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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
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Collapse AllCavendish Rec & Queensmead Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 3 October 2019 to Wednesday 27 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 October 2019)

An excellent round to wrap up the tennis for 2019. Thanks for getting all these matches set up and played. It will be 2020 and time for Round 19 before you know it, but till then, have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year!

Group Summary:

Well done to Stephen on his group win in his first Cavendish and Queensmead League outing! And it was an excellent group full of entertaining matches and committed players. Steve gave the champ the closest shave on court (in a match that remains unfinished) but Gianfranco was closest in the points chase, earning the silver. Lovely to see that everyone notched up at least one win!

Final Rankings:

  1. Stephen Bean [W5, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Gianfranco Celani 8.1 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Gavin Boorman [W3, L1] 6
  4. Richard Woodnorth 8.2 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Steve James [W2, UF1] 5
  6. Rob Parsons 9.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Pablo D'amore 10.2 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGavin Boorman bt Pablo D'amore (Nov 23) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game in the wet. Cheers Pablo!"  -- Gavin
Steve James bt Richard Woodnorth (Nov 17) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)
Steve James bt Gianfranco Celani (Nov 17) 6-4, 6-0
Stephen Bean bt Rob Parsons (Nov 10) 6-0, 6-1
Gianfranco Celani bt Pablo D'amore (Nov 5) 7-5, 6-1
Gianfranco Celani bt Rob Parsons (Nov 3) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentStephen Bean bt Gavin Boorman (Nov 3) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight first set. Good tennis conditions apart from the failing light at the end. Thanks for the game Gavin"  -- Stephen
Richard Woodnorth bt Rob Parsons (Oct 27) 6-3, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentStephen Bean v Steve James (Oct 26) 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-1) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A really tight match although Steve was 5-4 up in the second serving for the match. Windy conditions. Tough battle"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentGianfranco Celani bt Richard Woodnorth (Oct 23) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very tough match. In the end we were both exhausted. Richard played a game up front, with lots of voleé ... but it wasn't enough to win!"  -- Gianfranco
Reveal CommentPablo D'amore bt Richard Woodnorth (Oct 20) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game....thank you very much Richard."  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentStephen Bean bt Gianfranco Celani (Oct 20) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I'm not quite sure what was stronger, the wind or the rain, with a very slippery court. Too risky to get hurt keep playing."  -- Gianfranco
Reveal CommentGavin Boorman bt Rob Parsons (Oct 19) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with some long rallies in a hard fought 2nd set. Cheers for the game Rob."  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentStephen Bean bt Richard Woodnorth (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Richard and thanks for the lift back to the station "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentGavin Boorman bt Gianfranco Celani (Oct 9) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Entertaining game with some good rallies. Well played Gianfranco!"  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentStephen Bean bt Pablo D'amore (Oct 7) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game Pablo "  -- Stephen
Rob Parsons bt Pablo D'amore (Oct 5) 6-0, 6-2

Group Summary:

A fantastic debut round for Kunal unbeaten over seven excellent matches - and some of them were real battles. The victory must be all the sweeter given the talent displayed by the chasing players. Of them, Milan (just) came closest to catching Kunal in the points race, edging Ivan in to third place (Milan, Ivan and Pavan all won four matches each). A great group and thanks for the lovely commentaries too!

Final Rankings:

  1. Kunal Thadani 10.1 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Milan Nandha [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ivan Fabijanic 8.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Pavan Mehra 10.1 [W4, L2] 8
  5. Steve Grace 9.2 [W1, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Sandeep Patil 10.2 [W2, L4] 5
  7. Chris Cox 9.2 [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Nanthagopal Kumar [L1] withdrawn
  9. Gananathan Vahiesan [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPavan Mehra bt Sandeep Patil (Nov 26) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match with very enjoyable rallies. "  -- Pavan
Reveal CommentSandeep Patil bt Chris Cox (Nov 24) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Had a good match. Chris was good with his defence. We had some very good rallies. Well played Chris."  -- Sandeep
Reveal CommentPavan Mehra bt Steve Grace (Nov 23) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable and competitive match. Some good winners from both. Thanks Steve. "  -- Pavan
Reveal CommentMilan Nandha bt Sandeep Patil (Nov 17) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match lasting 1hr 15 min. The games where much closer going to duces in most of the games. There were some decent rallies and lobs. Thank for the match Sandeep and good luck with your remaining games- Milan "  -- Milan
Reveal CommentKunal Thadani bt Pavan Mehra (Nov 17) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with lot of competitive games. Good luck Pavan with the rest of the league."  -- Kunal
Reveal CommentPavan Mehra bt Ivan Fabijanic (Nov 10) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Interesting match. rally’s were shorter. Was close for a while. Both players able to find winners. Glad it didn’t enter a final set"  -- Pavan
Reveal CommentKunal Thadani bt Sandeep Patil (Nov 9) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, really enjoyed the second set. Good luck Sandeep with the rest of the matches. "  -- Kunal
Reveal CommentKunal Thadani bt Milan Nandha (Nov 8) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, really enjoyed it. It went the distance with a lot of good rallies. Good luck Milan with the rest of the league!"  -- Kunal
Reveal CommentIvan Fabijanic bt Sandeep Patil (Nov 3) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Not an easy match ro win, as Sandeep put a good fight today, especially when he came back to 5:5 after being 5:2 and 40:0 down in the first set. Some nice rallies and a marathon, more than 10 deuces game at 3:2 in the second. Best of luck for other matches. "  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentMilan Nandha bt Steve Grace (Nov 3) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great Match with Steve lasting just over an hour. In the first set I was able capitalise on the break points and held my serve. The second set was much closer and both us kept on losing serve. Being 5-4 down serving to stay in the set, I was able to take the next two games to finish of the match in two sets. Steve nearly took the match to third set so well done to Steve. Good luck with the rest of your matches Steve - Milan "  -- Milan
Reveal CommentIvan Fabijanic bt Milan Nandha (Oct 30) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match that lasted 1h and 40 mins. A lot of close games, with deuces and some really, really good rallies. Milan almost had a super-come back in the 2nd set, after getting to 6:5 lead from being 5:2 down, but at the end I managed to wrap the match up in 2 sets. Thanks for a great tennis and good luck with the remaining matches."  -- Ivan
  • "Great match with Ivan, it was a match with missed opportunities with so many break points saved by Ivan. Well done to Ivan. At 5-2 down in the second set serving to stay in the match, I seemed to have found some form and went up 6-5 and serving for the set. Unfortunately, lost my serve and the tie break. Thanks for a great match Ivan and good luck with the rest of your matches," -- Milan
Reveal CommentKunal Thadani bt Steve Grace (Oct 29) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with a lot of great rallies and deuce games. Thanks Steve and good luck for the rest of the league! "  -- Kunal
Reveal CommentMilan Nandha bt Chris Cox (Oct 29) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good Game with number of duces lasting just under an hour. Thanks Chris and good luck with the rest of your matches. - Milan "  -- Milan
Reveal CommentSandeep Patil bt Steve Grace (Oct 27) 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "Another 3 setter, and the fact we opted for a 10 point tie break in the 3rd set probably tells you how we were feeling and how close to courts booking running out.......Still I got 1 point and a free can of balls now, so overall a good day. Well played Sandeep, good luck with the rest of the matches "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentPavan Mehra bt Chris Cox (Oct 26) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Wind affected match. Balanced in the rallies. Service made the difference"  -- Pavan
Reveal CommentIvan Fabijanic bt Chris Cox (Oct 20) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tough, long match. Chris just kept returning everything I threw at him. So many times I thought I finally hit a winner, only for the ball to came back... again and again... Well played Chris and good luck! "  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentMilan Nandha bt Pavan Mehra (Oct 20) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match lasting 1hr 30min. Good conditions to play the match and most of the games went to deuces. Some long rallies in the games with some hard hitting shots. Thanks Pavan and good luck with rest of your matches. "  -- Milan
Reveal CommentSteve Grace bt Chris Cox (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match lots of long rallies, hope we play again soon, good luck with he rest of he round Chris"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentKunal Thadani bt Chris Cox (Oct 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Chris. Good luck!"  -- Kunal
Reveal CommentKunal Thadani bt Gananathan Vahiesan (Oct 15) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, very competitive and a match of fine margins. First set serving for the set at 6-5, we had the game of the tournament possibly with atleast 8-10 deuces and number of set points and break points saved. Can’t help but feel that was a pivotal moment in the match. Good luck!"  -- Kunal

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentIvan Fabijanic bt Steve Grace (Oct 13) 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "I've always said I don't mind losing if I've been in a match, well scrap that I'm gutted....5-3 up in the 3rd set and even had match point in the tie-breaker, I thought my time to beat Ivan had come, but it wasn't to be, well played Ivan, if this doesn't become the match of he round I'm giving up tennis, all we needed was the oohs and aarhs from a crowd as the match twisted and turned and it could have been on the the telel "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentKunal Thadani bt Nanthagopal Kumar (Oct 10) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good, competitive match - very tough windy conditions."  -- Kunal

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Cavendish Rec & Queensmead.

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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