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A Hot One Over the Net
Doubtful as to their ability to play, Ioe C. Humphrey found that his Eagles were
steady and dependable when they defeated Breckenridge in a series of matches on
February 26. ln the first games Abilene won 3 to l. Rufus Sivley and George Steak-
ley next defeated lack Cox and Earl Turner 6-2, 6-U. ln singles Sivley trounced joe
Gray 6-2, 6-2. ln the junior division Chuck Francis and R. C. Rogers were defeated
in a bitterly contested match 6-2, l-6, 7-6.
The same week, in the matches with Cole- -----Y
man, the junior teams proved that they did not
always lose when Earl Hoppe defeated Sam
Cobb, Coleman singles man, 6-8, 6-3, 6-2. ln
the doubles Don Bowers and Langford Willhitt,
Coleman, lost to Dick Star and Toni Burditt
3-6, 6-4, 6-2.
On March l5 Abilene made a clean sweep
of doubles matches and won all but one singles A v
match in a five-way tournament at Sweetwater. 'V
Other teams in the tournament besides Abilene
and Sweetwater were Hamlin, Rotan, and Roby.
George Steakley and Rufus Srvley, Abilenes
Number One doubles team, downed Clark and "
Headstream of Roby 6-l, 6-3, and then took the
matches with Hamlin's Number One doubles
pair 6-3, 6-2. ln the feature skirmish of the day,
Abilene's netters defeated the favored doubles
team of Sweetwater with a brilliant court per-
formance that showed all the striking points of
a champion tennis team. With a long string
of victories behind them, the Eagle netters
turned to new competition in the form of the
San Angelo teams. After some hard battles,
the Eagles came out of the fight with more
victories to their records. Mr. Humphrey's net-
ters won the District and Regional doubles title
and they will journey to State, where he ex-
pects them to make a good showing. RUFUS SIVLEY