Gomez, Purcell Win Opening Doubles
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) _ Andres Gomez and Mel Purcell won the opening doubles match over Gene Mayer and Tim Wilkison 3-6, 6-3, 11-9 at the senior tour’s $300,000 Nuveen Masters Championship on Monday.
Last week Gomez defeated Guillermo Vilas to win the $150,000 Citibank Champions in Delray Beach, making himself the favorite to win the $300,000 Masters.
``Doubles is a different game,″ Gomez said. ``But it feels good just being out there hitting shots and feeling confident. I’m playing well.″
The Nuveen Masters is the last event on the 1997-98 worldwide senior tennis tour schedule.