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1906 UNITED STATES WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 19-25
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club at Wissahickon Heights, Chesnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=34)

Defending champ Bessie Moore does not defend.

Preliminary Round


Virginia Maule d. Lena Duhring default
Gertrude Fetterman d. Helen Kimball 6-3 7-5

1st Round

Helen Homans d. Lucy Duhring 6-0 6-1
Lily Newhall d. Elizabeth Ostheimer 6-3 6-4
Rachel Harlan d. Miss E. Clement 6-0 6-2
Marjory Oberteuffer d. Myriam Rudderow default
Clover Boldt d. Claire Kulp 6-1 6-0
Clara Chase d. Miss M. Potter 6-1 6-0
Edith Rotch d. Myriam Clements 6-1 6-0
Virginia Maule d. Elizabeth Taylor 7-5 6-4

Gertrude Fetterman d. Greta Lewis 6-2 6-3
Blanche Chauveau d. Sarah Coffin default
Bertha Toulmin d. Helen Rodgers default
Matilda Borda d. Louise Ostheimer 6-0 6-0
Maude Barger-Wallach d. Mrs. H. Warren Lewis 6-1 6-1
Margaret Johnson d. Anna Coates 6-1 6-2
Gray Werner d. Nellie Ostheimer 6-1 6-4
Anita McCall d. Elsie Ross 6-4 6-3

2nd Round


Homans d. Newhall 6-1 6-1
Harlan d. Oberteuffer 6-3 6-2
Boldt d. Chase 6-3 7-5
Rotch d. Maule 6-4 6-1

Fetterman d. Chaveau 6-1 6-1
Toulmin d. Borda 6-2 2-6 6-3
Barger-Wallach d. Johnson 6-4 6-2
McCall d. Werner 2-6 6-3 8-6

Quarterfinals

Homans d. Harlan 4-6 6-4 6-4
Rotch d. Boldt 6-1 4-6 6-0
Toulmin d. Fetterman 6-1 6-2
Barger-Wallach d. McCall 6-1 6-0

Semifinals

Homans d. Rotch 6-2 6-3
Barger-Wallach d. Toulmin 6-2 6-3

Final

Helen Homans d. Maud Barger-Wallach 6-4 6-3.

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Doubles (Draw=16)

1st Round

Annie Coe/Ethel Platt d. Marion Cresswell/Miss Florence 6-1 6-0
Greta Lewis/Lily Newhall d. Blanche Chauveau/Miss M. Potter 6-4 6-1
Clara Chase/Edith Rotch d. Helen Kimball/Anetta McCall 6-1 7-5
Lucy Duhring/Elsie Ross d. Miss E. Cochran/Violet Ridgeway 1-6 6-4 6-1

Clover Boldt/Helen Homans d. Gertrude Fetterman/Rebecca Lycett 6-0 6-2
Elizabeth Ostheimer/Louise Ostheimer d. Eleanor Cohen/Catherine McFadden 7-5 6-1
Bertha Toulmin/Mrs Work d. Miss E. Duhring/Helen Rodgers 6-2 5-7 7-5
Sarah Coffin/Margaret Johnson d. Virginia Maule/Marjorie Oberteuffer 6-1 6-4

Quarterfinals

Coe/Platt d. Lewis/Newhall default
Chase/Rotch d. L. Duhring/Ross 6-2 6-2
Boldt/Homans d. Ostheimer/Ostheimer 6-1 6-1
Coffin/Johnson d. Toulmin/Work 8-6 6-2

Semifinals


Coe/Platt d. Chase/Rotch ????
Boldt/Homans d. Coffin/Johnson 6-2 3-6 6-2.

Final

Annie Coe/Ethel Platt d. Clover Boldt/Helen Homans 6-4 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=19)


1st Round

Margaret Johnson/William Temple Johnson-bye
Clover Boldt/Nat Niles-bye
Miss Mellor/F. L. Wood d Lucy Duhring/Russell C Thayer 6-2 6-4
Annie Coe/Louis Coe-bye
Mrs Work/Carroll Bunting-bye
Helen Homans/Robert Seaver-bye
Bertha Toulmin/Henry Clay Townsend-bye
Catherine McFadden/Fitz Eugene Dixon-bye

Eleanor Cohen/William Rowland-bye
Miss E. Cochran/Edward Lloyd-bye
Mrs Davis/Charles Willits-bye
Rachel Harlan/Albert Hoskins-bye
Sarah Coffin/Edward Dewhurst (Aus) d. Lily Newell/Alex Thayer 6-1 6-4
Ethel Platt/Dan Platt d. Violet Ridgeway/Thomas Ridgeway 6-4 6-1
Louise Dixon/William Trotter-bye
Claire Johnson/Wallace F. Johnson-bye

2nd Round

M. Johnson/W. T. Johnson d. Boldt/Niles 8-6 6-4
Coe/Coe d. Mellor/Wood default
Work/Bunting d. Homans/Seaver 0-6 6-3 6-1
Toulmin/Townsend d. McFadden/Dixon 6-4 6-3

Cohen/Rowland d. Cochran/Lloyd 6-3 6-1
Davis/Willits d. Harlan/Hoskins default
Coffin/Dewhurst d. Platt/Platt 6-3 6-4
Dixon/Trotter d. C. Johnson/W. F. Johnson 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals


Johnson/Johnson d Coe/Coe 6-3 7-5
Toulmin/Townsend d. Work/Bunting default
Cohen/Rowland d Davis/Willits 6-2 6-2
Coffin/Dewhurst d Dixon/Trotter default

Semifinals


Johnson/Johnson d Toulmin/Townsend 6-4 5-7 6-4
Coffin/Dewhurst d Cohen/Rowland ???? [probable default]

Final

Sarah Coffin/Edward Dewhurt (Aus) d. Margaret Johnson/Wallace Johnson 6-3 7-5

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Draw notes:

There were 2 pairs of Johnsons in the mixed event. Margaret W Johnson and her brother William Temple Johnson were from Staten Island.

Sara Coffin was from Staten Island.
Margaret W Johnson was from Staten Island. W.T. Johnson is probably her brother.
Claire Kulp was from Trenton, NJ.
Anetta G. McCall was from Philadelphia (some sources list her as "Anita").
Myriam T. Rudderow was from Haddonfield, NJ.
Bertha (nee Townsend) is playing mixed with her brother Henry Clay Townsend.
Gray Werner is from Haddonfield, NJ

Edward B Dewhurst was from Australia.
William F. Rowland
Russell Thayer=R. C. Thayer
Henry Clay Townsend Jr was a relative of Mrs Bertie Toulmin, nee Townsend. He was born in 1877.
Charles Carthcart Willits is from Haddonfield, NJ

Missing full names for:


Miss E Clement was from Haddonfield, NJ
Miss E. Cochran (doubles and mixed doubles only) is from Philadelphia. Some sources list her as Cochrane.
Mrs Davis (Mixed only) is from Haddonfield, NJ. The Washington Evening Star had her as "Miss G. C. Davis"
Miss E. Duhring. This can't be Lucy Duhring. Sister Lena Duhring defaulted in singles. Could this be Lena or yet a 3rd (presumably related) Duhring?
Mrs. H. Warren Lewis is from Philadelphia
Miss Mellor (Mixed only)
Miss M. Potter is from Philadelphia
Mrs Work (doubles only) is from Philadelphia

Mr F. L. Wood

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Sources:

Grand Slam record book
New York Times
New York Tribune
Spaldings Lawn Tennis Annual
Wright and Ditson gives a summary (pages 94 to 98) but not the draw.

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1906-06-20/ed-1/seq-5/

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1906-06-26/ed-1/seq-5/#date1=06%2F19%2F1906&index=9&rows=20&searchType=advanced&language=&sequence=0&words=Philadelphia+PHILADELPHIA+tennis+Tennis&proxdistance=5&date2=06%2F27%2F1906&ortext=&proxtext=&phrasetext=&andtext=tennis+philadelphia&dateFilterType=range&page=1

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045366/1906-06-24/ed-1/seq-32/#date1=06/19/1906&index=12&rows=20&searchType=advanced&language=&sequence=0&words=Philadelphia+TENNI+tennis+Tennis&proxdista (a photo of Homans serving)

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1906-06-21/ed-1/seq-9/#date1=06/19/1906&sort=relevance&rows=20&searchType=advanced&language=&sequence=0&index=15&words=PHILADELPHIA+Philadelphia+tennis+TENNIS+Tennis&proxdistance=5&date2=06/27/1906&ortext=&proxtext=&phrasetext=&andtext=tennis+philadelphia&dateFilterType=range&page=2

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Summary

Defending champ Bessie Moore and the tennis sensation May Sutton are both absent, dimming much interest. All eyes are on Sutton as she competes in England for the coveted Wimbledon prize. The women's final is on Saturday the 23rd. Rain delays the doubles and mixed finals until Monday.

The New York Timesreports that the women's doubles final was taken by a team "that took few chances, and played mostly from the back court. Miss Homans was the only one of the four who did any volleying. In the long game Mrs Coe and Mrs Platt were superior."

In the first set Miss Homans seemed unable to control her usually effective back-hand strokes but at 1-4 down showed marked improvement in both speed and accuracy. Although the general average of the play was inferior to that of years past, Miss Homans' victory was a popular one. Her name will be the first to be inscribed on the new championship cup.

In the mixed doubles final "the sharp volleying of Miss Coffin and the all arounf play of Dewhurst earned them victory in straight sets" according to the New Yotk Tribune.
 

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1907 UNITED STATES WOMEN'S NATONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 25 to July 2
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon Heights, Chesnut Hill (St. Martins), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=40)

*Holder Helen Homans does not defend her title.

1st Round

Elizabeth Ostheimer-bye
Martha Groome-bye
Nellie Ostheimer -bye.
Miss Hopkins-bye
Evelyn Sears-bye
Gertrude Ostheimer-bye
Marie Wagner-bye
Catherine McFadden-bye

Augusta Chapman-bye
Anita Clothier-bye
Clara Chase-bye
Natalie Wildey-bye
Agnes Groome d. Helen Hodge 6-2 6-2
Marie Wimer d. Claire Kulp 6-3 6-1
Natalie Elwyn d. Gertrude Fetterman default
Phyllis Green d. Matilda Borda 7-5 6-4

Edna Wildey d. Caroline Clothier 6-2 6-0
Mildred Wildey d. Marie Disston 6-4 6-4
Rachel Harlan d. Lucy Disston 6-3 6-4
Margaret Roberts d. Lucy Duhring 6-4 6-4
Maud Barger-Wallach-bye
Helen Rodgers-bye
Carrie Neely-bye
Louise Ostheimer-bye

Emily Scott-bye
Miss N. Williams-bye
Margaret Leroy-bye
Mary Sears-bye
Helen Pouch-bye
Miss B. Lewis-bye
Mary Coates-bye
Miss E Thompson-bye

2nd Round


E Ostheimer d. M Groome 6-2 7-5
N Ostheimer d. Hopkins 6-3 7-5
E Sears d. G Ostheimer 6-0 6-1
Wagner d. McFadden 6-3 6-0
Chapman d. Clothier 6-0 6-1
Chase d. N Wildey 3-6 8-6 7-5
Wimer d. A Groome 6-2 6-2
Green d. Elwyn 6-2 6-0

E Wildey d. M Wildey 6-2 6-1
Harlan d. Roberts 6-1 6-4
Barger-Wallach d. Rodgers 6-2 6-0
Neely d. L Ostheimer 6-3 6-1
Scott d. Williams 6-2 6-2
Leroy d. M Sears default
Helen Pouch d. Lewis 6-1 6-0
Coates d. Thompson 6-3 6-0

3rd Round

E Ostheimer d. N Ostheimer 6-2 6-1
E Sears d. Wagner 6-2 6-4
Chapman d. Chase 6-3 6-3
Green d. Wimer 4-6 6-4 6-2

Harlan d. E Wildey 6-4 6-2
Neely d. Barger-Wallach 6-2 8-10 6-4
Scott d. Leroy 6-3 6-1
Pouch d. Coates 6-2 6-4

Quarterfinals

E Sears d. E Ostheimer 6-1 6-1
Chapman d. Green 6-2 6-0
Neely d. Harlan 2-6 6-4 6-3
Pouch d. Scott 6-4 6-2

Semifinals

E Sears d. Chapman 6-2 6-1
Neely d. Pouch 8-6 7-5

Final

Evelyn Sears d. Carrie Neely 6-3 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=14 confirmed, 15 per Wright and Ditson)

1st Round

Clara Chase/Evelyn Sears-bye
Helen Rogers/ Marion Sharswood d. Elizabeth Ostheimer/Gertrude Ostheimer 6-4 9-11 6-3
Edna Wildey/Natalie Wildey d. Margaret LeRoy/Eugenia Wainright 6-1 6-1
Agnes Groome/Catherine McFadden d. Katherine Morris/E. Taylor 6-1 6-2

Carrie Neely/Marie Wimer d. Augusta Chapman/Helen Pouch 6-3 7-5
Helen Hodge/Miss Ross d. Caroline Clothier/Nellie Osteheimer 6-3 6-3
Anita Clothier/Martha Groome d. Miss Hopkins/Miss Martin 6-2 6-1
Marie Disston/Lucy Duhring-bye

Quarterfinals

Chase/Sears d Rogers/Sharswood ????
Wildey/Wildey d A Groome/McFadden 8-6 6-4
Neely/Weimer d Hodge/Ross 6-2 6-3
Clothier/M Groome d Disston/Duhring 6-4 6-4

Semifinals

Wildey/Wildey d Chase/Sears default
Neely/Wimer d Clothier/M. Groome 6-2 6-1

Final

Carrie Neely/Marie Wimer d. Edna Wildey/Natalie Wildey 6-1 2-6 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=20)

1st Round

Edna Wildey/Dean Mathey-bye
Matilda Borda/Alex Thayer-bye
Miss Cutter/William Jordan-bye
Claire Kulp/O. Olyphant-bye
Anita Clothier/HB Register-bye
Evelyn Howell/George Willing-bye
May Sayers/Wallace Johnson d. Agnes Groom/WH Rowland 6-4 6-8 6-4
Catherine McFadden/FE Dixon d. Rachel Harlan/Philip Hawk 6-3 7-5

Natalie Wildey/Herbert Morris Tilden d. Mary Coates/Arthur Jackson 6-4 6-4
Mrs FB Gilbert/Albert Hoskins d. Caroline Clothier/A. Porter 6-1 6-2
Elizabeth Rastall/RL James-bye
Martha Groome/FE Hood-bye
Margaret LeRoy/R. Thayer-bye
Gertrude Fetterman/RN Brookfield-bye
Marie Wagner/Edward Dewhurst (Aus)-bye
Augusta Chapman/Nat Niles-bye

2nd Round

E Wildey/Mathey d. Borda/A. Thayer 6-2 6-2
Cutter/Jordan d. Kulp/Olyphant 6-3 6-1
A Clothier/Register d. Howell/Willing 6-2 3-6 7-5
Sayres/Johnson d McFadden/Dixon 6-3 6-3

N Wildey/Tilden d Gilbert/Hoskins 6-2 4-6 6-3
Rastall/James d. Groome/Hood 6-2 6-1
LeRoy/R Thayer d. Fetterman/Brookfield 6-2 6-4
Wagner/Dewhurst d. Chapman/Niles 6-2 7-5

Quarterfinals

E Wildey/Mathey d. Cutter/Johnson ????
Sayres/Johnson d Clothier/Register 6-2 4-6 6-3
N Wildey/Tilden d Rastall/James ????
Wagner/Dewhurst d LeRoy/R Thayer 6-4 6-2

Semifinals

Sayres/Johnson d. E Wildey/Mathey 6-4 6-2
N Wildey/Tilden d Wagner/Dewhurst 6-1 2-6 6-4

Final

May Sayres/Wallace Johnson d. Natalie Wildey/Herbert Morris Tilden 6-1 7-5

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Draw Notes
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Missing 2 QF results in the Mixed doubles-probable defaults

Mary Coates was from Philadelphia.
Mrs. Thomas Elwyn Natalie Jenness (Source: 1908 Philadelphia Social Register). She played for Philadelphia CC.
Agnes Groome played for Merion CC.
Albert Hoskins was President of the Belmont CC.
May Sayres was from Merion CC.
Emily Scott was from New York.
Mary Sears also listed as May Sears. She was from Philadelphia and not related to Evelyn.
Marion Sharswood (Spalding) is listed as Margaret Sharwood by The Philadelphia Record

Spalding and all other sources use W Morris Tilden-but he was known as Herbert Morris Tilden, older brother of legendary Bill Tilden.

Missing full names for:

Miss Cutter (mixed doubles)
Mrs FB Gilbert (mixed doubles)
Miss Hopkins played for Philadelphia CC
Miss B. Lewis played for Philadelphia CC
Miss Martin (doubles only)
Miss E. Taylor (doubles only)
Miss E Thompson played for Philadelphia CC
Miss N. Williams

Missing male first names for:


RN Brookfield
FE Dixon (who attended Princeton)
FE Hood
RL James (who played for Belmont CC)
O. Olyphant (Oliphant according to the Philadelphia Record)
A Porter
HB Register(who attended the University of Pennsylvania)
WH Rowland
R Thayer

Rachel Harlan on the clubhouse court in 1907



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Sources
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The Philadelphia Record

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=QDEWnZBrHwAC&dat=19070702&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=QDEWnZBrHwAC&dat=19070703&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

1908 Spalding Tennis Guide. [pages 123-125. It also lists the clubs each woman represented]

1908 Wright and Ditson Tennis Guide [pages 76-77 and 96-102]

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433082423157;view=1up;seq=13


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Summary:

Defending champion Helen Homans will not attempt to defend her title. She is too busy preparing for her wedding to Marshall McLean, which takes place during the championships.

All the women were from the east except for Carrie Neely of Cincinnati. The best American female, May Sutton, is competing at Wimbledon. Bostonian socialite Evelyn Sears wins. Sears is left-handed-making her the first left-handed grand slam singles champion. (June 29, p 10 of the PR).

Family ties were prominent-there were 2 Groome sisters, 3 Wildey sisters (Edna, Mildred, and Nathalie) and an even bigger gaggle of Ostheimers, with 4 sisters in all: Elizabeth ("Bessie"), Gertrude, Louise, and Nellie. This may well be a record for a what are now considered major events.

In the third round Neely had a tough time with frail Newport socialite Maud Barger-Wallach, who took the second set 10-8. In the last set Maud got a cramp in her arm. When Maud fell to the ground many spectators and officials ran on court to help. Play was stopped several minutes "til she recovered", as Neely resolutely turned down an offer of a default. When play resumed Neely finished off her tired foe. Maud won the title in 1908 and often played with her doctor present courtside! This was the match of the tournament.

Neely used her endurance to turn the tide in a three set quarterfinal win over Rachel Harlan. Harlan ran Neely off the court in the first set with cross court shots but ran out of steam as Carrie won 2-6 6-4 6-3. Rachel waits for her opponents to miss, so when Carrie resorted to the same style points went on forever. "Miss Neely was more aggressive at the critical moments" declared The Record.

Sears easily bested Mrs Chapman in one semi to await the winner of Neely and Mrs Pouch. The other semi was held two days later due to rain. Starting in the morning, Carrie prevailed in two tough sets before lunch. When the committee asked her to play the final in the afternoon she balked. Officials were ready to default Neely, but Sears gallantly refused to take the title under such circumstances. This put the final off until Monday.

With two day's restNeely's decision to delay the final looked wise, as she won the first 3 games. Then the tide turned as Sears ran Neely to the corners with cross court drives that prevented Carrie from gaining the net. Sears often hit winners off of the service return, quickly gaining six consecutive games for the set. Neely never recovered and Sears waltzed to a 6-3 6-2 victory on the strength of her forehand and the ability to run like a rabbit. 'The Champion [Miss Sear] does not come in to the net at all, and her backhand is surprisingly weak.' (Wright and Ditson)

Wimer's clever volleying tipped the scales in a close doubles final. Tactics also played a role, as Neely and Wimer hit many winners down the alleys after first hitting to the middle against the Wildey sisters. Evelyn Sears felt she had to default in the doubles due to exhaustion from singles.
 

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1908

Dates: June 22-June 29
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon Heights, Chesnut Hill (St. Martins), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=57, plus holder )

Holder Evelyn Sears "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

1st Round


Gertrude Hollis-bye
Louise Ostheimer-bye
Erna Marcus-bye
Helen Pouch d. Marie Lavino 6-1 6-0
Elizabeth McCarthy d. Elizabeth Taylor default
Louise Hammond d. Mary Pilling 6-3 6-1
Elsie Ross d. Catherine McFadden default
Edith Rotch d. Clare Cassel default

Clare Johnson d. Clara Kutroff 7-5 2-0 retired (fainted in broiling heat)
Clover Miles d. Mrs CA Fry 6-0 6-1
Matilda Borda d. Clara Chase 4-6 6-3 6-2
Margaret Curtis d. Catherine Morris 6-2 6-2
Maud Barger-Wallach d. Helen Alexander 6-0 6-1
Emily Scott d. Augusta Chapman default
Natalie Wildey d. Helen Dodge 7-5 9-7
Mary Coates d. Eugenia Wainwright 4-6 6-3 6-1

Edna Wildey d. Merion Cresswell default
Elsie Little d. Miss C Henry 6-0 6-1
Margaret Johnson d. Margaret Roberts 6-2 6-3
Miriam Steever d. Marie Aufermann 6-3 1-6 6-1
Margaret LeRoy d. Elizabeth Keen 6-3 6-0
Esther Smith d. Mrs Frederick Kennedy 6-1 6-1
Blanche Bumstead d. Helen Rodgers 6-2 6-2
Eleanor Cohen d. Louise Colton 7-5 6-4

Marie Wagner d. Anna Cutter default
Nellie Ostheimer d. Alida Fox default
Mary Merrick d. Agnes Hutchinson default
Marion Swords d. Julia Lewis default
Eleanor Hopkins-bye
Carrie Neely-bye
Miss Tausig-bye
Elizabeth Ostheimer-bye

2nd Round

L Ostheimer d. Hollis 6-2 6-1
Pouch d. Marcus 6-3 6-1
Hammond d. McCarthy 2-6 6-1 6-3
Rotch d. Ross 6-0 6-1
Miles d. C Johnson 6-1 7-5
Borda d. Curtis 2-6 6-3 6-3
Barger-Wallach d. Scott 6-2 6-3
N Wildey d. Coates 1-6 6-2 6-3

E Wildey d. Little 10-8 6-3
Johnson d. Steever 6-4 7-9 6-4
LeRoy d. Smith 6-2 0-6 6-3
Cohen d. Bumstead 7-5 1-0 retired
Wagner d. N Ostheimer 6-0 6-0
Swords d. Merrick 6-4 6-3
Carrie Neely d. Hopkins 6-3 6-1
E Ostheimer d. Tausig 6-3 6-1

3rd Round

Pouch d. L. Ostheimer 6-3 7-5
Rotch d. Hammond 6-2 6-2
Borda d. Miles 6-4 6-3
Barger-Wallach d. N Wildey 6-4 6-3

M Johnson d. E Wildey 3-6 7-5 6-2
Cohen d. LeRoy 6-3 6-3
Wagner d. Swords 6-2 6-1
Neely d. E Ostheimer 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinals

Rotch d. Pouch 2-6 7-5 6-1
Barger-Wallach d. Borda 6-3 6-2
M. Johnson d. Cohen 8-6 6-2
Wagner d. Neely 6-4 4-6 7-5

Semifinals

Barger-Wallach d. Rotch 6-2 6-4
Wagner d. M. Johnson 7-5 6-2

All Comer's Final

Maud Barger-Wallach d. Marie Wagner 4-6 6-1 6-3

Challege Round

Maud Barger-Wallach d. Evelyn Sears (holder) 6-2 1-6 6-3

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Doubles (Draw=20)


Preliminary Round

Marie Aufermann/Esther Smith-bye
Helen Dodge/Mary Pilling-bye
Eleanor Cohen/Edith Rotch d. Clare Cassel/Louise Colton default
Margaret Curtis/Evelyn Sears-bye
Edna Marcus/Clover Miles-bye
Margaret Roberts/Helen Rodgers-bye
Edna Wildey/Natalie Wildey d. Matilda Borda/Katherine Morris 6-0 6-2
Bessie Moore/Helen Pouch d. Mary Merrick/Elsie Ross 7-5 6-0

Louise Hammond/Elsie Little-bye
Elizabeth McCarthy/Marie Wagner-bye
Helen Alexander/Miss Disston-bye
Elizabeth Ostheimer/Louise Ostheimer-bye
Miss Fleming/Emily Weaver-bye
Margaret LeRoy/Eugenia Wainwright d. Margaret Johnson/Miss Souther default
Anna Cutter/Mrs Frank Kennedy-bye
Carrie Neely/Miriam Steever-bye

1st Round

Auferman/Smith d. Dodge/Pilling 6-1 6-4
Curtis/Sears d. Cohen/Rotch 6-2 6-2
Marcus/Miles d. Roberts/Rodgers 6-0 6-1
Wildey/Wildey d. Moore/Pouch 3-6 6-3 6-2

Hammond/Little d. McCarthy/Wagner 6-3 5-7 6-0
Ostheimer/Ostheimer d. Alexander/Disston 6-2 6-4
Fleming/Weaver d. LeRoy/Wainwright 6-0 6-4
Neely/Steever d. Cutter/Kennedy 6-0 6-4

Quarterfinals

Curtis/Sears d. Aufferman/Smith 6-0 6-4
Wildey/Wildey d. Marcus/Miles 6-4 7-5
Hammond/Little d. Ostheimer/Ostheimer 6-2 6-2
Neely/Steever d. Fleming/Weaver 6-1 7-5

Semifinals


Curtis/Sears d. Wildey/Wildey 6-3 6-1
Neely/Steever d. Hammond/Little 1-6 7-5 6-2

Final

Margaret Curtis/Evelyn Sears d. Carrie Neely/Miriam Steever 6-3 5-7 9-7

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=27)

1st Round

Edith Rotch/Nat Niles-bye
Elsie Little/John Carpenter-bye
Evelyn Sears/Alfred Dabney d. Blanche Bumstead/Edward Dewhurst (Aus) 5-7 6-2 6-1
Catherine McFadden/WS Thomson d. Clare Cassel/C Atherton 6-3 5-7 6-3
Maud Barger-Wallach/Beals Wright d. Mrs Krumbhaar/Mr Krumbhaar default
Louise Colton/Alex Thayer d. Marie Wagner/default
Clara Kutroff/Herbert Morris Tilden d. Helen Pouch/William Pouch 4-6 6-4 6-3

Clover Miles/Irving Wright d. Mrs Henry/WH Stroud 6-0 6-1
Clare Johnson/Wallace Johnson d. Anna Cutter/partner default
Margaret LeRoy/R Thayer d. Margaret Curtis/partner default
Edna Wildey/Dean Mathey d. Margaret Johnson/WH Rowland 6-4 6-3
Miss Yarnell/R Evans d. Emily Weaver/Spencer Weaver default
Louise Hammond/Raymond Little-bye
May Sayres/HB Register-bye
Marie Lavino/WM Stewart 3rd-bye

2nd Round

Rotch/Niles d. Little/Carpenter 6-3 6-3
Sears/Dabney d. McFadden/Thompson 6-3 7-5
Barger-Wallach/B Wright d. Colton/A Thayer 6-1 6-1
N Wildey/WM Tilden d. Kutroff/HM Tilden default

Miles/I Wright d. C Johnson/Johnson 2-6 6-4 7-5
E Wildey/Mathey d/ LeRoy/R Thayer 6-3 6-3
Hammond/Little d. Yarnell/Evans 6-1 6-0
Sayres/Register d. Lavino/Stewart 5-7 6-1 7-5

Quarterfinals

Rotch/Niles d. Sears/Dabney 6-2 6-1
Barger-Wallach/B Wright d. N Wildey/WM Tilden 6-3 6-2
Miles/I Wright d. E Wildey/Mathey 3-6 6-4 6-1
Hammond/Little d. Sayres/Register 6-2 6-3

Semifinals

Rotch/Niles d. Barger-Wallach/B Wright 6-3 6-3
Hammond/Little d. Miles/I Wright 5-7 6-4 6-0

Final

Edith Rotch/Nat Niles d. Louise Hammond/Raymond Little 6-4 4-6 6-4

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Draw notes:

Helen Alexander represents the Philadelphia CC.
Mrs Walter A Auffermann is from Staten Island
Mrs CW Bumstead (nee Blanche Roberts) is from Englewood, New Jersey.
Louise Colton is from Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Margaret Curtis is from Boston.
Mrs Kern Dodge (nee Helen P Greene) represents Merion CC.
Mrs CA Fry is from the Philadelphia CC.
Clare Johnson is from Overbrook (Claire is also used)
Elizabeth Keen was from Belmont CC.
Mrs Frederick Kennedy was from Merion CC
Mrs George Lavino (nee Marie L Denegre) played for the Philadelphia Cricket Club
Mrs AH McCarthy (nee Elizabeth Larned) is from Plainfield, New Jersey and is a member of the West Side TC.
Mrs AG Miles of New York=nee Clover Boldt

Mary Pilling plays for Merion CC
Miss Elsie P. Ross is from the Philadelphia CC. Her address is on Cliveden Ave.
Esther Smith is from Nyack, NY
Miss Souther is from Staten Island
Miraim Steever the doubles finalist is wrongly given as Stoever in some papers.
Marion Swords was from Morris County, New Jersey.
Elizabeth Taylor is from the Philadelphia CC

Missing full names for
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Mrs CW Bumstead
Mrs Kern Dodge
Mrs CS Fry
Miss C Henry
Mrs Frederick Kennedy
Miss Tausig

W Morris Tilden and Herbert Morris Tilden are two distinct players. See: The sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, June 24, 1908, Page 7, Image 7 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis, Volume 2 (1908), issue 4, July 1

1909 Wright and Ditson Lawn Tennis Guide, pages 83-88
The New York Tribune

Utilize:Boyd's Blue Book: A Directory from Selected Streets of Philadelphia and Surroundings (can access online-has list of Philly Club members)

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Summary:

A record 57 ladies send in forms for the singles. Most of the women stay at the Chenut Hill Academy (formerly Wissahickon Inn), which is right near the gate to the Philadelphia Cricket Club.

The large entry prompts the organizers to put matches out in the mornings as well as the afternoon. Severe heat contributed to several defaults early on. Miss Clara Kutroff had to retire after fainting on court.

Mrs Maud Barger-Wallach has no real power to speak of. This is offset by her determined steadiness, which wears down many more talented adversaries. She moved through the draw to the finals.

Marie Wagner awaited, and won the first set of the semi by her more forceful play at 6-4. The effort spent tired her, however, and Barger-Wallach reversed matters and nabbed the last two sets 6-1 6-3.

Most believed that the holder Evelyn Sear would make quick work of Barger-Wallach in the Challenge Round. Service counted for little, and all the match was contested from the baseline. 15 and 20 shot rallies were common. After splitting sets the ladies took a break. The third set was a corker. Mrs Barger-Wallach squeezed past Sears 6-3 in the decider to become the new US Ladies Champion.

A discussion of ladies ages is taboo in 1908. Posterity records Mrs Barger-Wallach is aged 38. Only Molla Mallory (aged 42 on winning in 1926) is an older US Women's singles champion.

The doubles final ends at 9-7 in the last set. No doubt it was more exciting than the singles, as all 4 women actually volleyed.
 

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Dates: June 21-26
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon (Chesnut Hill) , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=32, plus holder)

*Holder Maud Bargar-Wallach "sits out" until challenge round.

1st Round

Emily Scott d. Sophie Schenck 6-1 6-1
Elizabeth Ostheimer d. Miss H. E. Mills 6-4 6-2
Helen Pouch d. Alice Entz 6-2 6-4
Hazel Hotchkiss d. Annette Rankine 6-0 6-0
Lily Newhall d. Margaret Tidball default
Edith Rotch d. Dorothy Green 6-2 6-4
Dorothy Disston d. Clara Kutroff default
Alice Day d. Edith Schenck 6-0 6-0

Clara Chase d. Lucy Disston 8-6 6-1
Lois Moyes (Can) d. Marion Creswell 6-1 6-1
Margaret Roberts d. Helen Rodgers 6-1 6-2
Emily Weaver d. Katherine Morris 6-2 6-3
Marie Wagner d. Marie Disston 6-1 6-1
Gwendolyn Rees d. Helen Alexander 6-1 6-1
Louise Hammond d. Helen Deshler 6-2 6-2
Claire Johnson d. Augusta Chapman default

2nd Round

Scott d. Ostheimer 6-2 6-0
Hotchkiss d. Pouch 6-4 6-2
Rotch d. Newhall 6-0 6-1
Day d. D Disston 6-1 6-1

Moyes d. Chase 6-4 6-2
Roberts d. Weaver 6-4 6-0
Rees d. Wagner 8-6 3-6 retired (heat illness)
Hammond d. Johnson 6-0 3-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

Hotchkiss d. Scott 6-3 6-0
Rotch d. Day 6-1 6-0
Moyes d. Roberts 6-1 8-6
Hammond d. Rees 6-4 6-1

Semifinals

Hotchkiss d. Rotch 6-2 7-5
Hammond d. Moyes 6-0 6-2

All Comers Final


Hazel Hotchkiss d. Louise Hammond 6-8 6-1 6-4

Challenge Round

Hazel Hotchkiss d. Maud Barger-Wallach 6-0 6-1



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Doubles (Draw=12)

1st Round

Clara Kutroff/Emily Weaver-bye
Lily Newhall/Margaret Yarnall-bye
Margaret Roberts/Helen Rogers d. Alice Day/Annette Rankine 6-2 6-2
Dorothy Green/Lois Moyes (Can) d. Gwendolyn Rees/Elizabeth Ostheimer 4-6 6-4 6-1

Hazel Hotchkiss/Edith Rotch d. Louise Hammond/Elsie Little 6-3 2-6 6-2
Eliza Fox/Beatrice Morgan d. Kate Schley/Mrs G. F. Taylor default
Claire Johnson/Helen Pouch-bye
Lucy Disston/Marie Disston-bye

Quarterfinals


Kutroff/Weaver d Newhall/Yarnall 4-6 6-1 6-3
Green/Moyes d Roberts/Rogers 7-5 6-4
Hotchkiss/Rotch d Fox/Morgan 6-1 6-2
Johnson/Pouch d Disston/Disston 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Green/Moyes d Kutroff/Weaver 6-1 7-9 6-4
Hotchkiss/Rotch d Johnson/Pouch 6-1 6-2

Final

Hazel Hotchkiss/Edith Rotch d. Dorothy Green/Lois Moyes 6-1 6-1.

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=14)

1st Round

Lily Newhall/Ralph Coleman-bye
Dorothy Green/Albert Simmonds d. Eliza Fox/John Stoever 6-3 6-2
Louise Hammond/Raymond Little d. Elsie Little/G. Gordon 6-1 6-1
Dorothy Disston/Charles Fraley d. Margaret Yarnall/Rowland Evans 8-6 6-8 6-3

Edith Rotch/Nat Niles d. Anna Krumbhaar/Fitz Eugene Newbold default
Hazel Hotchkiss/Wallace Johnson d Lucy Duhring/F. S Whittaker 6-1 6-0
Lois Moyes (Can)/Alex Thayer d. Helen Pouch/William Pouch 6-3 8-6
Claire Johnson/Edward Dewhurst-bye

Quarterfinals

Green/Simmonds d Newhall/Coleman 7-5 5-7 6-2
Hammond/Little d Disston/Fraley 6-3 6-0
Hotchkiss/Johnson d Rotch/Niles 6-3 6-2
Johnson/Dewhurst d Moyes/Thayer 9-7 6-2

Semifinals

Hammond/Little d. Green/Simmonds 6-2 6-0
Hotchkiss/Johnson d Johnson/Dewhurst 6-1 4-6 6-4

Final

Hazel Hotchkiss/Wallace Johnson d Louise Hammond/Raymond Little 6-2 6-0

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Draw notes:

There were 3 Disston sisters in this event.

Helen Deshler is from New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Alice Entz (nee Samuels)=Mrs TB Entz
Claire Johnson is the younger sister of Wallace Johnson.
Anna Krumbhaar=Mrs Charles H. Krumbhaar.
Mrs Helen Pouch=nee Helen Homans
Annette Rankine=Mrs W. (William) B. Rankine is from New Canaan, Connecticut.
Gwendolyn Rees is from St. Paul, Minnesota.
Mrs Margaret Roberts is from Philadelphia
Edith M Schenck is from New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is likely to be the sister-in-law of Mrs Warren Schenck.
Sophie Schrenck =Mrs Warren R Schenck=nee Sophie Kirkpatrick. Md circa 1895. https://books.google.com/books?id=dxtUGFajpyQC&pg=PA278&lpg=PA278&dq=Warren+R.+Schenck+philadelphia&source=bl&ots=lBw1iYnfGD&sig=v7Ui6NecT46Sz8m3rHqPENDnHJo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWv521zovKAhUEWh4KHZp6AwIQ6AEILzAE#v=onepage&q=Warren%20R.%20Schenck%20philadelphia&f=false
Kate Schley= Mrs Reeve Schley
Emily Scott is from New York.
Margaret Tidball is from Fort Monroe, Virginia.

Ralph Elliott Coleman (1888-1910) attended Yale. He killed himself in 1910.
Rowland Evans Jr (1889-1975) belonged to Merion CC
Fitz Eugene Newbold=F. E. Newbold. Born in 1893, he was the son of the famous player Arthur Newbold.
Albert P. Simmonds was a Yale graduate, class of 1896. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Simmonds
John L. Stoever was from Philadelphia.

Missing Female Names

Miss H. E. Mills plays for the Philadelphia Cricket Club
Mrs G.F. Taylor (The New York Tribune calls her Mrs Tyler)

Missing Male Names

G. Gordon
F. S Whittaker

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Summary:

The entry not as large as in 1908-there was no preliminary round. On the first day the first two rounds were played. Californian Hazel Hotchkiss utterly dominates the field, walking off with the triple crown.

Earlier in the week it was unclear if the holder Mrs Barger-Wallach intended on playing the Challenge Round. As of the semifinals she still had not made a decision. She was practicing all week with male hitting partners. In the end she decided to play despite a recent illness.

Hazel waltzed through the early rounds. The other strong player was Louise Hammond. Luckily they were on opposite sides of the draw. In the All-Comer's final they produced a dilly of a match. Hammond passed Hotchkiss at net repeatedly in the first few games. Hazel hung back more than usual as a result, dropping the first set 6-8. Louise ran out of steam in set two and Hazel once more stormed the net to win it 6-1. Loiuse fell behind 1-3 in the last set. It was here she made her last stand, passing Hazel 5 times to level matters at 3 all. Hazel broke back to eek out a 6-4 victory.

In the Challenge Round she destroys Mrs Barger-Wallach, the defending champion. Hotchkiss drops only 6 points in the entire first set, concentrating on Maud's backhand. Leading 4-0 in the second set she allows the defender some pride by playing exclusively to Wallach's forehand. Mrs Wallach wins a game and the audience knowingly applauded Hazel for her sportsmanship.

Hazel Hotchkiss is so impressive that critics declare her the greatest ever player seen at the US Championships with the exception of possibly May Sutton.

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Sources:

New York Tribune
New York Times

1910-1911 Wright and Ditson Annual, pages 31 to 33. [photos of finalists on page 32.]
 

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Dates: June 20-25
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=28, plus holder)

Holder Hazel Hotchkiss "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

1st Round

Carrie Neely-bye
Clare Cassel-bye
Louise Hammond d. Margaret Tattersfield 6-2 6-1
Helen Pouch d. Mrs. WG Fischer 6-3 6-3
Connie Sullivan d. Lillie Cheston 6-0 6-3
Lucy Disston d. Caroline Stokes 6-1 6-1
Edith Rotch d. Dorothy Disston 6-2 6-2
Elizabeth Ostheimer d. Sophie Meredith 6-4 6-0

Clara Chase d. Mary Merrick 7-5 6-3
Edna Wildey d. H. E. Mills 6-2 6-1
Claire Oliphant d. B. Chanveau 6-2 6-2
Lois Moyes (Can) d. Nellie Ostheimer 6-2 6-2
Isabel Paul d. Mary Pilling 6-1 6-0
Adelaide Browning d. Beatrice Morgan 6-3 6-0
Dorothy Green-bye
Helen Alexander-bye

2nd Round

Neely d. Cassel 6-1 6-1
Hammond d. Pouch 6-1 6-3
Sullivan d. L. Disston 6-2 4-6 6-0
Rotch d. E. G. Ostheimer 6-2 6-2

Wildey d. Chase default
Moyes d. Oliphant 6-0 6-2
Browning d. Paul 7-5 6-2
Green d. Alexander 6-2 6-4

Quarterfinals

Hammond d. Neely 6-1 8-6
Rotch d. Sullivan 6-2 6-4
Wildey d. Moyes 6-3 6-4
Browning d. Green 3-6 6-3 6-2

Semifinals

Hammond d. Rotch 7-5 6-2
Browning d. Wildey 6-1 6-4

All Comers Final

Louise Hammond d. Adelaide Browning 6-2 6-4

Challenge Round


Hazel Hotchkiss (holder) d. Louise Hammond 6-4 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=13)


1st Round

Hazel Hotchkiss/Edith Rotch bye
Dorothy Green/Lois Moyes (Can) d. Marie Disston/Helen Rodgers 6-1 6-4
Christian Biddle/Isabel Drexel Paul d. Clare Cassel/Nellie Ostheimer 1-6 6-2 6-2
Mary Merrick/Elsie Ross d. Mrs. D. Griscolm/Anita Phipps 6-3 6-1

Meredith/Connie Sullivan d. Margaret Tattersfield/Marie Wiener 6-3 6-3
Adelaide Browning/Edna Wildey d. Helen Alexander/Elizabeth Ostheimer 6-2 6-2
Carrie Neely/Helen Pouch bye
Dorothy Disston/Lucy Disston bye

Quarterfinals

Hotchkiss/Rotch d. Green/Moyes 10-8 6-4
Biddle/Paul d. Merrick/Ross 6-2 6-4
Browning/Wildey d. Meredith/Sullivan 6-0 6-2
Neely/Pouch d. D Disston/L Disston 6-4 6-3

Semifinals

Hotchkiss/Rotch d. Biddle/Paul 6-2 6-4
Browning/Wildey d. Neely/Pouch 6-4 0-6 6-2

Final

Hazel Hotchkiss/Edith Rotch d. Adelaide Browning/Edna Wildey 6-4 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=18)


Preliminary Round

Helen Pouch/Russell Thayer d. Dorothy Disston/Charles Frailey 7-5 9-7
Edith Rotch/Wallace Johnson d. Marie Disston/Fitz Eugene Newbold 6-2 6-4

1st Round

Dorothy Green/Stanley Rogers d. Claire Oliphant/RE Townsend 6-2 6-1
Carrie Neely/LS Oliver d. May Sayers/WM Stewart 6-2 6-1
Lois Moyes (Can)/Alex Thayer d. Louise Hammond/HD Riley 5-7 6-2 6-4
Hazel Hotchkiss/Joseph Carpenter d. Pouch/Thayer 6-2 6-2

Edith Rotch/Wallace Johnson d. Gertrude Henry/MS Stroud default
Edna Wildey/Herbert Tilden d. Adelaide Browning/William Jordan 6-4 3-6 6-3
Connie Sullivan/John Neely d. Clare Cassel/FH Gibbs default
WW Biddle/Fitz Eugene Dixon d. Kinsler/CL Elliott 6-2 5-7 6-3

Quarterfinals

Neely/Oliver d. Green/Rogers 6-3 6-8 6-4
Hotchkiss/Carpenter d. Moyes/A Thayer 6-1 8-6
Wildey/Tilden d. Rotch/Johnson 3-6 6-1 12-10
Sullivan/Neely d. Biddle/Dixon 4-6 7-5 6-4

Semifinals

Hotchkiss/Carpenter d. Neely/Oliver 6-2 6-2
Wildey/Tilden d. Sullivan/Neely 6-3 6-1

Final

Hazel Hotchkiss/Joseph Carpenter d. Edna Wildey/Herbert Tilden 6-2 6-2

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Draw Notes:

Miss B. Chanveau played for Belmont CC.
Mrs A. J. Drexel Paul=nee Isabel Biddle.
Mrs. WG Fischer was a member of the Germantown Cricket Club.
Mrs. D. Griscolm perhpas married to Rodman E Griscom, a tennis official at Merion CC.
Hammond later married as Mrs. Raymond.
Hazel Hotchkiss=Hazel Wightman.
Sophie Meredith was from Richmond, Virginia.
Miss H. E. Mills was a member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club.
Claire Oliphant= Mrs Oliphant from Trenton, New Jersey.
Miss Pilling played for the Germantown Cricket Club.
Mrs. Pouch =1984 champ Helen Helwig
Margaret Tattersfield played for the Germantown Cricket Club.

Fitz Eugene Dixon usually listed as F. D. Dixon

Early draws list Miss Sayres, but other sources (such as Wikipedia) list it as Sayers.

Miss Biddle and Mrs Drexel Paul, doubles semifinalists, were sisters.

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis
The New York Times
1911 Wright and Ditson Annual.
pages 43-45.

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Summary:

American Lawn Tennis reported that there was "a lowering of class" as "many contenders of former years" were absent, especially May Sutton, who entered the Canadian singles then went back to California. Also missing were the 1907 and 1908 champs Evelyn Sears and Maud Barger-Wallach.

Miss Moyes the first ever Canadian female to make a slam quarterfinal.

Hazel plays "essentailly a man's game". She quickly overcame her finals opponent, the match lasting 34 minutes! The final was full or errors on both sides, especially in the opening set. Hazel served it out at 5-4 ahead after the game had been deuced once. Hazel picked things up in the second and ran away with the match.

In the ladies doubles the most excitement came in the quarters, where Green, who "played brilliantly at the barrier(net)" and Canadian Moyes, with her many aces, gave the champs a real fight.

After a short rest Miss Hotchkiss came out and won the Mixed for an impressive "Triple" in all 3 competitions.
 

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1911 UNITED STATES WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 12-18
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martin's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=40 plus holder )

*Holder Hazel Hotchkiss "sits out" until the challenge round final.

Preliminary Round

Clara Chase-bye
Teresa Kuser-bye
Carrie Hardy-bye
Effie Wheeler-bye
Elizabeth Ostheimer-bye
Clare Cassell-bye
Eleanora Sears-bye
Edith Katzenberg-bye

Flora Harvey-bye
Margaret Roberts-bye
Constance Warren-bye
Dorothy Disston-bye
Helen Alexander d. Maud Barger-Wallach default
Elizabeth Keen d. Marion Cresswell default
Elizabeth Fox d. Laura Pope 6-1 7-5
Edith Handy d. Gertrude Ostheimer 6-3 6-1

Lily Cheston d. Edith Rotch default
Nellie Ostheimer d. Marie Disston 6-4 6-1
Florence Sutton d. Dorothy Green 6-1 6-2
Edith Bunce d. Barbara Fleming 6-3 6-3
Edna Wildey-bye
Clara Kutroff-bye
Agnes Hutchinson-bye
Margaret Tattersfield-bye

Emily Bradbury-bye
Carrie Neely-bye
Adelaide Browning-bye
Lois Moyes (Can)-bye
Marie Wagner-bye
Beatrice Morgan-bye
Claire Oliphant-bye
Hannah Wright-bye

2nd Round

Chase d. Kuser 4-6 6-2 7-5
Hardy d. Wheeler default
E. Ostheimer d. Cassell 8-6 6-1
Sears d. Katzenberg 6-1 6-0
Harvey d. Roberts 6-2 6-1
Warren d. Disston 6-3 6-4
Alexander d. Keen 7-5 4-6 7-5
Fox d. Handy 5-7 8-6 6-1

Cheston d. N. Ostheimer 4-6 6-1 6-3
Sutton d. Bunce 6-0 6-1
Wildey d. Kutroff 6-2 6-4
Hutchinson d. Tottersfield 6-2 6-0
Bradbury d. Carrie Neely default
Browning d. Moyes 6-3 6-4
Wagner d. Morgan 6-1 6-3
Oliphant d. Wright 6-1 6-3

3rd Round

Hardy d. Chase 11-9 6-1
Sears d. E. Ostheimer 6-2 6-1
Warren d. Harvey 6-3 4-6 6-0
Handy d. Alexander 6-4 6-4

Sutton d. Cheston 6-0 6-4
Wildey d. Hutchinson 6-3 6-3
Browning d. Bradbury 6-0 6-3
Wagner d. Oliphant 6-2 6-1

Quarterfinals

Sears d. Hardy 6-2 6-2
Warren d. Handy 3-6 6-2 6-3
Sutton d. Wildey 6-1 6-3
Browning d. Wagner 6-3 3-6 6-2

Semifinals

Sutton d. Browning 6-3 6-2
Sears d. Warren 6-1 6-3

Final

Florence Sutton d. Eleonora Sears 6-2 6-1

Challenge Round

Hazel Hotchkiss (holder) d. Florence Sutton 8-10 6-1 9-7

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Doubles (14)

1st Round

Adelaide Browning/Edna Wildey-bye
Clare Cassel/Flora Harvey d. Edith Handy/Helen Pouch 6-3 7-6 retired
Clara Kutroff/Marie Wagner d. Clara Chase/Carrie Hardy 7-5 6-3
Dorothy Green/Florence Sutton d. Edith Bunce/Barbara Fleming 6-0 6-2

Elizabeth Ostheimer/Margaret Roberts d. Edith Katzenberg/N. Katzenberg 6-4 6-1
Eliza Fox/Constance Warren d. May Sayres/Edith Runk 7-5 6-4
Hazel Hotchkiss/Eleonora Sears d. Helen Alexander/Dorothy Disston 6-1 6-2
Bessie Moore/Lois Moyes (Can)-bye

Quarterfinals

Browning/Wildey d. Cassel/Harvey 7-5 6-4
Green/Sutton d. Kutroff/Wagner 7-5 6-2
Ostheimer/Roberts d. Fox/Warren 6-4 6-3
Hotchkiss/Sears d. Moore/Moyes 6-4 4-6 6-1

Semifinals

Green/Sutton d. Browning/Wildey 2-6 6-4 6-2
Hotchkiss/Sears d. Ostheimer/Roberts 6-2 6-1

Final

Hazel Hotchkiss/Eleonora Sears d. Dorothy Green/Florence Sutton 6-4 4-6 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=16)

1st Round

Eliza Fox/Joseph Thayer d. Marie Lavino/W. M. Stewart 6-2 6-1
Edith Handy/Percy Osbourne d. Dorothy Disston/Charles Frailey 6-4 6-1
Florence Sutton/Alex Thayer d. Lois Moyes (Can)/Bill Tilden 8-6 6-3
Hazel Hotchkiss/Wallace Johnson d. Clare Cassel/H. R. Von Weider default

Edna Wildey/Herbert Tilden d. Adelaide Browning/Clarence Jennings 6-3 6-3
Clara Kutroff/Lucius Landreth d. Laura Pope/Henry Bartow 8-6 6-4
Agnes Hutchison/Fritz Dixon d. Helen Alexander/Jack Disston 8-6 6-3
Eleanora Sears/Bill Clothier d. Dorothy Green/Richard Crozier 3-6 7-5 6-2

Quarterfinals

Handy/Osborne d. Fox/J. Thayer 6-4 6-2
Hotchkiss/Johnson d. Sutton/A. Thayer 6-4 3-6 8-6
Wildey/H. Tilden d. Kutroff/Landreth 6-1 8-6
Sears/Clothier d. Hutchison/Dixon 6-2 6-2

Semifinals

Hotchkiss/Johnson d.Handy/Osborne 6-1 6-1
Wildey/H. Tilden d. Sears/Clothier 4-6 6-3 6-2

Final

Hazel Hotchkiss/Wallace Johnson d. Edna Wildey/Herbert Tilden 6-4 6-4

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Draw Notes:

Wright and Ditson uses "Preliminary Round" for what the New York Times calls the first round.

Missing full names for:

Miss N. Katzenberg. Probably close female relative of Edith Katzenberg. Edith's only known sister was Elizabeth ("Bessie") D Katzenberg.

W. M. Stewart (a male player)
H. R. Von Weider (a male player)

Known names:

Helen Alexander represents the Philadelphia CC
Lily Cheston represents the Philadelphia CC
Marion Cresswell represents the Philadelphia CC
Barbara Fleming represents Plainfield in New York
Eliza Fox represents Germantown CC
Edith B. Handy is from Staten Island
Carrie Hardy=Mrs Wallington Hardy of Norfolk
Flora Harvey=Mrs Gilbert Harvey of Buffalo.
Agnes Hutchinson represents Germantown CC
Edith Katzenburg represents Philmont
Elizabeth Keen represents Belmont CC
Marie Lavino=Mrs George Lavino (nee Marie L Denegre)
Beatrice Morgan represents Germantown CC
Claire Oliphant (nee Kulp)=Mrs O. D. Oliphant from Trenton, New Jersey
Gertrude Ostheimer represents Huntington Valley (also called S. Ostheimer by Wright and Ditson)
Laura Pope=Mrs Robert A Pope
Margaret Tattersfield reprsents Germantown.
Effie Wheeler represents the Philadelphia CC
Constance Warren=Mrs Joseph Warren of Longwood CC.

Henry Bartow=H. B. Bartow
Richard Crozier=R. J. Crozier
Fritz Dixon=F. E. Dixon
Lucius Landreth=L. S. Landrath

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Sources:

The New York TimesWright and Ditson's Official Lawn Tennis Guide for 1912. (Pages 47-50)

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Summary:

Can anyone challenge defending Champion Hazel Hotchkiss? The usual answer is May Sutton, but May hasn't competed in this event since 1904. May's younger sister Florence does enter, however, and works her way to the final with ease. The final between Florence and was a dud. In the words of Wright's Tennis guide, "Miss Sutton was not up to her best. "Miss sears game was not up to her best, and she seemed disinclined to try her hardest." (p 48 Wright and Ditson)

The New York Times report on the final read: "In a match replete with sensational features, which kept the large crowd constantly on edge, Miss Hazel Hotchkiss, of Berkeley, Cal, this afternoon successfully defended her United States lawn tennis championship title.." Hazel eked out a close 10-8 opening set. The next chapter was short, with Hazel losing only 8 points the entire set after a 1-0 deficit to sweep the next 6 games.

Florence was able to do what so any others can't : namely to prevent Hazel from coming to the net. At 6-5 40-30 Florence held match point but could not break through. Hotchkiss resorted to lobbing at times in the 3rd set, often with success.

The Times reports that 1,000 people watched the women's final.

Rain put off the ladies doubles until the next day, June 18. When it was all over Hazel Hotchkiss reigned as triple champion, having won the singles, doubles, and mixed events.
 

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June 10 to 15 at Philadelphia. Draw of 35.

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Preliminary Round
Whitling d. Charlotte Cheston 6-3 6-2
Dorothy Green d. Mrs. Conserse 6-1 6-0
Eleonora Sears d. Nellie Ostheimer 6-1 6-0

First Round
Adelaide Browning d. Marion Cresswell 6-3 6-2
Helen Pouch d. Edith Katzenburg 6-0 5-7 6-1
Augusta Schmitz d. Gertrude Hollis 6-2 6-3
Mrs. Clothier d. Miss Walbridge default

Maud Barger-Wallach d. Lola Seeds 6-1 7-5
Mary Browne d. Eliza Fox 6-2 6-3
Marian Fenno d. Clara Chase 6-2 4-6 6-1
Green d. Whiting 6-2 6-2

El. Sears d. Dorothy Disston default
Mrs. Wainwright d. Christine Biddle 9-7 6-3
Helen Alexander d. Elizabeth Meehan 6-1 6-1
Elizabeth Ostheimer d. May Sayres 6-4 6-4

Effie Wheeler d. Mrs. C. A. Adams 7-5 0-6 6-4
A. Hensel d. Rachel Lotta 6-1 6-0
Mary Merrick d. Marianne Biddle 6-3 6-1
Louise Riddell Williams d. Miss E. Henzel 6-4 6-2

Second Round

Browne d. Barger-Wallach default
Fenno d. Green 6-3 4-6 6-3
Browning d. Pouch 6-4 6-3
Schmitz d. Clothier 6-0 6-0

El. Sears d. Wainwright 6-0 6-3
Alexander d. E. Ostheimer 3-6 7-5 6-4
Wheeler d. A. Hensel 8-6 4-6 7-5
Merrick d. Williams 6-4 6-2

Quarters
Browne d. Fenno 6-0 6-4
Browning d. Schmitz 6-1 10-8
El. Sears d. Alexander 6-2 6-2
Merrick d. Wheeler default

Semis
Browne d. Browning 6-4 3-6 9-7
El. Sears d. Merrick 5-7 6-0 6-2

Final
Browne d. El. Sears 6-4 6-2

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Preliminary Round
Elizabeth Moore/Pouch d. Fox/Sayres 6-3 6-3
Hopkins/J. Lewis d. Disston/M. Lewis 6-4 6-2

First Round
Moore/Pouch d. Converse/Ridgeway 6-0 6-0
Katzenburg/Kind d. Hopkins/J. Lewis 6-3 13-11
Dixon/Mrs.Sands d. Biddle/Mrs. Clothier 6-2 6-4
Cresswell/Whitling d. Mrs. C. W. Adams/N. Ostheimer 6-4 8-6
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Quarters
Fenno/El. Sears d. Hensel/E. Ostheimer 6-0 6-3
Barger-Wallach/Schmitz d. Moore/Pouch 6-2 7-5
Browne/Green d. Katzenburg/Kind 6-0 6-3
Cresswell/Whiting d. Dixon/Sands 6-1 7-5

Semis
Barger-Wallach/Schmitz d. Fenno/El. Sears 6-2 8-6
Browne/Green d. Cresswell/Whiting 6-4 6-3

Final
Browne/Green d. Barger-Wallach/Schmitz 6-3 5-7 6-0
 

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Plainclothes Division
Joined
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6,350 Posts
1913 UNITED STATES WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 9-16
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martin's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=36, plus holder)

Holder Mary Browne "sits out" until Challenge Round.

1st Round

Marion Cresswell-bye
Eleanor Hopkins-bye
Miss Talman-bye
Marion Toedt-bye
Edna Wildey-bye
Miss Hollis-bye
Dorothy Disston-bye
Eugenia Wainwright-bye

Isabel Paul-bye
Edith Katzenburg-bye
Miss M. Williams-bye
Miss Ross-bye
Eleanor Carey d. Mrs S. S. Hermann 8-6 6
Mabel Kerbaugh d. Miss Thompson 8-6 6-2
Flora Harvey d. Miss Allison 6-0 6-2

Dorothy Green d. Suzanne White 6-3 6-2
Miss Collins d. Miss Patterson 6-2 0-6 ??
Miss Henry-bye
Lucy Disston-bye
Ethel Herold-bye
Miss Porcher-bye
Molly Thayer-bye
Agnes Kennedy-bye

Helen Alexander-bye
Miss C. A. Biddle-bye
Clara Chase-bye
Miss Harrington-bye
Miss Law-bye
Louise Williams-bye
Ethel Clark-bye
Miss Welsh-bye

2nd Round

Cresswell d. Hopkins 6-0 6-0
Talman d. Toedt 3-6 6-0 6-2
Wildey d. Hollis 6-0 6-2
D. Disston d. Wainwright 3-6 6-3 6-4
Paul d. Katzenburg 6-3 6-1
M. Williams d. Ross 6-1 6-2
Harvey d. Kerbaugh 6-0 6-1
Carey d. Hermann 8-6 6-4

Green d. Collins 6-2 6-1
Henry d. L. Disston 6-4 8-6
Herold d. Porcher 6-2 6-1
Thayer d. Kennedy 6-3 6-3
Alexander d. Biddle 6-1 6-1
Chase d. Harrington 6-2 6-4
Williams d. Law 6-2 6-1
Clark d. Welsh 6-4 7-5

3rd Round

Cresswell d. Talman 6-2 6-2
Wildey d. D. Disston 6-1 6-1
Paul d. Williams 6-3 6-3
Harvey d. Carey default

Green d. Henry 6-3 6-0
Herold d. Thayer 16-14 6-2
Alexander d. Chase 6-2 7-5
Williams d. Clark 6-2 8-6

Quarterfinals

Wildey d. Cresswell 6-0 6-2
Paul d. Harvey 2-6 6-3 7-5
Green d. Herold 6-4 6-2
Williams d. Alexander 6-0 4-6 6-2

Semifinals

Wildey d. Paul 6-1 6-2
Green d. Williams 7-5 6-3

All Comers Final

Dorothy Green d. Edna Wildey 6-3 6-4

Challenge Round

Mary Browne (holder) d. Dorothy Green 6-2 7-5.

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Doubles (Draw=19)

1st Round

Dorothy Green/Edna Wildey-bye d.
Marion Cresswell/Flora Harvey-bye
Miss Baker/Agnes Kennedy-bye
Miss Henry/Miss A. Lewis-bye
Mrs Dixon/Mrs Harold A. Sands-bye
Miss M. Biddle/Molly Thayer-bye
Miss Harrington/Mrs S. S. Hermann-bye
Anna Krumbhaar/Helen Krumbhaar d. Clara Chase/Marion Toedt 6-3 6-4

Helen Alexander/Dorothy Disston d. Ethel Clark/Miss Thompson 7-5 6-8 6-4
Mabel Kerbaugh/Ethel Herold d. Eleanor Carey/Suzanne White 6-4 6-4
Lucy Disston/Miss Rodgers-bye
Eleanor Hopkins/Miss A. Lewis-bye
Miss C. A. Biddle/Isabel Paul-bye
Miss Hollis/Eugenia Wainwright-bye
Mrs Grant/Miss Taylor-bye
Mary Browne/Louise Williams-bye

2nd Round

Green/Wildey d. Cresswell/Harvey 6-1 6-2
Baker/Kennedy d. Henry/Lewis 7-5 6-3
Dixon/Sands d. M. Biddle/Thayer 6-2 6-3
Krumbhaar/Krumbhaar d. Harrington/Hermann 6-3 8-6

Alexander/D. Disston d. Herold/Kerbaugh 7-9 6-4 6-3
L. Disston/Rodgers d. Hopkins/Lewis 6-3 7-5
C. Biddle/Paul d. Hollis/Wainwright 6-4 6-4
Browne/Williams d. Grant/Taylor 6-0 6-0

Quarterfinals

Green/Wildey d. Baker/Kennedy 6-0 6-0
Dixon/Sands d. Krumbhaar/Krumbhaar 1-6 6-4 6-3
Alexander/D. Disston d. L.Disston/Rodgers 6-1 8-6
Browne/Williams d. C.Biddle/Paul 6-4 6-3

Semifinals

Green/Wildey d. Dixon/Sands 6-3 6-4
Browne/Williams d. Alexander/D. Disston 6-1 6-2

Final

Mary Browne/Louise Williams d. Dorothy Green/Edna Wildey 12-10 2-6 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=21)

1st Round

Suzanne White/Rowland Evans-bye
Edna Wildey/Herbert Tilden-bye
Dorothy Disston/Charles Fraley-bye
Amelia Douglas/George Hofstetter-bye
Eleanor Carey/Alex Thayer-bye
Mary Browne/Bill Tilden d. May Coates/Frederick Kirkland default
Isabel Paul/Harold Sands d. Helen Alexander/Joseph Rowland 8-6 6-1
Louise Williams/William Tilden d. Anna Krumbhaar/Fitz Eugene Newbold 6-3 6-4

Eugenia Wainwright/Joseph Carpenter d. Miss Hollis/Charles Jennings 6-3 7-5
Mrs Grant/Jacob Disston-bye
Ethel Clark/Joseph Thayer-bye
Dorothy Green/Charles Rogers d. Lily Cheston/Radcliffe Cheston 6-1 6-2
Miss Baker/Albert Kennedy-bye
Miss Thompson/H. Houston-bye
Mrs Harold A. Sands/Walter Thompson-bye
Helen Krumbhaar/Fitz-Eugene Dixon-bye

2nd Round

White/Evans d. Wildey/H. Tilden 0-6 12-10 6-3
Disston/Fraley d. Douglas/Hofstetter 6-0 6-4
Browne/B Tilden d. Carey/A. Thayer 6-2 6-0
Paul/Sands d. Williams/W. Tilden 6-3 6-8 6-0

Wainwright/Carpenter d. Grant/Disston 6-2 6-2
Green/Rodgers d. Clark/J. Thayer 6-0 6-3
Baker/Kennedy d. Thompson/Houston 6-4 6-3
Sands/Thompson d. H. Krumbhaar/Dixon 6-1 7-9 6-4

Quarterfinals

White/Evans d. Disston/Fraley 7-9 6-1 6-4
Browne/B Tilden d. Paul/Sands 4-6 6-0 6-2
Green/Rodgers d. Wainwright/Carpenter 6-3 8-6
Baker/Kennedy d. Sands/Thompson 6-4 3-6 6-4

Semifinals

Browne/B Tilden d. White/Evans 6-2 2-6 6-4
Green/Rodgers d. Baker/Kenndey 6-0 6-4

Final

Mary Browne/Bill Tilden d. Dorothy Green/CS Rodgers 7-5 7-5

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Draw Notes:

The singles and doubles finals were held on June 14-the mixed on the 16th.

None of the usual sources are very helpful this yrar in providing full names or even initials.

Missing full names for:

Miss Allison
Miss C. A. Biddle (or Middle)
Miss M. Biddle
Miss Collins
Mrs Dixon may=Mrs George Dallas Dixon, nee Agnes Groome
Mrs Grant is from the Philadelphia CC
Miss Harrington
Miss Henry probably=Elizabeth or Gertrude H. Henry.
Mrs S. S. Hermann is from Merion
Miss Hollis
Miss Law is from Merion
Miss Patterson
Miss Porcher (or perhaps Parcher)
Miss Rodgers
Miss Ross played for Germantown
Mrs Harold A. Sands (in mixed with her husband)
Miss Talman played for Belfield.
Miss Taylor is from the Philadelphia CC
Miss Thompson
Miss Walsh (or perhaps Welch or Welsh)
Miss M. Williams played for Merion.

Missing Male Names for:

H. Houston.

Full names with comments:

May Coates represented Merion CC.
Flora Harvey=Mrs Gilbert Harvey
Agnes C. Kennedy represented the Philadelphia CC.
Anna Krumbhaar=Mrs C. H. Krumbhaar.
Helen Krumbhaar=Mrs Edward Krumbhaar
Marion Toedt is from Pasadena

Jacob Disston is Dorothy and Lucy's brother.
Charles Jennings=Charles Borromeo Jennings of Chesnut Hill
William Tilden=W. M (William Morris) Tilden of Chesnut Hill. Brothers Bill and Herbert Tilden were from Germantown.

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Sources:

The New York Times
Spaldings Official Lawn Tennis Annual for 1914 (courtesy of AndrewTas)
1914 Wright and Ditson Annual. [pages 55-57]

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Summary:

Mary Browne repeats as champion. The NYT report on the final read: "The championship in singles was more closely contested than expected. Miss Green pushed the champion hard, especially in the second set. Neither player appeared at her best, due in a great measure to the extreme heat. Miss Browne's game seemed to lack the snap and dash which was the feature of her play in the Philadelphia and Eastern States tournament a week ago.

All through the match Miss Green hit the ball fully as hard as the Californian player, and as long as she could keep her her oponent to her own style of back court game, the Philadelphian played even. But when the champio suceeded in taking her stand at net she had Miss Green at her mercy."
 

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Plainclothes Division
Joined
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6,350 Posts
1914

Dates: June 8-13
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martin's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=45, plus holder)

*Holder Mary Browne "sits out" until the Challenge Round

1st Round

Marie Wagner-bye
Theresa Kuser-bye
Ethel Smith-bye
Lily Cheston-bye
Carrie Neely-bye
Ethel Herold-bye
Eleanor Hopkins-bye
Mildred Patton-by

Elizabeth Smucker-bye
Molly Thayer d. Gertrude Henry 6-2 4-6 6-0
Alberta Weber d. Clara Chase 6-3 7-5
Louise Raymond d. Dorothy Disston 6-0 6-2
Connie Sullivan d. Kitty Brinton 6-1 6-3
Barbara Lewis d. Margaret Walbridge 2-6 7-5 6-2
Miss ME Wilcox d. Elizabeth Henry 6-3 2-6 6-3
Clara Cassebeer d. Eliza Fox 7-5 6-0

Isabel Pendleton d. Mary Williams 6-1 6-1
Sarah Neilson d. Adelaide Collins 3-6 6-3 6-1
Susanne White d. Edna Wildey default
Mabel Kerbaugh d. Elizabeth Ostheimer 8-6 4-6 6-2
Mary Coates d. Lucy Duhring 6-2 6-3
Margeretta Myers d. Edith Katzenburg 6-3 6-4
Hannah Wright-bye
Helen Alexander-bye

Ann Sheafe-bye
Angela Douglas-bye
Louise Williams-bye
Edythe Beard-bye
Eleanor Carey-bye
Florence Ballin-bye
Clare Cassel-bye
Elise Hopkins-bye

2nd Round

Wagner d. Kuser 6-3 6-1
Smith d. Cheston 6-4 6-0
Neely d. Herold 6-2 6-4
Hopkins d. Patton 6-0 6-8 6-1
Thayer d. Smucker 6-2 6-1
Raymond d. Weber 6-0 6-0
Sullivan d. Lewis 6-1 6-2
Cassebeer d. Wilcox default

Pendleton d. Neilson 6-0 6-0
White d. Keybaugh 6-4 4-6 6-2
Myers d. Coates 6-0 6-1
Wright d. Alexander 13-11 7-5
Sheafe d. Douglas 6-2 6-4
Williams d. Beard 6-2 5-7 9-7
Carey d. Ballin default
Cassel d. Hopkins default

3rd Round

Wagner d. Smith 6-2 6-2
Neely d. Hopkins 6-1 6-0
Raymond d. Thayer 6-1 6-8 6-0
Sullivan d. Cassebeer 8-6 6-4

Pendleton d. White 6-3 6-1
Myers d. Wright 6-3 6-1
Sheafe d. Williams 8-6 6-3
Cassel d. Carey 7-5 6-4

Quarterfinals

Wagner d. Neely 6-2 6-3
Raymond d. Sullivan 4-6 6-2 6-1
Pendleton d. Myers 6-2 6-1
Cassel d. Sheafe 4-6 6-4 6-1

Semifinals

Wagner d. Raymond 6-4 6-4
Cassel d. Pendleton 6-2 6-1

All Comers Final

Marie Wagner d. Clare Cassel 6-1 7-5

Challenge Round

Mary Browne (holder) d. Marie Wagner 6-2 1-6 6-1

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Doubles (Draw=20)

1st Round

Bessie Moore/Edythe Beard-bye
Lily Cheston/Elizabeth Henry-bye
Dorothy Disston/Eliza Fox-bye
Elizabeth Ostheimer/Ethel Smith-bye
Carrie Neely/Connie Sullivan-bye
Clare Cassel/Marie Wagner d. Gertrude Henry/Isabel Pendleton 6-8 6-3 6-3
Clara Cassebeer/Alberta Weber d. Mrs Brant/Margaret Taylor 6-1 6-2
Mary Browne/Louise Williams d. May Fleisher/Miss Hirsch 6-0 6-0

Theodora Lillie/Sarah Neilson d. Adelaide Collins/Amelia Douglas 6-3 9-7
Barbara Lewis/Helen Rogers-bye
Louise Raymond/Edna Wildey-bye
Margeretta Myers/Sarah Myers-bye
Eleanor Carey/Susanne Wright-bye
Ethel Herold/Mabel Kerbaugh-bye
Clara Chase/Sophie Norris-bye
Mrs CC Walbridge/Hannah Wright-bye

2nd Round

Beard/Moore d. Cheston/Henry 6-0 6-2
Disston/Fox d. Ostheimer/Smith 6-3 4-6 7-5
Cassel/Wagner d. Neely/Sullivan 4-6 6-3 6-3
Browne/Williams d. Cassebeer/Weber 6-3 6-2

Lillie/Neilson d. Lewis/Rogers 8-6 6-4
Raymond/Wildey d. Myers/Myers 10-8 6-3
Carey/White d. Herold/Kerbaugh 6-4 7-5
Walbridge/Wright d. Chase/Norris 6-3 2-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

Beard/Moore d. Disston/Fox 6-2 6-4
Browne/Williams d. Cassel/Wagner 6-4 6-4
Raymond/Wildey d. Lillie/Neilson 6-4 6-1
Carey/White d. Walbridge/Wright 6-2 6-0

Semifinals

Browne/Williams d. Beard/Moore 6-1 6-0
Raymond/Wildey d. Carey/White 6-1 6-1

Final

Mary Browne/Louise Williams d. Louise Raymond/Edna Wildey 8-6 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=25)

1st Round

Mary Browne/Bill Tilden-bye
Margaret Taylor/WM Humphrey-bye
Dorothy Disston/Alex Thayer-bye
Bessie Moore/Edward Dewhurst (NZ) d. Gertrude Henry/Edward Toland 7-5 6-4
Eleanor Carey/Joseph Thayer d. Isabel Pendleton/Wallace F Johnson 6-3 2-6 6-4
Connie Sullivan/Fitz Eugene Newbold d. Edna Wildey/Herbert Morris Tilden 4-6 8-6 6-3
Edythe Beard/Frank Paul d. Mollie Thayer/Jack Disston 7-5 8-6
Sarah Nielson/LC Lewis d. Adelaide Collins/AM Watts 6-0 4-6 8-6

Ethel Smth/Albert Kennedy d. Eliza Fox/Edmund Thayer 6-4 7-5
Clara Cassebeer/Charles Fraley d. Mary Coates/Frederick Kirkland 6-3 6-1
Anne Sheafe/Charles Rogers d. Alberta Weber/CB Jennings 8-6 6-3
Susanne White/Joseph Carpenter d. Sarah Myers/William Landreth 6-2 6-4
Margaretta Myers/Joseph Rowland-bye
Mrs Jordan/Walter Schwartz-bye
Louise Williams/Richard Philler-bye
Sophie Norris/Count Otto Salm (Aut)-bye

2nd Round

Browne/B Tilden d. Taylor/Humphrey 6-1 6-0
Disston/A Thayer d. Moore/Dewhurst 6-1 6-8 7-5
Carey/J Thayer d. Sullivan/Newbold 6-1 6-3
Beard/Paul d. Nielson/Lewis 6-2 6-3

Smith/Kenndey d. Cassebeer/Fraley 6-4 6-1
Sheafe/Rogers d. White/Carpenter 6-2 4-6 6-3
M Myers/Rowland d. Jordan/Schwartz 6-2 6-1
Williams/Philler d. Norris/Salm 6-1 9-7

Quarterfinals

Browne/B Tilden d. Disston/A Thayer 6-4 6-3
Beard/Paul d. Carey/J Thayer 7-5 6-4
Smith/Kennedy d. Sheafe/Rogers 3-6 6-3 6-2
M Myers/Rowland d. Williams/Philler 6-1 6-8 6-2

Semifinals

Browne/B Tilden d. Beard/Paul 6-4 6-3
M Myers/Rowland d. Smith/Kennedy 6-1 4-6 6-4

Final

Mary Browne/Bill Tilden d. Margaretta Myers/Joseph Rowland 6-1 6-4

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Draw notes

Kitty Brinton plays for Overbrook CC
Eleanor Carey is from Baltimore.
Mrs Theodore Cassebeer-nee Clara Kutroff
Ethel Herold=Mrs Robert Herold
Margaretta Myers is called Marion by the NYT.

Mrs Edward Raymond=married name of Louise Hammond.
Mrs Hoxie Harrison Smith=Ethel Sargeant Clark, Married to Mr Smith 11 May,1914.
Mrs Willard Sullivan=nee Constance "Connie" Evans
Mrs CC Walbridge=Margaret, nee Buffum
Mary M Williams played on the Cynwyd team.
Hannah P Wright is from Philadelphia.

Jack Disston=J. S. Disston Jr.
William Landreth=W. L. (William Linton) Landreth
Joseph R Rowland was the mixed RU with Miss Myers.
Walter M Schwartz

Missing first names for:

Mrs Brant
Miss Hirsch
Mrs Jordan (mixed only)
Miss ME Wilcox.

Missing male full names for:


CB Jennings
WM Humphrey
LC Lewis-from Philadelphia
AM Watts-from Philadelphia

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Sources:


The New York Times

Spaldings Lawn Tennis Annual 1915 (Thanks to Andrew Tas0
Wright and Ditson Annual 1915 (pages 57-60)

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Summary:

Mary K Browne is at the apex of women's US tennis for the third year-taking the "Triple" (singles, doubles, and mixed) just as she did in 1912 and 1913. Perhaps it should be labelled the triple-triple!

Browne dropped the middle set in the Challenge Round vs Marie Wagner. On either side of the 2nd chapter she totally dominated. Seemingly on track for an easy victory after a 6-1 lead, "the champions game went to pieces", according to the New York Times. After the rest break Browne quickly reasserted herself to sweep to victory.

The Times relates that Mary won the ladies doubles with her "sister" Mrs Robert Williams. This is almost certainly an error, as no other source even hints at a family connection. Mrs Williams was Louise Hammond by birth.
 

·
Plainclothes Division
Joined
·
6,350 Posts
1915

Dates: June 7-12
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, St Martins, Philadelphia
Surface: Grass

*Holder Mary Browne did not defend title.
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Singles (Draw=74)

Holder Mary Browne did not defend her tiltle.

1st Round

Lily Newhall-bye
Mildred Willard-bye
Laura Pope-bye
Barbara Lewis-bye
Anne Sheafe-bye
Miss L. T. Whitney-bye
Clara Cassebeer-bye
Sarah Myers-bye

Eleanor Lindley-bye
Suzanne White-bye
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)-bye
Eugenia Wainwright-bye
Edythe Beard-bye
Miriam Steever-bye
Clare Cassel-bye
Alice Fleischer-bye

Martha Guthrie-bye
Lucy Duhring-bye
Helen Alexander-bye
Mrs L. Weitzel-bye
Ida Kissell-bye
May Fleisher-bye
Gertrude Henry-bye
Gertrude Hollis-bye

Gertrude Della Torre-bye
Mollie Thayer-bye
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. Ida Huff 6-4 6-3

Edith Katzenberg d. Caroline 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. Elizabeth Meehan 6-4 11-9
Ethel Smith-bye
Abby Morrison-bye
Eliza Fox-bye

Elizabeth Ostheimer-bye
Mrs O. D. Johnson-bye
Grace LeRoy-bye
Edith Runk-bye
Alice Cunningham-bye
Margaretta Myers-bye
Dorothy Disston-bye
Katherine Force-bye

Teresa Wood-bye
Helen McLean-bye
Maud Barger-Wallach-bye
Hilah French-bye
Hazel Wightman-bye
Sarita Wood-bye
Mary Snyder-bye
Alice Kortwright-bye

Mary Williams-bye
Elizabeth Smucker-bye
Elsie Cabot-bye
Clara Chase-bye
Mabel Kerbaugh-bye
Ethel Herold-bye
Elizabeth Henry-bye
Eleanora Sears-bye

2nd Round

Newhall d. Willard 6-4 6-3
Pope d. Lewis default
Sheafe d. Whitney default
Cassebeer d. S Myers 8-6 6-2
Lindley d. White 3-6 6-2 6-4
Bjurstedt d. Wainwright 6-0 6-1
Beard d. Steever 6-1 6-4
Cassel d. A. Fleischer 6-2 6-0

Guthrie d. Duhring 6-1 6-1
Alexander d. Weitzel 6-3 3-6 6-3
Kissell d. M. Fleisher 6-1 6-0
G. Henry d. Hollis default
Della Torre d. Thayer 3-6 6-0 6-3
Vanderhoef d. 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
E Smith d. Bostwick 6-2 6-3
Fox d. Morrison 6-3 6-0
Ostheimer d. Johnson 6-1 6-1
LeRoy d. Runk 6-4 6-3
Cunningham d. M Myers 6-4 6-0
Disston d. Force default

McLean d. Wood default
Barger-Wallach d. French 6-2 6-3
Wightman d. Wood 6-2 6-2
Snyder d. Kortwright default
Williams d. Smucker 6-3 6-3
Cabot d. Chase 6-0 6-2
Kerbaugh d. Herold 8-6 6-3
Sears d. E Henry 6-0 6-1

3rd 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. G. 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. E. 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. Williams 6-2 6-1
Sears d. Kerbaugh 6-0 6-0

4th 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

Quarterfinals

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

Semifinals


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

Final

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

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Doubles (Draw=27)

1st Round

Eugenia Wainwright/Hannah Wright-bye
Emily Kennedy/Margaret Taylor-bye
Alice Cunningham/Ethel Smith-bye
Ina Kissell/Eleanor Lindley d. Clara Chase/Hilah French 6-3 6-2
Eleonora Sears/Hazel Wightman d. Agnes 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
Helen Schlichter/Phyllis Walsh d. Miss A. B. Black/Laura Pope default
Maud Barger-Wallach/Elsie Cabot d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Dorothy Briggs 6-3 4-6 7-5
Eleanor Carey/Suzanne White d. Gertrude Della Torre/Grace LeRoy 6-2 4-6 6-4
Augusta Chapman/Helen McLean-bye
Sarah Baker/Agnes Kennedy-bye

2nd Round

Wainwright/Wright d. E 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/A Kennedy 6-3 6-1

Quarterfinals

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

Semifinals

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

Final

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

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=43)

1st Round

Isabel Drexel Paul/Edward Toland-bye
Clara Cassebeer/William Landreth-bye
Anna Krumbhaar/Fitz Eugene Newbold-bye
Gertrude Henry/Allan Butler-bye
Clare Cassel/Wallace Johnson-bye
Ruth Huston/Bayard Kraft-bye
Gertrude Della Torre/Charles Fraley-bye
Marion Vanderhoef/H. F. Harrit-bye

Anne Sheafe/Bill Tilden-bye
Margaret Taylor/F. E. Disston-bye
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/Jack Disston d. Maud Barger-Wallach/Craig Biddle 8-6 2-6 8-6
Elsie Cabot/Edgar Scott d. Ida Kissel/Clarence Jennings 4-6 6-4 6-4

Augusta Chapman/Joseph Carpenter d. ????
????
Molly Thayer/Edmund Thayer d. Eleanor Lindley/Gowen Roper 7-5 6-3
Edith Runk/Brooke Edwards d. Alice Cunningham/Joseph Rowland 2-6 6-2 8-6
Mary Synder/Alex Thayer d. Helen Schlichter/R. D. Crozier 6-2 6-2
Eliza Fox/Casper Wister d. Abby Morrison/Eugene Heine 6-1 6-2
Hazel Wightman/Harry Johnson d. Eugenia Wainwright/W. M. Humphrey 6-0 6-4
Miriam Steever/Herbert Morris Tilden d. Dorothy Newbold/William J. Wright- default

Eleanor Carey/Joseph Thayer-bye
Agnes Kennedy/William Stroud-bye
Mrs W. G. Morse/W. G. Morse-bye
Miss Remington/J. N. Mountain-bye
Helen McLean/Frank Fischer (NZ)-bye
Elise Hopkins/C. Davis-bye
Eleanora Sears/Joseph Armstrong-bye
Susanne White/Rowland Evans-bye

2nd Round


Paul/Toland d. Cassebeer/Landreth 6-2 6-2
Krumbhaar/Newbold d. Henry/Butler 6-3 8-6
Cassel/Johnson d. Huston/Kraft 6-0 6-0
Della Torre/Fraley d. Vanderhoef/Harrity 6-2 6-1
Sheafe/B Tilden d. Taylor/F. Disston 6-3 6-1
Bjurstedt/Wright d. D. Disston/Dabney 6-1 6-2
Myers/Evans d. Smucker/Magill 6-1 6-2
Cabot/Scott d. Guthrie/J Disston 11-9 7-5

Chapman/Carpenter d. ???? default
M Thayer/E Thayer d. Runk/Edwards 6-3 3-6 6-4
Snyder/A Thayer d. Fox/Wister 1-6 6-2 7-5
Wightman/Johnson d. Steever/H. Tilden default
Carey/Thayer d. Kennedy/Stroud 6-3 6-4
Morse/Morse d. Remington/Mountain 6-3 7-5
McLean/Fischer d. Hopkins/Davis 6-2 6-1
Sears/Armstrong d. White/Evans 6-2 6-2

3rd 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

Chapman/Carpenter d. Thayer/E Thayer 7-5 7-5
Wightman/Johnson d. Snyder/A Thayer 6-1 6-1
Carey/JT Thayer d. Morse/Morse 6-1 6-3
McLean/Fischer d. Sears/Armstrong 6-8 6-4 6-4

Quarterfinals


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

Semifinals

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

Final

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


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Draw notes:

The Evening Ledger lists the 1st Round in singles as the Preliminary Round.

Helen D. Alexander
Mrs Charles Neville Beard=nee Edythe Parker
Elsie Cabot=Mrs T. H. Cabot
Lily Cheston listed as Miss E (Elizabeth?) Cheston.
Alice Cunnongham is from Boston and plays for Longwood CC.
Agnes Dixon=Mrs G. Dallas Dixon
Alice F Fleisher plays at Philmont CC.
May A Fleisher plays at Philmont CC.
Eliza M Fox represnts the Germantown CC.
Hilah French (and not Hilda)
Ethel Herold=Mrs Robert Herold
Edith Katzenburg=E. D. Katzenburg
Emily Kennedy is liated as Emilie Kenedy for the Evening Ledger.
Mabel Kerbaugh=Mrs Forrest Kerbaugh
Ida A Kissel
Anna Krumbhaar=Mrs Chalres Hermann Krumbhaar, nee Newbold. Dorothy Newbold is her sister.
Grace LeRoy=Mrs Robert LeRoy
Mrs B Lewis=Barbara Lewis (Per GS book)
Eleanor C. Lindley is from the West Side Tennis Club in New York City.
Mrs. Helen McLean="former national champion" Homans.
Abby P. Morrison
Dorothy Newbold=Miss D. E. Newbold.
Edith Newhall=Mrs Wm P Newhall
Edith Runk plays for Merion CC. Evelyn Runk is probably her sister.
Helen Schlichter=Mrs Isaac Schlichter
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?
Mollie Thayer=Miss M. D. Thayer
Sarita Wood=Mrs David P Wood

Jack Disston=J. S. Disston Jr.
Frank Fischer usually went by FMB (his initials) Fischer.
William Landreth= W. L. (William Linton) Landreth.


Missing full names for:

Miss A. B. Black (doubles only, defaulting as partmer of Mrs Pope)
Mrs O. D. Johnson plays for Belfield
Mrs W. G. Morse-who plays mixed with husband W. G. Morse
Mrs Robert Pope
Miss Remington (mixed only-partner of J. N. Mountain)
Mrs L. Weitzel
Miss L. T. Whitney

Missing male full names for:

R. D. Crozier
C. Davis
F. E. Disston
HF Harrit
W. M. Humphrey
J. P. Magill
E. Mosher
J. N. Mountain

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Sources:

1916 Wright and Ditson Tennis Annual. (pages 15-20)
The Grand Slam Tennis Book
The New York Times
The New York Tribune

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=djft3U1LymYC&dat=19150613&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, June 09, 1915, Final, Image 16 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress [A view of the courts. St Martins has 18 courts in all]

New-York tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, June 08, 1915, Page 15, Image 15 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress [valuable for 1R results and early defaults]

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Summary

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. At 5-4 she overcame two deuces to hold serve for the first set. Then the tide turned for good. 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..." Hazel earned a meager ten points in the final set.

Spectators gave Molla generous applause despite the fact she played under the Norse flag. According to the Pittsburgh Press, "The young amazon of the North, strong of sinew and absolutely tireless, seemed filled with the spirit of the Berserker, and simply beat down her adversart for the force of her attack."

Molla is still perfecting her English. The effect is charming. Her way of asking if she has to play two matches in one day, "Has I to play again today?" The low bounces on grass also bother her early in the event, when she declared "I do not like the turf as much as clay". Grass favors her fast pace however, and The Norse girl adjusted quickly.

Mrs Wightman caught some luck in the 4th round vs Mrs McLean, the 1906 champion as Helen Homans. McLean won the 2nd set 6-3 as Wightman was tiring fast. The ladies went off for the customary seven minute rest between sets. They didn't come back on for 20 minutes. A rested Hazel Wightman recovered from 0-2 down and 30-40 down to sweep the next 6 games.

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.
 

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Plainclothes Division
Joined
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6,350 Posts
1916

Dates: June 5-12
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martins. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw= 71, plus holder)

*Holder Bjurstedt "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

Preliminary Round


Edith Handy d. Marie Ballin 6-0 6-0
May Currie d. Charlotte Cheston 4-6 6-3 6-4
Elizabeth Ostheimer d. Edith Stern 5-7 6-1 6-3
Gertrude Ostheimer d. Sarah Shattuck default
Eleanora Sears d. Mrs Helen Pouch 6-2 6-4
Edwina Hensel d. Edith White 6-1 6-2
Mabel Kerbaugh d. Augusta Chapman default

1st Round

Evelyn Sears d. Florence Sheldon 6-2 6-3
Clara Cassebeer d. Mary Stair 9-7 6-4
Laura Pope d. Ida Huff 6-1 6-2
Sarah Neilson d. Emily Kennedy 7-5 2-6 6-2
Alice Patterson d. Teresa Wood default
Margaret Moes d. Mrs C. C. Parsons 6-2 6-3
Mary Merrick d. Elizabeth Porter 6-3 0-6 6-4
Alice Hawkins d. Gertrude Henry 3-6 7-5 6-1

Louise Raymond d. Margaret Tattersfield 6-0 6-2
Louise Adams d. Elizabeth Henry 7-9 6-2 6-3
Eugenia Wainwright d. Irene Dearnley 6-4 6-4
Miriam Steever d. Edna Wildey 6-0 6-2
Maud Barger-Wallach d. Miss Helen Pouch 6-0 6-0
Mary Wilcox d. Helen Schlichter default
Handy d. Currie 6-2 6-2
E Ostheimer d G Ostheimer 6-0 6-2

El. Sears d. Hensel 6-3 6-4
Ina Kissel d. Kerbough 3-6 6-4 6-2
Elsie Cabot d. Elizabeth Meehan 6-0 6-2
Ethel Herold d. Mrs J. H. Chapman 6-2 6-2
Phyllis Walsh d. Florence Ballin 6-4 7-5
Eleanor Freeley d. Jane Rawson default
Clara Chase d. Gertrude Hollis 6-3 7-5
Kitty Brinton d. Aureola Smoker 6-3 6-3

Susanne White d. Miss H. W. Williams 7-5 6-4
Alice Drake d. Katherine Force 6-1 6-1
Flora Harvey d. Matilde Richardson 6-2 6-2
Hannah Wright d. Edith Newhall default
Mrs. John R Hall d. Adele Bull 6-3 6-4
Dorothy Disston d. Grace Leroy 6-1 6-4
May Snyder d. Elsa Reath default
Margaretta Taylor d Mollie Thayer 6-0 2-6 7-5

2nd Round

Ev. Sears d. Cassebeer 6-0 6-1
Pope d. Neilson 6-2 9-11 6-3
Patterson d. Moes 6-1 6-3
Merrick d. Hawkins 6-4 8-6
Raymond d. Adams 6-2 6-1
Steever d. Wainwright 6-3 6-0
Barger-Wallach d. Wilcox 6-0 6-1
Handy d. E. Ostheimer 6-4 6-0

El. Sears d. Kissel 6-4 6-1
Cabot d. Herold 6-2 6-0
Walsh d. Freeley default
Chase d. Brinton default
White d. Drake 6-3 6-2
Harvey d. Wright 6-0 6-0
Hall d. Disston 4-6 6-4 7-5
Taylor d. Snyder default

3rd Round

Ev. Sears d. Pope default
Patterson d. Merrick 0-6 7-5 6-3
Raymond d. Steever 6-3 6-4
Barger-Wallach d. Handy 6-3 6-3

El. Sears d. Cabot 6-2 6-4
Walsh d. Chase 6-2 6-0
White d. Harvey 6-4 4-6 6-1
Hall d. Taylor 8-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

Ev. Sears d. Patterson 6-3 6-2
Raymond d. Barger-Wallach 6-1 6-3
El. Sears d. Walsh 6-3 6-3
White d. Hall 4-6 8-6 7-5

Semifinals

Raymond d. Ev. Sears 6-2 6-1
El.Sears d. White 6-2 6-3

Final

Louise Raymond d. Eleanora Sears 6-3 6-4

Challenge Round

Molla Bjurstedt (holder) d. Louise Raymond 6-0 6-1

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Doubles (Draw=25)

1st Round

Edith Newhall/Elizabeth Ostheimer-bye
Clara Chase/Margaret Moes-bye
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Eleonora Sears d. Helen Schlichter/Phyllis Walsh 6-2 6-3
Katherine Force/Elizabeth Porter d. Mrs John R Hall/Eugenia Wainwright 6-3 6-3
Dorothy Disston/Susanne White d. Louise Adams/Adele Bull 2-6 6-3 6-1
Mollie Thayer/Margaretta Myers d. Clara Cassebeer/Miriam Steever 2-6 6-0 6-4
Ida Kissel/Teresa Wood d. Edwina Hensel/Sarah Neilson 6-1 6-2
Flora Harvey/Margaret Walbridge-bye

Louise Raymond/Edna Wildey d. May Currie/Edith White 6-1 6-0
Augusta Chapman/Marion Chapman-bye
Matilde Smith/Margaretta Taylor d. Helene Martin/Helena Robinson 6-0 6-0
Emily Kennedy/Elsa Reath d. Alice Blake/Hilda Williams 6-3 6-2
Mary Stair/Mildred Willard d. Emma Betz/Sophie Norris 6-2 6-2
Elsie Cabot/Evelyn Sears-bye
Edith Handy/Mrs Helen Pouch-bye
Elizabeth Henry/Gertrude Henry-bye

2nd Round

Newhall/E. Ostheimer d. Chase/Moes 6-3 6-2
Bjurstedt/El. Sears d. Force/Porter default
Disston/White d. Thayer/M. Myers 6-2 9-7
Kissel/Wood d. Harvey/Walbridge 6-3 8-6

Raymond/Wildey d. Chapman/Chapman 6-4 6-3
Smith/Taylor d. Kennedy/Reath 6-1 7-9 6-2
Cabot/Ev. Sears d. Stair/Willard 6-0 6-4
Handy/Pouch d. Henry/Henry 6-2 7-5

Quarterfinals

Bjurstedt/El. Sears d. Newhall/E.Ostheimer 6-3 6-2
Disston/White d. Kissel/Wood 3-6 6-3 6-4
Raymond/Wildey d. Smith/Taylor 7-5 6-2
Handy/Pouch d. Cabot/Ev. Sears 6-3 6-4

Semifinals

Bjurstedt/El. Sears d. Disston/White 6-3 6-4
Raymond/Wildey d. Handy/Pouch 6-4 6-1

Final

Molla Bjurstedt/Eleonora Sears d. Louise Raymond/Edna Wildey 4-6 6-2 10-8

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=30)

1st Round

Sarah Neilson/Edward Edwards-bye
Edith Handy/Percy Osborne d. Mildred Willard/Randolph Faries 6-2 6-0
Florence Ballin/Bill Tilden d. Maud Barger-Wallach/Craig Biddle 7-9 6-4 6-2
Marion Crawley/Ewing Taylor d. Elizabeth Fort/Herbert Raffeto 7-5 6-2
Teresa Wood/Wallace Johnson d. Margaret Taylor/Joseph Rowland 6-4 6-0
Flora Harvey/Joseph Carpenter d. Miss A von Bernuth/Henry Endicott 6-2 6-2
Sarah Myers/Allan Evans d. Mollie Thayer/Joseph Thayer 4-6 6-4 6-4
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Charles Bull d. Violet Gratz/Oliver Baird 6-0 6-1

Dorothy Disston/Alex Thayer d. May Currie/John A. Brown 6-3 6-3
Elsa Reath/Albert Kennedy d. Charlotte Cheston/Deveraux Josephs 6-2 6-1
Florence Sheldon/Frank Hague d. Eugenia Wainwright/Paul Gibbons 9-7 1-6 7-5
Carrie Tallmann/Charles Plass d. Matilda Richardson/C. M. Taylor 6-2 6-2
Ina Kissel/Joseph J Armstrong d. Mrs Helen Pouch/Billy Pouch 6-1 6-0
Katherine Force/Henry Van Dyke Johns d. Mary Williams/Clarence Jennings 6-3 6-4
Suzanne White/Rowland Davis d. Eliza Fox/Casper Wister 6-3 7-5
Eleanora Sears/Willis Davis-bye

2nd Round

Handy/Osborne d. Neilson/Edwards 6-1 6-4
F Ballin/Tilden d. Crawley/Taylor 6-1 6-1
Wood/Johnson d. Harvey/Carpenter 6-1 6-3
Bjurstedt/Bull d. S Myers/A Evans 6-3 6-1

Disston/A. Thayer d. Reath/Kennedy 6-2 6-4
Sheldon/Hague d. Tallmann/Plass 6-2 6-4
Kissel/Armstrong d. Force/Johns 6-4 6-0
El Sears/Davis d. S. White/R. Evans 6-3 6-4

Quarterfinals

F Ballin/Tilden d. Handy/Osborne7-5 6-8 6-2
Bjurstedt/Bull d. Wood/Johnson 6-1 6-4
Sheldon/Hague d. Disston/A. Thayer 7-5 6-4
El Sears/Davis d. Kissel/Armstrong 3-6 9-7 6-3

Semifinals

F Ballin/Tilden d. Bjurstedt/Bull 6-2 6-4
El Sears/Davis d. Sheldon/Hauge default

Final

Eleanora Sears/Willis E. Davis d. Florence Ballin/Bill Tilden 6-4 7-5

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Draw notes:

The New York Tribune (source for the first day) lists the Preliminary Round as the first round.

Miss Helen Pouch and Mrs Helen Pouch are daughter and mother.

The quarterfinals of the mixed=the third round.

Missing full names for

Mrs J. H. Chapman plays for the Philadelphia Cricket Club.
Mrs. John R Hall is from New York and plays for the West Side Tennis Club.
Mrs C. C. Parsons is from New York and plays for the West Side Tennis Club.
Miss A von Bernuth
Miss M. E. Wilcox plays for Merion Cricket Club. Could she=Mary Wilcox?
Miss H. W. Williams

Mr C. M. Taylor propably Charles M Taylor)

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Louise Adams=Mrs CW Adams of Huntington Valley CC
Florence and Marie Henrietta Ballin were sisters. Both attended Bryn Mawr.
Emma Betz=Mrs John F Betz 3rd.
Mrs J. H. Chapman plays for the Philadelphia CC
Charlotte Cheston plays for the Philadrlphia CC
May E Currie (or Curry) played for the West Side TC, New York. Also listed as C Currie.
Irene E Dearnley plays for Plymouth CC
Alice C Drake is from St Paul, Minnesota
Katherine E Force
Eleanor H Freedley plays for Plymouth CC
Mrs John R Hall is from New York
Flora Harvey=Mrs Gilbert Harvey
Pouch=Helena Hellwig. Listed in papers of era as Mrs W. H. Pouch. Her daughter was Miss Helen Pouch.
Edwina C Hensel is from Merion.
Ethel Herold listed as Mrs Robert Herold
Raymond=Louise Hammond. Listed in papers of era as Mrs Edward Raymond
Elizabeth N Meehan plays for Germantown CC
Mary R Merrick is from Philadelphia (note some sources use "Herrick")
Margaret Moes is from Chevy Chase, Maryland
Alice M Patterson plays for the Philadelphia CC
Laura Pope=Mrs Robert A. Pope
Elizabeth Porter is from Washington DC
Elsa Reath plays for Merion CC
Mathilde Richardson is from Belmar
Jane Rowson is from Patterson
Mrs Isaac Schluichter=Helen, nee Ehret.
Sarah Shattuck played for Longwood CC
Matilde Smith=Mrs Erskine Smith, who plays for the Philadelphia Cricket Club
Aureola Smoker=Mrs A. D. Smoker.
May B Snyder is from Pittsburgh
Mary K Stair plays for York CC
Edith Stern=Mrs David S Stern of New York. She=nee Edith Katzenberg of Philadelphia.
Margaret Tattersfield plays for Germantown CC
Margaret Walbridge, nee Buffum=Mrs Charles A Walbridge, who represented the Philadelphia Cricket Club.
Edith H White and May E Curry are from the West Side Club and staying as guests of Hannah C Parks.
Suzanne White is from Baltimore.
Mary Wilcox=Miss M. E. Wilcox
Teresa Wood listed by papers of the era as Mrs Rawson Wood

Oliver Baird=Mr O. H. Baird. His full name was Oliver Hopkinson Baird.
Henry Endicott=Mr H. B. Endicott. His full name was Henry Bradford.
Frank Hague=Mr F. B. Hague
Albert Kennedy=Mr A. E. Kennedy
Charles Plass=Mr C. W. Plass. His full name was Charles Webster.

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Sources:

The New York Tribune
Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger
The Grand Slam Book of Tennis (p 928 for Mixed results)
Thanks to The Computer for some results.

The sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, June 06, 1916, Page 8, Image 8 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

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Summary:

Norsewoman Molla Bjurstedt set a record (for the time) of winning a final in less than 30 minutes. Though the field was quite large, Mrs. May Sutton Bundy and Mary Browne were "particularly missed", as no challenger for Molla could be found. The Philadelphia Public Ledger describes her famous forehand shots as "wallops", also writing that "Miss Bjurstedt's driving constantly brought forth applause from the gallery."

Raymond's "stage fright" made the final a nightmare. Never once did it appear she would offer up a challenge. Mercifully it was over in 26 minutes. This is the shortest and most lopsided US ladies final in history aside from the 1964 final. Louise got to deuce only 3 times and won 24 points in all. Mrs Raymond won her few points at net, but never really pursued a change in tactics to get there more often.

An exciting doubles final gave Mrs Raymond a chance for revenge. Molla and Louise were given a 30 minute rest after the singles final. In a corker of a match Edna Wildey performed brilliantly. Louise Raymond again failed to ply up to her usual standards, giving Bjurstedt and Eleanora Sears enough room to get by 10-8 in the 3rd. Miss Sears also won the mixed with Californian star Willis Davis.

A drizzle kept spectators in the semis down to "a few dozen."

Throughout the week Bill Tilden wrote articles on the event for The Evening Ledger.

SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 35 National Women's Championships By Miss Florence Ballin. Rain, a steady drizzHnsr rain, and the wonderful playing of Miss Molla Bjur- stedt in tlie chnllense round, were the outstanding features of the thirtieth women's national championships, held on the grass courts of the Philadelphia Cricket Club at i<t. Martins, near Philadelphia, the week of June 5. There was a certain lack of excitement to the matches of the tournament proper, due to the absence of a number of the leading players. None of the Californians came East, and neither Mrs. fJeorge Wightman, Mrs. Marshall McLean nor Miss Marie Wagner were entered. Mrs. Edward Raymond, as was expected, came through the winner of the tournament, but although she had played Miss Bjurstedt a close three-set match early in the season, in the challenge round in this instance she found her opponent at her very best, well-nigh invincible, and went down to defeat in about the shortest time in wtiich a match has ever been recorded — twenty-two minutes. The first two days of the tournament were marked by fair weather and every- thing went smoothly, with no notable upsets. Then the rain started, and kept up more or less steadily until Saturday afternoon. Matches were played in a drizzling rain, on slippery courts : but Mr. Jennings, by good management and with the co-operation of the players, kept up fairly well with his schedule. The fifth round, on Friday, saw all of the favorites still playing. Miss Susanne White defeated Mrs. Hall in a closely contested three-set match ; but Mrs. Barger-Wallach, handicapped by the heavy courts, was unable to cope with the clever placing of Mrs. Raymond, and lost, 6/1,6/3. Again, In the semi- finals, Mrs. Raymond rose superior to adverse conditions and, playing at her best, outgeneraled Miss Evelyn Sears to the score, 6/1,6/2. Miss Eleonora Sears likewise advanced to the final round with comparatively little trouble, the wet grass onlv serving to make her chops more deadly. In the semi-final round she defeated Miss White. 6/2.6/3. Saturday afternoon, however, found the ground comparatively dry after the morning's wind, and although Miss Sears put all she had on the ball, she was unable to upset Mrs. Raymond's calm, driving game. The latter played a heady game, as always, coming to the net occasionally for points, but relying in the main on her ability to coax Miss Sears out of position and take advantage of the resulting openings. In the challenge round, however, played on Monday afternoon under a sunny sky, it was Miss Bjurstedt who made the openings, one after another, and sent her ball smashing through. So swift was the pace she set. so few her errors, that the match was over before Mrs. Raymond had had a chance to show the sterling tennis of which she is capable. As she played in that match. Miss Bjurstedt seemed absolutely unbeatable. As she herself said afterwards, "every- thing was working," and she saw to it that it worked to the best advantage. Her service was well placed and swifter than usual : her backhand, as well as her forehand, seemed to be under perfect .control and her court covering was, as always, remarkable. It seemed impossible to force her out of position, although this was partly due to the fact that she kept Mrs. Raymond almost entirely on the defensive by the speed of her own attack. As in the singles, the doubles did not bring out any remarkable playing until the final match, which was played immediately after the challenge round of the singles. In the third round Jliss Disston and Miss White won a hard fought match from Miss Kissel and Mrs. Wood, but found themselves unable to cope with Miss Bjurstedt and Miss Eleonora Sears in the semi-flnals. due in some small part to their lack of confidence. In the final match, Mrs. Raymond came back from a brief rest after her singles match, determined to make a good showing, and with the aid of Miss Edna Wildey. nearly succeeded in winning the doubles title. A better women's doubles match has seldom been seen. With the exception of the second set, when Mrs. Raymond and her partner slumped badly, the games were all keenly contested. " The sounder game indeed was played by the eventual losers, who many times in the third set had victory almost in their grasp, only to lose it in "the end. Their headwork was excel- lent, their use of both drives and lobs very judicious. However, after falling behind In the third set. Miss Biurstedt and Miss Sears settled down in grim earnest and. directing most of their plays at Miss Wildey. whose net play up to this point had been excellent, finally forced her to weaken just enough to give them the needed points for victory.

The mixed doubles was also won by Miss Eleonora Sears, partnered this time with Willis Davis, but only after a number of interesting matches had been played. Miss Ballin and W. T. Tilden. 2nd, after a close battle with Mrs. Wal- lach and Craij? Biddle, surprised everyone by defeating Miss Bjurstedt and Charles M. Bull in the semi-final round, 6/2,6/4. Miss Sheldon and Frank Hague played a very good game in the third round, defeating Miss Disston and Thayer, but were unfortunately obliged to default the semi-final round on Mon- day morning. In the third round, too. Miss Sears and Davis had a hard struggle before they could defeat Miss Kissel and Joe Armstrong. Davis, who had been playing erratically the first set, suddenly came into his own in the middle of the second set, and playing all over the court, gave a very good exhibition of tennis, although it could hardly bo called "mixed doubles." This set he won only after the games had gone to deuce several times. In the third, Armstrong weakened before his onslaught and lost the set, 6/3. In the final round, played late Monday afternoon after the women's doubles, Davis was again at the top of his game. But he had acquired wisdom over Sunday and allowed his partner to handle her own shots, which she did most capably, a method which worked so well that they defeated Miss Ballin and Tilden In an interesting exhibition by the score 6/4,7/5. So ended the thirtieth women's championship meet, which, thanks to the capable management of the committee headed by Mr. Jennings, and despite the very unfavorable weather conditions, was a most enjoyable tournament.
 

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1917 UNITED STATES NATIONAL PATRIOTIC TOURNAMENT

Dates: June 18-23
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, St Martin's, Chesnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=46)

1st Round

Marion Vanderhoef-bye
Rebecca Thomson-bye
Margaret Moes-bye
Mrs. John Bailey-bye
Suzanne White-bye
Mary Porcher-bye
Caroline Valentine-bye
Carrie Neely-bye

Caro Dahl (Nor)-bye
Mrs. Lewis Bailey d. Elizabeth Thompson 8-6 6-4
Helen Bernhard d. Miss U. N. Berg 7-5 9-7
Anne Townsend d. Patricia Hitchings default
Eleanora Sears d. Florence Ballin default
Molly Thayer d. Alice Fleisher 6-3 6-1
Dorothy Disston d. Margaretta Myers 1-6 11-9 6-2
Elizabeth Strubing d. Aureola Smoker 2-6 6-2 6-4

Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Elizabeth Ostheimer 6-2 6-0
Grace LeRoy d. Marian Toulmin 2-6 6-3 6-3
Marion Zinderstein d. Sophie Norris 6-1 6-1
Mildred Williard d. Eleanora Bispham 6-1 6-0
Sarah Nielson d. Edith Stern 6-0 6-3
Jacquelin Green d. Ansie Naylor 6-1 6-3
Phyllis Walsh d. Mary Law default
Leslie Bancroft-bye

Flora Harvey-bye
Gertrude Ostheimer-bye
Helene Pollak-bye
Ida Huff-bye
Teresa Wood-bye
Edith White-bye
Mrs. James Nathan-bye
Gertrude Henry-bye

2nd Round

Vanderhoef d. Thomson 6-0 6-2
Moes d. J. Bailey 6-3 8-10 6-3
S. White d. Porcher 6-3 6-1
Valentine d. Neely default
Dahl d. Bailey 6-0 6-0
Bernhard d. Townsend 7-5 6-3
Sears d. Thayer 8-6 8-6
Disston d. Strubing 6-4 6-2

Bjurstedt d. LeRoy 6-2 6-2
Zinderstein d. Williard 6-0 6-0
Nielson d. J. Green 6-4 7-5
Walsh d. Bancroft 6-1 6-2
Harvey d. G. Ostheimer 6-0 6-1
Pollak d. Huff 6-0 6-3
Wood d. E. White default
Nathan d. Henry 6-4 6-4

3rd Round

Vanderhoef d. Moes 6-1 6-3
S. White d. Valentine 6-2 6-1
Dahl d. Bernhard 6-4 6-3
Sears d. Disston 6-4 6-3

Bjurstedt d. Zinderstein 6-4 7-5
Walsh d. Nielson default
Harvey d. Pollak 6-2 6-3
Wood d. Nathan 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

Vanderhoef d. S. White 3-6 6-2 6-2
Sears d. Dahl 6-2 6-4
Bjurstedt d. Walsh 6-4 6-1
Harvey d. Wood 1-6 6-4 7-5

Semifinals

Vanderhoef d. El. Sears 8-6 6-3
Bjurstedt d. Harvey 4-6 6-0 6-0

Final

Molla Bjurstedt d. Marion Vanderhoef 4-6 6-0 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=22)

1st Round

Dorothy Newbold/Molly Thayer-bye
Mrs. John Bailey/Gertrude Henry-bye
Elizabeth Thompson/Mildred Williard-bye
Flora Harvey/"and partner"-bye
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Eleanora Sears-bye
Dorothy Disston/Suzanne White d. Mabel Kerbaugh/Marian Toulman 6-1 6-3
Leslie Bancroft/Marion Zinderstein d. Eleanor Bispham/Sophie Norris 6-1 6-1
Rebecca Thomson/Anne Townsend d. Edna Kruase/Alice Fleisher 6-3 8-6

Grace LeRoy/Phyllis Walsh d. Teresa Wood/Marion Vanderhoef 2-6 6-3 6-1
Helen Bernhard/Helene Pollak d. Ansie Naylor/Mary Newbold 6-2 6-2
Sarah Neilson/Hildegarde Taylor d. Margaret Moes/Caroline Valentine 6-2 6-1
Mrs. H. F. Abbott/Mrs. M. V. Bleg bye
Jacquelin Green/Kate Green-bye
Mrs. James Nathan/Edith Stern-bye
Gertrude Hollis/Marjorie Taylor-bye
Katherine Barnes/Cynthia Burden-bye

2nd Round

Newbold/Thayer d. Bailey/Henry 6-3 6-4
Thompson/Williard d. Harvey/"and partner" default
Bjurstedt/Sears d. Disston/S. White 8-6 9-7
Bancroft/Zinderstein d. Thomson/Townsend 6-2 6-1

LeRoy/Walsh d. Bernhard/Pollak 9-7 6-4
Neilson/H. Taylor d. Abbott/Bleg 6-3 6-3
Green/Green d. Nathan/Stern 7-5 6-2
Hollis/M. Taylor d. Barnes/Burren default

Quarterfinals

Bjursedt/El.Sears d. Bancroft/Zinderstein 6-2 6-2
Newbold/Thayer d. Thompson/Williard ?????
LeRoy/Walsh d. Neilson/H. Taylor 6-2 4-6 6-4
Green/JGreen d. Hollis/M. Taylor 4-6 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

Bjurstedt/Sears d. Newbold/Thayer 6-4 7-5
LeRoy/Walsh d. Green/Green 6-2 6-2

Final

Molla Bjurstedt/Eleonora Sears d. Grace LeRoy/Phyllis Walsh 6-2 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=20 )

1st Round

Mabel Kerbaugh/Albert Battey-bye
Mrs Roland Evans Jr./Roland Evans Jr.-bye
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Irving Wright-bye
Virginia Carpenter/Joseph Carpenter-bye
Mrs B. Edmunds/B. Edmunds-bye
Mary Thayer/Joseph Thayer-bye
Hildegarde Taylor/Clarence Jennings d. Isabelle Wadsworth/C. F. de Long 6-0 6-1
Dorothy Newbold/W. B. Dixon Jr d. Mary Law/William Kingsley 7-5 6-0

Florence Ballin/Bill Tilden d. Dorothy Disston/Alex Thayer 7-5 4-6 6-3
Flora Harvey/Edward Cassard d. Sarah Neilson/Henry Endicott 6-2 6-1
Susanne White/Fitz Eugene Dixon-bye
Carrie Neely/Paul Gibbons-bye
Eleanora Sears/Rodney Beck-bye
Helen Bernhard/Ellis Gimbel
Ethel Herold/Percy Osborne-bye
Elizabeth Struhbing/Frank Phelps-bye

2nd Round

Kerbaugh/Battey d. Evans/Evans 7-5 4-6 6-4
Bjurstedt/Wright d. Carpenter/Carpenter 6-0 6-3
Thayer/Thayer d. Edmunds/Edmunds default
H. Taylor/Jennings d. Newbold/W. Dixon 6-3 3-6 11-9

Ballin/Tilden d. Harvey/Cassard 6-3 6-3
S. White/F. Dixon d. Neeley/Gibbons default
Sears/Beck d. Bernhard/Gimbel 6-2 6-4
Herold/Osborne d. Strubhing/Phelps 6-2 5-7 6-1

Quarterfinals

Bjurstedt/Wright d. Kerbaugh/Battey 6-0 6-2
Thayer/Thayer d. H. Taylor/Jennings 6-1 6-4
Ballin/Tilden d. S. White/F. Dixon 10-8 9-7
Sears/Beck d. Herold/Osborne 10-8 5-7 6-1

Semifinals

Bjurstedt/Wright d. Thayer/Thayer 6-2 6-4
Ballin/Tilden d. Sears/Beck 6-1 6-2

Final

Molla Bjurstedt/Irving Wright d. Florence Ballin/Bill Tilden 10-12 6-1 6-2

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Draw Notes:

* Not in exact draw order, although it is known Molla Bjustsedt was in the lower half of the draw.

Katherine Barney=Mrs. Cortlandt D. Barnes of New York City.
Cynthia Burden= Mrs Arthur Scott Burden (But=Mrs Arthur H. L. Burden per the NYT)
Caro Dahl=Mrs Knud Dahl
Jacquelin Green also listed as Jacqueline by many papers. Doubles partner Mrs Kane Green a probable relative.
Kate Green=Mrs Kane Green
Flora Harvey=Mrs Gilbert Harvey
Ethel Herold=Mr Robert Herold
Patricia Hitchins=Mrs Charles V Hitchins
Ida Huff=Mrs M. B. Huff
Mabel Kerbaugh=Mrs M. F. Kerbaugh
Grace LeRoy=Mrs Robert LeRoy
Hildegarde Taylor=Mrs J. Saunders Taylor
Mixed doubles semifinalists Mary "Molly" and Joseph Thayer are sister and brother pairing.
Marian Priestley Toulmin was the daughter of Bertha Toulmin, former US champ.
Edith Stern=Mrs David Stern
Teresa Wood=Mrs. Rawson Wood

Albert Batty=A. J. Batty
Edward Cassard=E. C. Cassard
Frank Phelps=H. F. Phelps

Need full names for:


Mrs. W. Herbert Abbott of Boston. Husband also a tennis plaer.
Mrs. John Bailey
Mrs Lewis Bailey
Miss U. N. Berg
Mrs. M. V. Bleg
Mrs B. Edmunds
Mrs Rowland Evans
Mrs James Nathan

Male players missing full names:

B. Edmunds
Roland Evans Jr.
C. F. Delong is from Philadelphia
W. B. Dixon Jr


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Sources:

New York Times
New York Tribune
Philadelphia Evening Record


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Summary:

A "Patriotic" event was held as the US had recently entered World War One-known at the time as "The Great War". As this wasn't officially a USTA national title the 1915 and 1916 defender Molla Bjurstedt "played through" rather than wait until the final by choice. The New York Times declared the event "for all purposes the National title". 1917 was unusual as there were two foreign entries. Molla and Dahl were both from Norway. Mary Browne beat Molla several times in 1917 in a series of exhibition matches later in the year, but unfortunately did not enter Philadelphia.

In the first match Molla Bjurstedt rolls over her opponent, often winning points on swing volleys that earn points and rounds of applause from onlookers.

Mrs Harvey made a spirited final set comeback in the quarters to overcome Mrs Rawson Woods. Woods looked slower in dropping the middle set, but the 10 minute rest after the 2nd set refrshed her, and she shot out to a 4-0 lead a "smothering the net" in the words of the New York Tribune. Harvey rallied by attacking as Wood tired. With relentless determination Harvey hit hard shots to keep Wood running, concentrating fire on a relatively weaker backhand. Mrs Wood managed to capture one last game with clever volleys to get to 5 all before she totally ran out of steam. Afterwards Teresa Wood was barely able to stand, and needed help to walk to the clubhouse. Harvey was perhaps not much better off herself, competing with her left ankle wrapped in bandages.

Molla ran into trouble for a set in the semis-for set. After capturing a 6-4 set Mrs Handy gathered only 5 more points in set two and 11 in set three, helpless as Molla's forrhand kicked into high gear.

In the final Molla was noticeably less aggressive and effective than in previous years. The Times noted, "That famous forehand drive, her greatest asset when she first entered tournament play here, did not hold the terrors for Miss Vanderhoef that would have been imagined." Playing in a straw boater and black stockings, Vanderhoef used her "chop stroke variety with its awkward and elusive bound from the ground." For the first set this had the Norse Norwegian champion scrambling to cover the court. Neither player came to the net at all, and points went on for long stretches. Marion teased 29 errors out of Molla as the first set went to the underdog by a score of 6-4.

Could Molla actually lose? The whispers of doubt running around the capacity crowd of 3,000 were soon silenced. The Norsewoman with the fearsome forehand picked up her pace with angled crosscourt shots just at the moment Miss Vanderhoef flagged. There was a hot sun beating down on both competitors, but the challenger was now not recovering and moving as well when drawn off court. She stopped running for several balls now. The middle set went by quickly 6-0. Vanderhoef got a second wind in the 3rd set, but it was too late. There was some resistance with Molla ahead 5-2-the last game going her way 7 points to 5 to win the US title for the 3rd year in a row.

Molla played better than usual in the Mixed final. Doubles is not her forte as it involves a lot of net play, but she held up her side against the onslaught from Bill Tilden whose slashing hard drives were not enough to prop up his partner Florence Ballin. At least half a dozen times Molla sent the crowd into waves of applause as she pssed Tilden at the net with bullets. After taking a long and exciting 12-10 set they dropped the next two 6-1 6-2.

Having won a "triple", officials presented Molla with American Beauty Roses rather than trophies. She smiled and gave them out to young girls in the crowd.
 

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1918

Dates: June 17 to June 22
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw= 37)

First Round

Mrs. John E. Bailey-bye
Gladys Paine-bye
Dorothy Walker-bye
Myriam Rudderow-bye
Helene Pollak-bye
May Moes-bye
Mary Thayer-bye
Mrs. Alexander Chisholm-bye

Louise Candee-bye
Mrs. H. S. Calcolt-bye
Clare Cassel-bye
Anna Rogge (Nor)-bye
Eleanora Sears-bye
Rebecca Thomson d. Margaret Dixon 6-3 6-1
Marion Zinderstein d. Mildred Willard 7-5 6-4
Mabel Kerbaugh d. Mrs Cornell Deeble 6-2 6-2

Ethel Herold d. Suzanne Silvercruis default
Katherine Porter d. Aureola Smoker 7-5 6-0
Helen Ledoux-bye
Anne Townsend-bye
Mrs. J. F. Betz-bye
Ida Huff-bye
Barbara Hooker-bye
Ansie Naylor-bye

Emily Weaver-bye
Deborah Seal-bye
Mrs R.B. Payne-bye
Gertrude Ostheimer-bye
Elizabeth Ostheimer-bye
Carolyn Otis-bye
Teresa Wood-bye
Eleanor Goss-bye

2nd Round

Bailey d. Paine 6-0 6-3
Walker d. Rudderow 6-1 6-2
Pollak d. Moes 6-1 6-1
Thayer d. Chisholm 6-0 6-2
Candee d. Calcolt 6-0 6-1
Cassel d. Rogge 6-4 9-7
Sears d. Thomson 6-0 6-1
Zinderstein d. Kerbaugh 6-0 6-1

Herold d. Porter 7-5 6-0
Ledoux d. Townsend 7-9 6-4 6-1
Betz d. Huff 1-6 6-3 6-4
B. Hooker d. Naylor 6-2 6-3
Weaver d. Seal 6-2 6-2
Payne d. G. Ostheimer 6-3 6-4
E. Ostheimer d. Otis 6-3 3-6 6-4
Goss d. Wood 6-2 6-4

3rd Round

Walker d. Bailey 7-5 6-0
Pollak d. Thayer 7-5 6-1
Cassel d. Candee 7-5 6-3
Sears d. Zinderstein 6-8 6-2 6-4

Ledoux d. Herold 7-5 7-5
B. Hooker d. Betz 8-6 10-8
Weaver d. Payne 4-6 11-9 6-2
Goss d. E. Ostheimer 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals

Pollak d. Walker 6-1 6-0
Cassel d. Sears 6-2 6-1
Goss d. Weaver 6-2 6-4
Ledoux d. B. Hooker 6-4 6-1

Semifinals


Goss d. Ledoux 6-3 6-4
Pollak d. Cassel 6-3 6-0

All Comer's Final

Eleanor Goss d. Helene Pollak 6-2 7-5

Challenge Round

Molla Bjurstedt (holder) d. Eleanor Goss 6-4 6-3

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Doubles (Draw=24)

First Round

Gertrude Hold/Marjorie Taylor-bye
Mary Heaton/Adelaide Hooker-bye
Louise Dixon/Dorothy Walker-bye
Mrs John E. Bailey/Mrs J.F. Betz-bye
Emily Weaver/Teresa Wood d. Ansie Naylor/Mary Newbold 6-1 6-0
Mrs W.S. Calcott/Mrs R.B. Payne d. Mabel Reid/Fifi Weidener 6-0 6-2
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Ann Rogge (Nor) d. Carolyn Otis/Helen Ledoux 6-1 6-0
Barbara Hooker/Helen Hooker d. Mrs Alexander Chisholm/Mrs Cornell Deeble default

Eleanor Goss/Marion Zinderstein d. Gertrude Condway/Katherine Porter 6-4 6-0
Deborah Seal/Mildred Willard d. Mary Newbold/Mary Thayer 9-7 7-5
Eleonora Sears/Hazel Wightman d. Clare Cassel/Helene Pollak 6-1 8-6
Margaret Dixon/Eugenia Wainwright d. Virginia Carpenter/Mary Geary 6-3 6-0
Florence Ballin/Louise Candee-bye
Margaretta Sharpless/Elizabeth Strubing-bye
Ethel Herold/Mabel Kerbaugh-bye
Rebecca Thomson/Anne Townsend-bye

2nd Round

Hold/Taylor d. Heaton/A. Hooker 6-8 6-3 6-1
L. Dixon/Walker d. Bailey/Betz 8-6 6-2
Weaver/Wood d. Calcott/Paine 6-1 6-2
Bjurstedt/Rogge d. B. Hooker/H. Hooker 6-1 6-2

Goss/Zinderstein d. Seal/Willard 6-4 6-0
Sears/Wightman d. M. Dixon/Wainwright 6-1 6-0
Ballin/Candee d. Sharpless/Strubing 6-2 6-3
Herald/Kerbaugh d. Thomson/Townsend 5-7 6-4 7-5

Quarterfinals

L Dixon/Walker d. Hold/Taylor 6-3 11-9
Bjurstedt/Rogge d. Weaver/Wood 6-0 6-2
Goss/Zinderstein d. Sears/Wightman 4-6 6-3 6-3
Ballin/Candee d. Herold/Kerbaugh 5-7 7-56-1

Semifinals

Bjurstedt/Rogge d. L Dixon/Walker 6-1 6-3
Goss/Zinderstein d. Ballin/Candee 6-1 6-4

Final

Eleanor Goss/Marion Zinderstein d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Anna Rogge (Nor) 7-5 8-6

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=14)

1st Round

Hazel Wightman/Irving Wright d. Ansie Naylor/Henry Endicott 6-0 6-1
Emily Weaver/Lieutanant W.J. Whelan d. Mabel Kerbaugh/Albert Batty 6-1 6-2
Rebecca Thomson/W.J. Thompson d. Barbara Hooker/E. H. Hooker 8-10 6-3 6-3
Virginia Carpenter/Joseph R. Carpenter-bye

Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Fred Alexander d. Eleanora Sears/Percy Osborne 6-1 6-1
Helen Hooker/A.E. Van Pelt d. Deborah Seal/Arthur Hawes 3-6 6-3 6-2
Marion Zinderstein/Herbert Abbott d. Mrs J.A. Brown/A.D. Pratt 6-0 6-1
Clare Cassel/Elliott Binzen-bye

Quarterfinals

Wightman/Wright d. Weaver/Wheelan 6-1 6-1
Thompson/Thompson d. Carpenter/Carpenter 6-2 1-6 7-5
Bjurstedt/Alexander d. Hooker/Van Pelt 6-1 6-1
Cassel/Binzen d. Zinderstein/Abbott 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Wightman/Wright d. Thompson/Thompson 6-2 6-1
Bjurstedt/Alexander d. Cassel/Binzen 6-1 6-4

Final

Hazel Wightman/Irving Wright d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Fred Alexander 6-2 6-4

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Summary

The early days were devoted to winnowing down the field to see who would challenge Molla Bjurstedt. The Norse Queen of American tennis sat out and awaited whoever came though.

Marion Zinderstein kills any chance of winning vs Eleo Sears by double faulting 19 times in a 3 set defeat.

Pollak, hard hitter from Manhattan, came up short in the All-Comer's final. Her fast drives couldn't break down the defense of Goss in the final. The second set was nip and tuck though, with Pollak leading 5-3 and 40-30. She served an ace that brought up chalk. It was called a fault. Goss swept the last 4 games on Pollak's errors for a 6-2 7-5. The controversial incident clearly upset Helene.

Goss was not given good odds at at upset, but she was expected to at least give Molla a good pressing. Instead both finalists put on a pedestrian final devoid of thrills. Eleanor shunned advances to the net, her usual forte, and when she did advance she was either passed clean or botched the volley. Goss made 12 winners, but her 14 netted balls and 33 drives over the line did her in. Molla was steady only by contrast, her 16 winners not coming close to her 20 netted errors and 18 errors outside the lines.

Molla gets permanent possession of the Wisahickon Bowl for winning her third consecutive US National title. The 1917 event was not considered to count as it was dubbed a "National Patriotic" tournament.

In the doubles Goss and Zinderstain upset Sears and Wightman in an early round. The final sees them attack Anna Rogge at every chance and avoid Molla Bjurstedt. The weak link in Rogge's game is her driving. The Norse girls got ahead in the first set mainly due to the poor play of Zinderstein, who made 7 double faults. Once Marion steadied the ship the Americans were on top.

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Draw Notes


Mrs JF Betz the 3rd= Mrs Fred Betz.
Miss Julie Brown
Louise Candee usually listed as Mrs DeForest Candee
Mary Heaton comes from Greenwich.
Mrs Robert Herold (nee Ethel Kinsler) plays for Belfield Country Club
Ida Huff usually listed as Mrs M.B. Huff
Mrs H Forrest Kerbaugh (nee Mabel Hoffman) plays for Belfield Country Club
Helen Ledoux comes from Swarthmore.
Mrs Payne is from Delaware, playing for the Wilmington Country Club.
Deborah Seal plays for Merion Cricket Club.
Mildred Willard of Merion Cricket Club. (Spaulding lists her as M Hillard)
Emily Weaver usually listed as Mrs SF Weaver
Teresa Wood usually listed as Mrs Rawson Wood

Katherine Porter d. Dorothy Walker 6-3 8-6 for the girls title. Other juniors who also competed in the women's event included Adelaide Hooker, Barbara F Hooker, Mary Newbold, Margaretta A Sharpless and Elizabeth Strubing.

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Sources

New York Times
1919 Spalding Tennis Annual, pages 55-59
 

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1919 UNITED STATES NATIONAL WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

Dates: June 16-21
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, St Martin's, Chesnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Eleanor Goss d. Helen Sewell default
Ida Huff d. Margaret Moes 6-4 7-5
Hazel Wightman d. Mrs. Erskine M. Smith 6-0 6-0
Phyllis Walsh d. Christina Stanwix 6-2 6-4
Anne Townsend d. Jessie Gott 6-3 6-3
Elizabeth Warren d. Mabel Straffin 6-3 7-5
Grace LeRoy d. Therese Duble 6-0 6-2
Marion Iler d. Alletta Morris default

Flora Harvey d. Augusta Wurm 6-2 6-0
Emily Weaver d. Teresa Wood default
Ansie Naylor d. Deborah Seal default
Mary Newbold d. Margeretta Dixon default
Mrs. Theodore Sohst d. Gladys Paine 6-2 6-1
Leslie Bancroft d. Grace Scattergood 5-7 6-0 6-4
Mary Heaton d. Margaretta Sharpless 6-1 6-0
Adelaide Hooker d. Dorothy Waring default

Eugenia Wainwright d. Emily Welsh 6-3 6-0
Dorothy Newbold d. Peggy Ferguson 6-4 2-6 6-0
Molla Bjurstedt d. Ethel Herold 6-0 6-1
Marion Murray d. Gertrude Della Torre default
Marie Wagner d. Katherine Porter 6-3 6-1
Katherine Gardner d. Mrs. John E. Bailey 6-4 6-3
Katherine Lauder d. Rebecca Thomson 7-5 6-1
Elsie Pritchard d. Gladys Lynch 3-6 6-3 6-4

Mary Thayer d. Mrs. W. Lewis Bailey 6-2 6-2
Virginia Carpenter d. Mrs George R. Powell default
Louise Candee d. Margaret Taylor 6-0 6-2
Clare Cassel d. Dorothy Nalle 6-0 6-2
Florence Ballin d. Penelope Anderson 6-2 6-1
Marion Zinderstein d. Martha Niles default
Eleanora Sears d. Mabel Kerbaugh 6-2 6-3
Elsie Cabot d. Aureola Smoker 6-1 6-1

2nd Round

Goss d. Huff 6-3 6-1
Wightman d. Walsh 6-2 6-2
Townsend d. Warren 6-2 6-3
LeRoy d. Iler 6-2 6-0
Harvey d. Weaver default
Naylor d. M.Newbold 6-3 8-6
Bancroft d. Sohst 6-2 6-3
Heaton d. Hooker 6-1 6-2

Wainwright d. D.Newbold 2-6 7-5 7-5
Bjurstedt d. Murray 6-0 6-0
Wagner d. Gardner 6-3 6-2
Pritchard d. Lauder 6-1 6-3
Thayer d. Carpenter 6-0 6-3
Cassel d. Candee 6-2 6-1
Zinderstein d. Ballin 6-1 8-6
Sears d. Cabot 6-1 6-2

3rd Round

Wightman d. Goss 6-3 4-6 6-4
Townsend d. LeRoy 2-6 9-7 6-1
Harvey d. Naylor 6-1 6-2
Bancroft d. Heaton 6-1 6-3

Bjurstedt d. Wainwright 6-0 6-1
Wagner d. Pritchard 6-2 6-1
Cassel d. Thayer 6-3 6-1
Zinderstein d. Sears 6-2 6-1

Quarterfinals

Wightman d. Townsend 6-0 6-1
Harvey d. Bancroft 6-2 4-6 6-4
Bjurstedt d. Wagner 6-2 6-8 6-4
Zinderstein d. Cassel 6-3 6-1

Semifinals

Wightman d. Harvey 6-2 6-2
Zinderstein d. Bjurstedt 4-6 6-1 6-2

Final

Hazel Wightman d. Marion Zinderstein 6-1 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Ethel Herold/Mabel Kerbaugh d. Dorothy Nalle/Anne Townsend 8-6 4-6 6-4
Elsie Cabot/Flora Harvey d. Sarah Madeira/Mrs J. N. Pew Jr. 7-5 6-2
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Emily Weaver d. Grace LeRoy/Teresa Wood 6-3 6-3
Theodora Sohst/Mabel Straffin d. Gladys Lynch/partner default
Eleanor Goss/Marion Zinderstein d. Mrs Alexander Chisholm/Therese Duble 6-0 6-0
Leslie Bancroft/Mrs A.D. Smoker d. Ansie Naylor/Mary Newbold 6-2 6-2
Dorothy Newbold/Molly Thayer d. Elsie Pritchard/Elizabeth Warren 6-4 7-5
Mrs John E. Bailey/Gertrude Ostheimer d. Christina Stanwix/Margaret Taylor 4-6 6-4 6-0

Mary Heaton/Adelaide Hooker d. Katherine Gardner/Katherine Lauder 8-6 6-4
Louise Candee/Clara Cassebeer d. Penelope Anderson/Muriel Binzen 6-3 6-0
Mary Law/Rebecca Thomson d. Mrs Erskine M. Smith /Eugenia Wainwright 6-3 6-4
Clare Cassel/Marie Wagner d. Alletta Morris/Martha Niles 6-2 6-1
Eleanora Sears/Hazel Wightman d. Virginia Carpenter/Peggy Ferguson 6-2 6-3
Gertrude Conoway/Katherine Porter d. Marion Iler/Augusta Wurm 7-5 4-6 6-4
Jessie Gott/Ida Huff d. Ceres Baker/Mrs George R. Powell 6-3 6-2
Maud Barger-Wallach/Phyllis Walsh d. Louise Dixon/Dorothy Walker 6-1 3-6 6-0

2nd Round

Cabot/Harvey d. Herold/Kerbaugh 5-7 6-3 6-3
Bjurstedt/Weaver d. Sohst/Straffin 6-3 6-1
Goss/Zinderstein d. Bancroft/Smoker 6-1 6-0
D. Newbold/Thayer d. Bailey/Ostheimer 6-3 9-7

Candee/Cassebeer d. Heaton/Hooker default
Cassel/Wagner d. Law/Thomson 6-4 6-0
Sears/Wightman d. Conoway/Porter 6-1 6-0
Barger-Wallach/Walsh d. Gott/Huff 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinals

Bjurstedt/Weaver d. Cabot/Harvey 6-3 6-2
Goss/Zinderstein d. D. Newbold/Thayer 6-3 6-3
Cassel/Wagner d. Candee/Cassebeer 6-3 7-5
Sears/Wightman d. Barger-Wallach/Walsh 4-6 6-1 6-1

Semifinals

Goss/Zinderstein d. Bjurstedt/Weaver 6-3 1-6 6-4
Sears/Wightman d. Cassel/Wagner 3-6 6-4 6-1

Final

Eleanor Goss/Marion Zinderstein d. Eleanora Sears/Hazel Wightman 9-7 9-7

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=at least 48)

1st Round

Marion Zinderstein/Vincent Richards-bye
Clare Cassel/Wallace Johnson d. Penelope Anderson/partner default
Molly Thayer/A. D. Thayer d. Eleanora Sears/partner default
Mary Law/Edward Cassard d. Mrs Lewis B. Bailey/Sigmond Spaeth 6-1 6-3
Anne Townsend/Edmund Thayer d. Dorothy Nalle/C. B. Fraley 6-3 6-4
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Harry C. Johnson d. Elizabeth Warren/partner default
Maud Barger-Wallach/Craig Biddle d. Gertrude Conoway/William J.H. Dyer 6-3 6-1
Mary Hull/Kenneth Webb d. Helen Sewell/F. T. Frazier default
Florence Ballin/Bill Tilden d. Ida Huff/Arthur Picolet 6-3 6-2
Hazel Wightman/George Wightman d. Katherine Gardiner/Joseph R. Rowland 6-1 6-2
Alletta Morris/Alex Iler d. Isabel Paul/Fitz Eugene Dixon 6-4 7-5
Flora Harvey/J.M. Wistar d. Katherine Porter/William M. Cramp 6-1 6-4
Rebecca Thomson/Lawrence Brown d. Adelaide Hooker/Elon Hooker 6-2 6-3
Mrs John E. Bailey/F. R. Kirkland d. Miss Dixon/C. B. Jennings 9-7 6-3
Emily Weaver/Aathur Hawes d. Theodora Sohst/Isaac Starr Jr. 6-4 7-5
Mrs George R. Powell/George R. Powell-bye
Leila Fischer/Herbert Rowland-bye

Marion Murray/A. J. Batty-bye
Elsie Cabot/Leonard Beekman default
Clara Cassebeer/J. D. Disston-bye
Mildred Carpenter/J. R. Carpenter-bye
Phyllis Walsh/Irving Wright-bye
Mabel Straffin/Louis Delong-bye
Marion Zinderstein/Vincent Richards-bye
Louise Candee/Russel Thayer-bye
Marie Wagner/Joseph T. Thayer d. Aureola Smoker/Amos Smoker 6-0 6-1
Hildegarde Taylor/Peter Wright d. Teresa Wood/B. Edwards default
Jessie Gott/Carl Fischer-bye
Elsie Pritchard/Lou Rowland-bye

2nd Round

Powell/Powell d. Fischer/Rowland 6-1 6-1
Murray/Batty d. Cabot/Blekman default
Cassebeer/Disston d. Carpenter/Carpenter 7-5 3-6 6-4
Walsh/I. Wright d. Straffin/Delong 6-2 6-0
Zinderstein/Richards d. Candee/Dyer 6-4 6-2
Marie Wagner/J. T. Thayer d. Mrs Taylor/P. Wright 6-2 6-1
Pritchard/Rowland d. Gott/Fischer 6-3 6-1
Cassel/W. Johnson d. Townsend/E. Thayer 6-1 6-2
Thayer/A. Thayer d. Law/Cassard 6-4 6-2
Bjurstedt/H. Johnson Hull/Webb 6-0 6-1
Wightman/Wightman d. Morris/Iler 6-1 6-2
Bailey/Kirkland d. Weaver/Hawes 9-7 6-3
Mrs Harvey/J.M. Wistar
Thomson/L. Brown
Barger-Wallach/Biddle

3rd Round

Zinderstein/Richards d. ????
Cassebeer/Disston d. ????
Bjurstedt/H. Johnson d. ????
Cassel/W. Johnson d. ????
Ballin/Tilden d. ????
Wightman/Wightman d. ????
????
Pritchard/Rowland d. ????

Quarterfinals

Zinderstein/Richards d. Cassebeer/Disston 6-3 6-4
Bjurstedt/H. Johnson d. Cassel/W. Johnson 6-2 6-2
Ballin/Tilden d. Wightman/Wightman 6-4 6-4
Pritchard/Rowland d. ????

Semifinals


Zinderstein/Richards d. Bjurstedt/Johnson 6-4 -6
Ballin/Tilden d. Pritchard/Rowland 6-3 6-3

Final

Marion Zinderstein/Vincent Richards d. Florence Ballin/Bill Tilden 2-6 11-9 6-2

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Draw notes:

Elsie Cabot=Mrs. T.H. Cabot
Louise Candee=Mrs DeForest Candee
Mildred Carpenter played for the Philadelphia CC.
Virginia L. Carpenter
Gertrude P. Conoway
Katherine L. Gardner of the West Side Tennis Club in New York was this year's girls champion.
Flora Harvey=Mrs. Gilbert Harvey
Adelaide Hooker, New Sharpless, Philadelphia.
Ida Huff=Mrs M. B. Huff
Mabel Kerbaugh=Mrs HF Kerbaugh
Katherine Lauder is from Greenwich.
Grace LeRoy=Mrs Robert LeRoy
Gladys Lynch=Mrs. E.V. Lynch
Margaret Moes is from Chevy Chase, Maryland
Dorothy Nall=Mrs R.T. Nalle of Philadelphia
Ansie Naylor listed by one paper as Annie Ansie Naylor
Gladys T. Paine
Elsie Pritchard=Mrs. W.H. Pritchard
Miss L. Grace Scattergood
Helen Sewell is from Huntinton Valley.
Theodoara Sohst=Mrs E. C. Sohst (Often listed as Mrs Theodore Sohst)
Christina Stanwix=Mrs. George Stanwix

Mrs M. (Mabel) D. Straffin was from New York
Elizabeth Warren of Westmoreland Club, Richmond, is aged 16.
Eugenia Wainwright=Mrs Clement R. Wainwright
Emily Welsh is from Philadelphia

Elon H. Hooker is probably Adelaide Hooker's brother.
Louis H. Rowland apparently went by "Lou"

Missing full names for:


Mrs. John E. Bailey
Mrs. W. Lewis Bailey plays for the West Side Tennis Club in New York.
Mrs George R. Powell plays for Cynwyd
Mrs. Erskine M. Smith plays for the Philadelphia Cricket Club

Lady players from out of town were housed in the Club dormitory. The entrance fees were $3 for singles and $4 for doubles or mixed teams.

Doubles

American Lawn Tennis reports a score of 10-8 9-7 in the doubles final. The score is in error however, as the New York Times give 9-7 9-7 with point scores.

Mixed Doubles

An out of sorts draw-we are missing the entire 3rd round and 1 of the quarterfinals.

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis, 01 July 1919 issue, pages 148-149 and 188.
New York Times.

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Summary:

The Challenge Round is abolished this year; defending champion Molla Bjurstedt agreed to playing through.

3rd round: Hazel Wightman d. Eleanor Goss 6-3 4-6 6-4.

Goss led 3-1 when things suddenly fell apart. Hazel started to toss up lobs, Goss started to miss them. Frozen, she promptly lost 6 consecutive games and with it the match. Eleanor later admitted she grew too careful with victory in sight.

Bjurstedt "went to pieces" and "was a mere shadow of herself" according to ALT. The magazine continued in writing: "She was really unfit to play, and only her pride and the fear of criticism prevented her from defaulting." Recently ill for several weeks, the Norse girl lacked the stamina that more often than not was her ally. In between points Molla was gasping for air and looked ready to collapse at times.

The final was over in less than half an hour-clocking in at 28 and a half minutes. Miss Zinderstein gave hope to her supporters when she captured the opening game due to Mrs Wightman netting the ball. Once Hazel got her shots under control she relentlessly chopped and sliced short to Marion's weak backhand. ALT wrote, "Miss Zinderstein likes speed and doesn't like chops," and it showed as she hit ball after ball into the net. The 2nd set was a bit more watchable as both ladies hit harder and sought the net, but the result was never in doubt.

Sears and Wightman made a close fight of the doubles final. This was done in spite of the fact that Sears was hobbled by a torn ankle ligament. Goss and Zinderstein both missed chances to put things away earlier, but they kept missing overheads and avoiding the net. They directed as many balls at Sears as possible. Wightman poached as often as she could, one sharp angled volley ended up hitting a ballboy smack in the face, directly hitting his nose. Goss and Zinderstein finally won it on their 13th match point.

The estimated crowd for the final was 1,500.
 

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1920 UNITED STATES NATIONAL WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP


Dates: September13-18
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martin's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=76)

1st Round

Helene Pollak-bye
Mrs F. Borden-bye
Helen Rice-bye
Harriet Chapin-bye
Anna Leachman-bye
Mrs Sidney Wolff-bye
Eleanor Cottman-bye
Gertrude Ostheimer-bye

Mabel Kerbaugh-bye
Mabel Straffin-bye
Marjorie Hires-bye
Odette Feder-bye
Peggy Ferguson-bye
Elizabeth Strubing-bye
Edith Sigourney-bye
Rosamund Newton-bye

Molla Mallory-bye
Renee Christy-bye
Phyllis Walsh-bye
Ethel Hays-bye
Marguerite Davis-bye
Katherine Gans-bye
Helen Baker-bye
Corinne Gould-bye

Louise Cattus-bye
Mrs. AC Butler-bye
Molly Thayer d. Mrs. John S Rogers 6-1 6-0
Mary Law d. Ellen Trevor default
Alice Bayard d. Mrs. Joseph Grubb 6-1 6-3
Anne Townsend d. Evelyn Seavey 6-3 6-3
Mrs SB Gibbs d. Deborah Seal 6-4 7-5
Eleanor Tennant d. Caroma Winn default

Grace LeRoy d. Flora Harvey default
Gladys Lynch d. Mrs. John E Bailey 6-0 6-1
Eleanor Goss d. Louise Candee default
Edith Newhall d. Madeline Mulqueen 6-1 6-3
Dorothy Nalle d. Ethel Herold 7-5 2-6 8-6
Florence Ballin d. Lilian Scharman 6-0 7-5
Mrs. Joshua Brush-bye
Frances Brainard-bye

Mrs Edward Gamble-bye
Gertrude Hopper-bye
Martha Niles-bye
Cecelia Riegel-bye
Mrs William T Allen-bye
Mary Porcher-bye
Bobbie Esch-bye
Suzanne Whitman-bye

Leslie Bancroft-bye
Ida Huff-bye
Mildred Willard-bye
Clare Cassel-bye
Dorothy Briggs-bye
Sarah Madeira-bye
Venette Willard-bye
Maud Barger-Wallach-bye

Mrs Ernest H Wiener-bye
Margaret Remak-bye
Marion Zinderstein-bye
Margaret Wiener-bye
Teresa Wood-bye
Pauline Fenno-bye
Mrs Edward Duble-bye
Aureola Smoker-bye

2nd Round

Pollak d. Borden 6-0 6-0
Rice d. Chapin 6-2 6-0
Leachman d. Wolff 6-3 7-5
Cottman d. Ostheimer 6-3 4-6 6-3
Kerbaugh d. Straffin 6-4 6-1
Hires d. Feder default
Ferguson d. Strubing 7-5 6-3
Sigourney d. Newton 6-0 6-2

Mallory d. Christy 6-0 6-0
Walsh d. Hays default
Davis d. Gans 6-2 6-2
Helen Baker d. Gould 6-0 6-1
Cattus d. Butler default
Thayer d. Law 6-4 6-1
Townsend d. A Bayard 6-0 6-1
Tennant d. Gibbs 6-3 6-4

LeRoy d. Lynch 6-2 3-6 7-5
Goss d. Newhall 6-0 6-1
Ballin d. Nalle default
Brush d. Brainard default
Gamble d. Hopper default
Niles d. Riegel 6-3 6-1
Allen d. Porcher 6-3 6-1
Esch d. Whitman 6-3 6-2

Bancroft d. Huff 6-3 6-2
M Willard d. Cassel 6-3 5-5 retired (hurt arm)
Briggs d. Madeira 6-2 6-3
V Willard d. Barger-Wallach default
E Wiener d. Remark 4-6 6-2 6-4
Zinderstein d. M Wiener 6-0 6-1
Wood d. Fenno 6-2 6-0
Duble d. Smoker 6-1 6-1

3rd Round

Pollak d. Rice 6-4 6-0
Leachman d. Cottman 6-4 6-0
Hires d. Kerbaugh 6-3 6-1
Sigourney d. Ferguson 6-1 6-3
Mallory d. Walsh 6-0 6-3
Baker d. Davis 6-1 7-5
Thayer d. Cattus 6-2 6-2
Tennant d. Townsend 6-2 6-0

Goss d. LeRoy 6-4 6-4
Ballin d. Brush default
Niles d. Gamble 6-3 6-1
Esch d. Allen 6-2 6-4
Bancroft d. M. Willard 6-3 6-3
Briggs d. V. Willard 6-2 6-0
Zinderstein d. Wiener 6-1 6-0
Wood d. Duble 6-3 6-3

4th Round

Pollak d. Leachman 6-4 6-3
Sigourney d. Hires 6-2 6-4
Mallory d. Baker 6-0 6-4
Tennant d. Thayer 8-6 6-2

Goss d. Ballin 6-1 6-4
Niles d. Esch default (fails to appear)
Bancroft d. Briggs 6-3 6-3
Zinderstein d. Wood 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals

Pollak d. Sigourney 6-3 8-6
Mallory d. Tennant 6-2 2-6 6-3
Goss d. Niles 6-4 6-2
Zinderstein d. Bancroft 6-4 6-2

Semifinals

Mallory d. Pollak 6-2 6-3
Zinderstein d. Goss 6-3 6-4

Final

Molla Mallory d. Marion Zinderstein 6-3 6-1

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Doubles (Draw=29)

1st Round

Helen Baker/Eleanor Tennant-bye
Gertrude Ehret/Helen Schlichter d. Mrs John E Bailey/Mabel Straffin 3-6 6-3 6-3
Gladys Lynch/Teresa Wood d. Florence Ballin/Leslie Bancroft 6-1 3-6 7-5
Ida Huff/Rosamund Newton d. Augusta Chapman/Helen McLean 6-4 6-0
Mrs Ernest Wiener/Mrs Sidney Wolf d. Mildred Willard/Venette Willard 6-3 6-4
Marjorie Hires/Evelyn Seavey d. Clare Cassel/Marie Wagner default
Ethel Herold/Mabel Kerbaugh d. Martha Bayard/Madeline Mulqueen 8-6 5-7 6-2
Molly Thayer/Anne Townsend d. Harriet Chapin/Margaret Wiener 7-5 6-3

Anna Leachman/Grace LeRoy d. Peggy Ferguson/Elizabeth Strubing 6-1 6-4
Mrs Edward Duble/Helen Rice d. Cecelia Riegel/Aureola Smoker 6-1 6-2
Brenda Hedstrom/Edith Sigourney d. Mrs William T Allen/Gertrude Ostheimer 6-1 6-3
Molla Mallory/Hazel Wightman d. Marguerite Davis/Corinne Gould 6-4 6-0
Dorothy Nalle/Suzanne Whitman d. Mary Porcher/Deborah Seal 6-1 6-1
Dorothy Briggs/Phyllis Walsh d. Eleanor Cottman/Mrs Edward Gamble 7-5 6-1
Elenor Goss/Marion Zinderstein-bye
Mary Law/Peggy Thayer-bye

2nd Round

Baker/Tennant d. Ehret/Schlichter 6-1 6-0
Lynch/Wood d. Huff/Newton 6-1 6-4
Mrs Wiener/Wolf d. Hires/Seavey 6-3 5-7 6-4
Thayer/Townsend d. Herold/Kerbaugh 8-6 6-2

Leachman/LeRoy d. Double/Rice 6-2 7-5
Mallory/Wightman d. Hedstrom/Sigourney 6-0 6-0
Briggs/Walsh d. Nalle/Whitman 4-6 6-4 6-3
Goss/Zinderstein d. Law/P Thayer 6-0 6-0

Quarterfinals

Baker/Tennant d. Lynch/Wood 6-2 6-2
Thayer/Townsend d. Mrs Wiener/Wolf 6-2 6-4
Mallory/Wightman d. Leachman/LeRoy 6-2 6-1
Goss/Zinderstein d. Briggs/Walsh 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Baker/Tennant d. Thayer/Townsend 6-0 6-4
Goss/Zinderstein d. Mallory/Wightman 6-3 2-6 7-5

Final

Eleanor Goss/Marion Zinderstein d. Helen Baker/Eleanor Tennant 13-11 4-6 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=28)

1st Round

Mrs William T. Allen/Clothier Jones-bye
Ida Huff/Carl Fischer d. Miss M. Savage/R.H. Rowland 6-1 7-5
Madeline Malqueen/E.B. Krumbhaar d. Mary Geary/Stuart Valentine 6-1 8-6
Anne Townsend/Joseph Thayer d. Leslie Bancroft/Edward Toland 6-3 4-6 6-1
Louise Dixon/Fritz E. Dixon d. Miss [Beatrice or Helen] Seward/Edward Cassard 2-6 6-0 6-3
Phyllis Walsh/Stanley Pearson d. Mary Law/Edmund Thayer 2-6 6-1 6-2
Molla Mallory/Craig Biddle d. Marguerite Davis/Lyle Mahan 6-4 6-2
Anna Leachman/Rowland Evans d. Teresa Wood/partner default

Virginia Carpenter/John Carpenter d. Mrs George R Powell/George R Powell 6-3 6-3
Molly Thayer/Alex Thayer d. Mary Heaton/William Potter Wear 6-1 6-4
Eleanor Tennant/Sam Hardy-bye
Cecelia Riegel/Percy Osbourne d. Evelyn Martin/Carl Martin 6-1 6-2
Hazel Wightman/Wallace Johnson d. Evelyn Seavey/Joseph Brown 6-2 6-3
Penelope Anderson/Joseph Rowland d. Dorothy Briggs/partner default
Marjorie Hires/J.M. Wistar-bye
Mabel Straffin/R.B. Jennings-bye

2nd Round

Huff/Fischer d. Allen/Jones 6-2 6-4
Townsend/J Thayer d. Malqueen/Krumbhaar 8-6 6-2
Dixon/Dixon d. Walsh/Pearson 6-0 6-3
Mallory/Biddle d. Leachman/Rowland Evans 9-7 6-0

Thayer/A Thayer d. Carpenter/Carpenter 6-2 7-5
Tennant/Hardy d. Riegel/Osbourne 6-2 6-4
Wightman/Johnson d. Anderson/Rowland 6-1 6-2
Hires/Wistar d. Straffin/Jennings 6-1 6-2

Quarterfinals

Huff/Fischer d. Townsend/J Thayer 4-6 6-4 6-4
Mallory/Biddle d. Dixon/Dixon 7-5 6-2
Tennant/Hardy d. Thayer/A Thayer 6-2 6-3
Wightman/Johnson d. Hires/Wistar 6-1 6-1

Semifinal

Mallory/Biddle d. Huff/Fischer 3-6 7-5 6-3
Wightman/Johnson d. Tennant/Hardy 6-3 7-5

Final

Hazel Wightman/Wallace Johnson d. Molla Mallory/Craig Biddle 6-4 6-3

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Draw notes:

Virginia Carpenter played the mixed with her father John R. Carpenter, the 1910 mixed champion.

Frances Brainard is from Baltimore
Mrs Benjamin Briggs=Dorothy
Mrs. Joshua Brush is from New York
Mrs. de Forest Candee =Louise
Louise B Cattus is from Bayhead, New Jersey.
Renee Christy is from Rhode Island.
Peggy Ferguson is from Philadelphia.
Katherine Gans is from Cape May.
Mrs. Gilbert Harvey=Flora
Brenda Hedstrom (ALT) Brenda is from Buffalo. The NYT has Brenda in the Girl's event but a 'Martha' Hedstrom in the doubles.

Mrs Robert Herold=Ethel.
Marjorie Hires is from Kansas City.
Gertrude M Hopper
Mrs MB Huff=nee Ida Wilson
Mrs Howard Forrest Kerbaugh=nee Mabel Hoffman
Mrs Ream Leachman=Anna Leachman
Mrs. Robert LeRoy=nee Grace Moore
Mrs EV Lynch=nee Gladys Taylor
Mrs Crawford Clark Madeira=nee Sarah Neilson
Madeline Mulqueen. Often wrongly rendered as 'Malqueen' or ' Molqueen' She is from New York.
Mrs Richard Tilghman Nalle=nee Dorothy Disston
Mrs William Price Newhall=nee Edith Kurtz
Mrs Nat Niles=nee Martha Pitkin
Mrs Margaret O Remak according to the NYT.
Helen Rice is from Stockbridge.
Cecelia Riegel called Cecelia "Cecile' and 'Cecile' by the NYT.
Mrs Isaac W Schlichter=nee Helen Ehret. She enetered the doubles with her sister Gertrude.
Evelyn Seavey is from St Louis.
Mrs. E. B. Whitman=nee Suzanne White of Baltimore, now of Wilmington, Delaware.
Mrs Rawson Lyman Wood=Teresa

Missing full names for:


Mrs. William T Allen
Mrs John E Bailey
Mrs F Borden
Mrs. Joshua Brush
Mrs. AC Butler is from Boston.
Mrs. Edward C. Duble is from New York
Mrs. Edward A Gamble is from Baltimore.
Mrs SB Gibbs of Swarthmore
Mrs Joseph Grubb is from Wayne, Pennsylvania.
Miss Martin (in mixed with Carl Martin)
Mrs George R Powell (in mixed with husband)
Mrs. John S Rogers is from Philadelphia.
Miss M Savage
Mrs. AD Smoker of Philadelphia.
Mrs. Ernest H Wiener is from Harrison, NY. Is Miss Margaret Weiner her daughter?
Mrs Sidney (or Sydney) Wolff is from Harrison, Pennsylvania.

Missing male names for:

RB Jennings
RH Rowland
JM Wistar

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis, October 15 1920 issue. Pages 460-463 and 478
The New York Times

Special to The New,York Times. "MRS. MALLORY WINS NET CHAMPIONSHIP." New York Times (1857-1922): 19. Sep 19 1920. ProQuest. Web. 24 Apr. 2016 .

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Summary:

Hazel Wightman does not defend in singles.

Mallory faced a stern test in the quarterfinals, overcoming Eleanor Tennant 6-2 2-6 6-3. It was the only set she dropped in singles all week. Almost even in errors-the Norsewoman made 38 winners to only 18 for Tennant. In the middle set Tennant awed the crowd with an assortment of net rushing, power, and dinks. She won one game on a drop shot that had so much slice it hit and bounced backwards back on her side.

This was the only time Tennant, a Californian, entered the US Nationals. She would go on to greater fame as a coach of Alice Marble and Maureen Connolly.

Zinderstein is literally smashing in the semifinals. It is her power of serve and volley that make the diffeence in her and Goss upsetting Mallory and Wightman in doubles. Her hard hitting and 4 aces forced Goss into too many errors in their semi, setting up a final vs Mallory, the woman he beat here a year ago.
Miss Zinderstein has wider assortment of shots than Mallory, leading some to expect an upset in the final. The first set was close until 3 all, then the Norsewoman ran off with 9 of the next 10 games as Zinderstein retreated to a passive baseline game.

Marion's overhead and volleys were of little help to her, for the she was frozen by nerves. The few times she did venture to net Zinderstein quickly retreated after being passed a couple times.

Marion Zinderstein is a protegee of Hazel Wightman. Some cynics contend she trained Marion as a way to bring down old rival Molla Mallory.

New York Times Box score

Mallory---------07 nets---14 outs---15 placements---0 aces---2 double faults---23 errors---15 winners---57 points won
Zinderstein-----16 nets---20 outs---15 placements---1 aces---6 double faults---42 errors---15 winners---38 points won

The doubles final compensated for any lack of thrills in the singles. Zinderstein was still off form. Her partner Eleanor Goss lit up the court with overheads as the pair smothered the net. The Californians countered with defense and chops. Baker was the steadier of the two and at times went to net. The first set went to Goss/Zinderstein at 13-11.They dropped the second through errors, mainly on Marion's part. In the last last 7 of 9 games were breaks of serve. The last game went to deuce 3 times with 'the gallery in a state of suspense' before Goss and Zinderstain won.

The club, with 20 courts, is well equipped to handle a big tournament.
 

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6,350 Posts
1921 UNITED STATES NATIONAL WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

Dates: August 15-20
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Patricia Hitchins d. Julie Stenz 4-6 6-4 6-4
Mrs. Cyrus Clark d. Jessie Gott 6-2 4-6 6-3
Stella Wilbourn d. Mrs. S. J. Strauss 6-0 6-2
Deborah Seal d. Alice Bayard 6-1 6-2
Mildred Willard d. Martha Niles 6-3 6-8 8-6
Flora Harvey d. Katherine O'Rourke 6-0 6-0
Adelaide Greene d. Dorothy Waring 6-1 6-1
Janet Travell d. Augusta Chapman 4-6 6-3 6-3

Martha Bayard d. Teresa Wood 6-2 6-1
Gladys Lynch d. Elizabeth Hugus default
Leslie Bancroft d. Marie Wagner 9-7 7-5
Ann Cole d. Clare Cassel 9-7 6-3
Mary Browne d. Brenda Hedstrom 6-1 6-1
Marie Candee d. Mrs. Albert Humphries 6-4 7-9 6-4
Eleanora Sears d. Caroma Winn 6-4 8-6
Edith Sigourney d. Therese Duble 6-0 6-0

Laura Mills d. Mabel Straffin 6-1 6-1
Katherine Gardner d. Mrs. J. C. Brush 7-5 6-1
Helene Falk d. Mrs. Culver McWilliams 6-0 6-3
Louise Cattus d. Mrs. Nathaniel Dain 6-2 6-2
Agnes Sherwood d. Elsie Pritchard 6-3 7-5
Florence Sheldon d. Mrs. Walter Ellis 7-5 6-3
Molla Mallory d. Marion Jessup 7-5 6-0
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra) d. Eleanor Goss default

May Bundy d. Helen McLean default
Virginia Travell d. Bertha Sexton 6-2 6-3
Louise Raymond d. Ida Huff 13-11 6-2
Mrs. Robert LeRoy d. Anna Godfrey 6-4 7-5
Phyllis Walsh d. Mrs. Paul Martin 6-1 6-1
Margaret Grove d. Mary Case 6-4 6-2
Helen Gilleaudeau d. Edna Welty 6-1 5-7 6-2
Theodora Sohst d. Mrs. John Bailey 6-1 6-2

2nd Round


Hitchins d. Clark 6-1 6-0
Wilbourn d. Seal 6-2 6-3
Willard d. Harvey 9-11 8-6 retired (cramps)
Greene d. J. Travell 6-0 6-1
M. Bayard d. Lynch 6-2 6-3
Cole d. Bancroft 5-7 8-6 8-6
Browne d. Candee 6-0 6-3
Sigourney d. Sears 6-2 6-1

Gardner d. Mills 6-3 6-1
Falk d. Cattus 6-1 6-0
Sheldon d. Sherwood 6-2 8-6
Mallory d. Lenglen 6-2 0-0 retired (coughing at 0-30)
Bundy d. V Travell 6-0 6-0
Raymond d. LeRoy 6-2 6-2
Walsh d. Grove 8-10 6-3 6-2
Gilleaudeau d. Sohst 6-3 6-2

3rd Round

Hitchins d. Wilbourn 6-1 6-3
Greene d. Willard 6-1 6-0
Cole d. M. Bayard 6-4 7-5
Browne d. Sigourney 6-0 6-3

Falk d. Gardner 6-2 6-4
Mallory d. Sheldon 6-0 6-1
Bundy d. Raymond 6-3 6-2
Gilleaudeau d. Walsh 6-0 6-3

Quarterfinals

Hitchins d. Greene 8-6 6-2
Browne d. Cole 6-1 6-2
Mallory d. Falk 6-2 6-1
Bundy d. Gilleaudeau 6-1 6-2

Semifinals


Browne d. Hitchins 6-3 6-0
Mallory d. Bundy 8-6 6-2

Final


Molla Mallory d. Mary Browne 4-6 6-4 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Patricia Hitchins/Grace Le Roy d. Adelaide Hooker/Mrs Culver McWilliams 6-2 6-1
Margaret Grove/Phyllis Walsh d. Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Molla Mallory default
Clare Cassel/Marie Wagner d. Mrs Therese Duble/Marjorie Knox 6-1 6-0
Augusta Chapman/Helen McLean d. Mrs L.M. Burt/Mrs Pope 6-4 6-3
Mary Browne/Louisa Williams d. Janet Travell/Virginia Travell 6-1 6-1
Louise Raymond/Mrs Frank M Welty d. Adelaide Greene/Emily Weaver 6-3 6-2
Edith Sigourney/Teresa Wood d. Gertrude Della Torre/Caroma Winn 6-4 7-5
Ina Eaton/Edith Handy d. Mrs. Walter Ellis/Elsie Pritchard 7-5 7-5

Helen Gilleaudeau/Alletta Morris d. Mary Case/Gertrude Hopper 6-2 6-1
Ann Cole/Anna Godfrey d. Maud Barger-Wallach/Helen Hooker 6-2 6-2
Mrs Cyrus Clark/Katherine O'Rourke d. Eleanor Goss/Marion Jessup default
Agnes Sherwood/Miss B.W. Wonham d. Martha Niles/Stella Wilbourn default
Ceres Baker/Virginia Carpenter d. Deborah Seal/Miss M Willard 6-4 6-0
Mrs J.C. Brush/Theodora Sohst d. Alice Bayard/Brenda Hedstrom default
Leslie Bancroft/Martha Bayard d. Ida Huff/Julie Stenz 6-4 6-3
Eleanora Sears/Helen Wills d. Mrs J.B. Bailey/Bertha Sexton 6-0 6-1

2nd Round

Grove/Walsh d. Hitchins/Le Roy 6-8 6-1 6-3
Cassel/Wagner d. Chapman/McLean 6-4 6-2
Browne/Williams d. Raymond/Welty 7-5 6-4
Eaton/Handy d. Sigourney/Wood 6-4 3-6 7-5

Gilleaudeau/Morris d. Cole/F. Godfrey 6-3 6-3
Clark/O'Rourke d. Sherwood/Wonham 6-1 6-4
Brush/Sohst d. Baker/Carpenter default
Bancroft/M.Bayard d. El. Sears/Wills 6-1 9-11 6-2

Quarterfinals

Cassel/Wagner d. Grove/Walsh 5-7 6-3 6-1
Browne/Williams d. Eaton/Handy 6-3 6-2
Gilleaudeau/Morris d. Clark/O'Rourke 6-2 6-4
Bancroft/M. Bayard d. Brush/Sohst 6-1 6-1

Semifinals

Browne/Williams d. Cassel/Wagner 6-4 6-2
Gilleaudeau/Morris d. Bancroft/M. Bayard 6-1 6-4

Final


Mary Browne/Williams d. Helen Gilleaudeau/Alletta Morris 6-3 6-2

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Draw notes:

Marie Candee was listed as Mrs De Forrest Candee.
Mary E Case is fron Norfolk, Virginia
Mrs GL Chapman=Augista Chapman
Therese Duble=Mrs. Edward C. Duble, a member of the West Side Tennis Club.
Mrs T.H. Eaton=nee Ina Kissel

Falk=married name of Pollak
Brenda Hedstrom is from Buffalo, New York.
Elizabeth Ward Hugus
Mrs. E.V. Lynch=Gladys Lynch
Laura Wills=Mrs David C. Wills of East Orange, New Jersey.
Mrs Nat Niles=nee Martha Pitkin
Mrs. W. H. Pritchard=Elsie, nee Lang
Deborah N Seal was from Philadelphia
Mrs Stuart Greene=married name of Adelaide Browning.
Anna Godfrey=Mrs Frank (FH) Godfrey, nee Anna Townsend. This player does not =Anne Townsend.
Janet B Travell
Stella Wilbourn=Mrs. Percy Wilbourn

Missing full names for:

Mrs J.C. Brush
Mrs. Cyrus Clark
Mrs Nathaniel Dain
Mrs Walter R. Ellis called "a former Californian and Chicagoan".
Mrs. Albert Humphries
Mrs Paul Martin
Mrs. Culver McWilliams
Mrs. S. J. Strauss
Miss M Willard (doubles only)
Miss BW Wonham (in doubles with Agnes Sherwood)

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis, 01 September 1921, pages 358, 392, and 395.
https://books.google.com/books?id=GmU-AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA336&lpg=PA336&dq=1921+american+lawn+tennis&source=bl&ots=FCzEEFNg1s&sig=6t7Vu_HaNUKX-lV4eBEmbHwzg0c&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjd_ozppYLNAhXIaz4KHcXvDUQQ6AEIMjAD#v=onepage&q=1921%20american%20lawn%20tennis&f=false

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Summary:

The normal routine of the US Women's Championship is permanently altered this year by a bolt from the blue.

Over 8,000 come out to see Lenglen play Eleanor Goss.

Suzanne drove out 15 times under the onslaught of Mallory's blitz. By contrast Molla drove out 10 times and netted 7 times to 5 for Suzanne. Mallory hit 12 winners to 7 for Lenglen.


On the first point of the second set Lenglen served. Molla took the first point in a long rally. Dispirited, Suzanne served a doubled fault on the next. Coughing and weeping, the Frenchwoman stood in mid court hesitating before running to the umpire and announcing she could not continue.

Molla left the court first to rapturous applause.

The final drew in about 7 to 8,000 people, the same number that saw Lenglen earlier in the week.

Browne pressed forward in set one, the last point saw Molla Miss a passing shot that landed out by just 1 inch. Mary never charged the net recklessly. She picked her spots carefully, throwing all her variety and guile to break up Mallory's relentless driving. She threw up lobs to bide her time in recovering from hard shots. She used sort cross court angles to draw Molla in and move her about.

The Norsewoman responded by hiting harder and harder. Her bullets usually landed in, and when they missed it was a matter of inches. "There was no variety to her tactics" wrote the New York Times. Browne led 3-2 in set two, but thereafter lost control. Mallory continued to pound the ball as Browne tired.

When it was over Molla fell back on the turf in relief. The applause for her was generous as she got up, but thunderous for Mary K Browne as she departed.
 

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Plainclothes Division
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6,350 Posts
1922 UNITED STATES NATIONAL WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 14 to 19
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York.

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Singles (Draw=54)

1st Round

May Sutton Bundy [2]-bye
Mildred Warning-bye
Edith Handy-bye
Caroma Winn-bye
Grace LeRoy [7]-bye
Florence Ballin d. Ceres Baker 6-4 6-4
Martha Bayard d. Katharine Gardner 8-6 6-3
Marguerite Davis d. Marion Chapman 9-7 7-5

Grace Mungen d. Dorothy Quinn 6-1 6-4
Edna Hauselt d. Gertrude Hopper 6-0 6-2
Mary Trumbull d. Isabella Mumford 6-2 6-4
Marion Jessup [6] d. Stella Wilbourne 6-0 3-0 retired
Helen Wills [3] d. Helen Collingwood 6-0 6-2
Gladys Lynch d. Ida Huff 6-3 6-2
Lois Bickle (Can) d. Ruth Shedden 6-3 6-4
Winifred Ellis d. Theodora Sohst 7-5 6-1

Molla Mallory [1] d. Mary Case 6-0 6-0
Anna Godfrey d. Dorothy Van Slyck 6-3 6-2
Eleanora Sears d. Corinne Henry 6-2 6-2
Molley Thayer d. Hildegarde Taylor 4-6 6-2 6-2
Edith Sigourney [5] d. Dorothy Briggs 6-0 6-0
Gladys Hutchings (Ber) d. Julie Stenz 6-3 6-1
Katherine Caldwell d. Mrs. A. E. Michel 6-4 6-2
Agnes Sherwood d. Martha Hollister 6-3 6-3

Leslie Bancroft [4] d. Dorothy Brand 6-0 6-0
Jessie Grieve d. Marguerite Strahler 6-2 6-2
Helen Hooker d. Mrs. Edward Powers 4-6 6-3 6-3
Elsie Pritchard-bye
Clare Cassel [8]-bye
Florence Sheldon-bye
Marion Jones Farquhar-bye
Jessie Gott-bye

2nd Round

Bundy [2] d. Warning 6-2 6-1
Handy d. Winn 6-4 4-6 6-2
Ballin d. LeRoy [7] 6-3 6-4
Bayard d. Davis 6-2 6-0
Jessup [6] d. Mungen 6-0 6-0
Hausert d. Trumbull 6-0 6-1
Wills [3] d. Lynch 6-0 6-1
Bickle d. Ellis 6-1 6-4

Mallory [1] d. Godfrey 6-2 6-2
Thayer d. El.Sears 6-4 6-2
Sigourney [5] d. Hutchings 6-2 6-2
Sherwood d. Caldwell 6-0 8-6
Bancroft [4] d. Grieve 6-2 6-0
Hooker d. Pritchard 6-3 7-5
Cassel [8] d. Sheldon 6-2 6-3
Farquhar d. Gott 6-4 6-1

3d Round

Bundy [2] d. Handy 6-1 6-0
Bayard d. Ballin 7-5 6-8 6-3
Jessup [6] d. Hauselt 6-2 6-3
Wills [3] d. Bickle 6-2 6-1

Mallory [1] d. Thayer 6-2 6-0
Sigourney [5] d. Sherwood 6-1 6-2
Bancroft [4] d. Hooker 6-4 6-4
Cassel [8] d. Farquhar 6-2 6-0

Quarterfinals

Bundy [2] d. Bayard 12-10 4-6 6-0
Wills [3] d. Jessup [6] 2-6 6-4 6-2
Mallory [1] d. Sigourney [5] 6-0 6-1
Bancroft [4] d. Cassel [8] 8-6 6-3

Semifinals

Wills [3] d. Bundy [2] 6-4 6-3
Mallory [1] d. Bancroft [4] 6-0 6-4

Final

Molla Mallory [1] d. Helen Wills [3] 6-3 6-1




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Doubles (Draw=26)

1st Round

Molla Mallory/Edith Sigourney-bye
Ceres Baker/Eleanora Sears-bye
Lois Bickle (Can)/Anna Godfrey d. L. M. Burt/Emily Weaver 6-2 4-6 6-4
Edith Handy/Grace LeRoy d. Gertrude Hopper/Florence Sheldon 6-2 6-4
Clare Cassel/Marie Wagner-bye
Marie Candee/Theodora Sohst d. Agnes Sherwood/Marguerite Strahler 6-0 6-1
Leslie Bancroft/Martha Bayard d. Julie Stenz/Mildred Waring 6-2 8-6
Ida Huff/Mollie Thayer-bye

May Bundy/Helen Hooker d. Florence Ballin/Marion Farquhar 7-5 6-4
Jessie Grieve/Grace Mungen d. Winifred Ellis/Mrs A. E. Michel 6-4 6-2
Katherie Gardner/Gladys Hutchings-bye
Mrs A. L. Gates/Mrs Robert Lovett-bye
Augusta Chapman/Marion Chapman d. Dorothy Briggs/Corinne Henry 10-8 6-8 9-7
Mary Chisholm/Caroma Winn d. Mary Case/Anne Stillman 6-4 6-1
Marguerite Davis/Ruth Shedden d. Mrs John C Brush/Mrs Edward Powers 2-6 8-6 6-1
Marion Jessup/Helen Wills d. Isabella Mumford/Mary Trumbull 6-1 6-1

2nd Round

Mallory/Sigourney d. Baker/El. Sears 6-1 6-3
Bickle/Godfrey d. Handy/LeRoy 6-2 6-3
Bancroft/Bayard d. Huff/Thayer 6-1 6-2
Cassel/Wagner d. de Forrest Candee/Sohst 6-3 3-6 6-0

Bundy/Hooker d. Grieve/Mungen 6-2 6-0
Gardner/Hutchings d. Gates/Lovett 6-0 6-3
Chapman/Chapman d. Chisholm/Winn 6-4 6-2
Jessup/Wills d. Davis/Shedden 6-4 6-0

Quarterfinals

Mallory/Sigourney d. Bickle/Godfrey 6-2 6-4
Cassel/Wagner d. Bancroft/Bayard 6-4 6-3
Bundy/Hooker d. Gardner/Hutchings 6-3 7-9 6-4
Jessup/Wills d. Chapman/Chapman 6-4 6-0

Semifinals


Mallory/Sigourney d. Cassel/Wagner 6-1 6-3
Jessup/Wills d. Bundy/Hooker 6-3 6-3

Final

Marion Jessup/Helen Wills d. Molla Mallory/Edith Sigourney 6-4 7-9 6-3

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Draw Notes:

Winifred H. Ellis was from Washington DC
Farquhar=1899 champ Marion Jones


Missing full names for:

Mrs John C Brush
Mrs L.M. Burt
Mrs A. L. Gates
Mrs Robert Lovett
Mrs. A. E. Michel is from New York.
Mrs. Edward Powers is from West New Brighton, Staten Island

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Sources:

The New York Times

Spaulding Annual

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Summary:

Mallory shows her mettle from the start with a double bagel win in round one that took all of 17 minutes. She is seeded first-the first seeding ever in a US women's title. Last year's fiasco with Lenglen and Mallory meeting in the 2nd rd. has convinced the USTA that seeding is the way to go.

A young sensation has arisen from the West to challenge Molla. Helen Wills wears her schoolgirl uniform to the court, but she is more apt to play the role of teacher than student. Even at 16 she posseses a better serve and net play than all entries. Only Molla is her superior off the ground. Helen whipped through the draw until she met Jessup in the quarters. Marion's serve and volleys won her a set before Wills barely pulled out the second. Helen's power took the third easily.

Against 35 yr. old May Bundy in the semis Helen resorted to drop shots with telling effect, "though she was rather prone to overwork it." The mother of 4, May was almost twice the age of her young opponent.

Helen tried off-pace tactics in the final. The change of pace didn't faze Molla a bit, as the Norse star ran Wills off the court in a 6-3 6-1 final witnessed by only 2,500. The lack of foreign entries kept many a fan away. Only 37 people (and 36 of those female) were on hand for the opening day match in the stadium!

"Marvelous Molla" still reigns, but the doubles final went the way of youth, as Wills and Jessup upset Mallory and Sigourney. The youngsters blew two match points to lose the middle set 9-7. After the usual 10 minute break Mallory and Sigourney shot out to a 3-0 lead, but Marion Jessup willed her team back to take 6 games and the title 6-3.
 

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Plainclothes Division
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6,350 Posts
1923 UNITED STATES NATIONAL WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 13-18
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, New York City, New York
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=61)

1st Round

Molla Mallory-bye
Lilian Scharman d. Caroline Banister 6-3 7-5
Mayme MacDonald d. Christina Stanwix 6-3 6-0
Ida Huff d. Louise Raymond 6-3 5-7 7-5
Helen Hooker d. Mary Leachman 6-8 8-6 6-4
Mary Heaton d. Mrs. S. G. Leon default
Anna Fuller d. Elsie Pritchard 6-8 6-2 6-2
Geraldine Beamish (GB) d. Eleanora Sears 6-1 6-0

Leslie Bancroft d. Virginia Travell 6-2 6-0
Edith Moore d. Marguerita Ginn 8-6 6-1
Julie Stenz d. Marion Chapman default
Marie Batchelor d. Jessie Gott 6-4 6-0
Agnes Sherwood d. Florence Sheldon 6-1 6-4
Mrs. Walter Ellis d. Dorothy Waring 6-3 6-2
Laura Mills d. Helen Collingwood 6-2 5-7 6-1
Mabel Clayton (GB) d. Caroma Winn 6-1 6-0.

Helen Wills d. Martha Bayard 6-1 6-3
Ceres Baker d. Rosamond Newton default
Adelaide Green d. Dorothy Briggs 3-6 6-3 6-4
Helene Pollak Falk d. Mrs. John E. Bailey 6-2 6-4
Ruth Shedden d. Mrs. Arthur V. Duncan 6-1 6-0
Stella Wilbourn d. Mrs. Nathaniel Davis 6-1 6-3
Grace LeRoy d. Bessie Holden 6-1 6-0
Kitty McKane (GB) d. Louise Dixon 6-1 6-0

Helen Gilleaudeau Lockhorn d. Hildegarde Taylor 6-2 6-3
Phyllis Walsh d. Mary Case 6-2 6-2
Ruth Reise d. Beatrice Sheridan 6-0 6-1
Eleanor Goss d. Penelope Anderson 6-2 6-0
Edith Sigourney d. Katherine Gardner 6-4 7-5
Elizabeth Corbiere d. Theodora Sohst 6-1 6-2
Gertrude Hopper-bye
Phyllis Covell (GB)-bye

2nd Round

Mallory d. Scharman 6-3 6-4
MacDonald d. Huff 6-2 3-6 6-1
Hooker d. Heaton 6-3 7-5
Beamish d. Fuller 6-0 6-1
Bancroft d. Moore 6-2 6-3
Stenz d. Batchelor 6-2 6-2
Sherwood d. Ellis 6-1 7-5
Clayton d. Mills 7-5 6-3

Wills d. Baker 6-1 6-0
Falk d. Green 5-7 6-4 6-2
Shedden d. Wilbourn 6-1 6-4
McKane d. LeRoy 6-1 6-0
Goss d. Reise 6-2 6-0
Lockhorn d. Walsh 6-2 6-2
Sigourney d. Corbierre 6-0 6-4
Covell d. Hopper 6-0 6-0

3rd Round

Mallory d. MacDonald 6-3 6-2
Hooker d. Beamish default
Bancroft d. Stenz 9-11 6-2 6-3
Clayton d. Sherwood 6-1 6-2

Wills d. Falk 6-0 6-1
McKane d. Shedden 6-1 6-1
Goss d. Lockhorn 6-2 6-2
Covell d. Sigourney 6-4 6-1

Quarterfinals

Mallory d. Hooker 6-3 6-1
Clayton d. Bancroft 6-3 6-1
Wills d. McKane 2-6 6-2 7-5
Goss d. Covell 6-1 2-6 8-6

Semifinals

Mallory d. Clayton 6-4 6-2
Wills d. Goss 6-4 6-0

Final

Helen Wills d. Molla Mallory 6-2 6-1



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Doubles (Draw=31)

1st Round

Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Mabel Clayton (GB)-bye
Ceres Baker/Lilian Scharman d. Laura Pope/Ruth Reise 6-4 6-2
Marie Batchelor/Helen Collingwood d. Mrs John Bailey/Christina Stanwix 6-2 6-1
Helen Hooker/Mayme MacDonald d. Gertrude Chisholm/Caroma Winn 6-1 2-6 6-3
Eleanor Goss/Hazel Wightman d. Mrs B. Koukel/Dorothy Richardson 6-1 6-0
Anna Fuller/Marguerite Ginn d. Winifred Ellis/Elsie Pritchard 7-5 6-4
Edith Moore/Hildegarde Taylor d. Elizabeth Corbiere/Ruth Shedden 6-1 6-2
Maud Barger-Wallach/Mary Leachman d. Gwendolyn Burt/Virginia Travell 8-6 7-5

Helen Lockhorn/Morris d. Martha Bayard/Katherine Gardner 6-3 3-6 6-3
Edith Sigourney/Phyllis Walsh d. Mrs John C. Brush/Theodora Sohst 6-2 6-0
Penelope Anderson/Rosamund Newton d. Caroline Bannister/Marguerita Strasler 6-3 6-2
Florence Ballin/Laura Mills d. Mary Case/Gertrude Hopper 8-10 6-0 6-3
Louise Dixon/Agnes Sherwood d. Julie Stenz/Dorothy Waring 6-1 6-4
Dorothy Briggs/Louise Raymond d. Augusta Schmitz/Stella Wilbourn 6-1 6-3
Adelaide Green/Marie Wagner d. Augusta Chapman/Marion Chapman default
Phyllis Covell (GB)/Kitty McKane (GB) d. Jessie Gott/Ida Huff 6-1 6-0

2nd Round

Baker/Scharman d. Clayton/Beamish 2-6 6-4 6-2
Hooker/MacDonald d. Batchelor/Collingwood 6-4 5-7 6-1
Barger-Wallach/Leachman d. Edith Moore/J. S. Taylor 6-2 6-3
Goss/Wightman d. Fuller/Ginn 6-0 6-0

Lockhorn/Morris d. Sigourney/Walsh 6-3 6-4
Anderson/Newton d. Ballin/Mills 6-3 6-4
Briggs/Raymond d. Dixon/Sherwood 8-6 6-4
Covell/Mckane d. Green/Marie Wagner 6-1 6-2

Quarterfinals

Baker/Scharman d. Hooker/MacDonald 6-3 6-4
Goss/Wightman d. Barger-Wallach/Leachman 6-0 6-0
Lockhorn/Morris d. Anderson/Newton 6-4 6-2
Covell/McKane d. Briggs/Raymond 6-2 7-5

Semifinals

Goss/Wightman d. Baker/Scharman 6-1 6-1
Covell/Mckane d. Lockhorn/Morris 6-0 6-2

Final

Phyllis Covell/Kitty McKane d. Eleanor Goss/Hazel Wightman 2-6 6-2 6-1

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Draw Notes:

Missing Names for:

Mrs John E. Bailey was a member of West Side Tennis Club
Mrs John C Brush
Mrs Nathanial Davis
Mrs Arthur V. Duncan
Mrs B. Koukel (doubles only)
Mrs. S. G. Leon

Gwendolyn Burt=Mrs L. M. Burt
Gertrude Chisholm=Mrs Alex Chisholm, nee Gertrude Della Torre
Winifred Ellis=Mrs Walter Ellis
Dorothy Richardson partnered Mrs Kukol throughout the summer of 1923 (also listed as Miss M. Ricahrdson)
Ruth Riese=Mrs A.F. Riese of Saginaw, Michigan

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Sources:

The New York Times
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Summary:

6,000 show for the finals. Mrs. Wightman's new international competition brought a British contingent to the US to inaugurate a new stadium at Forest Hills. Outside of the final attendance was dismal, with only 1,500 showing for the semifinals.

From "Ayre's Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1924)

By Arthur Wallis Myers

"Molla Mallory, Mabel Clayton, Helen Wills and Eleanor Goss came to the semi-finals; the first two quite easily, the last two only after a perilously close fight. Mrs Mallory was unlucky in that Geraldine Beamish retired through indisposition in the third round; she needed and did not get a tight, exacting match before she met Miss Wills in the final. Mrs Clayton was always too quick on the ball and too vigorous in stowing it away in the forehand for Leslie Bancroft, who had been 'laid up' since her return from Europe.

"Miss Wills had an extraordinary match with Kathleen McKane. The latter won the opening set as surely as she lost the second, but since Miss Wills went forward to lead 5-1 in the final set the reader will be right if he assumes that she had found a way to check Miss McKane's success, and, as in the international match, was proving that her backhand strokes had more aggression and accuracy than Miss McKane's, while her service was unquestionably superior. It would also have been near the mark if it had been assumed that Miss Wills faltered a little when victory was so near, lost both her length and her accuracy, and almost appeared to have thrown the match away.

"But it is necessary to explain that Miss McKane, once the thought of progressive defeat left her mind, braced with great resolution and won the four games in succession which brought her level with some finely-pointed shots in which the well-angled volley shone forth. Also her service increased in speed and resolution; it had previously been a relatively weak stroke. But after 5-5 it was Miss McKane who failed, and Miss Wills who 'came back'. The former served two double faults in the eleventh game - a fatal concession at such a crisis; the latter never served better than in the twelfth game, which decided the issue.

"If Miss McKane had won the match - her great recovery, when all seemed lost, almost entitled her to win it - I doubt whether she would now be the champion of the United States. Mrs Mallory might have beaten her again, or even Miss Goss, who at that time still survived. But Miss Wills was almost certain to beat Mrs Mallory in the final if she reproduced the form which had won her (at one stage) eleven games out of fourteen against Miss McKane.

"Phyllis Covell was decidedly unlucky not to beat Miss Goss. Had there been no ten minutes' rest after the second set the tactical and moral ascendancy which she had then gained would, I had little doubt at the time, have carried her on to safe victory in the third set. She was showing remarkable powers of anticipation, had command of her ground strokes, and was coming to volley just at the proper time and (when in) was applying the finishing touch, never with arrogance, but always with decision.

"And then in the ever-close final set, when every ace was influential, there was more than one faulty line decision - or so they appeared to the observer - against Mrs Covell. Miss Goss saw one of them and, without ostentation, purposefully lost the next stroke; but these unfortunate incidents (they have happened at Wimbledon and in Paris, and cannot be definitely ensured against anywhere) had a subconscious effect on Mrs Covell's play for the rest of the match. She served a costly double fault, and she missed one or two chances after openings had been created. Yet Miss Goss had earned her victory by sterling play. She showed none of that tendency to 'fall down' over easy balls that, with all her modern equipment, had marred her play on the Riviera and in England.

"Even though Miss Wills beat her, 6-4, 6-0, in the semi-final, the score in no way does justice to her fighting persistence, nor to the high quality of almost every rally. The match, indeed, was about as good a modern ladies' single as you could wish to see; every stroke in the game was played.

"Mrs Mallory beat Mrs Clayton for the third time, but she had some trouble to take the opening set at 6-4. This was a characteristic Mallory triumph - sheer weight of drive and industrious court covering bearing down an opponent who, against such inexorable tenacity, cuold not maintain her accuracy and had no volleying equipment to support her drives.

"The final round was one-sided. In each of the two sets Miss Wills won 31 strokes to the 17 of Mrs Mallory. This does not mean that Miss Wills was nearly twice as good as the holder. It means that after Mrs Mallory had led 2-1, Miss Wills, having shaken off a natural nervousness, dominated the situation. She was fortunate in that Mrs Mallory, for once, seemed to lose her inherent buoyancy and some of her concentration, so essential to her success.

"As net umpire (my duties were of the lightest) I had a good opportunity of watching faces, and I saw that of the holder strayed occasionally between the rallies in the direction of Hazel Wightman, who, the best woman strategist in America, had, before the match, coached Miss Wills, as, of course, she was perfectly entitled to do and would quite naturally do to a young player of her own California. But if we agreed that Mrs Mallory was not at her best, our conviction is sure that Miss Wills not only deserved her conclusive triumph but had earned it by superior strokes and greater versatility. She won three love games in the first set; indeed, on going from 1-2 to 5-2 she lost only one point. In the second set there were three deuce games, but the sixth game of the second set was won by Wills after her opponent led 40-15."
 

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1924 UNITED STATES NATIONAL WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 17-24
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York, New York, United States
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=59)


1st Round

Helen Wills [1] d. Mrs. L. Beaupre (Canada) 6-0 6-0
Helene Pollak Falk d. Ethel Smith 6-2 6-0
Ceres Baker Sackett d. Gertrude Hopper 6-3 6-3
Margaret Blake d. Jessie Gott 6-1 6-0
Marion Jessup [5] d. Marie Batchelor 6-0 6-4
Mary Case d. Virginia Carpenter default
Marion Leighton d. Agnes Sherwood 6-0 6-0
Edith Handy d. Mrs John C. Collingwood default

Mayme MacDonald [6] d. Martha Hollister 6-0 6-0
Rosamund Newton-bye
Hildegarde Taylor-bye
Theodora Sohst-bye
Mary Browne [3] d. Mrs. Samuel Waring 6-2 6-1
Penelope Anderson d. Naomi Thompson 6-3 6-3
Leslie Bancroft d. Gladys Hawk 6-1 6-0
Anna Fuller d. Elsie Pritchard 6-3 6-4

Eleanor Goss [4] d. Margarita Ginn 6-1 6-2
Mrs. B. E. Cole d. Penelope Davies 6-4 6-3
Eleanora Sears d. Ida Huff 6-3 7-5
Isabella Mumford d. Mrs. John E. Bailey 6-3 6-1
Martha Bayard [8] d. Mrs. James McMillan 6-0 6-0
Mrs. B. F. Stenz d. Alice Francis 7-5 6-2
Katherine Gardner d. Mrs. J. C. Brush 6-4 6-0
Katherine Porter d. Catherine Cauldwell default

Edith Sigourney [7] d. Vandy Cape 6-0 6-2
Mrs. Robert LeRoy d. Elizabeth Hugus 6-1 6-1
Edna Houser Roeser d. Louise Cattus 6-0 6-0
Mildred Williard d. Florence Sheldon 6-3 6-3
Caroline Bannister d. Mrs. Martin Vorhaus 6-4 5-7 6-3
Mrs. Arthur Duncan d. Mrs. Warren Lewis 6-3 6-2
Caroma Winn-bye
Molla Mallory [2]-bye

2nd Round

Wills [1] d. Falk 6-0 6-0
Sackett d. Blake 7-5 4-6 6-3
Jessup [5] d. Case 6-0 6-0
Leighton d. Handy 12-10 6-3
MacDonald [6] d. Newton 6-2 6-2
Taylor d. Sohst 7-5 6-1
Browne [3]d. Anderson 6-2 6-1
Bancroft d. Fuller 6-2 6-1

Goss [4] d. Cole 4-6 6-4 6-3
El. Sears d. Mumford 8-6 6-3
Bayard [8] d. Stenz 6-3 6-2
Gardner d. Porter default
Sigourney [7] d. LeRoy 6-3 6-3
Roeser d. Williard 6-4 6-1
Bannister d. Duncan 6-3 6-0
Mallory [2] d. Winn 6-1 6-0

3rd Round

Wills [1] d. Sackett 6-2 6-1
Jessup [5] d. Leighton 6-1 6-1
MacDonald [6] d. Taylor 6-4 6-2
Browne [3] d. Bancroft 6-1 6-2

Goss [4] d. El. Sears 6-0 6-1
Bayard [8] d. Gardner 6-2 6-4
Roeser d. Sigourney [7] 6-3 8-6
Mallory [2] d. Bannister 6-0 6-0

Quarterfinals

Wills [1] d. Jessup [5] 6-3 6-3
Browne [3] d. MacDonald [6] 6-2 5-7 6-4
Goss [4] d. Bayard [8] 8-6 6-4
Mallory [2] d. Roeser 6-1 6-1

Semifinals

Wills [1] d. Browne [3] 6-4 4-6 6-3
Mallory [2] d. Goss [4] 6-3 6-4

Final

Helen Wills [1] d. Molla Mallory [2] 6-1 6-3

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Doubles (Draw=33)

1st Round


Wightman/Wills d. Stenz/Winn 6-4 6-1

2nd Round

Goss/Jessup d. Blake/Fuller 6-1 6-0
Francis/Williard d. G. Dwyer/M. Dwyer 6-2 6-3
Cole/Godfree d. Candee/Sohst 6-2 6-1
Chapman/Leighton
Bancroft/Sigourney d. MacDonald/Raymond 6-1 6-4
Cape/H. Smith
Mallory/El. Sears d. Cragin/Pritchard 6-1 6-1
Barger-Wallach/Wagner d. Bannister/Vorhaus 6-2 6-2

Browne/Dudley d. Anderson/Mumford 6-2 (or 4) 6-2
Bayard/Gardner d. Porter 'and partner' default
Handy/Newton d. W. Lewis/N. Thompson default
Batchelor/J. S. Taylor d. Case/Hopper 6-4 6-4
Roeser/Waring d.
LeRoy/Sherwood d. Cattus/Gott 6-2 6-2
Ballin/Hutchins d. Bailey/Hugus 7-5 6-0
Wightman/Wills d. Binzen/Stanwix 6-0 6-2


3rd Round

Goss/Jessup d. Francis/Williard ????(default?)
Cole/Godfree d. Chapman/Leighton 6-3 6-4
Bancroft/Sigourney d. Cape/H. Smith 6-1 6-1
Mallory/El. Sears d. Barger-Wallach/Wagner 6-1 6-1

Browne/Dudley d. Bayard/Gardner 6-4 6-2
Handy/Newton d. Batchelor/J. S. Taylor 6-2 7-5
Roeser/Waring d. LeRoy/Sherwood 4-6 8-6 6-1
Wightman/Wills d. Ballin/Hutchins 6-2 6-3

Quarterfinals


Goss/Jessup d. Cole/Godfree 6-2 6-3
Bancroft/Sigourney d. Mallory/El. Sears 6-2 6-1
Browne/Dudley d. Handy/Newton 6-2 6-4
Wightman/Wills d. Roeser/Waring 6-3 6-2

Semifinals

Goss/Jessup d. Bancroft/Sigourney 6-2 6-3
Wightman/Wills d. Browne/Dudley 9-7 6-1

Final


Hazel Wightman/Helen Wills d. Eleanor Goss/Marion Jessup 6-4 6-3

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Draw Notes:

Mrs Horace Dudley=former Mrs. R. Williams, who won US dubs 3 times with Browne from 1913-14 and 1921.


Missing full names for:

Mrs John C. Bailey (md by 1921) from Baltimore
Mrs L. Beaupre (md by 1920). Originally from Canada, bt 1924 a member of West Side Club
Mrs J. C. Brush (md by 1921)
Mrs John C. Collingwood
Mrs Arthur Duncan
Mrs Warren Lewis
Mrs Martin Vorhaus



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Sources:

The New York Times

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Summary:

The doubles match between Barger-Wallach (54)/Wagner (41) and Mallory (32 or 40)/Sears (42) may be a record for the oldest combined age in a grand slam ladies doubles. Their combined age wass 170 years and spare change! This is if one accepts Mallory's DOB as 1892. If she was older (as some have maintained) and was born in 1884 the combined ages were 178!
Draw Notes:




8,000 are present for the finals.
 

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1925

Dates: August 17-24
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York, New York, US
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round


Elizabeth Ryan d. Caroma Winn 6-0 6-0
Ida Huff d. Katherine Gardner 6-3 6-3
Muriel Bremner d. Elsie Pritchard 4-6 6-3 8-6
Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d. Julie Stenz 5-7 6-1 6-1
Marion Jessup d. Ethel Smith 6-0 6-2
Edith Guiler d. G. Gallery 6-2 2-6 6-1
Anna Godfrey d. Mrs. John E. Bailey 6-1 6-2
Kitty McKane (GB) d. Hildegarde Taylor 6-0 6-2

Molla Mallory d. Alice Francis 6-1 6-2
Phoebe Grierson d. Jessie Gott 6-1 6-1
Dorothy Letson d. Maud Barger-Wallach 6-3 6-2
Anne Townsend d. Lilian Hester 6-3 6-3
Penelope Anderson d. Mildred Brock 6-3 6-0
Helen Jacobs d. Lois Bickle (Can) 6-0 6-3
Gladys Hawk d. Eleanora Sears 6-4 6-4
Evelyn Colyer (GB) d. Betty Weymouth (GB) 6-1 6-0

Helen Wills d. Helene Falk 6-2 6-3
Anna Hubbard d. Eleanor Cottman 6-1 6-1
May Bundy d. Edith Handy 6-1 6-0
Charlotte Hosmer d. Christina Stanwix 6-3 6-0
Mary Browne d. Theodora Sohst 6-1 6-1
Margaret Blake d. Virginia Carpenter 6-4 6-1
Edna Roeser d. Phyllis Rykert (Can) 6-1 6-1
Joan Fry (GB) d. Peggy Loughrane 6-0 6-0

Eleanor Goss d. Francis Bates 6-0 6-1
Grace LeRoy d. Adelaide Green 5-7 6-2 8-6
Elisabeth Corbiere d. Rosamund Newton default
Sarah Madeira d. Mrs. F. W. Harper 7-5 12-10
Marion Williams d. Florence Sheldon 6-2 6-3
Mrs. Charles Boehm d. Helen Collingwood 6-4 6-3
Edith Sigourney d. Martha Bayard 8-6 6-3
Dorothea Chambers (GB) d. Molly Thayer 6-4 4-6 6-2

2nd Round


Ryan d. Huff 6-2 6-1
Harvey d. Bremner 6-0 6-0
Jessup d. Guiler 6-0 6-0
McKane d. Godfrey 6-1 6-0
Mallory d. Grierson 6-0 6-0
Townsend d. Letson 6-2 2-6 6-4
Anderson d. Jacobs 6-4 4-6 6-3
Colyer d. Hawk 7-5 6-2

Wills d. Hubbard 6-1 6-0
Sutton Bundy d. Hosmer 2-6 6-4 6-3
Browne d. Blake 6-2 6-1
Fry d. Roeser 6-2 6-3
Goss d. LeRoy 6-2 6-0
Corbiere d. Madeira 6-2 6-3
Williams d. Boehm 6-0 6-1
Chambers d. Sigourney 7-5 6-1

3rd Round

Ryan d. Harvey 6-0 6-3
McKane d. Jessup 6-0 6-0
Mallory d. Townsend 6-3 6-4
Anderson d. Colyer 7-5 7-5

Wills d. Bundy 6-3 6-2
Fry d. Browne 2-6 6-4 6-3
Goss d. Corbiere 6-1 6-0
Chambers d. Williams 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

McKane d. Ryan 3-6 7-5 6-2
Mallory d. Anderson 6-2 6-1
Wills d. Fry 4-6 6-0 6-3
Goss d. Chambers 6-2 11-9

Semifinals

McKane d. Mallory 4-6 7-5 8-6
Wills d. Goss 3-6 6-0 6-2

Final

Helen Wills d. Kitty McKane 3-6 6-0 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=36)


1st Round

Penelope Anderson/Martha Bayard d. Mrs John E. Bailey/Christina Stanwix 6-0 6-3
Evelyn Colyer (GB)/Kitty McKane (GB) d. Charlotte Hosmer/Helen Jacobs 6-4 6-2
Mary Browne/Helen Wills d. Molla Mallory/Marion Williams 8-6 6-3
Edna Roeser/Julie Stenz d. Joan Fry (GB)/Adelaide Green 8-6 6-1

2nd Round


May Bundy/Elizabeth Ryan d. Louise Candee/Emily Weaver 6-1 6-2
Muriel Bremner/Phoebe Grierson d. Gertrude Chisholm/Vandy Hall 7-5 6-3
Virginia Carpenter/Sarah Madeira d. Mrs Charles Boehm/Eleanor Cottman 6-2 1-6 6-4
Margaret Blake/Anna Hubbard d. Jessie Gott/Edith Guiler 6-1 6-1
Eleanor Goss/Marion Jessup d. Augusta Chapman/Louise Raymond 6-2 6-2
Maud Barger-Wallach/L. M. Burt d. Gladys Hawk/Dorothy Letson 6-3 7-9 9-7
Molly Thayer/Anne Townsend d. Helen Collingwood/Caroma Winn 6-1 6-2
Colyer/McKane d. Anderson/Bayard 6-0 6-3

Browne/Wills d. Roeser/Stenz 6-2 6-1
Theodora Sohst/Hildegarde Taylor d. Edith Handy/Grace LeRoy 6-4 1-6 6-4
Florence Ballin/Lois Bickle (Can) d. Mildred Brock/Phyllis Rykert (Can) 6-1 6-0
Alice Francis/Elsie Pritchard d. G. Gallery/Mrs F. Harper 3-6 6-2 6-0
Ethel Smith/Elsie Weymouth d. Mrs Coumbe/Helen McAuslan 6-0 6-3
Katherine Gardner/Lilian Hester d. Mrs John Brush/Therese Duble 6-3 8-6
Elizabeth Corbiere/Edith Sigourney d. Ida Huff/Florence Sheldon 6-3 6-3
Dorothea Chambers (GB)/Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d. Eleanora Sears/Anna Godfrey 6-2 6-3

3d Round

Bundy/Ryan d. Bremner/Grierson 6-1 6-0
Blake/Hubbard d. Carpenter/Madeira 6-3 6-0
Goss/Jessup d. Barger-Wallach/Burt 6-0 6-0
Colyer/McKane d. Thayer/Townsend 6-2 6-2

Browne/Wills d. Sohst/J.S. Taylor 6-2 6-0
Ballin/Bickle d. Francis/Pritchard 7-5 6-2
Gardner/Hester d. Smith/Weymouth 6-4 6-1
Chambers/Harvey d. Corbiere/Sigourney 6-4 6-4

Quarterfinals


Bundy/Ryan d. Blake/Hubbard 6-2 6-0
Goss/Jessup d. Colyer/McKane 2-6 6-2 6-2
Browne/Wills d. Ballin/Bickle 6-0 6-0
Chambers/Harvey d. Gardner/Hester 6-1 6-1

Semifinals

Bundy/Ryan d. Goss/Jessup 6-4 6-3
Browne/Wills d. Chambers/Harvey 6-3 6-2

Final

Mary Browne/Helen Wills d. May Bundy/Elizabeth Ryan 6-4 6-3

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Draw notes:

For the Mixed Doubles held at Longwood please see: http://www.tennisforum.com/65476753-post6.html

In exact draw order. There were 11 seeds, 6 American and 5 British. The exact seeds are unknown but the NT indicates all 11 seeds made the 3R.

Comments on names and players

Mrs Chisholm=nee Gertrude Della Torre.
Mrs John C. Collingwood=Helen ????
Mrs Frederick Martin Letson=Dorothy Walker Waring, who divorced Samuel H Waring in 1923.
Phylls S Rykert (active as lare as 1928) is from Ottawa, Canada.
Betty Weymouth is called "Elsie" Weymouth at Forest Hills by the NYT, which tells us she from England. She is also listed as E. B. Weymouth, perhaps giving us an Elise Betty Weymouth who preferred to be called "Betty."

Missing full names for:

Mrs. John E. Bailey. Possibly=Mrs L. E. Bailey of Chicago.
Mrs Charles Boehm (Doubles only). From Baltimore, Md. Ranked #2 in Middle States for 1925.
Mrs John Brush (Doubles)
Mrs Coumbe (Doubles only)
Miss G. Gallery
Mrs F. W. Harper

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Source:

1926 Wright and Ditson Lawn Tennis Guide, pages 21-24.

By, ALLISON D. "MISS WILLS RETAINS TWO TENNIS TITLES." New York Times (1923-Current file): 13. Aug 25 1925. ProQuest. Web. 21 Mar. 2016 .

"64 WOMEN PLAYERS IN NATIONAL TENNIS." New York Times (1923-Current file): 1. Aug 16 1925. ProQuest. Web. 21 Mar. 2016
[mentions 11 seeds (the most ever at this date) but frustratingly is not specific!]

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Summary:

The cast was especially amazing this year. The participation of many old, present and future champions of the age gave this edition extra panache. Champions of 20 years ago (May Sutton Bundy, Eleanora Sears), a decade earlier (Mary Browne, Elizabeth Ryan) joined the likes of Molla Mallory and Helen Wills in the field. The participation of the English Wightman Cup team (here before in 1923) gave Forest Hills an international flavor lacking in 1922. With all that future champion Helen Jacobs, making her debut here, went largely unnoticed.

Wills takes permanent possession of the cup with her 3rd US nationals in a row before a Monday finals crowd of 7,000. With her win over Kitty McKane in the finals Helen establishes a clear lead of 4-2 in their rivalry. After losing the first set Helen's shots only increased in pace as her foe tired, a pattern that followed the semis where Wills "raked her opponent's court with blistering shots".

The match that "enthralled " all was the semi tussle between Mallory and McKane. "Marvelous Molla" was 2 points from a win at 5-3 when Kitty clawed back by taking the net. At 5-4 Molla was 6 times within two points of victory, only to see Kitty's volleys repeatedly dig her out of trouble. McKane got the game winning point to tie at 5-5 when Molla's passing shot clipped the net and bounced back. When it ended the pair got the biggest ovation of the week that even had the loser smiling as she left thew court.

McKane had upset Elizabeth Ryan in the quarters. Ryan was an American expatriate who lived in England and was entered in her own championships for the first time ever. She was a co-favorite coming in, having upset Helen Wills at Seabrigh

Thanks to Hugues Daniels for pointing out how strong the draw was this year.
 
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