Malcolm Chace

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Malcolm Chace
Malcolm Chace.jpg
Full name Malcolm G. Chace
Country  United States
Born (1875-03-12)March 12, 1875
Valley Falls, Rhode Island
Died July 16, 1955(1955-07-16) (aged 80)
Massachusetts
Turned pro 1890 (amateur tour)
Retired 1910
Int. Tennis HOF 1961 (member page)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 3 (1895 U.S. ranking)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open SF (1894)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1895)

Malcolm G. Chace (March 12, 1875 – July 16, 1955) was an American amateur tennis player whose highest ranking was U.S. No. 3 in 1895.

Biography[edit]

Chace was born in Valley Falls, Rhode Island and played for both Harvard and Yale. When he graduated from Yale in 1896, he also retired from tennis, but not before setting a record by winning the US Intercollegiate Singles and Doubles titles for three consecutive years (1893–95).[1]

In July 1894 he won the Tuxedo tournament in New York defeating Clarence Hobart in the final in five sets.[2] He successfully defended his title the following year when he was victorious against future seven-time U.S. Championship winner Bill Larned in straight sets.[3]

Chace won the U.S. National Doubles Championship in 1895 and was a doubles finalist in 1896, in both cases partnering compatriot Robert Wrenn.[4] In singles, he reached the semifinals in 1894 and the quarterfinals in 1895 and 1900.

Chace was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1961.

Grand Slam doubles finals[edit]

Titles (1)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1895 U.S. Championships United States Robert Wrenn United States Clarence Hobart
United States Fred Hovey
7–5, 6–1, 8–6

Runners-up (1)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1896 U.S. Championships United States Robert Wrenn United States Carr Neel
United States Sam Neel
3–6, 6–1, 1–6, 6–3, 1–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chace The Champion" (PDF). The New York Times. October 7, 1893. 
  2. ^ "Chace Won the Cup" (PDF). The New York Times. July 8, 1894. 
  3. ^ "Chace Outplays Larned" (PDF). The New York Times. July 9, 1895. 
  4. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 476. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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