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Tennis at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's Singles

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Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Dirt Courts near Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: August 29, 1904
Date Finished: September 3, 1904
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: USA Beals Wright
Silver: USA Robert LeRoy
Bronze: USA Alphonzo Bell
USA Edgar Leonard

Summary

The Olympic Men's Singles championship was won by Beals Wright of Boston who was the defending U.S. doubles champion, having been partnered by Holcolmbe Ward to win that championship in 1903. Wright won the title by defeating Robert LeRoy of Columbia University, who was the 1903 European champion. The final match score was 6-4, 6-4. The St. Louis Globe Democrat reported the results of the final as follows, "Wright showed himself to be worthy of the reputation with which he is accredited. His play was steadily brilliant and he invoked the applause of the highly interested spectators, of whom there were a goodly number, not withstanding the counter attraction offered by the final events of the Olympic games. LeRoy's playing bordered on the sensational throughout the game, and the execution of difficult strokes was frequent. He made such a showing as to make him a logical candidate for championship honors when he has gained the strength which comes with maturity."

LeRoy had advanced to the finals by defeating Edgar Leonard of Boston, 6-3, 6-3. Wright had advanced to the finals by defeating Los Angeles' Alphonzo Bell, 6-3, 6-4. Wright was the son of George Wright, one of the early pioneers of baseball in the United States.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Beals Wright 24 United States USA Gold
2 Robert LeRoy 19 United States USA Silver
3T Edgar Leonard 23 United States USA Bronze
3T Alphonzo Bell 28 United States USA Bronze
5T Charles Cresson 30 United States USA
5T Wilfred Blatherwick 33 United States USA
5T John Neely 32 United States USA
5T Semp Russ 26 United States USA
9T Fred Sanderson 31 United States USA
9T Ralph McKittrick 26 United States USA
9T James Cunningham United States USA
9T Hugo Hardy Germany GER
9T Rollin Feitshans 23 United States USA
9T Dwight Davis 24 United States USA
9T Hugh McKittrick Jones 23 United States USA
16T Frank Wheaton 27 United States USA
16T Chris Forney United States USA
16T William Easton United States USA
16T Nathaniel Semple 27 United States USA
16T Forest Montgomery United States USA
16T Malcolm MacDonald United States USA
16T Joseph Charles 36 United States USA
16T Orion Vernon United States USA
16T Stewart Tritle 33 United States USA
16T Douglas Turner United States USA
16T Andrew Drew United States USA
27 George Stadel 22 United States USA