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Collapse AllBattersea Park Doubles - Round 17 | Thursday 23 May 2019 to Wednesday 31 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 June 2019)

Sixty per cent of all the possible matches were played this round which is a commendable effort in doubles where getting four people on court at any one time is never that easy! Thank you for supporting the league and making the matches such fun for everyone. Here's to the next round.

Group Summary:

We have new Group One champions as Daria & Will, battled their way through three matches to top the group. Though they were all wins in straight sets, none of them were particular easy, so quite an achievement! Archie & Ed also had an excellent round finishing just one point behind the winners. It would be lovely to have a few more commentaries with the matches but it does all look like a lot of fun!

Final Rankings:

  1. Daria Malyarova & Will Evans [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Archie Warman & Ed Prior [W2, L1, UF1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Alex Connell & Oliver Walton [W1] 2
  4. Thomas Fraser & Miranda Kent [W1, L2] 2
  5. Alex Smyth & Jack Watton [UF1] 1
  6. Emma Powell & James Wilcox [L4]

Match Results:

Alex Connell & Oliver Walton bt Emma Powell & James Wilcox (Jul 31) 6-4, 7-5
Daria Malyarova & Will Evans bt Emma Powell & James Wilcox (Jul 16) 6-4, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Daria Malyarova & Will Evans bt Thomas Fraser & Miranda Kent (Jul 15) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Archie Warman & Ed Prior bt Emma Powell & James Wilcox (Jul 10) 6-3, 6-1
Archie Warman & Ed Prior bt Thomas Fraser & Miranda Kent (Jul 8) 6-2, 7-5
Alex Smyth & Jack Watton v Archie Warman & Ed Prior (Jul 3) 4-6, 6-4, 5-5 TBC
Reveal CommentDaria Malyarova & Will Evans bt Archie Warman & Ed Prior (Jun 17) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game! "  -- Daria
Reveal CommentThomas Fraser & Miranda Kent bt Emma Powell & James Wilcox (Jun 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely game on a beautiful summer evening. "  -- Miranda

Group Summary:

The Deventers showed both scheduling and excellent tennis skills as they powered their way to victory in group two without so much as dropping a set. But that doesn't mean they didn't work for their wins: "I don't think we've ever played a match with such long points!" said Carol after their match against Lily and Olivia. Ashraf & Allister managed three good wins of their own to take the silver this time, leaving Lauri and Ben the bronze.

Final Rankings:

  1. Carol Ann Van Deventer & John Van Deventer [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Ashraf Chaudhry & Allister Keller [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Lauri Tombs & Ben McClatchie [W1, L2, UF1] 3
  4. Christian Lee & Katie Minshall [W1, L3] 2
  5. Chris Parsons & Isabel Shaw [L3, UF1] 2
  6. Lily Marriott & Olivia Erwin [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLauri Tombs & Ben McClatchie v Chris Parsons & Isabel Shaw (Jul 29) 0-6, 6-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Unable to complete due to light switch-off"  -- Ben
Lauri Tombs & Ben McClatchie bt Christian Lee & Katie Minshall (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-4
Ashraf Chaudhry & Allister Keller bt Lauri Tombs & Ben McClatchie (Jul 22) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
Christian Lee & Katie Minshall bt Chris Parsons & Isabel Shaw (Jul 22) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5
Ashraf Chaudhry & Allister Keller bt Chris Parsons & Isabel Shaw (Jul 17) 6-4, 6-3
Carol Ann Van Deventer & John Van Deventer bt Chris Parsons & Isabel Shaw (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentCarol Ann Van Deventer & John Van Deventer bt Christian Lee & Katie Minshall (Jul 8) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and nice to meet you guys. Good luck in the rest of the league! "  -- Carol Ann
Ashraf Chaudhry & Allister Keller bt Christian Lee & Katie Minshall (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentCarol Ann Van Deventer & John Van Deventer bt Lauri Tombs & Ben McClatchie (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match guys with lots of fun points! "  -- Carol Ann
Reveal CommentCarol Ann Van Deventer & John Van Deventer bt Lily Marriott & Olivia Erwin (Jun 26) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match guys. I don't think we've ever played a match with such long points! "  -- Carol Ann

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCarol Ann Van Deventer & John Van Deventer bt Ashraf Chaudhry & Allister Keller (Jun 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Such a close match with lots of exciting points. Thanks for a great match guys! "  -- Carol Ann

Group Summary:

A very good example in this group of why it is always worth trying to play an extra match and fighting for every point on offer... Having lost their match with Tali & Tamsin, Joel & Ben nevertheless took full advantage of the set they won in that match and the point that came with it. By going on to play one more match than their opponents (which they won), this allowed them to top the group by a single point! Bragging rights to Tali & Tamsin, but our winner is Joel and Ben!

Final Rankings:

  1. Joel James & Ben Parkin [W3, L1] 7 WINNER
  2. Tali Singer & Tamsin Valjalo [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Jack Blackmore & Melissa Jeffery [L1] 1
  4. Zeina Mirjan & Razzak Mirjan [L1]
  5. Charlotte Morisetti & Wycliffe Stutchbury [L2]
  6. Hector De Courcy-Wheeler & Lindsay Coulson [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoel James & Ben Parkin bt Zeina Mirjan & Razzak Mirjan (Jul 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game with some great shots played throughout."  -- Joel
Joel James & Ben Parkin bt Jack Blackmore & Melissa Jeffery (Jul 18) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
Tali Singer & Tamsin Valjalo bt Charlotte Morisetti & Wycliffe Stutchbury (Jul 9) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJoel James & Ben Parkin bt Charlotte Morisetti & Wycliffe Stutchbury (Jun 25) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable game on a very humid evening, many long deuce point games with some wicked slice being thrown around! "  -- Ben
Tali Singer & Tamsin Valjalo bt Hector De Courcy-Wheeler & Lindsay Coulson (Jun 20) 6-4, 7-5

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTali Singer & Tamsin Valjalo bt Joel James & Ben Parkin (Jun 16) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive game in windy conditions with some outrageous shots played on both sides. Match decided on tie break which ended 7-5 Very good game! "  -- Joel