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Collapse AllCraiglockhart, Edinburgh Singles - Round 44 | Thursday 8 October 2020 to Wednesday 2 December 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 November 2020)

This was a quieter round than last time with smaller groups and just the one match played in Group 1, however there were some good competitive matches in Group 2! So good that tennis could continue north of the border, and here's to more matches in the next round!

Group Summary:

This was a very quiet group unfortunately with just one match played between Brian and Radoslav, so Brian's win saw him finish top of the table! This was a straight sets win while Dan and John sadly didn't get out of the starting blocks!

Final Rankings:

  1. Brian Mclaren 7.2 [W1] 2 WINNER
  2. Radoslav Iliev 10.1 [L1] RUNNER UP
  3. Dan Layeghi
  4. John Davidson 9.2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Brian Mclaren bt Radoslav Iliev (Nov 5) 6-3, 6-2

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Andrew whose clean sweep of 3 wins saw him secure the Group 2 crown, 2 points clear of runner up Michael. All the matches played in this group were short format but Andrew's head to head with Michael was a close match, going to tiebreaks in each set, while third placed David got off to a quick start against Andrew and Michael but got pegged back and lost the match tiebreaks. Well done to Rebecca for being the only player to earn midway bonus points for match scheduling too!

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrew Holliman [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Michael Spafford 9.1 [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. David Rynn [W1, L2] 4
  4. Rebecca Archer 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichael Spafford bt David Rynn (Nov 28) 1-4, 4-1, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Another really enjoyable match. Very close. On another day might have went the other way. Thanks for the match David. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentAndrew Holliman bt Michael Spafford (Nov 12) 5-4, 5-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight game going to 2 tie breaks in short sets. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentDavid Rynn bt Rebecca Archer (Nov 4) 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, really enjoyed it."  -- David

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndrew Holliman bt David Rynn (Oct 31) 2-4, 5-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight match. David won a very quick first set. The second set saw better rallies. David rushed into a 2-0 lead before Andy pulled in front leading 3-2. The set ended in a tie break with Andy winning 7-5. We were then battling against the clock as we only had an hour which was a shame as a long format match could have been even better. Given the time restrictions we decided on a 7 point 3rd set tie break as we were about to be kicked off. David took a 5-2 lead before Andy fought back to win 7-5 (the system doesn’t seem to accept this score so i have put in 10-8). "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentMichael Spafford bt Rebecca Archer (Oct 25) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "As much as I enjoy playing outdoors I seem to play better indoors. For once the balls were not flying wildly off my racquet and I was able to take some bigger swings. This was the happiest I’ve been with my game since lockdown. Really enjoyed the match. Lovely to play with Rebecca. Thanks for the match. PS: I hope the LTL are giving out the participation point, like has always been a part of the Craiglockhart league scoring system, during this round. "  -- Michael
Andrew Holliman bt Rebecca Archer (Oct 19) 4-1, 4-1