Mark Anthony Otway (9 October 1931 – 2014) was a New Zealand tennis player. Born in Takapuna in 1931,[1] Otway was educated at Takapuna Grammar School,[2] and then, from 1946 to 1948, Mount Albert Grammar School.[3] He competed at Wimbledon on eight occasions between 1954 and 1965,[4] and once at the Australian Championships, in 1951.[5] He represented New Zealand in seven Davis Cup ties between 1954 and 1961.[6]

Mark Otway
Full nameMark Anthony Otway
Country (sports) New Zealand
Born(1931-10-09)9 October 1931
Takapuna, New Zealand
Died2014
Noosa, Queensland, Australia
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1951)
French Open3R (1959)
Wimbledon3R (1954, 1960)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1951)
WimbledonQF (1954)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonSF (1954)

He won the Northern Lawn Tennis Singles Championship in 1960[7] and was runner-up in the singles at the Surrey Grass Court Championships in 1962.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Births". New Zealand Herald. 12 October 1931. p. 1. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  2. ^ Rattue, Chris (16 July 2005). "Serving up memories from behind the Iron Curtain". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Albertian obituaries". The Lion. Mount Albert Grammar School: 66. November 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Players archive: Mark Otway". The Championships, Wimbledon. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Results archive: Mark Otway". Tennis Australia. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Davis Cup player profile: Mark Otway". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Otway wins final". Canberra Times. 24 June 1960. p. 25. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Miss Mortimer gains title". The Guardian. 4 June 1962. p. 13.