After a hard series of matches played Saturday and yesterday, William W. Ingraham of Pascoag, Rhode Island, the youthful star of the Woonsocket High School, is the individual winner of the Twenty-Ninth Interscholastic Tennis Tournament. Phillips Exeter Academy, with a total of 12 points gained in the two days' playing, once more, after a lapse of two years, gained possession of the Interscholastic shield. The New Hampshire school easily led the field, the nearest competitor, Woonsocket High School, scoring 5 points, and Andover and Moses Brown School gaining 4 each. The contest for second place was the closest in years, since the triple tie between Andover, Woonsocket and Moses Brown was only broken by the victory of Ingraham over C. W. Farnham Jr. of Exeter in the finals.
Before his match with Farnham, Ingraham surprised the dopesters by defeating Arnold Jones Jr., who has been under the special tutelage of William T. Tilden, who is now second in the National ranking list, in two close sets, 7-5, 6-3. Only last year Jones defeated Ingraham for the National Boys' Championship. Beside being the mainstay of the Woonsocket team, Ingraham plays on the Providence Tennis Club sextet, which triumphed over the University last Wednesday. Next fall he intends to enter Exeter for a year's preparation before coming to the University in 1921.
The Woonsocket racqueter's game was featured by remarkably fast covering of the court, and the case with which he returned the driving ground strokes of his adversary. Three sets were played, the advantage staying for a time on one side, then on the other, until the last set, the final score of the match being 6-2, 4-6, 6-0.
The points won by each of the ten schools entered in the tournament were as follows: Exeter, 12; Woonsocket, 5; Andover, 4; Moses Brown, 4; Newton High School, 2; Hebron, 1; Browne and Nichols, 1; Huntington School, 1; Milton, 0.