SARAH COOKE / by Molly Schiot

In 1945 she almost became the only woman to win a championship in men's doubles. Because of the shortage of male players during World War II, she and her husband, Elwood Cooke, were allowed to play in the men's doubles event of the Tri-State Championships in Cincinnati.

In 1945 she almost became the only woman to win a championship in men's doubles. Because of the shortage of male players during World War II, she and her husband, Elwood Cooke, were allowed to play in the men's doubles event of the Tri-State Championships in Cincinnati.