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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - June 27, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Gerulaitis shocks Ashe at Wimbledon Wimbledon England apr Vita Gerulaitis knocked out defending Champion Arthur Ashe in the biggest upset of the Wimbledon Tennis tournament saturday and led a four Man american charge into the Quarter finals Gerulaitis 21, of new York came from behind for a 4-6 8 9, 8-4. 6-3. 6-4 Victory. He had never previously survived the first round at Wimbledon the other americans in the Quarter finals Are Jimmy Connors Roscoe Tanner and Charlie Pasarell. Ashe had been struggling All week to find his 1975 form the last time a defending Champion failed to make the quarters was in 1970, when Rod Laver went out in the fourth round the heat wave was intense with the temperature reaching 106 degrees in the Sun baked bowl of the Center court Ashe looking weary and dispirited after his defeat said he was a victim of the heat and tension As ashes game drooped in the hot Sun his opponents punishing forehand became stronger Gerulaitis ended the match with a series of devastating forehand returns to break Ashe s service for the last time a those forehand of his were unbelievable Quot Ashe said a i got three Good first services in yet i trailed 15-40 a a Gerulaitis said Ashe was aiming at his forehand which had been his weakness earlier in the match in that last game he served wide to my forehand a Gerulaitis said a i guessed what he was going to do. And i guessed right each time a Ashe s exit left Connors the 1974 Champion from Belleville. Ii and Hie Nastase of Romania As Favori ties to reach next saturdays final. Connors destroyed Stan Smith the 1972 Champion from sea Pines s c., 8-4, 6-1, 8-3 Nastase eliminated Onny Parun of new zealand 7-5. 6-4. 6-3 neither Connors nor Nastase has dropped a set in four rounds thus far. Smith could make no impression against Connors serve and Volley game the supercharged left hander lost Only four Points on his service in the first set and Only three in the second in a one sided second set. After Smith had taken a 1-0 Lead. Connors yielded Only five Points in winning six straight games. Tanner the Cannonball server from Lookout Mountain. Tenn. Thundered to a 6-36-4 64 Triumph Over Nikki Pilic yugoslavian Lethander the american did not lose a service game Pasarell. Of puerto Rico pulled off another Marathon come from behind Victory. After trailing by two sets he came Back and Defeated Phil Dent of Australia 2-6, 4-6, 8-4, 60. 7-5 in the previous round Pasarell did the same thing recovering from two sets Down and overcoming Italy s Adriano Zanatta. Boom Borg despite a Groin injury hit top form in demolishing Brian Gottfried of fort Lauderdale Fla. 8-2. 6-2. 7-5 earlier in the Day the swede asked for the match to be postponed and even talked of pulling out if he did not get his Way. He decided to play after a doctor had examined him meanwhile. Baul Ramirez of Mexico beat bearded Bernie Mitton of South Africa 9-8, 3-6. 6-1. 6-1 and Guillermo Vilas of Argentina ousted the last australian Hope. Tony Roche. 6 4. 3-6. 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 in the Quarter finals it will be Gerulaitis is Ramirez Nastase is. Pasarell. Vilas is Borg and Tanner is. Connors title favorite Chris Evert of fort Lauderdale Fla Defeated Betty stove of the Netherlands 6-2. 6-2 it was a comparatively hard match for the american who previously had lost Only three games in three rounds Wimbledon England apr saturday t a Juitt in the Wimbledon Tenor Champion ship All matches fourth round woman s singles cons Evert fort Lauderdale. Fla heat Betty stove Netherlands. -7.6-2 sue Barker Britain beat Maria Bueno Brazil 7-6 -7, 6-1 Rosemary Casals. San Francisco beat Mimi Jasovec Yugoslavia. 6-2,7-5 evonne Goola Gong Australia beat Dianne Fromholz Australia 6-3,-0 Marina Navratilova. Czechoslovakia brat Francoise Durr. France. 2-6,6-3, 7-5 Virginia Wade Britain beat manse Kruger South Africa 2-6 6-3, 7-5. Kerry Reid. Australia beat Greer Stevens South Africa 3-6, 6 3 6-1 men s singles Vitas Gerulaitis Howard Beach n beat Arthur Ashe Miami fla4-6 1-9,6-4 6-3, 6-4 Jimmy Connors. Belleville Iii eat Stan Smith sea Pines s 6-4, 6-1 a3 Paul Ramirez Menco beater Merit ton South Africa 4-8 3-6, Al a1 Ile Nastase Romania beat Onny Parun new zealand 7-5, 6-4, a3 Charles Pasarell Santurce. P beat Phil Dent. Australia 2-6 4-6, a4, 6-0, 7-5 Guiermo Vilas Argentine beat Tony Roche Australia a4, 3-6, 5-7, a3, a4 Roscoe Tanner Lookout Mountain Tenn beat Nikki of a 11 in Yugoslavia a3, a 4, 6-4 strike threatening a s game today Hgt the associated pres Oakland owner Charles o. Finley ordered a a manager Huck Tanner not to play Vida Blue Rollie fingers and Joe Rudi saturday setting up a dramatic confrontation with the rest of his players who have threatened to strike on sunday. A Elf they do strike. I just May go along and let them strike a Finley told san Francisco radio station go a a done to be surprised if there in t any Ball game in Oakland tomorrow Quot Finley in Chicago was in constant Contact with Tanner at Oakland before saturday s game with the manager awaiting word from Finley whether he could insert outfielder first baseman Rudi into the Starling lineup minutes Belore game time Finley told Tanner to keep the three players out of the game then asked to speak to Jim Todd. Oakland a player Ive Todd said Finley told him the Gates will be open tomorrow. We will play a game at i so and you people Are Welcome to participate Quot on Friday night Finley had threatened to suspend ail his players to they strike and replace them with members of the Tuscon Toros of the Pacific coast league but he quickly changed his mind on saturday telling san Francisco radio station go a i have decided against bringing up a farm league team Finley s threat followed the Friday night threat of a a players who said they would strike on sunday if the three stagnating players Vida Blue. Rollie fingers and Joe Rudis did not get Back into the Oakland lineup Marvin Miller executive director of the major league baseball players association said Finley s change of heart was the result of some educating he had his mind changed for him a Miller said Miller pointed out that a suspended player is counted within the 25-Man player limit so suspending a player does not free a spot on the roster for a minor leaguer apparently Finley had a conversation to that effect with american league president Lee Macphail Early saturday Finley could open up spots on his roster by placing players on the disqualified list but that action requires approval of the o in Nuss Ioner and it is highly unlikely that Kuhn would approve an action which Finley has forced on himself because he has refused to comply with the commissioner s order to play Blue fingers and Rudi. Miller said and Joe Rudi your refusal to permit the players to participate in championship games constitutes a default under their uniform player contracts notice is hereby Given pursuant to paragraph 7 i a of the default and termination of said contracts a a the act of not playing is the same As breaching a con tract for improper Moss said after sending the Telegram. Finley now has to Days and maybe less to rectify the situation if he does to the players become fret agents Quot Finley s been in violation since the commissioner put him on notice that the players hould be played Quot Miller said a the today period could be less Quot in 1974. Catfish Hunter became a free agent after an arbitrator ruled that Finley violated 7 a by not paying Hunter in the stipulated manner by a 2-1 decision. Finley s Appeal to have Hunter returned to the a a was struck Down by the California court of appeals on Friday. Finley said he will Appeal to the California supreme court Quot i am confident that if the California supreme court entertains this Appeal the same result will be produced As in the lower Moss said Moss also said that the Union was considering an action to join Finley s $10 million suit against baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn a we could intervene As Early As next week Quot Moss said in the damage suit filed Friday in Chicago Finley asked for a temporary restraining order which would cancel Kuhn s blockage of Oakland s $3 5 million sales Ron White from magic a i think Finley better comply fast Quot he added Finley s reversal was one of saturday s major developments in this bizarre episode that now rivals an afternoon soap opera for daily disasters a Art Teece owner of the Salt Lake City gulls of the Pacific coast league threatened to take Legal action if Finley pulled the Toros out of saturday night s game with the gulls but Teece later said the game a Charity affair for the Blind with a sellout crowd of 10.000 expected would be played because Finley had changed hts plans a Dick Moss general counsel for the players association saturday sent the following notice to Finley a this Telegram is being sent on behalf of players Vida Blue. Rollie fingers powered by a 427 Ford engine and Falls into the Competition Fla Bottom class. Quot it is a boat designed for Circle boat racing i m going to sell the engine and use the boat for skiing a said Dawson Early saturday afternoon a i feel it takes experience to run a boat this fast Quot he said and pointed to a qualifying Speed of 87 044 Miles per hour Quot i did t feel i had this experience so i ask Tommy Owens to drive Quot Tommy brought his own boat equipped with a 426 cubic Inch Herm engine Owens has been Active in Circle racing since 1962 and has been racing drag boats for the past three years Quot in a not getting out of racing but i am trying to sell my boat Quot he said at the end of the Day the situation was As follows neither Dawson s boat nor Owens boat qualified fast enough to make their class for racing on sunday Dawson had not sold his engine and Owens had not sold his boat Back this year. But with a new boat is Bobby Holland the Corn Farmer from Virginia who won a year ago Here in the a blown Gas Flat Bottom last season he won five nationals becoming the first Driver to do that in a single season he also won the Noha mid America Point championship the Black Rushin boat name it is a different boat this year it is a new Brendella a we ran 119 in j Holland pointed out a but we re still about four Miles per hour slower than the fastest boat in our class which is bad news name of boat a Finley said after filing the suit that he had no intention of playing his three players in limbo despite warnings from Kuhn Quot i m not concerned about the grave Finley said a Tell him to fire his guns Quot the most severe action Kuhn could take is to remove Finley from baseball the commissioner expelled Yankee owner George Steinbrenner from baseball in 1974. Then reinstated him last Spring Steinbrenner was convicted of making illegal Campaign contributions to the election Campaign of Richard Nixon Finley who has been ordered by Kuhn to use the three stars Quot in a Normal manner a says he can t play them for fear of Legal liability in the event they Are injured and a court rules they Are really the property of the Boston red sox. Who bought Rudi and fingers and the new York Yankees who purchased Blue but Miller thinks Finley no longer has liability. A once Kuhn sent his unequivocal Telegram he got Finley off the Hook Quot Miller said a the commissioner has the authority to act and he acted a and in any Case. Miller says. If Finley was really concerned about possible liability from the sales and he wanted to play them Quot he could get insurance for this limited period for peanuts a Miller said that Type of insurance would Cost from $10$i5.000. Miller says a strike of the Oakland players would be Legal since the owners and players have not reached agreement on a new labor contract basement Damp Leaky completely scientific waterproofing system a no expensive digging Rno damage to Lawn a no damage to plants a permanent results a reasonable i written guarantee i we top your wat a problem or it cosh you nothing you Totis action guaranteed 24 hour phone Vervice serving of areas guaranteed basement waterproofing . Inc. 309 Meadoff amp Roo do in a Burlington n c ?7?15 j 91b�?2z7 93?i Taylor from Page in fast enough to establish the record Quot Taylor said it was the seventh time he has tried for the record and will attempt it again today. A i want to go at la a m sunday but there is a Law against the noise in the City or Taylor said. Quot if the water is Calm i ii try at 12 noon if i Don t make it then. I la try again late in the Alt Moon Quot he remarked Quot the Long wait i wish to avoid it gets to you mentally. Quot this afternoon for example was one of the longest afternoons i be Ever spent we failed but we re not giving up Louis Fisher from Page in lots of Money As a matter of fact but All of our athletes expenses Are paid by the committee this includes clothing food transportation and setting up the Sites for the try outs our budget this year will run about ten million dollars with no major changes needed. Fisher feels that a few Small adjustments would better the olympic program Quot of i could make the changes freely. I would shorten the summer games by several events and i d Cut out As much of the commercialism As i could a it seems like every year they add some new event to the program and it s beginning to make the whole thing too Long and drawn out. I think we have about 27 events now compared to the 18 original ones. During the olympics a lot of companies jump on the bandwagon and try to draw associations with the games and the performers. These people Are there competing because they like to compete. Professionalism and making Money is Fine in sports but it just does t have its place Here a As he looks Forward to the july 17 opening ceremony Fisher says he Quot miss it for anything Quot and he a looking for the us. Contingent the largest with 585 members to make a Strong finish in swimming basketball and the track and Field events. Yes this is the Busy season for Lou Fisher. A season that does t come that often but when it does it becomes hts life and ironic As he smiles and Points out. I be never been paid a thing for this Job. Not in Money anyhow a Wagner tire service closeouts save 500# 21, medium id i if fit weight suits Reg ii furs and n few regular nor Sima Iai Longs shorts. 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