Tom Bundy
Full nameThomas Clark Bundy
Country (sports) United States
Born(1881-10-08)October 8, 1881
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedOctober 13, 1945(1945-10-13) (aged 64)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
US OpenF (1910Ch)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US OpenW (1912, 1913, 1914)

Thomas Clark Bundy (October 8, 1881 – October 13, 1945) was a tennis player from Los Angeles, California, who was active in the early 20th century. With Maurice McLoughlin, he won three doubles titles at the U.S. National Championships. Bundy Drive, a major thoroughfare in West Los Angeles, is named for him. [1]

Tennis career

Bundy won the All-Comers singles final against Beals Wright, but finished runner-up to William Larned in a five-set Challenge Round at the U.S. National Championships in 1910.[2][3] He also reached the semifinals in 1909 and 1911. Bundy won three consecutive doubles titles at the championships, alongside Maurice McLoughlin, in 1912, 1913, and 1914.[4]

When the Los Angeles Tennis Club was founded in 1920 Bundy was elected as its first president.[5]

Personal life

On December 11, 1912 Bundy married tennis player U.S. National Championships and Wimbledon champion May Sutton.[6] They separated in 1923 and were divorced in 1940. The couple had four children including daughter Dorothy Cheney, a tennis player who won the singles title at the 1938 Australian Championships.[6]

Grand Slam finals

Singles (1 runner-up)

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1910 U.S. National Championships Grass United States William Larned 1–6, 7–5, 0–6, 8–6, 1–6

Doubles (3 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1910 U.S. National Championships Grass United States Trowridge Hendrick United States Fred Alexander
United States Harold Hackett
1–6, 6–8, 3–6
Win 1912 U.S. National Championships Grass United States Maurice McLoughlin United States Raymond Little
United States Gustave Touchard
3–6, 6–2, 6–1, 7–5
Win 1913 U.S. National Championships Grass United States Maurice McLoughlin United States John Strachan
United States Clarence Griffin
6–4, 7–5, 6–1
Win 1914 U.S. National Championships Grass United States Maurice McLoughlin United States George Church
United States Dean Mathey
6–4, 6–2, 6–4
Loss 1915 U.S. National Championships Grass United States Maurice McLoughlin United States Bill Johnston
United States Clarence Griffin
6–2, 3–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6

Grand Slam tournament singles performance timeline

Tournament 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913
Australian Open A A A A A
Wimbledon A A A A A
US Open SF FCh SF 4R 2R

References

  1. ^ "MAY SUTTON BUNDY (1887 – 1975) First American to Win Wimbledon"
  2. ^ "Larned works Bundy". The Baltimore Sun. August 26, 1910. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. For the fourth consecutive time and for the sixth time in his career as tennis player William A. Larned, of Summit, N. J., today won the challenge match of the singles championship of the United States, defeating Thos. C. Bundy, of Los Angeles, Cal., on the Casin courts, 6–1, 5–7, 6–0, 6–8, 6–1
  3. ^ Bill Talbert (1967). Tennis Observed. Barre: Barre Publishers. pp. 84–85. OCLC 172306.
  4. ^ "US National/US Open Championships" (PDF). usta.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2009-06-24.
  5. ^ Baltzell, E. Digby (1995). Sporting Gentlemen : Men's Tennis from the Age of Honor to the Cult of the Superstar. New York [u.a.]: Free Press. p. 233. ISBN 9780029013151.
  6. ^ a b "Bundy of tennis fame dies at 64". The Los Angeles Times. October 14, 1945. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.