General Wilmer Lawson
Allison
Male
United States of America
1904-12-08
San Antonio, United States of America
1977-04-20
Austin, United States of America


About

At the University of Texas at Austin, Allison was the Intercollegiate tennis champion in 1927. At Wimbledon, Allison lost the 1930 title to Bill Tilden.
As a doubles player with partner John Van Ryn, Allison won the 1929 and 1930 Wimbledon as well as 1931 and 1935 U.S. doubles championships.
Wilmer Allison was the top ranked amateur player in the United States in 1934 and 1935.
He defeated the world No. 1 Fred Perry in the 1935 U.S. National Championships in one of his greatest performances, however Perry suffered a painful injury to his right kidney in the first set. Allison later eliminated Sidney Wood Jr. in the final.
His doubles prowess was showcased in Davis Cup competition as he won 14 of 16 matches with John Van Ryn.
Allison coached tennis for the varsity team of his alma mater from 1946 through 1972 and from 1957 head coach.

Wilmer was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island in 1963.



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Archive statistics 1927 - 1943
28
246
179


Tournament wins 1941 - Texas Sectional Championships (Open)
1937 - Texas Sectional Championships (Open)
1937 - Longwood Bowl (Amateur)
1937 - Spring Lake Invitation Tournament (Amateur)
1935 - United North and South tournament (Amateur)
1935 - Atlanta Invitation Tournament (Open)
1935 - Mason & Dixon Tournament (Open)
1935 - US Open (Grandslam)
1934 - Delaware State Championship (Open)
1934 - Newport Casino Tournament (Amateur)
1934 - Sugar Bowl (Open)
1934 - Longwood Bowl (Amateur)
1934 - Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship (Open)
1934 - New England Championship (Open)
1933 - Orange Invitation (Amateur)
1932 - Pan American Tournament (Amateur)
1932 - United North and South tournament (Amateur)
1932 - New Orleans Invitational (Amateur)
1932 - River Oaks Tournament (WCT Circuit)
1931 - Mid-Pacific (Amateur)
1931 - Delaware State Championship (Open)
1930 - San Antonio Invitation (Amateur)
1930 - Queens Club Tournament (ATP)
1929 - Mason & Dixon Tournament (Open)
1928 - Longwood Bowl (Amateur)
1928 - New Jersey State Championships (Open)
1928 - Canadian International Championships ()
1927 - Intercollegiate Championships (Amateur)


Tournaments North Carolina State Championship - 1943 River Oaks Tournament - 1941 Texas Sectional Championships - 1941 Newport Casino Tournament - 1940 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1940 Seabright Invitational - 1940 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1940 River Oaks Tournament - 1940 Texas Sectional Championships - 1940 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1940 Canadian International Championships - 1938 Longwood Bowl - 1938 Newport Casino Tournament - 1938 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1938 Seabright Invitational - 1938 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1938 River Oaks Tournament - 1938 Illinois State Championship - 1937 Longwood Bowl - 1937 Seabright Invitational - 1937 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1937 River Oaks Tournament - 1937 Texas Sectional Championships - 1937 Wimbledon - 1936 Mason & Dixon Tournament - 1936 Netherlands International Championships - 1936 River Oaks Tournament - 1936 Wimbledon - 1935 US Open - 1935 Mason & Dixon Tournament - 1935 Sugar Bowl - 1935 United North and South tournament - 1935 Queens Club Tournament - 1935 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1935 Atlanta Invitation Tournament - 1935 River Oaks Tournament - 1935 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1935 US Open - 1934 Bermuda Championships - 1934 Delaware State Championship - 1934 Longwood Bowl - 1934 New England Championship - 1934 Newport Casino Tournament - 1934 Seabright Invitational - 1934 Sugar Bowl - 1934 United North and South tournament - 1934 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1934 River Oaks Tournament - 1934 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1934 Australian Open - 1933 US Open - 1933 Newport Casino Tournament - 1933 Orange Invitation - 1933 Mid-Pacific - 1933 New South Wales Championships - 1932B Wimbledon - 1932 US Open - 1932 Mason & Dixon Tournament - 1932 Newport Casino Tournament - 1932 United North and South tournament - 1932 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1932 River Oaks Tournament - 1932 Cuban Championships - 1932 Pan American Tournament - 1932 New Orleans Invitational - 1932 US Open - 1931 Delaware State Championship - 1931 Longwood Bowl - 1931 Newport Casino Tournament - 1931 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1931 Mid-Pacific - 1931 Wimbledon - 1930 US Open - 1930 Mason & Dixon Tournament - 1930 Newport Casino Tournament - 1930 Pacific Coast Championship - 1930 United North and South tournament - 1930 Queens Club Tournament - 1930 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1930 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1930 San Antonio Invitation - 1930 Wimbledon - 1929 US Open - 1929 Mason & Dixon Tournament - 1929 Florida State Championship - 1929 Florida East Coast - 1929 US Open - 1928 Canadian International Championships - 1928 Delaware State Championship - 1928 Longwood Bowl - 1928 Seabright Invitational - 1928 New Jersey State Championships - 1928 New York State Championships - 1928 Southeastern Championships - 1928 US Open - 1927 Intercollegiate Championships - 1927

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