Seven Yanks Continue Advance in Wimbledon Tennis Tourney: Mulloy Comes from Behind to Avert Almost Certain Defeat at Hands of Swede, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-27


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► — _ Seven Yanks Continue Advance In Wimbledon Tennis Tourney t Mulloy Comes From Behind To Avert Almost Certain Defeat at Hands of Swede By ROBERT MUSEL United Press Sports Writer WIMBLEDON, England, June 26.— Gard-nar Mulloy, facing a humiliating defeat from a young Swede ranked only seventh in his own country, made a fighting comeback today to join six other Americans in the fourth round of the Wimbledon championships. The tenth seeded Mulloy was only three games and three points away from losing to Staffen Stockenberg, a tireless 20-year-old furrier and the second youngster to give the 37-year-old American veteran a tough battle in the last two days. But just as he did yesterday in whipping 17-year-old Ken Rosewall of Australia, Mulloy called on the experience of two decades. He pulled himself out of danger with shrewd placements that drew gasps of admiration from the crowd and won, 7-5, 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 3-2, when Stockenberg retired with a cramp in his racket hand. Defending champion Dick Savitt of Orange, N. J.; Vic Seixas of Philadelphia, Pa.; Herb Flam of Beverly Hills, Calif.; Budge Patty of Los Angeles, Calif.; Straight Clark of Pasadena, Calif., and Grant Golden of Wilmette, 111., reached the round of 16 with Mulloy. Savitt looked anything but a champion in defeating Harry Likas of San Francisco, 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Seixas, Americas top ranked player who is seeded third here, used his fast service to defeat Alejo Russell of Argentina, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4; sixth seeded Flam defeated Tor-ben Ulrich of Denmark, 7-5, 6-2, 8-6; twelfth seeded Patty eliminated John Horn of Britain, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1; Clark had it just as easy in his 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 decision over Fausto Gardini of Italy, and Golden upset Swedish Davis Cup player Torsten Johansson, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1. Irv Dorfman of New York, lost to Armando Vieira of Brazil, 11-9, 6-1, 7-5. Savitt Never in Real Danger Savitt never was in real danger but he appeared on the verge of blowing up in losing the third set when he refused to try for several shots and drove four straight Likas serves into the net. He was nervous and local experts who have been watching the worlds best players perform here for more than a quarter of a century, believe the strain of trying to retain the title is beginning to tell. Most of the women rested but Doris Hart of Coral Gables, Fla., and Shirley Fry of Akron, Ohio, the defending ladies doubles champions, went through a brief encounter on court one as they defeated Pat Harrison and Jean Trower of Britain, 6-2, 6-0, in a second round match. In second round mens doubles matches: Mulloy and Savitt defeated Jean Borotra and Bernard Destremau of France, 6-3, ] 7-5, 5-7, 6-1; Patty and Jaroslav Drobny of Egypt beat Clive Bernstein and D. J. Paton of Britain, 6-0, 6-2, 6-0; Seixas and ] Eric Sturgess of South Africa eliminated 1 Roger Becker and Gerald Okaley of Britain, 6-4, 8-6, 9-7; Clark and Felicissimo I Ampon of the Philippines defeated Nigel Cockburn and Leon Norgarb of South Af- ] rica, 10-8, 6-3, 6-0; Flam and Art Larsen of t San Francisco beat Harry Hopman of Aus- 1 tralia and Pierre Geelhand of Belgium, 6-3, J 2-6, 6-4, 6-2; Tony Mottram and Geoff 1 Paish of Britain eliminated Golden and Dorman, 9-7, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. I Womens doubles first round : Patricia Canning Todd of La Jolla, Calif., and Thel- I ma Long of Australia defeated Nancy Glo- i ver and Sheila Hammersley of Britain, 6-0, 6-0. Second round: Dorothy Head of Ala- I meda, Calif., and Arvilla McGuire of Pied- * mont, Calif., defeated Lorna Byrne and Mrs. R. G. Panton of Britain, 6-1, 6-1; Maureen Connolly of San Diego, Calif., and Louise Brough of Beverly Hills, Calif., won by default from Pat Ward and Joy Mot-tram of Britain; Baba Madden Lewis of i Newtonville, Mass., and Nelly Hopman of ! Australia won by default from Nelly Adam- 3 son of France and Maria Weiss of Argen- * tina. ** i

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