Sport: Tennis Tourists

Last year it was Henri Cochet and Ellsworth Vines. Last week William Tatem Tilden II and his promoter William O'Brien had a new attraction for their annual tennis tour: the ''best doubles team in the world," George Lott & Lester Stoefen.

The tour opened in Manhattan. Lean, spidery, baldish but still as spry as ever, Tilden started the evening by beating Lott at singles. At doubles, Lott & Stoefen won the first two sets, the second 16-14. Apparently exhausted, Tilden suddenly came to life, helped his partner Vines pull out the third set, 13-11....

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