Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships

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Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships
Defunct tennis tournament
Tour Grand Prix circuit (1970-1974)
Founded 1894
Abolished 1974
Location Haverford, Pennsylvania , USA
Venue Merion Cricket Club
Surface Grass (1894-1969)
Hard (1970-1972)
Grass (1973-1974)

The Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships was a tennis tournament played at the Merion Cricket Club in Haverford, Pennsylvania. The first edition was held in 1894.[1] It was part of the Eastern Grass Court Circuit, a series of grass court tournaments on the American Eastern Seaboard in the lead up to the U.S. Championships which also included South Orange, Meadow Club, Newport Casino and Longwood. The event was part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit from 1970-1974, before which it was an amateur event. It was held on outdoor hard courts from 1970–72 and grass courts from 1973-1974.

Past finals

Singles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1940 United States Gilbert Hunt United States Isadore Bellis 3–6, 7–5, 6–1, 6–4
1941 United States Isadore Bellis United States Gilbert Hunt 9–7, 6–2, 6–4
1942
1943
1944
1945 United States William Talbert
1946 United States Vic Seixas United States Norman Brooks 4–6, 6–4, 9–7, 6–8, 6–2
1947 United States Vic Seixas United States Sidney Wood 6–1, 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
1948 United States Samuel Match United States Harry Likas 6–1, 6–2, 6–2
1949 United States Pancho Gonzales United States Vic Seixas 6–4, 6–1, 6–0
1950 United States Richard Savitt United States Edward Moylan 3–6, 9–11, 6–2, 6–1, 6–2
1951 United States Vic Seixas United States Straight Clark 8–6, 8–6, 6–3
1952 United States Vic Seixas United States Straight Clark 8–6, 6–4, 6–1
1953 United States Vic Seixas United States Tony Trabert 6–4, 6–2, 6–4
1954 United States Vic Seixas United States Art Larsen 6–3, 6–1, 4–6, 6-4
1955 United States Tony Trabert United States Vic Seixas 6–1, 6–2, 6–3
1956 United States Vic Seixas United States Arthur Larsen 7–5, 6–1, 6–4
1957 Australia Ashley Cooper United States Vic Seixas 6–3, 7–9, 6–4, 7–5
1958 United States Barry MacKay United States Alex Olmedo 6–8, 6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 14–12
1959 United States Barry MacKay South Africa Ian Vermaak 9–7, 10–8, 6–0
1960 Australia Rod Laver United States Ronald Holmberg 9–7, 8–6, 6–3
1961 United States Jon Douglas United States Frank Froehling 6–2, 6–3, 6–1
1962 United States Bill Bond United States Ronald Holmberg 6–4, 6–4, 2–6, 2–6, 6–3
1963 United States Chuck McKinley United States Dennis Ralston 6–2, 6–2, 6–4
1964 United States Dennis Ralston United States Chuck McKinley 6–1, 7–5, 6–3
1965 Puerto Rico Charles Pasarell Australia Roy Emerson 6–4, 1–6, 6–3, 6–4
1966 United States Clark Graebner United States Stan Smith 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
1967 South Africa Cliff Drysdale United States Clark Graebner 3–6, 3–6, 11–9, 6–2, 7–5
1968 United States Arthur Ashe United States Marty Riessen 6–2, 6–3, 6–3
1969 United States Cliff Richey Australia Robert Carmichael 6–4, 7–9, 6–2, 6–4
19701 Australia Ray Ruffels Chile Jaime Fillol 6–2, 7–6, 6–3
1971 United States Clark Graebner United States Dick Stockton 6–2, 6–4, 6–7, 7–5
1972 United Kingdom Roger Taylor Australia Malcolm Anderson 6–4, 6–0, 6–4
1973 United States Mike Estep United States Gene Scott 7–5, 3–6, 7–6, 3–6, 7–5
1974 United Kingdom John Lloyd United States John Whitlinger 6–0, 4–6, 6–3, 7–5

1results included on ITF website, but not ATP website

Doubles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1962 United States Arthur Ashe
United States Larry Nagler
United States Bill Bond
United States Ramsey Earnhart
6–4, 15–13, 6–4
1963 United States Clark Graebner
United States Marty Riessen
United States Chuck McKinley
United States Dennis Ralston
6–4, 0–6, 6–4, 5–7, 6–3
1964 United States Frank Froehling
United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Clark Graebner
United States Marty Riessen
6–3, 15–13, 6–3
1965-66 Not held
1967 United States Clark Graebner
United States Marty Riessen
Australia Owen Davidson
Australia Bill Bowrey
6–2, 9–11, 7–5
1968 United States Arthur Ashe
United States Marty Riessen vs.
United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Clark Graebner
9–7, 10–8, 2–6, 28–30, SUS
1969 Australia Bill Bowrey
United States Jim Osborne
Australia Dick Crealy
Australia Allan Stone
6–4, 6–3
1970 Australia Bill Bowrey
Australia Ray Ruffels
United States Jim McManus
United States Jim Osborne
3–6, 6–2, 7–5
1971 United States Clark Graebner
United States Jim Osborne
United States Robert McKinley
United States Dick Stockton
7–6, 6–3
1972 Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
United States Jeff Austin
United States Mike Estep
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
1973 Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Allan Stone
United States John Austin
United States Fred McNair
7–6, 6–3
1974 United States Roy Barth
Venezuela Humphrey Hose
United States Mike Machette
United States Fred McNair
7–6, 6–2

References

  1. ^ "A Century of Philadelphia Sports" (pdf). History. Temple University. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 

External links

  • ATP results archive
  • ITF Vault

Coordinates: 40°0′56″N 75°17′53″W / 40.01556°N 75.29806°W / 40.01556; -75.29806

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