The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 19, 1986 · Page 17
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The Salina Journal Sunday, January 19,1986 Page 17 Becker, Lendl paired in Masters final Boris Becker stares across the net at Anders Jarryd after winning a point in their Nabisco Masters semifinal match. NEW YORK (AP) - Two of the hardest hitters in tennis — Wimbledon champion Boris Becker of West Germany and top-seeded Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia — fought off strong challenges Saturday to advance to the final of the $500,000 Nabisco Masters tennis championships. Becker outlasted Sweden's Anders Jarryd 6-3,64 and Lendl, the reigning U.S. Open champion, stopped Ecuador's Andres Gomez 6-4,7-5. Today's nationally televised title match on the indoor carpet at Madison Square Garden is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. CST. The victory is worth $100,000, while the runnerup will collect $70,000. Although the 18-year-old Becker and Lendl, the world's No. 1-ranked player, were favored in their semifinal battles, neither one had an easy time of it. Lendl broke Gomez's service to begin the match. And when he held serve at love, beginning with the first of his 11 aces, it appeared he would easily crush the Ecuadorian, a last-minute replacement when fourth-seeded Jimmy Connors was forced to withdraw because of illness. Gomez lost his serve again in the fifth game when he double-faulted at break point. Lendl then held for a 5-1 lead and a seemingly quick trip into the final. It was not to be. Gomez, a powerful left-hander with a small but vocal group of supporters cheering him on, matched Lendl stroke for stroke, power for power, slice for slice. He broke Lendl's service at love in the eighth game when the Czech was serving for the opening set. And when he held his own serve at love, he had pulled to 5-4. Lendl, however, stopped any thought Gomez may have had of a first-set comeback by racing to a 40-love lead, then, after dropping a point, closing out the set with a service winner. The battle had just begun. With the small band of Ecuadorians sitting high up in the arena chanting "Gomez, Gomez" and ringing a cowbell, the left-hander battled Lendl on even terms through the first 10 games. But, aided by a double-fault — the fifth for Gomez in the match — Lendl finally broke service in the llth game and served for the match. It was to be the longest game of the match, a 14- point battle with both players racing around the court making seemingly impossible retrievals. At 40-15, Lendl had double match point, but Gomez saved them both. Two deuces later, Lendl reached match point for a third time. And for a third time, Gomez rose to the challenge, winning a stirring exchange when Lendl's forehand drop volley was just wide. Lendl double-faulted, giving Gomez the advantage. Then he rifled a forehand deep into the corner that Gomez couldn't reach, bringing the game back to deuce. His 10th ace gave Lendl his fourth match point. And this time, finally, he closed out the 1-hour, 40- minute battle when Gomez netted the service return. "He's hitting the ball really hard," Gomez said of Lendl. "His main weapon is that his serve is so big and that puts a lot of pressure on you when you serve. "I think I stayed more with him today, but if he's serving well, it's hard." Becker, a flamboyant redhead from Leiman, West Germany, had the Madison Square Garden crowd chanting "Boris, Boris" as he advanced to the championship match in this, his first trip to the Masters. And he didn't disappoint his fans, many of whom cheered him on in German. "You've got him in the bag. Now close the bag," came a shout in German from high up in the 18,800- seat arena. Later, the same person shouted — again in German — "Close the bag. Close the bag." Becker did just that, but it wasn't quite that simple nor that easy. Ranked eighth in the world, Jarryd jumped out in front, breaking Becker at 30 in the fourth game to grab a 3-1 lead. But Becker, No. 6 on the Hewlett- Packard-ATP computer, then reeled off six straight games, closing out the first set and taking a 1-0 lead in the second. When Jarryd lost his serve in the fourth game, and Becker fought back, aided by two of his seven aces, to hold in the fifth game and take a 4-1 lead, it appeared the 18-year-old redhead would breeze to an quick, easy victory. But Jarryd, who had played loosely in the opening set, showed that he wasn't quite ready to just give up and collect his $35,000 for his semifinal appearance. The Swede — one of four to qualify for this 16- player, season-ending tournament — fought off a match point to hold serve in the ninth game, pulling to 5-3. Then, in a 14-point game that went to deuce four times, Jarryd broke Becker's service. The German never had a match point on his own serve in the ninth game. Yet, he was so sure of his victory that, just as he began to serve, he hollered at Jarryd: "Where do you want it? Forehand or backhand?" It made no difference as Jarryd broke Becker's service and narrowed the gap to 5-4, putting the set back on serve, the final point coming on a backhand down-the-line passing shot that Becker watch touch down just inside the baseline. It was Jarryd's last hurrah, however, as Becker lofted a beautiful forehand lob that caught the Swede at the net. Jarryd knew the result, and turned and headed towards his next serve as the ball bounced gently on the carpet. Rypien answers call at Senior Bowl MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Mark Rypien of Washington State wasn't even scheduled to play in the game, but injuries to a trio of quarterbacks opened the door for him. "I don't think I did anything to hurt myself," Rypien said of his potential draft slot in the National Football League after he fired three touchdown passes Saturday to lead the North to a 31-17 victory over the South in the 37th Senior Bowl game. "I showed 'em I could (put) touch (on) the ball," Rypien said after hitting on 13 of 17 attempts for 168 yards. Rypien wasn't on the original Senior Bowl roster, but was added when two other North quarterbacks — Robbie Bosco of Brigham Young and Jack Trudeau of Illinois — pulled out of the game with injuries. He was thrust into Saturday's action on the North's first possession when starter Mike Norseth of Kansas was knocked out of the game with a mouth injury. North coach Dan Reeves of the Denver Broncos said Rypien "showed great poise and threw the ball extremely well. "They played like they'd been together all season," Reeves.said of his squad. "To sum up the game, the North just dominated the second half," said South coach Leeman Bennett of Tampa Bay. Each member of the winning team was paid $2,250 and the losing team members each got $2,000. The game's Most Valuable Player award, an automobile, went to Napoleon McCallum of Navy, who rushed for 91 yards on eight carries and also caught three passes for 31 yards, including one touchdown. Two of Rypien's TD passes came SENIOR BOWL GAME IN STATS First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards Time of Possession 21 42-191 186 8 16-21-0 3-33 2-0 3-15 35:03 N S 13 24-73 227 24 11-23-2 2-36 2-0 4-35 24:57 Individual Statlitics RUSHING—North: McCallum 8-91, Clack 12-41, Mayes 6-26. South: Jackson 11-48, Dickey 5-21, Williams 5-13. PASSING—North: Rypien 13-17-0-168, Norseth 3-4-0-18. South: Dickey 6-11-0-61, Washington 3-6-0-87, Wickersham 2-5-2-79. RECEIVING—North: Word 4-28, McCallum 3-31. South: Givins 4-112. Scoring Summary North 707 17—31 South 037 7—17 N—McCallum 11 pass from Rypien (Harper kick) S—FG Lee 53 N-—Clack 2 run (Harper kick) S—Givins 20 pass from Washington (Lee kick) N—Benn 36 pass from Rypien (Harper kick) N—Bynum 40 pass from Rypien (Harper kick) S—Givins 32 pass from Wickersham (Lee kick) N—FG Harper 24 A—40,646 in a span of 49 seconds of the fourth quarter and put the North in control. Rypien gave the North a 21-10 lead when he fired a 36-yard scoring strike to Rennie Benn of Lehigh with 9:20 left in the game and he stretched the advantage to 28-10 with 8:31 to go with a 40-yard completion to Reggie Bynum of Oregon State. Bynum's score came on the first play after Joe Kelly of Washington intercepted a pass by the South's Jeff Wickersham of Louisiana State. Rypien entered the game on the North's first offensive possession after Norseth had engineered a drive from the 21 to the South 36. Norseth had to have 40 stitches in his mouth after being injured on a 9-yard scramble to the 36 when his North quarterback Mike Norseth, from Kansas, lost two teeth after he was tackled on this 9-yard run. face struck a metal down-marker on the sideline. Rypien then completed the 79- yard drive with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Napoleon McCallum of Navy. The North's other touchdown came on a 2-yard plunge by Darryl Clack of Arizona State in the third quarter, capping a 68-yard drive that saw Rypien complete 4 of 5 passes for 40 yards, including a 15- yarder on which McCallum made a one-handed catch. The victory ended the South's two-game winning streak in the all- star event and cut the South's series lead to 18-16-3. Lady Jayhawks defeat OSU LAWRENCE — Lisa Dougherty and Kelly Jennings, a pair of sophomores, each scored 22 points Saturday afternoon to lead the Kansas Lady Jayhawks to a 79-62 Big Eight Conference victory over Oklahoma State at Allen Field House. Vicki Adkins and Toni Webb added 12 each for the Lady Jayhawks, who improved to 2-0 in the Big Eight and 11-4 overall. Oklahoma State, 0-2 in the conference and 10-7 overall, was led by freshman Clinette Jordan, who also totaled 22 points. Cougars wrestlers fourth in tourney CLEARWATER — Silver medals by Eric Householter, Donnie Moden and Larry Gawith paced Salina South to fourth place in the eight-team Clearwater Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday. Householter, at 138 pounds, and Moden, at 145 pounds, each pinned his first opponent, outscored his second opponent but was pinned in the finals. Gawith followed the same pattern at 155 pounds until the finals, where he was outscored 6-3. Kelly Meade placed third for South at 132 pounds, Jon Hulse was fourth at 119 and John Ludes was fifth at 167. Meade was outscored 10-8 in his first- round match against Clearwater, then technically pinned his next two opponents. Complete South results are in the Scoreboard, Page 14. Kansas returns to action on Wednesday at Missouri. OKLAHOMA STATE (62) SiessS-11 4-4 14, East 5-160-2 10, Jordan 7-14 8-17 22, Duncan 1-3 0-0 2, James 2-5 4-4 8, Wheeler 0-2 0-00, Combs 1-1 0-02, Lesnyk 0-3 4-74.TOTALS21-55 20-34. KANSAS (79) Dougherty 9-19 4-4 22, Adkins 2-5 8-13 12, Jennings 9-15 4-6 22, Cm 3-11 0-06, Webb 6-12 0-0 12, Martin 0-2 0-2 0, Killen 0-0 0-0 0, Stroughter 0-1 0-0 0, Miller 2-6 1-3 5. TOTALS 31-71 17-28. HALFTIME — Kansas 36, OSU 27. TOTAL FOULS — OSU 24, Kansas 27. FOULED OUT — East, Lesnyk (OSU); Jennings, Martin (Kansas). TECHNICAL FOUL — OSU bench. REBOUNDS — OSU 43 (East, Jordan 11), Kansas 48 (Webb 11, Jennings 9). ASSISTS — OSU 7 (East, James 2), Kansas 25 (Ott 11, Webb 6). STEALS — OSU 5 (Jordan 5), Kansas 7 (Ott 3). TURNOVERS — OSU 19, Kansas 17. RALPH WEIGEL Bonds - Insurance Phone 827-2906 115 East Iron WAL-MART AUTO CENTER Don't Miss Our Auto Service Specials Ad Each Sunday In Entertainment Section. Classified ads get results. GOOD/YEAR /KW (Continued from Page 13) 'You can catch up but going ahead is awful tough,'" Jones said. No question, the Threshers ran out of gas down the stretch. KW reeled off 10 unanswered points in the next three minutes to seal its llth win in 13 outings. And it was Frederick who keyed the decisive 10-0 run. After KW forward Barney Gray sank a 10-foot jumper in the lane, Frederick swished a pair of 19-footers on the left side of the court — first from the baseline then from the wing. He added six more free throws in the final 3:10 as Wesleyan opened a 22- point advantage in the final minute. But Frederick's scoring began long before the waning minutes. He canned a 16-footer from the left wing on KW's first possession. And he never let up. He put up 25 shots and 12 of them — all medium-to-long range jumpers—went in. "They were just letting me have it," Frederick said. "And I'm not known to hold the ball — that's for sure." "We didn't get him here to be a passer," Jones added. Bethel, of course, had its 2-1-2 zone designed to put a collar on Russ Pleiman, Wesleyan's All-KCAC center. And the Threshers did a decent job, limiting the 6-8 senior to 14 points and six rebounds. "A lot of teams think if they stop Russ, they stop us," Frederick said. "But that's not true. Gus (Deering) and Paul (Walters) can fill it up, too." But this night, the shots kept coming Frederick's way. He scored 14 points in the first half, including a 20- f ooter at the buzzer, to give Wesleyan a 44-34 advantage at intermission. Wesleyan's lead likely would have been even bigger at halftime but the Coyotes were whistled for 20 first- half fouls. "The first half, we spent too much time slapping the ball instead of moving our feet," Jones said. But Bethel wasted a lot of opportunities at the line as the Threshers made only 12 of 23 charity tosses. The Coyotes then appeared en route to a rout when Frederick, Pleiman and KW guard Terrence Phox scored the first three buckets after intermission. But Wesleyan's 50-34 lead didn't last long. By the 14:36 mark, Bethel was back within 55-51 as freshman guard Billy Roman keyed a 17-5 Thresher run. Bethel matched the Coyotes bucket-for-bucket for the next eight SALINA AUTO SALVAGE If we don't have it we ran get it Telephone Service to 65 cities 1 V> Miles North on Highway 81 827-5686 minutes before Wesleyan broke the game open down the stretch. Frederick wasn't the lone Coyote to have a good night. Gray had a horrendous shooting night (2 for 13 from the field, 0 for 5 at the line) but his 17 rebounds helped Wesleyan forge a 5246 advantage on the boards. Bethel, which fell to 1-6 in the KCAC and 4-11 overall, was led by Roman's 12 points. Wesleyan returns to action Tuesday night when the Coyotes entertain arch-rival Bethany in the Bicentennial Center. Washburn clips PSU PITTSBURG (AP) — Washburn staved off a last-minute rally by Pittsburg State Saturday night to post a 59-57 victory in a Central States Conference battle. Warren captures PBA tournament TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Del Warren averaged 245 for four games Saturday afternoon to knock off four of the toughest players on the Professional Bowlers Association tour and capture the $125,000 Greater Los Angeles Open. Warren, of Lake Worth, Fla., captured his first career PBA title with a convincing 256-218 decision over top- seeded Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas. Warren, 25, also eliminated reigning ABC Masters champion Steve Wunderlich of St. Louis, 228-200; 19- time champion Marshall Holman of Medford, Ore., 260-225, and Mark Baker of Garden Grove, Calif., 236200. 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