Grant Golden

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Grant Golden
Full name Lewis Albert Gerrard
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1929-08-21) August 21, 1929 (age 87)
Wilmette, Illinois
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 2R (1952)
Wimbledon 4R (1952)
US Open 4R (1956, 1958)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 2R (1952, 1953)[1]
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 2R (1952)[1]
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (1957Ch)
Grant Golden
Medal record
Representing  United States
Maccabiah Games
Men's tennis
Gold medal – first place 1953 Israel Men's Singles
Gold medal – first place 1953 Israel Men's Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1953 Israel Mixed Doubles

Grant Golden (born August 21, 1929, in Wilmette, Illinois) was an American amateur tennis player in the 1940s and 1950s.

Golden was ranked in the U.S. top 10 in singles in 1953, 1956, and 1957, and was ranked # 2 in the U.S. in doubles in 1953.

Tennis career[edit]

Golden played collegiate tennis from 1948 to 1951 at Northwestern University, where he was Big Ten Conference singles and doubles champion in 1950. He earned his doubles title with Bill Landin.

Grant won the United States National Indoor Doubles championship in 1957 and 1958, and the United States National Clay Court Doubles championship in 1952, 1953, and 1959.[2]

At the Cincinnati Masters, Golden won three consecutive doubles titles: in 1956 (with Bernard Bartzen), in 1957 (with Bill Quillian), and in 1958 (with Bartzen). He also reached the doubles final in 1951 (with Hugh Stewart) and in 1959 (with Whitney Reed).

In singles in Cincinnati, he was a finalist in 1957 (losing to Bartzen); a semifinalist in 1951 (losing to future International Tennis Hall of Fame enshrinee Tony Trabert), 1952, and 1956; and a quarterfinalist in 1949. He also reached the Round of 16 in 1950 (losing 8–10 in the final set to Ham Richardson), and in 1958.

Davis Cup[edit]

Grant was 2–1 in Davis Cup play in 1957.

Maccabiah Games[edit]

Grant, who is Jewish, competed in the 1953 Maccabiah Games, winning gold medals in men's singles, (over South African Sid Levy), men's doubles, and mixed doubles.

Halls of Fame[edit]

He was inducted into the Northwestern University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.[1]

Grant was also inducted into the USTA Midwest Section Hall of Fame.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wimbledon Results Archive
  2. ^ "Golden, Grant". Jews in Sports. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 

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