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Collapse AllCavendish Rec & Queensmead Singles - Round 19 | Thursday 23 January 2020 to Wednesday 18 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 February 2020)

A nice set of matches to help us through the winter and, as it turns out, keep the memory of friendly, competitve tennis alive and well while we all concentrate on getting through this crisis. See you back on court soon we hope.

Group Summary:

And that's two group wins in a row for Stephen who battled hard for his victory, holding off a challenge from Ross who matched him for points thanks to picking up his scheduling bonus. It all came down to their head-to-head, a match greeted with a fifteen minute hail storm and bright sunshine. Sums up the all-season tennis of this round and the high-drama of so many of these excellent matches.

Final Rankings:

  1. Stephen Bean [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Ross Joynes 8.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Gavin Boorman 10.2 [W2, L3] 6
  4. Gianfranco Celani 8.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Milan Nandha [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Rob Parsons 9.1 [W1, L3] 2
  7. Advait Kapadia 8.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGavin Boorman bt Rob Parsons (Mar 14) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A tight 2nd set with quite a few lengthy rallies as Rob played some nice shots. Cheers for the game!"  -- Gavin
Ross Joynes bt Gavin Boorman (Mar 7) 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 (7-4)

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentStephen Bean bt Gavin Boorman (Mar 7) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really tight match. Gavin had some match points in the second. His court coverage is exemplary. "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentGavin Boorman bt Milan Nandha (Mar 1) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the rain shower was a tight first set going with serve most of the way. Cheers for the game Milan."  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentStephen Bean bt Ross Joynes (Feb 29) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really tight second set. We endured a proper 15 minute hail storm today and then brilliant sunshine. Cheers Ross "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Bean bt Rob Parsons (Feb 23) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good battle with Rob. Very blustery. Some good deuce games"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentRoss Joynes bt Gianfranco Celani (Feb 17) 7-6 (7-5) Gianfranco Celani Retired

Player Comments:

  • "I got 2 lucky net chords in the tie break and then gianfranco got injured. Tennis gods were shining on me!"  -- Ross
Reveal CommentStephen Bean bt Milan Nandha (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Milan"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentRob Parsons bt Milan Nandha (Feb 2) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Milan. Thought I had you at 5-1 up serving for the match in the 2nd but good fight back. Thanks for the game."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentStephen Bean bt Gianfranco Celani (Feb 2) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A match with a lot of wind"  -- Gianfranco
Ross Joynes bt Rob Parsons (Feb 1) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentGianfranco Celani bt Gavin Boorman (Jan 29) 7-6 (7-1), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "what a battle! More than two hours match with many long rallies. I played a perfect tie break that gave me the strength and confidence to continue suffering. "  -- Gianfranco
Ross Joynes bt Milan Nandha (Jan 26) 6-2, 6-1

Group Summary:

Ivan came through two absolute classics and a competitve tussle with runner-up Steve to claim the group win - well played! Even though there weren't as many matches as ideal (after a withdrawal and one player who didn't get going) excellent tennis was played in this group.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ivan Fabijanic 8.2 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Steve Grace 9.2 [W1, L1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Sathish Kamath [L2] 1
  4. Pablo D'amore 10.2 [L1] 1
  5. Chris Cox 9.2 withdrawn
  6. Pavan Mehra 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIvan Fabijanic bt Sathish Kamath (Mar 14) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a match to finish this round! Almost 2 full hours of ups and downs, some quite good rallies and very enjoyable overall. Sathish took the first set with some impressive winners and consistency of his play. I managed to improve my first serve and reduce unforced errors in the second set. The third set was a close affair where I needed 8 match points to finish it. Thanks Sathish!"  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentIvan Fabijanic bt Steve Grace (Mar 8) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match in windy conditions. Thanks Steve! "  -- Ivan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentIvan Fabijanic bt Pablo D'amore (Feb 2) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very good match which took 3 sets to decide the winner. The 2nd set was quite close. Very strong gusts of wind throughout did not help and made some of the shots to look like they were made using the special effects. Good luck Pablo for other matches. "  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentSteve Grace bt Sathish Kamath (Jan 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was good to get back playing again after Christmas, the match was closer than the scoreline suggests, lots of deuces. Thanks for the match Sathish"  -- Steve