Randolph Lycett

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Randolph Lycett
Full name Randolph Lycett
Country  Australia
 United Kingdom
Born (1886-08-27)27 August 1886
Birmingham, England
Died 9 February 1935(1935-02-09) (aged 48)[1]
Jersey
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro 1905 (amateur tour)
Retired 1929
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1905)
Wimbledon F (1922)
US Open 2R (1919)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1905, 1911)
Wimbledon W (1921, 1922, 1923)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1919, 1921, 1923)
Team competitions
Davis Cup QF (1921)

Randolph Lycett (27 August 1886, Birmingham – 9 February 1935, Jersey) was an amateur tennis player primarily known for his success in doubles, winning 5 men's doubles and 3 mixed doubles slams. He was also the runner-up at the 1922 Wimbledon men's singles.

Lycett was recognised as one of the dominant players in men's doubles.[2] He was the champion at both the Australasian Championships and Wimbledon multiple times. In April 1924 he won the singles title at the inaugural British Hard Court Championships in Torquay defeating Christiaan van Lennep in the final in four sets.[3] He played in three ties for the British Davis Cup team in 1921 and 1923 and compiled a record of 6 wins and 3 losses.

His cousin was the operatic soprano Miriam Licette.[4]

Grand Slam Titles[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Runners-up (1)[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent Result
1922 Wimbledon Australia Gerald Patterson 3–6, 4–6, 2–6

Doubles[edit]

Titles (5)[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents Result
1905 Australian Championships Australia Tom Tachell Australia Edgar T. Barnard
Australia Basil Spence
11–9, 8–6, 1–6, 4–6, 6–1
1911 Australian Championships Australia Rodney Heath Australia John Addison
Australia Norman Brookes
6–2, 7–5, 6–0
1921 Wimbledon Australia Max Woosnam United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Arthur Lowe
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Gordon Lowe
6–3, 6–0, 7–5
1922 Wimbledon Australia James Anderson Australia Gerald Patterson
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Pat O'Hara Wood
3–6, 7–9, 6–4, 6–3, 11–9
1923 Wimbledon United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Leslie Godfree Spain Eduardo Flaquer
Spain Manuel de Goma
6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3

Mixed doubles[edit]

Titles (3)[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents Result
1919 Wimbledon United States Elizabeth Ryan United Kingdom Dorothea Chambers
United Kingdom Albertem Prebble
6–0, 6–0
1921 Wimbledon United States Elizabeth Ryan United Kingdom Phyllis Covell
United Kingdom Max Woosnam
6–3, 6–1
1923 Wimbledon United States Elizabeth Ryan United Kingdom Dorothy Shepherd
India Lewis Deane
6–4, 7–5

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RANDOLPH LYCETT.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 11 February 1935. p. 10. 
  2. ^ "GREAT DOUBLES PLAYER.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 11 February 1935. p. 10. 
  3. ^ "SPORT ABROAD.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 28 April 1924. p. 9. 
  4. ^ Music Web International: Miriam Licette, Charles A Hooey