The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 14, 1995 · Page 40
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Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, May 14, 1995
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D8 Sunday, May 14,1995 The Salina Journal;. Conner can't save day for Americans New Zealand sweeps series The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Emergency on board! Dennis Conner sprung into action. A crewmate had rushed from his post to fix an equipment problem. So the 52-year-old skipper filled in, turning the handles of the winch to trim the sails. It was an exhausting job better suited to someone half his age and in twice as good shape. But something had to be done. The America's Cup ^^m^^m was slipping away and the brains of the U.S. operation was providing brawn. Conner's surprising 15-second stint may have been his first as a grinder in his 21-year Cup career. It didn't change the outcome as New Zealand's Black Magic 1 completed a 5-0 sweep of the Cup with a 1-minute, 50- second win over Young America on Saturday. But his grinding on the third leg symbolized the enigmatic Conner's career. It was just another shift from one extreme to another. He h'as been revered and reviled. He is perhaps the most successful skipper in Cup history. He also is the only American ever to lose it. America's Cup Now he must ponder another long trip Down Under, this time to New Zealand, to try and recapture yachting's top prize. His reaction after Saturday's loss was far less emotional than in 1983 when he became the first U.S. skipper to lose the Cup that his country had held for 132 years. He was stunned and teary-eyed after Australia II rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the last three races over Conner's red-hulled Liberty. This time, he had plenty of time to prepare for the beating. His Young America was thoroughly outclassed. Its closest iHBBiiH race was Saturday and it trailed at all 30 marks of the series. Conner took the wheel for the only time Saturday after Black Magic 1 had crossedfthe finish line. He steered with his right hand while he put his left arm around the waist of his wife Daintry. "Good job guys," he told his crew matter-of-factly. "I'm proud of you. You never quit." If Conner tries again, he may remain as syndicate head but reduce his onboard role. He'll be 57 in 1999, when the Kiwis said they will defend the Cup. Conner, the current co-helmsman, has won four America's Cups — three as a skipper — and was in his seventh Cup campaign. But he kept a low profile, throughout the finals. TENNIS Sampras ousted from German Open] By Th« Associated Press HAMBURG, Germany — Pete Sampras followed Andre Agassi out of the German Open. Sampras, No. 2 in the world rankings, was upset by defending champion Andrei Medvedev 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in their semifinal match Saturday. In the other semi, Goran Ivanisevic beat Sergi Bruguera 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3). Brugera won the French Open the last two years and is considered by many to be the finest clay-court player in the world. Agassi was sent packing when he lost in the quarterfinals of the $1.7 million tournament, which is a high- profiled warmup for the French Open. The last time Ivanisevic played Bruguera on clay, in the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo in 1994, he lost 6-0, 6-3. But, on Saturday, he produced one of his best matches this year. "I was staying behind more, I was more patient from the line. I wanted to win badly. It's unbelievable for me to beat the best clay-court play- £ADVENTURE & W TRIVIA GAMES 825-6000 r-*egory 4263 Tcd By: er in the world," said the fourth- seeded Ivanisevic, who survived 50 unforced errors. "With him, the ball always comes back, no matter how you hit it," Ivanisevic's said of Bruguera's amazing ability to chase almost every ball down and hit it back. Ivanisevic refused to speculate about his own chances at the French Open, the second Grand Slam event of the year that starts May 29. "It's still too far away and I don't want to put pressure on myself. Sergi is for me still the top favorite," he said. Ivanisevic served for the match at 5-3 in the third set but dropped his serve and Bruguera was back in the match. The key point came at 15-30 at in the llth game when Ivanisevic HEART OF AMERICA SPORTS CAMPS KANSAS PREMIER CAMPS BOYS & GIRLS AGES (9-17) SIGN UP TODAY! Site: KWU SALINA won a spectacular rally on a volley error by Bruguera and then hit two aces to lead 6-5. • ITALIAN OPEN: At Rome, predictability held up at the Italian Open. Top-seeded Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and two-time defending champion Conchita Martinez — Nos. 2 and 4 in the world — won semifinal matches Saturday to set up an all- Spanish final for Sunday. Sanchez Vicario, tuning up to defend her French Open title, ousted outclassed opponents in back-to- HcoonaidS * Girls'Baikettwll FOR BROCHURE WRITE PO BOX 1096 SALINA, KS 67402-1073 Girls'Volleyball * "THE TRADITION CONTINUES" Boyi' Basketball * FOR INFO. CALL if! 913-827-6229 back, straight-set quarterfinal and semifinal victories Saturday. I After a 1 hour, 30 minute rain de» lay, Sanchez Vicario had no problerri with tournament surprise, Ameri-; can Shaun Stafford, winning the quarterfinal 6-1, 6-3. • The match was interrupted FfK' day with the Spaniard leading 5-1 irf the first set. : • Stafford's loss ended the 65th* ranked player's dream run, which included wins over the seventh and llth seeds. ! Doctor Is In No Appointment Necessary \ we're open, the doctor is always in. __, J for you is our priority so we always inaintain a certified physician in the office to make your visit fast, convenient and Walk-ins Welcome • Family Practice • Splints • Fractures «Minor Office Surgery • Industrial Injuries • Tetanus Shots • Minor Emergency Care • RX«EKG«LAB«X-Ray • School & Athletic Physicals • Pre-employment Physicals. Mon.-Fri. 8am-9pm • Sat 9am-9pm Sun. lpm-6pm«Holidays til 5pm Michael Grant, M.D., ABFP Michael Lum, D.O., ABFP Mario C. Capocelli RPA-C 827-6453 StatCare Family Medical Clinic & Minor Emergency Center 1001S. 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