General Wolfgang
Lencer
Male
West-Germany
1927-05-08
Kattowitz, Germany
1977-08-20
Düsseldorf, West-Germany


About

One of the millions of german refugees from Silesia,he settled down in Lower Saxony after the war.There he developed into a middle-class tennis player.
His tennis career climaxed in 1951 and 1952 when he was ranked No.31(1951) and No.27 (1952) in the National German Rankings.Already during his amateur career he became a sports journalist,specializing in tennis.He was a regular contributor of Deutsche Tennis Zeitung in the 50ies and 60ies.In 1963 he became Editor-in-Chief of this tennis publication,a position held until his death. He was one of the leading tennis writers in Germany,very outspoken and not in favour of the commercialism which followed open tennis.His death was caused by a heart attack during a tennis match.



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Archive statistics 1949 - 1966
1
110
26


Tournament wins 1951 - Cuxhaven Spa (Amateur)


Tournaments Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1966 Stuttgart - 1964 Lower Rhine Championships - 1962 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1961 International Championshps of the Ruhr-Area - 1961 German National Indoor - 1961 Baden-Baden - 1960 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1960 Travemünde International - 1960 Bad Neuenahr - 1960 Elbe Cup - 1960 Baden-Baden - 1959 Travemünde International - 1959 International Championshps of the Ruhr-Area - 1959 Hanover International - 1959 Lower Rhine Championships - 1959 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1958 Cologne International - 1958 Stuttgart - 1958 International Championshps of the Ruhr-Area - 1958 Dortmund International - 1958 Bochum International - 1958 Lübeck - 1958 Baden-Baden - 1957 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1957 Cologne International - 1957 International Championshps of the Ruhr-Area - 1957 Leverkusen International - 1957 Freudenstadt - 1957 Lower Rhine Championships - 1957 Elbe Cup - 1957 Baden-Baden - 1956 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1956 Stuttgart - 1956 Travemünde International - 1956 International Championshps of the Ruhr-Area - 1956 Bad Kissingen - 1956 Marienburg International - 1956 Baden-Baden - 1955 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1955 International Championshps of the Ruhr-Area - 1955 Hanover International - 1955 Lower Rhine Championships - 1955 Einbeck - 1955 Baden-Baden - 1954 Wiesbaden Championships - 1954 German National Championships - 1954 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1954 Marienburg International - 1954 Lower Rhine Championships - 1954 Baden-Baden - 1953 German National Championships - 1953 International Championshps of the Ruhr-Area - 1953 Hanover International - 1953 Bremen - 1953 Wolfsburg - 1953 Lower Saxony International - 1953 Bad Kissingen - 1953 Cuxhaven Spa - 1953 Lower Saxony Closed Championships - 1953 Maribor - 1953 German International Championships - 1952 Wiesbaden Championships - 1952 German National Championships - 1952 Wolfsburg - 1952 Lower Saxony International - 1952 Bad Harzburg - 1952 Cuxhaven Spa - 1952 Lower Saxony Closed Championships - 1952 Elbe Cup - 1952 Einbeck - 1952 German International Championships - 1951 German National Championships - 1951 Hanover International - 1951 Blau-Weiss Club - 1951 Bad Pyrmont - 1951 Lower Saxony International - 1951 Cuxhaven Spa - 1951 Lower Saxony Closed Championships - 1951 Velbert Invitational Tournament - 1951 Hanover International - 1950 Bad Pyrmont - 1950 Lower Saxony International - 1950 Einbeck - 1950 Bremen - 1949 Wolfsburg - 1949

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