Pikesville's Oshrine takes slim lead at Maryland Open

Lakers' Buss congratulates Kastles after record-setting 34th straight win in World TeamTennis

July 10, 2013|Sports Digest

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Pikesville's Oshrine takes slim lead at Maryland Open

Matt Oshrine, 17, of Pikesville and the Suburban Club shot a second-round 67 for a 36-hole total of 133 to take a one-stroke lead in the 92nd Maryland Open golf tournament at the Country Club of Maryland in Towson. Rick Schuller of Prince George, Va., was the low professional (68) with 134, where he was tied with 2010 champion Denny McCarthy (68) of Rockville and Argyle CC. First-round leader Keith Unikel of University of Maryland GC slipped back with a 71 and was at 136. With the field reduced to the low 40 and ties for today's final round, the cut fell at 144.

World TeamTennis: With a 25-12 victory over the Boston Lobsters, the host Washington Kastles extended their winning streak to 34 consecutive matches, breaking the record they shared with the NBA's 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. Kevin Anderson got the Kastles off to a strong start with a 5-2 singles win over Amir Weintraub. The Kastles continued to roll in women's doubles, with Martina Hingis and Anastasia Rodionova posting a 5-3 win over Jill Craybas and Katalin Marosi to help build a 15-8 halftime lead. Hingis was too much for Craybas in women's singles, winning 5-2. They closed out their historic win with Paes and Bobby Reynolds topping Weintraub and Butorac 5-2 in the final set. "Winning 33 consecutive games was an amazing accomplishment by our 1971-72 Lakers team, as evidenced by the fact that no other team has come close to reaching it for over 40 years now," Lakers president Jeanie Buss, who was involved with World TeamTennis in the 1970s as an executive for the Los Angeles Strings, said in a statement this after the Kastles' win. "On behalf of the Buss family and the Lakers family, I want to congratulate the Washington Kastles, their players, and our good friends Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss on this milestone accomplishment of theirs."

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D.C. United: Desperate for attacking help, United has acquired second-year midfielder Luis Silva from Toronto FC for an undisclosed amount of allocation money. Silva, 24, has started 11 league matches (14 appearances) with no goals and two assists this year. As a rookie, however, he posted five goals and five assists. United has scored eight goals in 19 matches and is on pace to set the Major League Soccer record for offensive futility. Silva is likely to debut for United on Friday night in a friendly against Chivas Guadalajara at RFK Stadium.

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

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