Frank Guernsey

Induction Year: 1984

 

Frank Guernsey (1917-2008), a native of Orlando, Florida, grew up playing tennis, winning the high school state singles championships in 1933-1935. Guernsey won the NCAA singles champion playing for Rice Institute in 1938.

 

In 1939 he won the singles title at the River Oaks Invitational Tournament, a reasonably prestigious tournament at the time. In 1941 he and Don McNeil won the National Indoor Doubles Championship, defeating Jack Kramer and Bobby Riggs in the final. Also in 1941, he teamed up with Bobby Riggs to win the River Oaks Doubles Championship, beating Jack Kramer and Ted Schroeder in the final. In 1946 he and Don McNeil successfully defended their National Indoor Doubles Championship, this time defeating Pancho Segura and Alejo Russell in the final.

 

 

 

Guernsey in 1940