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Rollo
Nov 22nd, 2010, 10:31 PM
The Great War (now known as World War I) rages on in Europe. Most tennis takes place in the United States, where Norwegian transplant Molla Bjurstedt dominates the game for the second year running. - Rollo

Few Australian tournaments were conducted in 1916. The Victorian and South Australian associations had elected to cancel all events under their auspices. In other states, some 'patriotic' fund-raising tournaments were held - mainly handicap events as these would generally have larger entries and, therefore, greater fund-raising capacity. In Victoria particularly, many ladies conducted their own fund-raising tournaments; again mainly handicap events. - GeeTee




Status: results are somewhat scanty. When further time permits I will scan the New York Times for fuller results.


Dates unknown
Indian Chmps

Won by Irene Peacock
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New South Wales Hardcourt Championships Dubbo (Clay)

Won by Miss Elliott
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Championship of Madrid, Spain

FI: Maria Rospide d. Carmen Portago 8-6 4-6 6-4

MX: Portago/Conde de Gomar d. Rospide/L.Olivares 6-3 6-3
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Barcelona International, Spain (Clay)

FI: Panchita Subirana d. Consuelo de Ayguavives 6-1 6-2
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Danish Indoor Championships

FI: Alice Krayenbühl d. ??
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Danish Outdoor Championships

FI: Valborg Bjurstedt (Nor) d. ??


Thanks go out to Mark Ryan. whose original results may be found at:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=410133

Jimbo has also provided many results from the Wright and Ditson Annual.

Rollo
Nov 22nd, 2010, 10:34 PM
January-March

Date?, Beau Site Tournament, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Beau Site

FI: Elisabeth D'Ayen d. Mlle Puget 6-1 6-4

MX: Suzanne Lenglen/Marion Crawford d. Mme Puget/George Simond (GB) 1-1 retired (Simond twists ankle)


From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917):

"No less than 1,800 francs was handed to the South African Ambulance as a result of a tournament held on the famous Beau Site courts at Cannes. Mr George M. Simond acted as honorary referee, and there was a large attendance of French and British wounded officers. The most interesting event was a series of singles in which, on level terms, Suzanne Lenglen tested her skill against well-known professionals and amateurs. Driven from her home near Lille, the girl champion has been spending the winter on the Riviera, where, with good opportunity for practice, she had strengthened her game in all departments.

"In her first match against Charles H. Ridding (the professional attached to Ranelagh and to the Beau Site) she was obviously somewhat nervous, and did not reveal her true form. Moreover, the heat was well-nigh overpowering, affecting both players, who confined their games almost entirely to baseline driving. After Ridding had won the first set at 6-2 and led 4-3 in the second, Mlle Lenglen retired.

"In her next match, against Mr B. Marion Crawford, the French girl played faultlessly, defeating the amateur with the loss of only one game in two sets. She also defeated Mr Simond with a comfortable margin, completely tiring out the veteran by the steadiness of her returns, and passing him shrewdly whenever he came to the net.

"But the single in which Mlle Lenglen 'startled' the gallery (the word is that of a competent eye-witness) was against Tom Burke, who, despite his years, remains a very sound player, retaining all his strategical skill. Burke opened with a 5-3 lead, going strongly; but his opponent took the next four games in succession and the first set. There was all-round play - both came up on good length driving - and some excellent rallies, in which the girl's greater activity just gave her the advantage. The first game of the second set was a very long one, embracing eight deuces, which Mlle Lenglen lost. She was love-forty and a bad decision robbed her of the game. This upset her. She lost the second game easily; and retired after a long third.

"The umpiring had not been strikingly sound, to say the least. In the first set, without an appeal from either player, the umpire gave a let because a ball rolled across the court, and just when Burke was returning a ball in the middle of a rally, which he hit out.

"The finals in the ordinary singles were rather one-sided. In the men's singles Marion Crawford beat R. Dunkerley (6-0, 6-2, 6-3); in the ladies' singles Elisabeth D'Ayen beat Mme Puget (6-1, 6-4). The mixed doubles was won by Marion Crawford and Mlle Lenglen, to whom G.M. Simond and Mme Puget retired at 1-1, after Simond had twisted his ankle."


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began February 26, Florida State Championship, Palm Beach, Florida, US

FI: Mrs JL Bremer d. Mrs RL Wood 6-3 6-4

DF: Miss Snyder/Mrs RL Wood d. Miss Carhart/Miss Holmes 6-2 6-3

MX: Mrs RL Wood/Mr Biddle d. Mrs Carnegie/Phipps 6-1 6-2

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March 13-18, US Indoor Championships, Seventh Regiment Armory, New York, USA (Wood)

1R: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. A. Weber w.o.
1R: Mrs. W. H. N. Voss d. Mrs. Edwin Shattuck 6-3 6-1
1R: Ina Kissell d. Mrs. Robert Miller 4-6 7-5 6-3
1R: Mrs. John Bailey d. Mrs. F. S. Richardson w.o.
1R: Mrs. Percy Wilbourn bye?
1R: C. Cousins bye?
1R: Mrs. E. S. Knapp bye?
1R: Hazel Treat bye?
1R: Marie Wagner bye?
1R: Mrs. Ingo Hartman bye?
1R: Carona Winn bye?
1R: A. Cragin bye?
1R: Florence Sheldon bye?
1R: Mrs. G. W. Carpenter bye?
1R: A. Bull bye?
1R: F. B. Crane bye?
1R: Nora Meyer Schmitz bye?
1R: Mrs. E. M. Avery bye?
1R: H. Gardner bye?
1R: Ruth Schwab bye?
1R: Mrs. A. Dean bye?
1R: Mrs. C. C. Parsons bye?
1R: M. Taylor bye?
1R: Mrs. F. W. Jenkins bye?
1R: Mrs. O. C. Mills d. Mrs. L. Manheimer 6-2 6-3
1R: A. Smith d. E. Beecher 6-2 6-1
1R: A. Morrison d. J. Larson 6-2 6-1
1R: Mrs. E. Sohst d. C. Dellafied 6-4 6-0
1R: H. Alexander d. Mrs. T. R. Pell 6-0 6-1
1R: Mrs. L. G. Morris d. T. Blum 6-3 6-0
1R: Mrs. N. B. Huff bye?
1R: Mrs. M. McBurney bye?

2R: Bjurstedt d. Voss 6-0 6-1
2R: Kissel d. Bailey 6-1 6-1
2R: Wilbourn d. Cousins w.o.
2R: Knapp d. Treat 6-1 6-1
2R: Wagner d. Hartman 6-2 6-4
2R: Winn d. Cragin 6-0 6-0
2R: Sheldon d. Carpenter 6-2 6-4
2R: Bull d. Crane 6-4 8-6
2R: Meyer Schmitz d. Avery 6-3 6-0
2R: Gardner d. Schwab 3-6, 7-5 8-6
2R: Dean d. Parsons 6-0 6-1
2R: Taylor d. Jenkins 6-0 6-0
2R: Mills d. Smith 6-4 8-6
2R: Morrison d. Sohst 6-0 9-7
2R: Alexander d. Morris 6-4 6-1
2R: Huff d. McBurney 6-4 6-2

3R: Bjurstedt d. Kissell 6-3 6-0
3R: Wilbourn d. Knapp 8-6 6-4
3R: Wagner d. Winn 6-3 6-3
3R: Sheldon d. Bull 6-3 3-6 6-3
3R: Meyer Schmitz d. Gardner 6-8 6-3 6-3
3R: Dean d. Taylor w.o.
3R: Mills d. Morrison 6-4 6-1
3R: Alexander d. Huff 3-6 6-3 6-1

QF: Bjurstedt d. Wilbourn 6-1 6-0
QF: Wagner d. Sheldon 6-1 6-1
QF: Meyer Schmitz d. Dean 1-6 6-1 6-2
QF: Mills d. Alexander 6-0 5-7 6-4

SF: Bjurstedt d. Wagner 6-0 6-3
SF: Meyer Schmitz d. Mills 6-2 6-1

FI: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Nora Schmitz 6-2 6-1

DF: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Marie Wagner d. Nora Schmitz/Emily Weaver 6-2 6-3

Rollo
Nov 22nd, 2010, 10:36 PM
April

April 13-15, Ojai Valley Championships, Ojai (Nordhoff), California, USA (Hard)

FI: Mary Browne d Ethel Bruce 6-1 6-3

DF: Mary Browne/Louise Riddell Williams d. Ethel Bruce/Florence Sutton 1-6 6-0 6-2

MX: Ethel Bruce/ER McCormick d. Louise Riddell Williams/M Thurston 2-6 6-2 6-3

Mrs Bruce was Ethel Sutton before her marriage.
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Circa mid-April, Cuban Championships, Havana, Cuba (Clay)
Venue: Vedado Tennis

FI: A Lancis d. Carlotta Gay 2-6 6-1 7-5
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April 26-30 Cannes War Charity Tournament, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Beau Site Hotel


MX: Suzanne Lenglen/ B Marion Crawford d Mme SA Puget/GM Simond 1-1 retired

The event aided the South african Ambulance Hospital in Cannes. Simond hurt his ankle and had to retire in the final.

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began April 29, Chevy Chase Tournament, Washington, D.C., USA

FI: Miss Gertrude Greely d. Miss Florence Ballin ??

CR: Greely d. Miss Eva Baker ??

DF: Miss Adele Bull/Miss Marguerite Taylor d. ??
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???? , Brookline, Massachusetts, US
Venue: Country Club

FI: Evelyn Sears d. Maud Barger Wallach 6-3 8-6

DF: Evelyn Sears/Mrs A Shurtleff d. Eleonora Sears/Marion Fenno 8-6 6-0

Event held sometime in the spring

Rollo
Nov 22nd, 2010, 10:45 PM
May

April 22- May 13, Tasmanian Championships, Hobart, Australia (Hard/Asphalt)

R1 Dot Stanfield - bye
R1 Miss E Holmes d Miss Brammell 6-4 6-1
R1 Mrs A Reid d Miss Mason 6-3 6-2
R1 Miss Rex d Miss Marshall 6-2 6-1

SF E Holmes d Dot Stanfield 6-4 6-2
SF Miss Rex d Mrs Reid 6-5 6-3

FI Rex d E Holmes 5-6 6-4 6-4

Doubles

SF Mrs Reid/Miss Rex d Mrs Parker/Miss Good 6-1 6-3
SF Mrs Muir/Dot Stanfield d Mrs Barnett/Miss Mason walkover

FI Mrs Reid/Miss Rex d Mrs Muir/Dot Stanfield 6-4 6-5

Mixed doubles (except handicap) was not contested
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began May 10, Border States Championships, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Venue: Golf & Country Club

FI: Miss Margaret Chesney d. Miss Marion Allison 6-4 4-6 6-4

DF: Miss Florence Allison/Virginia Lyne d. Chesney/Miss Butler 6-1 6-8 6-2

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May 6-20, New South Wales Championships, Sydney (Grass)
Venue; Double Bay

1R: Annie Ford d Mrs Pollock (TAS) 6-1 6-1
1R: Eva Collings - bye?

FI Ford d Collings 6-1 6-4

Doubles

R1 G Lloyd/Nell Lloyd d Miss Metcalfe/Mrs Way 6-4 4-6 6-1
R1 Miss C Stoltenhoff/Miss F Stoltenhoff d Mrs Pollock/Miss Pollock 7-5 7-5

SF Eva Collings/Annie Ford d Lloyd/Lloyd 6-3 6-2
SF Mrs Doyle/Sylvia Lance d Stoltenhoff/Stoltenhoff 6-2 6-4

FI Collings/Ford d Doyle/Lance 6-4 6-1

GIRLS
FI Miss Ross d Grace Paterson 6-2 6-2

DF Paterson/Smith d Marie Beegling/Watson 6-2 6-1

No events for adult males - including mixed doubles - were contested

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began May 15, Ladies' Metropolitan Chmps, New York, US (Clay)
Venue: West Side Tennis Club at Forest Hills

FI: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Martha Guthrie 6-2 6-0

DF: Emily Weaver/Theresa Wood d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Marie Wagner 6-1 4-6 6-4

MX: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Theodore Pell/ d. Emily Weaver/Charles Bull 10-12 6-4 6-4

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Circa mid-May, Red Cross Mixed Doubles Tournament, Queen's Club, London, England (Wood)

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917):

"The Red Cross Mixed Doubles Tournament at Queen's Club, organised by Lady D'Abernon in May, was won by King Manoel of Portugal and Dorothea Lambert Chambers. Receiving four-sixths from Wollmar Bostrom and Mlle Mishu in the final (in which four nationalites were represented, by the way), the pair was favoured before the match, and though the score of 7-5, 6-3 in their favour suggests a fairly level contest, the lady champion and her partner were never actually threatened.

"Nevertheless, they might have forfeited the first set if their opponents, after 3-5 had been called against them and after they had drawn level at 5-5 by winning Dom Manoel's service in the tenth game, had won Miss Mishu's subsequent service game - a game in which the points were level. The Romanian lady, however, chose this moment to become erratic on the drive, and with Bostrom in poor volleying form - to say nothing of a doubtful decision recorded by the linesman in the gallery - the chance was sacrificed.

"In the second set Mrs Lambert Chambers and Dom Manoel, chiefly by sound driving from the baseline (there was, in fact, no volleying worthy of the name throughout the match), secured a lead long enough to minimise the risk of overhauling, and the confidence thus generated was reflected in the greater firmness of their strokes. Mrs George Greville umpired the final, which was decided on the floor of the New Court."


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March 24-26, Arizona State Championships, Phoenix, USA
Venue: Country Club

FI: Miss Chesney d. Miss Allison 6-4 6-8 6-2

DF: Miss Butler/Miss Chesney d. Miss Allison/Miss Lines 6-4 7-9 6-2

MX: Miss Ainsworth/Horrell d. Miss Chesney/Hammels 7-5 6-1

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May 24-27, Pelham Invitation, Pelham Manor, New York, US
Venue: Pelham Country Club

SF: Molla Bjurstedt d Margaret Taylor 6-3 6-3
SF: Louise Raymond d Edith Handy 6-1 6-2

FI: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Louise Raymond 6-2 6-1

Doubles

SF: Martha Guthrie/Marie Wagner d Louise Raymond/Edna Wildey 2-6 6-2 6-4

FI: Edith Handy/Mrs Rawson Wood d. Martha Guthrie/Marie Wagner 4-6 6-0 4-4 default

MX: Mrs DP Wood/Van Vliet d. Florence Ballin/Campbell 6-3 6-1

The doubles final, played on May 26, could not be completed. The committee agreed to play the event a day earlier than expected so Miss Guthrie could catch a train to Pittsburgh in the evening. The ladies played until it was pitch black at 7:45, at which point Guthrie/Wagner defaulted as Martha had to leave to catch her train. She ended up missing the train anyway.

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began May 27, Eastern New York Championship, Scarsdale, NY, USA
Venue: County Tennis Club of Westchester

FI: Miss Marie Wagner d. Mrs Homer Stewart Green 7-5 6-2

DF: Katharine Browning/Mrs Homer Stewart Green d. Wagner/Mrs Mills 6-2 6-0

MX: Mrs DP Wood/Van Vliet d. Wagner/Ostendorf 6-3 6-2
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began May 27, Middle Atlantic Championships, Washington, D.C., USA

FI: Miss Eva Baker d. Miss Gertrude Greely 6-1 2-6 6-3

MX: Miss Sallie Long/Breck d. Eva Baker/Treanor 6-4 2-6 6-1
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began May 29, Ladies’ Championship of Pennsylvania and the Eastern States Haverford, PA, US (Grass)
Venue: Merion Cricket Club,

FI: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Eleanora Sears 6-2 6-3

DF: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Eleanora Sears d. D. Disston/Suzanne White 6-0 6-1

MX: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Bill Tilden d. Sarh Myers/Allen Evans 6-2 6-2
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date unknown, California State Championships, Oakland, USA
Venue: Claremont Country Club

FI: Miss Anita Myers d. Mrs J.C.Cushing 2-6 6-3 6-4
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Rollo
Nov 22nd, 2010, 10:48 PM
UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 5-12
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Grass)

Draw=71
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*Holder Bjurstedt "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

"Preliminary Round"

Miss MM Currie d. Charlotte Cheston 4-6 6-3 6-4
Elizabeth Ostheimer d. Mrs David Sterns 5-7 6-1 6-3
Eleanora Sears d. Helen Pouch 6-2 6-4
Mrs Forest Kerbaugh d Mrs GL Chapman default
Edith Handy d Mrs MH Ballin 6-0 6-0
Gertrude Ostheimer d Sarah Shattuck default
Miss EC Hensel d Edith White 6-1 6-2
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First Round

Evelyn Sears d. Florence Sheldon 6-2 6-3
Mrs. Theodore Cassebeer d Mary Stair 9-7 6-4
Mrs. Robert Pope d Mrs MB Huff 6-1 6-2
Sarah Neilsen d Emily Kennedy 7-5 2-6 6-2
Alice Patterson d. Theresa Wood default
Margaret Moes d Mrs CC Parsons 6-2 6-3
Mary Merrick d Eliza Porter 6-3 0-6 6-4
Alice Hawkins d Gertrude Henry 3-6 7-5 6-1

Louise Raymond d. Margaret Tattersfield 6-0 6-2
Mrs. CW Adams d Elizabeth Henry 7-9 6-2 6-3
Mrs. Clement Wainwright d Irene Dearnley 6-4 6-4
Marion Steever d. Edna Wildey 6-0 6-2
Maud Barger-Wallach d. Miss Helen Pouch 6-0 6-0
Miss M.E. Wilcox d Mrs Isaac Schlichter default
Edith Handy d Miss Currie 6-2 6-2
Elizabeth Ostheimer d Gertrude Ostheimer 6-0 6-2

Eleanora Sears d Miss E. C. Hensel 6-3 6-4
Ina Kissel-bye
Mrs. T. H. Cabot d Elizabeth Meehan 6-0 6-2
Mrs. Robert Herold
Phyllis Walsh d. Florence Ballin 6-4 7-5
Eleanor Freeley d Jane Rawson default
Clara Chase d Gertrude Hollis 6-3 7-5
Kitty Brinton d Mrs AO Smooker 6-3 6-3

Susanne White-bye
Alice Drake-bye
Mrs. Gilbert Harvey d Matlida Richardson 6-2 6-2
Hannah Wright d Mrs WP Newhall default
Mrs. John R Hall d Adele Bull 6-3 6-4
Dorothy Disston d. Mrs. Robert Leroy 6-1 6-4
May Snyder-bye
Margaretta Taylor d May Thayer 6-0 2-6 7-5
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Second Round
Ev. Sears d. Cassebeer 6-0 6-1
Pope d. Neilson 6-2 9-11 6-3
Patterson d. Moes 6-1 6-3
Merrick d. Hawkins 6-4 8-6

Raymond d. C. Adams 6-2 6-1
Steever d. Wainwright 6-3 6-0
Barger-Wallach d. Wilcox 6-0 6-1
Handy d. E. Ostheimer 6-4 6-0

El. Sears d. Kissel 6-4 6-1
Cabot d. Herold 6-2 6-0
Walsh d. Freeley default
Chase d. Brinton default

White d. Drake 6-3 6-2
Harvey d. Wright 6-0 6-0
Hall d. Disston 4-6 6-4 7-5
Taylor d. Snyder default

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Third Round
Ev. Sears d. Pope default
Patterson d. Merrick 0-6 7-5 6-3
Raymond d. Steever 6-3 6-4
Barger-Wallach d. Handy 6-3 6-3

El. Sears d. Cabot 6-2 6-4
Walsh d. Chase 6-2 6-0
White d. Harvey 6-4 4-6 6-1
Hall d. Taylor 8-6 6-3

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Quarters
Ev. Sears d. Patterson 6-3 6-2
Raymond d. Barger-Wallach 6-1 6-3
El. Sears d. Walsh 6-3 6-3
White d. Hall 4-6 8-6 7-5

Semis
Raymond d. Ev. Sears 6-2 6-1
El.Sears d. White 6-1 6-3

Final
Raymond d. Eleanora Sears 6-3 6-4

Challenge Round
Molla Bjurstedt (holder) (Norway) d. Louise Raymond 6-0 6-1
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Doubles

First Round
Bjurstedt/El. Sears d. Ross/Schlichter 6-2 6-3
Force/Porter d. Hall/Waimwright 6-3 6-3
Mrs. William Newhall/Elizabeth Ostheimer bye
Clara Chase/Margaret Moes bye

Disston/White d. Adams/Adele Bull 2-6 6-3 6-1
Thayer/Myers d. Mrs.Cassebeer/Steever 2-6 6-0 6-4
Kissel/Wood d. E.Hensel/Neilsen 6-1 6-2
Harvey/Walbridge bye

Raymond/Wildey d. Currie/Edith White 6-1 6-0
Mrs. George Chapman/Marion Chapman bye
Smith/Taylor d. Martin/Robinson 6-0 6-0
Kennedy/Reath d. H. Williams/Alice Blake 6-3 6-2

Handy/Pouch bye
Elizabeth Henry/GertrudeHenry bye
Cabot/Ev. Sears bye
Stairs/Willard d. Betz/Norris 6-2 6-2
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Second Round
Bjurstedt/El. Sears d. Force/Porter default
Newhall/E. Ostheimer d. Chase/Moes 6-3 6-2
Disston/White d. Thayer/Myers 6-2 9-7
Kissel/Wood d. Harvey/Walbridge 6-3 8-6

Raymond/Wildey d. G. Chapman/L.Chapman 6-4 6-3
Smith/Taylor d. Kennedy/Reath 6-1 7-9 6-2
Handy/Pouch d. E.Henry/G.Henry 6-2 7-5
Cabot/Ev. Sears d. Stairs/Willard 6-0 6-4
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Quarters
Bjurstedt/El. Sears d. Newhall/E.Ostheimer 6-3 6-2
Disston/White d. Kissel/Wood 3-6 6-3 6-4
Raymond/Wildey d. Smith/Taylor 7-5 6-2
Handy/Pouch d. Cabot/Ev. Sears 6-3 6-4

Semis
Bjurstedt/El. Sears d. Disston/White 6-3 6-4
Raymond/Wildey d. Handy/Pouch 6-4 6-1

Final
Bjurstedt/El. Sears d. Raymond/Wildey 4-6 6-2 10-8
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MX: Eleanora Sears/Willis E. Davis d. Florence Ballin/Bill Tilden 6-4 7-5

Draw notes:
Pouch=Helen Hellwig. Listed in papers of era as Mrs W. H. Pouch
Raymond=Louise Hammond. Listed in papers of era as Mrs Edward Raymond
Theresa Wood listed by papers of the era as Mrs Rawson Wood

The New York Tribune (source for the first day) lists the Preliminary Round as the first round.

Norsewoman Molla Bjurstedt set a record (for the time) of winning a final in only 25 minutes. Though the filed was quite large, Mrs. May Sutton Bundy and Mary Browne were "particularly missed", as no challenger for Molla could be found. The Philadelphia Public Ledger describes her famous forwhand shots as "wallops", also writing that "Miss Bjurstedt's driving constantly brought forth appluse from the gallery."

Rollo
Nov 22nd, 2010, 10:51 PM
June

began June 5, Gulf States Championships, New Orleans, Louisiana, US (Grass)

FI: Mrs Irving Murphy d. Miss Ethelyn Legendre 6-1 6-2

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began June 5, Amackassin Cup, Yonkers, NY, US

FI: Miss Marie Wagner d. Miss Helene Pollak 6-1 6-0

DF: Wagner/Mrs Percy Wilbourne d. Mrs Henderson/Mrs Waring 6-1 6-4

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began June 12, Old Dominion Tournament, Richmond, Virginia, US (Clay)

CR: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Florence Ballin (holder) 6-2 6-2

DF: Florence Ballin/Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. M Boyd/M Colston 6-1 6-2

MX: Florence Ballin/Carlton Smith d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Edwin Whitney 6-4 6-8 7-5

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began June 12, Delaware State Championships, Wilmington, US
Venue: Country Club

FI: Miss Suzanne White d. Mrs William Newhall 6-2 6-1

CR: White d. Mrs J.S.Taylor wo

DF: Mrs Schlichter/Miss Walsh d. Miss White/Mrs S.Myers 6-4 3-6 7-5

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June 12-17, Seattle City Championship, Washington, US
Venue: Seattle Athletic Club

FI: Sara Livingston d. Mrs Bragdon 6-3 6-3

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began June 14, Virginia State Championship, Norfolk, US
Venue: Country Club

FI: Molla Bjurstedt d. Miss Florence Ballin 6-4 6-4

CR: Bjurstedt d. Miss E.Bull 6-0 6-1

DF: Bjurstedt/Miss Adele Bull d. Mrs Bell/Miss Virginia Christian 6-2 6-1

MX: Ballin/Edward Whitney d. Miss Marguerita Taylor/W.V.McMillan 6-2 6-1

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June 17, Purley Bury Patriotic Fund , London, England (Grass)
Venue: Purley Bury Lawn Tennis Club

All matches mixed doubles

Agnes Morton/Stanley Doust (Aus) d. Mrs Armstrong/Charles Dixon 6-3 1-6 6-2

Gwynifred Palmer/Albert D. Prebble d. Phyllis Satterthwaite/M.R.L. White 6-4 4-6 6-1

Mrs Armstrong/Francis W. Donisthorpe d. Agnes Morton/P.J. Oakley 7-5 6-3

A brief history of the club (from the club website at http://www.purleyburytennisclub.net/club%20history%20and%20archive.html]

Purley Bury Tennis Club was founded shortly before the First World War and, with 15 grass courts, was the largest club in the south of England (even, in those days, bigger than Wimbledon!) It was built in a wooded valley, discreetly secluded, ten years before the first houses appeared on what are now Purley Bury Avenue and Brancaster Lane, running on either side of the club.


The grass courts were converted to allotments during the Second World War and it is believed that a VE day celebration bonfire was lit where the present courts are.

After the war the land was restored, as the Purley Bury Social and Sports club, with three sections: tennis, bowls and croquet. In 1985 the tennis courts were changed from clay (with overhead watering) to today's hard court, all-weather surface, relayed in 1999 and resurfaced in 2008.

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began June 16, Middle States Championships, Montrose, New Jersey, US (Grass)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Ina Kissel d. Mrs Robert LeRoy 4-6 6-2 6-1

Holder Molla Bjurstedt did not defend her title and defaults challenge round.

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June 20, Red Cross Matches, London, England
Venue: Queen's Club

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917):

"Teams organised respectively by Dom Manoel of Portgual and Mrs Madeline O'Neill met at Queen's Club on June 20 on behalf of the Red Cross. Several well-known players took part, including Norman E. Brookes, commandant of the Australian Red Cross, who made his first appearance in this country since he won the Championship at Wimbledon two years ago.

"Dom Manoel's side won by four matches to three, two of the latter ties being abandoned. When partnering Dorothea Lamber Chambers in his first match, the distinguished Portuguese amateur had the misfortune to fall in running for a wide ball; a sprained ankle necessitated his retirement.

"Considering his lack of practice and his not very robust health, Brookes was playing remarkably well, more especially in his second tie, when the champion and Lady Domini Crosfield defeated Major Ritche and Phyllis Satterthwaite in two sets. The former couple were not so successful against the well-balanced volleying combination of George and Edith Greville, who were nearly at their best.

"The closest tie of the day, remarkably well contested, was that between Stanley Doust and Mrs O'Neill and Arthur Wallis Myers and Mrs Lambert Chambers. Mr Doust and his partner, the latter playing faultlessly, got away with a 5-0 lead, and were soon 5-1 and 40-0; but their opponents squared the set, only to lose it at 7-9. The second set ended with the same score, after Wallis Myers and Mrs Chambers had led 5-3,and appeared to be the fresher of the two pairs."

The scores:

Madeline O'Neill/Stanley Doust (Aus) d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Arthur Wallis Myers 9-7 9-7
Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Arthur Wallis Myers d. Countess Zia Torby/Paul de Borman (Bel) 6-1 6-1
Edith Greville/George Greville d. Lady Domini Crosfield/Norman Brookes (Aus) 6-3 6-2
Edith Greville/George Greville d. Countess Zia Torby/Paul de Borman (Bel) 7-5 6-3
Lady Domini Crosfield/Norman Brookes (Aus) d. Phyllis Satterthwaite/Major Ritchie 6-2 8-6
Madeline O'Neill/Stanley Doust (Aus) d. Lady Domini Crosfield/Norman Brookes (Aus) 6-1 6-3
Lady Domini Crosfield/Norman Brookes (Aus) d. Countess Zia Torby*/Paul de Borman (Bel) 6-3 6-2

* This was Russian-born Countess Anastasia Mikhailovna de Torby, otherwise styled Lady Zia Wernher (1892-1977).

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June 17-25, Chicago City Championship, Illinois, USA
Venue: Wanderers' TC

FI: Carrie Neely d. Miss Falker 6-1 6-2

DF: Neely/Mrs McNeil d. Miss Leighton/Miss Litt 6-1 6-1
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Circa June 19-24, Pacific Coast Championships, Monterey, California, US (Hard)

FI: Helen Baker d. Marjorie Thorn 8-6 6-4

DF: Helen Baker/Anita Myers d. Clare Cassel/Mrs Cushing 6-3 6-4

MX: Helen Baker/Charles Detrick d. Anita Myers/John Rohlfs 6-2 6-1
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June 19-24, Central West Championship, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Venue: Field Club

FI: Miss Marjorie Hires d. Mrs W.W.Yager 9-7 4-6 6-2

DF: Miss Morley/Miss Hammann d. Hires/Miss Seavey 7-5 1-6 6-3
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began June 19, Championship of the Carolinas, Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Venue: Sans Souci Country Club

FI: Miss Irene Adger d. ??

DF: Mrs Henry Carrier/Mrs John Milam d. ??

MX: Adger/J.O.Erwin d. ??
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June 21-25, Idaho State Championships, Lewiston, USA
Venue: Country Club

FI: Miss Marie Kettenbach d. Miss Katherine Fix 6-4 5-7 6-3

DF: Kettenbach/Fix d. Mrs White/Miss Neill 6-2 6-4

MX: Fix/Gray d. Kettenbach/Beach 6-3 1-6 6-1
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date unknown Illinois State Championships, USA

FI: Carrie Neely d. Mrs Ellis 6-3 6-2

DF: Mrs McNeil/Miss Voorhees d. Miss Houston/Mrs Ellis 6-1 6-1
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June 17-July 1, Falls City Championship, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Venue: Central Park

FI: Miss Madelle Lyons d. Miss Luella Taylor 6-4 6-1

DF: Mrs D.M.Long/Madelle Lyons d. Miss Marjorie Cowan/Miss Henrietta Bingham 6-3 6-4
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began June 26, Great Plains Championship, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Venue: Rockhill TC

FI: Miss Irving Murphy d. Miss Marguerite Davis 6-0 6-4

DF: Marjorie Hires/Evelyn Seavey d. Murphy/Mrs Peer 6-4 5-7 7-5
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date unknown, Hudson River Championship, NY, USA

FI: Miss Margaret Grove d. Mrs W.H.Pouch 7-5 7-5

MX: Mrs W.H.Pouch/Jova d. Miss May Reynolds/Raymond Guernsey 6-4 6-4
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June, Metropolitan Championships, Brisbane, Australia (Grass)
Auchenflower Courts

"Miss Maude Mutch carried off the Ladies' Singles Handicap in brilliant fashion"
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Rollo
Nov 22nd, 2010, 10:55 PM
July

June 26-July 2, US Clay Court Championships, Cleveland, Ohio, US (Clay)

FI: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Martha Guthrie 8-6 6-3

MX: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/George Church d. Lois Bickle (Can)/Conrad Doyle 6-1 6-2

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June 26-July 2, Scarborough, NY, US
Venue: Sleepy Hollow Country Club

SF: Marie Wagner d. Adelaide Browning Green 6-3 6-3
SF: Edna Wildey d. Marion Vanderhoef 6-3 1-6 6-3

DF: Ina Kissel/Natalie Browning vs Teresa Schwab/Marion Vanderhoef

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July 1-7, Chicago Beach Invitation, Illinois, USA (Clay)
Venue: Chicago Beach Hotel

FI: Miss Carrie Neely d. Miss Miriam Steever 6-3 4-6 6-4

DF: Miss Hires/Miss Seavey d. Steever/Miss Voorhees 6-8 7-5 6-2

MX: Mrs Malcolm McNeil/Burdick d. ??

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began July 3, Southern Championships, Memphis, Tennessee, US (Clay)

FI: Ethelyn Legendre d. Irving Murphy 6-4 7-5

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began July 3, Great Lakes and Western New York Champs, Buffalo, New York, US (Clay)

CR: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Edith Rotch (holder) 6-2 6-1

DF: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Miss Bull d. F Best/Lois Bickle (Can) 5-7 6-3 6-3

MX: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Harold Van Dyke Johns d. Trowbridge Hendrick/Florence Ballin 6-4 6-2

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began July 4, Utah State Championships, Salt Lake City, US

FI: Miss Edith Ekstrom d. Miss Mary Brodbeck 6-1 6-3

DF: Mrs G.H.Smith/Mrs Thurston d. ??

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began July 8, Indianapolis Championship, US

FI: Mrs C.Willis Adams d. Mrs J.Watt Pugh 9-7 6-2

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began July 15, Allegheny County Championship, Aspinwall, Pennsylvania, US
Venue: Pittsburgh Field Club

FI: Miss Martha Guthrie d. Miss Sara Young 6-2 6-0

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date unknown, ??, Western Pennsylvania Championships, Pittsburgh, US
Venue: Athletic Association

FI: Martha Guthrie d. Mabel Miller 6-2 7-5

MX: Guthrie/Garrison d. Mrs F.C.Irish/J.K.Scott 6-4 7-9 8-6

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Circa mid-July Herga Club Charity Matches, Harrow, England, GB
Venue: Herga Club

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917):

"The Wounded at Harrow

"For the second successive year the Herga Club at Harrow organised a series of matches in aid of the military hospitals in the district. Mr T.H. Ingram had charge of the arrangements, and had the satisfaction of welcoming a gallery of over 500, of whom about 60 were wounded soldiers - a most enthusiastic 'front row'.

"In an opening double William Ingram and Hamilton Price played a very level match against N. Shimidzu, of Japan, and Arthur Wallis Myers - won by the former pair with a score of 9-11, 6-2, 7-5. Phyllis Satterthwaite and Wallis Myers then beat Agnes Morton and Albert Prebble by two sets to one (6-4, 3-6, 6-1), proving, on the day, a superior combination, although Miss Morton was conspicuously out of practice.

"Rain delayed the programme a little after tea, but there was light enough for Ingram and Price (Price playing very steadily) to beat Shimidzu and Prebble, and for Ingram and Miss Morton to draw with Shimidzu and Mrs Satterthwaite.

"A most successful charity event was concluded by a concert. Mr Charles Fraser volunteered his services as umpire."

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began July 17, Thousand Island Tournament, Alexandria Bay, NY, US

FI: Miss Edith Handy d. Mrs Robert LeRoy 6-3 6-3

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began July 19, Cherokee Park Tournament, Louisville, Kentucky, US

FI: Miss Luella Taylor d. Miss Evelyn Sweeney 7-5 6-3

DF: Taylor/Sweeney d. Miss Ruth Gaar/Miss Henrietta Doherty 6-3 6-0

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date unknown, Denver City Championship, Colorado, US

FI: Addie Cronan d. Stella Oberlander 6-4 6-2

DF: Cronan/Mae Meyer d. Adelaide Pivan/Mildred McKim 6-3 6-0

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July 22, Star and Garter Fund Mixed Doubles Tournament, London, England
Venue: Queen's Club

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917):

"The 'Star and Garter' Fund benefited materially as a result of the mixed doubles tournament held at Queen's Club on July 22. One of the few fine days of the summer rewarded the executive; the only adverse condition for the players was a fairly strong down-court wind, a rather familiar handicap at West Kensington.

"The eighteen competing pairs were divided into two sections according to standard, those in the first section incluidng several well-known couples, between whom there was a very close contest for first place. Each pair played eight games against the eight other pairs - a total of sixty-four. Arthur Wallis Myers and Phyllis Satterthwaite, winning forty-two games, proved the winners. They beat Major Ritchie and Agnes Tuckey (6-2), William Ingram and Charlotte Sterry (5-3), and George and Edith Greville (5-3), all partnerships having a lady volleyer at the net.

"Against Albert Prebble and Madeline O'Neill, another of the stronger couples, they took the first four games, losing the subsequent four - a result to which the wind must have contributed. The only pair to beat the winners were the Belgian pair, William Du Vivier and Anne de Borman, who, if a somewhat uncertain combination, in this contest showed great brilliancy. Ingram and Mrs Sterry were second with forty games, the lady ex-champion showing surprisingly good form.

"[...] In the second section Mr Robert and Mrs Dorothea Lambert Chambers were handicapped to the extent of giving 15, but even with this penalty they succeeded in coming out second to Nicolae Mishu and Miss Mishu of Romania, who made a well-balanced combination.

"[...] A men's double in which Percival Davson and Albert Prebble beat Charles Dixon and William Ingram by two sets to love was added to the programme - admirably controlled, by the way, by Mr Frank R. Burrow, who lent his services as referee."

Note: The second section also included the following two pairs: Geoffrey E. Fowler/Clementine Churchill and Otway G. Toler/Lady Drogheda [Kathleen Burn Moore].


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began July 22, Beach Haven, New Jersey, US
Venue: Engleside TC

FI: Miss Josephine Katzenstein d Miss May W. Galey 6-4 8-6

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began July 24, Iowa State Championship, Des Moines, US

FI: Miss Pearl Newby d. Miss Margaret McKee ??

MX: McKee/Sweet d. Miss Irma Frankel/Adams 3-6 8-6 6-1

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began July 24, South Atlantic Championships, Georgia, US

FI: Miss Margaret Loyless d. Miss Clarence Carpenter 6-4 4-6 6-3

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July, Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, US
Venue: Dayton Country Club

FI: Mabelle (or Madelle) Lyons d. Miss Houk 6-2 6-0

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date unknown, Oregon State Championship, Portland, US
Venue: Waverly Country Club

FI: Mrs Northrup d. Miss Stella Fording 8-6 6-3

DF: Northrup/Fording d. Miss Marie Kettenbach/Miss Fix 6-2 2-6 12-10

MX: Kettenbach/Curley d. Mrs Stafford/Shannon ??

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date unknown Northwestern Championships, Deephaven, Minnesota, US
Venue: Minnetonka Yacht Club

FI: Miss Marguerite Davis d. Miss Alice Drake 6-2 6-2

MX: Miss Lyle Hayes/Byford d. Miss Lesley La Beaume/L.H.Waidner 6-3 8-6

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Rollo
Nov 22nd, 2010, 10:56 PM
August

July 31-August 5, Northern Indiana Championship, Fort Wayne, USA
Venue: Country Club

FI: Miss Katherine Brown d. Miss Lucille Sharitt * ??

DF: Brown/Miss Luali Sharritt * d. Miss Helen Peters/Miss Deming ??

MX: Brown/Cullen Thomas d. Miss Fagen/McNagney ??

*Names very similar.

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began July 31, Westmoreland County Championship, Jeannette, Pennsylvania, US

FI: Miss Wilson d. Miss Hutchman 6-3 6-2

MX: Wilson/Euwer d. Miss Gray/Galer 6-4 0-6 6-1

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began August 1, Housatonic Valley Championship, Lee, Massachusetts, US
Venue: Greenock Country Club

FI: Mrs R.C.Miller d. Miss Helen Rice 8-6 6-2

MX: Mrs & Mr A.H.Chapin d. ??

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August 5, Surbiton War Hospitals Mixed Doubles Tournament, Berrylands, Surbiton, Surrey, England

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917)

"Surbiton War Hospitals

"A substantial sum to aid the local war hospitals at Surbiton was raised at Berrylands on August 5, when a larger gathering, including a party of wounded soldiers, attended to witness a mixed doubles tournament. Mr Alfred Sterry, honorary secretary of the Surbiton Club, was responsible for the arrangements, which included the provision of excellent courts and 'peace-time' stands.

"Although several first-class players participated in the programme, the system of pairing most of them with relatively weak partners was not a success from the spectators' point of view, the standard of play falling automatically to a low level. But the cause was everything, and the quality of play of very little moment.

"In one section Major Ritchie and Lady Domini Crosfied, owing 15, had a relatively easy victory, thanks to the steadiness of Lady Crosfield. James Powell (father of the late Kenneth Powell) and Miss [Catherine] Douglass were second, the former playing remarkably well.

"The second section was won by Stanley Taylor and Gwynifred Palmer. The Grand Duke Michael of Russia, who partnered Dorothea Lambert Chambers, found the heat too oppressive for a sequence of matches, thereafter watching the progress of his son and daughter [Michael and Anastasia (Zia)]. Countess Zia Torby and George Greville were third in their section."

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August 5-12, Western Championships, Onwentsia Club, Lake Forest, Illinois, US (Grass)

CR: Marguerite Davis d. Carrie Neely (holder) 6-3 6-3

DF: Miriam Steever/Mary Vorhees d. Alice Drake/Lesley LeBeaume 6-2 6-1

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date unknown, Lake George Championship, NY, US

FI: Miss Helen Simpson d. Mrs Shubert 6-1 6-4

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began August 7, East Side of the White Mountains Championship, New Hampshire, US
Venue: Iron Mountain Lawn Tennis Club

FI: EA Gauthey d. Edith White 6-0 8-6

DF: EA Gauthey/Edith White d. M Jacobson/L Stronse 6-4 6-1

MX: EA Gauthey/WHBrown d. M Ayres/AJ Veysey default

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began August 7, Indiana State Championship, Indianapolis, US

FI: Mrs C.Willis Adams d. Katherine Brown 9-7 6-1

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August 7-12, Washington State Championships, Seattle, US
Venue: Firloch Club

FI: Miss Sara Livingston d. Mrs Cushing 6-2 6-2

DF: Livingston/Mrs R.E.Bragdon d. Miss Kingcade/Cushing 6-0 6-2

MX: Livingston/Kelleher d. Miss Dempsey/Strachan 6-3 6-1

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August 7-12, Portland Country Club Tournament, Portland, Maine, USA (Clay)

FI: Mrs L.P.Chandler d. Miss Grace Sargent 6-2 6-3

DF: Mrs L.P.Chandler/Mrs W.Sprague d. ??

MX: Miss Nichols/L.King d. Miss H.Payson/Stanwood 2-6 6-4 6-3

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August 14 and 15, Red Cross Matches, Eastbourne, Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917):

"Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, a place of sweet memories to lawn tennis votaries, wore a very animated appearance on August 14 and 15, when a garden fete was held on behalf of the local Red Cross. How zealously Mr A.E. Brown laboured for the success of the venture, how loyally he was supported by assisting entertainers and by the public, and how discreetly helpful was the rain by ceasing at noon the first day, may be gathered from the fact that between £600 and £700 was collected for the greatest of all war charities.

"Not the least attractive - indeed, to be truthful, the main - feature on the programme was the series of first-class lawn tennis matches, played on a perfect match court which had been prepared under the lee of the silent committee box. Stands flanked it and were well filled. A background of khaki, even the sky-blue uniform of the convalescing, were found not to be so troublesome after all for the server's eye - which is another of way of saying that these little technical matters, seemingly so crucial in peace time, lost their importance in war days!

"On the first day the drought-ending rain curtailed the programme; but three close matches were followed with keen interest by the large crowd. Albert Prebble and Mabel Parton (the former very good when he had setteld down) just got the better of George and Edith Greville with a score of 2-6, 9-7, 8-6.

"George Greville and Percival Davson, of whom only the first was in practice, beat King Manoel of Portugal and Major Ritchie in two sets (6-3, 6-4). Then Prebble paired with Charlotte Sterry, ever a favourite at Eastbourne, and defeated Davson and Mrs Parton after a very level mixed double (7-5, 1-6, 6-4).

"On the second day, though the sun shone brightly, a gusty wind made play difficult. The chief match of the day was a five-set double between Stanley Doust and Arthur Wallis Myers and Ritchie and Davson. The remarkable score of 1-6, 6-1, 1-6, 6-1, 6-1 was registered in favour of the the first-named pair, who proved slightlty more aggressive on the volley.

"Later on in the afternoon there was a return match of three sets. Again each side won a set at 6-1, and then, the sequence being broken with a vengeance, there was a set of 22 games, won at last by Ritchie and Davson.

"In the other ties Ritchie and Aurea Edgington beat King Manoel and Mrs Parton after three sets, and in both his subsequent doubles, proving how much his game has advanced, the King won a set."

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date unknown, Powelton Club Tournament, Newburgh, NY, US

FI: P.E.Mead d. Miss L.Balfe 6-1 6-1

MX: Helen Pouch/Jova d. ??

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began August 14, Georgia State Championship, Atlanta, USA
Venue: West End TC

FI: Mrs John Milam d. Mrs J.R.McCord 6-3 6-1
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began August 14, Michigan State Championship, Detroit, USA

FI: Mrs Walter Ellis d. Mrs E.L.Thirlby 6-4 5-7 6-1

DF: Miss Amanda Falker/Miss Mary Katherine Voorhees d. ??

MX: Mrs Walter Ellis/Ketchum d. ??
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Circa mid-August, Pacific Northwest Championships, Tacoma, Washington, US (Hard)

FI: Anita Myers d. Sara Livingstone 8-6 8-6

DF: Mrs Bragdon/Sara Livingstone d. Helen Baker/Anita Myers 2-6 6-1 6-4

MX: Helen Baker/Clyde Curley d. Anita Myers/Allyn Barber 8-6 6-4
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August 16-26, Queensland Championships, Brisbane, Australia (Grass)
Auchenflower Courts

Only Handicap events were played for this fund-raising tournament
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began August 19, Minnesota State Championships, Minneapolis, USA

FI: Miss Marguerite Davis d (http://viglink.pgpartner.com/rd.php?r=5316&m=1423022367&q=n&rdgt=1393695472&it=1393868272&et=1394300272&priceret=6.25&pg=%7E%7E3&k=d500f7e584dea6190194393ccbddd578&source=feed&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eamazon%2Ecom%2Fdp%2FB006GXJ 4O8%2Fref%3Dasc%5Fdf%5FB006GXJ4O82947603%2F%3Ftag% 3Dpgmp%2D1503%2D01%2D20%26creative%3D395025%26crea tiveASIN%3DB006GXJ4O8%26linkCode%3Dasn&st=feed&mt=%7E%7E%7E%7E%7E%7E%7E%7En%7E%7E%7E). Miss H.Cross 6-1 6-1

DF: Miss Alice Drake/Mrs C.Wagner d. Miss Maude McLaughlin/Miss Ethel Lee 6-2 6-4

MX: Drake/Stellwagen d. Davis/Lanpher 6-4 6-2

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began August 19, Southern Maine Championships, Squirrel Island, Maine, US

FI: Miss Dorothy Hamilton d. Miss Katherine Flanders 4-6 6-4 6-3

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began August 19, South New Jersey Championship, Ocean City, US

FI: Mrs Robert Herold d. ??

MX: Miss Phyllis Walsh/Bew d. ??

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August 19-31, Wisconsin State Championships, Milwaukee, US
Venue: Town Club

FI: Miss Carrie Neely d. Miss Voorhees 11-9 6-0

DF: Neely/Voorhees d. Mrs Miller/Mrs Ellis 8-6 6-2

MX: Voorhees/Maxon d. Miss Seavey/Byford 6-2 6-4 (or 6-4 6-2)

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began August 21, Northwestern Pennsylvania Championship, New Castle, PA, US
Venue: Country Club

FI: Miss Mabel Miller d. Miss Esther Hollingsworth 6-1 6-0

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began August 21, Asheville Country Club Tournament, Asheville, North Carolina, US

FI: Miss Irene Adger d. Miss Therese Chapman 6-4 8-6

DF: Chapman/Mrs Johnson d. Mrs Coxe/Mrs Hobart 6-2 2-6 7-5

MX: Mrs & Mr Hobart d. Mrs Reynolds/Brooks 6-2 7-5

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August 26, Benefit for Folkestone Hospital, Folkestone, Kent, England
Venue: Pleasue Gardens

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917):

Folkestone's War Hospital

"To aid the local hospital at Folkestone a programme of matches was arranged at the Pleasure Gardens on August 26, when, despite threatening weather, the stands were well filled. In the opening match Albert Prebble and Phyllis Satterthwaite beat Stanley Doust and Mabel Parton by two sets to love (6-3, 9-7). The losers led in the second set, requiring at one time only a point to win it; but Mrs Satterthwaite was the steadier of the two ladies, while Doust (on short leave from military duties, which he had recently taken up) was feeling the effects of a long train journey.

"Charles Dixon being absent owing to illness, William Du Vivier, the Belgian player, paired with Prebble against William Ingram and Doust in a men's doubles, which the latter couple won with a safe margin. Subsequently Ingram and Mrs Satterthwaite played a closely contested mixed double against Prebble and Mrs Parton, winning with a score of 5-7, 6-3, 6-3. Mr Potter, the manager of the Pleasure Gardens, had prepared an excellent court for the afternoon."

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August 26-September 2, Kentucky State Championships, Louisville, US
Venue: Audubon Country Club

FI: Miss Madelle Lyons d. Miss Evelyn Sweeney 6-4 6-3

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began August 28, New Jersey Coast Championships, Bay Head, NJ, US
Venue: Yacht Club

FI: Mrs H.H.Smith d. Mrs S.T.Toby 6-2 6-3

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began August 29, Western Massachusetts Championships, Stockbridge, US
Venue: Golf Club

FI: Miss Rice d. Mrs A.H.Chapin 2-6 6-2 9-7

Rollo
Nov 22nd, 2010, 10:59 PM
September

August 29-September 1, Rockingham County Championship, Dayton, Virginia, USA

FI: Miss Delucia Fletcher d. Miss Mabel Hollar 6-4 7-5

MX: Mabel Hollar/Hollar d. ??
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ended September 4, Woodland Park Tournament, Seattle, Washington, US

FI: Myra Lambuth d. Armis Greene 6-4 6-3

DF: Myra Lambuth/Louise Yandell d. ????

MX: Louise Yandell/Louise Van Kuran d. ????
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began September 2, Columbia Club Invitation, Washington, D.C., USA

FI: Miss A.M.Doyle d. ??
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began September 5, New York Lawn Tennis Club Tournament, USA

FI: Molla Bjurstedt d. Marie Wagner 6-3 6-3

DF: Bjurstedt/Mrs Robert LeRoy d. Wagner/Mrs D.P.Wood 6-4 6-2

MX: Bjurstedt/Baggs d. Wagner/Ostendorf 6-4 3-6 8-6
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September ????, Alameda County Championship, Berkeley, California, US
Venue: TC

FI: Mrs JC Cushing d. Carmen Tarilton 6-1 6-2
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September, Philadelphia and District Championships, Pennsylvania, USA
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club

FI: Mrs Gilbert Harvey d. Miss Phyllis Walsh 8-6 1-6 6-3

DF: Mrs W.P.Newhall/Miss Elizabeth Ostheimer d. Mrs H.H.Smith/Miss Sarah Neilson 4-6 6-4 6-4
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September 9-16, Tri-State Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (Clay)
Venue: Cincinatti Tennis Club

QF: Martha Guthrie d Willis Adams 6-3 6-2
QF: Katharine Brown d Carrie Neely 6-3 6-3
QF: Marguerite "Ruth" Davis d Ruth Sanders 6-1 5-7 6-1
QF: Wallace Gray d Lenora Hofer 6-2 6-4

SF: Guthrie d Brown 2-6 6-3 6-2
SF: Davis d Gray 6-4 6-1

FI: Martha Guthrie d. Marguerite "Ruth" Davis 6-2 2-6 6-1

There is no challange round as holder Molla Bjurstedt does bot defend her title
Guthrie hails from Pittsburgh, PA. Finalist Ruth Davis is from St Paul, Minnesota.
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September 13-16, Northeastern Pennsylvania Championship, Scranton, USA

FI: Miss Helen Gilleaudeau d. Miss Marie Wagner 6-3 1-6 8-6

DF: Mrs L.F.Belin/Miss Janet Storrs d. Wagner/Miss Atherton 2-6 6-2 8-6
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???? Ardsley Invitation, Ardsley, New York, US

FI: Mrs Homer Stewart Green d. Mrs Robert LeRoy 6-0 6-2

DF: Katharine Browning/Mrs Homer Stewart Green* d. Augusta Chapman/Miss Chapman 4-6 6-2 6-2

The Ardsley event was usually held in September. The doubles final was a family affair, as the winners were sisters and the finalists Augusta (AKA "Mrs George") Chapman and Miss Chapman were a mother/daughter pair.
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began September 16, District of Columbia Championships, Dumbarton, USA

FI: Mrs Gardner Bell d. ??

MX: Miss Blair/Lewis d. ??
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began September 18, Camden County Championship, Haddonfield, New Jersey, USA
Venue: Haddon Country Club

FI: Miss E. Remington d. Miss Matilda Glover 6-0 6-1
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began September 25, Ladies' Longwood Tournament, Boston, Massachusetts, US (Grass)
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club

CR: Evelyn Sears d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) (holder) 3-6 6-3 6-2

DF: Maud Barger-Wallach/Edith Rotch d. Marion Fenno/Ina Kissel 6-4 2-6 6-3

MX: Eleanora Sears/Richard Williams d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Harry Johnson 8-6 2-6 6-4

Rollo
Nov 22nd, 2010, 10:59 PM
October-December

began October 12, Bay Counties Championship, San Francisco, California, US
Venue: Golden Gate Park

FI: Helen Baker d. Carmen Tarilton 6-2 9-7
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November and December, Hawaii Polo & Racing Club Tournament, Honolulu

FI: Miss Vera Beyfuss d. Miss Maile Vicars 6-4 6-4

DF: Beyfuss/Mrs Conningham d. Miss Graham/Miss Hopper 4-6 6-3 6-3

MX: Miss Schaefer/A.L.Castle d. Beyfuss/Knallenburg 6-4 6-4

Jimbo109
Oct 15th, 2011, 09:14 PM
began February 26, Florida State Championship, Palm Beach, Usa

FI: mrs J.L.Bremer d. mrs R.Wood 6-3 6-4

DF: mrs R.Wood/miss Snyder d. miss Carhart/miss Holmes 6-2 6-3

MX: mrs R.L.Wood/Biddle d. mrs Carnegie/Phipps 6-1 6-2

Jimbo109
Oct 24th, 2011, 10:51 AM
began October 12, Bay Counties Championship, San Francisco, California, USA
Venue: Golden Gate Park

FI: Helen Baker d. Carmen Tarilton 6-2 9-7

Jimbo109
Oct 24th, 2011, 11:02 AM
September, Alameda County Championship, Berkeley, California, USA
Venue: TC

FI: Mrs J.C.Cushing d. Carmen Tarilton 6-1 6-2

Jimbo109
Oct 24th, 2011, 11:18 AM
June 12-17, Seattle City Championship, Washington, USA
Venue: Seattle Athletic Club

FI: Sara Livingston d. Mrs Bragdon 6-3 6-3

Jimbo109
Oct 24th, 2011, 11:29 AM
ended September 4, Woodland Park Tournament, Seattle, Washington, USA

FI: Miss Myra Lambuth d. Miss Armis Greene 6-4 6-3

DF: Miss Myra Lambuth/Miss Louise Yandell d. ??

MX: Miss Louise Yandell/Van Kuran d. ??

Jimbo109
Oct 24th, 2011, 06:43 PM
in Spring, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Venue: Country Club

FI: Evelyn Sears d. Mrs Barger Wallach 6-3 8-6

DF: Evelyn Sears/Mrs A.Shurtleff d. Eleonora Sears/Marion Fenno 8-6 6-0

Jimbo109
Oct 24th, 2011, 06:56 PM
began August 7, East Side of the White Mountains Championship, New Hampshire, USA
Venue: Iron Mountain LTC

FI: Miss E.A.Gauthey d. Miss Edith H. White 6-0 8-6

DF: Gauthey/White d. Miss M.Jacobson/Miss L.Stronse 6-4 6-1

MX: Gauthey/W.H.Brown d. Miss M.Ayres/A.J.Veysey wo

Jimbo109
Oct 25th, 2011, 10:18 AM
July, Dayton, Ohio, USA
Venue: Country Club

FI: Miss Madelle Lyons d. Miss Houk 6-2 6-0

Jimbo109
Oct 25th, 2011, 10:49 AM
??, Ardsley Invitation, Ardsley, NY, USA

FI: Mrs Homer Stewart Green d. Mrs Robert LeRoy 6-0 6-2

DF: Mrs Green/Miss Katharine Browning (they were sisters) d. Mrs George Chapman and daughter 4-6 6-2 6-2

Jimbo109
Oct 25th, 2011, 11:35 AM
began May 24, Pelham Invitation, Pelham Manor, NY, USA
Venue: Pelham Country Club

FI: Molla Bjurstedt d. Mrs Edward Raymond 6-2 6-1

DF: Miss Edith Handy/Mrs Rawson Wood d. Marie Wagner/Martha Guthrie 4-6 6-0 4-4 defaulted

MX: Mrs D.P.Wood/Van Vliet d. Florence Ballin/Campbell 6-3 6-1

Jimbo109
Oct 25th, 2011, 01:53 PM
March 24-26, Arizona State Championships, Phoenix, USA
Venue: Country Club

FI: Miss Chesney d. Miss Allison 6-4 6-8 6-2

DF: Miss Butler/Chesney d. Allison/Miss Lines 6-4 7-9 6-2

MX: Miss Ainsworth/Horrell d. Chesney/Hammels 7-5 6-1

Rollo
Oct 25th, 2011, 03:52 PM
Mille Thanks Jimbo!:worship:

All added. I also added first names where I have them and semifinal results from Pelham.

Jimbo109
Oct 25th, 2011, 09:50 PM
??, California State Championships, Oakland, USA
Venue: Claremont Country Club

FI: Miss Anita Myers d. Mrs J.C.Cushing 2-6 6-3 6-4

Jimbo109
Oct 25th, 2011, 09:55 PM
began June 19, Championship of the Carolinas, Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Venue: Sans Souci Country Club

FI: Miss Irene Adger d. ??

DF: Mrs Henry Carrier/Mrs John Milam d. ??

MX: Adger/J.O.Erwin d. ??

Jimbo109
Oct 25th, 2011, 10:05 PM
began June 12, Delaware State Championships, Wilmington, USA
Venue: Country Club

FI: Miss Suzanne White d. Mrs William Newhall 6-2 6-1

CR: White d. Mrs J.S.Taylor wo

DF: Mrs Schlichter/Miss Walsh d. Miss White/Mrs S.Myers 6-4 3-6 7-5

Jimbo109
Oct 25th, 2011, 10:11 PM
began August 14, Georgia State Championship, Atlanta, USA
Venue: West End TC

FI: Mrs John Milam d. Mrs J.R.McCord 6-3 6-1

Jimbo109
Oct 25th, 2011, 10:18 PM
June 21-25, Idaho State Championships, Lewiston, USA
Venue: Country Club

FI: Miss Marie Kettenbach d. Miss Katherine Fix 6-4 5-7 6-3

DF: Kettenbach/Fix d. Mrs White/Miss Neill 6-2 6-4

MX: Fix/Gray d. Kettenbach/Beach 6-3 1-6 6-1

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 08:29 AM
??, Illinois State Championships, ??, USA

FI: Carrie Neely d. Mrs Ellis 6-3 6-2

DF: Mrs McNeil/Miss Voorhees d. Miss Houston/Mrs Ellis 6-1 6-1

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 08:34 AM
began August 7, Indiana State Championship, Indianapolis, USA

FI: Mrs C.Willis Adams d. Katherine Brown 9-7 6-1

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 08:39 AM
began July 24, Iowa State Championship, Des Moines, USA

FI: Miss Pearl Newby d. Miss Margaret McKee ??

MX: McKee/Sweet d. Miss Irma Frankel/Adams 3-6 8-6 6-1

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 08:44 AM
August 26-September 2, Kentucky State Championships, Louisville, USA
Venue: Audubon Country Club

FI: Miss Madelle Lyons d. Miss Evelyn Sweeney 6-4 6-3

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 08:53 AM
began August 14, Michigan State Championship, Detroit, USA

FI: Mrs Walter Ellis d. Mrs E.L.Thirlby 6-4 5-7 6-1

DF: Miss Amanda Falker/Miss Mary Katherine Voorhees d. ??

MX: Mrs Walter Ellis/Ketchum d. ??

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 08:59 AM
began August 19, Minnesota State Championships, Minneapolis, USA

FI: Miss Marguerite Davis d. Miss H.Cross 6-1 6-1

DF: Miss Alice Drake/Mrs C.Wagner d. Miss Maude McLaughlin/Miss Ethel Lee 6-2 6-4

MX: Drake/Stellwagen d. Davis/Lanpher 6-4 6-2

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 09:23 AM
??, Oregon State Championship, Portland, USA
Venue: Waverly Country Club

FI: Mrs Northrup d. Miss Stella Fording 8-6 6-3

DF: Northrup/Fording d. Miss Marie Kettenbach/Miss Fix 6-2 2-6 12-10

MX: Kettenbach/Curley d. Mrs Stafford/Shannon ??

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 09:32 AM
began July 4, Utah State Championships, Salt Lake City, USA

FI: Miss Edith Ekstrom d. Miss Mary Brodbeck 6-1 6-3

DF: Mrs G.H.Smith/Mrs Thurston d. ??

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 09:43 AM
began June 14, Virginia State Championship, Norfolk, USA
Venue: Country Club

FI: Molla Bjurstedt d. Miss Florence Ballin 6-4 6-4

CR: Bjurstedt d. Miss E.Bull 6-0 6-1

DF: Bjurstedt/Miss Adele Bull d. Mrs Bell/Miss Virginia Christian 6-2 6-1

MX: Ballin/Edward Whitney d. Miss Marguerita Taylor/W.V.McMillan 6-2 6-1

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 09:53 AM
August 7-12, Washington State Championships, Seattle, USA
Venue: Firloch Club

FI: Miss Sara Livingston d. Mrs Cushing 6-2 6-2

DF: Livingston/Mrs R.E.Bragdon d. Miss Kingcade/Cushing 6-0 6-2

MX: Livingston/Kelleher d. Miss Dempsey/Strachan 6-3 6-1

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 10:19 AM
August 19-31, Wisconsin State Championships, Milwaukee, USA
Venue: Town Club

FI: Miss Carrie Neely d. Miss Voorhees 11-9 6-0

DF: Neely/Voorhees d. Mrs Miller/Mrs Ellis 8-6 6-2

MX: Voorhees/Maxon d. Miss Seavey/Byford 6-2 6-4 (or 6-4 6-2)

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 10:43 AM
began May 27, Eastern New York Championship, Scarsdale, NY, USA
Venue: County Tennis Club of Westchester

FI: Miss Marie Wagner d. Mrs Homer Stewart Green 7-5 6-2

DF: Katharine Browning/Mrs Homer Stewart Green d. Wagner/Mrs Mills 6-2 6-0

MX: Mrs DP Wood/Van Vliet d. Wagner/Ostendorf 6-3 6-2

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 01:57 PM
began May 27, Middle Atlantic Championships, Washington, D.C., USA

FI: Miss Eva Baker d. Miss Gertrude Greely 6-1 2-6 6-3

MX: Miss Sallie Long/Breck d. Eva Baker/Treanor 6-4 2-6 6-1

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 02:00 PM
began July 24, South Atlantic Championships, Georgia, USA

FI: Miss Margaret Loyless d. Miss Clarence Carpenter 6-4 4-6 6-3

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 03:01 PM
June 19-24, Central West Championship, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Venue: Field Club

FI: Miss Marjorie Hires d. Mrs W.W.Yager 9-7 4-6 6-2

DF: Miss Morley/Miss Hammann d. Hires/Miss Seavey 7-5 1-6 6-3

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 03:07 PM
??, Northwestern Championships, Deephaven, Minnesota, USA
Venue: Minnetonka Yacht Club

FI: Miss Marguerite Davis d. Miss Alice Drake 6-2 6-2

MX: Miss Lyle Hayes/Byford d. Miss Lesley La Beaume/L.H.Waidner 6-3 8-6

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 03:16 PM
began August 1, Housatonic Valley Championship, Lee, Massachusetts, USA
Venue: Greenock Country Club

FI: Mrs R.C.Miller d. Miss Helen Rice 8-6 6-2

MX: Mrs & Mr A.H.Chapin d. ??

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 03:23 PM
began August 28, New Jersey Coast Championships, Bay Head, NJ, USA
Venue: Yacht Club

FI: Mrs H.H.Smith d. Mrs S.T.Toby 6-2 6-3

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 03:40 PM
??, Western Pennsylvania Championships, Pittsburgh, USA
Venue: Athletic Association

FI: Martha Guthrie d. Mabel Miller 6-2 7-5

MX: Guthrie/Garrison d. Mrs F.C.Irish/J.K.Scott 6-4 7-9 8-6

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 03:57 PM
began August 21, Northwestern Pennsylvania Championship, New Castle, PA, USA
Venue: Country Club

FI: Miss Mabel Miller d. Miss Esther Hollingsworth 6-1 6-0

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 04:17 PM
began July 15, Allegheny County Championship, Aspinwall, Pennsylvania, USA
Venue: Pittsburgh Field Club

FI: Miss Martha Guthrie d. Miss Sara Young 6-2 6-0

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 04:26 PM
September 13-16, Northeastern Pennsylvania Championship, Scranton, USA

FI: Miss Helen Gilleaudeau d. Miss Marie Wagner 6-3 1-6 8-6

DF: Mrs L.F.Belin/Miss Janet Storrs d. Wagner/Miss Atherton 2-6 6-2 8-6

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 04:36 PM
September, Philadelphia and District Championships, Pennsylvania, USA
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club

FI: Mrs Gilbert Harvey d. Miss Phyllis Walsh 8-6 1-6 6-3

DF: Mrs W.P.Newhall/Miss Elizabeth Ostheimer d. Mrs H.H.Smith/Miss Sarah Neilson 4-6 6-4 6-4

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 10:42 PM
June 17-25, Chicago City Championship, Illinois, USA
Venue: Wanderers' TC

FI: Carrie Neely d. Miss Falker 6-1 6-2

DF: Neely/Mrs McNeil d. Miss Leighton/Miss Litt 6-1 6-1

Jimbo109
Oct 26th, 2011, 10:54 PM
July 1-7, Chicago Beach Invitation, Illinois, USA (Clay)
Venue: Chicago Beach Hotel

FI: Miss Carrie Neely d. Miss Miriam Steever 6-3 4-6 6-4

DF: Miss Hires/Miss Seavey d. Steever/Miss Voorhees 6-8 7-5 6-2

MX: Mrs Malcolm McNeil/Burdick d. ??

Jimbo109
Oct 27th, 2011, 01:14 AM
began April 29, Chevy Chase Tournament, Washington, D.C., USA

FI: Miss Gertrude Greely d. Miss Florence Ballin ??

CR: Greely d. Miss Eva Baker ??

DF: Miss Adele Bull/Miss Marguerite Taylor d. ??

Jimbo109
Oct 27th, 2011, 01:26 AM
began September 16, District of Columbia Championships, Dumbarton, USA

FI: Mrs Gardner Bell d. ??

MX: Miss Blair/Lewis d. ??

Jimbo109
Oct 27th, 2011, 01:29 AM
began September 2, Columbia Club Invitation, Washington, D.C., USA

FI: Miss A.M.Doyle d. ??

Jimbo109
Oct 27th, 2011, 01:04 PM
June 17-July 1, Falls City Championship, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Venue: Central Park

FI: Miss Madelle Lyons d. Miss Luella Taylor 6-4 6-1

DF: Mrs D.M.Long/Madelle Lyons d. Miss Marjorie Cowan/Miss Henrietta Bingham 6-3 6-4

Jimbo109
Oct 27th, 2011, 01:11 PM
began July 19, Cherokee Park Tournament, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

FI: Miss Luella Taylor d. Miss Evelyn Sweeney 7-5 6-3

DF: Taylor/Sweeney d. Miss Ruth Gaar/Miss Henrietta Doherty 6-3 6-0

Jimbo109
Oct 27th, 2011, 01:21 PM
??, Denver City Championship, Colorado, USA

FI: Addie Cronan d. Stella Oberlander 6-4 6-2

DF: Cronan/Mae Meyer d. Adelaide Pivan/Mildred McKim 6-3 6-0

Jimbo109
Oct 27th, 2011, 01:27 PM
began August 21, Asheville Country Club Tournament, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

FI: Miss Irene Adger d. Miss Therese Chapman 6-4 8-6

DF: Chapman/Mrs Johnson d. Mrs Coxe/Mrs Hobart 6-2 2-6 7-5

MX: Mrs & Mr Hobart d. Mrs Reynolds/Brooks 6-2 7-5

Jimbo109
Oct 27th, 2011, 01:39 PM
began May 10, Border States Championships, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Venue: Golf & Country Club

FI: Miss Margaret Chesney d. Miss Marion Allison 6-4 4-6 6-4

DF: Miss Florence Allison/Virginia Lyne d. Chesney/Miss Butler 6-1 6-8 6-2

Jimbo109
Oct 27th, 2011, 01:48 PM
began June 26, Great Plains Championship, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Venue: Rockhill TC

FI: Miss Irving Murphy d. Miss Marguerite Davis 6-0 6-4

DF: Marjorie Hires/Evelyn Seavey d. Murphy/Mrs Peer 6-4 5-7 7-5

Jimbo109
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:04 PM
began June 5, Gulf States Championships, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (Grass)

FI: Mrs Irving Murphy d. Miss Ethelyn Legendre 6-1 6-2 *

for first time I have founded Irving Murphy as Mrs, not Miss. And indeed Irving is a male name ( I remember the tennis player Irving Wright ).
There is need to check.

Jimbo109
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:17 PM
July 31-August 5, Northern Indiana Championship, Fort Wayne, USA
Venue: Country Club

FI: Miss Katherine Brown d. Miss Lucille Sharitt * ??

DF: Brown/Miss Luali Sharritt * d. Miss Helen Peters/Miss Deming ??

MX: Brown/Cullen Thomas d. Miss Fagen/McNagney ??

Names very similar.

Jimbo109
Oct 27th, 2011, 09:54 PM
??, Championship of Madrid, Spain

FI: Maria Rospide d. Carmen Portago 8-6 4-6 6-4

MX: Portago/Conde de Gomar d. Rospide/L.Olivares 6-3 6-3

Jimbo109
Oct 27th, 2011, 10:02 PM
November and December, Hawaii Polo & Racing Club Tournament, Honolulu

FI: Miss Vera Beyfuss d. Miss Maile Vicars 6-4 6-4

DF: Beyfuss/Mrs Conningham d. Miss Graham/Miss Hopper 4-6 6-3 6-3

MX: Miss Schaefer/A.L.Castle d. Beyfuss/Knallenburg 6-4 6-4

Jimbo109
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:12 AM
began June 5, Amackassin Cup, Yonkers, NY, USA

FI: Miss Marie Wagner d. Miss Helene Pollak 6-1 6-0

DF: Wagner/Mrs Percy Wilbourne d. Mrs Henderson/Mrs Waring 6-1 6-4

Jimbo109
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:23 AM
began July 22, Beach Haven, New Jersey, USA
Venue: Engleside TC

FI: Miss Josephine Katzenstein d Miss May W. Galey 6-4 8-6

Jimbo109
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:29 AM
began September 18, Camden County Championship, Haddonfield, New Jersey, USA
Venue: Haddon Country Club

FI: Miss E. Remington d. Miss Matilda Glover 6-0 6-1

Jimbo109
Oct 28th, 2011, 11:05 AM
??, Hudson River Championship, ??, NY, USA

FI: Miss Margaret Grove d. Mrs W.H.Pouch 7-5 7-5

MX: Mrs W.H.Pouch/Jova d. Miss May Reynolds/Raymond Guernsey 6-4 6-4

Jimbo109
Oct 28th, 2011, 11:13 AM
began July 8, Indianapolis Championship, USA

FI: Mrs C.Willis Adams d. Mrs J.Watt Pugh 9-7 6-2

Jimbo109
Oct 28th, 2011, 11:19 AM
??, Lake George Championship, ??, NY, USA

FI: Miss Helen Simpson d. Mrs Shubert 6-1 6-4

Jimbo109
Oct 28th, 2011, 12:49 PM
began September 5, New York Lawn Tennis Club Tournament, USA

FI: Bjurstedt d. Wagner 6-3 6-3

DF: Bjurstedt/Mrs Robert LeRoy d. Wagner/Mrs D.P.Wood 6-4 6-2

MX: Bjurstedt/Baggs d. Wagner/Ostendorf 6-4 3-6 8-6

Jimbo109
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:08 PM
August 7-12, Portland Country Club Tournament, Portland, Maine, USA (Clay)

FI: Mrs L.P.Chandler d. Miss Grace Sargent 6-2 6-3

DF: Mrs L.P.Chandler/Mrs W.Sprague d. ??

MX: Miss Nichols/L.King d. Miss H.Payson/Stanwood 2-6 6-4 6-3

Jimbo109
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:21 PM
??, Powelton Club Tournament, Newburgh, NY, USA

FI: P.E.Mead d. Miss L.Balfe 6-1 6-1

MX: Mrs W.H.Pouch/Jova d. ??

Jimbo109
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:30 PM
August 29-September 1, Rockingham County Championship, Dayton, Virginia, USA

FI: Miss Delucia Fletcher d. Miss Mabel Hollar 6-4 7-5

MX: Mabel Hollar/Hollar d. ??

Jimbo109
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:36 PM
began August 19, Southern Maine Championships, Squirrel Island, Maine, USA

FI: Miss Dorothy Hamilton d. Miss Katherine Flanders 4-6 6-4 6-3

Jimbo109
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:45 PM
began August 19, South New Jersey Championship, Ocean City, USA

FI: Mrs Robert Herold d. ??

MX: Miss Phyllis Walsh/Bew d. ??

Jimbo109
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:52 PM
began July 17, Thousand Island Tournament, Alexandria Bay, NY, USA

FI: Miss Edith Handy d. Mrs Robert LeRoy 6-3 6-3

Jimbo109
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:50 PM
began August 29, Western Massachusetts Championships, Stockbridge, USA
Venue: Golf Club

FI: Miss Rice d. Mrs A.H.Chapin 2-6 6-2 9-7

Jimbo109
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:55 PM
began July 31, Westmoreland County Championship, Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA

FI: Miss Wilson d. Miss Hutchman 6-3 6-2

MX: Wilson/Euwer d. Miss Gray/Galer 6-4 0-6 6-1

GeeTee
Nov 11th, 2011, 12:39 AM
Few Australian tournaments were conducted in 1916. The Victorian and South Australian associations had elected to cancel all events under their auspices. In other states, some 'patriotic' fund-raising tournaments were held - mainly handicap events as these would generally have larger entries and, therefore, greater fund-raising capacity. In Victoria particularly, many ladies conducted their own fund-raising tournaments; again mainly handicap events.

22 Apr - 13 May - Tasmanian Championships - Hobart (Asphalt)

R1 Dot Stanfield - bye
R1 Miss E Holmes d Miss Brammell 64 61
R1 Mrs A Reid d Miss Mason 63 62
R1 Miss Rex d Miss Marshall 62 61

SF E Holmes d Dot Stanfield 64 62
SF Miss Rex d Mrs Reid 65 63

FI Rex d E Holmes 56 64 64

DOUBLES
SF Mrs Reid/Miss Rex d Mrs Parker/Miss Good 61 63
SF Mrs Muir/Dot Stanfield d Mrs Barnett/Miss Mason walkover

FI Reid/Rex d Muir/Stanfield 64 65

Mixed doubles (except handicap) was not contested

6-20 May - NSW Championships
Double Bay, Sydney (Grass)

R1 Annie Ford d Mrs Pollock (TAS) 61 61
R1 Eva Collings - bye?

FI Ford d Collings 61 64

DOUBLES
R1 G Lloyd/Nell Lloyd d Miss Metcalfe/Mrs Way 64 46 61
R1 Miss C Stoltenhoff/Miss F Stoltenhoff d Mrs Pollock/Miss Pollock 75 75

SF Eva Collings/Annie Ford d Lloyd/Lloyd 63 62
SF Mrs Doyle/Sylvia Lance d Stoltenhoff/Stoltenhoff 62 64

FI Collings/Ford d Doyle/Lance 64 61

GIRLS
FI Miss Ross d Grace Paterson 62 62
DF Paterson/Smith d Marie Beegling/Watson 62 61

No events for adult males - including mixed doubles - were contested

June - Metropolitan Championships
Auchenflower Courts, Brisbane (Grass)

"Miss Maude Mutch carried off the Ladies' Singles Handicap in brilliant fashion"

16-26 August - Queensland Championships
Auchenflower Courts, Brisbane (Grass)

Only Handicap events were played for this fund-raising tournament

Jimbo109
Dec 4th, 2011, 12:31 PM
February 25-March 6, Philadelphia and District Indoor Championships, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Venue: First Regiment Armory

FI: Mrs Gilbert Harvey d. Mrs Wainwright 6-3 6-1

DF: Miss Phyllis Walsh/Mrs Gilbert Harvey d. Miss Kennedy/Miss Rath 6-2 6-3

Jimbo109
Dec 5th, 2011, 08:51 AM
??, Bahamas Championship, Nassau

FI: Miss Helen Ostby d. Miss Beste ??

MX: Miss Florence Johnson/H.McHarg Davenport d. Mrs Tyson/C.D.Levey 6-0 6-2 6-3

DavidK
Jan 4th, 2012, 08:48 PM
Above results contributed by Jimbo and GeeTee have been added

austinrunner
Jan 9th, 2012, 03:37 AM
March 13-18, US Indoor Championships, Seventh Regiment Armory, New York, USA (Wood)

FI: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Nora Schmitz 6-2 6-1

DF: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Marie Wagner d. Nora Schmitz/Emily Weaver 6-2 6-3

1R: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory advanced by walkover versus A. Weber
1R: Mrs. W. H. N. Voss d. Mrs. Edwin Shattuck 6-3, 6-1
1R: Ina Kissell d. Mrs. Robert Miller 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
1R: Mrs. John Bailey advanced by walkover versus Mrs. F. S. Richardson

1R: Mrs. Percy Wilbourn bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______
1R: C. Cousins bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______
1R: Mrs. E. S. Knapp bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______
1R: Hazel Treat bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______

1R: Marie Wagner bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______
1R: Mrs. Ingo Hartman bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______
1R: C. Winn bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______
1R: A. Cragin bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______

1R: Florence Sheldon bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______
1R: Mrs. G. W. Carpenter bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______
1R: A. Bull bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______
1R: F. B. Crane bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______

1R: Nora Meyer Schmitz bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______
1R: Mrs. E. M. Avery bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______
1R: H. Gardner bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______
1R: Ruth Schwab bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______

1R: Mrs. A. Dean bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______
1R: Mrs. C. C. Parsons bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______
1R: M. Taylor bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______
1R: Mrs. F. W. Jenkins bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______

1R: Mrs. O. C. Mills d. Mrs. L. Manheimer 6-2, 6-3
1R: A. Smith d. E. Beecher 6-2, 6-1
1R: A. Morrison d. J. Larson 6-2, 6-1
1R: Mrs. E. Sohst d. C. Dellafied 6-4, 6-0

1R: H. Alexander d. Mrs. T. R. Pell 6-0, 6-1
1R; Mrs. L. G. Morris d. T. Blum 6-3, 6-0
1R: Mrs. N. B. Huff bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______
1R: Mrs. M. McBurney bye, or defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______

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2R: Bjurstedt Mallory d. Voss 6-0, 6-1
2R: Kissel d. Bailey 6-1, 6-1
2R: Wilbourn advanced by walkover versus Cousins
2R: Knapp d. Treat 6-1, 6-1

2R: Wagner d. Hartman 6-2, 6-4
2R: Winn d. Cragin 6-0, 6-0
2R: Sheldon d. Carpenter 6-2, 6-4
2R: Bull d. Crane 6-4, 8-6

2R: Meyer Schmitz d. Avery 6-3, 6-0
2R: Gardner d. Schwab 3-6, 7-5, 8-6
2R: Dean d. Parsons 6-0, 6-1
2R: Taylor d. Jenkins 6-0, 6-0

2R: Mills d. Smith 6-4, 8-6
2R: Morrison d. Sohst 6-0, 9-7
2R: Alexander d. Morris 6-4, 6-1
2R: Huff d. McBurney 6-4, 6-2

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3R: Bjurstedt Mallory d. Kissell 6-3, 6-0
3R: Wilbourn d. Knapp 8-6, 6-4
3R: Wagner d. Winn 6-3, 6-3
3R: Sheldon d. Bull 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

3R: Meyer Schmitz d. Gardner 6-8, 6-3, 6-3
3R: Dean advanced by walkover versus Taylor
3R: Mills d. Morrison 6-4, 6-1
3R: Alexander d. Huff 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

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QF: Bjurstedt Mallory d. Wilbourn 6-1, 6-0
QF: Wagner d. Sheldon 6-1, 6-1
QF: Meyer Schmitz d. Dean 1-6, 6-1, 6-2
QF: Mills d. Alexander 6-0, 5-7, 6-4

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SF: Bjurstedt Mallory d. Wagner 6-0, 6-3
SF: Meyer Schmitz d. Mills 6-2, 6-1

DavidK
Feb 26th, 2012, 12:58 PM
I have added AR's full draw form the US Indoors

Jimbo109
May 6th, 2012, 04:45 PM
Dates unknown
Indian Chmps

Won by Irene Peacock


According to Newmark's research, the All-India Championships didn't hold from 1915 to 1918. (see the roll of honour
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=455933&page=2 )

Jimbo109
Oct 15th, 2012, 07:34 AM
Info provided by Newmark

??, Barcelona International, Spain (Clay)

FI: Panchita Subirana d. Consuelo de Ayguavives 6-1 6-2

DavidK
Nov 1st, 2012, 05:53 PM
Barcelona added at beginning of year, thanks as always

Jimbo109
Feb 13th, 2013, 02:17 PM
??, Danish Indoor Championships

FI: Alice Krayenbühl d. ??

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??, Danish Outdoor Championships

FI: Valborg Bjurstedt (Nor) d. ??

DavidK
Mar 10th, 2013, 12:47 PM
Both Danish tournaments added, thank you

Jimbo109
Jun 15th, 2013, 09:17 AM
June 26-July 2, Scarborough, NY, US
Venue: Sleepy Hollow Country Club

SF: Marie Wagner d. Adelaide Browning Green 6-3 6-3
SF: Edna Wildey d. Marion Vanderbilt 6-3 1-6 6-3 *

* Maybe Vanderbilt is a mistake. She should be Vanderhoef.

DF: Ina Kissel/Natalie Browning vs Teresa Schwab/Marion Vanderhoef

DavidK
Jul 21st, 2013, 04:33 PM
Scarborough edited in.

Hugues Daniel
Nov 6th, 2013, 01:12 AM
UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 5-12
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Grass)

Draw=71
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Draw notes:
Pouch=Helen Homans. Listed in papers of era as Mrs W. H. Pouch
Raymond=Louise Hammond. Listed in papers of era as Mrs Edward Raymond
Theresa Wood listed by papers of the era as Mrs Rawson Wood

Hellwig. ;)

newmark401
Feb 25th, 2014, 03:26 PM
Date?, Beau Site, Cannes, France (Clay)

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917):

"No less than 1,800 francs was handed to the South African Ambulance as a result of a tournament held on the famous Beau Site courts at Cannes. Mr George M. Simond acted as honorary referee, and there was a large attendance of French and British wounded officers. The most interesting event was a series of singles in which, on level terms, Suzanne Lenglen tested her skill against well-known professionals and amateurs. Driven from her home near Lille, the girl champion has been spending the winter on the Riviera, where, with good opportunity for practice, she had strengthened her game in all departments.

"In her first match against Charles H. Ridding (the professional attached to Ranelagh and to the Beau Site) she was obviously somewhat nervous, and did not reveal her true form. Moreover, the heat was well-nigh overpowering, affecting both players, who confined their games almost entirely to baseline driving. After Ridding had won the first set at 6-2 and led 4-3 in the second, Mlle Lenglen retired.

"In her next match, against Mr B. Marion Crawford, the French girl played faultlessly, defeating the amateur with the loss of only one game in two sets. She also defeated Mr Simond with a comfortable margin, completely tiring out the veteran by the steadiness of her returns, and passing him shrewdly whenever he came to the net.

"But the single in which Mlle Lenglen 'startled' the gallery (the word is that of a competent eye-witness) was against Tom Burke, who, despite his years, remains a very sound player, retaining all his strategical skill. Burke opened with a 5-3 lead, going strongly; but his opponent took the next four games in succession and the first set. There was all-round play - both came up on good length driving - and some excellent rallies, in which the girl's greater activity just gave her the advantage. The first game of the second set was a very long one, embracing eight deuces, which Mlle Lenglen lost. She was love-forty and a bad decision robbed her of the game. This upset her. She lost the second game easily; and retired after a long third.

"The umpiring had not been strikingly sound, to say the least. In the first set, without an appeal from either player, the umpire gave a let because a ball rolled across the court, and just when Burke was returning a ball in the middle of a rally, which he hit out.

"The finals in the ordinary singles were rather one-sided. In the men's singles Marion Crawford beat R. Dunkerley (6-0, 6-2, 6-3); in the ladies' singles Elisabeth D'Ayen beat Mme Puget (6-1, 6-4). The mixed doubles was won by Marion Crawford and Mlle Lenglen, to whom G.M. Simond and Mme Puget retired at 1-1, after Simond had twisted his ankle."
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newmark401
Feb 25th, 2014, 03:49 PM
Circa mid-May, Red Cross Mixed Doubles Tournament, Queen's Club, London, England (Wood)

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917):

"The Red Cross Mixed Doubles Tournament at Queen's Club, organised by Lady D'Abernon in May, was won by King Manoel of Portugal and Dorothea Lambert Chambers. Receiving four-sixths from Wollmar Bostrom and Mlle Mishu in the final (in which four nationalites were represented, by the way), the pair was favoured before the match, and though the score of 7-5, 6-3 in their favour suggests a fairly level contest, the lady champion and her partner were never actually threatened.

"Nevertheless, they might have forfeited the first set if their opponents, after 3-5 had been called against them and after they had drawn level at 5-5 by winning Dom Manoel's service in the tenth game, had won Miss Mishu's subsequent service game - a game in which the points were level. The Romanian lady, however, chose this moment to become erratic on the drive, and with Bostrom in poor volleying form - to say nothing of a doubtful decision recorded by the linesman in the gallery - the chance was sacrificed.

"In the second set Mrs Lambert Chambers and Dom Manoel, chiefly by sound driving from the baseline (there was, in fact, no volleying worthy of the name throughout the match), secured a lead long enough to minimise the risk of overhauling, and the confidence thus generated was reflected in the greater firmness of their strokes. Mrs George Greville umpired the final, which was decided on the floor of the New Court."
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newmark401
Feb 25th, 2014, 03:56 PM
June 17, Purley Bury Patriotic Fund, Purley Bury Lawn Tennis Club, London, England (Hard)

XD: Stanley Doust (AUS)/Agnes Morton d. Charles Dixon/Mrs Armstrong 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
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XD: Albert D. Prebble/Gwynifred Palmer d. M.R.L. White/Phyllis Satterthwaite 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
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XD: Francis W. Donisthorpe/Mrs Armstrong d. P.J. Oakley/Agnes Morton 7-5, 6-3
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newmark401
Feb 25th, 2014, 04:11 PM
June 20, Red Cross Matches, Queen's Club, London, England

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917):

"Teams organised respectively by Dom Manoel of Portgual and Mrs Madeline O'Neill met at Queen's Club on June 20 on behalf of the Red Cross. Several well-known players took part, including Norman E. Brookes, commandant of the Australian Red Cross, who made his first appearance in this country since he won the Championship at Wimbledon two years ago.

"Dom Manoel's side won by four matches to three, two of the latter ties being abandoned. When partnering Dorothea Lamber Chambers in his first match, the distinguished Portuguese amateur had the misfortune to fall in running for a wide ball; a sprained ankle necessitated his retirement.

"Considering his lack of practice and his not very robust health, Brookes was playing remarkably well, more especially in his second tie, when the champion and Lady Domini Crosfield defeated Major Ritche and Phyllis Satterthwaite in two sets. The former couple were not so successful against the well-balanced volleying combination of George and Edith Greville, who were nearly at their best.

"The closest tie of the day, remarkably well contested, was that between Stanley Doust and Mrs O'Neill and Arthur Wallis Myers and Mrs Lambert Chambers. Mr Doust and his partner, the latter playing faultlessly, got away with a 5-0 lead, and were soon 5-1 and 40-0; but their opponents squared the set, only to lose it at 7-9. The second set ended with the same score, after Wallis Myers and Mrs Chambers had led 5-3,and appeared to be the fresher of the two pairs."

The scores:

Stanley Doust (AUS)/Madeline O'Neill d. Arthur Wallis Myers/Dorothea Lambert Chambers 9-7, 9-7
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Arthur Wallis Myers/Dorothea Lambert Chamber d. Paul de Borman (BEL)/Countess Zia Torby 6-1, 6-1
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George Greville/Edith Greville d. Norman Brookes (AUS)/Lady Domini Crosfield 6-3, 6-2
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George Greville/Edith Greville d. Paul de Borman (BEL)/Countess Zia Torby* 7-5, 6-3

* This was Russian-born Countess Anastasia Mikhailovna de Torby, otherwise styled Lady Zia Wernher (1892-1977).
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Norman Brookes (AUS)/Lady Domini Crosfield d. Major Ritchie/Phyllis Satterthwaite 6-2, 8-6
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Stanley Doust (AUS)/Madeline O'Neill d. Norman Brookes (AUS)/Lady Domini Crosfield 6-1, 6-3
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Norman Brookes (AUS)/Lady Domini Crosfield d. Paul de Borman (BEL)/Countess Zia Torby 6-3, 6-2
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newmark401
Mar 1st, 2014, 12:29 PM
Circa mid-July

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917):

"The Wounded at Harrow

"For the second successive year the Herga Club at Harrow organised a series of matches in aid of the military hospitals in the district. Mr T.H. Ingram had charge of the arrangements, and had the satisfaction of welcoming a gallery of over 500, of whom about 60 were wounded soldiers - a most enthusiastic 'front row'.

"In an opening double William Ingram and Hamilton Price played a very level match against N. Shimidzu, of Japan, and Arthur Wallis Myers - won by the former pair with a score of 9-11, 6-2, 7-5. Phyllis Satterthwaite and Wallis Myers then beat Agnes Morton and Albert Prebble by two sets to one (6-4, 3-6, 6-1), proving, on the day, a superior combination, although Miss Morton was conspicuously out of practice.

"Rain delayed the programme a little after tea, but there was light enough for Ingram and Price (Price playing very steadily) to beat Shimidzu and Prebble, and for Ingram and Miss Morton to draw with Shimidzu and Mrs Satterthwaite.

"A most successful charity event was concluded by a concert. Mr Charles Fraser volunteered his services as umpire."
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newmark401
Mar 1st, 2014, 12:52 PM
July 22, Star and Garter Fund Mixed Doubles Tournament, Queen's Club, London, England

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917):

"The 'Star and Garter' Fund benefited materially as a result of the mixed doubles tournament held at Queen's Club on July 22. One of the few fine days of the summer rewarded the executive; the only adverse condition for the players was a fairly strong down-court wind, a rather familiar handicap at West Kensington.

"The eighteen competing pairs were divided into two sections according to standard, those in the first section incluidng several well-known couples, between whom there was a very close contest for first place. Each pair played eight games against the eight other pairs - a total of sixty-four. Arthur Wallis Myers and Phyllis Satterthwaite, winning forty-two games, proved the winners. They beat Major Ritchie and Agnes Tuckey (6-2), William Ingram and Charlotte Sterry (5-3), and George and Edith Greville (5-3), all partnerships having a lady volleyer at the net.

"Against Albert Prebble and Madeline O'Neill, another of the stronger couples, they took the first four games, losing the subsequent four - a result to which the wind must have contributed. The only pair to beat the winners were the Belgian pair, William Du Vivier and Anne de Borman, who, if a somewhat uncertain combination, in this contest showed great brilliancy. Ingram and Mrs Sterry were second with forty games, the lady ex-champion showing surprisingly good form.

"[...] In the second section Mr Robert and Mrs Dorothea Lambert Chambers were handicapped to the extent of giving 15, but even with this penalty they succeeded in coming out second to Nicolae Mishu and Miss Mishu of Romania, who made a well-balanced combination.

"[...] A men's double in which Percival Davson and Albert Prebble beat Charles Dixon and William Ingram by two sets to love was added to the programme - admirably controlled, by the way, by Mr Frank R. Burrow, who lent his services as referee."

Note: The second section also included the following two pairs: Geoffrey E. Fowler/Clementine Churchill and Otway G. Toler/Lady Drogheda [Kathleen Burn Moore].
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newmark401
Mar 1st, 2014, 01:03 PM
August 5, Surbiton War Hospitals Mixed Doubles Tournament, Berrylands, Surbiton, Surrey, England

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917)

"Surbiton War Hospitals

"A substantial sum to aid the local war hospitals at Surbiton was raised at Berrylands on August 5, when a larger gathering, including a party of wounded soldiers, attended to witness a mixed doubles tournament. Mr Alfred Sterry, honorary secretary of the Surbiton Club, was responsible for the arrangements, which included the provision of excellent courts and 'peace-time' stands.

"Although several first-class players participated in the programme, the system of pairing most of them with relatively weak partners was not a success from the spectators' point of view, the standard of play falling automatically to a low level. But the cause was everything, and the quality of play of very little moment.

"In one section Major Ritchie and Lady Domini Crosfied, owing 15, had a relatively easy victory, thanks to the steadiness of Lady Crosfield. James Powell (father of the late Kenneth Powell) and Miss [Catherine] Douglass were second, the former playing remarkably well.

"The second section was won by Stanley Taylor and Gwynifred Palmer. The Grand Duke Michael of Russia, who partnered Dorothea Lambert Chambers, found the heat too oppressive for a sequence of matches, thereafter watching the progress of his son and daughter [Michael and Anastasia (Zia)]. Countess Zia Torby and George Greville were third in their section."
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newmark401
Mar 1st, 2014, 01:45 PM
August 14 and 15, Red Cross Matches, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, Sussex, England (Grass)

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917):

"Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, a place of sweet memories to lawn tennis votaries, wore a very animated appearance on August 14 and 15, when a garden fete was held on behalf of the local Red Cross. How zealously Mr A.E. Brown laboured for the success of the venture, how loyally he was supported by assisting entertainers and by the public, and how discreetly helpful was the rain by ceasing at noon the first day, may be gathered from the fact that between £600 and £700 was collected for the greatest of all war charities.

"Not the least attractive - indeed, to be truthful, the main - feature on the programme was the series of first-class lawn tennis matches, played on a perfect match court which had been prepared under the lee of the silent committee box. Stands flanked it and were well filled. A background of khaki, even the sky-blue uniform of the convalescing, were found not to be so troublesome after all for the server's eye - which is another of way of saying that these little technical matters, seemingly so crucial in peace time, lost their importance in war days!

"On the first day the drought-ending rain curtailed the programme; but three close matches were followed with keen interest by the large crowd. Albert Prebble and Mabel Parton (the former very good when he had setteld down) just got the better of George and Edith Greville with a score of 2-6, 9-7, 8-6.

"George Greville and Percival Davson, of whom only the first was in practice, beat King Manoel of Portugal and Major Ritchie in two sets (6-3, 6-4). Then Prebble paired with Charlotte Sterry, ever a favourite at Eastbourne, and defeated Davson and Mrs Parton after a very level mixed double (7-5, 1-6, 6-4).

"On the second day, though the sun shone brightly, a gusty wind made play difficult. The chief match of the day was a five-set double between Stanley Doust and Arthur Wallis Myers and Ritchie and Davson. The remarkable score of 1-6, 6-1, 1-6, 6-1, 6-1 was registered in favour of the the first-named pair, who proved slightlty more aggressive on the volley.

"Later on in the afternoon there was a return match of three sets. Again each side won a set at 6-1, and then, the sequence being broken with a vengeance, there was a set of 22 games, won at last by Ritchie and Davson.

"In the other ties Ritchie and Aurea Edgington beat King Manoel and Mrs Parton after three sets, and in both his subsequent doubles, proving how much his game has advanced, the King won a set."
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newmark401
Mar 1st, 2014, 01:59 PM
August 26, Pleasure Gardens, Folkestone, Kent, England

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917):

"Folkestone's War Hospital

"To aid the local hospital at Folkestone a programme of matches was arranged at the Pleasure Gardens on August 26, when, despite threatening weather, the stands were well filled. In the opening match Albert Prebble and Phyllis Satterthwaite beat Stanley Doust and Mabel Parton by two sets to love (6-3, 9-7). The losers led in the second set, requiring at one time only a point to win it; but Mrs Satterthwaite was the steadier of the two ladies, while Doust (on short leave from military duties, which he had recently taken up) was feeling the effects of a long train journey.

"Charles Dixon being absent owing to illness, William Du Vivier, the Belgian player, paired with Prebble against William Ingram and Doust in a men's doubles, which the latter couple won with a safe margin. Subsequently Ingram and Mrs Satterthwaite played a closely contested mixed double against Prebble and Mrs Parton, winning with a score of 5-7, 6-3, 6-3. Mr Potter, the manager of the Pleasure Gardens, had prepared an excellent court for the afternoon."
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Rollo
Mar 2nd, 2014, 02:52 PM
All added-thanks Mark.

newmark401
Mar 29th, 2014, 03:16 PM
September 8 and 9, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, Sussex, England (Grass)

From: "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917):

"On September 8 and 9 – on a date corresponding in normal times with their annual tournament – the directors of Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, acting on a suggestion made by Sir Hedley Le Bas to the editor of 'The Field', organised a series of matches in the interests of the Lord Kitchener National Memorial Fund. Mr E.A. Brown, manager of Devonshire Park, prepared a couple of match courts which would have done credit to Wimbledon, and he flanked them with stands which were filled to overflowing. Indeed, with good weather, a fine gate in a fine cause, and a stimulating sequence of first-class matches, the event was a gratifying and a complete success, worthy to find an honoured place in the lawn tennis annals of Eastbourne.

"Play began on Friday morning with a double between Percival Davson and Major Ritchie, and Charles Dixon and Arthur Wallis Myers. The former pair, reaping the fruits of frequent alliance at Queen's in the old days, got away with a 5-0 lead, their opponents starting very shakily. Then Dixon found some of his best Davis Cup form, his partner rallied simultaneoulsy, and the result was a sequence of no less than nine games to their credit. Davson and Ritchie, somewhat demoralised by this change, never looked like winning again. [Score: 7-5, 6-3]

"King Manoel [of Portugal's] volleying has not yet developed sufficiently to make him a dangerous mixed doubles player, and he and Edith Greville were beaten somewhat decisively by Charles Leonard Lyle and Madeline O'Neill [6-3, 6-1]. In the afternoon the well tried combination, George Greville and Ritchie, just got the better of Davson and Dixon in two 'vantage sets [7-5, 7-5], Davson proving himself to be short of practice, while Greville scarcely made a serious mistake.

"A finely contested mixed between Edith and George Greville and Wallis Myers and Madeline O'Neill was won by the latter pair [6-4, 2-6, 6-4], both ladies, and especially Mrs O'Neill, playing remarkably well. The match was essentially one of strategy exploited by exponents familiar with each other's methods.

"Davson and William Ingram beat Ritchie and Paul de Borman in a three-set match [6-3, 2-6, 6-3], the old Belgian captain, though serving well, being a little slow in getting to the net. Finally, Dixon and Wallis Myers waged a remarkable match against Albert Prebble and Greville, who, racing away with the first set, led 3-2 and 40-15 in the second. As in the morning, Dixon and Wallis Myers recovered to such good purpose that they squared the match, which was eventually left drawn [1-6, 6-3, 6-6] owing to darkness.

"The wind had dropped on the Saturday, and the playing conditions were well-nigh perfect. Maintaining his record as a bad starter, Wallis Myers, paired with Mrs O'Neill, found himself in an almost hopeless position against Ingram and Mrs Greville. Ingram was hitting with great power and accuracy, Mrs Greville was at her best at the net. They were on a point of being led 5-3 in the final set, but thoroughly earned their victory [6-1, 4-6, 7-5].

"A very long and exhausting contest between Dixon and Ritchie and Davson and Prebble ended in favour of Davson and his partner [6-2, 2-6, 9-7], who were slightly more aggressive in the critical rallies of the last games, Davson showing a marked improvement on his form of the previous day. Later Prebble paired with Wallis Mayers against Ingram and Davson, their superior service returns giving them victory in the third set [6-3, 3-6, 6-3].

"The Grevilles were at their best against Dixon and Mrs O'Neill, and, though pressed in the second set, deserved every game they won. [Score: 6-1, 8-6] Partnered respectively by Greville, Ritchie and Prebble, King Manoel lost three doubles; but both with Greville and Prebble he won a set, using his forehand drive with success on many occasions. The King, however, has yet to acquire greater control on the backhand. In two of these ties, as when partnering Dixon later, Leonard Lyle gave proof of his steady improvement.

"An exciting finish to the improvised tournament was provided when Ingram and Wallis Myers opposed Greville and Ritchie. Each side won a set at 6-1, the second set revealing Ingram and his partner as a particulary aggressive pair. The third set went with the service until, by capturing Wallis Myers' service, the Queen's couple led 6-5. Greville's service was then taken comfortably, and thence onwards the sides ran dead level. In the twenty-sixth game, when all four were feeling the strain, Ritchie, visibly tiring, served a brace of doubles faults. Ingram and Wallis Myers thus won at 1-6, 6-1, 14-12, Wallis Myers retaining his unbeaten record in men's doubles during the two days.

"As umpires Messrs Fraser, R. Reader Harris and Robert Lambert Chambers earned the thanks of the executive. A word of praise is also due to Hedges, the professional, for the services he rendered."
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newmark401
Mar 29th, 2014, 03:54 PM
October 21, Queen's Club, London, England (Indoors on Wood)

From "Ayre's Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1917):

"In aid of the Kitchener National Memorial Fund, a series of first-class matches took place on the covered courts at Queen's Club on October 21. The galleries were well patronised. A single between Major Ritchie (covered court champion) and Arthur Lovibond (American doubles covered court champion) proved a very one-sided contest, the Englishman winning with the loss of only two games in three sets. Thoroughly familiar with his home floor Ritchie's strokes were too well-controlled for Lovibond's somewhat tentative volleying, nor was the American's service a weapon of attack which gave his opponent any trouble.

"A close and stimualting mixed double was played between Charles Dixon and Madeline O'Neill and Arthur Wallis Myers and Phyllis Satterthwaite, the former couple winning with a score of 7-5, 3-6, 6-4. Both ladies, and especially Mrs Satterthwaite, were at their best; Wallis Myers was evidently short of practice, and this factor appeared to turn the scale.

"Albert Prebble and Winifred McNair, combining very well, beat Ward and Mabel Parton, 6-4, 6-3; Paul de Borman and Edith Greville beat William Ingram and Mrs O'Neill, 6-3, 7-5. In a men's double decided in failing light, Ritchie and Prebble beat Dixon and Wallis Myers in three quick sets."
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newmark401
Apr 1st, 2014, 06:37 PM
February 7-12, Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, California, USA (Hard)

FI: Florence Sutton d. Gladys Widdowson 6-4, 6-8, 6-3
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newmark401
Apr 1st, 2014, 06:42 PM
Some first names added:

March 24-26, Arizona State Championships, Phoenix, USA
Venue: Country Club

FI: Margaret Chesney d. Marion Allison 6-4 6-8 6-2
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DF: Miss Butler/Margaret Chesney d. Marion Allison/Miss Lines 6-4 7-9 6-2
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XDF: William Horrell/Ruth Ainsworth d. Hammels/Margaret Chesney 7-5 6-1
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newmark401
Apr 1st, 2014, 06:46 PM
June 12-17, Missouri State Championships, Kirkwood Country Club, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

CR: Adelaide Yager d. Natalie Prendergast (holder) 6-1, 6-1
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newmark401
Apr 1st, 2014, 06:48 PM
Date unknown, Northwestern Championships, Deephaven, Minnesota, US

Clarification:

July 29-August 3
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newmark401
Apr 1st, 2014, 06:50 PM
September 16-21, Ohio State Championships, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Won by Marguerite Davis
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the computer
Aug 16th, 2014, 09:46 AM
UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIPS

FIRST ROUND

Miriam Steever d. Edna Wildey 6-0 6-2
Ina Kissel d. Mrs Forrest Kerbaugh 3-6 6-4 6-2
Mrs Robert Herold d. Mrs J H Chapman 6-2 6-2
Susanne White d. H W Williams 7-5 6-4
Alice Drake d. K E Force 1-6 6-1 6-1