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Collapse AllBelair & Dulwich Parks Singles - Round 26 | Thursday 10 June 2021 to Wednesday 4 August 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 July 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Carsten Hovestadt 8.1 [W4, L4] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Karanvir Anand [W6] 12
  3. Duncan Marlow [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Will Bickford Smith [W3, L4] 7
  5. Serge Bieri [W2, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Sam Chamberlain [W2] 4
  7. Gb Ladipo 9.2 [W2, L1, UF1] 4
  8. Alex Over [W1, L4, UF1] 3
  9. Howard Roach 9.2 [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentWill Bickford Smith bt Serge Bieri (Jul 31) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Really competitive match in the rain."  -- Will
Reveal CommentAlex Over bt Will Bickford Smith (Jul 29) 1-4, 5-3, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Long rally's, very good game overall."  -- Alex
Will Bickford Smith bt Carsten Hovestadt (Jul 28) 6-4, 4-6, [10-7]
Karanvir Anand bt Duncan Marlow (Jul 26) 6-2, 6-2
Karanvir Anand bt Alex Over (Jul 25) 6-0, 6-0
Serge Bieri bt Howard Roach (Jul 23) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentKaranvir Anand bt Will Bickford Smith (Jul 23) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match in windy conditions played against the background of hip-hop music"  -- Karanvir
Reveal CommentKaranvir Anand bt Howard Roach (Jul 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun fair contest "  -- Karanvir
Duncan Marlow bt Alex Over (Jul 16) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentKaranvir Anand bt Serge Bieri (Jul 10) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game in great weather "  -- Karanvir
Will Bickford Smith bt Howard Roach (Jul 9) 6-2, 6-3
Sam Chamberlain bt Carsten Hovestadt (Jul 8) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Alex Over (Jul 7) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Alex invited me to his club, good match"  -- Carsten
Duncan Marlow bt Howard Roach (Jul 5) 6-2, 6-1
Serge Bieri bt Alex Over (Jul 4) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentKaranvir Anand bt Carsten Hovestadt (Jul 3) 6-2, 2-6, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable contest"  -- Karanvir
Duncan Marlow bt Will Bickford Smith (Jul 2) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Howard Roach (Jul 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match thank you"  -- Carsten
Alex Over v Gb Ladipo (Jul 1) 7-5, 1-2 TBC
Duncan Marlow bt Serge Bieri (Jul 1) 6-2, 6-3
Gb Ladipo bt Will Bickford Smith (Jun 30) Walkover
Sam Chamberlain bt Duncan Marlow (Jun 24) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Serge Bieri (Jun 23) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "good match"  -- Carsten
Reveal CommentDuncan Marlow bt Carsten Hovestadt (Jun 22) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good long game played in good spirit.Carsten got better as the match went on and just ran out of steam at the end."  -- Duncan
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Gb Ladipo (Jun 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good fair match in great weather"  -- Carsten
Gb Ladipo bt Serge Bieri (Jun 11) 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-2)

Current Rankings:

  1. James Murray 8.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Carlo Ninchi 8.1 [W3, L2] 8
  3. Tom McNevin [W2, L1] 5
  4. Patrick Davey 9.2 [W2] 4
  5. Alexandre Meriguet 9.1 [L1] 1
  6. Tim Spencer [L3]
  7. Daniel Braithwaite [L2]

Match Results:

James Murray bt Daniel Braithwaite (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentPatrick Davey bt Carlo Ninchi (Jul 17) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), [10-1]

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to play with Carlo on a sticky hot Saturday in London the likes of which we had not seen in a long time! It was challenging dealing with the heat at times, but it was still an enjoyable match. I was just able to play slightly more consistent 1st set, though after aiming to win 6-3, 6-4, Carlo came back at me from 4-2 down and was playing really solid, combined with myself making more errors, and admittedly the sun was really a hindrance serving at the park end. The 2nd set could have gone either way, and Carlo was playing great, so I was disappointed to lose the tiebreaker though he deserved that. Time and schedule meant we went for the match tiebreak, again this could have gone either way. Thanks for the match Carlo!"  -- Patrick
Tom McNevin bt Tim Spencer (Jul 15) 6-4, 6-1
James Murray bt Tom McNevin (Jul 15) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2
Reveal CommentPatrick Davey bt James Murray (Jul 14) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "I was really looking forward to playing James again, we had a fantastic match in the last round which ended up being the title decider, James coming through 6-4 in the third set to take it from me at the death! We again had a nice competitive match, I was fortunate to be able to play solid enough first set and build up a lead and take it 6-2, but James came back in the 2nd with great serving and aggressive play to have a 4-1 advantage. I somehow managed to be stubborn and stick in there, and was able to break back to level at 4-4. Then it was 50-50 really, James really pushed me to have to make good shots and after another tiebreak beckoned, I was relieved to come through! Thank you James, it's always a battle with you :) PD"  -- Patrick
Tom McNevin bt Carlo Ninchi (Jul 14) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Carlo Ninchi bt Tim Spencer (Jul 4) Walkover
James Murray bt Tim Spencer (Jul 2) 6-2, 6-0
James Murray bt Alexandre Meriguet (Jul 1) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
Carlo Ninchi bt James Murray (Jun 28) 6-1, 6-1
Carlo Ninchi bt Daniel Braithwaite (Jun 23) 6-2, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Linton Lahoud 9.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ioana Nica [W3, L1] 6
  3. Max Brincat [W2, L2] 6
  4. Hector Blackburn [W1, L3] 3
  5. Nick Priestley [L3]
  6. Joseph O'Brien
  7. Noel Rowse withdrawn

Match Results:

Max Brincat bt Nick Priestley (Aug 2) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentMax Brincat bt Hector Blackburn (Jul 26) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game "  -- Max
Reveal CommentHector Blackburn bt Nick Priestley (Jul 20) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a fun game."  -- Hector
Ioana Nica bt Nick Priestley (Jul 17) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentIoana Nica bt Max Brincat (Jul 13) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "good match, long rallies, very well-balanced."  -- Ioana
Linton Lahoud bt Ioana Nica (Jul 3) 6-4, 6-1
Linton Lahoud bt Hector Blackburn (Jul 1) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentIoana Nica bt Hector Blackburn (Jun 30) 7-6 (7-1), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "very good challenging match, lots of rallies, that I enjoyed. "  -- Ioana
Linton Lahoud bt Max Brincat (Jun 22) 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Ragnar Lorentzen 8.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Mark Cheung 8.1 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Joe Davorn 10.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ben Bhagwat-Brown [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. George Harman [W2, L1] 5
  6. Jennifer Howze [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ian MacEwan [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGeorge Harman bt Ben Bhagwat-Brown (Jul 19) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Hot weather was draining on us both but was a competitive match, hope to play again soon"  -- George
Reveal CommentJoe Davorn bt Mark Cheung (Jul 17) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An gruelling but enjoyable game in the bright hot sunshine. The first set probably took 90 minutes and 9 out of the 10 games went to long deuce games. The only one that didn't was the final winning game. The second set, Joe managed to keep his consistency at that high level which won the game. Look forward to playing again. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentJoe Davorn bt Ian MacEwan (Jul 9) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very close game will lots of deuces and could have gone wither way. "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentBen Bhagwat-Brown bt Joe Davorn (Jul 5) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive in wet conditions. Thanks for the match Joe "  -- Ben
Ragnar Lorentzen bt Ian MacEwan (Jul 4) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentRagnar Lorentzen bt Jennifer Howze (Jul 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Ragnar and play at a new court. Quite jolly." -- Jennifer
Reveal CommentGeorge Harman bt Mark Cheung (Jul 1) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "A really competitive match in which nearly every game went to deuce. George kept getting everything back and sped around the court like lightning. I was broken all over by the end in humid strength sapping conditions. Great match and well done George."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Cheung bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Jun 27) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "As always, a very competitive match with evenly matched games throughout. Twice I went 5-2 up and twice Ragnar pulled it back to 5-5. Only I just managed to scrape through in the end. Looking forward to the next game."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Cheung bt Ian MacEwan (Jun 26) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A bright dry sunny day and epic first set lasting over an hour and a quarter. Could have gone either way as the lead and momentum kept changing with an epic final game as well. The second set was also close until the pivotal sixth game which changed the momentum and took to the end. Really enjoyable and friendly spirit. Looking forward to the next one."  -- Mark
Ragnar Lorentzen bt Ben Bhagwat-Brown (Jun 23) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentJoe Davorn bt Jennifer Howze (Jun 23) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Jennifer was a bit rusty early in but the second set was far closer than the scoreline suggests and there were some length rallies."  -- Joe
Ragnar Lorentzen bt George Harman (Jun 20) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentMark Cheung bt Ben Bhagwat-Brown (Jun 19) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really competitive match with an extremely close first set and a second set which saw Ben stage a spirited comeback but just a little too late. Really enjoyed it despite the slippery edges of the court!"  -- Mark
Ragnar Lorentzen bt Joe Davorn (Jun 19) 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-3)
Ben Bhagwat-Brown bt Ian MacEwan (Jun 16) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentMark Cheung bt Jennifer Howze (Jun 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun session in the bright sunny morning. Lovely to be playing in a busy park again." -- Mark

Current Rankings:

  1. Connor Horsfall [W2] 4
  2. Javier Pordomingo [W1] 2
  3. Clarisse O'Dell [W1] 2
  4. Marc-Jason Maier [W1, L1] 2
  5. Lily Graveling [W1, L3] 2
  6. Allan MacLeod [L1] 1
  7. Eleanor Mills [L1]

Match Results:

Javier Pordomingo bt Marc-Jason Maier (Jul 14) 6-1, 6-1
Connor Horsfall bt Lily Graveling (Jul 10) 6-0, 6-0
Marc-Jason Maier bt Lily Graveling (Jul 7) 6-4, 6-0
Clarisse O'Dell bt Lily Graveling (Jul 1) 6-4, 6-3
Connor Horsfall bt Allan MacLeod (Jun 25) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Lily Graveling bt Eleanor Mills (Jun 19) Walkover

Current Rankings:

  1. Saskia Preston [W4] 8
  2. Stephen Goldthorpe [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Carlos Alcalde [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. John Barton [W2, L2] 4
  5. Colin Taylor 10.2 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Peter Frost [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCarlos Alcalde bt Colin Taylor (Jul 21) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Phew, it was hot today! We still managed some good rallies and a few beautiful points. Thanks, Colin."  -- Carlos
Reveal CommentSaskia Preston bt John Barton (Jul 21) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The hottest day of the year and we played at 1pm! I don't think either of us ran much but it was a fun game!"  -- Saskia
Reveal CommentSaskia Preston bt Peter Frost (Jul 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A game in the sun at last! Lovely to meet Peter and enjoyed our hour on the court :)"  -- Saskia
Reveal CommentCarlos Alcalde bt John Barton (Jul 12) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Close first set, as none was able to hold serve for the first few games. Probably the extended break between sets disrupted the flow of the game (there was a lot to cover from last night's match!). Thank you for the match, John."  -- Carlos
Reveal CommentJohn Barton bt Peter Frost (Jul 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We played on clay which was damp which meant that the ball bounced low. The drop shot was the winning return. John played well to achieve his win."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentSaskia Preston bt Colin Taylor (Jul 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game despite the (very) frequent showers! Luckily we played on the clay court so it wasn't too wet and we were just about able to get the game done. Thanks Colin! "  -- Saskia
Reveal CommentStephen Goldthorpe bt Peter Frost (Jul 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure playing you Peter. Thanks for my first experience playing on a clay court. You are a pure gentleman. Nice accurate serving by the way. Thankful we were blessed with with good tennis playing weather."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentJohn Barton bt Colin Taylor (Jul 2) 7-6 (7-1), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A close match! John came out on top both sets being more consistent in the tie break and holding serve to win it in the second! Well played!"  -- Colin
Reveal CommentStephen Goldthorpe bt Colin Taylor (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Colin for coming at short notice. There were many games that went to deuce so the score line is very misleading. Lovely serve action with some wicked topspin. If Colin had played as he did with the knockabout after the match, he probably would have won."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Goldthorpe bt Carlos Alcalde (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed playing you Carlos and the knockabout afterwards. Very envious of your groundstrokes technique and the wicked topspin on your serve. Look forward to playing again so that we can rally and practice consistency."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentCarlos Alcalde bt Peter Frost (Jun 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The rain spared us and we made the most of the lovely clay court.. some beautiful rallies and even a few sprints to the net. Thank you for a great start to the day, Peter!"  -- Carlos
Reveal CommentSaskia Preston bt Carlos Alcalde (Jun 16) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun first game with Carlos on a beautiful day! His serve was much better than mine but I was able to get the win with a bit more consistency on the ground strokes. "  -- Saskia
Reveal CommentColin Taylor bt Peter Frost (Jun 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "the temperature was 29c and Peter had a problem with serving, using under arm serves instead. Colin returned the ball well and came out a deserved winner."  -- Peter

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

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Player name, [LTA rating - if known], 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).

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