|Full name||Carolin Babcock Stark|
May 26, 1912|
Billings, Montana, USA
|Died||March 25, 1987
New York, NY, USA
|Highest ranking||No. 10 (1934)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|US Open||F (1932)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||1R (1934, 1936)|
|US Open||W (1936)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
Carolin Babcock Stark (May 26, 1912 – March 25, 1987) was a female tennis player from the United States. She won the women's doubles title with Marjorie Van Ryn at the 1936 U.S. Championships. Babcock was the runner-up in singles at the 1932 U.S. Championships, losing to Helen Hull Jacobs 6–2, 6–2. Stark also was the runner-up in women's doubles at the 1934, 1935, and 1937 editions of that tournament.
According to A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Babcock was ranked in the world top ten in 1934 and 1936, both years being ranked World No. 10. She was included in the year-end top ten rankings issued by the United States Tennis Association from 1932 through 1937. She was the third-ranked U.S. player in 1932 and 1934.
Babcock was born in Billings, Montana, and was graduated from the Marlborough School in Los Angeles in 1934. She was married to Richard Salisbury Stark. She died aged 74 at Southampton (Long Island) Hospital, New York, two days after suffering a stroke at her home in the North Haven section of Sag Harbor.
Grand Slam finals
- Runner-ups (1)
|Year||Championship||Opponents in Final||Score|
|1932||U.S. Championships||Helen Jacobs||2–6, 2–6|
- Titles (1)
|Year||Championship||Partner||Opponents in Final||Score|
|1936||U.S. Championships||Marjorie Gladman|| Helen Jacobs
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
|9–7, 2–6, 6–4|
Grand Slam singles tournament timeline
|Australian Championships||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0|
|French Championships||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||A||0 / 1|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||A||4R||A||3R||A||0 / 2|
|U.S. Championships||1R||2R||A||F||3R||SF||QF||QF||3R||0 / 8|
|SR||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 3||0 / 1||0 / 2||0 / 1||0 / 11|
A = did not participate in the tournament.
SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.
- Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 702. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.
- United States Tennis Association (1988). 1988 Official USTA Tennis Yearbook. Lynn, Massachusetts: H.O. Zimman, Inc. p. 260.
- Carolin Stark Is Dead; Tennis Star in 1930s