Maurice Evans McLoughlin
January 7, 1890
Carson City, NV, USA
December 10, 1957
Hermosa Beach, CA, USA
Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF 1957
( member page)
1 (1914 , ) A. Wallis Myers [1 ]
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon F (
W ( 1912, 1913)
Grand Slam Doubles results
W (1912, 1913, 1914)
W ( 1913)
Maurice Evans McLoughlin (January 7, 1890 – December 10, 1957) was an American tennis player. Known for his powerful serve and overhead volley, McLoughlin was the first male tennis champion from the western United States. [2 ]
Biography [ edit ]
He was born on January 7, 1890 in
Carson City, Nevada. [3 ] [2 ]
U.S. Championships, he won the singles twice, 1912 and 1913, and the doubles three times with [4 ] Thomas Bundy, 1912-1914. In 1913 he also became the first American to be a finalist in the singles at Wimbledon when he defeated Stanley Doust in the final of the All-Comers tournament. He lost the Challenge Round to defending champion Tony Wilding. [5 ] [6 ]
The "California Comet" was the
World No. 1 player for 1914. He married Helen Mears in 1918 and they had three children. [7 ]
He died on December 10, 1957 in
Hermosa Beach, California. [2 ]
In 1915 McLoughlin published an instructional tennis book titled 'Tennis As I Play It',
ghostwritten by [8 ] Sinclair Lewis. [9 ]
McLoughlin was inducted into the
International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island in 1957.
Grand Slam finals [ edit ]
Singles: (2 titles, 4 runner-up) [ edit ]
Opponent in final
Score in final
William Larned 4–6, 4–6, 2–6
Wallace F. Johnson 3–6, 2–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–2
Anthony Wilding 6–8, 3–6, 8–10
Richard Norris Williams 6–4, 5–7, 6–3, 6–1
Richard Norris Williams 3–6, 6–8, 8–10
Bill Johnston 6–1, 0–6, 5–7, 8–10
Doubles (3 titles) [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Lawn Tennis". ( Auckland Star Auckland, New Zealand) XLVI (91): 15. April 17, 1915 . Retrieved . July 5, 2013
^ a b c ". 'California Comet,' Noted for Flashy Style, Helped Game to National Popularity. Maurice McLoughlin Dies at 67. U.S. Tennis Champion in '12-13" . December 12, 1957 Associated Press in the New York Times . Retrieved . 2014-08-05 Maurice E. McLoughlin, tennis star in the early part of the century, died at his home last night after a short illness. He was 67 years old. He suffered a heart attack a week ago.
^ "American Lawn Tennis". United States Lawn Tennis Association. 1931 . Retrieved . December 17, 2010 Maurice E. McLoughlin, born January 7, 1890; Melville H. Long, born October 18, 1889.
^ "M'Loughlin is New Tennis Champion" (PDF). The New York Times. August 27, 1912.
^ "Mc'Loughlin Beats Doust At Tennis". . July 2, 1913 New York Times . Retrieved . October 29, 2010 Maurice E. McLoughlin of San Francisco, the United States lawn tennis champion, by defeating to-day in three straight sets Stanley N. Doust, the Australasian Davis Cup Captain, in the final round of the all-England lawn tennis singles championship tournament, won the right to challenge A. F. Wilding of New Zealand, the title holder, and the match will be played here on Friday.
^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 417, 457, 477. ISBN 978-0942257700.
^ Runyon, Damon (November 1914), "McLoughlin—The World’s Greatest Tennis Player", Munsey's Magazine 53 (11): 331–8
^ McLoughlin, Maurice (1915). . New York: George H. Doran. Tennis As I Play It
^ Pastore, Stephen R., Sinclair Lewis: A Descriptive Bibliography, New Haven, YALEbooks, 1997, pp.323–5.
External links [ edit ]