Beverly Baker Fleitz, ambidextrous tennis queen and mother of two, was ranked top U.S. women's amateur by USLTA ranking committee. She did not play in 1959 Nationals but later beat winner Maria Bueno.
Lee MacPhail, 42, son of onetime New York Yankee president, Larry, was elected president of Baltimore Orioles, succeeding James Keelty Jr., at estimated $35,000 a year, will continue also as general manager.
Willie Goggin, 53, San Jose, Calif. golf pro, successfully defended his U.S. Senior title in championships at Palm Springs, Calif. after breaking up three-way tie with a 36-34 round of 70 in playoff.
Lisa Lane, 22-year-old Philadelphian who took up game two years ago, checkmated her way to women's national title by defeating defending champion, Gisela Kahn Gresser, in tournament at West Orange, N.J.
December 21, 1959
Charles Ufford, 28-year-old New York law clerk and former Harvard squash racquets champion, gave it old college try at Gold Racquet Invitation Tournament at Cedarhurst, N.Y., came from behind to win.
Dr. Jack Faber, lacrosse coach at University of Maryland for past 33 years and school's microbiology department head, was elected Coach-of-the-Year at U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Assn. meeting in New York.
Tony Blue, 23-year-old Australian runner, became Olympic prospect and a man to watch when he broke Herb Elliott's Australian 880-yard record in 1:49.2. In same week he graduated from medical school.