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Seligson of Columbia Grammar Annexes Individual Crown--Thirteen Matches Go to Exeter Players


Exeter won the Harvard Interscholastic Tennis Tournament which closed yesterday afternoon on the Divinity Courts, scoring 13 points against 12 by its nearest rival. Loomis Institute. The individual championship went to Seligson of Columbia Grammar School, New York.

Seligson won the title by defeating H. L. Johnson of Loomis in the finals, 6-0, 6-3, 6-1. The winner, who is National indoor Junior Champion and comes from Philadelphia, had no trouble in defeating the Loomis expert, who won the title last year while a student at Newton High. The back court game of the Philadelphian was particularly brilliant and he seemed able to make his point almost at will.

Of the four men in the semi-finals two were Columbia Grammar entries, one came from Loomis and the fourth from St. Georges. Cox, the St. Georges semi-finalist won his way into the next to last round by defeating Ashley Thorndike of Exeter, 7-5, 6-3, and Shields of Columbia Grammar topped Halloway of Exeter, 14-112, 6-4 to make his way into the quartet.

Johnson won the first semifinal from Cox, 6-1, 6-2, and the two Columbia Grammar players were forced to play the second match, which resulted in the elimination of Shields, 6-2, 6-2. The final resulted in a win for Seligson.

Seligson's win crowns a gallant two day fight made in conjunction with his teammate Shields. Outnumbered three to one by entries from other individual schools the two Columbia Grammar experts put up a good fight and scored ten points between them, enough to put their school in third place.

As far as New England tennis is concerned, both men were entirely unknown when they started in the competition Saturday. The New Yorkers won four straight games only to be complied to play against each other in the semifinals. Shields, who is a champion in his own right, lost only to his team-mate. He holds the National Outdoor and Indoor Boys' Singles Championships.

A surprising number of upsets were a feature of this year's tournament. The favorites at the start of the meet were Andover and Loomis. Loomis managed to come within a point of living up to expectations, but the Blue, netmen were wofully weak and finished in a tie for eighth place.

Thomas went down before the Columbia Grammar school juggernaut in the fourth round, defeated by Seligson, who had just disposed of Ingraham, the Exeter expert. Turner, highly touted Newtonian went down before Cox in the fourth round.

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