Carrie Neely

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Carrie Neely
Carrie neely 1905.jpg
Full name Carrie Blair Neely
Country (sports)  USA
Born 1877 or 1878
Chicago, IL, United States
Died (1938-11-29)November 29, 1938
Chicago, IL, United States
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open F (1907)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1903, 1905, 1907)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open W (1898)

Carrie Neely (1877/78 – November 29, 1938)[1] was an American tennis player from the beginning of the 20th century.

Biography[edit]

Carrie Neely was educated at the Dearborn Seminary, Chicago.[2]

Neely won the Niagara International Tennis Tournament in 1902.[3]

In 1907, she reached the women's singles All Comer's final of the U.S. Women's National Championship, where she was beaten by Evelyn Sears.[4]

She also won the mixed doubles in 1898, and won the women's doubles on three occasions (1903, 1905 and 1907).

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1907 US National Championship Grass United States Evelyn Sears 3–6, 2–6

Doubles (3 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1898 US National Championship Grass United States Marie Wimer United States Juliette Atkinson
United States Kathleen Atkinson
1–6, 6–2, 6–4, 1–6, 2–6
Winner 1903 US National Championship Grass United States Elisabeth Moore United States Miriam Hall
United States Marion Jones
8–4, 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1904 US National Championship Grass United States Elisabeth Moore United States May Sutton Bundy
United States Miriam Hall
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 1905 US National Championship Grass United States Helen Homans United States F. Obertauffer
United States Virginia Maule
6–0, 6–1
Winner 1907 US National Championship Grass United States Marie Wimer United States Edna Wildey
United States Natalie Widely
6–1, 2–6, 6–4
Runner-up 1908 US National Championship Grass United States Miriam Steever United States Evelyn Sears
United States Margaret Curtis
3–6, 7–5, 7–9

Mixed doubles (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1898 US National Championship Grass United States Edwin Fischer United States Helen Chapman
United States J. A. Hill
6–2, 6–4, 8–6
Runner-up 1903 US National Championship Grass United States W. H. Rowland United States Helen Chapman
United States Harry Allen
4–6, 5–7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss Carrie Neely, Former Tennis Star" (PDF). The New York Times. November 30, 1928. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ John William Leonard, ed. (1915). Woman's Who's Who of America (PDF). The American Commonwealth Company. p. 592. ISBN 0-8103-4018-6 – via Archive.org. 
  3. ^ "Niagara Tennis Tournament" (PDF). The New York Times. August 31, 1902. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ Collins, Bud (2016). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (3rd ed.). New York: New Chapter Press. p. 496. ISBN 978-1-937559-38-0.