General Ricardo E.
Ycaza Paulson
Male
Ecuador
1958-02-16
Guayaquil, Ecuador


About

Son of top Ecuadorian tennis player of 1930s and 1940s - Carlos Ycaza. Winner of junior boys singles title at US Open 1976.
His most noteworthy achievement was winning the 1976 US Open Junior tournament. In the semifinals of that tournament he staged a third-set comeback to defeat John McEnroe 6–4, 5–7, 7–6(4) after saving two match points at 2–5 in the third set and after coming back from 2–4 in the third-set tiebreaker. (Ycaza was to face McEnroe three more times in junior tournaments, winning each time.) In the final, Ycaza defeated José Luis Clerc of Argentina. In May 1977, Ycaza again defeated John McEnroe 6–7, 6–4, 6–2 to win the World Championship of Tennis Men's 21-and-under tournament in Houston, Texas.

Coached by Miguel Olvera at the Guayaquil Tennis Club, Ycaza had a successful junior career, winning numerous South American junior titles. At the college level, he achieved All-American status for the 1976–1977 NCAA season playing for the University of Houston. Ycaza represented Ecuador in Davis Cup matches from 1973 through 1986, teaming up with long-time friend and French Open champion Andrés Gómez in several important doubles triumphs against the likes of Argentina and Brazil. After his playing days were over, Ycaza also served as Davis Cup captain for Ecuador.

Ycaza played on the professional tennis tour from 1977 to 1986. His career high rankings was World No. 45 in singles and No. 32 in doubles. During his professional career, he won three doubles tournaments (each with different partners). His best year on the professional tour was 1980 when he won doubles tournaments at Sarasota, Palermo, and Santiago.



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Archive statistics 1973 - 1982
2
205
96


Tournament wins 1980 - Cozenza (Open)
1977 - Copa Carte International- Caracas (Open)


Tournaments Roland Garros - 1982 Italian International Championships - 1982 River Oaks Tournament - 1982 US Pro Championships - 1982 German International Championships - 1982 Madrid Open - 1982 Chile International - 1982 South Orange Open - 1982 WCT - Munich - 1982 Itau Cup Masters - Sao Paulo - 1982 Itau Cup - Porto Alegre - 1982 Itau Cup - Brasilia - 1982 WCT - Genoa - 1982 WCT - Strasbourg - 1982 WCT - Zurich - 1982 Roland Garros - 1981 Italian International Championships - 1981 Venizia (Venice International Tournament) - 1981 River Oaks Tournament - 1981 US Pro Championships - 1981 German International Championships - 1981 South African Championships - 1981 Argentina International Championships - 1981 Belgian International Championships - 1981 Conde de Godo - 1981 Madrid Open - 1981 Washington Open - 1981 Ecuador Open - 1981 Geneva Open - 1981 North Conway - 1981 WCT - Forest Hills - 1981 US Open - 1980 US Clay Courts - 1980 River Oaks Tournament - 1980 Argentina International Championships - 1980 Sicilian International Championships - 1980 Madrid Open - 1980 Florence International - 1980 Washington Open - 1980 Chile International - 1980 Ecuador Open - 1980 Bogota - 1980 Cuneo - 1980 Galatina - 1980 Bordeaux Open - 1980 WPC Festwochen Open - 1980 Cozenza - 1980 Wimbledon - 1979 Roland Garros - 1979 US Open - 1979 Austrian International Championships - 1979 Cincinnati - 1979 US Clay Courts - 1979 Queens Club Tournament - 1979 River Oaks Tournament - 1979 Kent Championships - 1979 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1979 Stuttgart - 1979 Gstaad - 1979 North Conway - 1979 Cleveland Grand Prix - 1979 Costa Rica International - 1979 Fürth - 1979 Copo Marlboro del Caribe of Colombia - 1979 Wimbledon - 1978 Roland Garros - 1978 US Open - 1978 Italian International Championships - 1978 Championships of Berlin - 1978 Argentina International Championships - 1978 Belgian International Championships - 1978 Conde de Godo - 1978 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1978 Madrid Open - 1978 Florence International - 1978 Washington Indoor - 1978 Bogota - 1978 San Jose International - 1978 Quito Invitational - 1978 South American Masters - 1978 Guadalajara Open - 1978 Oklahoma Open - 1978 Mexico Fall Open - 1978 Wimbledon - 1977 Roland Garros - 1977 US Open - 1977 Cincinnati - 1977 Conde de Godo - 1977 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1977 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1977 US Open Qualifying - 1977 Aix-en-Provence - 1977 Madrid Open - 1977 Washington Open - 1977 Chile International - 1977 Louisville Open - 1977 Aryamehr Cup - 1977 Jackson - 1977 North Conway - 1977 La Costa International - 1977 Copa Carte International- Caracas - 1977 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1976 Intercollegiate Championships - 1976 Guayaquil - 1976 Midland Counties Championships - 1975 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1975 Pan American Games - 1975 Miami - 1973 Miami Invitational - 1973

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