1903 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1903 U.S. National Championships
Champion United Kingdom Laurence Doherty [1]
Runner-up United States William Larned [1]
Final score 6–0, 6–3, 10–8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1902 · U.S. National Championships · 1904 →

Laurence Doherty defeated William Clothier 6–3, 6–2, 6–3 in the All Comers' Final of the 1903 U.S. Men's National Singles Championship which was delayed by a day due to rain.[2][3] Doherty went on to defeat defending champion William Larned in the Challenge Round 6–0, 6–3, 10–8,[4] the event was held at the Newport Casino in Newport, R.I., USA.[1][5] The entry list consisted of 97 players which was slightly smaller than that of the previous year.

Challenge round[edit]

Challenge Round
             
United States William Larned 0 3 8
United Kingdom Laurence Doherty 6 6 10

Draw[edit]

All Comers' finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
United States R.C. Seaver 3 2 1
United States Richard Carleton 6 6 6
United States Richard Carleton 2 0 0
United Kingdom Laurence Doherty 6 6 6
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
United Kingdom Laurence Doherty w. o.
United Kingdom Laurence Doherty 6 6 6
United States William Clothier 3 2 3
United States Edward Larned 6 4 6 6
United States Bob Huntington 0 6 0 3
United States Edward Larned 3 1 2
United States William Clothier 6 6 6
United States Harry Allen 3 1 2
United States William Clothier 6 6 6

Earlier Rounds[edit]

Section 1
First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Waidner 4 12 2 6 6
United States Jones 6 10 6 4 1
United States Waidner d. f.
United States Seaver
United States Seaver 2 1 3
United States Conner 6 6 6
United States Seaver 6 6 7
United States Dionne 1 0 5
United States Sedgwick 1 5 8 2
United States Norman 6 7 6 6
19 United States Norman 4 3 2
United States Dionne 6 6 6
United States Dionne 2 6 6 8 7
United States Cole 6 3 8 6 5
Section 2
First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Cross 2 5 0
United States Carleton 6 7 6
United States Carleton 6 6 6
United States Freshman 2 3 3
United States Freshman 6 6 4 3 6
United States Behr 1 3 6 6 1
United States Carleton 6 6 6
7 United States Whitman 3 2 1
United States Bailey 1 2 4
United States Whitman 6 6 6
United States Whitman 3 8 6 7
United States Smith 6 6 0 5
United States Neeley
United States Smith w. o.
Section 3
First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Ryerson 0 1 1
United States Collins 6 6 6
United States Collins 2 6 8 3
United Kingdom RF Doherty 6 2 10 6
United States Merrill 1 2 1
United Kingdom RF Doherty 6 6 6
United Kingdom RF Doherty 6 6 6
United States Paret 0 1 2
United States Henshaw 4 1 2
United States Paret 6 6 6
United States Paret 3 8 6 10
United States Beals 6 6 3 8
United States Horton 3 4 4
United States Beals 6 6 6
Section 4
First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Colket 2 2 0
United States Relyea 0 1 1 United Kingdom HL Doherty 6 6 6
United Kingdom HL Doherty 6 6 6 9 United Kingdom HL Doherty 6 6 6
United States Stevens 6 6 6 United States Stevens 4 2 2
United States Dana 0 1 1 United States Stevens w. o.
United States Leech United States Stiness
United States Stiness w. o. United Kingdom HL Doherty 6 6 6
United States Miller 6 6 7 3 United Kingdom Mahony 3 2 4
United States Henshaw 0 1 5 United States Miller 7 6 7 6
United States Peters United Kingdom Dering 5 8 9 8
United Kingdom Dering w. o. United Kingdom Dering 5 3 2
United States Gates 4 6 4 4 United Kingdom Mahony 7 6 6
United States Stillman 6 2 6 6 United States Stillman 3 2 3
3 United States Otis United Kingdom Mahony 6 6 6
United Kingdom Mahony w. o.
Section 5
First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Read 6 4 5 4
United States Horton 4 6 7 6 United States Horton 8 4 7 6
United States Mahan 6 6 6 United States Mahan 6 6 5 0
United States Adee 3 3 2 United States Horton 6 8 8
United States Slocum w. o. United States Melland 3 6 6
United States Thomas United States Slocum 5 2 4
United States Melland 6 6 6 United States Melland 7 6 6
United States Burlingame 0 0 0 United States Horton 7 6 2
United States EP Larned 6 6 6 United States EP Larned 9 8 6
United States Clarke 1 1 3 17 United States EP Larned 6 6 6
United States Bartlett 3 5 6 1 United States Scott 2 2 2
United States Scott 6 7 4 6 United States EP Larned 6 6 6
United States Avery 2 3 1
United States Manson
United States Avery w. o.
Section 6
First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Morris 1 0 1
United States Leonard 6 6 6
United States Leonard 6 6 6
United States Bull 1 4 2
United States White 7 2 1 6 3
United States Bull 5 6 6 3 6
United States Leonard 11 7 4 5 3
United States Huntington 9 5 6 7 6
United States Burden 6 6 6
United States Scott 4 0 4
United States Burden 1 2 4
5 United States Huntington 6 6 6
United States Hoskins 2 2 2
5 United States Huntington 6 6 6
Section 7
First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Codman 7 6 6
United States Appleton 5 2 3
United States Codman 6 6 6
United States Blanding 3 0 1
United States Blanding w. o.
United States Devens
United States Codman 0 2 0
United States Allen 6 6 6
United States Reid
United States Ridgway w. o.
United States Ridgway 5 4 1
United States Allen 7 6 6
United States Havermayer
United States Allen w. o.
Section 8
First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Lamb 1 2 3
United States Ward 6 6 6
United States Ward w. o.
United States Willis
United States Willis 6 6 6
United States Livermore 2 4 4
United States Ward 2 4 7 5
United States Clothier 6 6 5 7
United States Holt
United States Sands w. o.
United States Sands 2 6 3 1
1 United States Clothier 6 4 6 6
United States Wright 6 4 4 1
United States Clothier 4 6 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 456. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ "Tennis Final Postponed" (PDF). The New York Times. August 26, 1903. 
  3. ^ "Doherty's Tennis Final" (PDF). The New York Times. August 27, 1903. 
  4. ^ "Doherty's Championship" (PDF). The New York Times. August 28, 1903. 
  5. ^ Bill Talbert (1967). Tennis Observed. Barre: Barre Publishers. p. 75. OCLC 172306.