Trailing by 3-2, Sanchez drilled his first serve at 15-0. The ball bounced off Wilander's racket and shot up into his left eye. Play was stopped for three minutes as the Swede held a wet towel and an ice pack over the eye.
After returning to the court, Wilander lost the next two points to fall behind by 40-0. But, aided by two unforced errors and a double-fault by Sanchez, he won the next five points to score the decisive break.
Top-ranked Steffi Graf of West Germany overwhelmed Niege Dias of Brazil, 6-0, 6-0, in the third round of the $300,000 Berlin Women's Tournament.
In other third-round matches, Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina defeated Austria's Petra Ritter, 6-4, 6-2, and Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia beat France's Marie Damas, 6-1, 6-1.
Jockey Jorge Aragon was suspended for 25 years by the Washington Horse Racing Commission for allegedly using an electric buzzer on his horse in an April race at the Longacres Race Track.
Aragon was accused of using the buzzer to shock his horse to make it go faster during the fifth race on April 13. Stewards reported seeing Aragon
throw an object inside the rail at the 3/16ths pole.
Security personnel went to the spot and reportedly found a buzzer.
Aragon, whose lawyer said he would appeal the decision, maintained that he had thrown a piece of jewelry.
The University of Kentucky will approach Rick Pitino, the New York Knicks coach, to discuss with him the school's head basketball coaching job, said C.M. Newton, Kentucky's athletic director. Newton said Pitino would be approached after the Knicks finish action in the NBA playoffs.
Senior lefthander Rafael Novoa of Villanova pitched seven innings of shutout ball and led the Wildcats (37-11) to an 11-0 first-round victory over Providence (25-15) yesterday at the Big East Conference tournament in Bristol, Conn.
Novoa (9-2) gave up six hits, and had three strikeouts and three walks. Bob McCreary drove in the first run of the game with a single to right field and cleared the bases in the top of the seventh inning with a double to center field. Mike Wismer was 3 for 5, with two RBIs.
Villanova will play Seton Hall, an 8-2 winner over Connecticut, in the second round. The game will begin at 1 p.m. today.
Three local athletes played for North Carolina in its 12-4 loss Tuesday night to Clemson in the championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greenville, N.C.
They were Jesse Levis, a Northeast High graduate; Rich Fernandez, formerly of Central High, and Todd Nichols, a Shawnee High (N.J.) graduate.
Levis, who was 7 for 19 in the tournament, and Nichols, 6 for 19 with eight RBIs, made the all-tournament team. Fernandez, a pitcher, gave up nine hits and seven earned runs in his four innings of work, and was the loser.
Pat Coyne, a former Rutgers assistant coach and a graduate of West Catholic High, has been named assistant women's basketball coach at St. Joseph's University.
Carlos deLeon won his fourth cruiserweight title when he stopped Sammy Reeson in the ninth round to capture the vacant World Boxing Council title in London.
Dave Quinn, a pro, and Rick Theiler, an amateur, both shot 71s to record the low scores at a Delaware Valley Golf Tour match at the Pennsauken Country Club.
Burt Grossman, the San Diego Chargers' top draft pick and a graduate of Archbishop Carroll High, conceded that he experimented with steroids for about a month in the summer of 1987, but said he never used the muscle-building drugs again.
"If I tried them, I tried them. I'm not going to lie and say I didn't," Grossman said in an interview published in a San Diego newspaper, the Tribune. ''A lot of people try to hide a lot of things, but everything's going to catch up to you, eventually. I did it. And I tried it. And that's the way I am. There's no use hiding it. I don't feel ashamed."
Grossman, a star defensive end at the University of Pittsburgh, was the eighth overall selection in the NFL draft.
The Seattle SuperSonics, who lost Tom Chambers, an unrestricted free agent, to the Phoenix Suns last year, announced that they had re-signed a restricted free agent, Xavier McDaniel, to a five-year contract.
James Wilder, a Tampa Bay running back who was arrested in Missouri on Saturday after police allegedly discovered marijuana in his car, has tested negative for drug use, Buccaneers officials said.
Two people were in Wilder's car and Wilder was driving another vehicle when police pulled both cars over for a traffic violation, police said. Wilder said he had no knowledge of the substance found in his car.
Contending that a federal judge made errors in his rulings concerning evidence and testimony, attorneys for Norby Walters and Lloyd Bloom, two convicted sports agents, have filed motions seeking a new trial.
The motions, filed late Monday in Chicago before U.S. District Judge George M. Marovich, contend that the defense attorneys were improperly barred by the judge from cross-examining a key prosecution witness, Michael Franzese, about his involvement in several murders.