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Collapse AllCraiglockhart, Edinburgh Singles - Round 46 | Thursday 17 June 2021 to Wednesday 11 August 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 July 2021)

Thanks for playing in another great Round of Local Tennis Leagues! We saw many new and returning players on court, with plenty of matches played across the UK. We hope you enjoyed meeting new people and experiencing fun battles in your local area. There’s more tennis to come later this month with new Singles and Doubles Rounds launching in various locations. Be sure to sign up now for your next Round while the sun is still shining this summer!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. John Davidson 9.2 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Richard Thomas [W6, L1] 12 RUNNER UP
  3. Alex Onyeador 8.2 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Michael Spafford 9.1 [W2, L5, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jamie Younger 9.1 [W2, L1] 4
  6. Andrew Holliman [W2, L2] 4
  7. Alex Hagon [L4] withdrawn 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Ian Maxwell [W1, L1, UF1] 2
  9. Randy Van Der Linden 10.2 [L1]
  10. Roberta Bergero 9.2 [L3]
  11. Sam Brown [L2]
  12. Simon Ritson 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichael Spafford v Ian Maxwell (Aug 11) 5-4, 3-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A mammoth first set of cat and mouse tennis. Nothing separated us as we sliced our way through extremely long rallies. So much running! Could’ve gone either way. There was hardly any time left to finish the second set. I tried to play more aggressive to see if I could squeak through but time got the better of us and we were unable to complete the match. Maybe if they gave us an hour to complete it instead of 55 mins it might have been possible. Hope we get a chance to play again in the next round. This has been a great group to be part of. The larger group size has meant there’s always someone available to play and all the matches have been highly enjoyable. (PS it was 7-4 in 1st set tiebreak). "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentJamie Younger bt Roberta Bergero (Aug 10) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Clay court tennis which was nice "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentAlex Onyeador bt Michael Spafford (Aug 8) 5-4, 0-4, [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic game with Michael today. We had planned to play outdoors but a tropical thunderstorm in Edinburgh put paid to that. Luckily Craiglockhart Reception let us move our match indoor. Michael started very fast and I was 0-3 before I knew it. At his point, I wanted to simply to not be bagel'd again! I managed to come back and force the tie break and squeaked through 7-5. Michael took the second set and we ended up in a Championship Tie Break (instead of a 3rd set). Nip and tuck all the way with aces, winners, lobs and some terrible unforced errors! I once again snuck through to win a game that could have easily gone the other way. Thanks Michael, good speaking to you after the match"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentJohn Davidson bt Richard Thomas (Aug 4) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable game on centre court. Richard never really got going in the match but great hit afterwards. "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Davidson bt Michael Spafford (Aug 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game on centre court in perfect conditions. Thanks for the game Michael. "  -- John
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 Alex Onyeador (Jul 21) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Centre court in the sun - thanks Alex"  -- 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 Andrew Holliman (Jul 21) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "good game in the heat - thanks Andrew"  -- 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

Match of the Group:

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