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1901

Dates: June 25 to June 29
Venue: Philadelphia Country Club, Wissahickon Heights, (Chesnut Hill) Philadelphia
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=11, plus holder)

Holder McAteer "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

Preliminary Round

Bessie Moore d. Rachel Harlan 6-3 6-1
Carrie Neely d. Jean Clarke 3-6 6-3 6-0
Juliette Atkinson-bye
Helen Huey-bye

Emma Warren-bye
Georgina Jones-bye
Helen Dillingham-bye
Marion Jones d. Dorothy Rastall 6-2 6-1

1st Round (Quarterfinals)

Moore d. Neely 6-3 6-1
Atkinson d. Huey 6-2 6-4
Warren d. G. Jones 7-5 6-4
M. Jones d. Dillingham default

Semifinals

Moore d. Atkinson 6-2 9-7
M. Jones d. Warren 6-1 6-2

All Comer's Final

Moore d. Jones 4-6 1-6 9-7 9-7 6-3

Challenge Round Final

Bessie Moore d. Myrtle McAteer 6-4 3-6 7-5 2-6 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=5)

Preliminary Round

Marion Jones/Bessie Moore d. Jean Clark/Georgina Jones 6-1 6-2

1st Round (Semifinals)

Jones/Moore d. Chichester/Helen Green 6-2 6-4
Juliette Atkinson/Myrtle McAteer d. Dorothy Rastall/Elizabeth Rastall 6-3 6-0

Final

Juliette Atkinson/Myrtle McAteer d. Marion Jones/Bessie Moore default (Moore exhausted from final)

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=8)

1st Round

Marion Jones/Raymond Little d. Helen Wriggins/Elliott Field 6-1 6-1
Amy Fielding/Mantle Fielding d. Huldah Steel/W. W. Roper 6-2 6-0
Elizabeth Rastall/Albert Hoskins d. Georgina Jones/partner default *
Myrtle McAteer/Clyde Stevens d. Bessie Moore/John C. Davidson 6-2 6-2

Semifinals

M. Jones/Little d. Fielding/Fielding 6-1 6-1
McAteer/Stevens d. E. Rastall/Hoskins 6-4 6-3

Final

Marion Jones/Raymond Little d. Myrtle McAteer/Clyde Stevens 6-4 6-4 7-5

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Draw Notes:

*A default in the mixed as Georgina Jones probably couldn't find a partner.

Miss J. B. Clark=Jean Clark
Mrs Green=Helen Green

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Summary


Bessie Moore survived two grueling matches to win the national title. In the final she fought back from two sets down and match point at 6-7 to defeat Marion Jones. In the 5th set both women were exhausted to the point of leaning on their racquets. After 58 games Moore had passed her first trial. It was on to the Challenge Round to face defending champ McAteer.

Normally Bessie would have have no problems with McAteer, but the long semi had drained her of energy. "With general humidity out in full force" for the Challenge round. Though "taxed to the upmost", Moore prevailed after 47 games. Utterly spent by playing 105 games in two matches, she defaulted the doubles final. Concerns over the ladies health prompted the USTA to ban 3 of 5 set finals soon after, despite the wishes of most of the women.

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Dates: June 24 to June 28
Venue: Philadelphia Country Club, Wissahickon Heights, (Chesnut Hill) Philadelphia
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=17, plus holder)

Defender Bessie Moore "sits out" until Challenge Round.

Preliminary Round

Maud Haldeman d. Marjory Oberteuffer 6-3 6-3

1st Round

Clara Chase d. Huldah Steel 6-1 6-4
Juliette Atkinson d. Mary Lamb 6-2 6-0
Carrie Neely d. Ida Kitchen 6-0 6-2
Nona Closterman d. Haldeman 6-2 6-0

Helen Chapman d. Virginia Maule 6-1 6-2
Amy Fielding d. Helen Green 6-3 8-6
Marion Jones d. Beatrice Banks 6-1 6-2
Marie Wimer d. Maud Banks 6-4 9-7

Quarterfinals

Atkinson d. Chase 6-1 6-3
Neely d. Closterman 6-2 6-0
Chapman d. Fielding 6-4 3-6 7-5
Jones d. Wimer 6-4 6-0.

Semifinals

Neely d. Atkinson 8-6 3-6 6-2
Jones d. Chapman 6-1 6-0.

All-Comers Final


Marion Jones d. Carrie Neely 8-6 6-4

Challenge Round


Marion Jones d. Bessie Moore (holder) 6-1 1-0* retired (Moore fainted on court)

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Doubles (Draw=8)

1st Round

Maud Banks/Nona Closterman d. Beatrice Banks/Georgina Jones 6-1 6-3
Bessie Moore/Carrie Neely d. Maud Haldeman/Miss McClue 6-0 6-2
Juliette Atkinson/Marion Jones d. Helen Chapman/Bessie Rastall 6-1 6-1
Huldah Steel/Marie Wimer d. Evelyn Howell/Corrine Mock 6-1 6-0

Semifinals


M. Banks/Closterman d. Moore/Neely 6-2 6-0
Atkinson/M.Jones d. Steel/Wimer 6-2 6-3

Final

Juliette Atkinson/Marion Jones d. Maud Banks/Winona Closterman 6-2 7-5

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=6)

1st Round

Nona Closterman/William P. Rowland-bye
Bessie Moore/Wylie Grant d. Helen Chapman/Harry Allen 6-2 6-3
Bessie Rastall/Albert Hoskins d. Georgina Jones/Elliott Field 6-2 6-3
Huldah Steel/Samuel Callum-bye

Semifinals

Moore/Grant d. Closterman/Rowland 2-6 6-2 6-4
Rastall/Hoskins d. Steel/Callum 9-7 6-4

Final

Bessie Moore/Wylie Grant d. Bessie Rastall/Albert Hoskins 6-2 6-1

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Draw Notes:

Note: Get pics from local paper. They are fantastic! The first year of full page photos rather than artists sketches.

*The New York Times and New York Herald report the score as 6-2 (and not 6-1) 1-0 retired.

Amy Fielding=Mrs Mantle R Fielding, nee Amy Williams.
Bessie Rastall listed as "Edith" in Wright and Ditson's, but there is no Emily Rastall among the Rastall sisters.

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Summary
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With all the previous winners of the past 5 years entered interest ran high. The semis seeing the largest crowd ever. People got so out of hand "and interfered to such an extent that the benches" were removed from beside the court. The USTA unilaterally decides to stop the tradition of 3 of 5 set finals for the women. The paper notes that, "the holder of the title was not even consulted on the subject." The women mount a petition that "even hinted that one person alone" was responsible for the change, but the petiton was ignored.

Could the "one person" have been Westerner Marion Jones? The irony was in the final Besie Moore fainted in the second set, something that never had happened in longer matches. Moore had a high fever and was obviously off form from the start of the match. Jones gallantly refused to accept a retirement and proposed putting the match off. When Moore was still unwell after a couple of days Jones was declared the champion on June 30.

Jones nonetheless earned her title-from the start of the championships her hitting was harder than her form of previous years. In the all-comers final Carrie Neely put up a tremendous fight, having a set point in the opening chapter. In the end Jones won 8-6 6-4, scoring 87 points to 72 for Neely.

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Sources:

The New York HeraldThe New York Times
1903 Wright and Ditson's Lawn Tennis Guide. Pages 111-114

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lc...e=range&page=2

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lc...e=range&page=4

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lc...e=range&page=3

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Dates: June 24 to 27.
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon Heights, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=10, plus holder)

*Holder Marion Jones "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

Preliminary Round

Miriam Hall d. Helen Converse 6-2 6-0
Carrie Neely d. Mary Coates 6-1 6-0

1st Round (=Quarterfinals)

Bessie Moore d. Hall 6-1 6-3
Marjory Oberteuffer d. Gertrude Fetterman 6-2 6-3
Helen Chapman d. Corrine Mock 6-1 8-6
Neely d. Clara Chase 6-0 6-1

Semifinals

Moore d. Oberteuffer 6-0 6-0
Neely d. Chapman 6-0 6-1

All Comers Final

Bessie Moore d. Carrie Neely 6-2 6-4

Challenge Round

Bessie Moore d. Marion Jones (holder) 7-5 8-6

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Doubles (Draw=7)

Preliminary Round (=1st Round)

Miriam Hall/Miriam Jones d. Dorothy Rastall/Elizabeth Rastall 7-5 6-3
Mrs CO Coe/Mrs Platt d. Miss Lycett/Miss Morrice 6-2 6-1
Clara Chase/Helen Chapman d. Evelyn Howell/Corinne Mock 6-3 6-4
Bessie Moore/Carrie Neely-bye

Semifinals

Hall/Jones d. Coe/Platt 6-2 6-3
Moore/Neely d. Chapman/Chase 6-0 6-0

Final

Bessie Moore/Carrie Neely d. Miriam Hall/Marion Jones 4-6 6-1 6-1


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Mixed Doubles (Draw=8)

1st Round

Marion Jones/E. H. Mitchell d. Mrs Platt/Mr Platt default
Helen Chapman/Harry Allen d. Mrs Coe/A.N. Ather 6-1 6-1
Elizabeth Rastall/Albert Hoskins d. Lucy During/Elliott Field 6-2 6-4
Carrie Neely/William Rowland d. Bessie Moore/Wylie Grant 7-5 7-5

Semifinals

Chapman/Allen d. Jones/Mitchell ????
Neely/Rowland d. E Rastall/Hoskins ????

Final

Helen Chapman/Harry Allen d. Carrie Neely/William H Rowland 6-4 7-5

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Summary


Bessie Moore won the singles and doubles, but was denied a triple when she and her partner were upset in their first match of the mixed. Bessie and Wylie Grant were the defending champions.

Bessie plays a more daring game than the steady Carrie Neeley, who was overwhelmed in the final. She led defending champ Jones 5-2 in the opener before Jonos drew level to 5 all. Down the line winners helped Moore secure the set 7-5, The second set was also close, but Jones was unable to extend things to a third.

The doubles final took 2 hours. Moore played net and Neely back. Deuce was called 12 times in the 3rd game and 8 times in the 5th. After a tight first set of 6-4 against them Moore and Neely ran away with matters, closing out 6-1 6-1

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Draw Notes

Missing mixed semifinals scores. These matches were played on the last day before the final.

Helen P Chapman is from Philadelphia.
Mary Coates plays for Merion Cricket Club
Helen P Converse is from Philadelphia.
Gertrude Fetterman plays for the Philadelphia Cricket Club
Corrine Mock (listed as Mack in some papers) is from Philadelphia. Spalding uses "Mock".
Marjory (and not Marjorie or Margery) F Oberteuffer plays for Merion Cricket Club
Rastall sisters (Dorothy and Elizabeth J) "Pennsylvania State Champions".

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Sources

1904 Spaldings Tennis Annual, page 119

Newspapers from the Library of Congress, especially the New York Tribune.

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Dates: June 21 to 25
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon Heights, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=17, plus holder)


*Holder Bessie Moore "sits out" until the final.

Preliminary Round

Margaret Roberts d. Lucy Duhring 7-5 6-2

1st Round

Helen Homans d. Laura Fischer 6-2 6-0
Carrie Neely d. Margaret Le Roy 6-2 6-0
Miriam Hall d. Roberts 6-1 6-1
Marie Wimer d. Louise Denegre default

Clara Chase d. Anna Wallace 6-1 2-6 6-4
Sarah Coffin d. Helen Rodgers 6-2 6-1
Frances Stotesbury d. Gertrude Fetterman 10-8 6-3
May Sutton d. Evelyn Howell 6-2 6-1

Quarterfianals


Homans d. Neely 7-5 11-9
Hall d. Wimer 6-3 6-2
Coffin d. Chase 6-3 6-2
Sutton d. Stotesbury 6-1 6-0

Semifinals

Homans d. Hall 6-4 6-3
Sutton d. Coffin 6-1 6-0

All Comer's Final


May Sutton d. Helen Homans 6-1 6-1

Challenge Round Final

May Sutton d. Bessie Moore (holder) 6-1 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=10)



Preliminary round


Miriam Hall/May Sutton d. Evelyn Howell/Margaret Le Roy 6-1 6-0
Laura Fischer/Margaret Roberts-bye
Dorothy Baird/Clara Chase-bye
Lucy Duhring/Helen Rodgers-bye

Sarah Coffin/Helen Homans-bye
Elizabeth Gilbert/Dorothy Hibbs-bye
Bessie Moore/Carrie Neely-bye
Elizabeth Potter/Frances Stotesbury d. Miss Green/Miss Green default

Quarterfinals


Hall/Sutton d. Fischer/Roberts 6-0 6-0
Baird/Chase d. Duhring/Rodgers 6-2 6-4
Sarah Coffin/Helen Homans d. Gilbert/Hibbs 4-6 6-4 6-1
Bessie Moore/Carrie Neely d. Potter/Stotesbury 6-0 6-1

Semifinals


Moore/Neely d. Baird/Chase 6-2 6-2
Hall/Sutton d. Coffin/Homans 6-4 6-1

Final

Miriam Hall/May Sutton d. Bessie Moore/Carrie Neely 3-6 6-3 6-3

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Mixed doubles (Draw=12)

Preliminary Round

Helen Homans/William F. Rowland-bye
Miriam Hall/Samuel Collum-bye
Sarah Coffin/F.H. Bates d. Frances Stotesbury/Edward B Dewhurst (NZ) default
May Sutton/Frederick B. Dallas d. Mildred Patton/Henry Patton 6-1 8-6

Bessie Moore/Wylie C. Grant d. Lucy Duhring/Elliott Field 6-3 6-3
Carrie Neely/Harry Allen d. Evelyn Howell/George Willing Jr 6-1 6-2
Elizabeth Gilbert/Albert Hoskins-bye
Margaret LeRoy/R. C. Thayer-bye

1st Round (=Quarterfinals)

Moore/Grant d. Neely/Allen 7-5 6-4
Gilbert/Hoskins d. LeRoy/Thayer 6-1 6-4
Hall/Collum d. Homans/Rowland 6-4 6-3
Sutton/Dallas d. Coffin/Bates 6-1 6-2

Semifinals


Moore/Grant d. Gilbert/Hoskins 6-1 6-4
Sutton/Dallas d. Hall/Collum 9-7 5-7 6-1

Final

Bessie Moore/Wylie Grant d. May Sutton/Frederick B. Dallas 6-2 6-1

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Draw Notes:

In exact draw order from the Philadelphia Record. We are missing 3 Preliminary results from the mixed doubles.

Louise Denegre played for the Philadelphia CC
Elizabeth V Potter played doubles only
Margaret S. Roberts played for the Germantown CC
Helen Rodgers is incorrectly called Rogers by the Philadelphia Record and Wright and Ditson.
Frances Stotesbury played for Huntington Valley Country Club
Anna E. Wallace played for the Moorestown Field Club
Mrs. William G. Fischer played for the Germantown CC. Before marriage she was Laura Henson, the 1897 Mixed champion.

Harry F Allen
Samuel H. Collum was later President of the USTA.

Missing names for:

The Misses Green of Merion CC entered in the doubles but defaulted. One Phyllis Green represented Merion CC in 1908-a strong possible match.

Missing male names for:

F.H. Bates played for Huntington Valley Country Club
H. B. Patton
R. C. Thayer

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Sources:

The New York Times
The Philadelphia Record
Wright and Ditson Lawn Tennis Guide for 1905.
(pages 98-102)https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?...view=1up;seq=7


https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en[A list of all the entrants and their home clubs]

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en [useful for the Mixed draw in draw order]

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en [with several photos]

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en [Report on the final matches]

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Summary:

From the start May Sutton has taken the City of Brotherly Love by storm. The Californian shows no signs of sisterly love in mowing down her opposition. Despite the lack of a close march record numbers show to see the golden girl from the West. All are impressed. The Philadelphia Record wrote, 'Her driving is a marvel of strength and accuracy, and she was few superiors even among members of the other sex.' While sticking mainly to the baseline, Sutton also employs a swing volley from midcourt to swiftly end many rallies.

May dropped a mere 10 games in five matches. The largest crowd ever to attend at Wisshickon come out in the hopes that the steady play of Bessie Moore can at least extend the Californian. All their hopes are in vain. Moore squeezes out 3 games, better than most others vs Sutton, but can make no headway as May's battering forehand hits through her or runs Bessie from corner to corner in exhaustion.

Sutton also captured the doubles with fellow Californian Miriam Hall. Here at least they met some opposition, as Carrie Neely and Bessie Moore won the first set. Neely shone at the net with her fine volleys. The final score was 3-6 6-3 6-3.

Moore and Grant took the mixed with ease. They have played as a pair for several years, and it showed in their exceptional teamwork.

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Dates: June 20-24
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club at Wissahickon Heights, Chesnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=18)

Holder May Sutton did not defend her title.

Preliminary Round

Augusta Hobart d. Eleanor Cohen 6-4 6-0
Anna Coates d. Helen Rodgers 6-1 6-1

First Round

Bessie Moore d. Hobart 6-1 6-1
Carrie Neely d. Katharine Morris 6-0 6-1
Margaret LeRoy d. Virginia Maule 6-2 6-2
Clara Chase d. Helen Hodge 6-4 6-1

Eugenia Wainwright d. Louise Ostheimer 6-4 6-4
Helen Homans d. Gertrude Fetterman 8-6 6-0
Evelyn Howell d. Ethel Wimer 6-1 7-9 6-2
Coates d. Lucy Duhring 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

Moore d. Neely 4-6 6-1 6-2
LeRoy d. Chase 6-3 6-8 6-1
Homans d. Wainwright default
Coates d. Howell 6-2 7-5

Seminfinals

Moore d. LeRoy 6-1 6-3
Homans d. Coates 6-1 6-0

Final

Bessie Moore d. Helen Homans 6-4 5-7 6-1

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Doubles (Draw=5)


Preliminary Round


Clara Chase/Augusta Hobart d. Margaret LeRoy/Eugenia Wainwright 6-3 4-6 6-2

Semifinals

Virginia Maule/Marjorie Obertueffer d. Lucy Duhring/Helen Rodgers 6-3 6-2
Helen Homans/Carrie Neely d Chase/Hobart 6-1 6-0

Final

Helen Homans/Carrie Neely d. Virginia Maule/Marjorie Oberteuffer 6-0 6-1

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=11)

Preliminary Round

Helen Homans/Harry Allen-bye
Margaret Le Roy/Russell Thayer Jr-bye
Augusta Hobart/Clarence Hobart d. Eleanor Cohen/Henry Patton 6-2 6-4
Evelyn Howell/George Willing d. Gertrude Fetterman/H. Jordan 1-6 8-6 6-3

Miss Dixon/William Trotter d. Helen Rodgers/William Rodgers 6-2 6-1
Bessie Moore/Edward Dewhurst (NZ)-bye
Claire Johnson/Wallace Johnson-bye
Agnes Groome/F. M. Mackie-bye


First Round (=Quarterfinals)

Homans/Allen d. Le Roy/Thayer 6-3 6-2
Hobart/Hobart d. Howell/Willing 6-3 6-0
Moore/Dewhurst d. Dixon/Trotter 6-4 6-2
Johnson/Johnson d. Groome/Mackie 6-4 6-2

Semifinals

Hobart/Hobart d. Homans/Allen 8-6 6-3
Moore/Dewhurst d Johnson/Johnson 6-3 6-1

Final

Augusta Hobart/Clarence Hobart d. Bessie Moore/Edward Dewhurst 6-2 6-4

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Draw notes

Anna Coates=Mrs Benjamin Coates.
Eleanor Cohen played for Merion CC.
Per Bud Collins Edward Dewhurst went by "Ed".
Claire M. Johnson and Wallace J. Johnson are probably a sister/brother pairing. The New York Tribune calls them "the youngest pair in the tournament."
Marjorie Obertuffer listed as Miss M.F. Obertuffer
Miss Helen A. Rodgers and William H. Rodgers are a sister/brother pairing.
Eugenia Wainwright=Mrs Eugenia Wainwright

Ethel Wimer was the lesser know sister of Marie Wimer. They were from Washington DC. Some papers assumed it was Marie, But Wright and Ditson explicitly informs us it Ethel Wimer "the sister of Miss Marie Wimer, who has ben a frequent visitor to Wissahickon." (p 89, Wright and Ditson)

Henry Patton=H. B. Patton, of the Philadelphia CC
Russell Thayer Jr was one of the many tennis playing Thayers. He should=RC Thayer Jr.
William Trotter =William Henry Trotter. See https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/P...80/183080.html

Missing First Names

Miss Dixon

H. Jordan
F. M. Mackie might=Fergus Monrie Mackie. If so he was 61! http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...391547&df=all&

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Sources

The New York Tribune.
The Philadelphia Record
1906 Wright and Ditson Tennis Annual, pages 89-92

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en [page 13]

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en [page 10]

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lc...arRange&page=1 [All the Thayers]

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Summary

Holder May Sutton does not defend, as she is competing at Wimbledon. This leaves a wide open field. Bessie Moore takes advantage of the opportunity. For two sets the final she won over Helen Homans was a close one. The first set was tied as 4 all-then Moore won two games running. The second set was almost a mirror image-except it was Homans who took two games running from 5 all in the second. Moore stayed keen in the final chapter while Homans tired. It was 6-4 5-7 6-1 for the visiting New Yorker. Bessie Moore wins her 4th US title, a record at this time that will remain unbroken until beaten by Molla Mallory almost 20 years later.

Augusta and Clarence Hobart take the mixed doubles. Their marital bond extends to good teamwork on the court. Mrs Hobart's clever volleying was an asset in all their victories.

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Dates: June 19-25
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=34)

Defending champ Bessie Moore does not defend.

Preliminary Round


Virginia Maule d. Lena Duhring default
Gertrude Fetterman d. Helen Kimball 6-3 7-5

First Round

Helen Homans d. Lucy Duhring 6-0 6-1
Lily Newhall d. Elizabeth Ostheimer 6-3 6-4
Rachel Harlan d. E. Clement 6-0 6-2
Marjory Oberteuffer d. Myriam Rudderow default
Clover Boldt d. Claire Kulp 6-1 6-0
Clara Chase d. M. Potter 6-1 6-0
Edith Rotch d. Myriam Clements 6-1 6-0
Virginia Maule d. Elizabeth Taylor 7-5 6-4

Gertrude Fetterman d. Greta Lewis 6-2 6-3
Blanche Chauveau d. Sarah Coffin default
Bertha Toulmin d. Helen Rodgers default
Matilda Borda d. Louise Ostheimer 6-0 6-0
Maude Barger-Wallach d. Mrs. H. Warren Lewis 6-1 6-1
Margaret Johnson d. Anna Coates 6-1 6-2
Gray Werner d. Nellie Ostheimer 6-1 6-4
Anita McCall d. Elsie Ross 6-4 6-3

Second Round


Homans d. Newhall 6-1 6-1
Harlan d. Oberteuffer 6-3 6-2
Boldt d. Chase 6-3 7-5
Rotch d. Maule 6-4 6-1

Fetterman d. Chaveau 6-1 6-1
Toulmin d. Borda 6-2 2-6 6-3
Barger-Wallach d. Johnson 6-4 6-2
McCall d. Werner 2-6 6-3 8-6

Quarterfinals

Homans d. Harlan 4-6 6-4 6-4
Rotch d. Boldt 6-1 4-6 6-0
Toulmin d. Fetterman 6-1 6-2
Barger-Wallach d. McCall 6-1 6-0

Semifinals

Homans d. Rotch 6-2 6-3
Barger-Wallach d. Toulmin 6-2 6-3

Final

Helen Homans d. Maud Barger-Wallach 6-4 6-3.

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Doubles (Draw=16)

First Round

Annie Coe/Ethel Platt d. Marion Cresswell/Miss Florence 6-1 6-0
Greta Lewis/Lily Newhall d. Blanche Chauveau/M. Potter 6-4 6-1
Clara Chase/Edith Rotch d. Helen Kimball/Anetta McCall 6-1 7-5
Lucy Duhring/Elsie Ross d. Miss Cochran/Violet Ridgeway 1-6 6-4 6-1

Clover Boldt/Helen Homans d. Gertrude Fetterman/Rebecca Lycett 6-0 6-2
Elizabeth Ostheimer/Louise Ostheimer d. Eleanor Cohen/Catherine McFadden 7-5 6-1
Bertha Toulmin/Mrs Work d. E Duhring/Helen Rodgers 6-2 5-7 7-5
Sarah Coffin/Margaret Johnson d. Virginia Maule/Marjorie Oberteuffer 6-1 6-4

Quarterfinals

Coe/Platt d. Lewis/Newhall default
Chase/Rotch d. L. Duhring/Ross 6-2 6-2
Boldt/Homans d. Ostheimer/Ostheimer 6-1 6-1
Coffin/Johnson d. Toulmin/Work 8-6 6-2

Semifinals


Coe/Platt d. Chase/Rotch ????
Boldt/Homans d. Coffin/Johnson 6-2 3-6 6-2.

Final

Annie Coe/Ethel Platt d. Clover Boldt/Helen Homans 6-4 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=19)


1st Round

Miss Mellor/FL Wood d Lucy Duhring/RC Thayer 6-2 6-4
Sarah Coffin/Edward Dewhurst (NZ) d Lily Newell/Alex Thayer 6-1 6-4
Ethel Platt/Dan Platt d Violet Ridgeway/Thomas Ridgeway 6-4 6-1

2nd Round

Margaret Johnson/Wallace Johnson d. Clover Boldt/Nat Niles 8-6 6-4
Annie Coe/Louis Coe d. Mellor/Wood default
Mrs Work/Carroll Bunting d. Helen Homans/Robert Seaver 0-6 6-3 6-1
Bertha Toulmin/HC Townsend d. Catherine McFadden/FE Dixon 6-4 6-3

Eleanor Cohen/W. Rowland d. Miss Cochran/Edward Lloyd 6-3 6-1
Mrs Davis/CC Willits d. Rachel Harlan/Albert Hoskins default
Coffin/Dewhurst d. Platt/Platt 6-3 6-4
Louise Dixon/William Trotter d. Claire Johnson/Wallace Johnson 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals


Johnson/Johnson d Coe/Coe 6-3 7-5
Toulmin/Townsend d. Work/Bunting default
Cohen/Rowland d Davis/Willits 6-2 6-2
Coffin/Dewhurst d Dixon/Trotter default

Semifinals


Johnson/Johnson d Toulmin/Townsend 6-4 5-7 6-4
Coffin/Dewhurst d Cohen/Rowland ????

Final

Sarah Coffin/Edward Dewhurt (Aus) d. Margaret Johnson/Wallace Johnson 6-3 7-5

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Draw notes:

Note that there were 2 pairs of Johnsons in the mixed event.

E Clement was from Haddonfield, NJ.
Sara Coffin was from Staten Island.
Margaret W Johnson was from Staten Island. W.T. Johnson is probably her brother.
Claire Kulp was from Trenton, NJ.
Anetta G. McCall was from Philadelphia (some sources list her as "Anita").
Myriam T. Rudderow was from Haddonfield, NJ.
Bertha (nee Townsend) was probably playing mixed with her brother HC Townsend.
Werner, Gray is from Haddonfield, NJ

Edward B Dewhurst was from Australia.

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Summary

Defending champ Bessie Moore and the tennis sensation May Sutton are both absent, dimming much interest. All eyes are on Sutton as she competes in England for the coveted Wimbledon prize. The women's final is on Saturday the 23rd. Rain delays the doubles and mixed finals until Monday.

The NYT reports that the women's doubles final was taken by a team "that took few chances, and played mostly from the back court. Miss Homans was the only one of the four who did any volleying."

In the first set Miss Homans seemed unable to control her usually effective back-hand strokes but at 1-4 down showed marked improvement in both speed and accuracy. Although the general average of the play was inferior to that of years past, Miss Homans' victory was a popular one. Her name will be the first to be inscribed on the new championship cup (Spaldings Lawn Tennis Annual)

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Sources:

Grand Slam record book
New York Tribune
Wright and Ditson gives a summary (pages 94 to 98) but not the draw.

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Dates: June 25 to July 2
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon Heights, Chesnut Hill (St. Martins), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=40)

*Holder Helen Homans does not defend her title.

1st Round

Elizabeth Ostheimer-bye
Martha Groome-bye
Nellie Ostheimer -bye.
Miss Hopkins-bye
Evelyn Sears-bye
Gertrude Ostheimer-bye
Marie Wagner-bye
Catherine McFadden-bye

Augusta Chapman-bye
Anita Clothier-bye
Clara Chase-bye
Natalie Wildey-bye
Agnes Groome d. Helen Hodge 6-2 6-2
Marie Wimer d. Claire Kulp 6-3 6-1
Natalie Elwyn d. Gertrude Fetterman default
Phyllis Green d. Matilda Borda 7-5 6-4

Edna Wildey d. Caroline Clothier 6-2 6-0
Mildred Wildey d. Marie Disston 6-4 6-4
Rachel Harlan d. Lucy Disston 6-3 6-4
Margaret Roberts d. Lucy Duhring 6-4 6-4
Maud Barger-Wallach-bye
Helen Rodgers-bye
Carrie Neely-bye
Louise Ostheimer-bye

Emily Scott-bye
Miss N. Williams-bye
Margaret Leroy-bye
Mary Sears-bye
Helen Pouch-bye
Miss B. Lewis-bye
Mary Coates-bye
Miss E Thompson-bye

2nd Round


E Ostheimer d. M Groome 6-2 7-5
N Ostheimer d. Hopkins 6-3 7-5
E Sears d. G Ostheimer 6-0 6-1
Wagner d. McFadden 6-3 6-0
Chapman d. Clothier 6-0 6-1
Chase d. N Wildey 3-6 8-6 7-5
Wimer d. A Groome 6-2 6-2
Green d. Elwyn 6-2 6-0

E Wildey d. M Wildey 6-2 6-1
Harlan d. Roberts 6-1 6-4
Barger-Wallach d. Rodgers 6-2 6-0
Neely d. L Ostheimer 6-3 6-1
Scott d. Williams 6-2 6-2
Leroy d. M Sears default
Helen Pouch d. Lewis 6-1 6-0
Coates d. Thompson 6-3 6-0

3rd Round

E Ostheimer d. N Ostheimer 6-2 6-1
E Sears d. Wagner 6-2 6-4
Chapman d. Chase 6-3 6-3
Green d. Wimer 4-6 6-4 6-2

Harlan d. E Wildey 6-4 6-2
Neely d. Barger-Wallach 6-2 8-10 6-4
Scott d. Leroy 6-3 6-1
Pouch d. Coates 6-2 6-4

Quarterfinals

E Sears d. E Ostheimer 6-1 6-1
Chapman d. Green 6-2 6-0
Neely d. Harlan 2-6 6-4 6-3
Pouch d. Scott 6-4 6-2

Semifinals

E Sears d. Chapman 6-2 6-1
Neely d. Pouch 8-6 7-5

Final

Evelyn Sears d. Carrie Neely 6-3 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=14 confirmed, 15 per Wright and Ditson)

1st Round

Clara Chase/Evelyn Sears-bye
Helen Rogers/ Marion Sharswood d. Ostheimer/Ostheimer 6-4 9-11 6-3
Edna Wildey/Natalie Wildey d. Margaret LeRoy/Eugenia Wainright 6-1 6-1
Agnes Groome/Catherine McFadden d. Katherine Morris/E. Taylor 6-1 6-2

Carrie Neely/Marie Wimer d. Augusta Chapman/Helen Pouch 6-3 7-5
Helen Hodge/Miss Ross d. Caroline Clothier/Nellie Osteheimer 6-3 6-3
Anita Clothier/Martha Groome d. Miss Hopkins/Miss Martin 6-2 6-1
Marie Disston/Lucy Duhring-bye

Quarterfinals

Chase/Sears d Rogers/Sharswood ????
Wildey/Wildey d A Groome/McFadden 8-6 6-4
Neely/Weimer d Hodge/Ross 6-2 6-3
Clothier/M Groome d Disston/Duhring 6-4 6-4

Semifinals

Wildey/Wildey d Chase/Sears default
Neely/Wimer d Clothier/M. Groome 6-2 6-1

Final

Carrie Neely/Marie Wimer d. Edna Wildey/Natalie Wildey 6-1 2-6 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=20)

1st Round

Edna Wildey/Dean Mathey-bye
Matilda Borda/Alex Thayer-bye
Miss Cutter/William Jordan-bye
Claire Kulp/O. Olyphant-bye
Anita Clothier/HB Register-bye
Evelyn Howell/George Willing-bye
May Sayers/Wallace Johnson d. Agnes Groom/WH Rowland 6-4 6-8 6-4
Catherine McFadden/FE Dixon d. Rachel Harlan/Philip Hawk 6-3 7-5

Natalie Wildey/Herbert Morris Tilden d. Mary Coates/Arthur Jackson 6-4 6-4
Mrs FB Gilbert/Albert Hoskins d. Caroline Clothier/A. Porter 6-1 6-2
Elizabeth Rastall/RL James-bye
Martha Groome/FE Hood-bye
Margaret LeRoy/R. Thayer-bye
Gertrude Fetterman/RN Brookfield-bye
Marie Wagner/Edward Dewhurst (Aus)-bye
Augusta Chapman/Nat Niles-bye

2nd Round

E Wildey/Mathey d. Borda/A. Thayer 6-2 6-2
Cutter/Jordan d. Kulp/Olyphant 6-3 6-1
A Clothier/Register d. Howell/Willing 6-2 3-6 7-5
Sayres/Johnson d McFadden/Dixon 6-3 6-3

N Wildey/Tilden d Gilbert/Hoskins 6-2 4-6 6-3
Rastall/James d. Groome/Hood 6-2 6-1
LeRoy/R Thayer d. Fetterman/Brookfield 6-2 6-4
Wagner/Dewhurst d. Chapman/Niles 6-2 7-5

Quarterfinals

E Wildey/Mathey d. Cutter/Johnson ????
Sayres/Johnson d Clothier/Register 6-2 4-6 6-3
N Wildey/Tilden d Rastall/James ????
Wagner/Dewhurst d LeRoy/R Thayer 6-4 6-2

Semifinals

Sayres/Johnson d. E Wildey/Mathey 6-4 6-2
N Wildey/Tilden d Wagner/Dewhurst 6-1 2-6 6-4

Final

May Sayres/Wallace Johnson d. Natalie Wildey/Herbert Morris Tilden 6-1 7-5

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Draw Notes
:

Missing 2 QF results in the Mixed doubles-probable defaults

Mary Coates was from Philadelphia.
Mrs. Thomas Elwyn Natalie Jenness (Source: 1908 Philadelphia Social Register). She played for Philadelphia CC.
Agnes Groome played for Merion CC.
Albert Hoskins was President of the Belmont CC.
May Sayres was from Merion CC.
Emily Scott was from New York.
Mary Sears also listed as May Sears. She was from Philadelphia and not related to Evelyn.
Marion Sharswood (Spalding) is listed as Margaret Sharwood by The Philadelphia Record

Spalding and all other sources use W Morris Tilden-but he was known as Herbert Morris Tilden, older brother of legendary Bill Tilden.

Missing full names for:

Miss Cutter (mixed doubles)
Mrs FB Gilbert (mixed doubles)
Miss Hopkins played for Philadelphia CC
Miss B. Lewis played for Philadelphia CC
Miss Martin (doubles only)
Miss E. Taylor (doubles only)
Miss E Thompson played for Philadelphia CC
Miss N. Williams

Missing male first names for:


RN Brookfield
FE Dixon (who attended Princeton)
FE Hood
RL James (who played for Belmont CC)
O. Olyphant (Oliphant according to the Philadelphia Record)
A Porter
HB Register(who attended the University of Pennsylvania)
WH Rowland
R Thayer

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Sources
:

The Philadelphia Record

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en

1908 Spalding Tennis Guide. [pages 123-125. It also lists the clubs each woman represented]

1908 Wright and Ditson Tennis Guide [pages 76-77 and 96-102]

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?...iew=1up;seq=13


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Summary:

Defending champion Helen Homans will not attempt to defend her title. She is too busy preparing for her wedding to Marshall McLean, which takes place during the championships.

All the women were from the east except for Carrie Neely of Cincinnati. The best American female, May Sutton, is competing at Wimbledon. Bostonian socialite Evelyn Sears wins. Sears is left-handed-making her the first left-handed grand slam singles champion. (June 29, p 10 of the PR).

Family ties were prominent-there were 2 Groome sisters, 3 Wildey sisters (Edna, Mildred, and Nathalie) and an even bigger gaggle of Ostheimers, with 4 sisters in all: Elizabeth ("Bessie"), Gertrude, Louise, and Nellie. This may well be a record for a what are now considered major events.

In the third round Neely had a tough time with frail Newport socialite Maud Barger-Wallach, who took the second set 10-8. In the last set Maud got a cramp in her arm. When Maud fell to the ground many spectators and officials ran on court to help. Play was stopped several minutes "til she recovered", as Neely resolutely turned down an offer of a default. When play resumed Neely finished off her tired foe. Maud won the title in 1908 and often played with her doctor present courtside! This was the match of the tournament.

Neely used her endurance to turn the tide in a three set quarterfinal win over Rachel Harlan. Harlan ran Neely off the court in the first set with cross court shots but ran out of steam as Carrie won 2-6 6-4 6-3. Rachel waits for her opponents to miss, so when Carrie resorted to the same style points went on forever. "Miss Neely was more aggressive at the critical moments" declared The Record.

Sears easily bested Mrs Chapman in one semi to await the winner of Neely and Mrs Pouch. The other semi was held two days later due to rain. Starting in the morning, Carrie prevailed in two tough sets before lunch. When the committee asked her to play the final in the afternoon she balked. Officials were ready to default Neely, but Sears gallantly refused to take the title under such circumstances. This put the final off until Monday.

With two day's restNeely's decision to delay the final looked wise, as she won the first 3 games. Then the tide turned as Sears ran Neely to the corners with cross court drives that prevented Carrie from gaining the net. Sears often hit winners off of the service return, quickly gaining six consecutive games for the set. Neely never recovered and Sears waltzed to a 6-3 6-2 victory on the strength of her forehand and the ability to run like a rabbit. 'The Champion [Miss Sear] does not come in to the net at all, and her backhand is surprisingly weak.' (Wright and Ditson)

Wimer's clever volleying tipped the scales in a close doubles final. Tactics also played a role, as Neely and Wimer hit many winners down the alleys after first hitting to the middle against the Wildey sisters. Evelyn Sears felt she had to default in the doubles due to exhaustion from singles.

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Dates: June 22-June 29
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon Heights, Chesnut Hill (St. Martins), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=57, plus holder )

Holder Evelyn Sears "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

1st Round


Gertrude Hollis-bye
Louise Ostheimer-bye
Erna Marcus-bye
Helen Pouch d. Marie Lavino 6-1 6-0
Elizabeth McCarthy d. Elizabeth Taylor default
Louise Hammond d. Mary Pilling 6-3 6-1
Miss EP Ross d. Catherine McFadden default
Edith Rotch d. Clare Cassel default

Clare Johnson d. Clara Kutroff 7-5 2-0 retired (fainted in broiling heat)
Clover Miles d. Mrs CA Fry 6-0 6-1
Matilda Borda d. Clara Chase 4-6 6-3 6-2
Margaret Curtis d. Catherine Morris 6-2 6-2
Maud Barger-Wallach d. Helen Alexander 6-0 6-1
Emily Scott d. Augusta Chapman default
Natalie Wildey d. Helen Dodge 7-5 9-7
Mary Coates d. Eugenia Wainwright 4-6 6-3 6-1

Edna Wildey d. Merion Cresswell default
Elsie Little d. Miss C Henry 6-0 6-1
Margaret Johnson d. Margaret Roberts 6-2 6-3
Miriam Steever d. Marie Aufermann 6-3 1-6 6-1
Margaret LeRoy d. Elizabeth Keen 6-3 6-0
Esther Smith d. Mrs Frederick Kennedy 6-1 6-1
Blanche Bumstead d. Helen Rodgers 6-2 6-2
Eleanor Cohen d. Louise Colton 7-5 6-4

Marie Wagner d. Anna Cutter default
Nellie Ostheimer d. Alida Fox default
Mary Merrick d. Agnes Hutchinson default
Marion Swords d. Julia Lewis default
Eleanor Hopkins-bye
Carrie Neely-bye
Miss Tausig-bye
Elizabeth Ostheimer-bye

2nd Round

L Ostheimer d. Hollis 6-2 6-1
Pouch d. Marcus 6-3 6-1
Hammond d. McCarthy 2-6 6-1 6-3
Rotch d. Ross 6-0 6-1
Miles d. C Johnson 6-1 7-5
Borda d. Curtis 2-6 6-3 6-3
Barger-Wallach d. Scott 6-2 6-3
N Wildey d. Coates 1-6 6-2 6-3

E Wildey d. Little 10-8 6-3
Johnson d. Steever 6-4 7-9 6-4
LeRoy d. Smith 6-2 0-6 6-3
Cohen d. Bumstead 7-5 1-0 retired
Wagner d. N Ostheimer 6-0 6-0
Swords d. Merrick 6-4 6-3
Carrie Neely d. Hopkins 6-3 6-1
E Ostheimer d. Tausig 6-3 6-1

3rd Round

Pouch d. L. Ostheimer 6-3 7-5
Rotch d. Hammond 6-2 6-2
Borda d. Miles 6-4 6-3
Barger-Wallach d. N Wildey 6-4 6-3

M Johnson d. E Wildey 3-6 7-5 6-2
Cohen d. LeRoy 6-3 6-3
Wagner d. Swords 6-2 6-1
Neely d. E Ostheimer 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinals

Rotch d. Pouch 2-6 7-5 6-1
Barger-Wallach d. Borda 6-3 6-2
M. Johnson d. Cohen 8-6 6-2
Wagner d. Neely 6-4 4-6 7-5

Semifinals

Barger-Wallach d. Rotch 6-2 6-4
Wagner d. M. Johnson 7-5 6-2

All Comer's Final

Maud Barger-Wallach d. Marie Wagner 4-6 6-1 6-3

Challege Round

Maud Barger-Wallach d. Evelyn Sears (holder) 6-2 1-6 6-3

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Doubles (Draw=20)


Preliminary Round

Marie Aufermann/Esther Smith-bye
Helen Dodge/Mary Pilling-bye
Eleanor Cohen/Edith Rotch d. Clare Cassel/Louise Colton default
Margaret Curtis/Evelyn Sears-bye
Edna Marcus/Clover Miles-bye
Margaret Roberts/Helen Rodgers-bye
Edna Wildey/Natalie Wildey d. Matilda Borda/Katherine Morris 6-0 6-2
Bessie Moore/Helen Pouch d. Mary Merrick/Miss EP Ross 7-5 6-0

Louise Hammond/Elsie Little-bye
Elizabeth McCarthy/Marie Wagner-bye
Helen Alexander/Miss Disston-bye
Elizabeth Ostheimer/Louise Ostheimer-bye
Miss Fleming/Emily Weaver-bye
Margaret LeRoy/Eugenia Wainwright d. Margaret Johnson/Miss Souther default
Anna Cutter/Mrs Frank Kennedy-bye
Carrie Neely/Miriam Steever-bye

1st Round

Auferman/Smith d. Dodge/Pilling 6-1 6-4
Curtis/Sears d. Cohen/Rotch 6-2 6-2
Marcus/Miles d. Roberts/Rodgers 6-0 6-1
Wildey/Wildey d. Moore/Pouch 3-6 6-3 6-2

Hammond/Little d. McCarthy/Wagner 6-3 5-7 6-0
Ostheimer/Ostheimer d. Alexander/Disston 6-2 6-4
Fleming/Weaver d. LeRoy/Wainwright 6-0 6-4
Neely/Steever d. Cutter/Kennedy 6-0 6-4

Quarterfinals

Curtis/Sears d. Aufferman/Smith 6-0 6-4
Wildey/Wildey d. Marcus/Miles 6-4 7-5
Hammond/Little d. Ostheimer/Ostheimer 6-2 6-2
Neely/Steever d. Fleming/Weaver 6-1 7-5

Semifinals


Curtis/Sears d. Wildey/Wildey 6-3 6-1
Neely/Steever d. Hammond/Little 1-6 7-5 6-2

Final

Margaret Curtis/Evelyn Sears d. Carrie Neely/Miriam Steever 6-3 5-7 9-7

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=27)

1st Round

Edith Rotch/Nat Niles-bye
Elsie Little/John Carpenter-bye
Evelyn Sears/Alfred Dabney d. Blanche Bumstead/Edward Dewhurst (Aus) 5-7 6-2 6-1
Catherine McFadden/WS Thomson d. Clare Cassel/C Atherton 6-3 5-7 6-3
Maud Barger-Wallach/Beals Wright d. Mrs Krumbhaar/Mr Krumbhaar default
Louise Colton/Alex Thayer d. Marie Wagner/default
Clara Kutroff/Herbert Morris Tilden d. Helen Pouch/William Pouch 4-6 6-4 6-3

Clover Miles/Irving Wright d. Mrs Henry/WH Stroud 6-0 6-1
Clare Johnson/Wallace Johnson d. Anna Cutter/partner default
Margaret LeRoy/R Thayer d. Margaret Curtis/partner default
Edna Wildey/Dean Mathey d. Margaret Johnson/WH Rowland 6-4 6-3
Miss Yarnell/R Evans d. Emily Weaver/Spencer Weaver default
Louise Hammond/Raymond Little-bye
May Sayres/HB Register-bye
Marie Lavino/WM Stewart 3rd-bye

2nd Round

Rotch/Niles d. Little/Carpenter 6-3 6-3
Sears/Dabney d. McFadden/Thompson 6-3 7-5
Barger-Wallach/B Wright d. Colton/A Thayer 6-1 6-1
N Wildey/WM Tilden d. Kutroff/HM Tilden default

Miles/I Wright d. C Johnson/Johnson 2-6 6-4 7-5
E Wildey/Mathey d/ LeRoy/R Thayer 6-3 6-3
Hammond/Little d. Yarnell/Evans 6-1 6-0
Sayres/Register d. Lavino/Stewart 5-7 6-1 7-5

Quarterfinals

Rotch/Niles d. Sears/Dabney 6-2 6-1
Barger-Wallach/B Wright d. N Wildey/WM Tilden 6-3 6-2
Miles/I Wright d. E Wildey/Mathey 3-6 6-4 6-1
Hammond/Little d. Sayres/Register 6-2 6-3

Semifinals

Rotch/Niles d. Barger-Wallach/B Wright 6-3 6-3
Hammond/Little d. Miles/I Wright 5-7 6-4 6-0

Final

Edith Rotch/Nat Niles d. Louise Hammond/Raymond Little 6-4 4-6 6-4

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Draw notes:

Helen Alexander represents the Philadelphia CC.
Mrs Walter A Auffermann is from Staten Island
Mrs CW Bumstead (nee Blanche Roberts) is from Englewood, New Jersey.
Louise Colton is from Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Margaret Curtis is from Boston.
Mrs Kern Dodge (nee Helen P Greene) represents Merion CC.
Mrs CA Fry is from the Philadelphia CC.
Clare Johnson is from Overbrook
Elizabeth Keen was from Belmont CC.
Mrs Frederick Kennedy was from Merion CC
Mrs George Lavino (nee Marie L Denegre) played for the Philadelphia Cricket Club
Mrs AH McCarthy (nee Elizabeth Larned) is from Plainfield, New Jersey and is a member of the West Side TC.
Mrs AG Miles of New York=nee Clover Boldt

Mary Pilling plays for Merion CC
Miss E. P. Ross is from the Philadelphia CC
Esther Smith is from Nyack, NY
Miss Souther is from Staten Island
Miraim Steever the doubles finalist is wrongly given as Stoever in some papers.
Marion Swords was from Morris County, New Jersey.
Elizabeth Taylor is from the Philadelphia CC

Missing full names for
:

Mrs CW Bumstead
Mrs Kern Dodge
Mrs CS Fry
Miss C Henry
Mrs Frederick Kennedy
Miss EP Ross
Miss Tausig

W Morris Tilden and Herbert Morris Tilden are two distinct players. See: The sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, June 24, 1908, Page 7, Image 7 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis, Volume 2 (1908), issue 4, July 1

1909 Wright and Ditson Lawn Tennis Guide, pages 83-88

The New York Tribune

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Summary:

A record 57 ladies send in forms for the singles. Most of the women stay at the Chenut Hill Academy (formerly Wissahickon Inn), which is right near the gate to the Philadelphia Cricket Club.

The large entry prompts the organizers to put matches out in the mornings as well as the afternoon. Severe heat contributed to several defaults early on. Miss Clara Kutroff had to retire after fainting on court.

Mrs Maud Barger-Wallach has no real power to speak of. This is offset by her determined steadiness, which wears down many more talented adversaries. She moved through the draw to the finals.

Marie Wagner awaited, and won the first set of the semi by her more forceful play at 6-4. The effort spent tired her, however, and Barger-Wallach reversed matters and nabbed the last two sets 6-1 6-3.

Most believed that the holder Evelyn Sear would make quick work of Barger-Wallach in the Challenge Round. Service counted for little, and all the match was contested from the baseline. 15 and 20 shot rallies were common. After splitting sets the ladies took a break. The third set was a corker. Mrs Barger-Wallach barely squeezed past Sears at 9-7 in the decider to become the new US Ladies Champion.

A discussion of ladies ages is taboo in 1908. Posterity records Mrs Barger-Wallach is aged 38. Only Molla Mallory (aged 42 on winning in 1926) is an older US Women's singles champion.

The doubles final also ends at 9-7 in the last set. No doubt it was more exciting than the singles, as all 4 women actually volleyed.

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Dates: June 21-26
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=32, plus holder)

*Holder Maud Bargar-Wallach "sits out" until challenge round.

1st Round

Emily Scott d. Sophie Schenck 6-1 6-1
Elizabeth Ostheimer d. HE Mills 6-4 6-2
Helen Pouch d. Mrs TB Entz 6-2 6-4
Hazel Hotchkiss d. Mrs W. B Rankine 6-0 6-0
Lily Newhall d. Margaret Tidball default
Edith Rotch d. Dorothy Green 6-2 6-4
Dorothy Disston d. Clara Kutroff default
Alice Day d. Edith Schenck 6-0 6-0

Clara Chase d. Lucy Disston 8-6 6-1
Lois Moyes (Can) d. Marion Creswell 6-1 6-1
Margaret Roberts d. Helen Rodgers 6-1 6-2
Emily Weaver d. Katherine Morris 6-2 6-3
Marie Wagner d. Marie Disston 6-1 6-1
Gwendolyn Rees d. Helen Alexander 6-1 6-1
Louise Hammond d. Helen Deshler 6-2 6-2
Claire Johnson d. Augusta Chapman default

2nd Round

Scott d. Ostheimer 6-2 6-0
Hotchkiss d. Pouch 6-4 6-2
Rotch d. Newhall 6-0 6-1
Day d. D Disston 6-1 6-1

Moyes d. Chase 6-4 6-2
Roberts d. Weaver 6-4 6-0
Rees d. Wagner 8-6 3-6 retired (heat illness)
Hammond d. Johnson 6-0 3-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

Hotchkiss d. Scott 6-3 6-0
Rotch d. Day 6-1 6-0
Moyes d. Roberts 6-1 8-6
Hammond d. Rees 6-4 6-1

Semifinals

Hotchkiss d. Rotch 6-2 7-5
Hammond d. Moyes 6-2 7-5

All Comers Final


Hazel Hotchkiss d. Louise Hammond 6-8 6-1 6-4

Challenge Round

Hazel Hotchkiss d. Maud Barger-Wallach 6-0 6-1

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Doubles (Draw=12)

1st Round

Clara Kutroff/Emily Weaver-bye
Lily Newhall/Miss Yarnell-bye
Margaret Roberts/Helen Rogers d. Alice Day/Mrs W. B. Rankine 6-2 6-2
Dorothy Green/Lois Moyes (Can) d. Gwendolyn Rees/Elizabeth Ostheimer 4-6 6-4 6-1

Hazel Hotchkiss/Edith Rotch d. Louise Hammond/Elsie Little 6-3 2-6 6-2
Eliza Fox/Beatrice Morgan d. Mrs Schley/Mrs G.F. Taylor default
Claire Johnson/Helen Pouch-bye
Lucy Disston/Marie Disston-bye

Quarterfinals


Kutroff/Weaver d Newhall/Miss Yarnell 4-6 6-1 6-3
Green/Moyes d Roberts/Rogers 7-5 6-4
Hotchkiss/Rotch d Fox/Morgan 6-1 6-2
Johnson/Pouch d Disston/Disston 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Green/Moyes d Kutroff/Weaver 6-1 7-9 6-4
Hotchkiss/Rotch d Johnson/Pouch 6-1 6-2

Final

Hazel Hotchkiss/Edith Rotch d. Dorothy Green/Lois Moyes 6-1 6-1.

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=14)

1st Round

Lily Newhall/R. E. Coleman-bye
Dorothy Green/A. P. Simmons d. Eliza Fox/J. L. Stoever 6-3 6-2
Louise Hammond/Raymond Little d. Elsie Little/G Gordon 6-1 6-1
Dorothy Disston/Charles Fraley d. Miss Yarnell/R Evans 8-6 6-8 6-3

Edith Rotch/Nat Niles d Mrs H. Krumbhaar/F. E. Newbold default
Hazel Hotchkiss/Wallace Johnson d Lucy Duhring/F. S Whittaker 6-1 6-0
Lois Moyes (Can)/Alex Thayer d. Helen Pouch/William Pouch 6-3 8-6
Claire Johnson/Edward Dewhurst-bye

Quarterfinals

Green/Simmonds d Newhall/Coleman 7-5 5-7 6-2
Hammond/Little d Disston/Fraley 6-3 6-0
Hotchkiss/Johnson d Rotch/Niles 6-3 6-2
Johnson/Dewhurst d Moyes/Thayer 9-7 6-2

Semifinals

Hammond/Little d. Green/Simmonds 6-2 6-0
Hotchkiss/Johnson d Johnson/Dewhurst 6-1 4-6 6-4

Final

Hazel Hotchkiss/Wallace Johnson d Louise Hammond/Raymond Little 6-2 6-0

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Draw notes:

There were 3 Disston sisters in this event.

Helen Deshler is from New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Claire Johnson is the younger sister of Wallace Johnson.
Mrs Helen Pouch=nee Helen Homans
Gwendolyn Rees is from St. Paul, Minnesota.
Mrs Margaret Roberts is from Philadelphia
Edith M Schenck is from New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is likely to be the sister-in-law of Mrs Warren Schenck.

Sophie Schrenck =Mrs Warren R Schenck=nee Sophie Kirkpatrick. Md circa 1895. https://books.google.com/books?id=dx...elphia&f=false


Emily Scott is from New York.
Margaret Tidball is from Fort Monroe, Virginia.

Missing Female Names

Mrs TB Entz
Mrs H. Krumbhaar
H. E. Mills
Mrs W. B. Rankine is from New Canaan, Connecticut.
Mrs Schley
Mrs G.F. Taylor (The New York Tribune calls her Mrs Tyler)
Miss Yarnell (sometimes listed as Yarnall).

Missing Male Names

R. E. Coleman
R Evans
G. Gordon
F. E. Newbold
W. H. Pouch
A. P. Simmons
J. L. Stoever
F. S Whittaker

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Summary:

The entry not as large as in 1908-there was no preliminary round. On the first day the first two rounds were played. Californian Hazel Hotchkiss utterly dominates the field, walking off with the triple crown.

Earlier in the week it was unclear if the holder Mrs Barger-Wallach intended on playing the Challenge Round. As of the semifinals she still had not made a decision. She was practicing all week with male hitting partners. In the end she decided to play despite a recent illness.

Hazel waltzed through the early rounds. The other strong player was Louise Hammond. Luckily they were on opposite sides of the draw. In the All-Comer's final they produced a dilly of a match. Hammond passed Hotchkiss at net repeatedly in the first few games. Hazel hung back more than usual as a result, dropping the first set 6-8. Louise ran out of steam in set two and Hazel once more stormed the net to win it 6-1. Loiuse fell behind 1-3 in the last set. It was here she made her last stand, passing Hazel 5 times to level matters at 3 all. Hazel broke back to eek out a 6-4 victory.

In the Challenge Round she destroys Mrs Barger-Wallach, the defending champion. Hotchkiss drops only 6 points in the entire first set, concentrating on Maud's backhand. Leading 4-0 in the second set she allows the defender some pride by playing exclusively to Wallach's forehand. Mrs Wallach wins a game and the audience knowingly applauded Hazel for her sportsmanship.

Hazel Hotchkiss is so impressive that critics declare her the greatest ever player seen at the US Championships with the exception of possibly May Sutton.

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Sources:

New York Tribune
New York Times

1910-1911 Wright and Ditson Annual, pages 31 to 33. [photos of finalists on page 32.]

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Dates: June 20-25
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
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Singles (Draw=28, plus holder)

Holder Hazel Hotchkiss "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

1st Round

Carrie Neely-bye
Clare Cassel-bye
Louise Hammond d. Margaret Tattersfield 6-2 6-1
Helen Pouch d. Mrs. WG Fischer 6-3 6-3
Connie Sullivan d. Lillie Cheston 6-0 6-3
Lucy Disston d. Caroline Stokes 6-1 6-1
Edith Rotch d. Dorothy Disston 6-2 6-2
Elizabeth Ostheimer d. Sophie Meredith 6-4 6-0

Clara Chase d. Mary Merrick 7-5 6-3
Edna Wildey d. H. E. Mills 6-2 6-1
Mrs. C. K. Oliphant d. B. Chanveau 6-2 6-2
Lois Moyes (Can) d. Nellie Ostheimer 6-2 6-2
Isabel Paul d. Mary Pilling 6-1 6-0
Adelaide Browning d. Beatrice Morgan 6-3 6-0
Dorothy Green-bye
Helen Alexander-bye

2nd Round

Neely d. Cassel 6-1 6-1
Hammond d. Pouch 6-1 6-3
Sullivan d. L. Disston 6-2 4-6 6-0
Rotch d. E. G. Ostheimer 6-2 6-2

Wildey d. Chase default
Moyes d. Oliphant 6-0 6-2
Browning d. Paul 7-5 6-2
Green d. Alexander 6-2 6-4

Quarterfinals

Hammond d. Neely 6-1 8-6
Rotch d. Sullivan 6-2 6-4
Wildey d. Moyes 6-3 6-4
Browning d. Green 3-6 6-3 6-2

Semifinals

Hammond d. Rotch 7-5 6-2
Browning d. Wildey 6-1 6-4

All Comers Final

Louise Hammond d. Adelaide Browning 6-2 6-4

Challenge Round


Hazel Hotchkiss (holder) d. Louise Hammond 6-4 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=13)


1st Round

Hazel Hotchkiss/Edith Rotch bye
Dorothy Green/Lois Moyes (Can) d. Marie Disston/Helen Rodgers 6-1 6-4
Christian Biddle/Isabel Drexel Paul d. Clare Cassel/Nellie Ostheimer 1-6 6-2 6-2
Mary Merrick/Elsie Ross d. Mrs. D. Griscolm/Anita Phipps 6-3 6-1

Meredith/Connie Sullivan d. Margaret Tattersfield/Marie Wiener 6-3 6-3
Adelaide Browning/Edna Wildey d. Helen Alexander/Elizabeth Ostheimer 6-2 6-2
Carrie Neely/Helen Pouch bye
Dorothy Disston/Lucy Disston bye

Quarterfinals

Hotchkiss/Rotch d. Green/Moyes 10-8 6-4
Biddle/Paul d. Merrick/Ross 6-2 6-4
Browning/Wildey d. Meredith/Sullivan 6-0 6-2
Neely/Pouch d. D Disston/L Disston 6-4 6-3

Semifinals

Hotchkiss/Rotch d. Biddle/Paul 6-2 6-4
Browning/Wildey d. Neely/Pouch 6-4 0-6 6-2

Final

Hazel Hotchkiss/Edith Rotch d. Adelaide Browning/Edna Wildey 6-4 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=18)


Preliminary Round

Helen Pouch/R. Thayer d. Dorothy Disston/Charles Frailey 7-5 9-7
Edith Rotch/Wallace Johnson d. Marie Disston/F. Newbold 6-2 6-4

1st Round

Dorothy Green/Stanley Rogers d. Mrs CK Oliphant/RE Townsend 6-2 6-1
Carrie Neely/LS Oliver d. May Sayers/WM Stewart 6-2 6-1
Lois Moyes (Can)/Alex Thayer d. Louise Hammond/HD Riley 5-7 6-2 6-4
Hazel Hotchkiss/Joseph Carpenter d. Pouch/RC Thayer 6-2 6-2

Edith Rotch/Wallace Johnson d. Gertrude Henry/MS Stroud default
Edna Wildey/Herbert Tilden d. Adelaide Browning/William Jordan 6-4 3-6 6-3
Connie Sullivan/John Neely d. Clare Cassel/FH Gibbs default
WW Biddle/FE Dixon d. Kinsler/CL Elliott 6-2 5-7 6-3

Quarterfinals

Neely/Oliver d. Green/Rogers 6-3 6-8 6-4
Hotchkiss/Carpenter d. Moyes/A Thayer 6-1 8-6
Wildey/Tilden d. Rotch/Johnson 3-6 6-1 12-10
Sullivan/Neely d. Biddle/Dixon 4-6 7-5 6-4

Semifinals

Hotchkiss/Carpenter d. Neely/Oliver 6-2 6-2
Wildey/Tilden d. Sullivan/Neely 6-3 6-1

Final

Hazel Hotchkiss/Joseph Carpenter d. Edna Wildey/Herbert Tilden 6-2 6-2

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Draw Notes:

Miss B. Chanveau played for Belmont CC.
Mrs A. J. Drexel Paul=nee Isabel Biddle.
Mrs. WG Fischer was a member of the Germantown Cricket Club.
Mrs. D. Griscolm perhpas married to Rodman E Griscom, a tennis official at Merion CC.
Hammond later married as Mrs. Raymond.
Hazel Hotchkiss=Hazel Wightman.
Sophie Meredith was from Richmond, Virginia.
Miss H. E. Mills was a member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club.
Mrs O. D. Oliphant is from Trenton, New Jersey.
Miss Pilling played for the Germantown Cricket Club.
Mrs. Pouch =1984 champ Helen Helwig
Margaret Tattersfield played for the Germantown Cricket Club.


Early draws list Miss Sayres, but other sources (such as Wikipedia) list it as Sayers. Another case is Olyphant-Oliphant, where we have encounter two spellings.

Miss Biddle and Mrs Drexel Paul, doubles semifinalists, were sisters.

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis
The New York Times
1911 Wright and Ditson Annual.
pages 43-45.

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Summary:

American Lawn Tennis reported that there was "a lowering of class" as "many contenders of former years" were absent, especially May Sutton, who entered the Canadian singles then went back to California. Also missing were the 1907 and 1908 champs Evelyn Sears and Maud Barger-Wallach.

Miss Moyes the first ever Canadian female to make a slam quarterfinal.

Hazel plays "essentailly a man's game". She quickly overcame her finals opponent, the match lasting 34 minutes! The final was full or errors on both sides, especially in the opening set. Hazel served it out at 5-4 ahead after the game had been deuced once. Hazel picked things up in the second and ran away with the match.

In the ladies doubles the most excitement came in the quarters, where Green, who "played brilliantly at the barrier(net)" and Canadian Moyes, with her many aces, gave the champs a real fight.

After a short rest Miss Hotchkiss came out and won the Mixed for an impressive "Triple" in all 3 competitions.

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June 12-18. At Philadelphia. Draw of 40.

*Holder Hazel Hotchkiss "sits out" until the challenge round final.

Preliminary Round
Helen Alexander d. Maud Barger-Wallach default
Elizabeth Keen d. Marion Cresswell default
Elizabeth Fox d. Mrs. Robert Pope 6-1 7-5
Edith Handy d. Gertrude Ostheimer 6-3 6-1
Lily Cheston d. Edith Rotch default
Nellie Ostheimer d. Marie Disston 6-4 6-1
Florence Sutton d. Dorothy Green 6-1 6-2
Edith Bunce d. Barbara Fleming 6-3 6-3

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First Round

Clara Chase d. Teresa Kuser 4-6 6-2 7-5
Mrs. Wallington Hardy d. Efiie Wheeler default
Eliabeth Ostheimer d. Clare Cassell 8-6 6-1
Eleanora Sears d. Edith Katzenburg 6-1 6-0

Mrs. Gilbert Harvey d. Margaret Roberts 6-2 6-1
Mrs. Joseph Warren d. Dorothy Disston 6-3 6-4
Alexander d. Keen 7-5 4-6 7-5
Fox d. Handy 5-7 8-6 6-1

Cheston d. N. Ostheimer 4-6 6-1 6-3
F. Sutton d. Bunce 6-0 6-1
Edna Wildey d. Clara Kutroff 6-2 6-4
Agnes Hutchinson d. Margaret Tottersfield 6-2 6-0

Emily Bradbury d. Carrie Neely default
Adelaide Browning d. Lois Moyes (Canada) 6-3 6-4
Marie Wagner d. Beatrice Morgan 6-1 6-3
O. D. Oliphant d. Hannah Wright 6-1 6-3


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Second Round

Hardy d. Chase 11-9 6-1
El. Sears d. E. Ostheimer 6-2 6-1
Warren d. Harvey 6-3 4-6 6-0
Handy d. Alexander 6-4 6-4

F. Sutton d. Cheston 6-0 6-4
Wildey d. Hutchinson 6-3 6-3
Browning d. Bradbury 6-0 6-3
Wagner d. Oliphant 6-2 6-1

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Quarters
El. Sears d. Hardy 6-2 6-2
Warren d. Handy 3-6 6-2 6-3
F. Sutton d. Wildey 6-1 6-3
Browning d. Wagner 6-3 3-6 6-2

Semis
F. Sutton d. Browning 6-3 6-2
El. Sears d. Warren 6-1 6-3

Final
F. Sutton d. El. Sears 6-2 6-1

Challenge Round
Hazel Hotchkiss d. F. Sutton 8-10 6-1 9-7

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June 10 to 15 at Philadelphia. Draw of 35.

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Preliminary Round
Whitling d. Charlotte Cheston 6-3 6-2
Dorothy Green d. Mrs. Conserse 6-1 6-0
Eleonora Sears d. Nellie Ostheimer 6-1 6-0

First Round
Adelaide Browning d. Marion Cresswell 6-3 6-2
Helen Pouch d. E. Katzenburg 6-0 5-7 6-1
Augusta Schmitz d. Gertrude Hollis 6-2 6-3
Mrs. Clothier d. Miss Walbridge default

Maud Barger-Wallach d. Lola Seeds 6-1 7-5
Mary Browne d. Eliza Fox 6-2 6-3
Marian Fenno d. Clara Chase 6-2 4-6 6-1
Green d. Whiting 6-2 6-2

El. Sears d. Dorothy Disston default
Mrs. Wainwright d. Christine Biddle 9-7 6-3
Helen Alexander d. Elizabeth Meehan 6-1 6-1
Elizabeth Ostheimer d. May Cayres 6-4 6-4

Effie Wheeler d. Mrs. C. A. Adams 7-5 0-6 6-4
A. Hensel d. Rachel Lotta 6-1 6-0
Mary Merrick d. Marianne Biddle 6-3 6-1
Louise Riddell Williams d. Miss E. Henzel 6-4 6-2

Second Round

Browne d. Barger-Wallach default
Fenno d. Green 6-3 4-6 6-3
Browning d. Pouch 6-4 6-3
Schmitz d. Clothier 6-0 6-0

El. Sears d. Wainwright 6-0 6-3
Alexander d. E. Ostheimer 3-6 7-5 6-4
Wheeler d. A. Hensel 8-6 4-6 7-5
Merrick d. Williams 6-4 6-2

Quarters
Browne d. Fenno 6-0 6-4
Browning d. Schmitz 6-1 10-8
El. Sears d. Alexander 6-2 6-2
Merrick d. Wheeler default

Semis
Browne d. Browning 6-4 3-6 9-7
El. Sears d. Merrick 5-7 6-0 6-2

Final
Browne d. El. Sears 6-4 6-2

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1913 June 8-??

Draw of 36.

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Taken from Spaldings Official Lawn tennis Annual for 1914
Holder Mary Browne "sits out" until Challenge Round.

First Round
F. Kerbaugh d. Miss Thompson 8-6 6-2
Mrs. Gilbert Harvey d. Miss Allison 6-0 6-2
Dorothy Green d. Miss White 6-3 6-2
Miss Collins d. Miss Patterson 6-2 0-6 7-5

Second Round
M. Cresswell d. Miss Hopkins 6-0 6-0
Miss Talman d. M. Toedt 3-6 6-0 6-2
Edna Wildey d. Miss Hollis 6-0 6-2
Dorothy Disston d. Mrs. C. R. Wainwright 3-6 6-3 6-4
Mrs. Drexel Paul d. Miss Katzenburg 6-3 6-1
M. Williams d. Miss Ross 6-1 6-2
Harvey d. Kerbaugh 6-0 6-1
E. Carey d. S. Hermann 8-6 6-4
Green d. Collins 6-2 6-1
Miss Henry d. L Disston 6-4 8-6
Mrs. Herold d. Miss Porcher 6-2 6-1
Miss Thayer d. A. C. Kennedy 6-3 6-3
J. Alexander d. C. Biddle 6-1 6-1
C. Chase d. Miss Harrington 6-2 6-4
Mrs. Robert Williams d. Miss Law 6-2 6-1
Ethel Clark d. Miss Welsh 6-4 7-5

Third Round
Cresswell d. Talman 6-2 6-2
Wildey d. Disston 6-1 6-1
Paul d. Williams 6-3 6-3
Harvey d. Carey w/o
Green d. Henry 6-3 6-0
Herold d. Thayer 16-14 6-2
Alexander d. Chase 6-2 7-5
Williams d. Clark 6-2 8-6

Quarters
Edna Wildey d. Marion Cresswell 6-0 6-2
Mrs. H.J.D. Paul d. Flora Brown Harvey 2-6 6-3 7-5
Dorothy Green d. Mrs. Robert Herold 6-4 6-2
Louise Riddell Williams d. Helen Alexander 6-0 4-6 6-2

Semis
Wildey d. Paul 6-1 6-2
Green d. Williams 7-5 6-3

All Comers Final
Green d. Wildey 6-3 6-4

Challenge Round Final
Mary Browne d. Green 6-2 7-5.

Results courtesy of Andrew Tas


First Round
R Evans/ Miss White bye
H Tilden/ Miss Edna Wildey bye
CB Fraley/ Miss Dorothy Disston bye
G Hifstetter/ Miss Douglas bye
A Thayer/ Miss Carey bye
WT Tilden/ Mary Browne d. FR Kirkland/ Miss Coates wo
HA Sands/ Mrs Paul d. J Rowland/ Miss Helen Alexander 86 61
WM Tilden/ Mrs RH Williams d. F Newhold/ Mrs H Krumbhaar 63 64

JR Carpenter/ Mrs CR Wainwright d. CB Jennings/ Miss Hollis 63 75
Disston/ Mrs Grant bye
J Thayer/ Miss Clark bye
CS Rodgers/ Miss Dorothy Green d. J Cheston/ Miss Cheston 61 62
WS Thompson/ HA Sands bye
F Dixon/ E Krumbhaar bye


Second Round
R Evans/ Miss White d. H Tilden/ Miss Edna Wildey 06 1210 63
CB Fraley/ Miss Dorothy Disston d. G Hifstetter/ Miss Douglas 60 64
WT Tilden/ Mary Browne d. A Thayer/ Miss Carey 62 60
HA Sands/ Mrs Paul d. WM Tilden/ Mrs RH Williams 63 68 60

JR Carpenter/ Mrs CR Wainwright d. Disston/ Mrs Grant 62 62
CS Rodgers/ Miss Dorothy Green d. J Thayer/ Miss Clark 60 63
A Kennedy/ Miss Baker d. H Houston/ Miss Thompson 64 63
WS Thompson/ HA Sands d. F Dixon/ E Krumbhaar 61 79 64


Quarter Finals
R Evans/ Miss White d. CB Fraley/ Miss Dorothy Disston 79 61 64
WT Tilden/ Mary Browne d. HA Sands/ Mrs Paul 46 60 62
CS Rodgers/ Miss Dorothy Green d. JR Carpenter/ Mrs CR Wainwright 63 86
A Kennedy/ Miss Baker d. WS Thompson/ HA Sands 64 36 64


Semi Finals
WT Tilden/ Mary Browne d. R Evans/ Miss White 62 26 64
CS Rodgers/ Miss Dorothy Green d. A Kennedy/ Miss Baker 60 64


Final
WT Tilden/ Mary Browne d. CS Rodgers/ Miss Dorothy Green 75 75

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Dates: June 8-13
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martin's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=45, plus holder)

*Holder Mary Browne "sits out" until the Challenge Round

1st Round

Marie Wagner-bye
Teresa Kuser-bye
Ethel Smith-bye
Lily Cheston-bye
Carrie Neely-bye
Ethel Herold-bye
Eleanor Hopkins-bye
Mildred Patton-by

Elizabeth Smucker-bye
Molly Thayer d. Gertrude Henry 6-2 4-6 6-0
Alberta Weber d. Clara Chase 6-3 7-5
Louise Raymond d. Dorothy Disston 6-0 6-2
Connie Sullivan d. Kitty Brinton 6-1 6-3
Barbara Lewis d. Margaret Walbridge 2-6 7-5 6-2
Miss ME Wilcox d. Elizabeth Henry 6-3 2-6 6-3
Clara Cassebeer d. Eliza Fox 7-5 6-0

Isabel Pendleton d. Mary Williams 6-1 6-1
Sarah Neilson d. Adelaide Collins 3-6 6-3 6-1
Susanne White d. Edna Wildey default
Mabel Kerbaugh d. Elizabeth Ostheimer 8-6 4-6 6-2
Mary Coates d. Lucy Duhring 6-2 6-3
Margeretta Myers d. Edith Katzenburg 6-3 6-4
Hannah Wright-bye
Helen Alexander-bye

Ann Sheafe-bye
Angela Douglas-bye
Louise Williams-bye
Edythe Beard-bye
Eleanor Carey-bye
Florence Ballin-bye
Clare Cassel-bye
Elise Hopkins-bye

2nd Round

Wagner d. Kuser 6-3 6-1
Smith d. Cheston 6-4 6-0
Neely d. Herold 6-2 6-4
Hopkins d. Patton 6-0 6-8 6-1
Thayer d. Smucker 6-2 6-1
Raymond d. Weber 6-0 6-0
Sullivan d. Lewis 6-1 6-2
Cassebeer d. Wilcox default

Pendleton d. Neilson 6-0 6-0
White d. Keybaugh 6-4 4-6 6-2
Myers d. Coates 6-0 6-1
Wright d. Alexander 13-11 7-5
Sheafe d. Douglas 6-2 6-4
Williams d. Beard 6-2 5-7 9-7
Carey d. Ballin default
Cassel d. Hopkins default

3rd Round

Wagner d. Smith 6-2 6-2
Neely d. Hopkins 6-1 6-0
Raymond d. Thayer 6-1 6-8 6-0
Sullivan d. Cassebeer 8-6 6-4

Pendleton d. White 6-3 6-1
Myers d. Wright 6-3 6-1
Sheafe d. Williams 8-6 6-3
Cassel d. Carey 7-5 6-4

Quarterfinals

Wagner d. Neely 6-2 6-3
Raymond d. Sullivan 4-6 6-2 6-1
Pendleton d. Myers 6-2 6-1
Cassel d. Sheafe 4-6 6-4 6-1

Semifinals

Wagner d. Raymond 6-4 6-4
Cassel d. Pendleton 6-2 6-1

All Comers Final

Marie Wagner d. Clare Cassel 6-1 7-5

Challenge Round

Mary Browne (holder) d. Marie Wagner 6-2 1-6 6-1

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Doubles (Draw=20)

1st Round

Bessie Moore/Edythe Beard-bye
Lily Cheston/Elizabeth Henry-bye
Dorothy Disston/Eliza Fox-bye
Elizabeth Ostheimer/Ethel Smith-bye
Carrie Neely/Connie Sullivan-bye
Clare Cassel/Marie Wagner d. Gertrude Henry/Isabel Pendleton 6-8 6-3 6-3
Clara Cassebeer/Alberta Weber d. Mrs Brant/Margaret Taylor 6-1 6-2
Mary Browne/Louise Williams d. Miss MA Fleisher/Miss Hirsch 6-0 6-0

Theodora Lillie/Sarah Neilson d. Adelaide Collins/Amelia Douglas 6-3 9-7
Barbara Lewis/Helen Rogers-bye
Louise Raymond/Edna Wildey-bye
Margeretta Myers/Sarah Myers-bye
Eleanor Carey/Sussane Wright-bye
Ethel Herold/Mabel Kerbaugh-bye
Clara Chase/Sophie Norris-bye
Mrs CC Walbridge/Hannah Wright-bye

2nd Round

Beard/Moore d. Cheston/Henry 6-0 6-2
Disston/Fox d. Ostheimer/Smith 6-3 4-6 7-5
Cassel/Wagner d. Neely/Sullivan 4-6 6-3 6-3
Browne/Williams d. Cassebeer/Weber 6-3 6-2

Lillie/Neilson d. Lewis/Rogers 8-6 6-4
Raymond/Wildey d. Myers/Myers 10-8 6-3
Carey/White d. Herold/Kerbaugh 6-4 7-5
Walbridge/Wright d. Chase/Norris 6-3 2-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

Beard/Moore d. Disston/Fox 6-2 6-4
Browne/Williams d. Cassel/Wagner 6-4 6-4
Raymond/Wildey d. Lillie/Neilson 6-4 6-1
Carey/White d. Walbridge/Wright 6-2 6-0

Semifinals

Browne/Williams d. Beard/Moore 6-1 6-0
Raymond/Wildey d. Carey/White 6-1 6-1

Final

Mary Browne/Louise Williams d. Louise Raymond/Edna Wildey 8-6 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=25)

1st Round

Mary Browne/Bill Tilden-bye
Margaret Taylor/WM Humphrey-bye
Dorothy Disston/Alex Thayer-bye
Bessie Moore/Edward Dewhurst (NZ) d. Gertrude Henry/Edward Toland 7-5 6-4
Eleanor Carey/Joseph Thayer d. Isabel Pendleton/Wallace F Johnson 6-3 2-6 6-4
Connie Sullivan/Fitz Eugene Newbold d. Edna Wildey/Herbert Morris Tilden 4-6 8-6 6-3
Edythe Beard/Frank Paul d. Mollie Thayer/Jack Disston 7-5 8-6
Sarah Nielson/LC Lewis d. Adelaide Collins/AM Watts 6-0 4-6 8-6

Ethel Smth/Albert Kennedy d. Eliza Fox/Edmund Thayer 6-4 7-5
Clara Cassebeer/Charles Fraley d. Mary Coates/Frederick Kirkland 6-3 6-1
Anne Sheafe/Charles Rogers d. Alberta Weber/CB Jennings 8-6 6-3
Susanne White/Joseph Carpenter d. Sarah Myers/William Landreth 6-2 6-4
Margaretta Myers/Joseph Rowland-bye
Mrs Jordan/Walter Schwartz-bye
Louise Williams/Richard Philler-bye
Sophie Norris/Count Otto Salm (Aut)-bye

2nd Round

Browne/B Tilden d. Taylor/Humphrey 6-1 6-0
Disston/A Thayer d. Moore/Dewhurst 6-1 6-8 7-5
Carey/J Thayer d. Sullivan/Newbold 6-1 6-3
Beard/Paul d. Nielson/Lewis 6-2 6-3

Smith/Kenndey d. Cassebeer/Fraley 6-4 6-1
Sheafe/Rogers d. White/Carpenter 6-2 4-6 6-3
M Myers/Rowland d. Jordan/Schwartz 6-2 6-1
Williams/Philler d. Norris/Salm 6-1 9-7

Quarterfinals

Browne/B Tilden d. Disston/A Thayer 6-4 6-3
Beard/Paul d. Carey/J Thayer 7-5 6-4
Smith/Kennedy d. Sheafe/Rogers 3-6 6-3 6-2
M Myers/Rowland d. Williams/Philler 6-1 6-8 6-2

Semifinals

Browne/B Tilden d. Beard/Paul 6-4 6-3
M Myers/Rowland d. Smith/Kennedy 6-1 4-6 6-4

Final

Mary Browne/Bill Tilden d. Margaretta Myers/Joseph Rowland 6-1 6-4

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Draw notes

Kitty Brinton plays for Overbrook CC
Eleanor Carey is from Baltimore.
Mrs Theodore Cassebeer-nee Clara Kutroff
Ethel Herold=Mrs Robert Herold
Margaretta Myers is called Marion by the NYT.

Mrs Edward Raymond=married name of Louise Hammond.
Mrs Hoxie Harrison Smith=Ethel Sargeant Clark, Married to Mr Smith 11 May,1914.
Mrs Willard Sullivan=nee Constance "Connie" Evans
Mrs CC Walbridge=Margaret, nee Buffum
Mary M Williams played on the Cynwyd team.
Hannah P Wright is from Philadelphia.

Jack Disston=J. S. Disston Jr.
William Landreth=W. L. (William Linton) Landreth
Joseph R Rowland was the mixed RU with Miss Myers.
Walter M Schwartz

Missing first names for:

Mrs Brant
Miss MA Fleisher
Miss Hirsch
Mrs Jordan (mixed only)
Miss ME Wilcox. She might be Maud Ella Wilcox (born 06 April 1890), but we cannot make a solid connection yet.

Missing male full names for:


CB Jennings
WM Humphrey
LC Lewis-from Philadelphia
AM Watts-from Philadelphia

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Sources:


The New York Times

Spaldings Lawn Tennis Annual 1915 (Thanks to Andrew Tas0
Wright and Ditson Annual 1915 (pages 57-60)

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Summary:

Mary K Browne is at the apex of women's US tennis for the third year-taking the "Triple" (singles, doubles, and mixed) just as she did in 1912 and 1913. Perhaps it should be labelled the triple-triple!

Browne dropped the middle set in the Challenge Round vs Marie Wagner. On either side of the 2nd chapter she totally dominated. Seemingly on track for an easy victory after a 6-1 lead, "the champions game went to pieces", according to the New York Times. After the rest break Browne quickly reasserted herself to sweep to victory.

The Times relates that Mary won the ladies doubles with her "sister" Mrs Robert Williams. This is almost certainly an error, as no other source even hints at a family connection. Mrs Williams was Louise Hammond by birth.

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1915

Dates: June 7-12
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, St Martins, Philadelphia
Surface: Grass

*Holder Mary Browne did not defend title.
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Singles (Draw=74)

Holder Mary Browne did not defend her tiltle.

1st Round

Lily Newhall-bye
Mildred Willard-bye
Mrs. Robert Pope-bye
Barbara Lewis-bye
Anne Sheafe-bye
Miss L. T. Whitney-bye
Clara Cassebeer-bye
Sarah Myers-bye

Eleanor Lindley-bye
Susanne White-bye
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)-bye
Eugenia Wainwright-bye
Edythe Beard-bye
Miriam Steever-bye
Clare Cassel-bye
Alice Fleischer-bye

Martha Guthrie-bye
Lucy Duhring-bye
Helen Alexander-bye
Mrs L. Weitzel-bye
Ida Kissell-bye
May Fleisher-bye
Gertrude Henry-bye
Gertrude Hollis-bye

Gertrude Della Torre-bye
Mollie Thayer-bye
Marion Vanderhoef d. Lily Cheston 6-1 6-1
Phyllis Walsh d. Dorothy Briggs 2-6 6-1 7-5
Marion Creswell d. Eleanor Carey 7-5 7-5
Agnes Kennedy d. Augusta Chapman default
Mary Smith d. Ida Huff 6-4 6-3

Edith Katzenberg d. Caroline Culley 6-0 6-2
Isabel Drexel Paul d. Elizabeth Porter 6-1 6-1
Florence Ballin d. Hannah Wright 6-1 6-2
Deborah Seal d. Elsie Hopkins 6-1 6-2
Lucy Bostwick d. Elizabeth Meehan 6-4 11-9
Ethel Smith-bye
Abby Morrison-bye
Eliza Fox-bye

Elizabeth Ostheimer-bye
Mrs O. D. Johnson-bye
Grace LeRoy-bye
Edith Runk-bye
Alice Cunningham-bye
Margaretta Myers-bye
Dorothy Disston-bye
Katherine Force-bye

Teresa Wood-bye
Helen McLean-bye
Maud Barger-Wallach-bye
Hilah French-bye
Hazel Wightman-bye
Sarita Wood-bye
Mary Snyder-bye
Alice Kortwright-bye

Mary Williams-bye
Elizabeth Smucker-bye
Elsie Cabot-bye
Clara Chase-bye
Mabel Kerbaugh-bye
Ethel Herold-bye
Elizabeth Henry-bye
Eleanora Sears-bye

2nd Round

Newhall d. Willard 6-4 6-3
Pope d. Lewis default
Sheafe d. Whitney default
Cassebeer d. S Myers 8-6 6-2
Lindley d. White 3-6 6-2 6-4
Bjurstedt d. Wainwright 6-0 6-1
Beard d. Steever 6-1 6-4
Cassel d. A. Fleischer 6-2 6-0

Guthrie d. Duhring 6-1 6-1
Alexander d. Weitzel 6-3 3-6 6-3
Kissell d. M. Fleisher 6-1 6-0
G. Henry d. Hollis default
Della Torre d. Thayer 3-6 6-0 6-3
Vanderhoef d. Cragin 6-0 6-0
Cresswell d. Walsh 7-5 10-8
Kennedy d. M Smith 6-1 6-1

Paul d. Katzenburg 6-0 6-3
Ballin d. Seal 6-1 6-1
E Smith d. Bostwick 6-2 6-3
Fox d. Morrison 6-3 6-0
Ostheimer d. Johnson 6-1 6-1
LeRoy d. Runk 6-4 6-3
Cunningham d. M Myers 6-4 6-0
Disston d. Force default

McLean d. Wood default
Barger-Wallach d. French 6-2 6-3
Wightman d. Wood 6-2 6-2
Snyder d. Kortwright default
Williams d. Smucker 6-3 6-3
Cabot d. Chase 6-0 6-2
Kerbaugh d. Herold 8-6 6-3
Sears d. E Henry 6-0 6-1

3rd Round

Newhall d. Pope default
Sheafe d. Cassebeer 6-4 6-2
Bjurstedt d. Findlay 6-3 6-0
Beard d. Cassel 6-1 6-4
Guthrie d. Alexander 6-1 6-3
Kissell d. G. Henry 6-2 4-6 6-2
Vanderhoef d. Della Torre 6-1 6-2
Kennedy d. Creswell 4-6 6-2 7-5

Paul d. Ballin 6-3 3-6 7-5
Fox d. E. Smith 6-2 6-3
LeRoy d. E. Ostheimer 6-0 7-5
Cunningham d. D. Disston 6-1 6-2
McLean d. Barger-Wallach 3-6 7-5 8-6
Wightman d. Snyder 6-1 6-4
Cabot d. Williams 6-2 6-1
Sears d. Kerbaugh 6-0 6-0

4th Round

Sheafe d. Newhall 6-2 6-2
Bjurstedt d. Beard 6-4 6-0
Guthrie d. Kissell 6-3 6-4
Vanderhoef d. Kennedy 6-1 6-1

Fox d. Paul 7-5 6-4
Cunningham d. LeRoy 6-1 6-4
Wightman d. McLean 6-3 3-6 6-3
Sears d. Cabot 7-5 6-2

Quarterfinals

Bjurstedt d. Sheafe 10-8 6-2
Guthrie d. Vanderhoef 7-5 6-0
Fox d. Cunningham 6-2 6-1
Wightman d. Sears 6-3 5-7 6-2

Semifinals


Bjurstedt d. Guthrie 3-6 6-2 6-2
Wightman d. Fox 6-1 6-4

Final

Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Hazel Wightman 4-6 6-2 6-0

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Doubles (Draw=27)

1st Round

Eugenia Wainwright/Hannah Wright-bye
Emily Kennedy/Margaret Taylor-bye
Alice Cunningham/Ethel Smith-bye
Ina Kissell/Eleanor Lindley d. Clara Chase/Hilah French 6-3 6-2
Eleonora Sears/Hazel Wightman d. Agnes Dixon/Isabel Paul 6-0 6-1
Margaretta Myers/Sarah Myers d. Lily Cheston/Elizabeth Henry 6-3 6-2
Dorothy Disston/Eliza Fox d. Eleanor Hopkins/Elise Hopkins 6-2 6-2
Helen Alexander/Clara Cassebeer d. Sophie Norris/Mary Williams 8-6 6-1

Lily Newhall/Elizabeth Ostheimer d. Elizabeth Porter/Mary Smith 6-3 6-2
Clare Cassel/Anne Sheafe d. Edythe Beard/Miriam Steever 4-6 6-0 7-5
Martha Guthrie/Mary Snyder d. Dorothy Newbold/Molly Thayer 7-5 6-1
Helen Schlichter/Phyllis Walsh d. Miss A. B. Black/Mrs Robert Pope default
Maud Barger-Wallach/Elsie Cabot d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Dorothy Briggs 6-3 4-6 7-5
Eleanor Carey/Susanne White d. Gertrude Della Torre/Grace LeRoy 6-2 4-6 6-4
Augusta Chapman/Helen McLean-bye
Sarah Baker/Agnes Kennedy-bye

2nd Round

Wainwright/Wright d. E Kennedy/Taylor 6-2 6-3
Kissell/Lindlay d. Cunningham/Smith 6-2 6-2
Sears/Wightman d. Myers/Myers 6-3 6-3
Disston/Fox d. Alexander/Cassebeer 6-4 6-3

Cassel/Sheafe d. Newhall/E.Ostheimer 6-4 6-2
Guthrie/Snyder d. Schlichter/Walsh 6-3 6-1
Barger-Wallach/Cabot d. Carey/S.White 6-3 6-2
Chapman/McLean d. Baker/A Kennedy 6-3 6-1

Quarterfinals

Kissell/Lindlay d. Wainwright/Wright 6-0 6-4
Sears/Wightman d. Disston/Fox 6-1 6-4
Cassel/Sheafe d. Guthrie/Snyder 6-1 6-3
Chapman/McLean d. Barger-Wallach/Cabot 6-2 6-2

Semifinals

Sears/Wightman d. Kissell/Lindlay 6-2 6-4
Chapman/McLean d. Cassel/Sheafe 6-2 6-1

Final

Eleanora Sears/Hazel Wightman d. Augusta Chapman/Helen McLean 10-8 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=43)

1st Round

Isabel Drexel Paul/Edward Toland-bye
Clara Cassebeer/William Landreth-bye
Anna Krumbhaar/Fitz Eugene Newbold-bye
Gertrude Henry/Allan Butler-bye
Clare Cassel/Wallace Johnson-bye
Ruth Huston/Bayard Kraft-bye
Gertrude Della Torre/Charles Fraley-bye
Marion Vanderhoef/H. F. Harrit-bye

Anne Sheafe/Bill Tilden-bye
Margaret Taylor/F. E. Disston-bye
Dorothy Disston/Alfred Dabney d. Florence Ballin/E. Mosher 6-1 6-4
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Irving Wright d. Clara Chase/Ewing Taylor 6-0 6-1
Elizabeth Smucker/J. P. Magill d. Mildred Willard/Stewart Clark 6-3 6-4
Sarah Myers/Allan Evans d. Grace LeRoy/Randolph Faires 6-1 6-4
Martha Guthrie/Jack Disston d. Maud Barger-Wallach/Craig Biddle 8-6 2-6 8-6
Elsie Cabot/Edgar Scott d. Ida Kissel/Clarence Jennings 4-6 6-4 6-4

Augusta Chapman/Joseph Carpenter d. ????
????
Molly Thayer/Edmund Thayer d. Eleanor Lindley/Gowen Roper 7-5 6-3
Edith Runk/Brooke Edwards d. Alice Cunningham/Joseph Rowland 2-6 6-2 8-6
Mary Synder/Alex Thayer d. Helen Schlichter/R. D. Crozier 6-2 6-2
Eliza Fox/Casper Wister d. Abby Morrison/Eugene Heine 6-1 6-2
Hazel Wightman/Harry Johnson d. Eugenia Wainwright/W. M. Humphrey 6-0 6-4
Miriam Steever/Herbert Morris Tilden d. Dorothy Newbold/William J. Wright- default

Eleanor Carey/Joseph Thayer-bye
Agnes Kennedy/William Stroud-bye
Mrs W. G. Morse/W. G. Morse-bye
Miss Remington/J. N. Mountain-bye
Helen McLean/Frank Fischer (NZ)-bye
Elise Hopkins/C. Davis-bye
Eleanora Sears/Joseph Armstrong-bye
Susanne White/Rowland Evans-bye

2nd Round


Paul/Toland d. Cassebeer/Landreth 6-2 6-2
Krumbhaar/Newbold d. Henry/Butler 6-3 8-6
Cassel/Johnson d. Huston/Kraft 6-0 6-0
Della Torre/Fraley d. Vanderhoef/Harrity 6-2 6-1
Sheafe/B Tilden d. Taylor/F. Disston 6-3 6-1
Bjurstedt/Wright d. D. Disston/Dabney 6-1 6-2
Myers/Evans d. Smucker/Magill 6-1 6-2
Cabot/Scott d. Guthrie/J Disston 11-9 7-5

Chapman/Carpenter d. ???? default
M Thayer/E Thayer d. Runk/Edwards 6-3 3-6 6-4
Snyder/A Thayer d. Fox/Wister 1-6 6-2 7-5
Wightman/Johnson d. Steever/H. Tilden default
Carey/Thayer d. Kennedy/Stroud 6-3 6-4
Morse/Morse d. Remington/Mountain 6-3 7-5
McLean/Fischer d. Hopkins/Davis 6-2 6-1
Sears/Armstrong d. White/Evans 6-2 6-2

3rd Round


Paul/Toland d. Krumbhaar/Newbold 6-3 6-4
Cassel/Johnson d. Della Torre/Fraley 8-6 6-0
Bjurstedt/Wright d. Sheafe/Tilden 5-7 9-7 9-7
Cabot/Scott d. Myers/Evans 6-1 6-2

Chapman/Carpenter d. Thayer/E Thayer 7-5 7-5
Wightman/Johnson d. Snyder/A Thayer 6-1 6-1
Carey/JT Thayer d. Morse/Morse 6-1 6-3
McLean/Fischer d. Sears/Armstrong 6-8 6-4 6-4

Quarterfinals


Cassel/Johnson d. Paul/Toland 8-6 4-6 6-1
Bjurstedt/Wright d. Cabot/Scott 6-0 6-4
Wightman/Johnson d. Chapman/Carpenter 6-2 6-0
McLean/Fischer d. Carey/JT Thayer 4-6 7-5 6-4

Semifinals

Bjurstedt/Wright d Cassel/Johnson 6-0 6-0
Wightman/Johnson d. McLean/Fischer default

Final

Hazel Wightman/Harry Johnson d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Irving Wright 6-0 6-1


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Draw notes:

The Evening Ledger lists the 1st Round in singles as the Preliminary Round.

Helen D. Alexander
Mrs Charles Neville Beard=nee Edythe Parker
Elsie Cabot=Mrs T. H. Cabot
Lily Cheston listed as Miss E (Elizabeth?) Cheston.
Alice Cunnongham is from Boston and plays for Longwood CC.
Agnes Dixon=Mrs G. Dallas Dixon
Alice F Fleisher plays at Philmont CC.
May A Fleisher plays at Philmont CC.
Eliza M Fox represnts the Germantown CC.
Hilah French (and not Hilda)
Ethel Herold=Mrs Robert Herold
Edith Katzenburg=E. D. Katzenburg
Emily Kennedy is liated as Emilie Kenedy for the Evening Ledger.
Mabel Kerbaugh=Mrs Forrest Kerbaugh
Ida A Kissel
Anna Krumbhaar=Mrs Chalres Hermann Krumbhaar, nee Newbold. Dorothy Newbold is her sister.
Grace LeRoy=Mrs Robert LeRoy
Mrs B Lewis=Barbara Lewis (Per GS book)
Eleanor C. Lindley is from the West Side Tennis Club in New York City.
Mrs. Helen McLean="former national champion" Homans.
Abby P. Morrison
Dorothy Newbold=Miss D. E. Newbold.
Edith Newhall=Mrs Wm P Newhall
Edith Runk plays for Merion CC. Evelyn Runk is probably her sister.
Helen Schlichter=Mrs Isaac Schlichter
Elizabeth Smucker=E. W. Smucker
Mary Snyder=M. B. Snyder. Per the NYT she was from Pittsburgh, PA.
Margaret Taylor=M. H. Taylor. Is she related to Ewing Taylor?
Mollie Thayer=Miss M. D. Thayer
Sarita Wood=Mrs David P Wood

Jack Disston=J. S. Disston Jr.
Frank Fischer usually went by FMB (his initials) Fischer.
William Landreth= W. L. (William Linton) Landreth.


Missing full names for:

Miss A. B. Black (doubles only, defaulting as partmer of Mrs Pope)
Mrs O. D. Johnson plays for Belfield
Mrs W. G. Morse-who plays mixed with husband W. G. Morse
Mrs Robert Pope
Miss Remington (mixed only-partner of J. N. Mountain)
Mrs L. Weitzel
Miss L. T. Whitney

Missing male full names for:

R. D. Crozier
C. Davis
F. E. Disston
HF Harrit
W. M. Humphrey
J. P. Magill
E. Mosher
J. N. Mountain

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Sources:

1916 Wright and Ditson Tennis Annual. (pages 15-20)
The Grand Slam Tennis Book
The New York Times
The New York Tribune

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en

Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, June 09, 1915, Final, Image 16 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress [A view of the courts. St Martins has 18 courts in all]

New-York tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, June 08, 1915, Page 15, Image 15 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress [valuable for 1R results and early defaults]

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Summary

At this point in time 31-year-old Molla Bjurstedt was really beginning to blossom in her adopted homeland. This would be the first of seven singles titles for her at the US Championships (eight if a patriotic title she would win in 1917 is included). The Philadelphia Ledger reported that more than 2,000 attended the finals.

Wright and Ditson reported, "Miss Bjurstedt's win was well deserved for it tennis of the exceptional order, although it is fair to say that her opponent in the finals was not at her best owing to lack of participation in serious tennis events in recent years, and the effects of a severe illness in the spring."

Hazel took the first set, but in scurrying around the court depleted her reserves. At 5-4 she overcame two deuces to hold serve for the first set. Then the tide turned for good. Molla's "man-like forehand drive flashing by the fast fading Longwood star again and again for aces. Mrs Wightman fought gamely but uselessly to the end, refusing to listen to the suggestion made by her friends that she default..." Hazel earned a meager ten points in the final set.

Spectators gave Molla generous applause despite the fact she played under the Norse flag. According to the Pittsburgh Press, "The young amazon of the North, strong of sinew and absolutely tireless, seemed filled with the spirit of the Berserker, and simply beat down her adversart for the force of her attack."

Molla is still perfecting her English. The effect is charming. Her way of asking if she has to play two matches in one day, "Has I to play again today?" The low bounces on grass also bother her early in the event, when she declared "I do not like the turf as much as clay". Grass favors her fast pace however, and The Norse girl adjusted quickly.

Mrs Wightman caught some luck in the 4th round vs Mrs McLean, the 1906 champion as Helen Homans. McLean won the 2nd set 6-3 as Wightman was tiring fast. The ladies went off for the customary seven minute rest between sets. They didn't come back on for 20 minutes. A rested Hazel Wightman recovered from 0-2 down and 30-40 down to sweep the next 6 games.

In the doubles and mixed events Wightman's stellar net play took her to the title in doubles with Eleanor Sears and the mixed with Harry Johnson.

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