November 16, 2001 |
Anxious, antsy, and fueled up on drugs and drink, Vince - a volunteer firefighter and dealer from the West Coast - paces around his Lansing, Mich., motel room, stopping to do push-ups, chug a beer, or check himself in the mirror. He's awaiting the arrival of his high school friend, John, a moviemaker whose inaugural work is screening at the local film festival. Lansing is where the two grew up. There's plenty to talk about. Boy, is there ever. Tape is a super-taut and superbly acted three-character piece adapted by Stephen Belber, who wrote the play, and directed by Richard Linklater.
May 19, 1994 |
Conestoga's Matt Halfpenny wrapped up one of the greatest careers in District 1 doubles tennis history, winning his second district championship in four finals appearances, in yesterday's tournament final at Wissahickon. However, it was the play of Halfpenny's partner, senior classmate Stig Knutsen, that sent the Pioneers over Brian Nelsen and Matt Clapp of West Chester East. "If it wasn't for Stig, we wouldn't be champs," Halfpenny said after their hard-fought, wild and woolly 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 victory.
June 18, 1989 |
Northeast's Joe Zapf cruised through the regular season unbeaten in Public League boys' tennis, hardly breaking a sweat. Tuesday, Zapf appeared to be on his way to the league's individual championship. All that stood between Zapf, a Vikings junior, and the title was Central senior Nima Emgushov, a foe he had defeated, 6-4, 6-1, in a regular-season match. But, after Zapf took the opening set, Emgushov put together a stunning rally and captured the next two sets easily, winning the title.
September 4, 1991 |
A gang of rowdy bicyclists raced down a South Philadelphia street shortly after midnight today, firing a volley of shots that wounded four young girls. None of the girls was seriously wounded, but all were hospitalized. One suspect was arrested after he was apprehended on his bicycle several blocks from the shooting scene. Several other suspects still are being sought. Police said that "several" bicyclists began their shooting spree in the 700 block of S. 13th Street, below Fitzwater Street.
June 29, 1992 |
Jim Kohr, of York, Pa., won the Eastern States Clay Court Tennis Championship by defeating second-seeded David Jespersen of Bridgeton, N.J., 6-4, 6-1, yesterday at the Idle Hour Tennis Club. Exchanges were lengthy in the 1-hour, 30-minute match in which fourth- seeded Kohr was the steadier player and missed few shots from his backhand side. Jespersen rallied from 2-4 to 4-4, 30-15 in the first set, then foundered in errors and lost the next seven points and set. Jespersen's erratic performance continued into the second set and he lost the first four games before taking his only game by virtue of coming in to volley.
August 17, 1994 |
Victories by first-seeded Lilia Osterloh of Columbus, Ohio, and second- seeded Traci Green of Friends Select School in the second round of the USTA Junior International Girls Grass Court Tennis Championship yesterday at the Philadelphia Cricket Club produced action just the reverse of their first- round triumphs Monday. Osterloh, the women's national clay court champion, drew away from a closely contended beginning and reeled off 10 successive games for a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Leigh Eichelberger of Center Valley, Pa. On the other hand, Green battled headily and intensely for 1 1/2 hours to subdue Annica Cooper of Geneva, Ill., 6-3, 6-4. This was an absorbing struggle that showed grass-court play did not have to be limited to serve-volley dueling.
September 2, 1994 |
At one point in yesterday's U.S. 50-and-over Grass Court Tennis Championship at the Germantown Cricket Club, Ed Turville of Atlanta had the perfect opportunity to beat top-seeded Jim Parker of Houston in the quarterfinals. Turville was at match point at 5-4 in the second set, and he was treated to a setup shot, a shallow half-volley from Parker. But Turville goofed. Close to the net and with open territory before him, Turville plunked a leaping backhand volley into the net to lose the chance for a victory.
March 1, 1996 |
It was a lucky shot, Tomas Carbonell admitted. A desperate, running half-volley. "I make that one out of 20 times," Carbonell said later. "No, I make that one out of 100 times. " But this was the time, in a second-set tiebreaker that Carbonell absolutely needed to win. This half-volley went skidding by Thomas Enq-vist. It made the tiebreaker score 5-5. It was the one ball that gave Carbonell a kick in the pants, made him think, "I can win this match. " And Carbonell won this match.
August 15, 1991 |
Vasco Goncalves, the junior titleholder from Portugal, won an intensely fought serve-volley match against Tom Shimada of Gulph Mills by 6-4, 6-2 to gain the quarterfinals of the USTA International Boys' Grass Court Tennis Championship yesterday at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Lefthanded Goncalves built first-set leads of 2-0, 3-1 and 5-2 in superb volley action, much of it on the run and lunge. A strong surge by Shimada then closed the gap to 5-4. Goncalves then served out the set with a loss of one point.
August 17, 1993 |
Nino Louarssabichvili, 16, of the Republic of Georgia, made a successful debut as the first-seeded player in a field of 64 from 24 states and five foreign countries in the USTA Junior Girls International Grass Court Tennis Championship yesterday at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Louarssabichvili showed class with her service and volley in defeating Victoria Hunt of Olney, Md., 6-2, 6-2. It was notLouarssabichvili's first experience with grass, for she won the English junior title on that surface.