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1962 United States National Doubles

Dates: August 19-25
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline (Chesnut Hill) Masachusetts
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=30)

1st round

Maria Bueno (Bra)/Darlene Hard [1]-bye
Donna Floyd/Judy Tegart (Aus) d. Virginia Gilbane/Joanne Swanson 6-1 6-0
Chris Safford/Carol Southmayd d. Kay Hubbell/Charlotte Lee 9-7 6-3
Deidre Catt (GB)/Elizabeth Starkie (GB) [ ] d. Carol Hanks/Marilyn Montgomery 9-7 6-4
Lynn Haines/Andria Miller d. Claire O'Connell/Pat Welles 6-1 6-1
Midge Buck/Kay McKean d. Letty Ewing/Elizabeth Lincoln default
Tory Fretz/Connie Jaster d. Nancy Norton/Patricia Thompson 6-2 6-2
Sandra Reynolds Price (SA)/Renee Schuurman (SA) [ ] d. Judy Alvarez/Carole Caldwell 6-1 6-2

Billie Jean Moffitt/Karen Susman [2] d. Janice Levitan/Carol Woodcock 6-1 6-2
Virginia Brown/Carolyn Rogers d. Ruth Jeffrey/Baba Lewis 7-5 6-4
Edie McGoldrick/Mary Richards d. Margery Freemont-Smith/Joan Kempton 6-1 10-8
Belmar Gunderson/Joan Sullivan d. Sue Behlmar/Mary Sherar 7-5 6-8 6-4
Margaret du Pont/Margaret Varner [ ] d. Stephanie DeFina/Nancy Falkenberg 6-1 6-2
Joyce Davenport/Carol Loop d. Charlotte Alling/Gloria Martin default
Dorothy Hills/Katherine Stanton d. Yale Stockwell/Roberta Zimman 6-4 3-6 6-3
Justina Bricka/Margaret Smith (Aus) [ ]-bye

2nd Round

Bueno/Hard [1] d. Floyd/Tegart 6-3 6-2
Catt/Starkie [ ] d. Safford/Southmayd 6-1 6-1
Haines/Miller d. Buck/McKean 6-4 6-2
Price/Schuurman [ ] d. Fretz/Jaster 6-1 6-0

Moffitt/Susman [2] d. Brown/Rogers 6-1 4-6 6-1
Gunderson/Sullivan d. McGoldrick/Richards 0-6 6-3 6-3
du Pont/Varner [ ] d. Davenport/Loop 6-2 6-1
Bricka/Smith [ ] d. Hills/Stanton 6-0 6-0

Quarterfinals

Bueno/Hard [1] d. Catt/Starkie [ ] 6-2 6-2
Price/Schuurman [ ] d. Haines/Miller 6-1 6-1
Moffitt/Susman [2] d. Gunderson/Sullivan 6-4 6-3
du Pont/Varner [ ] d. Bricka/Smith [ ] 4-6 9-7 9-7

Semifinals

Bueno/Hard [1] d. Price/Schuurman [ ] 6-1 6-3
Moffitt/Susman [2] d. du Pont/Varner 6-2 6-3

Final


Maria Bueno/Darlene Hard [1] d. Billie Jean Moffitt/Karen Susman [2] 4-6 6-3 6-2

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Draw Notes:

Names are complete. Missing the seeds beyond #1 and #2.

Letty Ewing listed as Letitia Ewing by World Tennis.
Joan Kempton= Mrs Fred Kempton of Needham, Mass.
Elizabeth Lincoln= Mrs Richard Lincoln
Carol Loop listed as Carol Ann Loop by World Tennis
Mary Sherar is from Yakima, Washington.

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Sources:

New York TimesWorld Tennis, October 1962 issue, pages 40-43 and 83-84

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Summary:

Close friends Maria Bueno and Darlene Hard sweep the National doubles. The only set dropped is in the final to Billie Jean Moffitt and Karen Susman. This is the 5th consecutive US doubles for Darlene Hard. "Darlene's spectacular volleying was the deciding factor" in the 3 set match. In the final set.."She was flying about the court and she could not miss with her volley." (WT p 43)

An early upset of note was the victory of Margaret du Pont and Margaret Varner over Justina Bricka and Margaret Smith. Mrs du Pont with her shrewd tactic is still a top notch doubles player two decades after being at or near the top in singles. On wet court played in a drizzle the two Margarets were a game from defeat at 3-5 in the 2nd. Clever chops from du Pont and volleys from Varner were supplemented with lobs from both, confounding their younger and more powerful foes. At 42 games it was the match of the week. Alas for the veterans they could go no further. In semis Billie Jean and Karen easily disposed of the two Margarets.

A record total of 28,500 saw action for the week. The old recored was 26, 500. 5,500 attended on finals day.
 

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Discussion Starter #42 (Edited)
1963 United States National Doubles

Dates: August 19-25
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline (Chesnut Hill) Masachusetts
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=36)

1st Round

Judy Alvarez/Nadine Netter d. Linda Lou Crosby/Chris Safford 6-1 6-2
Robyn Ebbern/Margaret Smith [2] d. Belmar Gunderson/Montgomery 6-4 6-1

Maria Bueno (Brz)/Darlene Hard [1] d. Margo Mahony/Ann Symmers 6-4 6-1
Pat Edrich/Mary Ann Eisel d. Alice Christer/Sue Pritula 6-3 6-3

2nd Round

Carole Caldwell/Billie Jean Moffitt [3] d. Joan Johnson/Jeri Shephard 6-4 7-5
Peachy Kellmeyer/Carol Southmayd d. Janice Leviton/Joyce McRae 6-3 6-1
Sally Gustavson/Yale Stockwell d. Heidi Lincoln/Roberta Zimman 6-4 6-3
Deidre Catt (GB)/Elizabeth Starkie (GB) d. Mrs L Wood/Nancy Norton default
Justina Bricka/Vicki Palmer d. Roberta Alison/Stephanie DeFina 6-2 6-4
Midge Buck/Kay McKean d. Mary Richards/Ann Rowbotham 6-0 6-2
Nancy Derenna/Carolyn Liguori d. Carrie Heldman/Julie Heldman default
Ebbern/Smith [2] d. Alvarez/Netter 6-1 6-3

Bueno/Hard [1] d. Edrich/Eisel 6-1 6-1
Kathy Blake/Kathy Harter d. Eddie McGoldrick/Joan Sullivan 6-2 6-1
Shirley Fry Irvin/Betty Pratt d. Virginia Brown/Andria Miller 6-3 6-2
Tory Fretz/Nancy Richey d. Patricia Thompson/Carol Wendell 6-0 6-0
Ann Jones (GB)/Christine Truman (GB) [4] d. Katherine Stanton/Carol Woodcock 6-2 6-2
Ruth Jeffrey/Babba Lewis d. Peggy Moore/Joanne Swanson 6-0 1-6 6-4
Connie Jaster/Carol Loop d. Kay Hubbell/Charlotte McNeil Lee 6-0 7-5
Donna Fales/Carol Hanks d. Jane Albert/Sue Behlmar 7-5 6-4

3ird Round


Caldwell/Moffitt [3] d. Kellmeyer/Southmayd 6-3 6-2
Catt/Starkie d. Gustavson/Stockwell 6-3 6-1
Bricka/Palmer d. Buck/McKean 6-3 6-4
Ebbern/Smith [2] d. Derenna/Liguori 6-0 6-0

Hard/Bueno [1] d. Blake/Harter 6-1 6-0
Fretz/Richey d. Irwin/Pratt 6-2 6-4
Jones/Truman [4] d. Jeffrey/Lewis 6-0 6-3
Fales/Hanks d. Jaster/Loop 6-2 5-7 6-3

Quarterfinals

Catt/Starkie d. Caldwell/Moffitt [3] 6-1 3-6 9-7
Ebbern/Smith [2] d. Bricka/Palmer 6-3 6-3
Bueno/Hard [1] d. Fretz/Richey 6-1 6-1
Jones/Truman [4] d. Fales/Hanks 6-2 6-4

Semifinals

Ebbern/Smith [2] d. Catt/Starkie 6-3 6-4
Bueno/Hard [1] d. Jones/Truman [4] 6-4 6-4

Final

Robyn Ebbern/Margaret Smith [2] d. Maria Bueno/Darlene Hard [1] 4-6 10-8 6-3

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Draw Notes:

All names are complete

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Sources:

Used the Grand Slam Book for names in doubles and mixed.
New York Times.

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1964 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 17-24
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline (Chesnut Hill), Massachuesetts
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=41)

1st Round

Margaret Smith (Aus)/Lesley Turner (Aus) [1]-bye
Midge Buck/Kay McKean-bye
Ruth Jeffrey/Baba Lewis-bye
Chris Safford/Nina Vosters-bye
Mary Lowdon/Patty Lowdon-bye
Merceina Parker/Ann Rothbotham-bye
Virginia Brown/Raymonde Jones-bye
Kathy Blake/Kathy Harter-bye

Carole Graebner/Nancy Richey [4]-bye
Mary Belin/Mrs Thomas Williams-bye
Dodo Cheney/Helen McDowell-bye
Maria Guzman (Ecu)/Ann Owen (GB) d. Gail Johnson/Virginia Johnson 6-1 8-6
Joyce Davenport/Carol Heffelfinger d. Susan Mabrey/Patricia Thompson 6-4 6-2
Rosie Casals/Patricia Reyes (Mex) d. Ann Rothbotham/Joan Sullivan 6-3 6-1
Tory Fretz/Belmar Gunderson d. Cathie Gagel/Joanne Swanson 6-2 6-2
Mary Ann Eisel/Wendy Overton d. Mrs William McLellan/Eustis Reiley 6-2 6-2

Patsy Rippy/Paulette Verson d. Katherine Stanton/ Carol Woodstock 6-1 6-3
Lucille Davidson/Doris Popple d. Sally Mabrey/Roberta Zimman 6-3 6-4
Peachy Kellmeyer/Carol Southmayd d. Kay Hubbell/Charlotte Lee 6-1 6-3
Justina Bricka/Carol Hanks [5] d. Brenda Nunns (Can)/Faye Urban (Can) 6-0 6-1
Margo Mahanoy/Ann Symmers-bye
Edie McGoldrich/Mary Richards-bye
Charlotte Decker/Nancy Reed-bye
Maria Bueno (Bra)/Robyn Ebbern (Aus) [3]-bye

Carole Rosser (GB)/Virginia Wade (GB)-bye
Laurie Callaway/Alice Crister-bye
Linda Lou Crosby/Peggy Moore-bye
Pat Stewart Edrich/Carol Loop-bye
Cynthia Goeltz/Jill Philbrick-bye
Clare O'Connell/Virginia Welch-bye
Julie Heldman/Carol Wright-bye
Billie Jean Moffitt/Karen Susman [2]-bye

2nd Round

Smith/Turner [1] d. Buck/McKean 6-1 6-1
Jeffrey/Lewis d. Safford/Vosters 6-2 3-6 6-4
Lowdon/Lowdon d. Parker/H Rothbotham 6-3 6-4
Blake/Harter d. V. Brown/R. Jones 6-2 4-6 6-3
Graebner/Richey [4] d. Belin/ T Williams 6-3 6-0
Cheney/McDowell d. Guzman/Owen 6-2 7-5
Casals/P. Reyes d. Davenport/Heffelfinger 7-5 6-3
Eisel/Overton d. Fretz/Gunderson 5-7 6-1 7-5

Rippy/Verson d. Davidson/Popple 6-1 6-2
Bricka/Hanks [5] d. Kellmeyer/Southmayd 7-5 6-3
Mahanoy/Symmers d. McGoldrich/Richards 6-2 2-6 6-4
Bueno/Ebbern [3] d. Decker/Reed 6-0 6-1
Rosser/Wade d. Callaway/Crister 6-4 6-1
Crosby/P. Moore d. Edrich/Loop 6-4 4-6 7-5
Goeltz/Philbrick d. O'Connell/Welch 6-1 2-6 6-4
Moffitt/Susman [2] d. Heldman/Wright 6-0 6-3

3rd Round

Smith/Turner [1] d. Jeffrey/Lewis 6-2 6-1
Blake/Harter d. Lowdon/Lowdon 6-0 6-1
Graebner/Richey [4] d. Cheney/McDowell 6-1 6-1
Casals/P. Reyes d. Eisel/Overton 1-6 6-0 6-4

Bricka/Hanks [5] d. Rippy/Verson 6-4 6-1
Bueno/Ebbern [3] d. Mahanoy/Symmers 6-0 6-1
Rosser/Wade d. Crosby/P. Moore 6-2 6-3
Moffitt/Susman [2] d. Goeltz/Philbrick 6-3 6-0

Quarterfinals

Smith/Turner [1] d. Blake/Harter 4-6 6-3 6-2
Graebner/Richey [4] d. Casals/P. Reyes 6-3 7-5
Bricka/Hanks [5] d. Bueno/Ebbern [3] 6-2 9-7
Moffitt/Susman [2] d. Rosser/Wade 6-3 6-2

Semifinals

Smith/Turner [1] d. Graebner/Richey [4] 6-4 6-4
Moffitt/Susman [2] d. Bricka/Hanks [5] 8-6 6-1

Final

Billie Jean Moffitt/Karen Susman [2] d. Margaret Smith/Lesley Turner [1] 3-6 6-2 6-4

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Draw notes:

Maria Guzman, not Ana-Carola.
Margo Mahoney-Mrs Walter Mahoney
Ann Rowbotham=Mrs Harrison Rothbotham, nee Carlier
Katherine Stanton=Mrs J Stanton
Ann Symmers=Mrs William Symmers
Virginia Welch=Mrs James O Welch

Missing first names for:

Mrs William McLellan, who also competed in the seniors event.
Mrs Thomas Williams

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Sources:


World Tennis, October 1964 issue, page 92

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Summary:

Moffitt and Susman win in a massive upset before an appreciative crowd of 4,500. Smith and Turner had won 48 consecutive doubles matches up to this point. The Aussies had captured the Italian, French, Wimbledon and many other minor doubles titles during their streak. Lobs played a key in the comeback for the Americans. As crowd excitement mounted the Aussies cracked. The NYT reporter wrote, "Miss Smith's service began to falter and her double faults were costly, as was one by Miss Turner at thre end. The breaks went against the Australians on the netcords
 

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1965 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 23-31
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline (Chesnut Hill), Massachuesetts
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Tory Fretz/Julie Heldman d. Francoise Durr (Fra)/Janine Lieffrig (Fra) [2] default
Robyn Berrey/Ceci Martinez d. Guiliana Petersen/Yale Stockwell 4-6 6-2 6-1
Justina Bricka/Mary Ann Eisel [5] d. Ann Haydon (GB)/Carol Wendell 6-1 7-5
Ruth Jeffrey/Baba Lewis d. Kay Hubbell/Charlotte Lee 7-5 6-2
Carole Graebner/Nancy Richey [3] d. Alice Christer Hartman/Francoise Savy (Ven) 6-1 6-1
Julie Anthony/Belmar Gunderson d. Mary Lowden/Pat Lowden 6-2 6-1
Carol Aucamp/Nancy Reed d. Joyce Davenport/Faye Urban (Can) 3-6 6-2 6-3
Jane Albert/Stephanie DeFina d. Virginia Brown/Marilyn Montgomery 6-3 6-4

Nell Truman (GB)/Virginia Wade (GB) [6] d. Pat Cody/Mimi Henreid 6-2 8-6
Peachy Kellmeyer/Carol Southmayd d. Emilie Burrer/Wendy Overton 2-6 6-3 7-5
Patsy Rippy/Beck Vest d. Rosie Casals/Paulette Verzin 8-6 3-6 6-3
Kathy Blake/Kathy Harter [4] d. Carol Loop/Peggy Moore 6-4 8-10 6-1
Peaches Bartkowicz/Patti Hogan d. Louise Brown/Carolinge Clark 6-3 6-3
Lucille Davidson/Doris Popple d. Pat Keeneham/Sandy Zeese 6-4 6-1
Midge Buck/Kay McKean d. Marmee Fry/Ginger Pfeiffer default
Billie Jean Moffitt/Karen Susman [1] d. Laurie Callaway/Sue Shrader 6-1 7-5

2nd Round

Fretz/Heldman d. Berrey/Martinez 6-2 7-5
Bricka/Eisel d. Jeffrey/Lewis 6-2 6-2
Albert/DeFina d. Aucamp/Reed 6-2 6-3
Graebner/Richey [3] d. Anthony/Gunderson 6-1 6-4

N. Truman/Wade [6] d. Kellmeyer/Southmayd 6-2 4-6 6-2
Blake/Harter [4] d. Rippy/Vest 6-2 6-0
Bartkowicz/Hogan d. Davison/Popple 6-2 4-6 6-1
Moffitt/Susman [1] d. Buck/McKean 6-2 6-1

Quarterfinals

Fretz/Heldman d. Bricka/Eisel [5] 6-4 3-6 6-4
Graebner/Richey [3] d. Albert/DeFina 5-7 7-5 6-2
N. Truman/Wade [6] d. Blake/Harter [4] 6-2 6-3
Moffitt/Susman [1] d. Bartkowicz/Hogan 6-2 6-4

Semifinals

Graebner/Richey [3] d. Fretz/Heldman 7-5 6-4
Moffitt/Susman [1] d. N. Truman/Wade [6] 6-4 6-2

Final


Carole Graebner/Nancy Richey [3] d. Billie Jean Moffitt/Karen Susman [1] 6-4 6-4

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Draw Notes:

Robyn Berrey is from San Francisco.
Laurie Callaway is from Phoenix, Arizona
Peggy Moore is from New Orleans
Sue Schader is from Sacremento, California.

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Sources:


New York Times
World Tennis.
October 1965 issue, pages 46 and 89.

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Summary:

Nancy Richey and Carole Graebner surprisingly more than hold their own at net vs volley mavens Billie Jean Moffitt and Karen Susman. The Richet forehand fires rockets. It is this return of serve and her lobs that appear to tilt things to her side in an entertaining 49 minute final on a chilly August afternoon. Susman was the chief target of the lobs, being by far the weaker link on her team this day.

The semi between Carole Graebner/Nancy Richey and Tory Fretz/Juklie Heldman glittered with good play. Fretz was terminal on volleys and Julie scooped up several half volleys; turning them into lob winners. Rapid fire volleys with all 4 at net added to the excitement. The better serving of Graebner and Riche overall won out, as ulie served costly doubles to drop serve and with, the match.

Early on old-timers Buck and Mckean set age records just by being here.
Buck/Mckean is the team of Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn Buck (born 21 June 1908) and Katherine Winthrop McKean (born 17 July 1914). Has there ever been a women's doubles team with a combined age higher than theirs (108) in the main draw of the U.S. Nationals? They were off-and-on partners at this tournament beginning in 1953 and ending in 1965. Gladman Van Ryn Buck played the tournament one more time, with Betty Rosenquest Pratt in 1967.

Gladman Van Ryn Buck won the U.S. nationals with Carolin Babcock in 1936. They beat the formidable team of Helen Jacobs and Sarah Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig in the final 9-7, 2-6, 6-4. She also was the runner-up in 1937 (with Babcock) and 1940 (with Dorothy Bundy Cheney).
 

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1966 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 21-29
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline, Massachusetts
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=40)


1st Round

Maria Bueno (Bra)/Nancy Richey [1]-bye
Pixie Lamm/Kristy Pigeon-bye
Marilyn Aschner/Peaches Bartkowicz-bye
Edie Sullivan/Patricia Thompson-bye
Carol Hanks Aucamp/Mary Ann Eisel [5]-bye
Elizabeth Blackford/Maria Guzman (Ecu)-bye
Shirley Fry Irvin/Ruth Jeffrey-bye
Stefanie Defina/Tory Fretz [10]-bye

Winnie Shaw (GB)/Virginia Wade (GB) [3]-bye
Nancy Mabrey/Sally Mabrey-bye
Kay Hubbell/Charlotte Leed-bye
Frances MacLennan (GB)/Betty Rosenquest Pratt-bye
Esme Emanuel (SA)/Maryna Godwin (SA) [7] d, Peachy Kellmeyer/Wendy Overton 6-4 6-2
Maylis Burel (Fra)/Virginia Welch d, Ann Rowbotham/Roberta Zimman 3-6 6-4 7-5
Sue Behlmar/Nancy Reed d. Dodo Cheney/Helen McDowell 6-2 6-1
Roylee Bailey/Vicky Rogers d. Patsy Rippy/Becky Vest 2-6 6-2 6-4

Carol Loop/Peggy Moore d. Nell Hopman (Aus)/Mary Richards 7-5 6-3
Vicki Berner (Can)/Faye Urban (Can) d. Ceci Martinez/Elena Subirats (Mex) 6-2 6-3
Lucille Davidson/Doris Popple d. Cynthia Kemp/Yale Stockwell 5-7 6-2 6-3
Françoise Dürr (Fra)/Gail Sherriff (Aus) [8] d. Pat Stewart/Loiuise Gonnerman 6-2 6-4
Betty Haggerman/Mary Lowden-bye
June Gay/Rhoda Herron-bye
Mimi Henreid/Emilie Burrer-bye
Kathy Blake/Donna Floyd Fales [4]-bye

Lynne Abbes/Val Ziegenfuss [9]-bye
Judy Dixon/Anne Moore-bye
Baba Madden Lewis/Nadine Netter-bye
Kerry Melville (Aus)/Marilyn Montgomery [6]-bye
Patti Hogan/Peggy Michel-bye
Margo Mahoney/Ann Symmers-bye
Virginia Connolly/Edith McGoldrick-bye
Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King [2]-bye

2nd Round

Bueno/Richey [1] d. Lamm/Pigeon 6-0 6-2
Aschner/Bartkowicz d. Sullivan/Thompson 6-0 6-1
Aucamp/Eisel [5] d. Blackford/Guzman 6-3 6-1
Defina/Fretz [10] d. Irvin/Jeffrey default
Shaw/Wade [3] d. Mabrey/Mabrey 6-1 6-0
Hubbell/Leed d. MacLennan/Pratt default
Emanuel/Godwin [7] d. Burel/Welch default
Behlmar/Reed d. Bailey/Rogers 3-6 7-5 8-6

Berner/Urban d. Loop/P Moore 9-7 6-3
Durr/Sherriff [8] d. Davidson/Popple 6-2 6-4
Hagerman/Lowdon d. Gay/Herron 6-2 7-5
Burrer/Henreid d. Blake/Fales [4] 6-3 9-7
Abbes/Ziegenfuss [9] d. Dixon/A Moore 6-4 6-1
Melville/Montgomery [6] d. Lewis/Netter 6-1 6-3
Hogan/Michel d. Mahoney/Symmers 6-3 6-1
Casals/King [2] d. Connolly/McGoldrick default

3rd Round

Bueno/Richey [1] d. Aschner/Bartkowicz 6-1 6-1
Defina/Fretz [10] d. Aucamp/Eisel [5] 4-6 11-9 7-5
Shaw/Wade [3] d. Hubbell/Lee 6-0 6-1
Emanuel/Godwin [7] d. Behlmar/Reed 6-2 6-2

Durr/Sherriff [8] d. Berner/Urban 1-6 6-3 6-2
Burrer/Henreid d. Hagerman/Lowdon 6-4 6-2
Abbes/Ziegenfuss [9] d. Montgomery/Melville [6] 4-6 13-11 6-2
Casals/King [2] d. Hogan/Michel 4-6 6-3 6-4

Quarterfinals

Bueno/Richey [1] d. Defina/Fretz [10] 6-1 6-1
Shaw/Wade [3] d. Emanuel/Godwin [7] 6-2 7-5
Durr/Sherriff [8] d. Burrer/Henreid 6-1 6-3
Casals/King [2] d. Abbes/Ziegenfuss [9] 7-9 6-2 8-6

Semifinals

Bueno/Richey [1] d. Shaw/Wade [3] 6-3 6-2
Casals/King [2] d. Durr/Sherriff [8] 6-3 1-6 6-3

Final

Maria Bueno/Nancy Richey [1] d. Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King [2] 6-3 6-4

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Draw notes:

All names are complete.

Cynthia Kemp is from Lookout Mountain, Tenn.
Margo Mahomey=Mrs Walter Mahoney
Peggy Michel, all of 17, has the formal name of Margaret but goes by Peggy.
Ann Rowbotham listed as Mrs Harrison Rowbotham Jr
Ann Symmers=Mrs William Symmers
Virginia Welch listed as Mrs James O Welch Jr.

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Sources:

New York Times

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Summary:

#2 seeds Rosie Casals and Billie Jean King upset defending champs Maria Bueno and Nancy Richey in the finals in front of 5,000 in the stands.

Despite a 6-3 6-4 score the match lasted a mere 41 minutes. Grass court tennis is fast, and doubles points are short, especially when Rosie and Billie Jean put away so many volleys and overheads.

The somewhat anticlimatic final was the easiest match Casals and King had all week. More entertaining by far was their 3 set semifinal over Durr/Sherriff. Played on a Sunday with 5,500 coming out; this was the largest crowd of the week, and what a show they put on. It was "a match that was sensational for the fury of the hitting in the first set. Miss Durr and Miss Sherriff played their opponents off their feet in the second set, but the Californians came back amazingly to win the first four games of the third with only 4 points, and overcame their foes' strong closing rally." (NYT)

The Cali girls overcame volleyers Abbes/Ziegenfuss 7-9 6-2 8-6 in the quarters. The round before that Patti Hogan and Peggy Michel also pushed Casals/King, with the 17 year old Peggy winning rounds of applause for low skimming returns and trenchant volleys, both assets on Longwood's slick grass.

As usual there was rain, with 2 days totally washed out. Estimated attendance for the week was about 30,000. The longest match of the week by games was in the 3rd round, where Defina/Fretz [10] d. Aucamp/Eisel [5] 4-6 11-9 7-5.
 

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1967 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 21-29
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline, Massachuesetts
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=42)

1st Round

Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King [1]-bye
Louise Gonnerman/Pat Stewart-bye
Esme Emanuel (SA)/Maryna Godwin (SA)-bye
Judy Dixon/Sue Shrader-bye
Carole Graebner/Lesley Turner (Aus)-bye
Peggy Moore/Marilyn Montgomery-bye
Rita Bentley (GB)/Jean Wilson (GB)-bye
Susie Hublitz/Carol Wendell-bye

Karen Krantzcke (Aus)/Kerry Melville (Aus)-bye
Jean Drysdale (SA)/Ingrid Lofdahl (Swe)-bye
Lucille Davidson/Doris Popple-bye
Kathy Harter/Wendy Overton d. Pat Cody/Baba Lewis 6-3 6-2
Maria Guzman (Ecu)/Pat Montano (Mex) d. Joan Carder/Joyce McRae 8-6 8-6
Ana-Maria Arias (Arg)/Pam Teeguarden d. Stephanie Grant/Betty Ann Grubb 6-4 6-4
Marilyn Aschner/Pixie Lamm d. Gerda Appleby/Vija Vuskains 6-1 6-3
Pat Walkden (Rho)/Annette Van Zyl (SA) d. Mary Richards/Ann Rowbotham 6-1 6-3

Ceci Martinez/Kristy Pigeon d. Judith Leong/Pat Welles 6-0 6-0
Denise Carter/Tina Lyman d. Kay Hubbell/Charlotte Lee 6-2 6-4
Lynne Abbes/Val Ziegenfuss d. d. Dodo Cheney/Helen McDowell 6-1 6-0
Emilie Burrer/Patsy Rippy d. Betty Sue Hagerman/Ann Moore 6-3 6-1
Roylee Bailey/Mary Lowden d. Edie McGoldrick/Mrs Merton Thompson 6-0 6-1
Midge Buck/Betty Pratt-bye
Ann Lebedeff/Tam O'Shaughnessy-bye
Mary Ann Eisel/Donna Floyd Fales-bye

Louise Snow/Mimi Arnold Wheeler-bye
Ruth Jeffrey/Andrea Voikos-bye
Tory Fretz/Stephanie DeFina-bye
Vicki Berner (Can)/Fay Urban (Can)-bye
Winnie Shaw (GB)/Joyce Williams (GB)-bye
Sue Behlmar/Nancy Reed-bye
Mrs. Daniel O'Connell/Mrs. James Welsh-bye
Maria Bueno (Bra)/Virginia Wade (GB) [2]-bye

2nd Round

Casals/King [1] d. Gonnerman/Stewart 6-2 6-2
Emanuel/Godwin d. Dixon/Shrader 6-4 6-2
Graebner/Turner d. Moore/Montgomery 6-1 6-1
Bentley/Wilson d. Hublitz/Wendell 8-6 6-2
Krantzcke/Melville d. Drysdale/Lofdahl 6-1 6-3
Harter/Overton d. Davidson/Popple 6-0 3-6 6-1
Guzman/Montano d. Arias/Teeguarden 6-2 5-7 6-2
Walkden/Van Zyl d. Aschner/Lamm 6-3 6-2

Martinez/Pigeon d. Carter/Lyman 4-6 6-3 6-2
Abbes/Ziegenfuss d. Burrer/Rippy 7-5 6-2
Buck/Pratt d. Bailey/Lowden 9-7 6-3
Eisel/Fales d. Lebedeff/O'Shaughnessy 6-3 6-3
Snow/Wheeler d. Jeffrey/Voikos 6-3 6-1
Fretz/DeFina d. Berner/Urban 6-2 6-3
Shaw/Williams d. Behlmar/Reed 6-2 6-1
Bueno/Wade [2] d. O'Connell/Welsh 6-0 6-0

3rd Round

Casals/King [1] d. Emanuel/Godwin 7-5 6-4
Graebner/Turner d. Bentley/Wilson 6-0 6-1
Harter/Overton d. Krantzcke/Melville 1-6 6-3 6-2
Walkden/Van Zyl d. Guzman/Montano 6-2 9-7

Abbes/Ziegenfuss d. Martinez/Pigeon 6-4 6-2
Eisel/Fales d. Buck/Pratt 6-1 6-1
Fretz/DeFina d. Snow/Wheeler 6-3 6-2
Shaw/Williams d. Bueno/Wade [2] default

Quarterfinals

Casals/King [1] d. Graebner/Turner 6-3 6-3
Walkden/Van Zyl d. Harter/Overton 6-3 6-4
Eisel/Fales d. Abbes/Ziegenfuss 6-0 6-2
Shaw/Williams d. Fretz/DeFina 6-4 6-4

Semifinals

Casals/King [1] d. Walkden/Van Zyl 6-3 6-2
Eisel/Fales d. Shaw/Williams default (Williams had a fever)

Final

Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King [1] d. Mary Ann Eisel/Donna Floyd Fales 3-6 6-3 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Billie Jean King/Owen Davidson (Aus) d. Joyce Williams (GB)/George Seewagon 6-4 6-4
Donna Fales/Paul Sullivan d. Val Ziegenfuss/Steve Ayover* 11-9 7-9 6-2
Mary Ann Eisel/Peter Curtis (GB) d. Tory Fretz/Rich Anderson 6-4 7-9 6-4
Mimi Wheeler/George Goven (Fra) d. Ana Maria Arias (Arg)/Stanley Pasarell 6-4 6-4
Carole Graebner/Clark Graebner d. Kathy Harter/Ray Keldie (Aus) 7-5 9-7
Lynne Abbes/Roy Barth d. Marilyn Montgomery/Bud Collins 6-1 6-4
Virginia Wade (GB)/Mark Cox (GB) d. Esme Emanuel (SA)/John Brown 6-2 4-6 6-2
Kristy Pigeon/Terry Addison (Aus) d. Kerry Melville (Aus)/John Cooper 6-2 11-9

Rosie Casals/Stan Smith d. Marilyn Aschner/Robert O'Maley 6-4 6-4
Vicki Berner (Can)/Bill Tym d. Emilie Burrer/Lamar Roemer default
Wendy Overton/John Yeomans d. Jean Drysdale (SA)/Ray Moore (SA) 6-2 6-3
Lesley Turner (Aus)/Bill Bowrey (Aus) d. Peggy Moore/G. Moore 6-2 6-3
Winnie Shaw (GB)/Jaroslav Drobny (GB) d. Faye Urban (Can)/Frank Tutvin 6-0 6-1
Stephanie DeFina/Steve Tidball d. Maria Guzman (Ecu)/Torben Ulrich (Den) default
Ceci Martinez/Steele d. Ingrid Lofdahl (Swe)/Jeanne-Baptiste Chanfreau (Fra) 6-4 3-6 11-9
Karen Krantzcke (Aus)/Ray Ruffels (Aus) d. Roylee Bailey/Tom Gorman 6-4 6-0

2nd Round

King/Davidson d. Fales/Sullivan 6-2 6-2
Eisel/Curtis d. Wheeler/Goven 6-2 6-2
Graebner/Graebner d. Abbes/Barth 6-3 6-4
Pigeon/Anderson d. Wade/Cox 6-1 13-11

Casals/Smith d. Berner/Tym 6-1 6-4
Turner/Bowrey d. Overton/Yeomans 7-9 6-3 10-8
Shaw/Drobny d. DeFina/Tidball 7-5 9-11 6-4
Krantzcke/Ruffels d. Martinez/Steele 6-3 6-4

Quarterfinals

King/Davidson d. Eisel/Curtis 6-4 6-3
Pigeon/Anderson d. Graebner/Graebner 6-2 11-9
Casals/Smith d. Turner/Bowrey 4-6 7-5 8-6
Krantzcke/Ruffels d. Shaw/Drobny 6-4 7-9 6-4

Semifinals

King/Davidson d. Pigeon/Anderson 6-4 6-4
Casals/Smith d. Krantzcke/Ruffels 4-6 6-4 6-3

Final

Billie Jean King/Owen Davidson d. Rosie Casals/Stan Smith 6-3 6-2

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Draw notes:

In exact draw order.

*Per the New York Times the partner of Val Ziegnfuss was Ted Hoehn. Per World Tennis Val's partner was Steve Ayover.

Ana-Maria Arias listed by the NYT as simply Ana Arias.

Missing full names for:

Mrs. Daniel O'Connell
Mrs. James Welsh

G. Moore

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Sources:

The New York Times


World Tennis, October 1967 issue, page 89.

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Summary:

This year Longwood hosted all three doubles events-men's. women's and mixed.

In the doubles Nancy Richey withdrew due to injury, leaving her partner Maria Bueno without a partner. Brit Virginia Wade filled in, only to have Bueno default after one round because of intense arm pain. Bueno later withdrew from the US Open, leaving Billie Jean King as the favorite.

3,500 saw the final. Billie Jean was making too many errors early on, and was broken twice as Eisel and Fales kept the ball low on returns. After dropping the opening set it was Casals who kept it all together. She held at the danger point when it was 3-3 and love-thirty on Rosie's serve. 'King was a terror in the final set', turning on all her powers, as 'Mrs King and Miss Casals had the crowd roaring as they hit murderous overheads, slammed their volleys and knocked the ball back like a shot with their topspin forehands.' Eisel and Fales got cheers as they rallied from 1-5 and two match points down but Casals/King held their nerves to win out at 6-4.

Eisel and Fales won their semi by default, Joyce Williams having to scratch after having been in bed two days with a high fever. Her doctor ordered her not to play.
 

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=15)

1st Round


Stephanie DeFina/Donald Dell-bye


Quarterfinals


Semifinals


Final



Mary-Ann Eisel/Peter Curtis d. Tory Fretz/Gerry Perry 6-4 7-5


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Draw notes:




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Sources:


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Summary:


Doubles played for first time at Forest Hills since the men's and women's events were combined. This probably kept the draw size down-since the US Amateur was held the week before at Longwood. Old timers Pauline Betz and Gussie Moran last entered the US Nationals in the 1940s!

Richey skips the Open after she and the event cannot come to an agreement on "expenses". She is still an amateur.


Draw 15, No seeds, 1 BYE

1st round
Maryna Godwin & Ray Moore d. Linda Tuero & Jim Osborne 7-5, 6-4
Patti Hogan & Paul Sullivan d. Carole Caldwell Graebner & Donald Dell 6-3, 7-5
Tory Fretz & Gerry Perry d. Kristy Pigeon & Paul Hutchins 6-4, 12-10
Laura Rossouw & Tom Gorman d. Kanarek & Joaquin Loyo Mayo 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Vicky Rogers & Chum Steele III d. Pam Teeguarden & Richard Leach 6-4, 6-1
Peggy Michel & Butch Seewagen d. Julie Heldman & Torben Ullrich 13-11, 6-4
Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie & Peter Curtis d. Kathy Harter & Bailey Brown 4-6, 6-2, 6-3


Quarterfinals
Hogan & Sullivan d. Godwin & Moore 6-4, 10-8
Fretz & Perry d. Rossouw & Gorman 6-1, 6-8, 6-3
Michel & Seewagen d. Rogers & Steele default
Eisel Curtis Beattie & Curtis d. DeFina & Dell 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Semifinals
Fretz & Perry d. Hogan & Sullivan 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Eisel Curtis Beattie & Curtis d. Michel & Seewagen 1-6, 6-3, 6-4



NOTES: The 1968 US Mixed is a bit of an oddity. 1968 was the year of the first US Open but just before it, in Boston, the US National Championships were also held, open to amateurs and registered professionals (i.e. pros who were independant and not contracted to the promoters).
The US Open at Forest Hills had no mixed doubles event but the Nationals did and that is it.





With the arrival of Open tennis in 1968 it was decided that the National doubles events would move to Forest Hills.

Partially hedging their bets, the USTA also continued to hold a US National event only for amateurs in 1968 and 1969. Held at Longwood, this was abandoned after two years when it was evident that Open tennis was here to stay.
 

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Tennis goes Open in 1968, with the USTA deciding to allow professionals and amateurs to compete together for the title of United States Open champion.

Henceforth the doubles and mixed doubles are combined the singles at Forest Hills.
 
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