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Christiaan, Jonkheer van Lennep

Full name: Christiaan van Lennep
Nickname(s): Kick
Gender: Male
Born: January 3, 1887 in Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: December 5, 1955 in Rocher-de-Toveyres, Territet, Vaud, Switzerland
Title: Jonkheer
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Tennis

Related Olympians: Brother of Roelof van Lennep.

Biography

Christiaan, Jonkheer van Lennep competed at two Olympics, 16 years apart, in 1908 and 1924. He was Dutch singles champion in 1905, 1907, 1919, 1921, and 1925-26, and was runner-up at the 1924 British Hard Court Championships. Van Lennep also won the Dutch doubles title seven times. Van Lennep played Wimbledon in 1911, 1920-21, and 1926, making the fourth round of singles in 1921, and the semi-finals of doubles in 1926, partnered by Hungarian [Béla von Kehrling]. Van Lennep played for the Netherlands in the Davis Cup in 1920 and 1923-28, appearing in 12 ties with a record of 14 wins and 12 losses.

His brother, [Roelof van Lennep], also played tennis at the 1908 Olympics, and another brother, August, was a Dutch champion in 1903, while a sister, Madzy, won the Dutch doubles title in 1899-1901.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Tennis Men's Singles Netherlands NED 26T
1908 Summer 21 London Tennis Men's Doubles Netherlands NED 7T
1924 Summer 37 Paris Tennis Men's Singles Netherlands NED 17T
1924 Summer 37 Paris Tennis Men's Doubles Netherlands NED 29T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 21 London Tennis Netherlands NED Round One Match #12 2 1908-07-06 Powell (CAN) 3, van Lennep (NED) 0 0
1924 Summer 37 Paris Tennis Netherlands NED Round Three Match #8 2 1924-07-15 Washburn (USA) 3, van Lennep (NED) 1 1
1924 Summer 37 Paris Tennis Netherlands NED Round Two Match #15 1 van Lennep (NED) 3, Cattaruzza (ARG) 0 3
1924 Summer 37 Paris Tennis Netherlands NED Round One Match #43 AC 1924-07-13 van Lennep (NED) walkover

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 21 London Tennis Netherlands NED Roelof van Lennep Round Two Match #2 2 1908-07-07 GBR-3 3, NED 1 1
1924 Summer 37 Paris Tennis Netherlands NED Henk Timmer Round One Match #17 2 1924-07-14 JPN-1 3, NED 2 2
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