1948 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

Pancho Gonzales defeated Eric Sturgess 6–2, 6–3, 14–12 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1948 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Men's Singles
1948 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Pancho Gonzales[1]
Runner-upSouth Africa Eric Sturgess[1]
Final score6–2, 6–3, 14–12
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1947 · U.S. National Championships · 1949 →

SeedsEdit

The tournament used two lists of eight players for seeding the men's singles event; one for U.S. players and one for foreign players. Pancho Gonzales is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.[2]

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Final eightEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
1   Frank Parker 6 6 5 3
15   Pancho Gonzales 8 2 7 6
15   Pancho Gonzales 8 11 6 6
4   Jaroslav Drobný 10 9 0 3
7   Robert Falkenburg 6 1 3
4   Jaroslav Drobný 8 6 6
15   Pancho Gonzales 6 6 14
10   Eric Sturgess 2 3 12
10   Eric Sturgess 6 8 3 5 6
9   Earl Cochell 2 6 6 7 3
10   Eric Sturgess 9 6 6
    Herbie Flam 7 3 2
    Herbie Flam 2 6 6 6
11   Harry Likas 6 4 1 0

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Parker 6 6 6
  Bogley 2 1 0
1   Parker 6 6 6
  Lohstoeter 0 1 0
  Palafox w/o
  Lohstoeter
1   Parker 6 7 6
14   Sedgman 4 5 3
  Paton 6 5 3 6 6
  Bicknell 4 7 6 3 2
  Paton 2 11 2
14   Sedgman 6 13 6
  Morris 4 2 2
14   Sedgman 6 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   Gonzales 8 6 6
  Hecht 6 3 1
15   Gonzales 6 6 6
  Ganzenmuller 3 2 3
  Bostick 8 3 6 6 6
  Ganzenmuller 6 6 4 8 8
15   Gonzales 6 2 3 6 6
  Larsen 2 6 6 3 2
  Larsen 7 2 3 6 7
  Molloy 5 6 6 4 5
  Larsen 4 6 8 6
6   Sidwell 6 2 6 4
  Lie 0 3 3
6   Sidwell 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   Falkenburg 6 1 6 6
  Richards 4 6 3 3
7   Falkenburg 6 4 3 6 10
  Patty 6 6 6 6   Patty 1 6 6 4 8
  Mottram 4 8 1 3   Patty 6 6 6
  Saul 8 8 6   Saul 3 4 3
  Burrows 6 6 3 7   Falkenburg 8 6 6
  Carter 6 6 6   Carter 6 3 4
  Carver 1 3 4   Carter 6 7 6
  Rochon 6 8 6   Rochon 3 5 0
  Mattmann 3 6 3   Carter 6 6 6
  Brown 6 6 6 6   Brown 4 3 4
  Brink 3 8 3 2   Brown 6 6 6
12   Long 6 8 6 12   Long 2 3 4
  Mateer 3 6 4

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   Seixas 6 6 6
  McGrath 2 3 1 13   Seixas 6 6 6
  Match 6 6 6   Match 3 0 4
  Rurac 0 0 3 13   Seixas 6 6 6 5 9
  Roddey 6 6 6   Vogt 3 8 3 7 7
  Lynch 2 1 1   Roddey 7 6 3 4
  Vogt 6 8 6   Vogt 9 3 6 6
  Behrens 4 6 4 13   Seixas 4 7 4
  Schwartz 6 0 6 5 6 4   Drobný 6 9 6
  Bellis 0 6 4 7 2   Schwartz 4 7 5 3
  Shea 3 14 6 6 6   Shea 6 5 7 6
  Hoffman 6 16 3 3 1   Shea 7 4 2 6
  Bartzen 6 6 6 4   Drobný 5 6 6 8
  Dorfman 0 2 4   Bartzen 3 2 4
4   Drobný 6 6 6 4   Drobný 6 6 6
  Vincent 1 1 0

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   Talbert 6 6 4 6
  Welsh 2 1 6 1 3   Talbert 7 6 6
  Balbiers 6 6 3 6   Balbiers 5 2 3
  Hobbs 2 2 6 2 3   Talbert 6 6 6
  Garrett 6 7 6   Garrett 3 2 4
  Tully 3 5 2   Garrett 6 6 4 6
  Černík 6 6 6   Černík 4 3 6 2
  Boys 2 2 4 3   Talbert 7 4 2 6 4
  Savitt 6 6 6 10   Sturgess 5 6 6 1 6
  Geller 1 3 3   Savitt 6 6 6
  Hopman 6 6 3 6   Hopman 4 0 2
  Macken 2 4 6 3   Savitt 3 4 2
  Thomas 6 3 6 6 10   Sturgess 6 6 6
  Hippenstiel 3 6 4 3   Thomas 0 4 2
10   Sturgess 6 6 6 10   Sturgess 6 6 6
  Taylor 0 1 2

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   Cochell 6 6 4 6
  Moylan 4 3 6 2 9   Cochell 4 8 4 6 6
  Kovaleski 6 6 6   Kovaleski 6 6 6 4 3
  Mouledous 3 1 3 9   Cochell 6 6 3 6
  Steele, Jr. 6 6 4 6   Trabert 0 3 6 4
  Hall 4 2 6 4   Steele, Jr. 3 7 6 3 4
  Trabert 6 6 8   Trabert 6 5 4 6 6
  Kerdasha 1 4 6 9   Cochell 6 6 6
  Weiss 6 6 4 6   Ampon 2 0 2
  Hetzeck 2 3 6 3   Weiss 3 4 6 6 6
  Mathey 6 6 2 1 4
  Weiss 3 2 4
  Ampon 6 6 6
  Ampon 6 6 3 7
8   Brown 1 4 6 5

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   Mulloy 6 6 6
  Massey 2 2 3
5   Mulloy 8 6 10
  Wood 6 4 8
  Masterson 5 6 3 7
  Wood 7 1 6 9
5   Mulloy 4 5 6 6 3
  Flam 6 7 3 4 6
  Galván 3 2 3
  Flam 6 6 6
  Flam 6 3 6 2 6
16   Morea 3 6 1 6 0
  Steiner 3 7 0
16   Morea 6 9 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   Likas 6 6 7
  Abdesselam 3 2 5
11   Likas 6 6 6
  Martin 2 4 4
  Martin 6 6 6
  Hanna 0 4 4
11   Likas 6 6 4 6
2   Quist 2 3 6 4
  Clark 2 9 6 6
  Golden 6 7 1 4
  Clark 5 6 3
2   Quist 7 8 6
  Shields 2 1 6 4
2   Quist 6 6 2 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York City]: New Chapter Press. p. 460. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ a b Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed – The USLTA Men's Singles Champions, 1881-1966,. Barre: Barre Publishers. p. 124. OCLC 172306.

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