Re: 1890 results
January through March
March 10-15, Covered Court Tournament, London, England (Indoors on wood)
Venue: Queen's Club
1R: May Jacks d. Ivy Arbuthnot 4-6 6-1 6-4
SF: Jacks d. May Arbuthnot 6-0 6-2
SF: Mary Pick d. Alice Arbuthnot 6-4 6-4
FI: May Jacks d. Mary Pick 6-0 6-2
From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1891): "This, the first of two championships meetings - the second being the [men's] doubles championship to be held on the 24th inst., and following days - was commenced on Monday last in the new covered courts of the Queen's Club. Five ladies sent in their names to contest the ladies' championship, for which Prince Batthany-Strattmann has generously given a silver-gilt bowl of very beautiful design and workmanship. Owing to the small entry for this event, it was decided to postpone the ladies' matches until Thursday. [...]
"On Thursday the first round of the ladies' championship was played, and resulted in a capital match between Miss Jacks and Ivy Arbuthnot, the former winning two out of three well-contested sets, in which some very good play was shown. Miss Jacks owes her victory in this match entirely to her steadiness, as her opponent's strokes were both more severe and of better length. [...]
"On Friday afternoon the semi-final tie in the ladies' championships were played off. Owing to Miss May Arbuthnot having hurt her hand, she was unable to play up to her true form, and was easily beaten by Miss Jacks, who, on the contrary, was playing well. The other match was between Miss M. Pick and Miss A. Arbuthnot. This was much more closely contested, though Miss Pick won two sets in succession, and, curiously enough, both sets were played in a similar manner. The score in both sets was called one, two and three games all, and then four to three, Miss Arbuthnot wins. Afterwards Miss Pick took the next three in succession, both the ninth and tenth in each set being love games.
"Saturday, March 15. With two finals to be played off, it was no wonder that the galleries overlooking the lawn tennis court at the Queen's Club were well patronised today. The final tie in the Ladies' Covered Court Championship was very easily won by Miss Jacks, her opponent, Miss Pick, making no show against her. The tie was played off in the morning, Miss Jacks taking the first eleven games in succession, and then, after losing the next two, securing the second set, and so very easily becoming the lady champion of the covered courts."
Last edited by Rollo; Oct 12th, 2015 at 10:29 PM.