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  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
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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 AllCambridge Gardens & Richmond Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 8 December 2016 to Wednesday 15 February 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 11 January 2017)

Great to see new faces alongside the returners in this round and there were some impressive debuts made. Thanks to everyone for getting involved, we hope you enjoyed yourselves. Please do continue to help spread the word, we'd love to see the league grow further in 2017!

Group Summary:

Sam makes a brilliant debut notching up a win in each of his four matches without dropping a set. Manoj came closest to upsetting this pattern taking Sam to a first set tiebreak, but as so often is the case the tiebreak proved to be a game changer and Sam cruised through the second set. A special mention to Bruce and Richard who played out the only three setter in this round, battling through ice, rain and win to eventually finish this marathon match. And finally a well done to Clifford to finishes as runner up.

Final Rankings:

  1. Sam Armour [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Clifford Stevenson [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Richard Matthews 10.2 [W2, L2] 5
  4. Bruce Harrison 9.2 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Manoj Jangra [W1, L3] 2
  6. Rod Sumner 10.1 [L5]

Match Results:

Bruce Harrison bt Rod Sumner (Feb 9) 6-3, 6-1
Clifford Stevenson bt Bruce Harrison (Feb 5) 6-1, 6-1
Sam Armour bt Rod Sumner (Feb 4) 6-0, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBruce Harrison bt Richard Matthews (Feb 2) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a close match played over 2 weeks in icy, windy, and rainy conditions - but both players hit some good shots and it could've gone either way."  -- Bruce
Clifford Stevenson bt Manoj Jangra (Jan 28) 6-1, 6-0
Manoj Jangra bt Rod Sumner (Jan 22) 6-3, 6-2
Sam Armour bt Bruce Harrison (Jan 22) 6-2, 6-1
Sam Armour bt Richard Matthews (Jan 14) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentClifford Stevenson bt Rod Sumner (Jan 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good enjoyable match against a great competitor. Exactly what was needed for the new year."  -- Clifford
Reveal CommentRichard Matthews bt Rod Sumner (Jan 3) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable and competitive match with a lot of running put in by both players to cover the court - not an easy task when brushing off the cobwebs of Christmas & New Year! Glad to get 2017 underway with some really great rallies - cheers Rod"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Matthews bt Manoj Jangra (Dec 12) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable Monday morning match in which lots of games bounced from deuce to advantage and back. Some great rallies with a nice variety of shots too - thanks for the match Mani!"  -- Richard
Sam Armour bt Manoj Jangra (Dec 11) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

Group Summary:

A close call on the finish line between Matt and David with nothing to separate the two on points. Their head to head was a similarly tight affair but it was Matt who pipped David to the post in both sets and takes the win to top group two - well played both. Further down the table Richard and Domonic started this round with a titanic tussle that could have gone either way, in the end it was Richard who just had enough to finish victorious.

Final Rankings:

  1. Matt Dean 10.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. David Saville 10.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Philip Marvin [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Aman Sood [W2, L1] 4
  5. Richard Northern [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Domonic Noble 10.2 [W1, L2] 3
  7. ARZU BITAR
  8. Roann Ghosh

Match Results:

Aman Sood bt Richard Northern (Feb 8) 6-0, 6-0
Matt Dean bt Philip Marvin (Jan 26) 6-7 (1-7), 6-0, 6-4
Matt Dean bt Domonic Noble (Jan 21) 6-3, 6-4
Matt Dean bt Richard Northern (Jan 20) 6-3, 7-5
Aman Sood bt Philip Marvin (Jan 17) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentPhilip Marvin bt Richard Northern (Jan 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Philip Marvin won 6-1 6-2 vs Richard Norhtern"  -- Philip
David Saville bt Aman Sood (Jan 10) 6-2, 6-1
Domonic Noble bt Philip Marvin (Jan 8) 6-3, 7-5
David Saville bt Richard Northern (Dec 29) 6-3, 6-1
David Saville bt Philip Marvin (Dec 21) 6-1, 6-3
Matt Dean bt David Saville (Dec 13) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)

Match of the Group:

Richard Northern bt Domonic Noble (Dec 10) 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Group Summary:

Christopher was keen to make an impression on his debut winning four out of four to fly to the top of the table and earn promotion. Graham also managed to play four matches and as is often the case getting on the court led to success as two victories and bonus points give Graham second place. Thanks to everyone for their commentaries!

Final Rankings:

  1. Christopher Timms [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Graham Wilson [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Martine Lowe [W2, L1] 4
  4. Reza Karampour 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nuala Galazka [L1]
  6. Gunes Goler 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristopher Timms bt Gunes Goler (Feb 11) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Gunes and I played our game at the deserted Old deer Park in a Richmond. For council courts they were in reasonable condition. We had a good game with a Gunes' serve coming to life in the second set. Beware of his slice backhand-it's a weapon. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Timms bt Martine Lowe (Jan 22) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played Martine at Teddington LTC. Despite being freezing cold we had a great game with some long rallies and tactical play. Martine is a strong player with a super forehand that I really struggled against. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Timms bt Graham Wilson (Jan 8) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with some good rallies, shot play and laughter. Decent courts at the NPL too! "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentMartine Lowe bt Reza Karampour (Dec 21) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies and very enjoyable "  -- Martine
Reveal CommentChristopher Timms bt Reza Karampour (Dec 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game- good facilities."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentMartine Lowe bt Graham Wilson (Dec 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Met the lovely Graham at NPL Sports Ground. This was my first match and his 2nd Match. we played some good tennis and even though the score says different we did have some great rallies. Also lots of laughs. Thanks Graham "  -- Martine

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGraham Wilson bt Nuala Galazka (Dec 18) 7-6 (8-6), 4-4 Nuala Galazka Retired

Player Comments:

  • "We were really evenly matched with almost every game deuce your advantage my advantage and back to deuce.... Unfortunately Nuala is unwell and unable to finish the game. "  -- Graham
Reveal CommentGraham Wilson bt Reza Karampour (Dec 11) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We were fairly evenly matched with many games going to deuce"  -- Graham

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Cambridge Gardens & Richmond. 

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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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