Maurice Evans McLoughlin (January 7, 1890 – December 10, 1957) was an American tennis player. Known for his powerful serve and overhead volley, McLoughlin was the first male tennis champion from the western United States.
|Full name||Maurice Evans McLoughlin|
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||AKA "The California Comet"|
|Born||January 7, 1890|
Carson City, NV, U.S.
|Died||December 10, 1957 (aged 67)|
Hermosa Beach, CA, U.S.
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Int. Tennis HoF||1957 (member page)|
|Career record||189–25 (88.3%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (1914, A. Wallis Myers)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|US Open||W (1912, 1913)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||W (1912, 1913, 1914)|
|Davis Cup||W (1913)|
At the U.S. Championships, he won the singles twice, 1912 and 1913, and the doubles three times with Thomas Bundy, 1912-1914. In 1913 he also became the first American to be a finalist in the singles at Wimbledon when he defeated Stanley Doust in the final of the All-Comers tournament. He lost the Challenge Round in straight sets to defending champion Anthony Wilding.
McLoughlin was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island in 1957.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Singles: (2 titles, 4 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||1911||U.S. National Championships||Grass||William Larned||4–6, 4–6, 2–6|
|Win||1912||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Wallace F. Johnson||3–6, 2–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–2|
|Loss||1913||Wimbledon||Grass||Anthony Wilding||6–8, 3–6, 8–10|
|Win||1913||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Richard Norris Williams||6–4, 5–7, 6–3, 6–1|
|Loss||1914||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Richard Norris Williams||3–6, 6–8, 8–10|
|Loss||1915||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Bill Johnston||6–1, 0–6, 5–7, 8–10|
Doubles (3 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit
|Win||1912||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Tom Bundy|| Raymond Little
|3–6, 6–2, 6–1, 7–5|
|Win||1913||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Tom Bundy|| John Strachan
|6–4, 7–5, 6–1|
|Win||1914||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Tom Bundy|| George Church
|6–4, 6–2, 6–4|
|Loss||1915||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Tom Bundy|| Clarence Griffin
|6–2, 3–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6|
|Loss||1916||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Henry Ward Dawson|| Clarence Griffin
|4–6, 3–6, 7–5, 3–6|
- "Maurice McLoughlin: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Tennis Base. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
- "Lawn Tennis". Auckland Star. Auckland, New Zealand. XLVI (91): 15. April 17, 1915. Retrieved July 5, 2013 – via PapersPast.
- "'California Comet,' Noted for Flashy Style, Helped Game to National Popularity. Maurice McLoughlin Dies at 67. U.S. Tennis Champion in '12-13". Associated Press in the New York Times. December 12, 1957. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
Maurice E. McLoughlin, tennis star in the early part of the century, died at his home last night after a short illness. He was 67 years old. He suffered a heart attack a week ago.Cite has empty unknown parameter:
- "American Lawn Tennis". United States Lawn Tennis Association. 1931. Retrieved December 17, 2010.
Maurice E. McLoughlin, born January 7, 1890; Melville H. Long, born October 18, 1889.Cite has empty unknown parameter:
- "M'Loughlin is New Tennis Champion" (PDF). The New York Times. August 27, 1912.
- "Mc'Loughlin Beats Doust At Tennis". New York Times. July 2, 1913. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
Maurice E. McLoughlin of San Francisco, the United States lawn tennis champion, by defeating to-day in three straight sets Stanley N. Doust, the Australasian Davis Cup Captain, in the final round of the all-England lawn tennis singles championship tournament, won the right to challenge A. F. Wilding of New Zealand, the title holder, and the match will be played here on Friday.Cite has empty unknown parameter:
- Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 417, 457, 477. ISBN 978-0942257700.
- Runyon, Damon (November 1914), "McLoughlin—The World's Greatest Tennis Player", Munsey's Magazine, 53 (11): 331–8
- McLoughlin, Maurice (1915). Tennis As I Play It. New York: George H. Doran.
- Pastore, Stephen R., Sinclair Lewis: A Descriptive Bibliography, New Haven, YALEbooks, 1997, pp.323–5.
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