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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
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Collapse AllEastbourne Singles - Round 34 | Thursday 10 August 2023 to Wednesday 4 October 2023 (Midpoint: Wednesday 6 September 2023)

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Adam Beaney 5 5 0 2 17 WWWW
2 Baris Ali Kibar 5 2 3 2 13 WLLW
3 Simon Underwood 4 3 1 0 10 WWWL
4 Dominic Walter 4 2 2 2 10 LWWL
5 Paul Hunnisett 4 1 3 2 9 LLWL
6 Carl Bradford 3 2 1 2 9 LWW
7 Paul Cooke 3 0 3 0 3 LLL
8 Claire Barrass 2 0 2 0 2 LL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBaris Ali Kibar bt Paul Hunnisett (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was pleasure meeting Paul Hunnisett on the tennis court today, it was a fun match on the grass, thanks for the match. All the best."  -- Baris Ali
Reveal CommentSimon Underwood bt Paul Cooke (Sep 15) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you and get the match played on a perfect evening. Thanks"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon Underwood bt Baris Ali Kibar (Sep 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match, and good weather. Good to meet you and I look forward to next time."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentAdam Beaney bt Dominic Walter (Sep 10) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "On a hot day there were some good long rallies, good to see you back playing Dom"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentDominic Walter bt Baris Ali Kibar (Sep 6) 3-6, 7-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Due to lack of proper daylight towards the sunset time we had to stop, to be continued another day hopefully."  -- Baris Ali
  • "Long and topsy turvy game on the grass!"  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentDominic Walter bt Paul Hunnisett (Sep 4) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and in hot conditions! Thanks for the game!"  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentSimon Underwood bt Dominic Walter (Sep 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of ‘silly tennis’, but good to get match done on a perfect afternoon "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentAdam Beaney bt Simon Underwood (Sep 2) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close match with some cracking serves from Simon."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Beaney bt Carl Bradford (Aug 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some great backhand winners from Carl and always a joy to play you, thanks."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentPaul Hunnisett bt Paul Cooke (Aug 21) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you Paul, a really good game on a humid night, got in some really good rallies as well, will look forward to playing you again"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentBaris Ali Kibar bt Claire Barrass (Aug 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A little time needed for me to adapt playing on a carpet court a surface type that I don't fancy, against a very competitive tennis player. Thanks for inviting me over to DavidLloyd's."  -- Baris Ali
Reveal CommentAdam Beaney bt Paul Cooke (Aug 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good conditions for the game and a pleasure to play you Paul"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentCarl Bradford bt Baris Ali Kibar (Aug 17) 7-5, 2-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "A very long close match on the grass"  -- Carl
Reveal CommentCarl Bradford bt Claire Barrass (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with plenty of running around and some good rallies. Lovely meeting you Claire"  -- Carl
Reveal CommentAdam Beaney bt Paul Hunnisett (Aug 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some good long rallies especially the first point of the match in tricky windy conditions."  -- Adam

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Jerome O'Meara 5 5 0 2 17 WWWW
2 Chris Warland 5 3 2 2 14 WLWW
3 Craig Armour 5 3 2 2 14 LWLW
4 David Cook 4 2 2 2 12 LWWL
5 Caroline Blaxland 5 2 3 2 11 LLLW
6 Jessica Hylands 6 1 5 2 10 LWLL
7 Emma Somerset 2 0 2 0 2 LL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChris Warland bt Craig Armour (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game played, great weather conditions. A good game of slicing that’s always difficult to read. Look forward to our next match!! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentCraig Armour bt Caroline Blaxland (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This match had been cancelled 3 times before today due to rain but today we played in baking sunshine. A quick first set then a more competitive 2nd set which saw Caroline getting used to my slices and making me run from side to side with some excellent ground strokes. Highly enjoyable match though and I managed to do a backspin dropshot which landed on Caroline's side of the net and bounced straight back onto mine! First time I have ever done this. Thanks for making the journey Caroline and hope to play again in the future."  -- Craig
Reveal CommentJerome O'Meara bt David Cook (Sep 3) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "This match lasted three and a half hours. To put that into perspective the Concorde flew from London to New York in less time that! To top it off there was no breeze and just to exaggerate the temperature slightly to make ourselves sound even more legendary, it was about 26 degrees centigrade. David came out strong, his trademark placement making me look like a puppet on his strings. Down a set in the cruel Sub Saharan heat, a voice begun echoing in my head, it was the voice of the Final Boss from League 1 - Simon Underwood, saying, “up and over the net, just get the ball up and over the the net”. Stumbling for lack of hydration, but invigorated by these words, we began smacking the ball into near earth orbit. Honestly, madness, thanks DC."  -- Jerome
Reveal CommentDavid Cook bt Jessica Hylands (Sep 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with plenty of running around. The occasional appearance by the rain didn't dampen our spirits either. Thanks for a great game!"  -- David
Reveal CommentJessica Hylands bt Emma Somerset (Aug 30) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fabulous game with Emma today. Very evenly matched with some excellent rallies. It was luck of the draw who won the points and I drew the prize but it really could have gone either way. Good luck with your other matches Emma and look forward to another game in the future!"  -- Jessica
Reveal CommentDavid Cook bt Chris Warland (Aug 29) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "The first set started with a 3-0 lead for David before Chris pulled back to level at 3-3. David then broke again and maintained the break to win the first set 6-4. Now normally at this point David is ready for a nap. Set 2 started pretty evenly with a couple of breaks and a few break backs. David had three match points which Chris held onto to force the tie break. David then took an early lead and held on to win in straight sets. Another really good match from both players. This is the first time David has beaten Chris in the League so it feels like a milestone was reached."  -- David
Reveal CommentJerome O'Meara bt Craig Armour (Aug 28) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Oppenheimer the famous nuclear physicist once observed Craig’s slice and coined the phrase, “I am become skid, destroyer of rackets.” It is believed that what Oppenheimer meant by this quote is due to the amount of backspin revolutions Craig creates on the ball it develops its own centrifugal force and therefore its own centre of gravity. Much like a black hole this will essentially devour all material even sub atomic particles: warping space time itself. In other words, it takes you a set to adjust to Craig’s other worldly technique, even though I’ve played him many times now. You think the balls a metre in front of you, but no, they are glitched through an unknown dimension. It was an enduring battle." -- Jerome
Reveal CommentChris Warland bt Jessica Hylands (Aug 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lucky to dodge the morning rain. Stayed after the game to have some practice. Enjoyable game and look forward to seeing how we have improved in the next round! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentCraig Armour bt Jessica Hylands (Aug 25) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with Jessica which was so much closer than the score line suggests. Some superb shots by Jessica which were just chipped over the net so I had to scramble often. A good workout! Look forward to playing you again Jessica and good luck with your other matches. "  -- Craig
Reveal CommentJerome O'Meara bt Caroline Blaxland (Aug 23) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • " A new arena this time around - Manor Gardens in Gildredge park. An understated venue surrounded by rhododendrons, perrenials and more wildlife in a quaint maze of greenery. This match was very close. Must have had a the longest time per point I’ve ever played in such was the consistency and depth of Caroline’s game. I had to be on my toes and scramble to stay in the points. Some solid rally’s throughout. Good fun playing someone new! "  -- Jerome
Reveal CommentCraig Armour bt David Cook (Aug 22) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Yet another epic encounter with David who raced away with the first set with a series of fine winners. I managed to get through a close 2nd set. David then took a 5-2 lead in the decider but somehow I managed to force a breaker which I just managed to scrape through. Well played again David and maybe the pendulum will swing your way in the next round."  -- Craig
Reveal CommentChris Warland bt Caroline Blaxland (Aug 21) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "thanks chatgpt… On a sizzling Sunday morning, the blazing sun failed to diminish our enthusiasm for a riveting tennis match. With each swing of the racket, we propelled the ball from left to right, our feet covering kilometers on the court and leaving our step counters astir. Amidst the intense volleys, a moment of befuddlement crept in as we grappled with the intricacies of scoring in the first set. Yet, our unwavering sportsmanship and shared goal propelled us forward, and eventually, clarity dawned. The jubilant cheers that followed were a testament to our perseverance. As we look ahead, the prospect of another encounter in the next round fills us with anticipation and motivation"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentCaroline Blaxland bt Jessica Hylands (Aug 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really great match with some lovely shots from both of us! Thanks for the game."  -- Caroline
Caroline Blaxland bt Emma Somerset (Aug 16) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentJerome O'Meara bt Chris Warland (Aug 13) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The surging wind from the Atlantic jet stream paired with warm undercurrents made for a sticky affair on the famed purple and green of the Hampden Park Courts. Due to the elements one had to be sniper-like when calculating his serve toss, millimetres out and you’d be sending the ball into the sea. Deuces? I’ll have forty, love. Honestly though this match had so many deuces which made for a proper battle. Probably something like 14 in total! Chris showed tremendous fight in the second set leaning on his power to put shots away. The third set was equally tight but I managed pull ahead near the end. Thanks for the match Chris. "  -- Jerome
Reveal CommentJerome O'Meara bt Jessica Hylands (Aug 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Sweeping down the valley of the great South Downs ridge came an unfamiliar heat. Occasional intervals of wind only seemed to whip up the warmth on the Old Town courts. But it felt like the summer we never had, and for that - the flame inside me stirred. Just as I found my rhythm Jessica would pull out pace absorbing shots that sent the ball far into the corners of the court causing me to lose balance and be compromised for the rest of the point. I managed to maintain just enough consistency to see out the match. It was a good fun playing someone new, all the best in the rest of your games!"  -- Jerome

Results

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

Scoring Information:

You earn one point for every set you win. Players who play 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:

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