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The Spike or Victoria College Review June 1914



"What treasure, Uncle?
Tennis balls, my liege."

Henry V.

Canterbury University College is to be congratulated on having obtained a long lease of four such excellent courts as they have at Hagley Park; we further wish to express appreciation of the way in which the Tennis Tournament of 1914 was arranged.

Interest at first centred in the match between Duthie (A.U.C), the holder of the Men's Single Championship, and Andreae (O.U.). The first set went to Andreae, 6-2, Duthie being somewhat off colour after the long trip from the north. He fought pluckily, however, and was within an ace of winning the second set, which finally went to Andreae, 9-7. And now Victoria thought she "had some chances." Alas for her hopes! Butcher played well in his game, but was somewhat handicapped by the soft tan at the edge of the court. He succumbed to Laurenson, the present champion, to the tune of 9-7, 6-4. Of our other representatives little need be said. They fought page 30 clean and hard, but met better players. Canterbury surprised even itself by getting into all the finals, and the meeting with opposition only in the combined doubles. which ultimately it won, thus securing all five champion ships.