Wylie Grant

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Wylie Grant
Wylie Cameron Grant 1908.jpg
Grant in 1908
Full nameWylie Cameron Grant
Country (sports) United States
Born(1879-11-24)November 24, 1879
Brooklyn, New York[1]
DiedNovember 16, 1968 (aged 88)
Stratford, Ontario, Canada[2]
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon4R (1908)
US Open3R (1899)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1900)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US OpenW (1902, 1904)

Wylie Cameron Grant (November 24, 1879 – November 16, 1968) was an American tennis champion.

In 1902 and 1904 he won the U.S. National Championships mixed doubles title together with Elisabeth Moore. He was the singles runner-up at the Irish Championships in 1908.

Biography[edit]

Grant was born on November 24, 1879.[3][4] In 1894, Grant first entered the singles at the U. S. championships aged 14 years 8 months and is the youngest men's singles competitor in the tournament's history.[5] He lost in round one to N. Lord.[6]

In 1905 Grant and Edward Dewhurst made it to the final round of the lawn tennis doubles championship at the St. Nicholas Rink.[7]

Grant won the singles title at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, played on wooden courts at the Seventh Regiment Armory in New York, on five occasions (1903, 1904, 1906, 1908 and 1912).[8]

In 1914 Grant and George C. Shafer took the title from Gustave F. Touchard and William Cragin, in the championship round of the U. S. men's indoor doubles in New York City.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  2. ^ Reports of Deaths of American Citizens Abroad, 1835–1974
  3. ^ World War I draft registration
  4. ^ "Person details for Wylie Grant". www.familysearch.org.
  5. ^ "Grand Slam Tennis Statistics". www.tennis.co.nf.
  6. ^ "U. S. Open 1894". www.tennis.co.nf.
  7. ^ "Wrenn Brothers Lose In Fast Tennis Match". New York Times. April 18, 1905. Retrieved August 22, 2010. Dashing racquet work backed by accurate play brought Holcombe Ward and Beals C. Wright, the national champion, and Wylie Cameron Grant and Edward B. Dewhurst through to the final round of the lawn tennis doubles yesterday on the courts of the St. Nicholas Rink.
  8. ^ Robertson, Max (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 338. ISBN 9780047960420.
  9. ^ "Grant And Shafer Hold Tennis Title. Indoor Doubles Champions Defeat Touchard and Cragin, 3 Sets to 2". New York Times. February 22, 1914. Retrieved August 22, 2010. The steadiness of G.C. Shafer and the smashing of Wylie C. Grant proved too much for Gustave F. Touchard and William B. Cragin, Jr., in the championship round of the men's indoor doubles yesterday on the Seventh Armory courts, Sixty-sixth Street and Park Avenue.