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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
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  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
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Collapse AllDocklands Singles - Round 36 | Thursday 27 August 2020 to Wednesday 21 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 23 September 2020)

This was a bumper round in Docklands Tennis League with 2 new groups and 16 new players, some of whom went on to win their groups on debut. With lots of close and compelling scorelines and nearly two thirds of all matches played, it's great to see that friendly, competitive tennis is alive and well in Docklands!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Dominic for retaining his group title for a second time, winning 6 out of 7 matches and finishing 2 points clear of runner up Martyn who did one better than last time. Martyn put up a great fight in their head to head, saving 2 match points in the second set before taking the tiebreak to force a decider. Martyn's efforts were rewarded with a comeback win across 3 sets against David, despite it "pouring a biblical amount of water" before play resumed!

Final Rankings:

  1. Dominic Bradley 7.1 [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Martyn Richards 7.2 [W4, L3] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ivan Georgiev 7.1 [W4, L2, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tom Liu 7.2 [W4, L1, UF1] 10
  5. Phil Zana 6.2 [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Arnaud Develle [W2, L4, UF1] 7
  7. David Passarinho 10.1 [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Winston Balfourth [L5, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Muhammad Noor withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Liu bt Arnaud Develle (Oct 22) 7-6 (9-7), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match so far. Rained off with Tom leading the second set 5-3 but down 15-30. Match to be continued."  -- Tom
  • "Very close match which could've gone either way. Lots of nice attacking tennis!" -- Tom
Reveal CommentDominic Bradley bt Tom Liu (Oct 15) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A real battle with a great competitor, every point hotly contested. Thanks for the enjoyable match Tom and I look forward to playing you again "  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentMartyn Richards bt David Passarinho (Oct 15) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "TBC. David leads 3 games to 2. Martyn to serve."  -- David
  • "Played over two days, with the second day pouring biblical amount of water just before we started to play. Before and after was great weather. Great to play you once again David." -- Martyn
Reveal CommentMartyn Richards bt Arnaud Develle (Oct 14) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Arnaud is a very good playing and any short ball you were in trouble. Great volleys too. Trickly playing court with some bad corners. But we go through it. Great match."  -- Martyn
Reveal CommentArnaud Develle bt Winston Balfourth (Oct 10) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - a lot closer than the score suggests."  -- Arnaud
Reveal CommentDominic Bradley bt Ivan Georgiev (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ivan, an enjoyable match in good October conditions. "  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt Martyn Richards (Oct 7) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played in 2 sessions. The first one was in challenging conditions on many levels: slippery court, strong wind and kids playing football on the next court. I had better start, but then Martin found his shots and won 6 games in a row. The second session started from 2:2 in the 3rd set. I was lucky to finish quick before he find his rhythm again."  -- Ivan
Tom Liu bt David Passarinho (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentArnaud Develle bt Dominic Bradley (Sep 27) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Super game albeit windy"  -- Arnaud
Reveal CommentMartyn Richards bt Phil Zana (Sep 26) 6-0, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a blustery cold September match. With new strings for me. And a new raquet for Phil the match was tight with quite a few net cords going my way. Thanks phil. Always a pleasure. "  -- Martyn
Reveal CommentArnaud Develle v Ivan Georgiev (Sep 24) 6-4, 3-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game - some very good points. "  -- Arnaud
Reveal CommentMartyn Richards bt Winston Balfourth (Sep 23) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "To be continued.... Windy match this one. "  -- Martyn
Phil Zana bt Arnaud Develle (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentDominic Bradley bt David Passarinho (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks David, lots of games went to deuce and certainly felt closer than the score suggests. "  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentDavid Passarinho bt Arnaud Develle (Sep 18) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "TBC... Arnaud to serve"  -- David
Reveal CommentDominic Bradley bt Winston Balfourth (Sep 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Winston, always an enjoyable match."  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentTom Liu v Winston Balfourth (Sep 16) 7-5, 4-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great match so far! Tom to serve"  -- Tom
Tom Liu bt Martyn Richards (Sep 15) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentPhil Zana bt David Passarinho (Sep 13) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "When I first joined the Docklands local league in group 2, Phil won group 1. Since then it became a goal to play him and beat him. I've already tried a few times, and failed. This time came close. After finding myself losing 1-4 in the first set, I managed to win the set. Then when I was leading comfortably 4-1 in the second set, Phil came back and won the set, crushing my morale. The third set was all his, with my missing a lot of shots. It was a great match! Next time, Phil, next time :)"  -- David
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt Winston Balfourth (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played over 2 days and that gave me advantage not to have Winston properly warmed up, as I had the unfortunate experience to play him when in the zone closely watching winners passing me. This time managed to keep the errors winners ratio on good for me level."  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentTom Liu bt Ivan Georgiev (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests, lots of deuces and I had several lucky net cord shots at critical moments. Looking forward to playing again Ivan!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentPhil Zana bt Winston Balfourth (Sep 6) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another great game with Phil. Closer than the score. I keep telling Phil to give me more games/sets but he won't comply. We knock quite regularly and he's more obliging then. Perhaps next time around. Thanks as always Phil."  -- Winston
Reveal CommentDominic Bradley bt Phil Zana (Sep 5) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • ''Thanks Phil for the match, nice to get this one finished'' -- Dominic
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt David Passarinho (Sep 2) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with long rallies as usual. I was playing more aggressive in the first set, while David took the initiative in the second with strong serving and deep balls not giving me much chance for attack. He also had 2 set points on his serve, but luckily I managed to defend well then and close the match."  -- Ivan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDominic Bradley bt Martyn Richards (Sep 2) 6-4, 6-7 (7-9), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "To be continued....."  -- Dominic
  • "Thank you Martyn, this was a very tough match played over two sessions. Slippery conditions on the first day made it very challenging and you saved 2 match points in the second set, to bring on a continuation. The second day edged in my favour, with one game winning lucky shot just creeping over the net. Thanks again for the match." -- Dominic
Ivan Georgiev bt Phil Zana (Aug 29) 6-4, 6-2

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Devanshu and Jesus for following up promotion last round by finishing first and second in Group 2 this time, Devanshu securing a single point lead over Jesus to take the title. Kudos to Jesus for winning their head to head but Devanshu played on more match including close opening sets against Thiago and Joe. Meanwhile Harry played well to defeat the champ in an exciting 3 setter with lots of "back and forth".

Final Rankings:

  1. Devanshu Jain 8.2 [W5, L2] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jesus Martel [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Harry Touche [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Turnbull 9.2 [W4, L3] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ryan Palmer 8.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Joe Chacholiades 8.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Roberto Villalobos [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Thiago Alday [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew Turnbull bt Jesus Martel (Oct 17) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable match which could have gone either way, at points Jesus was unstoppable especially the way he attacked the short ball. Jesus and my styles are quite similar, so we had fast, long rallies from the baseline which were thrilling, a splendid match and I look forward to playing Jesus again. Thank you. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentHarry Touche bt Roberto Villalobos (Oct 11) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Roberto, a very enjoyable match! Looking forward to the next round"  -- Harry
Ryan Palmer bt Andrew Turnbull (Oct 11) 4-6, 6-4, [10-3]
Reveal CommentHarry Touche bt Thiago Alday (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable match, especially the second set. Thiago has a Wawrinka-esque backhand, watch out!"  -- Harry
Devanshu Jain bt Andrew Turnbull (Sep 27) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentAndrew Turnbull bt Thiago Alday (Sep 27) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thiago is a classy player with fantastic technique at the baseline and net. This manifested itself in the second set especially which could have gone either way. A thoroughly enjoyable match! "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentHarry Touche bt Devanshu Jain (Sep 25) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Super game so far, back and forth. I was up 3-0 in the third and Devanshu took it to 3-5 to serve for the match. I managed to break and we had to stop... Looking forward to the finale"  -- Harry
  • "A right match which we had to finish another time. I managed to hold it together and take the third." -- Harry
Reveal CommentDevanshu Jain bt Ryan Palmer (Sep 18) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Ryan is a really good player, he hasn’t been playing much lately so takes some time to get in rhythm but once he does he’s a tough guy to beat"  -- Devanshu
Reveal CommentJesus Martel bt Devanshu Jain (Sep 18) 6-3, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Jesus to serve"  -- Devanshu
Reveal CommentAndrew Turnbull bt Joe Chacholiades (Sep 17) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Joe for a thoroughly enjoyable game. Hope to play you soon. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentHarry Touche bt Ryan Palmer (Sep 16) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Super game, very even. Some stunning technical shots and some horrendous mishits. Top match, well done"  -- Harry

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentHarry Touche bt Andrew Turnbull (Sep 13) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic game with tos and fros throughout. I managed to save two match points in the final set but came back to take it. Could very much have gone either way, a three hour epic!"  -- Harry
Reveal CommentDevanshu Jain bt Thiago Alday (Sep 13) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I would say it was the highest quality first set I’ve played in these leagues so far; Thiago is by far the best returner of serves I’ve encountered Barely managed to win first set Thanks for a great game Thiago "  -- Devanshu
Jesus Martel bt Roberto Villalobos (Sep 12) 6-3, 7-5
Joe Chacholiades bt Thiago Alday (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJesus Martel bt Thiago Alday (Sep 11) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great tennis in the early morning! Wish you the best of luck for your remaining matches Thiago!"  -- Jesus
Jesus Martel bt Ryan Palmer (Sep 11) 6-3, 6-2
Jesus Martel bt Harry Touche (Sep 6) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
Reveal CommentAndrew Turnbull bt Roberto Villalobos (Sep 5) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Roberto's bullet shots had me cornered in the first half of the first set: we had some strong fast rallies and it was a tough but enjoyable game. Thank you and good luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Andrew
Devanshu Jain bt Joe Chacholiades (Sep 5) 7-5, 6-0
Reveal CommentDevanshu Jain bt Roberto Villalobos (Aug 29) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed playing a lot with Roberto, had many deuces in the first set, could’ve gone either way"  -- Devanshu

Group Summary:

5 wins saw Alexander finish top of the table in Group 3 although sadly his match against Nik couldn't get completed, a shame when the first set was such a battle. Peter and Harry both recorded 4 wins but Peter took runner up spot thanks to being quicker out of the blocks with his match scheduling. There was a fighting win for Elliot against Lee too in a match played across 2 sessions.

Final Rankings:

  1. Alexander Kuebler 7.2 [W5, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Peter O'neill 9.2 [W4, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Harry Monthen [W4, L1] 8
  4. Lee Giet [W1, L5, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nik Wottge [W2, UF2] 5
  6. Elliot Dodds [W2, L3, UF1] 5
  7. Mads Ovesen [L1, UF1] 1
  8. Arek Kielbowski [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter O'neill bt Arek Kielbowski (Oct 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game Arek!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentHarry Monthen bt Elliot Dodds (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good game Elliot!"  -- Harry
Reveal CommentPeter O'neill bt Elliot Dodds (Oct 17) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game! Cheers Elliot."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentElliot Dodds bt Arek Kielbowski (Oct 16) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game"  -- Elliot

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentElliot Dodds bt Lee Giet (Oct 7) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "TBC"  -- Elliot
Alexander Kuebler bt Arek Kielbowski (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentHarry Monthen bt Peter O'neill (Sep 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Peter for a good match!"  -- Harry
Reveal CommentHarry Monthen bt Arek Kielbowski (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Arek for a nice match! "  -- Harry
Reveal CommentAlexander Kuebler v Nik Wottge (Sep 28) 7-6 (10-8), 2-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Epic and really enjoyful set with lucky end on my side - set points on both sides - looking fwd to continuing next week..."  -- Alexander
Reveal CommentLee Giet bt Arek Kielbowski (Sep 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice meeting and playing Arek, some great forehand returns. Thanks for the game!"  -- Lee
Alexander Kuebler bt Harry Monthen (Sep 26) Walkover
Nik Wottge bt Peter O'neill (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentHarry Monthen bt Lee Giet (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good match!"  -- Harry
Alexander Kuebler bt Elliot Dodds (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentPeter O'neill bt Mads Ovesen (Sep 9) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game cheers!"  -- Peter
Nik Wottge bt Lee Giet (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-0
Alexander Kuebler bt Peter O'neill (Sep 4) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3
Nik Wottge v Elliot Dodds (Sep 4) 5-7, 6-2, 3-0 TBC
Reveal CommentLee Giet v Mads Ovesen (Sep 3) 6-3, 1-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Mads to serve"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentPeter O'neill bt Lee Giet (Sep 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with some long rallies. "  -- Peter
Alexander Kuebler bt Lee Giet (Aug 28) 6-2, 6-0

Group Summary:

This was a fairly quiet group with several matches left unplayed, however Jeffrey did enough to secure top spot by winning 4 out of 5 matches including a close 2 setter against Carsten which was "not an easy match". Uros led the chasing pack with 3 wins including a hard fought match against Samuel where he regrouped after losing a close second set tiebreak to win in 3. Our 'Match of the Group' was Stephen's nailbiting 3 setter against Samuel though... great tennis!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jeffrey Wan 9.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Uros Kete [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Carsten Hovestadt [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nicolo Cavalli [W3] 6
  5. Spencer Withrington [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Stephen Alont [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Samuel O'Sullivan 10.2 [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Elliot Marcus 10.1 [L1]

Match Results:

Nicolo Cavalli bt Jeffrey Wan (Oct 17) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
Jeffrey Wan bt Stephen Alont (Oct 6) 6-2, 6-1
Nicolo Cavalli bt Uros Kete (Sep 30) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Stephen Alont (Sep 27) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "good fair match"  -- Carsten
Nicolo Cavalli bt Carsten Hovestadt (Sep 24) 6-3, 6-2
Uros Kete bt Samuel O'Sullivan (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2
Reveal CommentSpencer Withrington bt Stephen Alont (Sep 20) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and a lot of tough points. Thanks Stephen. "  -- Spencer
Reveal CommentJeffrey Wan bt Carsten Hovestadt (Sep 18) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Played carsten on a nice, sunny day. Carsten has a strong serve pushing me to the back constantly, combined with his reliable net play and slices, have to say it was not it was not an easy match for me. I was somehow able to take both sets but honestly it could have gone either way. Looking forward to a rematch. Carsten good luck on your remaining matches. Thanks."  -- Jeffrey
Reveal CommentJeffrey Wan bt Spencer Withrington (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played Spencer on a hot and sunny day. Spencer has quite a few weapons on his hand, one of which was his first serve. During the match definitely witness a few ace serves. Thanks you for the match Spencer and good luck on your remaining matches. Jeff wan"  -- Jeffrey
Reveal CommentSpencer Withrington bt Elliot Marcus (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and a perfect evening for it. Thanks Elliot "  -- Spencer
Uros Kete bt Stephen Alont (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentUros Kete bt Carsten Hovestadt (Sep 11) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "good game"  -- Carsten
Carsten Hovestadt bt Spencer Withrington (Sep 9) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentJeffrey Wan bt Samuel O'Sullivan (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice, competitive match with Sam. There was a few ace returns from Sam that left me in awe. Good luck in your remaining matches"  -- Jeffrey

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentStephen Alont bt Samuel O'Sullivan (Aug 31) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant game, with some great rallies"  -- Stephen

Group Summary:

Congratulations to James for being crowned Group 5 champ on his Leagues debut, winning 6 out of 7 matches to finish a single point clear of runner up Tiago. Fittingly his only defeat was to Tiago, a really exciting 3 set tussle that went all the way to a third set tiebreak, while Marco showed similar grit to come from a set down and win in the match tiebreak against Madlen.

Final Rankings:

  1. James Willcox [W6, L1] 13 WINNER
  2. Tiago Cabrito [W6] 12 RUNNER UP
  3. Patrick O'Brien 10.2 [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Benoit Taburel [W2, L5] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jonathan Bunney 8.2 [W3] 6
  6. Marco Giuliani [W2, L4] 5
  7. Vinu Krishnan [W1, L1] 2
  8. Alex Bates 10.1 [W1, L4] 2
  9. Madlen Buchbauer [L7] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Willcox bt Alex Bates (Oct 23) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Match tbc "  -- James
  • "Great game Alex :)" -- James
Reveal CommentTiago Cabrito bt James Willcox (Oct 21) 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Best game I played by far... thanks "  -- Tiago
Reveal CommentTiago Cabrito bt Madlen Buchbauer (Oct 18) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game... thanks Madlen "  -- Tiago
Reveal CommentMarco Giuliani bt Benoit Taburel (Oct 14) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really close game with long rallies and high level of competition. It could have gone either way! I really enjoyed the match, hope to playing with you again!"  -- Marco
Alex Bates bt Madlen Buchbauer (Oct 14) 7-5, 6-0
Reveal CommentTiago Cabrito bt Marco Giuliani (Oct 13) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Good game Marco "  -- Tiago
Reveal CommentJames Willcox bt Benoit Taburel (Oct 11) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some long deuce points which kept things tense. Really enjoyable Benoit - look forward to the next one."  -- James
Reveal CommentVinu Krishnan bt Patrick O'Brien (Oct 10) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match played over 2 days. Lots of long rallies and tight games. Thanks Patrick. Look forward to playing again."  -- Vinu
Reveal CommentJames Willcox bt Madlen Buchbauer (Oct 8) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match - to be continued ..."  -- James
  • "Really fun rallies throughout - thanks Madlen." -- James
Reveal CommentJonathan Bunney bt Marco Giuliani (Oct 5) 4-1, 0-4, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Marco. It was very gloomy conditions but fortunately the rain held off."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJames Willcox bt Marco Giuliani (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun, competitive game despite the rain - hopefully will get to play each other again. Cheers Marco "  -- James
Reveal CommentBenoit Taburel bt Madlen Buchbauer (Sep 30) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice game despite a rainy weather. The score did not reflect at all the game with most of games very tight and a lot of deuce. "  -- Benoit
Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Madlen Buchbauer (Sep 27) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed this match on a really windy day. Luckily the wind didn't affect play too much, Some great baseline rallies, impressive angles and tricky drop shots meant I had to work hard for this win. Thanks Madlen!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentTiago Cabrito bt Alex Bates (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game"  -- Tiago
Reveal CommentMarco Giuliani bt Madlen Buchbauer (Sep 23) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with many good rallies despite the bad weather. It could have gone both ways in the final tie break. Madlen was fighting back to every point! Looking forward to a rematch!"  -- Marco
Reveal CommentBenoit Taburel bt Alex Bates (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with good exchange "  -- Benoit
Reveal CommentJonathan Bunney bt Madlen Buchbauer (Sep 21) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Madlen and play on such a beautiful day. "  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentTiago Cabrito bt Benoit Taburel (Sep 20) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Good game "  -- Tiago
Reveal CommentTiago Cabrito bt Patrick O'Brien (Sep 19) 6-0, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good game Paddy"  -- Tiago
Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Alex Bates (Sep 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was great getting out and playing Alex again. Second set much tighter than the score line would suggest, with some very competitive rallies. Great match."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentJonathan Bunney bt Benoit Taburel (Sep 13) 4-0, 1-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Benoit. Enjoyable match. "  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJames Willcox bt Vinu Krishnan (Sep 13) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Scorcher of a day. Enjoyable match and v tight first set with some long deuce points. Looking forward to the next one "  -- James
Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Marco Giuliani (Sep 12) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always a great match when playing Marco. We had a really long, really fun first set with some super competitive rallies and it could have gone either way. Looking forward to the next match!"  -- Patrick

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Benoit Taburel (Sep 6) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was such a fun match, in great conditions - dry, cool, and still. Benoit is a great guy and challenging opponent. We were both chasing the break in the first set, and I just eeked out a win with some key serves in the tie break. He came back strong in the second set, and was 4-1 up in the third when I managed to dig deep in some absolutely epic rallies that could have gone either way. Thanks for a great match and looking forward to the next one!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentJames Willcox bt Patrick O'Brien (Aug 29) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable match with Patrick on a slightly windy day in Bethnal Green. Both broke each other's serves and lots of great baseline rallies mixed with some free-flowing net play. Great match Patrick - will have to play again soon."  -- James

Group Summary:

There was a clear winner at the top of Group 6 with James notching up 6 wins and earning midway bonus points to finish with a comfortable 4 point lead over runner up Oliver. Oliver pushed James hard in their head to head, a "topsy turvy" and "really challenging" match played over 3 sessions. Meanwhile Oliver won a close 3 setter against Pascal and Vik came from a set down to win a "fantastic match" against Helen.

Final Rankings:

  1. James Farthing [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Oliver Lindop [W5, L1] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Vik Khurana 9.1 [W4, L2] 8
  4. Kurt Williams 8.2 [W2, L4] 5
  5. Pascal Dürr [W1, L3] 4
  6. Stefania Puscasu [W1, L4] 4
  7. Helen Moyes [L4] 1
  8. Tiago Matos 8.2 [L1] 1
  9. Geoffroy De Mendez

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOliver Lindop bt Vik Khurana (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was great meeting Vik and we had a competitive game. Vik has a killer forehand which I had to be careful around. I tried to keep points in his backhand and keep him at the back of the court which seemed to work. Vik is a lovely guy and I look forward to any future contests. "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentStefania Puscasu bt Kurt Williams (Oct 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "To be continued, we ran out of time. Great game so far."  -- Stefania
Reveal CommentOliver Lindop bt Kurt Williams (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to play Kurt again. We had a great match with a few fantastic rallies. Really enjoyable and Kurt made it a proper competition. "  -- Oliver

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentOliver Lindop bt Pascal Dürr (Oct 18) 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Pascal. We had a close match split over two meetings. Lots of great rallies and close points. "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentVik Khurana bt Helen Moyes (Oct 17) 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match, I really enjoyed it. The final 2 sets were closer than the score line suggests"  -- Vik
Reveal CommentVik Khurana bt Pascal Dürr (Oct 14) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great (and close) match, thanks Pascal, look forward to playing again soon."  -- Vik
Reveal CommentOliver Lindop bt Stefania Puscasu (Oct 11) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Match to be completed. Stefania to serve in the final set. "  -- Oliver
  • "It was great to meet Stefania, our epic march played out over 4 separate meetings due to lack of time and rain. Stef won the first set and was hitting the ball really well, while I was quite inconsistent and struggled to find my range. In the second set I made some adjustments by keeping the ball shorter and lower which seemed to work. The third set was close but I just did enough to win. Stef is a great tennis player and even better person, wishing her the best of luck for the remaining games." -- Oliver
Vik Khurana bt Stefania Puscasu (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt Pascal Dürr (Oct 1) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "what a great match.. By the time we hit the third set all gloves were off and we were each fighting for every point. Could have gone either way and today the tennis gods were for me. Best of luck Pascal. "  -- Kurt
Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt Helen Moyes (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect weather for tennis 🎾. Best of luck Helen for the rest. I'm sure we'll play again."  -- Kurt
Reveal CommentPascal Dürr bt Stefania Puscasu (Sep 27) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close game with many ups and downs but we played on a very good level tho. "  -- Pascal
Reveal CommentJames Farthing bt Oliver Lindop (Sep 25) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great meeting Oliver and game TBC. We played the first set with very flat tennis balls. Will be fun to complete the match with newer balls next time. Oliver to serve at the start of the second set. "  -- James
  • "What a topsy turvy match. After the first set playing with flat tennis balls, we decided to arrange another time to play the 2nd (and potentially 3rd) set. On that day, it chucked it down with rain, meaning that we rearranged yet again to finish our match. In the 2nd set, I had a flying start, racing into a 4-0 lead. Oliver then showed incredible composure and played some exceptional tennis to pull it back to 4-4. Once we were back level, even though we were level, I believed it was anyone's set. I managed to clear my head and broke Oliver to go 5-4 up. I was very nervy in my service game, but managed to hold serve to close out the match. A really challenging match, thanks very much Oliver!" -- James
Reveal CommentJames Farthing bt Kurt Williams (Sep 20) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Absolute pleasure to play with Kurt, lots of fun! Really entertaining match with lots of intense rallies! There were so many great points and a lot of scrambling from both of us. It was a hot and beautiful day in King Edwards Park. Lovely conditions but it was very tiring! I hope we play again soon, it was great to meet you. "  -- James
Reveal CommentVik Khurana bt Kurt Williams (Sep 15) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Kurt to serve 5 all"  -- Kurt
Reveal CommentJames Farthing bt Vik Khurana (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun to play with Vik. He has a number of good shots and a lot in his locker. It felt like a very social match, even though it remained competitive throughout. If quite happily play another match with Vik, so I hope we meet up again and play at some point. Cheers! "  -- James
Reveal CommentOliver Lindop bt Helen Moyes (Sep 13) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was great meeting Helen and we had a fantastic match. The first set was characterised by inconsistent serving from both of us where we struggled to hold our service games. I found a bit of consistency towards the end of the set and managed to close it out. The second set was topsy turvy with lots of good rallies and close points. "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentJames Farthing bt Stefania Puscasu (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely game on a beautiful evening in Poplar Rec. Stefania and I attempted to play last week to no avail due to it raining - so this was our second attempt to play the match. We both were playing some nice tennis with lots of entertaining rallies. Key differences came in consistency on the key points, which can make such a big difference. It was really fun to play with Stefania and I hope we will play again socially another time. "  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Farthing bt Helen Moyes (Sep 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Had an enjoyable game of tennis with Helen. We had lots of great rallies, making it far more competitive than the score suggests, with plenty of games going to deuces. Helen's serve wasn't firing on the day which made it difficult for her to hold serve. After the match, we played some tiebreaks which were thoroughly enjoyable. Once again, these were competitive and Helen's serve was much better. Helen will definitely win games on another day and I wish you the best of luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Farthing bt Tiago Matos (Sep 1) 4-6, 6-4, [10-1]

Player Comments:

  • "Such a tough match for me, exhausting! Tiago is a very consistent hitter which makes it very difficult to break him down and win points. We both started the match well, trading early breaks of serve. Tiago then went through a strong period of play, racing into a 5-2 lead and I was finding it tough to hold serve. Tiago held strong and took the first set 6-4. In the second set, I went through a bad patch whilst Tiago played well. He went 4-0 up and I just tried to keep the ball in court to try and make it respectable. Tennis is a funny game and I gathered a bit of momentum. This coincided with Tiago dropping off a bit and I managed to fight back to take the set 6-4. We concluded with a match tie break, which I won 10-1. Thanks!"  -- James

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Elliot who made his mark at the top of the table with a run of 5 wins undefeated, including crucially a win against runner up and "Jurgen Klopp lookalike" Richard! There were lots of close scorelines across the group including Ilya's double tiebreak win against George and Shy's comeback win against Abdul-Rashid in which Shy lost the first set but won the next 2 on tiebreaks.

Final Rankings:

  1. Elliot Thomson [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Richard Standring [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. George Cockshull [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Abdul-Rashid Patel 9.2 [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lyuba Abramova 9.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ilya Saunkin [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. SHY HARRIS [W1, L2] withdrawn 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Pau Ling Yap [L1]
  9. Karim Delawalla

Match Results:

Reveal CommentElliot Thomson bt Lyuba Abramova (Oct 18) 7-6 (9-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lyuba has a great level of fitness and had a variety of shots and consistency that really pushed me to my limits, and resulted in me even thinking about changing my strategy completely. Full credit to her - a great competitor over 2 sessions lasting 2 and a half hours."  -- Elliot
Reveal CommentGeorge Cockshull bt Abdul-Rashid Patel (Oct 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with Abdul, some long games in there that the score doesn't show and some pretty exciting angles and net play."  -- George
Reveal CommentElliot Thomson bt Richard Standring (Oct 17) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to finally play Richard, who could easily have a 2nd career as a Jurgen Klopp lookalike (he's my idol!). I probably had more consistency and could stay in points longer than him on this day. Would like to play him on another day for sure."  -- Elliot
Reveal CommentIlya Saunkin bt George Cockshull (Oct 15) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "The city was slippery when wet started and after a couple of games it started raining. So we decided to reschedule."  -- Ilya
Abdul-Rashid Patel bt Lyuba Abramova (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentElliot Thomson bt Ilya Saunkin (Oct 11) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game with so many long rallies! Ilya to serve start of final set. "  -- Elliot
  • "A good match, although the second session didn't live up to the standards of the first. Nevertheless it was a friendly encounter with someone I would gladly play again." -- Elliot
  • "A real pleasure to finish this and play together again." -- Elliot
Reveal CommentRichard Standring bt George Cockshull (Oct 1) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tightly contested second set until a break at 4-4. Some really fun tennis. Great hard hitting baseline rallying after the game as well"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Standring bt SHY HARRIS (Sep 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play with Shy again. First half of the second set was a real battle with several toughly contested deuces, and I was caught out several times by one particular shot of Shy’s... really fun game!"  -- Richard

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSHY HARRIS bt Abdul-Rashid Patel (Sep 16) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A very close game Played over two session with a lot of duece points and two close tie breaks"  -- SHY
Reveal CommentRichard Standring bt Abdul-Rashid Patel (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match against Abdul - I was blessed with some consistency which gave me what I needed on this occasion to overcome the challenge of Abdul's deadly drops and short sharp angles. Thanks for the match!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentElliot Thomson bt George Cockshull (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A nice day for tennis with the smell of weed from the locals in the park an unexpected addition to the atmosphere during the match. We both played nicer rallies after the match finished to be honest. "  -- Elliot
Reveal CommentGeorge Cockshull bt SHY HARRIS (Sep 11) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Shy, some thrilling points in there. With a slippy grip on a serve during warmup (never thought this would happen to me haha) I managed to crack my racket hoop at 12 oclock, but luckily was still good to continue. Glad we got this done, was a fun match. Definitely up for playing again some time!"  -- George
Reveal CommentRichard Standring bt Ilya Saunkin (Sep 9) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game against Ilya, a real battle through the second set up to a toughly contested break at 4-4. Always a pleasure to play against another player working on improving their game. Looking forward to playing again."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentLyuba Abramova bt Ilya Saunkin (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. TBC"  -- Lyuba
  • "A very enjoyable match with lots of long rallies and deuces. Great tennis! Hope we play again! Thanks, Ilya." -- Lyuba
Reveal CommentElliot Thomson bt Abdul-Rashid Patel (Sep 5) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Loads of decent rallies. Abdul had me scampering around the court with devilish drop shots throughout. I was made to work for this win. Underestimate him at your peril."  -- Elliot
Reveal CommentAbdul-Rashid Patel bt Ilya Saunkin (Sep 1) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, thanks Ilya"  -- Abdul-Rashid
Reveal CommentLyuba Abramova bt Richard Standring (Aug 31) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with Rich with lots of long rallies and deuces, which could have gone either way. I did enjoy it! "  -- Lyuba
Ilya Saunkin bt Pau Ling Yap (Aug 30) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentGeorge Cockshull bt Lyuba Abramova (Aug 30) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match. Some really long games in there and interesting points. Lyuba has some very tough baseline shots, and a cool head. That walled court can be surprisingly windy, which definitely affected some points, but otherwise great sesh, had a lot of fun."  -- George

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Tom for finishing as Group 8 champ on debut by the narrowest of margins as both he and Mingjie earned 14 points but crucially Tom won their head to head, an exciting 3 setter with a really "close final set". There were some "exciting rallies" in his win over Abhishek too while MG Bouchard and Leon must have set some kind of record for "a fun hit over 2 hours on two Sundays, on 2 courts, in 2 boroughs (once Leon found the right park)"!

Final Rankings:

  1. Tom McGivan [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Mingjie Wang [W5, L2] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Emilio Flores [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Leon Williams 10.2 [W1, L4, UF2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. MG Bouchard 10.1 [W2, L1] 4
  6. Abhishek Chatterjee 10.1 [L3, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Mark Hammill [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Matthew Gerverun-Pratt [L2, UF1] 1
  9. Johary Rakotoarivelo

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom McGivan bt Mark Hammill (Oct 18) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Mark, and nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Hopefully I was able to share some helpful pointers!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentLeon Williams v Matthew Gerverun-Pratt (Oct 16) 6-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "6 games all and 6-6 currently in the tie break for the first set. I'll serve from the south side once we resume on Monday. "  -- Leon
Reveal CommentTom McGivan bt Leon Williams (Oct 10) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Leon, worth the morning alarm! Really friendly and good fun, good luck with other games :)"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentLeon Williams v Abhishek Chatterjee (Oct 6) 1-6, 6-6 (2-2) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Abhishek to serve from the north side, currently 40-15 to Leon"  -- Leon
Reveal CommentMG Bouchard bt Mingjie Wang (Sep 28) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very close game, especially with MG's spinning serves and slicing returns. TBC..."  -- Mingjie
  • "Fun, back-and-forth contest with MJ. From 4-0 down in the first set to 4-4, and a second set that also swung with MJ having a 5-3 lead. When we resumed at one set all, the third set wasn’t quite the same after I took a commanding 4-0 lead in the midday sun, and was lucky to hold on for the win despite some niggling injuries as MJ left his A game at home. Thanks for the hit, MJ. Look forward to hitting again soon." -- MG
Reveal CommentMingjie Wang bt Abhishek Chatterjee (Sep 22) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play with Abhishek on a sunny morning. Very close game, lots of deuces, and I was lucky to win the game."  -- Mingjie
Reveal CommentTom McGivan bt Matthew Gerverun-Pratt (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Matt on a very sunny day for September!"  -- Tom

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTom McGivan bt Mingjie Wang (Sep 19) 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • ''What a close final set! Great game MJ!'' -- Tom
Reveal CommentMingjie Wang bt Emilio Flores (Sep 19) 5-7, 6-4 Emilio Flores Retired

Player Comments:

  • "It was good to play with Emilio, very competitive player. We finished the first two-hour with one all, and meant to continue playing this week, but it's shame that he had to drop out the tournament. All the best."  -- Mingjie
Reveal CommentTom McGivan bt Abhishek Chatterjee (Sep 17) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "To be completed! Abhishek to serve (north side)"  -- Tom
  • "Great game with Abhishek, some exciting rallies and two close games I just managed to get the edge on! Look forward to next time." -- Tom
Reveal CommentMingjie Wang bt Matthew Gerverun-Pratt (Sep 15) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was really fun to play with Matthew this morning. I think our levels are very close, which makes it more enjoyable to play, and the score line certainly does not reflect the competitiveness of the match as there were lots of deuces. I am looking forward to playing with him again."  -- Mingjie
Reveal CommentMingjie Wang bt Mark Hammill (Sep 14) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to play with Mark, a very nice guy."  -- Mingjie
Emilio Flores bt Mark Hammill (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentLeon Williams bt Mark Hammill (Sep 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really good hit with Mark. The match was a lot closer than the score suggests, with some great rallies. Good luck for the season! "  -- Leon
Emilio Flores bt Leon Williams (Sep 8) 6-3, 6-2
Emilio Flores bt Abhishek Chatterjee (Sep 5) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentMingjie Wang bt Leon Williams (Aug 31) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good game with Leon, who started with a strong lead of 4:1 at the first set. The second set was very tightly played as well as we had lots of deuces. Overall, it was a nice game and I am excited for my first ever win at the league."  -- Mingjie
Reveal CommentMG Bouchard bt Leon Williams (Aug 30) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very fun hit with Leon. Third set to continue soon. 2-2 Leon to serve from the south side"  -- MG
  • "A fun hit over 2 hours on two Sundays, on 2 courts, in 2 boroughs (once Leon found the right park). What Leon might lack in technique, he makes up for it with his athleticism, and had me wondering how he got some shots back numerous times, especially at the net. Serving wasn't great, but a lot of fun rallies all over the court, and too many deuce games to count. Leon wiped out a 3-0 lead in the 2nd and forced a decider, and when we resumed at 2-2 in the 3rd, it was a very cagey affair with 5 breaks. Some brutal body serves in the final game got me across the line. Best of luck for the rest of the round. Hope to play again soon!" -- MG
Tom McGivan bt MG Bouchard (Aug 30) Walkover

Group Summary:

It was a successful return to league action for Zoe whose 4 wins and midway bonus points saw her take the title, a commanding 8 points clear of runner up Will. Yasmin impressed too pushing Zoe all the way in a close first set and holding on to win in straight sets against Michelle. In general this was a quiet group though with a number of matches left unplayed which is a shame.

Final Rankings:

  1. Zoe Yuan 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Will Inman 9.2 [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Yasmin Birch [W1, L2] 2
  4. Abdelaziz Elasmar 9.2 [L1]
  5. Mariam Simpara [L1]
  6. Michelle Msk [L2]
  7. Andrew O'Connor
  8. Helen Robinson withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentWill Inman bt Yasmin Birch (Oct 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game with a good amount of net work and variety in play. Lovely to meet you Yasmin! "  -- Will
Zoe Yuan bt Michelle Msk (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-1
Zoe Yuan bt Abdelaziz Elasmar (Sep 18) 6-0, 6-1
Zoe Yuan bt Mariam Simpara (Sep 13) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentZoe Yuan bt Yasmin Birch (Sep 11) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Yasmin played very well, a bit unlucky. Score doesn't tell everything! I enjoyed our drills and chat in the spare time too :D"  -- Zoe
Reveal CommentYasmin Birch bt Michelle Msk (Sep 7) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game! Thank you!"  -- Yasmin

Results

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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 (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

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