John Van Ryn

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John Van Ryn
John Van Ryn 1930.jpg
Full nameJohn William Van Ryn
Country (sports)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Born(1905-06-30)June 30, 1905
Newport News, Virginia, United States
DiedAugust 7, 1999(1999-08-07) (aged 94)
Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Turned pro1923 (amateur tour)
Retired1945
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF 1963 (member page)
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 8 (1929, A. Wallis Myers ) [1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1933)
French Open QF (1931)
Wimbledon QF (1931)
US Open QF (1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1937)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open W (1931)
Wimbledon W (1929, 1930, 1931)
US Open W (1931, 1935)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 4R (1936)

John Van Ryn (June 30, 1905 August 7, 1999) was an American tennis champion of the 1930s. He was primarily known as the doubles partner of Wilmer Allison.

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Van Ryn won the Men’s Doubles at Wimbledon three straight years (1929–31). He took two of the titles with Wilmer Allison and won the third with George Lott. In 1931, he was also successful with Lott at the French Championships. He became the first male player to win the French, British and American doubles titles when he won the 1931 U.S. National Championships with Allison. [2] Van Ryn had an excellent record when he competed for the United States in Davis Cup, winning 22 of 24 encounters in a period of eight years. He was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1963. [3]

On 22 October 1930 he married tennis player Midge Gladman. [4]

Grand Slam finals

Doubles (6 titles, 5 runners-up)

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Winner1929 Wimbledon Grass Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Wilmer Allison Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ian Collins
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Collin Gregory
6–4, 5–7, 6–3, 10–12, 6–4
Winner1930 Wimbledon Grass Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Wilmer Allison Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg John Doeg
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg George Lott
6–3, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up1930 US National Championships Grass Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Wilmer Allison Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg John Doeg
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg George Lott
6–8, 3–6, 6–3, 15–13, 4–6
Winner 1931 French Championships Clay Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg George Lott Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Vernon Kirby
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Norman Farquharson
6–4, 6–3, 6–4
Winner1931 Wimbledon Grass Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg George Lott Flag of France.svg Jacques Brugnon
Flag of France.svg Henri Cochet
6–2, 10–8, 9–11, 3–6, 6–3
Winner1931 US National Championships Grass Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Wilmer Allison Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Berkeley Bell
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Gregory Mangin
6–4, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up1932 US National Championships Grass Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Wilmer Allison Flag of Australia (converted).svg Keith Gledhill
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Ellsworth Vines
4–6, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up1934 US National Championships Grass Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Wilmer Allison Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg George Lott
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Lester Stoefen
4–6, 7–9, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up1935 Wimbledon Grass Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Wilmer Allison Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Crawford
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adrian Quist
3–6, 7–5, 2–6, 7–5, 5–7
Winner1935 US National Championships Grass Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Wilmer Allison Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Don Budge
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Gene Mako
6–2, 6–3, 2–6, 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up1936 US National Championships Grass Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Wilmer Allison Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Don Budge
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Gene Mako
4–6, 2–6, 4–6

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The Men's Doubles tennis competition, part of the 1931 U.S. National Championships, was held from August 25 to September 2, 1931 on the outdoor grass courts at the Longwood Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill, MA, United States. Third-seeded Wilmer Allison and John Van Ryn defeated fourth-seeded Gregory Mangin and Berkeley Bell 6–4, 8–6, 6–3 in the final to win the title.

Wilmer Allison and John Van Ryn successfully defended their title, defeating John Doeg and George Lott in the final, 6–3, 6–3, 6–2 to win the Gentlemen' Doubles tennis title at the 1930 Wimbledon Championship.

Wilmer Allison and John Van Ryn were the defending champions, but Allison did not compete. Van Ryn partnered with George Lott, and defeated John Doeg and George Lott in the final, 6–2, 10–8, 9–11, 3–6, 6–3 to win the Gentlemen' Doubles tennis title at the 1931 Wimbledon Championship.

George Lott and John Van Ryn were the defending champions, but Lott did not compete. Van Ryn competed with Wilmer Allison, but lost in the semifinals to Jacques Brugnon and Henri Cochet.

References

  1. Béla Kehrling, ed. (October 10, 1929). "Wallis Meyers a világ legjobb tenniszezőiről" [Wallis Myers on the best players of the world](pdf). Tennisz és Golf (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Bethlen Gábor irod. és Nyomdai Rt. I (11): 262–263. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
  2. Irving Wright, ed. (1932). The Wright & Ditson Officially Adopted Lawn Tennis Guide for 1932. New York: American Sports Publishing. p. 13.
  3. "Player Profile John Van Ryn". International Tennis Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on October 7, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
  4. "Outstanding Tennis Player To Marry". The Stanford Daily (17). AP. October 23, 1930. p. 2.