Gregory Mangin

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Gregory Mangin
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1907-11-01)November 1, 1907
Newark, New Jersey
Died October 1978[1]
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Highest ranking No. 5 (1933 U.S. ranking)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open QF (1933)
Wimbledon QF (1930)
US Open QF (1928, 1930, 1933, 1935, 1936)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1931, 1932)
US Open F (1931)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 4R (1930, 1932)

Gregory S. Mangin (November 1, 1907 - October 1979[1]) was an American former tennis player.

Mangin was educated at the Georgetown University and learnt lawn tennis in Montclair, New Jersey.[2]

In 1931 Mangin, partnering compatriot Berkeley Bell, were runners-up in the doubles final of the U.S. National Championships, played in Brookline, MA, losing in straight sets to compatriots John Van Ryn and Wilmer Allison.

He won the singles title at the U.S. Indoor Championships, played at the Seventh Regiment Armory in New York, in 1932, 1933, 1935 and 1936.[3][4]

He was a member of the US Davis Cup teams in 1930 and 1931 but did not play any matches.[5]

During WWII Mangin enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces (AAF). He became a tail gunner on the B-17 Flying Fortress and flew 50 missions over Europe. He was wounded twice in missions over Italy and France and shot down two ME-109s in a mission over Germany. Reaching the rank of staff sergeant he received the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC), the Air Medal with six clusters and a Purple Heart with one cluster.[6]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1931 U.S. National Championships Grass United States Berkeley Bell United States John Van Ryn
United States Wilmer Allison
4–6, 3–6, 2–6


  1. ^ a b Familysearch
  2. ^ Lowe's Lawn Tennis Annual. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1935. p. 218. 
  3. ^ USTA (1979). Bill Shannon, ed. Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (Rev. and updated 1st ed.). New York: Harper & Row. p. 254. ISBN 0060144785. 
  4. ^ "Sport: Tennis". Time. March 25, 1935. 
  5. ^ "Sutter and Mangin Added to U.S. Team". The New York Times. May 13, 1931. 
  6. ^ "Gregory Mangin, Wounded Twice As Tail Gunner, To Take Up Golf". The Miami News. September 3, 1944.