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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
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  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
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  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
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Collapse AllBristol Singles - Round 45 | Thursday 27 August 2020 to Wednesday 21 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 23 September 2020)

We welcomed 18 new players to the fold and ran 2 extra groups this time showing that friendly, competitive tennis is alive and well in Bristol! Just under two thirds of all possible matches were completed which is still a lot of tennis and you dealt with the usual mixed bag of Great British weather... so keep up the good work next round!

Group Summary:

It was a successful return to league action for Vladimirs as he took the title from defending champ Imraan by a single point. Vladimirs' 4 wins included a comeback win against Richard which left Vladimirs feelng "like I've done a marathon" although kudos to Imraan for winning their head to head, another 3 set battle. Stuart was the other player to defeat the champ, winning a close second set tiebreak for a straight sets win.

Final Rankings:

  1. Vladimirs Musalimovs [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Imraan Hansrod 8.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Stuart Bannerman [W2] 4
  4. Pete Strange [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Augustin Mihalache 8.2 [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Richard Colman 7.2 [L2] 2
  7. Olly Kelley 8.2 [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStuart Bannerman bt Imraan Hansrod (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another good match. Imraan started off very well hitting lots of winners and some nice drops shots. Very enjoyable match "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentImraan Hansrod bt Richard Colman (Sep 29) 4-6, 6-1, 2-0 Richard Colman Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Richard for the game! Such a shame we could not complete owing to ankle injury and Richard had to retire but a good first 2 set anyway with some interesting long rallies. Have a good recovery."  -- Imraan
Reveal CommentPete Strange bt Augustin Mihalache (Sep 22) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Augustin, it was a really fun match. Most of our games went to duce and I had some of my longest and most intense rallies so far since joining the league. Definitely a test of my fitness! Look forward to playing you again soon." -- Pete
Reveal CommentImraan Hansrod bt Pete Strange (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Pete for a good match in amazing weather! Good luck with the rest of the league :)"  -- Imraan
Reveal CommentImraan Hansrod bt Vladimirs Musalimovs (Sep 22) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was my 3rd time playing Vlad and again it was a tough battle. In the first set, he managed to contain me as I attempted a late fight back but in the 2nd set I was able to break right from the start and keep the lead to close the set. The final set was gripping as he came back from a 0-4 deficit to serve at 5-5. I was able to break him again and with some more solid serves close out the match after almost 3 hrs. Thanks Vlad for the thrilling match and looking forward to our next one."  -- Imraan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentImraan Hansrod bt Augustin Mihalache (Sep 15) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "What a long match with many long rallies and a lots of drop shots and lobs from both sides. Augustin was able to push me to a 3rd set tie break where unfortunately for him I got the edge early on. All in all, a very enjoyable match and with some good quality rallies in all 3 sets."  -- Imraan
Reveal CommentVladimirs Musalimovs bt Augustin Mihalache (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for arranging the game Augustin! Another enjoyable game with you! Good luck in rest of your games! "  -- Vladimirs
Reveal CommentVladimirs Musalimovs bt Richard Colman (Sep 10) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a good game Richard! You've made me to work hard! I feel like I've done a Marathon! "  -- Vladimirs
Reveal CommentStuart Bannerman bt Vladimirs Musalimovs (Sep 6) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Vlad. The conditions were spot on. The first set I was able to dictate, with both of us playing on the front foot. Vlad's big first serve was missing in this set which allowed me to break him a few times. The second set, Vlad took an early lead by mixing it up, which certainly worked in his favor plus the serve and the big forehand started to hit their spots. I managed to break serve at a crucial time and then it was holding serve until the tiebreaker. A good start allowed me to keep the momentum in the tiebreaker which carried through to the win. Overall a very enjoyable game against a strong player. I was expecting the third set, but glad the legs pulled me through. "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentVladimirs Musalimovs bt Pete Strange (Sep 3) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a good game! Hope we can play again soon. Good luck in the rest of your games!"  -- Vladimirs
Reveal CommentVladimirs Musalimovs bt Olly Kelley (Sep 2) 1-2 Olly Kelley Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Olly for arranging the game, unfortunately an old injury came back and match could not be continued. That's a shame as looked like It would be a very competitive game! "  -- Vladimirs

Group Summary:

It was neck and neck at the top of Group 2 with Olly and David both winning 5 matches and earning 12 points so who would take the title? Olly "managed to break right at the end" of the second set in their head to head to take the match and title while Chris also competed well in third place by winning close 2 setters against Martin and George.

Final Rankings:

  1. Olly Olasimbo 10.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. David Ash [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Hale [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Martin Nicholls 9.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. George Rodgers [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jon Gardner [L3]
  7. Oliver Davis [L1]
  8. Carlos Ledesma withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOlly Olasimbo bt Jon Gardner (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Jon. Thought we played some decent rallies and I was just a bit more consistent."  -- Olly
Reveal CommentChris Hale bt Martin Nicholls (Oct 4) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable, closely contested match during which Martin played extremely well, hit some great forehands and, but for some key hard-fought points, could easily have won. Particularly nice to play on carpet at David Lloyd in amongst the biblical rains "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentDavid Ash bt Martin Nicholls (Sep 27) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A match that was much closer than the score suggests with many really tough games and points that I just managed to edge, helped by a consistent first serve and lower than normal unforced errors. Enjoyable match, thanks Martin."  -- David
Reveal CommentOlly Olasimbo bt Martin Nicholls (Sep 21) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Scrappy game against Martin this time round. Both of us couldn't really find our rhythm and it was more a case of whoever could make the least amount of errors. I'm sure we'll both play better next time. Good luck for the rest of your matches!"  -- Olly

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentOlly Olasimbo bt Chris Hale (Sep 20) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Chris as usual. Neither of us seemed able to hold serve in the first set and eventually Chris took it. I was able to find my serve in the second and third sets and that proved the difference in the end. Good luck with the rest of your matches Chris!"  -- Olly
Reveal CommentChris Hale bt George Rodgers (Sep 16) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun match punctuated by two whipped running forehands from George that, whilst being perfect in their daring execution, weren't quite enough to push him over the line. Not a game of long rallies and probably the better for it "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentOlly Olasimbo bt David Ash (Sep 14) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another lovely day for tennis and had a good match with David. Much closer in the second set but I managed to break right at the end to take the set and the match. Thanks again David!"  -- Olly
Reveal CommentMartin Nicholls bt Jon Gardner (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "To many doubles from Jon but warmed up in the 2nd set enjoyable match none the less "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentDavid Ash bt Jon Gardner (Sep 11) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I was able to take advantage of it being Jon's first step back on court in a little while so he took a little time to get some consistency, which he did in the second set with a number of well placed winners. Enjoyable match, thanks Jon."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Ash bt George Rodgers (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Not sure this should have been a love and love match. Particularly in the second set, there were many really keenly fought points that I was just able to take at the vital times and I managed to keep my unforced errors to a minimum. Thanks George for the game and good luck for your remaining matches. "  -- David
Reveal CommentOlly Olasimbo bt George Rodgers (Sep 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day for some summer tennis. Really good game with George and had some nice rallies. Consistency was the key in the end for me. Good luck with the rest of your games George!"  -- Olly
Reveal CommentDavid Ash bt Oliver Davis (Sep 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Oli for an enjoyable match. I think I caught you on a lucky day for me and you will no doubt play some very competitive matches throughout the rest of the round. "  -- David
Reveal CommentMartin Nicholls bt George Rodgers (Sep 2) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A slow first set from George but found his rhythm in the 2nd and played well managed to break serve at 4-5 and take the match. Enjoyable match look forward to a rematch "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentDavid Ash bt Chris Hale (Sep 1) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Chris for a great game today. Your groundstrokes on both flanks were really effective in set 1 and I was happy to keep in with a shout of winning it as we went to a tie break that I was able to control and close the set out. It was a really warm sunny day and the exertions of the first set meant I was able to take advantage of the momentum gained by winning it so closely to do enough in the second as we both tired towards the end. Thanks for an enjoyable game Chris."  -- David

Group Summary:

Congrats to Ollie for making a splash on debut winning all 7 matches and opening up a comfortable 6 point lead over runner up Robert. Ollie didn't drop a set all round while Robert edged clear of Miguel and Michael with one extra win. There were a couple of withdrawals at the bottom of the table and a shoutout to Nye who worked hard to schedule 6 matches sadly without a win... hopefully better luck next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ollie Henery [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Robert Ogden [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Miguel Perlado 10.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Michael Hall [W3, L3] 7
  5. Zachery Evans 9.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nye Harries [L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. John Blackmore 8.2 [W1, L2] withdrawn 2
  8. Chris Atkins 8.2 [L3] withdrawn

Match Results:

Ollie Henery bt Michael Hall (Oct 17) 6-2, 6-4
Ollie Henery bt Nye Harries (Oct 17) 6-1, 6-0
Miguel Perlado bt Robert Ogden (Oct 17) 6-3, 6-2
Michael Hall bt Nye Harries (Oct 16) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Ollie Henery bt John Blackmore (Oct 11) Walkover
Reveal CommentJohn Blackmore bt Nye Harries (Sep 27) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game on a beautifully still autumnal evening. Nye raced into a 3-0 lead in the first set before I managed to find some rhythm and work my way back into the set. Second set was more straightforward but there were a couple of titanic deuce games on my serve that could have swung the set the other way. I managed to dig in on both and see the match out. Thanks for a good game Nye."  -- John
Ollie Henery bt Robert Ogden (Sep 23) 6-1, 6-0
Ollie Henery bt Miguel Perlado (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentMiguel Perlado bt Nye Harries (Sep 20) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • " "  -- Miguel
Zachery Evans bt Nye Harries (Sep 17) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Robert Ogden bt Chris Atkins (Sep 15) Walkover
Michael Hall bt Chris Atkins (Sep 15) Walkover
Michael Hall bt Miguel Perlado (Sep 15) Walkover
Ollie Henery bt Zachery Evans (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-1
Ollie Henery bt Chris Atkins (Sep 10) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentRobert Ogden bt Michael Hall (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Michael broke a string on the second point and played the rest of the match with his gf’s racket! Tough ask. Second set was very tight and could have easily gone to a third on another day "  -- Robert
Miguel Perlado bt John Blackmore (Sep 6) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentRobert Ogden bt Zachery Evans (Sep 3) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match in windy conditions - great comeback from 5-2 down by Zack to 5-5 and unlucky not to take it to to a 3rd set "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Ogden bt Nye Harries (Sep 1) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough and very even game in the bright sun! Nye played fantastic with a very consistent style, many very even games which could ultimately have gone either way. Thanks for the match Nye and look forward to playing you again "  -- Robert

Match of the Group:

Zachery Evans bt Michael Hall (Aug 31) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Group Summary:

Congrats to Sam for following up promotion from Group 5 by securing the Group 4 title this time round, notching up an impressive 5 wins along the way. He had to work hard for his wins against Nicky and Jamie across 3 sets, and he came from a set down to defeat runner up Bradford in a "very enjoyable game". Andy impressed in third place too with 4 wins but he was slower out of the starting blocks and hence missed out on midway bonus points.

Final Rankings:

  1. Sam Sheppard [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Bradford Clark [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andy Gapinski [W4, L1] 8
  4. Sebastien Wylie [W3] 6
  5. Stephen Paine [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jamie Gray 9.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Nicky Lee [W1, L1] 3
  8. Keir Robertson [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Pippa Brady 9.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Andy Gapinski bt Stephen Paine (Oct 11) 6-2, 7-5
Sebastien Wylie bt Bradford Clark (Oct 9) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentSebastien Wylie bt Andy Gapinski (Oct 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice to play against Andy and have a hit after. Score definitely not representative of the rallies that we were having, most games easily getting pushed to Deuce. Thanks very much Andy, good luck for your remaining matches."  -- Sebastien
Reveal CommentSam Sheppard bt Nicky Lee (Sep 27) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Nicky again, really tight match and some good rallies. Good luck with the rest of your games. "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentBradford Clark bt Stephen Paine (Sep 27) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, Stephen. Really difficult conditions (very windy + strong sun), particularly in first and third sets. Made for good match. Cheers!"  -- Bradford
Andy Gapinski bt Bradford Clark (Sep 25) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentSam Sheppard bt Jamie Gray (Sep 22) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic game, with long rallies and deuces. Always a marathon with Jamie. First 2 sets a very good standard and a good battle in the 3rd, thanks for the game. "  -- Sam
Andy Gapinski bt Keir Robertson (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSam Sheppard bt Bradford Clark (Sep 19) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game and a good standard in some windy and warm conditions, could of gone either way. Some good rallies in the 3rd set especially. Thank you for the game Bradford "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSebastien Wylie bt Jamie Gray (Sep 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game and nice to have a hit afterwards. Thanks very much, Jamie. "  -- Sebastien
Bradford Clark bt Keir Robertson (Sep 16) 6-4, 6-3
Andy Gapinski bt Jamie Gray (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentJamie Gray bt Stephen Paine (Sep 10) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Stephen and i played a very enjoyable match, our styles complementing each other with a good balance between attack and defences. The first set was over an hour with most games going to deuce. Stephen took a break lead before I fought back and managed to break at 5-4 up. Stephen rallied in the second set, his serve improving, closing out points quickly. The momentum shifted towards me, as I focused and made very few errors. Great match over 2 hours long!"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentSam Sheppard bt Keir Robertson (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match, with some good rallies and a good standard of play in humid and occasional win, good luck with the rest of your games. "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentNicky Lee bt Bradford Clark (Sep 6) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played indoors due to recent weather unpredictability. A tight first set with long rallies, I snatched a break at 2-2 and managed to wrap up the set from there. 2nd set the ball just kept clipping the lines for me, and all just ran my way. Brad is a very good player but just wasn’t his day. Look forward to playing him again "  -- Nicky
Bradford Clark bt Jamie Gray (Sep 3) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentStephen Paine bt Keir Robertson (Aug 31) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match and closely contested, with plenty of clean winners from both players which is always good to see. The second set was particularly close, neck and neck at 3-3 until I managed to pull away at the end. "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentSam Sheppard bt Stephen Paine (Aug 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very close first set, won by finest of margins. Some very good rallies, nice to play you Stephen and good luck with the rest of your games. "  -- Sam

Group Summary:

It was tight at the top of Group 5 with Steve D and Simon both notching up 16 points from 7 wins so it all came down to their head to head... which Steve D won on an indoor court to take the title on debut. Great to see so many matches played and bonus points earned across the group with lots of close and exciting scorelines, including when Steve H "just edged" the deciding match tiebreak against Jamie.

Final Rankings:

  1. Steve Devereux 10.2 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Simon Brown 9.2 [W7, L1] 16 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Steve Hudson [W4, L3] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jamie Malone 9.1 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Michael Menlove [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Joe Wood [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sarah Brain 9.1 [W2, L6] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Adrian Militaru [L7] 1
  9. Edward Faulkner [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSimon Brown bt Joe Wood (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always fun and competitive when Joe and I play. He has a strong repertoire of shots and is very solid at the net. Good to meet the supporters too! I am sure we will play again soon Joe. Thanks for a good match. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentJoe Wood bt Adrian Militaru (Oct 18) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match. We both held serve till Adi broke me at 5-4 but I pulled it back for the first set. Some big serves and lots of running around. Thanks for the game "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentSimon Brown bt Michael Menlove (Oct 18) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A combination of relentless consistency from Michael and a few long balls from me, sent Michael into a 6-2, 3-0 lead in what felt like about 20 minutes. Thankfully I won a few games and carried the momentum to take 6 games in a row to win the second set, before the fading light forced us to stop. It was more than a month later before we could play the final set. In the end I managed to edge it, but there were periods where we both had the upper hand. Thanks Michael."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon Brown bt Steve Hudson (Oct 17) 1-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A battle played over 2.5 hours with Steve today. He played me off the court in the first set, with a lot of strong hitting and deep balls. Conversely, many of mine were going long and it was over pretty quickly. The second set had more defensive play from both of us, and I needed to mix it up to stay in the match. In any case, Steve had 2 match points after I hit the ball with my frame and I thought it was all over. There was a 3rd match point before I finally managed to grab the set. In the final set I was more consistent with some deeper hits, along with some drop shots and the momentum from set 2 sent me into a 4-0 lead. Steve then came back to 4-3 & 0-30 on my serve. I managed to win the game and eventually the match. Great match Steve!"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon Brown bt Edward Faulkner (Oct 15) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "First time meeting Edward and we had a really enjoyable match today. It was a battle between my slice game and his more aggressive play. In the first set I had a little more consistency to take it, but Edward was in control during large parts of the second set and hit some fantastic winners that left me watching in admiration. At 5-3 down I thought it was going to a third set, but I managed to hang on and get over the line. Great fun Edward and good to meet you! "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSteve Hudson bt Jamie Malone (Oct 14) 6-1, 3-6, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasant afternoon for tennis at Canford, bright but also blustery. Jamie took a while to get his range and I was able to take advantage with some defensive tennis. In the second he broke me straight away and was playing some lovely drop shots which caught me on my heels. There were a few really good rallies in this set too. In the end we played a tie break for the third set which I just edged. Good game"  -- Steve
Jamie Malone bt Adrian Militaru (Oct 13) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentMichael Menlove bt Adrian Militaru (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match played in dry and occasionally sunny conditions, Adi plays aggressive tennis and played some excellent drop shots, forehands and powerful serves. In the end my consistency helped me come through in two."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentSarah Brain bt Edward Faulkner (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with some long rallies and deuces. Ed was great at hitting winners down the line, especially on the serve return. In the end it probably came down to me hanging in on the longer rallies! "  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentSarah Brain bt Adrian Militaru (Oct 7) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match that seemed to swing one way and then the other a lot! After the first set Adi's offensive play really started to pay off, winning him the second set. He was also in the lead in the third set, so I had to try and change my game and become more offensive too. Thankfully it paid off. Thanks for a great match Adi and I'm glad we just about managed to finish before the rain started."  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentSteve Devereux bt Joe Wood (Oct 4) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A game of serves with most points being won or lost on the quality of them and the returns rather than long rallies. Some great long rallies towards the end though. Joe has a good serve and approaches the net well. My 1st serve was going in well which helped me a lot. "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentSteve Hudson bt Adrian Militaru (Oct 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Just managed to squeeze the match in between rain and loss of light. Was an interesting game, both of us hitting some nice serves, and some not so nice ones! I broke Adi early in the first set which helped me get out of reach quick. Second set was different, Adi hit some lovely dropshots and attempted winners which were not far off, but I think my consistency just paid off in the end at the right time in the set after it got to 3-3. Overall an enjoyable game with a couple of nice net to net rallies and good lobs made for nice variety in the games."  -- Steve
Reveal CommentSteve Devereux bt Jamie Malone (Oct 1) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Jamie has an awesome forehand and hit lots of forehand winners and drop shot winners throughout, plus had a strong serve. It was very much Jamie's attack versus my defence. The first set we traded games up until 3-3 then after winning a long deuce i went on to win 6-3. The next set was a lot closer than 6-0 with lots of deuces but more unforced errors on Jamie's side. Great match!"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentMichael Menlove bt Sarah Brain (Sep 27) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match played over three sets and nearly three hours. Sarah is a great competitor and chases down everything, there were some phenomenally long rallies. I think playing a match yesterday evening took its toll on Sarah in the third and I was able to take advantage of this. Thanks for the match Sarah and hope to play again soon. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentSteve Hudson bt Sarah Brain (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice afternoon of tennis at combe Dingle, bright but quite a strong wind which took some getting used to. Some really good games with long rallies. Early in both sets my serve was under pressure with long duece games which I just about managed to hold on which gave me instead of Sarah the momentum. Sarah played some lovely shots which on another day would've been winners down the line but I was able to just get my racquet and return them. Without the wind I think some of the groundstrokes Sarah hit would've been in instead of just out and had me in trouble. Good game, look forward to the next one."  -- Steve

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJoe Wood bt Sarah Brain (Sep 21) 7-5, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Marathon of a match! The first 2 sets lasted well over 2 hours with long rallies and deuce games. Tight in the first and I just squeeked it. Sarah went 5-1 up in the second before i got it back to a tie break. Sarah had quite a few set points throughout and we couldn't believe it lasted so long. Ultimately her consistency and pretty amazing defensive work won it in the tie break. We were both so knackered for the final set the rallies got shorter and my serve probably won it for me. I really enjoyed it but I can't walk today. "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentSteve Devereux bt Michael Menlove (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Michael has a really consistent serve and some really good drop / mid court shots that moved me around a lot. Lots of long rallies and deuces so closer than the score suggests. "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentSteve Devereux bt Sarah Brain (Sep 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Sarah hit really well with wicked top spin and some great backhands. There were some really good tactical rallies and she served very well. In the end a day with not many unforced errors on my part was the difference in otherwise even rallies. "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentSteve Devereux bt Adrian Militaru (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A windy day at Canford Park and the games were closer than the score suggested. Adi was with a great opponent with a nice backhand slice! "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentSimon Brown bt Sarah Brain (Sep 15) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First time that Sarah and I have played, and it was a great match with many long rallies. Sarah raced into a 3-1 lead with some strong and consistent play. I eventually came back and won the set after a battle. I then used that momentum to go into a 4-1 lead in the 2nd set, before Sarah came back at me this time. It was a beautiful evening, but one where the intense humidity took its toll on us by the end. Great fun Sarah - thank you! "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentMichael Menlove bt Steve Hudson (Sep 13) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Played on a hot sunny Sunday morning with lots of long tough rallies, Steve had the momentum going into the 3rd and looked like he would win. There were a few courtside distractions which I think had more of an impact on Steve's game than mine and I managed to get back into after losing 8 straight games."  -- Michael
Jamie Malone bt Sarah Brain (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentSimon Brown bt Adrian Militaru (Sep 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun playing Adrian again this evening. We both mixed it up with a variety of shots and Adrian put me under pressure with his net play. At a set and 3-0 up I had found my rhythm with some consistency in my lob and drop shots. Adrian then stepped it up a gear and audaciously used those same tactics against me - with great precision! Talk about tasting my own medicine 😁 In the end I managed to get over the line. Really enjoyable match Adrian. I look forward to the next one! "  -- Simon
Jamie Malone bt Michael Menlove (Sep 6) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentSteve Hudson bt Joe Wood (Sep 3) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Trying conditions in the first set with the rain but this did clear up for the second. Nice long rallies with a few long duece games I think I just edged it as the breaks game mid sets at just the right time (from my point of view). Look forward to a game in the dry next time."  -- Steve
Reveal CommentSteve Devereux bt Simon Brown (Sep 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another match much closer than the scores suggested with some great, long rallies and some strong winners. Simon was great to play with/against and a good sport also. Nice to try out an indoor match for the first time (for me). "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentJoe Wood bt Edward Faulkner (Sep 2) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Both sets went the same way, with Ed going ahead at the start and me clawing it back."  -- Joe
Reveal CommentSimon Brown bt Jamie Malone (Aug 29) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Jamie didn’t participate in the last round and so hasn’t played post-lockdown. That worked in my favour as I had more match play under my belt. A number of strong forehands weren’t missing by much and he had me running around lots. Thanks for the enjoyable match Jamie. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSteve Devereux bt Steve Hudson (Aug 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The game was much closer than the score shows with very long rallies and most games going to 40-30 / Deuce territory. "  -- Steve

Group Summary:

David L impressed on debut in Group 6, winning 5 matches to top the table 2 points clear of runner up Luke, although it was Luke who won their head to head by maintaining his consistency in the second set. David L and Philip played out a 3 set "match of attrition" and tactical ebbs and flows, while Jake came from a set down to win his first match against Alan.

Final Rankings:

  1. David Lane [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Luke Gibson 9.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Alan Newton [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Justin Lee 9.2 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Philip Davies 8.2 [W2, L3] 5
  6. Jake Roberts [W2, L1] 4
  7. David Wakeford [L4]
  8. David Thomas withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLuke Gibson bt Philip Davies (Oct 21) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for getting the game in Philip. Look forward to playing again in the future."  -- Luke
Reveal CommentPhilip Davies bt Alan Newton (Oct 18) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really close fought game. We actually played it over two days as I was horrendous late for the first meeting and we only got a bit over an hour. During that time Alan got into what i seem to remember was a 4-2 lead, which his big serve earning him some easy points. I managed to get a handle on his serve and with much scurrying around behind the baseline managed to get back into the set, and very exhaustedly took it 7-5. Luckily for me, time was against us, and Alan got into a 4-2 lead in the second set. When we reconvened on the second day Alan never got going in the first four games, and I took the set and the match 6-4. We then played two more friendly sets, which Alan won handsomely including a bagel. Good game Alan!"  -- Philip

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Lane bt Philip Davies (Oct 16) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Philip described this match as 'a dogfight' in the final set - after two hours of tennis, entering a third had us both slogging it out towards the end just to make it through! He's an unbelievable retriever of the ball, getting to everything, and the rallies were often long (as were the games, many going to deuce) as we tried to chip away at one another. I came back from 4-2 down to win the first set, but fell apart a bit in the 2nd and lost consistency. My net play was reduced as he found some amazing lobs, and I lost confidence with coming in. We were left to batter each other from the back of the court instead. Serves were pretty unreliable on both sides with multiple breaks. A match of attrition, played with humour - now exhausted! "  -- David
Reveal CommentJake Roberts bt Alan Newton (Oct 13) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game, great to meet Alan, top guy 👍"  -- Jake
Reveal CommentAlan Newton bt David Wakeford (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The game was largely decided on service. I was having a better day with my 1st serve and David's wasn't working all that well for him. Some good rallies though and several duece games that I edged. Thanks for the game!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentJake Roberts bt Justin Lee (Oct 9) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, thanks Justin "  -- Jake
Justin Lee bt Philip Davies (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentPhilip Davies bt David Wakeford (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very consistent ground strokes from Phil proved the differences - thanks for the game!"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Lane bt Jake Roberts (Sep 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Jake and I were pretty evenly matched and we both had good and less consistent phases of play. The sets were very close and there were really only a few points in it. I broke early in both, only both times for Jake to break back to 3-3 on serve: in the first I managed a second break and then to hold for 6-4, and in the second I had a very lucky net cord on a crucial point to get a double-break and close out the set. Jake played some beautiful lobs to challenge my net play, and used both a lovely slice backhand and drop shots to great effect. Both our first serves fired up in the second set and we had some long rallies. Game 3 of set 2 went to about 10 deuces and Jake held brilliantly. Drizzly, greasy conditions but a great match overall. "  -- David
Reveal CommentLuke Gibson bt David Lane (Sep 17) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "David started this game very well holding serve and pushing me on my service games, hitting some great winners and approach shots to set up points. At 4-3 I switched my play and started to find some joy although David had a few break points where I just managed to hang in there. The 2nd set started with David pushing me on my service game which, I was fortunate to hold. After a break in the 2nd game Davids consistency dropped off and I managed to maintain mine which was the difference. David was happy to avoid the bagel after breaking me in the 6th :-) very enjoyable game, welcome back to the tennis courts David, look forward to our next encounter. Good luck!" -- Luke
Reveal CommentDavid Lane bt David Wakeford (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "David and I felt we'd met each other on our weakest and strongest days respectively, leading to a scoreline which didn't quite reflect the match play. David played some good shots, and we were both playing at a better level through the second set which was more even than the scoreline suggests. Brilliant to catch the amazing weather tonight and we enjoyed a warm-down set together too. Good luck with your other games David! "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Lane bt Justin Lee (Sep 11) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Justin played some beautiful groundstrokes today and has a lovely fluid playing style. I managed to get an early break in the first set but we exchanged breaks for the first 3 or 4 games anyway, both a little nervous on our serves I think. He was still in touch at 3 - 5 in the first, but I managed to break again for the set. Strangely I think our margins of error were much smaller in the second set with some tight line calls and good shots only just scraping out - I had a little luck too, and suddenly found myself 5 - 0 up. Justin played some really good tennis and didn't deserve the bagel! Worth saying he was also a generous, good-spirited and friendly opponent, and I enjoyed our final warm-down set too. I'm sure we'll play again soon."  -- David
Reveal CommentLuke Gibson bt Alan Newton (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Both found it difficult to get our groundstrokes going with any consistency but there were still some good shots played. Alan was hitting some really good BH shots. Good serving from myself was probably the key factor today. Good luck Alan and hope we can arrange a game sometime soon."  -- Luke
Reveal CommentJustin Lee bt David Wakeford (Sep 5) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "David played some beautiful passing shots and had a fairly consistent serve. Consistency in groundstrokes made the difference in determining the winner. Thanks for the game, David."  -- Justin
Reveal CommentLuke Gibson bt Justin Lee (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The difference today was consistency. Thanks for the game Justin and good luck in the league."  -- Luke
Reveal CommentDavid Lane bt Alan Newton (Sep 4) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Alan and I felt we'd been fairly matched and both agreed we'd been a bit tight and nervy through the match, ending up playing our best tennis in a short warm-down set afterwards which he duly took 4 - 1! Muggy day made us both feel a little tired by the mid-point, and we were certainly making each other run. I took an early break to go 2-0 in the first set and then we swapped breaks a couple of times after that. It was quite close for a while before it broke out to 5-3. Alan then went up 2-0 in the second set and I thought I was on for a fightback! But he had a tricky time with unforced errors and it turned around after that. Enjoyable, match, felt good to get off the mark in my first league, and Alan was a very friendly opponent. "  -- David
Alan Newton bt Justin Lee (Aug 29) 6-4, 6-4

Group Summary:

Congrats to Tom for successfully defending his Group 7 crown with a run of 5 wins without defeat, topping a busy group where all but one player completed all their matches and earned midway bonus points. Joshua put up a great fight in his match against Tom, taking him to [10-8] in the opening set tiebreak and conceding just a single break in the second set... not bad considering Joshua "hadn't played a proper game in years"! Great effort all round.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tom Hartley [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Joshua Stewart [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andy Price 10.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Adam Richards 9.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jamal Abbasi [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Christopher Jury [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Eamonn Connaughton 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndy Price bt Christopher Jury (Oct 11) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with a lot of long games and breaks of serve, especially at the end of the first set and start of the second."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentJoshua Stewart bt Jamal Abbasi (Oct 11) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game played in the right spirit. Thanks Jamal and best of luck with the remainder of your games. "  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentTom Hartley bt Andy Price (Oct 6) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with Andy despite this being without doubt the coldest weather i've ever played tennis in :) First set was much closer than score suggests, with every game but 1 going to tie-break, i was able to scrape by in the crucial points to get the set won. Second set WAS as close as score suggests, with scoreline going back and forth, eventually culminating in a tie-break, which i was relieved to win after Andy came back from 6-2 down! Thanks Andy, all the best for your last game :)"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentAdam Richards bt Christopher Jury (Oct 1) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant game played in what could well be the last warm sunny afternoon of the year(if today's weather i anything to go by). Chris' serve has some viscous slice and coupled with a very consistent forehand paved the way for a tight and well contested mach. Thanks Man and happy to play again anytime :) "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentJoshua Stewart bt Adam Richards (Sep 30) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game of tennis, thanks Adam. "  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentTom Hartley bt Jamal Abbasi (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Jamal tonight, first set was a bit of rust from both of us, but once we got into a rhythm the quality improved and the second set was a lot closer than the score suggests, with most games going to deuce! Just managed to close the game out before the dark & drizzle set in! Cheers Jamal :)"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentAdam Richards bt Jamal Abbasi (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game. Jamal hit some really clean crisp winners and has an awesome serve with three aces. He started to come back at me in the second set but pleased to say I held on. Happy to play again anytime :) "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentTom Hartley bt Christopher Jury (Sep 21) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with Chris on a lovely sunny evening! After a slightly slow start from us both, the quality soon increased and so many of the games went to deuce it was an incredibly long set for 6-2! Second set I managed to get an early break and thereafter the games went with serve as we both got into a really good rhythm! Thanks for the game Chris, great to meet you :)"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentJoshua Stewart bt Christopher Jury (Sep 13) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game, played in the right spirit and a close match up, going all the way to a 3rd and deciding set. I think we were both feeling the heat towards the end! Thanks Chris and was great to meet you and I hope we can play again sometime. (Opponents beware his ridiculously swervy-spinning and consistent serve!) "  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentJoshua Stewart bt Andy Price (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fair bit of luck was on my side to begin with as I raced into a 5-0 lead. I think there were at least 3-4 balls that dribbled off the top of the net in my favour during this period. Thereafter it was a really close and hard fought match with the remaining 13 games split 7/6 between us. Andy was the more aggressive player, regularly attacking at the net and playing more winners, but naturally making more unforced errors in doing so. I clung on the best I could, playing defensive and looking to play the baselines where possible. Two very different styles. An enjoyable game and Andy was a top guy to play with, very welcoming indeed. Best of luck for the rest of the tournament! "  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentTom Hartley bt Adam Richards (Sep 6) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really close competitive game, which swung both ways numerous times, second set followed serve until i got the final break to win the match - just glad it didn't go to a third set or i think i'd have been struggling! Thanks for the game Adam & nice to meet you :)"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentAndy Price bt Adam Richards (Sep 4) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Adam again, who is always a friendly and respectful competitor. After our match in the previous round I was prepared for this to be a tough match and it certainly was. I managed to play well enough to get a couple of breaks in the first set but Adam punished me for a slow start to the second set going a double break up. I eventually managed to pull the lead back to a tie break after several long games, including one with what felt like 20+ deuces."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentJamal Abbasi bt Christopher Jury (Sep 3) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable, friendly and evenly matched game of tennis. The score could have gone either way. When you play Chris, don’t forget to ask him how the beer “Jude” got its name! "  -- Jamal
Reveal CommentAndy Price bt Jamal Abbasi (Sep 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match to start this league off. Jamal was quite rusty after a long time away from the game but still produced some great tennis."  -- Andy
  • "Good first match, after a very long break from tennis. Thanks Andy!" -- Jamal

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTom Hartley bt Joshua Stewart (Aug 31) 7-6 (10-8), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with Josh, considering he hadn’t played a proper game in years he was extremely consistent! As close as the score suggests! Cheers :) "  -- Tom
  • "The nicest guy you could wish to meet on a tennis court. There were some epic points and it was a well deserved victory in the end. Good luck for the remaining games, you'll take some stopping!" -- Joshua

Group Summary:

A well contested group with the title going to Ed with a commanding 6 wins and 2 point buffer over runner up Helen. Things got tricky for Ed in the second set against Michael as he "slipped into a fine rhythm with his slice" and had Ed "scrambling for balls" although Ed closed out the match on his 5th match point in the deciding set. Michael's hard work paid off in an equally hard fought 3 set win against Anni coming from a set and 1-5 down to win in 3... well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ed Wren [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Helen Siwek 10.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Michael Kennedy 10.2 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Anni Sutt [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mark Mikkelson [W3, L1] 6
  6. Simon Van Der Linde [W1, L4] 3
  7. Luke Tan [L5]
  8. Robin Williams 9.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSimon Van Der Linde bt Luke Tan (Oct 19) 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great little match with some testing rallies. Luke's first serves were a handful, as were his baseline drives, but I somehow survived. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentMichael Kennedy bt Luke Tan (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Luke and play a really enjoyable match. Luke really found his rhythm in the second set and pushed me hard. After a lot of running, I managed to close out for the win. Thanks Luke"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentAnni Sutt bt Simon Van Der Linde (Oct 15) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Simon for a good game. It was very even as the score reflects. "  -- Anni
Reveal CommentEd Wren bt Helen Siwek (Oct 11) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to play Helen. There were long and testing rallies in both sets, which made for an enjoyable match. Looking forward to playing again soon! "  -- Ed
Reveal CommentAnni Sutt bt Luke Tan (Oct 11) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a great game, some very good volleys and rallies :) "  -- Anni
Reveal CommentMark Mikkelson bt Anni Sutt (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "great game lots of great rallies."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Mikkelson bt Ed Wren (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the good game Ed, good fun and good luck with your remaining game(s)."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentEd Wren bt Simon Van Der Linde (Sep 25) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was lovely to meet Simon, and we had an interesting match. His deft use of slices and lobs and variety on the serve meant that I never really settled into much of a rhythm, and the wind made things yet more unpredictable. There were several momentum shifts in both sets. It was hard work, but I managed to stay patient with my shots and eventually saw out the match (after countless deuces in the last game)… thanks again, Simon!"  -- Ed
Mark Mikkelson bt Robin Williams (Sep 24) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentHelen Siwek bt Mark Mikkelson (Sep 23) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Mark for the first time. He has all the shots with both power and technique. I was lucky to catch him a little rusty and managed to get a few more serves in on the day. Look forward to a rematch some time and hope you enjoy the remainder of your matches."  -- Helen
Reveal CommentHelen Siwek bt Simon Van Der Linde (Sep 21) 7-5, 5-7, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Simon for the first time. On a sunny afternoon, the match was quite a physical battle as we both tested each other's games and hamstrings fully! Many thanks and hope to play again soon."  -- Helen
Reveal CommentEd Wren bt Michael Kennedy (Sep 17) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I had a relatively comfortable first set before Michael slipped into a fine rhythm with his slice almost immediately in the second. He had me scrambling for balls, and very soon I fell behind in the score. The match went to an eventful decider -- I won several close points on net cords; Michael saved 4 match points (with some great shot-making). Fortunately for me I was able to cling on for long enough to see out the final set. Thanks for an excellent match, Michael! "  -- Ed
Reveal CommentHelen Siwek bt Luke Tan (Sep 16) 7-6 (7-1), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I little blustery at first but a really enjoyable match with Luke who is rapid about the court and really tested my accuracy and nerve as it was pretty hard at times to stretch him. Best of luck Luke for your remaining matches and hope to play again soon. "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentHelen Siwek bt Anni Sutt (Sep 14) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable and lengthy match on a balmy afternoon/early evening. Many thanks Anni and best of luck for your remaining matches."  -- Helen
Reveal CommentMichael Kennedy bt Simon Van Der Linde (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very good match played with the sun beating down on us. Some great rallies with lots of backhand slice from both of us which made for a very interesting match. Simon had played a football match earlier in the day, so I think I had a slight advantage in what was a very athletic match. Great to meet you Simon and best of luck in the rest of the league!"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentEd Wren bt Robin Williams (Sep 10) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match played in the warm afternoon sun -- thanks for the game, Robin!"  -- Ed
Reveal CommentMichael Kennedy bt Robin Williams (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match that was closer than the score line suggests. Plenty of rallies and an enjoyable match to play"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentEd Wren bt Anni Sutt (Sep 8) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet you, Anni. The match today was energetic and fast-paced with some super baseline exchanges. I hope to play with you again soon. "  -- Ed
Reveal CommentHelen Siwek bt Michael Kennedy (Sep 5) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "So good to play Michael again and have a little catch up too. A little blustery for the first set but a warm and sunny afternoon of very enjoyable tennis nonetheless. The scoreline does little justice to Michael's energetic and superbly tenacious play with several games going to deuce. Hope to play again soon!"  -- Helen
Reveal CommentEd Wren bt Luke Tan (Sep 3) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you, Luke. Thanks for the game and good luck with the rest of your league matches."  -- Ed

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMichael Kennedy bt Anni Sutt (Aug 31) 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "What a brilliant match. I thought I was dead and buried at 1-5 down in the second set having lost the first. The third set was long rally after long rally and a real fight to the end. Great to meet Anni and thanks for such a great match!"  -- Michael

Group Summary:

Simon's League campaign got off to a bright start as he won the Group 9 crown on debut, winning 4 matches to finish 2 points clear of Aroon and Rob. Simon's wins were all straight sets although there were "a lot of long rallies" against runner up Aroon. Meanwhile credit to Nayim for winning an entertaining match that "had it all" against Rob including Rob's "Federer-esque" single handed backhand... definitely a thing of beauty!

Final Rankings:

  1. Simon Finlay [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Aroon Devnani [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Rob Campbell [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Freddie Burns 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Henry Richardson 10.1 [W1, L3, UF1] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nayim Sammout [W1, L1] 2
  7. Barbara Wilson [W1, L2] 2
  8. Will Campbell-Clause [UF1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRob Campbell bt Freddie Burns (Oct 10) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very enjoyable close match. I'm sure I benefited from it being Freddie's first match since a foot injury! Lots of long exciting points. Look forward to playing Freddie again. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentBarbara Wilson bt Aroon Devnani (Oct 10) 5-7, 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match played indoors over two hours. Lots of good rallies and plenty of deuces. Aroon is quick on his feet and managed to return the ball and force errors on my part in set 1 . I had to dig deep in the following sets to move Aroon from side to side and make sure I kept my shots in! Thanks for the game Aroon and maybe we will have a re-match in the next round. "  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentSimon Finlay bt Barbara Wilson (Sep 26) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to play Barbara and my first experience of an Indoor court. There was some very close games and dealing with Barbara's low slice shots was particularly tricky at times. Some shots were wide and very low which I couldn't even get to. Luckily I was having a good day with my serving which pulled me over the line in. Thanks again for the game and our paths may cross again sometime as we also found out we play in the same mixed doubles league. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentAroon Devnani bt Rob Campbell (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely start to a Saturday morning in beautiful sunshine. Some great rallies and an impressive first serve from Rob. Some of the games ended up being quite close and we even managed to squeeze in a third set! Looking forward to playing again."  -- Aroon
Reveal CommentSimon Finlay bt Rob Campbell (Sep 23) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fairly damp afternoon's tennis. It was a pleasure playing Rob the games were a lot closer than the result showed. There was plenty of close games with very lengthy rallies back and forth. Some superb hard serving from Rob which I needed to get to grips with. Every game was a battle, thanks for the match it was enjoyable. Hope to play again sometime. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon Finlay bt Aroon Devnani (Sep 18) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice and Early start in lovely conditions. Aroon manages to get most shots back over the net which led to a lot of long rallies. The second set was a lot closer with quite a few deuce matches. Thanks for the match I'll look forward to playing again sometime. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentRob Campbell bt Barbara Wilson (Sep 13) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a super hot September day and very bright low sun on one side of the court. My second time playing Barbara and a very enjoyable game. The score makes it look less close that it was. She hit some very deadly side spin shots. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentWill Campbell-Clause v Henry Richardson (Sep 12) 6-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "We had a good game but not enough time to get any further than the one set completed."  -- Will
Reveal CommentAroon Devnani bt Nayim Sammout (Sep 9) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nayim is a gent a thoroughly enjoyable opponent to play. He has a strong first serve and gave me some very some helpful pointers how to improve my own. We had some close rallies and the scoreline possibly flatters me as the game was a lot closer than the scores suggest. Thank you for a great game and looking forward to a rematch."  -- Aroon
Reveal CommentHenry Richardson bt Aroon Devnani (Sep 4) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Federer vs Nadal 2008 Wimbledon Final springs to mind for this almost 2 1/2 hours rally fest ! ( just with a lot more pushing). Not much gets past the Doctor, Aroon returns everything you get over the net! Very close match with a great guy and great competitor I was lucky to come out with the win. Thanks again Aroon looking forward to the rematch !"  -- Henry
Reveal CommentRob Campbell bt Henry Richardson (Sep 3) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Henry again since the last round. This time I was luckily playing quite well and had the upper hand, but it was a tight game again and could have gone either way on another day."  -- Rob

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNayim Sammout bt Rob Campbell (Aug 31) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A brilliant match with some great rallies. Robs one handed backhand is a thing of beauty, Federer-esque. Some good serving, lobs, drop shots, cross court rallies, plenty of winners (and some unforced errors) this match had it all. Hopefully we can play again soon Rob."  -- Nayim
Reveal CommentSimon Finlay bt Henry Richardson (Aug 30) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely sunny day for my first ever match on local tennis leagues. It was nice to meet Henry and we both were of a similar standard. Lots of very close games and good serving on both sides. To be honest it could of gone anyway. Thanks for the game. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentFreddie Burns bt Henry Richardson (Aug 29) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Henry's first serves and strong forehand kept me feeling on the back foot throughout the whole game. I was able to push back most of his shots apart from some great winners. I was greatly outmatched for power but had a little more consistency on the day that helped me win the match."  -- Freddie
Reveal CommentFreddie Burns bt Aroon Devnani (Aug 27) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Aroon gave me a very friendly welcome to the league. The match was marred a little by some wet weather towards the end but we kept in good spirits. We had some very enjoyable long baseline rallies and many exciting dashes to the net. Aroon made sure to keep me running back and forth the length of the court the whole game too; maybe as a doctor he was ensuring I got my exercise for the day :P"  -- Freddie

Group Summary:

There was a clear winner at the top of Group 10 with Magdalena combining 5 match wins and midway bonus points to open up a 3 point lead over runner up Jo. Jo's consistency at returning balls helped her to the opening set against Magdalena before she turned the tables, while Alex made the most of "probably the best weather we're going to have for the rest of the year" with a close 2 set win over Phil.

Final Rankings:

  1. Magdalena Rucka [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jo Vale [W4, L1] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. Dominique Preston [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Phil Thomas [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alex Sexton [W1, L2] 3
  6. Chris Heigham [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Rachel Smith

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJo Vale bt Chris Heigham (Oct 18) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with some fantastic rallies. Will played Chris, looking forward to next time"  -- Jo
Reveal CommentJo Vale bt Phil Thomas (Sep 30) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Phil, great game! Some fantastic rallies including the longest one ever at the end of the first set! Well played, looking forward to next time! "  -- Jo

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJo Vale bt Alex Sexton (Sep 24) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice to meet Alex just after the rain and fit in a great game. A really close fought battle with some great rallies and a lot of lobs, sorry Alex! Hope to play you again soon! "  -- Jo
Reveal CommentMagdalena Rucka bt Alex Sexton (Sep 23) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed our game. Alex has nice serves and some classy over-the-net forehands. I hope we will play again, good luck with the rest of your games!"  -- Magdalena
Reveal CommentAlex Sexton bt Phil Thomas (Sep 21) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with probably the best weather we're going to have for the rest of the year. No wind or clouds in sight! The game was even closer than the scores show with around 5 duces in total with me winning 4 of them. I think I managed to beat Phil because I ran after a couple more points and was a tad more consistent with the corner shots when it counted. Phil and I also got a good few first serves in so it was overall a brilliant game!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentMagdalena Rucka bt Phil Thomas (Sep 18) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed this game with Phil, we had some long rallies and nice chat. It was a bit windy so it involved a lot of guess work as to where the ball would go. Hope to play again at some point! "  -- Magdalena
Reveal CommentPhil Thomas bt Chris Heigham (Sep 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very hot day for tennis! Despite that we had fun and got some great rallies going."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentMagdalena Rucka bt Dominique Preston (Sep 16) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed the game with Dominique even though it was a bit of a struggle to quickly move around the court as it was really hot. We had some nice rallies and I would be happy to play again, thanks."  -- Magdalena
Reveal CommentMagdalena Rucka bt Jo Vale (Sep 8) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a great but long game against Jo. We had a lot of long rallies as Jo is very consistent at returning balls. I really enjoyed it and hope we will have a chance to play again."  -- Magdalena
Reveal CommentMagdalena Rucka bt Chris Heigham (Sep 6) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed this game against Chris. Chris had some nice shots and was very consistent with his serves. Thanks for the game!"  -- Magdalena
Reveal CommentDominique Preston bt Chris Heigham (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game with Chris this evening, some lovely long rallies!... look forward to playing again soon. "  -- Dominique
Reveal CommentJo Vale bt Dominique Preston (Sep 1) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match that was loads of fun with some smashing rallies and some very tough deuce games! Including possibly the longest deuce game ever, we both lost count!! Thanks so much Dominique, great to see you again! Looking forward to next time x"  -- Jo

Results

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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 (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

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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