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Collapse AllBattersea Park Women's Singles - Round 8 | Thursday 18 April 2019 to Wednesday 12 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 May 2019)

At Local Tennis Leagues we are very keen to give women more opportunities to play friendly, competitive tennis whether it be in our open-to-all mixed singles leagues or in one of the small number of women-only leagues that we have been trialing over the last 18 months. So a big thank you for taking part again. Nearly 60% possible matches were played which is really encouraging! But If you have ideas about scheduling or the format that would make it easier to get matches played, do let us know. Meanwhile it would great to see you all again in the next round.

Group Summary:

Four players tied at the top on four points this time which you might think makes it tricky to pick a winner, but Francesca made it easy for us by beating both the others tied on points. Now if Anil and Alex had picked up bonus points along the way it might have been a different story. There own head-to-head was tantalisingly unfinished and with identical W1, L1 UF2 deciding on a group runner up is just a tad arbitrary. That said, the honours go to Anil who conceded fewer games on average per match played. maths aside, well done Francesca for your win!

Final Rankings:

  1. Francesca Delladio [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Anil Akalin [W1, L1, UF2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Alex Ash 10.2 [W1, L1, UF2] 4
  4. Louisa Chamberlain [W1, UF2] 3
  5. Kirsty Love [L3]
  6. Sadie Miller

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlex Ash v Anil Akalin (Jun 5) 5-7, 6-4, 4-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Anil - shame we didn’t get to finish. "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAnil Akalin v Louisa Chamberlain (May 30) 7-6 (7-1) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "We call it a match game, played 1 set!"  -- Anil
Alex Ash bt Kirsty Love (May 27) 7-5, 6-2
Francesca Delladio bt ANIL AKALIN (May 18) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentLouisa Chamberlain v Alex Ash (May 12) 6-0, 1-6, 2-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "If we can find the time to finish the game, we will, but otherwise it was agreed that this would be recorded as the final score."  -- Louisa

Match of the Group:

Louisa Chamberlain bt Kirsty Love (May 7) 7-5, 7-5
ANIL AKALIN bt Kirsty Love (Apr 30) 6-1, 6-2
Francesca Delladio bt Alex Ash (Apr 25) 6-4, 6-2

Group Summary:

Darelle stamped her mark on her first round of the Battersea park Woman's League by winning all her four matches and earning her bonus points. Her toughest test ("loads of deuces and some great rallies") came at the end with her match with Katharine but it was Laura who came closest to overhauling her formidable ten point winner's tally. But no doubt who is the Group two champ - well done Darelle!

Final Rankings:

  1. Darelle Redmond [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Laura Brennan [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Rebecca Brooke [W2, L2] 4
  4. Tali Singer 10.2 [W2] 4
  5. Katharine Dryer [L4, UF1] 1
  6. Emilia Stankiewicz [L2, UF1]
  7. Danielle S

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRebecca Brooke bt Katharine Dryer (Jun 4) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun, evenly matched game! Loads of deuces and some great rallies."  -- Rebecca
Reveal CommentRebecca Brooke bt Emilia Stankiewicz (Jun 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful evening for a really enjoyable match with some fun rallies!"  -- Rebecca
Reveal CommentKatharine Dryer v Emilia Stankiewicz (Jun 2) 6-0, 2-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Good start but we ran out of time. Will try to complete before deadline. "  -- Katharine
Tali Singer bt Katharine Dryer (May 22) 6-4, 6-1
Laura Brennan bt Katharine Dryer (May 15) 6-1, 6-0
Darelle Redmond bt Katharine Dryer (May 13) 6-0, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTali Singer bt Laura Brennan (May 13) 1-6, 6-3, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Some great games!"  -- Laura
Darelle Redmond bt Rebecca Brooke (May 11) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentLaura Brennan bt Rebecca Brooke (May 7) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with some great rallies!!"  -- Laura
Reveal CommentDarelle Redmond bt Laura Brennan (May 4) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "great game"  -- Darelle
Darelle Redmond bt Emilia Stankiewicz (May 3) 6-1, 6-1

Group Summary:

With both Zara and Melissa earning their bonus points Katrina had to keep on winning to ensure her group win. Zara actually equalled Katrina on points but when it came to their head-to-head we had a clear winner. A lovely group to conclude the round and thank you for the commentaries which really help bring it all to life. (We wish we had been there to join in the talent-spotting session enjoyed by Katrina and Fiona.) Well done all and to our winner Katrina - promotion awaits.

Final Rankings:

  1. Katrina Capey 10.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Zara Smalley [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Melissa Jeffery [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Fiona McLean [W1, L3] 2
  5. Maria Pelidis [L4] 2
  6. Shereen Akhtar

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMelissa Jeffery bt Maria Pelidis (Jun 9) 5-7, 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Epic long match with too many deuces to count! Thank you Maria! A long and closely fought match! "  -- Melissa
Reveal CommentFiona McLean bt Maria Pelidis (May 28) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great, close match on an early summer evening with too many deuces to count! "  -- Fiona
Reveal CommentKatrina Capey bt Fiona McLean (May 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another lovely afternoon in Battersea park with another lovely opponent! It was a great match, lots of fun and some brilliant rallies played. Funniest part was when we realised even if we teamed up as a doubles team we'd still probably get blown off the court by this awesome and very talented little lad, who can't have been older than 8, who was playing next to us! He definitely inspired us to up our game (as well as distracting us so we kept forgetting the score!) But all in all, a thoroughly enjoyable match and made it to the end with what we think was the right score in the end :) also great to witness some of Britain's talented youngsters! Thank you and hope we get to have a rematch sometime! "  -- Katrina
Reveal CommentKatrina Capey bt Maria Pelidis (May 18) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "So many deuces!! Great match, great opponent! The score line doesn't do it justices with so many close games...and we finished in the sunshine just missing the downpour - bonus! "  -- Katrina
Reveal CommentMelissa Jeffery bt Fiona McLean (May 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match thank you Fiona - some great rallies and epic deuce points played. Look forward to playing again soon! "  -- Melissa
Zara Smalley bt Fiona McLean (May 11) 7-5, 7-5
Zara Smalley bt Melissa Jeffery (May 10) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentKatrina Capey bt Zara Smalley (May 7) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another glorious day for a tennis match. A thoroughly enjoyable match with a lovely opponent! A brilliant and close second set, with some brilliant rallies, Zara sending me all over the court frequently! I think we definitely both peaked during our knock around after the match, with no match pressure involved, we both hit some awesome shots and again I was sent very far and wide scrambling to get to many of them! If we can play at that level during another match, it will be an epic match for sure! I definitely look forward to a rematch and many more knock arounds! "  -- Katrina
Zara Smalley bt Maria Pelidis (May 4) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentKatrina Capey bt Melissa Jeffery (May 1) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great match up with a lovely opponent on a beautiful sunny afternoon in Battersea Park. I was lucky to clinch the second set, had I not it very much felt the match could have gone either way. We played some great points, particularly a long rally at the net which was awesome! Altogether a thoroughly enjoyable match, thank you."  -- Katrina