General Victor Reginald
South Africa
London, England
Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa


Victor Gauntlett competed for South Africa in the tennis events at the 1908 Summer Olympics, where he took part in the men’s singles and men’s doubles. In the singles competition he was beaten by the Englishman Major Ritchie in straight sets in the first round. In the men’s doubles event he paired with his compatriot Harold Kitson; they reached the quarter-finals, where they lost in five sets to the English pair of Clement Cazalet and Charles Dixon. Gauntlett reached the finals of the 1908 men’s singles event at the South African Championships but was defeated by Harold Kitson in five sets. Also in 1908, he was runner-up in the All England Plate event, a competition held during the Wimbledon Championships which was open to players who had been defeated in the first or second round of the men’s singles event.

His best performance at a major tournament came in 1913 when he reached the third round of the men’s singles event at the Wimbledon Championships, where Kenneth Powell proved too strong for him. Victor Gauntlett was a member of the 1913 South African Davis Cup team, when that country took part in the competition for the first time. South Africa were eliminated by four rubbers to one in a first-round tie played against Canada on the grass courts of the Queen’s Club in London. Gauntlett won the only point for South Africa in his first singles match. He and Reginald Le Sueur lost the doubles match and Gauntlett conceded his second singles match.


Archive statistics 1903 - 1914

Tournaments South African Championships - 1914 Davis Cup - Quarter-Finals - 1913-c Wimbledon - 1913 Queens Club Tournament - 1913 Johannesburg - 1913 Southern Transvaal Championships - 1911 South African Championships - 1910 Wimbledon - 1908 Olympics, Olympic Games - 1908 Queens Club Tournament - 1908 South African Championships - 1908 Kent Championships - 1908 Southern Transvaal Championships - 1908 European Championship - 1908 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1908 Southern Transvaal Championships - 1905 South African Championships - 1904 Southern Transvaal Championships - 1903

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