In its last two outings before the crucial Yale match next Thursday, the undefeated varsity tennis team takes on Columbia at New York today and Cornell at Soldiers Field at 2 p.m. tomorrow. The Big Red is definitely the stronger of the two, but neither team should give the varsity much difficulty.
Cornell has a good number one in sophomore Don Rubell, as does Columbia in senior Lloyd Moglen, but Crimson captain Ned Weld should handle them if he is even nearly as efficient as he was Wednesday against Dartmouth's Dick Hoehn. Below the top man, neither the Lions nor the Big Red is very deep, and the varsity is a heavy favorite in both matches.
Tim Gallwey defeated teammate Bob Bowditch in a challenge match yesterday and, although he is not making today's trip to New York, he will be at second singles tomorrow against Cornell. In another test match, Fred Vinton held his fourth singles spot against Jorge Lemann in another tense, three-set match.
Coach Jack Barnaby was very pleased with the fine tennis both Vinton and Lemann played, and commented that "if they play this well next Thursday, Yale is in for a tough time at four and five." Bill Wood remains at number six, followed by Jim Cameron, Pete Smith (winner over Laurie Pratt yesterday), Pratt and Scott Custer.