Robert Lindley Murray: the Reluctant U.S. Tennis Champion: Includes “The First Forty Years of American Tennis”

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Trafford Publishing, 3 בפבר׳ 2011 - 412 עמודים
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Robert Lindley Lin Murray, a middle-distance runner and tennis player and a Phi Beta Kappa chemical engineer at Stanford University, went east after graduating in 1914 to play tennis. He beat the top intercollegiate players, won several tournaments, and earned a fourth place national ranking. Murray won the 1916 U.S. Indoor title and joined Hooker Electrochemical in Niagara Falls, New York. Reluctant to play in the 1917 and 1918 national championships due to wartime contracts, Murray was persuaded by Hookers president to play and he won them both, the latter over Bill Tilden. Murray rose through the ranks of Hooker to president, CEO, and chairman of the board and was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame a year before retiring.

Leading into Murrays exploits is a concise history of tennis, when and where the game was introduced to the United States, and American tennis through Lin Murrays brief but brilliant career. Also included is a review of California tennis and the significant impact of its players during the second decade of the twentieth century. The book concludes with short biographies of Murrays female and male contemporaries, before shorts and skirts replaced flannels and petticoats.

 

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Preface
3
1 Beginnings
7
2 American Mens Tennis
16
3 Womens Tennis
42
4 California Tennis
53
5 A Few Notes on Mens Doubles
78
Robert Lindley Murray
95
6 Family Genealogy
97
12 Th e 1917 Patriotic Tournaments
167
13 Th e 1918 US Championships
183
14 Family Exhibitions and Local Events
195
15 Niagara Falls Frontier and Industrial Tennis
226
16 Lin Murray the Industrialist
248
Players During Murrays Era
273
Appendix
327
Advent of Tiebreak Scoring
329

7 Robert Lindley Lin Murray at Stanford
121
8 The 1914 Eastern Invasion
127
9 Th e 1915 Season
145
10 Th e 1916 US Indoor Championship
149
11 Hooker Electrochemical Company
160
Chemical Industry Medal Speechby R Lindley Murray
331
Western New York ChampionshipGreat Lakes Championship after 1911
334
Niagara International Tennis Tournament
338
References
343
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As a ceramic engineer with an MBA, Roger W. Ohnsorg worked at Carborundum in Niagara Falls, New York, before retiring in 1997. His primary sports avocations are competitive tennis and racquetball. He is the author of two books on local history, Goat Island Bridges and Niagara Falls and Frontier Tennis.

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