The tennis tournament for the championship of New England began at New Haven on Monday. The grounds of the New Haven club were filled by a large crowd of spectators.
The games resulted as follows:
First round (singles) - Ludington vs. Kellogg, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3; Pratt vs. R. Beach, 6-2, 6-3; Slocum vs. Hurd, 6-4, 6-3; Thacher vs. Jenks, 6-0, 6-4; F. Beach vs. Hall, 6-5 6-3; Ball vs. Paddock (defaulted); Harmer vs. Brinley (defaulted); Notman vs. Gell (defaulted).
The championship prize in the singles is a solid silver pitcher, beautifully chased, and worth over $150. This will be known as the "New England Championship Prize," and must be won three times, not necessarily consecutively, to become the property of any one. In addition to this, the winner will receive a silver bowl outright. The second prize in the singles will be an antique toddy kettle on a crane. The prizes in the doubles will be cut glass punch bowls in cases. The tournament will be conducted under the rules of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association.