Sport: Netsters

William Tatem Tilden II can beat Fritz Mercur, onetime Longwood Bowl champion. So, too, can Helen Wills, as she did in an exhibition match last week. Yet Mercur rose to no great heights last week in the Eastern Turf championship at the Westchester-Biltmore Country Club to trounce Tilden in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. Less alarming, but important, significant, was the straight-set victory (6-4, 7-5) of Berkeley Bell, of the University of Texas, over Francis T. Hunter, perennial doubles partner and intimate of Tilden.

Tilden was not invited to participate in the East-West matches. Fretted, Friend Hunter refused to play, said a Tildenless...

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