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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
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Bedford Park

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Wentworth Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 8BD Tel: 01234 363227 full venue details »

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Pavenham Tennis Club

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Collapse AllBedford Singles - Round 37 | Thursday 17 June 2021 to Wednesday 11 August 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 July 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Ezequiel Gómez Gibson [W4] 8
  2. Giuseppe Iantosca [W3, L1] 6
  3. Wesley Randle 9.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Pasquale D'amelio 8.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Charles Standish [W2, L1] 4
  6. Ian Holoweckyj [L2] 1
  7. Luigi Sacchi [L1]

Match Results:

Giuseppe Iantosca bt Pasquale D'amelio (Jul 24) Walkover
Reveal CommentGiuseppe Iantosca bt Ian Holoweckyj (Jul 21) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Ian on a warm sunny evening at BLTC. We had some great rallies and Ian’s backhand was particularly a strong point in his game this evening. Both sets started the same way with Ian take the first 2 games in both sets. I managed to turn the tide back in my way and played some solid tennis to get the job done. Thank you for a great match, Ian. Good luck for the rest of your matches. "  -- Giuseppe
Reveal CommentEzequiel Gómez Gibson bt Pasquale D'amelio (Jul 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Pasq for the game. Extremely hot Today and we both struggle with the heat. Very hard to keep rallies going but we went for it! Wish you the best on your other matches! I’m sure we will play again soon!"  -- Ezequiel
Reveal CommentEzequiel Gómez Gibson bt Charles Standish (Jul 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We had some great rallies with Charles. I was on fire man! Score looks a lot easier than it really was. Great to play you Charles and all the best on the rest of your matches!"  -- Ezequiel
Reveal CommentEzequiel Gómez Gibson bt Wesley Randle (Jul 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match with Wes. Sweating for the long runs!! I played very solid and not many mistakes which help a lot on the score line! I’m sure we will keep making each other run around the courts! Well done mate."  -- Ezequiel
Reveal CommentWesley Randle bt Pasquale D'amelio (Jul 10) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great run out - some rusty shots, play and serves throughout. Probably because of recent poor weather. At least the weather held but very muggy! Thanks Pasq. Wes"  -- Wesley
Reveal CommentEzequiel Gómez Gibson bt Giuseppe Iantosca (Jul 2) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What a great match with Giuseppe. Lots of good long rallies! We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Great backhand play from him and technique. I wish you all the best on the rest of your matches man! We shall play again soon…"  -- Ezequiel
Reveal CommentGiuseppe Iantosca bt Wesley Randle (Jul 1) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Wesley was a tough competitor. I raced in to a 4-0 lead in the first set and he sprung in to action and got it back to 4-4. I held on to take the first set 6-4. The rest of the match forced us both to play some clever shots to outfox each other which I thoroughly enjoyed. Wesley chased all of my shots down and forced a lot of errors out of me which well and truly wound me up and he took the second set 6-4. Some of Wes' forehand and backhand slice shots were unbelievable! A change of racket and a good talking to myself allowed me to refocus and loosen up for the final set where we had some good rallies. I knew I had to play smart and and pick my shots wisely! Thank you for the match Wes. Good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Giuseppe
Charles Standish bt Pasquale D'amelio (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-2
Charles Standish bt Ian Holoweckyj (Jun 24) 2-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4
Pasquale D'amelio bt Luigi Sacchi (Jun 19) 6-3, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Darren Kent 8.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ryan Chandhar 7.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Matt Broadhurst [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Basharat Iqbal [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. John Harrison 8.2 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jean-Paul Dowding 9.1 [W1, L2] 4

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRyan Chandhar bt Basharat Iqbal (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "My first meeting with Bash today on a windy but sunny day. Not ideal conditions with the wind but I played some really nice tennis, hitting consistently but deep powerful ground strokes off both the backhand and forehand. We had some really nice rallies and Bash has a nice forehand and touch, making very little errors forcing me to hit winners. Thanks again Bash, really nice to meet you and good luck for your remaining matches."  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentDarren Kent bt Matt Broadhurst (Jul 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Matt. Maybe a bit of rust from Matt as I can see a decent player in his game but he hit quite a few long balls. Tennis can be a frustrating game when it’s not going your way. I played well enough to get the win Cheers "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentJohn Harrison bt Jean-Paul Dowding (Jul 19) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "On one of the hottest evenings of the summer combined with the closest of fought matches, made this a real battle from start to finish. Most games went to deuce with only the slightest difference turning each game. After losing the first set I managed to grind out a win by sticking to the “safer” tennis overall. Always a pleasure to play JP.!"  -- John
Reveal CommentRyan Chandhar bt Jean-Paul Dowding (Jul 16) 6-7 (9-11), 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a battle once again with JP. I knew today would be a tough match going in as our head 2 head was tied at 1-1 with JP getting the better of me last time out. A brilliant 1st set with so many great points. I was 5-2 down and managed to up my game and get it to the tie break. Both of us saved upwards of 5 set points each with great play in this set and JP fought well from 6-4 down edging me out 11-9. It was a painful one to lose. I again had to try and find another level and after going with serve at the start of the set I managed to pull away. The third set was again a close contest and I feel very fortunate to come away with this one. What a great match! Well played JP, I very much look forward to our next match. "  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentRyan Chandhar bt Matt Broadhurst (Jul 14) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great weather conditions, humid with little wind for today's match. My first meeting with Matt today and one I will not forget. I played at an insanely high level today and it is safe to say that Is one of my best tennis league performances ever. Matt is a great player and although I ran away with the first set, all of the games were tight in the second and to beat a player of Matt's quality by this scoreline is incredible. Good luck for the rest of your matches Matt and I look forward to our next one. "  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentDarren Kent bt Basharat Iqbal (Jul 12) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "What a tricky player bash is. Result could of gone either way. I made lots of errors but got the win in the end. Cheers "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentDarren Kent bt John Harrison (Jul 11) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another tight game with John with many games going to deuce. Great to play on the men’s final day in great weather "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentJean-Paul Dowding bt Matt Broadhurst (Jul 8) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played on a humid evening in Mowsbury Park. Matt took an early break in the first set and clung on to take it despite my best efforts - the game at 5-3 went to multiple deuces but I couldn't quite convert. In the second set I took an early break and maintained that advantage. The third set was more of a roller-coaster. I took an early break to lead 3-0 and was feeling good at 4-1, but that soon became 4-3 and I was wondering if the momentum would stay with Matt. Reflecting afterwards, where Matt was positive / aggressive in the first set, he became tighter as the match went on. I was able to attack his second serve more in sets 2 and 3 which immediately put him on the back foot - I think that was the difference. Great fun match!!"  -- Jean-Paul
Reveal CommentMatt Broadhurst bt Basharat Iqbal (Jun 30) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle of wills with Bash. Lots of baseline play. Cheers Bash!"  -- Matt
Reveal CommentMatt Broadhurst bt John Harrison (Jun 27) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game battling the wind with John. Some good winners and net play. Cheers John. "  -- Matt
Reveal CommentRyan Chandhar bt John Harrison (Jun 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always a tough encounter playing John and a really enjoyable game. The first set went with serve and was sealed with just the 1 break. I played some really nice tennis in the second set and pulled out the win. Thanks again John, good luck for the rest of your matches. "  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentDarren Kent bt Ryan Chandhar (Jun 24) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against Ryan as always. Both hit some great winners and had some excellent rallies. 1st set tie breaker could have gone either way. 2nd set Ryan was quickly 4-1 up as I had lost momentum from the 1st but gave myself a talking to and won 6-4. Look forward to the next one. Cheers "  -- Darren
Basharat Iqbal bt John Harrison (Jun 23) 6-1, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Bennett [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ben Friman [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Calogero Catania 9.2 [W2, L2] 4
  4. Krystal Heath [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Peter Hedley 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  6. Jason Tait [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCalogero Catania bt Jason Tait (Aug 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game played at a steady pace given that we were drenched throughout. All the best Jason and the best of luck with the remaining matches."  -- Calogero
Reveal CommentBen Friman bt Calogero Catania (Jul 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match with Gerry in blustery conditions. Luckily, we didn't get drenched."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentPeter Hedley bt Krystal Heath (Jul 24) 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really good to see a new face in the league. Fun match that had many twists and turns (in the weather as well as the tennis!)."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPaul Bennett bt Ben Friman (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very warm morning for the game against Ben. The first game was very close with Ben taking an early lead on his serve. I managed to to keep Ben long with a lot of the shots with Ben making some unforced errors on his forehand. Some of the games were a lot closer than the score suggests. We both needed some extra time after the long rallies in the scorching sun! Really enjoyed the game Ben."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Bennett bt Peter Hedley (Jul 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely evening at Bedford park for our game. There were some nice rallies. Nice to meet you Peter."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentCalogero Catania bt Krystal Heath (Jul 14) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very relaxed and enjoyable match, both players were at fault for many points, the result didn't matter - we both need more Tennis ! "  -- Calogero
Reveal CommentBen Friman bt Peter Hedley (Jul 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score line hides some close games and competitive tennis throughout. A fun match on great courts in good conditions. Can't ask for more!"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentPaul Bennett bt Krystal Heath (Jul 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another nice evening for the match at Bedford Park. Krystal & I had some good rallies. It was nice to meet you Krystal."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Bennett bt Calogero Catania (Jul 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A warm but fine evening for the game. The first game of the 1st set was really tight and could have gone either way. I managed to keep some good consistency with my serve and slice to maintain some momentum as the match progressed. Enjoyed meeting you Gerry."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Bennett bt Jason Tait (Jul 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game today Jason. We had some good rallies. I'm glad the rain held off for our match."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentBen Friman bt Krystal Heath (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It's great to see some new faces in the league. I think that both players had fun even though most of the points went the same way and fun is what it's all about."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBen Friman bt Jason Tait (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some nice relaxed tennis. Good to meet a new player in the league!"  -- Ben

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Bedford.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. Players who complete 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: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], 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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