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Re: US Doubles at Longwood

1923

United States National Mixed Doubles Championships

Dates: August 20-25*
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline (Chesnut Hill), Massachusetts
Surface: Grass

Mixed Doubles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Eleanor Goss/Vinnie Richards [2] d. Harriet Ellison/J.B. Marshall 6-0 6-0
Ruth Reise/Walter Westbrook d. Anna Fuller/Arnold W. Jones 6-3 4-6 6-2
Ann Cole/Nathaniel Niles d. Margherita Ginn/B. E. Trowbridge default
Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Sam Hardy d. Mayme MacDonald/Rene Lacoste (Fra) 6-1 6-3
Hazel Wightman/George Wightman d. Phyllis Walsh/Manuel Alonso (Sp) 6-4 8-6
Jacqueline Green/Carl Fischer d. Frances Jennings/Walter Jennings 6-4 6-4
Helen Hooker/Robert Kinsey d. Marie Batchelor/Fred Bagg 6-4 6-4
Kitty McKane (GB)/John Hawkes (Aus) d. Anna Leachman/Toto Brugnon (Fra) 6-3 6-0

Molla Mallory/Bill Tilden [1] d. Theodora Sohst/Ian McInnis (Aus) 6-1 6-2
Merion Hazelton/Brian Norton (SA) d. Martha Niles/Leven Jester default
Mrs J. B. Pierce/Henry Guild d. Katherine Gardner/Pierre Hirsch (Fra) 5-7 6-3 6-1
Edith Sigourney/Philip Neer d. Mabel Clayton (GB)/Howard Kinsey 7-5 6-3
Eleanor Sears/Bill Johnston d. Pauline Ames/Gerald Emerson 6-3 7-5
Lilian Scharman/Richard Schlesinger (Aus) d. Martha Bayard/William Ingraham 3-6 6-2 6-2
Ruth Shedden/James Davies d. Lucie Chase/Harry Johnson 6-4 6-3
Phyllis Covell (GB)/Wallace Johnson d. Rosamond Newton/Lewis White 6-1 6-2

2nd Round

Goss/Richards [2] d. Reise/Westbrook 10-12 6-2 6-2
Beamish/Hardy d. Cole/Niles 6-2 6-2
Wightman/Wightman d. Greene/Fischer 7-5 3-6 6-4
McKane/Hawkes d. Hooker/Kinsey 6-3 6-0

Mallory/Tilden [1] d. Hazelton/Norton 6-1 6-2
Sigourney/Neer d. Pierce/Guild 6-3 6-2
Scharman/Schlesinger d. Sears/Johnston 6-4 6-4
Covell/Johnson d. Shedden/Davies 6-2 6-0

Quarterfinals

Goss/Richards [2] d. Beamish/Hardy 6-1 6-3
McKane/Hawkes d. Wightman/Wightman 6-2 6-2
Mallory/Tilden [1] d. Sigourney/Neer 6-3 6-1
Covell/Johnson d. Scharman/Schlesinger 6-4 15-13

Semifinals

McKane/Hawkes d. Goss/Richards [2] 6-4 10-8
Mallory/Tilden [1] d. Covell/Johnson 6-1 6-2

Final

Molla Mallory/Bill Tilden [1] d. Kitty McKane/John Hawkes 6-3 2-6 10-8

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Draw notes:

The mixed event was held with the men's doubles at Longwood. The Mixed Doubles does not begin until August 22.

Marie Batchelor=Mrs Bronson L. Batchelor, nee Steinway.
Lucie I Chase is from Boston.
Margherita E. Ginn is from Boston
Mrs Merton L Hazelton is from Boston (=nee Merion Hamblin. Engagement announced in 1920).
Anna Leachman=Mrs Ream Leachman
Ruth Riese=Mrs A. F. Reise-who comes from Saginaw, Michigan.
Ruth Shedden=Mrs W. M. (William Martindale) Shedden, nee Blodgett.

Walter Jennings=Dr W. L. Jennings from Worcester.

Missing full names for:

Mrs J. B. Pierce is from Dedham.

J.B. Marshall
B. E. Trowbridge

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Sources:

The New York Times

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Summary:

A full house of 7,000 see a delightfully close and entertaining final. The Times wrote "the gallery was unable to restrain its emotion and broke into cheers." This was especially true when the ladies stood up to the barrage directly at them by the men. Kitty hit several winning volleys and Molla brought off angled passing shot winners.


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