Sheryl Smith of North Miami Beach, Fla. won 11-and-under singles title in the national girls tennis tournament at Chattanooga by beating Ann Roberts of Coral Gables, Fla., 6-1, 6-3 in finals, also teamed with Ann to win 11-and-under doubles.
George Foulds of Pittsburgh led pack through heat and rain in the national AAU seniors 15-kilometer marathon at Chicago, ran nearly 10-mile-long course in winning time of 48:39.3, finished in front of Gar Williams of the University of Chicago.
John Chesney of Miami placed third in final race of three-race series for Jet-14 class national junior sailing championship to tie with Doug Kenyon of Wales, Mass., in total points, but won title because he had placed ahead of Kenyon in previous two races.
Janice-Lee Romary, 33-year-old mother of two from Woodland Hills, Calif., who has been fencing since she was 8, won her sixth women's individual foil title at national championships of the Amateur Fencers League in Los Angeles.
August 6, 1961
Pedro Vinales, San Juan, P.R. jockey who had failed to boot home a winning horse in 390 starts over 11 years, triumphed by a nose on a 7-year-old homebred named Cibeles at the El Comandante track, donated his purse to charity.
Rick Rickard, 12-year-old right-handed Little League pitcher from Houston, struck out all 18 batters he faced in a regulation six-inning game at Houston, hit a three-run homer as his Braeburn All-Star team blanked West-bury All-Stars, 9-0.