Sam Neel

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Sam Neel
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Full name Samuel Ritchie Neel
Country  United States
Born December 26, 1875
Montana
Died May 9, 1947 (aged 71)
Los Angeles, California
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1896)

Samuel Ritchie Neel was an American male tennis player who was active in the late 19th century.

In 1896, Neel won the men's doubles title at the U.S. National Championships with his brother Carr Neel, defeating defending champions Robert Wrenn and Malcolm Chace.[1] The pair also reached the final in 1894. In singles, Neel reached the semifinals of the Western States Championships in 1899.

Grand Slam doubles finals[edit]

Titles (1)[edit]

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

Runner-ups (1)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1894 U.S. Championships United States Carr Neel United States Clarence Hobart
United States Fred Hovey
3–6, 6–8, 1–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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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