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HOLLERAN, GLENNA
United States
Born 06 May 1937 in Greenwich,Connecticut
Married Philip Graham Ottley (born 15 January 1938) on 22 September 1962 in Greenwich Connecticut.

Educated at Connecticut College
Played singles 1958 US Championships losing to Christine Truman.

Sports was in her blood, Glenna's mother Helen was a golf champion in the 1930s.

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Find a Grave of mother Helen Holleran at: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7090399
Ottele in the USA.
search.ancestry.com

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LYONS, MARY (Mary Shreve Lyons)
United States
Born 18 September 1893 in Louisville, Kentucky
Died 7 August 1973 in Louisville, Kentucky
Married Dennis Hodgson Long
[Active circa 1910-15]

Sister of Madelle Lyons.

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BAKER, CERES
United States
Born 24 August 1904 in Newark, New Jersey
Died 27 February 1982 in Arlington, Texas
Married Raymond Palmer Sackett before August 1924-later divorced
[Active 1918-1925]

Ceres competed in adult events from the young age of 13. A member of the Orange Tennis Club, her game was compared to the male star Vinnie Richards. An article from 1919, when she was only 15, notes she was already better than most women at net and tactics, lacking only "severity" on her ground strokes, in which she favored chops and slices.

In 1920 Ceres made the Orange doubles final with Eleanor "Teach" Tennant, falling to Goss/Zinderstein 13-11 4-6 6-3.

Married in the mid 1920s, the couple lived in Orange at least up to the 1930, with a son named Ray P born in 1928. They later moved to Texas. Her death certificate indicates she was divorced, but was signed by her ex-husband.



Sources:

Ceres Baker, 14 Year Old Girl, Big Tennis Star (02 November 1919)
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19191102&id=vZQxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=diEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5147,5240560&hl=en

Ceres Baker Sackett (1904 - 1982) - Find A Grave Memorial

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DEIKE, ELIZABETH (Elizabeth Harriet Deike)
United States
Born 09 February 1910 in Pasadena, California
Died 11 July 2000 in Exeter, California
Never married
Active circa 1930-40.

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COXE, ELIZA (Eliza P Coxe)
United States
Born circa 1909 in Asheville, North Carolina
Died 22 March 1952 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Married Jackson after 1940
Active circa 1926-40.
  • Won nine North Carolina Open singles titles in an eleven year span beginning in 1927
  • Won seven Southern titles in doubles and mixed doubles
  • Won numerous other amateur titles in the late 20’s and 30’s
  • [Active from at least 1927-1938]
Eliza (Coxe) Jackson was also a renowned golf player.

Her photo is on page 32 of American Lawn Tennis, the 20 August 1940 issue.

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http://nctennisfoundation.com/hof/eliza-coxe-jackson

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COTTMAN, ELEANOR (Eleanor Brooks Cottman)
United States
Born 05 October 1898 in Howard County, Maryland
Died in July 1979 in Baltimore, Maryland
[Active circa 1920-31]

From Baltimore, Miss Cottman probably attended Bryn Mawr College in nearby Pennsylvania.

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CLUETT, MARGARET (Margaret Fisher Clkuett)
United States
Born 28 February 1910 in Troy, New York
Died in October 1981 in Morristown, New Jersey
Married Page J. Chapman, Jr.
Active circa 1928-35.

Margaret Cluett was the daughter of Congressman E. Harold Cluett and Margaret Gorham. She competed in the 1933 US Women's Nationals.

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ANSELM, ELIZABETH (Elizabeth L. Anselm)
United States
Born 03 September 1909 in Indianapolis
Died 07 March 1978 in Los Angeles
Married August W. Mahlstede, Jr., on 19 December 1959 in Nevada
Active circa 1928-40.

Elizabeth L. Anselm was the second wife of August W. Mahlstede, Jr.

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FOLLETT, AVERY (Avery E. Follett)
United States
Born 28 October 1904 in California
Died 30 September 1951 in Santa Clara, California
Married Frank P Cardoza (1898-1985) after 1930
Active circa 1920-28.

Ranked #20 in California in 1921. Her improvement was marked by 1928, when she was ranked #6 in the state as a resident of San Francisco. She was still single in the 1930 census.

Sources:

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPX7-216

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87577457&ref=acom

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GARTNER, OTTILIE(Ottilie Gaertner)
United States
Born 01 June 1906 in Boston
Died in June 1991
Did not marry.
Active circa 1925-39.

Gartner lost in the first round at the 1935 US Nationals in Forest Hills. Ottilie Gaertner’s father was a native of Russia.

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GERMAINE, HELEN (Helen E Germaine)
United States
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[Active 1930-50]

Germaine learned the sport on the public parks of Manhattan in New York City. Never a top 20 US player, she was a class below that, often listed in USTA rankings as "Class A". Her #26 US rank in 1932 was typical of her level. In 1939 Helen was ranked #9 in the Eastern States rankings. There is no evidence she ever competed outside the United States.

Titles


1932 and 1940 US Public Parks Champion.
1942 New Jersey Championships
1945 Eastern Indoors champion.

US Nationals Singles Record (competed in 1933, 1939, 1941-42, 1945, and 1947) = 2 wins and 7 defeats.

Germaine also played table tennis in winter-but tennis came first

from http://www.usatt.net/articles/history/history19.shtml

Though Germaine played table tennis in the winter and thought it "unbeatable for developing court tactics and generally alert thinking," her first love, even when in table tennis she’d reached the final of the 1934 U.S. National’s, was tennis--and by 1936 as a self-taught, very experienced 24-year-old, she’d won the National Public Parks Women’s Tennis Championship year after year. Successful though she’d been in both sports after leaving high school at 14, she hadn’t been able to progress to her potential, for like most players she’d had to work for a living. One sympathizes with her when (in 1934?) she says to Lester Bromberg of the N.Y. Post, "A boss just doesn’t care how your backhand is going and if you want to leave early for the courts you’re docked so much money. The pep isn’t there either" (GSSI, 119).
At the 1934 US Indoors

Style-wise the rather unorthodox Germaine was a baseliner who often employed "chop shots" (slice) and the drop shot in combination with a powerful forehand.

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HILLIARD, EUNICE (Eunice V. Hilliard)
United States
Born 8 September 1899 in California
Died 19 September 1974 in San Francisco
Did not marry.
Active circa 1916-29.

A minor player from the San Francisco area, Hilliard more or less confined her play to California.

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HOFMEISTER, LOUISE (Louise M. Hofmeister)
United States
Born 9 June 1905 in Chicago
Died in June 1977
Did not marry.
Active in 1929 to at least 1940

From River Forest Illinois, outside Chicago. Participated in the 1932 and 1933 US Women's Nationals. Louise was the Washington DC Champion in 1932 and 1933.

Louise Hofmeister worked as a physical education teacher. She was also chairman of the girls’ physical education department at Austin High School in Chicago.


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HUGUS, ELIZABETH (Elizabeth Ward Hugus)
United States
Born 17 August 1895 in Wheeling, West Virginia
Died ???? [alive in 1934]
Married Cedric Ellsworth Smith on 07 June 1931
[Active 1913-1930]

In the 1913 US Clay event. Anne Hugus is most likely her sister. Mr Wright Hugus, another relation, was the 1921 West Virginia champion. Miss Hugus graduated from Smith University in 1916. He died in 1937.

Titles

1927 West Virginia Championships
1930 Maine State Championships

On 07 May 1931 the New York Times announced her engagement to Cedric Ellsworth Smith of Hartford, Connecticut. They were married 07 June 1931.


Sources:

http://files.usgwarchives.net/wv/ohio/bios/hugus.txt

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MACDONALD, MAYME (Mayme MacDonald)
United States
Born in March 1896 in Seattle, Washington
Died by 2006
Nickname: "Mae"
Did not marry.
Active circa 1916

United States top ten rankings

#6 in 1923 (the year she the US Clay Court title)
#7 in 1924

Titles

Oregon State singles championship five straight times from 1918-1922
Washington State singles titles from 1919-1922.
Other tournament victories included two Pacific Northwest titles and one British Columbia victory.

1924-Apawamis Club, Connecticut State and Metropolitan Championships (Rye).
1923 US Clay Court Champion.

Mayme McDonald was the daughter of Canadian-born parents. She studied science at the University of Washington in Seattle, and later graduated from Columbia University, New York, with an MA in Education. In 1923, she joined the faculty of the University of New Hampshire as Head of the Department of Physical Education for Women.

The 1930 census has her living in New York city.

"Her serving wasn't much, but her placement drives were wonderful...Had a few more sets been played, it is probable that Dr. Howes would have been defeated." The New Hampshire, regarding Phys. Ed. head Mayme MacDonald playing a game of tennis against Physics professor Howard Howes
Mayme's style of play consisted of "chop" shots and steadiness to wear down more powerful opponents. This, plus her good speed, made it hard for all but the top women to beat her.

In addition to lawn tennis, she played baseball, basketball and field hockey, and also rowed crew while at university.

1923 at the University of New Hampshire. Mayme is second from left



Other Sports | University of New Hampshire Library

Hall-of-Fame-and-Historical - 2006 Hall of Fame Inductees | USTA Pacific Northwest

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2513&dat=19230706&id=HFxHAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qP4MAAAAIBAJ&pg=5704,1397260&hl=en

"NEW WOMAN TENNIS STAR FLASHES HERE." New York Times (1923-Current file): 14. Jan 30 1923. ProQuest. Web. 30 May 2016 .

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JANSING, CHRISTINE
United States
Born 21 December 1903 in Louisville, Kentucky
Died 1 December 1979 in Louisville, Kentucky
Did not marry.
Active circa 1920-30.

Christine Jansing’s paternal grandfather was German.

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KENEFICK, THELMA (Thelma Madonna Kenefick)
United States
Born 4 July 1911 in Eagle Grove, Iowa
Died 5 January 1998 in Fort Dodge, Iowa
Did not marry.
Active circa 1928-37.

18 time Iowa State Champion. (1933,1937

From the internet: “Thelma Kenefick was born in Eagle Grove, Iowa. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in physical education from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She was the Iowa state ladies' singles tennis champion 18 times. In the 1940s and 1950s, she played on the U.S. national women's field hockey team against the national teams of England, Ireland and France. She pushed for the game's inclusion in the Olympics.

“She taught physical education in Iowa before moving to St. Louis in 1936 to become director of physical education at Villa Duchesne School. In her 36 years at Villa Duchesne, she developed its women's field hockey program into a national leader. She coached many players who went on to play on top national field hockey teams. Two years after her retirement, Villa Duchesne's new athletic building was dedicated as the Thelma Kenefick Activities Building.”

1933 at the University of Iowa



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http://iagenweb.org/boards/wright/obituaries/index.cgi?read=132092

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KETTENBACH, MARIE (Marie Elizabeth Kettenbach)
United States
Born 16 December 1893 in Lewiston, Idaho
Died in 1980 in Lewiston, Idaho
Married Aaron Mortimer van Ostrand on 02 January 1918 in Lewiston, Idaho
Active circa 1911-17.

Alfred Kettenbach, another early lawn tennis player, was Marie’s brother.

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