Geller Team Advances at National Amateur


La Jolla’s Jacqueline Geller and Allison Schlonsky of Columbus, Ohio, defeated second-seeded Monica Catrina of New York and Audrey Delaney of Fogelsville, Pa., 6-3, 6-1, on Wednesday to advance to the women’s doubles finals at the U.S. National Amateur Tennis Championships in Kiamesha Lake, N.Y.

The victory puts two unseeded teams into the finals. Geller and Schlonsky play New Jersey’s Kristi Meola and Jennifer Sell, who upset top-seeded Amy Chiminello of Melrose, Mass., and Joan Manfredi-Carter of Oyster Bay, N.Y.

San Diego’s Gene Carswell and Wayne Speer of Shreveport, La., seeded fourth, reached the semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over fifth-seeded Garett Prins of Canada and Michael Sell of Moorestown, N.J.


Carswell and Speer face top-seeded Marco Cacopardo of New York and John Simone of Huntington Valley, Pa., today.

Carswell, who went to Mt. Carmel High and is a sophomore at New Mexico, was upset by ninth-seeded Marc Rothchild of Cleveland, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1, in singles. Carswell was seeded seventh.


The U.S. synchronized swimming national team will conduct an exhibition at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. Included in the performance will be gold medalists from the 1988 Olympic Games and the local synchronized swimmers, the Dolphin Trio. Tickets are $3 in advance, $1 for children under 15, and $5 at the door.