Jack Wright (tennis)

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Jack Wright (born November 11, 1901 in Nelson, British Columbia, died September 1949 in Montreal, Quebec) was a noted Canadian tennis player.[1]

Wright captured the Canadian National tennis tournament singles title three times, in 1927, 1929, and 1931, and the doubles title four times, in with Willard Crocker in 1923, 1925, and 1929, and once with Marcel Rainville, in 1931.

Wright competed in the U.S. National Championship for singles tennis five times and reached the round of 16 twice, in 1924 and 1927. He lost in the first round of Wimbledon in 1929, to Wilbur Coen in four sets, in his only appearance there.

Wright was inducted into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1955 and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1972. He was inducted into the McGill Redmen Hall of Fame in 2000.

Wright played 14 Davis Cup ties for Canada, over 11 years. He had 6 wins against 20 losses in singles and went 3 and 11 in doubles.[2]

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  1. ^ "Canada Sports Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
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