General Beals Coleman
Wright
Male
United States of America
1879-12-19
Boston, United States of America
1961-08-23
Alton, Il, United States of America


About

Beals was born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, the son of George Wright, shortstop for the Cincinnati Red Stockings and founder of the sporting goods store Wright & Ditson.[2] He was the nephew of baseball pioneer Harry Wright. In 1899 Beals Wright travelled with his father to California where he played at the Delmonte Tennis Championship in Monterey. George Wright managed the team the same year he coached at Harvard. Two Harvard University players participated in the DelMonte Tournament-the first time east coast players took on California tennis champions.[citation needed]

Wright played at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics and won gold medals in both the singles and doubles competition.[3] He also won three consecutive singles titles (1904?1906) at the tournament now known as the Cincinnati Masters, and reached the doubles final (with Edgar Leonard) in 1904.

Wright won the Canadian Tennis Championship, played in Niagara-on-the-Lake, in 1902, 1903 and 1904.[4] In 1902 he won the Niagara International Tennis Tournament, also played in Niagara-on-the-Lake, by defeating Harold Hackett in the final in five sets and the default of Raymond Little in the challenge round.[5]

Wright's most important victory came in 1905 when he won the men's singles title at the U.S. National Championships by defeating reigning champion Holcombe Ward in the Challenge Round in straight sets 6?2, 6?1, 11?9.[6]

Beals was the brother of Irving Wright, the 1917 and 1918 U.S. Championship men's doubles champion. Together they won the men's doubles title at the Canadian Tennis Championship four times (1902, 1903, 1904, 1905).[4]

Beals Wright was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1956. He died in Alton, Illinois.[7]



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Archive statistics 1894 - 1918
13
220
164


Tournament wins 1910 - Kent Championships (Open)
1910 - Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament (Open)
1910 - European Championship (Amateur)
1906 - Cincinnati (ATP)
1905 - US Open (Grandslam)
1905 - Cincinnati (ATP)
1904 - Cincinnati (ATP)
1904 - Olympics, Olympic Games (Olympic Games)
1904 - Canadian International Championships ()
1903 - Canadian International Championships ()
1902 - Niagara International Tournament (Amateur)
1902 - Canadian International Championships ()
1899 - Wentworth Invitation (Amateur)


Tournaments US Open - 1918 US Open - 1912 US Open - 1911 Kent Championships - 1911 Davis Cup - Challenge Round - 1911 Wimbledon - 1910 US Open - 1910 Queens Club Tournament - 1910 Kent Championships - 1910 European Championship - 1910 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1910 US Open - 1908 Victorian Championships - 1908 Davis Cup - Final - 1908 Davis Cup - Challenge Round - 1908 Wimbledon - 1907 US Open - 1907 Cannes Championships - 1907 Cincinnati - 1907 South of France Championships - 1907 Davis Cup - Final - 1907 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1907 Epsom - 1907 US Open - 1906 Cincinnati - 1906 Wimbledon - 1905 US Open - 1905 Cincinnati - 1905 Queens Club Tournament - 1905 Davis Cup - Final - 1905 US Open - 1904 Canadian International Championships - 1904 Olympics, Olympic Games - 1904 Cincinnati - 1904 US Open - 1903 Canadian International Championships - 1903 Longwood Bowl - 1903 Niagara International Tournament - 1903 US Open - 1902 Canadian International Championships - 1902 Longwood Bowl - 1902 Niagara International Tournament - 1902 US Open - 1901 Canadian International Championships - 1901 Sussex Championships - 1901 European Championship - 1901 South of England Championships - 1901 US Open - 1900 Canadian International Championships - 1900 Middle States Championships - 1900 US International Indoor Championships - 1900 Massachusetts State Championships - 1900 New York Metropolitan Championships - 1900 US Open - 1899 Canadian International Championships - 1899 Longwood Bowl - 1899 Middle States Championships - 1899 Massachusetts State Championships - 1899 Lenox Tournament - 1899 Magnolia Tournament - 1899 Wentworth Invitation - 1899 US Open - 1898 Canadian International Championships - 1898 Longwood Bowl - 1898 US Open - 1897 Canadian International Championships - 1897 Longwood Bowl - 1897 New Hampshire Championships - 1897 Massachusetts State Championships - 1894 Wentworth Invitation - 1894

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