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WILLIAMS THOMAS WANDREY VUCHETICH
TEN N IS
TENNIS is the outstanding minor sport at the River Falls State Teachers
College. After weeks of preliminary practice the season culminates in a sin-
gles and doubles tournament in which both faculty and student players. compete.
uunng Inelast t"i'i yurs 1 eres in e spor as increase. 0 suc an ex en a
both spring and fall tournaments are held. a
After Professor Williams and George Thomas had fought their way through a
field of sixteen entries, the final round of the 1928 season was postponed due to
bad weather. They were, however, given stiff competition from such veteran play-
ers as Fred Wandrey, Frank Vuchetich, Professor May, Professor Prucha, and
In the upper bracket the veteran, Fred Wandrey, was vanquished by George
Thomas 2-1. The match was tensely fought, nearly every game going to deuce.
Wandrey played a cool, heady game. He possesses a fast, cutting service that
he can place almost anywhere in the court with either a backhand or a forehand
stroke. Thomas was a resourceful player, whose "never say die" spirit pulled
many games out of the lire. His hard driving, slashing court game, combined with
his speed and ability to return any volley, made him a hard player to beat.
Professor Williams conquered Frank Vuchetich in straight sets to enter the fm-
als from the lower bracket. Prof. was a tall tangy player. At serving his lighte-
ning fast service was unreturnahle, and when it came to volleying he had no equal
at the net. Vuchetich relied chiefly on his cannon-ball service. His ease in cov-
ering all corners of the court, and his ability to return hard baseline smashes were
all in his favor.
Other disciples of Bill Tilden were Professor May, Professor Prucha, and Mar-
shall Norseng. They all played a good, consistent brand of tennis, and could be
relied upon to give anyone a close battle. The 1928 fall tournament was- the
closest and most thrilling ever held on the local courts. The sixteen contestants
played the game for sheer love of it rather than any hope of reward.
Plans for the 1929 spring tournament are already under way. The courts
have been worked into excellent condition and indications are that entries in both
the couples and singles matches will exceed that of past seasons. Prospects are
also bright of sending a River Falls tennis team to the state tournament held at
Madison this June.
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Phelen, Landis, Kkimper, Larson
Ulrich, Case, Yarmke
ORGANIZATION BASKET BALL
W ITH the view of fostering intramural athletics as well as recruiting new ma-
terial for the varsity squad, Coach Klandrud promoted the organization
basketball tournament. Six organizations entered teams in the contest. They
were: the Falls Eat Shop, the Agrifallian, the N. C. A., the Y. M. C. A., the Lines,
and the Taylor House. At the close of the tournament Sharlow of the Ags. and
Turner of the Y. M. C. A. teams were placed on the first squad. Phalen of the
Falls Eat Shop led the scoring with a total of 25 points. He was closely followed,
however, by Kahl and Scharlau of the Ags. and Turner of the "Y," who all scored
over twenty points.
Over forty men played in the tournament games. For the Taylor House; Sch-
nur, Freeman, and Neilson were the forwards, Captain Nelson and Penn held
down the pivot position, and Tweit, Solum and Weber played guard. The per-
sonnel of the Links included Captain Luberg and Fink, guards; Grimm, center; and
Shields and Thomas, forwards. Captain Turner led the Y. M. C. A. His team-
mates were: Lund, Nelson, and Haunschild, on the offense; and Switzenberg, Glass
and Hemp, defensive players. Captain Kahl and Scharlau, two of the highest scor-
ers in the tournament, furnished the scoring punch for the Ags. Groom jumped
center, and Mullendore, L. Chapman, and E. Chapman, carried the defensive as-
signments. The guards of the N. C. A. team were Captain Brooks and Prucha.
Linehan controlled the pivot post, while Claflin and MacDonald were the for-
wards. The championship Falls Eat Shop team was led by Captain Case at center,
Phalen, Larson, and Landis furnished the scoring threat, and the defensive burden
Was carried by Yahnke, Ulrich and Klimper.
The tournament race was the closest ever staged in organization basketball at
River Falls. When the regular season ended, the Falls Eat Shop, Agrifallian, and
N. C. A. were tied for first place with four victories and one defeat each. In the
first elimination game the N. C. A. team was forced to play an overtime period to
take the measure of the Ags. by a 19-18 score. ClaHin sank the winning basket
when he slipped through the Ag. defense for a pot shot under the basket. The
Ags. missed several chances to tie the score when their gift shots went wild. The
game ended with the score 16-12, in favor of the Falls Eat Shop. Yahnke, Landis,
and Case carried the brunt of the attack for the victors, while good shooting by
Linehan and MacDonald kept the losers in the running.
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HAMMER BARTOSH LUND BEERS
t b 7 ITH the completion of the new 60 by 20 pool, swimming at River Falls has
gained considerable prominence as a minor sport. Many Falls seals have
received valuable aquatic training in the pool where a combination of crawling,
choking, sputtering, and swimming is in progress all at the same time. An innova-
tion in this yearis swimming program was the class meet between the freshmen,
sophomores and juniors. The events were very closely contested, being won by
the sophomores by a 42-39 score.
Hammer, Lund, Bartosh, Klimper, and Beers were the outstanding swimmers
in the meet. They carried the brunt of their class events and came through with
several firsts. Plans are under way for expansion of the swimming program at
River Falls. Next year it is hoped that tank meets can be scheduled with neigh-
boring schools. In the forty yard free style Lund won first place for the second
year class when he swam the distance in the record-breaking time of 263i; seconds.
He was closely followed by Klimper who copped second place for the juniors.
Crowell won third place for the freshmen.
"Bucky" Bartosh gave the second year class first in the forty yard breast stroke
when he beat Thomas and Kreuger who won second and third respectively for
When "Johnny" Hammer swam the twenty yard back stroke in thirteen seconds
the first year class copped first place. Alfonse who won second for the sophomores
was closely followed by Kreuger who ranked third for the frosh.
The sophomores led the field in the eighty yard free style when Bartosh defeated
Hill and Goodwin, freshmen, who gave him a close race.
Displaying true diving form, Lund copped first for the sophomores. Kreuger
and Schlicht kept the freshmen in the running by winning second and third place.
Hammer plunged through the pool to give the frosh first in the plunge. Beers and
Lotz gave the sophomores second and third in this event.
First place in the eighty yard relay went to the first year class, Schlicht,
Sutherland, Krueger, and Hammer carrying of the colors for the class of '31.
However, in the 160 yard relay the sophomores turned the tables on the frosh.
Beers, Bartosh, Lund, and Lotz furnished the punch that enabled the sophomores to
win the event and score a close tank victory over the freshmen.
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