Schwengers, Bernhard Peter "Bernie"


SCHWENGERS, Bernhard Peter "Bernie," athlete (b 26 May 1880, Surrey, England; d 6 Dec 1947). Based in VICTORIA for most of his life, he was a brilliant all-around athlete and among Canada's greatest TENNIS players. As well as dominating the provincial tennis scene during the early 20th century, he won the Pacific Northwest singles championship 5 times and was the Canadian Open singles champ twice (1911, 1912). He was the key component of the 1913–14 Davis Cup team that defeated Belgium and S...

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