OUTMATCHED, BUT STILL GAME
Barbara Maltby, this country's top woman squash player, achieved something noteworthy last week at the U.S. championships in New York. No, Maltby didn't win the singles title; she lost in the finals at the Uptown Racquet Club to Heather McKay 15-7, 9-15, 15-8, 15-6. But what did anybody expect? The 37-year-old McKay, an Australian who lives in Toronto, has not lost a match since 1962, a 17-year streak that quite possibly makes her the most dominant figure in any sport.
By even taking a game, however, Maltby scored a moral victory. McKay had lost only four games in the last 14 years. "I made a lot of errors," the Australian said, explaining the relative closeness of her match with Maltby. "I just wasn't driving well."