"Bessie" Holmes Moore
Source, " Coming Tennis Champion,"
Harper's Young People, August 9,
1892, p. 683
Described as the "little girl from New
Jersey", 16-year-old Bessie
Moore of Ridgewood was a newcomer to national lawn tennis competition in 1892. She took
the annual June women's tournament in Philadelphia by storm and surprised everyone when
she won the tourney against more experienced competitors. She went on to win the national
women's lawn tennis singles title in 1896, 1901, 1903, and 1905.