Tennis Team Bows to Princeton, 7-2
Bramhall and Frey Upset Tiger Opponents As Crimson Shows Surprising Strength
An underdog Crimson tennis team which wasn't supposed to take more than a set or two all afternoon from Princeton's power-laden squad made an inspired fight of it here on Saturday. The Tigers won, 7 to 2, but the outcome of the match was in doubt until the final minutes of play.
Bob Bramhall, playing number six singles, and Jack Frey, at number three, scored the two upset wins in straight sets over highly rated opponents. Captain Hilliard Hughes, playing second singles, and the first and third doubles teams of Hughes-Broward Craig and Chase Peterson-Dave Aldrich also came dangerously close to surprise upsets.
Bramhall, Frey Withstand Pressure
Bramhall's 8-6, 8-6 win over Cecil North was perhaps the most spectacular. Although he took up the game of tennis only two years ago, Bramhall refused to lot either the strong wind or his opponent's reputation as New England scholastic doubles champion bother him as he steadily blasted out a victory.
Frey deserves equal credit for his 6-2, 6-3--win over Thomas of Princeton. Frey played cool, steady tennis all the way, forcing Thomas to make the errors.
Hughes and Craig, playing a sound, careful game, pushed the nationally ranked first doubles team of Chuck Devoe and Junior Champion Gil Bogely to eight-all in the third set before succumbing, 10-8, in the tensest match of the afternoon.
Wednesday, the varsity, seeking its third victory of the season, will travel across the river to take on BU.