Carr Neel

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Carr Neel
Carr Neel.jpg
Full name Carr Baker Neel
Country  United States
Born October 30, 1873
St. Louis, Missouri
Died March 2, 1949 (aged 76)
Santa Clara, California
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open SF (1895, 1896)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1896)

Carr Baker Neel was an American male tennis player who was active in the late 19th century.

Tennis career[edit]

In 1896 Carr Neel won the men's doubles title at the U.S. National Championships. Together with his brother Sam Neel they were victorious over defending champions Robert Wrenn and Malcolm Chace.[1]

In 1896 he won the Western Tennis Championship beating George Wrenn in the final.[2] In 1899 he again won the tournament by defeating John Allen in the final and winning against Kreigh Collins in the challenge round.[3] They were the first Californians to win a title at the U.S. Championships.[4]

Neel was a double winner of the Niagara International Tennis Tournament tournament. He won the title in 1895 and successfully defended it in the 1896 Challenge Round against Fritz K. Ward in straight sets.[5][6]

Grand Slam doubles finals[edit]

Titles (1)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1896 U.S. Championships United States Sam Neel United States Malcolm Chance
United States Robert Wrenn
6–3, 1–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–1

Runner-ups (1)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1894 U.S. Championships United States Sam Neel United States Clarence Hobart
United States Fred Hovey
3–6, 6–8, 1–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 476. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ "Neel the Winner". The New York Times. July 23, 1896. pp. PDF. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Neel Wins in Chicago" (PDF). The New York Times. July 19, 1899. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Ohnsorg, Roger W. Robert Lindley Murray: The Reluctant U.S. Tennis Champion. Victoria, BC: Trafford On Demand Pub. p. 56. ISBN 978-1-4269-4514-4. 
  5. ^ "Neel Holds the Cup". The Daily Mail and Empire. Sep 1, 1896. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Ohnsorg, Roger W. Robert Lindley Murray: The Reluctant U.S. Tennis Champion. Victoria, BC: Trafford On Demand Pub. p. 338. ISBN 978-1-4269-4514-4. 

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