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Plainclothes Division
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Dates: August 17-24
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York, New York, US
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Elizabeth Ryan d. Caroma Winn 6-0 6-0
Ida Huff d. Katherine Gardner 6-3 6-3
Muriel Bremner d. Elsie Pritchard 4-6 6-3 8-6
Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d. Julie Stenz 5-7 6-1 6-1
Marion Jessup d. Ethel Smith 6-0 6-2
Edith Guiler d. G. Gallery 6-2 2-6 6-1
Anna Godfrey d. Mrs. John E. Bailey 6-1 6-2
Kitty McKane (GB) d. Hildegarde Taylor 6-0 6-2

Molla Mallory d. Alice Francis 6-1 6-2
Phoebe Grierson d. Jessie Gott 6-1 6-1
Dorothy Letson d. Maud Barger-Wallach 6-3 6-2
Anne Townsend d. Lilian Hester 6-3 6-3
Penelope Anderson d. Mildred Brock 6-3 6-0
Helen Jacobs d. Lois Bickle (Can) 6-0 6-3
Gladys Hawk d. Eleanora Sears 6-4 6-4
Evelyn Colyer (GB) d. Betty Weymouth (GB) 6-1 6-0

Helen Wills d. Helene Falk 6-2 6-3
Anna Hubbard d. Eleanor Cottman 6-1 6-1
May Bundy d. Edith Handy 6-1 6-0
Charlotte Hosmer d. Christina Stanwix 6-3 6-0
Mary Browne d. Theodora Sohst 6-1 6-1
Margaret Blake d. Virginia Carpenter 6-4 6-1
Edna Roeser d. Phyllis Rykert (Can) 6-1 6-1
Joan Fry (GB) d. Peggy Loughrane 6-0 6-0

Eleanor Goss d. Francis Bates 6-0 6-1
Grace LeRoy d. Adelaide Green 5-7 6-2 8-6
Elisabeth Corbiere d. Rosamund Newton default
Sarah Madeira d. Mrs. F. W. Harper 7-5 12-10
Marion Williams d. Florence Sheldon 6-2 6-3
Mrs. Charles Boehm d. Helen Collingwood 6-4 6-3
Edith Sigourney d. Martha Bayard 8-6 6-3
Dorothea Chambers (GB) d. Molly Thayer 6-4 4-6 6-2

2nd Round

Ryan d. Huff 6-2 6-1
Harvey d. Bremner 6-0 6-0
Jessup d. Guiler 6-0 6-0
McKane d. Godfrey 6-1 6-0
Mallory d. Grierson 6-0 6-0
Townsend d. Letson 6-2 2-6 6-4
Anderson d. Jacobs 6-4 4-6 6-3
Colyer d. Hawk 7-5 6-2

Wills d. Hubbard 6-1 6-0
Sutton Bundy d. Hosmer 2-6 6-4 6-3
Browne d. Blake 6-2 6-1
Fry d. Roeser 6-2 6-3
Goss d. LeRoy 6-2 6-0
Corbiere d. Madeira 6-2 6-3
Williams d. Boehm 6-0 6-1
Chambers d. Sigourney 7-5 6-1

3rd Round

Ryan d. Harvey 6-0 6-3
McKane d. Jessup 6-0 6-0
Mallory d. Townsend 6-3 6-4
Anderson d. Colyer 7-5 7-5

Wills d. Bundy 6-3 6-2
Fry d. Browne 2-6 6-4 6-3
Goss d. Corbiere 6-1 6-0
Chambers d. Williams 6-1 6-1


McKane d. Ryan 3-6 7-5 6-2
Mallory d. Anderson 6-2 6-1
Wills d. Fry 4-6 6-0 6-3
Goss d. Chambers 6-2 11-9


McKane d. Mallory 4-6 7-5 8-6
Wills d. Goss 3-6 6-0 6-2


Helen Wills d. Kitty McKane 3-6 6-0 6-2


Doubles (Draw=36)

1st Round

Penelope Anderson/Martha Bayard d. Mrs John E. Bailey/Christina Stanwix 6-0 6-3
Evelyn Colyer (GB)/Kitty McKane (GB) d. Charlotte Hosmer/Helen Jacobs 6-4 6-2
Mary Browne/Helen Wills d. Molla Mallory/Marion Williams 8-6 6-3
Edna Roeser/Julie Stenz d. Joan Fry (GB)/Adelaide Green 8-6 6-1

2nd Round

May Bundy/Elizabeth Ryan d. Louise Candee/Emily Weaver 6-1 6-2
Muriel Bremner/Phoebe Grierson d. Gertrude Chisholm/Vandy Hall 7-5 6-3
Virginia Carpenter/Sarah Madeira d. Mrs Charles Boehm/Eleanor Cottman 6-2 1-6 6-4
Margaret Blake/Anna Hubbard d. Jessie Gott/Edith Guiler 6-1 6-1
Eleanor Goss/Marion Jessup d. Augusta Chapman/Louise Raymond 6-2 6-2
Maud Barger-Wallach/L. M. Burt d. Gladys Hawk/Dorothy Letson 6-3 7-9 9-7
Molly Thayer/Anne Townsend d. Helen Collingwood/Caroma Winn 6-1 6-2
Colyer/McKane d. Anderson/Bayard 6-0 6-3

Browne/Wills d. Roeser/Stenz 6-2 6-1
Theodora Sohst/Hildegarde Taylor d. Edith Handy/Grace LeRoy 6-4 1-6 6-4
Florence Ballin/Lois Bickle (Can) d. Mildred Brock/Phyllis Rykert (Can) 6-1 6-0
Alice Francis/Elsie Pritchard d. G. Gallery/Mrs F. Harper 3-6 6-2 6-0
Ethel Smith/Elsie Weymouth d. Mrs Coumbe/Helen McAuslan 6-0 6-3
Katherine Gardner/Lilian Hester d. Mrs John Brush/Therese Duble 6-3 8-6
Elizabeth Corbiere/Edith Sigourney d. Ida Huff/Florence Sheldon 6-3 6-3
Dorothea Chambers (GB)/Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d. Eleanora Sears/Anna Godfrey 6-2 6-3

3d Round

Bundy/Ryan d. Bremner/Grierson 6-1 6-0
Blake/Hubbard d. Carpenter/Madeira 6-3 6-0
Goss/Jessup d. Barger-Wallach/Burt 6-0 6-0
Colyer/McKane d. Thayer/Townsend 6-2 6-2

Browne/Wills d. Sohst/J.S. Taylor 6-2 6-0
Ballin/Bickle d. Francis/Pritchard 7-5 6-2
Gardner/Hester d. Smith/Weymouth 6-4 6-1
Chambers/Harvey d. Corbiere/Sigourney 6-4 6-4


Bundy/Ryan d. Blake/Hubbard 6-2 6-0
Goss/Jessup d. Colyer/McKane 2-6 6-2 6-2
Browne/Wills d. Ballin/Bickle 6-0 6-0
Chambers/Harvey d. Gardner/Hester 6-1 6-1


Bundy/Ryan d. Goss/Jessup 6-4 6-3
Browne/Wills d. Chambers/Harvey 6-3 6-2


Mary Browne/Helen Wills d. May Bundy/Elizabeth Ryan 6-4 6-3


Draw notes:

For the Mixed Doubles held at Longwood please see:

In exact draw order. There were 11 seeds, 6 American and 5 British. The exact seeds are unknown but the NT indicates all 11 seeds made the 3R.

Comments on names and players

Mrs Chisholm=nee Gertrude Della Torre.
Mrs John C. Collingwood=Helen ????
Mrs Frederick Martin Letson=Dorothy Walker Waring, who divorced Samuel H Waring in 1923.
Phylls S Rykert (active as lare as 1928) is from Ottawa, Canada.
Betty Weymouth is called "Elsie" Weymouth at Forest Hills by the NYT, which tells us she from England. She is also listed as E. B. Weymouth, perhaps giving us an Elise Betty Weymouth who preferred to be called "Betty."

Missing full names for:

Mrs. John E. Bailey. Possibly=Mrs L. E. Bailey of Chicago.
Mrs Charles Boehm (Doubles only). From Baltimore, Md. Ranked #2 in Middle States for 1925.
Mrs John Brush (Doubles)
Mrs Coumbe (Doubles only)
Miss G. Gallery
Mrs F. W. Harper



1926 Wright and Ditson Lawn Tennis Guide, pages 21-24.

By, ALLISON D. "MISS WILLS RETAINS TWO TENNIS TITLES." New York Times (1923-Current file): 13. Aug 25 1925. ProQuest. Web. 21 Mar. 2016 .

"64 WOMEN PLAYERS IN NATIONAL TENNIS." New York Times (1923-Current file): 1. Aug 16 1925. ProQuest. Web. 21 Mar. 2016
[mentions 11 seeds (the most ever at this date) but frustratingly is not specific!]



The cast was especially amazing this year. The participation of many old, present and future champions of the age gave this edition extra panache. Champions of 20 years ago (May Sutton Bundy, Eleanora Sears), a decade earlier (Mary Browne, Elizabeth Ryan) joined the likes of Molla Mallory and Helen Wills in the field. The participation of the English Wightman Cup team (here before in 1923) gave Forest Hills an international flavor lacking in 1922. With all that future champion Helen Jacobs, making her debut here, went largely unnoticed.

Wills takes permanent possession of the cup with her 3rd US nationals in a row before a Monday finals crowd of 7,000. With her win over Kitty McKane in the finals Helen establishes a clear lead of 4-2 in their rivalry. After losing the first set Helen's shots only increased in pace as her foe tired, a pattern that followed the semis where Wills "raked her opponent's court with blistering shots".

The match that "enthralled " all was the semi tussle between Mallory and McKane. "Marvelous Molla" was 2 points from a win at 5-3 when Kitty clawed back by taking the net. At 5-4 Molla was 6 times within two points of victory, only to see Kitty's volleys repeatedly dig her out of trouble. McKane got the game winning point to tie at 5-5 when Molla's passing shot clipped the net and bounced back. When it ended the pair got the biggest ovation of the week that even had the loser smiling as she left thew court.

McKane had upset Elizabeth Ryan in the quarters. Ryan was an American expatriate who lived in England and was entered in her own championships for the first time ever. She was a co-favorite coming in, having upset Helen Wills at Seabrigh

Thanks to Hugues Daniels for pointing out how strong the draw was this year.

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