1913 Davis Cup tennis team

Victoria had a strong connection to a squad that produced this country's best ever finish in the world of international team tennis. Three of the four team members lived in the city, while the fourth, a globetrotting soldier and Winnipeg resident named Col. Henry Mayes, played his tennis in the B.C. capital. The others were J.F. Foulkes, a three-time Canadian champion and nine-time B.C. champ; team captain Robert Powell, who honed his game in Britain and played at Wimbledon in 1909; and Bernie Schwengers, the Dominion singles champion in 1911 and 1912 and a great all-around athlete. The squad beat Belgium and South Africa in preliminary matches before the pairing of Powell and Schwengers lost their singles and doubles matches 3-0 in the Davis Cup final at Wimbledon.

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SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.

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