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1892 UNITED STATES WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 21-25
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=11, plus holder)

Holder Mabel Cahill sits out until the Challenge Round

Preliminary Round

Bessie Moore-bye
Elizabeth Slevin-bye
Harriet Butler d. Amy Williams 6-2 6-1
Annabella Wistar d. Ethel Bankson 6-2 5-7 6-2

Augusta Schultz d. Elsie Donaldson 6-1 3-6 6-3
Josephine White-bye
Helen Day Harris-bye
Hattie Beaumont-bye

1st Round (Quarterfinals)

Moore d. Slevin 6-0 6-0
Wistar d. Butler 6-4 2-6 8-6
Schultz d. White 6-1 6-1
Harris d. Beaumont 6-2 4-6 6-2

Semifinals

Moore d. Wistar default
Harris d. Schultz 6-2 8-6

All Comers Final

Bessie Moore d. Helen Harris 5-7 6-1 6-1

Challenge Final

Mabel Cahill (holder) d. Bessie Moore 5-7 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=6)

1st Round


Mabel Cahill (Ire)/Adeline McKinlay d. Elizabeth Slevin/Jospehine White 6-1 6-3
Bessie Moore/Augusta Schultz-bye
Mamie Calahan/Emily Neff- bye
Helen Day Harris/Amy Williams d. Ethel Bankson/Hattie Beaumont 6-4 6-2

Semifinals

Cahill/ McKinlay d. Moore/Schultz 6-2 6-3
Harris/Williams d. Calahan/Neff 6-4 6-2

Final

Mabel Cahill (Ire)/Adeline McKinlay d. Helen Harris/Amy Williams 6-1 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=6)

1st Round

Mabel Cahill (Ire)/Clarence Hobart d. Fannie Gregory/Joseph Clark 6-2 6-3
Hattie Butler/Joseph Janney-bye
Bessie Moore/Rodmond Beach-bye
Helen Day Harris/John Parke Hood d. Adeline McKinlay/James McKinlay 6-2 6-3

Semifinals

Cahill/Hobart d Butler/Janney 6-3 6-3
Moore/Beach d Harris/Hood 6-2 6-4

Final

Mabel Cahill (Ire)/Clarence Hobart d. Bessie Moore/Rodmond Beach 6-1 6-3

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Draw notes:

Elizabeth Slevin was nicknamed Lily (NYT spelling) or Lillie (Philadelphia).

Jogn Parke Hood was usually lised as J. Parke Hood.
James Buell McKinlay was the brother of Adeline "Addie" Mckinlay. The name was often mistakenly rendered as Mckinley.

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Sources:

Bud Collins Ultimate Tennis Book
New York Times
Philadelphia Inquirer

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Summary:


This was the inaugural mixed doubles event at the US Championships. This year Mabel Cahill became the first player to win the "triple crown" at this, or any, major tournament. 16 year old Bessie Moore of New York is the main challenge to Cahill. Her main weakness, according the New York Times, is "she does not hit the ball hard enough." The Times reports an increase in volleying over the previous year by the ladies, noting that the lob is often employed as a tactic to combat it.

The singles final is hotly contested. When Moore wins the 4th set to tie it the crowd erupts in prolonged applause. "But in the fifth set Miss Cahill was too much for her plucky antagonist...".

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