Andre Agassi, 17, eliminated Wimbledon winner Pat Cash yesterday in the Volvo International tennis tournament at Stratton Mountain, Vt.
Agassi, who surprised the Volvo crowd last year by defeating Tim Mayotte, Scott Davis and Stefan Eriksson, ousted Cash, 7-6, 7-6, winning the tie-breakers by 10-8 and 8-6.
Mayotte, seeded fifth this year, also fell in a 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 6-4 upset to qualifier Joey Rive. Top seed Ivan Lendl and No. 4 John McEnroe advanced to today's third round.
Agassi, of Las Vegas, raised his racket to a standing ovation after his victory. "I like playing in high altitude. That could be the reason," he said.
"A tough match," said third-seeded Cash. "I could have won it straight sets. He ended up winning it straight sets. That's the way the ball rolls."
Lendl had a tough first set, then coasted in halting Jim Pugh, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3. McEnroe, No. 4, ousted Peter Lundgren, 6-3, 6-4, delaying play several minutes in the second set to complain about a courtside cameraman.
On Tuesday, No. 2 Jimmy Connors lost to Greg Holmes in three sets. Yesterday, unseeded Kelly Jones put out No. 9 Johan Kriek, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.
Lendl plays Robert Seguso in the third round. McEnroe gets Ben Testerman.