Frederick Hovey

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Frederick Hovey
Fred Hovey.jpg
Full nameFrederick Howard Hovey
Country (sports) United States
Born(1868-10-07)October 7, 1868
Newton Centre, MA, U.S.
DiedOctober 18, 1945(1945-10-18) (aged 77)
Miami Beach, FL, U.S.
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF1974 (member page)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
US OpenW (1895)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US OpenW (1893, 1894)

Frederick Howard Hovey (October 7, 1868 – October 18, 1945) was a male tennis player from the United States.

Hovey won the NCAA men's singles championship in 1890 while attending Harvard University.

In 1893 Hovey won the men's doubles title at the U.S. National Championships with his partner Clarence Hobart with a victory over Oliver Campbell and Robert Huntington.[1][2] In 1895 he won the men's title at the U.S. National Championships after defeating Robert Wrenn in three straight sets in the Challenge Round.[3][2] That same year Hovey was ranked No. 1 in the United States.[4]

In 1974, Hovey was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame posthumously.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles (1 title, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1892 U.S. Championships Grass United States Oliver Campbell 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 5–7
Loss 1893 U.S. Championships Grass United States Robert Wrenn 4–6, 6–3, 4–6, 4–6
Win 1895 U.S. Championships Grass United States Robert Wrenn 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
Loss 1896 U.S. Championships Grass United States Robert Wrenn 5–7, 6–3, 0–6, 6–1, 1–6

Doubles (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1893 U.S. Championships Grass United States Clarence Hobart United States Oliver Campbell
United States Robert Huntington
6–3, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Win 1894 U.S. Championships Grass United States Clarence Hobart United States Carr Neel
United States Sam Neel
6–3, 8–6, 6–1
Loss 1895 U.S. Championships Grass United States Clarence Hobart United States Malcolm Chace
United States Robert Wrenn
5–7, 1–6, 6–8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hobart and Hovey Champions" (PDF). The New York Times. July 30, 1893.
  2. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2016). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (3rd ed.). New York: New Chapter Press. pp. 483, 505. ISBN 978-1-937559-38-0.
  3. ^ Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed. Boston: Barre Publishers. p. 70. OCLC 172306.
  4. ^ "Year-end rankings: Top 10 U.S. Men". United States Tennis Association. January 1, 2017.

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