|Full name||Lester Rollo Stoefen|
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||March 30, 1911|
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
|Died||February 8, 1970 (aged 58)|
La Jolla, CA, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) |
|Turned pro||1935 (amateur from 1930)|
|Highest ranking||No. 9 (1933, Pierre Gillou)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Wimbledon||QF (1933, 1934)|
|US Open||SF (1933)|
|US Pro||SF (1935)|
|Wembley Pro||SF (1935, 1937)|
|French Pro||SF (1936, 1939)|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
|US Open||W (1933, 1934)|
|Grand Slam mixed doubles results|
|US Open||F (1934)|
|Davis Cup||F (1934Ch)|
Lester Rollo Stoefen (March 30, 1911 - February 8, 1970) was an American tennis player of the 1930s.
Stoefen, partnering with compatriot George Lott, won three Grand Slam doubles titles: 1934 Wimbledon Championships, 1933 and 1934 U.S. National Championships. In 1933 he was ranked world No. 9 by Pierre Gillou (president of the Fédération Française de Tennis) and World No. 10 by A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph. Stoefen reached the semifinals of the U. S. Championships singles in 1933, losing to Fred Perry in straight sets.
In 1934 he played for the US Davis Cup team and won all his six matches, including the only match the US won in their defeat in the final against Great Britain. Also in 1934 Stoefen won the U.S. Indoor Tennis Championships singles event, defeating Gregory Mangin in the final in three straight sets.
Stoefen signed a professional contract in November 1934 with promoter Bill O'Brien. In January 1935, at Madison Square Garden, he started a series of head-to-head matches against Ellsworth Vines and by March trailed him 1-25.
On February 6, 1936 he married actress Ruth Moody in Hollywood.
|Win||1933||U.S. National Championships||Grass||George Lott|| Frank Shields
|11-13, 9-7, 9-7, 6-3|
|Win||1934||Wimbledon||Grass||George Lott|| Jean Borotra
|6-4, 7-5, 6-1|
|Win||1934||U.S. National Championships||Grass||George Lott|| Wilmer Allison
John Van Ryn
|6-4, 9-7, 3-6, 6-4|
|Loss||1934||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Elizabeth Ryan|| Helen Jacobs
|6-4, 11-13, 2-6|