Sport: Scoreboard, Jul. 13, 1959

¶ While South Americans were taking the big matches at Wimbledon (see above), only a handful of spectators turned out" to watch a blond, 16-year-old Estonian named Toomas Lejus win Russia's first Wimbledon title by routing Brazilian Davis Cupper Ronald Barnes 6-2, 6-4 for the junior championship, proving how far the Soviets have come in their drive for big-time tennis.

¶ So merrily did Harvard row-row-row its boats up the Thames that the undefeated heavyweight varsity swamped the Thames Rowing Club, and the lightweights beat London University, to bring off the first sweep of both major events by a U.S. challenger in...

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