June 25, 1991
WIMBLEDON, England -- The place is called Roehampton. Sixteen grass courts scuffed with brown splotches. Players, if they dare, can change in a locker room by a swimming pool, and then sit on a grassy knoll, waiting for their matches to be called.Fans wander around the courts. There are no ushers because ntickets are needed. A freebie in the landof eight strawberries for $3. A loudspeaker blares in the background, an announcer rTC calling out pairings and results.This is the site of the Wimbledon qualifier, a sudden-deattournament where some careers arelaunched, and others are ended.
December 20, 1994
The gloom was everywhere at the Bare Hills Tennis Club off Falls Road yesterday.In the wake of the death of tennis pro Maury Schwartzman, 81, from congestive heart failure on Sunday, there was a void that may never be filled.Schwartzman was the dean of the local teaching pros. For 60 years he taught those beautiful, flowing strokes to Baltimore kids, and later to their kids, and, in some cases, to the grandkids of his original students.On a Sunday 53 years ago this month, Schwartzman and fellow Baltimorean Malcolm Fox were giving a clinic for the midshipmen at the Naval Academy when an officer broke in and terminated the proceedings.
April 19, 1991
OUT AND ABOUT: The Baltimore Tennis Patrons Association is having a dinner to honor my Guy Friday, Maury Schwartzman, at The Harborcourt Hotel on Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. Pam Shriver and a former student, Elise Burgin, are among the tennis greats who'll be there to honor him.Schwartzman credits his former neighbor, Howard Kaplan, with stimulating his lifetime interest in tennis. Kaplan gave him a Frank Merriwell paperback book when he won a contest for the youngsters who could hit the most balls in a row.Out of 50 contestants, he hit 165 in a row the very first time he'd ever had a racket his hands, at the age of 12. The racket, incidentally, was an old bludgeon of a hand me down from his uncle, Dr. Abel Wolman.
November 24, 1991
What: First National Bank Tennis Festival presented by The Baltimore SunWhere: Baltimore ArenaWhen: Tuesday, 7 p.m.Tickets: 2,000 available, $9, $20, $75Format: Scott Manning and Elise Burgin will play Jim Palmer and Pam Shriver in celebrity doubles, Martina Navratilova will play Jennifer Capriati in singles and Shriver-Capriati will play Burgin-Navratilova in doubles.Charity: Net proceeds are earmarked for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Baltimore's Children's Hospital and the Greater Baltimore Tennis Patrons.
May 13, 2004
On may 11, 2004, LENA ALTMANCLEMMER-Mc GOURY of Severna Park, beloved wife of the late Monroe Burgin Clemmer, devoted mother of Monlen A. Clemmer and loving son-in-law Paul Alfred Szoke, dear sister of Eugene Swenson and Mrs. Thomas Mc Cutchen and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Griffis. Friends may call at the Barranco & Sons, P.A., Severna Park Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway at Robinson road on Thursday, May 13, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services will be Friday, May 14, at 2 P. M at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD, 21146.
November 27, 1994
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Kevin English scored 15 points as Bowie State defeated Winston-Salem State, 62-61, last night.David Burgin contributed 11 points and 14 rebounds for Bowie State. Phenizee Ransom had 18 points and William Gray scored 14 for Winston-Salem State.BOWIE STATE -- Patterson 3-7 3-6 9, Brown 0-1 0-0 0, Burgin 5-18 0-1 11, Wright 3-12 3-4 9, Marvin 1-4 5-6 7, King 1-2 0-1 2, Gumbs 0-0 1-2 1, Moore 3-6 0-0 6, English 7-10 0-0 15, Combs 1-2 0-0 2, Carter 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-63 12-20 62.WINSTON-SALEM STATE -- Ransom 7-18 4-6 18, Salley 1-3 1-4 3, Deng 2-2 0-4 4, Herron 2-4 2-3 6, Martin 0-2 1-2 1, Blanton 0-1 0-0 0, Powers 1-5 2-7 4, White 1-1 0-0 2, Middleton 4-7 1-4 9, Gray 6-12 1-2 14. Totals 24-55 12-32 61.Halftime--Bowie State, 29-27.