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D-8SportS THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Monday, September 23, 1991 TC TOMGI1T Enjoy Racing from .12SQLVTELY EQ CZUCS Agassi rises to Davis Cup pressure TUP l?CnniTPn hol-cc i i . , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Smokefree Grandstand Unload For Fraf POST PARADE 7:30 X mmmm c St .uif" I All Gomai Rlad By Tol Ft( Opwotof m I t . ; "' ,'i -irriL,1 :1800'6B9-7600: V, n lj - . Free Grandstand Seating Every Monday, Tuesday Rt. 48 N. of Lebanon 7 Cosmetic Surgery Associates State-of-the-Art Surgical Hair Restoration Check the Facts: f Natural Solution that Ends Baldness Permanently v0 In-Clinic Procedures by Experienced Surgeons f Realistic Hairline Reconstruction & Hair Restoration if Primary Blend. Bi & Quad Sected Micro-grafting f Single Hair Insertions lor Detail f No Bandage Suture Retention Technique Available f Scalp Reduction Procedures f Full Donor Closure lor Maximum Results f Complimentary Examination S Consultation -m Thfl As;nriatf1 Procc France sweeps Slavs for Davis Cup finals PAU, France France completed a 5- 0 sweep of a war-weakened Yugoslav team Sunday and began planning for its first Davis Cup final since 1982. In a match between team leaders, Guy Forget beat Slobodan Zivojinovic, 6- 1, 3-6, 6-2, then Fabrice Santoro, 18, beat Srdjan Muskatirovic, a newcomer to international tennis, 6-7 (1-7), 6-3, 7-5. The two Serbs were playing only because civil war prompted top 20 players Goran Ivanisevic and Goran Prpic, both Croatians, to drop off the team. France's captain, Yannick Noah, played in a 4-1 loss to the United States in the 1982 final and wants to avoid mistakes he believes led to the defeat. At the time, France was in its first final since 1933, when its six-year winning streak was ended by Britain. "We were swallowed up by the events of the week before the match," Noah said. "We spent time getting our pictures taken, giving interviews." This time, he wants the team to spend the preparation time together and minimizing distractions. "A Davis Cup match can be won the week before," he said. "When you go on the court, the die is already cast." In addition to winning his two singles matches, Forget said he played his best doubles in months Saturday. He and Arnaud Boetsch, a Davis Cup newcomer, clinched the semifinal with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Zivojinovic and Muskatirovic. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andre Agassi, given the charge to save America's Davis Cup team, thrived on the pressure instead of choking under it. Agassi dumped the burdens he's been carrying in a year of frustration as he blew away rr.-' i ...I- Carl-Uwe Steeb, 6-2, It!MlM5iffil 6"2 6"3- Sunday to t-ftfrr irmrlr i give the defending champion U.S. team a 3-2 match victory after Germany had scrambled back from a 2-0 deficit. Agassi's victory put the United States in the finals against France beginning Nov. 29 in France. Agassi and Jim Courier had put the United States within one victory of the finals on Friday when they took their singles matches. But Germany's Michael Stich, the Wimbledon champion, brought his team back by helping to win the doubles on Saturday and then upsetting Courier in the first match Sunday. Stich cavorted on clay as he did on grass at Wimbledon, turning loose a savage serve-and-volley game, spitting toward hecklers and beating Courier, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, to tie the series. Agassi has had trouble coping with pressure in the past, losing his third Grand Slam final in the French Open in June against Courier and getting knocked out in the first round of the U.S. Open against Aaron Krickstein. But this was a different, more determined Agassi, who used the pressure to raise his game against a skilled clay-court player just as he had against Stich in the first match. Agassi swept through the first four games against Steeb, breaking him twice at love, and ran off five straight games in the second set to take a 5-1 lead. From start to finish, Agassi was never broken and never in trouble. At times, he was close to perfect, hitting the lines and corners with powerful groundstrokes from both sides. In the second set, when he won 12 of 13 points to take the second, third and Daily: 10 A.M.-7 P.M. Saturday: 9 A.M.-2 P.M. CINCINNATI: 375 Glensprings Rd Suite 301 825-7676 We've Kept Melvin's Supply German Michael Stich returns a shot in his Davis Cup win over Jim Courier of the U.S. fourth games, Agassi hit the tape six times for winners. Steeb could do nothing but stare in amazement as the balls whizzed past him. "This whole week I've been so focused," said Agassi, who dropped only 15 games in winning both matches in straight sets. "Each match I got off to a great start, and I just held together mentally. Since I got beat at the Open, I've put in the work, and I feel this is a reflection of that work." Stich, reluctant to charge the net in his loss to Agassi, returned to the more daring style that brought him the Wimbledon title. "Today I said, 'Go for it,'" Stich said. "I think I got him down a bit when I began making aces with my second serve." When hecklers called out in the second set as Stich was going for balls, Stich spit contemptuously toward them from the middle of the court without hitting them. Of Bruning Paint. l Ptfrm Ci ruf V Miller Bros.1 downtown location, formerly Melvin's Supply, continues to carry top quality Bruning Paint. So shop Miller Bros, today. You'll find a superb selection of Melvin's supply. Bouse&Trin1 Paint , !irmi! MillerBros. I x2L zf PAINT& LADDERS 1 106 Race Street (at the corner of Race & Central Pkwy.) 62 1 -4678 MAC teams earn respect for league with non-conference performances MAXIMIZE YOUR ADVANTAGE 5.756.00 2 Year Maximizer CD. yield Snow passes Pete Johnson Carlos Snow passed former Bengal Pete Johnson and moved into sixth place on Ohio State's all-time rushing list Saturday. 2 Year Maximizer CD. for Advantage cust. yield Snow, making his first start since returning from hip and knee surgery, rushed for 97 yards to give him 171 yards on the season. He has 2,317 career yards, passing Johnson's 2,308. Snow trails No. 5 Howard "Hopalong" Cassa-dy by 149 yards. Snow said he's about ! I . ' ; . -. , -... ... WITH THE PROVIDENT MAXIMIZER CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT! Open a 2 year, $5,000 Provident Maximizer CD. today! Receive a free 1 992 Kings Island Season Pass. Have a one time option to increase your interest rate during the term. Maximize your Advantage today with a Provident Advantage Account and receive an additional l4 interest on your Maximizer CD.! Carlos Snow 85 recovered from the injuries which sidelined him last season. "I think my speed is as good as it was two years ago, but I haven't broken one yet," Snow said. D. ORLANDO LEDBETTER Syracuse advances to No. 10 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Syracuse soared into the Top 10 while Florida and Nebraska took a plunge in Sunday's Associated Press college football poll. The Orangemen (3-0) moved up eight spots into a lOth-place tie' with Penn State after upsetting Florida, 38-21, Saturday. The loss dropped the Gators (2-1) from fifth to 14th. Nebraska (2-1) fell seven spots to 16th after losing to Washington, 36- 21. It's the Cornhuskers' 160th straight appearance in the AP poll, tying the record set by Michigan (1968-80). Florida State, Miami and Michigan retained the top three spots after taking the weekend off. The Seminoles (3-0), who play Michigan next Saturday in Ann Arbor, received 48 of 60 first-place votes and 1,486 points from a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Miami (2-0) was second with eight first-place votes and 1,412 points and Michigan (2-0) was third with one first-place ballot and 1,375 points. Washington (2-0) remained fourth, getting three first-place votes and 1,365 points. Tennessee (3-0) rose one notch to fifth after edging Mississippi State, 26-24. Oklahoma (2-0) went from seventh to sixth following a 55-21 victory over Utah State and Clemson (2-0) climbed from eighth to seventh after beating Temple, 37- 7. Notre Dame (2-1), which routed Michigan State, 49-10, jumped three places to No. 8. Rounding out the Top 10 are Iowa (2-0), which did not play, and Penn State (3-1), which rose two spots after defeating Brigham Young, 33-7. Baylor is 12th, followed by Auburn, Florida, Ohio State, Nebraska, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, California, Mississippi State, Alabama, North Carolina, Arizona State and Illinois. 4J.L-UA Memtr F D I C Depoiiti Inured io (1 00 000 The Provident Sink A Subt.dury o( Prmdm Binktorp tr Equil Housing Under Equal Opportunity Employer Around the Mid-American Conference, administrators and coaches are elated by the league's out-of-con-ference showing. Central Michigan's thumping of Michigan State a week ago is at the center of this optimism. But MAC members are quick to point out Ball State's victory over Navy and near misses against Texas Christian, West Virginia and Kentucky. "We sit around at our league meetings and everybody's talking about how we can gain credibility as a league," said Randy Walker, Miami's football coach. "It ain't hard, men. We've got to beat those people." The Redskins (2-1), who face Cincinnati (0-3) at the newly refurbished Nippert Stadium on Saturday, are still talking about how they let a major upset get away. "I'm somewhat disappointed we didn't hold up our end of the deal against Kentucky," Walker said. "We're better than Kentucky." Akron doesn't start play in the MAC until next season, but is already on the bandwagon. "People know about the Mid-American Conference," Jim Denison, Akron's athletic director told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "The perception is that it has gone downhill a little bit in its football the last few years. This sends the message out there that the Mid-American is back." VICTORY BELL AT STAKE: Miami downed Cincinnati, 16-12, last season at Riverfront Stadium to capture the coveted Victory Bell. If the Bearcats couldn't beat Bowling Green, a mid-level MAC team, what will happen against the Redskins, who have one of the best defenses in the nation, according the NCAA statistics? The Redskins yield only 221.7 yards per game for a No. 3 ranking in the nation in total defense. Eighth in turnover margin per game with 2.33 Eighth in rushing defense, 83 yards per game Eleventh in the nation in scoring defense at 11 points a game. THIS WEEK'S GAME OF THE CENTURY: Florida State, ranked No. 1, faces Michigan, No. 3, on Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Seminoles figure they have enough defense to slow down the Wolverines and Heisman hopeful Desmond "Magic" Howard. "We felt going into the year that would be part of our philosophy, to play a lot of people," said FSU defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews. "You build experience and you build depth." KLINGLER A CLUNKER: David Klingler, Houston's record-setting passer, had four passes intercepted and was sacked four times as Illinois handed the Cougars a second straight embarrassing loss, 51-10. Miami, Fla., beat Houston, 40-10, nine days ago. Taken together, the outings damaged beyond repair Klingler's Heisman Trophy hopes and the Cougars' national prestige. r. r uep&sMi less' I II as.: AIM If AH IIAIIVIIAI UIILI 0D MUM 115! m "I am not pointing any fingers at the offensive line," Klingler said. "They played as hard as they can. They are a young group. I will take credit for this one. If the offense is not working, I think it is my responsibility." UP NEXT: Thomas More (2-0) plays Franklin in its home opener on Saturday. The Blue Rebels have outscored the opposition, 71-10. Kentucky (1-1) hosts Kent State (0-3). The Cats face another MAC unit after a loss at Indiana. Indiana (1-1) at Missouri (1-1). The Hoosiers are not sure which Missouri team will show up the one that beat Illinois, 23-19, or the one that was pounded by Baylor, 47-21. LOCAL PLAYERS MAKE GOOD: Mount St. Joseph's Jason Jackson was named NAIA District 22 Division II player of the week. Jackson, a 5-foot-7, 155-pound sophomore, rushed 19 times for 168 yards in a 37-12 loss at Hanover, Ind. Todd Shaffer (Moeller) and David Kathman (Roger Bacon) helped Butler upset Grand Valley State, ranked No. 3 nationally in Division II, 33-0. Shaffer plays center and Kathman is a defensive end. Eastern Kentucky's Markus Thomas (Princeton) rushed 21 times for 143 yards in a 17-7 win over Middle Tennessee. Hanover's Derek Moyers (Lakota) caught 11 passes for 166 yards against Mount St. Joseph. He leads the Panthers with 21 catches for 309 yards. D. 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SOCCER: Sycamore visits Middletown for an important Greater Miami conference game Thursday while St. Xavier travels to Elder on Saturday for a GCL encounter in boys action. CROSS COUNTRY: Saturday's St. Xavier Invitational, featuring many of Cincinnati's top ranked teams, highlights the boys and girls action this week. Coach Larry Merkel's host Bombers will be the heavy favorite to win the boys division, while Sycamore, Seton and Ursuline are expected to battle it out in the girls competition. Enquirer Contributor The city golf championship will be on the line Saturday at Weatherwax in Middletown where most of Cincinnati's top teams will square off in the annual Dick Hadley Classic. In a season where no dominant team has surfaced, four schools have held the No. 1 ranking Milford, St. Xavier, Sycamore and Lakota. This adds meaning for the winner of the classic, the final big tournament before the sectionals. FOOTBALL: Undefeated Princeton, Cincinnati's No. 1-ranked team, will be tested Friday by a Middletown team that has reeled off four consecutive victories. The Middies, placed on probation for two years by the Ohio High School Athletic Association for not reporting the use of an ineligible player last year, have recorded impressive victories over Hube Heights Wayne, Fairmont, Lakota and Fairfield. Another big game involves Division III and Greater Catholic League (North Division) rivals Hamilton Badin and Purcell Marian Saturday at Garfield Stadium. Both are undefeated, with the Cavaliers out to knock off the defending Division III state champions. Two big games in the GCL South Division pit Elder against LaSalle and Moeller against St. Xavier. VOLLEYBALL: The third annual Mer-cyMcAuley Fall Classic, featuring 12 of the best teams from Ohio and Kentucky, will be staged Saturday and Sunday. The opening round matches will be played at the high schools with Sunday's semifinals and championship at UC's Shoemaker Center. Undefeated Ursuline, winner of 1 1 consecu Mftkb m ilP

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