1948 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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1948 U.S. National Championships
Champion   United States Pancho Gonzales[1]
Runner-up   South Africa Eric Sturgess[1]
Final score   6–2, 6–3, 14–12
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
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WC Singles      
WC Doubles      
U.S. National Championships
 < 1947 1949 > 

Pancho Gonzales defeated Eric Sturgess 6–2, 6–3, 14–12 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1948 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. Pancho Gonzales is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. United States Frank Parker (Quarterfinalist)
  2. Australia Adrian Quist (Fourth round)
  3. United States Bill Talbert (Fourth round)
  4. Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Drobný (Semifinalist)
  5. United States Gardnar Mulloy (Fourth round)
  6. Australia Bill Sidwell (Third round)
  7. United States Robert Falkenburg (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Australia Geoffrey Brown (Second round)
  1. United States Earl Cochell (Quarterfinalist)
  2. South Africa Eric Sturgess (Finalist)
  3. United States Harry Likas (Quarterfinalist)
  4. Australia Colin Long (Second round)
  5. United States Vic Seixas (Fourth round)
  6. Australia Frank Sedgman (Fourth round)
  7. United States Pancho Gonzales (Champion)
  8. Argentina Enrique Morea (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Final eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  United States Frank Parker 6 6 5 3    
15  United States Pancho Gonzales 8 2 7 6    
  15  United States Pancho Gonzales 8 11 6 6    
  4  Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Drobný 10 9 0 3    
7  United States Robert Falkenburg 6 1 3    
  4  Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Drobný 8 6 6      
    15  United States Pancho Gonzales 6 6 14    
  10  South Africa Eric Sturgess 2 3 12    
  10  South Africa Eric Sturgess 6 8 3 5 6  
9  United States Earl Cochell 2 6 6 7 3  
10  South Africa Eric Sturgess 9 6 6    
     United States Herbie Flam 7 3 2      
   United States Herbie Flam 2 6 6 6  
  11  United States Harry Likas 6 4 1 0    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  United States Parker 6 6 6      
     United States Bogley 2 1 0      
      1  United States Parker 6 6 6      
       United States Lohstoeter 0 1 0      
     Mexico Palafox w/o        
     United States Lohstoeter            
      1  United States Parker 6 7 6    
      14  Australia Sedgman 4 5 3    
     United States Paton 6 5 3 6 6  
     United States Bicknell 4 7 6 3 2  
       United States Paton 2 11 2    
      14  Australia Sedgman 6 13 6      
     United States Morris 4 2 2    
    14  Australia Sedgman 6 6 6      
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    15  United States Gonzales 8 6 6      
     Czechoslovakia Hecht 6 3 1      
      15  United States Gonzales 6 6 6      
       United States Ganzenmuller 3 2 3      
     United States Bostick 8 3 6 6 6
     United States Ganzenmuller 6 6 4 8 8  
      15  United States Gonzales 6 2 3 6 6
       United States Larsen 2 6 6 3 2
     United States Larsen 7 2 3 6 7  
     United States Molloy 5 6 6 4 5  
       United States Larsen 4 6 8 6  
      6  Australia Sidwell 6 2 6 4    
     Norway Lie 0 3 3    
    6  Australia Sidwell 6 6 6      
 

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    7  United States Falkenburg 6 1 6 6    
     United States Richards 4 6 3 3    
      7  United States Falkenburg 6 4 3 6 10  
 United States Patty 6 6 6 6          United States Patty 1 6 6 4 8  
 United Kingdom Mottram 4 8 1 3        United States Patty 6 6 6    
 United States Saul 8 8 6          United States Saul 3 4 3      
 United States Burrows 6 6 3           7  United States Falkenburg 8 6 6    
 United States Carter 6 6 6            United States Carter 6 3 4    
 United States Carver 1 3 4          United States Carter 6 7 6      
 Canada Rochon 6 8 6          Canada Rochon 3 5 0      
 United States Mattmann 3 6 3            United States Carter 6 6 6    
 United States Brown 6 6 6 6          United States Brown 4 3 4      
 United States Brink 3 8 3 2        United States Brown 6 6 6    
12  Australia Long 6 8 6         12  Australia Long 2 3 4      
 United States Mateer 3 6 4      

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
13  United States Seixas 6 6 6      
 United States McGrath 2 3 1         13  United States Seixas 6 6 6      
 United States Match 6 6 6          United States Match 3 0 4      
 Romania Rurac 0 0 3           13  United States Seixas 6 6 6 5 9  
 United States Roddey 6 6 6            United States Vogt 3 8 3 7 7  
 United States Lynch 2 1 1          United States Roddey 7 6 3 4  
 United States Vogt 6 8 6          United States Vogt 9 3 6 6    
 United States Behrens 4 6 4           13  United States Seixas 4 7 4    
 United States Schwartz 6 0 6 5 6       4  Czechoslovakia Drobný 6 9 6    
 United States Bellis 0 6 4 7 2      United States Schwartz 4 7 5 3    
 United States Shea 3 14 6 6 6      United States Shea 6 5 7 6    
 United States Hoffman 6 16 3 3 1        United States Shea 7 4 2 6  
 United States Bartzen 6 6 6           4  Czechoslovakia Drobný 5 6 6 8    
 United States Dorfman 0 2 4          United States Bartzen 3 2 4    
4  Czechoslovakia Drobný 6 6 6         4  Czechoslovakia Drobný 6 6 6      
 United States Vincent 1 1 0      

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3  United States Talbert 6 6 4 6    
 United States Welsh 2 1 6 1       3  United States Talbert 7 6 6      
 Chile Balbiers 6 6 3 6        Chile Balbiers 5 2 3      
 United States Hobbs 2 2 6 2         3  United States Talbert 6 6 6      
 United States Garrett 6 7 6            United States Garrett 3 2 4      
 United States Tully 3 5 2          United States Garrett 6 6 4 6  
 Czechoslovakia Černík 6 6 6          Czechoslovakia Černík 4 3 6 2    
 United States Boys 2 2 4           3  United States Talbert 7 4 2 6 4
 United States Savitt 6 6 6           10  South Africa Sturgess 5 6 6 1 6
 United States Geller 1 3 3          United States Savitt 6 6 6      
 Australia Hopman 6 6 3 6        Australia Hopman 4 0 2      
 Canada Macken 2 4 6 3          United States Savitt 3 4 2    
 United States Thomas 6 3 6 6         10  South Africa Sturgess 6 6 6      
 United States Hippenstiel 3 6 4 3        United States Thomas 0 4 2    
10  South Africa Sturgess 6 6 6         10  South Africa Sturgess 6 6 6      
 United States Taylor 0 1 2      

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9  United States Cochell 6 6 4 6    
 United States Moylan 4 3 6 2       9  United States Cochell 4 8 4 6 6  
 United States Kovaleski 6 6 6          United States Kovaleski 6 6 6 4 3  
 United States Mouledous 3 1 3           9  United States Cochell 6 6 3 6    
 United States Steele, Jr. 6 6 4 6          United States Trabert 0 3 6 4    
 United States Hall 4 2 6 4        United States Steele, Jr. 3 7 6 3 4
 United States Trabert 6 6 8          United States Trabert 6 5 4 6 6  
 United States Kerdasha 1 4 6           9  United States Cochell 6 6 6    
 Cuba Weiss 6 6 4 6          Philippines Ampon 2 0 2    
 United States Hetzeck 2 3 6 3        Cuba Weiss 3 4 6 6 6  
     United States Mathey 6 6 2 1 4  
       Cuba Weiss 3 2 4    
       Philippines Ampon 6 6 6      
     Philippines Ampon 6 6 3 7  
    8  Australia Brown 1 4 6 5    
 

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    5  United States Mulloy 6 6 6      
     United States Massey 2 2 3      
      5  United States Mulloy 8 6 10      
       United States Wood 6 4 8      
     United States Masterson 5 6 3 7  
     United States Wood 7 1 6 9    
      5  United States Mulloy 4 5 6 6 3
       United States Flam 6 7 3 4 6
     Mexico Galvan 3 2 3      
     United States Flam 6 6 6      
       United States Flam 6 3 6 2 6
      16  Argentina Morea 3 6 1 6 0  
     United States Steiner 3 7 0    
    16  Argentina Morea 6 9 6      
 

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    11  United States Likas 6 6 7      
     France Abdesselam 3 2 5      
      11  United States Likas 6 6 6      
       United States Martin 2 4 4      
     United States Martin 6 6 6    
     United States Hanna 0 4 4      
      11  United States Likas 6 6 4 6  
      2  Australia Quist 2 3 6 4  
     United States Clark 2 9 6 6    
     United States Golden 6 7 1 4    
       United States Clark 5 6 3    
      2  Australia Quist 7 8 6      
     United States Shields 2 1 6 4  
    2  Australia Quist 6 6 2 6    
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York City]: New Chapter Press. p. 460. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed – The USLTA Men's Singles Champions, 1881-1966,. Barre: Barre Publishers. p. 124. OCLC 172306. 

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