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Collapse AllBasingstoke Singles - Round 4 | Thursday 13 April 2017 to Wednesday 7 June 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 10 May 2017)

A fantastic round in Basingstoke where we saw player numbers grow and a record number of matches played, so a big round of applause to you all. Congratulations to the new group champions and we hope to see you next time to keep this momentum going.

Group Summary:

Perveez produced a near perfect performance to record seven magnificent wins and with bonus points too this gives him the highest possible score in top spot - well played Perveez. Harvey and Claudio put themselves in contention for second place with five fantastic victories, however crucially one of Harvey's wins was over Claudio and this sees him take the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Perveez Mirza [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Harvey Loake [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Claudio Nold 10.1 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Maciej Oscilowicz 10.1 [W2, L3] 4
  5. Richard Marrison 9.1 [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Giuseppe Rivelli [W1, L4] 2
  7. Siddhartha Dasgupta 8.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Hossam Ashraf [L3] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGiuseppe Rivelli bt Richard Marrison (Jun 4) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice game, Perfect weather for a grass game. A lot of rallies and funny shots all around the court!!"  -- Giuseppe
Harvey Loake bt Giuseppe Rivelli (May 29) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentPerveez Mirza bt Richard Marrison (May 27) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A slippery start for both, the player who found their feet first was always going to have the edge. And so it proved. Nonetheless a nice match. It is time for Stratton Park courts to be re-surfaced. PM"  -- Perveez
Reveal CommentClaudio Nold bt Maciej Oscilowicz (May 27) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "quite windy conditions. Powerful hitting from Matthew, but Claudio's consistency secured the win. Thanks for the match."  -- Claudio
Harvey Loake bt Maciej Oscilowicz (May 24) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
Harvey Loake bt Richard Marrison (May 21) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentPerveez Mirza bt Maciej Oscilowicz (May 21) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Best weather so far. Powerful hitting from Matthew, nice match. PM."  -- Perveez

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentClaudio Nold bt Hossam Ashraf (May 19) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "great match with very good rallies from lobs to passing shots, slicing, topspin, stops....match was much closer than the result reflects. Thanks. "  -- Claudio
Maciej Oscilowicz bt Giuseppe Rivelli (May 14) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentPerveez Mirza bt Hossam Ashraf (May 10) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great weather to be playing tennis. A match with shot making at every chance, neither player waiting for errors. A fun encounter and nice not to have the drawn out rallies. PM."  -- Perveez
Reveal CommentHarvey Loake bt Hossam Ashraf (May 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First set was a topsy-turvy affair which I managed to take that played a big part in deciding the match. Two different styles of play made for a good match. "  -- Harvey
Reveal CommentClaudio Nold bt Siddhartha Dasgupta (May 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "some very close games which could have gone either way. Thanks for the match. "  -- Claudio
Reveal CommentClaudio Nold bt Giuseppe Rivelli (May 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "much was much closer than the results reflects. Some very good long rallies. Thanks."  -- Claudio
Reveal CommentPerveez Mirza bt Giuseppe Rivelli (May 1) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Drizzly bank holiday Monday, but we just managed to get the game played. A lot of court covered during extended points and games. The greater experience of league play seemed to make the difference. PM."  -- Perveez
Reveal CommentPerveez Mirza bt Harvey Loake (Apr 24) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Took a while for the match to get going, second set saw more constructive rallying and proved to be pretty tight. PM."  -- Perveez
Maciej Oscilowicz bt Richard Marrison (Apr 23) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentHarvey Loake bt Claudio Nold (Apr 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the match. Quite a few long drawn out points where I managed to come out on top of that helped me get the win. Thanks for the game! "  -- Harvey
Reveal CommentPerveez Mirza bt Siddhartha Dasgupta (Apr 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice Saturday afternoon, weather was perfect. While Sid acclimatized the match was stolen. Unfair score-line as opportunities were missed. PM."  -- Perveez
Reveal CommentRichard Marrison bt Siddhartha Dasgupta (Apr 16) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great weather, great game."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentClaudio Nold bt Richard Marrison (Apr 15) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some very good rallies. Lots of deuces and tight games. Thanks."  -- Claudio
Reveal CommentPerveez Mirza bt Claudio Nold (Apr 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Overly flattering score. A game of chess in slightly testing windy conditions, each player moving the ball around looking to take advantage of the gaps. Home advantage may have had a part to play and secured the win. PM."  -- Perveez

Group Summary:

It was neck and neck between Jonathan and James in the race for the finish line with the two tied at the top of twelve points. Jonathan described their head to head as "definitely the best match played so far" and it was fitting that this match determined the direction of the title. Jonathan prevailed in two tight sets to take the prize on his debut. Credit to Hugo for also getting all of his matches played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jonathan Cutler [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. James Rafferty 9.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Hugo Riveros [W3, L3] 6
  4. Sam Clarke [W2, L2] 4
  5. Roland Philibert 10.2 [W1, L4] 2
  6. Morayo Bamidele [L4]
  7. Steve Sakakini [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJonathan Cutler bt Sam Clarke (Jun 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match in windy conditions. Score line didn't reflect the tennis. Sam's got a great powerful serve and ground strokes just a bit inconsistent but will be a great player. Thanks for the game and the extra set, hope to play again."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Cutler bt Morayo Bamidele (Jun 6) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Morayo in realy windy conditions it was hard to keep the ball in court but we battled thro. "  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Cutler bt Roland Philibert (Jun 4) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game James in very windy and damp conditions but still was enjoyable match to play cheers."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Cutler bt James Rafferty (Jun 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Definatly the best match ive played so far. Both players going for there shots. I probably edged it because it was played on grass and James needed to adjust more as he hadn't played on that surface for a while but it still was a very competitive match which we both enjoyed. So much we played a 3rd set. Thanks James for an enjoyable match lookforward to another one."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Cutler bt Hugo Riveros (Jun 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match Hugo with some great rallies in very warm conditions. In a lovely setting to play tennis. Cheers."  -- Jonathan
Hugo Riveros bt Roland Philibert (Jun 2) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentSam Clarke bt Hugo Riveros (May 31) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, very competitive in the first set especially. Thanks Hugo! "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentJames Rafferty bt Sam Clarke (May 23) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match which stretched both players. A variety of spins and pace was used, and competitive rallies utilised the whole court. Sam's hot and cold performance on serve may have unsettled him but he found more rhythm in the second set. James, meanwhile, held firm from the baseline and his consistency proved decisive."  -- James
Sam Clarke bt Roland Philibert (May 22) 6-1, 7-6 (10-8)
Hugo Riveros bt Morayo Bamidele (May 21) 6-0, 6-0
Hugo Riveros bt Steve Sakakini (May 21) 6-2, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames Rafferty bt Hugo Riveros (May 12) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Terrific match played in great spirits. Some punishing rallies throughout, particularly in the second set which went to the wire. Hugo saved several match points at 4-5 down and forced a tie break. James took a 5-0 lead in the breaker only to be pegged back to 5-5 before closing out the match. Exciting tennis and much respect between the players. Thanks Hugo!"  -- James
Roland Philibert bt Morayo Bamidele (May 10) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentJames Rafferty bt Morayo Bamidele (May 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect conditions for tennis and my third match where the opponent has been very friendly. We both enjoyed the match despite the one-sided score line. "  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Rafferty bt Roland Philibert (May 2) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nervy first set after which Roland loosened up and hit with more abandon. Breaks of serve on both sides and some rallies that utilised much of the court. Good natured match throughout."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Rafferty bt Steve Sakakini (Apr 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Match played in great spirits. Steve is a warm, friendly guy. We both enjoyed ourselves and had some good rallies. "  -- James
Reveal CommentJonathan Cutler bt Steve Sakakini (Apr 15) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good match. Very nice place to play a game of tennis. "  -- Jonathan

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