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, USA
Died October 18, 1945(1945-10-18) (aged 77)
Miami Beach, FL, USA
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)
Last updated on: September 17, 2012.

Frederick "Fred" Howard Hovey (October 7, 1868, Newton Centre, Massachusetts – 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]

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

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

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Winner 1893 U.S. Championships 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 United States Clarence Hobart United States Carr Neel
United States Sam Neel
6–3, 8–6, 6–1
Runner-up 1895 U.S. Championships 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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