The varsity tennis team will face Bowdoin on the Soldiers Field courts at 3:45 p.m. today after shutting out Springfield, 11 to 0, yesterday afternoon. The Crimson, which swept through the Gymnasts without the loss of a set, should have about equal difficulty with the Maine team today. Bowdoin lost to the varsity, 10 to 0, last spring.
Sophomore Ham Gravem dropped only three games in each set to Springfield's number one singles man, Ed Newton, while Captain John Rauh was losing but two in each set to Jack Veile in the second match. The next six Crimson singles players--Alex Haegler, rooks Harris, Gene Mann, Donn Spencer, Don Bossart, and Herb Stone--triumphed with equal facility. Their Gymnast opponents were Gil Anderson, Jack Hopkins, Hal Greig, Irv Wilkinson, Charles McCord, and Mal Early, in their order.
In the doubles, Mann and Frank Goodman won the first match over Newton and Hopkins, 6-1, 6-3. In the second, Martin Heckscher broke into the lineup along with Maynard Canfield, and in the third doubles, Coach Jack Barnaby used a new pair--William Green and Bob Higgins. Heckscher and Canfield beat Veile and Anderson, while Green and Higgins stopped Greig and McCord.