INTERCOLONIAL LAWN TENNIS TOURNAMENT (#4)

The Sydney Morning Herald

The second day's play at the Association Ground, Moore Park, resulted in some very interesting and exciting matches. There was again a large and
fashionable attendance. The committee, with a view of making the affair more complete, had engaged a band, which played a good selection of music
during the afternoon, and we understand has been engaged to play, again to-day. The play resulted as follows:

GENTLEMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP OF NEW SOUTH WALES, THIRD ROUND

Mr. R. Allen beat Mr. Rolin ... ... ... 6-2 6-3 4-6, 6-4
Mr. Riddell beat Mr. Webb ... ... ...6-2 5-6 6-4 6-0
Mr. Salmon, a bye.

LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP OF NEW SOUTH WALES, THIRD ROUND

Miss Lamb beat Miss Rodd ... ... ... 6-2 6-5
Miss Gordon boat Miss Gibson ... ... ...6-3 6-1
Miss Fitzgerald, a bye.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN'S CHALLENGE PAIRS, THIRD ROUND.

Mr. Cropper and Miss Lamb beat Mr. C. Smith and Miss Lee ... ... ... ... 6-2 6-2
Mr. Fitzgerald and Miss Fitzgerald beat Mr. Whyte and Miss Manning ... ... ...6-2 6-2
Mr. Metcalfe and Miss Rodd beat Mr. Coldham and Miss Cox ... ... ... ... 6-3 2-6 6-3
Mr. Salmon and Miss Want, a bye,

GENTLEMAN'S DOUBLE CHAMPIONSHIP OF NEW SOUTH WALES, THIRD ROUND

Messrs. King and Rolin beat Messrs. Allen and Allen ... ... ... ... ... ... 6-2 6-2 6-1
Messrs. Salmon and Ismay beat Messrs. Martin and Webb ... ... ... 4-6 2-6 6-4 6-3 6-2
Messrs Riddell and Coldham beat Messrs. Fraser and Clive-Smith ... ... ... 6-1 6-2 6-0
Messrs. Merewether and Merewether, a bye.

GENTLEMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP.-Mr. R. Allen found a doughty opponent in Mr. Rolin, and the play of both was of a very high class. Mr. Webb was expected to make a better fight with Mr. Riddell than he did. Mr. Riddell winning fairly comfortably by three sets to one; some of the rallies were very good, but a little more low volleying would much improve the play of both.

LADIES' CHAMPIONSHIP.-Miss Rodd gave Miss Lamb, especially in the second set, a lot of trouble before she was beaten; both competitors showed good form. Miss Lamb displayed the coolness of a veteran, and if Miss Rodd will only take a leaf out of her book she will much improve her game. Miss Gordon and Miss Gibson seemed thoroughly to enjoy their match, which ultimately resulted in a victory for Miss Gordon.

LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S CHALLENGE PAIRS.-Mr. Cropper and Miss Lamb quite out-classed Mr. Clive-Smith and Miss Lee, who apparently gained their two games in each set by sufferance. Mr. Whyte and Miss Manning could not make a fight of it with Mr. Fitzgerald and Miss Fitzgerald, who won hands down. Mr. Coldham and Miss Cox fairly extended Mr. Metcalfe and Miss Rodd, who only got home by the odd set.

GENTLEMEN'S DOUBLE CHAMPIONSHIP.-Messrs. King and Rolin playing well together effected a surprise by their easy victory over Messrs. Allen and Allen. Messrs. Martin and Webb won the two first sets against Messrs. Salmon and Ismay (who had never practised together before the match), but lost the next three sets; the form shown by all four was good, and the play, which at times was exceptionally smart, was enthusiastically applauded. Messrs. Riddell and Coldham had a very easy victory over Messrs. Fraser and Clive-Smith, which was only to be expected, as their play, which was much admired, proved to be of much higher class than that of their opponents.

The first round of the Veterans' Match was played in the course of the afternoon, and those now left in are Dr. Shewen, and Messrs. G. N.
Griffiths, C. Griffiths, and S. A. Want. The first round of the Scratch Pairs was also played. During the afternoon Mr. Jones, of Messrs. Kerry and
Jones, photographers, George-street, took a series of instantaneous photographs of the tournament. To-day at 11 the fourth round of the
Gentlemen's Championship will be played, at 12 the fourth round of the Ladies' Championship, at 1.30 the fourth round of the Ladies' and
Gentlemen's Challenge Pairs, at 2.30 the fourth round of the Gentlemen's Doubles and the second round of the Veterans' Match. All players in the
Scratch Pairs and Consolation Match must be on the ground at 11.

Related Biographies:

Joseph Bruce Ismay

Relates to Place:

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Acknowledgements

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