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Collapse AllBarnes & Sheen Singles - Round 44 | Thursday 24 June 2021 to Wednesday 18 August 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 July 2021)

Thanks for playing in another great Round of Local Tennis Leagues! We saw many new and returning players on court, with plenty of matches played across the UK. We hope you enjoyed meeting new people and experiencing fun battles in your local area. There’s more tennis to come later this month with new Singles and Doubles Rounds launching in various locations. Be sure to sign up now for your next Round while the sun is still shining this summer!

Group Summary:

It was a close title race in Group 1 with Sam and Mark both notching up 4 wins and 10 points, so Sam's win in their head to head proved decisive... and made all the more dramatic by the backdrop of thunder and lightning!

Final Rankings:

  1. Sam Richardson [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Mark Warren [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Peter Grant [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Fawdry [W3, L2] 6
  5. Valeria Zilkha [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Lukasz Adamczyk [L4, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Keith Carder [W1, L1] 2
  8. NIcholas Hall [UF1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSam Richardson bt Paul Fawdry (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for tennis at an absolute hidden gem of a London club. Thanks for booking the court Paul and really nice to meet you. Best of luck with the mixed dubs next. Loved the game tonight. "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentPaul Fawdry bt Peter Grant (Aug 10) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with some great rallies. I got lucky with momentum at the start of the second set. Not many easy points. Thanks for the game, it was a lot of fun. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Fawdry bt Valeria Zilkha (Aug 4) 6-3, 0-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the great game in perfect conditions. Some good rallies and a close match albeit with a strange score line! The moment one of us dropped a bit the other took good advantage it seemed. Look forward to future matches"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentMark Warren bt Paul Fawdry (Jul 30) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Another great game with Paul (at least we finished in one session this year)!!!! Good luck for your remaining matches!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentNIcholas Hall v Lukasz Adamczyk (Jul 29) 6-1, 2-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Only able to play for an hour. This the score when time up. "  -- Nicholas
  • "Thanks for the game." -- Lukasz
Reveal CommentMark Warren bt Lukasz Adamczyk (Jul 25) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An early start!! Avoided rain, really enjoyable match with some very close games. Thank you Lukascz."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Warren bt Valeria Zilkha (Jul 24) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with Valeria,lucky the rain held off!!! "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentKeith Carder bt Mark Warren (Jul 21) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic venue, and on grass. Sadly my tennis didn't do the location justice. Keith, by far the better player though!!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentSam Richardson bt Keith Carder (Jul 20) 4-0, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Absolutely stunning morning for tennis. What a way to start the day. Great match. Score line doesn’t reflect the match. Keith out of match practice so handed me a few key points with a double fault. Thanks for the game Keith - great getting on court with you. "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Richardson bt Mark Warren (Jul 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thunder and lightning but we dodged the rain. Thoroughly enjoyable match with some epic points at the end of the first set. Thanks foe the game Mark."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentValeria Zilkha bt Lukasz Adamczyk (Jul 20) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Hot, hot, hot. Thanks for a good game Valéria."  -- Lukasz
Reveal CommentSam Richardson bt Valeria Zilkha (Jul 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What a beautiful day for tennis! First match in a while - great to be back on court. Thanks to Valeria for a very enjoyable game - loved it! "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentPeter Grant bt Lukasz Adamczyk (Jul 14) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tough and enjoyable game with Lucasz on a warm evening at Barn Elms. Not much in it really, 2 or 3 very long deuce games and some lovely play at the net from Lucasz. . "  -- Peter
  • "Well played, Peter." -- Lukasz

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMark Warren bt Peter Grant (Jul 13) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A bit of an epic!! Really enjoyable game and a well earnt pint at the Red Lion afterwards!! Thank you Peter!!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentPaul Fawdry bt Lukasz Adamczyk (Jul 11) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match in full morning sun. Some powerful returns, one ace was recorded, and a fair amount of running. Our legs will certainly remind us about the Sunday morning exercise for a couple days."  -- Lukasz
Reveal CommentPeter Grant bt Valeria Zilkha (Jul 10) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game Valeria. Surprising and flattering score line considering our previous two meetings were three set epics. Either I have improved significantly (unlikely) or Valeria was not playing her best tennis on the day (more likely)."  -- Peter

Group Summary:

Another close group with Philip edging clear of Alexandre by a single point... great tennis!

Final Rankings:

  1. Philip Hunter [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alexandre Miauton [W5, L1] 11 RUNNER UP
  3. Nick Roberts [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Laurence Saunders [W2, L3] 5
  5. Tony Nesbit 8.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Bernard O'Keeffe [W1] 2
  7. Richard Shepherd [W1, L3] 2
  8. William Hutchings [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPhilip Hunter bt William Hutchings (Aug 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some great rallies. Look forward to playing again."  -- Philip
Reveal CommentNick Roberts bt William Hutchings (Aug 14) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun, competitive match with some long rallies. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentNick Roberts bt Richard Shepherd (Aug 13) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some long rallies and notable winners! "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentTony Nesbit bt William Hutchings (Aug 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good run around in dry conditions for a change- What's not to like? Some promising winners and serving from Will. Perhaps I was the more consistent. Thanks for the match."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentLaurence Saunders bt Tony Nesbit (Aug 11) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game over 2 days. Tony set a new record for net cord winners with 9 including a set point. Thanks for the game Tony."  -- Laurence
Reveal CommentAlexandre Miauton bt Richard Shepherd (Aug 8) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with some really good rallies! Thanks for the game Richard"  -- Alexandre
Reveal CommentAlexandre Miauton bt Laurence Saunders (Aug 7) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with some great rallies. The second set was much closer with many deuce games. Looking forward to the next one. "  -- Alexandre
Reveal CommentPhilip Hunter bt Alexandre Miauton (Aug 6) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close and enjoyable math despite very windy conditions. Could’ve gone either way."  -- Philip
Reveal CommentPhilip Hunter bt Laurence Saunders (Aug 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable and competitive match, definitely not reflected in the score."  -- Philip
Bernard O'Keeffe bt William Hutchings (Jul 23) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlexandre Miauton bt William Hutchings (Jul 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable midday game! Congrats on your first league game William. Good luck for the rest of your games. "  -- Alexandre
Reveal CommentNick Roberts bt Philip Hunter (Jul 19) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match, looking forward to playing again. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentPhilip Hunter bt Richard Shepherd (Jul 18) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match played in hot conditions. A pretty intense first set and then the standard dropped towards the end as we both tired."  -- Philip

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlexandre Miauton bt Nick Roberts (Jul 17) 7-6 (11-9), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Epic tie-breaker in set one and a very tight second set. I was very lucky to win in straight sets as Nick was ahead in both, and certainly deserves at least a point for this match. I was amazed by how Nick’s level had improved since last time we played. Very well done and looking forward to the next one."  -- Alexandre
Reveal CommentPhilip Hunter bt Tony Nesbit (Jul 13) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and close first set and then a second that was unfortunately curtailed due to injury for Tony."  -- Philip
Reveal CommentLaurence Saunders bt Nick Roberts (Jul 13) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with lots of rallies played over 2 days. Shame we couldn't fit it all in one day. Good luck with the rest of your matches Nick"  -- Laurence
Reveal CommentRichard Shepherd bt Laurence Saunders (Jul 10) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very fun game with a lot of running and rallying. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentNick Roberts bt Tony Nesbit (Jul 8) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, very close 1st set. Looking forward to playing again"  -- Nick
Reveal CommentAlexandre Miauton bt Tony Nesbit (Jun 29) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good match once again with Tony who came back strong after loosing the first set. "  -- Alexandre

Group Summary:

Angus and Ajeet were tied on 10 points apiece at the top of the table, but Angus won their head to head in 3 sets to finish as group champ!

Final Rankings:

  1. Angus Comber 9.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ajeet Ranjit 9.2 [W5, L1, UF1] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nicola Bottioni [W4, L1, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Hannah Sinclair [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nick Sinden [W3, L3] 6
  6. Tom Banks [W1, L4] 2
  7. Sophie Longhurst [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Joanna Mobed [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNicola Bottioni v Ajeet Ranjit (Aug 18) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Ajeet is so far ahead that the match has long since become an exhibition. Nonetheless, he plays every point as if it were vital. He digs for gets. He sends up topspin lobs. He sprints and dives for Nicola's smashes. He punches volleys toward the corners and, when they miss, he winces. He is not playing against Nicola. He is playing against perfection. The time wasn't on our side the battle though has been fight till the last breath. Thank you very much for the hard but lovely match"  -- Nicola
Reveal CommentAngus Comber bt Ajeet Ranjit (Aug 17) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "In the first set I played a solid game and won. In the second set I had a bit of a meltdown for some reason, probably anxious to hold onto my lead, and played too conservatively. After losing the 2nd set I said to myself, don't worry about the score, play loose, just enjoy the game. That must have been the key because in the last set the level of tennis was pretty good. Fluid winners on both sides. Ajeet played a pretty good game, but in the end I managed to stay composed in that last set and made the win."  -- Angus
Reveal CommentNick Sinden bt Tom Banks (Aug 15) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks - very tired after that."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentNick Sinden bt Sophie Longhurst (Aug 14) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentAjeet Ranjit bt Tom Banks (Aug 14) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Tom"  -- Ajeet
Nick Sinden bt Hannah Sinclair (Aug 10) 6-4, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Tom Banks bt Hannah Sinclair (Aug 1) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentAjeet Ranjit bt Nick Sinden (Aug 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Nick. Thanks for the match."  -- Ajeet
Reveal CommentNicola Bottioni bt Tom Banks (Jul 31) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Tom for the match played to the last breath"  -- Nicola
Reveal CommentNicola Bottioni bt Hannah Sinclair (Jul 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The weather wasn't on our side, we managed to end it, thank you Hannah for the lovely match"  -- Nicola
Reveal CommentAngus Comber bt Tom Banks (Jul 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Towards the end, Tom was trying to get forward and hit some nice angles which was working. On my side, my serve and heavy topspin forehand to Tom's backhand was resulting in errors. Enjoyable match with Tom, and welcome to the league."  -- Angus
Reveal CommentNicola Bottioni bt Sophie Longhurst (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Rackets were shining under the hottest sun of the year, drops of water were flying all around at every shot, the surgical precision of Sophie's racket hasn't been enough to give her a win, well played, thank you very much"  -- Nicola
Reveal CommentAjeet Ranjit bt Hannah Sinclair (Jul 13) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Hannah"  -- Ajeet
Reveal CommentAngus Comber bt Hannah Sinclair (Jul 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Hannah played well but struggled with returning my serve (when I could get it in) and my barrage at backhand. Very enjoyable match."  -- Angus
Reveal CommentAngus Comber bt Sophie Longhurst (Jul 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Sophie played a pretty solid game but I targeted her backhand mercilessly, attacked at the net and was generally a bit of a pain. Very enjoyable match."  -- Angus
Reveal CommentAjeet Ranjit bt Joanna Mobed (Jul 5) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Joanna."  -- Ajeet
Reveal CommentAngus Comber bt Nicola Bottioni (Jul 4) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing match, fought till the end from both side, under sun, rain and cloud the sound of the balls never stopped"  -- Nicola
Reveal CommentAngus Comber bt Nick Sinden (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Win looks straightforward on paper but didn't feel like it all the way through. Some games were real battles. Nick started hitting some amazing winners in very last game but I luckily clinched it. Very enjoyable."  -- Angus
Reveal CommentHannah Sinclair bt Joanna Mobed (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was Joanna's first time playing in the league and her first match. Enjoyed our match and plan to meet up with her and play some more."  -- Hannah
Reveal CommentAjeet Ranjit bt Sophie Longhurst (Jul 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great morning for tennis - thanks for the game Sophie."  -- Ajeet
Reveal CommentHannah Sinclair bt Sophie Longhurst (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always great to catch up with Sophie and play her again."  -- Hannah
Reveal CommentNicola Bottioni bt Nick Sinden (Jun 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nicks would wait and relax for a bar or two of white-lined time before going into the act of serving, and often bounced the ball once or twice, always at ease, always rather vague about the score….The exquisite clarity of their movements had its auditory counterpart in the pure ringing sound of every stroke. The ball when it entered their aura of control became somehow whiter, its resilience somehow richer, and the instrument of precision them used upon it seemed inordinately prehensile and deliberate at the moment of clinging contact. Thanks Nick Nick "  -- Nicola