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Grant Golden

Full name  Lewis Albert Gerrard
Wimbledon  4R (1952)
Height  1.75 m
Country (sports)  United States
US Open  4R (1956, 1958)
Plays  Right-handed
Name  Grant Golden
Handed  Right-handed
French Open  2R (1952)
Role  Tennis player

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Born  August 21, 1929 (age 86) Wilmette, Illinois (1929-08-21)

Education  Northwestern University

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Grant Golden (born August 21, 1929, in Wilmette, Illinois) was an American amateur tennis player in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Golden was ranked in the U.S. top 10 in singles in 1953, 1956, and 1957, and was ranked # 2 in the U.S. in doubles in 1953.

Tennis career

Golden played collegiate tennis from 1948 to 1951 at Northwestern University, where he was Big Ten Conference singles and doubles champion in 1950. He earned his doubles title with Bill Landin.

Grant won the United States National Indoor Doubles championship in 1957 and 1958, and the United States National Clay Court Doubles championship in 1952, 1953, and 1959.

At the Cincinnati Masters, Golden won three consecutive doubles titles: in 1956 (with Bernard Bartzen), in 1957 (with Bill Quillian), and in 1958 (with Bartzen). He also reached the doubles final in 1951 (with Hugh Stewart) and in 1959 (with Whitney Reed).

In singles in Cincinnati, he was a finalist in 1957 (losing to Bartzen); a semifinalist in 1951 (losing to future International Tennis Hall of Fame enshrinee Tony Trabert), 1952, and 1956; and a quarterfinalist in 1949. He also reached the Round of 16 in 1950 (losing 8–10 in the final set to Ham Richardson), and in 1958.

Davis Cup

Grant was 2–1 in Davis Cup play in 1957.

Maccabiah Games

Grant, who is Jewish, competed in the 1953 Maccabiah Games, winning gold medals in men's singles, (over South African Sid Levy), men's doubles, and mixed doubles.

Halls of Fame

He was inducted into the Northwestern University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.[1]

Grant was also inducted into the USTA Midwest Section Hall of Fame.[2]

References

Grant Golden Wikipedia


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