May 2-9, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)
1R: Kate Nunneley (NZ) d. Miss Dransfield 6-2 6-1
FI: Kate Nunneley (NZ) d. Phoebe Howitt 6-4 6-0
CR: Kate Nunneley (NZ) d. Mabel Shaw (holder) 6-2 6-0
1R Nunneley/Woolnough d Ada Keele/Mackenzie 6-3 6-1
1R Howitt/Shaw d M Freeman/Freeman 7-5 6-3
FI: Phoebe Howitt/F. Waters d. Kate Nunneley (NZ)/Miss Woolnough 6-3 7-5
1R: Miss Mackenzie/Mackenzie d Miss Bignold/Bignold 6-2 6-1
1R: M Dransfield/Archibald? Windeyer d Ada Keele/Gaden 8-10 6-1 6-0
1R: Dransfield/Edward? Dewhurst d M Freeman/Blaxland 6-4 6-3
1R: Nunneley/Harold Parker (NZ) d Phoebe Howitt/Alf Dunlop 6-2 8-6
SF: Dransfield/Dewhurst d M Dransfield/Windeyer 6-4 6-3
SF: Nunneley/Parker d Mackenzie/Mackenzie 6-2 6-3
FI: Nunneley/Parker d Dransfield/Dewhurst 9-7 6-2
CR: Mabel Shaw/Percy Colqhoun d Kate Nunneley (NZL)/Harold Parker (NZL) 6-4 3-6 7-5
The London ' Sketch' of the 11th March, states that she began winning matches at 15, and, though an absence of two years at a German school interrupted her tennis career, it was resumed on her return to England , and just before coming to New South Wales she defeated Miss Jackson and Mrs. Hilliard, the present English lady champion, the lafter giving a small start. After the last NeW Zealand championships, Miss Nunnely chŕllenged and defeated some of the best men players at the tournament
In the mixed event, Dewhurst and Miss Dransfield played as much as possible to Miss Nunneley, avoiding Parker, but that lady proved equal to the call, and, as one excited spectator cried during a rally in which she returned ten balls in succession from Dewhurst and his partner, and then beat
Dewhurst by a scorching drive past him out at the corner of the court, "Keep at it, Miss Nunneley, you can beat them both."
Doubles holders M. Dransfield/P. Dransfield did not defend their title.
May 22-30, German Championships, Hamburg, Germany (Clay)
1R: Maren Thomsen d. Countess Clara von der Schulenburg 4-6 6-4 6-1
1R: M. Holtz d. B. Senga 4-6 6-2 6-3
1R: E. Lantzius d. A. Holtz 6-2 6-2
1R: M. Woelcken-bye
SF: Maren Thomsen d. M Woelcken 6-4 6-2
SF: E. Lantzius d. M Holtz 6-3 7-5
FI: Maren Thomsen d. E. Lantzius 6-3 6-2 7-5
The first open women's singles event at the German Championships was actually held in May 1896 (as per "Lawn Tennis"). It appears to have been an all-German affair, with the modest Maren Thomsen emerging as the winner.
May 25-30, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Square
SF: Louisa Martin d. Miss Snook 6-1 6-3
SF: Charlotte Cooper d. Alice Pickering 1-6 6-3 6-4
FI: Louisa Martin d. Charlotte Cooper 6-0 3-6 6-2
DF: Ruth Dyas/Alice Pickering d. Miss Patterson/Miss Snook 5-7 6-3 6-4
MX: Charlotte Cooper/Harold Mahony d. Alice Pickering/Manliffe Goodbody 6-4 6-2 6-1
May 26-29, Championships of Berlin, Berlin, Germany (Clay)
FI: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg d. T. Steinmann 6-3 6-1 6-2
This was the inaugural main Berlin tournament, where the women initially played a best-of-five-sets final for the Championships of Berlin.
Last edited by Rollo : Oct 25th, 2012 at 06:59 PM.