Co­lum­bia-based team wins sec­ond straight USTA na­tional ti­tle

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The Co­lum­bia-based Mid-At­lantic Ad­vengers claimed their sec­ond straight In­ter­me­di­ate ti­tle Sun­day at the United States Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion 18- and- un­der Ju­nior Team Ten­nis Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in Cayce, S.C., with a 51-38 vic­tory over the Mis­souri Val­ley Greens of Ok­la­homa City. “It is in­cred­i­ble, no bet­ter feel­ing,” Ad­vengers coach Jack­son Tsai said. “They did ex­cep­tion­ally well, they came to­gether as a team and won to­gether as a team; there re­ally is noth­ing else to say.” The Ad­vengers con­sist of Alexan­dre Nazaire ( El­li­cott City), Amanda Gre­bosky (Reis­ter­stown), An­drew Tsai (El­li­cott City), Brooke San­to­riello (Bel Air), Christopher Chen ( El­li­cott City), Lil­ianna Izadi (Elder­s­burg), Matthew Sk­lar (Tus­con, Ariz., Atholton), Olivia Tsai (El­li­cott City), Pra­teek Swamyku­mar (Clarksville), Rhoil Bahri (El­li­cott City), Ryan Lun­der­gan (El­li­cott City), Snigdha Pu­ram ( Elkridge) and Tess We­ber (El­li­cott City). “I think it was an in­cred­i­ble week­end and I am re­ally proud of how the team played,” San­to­riello said. “They played amaz­ing and they did what we had to do and I did what I had to do to pull out the vic­tory. Yes­ter­day, af­ter we won the semi­fi­nals of our mixed dou­bles match, was def­i­nitely the turn­ing point where ev­ery­one was like: ‘This is what we came here to do. Let’s fin­ish it.’ And that is what we did.” In the Ad­vanced fi­nal, South­ern’s SDUTA, Inc., based out of At­lanta, de­feated Mid-At­lantic DMV Elite, 57-29. Ian Siew (El­li­cott City), Trey St­inch­comb (Ol­ney) and Jor­dan Chrysos­tom (Bowie) com­peted for DMV Elite. Terps held the na­tion’s top-scor­ing team well be­low its av­er­age of 5.41 goals per game and the na­tion’s top goal-scorer, Char­lotte Veit­ner, score­less. Sarah Bates (Glenelg Coun­try) made a ca­reer-high six saves for the Terps. Mary­land will host No. 9 Vir­ginia (11-6) on Tues­day at 4 p.m. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE SOC­CER: Jill Mul­hol­land scored in the 74th minute to lead host Hoft­stra (10-7-1, 4-5) to a 1-0 win over Tow­son and elim­i­nate the Tigers’ chance of a berth in the Colo­nial Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion play­offs. Tow­son (6-12-1, 3-6) fin­ished with nine points in the league stand­ings, tied for eighth with Delaware. North­east­ern won the reg­u­lar-sea­son ti­tle and will host the CAA tour­na­ment, which be­gins Sun­day. … Melissa Lynskey scored 33 sec­onds into over­time to lead Lafayette (6-6-4, 3-4-1 Pa­triot League) to a 1-0 win over host Navy (8-9-2, 4-3-1). … San­dra Bat­tista scored with just over three min­utes re­main­ing to lift host Wag­ner (4-11-1, 0-6 North­east Con­fer­ence) to a 2-1 vic­tory over Mount St. Mary’s (3-12-0, 2-3). … Al­bany (9-7-1, 6-1-1 Amer­ica East Con­fer­ence) scored two goals seven min­utes apart in the sec­ond half for a 2-0 vic­tory over vis­it­ing UMBC (610-1, 2-5-1). WOMEN’S COL­LEGE VOL­LEY­BALL: Jo­ce­lyn Kuilan had a team-high 19 kills, but vis­it­ing Tow­son (19-6, 6-4 CAA) fell to Col­lege of Charleston (15-7, 8-2) in four sets. Lind­say Fla­herty had a match-high seven blocks for the Tigers. COL­LEGE FOOT­BALL: Sal­is­bury se­nior run­ning back Ryan Kolb was named New Jer­sey Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Of­fen­sive Player of the Week. MEN’S COL­LEGE CROSS COUN­TRY: UMES se­nior Khalil Rmidi Kinini was named MidEastern Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Run­ner of the Week. JU­NIOR COL­LEGES: The Mary­land Ju­nior Col­lege Ath­letic Con­fer­ence se­lected Fred­er­ick Com­mu­nity Col­lege men’s soc­cer player May­col Nunez, Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land women’s soc­cer player Alexis Porter­field and Howard Com­mu­nity Col­lege vol­ley­ball player Ri­ley For­quer (Cen­tury) as Stu­dent Ath­letes of the Month. MA­JOR LEAGUE SOC­CER: Kaka had a goal and an as­sist to help Or­lando City beat vis­it­ing D.C. United, 4-2. Or­lando City (9-11-14) al­ready had been elim­i­nated from play­off con­tention. D.C. United (11-10-13) fin­ished fourth in the Eastern Con­fer­ence and will host the Mon­treal Im­pact in the knock­out round. Cris­tian Hi­gu­ita scored his first MLS goal to give Or­lando a 3-1 lead in the 50th minute. United’s Al­varo Sa­bo­rio cap­i­tal­ized on an er­rant back pass in the 43rd to make it 2-1, and Kennedy Ig­boananike scored his first goal with D.C. in the 78th. LO­CAL GOLF: The Golf As­so­ci­a­tion of Philadel­phia won the first three matches and four of the first five en route to an 8-4 edge in sin­gles dur­ing the sec­ond day of the 65th Ma­son-Dixon Matches with the Mid­dle At­lantic Golf As­so­ci­a­tion, held over Bal­ti­more Coun­try Club’s East Course. The vis­i­tors ended a four-year los­ing streak with an over­all 111⁄ 61⁄ vic­tory. BASE­BALL: Ann Good will dis­cuss her book “Wash­ing­ton Na­tion­als: A to Z” at the reg­u­lar ses­sion of “Talkin’ Base­ball” on Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. in the board room (fifth floor) at Van­tage House, 5400 Van­tage Point Road, Co­lum­bia. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-992-1186. —

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