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Watty Washburn

Full name: Watson McLean "Watty" Washburn
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4 (194 cm)
Born: June 13, 1894 in New York, New York, United States
Died: December 2, 1973 in New York, New York, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Tennis

Biography

Watty Washburn attended Harvard and eventually became a lawyer, serving for many years as an Assistant State Prosecutor. He was ranked in the top 10 of American players seven times between 1914-22, with a high ranking of #5. Washburn won the US intercollegiates in doubles in 1913 and in indoor doubles in 1915. Known better as a doubles player he reached the finals in the US Championships in 1921 and 1923 and at Wimbledon in 1924, all with [Richard Williams]. Washburn and Williams also won the 1915 Eastern Tennis Championship in doubles. In 1921 Watty defeated his doubles partner in the final of the Newport Casino Invitational, but playing together they won the 1921 Davis Cup for the United States.

During World War I Washburn was with the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), serving in France as a captain in the artillery. Washburn later helped found the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and was inducted in 1965. He served on several USLTA Committees and was a leading administrator in the game of tennis in the United States for many years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 29 Paris Tennis Men's Singles United States USA 9T
1924 Summer 29 Paris Tennis Men's Doubles United States-1 USA 5T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 29 Paris Tennis United States USA Round Four Match #4 2 Jacob (IND) 3, Washburn (USA) 1 1
1924 Summer 29 Paris Tennis United States USA Round Three Match #8 1 1924-07-15 Washburn (USA) 3, van Lennep (NED) 1 3
1924 Summer 29 Paris Tennis United States USA Round Two Match #16 1 Washburn (USA) 3, Lupu (ROU) 0 3
1924 Summer 29 Paris Tennis United States USA Round One Match #45 1 1924-07-13 Washburn (USA) 3, Serventi (ITA) 0 3

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 29 Paris Tennis United States-1 USA Dick Williams Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1924-07-18 RSA 3, USA-1 2 2
1924 Summer 29 Paris Tennis United States-1 USA Dick Williams Round Three Match #4 1 USA-1 3, DEN-2 0 3
1924 Summer 29 Paris Tennis United States-1 USA Dick Williams Round Two Match #7 1 USA-1 3, TCH-1 0 3
1924 Summer 29 Paris Tennis United States-1 USA Dick Williams Round One Match #20 1 1924-07-14 USA-1 3, HUN-2 0 3
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