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Washington. For that Matter, another Arthur A she would do just fine. Mr.. President, I .lecplest unanimous consent that cev'tain items concerning Via inner city tennis tournament be printed in the l~a'ccl;n. 't'here being no objection, the material was ordered to be printed in the Rc,cogn, as follows: [Front the Washington Post, Feb. 8, 1971] TIea:iEAKER RULE h_IRINGS CO'NFUST_oN: FILLOL TURNS AsID:S Kocu IN Fivx-Ser TENNIS FINAL (By Mark Asher) Jaime Fillot of Chile continued his high level of tennis and defeated Thomc:z Ilocli of Brazil,-6-1, 3-6, 6-4, G-'1, G-'=, for the Buci:iy Pontiac International championship yesterday at McKinley high School. . The evers.rnatch between two South Alnerl- cans, who had split six previous encounters in the past two years, turned on Koch's con- fusion about the rule. on v.'ho servos that fol- lowidig best-of- nine-point tiebreaker ganxc. -Koch serval tie final three points and staved off a. quadruple match point to win the fourth-set tiebreaker, 5-4. The tiebreaker Is counted as a single game and In this case was counted as Fillol's service game. According to the rules Koch should serve the next game. But Villol was given the balls and served the first point of the fifth set before Haig Tufenk, the umpire, rectified the situation. Koch had won the point, v;hich did not count. . "I was confused," the long-haired Brazilian sad. 'When I served I really wasn't In it." SERVICE PRO13LEIIIS FIURT Ruch lost his service and each player their proceeded to-hold his servo for the remainciee of the match. Hut Koch noted lie nev>r should' have been In such a predica.inont bec.tucci he lost a 4--2 jcjv%jjt,,-o in the third se.t when lie ran Into service problems and lost iG of 18 points in dropping four straight games. Tufcnk explained the tiebreaker situation: "The probleul is that neither the players nor the baliboys know the rules. It's the first tilde the tiobreal:er has been used in Wash- ington." The tiebreaker is newly implemented on the indoor circuit this year as tile game of tennis reaches streamlined proporLlons for television And attempts to lose its country club ltuage. grandstand sits tomorrow's Arthur Asho, a. boy who can go to the top of professional tennis, but be that ss It may, we are certaisl that our matches and our high school (,:n- ibs clinics will provide entertainment, chal- leiige and personal fulfillment to the youth of our Nation's Capital . . . none deserve more. Siaicerely, MORTON W. ConaN, President, Luddp Pontiao; lite. WASHINGTON, D.C. ECERFBODY CONFUSED Coilcidelltally, this player confusion arose at the nation's flrst professional Indoor tour- nanlent at an Indoor city facility. If the play- ers were confused, imagine the confusion of tile Inner-city youth to whom the tourna- sneut was directed as a pilot project to expose them to the Sport. I? ollowing the match, one youngster turned to a reporter and asked, "iley, mister. Who boat? In an informal survey, the youngsters' in the crowd of 1,900 wore most confti,cd by Ienthls' traditional scoring system, i-i?tcll scores four points as 15, 30, 40 And geino. They also wanted to know most about how nluc:ll looney the players make. The system made about as much sense to most of the 400 youths as the scor- ing In a cricket match does to the average An icrlcan. Bill Gaskins, the tournament director, saki he would favor e:?:pcrhnclitir_g'with a sttrl- plitlect scoring system next year. In addition, both lie and the players (lid not object to noise during the snatch. Both P11101 and Koch stopped play frc- qucntly yesterday. But Koch noted this was not because of the noise, but because of thq nloveilhent behind the court, nicki,thg it diffi- cult - for the players to follow the flight of the ball. As for money, S'illol won about $20,000 last year. He Is not considered among the world's 25 bast player's, The $1,500 lie pocketed yes- terday the biggest payday of Iris career. Koch won 11,000. The ma.teii was the first loss in Washiilgi.nn by Koch, the winner of the 1939 Washington Star International. Jim Osborne and Jim 3foatanus of the United States defeated Juan Gisbert and Manuel Oraiitc..s of Spain, -3--G, 6-3, 6-3, for the doubles title. BUDDY PONTIAC I-+C. .I:.'S? AsssasCA'S Flas?r INNER-CITY TENNIS 'I'ouRASIENr ness revealed in the account which I have just given you of an attempt to en- gage the interest of inner city youth In a major sport which should be more and more accessible to people in our crow did cities. I hop3 that tournaments of this kind fill stimulate demand for tennis courts and equipment throughout the cities of this laird. We can only applaud the expressed wish of the tournament planners that out of l;uch. events will one day cone "the Austin C--iri' of tennis" in It is seldom that an individual or an in-' stitutlon is presented the opportunity to mace a major contribution to an Important cause. With this thought In lnhhd, I should like to assure our honorary chairman, Mayor Waltar Washington, our distinguished guests and all of the students attending the matches, that it is our sincere pleasuro aunt our privilege to be associated with this event. We are extremely grateful to Mr. William Rtordau; player chairman for the U.S.I,.T.A. for bringing to us an outstanding field of players; to the Greater Washington Tennis Association for their fund raising support; to Henry Kennedy our chclrnlan for ills ex- pertize and general assistance; and certainly to Dr. James Joiie.s, Director of Youth Op- portunity Services, and his competent staff, who (I'd so ritual to make ours a "first class" tolirliamOilt In every respect. As one who vris born, schooled and has worked Ill the ''inner city" cltu'ing 1.1is en- tire lifetime, I can speak from experience regarding our progress to date and what still lies ahead ill order to ma1ke Our city into a model for tike antis nation. I ant happy to serve as honorary chair- man of this Inner City Tennis Tournament that will stmul ate interest In tennis among inner'-city resiriellts. We v:elcorae to our city those International tennis stars-representing seven countries-- who will participate. Their wide-range repre- sentation and outstanding skills will provide an arena in which young minds call be chal- lenged, international goodwill fostered and tennis promoted. We are extremely gratified that our Na- tion's Capital has been solected as the inau- gural city for this event. hopefully, as a re- sult of ens' efforts in this first "Inner-City" Tennis Tournament, next year we will see similar programs instituted in other major metropolitan arc:,s * through the nation. Proceeds from this tournament will go to the Washington Interscholastic Tennis As- sociation to ald our oil-going loner-city ten- Ills programs. This tournament is made possible through the concerted efforts of Buddy Pontiac, Inc., the United States Lawn 'Penn:s Association, the Greater Washington Te;lnis Association, the D. C. Department of Recreation, National Capital Park Service, D. C. Public Schools and the D. C. Youth Opportunity Services, with the assistance of the Courtesy Patrol, the Metropolitan Boys Club and the Pollee Boys Club. 'L'his is another fine example of business, governlhhcnt, community organizations and individual citizens working together to better our conlntttnity. Mayor WALTER 31 W'SIrINGTON. One of the mdre gratifying aspects of being a professional teiluts player is watching, interested youths developing their athletic talents Ill pursuit of becoming top-notch competitols. I art confident that seeing Ioahiy of the world's top tennis players In action during this tournament will not only provide exciting sports entertainment for all but will inspire many potentailly treat athletes living he the inner-city to hccorue seriously interested In the game of tennis as well. Professional tennis, like football, basket- ball allot i):leeball, now provides all excellent living for any underprivileged youth who works hard and makcs it to the top. But more than that, the physical demands of tennis help develop a healthy mind and body for every boy or girl who plays the gauze. I and very happy to welcome the lnauy Washin.;;tou area public school students to this great new tourneineiit. You will be soe- ing outstanding champions competing for tile title and prize :money. I hope to compete here next year and challenge this year's winner. All of us, owe a - debt of thanks to Buddy Pontiac, Inc., for 'their successful effort to bring big-time tennis to the Wash- k;Veryone cannot bccouie a chainpiousllip tennis player, but each of u.s can be a c7zam- ion.shlp person-.and that's what it's nil about! Slncerely, ht recent years we have acconhplishoc primarily tlu'ouuil the -lltili atifin oIS~ much , government funding. Ip the future we Ina) accomplish bluc'l snore titrongix tile Involve reent of private Industry In nelghborlhoogt and youth projects throughout our city. Our secret hope is that sonigwltere Ill V16 S t.33Approved For Relea 4 F 4Ci t' $O4ftb4 0003003~v 'iig, 11, 10 t'1 STAT.' ?n the cout't was astounding. The 1<