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Old Jul 27th, 2010, 03:19 PM   #5
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Re: 1887 results

October through December

Circa October 5-10, Ladies’ Outdoor Tournament, Livingston, [?], USA (Grass?)

FI: Adeline Robinson d. Mrs A Harris 6-0 6-1

DF: Adeline Robinson/Kitty Smith d. Mrs F Morgan/Miss Ward 6-2 6-2

According to the New York Times "A large and enthuisiastic throng was present."

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October 13-15, Far and Near Lawn Tennis Club, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, USA (Grass)

FI: Adeline Robinson d. Ellen Roosevelt 6-0 6-4

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October 21-26, Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Grass)
Melbourne Cricket Club

SF: Eliza Fitzgerald d Miss Gincham 6-5 6-4
SF: Mabel Shaw d Nellie A' Beckett 6-5 6-1

FI: Mabel Shaw d. Eliza Fitzgerald 6-2 6-3

DF: Mabel Shaw/Phenie Shaw d. Nellie A’Beckett/Miss Fitzgerald ????

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December 22-24 New Zealand Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand (Grass)
Venue: Lancaster Park

Draw=8

1R: Eveleen Harman d Miss Temple 6-3 6-2
1R: E Gordon d Mrs George 6-3 5-6 6-0
1R: Hilda Hitchings d Miss Campbell 4-6 6-3 6-3
1R: Ruth Orbell d Miss Orbell default

SF: Harman d Gordon 4-6 6-5 6-4
SF: Hitchings d R Orbell 6-4 6-5

FI: Eveleen Harman d. Ruth Orbell 6-4 7-9 6-1

Doubles (Draw=3)

1R: Miss Orbell/Ruth Orbell d Miss Campbell/Mrs George 4-6 6-4 6-1
1R: E Gordon/Eveleen Harman-bye

FI: E Gordon/Eveleen Harman d. Miss Orbell/Ruth Orbell 6-3 6-1

Note the newspapers confusingly also called the event "the Interprovincial" matches or tournament. According to the Otago Witness the format was for sets to end once someone obtained 6 games except for the final, where a player had to win a set by two games. Though contested in 1887, this event is often listed as 1887/88 or 1888.

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