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Nov 21st, 2014 12:19 AM
djoule
Re: Eleanor GOSS

Eleanor GOSS - WORLD TOP 10 RANKING ( Wallis MYERS - first ranking in 1921 )

1921 : 9
1922 : --
1923 : 6
1924 : 6
1925 : 6
Nov 11th, 2014 01:18 AM
Rollo
Re: Eleanor GOSS

Singles titles (at least 11 titles)


Apawamis Club-------------------------------------------1921
Florida State Championships----------------------------- - 1928,1929,1931 (she retired the Cup on her 3rd win).
Greenwich Club-------------------------------------------1921
Longwood Tournament, Chesnut Hill---------------------- - 1924,1928
Middle States Championships, South Orange-------------- -1923
San Francisco City Championships------------------------ - 1921
Southern California Midwinter-------------------------------1924
Mrs Theodore Roosevelt Pell Cup (only her 2nd tournament)--1917
Women's National Gold and Tennis Club Invitation-1927
Nov 11th, 2014 01:06 AM
Rollo
Re: Eleanor GOSS

I have discoved a bit more on Goss. Fairly active until 1934, she was still single in June of 1934, By 20 November she was married to E.G. (or C. E) Lanning, and playing in the Sears Cup.

By 1937 she was based in Europe-her last known event was at Forest Hills in 1939. Mrs Lanning, listed as being from England, defaulted.
Nov 11th, 2014 12:08 AM
Rollo
Re: Eleanor GOSS

Goss certainly had staying power--12 years after her #4 US rating in 1918 she was still in the US top ten.

Given her doubles record my guess is she was better than most women at net.


The most controversial moment in Eleanor's career came at Forest Hills in 1921. World #1 Suzanne Lenglen came to Forest Hills that year to capture the US Nationals.

American sentiment was roused to a fever pitch to repel the invader. Molla Mallory was the main American standing in Lenglen's way, but May Suton Bundy (1904 US winner!) and Mary K Browne (winner from 1912 to 1914) both came out of retirement to assist.

There was no seeding in those days. When the draw was published the shock was intense-for Lenglen had drawn Eleanor Goss (US #5) in the first round and Molla Mallory in the second.

Surely the French would have thrown names back in the hat and redid the draw! putting Mallort and Lenglen on opposite ends of the draw would have brought horses out for the final. Instead they would met early in the week.

Goss was no pushover, but Suzanne came out to Forest Hills with no fear, anticipating a good practice for her next match. When she arrived the diva found that Miss Goss had defaulted. A crowd of 7,000 was eager to see Lenglen. Would she and Mallory consent to play each other in order to please the crowd?

Suzanne went out on court and was throttled by Molla in front of a stunned audience. After losing a 6-1 set she retired.

Had Goss really been ill? Some American writers (including the respected Al Laney) suggested that the Forest Hills officials had pressured Eleanor to default-in effect setting Suzanne up to fail as she had next to no time for match practice or to adapt to American conditions.

The French press seized on the stories suggesting a conspiracy.
Nov 6th, 2014 11:45 PM
djoule
Re: Eleanor GOSS

ELEANOR GOSS'S U.S. 10 TOP RANKINGS

1918 : 4
1919 : 2
1920 : 5
1921 : 5
--
1923 : 3
1924 : 4
1925 : 5
1926 : 3
1927 : 5
--
1929 : 7
Oct 27th, 2014 03:11 PM
djoule
Re: Eleanor GOSS

Eleanor GOSS in 1925.


Elizabeth RYAN and Eleanor GOSS against Helen WILLS and Mary BROWNE, Brookline 1925.
Oct 26th, 2014 02:56 AM
djoule
Eleanor GOSS

GOSS Eleanor
United States
Born 18 November 1895
Died November 1982
Married Lanning

MAIN RESULTS :

WIMBLEDON :
SINGLES
Quarter Finalist : 1923

DOUBLES
Semi Finalist : 1924 ( with Marion ZINDERSTEIN )



WORLD HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS :
SINGLES
Quarter Finalist : 1923

DOUBLES
Semi Finalist : 1923 ( with Leslie BANCROFT AESCHLIMANN )

MIXED DOUBLES
Semi Finalist : 1923 ( with Charles AESCHLIMANN )



U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS :
SINGLES
Runner-up : 1918
Semi Finalist : 1920,1923,1924,1925
Quarter Finalist : 1926,1927

DOUBLES
WINNER : 1918,1919,1920,1926
- 1918,1919,1920 with Marion ZINDERSTEIN
- 1926 with Elizabeth RYAN
Runner-up : 1923,1924
- 1923 with Hazel WIGHTMAN
- 1924 with Marion ZINDERSTEIN
Semi-Finalist : 1925,1927
- 1925 with Marion ZINDERSTEIN
- 1927 with Charlotte HOSMER CHAPIN
Quarter Finalist : 1932 ( with Virginia RICE JOHNSON )

MIXED DOUBLES
Semi Finalist : 1923 ( with Vincent RICHARDS )



U.S. INDOORS CHAMPIONSHIPS :
SINGLES
Runner-up : 1917,1918

DOUBLES
WINNER : 1918 ( with Emily STOKES WEAVER )

MIXED DOUBLES
??



U.S. CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS :
SINGLES
??

DOUBLES
??

MIXED DOUBLES
??



WIGHTMAN CUP :
WINNER : 1923,1926,1927
Runner-up : 1924,1925,1928



Eleanor GOSS LANNING with Molla BJURSTEDT MALLORY


Martha BAYARD and Eleanor GOSS LANNING


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