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In the finals of the University tennis tournament for the singles championship played yesterday on Holmes Field, R. N. Williams, Jr., '16 defeated J. J. Armstrong '14 in straight sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-1. Although Armstrong played a hard, clever game, showing great speed and often using his chop-strokes with telling effect, the issue of the match was never in doubt. He was simply outclassed by Williams, who played a cool, consistent game marked by periodical flashes of brilliancy. His volleys were excellent and exceedingly cleverly placed, while his base-line shots gained him many points. Armstrong frequently weakened in his service and made many doubles, in sharp contrast to his opponent who served consistently, allowing no doubles throughout the match. In spite of the fact that recent rain has made the court soft and slow, the play was fast and marked by many long and spirited rallies.
The match in detail follows:
Total points: Williams, 112; Armstrong, 91.
Doubles: Williams, 0; Armstrong, 12.
Nets: Williams, 32; Armstrong, 34.
Outs: Williams, 25; Armstrong, 30.
Placements: Williams, 32; Armstrong, 21.
The final match in the University doubles championship will be played today on Jarvis Field at 2.30 o'clock. E. R. Hastings '14 and J. C. Devereux '14 will meet R. N. Williams, Jr., '16 and E. H. Whitney '14.
The interclass tennis tournament will begin tomorrow. The order of play will appear in the CRIMSON.
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