With six matches to spare the University squash team clinched the Massachusetts state interclub squash racquets title last Saturday by defeating the Harvard Club of Boston 5-0, in the closing Class A contests. The Lincoln's Inn Society, the law school club, was second in the list, having a one point lead over the Union Boat Club.
The University's final matches were played on the Linden Street courts and were characterized by the consistent and steady playing which the team has shown throughout the season. By arrangement Glessner played his match on Friday. He and Debevoise were the only men who required over three games in which to dispose of their opponents.
W. P. Dixon '25 defeated P. E. Callanan '13, 15-11, 15-9, 15-13; Carroll Harrington '24 defeated A. D. Hayward '12, 15-11, 15-12, 15-14; G. D. Debevoise '26 defeated Dr. F. S. Kellogg '06, 15-11, 18-15, 7-15, 18-13; E. M. Upjohn '25 defeated O. T. Russell '11, 15-5, 15-7, 15-11, J. J. Glessner defeated P. B. Watson Jr. '15, 9-15, 15-6, 15-6, 6-15, 18-15.
Team B Beats Freshmen 4-1
In Class B, Team B played the Freshmen, winning 4-1. H. N. Rawlins '27 received his first defeat of the season from J. D. Du Bois '24. The match was extremely close, running into five games, the last of which was set at five when the match tied at 13.
J. D. Du Bois '24 defeated H. M. Rawlins '27, 15-10, 12-15, 12-15, 15-13, 18-16; P. M. Lenhardt '27 defeated F. I. Carpenter '24, 17-16, 17-18, 11-15, 15-13, 15-11; R. S. Wright '26 defeated H. B. Jackson '27, 15-10, 15-11, 15-9; P. R. Peace '26 defeated R. B. Merriman '27, 15-9, 11-15, 15-9, 15-12; J. H. Finley '25 defeated S. W. DeRahn '27, 17-18, 15-8, 15-11, 15-8.
A and B Tournaments Start
Four of the team A men have signed up for the state championship tournament which starts today. P. W. Dixon '25, the University captain, is a favorite for the title and is expected to push C. C. Peabody, the present champion, to the utmost. The Harvard man has not lost a match this year in the tournament just completed, having defeated Howe of the Union Boat Club, 3-1, Bray of Newton Centre, 3-2, Powers of B. A. A., 3-0, Peabody of the Tennis and Racquet Club, 3-1, Wakefield of the Lincoln's Inn Society, 3-1, and Callanan of the Harvard Club, 3-0. His upset by Debevoise in the college tournament was not unusual, being a break in the ordinary course of play.
Entries for the state championship for Class B men are now open to University students at the Harvard courts. Any man who has not played in a Class A match is eligible. W. B. Mcllwain 2L of the Lincoln's inn Society holds the title at present. The tournament will start February 11, the matches being played on the Union Boat Club's courts.