Sweden Grabs A 3-0 Lead To Clinch Fourth Davis Cup

Posted: December 20, 1987

Sweden won its doubles match over India yesterday to clinch the Davis Cup for the host nation.

Mats Wilander and Joakim Nystrom defeated the Amritraj brothers, Anand and Vijay, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, giving Sweden a 3-0 lead in the best-of-five series in Goteborg.

Sweden, playing its fifth consecutive final, had won the opening singles Friday in straight sets. Wilander, ranked third in the world, easily beat Ramesh Krishnan, and Anders Jarryd beat Vijay Amritraj.

It was the fourth victory in six final appearances since 1975 for Sweden in the premier men's team tennis competition. Sweden won successive titles in 1984-85.

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Martin and William Fairbarnes of Kent, England, won the U.S. Father and Son Court Tennis Championship, defeating William and Peter Vogt of Philadelphia, 6-1, 6-5, at the Racquet Club.

SKIING

Christa Kinshofer-Guetlein, back with the West German team after four years in Holland, notched her first World Cup victory in eight years with a triumph in the slalom in Piancavallo, Italy.

Austria's Helmut Mayer collected his first career World Cup victory by edging Switzerland's Pirmin Zurbriggen in a giant slalom race in Kranjska Gora, Yugoslavia.

FOOTBALL

A court ruling voiding a contract between former Auburn University running back Brent Fullwood and agent Norby Walters could curtail the number of campus-trotting agents who sign college athletes with eligibility remaining, Fullwood's new representative said.

"This is a significant thing, a landmark decision for other states," George Kickliter said Friday night. "It conceivably could have a real big impact on the agent problem.

"It'll affect a lot of people and certainly tend to reduce the number of so-called agents who sign athletes with these methods. It'll do a lot more good than so-called state legislation."

U.S. District Judge Charles Brieant, in a ruling released Friday in White

Plains, N.Y., and reported in the Atlanta Journal and Atlanta Constitution, tossed out Walters' $500,000 lawsuit against Fullwood.

Former Kansas City Chiefs coach John Mackovic is among the finalists for the Southern Methodist coaching job, the Dallas Times Herald reported.

HOCKEY

Canada beat the Soviet Union, 3-2, yesterday in the third round of the Izvestia tournament in Moscow, marking the first time in 15 years that a Canadian team had won a game in the Soviet Union.

In other third-round matches, Finland downed West Germany, 8-2, and Sweden edged Czechoslovakia, 3-2.

BOXING

Pernell Whitaker of the United States and World Boxing Council champion Jose-Luis Ramirez of Mexico scored easy victories in Paris, setting up a world championship lightweight bout in March.

Former heavyweight champion George Foreman, continuing his unlikely comeback at age 39, said he was ready to take on current titleholder Mike Tyson - for big money.

"I want to fight Mike Tyson," Foreman said after stopping Rocky Sekorski in the third round Friday night in Las Vegas, for his fifth straight knockout. ''It doesn't do me any good to fight these guys for nickels and dimes. I'm looking for a good fight."

South African Brian Mitchell retained his World Boxing Association super- featherweight crown when he stopped Salvatore Curcetti of Italy in the ninth round of a bout in Capo D'Orlando, Sicily.

GOLF

Arnold Palmer and Colleen Walker combined for a 9-under-par 62 to take a 1- shot lead after the second round of the Mazda Champions team tournament in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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