Independent from Long Beach, California on March 23, 1976 · Page 22
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 22

Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, March 23, 1976
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C-4-JNDtP£NOi:NT (AM) PRtSS-lfcUGRAM (PM) Wilson impresses in Poly triumph LBSUgals ecstatic over USC victory By BOB MARTIN S(a(f Writer Ecstatic. That's the word to describe how members of Long Beach Slate University's women's tennis team (ell after defeating USC, 5-4, Friday afternoon at Old Ranch Tennis Club. It's Uie word Robin Kahn, the No. 1 LBSU player, used in Idling about (he team's big victory. Robin, who still hadn't climbed down from Cloud 9 while watching the Long Beach Junior Championships Sunday, said it was the first time an LBSU women's tennis team had beaten USC. It was a conference triumph, which made it all the better. USC docs not have the depth of UCLA or Stanford, other conference members, but the Trojans arc strong in the first three positions and the 49ers did well against USC's best. Miss Kahn, formerly of Los Alamitos and now a Long Beach resident, won the No. 1 singles over Barbara Hallquist, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5. In No. 2 singles, Diane Cronk lost to Diane Dcsfor, Long Beach's contribution to USC, but it was a close match, 6-7, W, 63. In No. 3 singles, Penny Johnson lost a three- setter to Gretchen Gait. Kuhn-Cronk dropped the No. 1 doubles to Dcsfor- Gall, 7-8, 6-1, but Tcri Standley-Jocelyn Thompson upset Hallquist-Trumbull, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6, in No. 2 doubles. Carol Bigham and Gigi Anlonucci also figured in (he LBSU victory. GLORIA HENDRICKS, who is in her second year as '15er women's coach, is the wife of Bob Herxlricks, who is in his 20th year as Wilson High boys' tennis coach. They're both having successful seasons. The Wilson team put a stop last week to Poly's long winning streak by the lopsided margin of 2214 to 5% in the teams' first of three meetings this season. Poly was unbeaten in Moore League play in 1973, "74 ami 75 and had a 14-1 record in 1972. Hendricks feels this year's team is the best in his long career at Wilson. "We have more depth," he pointed out. There's one good player in school that he can't use, Hendricks said. David Ikola, a junior tournament player, is a transfer student from Santa Monica but isn't eligible this year because he is living with a sister inslead of with his parents. "If we could use Ikola, I think we'd have a good chance in the CIF playoffs," Hendricks said. ROBERT VANT HOP of Downey, winner of the Boys 18 title in the 20lh Long Beach Junior Championships, has improved more rapidly in the last year than most of the boys in his age group. He was ranked No. 8 for 1975 in Southern California in Hie Boys IG-and-under division, but already in 1976 he has won two Boys 18 championships. In the Whiltier junior final, he upset Eliot Teltscher of Palos Verdes Estates, who was No. 1 in (he 16s last year. Bob was beaten by Jon Paley of Encino at Fullerton and by Alan Winkler of Palos Verdes at Anaheim. He has won a couple of men's doubles tournaments this year with Mark Andrews. Van't Hof will have another year in the 18s. His brother, Eric, was a quarterfinalist in Boys 16 singles in (he Long Beach juniors. LLOYD BOURNE of Pasadena, whom Van't Hof defeated hi Sunday's final at Lakewood Country Club Tennis Center, won the Boys 16 title last year. He is only the second black player in the 20-year history of the Long Beach meet ever to win a title. One other black player reached (be finals this year--Cheryl Jones of Los Angeles, who lost to Carol Heynen, 6-1,6-1, in the Girls 12 singles. THE FOURTH City of Hope Mixed Doubles Tournament will be played on courts throughout Southern California on Sunday, April 11, including, for the first time, courts in Long Beach. Entry deadline is April 1 and the fee is $15 a person. Winners at each court in the round-robin competition will receive trophies. Competition is in various categories of skill. Entry blanks in the fund-raising event are available at Robinson's department stores and at some tennis pro shops. They also can be obtained by writing Karen McBride, 3934 Ann Arbor Road, Lakewood 90712. Rozelle testifies lack of pact means ^administrative chaos' NTIL to handle own television SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - National Football League Commissioner Pete Rozelle, testifying Monday in the Joe Kapp trial, said a standard player contract was necessary in the league because "it would be an admin- istralive nightmare if we didn't have one." Rozelle and other witnesses also made the point thai the NFL's 1970 collective bargaining agreement wilh the NFL Players Association required all players in (he league to sign the standard contract. Kapp refused to sign such a contract in 1971 and Rozelle ordered him oul of the New England Patriots' (raining camp. The quarterback, who joined the team and played in 1970 under a memo agreement, contends he was forced out of football and is suing for damages. Ii07.elle, who took the witness stand late in the day and will continue his testimony Tuesday, said (he league office would face a monumental paperwork job if teams .submitted player contracts "drawn up by different lawyers all over (he country." The league checks each player's contract and allows some changes from the standard form, he explained, hut makes sure it still is "consistent wilh the collective bargaining agreement." Other witnesses Monday included Miami Dolphins Coach Don Shula, who said Kapp was "a very gutty performer, an average passer and a fine field general." However, he said Kapp, like most quarterbacks, "needed to be surrounded by an excellent offensive team" to be successful. Shula said he had seen only five NFL quarterbacks who "could take a mediocre team and make it a great one." The five he named were Johnny Unilas, Joe Namalh, Bob Griese, Fran Tarkenlon and Sonny Jur- gcnsen. . Earl Morrall, (he Dolphins' backup quarterback whom Shula said was in Kapp's class, testified after his roach. Morrall was asked mostly aboul his football income, now $32,500 per season compared to (he $200,000 a year Kapp was being paid. San Francisco attorney Marshall Leahy, who has worked for the NFL many years, was the opening witness as the trial began its fourth week. Baseball briefs NEW Y O R K (AP) T h e N a t i o n a l Hockey League has established its own (clcvision network for coverage of Stanley Cup playoff games, Don Ruck, vice p r e s i d e n t of (he league, said Monday. Coverage will begin at the quarterfinal stages of the playoffs with a Game of t h e Week t e l e c a s t . When the playoffs reach the final round, the NHL network will televise all games in prime time. Stories exaggerated Seaver denies! he's unhappy ST. PETERSBURG, Ha. (AP) - Pitcher Tom Scaver I said Monday the reports of a break between him and the New York Mets have been exaggerated. "I am going to talk to the general manager in a couple of days," he said, "I would be surprised if I am traded." . Scaver made the remark after someone brought up I reports that general manager Joe McDonald had said ' Scaver would be put on the trading block if he found himself unhappy with the Mets-and had even contacted some clubs about a possible deal. S e a v e r told an informal news conference - a l Huggins-Stengel Field, where the Mels are working out, that he did not want to be traded and he was certain the Mels did not want to trade him. "This has been a very emotional time for all involved," he added. Seaver reportedly is asking $800,000 for three years and the Mets are unwilling to meet that figure. McDonald has said he has made an offer to the Cy Young Award winning right-hander that would make him the highest paid pitcher of all time in baseball. No figures were mentioned. However, it Is believed the Mets are offfering somewhere in the area of $200,000 !o $220,000 which would be a raise over the 1170,000 Seaver made last season. Seaver said he had proposed his contract figure about two months ago but nothing has been said about the salary since, although there have been talks. During this time, Seaver has been heavily involved in the work of the Major League Baseball Players Association to arrive at a new contract agreement. On this score, Seaver said that he felt the fans had turned against the players unjustifiably without knowing what the two sides are seeking. "My personal mail is about 50-50," he said. "It was much heavier against us in 1972 when we went out on strike. " He criticized the owners for what he called a pessimistic viewpoint and said, "They think that-hundreds of players would seek to become free agents if the reserve clause was dropped. I'm sure this would not be the case. 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