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Dr. Jack A. Wright

  • Year inducted: 1991
  • Hometown: Nelson, British Columbia
Players

Dr. Jack A. Wright

Major Accomplishments:

Won the Canadian Open men’s singles title in 1927, 1929 and 1931.
Won four Canadian doubles crowns in 1923, 1925, 1929 and 1931.
Canada’s top-ranked male player from 1926-1929 and 1931.
A Davis Cup team member from 1923-1933.

Biography:

Jack A. Wright made his debut on the Canadian Davis Cup team at the age of 22 in 1923. He competed on the team for a decade including a stint as playing captain in 1930. He led the team to four victories, three times over Cuba and once over New Zealand. Wright played in 15 ties and recorded a singles win-loss record of 4-15 and a doubles win-loss record of 3-9.

“Returning to Davis Cup memoirs, the team that made the second best showing was possibly a greater team than the 1913 squad. It was comprised of Dr. Jack Wright, Willard Crocker, Gilbert Nunns and Dr. Art Ham, who, in 1927, disposed of Cuba in the first round, three matches to two, and in turn lost a very close decision in the second round to Japan, also three matches to two. Wright and Crocker played in all five events. Against Japan, Wright rose to perhaps his greatest heights when he defeated the brilliant Japanese player, Harada, who at the time, if memory serves correctly, was ranked in the worlds’ first ten.” (C. C. Petersen, Canadian Lawn Tennis and Badminton, June, 1938). Wright also had two impressive 5-set losses in Davis Cup play; in 1925 to the great Australian player Gerald Patterson and in 1932 to Ellsworth Vines who won the US Open that year.