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Roosevelt Pell

Full name: Theodore Roosevelt Pell
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Born: March 12, 1879 in Yonkers, New York, United States
Died: August 18, 1967 in Sands Point, New York, United States
Affiliations: New York Lawn Tennis Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Tennis

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Roosevelt Pell was an heir to the Howland family fortune, who later worked in real estate with his own company, Pell and Tibbitts. He was a top US tennis player, winning the US Indoor title in singles in 1907, 1909, and 1911, and the doubles title in 1905, 1909, and 1911-12. He was singles champion at the New England Championships from 1907-10. Pell’s best performance at the US Nationals was making the semi-finals in 1915. Pell was ranked in the US top 10 five times between 1910 and 1918, with a high ranking of #5 in 1913 and 1915. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1966. Pell was the only American to compete in tennis at the 1912 Olympics, where the tennis events were scheduled opposite Wimbledon.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 33 Stockholm Tennis Men's Singles United States USA 9T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1912 Summer 33 Stockholm Tennis United States USA Round Four Match #6 2 1912-07-01 Heyden (GER) 3, Pell (USA) 1 1
1912 Summer 33 Stockholm Tennis United States USA Round Three Match #12 1 1912-06-29 Pell (USA) 3, Canet (FRA) 0 3
1912 Summer 33 Stockholm Tennis United States USA Round Two Match #24 AC Pell (USA) walkover
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