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Monday, August 20, 1979
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MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1979- THE INDIANAPOUS STAR -PAGE 23 DAVIS, FOSTER CAPTURE DOUBLES Crozier Easily Takes USTA Crown ' " "" '"" y ......II.. IM-.U ...,!, ,., I I, y . Ml I.. 1.11. Lll WK ' 45 : ' ' par : Y0 " . ' . " : ":".", ' I i IniKil l? A --- .1 j m,i, nm w I'tt rr IMMMM m,, , j,,,, , j 'STARS OF TOMORROW Tomm Warneke (left) grimaces as he serves to Paul Crozier in the championship match of the United States Tennis . Association International Boys' 18 Tournament at the Indianapolis Sports Center Sunday. Crozier won the title with a straight-set 6-1, 6-1 victory over Warneke, who was playing with a sprained left ankle. (Star Photos By Greg Griffo) By BILL PICKETT Paul Crozier breezed past a hobbling Tomm Warneke 6-1, 6-1 on Stadium Court of the Indianapolis Sports Center Sunday to win the United States Tennis Association's International Boys' 18 Junior singles tennis championship. The second-seeded doubles team of Scott Davis and Tom Foster had a tougher time in their finals match before taking a 6-4, 7-6 decision from Chris Huff and Adam Beren as the week-long inaugural international event came to a close here. Crozier, 18, and headed for the University of Texas this fall, needed but 37 minutes to overcome his 6-3, 190-pound opponent from Lakeland, Fla. Warneke had twisted his left ankle in a quarterfinal match and severely sprained it Saturday in the semifinals which had been moved indoors to the Indianapolis Racquet Club's carpet surface because of rain. IT WAS EVIDENT early in the match that his mobility was strictly limited, especially his lateral movement. "My thoughts were to default at first," the husky 17-year-old admitted, "but I thought that wouldn't be fair to my opponent. On the other hand, it wasn't quite fair to play such a bad match against him, either." That situation was to take nothing away from Crozier, however. His serve-and-volley game was in fine shape, although he admitted that a healthy foe probably could have reached some of his deft drop shots. The Corpus Christi (Tex.) resident, serving to start the match, broke Warneke twice in the first set, permitted the Floridian to hold service only the first time around, and that on a game that went to three deuces. Warneke held serve only in the third game of the second set as Crozier, revealing he is playing better tennis this season that he has in a couple of years, mixed his game by going wide on several points and scoring with soft drops which caught Warneke on the baseline. "YOU DONT LIKE to take advantage but that's what you have to do if you want to win," the slim (6-0, 165 pounds) Crozier stated. "I usually get into the net as soon as possible," he continued. "That's my game. I feel a lot more comfortable there." As it turned out, his usual game was suited perfectly to the circumstances of the championship match. The doubles final was a rugged, hotly contested battle waged mostly at the net. Davis, from Santa Monica, Calif., and Foster, from Delray Beach, Fla., grabbed a 6-4 first-set victory and jumped ahead in the second set, 4-2, before Huff and Beren rallied. Huff, from Houston, held serve to bring his team within one game at 3-4, and Davis was broken at love to knot the set at 4-all. Beren, from Wichita, Kan., grabbed the lead for the first time by holding serve but Foster retaliated for another tie. HUFF THEN WENT to five deuce points before surrendering his serve to Davis and Foster, but Davis was broken for the second straight time to force a tiebreaker. Beren won the first point on his serve, but Davis-Foster ran off three straight points before Huff gained another point on his serve when Foster hit long. The winners then ran off four points, aided by a pair of errors, with Foster clinching the triumph when he ripped a forehand service return down the line for a winner. In the singles feed-in final, the top-seeded Davis came back to defeat Carmel High School sophomore Todd Witsken 6-1, 6-2. Davis had been defeated by Warneke in the third round, 6-2, 3-6. 7-5. Tournament Director Dan Horan was pleased with the inaugural junior event here. "WE GOT A late start because of the construction and the U.S. Open Clay Court Championship" he said. "Next year we hope to hold this tournament earlier, probably in July a week before the junior nationals at Louisville. That will bring more of the top players in. Many of them already were committed to other activities by the time we received our sanction for this." Referring to the players in this competition as "the stars of tomorrow," Horan predicted, "In a couple of years you'll see some of them here for the Clay Courts." Streakin' Stephen Wins Top Hunter Honors By MARK SCHNEIDER ; Star Sportswriter , " Zionsville, Ind. That's tha way to go! "Tha way they go" is the horsing establishment's terminology for a very good ride and that's what Mary Zimmerman seemed to be thanking her beautiful dark brown thoroughbred, Dark Continent, for Sunday afternoon while patting her by the reviewing stand. Dark Continent, whom Mrs. Zimmerman calls "a real find," had just finished runner-up to Streakin' Stephen in the $2,000 Hunter Classic, the climactic event of the Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show, But regardless of the horses' second-place finish, Mrs. Zimmerman proudly pondered her red ribbon. "TO GET A ribbon with a horse this age is quite an accomplishment," she explained of the four-year-old. "This horse is a complete find." Dark Continent was found by her groom, Megan Congleton, just grazing around a race track. The Congletons bought the horse and since then the young hunter's been a dream. Offers are now coming in for three times what the Congletons originally paid. , And Sunday, in competition which included jumping over two different courses of 10 and 12 hunter type fences, Dark Continent proved her worth giving Mrs. Zimmerman "a wonderful ride" but still was outpointed by Streakin' Stephen, with highly-respected young rider Charlie Weaver aboard. Mears Captures Trenton 150 Trenton, N.J. (AP) Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mcars grabbed the lead from Tom Sneva with three laps remaining Sunday to capture the twice-postponed Championship Auto Racing Teams' Ditzler 150 at Trenton v International Speedway. Mears. the 27-year old Californian who was a stand-in for Mario Andretti on Roger Penske's team a year ago, covered the 100-lap distance in 1:09:20 for an average speed of 120 807 miles an hour in his Gould Charge PC-7. The race, rained out Aug. 11 and again on Saturday, boiled down to a battle of Penske teammates Mears and Bobby Unser against two-time national driving champ Sneva. POLESITTER UNSER, winner of the last four CART shows, paced the initial 20 laps before relinquishing it to Mears. Rick led the pack through the 56th circuit and that's when Sneva took over. ' The Spokane, Wash, driver stayed out in front until Unser got back by on the 69th go-around. Sneva regained the lead when Unser made his second pit stop on lap 86 and he was in command until Mears' late move. Bobby U., taking advantage of Sneva's fading tires, took the runnerup ; spot away from Tom on the white-flag lap to give Penske another 1-2 sweep - with his "semi ground-effects" cars. Wally Dallenbach, as high as second midway through the race before an extended pit stop forced him back in the field, recovered to take fourth and Johnny Rutherford rounded out the top five one lap down. Gordon Johncock slammed into the fourth turn wall on the fifth lap and Mike Mosley hit in almost the same place on lap 36, but neither driver was injured "This is one of the better races I've run," said Mears afterwards. "I just hope I didn't use up all my luck." The next event on the CART schedule is the California 500 at Ontario Motor Speedway on Sept. 2. Weaver, meanwhile, is so highly thought of among the jumping elite, some observers say it wasn't so much Streakin' Stephen who beat Dark Continent as it was Weaver. . "He (Weaver) rides his mounts so smoothly," commented one competitor. "He's a good rider with a good eye for the fence. He does a good job of anticipating jumps. He's just so smooth." AND NOT ONLY did Weaver put Streakin Stephen in the winner's circle, he also rode Patriots Way to a third-place finish. In a tie for fourth were Hoodwink with Gene Delaney aboard and Magic Man with Mrs. Sylvester Johnson, Jr., of Zionsville, Ind., in the stirrups. Rounding out the top 10 in the Hunter's Classic were Double Image with Lisa Pembaur in control; Another Fling, ridden by Ben Wade; Instead Of, guided by Richard Zimmerman; Tilly Doo with Gene Delaney; and Just A Fling also with Delaney in the saddle. Other class winners Sunday were Almost Irish, ridden by Cindy Mesker, taking the $300 Non-Thoroughbred Stake; Animal Crackers, with Thomas Cerra, capturing the $300 Small Pony Hunter Stake; Chardonnay, with Christina Fiore, garnering the $300 Large Pony Hunter Stake and Judy Tzinberg of Belleville, 111., won the AHSA medal class. Aside from Dark Continent's impressive showing in the Hunter Classic, the thoroughbred also was the overall winner of the championship class in the Grand Hunter Award. Hoodwink was the Reserve winner. BOB KRAUT OF Brookfield, Wis., was tabbed the leading junior rider. Overall, the final day of competition of the Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show went very smoothly with nearly 500 spectators visiting the show grounds. Of the 40 horses entered in the Hunter Classic eliminations, only one, Not For Sale, had a rail down. But it was no real problem as the Not For Sale rider jokingly quipped, "He is now." mmrw mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm MICHIGAN INTERNATIONA H dm mm " mp ' u iuu'i li . ' I iff j I itinin twil m - 4 i t .V J PETTY BY A NOSE surges past Buddy Baker the Spark Plug 400 NASCAR event at Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday. Petty earned $21,000 in driving to Richard Petty in Car 43 in the final few yards of his third victory of the season and his third career triumph at the Michigan International Speedway. (UPI Photo) Petty 'Hoods' Michigan 400 (Tribe Pounds 5 Homers L4ncf Iowa In The Process j STAR SPECIAL REPORT Des Moines, Iowa A funny thing Bappened on the way to a record-setting (lome run performance here Sunday night - the relievers shut the door. ! Indianapolis crashed five home runs nd Iowa four one short of the American Association record for two teams as the Tribe further crippled the Oaks' flickering Eastern Division pennant hopes with an 11-6 victory. The Indians return home tonight gainst second-place Springfield in the tpener of a four-game series. Then the fribe hosts Iowa in another four-game eries, including a doubleheader $aturday. ! The two teams had their nine homers by the end of the fifth inning. But that was before Sheldon Burnside came in to pitch four scoreless innings for Indianapolis and Gilbert Rondon, Ray Murillo and Mark Esser held the Indians without a fun for the final four sets. I JOHN VALLE drilled two homers for (he Indians and drove in five runs. Sam Jlejias, Don Lyle, and Paul O'Neil hit the ther Tribe round trippers. Harold fames and Bob Molinaro both cracked two homers for the Oaks. Mejias started things off with a bang, ending the second pitch of the game ver the left-center field fence off of loser (ich Barnes (0-1). Lyle followed that ith a walk, and after a fly out, Valle iomered for a 3 0 Tribe lead. But that didn't last long. The Oaks came up with three runs in their half of the first on a walk, Baines' first homer of the night, a double by Molinaro, and a single by Joe Gates. , The Tribe erupted for five runs in the second, knocking out Barnes, who hit Ron Oester with a pitch and surrendered a single to O'Neill before being relieved by John Sutton. Sutton, got pitcher Dave Moore to bunt into a double play when the sacrifice attempt was popped foul, and catcher Marvis Foley grabbed it and threw Oester out trying to get back to second. That Jones Boy Does It Again STAR SPECIAL REPORT New Bremen, Ohio Norman (Bub-by) Jones continued his incredible mastery of the dirt tracks in United States Auto Club's sprint division Sunday afternoon with a stunning victory in the 40-lap feature at New Bremen Speedway. Stormin' Norman barrelled from 17th starting spot to take the checkered flag his ninth triumph in 12 dirt shows on the 1979 USAC schedule and increase his lead in the standings. Larry Rice held off Pancho Carter for the first 32 laps before Jones drove around both of them on the 33d circuit and was never challenged the rest of the way. Carter wound up second, while Gary Bettenhausen (who started 11th) nipped Rice for third and Mac McClellan was fifth. The race was red-flagged on the 28th lap when Duke Cook flipped after tangling with Bruce Walkup Cook was shaken up, but declined hospitalization. Cambridge Junction, Mich. (APi Veteran Richard Petty overtook Buddy Baker on the last turn Sunday to win the $161,830 Michigan 400 NASCAR stock car race by a hood length. The Grand National victory, in his Chevrolet, was the 188th in Petty's long career which covers 795 races. Baker, also driving a Chevrolet, led much of the race including the 85 laps before the last turn around the 2-mile oval at Michigan International Speedway. ON THE BACK stretch of the final lap, Baker and Petty were still 1-2 but Petty went high in the last turn and Drivers At Metro Tom Sneva, Billy Vukovich, Johnny Parsons and Gary Bettenhausen will be among a team of race drivers participating in a Softball doubleheader tonight at Metropolitan Stadium for the benefit of paralyzed mechanic Wally Meskowski. The drivers will play the WNAP Buzzards in the opener at 7 o'clock and then take on a team composed of old and current Indiana Pacers, including Corky Calhoun, Billy Keller, Bob Netolicky and Dave Robisch. Admission is $2. 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It was really just the luck of the draw." Petty said he also was aided by a light sprinkle that began to fall on the 177th lap, bringing out the yellow caution flag briefly. "We decided to use that for our last pit stop and that's probably what won us the race," the 45-year-old Petty said, puffing a victory cigar. Benny Parsons, David Pearson, and John Anderson all driving Chevrolets finished third, fourth and fifth. JOE MILLIKA.V, also in a Chevy, was sixth, followed by Ricky Rudd, in a Mercury; Tighe Scott, in a Buick; J.D. McDuffie, in a Chevrolet, and Richard Childress in an Oldsmobile. The race got off to a rocky start as Blackie Wangerin lost control of his Mercury on the high bank between the third and fourth turns during the fourth lap. The car crashed through the guard rail and sailed end over end, down and out of the racing area. ' Wangerin was pulled from the wreckage and taken to a hospital in nearby Jackson where doctors said he suffered only a broken arm. Track officials said it was the first time a car had ever gone completely out of the racing area at MIS. Three other cars also were forced to leave the race as a result of Wangerin's crash. In all, the caution flag was raised on five occasions, covering 36 laps. Petty's winning time was 130.376 mph in the race which took three hours, four minutes and five seconds to complete. ADIDAS SUPERSTARS REG. 38.99 SALE35" CONVERSE SHOES CANVAS ALL STAR REG. 14 99 SALE - BROOKS VILLINOVA REG. 19.99 SALEHT95 ETONIC STREETFIGHTERS REG. 33.99 SALEg-jgs NIKE WAFFLE TRAINERS REG. 29.99 SALE 5 17( PUMA EASY RIDER REG. 39.99 SALE g - 95 TUBE SOCKS OTBIM-1st PR. REG. PRICE 2nd PR. 12 PRICE GYM SHORTS-COTTON-SOLID COLORS REG. 2 .99 COTTON-TRIM REG. 3.99 SCHOOL GYM BAGS REG. 8.99 SALE CO 5 225 295 1

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