John Van Ryn (June 30, 1905 – August 7, 1999) was an American tennis champion of the 1930s. He was primarily known as the doubles partner of Wilmer Allison.

John Van Ryn
John Van Ryn 1930.jpg
Full nameJohn William Van Ryn
Country (sports) United States
Born(1905-06-30)June 30, 1905
Newport News, Virginia, United States
DiedAugust 7, 1999(1999-08-07) (aged 94)
Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Turned pro1923 (amateur tour)
Retired1945
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF1963 (member page)
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 8 (1929, A. Wallis Myers)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1933)
French OpenQF (1931)
WimbledonQF (1931)
US OpenQF (1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1937)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenW (1931)
WimbledonW (1929, 1930, 1931)
US OpenW (1931, 1935)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon4R (1936)

Van Ryn won the Men’s Doubles at Wimbledon three straight years (1929–31). He took two of the titles with Wilmer Allison and won the third with George Lott. In 1931, he was also successful with Lott at the French Championships. He became the first male player to win the French, British and American doubles titles when he won the 1931 U.S. National Championships with Allison.[2] Van Ryn had an excellent record when he competed for the United States in Davis Cup, winning 22 of 24 encounters in a period of eight years. He was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1963.[3]

On 22 October 1930 he married tennis player Midge Gladman.[4]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (6 titles, 5 runners-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1929 Wimbledon Grass   Wilmer Allison   Ian Collins
  Collin Gregory
6–4, 5–7, 6–3, 10–12, 6–4
Winner 1930 Wimbledon Grass   Wilmer Allison   John Doeg
  George Lott
6–3, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1930 US National Championships Grass   Wilmer Allison   John Doeg
  George Lott
6–8, 3–6, 6–3, 15–13, 4–6
Winner 1931 French Championships Clay   George Lott   Vernon Kirby
  Norman Farquharson
6–4, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1931 Wimbledon Grass   George Lott   Jacques Brugnon
  Henri Cochet
6–2, 10–8, 9–11, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 1931 US National Championships Grass   Wilmer Allison   Berkeley Bell
  Gregory Mangin
6–4, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1932 US National Championships Grass   Wilmer Allison   Keith Gledhill
  Ellsworth Vines
4–6, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 1934 US National Championships Grass   Wilmer Allison   George Lott
  Lester Stoefen
4–6, 7–9, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 1935 Wimbledon Grass   Wilmer Allison   Jack Crawford
  Adrian Quist
3–6, 7–5, 2–6, 7–5, 5–7
Winner 1935 US National Championships Grass   Wilmer Allison   Don Budge
  Gene Mako
6–2, 6–3, 2–6, 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 1936 US National Championships Grass   Wilmer Allison   Don Budge
  Gene Mako
4–6, 2–6, 4–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Béla Kehrling, ed. (October 10, 1929). "Wallis Meyers a világ legjobb tenniszezőiről" [Wallis Myers on the best players of the world] (pdf). Tennisz és Golf (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Bethlen Gábor irod. és Nyomdai Rt. I (11): 262–263. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
  2. ^ Irving Wright, ed. (1932). The Wright & Ditson Officially Adopted Lawn Tennis Guide for 1932. New York: American Sports Publishing. p. 13.
  3. ^ "Player Profile John Van Ryn". International Tennis Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on October 7, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Outstanding Tennis Player To Marry". The Stanford Daily (17). AP. October 23, 1930. p. 2.

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