Better Playing in Yesterday's Matches.- The Drawings for Today.

Yesterday afternoon the second round of the tennis tournament was played off together with the few matches which had not been played in the first and preliminary rounds. The tennis was much better than that of Wednesday, partly owing to an improvement in the condition of the courts.

There were two very close and exciting matches between H. Foster '98, and H. J. Holt '98, and G. M. McConnell 1L, and H. H. Shaw '99. Holt was not playing as well as usual, and was weak in his volleying at the net, but still gave Foster a hard match. McConnell's playing was quite a surprise, and defeated Shaw's rather brilliant and erratic game by superior steadiness.

The summary is as follows:

Preliminary Round.

G. M. McConnell 1L, beat S. F. Rockwell 1900, 6-1, 6-4.

First Round.

A. W. Blakemore 1L, beat F. A. Bushee 1L, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.

R. A. Bidwell '99, beat G. H. Wilder 1900, 6-2, 6-1.

G. M. McConnell 1L, beat H. H. Shaw '99, 7-5, 11-13, 6-3.

H. Ward 1900, beat J. C. Bayley 1901, 6-2, 6-1.

R. H. Carleton '98, beat C. C. Stillman '98, 6-2, 6-2.

Second Round.

R. H. Carleton '98, beat H. R. Scott 1L, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.

H. C. Laverack '99, beat F. Palmer, Jr., 1900, 6-2, 6-1.

H. Foster '98, beat H. J. Holt '98, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2.

S. M. Pierce '98, beat R. S. Goodrich '98, 6-4, 6-4.

A. Drinkwater 1900, beat W. L. Holt 1900, 6-0, 3-6, 6-4.

R. McKittrick '99, beat S. H. Derby '99, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0.

As there have been four entries in the doubles, the tennis committee has decided to hold the doubles tournament. The drawings were made yesterday morning and resulted as follows:

C. C. Stillman '98, and F. Sterling '98, vs. H. H. Shaw '99, and H. C. Laverack '99. A. Drinkwater 1900, and F. Palmer, Jr. 1900, vs. M. D. Whitman '99, and E. R. Marvin '99. This second match was played off yesterday afternoon and resulted in an easy victory for Whitman and Marvin. Score, 6-1, 6-0.

The matches for today are as follows:

At 2.30.

A. W. Blakemore 1L, vs. R. A. Bidwell '99.

H. Ward 1900, vs. G. M. McConnell 1L.

At 3.30.

R. H. Carleton '98, vs. winner Blakemore-Bidwell match.

R. McKittrick '99, vs. winner Ward-McConnell match.

H. Foster '98, vs. H. C. Laverack '99.

S. M. Pierce '98, vs. A. Drinkwater 1900.