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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 AllDundee Singles - Round 15 | Thursday 29 August 2019 to Wednesday 23 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 September 2019)

Over 60% of matches were played in the round, so well done for that. It is great to see so many regular and returning players. Some of our leagues would take a break now till after Christmas, but we know that you in Dundee are made of more determined stuff! Hope you can join the winter round (it lasts for ten weeks) and if you can, please do spread the word.

Group Summary:

With Darren clocking up his fifth Dundee group win, the search really is on for someone to have a go at toppling him from the top spot. This round it was Nathan who got closest to beating the champ - their match went the distance. But Nathan didn't have quite the consistency to press for a podium spot. Second place actually went to JP who, like Gavin in third place, had three wins. Well done Darren and what will happen next time?

Final Rankings:

  1. Darren Pake 8.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. JP Curran 10.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Gavin Lang [W3] 6
  4. Nathan Connelly 9.2 [W2, L2] 5
  5. Gavin Nicol [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Emma Welsh [L5]
  7. Scott McKenzie

Match Results:

Nathan Connelly bt Emma Welsh (Oct 22) 6-1, 6-4
JP Curran bt Emma Welsh (Oct 21) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentGavin Lang bt Gavin Nicol (Oct 14) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match between myself and Gavin today. Lots of good rallies, especially in the second set. It was good meeting you Gavin, all the best for the rest of the league"  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentGavin Lang bt Emma Welsh (Oct 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match today at Victoria Park. The conditions weren't great, with the courts being wet and with it being windy. Me and Emma had some good rallies from the back of the court. Was great meeting you Emma, all the best for the rest of the league"  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentGavin Lang bt JP Curran (Oct 9) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match between myself and JP today. JP was hitting the ball well from the back of the court, so there was some good rallies. All the best for the rest of your matches JP."  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentNathan Connelly bt Gavin Nicol (Oct 5) 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another great battle with Nathan. Well done!"  -- Gavin
Gavin Nicol bt Emma Welsh (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentDarren Pake bt Emma Welsh (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Emma put me in some difficult positions on the court but I managed to defend well and hit some good return winners. I played a clean match and made very few errors. Best of luck with the rest of your matches Emma. "  -- Darren
JP Curran bt Gavin Nicol (Sep 23) 6-1, 6-3
JP Curran bt Nathan Connelly (Sep 22) 6-3, 7-5

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDarren Pake bt Nathan Connelly (Sep 21) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against a great player. One of those matches that makes me appreciate tennis and the competitive nature of the sport. I had a 4-1 lead first set but Nathan reeled off 5 successive games to win it 6-4, didn't play particularly badly just a tough match. A set down but I kept positive throughout and found a way to dig in and win important points. Some fantastic rallies. My defence was effective, even managed to stay in points when Nathan was at the net or had smash put aways. I also went to the net a few times and made the volleys putting pressure on Nathan to pass me at the net. All in all a great match with lots of momentum swings, happy to win a tough match. Well played Nathan and good luck. "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentDarren Pake bt JP Curran (Sep 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I played my usual solid game tonight where as JP went for more pace on his shots. The nature of the beast that errors will come if you play high risk shots. JP also mixed it up a bit as he came to the net a couple of points but thankfully I managed to hit some good passing shots, although I also remember dumping one forehand into the bottom of the net! Overall a consistent match from me, thanks for the match JP and good luck rest of the round."  -- Darren
Reveal CommentDarren Pake bt Gavin Nicol (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I played a really clean match tonight giving Gavin virtually no errors. Managed to mix up my game well tonight and played with confidence, hard lines tonight Gavin. Good luck in your other matches."  -- Darren

Group Summary:

A second group win for Kenneth, but it was a close run thing. Both Kenneth and Aidan won three and lost one, but Kenneth picked up an important point in his defeat to Daniel, and that was enough to seal the group win leaving Aidan the silver. Paul finished level on points with Daniel but thanks to victory in their head-to-head pips Daniel to the bronze.

Final Rankings:

  1. Kenneth Lindsay 9.1 [W3, L1] 7 WINNER
  2. Aidan Brogan 10.1 [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Paul Mudie [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Daniel Macpherson [W2, L2] 6
  5. David Anderson [L4]
  6. Joshua Swinyard 10.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Aidan Brogan bt David Anderson (Oct 23) Walkover
Kenneth Lindsay bt David Anderson (Oct 21) 6-1, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKenneth Lindsay bt Aidan Brogan (Oct 16) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Conditions were tough today. Earlier deluge made the courts wet and the balls really soggy and heavy so was difficult to get any action on our shots. That made for long punishing rallies and many a lengthy deuce game. Nothing in this contest, was point for point, game for game pretty much all the way. Shame there had to be a winner. I got the breaks in both tiebreakers and struck lucky with my shots at the right times. Thanks again Aidan for making it an enjoyable game despite the dreary conditions. "  -- Kenneth
Reveal CommentAidan Brogan bt Daniel Macpherson (Oct 11) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another three-set epic to close out the round for me. I managed to work my way to a 5-3 lead in both the second and third sets but Aidan did well to come back successfully on both occasions. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Macpherson bt Kenneth Lindsay (Oct 5) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Absolutely epic match against Kenny today. Just a shame one of us had to lose. "  -- Daniel
  • "Was very dramatic match today at Baxter Park. Momentum get shifting back and forth. Danny 2 points from victory in 2nd set tiebreaker at 5-2. Thought that was it but won the next 5 points to take it to a third with somewhat jammy net cord, yikes, sorry. Started raining midway third set and we were still pounding it back and forth an hour later. Think I had chances at 5-4 (3 times I had match point). Then Danny sealed it in the next 2 games. Was impressed with Danny's court coverage today. Well played, much deserved win for Danny. Thanks," -- Kenneth
Paul Mudie bt Daniel Macpherson (Oct 2) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentAidan Brogan bt Paul Mudie (Sep 14) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "well played aidan. best game of tennis i've had in the league. REAL tennis at both ends. no pushing, just thrashing it back and forward. too much pushing going on in this league. lost in straight sets but don't mind losing when i've been in a REAL match. let's get a ban on pushing and see how the pushers do!!!!!!!! go for your shots pushers. a donkey can stand there all day hitting it back and forth, up the centre of the court, and not going for anything!"  -- Paul
Daniel Macpherson bt David Anderson (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentKenneth Lindsay bt Paul Mudie (Sep 12) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic game of tennis today at the recently refitted courts. Weather conditions were although wet courts made movement tricky in the 1st set. The second game of the second set proved to be a crucial moment. Must have been getting on for 20 minutes, that incredible game, and was worried how I would keep it going physically. Just scraped that one, giving me a useful 2 game cushion. Was tough to see the match out as Paul bounced back pushing me right to the end. Was a relief to finally get that precious match point as my legs had really gone by that point. Was a gruelling 2 hours. Really well played Paul, unbelievable recoveries at times from seemingly impossible positions. Look forward to the rematch," -- Kenneth
Paul Mudie bt David Anderson (Sep 5) 6-2, 6-1

Group Summary:

Elliot made hay while the sun (sometimes) shone, winning all his fixtures and like all but one of the others adding bonus points to his tally. James takes second place with three excellent wins of his own, and as Elliot nicely pointed out, the scoreline in his match with James was misleadingly one sided. Looks like some fun matches were played in the group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Elliot Hay [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. James Morrison [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Remo Soave [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Steve Dron [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jonni Colquhoun 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. David Brighty 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Morrison bt David Brighty (Sep 28) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Battling a streaming cold and David’s razor-sharp returns down the line nearly did for me in the second set, but somehow I pulled through. This was no walkover over though and a couple of points the other way would have seen me facing a third and by no means predictable set. Well played David!"  -- James
Reveal CommentElliot Hay bt Steve Dron (Sep 21) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match that did not reflect the score with most games going to deuce."  -- Elliot
James Morrison bt Remo Soave (Sep 17) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentJames Morrison bt Jonni Colquhoun (Sep 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Jonni’s game has improved so much since we last played - he really had me on my toes at times and after one epic deuce-tastic bout he had me right on the back foot...He gets to most balls and is one to watch for the rest of this round!"  -- James
Reveal CommentElliot Hay bt James Morrison (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Misleading scoreline with match turning on some very long difficult games. "  -- Elliot
Reveal CommentElliot Hay bt Jonni Colquhoun (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game as always with Jonni"  -- Elliot
Steve Dron bt Jonni Colquhoun (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentElliot Hay bt Remo Soave (Sep 4) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Bit of a gruelling match short of any real quality from either of us with the wind playing a part. Close game as always with Remo. "  -- Elliot

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRemo Soave bt Steve Dron (Sep 1) 5-7, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Steve it was a good game in the sun. However I think Steve tired during the second set. First set almost every game went to Duce with Steve coming back from, I think, 3-0 down. My serving was pretty poor today and Steve played well in the first set, other 2 sets felt closer then the score would suggest. "  -- Remo


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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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