Falmouth’s Kelley, partner lose to top seed in mixed doubles play at U.S. Open qualifier

Fourteen-year-old Meghan Kelley and her partner fell to the top-seeded team in the U.S. Open national playoffs for mixed doubles in New Haven, Conn.

Hilary Barte and Nicolas Meister — recent all-Americans from Stanford and UCLA, respectively — needed 45 minutes to record a 6-1, 6-0 win in the quarterfinals Thursday against Kelley and Massachusetts teaching pro Daniel Quiceno, 32.

The tournament winner gains entry to the main draw of the U.S. Open mixed doubles.

WINSTON-SALEM OPEN: Second-seeded Tomas Berdych advanced to the semifinals at Winston-Salem, N.C., rallying to beat Steve Darcis 4-6, 6-2, 6-0.

Berdych will face seventh-seeded Sam Querrey, who beat fourth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3).

NEW HAVEN OPEN: Caroline Wozniacki fought through an injury to her right knee to beat Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals at New Haven, Conn.

U.S. OPEN: Novak Djokovic was a winner when the men’s bracket was set — the defending champion and No. 2 seed can reach his third straight final at Flushing Meadows without having to face either Roger Federer or Andy Murray.

Federer and Murray wound up on the same side of the draw and could meet in the semifinals for a rematch of their recent finals at Wimbledon and the London Olympics.


LITTLE LEAGUE: Edisson Gonzalez pitched a sparkling game as Panama advanced in the World Series at South Williamsport, Pa.

Gonzalez had 11 strikeouts and James Gonzalez provided the offense with a two-run homer in the first inning to lift the team from Aguadulce past Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, 2-1 on Thursday.

Panama will face Japan in the international title game Saturday.

Hance Smith hit two homers, including a first-inning grand slam, to lead Petaluma, Calif., to an 11-1, five-inning victory over San Antonio and a berth in the U.S. championship game against Goodlettsville, Tenn.


MEN’S LACROSSE: Max Silberlicht was named an assistant coach at Bowdoin.

Silberlicht was an offensive assistant at Lynchburg College for the past two seasons. He played goal from 2007-10 at Division I Hobart, where he set a school record for goals-against average (7.91) during his junior year.


LPGA: Top-ranked Yani Tseng shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Canadian Women’s Open at Coquitlam, British Columbia.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Nicolas Colsaerts shot a 3-under 69 in the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, Scotland, leaving the Ryder Cup hopeful two shots behind the first-round leaders in the final event in the points races for the 10 automatic spots on the European team.

— From staff and news services