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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
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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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  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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Collapse AllBristol Singles - Round 43 | Thursday 9 January 2020 to Wednesday 4 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 February 2020)

A commendable winter round with plenty of excellent tennis played. Thanks so much for battling the elements to keep the spirit of friendly, competitve tennis in such rude health. Here's to the better weather of the spring and the next round! Hope you can play...

Group Summary:

A fascinating and highly competitive top group which all came down to a few points here and there. At the heart of it was the battle between newcomer Annabel and David, returning to the league after a break. The matched each other in terms of points total, and were evenly matched on court, so in the end the group was decided by their terrific head-to-head. To David the group spoils! Well dome to him, to Annabel and to the chasing pack, all of whom won at least one match.

Final Rankings:

  1. David Ash [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Annabel Westermann [W3, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Clint Webber 9.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Patrick Fallon 8.2 [W3, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. John Blackmore 8.2 [W2, L2] 5
  6. Jules Evans [W1, L2] 3
  7. Martin Nicholls 9.2 [W1, L3] 3
  8. Max Hubbard 7.2 [W1] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentClint Webber bt Annabel Westermann (Feb 29) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fair weather players we are not... Annabel and I played in a proper storm on Friday afternoon! It was a good match considering the conditions and I was lucky with the result as it does not show how close it really was. Thank you Annabel for braving the conditions. "  -- Clint
Jules Evans bt Patrick Fallon (Feb 26) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentAnnabel Westermann bt John Blackmore (Feb 26) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against John, playing on different courts and in different conditions throughout (just to add some more variety!) In the first set I was blown away by John's big serve-and-volley game, and only later on finally started being able to return it. We had lots of tight and exciting points at the net and it was a really enjoyable game overall - thanks! "  -- Annabel
Reveal CommentPatrick Fallon bt John Blackmore (Feb 24) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game John. My serve was consistent which helped in both sets. I thought you had the second set but managed to hold on. I think it would have been a completely different if you had got that one. Some excellent net play, I found it difficult to deal with. I look forward to the next game - lets play again at the bubble again soon. "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentMartin Nicholls bt Patrick Fallon (Feb 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another really close match with Patrick I was just a little more focused tonight and able to keep Patrick pinned back to the baseline. A much needed win ! Play against soon buddy "  -- Martin
Max Hubbard bt Patrick Fallon (Feb 17) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentJohn Blackmore bt David Ash (Feb 15) 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Definitely a game of two halves! At 3-6 0-4 down it felt like game over before I managed to break David for the first time and the game totally changed, with me pulling back to 4-4 before taking the set on a tie-break. I managed to be more consistent on David's second serve and, with improved volleying, saw the game out. A great game with both of us totally committed and focused throughout. Cheers David and hopefully play again."  -- John
Reveal CommentAnnabel Westermann bt Martin Nicholls (Feb 14) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Martin on the carpet! He had some great out wide serves, slices and drop shots. It was really close, with endless deuces! A really fun and enjoyable game, thanks "  -- Annabel
Reveal CommentDavid Ash bt Martin Nicholls (Feb 5) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I was able to play a solid match tonight and it wasn't Martin's night, so able and happy to get the result. "  -- David
Reveal CommentAnnabel Westermann bt Jules Evans (Feb 5) 6-3, 6-7 (1-7) Jules Evans Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Jules, but unfortunately he was feeling too ill to play the third. Really good player with some unbeatable forehands! "  -- Annabel
Reveal CommentClint Webber bt Martin Nicholls (Feb 2) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match for us both, I was fortunate enough to edge the last set. Thank you Martin"  -- Clint
Reveal CommentPatrick Fallon bt Annabel Westermann (Feb 1) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A great game. In the rain and the wind we battled for two and half hours. There were many winners, aces and great net plays. I was was even aced on a second serve! It was so close, i thought I’d lost when Annabel was serving for the match. We had to change court as we had over ran, which had an impact on the very tight final match deciding tiebreak. Thanks for the great game Annabel. "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPatrick Fallon bt David Ash (Jan 30) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight first set, thanks for the game David. We were rained off at canford on Sunday so played indoors tonight. Both holding serve well in the first set. I managed to hold on a few set points which changed the momentum of the game. Some excellent passages of play, I look forward to the rematch. "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentJohn Blackmore bt Clint Webber (Jan 29) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A scrappy but enjoyable game played in a difficult wind. Thanks Clint and hopefully play again some time."  -- John
Reveal CommentDavid Ash bt Clint Webber (Jan 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Clint for a good game today. So many deuce games that could have gone either way so happy to get the victory against a very good opponent. Good luck in your remaining matches. "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Ash bt Jules Evans (Jan 21) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Top match today on a gloriously sunny day. Some long attritional rallies in a tightly fought first set that I just edged. Stayed solid in the second, winning some key points in another really enjoyable set of tennis. Thanks Jules, good match! "  -- David

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Ash bt Annabel Westermann (Jan 18) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable, competitive match today. Nip and tuck first set but the tie-break went Annabel's way very easily. Managed to recover from 2-0 down in the second to take another closely fought set. As it was the first time back on court for a while for Annabel I was able to take advantage of her physical level dropping a little through the third to take the match. Great game."  -- David
Reveal CommentClint Webber bt Patrick Fallon (Jan 16) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for another good game Patrick. Look forward to next time. "  -- Clint

Group Summary:

Olly kept his nose in front, despite a determined effort from runner-up Chris, by virtue of some excellent tennis and five strong wins. Well done to him, who earns promotion next time, and to our silver medalist for pushing him so hard (he matches the champ for points won!). Guy, with three good wins of his own, takes the bronze.

Final Rankings:

  1. Olly Olasimbo 10.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Chris Hale [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Guy Arthur 9.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jamie Malone 9.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jacob Hirsch-Holland [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alexis Macron 8.2 [W1, L3] 2
  7. Rob Campbell [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Charlie Cole 8.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOlly Olasimbo bt Alexis Macron (Mar 4) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really really tough game with Alexis. Score definitely does not reflect the match, considering we played for 90 minutes. Almost every game went to numerous deuces and I think I was just able to hit more winners which usually won me the games in the end. Hope to play again soon!"  -- Olly
Reveal CommentAlexis Macron bt Rob Campbell (Feb 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We managed to play this match during a sunny day and the conditions were good, just a bit chilly as I found it hard to warm up. I probably had more experience with the league than Robert and playing more matches tends to make a difference. We both made errors but I decided to play a less risky tennis to secure 2 much needed points. Thanks Robert for organising everything, I am sure that we will meet again."  -- Alexis

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChris Hale bt Jamie Malone (Feb 21) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "In amongst Storms Ciara and Dennis we managed to find a clear if windy afternoon at St George's Park and had a really good rain-free match. Jamie went up early in the first set and was hitting great serves, top-spin forehands and sliced drop shots, and I struggled to keep up, but slowly things started to work for me and I won the first set 6-3. The second set started with Jamie up again early on but I managed to stay in it, and it turned into a battle of wills, with each of us winning our service games right up until the eventual tie break. The tie break was nip and tuck and everything came down to a few key points. Thanks Jamie for a good match played in great spirits. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentOlly Olasimbo bt Chris Hale (Feb 8) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Chris. It was nice to play on a warmish sunny afternoon for once. The match started off very even but I was able to pull away by being more aggressive and going for my shots. Shame you weren't at 100% though, those blisters looked painful. Hope to play again soon! "  -- Olly
Reveal CommentJacob Hirsch-Holland bt Alexis Macron (Feb 7) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really interesting game. Generally slow-paced and thoughtful. Definitely a head game. Thanks Alexis."  -- Jacob
Reveal CommentChris Hale bt Alexis Macron (Feb 6) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great, close game that turned on a few key points. One end of the court was very icy and slippery and one end was dry and stable, so it became a bit of a shootout whether anyone could hold their serve on the icy end. Despite the extreme conditions some good shots were played and Alexis was unlucky to be on the losing side. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Hale bt Rob Campbell (Feb 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really good match with some excellent rallies with one end doused in challenging blinding sunlight. Rob hit really well to the back of the court and all of the games were really close and played in a positive and fun spirit. Thanks for the game Rob. Cheers. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentOlly Olasimbo bt Jamie Malone (Feb 2) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game with Jamie. I started faster than Jamie and built up a strong lead in the 1st set to go 5-1 up. However, Jamie fought back to 5-3 and nearly broke me but I managed to serve it out. The second set went pretty much the same way as the 1st but I think the difference was that I was able to hit more winners in the end, which gave me the match. Thanks Jamie and hope to play again soon."  -- Olly
Reveal CommentOlly Olasimbo bt Rob Campbell (Feb 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Rob! Keep playing and the consistency will come back I'm sure."  -- Olly
Reveal CommentOlly Olasimbo bt Jacob Hirsch-Holland (Jan 25) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game with Jacob. He struggled in the first set due to a damaged racket, but we had some good rallies in the second set. Look forward to playing again soon!"  -- Olly
Jamie Malone bt Rob Campbell (Jan 23) 6-1, 6-1
Guy Arthur bt Rob Campbell (Jan 22) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentChris Hale bt Guy Arthur (Jan 22) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Misty, damp, atmospheric conditions, and increasingly wet balls meant for a surprisingly fun game with lots of good rallies played in great spirits. Guy got into the match more and more and played really well in the second set. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Hale bt Jacob Hirsch-Holland (Jan 21) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A match of two halves, where Jacob grew stronger and stronger. Some great topspin rallies and dinky slices in the second set and at 4-4 it could have gone either way. Really fun match played in great spirits under crystal clear blue skies. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentGuy Arthur bt Jacob Hirsch-Holland (Jan 17) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, super windy but had fun, and we both got progressively better! Thanks Jacob"  -- Guy
Reveal CommentGuy Arthur bt Jamie Malone (Jan 17) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close match as always, we ended up playing ok three different courts and through wind rain and hail, but still managed some fun tennis"  -- Guy
Reveal CommentJacob Hirsch-Holland bt Rob Campbell (Jan 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a nice time, Rob! Very nearly rained off but we saw it through."  -- Jacob
Reveal CommentJamie Malone bt Jacob Hirsch-Holland (Jan 11) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in high winds! "  -- Jamie

Group Summary:

Just a fantastic group - do read the commentaries is you haven't already. Just one match not played... something that may haunt Kit who otherwise had a near perfect round. As it was, though Kit matches Nye for total wins, and beat him in their head-to-head, Nye played the bonus point card and won the group. And all the time, Simon, who takes the bronze, was barking at the leaders' heals. Great tennis all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Nye Harries [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Kit Stokes [W6] 12 RUNNER UP
  3. Simon Brown 9.2 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joe Wood [W3, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jamie Gray 9.1 [W3, L4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Helen Siwek 10.1 [W2, L5] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Michael Menlove [W2, L5] 6
  8. Adam Richards 9.2 [L7] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichael Menlove bt Joe Wood (Mar 3) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was played on a very wet Sunday morning early on in the round, we had to call it off as the racquet became too wet to grip. Today we finally managed to finish the match in much nicer conditions. Joe played excellently in the second set to even things up. In the final set the momentum changed after Joe took a 2 game lead and I came back with six straight games. Great to have met you Joe and hope we play again soon. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentNye Harries bt Helen Siwek (Mar 2) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game under the floodlights on a dry evening (hurray!). Helen had some tricky forehands that stayed low and tested my game. For once my serve was consistent which helped. Have to say I liked the surface, nice & true. Thanks Helen for a good game. "  -- Nye

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMichael Menlove bt Adam Richards (Mar 2) 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "An epic match played over two and a half hours ended with a 3rd set tie break which could have easily gone either way. With 15 minutes left we had to move to a different court to make way for coaching and I think it distracted Adam probably more than me. It was very close, evenly matched, Adam played some superb lobs when I was at the net and his slices made it very difficult. Great to meet you today Adam and hope we play again soon."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentKit Stokes bt Simon Brown (Mar 2) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A match played indoors (first seT) and outdoors (second set) in driving wind and sun glare. The match was set up nicely indoors with Simon getting to grips with my serve finally but outdoors it was a bit of a lottery depending on which end you were playing. Great to play Simon, yet another enjoyable and competitive match. "  -- Kit
Reveal CommentNye Harries bt Simon Brown (Mar 1) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tough and enjoyable match on a blustery day. Simon is fast around the court, and deploys some tricky slices and top spin. The conditions didn’t help as shots floated out on the wind. The match see-sawed a bit, esp in the second set which went from 1-0 to 1-4, then 6-4. Thanks Simon & look I forward to a rematch. "  -- Nye
Reveal CommentJoe Wood bt Jamie Gray (Feb 26) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. I've played Jamie a few times now and it's always close. Lots of long baseline rallies and some boss winners from both of us. It was always going to come down to a tie break and I just got it in the end with the help of some big serves. "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentKit Stokes bt Michael Menlove (Feb 25) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played indoors and finished outdoors. Much closer than the score looks. I’ll "  -- Kit
Reveal CommentSimon Brown bt Michael Menlove (Feb 23) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The ferocious wind today made playing conditions particularly challenging. It made for an interesting and fun match though and there were increasingly longer rallies as the match progressed, with lots of low-lying slice shots, net play, lobs and passing shots on both sides. Great to meet Michael today and I look forward to playing again. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentJamie Gray bt Adam Richards (Feb 21) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Played the first set in stormy conditions. Adam took a good lead before I clawed a few games back. Adam then took the last two games. We decided to postpone as the rain got heavier. I made a quick start once we reconvened. The deciding set was very close. Going 4-4 I felt the advantage of serving first as I broke Adam when he needed to hold. Another 3 setter between us I'm sure there will be plenty more."  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentNye Harries bt Michael Menlove (Feb 21) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close match, as the score reflects, on a blustery day. The match see-sawed across both sets. Mike has an effective backhand slice which caused me a few problems, and we had a good tussle with his net volleys v. my passing shots. Thanks Mike, look forward to next time!"  -- Nye
Reveal CommentKit Stokes bt Jamie Gray (Feb 19) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies. Jamie chased every ball down and hit a lot of winners with his superior ground strokes. my serve probably was the difference between us."  -- Kit
Reveal CommentKit Stokes bt Adam Richards (Feb 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Wet and windy. Closer than the score looks."  -- Kit
Reveal CommentJoe Wood bt Helen Siwek (Feb 19) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The match had to be dragged out over a few weeks due to late starts and all the bad weather. It was a close one, some good long battles in the second set that seemed to go on forever and Helen eventually won. The third set was played in serious wind and wasn't our best tennis! Thanks for a good game"  -- Joe
Reveal CommentHelen Siwek bt Michael Menlove (Feb 12) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was great fun to play Mike for the second time in this league and like the last round it was a close one. He has a vicious slice and dishes up plenty cruel passing shots given the chance. I managed to find a little tactical clarity in the third set but even then Mike fought to the very last and saw off a few match points in the final game. Hope to play again soon! "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentNye Harries bt Jamie Gray (Feb 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match, with some long rallies and close games. Jamie had a strong backhand and made me work hard for many points. It was a cool wind free evening, ideal for a physical contest; fortunately (for me , anyway) only over 2 sets."  -- Nye
Reveal CommentSimon Brown bt Jamie Gray (Feb 3) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "EPIC and BRUTAL are two words I’d use to describe this 3-hour tussle with Jamie. We both started quickly out of the blocks and played some strong tennis. This consistent play continued throughout the match on both sides, in a match that had everything. There were a crazy number of deuces and even then the games kept swinging from one to another. I went into a 4-1 lead in the first set, only for Jamie to win 5 successive games and take the set with some fine play. I managed to save two match points in the 2nd set on Jamie’s serve before finally closing it out at 7-5. The 3rd set was no different and the rallies were long and energy sapping. This could so easily have gone Jamie’s way; a thoroughly enjoyable match which left us with 0 reserves"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentKit Stokes bt Helen Siwek (Feb 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very strong cross winds made serving tricky. Enjoyable match. I felt like Helen had worked me out by the second set so a lot closer than the score. "  -- Kit
Reveal CommentNye Harries bt Joe Wood (Feb 1) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good contest in the sun, rain & wind! A see-saw match reached 4-4 in the third set, and I managed to edge it. Some excellent rallies. Joe’s repertoire included a few ‘voodoo’ shots which I was certain were ending up in the net, only to sail comfortably over with me rooted to the spot.... Look forward to a rematch."  -- Nye
Reveal CommentHelen Siwek bt Adam Richards (Jan 29) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Adam has a fast serve and is rapid around the court getting so many extra balls back. Fortunately for me a couple more of our multiple deuce games went my way despite Adam's superb passing shots and service winners. Certainly a close match and looking forward to another in the near future. "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentSimon Brown bt Helen Siwek (Jan 28) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Helen and I have played a few times now and she has a strong game at the front and back of court. I had some luck today and gained the momentum. It was just one of those days for Helen where things weren’t going her way. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentJoe Wood bt Adam Richards (Jan 25) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. The first set was long, both holding serve until the end but only just - with lots of long duece battles. The second set swung both ways - 2 breaks to Adam, 3 to me, and some great rallies with us both running like mad to stay in it. Overall I'd say Adam deserved a set for sure"  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJamie Gray bt Helen Siwek (Jan 24) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was the third time myself and Helen had played and as before the match was very closely fought. Helen has a vicious left forehand so my backhand was well tested. The match was very up and down with each player hitting form or coming back to form. Look forward to the next match Helen. "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentNye Harries bt Adam Richards (Jan 24) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game, for me anyway; Adam not at his best but had me worried when he won games in set 2. Look forward to next time Adam. Thanks mate."  -- Nye
Reveal CommentJamie Gray bt Michael Menlove (Jan 19) 7-5, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really close match. First set could have gone either way. Mike steamed through the 2nd and I managed a late break after the 3rd set went 3-3. Would happily Nike again he is a tough opponent!"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentSimon Brown bt Adam Richards (Jan 19) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Adam and I have played a few times now, but not in conditions as cold and dark as this evening. Adam likes to play a hard and fast game and I think my style of play interrupts that a little. In any case, he had several game points in the first set and the score doesn’t accurately reflect the set. The second set was very tight and could’ve gone either way. The rallies were longer and the set had more drama. The floodlights even went out on Adam’s serve at 5-6, 0-15! In the end I managed to hang on for the win."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentKit Stokes bt Nye Harries (Jan 17) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close and evenly matched. Nye’s serve and return are every consistent so we had to rally for almost every point."  -- Kit
Reveal CommentSimon Brown bt Joe Wood (Jan 12) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Joe today. The blinding sun made for an interesting opening match to this round. In the first set I managed to gain the momentum as Joe settled into playing with his new racket, but he bossed the second set with some big serves. The third set had some great rallies and could’ve gone either way. Thanks Joe - enjoyed it. "  -- Simon

Group Summary:

Who would have though that the England v Ireland rugby match would have had such an influence on our leagues, but on such things Eamonn's tennis results depend (see his match with Michael)! If that's Eamonn's motivation what powered Justin to the top of the table? Probably just good tennis, and he needed that for his tussle with Eamonn! Great group win for Justin but well done too to Eamonn and the chasing pack.

Final Rankings:

  1. Justin Lee 9.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Eamonn Connaughton 10.1 [W2, L2] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Benjamin Brown [W2, L1] 4
  4. Michael Kennedy 10.2 [W1, L1] 3
  5. Gary Crawford [L3]
  6. Mike Cook [L2]
  7. Robin Williams 9.2

Match Results:

Justin Lee bt Benjamin Brown (Feb 23) 6-1, 6-4
Michael Kennedy bt Gary Crawford (Feb 22) Walkover
Reveal CommentBenjamin Brown bt Eamonn Connaughton (Feb 17) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, very closely matched. Could have gone either way. Lots of Duce points and some really nice rallies. A tough challenge but had a lot of fun. "  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentEamonn Connaughton bt Michael Kennedy (Feb 17) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "as usual despite the rain we had a great match When Michael told me he had tickets for the England Ireland game at the weekend and he was going I lost the next 9 games But then the thought hit me Ireland will win so I did the same"  -- Eamonn
Justin Lee bt Gary Crawford (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-1
Justin Lee bt Mike Cook (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-1
Benjamin Brown bt Mike Cook (Feb 6) 6-1, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Justin Lee bt Eamonn Connaughton (Jan 27) 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-0
Reveal CommentEamonn Connaughton bt Gary Crawford (Jan 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "very sunny morning and the rain stayed away . It was nice to meet a fellow Irish man . Because arrangements are made by text or email we are not aware of any details of the person you are going to meet . So it was lovely to meet Gary and this is what makes the local Tennis leagues so good The sun had a big effect on both of us and we had an enjoyable game Good luck with the rest of your games Gary"  -- Eamonn

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Bristol.

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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