Lynn (The Mouse) Elbert, 10, of River Forest, Ill., won both the 10-and 12-and-under titles in the Illinois State Junior Open tennis tournament in Winnetka. She won both the semifinal and final 10s matches by scores of 6-0, 6-0 and the 12s final 6-4, 6-1.
Desi Najera, a Sophomore from Brownsville, Texas, had 333 total yards in his first game as quarterback for Texas A&I University. He completed nine of 10 passes for 192 yards and rushed 16 times for 141 yards. Unhappily, A&I lost to Trinity of Texas 16-10.
Marrene Lattimer, 17, of Murtaugh, Idaho, became the second girl ever to achieve a second-grade brown-belt rating in kaji kumi karate, gaining the rank after 2½ years and 250 hours of classwork. She also throws the discus for her high school girls' track team.
Denis T. Rice, 39, mayor of Tiburon, Calif. and a former Princeton swimmer, took three seconds, a third and a fifth in freestyle races at the Livermore City (Calif.) Masters meet in the men's 35-40 age group. It was his first competition after a 17-year layoff.
October 17, 1971
Kai Nyby, of Portage, Ind., a freshman at Butler University, became the first U.S. soccer player to score a goal on Soviet soil against a Soviet team when his Match International juniors played at Zagorsk, U.S.S.R. The more experienced Zagorsk team won 12-2.
Jay Boros, 18, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., son of two-time U.S. Open champion Julius Boros, won the Fort Lauderdale Metro Amateur championship with a 76-71—147. He rallied from a six-stroke deficit to birdie five of the last nine holes and win by a stroke.