COLLEGE TENNIS—TERI WHITLINGER and ELENI ROSSIDES won a doubles competition, and WHITLINGER, ROSSIDES, LISA GREEN and KAY TITTLE triumphed in singles to give Stanford its third consecutive NCAA women's team tennis title, in Los Angeles.
TENNIS—IVAN LENDL needed 4� hours to defeat 14th-seeded Guillermo Perez-Roldan 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the final and win the Italian Open, in Rome. The victory was worth $145,200.
Steffi Graf beat Helena Sukova 6-3, 6-1 to win a tour event in Berlin and earn $60,000.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: As coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, MIKE KEENAN, 38, after a record of 190-102-28 over four seasons. His winning percentage of .638 was second-best among active coaches.
HIRED: As coach of the Phoenix Suns, COTTON FITZSIMMONS, 56. Fitzsimmons, who has been the Suns' director of player personnel since May 1987, has a coaching record of 588-634 over 15 seasons with five NBA teams.
NAMED: As Rookie of the Year by the NBA, New York Knicks guard MARK JACKSON, 23. Jackson's average of 10.6 assists per game was the highest ever by an NBA rookie. The league also cited Chicago Bulls guard MICHAEL JORDAN, 25, as Defensive Player of the Year. Jordan led the NBA with 3.16 steals per game.