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Digest: Annapolis women lose in finals at USTA Super Senior Championships

Sports Digest

April 23, 2013

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Annapolis women lose in finals at USTA League 6.0 Super Senior National Championships

A women's team from Annapolis represented the Mid-Atlantic Section at the USTA League 6.0 Super Senior National Championships on Sunday and placed second. The Annapolis women defeated a team from Yakima, Wash., in the semifinals, 2-1, before losing to a team from York, Pa., in the championship match, 2-1. The team consists of Eileen Gilkey Covert, Linda Daniels, captain Judy Harrison, Tori Matton, Heidi Salvesen, Sue Sherrill, Margaret Singh, and Susan Thompson.

College track and field: Navy junior Teronda Brown was honored as the Patriot League Field Athlete of the Week, while Mids senior Brigid Byrne was the Track Athlete of the Week. On the men's side, freshman Jay Stell was named the league's Rookie of the Week for the third time during the outdoor season. ... In the ACC championships at North Carolina State on Saturday, athletes from Maryland high schools swept the high jump. Taking first place was Maryland sophomore Amber Melville (North Carroll), who cleared 6 feet, 1/2 inch. Second place went to Terps freshman Thea Lafond, an alumna of Kennedy High in Silver Spring, who cleared 5-113/4. In third place was Lacey Shuman, a junior at N.C. State who graduated from Maryvale Prep; she cleared 5-101/2.

College softball: Salisbury sophomore Rachel Johnson has been named the CAC Pitcher of the Week. This marks the fourth consecutive week and seventh time this season that Johnson has earned the honor. ... McDaniel sophomore Caroline Brehm was named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Week.

College baseball: Host Gettysburg defeated nationally ranked Johns Hopkins, 8-1, in a makeup game. The Bullets (24-10, 10-4 Centennial Conference) swept the season series from the Blue Jays (30-4, 12-2), ranked No. 2 by D3baseball.com and No. 3 by the American Baseball Coaches Association, for the first time since 1999. Johns Hopkins senior Jeff Lynch also was named conference Player of the Week.

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