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Randolph Lycett : biography

27 August 1886 - 9 February 1935

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

  • Singles:
    • Wimbledon Runner-up: 1922 losing to Gerald Patterson, 6-3 6-4 6-2
  • Doubles:
    • 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

Singles

Runner-ups (1)

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

Doubles

Titles (5)

Year Tournament Partner Opponents Result
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

Mixed doubles

Titles (3)

Year Tournament Partner Opponents Result
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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