Tennis Team Opposes Yale Tomorrow in Season Finale
The old adage that a Yale game can make or break any Crimson team's season will be clearly demonstrated tomorrow when Harvard's tennis team meets a strong Eli unit at Soldiers Field.
Jack Barnaby's Crimson, which has had only a few more ups than downs, has been leading up to the Yale game all season and this year--for the first time since 1946 has a fighting chance of upsetting the traditionally powerful Bulldogs.
Like Harvard, Yale lost heavily to graduation last June, but, unlike Harvard, the Blue has been augmented with men from a fine 1948 freshman team. However, Yale still boasts one nationally known performer--Rola Ray.
Ray, a lanky Texan who plays Bud Ager in top match of the day, has a steady all-around style that has made him almost unbeatable this spring. But Ager has won his last three matches and Coach Barnaby calls him "as improved as any player I've seen in a long time."
In the number two attraction, Captain Ted Bullard meets Yale's Bob Norris, a seasoned player but of considerably less prestige than Ray.
The Yale match is the marathon of Ivy tennis matches, for instead of the usual six singles and three doubles, the two teams will play ten singles and five doubles. As a result much will depend on the ability of the green lower echelon men to win their matches.