George Sheldon (tennis)

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George Sheldon
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Full nameGeorge Preston Sheldon, Jr.
Country (sports) United States
BornNovember 19, 1876
United States
CollegeYale University
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
US OpenQF (1896)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US OpenW (1897, 1898)

George Preston Sheldon, Jr., born November 19, 1876, was an American tennis player who as active at the end of the 19th century. He won two men's doubles titles at the U.S. National Championships tennis at the Newport Casino together with Leo Ware.

In 1897 he reached the semifinals of the Western Championships and Canadian Championships. He played intercollegiate tennis and ice hockey for Yale.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

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

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1897 U.S. Championships Grass United States Leo Ware United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Harold Mahony
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Harold Nisbet
11–13, 6–2, 9–7, 1–6, 6–1
Winner 1898 U.S. Championships Grass United States Leo Ware United States Holcombe Ward
United States Dwight Davis
1–6, 7–5, 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1899 U.S. Championships Grass United States Leo Ware United States Holcombe Ward
United States Dwight F. Davis
4–6, 4–6, 3–6

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Sources[edit]

  • Birthdate sourced from Brian Pendleton And His Descendants, 1599–1910, compiled by Everett Hall Pendleton, 1911.