1913 Davis Cup Team (2008)
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