Americans Sweep English Tourney: Mulloy, Hart and Burrows Each Win or Share Two Titles in Manchest Meet, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-11


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DORIS HART — Wins womens singles title and shares in other American victories in the Northern England Tournament. Americans Sweep English Tourney Mulloy, Hart and Burrows Each Win or Share Two Titles in Manchest Meet « MANCHESTER, England, June 9 UP. — Gardnar Mulloy, Doris Hart and Hal Burrows each won or shared two titles today as American tennis stars gained a clean sweep of all five championships in the Northern England Tournament. Mulloy, fourth-ranked U. S. amateur from Coral Gables, Fla., won the mens singles title with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Don Candy of Australia. Mulloy later teamed with Burrows to take the mens doubles crown by defeating David Lurie of South Africa and Bill Anderson of England, 6-2, 6-4. Miss Hart, Americas second-ranked womens amateur from Jacksonville, Fla., won the womens singles title by beating Beverly Baker of Santa Monica, Calif., 8-6, 6-3, in an Ail-American final. Miss Hart then paired with Shirley Fry of Akron, Ohio, to add the womens tandem crown with an easy 6-0, 6-2 triumph over Betty Rosenquest of South Orange, N. J., and Barbara Scofield of San Francisco in another Ail-American final. Burrows, who comes from Charlottesville, Va., and Miss Baker then completed the triumphant U. S. sweep by winning the mixed doubles championship with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Naresh Kumar of India and Althea Gibson of New York. Mulloy and Candy, Australias eighth-ranked player, both turned in superb tennis exhibitions in the opening match on the program before a crowd of 3,000 — the largest turnout for the tournament since before the war. Mulloy Beats Aussie With both Mulloy and -Candy at their best form, they made comparatively few errors and gained most of their points with brilliantly controlled placements, volleys and drop shots. The Aussie was fighting to-keep the title for iis country. Geoff Brown won the crown in 1950 but did not defend this year. Candy, with the advantage of first service, yron the opening game, but Mulloy evened the score on his own service and then broke the Australians to go ahead. Methodically placing his strokes with pinpoint accuracy, the 36-year-old Floridian ran his lead to 5-3. Candy won the ninth game on his own service with a beautiful backhand passing shot, but Mulloy held service in the next game to clinch the set. Mulloy opened a 3-1 lead in the second set after a series of powerful forehand duels, but Candy" came back with every shot at his command to win the fifth game. Mulloy then poisedly stormed the net to sweep the next three games and the match. In the womens singles final, the ambidextrous Miss Baker appeared headed for an upset as she twice broke Miss Harts service to race off to a 4-0 lead. Miss Hart recovered brilliantly, however, to take the next five games and gain the lead. They held service until the fourteenth game, when Miss Hart broke through to win the set. The hard-hitting California miss came from behind to even the second set at 3-all, but then committed two errors at a vital stage of--the seventh game and never recovered. Miss Baker first missed an easy smash and then drove into the net on what should have been an ordinary return to give Miss Hart a 4-3 lead. Miss Harts cool courtcraf t then won her the next two sets, although Miss Baker desperately fought off match point in an effort to stay in the match.

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