Bill Talbert, who brought U.S. Davis Cup victory over Australia in 1954, was renamed captain by USLTA, admitted "the odds are great but not insurmountable" as he made plans to work with 12-man squad (see below).
Marlene Stewart, pert little Canadian amateur golf champion who attends Rollins College, parlayed fine iron play into 1-up victory over Wanda Sanches, former softball pitcher, to win North and South amateur title at Pinehurst, N.C.
Joe Alston, chunky FBI agent and U.S. singles champion who dances on toes like boxer because "short legs have to move faster," beat Indonesia's Ferry Sonneville to win invitation badminton tournament at Glasgow.
Hal Lear, sharp-shooting Temple guard, ended college career with spectacular 48-point show as Owls beat SMU 90-81 in consolation game at Evanston, broke three NCAA records, was named tournament's most valuable player.
April 2, 1956
Dr. Clarence (Buddy) Combs, hard-riding 10-goal polo star, slammed home 19 goals for world indoor record, almost singlehanded gave NYAC 24-7 victory over Squadron A in first round of U.S. junior 12-goal tournamentin New York.