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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)


The "Great War" (later known as World War 1) interrupts tennis on the European continent. Tennis continues in Australia for the first few months of 1915 before the Tennis Associations of NSW, QLD, SA and VIC agreed to cease inter-state and championship competitions. Small tournaments, usually 'patriotic' war fund-raising events, were still held on occasion.

In the United States, where play goes on uninterrupted, an immigrant from Norway shocks the tennis establishment by storming to title after title, including the US Nationals. Molla is virtually unbeatable until upset by Mrs McLean in September. McLean" won the US title in 1906 as Helen Homans. Mrs McLean's win over Molla on a "heavy" rain soaked court is the only 1 of 2 defeats in a regular event all year for Bjurstedt until headed out west. At Morristown Mrs Frederick (Nora) Schmitz won when Molla pulled a muscle and had to quit.

Molla went West for a series of highly anticipated matches with Mrs May Sutton Bundy. Mrs Bundy is returning to tennis after marriage (1912) and motherhood. The two split their head to head matches.

Dates unknown

???? Bahama Championships, Nassau, Bahamas (Clay?)

FI: Marion Fenno (US) d. Helen Ostby 8-6 4-6 6-3

DF: Miss Brown/Marion Fenno (US) d. Mrs Dickinson/Mrs Elliman 6-2 6-2

Usaully held circa late February to late March


??, Chicago City Championships, Illinois, US
Venue: Wanderers' Club

FI: Mrs Malcolm McNeil d. Katherine Waldo 6-3 6-4

DF: Neely/Waldo d. Mrs Malcolm McNeil/Mrs Miller 8-6 6-2


??, District of Columbia Championships, Washington, US

FI: Eva Baker d. ??

MX: Eva Baker/J.B.Moore d. ??


??, Columbia Country Club Invitation, Chevy Chase, Maryland, US

FI: Eva Baker d. ??

DF: Miss A.M.Doyle/Miss Arline Dufour d. ??

MX: Kate Du Bose/Conrad Doyle d. ??


??, Cleveland City Championship, Ohio, US

FI: Miss Alice Cobb d. ??

DF: Miss Ruth Wise/Miss Ruth Mahler d. ??


??, Nyack, NY, US
Venue: Country Club

FI: Molla Bjurstedt d. Mrs Marshall McLean 5-7 6-2 6-1

DF: Miss Edna Wildey/Mrs S.Green d. Miss Ina Kissel/Miss E.Lindley 4-6 6-4 6-3

MX: Mrs G.L.Chapman/A.M.Kidder d. Mrs Marshall McLean/W.M.Blair 6-4 3-6 7-5


Danish Outdoor Championships

FI: Alice Krayenbühl d. ??


This thread has incorporated information found in Mark Newman's thread, which may be found at:

Thanks to Jimbo and Wolbo for help with many results.

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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)

December 30, 1914-January 2, 1915, New Zealand Championships, Dunedin, New Zealand (Grass)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Annie Gray-bye
1R: J. Cook-bye
1R: Ida Nagle d. M. Ensor 6-4 6-1
1R: Alice Brewster d. [N.] Black 6-1 6-3

1R: Flora Campbell d. A.J. Duthie 6-1 6-0
1R: R. Hughes d. E. Jackson 6-1 6-2
1R: Eva Baird-bye
1R: R. Bagley-bye

QF: Gray d. Cook 6-2 6-1
QF: Brewster d. Nagle 6-0 6-2
QF: Campbell d. Hughes 6-2 6-4
QF: Baird d. Bagley 6-2 6-2

SF: Gray d. Brewster 4-6 7-5 6-1
SF: Baird d. Campbell 1-6 6-2 6-1

FI: Annie Gray d. Eva Baird 4-6 6-3 6-4

Doubles (Draw=5)

1R: K. Black/M.R. White d. J. Cook/E. Jackson 6- 6-2

SF: Eva Baird/Annie Gray d. R. Hughes/Mrs Ida Nagle 6-3 6-1
SF: Alice Brewster/Flora Campbell d. Black/White 6-2 6-1

FI: Eva Baird/Annie Gray d. Alice Brewster/Flora Campbell 4-6 7-5 6-1

Mixed Doubles (Draw=9)

1R: Eva Baird/William Goss d. P. Crammond/R.S. Brown 6-3 3-6 6-4

QF: Baird/Goss d. R. Hughes/Geoff Ollivier 6-2 9-7
QF: Annie Gray/A. Borrows d. R. Bagley/S.G. McDougall 6-3 6-2
QF: Flora Campbell/DigoryPearse d. M.R. White/S. Brown 4-6 6-3 6-1
QF: Alice Brewster/Lancelot Jennings d. Mrs Ballantyne/Gordon Seay 6-3 6-4

SF: Baird/Goss d. Gray/Borrows 6-3 6-3
SF: Brewster/Jennings d. Campbell/Pearse 3-6 6-2 6-1

FI: Eva Baird/William Goss d. Alice Brewster/Lancelot Jennings 6-3 7-5

Though ending in early 1915 this is counted as the 1914 championships in most sources.


December 26, 1914-January 9, 1915, Western Province Championships, Cape Town, South Africa
Venue: The Rondebosch Courts

SF: E. Porter d. Mrs Shields ????
SF: Miss de Villiers d. A. Edwards ????

FI: E. Porter d. Miss de Villiers 3-6 6-4 6-3

MX: Margaret Lowe (GB)/Lionel Tapscott d. Mrs Shields/Gordon Lowe (GB) 6-4 4-6 6-3

Holder Mrs John Reid does not defend her title.

Note: Gordon Lowe won the men’s singles title at this tournament in 1915.


January 14-16, Taranaki Championships, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Venue: New Plymouth Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Gwen Gorrie d. Alice Brewster 6-5 6-2

DF: Alice Brewster/Gwen Gorrie d. D. Simpson/V. Simpson 6-4 6-3

MX: Alice Brewster/John Nicholson d. Gwen Gorrie/C. Webster 6-0 6-4


January 20-23, Wairarapa Championships, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand
Venue: Wairarapa Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=at least 4)

SF: Ray Hughes d. L.M. Hughes 6-3 6-3
SF: Miss Curtis d. Miss Bennett 6-1 6-0

FI: Ray Hughes d. Miss Curtis 6-3 5-7 6-4

MX: Ray Hughes/Geoff Ollivier d. Miss Curtis/Charles Salmond 6-3 6-4


January 23-30, Auckland Championships, Auckland, New Zealand
Venue: Eden and Epsom Club

Singles (Draw=at least 4)

SF: Annie Gray d. Gwen Gorrie 6-4 6-2
SF: M. Steele d. N. McCormick 6-3 6-0

FI: Annie Gray d. M. Steele 6-3 6-2

DF: Gwen Gorrie/Annie Gray d. N. McCormick/M. Steele 6-4 6-2

MX: Annie Gray/Goldsmith d. Gwen Gorrie/K. Duthie 6-4 7-5


???? Indian Championships

Won by Irene Peacock

Peacock (b. 1892) wins the Indian Chmps from 1915 to 1920. Usually held around January.


date unknown, Midwinter Tournament, Pinehurst, North Carolina, US

FI: Alberta Weber d. Florence Ballin 6-1 6-1

DF: Mrs C.H.Chapin/Miss Fay Neil d. Miss C.F.Cousins/Alberta Weber 6-4 6-8 6-3

MX: Florence Ballin/Throckmorton d. Alberta Weber/Mackinney 6-4 7-5

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)

date unknown, Miami, Florida, US

FI: Miss Mary Miller d. Mrs Harry Tuttle 6-3 6-3

MX: Miller/Atkisson d. Mrs George McClure/Dave McClure 6-3 6-4 8-6


February 27-March 5, Florida State Championship, Palm Beach, US (Clay)

FI: Maud Barger Wallach d. Mary Snyder 6-4 6-3

DF: Barger Wallach/Snyder d. Mrs. Amory/Denagre 6-3 6-4

MX: Mrs. Wood/Church d. Barger Wallach/Pell 6-2 6-1

Snyder is from Pittsburgh

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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)

February 27-March 6, Autumn Tournament of the Melbourne Cricket Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground aka The Albert Ground

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Pearl Stewart d. Miss Piper 6-0 6-1
1R: Miss Roberts d. R. Crawford 6-1 6-1
1R: Dorothy Schlesinger-bye
1R: Miss Hartkopf-bye

1R: Lorna Gyton d. A. Brake default
1R: Mary Addison d. Miss Vroland 6-0 6-4
1R: Mrs McArthur d. Katherine Westmoreland [default]
1R: Meryl Waxman d. Miss Hazel-Wright 6-0 6-0

QF: Stewart d. Roberts 6-2 6-2
QF: Schlesinger d. Hartkopf 6-2 4-1 retired
QF: Gyton d. Addison 6-4 6-1
QF: Waxman d. McArthur 6-4 6-2

SF: Stewart d. Schlesinger 6-3 6-1
SF: Waxman d. Gyton default

FI: Pearl Stewart d. Meryl Waxman 6-0 6-3

Doubles (Draw=13)

1R: Miss Hassel-Wright/Mrs McArthur-bye
1R: Dorothy Schlesinger/Meryl Waxman d. Mrs McCowan/Mrs Wright 6-1 6-1
1R: Mrs McArthur/Katherine Westmoreland d. Mrs Sanderson/Mrs Stuart-Murray 8-6 6-2
1R: Lily Addison/Mary Addison d. Mrs McBride/Alice Watson 6-0 4-6 6-3

1R: A. Browning/Pearl Stewart d. Miss Cosgrave/Miss Wilkinson 6-0 6-0
1R: Miss Crawford/Miss Leggo d. Miss Gummo/Miss Johnson 6-1 3-6 6-4
1R: Lorna Gyton/Ethel Le Neveu-bye
1R: Miss Crawford/Miss Taylor-bye

QF: Schlesinger/Waxman d. Miss Hassel-Wright/McArthur 6-1 6-1
QF: Addison/Addison d. McArthur/Westmoreland 6-4 6-2
QF: Browning/Stewart d. Crawford/Leggo 6-2 6-1
QF: Gyton/Le Neveu d. Crawford/Taylor 6-2 6-2

SF: Schlesinger/Waxman d. Addison/Addison 8-6 7-9 6-1
SF: Gyton/Le Neveu d. Browning/Stewart 4-6 6-2 6-3

FI: Dorothy Schlesinger/Meryl Waxman d. Lorna Gyton/Ethel Le Neveu 5-7 6-3 7-5

Mixed Doubles (Draw=9)

1R: Miss Salter/Edmund Hassel-Wright d. M. Gummow/Gummow 6-1 6-4

QF: Meryl Waxman/Arthur O'Hara Wood d. Mary Addison/Foster 6-1 6-1
QF: Lorna Gyton/Randolph Lycett d. Miss Varley/Thomas Fitchett 6-0 6-1
QF: Mrs McArthur/John Raws d. Salter/E. Hassel-Wright 6-2 4-6 6-1
QF: Mrs Sanderson/Rodney Heath d. Pearl Stewart/Ashley Campbell 2-6 6-4 6-2

SF: Waxman/O'Hara Wood d. Gyton/Lycett 4-6 6-3 6-3
SF: Sanderson/Heath d. McArthur/Raws 6-3 4-6 6-3

FI: Meryl Waxman/Arthur O'Hara Wood d. Mrs Sanderson/Rodney Heath 6-3 11-9

Note: Pat O'Hara Wood did not take part in this tournament this year, but his brother Arthur did.

If the doubles draw is on point there are two different Mrs McArthur's.

LTAB (May 6, 1915, p. 326) lists this as the played at the Albert Ground, Melbourne from February 27 through March 6.


March 14-19, US Indoor Championships, New York, US (Wood)
Venue: Seventh Regiment Armory

SF: Marie Wagner d. Florence Sheldon 6-3 6-3
SF: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Alberta Weber 6-3 6-3

FI: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Marie Wagner 6-4, 6-4


SF: Molla Bjurstedt/Florence Ballin d. Bessie G. Holden/Mrs. Albert Humphries 6-0 8-6
SF: Helen Homans McLean/Emily Stokes Weaver d. C. Winn/Ruth Schwab 6-0 6-4

FI: Helen McLean/Emily Stokes Weaver d. Florence Ballin/Molla Bjurstedt 3-6 8-6 6-2

Molla becomes the first foreigner to win the women's indoors. The NYT calls the final "a hard hitting match." Mrs Marshall Mclean won the US Nationals in 1906 under her maiden name of Helen Homans.


March 15-20 March 22, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)

March 15-22, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)

Singles (Draw=7, plus holder)

1R: Meryl Waxman d. Maisie Parr 6-2 6-3
1R: Mrs McArthur d. Flora Rowe 6-3 4-6 6-4
1R: Pearl Stewart d. H.L. Berry 6-3 6-1
1R: Miss Laurie-bye

SF: Stewart d. McArthur 6-3 6-1
SF: Waxman d. Laurie 6-2 6-3

FI: Meryl Waxman d. Pearl Stewart 5-7 6-1 6-4

CR: Meryl Waxman d. Ethelwynne Sharp (holder) 6-3 6-2

Doubles (Draw=5)

1R: Dorothy Schlesinger/Pearl Stewart d. Mrs Andrews/H.L. Berry 6-2 6-3
1R: Mrs McArthur/Meryl Waxman-bye
1R: Flora Rowe/Ethelwynne Sharp-bye
1R: Miss Laurie/Maisie Parr-bye

SF: Schlesinger/Stewart d. McArthur/Waxman 6-4 6-2
SF: Rowe/Sharp d. Laurie/Parr 6-4 7-5

FI: Dorothy Schlesinger/Pearl Stewart d. Flora Rowe/Ethelwynne Sharp 11-9 6-4

Mixed doubles (Draw=at least 11)

1R: Pearl Stewart/John Raws-bye
1R: Maisie Parr/A.F.R. Scott d. D. Johnston/H.J. Harrold 6-4 6-4
1R: Ethelwynne Sharp/Ronald Thomas d. Mrs Craker/Thomas or Tim Fitchett 6-4 4-6 6-3
1R: Mrs McArthur/Horace Rice d. Dorothy Schlesinger/Harold Lemme 4-6 6-3 6-0*

QF: Stewart/Raws d. Parr/Scott 6-4 4-6 6-1
QF: Sharp/Thomas d. Berry/Fitchett 6-2 6-2
QF: Meryl Waxman/Reginald Reid d. Mrs Andrews/H. Malcolm 6-1 6-4
QF: Flora Rowe/Roy Taylor d. Mrs F.W. Porter/R. Robertson 6-2 6-2

SF: Stewart/Raws d. Sharp/Thomas 4-6 6-3 6-4
SF: Rowe/Taylor d. Waxman/Reid 6-1 5-7 6-3

MX: Pearl Stewart/John Raws d. Flora Rowe/Roy Taylor 7-5 6-2

Note: One of the quarter-final matches in the mixed doubles event is probably a first round match as Mrs McArthur/Horrie Rice probably reached the quarter-finals.


March 16-20, Coronado Beach, California, United States (Hard)

FI: Florence Sutton d. Miss Birch 6-2 6-3

DF: Florence Sutton/Miss Wyatt d. Miss Birch/Mrs Hull 6-0 6-0

MX: Florence Sutton/Clifton B. Herd d. Miss Fleischmann/Alfonso Bell 6-8 6-1 6-3


February 20-March 29, All-Jamaican Championships, Kingston, Jamaica

FI: No open women’s singles event held

DF: No open women’s doubles event held.

MX: Won by Nettie Graham/Thomas P. Evelyn

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Discussion Starter #5 (Edited)

April 2-5, Otago Championships, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Venue: Anderson Bay Courts

SF: Flora Campbell d. M. Anderson 9-1
SF: J. Campbell d. Miss Crammond 9-5

FI: Flora Campbell d. J. Campbell 6-1 6-2


April 2-6, Wellington Provincial Championships, Day's Bay, Wellington, New Zealand

FI: Ray Hughes d. C. Stevens 6-1 6-4

DF: Mrs Goldie/Eva Travers d. Miss Bennett/Ida Nagle 6-4 6-0

MX: Eva Travers/Robert Swanston d. C. Stevens/Charles Salmond 6-4 6-3


April 2-8, Tasmanian Championships, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (Grass)
Venues: The Royal Park, The Cricket Ground and Invermay

Singles (Draw=circa 16)

Some first round and quarter-final results:

Miss Hassel-Wright d. Miss Dickson 6-1 6-5
Mrs P.G. Harrison d. Mrs Henry 3-6 6-2 6-2
Dorothy Stanfield d. E. Stackhouse 6-2 6-3
Evelyn Stanfield d. E.L. Holmes 6-3 6-2
Miss Burrowes d. M. Bushby 4-6 6-2 6-0
Mrs Reid d. Miss Spotiswood 6-3 6-1
Amy Rex d. Miss Scager default

SF: E. Stanfield d. Miss Burrowes 6-2 6-0
SF: Rex d. Mrs Reid ????

FI: Evelyn Stanfield d. Amy Rex 6-3 6-1

Doubles (Draw=14)

1R: Dorothy Stanfield/Evelyn Stanfield d. Miss Gatenby/Miss Grubb 6-1 6-1
1R: C.M. Holmes/E.L. Holmes d. Miss Brickhill/Miss Macmichale 6-5 6-4
1R: Miss Gunn/Mrs Pepper d. Miss Brammall/Miss Seager 6-4 5-6 7-5
1R: M. Bushby/Robina Bushby-bye

1R: Miss Henry/Mrs Henry-bye
1R: Mrs Reid/Rex d. Miss Heritage/N. Holmes 6-3 6-0
1R: Miss Dickson/Miss Rudge d. Miss Good/Miss Hassel-Wright 4-6 6-3 6-4
1R: Miss Burrowes/Mrs P.G. Harrison d. Miss Hobkirk/Miss Stackhouse 6-1 6-1

QF: Stanfield/Stanfield d. Holmes/Holmes 6-4 3-6 6-3
QF: Bushby/Bushby d. Miss Gunn/Mrs Pepper 4-6 6-2 8-6
QF: Reid/Rex d. Henry/Henry 6-1 6-2
QF: Burrowes/Harrsion d. Dickson/Rudge 6-0 6-3

SF: Stanfield/Stanfield d. Bushby/Bushby 6-0 6-1
SF: Burrowes/Harrison d. Reid/Rex 5-6 6-1 6-1

DF: Dorothy Stansfield/Evelyn Stansfield d. Miss Burrowes/Mrs P.G. Harrison 6-1 4-6 6-4

Source: LTAB, June 24, 1915, p. 413

Note: Some of the first round or quarter-final results are missing for the women's singles event.


April 3-10, Geelong Championships, Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Dorothy Schlesinger d. Miss Tassell 6-1 6-4
1R: Miss Keown d. Miss Currie 6-1 7-5
1R: A. Browning d. Miss McCaw 6-0 6-1
1R: Mary Addison d. Miss Steele 7-5 6-4

1R: Mrs McArthur d. L. Stanley 6-1 6-1
1R: Miss Conran d. Miss Baker 6-2 6-0
1R: Miss Wilkinson d. Miss Austin 6-4 6-3
1R: Miss Roberts d. Miss McDonald 6-2 6-1

QF: Schlesinger d. Keown 6-1 6-2
QF: Addison d. Browning 5-7 9-7 6-2
QF: Mrs McArthur d. Conran 6-2 6-0
QF: Roberts d. Wilkinson 6-4 6-3

SF: Schlesinger d. Addison 6-3 6-2
SF: Roberts d. Mrs McArthur 6-3 1-6 6-3

FI: Dorothy Schlesinger d. Miss Roberts 6-3 6-2

DF: Miss Roberts/Miss Tassell d. A. Browning/Mrs McArthur 6-5 6-4

MX: Mary Addison/John Hawkes d. A. Browning/S. Roebuck 6-5 6-4

Note: The women's doubles and mixed doubles events at this tournament were handicap only.


April 10, Los Angeles Humane Society Benefit Tournament Los Angeles, California, United States (Hard)
Venue: Mount Washington

FI: Mary K. Browne d. Florence Sutton 6-4 1-6 6-3

DF: Ethel Sutton/Florence Sutton d. Mary K. Browne/Louise Riddell Williams 6-2 6-1


April 3-11, Championships of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (Clay)

FI: Luisita Marnet d. Lolita Marnet 6-3 6-3

MX: Panchita Subiriana/Juan de Urruela d. L. Marnet /Jose M. Sagnier 6-3 1-6 6-4

The two finalists were sisters.


Circa mid-April, Cuban Championships, Havana, Cuba (Clay)
Venue: Vedado Tennis

FI: M. Ferran d. Senorita Diago 6-3 8-6


April 15-17, Ojai Valley Championships, Nordhoff, California, US (Hard)

FI: Florence Sutton d. Gladys Widdowson 6-1 6-2


April, Hawaiian Championship, Honolulu

FI: Miss Hopper d. ??

MX: Miss Hopper/Eklund d. Miss Schaefer/Castle ??


April 19-28, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Double Bay Courts

Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1R: Annie Baker Ford-bye
1R: Eva Collings d. Miss Metcalfe 6-1 6-2
1R: Sylvia Lance d. Miss Reid 6-1 6-3
1R: Mrs McArthur-bye

SF: Ford d. Collings 6-3 6-3
SF: McArthur d. Lance 9-7 6-1

FI: Annie Baker Ford d. Mrs McArthur 6-2 6-2

CR: Pearl Stewart (holder) d. Annie Baker Ford 6-4 6-2

Doubles (Draw=9)

1R: Eva Collings/Annie Baker Ford d. D. Lloyd/M. Lloyd 6-0 6-1

QF: Lily Addison/Pearl Stewart d. Irene Cozens/Sylvia Lance 6-2 6-2
QF: Collings/Ford d. Mrs Doyle/Mrs Fuller 6-3 7-5
QF: Miss Murray/Miss Seale d. Mrs Neale/Miss Reid default
QF: Mrs McArthur/Dorothy Schlesinger d. Mrs Hay/Miss Metcalfe 6-3 6-4

SF: Addison/Stewart d. Collings/Ford 6-1 6-4
SF: McArthur/Schlesinger d. Murray/Seale 6-1 6-2

FI: Lily Addison/Pearl Stewart vs Mrs McArthur/Dorothy Schlesinger 6-1 4-3 [unfinished]*

Note: The holders, Lily Addison/Pearl Stewart, played through the women's doubles event in 1915.

Mixed Doubles (Draw=10, plus holders)

1R: Sylvia Lance/Clarence Todd d. Eva Collings/Matthew Marsh 6-3 4-6 6-4
1R: Irene Cozens/Lindsay Todd d. Mrs Holmes/C. White 6-1 6-2

QF: Pearl Stewart/Alfred Jones d. Mrs Fuller/H.M. Frew 6-2 6-0
QF: Lance/C. Todd d. Cozens/L. Todd 6-2 6-3
QF: Mrs McArthur/Horace Rice d. Miss Doyle/Norman Peach 6-4 3-6 6-3
QF: Lily Addison/Edward Jordan d. Dorothy Schlesinger/Ernest Hicks 6-3 6-4

SF: Stewart/Jones d. Lance/C. Todd 4-6 7-5 6-2
SF: Addison/Jordan d. McArthur/Rice 6-3 6-2

FI: Pearl Stewart/Alfred Jones d. Lily Addison/Edward Jordan 6-1 4-6 11-9

CR: Pearl Stewart/Alfred Jones d. Annie Baker Ford/James Anderson (holders) 7-5 3-6 9-7

The women's doubles was scheduled to be finished in Melbourne at a later date. We do not have the result.

Draw note: Mrs McArthur was from the state of Victoria

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Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)

Circa May 2-9, West Side Tennis Club Championships, Forest Hills, New York, US (Grass?)
Venue: West Side Tennis Club

SF: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d Mrs R. J. Pope 6-1 6-1
SF: Helen Homans Mclean d Miss H French 6-1 6-1

FI: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Helen McLean 6-3 8-6

DF: Maud Barger-Wallach/Helen McLean d. Florence Ballin/Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) 7-5 3-6 6-4

Molla twists her ankle in the semis of the singles. The Nordic woman's presence drew a large gallery.


May 10-14, Ladies’ Metropolitan Championships, New York City, New York, US (Clay)
Venue: West Side Tennis Club at Forest Hills

1R: Molla Bjurstedt d Lucille Weill 6-0 6-1
1R: Clover Boldt Miles d. Mrs. E. S. Knapp 6-1 6-1
1R: Mrs. Robert Le Roy d. Margaret Taylor 6-2 3-6 6-1
1R: Anne Sheafe d. Darch 6-1 6-1
1R: Ina A. Kissel d. Florence Ballin 8-6 8-10 6-3
1R: Clare Cassel d. Miriam Blagden 6-3 6-1
1R: Alberta Weber d. Mrs. W. H. S. Voss 6-2 6-1
1R: Hartley d. Alice Kortright 6-4 6-2
1R: Vanderhoef d. H. R. Punnett 6-0 6-0
1R: Edna Shepard d. Helen Cousins 4-6 6-0 8-6
1R: Carona Winn d. Percy Wilburn 6-4 6-4

2R: Bjurstedt Mallory d. Boldt Miles 6-0 6-2
2R: Hilah French d. Le Roy 3-6 6-4 6-2
2R: Sheafe d. Kissel 6-0 2-6 6-3
2R: Cassel d. Mrs. de Gersdorff 6-1 6-2
2R: Helen Homans McLean d. Mrs. J.W. Jenkins 6-1 6-4
2R: Maud Jaretski d. Weber w.o.
2R: Maud Barger Wallach d. E.C. Lindley 6-3 6-2
2R: Alice Day Beard d. Helen Pollak 4-6 6-0 6-4
2R: Marie Wagner d. Hartley 8-6 6-1
2R: Vanderhoef d. Shepard 6-1 6-4
2R: Mrs. R. Pope d. Elsa Kahn 6-2 6-3
2R: Stella Grossman d. C. Mordecai 6-3 6-3
2R: Winn d. Louise Witherbee 4-6 8-6 6-2
2R: Mrs. B. Briggs d. K. Force 5-7 6-4 6-4

3R: Bjurstedt d. French 6-0 6-0
3R: Sheafe d. Cassel 6-3 6-3
3R: Homans McLean d. Helen Bernhard 6-3 3-6 6-2
3R: Helen Simpson d. Jaretski 6-3 6-3
3R: Barger Wallach d. Day Beard 6-3 6-2
3R: Wagner d. Vanderhoef 3-6 6-0 6-4
3R: Pope d. Grossman 6-0 6-0
3R: Winn d. Briggs 6-4 4-6 8-6

QF: Pope d Winn 6-1 6-2
QF: Barger-Walach d Wagner 6-1 6-1
QF: Bjurstedt d Sheafe 6-3 6-1
QF: Mclean d Simpson 6-1 6-1

SF: Barger-Wallach d Pope 6-1 6-2
SF: Bjurstedt d McLean 6-1 7-9 6-2

FI: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Maud Barger-Wallach 6-3 6-1


1R: Clover Boldt Miles / Helen Homans McLean bye
1R: C. Sidenburg / E. Kahn d. K. Force / Alice Kortright 6-2 6-2
1R: Clara Kutroff Cassebeer / Alice Day Beard d. Mrs. R. Pope / Ina A. Kissel 6-1 7-5
1R: Nora Meyer Schmitz / Mrs. B. Briggs d. L. Weil / C. Mordecai 6-3 5-7 6-1
1R: M. P. Blagden / E. C. Lindley
1R: Emily Stokes Weaver / Mrs. R. Wood _
1R: H. Simpson / E. Shepard bye
1R: N. Cousins / Mrs. Rainey bye
1R: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory / Florence Ballin d. Mrs. Robert Le Roy / Gertrude Della Torre 7-5 8-6
1R: B. Holden / Mrs. A. Humphries d. Hartley / Mrs. T. J. Wolff 6-2 6-1
1R: Mrs. de Gersdorff / Elizabeth Hooper Blanchard
1R: Mrs. W. H. Voss / Mrs. J. W. Jenkins
1R: Marie Wagner / Clare Cassel
1R: Pagenstacher / M. Taylor
1R: L. Witherbee / H. French _
1R: C. Delafield / Zignoux

2R: Boldt Miles / Homans McLean d. Sidenburg / Kahn 6-2 7-5
2R: Kutroff Cassebeer / Day Beard d. Meyer Schmitz / Briggs 6-2 6-4
2R: Blagden / Lindley d. Stokes Weaver / Wood 6-2 6-4
2R: Simpson / Shepard d. Cousins / Rainey 6-3 3-6 6-4
2R: Bjurstedt / Ballin d. Holden / Humphries 6-4 6-3
2R: Gersdorff / Hooper Blanchard d. Voss / Jenkins 6-1 1-6 6-4
2R: Wagner / Cassel d. Pagenstacher / Taylor 6-3 6-1
2R: Witherbee / French d. Delafield / Zignoux 6-1 6-2

QF: Boldt Miles / Homans McLean d. Kutroff Cassebeer / Day Beard 8-6 6-2
QF: Blagden / Lindley d. Simpson / Shepard 6-2, 10-8
QF: Bjurstedt / Ballin d. Gersdorff / Hooper Blanchardw.o.
QF: Wagner / Cassel d. Witherbee / French 6-4 6-2

SF: Boldt Miles / Homans McLean d. Blagden / Lindley 6-4 7-5
SF: Bjurstedt / Ballin d. Wagner / Cassel 3-6 6-3 6-1

FI: Boldt Miles / Homans McLean d. Bjurstedt / Ballin 6-2 6-1

Mixed doubles

1R: Fred C. Inman / Molla Bjurstedt d. Brown / Gertrude Della Torre 7-5 6-2
1R: Schenzel / Currie d. Johnson / M. Taylor 7-5 8-6
1R: Mahan / Mrs. Mahan
1R: C. S. Roome / Mrs. E. E. Smith
1R: Dean Mathey / Helen Homans McLean d. C. M. Bull, Jr. / Mrs. R. Wood 9-7 12-10
1R: bye
1R: H. H. Hackett / Annie Sheafe d. Wilde / H. R. Punnett 6-0 6-0
1R: Moore / Clare Cassel d. E. W. Peaslee / Clara Kutroff Cassebeer w.o.

QF: Inman / Bjurstedt d. Schenzel / Currie 6-3, 6-4
QF: Mahan / Mahan d. Roome / Smith w.o.
QF: Mathey / Homans McLean d.?_
QF: Hackett / Sheafe d. Moore / Cassel 7-5 6-2

SF: Inman / Bjurstedt d. Mahan / Mahan 6-4 6-2
SF: Mathey / Homans McLean d. Hackett / Sheafe 4-6 6-1 6-1

FI: Inman / Bjurstedt d. Mathey / Homans McLean 3-6 6-4 6-1

Ballin is, according to the NYT, "badly off form" in the doubles final.


began May 14, Chevy Chase, Maryland, US
Venue: Country Club

FI: Miss Eva Baker d. Miss A.Morrison 6-4 6-1

DF: Eva Baker/Elizabeth Bryan d. Miss A.M.Doyle/Miss Arline Dufour 6-3 2-6 6-4

MX: Eva Baker/H.E.Doyle d. Mrs W.Sullivan/Wallace Johnson ??


began May 17, Maryland State Championship, Baltimore, US

FI: Mrs J.S.Taylor d. Mrs W.Sullivan wo

CR: Mrs J.S.Taylor d. Mrs C.Potter wo

DF: Agnes Kennedy/Miss E.Hensel d. Miss J.Lloyd/Miss K.Steele 6-0 6-3


third week of May, Brookline, Massachusetts, US
Venue: Country Club

FI: Evelyn Sears d. Eleanor Sears 6-3 6-2

DF: Evelyn Sears/Miss Margaret Curtis d. ??

MX: Miss Marion Fenno/Nat W.Niles d. Miss Edith Rotch/A.S.Dabney 6-4 6-2


May 19-22, Pelham Manor, NY, US
Venue: Pelham Country Club

1R: Helen Homans McLean bye
1R: Louise Witherbee bye
1R: Marian Vanderhoef bye
1R: Edith Handy bye
1R: Clare Cassel d. E. H. Moore w.o.
1R: Mrs. William Lester bye
1R: Maud Barger Wallach d. Mrs. A. Graham Mills 6-1 6-2
1R: Mrs. Francis Bishop d. Mrs. John Hall 6-2 8-6
1R: Molla Bjurstedt d. Mrs. Rawson Wood w.o.
1R: ______ bye
1R: Florence Sheldon d. Ina Kissel 6-3 6-4
1R: ______ bye
1R: Nora Meyer Schmitz d. Mrs. B. F. Briggs 6-3 3-6 6-4
1R: Florence Ballin d. Eleanor Coward 6-0, 6-1
1R: Marie Wagner bye
1R: Jane Rowson bye

2R: Homans McLean d. Witherbee 6-4 6-3
2R: Vanderhoef d. Handy 7-5 3-6 8-6
2R: Cassel d. Lester 6-3 6-2
2R: Barger Wallach d. Bishop w.o.
2R: Bjurstedt d. ?
2R: Sheldon d. ?
2R: Meyer Schmitz d. Ballin 6-3 6-2
2R: Wagner d. Rowson 6-4 6-0

QF: Homans McLean d. Vanderhoef 6-1, 6-2
QF: Cassel d. Barger Wallach 5-7, 13-11, 6-3
QF: Bjurstedt d. Sheldon 6-3, 6-1
QF: Meyer Schmitz d. Wagner w.o.

SF: Homans McLean defeated d. Cassel ??
SF: Bjurstedt d. Meyer Schmitz 6-0, 6-4

FI: Molla Bjurstedt d. Helen Homans McLean 6-3 6-3

Many gallons of gasoline were lighted to dry the clay court after a storm interrupted the final after the first game of the second set. Sponges and towels had proved ineffectual. Molla Bjurstedt Mallory "showed unusual ability in her return drives to the corners of the courts and the side lines, and displayed more proficiency in this particular style of play than she had previously shown this season. By constantly manoeuvring and hard driving, Miss Bjurstedt drove her opponent out of position and compelled the latter's returns to strike sharp angles, many of which went into the net or out of the court."

The quarterfinal between Maud Barger Wallach and Clare Cassel took 4 hours to play, according to The New York Times on 21 May 1915.


1R: Clare Cassel / Molla Bjurstedt bye
1R: Marie Wagner / Bessie Moore bye
1R: Helen Homans McLean / Mrs. W. H. Chapman d. Louise Witherbee / Mrs. William Lester 6-3 6-3
1R: Florence Ballin / Emily Stokes Weaver d. Florence Sheldon / Jane Rowson 6-0 2-6 6-1
1R: Clover Boldt Miles / Edna Wildey d. Eleanor Coward / Bessie Wilson 7-5 6-3
1R: Nora Meyer Schmitz / Mrs. B. F. Briggs d. Ina Kissel / E. P. Lindley 5-7 6-4 6-3
1R: Clara Kutroff Cassebeer / Marian Vanderhoef bye
1R: Helena Hellwig Pouch / Edith Handy bye

QF: Cassel / Bjurstedt d. Wagner / Bessie Moore 6-3 6-4
QF: Homans McLean / Chapman d. Ballin / Stokes Weaver 3-6 9-7 6-4
QF: Boldt Miles / Wildey d. Meyer Schmitz / Briggs 6-3 6-3
QF: Kutroff Cassebeer / Vanderhoef d. Hellwig Pouch / Handy 7-5 4-6 9-7

SF: Cassel / Bjurstedt d. Homans McLean / Chapman 7-5 6-4
SF: Boldt Miles / Wildey defeated Kutroff Cassebeer / Vanderhoef ?

FI: Cassel / Bjurstedt d. Boldt Miles / Wildey 6-2 8-10 6-2

Mixed doubles

1R: A. J. Ostendorf / Marie Wagner d. C. Black / Clara Kutroff Cassebeer 6-1 6-2
1R: C. Frederick Watson / Mrs. W. H. Chapman d. Witherbee Black / Bessie Moore 15-13 6-1
1R: A. S. Chieval / Molla Bjurstedt d. E. C. Moore / Jane Rowson 6-1 6-2
1R: H. Homans / Helen Homans McLean d. F. Hoag / Edith Handy 6-1 7-5
1R: Frederick C. Baggs / Clare Cassel d. F. Richardson / Eleanor Coward 6-2 6-2
1R: ?/ Marian Vanderhoef ?
1R: R. E. Rogers / Mrs. B. F. Briggs d. D. C. Noyes / Florence Sheldon 6-3 6-2
1R: R. J. Leonard / Edna Wildey d. B. F. Briggs / Clover Boldt Miles 6-3 6-1

QF: Ostendorf / Wagner d. Watson / Chapman 6-2 7-5
QF: Chieval / Bjurstedt d. Homans / Homans McLean 7-5 6-1
QF: Baggs / Cassel d. ?/ Vanderhoef 6-2 6-7 (transcribed correctly)
QF: Rogers / Briggs d. Leonard / Wildey 6-4 6-4

SF: Ostendorf / Wagner d. Chieval / Bjurstedt 6-4 7-5
SF: Baggs / Cassel d. Rogers / Briggs 6-4 6-3

FI: Marie Wagner/A.J.Ostendorf d. Cassel/F.C.Baggs 6-1 6-3


Ended on May 25, Championships of the River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina

FI: Dorothy Boadle d. Ines Anderson 6-0 6-4

DF: Dorothy Boadle/Miss J.A. Hinds d. Mrs. G.W.H. Spanton/Miss M.C. Göni 6-2 6-4

MX: Dorothy Boadle/G.C. Drysdale d. Miss M.C. Göni/H.B.M. Knight 7-5 7-5 6-1

Source: LTAB, September 30, 1915, p.581

D.W. Boadle is Dorothy Whitfield, and I. Anderson is Ines.


ends May 25 1st NSW Hardcourt Championships, Dubbo, NSW, Australia (Clay)

(not the first event at Dubbo, but the first official state HC Champs)

1R: Morgan d. Wurfel 7-5 10-8
1R: Elliott d. Harvel 6-2 6-0

SF: Morgan d. K Cadell 6-1 6-3
SF: Elliott d. Mrs. Booth 6-3 6-3

FI: Elliott d. Morgan 3-6 6-2 6-3

DF: Elliott/Mrs. Williams d. Morgan/Sefton Morgan 6-2 6-4

MX: L Todd/ M Wurfel d. N Heath/ Mungrave 4-6 6-1 6-3

From the Sydney Morning Herald, 11 June 1931, page 12:

"The programme for the hard court championships of New South Wales is now available. These events will be ... under the jurisdiction of the Dubbo District Tennis Association, which has controlled the championships since their inception. The hard court championships of New South Wales started in 1915.... Since then most of the foremost players in the State have won the singles. Starting on a small scale, the championships have proved so popular of late that entries ... are limited. ... Fifty courts will be used."


began May 25, Morristown Field Club Tournament, Morristown, New Jersey, US

2R: Nora Meyer Schmitz d. Hilah C. French 6-1 6-2
2R: Molla Bjurstedt d. Florence Ballin 6-2 3-6 6-1
2R: Ina Kissel d. Marian Vanderhoef 3-6 7-5 6-4
2R: A. Kortright
2R: Clare Cassel
2R: Mrs. R. A. Pope d. Whitney 6-0 6-3
2R: Florence Sheldon
2R: Mrs. Robert Le Roy d. R. Eltinge 6-3 6-2

QF: Meyer Schmitz d. Bjurstedt 1-6 7-5 2-0 retired
QF: Kissel d. Kortright 6-2 6-1
QF: Cassel d. Pope 6-3 6-2
QF: Sheldon d. Le Roy 2-6 6-0 6-4

SF: Meyer Schmitz d. Kessel 6-2 6-3
SF: Cassel d. Sheldon 7-5 6-2

FI: Clare Cassel d. Nora Schmitz 7-5 6-3


1R: Clare Cassel / Marie Wagner ?
1R: Marshall / Sparder d. Florence Ballin / Marian Vanderhoef w.o.
1R: Helen Homans McLean / Molla Bjurstedt d. Means / Cheeseman 6-1 6-1
1R: Ina Kessel / E. P. Lindley d. Vietor / Mrs. F. T. Freylinghuysen 6-3 6-4
1R: Edna Wildey / Mrs. M. Farley d. M. Pierson / Foote 6-3 6-4
1R: Mrs. R. A Pope / Mrs. Robert Le Roy d. M. Taylor / A. Morison 6-0 6-3
1R: Mrs. F. Ford / M. Swords d. Mrs. J. H. McLean / Jane Swords 3-6 6-3 6-1

2R: Cassel/Wagner d. Marshall/Sparder 6-1 6-1
2R: Bjurstedt/McLean d. Kessel/Lindley 6-2 6-4


DF: Clare Cassel/Marie Wagner d. Edna Wildey/Mrs N.Farley 6-2 6-4

MX: Helen McLean/S.Young d. Mola Bjurstedt (Nor)/Schinzel (also given as A.S. Chienval) 3-6 6-3 6-4


May 27-31, Border States Championship, El Paso, Texas, US

FI: Barbara Wolgemuth d. Mrs George R. LeBaron 6-2 6-4


began May 29, Eastern New York State Championships, Scarsdale, US
Venue: Country Tennis Club of Westchester

FI: Marie Wagner d. Mrs R.Victor 6-2 6-2

MX: Wagner/A.J.Ostendorf d. Miss M.Grove/Harry Steinkampf 6-1 6-3


began May 29, Middle Atlantic States Championships, Chevy Chase, Maryland, US
Venue: Columbia Country Club

FI: Miss E.Bryan d. Miss Doyle 6-3 6-2 *

MX: Eva Baker/Ballard Moore d. Miss Stone/Hillyer 6-1 6-0

* A problem: These results are taken from "Spalding's Annual for 1916" , but in a following recapitulation it writes that Eva Baker won. And the Annual for 1917 writes that in 1916 "Miss Eva Baker successfully defended her title in the challenge round of the women's singles".
So it would seem that in 1915 Eva Baker won, not Bryan

25,217 Posts
Discussion Starter #7 (Edited)
First half of June

began May 31, Amackassin Club Tournament, Yonkers, NY, US

FI: Marie Wagner d. Natalie Browning 6-1 6-3

DF: Wagner/Mrs Percy Wilbourn d. Miss Holden/Mrs Humphries 4-6 6-2 6-4

MX: Natalie Browning/A.W.Waite d. Mrs Humphries/Ingo Hartman 6-1 7-5


May 31-June 5, Ladies’ Championship of Pennsylvania and the Eastern States, Haverford, Pennsylvania, US (Grass)
Venue: Merion Cricket Club,

FI: Helen McLean d. Edythe Beard 6-0 6-2

DF: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Helen McLean d. Mrs Schlichter/Phyllis Walsh 6-2 6-2

MX: Clare Cassel/Wallace F. Johnson d. Isabel Paul/Edgar Scott 6-2 6-3

Molla Bjurstedt did not play the singles at the tournament in Haverford, PA because of an injured ankle.


Circa early June, Old Dominion Tournament, Richmond, Virginia, US (Clay)

FI: Florence Ballin d. Bessie Moore 2-6 6-4 6-1

Marie Wagner (holder) did not defend title.

25,217 Posts
Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)

Dates: June 7-12
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon Heights, Philadelphia
Surface: Grass

*Holder Mary Browne did not defend title.

Singles (Draw=74)

Holder Mary Browne did not defend her tiltle.

First Round

Marion Vanderhoef d. Lily Cheston 6-1 6-1
Phyllis Walsh d. Dorothy Briggs 2-6 6-1 7-5
Marion Creswell d. Eleanor Carey 7-5 7-5
Agnes Kennedy d. Augusta Chapman default
Mary Smith d. Miss J. W. Huff 6-4 6-3

Edith Katzenberg d. Carolin Culley 6-0 6-2
Isabel Drexel Paul d. Elizabeth Porter 6-1 6-1
Florence Ballin d. Hannah Wright 6-1 6-2
Deborah Seal d. Elsie Hopkins 6-1 6-2
Lucy Bostwick d. E. N. Meehan 6-4 11-9

Second Round

Lily Newhall d. Mildred Willard 6-4 6-3
Mrs. Robert Pope d. Barbara Lewis default
Anne Sheafe d. L. T. Whitney default
Clara Cassebeer d. Sarah Myers 8-6 6-2
Eleanor Lindley d. Susanne White 3-6 6-2 6-4
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Eugenia Wainwright 6-0 6-1
Edith Beard d. Miriam Steever 6-1 6-4
Clare Cassel d. A.F. Fleischer 6-2 6-0

Martha Guthrie d. Lucy Duhring 6-1 6-1
Helen Alexander d. Mrs L. Weitzel 6-3 3-6 6-3
Ida Kissell d. M.A. Fleisher 6-1 6-0
Gertrude Henry d. Gertrude Hollis default
Gertrude Della Torre d. Molly Thayer 3-6 6-0 6-3
Vanderhoef d. Adele Cragin 6-0 6-0
Cresswell d. Walsh 7-5 10-8
Kennedy d. M Smith 6-1 6-1

Paul d. Katzenburg 6-0 6-3
Ballin d. Seal 6-1 6-1
Ethel Smith d. Bostwick 6-2 6-3
Eliza Fox d. Mrs A. P. Morrison 6-3 6-0
Elizabeth Ostheimer d. Mrs O. D. Johnson 6-1 6-1
Grace LeRoy d. Edith Runk 6-4 6-3
Alice Cunningham d. Margarette Myers 6-4 6-0
Dorothy Disston d. ???? default

Helen McLean d. ???? default
Maud Barger-Wallach d. Hilda French 6-2 6-3
Hazel Wightman d. Mrs David P Wood 6-2 6-2
Mary Snyder d. ???? default
Mary Williams d. Elizabeth Smucker 6-3 6-3
Mrs T. H. Cabot d. Clara Chase 6-0 6-2
Mrs Forrest Kerbaugh d. Mrs Robert Herold 8-6 6-3
Eleanora Sears d. Elizabeth Henry 6-0 6-1

Third Round

Newhall d. Pope default
Sheafe d. Cassebeer 6-4 6-2
Bjurstedt d. Findlay 6-3 6-0
Beard d. Cassel 6-1 6-4
Guthrie d. Alexander 6-1 6-3
Kissell d. Henry 6-2 4-6 6-2
Vanderhoef d. Della Torre 6-1 6-2
Kennedy d. Creswell 4-6 6-2 7-5

Paul d. Ballin 6-3 3-6 7-5
Fox d. Smith 6-2 6-3
LeRoy d. E. Ostheimer 6-0 7-5
Cunningham d. D. Disston 6-1 6-2
McLean d. Barger-Wallach 3-6 7-5 8-6
Wightman d. Snyder 6-1 6-4
Cabot d. M. Williams 6-2 6-1
Sears d. Kerbaugh 6-0 6-0

Fourth Round

Sheafe d. Newhall 6-2 6-2
Bjurstedt d. Beard 6-4 6-0
Guthrie d. Kissell 6-3 6-4
Vanderhoef d. Kennedy 6-1 6-1

Fox d. Paul 7-5 6-4
Cunningham d. LeRoy 6-1 6-4
Wightman d. McLean 6-3 3-6 6-3
Sears d. Cabot 7-5 6-2


Bjurstedt d. Sheafe 10-8 6-2
Guthrie d. Vanderhoef 7-5 6-0
Fox d. Cunningham 6-2 6-1
Wightman d. Sears 6-3 5-7 6-2


Bjurstedt d. Guthrie 3-6 6-2 6-2
Wightman d. Fox 6-1 6-4


Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Hazel Wightman 4-6 6-2 6-0


Doubles (Draw=27)

Eugenia Wainwright/Hannah Wright-bye
Emily Kennedy/Margaret Taylor-bye
Alice Cunningham/Ethel Smith-bye
Ina Kissell/Eleanor Lindley d. Clara Chase/Hilda French 6-3 6-2
Eleonora Sears/Hazel Wightman d. Louise Dixon/Isabel Paul 6-0 6-1
Margaretta Myers/Sarah Myers d. Lily Cheston/Elizabeth Henry 6-3 6-2
Dorothy Disston/Eliza Fox d. Eleanor Hopkins/Elise Hopkins 6-2 6-2
Helen Alexander/Clara Cassebeer d. Sophie Norris/Mary Williams 8-6 6-1

Lily Newhall/Elizabeth Ostheimer d. Elizabeth Porter/Mary Smith 6-3 6-2
Clare Cassel/Anne Sheafe d. Edythe Beard/Miriam Steever 4-6 6-0 7-5
Martha Guthrie/Mary Snyder d. Dorothy Newbold/Molly Thayer 7-5 6-1
Mrs Isaac Schlichter/Phyllis Walsh d. Miss A. B. Black/Mrs Robert Pope default
Maud Barger-Wallach/Mrs T. H. Cabot d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Dorothy Briggs 6-3 4-6 7-5
Eleanor Carey/Susanne White d. Gertrude Della Torre/Grace LeRoy 6-2 4-6 6-4
Augusta Chapman/Helen McLean-bye
Sarah Baker/Agnes Kennedy-bye

Second Round

Wainwright/Wright d. Kennedy/Taylor 6-2 6-3
Kissell/Lindlay d. Cunningham/Smith 6-2 6-2
Sears/Wightman d. Myers/Myers 6-3 6-3
Disston/Fox d. Alexander/Cassebeer 6-4 6-3

Cassel/Sheafe d. Newhall/E.Ostheimer 6-4 6-2
Guthrie/Snyder d. Schlichter/Walsh 6-3 6-1
Barger-Wallach/Cabot d. Carey/S.White 6-3 6-2
Chapman/McLean d. Baker/Kennedy 6-3 6-1


Kissell/Lindlay d. Wainwright/Wright 6-0 6-4
Sears/Wightman d. Disston/Fox 6-1 6-4
Cassel/Sheafe d. Guthrie/Snyder 6-1 6-3
Chapman/McLean d. Barger-Wallach/Cabot 6-2 6-2


Sears/Wightman d. Kissell/Lindlay 6-2 6-4
Chapman/McLean d. Cassel/Sheafe 6-2 6-1


Eleanora Sears/Hazel Wightman d. Augusta Chapman/Helen McLean 10-8 6-2


Mixed Doubles (Draw=43)

First Round

Dorothy Disston/Alfred Dabney d. Florence Ballin/E. Mosher 6-1 6-4
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Irving Wright d. Clara Chase/Ewing Taylor 6-0 6-1
Elizabeth Smucker/J. P. Magill d. Mildred Willard/Stewart Clark 6-3 6-4
Sarah Myers/Allan Evans d. Grace LeRoy/Randolph Faires 6-1 6-4
Martha Guthrie/J. S. Disston d. Maud Barger-Wallach/Craig Biddle 8-6 2-6 8-6
Mrs T. H. Cabot/Edgar Scott d. Ida Kissel/C. B. Jennings 4-6 6-4 6-4

Hazel Wightman/Harry Johnson d. Eugenia Wainwright/W. M. Humphrey 6-0 6-4
Mary Synder/A.D. Thayer d. Mrs Isaac Schlichter/R. D. Crozier 6-2 6-2
Eliza Fox/L. C. Wistar d. Miss Morrison/Eugene Heine 6-1 6-2
Molly Thayer/Edmund Thayer d. Eleanor Lindley/Gowen Roper 7-5 6-3
Edith Runk/Brooke Edwards d. Alice Cunningham/J. R. Rowland 2-6 6-2 8-6

Second Round

Isabel Drexel Paul/Edward Toland d. Clara Cassebeer/W. L. Landreth 6-2 6-2
Mrs C. H. Krumbhaar/F. E. Newbold d. Gertrude Henry/Allan Butler6-3 8-6
Clare Cassel/Wallace Johnson d. Ruth Huston/Bayard Kraft 6-0 6-0
Gertrude Della Torre/Charles Fraley d. Marion Vanderhoef/H. F. Harrity 6-2 6-1
Anne Sheafe/Bill Tilden d. Margaret Taylor/F. E. Disston 6-3 6-1
Bjurstedt/Wright d. Diston/Dabney 6-1 6-2
Myers/Evans d. Smucker/Magill 6-1 6-2
Cabot/Scott d. Guthrie/JS Disston 11-9 7-5

Wightman/Johnson d. Miriam Steever/H. Morris Tilden default
Snyder/AD Thayer d. Fox/Wister 1-6 6-2 7-5
Augusta Chapman/Joseph Carpenter d. ???? default
Thayer/E Thayer d. Runk/Edwards 6-3 3-6 6-4
Eleanor Carey/Joseph Thayer d. Agnes Kennedy/W. Stroud 6-3 6-4
Mrs W. G. Morse/W. G. Morse d. Miss Remington/J. N. Mountain 6-3 7-5
Helen McLean/Frank Fischer (NZ) d. Elise Hopkins/C. Davis 6-2 6-1
Eleanora Sears/Joseph Armstrong d. Susanne White/Rowland Evans 6-2 6-2

Third Round

Paul/Toland d. Krumbhaar/Newbold 6-3 6-4
Cassel/Johnson d. Della Torre/Fraley 8-6 6-0
Bjurstedt/Wright d. Sheafe/Tilden 5-7 9-7 9-7
Cabot/Scott d. Myers/Evans 6-1 6-2
Wightman/Johnson d. Snyder/AD Thayer 6-1 6-1
Chapman/Carpenter d. Thayer/E Thayer 7-5 7-5
Carey/JT Thayer d. Morse/Morse 6-1 6-3
McLean/Fischer d. Sears/Armstrong 6-8 6-4 6-4


Cassel/Johnson d. Paul/Toland 8-6 4-6 6-1
Bjurstedt/Wright d. Cabot/Scott 6-0 6-4
Wightman/Johnson d. Chapman/Carpenter 6-2 6-0
McLean/Fischer d. Carey/JT Thayer 4-6 7-5 6-4


Bjurstedt/Wright d Cassel/Johnson 6-0 6-0
Wightman/Johnson d. McLean/Fischer default


Hazel Wightman/Harry Johnson d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Irving Wright 6-0 6-1



At this point in time 31-year-old Molla Bjurstedt was really beginning to blossom in her adopted homeland. This would be the first of seven singles titles for her at the US Championships (eight if a patriotic title she would win in 1917 is included). The Philadelphia Ledger reported that more than 2,000 attended the finals.

Wright and Ditson reported, "Miss Bjurstedt's win was well deserved for it tennis of the exceptional order, although it is fair to say that her opponent in the finals was not at her best owing to lack of participation in serious tennis events in recent years, and the effects of a severe illness in the spring."

Hazel took the first set, but in scurrying around the court depleted her reserves. Molla's "man-like forehand drive flashing by the fast fading Longwood star again and again for aces. Mrs Wightman fought gamely but uselessly to the end, refusing to listen to the suggestion made by her friends that she default..."

In the doubles and mixed events Wightman's stellar net play took her to the title in doubles with Eleanor Sears and the mixed with Harry Johnson.


Draw notes:

Helen D. Alexander
Mrs Charles Neville Beard=nee Edythe ParkerLily Cheston listed as Miss E (Elizabeth?) Cheston.
Louise Dixon=Mrs G. D. Dixon
Eliza M Fox
Edith Katzenburg=E. D. Katzenburg
Ida A Kissel
Grace LeRoy=Mrs Robert LeRoy
Mrs B Lewis=Barbara Lewis (Per GS book)
Mrs. Helen McLean="former national champion" Homans.
Dorothy Newbold=Miss D. N. Newbold.
Mrs Wm P Newhall=Lily (per Grand Slam book) but also have Edith.
Elizabeth Smucker=E. W. Smucker
Mary Snyder=M. B. Snyder. Per the NYT she was from Pittsburgh, PA.
Margaret Taylor=M. H. Taylor. Is she related to Ewing Taylor?
Molly Thayer=Miss M. D. Thayer

Frank Fischer usually went by FMB (his initials) Fischer.



1916 Wright and Ditson Tennis Annual. (pages15-20)

The Grand Slam Tennis Book

New York Times

25,217 Posts
Discussion Starter #9 (Edited)
Second half of June

began June 14, Delaware State Championship, Wilmington, US

FI: Mrs J.S.Taylor d. Mrs G.Harvey 5-7 6-4 8-6

DF: M.Cresswell/Mrs J.S.Taylor d. A.Kennedy/E.Hensel 3-6 6-3 8-6


June 15-20, Crescent Athletic Club, Bay Ridge, New York, USA (Grass?)

FI: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Florence Sheldon 6-2 6-1

DF: Clare Cassel/Marie Wagner d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Theresa Wood 6-2 13-11

MX: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/A. Schinzel vs Clare Cassel/Ralph Baggs


began June 19, Ohio State Championships, Cleveland, Ohio, USA (Grass?)

FI: Lois Bickle (Can) d. Martha Guthrie 6-3 6-2

DF: Frances Brainard/Martha Guthrie d. Florence Best/Lois Bickle (Can) 6-4 8-6

MX: Lois Bickle (Can)/William S. McEllroy d. Lois Bickle (Can)/J.G. Nelson 6-3 6-2 (****)

****Bickle can't be beating herself in the mixed final. This is an error.


began June 19, New Rochelle, NY, US

FI: Marie Wagner d. Maud Barger Wallach ????


June 20-28, Greater Pittsburgh Championship, Pennsylvania, US
Venue: Pittsburgh Athletic Association

FI: Myrtle McAteer d. Martha Guthrie 7-5 1-6 6-4

MX: Martha Guthrie/C.T.Garrison d. Myrtle McAteer/Paul Maher 6-8 6-3 7-5


began June 21, Northampton, Massachusetts, US
Venue: Allen Field, Smith College

FI: Helen Wyman d. Mrs A.H.Chapin 1-6 7-5 6-3


June 21-26, Middle States Championships, Montrose, New Jersey, USA (Grass)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Ina Kissel 6-1 6-3

DF: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Clare Cassel d. Florence Ballin/Ina Kissel 6-0 6-4

Holder Louise Pound did not defend her title.

began June 21, Championship of the Carolinas, Greenville, South Carolina, US
Venue: Sans Souci Country Club

FI: Mrs Milam d. Miss Perry 4-6 6-3 6-3

DF: Miss Adger/Perry d. Mrs Milam/Miss O'Brien 6-4 2-6 9-7

MX: Mrs Milam/E.Waring d. Miss Adger/W.Waring 6-2 6-4


June 23-26, Central West Championship, Kansas City, Missouri, US

FI: Mary Katherine Voorhees d. Louise Pound 3-6 6-4 6-4

DF: Carrie Neely/Louise Pound d. Mary Katherine Voorhees/Lyl Hayes 5-7 6-4 6-4


June 26–July 3, US Clay Court Championships, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US (Clay)

FI: Molla Bjurstedt d. Hazel Wightman 3-6 6-1 6-3

MX: Hazel Wightman/Harold C. Johnson d. Clare Cassel/Percy D. Siverd 6-2 6-0


began June 26, Idaho State Championship, Lewiston, US

FI: Marie Kettenbach d. Katherine Luhn 7-5 6-0

DF: Marie Kettenbach/Katherine Luhn d. Marjorie Hoffman/Esther Neill 6-4 6-0

MX: Marie Kettenbach/Tyler d. Marjorie Hoffman/Wood 6-2 6-3


began June 26, Chicago Beach Tournament, Illinois, US

FI: Carrie Neely d. Mrs C.W.Adams 6-1 10-8

DF: Carrie Neely/Louise Pound d. Miss Voorhees/Mrs CW Adams 6-1 4-6 6-2

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ended July 5, Inland Empire Championships, Spokane, Washington State, US

FI: Mayme McDonald d. ??


June 25-July 9, Falls City Championship, Louisville, Kentucky, US
Venue: Central Park courts

DF: Madelle Lyons/Mary Shreve Lyons d. Miss Marjorie Cowan/Miss Henrietta Bingham 6-0 6-2

MX: Madelle Lyons/Harry Grinstead d. Miss Luella Taylor/S.B.Arterburn 6-2 6-3


began July 3, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, US
Venue: Hotel Leighton

FI: Mrs Alan Church d. Miss Zoe Boynton 10-8 3-6 6-2


began July 5, Southern Championships, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Clay)
Venue: Atlanta Athletic Club

FI: Irving Murphy d. Marion McCord 6-1 6-1

In 1914, this tournament had been played on grass in New Orleans, Louisiana, when the winner was Ethelyn Legendre, so the above result is probably for an All-Comers’ Final since the holder more than likely did not defend her title.


Circa July 10-16, Great Lakes and Western New York Championships, Buffalo, New York, USA (Grass?)

FI: Edith Rotch d. Buda Stephens 4-6 6-4 6-2

DF: Miss Best/Lois Bickle (Can) d. Edith Rotch/Buda Stephens 6-2 6-3

MX: Lois Bickle (Can)/Mr Reed d. Florence Ballin/Mr Hendrick 6-3 5-7 6-2


began July 12, Illinois State Championship, Chicago, US
Venue: Wanderers' Club

FI: Carrie Neely d. Mrs Malcolm McNeil 7-5 6-1

DF: Miss Lee/Mary K.Voorhees d. Mrs E.I.Cudahy/Carrie Neely 7-5 8-6


began July 14, Northwestern Pennsylvania Championship, New Castle, US

FI: Mabel Miller d. Marjorie Schmertz 6-4 6-3


ends July 17 Thousand Island Country Club Tournament, Alexandira Bay, New York, US

FI: Helen Homans McLean d Molla Bjurstedt 6-3 7-5

A huge upset in the final, as the soggy court takes the power and speed out of Molla's game. Helen ran her opponent from one side to the other, concentrating most of her effort on the favorite's backhand,

"Mrs Marshall McLean" won the US chmps in 1906 as Helen Homans. Mrs McLean's win over Molla on a "heavy" rain soaked court is the only 1 of 2 defeats in a regular event all year for Bjurstedt until heading out west. At Morristown Mrs Frederick Schmitz won when Molla pulled a muscle and had to quit.


July 10-17 Panama-Pacific Exposition Tennis Championships San Francisco, California, US (Hard)
Venue: California Tennis Club

FI: Anita Myers d Marjorie Wale 6-4 6-2

Source: LTAB, September 2, 1915, p.533


July 19-27, Cherokee Park Tournament, Louisville, Kentucky, US

FI: Madelle Lyons d. Luella Taylor 6-1 6-4

MX: Evelyn Sweeney/Joseph Sweeney d. Luella Taylor/L.Blackman 7-5 1-6 6-3


began July 24, Northwestern Championship, Deephaven (Lake Minnetonka), Minnesota, US

FI: Alice Maxfield d. Marguerite Davis 7-5 3-6 7-5

MX: Davis/Armstrong d. Miss Crosby/Burton 6-2 6-3

These results are taken from "Wright & Ditson for 1916"

In this other source:

I have found this different final result:
Miss Marguerite Davis of St.Paul won the women's singles, defeating Miss Alice Maxfield of Minneapolis 6-2 6-1

And "Spalding's Annual for 1916" writes the same thing too, with this score: 6-2 6-2


last two weeks in July, Denver City Championship, Colorado, US

FI: Mae Meyer d. Addie Cronan ??

DF: Mae Meyer/Cronan d. ??


began July 26, Tri-State Championship (Illinois, Missouri, Iowa), Burlington, Iowa, US

FI: Miss Pearl Neuby d. Mrs. Philip Fleming 6-3 6-4

This was an other Tri-State Championship, less important than the Tri-State held in Cincinnati for Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky


July 26-31, Southern California Championships, Long Beach, California, US (Hard)

SF: May Sutton Bundy d Louise Riddell Williams 6-1 6-0

FI: Bundy d Mary Browne 6-1 6-2

CR: May Bundy d. Florence Sutton (holder) 6-1 6-2

DF: Mary K. Browne/Louise Riddell Williams d. Florence Sutton/Gladys Widdowson 9-7 4-6 14-12

May returns to tennis for the first time in 3 years after her marriage in 1912. She defeats Mrs R.L. Williams, Mary Browne (Browne's first defeat in 3 years) and then beats sister Flo for the title. The New york Times (July 30) states that Mrs Williams and Mary Browne are sisters. (Can we verify this if possible?)


began July 26, Oregon State Championship, Portland, US
Venue: Irvington Club

FI: Mayme McDonald d. Mrs W.I.Northrup 6-1 8-6

CR: Sara Livingston d. Mayme McDonald 6-4 6-2

DF: Mayme McDonald/Mrs Harrigan d. Mrs W.I.Northrup/Stella Fording 6-4 9-7

MX: Mrs Stafford/B.H.Wickersham d. Livingston/Smith 6-1 6-0


date unknown, Dawson, Yukon, Canada
Venue: Yukon TC

FI: Miss Bess L. Edwards d. ??

DF: Miss A.F.Robinson/Miss Hilda Potter d. ??

MX: Mrs Arthur Ross/Sidney Chamberlain d. ??


end of July , Natal Championships, Durban, South Africa

FI: Miss Phillips d. Olive Winslow 6-2 6-2

Source: LTAB, September 9, 1915, p.541. Mrs. Winslow is the former Olive Mathias.

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August 5-8, St. Moritz, Switzerland (Clay)
Venue: Palace Hotel



July 31-August 10, Western Championships, Lake Forest, Illinois, USA (Grass)
Venue: Onwentsia Club,

FI: Carrie Neely d. Louise Pound 6-3 6-4

DF: Carrie Neely/Louise Pound d. Mrs E.H. Brewer/Katharine Waldo 2-6 6-0 6-2

Holder Mary Browne did not defend.


August 2-7, Pacific Northwest Championships, Tacoma, Washington, United States (Hard ?)

FI: Sara Livingstone d. Mrs W. Northrup 6-2 6-1

DF: Mrs Bragdon/Mayme McDonald d. Miss Green/Sara Livingstone 6-1 6-1

MX: Sara Livingstone/ Mr.Kelleher d. Mrs Stafford/Joseph Tyler 6-3 6-2


August 2-8, Gstaad Championships, Gstaad, Switzerland

FI: Mlle "Conte" d. Miss Harris 5-7 6-5 retired (in order to catch a train)

MX: Miss Harris/S.P. Audéoud d. Mrs. Cornwell/J.
hoy 6-3 6-2

Mlle "Conte" is described as Belgian, Miss Harris retired in the final to catch a train.

Source: LTAB, September 9, 1915, p.543


early August, Washington State Championships, Seattle, Washington, USA (Hard ?)

FI: Sara Livingstone d. Mayme McDonald 6-4 6-3

DF: Mrs Bragdon/Sara Livingstone d. Miss Goodbody/Myra Lambuth 6-3 6-2

MX: Sara Livingstone/Harold Van Dyke Johns d. Miss Green/Fulton 6-3 6-3


began August 9, Housatonic Valley Championship, Lee, Massachusetts, US
Venue: Greenock Country Club

FI: Miss Barstow d. Miss Platt 6-0 3-6 6-3

MX: Barstow/G.Dunn d. ??


began August 9, Michigan State Championship, Detroit, US

FI: Miss Buda Stephens d. Miss Elizabeth Metcalf 6-1 4-6 6-0

MX: Stephens/A.Green d. Miss Dorothy Holt/Raseman 6-1 6-1


August 9, East Side of the White Mountains Championship, Jackson, New Hampshire, US
Venue: Iron Mountain LTC

FI: Miss C.Small d. Miss P. Mallet-Prevost w.o.

DF: Miss J.Gott/Miss E.White d. Miss Jacobson/Miss Ullman 6-2 6-1

MX: Miss C.Small/P.W.Martin d. Miss E.White/Lyle Leverich 6-4 6-2 6-4


August 11-15, St. Moritz, Switzerland (Clay)
Venue: Kulm Hotel


August 16-21, Patriotic Queensland Championships, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Grass)

Singles (Draw=9)

1R: G. McQuade d. Mrs Gould 3-6 6-4 6-4

QF: Annie Baker Ford d. E. Parkinson 6-2 6-0
QF: Miss Irving d. Mrs Henry Turner 6-3 6-4
QF: McQuade d. Miss Cullinane 6-1 6-2
QF: Mall Mutch d. Mrs Cullinane 6-2 6-0

SF: Mrs Baker Ford d. Irving 6-2 6-2
SF: Mutch d. McQuade 3-6 6-0 6-4

FI: Annie Baker Ford d. Mall Mutch 2-6 6-1 6-2

Doubles (Draw=5)

1R: Miss Campbell/Mrs Henry Turner d. Mrs Gould/Miss Stirrat 6-4 6-3

SF: E. Parkinson/K. Parkinson d. Miss Irving/Mall Mutch 6-4 4-6 6-1
SF: Miss Baker/Annie Baker Ford d. Campbell/Turner 4-6 6-4 6-0

DF: Miss Baker/Annie Baker Ford d. E. Parkinson/K. Parkinson 6-4 7-9 6-2

Mixed Doubles (Draw=12)

1R: Annie Baker Ford/Gordon Lowe (GB) d. Miss Irving/Roe 6-1 6-0
1R: Miss Trundle/Clarence Todd d. Miss Moxon/P.J. Briggs 6-2 7-5
1R: G. McQuade/Lynch-bye
1R: ????-bye

1R: Miss Wilson/Wilson-bye
1R: Miss Cullinane/Griffiths Highett-bye
1R: E. Parkinson/Frank Peach d. Mrs Henry Turner/Henry Turner 6-4 6-3
1R: Mall Mutch/Bert Saint John d. Mrs Cullinane/Samuel England 6-2 6-0

QF: Ford/Lowe d. Trundle/Todd 6-1 6-3
QF: McQuade/Lynch d. ????
QF: Wilson/Wilson d. Cullinane/Highett 6-4 6-4
QF: Mutch/Saint John d. Parkinson/Peach 6-4 6-8 6-2

SF: Ford/Lowe d. McQuade/Lynch 6-4 6-2
SF: Mutch/Saint John d. Wilson/Wilson 6-2 6-2

FI: Annie Baker Ford/Gordon Lowe (GB) d Mall Mutch/Bert Saint John 3-6 7-5 6-1

In 1915, the Tennis Associations of NSW, QLD, SA and VIC agreed to cease inter-state and championship competitions. Small tournaments, usually 'patriotic' war fund-raising events, were still held on occasion. Brisbane is the last Aussie event of 1915 of note

This year this tournament incorporated the Australasian Championships (later the Australian Championships). There was no separate women’s singles event.


began August 16, Wisconsin State Championships, Milwaukee, United States

FI: Carrie Neely d. Mrs Miller 6-3 6-2

DF: Neely/Miss Steever d. Miss Charles/Miss Miller 4-6 6-1 6-2

MX: Miss Waldo/G.Maxon d. Charles/R.N.Hamilton 7-5 4-6 6-4


began August 16, Lenox, Massachusetts, US
Venue: Hotel Aspinwall

FI: Mrs A.H.Chapin d. Miss I.Platt 6-3 6-3

MX: Platt/E.S.Chase d. Mr & Mrs A.H.Chapin 6-3 6-2


August 18-21, St. Moritz, Switzerland (Clay)
Venue: Suvretta House



August 23-26, International Dutch Championships, Noordwijk, Netherlands (Clay)

FI: C. van Romunde d. C. van Rees 6-0 6-2

DF: C. van Rees/C. van Romunde d. L. Biljardt/A. de Kempenaer default

MX: A. van Vliet/W. van den Bergh d. A. Blom/N. de Mol van Otterloo 7-9 6-3 9-7


began August 21, Southern Maine Championship, Squirrel Island, US

FI: Miss Maida Flanders d. Miss Hayes 7-5 5-7 6-4

DF: Hayes/Mrs Kelly d. Miss Oldham/Mrs Edmunds 7-5 6-2

MX: Flanders/Faxon d. Hayes/Noyes 6-1 7-5


August 21-31, Kentucky State Championship, Louisville, US
Venue: Audubon Country Club

FI: Madelle Lyons d. Mary Shreve Lyons wo (they were sisters)

began August 23, Buffalo City Championship, NY, US
Venue: Park Club

FI: Miss Margaret Wende d. Miss Margaret Polley 7-5 6-4

MX: Mrs C.A.Cutler/T.N.Hendrick d. Wende/C.A.Pooley 6-1 5-7 6-1

began August 23, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, US
Venue: Golf and TC

FI: Mrs Stoddard d. ??

DF: Mrs Gourley/Mrs Stoddard d. ??

MX: Mrs Fenno/Doty d. ??

began August 23, Arundel Casino Tournament, Kennebunkport, Maine, US

FI: Mrs H.H.Smith d. E.Forbes 6-1 6-1

DF: Mrs H.H.Smith/C.Cousins d. M.Taylor/miss E.Wood 8-6 9-7 6-4

MX: Mrs H.H.Smith/C.B.Jennings d. M.Taylor/William Humphrey 6-3 6-4

began August 23, Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania, US

FI: Miss G.Rose d. Miss MacGowan 6-2 8-6

MX: Miss Payne/Norman Swayne d. Mrs Pearson/Geyelin 4-6 9-7 6-4

began August 23, Allegheny Mountains Championship, Cumberland, Maryland, US
Venue: Potomac Club

FI: Miss Marie Somerville d. Mrs William Torrington 4-6 6-1 6-1

DF: Miss Frances Page/Mrs Torrington d. Somerville/Miss Henderson 6-2 6-3

MX: Mrs Torrington/A.J.Gore d. Page/Nelson Page 6-4 1-6 7-5

began August 28, Minnesota State Championship, White Bear Lake, US

FI: Marguerite Davis d. Alice Drake 2-6 6-2 6-2

DF: Marguerite Davis/Lucille Davis d. Drake/Miss M.Curtis 6-4 3-6 6-2

MX: Marguerite Davis/Clarence Sanders d. Lucille Davis/Sidney Kenyon ??

ended September 1, South Jersey Championships, Ocean City, New Jersey, US
Venue: Yacht Club

CR: Anne E. Wallace d. Mabel Hoffman Kerbaugh (holder) 6-3 6-1

DF: Mrs. Wetzel/Mrs. Tuttle d. ?

MX CR: Mr. and Mrs. B.V.V Lyon d. Edward Catlett/Mrs. Alexander 6-4 6-4


August 28-September 6, Hamilton County Tournament, Norwood, Ohio, US

FI: Ruth Sanders d. Mrs Norris 6-1 6-1

DF: Sanders/Mrs Gregg d. Ratterman/Norris 6-4 6-4

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ended September 3, Missouri Valley Championship, Kansas City, Missouri, US

FI: Mary Katherine Voorhees d. Mrs W.W.Yager 7-5 6-4

MX: Miss Lyle Hayes/Lockhorn d. Miss Marjorie Hires/Cannon 7-5 7-5

ends September 5 Rockaway Women's Invitation, Cederhurst, NY, US (Grass)
Venue: Rockaway Hunting Club

FI: Hazel wightman d Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) 6-1 6-4

Hazel gets her revenge on a wet grass court. It drizzled throughout, and the Norse woman had difficulty getting her footing. Wightman repeatedly smashed away her opponents lobs for winners.

August 30-September 6, Jersey Coast Championships, Bay Head, New Jersey, US

SF: Mrs S.T. Tobey d. Mrs Alan Church 6-4 6-2
SF: Miss F. Dalzell d. Miss A.C. Cragin 7-5 7-5

began September 3, Berkshire County Championship, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, US
Venue: Country Club

FI: Mrs George De Gersdorff d. Mrs Rice 6-4 6-4

DF: Mrs A.H.Chapin/Mrs Miller d. Mrs Garrett/Mrs Stoddard 10-8 6-0

MX: Mrs D.T.Dana/H.F.Benjamin d. ??

September 4-6, Point Pleasant (2nd tournament), New Jersey, US
Venue: Hotel Leighton

FI: Mrs Ganthy d. Mrs Smoker 6-0 6-0

September 2-9, California State Championships, Oakland, California, USA (Hard)

FI: Helen Baker d. Anita Myers 6-4 6-2

September 4-9, Los Angeles City Championship, California, US
Venue: Exposition Park

FI: Miss Jessie Grieve d. Miss Nellitta Schlotte 6-2 6-2

September 4-13, Bi-State Tournament Louisville, Kentucky, USA (Clay?)

FI: Mary Lyons d. Madelle Lyons default

DF: Madelle Lyons/Mary Lyons d. Miss Doherty/Miss Garr 6-2 6-1

MX: Madelle Lyons/Craig Culbertson d Luella Taylor/S. B. Artterburn 3-6 6-4 6-4

The event combined the championships of both Kentucky and Ohio. Holder Ruth Sanders did not defend her singles title.

began Sept.6, Georgia State Championship, Atlanta, US
Venue: Piedmont Driving Club

FI: Miss Katherine Crandall d. Miss May O'Brien 6-4 1-6 6-3

September 11-18, Tri-State Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (Clay)
Venue: Cincinatti Tennis Club

2R: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d Iris Wilder 6-0 6-2

QF: Bjurstedt d Margaret Block 6-2 6-1
QF: Mrs Malcolm McNeil d Mrs Wallace Gray 6-2 6-3 6-2*
QF: Mrs Loius Feid d Lenora Hofer 6-3 7-6
QF: Carrie Neely d Roberta Dohrman 6-7 6-1 7-6*

SF: Bjurstedt d McNeil 6-1 6-0
SF: Neely d Fied 7-5 6-0

FI: Bjurstedt d Neely 6-1 6-0

CR: Molla Bjurstedt d. Ruth Sanders (holder) 6-0 6-4

DF: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Carrie Neely d. Mrs M. McNeil/Ruth Sanders 6-1 6-0

Molla drops only 15 games in 6 singles matches.

*The scores for the McNeil-Gray match suggest an eror on the author's part. The Neely quarterfinal also raises an eyebrow. Tiebreakers in 1915? Scores are copied directly from a book on the history of this event.The Bjurstedt-Wilder score comes from a newspaper.

began September 13, New Jersey State Championships, Morristown, US
Venue: Field Club

FI: Mrs Marshall McLean d. Marie Wagner 6-1 6-2

DF: Mrs G.L.Chapman/Mrs Marshall McLean d. Miss E.B.Handy/Mrs W.H.Pouch 5-7 6-2 6-3

MX: Wagner/A.M.Kidder d. Miss K.Browning/Thurker 6-3 2-6 6-3

September 15-18, Northeastern Pennsylvania Championship, Scranton, US

FI: Mrs Howard Craig d. Mrs La M. Belin 6-2 6-4

DF: Mrs La M. Belin/Miss Janet Storrs d. Miss Claire Matlack/Mrs Howard Craig 7-5 6-3


began September 20, Philadelphia and District Championships, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US (Grass)
Venue: Germantown Cricket Club

SF: Alice Cunningham d. Elizabeth Ostheimer 6-1 6-4

FI: AliceCunningham d. Mabel Kerbaugh 6-1 3-6 6-0

CR: Alice Cunningham d. Miss Marion Cresswell (holder) 6-0 6-1

DF: Mrs W.P.Newhall/Elizabeth Ostheimer d. Alice Cunningham/Mrs F.M.Felton 6-4 7-5

MX: Sarah Myers/J.S.Disston d. Edith Runk/Brooke Edwards 9-7 3-6 6-2

Report from the event:

Ostheimer listed as Miss E.G. Ostheimer.
Mabel Kerbaugh listed as Mrs Forrest Kerbaugh.


September 20-25, Dayton Country Club, Dayton, Ohio, USA (Clay?)

FI: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Mrs McNeal 6-2 6-3

DF: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Carrie Neely d. Miss Dohrmann/Mrs McNeal 6-2 6-3

Holder Marjorie Dodd did not defend her title.


September 22-24, South Orange Invitation, South Orange, New Jersey , US
Venue: Lawn TC

FI: Clare Cassel d. Florence Ballin 7-5 6-1

DF: Cassel/Marie Wagner d. Miss Ruth Cheeseman/Miss May Whaley 6-3 6-2


Sept 22-26 Mountain Club Invitational, Mountain, NJ, US
FI Clare Cassel d Florence Ballin 7-5 6-1

Doubles won by Cassel/Wagner

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September 28-October 4, Ladies’ Longwood Open, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Grass)
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club


QF: Eleanora Sears d Alice Cunningham 3-6 6-4 7-5
QF: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d Mrs T. H. Cabot 6-3 6-3
QF: Hazel Hotchkiss Wight d Mrs Clarence Denny 6-0 6-4
QF: Evelyn Sears d Miss L Lindlay 4-6 6-3 6-2

SF: Bjurstedt d El Sears 6-2 6-0
SF: Wightman d Ev Sears 6-0 6-0

FI: Molla Bjurstedt (NOR) d Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman 8-6 7-9 6-2

CR: Molla Bjurstedt (NOR) d. Edith Rotch (holder) 6-2, 6-2

DF: Eleanora Sears/Hazel Wightman d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Ann Sheafe 7-5 6-3

MX: Hazel Wightman/Harold Johnson d Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Irving Wright 6-0 6-0

Molla's many winners meant few rallies in the singles final. Hazel got revenge in the mixed with her sterling net play.

Molla heads out west by train after taking her final eastern title this year.


first week of October, Virginia State Championship, Norfolk, US

FI: Miss E.M.Bull d. Miss Walke 6-1 6-2

began October 11, Hot Springs, Virginia, US

FI: Eleonora Sears d. Marion Fenno ??

DF: Sears/Fenno d. ??

MX: Fenno/Prentice d. Eleonora Sears/Biddle ??

October 31, Alameda County Championship, Berkeley, California, US

FI: Anita Myers d. Miss Marshall 6-1 6-2

November 2-14 Pacific Coast Championships, San Francisco, USA (Hard)
Venue: California Lawn Tennis Club

?R: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d Mrs H. A. Niemeyer 6-2 4-6 6-0

SF: Anita Myers d Bjurstedt 0-6 6-4 6-4
SF: Wightman d Helen Baker 6-0 6-1

FI: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman d Anita Myers 6-3 6-1

DF: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Hazel Wightman d. Marjorie Thorn/Marjorie Wale 6-2 6-1

MX: George Wightman/Hazel Wightman d. Roland Robersts/Helen Baker 6-2 6-4

The NYT calls Myers "the Panama-Pacific Exposition" champ. Women's final on the 9th-date confirmed by the Washington Herald. The Herald also confirms the Bjurstedt-Niemeyer result.

November 12-14, Women’s Round Robin Invitational, San Francisco, California, USA (Hard)
Venue: California Lawn Tennis Club

Nov 12: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Hazel Wightman 6-4 5-7 6-2
Nov 13: May Bundy d. Hazel Wightman 6-2 4-6 6-4
Nov 14: Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d May Sutton Bundy 10-8 6-2

A New York Times article declares Molla's win seals her position as the world's best. They note this is Molla's first foray onto hard courts, a surface that favors Bundy. The article also speculates that Molla traveled West to directly confront Bundy, who has played in the east for several years.

Both play a similar style, knocking the cover off the ball on the forehand and standing on the left side of the court to avoid hittinh backhands. May's topspin results in hard balls with greater depth that Molla, whose bullet-like forehand is hit much flatter.

This round robin event basically conincided with, and totally overshadowed, the end of the men's event at the Pacific Coast Chmps.


ends November 21, Bay Counties Championships, San Francisco, California, US
Venue: Golden Gate Park

FI: Anita Myers d. ??

November 25-27, Dec 11 Women’s Round Robin Invitational, Long Beach, CA, USA (Hard)

*An invitational round robin event based on a series on exhibition matches.

Nov 25
May Sutton Bundy d Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) 6-1 6-4
Florence Sutton d Mary Browne 6-4 6-3

Nov 26
Mary Browne d May Sutton Bundy 6-4 6-3
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d Florence Sutton 6-4 6-3

Nov 27
Molla Bjurstedt (NOR) d Mary Browne 2-6 6-2 6-4
May Sutton Bundy d Florence Bundy 6-1 6-0

Bjurstedt and Bundy play a "decider" on basis of even 2-1 records in round robin. This was in effect a "final" that was not originally planned.

Dec 11-Final
May Sutton Bundy d Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) 6-3 1-6 6-2

*An invitational round robin event based on a series on exhibition matches.

May's two wins over Molla at Long Beach tilt the head to head in her favor.

The Washington Herald is quite specific in stating Bundy's 6-1 6-4 win was on Thanksgiving Day-cementing the Nov 25 date. The New York Times validates the Nov 25-27 dates with specific results.

May's two wins over Molla at this event even their head to heads at 2-2 if Molla's 2 earlier exhibition matches are counted.

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Official United States women's ranking for 1915:

1. Molla Bjurstedt
2. Hazel Wightman
3. Helen McLean
4. Florence Sutton
5. Maud Barger-Wallach

Edited. At a later date I need to do a total scan of the New York Times to add in full draws and lesser events. It should also be possible to make a full draw for the US Nationals.

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Feb 27-March 5, Florida State Championship, Palm Beach, Usa

FI: mrs Barger Wallach d. miss Snyder ??

DF: Barger Wallach/Snyder d. Amory/Denagre ??

MX: mrs Wood/Church d. Barger Wallach/Pell 6-2 6-1

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ended September 3, Missouri Valley Championship, Kansas City, Missouri, Usa

FI: Mary Katherine Voorhees d. mrs W.W.Yager 7-5 6-4

MX: miss Lyle Hayes/Lockhorn d. miss Marjorie Hires/Cannon 7-5 7-5

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began July 24, Northwestern Championship, Deephaven (Lake Minnetonka), Minnesota, Usa

FI: miss Maxfield d. miss M.Davis 7-5 3-6 7-5

MX: Davis/Armstrong d. miss Crosby/Burton 6-2 6-3

These results are taken from "Wright & Ditson for 1916"


In this other source:

I have found this different final result:
Miss Marguerite Davis of St.Paul won the women's singles, defeating Miss Alice Maxfield of Minneapolis 6-2 6-1

And "Spalding's Annual for 1916" writes the same thing too, with this score: 6-2 6-2

7,460 Posts
began June 21, Championship of the Carolinas, Greenville, South Carolina, Usa
Venue: Sans Souci Country Club

FI: mrs Milam d. miss Perry 4-6 6-3 6-3

DF: miss Adger/Perry d. Milam/miss O'Brien 6-4 2-6 9-7

MX: Milam/E.Waring d. Adger/W.Waring 6-2 6-4

7,460 Posts
began June 14, Delaware State Championship, Wilmington, Usa

FI: mrs J.S.Taylor d. mrs G.Harvey 5-7 6-4 8-6

DF: miss M.Cresswell/J.S.Taylor d. miss A.Kennedy/miss E.Hensel 3-6 6-3 8-6
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