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Collapse AllBexley Parks Singles - Round 27 | Thursday 11 April 2019 to Wednesday 5 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 May 2019)

Brilliant commitment from this group with everyone playing at least 4 matches and many playing 5, 6 or 7. It made for a very well fought group, full of drama and while Patrick and Paul top the group, Kiem, who has been playing for less than a year, is definitely one to watch. Many thanks for all the great commentaries and generous spirit in which you approached every game.

Group Summary:

Patrick moves up from second to first place (many congratulations) in a hard fought round full of drama and really great matches. Take his comments here : "Blimey! Kiem has only been playing for 8 months. I'm not sure I could live with him in another 8!!! Well played, and keep up the good work. He was serving so well towards the end I was happy just to get a racquet on the ball." Or Barbara v Kiem: "this was a wonderful match to play". Barbara needed 6 match points to beat Jason, Sam and Zygimantas had "a good match, played in great weather", runner up Paul won 5 matches without dropping a set and Patrick was up against never-say-die Errol. It was a pleasure to read about this group and very well done all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Patrick McGuinness 8.2 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Paul Thompson [W5] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Errol Billinghurst [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sam Kodavati 10.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Barbara Pouw 8.1 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Kiem Trinh [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Zygimantas Sinkevicius [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jason Greenwood 9.1 [L4]

Match Results:

Paul Thompson bt Jason Greenwood (Jun 1) 6-3 Jason Greenwood Retired

Match of the Group:

Paul Thompson bt Patrick McGuinness (Jun 1) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Patrick McGuinness bt Jason Greenwood (May 27) 6-2, 6-0
Paul Thompson bt Zygimantas Sinkevicius (May 27) 6-0, 6-0
Paul Thompson bt Errol Billinghurst (May 24) 6-0, 6-3
Patrick McGuinness bt Zygimantas Sinkevicius (May 23) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentPatrick McGuinness bt Sam Kodavati (May 21) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the game today in very warm weather. Sam started slowly and I was able to wrap up the first set quite quickly. The second set was a different story, with Sam showing an excellent range of shot making. I had to dig deep to get over the line."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Jason Greenwood (May 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match in the sunshine. The score does not reflect the play. It took 6 match points to take the match."  -- Barbara
Sam Kodavati bt Jason Greenwood (May 7) 6-4, 6-0
Errol Billinghurst bt Sam Kodavati (May 6) 6-0, 6-4
Errol Billinghurst bt Kiem Trinh (May 5) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentSam Kodavati bt Zygimantas Sinkevicius (May 1) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played in a great weather."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentPatrick McGuinness bt Errol Billinghurst (Apr 30) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Got off to a good start in both sets, leading 5-0 and 4-0 respectively. Then a mixture of Errol's never say die attitude (he seems to like running a lot more than I do) and my ineptitude made things a lot closer than it looked like being. Glad to limp over the line in the end!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Errol Billinghurst (Apr 26) 6-7, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Longest match I have ever played. A great fight till the end. Thank you, Errol, I will not quickly forget this one."  -- Barbara
Errol Billinghurst bt Zygimantas Sinkevicius (Apr 23) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentPaul Thompson bt Barbara Pouw (Apr 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Paul, you were far to strong for me today, but we did play quite a few nice points. Lovely match."  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentSam Kodavati bt Barbara Pouw (Apr 18) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good close match, lot of opportunities for both the players. Managed to get the win in the end."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentPatrick McGuinness bt Kiem Trinh (Apr 18) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Blimey! Kiem has only been playing for 8 months. I'm not sure I could live with him in another 8!!! Well played, and keep up the good work. He was serving so well towards the end I was happy just to get a racquet on the ball and his fast deep groundstrokes always had me struggling. Now, just a little work on consistency."  -- Patrick
Kiem Trinh bt Zygimantas Sinkevicius (Apr 15) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Kiem Trinh (Apr 14) 6-0, 2-6, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Battled out in a third set tiebreak, this was a wonderful match to play. We had many great rallies. I managed to hold my nerve in the end, but it could easily have gone the other way. "  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentPatrick McGuinness bt Barbara Pouw (Apr 12) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good competitive match today with some fine shots from both sides of the net. Fortunately for me today, my error count was lower than Barbara's. "  -- Patrick