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Collapse AllBattersea Park Women's Singles - Round 9 | Thursday 4 July 2019 to Wednesday 28 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 31 July 2019)

A quiet-ish round this time. Perhaps it was the weather but it's always a shame not to see more matches getting played - especially when those that were played were great. Here's to the next one and to getting the match stats up!

Group Summary:

Not sure what happened here but just two matches were played. If you are struggling to hear back from a player another time, please try ringing if no joy from email/text/whatsapp. If all else fails, please get in touch with us, and we will help if we can. There is nothing worse than seeing a league wither and die and nothing better than a really well fought match! Anil wins by virtue of losing the fewest games per matches played. Saskia is runner up.

Final Rankings:

  1. Anil Akalin [W1] 2 WINNER
  2. Saskia Ruys [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Maria Sobierajska [L1]
  4. Yvette Ruys [L1]
  5. Megan Parker

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Saskia Ruys bt Yvette Ruys (Aug 14) 6-4, 6-4
Anil Akalin bt Maria Sobierajska (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-0

Group Summary:

A brilliant effort from Katrina who played five matches, won three of them and tops the group. Some great matches along the way including a score-forgetting match with runner up Katharine. We can all relate to that! A new gadget is overdue to help park players keep the score. Thanks for all the match commentaries - it really brings to life some good matches played in great spirits and well done Katrina and Katharine.

Final Rankings:

  1. Katrina Capey 10.2 [W3, L2] 7 WINNER
  2. Katharine Dryer [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Iva Golob [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  4. Tali Singer 10.2 [W1] 2
  5. Catherine Thome [W1] 2
  6. Melissa Jeffery [L3] 1
  7. Zara Smalley [L1, UF1]

Match Results:

Iva Golob bt Melissa Jeffery (Aug 29) 5-7, 7-5, 6-0
Reveal CommentTali Singer bt Katrina Capey (Aug 28) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played by Tali all round! Too many unforced errors on my part and all credit to Tali for taking advantage, making some great returns and altogether playing a good solid match."  -- Katrina
Iva Golob v Zara Smalley (Aug 24) 6-3, 5-4 TBC
Katharine Dryer bt Zara Smalley (Aug 22) 6-3, 6-2
Katharine Dryer bt Melissa Jeffery (Aug 19) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentKatrina Capey bt Katharine Dryer (Aug 15) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "How good do you have to get before you get a score board and umpire?! A really enjoyable match with a really lovely opponent but boy did we keep losing track of the score :) I think we got there in the end though! We just have had too many good rallies which kept distracting us from the score! It was a really nice match to be part of, unfortunately I think katherine was a bit worn out after what sounded like a very busy day at work but still managed to play some great points, and has a brilliant return of serve. Thank you Katherine for a really enjoyable match and look forward to playing some more with you soon. Good luck for the rest of the league and enjoy a well deserved restful weekend!"  -- Katrina

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCatherine Thome bt Katrina Capey (Aug 8) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Absolutely awesome match to be part of! So many great points played, and brilliant rallies at the net, both running like Rafa til the end to get balls back! Very close throughout, sadly a few too wobbly service games from me tipped the score line the other way but no regrets - we both played some great and aggressive tennis which is just my style which led to it being a fantastic match to be part of. Really hope we get a rematch soon Catherine! Thank you, congrats on a very well played match from yourself, and all the best with the rest of the league."  -- Katrina
Reveal CommentKatrina Capey bt Iva Golob (Aug 4) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, with many brilliant rallies and shots, the score line doesn't do it justice! Was a pleasure to play, it was great fun even in the rain and wind (thankfully the sun was the most prominent!) Hopefully we'll get a rematch. Thank you!"  -- Katrina
Reveal CommentKatrina Capey bt Melissa Jeffery (Jul 22) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really great to play the lovely Melissa again! We had some great rallies and the natchfefibiely felt closer than the scoreline! Melissa hit some cracking winners from the baseline and we enjoyed many deuces!! Altogether great fun on a lovely sunny afternoon in Battersea (needless to say we were very grateful we had a court mostly in the shade!!) Thank you and look forward to another rematch!"  -- Katrina

Group Summary:

A fantastic effort from Fiona who played every single match available and won them all! You have to be in it to win it and she clearly got organised with her scheduling. What more, she didn't drop a set, so promotion for her next time. Mary is runner up, well done, but this was a group that was slightly on the quiet side. Hope you can get more matches next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Fiona McLean [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Mary Ubah 9.2 [W1, L1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Serena Reynell [W1, L1] 2
  4. Maria Pelidis [W1, L2] 2
  5. Ashleigh Hyland [L2]
  6. Rhian Thomas [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFiona McLean bt Maria Pelidis (Aug 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "So nice to play Maria again on a lovely evening. Lots of deuces and some great rallies which had us both running around. Thanks Maria!"  -- Fiona
Reveal CommentMaria Pelidis bt Rhian Thomas (Aug 20) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some fun, long rallies, many deuces. Very tight finish. "  -- Maria
Reveal CommentFiona McLean bt Rhian Thomas (Aug 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Such a lovely match with Rhian with some very fun rallies which had me flying all over the court and great chats between games. Thanks Rhian!"  -- Fiona
Reveal CommentFiona McLean bt Serena Reynell (Aug 8) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Such a lovely summer evening for a match! Lots of great, back-and-forth and many deuces. Thanks Serena! "  -- Fiona
Reveal CommentFiona McLean bt Ashleigh Hyland (Aug 7) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match with good rallies and fun chats between games. Such good fun we stuck around after the match to knock around some more balls. Thanks Ashleigh!"  -- Fiona

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFiona McLean bt Mary Ubah (Aug 3) 5-7, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A super match with a wonderful opponent. Many epic rallies that left me gasping for breath but all in good fun. Must admit that I fell prey to Mary’s blistering cross-court shots more times than I can count and in the end the score could have gone either way easily. Looking forward to playing again!"  -- Fiona
Mary Ubah bt Maria Pelidis (Aug 1) 6-4, 6-2
Serena Reynell bt Ashleigh Hyland (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-1