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Re: US Doubles at Longwood

1921

United States National Mixed Doubles Championships

Dates: August 23-27
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline (Chesnut Hill), Massahuesetts
Surface: Grass

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=20)

1st Round

Eleanora Sears/Willis Davis-bye
Alice Jenks/John Nicholl-bye
Molla Mallory/Bill Tilden-bye
Edith Sigourney/Nat Niles-bye
Ann Cole/Sam Hardy-bye
Rose Gardner/George Gardner
May Sutton Bundy/Robert Kinsey d. Alletta Morris/Lyle Mahan 6-3 7-5
Brenda Hedstrom/Phil Neer d. Marion Fenno/Oswald Turnbull 6-4 9-7

Rosamund Newton/Fred Anderson d. Ceres Baker/Howard/Goshall 0-6 6-2 6-4
Louise Williams/Howard Kinsey d. Katherine Gardner/Henry Guild 7-5 6-2
Mary Browne/Bill Johnston-bye
Martha Bayard/Marshall Allen-bye
Anna Godfrey/Max Woosnam GB)-bye
Jessie Greene/Albert Gore-bye
Leslie Bancroft/Howard Voshell-bye
Winifred Ellis/Nicholas Reggio-bye

2nd Round

Sears/Davis d. Jenks/Nicholl 6-2 6-0
Mallory/Tilden d. Sigourney/Niles 6-3 6-4
Cole/Hardy d. Gardner/Gardner 6-4 6-4
Bundy/R. Kinsey d. Hedstrom/Neer 7-5 6-1

Williams/H. Kinsey d. Newton/Anderson 9-7 6-4
Browne/Johnston d. Bayard/Allen 6-3 6-1
Godfrey/Woosnam d. Greene/Gore 6-2 6-2
Bancroft/Voshell d. Ellis/Reggio 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinals

Mallory/Tilden d. Sears/Davis 6-4 7-5
Bundy/R. Kinsey d. Cole/Hardy 6-3 6-1
Browne/Johnston d. Williams/H. Kinsey 6-4 7-5
Godfrey/Woosnam d. Bancroft/Voshell 6-3 2-6 6-4

Semifinals

Mallory/Tilden d. Bundy/R. Kinsey 6-3 8-6
Browne/Johnston d. Godfrey/Woosnam 6-4 4-6 6-2

Final

Mary Browne/Bill Johnston d. Molla Mallory/Bill Tilden 3-6 6-4 6-3

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Draw Notes:

Though other events were started on August 22 the mixed doubles was began on August 23.

Comments on names and players

Ann Cole=Mrs B. E. Cole
Rose Gardner=Mrs George Peabody Gardner, nee Rose Grosvenor.
Anna Godfrey=Mrs Frank Godfrey
Alletta Morris=Mrs L Gouverneur Morris
Louise Williams=Mrs Robert Williams

George Gardner was also known as George Peabody Gardner, G. P. Gardner, or by his nickname "Peabo".
Nicholas Reggio=A. N. [Andre Nicholas] Reggio of Boston. He went by Nicholas but was also nicknamed "Duke".

Missing full names for
:

No one. We have full names for all contestants.

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Sources:

The New York Times

1922 Spalding's Tennis Annual,
page 87.

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Summary:


With the women's championships moving to Forest Hills the USTA decides to award the mixed doubles to Longwood, where it will remain for many years in conjunction with the men's doubles.

In the final Mary K Browne delighted the gallery by her wonderful gets off of rockets fired her way by "Big" Bill Tilden. Her net skills in comparison to Molla Mallory made the difference in a close 3 setter.


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