Only three matches were played yesterday in the tennis tournament, and the playing was for the most part extremely poor. Whitman had no difficulty in defeating Coues in two straight sets. Coues played a good game but was clearly outclassed.
The match between Thomas and Codman was very close, but both played badly at times. Thomas ran up to the net on his service nearly every time, and Codman could not pass him, but put everything within his opponent's reach or out of court. Thomas played splendidly at the net, but his back court game was very weak. Codman's inability to lob well went far towards his losing the match.
Marvin and Holt also had an evenly played match. Holt weakened at critical points and drove easy strokes out of court and into the net, but there was some doubt about the result until the end of the match, as Marvin was erratic.
The summaries follow:
M. D. Whitman '99 beat R. W. Coues Gr., 6-1, 6-1.
R. C. Thomas '96 beat A. Codman '96, 6-4, 6-4.
E. R. Marvin '99 beat H. J. Holt '98, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.
Today's matches are:
Ingraham vs. Marvin, 2.30.
Thomas vs. McKittrick, 1.45.