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Collapse AllChelmsford Singles - Round 23 | Thursday 26 August 2021 to Wednesday 20 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 September 2021)

It was great to see so many players out on court during this Round, enjoying friendly, competitive tennis and making new friends. We hope you had a great time battling it out! There is just one more Round for 2021 and we’re looking forward to having you join us again. We think Local Tennis Leagues players are the keenest of them all, so it’ll be no surprise to see many of you back out there during the cooler months. Join now to secure your place!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Adam Drew [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Kyle Massingham 9.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Tom Guzik 10.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Imranali Panjwani [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Vishal Davda [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mohammed Shihab [W1, L4] 3
  7. Nick Bowes [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKyle Massingham bt Vishal Davda (Oct 16) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Vishal and nice to have met. Rocky first set from Vishal as I raced to 5-0 but he found his rhythm and clawed back 2 games and took the form into the 2nd which he led all the way up to the tie break so well played! Look forward to our next match, thanks Vishal! "  -- Kyle
Reveal CommentKyle Massingham bt Mohammed Shihab (Oct 10) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Shihab, tested me throughout, great to see a player take the net and put the pressure on. Some amazing running throughout, on what ended up quite a hot afternoon in the sun! "  -- Kyle
Reveal CommentAdam Drew bt Tom Guzik (Oct 4) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match again with Tom. Heavy rain before hand meant we warmed up sweeping the courts! Tom must be a fair weather player as he suffered in the wet first set but came back strongly when the surface dried up in the 2nd and it could've gone either way. He had consistent serving and a mean backhand as usual! Enjoyable game! Thanks"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentMohammed Shihab bt Vishal Davda (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice playing with you Vishal. It was a good match though we had to be cautious while running due to previous day's rain. Good luck for your rest of the matches "  -- Mohammed
Reveal CommentAdam Drew bt Mohammed Shihab (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match which was closer than the score suggests. Decent rallies and some games going to deuce. Good luck in the rest of your matches!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentImranali Panjwani bt Mohammed Shihab (Sep 25) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A challenging match with Mohammed. He defended well and put spin on some his shots. However, I did enough to win the match. Good luck in your future matches. Imranali"  -- Imranali
Reveal CommentKyle Massingham bt Imranali Panjwani (Sep 22) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, nearly every game went to deuce except one of my service games that Imranali took to love! Look forward to our next match"  -- Kyle
Reveal CommentTom Guzik bt Vishal Davda (Sep 21) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (12-10)

Player Comments:

  • "Ridiculously long and difficult match against Vishal. He come out the traps flying to take the 1st set and definitely felt like he was going to get his first win over me. I managed to take control in the 2nd, and at 3-1 in the 3rd with a couple of break points, felt like I had done enough to wrap this up. He kept close in the set and attacked when I was serving out the match to break me back. All that was left was the tiebreak which was just a war of attrition, Vish spurned a couple of match points and eventually I was able to do enough to crawl over the line. 2 and a half hours under the lights and the match was mercifully over! Well played Vish, won’t be long before you get that win over me! Good luck for the rest of your matches!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Guzik bt Mohammed Shihab (Sep 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always tough to play against Shihab but a enjoyable challenge! Got the crucial break at 4-4 to then serve out the set and was then able to control the match to see out the 2nd set. Good luck for the rest of your matches!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Guzik bt Imranali Panjwani (Sep 17) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Imran again, best of luck in the rest of your matches. "  -- Tom

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVishal Davda bt Imranali Panjwani (Sep 12) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match with Imranali! Some well fought rallies too. Best of luck with the rest of your games."  -- Vishal
Reveal CommentAdam Drew bt Vishal Davda (Sep 11) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Vish on a hot summer evening. He was unlucky on some key points and played some great tennis. Strong serve and backhand as usual! Best of luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Drew bt Kyle Massingham (Sep 9) 6-4, 3-6, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Belter of a match! Each set dominated by the respective player with a close tie break 3rd set. Relatively similar styles, with some booming serves and long tiring rallies. At one stage I had to lie down on court to recover! Flood lights came on for the 2nd set and Kyle played superbly. Very consistent player and he'll provide a good challenge in the rest of his matches. Best of luck!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentKyle Massingham bt Tom Guzik (Sep 5) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Tom great match. Tight first set then both started feeling the heat in the 2nd where I managed to find another gear. Look forward to our next hit! "  -- Kyle
Reveal CommentImranali Panjwani bt Nick Bowes (Sep 5) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play nick again and a good match."  -- Imranali
Reveal CommentAdam Drew bt Nick Bowes (Aug 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fast round the court and onsistent - Adam beat me convincingly with an all round solid match. A fun and energetic game. Thanks Adam."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentTom Guzik bt Nick Bowes (Aug 26) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "As ever Tom played a solid game and managed to win the points that mattered. An enjoyable game with some good rallies."  -- Nick

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Samantha Riding [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Harry Smith 10.2 [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Neel Sethi [W1, L1] 2
  4. Alison Bowditch [W1, L1] 2
  5. Benjamin Wong [L2]
  6. Donatien Chedom Fotso 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNeel Sethi bt Alison Bowditch (Sep 21) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match with the majority of the games going to deuce. Looking forward to playing Alison again in future. "  -- Neel
Reveal CommentAlison Bowditch bt Donatien Chedom Fotso (Sep 19) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Donny hasn't played for a while so it was great to welcome him to our league and play a couple of sets to ease him back in. Wish him luck in his remaining matches and look forward to meeting him again"  -- Alison
Reveal CommentSamantha Riding bt Neel Sethi (Sep 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Neel who hasn't played for a while but got better and better as the match went on. He managed to save 3 of my match points with great shots that I couldn't return! I eventually managed to complete the match but it wasn't easy! Well played Neel, look forward to playing you again in the future. Sam"  -- Samantha
Reveal CommentSamantha Riding bt Benjamin Wong (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Sam again on a surprisingly warm day!! It wasn't my day today, guess I played 2 days on the run and lacked match practice!!! Alison hit some great serves and placed the ball very well and I was hitting lots of unforced errors!! Best of luck in your next matches!!"  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentHarry Smith bt Benjamin Wong (Sep 4) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Harry! Harry raced to a 4 - 0 lead in the 1st set, but I managed to warm up into the match and make it 6 - 2. Harry has great placement skills and selection of shots! There were many deuces and rallies in the 3rd, but Harry ran away with it at 6 - 3 at the end!!"  -- Benjamin


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The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Chelmsford.

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. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 

Players' names, 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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