Rhys Gemmell

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Rice Gemmell
Full name Rice Thomas Hopkins Gemmell
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1896-03-04)4 March 1896
Caulfield, Victoria
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1921)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1921)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1926)

Rice Thomas Hopkins Gemmell (born 4 March 1896 in Caulfield, Victoria, Australia – died 10 May 1972)[1] was a tennis player from Australia. By 1916 he was living in Claremont, Western Australia and was enlisted in World War 1 as a bombardier.[2] Gemmell is best known for winning the 1921 Australasian Championships men's singles title, held at Perth, where he beat Alf Hedeman in the final.[3] In the same year, he also won the men's doubles title, partnering Stanley Eaton. Gemmell was Western Australia's top player during the 1920s. In 1924 Gemmell opened a store which sold sports equipment with fellow player Keith McDougall.[4]. Gemmell turned professional in 1927 and in 1932 he became a gold miner.[5]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles (1)[edit]

Winner (1)[edit]

Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1921 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Alf Hedeman 7–5, 6–1, 6–4

Doubles (1)[edit]

Winner (1)[edit]

Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1921 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Stanley Eaton Australia N. Brearley
Australia Edward Stokes
7–5, 6–3, 6–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/175268050
  2. ^ "Details (The AIF Project)". www.aif.adfa.edu.au. 
  3. ^ "Australasian Open 1921". Grand Slam Tennis Archive. 
  4. ^ "14 Nov 1924 - General News". Trove. 
  5. ^ "Rice Gemmell". Grand Slam Tennis Archive.