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October 11, 1989 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If I woke up tomorrow and God said, "You've done your time, here are your legs back," I'd have to say, "But I've got a wheelchair tennis tournament coming up in Lake Tahoe. Can I do that first?" --RANDY SNOW, the No. 1-ranked wheelchair tennis player in the world Gathered in a semicircle, the wheelchair tennis players at the Racquet Club of Irvine form an amphitheater of sorts for Randy Snow. "Let the parts of you that know how to play tennis, play tennis," he says.
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October 14, 1991 | MARK SPINN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Randy Snow wasn't about to let the momentum slip away in the men's open final of the U.S. Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships Sunday at the Racquet Club of Irvine. The eight-time champion from Austin, Tex., had won five consecutive games against Australia's Mick Connell to take a 7-5, 1-0 lead when Connell took a five-minute break early in the second set. Instead of resting, Snow elected to continue hitting with a ballgirl during the intermission. "I can't just sit still," said Snow, 32.
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October 15, 1987
Randy Snow of Texas, the second-seeded singles player, defeated Ken Tillotson of Florida, 6-4, 6-3, Wednesday in the first round of the U.S. Open wheelchair singles tennis championships at the Racquet Club of Irvine. Third-seeded Chip Parnelly of Diamond Bar defeated John Johnson of Florida, 6-3, 7-6, to advance also. Top-seeded Brad Parks of San Clemente had a bye Wednesday and will play in the second round today.
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October 11, 1989 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If I woke up tomorrow and God said, "You've done your time, here are your legs back," I'd have to say, "But I've got a wheelchair tennis tournament coming up in Lake Tahoe. Can I do that first?" --RANDY SNOW, the No. 1-ranked wheelchair tennis player in the world Gathered in a semicircle, the wheelchair tennis players at the Racquet Club of Irvine form an amphitheater of sorts for Randy Snow. "Let the parts of you that know how to play tennis, play tennis," he says.
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October 19, 1986
Chantal Vandierendonc of Holland defeated Fresno's Michelle DesJarlais, 7-5, 6-4, Saturday to win the women's open division of the U.S. Wheelchair Tennis Championships at the Racquet Club of Irvine. In men's semifinal action, Randy Snow of Fresno defeated Chip Parmelly of Pomona, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5, and Rick Slaughter of Nashville, Tenn., beat Brad Parks of Laguna Niguel, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. Snow will play Slaughter today at noon for the championship.
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October 20, 1986 | PAUL WAGER
As Randy Snow wheeled toward the net after his 6-2, 7-5 victory over Rick Slaughter in the U.S. Wheelchair Tennis Championships final Sunday, he thrust five fingers skyward and let out a scream. The crowd at the Racquet Club of Irvine understood Snow's gesture and cheered as the Fresno resident celebrated his fifth singles title in six years at the U.S.'s most prestigious wheelchair tournament. "Of the five, this one ranks second," Snow said.
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October 14, 1991 | MARK SPINN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Randy Snow wasn't about to let the momentum slip away in the men's open final of the U.S. Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships Sunday at the Racquet Club of Irvine. The eight-time champion from Austin, Tex., had won five consecutive games against Australia's Mick Connell to take a 7-5, 1-0 lead when Connell took a five-minute break early in the second set. Instead of resting, Snow elected to continue hitting with a ballgirl during the intermission. "I can't just sit still," said Snow, 32.
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September 27, 1991
Randy Snow and Chantal Vandierendonck of the Netherlands, both ranked No. 1 in the world, are the favorites in the men's and women's divisions of the Casa Colina world wheelchair tournament today through Sunday in Torrance.
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September 30, 1989
As many as 250 wheelchair tennis players are expected to compete in the U. S. Open Wheelchair Tennis Championship next Friday through Oct. 15 at the Racquet Club of Irvine. The 10-year-old tournament is presented by Paralyzed Veterans of America and organized by the National Foundation of Wheelchair Tennis. Randy Snow of Birmingham, Ala., and Monique VandenBosche of the Netherlands are the defending singles champions.
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October 15, 1995
Top-seeded Monique Kalkman won her fourth U.S. Open wheelchair tennis title by defeating third-seeded Nancy Olsen of Daytona Beach, Fla., 6-2, 6-1, Saturday at the Irvine Racquet Club. Kalkman, of the Netherlands, never lost a set in the tournament. In the men's semifinals, Steve Welch defeated fellow Texan Randy Snow, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Welch, the world's top player, will meet Australia's David Hall, who beat Jim Black of Oceanside, 6-3, 6-2, in the finals at 1 p.m. today.
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October 16, 1987
Brad Parks of San Clemente, the No. 1-seeded player, defeated Russell Seer of Garden Grove, 6-0, 6-1, Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open wheelchair singles tennis championships at the Racquet Club of Irvine. Randy Snow of Texas, the No. 2-seeded player, defeated Lance Magin of San Diego, 6-2, 6-3, and Chip Parmelly of Diamond Bar, the No. 3-seeded player, defeated Ron Johnson of Florida, 6-0, 6-2. Larent Giammartine of France, the No.
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October 20, 1986 | PAUL WAGER
As Randy Snow wheeled toward the net after his 6-2, 7-5 victory over Rick Slaughter in the U.S. Wheelchair Tennis Championships final Sunday, he thrust five fingers skyward and let out a scream. The crowd at the Racquet Club of Irvine understood Snow's gesture and cheered as the Fresno resident celebrated his fifth singles title in six years at the U.S.'s most prestigious wheelchair tournament. "Of the five, this one ranks second," Snow said.
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October 19, 1986
Chantal Vandierendonc of Holland defeated Fresno's Michelle DesJarlais, 7-5, 6-4, Saturday to win the women's open division of the U.S. Wheelchair Tennis Championships at the Racquet Club of Irvine. In men's semifinal action, Randy Snow of Fresno defeated Chip Parmelly of Pomona, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5, and Rick Slaughter of Nashville, Tenn., beat Brad Parks of Laguna Niguel, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. Snow will play Slaughter today at noon for the championship.
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