Sport: Over the Line

Dr. Reginald Weir's entry was tactfully worded. He hoped that it would be accepted, but he would not make an issue of it if it weren't. At Manhattan's Seventh Regiment Armory last week, he played and won his first round match (6-4, 6-2) in the National Indoor Tennis Championship. Even though he was soundly beaten (6-1, 6-1) by top-seeded Billy Talbert in the second round, Dr. Weir felt that he had won a victory. For the first time in history, a Negro had played in a U.S. Lawn Tennis Association-sponsored national championship.


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