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Collapse AllAELTC Community Sports Ground Daytime Singles - Round 2 | Thursday 18 April 2019 to Wednesday 12 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 May 2019)

Congratulations to everyone in Round 2 at the AELTC for making the daytime league so popular already! We had three groups this time with lots of new faces, including lots of new female players which is really encouraging! Over half the possible matches were played, which is a great start so keep spreading the word and encouraging people to join. We've seen some excellent tennis and some really close matches with plenty of deuces, tie-breaks and 3-setters to keep it competitive! We look forward to seeing some of these battles re-played in the next round as well as lots of new rivalries established, sign up now to take part!

Group Summary:

Flavio continues his great start in the league taking top spot again and with some great score lines, although I'm sure some of them were much closer than the score suggests. Louise takes the runner-up position this time with 2 wins and her bonus points making the difference. Well played everyone! Julian's battle with Babak was undoubtedly the match of the group with the closest score line we saw this round, winning the second set tie-break 8-6. We look forward to hearing about the re-match next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Flavio Taffoni 7.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Louise Field 7.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nico D’ippolito [W2, L1] 4
  4. Julian Harcourt 8.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Adam Burgis 6.1 [W1] 2
  6. Maximilian Tatton-Brown [L2] withdrawn
  7. Babak Semino 8.1 [L4]

Match Results:

Nico D’ippolito bt Babak Semino (May 17) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentLouise Field bt Babak Semino (May 16) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We could not continue playing on the court as it was booked."  -- Louise
Flavio Taffoni bt Julian Harcourt (May 14) 6-2, 6-2
Flavio Taffoni bt Nico D’ippolito (May 13) 6-2, 6-2
Nico D’ippolito bt Julian Harcourt (May 10) 6-1, 6-0
Adam Burgis bt Louise Field (May 9) 6-1, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJulian Harcourt bt Babak Semino (May 6) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match that very easily could have gone in either direction. A very enjoyable contest and hopefully the first of many. Good luck in the rest of your games!"  -- Julian
Flavio Taffoni bt Louise Field (Apr 26) 6-0, 6-0
Flavio Taffoni bt Babak Semino (Apr 25) 6-1, 6-1
Flavio Taffoni bt Maximilian Tatton-Brown (Apr 24) Walkover
Reveal CommentLouise Field bt Maximilian Tatton-Brown (Apr 23) 6-2 Maximilian Tatton-Brown Retired

Player Comments:

  • "We only played 1 set due to a time constraint, new born baby, lack of sleep"  -- Louise

Group Summary:

Plenty of superb tennis played in Group 2 this time, and lots of three-set matches and tie-breaks, it really was a close battle for everyone! Congratulations to Ken for taking first place, with 4 wins, narrowly edging ahead of Amar with 3; their head-to-head looked like a great 3-setter and lovely to see it was played "in a fun and good sportsmanship manner", like so many of the other matches. This sounds like it was a great group to be a part of! Well done also to Tim for saving 5 match points against Elizabeth in a great battle, no doubt one to be resumed in the next round! Well played everyone, some great matches and great sportsmanship - just what LTL is all about!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ken Lewis [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Amar Campbell 8.1 [W3, L2] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Brice Longnos 8.2 [W2, L2] 6
  4. Elizabeth Walker 9.1 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Leila Panesar Morris 8.2 [W1] 2
  6. Tim Dawkins 8.2 [W1, L3] 2
  7. Aizaz Ahmed Butt 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKen Lewis bt Tim Dawkins (Jun 12) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun and a very fair and close match. Great sportsmanship. "  -- Ken
Reveal CommentKen Lewis bt Amar Campbell (Jun 11) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match played in a fun and good sportmanship manner. Some superb rallies."  -- Ken
Amar Campbell bt Brice Longnos (Jun 6) 5-7, 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentAmar Campbell bt Tim Dawkins (Jun 5) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Tim for a gruelling 2 hour slog this morning. Your net play was on point today as was the ferocious backhand. I think you let me off the hook first set with some doubles. Really great to play without the need of a line judge!!! Thanks for the backhand tips and best of luck with the rest of your matches..."  -- Amar

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTim Dawkins bt Elizabeth Walker (May 22) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Wow, a humdinger of a match which I was lucky to survive as Elizabeth was playing so well. I had to save five match points at 5/3 down in the second set, and I think that slightly relaxed me and I started to find my net game which had eluded me in the first part of the match. Thanks Elizabeth for a great battle and also inviting me to play at the David Lloyd club. "  -- Tim
Ken Lewis bt Brice Longnos (May 16) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Brice Longnos bt Tim Dawkins (May 16) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentAmar Campbell bt Elizabeth Walker (May 15) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Elizabeth for a fun match today. Some really excellent passing winners from your side of the net. You let me off the hook in the second set but we’ll played. Let me know when you’re back from NYC and we can arrange a wee game of doubles, shortbread of course required!"  -- Amar
Ken Lewis bt Elizabeth Walker (May 13) 6-1, 6-1
Brice Longnos bt Elizabeth Walker (May 10) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentLeila Panesar Morris bt Amar Campbell (Apr 20) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "This was a long and close match on a very hot and sunny day. Amar did some great slices and drop shots and we had some exciting rallies. Best of luck in your other matches Amar"  -- Leila

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Naeem for taking first place with three wins and Kate finishing a close runner-up with two. Unfortunately our top two didn't get to play each other, so there's another battle to save for a another day. Sophie looked to be giving Naeem a challenge before their match was stopped at 2-2 in the third. Looks there will be plenty of good tennis to come next time they meet! Gill and Evelyn had a super battle in the sunshine with lots of deuces and long rallies, sounds like this was a perfect afternoon of tennis! We look forward to seeing you all again in the next round for more tennis, and maybe more sunshine?

Final Rankings:

  1. Naeem Ahmad [W3, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Kate Marsh 8.2 [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Peter Lace [W2, L2] 4
  4. Gill Johnston [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sophie Christovassili [W1, UF1] 3
  6. Evelyn Strouts [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Kate Marsh bt Peter Lace (Jun 12) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentPeter Lace bt Evelyn Strouts (Jun 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Evelyn"  -- Peter
Kate Marsh bt Gill Johnston (Jun 1) 6-2, 6-1
Peter Lace bt Gill Johnston (May 15) 6-1, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Naeem Ahmad v Sophie Christovassili (May 14) 6-3, 5-7, 2-2 TBC
Naeem Ahmad bt Peter Lace (May 13) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentGill Johnston bt Evelyn Strouts (May 10) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Evelyn and I had a fantastic tennis match in bright sunshine, and got a great workout. The first set was full of deuces, very evenly (get the pun!!) matched, with some great rallies. The 2nd set also had some deuces, and long rallies - thank you Evelyn, I enjoyed our match immensely. It is a more level playing court, an all ladies match - as apposed to mixed matches."  -- Gill
  • Very enjoyable game. Some long rallies on a beautiful day.
Naeem Ahmad bt Gill Johnston (May 9) 6-0, 6-1
Naeem Ahmad bt Evelyn Strouts (May 8) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentSophie Christovassili bt Evelyn Strouts (Apr 26) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Sophie was a delight to play with. I was sorry not to give her a better game."  -- Evelyn