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May Langrishe

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Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Wimbledon  SF (1891)

Name  May Langrishe
Role  Tennis Player
Full name  Mary Isabella Langrishe
Born  31 December 1864 Ireland (1864-12-31)
Plays  Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Died  January 24, 1939, Charmouth, United Kingdom

Mary Isabella "May" Langrishe (1864–1939) was an Irish tennis player.

Biography

Langrishe was born in Ireland on 31 December 1864. In 1879, she won the first Irish Championships at the age of 14. She won the singles title again in 1883 and 1886, and the doubles title with her sister Beatrice in 1884. Langrishe played at the 1885 Wimbledon Championships where she lost to Maud Watson. At her secon appearance at Wimbledon in 1891, Langrishe reached the semifinals of the all-comers tournament, losing to Blanche Hillyard 4-6, 1-6. She also won the Northern Championships doubles at Manchester partnering her sister in 1882.

She died on 24 January 1939 at Hammersmead House, Charmouth, the same house in which Maud Watson died seven years later.

References

May Langrishe Wikipedia


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