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CHASE, DORRANCE ("Dorrie")
United States
Born 13 September 1910 in Boston
Died 22 August 2012 in Vista, California
Married Raymond Deston in 1937
[Active circa 1930-56]

1933 US Indoors Champion.

From the internet: “Dorrance Chase was born in Boston in 1910 to Clarence Melville Chase and Helen Harwood. Dorrance graduated in bio-chemistry from Simmons College in Boston and worked with the renowned pediatric hematologist Dr. Louis K. Diamond. At Boston's Children's Hospital, she helped discover the cure for RH negative factor and nutritional anemia in babies.

“Her love of tennis began at the age of 11 under the tutelage of Hazel Wightman, founder of the Wightman Cup Tennis Tournament in Boston. In 1933, Dorrance won the U.S. Women's Indoor Championship, and in 1948 won the U.S. Women's Doubles Championship. From 1955 to 1956 she was ranked No. 1 in Western Doubles.

“In 1937 she married her beloved husband Ray Deston, who served in the Navy as an Intelligence Officer during World War II. Subsequently his employment with John Hancock moved the family to Berkeley, California. In 1961 the family moved to Los Angeles where they remained for 11 years. During this time Dorrance coordinated several fundraisers for the United Way.

“Ultimately, she and Ray retired in Oakmont, California and between the two of them they had golf, tennis, and bridge covered. Dorrie became a duplicate bridge player and earned her silver life master. At the same time she was instrumental in developing three new tennis courts for Oakmont.

“We are proud to mention that our mother was listed in the 'Who's Who Book of American Women' in 1964-65 for all her accomplishments, and was a member of the Colonial Dames of America.”




Source:

Dorrance DESTON Obituary - Santa Rosa, CA | Press Democrat

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CHÁVARRI, JOSEFA DE (Josefa de Chávarri Rodríguez-Codes)
Spain
Born 13 December 1911
Died 08 May 1993
Nickname: "Pepa", "the Wall"
[Active 1927-1947]

6 times singles Spanish national champion 1934-36, 1941, 1943, and 1945 She was from Madrid, playing for the Madrid Athletic Club.

In 1934 Chavarri competed at Wimbledon. Ppas's defeat in her first match was no surprise, for the Spaniard had little to no experience playing on grass. Strong legs and an ability to retrieve forever on clay led to Spanish women calling her "The Wall." Chevarri was considered the # 2 Spaiart of the 1930s behind the great Lili De Alvarez, who rarely played in hr native Spain.This explains why Josepha took home so many national titles.

Living in Republican dominated Madrid it should come as no surprise that she favored Franco in the civil war. One of our sources relate that she was "welcome at the German embassy" in this period.

While her fame came from tennis, Pepa was also very active as a field hockey player and a skier.

Spanish National record (from her personal accounts)

Singles: 6 titles. 35 wins, 7 defeats
Doubles: 8 titles. 27 wins, 7 defeats
Mixed: 4 titles. 24 wins, 11 defeats

Chevarri in 1936






Source:

María Josefa Chavarri Rodríguez Codés | Real Academia de la Historia
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepa_Chávarri

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CHAZAL, JEANNE (Jeanne Alexandrine Elisabeth Marie Thérèse Ghislaine Chazal)
Belgium
Belgium
Born 26 March 1879 in Brussels
Died
Married Baron Paul du Sart de Molembaix in 1903
Active circa 1902-14.

Jeanne Chazal's father, Alexis, was also a baron.

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CHENERY, ANNIE ("Trixie")
Australia (Victoria)/United Kingdom
Chenery, Annie ("Trixie")
Born in 1867 in Mansfield, Victoria, Australia
Died 10 November 1949 in Camberley, Surrey, England
Married Captain John MacNeill Walter on 20 July 1891 in Saint Peter's Church, Cranley Gardens, London
[Active circa 1885-90]

Sister of Nellie Chenery.

Captain (later Major General) Walter was of the Devonshire Regiment.

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CHENERY, "NELLIE" (nee Ellen Chenery)
Australia (Victoria)/United Kingdom
Born in 1869 in Mansfield, Victoria, Australia
Died 12 January 1947 in Jersey, Channel Islands
Married Ernest Henry Gordon on 20 December 1891 in St Peter's Church, Cranley Gardens, London
[Active circa 1895-90]

Sister of Annie Chenery.

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CHITTICK, THORA (Thora Mary Chittick)
Australia (Victoria)
Married 20 April 1935 to Ivor WJ Geddes

From Mowbray in Victoria. Played Wimbledon in 1939. Described as “a Royal South Yarra lefthander.”
 

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CHITTY, NANCY (Nancy Kate Chitty)
Australia (Victoria)
Born 1910 in Murrumeena, Victoria
Died before 2014 [alive in 1980, when she lived in Henty, Malvern East, a suburb in Melbourne.
[Active circa 1930-40]

Nancy was by far the best of the 3 tennis playing Chitty sisters.

Sister of fellow players Barbara and Ruth Chitty. They were the daughters of Charles (‘Charley’) Chitty, a timber merchant, and Kate Chitty (née Butler), who married in 1904. The Chitty sisters all attended the Methodist Ladies’ College in Melbourne. None of them appears to have married and they probably lived together in later life, in Henty, Malvern East, a suburb in Melbourne. (There was a fourth sister, Lois Winifred Chitty, who probably didn’t take part in tennis tournaments.) Nancy Chitty was later employed as a clerk, possibly in her father’s office.

https://issuu.com/mlckew/docs/the_star_-_april_2015/31

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CHOLMONDELEY, LADY SYBIL (nee Sybil Rachel Betty Cecile Sassoon)
Great Britain (England)
Born 30 January 1894 in London
Died 26 December 1989 at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire, England
Married George Horatio Charles Cholmondeley, 5th Marquess of Cholmondeley 06 August 1913
[Active in the 1920s]

Lady Sybil Cholmondeley (pronounced "Chumley") was born Sybil Sassoon.

Sybil was the heiress to the vast Sassoon fortune. The Sassons were a Jewish family who had originally come from Baghdad. Md on 6 August 1913 to George Horatio Charles Cholmondeley, 5th Marquess of Cholmondeley (19 May 1883 – 16 September 1968), styled Earl of Rocksavage from birth until 1923. Also a tennis player, he is in the 1927 men's Wimbledon draw.

Children: Lady Aline Caroline (5 October 1916– ?) George Henry Hugh (24 April 1919-13 March 1990) and John George (15 November 1920-October 1986)

The tennis playing Rocksavages are the same couple, as they were Count and Countess Rocksavage from 1913-1923



Sources:

Stansky, Peter. (2003). Sasson: the worlds of Philip and Sybil. New Haven: Yale University Press.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sybil_...f_Cholmondeley

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CHRISTER, ALICE
United States
Born 05 June 1944 in New Jersey
Married (1) Mr. Hartman, circa 1965, divorced 30 September 1968.
Married (2) Peter Hume (b. 22 June 1926 in Essex, England) on 20 July 1978 in Alexandria, Virginia
[Actibe 1962-1965]

Played college tennis at the University of Arizona. Good enough to compete in the US Nationals at Forest Hills from 1963 to 1965.

April 2018 living at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Job is Attorney.

Sources

www.ancestry.co.uk and www.mylife.com


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CHRISTENSON, MARICAYE
United States
Born 11 January1948
Married Don Daniels

Born in Grand Junction, Maricaye Christenson Daniels took up tennis at age ten, during a time when she also excelled at diving and horse jumping. In spite of the scarcity of indoor courts, practice partners and weather-friendly months for an outdoor-sport, success came rather quickly for Maricaye.

Her junior career led her to the University of Southern California where she played No. 1 singles, and was ranked in the top ten in the Southern California women's open singles for 10 years in succession. After graduating from USC, she joined the women's professional tour, which took her around the world and played at famous venues such as Wimbledon, Forest Hills, and the French Open.

Maricaye won several tournaments as an adult, including winning singles, doubles and mixed at the Intermountain Championships in 1977. As a senior player, she has won numerous gold and silver USTA National Championship balls.


Source:

2011 Colorado Hall of Fame:
http://www.coloradotennis.com/cta/website.asp?Dept=hof&Sec=inductees&Type=asp&Page=hof&req=bio&firstname=Maricaye&lastname=Christenson%20Daniels&iyear=2011

 

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CHRISTLIEB, CARMEN
Mexico
Born 24 July 1924
Married to Raul Fernandez Rangel, a tennis player. (born circa 1916) Circa 1948.
10 children. One of her sons Félix de Jesús Fernández Christlieb (born January 11, 1967 in Mexico City) is a goalkeeper.
Nickname: Carmelita
[Active in the 1940s]

First picked up a tennis racquet in 1938. Active in the 1940s. She became a biology teacher. Active in seniors tennis as late as 2012. From a German and Basque family.

Raul was also a tennis player, and as husband and wife they played mixed doubles at the 1948 US Nationals. Carmen also entered the singles as the #6 foreign seed, but was beaten easily by Betty Rosenquest 6-0 6-1 in the opening round. The grass surface would no doubt have been very foreign to her.

Sources:

American Lawn Tennis, October 1948 issue.
1949 USTA Yearbook

http://www.dgcs.unam.mx/gacetaweb/20...123/gaceta.pdf
 

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CHUTER, SHEILA (Sheila Grace Chuter)
United Kingdom
Born 16 July 1915, Brentford, Middlesex.
Died in 2015 aged 100.
Married to Thomas Kenyon April to June 1939.

[Active from 1933 to 1947]

Daughter of Arthur Chuter, Buckingham, Kent.

1934 RU in Welsh Chmps and 1935 Irish Championships winner.

Played Wimbledon from 1933 to 1938 and in 1946 and 1947. Her best effort was in 1938, when she made the 3R. She won 6 matches and lost 8 at the Championships.

Her 1938 address was 84 Philbeach Gardens Philbeach, Kensington, Chelsea.

L to R: Mrs W.A. Moorshead, Sheila G. Chuter, Gladys Thompson Lewis, Miss M. Steel



Sources:

1939 register within findmypast.
Death was noted in the Spring 2016 edition of Kent Tennis Magazine.

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CLARKE, EDITH (Edith R Clarke)
United Kingdom
[Active at least from 1922 to 1932]

Invariably listed as Miss ER Clarke. A member of Queen’s Club, London.

RU in 1927 for the British Hard Courts Chmps.

Wimbledon record (entered 1923 to 1932)


Singles: 8-10 (4R in 1923)
Doubles: 12-10 (SF in 1925 and 1926; QF in 1927)
Mixed: 3-8

A photo of Clarke from Hurlingham in 1922 at:
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53088518b/f1.highres



[Thanks to Wolbo for the photo]
 
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