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Collapse AllEdgbaston Singles - Round 5 | Thursday 19 August 2021 to Wednesday 13 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 September 2021)

It was great to see so many players out on court during this Round, enjoying friendly, competitive tennis and making new friends. We hope you had a great time battling it out! There is just one more Round for 2021 and we’re looking forward to having you join us again. We think Local Tennis Leagues players are the keenest of them all, so it’ll be no surprise to see many of you back out there during the cooler months. Join now to secure your place!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Tom Bird [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Richard Randle [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. James Cumming 9.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Temitope Aremu [W1] 2
  5. Ian Emery [W1, L2] 2
  6. Umar Balal [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. ELDIN BASIC [L2]
  8. John Hewett [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Bird bt James Cumming (Oct 1) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Played our match indoors in perfect conditions. James has a strong all round game and played some great shots. I made a lot of balls and was able to stay in the points and wait for unforced errors. The score line wasn’t reflective of 6-0 6-0 and we will have another match soon and that maybe very different. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Bird bt John Hewett (Sep 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with John played in perfect conditions."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentRichard Randle bt Ian Emery (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game against a really nice guy. Ian will chase down everything and stay in the rallies. I knew I had to play aggressive tennis in order to win points and luckily I managed to do that this evening. Ian tested my overhead play several times and made me work for every point. Thanks for booking the court and playing the additional Championship Tie Break after the match, Ian. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentIan Emery bt John Hewett (Sep 18) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "John and I have very similar styles. This led to a very long match (2 hours plus) and some even longer rallies. Probably no exaggeration to stay the average rally was at least 20 shots and quite possibly more. Was very glad when I converted my fifth match point (annoying John hit a series of winners on the other match points!) as not sure I had enough energy to play a third set!"  -- Ian

Match of the Group:

James Cumming bt Umar Balal (Sep 13) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
Reveal CommentJames Cumming bt John Hewett (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with John, first set really competitive John doesn't stop running! Hit some really strong returns of serve too... "  -- James
Reveal CommentTom Bird bt Richard Randle (Sep 9) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Crazy match with Richard which involved 2 tennis clubs, 3 courts and 2 different surfaces. We initially tried on a hard court but realised this wasn’t going to be possible with the torrential rain, rather than let a bit of rain stop we moved to another club with all weather clay and finished off under the lights. Richard is a very good, solid all round player. I was struggling with his slice backhand and first serve. Both of us made lots of balls and had many long rallies. I found staying at the back of the court Richard was able to out rally me so I was having to play at the net a lot and try to finish the points early. All in all a very enjoyable match and a great workout. Looking forward to the next one when it’s dry. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentRichard Randle bt John Hewett (Sep 7) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A warm evening made for a pleasant game against John. A good competitor who fights for every point, John deserved more than the three games he won over the course of the match. There were many deuces so the final scoreline could have been a lot closer. Thanks for a good game! "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentJames Cumming bt Richard Randle (Sep 6) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really tiring match (played indoor) in the heat, it was super hot and Richard didn't stop running! Really enjoyable game "  -- James
Reveal CommentTom Bird bt Umar Balal (Sep 5) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match up with Umar. First set was very close almost entirely on serve. We got to 4-4 and Umar was 40-0 up and I somehow managed to win the game and the following game taking the first set. Second set was equally tight but managed to take an extra couple points here and there to take it 6-2. The game had lots of long rallies as both of us had similar styles of play, was a good workout. Looking forward to the next one."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentRichard Randle bt ELDIN BASIC (Sep 4) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Eldin was a strong opponent with a good serve and powerful shots. It was a tough match and I hope we can play again in the future. Thanks for the game."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Randle bt Umar Balal (Sep 4) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Second time playing Umar and it was a tough match once again. He deserved to win the first set but I won a lucky point whilst serving at 15-40 with Umar 6-5 in the lead. I scraped that game and managed to win the tie break. Umar is an excellent player with great technique. A pleasure to play again and I look forward to our next match."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentTom Bird bt Ian Emery (Aug 29) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with Ian. Lots of very long rallies, good physical tennis. Ian moves well and has a strong defence so I had to play patiently and tactically otherwise i was making unforced errors. Perfect playing conditions, dry and warm but not too hot. "  -- Tom
Temitope Aremu bt ELDIN BASIC (Aug 23) 6-0, 6-2

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. David Crowley [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sam Bossman 8.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Hong Giap Teo [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Omar Farouk [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mohamed Marei [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Owen Crawford 10.2 [L1]
  7. Sophie Richmond [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHong Giap Teo bt Mohamed Marei (Oct 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Mohamed for the match."  -- Hong Giap
David Crowley bt Owen Crawford (Oct 6) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentDavid Crowley bt Sam Bossman (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • " I was rubbish, David was better!" -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Bossman bt Sophie Richmond (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Sophie's a great player, it was a good match!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentHong Giap Teo bt Sophie Richmond (Sep 19) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This match was played in somewhat difficult conditions due to rain interruption and wet slippery ground. Sophie has an enviable forehand that produced several winners during the match. Thank you and looking forward to playing with you again soon Sophie. "  -- Hong Giap
Reveal CommentSam Bossman bt Hong Giap Teo (Sep 11) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well fought from Hong and a good match."  -- Sam
David Crowley bt Mohamed Marei (Sep 11) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentSam Bossman bt Omar Farouk (Sep 6) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match in the heat of the day! Well played Omar."  -- Sam
David Crowley bt Sophie Richmond (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentOmar Farouk bt Hong Giap Teo (Aug 30) 7-6 (7-2), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure to meet inigo. First set was an epic went on for eternity but i edged through and second tiredness was showing on inigo . Glad to get through and thank you for a run around good luck inigo."  -- Omar

Match of the Group:

David Crowley bt Hong Giap Teo (Aug 29) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentSam Bossman bt Mohamed Marei (Aug 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you Mohamed, thank you for the great game!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentOmar Farouk bt Mohamed Marei (Aug 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Was a nice day for tennis pleasure to meet and play mohammed. Look forward to play again. Good luck "  -- Omar

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Jeffrey Tang Wai [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Thomas Bonney [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ruth Evans [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Leanne Beeson [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Atta ullah Younis [W2] 4
  6. Vincent Van Goor [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Rob Starling [W1, L3] 3
  8. Peter Drake [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRuth Evans bt Peter Drake (Oct 10) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very long match with long rallies and long games and could have gone either way. Thanks Peter for a very enjoyable match."  -- Ruth
Ruth Evans bt Rob Starling (Oct 3) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentAtta ullah Younis bt Leanne Beeson (Oct 3) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game leanne"  -- Atta ullah
Reveal CommentJeffrey Tang Wai bt Rob Starling (Sep 29) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Rob. That was fun!"  -- Jeffrey
Reveal CommentAtta ullah Younis bt Vincent Van Goor (Sep 19) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Vincent it took us time to settle in the first set but he made me run in the second set closer games in the second hope to play him again "  -- Atta ullah
Thomas Bonney bt Vincent Van Goor (Sep 12) 7-5, 6-4
Thomas Bonney bt Ruth Evans (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-4
Rob Starling bt Leanne Beeson (Sep 6) 7-5, 5-7, [10-8]
Reveal CommentVincent Van Goor bt Ruth Evans (Sep 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Ruth, well played!"  -- Vincent
  • "Well played, Vince. Thanks for the game. I hope you've recovered from the heat!" -- Ruth
Thomas Bonney bt Rob Starling (Sep 5) 6-3, 6-3
Leanne Beeson bt Vincent Van Goor (Sep 4) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentJeffrey Tang Wai bt Ruth Evans (Sep 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Jeff just had too much quality for me and this was a very one-sided match. But the rallying after the match was far more enjoyable for me. Well played Jeff and it was a pleasture to meet you."  -- Ruth
Reveal CommentJeffrey Tang Wai bt Thomas Bonney (Aug 30) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was great fun. Thanks Tom."  -- Jeffrey
Jeffrey Tang Wai bt Leanne Beeson (Aug 29) 6-0, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRuth Evans bt Leanne Beeson (Aug 28) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "It was good to play Leanne again. This was a close match with many long rallies. Thanks Leanne for an enjoyable match." -- Ruth

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Afaaq Anser [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Gurjinder Dhadday [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Leigh Cornell [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Daniel Smith [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rob Holland [W2] 4
  6. Jordan Gerrard 10.2 [W1] 2
  7. Emma Jevons [L2]
  8. Jacki Duff [L1]

Match Results:

Rob Holland bt Leigh Cornell (Oct 3) 6-4, 7-5
Rob Holland bt Gurjinder Dhadday (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentLeigh Cornell bt Jacki Duff (Sep 21) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with some great rallys"  -- Leigh
Reveal CommentGurjinder Dhadday bt Daniel Smith (Sep 12) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game!"  -- Gurjinder

Match of the Group:

Afaaq Anser bt Gurjinder Dhadday (Sep 8) 5-7, 7-6 (7-0), 7-5
Leigh Cornell bt Emma Jevons (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-0
Daniel Smith bt Leigh Cornell (Sep 5) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
Afaaq Anser bt Daniel Smith (Sep 3) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Gurjinder Dhadday bt Emma Jevons (Sep 1) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJordan Gerrard bt Leigh Cornell (Aug 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in a cloudy Bournville park, thanks Leigh "  -- Jordan
Afaaq Anser bt Leigh Cornell (Aug 28) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5

Results


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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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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).


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