September 16, 1993
Bob Teitsworth of San Juan Capistrano and John Jensen of Newport Beach were eliminated in play at the USTA men's national 60s and 70s grass court tennis championships at the Rockaway Hunting Club in Lawrence, N.Y. Teitsworth, seeded 12th in the 60s, was beaten by No. 2 Chuck Devoe of Indianapolis, 6-3, 6-2. Jensen, seeded sixth in the 70s, lost to Bob Bushman of St. Petersburg, Fla., 6-3, 6-2.
July 6, 2001
Rylan Rizza of Rancho Palos Verdes and Dianne Matias of Gardena have been selected the U.S. Tennis Assn.'s Southern California junior players of the year for 2000. Samantha Hammond of Westlake Village and Kenny Brown of Los Angeles were selected most improved, and Jieun Jacobs of Valencia and Brian Wilson of San Marcos earned Evelyn Houseman sportsmanship awards.
May 16, 2013 |
After holding serve for 45 years, CBS has lost the rights to the nation's premier tennis tournament. ESPN on Thursday said it has clinched an 11-year deal with the United States Tennis Assn. for the exclusive TV rights, beginning in 2015, for the annual U.S. Open tennis tournament. ESPN declined to comment on speculation that it shelled out close to $75 million annually for the rights, a steep increase from what the USTA had been getting in its previous contract. The U.S. Open is one of the sport's four Grand Slam tournaments and a celebrated event that unfolds over two weeks in late summer in New York.
October 31, 1998
If Marge Schott can be correctly forced from baseball for bad behavior and questionable racist tendencies, why can't the USTA do something about Richard Williams? It is his right to ruin his daughters' careers, but it is not his right to ruin tennis. GARRY KLUGER, Los Angeles
October 23, 1985
Arthur Ashe, captain of the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team for the past five years, announced his resignation Tuesday, less than 24 hours after reports indicated he had been told his contract would not be renewed. A new captain will be selected next week, said J. Randolph Gregson, president of the U.S. Tennis Assn., said at Scottsdale, Ariz., where the USTA management committee is meeting and considering a consultant's study to streamline the organization. Stan Smith, like Ashe a U.S.
July 8, 2013 |
ESPN's gamble to serve more tennis appears to be paying off as the sports network said last weekend's Wimbledon championship matches produced some of the highest ratings for tennis in ESPN's 33-year history. Last year, ESPN began providing TV coverage of the final weekend of the storied London tennis tournament, replacing incumbent NBC. The peacock network had broadcast Wimbledon championship matches for more than 40 years but the All England Lawn Tennis Club showed NBC its backhand after the 2011 tournament.