Mats Wilander, Anders Jarryd and Wendy Turnbull were eliminated from the windy Lipton International Players Championships tennis tournament today and Ivan Lendl was behind when it began to rain.
Mike Leach, the 1982 NCAA singles champion while attending the University of Michigan, beat Wilander, 7-5, 6-2, to move into the quarterfinals.
"In the first set, I had a chance for a break to 6-all," Wilander said, "but he aced me three times. There's nothing you can do about that."
"I'm not used to reaching quarterfinals of major events," Leach said, "or I wouldn't be No. 96 (in the world). . . I thought it (the wind) would be an equalizer, but anything would be -- if the earth opened or there was lightning -- anything would help me."
Stefan Edberg won his first set against top-seeded Ivan Lendl, 6-4. He was preparing to serve with the score 5-6 in the second set when the rest of the match was postponed because of rain.
Tomas Smid beat Jarryd, 6-1, 6-4, in another fourth-round match.
In women's play, Andrea Temesvari beat Turnbull, 6-4, 6-3, to move into the quarterfinals. Steffi Graf, the women's champion in the tennis exhibition at the 1984 Olympics, moved into the quarterfinals when Kathy Rinaldi pulled a thigh muscle and defaulted.
Wilander took a 3-0 lead in the first set, then Leach tied it. Leach broke Wilander in the 11th game after being down by 30-love, served out the set, then took a 4-0 lead in the next.
"It's beginning to turn into a dream," he said. "If it was a calmer day, obviously it would be a reverse score."
The 17 mph wind affected the Jarryd-Smid match most.
"It's tough," Smid said. "The wind was very strong. I just put balls on the court. I did nothing special, just played steady. I put more balls in than he did. He missed a lot . . . It was 5-4 and he was against the wind, and he served two double-faults. He's got a steady serve, but he was upset because of the wind."
Jarryd said the "conditions were the same for both."