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Virginia Slims of San Diego : Kuhlman Wins to Move Into Semifinals Saturday

August 01, 1986

SAN DIEGO — Caroline Kuhlman, the gold medalist in the Goodwill Games, moved into the semifinals of the $75,000 Virginia Slims of San Diego women's tennis tournament Thursday with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 quarterfinal victory over Elna Reinach at the San Diego Hilton Beach & Tennis Resort.

The unseeded Kuhlman, who was a star at USC, will meet in Saturday's semifinals the winner of today's match between Melissa Gurney and fifth-seeded Betsy Nagelsen. Reinach upset top-seeded Kathy Jordan Wednesday.

In another quarterfinal match Thursday, second-seeded Stephanie Rehe defeated Debbie Spence, 6-3, 6-1. Rehe will play the winner of today's other quarterfinal between fourth-seeded Kate Gompert and Dinky Van Rensburg.

In the doubles quarterfinals Thursday, Nagelsen and Anne White defeated Caryn Copeland and Pam Whytcross, 6-4, 6-3, and Lori McNeil and Katherine Suire defeated Van Rensburg and Masako Yanagi, 6-1, 6-2.

Today's schedule (Stadium Court, play begins at 4 p.m.): Cammie MacGregor-Cynthia MacGregor vs. Beth Herr-Alycia Moulton; Dinky Van Rensburg vs. No. 4 Kate Gompert; Melissa Gurney vs. No. 5 Betsy Nagelson; Elise Burgin-Rosalyn Fairbank vs. Lea Antonopolis-Claudia Monterio.

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