1881 U.S. National Championships – Singles

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Singles
1881 U.S. National Championships
Champion United States Richard Sears
Runner-up United States William Glyn
Final score 6–0, 6–3, 6–2
Events
Singles Doubles
U.S. National Championships · 1882 →

Richard Sears won the singles title at the inaugural U.S. tennis championships, by beating William Glyn in the final. Except for the final, each match was played on the best of three sets. Winner of a set was the player who won six games first, no two-games advantage was required, the participation was restricted to US citizens only.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                 
United States Richard Sears 6 6
United States Crawford Nightingale 3 5
United States Richard Sears 6 6
United States Edward Gray 3 0
United States Edward Gray
bye
United States Richard Sears 6 6 6
United States William Glyn 0 3 2
United States William Glyn 6 4 6
United States William Gammell 4 6 4
United States William Glyn 6 6
United States Samuel Shaw 2 2
United States Samuel Shaw 4 6 6
United States Kessler 6 3 1

Top half[edit]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
United States RD Sears 6 6
United States HW Powell 0 2 United States RD Sears 6 6
United States Anderson 6 6 United States Anderson 1 2
United States Randolph 2 0 United States RD Sears 6 6
United States CA Nightingale 6 6 United States CA Nightingale 3 5
United States Caldwell 2 0 United States CA Nightingale 6 6
United States WH Barnes 6 1 6 United States WH Barnes 4 3
United States Miller 2 6 1 United States RD Sears 6 6
United States EH Gray 6 6 United States EH Gray 3 0
United States FJ Hines 5 3 United States EH Gray 6 6
United States Coggswell 6 6 United States Coggswell 0 0
United States Congdon 4 5 United States EH Gray
bye

Bottom half[edit]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
United States WE Glyn 1 6 6
United States AL Rives 6 1 1 United States WE Glyn 6 6
United States RF Conover 6 6 United States RF Conover 5 2
United States EL Morse 1 1 United States WE Glyn 6 4 6
United States W Gammell 1 6 6 United States W Gammell 4 6 4
United States AE Newbold 6 3 1 United States W Gammell
bye
United States WE Glyn 6 6
United States S Shaw 2 2
United States S Shaw 6 6
United States Rathbone 6 5 6 United States Rathbone 3 5
United States FN Saunders 5 6 5 United States S Shaw 4 6 6
United States Kessler 6 6 United States Kessler 6 3 1
United States F Eldridge 1 4 United States Kessler 6 6
United States WW Smith United States WW Smith 1 2
United States Pruyn w/o

References[edit]

  • Albiero, Alessandro; Carta, Andrea (2010). The Grand Slam Record Book Vol. 1. Monte Porzio Catone: Effepi Libri. p. 569. ISBN 978-88-6002-017-8.