Pat O'Hara Wood

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Pat O'Hara Wood
Pat OHara Wood.jpg
Full name Hector O'Hara Wood
Country  Australia
Born (1891-04-30)30 April 1891
Melbourne, Australia
Died 30 December 1961(1961-12-30) (aged 70)
Richmond, Australia
Turned pro 1913 (amateur tour)
Retired 1929
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 7 (1922, A. Wallis Myers)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1920, 1923)
Wimbledon QF (1919, 1922)
US Open 4R (1922)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1919, 1920, 1923, 1925)
Wimbledon W (1919)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1922)
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (1922Ch, 1923Ch, 1924Ch)

Hector "Pat" O'Hara Wood (30 April 1891 – 3 December 1961) was an Australian tennis player.

O'Hara Wood was born in St Kilda, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. He is best known for his two victories at the Australasian championships in 1920 and 1923.[2] He died in 1961, aged seventy in Richmond. His brother Arthur O'Hara Wood was a tennis player too and won the Australasian championships in 1914.

After attending Melbourne Grammar School, he entered Trinity College (University of Melbourne) in 1911, where he excelled at cricket as well as Tennis,[3] leading the Trinity College team to a memorable victory against Ormond College in March 1911, where he made 167 not out.[4]

On 3 August 1923 he married Australian tennis player Meryl O'Hara Wood (née Waxman).[5][6]

Grand Slams finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Titles (2)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent Score
1920 Australian Championships Australia Ronald Thomas 6–3, 4–6, 6–8, 6–1, 6–3
1923 Australian Championships Australia Bert St. John 6–1, 6–1, 6–3

Doubles[edit]

Titles (5)[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents Score
1919 Australasian Championships Australia Ronald Thomas Australia James Anderson
Australia Arthur Lowe
7–5, 6–1, 7–9, 3–6, 6–3
1919 Wimbledon Championships Australia Ronald Thomas Australia Rodney Heath
United Kingdom Randolph Lycett
6–4, 6–2, 4–6, 6–2
1920 Australasian Championships Australia Ronald Thomas Australia Horace Rice
Australia Ray Taylor
6–1, 6–0, 7–5
1923 Australasian Championships Australia Bert St. John Australia Dudley Bullough
Australia Horace Rice
6–4, 6–3, 3–6, 6–0
1925 Australasian Championships Australia Gerald Patterson Australia James Anderson
Australia Fred Kalms
6–4, 8–6, 7–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports and Pastimes (Tennis: The Greatest Players)", Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XLII, 2 November 1922.
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 358. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  3. ^ James Grant, Perspectives of a Century (Melbourne: Trinity College, 1972), pp. 147-49.
  4. ^ “Cricket—Trinity College Beats Ormond”, The Argus, 31 Mar. 1911, p. 4.
  5. ^ "Family Notices.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 29 September 1923. p. 17. 
  6. ^ "LAWN TENNIS.". Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 – 1954) (Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia). 11 August 1923. p. 15 Edition: DAILY. 

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