re: 1949 results
Week of March 14-20
March 14-20 Carlton Lawn Tennis Club, Cannes, France (Clay)
QF: Jacqueline Patorni d Gay Chandler (GB) 6-4 6-4
QF: Joy Hibbert (GB) d Alice Weivers default
QF: Jacqueline Marcellin d Nel Hermsen (Neth) 6-4 4-6 7-5
QF: Hilde Doleschell (Austria) d J Poncelet 4-6 6-3 6-2
SF: Patorni d Hibbert 7-6 9-7
SF: Doleschell d Marcellin 6-4 6-2
FI: Jacqueline Patorni d Hilde Doleschell (Austria) 6-4 4-6 6-1
March 15-20 MCC Championships Melbourne, Australia (Grass)
QF: Nancye Bolton d Ann Chamberlain 6-3 6-3
QF: Beverly Mance d Strickland 6-3 6-3
QF: Marie Toomey d Hearn 6-0 6-1
SF: Bolton d Mance 6-2 6-4
SF: Toomey d Jill Tuckfield 9-7 6-8 8-6
FI: Marie Toomey d Nancye Bolton 6-2 6-0
An unusually bad loss for Bolton. The MCC Tournament was played on the club's grass courts.
The softness of the courts after rain, was blamed for the losses of Frank Sedgman and others in 1949.
The Launceston Examiner says 'Mrs Bolton played poorly'. The Melbourne Argus said 'Mrs Bolton failed badly. Miss Toomey had such poor opposition that she hardly received credit for the excellent tennis she played.'
Last edited by Rollo; Apr 16th, 2015 at 10:27 AM.