Robert LeRoy

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Robert LeRoy
Robert leroy 1904.jpg
LeRoy in 1904
Country (sports) United States
BornFebruary 7, 1885
New York City
DiedSeptember 7, 1946(1946-09-07) (aged 61)
New York City
Turned pro1901 (amateur tour)
CollegeColumbia University
Grand Slam Singles results
US OpenF (1907)

Robert LeRoy (February 7, 1885 – September 7, 1946) was a tennis player from New York City in the United States, who won two medals at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis. He won a Silver medal in both the men's singles event and the men's doubles tournament, partnering Alphonzo Bell.[1]

Tennis career[edit]

He played collegiate tennis at Columbia University, where in 1904 and 1906 he won the National Collegiate Athletics Association singles championship. In 1907, he was a singles finalist at the U.S. National Championships, now known as the US Open. In the semi finals against Henry Mollenhauer, LeRoy trailed 2 sets to 1 and 5-2 and Mollenhauer had two match points. A questionable line call and his opponent suffering from cramps allowed LeRoy to reach the final,[2] where he lost in straight sets to eventual seven times champion William Larned.[3] He also won three consecutive singles titles (1907–1909) at the tournament now known as the Cincinnati Masters.[4]


  1. ^ Sports Reference Olympics Profile
  2. ^ "28 Aug 1907, Page 17, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle".
  3. ^ "U. S. Open 1907".
  4. ^ Smith, Phillip S. (2012). "From Club Court to Center Court: The Evolution of Tennis in Cincinnati", 2012 Edition.

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