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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
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Collapse AllBristol Singles - Round 45 | Thursday 27 August 2020 to Wednesday 21 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 23 September 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Vladimirs Musalimovs [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Imraan Hansrod 8.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Pete Strange [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Augustin Mihalache 8.2 [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Stuart Bannerman [W1] 2
  6. Richard Colman 7.2 [L1] 1
  7. Olly Kelley 8.2 [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

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
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 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 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

Current Rankings:

  1. Olly Olasimbo 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Ash [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Martin Nicholls 9.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Chris Hale [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. George Rodgers [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jon Gardner [L2]
  7. Oliver Davis [L1]
  8. Carlos Ledesma withdrawn

Match Results:

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
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

Current Rankings:

  1. Ollie Henery [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Robert Ogden [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Miguel Perlado 10.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Zachery Evans 9.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Michael Hall [W2, L2] 5
  6. Nye Harries [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Chris Atkins 8.2 [L3] withdrawn
  8. John Blackmore 8.2 [L1]

Match Results:

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
Michael Hall bt Chris Atkins (Sep 15) Walkover
Michael Hall bt Miguel Perlado (Sep 15) Walkover
Robert Ogden bt Chris Atkins (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
Zachery Evans bt Michael Hall (Aug 31) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Sam Sheppard [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Bradford Clark [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jamie Gray 9.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Stephen Paine [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andy Gapinski [W2] 4
  6. Sebastien Wylie [W1] 2
  7. Nicky Lee [W1] 2
  8. Keir Robertson [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Pippa Brady 9.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

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
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

Current Rankings:

  1. Steve Devereux 10.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Simon Brown 9.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jamie Malone 9.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joe Wood [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Steve Hudson [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Michael Menlove [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sarah Brain 9.1 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Adrian Militaru [L2]
  9. Edward Faulkner [L1]

Match Results:

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
Jamie Malone bt Sarah Brain (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-4
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
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 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
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

Current Rankings:

  1. David Lane [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Luke Gibson 9.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alan Newton [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Justin Lee 9.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. David Wakeford [L2]
  6. Jake Roberts [L1]
  7. David Thomas withdrawn
  8. Philip Davies 8.2

Match Results:

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

Current Rankings:

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

Match Results:

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
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

Current Rankings:

  1. Ed Wren [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Helen Siwek 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Michael Kennedy 10.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Anni Sutt [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mark Mikkelson [W1] 2
  6. Simon Van Der Linde [L2] 1
  7. Robin Williams 9.2 [L3]
  8. Luke Tan [L2]

Match Results:

Mark Mikkelson bt Robin Williams (Sep 24) 6-3, 6-1
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 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 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 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
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

Current Rankings:

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

Match Results:

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 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
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

Current Rankings:

  1. Magdalena Rucka [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jo Vale [W2, L1] 5
  3. Dominique Preston [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Phil Thomas [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alex Sexton [W1, L2] 3
  6. Chris Heigham [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Rachel Smith

Match Results:

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 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 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 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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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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