John Van Ryn

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John Van Ryn
John Van Ryn 1930.jpg
Full name John William Van Ryn
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1905-06-30)June 30, 1905
Newport News, Virginia, United States
Died August 7, 1999(1999-08-07) (aged 94)
Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Turned pro 1923 (amateur tour)
Retired 1945
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF 1963 (member page)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 8 (1929, A. Wallis Myers)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1933)
French Open QF (1931)
Wimbledon QF (1931)
US Open QF (1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1937)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open W (1931)
Wimbledon W (1929, 1930, 1931)
US Open W (1931, 1935)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 4R (1936)

John Van Ryn (June 30, 1905 – August 7, 1999) was an American tennis champion of the 1930s. He was primarily known as being a successful doubles player with Wilmer Allison.

Van Ryn won the Men’s Doubles at Wimbledon three straight years (1929–31), he took two of the titles with Wilmer Allison and won the third with George Lott. In 1931, he was also successful with Lott at the French Championships, he became the first male player to win the French, British and American doubles titles when he won the 1931 U.S. National Championships with Allison.[2] Van Ryn had an excellent record when he competed for the United States in Davis Cup, winning 22 of 24 encounters in a period of eight years, he was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1963.[3]

On 22 October 1930 he married tennis player Midge Gladman.[4]

Grand Slam Record[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (6 titles, 5 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1929 Wimbledon Grass United States Wilmer Allison United Kingdom Ian Collins
United Kingdom Collin Gregory
6–4, 5–7, 6–3, 10–12, 6–4
Winner 1930 Wimbledon Grass United States Wilmer Allison United States John Doeg
United States George Lott
6–3, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1930 US National Championships Grass United States Wilmer Allison United States John Doeg
United States George Lott
6–8, 3–6, 6–3, 15–13, 4–6
Winner 1931 French Championships Clay United States George Lott South Africa Vernon Kirby
South Africa Norman Farquharson
6–4, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1931 Wimbledon Grass United States George Lott France Jacques Brugnon
France Henri Cochet
6–2, 10–8, 9–11, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 1931 US National Championships Grass United States Wilmer Allison United States Berkeley Bell
United States Gregory Mangin
6–4, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1932 US National Championships Grass United States Wilmer Allison Australia Keith Gledhill
United States Ellsworth Vines
4–6, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 1934 US National Championships Grass United States Wilmer Allison United States George Lott
United States Lester Stoefen
4–6, 7–9, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 1935 Wimbledon Grass United States Wilmer Allison Australia Jack Crawford
Australia Adrian Quist
3–6, 7–5, 2–6, 7–5, 5–7
Winner 1935 US National Championships Grass United States Wilmer Allison United States Don Budge
United States Gene Mako
6–2, 6–3, 2–6, 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 1936 US National Championships Grass United States Wilmer Allison United States Don Budge
United States Gene Mako
4–6, 2–6, 4–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Béla Kehrling, ed. (October 10, 1929). "Wallis Meyers a világ legjobb tenniszezőiről" [Wallis Myers on the best players of the world] (pdf). Tennisz és Golf (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Bethlen Gábor irod. és Nyomdai Rt. I (11): 262–263. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ Irving Wright, ed. (1932). The Wright & Ditson Officially Adopted Lawn Tennis Guide for 1932. New York: American Sports Publishing. p. 13. 
  3. ^ "Player Profile John Van Ryn". International Tennis Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Outstanding Tennis Player To Marry". The Stanford Daily (17). AP. October 23, 1930. p. 2. 

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