July 16, 1994 |
Gene Malin of Woodland Hills says his competitive flame has been blown out. He can't relight it--even when somebody's threatening to end his reign as a national tennis champion. A lack of desire finally caught up with him Friday. Second-seeded Malin was upset by fifth-seeded Charlie Hoeveler of Ross, Calif., 6-3, 6-1, in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Tennis Assn. national men's 45 hard court championships at Westlake Tennis & Swim Club.
September 23, 1985 |
Bonnie Gadusek beat Kathy Rinaldi at her own game Sunday. Hitting steady base-line shots, she defeated her 18-year-old opponent, 6-1, 6-3, to win the $150,000 Virginia Slims tournament at Chicago. It was the third championship of the season for Gadusek, who earned $27,000 to Rinaldi's $13,600. In beating Rinaldi for the first time in three career matches, Gadusek was consistently able to get her first serve in, while Rinaldi wasn't.
July 19, 1995
Jon Cuccias had two hits and pitched a complete game for Encino in a 14-10 victory over Van Nuys East in the first round of the American Legion District 20 playoffs on Tuesday at Burroughs High. Brian Luderer, who had three hits, and Andy Campanella, who had two, each homered for Encino (14-9). Justin Bunch hit a grand slam for Van Nuys East (15-7), which had a 10-game winning streak snapped.
June 30, 2000
Defending champion Bob Wright of Redmond, Wash., is top-seeded in the U.S. Tennis Assn.'s 2000 Men's 45 Hardcourt National Championships on Monday through July 9 at Westlake Tennis and Swim Club in Westlake Village. Gene Malin of Woodland Hills is seeded No. 5. Malin, the 1998 singles champion, won the doubles title with Anand Amritraj of Calabasas last year. Amritraj has not entered and Malin will team with Ron Cornell of Los Angeles.
July 12, 1997
Pitching coach Tim Montez, who lost his job when Cal State Northridge dropped baseball last month, accepted a job at Arkansas on Friday. "What a relief to get this over with," Montez said. "Professionally, there is no doubt it's the right move for me. But for my wife and two kids, it will be tough to leave the home we bought two years ago in Newbury Park."
July 16, 1993 |
Gene Malin of Woodland Hills advanced to the quarterfinals of singles and doubles play in the 45-plus Men's National Hardcourt tennis championships Thursday at the Westlake Tennis and Swim Club. Malin, the No. 5-seeded player, defeated Dean Schlobohm of Moraga, Calif., 6-3, 6-3, in a fourth-round singles match. He will face fourth-seeded Jim Rombeau of Houston, a 6-1, 6-2 winner over Juergen Janson of Westlake Village, in a quarterfinal match at 10:30 this morning.
September 26, 1998
Funeral services for Pete Kokon will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Memorial Park (22601 Lassen St.) in Chatsworth. Visitation will be conducted Monday from 4-8 p.m. at Praiswater Meyer-Mitchell Mortuary (5940 Van Nuys Blvd.) in Van Nuys. Kokon, who covered high school sports in the San Fernando Valley for more than 60 years, died Thursday at the age of 85.
December 3, 1993 |
Warming up to play in the City Section team tennis playoffs last month, Brahna Pastorini twisted her ankle and collapsed. More painful to her than the injury was her opponent's reaction. "The girl was laughing at me," said Pastorini, a senior at Taft High in Woodland Hills. "That really just ticked me off." As Taft Coach Marvin Jones helped carry his star off the court, Pastorini told him not to forfeit the match. "Mr. Jones, I'm not going to give up," she said.
August 17, 1996 |
Erin Boisclair is only 16, but she has nearly a lifetime's worth of experience in competitive tennis. She has been at the top. The Agoura Hills resident captured a lofty championship at 13, winning the Southern California junior championship in the 14-and-under division. She has dealt with crushing defeats.