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Re: US Doubles at Longwood

1931

United States National Mixed Doubles Championships

Dates: August 25-31
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Boston. United States
Surface: Grass

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=22)

1st Round

Betty Nuthall (GB)/George Lott-bye
Penelope Anderson/Bruce Barnes-bye
Marjorie Morrill Painter/Leighton Crawford (GB)-bye
Virginia Rice/Gregory Mangin-bye
Helen Jacobs/Frank Shields-bye
Sarah Palfrey/Clifford Sutter d. Anne Rainey/Jerome Flaherty default
Joan Ridley (GB)/Berkeley Bell d. Martha Guild/Henry Guild 7-5 6-4
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB)/Pat Hughes (GB) d. Josephine Cruickshank/Ellsworth Vines default

Anna McCune Harper/Wilmer Allison d. Mary Cutter/Edward Feibleman 7-5 6-2
Dorothy Round (GB)/Les Stoefen d. Kay Winthrop/Teddy Burwell 6-2 8-6
Midge Van Ryn/John Van Ryn d. Polly Palfrey/George Perkins 6-3 6-0
Anna Fuller Hubbard/Henry Brunie-bye
Eileen Bennett Whittingstall (GB)/Sidney Wood-bye
Marianne Palfrey/Junior Coen-bye
Elsie Goldsack Pittman (GB)/Keith Gladhill-bye
Phyllis Mudford (GB)/Fred Perry (GB) [1F]-bye

2nd Round


Nuthall/Lott d. Anderson/Barnes 6-2 6-4
Rice/Mangin d. Painter/Crawford 6-4 6-4
S Palfrey/Sutter d. Jacobs/Shields 5-7 6-2 6-4
Shepherd-Barron/Hughes d. Ridley/Bell default [Bell left for New York]

Harper/Allison d. Round/Stoefen 5-7 6-1 6-4
Van Ryn/Van Ryn d. Hubbard/Brunie 2-6 6-3 7-5
Whittingstall/Wood d. M Palfrey/Coen 5-7 6-2 7-5
Pittman/Gledhill d. Mudford/Perry [1F] 9-7 6-4

Quarterfinals

Nuthall/Lott d. Rice/Mangin default
Shepherd-Barron/Hughes d. S Palfrey/Sutter 6-3 7-5
Harper/Allison d. Van Ryn/Van Ryn 6-1 5-7 6-4
Pittman/Gledhill d. Whittingstall/Wood 6-1 6-3

Semifinals

Nuthall/Lott d. Shepherd-Barron/Hughes 4-6 6-1 6-4
Harper/Allison d. Pittman/Gledhill 6-3 6-4

Final

Betty Nuthall/George Lott d. Anna Harper/Wilmer Allison 6-3 6-3

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Draw Notes:

Wilbur Coen was regularly called "Junior".
Francis Riou Leighton-Crawford usually called simply Leighton Crawford.

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Source:

New York Times

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Summary
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Nuthall and Lott are once again champions, having last won in 1929. Lott flies about the court with volleys and overheads. Betty's role is to be consistent.

A huge early upset is the defeat of Muford and Perry, referred to as "the #1 English seeded team."


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