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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
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  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
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Collapse AllCraiglockhart, Edinburgh Singles - Round 46 | Thursday 17 June 2021 to Wednesday 11 August 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 July 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Thomas [W6] 12
  2. John Davidson 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Michael Spafford 9.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alex Onyeador 8.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andrew Holliman [W2, L2] 4
  6. Alex Hagon [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ian Maxwell [W1, L1] 2
  8. Jamie Younger 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  9. Randy Van Der Linden 10.2 [L1]
  10. Roberta Bergero 9.2 [L2]
  11. Sam Brown [L2]
  12. Simon Ritson 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Thomas bt Michael Spafford (Jul 25) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Michael. Closer than the score suggests, and a close 3rd set"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Thomas bt Andrew Holliman (Jul 21) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "good game in the heat - thanks Andrew"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentMichael Spafford bt Alex Hagon (Jul 21) 5-3, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another close matchup with Alex. Almost every game going to deuce. Alex had a nasty looking fall early on but soldiered on with a twisted ankle and still almost took the first set. Hope it’s not too sore tomorrow! Otherwise, perfect evening for tennis. (Bug on website but 1st set tiebreak was 7-4)"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentRichard Thomas bt Alex Onyeador (Jul 21) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Centre court in the sun - thanks Alex"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentJohn Davidson bt Alex Onyeador (Jul 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on centre court in perfect conditions. Much closer than the score suggests. "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Davidson bt Andrew Holliman (Jul 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Andrew. Match was much closer than the score suggests. Think pretty much every game went to deuce. "  -- John
Reveal CommentRichard Thomas bt Roberta Bergero (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, beautiful location"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentAlex Onyeador bt Alex Hagon (Jul 14) 4-1, 1-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic to play Alex again after all these years. It really was a game of two halves with Alex O dominating the first set and Alex H returning the flavour in the second. This led to a very tense though enjoyable Championship Tie Break. Nip and Tuck throughout, I managed to find two big winners to close it out. It really could have gone anyway. Thanks for the game and chat Alex! "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlex Onyeador bt Sam Brown (Jul 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game on a warm summer's evening at Craiglockhart. Sam only picked up Tennis during #lockdown though you wouldn't know. He possesses many strengths and when he puts everything together is formidable opponent. Keep practicing those blistering serves and thanks for the game!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentJohn Davidson bt Alex Hagon (Jul 12) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Alex. Some unbelievable running by you in very humid indoor conditions! "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Davidson bt Jamie Younger (Jul 11) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some long rallies at the Meadows. Thanks for the game Jamie & apologies for not giving you much pace to work with! "  -- John
Reveal CommentJamie Younger bt Michael Spafford (Jul 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentRichard Thomas bt Alex Hagon (Jul 9) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "thanks for the match Alex, some good long rallies in there."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentJohn Davidson bt Roberta Bergero (Jul 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Roberta. Some good rallies at Dalkeith which is a really nice club. Cheers, John"  -- John
Reveal CommentRichard Thomas bt Ian Maxwell (Jul 7) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ian - got the best part of the evening before the torrential rain hit!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentAndrew Holliman bt Michael Spafford (Jul 5) 0-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another close match between us two. Didn’t feel like it in the first set though. Michael played some great tennis and bagelled me in not much over 20 mins. I stepped up in the second set which was much closer, me pipping it 6-4 after it being 4-4. I then won the third 6-2. Look forward to another close match Michael. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Holliman bt Alex Onyeador (Jun 30) 7-6 (11-9), 4-6, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "What a match! I raced to a 4-1 lead before Alex got back to 4-4. We went to a tie break that I just won 11-9. The second set was to and fro before Alex pulled away at 6-4. Alex took a 9-4 lead in the championship tiebreak before I came back to pip it at 11-9. Some good rallies on a lovely summer evening. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentIan Maxwell bt Sam Brown (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Games were generally close but Ian was the better player by far. Good game Ian! "  -- Sam
  • "Thanks for the game Sam it was very enjoyable,let me know if you fancy a re-match.cheers Ian." -- Ian
Reveal CommentMichael Spafford bt Randy Van Der Linden (Jun 20) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An exciting match, for me, to kick off the new group as it was very evenly matched and I was happier with my consistency compared to the previous round. Still a lot to work on. Perfect weather for tennis. Good match Randy. Hope we get a chance to play again some time."  -- Michael

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Craiglockhart, Edinburgh.

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: 
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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