BALTIMORE, NOV. 29 -- The last two times Chris Evert and Pam Shriver met in a tennis tournament, Shriver came away a winner. Today, in the women's singles final of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation exhibition, the result reverted to that of all the other matches they had played. By 6-3, 7-5, Evert won.
In the men's singles final, Tim Wilkison defeated Tim Gullikson, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.
Evert, the third-ranked woman in the world, played base-line standoff with No. 4 Shriver to stay on serve until the sixth game of the first set. Then she battled back from Shriver's 40-15 lead to force two deuces. In the second deuce Evert cracked a deep, hard backhand that Shriver couldn't reach.
The next point, a forehand crosscourt volley by Evert that Shriver couldn't return, gave Evert the game and a 4-2 lead.
"I thought that I played very well," said Evert, who took the first set as the next three games went on serve.
The second set was more of a challenge for Evert, who struggled with unforced errors and double faults.
With the set tied at 5-5, Evert mounted a two-game rally to close out the match.
With a slicing drop volley, two hard forehands down the sideline and a hard cross-court backhand, Evert broke Shriver for a 6-5 lead. In the final game, Shriver hit three forehands out of bounds. At 40-15, Evert ended it with a cross-court backhand.
In the mixed doubles final, Evert/Gullikson defeated Elise Burgin/Wilkison in a pro set, 8-5.
The three-day event drew 11,378 and raised more than $150,000 for the Maryland chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.