Wednesday, December 26, 2007

News from the world of Tennis

Towering Lyle E. Mahan and his partner George C. Schafer, the Columbia University veterans, won the lawn tennis doubles championship yesterday, June 4, 1910, on the indoor courts of the Sixty-ninth Regiment Armory. In the final, which brought the tournament to an end, they defeated Gustave F. Touchard, the National indoor champion, who paired with Dr. William Rosenbaum, by the score of 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. The match was played under ideal conditions. The light was perfectm and throughout both pairs were keyed up to the fastest pitch of play. All of the rallies were prolonged. In many, the ball often crossing the net 20 times or more.

Some will recall Mr. Schafer as a former Navy Paymaster formerly assigned to the Panama Canal Commission. Mr. Mahan also holds various titles in squash, polo and golf. In 1908, Dr. Rosembaum became the first Jewish player officially ranked in the United States.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Интересно написано....но многое остается непонятнымb