Ernie Parker

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Ernie Parker
Full name Ernest Frederick Parker
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1883-11-05)5 November 1883
Perth, Australia
Died 2 May 1918(1918-05-02) (aged 34)
Caëstre, France
Turned pro 1903 (amateur tour)
Retired 1918 (due to death)
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 46-21 (68.6%) [1]
Career titles 8 [2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1913)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1909, 1913)

Ernest Frederick "Ernie" Parker (5 November 1883 – 2 May 1918) was an Australian male tennis player and cricketer.

Career

Parker is best remembered for winning the 1913 Australasian Championships men's singles title. In the final against Harry Parker, Ernie made many successful forays to the net and he won in four sets.[3] He also reached the final in 1909 and won the 1909 (partnering J. Keane) and 1913 (partnering Alf Hedeman) doubles titles.[4] He also won the Western Australian Championships six times (1903-04), (1907-1908), and (1911-12), In 1905 he won the Maerenbad Cup in Marienbad Brandenberg, Germany on clay beating Kurt Von Wesseley.[5]

Parker played cricket for the East Perth (Perth Cricket Club) and Wanderers in the Western Australian Grade Cricket competition. He was killed in action during World War I.[6]

Grand Slam finals

Singles 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1909 Australasian Championships Grass New Zealand Anthony Wilding 1–6, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 1913 Australasian Championships Grass New Zealand Harry Parker 2–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–3

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1909 Australasian Championships Grass Australia J. P. Keane Australia Tom Crooks
New Zealand Anthony Wilding
1–6, 6–1, 6–1, 9–7
Winner 1913 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Alf Hedeman New Zealand Harry Parker
Australia Roy Taylor
8–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4

See also

References

  1. ^ Garcia, Gabriel (2018). "Ernest Frederick Parker: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid, Spain: Tennismem SAL. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  2. ^ Garcia, Gabriel (2018). "Ernest Frederick Parker: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid, Spain: Tennismem SAL. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Ernie Parker". Grand Slam Tennis Archive.
  4. ^ Western Australian Institute of Sport
  5. ^ Garcia, Gabriel (2018). "Ernest Frederick Parker: Tournament activity 1903-1913". app.thetennisbase.com. Madrid, Spain: Tennismem SAL. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Cricketers who died in World War 1 — Part 4 of 5". Cricket Country. Retrieved 28 November 2018.

External links


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