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Old Oct 31st, 2011, 02:29 PM   #46
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USTA National Championships won (2):
40 and over: Grass court singles.
40 and over: Hard court singles.

Week of August 22

U.S. National Doubles Championship, Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline, Massachusetts
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Played with Helen McDowell and were [unseeded]

1R: lost to Lynn Abbes / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-2, 6-1

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


3R: d. Karen Krantzcke [4] 6-2, 6-2
QF: lost to Kristi Pigeon Crawford 6-2, 4-6, 6-0

At age 51, Dorothy Bundy Cheney shocked fourth-seeded Karen Krantzcke in the third round, just 2 weeks after the latter had reached the third round of the U.S. Championships.
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USTA National Championships won (2):
40 and over: Hard court singles.
40 and over: Hard court doubles.

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


1R: lost to Julie Heldman 6-3, 6-1
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USTA National Championships won (3):
40 and over: Hard court singles.
40 and over: Grass court doubles.
40 and over: Hard court doubles.

Week of September 22
Pacific Southwest Open, Los Angeles, California


2R: lost to Ann Haydon Jones 6-0, 6-1
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USTA National Championships won:
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USTA National Championships won (4):
40 and over: Indoor singles.
50 and over: Hard court singles.
Senior mixed doubles: Indoors.
40 (or 45 and over) mixed doubles: Hard court.
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1974 and subsequent years

1974 USTA National Championships won (1):
40 and over: Hard court doubles.

1975 USTA National Championships won (3):
35 and over: Hard court doubles.

40 or 45 and over: Hard court mixed doubles.

50 and over: Hard court singles.

1976 USTA National Championships won (6):
40 and over: Grass court doubles.
40 and over: Hard court doubles.

45 and over: Indoor doubles.

50 and over: Indoor singles.
50 and over: Hard court doubles.

55 and over: Hard court singles.

1977 USTA National Championships won (9):
40 and over: Grass court doubles.
40 and over: Indoor doubles.
40 and over: Hard court doubles.

50 and over: Grass court doubles.
50 and over: Indoor singles. (d. Eleanor Harbula 6-3, 6-3)

55 and over: Indoor singles. (d. Georgia Buechley 6-1, 6-3)
55 and over: Clay court singles.
55 and over: Hard court singles.

60 and over: Clay court singles.

1978 USTA National Championships won (11) (55-and-over singles Gold Slam):
40 or 45 and over: Hard court mixed doubles.

50 and over: Indoor singles. (d. Phyllis Adler 6-1, 6-2)
50 and over: Indoor doubles. (with Adler, d. Arline Barker / Betty Cookson 6-3, 6-1)
50 and over: Clay court doubles.

55 and over: Grass court singles.
55 and over: Indoor singles. (d. Amy Yee 6-1, 7-5)
55 and over: Hard court singles.
55 and over: Clay court singles.
55 and over: Grass court doubles.
55 and over: Clay court doubles.

60 and over: Clay court singles.

1979 USTA National Championships won (13) (60-and-over singles Gold Slam):
50 and over: Indoor doubles.

55 and over: Indoor singles.
55 and over: Clay court singles.
55 and over: Hard court singles.
55 and over: Clay court doubles.
55 and over: Hard court doubles.
55 and over: Grass court doubles.

60 and over: Grass court singles.
60 and over: Indoor singles.
60 and over: Clay court singles.
60 and over: Hard court singles.
60 and over: Grass court doubles.
60 and over: Clay court doubles.

1980 USTA National Championships won (12) (60-and-over singles Gold Slam):
50 and over: Grass court doubles.
50 and over: Indoor doubles.

55 and over: Hard court singles.
55 and over: Grass court doubles.
55 and over: Clay court doubles.

60 and over: Grass court singles.
60 and over: Indoor singles.
60 and over: Clay court singles.
60 and over: Hard court singles.
60 and over: Grass court doubles.
60 and over: Indoor doubles.
60 and over: Clay court doubles.

1981 USTA National Championships won (12) (60-and-over singles Gold Slam):
55 and over: Clay court doubles.

60 and over: Grass court singles.
60 and over: Indoor singles.
60 and over: Clay court singles.
60 and over: Hard court singles.
60 and over: Grass court doubles.
60 and over: Indoor doubles.
60 and over: Clay court doubles.

65 and over: Grass court singles.
65 and over: Clay court singles.
65 and over: Hard court singles.
65 and over: Hard court doubles.

1982 USTA National Championships won (13) (60-and-over singles Gold Slam):
50 and over: Indoor doubles.

55 and over: Hard court doubles.

60 and over: Grass court singles.
60 and over: Indoor singles.
60 and over: Clay court singles.
60 and over: Hard court singles.
60 and over: Clay court doubles.
60 and over: Hard court doubles.

65 and over: Grass court singles.
65 and over: Clay court singles.
65 and over: Hard court singles.
65 and over: Grass court doubles.
65 and over: Hard court doubles.

1983 USTA National Championships won (14) (60-and-over singles Gold Slam, 65-and-over singles Gold Slam):
50 and over: Hard court doubles.

55 and over: Indoor doubles.

60 and over: Grass court singles.
60 and over: Indoor singles.
60 and over: Clay court singles.
60 and over: Hard court singles.
60 and over: Grass court doubles.
60 and over: Indoor doubles.
60 and over: Clay court doubles.

65 and over: Grass court singles.
65 and over: Indoor singles.
65 and over: Clay court singles.
65 and over: Hard court singles.
65 and over: Hard court doubles.

1984 USTA National Championships won (13) (65-and-over singles Gold Slam):
55 and over: Indoor singles.
55 and over: Indoor doubles.

60 and over: Indoor singles.
60 and over: Hard court singles.
60 and over: Indoor doubles.
60 and over: Grass court doubles.
60 and over: Hard court doubles.

65 and over: Grass court singles.
65 and over: Indoor singles.
65 and over: Clay court singles.
65 and over: Hard court singles.
65 and over: Indoor doubles.
65 and over: Hard court doubles.

1985 USTA National Championships won (5):
60 and over: Grass court doubles.

65 and over: Grass court doubles.
65 and over: Indoor singles.
65 and over: Hard court singles.
65 and over: Hard court doubles.

1986 USTA National Championships won (14) (70-and-over singles Gold Slam):
60 and over: Grass court doubles.
60 and over: Hard court singles.

65 and over: Hard court singles.
65 and over: Indoor singles.
65 and over: Clay court singles. (d. Eleanor Harbula 6-3, 6-4)
65 and over: Clay court doubles. (with Harbula, d. Betty Donaldson / Liu Shang-Ku Tao 6-1, 6-3)
65 and over: Grass court doubles.
65 and over: Indoor doubles.

70 and over: Grass court singles.
70 and over: Hard court singles.
70 and over: Indoor singles.
70 and over: Clay court singles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.
70 and over: Grass court doubles.

1987 USTA National Championships won (12) (70-and-over singles Gold Slam):
65 and over: Grass court singles.
65 and over: Clay court singles.
65 and over: Grass court doubles.
65 and over: Indoor doubles.
65 and over: Clay court doubles.

70 and over: Grass court singles.
70 and over: Indoor singles.
70 and over: Clay court singles.
70 and over: Hard court singles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.
70 and over: Hard court doubles.
70 and over: Grass court doubles.

1988 USTA National Championships won (9):
65 and over: Grass court doubles.
65 and over: Indoor doubles.
65 and over: Clay court doubles.

70 and over: Grass court singles.
70 and over: Hard court singles.
70 and over: Clay court singles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.
70 and over: Hard court doubles.
70 and over: Indoor doubles.

1989 USTA National Championships won (10) (70-and-over singles Gold Slam):
65 and over: Indoor doubles.
65 and over: Clay court doubles.
65 and over: Hard court doubles.

70 and over: Grass court singles. (d. Patricia Henry Yeomans 6-3, 6-3)
70 and over: Indoor singles.
70 and over: Clay court singles.
70 and over: Hard court singles.
70 and over: Grass court doubles.
70 and over: Indoor doubles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.

1990 USTA National Championships won (7) (70-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
65 and over: Hard court doubles.

70 and over: Grass court singles.
70 and over: Clay court singles.
70 and over: Grass court doubles.
70 and over: Indoor doubles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.
70 and over: Hard court doubles.

1991 USTA National Championships won (16) (70-and-over singles Gold Slam, 70-and-over doubles Gold Slam, 75-and-over singles Gold Slam, 75-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
70 and over: Grass court singles. (d. Nellie Kagan 6-2, 2-6, 7-5)
70 and over: Indoor singles.
70 and over: Hard court singles.
70 and over: Clay court singles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.
70 and over: Hard court doubles.
70 and over: Grass court doubles. (with Corky Murdoch)
70 and over: Indoor doubles.

75 and over: Grass court singles.
75 and over: Indoor singles. (d. Margaret Gisolo 6-0, 6-0)
75 and over: Clay court singles.
75 and over: Hard court singles.
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Indoor doubles.
75 and over: Clay court doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles.

1992 USTA National Championships won (16) (70-and-over singles Gold Slam, 70-and-over doubles Gold Slam, 75-and-over singles Gold Slam, 75-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
70 and over: Grass court singles.
70 and over: Indoor singles.
70 and over: Clay court singles.
70 and over: Hard court singles.
70 and over: Grass court doubles.
70 and over: Indoor doubles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.
70 and over: Hard court doubles.

75 and over: Grass court singles.
75 and over: Indoor singles.
75 and over: Clay court singles.
75 and over: Hard court singles. (d. Sheila Evans 6-4, 4-6, 6-2)
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Indoor doubles.
75 and over: Clay court doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles. (with Evans, d. Jean Harris / Liu Shang-Ku Tao 6-1, 6-0)

1993 USTA National Championships won (15) (70-and-over doubles Gold Slam, 75-and-over singles Gold Slam, 75-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
70 and over: Indoor singles.
70 and over: Clay court singles.
70 and over: Hard court singles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.
70 and over: Hard court doubles.
70 and over: Grass court doubles.
70 and over: Indoor doubles.

75 and over: Grass court singles.
75 and over: Indoor singles.
75 and over: Clay court singles.
75 and over: Hard court singles. (d. Sheila Evans 6-2, 6-1)
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Indoor doubles.
75 and over: Clay court doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles.

1994 USTA National Championships won (10) (75-and-over singles Gold Slam, 75-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
70 and over: Grass court doubles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.

75 and over: Grass court singles.
75 and over: Indoor singles.
75 and over: Clay court singles.
75 and over: Hard court singles. (d. Pat Stuhler 6-1, 6-3)
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Indoor doubles.
75 and over: Clay court doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles. (with Stuhler, d. Charlotte Decker / Alice Beckenbach 6-1, 6-1)

1995 USTA National Championships won (9) (75-and-over singles Gold Slam, 75-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
70 and over: Clay court doubles.

75 and over: Grass court singles.
75 and over: Indoor singles.
75 and over: Clay court singles.
75 and over: Hard court singles. (d. Lucy Dettmer 6-0, 6-3)
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Indoor doubles.
75 and over: Clay court doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles.

1996 USTA National Championships won (11) (75-and-over doubles Gold Slam, 80-and-over singles Gold Slam):
75 and over: Clay court singles.
75 and over: Hard court singles. (d. Eleanor Harbula 6-2, 7-5)
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Indoor doubles.
75 and over: Clay court doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles. (with Corky Murdock, d. Jean Harris / Lucy Dettmer 6-4, 6-1)

80 and over: Grass court singles.
80 and over: Indoor singles.
80 and over: Clay court singles.
80 and over: Hard court singles.
80 and over: Hard court doubles.

1997 USTA National Championships won (10) (80-and-over singles Gold Slam):
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Indoor doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles.

80 and over: Grass court singles.
80 and over: Indoor singles.
80 and over: Clay court singles.
80 and over: Hard court singles.
80 and over: Indoor doubles.
80 and over: Clay court doubles.
80 and over: Hard court doubles.

1998 USTA National Championships won (10) (75-and-over doubles Gold Slam, 80-and-over singles Gold Slam):
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Indoor doubles.
75 and over: Clay court doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles.

80 and over: Grass court singles.
80 and over: Indoor singles.
80 and over: Clay court singles.
80 and over: Hard court singles.
80 and over: Indoor doubles.
80 and over: Hard court doubles.

1999 USTA National Championships won (10) (80-and-over singles Gold Slam):
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Clay court doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles.

80 and over: Grass court singles.
80 and over: Indoor singles.
80 and over: Clay court singles.
80 and over: Hard court singles. (d. Marion Reed 6-4, 6-2)
80 and over: Grass court doubles.
80 and over: Indoor doubles.
80 and over: Hard court doubles. (with Jean Harris)


Picture of Dorothy Bundy Cheney in the American magazine Sports Illustrated on 23 June 1999.

2000 USTA National Championships won (4):
80 and over: Clay court singles.
80 and over: Grass court doubles.
80 and over: Indoor doubles.
80 and over: Hard court doubles.

2001 USTA National Championships won (6):
80 and over: Indoor doubles.
80 and over: Hard court doubles.

85 and over: Indoor singles.
85 and over: Clay court singles. (defeated or won the title by walkover versus Billie Burr)
85 and over: Indoor doubles.
85 and over: Hard court doubles.


In action at one of the hard court championships in 2001.

2002 USTA National Championships won (11) (80-and-over doubles Gold Slam, 85-and-over singles Gold Slam):
80 and over: Grass court doubles.
80 and over: Indoor doubles.
80 and over: Clay court doubles.
80 and over: Hard court doubles.

85 and over: Grass court singles.
85 and over: Indoor singles.
85 and over: Clay court singles.
85 and over: Hard court singles.
85 and over: Indoor doubles.
85 and over: Clay court doubles.
85 and over: Hard court doubles.

2003 USTA National Championships won (10) (85-and-over singles Gold Slam):
80 and over: Grass court doubles.
80 and over: Indoor doubles.
80 and over: Hard court doubles.

85 and over: Grass court singles.
85 and over: Indoor singles.
85 and over: Clay court singles.
85 and over: Hard court singles.
85 and over: Indoor doubles.
85 and over: Clay court doubles.
85 and over: Hard court doubles.

2004 USTA National Championships won (10) (85-and-over singles Gold Slam, 85-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
80 and over: Indoor doubles.
80 and over: Clay court doubles.

85 and over: Grass court singles.
85 and over: Indoor singles.
85 and over: Clay court singles. (d. Lou Cille Scoggins 6-3, 6-0)
85 and over: Hard court singles.
85 and over: Grass court doubles. (with Jean Harris)
85 and over: Indoor doubles. (with Harris)
85 and over: Clay court doubles. (with Harris)
85 and over: Hard court doubles. (with Harris)

2005 USTA National Championships won (7) (85-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
85 and over: Grass court singles.
85 and over: Indoor singles.
85 and over: Hard court singles.
85 and over: Grass court doubles.
85 and over: Indoor doubles.
85 and over: Clay court doubles.
85 and over: Hard court doubles.

2006 USTA National Championships won (8) (85-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
85 and over: Grass court singles.
85 and over: Clay court singles. (d. Lou Cille Scoggins 6-3, 6-0)
85 and over: Grass court doubles.
85 and over: Indoor doubles.
85 and over: Clay court doubles. (with Jean Selvig, won the final by walkover)
85 and over: Hard court doubles.

90 and over: Indoor singles.
90 and over: Hard court singles.


Dorothy Bundy Cheney (left), the champion in the 85-and-over clay court singles championships, along with the runner-up Lou Cille Scoggins

2007 USTA National Championships won (6):
85 and over: Grass court singles.
85 and over: Grass court doubles.
85 and over: Hard court doubles.

90 and over: Indoor singles.
90 and over: Hard court singles.
90 and over: Indoor doubles.


Dorothy Bundy Cheney in 2007.

2008 USTA National Championships won (8) (85-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
85 and over: Hard court singles.
85 and over: Grass court doubles.
85 and over: Indoor doubles.
85 and over: Clay court doubles.
85 and over: Hard court doubles.

90 and over: Indoor singles.
90 and over: Hard court singles.
90 and over: Indoor doubles.

2009 USTA National Championships won (5):
90 and over: Indoor singles.
90 and over: Clay court singles.
90 and over: Hard court singles.
90 and over: Indoor doubles.
90 and over: Hard court doubles.

2010 USTA National Championships won (3):
90 and over: Grass court doubles.
90 and over: Indoor doubles.
90 and over: Hard court doubles.

2011 USTA National Championships won (3):
90 and over: Grass court doubles. (with Mary Mentzer, d. Patricia Henry Yeomans / Judy Stark 6-3, 6-0)
90 and over: Clay court doubles. (with Mentzer, d. Yeomans / Stark 6-3, 6-1)
https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=872988202544
90 and over: Hard court doubles. (with Mentzer, d. Yeomans / Stark 6-0, 6-4)
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Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney

Bump just to let everyone know that this thread is still being worked on hard behind the scenes.
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This is fantastic work AR. The pictures add a lot too IMO. She is one inspiration to those of us getting up in years who still want to play.

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Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney

Cheney looks to pad record for tennis titles
Chicago Sun-Times
Friday, February 13, 1987
Len Ziehm

Dorothy Bundy Cheney is not your ordinary tennis player. She is an example of how love for a sport can affect fitness.

She has played tournament matches against Alice Marble, Maureen Connolly and even Tracy Austin - some of the world's best players over a four-generation span.

Next week she will try to win the U.S. Tennis Association women's 60-and-over indoor
championships in singles and doubles at Mid-Town Tennis Club.

Mid-Town will host USTA indoor national finals in Women's 40s, 50s and 60s beginning Sunday. Billie Jean King and Mid-Town manager Pat Freebody will defend their title in 40 doubles and a big Chicago contingent is entered in all three age groups.

But none can approach the tennis longevity of Cheney, 70, from Santa Monica, Calif.

"The creed of the USTA is to make tennis a lifetime sport, and I'm trying to prove it," she said. "I've played all my life. I just love the game. I love competition and it has kept me in pretty good shape."

The USTA offers older players that opportunity. In addition to the indoor national, there are national tournaments up to the under-70 age group on clay, hard courts and grass for women and under-85 for men.

Cheney was ranked among the nation's top 10 from 1936 to 1946, with the exception of 1942 when she helped the World War II effort by working in an aircraft plant and didn't
compete.

Though King was a top 10 player for a record 18 years, few players can match Cheney's streak and none can match her 165 USTA national titles.

Cheney's father, Thomas Bundy, teamed with Maurice McLaughlin to win the USTA doubles titles from 1912-1914. Her mother won the U.S. Open singles and doubles title in 1904.

"My family was always supportive of my playing and that has helped," Cheney said. "I never felt guilty. And I've been fortunate in that I've had no layoffs for injuries."

Her husband, a polo player and pilot, died in 1982. They had three children and Cheney has eight grandchildren.

"My record in tournaments really started when I was 40," she said. "Before that I had the kids to raise.

"When I was kid and playing the circuit my contemporaries were Doris Hart, Margaret Osborne, Alice Marble, Maureen Connolly and Pauline Betz. They still play, but they don't compete. They've been at the top and don't have anything to prove."

Cheney feels she does, especially after learning that she had set a USTA record with her 60th national title.

"From then on I wanted to win more and make a record that will be difficult to surpass," she said. "I kept playing because of that extra incentive. Now I just want to keep on playing as long as I can waddle around the court."

She hardly waddles. "When I played my best tennis I was quite heavy," she said. "I was over 145 pounds. For the last several years I have ranged between 130-135."

Last year she won 14 USTA national age group titles in singles and doubles. Though she is eligible to play in the 40s and 50s next week, she will participate only in the oldest age group. "That's plenty to keep me busy," she said.

Cheney said she doesn't practice much any more.

"I average at least a couple tournaments a month," she said. "I try not to play too much in between because I like to keep my zest, zeal and enthusiasm to compete. If I practiced every day I would get stale."

Her doubles partner will be Betty Brink, 62, of Mill Valley, Calif. Brink is not entered in singles.
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