With the most brilliant exhibition of tennis produced throughout the tournament, J. F. W. Whitbeck '27, captain of this year's tennis team, swept aside the desperate resistance offered by Alden Briggs 1 G. B., to capture the University singles title yesterday in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0, 6-4. At the same time G. H. Perkins '26, was never in danger in his final match with P. M. Lenhart '27 for the Union singles crown, which he won in three successive sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Both matches were fast and of championship calibre despite the penetrating cold and scattered snowflakes.
The Briggs-Whitbeck match, although a decisive victory for the latter, was bitterly contested, and produced long and brilliant rallies on practicaly every point. From the start, however, Whitbeck was the agressor, driving forcefully and taking the net at every opportunity. The former scholastic champion whipped stinging backhand and forehand drives across the net with amazing regularity until Briggs, one of the steadiest players in the tournament, would finally err into the net or out of bounds.
In the Union match, Perkins held the mastery all the way in spite of the fact that he dropped more games than did the University winner. Lewis White 1L. and W. L. Coleman 3L., had little difficulty in reaching the semi-finals of the University doubles with a 7-5, 6-1, win over S. A. Fitch 1L. and H. N. Rawlins Jr. '27. White, member of last year's intercollegiate championship doubles team, played an especially brilliant game.