USD's Jose Luis Noriega, a sophomore from Lima, Peru, defeated unseeded David Hopper of South Carolina, 6-2, 6-2 in the opening round of the NCAA Division I championships at Indian Wells.
In today's second round, Noriega will face Doug Flach of Tennessee, a 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3) victor over Gilles Ameline of Wake Forest.
Noriega will also begin doubles play with J.R. Edwards, playing against Texas' Mitch Michulka and Mike Penman, ranked No. 5 nationally.
San Diego State's two entrants both lost first-round matches. Mark Jeffrey of Mississippi St. defeated SDSU'S Ricardo Herrera, 6-3, 6-2, and Steve Herdoiza of Northwestern slipped by SDSU's Tole Marinkovic, 7-5, 7-5.
TSV Bayer Leverkusen, one of the top five Division I German teams, defeated the San Diego Nomads, 3-2, in an exhibition at Torrey Pines High.
The Nomads got goals from Tommy Reasoner, on a direct free kick, and Craig Hyde, on an assist by Thien Nguyen.
The Nomads will play host to the Los Angeles Heat at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in a Western Soccer League game at Southwestern College.
International stars Mike Parsons and Jeff Both, both of Laguna Beach, as well as Hawaii's Marty Thomas emerged from the first two rounds of the Body Glove Memorial Week tournament at Imperial Beach.
Parsons and Thomas won heats in rounds 1 and 2. Action resumes today (7:30 a.m.) near the pier and runs through Monday. Oceanside's Mike Lambresi, three-time U.S. surfing champion, remains the favorite.
Mike Reinhardt is UC San Diego's top golfer after two rounds of the Division III championships at Jekyll Island, Ga., with a score of 148. He shot a 75 in the second round and is nine strokes behind leader Rick Lyons of Wittenburg at 139. UCSD's Devin Thomas is at 154 after shooting a 76.
UCSD is in sixth place with a score of 618, 28 strokes behind first-place Methodist.
XTRA radio has signed a multiyear deal to serve as the flagship station of the Los Angeles Kings, sports director Lee Hamilton announced Wednesday.
The package will include preseason, regular season and postseason games. A 30-minute post-game show will follow each one, with Hamilton expected to be host when the Kings are on the road and color commentator Nick Nickson handling the show when they are at home.
Hamilton said the continuation of the station's package with the Sockers will be dependent on owner Ron Fowler's continued involvement and developments with the MISL.
Eight 14-year-old all-star teams, all of which have either won national championships or have been runners-up, will compete in the Memorial Day Tournament Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Mission Bay Athletic Field in Pacific Beach.
Teams will come from San Diego, West Covina, Los Angeles, Encino, Chino, La Jolla and Carlsbad.