Marjorie Gladman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Midge Gladman)
Jump to: navigation, search
Marjorie Gladman
Full name Marjorie Katherine Gladman Van Ryn
Country  United States
Born June 21, 1908
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Died November 9, 1999
Peterborough, NH, USA
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon 4R (1931)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1933)
Wimbledon QF (9131)
US Open W (1936)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open F (1933)
Wimbledon 4R (1936)

Marjorie Katherine "Midge" Gladman Van Ryn (born June 21, 1908 Santa Monica, California), was a American female amateur tennis player in the early part of the 20th century.

Gladman played collegiate tennis at the University of Southern California. She was ranked in the U.S. Top Ten nine times between 1928 and 1937, with her highest ranking (No. 4) coming in 1937.

She won the doubles title at the 1936 U.S. National Championships partnering Carolin Babcock, and was a doubles finalist in 1937 and 1940.[1]

In 1928, she won the singles title at the historic tournament in Cincinnati (defeating Clara Louise Zinke in the final), the Canadian National singles title, and the Western singles championship. She paired with Zinke to win the 1928 Western doubles title as well. In 1929, she won the singles and doubles titles at both the women’s intercollegiate tournament in Boston and the Middle States singles title in Philadelphia. She also won the Delaware State singles title, and was a finalist in doubles and mixed doubles there as well.

In 1931 and 1936 she participated in the Wimbledon Championships and reached a fourth round in the singles (1931), a quarterfinal in the women's doubles (1931) and a fourth round in the mixed doubles (1936).[2] In March 1936 she won the U.S. Indoor Championships defeating Norma Taubele in straight sets.[3] At the same tournament she won the doubles title in 1932, 1949, 1950, 1951 and 1960.

In October 1930, she married John Van Ryn, who was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1963. The marriage did not last and on March 1, 1947 she married Richard Buck.[4]

In 1954 she was presented with the USTA Service Bowl Award and in 1991 she was inducted into the USTA New England Hall of Fame.[5][6]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles[edit]

Titles (1)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score
1936 U.S. Championships United States Carolin Babcock United States Helen Jacobs
United States Sarah Palfrey Cooke
9–7, 2–6, 6–4

Runner-ups (3)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score
1933 Australian Championships Australia Joan Hartigan Bathurst Australia Margaret Molesworth
Australia Emily Hood Westacott
3–6, 2–6
1937 U.S. Championships United States Carolin Babcock United States Sarah Palfrey Cooke
United States Alice Marble
5–7, 4–6
1940 U.S. Championships United States Dorothy Bundy United States Sarah Palfrey Cooke
United States Alice Marble
4–6, 3–6

Mixed doubles[edit]

Runner-ups (1)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score
1933 Australian Championships United States Ellsworth Vines Australia Marjorie Cox Crawford
Australia Jack Crawford
6–3, 5–7, 11–13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 479–480. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ "Wimbledon player archive – Marjorie Van Ryn". AELTC. 
  3. ^ "Sport: Midge & Her Man". Time. Mar 23, 1936. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mrs. M.G. Van Ryn's Plans". The New York Times. March 1, 1947. 
  5. ^ "USTA Service Bowl Award". USTA. 
  6. ^ "USTA New England Hall of Fame Inductees by Year". USTA.