Full name: Lionel Eric Tapscott
Born: March 18, 1894 in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Died: July 7, 1934 in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Country: South Africa
Eric Tapscott played outdoor singles at the 1912 Olympics, winning two matches before losing to [Ladislav Å½emla] in round four â 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 âBillieâ 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.
|1912 Summer||18||Stockholm||Tennis||Men's Singles||South Africa||RSA||9T|
|1912 Summer||18||Stockholm||Tennis||South Africa||RSA||Round Four||Match #4||2||1912-07-01||Å½emla (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|