Digest: Columbia-based team wins second straight USTA national title

Digest: Columbia-based team wins second straight USTA national title
From left to right, Alexandre Nazaire, Amanda Grebosky, Andrew Tsai, Brooke Santoriello, Christopher Chen, Lilianna Izadi, Matthew Sklar (Atholton), Olivia Tsai, Prateek Swamykumar, Ryan Lundergan, Snigdha Puram and Tess Weber of the Mid-Atlantic Advengers celebrate their second straight Intermediate title Sunday at the United States Tennis Association 18-and-under Junior Team Tennis National Championships in Cayce, S.C. (Dave Dellinger)

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.

Maryland football

3-star Ga. athlete Browder commits to Class of 2017

Three-star athlete Jalen Browder committed to Maryland, he announced on Twitter. Browder, who had 746 receiving yards and seven touchdowns last season for East Paulding (Ga.), is ranked the No. 52 athlete in the nation by The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Browder also had offers from Louisville, Mississippi and Missouri, among others. Terps wide receivers coach Chris Beatty was the lead recruiter. Browder is the second athlete commit in Maryland's Class of 2017 and 19th pledge overall. The Terps already have three wide receivers committed, two of them — Sean Nelson and Carlos Carriere — also from Georgia.

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Et cetera

No. 5 Terps knock off No. 1 UConn in field hockey, 2-1

Grace Balsdon and Welma Luus scored to lead the No. 5 Maryland field hockey team (13-3) to a 2-1 win over top-ranked Connecticut (16-1). The 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 (6-10-1, 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 Mid-Eastern 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 111/2-61/2 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.