John Van Ryn

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John Van Ryn
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Full name John William Van Ryn
Country  United States
Born (1905-06-30)June 30, 1905
Newport News, Virginia, USA
Died August 7, 1999(1999-08-07) (aged 94)
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Turned pro 1923 (amateur tour)
Retired 1945
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 8 (1929, A. Wallis Myers)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1933)
French Open QF (1931)
Wimbledon QF (1931)
US Open QF (1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1937)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open W (1931)
Wimbledon W (1929, 1930, 1931)
US Open W (1931, 1935)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 4R (1936)

John Van Ryn (June 30, 1905 - August 7, 1999) was an American tennis champion of the 1930s. He was primarily known as being a great doubles player with Wilmer Allison.

Van Ryn won the Men’s Doubles at Wimbledon three straight years (1929–31). He took two of the titles with Wilmer Allison and won the third with George Lott. In 1931, he was also successful with Lott at the French Championships. Van Ryn had an excellent record when he competed for the United States in Davis Cup, winning 22 of 24 encounters in a period of eight years. He was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1963.[2]

In 1930 he married tennis player Midge Gladman.

Grand Slam Record[edit]

  • Wimbledon
    • Men's Doubles champion: 1929, 1930, 1931

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles[edit]

Titles[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents in the final Score
1929 Wimbledon United States Wilmer Allison United Kingdom Ian Collins
United Kingdom Collin Gregory
6–4, 5–7, 6–3, 10–12, 6–4
1930 Wimbledon United States Wilmer Allison United States John Doeg
United States George Lott
6–3, 6–3, 6–2
1931 French Championships United States George Lott South Africa Vernon Kirby
South Africa Norman Farquharson
6–4, 6–3, 6–4
1931 Wimbledon United States George Lott France Jacques Brugnon
France Henri Cochet
6–2, 10–8, 9–11, 3–6, 6–3
1931 US National Championships United States Wilmer Allison United States Berkeley Bell
United States Gregory Mangin
6–4, 6–3, 6–2
1935 US National Championships United States Wilmer Allison United States Don Budge
United States Gene Mako
6–2, 6–3, 2–6, 3–6, 6–1

Finals[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents in the final Score
1930 US National Championships United States Wilmer Allison United States John Doeg
United States George Lott
6–8, 3–6, 6–3, 15–13, 4–6
1932 US National Championships United States Wilmer Allison Australia Keith Gledhill
United States Ellsworth Vines
4–6, 3–6, 2–6
1934 US National Championships United States Wilmer Allison United States George Lott
United States Lester Stoefen
4–6, 7–9, 6–3, 4–6
1935 Wimbledon United States Wilmer Allison Australia Jack Crawford
Australia Adrian Quist
3–6, 7–5, 2–6, 7–5, 5–7
1936 US National Championships United States Wilmer Allison United States Don Budge
United States Gene Mako
4–6, 2–6, 4–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Béla Kehrling, ed. (October 10, 1929). "Wallis Meyers a világ legjobb tenniszezőiről" [Wallis Myers on the best players of the world] (pdf). Tennisz és Golf (in Hungarian) (Budapest, Hungary: Bethlen Gábor irod. és Nyomdai Rt.) I (11): 262–263. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile John Van Ryn". International Tennis Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 

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