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Maryland tennis’ Eva Alexandrova earns All-Big Ten honors

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland freshman Eva Alexandrova was one of 14 tennis players to receive All-Big Ten honors Thursday.

Alexandrova posted 11 singles wins for the Terps this season, an impressive number considering she spent most of her time playing in either the first or second spot in the lineup. She has moved as high as No. 82 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) singles rankings, and with plenty of her career still to come, the future is bright for Alexandrova and Maryland.

She’s the second Terrapin to earn All-Big Ten honors since Maryland joined the conference, joining then-senior Alexandra Stanova last season. Stanova was the last Maryland freshman to make an all-conference team, doing so in 2013 on the All-ACC third team.

Junior Millie Stretton—whose doubles pairing with Alexandrova has moved up to No. 47 in the ITA rankings—earned the team’s sportsmanship award.

In other news

Maryland men’s lacrosse is on to the Big Ten tournament championship after a 12-9 victory over Rutgers in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A rematch with Johns Hopkins awaits.

But first, the top-seeded women’s team will face the Blue Jays today at 5 p.m. ET.

The Washington Post talked to Megan Whittle, who has scored in 83 of her 85 college games, about the two contests in which she’s been shut out.

Here’s Lamar on Justin Jackson’s NBA outlook, which isn’t as high as it once was but hasn’t vanished completely.

Maryland basketball’s non-conference schedule for 2018-19 has added Hofstra, per Jon Rothstein. That’s the fourth team announced on the early-season slate, joining Marshall, Mount St. Mary’s and Navy.

InsideMdSports took a look at which Terps are on the radar for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Four-star cornerback Tayvion Land will make his college decision on Thursday, May 10. The one-time Virginia Tech commit has Maryland in his top four, along with South Carolina, Virginia Tech and Auburn.