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Collapse AllDundee Singles - Round 17 | Thursday 13 February 2020 to Wednesday 8 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 11 March 2020)

It didn't matter that the Coronavirus cut this round short. All but one possible match had already been played by the time we were all ordered to stay home! A brilliantly well contested group as always. Well done Dundee!

Group Summary:

A fantastically busy group and so many good matches to choose from: there was a great match between Kenny and Mugurel in a ferocious southerly wind; Paul bringing his A game to play Gavin N who got (nearly) everything back and Darren playing one of his best opening sets in a while in his match against Kenny. But when it was all done and dusted, Gavin L, returning to the league after a short break, tops the group, pushing defending champ Darren into second place.

Final Rankings:

  1. Gavin Lang [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Darren Pake 8.2 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Paul Mudie [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gavin Nicol [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Kenneth Lindsay 9.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mugurel Chirica [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. James Morrison [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPaul Mudie bt Gavin Nicol (Mar 23) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I don't usually leave comments but Gav played so well i thought i had to leave a comment for his valiant effort. I threw everything at Gav today but everything came back. Both his defence and court coverage were absolutely outstanding. and that isn't hyperbole. i couldn't go into all the amazing defensive shots he played or i would be here all day. but i distinctly remember one point, with total amazement. again no hyperbole. i whipped a topspin forehand into the corner of the baseline (amazed he got it back), but there is more. after he got it back i played a drop shot (which dropped tight to the net) at the opposite end of the court. He got the drop shot! and won the point. phenomenal! outstanding performance Gav. "  --
  • "I played a lot of drop shots, too. but he got 95% per cent of them and won many points from my drop shots. his drop shot pick up was immense today," -- Paul
  • "Paul brought his A game today. I threw everything I could at him but couldn't break his serve in the last set. Paul kept focused and played well from the first game. Paul upped his serving game and we had a great battle. We're 1-1 in league matches now. Looking forward to the next, whenever that may be... well done!," -- Gavin
Paul Mudie bt Mugurel Chirica (Mar 21) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentGavin Nicol bt Kenneth Lindsay (Mar 21) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Had a good battle with Kenny today. Could've gone either way. I served and moved well but made too many ground stroke errors "  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentGavin Nicol bt James Morrison (Mar 19) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score line is a bit unfair as we had some really good rallies and deuce games. Enjoyed playing James again"  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentDarren Pake bt Mugurel Chirica (Mar 18) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First set flew by, I was getting the ball back in court but Mugurel was making a lot of errors. The ball seemed to be flying off his racket. In the 2nd set Mugurel began to hit the lines a lot more making it difficult for me to return. I didn't get into my usual rhythm but down to Mugurels aggressive game style. Thanks for the match. "  -- Darren
  • "Darren played a good game and managed to win quickly," -- Mugurel
Reveal CommentPaul Mudie bt Kenneth Lindsay (Mar 14) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Paul. You got me back for the last time. Was starting to feel my way back and had some joy in the second set but you just kept going. Those relentless topspin forehands just too much in the end and some cute drop spin shots had me hitting fresh air. And was great to have an audience, the tennis league beginning to attract sports fans seemingly hungry for action in place of the Scottish football void (and general sports lockdown) it would seem. We had 3 plus some kids watching at one point. Baxter Park always open for business. Come down and enjoy the show..." -- Kenneth
Reveal CommentDarren Pake bt James Morrison (Mar 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to have a match with James today to distract us from the health crisis the world finds itself in. The amount of tennis I've been playing helped as I played a strong match. There were some good rallies from the back of the court so I approached the net a few times to try shorten the points. James defended well at times but I placed my shots quite accurately throughout. Thanks for the match James "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentGavin Nicol bt Mugurel Chirica (Mar 8) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Had a great time playing Mugurel today. Our first meeting! Set 1 flew by and I thought I had the match in the bag. Mugurel bounced back with massive serves and forehands and led the entire 2nd set. The first game of set 3 was a battle, with at least 12 deuces, eventually going my way. Really enjoyed this match and looking forward to playing again. Good luck with the rest!"  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentMugurel Chirica bt James Morrison (Mar 8) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a short game because the weather was not good and James' timing was a bit off. We played one set and then cancelled because the wind got too strong. The following game was more of a fight it was close but managed to beat James in the end"  -- Mugurel
Reveal CommentDarren Pake bt Gavin Nicol (Mar 7) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The score doesn't reflect the match as I feel scoreline is a bit harsh on Gavin. I was put under big pressure in first set and Gavin was ahead 2-1 with break of serve. I took a while to find my range at times but got there in the end. Gavin hit some good serves and winners so I had to stay patient. I at least saved a good winner for match point in what was a tough match. Good luck remainder of the round and thanks for the match. "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentGavin Lang bt Darren Pake (Mar 7) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match, both of us were struggling in the wet and windy conditions. Darren kept getting balls back into play and i felt i had to keep going for more power to finish the points and subsequently made a lot of errors. Either of us could have won in the end. All the best for the rest of your matches Darren."  -- Gavin
  • "A really tough match against Gavin today who plays super aggressive so was a big challenge for me trying to hold service games. Some points are just out of your control as winners sometimes fly past but I did my best to hang in and stay with Gavin throughout. Thankfully I played well enough to make it a really close competitive match, with lots of momentum shifts. In the end Gavin was too strong, well done on a great round," -- Darren
Reveal CommentGavin Lang bt Kenneth Lindsay (Mar 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match between myself and Kenny today. Kenny was returning my serves well and we had some good rallies from the back of the court. I struggled with my serve in the first set but is started to improve in the second set. All the best for the rest of your matches Kenny."  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentDarren Pake bt Kenneth Lindsay (Mar 5) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I played one of my best opening sets in a while to take it fairly quickly. I was hitting pretty clean and consistent but Kenny came into it in the 2nd set with some great defensive shots. A few deuce games in 2nd set and some long rallies. Good luck rest of the round Kenny. "  -- Darren
  • "Very impressive from Darren today in near perfect conditions (Was praying for wind tbh but to no avail.) I just never got going today but then Darren was in control of every point so was at a loss as to what I could do just to get the merest of chances. Every shot seem to come clean from the centre of his racquet, very clean striking and seemed to move effortlessly onto every good shot I hit. Just too good for me. Thanks for the 'tennis lesson' Darren and best of luck for the rest of the round," -- Kenneth
Reveal CommentGavin Lang bt Mugurel Chirica (Mar 3) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match at Baxter Park today. Mugurel played well and his positioned his first serves well, meaning they were difficult to return. All the best Mugurel for the rest of your matches."  -- Gavin
  • "Great match with Gavin today. He has a powerful serve and good rallies so it was difficult to fight him. Good luck with the matches, hopefully next time I'll do better against you," -- Mugurel
Paul Mudie bt James Morrison (Feb 29) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentKenneth Lindsay bt Mugurel Chirica (Feb 29) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A ferocious southerly wind made for difficult conditions and it was significant as games directly against the wind proved very tough to win, especially against serve. This meant the score could be deceiving and although I had opened up big leads in both set I knew Bud could easily come back with help from the wind. So at 5-2 was a relief to hold serve against the wind to take the first set. Second set was similar in the way I opened up a 4-1 lead though Bud managed to get it back to 4-4 this time. Again I managed to hold against the wind at 5-4 to take the set and match. Was some great shots played despite the conditions. Well played Bud and thanks again."  -- Kenneth
  • "Great match with Kenny, it was a close one and it the end he won the most important points which gave him the match. Good luck with the next matches," -- Mugurel
Reveal CommentDarren Pake bt Paul Mudie (Feb 26) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I played a consistent match today against Paul and tried to play on the front foot as much as possible. I had a lot of success at the net today going in at every opportunity. This made it difficult for Paul to find a rhythm. Thanks for the match Paul have a good round. "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentGavin Lang bt Gavin Nicol (Feb 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match between myself and Gav today. Gav has good power from the back of the court and we were involved in quite a few long exchanges. Gav deserved more from the match as he played very well. All the best for the rest of your matches Gav."  -- Gavin
Gavin Lang bt Paul Mudie (Feb 18) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentGavin Lang bt James Morrison (Feb 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to get a match played this early in the league. We both struggled in the wet conditions. Thanks for the game James and all the best for the rest of the league"  -- Gavin


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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Dundee.

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.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
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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