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Collapse AllBracknell Singles - Round 14 | Thursday 11 April 2019 to Wednesday 5 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 May 2019)

Small leagues sometimes disguise the amount of great tennis going on, and the friendly spirit in which they are played. Take this comment from Christopher of his match v Hellinda which was typical of this round. "A splendid match . . Hellinda was a tough, gracious and helpful opponent. This is the type of match that I wanted when I entered the league: a competitive match played in very good spirit and a match that was fun for both players." Many thanks all!

Group Summary:

Last time she played in the league, in round 12, Ollie came 6th out of an unusually big group of 10. This time, she tops the podium! Congratulations. She won four of her 6 matches and got her bonus points, which is definitely the way to go. Dean was runner up, as he was last time but played only two matches, including "a very enjoyable game" in which he beat Ollie. A few more matches, and gold is definitely in his sites. Great match commentaries and a fantastically friendly spirit. Many thanks to all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ollie Fentum [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Dean Werrett [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. James Wilkins 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
  4. Andrew Watson [W1, L2] 2
  5. Christopher Constable [W1, L1] 2
  6. Hellinda Smith [L3] 1
  7. Shane Broderick [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOllie Fentum bt Hellinda Smith (Jun 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "What a lovely lady Hellinda is. It was a pleasure to both meet and play her. We had some great rallies but I think I definitely had a home advantage playing on the clay. Thank you Hellinda for a very enjoyable game played in great spirit. "  -- Ollie
Reveal CommentDean Werrett bt James Wilkins (May 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game for both players and as much as it sounds like a cliche it was a closer game than the score may suggest, with most games going to 30-30 or deuce. Consistency and fitness probably just edged it for me on the day which wasn’t surprising considering James had played a 3 set epic with Ollie the previous day! Thanks James for an enjoyable match! "  -- Dean

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames Wilkins bt Ollie Fentum (May 25) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Wow what a baseline battle this three setter was in scorching heat ! Both Ollie and I love a good baseline battle but this was hardcore. It really could of gone either way as each set went to the wire. Back and forth leading, trailing at each point in each set, and most rallies were at least a good 10 - 15 hits. Thoroughly enjoyed it, despite being barely able to talk at the end and luck was on my side today - excellent tennis match thank you Ollie "  -- James
Reveal CommentOllie Fentum bt Andrew Watson (May 23) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game on a lovely warm sunny afternoon. Well played Andy, a number of games went to deuce several times and I think I was a bit lucky. Apologies for my appalling serve!"  -- Ollie
Reveal CommentJames Wilkins bt Andrew Watson (May 22) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • " Very nice afternoon match with Andy, who is a nice player with some hard serves I had to battle to return. Score and match went in my favour but many games went to deuce. Look forward to next time Andy "  -- James
Reveal CommentChristopher Constable bt Hellinda Smith (May 16) 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (5-7), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A splendid match we started on 11/5/2019 and had to finish on 16/11/2019. The match took over three hours. Hellinda was a tough, gracious and helpful opponent. This is the type of match that I wanted when I entered the league: a competitive match played in very good spirit and a match that was fun for both players."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentOllie Fentum bt Christopher Constable (May 7) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a nice game on a beautiful spring day."  -- Ollie
Reveal CommentAndrew Watson bt Hellinda Smith (May 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match with Hellinda in changeable conditions. Thanks for the game."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentOllie Fentum bt Shane Broderick (Apr 28) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Many thanks Shane for a very enjoyable match. You're very quick round the court and forced me to go far closer to the lines than I would have liked. We had some great rallies and I think I got a bit lucky on several occasions."  -- Ollie
Reveal CommentDean Werrett bt Ollie Fentum (Apr 12) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A much closer match than the second set suggested with a number of the games going to deuce, we both struggled to gain any consistency on our serve but there were plenty of consistent rallies throughout which lead to a very enjoyable game overall. "  -- Dean