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Collapse AllDorchester Singles - Round 17 | Thursday 18 June 2020 to Wednesday 12 August 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 July 2020)

We had 2 small groups in this round of Dorchester Tennis League so 2 new group champions! Thanks for supporting your local league and it was great to welcome one new player and 3 players from different leagues. Collectively you managed to play 80% of all possible matches which is a great effort and a sure way to shake off any post-lockdown rustiness! Looking forward to the next round already!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Dawn for winning the Group 1 crown by the narrowest of margins over defending champ Chris, as Dawn finished a single point clear. The pair both won 3 matches and lost one, so Dawn's win in their head to head played "on a very hot day" proved decisive in clinching the title. Dawn's only defeat was to Dinko in an exciting 3 setter, with Dinko coming from a set down to win in the match tiebreak.

Final Rankings:

  1. Dawn Haywood 7.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Chris Webb [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nick Pitt [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Dinko Georgiev [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ian Turner [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNick Pitt bt Ian Turner (Aug 5) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Rain. Managed to get it played with soggy ammunition. Ian fought hard and was a very fair and sporting opponent."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentChris Webb bt Ian Turner (Jul 30) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in very hot conditions "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentDinko Georgiev bt Ian Turner (Jul 21) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Ian, Thank you for the nice match, good luck with the rest matches."  -- Dinko
Reveal CommentDawn Haywood bt Ian Turner (Jul 15) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A nice friendly match thanks Ian.Hope I gave you some practice for your next matches!"  -- Dawn
Reveal CommentChris Webb bt Nick Pitt (Jul 14) 6-4 Nick Pitt Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Following the completion of the first set Nick decided to concede the match and retire as he was struggling with a number of niggles / injuries which was a shame as he clearly showed some great touches particularly his volleys."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentDawn Haywood bt Chris Webb (Jul 12) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match on a very hot day! Closer than the score sounds, you had me worried on the second set Chris, thanks for an enjoyable game of tennis."  -- Dawn
Reveal CommentDawn Haywood bt Nick Pitt (Jul 7) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match against a wise opponent who knows where to put the ball! I thought Nick was going to come back from 4-0 down and snatch the first set but managed to just hold on! A great match thanks Nick."  -- Dawn
Reveal CommentNick Pitt bt Dinko Georgiev (Jul 4) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Swirling wind brought inhibitions. Thanks for a good match, Dinko. Nick"  -- Nick

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDinko Georgiev bt Dawn Haywood (Jun 29) 6-1, 3-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the lovely match Dawn, you put so much pressure on me in the second set and such a long two games as well, cant wait to play with you again "  -- Dinko
Reveal CommentChris Webb bt Dinko Georgiev (Jun 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match in very difficult, blustery conditions. Dinko was the better player for much of the match but somehow I managed to steal both sets at the end of each."  -- Chris

Group Summary:

There were 2 points separating our winner Gary from runner up Mike in Group 2, with Gary achieving an extra match win although Mike played one more match. Gary won their head to head, the first time the pair had played in the Leagues, while Neil had a solid round too winning two matches.

Final Rankings:

  1. Gary James Cedeira [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Mike Greenfield 10.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Neil Scorey [W2, L1] 4
  4. Paul Holroyd [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Chris Ward [L1] 1

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNeil Scorey bt Mike Greenfield (Jul 17) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Mike, thanks for organising! "  -- Neil
Reveal CommentGary James Cedeira bt Mike Greenfield (Jul 15) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, and a real pleasure to meet Mike! "  -- Gary James
Reveal CommentNeil Scorey bt Paul Holroyd (Jul 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Paul, good game! "  -- Neil
Reveal CommentMike Greenfield bt Chris Ward (Jul 8) 2-6, 7-5 Chris Ward Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight, competitive match with long games and very enjoyable. Unfortunately, after nearly 2 hours, Chris had to leave and chose to forfeit the match."  -- Mike
Gary James Cedeira bt Neil Scorey (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-1
Gary James Cedeira bt Paul Holroyd (Jul 1) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentMike Greenfield bt Paul Holroyd (Jun 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Both of us rusty after all this lockdown, but good to be back. Thanks Paul. Enjoyed it."  -- Mike