Ichiya KUMAGAE

Japan JPN

Tennis

  • Olympic Medals
    2 S
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Antwerp 1920
  • Year of Birth
    1890
Olympic Results

Biography

Ichiya KUMAGAE

Ichiya Kumagae was the first Japanese tennis player to play internationally, competing at the 1913 Far Eastern Games in Manila, where he reached the singles semi-finals and doubles final. In 1915 he won the singles and doubles at the Far Eastern Games in Shanghai. Kumagae competed at the US Open in 1916 and played in 60 tournaments in the United States during a three-month tour, ranking #5 in the US that year. He continued to compete in the United States, ranking #3 in 1919, when he was world-ranked #7. He made the semi-finals at the 1918 US Open, and won the 1919 Great Lakes Championships, defeating Bill Tilden in the final.

Kumagae won two silver medals at the 1920 Olympics, in singles and doubles, partnered by Seiichiro Kashio in the latter. Kumagae captained the 1921 Japanese Davis Cup team, leading them to the final, where they lost to the United States, still the best finish ever for a Japanese Davis Cup squad through 2015. He was 5-1 in Davis Cup before losing all three of his matches against the United States. After World War II Kumagae coached the Japanese national team and wrote a technical manual on tennis in Japanese.

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Antwerp 1920

S
Singles
Singles Tennis
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Doubles
Doubles Tennis