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Page 14-Friday, July 6, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Borg humiliates Connors

WIMBLEDON, England (AP)-
Bjorn Borg, going for his fourth
straight Wimbledon tennis title,
destroyed his old rival Jimmy Connors
6-2, 6-3, 6-2 yesterday and reached the
final once more.
Roscoe Tanner hit 10 aces on the
wearing grass of the center court and
crushed Pat DuPre, the longshot out-
sider, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3. This is the first time
in the final for the 27-year-old Ten-
nessean, long one of America's top
A packed crowd of 17,000 watched the
tennis. Some of them had slept two
nights on the sidewalks outside the All-
England Club to see the Borg-Connors
duel, which had been hailed in advance
as the match of the tournament.
Tanner, the left-hander, meets Borg,
the world's top-ranked player, for a

Swede meets Tanner
in Wimbledon final
prize of $40,000 tomorrow. nament in which I have served really
The women's final is scheduled for well," the 23-year-old Swede said.
today. Martina Navratilova, the He served 11 aces to Connnors' three.
reigning champion, faces Chris Evert Borg lost his service only once-at the
Lloyd, who won the crown in 1974 and start of the third set, when he suffered a
1976 but lost in the final to Navratilova strange lapse of concentration and
last year and in the semis to Virginia played two bad games, winning only
Wade in 1977. two points.
Borg, who had dropped four sets on He then pulled himself together and
his way to the semifinals, warmed up to reeled off the next six games for the
his best form and shattered Connors match.
with a tremendous display of serving Connors kept pace with his rival as
and topspin forehands. far as 2-2 in the opening set. Then Borg
"This was the first match in the tour- showed his full power and broke service

He left Connors rooted upcourt with a
magnificent lob. He sent a backhand
pass scorching down the line. And
finally he aimed a topspin forehand
straight at Connors. Pinned by the
sheer speed of the ball, Connors
managed only to backhand it into the
Borg keptup the bombardment and
broke service again at 6-2 and at 3-2 and
6-3 in the second set.
From 0-2 at the start of the third,
Borg raced home in quick time.
Connors appeared to lose interest in
the last two games. He made no attem-
pt to hit a ball that landed by his feet at
the baseline-and that gave Borg a 5-2

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special to The Daily
DETROIT - Although the Toronto
Blue Jays threw a good scare into the
Tigers in the ninth inning last night, a
shining Aurelio Lopez' relief perfor-
mance and eight innings of solid pit-
ching by Kip Young ensured a 3-2
Bengal victory.
As the Tigers led 3-1 in the Toronto
ninth, shortstop Alfredo Griffin singled
and moved to third moments later
following another base hit by leftfielder
shares lead
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP)-Amateur
Bob Clampett, a curly-haired, blond
teen-ager from Carmel, Calif., stunned
the pros yesterday by shooting a 3-
under par 69 for a share of the first-
round lead in the Western Open Golf
Clampett, 19, a junior at Brigham
Young, was in the last threesome on the
windswept Butler National course and
hooked up a 33-36 to join Bruce Devlin
and Jim Simons in the lead.
Experts say that Clampett has great
potential. But he has some undesirable
antics to overcome. He was banished in
the final round of the recent U.S. Open
when he started using trick shots, like
driving from the tee while on his knees.
Still, he can hit the ball more than 250
yars from that position.
Grouped at 70 in the chase for the
$54,000 top prize were Tom Watson, who
had five bogeys and seven birdies; John
Fought, a new pro who was the 1977
U.S. Amateur champion; Allen Miller,
Calvin Peete, John Lister, Pat
McGowan and Dave Douglass.
American League
Detroit3, Toronto 2
Milwaukee 3, New York$
Roston, .Kansascity 4
Seattle4, MinnesotaO6
National League
chicago3, Montreal I
New York3Phladelphia2
Atlna5, San Francisnco4

Al Woods. That was enough to prompt
Tiger manager Sparky Anderson to pull
Young, who had allowed only five hits.
THE JAYS' Rick Bosetti hit into a
double play, but scored Griffin from
third. John Mayberry then walked, but
was forced out at second on a sharp
grounder off the bat of designated hitter
Roy Howell.
The victory was the Tigers' only
triumph in the three-game series with
the Eastern Division cellar dwellers.
The win was Young's first in two tries
since being recalled from Evansville
June 16th.
A solo homerun by Champ Summers,
his second in as many nights,
highlighted the Tiger offensive attack.
The blast, which came in the eighth,
propelled the Tigers into a 3-1 lead and
gave Young some breathing room in the
In the third, Torontp's Joe Cannon
clouted the other homerun of the con-
test, his first of the season. Phil Huf-
fman, 4-10, was the hapless victim of
the Bengal bats. Ron LeFlore scored
the Tigers' opening run in the first. The
speedy centerfielder walked, moved to
second on a wild pitch, and then to third
on Lou Whitaker's sacrifice fly. Jason
Thompson singled, bringing LeFlore
home with the game's first run.
HUFFMAN HELD the Bengals totwo
hits until the fifth, when he allowed
Whitaker a base on balls. Whitaker
scampered to third after an attempted
pickoff play by catcher Rick Cerrone.
Cerrone's throw was wide of the bag at
first and bounced deep into right field.
Sweet Lou tagged up at third on a
Thompson fly ball, and scored on a
close play at the plate-Cerrone was a
split-second late with the tag.
Shortly after Summers had given
Detroit a two-rui cushion with. jiu -4
round-tripper, Hufyman was pulled

Then Borg finished the massacre by
OUBLES breaking service at love. The last point
was the most bizarre of the match.
Borg hit a return off the wood of his
racket and Connors, with the whole of
ra llj{,his opponent's court to aim at, swiped
the ball wildly beyond the end line and
Fre slebn, who retired the side. ave stormed off court after a quick han-
Young held the Jays hitless until the dshake.
.CConnors refused to give a press con-
third inning, when Cannon socked his ference and left in a car for his hotel
homerun. He only fanned three Toronto without even changing.
batters, but showed unusually gd "Jimmy didn't say anything to me
control through eight innings. either," Borg said. "He was probably in
The Tigers now take to the road for a
weekend series with Milwaukee. They a bad temper. I would be too, if I had
bein the five-game set with a lost."
doubleheader tonight. Jack Morris (6- Connors still has a 10-9 record over
4) will face Moose Bass (5-5) in the Borg, but most of his wins were in the
opener, with Milt Wilcox (6-4) opposing Swede's teenage years. Borg has won
Jir Slaton (8-3) in the nightcap. six times in their last eight meetings.

AP Photo
SHOWING THE CONCENTRATION which has earned him three straight Wim-
bledon singles titles, Sweden's Bjorn Borg reaches out to return a shot from
,Jinrmy 'Connors ri yesterday's semifinal. Borg easily disposed'-*f-'his archiTal,
6-2, 6-3, 6-2, and will meet American Roscoe Tanner in Saturday's final.

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