New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 2, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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Tuesday, July 2,1985 |McEnroe, Navratilova advance easily
WIMBLEDON, England (AP)- John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova, the defending men’s and women’s champions, swept into the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon tennis championships Tuesday.
But in one of the biggest upsets of tournament, fourth-seeded Manuela Maleeva of Bulgaria was ousted by Molly Van Nostrand, a little-known qualifier from Bright Waters, N.Y.
McEnroe beat West German qualifier Andreas Maurer 6-0, 6-4, 6-2 but still said he needed to play better, while Navratilova took 55 minutes to down Rene Uys of South Africa 6-2,6-2 in an uninspiring match in the sun.
Van Nostrand, a 20-year-old right-hander, scored a sensational 7-5, 6-2 upset victory to join Navratilova in the last eight of the women’s event.
It was an emotional-charged victory for the American, whose brother John, also a professional tennis player, was tragically killed in an automobile accident in Mexico last year.
Van Nostrand’s parents were at courtside.
Van Nostrand, ranked 155 in the world, surprised Maleeva with consistently hard service returns.
In a see-saw opening set, the American began well, but then lost four consecutive games to trail 3-5.
She won the next four games to take the set, but lost her composure early in the second stanza when she doublefaulted to give Maleeva a 2-0 lead after the previous point had been controversially awarded to the Bulgarian.
But instead of wilting in the hazy sunshine, Van Nostrand, who lost in the qualifying event last year, surged back and ripped off the last six games for the best win of her career.
It was her first match since a three-month layoff because of a foot injury.
McEnroe zipped through the opening set against Maurer in just 19 minutes, losing only 14 points.
He gained a break early in the second stanza before his opponent shook off his nerves and began to play more positively, moving the defending champion round the court and making him work hard.
Without serving at his best, McEnroe was always in command, however, and finished the match in ruthless style with three successive aces to complete an 80-minute victory.
Navratilova, going for her sixth singles crown and her fourth in a row, won most of the big points against Uys in an uninspiring contest that only spluttered occasionally into life and gave the packed No. 2 crowd little to cheer about.
After the co-top seed had won the first four games, the spectators sat back expecting a massacre. But the South African, a junior finalist here in 1981, chased and harried and staved off a first set whitewash by snatching the next two games.
Uys had a point for 3-4 but couldn’t take it and instead lost her serve. The South African would not give up, however, and when Navratilova served for the set at 5-2, she had to save three break points.
The 28-year-old defending champion improved in the second set and although the scoreline was the same, she
outplayed her young opponent with a series of Winnie serves and volleys.
Eighteen of the 32 seeds have been eliminated wit! just over half the tournament completed and McEnrt* aiming to become the first American to win the men’ singles title three straight years, tried to explain why.
“The upsets to seeded players is because some of thei are more slow court players and tile conditions ai conducive to upsets,” he said. “The courts have bee slippery and you have guys who just hit the serves ar they can win matches because of that.”
One of the upsets occurred Monday on Center Cou where France’s Yannick Noah, the No. ll seed, went o in four sets to Vi jay Amritraj of India, who is playing his 14th Wimbledon.
Four seeds, two men and two women, were elimmat in Monday’s action.
Along with Noah, seventh-seeded Joakim N\strum Sweden lost a five-set thriller to West Germany s bai serving teen-ager Bons Becker.
LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD BEHUNG
Jesus Rojo defeated David Mueller in the men’s A division championship match in the New Braunfels Tennis Association tournament last weekend.
Diana Guerrero beat Dorian Martin in the women’s B singles championship match.
In the men’s B singles, Orson Brooks stopped Todd Bergquist for first place.
Rachel Forney and Leigh Ann Forney combined to win the women’s A singles. They defeated Ruthie Perkins and Sally Forney in the championship match.
In the men’s A doubles, the team of Bob Young and Tom Yeazel beat the team of Mueller and David Pfeuffer for the title.
Glenn Hubbard and Gene Hubbard won the men’s B doubles, stopping
Jim Langabeer and Eric Bergquist in the finals.
David and Ruthie Perkins won the A mixed doubles, defeating Rachel Forney and Mike Valadez in the championship match.
Stephanie Leyh and Charles Bowen took the B mixed doubles, topping Eric Bergquist and Gayle Cerrato in the finals.
Dodgers suspend Howe
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reliever Steve Howe of the Los Angeles Dodgers had been showing signs of being frustrated, but nis problems didn’t appear so bad that he would become “incapable of handling his assignment.” Hie Dodgers, however, came to that decision Monday and placed the left-hander on baseball’s restricted list.
Hie move came after Howe and his attorney Jim Hawkins met with Dodger officials for less than an hour Monday afternoon to discuss the pitcher’s mysterious absence from the Dodgers’ game Sunday.
After Monday’s meeting, Dodger Executive Vice President Fred Claire said in a prepared statement: “Steve’s account of his actions shows that he is incapable of handling his assignment as a member of the Dodger team. In view of this, we must focus our attention on our obligations to the members of the Dodger team and to our fans and act in the best interest of all concerned.”
Hawkins advised the Dodgers that Howe submitted to a urinalysis for drugs Monday afternoon and that the test proved negative.
“This shows that this matter is wholly unrelated to Steve’s previous drug use,” Hawkins said in the statement released by the Dodgers.
The latest episode in Howe’s troubled career, which saw him suspended for the 1984 season for drug abuse, caught his manager by surprise.
“We noticed it in a couple of games where he didn’t do well,” Manager Tom Lasorda said of Howe’s frustration. “I had to talk to him a couple of times and his attitude was really down. He was down. I had him in the office, he was crying and he was really down. I didn’t know that he would let it affect him like this.”
Howe, 27, had yielded three-run home runs in each of his last two appearances. After he gave up a homer to Steve Garvey in Wednesday’s 10-4 loss to the San Diego Padres, he reportedly broke into tears in the Dodgers’ clubhouse after the game.
Howe first went unaccounted for Saturday. He was at Dodger Stadium for an afternoon game, but failed to show up that night for a Boy Scout function he had helped organize.
Texas shreds Angels; Astros tripped in 10
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
When pitcher Glenn Cook was called up to the Texas Rangers from the team’s Class AAA Oklahoma City farm club, he got his first major-league start, picked up his first major-league victor)' and headed back to Oklahoma City for the birth of his first child.
Cook’s baby has been bom But with that exception, the 25-year-old righthander felt almost as good in his second start Monday night as he picked up his second victory, this time a 10-5 triumph against the California Angels.
“I was still a little nervous out there tonight,” said Cook. “I made a few mistakes and this is the bigs, so when you make mistakes you usually get penalized. But we scored enough runs so it didn’t matter.”
Ranger Pete O’Brien backed the rookie pitcher while pulling out of a batting slump, hitting a home run and two doubles and driving in five runs.
Cook pitched six innings, giving up all five California runs on IO hits, including Ruppert Jones’ three-run homer in the sixth. Dave Rozema went 2 2-3 innings before Dave Schmidt came on with the bases loaded and threw a double-play ball to Juan Bemquez for his second save.
Loser Jim Slaton, 4-7, lasted only two innings, giving up seven runs, five of them unearned, on five hits and two walks.
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Rojo stops Mueller for men's A title
Bruce Bochy used to catch Nolan Ryan, and he can tell you it’s a lot tougher trying to hit against him.
But Monday night he caught a pitch from the Houston right-hander in the bottom of the 10th inning and drilled it into the seats at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium.
“I played there three years, so I know he’s a power pitcher and he’s going to go after you in that spot,” said Bochy, who played with the Astros from 1978-80. "But as a catcher you see him from a different angle. This was only the second time I’ve faced Nolan in a game.”
Bochy clubbed the first pitch from Ryan, 6-6, into the left-field seats for his third home run of the year. The blow made a winner of Goose Gossage, 2-1, who came in to pitch the 10th inning for the Padres.
Expos 3 Cardinals 2
Andre Dawson’s tie-breaking RBI single in the 10th inning lifted Montreal over St. Louis in a battle between the two front-runners in the East Division.
Pirates 1 Mots 0
Rick Reuschel and John Candelaria teamed on a six-hitter and Marvell Wynne lined a run-scoring double in the second inning as Pittsburgh beat New York and sent the Meta down to their sixth straight loss.
Cubs 3 Phillies 1
Ray Fontenot scattered seven hits in seven innings and catcher Steve Lake squeezed home the winning run with a sixth-inning bunt as Chicago beat Philadelphia.
Orel Hershiser fired a four-hitter and Dave Anderson and Greg Brock hit home runs to pace Ia>s Angeles over Cincinnati.
3-0 lead in the second inning w h blasted a pitch from Ken Schroi feet for his second home run t season after a leadoff walk U Tabler and one of Ton) Bernal three singles.
Mariners 3 White Sox 1
Seattle’s Frank Wills Chicago's Floyd Bannister locked in a scoreless pitching until the eighth inning w hen, wi out, Ivan Calderon singled, Gi Thomas walked and Al Cowe his eighth home run of the seast
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Darrell Evans clouted a tv homer in tile second inning an Gibson and Larry Herndon solo shots in the third and I respectively, oft Scott Met; wile became the 17th Bal starter to fail to surv ive the inning.
Dale Murphy hit his 19th home run and rookie Zane Smith allowed three hits in 7 2-3 innings to pace Atlanta over San Francisco.
Brewers 5 Red Sox 1
Indians 5 Twins 2
The hapless Indians won their second straight game for the first time since May.
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Dunlap, Dieted lead bass clu
Robert Dunlap had the big fish and Darwin Dietert the heavy stringer at the McQueeney Bass Club’s June tournament on Lake LBJ.
Dunlap’s fish weighed in at three pounds, three ounces. Dietert caught fish totalling seven pounds, nine ounces, just edging Joe Kraft, whose total was seven pounds, eight ounces.
Twenty-one club members caught 59 fish weighing 57 pounds, one ounce during the two-day event.
Here are the tournament standings, with weight totals:
1. Darwin Dietert, 7-9
2. Joe Kraft, 7-8
3. Rodney Skolaut, 6-10
4. Bobby Bartels, 5-9
5. Robert Dunlap, 5-7
Here are the standings for the year:
1. Bobby Bartels, 42-14
2. Danny Kent, 32-13
3. Jeff McKee, 28-15
4. Kevin Reimers, 26-6
5. Darwin Dietert, 25-1
6. Gary Foerster, 22-5