UPPSALA, Sweden -- West Germany captured the King's Cup indoor tennis trophy for the third straight year Sunday when it beat Czechoslovakia by two matches to one in a thrilling final.
The clash was settled in the most dramatic fashion, with the West German doubles pair, Eric Jelen and Wolfgang Popp, winning a third set tie-break.
Czechoslovakia got off to a fine start when Libor Pinek won the opening singles match, rallying to beat Hans Jorg Schwaier, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Michael Westphal, who will be 18 in three weeks, got West Germany even against Jaroslav Navratil, the brother of the world's No. 1 woman player, Martina Navratilova. Navratil couldn't handle his opponent's strong serves in the latter stages of the match, and went down, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Jelen and Popp then won the doubles from Navratil and Pinek,, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6, taking the tie-break 7-1, and with it the match.