SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING—TRACIE RUIZCONFORTO of Redmond, Wash., outscored Kristen Babb of Clayton, Calif., 168.27-165.83 to win the solo title at the U.S. Synchronized Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis. In the duet competition, twin sisters KAREN and SARAH JOSEPHSON of Bristol, Conn., scored 166.81 points to beat Babb and Michelle Svitenko of Concord, Calif., by 3.38 points. Ruiz-Conforto and the Josephsons earned berths on the U.S. Olympic team.
TENNIS—IVAN LENDL beat Martin Jaite 5-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 to win the Monte Carlo Open in Monaco. The victory was worth $67,500 to Lendl.
Chris Evert defeated Martina Navratilova 6-0, 6-4 to win a women's tour event and $50,000 in Houston.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: By Tulane University, that it would resume competition in men's basketball, probably in the 1990-91 season. Tulane president Eamon Kelly and the school's board of trustees eliminated the sport in April 1985 following a point-shaving and sports bribery scandal.
HIRED: As basketball coach at Providence College, RICK BARNES, 33, who in 1987-88, his only season as head coach at George Mason University, guided the Patriots to a 20-10 record.