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Valentine Hall

Valentine Hall

US tennis player
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Quick Facts
Intro US tennis player
Countries United States of America
Occupations Tennis player
Gender male
Birth November 12, 1867 (New York City)
Death October 26, 1934 (New York City)
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Biography

Valentine Gill "Vallie" Hall III (November 12, 1867, New York – October 26, 1934) was an American tennis player who was active in the late 19th century. He was the elder son of Valentine Gill Hall, Jr. and Mary Livingston Ludlow of the Livingston family. Vallie's eldest sister was Anna Rebecca Hall, making him an uncle of First Lady of the United States, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.

Career

In 1888 and 1890 he won the Men's Doubles title at the U.S. National Championships, also reaching the semi-finals in the Men's Singles in 1891 (and the quarter-finals in 1890, 1892 and 1893).

In 1891 he won the tournament at Southampton, NY. Together with his brother Edward Ludlow Hall (1872–1932) he won the National Eastern Doubles Championships in 1892.

In 1889 he wrote a book titled Lawn Tennis in America containing biographical sketches of prominent players. He was a secretary of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association.

Grand Slam finals

Doubles (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1888 U.S. Championships Grass United States Oliver Campbell United States Clarence Hobart
United States E.P. Macmullen
6–4, 6–2, 6-2
Runner-up 1889 U.S. Championships Grass United States Oliver Campbell United States Henry Slocum
United States Howard Taylor
1–6, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 1890 U.S. Championships Grass United States Clarence Hobart United States Charles Carver
United States John Ryerson
6–3, 4–6, 6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1891 U.S. Championships Grass United States Clarence Hobart United States Oliver Campbell
United States Bob Huntington
3–6, 4–6, 6–8
Runner-up 1892 U.S. Championships Grass United States Edward L. Hall United States Oliver Campbell
United States Bob Huntington
4–6, 2–6, 6–4, 3–6

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