[Associated Press.]

NEW HAVEN, CONN., Oct. 8.- With the close of this afternoon's play, the intercollegiate tennis tournament for '96 practically ended. The finals in singles and doubles will be decided tomorrow.

Harvard's representatives carried all before them in the doubles, and the four men from Cambridge will decide the finals between them. Yale's only chance for winning anything was destroyed by the players from Cornell this morning. But should Driscoll of Georgetown, win the tournament, Harvard will not become the permanent possessor of the trophy cup, and Yale will have another opportunity of contesting for it next year.

Some of the most brilliant playing of the tournament took place this morning in the closest and best played match of the week. Driscoll, of Georgetown, defested Ware, of Harvard, in two deuce sets, 7-5, 9-7.

SUMMARYSingles-Semi-final Round.Driscoll, Georgetown, defeated Ware, Harvard, 7-5, 9-7.

Whitman, Harvard, defeated Dodge, Yale, 6-3, 6-2.


Doubles-Second Round.Neely and Heitcamp, of Cornell, defeated Dodge and Hackett, Yale, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5.

Ware and Scudder, of Harvard, defeated Budlong and Barrows, of Brown, 6-0, 6-3.

In the semi-finals, Whitman and Forbes, of Harvard, defeated Neely and Heitcamp, of Cornell, 7-5, 6-4.