Malcolm Chace

Malcolm Chace

Class of 1961

Master Player

Career Achievements

Top Ranking     
U.S. No. 3 (1895)

Grand Slam Results
1895 U.S. Nationals Men’s Doubles winner

Citizenship: USA Born: March 12, 1875 in Valley Falls, Rhode Island Died: July 16, 1955 Played: Right-handed

Malcolm Chace had a tennis career oozing with promise. But at age 21, he inexplicably quit playing. Little is known as to what prompted Chace’s decision, but in a short-lived career he left behind a fascinating legacy. Chace won both the 1893 Intercollegiate Singles and Doubles titles at Yale University and then took his considerable talents to Brown University where he won both titles again in 1894 and 1895, a record that has never been replicated. His success at the U.S. National Championships was fleeting, winning the 1895 men’s doubles championship with Robert Wrenn. The pair advanced to the finals in 1896.  Chace rose to a No. 3 U.S. ranking before his career concluded.

An accomplished ice hockey player, Chace is credited as one of the initiators of the game in the United States. He captained Yale’s team against Johns Hopkins in the country’s first collegiate game in 1893.

Grand Slam

Grand Slam Best Results


1 Doubles

U.S. Nationals: SF 1894

U.S. Nationals: W 1895