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austinrunner Oct 24th, 2010 06:51 PM

Dorothy Bundy Cheney
 
Dorothy “Dodo” May Sutton Bundy Cheney was born September 1, 1916, in Los Angeles and currently resides in La Jolla, California. She is the daughter of tennis Hall of Famer May Sutton Bundy and U.S. doubles champion Tom Bundy. Her parents separated in 1923, finally divorcing in 1940. She married Arthur Charles Cheney, a polo player and pilot for Western Airlines, on October 17, 1946. They have 3 children: Brian, May, and Christie. Arthur died in May 1982.

Cheney has been an outstanding tennis player since her first adult tournament in 1928 at age 11. She learned to play from her mother's sister, Florence. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 11, 2004.


Dorothy Bundy Cheney at her International Tennis Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2004.

On October 15, 1937, Cheney left the United States for Australia on the SS Mariposa. After the ship arrived in Sydney on November 1, she played numerous events in Australia. She won the Victorian Championships in Melbourne in December, and in January, she became the first American to win the women's singles title at the Australian Championships, defeating Dorothy Stevenson in the final 6–3, 6–2. She left for home on February 4 on the SS Monterey, arriving February 21. In a 1999 interview, she said,
We didn't train the way they do today. I didn't have an entourage with me and trainer and a coach or somebody to carry my bags. I did go with three other tennis players. We had a wonderful time. I just had fun, fun, fun all the time. Oh gosh, of course I was surprised to win. I was on Cloud Nine. We had a marvelous time. We went there on a boat. We went through Fiji, the Hawaiian Islands. We had a marvelous time. We danced on board and played shuffleboard. We did everything, When we went across the equator, we had a fun party on board. I think it took a couple of weeks to get there. (Source: "Winning Never Gets Old for Cheney," Los Angeles Times, 10 May 1999, http://articles.latimes.com/1999/may/10/sports/sp-35741)
She was a semifinalist at the U.S. Championships four times (1937–38, 1943–44) and a quarterfinalist there five times. She was a semifinalist at both Wimbledon and the French International Championships in 1946. (She played in Paris only once. Her only other appearance at Wimbledon was in 1938, where she lost in the fourth round.)

Cheney was a three-time runner-up in Grand Slam women's doubles tournaments. At the 1938 Australian Championships, Cheney and partner Dorothy Workman lost to Nancye Wynne Bolton and Thelma Coyne Long 9–7, 6–4. At the 1940 U.S. Championships, Cheney and partner Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn Buck lost to Alice Marble and Sarah Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig 6–3, 9–7, which was the latter team's fifth consecutive title at the U.S. Championships. At the 1941 U.S. Championships, Cheney and partner Pauline Betz Addie lost to the team of Fabyan Palfrey Cooke Danzig and Margaret Osborne DuPont 3–6, 6–1, 6–4.

Cheney was a four-time runner-up in Grand Slam mixed doubles tournaments. At the 1940 U.S. Championships, Cheney and partner Jack Kramer lost to Marble and Bobby Riggs 9–7, 6–1. At the 1944 U.S. Championships, Cheney and partner Donald McNeill lost to Osborne DuPont and William Talbert. At the 1946 French International Championships, Cheney and partner Thomas Brown lost to Betz Addie and Budge Patty 7–5, 9–7. At Wimbledon in 1946, Cheney and partner Geoff Brown lost to Louise Brough Clapp and Thomas Brown 6–4, 6–4.

Cheney was a member of the victorious U.S. Wightman Cup teams from 1937 through 1939.

She won the U.S. Clay Court Championships in 1944, 32 years after her mother won the first edition of those championships. She teamed with Darlene Hard to win the 1954 U.S. Hard Court Championships. She was the runner-up at the 1941 U.S. Indoor Championships but teamed with Betz Addie to win the doubles that year. She teamed with Richard Leach to win the 1968 U.S. Hard Court Championships. Outside the U.S., she teamed with Eleanor Dodge to win the 1961 Canadian Championships.

World War II in Europe began on Cheney's 23rd birthday. By the time major tennis tournaments resumed in Europe in 1946, whe was almost 30. Her overseas career was severely affected by this conflict, although she did tour South America with Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig, Jack Kramer, and several other Americans in 1940 and 1941.

According to Wallis Myers and John Olliff of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Cheney was ranked in the world top ten in 1937 and 1946 (no rankings issued from 1940 through 1945), reaching a career high of World No. 6 in those rankings in 1946. Cheney was included in the year-end top ten rankings issued by the USTA from 1936 through 1941, 1943 through 1946, and in 1955. She was the third-ranked U.S. player in 1937, 1938, and 1941.

Cheney was still competing in selected top level events in her 40s and 50s. In 1967 at age 51, she upset fourth-seeded Karen Krantzcke in the third round of the Pacific Southwest Championships 6–2, 6–2 just two weeks after Krantzcke had reached the third round of the U.S. Championships. Cheney's career win-loss record against Billie Jean King was 4–1.


Dorothy Bundy Cheney at the 64th Annual Salute to the Champions in San Diego, California, 22 February 2010, where she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Diego Sports Commission and the Hall of Champions.

Now 95 years old, Cheney still competes in tennis events. She has won 5 International Tennis Federation senior world championships, as follows:

60+ singles: 1987 (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany)
60+ doubles: 1987 (with Cortez Murdock) (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany)
60+ doubles: 1988 (with Cortez Murdock) (Huntingdon Beach, California)
60+ doubles: 1989 (with Cortez Murdock) (Vina del Mar, Chile)
75+ singles: 1999 (Barcelona, Spain)

She currently holds the record for the most United States Tennis Association (USTA) senior titles – at least 380. In 1996, Cheney's long-time doubles partner Corky Murdock said of Cheney, "She has every kind of game ... a hard, classic forehand with a wide backswing until there's no way an opponent can read the racquet. Not much of a backhand and she has to run around it. But an outstanding service always into one corner or another. No matter how far behind she gets, she'll always come back because she doesn't know when to give up. I tell you, she's the competitor from hell." (http://articles.latimes.com/1996-08-...0_1_grand-slam) For a 1982 Sports Illustrated article about Cheney, refer to this: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...59/1/index.htm

A player who wins all four USTA national titles in a year (hard, clay, grass, indoor) is a "National Gold Slam Champion." This award was established in 2002. Cheney has won it 8 times: 80+ doubles (2002), 85+ singles (2002, 2003, 2004), 85+ doubles (2002, 2004, 2005, 2008).

According to the USTA, Cheney has won the following USTA national senior age group championships: (http://www.usta.com/About-USTA/Organ...WOMEN__page_3/)

All-surface total titles: 380
All-surface singles titles: 177
All-surface doubles titles: 203

Hard court total titles: 120
Hard court singles titles: 58
Hard court doubles titles: 62

Grass court total titles: 83
Grass court singles titles: 35
Grass court doubles titles: 48

Indoor court total titles: 94
Indoor court singles titles: 43
Indoor court doubles titles: 51

Clay court total titles: 83
Clay court singles titles: 41
Clay court doubles titles: 42

35+ titles: 1
35+ grass singles (0): none (this grass court tournament began in 1978, when Cheney turned 62)
35+ grass doubles (0): none
35+ indoors singles (0): none (this indoor tournament began in 1974, when Cheney turned 58)
35+ indoors doubles (0): none
35+ clay singles (0): none (this clay court tournament began in 1971, when Cheney turned 55)
35+ clay doubles (0): none
35+ hard singles (0): none (this hard court tournament began in 1970, when Cheney turned 54)
35+ hard doubles (1): 1975

40+ titles: 30
40+ grass singles (2): 1964, 1967
40+ grass doubles (3): 1969, 1976, 1977
40+ indoor singles (2): 1971, 1972 (this indoor tournament began in 1970, when Cheney turned 54)
40+ indoor doubles (1): 1977
40+ clay singles (0): none (this clay court tournament began in 1971, when Cheney turned 55)
40+ clay doubles (0): none
40+ hard singles (13): 1957–69 (Cheney was undefeated at this event until 1970 and was the runner-up in 1974 at age 58)
40+ hard doubles (9): 1957, 1963–65, 1968–69, 1973–74, 1976

45+ titles: 1
45+ grass singles (0): none (this grass court tournament began in 1978, when Cheney turned 62)
45+ grass doubles (0): none
45+ indoor singles (0): none (this indoor tournament began in 1974, when Cheney turned 58)
45+ indoor doubles (1): 1976
45+ clay singles (0): none (this clay court tournament began in 1974, when Cheney turned 58)
45+ clay doubles (0): none
45+ hard singles (0): none (this hard court tournament began in 1972, when Cheney turned 56)
45+ hard doubles (0): none

50+ titles: 14
50+ grass singles (0): none (this grass court tournament began in 1975, when Cheney turned 59)
50+ grass doubles (2): 1977, 1980
50+ indoor singles (3): 1976–78 (this indoor tournament began in 1976, when Cheney turned 60)
50+ indoor doubles (4): 1978–80, 1982
50+ clay singles (0): none (this clay court tournament began in 1974, when Cheney turned 58)
50+ clay doubles (1): 1978
50+ hard singles (2): 1971, 1975 (this hard court tournament began in 1970, when Cheney turned 54)
50+ hard doubles (2): 1976, 1983

55+ titles: 24
55+ grass singles (1): 1978 (this grass court tournament began in 1978, when Cheney turned 62)
55+ grass doubles (3): 1978, 1979–80
55+ indoor singles (4): 1977–79, 1984 (this indoor tournament began in 1976, when Cheney turned 60)
55+ indoor doubles (2): 1983–84
55+ clay singles (3): 1977–79 (this clay court tournament began in 1977, when Cheney turned 61)
55+ clay doubles (4): 1978–81
55+ hard singles (5): 1976–80 (this hard court tournament began in 1976, when Cheney turned 60)
55+ hard doubles (2): 1979, 1982

60+ titles: 42
60+ grass singles (5): 1979–83 (this grass court tournament began in 1979, when Cheney turned 63)
60+ grass doubles (7): 1979–81, 1983-86
60+ indoor singles (6): 1979–84 (this indoor tournament began in 1978, when Cheney turned 62)
60+ indoor doubles (4): 1980–81, 1983–84
60+ clay singles (7): 1977–83
60+ clay doubles (5): 1979–83
60+ hard singles (6): 1979–84 (1981 not held), 1986 (this hard court tournament began in 1979, when Cheney turned 63)
60+ hard doubles (2): 1982, 1984

65+ titles: 42
65+ grass singles (5): 1981–84, 1987
65+ grass doubles (5): 1982, 1985–88
65+ indoor singles (4): 1983–86
65+ indoor doubles (5): 1984, 1986–89
65+ clay singles (6): 1981–84, 1986–87
65+ clay doubles (4): 1986–89
65+ hard singles (6): 1981–86
65+ hard doubles (7): 1981–85, 1989–90

70+ titles: 58
70+ grass singles (7): 1986–92
70+ grass doubles (8): 1986–87, 1989–94
70+ indoor singles (6): 1986–87, 1989, 1991–93
70+ indoor doubles (6): 1988–93
70+ clay singles (8): 1986–93
70+ clay doubles (10): 1986–95
70+ hard singles (7): 1986–89, 1991–93
70+ hard doubles (6): 1987–88, 1990–93

75+ titles: 56
75+ grass singles (5): 1991–95
75+ grass doubles (9): 1991–99
75+ indoor singles (5): 1991–95
75+ indoor doubles (8): 1991–98
75+ clay singles (6): 1991–96
75+ clay doubles (8): 1991–99 (1997 final not held)
75+ hard singles (6): 1991–96
75+ hard doubles (9): 1991–99

80+ titles: 40
80+ grass singles (4): 1996–99
80+ grass doubles (4): 1999–2003 (2001 not held)
80+ indoor singles (4): 1996–99
80+ indoor doubles (8): 1997–2004
80+ clay singles (5): 1996–2000
80+ clay doubles (3): 1997, 2002, 2004
80+ hard singles (4): 1996–99
80+ hard doubles (8): 1996–2003

85+ titles: 47
85+ grass singles (6): 2002–07
85+ grass doubles (5): 2004–08
85+ indoor singles (5): 2001–05
85+ indoor doubles (7): 2001–08 (2007 not held)
85+ clay singles (5): 2001–04, 2006
85+ clay doubles (6): 2002–06, 2008
85+ hard singles (5): 2002–05, 2008
85+ hard doubles (8): 2001–08

90+ titles: 19
90+ grass singles (0): none
90+ grass doubles (2): 2010-11
90+ indoor singles (4): 2006–09
90+ indoor doubles (4): 2007–10
90+ clay singles (1): 2009
90+ clay doubles (1): 2011
90+ hard singles (4): 2006–09
90+ hard doubles (3): 2009–11

Senior mixed doubles indoors: 1971
40+ or 45+ mixed doubles hard: 1968–69, 1971, 1975, 1978

austinrunner Oct 24th, 2010 06:58 PM

Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney
 
From another thread:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rollo (Post 18693670)
Dodo probably is the oldest living woman with a grand slam singles title. What a troper! Does anyone know if she still plays the seniors?

Cheney was the runner-up at the 2010 USTA National Grass Court Championships (90 and over age group) in April in Rancho Mirage, California. It was a round robin. She won 2 of her 3 matches, losing to Lucy Dettmer 6–0, 6–0, who went undefeated. Cheney and Dettmer were the doubles champions.

Cheney did not play the USTA National Clay Court Championships (90 and over age group) the following week in Los Angeles. That event also was won by Dettmer.

The following week at the USTA National Hard Court Championships (90 and over age group) in La Jolla, California, Cheney won her first round robin match over Patricia Henry Yeomans 6–7(5), 7–5, 6–3. She then won her second match over Mary Hill 6–3, 6–1. But she had an injury and could not play her third match against Dettmer. Dettmer went undefeated and won the gold ball, sweeping three national championships in three weeks. Cheney again received the silver ball. Cheney and Dettmer won the gold ball in doubles, winning both their matches.

Cheney did not play singles at the USTA National Indoor Championships (90 and over age group) in Vancouver, Washington in late September. However, she won the doubles with Dettmer.

austinrunner Oct 24th, 2010 07:35 PM

Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney
 
By my count, Cheney has won an official or unofficial calendar year USTA Gold Slam 36 times (winning all four USTA national championships in the same year in the same event on hard, clay, and grass surfaces and indoors). The feat was given the Gold Slam title in 2002.

55+ singles: 1980
60+ singles: 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983 (not possible in 1981 due to one event not being held)
65+ singles: 1983, 1984
70+ singles: 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992
75+ singles: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
75+ doubles: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998
80+ singles: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
80+ doubles: 2002
85+ singles: 2002, 2003, 2004
85+ doubles: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

1979: 60+ singles
1980: 55+ singles, 60+ singles
1982: 60+ singles
1983: 60+ singles, 65+ singles
1984: 65+ singles
1986: 70+ singles
1987: 70+ singles
1989: 70+ singles
1991: 70+ singles, 75+ singles, 75+ doubles
1992: 70+ singles, 75+ singles, 75+ doubles
1993: 75+ singles, 75+ doubles
1994: 75+ singles, 75+ doubles
1995: 75+ singles, 75+ doubles
1996: 75+ doubles, 80+ singles
1997: 80+ singles
1998: 75+ doubles, 80+ singles
1999: 80+ singles
2002: 80+ doubles, 85+ singles
2003: 85+ singles
2004: 85+ singles, 85+ doubles
2005: 85+ doubles
2006: 85+ doubles
2008: 85+ doubles

laschutz Oct 25th, 2010 04:27 PM

Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney
 
being that cheney's career spanned decades, i wonder who she thought was the best player she ever saw or played against?

i thought i read somewhere long ago that cheney said connolly was the best player she ever saw. not sure if cheney played her though? also, if cheney did say this i think it was in the context of tennis history that did not include martina and chrissie at their greatest or graf, etcetera.

austinrunner Oct 25th, 2010 05:53 PM

Cheney's head-to-head singles records
 
CHENEY (1)
KAY STAMMERS MENZIES BULLITT (2)


09/18/34: Stammers Menzies Bullitt d. Cheney 6-2, 0-6 (or 2-6), 12-10, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
08/09/39: Stammers Menzies Bullitt d. Cheney 10-8, 0-6, 8-6, Eastern Grass Court Championships, Rye, New York
07/02/46: Cheney d. Stammers Menzies Bullitt 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, Wimbledon, London

CHENEY (1)
ALICE MARBLE (9)

03/??/36: Marble d. Cheney (score unknown), Palm Springs Invitational, Palm Springs, California
05/10/36: Marble d. Cheney 6-2, 6-4, Southern California Championships, Los Angeles
07/23/36: Marble d. Cheney 3-6, 6-0, 7-5, Longwood Invitational, Brookline, Massachusetts
08/28/36: Marble d. Cheney 7-5, 6-2, Seabright Invitational, Seabright, New Jersey
09/07/37: Cheney d. Marble 1-6, 7-5, 6-1, U.S. Championships, New York City
09/24/37: Marble d. Cheney 2-6, 6-0, 6-4, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
07/31/38: Marble d. Cheney 6-2, 6-2, Seabright Invitational, Seabright, New Jersey
08/14/38: Marble d. Cheney 7-5, 6-0, Eastern Grass Court Championships, Rye, New York
10/03/39: Marble d. Cheney 9-7, 6-1, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
08/14/40: Marble d. Cheney 6-4, 2-6, 6-0, Essex County Club Invitational, Manchester, Massachusetts

CHENEY (8)
SARAH PALFREY FABYAN COOKE DANZIG (11)

09/04/36: Cheney d. Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, U.S. Championships, New York City
06/27/38: Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig d. Cheney 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, Wimbledon, London
07/29/38: Cheney d. Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig 7-5, 6-4, Seabright Invitational, Seabright, New Jersey
10/04/38: Cheney d. Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig 6-4, 6-4, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
08/03/39: Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig d. Cheney 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, Maidstone Invitational, East Hampton, New York
08/02/40: Cheney d. Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig 11-13, 6-4, 6-3, Maidstone Invitational, East Hampton, New York
11/23/40: Cheney d. Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, Championships of the Argentine, Buenos Aires, Argentina
11/29/40: Cheney d. Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig 6-4, 7-9, 6-3, International Tournament of Uruguay, Montivideo, Uruguay
12/09/40: Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig d. Cheney 6-8, 6-3, 6-3, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
12/??/40: Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig d. Cheney 6-2, 6-1, Championship of the Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
01/20/41: Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig d. Cheney 6-3, 6-4, Florida State Championships, Orlando, Florida
01/26/41: Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig d. Cheney 7-5, 6-1, Florida West Coast Championships, St. Petersburg, Florida
02/08/41: Cheney d. Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig 8-6, 1-6, 6-1, South Florida Championships, West Palm Beach, Florida
03/01/41: Cheney d. Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig 8-6, 6-3, Southeastern Championships, Jacksonville, Florida
07/25/41: Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig d. Cheney 7-5, 6-0, Seabright Invitational, Seabright, New Jersey
09/21/41: Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig d. Cheney 6-3, 7-5, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
11/22/41: Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig d. Cheney 3-6, 9-7, 7-5, Championships of the Argentine, Buenos Aires, Argentina
08/26/45: Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig d. Cheney 6-4, 8-6, Maidstone Invitational, East Hampton, New York
08/30/45: Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig d. Cheney 6-3, 6-4, U.S. Championships, New York City

CHENEY (6)
MARGARET OSBORNE DUPONT (5)

12/??/36: Cheney d. Osborne DuPont 7-5, 6-3, Southern California Mid-Winter Championships, Los Angeles
08/02/38: Cheney d. Osborne DuPont 2-6, 6-1, 8-6, Meadow Club Tournament, Southhampton, New York
09/10/38: Cheney d. Osborne DuPont 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, U.S. Championships, New York City
09/18/40: Cheney d. Osborne DuPont 6-4, 7-5, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
08/12/41: Osborne DuPont d. Cheney 6-4, 6-2, Essex County Club Invitational, Manchester, Massachusetts
09/19/41: Cheney d. Osborne DuPont 9-7, 7-5, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
09/03/43: Cheney d. Osborne DuPont 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, U.S. Championships, New York City
09/02/44: Osborne DuPont d. Cheney 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, U.S. Championships, New York City
07/27/45: Osborne DuPont d. Cheney 6-3, 6-2, Seabright Invitational, Seabright, New Jersey
08/16/45: Osborne DuPont d. Cheney 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, Longwood Invitational, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (check score)
09/22/45: Osborne DuPont d. Cheney 6-2, 6-4, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles

CHENEY (0)
JADWIGA JEDRZEJOWSKA (3)

07/29/37: Jedrzejowska d. Cheney 6-4, 7-5, Seabright Invitational, Seabright, New Jersey
08/04/37: Jedrzejowska d. Cheney 8-6, 6-3, Maidstone Invitational, East Hampton, New York
05/29/38: Jedrzejowska d. Cheney 7-5, 6-2, Middlesex Championships, Chiswick Park Lawn Tennis Club, London

CHENEY (3)
THELMA COYNE LONG (2)

11/26/37: Coyne Long d. Cheney 5-7, 6-1, 6-3, USA versus Australia, Sydney, Australia
12/08/37: Cheney d. Coyne Long 6-4, 6-4, Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Australia
12/27/37: Cheney d. Coyne Long 6-4, 7-5, USA versus Australia, Melbourne, Australia
09/01/38: Cheney d. Coyne Long 8-10, 6-3, 6-1, USA and France versus England and Australia, Newport, Rhode Island
10/07/38: Coyne Long d. Cheney 6-1, 5-7, 6-4, Pacific Coast Championships, Berkeley, California

CHENEY (1)
NANCYE WYNNE BOLTON (3)


11/27/37: Wynne Bolton d. Cheney (score unknown), USA versus Australia, Sydney, Australia
12/??/37: Cheney d. Wynne Bolton 6-4, 1-6, 6-4, Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Australia
08/16/38: Wynne Bolton d. Cheney 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, Essex County Club Invitational, Manchester, Massachusetts
09/17/38: Wynne Bolton d. Cheney 5-7, 6-4, 8-6, U.S. Championships, New York City

CHENEY (8)
PAULINE BETZ ADDIE (24)

04/23/38: Cheney d. Betz Addie 6-4, 9-7, Ambassador Invitational, Los Angeles
05/24/39: Betz Addie d. Cheney 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, Southern California Championships, Los Angeles
08/09/39: Cheney d. Betz Addie 6-4, 11-9, Eastern Grass Court Championships, Rye, New York
04/28/40: Cheney d. Betz Addie 6-4, 6-4, Ojai Valley Tennis Championships, Ojai, California
06/01/40: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-4, 5-7, 10-8, Southern California Championships, Los Angeles
02/09/41: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-4, 6-1, South Florida Championships, West Palm Beach, Florida
02/23/41: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-3 (one set match), Miami Biltmore Round Robin, Miami, Florida
03/02/41: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-4, 11-9, Southeastern Championships, Jacksonville, Florida
03/27/41: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-1, 10-12, 6-2, U.S. Indoor Championships, Brookline, Massachusetts
04/20/41: Cheney d. Betz Addie 5-7, 6-4, 11-9, River Oaks Invitational, Houston, Texas
06/10/41: Cheney d. Betz Addie 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, Heart of America Championships, Kansas City, Missouri
07/13/41: Betz Addie d. Cheney 9-7, 4-6, 6-3, Western Tennis Championships, Indianapolis, Indiana
08/01/41: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-1, 1-6, 6-1, Maidstone Invitational, East Hampton, New York
08/08/41: Betz Addie d. Cheney 0-6, 6-3, 8-6, Eastern Grass Court Championships, Rye, New York
02/15/42: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-1, 6-4, Orlando, Florida
10/15/43: Betz Addie d. Cheney 7-5, 6-4, Pan American Championships, Mexico City
06/15/44: Cheney d. Betz Addie 7-5, 6-3, U.S. Clay Court Championship, Detroit, Michigan
06/25/44: Cheney d. Betz Addie 7-5, 6-4, Tri-State Tennis Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio
07/09/44: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-1, 6-2, Western Tennis Championships, Neenah, Wisconsin
08/04/44: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, Delaware Grass Court Championships, Wilmington, Delaware
08/11/44: Betz Addie d. Cheney 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, Eastern Grass Court Championships, Rye, New York
09/23/44: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-0, 6-4, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
07/01/45: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-2, 6-0, Tri-State Tennis Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio
01/13/46: Betz Addie d. Cheney 7-9, 6-3, 6-3, La Jolla, California
03/24/46: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-4, 6-1, Town House Championships, Los Angeles
04/14/46: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-3, 6-1, Beverly Hills Invitational, Los Angeles
04/20/46: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, East-West Competition, San Francisco
05/12/46: Cheney d. Betz Addie 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, Southern California Championships, Los Angeles
07/04/46: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-2, 6-3, Wimbledon, London
07/25/46: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-3, 6-4, French International Championships, Paris
09/29/46: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-2, 6-2, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
02/10/47: Betz Addie d. Cheney 6-4, 6-3, La Jolla, California

CHENEY (2)
SIMONE MATHIEU (1)


09/15/38: Cheney d. Mathieu 6-3, 3-6, 6-0, U.S. Championships, New York City
10/03/38: Cheney d. Mathieu 6-1, 7-9, 8-6, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
08/31/39: Mathieu d. Cheney 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, Essex County Club Invitational, Manchester, Massachusetts

CHENEY (4)
LOUISE BROUGH CLAPP (10)

06/30/40: Cheney d. Brough Clapp 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, Hotel del Coronado Invitational, Coronado, California
06/??/41: Brough Clapp d. Cheney (score unknown), Hotel del Coronado Invitational, Coronado, California
09/18/41: Cheney d. Brough Clapp 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
03/??/43: Brough Clapp d. Cheney 6-1, 6-1, (Tournament name and location unknown)
06/06/43: Brough Clapp d. Cheney 6-3, 6-2, Southern California Championships, Los Angeles
09/04/43: Brough Clapp d. Cheney 6-4, 7-5, U.S. Championships, New York City
10/14/43: Cheney d. Brough Clap 6-3, 6-4, Pan American Championships, Mexico City
08/19/44: Brough Clapp d. Cheney 6-2, 6-4, Longwood Invitational, Brookline, Massachusetts
04/13/46: Cheney d. Brough Clapp 6-2, 6-2, Beverly Hills Invitational, Los Angeles
07/12/46: Brough Clapp d. Cheney 1-6, 6-2, 6-4, Irish Championships, Dublin
05/15/48: Brough Clapp d. Cheney 6-4, 6-4, Southern California Championships, Los Angeles
09/13/48: Brough Clapp d. Cheney 6-4, 6-2, U.S. Championships, New York City
03/12/55: Brough Clapp d. Cheney 6-3, 6-4, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club Invitational, La Jolla, California
09/20/57: Brough Clapp d. Cheney 4-6, 6-0, 6-1, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles

CHENEY (0)
HELEN JACOBS (2)

08/08/40: Jacobs d. Cheney 6-1, 6-3, Eastern Grass Court Championships, Rye, New York
09/05/41: Jacobs d. Cheney 6-3, 11-9, U.S. Championships, New York City

CHENEY (7)
DORIS HART (2)

02/08/41: Cheney d. Hart 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, South Florida Championships, West Palm Beach, Florida
02/23/41: Cheney d. Hart 6-4 (one set match), Miami Biltmore Round Robin, Miami, Florida
08/??/41: Cheney d. Hart 6-0, 6-2, Eastern Grass Court Championships, Rye, New York
02/01/42: Hart d. Cheney 7-5, 2-6, 7-5, Florida West Coast Championships, St. Petersburg, Florida
08/17/44: Cheney d. Hart 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, Longwood Invitational, Brookline, Massachusetts
09/01/44: Cheney d. Hart 5-7, 8-6, 6-4, U.S. Championships, New York City
08/15/45: Cheney d. Hart 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, Longwood Invitational, Brookline, Massachusetts
09/21/45: Cheney d. Hart 8-6, 4-6, 6-4, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
09/16/49: Hart d. Cheney 6-4, 6-1, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles

CHENEY (4)
SHIRLEY FRY IRVIN (2)


07/10/41: Cheney d. Fry Irvin 6-0, 6-4, Western Tennis Championships, Indianapolis, Indiana
06/24/44: Cheney d. Fry Irvin 3-6, 6-2, 9-7, Tri-State Tennis Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio
07/07/44: Cheney d. Fry Irvin 6-1, 10-8, Western Tennis Championships, Neenah, Wisconsin
06/??/45: Cheney d. Fry Irvin 6-2, 7-5, Tri-State Tennis Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio
08/09/45: Fry Irvin d. Cheney 7-5, 6-8, 6-2, Eastern Grass Court Championships, Rye, New York
09/26/53: Fry Irvin d. Cheney 6-1, 6-2, Pacific Coast Championships, Berkeley, California

CHENEY (1)
BETTY NUTHALL SHOEMAKER (0)


07/01/46: Cheney d. Nuthall Shoemaker 6-3, 6-2, Wimbledon, London

CHENEY (1)
BEVERLY BAKER FLEITZ (14)


04/25/48: Baker Fleitz d. Cheney 8-6, 6-3, Ojai Valley Tennis Championships, Ojai, California
10/02/48: Baker Fleitz d. Cheney 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
06/24/50: Baker Fleitz d. Cheney 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, Hotel del Coronado Invitational, Coronado, California
09/01/52: Baker Fleitz d. Cheney 6-2, 6-2, Santa Monica Tennis Championships, Santa Monica, California
06/29/53: Baker Fleitz d. Cheney 4-6, 8-6, 6-1, Hotel del Coronado Invitational, Coronado, California
08/02/53: Baker Fleitz d. Cheney 6-4, 7-5, Balboa Bay Club Invitational, Newport Beach, California
09/07/53: Baker Fleitz d. Cheney 6-3, 6-4, Santa Monica Tennis Championships, Santa Monica, California
03/??/54: Baker Fleitz d. Cheney 6-2, 6-3, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club Invitational, La Jolla, California
12/??/54: Baker Fleitz d. Cheney 9-7, 6-4, U.S. Hard Court Championships, La Jolla, California
03/10/56: Baker Fleitz d. Cheney 7-9, 6-3, 3-2 retired, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club Invitational, La Jolla, California
04/29/56: Baker Fleitz d. Cheney 7-5, 6-2, Ojai Valley Tennis Championships, Ojai, California
09/02/57: Cheney d. Baker Fleitz 6-3, 0-6, 6-4, Santa Monica Tennis Championships, Santa Monica, California
10/??/57: Baker Fleitz d. Cheney (straight sets), Balboa Bay Club Invitational, Newport Beach, California
05/10/58: Baker Fleitz d. Cheney 7-5, 6-4, Southern California Championships, Los Angeles
12/13/58: Baker Fleitz d. Cheney 6-3, 6-3, U.S. Hard Court Championships, La Jolla, California

CHENEY (2)
MAUREEN CONNOLLY BRINKER (4)

03/??/50: Cheney d. Connolly Brinker 6-4, 6-4, La Jolla Invitational, La Jolla, California
05/12/50: Connolly Brinker d. Cheney 6-4, 7-5, Southern California Championships, Los Angeles
09/15/50: Cheney d. Connolly Brinker 6-4, 6-3, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
05/12/51: Connolly Brinker d. Cheney 7-5, 6-0, Southern California Championships, Los Angeles
09/17/52: Connolly Brinker d. Cheney 6-1, 8-6, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
03/??/53: Connolly Brinker d. Cheney 8-6, 6-1, La Jolla Invitational, La Jolla, California

They also played each other at least three times in women's doubles. In the semifinals of the 1952 Southern California Championships, Connolly Brinker and Louise Brough Clapp defeated Cheney and Gracyn Wheeler Kelleher 6-1, 6-0. In the final of the 1953 La Jolla Invitational, Connolly Brinker and Julia Sampson Hayward defeated Cheney and Helen Pastall Perez 6-2, 7-5. In the final of the 1953 Pacific Coast Championships, Connolly Brinker and Nell Hall Hopman defeated Cheney and Margaret Warren 6-3, 9-7.

They played each other at least twice in mixed doubles. In the final of the 1950 Pennsylvania Grass Court Championships, Connolly Brinker and Ted Schroeder defeated Cheney and Bill Canning 7-5, 6-3. In the final of the 1951 Southern California Championships, Connolly Brinker and Herb Flam defeated Cheney and Vincent Fotre 6-2, 6-2.

CHENEY (1)
DARLENE HARD (5)


04/??/55: Cheney d. Hard 6-3, 6-1, Ojai Valley Tennis Championships, Ojai, California
09/01/55: Hard d. Cheney 6-3, 6-3, Maidstone Invitational, East Hampton, New York
10/07/57: Hard d. Cheney (score unknown), Riverside Tennis Club Invitational, Riverside, California
09/18/58: Hard d. Cheney 7-5, 6-4, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
09/22/60: Hard d. Cheney 6-1, 6-4, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
12/07/63: Hard d. Cheney 8-6, 6-0, U.S. Hard Court Championships, La Jolla, California

CHENEY (0)
ANGELA MORTIMER BARRETT (1)


09/22/55: Mortimer Barrett d. Cheney 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles

CHENEY (0)
ALTHEA GIBSON (1)


09/22/56: Gibson d. Cheney 8-6, 6-2, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles

CHENEY (1)
KAREN HANTZE SUSMAN (6)


12/??/57: Cheney d. Hantze Susman 6-8, 6-4, 6-2, U.S. Hard Court Championships, La Jolla, California
10/??/58: Hantze Susman d. Cheney 6-2, 6-1, Riverside Press-Enterprise Tournament, Riverside, California
03/??/59: Hantze Susman d. Cheney 6-4, 6-4, La Jolla Beach Invitational, La Jolla, California
09/24/59: Hantze Susman d. Cheney 6-2, 6-1, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
04/24/60: Hantze Susman d. Cheney 6-0, 6-0, Ojai Valley Tennis Championships, Ojai, California
05/??/62: Hantze Susman d. Cheney 6-1, 6-2, Southern California Championships, Los Angeles
02/09/64: Hantze Susman d. Cheney 7-5, 6-4, Desert Invitational, Palm Desert, California

CHENEY (0)
CAROLE CALDWELL GRAEBNER (3)


02/14/60: Caldwell Graebner d. Cheney 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, Palm Desert Championships, Palm Springs, California
05/07/60: Caldwell Graebner d. Cheney 6-3, 4-6, 9-7, Southern California Championships, Los Angeles
04/29/62: Caldwell Graebner d. Cheney 5-7, 6-2, 7-5, Ojai Valley Tennis Championships, Ojai, California

CHENEY (4)
BILLIE JEAN MOFFITT KING (1)


05/06/60: Cheney d. Moffitt King 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, Southern California Championships, Los Angeles
12/??/60: Cheney d. Moffitt King 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, U.S. Hard Court Championships, La Jolla, California
09/20/61: Cheney d. Moffitt King (score unknown), Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
04/??/62: Cheney d. Moffitt King (score unknown), Ojai Valley Tennis Championships, Ojai, California
05/??/66: Moffitt King d. Cheney 6-0, 6-3, Southern California Championships, Los Angeles

CHENEY (0)
LESLEY TURNER BOWREY (1)


09/21/61: Turner Bowrey d. Cheney 6-0, 2-6, 6-2, Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles

CHENEY (0)
NANCY RICHEY (1)


12/??/61: Richey d. Cheney 4-6, 6-0, 6-2, U.S. Hard Court Championships, La Jolla, California

CHENEY (0)
ROSEMARY CASALS (1)


04/??/66: Casals d. Cheney 3-6, 6-3, 6-1, Ojai Valley Tennis Championships, Ojai, California

CHENEY (0)
ANN HAYDON JONES (1)


09/??/69: Haydon Jones d. Cheney 6-0, 6-1, Pacific Southwest Open, Los Angeles

snw770 Oct 27th, 2010 04:38 PM

Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney
 
What a record Dodo has! She is truly a legend and I will always be grateful to her and her mother May Sutton Bundy for teaching me how to play tennis in the late 1950's and early 1960's. They came to our elementary school and taught us how to play for free after school. They were truly an inspiration and so dedicated and patient. Dodo is truly amazing to still be playing and be such a great competitor for all these years. Thanks for taking the time to write about her and list all of her championships. She is a "national treasure" that exemplifies an athlete with the true spirit of competition.

austinrunner Oct 27th, 2010 08:41 PM

Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney
 
This is only the start of my trying to compile her career record.

She is rightfully known as a fantastic USTA seniors player, but her career before that has been woefully overlooked. She played in an incredibly, awesomely tough era. Perhaps the toughest era ever. Helen Wills Moody, Helen Jacobs, Alice Marble, Pauline Betz Addie, Sarah Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig, Margaret Osborne DuPont, Louise Brough Clapp, Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, Shirley Fry Irvin, Beverly Baker Fleitz, Althea Gibson, Doris Hart, Maureen Connolly Brinker, Simone Mathieu, Patricia Canning Todd, Kay Stammers Menzies Bullitt, Betty Nuthall Shoemaker, Dorothy Round Little, Jadwiga Jedrzejowaska, Nancye Wynne Bolton, Thelma Coyne Long, Lili de Alvarez, Anita Lizna, and Margaret Scriven Vivian. And long after these players retired, she was playing and defeating people like Billie Jean Moffitt King, Karen Hantze Susman, Darlene Hard, Pam Teeguarden, and Karen Krantzcke.

Although she won only one Grand Slam singles title, her standard of play over many years deserved many more. She had wins over almost everyone listed above.

snw770 Oct 27th, 2010 11:37 PM

Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney
 
Good luck with compiling the rest of her career record and thanks again for honoring her tennis legacy.

Rollo Oct 28th, 2010 12:34 AM

Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney
 
Quote:

What a record Dodo has! She is truly a legend and I will always be grateful to her and her mother May Sutton Bundy for teaching me how to play tennis in the late 1950's and early 1960's. They came to our elementary school and taught us how to play for free after school. They were truly an inspiration and so dedicated and patient. Dodo is truly amazing to still be playing and be such a great competitor for all these years. Thanks for taking the time to write about her and list all of her championships. She is a "national treasure" that exemplifies an athlete with the true spirit of competition.
What a cool story! I can only imagine hitting with someone who won Wimbledon more than 100 years ago. Welcome to the Blast snw770 - I hope you spend some more time with us here:wavey:

GeeTee Oct 29th, 2010 03:52 AM

Re: Cheney's head-to-head singles records
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by austinrunner (Post 18708468)
CHENEY (2)
THELMA COYNE LONG (1)

12/??/37: Cheney d. Coyne Long 6-4, 6-4, Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Australia
12/27 or 28/37: Cheney d. Coyne Long 7-5, 6-4, Melbourne, Australia
10/07/38: Coyne Long d. Cheney 6-1, 5-7, 6-4, Pacific Coast Championships, Berkeley, California

AUS v USA match

26 Nov 37 - Sydney: Coyne d Bundy 57 61 63

austinrunner Nov 1st, 2010 10:51 AM

Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney
 
Cheney's singles record against certain opponents at the Pacific Southwest Championships in Los Angeles:

1930: Played singles but results unknown.
1931: ????
1932: Lost to Esther Bartosh.
1933: Lost to Gracyn Wheeler Kelleher.
1934: Lost to Kay Stammers Menzies Bullitt (exact round unknown but was before the quarterfinals).
1935: ????
1936: Lost to Carolin Babcock Stark in the quarterfinals.
1937: Lost to Alice Marble in the semifinals.
1938: Won the tournament. Defeated Simone Pasemard Mathieu in the semifinals and Sarah Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig in the final.
1939: Defeated Freda James Hammersley in the semifinals before losing the final to Alice Marble.

1940: Won the tournament. Defeated Margaret Osborne DuPont in the quarterfinals and Valerie Scott in the final.
1941: Defeated Louise Brough Clap in the quarterfinals & Margaret Osborne Dupont in the semifinals before losing the final to Sarah Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig.
1942: Lost to Mary Arnold Prentiss in the quarterfinals.
1943: Did not play (working in a military aircraft factory).
1944: Lost to Pauline Betz Addie in the semifinals.
1945: Defeated Doris Hart in the quarterfinals before losing to Margaret Osborne Dupont in the semifinals.
1946: Lost to Pauline Betz Addie in the final.
1947: Did not play (pregnant).
1948: Lost to Beverly Baker Fleitz in the semifinals.
1949: Lost to Doris Hart in the semifinals.

1950: Defeated Maureen Connolly Brinker in the semifinals before losing the final to Helen Pastall Perez.
1951: Did not play (pregnant).
1952: Lost to Maureen Connolly Brinker in the quarterfinals.
1953: Lost to Shirley Fry Irvin in the semifinals.
1954: Lost to Barbara Breit in the quarterfinals.
1955: Lost to Angela Mortimer Barrett in the quarterfinals.
1956: Lost to Althea Gibson in the semifinals.
1957: Lost to Louise Brough Clapp in the quarterfinals.
1958: Lost to Darlene Hard, probably in the third round. First time since 1934 that Cheney lost before the quarterfinals.
1959: Lost to Karen Hantze Susman in the quarterfinals.

1960: Lost to Darlene Hard in the quarterfinals.
1961: Defeated Billie Jean Moffitt King in the third round before losing to Lesley Turner Bowrey in the quarterfinals.
1962: Lost to Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff in the third round.
1963: Lost to Regina Myrell in the second round (mid-match retirement).
1964: Did not play.
1965: Did not play singles.
1966: Defeated Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan before withdrawing from the tournament
1967: Defeated fourth seeded Karen Krantzcke in the third round before losing to Kristy Pigeon in the quarterfinals.
1968: Lost to Julie Heldman in the first round.
1969: Lost to Ann Haydon Jones in the second round.

1970: Did not play.
1971: Did not play.
1972: Did not play.
1973: Lost to Kathy May Teacher in the fourth round.

austinrunner Dec 29th, 2010 03:54 AM

1928-1933
 
1928 (age 11-12)
Week of August 6
Maidstone Women's Invitational, East Hampton, New York
Grass
Bundy Cheney was [unseeded]

1R: lost to Penelope Anderson McBride 6-1, 6-1

1929 (age 12-13)
Week of August 12
Eastern Grass Court Championships, Rye, New York

Grass
Bundy Cheney was [unseeded]

1R: d. Mrs. Marquis James 6-4, 6-2
2R: lost to Mary Greef [8] 6-0, 6-0
1930 (age 13-14)
No results found so far.

1931 (age 14-15)
No results found so far.
1932 (age 15-16)
Week of September 19
Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles, California
Hard

?R: lost to Esther Bartosh (score unknown)

1933 (age 16-17)
Week of May 8
Southern California Championships, Los Angeles, California


Mixed doubles (with Billy Doeg):
F: lost to Gene Mako / Helen Marlowe Dimitrijovic 7-5, 6-0

Week of September 18
Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles, California

Hard

?R: lost to Gracyn Wheeler Kelleher (score unknown)

Women's doubles (with May Doeg Smith):
1R: d. Mary Gifford / Hessie Grieve 6-3, 6-2

austinrunner Dec 29th, 2010 08:43 AM

1934 (age 17-18)
 
Week of August 13
Long Beach Championships, Long Beach, California

Hard

F: d. Marjorie Lauderbach 10-8, 6-2

Mixed doubles (with Billy Doeg):
F: d. Charles Otis / Marjorie Lauderbach 8-6, 6-2

Week of August 20
Santa Ana Championships, Santa Ana, California

Bundy Cheney was seeded [1]

F: d. Melva Roquet [2] 6-2, 6-2

Mixed doubles (with Billy Doeg):
F: d. Lewis Wetherell / Marjorie Lauderbach 6-4, 6-8, 9-7

Week of September 3
Santa Monica Championships, Santa Monica, California


?R: lost to Ethel Burkhardt Arnold 6-2 (first set, remaining set scores unknown)

Mixed doubles (with Billy Doeg):
F: lost to Chuck Otis / Gracyn Wheeler Kelleher 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

Week of September 17
Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles, California

Hard
Bundy Cheney was [unseeded]

?R (before quarterfinals): lost to Katherine Stammers Menzies Bullitt 6-2, 0-6 (or 2-6), 12-10

Women's doubles (with Dorothy Robinson):
?R: lost to Betty Nuthall Shoemaker / Freda James Hammersley 6-2, 7-5

Mixed doubles (with Roderick Menzel) (seeded [7]):
SF: lost to Kirby / Freda James Hammersley 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

austinrunner Jan 1st, 2011 02:48 AM

1935 (age 18-19)
 
Week of June 10
Castellammare Championships, Castellammare, California


?R: defeated or advanced by walkover versus Alice Surber
?R: d. Jane Stanton Gallagher 6-4, 7-5
?R: d. Gracyn Wheeler Kelleher 8-6, 5-7, 8-6
?R: versus Dr. Esther Bartosh

Week of July 15
La Jolla Championships, La Jolla, California

Bundy Cheney was seeded [2]

?R: d. Jane Greghorn 6-0, 6-0
SF: d. Mary Arnold Prentiss 6-4, 6-4
F: ????

Week of September 2
Santa Monica, California


F: lost to ???? 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Mixed doubles (with Billy Doeg):
F: lost to Jack Knemeyer / Gertrude Dockstader Irish

Week of September 16
Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles, California


3R: lost to Evelyn Dearman 6-3, 6-3

austinrunner Jan 1st, 2011 07:37 AM

1936 (age 19-20)
 
26-10 singles record for the year.

Week of March 23
Palm Springs Invitational, Palm Springs, California


QF: lost to Alice Marble (score unknown)

The quarterfinal was the first of 10 career singles matches between Bundy Cheney and 22 year old Alice Marble, with Bundy Cheney winning only once.

Week of April 13
Ambassador Hotel Invitational, Los Angeles, California


SF: d. Bonnie Miller Blank (score unknown)
F: d. Esther Bartosh 6-2, 6-4

Week of April 20
Ojai Invitational, Ojai, California

Bundy Cheney was seeded [2]

QF: d. Jacque Virgil 6-2, 6-1
SF: d. Jane Stanton Gallagher (score unknown)
F: lost to Gracyn Wheeler Kelleher [1] 7-5, 1-6, 6-4

Week of May 4
Southern California Championships, Los Angeles, California


QF: d. Ruby Bishop Bixler 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
SF: d. Bonnie Miller Blank 6-2, 7-5
F: lost to Alice Marble 6-2, 6-4

Week of June 15
Denver City Championship, Denver Tennis Club, Denver, Colorado

F: d. Fay Schwayder 6-1, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Mrs. Bromfield):
F: d. Fay Schwayder / Dorothy Schwayder (score unknown)

Week of July 6
Colorado State Championships, Denver, Colorado


QF: d. E. Gooch 6-3, 6-2
SF: d. Virginia Dunn 6-0, 6-1
F: d. Ruby Bishop Bixler 6-1, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Mrs. L. C. Phipps):
F: d. Ruby Bishop Bixler / Mrs. Donald Bromfeld 8-6, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Gerald Phipps):
F: lost to Joseph Bixler / Ruby Bishop Bixler 6-2, 6-4

Week of July 20
L
ongwood Bowl Invitational, Brookline, Massachusetts
Bundy Cheney was [unseeded]

2R: d. Lousie Hedlund 6-0, 6-0
3R: d. Helen Pedersen Rihbany [seeded] 8-6, 6-3
QF: d. Virginia Rice Johnson 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
SF: lost to Alice Marble 3-6, 6-0, 7-5

Week of July 27
Seabright Invitational, Seabright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club, Rumson, New Jersey

2R: lost to Alice Marble 7-5, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Dorothy Workman):
QF: lost to Mary Greef Harris / Gracyn Wheeler Kelleher 9-7, 4-6, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Joe Hunt):
2R: lost to Gregory Mangin / Sylvia Jung Henrotin 6-3, 6-3

Week of August 3
Maidstone Invitational, Maidstone Lawn Tennis Club, East Hampton, New York

1R: d. Mrs. Daniel P. Caulkins 6-2, 6-0
2R: lost to Gracyn Wheeler Kelleher 6-3, 4-6, 8-6

Women's doubles (with Dorothy Workman):
2R: d. Florence Le Boutilier / Elizabeth Blackman 6-1, 6-2
QF: d. Carolin Babcock Stark / Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn Buck 4-6, 8-6, 6-2
SF: d. Mary Greef Harris / Gracyn Wheeler Kelleher 6-2, 6-3
F: lost to Sylvia Jung Henrotin / Dorothy Andrus Burke 6-4, 6-4

Week of August 10
Eastern Grass Court Championships, Westchester Country Club, Rye, New York


2R: d. Mrs. Alfred I. H. Chapin, Jr. 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
3R: d. Dorothy Andrus Burke 6-2, 10-8
QF: lost to Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn Buck 10-8, 8-10, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Dorothy Workman):
2R: advanced by walkover versus Katherine Winthrop / Virginia Rice Johnson
QF: d. Margaret Osborne DuPont / Evangeline McLennan 6-1, 6-4
SF: d. Sylvia Jung Henrotin / Dorothy Andrus Burke 1-6, 6-2, 7-5
F: d. Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn Buck / Carolin Babcock Stark 6-2, 10-12, 6-2

Week of August 17
Essex County Club Invitational, Manchester, Massachusetts

Bundy Cheney was seeded [7]

1R: d. Mrs. Cameron 6-2, 6-1
2R: d. Jean Burritt 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
3R: lost to Katherine Winthrop 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Dorothy Workman):
QF: lost to Katherine Winthrop / Virginia Rice Johnson 7-5, 5-7, 6-2

Week of August 24
U.S. National Doubles Championship, Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline, Massachusetts

Bundy Cheney and Dorothy Workman were seeded [3 domestic]

1R: bye
2R: lost to Margaret Osborne DuPont / Augusta "Gussie" Raegener 6-3, 6-3

Week of August 31
U.S. Championships, West Side Tennis Club, New York City, New York

Bundy Cheney was [unseeded]

1R: d. Sarah Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig [2] 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
2R: d. Eunice Dean 6-0, 6-3
3R: d. Edith Moore 6-2, 6-0
QF: lost to Helen Pedersen Rihbany [7] 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

The first round match was the first of 19 career singles matches between Bundy Cheney and 23 year old Sarah Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig, with Bundy Cheney winning 8 of them.

Week of September 21
Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles, California

Bundy Cheney was seeded [5]

2R: d. Golda Meyer Gross 6-0, 6-3
3R: d. Louise Martin 6-0, 6-4
QF: lost to Carolin Babcock Stark 6-3, 9-7

Women's doubles (with Dorothy Workman):
QF: d. E. Lucas / Ruby Bishop Bixler 6-0, 6-2
SF: d. Esther Bartosh / Josephine Cruickshank 6-2, 6-3
F: d. Bonnie Miller Blank / May Doeg Smith 6-3, 6-0

Mixed doubles (with Jacques Brugnon):
1R: d. Arthur Hendrix / Jane Stanton Gallagher 6-2, 6-3
QF: lost to Yvon Petra / Dorothy Workman 7-5, 6-2

Week of December 28
Southern California Mid-Winter Championships, Beverley Hills, California


?R: d. Virginia Wolfenden Kovacs 7-5, 6-1
SF: d. Margaret Osborne DuPont 7-5, 6-3
F: d. Jacque Virgil 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

The semifinal was the first of 11 career singles matches between Bundy Cheney and 18 year old Margaret Osborne DuPont, with Bundy Cheney winning 6 of them.


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