Maurice E. McLoughlin

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McLoughlin vs. Melville H. Long on September 9, 1911 at The Championships, Wimbledon

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.

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Biography

He was born on January 7, 1890 in Carson City, Nevada.[1]

At the U.S. Championships, he won the singles twice, 1912 and 1913, and the doubles three times with 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.[2] The "California Comet" was the World No. 1 player for 1914. He married Helen Mears in 1918 and they had three children. He died on December 10, 1957 in Hermosa Beach, California.

Legacy

McLoughlin was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island in 1957.

References

  1. ^ "American Lawn Tennis". United States Lawn Tennis Association. 1931. http://books.google.com/books?id=GsgnAAAAMAAJ&q=%22Melville+H.+Long%22+1889&dq=%22Melville+H.+Long%22+1889&hl=en&ei=sf8KTcVDw4LyBoDtrNwN&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAw. Retrieved 2010-12-17. "Maurice E. McLoughlin, born January 7, 1890; Melville H. Long, born October 18, 1889." 
  2. ^ "Mc'Loughlin Beats Doust At Tennis". New York Times. July 2, 1913. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30711FE3D5913738DDDAA0894DF405B838DF1D3. Retrieved 2010-10-29. "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." 

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