Helen Homans

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Helen Homans McLean
Country (sports)  United States
Born 1878/79
Died March 29, 1949(1949-03-29)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open W (1906)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1905)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open SF (1905)

Helen Homans McLean (1878/9 – March 29, 1949)[1] was an American tennis champion.

Life and career[edit]

Homans won the doubles title at the 1905 U.S. National Championship[2] (now called the U.S. Open) and the singles title the next year.[3]

Homans played mixed doubles with Marshall McLean as early as 1902[4] and later married him at New York City in 1907.[5] In mixed doubles, she reached the semifinals partnering Harry F. Allen in 1905.[6]

Homans was still ranked 4th in 1913 and 3rd in 1915 in the U.S. national ranking.[7] In 1915, she won the U.S. Indoor Tennis Championship.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles (1 title)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1906 U.S. National Championships Grass United States Maud Barger-Wallach 6–4, 6–3

Doubles (1 title, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1905 U.S. National Championships Grass United States Carrie Neely United States Marjorie Oberteuffer
United States Virginia Maule
6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 1906 U.S. National Championships Grass United States Clover Boldt United States Ethel Bliss-Platt
United States Ann Burdette Coe
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1915 U.S. National Championships Grass United States Mrs. G. L. Chapman United States Hazel Hotchkiss
United States Eleonora Sears
8–10, 2–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary at NYTimes.com. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 479. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  3. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 467. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  4. ^ Kings County Tennis. (5 Jun 1902). New York Times. p. 10
  5. ^ Marriage Announcement at NYTimes.com. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  6. ^ Albiero, Alessandro; Carta, Andrea (2011). The Grand Slam Record Book Vol. 2. Monte Porzio Catone: Effepi Libri. p. 919. ISBN 978-88-6002-023-9. 
  7. ^ "USTA Yearbook - Top 10 U.S. Women's Rankings". usta.com. United States Tennis Association. Retrieved 2014-08-27. [permanent dead link]