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July 29, 1994 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alex Olmedo had forgotten his tennis racket and needed one as a prop for a newspaper photograph. So without hesitation he walked to the small tennis office of the public park near his home and asked the attendant if he could borrow one. "Got any ID?" asked the young man as Olmedo pulled a racket from a shopping cart filled with green balls. The question seemed to irritate Olmedo, 58, a former Wimbledon champion and well-known teaching pro.
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May 31, 2005
Benedikt Dorsch of Baylor defeated Pierrik Ysern of San Diego, 6-2, 7-6 (6) Monday to win the NCAA Division I tennis championship, an event contested since 1881. Past champions of the events since 1941, the year the NCAA took over sole control of the tournament from the U.S. Lawn Tennis Assn: * 1941, Joseph Hunt...Navy * 1942, Fred Schroeder...Stanford * 1943, Pancho Segura...Miami * 1944, Pancho Segura...Miami * 1945, Pancho Segura...Miami * 1946, Bob Falkenburg...USC * 1947, Garner Larned...
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June 4, 1995 | IRENE LACHER
ALEX OLMEDO Alex Olmedo wanted a normal life, so he came to the Beverly Hills Hotel to teach celebrities how to swing. That was 30 years ago. He'd just come off the professional tennis circuit, where he'd spent five years touring with such legends as Pancho Segura and Pancho Gonzalez. He'd also represented the United States on the Davis Cup team in 1958 and 1959. So Olmedo needed somewhere to hang his racquet within driving distance of his children's school.
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June 4, 1995 | IRENE LACHER
ALEX OLMEDO Alex Olmedo wanted a normal life, so he came to the Beverly Hills Hotel to teach celebrities how to swing. That was 30 years ago. He'd just come off the professional tennis circuit, where he'd spent five years touring with such legends as Pancho Segura and Pancho Gonzalez. He'd also represented the United States on the Davis Cup team in 1958 and 1959. So Olmedo needed somewhere to hang his racquet within driving distance of his children's school.
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May 31, 2005
Benedikt Dorsch of Baylor defeated Pierrik Ysern of San Diego, 6-2, 7-6 (6) Monday to win the NCAA Division I tennis championship, an event contested since 1881. Past champions of the events since 1941, the year the NCAA took over sole control of the tournament from the U.S. Lawn Tennis Assn: * 1941, Joseph Hunt...Navy * 1942, Fred Schroeder...Stanford * 1943, Pancho Segura...Miami * 1944, Pancho Segura...Miami * 1945, Pancho Segura...Miami * 1946, Bob Falkenburg...USC * 1947, Garner Larned...
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August 2, 1993 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He still travels as smoothly across the tennis court as he did when he was in his prime. Back then, when he won the Australian Nationals and Wimbledon in 1959, Alex Olmedo didn't just run, he sort of flowed. At 57, it's not a fast-moving river any more, which Olmedo has no trouble admitting: "I am slow motion." But he gets there just the same. Olmedo won his second consecutive USTA 55 age-group national hard court championship Sunday at Lindborg Racquet Club in Huntington Beach.
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July 24, 1994 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His forehand still pops. His backhand still has eyes for the cross-court opening. And his drop shot still stops as if it had fallen softly off the edge of a table. Alex Olmedo is 58, but his tennis game is still silk. The smooth, crisp strokes--well-known on the pro tour in another era--have not deserted him, even if age has made him a step or so slower. "Not bad for an old guy, huh?" said Olmedo, the 1959 Wimbledon champion who lives in Encino.
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April 13, 1989 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
Gordon Davis took his first tennis lesson at the age of 13. It was a private lesson. So private, in fact, that Davis was not even there. It was 40 years ago and Davis was walking through a park near his Santa Monica home when he spotted an instructor giving a lesson on a public court. Davis did not know the instructor, but he liked what he saw. He admired the smooth motion of the serve, ending with an explosion of power. So he crouched behind a bush and watched.
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February 21, 1987
Billie Jean King and Sweden's Bjorn Borg were among five players named to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Stan Smith, Dennis Ralston and Alex Olmedo also will be inducted into the Hall July 18 in Newport, R.I.
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July 29, 1994 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alex Olmedo had forgotten his tennis racket and needed one as a prop for a newspaper photograph. So without hesitation he walked to the small tennis office of the public park near his home and asked the attendant if he could borrow one. "Got any ID?" asked the young man as Olmedo pulled a racket from a shopping cart filled with green balls. The question seemed to irritate Olmedo, 58, a former Wimbledon champion and well-known teaching pro.
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July 24, 1994 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His forehand still pops. His backhand still has eyes for the cross-court opening. And his drop shot still stops as if it had fallen softly off the edge of a table. Alex Olmedo is 58, but his tennis game is still silk. The smooth, crisp strokes--well-known on the pro tour in another era--have not deserted him, even if age has made him a step or so slower. "Not bad for an old guy, huh?" said Olmedo, the 1959 Wimbledon champion who lives in Encino.
SPORTS
August 2, 1993 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He still travels as smoothly across the tennis court as he did when he was in his prime. Back then, when he won the Australian Nationals and Wimbledon in 1959, Alex Olmedo didn't just run, he sort of flowed. At 57, it's not a fast-moving river any more, which Olmedo has no trouble admitting: "I am slow motion." But he gets there just the same. Olmedo won his second consecutive USTA 55 age-group national hard court championship Sunday at Lindborg Racquet Club in Huntington Beach.
SPORTS
April 13, 1989 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
Gordon Davis took his first tennis lesson at the age of 13. It was a private lesson. So private, in fact, that Davis was not even there. It was 40 years ago and Davis was walking through a park near his Santa Monica home when he spotted an instructor giving a lesson on a public court. Davis did not know the instructor, but he liked what he saw. He admired the smooth motion of the serve, ending with an explosion of power. So he crouched behind a bush and watched.
SPORTS
July 25, 1993
Second-seeded Bob Duesler of Huntington Beach will be among 63 players attempting to dethrone defending champion Alex Olmedo of Encino in the USTA National Men's 55 hardcourt tennis championships, which begin today and run through Sunday at Lindborg Racquet Club in Huntington Beach. The men's 50 hardcourt championships also begin today. Robb Cadwalder of Germantown, Tenn., is seeded first.
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September 21, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
UCLA won the first annual Duel of Champions alumni tournament, beating USC, 28-24, at Sunny Hills Racquet Club in Fullerton, and raising an estimated $15,000 for St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton and for the two schools' tennis programs. The tournament attracted 148 players and an estimated 700 spectators. It also featured as special guests former Wimbledon champions Alex Olmedo, Gene Mako (doubles) and Jack Kramer.
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