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1901 UNITED STATES WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 25 to June 29
Venue: Philadelphia Country Club, Wissahickon Heights, (Chesnut Hill) Philadelphia
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=11, plus holder)

Holder McAteer "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

Preliminary Round

Juliette Atkinson-bye
Helen Huey-bye
Bessie Moore d. Rachel Harlan 6-3 6-1
Carrie Neely d. Jean Clarke 3-6 6-3 6-0

Marion Jones d. Dorothy Rastall 6-2 6-1
Helen Dillingham-bye
Georgina Jones-bye
Emma Warren-bye

1st Round (Quarterfinals)

Atkinson d. Huey 6-2 6-4
Moore d. Neely 6-1 7-5
M. Jones d. Dillingham default
Warren d. G. Jones 7-5 6-4

Semifinals

Moore d. Atkinson 6-2 9-7
M. Jones d. Warren 6-1 6-2

All Comer's Final

Bessie Moore d. Marion Jones 4-6 1-6 9-7 9-7 6-3

Challenge Round Final

Bessie Moore d. Myrtle McAteer (holder) 6-4 3-6 7-5 2-6 6-2



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Doubles (Draw=5)

Preliminary Round

Mary Chichester/Kate Green-bye
Marion Jones/Bessie Moore d. Jean Clark/Georgina Jones 6-1 6-2
Juliette Atkinson/Myrtle McAteer-bye
Dorothy Rastall/Elizabeth Rastall-bye

1st Round (Semifinals)

M Jones/Moore d. Chichester/Green 6-2 6-4
Atkinson/McAteer d. Rastall/Rastall 6-3 6-0

Final

Juliette Atkinson/Myrtle McAteer d. Marion Jones/Bessie Moore default (Moore exhausted from final)

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=8)

1st Round

Marion Jones/Raymond Little d. Helen Wriggins/Elliott Field 6-1 6-1
Amy Fielding/Mantle Fielding d. Huldah Steel/Bill Roper 6-2 6-0
Elizabeth Rastall/Albert Hoskins d. Georgina Jones/partner default *
Myrtle McAteer/Clyde Stevens d. Bessie Moore/John C. Davidson 6-2 6-2

Semifinals

M. Jones/Little d. Fielding/Fielding 6-1 6-1
McAteer/Stevens d. E. Rastall/Hoskins 6-4 6-3

Final

Marion Jones/Raymond Little d. Myrtle McAteer/Clyde Stevens 6-4 6-4 7-5

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Draw Notes:

Draws in exact draw order per Wright and Ditson with all names complete.

*A default in the mixed as Georgina Jones probably couldn't find a partner.

Jean Clark= Miss J. B. Clark, who attends Bryn Mawr College, is from Baltimore.
Mrs Green= Helen Green. She was wed to Kane Green, a fellow tennis player.
Rachel Harlan plays for the Belmont Cricket Club.
Emma Warren plays for the Belmont Cricket Club

Bill Roper= W. W. (William Winston) Roper. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_R...rican_football)

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Sources:

The Philadelphia Record

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en (June 26 see page 14)

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en (June 27, page 11. A sparse report of day 2 action)

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en (June 28, see page 11)

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en (June 29 see page 12. This covers the All-Comers final)

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en (June 30 see page 19. The Challenge Round)


1902 Wright and Ditson Tennis Annual. pages 97-100. See link at:https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?...ew=2up;seq=114

Thanks to Wolbo for help with this draw.

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Summary

The Wright and Ditson Annual noted there were 4 women in the draw who had won the Nationals at least once; Juliette Atkinson, Marion Jones, defender Myrtle McAteer, and Bessie Moore.

Bessie Moore survived a grueling match to win through the All-Comers. In the final she fought back from two sets down and match point at 6-7 to defeat Marion Jones. In the 5th set both women were exhausted to the point of leaning on their racquets. After 58 games Moore had passed her first trial. It was on to the Challenge Round to face defending champ McAteer.

Normally Bessie would have have no problems with McAteer, but the long semi had drained her of energy. "With general humidity out in full force" for the Challenge round it was more sweltering than usual. Though "taxed to the upmost", Moore prevailed after 47 games. Utterly spent by playing 105 games in two matches, she defaulted the doubles final. Concerns over the ladies health prompted the USTA to ban 3 of 5 set finals soon after, despite the wishes of most of the women.

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1902 UNITED STATES WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 24 to June 28
Venue: Philadelphia Country Club, Wissahickon Heights, (Chesnut Hill) Philadelphia
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=17, plus holder)

Defender Bessie Moore "sits out" until Challenge Round.

Preliminary Round

Maud Haldeman d. Marjory Oberteuffer 6-3 6-3

1st Round

Clara Chase d. Huldah Steel 6-1 6-4
Juliette Atkinson d. Mary Lamb 6-2 6-0
Carrie Neely d. Ida Kitchen 6-0 6-2
Nona Closterman d. Haldeman 6-2 6-0

Helen Chapman d. Virginia Maule 6-1 6-2
Amy Fielding d. Helen Green 6-3 8-6
Marion Jones d. Beatrice Banks 6-1 6-2
Marie Wimer d. Maud Banks 6-4 9-7

Quarterfinals

Atkinson d. Chase 6-1 6-3
Neely d. Closterman 6-2 6-0
Chapman d. Fielding 6-4 3-6 7-5
Jones d. Wimer 6-4 6-0.

Semifinals

Neely d. Atkinson 8-6 3-6 6-2
Jones d. Chapman 6-1 6-0.

All-Comers Final


Marion Jones d. Carrie Neely 8-6 6-4

Challenge Round


Marion Jones d. Bessie Moore (holder) 6-1 1-0* retired (Moore fainted on court)

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Doubles (Draw=8)

1st Round

Maud Banks/Nona Closterman d. Beatrice Banks/Georgina Jones 6-1 6-3
Bessie Moore/Carrie Neely d. Maud Haldeman/Miss McClue 6-0 6-2
Juliette Atkinson/Marion Jones d. Helen Chapman/Bessie Rastall 6-1 6-1
Huldah Steel/Marie Wimer d. Evelyn Howell/Corrine Mock 6-1 6-0

Semifinals


M. Banks/Closterman d. Moore/Neely 6-2 6-0
Atkinson/M.Jones d. Steel/Wimer 6-2 6-3

Final

Juliette Atkinson/Marion Jones d. Maud Banks/Winona Closterman 6-2 7-5

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=6)

1st Round

Nona Closterman/William P. Rowland-bye
Bessie Moore/Wylie Grant d. Helen Chapman/Harry Allen 6-2 6-3
Bessie Rastall/Albert Hoskins d. Georgina Jones/Elliott Field 6-2 6-3
Huldah Steel/Samuel Callum-bye

Semifinals

Moore/Grant d. Closterman/Rowland 2-6 6-2 6-4
Rastall/Hoskins d. Steel/Callum 9-7 6-4

Final

Bessie Moore/Wylie Grant d. Bessie Rastall/Albert Hoskins 6-2 6-1

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Draw Notes:

Note: Get pics from local paper. They are fantastic! The first year of full page photos rather than artists sketches.

*The New York Times and New York Herald report the score as 6-2 (and not 6-1) 1-0 retired.

Amy Fielding=Mrs Mantle R Fielding, nee Amy Williams.
Bessie Rastall listed as "Edith" in Wright and Ditson's, but there is no Emily Rastall among the Rastall sisters.

Missing full name for:

Miss McClue

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Summary
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With all the previous winners of the past 5 years entered interest ran high. The semis seeing the largest crowd ever. People got so out of hand "and interfered to such an extent that the benches" were removed from beside the court. The USTA unilaterally decides to stop the tradition of 3 of 5 set finals for the women. The paper notes that, "the holder of the title was not even consulted on the subject." The women mount a petition that "even hinted that one person alone" was responsible for the change, but the petiton was ignored.

Could the "one person" have been Westerner Marion Jones? The irony was in the final Besie Moore fainted in the second set, something that never had happened in longer matches. Moore had a high fever and was obviously off form from the start of the match. Jones gallantly refused to accept a retirement and proposed putting the match off. When Moore was still unwell after a couple of days Jones was declared the champion on June 30.

Jones nonetheless earned her title-from the start of the championships her hitting was harder than her form of previous years. In the all-comers final Carrie Neely put up a tremendous fight, having a set point in the opening chapter. In the end Jones won 8-6 6-4, scoring 87 points to 72 for Neely.

Senator's daughter and US champion Marion Jones




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Sources:

The New York HeraldThe New York Times
1903 Wright and Ditson's Lawn Tennis Guide. Pages 111-114

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lc...e=range&page=2

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lc...e=range&page=4

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lc...e=range&page=3

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Dates: June 24 to 27.
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon Heights, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=10, plus holder)

*Holder Marion Jones "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

Preliminary Round

Marjory Oberteuffer-bye
Gertrude Fetterman-bye
Bessie Hall-bye
Miriam Hall d. Helen Converse 6-2 6-0

Carrie Neely d. Mary Coates 6-1 6-0
Clara Chase-bye
Helen Chapman-bye
Corrine Mock-bye

1st Round (=Quarterfinals)

Oberteuffer d. Fetterman 6-2 6-3
Moore d. Hall 6-1 6-3
Neely d. Chase 6-0 6-1
Chapman d. Mock 6-1 8-6

Semifinals

Moore d. Oberteuffer 6-0 6-0
Neely d. Chapman 6-0 6-1

All Comers Final

Bessie Moore d. Carrie Neely 6-2 6-4

Challenge Round

Bessie Moore d. Marion Jones (holder) 7-5 8-6

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Doubles (Draw=7)

Preliminary Round (=1st Round)

Miriam Hall/Mirian Jones d. Dorothy Rastall/Elizabeth Rastall 7-5 6-3
Mrs CO Coe/Ethel Platt d. Miss Lycett/Miss Morrice 6-2 6-1
Clara Chase/Helen Chapman d. Evelyn Howell/Corinne Mock 6-3 6-4
Bessie Moore/Carrie Neely-bye

Semifinals

Hall/Jones d. Coe/Platt 6-2 6-3
Moore/Neely d. Chapman/Chase 6-0 6-0

Final

Bessie Moore/Carrie Neely d. Miriam Hall/Marion Jones 4-6 6-1 6-1

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=8)

1st Round

Marion Jones/E. H. Mitchell d. Ethel Platt/Dan Platt default
Helen Chapman/Harry Allen d. Mrs Coe/A.N. Ather 6-1 6-1
Elizabeth Rastall/Albert Hoskins d. Lucy Duhring/Elliott Field 6-2 6-4
Carrie Neely/William Rowland d. Bessie Moore/Wylie Grant 7-5 7-5

Semifinals

Chapman/Allen d. Jones/Mitchell ????
Neely/Rowland d. E Rastall/Hoskins ????

Final

Helen Chapman/Harry Allen d. Carrie Neely/William H Rowland 6-4 7-5

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Summary


Bessie Moore won the singles and doubles, but was denied a triple when she and her partner were upset in their first match of the mixed. Bessie and Wylie Grant were the defending champions.

Bessie plays a more daring game than the steady Carrie Neeley, who was overwhelmed in the final. The encounter was played before an overflow crowd. Spectators could not find a seat or a empty space on the clubhouse porch.

In the challenge round Moore led defending champ Jones 5-2 in the opener before Jones drew level to 5 all. Down the line winners helped Moore secure the set 7-5, The second set was also close, but Jones was unable to extend things to a third.

The doubles final took 2 hours. Moore played net and Neely back. Deuce was called 12 times in the 3rd game and 8 times in the 5th. After a tight first set of 6-4 against them Moore and Neely ran away with matters, closing out 6-1 6-1

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Draw Notes

Missing mixed semifinals scores. These matches were played on the last day before the final.

Helen P Chapman is from Philadelphia.
Mary Coates plays for Merion Cricket Club
Helen P Converse is from Philadelphia.
Gertrude Fetterman plays for the Philadelphia Cricket Club
Corrine Mock (listed as Mack in some papers) is from Philadelphia. Spalding uses "Mock".
Marjory (and not Marjorie or Margery) F Oberteuffer plays for Merion Cricket Club
Rastall sisters (Dorothy and Elizabeth J) "Pennsylvania State Champions".

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Sources

1904 Spaldings Tennis Annual, page 119

Newspapers from the Library of Congress, especially the New York Tribune and the Philadelphia Record

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en

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Dates: June 21 to 25
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon Heights, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=17, plus holder)


*Holder Bessie Moore "sits out" until the final.

Preliminary Round

Margaret Roberts d. Lucy Duhring 7-5 6-2

1st Round

Helen Homans d. Laura Fischer 6-2 6-0
Carrie Neely d. Margaret Le Roy 6-2 6-0
Miriam Hall d. Roberts 6-1 6-1
Marie Wimer d. Louise Denegre default

Clara Chase d. Anna Wallace 6-1 2-6 6-4
Sarah Coffin d. Helen Rodgers 6-2 6-1
Frances Stotesbury d. Gertrude Fetterman 10-8 6-3
May Sutton d. Evelyn Howell 6-2 6-1

Quarterfianals


Homans d. Neely 7-5 11-9
Hall d. Wimer 6-3 6-2
Coffin d. Chase 6-3 6-2
Sutton d. Stotesbury 6-1 6-0

Semifinals

Homans d. Hall 6-4 6-3
Sutton d. Coffin 6-1 6-0

All Comer's Final


May Sutton d. Helen Homans 6-1 6-1

Challenge Round Final

May Sutton d. Bessie Moore (holder) 6-1 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=10)



Preliminary round


Miriam Hall/May Sutton d. Evelyn Howell/Margaret Le Roy 6-1 6-0
Laura Fischer/Margaret Roberts-bye
Dorothy Baird/Clara Chase-bye
Lucy Duhring/Helen Rodgers-bye

Sarah Coffin/Helen Homans-bye
Elizabeth Gilbert/Dorothy Hibbs-bye
Bessie Moore/Carrie Neely-bye
Elizabeth Potter/Frances Stotesbury d. Miss Green/Miss Green default

Quarterfinals


Hall/Sutton d. Fischer/Roberts 6-0 6-0
Baird/Chase d. Duhring/Rodgers 6-2 6-4
Sarah Coffin/Helen Homans d. Gilbert/Hibbs 4-6 6-4 6-1
Bessie Moore/Carrie Neely d. Potter/Stotesbury 6-0 6-1

Semifinals


Moore/Neely d. Baird/Chase 6-2 6-2
Hall/Sutton d. Coffin/Homans 6-4 6-1

Final

Miriam Hall/May Sutton d. Bessie Moore/Carrie Neely 3-6 6-3 6-3

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Mixed doubles (Draw=12)

Preliminary Round

Helen Homans/William F. Rowland-bye
Miriam Hall/Samuel Collum-bye
Sarah Coffin/F.H. Bates d. Frances Stotesbury/Edward B Dewhurst (NZ) default
May Sutton/Frederick B. Dallas d. Mildred Patton/Henry Patton 6-1 8-6

Bessie Moore/Wylie C. Grant d. Lucy Duhring/Elliott Field 6-3 6-3
Carrie Neely/Harry Allen d. Evelyn Howell/George Willing Jr 6-1 6-2
Elizabeth Gilbert/Albert Hoskins-bye
Margaret LeRoy/Russell Thayer-bye

1st Round (=Quarterfinals)

Moore/Grant d. Neely/Allen 7-5 6-4
Gilbert/Hoskins d. LeRoy/Thayer 6-1 6-4
Hall/Collum d. Homans/Rowland 6-4 6-3
Sutton/Dallas d. Coffin/Bates 6-1 6-2

Semifinals


Moore/Grant d. Gilbert/Hoskins 6-1 6-4
Sutton/Dallas d. Hall/Collum 9-7 5-7 6-1

Final

Bessie Moore/Wylie Grant d. May Sutton/Frederick B. Dallas 6-2 6-1

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Draw Notes:

In exact draw order from the Philadelphia Record. We are missing 3 Preliminary results from the mixed doubles.

Louise Denegre played for the Philadelphia CC
Elizabeth V Potter played doubles only
Margaret S. Roberts played for the Germantown CC
Helen Rodgers is incorrectly called Rogers by the Philadelphia Record and Wright and Ditson.
Frances Stotesbury played for Huntington Valley Country Club
Anna Elizabeth Wallace played for the Moorestown Field Club
Mrs. William G. Fischer played for the Germantown CC. Before marriage she was Laura Henson, the 1897 Mixed champion.

Harry F Allen
Samuel H. Collum was later President of the USTA.

Missing names for:

The Misses Green of Merion CC entered in the doubles but defaulted. One Phyllis Green represented Merion CC in 1908-a strong possible match.

Missing male names for:

F.H. Bates played for Huntington Valley Country Club

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Sources:

The New York Times
The Philadelphia Record
Wright and Ditson Lawn Tennis Guide for 1905.
(pages 98-102)https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?...view=1up;seq=7


https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en[A list of all the entrants and their home clubs]

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en [useful for the Mixed draw in draw order]

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en [with several photos]

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en [Report on the final matches]

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Summary:

From the start May Sutton has taken the City of Brotherly Love by storm. The Californian shows no signs of sisterly love in mowing down her opposition. Despite the lack of a close march record numbers show to see the golden girl from the West. All are impressed. The Philadelphia Record wrote, 'Her driving is a marvel of strength and accuracy, and she was few superiors even among members of the other sex.' While sticking mainly to the baseline, Sutton also employs a swing volley from midcourt to swiftly end many rallies.

May dropped a mere 10 games in five matches. The largest crowd ever to attend at Wisshickon come out in the hopes that the steady play of Bessie Moore can at least extend the Californian. All their hopes are in vain. Moore squeezes out 3 games, better than most others vs Sutton, but can make no headway as May's battering forehand hits through her or runs Bessie from corner to corner in exhaustion.

Sutton also captured the doubles with fellow Californian Miriam Hall. Here at least they met some opposition, as Carrie Neely and Bessie Moore won the first set. Neely shone at the net with her fine volleys. The final score was 3-6 6-3 6-3.

Moore and Grant took the mixed with ease. They have played as a pair for several years, and it showed in their exceptional teamwork.

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1905 UNITED STATES WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 20-24
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club at Wissahickon Heights, Chesnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=18)

Holder May Sutton did not defend her title.

Preliminary Round

Augusta Hobart d. Eleanor Cohen 6-4 6-0
Anna Coates d. Helen Rodgers 6-1 6-1

First Round

Bessie Moore d. Hobart 6-1 6-1
Carrie Neely d. Katharine Morris 6-0 6-1
Margaret LeRoy d. Virginia Maule 6-2 6-2
Clara Chase d. Helen Hodge 6-4 6-1

Eugenia Wainwright d. Louise Ostheimer 6-4 6-4
Helen Homans d. Gertrude Fetterman 8-6 6-0
Evelyn Howell d. Ethel Wimer 6-1 7-9 6-2
Coates d. Lucy Duhring 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

Moore d. Neely 4-6 6-1 6-2
LeRoy d. Chase 6-3 6-8 6-1
Homans d. Wainwright default
Coates d. Howell 6-2 7-5

Seminfinals

Moore d. LeRoy 6-1 6-3
Homans d. Coates 6-1 6-0

Final

Bessie Moore d. Helen Homans 6-4 5-7 6-1

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Doubles (Draw=5)


Preliminary Round


Clara Chase/Augusta Hobart d. Margaret LeRoy/Eugenia Wainwright 6-3 4-6 6-2

Semifinals

Virginia Maule/Marjorie Obertueffer d. Lucy Duhring/Helen Rodgers 6-3 6-2
Helen Homans/Carrie Neely d Chase/Hobart 6-1 6-0

Final

Helen Homans/Carrie Neely d. Virginia Maule/Marjorie Oberteuffer 6-0 6-1

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=11)

Preliminary Round

Helen Homans/Harry Allen-bye
Margaret Le Roy/Russell Thayer Jr-bye
Augusta Hobart/Clarence Hobart d. Eleanor Cohen/Henry Patton 6-2 6-4
Evelyn Howell/George Willing d. Gertrude Fetterman/H. Jordan 1-6 8-6 6-3

Miss Dixon/William Trotter d. Helen Rodgers/William Rodgers 6-2 6-1
Bessie Moore/Edward Dewhurst (NZ)-bye
Claire Johnson/Wallace Johnson-bye
Agnes Groome/F. M. Mackie-bye


First Round (=Quarterfinals)

Homans/Allen d. Le Roy/Thayer 6-3 6-2
Hobart/Hobart d. Howell/Willing 6-3 6-0
Moore/Dewhurst d. Dixon/Trotter 6-4 6-2
Johnson/Johnson d. Groome/Mackie 6-4 6-2

Semifinals

Hobart/Hobart d. Homans/Allen 8-6 6-3
Moore/Dewhurst d Johnson/Johnson 6-3 6-1

Final

Augusta Hobart/Clarence Hobart d. Bessie Moore/Edward Dewhurst 6-2 6-4

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Draw notes

Anna Coates=Mrs Benjamin Coates.
Eleanor Cohen played for Merion CC.
Per Bud Collins Edward Dewhurst went by "Ed".
Claire M. Johnson and Wallace J. Johnson are probably a sister/brother pairing. The New York Tribune calls them "the youngest pair in the tournament."
Marjorie Obertuffer listed as Miss M.F. Obertuffer
Miss Helen A. Rodgers and William H. Rodgers are a sister/brother pairing.
Eugenia Wainwright=Mrs Eugenia Wainwright

Ethel Wimer was the lesser know sister of Marie Wimer. They were from Washington DC. Some papers assumed it was Marie, But Wright and Ditson explicitly informs us it Ethel Wimer "the sister of Miss Marie Wimer, who has ben a frequent visitor to Wissahickon." (p 89, Wright and Ditson)

Henry Patton=H. B. Patton, of the Philadelphia CC
Russell Thayer Jr was one of the many tennis playing Thayers. He should=RC Thayer Jr.
William Trotter =William Henry Trotter. See https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/P...80/183080.html

Missing First Names

Miss Dixon

H. Jordan
F. M. Mackie might=Fergus Monrie Mackie. If so he was 61! http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...391547&df=all&

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Sources

The New York Tribune.
The Philadelphia Record
1906 Wright and Ditson Tennis Annual, pages 89-92

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en [page 13]

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en [page 10]

Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, February 21, 1919, Page 19, Image 19 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress [All the Thayers]

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Summary

Holder May Sutton does not defend, as she is competing at Wimbledon. This leaves a wide open field. Bessie Moore takes advantage of the opportunity. For two sets the final she won over Helen Homans was a close one. The first set was tied as 4 all-then Moore won two games running. The second set was almost a mirror image-except it was Homans who took two games running from 5 all in the second. Moore stayed keen in the final chapter while Homans tired. It was 6-4 5-7 6-1 for the visiting New Yorker. Bessie Moore wins her 4th US title, a record at this time that will remain unbroken until beaten by Molla Mallory almost 20 years later.

Augusta and Clarence Hobart take the mixed doubles. Their marital bond extends to good teamwork on the court. Mrs Hobart's clever volleying was an asset in all their victories.

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1906 UNITED STATES WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 19-25
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club at Wissahickon Heights, Chesnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=34)

Defending champ Bessie Moore does not defend.

Preliminary Round


Virginia Maule d. Lena Duhring default
Gertrude Fetterman d. Helen Kimball 6-3 7-5

1st Round

Helen Homans d. Lucy Duhring 6-0 6-1
Lily Newhall d. Elizabeth Ostheimer 6-3 6-4
Rachel Harlan d. Miss E. Clement 6-0 6-2
Marjory Oberteuffer d. Myriam Rudderow default
Clover Boldt d. Claire Kulp 6-1 6-0
Clara Chase d. Miss M. Potter 6-1 6-0
Edith Rotch d. Myriam Clements 6-1 6-0
Virginia Maule d. Elizabeth Taylor 7-5 6-4

Gertrude Fetterman d. Greta Lewis 6-2 6-3
Blanche Chauveau d. Sarah Coffin default
Bertha Toulmin d. Helen Rodgers default
Matilda Borda d. Louise Ostheimer 6-0 6-0
Maude Barger-Wallach d. Mrs. H. Warren Lewis 6-1 6-1
Margaret Johnson d. Anna Coates 6-1 6-2
Gray Werner d. Nellie Ostheimer 6-1 6-4
Anita McCall d. Elsie Ross 6-4 6-3

2nd Round


Homans d. Newhall 6-1 6-1
Harlan d. Oberteuffer 6-3 6-2
Boldt d. Chase 6-3 7-5
Rotch d. Maule 6-4 6-1

Fetterman d. Chaveau 6-1 6-1
Toulmin d. Borda 6-2 2-6 6-3
Barger-Wallach d. Johnson 6-4 6-2
McCall d. Werner 2-6 6-3 8-6

Quarterfinals

Homans d. Harlan 4-6 6-4 6-4
Rotch d. Boldt 6-1 4-6 6-0
Toulmin d. Fetterman 6-1 6-2
Barger-Wallach d. McCall 6-1 6-0

Semifinals

Homans d. Rotch 6-2 6-3
Barger-Wallach d. Toulmin 6-2 6-3

Final

Helen Homans d. Maud Barger-Wallach 6-4 6-3.

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Doubles (Draw=16)

1st Round

Annie Coe/Ethel Platt d. Marion Cresswell/Miss Florence 6-1 6-0
Greta Lewis/Lily Newhall d. Blanche Chauveau/Miss M. Potter 6-4 6-1
Clara Chase/Edith Rotch d. Helen Kimball/Anetta McCall 6-1 7-5
Lucy Duhring/Elsie Ross d. Miss E. Cochran/Violet Ridgeway 1-6 6-4 6-1

Clover Boldt/Helen Homans d. Gertrude Fetterman/Rebecca Lycett 6-0 6-2
Elizabeth Ostheimer/Louise Ostheimer d. Eleanor Cohen/Catherine McFadden 7-5 6-1
Bertha Toulmin/Mrs Work d. Miss E. Duhring/Helen Rodgers 6-2 5-7 7-5
Sarah Coffin/Margaret Johnson d. Virginia Maule/Marjorie Oberteuffer 6-1 6-4

Quarterfinals

Coe/Platt d. Lewis/Newhall default
Chase/Rotch d. L. Duhring/Ross 6-2 6-2
Boldt/Homans d. Ostheimer/Ostheimer 6-1 6-1
Coffin/Johnson d. Toulmin/Work 8-6 6-2

Semifinals


Coe/Platt d. Chase/Rotch ????
Boldt/Homans d. Coffin/Johnson 6-2 3-6 6-2.

Final

Annie Coe/Ethel Platt d. Clover Boldt/Helen Homans 6-4 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=19)


1st Round

Margaret Johnson/William Temple Johnson-bye
Clover Boldt/Nat Niles-bye
Miss Mellor/F. L. Wood d Lucy Duhring/Russell C Thayer 6-2 6-4
Annie Coe/Louis Coe-bye
Mrs Work/Carroll Bunting-bye
Helen Homans/Robert Seaver-bye
Bertha Toulmin/Henry Clay Townsend-bye
Catherine McFadden/Fitz Eugene Dixon-bye

Eleanor Cohen/William Rowland-bye
Miss E. Cochran/Edward Lloyd-bye
Mrs Davis/Charles Willits-bye
Rachel Harlan/Albert Hoskins-bye
Sarah Coffin/Edward Dewhurst (Aus) d. Lily Newell/Alex Thayer 6-1 6-4
Ethel Platt/Dan Platt d. Violet Ridgeway/Thomas Ridgeway 6-4 6-1
Louise Dixon/William Trotter-bye
Claire Johnson/Wallace F. Johnson-bye

2nd Round

M. Johnson/W. T. Johnson d. Boldt/Niles 8-6 6-4
Coe/Coe d. Mellor/Wood default
Work/Bunting d. Homans/Seaver 0-6 6-3 6-1
Toulmin/Townsend d. McFadden/Dixon 6-4 6-3

Cohen/Rowland d. Cochran/Lloyd 6-3 6-1
Davis/Willits d. Harlan/Hoskins default
Coffin/Dewhurst d. Platt/Platt 6-3 6-4
Dixon/Trotter d. C. Johnson/W. F. Johnson 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals


Johnson/Johnson d Coe/Coe 6-3 7-5
Toulmin/Townsend d. Work/Bunting default
Cohen/Rowland d Davis/Willits 6-2 6-2
Coffin/Dewhurst d Dixon/Trotter default

Semifinals


Johnson/Johnson d Toulmin/Townsend 6-4 5-7 6-4
Coffin/Dewhurst d Cohen/Rowland ???? [probable default]

Final

Sarah Coffin/Edward Dewhurt (Aus) d. Margaret Johnson/Wallace Johnson 6-3 7-5

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Draw notes:

There were 2 pairs of Johnsons in the mixed event. Margaret W Johnson and her brother William Temple Johnson were from Staten Island.

Sara Coffin was from Staten Island.
Margaret W Johnson was from Staten Island. W.T. Johnson is probably her brother.
Claire Kulp was from Trenton, NJ.
Anetta G. McCall was from Philadelphia (some sources list her as "Anita").
Myriam T. Rudderow was from Haddonfield, NJ.
Bertha (nee Townsend) is playing mixed with her brother Henry Clay Townsend.
Gray Werner is from Haddonfield, NJ

Edward B Dewhurst was from Australia.
William F. Rowland
Russell Thayer=R. C. Thayer
Henry Clay Townsend Jr was a relative of Mrs Bertie Toulmin, nee Townsend. He was born in 1877.
Charles Carthcart Willits is from Haddonfield, NJ

Missing full names for:


Miss E Clement was from Haddonfield, NJ
Miss E. Cochran (doubles and mixed doubles only) is from Philadelphia. Some sources list her as Cochrane.
Mrs Davis (Mixed only) is from Haddonfield, NJ. The Washington Evening Star had her as "Miss G. C. Davis"
Miss E. Duhring. This can't be Lucy Duhring. Sister Lena Duhring defaulted in singles. Could this be Lena or yet a 3rd (presumably related) Duhring?
Mrs. H. Warren Lewis is from Philadelphia
Miss Mellor (Mixed only)
Miss M. Potter is from Philadelphia
Mrs Work (doubles only) is from Philadelphia

Mr F. L. Wood

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Sources:

Grand Slam record book
New York Times
New York Tribune
Spaldings Lawn Tennis Annual
Wright and Ditson gives a summary (pages 94 to 98) but not the draw.

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lc...20/ed-1/seq-5/

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lc...e=range&page=1

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lc...nnis&proxdista (a photo of Homans serving)

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lc...e=range&page=2

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Summary

Defending champ Bessie Moore and the tennis sensation May Sutton are both absent, dimming much interest. All eyes are on Sutton as she competes in England for the coveted Wimbledon prize. The women's final is on Saturday the 23rd. Rain delays the doubles and mixed finals until Monday.

The New York Timesreports that the women's doubles final was taken by a team "that took few chances, and played mostly from the back court. Miss Homans was the only one of the four who did any volleying. In the long game Mrs Coe and Mrs Platt were superior."

In the first set Miss Homans seemed unable to control her usually effective back-hand strokes but at 1-4 down showed marked improvement in both speed and accuracy. Although the general average of the play was inferior to that of years past, Miss Homans' victory was a popular one. Her name will be the first to be inscribed on the new championship cup.

In the mixed doubles final "the sharp volleying of Miss Coffin and the all arounf play of Dewhurst earned them victory in straight sets" according to the New Yotk Tribune.

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1907 UNITED STATES WOMEN'S NATONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 25 to July 2
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon Heights, Chesnut Hill (St. Martins), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=40)

*Holder Helen Homans does not defend her title.

1st Round

Elizabeth Ostheimer-bye
Martha Groome-bye
Nellie Ostheimer -bye.
Miss Hopkins-bye
Evelyn Sears-bye
Gertrude Ostheimer-bye
Marie Wagner-bye
Catherine McFadden-bye

Augusta Chapman-bye
Anita Clothier-bye
Clara Chase-bye
Natalie Wildey-bye
Agnes Groome d. Helen Hodge 6-2 6-2
Marie Wimer d. Claire Kulp 6-3 6-1
Natalie Elwyn d. Gertrude Fetterman default
Phyllis Green d. Matilda Borda 7-5 6-4

Edna Wildey d. Caroline Clothier 6-2 6-0
Mildred Wildey d. Marie Disston 6-4 6-4
Rachel Harlan d. Lucy Disston 6-3 6-4
Margaret Roberts d. Lucy Duhring 6-4 6-4
Maud Barger-Wallach-bye
Helen Rodgers-bye
Carrie Neely-bye
Louise Ostheimer-bye

Emily Scott-bye
Miss N. Williams-bye
Margaret Leroy-bye
Mary Sears-bye
Helen Pouch-bye
Miss B. Lewis-bye
Mary Coates-bye
Miss E Thompson-bye

2nd Round


E Ostheimer d. M Groome 6-2 7-5
N Ostheimer d. Hopkins 6-3 7-5
E Sears d. G Ostheimer 6-0 6-1
Wagner d. McFadden 6-3 6-0
Chapman d. Clothier 6-0 6-1
Chase d. N Wildey 3-6 8-6 7-5
Wimer d. A Groome 6-2 6-2
Green d. Elwyn 6-2 6-0

E Wildey d. M Wildey 6-2 6-1
Harlan d. Roberts 6-1 6-4
Barger-Wallach d. Rodgers 6-2 6-0
Neely d. L Ostheimer 6-3 6-1
Scott d. Williams 6-2 6-2
Leroy d. M Sears default
Helen Pouch d. Lewis 6-1 6-0
Coates d. Thompson 6-3 6-0

3rd Round

E Ostheimer d. N Ostheimer 6-2 6-1
E Sears d. Wagner 6-2 6-4
Chapman d. Chase 6-3 6-3
Green d. Wimer 4-6 6-4 6-2

Harlan d. E Wildey 6-4 6-2
Neely d. Barger-Wallach 6-2 8-10 6-4
Scott d. Leroy 6-3 6-1
Pouch d. Coates 6-2 6-4

Quarterfinals

E Sears d. E Ostheimer 6-1 6-1
Chapman d. Green 6-2 6-0
Neely d. Harlan 2-6 6-4 6-3
Pouch d. Scott 6-4 6-2

Semifinals

E Sears d. Chapman 6-2 6-1
Neely d. Pouch 8-6 7-5

Final

Evelyn Sears d. Carrie Neely 6-3 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=14 confirmed, 15 per Wright and Ditson)

1st Round

Clara Chase/Evelyn Sears-bye
Helen Rogers/ Marion Sharswood d. Elizabeth Ostheimer/Gertrude Ostheimer 6-4 9-11 6-3
Edna Wildey/Natalie Wildey d. Margaret LeRoy/Eugenia Wainright 6-1 6-1
Agnes Groome/Catherine McFadden d. Katherine Morris/E. Taylor 6-1 6-2

Carrie Neely/Marie Wimer d. Augusta Chapman/Helen Pouch 6-3 7-5
Helen Hodge/Miss Ross d. Caroline Clothier/Nellie Osteheimer 6-3 6-3
Anita Clothier/Martha Groome d. Miss Hopkins/Miss Martin 6-2 6-1
Marie Disston/Lucy Duhring-bye

Quarterfinals

Chase/Sears d Rogers/Sharswood ????
Wildey/Wildey d A Groome/McFadden 8-6 6-4
Neely/Weimer d Hodge/Ross 6-2 6-3
Clothier/M Groome d Disston/Duhring 6-4 6-4

Semifinals

Wildey/Wildey d Chase/Sears default
Neely/Wimer d Clothier/M. Groome 6-2 6-1

Final

Carrie Neely/Marie Wimer d. Edna Wildey/Natalie Wildey 6-1 2-6 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=20)

1st Round

Edna Wildey/Dean Mathey-bye
Matilda Borda/Alex Thayer-bye
Miss Cutter/William Jordan-bye
Claire Kulp/O. Olyphant-bye
Anita Clothier/HB Register-bye
Evelyn Howell/George Willing-bye
May Sayers/Wallace Johnson d. Agnes Groom/WH Rowland 6-4 6-8 6-4
Catherine McFadden/FE Dixon d. Rachel Harlan/Philip Hawk 6-3 7-5

Natalie Wildey/Herbert Morris Tilden d. Mary Coates/Arthur Jackson 6-4 6-4
Mrs FB Gilbert/Albert Hoskins d. Caroline Clothier/A. Porter 6-1 6-2
Elizabeth Rastall/RL James-bye
Martha Groome/FE Hood-bye
Margaret LeRoy/R. Thayer-bye
Gertrude Fetterman/RN Brookfield-bye
Marie Wagner/Edward Dewhurst (Aus)-bye
Augusta Chapman/Nat Niles-bye

2nd Round

E Wildey/Mathey d. Borda/A. Thayer 6-2 6-2
Cutter/Jordan d. Kulp/Olyphant 6-3 6-1
A Clothier/Register d. Howell/Willing 6-2 3-6 7-5
Sayres/Johnson d McFadden/Dixon 6-3 6-3

N Wildey/Tilden d Gilbert/Hoskins 6-2 4-6 6-3
Rastall/James d. Groome/Hood 6-2 6-1
LeRoy/R Thayer d. Fetterman/Brookfield 6-2 6-4
Wagner/Dewhurst d. Chapman/Niles 6-2 7-5

Quarterfinals

E Wildey/Mathey d. Cutter/Johnson ????
Sayres/Johnson d Clothier/Register 6-2 4-6 6-3
N Wildey/Tilden d Rastall/James ????
Wagner/Dewhurst d LeRoy/R Thayer 6-4 6-2

Semifinals

Sayres/Johnson d. E Wildey/Mathey 6-4 6-2
N Wildey/Tilden d Wagner/Dewhurst 6-1 2-6 6-4

Final

May Sayres/Wallace Johnson d. Natalie Wildey/Herbert Morris Tilden 6-1 7-5

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Draw Notes
:

Missing 2 QF results in the Mixed doubles-probable defaults

Mary Coates was from Philadelphia.
Mrs. Thomas Elwyn Natalie Jenness (Source: 1908 Philadelphia Social Register). She played for Philadelphia CC.
Agnes Groome played for Merion CC.
Albert Hoskins was President of the Belmont CC.
May Sayres was from Merion CC.
Emily Scott was from New York.
Mary Sears also listed as May Sears. She was from Philadelphia and not related to Evelyn.
Marion Sharswood (Spalding) is listed as Margaret Sharwood by The Philadelphia Record

Spalding and all other sources use W Morris Tilden-but he was known as Herbert Morris Tilden, older brother of legendary Bill Tilden.

Missing full names for:

Miss Cutter (mixed doubles)
Mrs FB Gilbert (mixed doubles)
Miss Hopkins played for Philadelphia CC
Miss B. Lewis played for Philadelphia CC
Miss Martin (doubles only)
Miss E. Taylor (doubles only)
Miss E Thompson played for Philadelphia CC
Miss N. Williams

Missing male first names for:


RN Brookfield
FE Dixon (who attended Princeton)
FE Hood
RL James (who played for Belmont CC)
O. Olyphant (Oliphant according to the Philadelphia Record)
A Porter
HB Register(who attended the University of Pennsylvania)
WH Rowland
R Thayer

Rachel Harlan on the clubhouse court in 1907



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Sources
:

The Philadelphia Record

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en

1908 Spalding Tennis Guide. [pages 123-125. It also lists the clubs each woman represented]

1908 Wright and Ditson Tennis Guide [pages 76-77 and 96-102]

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?...iew=1up;seq=13


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Summary:

Defending champion Helen Homans will not attempt to defend her title. She is too busy preparing for her wedding to Marshall McLean, which takes place during the championships.

All the women were from the east except for Carrie Neely of Cincinnati. The best American female, May Sutton, is competing at Wimbledon. Bostonian socialite Evelyn Sears wins. Sears is left-handed-making her the first left-handed grand slam singles champion. (June 29, p 10 of the PR).

Family ties were prominent-there were 2 Groome sisters, 3 Wildey sisters (Edna, Mildred, and Nathalie) and an even bigger gaggle of Ostheimers, with 4 sisters in all: Elizabeth ("Bessie"), Gertrude, Louise, and Nellie. This may well be a record for a what are now considered major events.

In the third round Neely had a tough time with frail Newport socialite Maud Barger-Wallach, who took the second set 10-8. In the last set Maud got a cramp in her arm. When Maud fell to the ground many spectators and officials ran on court to help. Play was stopped several minutes "til she recovered", as Neely resolutely turned down an offer of a default. When play resumed Neely finished off her tired foe. Maud won the title in 1908 and often played with her doctor present courtside! This was the match of the tournament.

Neely used her endurance to turn the tide in a three set quarterfinal win over Rachel Harlan. Harlan ran Neely off the court in the first set with cross court shots but ran out of steam as Carrie won 2-6 6-4 6-3. Rachel waits for her opponents to miss, so when Carrie resorted to the same style points went on forever. "Miss Neely was more aggressive at the critical moments" declared The Record.

Sears easily bested Mrs Chapman in one semi to await the winner of Neely and Mrs Pouch. The other semi was held two days later due to rain. Starting in the morning, Carrie prevailed in two tough sets before lunch. When the committee asked her to play the final in the afternoon she balked. Officials were ready to default Neely, but Sears gallantly refused to take the title under such circumstances. This put the final off until Monday.

With two day's restNeely's decision to delay the final looked wise, as she won the first 3 games. Then the tide turned as Sears ran Neely to the corners with cross court drives that prevented Carrie from gaining the net. Sears often hit winners off of the service return, quickly gaining six consecutive games for the set. Neely never recovered and Sears waltzed to a 6-3 6-2 victory on the strength of her forehand and the ability to run like a rabbit. 'The Champion [Miss Sear] does not come in to the net at all, and her backhand is surprisingly weak.' (Wright and Ditson)

Wimer's clever volleying tipped the scales in a close doubles final. Tactics also played a role, as Neely and Wimer hit many winners down the alleys after first hitting to the middle against the Wildey sisters. Evelyn Sears felt she had to default in the doubles due to exhaustion from singles.

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1908

Dates: June 22-June 29
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon Heights, Chesnut Hill (St. Martins), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=57, plus holder )

Holder Evelyn Sears "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

1st Round


Gertrude Hollis-bye
Louise Ostheimer-bye
Erna Marcus-bye
Helen Pouch d. Marie Lavino 6-1 6-0
Elizabeth McCarthy d. Elizabeth Taylor default
Louise Hammond d. Mary Pilling 6-3 6-1
Elsie Ross d. Catherine McFadden default
Edith Rotch d. Clare Cassel default

Clare Johnson d. Clara Kutroff 7-5 2-0 retired (fainted in broiling heat)
Clover Miles d. Mrs CA Fry 6-0 6-1
Matilda Borda d. Clara Chase 4-6 6-3 6-2
Margaret Curtis d. Catherine Morris 6-2 6-2
Maud Barger-Wallach d. Helen Alexander 6-0 6-1
Emily Scott d. Augusta Chapman default
Natalie Wildey d. Helen Dodge 7-5 9-7
Mary Coates d. Eugenia Wainwright 4-6 6-3 6-1

Edna Wildey d. Merion Cresswell default
Elsie Little d. Miss C Henry 6-0 6-1
Margaret Johnson d. Margaret Roberts 6-2 6-3
Miriam Steever d. Marie Aufermann 6-3 1-6 6-1
Margaret LeRoy d. Elizabeth Keen 6-3 6-0
Esther Smith d. Mrs Frederick Kennedy 6-1 6-1
Blanche Bumstead d. Helen Rodgers 6-2 6-2
Eleanor Cohen d. Louise Colton 7-5 6-4

Marie Wagner d. Anna Cutter default
Nellie Ostheimer d. Alida Fox default
Mary Merrick d. Agnes Hutchinson default
Marion Swords d. Julia Lewis default
Eleanor Hopkins-bye
Carrie Neely-bye
Miss Tausig-bye
Elizabeth Ostheimer-bye

2nd Round

L Ostheimer d. Hollis 6-2 6-1
Pouch d. Marcus 6-3 6-1
Hammond d. McCarthy 2-6 6-1 6-3
Rotch d. Ross 6-0 6-1
Miles d. C Johnson 6-1 7-5
Borda d. Curtis 2-6 6-3 6-3
Barger-Wallach d. Scott 6-2 6-3
N Wildey d. Coates 1-6 6-2 6-3

E Wildey d. Little 10-8 6-3
Johnson d. Steever 6-4 7-9 6-4
LeRoy d. Smith 6-2 0-6 6-3
Cohen d. Bumstead 7-5 1-0 retired
Wagner d. N Ostheimer 6-0 6-0
Swords d. Merrick 6-4 6-3
Carrie Neely d. Hopkins 6-3 6-1
E Ostheimer d. Tausig 6-3 6-1

3rd Round

Pouch d. L. Ostheimer 6-3 7-5
Rotch d. Hammond 6-2 6-2
Borda d. Miles 6-4 6-3
Barger-Wallach d. N Wildey 6-4 6-3

M Johnson d. E Wildey 3-6 7-5 6-2
Cohen d. LeRoy 6-3 6-3
Wagner d. Swords 6-2 6-1
Neely d. E Ostheimer 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinals

Rotch d. Pouch 2-6 7-5 6-1
Barger-Wallach d. Borda 6-3 6-2
M. Johnson d. Cohen 8-6 6-2
Wagner d. Neely 6-4 4-6 7-5

Semifinals

Barger-Wallach d. Rotch 6-2 6-4
Wagner d. M. Johnson 7-5 6-2

All Comer's Final

Maud Barger-Wallach d. Marie Wagner 4-6 6-1 6-3

Challege Round

Maud Barger-Wallach d. Evelyn Sears (holder) 6-2 1-6 6-3

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Doubles (Draw=20)


Preliminary Round

Marie Aufermann/Esther Smith-bye
Helen Dodge/Mary Pilling-bye
Eleanor Cohen/Edith Rotch d. Clare Cassel/Louise Colton default
Margaret Curtis/Evelyn Sears-bye
Edna Marcus/Clover Miles-bye
Margaret Roberts/Helen Rodgers-bye
Edna Wildey/Natalie Wildey d. Matilda Borda/Katherine Morris 6-0 6-2
Bessie Moore/Helen Pouch d. Mary Merrick/Elsie Ross 7-5 6-0

Louise Hammond/Elsie Little-bye
Elizabeth McCarthy/Marie Wagner-bye
Helen Alexander/Miss Disston-bye
Elizabeth Ostheimer/Louise Ostheimer-bye
Miss Fleming/Emily Weaver-bye
Margaret LeRoy/Eugenia Wainwright d. Margaret Johnson/Miss Souther default
Anna Cutter/Mrs Frank Kennedy-bye
Carrie Neely/Miriam Steever-bye

1st Round

Auferman/Smith d. Dodge/Pilling 6-1 6-4
Curtis/Sears d. Cohen/Rotch 6-2 6-2
Marcus/Miles d. Roberts/Rodgers 6-0 6-1
Wildey/Wildey d. Moore/Pouch 3-6 6-3 6-2

Hammond/Little d. McCarthy/Wagner 6-3 5-7 6-0
Ostheimer/Ostheimer d. Alexander/Disston 6-2 6-4
Fleming/Weaver d. LeRoy/Wainwright 6-0 6-4
Neely/Steever d. Cutter/Kennedy 6-0 6-4

Quarterfinals

Curtis/Sears d. Aufferman/Smith 6-0 6-4
Wildey/Wildey d. Marcus/Miles 6-4 7-5
Hammond/Little d. Ostheimer/Ostheimer 6-2 6-2
Neely/Steever d. Fleming/Weaver 6-1 7-5

Semifinals


Curtis/Sears d. Wildey/Wildey 6-3 6-1
Neely/Steever d. Hammond/Little 1-6 7-5 6-2

Final

Margaret Curtis/Evelyn Sears d. Carrie Neely/Miriam Steever 6-3 5-7 9-7

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=27)

1st Round

Edith Rotch/Nat Niles-bye
Elsie Little/John Carpenter-bye
Evelyn Sears/Alfred Dabney d. Blanche Bumstead/Edward Dewhurst (Aus) 5-7 6-2 6-1
Catherine McFadden/WS Thomson d. Clare Cassel/C Atherton 6-3 5-7 6-3
Maud Barger-Wallach/Beals Wright d. Mrs Krumbhaar/Mr Krumbhaar default
Louise Colton/Alex Thayer d. Marie Wagner/default
Clara Kutroff/Herbert Morris Tilden d. Helen Pouch/William Pouch 4-6 6-4 6-3

Clover Miles/Irving Wright d. Mrs Henry/WH Stroud 6-0 6-1
Clare Johnson/Wallace Johnson d. Anna Cutter/partner default
Margaret LeRoy/R Thayer d. Margaret Curtis/partner default
Edna Wildey/Dean Mathey d. Margaret Johnson/WH Rowland 6-4 6-3
Miss Yarnell/R Evans d. Emily Weaver/Spencer Weaver default
Louise Hammond/Raymond Little-bye
May Sayres/HB Register-bye
Marie Lavino/WM Stewart 3rd-bye

2nd Round

Rotch/Niles d. Little/Carpenter 6-3 6-3
Sears/Dabney d. McFadden/Thompson 6-3 7-5
Barger-Wallach/B Wright d. Colton/A Thayer 6-1 6-1
N Wildey/WM Tilden d. Kutroff/HM Tilden default

Miles/I Wright d. C Johnson/Johnson 2-6 6-4 7-5
E Wildey/Mathey d/ LeRoy/R Thayer 6-3 6-3
Hammond/Little d. Yarnell/Evans 6-1 6-0
Sayres/Register d. Lavino/Stewart 5-7 6-1 7-5

Quarterfinals

Rotch/Niles d. Sears/Dabney 6-2 6-1
Barger-Wallach/B Wright d. N Wildey/WM Tilden 6-3 6-2
Miles/I Wright d. E Wildey/Mathey 3-6 6-4 6-1
Hammond/Little d. Sayres/Register 6-2 6-3

Semifinals

Rotch/Niles d. Barger-Wallach/B Wright 6-3 6-3
Hammond/Little d. Miles/I Wright 5-7 6-4 6-0

Final

Edith Rotch/Nat Niles d. Louise Hammond/Raymond Little 6-4 4-6 6-4

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Draw notes:

Helen Alexander represents the Philadelphia CC.
Mrs Walter A Auffermann is from Staten Island
Mrs CW Bumstead (nee Blanche Roberts) is from Englewood, New Jersey.
Louise Colton is from Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Margaret Curtis is from Boston.
Mrs Kern Dodge (nee Helen P Greene) represents Merion CC.
Mrs CA Fry is from the Philadelphia CC.
Clare Johnson is from Overbrook (Claire is also used)
Elizabeth Keen was from Belmont CC.
Mrs Frederick Kennedy was from Merion CC
Mrs George Lavino (nee Marie L Denegre) played for the Philadelphia Cricket Club
Mrs AH McCarthy (nee Elizabeth Larned) is from Plainfield, New Jersey and is a member of the West Side TC.
Mrs AG Miles of New York=nee Clover Boldt

Mary Pilling plays for Merion CC
Miss Elsie P. Ross is from the Philadelphia CC. Her address is on Cliveden Ave.
Esther Smith is from Nyack, NY
Miss Souther is from Staten Island
Miraim Steever the doubles finalist is wrongly given as Stoever in some papers.
Marion Swords was from Morris County, New Jersey.
Elizabeth Taylor is from the Philadelphia CC

Missing full names for
:

Mrs CW Bumstead
Mrs Kern Dodge
Mrs CS Fry
Miss C Henry
Mrs Frederick Kennedy
Miss Tausig

W Morris Tilden and Herbert Morris Tilden are two distinct players. See: The sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, June 24, 1908, Page 7, Image 7 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis, Volume 2 (1908), issue 4, July 1

1909 Wright and Ditson Lawn Tennis Guide, pages 83-88
The New York Tribune

Utilize:Boyd's Blue Book: A Directory from Selected Streets of Philadelphia and Surroundings (can access online-has list of Philly Club members)

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Summary:

A record 57 ladies send in forms for the singles. Most of the women stay at the Chenut Hill Academy (formerly Wissahickon Inn), which is right near the gate to the Philadelphia Cricket Club.

The large entry prompts the organizers to put matches out in the mornings as well as the afternoon. Severe heat contributed to several defaults early on. Miss Clara Kutroff had to retire after fainting on court.

Mrs Maud Barger-Wallach has no real power to speak of. This is offset by her determined steadiness, which wears down many more talented adversaries. She moved through the draw to the finals.

Marie Wagner awaited, and won the first set of the semi by her more forceful play at 6-4. The effort spent tired her, however, and Barger-Wallach reversed matters and nabbed the last two sets 6-1 6-3.

Most believed that the holder Evelyn Sear would make quick work of Barger-Wallach in the Challenge Round. Service counted for little, and all the match was contested from the baseline. 15 and 20 shot rallies were common. After splitting sets the ladies took a break. The third set was a corker. Mrs Barger-Wallach squeezed past Sears 6-3 in the decider to become the new US Ladies Champion.

A discussion of ladies ages is taboo in 1908. Posterity records Mrs Barger-Wallach is aged 38. Only Molla Mallory (aged 42 on winning in 1926) is an older US Women's singles champion.

The doubles final ends at 9-7 in the last set. No doubt it was more exciting than the singles, as all 4 women actually volleyed.

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1909 UNITED STATES WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 21-26
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon (Chesnut Hill) , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=32, plus holder)

*Holder Maud Bargar-Wallach "sits out" until challenge round.

1st Round

Emily Scott d. Sophie Schenck 6-1 6-1
Elizabeth Ostheimer d. Miss H. E. Mills 6-4 6-2
Helen Pouch d. Alice Entz 6-2 6-4
Hazel Hotchkiss d. Annette Rankine 6-0 6-0
Lily Newhall d. Margaret Tidball default
Edith Rotch d. Dorothy Green 6-2 6-4
Dorothy Disston d. Clara Kutroff default
Alice Day d. Edith Schenck 6-0 6-0

Clara Chase d. Lucy Disston 8-6 6-1
Lois Moyes (Can) d. Marion Creswell 6-1 6-1
Margaret Roberts d. Helen Rodgers 6-1 6-2
Emily Weaver d. Katherine Morris 6-2 6-3
Marie Wagner d. Marie Disston 6-1 6-1
Gwendolyn Rees d. Helen Alexander 6-1 6-1
Louise Hammond d. Helen Deshler 6-2 6-2
Claire Johnson d. Augusta Chapman default

2nd Round

Scott d. Ostheimer 6-2 6-0
Hotchkiss d. Pouch 6-4 6-2
Rotch d. Newhall 6-0 6-1
Day d. D Disston 6-1 6-1

Moyes d. Chase 6-4 6-2
Roberts d. Weaver 6-4 6-0
Rees d. Wagner 8-6 3-6 retired (heat illness)
Hammond d. Johnson 6-0 3-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

Hotchkiss d. Scott 6-3 6-0
Rotch d. Day 6-1 6-0
Moyes d. Roberts 6-1 8-6
Hammond d. Rees 6-4 6-1

Semifinals

Hotchkiss d. Rotch 6-2 7-5
Hammond d. Moyes 6-0 6-2

All Comers Final


Hazel Hotchkiss d. Louise Hammond 6-8 6-1 6-4

Challenge Round

Hazel Hotchkiss d. Maud Barger-Wallach 6-0 6-1



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Doubles (Draw=12)

1st Round

Clara Kutroff/Emily Weaver-bye
Lily Newhall/Margaret Yarnall-bye
Margaret Roberts/Helen Rogers d. Alice Day/Annette Rankine 6-2 6-2
Dorothy Green/Lois Moyes (Can) d. Gwendolyn Rees/Elizabeth Ostheimer 4-6 6-4 6-1

Hazel Hotchkiss/Edith Rotch d. Louise Hammond/Elsie Little 6-3 2-6 6-2
Eliza Fox/Beatrice Morgan d. Kate Schley/Mrs G. F. Taylor default
Claire Johnson/Helen Pouch-bye
Lucy Disston/Marie Disston-bye

Quarterfinals


Kutroff/Weaver d Newhall/Yarnall 4-6 6-1 6-3
Green/Moyes d Roberts/Rogers 7-5 6-4
Hotchkiss/Rotch d Fox/Morgan 6-1 6-2
Johnson/Pouch d Disston/Disston 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Green/Moyes d Kutroff/Weaver 6-1 7-9 6-4
Hotchkiss/Rotch d Johnson/Pouch 6-1 6-2

Final

Hazel Hotchkiss/Edith Rotch d. Dorothy Green/Lois Moyes 6-1 6-1.

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=14)

1st Round

Lily Newhall/Ralph Coleman-bye
Dorothy Green/Albert Simmonds d. Eliza Fox/John Stoever 6-3 6-2
Louise Hammond/Raymond Little d. Elsie Little/G. Gordon 6-1 6-1
Dorothy Disston/Charles Fraley d. Margaret Yarnall/Rowland Evans 8-6 6-8 6-3

Edith Rotch/Nat Niles d. Anna Krumbhaar/Fitz Eugene Newbold default
Hazel Hotchkiss/Wallace Johnson d Lucy Duhring/F. S Whittaker 6-1 6-0
Lois Moyes (Can)/Alex Thayer d. Helen Pouch/William Pouch 6-3 8-6
Claire Johnson/Edward Dewhurst-bye

Quarterfinals

Green/Simmonds d Newhall/Coleman 7-5 5-7 6-2
Hammond/Little d Disston/Fraley 6-3 6-0
Hotchkiss/Johnson d Rotch/Niles 6-3 6-2
Johnson/Dewhurst d Moyes/Thayer 9-7 6-2

Semifinals

Hammond/Little d. Green/Simmonds 6-2 6-0
Hotchkiss/Johnson d Johnson/Dewhurst 6-1 4-6 6-4

Final

Hazel Hotchkiss/Wallace Johnson d Louise Hammond/Raymond Little 6-2 6-0

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Draw notes:

There were 3 Disston sisters in this event.

Helen Deshler is from New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Alice Entz (nee Samuels)=Mrs TB Entz
Claire Johnson is the younger sister of Wallace Johnson.
Anna Krumbhaar=Mrs Charles H. Krumbhaar.
Mrs Helen Pouch=nee Helen Homans
Annette Rankine=Mrs W. (William) B. Rankine is from New Canaan, Connecticut.
Gwendolyn Rees is from St. Paul, Minnesota.
Mrs Margaret Roberts is from Philadelphia
Edith M Schenck is from New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is likely to be the sister-in-law of Mrs Warren Schenck.
Sophie Schrenck =Mrs Warren R Schenck=nee Sophie Kirkpatrick. Md circa 1895. https://books.google.com/books?id=dx...elphia&f=false
Kate Schley= Mrs Reeve Schley
Emily Scott is from New York.
Margaret Tidball is from Fort Monroe, Virginia.

Ralph Elliott Coleman (1888-1910) attended Yale. He killed himself in 1910.
Rowland Evans Jr (1889-1975) belonged to Merion CC
Fitz Eugene Newbold=F. E. Newbold. Born in 1893, he was the son of the famous player Arthur Newbold.
Albert P. Simmonds was a Yale graduate, class of 1896. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Simmonds
John L. Stoever was from Philadelphia.

Missing Female Names

Miss H. E. Mills plays for the Philadelphia Cricket Club
Mrs G.F. Taylor (The New York Tribune calls her Mrs Tyler)

Missing Male Names

G. Gordon
F. S Whittaker

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Summary:

The entry not as large as in 1908-there was no preliminary round. On the first day the first two rounds were played. Californian Hazel Hotchkiss utterly dominates the field, walking off with the triple crown.

Earlier in the week it was unclear if the holder Mrs Barger-Wallach intended on playing the Challenge Round. As of the semifinals she still had not made a decision. She was practicing all week with male hitting partners. In the end she decided to play despite a recent illness.

Hazel waltzed through the early rounds. The other strong player was Louise Hammond. Luckily they were on opposite sides of the draw. In the All-Comer's final they produced a dilly of a match. Hammond passed Hotchkiss at net repeatedly in the first few games. Hazel hung back more than usual as a result, dropping the first set 6-8. Louise ran out of steam in set two and Hazel once more stormed the net to win it 6-1. Loiuse fell behind 1-3 in the last set. It was here she made her last stand, passing Hazel 5 times to level matters at 3 all. Hazel broke back to eek out a 6-4 victory.

In the Challenge Round she destroys Mrs Barger-Wallach, the defending champion. Hotchkiss drops only 6 points in the entire first set, concentrating on Maud's backhand. Leading 4-0 in the second set she allows the defender some pride by playing exclusively to Wallach's forehand. Mrs Wallach wins a game and the audience knowingly applauded Hazel for her sportsmanship.

Hazel Hotchkiss is so impressive that critics declare her the greatest ever player seen at the US Championships with the exception of possibly May Sutton.

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Sources:

New York Tribune
New York Times

1910-1911 Wright and Ditson Annual, pages 31 to 33. [photos of finalists on page 32.]

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Dates: June 20-25
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=28, plus holder)

Holder Hazel Hotchkiss "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

1st Round

Carrie Neely-bye
Clare Cassel-bye
Louise Hammond d. Margaret Tattersfield 6-2 6-1
Helen Pouch d. Mrs. WG Fischer 6-3 6-3
Connie Sullivan d. Lillie Cheston 6-0 6-3
Lucy Disston d. Caroline Stokes 6-1 6-1
Edith Rotch d. Dorothy Disston 6-2 6-2
Elizabeth Ostheimer d. Sophie Meredith 6-4 6-0

Clara Chase d. Mary Merrick 7-5 6-3
Edna Wildey d. H. E. Mills 6-2 6-1
Claire Oliphant d. B. Chanveau 6-2 6-2
Lois Moyes (Can) d. Nellie Ostheimer 6-2 6-2
Isabel Paul d. Mary Pilling 6-1 6-0
Adelaide Browning d. Beatrice Morgan 6-3 6-0
Dorothy Green-bye
Helen Alexander-bye

2nd Round

Neely d. Cassel 6-1 6-1
Hammond d. Pouch 6-1 6-3
Sullivan d. L. Disston 6-2 4-6 6-0
Rotch d. E. G. Ostheimer 6-2 6-2

Wildey d. Chase default
Moyes d. Oliphant 6-0 6-2
Browning d. Paul 7-5 6-2
Green d. Alexander 6-2 6-4

Quarterfinals

Hammond d. Neely 6-1 8-6
Rotch d. Sullivan 6-2 6-4
Wildey d. Moyes 6-3 6-4
Browning d. Green 3-6 6-3 6-2

Semifinals

Hammond d. Rotch 7-5 6-2
Browning d. Wildey 6-1 6-4

All Comers Final

Louise Hammond d. Adelaide Browning 6-2 6-4

Challenge Round


Hazel Hotchkiss (holder) d. Louise Hammond 6-4 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=13)


1st Round

Hazel Hotchkiss/Edith Rotch bye
Dorothy Green/Lois Moyes (Can) d. Marie Disston/Helen Rodgers 6-1 6-4
Christian Biddle/Isabel Drexel Paul d. Clare Cassel/Nellie Ostheimer 1-6 6-2 6-2
Mary Merrick/Elsie Ross d. Mrs. D. Griscolm/Anita Phipps 6-3 6-1

Meredith/Connie Sullivan d. Margaret Tattersfield/Marie Wiener 6-3 6-3
Adelaide Browning/Edna Wildey d. Helen Alexander/Elizabeth Ostheimer 6-2 6-2
Carrie Neely/Helen Pouch bye
Dorothy Disston/Lucy Disston bye

Quarterfinals

Hotchkiss/Rotch d. Green/Moyes 10-8 6-4
Biddle/Paul d. Merrick/Ross 6-2 6-4
Browning/Wildey d. Meredith/Sullivan 6-0 6-2
Neely/Pouch d. D Disston/L Disston 6-4 6-3

Semifinals

Hotchkiss/Rotch d. Biddle/Paul 6-2 6-4
Browning/Wildey d. Neely/Pouch 6-4 0-6 6-2

Final

Hazel Hotchkiss/Edith Rotch d. Adelaide Browning/Edna Wildey 6-4 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=18)


Preliminary Round

Helen Pouch/Russell Thayer d. Dorothy Disston/Charles Frailey 7-5 9-7
Edith Rotch/Wallace Johnson d. Marie Disston/Fitz Eugene Newbold 6-2 6-4

1st Round

Dorothy Green/Stanley Rogers d. Claire Oliphant/RE Townsend 6-2 6-1
Carrie Neely/LS Oliver d. May Sayers/WM Stewart 6-2 6-1
Lois Moyes (Can)/Alex Thayer d. Louise Hammond/HD Riley 5-7 6-2 6-4
Hazel Hotchkiss/Joseph Carpenter d. Pouch/Thayer 6-2 6-2

Edith Rotch/Wallace Johnson d. Gertrude Henry/MS Stroud default
Edna Wildey/Herbert Tilden d. Adelaide Browning/William Jordan 6-4 3-6 6-3
Connie Sullivan/John Neely d. Clare Cassel/FH Gibbs default
WW Biddle/Fitz Eugene Dixon d. Kinsler/CL Elliott 6-2 5-7 6-3

Quarterfinals

Neely/Oliver d. Green/Rogers 6-3 6-8 6-4
Hotchkiss/Carpenter d. Moyes/A Thayer 6-1 8-6
Wildey/Tilden d. Rotch/Johnson 3-6 6-1 12-10
Sullivan/Neely d. Biddle/Dixon 4-6 7-5 6-4

Semifinals

Hotchkiss/Carpenter d. Neely/Oliver 6-2 6-2
Wildey/Tilden d. Sullivan/Neely 6-3 6-1

Final

Hazel Hotchkiss/Joseph Carpenter d. Edna Wildey/Herbert Tilden 6-2 6-2

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Draw Notes:

Miss B. Chanveau played for Belmont CC.
Mrs A. J. Drexel Paul=nee Isabel Biddle.
Mrs. WG Fischer was a member of the Germantown Cricket Club.
Mrs. D. Griscolm perhpas married to Rodman E Griscom, a tennis official at Merion CC.
Hammond later married as Mrs. Raymond.
Hazel Hotchkiss=Hazel Wightman.
Sophie Meredith was from Richmond, Virginia.
Miss H. E. Mills was a member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club.
Claire Oliphant= Mrs Oliphant from Trenton, New Jersey.
Miss Pilling played for the Germantown Cricket Club.
Mrs. Pouch =1984 champ Helen Helwig
Margaret Tattersfield played for the Germantown Cricket Club.

Fitz Eugene Dixon usually listed as F. D. Dixon

Early draws list Miss Sayres, but other sources (such as Wikipedia) list it as Sayers.

Miss Biddle and Mrs Drexel Paul, doubles semifinalists, were sisters.

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis
The New York Times
1911 Wright and Ditson Annual.
pages 43-45.

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Summary:

American Lawn Tennis reported that there was "a lowering of class" as "many contenders of former years" were absent, especially May Sutton, who entered the Canadian singles then went back to California. Also missing were the 1907 and 1908 champs Evelyn Sears and Maud Barger-Wallach.

Miss Moyes the first ever Canadian female to make a slam quarterfinal.

Hazel plays "essentailly a man's game". She quickly overcame her finals opponent, the match lasting 34 minutes! The final was full or errors on both sides, especially in the opening set. Hazel served it out at 5-4 ahead after the game had been deuced once. Hazel picked things up in the second and ran away with the match.

In the ladies doubles the most excitement came in the quarters, where Green, who "played brilliantly at the barrier(net)" and Canadian Moyes, with her many aces, gave the champs a real fight.

After a short rest Miss Hotchkiss came out and won the Mixed for an impressive "Triple" in all 3 competitions.

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1911 UNITED STATES WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 12-18
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martin's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=40 plus holder )

*Holder Hazel Hotchkiss "sits out" until the challenge round final.

Preliminary Round

Clara Chase-bye
Teresa Kuser-bye
Carrie Hardy-bye
Effie Wheeler-bye
Elizabeth Ostheimer-bye
Clare Cassell-bye
Eleanora Sears-bye
Edith Katzenberg-bye

Flora Harvey-bye
Margaret Roberts-bye
Constance Warren-bye
Dorothy Disston-bye
Helen Alexander d. Maud Barger-Wallach default
Elizabeth Keen d. Marion Cresswell default
Elizabeth Fox d. Laura Pope 6-1 7-5
Edith Handy d. Gertrude Ostheimer 6-3 6-1

Lily Cheston d. Edith Rotch default
Nellie Ostheimer d. Marie Disston 6-4 6-1
Florence Sutton d. Dorothy Green 6-1 6-2
Edith Bunce d. Barbara Fleming 6-3 6-3
Edna Wildey-bye
Clara Kutroff-bye
Agnes Hutchinson-bye
Margaret Tattersfield-bye

Emily Bradbury-bye
Carrie Neely-bye
Adelaide Browning-bye
Lois Moyes (Can)-bye
Marie Wagner-bye
Beatrice Morgan-bye
Claire Oliphant-bye
Hannah Wright-bye

2nd Round

Chase d. Kuser 4-6 6-2 7-5
Hardy d. Wheeler default
E. Ostheimer d. Cassell 8-6 6-1
Sears d. Katzenberg 6-1 6-0
Harvey d. Roberts 6-2 6-1
Warren d. Disston 6-3 6-4
Alexander d. Keen 7-5 4-6 7-5
Fox d. Handy 5-7 8-6 6-1

Cheston d. N. Ostheimer 4-6 6-1 6-3
Sutton d. Bunce 6-0 6-1
Wildey d. Kutroff 6-2 6-4
Hutchinson d. Tottersfield 6-2 6-0
Bradbury d. Carrie Neely default
Browning d. Moyes 6-3 6-4
Wagner d. Morgan 6-1 6-3
Oliphant d. Wright 6-1 6-3

3rd Round

Hardy d. Chase 11-9 6-1
Sears d. E. Ostheimer 6-2 6-1
Warren d. Harvey 6-3 4-6 6-0
Handy d. Alexander 6-4 6-4

Sutton d. Cheston 6-0 6-4
Wildey d. Hutchinson 6-3 6-3
Browning d. Bradbury 6-0 6-3
Wagner d. Oliphant 6-2 6-1

Quarterfinals

Sears d. Hardy 6-2 6-2
Warren d. Handy 3-6 6-2 6-3
Sutton d. Wildey 6-1 6-3
Browning d. Wagner 6-3 3-6 6-2

Semifinals

Sutton d. Browning 6-3 6-2
Sears d. Warren 6-1 6-3

Final

Florence Sutton d. Eleonora Sears 6-2 6-1

Challenge Round

Hazel Hotchkiss (holder) d. Florence Sutton 8-10 6-1 9-7

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Doubles (14)

1st Round

Adelaide Browning/Edna Wildey-bye
Clare Cassel/Flora Harvey d. Edith Handy/Helen Pouch 6-3 7-6 retired
Clara Kutroff/Marie Wagner d. Clara Chase/Carrie Hardy 7-5 6-3
Dorothy Green/Florence Sutton d. Edith Bunce/Barbara Fleming 6-0 6-2

Elizabeth Ostheimer/Margaret Roberts d. Edith Katzenberg/N. Katzenberg 6-4 6-1
Eliza Fox/Constance Warren d. May Sayres/Edith Runk 7-5 6-4
Hazel Hotchkiss/Eleonora Sears d. Helen Alexander/Dorothy Disston 6-1 6-2
Bessie Moore/Lois Moyes (Can)-bye

Quarterfinals

Browning/Wildey d. Cassel/Harvey 7-5 6-4
Green/Sutton d. Kutroff/Wagner 7-5 6-2
Ostheimer/Roberts d. Fox/Warren 6-4 6-3
Hotchkiss/Sears d. Moore/Moyes 6-4 4-6 6-1

Semifinals

Green/Sutton d. Browning/Wildey 2-6 6-4 6-2
Hotchkiss/Sears d. Ostheimer/Roberts 6-2 6-1

Final

Hazel Hotchkiss/Eleonora Sears d. Dorothy Green/Florence Sutton 6-4 4-6 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=16)

1st Round

Eliza Fox/Joseph Thayer d. Marie Lavino/W. M. Stewart 6-2 6-1
Edith Handy/Percy Osbourne d. Dorothy Disston/Charles Frailey 6-4 6-1
Florence Sutton/Alex Thayer d. Lois Moyes (Can)/Bill Tilden 8-6 6-3
Hazel Hotchkiss/Wallace Johnson d. Clare Cassel/H. R. Von Weider default

Edna Wildey/Herbert Tilden d. Adelaide Browning/Clarence Jennings 6-3 6-3
Clara Kutroff/Lucius Landreth d. Laura Pope/Henry Bartow 8-6 6-4
Agnes Hutchison/Fritz Dixon d. Helen Alexander/Jack Disston 8-6 6-3
Eleanora Sears/Bill Clothier d. Dorothy Green/Richard Crozier 3-6 7-5 6-2

Quarterfinals

Handy/Osborne d. Fox/J. Thayer 6-4 6-2
Hotchkiss/Johnson d. Sutton/A. Thayer 6-4 3-6 8-6
Wildey/H. Tilden d. Kutroff/Landreth 6-1 8-6
Sears/Clothier d. Hutchison/Dixon 6-2 6-2

Semifinals

Hotchkiss/Johnson d.Handy/Osborne 6-1 6-1
Wildey/H. Tilden d. Sears/Clothier 4-6 6-3 6-2

Final

Hazel Hotchkiss/Wallace Johnson d. Edna Wildey/Herbert Tilden 6-4 6-4

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Draw Notes:

Wright and Ditson uses "Preliminary Round" for what the New York Times calls the first round.

Missing full names for:

Miss N. Katzenberg. Probably close female relative of Edith Katzenberg. Edith's only known sister was Elizabeth ("Bessie") D Katzenberg.

W. M. Stewart (a male player)
H. R. Von Weider (a male player)

Known names:

Helen Alexander represents the Philadelphia CC
Lily Cheston represents the Philadelphia CC
Marion Cresswell represents the Philadelphia CC
Barbara Fleming represents Plainfield in New York
Eliza Fox represents Germantown CC
Edith B. Handy is from Staten Island
Carrie Hardy=Mrs Wallington Hardy of Norfolk
Flora Harvey=Mrs Gilbert Harvey of Buffalo.
Agnes Hutchinson represents Germantown CC
Edith Katzenburg represents Philmont
Elizabeth Keen represents Belmont CC
Marie Lavino=Mrs George Lavino (nee Marie L Denegre)
Beatrice Morgan represents Germantown CC
Claire Oliphant (nee Kulp)=Mrs O. D. Oliphant from Trenton, New Jersey
Gertrude Ostheimer represents Huntington Valley (also called S. Ostheimer by Wright and Ditson)
Laura Pope=Mrs Robert A Pope
Margaret Tattersfield reprsents Germantown.
Effie Wheeler represents the Philadelphia CC
Constance Warren=Mrs Joseph Warren of Longwood CC.

Henry Bartow=H. B. Bartow
Richard Crozier=R. J. Crozier
Fritz Dixon=F. E. Dixon
Lucius Landreth=L. S. Landrath

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Sources:

The New York TimesWright and Ditson's Official Lawn Tennis Guide for 1912. (Pages 47-50)

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Summary:

Can anyone challenge defending Champion Hazel Hotchkiss? The usual answer is May Sutton, but May hasn't competed in this event since 1904. May's younger sister Florence does enter, however, and works her way to the final with ease. The final between Florence and was a dud. In the words of Wright's Tennis guide, "Miss Sutton was not up to her best. "Miss sears game was not up to her best, and she seemed disinclined to try her hardest." (p 48 Wright and Ditson)

The New York Times report on the final read: "In a match replete with sensational features, which kept the large crowd constantly on edge, Miss Hazel Hotchkiss, of Berkeley, Cal, this afternoon successfully defended her United States lawn tennis championship title.." Hazel eked out a close 10-8 opening set. The next chapter was short, with Hazel losing only 8 points the entire set after a 1-0 deficit to sweep the next 6 games.

Florence was able to do what so any others can't : namely to prevent Hazel from coming to the net. At 6-5 40-30 Florence held match point but could not break through. Hotchkiss resorted to lobbing at times in the 3rd set, often with success.

The Times reports that 1,000 people watched the women's final.

Rain put off the ladies doubles until the next day, June 18. When it was all over Hazel Hotchkiss reigned as triple champion, having won the singles, doubles, and mixed events.

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June 10 to 15 at Philadelphia. Draw of 35.

*Hazel Hotchkiss does not defend her title.
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Preliminary Round
Whitling d. Charlotte Cheston 6-3 6-2
Dorothy Green d. Mrs. Conserse 6-1 6-0
Eleonora Sears d. Nellie Ostheimer 6-1 6-0

First Round
Adelaide Browning d. Marion Cresswell 6-3 6-2
Helen Pouch d. Edith Katzenburg 6-0 5-7 6-1
Augusta Schmitz d. Gertrude Hollis 6-2 6-3
Mrs. Clothier d. Miss Walbridge default

Maud Barger-Wallach d. Lola Seeds 6-1 7-5
Mary Browne d. Eliza Fox 6-2 6-3
Marian Fenno d. Clara Chase 6-2 4-6 6-1
Green d. Whiting 6-2 6-2

El. Sears d. Dorothy Disston default
Mrs. Wainwright d. Christine Biddle 9-7 6-3
Helen Alexander d. Elizabeth Meehan 6-1 6-1
Elizabeth Ostheimer d. May Sayres 6-4 6-4

Effie Wheeler d. Mrs. C. A. Adams 7-5 0-6 6-4
A. Hensel d. Rachel Lotta 6-1 6-0
Mary Merrick d. Marianne Biddle 6-3 6-1
Louise Riddell Williams d. Miss E. Henzel 6-4 6-2

Second Round

Browne d. Barger-Wallach default
Fenno d. Green 6-3 4-6 6-3
Browning d. Pouch 6-4 6-3
Schmitz d. Clothier 6-0 6-0

El. Sears d. Wainwright 6-0 6-3
Alexander d. E. Ostheimer 3-6 7-5 6-4
Wheeler d. A. Hensel 8-6 4-6 7-5
Merrick d. Williams 6-4 6-2

Quarters
Browne d. Fenno 6-0 6-4
Browning d. Schmitz 6-1 10-8
El. Sears d. Alexander 6-2 6-2
Merrick d. Wheeler default

Semis
Browne d. Browning 6-4 3-6 9-7
El. Sears d. Merrick 5-7 6-0 6-2

Final
Browne d. El. Sears 6-4 6-2

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Preliminary Round
Elizabeth Moore/Pouch d. Fox/Sayres 6-3 6-3
Hopkins/J. Lewis d. Disston/M. Lewis 6-4 6-2

First Round
Moore/Pouch d. Converse/Ridgeway 6-0 6-0
Katzenburg/Kind d. Hopkins/J. Lewis 6-3 13-11
Dixon/Mrs.Sands d. Biddle/Mrs. Clothier 6-2 6-4
Cresswell/Whitling d. Mrs. C. W. Adams/N. Ostheimer 6-4 8-6
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Quarters
Fenno/El. Sears d. Hensel/E. Ostheimer 6-0 6-3
Barger-Wallach/Schmitz d. Moore/Pouch 6-2 7-5
Browne/Green d. Katzenburg/Kind 6-0 6-3
Cresswell/Whiting d. Dixon/Sands 6-1 7-5

Semis
Barger-Wallach/Schmitz d. Fenno/El. Sears 6-2 8-6
Browne/Green d. Cresswell/Whiting 6-4 6-3

Final
Browne/Green d. Barger-Wallach/Schmitz 6-3 5-7 6-0

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1913 UNITED STATES WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 9-16
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martin's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=36, plus holder)

Holder Mary Browne "sits out" until Challenge Round.

1st Round

Marion Cresswell-bye
Eleanor Hopkins-bye
Miss Talman-bye
Marion Toedt-bye
Edna Wildey-bye
Miss Hollis-bye
Dorothy Disston-bye
Eugenia Wainwright-bye

Isabel Paul-bye
Edith Katzenburg-bye
Miss M. Williams-bye
Miss Ross-bye
Eleanor Carey d. Mrs S. S. Hermann 8-6 6
Mabel Kerbaugh d. Miss Thompson 8-6 6-2
Flora Harvey d. Miss Allison 6-0 6-2

Dorothy Green d. Suzanne White 6-3 6-2
Miss Collins d. Miss Patterson 6-2 0-6 ??
Miss Henry-bye
Lucy Disston-bye
Ethel Herold-bye
Miss Porcher-bye
Molly Thayer-bye
Agnes Kennedy-bye

Helen Alexander-bye
Miss C. A. Biddle-bye
Clara Chase-bye
Miss Harrington-bye
Miss Law-bye
Louise Williams-bye
Ethel Clark-bye
Miss Welsh-bye

2nd Round

Cresswell d. Hopkins 6-0 6-0
Talman d. Toedt 3-6 6-0 6-2
Wildey d. Hollis 6-0 6-2
D. Disston d. Wainwright 3-6 6-3 6-4
Paul d. Katzenburg 6-3 6-1
M. Williams d. Ross 6-1 6-2
Harvey d. Kerbaugh 6-0 6-1
Carey d. Hermann 8-6 6-4

Green d. Collins 6-2 6-1
Henry d. L. Disston 6-4 8-6
Herold d. Porcher 6-2 6-1
Thayer d. Kennedy 6-3 6-3
Alexander d. Biddle 6-1 6-1
Chase d. Harrington 6-2 6-4
Williams d. Law 6-2 6-1
Clark d. Welsh 6-4 7-5

3rd Round

Cresswell d. Talman 6-2 6-2
Wildey d. D. Disston 6-1 6-1
Paul d. Williams 6-3 6-3
Harvey d. Carey default

Green d. Henry 6-3 6-0
Herold d. Thayer 16-14 6-2
Alexander d. Chase 6-2 7-5
Williams d. Clark 6-2 8-6

Quarterfinals

Wildey d. Cresswell 6-0 6-2
Paul d. Harvey 2-6 6-3 7-5
Green d. Herold 6-4 6-2
Williams d. Alexander 6-0 4-6 6-2

Semifinals

Wildey d. Paul 6-1 6-2
Green d. Williams 7-5 6-3

All Comers Final

Dorothy Green d. Edna Wildey 6-3 6-4

Challenge Round

Mary Browne (holder) d. Dorothy Green 6-2 7-5.

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Doubles (Draw=19)

1st Round

Dorothy Green/Edna Wildey-bye d.
Marion Cresswell/Flora Harvey-bye
Miss Baker/Agnes Kennedy-bye
Miss Henry/Miss A. Lewis-bye
Mrs Dixon/Mrs Harold A. Sands-bye
Miss M. Biddle/Molly Thayer-bye
Miss Harrington/Mrs S. S. Hermann-bye
Anna Krumbhaar/Helen Krumbhaar d. Clara Chase/Marion Toedt 6-3 6-4

Helen Alexander/Dorothy Disston d. Ethel Clark/Miss Thompson 7-5 6-8 6-4
Mabel Kerbaugh/Ethel Herold d. Eleanor Carey/Suzanne White 6-4 6-4
Lucy Disston/Miss Rodgers-bye
Eleanor Hopkins/Miss A. Lewis-bye
Miss C. A. Biddle/Isabel Paul-bye
Miss Hollis/Eugenia Wainwright-bye
Mrs Grant/Miss Taylor-bye
Mary Browne/Louise Williams-bye

2nd Round

Green/Wildey d. Cresswell/Harvey 6-1 6-2
Baker/Kennedy d. Henry/Lewis 7-5 6-3
Dixon/Sands d. M. Biddle/Thayer 6-2 6-3
Krumbhaar/Krumbhaar d. Harrington/Hermann 6-3 8-6

Alexander/D. Disston d. Herold/Kerbaugh 7-9 6-4 6-3
L. Disston/Rodgers d. Hopkins/Lewis 6-3 7-5
C. Biddle/Paul d. Hollis/Wainwright 6-4 6-4
Browne/Williams d. Grant/Taylor 6-0 6-0

Quarterfinals

Green/Wildey d. Baker/Kennedy 6-0 6-0
Dixon/Sands d. Krumbhaar/Krumbhaar 1-6 6-4 6-3
Alexander/D. Disston d. L.Disston/Rodgers 6-1 8-6
Browne/Williams d. C.Biddle/Paul 6-4 6-3

Semifinals

Green/Wildey d. Dixon/Sands 6-3 6-4
Browne/Williams d. Alexander/D. Disston 6-1 6-2

Final

Mary Browne/Louise Williams d. Dorothy Green/Edna Wildey 12-10 2-6 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=21)

1st Round

Suzanne White/Rowland Evans-bye
Edna Wildey/Herbert Tilden-bye
Dorothy Disston/Charles Fraley-bye
Amelia Douglas/George Hofstetter-bye
Eleanor Carey/Alex Thayer-bye
Mary Browne/Bill Tilden d. May Coates/Frederick Kirkland default
Isabel Paul/Harold Sands d. Helen Alexander/Joseph Rowland 8-6 6-1
Louise Williams/William Tilden d. Anna Krumbhaar/Fitz Eugene Newbold 6-3 6-4

Eugenia Wainwright/Joseph Carpenter d. Miss Hollis/Charles Jennings 6-3 7-5
Mrs Grant/Jacob Disston-bye
Ethel Clark/Joseph Thayer-bye
Dorothy Green/Charles Rogers d. Lily Cheston/Radcliffe Cheston 6-1 6-2
Miss Baker/Albert Kennedy-bye
Miss Thompson/H. Houston-bye
Mrs Harold A. Sands/Walter Thompson-bye
Helen Krumbhaar/Fitz-Eugene Dixon-bye

2nd Round

White/Evans d. Wildey/H. Tilden 0-6 12-10 6-3
Disston/Fraley d. Douglas/Hofstetter 6-0 6-4
Browne/B Tilden d. Carey/A. Thayer 6-2 6-0
Paul/Sands d. Williams/W. Tilden 6-3 6-8 6-0

Wainwright/Carpenter d. Grant/Disston 6-2 6-2
Green/Rodgers d. Clark/J. Thayer 6-0 6-3
Baker/Kennedy d. Thompson/Houston 6-4 6-3
Sands/Thompson d. H. Krumbhaar/Dixon 6-1 7-9 6-4

Quarterfinals

White/Evans d. Disston/Fraley 7-9 6-1 6-4
Browne/B Tilden d. Paul/Sands 4-6 6-0 6-2
Green/Rodgers d. Wainwright/Carpenter 6-3 8-6
Baker/Kennedy d. Sands/Thompson 6-4 3-6 6-4

Semifinals

Browne/B Tilden d. White/Evans 6-2 2-6 6-4
Green/Rodgers d. Baker/Kenndey 6-0 6-4

Final

Mary Browne/Bill Tilden d. Dorothy Green/CS Rodgers 7-5 7-5

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Draw Notes:

The singles and doubles finals were held on June 14-the mixed on the 16th.

None of the usual sources are very helpful this yrar in providing full names or even initials.

Missing full names for:

Miss Allison
Miss C. A. Biddle (or Middle)
Miss M. Biddle
Miss Collins
Mrs Dixon may=Mrs George Dallas Dixon, nee Agnes Groome
Mrs Grant is from the Philadelphia CC
Miss Harrington
Miss Henry probably=Elizabeth or Gertrude H. Henry.
Mrs S. S. Hermann is from Merion
Miss Hollis
Miss Law is from Merion
Miss Patterson
Miss Porcher (or perhaps Parcher)
Miss Rodgers
Miss Ross played for Germantown
Mrs Harold A. Sands (in mixed with her husband)
Miss Talman played for Belfield.
Miss Taylor is from the Philadelphia CC
Miss Thompson
Miss Walsh (or perhaps Welch or Welsh)
Miss M. Williams played for Merion.

Missing Male Names for:

H. Houston.

Full names with comments:

May Coates represented Merion CC.
Flora Harvey=Mrs Gilbert Harvey
Agnes C. Kennedy represented the Philadelphia CC.
Anna Krumbhaar=Mrs C. H. Krumbhaar.
Helen Krumbhaar=Mrs Edward Krumbhaar
Marion Toedt is from Pasadena

Jacob Disston is Dorothy and Lucy's brother.
Charles Jennings=Charles Borromeo Jennings of Chesnut Hill
William Tilden=W. M (William Morris) Tilden of Chesnut Hill. Brothers Bill and Herbert Tilden were from Germantown.

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Sources:

The New York Times
Spaldings Official Lawn Tennis Annual for 1914 (courtesy of AndrewTas)
1914 Wright and Ditson Annual. [pages 55-57]

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Summary:

Mary Browne repeats as champion. The NYT report on the final read: "The championship in singles was more closely contested than expected. Miss Green pushed the champion hard, especially in the second set. Neither player appeared at her best, due in a great measure to the extreme heat. Miss Browne's game seemed to lack the snap and dash which was the feature of her play in the Philadelphia and Eastern States tournament a week ago.

All through the match Miss Green hit the ball fully as hard as the Californian player, and as long as she could keep her her oponent to her own style of back court game, the Philadelphian played even. But when the champio suceeded in taking her stand at net she had Miss Green at her mercy."

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1914

Dates: June 8-13
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martin's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=45, plus holder)

*Holder Mary Browne "sits out" until the Challenge Round

1st Round

Marie Wagner-bye
Theresa Kuser-bye
Ethel Smith-bye
Lily Cheston-bye
Carrie Neely-bye
Ethel Herold-bye
Eleanor Hopkins-bye
Mildred Patton-by

Elizabeth Smucker-bye
Molly Thayer d. Gertrude Henry 6-2 4-6 6-0
Alberta Weber d. Clara Chase 6-3 7-5
Louise Raymond d. Dorothy Disston 6-0 6-2
Connie Sullivan d. Kitty Brinton 6-1 6-3
Barbara Lewis d. Margaret Walbridge 2-6 7-5 6-2
Miss ME Wilcox d. Elizabeth Henry 6-3 2-6 6-3
Clara Cassebeer d. Eliza Fox 7-5 6-0

Isabel Pendleton d. Mary Williams 6-1 6-1
Sarah Neilson d. Adelaide Collins 3-6 6-3 6-1
Susanne White d. Edna Wildey default
Mabel Kerbaugh d. Elizabeth Ostheimer 8-6 4-6 6-2
Mary Coates d. Lucy Duhring 6-2 6-3
Margeretta Myers d. Edith Katzenburg 6-3 6-4
Hannah Wright-bye
Helen Alexander-bye

Ann Sheafe-bye
Angela Douglas-bye
Louise Williams-bye
Edythe Beard-bye
Eleanor Carey-bye
Florence Ballin-bye
Clare Cassel-bye
Elise Hopkins-bye

2nd Round

Wagner d. Kuser 6-3 6-1
Smith d. Cheston 6-4 6-0
Neely d. Herold 6-2 6-4
Hopkins d. Patton 6-0 6-8 6-1
Thayer d. Smucker 6-2 6-1
Raymond d. Weber 6-0 6-0
Sullivan d. Lewis 6-1 6-2
Cassebeer d. Wilcox default

Pendleton d. Neilson 6-0 6-0
White d. Keybaugh 6-4 4-6 6-2
Myers d. Coates 6-0 6-1
Wright d. Alexander 13-11 7-5
Sheafe d. Douglas 6-2 6-4
Williams d. Beard 6-2 5-7 9-7
Carey d. Ballin default
Cassel d. Hopkins default

3rd Round

Wagner d. Smith 6-2 6-2
Neely d. Hopkins 6-1 6-0
Raymond d. Thayer 6-1 6-8 6-0
Sullivan d. Cassebeer 8-6 6-4

Pendleton d. White 6-3 6-1
Myers d. Wright 6-3 6-1
Sheafe d. Williams 8-6 6-3
Cassel d. Carey 7-5 6-4

Quarterfinals

Wagner d. Neely 6-2 6-3
Raymond d. Sullivan 4-6 6-2 6-1
Pendleton d. Myers 6-2 6-1
Cassel d. Sheafe 4-6 6-4 6-1

Semifinals

Wagner d. Raymond 6-4 6-4
Cassel d. Pendleton 6-2 6-1

All Comers Final

Marie Wagner d. Clare Cassel 6-1 7-5

Challenge Round

Mary Browne (holder) d. Marie Wagner 6-2 1-6 6-1

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Doubles (Draw=20)

1st Round

Bessie Moore/Edythe Beard-bye
Lily Cheston/Elizabeth Henry-bye
Dorothy Disston/Eliza Fox-bye
Elizabeth Ostheimer/Ethel Smith-bye
Carrie Neely/Connie Sullivan-bye
Clare Cassel/Marie Wagner d. Gertrude Henry/Isabel Pendleton 6-8 6-3 6-3
Clara Cassebeer/Alberta Weber d. Mrs Brant/Margaret Taylor 6-1 6-2
Mary Browne/Louise Williams d. May Fleisher/Miss Hirsch 6-0 6-0

Theodora Lillie/Sarah Neilson d. Adelaide Collins/Amelia Douglas 6-3 9-7
Barbara Lewis/Helen Rogers-bye
Louise Raymond/Edna Wildey-bye
Margeretta Myers/Sarah Myers-bye
Eleanor Carey/Susanne Wright-bye
Ethel Herold/Mabel Kerbaugh-bye
Clara Chase/Sophie Norris-bye
Mrs CC Walbridge/Hannah Wright-bye

2nd Round

Beard/Moore d. Cheston/Henry 6-0 6-2
Disston/Fox d. Ostheimer/Smith 6-3 4-6 7-5
Cassel/Wagner d. Neely/Sullivan 4-6 6-3 6-3
Browne/Williams d. Cassebeer/Weber 6-3 6-2

Lillie/Neilson d. Lewis/Rogers 8-6 6-4
Raymond/Wildey d. Myers/Myers 10-8 6-3
Carey/White d. Herold/Kerbaugh 6-4 7-5
Walbridge/Wright d. Chase/Norris 6-3 2-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

Beard/Moore d. Disston/Fox 6-2 6-4
Browne/Williams d. Cassel/Wagner 6-4 6-4
Raymond/Wildey d. Lillie/Neilson 6-4 6-1
Carey/White d. Walbridge/Wright 6-2 6-0

Semifinals

Browne/Williams d. Beard/Moore 6-1 6-0
Raymond/Wildey d. Carey/White 6-1 6-1

Final

Mary Browne/Louise Williams d. Louise Raymond/Edna Wildey 8-6 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=25)

1st Round

Mary Browne/Bill Tilden-bye
Margaret Taylor/WM Humphrey-bye
Dorothy Disston/Alex Thayer-bye
Bessie Moore/Edward Dewhurst (NZ) d. Gertrude Henry/Edward Toland 7-5 6-4
Eleanor Carey/Joseph Thayer d. Isabel Pendleton/Wallace F Johnson 6-3 2-6 6-4
Connie Sullivan/Fitz Eugene Newbold d. Edna Wildey/Herbert Morris Tilden 4-6 8-6 6-3
Edythe Beard/Frank Paul d. Mollie Thayer/Jack Disston 7-5 8-6
Sarah Nielson/LC Lewis d. Adelaide Collins/AM Watts 6-0 4-6 8-6

Ethel Smth/Albert Kennedy d. Eliza Fox/Edmund Thayer 6-4 7-5
Clara Cassebeer/Charles Fraley d. Mary Coates/Frederick Kirkland 6-3 6-1
Anne Sheafe/Charles Rogers d. Alberta Weber/CB Jennings 8-6 6-3
Susanne White/Joseph Carpenter d. Sarah Myers/William Landreth 6-2 6-4
Margaretta Myers/Joseph Rowland-bye
Mrs Jordan/Walter Schwartz-bye
Louise Williams/Richard Philler-bye
Sophie Norris/Count Otto Salm (Aut)-bye

2nd Round

Browne/B Tilden d. Taylor/Humphrey 6-1 6-0
Disston/A Thayer d. Moore/Dewhurst 6-1 6-8 7-5
Carey/J Thayer d. Sullivan/Newbold 6-1 6-3
Beard/Paul d. Nielson/Lewis 6-2 6-3

Smith/Kenndey d. Cassebeer/Fraley 6-4 6-1
Sheafe/Rogers d. White/Carpenter 6-2 4-6 6-3
M Myers/Rowland d. Jordan/Schwartz 6-2 6-1
Williams/Philler d. Norris/Salm 6-1 9-7

Quarterfinals

Browne/B Tilden d. Disston/A Thayer 6-4 6-3
Beard/Paul d. Carey/J Thayer 7-5 6-4
Smith/Kennedy d. Sheafe/Rogers 3-6 6-3 6-2
M Myers/Rowland d. Williams/Philler 6-1 6-8 6-2

Semifinals

Browne/B Tilden d. Beard/Paul 6-4 6-3
M Myers/Rowland d. Smith/Kennedy 6-1 4-6 6-4

Final

Mary Browne/Bill Tilden d. Margaretta Myers/Joseph Rowland 6-1 6-4

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Draw notes

Kitty Brinton plays for Overbrook CC
Eleanor Carey is from Baltimore.
Mrs Theodore Cassebeer-nee Clara Kutroff
Ethel Herold=Mrs Robert Herold
Margaretta Myers is called Marion by the NYT.

Mrs Edward Raymond=married name of Louise Hammond.
Mrs Hoxie Harrison Smith=Ethel Sargeant Clark, Married to Mr Smith 11 May,1914.
Mrs Willard Sullivan=nee Constance "Connie" Evans
Mrs CC Walbridge=Margaret, nee Buffum
Mary M Williams played on the Cynwyd team.
Hannah P Wright is from Philadelphia.

Jack Disston=J. S. Disston Jr.
William Landreth=W. L. (William Linton) Landreth
Joseph R Rowland was the mixed RU with Miss Myers.
Walter M Schwartz

Missing first names for:

Mrs Brant
Miss Hirsch
Mrs Jordan (mixed only)
Miss ME Wilcox.

Missing male full names for:


CB Jennings
WM Humphrey
LC Lewis-from Philadelphia
AM Watts-from Philadelphia

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Sources:


The New York Times

Spaldings Lawn Tennis Annual 1915 (Thanks to Andrew Tas0
Wright and Ditson Annual 1915 (pages 57-60)

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Summary:

Mary K Browne is at the apex of women's US tennis for the third year-taking the "Triple" (singles, doubles, and mixed) just as she did in 1912 and 1913. Perhaps it should be labelled the triple-triple!

Browne dropped the middle set in the Challenge Round vs Marie Wagner. On either side of the 2nd chapter she totally dominated. Seemingly on track for an easy victory after a 6-1 lead, "the champions game went to pieces", according to the New York Times. After the rest break Browne quickly reasserted herself to sweep to victory.

The Times relates that Mary won the ladies doubles with her "sister" Mrs Robert Williams. This is almost certainly an error, as no other source even hints at a family connection. Mrs Williams was Louise Hammond by birth.

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Dates: June 7-12
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, St Martins, Philadelphia
Surface: Grass

*Holder Mary Browne did not defend title.
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Singles (Draw=74)

Holder Mary Browne did not defend her tiltle.

1st Round

Lily Newhall-bye
Mildred Willard-bye
Laura Pope-bye
Barbara Lewis-bye
Anne Sheafe-bye
Miss L. T. Whitney-bye
Clara Cassebeer-bye
Sarah Myers-bye

Eleanor Lindley-bye
Suzanne White-bye
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)-bye
Eugenia Wainwright-bye
Edythe Beard-bye
Miriam Steever-bye
Clare Cassel-bye
Alice Fleischer-bye

Martha Guthrie-bye
Lucy Duhring-bye
Helen Alexander-bye
Mrs L. Weitzel-bye
Ida Kissell-bye
May Fleisher-bye
Gertrude Henry-bye
Gertrude Hollis-bye

Gertrude Della Torre-bye
Mollie Thayer-bye
Marion Vanderhoef d. Lily Cheston 6-1 6-1
Phyllis Walsh d. Dorothy Briggs 2-6 6-1 7-5
Marion Creswell d. Eleanor Carey 7-5 7-5
Agnes Kennedy d. Augusta Chapman default
Mary Smith d. Ida Huff 6-4 6-3

Edith Katzenberg d. Caroline Culley 6-0 6-2
Isabel Drexel Paul d. Elizabeth Porter 6-1 6-1
Florence Ballin d. Hannah Wright 6-1 6-2
Deborah Seal d. Elsie Hopkins 6-1 6-2
Lucy Bostwick d. Elizabeth Meehan 6-4 11-9
Ethel Smith-bye
Abby Morrison-bye
Eliza Fox-bye

Elizabeth Ostheimer-bye
Mrs O. D. Johnson-bye
Grace LeRoy-bye
Edith Runk-bye
Alice Cunningham-bye
Margaretta Myers-bye
Dorothy Disston-bye
Katherine Force-bye

Teresa Wood-bye
Helen McLean-bye
Maud Barger-Wallach-bye
Hilah French-bye
Hazel Wightman-bye
Sarita Wood-bye
Mary Snyder-bye
Alice Kortwright-bye

Mary Williams-bye
Elizabeth Smucker-bye
Elsie Cabot-bye
Clara Chase-bye
Mabel Kerbaugh-bye
Ethel Herold-bye
Elizabeth Henry-bye
Eleanora Sears-bye

2nd Round

Newhall d. Willard 6-4 6-3
Pope d. Lewis default
Sheafe d. Whitney default
Cassebeer d. S Myers 8-6 6-2
Lindley d. White 3-6 6-2 6-4
Bjurstedt d. Wainwright 6-0 6-1
Beard d. Steever 6-1 6-4
Cassel d. A. Fleischer 6-2 6-0

Guthrie d. Duhring 6-1 6-1
Alexander d. Weitzel 6-3 3-6 6-3
Kissell d. M. Fleisher 6-1 6-0
G. Henry d. Hollis default
Della Torre d. Thayer 3-6 6-0 6-3
Vanderhoef d. Cragin 6-0 6-0
Cresswell d. Walsh 7-5 10-8
Kennedy d. M Smith 6-1 6-1

Paul d. Katzenburg 6-0 6-3
Ballin d. Seal 6-1 6-1
E Smith d. Bostwick 6-2 6-3
Fox d. Morrison 6-3 6-0
Ostheimer d. Johnson 6-1 6-1
LeRoy d. Runk 6-4 6-3
Cunningham d. M Myers 6-4 6-0
Disston d. Force default

McLean d. Wood default
Barger-Wallach d. French 6-2 6-3
Wightman d. Wood 6-2 6-2
Snyder d. Kortwright default
Williams d. Smucker 6-3 6-3
Cabot d. Chase 6-0 6-2
Kerbaugh d. Herold 8-6 6-3
Sears d. E Henry 6-0 6-1

3rd Round

Newhall d. Pope default
Sheafe d. Cassebeer 6-4 6-2
Bjurstedt d. Findlay 6-3 6-0
Beard d. Cassel 6-1 6-4
Guthrie d. Alexander 6-1 6-3
Kissell d. G. Henry 6-2 4-6 6-2
Vanderhoef d. Della Torre 6-1 6-2
Kennedy d. Creswell 4-6 6-2 7-5

Paul d. Ballin 6-3 3-6 7-5
Fox d. E. Smith 6-2 6-3
LeRoy d. E. Ostheimer 6-0 7-5
Cunningham d. D. Disston 6-1 6-2
McLean d. Barger-Wallach 3-6 7-5 8-6
Wightman d. Snyder 6-1 6-4
Cabot d. Williams 6-2 6-1
Sears d. Kerbaugh 6-0 6-0

4th Round

Sheafe d. Newhall 6-2 6-2
Bjurstedt d. Beard 6-4 6-0
Guthrie d. Kissell 6-3 6-4
Vanderhoef d. Kennedy 6-1 6-1

Fox d. Paul 7-5 6-4
Cunningham d. LeRoy 6-1 6-4
Wightman d. McLean 6-3 3-6 6-3
Sears d. Cabot 7-5 6-2

Quarterfinals

Bjurstedt d. Sheafe 10-8 6-2
Guthrie d. Vanderhoef 7-5 6-0
Fox d. Cunningham 6-2 6-1
Wightman d. Sears 6-3 5-7 6-2

Semifinals


Bjurstedt d. Guthrie 3-6 6-2 6-2
Wightman d. Fox 6-1 6-4

Final

Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Hazel Wightman 4-6 6-2 6-0

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Doubles (Draw=27)

1st Round

Eugenia Wainwright/Hannah Wright-bye
Emily Kennedy/Margaret Taylor-bye
Alice Cunningham/Ethel Smith-bye
Ina Kissell/Eleanor Lindley d. Clara Chase/Hilah French 6-3 6-2
Eleonora Sears/Hazel Wightman d. Agnes Dixon/Isabel Paul 6-0 6-1
Margaretta Myers/Sarah Myers d. Lily Cheston/Elizabeth Henry 6-3 6-2
Dorothy Disston/Eliza Fox d. Eleanor Hopkins/Elise Hopkins 6-2 6-2
Helen Alexander/Clara Cassebeer d. Sophie Norris/Mary Williams 8-6 6-1

Lily Newhall/Elizabeth Ostheimer d. Elizabeth Porter/Mary Smith 6-3 6-2
Clare Cassel/Anne Sheafe d. Edythe Beard/Miriam Steever 4-6 6-0 7-5
Martha Guthrie/Mary Snyder d. Dorothy Newbold/Molly Thayer 7-5 6-1
Helen Schlichter/Phyllis Walsh d. Miss A. B. Black/Laura Pope default
Maud Barger-Wallach/Elsie Cabot d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Dorothy Briggs 6-3 4-6 7-5
Eleanor Carey/Suzanne White d. Gertrude Della Torre/Grace LeRoy 6-2 4-6 6-4
Augusta Chapman/Helen McLean-bye
Sarah Baker/Agnes Kennedy-bye

2nd Round

Wainwright/Wright d. E Kennedy/Taylor 6-2 6-3
Kissell/Lindlay d. Cunningham/Smith 6-2 6-2
Sears/Wightman d. Myers/Myers 6-3 6-3
Disston/Fox d. Alexander/Cassebeer 6-4 6-3

Cassel/Sheafe d. Newhall/E.Ostheimer 6-4 6-2
Guthrie/Snyder d. Schlichter/Walsh 6-3 6-1
Barger-Wallach/Cabot d. Carey/S.White 6-3 6-2
Chapman/McLean d. Baker/A Kennedy 6-3 6-1

Quarterfinals

Kissell/Lindlay d. Wainwright/Wright 6-0 6-4
Sears/Wightman d. Disston/Fox 6-1 6-4
Cassel/Sheafe d. Guthrie/Snyder 6-1 6-3
Chapman/McLean d. Barger-Wallach/Cabot 6-2 6-2

Semifinals

Sears/Wightman d. Kissell/Lindlay 6-2 6-4
Chapman/McLean d. Cassel/Sheafe 6-2 6-1

Final

Eleanora Sears/Hazel Wightman d. Augusta Chapman/Helen McLean 10-8 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=43)

1st Round

Isabel Drexel Paul/Edward Toland-bye
Clara Cassebeer/William Landreth-bye
Anna Krumbhaar/Fitz Eugene Newbold-bye
Gertrude Henry/Allan Butler-bye
Clare Cassel/Wallace Johnson-bye
Ruth Huston/Bayard Kraft-bye
Gertrude Della Torre/Charles Fraley-bye
Marion Vanderhoef/H. F. Harrit-bye

Anne Sheafe/Bill Tilden-bye
Margaret Taylor/F. E. Disston-bye
Dorothy Disston/Alfred Dabney d. Florence Ballin/E. Mosher 6-1 6-4
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Irving Wright d. Clara Chase/Ewing Taylor 6-0 6-1
Elizabeth Smucker/J. P. Magill d. Mildred Willard/Stewart Clark 6-3 6-4
Sarah Myers/Allan Evans d. Grace LeRoy/Randolph Faires 6-1 6-4
Martha Guthrie/Jack Disston d. Maud Barger-Wallach/Craig Biddle 8-6 2-6 8-6
Elsie Cabot/Edgar Scott d. Ida Kissel/Clarence Jennings 4-6 6-4 6-4

Augusta Chapman/Joseph Carpenter d. ????
????
Molly Thayer/Edmund Thayer d. Eleanor Lindley/Gowen Roper 7-5 6-3
Edith Runk/Brooke Edwards d. Alice Cunningham/Joseph Rowland 2-6 6-2 8-6
Mary Synder/Alex Thayer d. Helen Schlichter/R. D. Crozier 6-2 6-2
Eliza Fox/Casper Wister d. Abby Morrison/Eugene Heine 6-1 6-2
Hazel Wightman/Harry Johnson d. Eugenia Wainwright/W. M. Humphrey 6-0 6-4
Miriam Steever/Herbert Morris Tilden d. Dorothy Newbold/William J. Wright- default

Eleanor Carey/Joseph Thayer-bye
Agnes Kennedy/William Stroud-bye
Mrs W. G. Morse/W. G. Morse-bye
Miss Remington/J. N. Mountain-bye
Helen McLean/Frank Fischer (NZ)-bye
Elise Hopkins/C. Davis-bye
Eleanora Sears/Joseph Armstrong-bye
Susanne White/Rowland Evans-bye

2nd Round


Paul/Toland d. Cassebeer/Landreth 6-2 6-2
Krumbhaar/Newbold d. Henry/Butler 6-3 8-6
Cassel/Johnson d. Huston/Kraft 6-0 6-0
Della Torre/Fraley d. Vanderhoef/Harrity 6-2 6-1
Sheafe/B Tilden d. Taylor/F. Disston 6-3 6-1
Bjurstedt/Wright d. D. Disston/Dabney 6-1 6-2
Myers/Evans d. Smucker/Magill 6-1 6-2
Cabot/Scott d. Guthrie/J Disston 11-9 7-5

Chapman/Carpenter d. ???? default
M Thayer/E Thayer d. Runk/Edwards 6-3 3-6 6-4
Snyder/A Thayer d. Fox/Wister 1-6 6-2 7-5
Wightman/Johnson d. Steever/H. Tilden default
Carey/Thayer d. Kennedy/Stroud 6-3 6-4
Morse/Morse d. Remington/Mountain 6-3 7-5
McLean/Fischer d. Hopkins/Davis 6-2 6-1
Sears/Armstrong d. White/Evans 6-2 6-2

3rd Round


Paul/Toland d. Krumbhaar/Newbold 6-3 6-4
Cassel/Johnson d. Della Torre/Fraley 8-6 6-0
Bjurstedt/Wright d. Sheafe/Tilden 5-7 9-7 9-7
Cabot/Scott d. Myers/Evans 6-1 6-2

Chapman/Carpenter d. Thayer/E Thayer 7-5 7-5
Wightman/Johnson d. Snyder/A Thayer 6-1 6-1
Carey/JT Thayer d. Morse/Morse 6-1 6-3
McLean/Fischer d. Sears/Armstrong 6-8 6-4 6-4

Quarterfinals


Cassel/Johnson d. Paul/Toland 8-6 4-6 6-1
Bjurstedt/Wright d. Cabot/Scott 6-0 6-4
Wightman/Johnson d. Chapman/Carpenter 6-2 6-0
McLean/Fischer d. Carey/JT Thayer 4-6 7-5 6-4

Semifinals

Bjurstedt/Wright d Cassel/Johnson 6-0 6-0
Wightman/Johnson d. McLean/Fischer default

Final

Hazel Wightman/Harry Johnson d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Irving Wright 6-0 6-1


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Draw notes:

The Evening Ledger lists the 1st Round in singles as the Preliminary Round.

Helen D. Alexander
Mrs Charles Neville Beard=nee Edythe Parker
Elsie Cabot=Mrs T. H. Cabot
Lily Cheston listed as Miss E (Elizabeth?) Cheston.
Alice Cunnongham is from Boston and plays for Longwood CC.
Agnes Dixon=Mrs G. Dallas Dixon
Alice F Fleisher plays at Philmont CC.
May A Fleisher plays at Philmont CC.
Eliza M Fox represnts the Germantown CC.
Hilah French (and not Hilda)
Ethel Herold=Mrs Robert Herold
Edith Katzenburg=E. D. Katzenburg
Emily Kennedy is liated as Emilie Kenedy for the Evening Ledger.
Mabel Kerbaugh=Mrs Forrest Kerbaugh
Ida A Kissel
Anna Krumbhaar=Mrs Chalres Hermann Krumbhaar, nee Newbold. Dorothy Newbold is her sister.
Grace LeRoy=Mrs Robert LeRoy
Mrs B Lewis=Barbara Lewis (Per GS book)
Eleanor C. Lindley is from the West Side Tennis Club in New York City.
Mrs. Helen McLean="former national champion" Homans.
Abby P. Morrison
Dorothy Newbold=Miss D. E. Newbold.
Edith Newhall=Mrs Wm P Newhall
Edith Runk plays for Merion CC. Evelyn Runk is probably her sister.
Helen Schlichter=Mrs Isaac Schlichter
Elizabeth Smucker=E. W. Smucker
Mary Snyder=M. B. Snyder. Per the NYT she was from Pittsburgh, PA.
Margaret Taylor=M. H. Taylor. Is she related to Ewing Taylor?
Mollie Thayer=Miss M. D. Thayer
Sarita Wood=Mrs David P Wood

Jack Disston=J. S. Disston Jr.
Frank Fischer usually went by FMB (his initials) Fischer.
William Landreth= W. L. (William Linton) Landreth.


Missing full names for:

Miss A. B. Black (doubles only, defaulting as partmer of Mrs Pope)
Mrs O. D. Johnson plays for Belfield
Mrs W. G. Morse-who plays mixed with husband W. G. Morse
Mrs Robert Pope
Miss Remington (mixed only-partner of J. N. Mountain)
Mrs L. Weitzel
Miss L. T. Whitney

Missing male full names for:

R. D. Crozier
C. Davis
F. E. Disston
HF Harrit
W. M. Humphrey
J. P. Magill
E. Mosher
J. N. Mountain

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Sources:

1916 Wright and Ditson Tennis Annual. (pages 15-20)
The Grand Slam Tennis Book
The New York Times
The New York Tribune

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...rontpage&hl=en

Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, June 09, 1915, Final, Image 16 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress [A view of the courts. St Martins has 18 courts in all]

New-York tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, June 08, 1915, Page 15, Image 15 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress [valuable for 1R results and early defaults]

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Summary

At this point in time 31-year-old Molla Bjurstedt was really beginning to blossom in her adopted homeland. This would be the first of seven singles titles for her at the US Championships (eight if a patriotic title she would win in 1917 is included). The Philadelphia Ledger reported that more than 2,000 attended the finals.

Wright and Ditson reported, "Miss Bjurstedt's win was well deserved for it tennis of the exceptional order, although it is fair to say that her opponent in the finals was not at her best owing to lack of participation in serious tennis events in recent years, and the effects of a severe illness in the spring."

Hazel took the first set, but in scurrying around the court depleted her reserves. At 5-4 she overcame two deuces to hold serve for the first set. Then the tide turned for good. Molla's "man-like forehand drive flashing by the fast fading Longwood star again and again for aces. Mrs Wightman fought gamely but uselessly to the end, refusing to listen to the suggestion made by her friends that she default..." Hazel earned a meager ten points in the final set.

Spectators gave Molla generous applause despite the fact she played under the Norse flag. According to the Pittsburgh Press, "The young amazon of the North, strong of sinew and absolutely tireless, seemed filled with the spirit of the Berserker, and simply beat down her adversart for the force of her attack."

Molla is still perfecting her English. The effect is charming. Her way of asking if she has to play two matches in one day, "Has I to play again today?" The low bounces on grass also bother her early in the event, when she declared "I do not like the turf as much as clay". Grass favors her fast pace however, and The Norse girl adjusted quickly.

Mrs Wightman caught some luck in the 4th round vs Mrs McLean, the 1906 champion as Helen Homans. McLean won the 2nd set 6-3 as Wightman was tiring fast. The ladies went off for the customary seven minute rest between sets. They didn't come back on for 20 minutes. A rested Hazel Wightman recovered from 0-2 down and 30-40 down to sweep the next 6 games.

In the doubles and mixed events Wightman's stellar net play took her to the title in doubles with Eleanor Sears and the mixed with Harry Johnson.

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