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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
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Collapse AllBromley Tennis For Free Women's Singles - Round 9 | Thursday 29 August 2019 to Wednesday 23 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 September 2019)

If you ever wanted a definition of friendly, competitive tennis, look no further than this ninth round of the Bromley women's league. Virtually every match was played and each one came with a supportive commentary that brought the action alive and highlighted the camaraderie of the tennis. Thank you all for playing and supporting the league and each other's tennis. Here's to the next round in early 2020. Meanwhile, have a great Christmas and New Year!

Group Summary:

All but two matches played in this terrific round of the women's league and there were loads of thrilling matches. Barbara was the in-form player and returns to the top spot with an unbeaten run of eight matches. Maria on her return to the league, was hot on Barbara's heels earning the silver and taking the champ to three sets in the process. And thanks in part to bonus points Lucy edged ahead of Jade for third place. In fact, in this busiest of groups, Jade was the only player not to earn her bonus points! Well done everyone, this really was a round to remember.

Final Rankings:

  1. Barbara Pouw 8.1 [W8] 18 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Maria Chandler 9.1 [W6, L2] 15 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Lucy Brown 8.1 [W5, L2] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jude Urwin 8.2 [W5, L3] 13
  5. Val Cox 8.2 [W5, L3] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Lien Hoang 9.1 [W2, L5] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Silvia Torpy [W2, L6] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Claire Croxford [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Tracey Elliott 9.2 [L8] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVal Cox bt Lien Hoang (Oct 27) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game I definitely benefited from Lien having been on holiday. Lovely sunny morning after our cancellations from rain. Looking forward to next match. "  -- Val
Reveal CommentLucy Brown bt Jude Urwin (Oct 20) 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "Jude played really well and the match could have gone either way. In the end, I won in a championship tiebreak but we both played some great tennis. Thanks for the game."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentLucy Brown bt Tracey Elliott (Oct 20) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tracey played really well and was leading 4-1 in the 1st set. I had to change both my racket and my tactics to get back into the game. Thanks for an enjoyable game."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentSilvia Torpy bt Claire Croxford (Oct 17) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "As always, it was really enjoyable to play with Claire. Very even match, shame the weather was pretty nasty. Looking forward to the next round! Silvia x"  -- Silvia
  • "We started playing on the 17th Sept at 12:30 but we had to stop due to the rain at around 1:45. The score at the time was 7-5, 4-5 for me. On the 18th at 12:30 we continued the match and I won the next game so final score was 6-4 for me," -- Silvia
Reveal CommentMaria Chandler bt Jude Urwin (Oct 13) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This match had it all. Awful weather conditions, slippery court, aces and doubles faults, great rallies at times the we both made mistakes. We even had to negotiate overrunning our allotted slot as our match was so long. Well played Jude, looking forward to the next one. "  -- Maria
Reveal CommentVal Cox bt Maria Chandler (Oct 12) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Oh my goodness what a great game with long rallies many deuces and some great shots. Maria was really consistent at the net. played in the light rain on clay which was a great surface to be on, thank you Maria for gently cajoling me into playing -rightly as the rain was not too bad , looking forward to the rematch."  -- Val
Reveal CommentSilvia Torpy bt Tracey Elliott (Oct 8) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Tracey and I had a truly thrilling match, lots of rallies and duces. She almost got the third set as well as the tie break when I was down 1-5. The wind played quite a role changing the direction of the ball in the most unexpected way a few times or during serve. Great fun, I hope we will meet again. Silvia "  -- Silvia
Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Claire Croxford (Oct 8) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match with fun rallies. Claire suffered a bit with her serve which enabled me to attack the short balls. Thanks for the game Claire - it's always nice to play you. "  -- Jude
Reveal CommentVal Cox bt Silvia Torpy (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies and fast serves from Silvia, we were lucky to have great tennis weather, thanks for the game and hope to meet up again in the league."  -- Val
Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Lien Hoang (Oct 6) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Such a close battle. Lien was very unlucky not to come away with at least a point from this match. I was behind in both sets and was very fortunate to get the last game in the first set when two of Lien's ferocious forehands narrowly missed the court. We both had to contend with the damp surface and blustery conditions. But I managed to find a way to reduce the effectiveness of her serve and that was just enough to see me over the line. Thanks for a great match Lien."  -- Jude
Reveal CommentLucy Brown bt Silvia Torpy (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable game."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Jude Urwin (Oct 5) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match where the points kept going back and forth. We played many lovely rallies with a few net points and lobs here and there. Thank you Jude, for making me run for my points!"  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Val Cox (Oct 3) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Val and I played a lovely match again. I needed to work hard today to pull the match my way. I feel Val is getting better with every match, so I already look forward to our next match."  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Tracey Elliott (Oct 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match with some great points. "  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Tracey Elliott (Sep 30) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match. Tracey's slice disrupted my rhythm and nearly won her the first set after I faltered at 4-1 up. In the second set I managed to get a bit more consistency on my first serve. Look forward to playing again. "  -- Jude

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Maria Chandler (Sep 28) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We played a very varied match with many great points, but it was also a battle against the wind and we both struggled with consistency. Thanks for playing Maria. I enjoyed our match."  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentLien Hoang bt Tracey Elliott (Sep 27) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very gusty morning! As with the last time we played, good serving and some great forehand returns from Tracey."  -- Lien
Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Silvia Torpy (Sep 23) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match with long rallies. Silvia has good strokes but I was on good form today; pretty consistent on both wings and on serve so was able to manoeuvre her round just enough. "  -- Jude
Reveal CommentVal Cox bt Tracey Elliott (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "really nice game on a very sunny morning. Score does not reflect the deuces and rallies, Tracey had some very strong passing shots , good luck with you other matches. "  -- Val
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Claire Croxford (Sep 19) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match in great weather. Thank you, Claire!"  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentMaria Chandler bt Silvia Torpy (Sep 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely game, well played Silvia. The score doesn’t reflect the close games with lots of deuces that we had. Good luck for your other matches. "  -- Maria
Reveal CommentClaire Croxford bt Tracey Elliott (Sep 18) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet and play Tracey on such a beautiful day. We both were frustrated with our game and the blazing sun at one end of the court made some service games very challenging. Despite this we had some fun, long games and several deuces. Enjoy the rest of your games Tracey. "  -- Claire
Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Val Cox (Sep 17) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect sunny weather for the resumption of our rivalry. I got off to a slow start as Val pinged her winners around, but I slowly clawed my way back into the game with the help of a bit more consistency on my serve. There were some epic rallies and many deuces. Also some lucky let cords for me and I managed to just nudge that first set. In the second set consistency went down for both of us although the rallies were still hard fought. I was soundly beaten by several of Val's return winners but ultimately probably just had a bit more left in the tank, as they say. Always great playing you Val and look forward to the next battle. "  -- Jude
Reveal CommentMaria Chandler bt Tracey Elliott (Sep 16) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for playing, Tracey. You have a great serve and ground strokes - as we said, practice makes perfect. Good luck for the rest of the round. "  -- Maria
Reveal CommentLien Hoang bt Silvia Torpy (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Silvia upped her game in the second set where she hit a series of return winners and we played some great rallies. Also some very strong serving from Silvia which caught me off guard a few times. A very enjoyable game - thanks, Silvia."  -- Lien
Reveal CommentMaria Chandler bt Lucy Brown (Sep 15) 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Wow, what a match! Played under a hot late summer sun, we had a real battle. Great rallies, lots of deuce games and a tie break to finish us off. We have deserved our Sunday lunch and drinks. Well played, Lucy!"  -- Maria
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Lucy Brown (Sep 14) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. Lucy plays lovely slice shots which are very challenging to return. Lucy, you bring out the best in me. I wish I always played that well against other opponents too. I already look forward to the rematch."  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentVal Cox bt Claire Croxford (Sep 13) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely game on a lovely sunny day. Some long deuce games and some great passing shots from Claire."  -- Val
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Silvia Torpy (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Welcome to the league, Silvia. We played a very enjoyable match."  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentLucy Brown bt Val Cox (Sep 8) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great game as usual. Val gave me a really good battle in the 1st set and I had to work hard to pull away and win it. Thanks for the game."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Lien Hoang (Sep 8) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match with many close points. In the second half of the match things edged more my way, but we had many deuces along tbe way."  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentMaria Chandler bt Claire Croxford (Sep 7) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A delightful match despite the odd weather conditions! Some excellent cross court forehands and volley defence from the baseline, Claire. Thank you for the lovely match and see you soon!"  -- Maria
Reveal CommentLucy Brown bt Lien Hoang (Sep 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game in the sunshine. We both had some good rallies and winning shots. Thanks for the game."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentMaria Chandler bt Lien Hoang (Aug 31) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A nice three-set thriller to start off this round! Well played, Lien. We had some great rallies and your net approach shots were very successful. Good luck for the rest of the round. "  -- Maria

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) 

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)