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Netmen Take On Yale in Final Tilt

By John L. Powers

Only an unimpressive Yale squad stands between Harvard's tennis team and its second consecutive shared EITA title, but coach Jack Barnaby is concerned that the Crimson may take the Bulldogs too lightly when the teams meet at Soldiers Field tomorrow afternoon.

"Yale had trouble in the early part of the season," he says, "but they've come along fairly well since then and the performance they gave in the New Englands last weekend was quite surprising."

Little Optimism

But although the Elis captured third place in the team standings behind Harvard and Amherst, their success at the New Englands produces little optimism for tomorrow.

Crimson captain John Levin, Rocky Jarvis, and Bill Washauer each clobbered a Bulldog singles regular in straight sets last weekend during individual play, and although Barnaby will have to substitute junior Clarke Kawakami for injured sophomore Chris Nielsen at number six and in the second doubles team. Yale has little hope of an upset.

Only captain Pete Heydemann returns from the Eli squad that Harvard dumped 6-3 last year, and the reserves and sophomores that coach John Skillman has plugged into the singles ladder smack of inexperience.

Ron Netter and Pete McPartland at two and three are the only other non-sophomores in the Yale line-up, and Netter lost badly to Crimson five-man Washauer last Saturday. In addition, Yale has won only three of eight matches this spring, and faces M.I.T. this afternoon with Heydemann playing on a sprained ankle.

The Bulldogs have never received a warm welcome at Soldiers Field, especially since last November. It would be a mistake to expect one tomorrow.

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