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Old Mar 19th, 2002, 06:24 AM   #13
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Dates: (Saturday) February 6 to (Saturday)13
Venue: Memorial Drive, Adelaide
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=17)

1st Round

Edna Lawrence d. Roma Wadey 6-2 6-2

2nd Round

Jean Wilson d. Esna Robertson[1] default
Dorothy Weston d. Mollie McGrath 4-6 6-4 6-2
Coral Buttsworth [3] d. Gwen Griffiths 6-3 6-1
Meryl O'Hara-Wood d Lawrence 6-2 6-2

Marjorie Crawford [2] d. Gwen Stevenson 6-1 6-2
Kath Le Messurier d. DJ Anderson 6-3 6-0
Frances Hoddle-Wrigley [4] d. Edna Collison 6-2 6-2
Emily Westacott d. Betty Ward 4-6 6-3 6-1


Weston d. Wilson 6-1 6-0
Buttsworth [3] d. O'Hara-Wood 6-1 6-3
Le Messurier d. Crawford [2] 6-2 6-4
Westacott d. Hoddle-Wrigley [4] 6-4 7-5


Buttsworth [3] d. Weston 6-1 6-1
Le Messurier d. Westacott 10-8 7-5

Corral Buttsworth [3] d. Kath Le Messurier 9-7 6-4


Doubles (Draw=11)

1st Round

*#1 seeds Esna Robertson/Meryl O'Hara Wood unable to partner due to Esna's default. Nancy Lewis takes the place of Robertson in the doubles draw.

Meryl O'Hara Wood/Nancy Lewis-bye*
Betty Ward/Jean Wilson-bye
Mollie McGrath/Edna Lawrence d. DJ Anderson/Gwen Stevenson 7-5 2-6 6-2
Kath Le Messurier/Dot Weston [4] d. Flo Francisco/Joyce Williams 6-4 6-0

Emily Westacott/Frances Hoddle Wrigley [3] d. Roma Wadey/Joyce Lillecrapp 6-3 6-2
Gwen Griffiths/Christobel Finlayson-bye
Truda Cox/Edna Collison-bye
Corral Buttsworth/Marjorie Crawford [2]-bye


O'Hara Wood/Lewis d. Ward/Wilson 6-2 6-4
Le Messurier/Weston [4] d. McGrath/Lawrence 6-4 6-3
Westacott/Hoddle Wrigley [3] d. Griffiths/Finlayson 6-2 6-2
Buttsworth/Crawford [2] d. Cox/Collison 4-6 6-3 6-2


Le Messurier/Weston [4] d. O'Hara Wood/Lewis 6-2 8-10 6-3
Buttsworth/Crawford [2] d. Westacott/Hoddle Wrigley[3] 6-4 6-3

Corral Buttsworth/Marjorie Crawford [2] d. Kath Le Messurier/Dot Weston [4] 6-2 6-2


Mixed Doubles (Draw=20)

*#2 seeds Esna Robertson/Takeichi Harada unable to play because Robertson withdrew. Her place taken by Edna Collison.

1st Round

Marjorie Crawford/Jack Crawford [1] d. Dot Stevenson/Reg Ewin 6-2 6-3
Joyce Williams/Gar Hone d. Joyce Lillecrapp/Robert Barbour 6-4 6-3
Nancy Lewis/Aubrey Willard d. Emily Westacott/Gar Moon 8-9 7-9 6-3
Gwen Griffiths/Jack Hawkes d. DJ Anderson/Cliff Sproule 6-4 1-6 6-3

2nd Round

Edna Lawrence/Ron Hone d. Frances Hoddle Wrigley/Ryosuki Nunoi (Jpn) 8-6 6-3
Corral Buttsworth/Charles Donohue [4] d. Flo Francisco/Ronald Cummings 4-6 8-6 6-2
Kath Le Messurier/Don Turnbull d. Truda Cox/Allan Knight 6-1 6-4
Crawford/Crawford [1] d. Williams/G Hone 6-2 6-1

Lewis/Willard d. Griffiths/Hawkes 4-6 6-4 7-5
Meryl O'Hara Wood/Jiro Satoh (Jpn)[3] d. Dot Weston/Ernest Rowe 6-2 6-0
Mollie McGrath/Cliff Harvey d. Christobel Finlayson/RL Shephard 6-2 6-1
Gwen Stevenson/Bert Tonkin d. Edna Collison/Takeichi Harada (Jpn) 2-6 6-4 6-4*


Buttsworth/Donohue [4] d. Lawrence/R Hone 6-4 7-5
Crawford/Crawford [1] d. Le Messurier/Turnbull default (Turnbull ill)
O'Hara Wood/Satoh [3] d. Lewis/Willard 6-3 6-2
Stevenson/Tonkin d. McGrath/Harvey 6-4 4-6 7-5


Crawford/Crawford [1] d. Buttsworth/Donohue [4] 6-3 6-2
O'Hara Wood/Satoh [3] d. Stevenson/Tonkin 6-2 4-6 6-2

Marjorie Crawford/Jack Crawford [1] d. Meryl O'Hard Wood/Jiro Satoh (Jpn)[3] 6-8 8-6 6-3

Draw notes:

Esna Boyd Robertson withdraws when her mother dies on the eve of the event. This means redoing some parts of the draw, as she was originally slated to partner Meryl O’Hara Wood in the doubles as the #1 seeds and Harada in the mixed. Junior Nancy Lewis plays with Wood in doubles and Edna Collinson partners Harada.

Christobel Finlayson is captain of the Hyde Park Tennis team.

From the Adelaide Mail:
5,000 attend the finals. Police are needed to control the overflow of spectators. In fact record attendance all week is dampened only by rain on a couple of days.

Buttsworth was able to rededicate herself to tennis some 18 months ago when her six year old daughter Margaret came of age to attend school.Corrie’s lobs scored at times, but her real killer was a chop shot off the backhand that often just cleared the net and died.

Girl champion Nancy Lewis, aged 18, is a second year medical student at Melbourne University. The Mail notes that she is “tall, slim, and particularly retiring. She has an almost limitless number of strokes….She has played tennis as long as she can remember.”

On the social scene all three of the visiting Japanese loved to dance. At one party several female players joined in, Mrs Crawford dancing “the blues” with Satoh.

Truda Cox from Victoria
The Melbourne Argus confirms the name for Joyce Lillecrapp (there is no "e" on the end)
The Mail renders McGrath’s first name as “Molly” rather than “Mollie”.
Stevenson and Tonkin juniors from Victoria
Joyce Williams was a junior from NSW.
Jean Wilson from South Australia

RRB Barbour=Robert Barbour
AW Knight=Allan Walton Knight.


The Adelaide Mail, The Melbourne Argus, and The Sydney Morning Herald. The Mercury (Hobart) provided original draw in the draw order.

Gee Tee provided the seeds.

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