Capra falls in final in bid for U.S. Open

Chevy Chase's Andrews wins Iron Girl in Columbia

August 22, 2011|By Sports Digest

Tennis

Capra falls in final in bid for U.S. Open

Madison Keys, at 16 the youngest competitor in the U.S. Open Wild-Card Playoff at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, rallied to defeat Beatrice Capra of Ellicott City, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0, in the women's final Sunday. Capra, who trained at College Park's Junior Tennis Champions Center as a youngster, was the defending champion and went on to win two rounds at the Open. She was disappointed she didn't finish off Keys after playing steadily in the first set. "I just starting thinking about it in the second set and I got tight," Capra said. "I started thinking about New York and I let down, and Madison took advantage of that. I really wanted to play at the Open but I'm excited to be starting Duke tomorrow." Bobby Reynolds, 29, the oldest player in the men's draw, beat 19-year-old Daniel Kosakowski, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4.

Men: The Anne Arundel County Area champion 3.5 team captained by Tom Schneider defeated the Howard County Area champion 3.5 team captained by Patrick Dixon in the U.S. Tennis Association Maryland District championship match in Frederick. Anne Arundel will represent Maryland in the sectional championship Sept. 9-11 in Newport News, Va.

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Chevy Chase's Andrews wins Iron Girl in Columbia

Kristin Andrews, 30, a first-year professional triathlete from Chevy Chase, won the TriColumbia Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon with a time of 1 hour, 28 minutes, 16 seconds. More than 2,000 female endurance athletes ages 12 to 71 from 25 states participated in the Centennial Park-based race, which consisted of a .62-mile swim, 17.5-mile bike ride and 3.3-mile run. Andrews earned a cash prize of $1,700. Rounding out the top five were Rebecca Newton, 35, of Camarillo, Calif., 1:32:50; Jennifer Will, 25, of Washington, 1:34:01; Elizabeth Flynn, 40, of Ellicott City, 1:34:13; and Hannah Hanson, 31, of Frederick, 1:35:22. Shana Hersh, 40, of Havre de Grace won the masters division in 1:35:46. Iron Girl honored 50-year-old paratriathlete Robin Yoder of Chesterfield, Va., with the "Athleta Award of Inspiration." Yoder is a cancer survivor who lost her leg to amputation. The Iron Girl was her first triathlon since the surgery last August.

Women's basketball: Maryland senior Lynetta Kizer had eight points and five rebounds as Team USA (6-0) won the World University Games gold medal in Shenzen, China, with a 101-66 victory over Taiwan (5-1).

Women's college soccer: Alex Berger converted a penalty kick in the 88th minute to lift host North Carolina State to a 1-0 victory over Navy (0-1-1). … In a game delayed 4 hours, 30 minutes by thunderstorms, UMBC lost its home opener, 2-0, to Campbell.

Women's college lacrosse: Virginia midfielder Julie Gardner (Severna Park) was named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors All-State first team, while goalkeeper Kim Kolarik (South River) was selected to the second team. … Richmond's Taylor Blazer of Berlin in Worcester County was honored as Virginia Sports Information Directors Rookie of the Year.

NFL: The Jacksonville Jaguars signed free-agent tight end Joey Haynos (Maryland), who spent the past three seasons with the Miami Dolphins. He missed last season after suffering a foot injury in the third preseason game and has 21 career receptions for 184 yards and three touchdowns.

WNBA: Katie Douglas scored a game-high 15points to lead the host Indiana Fever to an 83-51 blowout of the Washington Mystics, who got 11 points each from Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) and Jasmine Thomas. Washington has lost five straight games.

Major League Soccer: Kei Kamara scored in the 19th minute as host Sporting Kansas City earned a 1-0 win against D.C. United.

Motocross: First Mariner Arena will host the 2011-12 AMA Arenacross Series on Nov. 4-6.

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