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Collapse AllAELTC Community Sports Ground Daytime Singles - Round 3 | Thursday 4 July 2019 to Wednesday 28 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 31 July 2019)

Well done to the latest bunch of players to line up to meet triumph and disaster and treat both the same. Playing in the summer round of the AELTC league is for the most of us the nearest to playing at Wimbledon we are going to get, and you did the venue proud. It would be great to add a third group to the league so if you can, do spread the word and tell more people about this fantastic venue! Here's to the next round.

Group Summary:

It was extremely tight at the top of Group One with Louise, Babak and Amar all making legitimate claims to the top spot. But while Louise was beaten by Amar, she won more matches than anyone else in the group. Babak, who leapfrogged Amar to second place, was able to match Louise's points total but lost their head-to-head. That means the gold goes to Louise! Excellent tennis everyone and some nice rivalries to carry forward to the next round.

Final Rankings:

  1. Louise Field 7.2 [W4, L1] 8 WINNER
  2. Babak Semino 8.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Amar Campbell 8.1 [W3, L2] 7
  4. Brice Longnos 8.2 [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Shuvo Guharoy 7.2 [W1, L3] 3
  6. Ken Lewis [L3] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLouise Field bt Shuvo Guharoy (Aug 28) 5-7, 6-1, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, thoroughly enjoyed it. The 2nd set I was given a lot of points, I did not earn them. Good, solid rallies. Thank you Shuvo, sorry about your serve letting you down."  -- Louise
Reveal CommentBabak Semino bt Shuvo Guharoy (Aug 26) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really tough match against a very good player and a great sportsman. A mixture of breaks of serves and winners and lobs and pretty much everything else you would expect from an even encounter. Thanks for the game Shuvo and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Babak
Reveal CommentShuvo Guharoy bt Amar Campbell (Aug 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with a very friendly person, Amar is a thorough gentleman. He had just played Louise and was gracious to play another with me, back to back! He has a great array of shots and this scorecard could have looked very different had he come in fresh, as I did. Thanks Amar !!"  -- Shuvo
Reveal CommentAmar Campbell bt Louise Field (Aug 15) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Louise for a lovely afternoon of exhausting tennis!!! Really liked your forehand when it was firing and those loopy backhands reminded me of Sara Errani a few years ago at the French Open! Best of luck with your final matches..."  -- Amar
Reveal CommentLouise Field bt Ken Lewis (Aug 8) 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the game, Ken put me through my paces and I had to fight back very hard. Very suprised to have won! Great competitor."  -- Louise
Reveal CommentAmar Campbell bt Ken Lewis (Aug 6) 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match again Ken, I’m serving at deuce... Let me k ow when you want to complete the battle!!!"  -- Amar
  • "Another brilliant match Ken, best of luck Thursday and I expect a 1000 word essay on how to tackle the currently undefeated Ms Louise Field ;)," -- Amar
Reveal CommentBabak Semino bt Ken Lewis (Jul 23) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great Grass Tennis today with Ken thanks , TBC 2nd Set 4*-4 me to serve"  -- Babak
  • "Babak semino beat Ken Lewis 6-3 6-4 . 33 Degrees, Lots of Deuce games and amazing points. Ken started to produce his best in the third friendly set and took that on the tie break with some amazing passing shots. ( Flick ) as he called it , very effective and one to watch out for opponents. Thanks for the game Ken , good luck with your next match," -- Babek
Reveal CommentAmar Campbell bt Brice Longnos (Jul 14) 7-6 (7-5), 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Brice for a marathon 3 and a half hour session today! After the second set I thought I was dead and buried but showed some true Scottish Grit to get through it!!! Best of luck with the rest of your matches..."  -- Amar
Reveal CommentBabak Semino bt Amar Campbell (Jul 12) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good game Amar , good luck with your next game on Sunday. Challenges ahead."  -- Babak

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLouise Field bt Brice Longnos (Jul 11) 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "We started playing at 3pm, finished at 4:30pm - absolutely crazy! Brilliant match, Brice gets every point and doesn’t make mistakes. Super tough, it could’ve gone either way," -- Louise
Reveal CommentLouise Field bt Babak Semino (Jul 10) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great playing Babak, good rallies, challenging points. Very enjoyable indeed."  -- Louise
Brice Longnos bt Shuvo Guharoy (Jul 6) 6-0, 6-2

Group Summary:

An unbeaten run of six wins for on-song Tim this round, with a good few of them played on his "beloved grass"! No one could match Tim for wins or intensity of scheduling (he played more matches than anyone else and earned his bonus points) but Elizabeth and Naeem both took him the distance in their matches, an effort that earned them silver and bronze positions receptively.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tim Dawkins 8.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Elizabeth Walker 9.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Naeem Ahmad [W3, L1] 7
  4. Gill Johnston [L1]
  5. Jane Hansen 9.1 [L3]
  6. Peter Lace [L3]
  7. Zane Baring 9.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentElizabeth Walker bt Jane Hansen (Aug 27) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match in sweltering conditions. We shared some good rallies. A very enjoyable morning Thank you Jane."  -- Elizabeth
Reveal CommentNaeem Ahmad bt Elizabeth Walker (Aug 22) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "elizabeth did very good come back in the second set but she just missed."  -- Naeem
Reveal CommentNaeem Ahmad bt Jane Hansen (Aug 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "jane really played well."  -- Naeem
Reveal CommentTim Dawkins bt Peter Lace (Aug 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to play Peter. We managed to get the match played on the grass before the heavens opened. Shot of the match was a stunning backhand pass down the line leaving me floundering at the net . Thanks for a fun and sporting match Peter. "  -- Tim
Reveal CommentTim Dawkins bt Naeem Ahmad (Aug 8) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A long gruelling match in sweltering conditions. Naeem took the first set fairly easily and I found it difficult to get any kind of rhythm as he was always mixing it up with different pace and length . I changed my tactics in the second set and took a 4-0 lead but Naeem won four games in a row to level and I just managed to take the set. I was determined not to have a repeat of the second and managed to stay ahead in the third. A very hard fought match ! "  -- Tim
Reveal CommentTim Dawkins bt Jane Hansen (Jul 31) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with Jane on my beloved grass . Due to the heavy rain the day before the grass was a bit damp resulting in some very awkward and uneven bounces. Footwork and last minute adjustments were needed. The score does not reflect the fact that many games went to deuce . Thanks Jane and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentElizabeth Walker bt Zane Baring (Jul 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A valiantly played match by Zane. Nice strong serve and settled into ground strokes as the match progressed leading to some fun exchanges "  -- Elizabeth
Naeem Ahmad bt Peter Lace (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentElizabeth Walker bt Peter Lace (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play Peter. We had a nice match with some good rallies "  -- Elizabeth

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTim Dawkins bt Elizabeth Walker (Jul 23) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another fabulous match with Elizabeth. I got off to a fast start for a change and managed to be a set and a break up before Elizabeth started to find her form and took the second set with very consistent play. The third set was very even and hard fought right to the end . Thanks Elizabeth for inviting me to David Lloyd and looking forward to our next encounter. Tim."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentTim Dawkins bt Zane Baring (Jul 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Zane kindly arranged for us to play our match at The Hurlingham Club ,which was a treat. An enjoyable match in the evening sunshine. I did have to concentrate very hard on staying upright as we played on clay, which I find a challenge ! Good luck with the rest of your matches Zane. "  -- Tim
Reveal CommentTim Dawkins bt Gill Johnston (Jul 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match in sunshine on a newly manicured grass court - tennis heaven ! Thanks Gill and good luck with rest of the round."  -- Tim