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November 16, 1985
Vitas Gerulaitis will replace injured Jimmy Connors in the Forum Championship Tennis Series exhibition match Monday night against Ivan Lendl at the Forum. Connors reportedly will be unable to play in the best-of-three set match against the world's No. 1-ranked player because of back spasms caused by torn muscles. Connors is expected to be sidelined for a few weeks.
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May 23, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A mechanic for a pool heating company has been charged in connection with the death of tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis from carbon monoxide poisoning, a lawyer in the case said Monday in Southampton, N.Y. Bart Torpey, a mechanic for Recreational Concepts of Sag Harbor, and the company were indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury on a charge of criminally negligent homicide stemming from Gerulaitis's death, according to Torpey's lawyer, John O'Brien.
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August 1, 1987
Kevin Curren, ranked 20th in the world, defeated Vitas Gerulaitis, 7-6, 6-1, Friday night in the quarterfinals of the $75,000 Hartmarx tennis tournament at the John Wayne Tennis Club in Newport Beach. John Fitzgerald, ranked 180th, beat Phil Dent, 6-4, 6-2, in another quarterfinal match. In today's semifinals, Richey Reneberg will play Curren at noon, and Pat Cash will take on Fitzgerald in a match to follow.
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October 1, 1994 | MAL FLORENCE
Scott Ostler in the San Francisco Chronicle, on Stanford football Coach Bill Walsh: "(Walsh) has been scrambling this week to play down and semi-deny his calling Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz a 'spoiled brat' two years ago. "This despite the fact that scientific research has proven that Lou Holtz is a spoiled brat, not to mention a whiny twerp." Holtz might have added incentive when his team plays the Cardinal today in South Bend, Ind.
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February 17, 1985 | Associated Press
Martina Navratilova on Saturday accepted the challenge from Vitas Gerulaitis to a "Battle of the Sexes" doubles tennis match. On Thursday, Gerulaitis and Bobby Riggs challenged Navratilova and her regular doubles partner, Pam Shriver. The best-of-five-set match is tentatively set for Aug. 16 or 23 in either Atlantic City, N.J., or Las Vegas. A $500,000 purse will be offered, although the split has yet to be determined.
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September 19, 1986 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
Though some friends may still call him "Nasty," Ilie Nastase has lost much of the bad-boy temperament that made him one of the most talked about tennis players of the 1970s. Nastase, 40, sports a more demure personality, tamed by the daily rituals of fatherhood (he has a daughter, Natalie, 12) and long days on the road.
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October 1, 1994 | MAL FLORENCE
Scott Ostler in the San Francisco Chronicle, on Stanford football Coach Bill Walsh: "(Walsh) has been scrambling this week to play down and semi-deny his calling Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz a 'spoiled brat' two years ago. "This despite the fact that scientific research has proven that Lou Holtz is a spoiled brat, not to mention a whiny twerp." Holtz might have added incentive when his team plays the Cardinal today in South Bend, Ind.
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January 10, 1985 | Associated Press
Sweden's Joakim Nystrom advanced easily into the quarterfinals of the $400,000 Volvo Masters tennis championships after crushing Vitas Gerulaitis, 6-3, 6-4, in a first-round match Wednesday night. In the final opening-round pairing, Czechoslovakia's Tomas Smid played Eliot Teltscher, with the winner advancing to the quarterfinals where he will meet Jimmy Connors, the No. 2 seeded player.
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September 20, 1994 | From Associated Press
Former tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis apparently died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, police said Monday night. Gerulaitis, 40, appeared to have been overcome by the fumes from a "faulty propane heater installation" that seeped into the heating and air conditioning system of a friend's home, Southampton Village police said. Police said they did not know whether Gerulaitis was asleep at the time of the accident.
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September 24, 1994 | MIKE LUPICA, NEWSDAY
John Lloyd stood at the top of the steps outside St. Dominic's Church in Oyster Bay and watched as the casket slowly came through the double doors. There were several pallbearers now, more than when the casket had been brought to the church two hours before. Three of them were Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. There was a time, back in 1979, when they were ranked No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 in the world in tennis. No. 4 was a gifted child of New York City named Vitas Gerulaitis.
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September 24, 1994 | MIKE LUPICA, NEWSDAY
John Lloyd stood at the top of the steps outside St. Dominic's Church in Oyster Bay and watched as the casket slowly came through the double doors. There were several pallbearers now, more than when the casket had been brought to the church two hours before. Three of them were Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. There was a time, back in 1979, when they were ranked No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 in the world in tennis. No. 4 was a gifted child of New York City named Vitas Gerulaitis.
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September 23, 1994 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is odorless, colorless and quietly lethal. It is carbon monoxide, the deadly byproduct of incomplete combustion and poor ventilation, and it is the leading cause of poisoning death in the United States. When the so-called killer gas took the life of former tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis, 40, in New York last week, public awareness of the threat got a tragic but timely boost. "It's a ubiquitous toxin, recognized since man first brought fire into the home for cooking," says Dr.
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September 20, 1994 | From Associated Press
Former tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis apparently died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, police said Monday night. Gerulaitis, 40, appeared to have been overcome by the fumes from a "faulty propane heater installation" that seeped into the heating and air conditioning system of a friend's home, Southampton Village police said. Police said they did not know whether Gerulaitis was asleep at the time of the accident.
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September 20, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A medical examiner in Southampton, N.Y., said an autopsy on former tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis had not yielded a cause of death and that further toxicological tests were being done. Gerulaitis' body was found Sunday in the guest cottage of an oceanfront estate. He was lying on the bed, fully clothed. Police said there were no sign of drugs or crime. Gerulaitis' host was developer Martin Raynes, a longtime friend.
SPORTS
August 1, 1987
Kevin Curren, ranked 20th in the world, defeated Vitas Gerulaitis, 7-6, 6-1, Friday night in the quarterfinals of the $75,000 Hartmarx tennis tournament at the John Wayne Tennis Club in Newport Beach. John Fitzgerald, ranked 180th, beat Phil Dent, 6-4, 6-2, in another quarterfinal match. In today's semifinals, Richey Reneberg will play Curren at noon, and Pat Cash will take on Fitzgerald in a match to follow.
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September 19, 1986 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
Though some friends may still call him "Nasty," Ilie Nastase has lost much of the bad-boy temperament that made him one of the most talked about tennis players of the 1970s. Nastase, 40, sports a more demure personality, tamed by the daily rituals of fatherhood (he has a daughter, Natalie, 12) and long days on the road.
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November 19, 1985 | Associated Press
Ivan Lendl needed 57 minutes to polish off the subbing Vitas Gerulaitis, 6-4, 6-1, in an exhibition tennis match Monday night at the Forum. Displaying a sharp baseline game, Lendl repeatedly hit passing shots beyond the reach of the charging Gerulaitis, who was a substitute for Jimmy Connors. Connors withdrew from the match last week with a back injury. Lendl broke Gerulaitis in the sixth game and took a 5-2 lead before Gerulaitis won two games in a row.
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September 1, 1985 | MIKE PENNER
In terms of entertainment, the match was a dud. And in terms of impact, the match didn't carry one-tenth of the significance of Billie Jean King's 1973 "mixed singles" victory over Bobby Riggs. But the Aug. 23 doubles Challenge match in Atlantic City was good for one thing. It may have finally brought an end to the biggest pseudo-controversy in sports: Can women tennis players compete with the men? This is a question that should not rank as one of the world's great mysteries in the year 1985.
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November 19, 1985 | Associated Press
Ivan Lendl needed 57 minutes to polish off the subbing Vitas Gerulaitis, 6-4, 6-1, in an exhibition tennis match Monday night at the Forum. Displaying a sharp baseline game, Lendl repeatedly hit passing shots beyond the reach of the charging Gerulaitis, who was a substitute for Jimmy Connors. Connors withdrew from the match last week with a back injury. Lendl broke Gerulaitis in the sixth game and took a 5-2 lead before Gerulaitis won two games in a row.
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November 18, 1985
Ivan Lendl will play Vitas Gerulaitis in the Forum Championship Tennis Challenge Series tonight at the Forum. Gerulaitis, who replaced the injured Jimmy Connors, will play Lendl at 7:30 p.m. Stan Smith and Ilie Nastase play at 6 p.m. Both matches will be best of three sets. Lendl and Smith will play Gerulaitis and Nastase in an eight-game pro-set doubles match after the last singles match. The matches are a part of a $100,000 Challenge Series, with finals in April.
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