Columbia native earns Family Circle Cup wild card

Hayley Carter

Hayley Carter defeated Mariana Gould in the finals of the Girls 18 Division during the 11th annual Dunlop Junior Tennis Championship held at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island.

This victory granted her a Wild Card into the 2012 Family Circle Cup qualifying tournament. Carter, 16, a Columbia, native, trains at the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy on Hilton Head Island.

College basketball

For the third time this season, Charleston Southern senior forward Kelvin Martin was named the Big South Conference men's basketball player of the week.

Martin rounded out his home career in style by scoring 21 points and nine rebounds per game in the Bucs' victories over Gardner-Webb and Wofford.

The 6-5 Adel, Ga., native tallied 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting and handed out three assists versus the Runnin' Bulldogs in CSU's 73-58 win, but saved his best for the senior day contest against the Terriers.

Martin went on to score a career-high 27 points and he added14 rebounds.