Randolph Lycett : biography
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 recognized as one of the dominant players in men's doubles. 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. 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.
Grand Slam Titles
- Wimbledon Runner-up: 1922 losing to Gerald Patterson, 6-3 6-4 6-2
- Australian Open Champion: 1905 with Tom Tachell, 1911 with Rodney Heath
- Wimbledon Champion: 1921 with Max Woosnam, 1922 with James Anderson, 1923 with Leslie Godfree
- Wimbledon Runner-up: 1919 with Rodney Heath
Grand Slam finals
|1922||Wimbledon||AUS}} Gerald Patterson||3–6, 4–6, 2–6|
|1905||Australian Championships||AUS}} Tom Tachell||AUS}} Edgar T. Barnard Basil Spence||11–9, 8–6, 1–6, 4–6, 6–1|
|1911||Australian Championships||AUS}} Rodney Heath||AUS}} John Addison Norman Brookes||6–2, 7–5, 6–0|
|1921||Wimbledon||AUS}} Max Woosnam||UKGBI}} Arthur Lowe Gordon Lowe||6–3, 6–0, 7–5|
|1922||Wimbledon||AUS}} James Anderson||AUS}} Gerald Patterson Pat O'Hara Wood||3–6, 7–9, 6–4, 6–3, 11–9|
|1923||Wimbledon||UKGBI}} Leslie Godfree||ESP}} Eduardo Flaquer Manuel de Goma||6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3|
|1919||Wimbledon||USA|1912}} Elizabeth Ryan||GBR}} Dorothea Chambers Albertem Prebble||6–0, 6–0|
|1921||Wimbledon||USA|1912}} Elizabeth Ryan||GBR}} Phyllis Covell Max Woosnam||6–3, 6–1|
|1923||Wimbledon||USA|1912}} Elizabeth Ryan||GBR}} Dorothy Shepherd Lewis Deane||6–4, 7–5|
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