CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2004 |
It was 6:45 a.m. Ricardo Acuna took his multivitamins with ginseng and gingko biloba. He climbed into his Hyundai Santa Fe and drove. The sun rose behind him, but the December air was thick with mist. He switched on KPFK-FM and listened to the news. Iraq. Fighting. Death. It had been a long semester. Today his students would take their final exams. They're struggling to read and write, he thought.
October 10, 1985 |
Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia survived three set points to defeat John McEnroe, 7-5, 6-4, Wednesday night. The victory gave Lendl the championship of the four-player Meadowlands Tennis Challenge at East Rutherford, N.J. It was their first meeting since Lendl dethroned McEnroe in the U.S. Open. Jimmy Connors won the consolation match, defeating Andres Gomez of Ecuador, 7-5, 6-3. There was no prize money. Instead, each player earned an undisclosed appearance fee.
January 29, 1986 |
Unseeded Leonardo Lavalle of Mexico defeated third-seeded Stefan Edberg of Sweden, 1-6, 6-4, 7-5, Tuesday in one of four upsets in the second round of the $465,000 U.S. Pro Indoor tennis championship.
July 11, 1986 |
Top-seeded Stefan Edberg of Sweden reeled off the final 12 games Thursday to register a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Argentina's Marcelo Ingaramo and moved into the quarterfinals of the $231,000 Swiss Open at Gstaad, Switzerland. "I'm not happy with my play. I had many problems in the beginning," said Edberg, who trailed, 2-0, in the first set before his onslaught. "It's quite difficult to control the ball at this high level, and this does not help to rebuild my self-confidence."
June 14, 1985 |
Kevin Curren of South Africa and Pat Cash of Australia, the two highest-seeded players remaining in the Queen's Club men's tennis tournament at London, battled through to the third round Thursday. Curren, the No. 2-seeded player who is now favored to win the title after Wednesday's exit of three-time champion Jimmy Connors, struggled to a 7-6, 7-6 victory over Hank Pfister. Although hampered by a back problem, Cash, seeded No. 3, eliminated Vijay Amritraj of India, 6-2, 6-3.
November 18, 1988 |
Steffi Graf of West Germany, ignoring a doctor's recommendation not to play due to the flu, won her 46th straight match Thursday night with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Manuela Maleeva of Bulgaria in the quarterfinals of the Virginia Slims tennis championships at New York. The next opponent for the defending champion will be fifth-seeded Pam Shriver, who upset third-seeded Chris Evert, 7-5, 6-4, in another quarterfinal of the $1-million tournament.