Top Seeds, Ahlers and Seymour, Take Different Paths to Gold

Russell Seymour and Herm Ahlers each won his second singles gold ball of the year at the national hard courts, but where Seymour dominated his final round opponent, George McCabe, winning 62 62, Ahlers had a tough road to victory over a determined Lester Sack. Ahlers beat Sack handily at the Indoors in March, bit in the very slow hard courts at the Morgan Run Country Club, the match was a real battle, finally won 46 76 75 by Ahlers.

In the 3/4 playoff in the 80s, George Claffey, who beat 3rd seeded John Bradshaw early on,won his third 3- setter of the tournament to take the bronze.

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