Third-Place Buds Beat San Antonio

Special to The Times

The San Diego Buds snapped a two-match losing streak Tuesday night, defeating the San Antonio Racquets, 24-19, in a TeamTennis match at San Antonio.

San Diego (7-4) returns home to play first-place St. Louis (9-3) at 7:30 tonight in the Sports Arena. The Buds, tied for third place with Miami Beach, are unbeaten at home (5-0) this season. San Diego lost to St. Louis, 24-23, earlier this season in St. Louis.

The Buds got off to a quick start, opening a 12-5 lead behind a 6-2 men’s doubles victory by Todd Nelson and Butch Walts against Tony Giammalva and Hank Pfister; and a 6-3 women’s singles victory by Robin White over Kim Schaefer.