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Collapse AllCrawley Singles - Round 17 | Thursday 13 August 2020 to Wednesday 7 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 September 2020)

It was great to see friendly, competitive tennis return to the courts of Crawley Tennis League with a few new faces and the resumption of old rivalries too! Well played for dusting off your rackets and completing nearly two thirds of all possible matches which is a great effort. Hope to see you all back in the next round!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Vishal for doing one better than his runner up spot last time by winning Group 1 this time round, finishing a single point clear of newly promoted Catalin. There were 3 contenders for 'Match of the Group' too with exciting 3 setters with Vishal edging out Catalin while Catalin had an exciting win over Liviu-Dan.

Final Rankings:

  1. Vishal Patel 10.2 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Catalin Iordache [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Liviu-Dan Madalina [W1, L2] 4
  4. Patrick Alejandro Alquizola [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Daniele Amirante withdrawn
  6. Richard Wilkins

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVishal Patel bt Catalin Iordache (Sep 26) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, luck was on my side today, Catalin was serving very well!"  -- Vishal
Reveal CommentCatalin Iordache bt Liviu-Dan Madalina (Sep 19) 7-6 (10-8), 5-7, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very very competitive game and very equal. Anyone could win it. Last set is not a very good reflection of how the match was. Dan is a great guy and very competitive player. Its always a pleasure to play with him either I win or lost. "  -- Catalin
Reveal CommentLiviu-Dan Madalina bt Patrick Alejandro Alquizola (Aug 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match on a windy weather, Patrick is a really nice guy with a bright future in tennis so keep up the good work 👍. "  -- Liviu-Dan
Reveal CommentCatalin Iordache bt Patrick Alejandro Alquizola (Aug 18) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First set I was playing a good tennis with probably 10 aces served and consistency in the game. Second set I just did what I normally do.. played under potential but I wake up on time and won the game. Alejandro is for sure a good player with some great potential. He just need a bit more control and patience in his game. Good game overall."  -- Catalin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVishal Patel bt Liviu-Dan Madalina (Aug 16) 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "The best and most intense game I have played in the league! Luck was on my side today in the third set tiebreak, Liviu Dan is a formidable opponent." -- Vishal
Reveal CommentVishal Patel bt Patrick Alejandro Alquizola (Aug 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match."  -- Vishal

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Tom for winning all 5 matches to finish as Group 2 champ although runner up Curtis put up a great fight in the first 2 sets which both went to tiebreaks. His match against Julia followed a similar pattern with Julia winning a close second set tiebreak before Tom pulled away in the third.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tom Stacy [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Curtis Flowers [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Bedrina [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mike Pledge [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Julia Postnikova [W1, L1] 3
  6. Graeme Howell [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Stacy bt Graeme Howell (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match on a sunny morning with some nice rallies. Was great to meet Graeme and an enjoyable way to conclude a really well contested league throughout this month! "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentDaniel Bedrina bt Mike Pledge (Sep 18) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing match! Extremely sunny weather, but windy as well which surely made both players focus more! Mike played extremely well and confident and got away with the first set. Daniel was able to increase his tempo and catch up in the second set, while the third set was down to the mental game. Both Mike and Daniel played really well, however Daniel was able to make the difference at 5 all and win 7:5. All in all, really enjoyable match with some incredible shots from both players! "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentTom Stacy bt Julia Postnikova (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match. With only the second game taking 10+ minuets to complete, we should have known we were in for a long one! 2hrs 30mins later and a great match was had in the sun. Julia is a joy to play with, all sets were evenly contested with the second set having the stand out tennis and excitement, swinging back and forth. Really looking forward to playing with Julia again and wishing her the best in her next matches! Thanks again"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentCurtis Flowers bt Graeme Howell (Sep 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful morning for tennis at Crawley Lawns. Unfortunate result for Graeme but well competed despite the score. Lots of close games which Curtis managed to scrape through. One game from memory had about 15 deuces! Wish the best of luck to Graeme for his final match"  -- Curtis
Reveal CommentCurtis Flowers bt Daniel Bedrina (Sep 9) 6-1, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Daniel this evening. Very friendly guy and great player. We had some fun rallies and just got our match finished before we ran out of daylight."  -- Curtis
Reveal CommentDaniel Bedrina bt Graeme Howell (Sep 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in very good weather conditions. Fairly sunny with no wind at all. Graeme played better than what the result says and I see his game getting more and more consistent as he plays more matches. I really enjoyed today's match and look forward to next matches and opponents!"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentTom Stacy bt Mike Pledge (Aug 31) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good game to play on a Bank Holiday Monday! Was a pleasure playing Mike, a game of good shots as well as some frustrating ones. Looking forward to following Mike's reuslts! "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentMike Pledge bt Graeme Howell (Aug 30) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good close game in testing conditions"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentCurtis Flowers bt Mike Pledge (Aug 27) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun with Mike this morning. Very close sets, some great shots played by both. Mike a gent on the court and a pleasure to play with"  -- Curtis
Reveal CommentTom Stacy bt Daniel Bedrina (Aug 23) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game of tennis, Dan is a great guy and a pleasure to play with, as equally encouraging as he is competitive. The game itself was very close with some very good rallies - a few key points going one way or the other decided the outcome. A great way to enjoy a Sunday morning. - Tom"  -- Tom

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTom Stacy bt Curtis Flowers (Aug 17) 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (3-7), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive and exciting game to be involved in. The weather was kind despite a terrible forecast. There were some fierce rally’s. Tom’s refusal to give up on some points particularly stood out, when most others would’ve been beaten! Curtis saved his worst tennis for the third set, neither player could be separated before that! Tom is a lovely chap and a pleasure to play with. I wish him all the best with the remainder of his games."  -- Curtis
Reveal CommentJulia Postnikova bt Graeme Howell (Aug 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, a lot of good rallies .. Very enjoyable.. "  -- Julia

Group Summary:

Well played Tom on his Leagues debut notching up 4 wins to secure the group title at the first time of asking! It was a close 2 setter against runner up Catherine while Tom was put through his paces in 3 sets against Catriona, with the first set being especially close. Catriona held her nerve in a second set tiebreak against Neil to pull off a hard fought win in straight sets.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tom Roberts [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Catherine Clifton [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Catriona Knight [W2, L2] 5
  4. Neil Twelves [W1, L3] 2
  5. Richelle O'Reilly 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Kate Fish 10.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Roberts bt Catherine Clifton (Sep 27) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - thank you!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Roberts bt Catriona Knight (Sep 18) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game! "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentCatherine Clifton bt Richelle O'Reilly (Sep 16) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to see you again Richelle!😊🎾"  -- Catherine
Reveal CommentCatherine Clifton bt Catriona Knight (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely game in the warm September sunshine ☀️ "  -- Catherine
Tom Roberts bt Neil Twelves (Sep 11) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentCatherine Clifton bt Neil Twelves (Sep 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "So nice to meet you Neil and look forward to a real battle once you’re back to full fitness😊🎾"  -- Catherine
Reveal CommentCatriona Knight bt Richelle O'Reilly (Sep 5) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies and lots of deuce points. "  -- Catriona
Tom Roberts bt Richelle O'Reilly (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCatriona Knight bt Neil Twelves (Sep 2) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match played over two evenings at Horsham Park. Lots of great rallies with games taken to deuce and rounded off with a very close tiebreak."  -- Catriona
Reveal CommentNeil Twelves bt Richelle O'Reilly (Sep 1) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game and thank you! We had some good rallies. Great to meet you!"  -- Neil