Tennis Roundup : Connors Gains Third Round; 5 Other Seeded Players Upset

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Top-seeded Jimmy Connors ended Stefan Eriksson's upset bid at Washington Wednesday to advance to the third round of the $200,000 D.C. National Bank tennis tournament with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over the Swedish rookie who had earlier surprised Hans Gildemeister.

However, five other seeded players, including No. 2 Andres Gomez of Ecuador, lost in second-round matches.

Gomez, the defending champion, was beaten by Pablo Arraya of Peru, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3.

Also, No. 7 Jimmy Arias lost to Guy Forget of France, 6-4, 6-3; No. 9 Victor Pecci of Paraguay fell to Austria's Thomas Muster, 6-2, 6-2; No. 13 Hans Schwaier of West Germany was beaten by John Ross, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, and No. 14 Paul McNamee was ousted by Diego Perez of Spain, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.

Arias played despite a stretched muscle in his right shoulder. He was unable to hit an overhead and was forced to lob his serves.

Top-seeded Mats Wilander overcame jet lag to defeat fellow Swede Hans Simonsson, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 in the first round of the Swedish Open at Bastad.

Wilander, who won the U.S. Pro championship Monday night at Brookline, Mass., did not arrive for the tournament until Wednesday morning.

Chris Evert Lloyd needed only 41 minutes to beat Kathleen Cummings, 6-0, 6-1, in the first round of a Virginia Slims tournament at Newport, R.I.

Cummings, 23, of Richmond, Va., is ranked No. 128 in the world.

In a second-round match, second-seeded Pam Shriver benefited from a close line call in the 10th game of the first set to beat Lisa Spain Short, 6-4, 6-3.

However, fourth-seeded Kathy Jordan lost to Belinda Cordwell, 6-4, 6-3, in a second-round match, and fifth-seeded Alycia Moulton was upset in the first round by Lea Antonoplis, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4.

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