May 14, 2011
Phelps is sixth in 200 free at Charlotte UltraSwim
In a field loaded with six Olympians, Michael Phelps of Fells Point came in sixth in the 200-meter freestyle final Friday at the Charlotte UltraSwim in Charlotte, N.C. Ryan Lochte was in front early but eventually fell to fourth behind winner Dominik Meichtry, a Swiss Olympian, at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. Phelps finished in 1 minute, 51.04 seconds in Lane 1, behind Meichtry's 1:48.55. In second was 2008 Olympian Ricky Berens; Markus Rogan finished third in 1:49.47. Missy Franklin (200 free, 1:57.66), Rebecca Soni (100 breaststroke, 1:05.57) and Dana Vollmer (100 butterfly, 57.82) set meet records. The Charlotte Grand Prix will continue today, with Phelps expected to compete in the 200 fly. On Sunday he is lined up to swim in the 200 backstroke.
Hanafin's single lifts UM past N.C. State in ACC quarterfinal
Junior Bree Hanafin hit a walk-off RBI single to left field in the seventh inning, and the third-seeded Maryland softball team beat sixth-seeded North Carolina State, 4-3, in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals in Atlanta for its first ACC tournament win since 2007. The Terps will play second-seeded North Carolina at 1 p.m. today in the ACC semifinals. Senior Kerry Hickey started for the Terrapins (39-16). She pitched six innings, allowing six hits and three runs while notching four strikeouts.
Honors: Hickey was named ACC Pitcher of the Year, while junior Vangie Galindo earned a spot on the All-ACC first team with Hickey. Hanafin was named to the All-ACC second team. Hickey is the first Terrapin ever to win ACC Pitcher of the Year and first to win an individual award since Kelly Shipman won Player of the Year in 1999.
Coppin State softball
Arnold pitches two gems, but Howard eliminates Eagles
Rebecca Kirshner singled in the winning run in the top of the 10th inning and Carly Martin outdueled Paige Arnold as Howard defeated Coppin State, 1-0, at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference softball tournament at the Ormond Beach (Fla.) Sports Complex. Arnold opened the day with a one-hit, 1-0 shutout of Norfolk State. Coppin State finished the season with an 18-16 overall record, the first winning season in school history.
Terps men knock off Michigan, move to 2nd round of NCAAs
The Maryland men's tennis team received strong play from the bottom half of its singles order, including a come-from-behind, match-clinching win by Sergio Wyss, to post a 4-2 upset of No. 29 Michigan, advancing to the second round of the NCAA championships. The 44th-ranked Terrapins (13-12), making their first-ever appearance in the NCAAs, snapped a 2-all tie with Andy Magee's 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 over Michigan's Justin Rossi at No. 6 singles. The Terps advance to today's second round, where they will face host Duke, which is the 11th overall seed and defeated George Washington, 4-0, on Friday. The winner will head to Stanford, Calif., next week for the NCAA round of 16.
More men's college tennis: Washington College senior Adam Cranford (John Carroll) was selected to play in the NCAA Division III singles tournament May 27-29 in Claremont, Calif.
Women's college tennis: Maryland (13-10) fell, 4-0 to 28th-ranked Washington on Friday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA championships. … Johns Hopkins junior Carolyn Warren and sophomore Nandita Krishnan were selected to compete in the Division III NCAA singles championship May 27-29 in Claremont, Calif.
Men's college lacrosse: Brown senior senior goalie Matt Chriss (Gilman) was selected to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-Star second team. … Villanova sophomore attackman Jack Rice (Boys' Latin) was named to the All-Big East Conference first team.
College acrobatics and tumbling: Maryland, Baylor and Fairmont State have united in changing the name of the sport previously known as competitive cheer on their campuses to acrobatics and tumbling. With this name change, all six inaugural members of the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association are now united under the same sport name. Azusa Pacific, Baylor, Fairmont State, Maryland, Oregon and Quinnipiac were the association's founding members during the organization's inaugural season in 2011.
United States Tennis Association: The registration deadline is May 21 for the U.S. Open National Playoffs sectional qualifying tournament to be held at the Tennis Center at College Park from May 28 to June 3. The tournament is one of only 16 qualifying tournaments nationwide, which culminate with the U.S. Open National Playoffs — men's, women's and mixed doubles championships held in August during the New Haven Open at Yale. For more information, go to USOpen.org.
Junior tennis: The Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park will hold its Free Tennis Festival, aimed at introducing the sport of tennis to area youths, May 22 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at its facilities at 5200 Paint Branch Parkway. Geared for children ages 7 to 13 years old, the tennis festival tests general athletic ability by challenging players to run, jump, throw, catch and compete in a friendly obstacle course. Each child who attends receives a certificate to participate in a free junior tennis clinic as well as a bag of free items. Children also have the opportunity to win new Head and Babolat rackets and balls.
—From Sun staff and news services
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