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 seeded players are listed below. Pancho Gonzales is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1.   Frank Parker (Quarterfinalist)
  2.   Adrian Quist (Fourth round)
  3.   Bill Talbert (Fourth round)
  4.   Jaroslav Drobný (Semifinalist)
  5.   Gardnar Mulloy (Fourth round)
  6.   Bill Sidwell (Third round)
  7.   Robert Falkenburg (Quarterfinalist)
  8.   Geoffrey Brown (Second round)
  9.   Earl Cochell (Quarterfinalist)
  10.   Eric Sturgess (Finalist)
  11.   Harry Likas (Quarterfinalist)
  12.   Colin Long (Second round)
  13.   Vic Seixas (Fourth round)
  14.   Frank Sedgman (Fourth round)
  15.   Pancho Gonzales (Champion)
  16.   Enrique Morea (Third round)

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
  Galvan 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. ^ Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed – The USLTA Men's Singles Champions, 1881-1966,. Barre: Barre Publishers. p. 124. OCLC 172306.

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