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Eric Tapscott

Full name: Lionel Eric Tapscott
Nickname(s): Doodles
Gender: Male
Born: March 18, 1894 in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Died: July 7, 1934 in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Tennis

Biography

Eric Tapscott played outdoor singles at the 1912 Olympics, winning two matches before losing to [Ladislav Žemla] in round four – Tapscott had a bye in round one. He played doubles at Wimbledon in 1912, with Wallis Myers, losing in the second round after a first round bye.

Tapscott is better known as a cricketer in South Africa. He played two Test Matches in 1923 and played 39 first-class matches. Tapscott was a right-handed bowler. His brother, George, also played Test cricket for South Africa and his sister, Daphne Ruth “Billie” Tapscott, was a tennis player who reached the quarterfinals at the French Championships and Wimbledon, and was a four-time South African singles champion. Billie Tapscott was known for the scandal she created at Wimbledon in 1927 when she played without stockings or white socks.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Tennis Men's Singles South Africa RSA 9T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Tennis South Africa RSA Round Four Match #4 2 1912-07-01 Žemla (BOH) 3, Tapscott (RSA) 2 2
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Tennis South Africa RSA Round Three Match #8 1 1912-07-01 Tapscott (RSA) 3, Blanchy (FRA) 2 3
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Tennis South Africa RSA Round Two Match #16 1 1912-06-30 Tapscott (RSA) 3, Piepes (AUT) 2 3
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Tennis South Africa RSA Round One Match #1 1 1912-06-28 Tapscott (RSA) 3, Kodl (BOH) 0 3
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