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Digest: Stephens upset, Querrey advances at Citi Open

Sam Querrey advanced despite not having his giant-slaying best. Sloane Stephens didn't have any of her best and is going home.

The eighth-seeded Querrey beat Bjorn Fratangelo, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4, at the Citi Open in Washington on Tuesday, while the second-seeded Stephens was upset by Japan's Risa Ozaki, 6-2, 6-1. Querrey was feeling confident coming off a trip to the Wimbledon quarterfinals that featured a victory against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

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Center court under the lights at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center was a little different, but Querrey battled back from losing a first-set tiebreak to beat Fratangelo and avenge a defeat at the French Open.

"Even without the Novak win and just coming out it would've been tough," Querrey said. "It was one of those matches I just had to fight my way through, and I think regardless of what happened at Wimbledon, it would've been tough and I did a good job of getting through it."

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Querrey will next face 11th-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine.

Stephens' tournament is done a year after she won the Citi Open. The 23-year-old American said it was just one of those matches for her and took all the blame for her defeat.

"I just played real bad. Nothing more, nothing less," Stephens said. "Just one of those days I was really bad. Obviously I'm not the first person to have a bad day and I won't be the last."

Earlier in the day, fifth-seeded Eugenie Bouchard was upset by Italy's Camila Giorgi, 7-5, 6-4, marking the fourth time in the Canadian's past 10 tournaments that she lost her opening match. She most recently reached the round of 32 at Wimbledon before losing to Dominika Cibulkova.

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Bouchard said she felt kind of out of it from the beginning Tuesday, when temperatures were in the 90s, but she put no blame on the heat and instead credited Giorgi for keeping her off balance.

"She kind of plays not like any other player, really: absolutely no rhythm, not long points at all," Bouchard said. "I found it hard to get my feeling and get into points and stuff."

Bouchard repeated that she was unsure about playing in the Rio Olympics, citing the Zika virus. The Montreal native called herself a "last-minute person" and said she would wake up and decide next week.

Bouchard has seen fellow Canadian Milos Raonic and other high-profile tennis players and golfers pull out and conceded that has made her think.

"I'm truly undecided, and you see more and more people pulling out as kind of the deadline gets closer," Bouchard said. "It's just unfortunate because it would be my first games, and to have a problem like this kind of dampening the excitement of potentially your first Olympic Games, it really [stinks], to be honest."

In other women's play, American Christina McHale upset eighth-seeded Monica Niculescu of Romania, 6-3, 6-4. The New Jersey native will next face Jessica Pegula, daughter of Buffalo Bills and Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula.

McHale continued a strong year that has included pushing world No. 1 Serena Williams to three sets twice.

"I'm putting myself more in matches to have opportunities to win," McHale said. "I want to stop meeting [Williams] so early in tournaments. It's nice to see against the No. 1 player in the world that I can hold my own and have chances."

On the men's side, 12th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov lost, 6-4, 6-4, to Great Britain's Daniel Evans.

Monday's Citi Open: Competing in her first main-draw match on the WTA Tour, Usue Arconada, who trains at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, advanced to the second round with a 7-6 (3), 6-4 victory over Canadian Francoise Abanda. Arconada will face No. 6 seed and world No. 45 Yulia Putintseva today.

Michael Phelps, 31, in his fifth Olympics, and Schmitt, 26, in her third, will be two of Team USA's six captains.

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NBAC stars Phelps and Schmitt are U.S. Olympic swim captains

Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt, two of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club's best swimmers ever, were named two of the six captains for this summer's Olympic team, USA Swimming announced Tuesday. It is the first captaincy for both Phelps, 31, headed to his fifth Olympics, and Schmitt, 26, swimming in her third. Both trained at the NBAC under coach Bob Bowman before they followed him to Arizona State last year. The two swimmers remain good friends and have mentored NBAC up-and-comers such as Chase Kalisz (Fallston).

-- Jake Lourim

Kevin Huerter scored four points on 2-for-4 shooting, missing both of his 3-point attempts but adding a rebound, an assist and two steals.

Men's basketball: On a day when the U.S. U18 team overwhelmed an outmatched Puerto Rico, Maryland recruit Kevin Huerter joined in for 16 minutes. The incoming Terps swingman scored four points on 2-for-4 shooting, missing both of his 3-point attempts but adding a rebound, an assist and two steals. The Americans took a 20-11 lead at the end of the first quarter and ended up shooting 52.5percent from the field in a 103-70 victory Tuesday in Valdivia, Chile.

-- Jake Lourim

Golf: Matt Sughrue of Arlington, Va., returned rounds of 68-69—137, 3 under par at the Suburban Club, and won the Middle Atlantic Golf Association's 88th Senior championship. Tim Dilli of Towson; Mike Occi of Columbia and John Howson of Sparks tied for second at 142. ... Zachary Bauchou of Forest, Va., an Oklahoma State sophomore, matched the Woodholme Country Club course record twice with successive rounds of 66-66—132, and won the medal in qualifying for the U.S. Amateur championship. Tyler Herriott of Brandywine and Bart George of Arnold also advanced to the championship Aug. 15-21 at Oakland Hills CC in suburban Detroit.

Varsity boys soccer: Archbishop Curley senior forward Tre Pulliam, who has committed to UMBC, and McDonogh senior defenders Michael DeShields and Cale Thorne were named to the TeamSnap Fall All-America first team. Milton (Mass.) Academy senior midfielder Luca Levee, Maryland commitment, also made the first team. The second team included McDonogh senior forward Tunde Akinlosotu.

Major League Lacrosse: Rochester Rattlers rookie defenseman Matt Dunn (Maryland, Loyola Blakefield) was named Warrior Defensive Player of the Week. Charlotte Hounds attackman Ryan Brown (Johns Hopkins, Calvert Hall) was named Rookie of the Week.

Major League Soccer: The league fined D.C. United midfielder Lloyd Sam for violating the policy regarding hands to the face, head or neck of an opponent against the Columbus Crew on Saturday.

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National Women's Soccer League: Washington Spirit midfielder Estefania Banini was voted Player of the Week.

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College softball: Heather Gelbard, who spent the past seven seasons as an assistant at Florida Atlantic, was named UMBC's head coach, replacing Joe French, who retired in May with a 435-397-1 record with the Retrievers.

Women's college lacrosse: Julie Morse, a 2015 Loyola Maryland graduate, who played on four NCAA tournament teams with the Greyhounds, was named an assistant coach. She coaches for the Bay Area Lacrosse Club in Annapolis and spent the past spring as a girls assistant at her high school alma mater, Saints Peter and Paul.

Sun staff and news services contributed to this article.

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