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Collapse AllDorchester Singles - Round 21 | Thursday 26 August 2021 to Wednesday 20 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 September 2021)

It was great to see so many players out on court during this Round, enjoying friendly, competitive tennis and making new friends. We hope you had a great time battling it out! There is just one more Round for 2021 and we’re looking forward to having you join us again. We think Local Tennis Leagues players are the keenest of them all, so it’ll be no surprise to see many of you back out there during the cooler months. Join now to secure your place!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. David Worsdell 10.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Dinko Georgiev [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Webb [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ian Turner [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Martins Klavins [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mike Greenfield 10.2 [L5] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDinko Georgiev bt Ian Turner (Oct 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ian for setting up that match and you improved so much after our last game.Looking forward to play each other soon"  -- Dinko

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentIan Turner bt Mike Greenfield (Oct 14) 7-5, 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Mike for another hugely enjoyable, competitive and unpredictable three set encounter!!"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentChris Webb bt Martins Klavins (Oct 13) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than the score suggests with some good rallies"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentDavid Worsdell bt Chris Webb (Oct 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Epic first service game Chris and some well judged lobs!"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Worsdell bt Mike Greenfield (Oct 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game in the autumn sunshine. Thanks Mike."  -- David
Reveal CommentMartins Klavins bt Mike Greenfield (Sep 23) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Mike for a good game today. Lots of good rallies! Looking forward to playing you next time."  -- Martins
Reveal CommentChris Webb bt Ian Turner (Sep 22) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game with decent rallies "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentDinko Georgiev bt Chris Webb (Sep 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks a lot for the lovely match Chris .You came back a lot stronger in the 2nd set but I finally managed to win a match against you "  -- Dinko
Reveal CommentDavid Worsdell bt Ian Turner (Sep 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game Ian, you will be dining out on that crunched passing shot to the oncoming serve-volleyer for a while!!"  -- David
Reveal CommentIan Turner bt Martins Klavins (Sep 16) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Martins for really enjoyable and competitive match on an occasionally tricky surface. Hope to pay again soon!"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentChris Webb bt Mike Greenfield (Sep 16) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough and enjoyable match. Mike got off to a blazing start leading 4-1. I managed to peg him back and nick the set off him 7-5 with Mike having previously saved five set points."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentDinko Georgiev bt Martins Klavins (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for coming in to my club Martins. We had quite few nice rallies.Good luck in your remaining matches"  -- Dinko
Reveal CommentDinko Georgiev bt Mike Greenfield (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Mike for setting that match in a nice sunny day.We had quite few good rallies. Good luck in the upcoming matches"  -- Dinko
David Worsdell bt Martins Klavins (Sep 9) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentDavid Worsdell bt Dinko Georgiev (Sep 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough first game back in the league. Dinko, you have an awesome forehand!"  -- David

Results


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Dorchester archive. 


The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Dorchester.


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. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.


Understanding the current rankings display: 


Players' names, W - tally of wins, L - tally of losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a note to this effect is added).


Comments:


Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form.