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Collapse AllBarnes & Sheen Singles - Round 42 | Thursday 17 September 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 October 2020)

A shame we had to end the round early due to lockdown but not before lots of matches were played across the 3 groups... including debuts for 4 new players. A great effort all round and we look forward to getting going again soon!

Group Summary:

This was a close group with Ian finishing 2 points clear of runner up Mark thanks to winning 5 matches and the first set of an unfinished match against Philippe. Ian's match with Serge was something of a marathon as it took 3 sessions to complete due to injury and then the court closing time, but Ian managed to win the close third set.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ian Hancock 8.1 [W5, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Mark Warren [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Serge Taborin 8.1 [W3, L1] 7
  4. Philippe Gomes [W1, L1, UF1] 2
  5. Paul Fawdry [W1, L3] 2
  6. Oliver Sampson [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Valeria Zilkha [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Mark Warren (Oct 31) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Just finished our match at a windy Barn Elms before the storm came. Strange match with a big momentum shift at the end of the first set, not sure how or why it happened. Good to meet Mark and play him for the first time, looking forward to a rematch in the next round."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentPaul Fawdry bt Oliver Sampson (Oct 30) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, some good rallies"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentSerge Taborin bt Paul Fawdry (Oct 27) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match with Paul, which was much more competitive than the result suggests. Looking forward to playing again!"  -- Serge

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Serge Taborin (Oct 26) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Our match was played on three separate days over a period of three weeks, one set on each day. After the first set Serge had to stop due to a calf injury, after the second set we stopped again as the centre was closing. Finally completed the match today, a bruising third set that took well over an hour to complete. Nothing between us I'd say so many really long and competitive rallies. Really enjoy playing Serge, every point is like a match point! Looking forward to the next one."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentMark Warren bt Paul Fawdry (Oct 24) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game just before the rain arrived!!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentIan Hancock v Philippe Gomes (Oct 24) 7-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "We only manged one set, which we both agreed was pretty scrappy, before the rain came and made the court too slippery for us to continue. Philippe is away until the end of the league so we'll try to finish our match next time round. Thanks for the game and good to meet you."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentMark Warren bt Oliver Sampson (Oct 17) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match!!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentPhilippe Gomes bt Oliver Sampson (Oct 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect conditions for a tennis game; we might have just caught the last glimpse of summer. Good meeting you and thanks for the game Oliver"  -- Philippe
Reveal CommentMark Warren bt Valeria Zilkha (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game just dodged the rain!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Warren bt Philippe Gomes (Oct 10) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another great game, glad you are feeling better!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Oliver Sampson (Oct 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We were lucky to fit our match in between the downpours. Thanks for the game Oliver."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentSerge Taborin bt Oliver Sampson (Sep 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and thanks for the game"  -- Serge
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Paul Fawdry (Sep 27) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match with some great serve and volley from Paul. Outcome hinged on the 10th game I think, which I narrowly won, after Paul had fought back from 5-1 down. The second set was a bit more scrappy."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentSerge Taborin bt Mark Warren (Sep 26) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match playing in very windy conditions - we had some nice long rallies in spite of this. Looking forward to the next one "  -- Serge
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Valeria Zilkha (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game at a very windy Barn Elms. Very competitive in the second set (and the third friendly set). Thanks for the match! Ian"  -- Ian

Group Summary:

Only 2 players earned midway bonus points for match scheduling and they also bagged the top spots, with Abhay's 4 wins securing the group title. Tony "hit some great first service returns and amazing winners" against Abhay but finished runner up, while Joseph had a strong round too with 3 match wins.

Final Rankings:

  1. Abhay Shete [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tony Nesbit 8.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Joseph Lockey [W3] 6
  4. James Bugler [W2, L1] 5
  5. Peter Grant [W2, L1] 4
  6. Angus Comber 9.1 [W2, L3] 4
  7. Philip Hunter [W1, L2] 2
  8. Ajeet Ranjit 9.2 [L4]
  9. Julien Bonvarlet

Match Results:

Joseph Lockey bt Philip Hunter (Nov 1) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentJames Bugler bt Angus Comber (Nov 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in some very testing conditions, especially the first set which was blighted by wind and rain. The clouds parted though for the second set and ended up being a really enjoyable match. "  -- James
Reveal CommentPhilip Hunter bt Tony Nesbit (Oct 28) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match played in windy conditions that went to a tiebreak in the second set. Some excellent net play from Tony made him a tough opponent!"  -- Philip
Reveal CommentAngus Comber bt Ajeet Ranjit (Oct 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Blustery day but really enjoyable match."  -- Angus
Reveal CommentJoseph Lockey bt Abhay Shete (Oct 22) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match"  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentAbhay Shete bt James Bugler (Oct 18) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Great rallies in the first set, which I was lucky to win. Jamie played really well in the second set and ran away with it. Third set kept swinging either ways, Jamie was serving for the match at one point and could not close it. I was lucky to win this match which could have Jamie's way on a different day. Thanks for a great match!"  -- Abhay
Joseph Lockey bt Ajeet Ranjit (Oct 18) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentPeter Grant bt Angus Comber (Oct 17) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A long, enjoyable and tiring game with Angus. Lots of deuce games and some good rallies. Result could have gone either way but I just managed to scramble a few crucial points."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentAngus Comber bt Philip Hunter (Oct 11) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Game was actually spread across Monday when rain stopped play and Sunday. Philip had a Nadalesque heavy topspin game which worked pretty well but just some errors meant the difference between winning and losing. Very enjoyable match."  -- Angus
Reveal CommentJames Bugler bt Tony Nesbit (Oct 11) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match with lots of long rallies and a very close first set. Surprise commentary was also provided by Niall Horan, of One Direction fame, who was passing by the court during a particularly entertaining rally. "  -- James
Reveal CommentAbhay Shete bt Ajeet Ranjit (Oct 7) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Was great playing with Ajeet in slightly windy conditions. Both of us were not in the best of form, second set had a few games going deep with breaks of serve on either side. All the best for your future matches!"  -- Abhay

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPeter Grant bt Tony Nesbit (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A long, enjoyable and tiring match with Tony. Managed to take the first set after Tony had taken an early lead but much tougher 2nd set which Tony won after playing a good tie break. 3rd set I think we were both getting a bit tired towards the end but managed to clinch the set. all this in spite of some senior moments from both of us trying to remember what the score was. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentAbhay Shete bt Tony Nesbit (Oct 1) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played in relatively calm and sunny conditions at Barn Elms Sports Center. It was a great match with some games going deep. Tony hit some great first service returns and amazing winners. All the best for your remaining matches!"  -- Abhay
Reveal CommentAbhay Shete bt Peter Grant (Sep 29) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great playing with Peter again! Weather was great, it was a good match with some good rallies"  -- Abhay
Reveal CommentTony Nesbit bt Ajeet Ranjit (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Glad we could find a day when it wasn't too windy. Most enjoyable in the sunshine. Some cracking shots from Ajeet; I contrived to make less unforced errors otherwise closer than the score would suggest."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentTony Nesbit bt Angus Comber (Sep 21) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet up with Angus again. Both of us trying hard to find some form but frustrated by lack of practice. Gotta get some more of this."  -- Tony

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Alexandre for winning the group on debut, winning 6 out of 7 matches and earning midway bonus points to open a healthy lead. Mazin led the chasing pack on 5 wins but lost an "epic" match to the champ with "so many deuce games, lengthy rallies and tensed situations", while Francis was hot on the heels of Mazin.

Final Rankings:

  1. Alexandre Miauton [W6, UF1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Mazin Shawish [W5, L1] 11 RUNNER UP
  3. Francis Keeling 10.2 [W5, L1, UF1] 10
  4. Antonio Quaresima 8.2 [W3, L3, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sadia Saeed [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Hannah Sinclair [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Nick Sinden [W1, L3, UF1] 3
  8. Sophie Longhurst [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Nigel W Williams [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMazin Shawish bt Francis Keeling (Nov 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Slippery, sliding surface so the shot play was pretty selective at times and fun at the same time! I like players with variations. Francis eclipsed some of the typical play I hadn't seen before in this league. Unfortunately for him, errors started to creep in and I gained that slight edge. "  -- Mazin
Reveal CommentMazin Shawish bt Hannah Sinclair (Nov 1) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Hannah was a good player. She's fit. She got behind some of the shots and found her way into the game early on. It'll be nice to see her again. "  -- Mazin
Alexandre Miauton bt Antonio Quaresima (Nov 1) 6-2, 7-5

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlexandre Miauton bt Mazin Shawish (Nov 1) 5-7, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Epic game! well played Mazin! it was a really close contest. So many deuce games, lengthy rallies and tensed situations. I hope we play again soon. "  -- Alexandre
Mazin Shawish bt Nick Sinden (Oct 31) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlexandre Miauton v Francis Keeling (Oct 28) 6-1, 5-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Francis with some nice rallies. Interrupted by rain."  -- Alexandre
Reveal CommentFrancis Keeling bt Sadia Saeed (Oct 24) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Super game on a blustery autumn morning. "  -- Francis
Reveal CommentAlexandre Miauton bt Sophie Longhurst (Oct 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some nice rallies. thanks for the game Sophie!"  -- Alexandre
Reveal CommentAntonio Quaresima bt Sophie Longhurst (Oct 18) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable tennis match against Sophie in a lovely morning in Palewell common...I have to say I was impressed by the improvements from Sophie and despite the results the match was interesting with such good rallies and good shots...Good luck for your next games Sophie and look forward to play with you again in the next league, Antonio "  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentFrancis Keeling bt Antonio Quaresima (Oct 17) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Terrific game with Antonio - it was very competitive with some terrific shots. Thanks again. Much fun."  -- Francis
Hannah Sinclair bt Sophie Longhurst (Oct 16) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentFrancis Keeling bt Nick Sinden (Oct 16) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. "  -- Francis
Reveal CommentAlexandre Miauton bt Sadia Saeed (Oct 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great meeting Sadia. Fun Game."  -- Alexandre
Reveal CommentAlexandre Miauton bt Nick Sinden (Oct 11) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of deuces. Enjoyed the game. Thanks Nick. "  -- Alexandre
Reveal CommentFrancis Keeling bt Sophie Longhurst (Oct 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Super game on a beautiful Saturday morning."  -- Francis
Reveal CommentAntonio Quaresima bt Hannah Sinclair (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed playing with Hannah, despite the results we had a good match with long rallies and nice shots...I hope to play again with Hannah soon in the next league and wish her a Good luck for the next matches...Antonio "  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentAlexandre Miauton bt Hannah Sinclair (Oct 9) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed playing with Hannah. challenging windy conditions. "  -- Alexandre
Reveal CommentSadia Saeed bt Sophie Longhurst (Oct 1) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play with you again Sophie!"  -- Sadia
Reveal CommentFrancis Keeling bt Hannah Sinclair (Sep 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game early in the morning at Sheen, with some terrific rallies."  -- Francis
Reveal CommentAntonio Quaresima bt Sadia Saeed (Sep 26) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always great time when playing with Sadia...despite the score there were some close games with lots of deuces and long rallies...I had chance to win as my serves start to be more consistent but I was impressed by Sadia technique...happy to see you soon for another match Sadia and good luck for your competition - Antonio "  -- Antonio
Mazin Shawish bt Sophie Longhurst (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentNick Sinden bt Nigel W Williams (Sep 26) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Nigel for making the journey - hope the back gets better."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentAntonio Quaresima v Nick Sinden (Sep 25) 5-7, 6-1, 0-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Match to be completed"  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentMazin Shawish bt Antonio Quaresima (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Best of 3 6-4, 6-3 Some good play, variations and directional play. Enjoyed playing Antonio. "  -- Mazin