General Clarence
Hobart
Male
United States of America
1870-06-27
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America
1930-08-02
Asheville, North Carolina, United States of America


About

Clarence Hobart was a tennis player from the United States. He was a six-time champion at the U.S. National Championships, winning three titles in men's doubles in 1890, 1893 and 1894 and three others in mixed doubles in 1892, 1893 and 1905.Hobart also reached the Challenge Round in the Gentlemen's Singles in 1891, finishing runner-up.

In 1905 he won the mixed doubles title at the U.S. National Championship with Augusta Schultz whom he married in 1895.

In 1899 he won the Championship of Germany, played in Homburg, by defeating A.W. Gore in the final in three straight sets and subsequently winning against Irishman Harold Mahoney in the challenge round in five sets. At the same venue he reached the final of the Homburg Cup but lost in five sets to Wimbledon champion Reggie Doherty after leading 2–0 in sets.
During a 1903 tour in Europe he reached the finals of the Kent Championships and the Ostend International tournament in Belgium but was defeated by A.W. Gore and Paul de Borman respectively.

In 1907 Hobart competed in the Longwood tournament, at the time the most important tournament in the U.S. next to the national championship, and won the All-Comers tournament. This entitled him to play for the tournament title in the Challenge Round against Larned, the winner of the previous title, but he refused to play explaining "For many years I have opposed the practice of permitting the holders to stand out in our tournaments,... on the obvious ground that it is unjust to pit a tired man against a fresh one, and equally unjust to give the holder only one chance for defeat while the challenger must necessarily have several.". His refusal contributed to the abandonment in 1912 of the Challenge Round system at the U.S. National Championships.

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Archive statistics 1887 - 1919
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180


Tournament wins 1899 - German International Championships ()
1896 - Middle States Championships (Amateur)
1894 - New York State Championships (Open)
1893 - New England Championship (Open)
1893 - Magnolia Springs (Amateur)
1893 - Tuxedo Tournament (Amateur)
1893 - New York State Championships (Open)
1891 - Nahant Invitation Tournament (Amateur)
1891 - New Jersey State Championships (Open)
1890 - New Jersey State Championships (Open)
1889 - Bergen County (Open)
1889 - New Jersey State Championships (Open)
1888 - Montclair (Amateur)


Tournaments US Open - 1919 US Open - 1909 US Open - 1907 Longwood Bowl - 1907 New England Championship - 1907 US Open - 1906 US Open - 1905 Wimbledon - 1903 Paris International Championships - 1903 German International Championships - 1903 Kent Championships - 1903 Homburg - 1903 Oostende - 1903 Championships of Hamburg - 1903 Pöseldorf Prize - 1903 Homburg International Championship - 1903 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1903 Middlesex Championships - 1903 US Open - 1902 US Open - 1901 Canadian International Championships - 1901 German International Championships - 1900 Wimbledon - 1899 German International Championships - 1899 Kent Championships - 1899 Dinard - 1899 Scottish Championships - 1899 European Championship - 1899 Welsh Championships - 1899 Midland Counties Championships - 1899 Northumberland Championships - 1899 Homburg - 1899 Warwickshire Championships - 1899 Wimbledon - 1898 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1898 Middle States Championships - 1897 Middle States Championships - 1896 West Newton - 1895 US Open - 1894 New England Championship - 1894 New York State Championships - 1894 West Newton - 1894 US Open - 1893 Longwood Bowl - 1893 New England Championship - 1893 Southern Championships - 1893 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1893 New York State Championships - 1893 Essex County - 1893 West Newton - 1893 Magnolia Springs - 1893 Tampa Gulf Championship - 1893 Tuxedo Tournament - 1893 US Open - 1892 Nahant Invitation Tournament - 1892 Philadelphia - 1892 US Open - 1891 New Jersey State Championships - 1891 US Open - 1890 New Jersey State Championships - 1890 Westchester - 1890 Middle States Championships - 1889 New Jersey State Championships - 1889 Bergen County - 1889 Middle States Championships - 1888 Bergen County - 1888 Montclair - 1888 Orange Spring Tournament - 1888 Flushing Athletic Club - 1888 New York Lawn Tennis Club Amateur Tournament - 1888 Orange Spring Tournament - 1887

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