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May 12, 1997|From Staff and Wire Reports

Andrei Medvedev of Ukraine, hampered the past two years because of back and shoulder injuries, won his first singles title of the year, defeating Felix Mantilla of Spain, 6-0, 6-4, 6-2, in the German Open in Hamburg.

Fourth-seeded Jason Stoltenberg beat top-seeded Jonas Bjorkman, 6-0, 2-6, 7-5, to become the first repeat champion in the Red Clay Tennis Championship at Coral Springs, Fla.

Fresno State upset USC, 4-2, in the NCAA Region VII championships at Las Vegas. The Bulldogs (17-11) earned their fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA men's tennis 16-team national finals. The Trojans (18-6) will miss the finals for the first time since the team format began in 1977. . . . UC Santa Barbara (19-6) defeated Pepperdine, 4-1, in Malibu to claim the NCAA Region VIII championships. The Waves are 22-7. In women's competition, Pepperdine defeated USC, 5-2, in the NCAA West Regional final. The Waves (20-7) advanced to the NCAA finals, which begin Thursday at Stanford. USC ends its season at 10-16.


Paulo Wanchope scored two goals and Allan Oveido added another as Costa Rica defeated Jamaica, 3-1, at San Jose, Costa Rica.

Doctor Khumalo opened the scoring in the 29th minute and goalkeeper Brad Friedel had his second shutout as the Columbus Crew defeated the New York/New Jersey MetroStars, 3-0, at Columbus, Ohio.

Cindy Parlow scored two goals to lead the U.S. women's national team to a 6-0 win over England at Portland.

Southland Report

Joe Kilburg went five for five and drove in three runs to lead Stanford to a 9-6 win over UCLA (40-17-1) that gave the Cardinal (38-16) the Pacific 10 Southern Division baseball championship.

Fifth-ranked UCLA, eligible while it appeals sanctions for NCAA violations, is top-seeded in its NCAA regional softball tournament and will play Nicholls State of Thibodaux, La., in the first round at Lafayette, La., on Friday.

Amanda Gall and Coralie Simmons each scored two goals as the top-ranked UCLA women's water polo team defeated No. 2 California, 6-3, to win its second consecutive NCAA title in its third year of varsity play.


Vera Ilyina of Russia won the women's three-meter springboard championship at the USA/FINA Diving Grand Prix in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., when teammate Yulia Pakhalina clipped the board on her final dive. In the men's 10-meter platform, Dimitry Sautin of Russia scored 696.96 points to defeat Sun Shu Wei of China (679.14) in a match of Olympic gold medalists.

Goalie Tommy Salo made 32 saves, and Sweden defeated Canada, 3-2, at Helsinki, Finland, to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three gold-medal round at the World Hockey Championships. . . . Charlie Taaffe, fired as the Citadel football coach after being charged again for driving under the influence, was hired as an assistant coach with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL. . . . Ron Herrin, a four-year assistant men's basketball coach at Southern Illinois, has died from an aneurysm at his Benton, Ill., home. He was 67. . . . Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh won their second tournament of the season on the Miller Lite/AVP Tour, defeating Randy Stoklos and Troy Tanner, 11-6, 11-13, 7-5, in the $100,000 Dallas Open. . . . Karolyn Kirby and Nancy Reno won the Cybergenics Open at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., defeating Annett Davis and Jenny Johnson, 15-11, in a Women's Professional Volleyball Assn. tour match.

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