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Collapse AllBattersea Park Doubles - Round 16 | Thursday 14 February 2019 to Wednesday 24 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 20 March 2019)

Definitely a game of 2 halves for Battersea Park doubles during this round, Group 2 succeeded in playing all their matches, while Group 1 were a little slower off the mark. We know it's tricky to organise 4 people instead of 2, but reading the commentaries from Group 2, it does show just how enjoyable doubles is, so it's worth making the effort! Well done to all our winners and all players who had matches, we look forward to seeing everyone out on court again soon, sign up now for the next round!

Group Summary:

Unfortunately we only had one match played during this round for Group 1 of the doubles at Battersea Park, which was a little disappointing. Congratulations to Alex and Jack who therefore take the title, with Jake and Grace as runners-up. If you're struggling to schedule/play matches do let us know, we will do our best to help! Hope to see you all out on court again soon!

Final Rankings:

  1. Alex Smyth & Jack Watton [W1] 2 WINNER
  2. Jake Barr & Grace Pearson [L1] RUNNER UP
  3. David Staton & Chris Mackenzie-ross
  4. Mikaela Wetterling & Dick Soderberg
  5. Tom Dannatt & James Smyth

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Alex Smyth & Jack Watton bt Jake Barr & Grace Pearson (Mar 11) 6-1, 6-2

Group Summary:

Congratulations to everyone in Group 2 for some great scheduling to get all matches played - no mean feat when scheduling 4 people's diaries each time! Lovely to see pairs getting to play familiar opponents and learning how to win against them - David and Sarah took revenge for a long 3-setter last time against Carol Ann and John with a 2-set victory this time - what will happen in the next round?! Well done to Miranda and Thomas, their 3 wins give them the winners place this time, and David and Sarah take a close second as runners-up. Great to read about so many long rallies and matches played in good spirit, we're glad you're all enjoying your doubles fun!

Final Rankings:

  1. Miranda Kent & Thomas Fraser [W3, L1] 7 WINNER
  2. David Morley & Sarah Mckean [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. John Van Deventer & Carol Ann Van Deventer [W3, L1] 6
  4. Joel James & Ben Parkin [W2, L2] 5
  5. Olivia Stainer & Megan Liew [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMiranda Kent & Thomas Fraser bt David Morley & Sarah Mckean (Apr 23) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game. Lovely evening. The match really livened up in the second set, with some fantastic rallies towards the end. "  -- Miranda
Reveal CommentJohn Van Deventer & Carol Ann Van Deventer bt Olivia Stainer & Megan Liew (Apr 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you both. Hope to play you again soon! "  -- Carol Ann
Reveal CommentJoel James & Ben Parkin bt Olivia Stainer & Megan Liew (Apr 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game played under heated conditions. Big Kudos to Megan and Olivia who were playing their second match of the day and gave Ben and Joel a very difficult game. "  -- Joel
Reveal CommentMiranda Kent & Thomas Fraser bt Olivia Stainer & Megan Liew (Apr 15) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A great game on a delightfully sunny, but surprisingly windy spring evening. We had some fun rallies. Highlight of the match was Tom taking a vicious volley to the chest :) Thanks for a fab match!"  -- Miranda
Reveal CommentMiranda Kent & Thomas Fraser bt Joel James & Ben Parkin (Mar 25) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match to start the week. The score doesn’t really reflect the long rallies and great net points from Joel and Ben. Thanks for a great game!"  -- Miranda
Reveal CommentJohn Van Deventer & Carol Ann Van Deventer bt Joel James & Ben Parkin (Mar 21) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game guys! Dramatic match point with the lights going out on us as well! Hope to play you again soon. - Carol Ann & John "  -- Carol Ann
Reveal CommentJohn Van Deventer & Carol Ann Van Deventer bt Miranda Kent & Thomas Fraser (Mar 18) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play you guys again! Good luck in the rest of the league "  -- Carol Ann

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Morley & Sarah Mckean bt John Van Deventer & Carol Ann Van Deventer (Mar 14) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We love playing against Carol Ann and John as we always get a high quality match that's played in really good spirit. Last time they beat us in a great 3 setter, so we were happy to get this one."  -- David
Reveal CommentJoel James & Ben Parkin bt David Morley & Sarah Mckean (Mar 10) 6-4, 3-6, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Really close game, players of a very similar standard. Horrendous conditions for play, the wind taking the ball in any direction it wanted, very frustrating! Would like to play again sometime........."  -- Ben
David Morley & Sarah Mckean bt Olivia Stainer & Megan Liew (Mar 9) 6-2, 6-1