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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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Collapse AllBromley Tennis For Free Singles - Round 41 | Thursday 10 September 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 October 2020)

Another bumper round in Bromley Tennis For Free league and so lucky we were able to complete the round before the second lockdown! We had 10 groups again and just over two thirds of matches were played so that's a lot of tennis :) Such a shame the league has to take a break again now but we're looking forward to getting going again soon!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Kibbs for putting together a run of 6 matches undefeated to finish top of the table, 4 points clear of runner up Pawel. Fortunately they managed to get their match played on the third attempt after bad weather forced reschedules and they played "some incredible rallies that even got applauded by passers by"! Kibbs was put through his paces by Anoop and Julian though in tough 3 setters.

Final Rankings:

  1. Kibbs Osafo 7.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Pawel Solak 7.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Julian Leichtmann 7.1 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Cristian Popovici [W3, L2] 6
  5. Vivek Sharma [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alan Yam [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. ANOOP SRIVASTAVA [W1, L5] 4
  8. Vinod Sharma

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKibbs Osafo bt Alan Yam (Nov 4) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Simply entertainment of the highest standard, thank you for hosting Alan. This match was tough tough tough and as always being gritty was the only only way out. Alan gave an excellent account of himself and produced lots of passing shots that made things interesting. 2-2 to 6-2 in the blink of an eye was puzzling and only a few key points made the difference. Second set was nip and tuck with many going to duece, 3-2 was important after a break went to 3-3 from love 40 came to duece but Alan showed some metal to hang on. 4-3 swiftly went to 5-3 after a few tired unforced shots. I was happy to see it through at 6-3. Thoroughly enjoyable and a real pleasure and well mannered game. See you after lockdown for some more fireworks!!"  -- Kibbs
ANOOP SRIVASTAVA bt Paul Cristian Popovici (Nov 1) Walkover
Julian Leichtmann bt Vivek Sharma (Oct 27) 6-4, 7-5

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKibbs Osafo bt ANOOP SRIVASTAVA (Oct 25) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "This was an away match i wouldn't like yo play at again.... Tricky tricky astro turf. The home team had a field day with the local knowledge and getting the rub of the green. Very cagey first set trying to get used to surface... eventually being content with getting the serve back deep and taking it from there. Tight tie break....went Anoops way deservedly i might add. Doing what he knows... A string break fortunately was not a bad omen.... I romped the second set...only difference being a slight increase in pace. The tie break was 0-3 and 2-5 before somehow gathering to 8-8....and holding my nerve for a quick 10-8 on first attempt. Things had been really awkward and tight ...well played Anoop...next time, on hard court 😜"  -- Kibbs
Julian Leichtmann bt ANOOP SRIVASTAVA (Oct 25) 1-6, 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentKibbs Osafo bt Vivek Sharma (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of purple patches and results doesn't capture a lot of break points not converted which is a strength for defence and weakness for aggressor. Good competitive game but patience and consistency to work and stay in the point edged the result in Kibbs favour. "  -- Kibbs
Reveal CommentPaul Cristian Popovici bt Julian Leichtmann (Oct 17) 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Brutal game today with Julian! Lots of long rallies with great shots and winners (Julian had way more). Julian is an incredible mover and defender which makes it extremely difficult to score winners and also, a year later, I still dont understand how he slides on hard courts. Looking forward to a rematch!"  -- Paul Cristian
Reveal CommentPawel Solak bt ANOOP SRIVASTAVA (Oct 11) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive game. Thank you Anoop. "  -- Pawel
Reveal CommentPawel Solak bt Alan Yam (Oct 11) 2-6, 6-2, [18-16]

Player Comments:

  • "Alan started really well. He was patient and consistent throughout the first set. Second set I had to dig deeper to find a way to break Alan’s good game. I took the second set. We we running out of time so we went for champions tiebreak. It was the most incredible tiebreak I’ve ever played. I was 7:2 up and then Alan made a come back to 7:7. Then we played a lots of long rallies both trying to avoid unforced errors. Very competitive game. Thank you Alan for a great game! "  -- Pawel
Reveal CommentPaul Cristian Popovici bt Vivek Sharma (Oct 10) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game as always with Vivek today! Thought the rain would ruin it but luckily it avoided us somehow. The game was neck in neck from start to finish with some incredible rallies and winners! The luck was definitely on my side today as I hit quite a few shots on the line in important moments!"  -- Paul Cristian
Reveal CommentPaul Cristian Popovici bt Alan Yam (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun game today with Alan. Match had everything from long rallies, many deuce games, spectacular shots, lots of running etc. Overall I was the more consistent player on court which ultimately led me to the win. Great meeting you Alan, looking forward to playing again!"  -- Paul Cristian
Kibbs Osafo bt Julian Leichtmann (Oct 5) 6-4, 6-1
Julian Leichtmann bt Alan Yam (Oct 3) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentKibbs Osafo bt Pawel Solak (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match for both of us.... Lucky to play with a beaming sun 🌞 in October after having called of the match twice with as rain was forecast. Some incredible rallies that even got applauded by passers by..."  -- Kibbs
Pawel Solak bt Julian Leichtmann (Sep 26) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
Reveal CommentPawel Solak bt Vivek Sharma (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game on Sunday afternoon. Vivek played well heating ball bravely. I was more defensive player but Vivek made too many unforced errors today. Thank you Vive for a good game. "  -- Pawel
Reveal CommentAlan Yam bt ANOOP SRIVASTAVA (Sep 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match played in perfect conditions with long rallies and many deuce games..not reflected in the score how close the overall match was. Unfortunately, Anoop wasnt able to convert some games when he was ahead 40-0, otherwise outcome would have been very different. Well played Anoop. "  -- Alan
Vivek Sharma bt Alan Yam (Sep 18) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentKibbs Osafo bt Paul Cristian Popovici (Sep 18) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A little too hot and i coped better. Running around and getting it back gets points....not nice ones. As Brad Gilbert said....winning ugly. "  -- Kibbs
Reveal CommentVivek Sharma bt ANOOP SRIVASTAVA (Sep 15) 7-6 (9-7), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Gruelling match played on the fast courts of Hayes tennis club. The momentum fluctuated through out the match. Nice to meet you Anoop. "  -- Vivek

Group Summary:

It was a close contest for top spot but congratulations to Tom who managed to finish a single point clear of Boye by winning all 5 of his matches played including a "hard fought and enjoyable" match against the runner up. Meanwhile Boye won a "tough and competitive" match against Milosz where "a bit of caution was required" due to slippery conditions.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tom Whitehouse [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Boye Sodeke [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. James Green [W3, L1] 6
  4. Milosz Wronski [W3, L2] 6
  5. Katya Sheath 8.2 [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nicholas Burrowes 9.2 [L4] 3
  7. Gabriele Lazzati [W1, L1] 2
  8. Oliver Jequier [L2]

Match Results:

Boye Sodeke bt Oliver Jequier (Nov 1) 6-1, 6-1
Tom Whitehouse bt Milosz Wronski (Nov 1) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentJames Green bt Boye Sodeke (Oct 31) 4-6, 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a very long and hard fought match, some great rallies and shots. And plenty of misses, near misses, slips and falls. Look forward to the next one!"  -- James
Gabriele Lazzati bt Katya Sheath (Oct 28) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentJames Green bt Nicholas Burrowes (Oct 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Nick, really enjoyed it and look forward to a rematch."  -- James
Reveal CommentBoye Sodeke bt Milosz Wronski (Oct 24) 7-6 (8-6), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Tough and competitive as expected.. Windy and damp conditions making the courts a bit slippery, hence a bit of caution was required. Few unforced errors with more from Milosz. Otherwise an enjoyable competitive match. Thanks for the match Milosz"  -- Boye
James Green bt Katya Sheath (Oct 23) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentMilosz Wronski bt Nicholas Burrowes (Oct 18) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Like always absolutely pleasure to play against Nick . Another 2h real battle , almost each game on advantages . Very open , quick tennis . Lots volleys , lobs , smatches . This time come from behind and manage to win game but honestly can goes Nick way easily . Very close game . Looking forward to play next time . All the best . Thank you "  -- Milosz
Reveal CommentTom Whitehouse bt Oliver Jequier (Oct 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match, welcome to the league Oliver."  -- Tom
Boye Sodeke bt Katya Sheath (Oct 3) 7-5, 6-4
Katya Sheath bt Nicholas Burrowes (Sep 29) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Boye Sodeke bt Nicholas Burrowes (Sep 27) 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentTom Whitehouse bt Boye Sodeke (Sep 26) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Hard fought and enjoyable match as usual with Boye though I think I caught him on a bit of an off day today."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentMilosz Wronski bt Gabriele Lazzati (Sep 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always difficult to me to play against Gabrielle . He is tough opponent to me . Morning game sunny , windy but unfortunately after 3 first games Gabrielle was injured on he’s knee . He manage to play all full sets but I now injury cost him this match . Thank you very much for game and I wish u quick come back to full fitness. "  -- Milosz
Reveal CommentMilosz Wronski bt Katya Sheath (Sep 18) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable and good spirit game . Katya is very good tennis player and I have to fight each point . On the end got more lucky and do few less mistakes . She is top lady player . Thanks for game . Looking forward to play in future ."  -- Milosz
Reveal CommentTom Whitehouse bt Katya Sheath (Sep 17) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to hold on to a slender advantage I took in the first set which swung the match my way. Excellent match with some very long rallies, feel like I've run 10k!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Whitehouse bt James Green (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match in great conditions with plenty of nice rallies. I guess I had the consistency today. "  -- Tom

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Tommaso for finishing 2 points clear of Sacha to take the group title, his 6 wins including close contests against Sacha and Desigan. Sacha and Adam's match went the distance to a match tiebreak which Sacha edged, while Sacha was left with "literally no idea how I won" his match against Desigan after losing his way in the second set but coming back to win in the third.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tommaso Narpozzi 7.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sacha Conte [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Adam Tekiela [W4, L3] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Desigan Chinniah 9.2 [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Konstantinos Korrovesis [W3, L4] 8
  6. Janusz Bus 9.1 [W2, L3] 5
  7. Omid Parsanejad 7.2 [W1, L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Tim Skillicorn 7.2 [L5] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSacha Conte bt Konstantinos Korrovesis (Nov 3) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to get this in before lockdown!! And it was well worth it! Great competitive game with lots of ups and down for both of us. Some memorable rallies which made us look almost worth of a highlight reel! Thanks Konstantinos. See you before Xmas hopefully "  -- Sacha
Konstantinos Korrovesis bt Tim Skillicorn (Nov 1) Walkover
Reveal CommentSacha Conte bt Tim Skillicorn (Oct 29) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game. I served quite well through the game and I think that was the difference. Thanks Tim"  -- Sacha
Desigan Chinniah bt Janusz Bus (Oct 24) 6-3, 6-1
Adam Tekiela bt Omid Parsanejad (Oct 23) 6-0, 6-4
Tommaso Narpozzi bt Konstantinos Korrovesis (Oct 22) 6-3, 6-3
Desigan Chinniah bt Konstantinos Korrovesis (Oct 18) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSacha Conte bt Adam Tekiela (Oct 17) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "The second time I’ve played Adam and another very close game. In the end could have gone either way. Really good, well contested game. Thanks Adam"  -- Sacha
Desigan Chinniah bt Tim Skillicorn (Oct 16) 7-5, 6-0
Adam Tekiela bt Janusz Bus (Oct 14) 7-5, 6-2
Adam Tekiela bt Desigan Chinniah (Oct 11) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentJanusz Bus bt Konstantinos Korrovesis (Oct 11) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "good match on artificial clay lots of interesting rallies but one point stands out i have done perfect drop shot but Konstantinos managed to get the on the clay and passed me on the other side of the court . That was an incredible shot and many more. Thanks Konstantinos for the game"  -- Janusz
Tommaso Narpozzi bt Janusz Bus (Oct 10) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
Omid Parsanejad bt Tim Skillicorn (Oct 7) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentSacha Conte bt Desigan Chinniah (Oct 1) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Literally no idea how I won this game. Set 1 Des broke me I. The first game. Went to 5-2 before I won the next 4 games. Des managed to put us in a tie break which I managed to win. Second set I pulled out to a 3-0 lead before i completely forgot how to hit a ball for the next 6 games. Set 3 seems from the score a little more straight forward but was actually very hard work. Good game Des."  -- Sacha
Konstantinos Korrovesis bt Adam Tekiela (Oct 1) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Tommaso Narpozzi bt Sacha Conte (Sep 29) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Tommaso Narpozzi bt Adam Tekiela (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentSacha Conte bt Omid Parsanejad (Sep 22) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game of tennis in the sunshine. Very close games. Exhausting!! Thanks Omid"  -- Sacha
Konstantinos Korrovesis bt Omid Parsanejad (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-3
Adam Tekiela bt Tim Skillicorn (Sep 20) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentJanusz Bus bt Omid Parsanejad (Sep 19) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy condition.thanks for the game Omid"  -- Janusz
Tommaso Narpozzi bt Desigan Chinniah (Sep 19) 7-5, 7-5
Desigan Chinniah bt Omid Parsanejad (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-2
Tommaso Narpozzi bt Omid Parsanejad (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-1

Group Summary:

Congratulations to newly promoted Nicolas for winning a clean sweep of 7 matches to finish undisputed champion of Group 4, a full 3 points clear of runner up Rajiv. Their head to head was a "really tough but enjoyable" match where Nicolas had to come back from a set down and the third set was a "real battle with long rallies, breaks, de-breaks, dives"... but Nicolas managed to seal the win on the 6th match point!

Final Rankings:

  1. Nicolas Begu [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Rajiv Patel [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Tosin Adenuga 7.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Richard Ohene [W4, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. David Borne [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andrzej Subieta [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sean Bailey [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Robin Brown [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNicolas Begu bt Richard Ohene (Nov 4) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match today in sunny enjoyable conditions despite one side of the court remaining slippery. Despite losing the first game, I won the first set comfortably, making very few mistakes. Second set was much closer with Richard storming to a quick 2-0 lead but I fought back and managed to set the set through - some very good rallies along the way. Thanks for the match Richard "  -- Nicolas
Reveal CommentTosin Adenuga bt Rajiv Patel (Nov 2) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions, but thankfully dry. Really testing and the elements played their part in this one. I had a quicker start and was able to get through the first set relatively unscathed - I started well in the second set as well taking a 3-0 lead, then Rajiv found his range and pulled it back to 3-3 with his pinpoint groundstrokes. I was glad to be able to pull back ahead again for the win. Thanks for a good match, Rajiv"  -- Tosin
Reveal CommentTosin Adenuga bt Robin Brown (Oct 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match in windy conditions - a started well with 3 quick games, but Robin reeled me back in till we were in serve again - I was able to pull ahead again to take the set. I found my range with my forehand I'm the second set and managed to keep it in play, despite the unpredictable gusts of wind. A good match played in great spirits"  -- Tosin
Reveal CommentRajiv Patel bt Richard Ohene (Oct 28) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Conditions were not great here. We had a wet court which made the balls wet and heavy and they didn't bounce particularly well. Unfortunately we just had to get the match played after postponing at least twice due to the weather. Given the conditions and the unfamiliar surface for Richard, the conditions favoured me on the day as Richard couldn't find his usual consistency. Not fun to play in the wet so I look forward to playing again another day in normal conditions."  -- Rajiv
Reveal CommentDavid Borne bt Andrzej Subieta (Oct 27) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good close game in wet conditions. I managed to serve more conistantly which told in the end.. Thanks Andy i enjoyed our game. "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Borne bt Robin Brown (Oct 24) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We managed to get our game played despite the showers and wind which didnt help us produce too many long rallies. I managed to edge ahead and remain there in both sets with the surface probably favouring me. Thanks I enjoyed the match Robin."  -- David
Reveal CommentNicolas Begu bt Robin Brown (Oct 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "good match today with Robin, first set was relatively one sided but the second was close as I trailed from the beginning, struggling with my shot accuracy and Robin was making very few mistakes. I managed to edge it at the end. Thanks for the match Robin."  -- Nicolas
Tosin Adenuga bt Richard Ohene (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-0
Rajiv Patel bt Sean Bailey (Oct 17) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNicolas Begu bt Rajiv Patel (Oct 16) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really tough yet enjoyable match with Rajiv, I somehow edged it but it could have gone either way. First set was a one way street as Rajiv was solid on his serve and I struggled to get into it. Momentum switched during the 2nd as I started to be a bit more aggressive and find my footing, helped by a few unforced errors from Rajiv. Third set was real battle with long rallies, breaks, de-breaks, dives - it was close all the way but I managed to conclude after the 6th match point. Thanks for the match Rajiv, thoroughly enjoyed it."  -- Nicolas
Reveal CommentNicolas Begu bt Andrzej Subieta (Oct 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The beginning of the first set was key with a few tight games which mostly went my way. Once settled, I managed to stay more consistent throughout, helped by a few unforced errors along the way from Andrzej. Thanks for an enjoyable match and good luck with the rest of your round."  -- Nicolas
Tosin Adenuga bt David Borne (Oct 7) 6-1, 6-4
Andrzej Subieta bt Tosin Adenuga (Oct 7) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentNicolas Begu bt Sean Bailey (Oct 6) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match under the floodlights despite the wind. We both struggled to find our rhythm but I managed to get going first. The start of the second set was key when I managed to break back after a long game. Thanks a lot Sean for the match. "  -- Nicolas
Reveal CommentNicolas Begu bt Tosin Adenuga (Oct 5) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match today played in decent weather conditions. It is one of these matches where everything was going my way, I managed to keep a consistent level throughout with minimum mistakes. Tosin made some unforced errors which helped me as well. Thanks for the match Tosin. "  -- Nicolas
Reveal CommentRichard Ohene bt David Borne (Oct 5) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another long match with some good rallies from both. I served for the match in the second but David broke me came back strong. I got an early break in the third and managed to see it home."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRajiv Patel bt Robin Brown (Oct 5) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Quite a few long rallies as Robin refused to give up in many points I thought I'd already won and managed to turn the point. I had a bit of an advantage as we played at Hayes and the surface was new to Robin but he was still getting the ball back well. I managed to get into a good rhythm in the second set and was on the winning side of a few deuce games which could have gone either way. Thanks for the game Robin."  -- Rajiv
Reveal CommentRajiv Patel bt David Borne (Oct 3) 6-0, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This match ended up being played over two days. The first set went quickly as I started off well David didn't quite seem to get going and made a few errors. He very much found his game int he 2nd set and we had to stop at 3-2 to him. When we resumed he got off to a fast start but I managed to hang in there and take it to a tie break but he was too good in the tie breaker. His level dipped a bit in the 3rd and I managed to increase mine a bit and take the match. Thanks for a good match, David!" -- Rajiv
Reveal CommentNicolas Begu bt David Borne (Oct 1) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great competitive match today played in a good spirit. Similar story in both sets where David started very strongly but I managed to hang in there and be more a bit more consistent to eventually edge it. Thanks for the match David and good luck for the rest of your round. "  -- Nicolas
Reveal CommentRichard Ohene bt Robin Brown (Oct 1) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very tight match with several long rallies. We both held serve for the first 10 games. At 4-5 down Robin had me on the ropes with 2 set points. I managed to hold serve and then get the decisive break for the set. I made a quick start in the second and Robin was a gent when I started to cramp on court at 4-1 up. Somehow I managed to see it out. Thanks Robin."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Ohene bt Sean Bailey (Sep 27) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Quite windy conditions today. Sean didn't manage to get going on this match. Our longest game was the final one. I finally clinched it after 5 match points."  -- Richard
Andrzej Subieta bt Sean Bailey (Sep 26) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentRajiv Patel bt Andrzej Subieta (Sep 21) 6-2, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Three sets played with momentum shifting hugely in between sets. I was more consistent in the first. Andrzej found his rhythm and was hitting incredible shots in the 2nd and then the rhythm stopped in the 3rd and I was that bit more consistent. Good game overall and surprisingly quick for 3 sets! Thanks for the game, Andrzej. "  -- Rajiv
Reveal CommentRichard Ohene bt Andrzej Subieta (Sep 20) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match played on a sunny yet deceptively windy day. A lot of momentum shifts in this one. I managed to stay consistent and see out the final set. Thanks for the match Andy."  -- Richard

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Richie for combining on court matchplay with off court scheduling skills to secure a 4 point lead at the top of the group, with Burnham heading up the chasing pack. Richie's 4 wins were all straight sets but he lost to Robert who also beat Neill in straight sets. Neill dug deep to win a close 3 set match against Norman though where his extra fitness proved the difference.

Final Rankings:

  1. Richie Jackson 7.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Burnham Quail 9.1 [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Neill Roy [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sandra Webster [W2] 4
  5. Robert Johnson [W2, L1] 4
  6. Andrew Awolola [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Norman Selway 9.1 [L2] 1
  8. Girish Morkhandikar
  9. Mircea Avram

Match Results:

Burnham Quail bt Andrew Awolola (Oct 30) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentSandra Webster bt Neill Roy (Oct 16) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Neill and I did well to not break a leg as courts were very slippy but we courageously played it out! "  -- Sandra
Burnham Quail bt Robert Johnson (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-4
Burnham Quail bt Neill Roy (Oct 9) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentRichie Jackson bt Norman Selway (Oct 1) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good game. "  -- Richie

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNeill Roy bt Norman Selway (Sep 30) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "The better player lost, I kept in it with a bit of fitness."  -- Neill
Reveal CommentRichie Jackson bt Neill Roy (Sep 28) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game on a sunny day. "  -- Richie
Reveal CommentNeill Roy bt Andrew Awolola (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nearly a huge comeback from Andrew when he was 4-0 down in 2nd set he got to 4-4 but just held him off."  -- Neill
Reveal CommentSandra Webster bt Andrew Awolola (Sep 20) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good spirited match in the sunshine! "  -- Sandra
Robert Johnson bt Neill Roy (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentRichie Jackson bt Burnham Quail (Sep 18) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, full of lots of good tennis. "  -- Richie
Reveal CommentRichie Jackson bt Andrew Awolola (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game on a Sunny day. "  -- Richie
Robert Johnson bt Richie Jackson (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-2

Group Summary:

A competitive group with lots of matches played and bonus points earned, but our winner was Giridhar with a run of 7 wins without defeat. Third placed Mohit took Giridhar to 3 sets, while runner up Rob played some "great shots" and fought hard in the first set but wasn't able to take beat the champ in difficult conditions.

Final Rankings:

  1. Giridhar Endlur Damodaram [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Robert Wright 8.1 [W6, L2] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Mohit Baheti 8.1 [W4, L4] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Stephen Whitfield 8.2 [W4, L3] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  5. James Igoe [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Gianni Grillo [W1, L5] withdrawn 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Barbara Pouw 8.1 [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Alberto Santini 9.1 [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Antonio Giorgioni [W1, L2] withdrawn 2

Match Results:

Giridhar Endlur Damodaram bt Mohit Baheti (Oct 29) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentRobert Wright bt Stephen Whitfield (Oct 19) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very entertaining game in some glorious weather. I couldn't get going in the first set with my timing all over the place and Stephen deservedly took the set. I managed to refocus in the second set and my serving got better which helped. In the final set I rushed to a 4-0 lead but Stephen came back to 4-2 and I had to really concentrate to keep my lead and see out the match. Thanks for the game and it was good seeing you Stephen."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentJames Igoe bt Alberto Santini (Oct 18) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Two very closely-fought sets and an enjoyable match all round."  -- James
Reveal CommentMohit Baheti bt James Igoe (Oct 16) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Closely fought match!"  -- Mohit
Mohit Baheti bt Antonio Giorgioni (Oct 14) Walkover
Reveal CommentJames Igoe bt Barbara Pouw (Oct 12) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game, lots of long rallies and many games going to deuce. The final set could have gone either way, especially with a rain shower adding a tricky playing surface to the mix for the tie break. "  -- James
Reveal CommentGiridhar Endlur Damodaram bt Stephen Whitfield (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another close match, Lot of duce games, it was just not Steve's day. Enjoyed the match thoroughly."  -- Giridhar
Reveal CommentRobert Wright bt Alberto Santini (Oct 10) 6-0, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match in the early morning cold. I was pretty consistent in the first set and probably warmed up first. The second set went back and forth with Alberto taken it in the tie break with some very good serves. I managed to refocus in the third set and with some unfortunate double faults from Alberto I saw out the third set with some good rallies that didn't reflect the score. Thanks for the game and it was good meeting you."  -- Robert
Mohit Baheti bt Alberto Santini (Oct 9) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentStephen Whitfield bt Antonio Giorgioni (Oct 7) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very closely fought match. I made fewer mistakes, which made the difference."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentRobert Wright bt James Igoe (Oct 7) 6-4, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable topsy turvy match played in glorious sunshine. The first set went back and forth and I managed to scrape through and take the set. The second set I totally lost the plot and James deservedly won it. I managed to refocus in the third set and saw the match out. Great game and some good rallies, cheers James."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentGiridhar Endlur Damodaram bt Alberto Santini (Oct 3) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive second set, could have gone either way. Enjoyable match. Nice to meet you Antonio after such a long time."  -- Giridhar

Match of the Group:

Robert Wright bt Mohit Baheti (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-7 (7-9), 6-4
James Igoe bt Stephen Whitfield (Sep 27) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentGiridhar Endlur Damodaram bt Robert Wright (Sep 26) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was cold and windy day, difficult to play conditions. Some great shots by Rob. Could have been anyones game on a normal day. Good to meet you Rob."  -- Giridhar
Reveal CommentStephen Whitfield bt Alberto Santini (Sep 25) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We avoided the rain however it was VERY windy and could easily have been a different result. Maybe the wind blew my way a couple more times."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentGianni Grillo bt Barbara Pouw (Sep 25) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • " 6-4 then 2-1 at the start of the second set. To be continued ......"  -- Gianni
  • "Another really good and interesting match played over 2 different days. Very tricky windy conditions today on the 2nd sitting. But thankfully the weather held out for the 2nd set eventually today. Well played Barbara, a nice and good game with some beautiful shots." -- Gianni
Barbara Pouw bt Mohit Baheti (Sep 24) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentGiridhar Endlur Damodaram bt Gianni Grillo (Sep 22) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • " Another really nice and good close game here with Giri, just about managed to finish it before the lights went out. 2 close sets, both came down to who took the opportunities. Well played Giri + really nice to meet you. "  -- Gianni
Reveal CommentAlberto Santini bt Barbara Pouw (Sep 20) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a great match! Full of good rallies, ups and downs concentrations swings and difficult balls control due to windy weather. Despite all of that Barbara and I loved it! It could have gone either way but in the end I was lucky enough to secure the win. I am looking forward to a rematch. Thank you Barbara to come all the way to my club. Good luck with the remaining games."  -- Alberto
Reveal CommentJames Igoe bt Gianni Grillo (Sep 20) 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with several momentum shifts - could have gone either way "  -- James
  • "A really really really really tough and very close game played out here with James. Great battle with some wild crazy momentum swings throughout. Well played James, great tough battle." -- Gianni
Reveal CommentGiridhar Endlur Damodaram bt Barbara Pouw (Sep 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "If not for the wind it would have been a great match. Some really good long rallies. Thanks Barbara."  -- Giridhar
Reveal CommentRobert Wright bt Barbara Pouw (Sep 18) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match that would have been even better if the wind didn't make life hard for both of us. We had some good rallies, despite the wind, and I think I coped a bit better in the second set. A great game and I'm looking forward to playing Barbara again; thanks for the game."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentAntonio Giorgioni bt Robert Wright (Sep 17) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable and competitive match. Robert forehand top spin can be very difficult to return. I've been lucky to win some crucial points to get the first set. Score doesn't reflect how close it was. "  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentStephen Whitfield bt Gianni Grillo (Sep 17) 1-6, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lol what a crazy match. Really good . Match and tough gruelling battle of wills and attrition here with Stephen. Real mental battle. LOL tennis is such a bizarre sport. Literally pretty much every game close (30s, deuces ) . Yet 3 wildly different set scores. Mental. And beautiful . Well played Stephen. "  -- Gianni
Reveal CommentStephen Whitfield bt Mohit Baheti (Sep 16) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very long first set on a hot afternoon. lots of deuce games with one lasting about 15 mins. Very competitive match . "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentRobert Wright bt Gianni Grillo (Sep 15) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • " Great game the so far. Another to be concluded .........."  -- Gianni
  • "Great game played out here. LOL first set took 1 hour 30 mins, second set took 20 mins. Great mental strength and fight from me. Great game, well played Roberto Wrightaggio. Very strong play." -- Gianni
Reveal CommentGiridhar Endlur Damodaram bt James Igoe (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect day to start. Lot of close games, thanks to the net it was in my favour today, sorry about that James :). enjoyed the match thoroughly. "  -- Giridhar
Reveal CommentMohit Baheti bt Gianni Grillo (Sep 10) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really very close and great match here played out with Mohit. Pretty much every game decided by the finest of the margins. Cheers and well played Mohit. "  -- Gianni

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Darren for taking the Group 7 crown in style by winning all 8 matches and finishing 5 points clear of runner up Richard. He had to come from a set down against Richard W though, a "cracking match" which was settled by a match tiebreak in the "fading light". A great win too for Nathan against Laura over 3 close sets played over 2 days.

Final Rankings:

  1. Darren Burr 10.1 [W8] 18 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Richard Widdowson 8.1 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Peter Knight 8.1 [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ashling Carroll [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jason Stone [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nathan Stokes 9.1 [W3, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Richard Blake 9.2 [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Laura Perrins [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Terry Gates [W1, L2] 2

Match Results:

Peter Knight bt Richard Blake (Nov 2) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentPeter Knight bt Jason Stone (Nov 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very much a wind assisted win. Hope to play Jason another day when it's calmer. Score doesn't really reflect closeness of the rallies."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentDarren Burr bt Richard Blake (Oct 23) 7-6 (7-2), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Challenging game in challenging conditions. The unforecasted rain came down heavily for the first half of the first set, resulting in a slippery surface and slower balls even when the sun finally made an appearance. I edged a very even first set and in the second set things went more my way. Thanks Richard for a tough game - glad we persisted through the rain!"  -- Darren
  • "As we got underway for our first set, the rain came down heavy but we soldiered on and Darren managed to weather the storm and took the first set. The rain settled by the 2nd set and Darren found his form. Well done Darren." -- Richard
Reveal CommentTerry Gates bt Nathan Stokes (Oct 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game - quite a few deuce games that seemed to go my way - thanks Nathan"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentRichard Widdowson bt Richard Blake (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Richie. "  -- Richard
  • "Well done Bill. Good luck..." -- Richard
Reveal CommentNathan Stokes bt Peter Knight (Oct 18) 6-1, 2-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on clay. Lots of tough points. Lovely still autumnal day for tennis "  -- Nathan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDarren Burr bt Richard Widdowson (Oct 11) 4-6, 6-2, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking match in the late afternoon sun, a game that ebbed and flowed with mini-runs of form for each player. Richard had the edge in the first set, me in the second, and the fading light meant that a championship tie-break was our best chance of finishing the match. Really good game again Richard, thanks."  -- Darren
Reveal CommentDarren Burr bt Nathan Stokes (Oct 9) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Closely matched contest in bright sunshine, the first set was blow for blow until I nicked the deciding game. The second set was less predictable, although the quality of the rallies kept getting better throughout. Cheers Nathan!"  -- Darren
Reveal CommentNathan Stokes bt Richard Blake (Oct 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "2 bagels (:)Well Played Nathan and good luck for your remaining games"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentJason Stone bt Richard Blake (Oct 6) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Matching tennis shirts and some great points! Thank you Richard for the match and best with the rest of your games"  -- Jason
  • "This was UTD vs Spurs (:) whereby Spurs came up trumps. 2 GREAT sets. Well played Jason and good luck." -- Richard
Reveal CommentDarren Burr bt Terry Gates (Oct 6) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable morning game with Terry, with the wind playing a part at times. Lots of close games and I think the difference was that I managed to edge most of the deuce games we had. On another day, a different scoreline. Cheers Terry!"  -- Darren
Reveal CommentAshling Carroll bt Richard Blake (Oct 5) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Ashling showed her true grit and determination. Well played and good luck." -- Richard
Reveal CommentJason Stone bt Terry Gates (Sep 30) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A fun and very competitive match with some very long (enjoyable) points. Great to chat Terry and best of luck with the rest of your games! "  -- Jason
Reveal CommentDarren Burr bt Peter Knight (Sep 29) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with Pete in lovely warm and sunny conditions. Everything went for me today, and I managed to get my first win over Pete in three attempts. Great to chat as always mate."  -- Darren
Reveal CommentAshling Carroll bt Laura Perrins (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good competitive match, enjoyed every rally."  -- Ashling
Reveal CommentAshling Carroll bt Peter Knight (Sep 27) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score really did not represent the match. Lots of deuce games., and tough rallies. Thanks Pete." -- Ashling
Reveal CommentDarren Burr bt Jason Stone (Sep 24) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking game with Jason in interesting conditions. Pretty blustery for the most part, the wind going lengthways, causing us to adjust our game with each change of ends. But towards the end the wind died down and it was a quite warm and sunny! Jason raced into an early lead but I managed to gradually reel him in and nicked the first set in the tie break. The second set went more my way. Thanks for a good work out Jason with lots of long and varied rallies!"  -- Darren
Reveal CommentRichard Widdowson bt Nathan Stokes (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Nathan. Second set could have gone either way! "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentJason Stone bt Nathan Stokes (Sep 23) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A lot of running from myself and Nathan with some super points! Very competitive and fun - thanks Nathan "  -- Jason
Reveal CommentRichard Widdowson bt Jason Stone (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A hot lunchtime game in the sun! Thanks Jason. Lots of fun rallies. Good luck in your next games. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentDarren Burr bt Laura Perrins (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with Laura on the last day of summery weather. Some close games and long rallies, and Laura certainly hit the most eye-catching winners. Look forward to playing again soon."  -- Darren
Peter Knight bt Laura Perrins (Sep 18) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentDarren Burr bt Ashling Carroll (Sep 17) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really close and tough match against Ashling in blustery but sunny conditions. Each game was hard fought and there was barely a game between us all match. Thankfully, from my perspective, I managed to edge both sets right at the end. Thanks for a great game Ashling - I lost count of the number of winners you put past me down both lines!"  -- Darren
Reveal CommentRichard Widdowson bt Ashling Carroll (Sep 16) 6-4, 1-6, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Wow ! A tough match ! Thanks so.much "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentNathan Stokes bt Laura Perrins (Sep 15) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played over two days"  -- Nathan
Peter Knight bt Richard Widdowson (Sep 12) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentRichard Widdowson bt Laura Perrins (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Laura for a fun match with plenty of long rallies. Score doesn’t reflect how close many of the games were. Good luck with the rest of the round."  -- Richard

Group Summary:

A quieter group with several matches left unplayed and just a few points separating the top spots. John was the champ winning 3 out of 5 matches and earning midway bonus points to finish a point clear of Alexis, although Alexis won an extra match including their head to head. An exciting win for Lukasz against John too with the pair trading the first 2 sets before Lukasz "was able to finally focus and took advantage" in the match tiebreak.

Final Rankings:

  1. John Critchley [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alexis Karim [W4] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Rob Reng [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tony Foreman 8.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lukasz Kielas [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Matthew Flint 9.1 [L3, UF1] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Cheryl Yee 9.1 [L1]
  8. Maddie Oglaza withdrawn

Match Results:

Alexis Karim bt Lukasz Kielas (Oct 25) 6-2, 7-5
Matthew Flint v Lukasz Kielas (Oct 20) 4-5 (3-7) TBC
Alexis Karim bt John Critchley (Oct 18) 6-2, 6-1
Alexis Karim bt Rob Reng (Oct 11) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentJohn Critchley bt Matthew Flint (Oct 7) 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match, thanks Mat."  -- John
Reveal CommentRob Reng bt Lukasz Kielas (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Lukasz. Got very competitive in the second set with some fun rallies including a fantastic volley rally! "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentAlexis Karim bt Matthew Flint (Sep 29) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. i took a while to warm up but Alexis stayed pretty consistent through out. Very lucky with weather, warm and no wind!"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentRob Reng bt Matthew Flint (Sep 26) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Quite blustery conditions but a good match. Some great rallies played in good spirit and one particularly competitive game with I think 10 deuces!"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentTony Foreman bt Lukasz Kielas (Sep 26) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "I had various advantages in this match: playing on a court that I am totally familiar with and in damp and overcast conditions. We had a tense but sporting match that reached its climax as dusk gathered in. Thanks Lukasz, I am sure you will triumph when we next meet in the League "  -- Tony

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLukasz Kielas bt John Critchley (Sep 25) 5-3, 1-4, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "It was really close match with some great rallies going on, but in tiebreak I was able to finally focus and took advantage. Thanks John"  -- Lukasz
Reveal CommentTony Foreman bt Cheryl Yee (Sep 19) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "one of my better performances but helped by Cheryl allowing me some latitude (play is supposed to be continuous, not interrupted by a 90 second break whilst I recover my breath). I felt like Richard Gonzales playing Charlie Passerell at Wimbledon. Thank goodness my serve was working for a change. Thanks again Cheryl"  -- Tony
Reveal CommentJohn Critchley bt Tony Foreman (Sep 18) 5-4, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "another hard fought and enjoyable match"  -- Tony
Reveal CommentJohn Critchley bt Rob Reng (Sep 16) 4-1, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a tough match, especially the second set. I was lucky it didn’t go to a tiebreak."  -- John
Reveal CommentRob Reng bt Tony Foreman (Sep 13) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A brilliantly competitive match. Robert gradually got his game going and, despite my dogged resistance, gave no quarter once he got ahead in the third set"  -- Tony

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Victor for winning all 7 matches to finish top of Group 9, three points clear of Stewart who took runner up spot on debut. The pair were "fairly equally matched" in their head to head, a 3 setter played across 2 days, and Victor had to dig deep against Steve to win two close tiebreak sets, the second after Steve "quickly raced into a 5-2 lead" in games.

Final Rankings:

  1. Victor Malashchuk [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Stewart Anderson [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Maria Chandler 9.1 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Steve Hirst [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Le Fras Strydom [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Surlu Rao [L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Christian Oliver 9.2 [L3]
  8. Rob Cummings [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVictor Malashchuk bt Christian Oliver (Nov 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Had to rescheduled match from the 31st of October to the 1 st of November due to adverse weather condition, but eventually managed to complete the match. Another great match with some long rallies. I am very pleased that i managed to play all seven matches in my group and it was pleasure to meet every single player . "  -- Victor
Reveal CommentStewart Anderson bt Christian Oliver (Oct 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in challenging conditions of sun, wind and heavy rain at times! An incredible rally in the second set had everything, inclusive of laughter on both sides of the net. Thanks for the match!"  -- Stewart
Reveal CommentVictor Malashchuk bt Le Fras Strydom (Oct 17) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies in the first set but Victor got increasingly stronger. Really nice to meet Victor and to play at Bromley Wendover for the first time."  -- Le Fras
  • "A great match of tennis with Le Fras. The score line does not reflect the true nature of how competitive the first set was as almost each game went into deuces where the luck was on my site. Thanks for coming to my tennis club and I look forward to playing with you again in not too distant future." -- Victor
Reveal CommentStewart Anderson bt Steve Hirst (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable early morning match. I got off to a strong start, but Steve's great control around the net made it a close call in the second set. Thanks for the match!"  -- Stewart
Reveal CommentStewart Anderson bt Maria Chandler (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Maria for hosting and for the fun match. Gusty conditions, but there were a lot of great rallies and some lovely passing winners from both of us. Good luck for rest of round!"  -- Stewart
Reveal CommentSteve Hirst bt Surlu Rao (Sep 29) 5-3, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of close games, enjoyable match"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentMaria Chandler bt Christian Oliver (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I think I had the home courts / playing in the floodlights advantage. Great game with a lot of deuces and rallies. Thanks for the match, Christian. "  -- Maria
Reveal CommentLe Fras Strydom bt Surlu Rao (Sep 27) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed meeting Surlu and we had a cracking game with many close rallies and far too many drop shots, lobs and running! Will feel it tomorrow. Thanks for the match mate."  -- Le Fras
Reveal CommentVictor Malashchuk bt Stewart Anderson (Sep 26) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match that took two days to complete. We were both fairly equally matched that resulting in great rallies and many deuces in each game. In the end, I was slightly lucky to snatch a victory but i am already looking forward to another match with you Stewart . Thank you for very entertaining match and good luck with remaining matches."  -- Victor
Reveal CommentSteve Hirst bt Maria Chandler (Sep 23) 2-4, 4-2, 5-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable, competitive game in some challenging conditions with wind and heavy rain at times."  -- Steve

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMaria Chandler bt Le Fras Strydom (Sep 19) 6-4, 7-6 (11-9)

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match, it could not have been closer. Great rallies and the momentum kept changing. Friendly but competitive match. Good luck for the rest of the round and looking forward to a rematch. "  -- Maria
Reveal CommentVictor Malashchuk bt Rob Cummings (Sep 18) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match of tennis played in a good spirit which was slightly ruined by a heavy wind. Under more suitable weather condition for tennis, the score line could have been a lot closer. "  -- Victor
Reveal CommentVictor Malashchuk bt Steve Hirst (Sep 18) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great two sets with long rallies, excellent services, lobs and volleys that both went into the tie break. Steve significantly improved his fitness levels since our previous match in summer and started the second set on fire. He quickly raced into 5-2 lead, but i managed to somehow level the set and take it to another tie break where luck was on my side. "  -- Victor
Reveal CommentMaria Chandler bt Surlu Rao (Sep 18) 5-3, 5-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Surlu for coming to play at my club. We had some great rallies. I will have to watch out for your nice lobs next time! Good luck for the rest of the round. "  -- Maria
Reveal CommentStewart Anderson bt Surlu Rao (Sep 16) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Surlu for a fun match in the September sun. Some great rallies, and a few sun blind serves for us both to contend with ! "  -- Stewart
Reveal CommentVictor Malashchuk bt Maria Chandler (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Maria came back strong in the second set which was very competitive with great rallies, returns and rallies. Thanks for booking the court. It was an absolute pleasure to play at your tennis club and good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Victor
Reveal CommentStewart Anderson bt Le Fras Strydom (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking match by debutant Stewart in dwindling light on a lovely September evening. There were some close games and good rallies in the second set and the game was played in a friendly spirit. Look forward to a re-match at some point! Great to be back on court."  -- Le Fras
Reveal CommentVictor Malashchuk bt Surlu Rao (Sep 11) 4-1, 2-4, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Having comfortably won the first set and being in winning position in the second, Surlu showed great degree of resilience to bounce back and winning the second set. Such matches show why tennis is such unique sport as being a throw stone away from winning the match, i came very close to losing it. Many thanks Surlu for very interesting and competitive game and for a valuable lesson, which i am sure will stand me in the good stead in all my future matches. "  -- Victor

Group Summary:

Sadly there was one withdrawal from this group but the majority of matches were played and Jude sealed the group title by notching up 6 wins. He had to come from a set down against Tunde who "raced away into an early lead" in the third set with "some fine serves to the T" although Jude managed to break eventually for the win. A hard fought win for Patrick too against Peter.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jude Urwin 8.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Patrick Dixon 8.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Tunde Makinde [W4, L1] 9
  4. Peter Wood [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Kevin Holland [W2, L3] 6
  6. Mustafa Shaikh [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Rebecca Yau 10.2 [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Joe Smallshaw withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Wood bt Kevin Holland (Oct 30) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Our main opponent was the gusting wind, but otherwise a very enjoyable game with the fortunes seesawing both ways to give a tight finish."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Kevin Holland (Oct 26) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match against an arch-rival from Bromley RFC(!). Kevin's heavy slice and willingness to approach the net kept me on my toes. Good luck with your remaining matches Kevin."  -- Jude
Patrick Dixon bt Mustafa Shaikh (Oct 16) Walkover
Reveal CommentPatrick Dixon bt Kevin Holland (Oct 15) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Kevin and get our match played. Rain almost meant we had to postpone our match, but fortunately the rain held off and we were able to play a great 3 set match. Thanks for coming to the club Kevin. "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Tunde Makinde (Oct 14) 0-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Ran out of time, despite 2 hour court booking. To be completed."  -- Jude
  • "We resumed to get the third set played today and again Tunde raced away to an early lead with some fine serves to the T. I managed to claw back some of the deficit but only levelled at 5-5. Tunde then had a bad service game with I think three double faults (I felt his pain having had my own difficulties with serve during the last year or so) and it was that one game that was the difference in the end." -- Jude
Tunde Makinde bt Rebecca Yau (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-0
Kevin Holland bt Mustafa Shaikh (Oct 11) Walkover
Tunde Makinde bt Patrick Dixon (Oct 10) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Mustafa Shaikh (Oct 10) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An interesting match, since we last played maybe two or three years back. Mustafa won a close encounter then. Clearly the many hours of coaching I have had in the interim have paid off(?!) as it was a fairly straightforward win for me today although I had to be alert to some tricky drop shots. "  -- Jude
Tunde Makinde bt Peter Wood (Oct 7) 6-0, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPatrick Dixon bt Peter Wood (Oct 6) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Peter and get our match played. The sets were close and I lost match point in the 2nd set which resulted in Peter taking the tie break. Rain almost halted the match , but we agreed to play on. I took the 3rd . Great match Peter and thanks for coming to the club. "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPeter Wood bt Mustafa Shaikh (Oct 5) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a match! Mustafa dominated the first set, leading from the 3rd game. Peter led all the way in the second set but with a late burst from Mustafa. The 3rd set saw Peter set up a lead in the first half with Mustafa almost producing another come-back. A very enjoyable, but long match of 2.75 hours."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentKevin Holland bt Rebecca Yau (Oct 1) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of rallies and tennis played. Rebecca put a lot of effort into the first set which took over 60 minutes. A very enjoyable match played in the right spirit. Thank you Rebecca. "  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentMustafa Shaikh bt Rebecca Yau (Sep 24) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice weather and good effort Rebecca. Good luck in your next matches."  -- Mustafa
Reveal CommentPeter Wood bt Rebecca Yau (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Rebecca and I enjoyed all the chats between games on a beautifully warm & sunny day."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Patrick Dixon (Sep 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was the third episode in our rivalry. The last ended in a drubbing for me so I was glad to come away with the win today. A much more consistent serve helped but there were many fiercely contested rallies and games along the way and I was lucky to come off better in enough of them."  -- Jude
Reveal CommentTunde Makinde bt Mustafa Shaikh (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good banter. Good weather!"  -- Tunde
Reveal CommentPatrick Dixon bt Rebecca Yau (Sep 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for booking the court Rebecca. It was good to get our match played. Enjoy the rest of the round. "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Peter Wood (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another scorcher of a day - I loved it, Peter less so :/ Nice match, somewhat tactical with Peter not finding his rhythm on serve and me lacking consistency on the forehand. Good luck with the rest of your matches, Peter. "  -- Jude
Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Rebecca Yau (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An unexpectedly warm morning for our match. Pretty much a repeat of the last league as again the score doesn't reflect how close many of the games were. Always a pleasure to play Rebecca."  -- Jude

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Bromley Tennis For Free.

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 match tiebreak, 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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Collapse AllBromley Tennis For Free Doubles - Round 8 | Thursday 15 October 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 November 2020)

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round has to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round has to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Richard Widdowson & Pam Naylor [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Paul Vernon & Susan Vernon [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Claire Croxford & Nick Croxford [W1, L1] 3
  4. Mangirdas Radzevicius & Augustas Tamosaitis [W1] 2
  5. Sarah Wood & Peter Wood [L2]
  6. Andrew Shand & Adam Gardiner
  7. Barbara Pouw & Eleanor Pardoe

Match Results:

Mangirdas Radzevicius & Augustas Tamosaitis bt Paul Vernon & Susan Vernon (Nov 1) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentClaire Croxford & Nick Croxford bt Paul Vernon & Susan Vernon (Oct 26) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a fun match Sue and Paul. Lots of great rallies, we hope to arrange another game soon. Enjoy the rest of the league - Claire."  -- Claire
Reveal CommentRichard Widdowson & Pam Naylor bt Sarah Wood & Peter Wood (Oct 25) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We all persevered despite the rain. Thanks for a fun game!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Widdowson & Pam Naylor bt Paul Vernon & Susan Vernon (Oct 24) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match despite the drizzle ! Thanks all. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Widdowson & Pam Naylor bt Claire Croxford & Nick Croxford (Oct 18) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match to kick off the league. Good luck in the rest of round. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentPaul Vernon & Susan Vernon bt Sarah Wood & Peter Wood (Oct 16) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Loads of rallies, with some good play at the net, Most of the games were very close. well played Peter and Sarah."  -- Paul

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Bromley Tennis For Free archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches for Bromley Tennis For Free.

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). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. 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.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Players' names, W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

Comments:
Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)