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Collapse AllBexley Parks Singles - Round 31 | Thursday 25 June 2020 to Wednesday 19 August 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 July 2020)

With just one group this league punched above its weight with over four fifths of all possible matches played and lots of close and competitive scorelines. It was great to welcome 4 new players to the league alongside familiar faces and fantastic to see friendly, competitive tennis return to the courts of Bexley Parks post-lockdown. Thanks for supporting your local league and we hope to see you back in the next round!

Group Summary:

There may have just been one group again this round but it was a bumper group with most of you playing at least 6 matches and earning midway bonus points for early match scheduling. An impressive run of 7 wins out of 7 saw David top the table 4 points clear of runner up and defending champ Patrick. David won their "title decider" head to head although credit to Patrick for saving 3 match points and making David serve it out while he held on to win "an exhausting match played in 26 degrees" against Michael.

Final Rankings:

  1. David Williams 8.2 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Patrick McGuinness 8.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Atanas Rangelov [W4, L2] 8
  4. Eliot Parker [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jason Greenwood 9.1 [W1, L6] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Michael Shearman [W2, L4] 5
  7. Noah Wright [W1, L6] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Carol Smith 9.1 [W2, L1] 4

Match Results:

Carol Smith bt Jason Greenwood (Aug 18) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Jason Greenwood bt Michael Shearman (Aug 18) 3-6, 6-4, [10-8]
Atanas Rangelov bt Michael Shearman (Aug 12) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentDavid Williams bt Patrick McGuinness (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was good to renew acquaintances with Patrick in what was the title decider. Patrick never stopped fighting and saved 3 match points at 5-2, which meant I had to serve the match out. "  -- David
Reveal CommentEliot Parker bt Jason Greenwood (Aug 9) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really good hit out on a warm morning. Jason came back strong in the second set but I managed to get over the line."  -- Eliot
Atanas Rangelov bt Jason Greenwood (Aug 5) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentPatrick McGuinness bt Michael Shearman (Aug 5) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable but exhausting match played in 26 degrees against Michael who has the annoying ability to hit screaming winners off balls where I thought I'd won the point. Very happy to get a win out of this match"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentAtanas Rangelov bt Eliot Parker (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Big crowd at Danson Park witnessed an entertaining match with many interesting points. Eliot showed good skills but still a bit rusty. I’m sure he will be a big threat if he play regularly."  -- Atanas
Reveal CommentCarol Smith bt Noah Wright (Jul 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very fun way to complete my matches and perhaps tighter than the scoreline suggests, but Carol was far more composed than me on the game and break points. Some good rallies and fantastic net play from Carol who showed some great volleying skills!"  -- Noah
Michael Shearman bt Noah Wright (Jul 25) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentPatrick McGuinness bt Atanas Rangelov (Jul 24) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Happy to get the win against the big-serving, fast-moving Atanas. We had some great rallies and both hit some good winners. My consistency won out in the end."  -- Patrick
Patrick McGuinness bt Jason Greenwood (Jul 20) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentMichael Shearman bt Eliot Parker (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with some good rallies and closely contested games. Eliot kept nailing tough forehand passing shots--everyone else watch out for those!"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentNoah Wright bt Jason Greenwood (Jul 18) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match played in two parts as Jason was suffering with injury, but managed to overcome this on the resumption to take 4 games in a row to win the first set. Lots of games went against the serve in the second set and I was able to win it and fortunately was a bit more consistent in the deciding set. Thanks for a great match Jason, hope your back improves."  -- Noah
Reveal CommentPatrick McGuinness bt Noah Wright (Jul 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on a warm morning. My consistent play winning the day"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentAtanas Rangelov bt Noah Wright (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nas was too good for me today, hitting some great serves and playing with a lot of top spin. A great guy to play, even gave me some service tips afterwards which I'll try and put to good use."  -- Noah
Reveal CommentPatrick McGuinness bt Eliot Parker (Jul 12) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable first match from injury against Eliot on a lovely Sunday morning."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentDavid Williams bt Atanas Rangelov (Jul 10) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "One of those matches where you look back and wonder how the scoreline is so convincing. Atanas served incredibly well and I had to really scramble to make any sort of returns. I was fortunate to win the first and last four games of the match. Hope to play you again soon Astanas."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Williams bt Noah Wright (Jul 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the comprehensive defeat it was a good experience playing a strong left-handed opponent (a first for me) and hopefully one I can learn from. Dave was a very friendly and gracious victor."  -- Noah
David Williams bt Carol Smith (Jul 7) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentEliot Parker bt Noah Wright (Jul 5) 3-6, 6-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "A closely fought match in windy conditions. Eliot raised his game in the second set, took it after an epic 10th game of 8 deuces and didn't look back in the match tiebreak."  -- Noah
Reveal CommentDavid Williams bt Michael Shearman (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The scoreline was harsh on Michael. We had some good long rallies and he brought out the best in me. Good luck in your remaining matches Michael. "  -- David
David Williams bt Jason Greenwood (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-0
David Williams bt Eliot Parker (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-0