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Page Ten

THE MICHIGAN GAILY

Wednesday, June 28, 1972

Page Ten THE MICHiGAN DAILY Wednesday, June 28, 1912

EVERT RAINED OUT
Smith, Goolagong post net victories

WIMBLEDON, England (A) -
Towering Stan Smith and grace-
ful Evonne Goolalong, the ad-
vance favorites, gunned t h e i r
way into the third round yester-
day, but a rain storm delayed
the debut of little Chris Evert
in the All England Tennis Cham-
piorwhips.
Chris, the 17-year-old b a c k-
court phenom from Fort Lauder-
dale, Fla., was to have played
Valerie Ziegenfuss of San Diego
on Wimbledon's hallowed No.
1 court, but with press and TV
cameramen poised for the en-
trance, the courts were hit with
a driving rain.
Smith, the 1971 runner-up to
Australia's John Newcombe, and
Miss Goolagong,. the defending
titleholder from Australia, both
beat the downpour as did all
the seeded players and a strong
cordon of Americans, including
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The 6-foot-4 Smith, an army
corporal from Pasadena, Calif..
showed more familiarity with
grass a she beat Hank Irvine of
Rhodesia 6-4, 9-8, 6-3. Irvine with
a powerful forehand, carried the
tall, blond American to a sud-
den death in the second set hotu
Smith's powerful serve and vol-
ley were too much at the end.
SMITH WAS seeded No. 1 when
the professionals of the World
Championship Tennis troupe --
including Newcombe, Rod Laver
and Ken Rosewall - were rul-
ed ineligible before finalization
of a peace agreement.
Miss Goolagong, who drew an
opening round bye as did Miss
Evert and Billie Jean King of
Long Beach, Calif.. had little
trouble beating Marilyn Pryde
of New Zealand 6-3, 6-4. Evonne
played loosely, bearing down
only when pressed.
The rain interrupted an ex-
citing duel between veteran An-
dres Gimeno of Spain and dark-
horse Onny Parun of New Z,-
land. The New Zealander had
match point at 2-0 in sets. 5-4
and 40-30 on service, only to lase
the point and ultimately the neyt
two sets. The score was 3-3 in
the fifth set when the rain came.
All the seeded players who
managed to get on court before
play stopped came through with-
out trouble. Alexander Metreveli,
the eighth seed from Russia,
joined Smith in the third round
of the men's singles with a 7-9,

6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory over France's
Patrice Dominguez.
In the women's singles, Ker-
ry Melville of Australia a n d
Nancy Gunter of San Angelo,
Tex. both won their first round
matches. Mrs. Gunter. seeded
third, beat Valerie Lancaster of
Australia 6-2, 6-1, while Miss Mel-
ville beat Vicky Berner of South
Africa 6-2, 6-2. Kerry is seeded
fifth.
IT WAS- another good day for
U.S. players. Of the eight meo
who played, only three lost.
Butch to
lea'-d Suns?
PHOENIX, Ariz. taP --- The
Phoenix Suns probably will name
Bill van Breda Kolff as head
coach of the National Basketball
Associtation club within 24 hours,
the Phoenix Gazette reported
yesterday.
But Suns General Manager
Jerry Colangelo would not con-
firm that the 50-year-old form-
er Los Angeles and Detroit head
coach would take the job.
'Everyone is welcome to spec-
ulate as much as they want.'
Coltangela said. "We do have a
press conference scheduled for
noon Wenesday and he may--or
may not-be the man selected."
Earlier this month, Coach Low-
ell "Cotton" Fitzsimmons was
released from his contract with
Phoenix to become coach of the
Atlanta Hawks.
The Lakers hired van Breda
Kolff in 1967 after a successful
oaching career at fayette,
Hofstra and Princeton. He later
signed with Detroit, but sudden-
ly quit after 10 games last sea-
son.

Winning first round matches
were Dick Stockton, Port Wsh-
ington, N.Y., who beat Thomas
Koch of Brazil 8-9, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2,
6-4; Erik Van Dillen of San
Mateo Calif., who beat Sher-
wood Stewart of Baytown, Tex..
7-5, 8-6, 6-1: Roscoe Tanner
of Lookout Mountain. Tenn., who
beat Juan Velasco of Colombia,
6-3, 2-6. 6-4, 7-9, 7-5; and Tons
Gorman Seattle, who beat Ber-
nard Mignot Belgium 6-4 6-4, 6-2.
Apart from Stewart. the day's
other US. losers us the Men's
singles s-ore veteran Alex 01-
medo, a ftrn 'r Winbledon chai-
pion from Encino Calif., who lost
to Ian Fletcher of Australia 0-G,

4-6, 6-1, 3-6, and Paul Gerken,
of East Norwalk, Conn., who lost
to India's Permjit Iall 7-5, 3-6,
2-6, 6-3, 3-6.
Joining Mrs. Gunter in the
U.S. contingent in the women's
singles were Pam Teeguarden,
Los Angeles, who beat Corinne
Molesworth of Britain 9-8, 6-1;
Janet Newberry. La Jolla, Calif..
who beat Mrs. Katja Ebbignhaus
of West Germany 6-3, 6-1, and
Mary Ann Eisel, St. Louis, who
beat Michell Gurdal of Belgiui
6-2, 6-4.
The lone U.S. women's loser
was Mrs. Deniese Carter-Triolo
of Los Altos, Calif., who lost
6-2, 6-2 to Mrs. Alex Cowie of
Britain,

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