Leo Ware

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Leo Ware
Leo Ware.jpg
Full name Leonard Everett Ware
Country  United States
Born (1876-09-27)September 27, 1876
Roxbury, MA
Died December 28, 1914(1914-12-28) (aged 38)[1]
Elizabeth, NJ
Turned pro 1893 (amateur tour)
Retired 1902
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
College Harvard University
Singles
Highest ranking No.2 (U.S. ranking)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open SF (1897, 1898, 1899, 1901)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1897, 1898)

Leonard 'Leo' Everett Ware (September 27, 1876 – December 28, 1914) was an American male tennis player of Canadian origin. He won two titles in the men's doubles competition at the U.S. National Championships played at the Newport Casino, and reached the semifinals of the singles four times.

Ware won the interscholastic championship held in Newport, representing Roxbury Latin School.[2] He graduated from Harvard University in 1899 and represented Harvard in the intercollegiate tennis tournament, winning in the men's doubles in 1896, 1897 and 1898 and in the singles in 1898.[3][4]

He won the Canadian Championships in 1897, beating Edwin P. Fischer in the final, and again in 1898, defeating Malcolm Whitman in the final. In March 1898 he won the inaugural edition of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, held in Newton Centre, after defeating Holcombe Ward in the final in three straight sets.[5]

In 1896 he was ranked for the first time in the U.S. top 10 and in 1898 achieved his highest U.S. ranking of No.2 behind Malcolm Whitman.[2]

After his tennis career he became a banker and held several positions in the banking industry in Boston and New York. He died of pneumonia on December 28, 1914.[1]

Grand Slam record[edit]

U.S. National Championships[edit]

  • Doubles champion: 1897, 1898
  • Doubles finalist: 1899, 1901

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1897 U.S. Championships Grass United States George Sheldon United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Harold Mahony
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Harold Nisbet
11–13, 6–2, 9–7, 1–6, 6–1
Winner 1898 U.S. Championships Grass United States George Sheldon United States Holcombe Ward
United States Dwight Davis
1–6, 7–5, 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1899 U.S. Championships Grass United States George Sheldon United States Holcombe Ward
United States Dwight F. Davis
4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1901 U.S. Championships Grass United States Beals Wright United States Holcombe Ward
United States Dwight F. Davis
3–6, 7–9, 1–6

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Leonard E. Ware Dies" (PDF). The New York Times. December 29, 1914. 
  2. ^ a b "Varia". Lawn Tennis and Badminton - The Official Organ of the L.T.A. VIII (15): 179. 11 February 1915. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Championships (1883-1956)". Council of Ivy League Presidents. Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 455, 456, 476. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  5. ^ Robertson, Max (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 338. ISBN 9780047960420.