Melville H. Long

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Long in his college yearbook

Melville Hammond Long (October 18, 1889 - May 1969) of San Francisco, California, was an American tennis player.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born on October 18, 1889 in San Francisco, California.[2][3] He attended University of California, Berkeley and received a medical degree, and by 1918 was a physician and surgeon.[3][4]

He won the men's singles competition at the Pacific Coast Championships (now known as the SAP Open) three times, in 1906, 1908 and 1910.

Long died in 1969.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melville Long The Champion. Defeats Emerson and Bundy in Historic Matches. Takes Winning Sets Easily After Tough Fight. Southern Californian Puts Up Great Contest". Los Angeles Times. August 1, 1909. Retrieved December 17, 2010. "Melville H. Long of California is now the western tennis champion in men's singles and Mrs. C. W. Beard of this city is ..." 
  2. ^ "American Lawn Tennis". United States Lawn Tennis Association. 1931. Retrieved December 17, 2010. "Maurice E. McLoughlin, born January 7, 1890; Melville H. Long, born October 18, 1889." 
  3. ^ a b Melville Hammond Long in the World War I draft registration
  4. ^ Register. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved December 17, 2010. "Melville Hammond Long, BS San Francisco" 
Melville H. Long vs. Maurice McLoughlin on September 9, 1911 at The Championships, Wimbledon