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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, May M, 1973 AsJic sees his luck run all bad Sunday Smith proves he is number one player DALLAS (AP.i-The World Championship of Tennis finals proved three things Sunday: Stan Smith is the No. 1 player, Australian dominance in the spoil may be taking a nosedive, and Arthur Ashe has to be the Terriers capture Allan Cup ORJLLIA, Ont. (CP) Orillia Terriers went on a scoring spree Saturday night to defeat St. Boniface Mohawks 8-1 and win the Allan Cup and tl.e Ca- nadian senior hockey title. The Terriers won the bsst-of-seven series 4-1. Several graduates of Toronto Marlboros helped Terriers wrap up the championship while the current edition of the Marlies was taking the junior Memorial Clip from Quebec Remparts at Montreal by an almost identical S-l court in their final. Terriers dropped only the sec- ond gams of .the series by a 6-4 score, taking most cf the others by lopsided margins from the Manitoba champions of the Cen- tral League. Playing the series on home ice, the Terriers outshot St. Boniface 232-142 over the five games and had an over- whelming preponderance of 63- 27 in the clincher. Terriers jumped into a 3-1 lead in the first period, ex- tcEtied it to 6-1 in the second and scored twice more in a 30- shot third-period bombardment of St. Boniface goalie Bob Ro- ger. [unltickiest person ever to lose Ashe only half heartedly played the point because "I didn't think he hit the ball en the first bounce. I just hit up a lob and asked the umpire (Mike Blanchard) if it was good. The (television replay showed it j was." Smith claimed the first prize 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 from I good friend Asba, who had to settle for and cheers from fans who thought he was robbed in the 10th game of the deciding fourth set. Ashe double faulted to make the crucial game deuce after a controversy on his first serve. Smith made it his advantage en a ball many thought had bounced twiaa. Then Ashe ciubbed a forehand too long on the match winner. Slow motion replays of the d c u b 1 e-bounce controversy showed the ball up when Smith returned the winner. was glad to find out I did hit the bail on the first Smith said. "It would have been woraj to win the match on an incorrect call than to lose the match for On tb; fault call, Smith said: "I thought the first serve was out.'One linesman said he didn't see it and asked help from the other linesman, who called it out." After the controversies were ironed out, Smith, who now had won in his first year on jhe WCT tour, said "I feel com- in saying I might be he No. 1 player in the world now.'' Australians Ken Rosewall. who won the first two WCT tournaments, and Rod Laver, twice the runnemp, were both ousted in the semi-finals. I "Kenny and Rod are getting along said the 26-year- old Smith, who won Wimbledon in 1972. "In a way, this may herald the end of the Australian domi- Smith said. "There are so many good young players in the United States. Within 10 (years, I'd say the U.S. may have 20 of the top 30 players." The 29-year-old Ashe, a for- mer UCLA star, agreed, saying "We've got more people than Australia playing tennis who have more free time." Smith's victory accomplished four goals he had set for him self. He said: "I wanted to be on a Davi Cup team that baat Australia; wanted to be the No. 1 player in U.S.; I wanted to wi Wimbledon; and I wanted to he- coins the best player in thi world." Riggs softened Court first with flowers RAMONA, Calif. (AP) an early ancestor of Bobby Riggs might have put it, the race is not always to the swift. "She's better than me in ev- ery the frail-look- ing, 55-year-old Riggs said Sun- day after seemingly proving just the opposite in his cele- brated match with women's ten- nis champion Margaret Court. Putting his racket and court wisdom where his mouth was in issuing a challenge to all women players, Riggs scored an effortless 6-2, 6-1 victory and pocketed plus another from television coverage. "She has a better serve, a better volley, a better forehand, a better Riggs said. "But the question is, can you pull that game out when you need it? Can you play your best when the money's on the line? "Margaret's a great player and a great sport. But in this kind of contest, you know, battle of the sexes, she was out of her depth." Riggs started his "attack" Sunday with a bouquet of roses for his opponent on Mather's Day. Then, against the slashing shots of the 30-year-old Mrs. Court, a rangy Australian at the peak of her career, Riggs, the 1939 Wimbledon champion, of- fered patty-cake tennis. He hit spinning chops and lobs to the back line, a floating serve thai broke like a sidearm curve ball and bounced like a football, a drop shot that seemed to clear the net by mistake and died like a pitch shot on a wet green. He ran her from one side to ths other, toyed with her big serve until she started to miss with it, fed her overheads that she netted or hit out of court, joined with the crowd in ap- plauding her winners, and mads he world's test woman be the best ook very much out of her eague. Fatal crash Art Pollard of Indianapolis crashes into the wall -on turn one at Speedway Saturday in practice for the time trials. The car exploded killed. the Indianapolis and Pollard SPORT RIGHT ON TARGiT FOR 1975 ANDY CAPP ___ (VHO'D AVE THOUGHT OWN WIFE THREATENED WITH REDUNDANCY...; C-GlN1 TO '0 I'VE GOT A Short sport OPERATION FOR ASHLEY MONTREAL (CP) John Ashley, former National Hock- ey League referee, was operat- ed on for appendicitis Saturday in Montreal General Hospital and was reported in satisfac- tory condition. Ashley, a resident of Kitch- ener, Ont. had been at the Me- morial Cup junior final on a scouting job for the NHL and became ill Friday night. He retired at the end of the 1972 as the league's No. l offi- cial. HORTO.V SIDELINED DETROIT (AP) Outfielder Willie Horton, off to one of his best starts in several years with a .342 batting average, has been placed on Detroit Tigers' 15- day disabled list. He suffered a sprained right wrist during an American League baseball game Thursday when he crash- ed against the outfield wall rounds Saturday night but had to settle for a unanimous de- cision against the crafty Ar- gentine fighter. Lyle, with a 20-1 record going into the fight, had recorded 17 knockouts but he faikfl to find the target against Peralta, who carried a 91-8-8 mark into the fight. CONTENDER WINS JOHANNESBURG, South Af- rica (AP) Pierre Fourie of South Africa, a leading con- tender for Bob Foster's world light heavyweight title, pound- ed out a 10-round decision over Connie Vefcnsek of West Ger- many Saturday night. RETAINS TITLE GRENOBLE, France tAP) Soviet gyfmast Victor Khmen- ko Saturday night retained his European championship. Team- mate Nikolai Andrianov was second and East Germany's Klass Koeste third. SPANIARD WINS TITLE GIJON, Spain (AP) Jose Antonio Jimenez of Spain, dropped Scotland's Tommy Glencross in the eighth round and went on to win the vacant European featherweight cham- pionship Saturday with a un- animous 15 round decision. Jimenez weighed pounds and Glencross 124. AWARDED DECISION DENVER (AP) Sixth-rank- ed heavyweight Ron Lyle stalk- ed Gregorio Peralta for 10 BARBER TRADED CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cougars of the World Hockey Association have acquired de- fenceman Wally Olds and future considerations from New York Raiders in exchange for de- ffliKwnan Butch Barber. Olds, 23-year-old native Warroad, Minn., scored points for New York and points for the Eastern H'' League's Long Island last season. Barbei-, 29, scored 23 points for the Cougars. of 12 10 And for menthol, get the pack. WARNING: The Department of National Health and Welfare advises that danger to health increases with amount smoked. ;