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Fritz Bastian

Born: Feb 11, 1898

Death: Feb 28, 1944

Birthplace: Indiana

Nationality: United States

Fritz Bastian

Date of Birth : Feb 11, 1898
Date of Death : Feb 28, 1944
Birth Place : Indiana

Frederick Ellison "Fritz" Bastian, was an outstanding American tennis player in the early 20th Century. Bastian, a one-time runner-up in the National Junior tennis championship, won singles titles in 1917 and 1919 at the Cincinnati Open. In winning the 1919 title, Bastian upset U.S. Davis Cup player John Hennessey in the final, 2–6, 6–4, 6–1, 6–4. Bastian also won a doubles title at Cincinnati, and was a doubles finalist in 1917 and 1919. Bastian attended Indiana University, where he won the Big Ten and national intercollegiate men's singles titles in 1921.

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