Johan Kriek came back from a slow start to defeat Mel Purcell, 6-7 (7-5), 6-1, 6-2, in the second round of the $415,000 U.S. indoor championships in Memphis.

Kriek will next play the winner of a second-round match between second-seeded Andres Gomez and Jaime Yzaga.

In a late match, Robert Seguso and 13th-seeded Kelly Evernden battled through three hours and two light outages before Seguso prevailed, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4) . . .

Top-seeded Boris Becker of West Germany was forced to rally in his 1988 tournament debut to defeat Guy Forget of France, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4, in the first round of the $490,000 Italian indoor championships in Milan . . .

Defending champion Zina Garrison opened play in the $250,000 Virginia Slims of California tournament in Oakland by beating Heather Ludloff, 6-4, 6-2.

Top-seeded Martina Navratilova beat Stephanie Rehe, 6-3, 6-2 . . .

ProServ, Inc. has filed a suit against Ivan Lendl, the world's top-ranked player, for breach of contract and is seeking fees and damages. The Washington-based management group also is seeking an injunction to prevent Lendl from signing with Spectrum Sports, Inc., the company Lendl announced in December he would form, or any other management group.