In one of the feature matches in the Longwood Cricket Club Tennis Tournament in Brookline yesterday afternoon, Al Everts, Varsity number one man and one of the outstanding local entrants in the tournament, succumbed to the two-handed forehand and tricky dropsliots of Francisco Segura, Ecuador champion and top rated player in the foreign seedings.
Segura playing his first round match, had too much experience and speed for Everts and he won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. Today he will meet Dave Freeman, California tennis player and national badminton champion.
The grass court, on which the match was played, was definitely favorable to Segura's game. The low bounce and skidding tendency of the ball made his cannonball two-handed forehand, which many observers have called the best they have ever seen, very difficult to return.
Everts added his name to a list of impressive names in amateur tennis who have lost to the little Ecuador player. Among them are Ted Schreeder, number 5 nationally.