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Helen Rebecca Hellwig Pouch (March 4, 1874 – November 26, 1960) was an American female tennis player.

Career

Hellwig won the 1894 U.S. National Championships singles title defeating reigning champion Aline Terry in five sets.[1] Together with compatriot Juliette Atkinson she won the 1894 and 1895 doubles title. She lost her singles title to Juliette Atkinson who beat her in straight sets in the 1895 challenge round.[2]

She was president of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) organization from 1941 through 1944.[3][4]

Grand Slam finals

Singles (1 title)

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1894 U.S. Championships Grass United States Aline Terry 7–5, 3–6, 6–0, 3–6, 6–3

Doubles (2 runner-ups)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1894 U.S. Championships Grass United States Juliette Atkinson United States Annabella Wistar
United States Amy Williams
4–6, 6–8, 2–6
Winner 1895 U.S. Championships Grass United States Juliette Atkinson United States Elisabeth Moore
United States Amy Williams
2–6, 2–6, 10–12

Personal life

She married William H. Pouch who was the chairman of the Concrete Steel Company.[5]

References

  1. ^ Whittelsey, Joseph T., ed. (1895). Wright & Ditson's Lawn Tennis Guide for 1895. Boston: Wright & Ditson. pp. 76–79 – via HathiTrust. 
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 466, 479. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  3. ^ "Keeping the Spirit of '76 burning bright". SILive.com. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "DAR Presidents General". Daughters of the American Revolution. 
  5. ^ "Obituaries". Nashua Telegraph. November 28, 1960. p. 2 – via Google News Archive.