The epitome of improving excellence, he went from No. 8 as a sophomore to captain and No. 1 in singles and doubles as a senior. His progress in his collegiate days carried over into later years, during which he was a dominant figure in sectional and national play. Seven times New England singles champion, he was ranked first or second for 15 of 18 postgraduate years. Tennis was promoted to a major letter sport in 1958, and Weld contributed to a 32-5 record in his two years of eligibility under the new rules.