TENNIS—The WESTERN CHAMPIONSHIPS had a formful week as all the top-seeded players made the semifinals. Then second-seeded Bill Lenoir upset Marty Reissen in five sets for the men's title, and teamed with Clark Graebner to win the men's doubles. Nancy Richey, ranked sixth in the nation and top-seeded, defeated Vickie Palmer to take the women's crown. Carol Loop and Connie Jaster, both of California, beat Miss Palmer and Justina Bricka in the women's doubles.
At the national CLAY COURTS Miss Palmer staged an upset by defeating Wimbledon finalist Billie Jean Moffitt 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 in the quarter-finals, while Judy Alvarez put out nationally first-ranked Darlene Hard 8-6, 6-2. In the finals Miss Richey again defeated Miss Palmer 6-1, 6-1. In the men's singles Wimbledon winner Chuck McKinley continued his fine play, pounding slightly more youthful Dennis Ralston 6-2, 6-2, 6-4.
In the semifinal round of European Zone Davis Cup play, GREAT BRITAIN defeated Spain 4-1, and now will meet SWEDEN, who easily eliminated South Africa 5-0.
Elected to the National Tennis Hall of Fame for the years 1934-37 were three top players of that era, all of whom arc still playing. WILMER ALLISON defeated Sidney Wood Jr. for the 1935 national title and with JOHN VAN RYN won the doubles at Wimbledon and Forest Hills twice. Van Ryn also teamed with George Lott for the Wimbledon and French titles in 1931. MRS. SARAH PALFREY DANZIG won the national singles twice. Teamed with four different partners, she also won the national doubles crown nine times, Wimbledon twice and played on nine winning Wightman Cup teams.
TRACK & FIELD—A team of U.S. male track stars strode into Moscow's Lenin Stadium bursting with overconfidence, and just managed to squeak through to victory over the Russians by a meager five points (see page 18). Even after some gratuitous lessons from their opponents, America's women were hopelessly trounced. The final score: Russia's men 114, U.S. men 119; Russia's women 75, U.S. women 28. Highlight of the meet: a world record in the high jump, 7 feet 5 3/4 inches, by Valeri Brumel.