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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everyone over the age of 18
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players.
  • Don't worry that you won't be good enough - playing matches is the best way to improve, and we use an online questionnaire to assess people's ability so you play only people of a roughly similar level
  • Affiliated to the LTA For adults aged 18 years and above 

Key points

  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
  • The evening before the round starts you will receive an email with all the contact details of the players in your group. Contact details are also posted to your Account Page
  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other player on their group once during the round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you complete three matches before the midpoint of a round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize (either a pair of Local Tennis Leagues dampeners, or a tube of tennis balls)
  • The winner of the group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winner of the group wins a voucher for £20 to be spent in the Local Tennis League online shop. A winner's certificate is also posted to the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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Collapse AllCambridge Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 3 October 2019 to Wednesday 27 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 October 2019)

80 matches were played in this round which is 70% of the total possible. That is a great result. Well done Cambridge, please take a bow, and here's to the next one in 2020!

Group Summary:

It could not have been much closer at the top with Daniel and Thomas on 5 wins each. It came down to Daniel winning a set in the only match he lost (against Thomas!) which took him to the top of the group. Gracious in defeat, he said Thomas controlled the big points really well, but Daniel takes gold this time and Thomas silver. Well played to them and special mention should be made of Viktor, the only player to play all seven matches in this group. Well done!

Final Rankings:

  1. Daniel Savage 8.2 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Thomas Biancuzzi [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Sam Coleman 6.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mingda Yuan 10.2 [W3, L2] 6
  5. Viktor Pesek [W2, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. James Stevens [W2, L3] 4
  7. Christian Hetmank 10.2 [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jed Virchis [L5]

Match Results:

Daniel Savage bt Jed Virchis (Nov 20) 6-0, 6-0
Christian Hetmank bt Jed Virchis (Nov 19) 7-5, 6-1
Daniel Savage bt James Stevens (Nov 19) 6-2, 6-1
Mingda Yuan bt Jed Virchis (Nov 18) 6-2, 6-0
James Stevens bt Viktor Pesek (Nov 17) 6-3, 6-3
Sam Coleman bt Jed Virchis (Nov 13) 6-0, 6-0
James Stevens bt Christian Hetmank (Nov 10) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentMingda Yuan bt James Stevens (Nov 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some great hitting from Mingda."  -- James
Mingda Yuan bt Viktor Pesek (Nov 4) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentThomas Biancuzzi bt Mingda Yuan (Oct 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thomas is such a good player and I'm exhausted after the match although it's just a two-set match. Looking forward to playing again soon! "  -- Mingda
Reveal CommentDaniel Savage bt Christian Hetmank (Oct 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Chilly night under the lights"  -- Daniel
Daniel Savage bt Viktor Pesek (Oct 22) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentThomas Biancuzzi bt Daniel Savage (Oct 21) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really high standard of play and hitting from Thomas. He really controlled the big points. Well played!"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Savage bt Mingda Yuan (Oct 20) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Mingda saved a few match points in the second set with some outrageous shots including a stunning return winner, sublime lob and a half-volley dropshot winner worthy of any YouTube highlight reel! Really enjoyable match"  -- Daniel
Thomas Biancuzzi bt Christian Hetmank (Oct 20) 6-0, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentThomas Biancuzzi bt Sam Coleman (Oct 16) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with really aggressive hitting from beginning to end - well played Thomas!"  -- Sam
Viktor Pesek bt Christian Hetmank (Oct 16) 6-3, 6-3
Viktor Pesek bt Jed Virchis (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-0
Sam Coleman bt James Stevens (Oct 13) 6-3, 6-2
Sam Coleman bt Viktor Pesek (Oct 12) 6-2, 6-4
Sam Coleman bt Christian Hetmank (Oct 10) 6-2, 6-1
Thomas Biancuzzi bt Viktor Pesek (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-0

Group Summary:

Christos marched to the top of this group with relative ease except for his game against Hamish when he broke his strings. He had however managed to do enough to win the group, so well played to him and also to runner up Antoine who managed to play in short sleeves at the end of October in what must have been a welcome break from the rain this round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Christos Malliakos [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Antoine Schatt [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Hamish Stuart Smith 8.2 [W3] 6
  4. Paul Clarke [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Apostolos Fourlis [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Leigh Chapman [L3]
  7. Joe Eldin withdrawn

Match Results:

Antoine Schatt bt Leigh Chapman (Nov 26) 6-2, 6-2
Hamish Stuart Smith bt Leigh Chapman (Nov 19) 6-0, 6-0
Christos Malliakos bt Leigh Chapman (Nov 17) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentHamish Stuart Smith bt Christos Malliakos (Nov 1) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We played indoors because it was raining. Poor Chris's racket stings broke early on. He used my racket, which is tricky to use. As a result the score was rather flattering to me. I look forward to future matches with Chris."  -- Hamish

Match of the Group:

Antoine Schatt bt Paul Clarke (Oct 28) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentAntoine Schatt bt Apostolos Fourlis (Oct 27) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Quite a busy day at Christ Piece today as the sun decided to show. Not an easy game on a slippery court and sunlight in the face but still an enjoyable moment. Happy to be able to play in short sleeves at the end of October," -- Antoine
Hamish Stuart Smith bt Apostolos Fourlis (Oct 19) 6-0, 6-2
Paul Clarke bt Apostolos Fourlis (Oct 18) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Christos Malliakos bt Antoine Schatt (Oct 17) 6-1, 6-1
Christos Malliakos bt Paul Clarke (Oct 10) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentChristos Malliakos bt Apostolos Fourlis (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great opponent, had a lovely time playing against Apostolos!"  -- Christos

Group Summary:

Every single player got their bonus points in this group which is no mean feat! Well done all. That meant every match mattered and a very high percentage of matches were played. Mark and Hannah both won 4 and lost one, but Mark picked up an extra point for the set he won in the match he lost (against Hannah!). So Mark is the champ and Hannah gets the kudos for beating him. Well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Mark Harper [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Hannah Dennis [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Charles Marrow [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rasmus Christensen [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Federico Baldi [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nakul Rampal [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Junior Agboola [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Nakul Rampal bt Hannah Dennis (Nov 17) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3
Mark Harper bt Nakul Rampal (Nov 16) 6-2, 6-2
Rasmus Christensen bt Junior Agboola (Nov 9) 6-1, 6-0
Federico Baldi bt Junior Agboola (Nov 2) 6-0, 6-1
Mark Harper bt Rasmus Christensen (Nov 2) 6-4, 6-4
Charles Marrow bt Rasmus Christensen (Oct 27) 6-4, 6-3
Mark Harper bt Junior Agboola (Oct 26) 6-0, 6-1
Federico Baldi bt Nakul Rampal (Oct 20) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Mark Harper bt Charles Marrow (Oct 20) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
Hannah Dennis bt Junior Agboola (Oct 20) 6-0, 6-0
Rasmus Christensen bt Nakul Rampal (Oct 19) 6-2, 7-6 (10-8)

Match of the Group:

Rasmus Christensen bt Federico Baldi (Oct 19) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentHannah Dennis bt Mark Harper (Oct 19) 6-0, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game some very long rallies!"  -- Mark
Hannah Dennis bt Charles Marrow (Oct 9) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
Charles Marrow bt Nakul Rampal (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-3
Hannah Dennis bt Federico Baldi (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-4
Charles Marrow bt Junior Agboola (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-0

Group Summary:

Almost everyone got their bonus points here and almost every match was played. Well done. Owen tops the group with four wins to his credit, and all without a set lost (though Michael nearly took one!). A good win for him after coming third in the group last time. Congratulations to him and also to runner up Richard who finished a couple of points behind.

Final Rankings:

  1. Owen Crawford 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Richard Hodge 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Michael Zahner [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Pierre Khoury [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Gaetano Cervino 10.1 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Sergio Balaguer [L1]

Match Results:

Richard Hodge bt Michael Zahner (Nov 24) 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-1
Owen Crawford bt Gaetano Cervino (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentOwen Crawford bt Michael Zahner (Oct 29) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Super close match! Thank you for a great game!"  -- Owen
Reveal CommentMichael Zahner bt Gaetano Cervino (Oct 27) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect weather for this match. Well played Gaetano, lots of long rallys and long games."  -- Michael

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMichael Zahner bt Pierre Khoury (Oct 25) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (13-11)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Pierre! Lots of long games with many deuce points. Tough conditions with the wind, but still very competitive!"  -- Michael
Owen Crawford bt Pierre Khoury (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-3
Richard Hodge bt Gaetano Cervino (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentPierre Khoury bt Gaetano Cervino (Oct 17) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, long rallies and good volleys."  -- Pierre
Reveal CommentPierre Khoury bt Sergio Balaguer (Oct 11) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun but very windy game!"  -- Pierre
Reveal CommentRichard Hodge bt Pierre Khoury (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match, lots of drop shots and lobs! "  -- Richard
Owen Crawford bt Richard Hodge (Oct 5) 6-3, 6-2

Group Summary:

Tennis often comes down to consistency versus unforced errors and it sounds as if John managed to get the balance right. He won four of his five matches to top the group - well done. Rodrigo, however was hot on his heels and actually beat the champ in a very close three setter which included a first set tie break. Had he played a few more matches, who knows what might have happened. No bonus points here but well done all on getting so many matches played.

Final Rankings:

  1. John Bateman [W4, L1] 9 WINNER
  2. Rodrigo Lanza [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Joachim Kehren 9.2 [W3, L2] 6
  4. Susie Newman [W2, L3] 5
  5. Cressida Stevens [W1, L3] 3
  6. Sarur Chaudhary [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRodrigo Lanza bt Susie Newman (Nov 24) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Despite an impromptu rescheduling due to the fact that both of us had forgotten about short daylight hours, we managed to get a good quality match in. Lots of close games, so the match was much closer than the scoreline might suggest. Thanks, Susie!"  -- Rodrigo
Reveal CommentJohn Bateman bt Cressida Stevens (Nov 23) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Cressida for a very enjoyable game. Many games went to deuce in the first set. Excellent backhand passing shots from you, well done."  -- John
Reveal CommentRodrigo Lanza bt John Bateman (Nov 16) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match that could have gone either way - lots of very good rallies. Thanks for the match, John!"  -- Rodrigo
Reveal CommentJohn Bateman bt Sarur Chaudhary (Nov 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable match. Sarur was on the verge of winning more games, only to be let down by unforced errors when ahead. Well done Sarur for producing the shot of the match . Look forward to a rematch sometime. John "  -- John
Reveal CommentJoachim Kehren bt Cressida Stevens (Nov 12) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very early start, and we had the courts to ourselves. Cool but sunny, with the sun making play a little difficult on one side of the court. Reliable serving by both players, and some great returns by Cressida. Cressida took full advantage of the balls coming short, in the cold conditions early on, putting balls away safely out of Joachim's reach. By the middle of the match the balls were travelling a little more, which seemed to give Joachim an advantage, as he gradually asserted himself to win a match that could have gone either way."  -- Joachim
Reveal CommentRodrigo Lanza bt Joachim Kehren (Nov 10) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with very close and intense rallies - thanks, Joachim!"  -- Rodrigo
Cressida Stevens bt Sarur Chaudhary (Nov 10) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentJoachim Kehren bt Sarur Chaudhary (Nov 9) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good that we did not meat at 9:30 as I had suggested. Jesus Green hosts a social session in the morning and it was very busy still even when we arrived, although officially finished. "  -- Joachim
Reveal CommentSusie Newman bt Cressida Stevens (Nov 7) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Although the weather wasn't great we still managed to get a decent match in. Cressida had amazing stamina and seemed to reach and return every shot. Her drop shots were well placed and difficult to reach! Enjoyable game "  -- Susie
Joachim Kehren bt Susie Newman (Nov 3) 7-5, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJohn Bateman bt Susie Newman (Nov 3) 7-5, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Susie for such an excellent game of tennis. Such an even contest, which was really enjoyable and exhausting in equal measure ."  -- John
Reveal CommentSusie Newman bt Sarur Chaudhary (Oct 31) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect morning for a game. Fun rallies, both players being made run all over the court. Real mix of shots being played. "  -- Susie
Reveal CommentJohn Bateman bt Joachim Kehren (Oct 29) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable, closely fought game against Joachim. His serve and cross court backhands are potent weapons. My win was down to,(I think), fewer unforced errors. Look forward to our next match Joachim."  -- John

Group Summary:

A quiet-ish group with five matches played and one walkover. A shame not to see more action but well done to the group winner Colin and runner up Dominic.

Final Rankings:

  1. Colin Sherwood [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Dominic Noble [W1, L1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Tim Ellis [W1, L1] 2
  4. Thomas Meek [W1, L2] 2
  5. Theo Turvill [L2]
  6. Richard Atkins

Match Results:

Colin Sherwood bt Tim Ellis (Nov 25) Walkover
Tim Ellis bt Thomas Meek (Nov 10) 6-1, 7-5

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentThomas Meek bt Dominic Noble (Nov 9) 6-0, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match in beautiful weather. "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentColin Sherwood bt Theo Turvill (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with some good sharp angles played."  -- Colin
Reveal CommentDominic Noble bt Theo Turvill (Oct 15) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "good game, with some nice drop shots and close net play"  -- Theo
Reveal CommentColin Sherwood bt Thomas Meek (Oct 5) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with some good rallies and very high lobs! "  -- Colin

Results

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

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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