March 16, 1993 |
A year ago at the Lipton Championships, Michael Chang won the final match. This year, he lost his first match. The defending champion was eliminated Monday at Key Biscayne, Fla., by unseeded South African Marcos Ondruska, 7-5, 6-1. Jennifer Capriati, next up on the stadium court, lost a third-round match to Judith Wiesner of Austria, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. Ondruska, ranked 48th, and Wiesner, ranked 25th, applied plenty of pressure with consistently deep groundstrokes. "When you're ranked No.
April 10, 1988 |
The latest meeting in the long USC-UCLA men's tennis rivalry was highlighted by a hard-fought match between two nervous freshman at No. 6 singles. This time, USC's Murphy Jensen handled the pressure more successfully as he defeated Giora Payes, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6, leading the Trojans to a 6-2 victory Saturday at UCLA's L.A. Tennis Center. Jensen's win gave No. 2-ranked USC a 5-1 lead after the completion of the singles, rendering the doubles matches meaningless.
April 8, 1992 |
Undermined by his own errors and handcuffed by his opponent's 115 m.p.h. serve, Andre Agassi lost his 1992 clay-court debut Tuesday to 94th-ranked Jacco Eltingh, 6-4, 1-6, 1-6, in the second round of an $800,000 tournament at Barcelona, Spain. Agassi has won only four of his 10 tournament matches this year and has failed to reach the quarterfinals of any event.
May 23, 1988 |
The NCAA quarterfinal men's tennis match between USC and UC Irvine Sunday had more to do with capability than ability. USC's Jonas Wallgard, healthy for the first time this season, won his match and Irvine's Richard Lubner, suffering from a groin pull, lost his as USC defeated Irvine, 5-2, at the University of Georgia in Athens. It was USC's third victory over Irvine this season, all by the same score. Wallgard had arthroscopic knee surgery in February and missed a month of the season.
May 23, 1991 |
Fourth-seeded Brian MacPhie of USC retired because of a pulled hamstring, but two Trojan teammates and two UCLA players won their first-round matches Wednesday in the 107th NCAA Men's Tennis Championships at Athens, Ga. MacPhie sustained the injury in the third set of his match against Harvard's Michael Zimmerman, who was leading, 1-6, 6-2, 2-0.
June 25, 1993 |
Lindsay Davenport, a 17-year-old former Chadwick High student, was victorious Thursday in singles and doubles at Wimbledon. Davenport defeated Barbara Rittner of Germany, 6-0, 7-6 (7-5), in her second-round singles match and teamed with Chanda Rubin, 17, of Lafayette, La., for a 6-4, 6-3 win over Heidi Sprung of Austria and Danielle Thomas of Australia in a first-round doubles match. Davenport will play 16th-seeded Nathalie Tauziat of France on Saturday.
May 24, 1988 |
Louisiana State's Donnie Leaycraft teamed with Billy Uribe in doubles Monday to clinch LSU's first berth in the finals of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. men's team tennis championships. Second-seeded LSU defeated Michigan, 5-4, and top-seeded Stanford beat USC, 5-3, in semifinal matches at the University of georgia's Henry Feild Stadium. LSU and Stanford will meet today in the first finals match between the tournament's top two seeded teams since 1983.
June 4, 1990 |
After a year's separation, Mike Briggs and Trevor Kronemann held a tennis reunion they hope to make permanent. Dressed in identical beach-cum-tennis outfits, Briggs and Kronemann, who as UC Irvine teammates last year lost in the NCAA finals, defeated Ian Aler and Craig Johnson, 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, in the finals of the men's open division of the Adoption Guild Charity tournament at the Newport Beach Tennis Club Sunday.
May 29, 1997 |
The tournament is called the French Open, but don't tell that to the organizers. They've made an official request to the media to stop using that name and instead use the French name of the site, Roland Garros. Why? Tournament officials want to maintain the identity of the event. "If we want to give an identity to this tournament in particular, it needs to be called Roland Garros, since the term French Open can be used for any sport," Executive Director Herve Dutreil said.
May 30, 1997 |
The Swedes, the Spaniards, even the Australians, are making historic inroads in this year's French Open men's competition. No one is talking at all about the Americans. With good reason. Led by top-seeded Pete Sampras, the cavalcade of Americans here includes Michael Chang and Chris Woodruff. Period. The second-seeded Chang advanced to the third round Thursday, defeating Jerome Golmard of France, 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.