|Full name||Irving Christian Wright|
May 13, 1882|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|US Open||QF (1915, 1920)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||F (1917)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||W (1917, 1918)|
|Last updated on: January 14, 2013.|
Irving Christian Wright was an American male tennis player who was active in the early 20th century.
In 1907 Irving won the Long Island Lawn Tennis Championship. In 1917 he won the U.S. National Championship mixed doubles championship with Norwegian Molla Bjurstedt by defeating Bill Tilden and Florence Ballin in three sets. The next year he successfully defended the title, this time partnering Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, winning against Molla Bjurstedt and Fred Alexander in straight sets.
Irving was the son of George Wright, an American baseball pioneer and one of the founders of the Wright & Ditson sporting goods firm and the brother of U.S. Championship winner and Olympic gold medalist Beals Wright. Together they won the men's doubles title at the Canadian Tennis Championship four times (1902, 1903, 1904, 1905).
Grand Slam finals
|1917||U.S. Championships||Harry Johnson|| Fred Alexander
|9–11, 4–6, 4–6|
|1917||U.S. Championships||Molla Bjurstedt|| Florence Ballin
|10–12, 6–1, 6–3|
|1918||U.S. Championships||Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman|| Molla Bjurstedt