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Collapse AllCraiglockhart, Edinburgh Singles - Round 52 | Thursday 25 August 2022 to Wednesday 19 October 2022 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 September 2022)

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Ian Maxwell 1 1 0 0 2 W
2 Tom Leftley 1 1 0 0 2 W
3 Sean Anderson 2 0 2 0 1 LL
4 Andrew Holliman 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Douglas McPhail 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Jonathan Guild 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Nawaf Noufal 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Leftley bt Sean Anderson (Sep 21) 6-3, 4-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable and very close game with Sean yesterday at Bathgate. Both of us found it a challenge to hold serve with some good returning (and a few double faults from my side as well). Score really tells the story - match easily could have gone either way with the tie break proving just as tight as the two previous sets. Great fun, thanks for another fun match Sean."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentIan Maxwell bt Sean Anderson (Sep 21) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another good match against Sean with a lot of close games and enjoyable rallies .thanks for the match Sean."  -- Ian

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Adekunle Adejumo 5 4 1 2 11 WLWW
2 Alex Onyeador 5 3 2 2 9 WLLW
3 Cezary Grabowski 3 3 0 2 8 WWW
4 Michael Spafford 5 2 3 2 7 LWLL
5 Mary Byrne-Leitch 4 2 2 2 6 WWLL
6 Ronnie Petrie 4 2 2 0 5 LLWW
7 Alastair Noble 6 0 6 2 5 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMary Byrne-Leitch bt Alastair Noble (Oct 3) 4-2, 0-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Good game played in very difficult, windy conditions with the ball ending up in lots of unexpected spots. After a very good second set by Alastair I just managed a win in the tie break but the match could have gone either way. Thanks for the game Alastair. "  -- Mary
Reveal CommentAdekunle Adejumo bt Ronnie Petrie (Oct 2) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Had a great match with Ronnie, he made a very good use of his skill at volleying to win several points. Won the first set, but I was able to make adjustments to win the second and third sets. We both struggled with sun shine on one end of the court and wind, but we had a good game. "  -- Adekunle
Reveal CommentAlex Onyeador bt Ronnie Petrie (Sep 30) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable Friday evening game with Ronnie at an empty Craiglockhart! Ronnie is a gent on court and I really enjoyed the way he played with his long classical strokes. The match was keenly contested and once again came down to our UE count. I probably limited my UE's a bit more and had a few free points on my serve. Ronnie is a doubles supremo and managed to pull off at least 4 or 5 stunning stop volleys at the net, along with some cracking smashes. Thanks for the game Ronnie, hope to play you again soon"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentRonnie Petrie bt Michael Spafford (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game"  -- Ronnie
Cezary Grabowski bt Alastair Noble (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-4
Mary Byrne-Leitch bt Alex Onyeador (Sep 19) 4-1, 4-3
Reveal CommentMichael Spafford bt Adekunle Adejumo (Sep 18) 6-2, 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a lot of fun and became really exciting towards the climax. Lots of variety and good rallies. Ade was struggling with footing which disrupted his game but it didn’t stop it being a thrilling encounter. The run of games was quite crazy. I lost the first two games then won the next six to take the first set. I then lost nine of the next ten games. So many of the games are going to multiple deuces. In the third set I was down 5-2 but kept fighting and somehow managed to get the win. What a thriller. Looking forward to playing Ade again. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentAdekunle Adejumo bt Mary Byrne-Leitch (Sep 17) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very interesting match, I was very surprised at the level from Mary, consistent with her forehand and backhand, moved me all around the court till I got tired, thankfully there was no third set so I managed to escape with two set wins. "  -- Adekunle
  • "Can’t believe that Ade only started playing during the pandemic. Thoroughly enjoyed our match this afternoon." -- Mary
Reveal CommentCezary Grabowski bt Mary Byrne-Leitch (Sep 15) 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good game and a lovely chat over tea afterwards."  -- Cezary
  • "Really enjoyed playing Cezary in the sunshine this afternoon. Well done and good luck in the rest of your matches." -- Mary
Reveal CommentRonnie Petrie bt Alastair Noble (Sep 11) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match lots of games going to multiple deuce. Glad no-one was booked on the court after us !"  -- Ronnie
Reveal CommentAdekunle Adejumo bt Alex Onyeador (Sep 7) 0-4, 4-3 (7-5), [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic game with Ade this evening. We had been in contact trying to arrange for the past few days but due to scheduling issues, we decided to attempt a fast 4 game at Craiglockhart. Ade has recently started playing tennis (during the pandemic) but you'd never know. He posses a very strong forehand and a powerful serve. The first set was flattering for me as Ade was getting used to the pace of the courts and the new balls. Second set was more representative of the match. Very close with Ade pipping it after I hit a few UE's. We had to pause during a championship tie break (in lieu of the final set) -- Alex"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentCezary Grabowski bt Michael Spafford (Sep 7) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. A lot of games were really tight with many deuces. Thanks, Mike!"  -- Cezary
Adekunle Adejumo bt Alastair Noble (Sep 4) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlex Onyeador bt Michael Spafford (Sep 4) 3-6, 6-2, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Michael and I don't do boring matches and today was another exciting match up. The venue was the outdoor Clay courts of Craiglockhart and after going with serve for a couple of games Michael made the decisive break and took the set. In the second set I tightened up my service game massively and gave me the confidence to break Michael and take the set. In the end it came down to a Championship Tie break (again) and I managed to take the form of my service through to the tie break and take it 10 -6. The match had it all, aces from both players, clean winners from both players and some fantastic lobs and deft drop shots! Unfortunately it also had it's fair share of Unforced Errors. All good fun on a Sunday evening, thanks Michael! Best of luck"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlex Onyeador bt Alastair Noble (Sep 1) 4-3 (7-4), 2-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent Match this evening with Alastair. Very even match that could have gone either way to be honest. I sneaked first set on tie break and Alastair came back well in the second. The tiebreak was a little rushed as we running out of time and the lights started to go off! However I managed to squeak it again. I wish Alastair the best of luck in his remaining matches "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentMichael Spafford bt Alastair Noble (Aug 27) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful conditions for a good fun match with lots of variety. I think this is the first outdoor match I’ve played this year where gusts of wind didn’t become a factor. I really enjoyed it. "  -- Michael

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Craiglockhart, Edinburgh archive. 

The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Craiglockhart, Edinburgh.

Scoring Information:

You earn one point for every set you win. Players who play 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).

Comments:

Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form.