Top-seeded Katerina Maleeva of Bulgaria breezed to a seco
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Top-seeded Katerina Maleeva of Bulgaria breezed to a second-round victory Wednesday, but two other ranked players were eliminated at the Virginia Slims of Indianapolis.
Katrina Adams rallied to defeat No. 7 seed Susan Sloane 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 in a first-round match, and the Soviet Union’s Natalia Medvedeva beat No. 8 seed Manon Bollegraf of The Netherlands, 6-4, 6-2, in the second round.
On Tuesday, second seed Catarina Lindqvist of Sweden was eliminated by unseeded Shawn Foltz.
Adams, ranked 97th in the world, used a deadly drop shot and a big serve that included eight aces to keep Sloane off balance. Sloane came into the match ranked No. 40 in the world.
″I’ve been off and on lately, but my serve was definitely on today and my drop shots were effective,″ Adams said. ″I tried to mix it up and was successful. Susan and I have played several times before and we’ve pretty much split all of our matches.″
Maleeva, the defending champion, coasted against West Germany’s Claudia Porwik.
In other second-round action, No. 5 Amy Frazier defeated Japan’s Etsuko Inoue 4-6, 7-6 (7-0), 6-1, and Larisa Savchenko of the Soviet Union beat Canada’s Rene Simpson 6-2, 6-3.
In matches that closed out the first round, fourth-seeded Lori McNeil defeated Leigh Anne Eldredge 6-4, 6-3, and unseeded Ronni Reis beat Kim Kessaris 6-4, 6-2.