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Collapse AllBedford Singles - Round 43 | Thursday 25 August 2022 to Wednesday 19 October 2022 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 September 2022)

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Ian Holoweckyj 5 5 0 2 12 WWWW
2 Paul Bennett 5 4 1 2 10 WLWW
3 John Harrison 5 2 3 2 6 WLLW
4 John Finn 5 2 3 2 6 LWWL
5 Jean-Paul Dowding 2 2 0 0 4 WW
6 Martin Copland 4 1 3 2 4 LLLW
7 Peter Boyse 6 0 6 2 3 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJean-Paul Dowding bt Peter Boyse (Oct 2) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A dry and sunny morning in Bedford park. The sun was low over the trees and quite troublesome for both of us. Peter took a early 2-0 lead as a result of my terrible first service game and playing lots of short angles. Throughout the first set in particular there were a good number of deuce games and some really nice rallies. Peter was playing smart throughout and keeping me on my toes. Not sure what happened in the second set, Peter seemed to fade a bit and maybe I upped my intensity a bit. Still, some nice points were played. Thanks Peter! It was a good run about on a sunny morning."  -- Jean-Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Bennett bt Martin Copland (Oct 2) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a lovely still evening at Pavenham tennis courts & our 1st match together. We had some good exchanges in the 1st set & the game became more competitive in the 2nd with some decent rallies. Thank you Martin. Enjoyed the game. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentIan Holoweckyj bt Peter Boyse (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure to meet and play Peter, score perhaps a little harsh as Peter served and hit well. We had some good rallies and enjoyed an afternoon run out. Best wishes in your upcoming games."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentJohn Harrison bt John Finn (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played on a pleasantly sunny Sunday afternoon in October, with near perfect conditions for tennis. We had a number of long games, but I managed to take the game with more consistency. In addition, we had to take an interlude to recover a racket from the top of the hedge after an over extra exuberant shot in the second set. Good luck John in the rest of your games!"  -- John
Reveal CommentIan Holoweckyj bt Paul Bennett (Sep 24) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always have a good tussle with Paul and today was no different. Blustery conditions disrupted play on occasion, as did Paul's sliced back hand shots which cut through the turf and stayed super low! Good game, look forward to more mate"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentJohn Finn bt Peter Boyse (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First time playing Peter. Very enjoyable game with plenty of rallies. Played on clay which Peter found challenging. The sun was blinding on serves. We'll try hard court next time Peter!"  -- John
Reveal CommentIan Holoweckyj bt Martin Copland (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure to meet and play Martin, bit of a scoreboard gap but a fun run out with some good rallies in the sun. Best wishes in your upcoming games."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentPaul Bennett bt John Harrison (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a lovely still evening at BLTC for our game. The match saw some hard fought out rallies & very even play. As always, thoroughly enjoyed the game. Thanks John. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Bennett bt Peter Boyse (Sep 17) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was our first time playing & we had a lovely evening for it over at the Kempston courts. The match started with some long rallies & excellent net play from Peter. Overall, we had some good exchanges & interesting chats between ends. Thanks Peter. Good luck for the rest of your matches. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJean-Paul Dowding bt John Harrison (Sep 16) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Sometimes it looks like we know what we're doing said John after a good long rally. Sometimes it did, with some really good rallies and close games. The first set was tight. My 2-0 lead soon became 3-3 and then John was 5-4 with set points. I really don't know how I clawed that game back. The tie-break was also topsy-turvy. John was 4-1 up and then the momentum swung. The second set was not as close. John's serve seemed seemed to desert him, but there were still some really nice points played. A fun match, as ever, John! Thanks."  -- Jean-Paul
Reveal CommentJohn Finn bt Martin Copland (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I had one of those games where everything went my way. Martin, unfortunately just didn't get going until the final game which turned into a lengthy tussle! I'm sure it will be different next time Martin. Best of luck!"  -- John
Reveal CommentIan Holoweckyj bt John Finn (Sep 15) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Good tussle on the orange turf at Riverside, a one sided first set was evened out in the second with John winning games that went to deuce. Best wishes in your future matches John"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentMartin Copland bt Peter Boyse (Sep 14) 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable match in the mid September heat. There was nothing to choose between Peter and myself for two hours and it simply came down to a couple of points right at the end. Thanks for the game Peter and I look forward to playing you again."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentPaul Bennett bt John Finn (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasant morning at Riverside for the match against John. We had some long rallies & decisive finishing. Enjoyed the match. Thanks John. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJohn Harrison bt Peter Boyse (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was Peter’s first game in the Bedford league after playing for several years in one of the London leagues. Played on a sunny Sunday morning, this was a competitive and enjoyable game. Good luck Peter in your next games."  -- John
Reveal CommentIan Holoweckyj bt John Harrison (Aug 31) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Of all the beautiful days in August, we play on the most blustery! It did influence points, reduce the rallies and provide the odd comedy ball toss whilst serving. A break of serve mid way through the first set was enough to be the difference, the second set I guess I controlled the ball a bit better. Thanks John, pleasure as always - we'll do it all again soon"  -- Ian

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Michael Dyer 4 4 0 2 10 WWWW
2 Simon Cromie 4 3 1 2 9 WWWL
3 Adriano Di carlo 3 1 2 2 6 LLW
4 Peter Hedley 3 1 2 2 4 LLW
5 Matt Coleman 4 0 4 2 2 LLLL
6 Maciej Martynowski 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSimon Cromie bt Peter Hedley (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Peter and get this match played on the Dynevor Road courts. Managed to hold serve consistently in the first set which made the difference. The second set saw some great shots played, including one marathon rally which left us both panting a bit! With the score level at 3-3 in the second, I was able to pull away and nick the win. An enjoyable game, all the best Peter for your remaining matches. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentMichael Dyer bt Adriano Di carlo (Sep 19) 6-0, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "As ever a really fun game with Adriano with some great rally’s and hard fought points. 1st set flew by but the next 2 were really good fun. Look forward to our next match and good luck in the rest of your games. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentSimon Cromie bt Adriano Di carlo (Sep 18) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice morning for tennis at Addison Park. Adriano was the better player in the opening set and deservedly won it. Second set could have gone either way but I nicked it after a crucial break of serve at 4-4. I managed to find a bit more consistency in the third set, though the games were closer than the score suggests. A tough but thoroughly enjoyable match - good luck Adriano in your remaining matches. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentMichael Dyer bt Peter Hedley (Sep 18) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to get some tennis played on a nice autumn morning. Had some good rally’s and a lot of games went to deuce. Good luck in your renting games. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentPeter Hedley bt Matt Coleman (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Matt. Second set was much closer than the first, several deuces but managed to close the games out. All the best for the rest of your games."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentSimon Cromie bt Matt Coleman (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for tennis at Bedford Park, and nice to meet Matt. We had some good rallies which contributed to an enjoyable match. Thanks for the game Matt, good luck for the rest of the round."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentMichael Dyer bt Matt Coleman (Sep 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Matt and get some tennis played. Particularly after this was rained delayed start from the day before. Matt started to find his feet in the 2nd set and we had sone good rallies. Good luck for the rest of your games. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentAdriano Di carlo bt Matt Coleman (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for this match, Matt really started to come back strong on 2nd set, good luck with your other games"  -- Adriano
Reveal CommentMichael Dyer bt Simon Cromie (Aug 30) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Felt like a real end of summer game today. A really enjoyable game as ever with Simon. Some really good rally’s and great shots played. Just managed to edge it in the 3rd set which was closer than the score suggests. Look forward to our next game. "  -- Michael

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Bedford.

Scoring Information:

You earn one point for every set you win. Players who play three or more matches by the mid-point of the Round receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 

Players' names, W - tally of wins, L - tally of losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a note to this effect is added).

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