Tiafoe advances in Citi Open qualifying

Francis Tiafoe easily advanced to the round of 32 on Saturday in the local qualifying tournament for the Citi Open, beating David Lewis of Washington, 6-2, 6-2.

Tiafoe, the top seed, received a first-round bye in the tournament at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park. Lewis won his opening match, 6-3, 6-1, over Joey Mallon of Towson.

Tiafoe will face Ryan Lundergan of Ellicott City on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Lundergan rolled through his first two matches, a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Jack Donaldson of Easton, Md., and a 6-0, 6-0 win over Luke Bennett of Great Falls.

Tiafoe, 16, of Riverdale Park learned to play tennis at the host facility, where his father worked as a maintenance man.

Winners of the men’s and women’s singles titles in this tournament will receive a wild-card entry in a two-day qualifier held July 26-27, immediately before the Citi Open begins July 28 at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Northwest.

The men’s draw continues Sunday with the rounds of 32 and 16. The Post incorrectly reported that the women’s draw began Saturday; it gets underway Sunday with two rounds of play. The quarterfinals and semifinals are Monday, and both the men’s and women’s finals are Tuesday. Draws can be found at ­

high schools

DeMatha junior Darryl Haraway staked his claim as not only one of the fastest sprinters in the metro area but in the entire country.

At the New Balance Outdoor Nationals meet in Charlotte, Haraway won a gold medal in the 100-meter dash. Running the second-best time in the United States this season, Haraway blazed to a first-place finish in 10.20 seconds. Only Trentavis Friday of Cherryville, N.C., has a faster time nationally (10.17).

T.C. Williams sophomore Noah Lyles qualified for the 100 finals after running a 10.45 in the preliminary race. However, Lyles did not show for the championship event.

The Bowie boys’ 4x200 team also claimed a national championship with a time of 1 minute 26.52 seconds. The West Springfield girls’ 4x800 team won a bronze medal with a time of 8:58.32. Stone Bridge senior D’Ante Yarborough finished fourth nationally in the 110 hurdles but broke 14 seconds with a time of 13.96. Loudoun Valley sophomore Andrew Hunter placed second in the two-mile with a time of 8:53.81.

— Jason Butt

college baseball

Taylor Sparks hit his nation-leading ninth triple of the season to fuel UC Irvine’s three-run eighth inning in the Anteaters’ 3-1 victory over Texas in the opening game of the College World Series in Omaha.

The Anteaters had been shut out for seven innings before they broke through against Texas starter Nathan Thornhill (8-3), a 13th-round draft pick of the Phillies, and reliever John Curtiss.

One of the last four teams selected for the NCAA tournament, UC Irvine (41-23) continued to amaze during a postseason run in which it knocked off No. 1 national seed Oregon State and swept a super regional at Oklahoma State.


The women’s field hockey World Cup trophy is back in Dutch hands after they extended their record haul of titles to seven by beating Australia, 2-0, in the final in the Netherlands.

Winners of the last two Olympics, the Netherlands regained the World Cup it last won in 2006 and conceded to Argentina four years ago. . . .

Junior Olivia Ekpone (Northwest High) anchored Texas A&M’s 4x100-meter relay to a first-place finish in 42.80 seconds as the Aggies won the women’s team title at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in Eugene, Ore. About 30 minutes later, she finished third in the 200 in 22.64, just 0.1 out of first. She capped the meet by anchoring the Aggies’ 4x400 relay to a second-place finish.

— From news services and staff reports