Randolph Lycett

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Randolph Lycett
Full name Randolph Lycett
Country (sports)  Australia
 United Kingdom
Born (1886-08-27)27 August 1886
Birmingham, England
Died 9 February 1935(1935-02-09) (aged 48)[1]
Jersey, United Kingdom
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 – 9 February 1935) was a British tennis player. Lycett is 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 six wins and three losses.

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

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 runner-up[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1922 Wimbledon Grass Australia Gerald Patterson 3–6, 4–6, 2–6 [5]

Doubles: 6 (5 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1905 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Tom Tachell Australia Edgar T. Barnard
Australia Basil Spence
11–9, 8–6, 1–6, 4–6, 6–1 [6]
Winner 1911 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Rodney Heath Australia John Addison
Australia Norman Brookes
6–2, 7–5, 6–0 [7]
Runner-up 1919 Wimbledon Grass United States Rodney Heath Australia Pat O'Hara Wood
Australia Ronald Thomas
4–6, 2–6, 6–4, 2–6 [8]
Winner 1921 Wimbledon Grass 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 [8]
Winner 1922 Wimbledon Grass Australia James Anderson Australia Pat O'Hara Wood
Australia Gerald Patterson
3–6, 7–9, 6–4, 6–3, 11–9 [8]
Winner 1923 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Leslie Godfree Spain Eduardo Flaquer
Spain Count de Gomar
6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3 [8]

Mixed doubles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1919 Wimbledon Grass United States Elizabeth Ryan United Kingdom Dorothea Lambert Chambers
United Kingdom Albertem Prebble
6–0, 6–0 [9]
Runner-up 1920 Wimbledon Grass United States Elizabeth Ryan France Suzanne Lenglen
Australia Gerald Patterson
7–5, 6–3 [9]
Winner 1921 Wimbledon Grass United States Elizabeth Ryan United Kingdom Phyllis Howkins
United Kingdom Max Woosnam
6–3, 6–1 [9]
Runner-up 1922 Wimbledon Grass United States Elizabeth Ryan France Suzanne Lenglen
Australia Pat O'Hara Wood
6–4, 6–3 [9]
Winner 1923 Wimbledon Grass United States Elizabeth Ryan United Kingdom Dorothy Shepherd Barron
India Lewis Deane
6–4, 7–5 [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RANDOLPH LYCETT.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 11 February 1935. p. 10. 
  2. ^ "GREAT DOUBLES PLAYER.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 11 February 1935. p. 10. 
  3. ^ "SPORT ABROAD.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 28 April 1924. p. 9. 
  4. ^ Music Web International: Miriam Licette, Charles A Hooey
  5. ^ "Wimbledon Rolls of Honour / Gentlemen's Singles". Wimbledon official tournament website. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  6. ^ "Australian Open Results Archive / 1905 Men's Doubles". Australian Open official website. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  7. ^ "Australian Open Results Archive / 1911 Men's Doubles". Australian Oen official website. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Wimbledon Rolls of Honour / Gentlemen's Doubles". Wimbledon official tournament website. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Wimbledon Rolls of Honour / Mixed Doubles". Wimbledon official tournament website. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 

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