Top-seeded Agassi wins 2nd Prudential
Top-seeded Andre Agassi overcame blistering midday heat and the power game of Derrick Rostagno for a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 victory yesterday in the final of the Prudential Securities Tennis Classic.
Agassi earned $32,400 with his first tournament victory of the year. Agassi won the event in 1989.
The first set was a rout for Agassi, who belted the ball crisply past, around and through Rostagno, picking up service breaks in the fifth and seventh games. Fourth-seeded Rostagno, 25, seemed to flounder in the 100-plus degree courtside temperatures, making numerous unforced errors.
* Gabriela Sabatini became only the fifth woman to top $4 million in career earnings as she breezed to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Leila Meskhi in the final of the Family Circle Magazine Cup at Hilton Head Island, S.C. The $100,000 first prize raised Sabatini's lifetime earnings to $4,011,687. Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf and Pam Shriver are the only female players who have made more money. Sabatini also received a new sports car and a crystal cup.
* Richard Krajicek of The Netherlands beat Australian Wally Masur, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, and won the Hong Kong Open.
* Sergio Bruguera of Spain rallied to beat Czechoslovakia's Karel Novacek, 7-6, 6-1, and win the Estoril Open in Lisbon, Portugal.
* Mount St. Mary's freshman Sanjaya Wijemanne, the second seed, upset top-seeded Roger Moenks of St. John's, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), to capture the singles championship at the Mount St. Mary's College Tennis Championships over the weekend. In addition, the Mount doubles team of sophomore Miquel Porto and freshman Dan Glover won the doubles title, winning by default over St. John's Kevin Murtha and Ismail Dawood.
Apprentice jockey Rodney Dickens, a 19-year-old from Evansville, Ind., was killed in a spill during the fifth race at Sportsman's Park in Chicago, resulting in the cancellation of the day's final three races.
South Korea's Olympic team beat the U.S. national team, 2-0, in Seoul. The Koreans also defeated the U.S. team, 2-1, Friday.
Navy's Stephen Parker qualified for the National Collegiate Athletic Association finals in two events at the Eastern Regionals on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. Parker's score of 9.55 in the floor exercise gained him a tie for second place and a spot in the nationals, which will be held at Penn State this weekend. Parker, a senior, also qualified in the vault with a combined 18.85, which tied him for fifth.
* Towson State University's bid for a second straight berth in the NCAA national championships fell short Saturday when the Tigers finished fourth in the Southeast Regional in Athens, Ga. The University of Maryland, led by Ronnanne Comerford and her 9.775 vault, finished seventh. Comerford tied for second in vault. Highlighting Towson's performance was a career-high 9.475 on beam by sophomore Gabby Linarducci. Senior Tandy Knight scored a career-best 9.575 on the bars.
Navy won a pair of Eastern Intercollegiate League games over host Brown, 14-12 and 22-12. Navy had 18 hits in the opener, winning the game in extra innings with a sacrifice fly and a bases-empty homer in the eighth. In the second game, Navy had 17 hits and two nine-run innings. Carl Bresko picked up both wins for Navy (10-9, 4-4).
* Visiting Wagner College scored seven runs in the second and went on to defeat Mount St. Mary's, 13-1, in a Northeast Conference game. Wagner had 22 hits against four pitchers. The Mount is 7-10, 1-2 in the NEC.