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Mary–Ann Eisel (born November 25, 1946) is an American former tennis player. She was the US Open mixed doubles champion in 1968.

Mary–Ann Eisel
Country (sports) United States
Born (1946-11-25) November 25, 1946 (age 72)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1968)
WimbledonQF (1967)
US Open3R (1964, 1965, 1967)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1968)
French OpenQF (1967)
WimbledonSF (1969, 1971)
US OpenF (1967)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1968)
French Open2R (1967)
WimbledonQF (1966)
US OpenW (1968)

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Personal lifeEdit

Eisel was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and was educated in the Ladue School District,[1] and went on to Washington University in St. Louis.[2] In 1969, she married fellow tennis player Peter Curtis, who was also her Mixed Doubles partner. Following their divorce, she married Don Beattie on May 12, 1972.

In addition to her tennis career, Eisel was a talented amateur golfer.[2]

CareerEdit

Eisel reached the finals of the 1967 women's doubles U.S. National Championships at Forrest Hills with Donna Floyd but lost in three sets against Rosemary Casals and Billie Jean King.

In 1968 she won the US Open mixed doubles title with Peter Curtis by defeating Tory Fretz and Gerry Perry in straight sets.[3] In 1969 she won the singles title at the Surrey Grass Court Championships, defeating Judy Tegart in three sets. She won the doubles title at the 1971 British Hard Court Championships with Françoise Dürr, defeating Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong in the final.[4]

In 1968 and 1970 she played for the US Federation Cup team, reaching the semifinals of the World Group on both occasions, and compiled a record of five wins and four losses.

In 1974, she was a team member of the Detroit Loves, which won the Central Section Championship in the inaugural season of the newly created World Team Tennis league in the United States. The following year, 1975, she played for the Hawaii Leis.[5]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1967 U.S. Championships Grass   Donna Floyd   Rosemary Casals
  Billie Jean King
6–4, 3–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles (1 title)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1968 US Open Grass   Peter Curtis   Tory Fretz
  Gerry Perry
6–4, 7–5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dan Dillon (June 2005). So, Where'd You Go to High School? Vol. 2: The Baby Boomer Years: 1950s-1960s. Virginia Publishing. pp. 1–. ISBN 978-1-891442-33-9.
  2. ^ a b Template:Cite weburl=https://www.usta.com/content/dam/usta/sections/missouri-valley/pdfs/HoF History.pdf
  3. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 482. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  4. ^ Hedges, Martin (1978). The Concise Dictionary of Tennis. New York: Mayflower Books. p. 23. ISBN 978-0861240128.
  5. ^ "Mary Ann Beattie". www.wtt.com. World TeamTennis.

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