March 16, 1996 |
It is usually an encouraging sign of mental health when an athlete accepts losing as a possible consequence of competition. But it's alarming when a player ranked No. 2 in the world is as casual about losing to a player ranked No. 68 as Pete Sampras was in losing to Paul Haarhuis Friday. Haarhuis, a hard-serving Dutchman, plowed over Sampras, 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, taking strategic advantage of Sampras' error-ridden performance in the quarterfinals of the Newsweek Champions Cup.
April 13, 1994 |
Warren Simmons, 53, a former Cal State Fullerton and Washington Redskins' assistant, was hired by the Rams to coach their tight ends. Tennis Richard Krajicek and Jan Siemerink will play singles and Paul Haarhuis and Jacco Eltingh will be the doubles team for the Netherlands against the United States in their Davis Cup world group quarterfinal in July.
November 12, 1992 |
Ivan Lendl defeated Paul Haarhuis of the Netherlands, 7-5, 6-1, to reach the second round of the European Community championship at Antwerp, Belgium. John McEnroe eliminated Bart Wuyts, 6-2, 6-2, and Michael Chang, seeded second, reached the quarterfinals by overwhelming Todd Woodbridge of Australia, 6-1, 6-2.
February 19, 1994 |
A Feb. 3 women's basketball game between Washington State and Arizona State that was not played because WSU had only four sound players has been forfeited to Arizona State, the Pacific 10 Conference said. Tennis Paul Haarhuis ended Jim Grabb's best run since a nine-month injury layoff with a 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 6-3 victory in the quarterfinals of the Comcast U.S. Indoor tournament at Philadelphia.
August 21, 1991 |
Pam Shriver, who won three gold medals at the Pan American Games, returned to the pro tour with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Elna Reinach of South Africa at the Virginia Slims of Washington. In other matches, fourth-seeded Mary Joe Fernandez beat Mariaan De Swaart, 6-4, 6-1; Radka Zrubakova of Czechoslovakia downed Natalia Zvereva of the Soviet Union, 6-4, 7-5; Gigi Fernandez beat Andrea Strnadova of Czechoslovakia, 6-0, 7-5.