General Lionel Hunter
Escombe
Male
Great Britain
1876-00-00
Natal, South Africa
1914-10-15
Weybridge, Great Britain


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was a British male tennis player. He competed for Great Britain in the tennis event at the 1908 Summer Olympics where he took part in the men's indoor singles and indoor doubles event. In the singles competition he lost in the first round to Gunnar Setterwall in straight sets. In the doubles he partnered with Major Ritchie and after a bye in the quarter finals reached the semifinal in which they were defeated by compatriots Arthur Gore and Herbert Roper Barrett. They subsequently lost the match for third place, and the bronze medal, against Wollmar Boström and Gunnar Setterwall.[1]

Escombe's best performance at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the quarter final in the men's singles event at the 1907 Wimbledon Championships which he lost in five sets to Wilberforce Eaves. He equaled this performance at the 1907 Wimbledon Championships, this time losing to Herbert Roper-Barrett in straight sets.

Escombe won the Championship of Lucerne in 1902 and the Spanish Championships in 1905.[2]

In 1909 he was runner-up in the men's singles event at the South African Championships, losing in the final to compatriot and multiple Wimbledon champion Reginald Doherty in straight sets.

He died in London on 15 October 1914 as a result of an aneurism.[2]



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Archive statistics 1890 - 1909
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Tournaments Wimbledon - 1909 South African Championships - 1909 Leicester - 1909 British Covered Court Championships - 1909 Wimbledon - 1908 Queens Club Tournament - 1908 European Championship - 1908 Leicester - 1908 British Covered Court Championships - 1908 Olympics Indoor - 1908 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1908 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1908 Wimbledon - 1907 Queens Club Tournament - 1907 Kent Championships - 1907 Leicester - 1907 British Covered Court Championships - 1907 London Covered Court Championships - 1907 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1907 East Surrey Championships - 1907 Wimbledon - 1906 London Covered Court Championships - 1906 Wimbledon - 1905 Queens Club Tournament - 1905 Le Touquet - 1905 British Covered Court Championships - 1905 London Covered Court Championships - 1905 Wimbledon - 1904 Le Touquet - 1904 British Covered Court Championships - 1904 London Covered Court Championships - 1904 Wimbledon - 1903 Queens Club Tournament - 1903 South of France Championships - 1903 Luzern - 1903 British Covered Court Championships - 1903 London Covered Court Championships - 1903 Wimbledon - 1902 Queens Club Tournament - 1902 French Covered Court Championships - 1902 South of France Championships - 1902 Kent Championships - 1902 European Championship - 1902 British Covered Court Championships - 1902 European Championship - 1901 Bournemouth - 1901 Wimbledon - 1900 Queens Club Tournament - 1900 British Covered Court Championships - 1900 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1900 Queens Club Tournament - 1899 British Covered Court Championships - 1899 Northumberland Championships - 1897 Queens Club Tournament - 1890

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