This photograph of the Dickinson Tennis varsity was taken during
the tennis season in the spring of 1933, on the tennis court behind the
then Alumni Gymnasium, now the Weiss Center. As with most photographs,
this one reflects its time. The team wears the traditional English style
uniform. This was a period, between the two World Wars, when the tennis
team maintained a generally good record.
This year, returning with only one veteran player, Coach Gardiner Hayes led the team to an overall record of five wins and five defeats. Captain Harry Hinebauch, seeded number one in singles, won two matches and lost eight. The number three seed, Eddie Steele, won three and lost six. Together, seeded as number one doubles, Hinebauch and Steele earned a balanced record of four wins and four losses. With three seniors graduating in 1933, the remainder of the team elected Bill Groves captain for the '34 season. Both Rosenberg and Captain-elect Groves ended the season with five wins and five losses in their singles matches. As doubles partners on the court, Rosenberg and Groves earned second position with an victorious outcome of six wins and two losses to Haverford and Bucknell. Last, but not least, Justin Harris, the sole freshman on the team, had the best record of all, winning eight out of his ten competitive matches.
The Results of the Dickinson's Men's Tennis Team of 1933:
|Dickinson: 6||Lebanon Valley: 3|
||Lebanon Valley: 4|