Digest: Fish, Haas, Querrey, Dolgopolov in D.C. semis

August 04, 2012|Sports Digest

Tennis

Fish, Haas, Querrey, Dolgopolov in D.C. semis

Top-seeded Mardy Fish defeated Xavier Malisse, 6-3, 6-4, in the quarterfinals of the ATP Citi Open Friday in Washington and will play fourth-seeded Tommy Haas, who beat Tobias Kamke, 6-1, 6-2. Eighth-seeded Sam Querrey topped third-seeded Kevin Anderson, 6-4, 6-4, and will face second-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine, a 7-6, 6-4 winner over James Blake.

World TeamTennis: Bobby Reynolds of the undefeated Washington Kastles was named the league's Male Most Valuable Player. Reynolds finished as the top-ranked player in men's singles, with a 64-41 record and teamed with 2011 Male MVP Leander Paes to finish as the league's top-ranked doubles team with a .620 winning percentage. Washington's Murphy Jensen was named Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Colleges

Dixon among eight to enter Terps Hall

Former Terps men's basketball star Juan Dixon headlines the Class of 2012 for the University of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame, officials announced Friday. Dixon, Maryland's all-time leading scorer with 2,269 points, was the Most Outstanding Player in the 2002 NCAA tournament after leading the Terps to the national championship. Football player Paul Vellano, father of current Terps defensive lineman Joe Vellano, field hockey player Carla Tagliente and women's lacrosse players Jen Adams and Sarah Forbes, as well as former baseball coach Tom Bradley and former women's lacrosse coach Cindy Timchal, will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Oct. 5 at Riggs Alumni Center. "M" Club fundraiser Leonard Rodman will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for meritorious service, and Tim Brant, a former football player at Maryland, will receive the "M" Club's Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award. To purchase tickets, call 301-314-2619.

Colleges

McDonogh's Blaze to play lacrosse at Furman

Rising senior faceoff specialist Hil Blaze (McDonogh) has committed to play at Furman. Last season he took more than 200 faceoffs and won over 60 percent. He is also on the Eagles' varsity soccer and indoor track teams. ... Men's college lacrosse: Rising senior attackman Jack Ray of Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J., has committed orally to Navy. The 6-6, 235-pound recruit will attend Navy Prep before going to the Academy. ... A pair of rising seniors have committed orally to play at Mount St. Mary's. Attackman Matty Yates (St. Mary's Ryken) has been selected to the all-county team the past two years. Attackman-faceoff specialist R.J. Beil of St. Dominic High in Oyster Bay, N.Y., earned all-conference honors after finishing sixth in overall points (58) among players on all Catholic and private schools on Long Island.

Women's lacrosse: Shepherd signed six players to letters of intent, including three attackers: Taylor Hicks (Mercy), Theresa Lang (Archbishop Spalding) and Hunter Morris (Severn).

Women's basketball: Christie Rogers, a 2009 Washington College alum, was named Towson's director of basketball operations. She was assistant coach and co-recruiting coordinator at Winthrop last season.

Football: Salisbury, which went 11-2 last season and 7-2 in the Empire 8, is No. 7 in the d3football.com Preseason Top 25.

Men's soccer: Loyola will host the 2012 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships. ... Washington College announced the addition of assistant coach Meir Lewin and volunteer assistant and goalkeeping coach Jeff Reinoehl. Lewin and Reinoehl complete first-year coach Roy Dunshee's staff. ... Senior Matt Voorhis and junior Eric Diehl were named Hood captains.

Administration: Towson junior field hockey player Kate Williams will serve as the Colonial Athletic Association's representative to the NCAA Division I Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Et cetera

Germantown's Lu wins three table tennis golds

Amy Lu, 11, of Germantown went 3-for-3 at the Junior Olympics in Houston, winning gold medals in girls under-12 singles and moving up two age groups to win gold medals with teammate Lilly Lin, 15, of Clarksburg in under-16 girls doubles and teams. Nine players from the Maryland Table Tennis Center in Gaithersburg medaled at the Junior Olympics, and Nathan Hsu, 16, of Rockville teamed up with Yahao Zhang, 20, of Texas to win open doubles at the concurrent Southern Open. Other medalists included Lisa Lin, 8, of Clarksburg; John Hsu, 18, of Rockville; Jackson Liang, 17, of Potomac; and George Nie, 16, of North Potomac.

Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers of the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League announced the signing of Mike McKenzie (Meade, Anne Arundel Community College), who served as the team's captain in 2011-12. The team also re-signed coach Bob Topp.

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