Howard Taylor (tennis)

Howard Taylor (November 23, 1865 – November 26, 1920) was a tennis player from the United States.

Howard Taylor
Full nameHoward Augustus Taylor
Country (sports) United States
Born(1865-11-23)November 23, 1865
New York City, United States
DiedNovember 26, 1920(1920-11-26) (aged 55) [1]
New York City, United States
Turned pro1879 (amateur tour)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon1R (1879)
US OpenF (1884Ch, 1886, 1887, 1888)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US OpenW (1889)

Taylor performed well at the U.S. National Championships, reaching the Challenge Round in 1884 (beating Joseph Clark, Percy Knapp and William Thorne before losing to Richard Sears).[2] Taylor reached the all comers final in 1886 (beating James Dwight and Clark before losing to Robert Livingston Beeckman).[2] He reached the all comers final in 1887 (beating Oliver Campbell before losing to Henry Slocum).[2] Slocum beat him in the all comers final again in 1888. Taylor also won the doubles title in 1889 alongside Slocum, finishing runner-up in 1886 and 1887.

Taylor attended Harvard University, where he was an NCAA singles and doubles champion in 1883.[3] His occupation was a lawyer.[1]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1884 U.S. Championships Grass   Richard Sears 0–6, 6–1, 0–6, 2–6

Doubles (1 title, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1886 U.S. Championships Grass   Godfrey Brinley   James Dwight
  Richard Sears
5–7, 8–6, 5–7, 4–6
Loss 1887 U.S. Championships Grass   Henry Slocum   James Dwight
  Richard Sears
4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 3–6
Win 1889 U.S. Championships Grass   Henry Slocum   Valentine Hall
  Oliver Campbell
14–12, 10–8, 6–4


  1. ^ a b "Howard Augustus Taylor".
  2. ^ a b c Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed. Boston: Barre Publishers. pp. 63–64. OCLC 172306.
  3. ^ "The Ivy League". Council of Ivy League Presidents and The Ivy League. Archived from the original on October 30, 2013.

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