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Collapse AllBournemouth and Christchurch Singles - Round 47 | Thursday 11 November 2021 to Wednesday 5 January 2022 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 December 2021)

You’ve made it through a winter Round – nice work! It’s always great to see matches played all year round and we hope you had fun meeting new people and improving your tennis skills. Now it's the New Year, it's time to start thinking about those resolutions and maybe Local Tennis Leagues can help. The dates for your 2022 Rounds are online now, so be sure to secure your place.

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Matthew Kearns [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ben Howell 8.1 [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Edward Randall 9.2 [W2] 4
  4. Luke Sykes [W1] 2
  5. Michael Lee [W1, L3] 2
  6. Simon Vening [L3] 1
  7. Izzy Boland [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichael Lee bt Simon Vening (Dec 30) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game Simon, really tricky conditions wet and windy so not easy. See you soon no doubt"  -- Michael

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBen Howell bt Simon Vening (Dec 20) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play you Simon. You were very consistent! The courts are nice ovelooking the sea! Look forward to playing again! "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBen Howell bt Izzy Boland (Dec 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We got to play in the end with all this rain recently! Good fun Izzy! :)"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBen Howell bt Michael Lee (Dec 10) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and play you Mike! Hopefully we will play in summer conditions too! "  -- Ben
Edward Randall bt Michael Lee (Nov 24) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentMatthew Kearns bt Simon Vening (Nov 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Simon and thanks for arranging the court for us, good luck in your other matches 👍"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Kearns bt Ben Howell (Nov 19) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Good match Ben, thanks for arranging the court"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Kearns bt Michael Lee (Nov 18) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentLuke Sykes bt Matthew Kearns (Nov 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Matt. Good luck with the rest of your matches. 👍🏻"  -- Luke
Edward Randall bt Matthew Kearns (Nov 15) 6-3, 6-2

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Patrik Huber [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Glen Bessant 8.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Damian McCann [W1, L1] 3
  4. Josh Clarke [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Anthony Hughes [W1, L1] 2
  6. Aaron Becker [L1] withdrawn
  7. Amit Ranjan [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPatrik Huber bt Aaron Becker (Dec 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, Aaron! Enjoy Christmas and all the best to 2022! "  -- Patrik
Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Josh Clarke (Dec 6) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great game played over two nights under the floodlights at Winton. The first night we shared a set each and ran out of time. A very close and competitive two sets with one game alone lasting 20 minutes. The second night was slightly more one sided as Josh struggled slightly with his forehand. We enjoyed the game so much we are probably going to have a rematch later in the week. "  -- Glen
Reveal CommentPatrik Huber bt Josh Clarke (Nov 26) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with many great rallies. Well played Josh, keep it up! "  -- Patrik
Reveal CommentPatrik Huber bt Amit Ranjan (Nov 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, Amit. It was good meeting you. Enjoy the rest of the round and good luck! "  -- Patrik
Damian McCann bt Glen Bessant (Nov 24) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentPatrik Huber bt Anthony Hughes (Nov 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks a lot for a very enjoyable match, Tony! There were many great shots on both sides and I think the overall quality was very good. Keep up the good work, you’re a great player. As we both agreed, mindset is the key! :-)"  -- Patrik
Reveal CommentAnthony Hughes bt Josh Clarke (Nov 15) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was such a great game and Josh and it could have gone either way really, on another day this so could have been Josh's match. I look forward to playing him again and having some more epic rallies"  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentPatrik Huber bt Glen Bessant (Nov 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, Glen. You played well, the score could have been much closer. Good luck to your remaining matches & see you next time! "  -- Patrik

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPatrik Huber bt Damian McCann (Nov 14) 6-0, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Wow, what a match! Long and competitive one, lasting 2h and 50 minutes. Some really good rallies too. I was lucky to grab the win in the tie break. Thanks Damian, it was really nice to meet you and I’m sure we will play again soon. Enjoy the rest of the round and good luck. "  -- Patrik

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Dmitrij Trunin [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Marco Zengarini [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Florin Ismailciuc [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Peter Livesey 9.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Vitor Vilela [L1] 1
  6. Indrajit Jha [L1]
  7. Nigel Sharp [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDmitrij Trunin bt Marco Zengarini (Dec 17) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Marco for amazing, enjoyable game ! Buon Natale e un Felice Anno Nuovo 🧑‍🎄🍾"  -- Dmitrij
Reveal CommentDmitrij Trunin bt Florin Ismailciuc (Dec 10) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Florin for the game 👍 Merry Christmas 🎅 🎄 😁"  -- Dmitrij
Reveal CommentMarco Zengarini bt Peter Livesey (Dec 8) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match as always Pete. Windy conditions made some shots hard to reach for both of us. "  -- Marco

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFlorin Ismailciuc bt Peter Livesey (Dec 4) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "What a game we had again Peter....about 2.5 hours and many comebacks on both sides not to mention that you have saved 3 match points in the last set during our tie break. Thanks for booking the court and looking forward to playing against you soon!"  -- Florin
  • "Well played Florin - a great match that went to and fro in the first two sets but in the end you had the better concentration in the third set tie break. I think that was the longest match I’ve played in for years - two and a half hours plus. I’m still recovering!" -- Pete
Reveal CommentMarco Zengarini bt Florin Ismailciuc (Dec 3) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Florin, once again we had to go to a deciding third set which really shows how levelled our game is. This time I managed to convert one of two match points... Look forward to playing you again."  -- Marco
Reveal CommentDmitrij Trunin bt Peter Livesey (Dec 1) 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a game Peter, as always the fight to the end 💪 Good luck for the next matches!"  -- Dmitrij
  • "Well played Dmitrij - another tough match between us. I knew it was likely to go to the wire but in the end you played the better tennis in the tie breaks." -- Pete
Reveal CommentFlorin Ismailciuc bt Nigel Sharp (Nov 30) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for coming from Ringwood to play this match Nigel. All the best for your remaining games!"  -- Florin
Reveal CommentMarco Zengarini bt Nigel Sharp (Nov 27) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for arranging indoor court, you came back on the second as you had done on last match. I look forward to playing you again."  -- Marco
Reveal CommentDmitrij Trunin bt Vitor Vilela (Nov 20) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game. No comments 🧐 could be different 😊👍"  -- Dmitrij
Reveal CommentDmitrij Trunin bt Indrajit Jha (Nov 17) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Indrajit. Good luck for the next games 👍 "  -- Dmitrij


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

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: 

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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