Jonas B. Svensson of Sweden, a 20-year-old ranked 25th in the world, scored his fourth straight upset of the week, beating eighth-seeded David Pate, 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-3, in the final of the $150,000 Norstar Hamlet Challenge Cup yesterday in Jericho, N.Y.
Svensson, a strong serve-and-volley player, reached the final by beating fifth-seeded Anders Jarryd of Sweden, No. 3 Pat Cash of Australia and No. 7 Henri Leconte of France.
Pate, of Las Vegas, beat top-ranked Ivan Lendl during the week.
Svensson took a 3-0 lead in the final set, breaking Pate's serve with winning returns in the second game and retained control by allowing only six points in his five service games.
United Jersey Bank Classic: In Mahwah, N.J., Manuela Maleeva of Bulgaria overcame a fast start by Sylvia Hanika of West Germany to win the final, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Maleeva, 20, ranked 10th in the world, earned $30,500 to become the 21st woman to amass $1 million in career prize money. She has won $1,002,963, pushing her ahead of Hanika, who collected $13,500 to increase her total to $984,147.
"I couldn't do anything in the beginning," said Maleeva. "She was serving well and mixing up her shots. It took quite a while to regain my confidence."
KISS 100 Invitational: In Bryn Mawr, Pa., top-seeded Martina Navratilova defeated second-seeded Helen Kelesi, 6-4, 6-0, in 65 minutes for the championship. Kelesi played well early, but Navratilova won a controversial line call during the eighth game and bounced back to win the first set.
Peter Lundgren of Sweden rallied for a 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 6-3 victory over John Ross of Gainesville, Fla., in the finals of the tournament in Rye Brook, N.Y.
After the match, Ross rushed to the National Tennis Center 28 miles away in Flushing Meadow for a second-round U.S. Open qualifying match, which he won. He has played both tournaments all weekend.