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Collapse AllEdgbaston Singles - Round 3 | Thursday 1 April 2021 to Wednesday 26 May 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 April 2021)

Wow, what a Round!! It was amazing to see so many of you back on court after restrictions lifted – nearly 5,000 of you got straight back to tennis across 130 Leagues with more than 8,000 matches played so far and counting! Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic Round and also to our Group Winners, you lucky bunch. We’re looking forward to even more tennis in the coming weeks with Wimbledon on the horizon and also some Mixed Doubles and brand new Women’s Doubles Rounds launching in some areas, with more to follow later in the year. We look forward to seeing you next time – don’t forget to book your place early and get set for the summer season.

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Umar Balal [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tyrell Bailey [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Perrakis Bistis [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ben Nicholson [W3, L2] 7
  5. Will Petchey [W3] 6
  6. Steve Halliday [W1, L3] 2
  7. Ray Edwards [L2] 2
  8. Mohamed Marei [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentWill Petchey bt Mohamed Marei (May 26) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Mohamed! "  -- Will
Reveal CommentBen Nicholson bt Mohamed Marei (May 23) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, it's a shame we couldn't avoid the bad weather!"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBen Nicholson bt Tyrell Bailey (May 22) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good game Tyrell!"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentWill Petchey bt Tyrell Bailey (May 19) 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Tyrell! Really enjoyed it!"  -- Will
Reveal CommentPerrakis Bistis bt Ben Nicholson (May 19) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Ben for the match!"  -- Perrakis
Reveal CommentUmar Balal bt Ben Nicholson (May 17) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "One word EPIC amidst the thunderstorms"  -- Umar
Reveal CommentUmar Balal bt Steve Halliday (May 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult weather conditions especially at the start, very wet and slippery, Steve actually left blood and skin on the court. Some very good points, great retrieving by Steve, but in the end Steve wanted to give me an Eid present. Much appreciated Steve, hope to see you on court in drier conditions "  -- Umar
Reveal CommentPerrakis Bistis bt Steve Halliday (May 9) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A game in great weather! Thank you Steve! "  -- Perrakis
Reveal CommentWill Petchey bt Ray Edwards (Apr 29) 2-6, 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Ray! Really enjoyed it, great contest!!"  -- Will

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBen Nicholson bt Ray Edwards (Apr 26) 5-7, 6-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the fun match Ray!"  -- Ben
Tyrell Bailey bt Mohamed Marei (Apr 23) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentTyrell Bailey bt Steve Halliday (Apr 17) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, Steve. Lots of long rallies in the sunshine. I look forward to playing you again soon! "  -- Tyrell
Reveal CommentPerrakis Bistis bt Mohamed Marei (Apr 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play you Mohamed! Really good technique! "  -- Perrakis
Reveal CommentTyrell Bailey bt Perrakis Bistis (Apr 10) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Gruelling match, Paris. Well played! "  -- Tyrell
  • "Very good match very nice points! Tyrell got me in the end! 😁" -- Perrakis
Reveal CommentUmar Balal bt Tyrell Bailey (Apr 8) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a great game Tyrrell and running me ragged 👍"  -- Umar
  • "Well played Umar, quality player." -- Tyrell
Reveal CommentUmar Balal bt Mohamed Marei (Apr 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in the freezing cold and even a snow shower, not ideal with it also being windy , I was fortunate to take advantage of Mohammed's lack of recent play during lockdown"  -- Umar
Reveal CommentSteve Halliday bt Mohamed Marei (Apr 3) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great playing again after so long. Steve served a whole lot better than I did!"  -- Mohamed
Reveal CommentUmar Balal bt Perrakis Bistis (Apr 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Paris felt sorry for me and let me win, all honestly Paris was rusty and I took advantage. Good game, enjoyed and thanks Paris"  -- Umar

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Ian Emery [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. David Crowley [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Hong Giap Teo [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Inigo Gonzalez [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rob Starling [W3, L4] 6
  6. Alex Bertrand [W2, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Shereen Akhtar [W1, L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Tommaso Romita [L7] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIan Emery bt David Crowley (May 23) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Going into this match it looked like it was going to be a very close match. Unfortunately though fate intervened. After 4 games, with the score 2-2, David broke 4 strings. As neither of us had a spare racquet and with the match needing to have been played by Wednesday, we were forced continue the match and inevitably I won easily. The definition of a hollow victory!"  -- Ian
Rob Starling bt Alex Bertrand (May 15) 6-4, 6-4
Rob Starling bt Tommaso Romita (May 12) 6-2, 6-3
David Crowley bt Shereen Akhtar (May 9) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentIan Emery bt Tommaso Romita (May 9) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match! Given Tommaso only started playing a year ago I thought he did very well! It was the first time I had played at Bournville. It was nice to see all 3 courts being used for Local Tennis League Matches."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Emery bt Rob Starling (May 7) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game! We had time for a random doubles match afterwards 😀"  -- Ian
Rob Starling bt Shereen Akhtar (May 5) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentIan Emery bt Alex Bertrand (May 3) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with some entertaining rallies. It was nice to meet Alex."  -- Ian
David Crowley bt Hong Giap Teo (May 1) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentHong Giap Teo bt Rob Starling (Apr 30) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a close match with a number of games going to deuce. There were some great rallies and I was fortunate to win by taking advantage of Rob's errors at some key points. It was tough to close up the match as Rob saved about 4 or 5 match points in the last game. Thanks Rob for an enjoyable match and looking forward to playing with you again soon."  -- Hong Giap
David Crowley bt Rob Starling (Apr 27) 6-0, 6-2
David Crowley bt Tommaso Romita (Apr 25) 6-0, 6-0
David Crowley bt Alex Bertrand (Apr 24) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentIan Emery bt Inigo Gonzalez (Apr 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Came off court feeling I was very fortunate to win as there was no doubt Inigo was the much stronger player. His all round game was far superior, however too many errors turned out to be the difference."  -- Ian
Inigo Gonzalez bt Rob Starling (Apr 21) 6-0, 6-4
David Crowley bt Inigo Gonzalez (Apr 20) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3
Alex Bertrand bt Tommaso Romita (Apr 18) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentHong Giap Teo bt Shereen Akhtar (Apr 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Shereen for a good match."  -- Hong Giap
Inigo Gonzalez bt Alex Bertrand (Apr 16) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Reveal CommentIan Emery bt Hong Giap Teo (Apr 15) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The scoreline sounds like the match was one sided, however was anything but. It was a very close match!"  -- Ian
Shereen Akhtar bt Tommaso Romita (Apr 14) 7-5, 7-6 (7-0)
Reveal CommentHong Giap Teo bt Tommaso Romita (Apr 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very fortunate to complete the match in between the snow showers. Thank you Tommaso for a good game. "  -- Hong Giap

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentHong Giap Teo bt Inigo Gonzalez (Apr 9) 6-3, 4-6, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Another epic 3-set match against Inigo with lots and lots of running. He made a strong start in the second set after losing the first. Although I was able to level it up to 4-all after trailing at 2-4, I failed to serve at 4-5 to stay in the second set. Dwindling daylight in the evening meant we played a match tiebreak as a decider, which I tried to focus on one point at a time. In the end, it was probably the difference in the number of unforce errors that decided the winner of the match tiebreak. Thank you Inigo for another enjoyable and great match!"  -- Hong Giap
Ian Emery bt Shereen Akhtar (Apr 9) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentHong Giap Teo bt Alex Bertrand (Apr 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A challenging match overall although the score doesn't quite reflect this. There were some great rallies with also having to face break point on my serve on a few occasions. Thank you Alex for the match and hope to play with you again soon."  -- Hong Giap
Inigo Gonzalez bt Tommaso Romita (Apr 7) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentAlex Bertrand bt Shereen Akhtar (Apr 4) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!"  -- Alex
Inigo Gonzalez bt Shereen Akhtar (Apr 3) 6-1, 6-1

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Sam Bossman 8.1 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Saied Yolmeh [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Allan Macalino [W5] 10
  4. Thomas Bonney [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Omar Farouk [W3, L1, UF1] 7
  6. David Gyurka [W1, L4, UF1] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Leanne Beeson [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Rohit Pallan [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Mark Starkey

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSam Bossman bt Thomas Bonney (May 19) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing rallies, well played Thomas!"  -- Sam
Allan Macalino bt David Gyurka (May 17) Walkover
Reveal CommentAllan Macalino bt Sam Bossman (May 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Weather was wet and dry. Got a couple breaks n each set. Enjoyed playing with Sam"  -- Allan
  • "Think I had something in my eye! It was also very windy...Too good Allan, well played." -- Sam
Reveal CommentAllan Macalino bt Omar Farouk (May 9) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Got out to a quick start as Omar had a difficulty adjusting to the wind. Great match."  -- Allan
Omar Farouk bt Leanne Beeson (May 3) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAllan Macalino bt Saied Yolmeh (May 2) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match. Only a few points separated us."  -- Allan
Reveal CommentSam Bossman bt Rohit Pallan (Apr 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for playing Rohit!"  -- Sam
Omar Farouk bt Saied Yolmeh (Apr 26) 6-3, 6-2
Omar Farouk v David Gyurka (Apr 26) 6-0, 2-0 TBC
Omar Farouk bt Sam Bossman (Apr 25) 6-3, 6-2
Saied Yolmeh bt Thomas Bonney (Apr 25) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Thomas Bonney bt David Gyurka (Apr 22) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentSam Bossman bt David Gyurka (Apr 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for playing David! "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSaied Yolmeh bt Rohit Pallan (Apr 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It is fun"  -- Saied
Thomas Bonney bt Rohit Pallan (Apr 19) 6-2, 6-2
Thomas Bonney bt Leanne Beeson (Apr 18) 6-3, 6-3

Match of the Group:

David Gyurka bt Leanne Beeson (Apr 17) 6-3, 1-6, 7-5
Saied Yolmeh bt David Gyurka (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentSam Bossman bt Saied Yolmeh (Apr 11) 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Unbelievable match! 3 day epic, thanks for playing Saied,"  -- Sam
Saied Yolmeh bt Leanne Beeson (Apr 7) 6-1, 6-2
Allan Macalino bt Leanne Beeson (Apr 5) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentSam Bossman bt Leanne Beeson (Apr 4) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in the sun Leanne!"  -- Sam

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Peter Drake [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Amalia Martin [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Paul Zhu [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Steven Granados [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jacki Duff [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ricardo Gouveia 9.2 [W1] 2
  7. Mathilde Edgington-Pollard [L3] 2
  8. Rob Holland

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Drake bt Steven Granados (May 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game always with a watchful eye for the next storm."  -- Peter

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAmalia Martin bt Mathilde Edgington-Pollard (May 11) 1-6, 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It's been nice to play with Mathilde. In spite of the wind and rain she hasn't loose the energy! Hope we can play again with better conditions 🙂"  -- Amalia
Reveal CommentAmalia Martin bt Paul Zhu (May 9) 0-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match. I really enjoyed playing with Paul. No ball taken for lost! "  -- Amalia
Ricardo Gouveia bt Steven Granados (May 9) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentPeter Drake bt Jacki Duff (Apr 28) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with plenty of deuces and we dodged the rain though not the wind, "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Drake bt Paul Zhu (Apr 27) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Close match decided by just a few points, two hours of hard work and hard fought rallies. "  -- Peter
Steven Granados bt Mathilde Edgington-Pollard (Apr 26) 7-5, 1-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentPeter Drake bt Mathilde Edgington-Pollard (Apr 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match, closer than the scoreline indicates. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPaul Zhu bt Jacki Duff (Apr 22) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent close match with some long rallies. "  -- Jacki
Paul Zhu bt Steven Granados (Apr 20) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentPeter Drake bt Amalia Martin (Apr 18) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Couldn't have been closer, the result in doubt right to the last. Highly enjoyable thanks to Amalia's competitiveness, energy and great sport."  -- Peter
Jacki Duff bt Steven Granados (Apr 16) 7-5, 7-5
Amalia Martin bt Steven Granados (Apr 7) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2