Digest: Baltimore tennis team finishes third at 18U nationals

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A junior tennis team from Baltimore representing the United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section finished third at the Junior Team Tennis 18U National Championships held this past weekend at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla. The Tennis Addicts, who were trying to win a third consecutive national title, defeated a team from Temple City, Calif., and the USTA Southern California Section in the third-place match, 49-48. The Tennis Addicts are coached by Jackson Tsai and feature team members Jordan Aparece (Baltimore), Christopher Chen (Ellicott City), Kartik Gupta (Clarksville), Zoe Hsieh (Baltimore), Lilianna Izadi (Eldersburg), Zachariah Lee (Clarksville), Kevin Liang (Clarksville), Laura Littlefield (Ellicott City), Ashna Sandoze (Woodstock), Meadow Santoriello (Bel Air), Olivia Tsai (Ellicott City) and Madeline Willenborg (Fork).

Swimming

Phelps and his wife left Vegas music festival before mass shooting

Nicole Phelps, the wife of Olympic gold medalist and Baltimore native Michael Phelps, posted on Instagram on Monday morning that the couple had been safe at home during the mass shooting Sunday night at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, which they had attended earlier in the weekend. Nicole Phelps, who is pregnant with the couple’s second child, said they had not been at the festival Sunday when a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino into the crowd across the street as country singer Jason Aldean was closing out the three-day event. More than 50 people were killed and at least 200 injured. They had attended the festival over the weekend, posting photos Saturday with friends with the hashtag #datenight at Eric Church‘s performance. Nicole Phelps wrote Monday morning along with a photo from Friday night, “I woke to texts from friends asking if we were still in Vegas, thankfully we were home safe however my heart is heavy this morning after learning of the tragic incident that happened last night. … #prayforlasvegas”

NHL

Capitals‘ Wilson to have player safety hearing today

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson will have a hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety today, general manager Brian MacLellan told The Washington Post. In Sunday’s preseason finale in St. Louis, Wilson was assessed a major penalty and ejected for boarding Blues forward Sam Blais.

—Isabelle Khurshudyan, The Washington Post

Et cetera

Gymnastics: Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore has the opportunity to qualify for event finals in the floor exercise, still rings and parallel bars at the halfway point of men’s qualification at the World Championships at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Whittenburg scored 15.033 on the floor exercise (first), 14.633 on still rings (fifth), 13.883 on vault (11th) and 14.766 on parallel bars (fifth) Monday. Men’s qualification concludes today.

Major League Lacrosse: The Chesapeake Bayhawks acquired Steele Stanwick from the Ohio Machine in exchange for a 2019 second-round college draft pick. Stanwick, the 2011 Tewaaraton Award winner at Virginia, serves as an assistant for the Johns Hopkins women’s team. The Bayhawks also announced their protected 23-man roster for the 2018 season. For the full roster, go to thebayhawks.com.

Varsity boys basketball: McDonogh senior guard Noah Locke will make his college decision tonight, he announced on Twitter. The 6-foot-2 Locke, an All-Metro first-team selection last season, is expected to choose between Florida, Michigan, Ohio State, Providence and Xavier, each of which he visited this fall.

—Jonas Shaffer

College football: Maryland’s Big Ten home opener against Northwestern on Oct. 14 will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2. … Navy’s American Athletic Conference game at Memphis on Oct. 14 will kick off at 3:45 p.m. and be televised on ESPNU.

College baseball: Former professional pitcher Brandon Erbe was named a student assistant coach at Maryland. Erbe, a Baltimore native, played 10 professional seasons in the Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies organizations from 2005 to 2014. He was selected in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2005 draft by the Orioles out of McDonogh.

Men’s college golf: York junior Tyler Newton (Bel Air) won the stroke play championship at the Montgomery Cup this past weekend at Downingtown (Pa.) Country Club. Newton carded a two-round total of 145, defeating Swarthmore’s Dan Altieri by a stroke.

Brigance Brigade: Former Raven and co-founder of the Brigance Brigade Foundation O.J. Brigance will celebrate his 48th birthday at a party aimed at supporting people battling ALS. The Soirée with O.J. — A Rockin’ Good Time!, will take place Friday at Valley Mansion by Martin’s, 594 Cranbrook Road, Hunt Valley. The event will also honor Brigance’s 10-year battle with ALS. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at BriganceBrigade.org or at the door. The proceeds will be dedicated to helping patients and families in need through the foundation’s Patient Services Grant Program.

Baseball: The regular meeting of Talkin’ Baseball will take place Saturday at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Ann Good will discuss her book, “St. Louis Cardinals A-Z.”



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