General Phillip Franklin (Phil)
Neer
Male
United States of America
1901-12-24
Portland, Oregon, United States of America
1989-12-26
Los Angeles, California, United States of America


About

Brother of fellow tennis player Henry Neer and uncle of another player, Jack Neer. Henry and Philip Neer’s father, Max Neer, was a Jewish Russian immigrant to the USA. He ran a fruit dealing business. Their mother, Jeannette Neer (née Franklin), was born in Germany.

Phil is considered to be the first male from the Northwest to gain national recognition in tennis.
In 1919, he was the national junior doubles runner-up. That same year, he was the Pacific Northwest singles champion.
In 1920, he won the British Columbia men’s singles championship.
The next year, while at Sanford University, he won the National Intercollegiate (NCAA) singles championship. He was the first champion from the West coast. In 1922, he won the NCAA doubles championship with James Davies from Stanford University.
The Neer family – – Phil and brothers Jacie and Henry, also Jack, son of Jacie have all been prominent in Portland tennis.
Honors

Member of the USTA/PNW Hall of Fame
Member of the NCAA Tennis Hall of Fame



Media


Archive statistics 1918 - 1958
6
52
22


Tournament wins 1931 - Southeastern Championships (Amateur)
1921 - Intercollegiate Championships (Amateur)
1920 - British Columbia Championship (Open)
1920 - Ojai Championships (Amateur)
1920 - Oregon State Championships (Open)
1919 - Pacific Northwest (Open)


Tournaments New York State Championships - 1958 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1934 Pacific Coast Championship - 1933 Pacific Coast Championship - 1932 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1932 Pacific Coast Championship - 1931 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1931 Florida State Championship - 1931 Florida East Coast - 1931 Southeastern Championships - 1931 US Open - 1930 Newport Casino Tournament - 1930 Pacific Coast Championship - 1930 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1930 Seabright Invitational - 1930 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1930 US Open - 1929 US Open - 1926 Ojai Championships - 1926 Washington State Championships - 1925 Pacific Northwest - 1925 Oregon State Championships - 1924 US Open - 1923 US Open - 1922 US Open - 1921 British Columbia Championship - 1921 Intercollegiate Championships - 1921 Ojai Championships - 1921 British Columbia Championship - 1920 California State Championship - 1920 Oregon State Championships - 1920 Bay Counties Championship - 1920 Ojai Championships - 1920 Cincinnati - 1919 Pacific Northwest - 1919 Washington State Championships - 1918

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