Howard Taylor (tennis)

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Howard Taylor
Full name Howard Augustus Taylor
Country (sports)  United States
Turned pro 1879 (amateur tour)
Retired 1890
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon 1R (1879)
US Open F (1884Ch, 1886, 1887, 1888)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1889)

Howard A. Taylor was a tennis player from the United States.

Taylor performed well at the U.S. National Championships, reaching the Challenge Round in 1884 and the All-Comers final in 1886, 1887 and 1888. He also won the doubles title in 1889 alongside Henry Slocum, finishing runner-up in 1886 and 1887.

Taylor attended Harvard University, where he was an NCAA singles and doubles champion in 1883.[1]

Grand Slam record[edit]

U.S. National championships[edit]

  • Singles finalist: 1884, 1888
  • Doubles champion: 1889
  • Doubles finalist: 1886, 1887

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (1 title)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1889 U.S. Championships Grass United States Henry Slocum United States Valentine Hall
United States Oliver Campbell
14–12, 10–8, 6–4


  1. ^ "The Ivy League". Council of Ivy League Presidents and The Ivy League. 

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