Frederick Hovey

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Frederick Hovey
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Full name Frederick Howard Hovey
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1868-10-07)October 7, 1868
Newton Centre, MA, U.S.
Died October 18, 1945(1945-10-18) (aged 77)
Miami Beach, FL, U.S.
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF 1974 (member page)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 5 (1895, Karoly Mazak)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open W (1895)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1893, 1894)

Frederick Howard Hovey (October 7, 1868 – October 18, 1945) was a male tennis player from the United States.

Hovey won the NCAA men's singles championship in 1890 while attending Harvard University.

In 1893 Hovey won the men's doubles title at the U.S. National Championships with his partner Clarence Hobart with a victory over Oliver Campbell and Robert Huntington.[2][3] In 1895 he won the men's title at the U.S. National Championships after defeating Robert Wrenn in three straight sets in the Challenge Round.[4] That same year Hovey was ranked No. 1 in the United States.

In 1974, Hovey was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame posthumously.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles (1 title, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1892 U.S. Championships Grass United States Oliver Campbell 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 1893 U.S. Championships Grass United States Robert Wrenn 4–6, 6–3, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1895 U.S. Championships Grass United States Robert Wrenn 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1896 U.S. Championships Grass United States Robert Wrenn 5–7, 6–3, 0–6, 6–1, 1–6

Doubles (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1893 U.S. Championships Grass United States Clarence Hobart United States Oliver Campbell
United States Robert Huntington
6–3, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 1894 U.S. Championships Grass United States Clarence Hobart United States Carr Neel
United States Sam Neel
6–3, 8–6, 6–1
Runner-up 1895 U.S. Championships Grass United States Clarence Hobart United States Malcolm Chace
United States Robert Wrenn
5–7, 1–6, 6–8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis, p. 23.
  2. ^ "Hobart and Hovey Champions" (PDF). The New York Times. July 30, 1893. 
  3. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 476. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  4. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 455. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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