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Collapse AllBromley Tennis For Free Women's Singles - Round 8 | Thursday 13 June 2019 to Wednesday 7 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 10 July 2019)

Another excellent round in the Bromley Women's League with over three quarters of the matches played. It's great to see from the commentaries that some of you are not just looking forward to the next round of the women's league but to the mixed league as well. You can never get too much tennis!

Group Summary:

Last round Lucy just pipped Barbara to the top spot, so sweet revenge this time for Barbara, though without bonus points, she did it the hard way! Fittingly, her toughest match was again with Lucy, an epic that went the distance and had Barbara facing match points against her on several occasions. Well done to both for that great match and excellent runs in the league. And well done Val whose four wins and bonus points earns her the silver this time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Barbara Pouw 9.1 [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. Val Cox 8.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Lucy Brown 8.2 [W4, L1] 9
  4. Jude Urwin 8.2 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Claire Croxford [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Rebecca Joe 10.1 [L3] 1
  7. Gosia Malig 9.1 [L4] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLucy Brown bt Jude Urwin (Aug 4) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The last couple of times Jude and I have tried to play it has rained so it was good to get this game played in nice weather. We had lots of rallies and it was a close match but I ended up winning the important games. Thanks for the match."  -- Lucy
Jude Urwin bt Claire Croxford (Aug 3) Walkover
Barbara Pouw bt Val Cox (Aug 2) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentLucy Brown bt Val Cox (Jul 24) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We played this match on a really hot evening! It was a good game and we both went for our shots and hit some good winners. Val also did an ace! Thanks for the game."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Rebecca Joe (Jul 22) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • After running out of time playing an exciting first two sets last week, we reconvened to complete the match tonight. It was an altogether more tentative affair and neither of us played our best. The first four games went to me and then Rebecaa pulled back the next four games. I just about managed to keep my frustration at bay to take the final two games. Hopefully next time we meet we can bring back our best tennis again!"- Jude

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Lucy Brown (Jul 20) 6-7, 7-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lucy and I battled it out in this one. Lucy had a few matchpoints in the second set tiebreak, but I managed to hang in there. This was one of the tightest matches I have ever played and both of us played well. We did not have many unforced errors. The match had everything, from drop shot to smash, lobs, passing shots and long rallies. I am already looking forward to the rematch in the next round. Thank you for a great match, Lucy."  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentLucy Brown bt Gosia Malig (Jul 14) 6-4, 6-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really great match with lots of rallies. We decided to play a full third set which I ended up winning but it could have gone either way. Thanks for the game."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Gosia Malig (Jul 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. The score does not reflect the match. We played many lovely rallies."  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentVal Cox bt Rebecca Joe (Jul 12) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really lovely game with very long rallies, Rebecca gets every shot back and rarely hits out so consistency was needed. Great game look forward to the rematch. "  -- Val
Barbara Pouw bt Rebecca Joe (Jul 11) Walkover
Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Gosia Malig (Jul 9) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An entertaining match of ebbs and flows as we both struggled to get a rhythm going yet had long rallies and many deuces. I got 4 games in a row at the beginning of the first set but then couldn't maintain that. It was only in the last four games of the second set that I found some consistency again. Thanks Gosia for a great game and look forward to the return in the mixed league. "  -- Jude
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Jude Urwin (Jul 6) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match with plenty of good rallies"  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentVal Cox bt Gosia Malig (Jul 2) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always enjoy playing Gosia, welcome back to this league. Played on a lovely warm summer evening, some amazing rallies both returning balls that could have been winners, surely equal to the Venus Williams match that was at Wimbledon at the same time? Good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Val
Reveal CommentLucy Brown bt Claire Croxford (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with lots of rallies, on a really muggy evening. Thanks for the game."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentVal Cox bt Jude Urwin (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The score does not reflect the length of play or the enjoyment, always worried that Jude will never give up and come back strong. Great fun as always thanks Jude."  -- Val
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Claire Croxford (Jun 21) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match. Thank you for playing."  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentVal Cox bt Claire Croxford (Jun 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely long match many deuces, just finished before the rain started. Thanks Claire"  -- Val

Group Summary:

A real battle for the top spots in group Two with Tracey, never far off the pace, earning a excellent bronze and Suzy and Lien tying on points for the lead. In the end it all came down to their head-to-head, a match played to the soundtrack of a neighbouring 80s rock festival - "love will tear us apart". The match went to Lien and with it the group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Lien Hoang 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Suzy Burroughs [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Tracey Elliott 9.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Natalia Sandigurskaia 9.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Shingi Chingwaro 9.2 [L3] 1
  6. Irene Golding [L3]
  7. Rachel New [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSuzy Burroughs bt Natalia Sandigurskaia (Aug 3) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed playing Natalia again. We had a lot of fun rallies. Natalia got me several times with her powerful cross court shots. Thank you for a great match."  -- Suzy
Reveal CommentLien Hoang bt Rachel New (Jul 30) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to get this match played and on a lovely summer's evening. Thanks, Rachel," -- Lien
Reveal CommentSuzy Burroughs bt Shingi Chingwaro (Jul 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Shingi again on a pleasant, sunny evening. Shingi played some powerful shots that just flew past me! The score doesn't reflect our match as we had lots of rallies and deuces."  -- Suzy
Reveal CommentTracey Elliott bt Irene Golding (Jul 18) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game on another sunny afternoon. Irene played some lovely deep court shots, and the match was more competitive than the score line suggests."  -- Tracey
Natalia Sandigurskaia bt Rachel New (Jul 17) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentLien Hoang bt Suzy Burroughs (Jul 7) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match, with many games going to multiple deuces. At 4-4 in the seconded set, with Suzy to serve, this became our longest game yet - the deuces must have gone into double figures. With the distraction of a loud festival in the background playing 80s music, I somehow took the game and then had the advantage of serving with my back to the blinding afternoon sun. After the match was over we discovered we had utilised the full 2 hours of our court booking! Thanks for a great game, Suzy."  -- Lien
Reveal CommentTracey Elliott bt Natalia Sandigurskaia (Jul 3) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable match again. Natalia has a wonderful cross-court forehand whip and a versatile backhand. Most games were very close, going to deuce in the vast majority. Thanks Natalia!"  -- Tracey
Reveal CommentLien Hoang bt Irene Golding (Jul 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match on a nice summer evening. We played some good rallies with Irene having me run from corner to corner at times. Thanks, Irene!"  -- Lien
Reveal CommentSuzy Burroughs bt Rachel New (Jul 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed playing this match in the sun. Rachel certainly made me run and got me with a few drop shots. We had some deuces and a few hard hitting rallies."  -- Suzy
Reveal CommentTracey Elliott bt Shingi Chingwaro (Jul 1) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with some nice rallies and hard hitting on both sides. Shingi has an enviably consistent serve and some lovely passing shots. Thanks for a nice match, Shingi."  -- Tracey
Reveal CommentSuzy Burroughs bt Irene Golding (Jun 30) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Irene again. Perfect conditions on a sunny Sunday at the peaceful Kings Hall road. We had fun with some good rallies and deuces. Thank you Irene."  -- Suzy
Reveal CommentLien Hoang bt Natalia Sandigurskaia (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An at times wind affected match. Natalia played some strong ground strokes and had more chances for games than the score line suggest. Thanks for the game, Natalia."  -- Lien

Match of the Group:

Natalia Sandigurskaia bt Shingi Chingwaro (Jun 28) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentTracey Elliott bt Rachel New (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match on a humid morning. Rachel played some wonderful cross-court backhands that came from nowhere!"  -- Tracey
Reveal CommentSuzy Burroughs bt Tracey Elliott (Jun 21) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I'm dreadfully out-of-practice but Suzy and I had some good rallies in the sunshine, so can't be bad! Thanks for an enjoyable match, Suzy."  -- Tracey
Reveal CommentLien Hoang bt Tracey Elliott (Jun 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Despite being a bit out of practice, Tracey still has a strong serve and pulled off some killer forehand winners. Thanks for the game, Tracey."  -- Lien

Results

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

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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