Gerald Moss

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Gerald Moss
Full name Gerald H. Moss
Country  United States
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1955)
French Open 2R (1957)
US Open 3R (1954, 1956, 1960)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1954)[1]
Wimbledon QF (1961)[2]
US Open F (1955)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 3R (1956, 1962)[2]

Gerald 'Jerry' H. Moss is a retired American tennis player.

Career[edit]

Moss was the National Boys Under 18 Champion in 1951.[3]

In 1955 Moss was runner-up at the U.S. National Championships men's doubles title at the Longwood Cricket Club in Boston with compatriot Bill Quillian after a five-set defeat by Japanese Kosei Kamo and Atsushi Miyagi. Hurricane Diane roared through New England in August 1955, flooding the tennis courts and delaying the tournament for a week. When the tournament resumed many of the leading players such as Ken Rosewall, Tony Trabert, Lew Hoad and Vic Seixas had already left which devalued the men's doubles draw.[4]

In 1954 he reached the third round of the U.S. National Championships men's singles and was beaten by Australian legend Ken Rosewall. He equaled his best Grand Slam singles performance in 1956 and 1960.

In 1992 Moss was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.[5]

Grand Slam doubles finals[edit]

Runner-ups[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1955 U.S. Championships United States Bill Quillian Japan Kosei Kamo
Japan Atsushi Miyagi
3–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–1, 4–6


References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Open Results Archive
  2. ^ a b Wimbledon Results Archive
  3. ^ "USTA Boys Tournament History". USTA. 
  4. ^ "Earl Flops, Tournament Moves On". September 3, 2010. Bud Collins Tennis. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tennis Inductees". University of Miami. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 

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