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Old 04-15-2012, 05:20 PM   #14
krosero
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Apparently that was some match between Behr and Williams at Longwood, only three months after Titanic's sinking. Behr, whose career Williams had followed and admired, won 0-6, 7-9, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.

Here's a snippet from the New York Times, which unfortunately does not elaborate on why the match was so highly regarded.
BOSTON, July 17. -- R.N. Williams of Philadelphia, National clay court champion, was defeated by Karl H. Behr of New York at the Longwood Cricket Club singles championship tournament to-day in a five-set match. The contest between the two, both of whom are survivors of the Titanic disaster was declared by old-timers to be one of the hardest fought tennis battles seen during the twenty-two years of tournaments at Longwood.
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