George E. Richards

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George E. Richards
Full name George Edward Richards
Country (sports)  United States
Residence Rossmoor, California
Born 1921
Montebello, California
Died 1992
Rossmoor, California
Turned pro 1940 (amateur tour)
Retired 1950
Highest ranking No. 8 (1942 U.S. ranking)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open QF (1942)

George E. Richards (c. 1921 – 1992) was an American tennis tournament player from 1940 until 1950. He was born in Montebello, California and died in Rossmoor, California at age 71. At Montebello High School he played #1 Singles as a sophomore ahead of Jack Kramer. They both took lessons from Dick Skeen.

Tennis career[edit]

He was ranked as high as No. 8 in the United States during his career, achieving that ranking in 1942.

In singles, he was a finalist at Cincinnati in 1946 (falling to fellow Californian Nick Carter), a semifinalist at the 1942 U.S. Clay Court Championship, and a quarterfinalist at the 1942 U.S. National Championships.

In doubles, he won the 1950 title in Cincinnati with Ham Richardson and the 1942 Eastern Clay Court Championship with Charles Mattmann. Also, he was a finalist at the 1942 U.S. Clay Court Championships with Mattmann and the 1942 Pacific Southwest Championship with Frank Parker. He also paired with Parker to reach the semifinals at the 1942 U.S. Nationals.