Unseeded Jim Pugh of Palos Verdes advanced to the quarterfinals of the $293,000 Transamerica Open tennis tournament Wednesday with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Woody Hunt at San Francisco's Cow Palace.
In another afternoon match, Todd Nelson defeated Matt Anger, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.
Pugh's serve-and-volley game proved too much for Hunt in the first set. After going ahead 3-2, Pugh scored 12 straight points to win the set. In the second set, Pugh hit three aces in the deciding game. Pugh had earlier eliminated second-seeded Tim Mayotte.
Kate Gompert rallied for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Susan Mascarin to advance to the third round of a $150,000 Virginia Slims tournament at New Orleans.
Gompert, the No. 5-seeded player from Rancho Mirage, Calif., trailed 4-1 in the final set but broke Mascarin in the sixth, eighth and 10th games.