Mrs. C. N. Beard won the New Jersey tennis championship at some point, probably in 1912.
She was living with her husband in Cleveland according to the 1910 Almanac and Encyclopedia
. She was the runner-up in women's doubles at the 1909 Ohio championships.
According to the 1910 Tribune Almanac and Political Register
, Mrs. Beard was defeated in the challenge round of the 1909 Western Championships in Chicago by Carrie B. Neely (the holder) 6-1, 7-5. She also lost in the final of women's doubles there.
At the 1913 New Jersey championships, Mrs. Beard lost in the preliminary round. Here's an account of the match, from http://fultonhistory.com/newspaper%2...20-%203393.pdf
Miss Clare Cassell and Mrs. C. N. Beard met in one of the best matches. There was considerable speculation as to the outcome, for both are considered hard players, but Mrs. Beard was considered a slight favorite. Miss Cassell, however, played a strong game and won in straight sets 6-2, 8-6.
In the first set, Mrs. Beard started off to play a driving game, and she proved to be considerably better than her opponent at this style. Miss Cassell saw this and appreciated it. She therefore changed to the trusty if slow lob and forced Mrs. Beard to do the same thing. Thereby hangs the tale of Mrs. Beard's defeat, for she could do nothing at all with the high bounds of the lob, and, what was worse, she allowed it to worry her. She lost all sense of distance and her returns were seldom well placed and often were inaccurate.
The second set during the early games was much like the first. Miss Cassell clung tenaciously to her winning lob and Mrs. Beard was all at sea in handling it. With the score at 4 to 2 in her favor, Miss Cassell weakened perceptibly. She was decidedly limb weary and lost many points by her failure to cover ground for easy shots. Mrs. Beard saw her chance and took advantage of it. She steadied down and tied the score by taking the next two games. The set then went to deuce at 5 all and Mrs. Beard gained the advantage on the eleventh game. Things began to look pretty dark for Miss Cassell, but she gained her second wind and played at her best, taking three games in a row and with them the set and match.
According to our 1913 results thread, Mrs. Beard (the holder) lost in the challenge round of the Middle States Championships, the semifinals of the Niagara-on-the-Lake International, and the final of the U.S. Indoor Championships.
In 1914, Louise Raymond upset Mrs. Beard in three sets in the first round of the Middle States Championships. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive...DE405B848DF1D3
At the New Jersey championships, held on clay at the Morristown Field Club, Mrs. Beard lost in the second round to Miss A. Carrington of New Haven, Connecticut 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive...D1405B848DF1D3