Billie Jean Morfitt of Long Beach, Calif. combined with Karen Hantze from Chula Vista, Calif. to form unseeded doubles team in Wimbledon tennis, won the women's title by beating Margaret Smith and Jan Lehane of Australia 6-3, 6-4.
This is an article from the July 17, 1961 issue
Kyle Noe, 9, an Augusta, Kan. Little Leaguer pitching in relief with runners on second and third and nobody out, caught a pop-up fly for first out, then raced over to catch both runners off base for an unassisted triple play before his team lost 9-0.
Jean Danilovich, 14, of Jackson, Calif. stepped into higher age bracket, captured singles title (for girls up to 18) in USLTA Junior Hard Court tennis at Burlingame, Calif., beating Jan Conroy of San Francisco 6-0, 6-1 in the tournament finals.
Leo Barboza of Bermuda took only 23 minutes to land a 115-pound wahoo in 25-foot fishing cruiser one mile off the island's cast coast, later learned his catch surpassed 25-year-old world record (in 20-pound test-line category) by 47½ pounds.
Pat Duane of Delray Beach sailed with husband Jack to win Florida Flying Dutchman title on Miami's Biscayne Bay, avenge tough-luck losses in 1960 (a halyard parted and their craft capsized) and in 1959 (a trapeze broke sending Jack into the drink).
Theresa Carter, 49, of San Francisco, seven times a grandmother, scored 1,991 in national field archery championships at Crystal Springs, Ark. to win women's instinctive title, said, "Compared to raising a family, shooting a bow is easy."