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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!)
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  • 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 

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  • 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 players in 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 AllClapham Common Singles - Round 49 | Thursday 5 September 2019 to Wednesday 30 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 October 2019)

Tougher than ideal for some players to get their matches in this time, but that said there were some wonderful matches in this round. So are you up for doing it all over again in the 10 week, 2019 into 2020 round. That will be our half century, 50th round so we would love to have you playing!

Group Summary:

An excellent run of three wins from newcomer Alexander sees him take the top group win on his first attempt. The only regret is that he didn't get to play Campbell who matched him for wins and only lost out in the race to the top spot because of a slightly inferior record on sets and games conceded. Now that's a match to look forward to next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Alexander Orr [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Campbell Hodgson [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Oliver Rands [W2, L1] 5
  4. Johnny Croft [W1, L2] 2
  5. Matthew Teys 9.2 [L2] 1
  6. Mark Jenkins [L2]
  7. Nicholas Earp [L2]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Campbell Hodgson bt Oliver Rands (Oct 20) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Alexander Orr bt Johnny Croft (Oct 19) 6-2, 6-4
Oliver Rands bt Nicholas Earp (Oct 13) 6-1, 6-0
Alexander Orr bt Matthew Teys (Sep 28) 7-5, 6-3
Campbell Hodgson bt Nicholas Earp (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-0
Alexander Orr bt Mark Jenkins (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-2
Campbell Hodgson bt Mark Jenkins (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-3
Oliver Rands bt Johnny Croft (Sep 14) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJohnny Croft bt Matthew Teys (Sep 7) 4-6, 6-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy! Could have gone either way"  -- Johnny

Group Summary:

Sophie continues her group-winning form from last time with another excellent and very efficient display of tennis. Just three matches (and three wins) were enough to take her to the winning the position - by battling past James in their head-to-head she broke their points tie. OK Sophie, Group One here we go!

Final Rankings:

  1. Sophie Harris [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. James Edbrooke [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Remy Delolme 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  4. Claudio Ferrarese 9.2 [W1, L2] 2
  5. Jake Peters [L3] 1
  6. Ciaran Burke 10.2
  7. Kumaran Surenthirathas 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSophie Harris bt Remy Delolme (Oct 29) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Rémy. Look forward to playing again sometime."  -- Sophie
Reveal CommentSophie Harris bt Jake Peters (Oct 23) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Glad we dragged ourselves out despite the rain. Fun match, thank you!"  -- Sophie
Reveal CommentJames Edbrooke bt Jake Peters (Oct 20) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking match, close as you can get. Thanks for the game Jake"  -- James

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSophie Harris bt James Edbrooke (Oct 10) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Gail force winds made this pretty challenging for both of us! Thanks for the game."  -- Sophie
Reveal CommentJames Edbrooke bt Remy Delolme (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tough conditions but good to get a match in. Thanks for the game Remy!"  -- James
James Edbrooke bt Claudio Ferrarese (Oct 3) Walkover
Reveal CommentClaudio Ferrarese bt Jake Peters (Sep 28) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, Jake was a great opponent and made me sweat every point!"  -- Claudio
Reveal CommentRemy Delolme bt Claudio Ferrarese (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great court and beautiful weather. Close match with long games. "  -- Remy

Group Summary:

Victor is another player rapidly rising through the groups and though Stephen was able to call a temporary halt the to the run of wins, this was another very impressive group triumph. Well done on the win Victor and for being one of only two players in the whole round who completed a double hat-trick of wins!

Final Rankings:

  1. Victor Naar [W6, L1] 12 WINNER
  2. Andrew Fitzpatrick 7.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. David Caroli [W1, L4] 5
  4. Dario Cracco [W2, L2] 4
  5. Stephen Bilbe [W2, L2] 4
  6. Francois Le Brun 9.2 [W2, L3] 4
  7. Andrea Gnoli [L1]
  8. Will Lynn [L2]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Victor Naar bt Andrew Fitzpatrick (Oct 27) 6-0, 2-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentFrancois Le Brun bt David Caroli (Oct 27) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Long match played under the sun (and in the eyes!). Tight match that could have gone either way. Lovely comeback by David from 5-2 down in the second set to force the decisive third set. All the best and hope to play again soon David."  -- Francois
Victor Naar bt Francois Le Brun (Oct 25) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentDavid Caroli bt Dario Cracco (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with lots of amazing rallies! Thanks Dario!"  -- David
Reveal CommentDario Cracco bt Stephen Bilbe (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match much closer than the score suggests - lots of deuces and super long rallies! The first two games alone took about 20 mins :) thanks Stephen for a fantastic game. "  -- Dario
Dario Cracco bt Francois Le Brun (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentFrancois Le Brun bt Will Lynn (Oct 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Slippery court and played under menacing grey clouds but a fun game nevertheless. Had to fight and certainly didn't feel like a 6-1; 6-1. Thanks for the match Will. All the best with the rest of your games!"  -- Francois
Victor Naar bt Andrea Gnoli (Oct 6) 6-4, 6-2
Stephen Bilbe bt David Caroli (Oct 5) 5-7, 7-5, 6-4
Victor Naar bt Dario Cracco (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-4
Victor Naar bt Will Lynn (Oct 5) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndrew Fitzpatrick bt David Caroli (Sep 28) 6-0, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions resulted in some scrappy tennis at times. Overall, great match with lots of changes in lead that came right down to the end."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Fitzpatrick bt Stephen Bilbe (Sep 28) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match despite our 3rd opponent, the wind. Long rallies, leading to long games and very tense moments. Overall, good fun "  -- Andrew
Stephen Bilbe bt Victor Naar (Sep 21) 6-4, 6-4
Victor Naar bt David Caroli (Sep 21) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndrew Fitzpatrick bt Francois Le Brun (Sep 20) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great tennis match on a beautiful sunny morning"  -- Andrew

Group Summary:

A shame that three players didn't get going in this group and that made the contest a bit of a shoot out. With two wins and four points each, Nick and Dan were the last men standing but their duel in the sun (or drizzle!) didn't happen this round. To decide the winner we look to sets and games conceded and on that narrow measure Nick is victorious this time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Nick Moore [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Dan Santos-Costa [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Nigel McMechan 8.2 [W1, L2] 3
  4. Patrick Davey 9.2 [W1, L2] 3
  5. Isak Gilbert 10.2 [L2]
  6. Andrew Gornall 10.2
  7. Jonathan Towers
  8. Simon Riddlesden 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNick Moore bt Patrick Davey (Oct 20) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun and close game with Patrick in what felt like playing in a war zone!"  -- Nick
Nigel McMechan bt Patrick Davey (Oct 20) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDan Santos-Costa bt Nigel McMechan (Oct 3) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Some very contested games and good rallies, thanks Nigel. "  -- Dan
Reveal CommentDan Santos-Costa bt Isak Gilbert (Sep 28) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game! Avoided the weather and it was very enjoyable to get out on the court."  -- Dan
Reveal CommentPatrick Davey bt Isak Gilbert (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Isak and play the first match of this group. Rain earlier in the day meant the court was quite damp but we braved it out with admittedly me having more grip on my shoes! Really enjoyed the game, some nice rallies, really liking how aggressive Isak was on the return, and I'm happy that when pushed I was able to come up with some good shots. I have been fortunate to play some club tennis over the past year and that gave me confidence to go for shots that a year ago I might not have made. Overall a lot of fun, nice match played in good spirits! Cheers Isak and good luck. PD"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentNick Moore bt Nigel McMechan (Sep 6) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun and playing tennis was a nice start to the weekend. Thanks for the game Nigel and great to meet you."  -- Nick

Group Summary:

A great run from Andrew - five wins in all which was a couple more than anyone else. But it was all the more impressive as some of these were very tough matches, not least his three-setter with runner up Benjamin. Well done to everyone who made this such a good group.

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrew Carlisle [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Benjamin O’Donnell [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Louie Lancaster 9.2 [W3, L2] 7
  4. David Morley 9.2 [W2, L3] 6
  5. James Brighouse [W1, L4] 2
  6. George McWhirter 10.1 [L1] 1
  7. Leiah Kirsh [L3]
  8. Alexander Edwards 10.1

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndrew Carlisle bt Benjamin O’Donnell (Oct 29) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking match - could have gone either way! Thanks Ben for the hit - lots of winners, breaks of serve - had it all! Rematch again real soon! Cheers"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentBenjamin O’Donnell bt Louie Lancaster (Oct 28) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Louie, really enjoyed the hit out, great rallies and all round run around. Hope we meet again, cheers"  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentAndrew Carlisle bt Leiah Kirsh (Oct 27) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Leiah, thoroughly enjoyed the match! Lots of breaks of serve - good rallies throughout. Look forward to another hit again soon. Cheers"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentDavid Morley bt Leiah Kirsh (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match with some epic rallies - Leiah is so damn consistent from the back of the court. Always fun to have a Battle of Canada!"  -- David
Reveal CommentJames Brighouse bt George McWhirter (Oct 20) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match played over two meetings. George's momentum in the third set was halted by the clock. As the match resumed James won a few crucial points at the net that just swung the game in his favour." - James
Reveal CommentLouie Lancaster bt James Brighouse (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - a lot closer than the score suggests!"  -- Louie
Reveal CommentBenjamin O’Donnell bt James Brighouse (Oct 19) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game James. Nice to have a Saturday morning run around"  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentAndrew Carlisle bt David Morley (Oct 10) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in tricky windy and soggy conditions, result could have gone either way. Cheers David, look forward to a rematch. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Carlisle bt Louie Lancaster (Oct 4) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Louie! Plenty of long rallies and winners from both sides of the net - look forward to our next meeting! Cheers "  -- Andrew
Benjamin O’Donnell bt David Morley (Oct 2) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndrew Carlisle bt James Brighouse (Oct 2) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks James thoroughly enjoyed the match! Great rallies throughout, few errors in the second set the difference - anytime you want another hit I am super keen. Cheers"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentLouie Lancaster bt David Morley (Sep 28) 4-6, 6-2, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "A Brilliant game! Playing the best first 7 points I think I have ever played and being 1-0 40-0 up David in the blink of a eye brought me crashing back down to earth and it was 1-2. Continued level until 4-4 and then a beast of a juice/advantage game ensued with David winning with some epic overhead smashes. David on serve saw off the first set 6-4. The second set started well for both of us with some brilliant passing shots and volleys but I started to creep ahead somehow winning 6-2. With 15 minutes left on the court we decided to play a 10 point tie break. Back and forth with some very nervy serves from both players the game finally wrapped up on the 2 hour mark exactly. Great game David - looking forward to a rematch!"  -- Louie
Reveal CommentDavid Morley bt James Brighouse (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately James couldn't find his best game tonight although we still had some awesome rallies. He won our previous match so we'll definitely need to have a tiebreaker once this league is over"  -- David
Reveal CommentLouie Lancaster bt Leiah Kirsh (Sep 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in lovely weather "  -- Louie

Group Summary:

As we all know, in certain circumstances bonus points can be a life-saver and in this group Michael was the beneficiary. Of course he had also worked hard to win three matches and earn points for sets won in the remaining two, but he needed the bonus points to inch past Jonathan in the table. Bragging rights to Jonathan for beating the champ in their head-to-head, but Michael is our champ this time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Michael Burke [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jonathan Yee 8.2 [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Antonio Alonso 10.2 [W3, L3] 8
  4. Alvaro Castro 10.2 [W3, L1] 7
  5. Elliott Martin [W1] 2
  6. Harry Smyth [L3]
  7. Guy Thomas [L4]
  8. Barney Smyth withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlvaro Castro bt Michael Burke (Oct 30) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very entertaining and competitive game. Small details decided both sets, particularly a deciding point in the second set that miraculously came my way. Great match and hope to play again soon, Mike."  -- Alvaro
Reveal CommentAntonio Alonso bt Guy Thomas (Oct 26) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Contested game with lots of good rallies, thanks for the game Guy"  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentJonathan Yee bt Antonio Alonso (Oct 24) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really hard fought match with some great rallies and long games. Was a bit wet but we still both managed to run around a lot! Thanks for the great game."  -- Jonathan
Jonathan Yee bt Guy Thomas (Oct 22) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAntonio Alonso bt Harry Smyth (Oct 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Sunny but windy day and surface a bit slippery. It was a quite enjoyable game with plenty of long rallies, Harry has the ability to get to many difficult balls and return almost everything so it was pretty hard work. Really nice meeting you and best of luck with all the remaining games."  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentAntonio Alonso bt Alvaro Castro (Oct 15) 1-6, 6-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "One side of the court was quite slippery so it was quite tricky to change your style every two games. During the third set we were 2-2 and we were playing quite long points so as time run out we decided to finish with a super tie break. Needless to say it could have gone either way, pretty much as expected as I have enjoyed playing with Alvaro a few times now... let's arrange the next one in November a best of luck with your next games!"  -- Antonio
Alvaro Castro bt Guy Thomas (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-0
Elliott Martin bt Antonio Alonso (Oct 6) 6-4, 6-2
Jonathan Yee bt Harry Smyth (Oct 3) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlvaro Castro bt Jonathan Yee (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Terrible conditions with wind, rain and slippery surface. We managed to heroically finish the match. Thanks Jonathan for the game and play again soon hopefully in better conditions. "  -- Alvaro

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMichael Burke bt Antonio Alonso (Sep 28) 6-2, 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very even contest, shown by the score. I saved 5 match points in final set, including 3 at 40 0 down which I've never done before. Really enjoyable and hopefully we will play again soon"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMichael Burke bt Harry Smyth (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match- Harry at bit rusty to start with but improved as match went on. Lots of good rallies- with Harry often first to 30 in most of the games. The low sun in the second set caused us both some problems! Enjoyable match, good luck in other matches "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMichael Burke bt Guy Thomas (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match played in slippery conditions, with both of us a bit unsure underfoot. Scoreline didn't reflect the Match, lots of deuces but I was able to win just in time for us to catch the rugby. Both of us played a better second set. Good look in your other games Guy. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentJonathan Yee bt Michael Burke (Sep 18) 6-4, 3-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match which was hard fought at the end. Started to get tricky with the sun going down very quickly but managed to finish with a match tie break. Thanks for the match Michael."  -- Jonathan

Group Summary:

With just three matches played, winning the group was not much more than a statistical lottery (decided on average of sets and games conceded!). Looks like the three matches were fun, so hope you can all play more next time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Barry Hill [W1] 2 WINNER
  2. Pieter De Waal 10.2 [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Michael Benjamin 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Joseph Henry 8.2 [L2]
  5. Christian Fisk
  6. Jack Holden 8.2
  7. John Alan O'Donovan 9.1
  8. Rory Laughton-Scott

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBarry Hill bt Michael Benjamin (Oct 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Thoroughly enjoyed it."  -- Barry
Michael Benjamin bt Joseph Henry (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Pieter De Waal bt Joseph Henry (Sep 8) 6-4, 7-5

Group Summary:

Back to back group wins for Darelle and a very impressive display of tennis! Only Alessa could match her for matches completed and no one came close to her four victories this time. Onward and upwards, Darelle!

Final Rankings:

  1. Darelle Redmond [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Stephane Grenon [W1, L1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Alison Lloyd 10.2 [W1, UF1] 2
  4. William Maina 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Alessa Popovic [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. James West 10.2 [UF1] 1
  7. Colin Cunningham 10.1 [L1]
  8. Gijs Vermeij withdrawn

Match Results:

Alison Lloyd v James West (Oct 27) 2-6, 1-2 TBC
Alison Lloyd bt Alessa Popovic (Oct 23) 6-1, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDarelle Redmond bt Stephane Grenon (Oct 15) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game"  -- Darelle
Darelle Redmond bt Colin Cunningham (Oct 2) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentDarelle Redmond bt Alessa Popovic (Sep 27) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match. The score doesn’t reflect the game with some great rallies and several games containing multiple deuces. The windy conditions threw some luck my way. "  -- Darelle
Darelle Redmond bt William Maina (Sep 17) 6-0, 6-2
William Maina bt Alessa Popovic (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentStephane Grenon bt Alessa Popovic (Sep 12) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Very tight match with some really nice shots!"  -- Stephane

Group Summary:

Thomas came close to throwing a spanner in the works for Christopher as he went for his group win, but he was able to brush aside the loss and carry on winning, even adding bonus points to his tally. A case of what might have been for Thomas, but an excellent round for Christopher!

Final Rankings:

  1. Christopher Fletcher 9.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Thomas Leyshon [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Marilena De Luca [W1, L1] 2
  4. Miranda Kent 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Stephen Taylor [W1, L4] 2
  6. Ellie Jaffa [L3] 1
  7. Dunstan Barrett [L1]
  8. Charlotte Powell

Match Results:

Thomas Leyshon bt Ellie Jaffa (Oct 15) 6-3, 7-5

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentStephen Taylor bt Ellie Jaffa (Oct 13) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A marathon match at over three hours, with a two week interval. "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentChristopher Fletcher bt Dunstan Barrett (Oct 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Dunstan. A decent fightback after going 4-0 down to bring the score back to 6-3 2-3 at one stage. Good luck in your remaining matches. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentMiranda Kent bt Stephen Taylor (Oct 5) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice match. Lots of long rallies and some very close games. Hope to play again!"  -- Miranda
Thomas Leyshon bt Stephen Taylor (Oct 3) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentChristopher Fletcher bt Miranda Kent (Oct 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Miranda. Much, much more competitive that the scoreline suggests, with some great tennis played by both."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentThomas Leyshon bt Christopher Fletcher (Sep 28) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy - we would of had a great match if this wasn't the case. "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentChristopher Fletcher bt Stephen Taylor (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Stephen. The blustery conditions made it difficult to play some good tennis, but good to get this match played. Good luck in the rest of your games Stephen."  -- Christopher
Marilena De Luca bt Stephen Taylor (Sep 24) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentChristopher Fletcher bt Marilena De Luca (Sep 18) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match versus Marilena with some good rallies and plenty of good shots from both players. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Fletcher bt Ellie Jaffa (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Ellie. After I went 5-0 up in the first set you really seemed the change gear and hit some great shots. Good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Christopher

Group Summary:

What this group lost in the way of total number of matches it certainly made up in quality and there was a really close battle for the top spot. With bonus points, Andrew was able to match Jack's total but despite a couple of other losses along the way, Andrew had won their head-to-head and that was enough to give him the group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jack Walker [W2, L2] 5 WINNER
  2. Andrew Thomas 9.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jamie Grant [W2] 4
  4. Iain Meiklejohn [W1, L1] 3
  5. Mike Pope 10.1 [W1, L1] 3
  6. Paul McCarthy 9.2
  7. Rico Pedrett

Match Results:

Jamie Grant bt Jack Walker (Oct 13) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentJack Walker bt Andrew Thomas (Oct 9) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match in windy conditions - thanks!"  -- Jack

Match of the Group:

Jack Walker bt Iain Meiklejohn (Oct 3) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt Mike Pope (Sep 26) 6-4, 2-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, Mike. Great fun with the wind winning a few of the points and the rain on my side in the last set. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentMike Pope bt Jack Walker (Sep 20) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A long tough match!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentIain Meiklejohn bt Andrew Thomas (Sep 19) 2-6, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match with some great rallies despite the heat! Thanks for the game, Andrew. "  -- Iain
Jamie Grant bt Andrew Thomas (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-2

Group Summary:

Loads of matches played in this group which kept everyone on their toes. In the end, Jessica squeezed ahead of Giancarlo to gain her first ever Clapham Common Mixed Single group win! Very well done indeed!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jessica Ryan [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Giancarlo Cornacchione [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Agata Bryszewska [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ben Witcombe [W2, L2] 4
  5. Nigel Freeman [W2, L2] 4
  6. Cam Dewar [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Montse Prat Alujas [L4]
  8. Tom Simmons [L2]

Match Results:

Nigel Freeman bt Agata Bryszewska (Oct 27) 6-4, 6-4
Giancarlo Cornacchione bt Ben Witcombe (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-1
Agata Bryszewska bt Jessica Ryan (Oct 14) Walkover
Jessica Ryan bt Montse Prat Alujas (Oct 13) Walkover
Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Tom Simmons (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game Tom, best of luck in the rest "  -- Jessica
Giancarlo Cornacchione bt Tom Simmons (Oct 5) 6-1, 7-5
Nigel Freeman bt Montse Prat Alujas (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Ben Witcombe (Oct 4) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match Ben, good luck in the rest of the league "  -- Jessica
Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Nigel Freeman (Sep 30) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Nigel, even in the rainy conditions. Good good with the rest of the matches"  -- Jessica
Ben Witcombe bt Agata Bryszewska (Sep 29) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentGiancarlo Cornacchione bt Cam Dewar (Sep 28) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Cam! "  -- Giancarlo
Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Cam Dewar (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Cam! Lots of great games and duece points also. Good luck with the rest of the matches "  -- Jessica
Reveal CommentAgata Bryszewska bt Montse Prat Alujas (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match after the rain with some close points. Good luck for the rest of the matches!"  -- Agata
Ben Witcombe bt Nigel Freeman (Sep 21) 6-2, 6-3
Giancarlo Cornacchione bt Montse Prat Alujas (Sep 21) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Giancarlo Cornacchione (Sep 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and best of luck with the rest "  -- Jessica

Match of the Group:

Agata Bryszewska bt Cam Dewar (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3
Reveal CommentGiancarlo Cornacchione bt Agata Bryszewska (Sep 15) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tie-break played on 1st set. The set score with tie-break was 7-5 (7-5)"  -- Giancarlo

Group Summary:

Jamal has had group wins in Wandsworth, Battersea and Highbury so well done to him for adding Clapham to his trophy bag! And this will be, judging by the matches, a round that will live long in the memory. And that goes for Philip too whose battle with Jamal over three sets was a minor epic.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jamal Ali [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Philip Edgington [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Francisca Monteiro [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Yosiff Alhawaj [W1, L1] 2
  5. Elizabeth Kane 9.2 [L2] withdrawn 1
  6. Scott Cording [L1]
  7. Samantha Harper [L2]
  8. Lou Kizwini

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Elizabeth Kane (Oct 19) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Elizabeth has a great forehand. Thanks for the match!"  -- Jamal

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Philip Edgington (Oct 19) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A second three-set battle of the day!! Great match. Sometimes it's a shame there has to be a winner. Thanks, Phil.....now for a rest!!"  -- Jamal
Reveal CommentPhilip Edgington bt Elizabeth Kane (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Challenging conditions but good to get the match played!"  -- Philip
Philip Edgington bt Samantha Harper (Sep 30) 6-3, 6-2
Philip Edgington bt Francisca Monteiro (Sep 15) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Yosiff Alhawaj (Sep 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match!"  -- Jamal
Yosiff Alhawaj bt Scott CORDING (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentFrancisca Monteiro bt Samantha Harper (Sep 8) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed our match Sam! Lots of long rallies and many deuces :) "  -- Francisca
Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Francisca Monteiro (Sep 7) 6-1, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to see and play Francisca again on the newly-laid astroturf courts at Deuce George's Park! She's improved a lot and returned serve extremely well. The third set score flattered me - no way was it a 6-0 set. We had some fantastic rallies. Until the next time, Francisca!"  -- Jamal

Results

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

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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