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Date Unknown, Natal Championship, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

FI: Mabel Grant d. Brady 6-3 8-6


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Sources and Thanks:

The Wright and Ditson Annual for 1894 has totally been covered.

Most results are primary sources from contemporary newspapers.

Thanks to Mark Ryan for most of the work in assembling and formatting these results and comments. Thanks also to Rollo and to Brian Stewart (slams).
Thanks to GeeTee for Aussie results. Also props to The Computer for help with catching errors.

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This builds on an earlier 1893 results thread found at
: http://www.tennisforum.com/1551-yearly-results/420658-1893-results.html
 

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Week of March 13-19

Circa mid-March, Ceylon Championships, Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon

FI: Mrs A. Broun d. Annette de Fonblanque 4-6 6-4 6-1

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circa March 15 Magnolia Springs Tournament, Magnolia Springs, Florida, US
Venue: Magnolia Springs Club

MX: Maud Reynolds/Gregory S. Bryan d. Miss White/John A Morton

3rd place went to Mrs CE Farmer/GF Farmer

It was a 3 day event.
 

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Week of March 20-26

Circa March 20-26, Otago Lawn Tennis Association Tournament, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Venue: Otago Club

SF: Ruth Orbell d. L. Mackerras 9-2
SF: Gertrude Rattray d. Miss Brownlie 9-2

FI: Ruth Orbell d. Gertrude Rattray 9-7

Note: The first player to score nine games was the winner.
 

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Week of March 27-April 2

April 1-3, South African Championships, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Clay)
Venue: Port Elizabeth Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1R: Mrs Maclagan-bye
1R: Miss Carpenter d. A. Philps 6-4 6-1
1R: Mrs Shepherd d. F. Philps 6-2 6-3
1R: Miss Hartley-bye

SF: Maclagan d. Carpenter 6-0 6-1
SF: Shepherd d. Hartley 6-2 6-2

FI: Mrs Maclagan d. Mrs Shepherd 6-4 8-6

CR: Mabel Grant (holder) d. Mrs McLagan 6-1 6-0

MX: Mabel Grant/Jack Grant d. Mrs Shepherd/Grimmer 8-6 6-1

From “Pastime”, May 3, 1893: “In sunlight that was almost too glaring, the meeting at which the South African tournaments were decided took place at Port Elizabeth on April 1-3. [...] So well had Mrs Maclagan played during the tournament that her chances of gaining the cup in the ladies’ singles did not seem remote when she met the holder, Miss Mabel Grant, who for some time has had the reputation of being almost as good a player as the best gentlemen in South Africa.

“The spectators were not long left in doubt as to what would happen, for Miss Grant showed herself to be so superior at every point to her opponent that she was the easiest of winners. [...] During the tournament a fancy dress ball was given, at which lawn tennis costumes were allowed.”

The South African event was traditionally held over Easter. Other female contestants included Mrs Ethel Davies, Mrs Beatrice Paterson, and Miss Jessica Paterson

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April 1-3, Rockferry Lawn Tennis Club, Cheshire, England
Venue: Rockferry Lawn Tennis Club

DF: Maud Higginson/G. Massey d. Miss Beckwith/May Sproule 6-8 6-2 8-6

MX: Asta Broadbent/W. Massey d. Kate Nunneley/J.D. Moffatt default

This annual club tournament did not feature a women's singles event, while the above two doubles were handicap only.
 

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Week of April 10-16

April 10-15, British Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Queen's Club

Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1R: May Arbuthnot d. Kate Nunneley 6-0 6-0
1R: May Jacks d. Alice Arbuthnot 6-1 6-2

SF: May Arbuthnot d. Mrs Anderson 6-1 6-0
SF: Jacks d. Ivy Arbuthnot 7-5 6-3

FI: May Arbuthnot d. May Jacks 6-4 6-3

CR: Maud Shackle (holder) d. May Arbuthnot 6-2 1-6 7-5

From “Pastime”, April 19, 1893:

“Miss Maud Shackle required but one more victory to obtain final possession of the bowl presented by Prince Batthyany-Strattmann; and when she had gained the first set by the large margin of six games to two, scarcely anyone present anticipated the keen struggle which ensued.

“Miss May Arbuthnot had made an indifferent start, but in the second set she fairly excelled herself, and, playing with rare courage and skill, placed game after game to her credit, finally winning the set with loss of but one game – the fifth. Miss Shackle, contrary to her usual practice, placed quite a large number of balls into the net in this set, over-anxiety probably causing her to do so.

“Miss Arbuthnot’s winning career was continued in the third set, the first game of which fell to her after deuce had been thrice called. The holder then added three games to her score, but Miss Arbuthnot, nothing daunted, replied with two, and three-all was called. Miss Shackle won the seventh, the challenger the eighth, and the ninth also fell to Miss Arbuthnot, a somewhat lucky stroke (the return hit the net hard and fell short) giving her the game. This was her last success, however, for in spite of her strenuous resistance the holder succeeded in winning the tenth game to 30, the eleventh to 30, and the twelfth after deuce had been once called. She thus gained the set at 7-5, the match by two sets to one, and the championship for the third successive year. “

Other notes: This year the sisters May, Ivy and Ann Artbuthnot all competed in the women’s singles event.
 

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Week of April 17-23

April 8-24, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Hard/Asphalt)
Venue: Adelaide Oval

Draw=5

1R: Maisie Parr d. N Cole 6-1 6-0

SF: Emma Ragless d. Mrs Goldsmith 7-5 6-2
SF: Maisie Parr d. Miss Costello (Ire) 6-0 6-1

FI: Maisie Parr d. Emma Ragless 6-0 6-2

Doubles (Draw=5)

1R: Lilian Payne/Miss Young d N Cole/Miss Costello (Ire) 8-6 2-6 6-4

SF: Ella Parr/Maisie Parr d W Brown/N Hocart 6-1 6-2
SF: Mrs Groom/Miss Wyatt d Payne/Young 6-4 6-3

FI: Ella Parr/Maisie Parr d Mrs Groom/Miss Wyatt 6-4 8-6

Miss Costello, who has only been in South Australia a short period, was 'one time champion of Ireland'

Ella Parr=Miss EL Parr
Emma Ragless=Mrs Ragless
 
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