Collapse AllCroydon Singles - Round 3 | Thursday 12 September 2019 to Wednesday 6 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 October 2019)

100% of all possible matches were played in this round. Even though it was a small group, that is still a great result and well done all. Do hope we can grow this still-new league and make it a regular fixture in Croydon!

Group Summary:

This league was small but perfectly formed! Every single match was played and judging but the commentaries, there was some great tennis. James is the new group champ who finished undefeated after 4 matches. Very well done to him and also to Anthony, just two points behind. Do spread the word so we can grow this league!

Final Rankings:

  1. James Stewart 10.1 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Anthony Ng [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. James Oliver [W2, L2] 5
  4. Stephen Totman [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Temi Ayedun [L4]

Match Results:

Anthony Ng bt James Oliver (Oct 27) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames Stewart bt Anthony Ng (Oct 26) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "After a comfortable first set Anthony really gave me a huge fight mid way in the second set! He was so consistent all round some excellent net play and forced me into many forced errors.. I had to dig really deep to break him when he was serving for 5-5 and managed to seal the win..the second set was great! Top quality net play from Anthony and difficult to deal with slice! Thank you for a great match! "  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Oliver bt Temi Ayedun (Oct 26) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The weather wasn’t exactly the best, however we managed to play through the strong winds and have an enjoyable game of tennis. Thanks Temi"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Stewart bt Temi Ayedun (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game Temi, difficult conditions today- damp wet and soggy! "  -- James
  • "This is interesting. I felt I played my best tennis in this league so far, against a very experienced and highly tactical opponent. I wish I won some games to not make the results look flattery but it was sheer delight playing James. He's prolific." - Temi
Reveal CommentAnthony Ng bt Temi Ayedun (Oct 6) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good game Anthony. You played quite well!" -- Temi
Reveal CommentJames Oliver bt Stephen Totman (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to play another fellow left-hander! We both made silly errors throughout the whole game and both could do with more tennis to improve our game. I feel we are quite even and was a pleasure to play Steve."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Stewart bt Stephen Totman (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I was very consistent today, Stephen battled well and has good court craft but in the end my consistency won the day."  -- James
Anthony Ng bt Stephen Totman (Sep 23) 6-1, 7-6 (11-9)
Reveal CommentStephen Totman bt Temi Ayedun (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with good rallies. Could have gone either way "  -- Stephen
  • "Thank you Stephen. It was a good match," -- Temi
Reveal CommentJames Stewart bt James Oliver (Sep 14) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was a real battle of wills, we both made errors but also hit some great shots too, the final set score is quite flattering for me as this was such a tight close match between 2 very evenly matched players. My serve finally kicked in when it mattered, I rode my luck and came good at the end by just going for it as I had nothing left! Great to meet James, great guy and fellow West ham fan! Really enjoyed the battle but not and many forehands flashed past me! Thanks James look forward to next time mate! "  -- James