The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on June 13, 1950 · Page 19
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The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · Page 19

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Tuesday, June 13, 1950
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THE OTTAWA JOURNAL ' 19 Leg Cramps l ennis i i TUESDAY, JUNE 13,J1950. Force Kovacs to Default Pro tie 'Didn't Want to Win This Way' Says New Champion Segura ,' CLEVELAND. June IS. W) .Francisco (Pancho) Segura of Ecuador won the national pro feastonsl tennis championship last nlfht by default when leg cramp iorced Frank Kovaci of Oakland,' Calif . r to quit in in fourth Bet - Segura held a 2-1 advantage in aets and the gamei of the fourth aet were tied at 4-all when the match was called off and Segura declared the winner. Pancho won the flnt aet 8-4, loat the aecohd 8-1 and overcame a 1-4 deficit to win the.third aet 8-6. Waa Underdog. --. The tiny South American, first foreign player to win a United State net crown, entered the match a alight underdog to the aix-foot-two, 200-pound Kovacs, who had beaten Segura In three previou tournaments. Segura eliminated Jack Kramer of Los Angeles, 1948 pro king, in an upset yesterday. Kovacs reached the finals Saturday night by conquering defending champion Bobby Rlggs of Loa Angeles. 1. The 30-year-old Kovacs first showed signs of leg strain in the fourth game of the final set and ha was visibly wobbly when serving the ninth game. ' Going after one of Pancho's sizzling two-fisted forehands, Kovacs fell to the ground. . rr- ... 8 porting Gesture. Pancho called across the "net to Kovacs to take a rest, and big Frank seated himself on a chair from on of the boxes, ob- If r S-. uJ - v; m PANCHO SEGtJBA. 'JJL vlously in considerable pain. When he fell to the -ground again, he was helped from the court, and Umpire , Ned Brown announced the default and the new champion. "I am very happy to be th champion", the five-foo't-six, 140-pound Segura declared, "but I did not want to win this way." Later, in accepting the trophy, the raven-haired netter told 2,300 fans: r " In the Fink.' "It make a little fella feel good to wear a big man down. Guess I must be in shape what you call the pink'." Segura, who will be 28 later George Kell Leads American Bailers ' CHICAGO. June 13. P Detroit's George Kell leada the American League, batting race with a .381 mark, with the erstwhile pace-setter, Cleveland's Larry Doby, down 33 points to a lourtn-spot .jtsz. Official figure computed through Sunday's games put Kell,-climbing six points during the last week, in front by a two-point margin over runner-up Walt Droppo of Boston, who has .378. 1 Other leaders are Hoot Even, Detroit, third ahead of Doby with .383; Al Zarilla, Boston, .381; Johnny Pesky, Boston. .349; Dom DiMaggio, Boston, .341; Ted Williams, Boston, .333; Johnny Groth, Detroit, .332, and Phil Rlzzuto, New York, .330. Boston Red Sox continue their domination of specialized ' departments as well u Baying five players among the 10 top batters. .' . Williams, continuing to lead In homers with 18, has moved into the lead in runs with 95. Williams and - his team-mate. Vera Stephens, share the lead in runs batted in with 61 each. this month, entered the tournament with a No. 8 rating. He did not play in th national professional tournament last Summer.' His singles victory earned the. Utile Ecuadorian 81.500. After considerable delay, Kovacs decided to go ahead and play the doubles final. He teamed up with Welby Van Horn to defeat Segura and Frank Parker 1-6, 8-4. 8-4. Six Ottawa Golfers Compete! In Seigniory Club Tourney i SEIGNIORY CLUB; Que., June 13. (Special) A field of 26 start out Wednesday in the first dsy'a play of the 18th annual Women's Invitation Golf Tournament. Last year's winner, Mrs. J. C. "Whttelaw, Laval-siir-le-Lac, who has won the trophy seven times, is In Europe and will not be defending. The entry includes some strong players with 15 competitor from Montreal district, six from Ottawa, four from Quebec' and on from London, Ontario. Eighteen holes of medal play will start Wednesday and the final round of 18 holes is scheduled for Thursday. The draw for Wednesday: 10.30 ajn. Mrs. G. Pyke, Whitlock, and Mrs. J. Begin, Laval-up4e-Lac. --. . 10.3S a.nL Mrs. W. H. Smith, Rlvermead, and Mrs. J. P. E. CoUette, Seigniory. 10.40 a.m. Mrs. 8. Home, Islesmese, and Mrs. G. R. Patterson, Roy ai- Quebec. 10.45 a.m. Mrs. G. E. Hackney, Seigniory, and Mrs. J. A. McCabe, London Hunt., 10.50 a jn. Mrs. J. Cameron; Laval-sur-le-Lac, and Mrs. F. T. Rea, Mount Bruno. . 10.55 a.m. Mrs. R. N. Bishop, Royal Ottawa, and Mrs. G. Daly, Mount Bruno. 11.00 a.m. Mrs. J. A. Rogers, Royal Ottawa, and Mrs; J. Gallery, Royal Montreal.- 11.05 a.m. Mrs. E. N. Rhodes, Royal Ottawa, and Miss N. Gar-neau. Royal Quebec. ' ' 11.10 ajn Mrs. H. K. Stev ens, Rlvermead, and Mrs, J. P. A. Smyth, Seigniory. 11. IS a m Mrs. R. GUI. Royal Ottawa, and Mrs. M. Royer, Royal Quebec. -..11.21 s.m.--Mrs. A. 8. Pock-field, Mount Bruno, ajjd.Mrs P, Hellinckx, Seigniory. 11.25 s.m. Mrs. B.- Fortier, Royal Quebec, and Mrs. H. Lang-ston, BeaconsAeld. ' 11.30 a.m. Mrs. S. H. Pettiit, Marlborough, and Mrs. T. G. Mc-Cathey, Kanawaki. Honor St.-Charles: Junior Hockey Teani ' Th St Charles Junior City Hockey team was honored by its sponsors and management at a banquet held last night in St Charles Halt All members of the team were presented with rings adorned with the St Charles crest. , . -- Chairman of the banquet was August Vincent ' Among the guests were Gordon Lavergne, Mayor of Eastview, J. O: Gour, MP, Alderman Paquette, Hyman Bessln and George BotterelL " Th guests all congratulated th team on its excellent showing in the league. Prospects for the coming season were considered extremely goad. . , John Michael (Red) Corriden, New Chicago White Sox manager, formerly managed at Des Moines, Indianapolis snd Salisbury, NC. Joe Maxim. Considers Title Bout Against Ray Robinson CHICAGO, June 13.-1 Light heavyweight champion Joey Maxim would be interested In a title bout "With Ray Robin-eon, th ambitious welterweight champion, but for more than the - 823,000 - guarantee -offered yesterday. ' Maxim's manager, ' Jack Kearns, admitted he had received th offer from Ted Brenner, former match-maker for the International Boxing Club's St Nicholas Arena. "The ant would have to be moved up quite a bit more than 323,000 for a title bout", said Kearns. "Besides, we'd have to get clearance from Jack Solomons of England under whose promotion wa won the title. Kearns also aaid there was a date, problem since Maxim has a September booking "practically all set" to meet Lee Savold in London for the British ver sion of the heavyweight crown Maxim currently is training in Cleveland. In New York. Brenner said he was representing a group of Rangers and Falcons To Meet at Brewer ' Rangers and Falcons of the ODFA are slated to go Into ac tion tonight at Brewer Park I wtth the kickoff at 6.30. Wednesday evening. Gunners travel to Rockcliffe Station to nlay a ' return game in the Loeb Trophy series and a win for the Airmen, will place them in the finals. "-i W, L T F A Pta 31 2 21 3 2 1 14 2 2' 1 13 J 4 0 9 BELFAST. Northern Ireland. June 13. Bob MacFarlane, of London, Ont, ' last night took: second ' place in the 440-yard event at the Royal Ulster Con- -stabulary athletic meet, coming in behind Hugo Maiocco of th United State. . RCAF ... Gunners , Dangers i. Falcons . 8,8 11 7 9 5 27 2 New York businessmen who hoped to stage the bout either in Brooklyn's EbbetS Field or in Jersey City's Roosevelt Stadium. . 1 Robinson's manager, - George Gainford, already has accepted terms for the match. The welterweight champion was offered 20 percent of the net gate. 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