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1889 results

Summary


Many thanks to Elegos and Newmark for their contributions to this thread.

CR=Challenge Round. Under the challenge round system the previous year's winner, the holder of the title, "sat out" until the challenger won the final (often called the All-Comers Final).



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???? Championships of Bermuda (Grass)

FI: Mary Gray d Grace Roosevelt (US) 4-6 6-3 6-3

DF: Ellen Roosevelt (US)/Grace Roosevelt (US) d Mrs Erkine/Mary Grey 2 sets to 1

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???? Natal Championships, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

FI: Mabel Grant d. Murray 6-0 6-3

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Re: 1889 results

Through May

January 7-12, Southern India Championships, Madras, India (Clay)

Singles (Draw=4)

1R: Miss Nicholas d. Mrs Swinton 6-5 6-4
1R: Edith Morgan d. Miss Ainslie default

FI: Miss Nicholas d. Edith Morgan ????

DF: Miss Clarke/Miss Nicholas d. Mrs Smart/Mrs Swinton 6-5 6-3

From "Pastime", February 13, 1889: "This tournament was eminently successful, and out and away the best ever held in India. Entries were numerous, and quality was well represented. Among the competitors were two well-known English cracks, Harry Grove and Claude Farrer, three players of more than average merit, Charles de Fonblanque, F. Hadden and Dobree, from Ceylon; and all the best Madras players.

"The ladies, although few in number, showed some good play, Miss Nicholas doing well in the singles, and Miss Martin making a capital partner in the mixed. The latter is a cousin of the Irish lady player of that name [Louisa Martin], and it was thought that had she entered for the singles she would have won.

"The courts are of dried mud, very hard and smooth, but very different from play to either the grass or ordinary hard courts in England. The hours of play are from 6.30 to 8.30 in the morning, and from 4 until 6 in the afternoon – no one plays between those hours.

"The balls – although Ayre's – were very indifferent, the climate affecting them so greatly that, to use the words of a player, they became 'soft and flabby, and stuck to the racket like a ball of wool.' Even the new ones, dated 1889, were as bad, and it is evident that if the balls to be used in India are to be of the same consistency as in England, they must be made specially for the hot climate."

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Late April and Early May, Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club Tournament, Wilton Place, Dublin, Ireland
Venue: Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=22)

QF: G. Crofton d. Louisa Martin 6-4 10-12 11-9

SF: Florence Stanuell d. Crofton 4-6 7-5 13-11
SF: Connie Butler d. Miss Story 6-4 7-5

FI: Florence Stanuell d. Connie Butler 6-3 6-1

MX: Florence Stanuell/Hume R. Jones d. Miss Wilson/Charles James 6-3 6-2

Note: The events at this tournament featuring women were handicap only.

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May 4-11, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Association Grounds, Moore Park

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Ellen Mayne d. Florence Batt ????
1R: Mabel Shaw d. Isabel Mansfield ????
1R: Edith Raleigh d. Miss Dransfield ????
1R: Ellen Blaxland d. Eliza Fitzgerald ????

SF: Mayne d. Shaw 6-3 7-9 7-5
SF: Blaxland d. Raleigh 6-2 6 3

FI: Ellen Mayne d. Ellen Blaxland 6-3 5-7 6-4


Doubles (Draw=4)


1R: Ellen Mayne/Mabel Shaw d. Ellen Blaxland/Eliza Fitzgerald 9-7 6-3
1R: Miss Keating/Edith Raleigh d. Miss Bruce/Miss Robinson 6-0 6-0

FI: Ellen Mayne/Mabel Shaw d. Miss Keating/Edith Raleigh 6-3 6-0

Mixed Doubles (Draw=9)

1R: Florence Batt/Harold S Fox d Mabel Shaw/Percy B Colquhoun 7-5 4-6 6-4

QF: Eliza Fitzgerald/Robert Fitzgerald d Miss Keating/Arthur G Colquhoun 6-0 6-3
QF: Zilla Scott/Charles Cropper d Isabel Mansfield/Leslie Mansfield 1-6 6-2 6-4
QF: Miss Dransfield/Norman Bayles d Florence C Batt/Harold S Fox 6-2 4-6 6-3
QF: Ellen Blaxland/Edward Fitzgerald d Edith Raleigh/Arthur H de Courcy Hamilton

SF: Eliza Fitzgerald/Robert Fitzgerald d Scott/Cropper 3-6 6-2 6-2
SF: Dransfield/Bayles d Blaxland/Edward Fitzgerald 1-6 6-3 6-4

FI: Eliza Fitzgerald/Robert Fitzgerald d Dransfield/Norman Bayles 10-8 3-6 6-3

CR: Eliza Fitzgerald/Robert Fitzgerald d Ellen Mayne/Dudley Webb (holders) 2-6 6-2 9-7

The holder, Lillian Scott, did not defend her singles title. The Scotts sisters, Lillian and Zilla, also did not defend their doubles title

"A splendid match. Miss Mayne led by one set and 5-2, but Miss Blaxland made a splendid response and hotly contested every inch of ground until the victory was finally wrested from her. Miss Blaxland's strokes were very fast and clean. Miss Mayne on the other hand does not play fast but all her strokes were well placed and she hit well back into her opponent's court, while balls which one would think could not be taken she seemed to pick up with ease."

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Circa mid-May? Ceylon Championships, Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon

FI: Mrs Norman d. Miss Watson 5-7 6-2 6-3

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May 20-25, Irish Championships, Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)

Draw=10

1R: Bertha Steedman d. Miss "Maude"* 6-1 6-3
1R: Lena Rice d. May Langrishe default

QF: Louisa Martin d. Florence Stanuell 6-2 8-6
QF: Bertha Steedman d. Lilian Watson 6-2 6-1
QF: Lena Rice d. Connie Butler 6-3 6-2
QF: Blanche Bingley Hillyard (GB) d. Mary Steedman 6-3 6-3

SF: Louisa Martin d. Bertha Steedman 7-5 6-1
SF: Blanche Hillyard d. Lena Rice 7-5 7-5

FI: Louisa Martin d. Blanche Hillyard 7-5 6-0

SF: Blanche Bingley Hillyard (GB) d Lena Rice 7-5 7-5

FI: Louisa Martin d. Blanche Hillyard 7-5 6-0

Doubles (Draw=4)

1R: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d. Lilian Watson/Maud Watson 6-3 6-0
1R: Blanche Hillyard/Lena Rice d. Bertha Steedman/Mary Steedman 6-4 7-9 6-1

FI: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d. Blanche Hillyard/Lena Rice 6-4 6-2

Mixed Doubles (Draw=9)

1R: Mary Steedman/George Hillyard d. Bertha Steedman/Grainger Chaytor 3-6 6-2 6-4

QF: Lena Rice/Willoughby J. Hamilton d. Miss Croker/"A. Knott" default
QF: Maud Watson/Ernest Lewis d. Lilian Watson/Harry Grove default
QF: Florence Stanuell/Harold Mahony d. Louisa Martin/Tom Campion 6-3 1-6 7-5
QF: Blanche Hillyard/Harold Stone d. Steedman/Hillyard 6-3 6-4

SF: Rice/Hamilton d. M Watson/Lewis 9-7 6-1
SF: Hillyard/Stone d. Stanuell/Mahony 6-1 6-2

FI: Lena Rice/Willoughby Hamilton d. Blanche Hillyard/Harold Stone 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-4


Miss "Maude' appears to have been a pseudonym.

Lena Rice led Blanche Hillyard 5-2 in the first set in their close semifinal--From "Pastime", May 29, 1889: "Miss Rice, who we believe never had played in an open tournament before, showed extremely good form. In her [semi-final] match with Mrs Hillyard she played so well that in the first set she led at 4 games to 2, and at 5 games to 3, and again in the second set she was 5 games to 1. Want of experience probably explains her failure in two sets, when she had so long a lead, and it is safe to predict that with good practice she will become a first-rate player."

From the “Irish Times”, 27 May 1889

“In the ladies’ singles the Irish lady added another trophy to the list already retained by the Irish players. The final match was between Miss Martin and Mrs Hillyard, and was started at 12 o’clock in court 5, and ended, as appears in the annexed details, by two sets to love in favour of Miss Martin. The Irish lady led off by winning the first game to 15, but after this Mrs Hillyard got five consecutive games, when the set seemed at her mercy. However, Miss Martin again woke up, and playing with marvellous strength, she won six games off the reel, and thus took the set to five games. This upset put Mrs Hillyard very much about, and her temper getting the better of her, she simply chucked the second set after the first game; and Miss Martin winning it to love, she won the match amidst great applause.”

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May 27-June 1, West of England Championships, Bath, Somerset, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Louisa Martin d. Lottie Paterson 6-1 6-3
1R: N. Pope d. Beatrice Langrishe default
1R: Mary Agg d. Florence Mardall 6-2 6-4
1R: Florence Stanuell d. N. Everett 6-2 6-3

SF: Martin d. Pope 6-2 6-4
SF: Stanuell d. Agg 4-6 6-0 6-3

FI: Louisa Martin d. Florence Stanuell 4-6 6-1 6-2

DF: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d. N Everett/N Pope 6-0 6-3

MX: Louisa Martin/James Baldwin d. N Pope/Harry Grove 6-2 6-3

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Re: 1889 results

June

June 3-8, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8)


1R: Louisa Martin d. Beatrice Langrishe default
1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Miss Agg 6-4 6-2
1R: Florence Mardall d. Miss Crossley 6-4 6-4
1R: Florence Stanuell d. N. Pope 7-5 6-2

SF: Martin d. Hillyard 6-2 6-3
SF: Stanuell d. Mardall 6-0 6-3

FI: Louisa Martin d. Florence Stanuell 6-1 4-6 6-2

Mixed doubles (Draw=8)


1R: Florence Stanuell/James Baldwin d. Blanche Hillyard/George Hillyard 6-1 6-4
1R: Florence Mardall/C.P. Hayes d. Miss Crossley/O. Dunn 6-0 6-3
1R: E. Rooke/Louis Winslow d. Constance Hill/W.M. Brown 6-4 6-2
1R: Louisa Martin/James Baldwin d. N. Pope/N.G. Benson 6-0 3-6 6-0

SF: Stanuell/Baldwin d. Mardall/Hayes 6-3, 0-6, 6-4
SF: Martin/Baldwin d. Rooke/Winslow 6-2, 6-2

FI: Florence Stanuell /James Baldwin d. Louisa Martin/Wilfred Milne 7-5 5-7 6-2

The doubles event was handicap only.

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Unknown date, Ealing Lawn Tennis Tournament, GB

FI Charlotte Cooper won

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June 4-10, Whitehouse, Edinburgh, Scotland (Grass)

CR: Lottie Paterson d. Ann Dod (holder) 6-0 6-1

Mixed Doubles


SF: Ann Dod/Richard M. Watson d. Miss Jones/Archibald Thomson 6-4 7-5
SF: Lottie Paterson/E.B. Fuller d. d. Lottie Dod/Arthur Story 6-2 4-6 6-3

FI: Ann Dod/Richard M. Watson d. Lottie Paterson/E.B. Fuller 6-4 10-8

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June 10-15, Waterloo, Liverpool, England (Grass)

FI: Mary Pick d. Miss Pickthall 6-1 6-3

DF: Katherine Pick/Mary Pick d. Miss Gordon/Florence Mardall 3-6 6-3 6-3

MX: Miss Barton/William Wethered d. Florence Mardall/Jacob G. Brown 6-4 6-2

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June 11-14, London Championships, Stamford Bridge, London, England (Grass)
Venue: London Athletic Club

Singles (Draw=4)


SF: May Jacks d. Miss Canning 6-1 6-3
SF: Maud Shackle d. Miss Tulloch 6-0 6-0

FI: May Jacks d. Maud Shackle 6-2 6-2

Holder Blanche hillyard did not defend.

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June 11-15, US Championships, , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US (Grass)
Venue: Wissahicken Club

Dates: June 11 to June 15
Venue: Philadelphia Country Club, Wissahickon Heights, (Chesnut Hill) Philadelphia
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=8, plus holder)


Holder Bertha Townsend "sits out" until Challenge Final.
First Round


Grace Roosevelt d. Marion Wright default
Helen Day Harris d. Rebecca Lycett 6-1 6-1
D.F. Butterfield d. Anne Cory Smith 6-3 6-1
Lida Voorhees d. Laura Knight 6-0 6-0

Semifinals


Harris d. Butterfield 6-1 6-3
Voorhees d. G. Roosevelt 6-1 4-6 6-5

All Comers Final


Voorhees d. Harris 6-5 2-6 6-3

Challenge Round

Bertha Townsend (holder) d. Lida Voorhees 7-5 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=4)

First Round


Margaret Ballard/Bertha Townsend d. Helen Day Harris/Lida Voorhees 6-5 6-3
Laura Knight/Marion Wright d. D.F. Butterfield/Rebecca Lycett 6-3 6-4

Final

Margaret Ballard/Bertha Townsend d. Laura Knight/Marion Wright 6-0 6-2
This is the first year the ladies doubles is an official championship event. The woman are aware from the very start that they are playing for the title of "Lady Champion of the United States." The 1888 and 1887 were granted retroactively.

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June 11-15, Scottish Championships, Edinburgh, Scotland (Grass)

Singles (Draw=4, plus holder)

1R: Lottie Paterson d. Ann Dod 4-6 6-2 6-3
1R: Miss Jones d. Miss Scovell 6-4 5-7 6-3

FI: Lottie Paterson d. Miss Jones 6-1 6-2

CR: Connie Butler (holder) d. Lottie Paterson 6-3 6-3

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June 11-15, Welsh Championships, Penarth, Wales (Grass)

FI: N Pope d. Mary Sweet-Escott 6-0 6-2

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June 17-22, Kent Championships, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=5, plus holder)

1R: Maud Shackle d. Miss [Amy] Tabor 6-3 6-2

SF: Shackle d. Gertrude Mellersh 6-2 6-2
SF: Miss Howes d. Mrs Rhodes 6-3 6-1

FI: Maud Shackle d. Miss Howes 6-2 6-1

CR: Maud Shackle d. May Jacks (holder) 6-3, 7-5

Mixed doubles (Draw=12)

SF: May Jacks/Herbert C. Yockney d. Gertrude Mellersh/Harold S. Stone 10-8 4-6 6-1
SF: Maud Shackle/William C. Taylor d. Annette Kettlewell/Harry S. Barlow 6-2 6-1

FI: May Jacks/Herbert C. Yockney d. Maud Shackle/William C. Taylor 6-3 6-1

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June 17-22, Northern Tournament, Manchester, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=7, plus holder)


1R: Beatrice Wood-bye
1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Katherine Hill 6-0 6-1
1R: Mary Steedman d. N. Pope 6-4 8-6
1R: Bertha Steedman d. Connie Butler 6-1 7-5

SF: Hillyard d. Wood 6-1 6-2
SF: B Steedman d. M Steedman 6-4 retired

FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Bertha Steedman 6-4 3-0 retired

CR: Lottie Dod (holder) d. Blanche Hillyard 6-8 6-3 6-3

Doubles (Draw=7)

1R: Bertha Steedman/Mary Steedman d. Blanche Hillyard/N. Pope 6-1 2-6 6-3
1R: Katherine Hill/Miss Pickthall d. Katherine Pick/Mary Pick 6-0 6-4
1R: Ann Dod/Lottie Dod d. L. Athhill/Mrs McCarthy 6-4 6-3
1R: Connie Butler/Beatrice Wood-bye

SF: Steedman/Steedman d. Hill/Pickthall 6-3 6-2
SF: Dod/Dod d. Butler/Wood 6-1 6-0

FI: Bertha Steedman/Mary Steedman d. Ann Dod/Lottie Dod 9-7 6-2

All England Mixed Doubles Championships (Draw=10, plus holders)

1R: Lottie Dod/John CharlesKay d. Mary Steedman/George Hillyard 5-7 6-4 6-4
1R: Mary Pick/William Wethered d. Jacob G. Brown/Florence Mardall 6-4 6-2

QF: Dod/Kay d. Connie Butler/William D. Hamilton 6-0 6-3
QF: L. Atthill/Hume R. Jones d. Beatrice Wood/H.J. Carson 3-6 6-1 6-3
QF: N. Pope/James Baldwin d. Mrs McCarthy/Louis Winslow 6-1 7-5
QF: Bertha Steedman/Harold S. Mahony d. Pick/Wethered 6-4 6-1

SF: Dod/Kay d. Atthill/Jones 6-3 6-0
SF: B. Steedman/Mahony d. Pope/Baldwin 6-1 6-3

FI: Lottie Dod/John Charles Kay d. Bertha Steedman/Harold Mahony 6-4 6-1

CR: Lottie Dod/John Charles Kay d. Blanche Hillyard/Ernest Renshaw (holders) 4-6 6-3 6-3

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Began June 24, Edgbaston Tournament, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England (Grass)
Venue: Edgbaston Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Maud Watson (owe 30) d. Mrs GM Elkington 6-1 9-7 [HO]

DF: Miss Bryan/Maud Watson d. Miss Charles/L. Charles 6-1 6-3

MX: Maud Watson/John Deykin d. Lilian Watson/H.G. Nadin 7-5 5-7 6-4

Maud's first time not partnering her sister in doubles and her last career event. She won the doubles with Miss Bryan over the Charles sisters.The singles was a handicap event. Miss Bryan probably=C Bryan.

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June 26-28, Edgbaston Tournament, Birmingham, England (Grass)

Doubles (Draw=4)

1R: Constance Bryan/Maud Watson d. Clara Hill/Miss Rooke 6-4 4-6 6-3
1R: Miss Charles/L.J. Charles d. Miss Harrison/Miss Keep 6-1 6-2

FI: Constance Bryan/Maud Watson d. Miss Charles/L.J. Charles 6-1 6-3

Mixed doubles (Draw of 8)

SF: Maud Watson/John Deykin d. Miss Rooke/H.S. Player 6-1 6-1
SF: Lilian Watson/Henry G. Nadin d. Constance Bryan/George E. Brown 6-2 5-6 6-2

FI: Maud Watson/John Deykin d. Lilian Watson/Henry G. Nadin 7-5 5-7 6-4

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June 24-29, Lansdowne Lawn Tennis Club Tournament, Dublin, Ireland

Singles handicap (Draw=20)


SF: G. Crofton d. Annie Rice 6-4 6-2
SF: Lena Rice d. Miss Malcolmson 6-0 8-6

FI: G. Crofton (owes half 15) d. Lena Rice (owes 30) 6-3 7-5

Note: This event was handicap only.

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Re: 1889 results

July

July 1-13, The Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: The All-England Club, Wimbledon

Singles (Draw=6)

First Round


Lena Rice (Ire)-bye
May Jacks d. Mary Steedman 6-4 6-2
Blanche Hillyard d. Annie Rice (Ire) 6-3 6-0
Bertha Steedman-bye

Semifinals

L Rice d. Jacks 6-2 6-0
Hillyard d. B. Steedman 8-6 6-1

Final

Blanche Hillyard d. Lena Rice 4-6 8-6 6-4

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Summary


Dod doesn't defend title.

In the final Hillyard survives 3 match points before a large Center court crowd. A full report on the semis and final is below from "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1890):

Semi-finals

"Thursday, July 4. Notwithstanding the counter-attractions of Henley, a very large number of lovers of the game attended at Wimbledon today to witness the two matches set down for decision. The weather was fine and the light for playing decidedly good.

"The ladies' matches commenced at half-past three, Miss Lena Rice and Miss May Jacks playing on the court between the stands. In the opening set Miss Jacks won two games but was unable to win a single one in the second; Miss Rice finishing the match with a consecutive run of eight games. Her returns and placing were much too good for Miss Jacks.

"Miss Bertha Steedman made a good stand against Mrs Blanche Hillyard in the opening set, fourteen games being contested; but in the second she could only gain one game, Mrs Hillyard playing extremely well."
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All-Comers' Final

"Saturday, July 6. The match between Mrs Blanche Hillyard and Miss Lena Rice was of rather an extraordinary character, as after it had appeared as if the latter lady must be the victor, indeed she was three times within an ace of securing it, Mrs Hillyard played up with the greatest determination and eventually won - a very fine performance.

"Both ladies hit hard and placed their returns well, Miss Rice making the best backhand strokes, while Mrs Hillyard was decidedly the better in her forehand returns, and in the placing. Mrs Hillyard won 18 games to and 110 strokes to Miss Rice's 16 games and 100 strokes.

"It having been notified that Miss Lottie Dod would not defend her title the winner of the final match also earned the right to hold the 50-guinea challenge cup for the year and the championship, so that Mrs Hillyard, who was the lady champion in 1886, now resumes the title. [...]

"Mrs Hillyard commenced serving, but lost the opening game by four strokes to two; the second, however, was a love game to her. The next three games in succession all fell to Miss Rice, only the fifth being at deuce. Mrs Hillyard then made a great effort, and secured the sixth, seventh and eighth games, bringing the score to four-all; but, although she gained the first two aces in the ninth and tenth games, she was unable to make another, and so lost the set by six games to four and 30 aces to 27. This set took 20 minutes to play.

"Mrs Hillyard started well in the second set, the first, third and fourth all being love games to her, the second falling to her opponent by four strokes to two, but after this Miss Rice played wonderfully well, and won the four following games, bringing the score to five games to three in her favour.

"To all appearances the match seemed over in the ninth game, as it was called 40 to 15, and afterwards advantage to Miss Rice; but Mrs Hillyard, nothing daunted, played with great determination, and eventually won the game by seven strokes to five, and she followed this up by also taking the tenth at five to three, thus causing an advantage set to be played. The eleventh game also fell to Mrs Hillyard, but Miss Rice, by some fine returns, mostly backhand, also brought the score to 'games-all'. The following two games, however, decided the set, as Mrs Hillyard won them both, and thus the set, by eight games to six, and 51 aces to 41. Duration of set: 38 minutes. Six of the games were at deuce.

"As in the second set, Mrs Hillyard gained three out of the first games in the final set, but once more Miss Rice again took a sequence, this time, however, making three consecutive games instead of four, the score now being called four games to three in her favour. This proved to her last win, as Mrs Hillyard, again playing with great vigour, took the next three in succession, and so winning the match. The set was won by six games to four, and 32 aces to 29. Each player gained a love game, and four of the game were at deuce, including the first and last. Duration of set: 22 minutes."

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July 11-13, Hull, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Katherine Grey d. Miss Barber 6-3 6-1

A handicap event.

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July 15-20, Middlesex Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Chiswick Park

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: Ethel Gurney d. Catherine Triscott 6-1 4-2 retired
1R: Edith Austin d. Mrs F. Gib 6-3 6-0
1R: Bertha Steedman d. Cordelia Phillimore 6-2 6-0

QF: Mary Steedman d. Gurney 1-6 9-7 6-1
QF: Maud Shackle d. Edith Cole 10-8 6-4
QF: E. Malcolm d. Mrs Robert 6-0 6-4
QF: Bertha Steedman d. Austin 6-3 6-0

SF: M. Steedman d. Shackle 6-1 6-0
SF: B. Steedman d. Malcolm 6-1 6-0

FI: Mary Steedman d. Bertha Steedman 6-4 7-5

Holder Blanche Hillyard does not defend her title.

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July 22-27, Yorkshire Association and County Open Tournament, Ilkley, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8, plus holder)


1R: Mabel Boulton d. Miss Moir 6-2 6-1
1R: Dorothy Boulton d. Mrs E.J. Crossley 6-4 5-7 7-5
1R: L. Chatterton-Clarke d. Miss Crsoby default
1R: Miss Crossley d. Miss Hall default

SF: Mabel Boulton d Dorothy Boulton default
SF: Crossley d. Chatterton-Clarke 4-6 6-1 6-2

FI: Mabel Boulton d. Miss Crossley 6-3 6-3

CR: Mabel Boulton d. Beatrice Wood (holder) 2-6 6-3 7-5

DF: L. Chatterton-Clarke/Beatrice Wood d. Miss Moir/Ethel Tannett 6-3 6-4

MX: Beatrice Wood/James Baldwin d. Mabel Boulton/Herbert W. Wilberforce 6-1 6-1

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July 31-August 3, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Alice Pickering d. Ann Dod 2-6 6-3 8-6
1R: Jane Corder d. S. Raines 6-2 6-0
1R: Connie Butler-bye
1R: E Dickenson-bye

1R: Beatrice Wood-bye
1R: Miss Clarke-bye
1R: Gertrude Bracewell d. Lucy Kendal 6-5 6-1
1R: Helen Jackson d. A. Kendal 6-1 6-0

QF: Pickering d. Corder 6-4 6-1
QF: Butler d. Dickenson 6-0 6-1
QF: Wood d. Clark 3-6 6-2 6-1
QF: Jackson d. Bracewell 6-5 6-4

SF: Pickering d. Butler 6-3, 6-4
SF: Jackson d. Wood 6-2, 6-2

FI: Helen Jackson d. Alice Pickering 6-2 6-4

The doubles and mixed events were handicap. The results for these events may be viewed in full at: 1889 results

Pickering is the married name of Alice Simpson.

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July 29-August 3, South of Ireland Championships, Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland
Venue: Limerick County Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Mary Lysaght d. Miss Smith 3-6 7-5 7-5

DF: Miss Bayly/M. Smith d. Mary Lysaght/Miss Smith 6-3 7-5

MX: G.H. Browning/Miss Gavin d. M.W. Gavin/Miss Brown 2-6 6-4 6-5 6-1

Note: The above three events were handicap only.

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August

August 7-8, Colchester, Essex, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Norman d Helen Kersey 6-2 6-2

MX: Miss Norman/G.K. Norman d. Miss Huleatt/R.E. Vaizey 6-1 6-3

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August 7-9, East Grinstead, West Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: [Ivy] Arbuthnot and May Arbuthnot divided the prizes.

MX: May Arbuthnot/William J. Down d. A Covey/Wilberforce V. Eaves (Aus) 6-4 6-4

The two finalists were sisters; another Arbuthnot sister, Ann, also played competitive tennis.

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August 5-10, Exmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: K. Hole d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-4 7-5
1R: R. Wright d. Miss Shadbolt 10-8 6-3
1R: Lilian Pine-Coffin d. [Georgina] Kindersley ????
1R: E. Peck-bye.

SF: Hole d. Wright 6-0 6-1
SF: Pine-Coffin d. Peck 6-0 6-3

FI: K. Hole d. Lilian Pine-Coffin 2-6 7-5 6-4

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August 5-10, Darlington, Durham, England (Grass)

Mixed Doubles

SF: Lottie Dod/Kenneth R. Marley d. d. Ethel Cheese/Arthur J. Stanley 6-1 6-4
SF: Ann Dod/John Galbraith Horn d. Lady Constance Bowes-Lyon/Hon. Patrick Bowes-Lyon 6-3 6-1

FI: Lottie Dod/Kenneth R. Marley d. Ann Dod/John Galbraith Horn default

NB: Lottie Dod didn't take part in the singles event at this tournament.

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August 8-10, Sheffield and Hallamshire Club Tournament, South Yorkshire, England (Grass)
Venue: Sheffield and Hallamshire Club at Hunter's Bar.

FI: Miss Crossley d. L. Clark 6-5 6-1

From “Pastime”, August 14, 1889: “The second annual tournament, promoted by the Sheffield and Hallamshire Club, commenced on Thursday under favourable conditions. The ground is pleasantly situated at Hunter’s Bar, and the courts, which had undergone favourable preparation, left nothing to be desired.”

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August 6-10, Keswick and Lake District Tournament, Lake District, England

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: E. Malcolm d. C. Baker 6-1 6-1
1R: A. Scowcroft d. E.J. Heelis 6-3 5-6 6-0
1R: L. Cheetham d. Miss Wybergh 6-3 6-3
1R: Miss Allen d. E. Goffey 6-2 6-4

SF: Malcolm d. Scowcroft 6-2 6-2
SF: Allen d. Cheetham 6-5 0-6 6-3

FI: E. Malcolm d. Miss Allen 6-3 6-2

MX: E. Malcolm/C.J. Chippendale d. E. Goffey/H.H. Edgecombe 6-2, 6-1

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August 15-17, Felixstowe, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: Ivy Arbuthnot d. Helen Kersey 6-3 6-4

MX: Ivy Arbuthnot/William N Cobbold d. Helen Kersey/Herbert Kersey 6-4 6-2

The runners-up in the mixed doubles event were brother and sister.

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August 12-19, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: G. Crofton d. Helen Jackson 2-6 6-4 6-3
1R: Miss Pickthall d. Blanche Hillyard default
1R: Connie Butler d. Florence Stanuell 6-2 4-6 6-4

QF: Bertha Steedman d. Crofton 6-4 6-1
QF: Mary Steedman d. Edith Gurney 1-6 6-2 7-5
QF: Butler d. Pickthall 6-2 6-3
QF: Louisa Martin d. M. Goodman 6-2 6-3

SF: B Steedman d. M Steedman 6-4 2-2 retired
SF: Martin d. Butler 6-0 6-4

FI: Bertha Steedman d. Louisa Martin 5-7 6-4 6-3

All England Women's Doubles Championships (Draw=8)


1R: Bertha Steedman/Mary Steedman d. Connie Butler/G. Crofton default
1R: Edith Gurney/Blanche Hillyard d. Mrs Ben Armitage/Mabel Earwaker default
1R: Helen Jackson/May Marriott d. Miss Goodman/Miss Pickthall 6-1 6-2
1R: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d. Miss Carew-Flint/Kate Nunneley 6-0 6-0

SF: Bertha Steedman/Mary Steedman d. Gurney/Hillyard 7-5 6-2
SF: Martin/Stanuell d. Jackson/Marriott 3-6 6-2 6-3

FI: Bertha Steedman/Mary Steedman d. Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell 6-4 6-1

MX: Florence Stanuell/A.J. de C. Wilson d. Louisa Martin/P.B. Brown 8-10 6-1 6-3


*Doubles was the All-England Ladies Doubles Chmps. Mixed doubles final result comes from "Pastime".

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August 13-17, South of Scotland Championships, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (Grass)

CR: E. Malcolm (holder) d. Miss Scowcroft 6-4 8-6

DF: Miss Hill/Miss Rooke d. E. Malcolm/Miss Scowcroft 6-2 6-1

MX: E. Malcolm/Richard M. Watson d. A. Scowcroft/Archibald A. Thomson 6-2 2-6 6-2

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August 18-20, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: Jane Snook d. Miss Sturgess 6-3 6-2
1R: Beatrice Wood-bye
1R: Miss evans-bye
1R: Frances Snook-bye

SF: Wood d. J Snook 6-0 6-1
SF: F Snook d. Evans 6-1 6-3

FI: Beatrice Wood d. Frances Snook 1-6 6-3 6-1

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August 19-24, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=13, plus holder)

1R: Constance Bryan d. A. Everett 6-0 6-0
1R: Alice Arbuthnot d. May Langrishe default (entered by mistake)
1R: L. Elphinston d. Miss Geare 6-1 6-4
1R: Elsie Pinckney-bye

1R: K Stretton-bye
1R: M Hext-bye
1R: Beatrice Langrishe d. A. Powell default
1R: Beatrice Langrishe d. Ivy Arbuthnot 6-4 2-6 6-4

QF: Bryan d. A. Arbuthnot 6-2 6-1
QF: E Pinckney d. Elphinston 6-4 6-4
QF: Stretton d. M. Hext default
QF: M Arbuthnot d. B Langrishe 7-5 6-2

SF: Bryan d. E Pinckney 6-3 6-4
SF: M Arbuthnot d. Stretton 7-5 4-6 6-0

FI: Constance Bryan d. May Arbuthnot 6-1 5-7 6-2

CR: May Langrishe (holder) d. Constance Bryan 6-4 6-4

DF: Constance Bryan/May Langrishe d. [Ivy] Arbuthnot/Miss Everett 6-2 6-1

MX: May Langrishe/Harry S Barlow d. May Arbuthnot/EB Fuller 6-3 6-1

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August 22-24, Royston, Hertfordshire, England

Doubles (Draw=7)

FI: Geraldine Buttanshaw/Rosamond Buttanshaw d. Hilda Gainsford/Miss Lucas 6-3 6-2

Mixed doubles (Draw=20)

QF: Hilda Gainsford/Osmond R. McMullen d. L. Wiles/M.J. Berry 2-4 4-3 4-3
QF: E. Pulleyn/A. Pearce d. Miss Clark/E.H. Cuthbertson 6-5 3-6 6-4
QF: Geraldine Buttanshaw/Charles G. Allen d. M. Nash/W.G. Nash 6-2 6-3
QF: Ruth Buttanshaw/Edward R. Allen d. Mrs Cuthbertson/H.G. Biddle 6-5 6-4

SF: Gainsford/McMullen d. Pulleyn/Pearce 4-0 0-4 4-2
SF: Ruth Buttanshaw/Edward R. Allen d. Geraldine Buttanshaw/Charles G. Allen 4-1 4-2

FI: Hilda Gainsford/Osmond R. McMullen d. Ruth Buttanshaw/Edward R. Allen default

The winners of the women's doubles event were English twin sisters from the village of Edworth in Bedfordshire.

Note: Some of the sets in some of the matches in the mixed doubles event were played on a first-to-four-games basis.

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August 19-28, North of England Championships, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Edith Gurney d. M. Goodman 10-8 6-4
1R: Miss Hall d. L. Anderson default
1R: C. Crosby d. M. Crosby 6-2 6-4
1R: Helen Jackson d. B. Anderson 6-1 6-0

1R: Connie Butler d. Miss Stevens default
1R: M. Crossley d. B. Hopkinson default
1R: Mabel Boulton d. Miss Clarke ????
1R: Beatrice Wood d. Miss Caldecott 6-1 5-7 6-0

QF: Gurney d. Hall 6-2 6-4
QF: Jackson d. Crosby 6-2 6-2
QF: Butler d. Crossley 2-6 6-1 6-4
QF: Wood d. Boulton 6-0 6-1

SF: Gurney d. Jackson 6-4 6-4
SF: Wood d. Butler 6-1 6-2

FI: Edith Gurney d. Beatrice Wood 6-4 8-6

DF: Miss Clark/Beatrice Wood d. Mabel Boulton/Miss Hodgson 6-0 7-5

MX: Beatrice Wood/Arthur W Hallward d. Helen Jackson/George E Brown 6-2 6-3

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August 21-24, East of Scotland Championships, Saint Andrews, Fife, Scotland (Grass)

FI: Miss Moir d. Miss Malcolm 7-9 9-7 6-2

DF: Miss Bruce Johnston/Miss Moir d. Miss Malcolm/Miss Purvis 6-2 6-1

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August 26-28 , Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: Winifred Kersey-bye
1R: L Stains-bye
1R: Edith Austin-bye
1R: Helen Kersey d. Mrs C.H. Gore

SF: W Kersey d. Stains 6-2 6-1
SF: H Kersey d. Austin 6-3 3-6 6-5

FI: Winifred Kersey d. Helen Kersey 6-1 6-5

DF: Edith Austin/R. Darling d. Miss Heweston/J. Heweston 6-0 6-3

MX: Mary Wallich/John Wallich d. K French/FC. French 6-4 2-6 6-2

Notes from Newmark:
The Kersey sisters, Helen (b. 1864) and Winifred (b. 1869), were born in Cosford, Suffolk. Their brother Herbert also played lawn tennis.
The siblings John and Mary Wallich were from Henstead in Norfolk.
Later becomes the Sussex Championships

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August 28-30, Trefriw, Wales (Grass)

FI: S. Allen d. Miss Cheetham 6-1 4-6 7-5*

The women's singles event at this, the first edition of the Trefriw tournament, was handicap only.

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September 2-7, Sussex Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: May Langrishe d. Harriet Mellersh 6-1 6-0
1R: Gertrude Mellersh d. Miss Stretton 9-7 6-2
1R: Mrs Hill-bye
1R: Lilian Watson-bye

1R: Emily Mocatta-bye
1R: Despina Petrocochino-bye
1R: Miss Bryan d. Maud Watson default
1R: Beatrice Langrishe d. Maria Petrocochino 6-0 6-1

QF: M Langrishe d. G Mellersh default
QF: Hill d. L Watson default
QF: Mocatta d. D Petrocochino 6-3 6-1
QF: B Langrishe d. Bryan 2-6 6-4 6-4

SF: M Langrishe d. Hill 6-1 6-1
SF: B Langrishe d. Mocatta 6-1 6-1

FI: May Langrishe d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-3 6-2

Doubles

SF: Beatrice Langrishe/May Langrishe d. Miss Gates/Miss Wilson 6-2 6-3
SF: Elizabeth Mocatta/Harriet Mellersh d. Gertrude Mellersh/Emily Mocatta 6-4 6-2

FI: Beatrice Langrishe/May Langrishe d. Elizabeth Mocatta/Harriet Mellersh 6-4 3-6 6-0

Mixed doubles


SF: May Langrishe/Harold Stone d. Miss Bryan/Charles Eames 4-6 6-2 6-2
SF: Emily Mocatta/Horace Chapman d. Beatrice Langrishe/Walter Castle 6-4 6-4

FI: May Langrishe/Harold Stone d. Emily Mocatta/Horace Chapman 6-1 6-2

The first real Sussex Championships tournament was held in September 1889; real in the sense that it attracted a good entry and would have a fixed place in the calendar, growing in popularity in the following years when it began to rival the South of England Championships tournament, held down the coast in Eastbourne. A Challenge Cup was offered at the 1889 Sussex Championships. A Challenge Round would thus be in force in the two main singles events until the early 1900s.

The first edition of the Sussex Championships had entries from no less than four sets of sisters as well one pair of cousins. All of these relations initially entered the singles event. They were the Irishwomen May and Beatrice Langrishe, and four pairs of Englishwomen: Maud and Lilian Watson; Elizabeth and Emily Mocatta; Despina and Maria Petrocochino; and Gertrude and Harriet Mellersh, who were the cousins in question.

The Mocattas were natives of the county of Cheshire, Elizabeth (1853-1945) being eight years older than Emily (1861-1959). The Petrocochinos had Greek ancestors, but were born in London, Despina (1865-1900) being slightly older than Maria (1866-1950). Harriet Mellersh (1851-1908) appears to have been the orphan cousin of Gertrude Mellersh (1861-1943), Gertrude's parents becoming Harriet's legal guardian after Harriet became orphaned.

Although Maud Watson had sent in her name for the 1889 Sussex Championships tournament, she was ultimately unable to take part. The women's events were dominated by the Langrishe sisters, with May winning the women's singles, the doubles with her sister Beatrice and the mixed doubles with the Englishman Harold Stone.
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The following are excerpts from a report on the tournament in question featured in "Pastime" on September 11, 1889:

“The first open tournament held on the grass at Brighton has been an unqualified success. The entries were extraordinarily large for a new meeting, the attendance of spectators was satisfactory, the arrangements were good, and, to crown all, the weather was simply delightful. The play, too, was of a very high class, and the matches, especially those in the first-class handicap, close and interesting. The courts, seven in number, were fairly good, those in the centre being excellent. […]

“The Ladies’ Challenge Cup was shorn of much of the interest that would have centred in it by the withdrawal of Miss Maud Watson owing to ill health. As Miss Watson has recently been playing in very good form, a meeting between her and Miss May Langrishe would have caused great excitement, and her inability to play was generally regretted. As it was, the Irish lady had an easy victory, for Miss Bryan, who was expected to prove her most formidable antagonist, was unexpectedly defeated by Miss Beatrice Langrishe, who is this year playing better than ever. […]

“The Ladies’ Doubles was not productive of any very good matches. Miss Lilian Watson and Miss Bryan, who were thought good enough to make a good fight with the Misses Langrishe, met the sisters in the first round, but, contrary to expectations, the latter won easily. It must, however, in fairness to the losers, be stated that neither were playing up to their proper form. In the final the sisters had their hardest match, Miss Emily Mocatta and Miss Gertrude Mellersh, both of whom played very steadily, gaining a set against them. […]”

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September 9-14, South of England Championships, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

Singles (Draw=12)


1R: May Langrishe d. Amy Wilson 6-1 retired
1R: E. Malcolm d. Blanche Pedley 6-2 6-2
1R: Winifred Kersey-bye
1R: D Hickson-bye

1R: Elsie Pinckney-bye
1R: Gertrude Mellersh-bye
1R: Violet Pinckney d. Harriet Mellersh 6-1 8-6
1R: May Jacks d. Helen Kersey 6-1 6-0

QF: M Langrishe d. Malcolm 6-1 6-3
QF: W Kersey d. Hickson 6-4 6-3
QF: E Pinckney d. Mellersh 6-1 6-2
QF: Jacks d. Violet Pinckney 6-2 6-1

SF: M Langrishe d. W Kersey 6-3 6-1
SF: Jacks d. E Pinckney 6-2 6-2

FI: May Langrishe d. May Jacks 5-7 6-2 6-2

Mixed doubles (Draw=16)


1R: May Langrishe/Harry S. Barlow d. Gertrude Mellersh/C.P. Hayes 1-6 6-1 9-7
1R: May Jacks/Harry Grove d. Amy Wilson/David Wilson 6-1 6-3
1R: Violet Pinckney/Wilberforce V. Eaves d. Harriet Mellersh/Walter Howard 8-6 7-5
1R: Elsie Pinckney/Ernest Renshaw d. Winifred Kersey/A.G. Low 6-2 6-2

1R: Miss Adshead/W.R. Craig d. Miss Tootell/A. Pidcock 6-1 6-2
1R: Miss Warner/Oswald M. Malcolm d. F. Bailey/J. Bailey 6-1 6-3
1R: Blanche Pedley/J.D. Harris d. M. Holdsworth/Sydney L. Bathurst 6-4 6-1
1R: E. Malcolm/Harold W. Carlton d. Helen Kersey/J.H. Mitchell default

QF: Langrishe/Barlow d. Jacks/Grove 6-2 6-3
QF: E. Pinckney/Renshaw d. V. Pinckney/Eaves 10-8 6-2
QF: Adshead/Craig d. Warner/Malcolm 6-2 6-2
QF: Malcolm/Carlton d. Pedley/Harris 5-7 6-2 6-3

SF: Langrishe/Barlow d E. Pinckney/Renshaw 6-2 6-3
SF: Malcolm/Carlton d. Adshead/Craig 6-4 6-1

FI: May Langrishe/Harry S. Barlow d. E. Malcolm/Harold W. Carlton 7-5 6-3

Holder Blanche Hillyard did not defend her singles title.

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1890): "This year it was arranged to hold this most popular of south county tournaments a week later than has usually been the case, the second week in September being chosen instead of the first. [...] It was indeed a treat, when inside Devonshire Park, to see the splendid courts that had been set out for the tournament - eight in number. An alteration that immediately caught the eye was the handsome pavilion that had been erected where the tent used to be fixed. In this, dressing rooms for both ladies and gentlemen had been arranged, in addition to the usual accommodation in the cricket pavilion. Two small stands had also been erected, one on each of the row of courts; so those who chose could retain reserved seats throughout the day. [...]

"The play was good from start to finish. The weather was beautifully fine throughout, and those who attended the matches day by day were all satisfied with the splendid entertainment, if so it may be called. Rarely, indeed, have such a succession of fine matches been seen day after day. Devonshire Park looked at its very best, and a prettier sight than was seen from the upper portion of the Swiss chalet, when the matches were in full swing, and the stands and space outside the ropes crowded with spectators, can hardly be imagined."


FI: May Langrishe d. May Jacks 5-7 6-2 6-1

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October to end of year

circa September 28-October 12, Queensland Champs, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Grass)

FI: Mrs Quinnell d. Miss Earle 6-1 6-0

MX: Miss Lee/Haughton d. Miss Earle/R.J. Cottell 6-3 6-1

This tournament was played over at least a fortnight. The mixed doubles event was probably "handicap" only.

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circa November 11-18, Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Grass)

SF: Nellie A'Beckett d. E. Raleigh 6-5 5-3
SF: Miss Raleigh d. Mabel Shaw 6-5 6-1

FI: Nellie A’Beckett d. Miss Raleigh 6-3 6-4

Doubles


SF: Mayne/Mackenzie d. A'Beckett/Scott 4-6 6-1 6-1
SF: Raleigh/Raleigh d. Brunton/C. Peach 6-1 6-2

FI: Miss Raleigh/E. Raleigh d. Mayne/Mackenzie 6-4 6-5

Mixed Doubles

R1 Nellie A'Beckett/H De Little d Phenie Shaw/Gregory 6-2 6-4
R1 Eliza Fitzgerald/Robert Fitzgerald d Scott/Charles Cropper 7-5 6-2

R2 A'Beckett/De Little d Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald 7-5 6-4

SF A'Beckett/De Little d E Raleigh/Mann 8-6 7-5
SF Mayne/Richard E Shuter d Mabel Shaw/Norman Bayles 6-0 4-6 6-3

FI: A'Beckett/De Little d Mayne/Shuter 6-3 7-5

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ends December 16 Linwood Lawn Tennis Club Tournament, ????, New Zealand (Grass)
Venue: Linwood Lawn Tennis Club

FI: E Gordon (owes 15) d. M Simpson 4-6 6-3 6-3*

This was a handicap event.

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December 25-30 New Zealand Championship, Dunedin, New Zealand (Grass)
Venue: Carisbrooke Cricket Ground

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Nina Douslin d. EveleenHarman 6-4, 6-4
1R: Mrs George Way d. L. Mackerras ????

QF: E. Gordon d. Douslin 4-6 6-1 6-4
QF: Miss Campbell d. Fanny Ollivier 6-2 6-3
QF: Mrs George Way d. Miss Grant default
QF: Ruth Orbell d. Hilda Hitchings 4-6 6-1 6-5

SF: Gordon d. Campbell 6-5 6-3
SF: Orbell d. Way 6-3 6-4

FI: E. Gordon d. Ruth Orbell 7-5 7-5

Doubles (Draw=5)

1R: E. Gordon/Eveleen Harman d. Fanny Ollivier/Mrs George Way 6-4 6-5
SF: E. Gordon/Harman d. Miss Grant/L. McKerras 6-2 5-6 6-3
SF: Ruth Orbell/Gertrude Rattray d. Hilda Hitchings/Miss Koch ????

FI: E. Gordon/Eveleen Harman d. Ruth Orbell/Gertrude Rattray 6-1 6-2

Mixed doubles (Draw=5)

1R: Miss M. Callendar/A. Holmes d. Miss Allan/J.E. Gunn 5-6 6-3 6-5

SF: Miss F. Rattray/A.E. Gibbs d. Mrs Woodhouse/H. Rose 6-4 6-4
SF: Miss Smith/J.M. Mackerras d. Callendar/Holmes 6-2 6-0

FI: Miss F. Rattray/A.E. Gibbs d. Miss Smith/J.M. Mackerras 9-7 6-4

Miss Douslin was from Blenheim
Miss Campbell was from Wellington
Miss E Gordon , MrsOllivier, and Mrs George Way were from Christchurch.
Miss Mackerras and Miss Orbell hailed from Denedin.

The papers called Mixed doubles "Combined doubles".

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi...ennis-ARTICLE-

From the Evening Post, Volume XXXIX, Issue 155, 31 December 1889, Page 3--reporting on the final.

Quote:
Both were on their best mettle. The play was very even throughout, and the sets well contested. Miss Orbell's backhand was much admired, as also her volleying. Miss Gordon hits under and plays more judiciously than her opponent, while Miss Orbell is the better server. Deuce and vantage were called three times, and in the second set Miss Orbell was twice on the point of winning the set. Eventually Miss Gordon won two sets by 7 games to 5.

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Re: 1889 results

I notice that the "Lawn Tennis Calendar" published by "The Field" in 1890 (for 1889) has Blanche Hillyard/Lena Rice winnng the women's doubles, not Blanche Hillyard/D. Meldon.

Here is the complete draw for the 1889 women's doubles at the Irish Championships (only four pairs took part):

FR: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d. Lilian Watson/Maud Watson 6-3, 6-0
FR: Blanche Hillyard/Lena Rice d. Bertha Steedman/Mary Steedman 6-4, 7-9, 6-1
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FI: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d. Blanche Hillyard/Lena Rice 6-4, 6-2
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This is the complete draw for the women's singles at the 1889 Irish Championships:

FR: Bertha Steedman d. Miss "Maude"* 6-1, 6-3
FR: Lena Rice d. May Langrishe, walkover

* Miss "Maude" appears to have been a pseudonym. The rest of the players had byes.
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QF: Louisa Martin d. Florence Stanuell 6-2, 8-6
QF: Bertha Steedman d. Lilian Watson 6-2, 6-1
QF: Lena Rice d. Connie Butler 6-3, 6-2
QF: Blanche Hillyard d. Mary Steedman 6-3, 6-3
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SF: Louisa Martin d. Bertha Steedman 7-5, 6-1
SF: Blanche Hillyard d. Lena Rice 7-5, 7-5
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FI: Louisa Martin d. Blanche Hillyard 7-5, 6-0
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Added-thanks Mark I also put in the note and standardized the dotted lines.
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1889 Derbyshire Championships (August 12-19) mixed doubles final result, from "Pastime":

XDF: A.J. de C. Wilson/Florence Stanuell d. P.B. Brown/Louisa Martin 8-10, 6-1, 6-3
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Few more bits:

4-11 May 1889 - NSW Championships
Association Grounds, Moore Park, Sydney (Grass)


SF Ellen Blaxland d E Raleigh 62 63
SF E M Mayne d Mabel Shaw 63 79 75

FI Mayne d Blaxland 63 57 64

"A splendid match. Miss Mayne led by one set and 5-2, but Miss Blaxland made a splendid response and hotly contested every inch of ground until the victory was finally wrested from her. Miss Blaxland's strokes were very fast and clean. Miss Mayne on the other hand does not play fast but all her strokes were well placed and she hit well back into her opponent's court, while balls which one would think could not be taken she seemed ot pick up with ease."

R1
Florence Batt/Harold S Fox d Mabel Shaw/Percy B Colquhoun 75 46 64
Rest - byes

DOUBLES
M Mayne/Mabel Shaw d Ellen Blaxland/Eliza Fitzgerald 97 63
Keating/E Raleigh d Bruce/Robinson 60 60

FI Mayne/Shaw d Keating/Raleigh 63 60

MIXED
Ellen Blaxland/Edward Fitzgerald d Raleigh/Arthur H de Courcy Hamilton
Miss Dransfield/Norman Bayles d Florence C Batt/Harold S Fox 62 46 63
Eliza Fitzgerald/Robert Fitzgerald d Miss Keating/AG Colquhoun 60 63
Zilla Scott/Charles Cropper d Leslie Mansfield/Isabel Mansfield 16 62 64

Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald d Scott/Cropper
Dransfield/Bayles d Blaxland/Fitzgerald

FI Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald d Dransfield/Bayles 108 36 63

CR Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald d Mayne/Dudley Webb 26 62 97

11-18 November 1889 - Victorian Championships

SF Nellie A'Beckett d E Raleigh 65 63
SF Raleigh d Mabel Shaw 65 61

FI A'Beckett d Raleigh 63 64

DOUBLES
SF Mayne/Mackenzie d A'Beckett/Scott 46 61 61
SF Raleigh/E Raleigh d Brunton/C Peach 61 62

FI Raleigh/Raleigh d Mayne/Mackenzie 64 65

MIXED
R1 Nellie A'Beckett/H De Little d Phenie Shaw/Gregory 62 64
R1 Eliza Fitzgerald/Robert Fitzgerald d Scott/Charles Cropper 75 62

R2 A'Beckett/De Little d Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald 75 64
Others?

SF A'Beckett/De Little d E Raleigh/Mann 86 75
SF Mayne/Richard E Shuter d Mabel Shaw/Norman Bayles 60 46 63

FI A'Beckett/De Little d Mayne/Shuter 63 75

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August, East of England Championships, Felixstowe

FI: Ivy Arbuthnot d. Helen Kersey 6-3 6-4
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