Percy Knapp

Wallace Percy Knapp (July 8, 1863 – August 29, 1917) was an American tennis player active in the late 19th century.

Percy Knapp
Full nameWallace Percy Knapp
Country (sports) United States
Born7 August 1863
South Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
DiedAugust 29, 1917(1917-08-29) (aged 54).[1][2]
New York City, New York, United States
Turned pro1884 (amateur tour)
Retired1903
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
US OpenF (1885, 1890)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US OpenQF (1884)

Knapp reached the All-Comers final of the U.S. National Championships in 1885 (beating Howard Taylor and Joseph Clark before losing to Godfrey Brinley)[3] and 1890 (beating Clarence Hobart before losing to Oliver Campbell).[3] Knapp also reached the semifinals in 1884 and 1889.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

All-Comers singles (2 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1885 U.S. Championships Grass   Godfrey Brinley 3–6, 3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 1890 U.S. Championships Grass   Oliver Campbell 6–8, 6–0, 2–6, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wallace Percy Knapp". www.tennisarchives.com.
  2. ^ "Wallace Percy Knapp (1863 - 1917)". www.findagrave.com.
  3. ^ a b Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed. Boston: Barre Publishers. pp. 63, 66. OCLC 172306.