A name from my past. My final year at IU, I played
in the Eastern Intercollegiates at West Point. This tourney is for all schools
east of the Mississippi. I was seeded very generously at #3.
In the round of 16 I was upset by Richard Raskin of
Yale. Since on paper it was an “upset”, the New York Times the next day
reported the story with a headline “Raskin topples Gomer at West Point.” (Only
time my name has been in the NY Times.)
About 20 years later Richard became widely known
in tennis circles as Renee Richards. He played women’s tennis and won doubles
tournaments with Martina Navratilova. (I have met the nicest people.)
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