William Quillian (tennis)

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William Quillian
Country (sports)  United States
Born 1933
Seattle, WA, USA
Died July 12, 1973 [1]
Victoria, B.C., Canada
Plays Right-handed
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open F (1955)

William "Bill" Quillian (1933–1973) was an American tennis player.

Quillian joined the University of Washington as an undergrad in 1952. He played tennis throughout his time there, participating in the 1952 U.S. National Championships, 1953 U.S. National Championships, 1954 U.S. National Championships, 1955 U.S. National Championships, 1956 U.S. National Championships, and 1957 U.S. National Championships. In 1958, he participated in the U.S. National Championships, Wimbledon Championships, French Championships. Quillian played for the United States in the 1958 Davis Cup tie against Venezuela, the quarterfinal of the Americas zone, and won his doubles and singles match.[2]

He was a coach from 1965 until his death in 1973 at the age of 39 from Leukemia. The tennis stadium at the University of Washington was renamed The Bill Quillian Stadium in his honor. [1] He was inducted into the University of Washington Hall of Fame in 1985. [2]

Grand Slam finals[edit]


Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1955 U.S. Championships United States Gerald Moss Japan Kosei Kamo
Japan Atsushi Miyagi
3–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–1, 4–6


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