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Tennis Roundup : Wilkison Scores Easy Victory Over Michibata

April 04, 1986|From Times Wire Services

Tim Wilkison, fresh from a surprise win over Wimbledon champion Boris Becker, routed Glenn Michibata of Canada, 6-1, 6-2, Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the $279,000 WCT-Atlanta tennis tournament.

In a pair of upsets, fifth-seeded Paul Annacone lost to David Pate, 7-5, 6-4, and seventh-seeded Tim Mayotte was ousted by Brian Teacher, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.

Kevin Curren defeated John Sadri, 7-6, 7-6, and Mikael Pernfors of Sweden defeated Andrei Chesnokov, the No. 1 player in the Soviet Union, 7-5, 7-6.

At Houston, top-seeded Mats Wilander of Sweden struggled in the second set before rallying to defeat Yugoslav teen-ager Bruno Oresar, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5, in a second-round match of the $200,000 River Oaks tournament.

Two other seeded players were upset. Fourth-seeded Thierry Tulasne of France lost to hometown favorite Harold Solomon, 7-6, 7-5, and eighth-seeded John Lloyd lost to SMU amateur Richie Reneberg, 6-2, 6-3.

At Marco Island, Fla., top-seeded Chris Evert Lloyd, playing her second match in 24 hours, defeated fifth-seeded Kathy Rinaldi, 6-1, 6-3, in the quarterfinals of the $150,000 Chrysler-Plymouth tournament.

In another quarterfinal match, second-seeded Claudia Kohde-Kilsch of West Germany came back from a 3-1 deficit to beat sixth-seeded Gabriela Sabatini, 6-3, 6-2.

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