LOWELL, Mass. — The Maine baseball team lost 9-8 to Albany on Thursday night in an elimination game of the America East tournament.

Maine, which ends its season at 20-35, had the bases loaded with one out in the ninth inning but was unable to push across the tying run. Danny Casals, Lou Della Fera and Tyler Schwanz each had two hits for Maine.


NCAA TOURNAMENT: Joulia Likhanskaia and Tiffany Cheng of Bowdoin advanced to the quarterfinals with a straight-set victory at the NCAA Division III women’s tennis doubles championships at Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Likhanskaia and Cheng beat Marie Lutz and Liza Southwick of Trinty (Texas), 6-3, 6-1, and will play Kait Brogan and Shelby Harris of Mary Washington.

Likhanskaia also made it to the singles quarterfinals. She will face Eudice Chong of Wesleyan Friday.


NCAA TOURNAMENT: Bates sophomore Ben Rosen won two matches to reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III men’s single championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Rosen earned All-America status with a 6-2, 6-1 win against Arthur Fagundes of the University of Texas-Tyler, then knocked off the No. 8 seed, C.J. Kimball of Case Western Reserve, 6-3, 2-6, 6-1.

Rosen faces fourth-seeded Skyler Butts of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the quarterfinals at 9 a.m. Friday.


NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: USM hurdler Jeremy Collins and Colby steeplechaser Alanna McDonough advanced to the finals by recording the third-fastest prelim times at the NCAA Division III championships in Waverly, Iowa.

Collins finished second in his 400-meter hurdles heat with a school-record time of 52.22 seconds. He’ll compete in the finals Saturday afternoon.

McDonough also placed second in her heat, posting a time of 10:56.87. She goes into Saturday’s final as the No. 2 seed.