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Collapse AllActive Newcastle Singles - Round 42 | Thursday 30 March 2023 to Wednesday 24 May 2023 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 April 2023)

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Sandy Duncanson 4 4 0 2 10 WWWW
2 Kishan Patel 4 3 1 2 9 WLWW
3 Joseph Barton 5 3 2 2 8 WLWL
4 Jonathan Greener 4 1 3 2 4 WLLL
5 Chris Quince 4 0 4 2 3 LLLL
6 Ryan Dray 1 0 1 0 0 L

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoseph Barton bt Ryan Dray (May 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to play again but as this was the first time I have played tennis in a year against Joseph who plays regularly at least once a week, this is probably the most one-sided match he has played Knew immediately it was going to be a tough game and went for the let's not make mistakes but just return the ball, but Joseph was better in every aspect, serving, volleys, forehand and backhand, it was a walk in the park for him to be honest. I won 3 games in total, but even them that was mistakes rather than winning shots. Was nice to play, but rustiness showed and without regular consistency on my part will continue to be a challenge in the top league. Fair play to Joseph, who played well. Was nice to play, hopefully can play more soo"  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentKishan Patel bt Joseph Barton (May 11) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Another hard fought match versus Joey. The first set started tensely with the score at 3-3, I managed to win the next service game with a couple of good shots and Joey just slipping off the pace slightly. I was able to take this momentum to win the set. The second set was also tense and remained that way throughout with the only breaks of serves coming after 5-5, which was due to the sun creeping out at the most awkward possible position. I took a 3-0 advantage in the tie break and thought I could just play smart to finish it off, Joey then won the next 6 points to give him a few set points. I was absolutely dreading a third set as I was tiring, and then with a bit of tighter play I just about managed to fend off Joey. "  -- Kishan
Reveal CommentSandy Duncanson bt Chris Quince (Apr 28) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Chris and play for the first time. Chris wasn’t at full strength but fought well in this one. Hopefully we’ll play again in future."  -- Sandy
Reveal CommentJoseph Barton bt Chris Quince (Apr 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was a clash of 2 local tennis leagues stalwarts who had met many times before. Chris was struggling with rustiness and illness early on and I raced into a 4-0 lead in a comprehensive fashion not present in our previous encounters. From that stage onwards the match reverted to the style of our previous battles with long rallies and both of us struggling to hold serve. Chris made me battle hard for the rest of the first set and the second set could have been closer on the scoreline. Look forward to hearing the result from the potential title decider taking place on the court next to us between Kishan and Sandy!"  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentSandy Duncanson bt Kishan Patel (Apr 26) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really high-quality match with loads of long rallies and great points. I always really enjoy playing against Kishan. Best of luck in the rest of your matches!"  -- Sandy
Reveal CommentJonathan Greener bt Chris Quince (Apr 25) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Entertaining match in sunny Gosforth. Chris took the 1st set convincingly with machine-like play from the bassline. I managed to sneak the 1st 2 deuce games of the 2nd set, which gave me momentum for a 5-0 lead, eventually serving out the set for 6-2. Tight start to the decider, with the score locked at 2-2 but I managed to hit some risky volleys to help gain the upper hand, eventually prevailing 6-2. "  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentKishan Patel bt Jonathan Greener (Apr 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was the first time Jonathon and I played against each other. It started with a tense first service game in which Jonathon had a few break point opportunities! I was able to hold off and swing some momentum my way through the first set. I managed to keep a consistent level and despite Jonathon’s decent defending I was able to win the second set as well. It was really nice to meet Jonathon and best of luck in the rest of your matches! "  -- Kishan
Reveal CommentKishan Patel bt Chris Quince (Apr 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Chris and I have played a few times before in this league but not for a long time. The score line didn’t really reflect the play of the match, there were some really good rallies in there and a bit of luck fell my way. Best of luck for your remaining matches! "  -- Kishan
Reveal CommentSandy Duncanson bt Joseph Barton (Apr 9) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good, competitive match against Joey. We’ve played a few times with closer scorelines but the first set today was by far the closest set in terms of quality of shots and points one. Thankfully I edged it, then won a couple of quick games at the start of the second set to give me some momentum. Thanks Joey"  -- Sandy
Reveal CommentSandy Duncanson bt Jonathan Greener (Apr 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was really good to meet Jonathan this morning. A good competitive match with some long rallies and games going to deuce. Jonathan’s backhand was solid and stood up well against my shots! I’m sure we’ll play again in future. "  -- Sandy
Reveal CommentJoseph Barton bt Jonathan Greener (Apr 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable Gosforth Bohemians derby match with Jonathan played in good spirits. We were both pleased to dodge the forecasted rain and get our 2023 Local tennis league seasons up and running. Some decent rallies throughout the match but I managed to produce a slightly higher level of consistency. No doubt we will play again sometime in the future "  -- Joseph

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Francisco Benitez 2 2 0 0 4 WW
2 Peter Mccue 2 1 1 0 2 LW
3 Leonardo Bellucci 2 1 1 0 2 LW
4 Kieran Cameron 2 0 2 0 1 LL
5 Maxwell McCreton 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Michael Nee 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFrancisco Benitez bt Leonardo Bellucci (Apr 28) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played under dry conditions with some damped patches due to the surface being slightly uneven. Leonardo had an elbow injury that didn't let him serve comfortably but still he managed to dominate the long rallies and leverage the pace of my serve to return some winners. Undermined by his injury, Leonardo couldn't keep a good consistency when serving and that turned the game to my side, although I also struggled with some double faults. It was very enjoyable to meet and play Leonardo and I'm looking forward to future matches with him. Best of luck for the rest of your games!"  -- Francisco
Reveal CommentFrancisco Benitez bt Peter Mccue (Apr 10) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Peter and I managed to complete two sets of good tennis under a lovely sunshine right before the rain reached the area. I think I surprised Peter with some aggresive tennis in the first set in which I served quite solidly. We had a nice chat in between sets and then Peter raised his level of tennis in the second set to deservedly win 3 games breaking my serve a few times, which turned more erratic, but also Peter managed to dominate and win the longest rallies. Then, I readjusted and amended my serve to take the second set 6-3. It was absolutely fantastic to meet Peter and wish him the best for this next games!"  -- Francisco
Reveal CommentPeter Mccue bt Kieran Cameron (Apr 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to be playing again and in early Spring sunshine - both Kieran and I have recently joined Bohemians Club so good to play there - Kieran is relatively new to the league and to tennis and the match was much closer than the score suggests . Some good rallies throughout and lots of close points. . A very enjoyable game where I was able to come through on somewhat fewer errors . Good luck in your remaining games Kieran and sure we will play again both in and out of the league "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentLeonardo Bellucci bt Kieran Cameron (Apr 7) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Kieran, who massively improved since last time we played. He got very consistent in the second set and fully deserved to win it. Luckily I found my pace in the third set. "  -- Leonardo