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Collapse AllEdgbaston Singles - Round 4 | Thursday 10 June 2021 to Wednesday 4 August 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 July 2021)

Thanks for playing in another great Round of Local Tennis Leagues! We saw many new and returning players on court, with plenty of matches played across the UK. We hope you enjoyed meeting new people and experiencing fun battles in your local area. There’s more tennis to come later this month with new Singles and Doubles Rounds launching in various locations. Be sure to sign up now for your next Round while the sun is still shining this summer!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Dan Kaplan [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Perrakis Bistis [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Umar Balal [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ian Emery [W2, L2, UF1] 5
  5. Tyrell Bailey [W1, L4] 2
  6. David Crowley [L4, UF1] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. ELDIN BASIC [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIan Emery v David Crowley (Aug 4) 6-3, 0-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Due to a mix up with the court booking we were unable to conclude the match. David was very understanding of my incompetency. We are due to conclude the match on Sunday."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentPerrakis Bistis bt Tyrell Bailey (Jul 29) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A nice game with Tyrell with some great points! Nice to play you again Tyrell! "  -- Perrakis
Reveal CommentDan Kaplan bt Umar Balal (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Umar for the match! "  -- Dan
Reveal CommentIan Emery bt Tyrell Bailey (Jul 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Although there were only 18 games, the match took over 2 hours. Tyrell and I were very evenly matched and had similar playing styles which led to some very long games and even longer rallies! Probably no exaggeration to say average rally must have been close to 20 shots. Match could have easily gone either way and the fact Tyrell had played the day before may have been the deciding factor."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentDan Kaplan bt Tyrell Bailey (Jul 21) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, Tyrell! --Dan"  -- Dan
Reveal CommentDan Kaplan bt Ian Emery (Jul 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Ian did not miss a groundstroke during warm-up, which set the tone for the match. He is a great guy and a pleasure to play with. "  -- Dan
  • " A pleasure to play with Dan. Although he was a far superior player he was very modest." -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Emery bt Perrakis Bistis (Jul 10) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately Paris got hit in the eye during the final set and was unable to continue. We will therefore conclude the match another time."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentTyrell Bailey bt David Crowley (Jul 8) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in warm conditions. Plenty of long rallies and deuce games. I'm looking forward to another match with David"  -- Tyrell
Reveal CommentUmar Balal bt Tyrell Bailey (Jul 2) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable afternoon, playing Tyrell again. Enough times I thought Id hit the winner, to see the ball coming back over the net. A lot of close games, looking forward to our next match without the pressure of the league."  -- Umar
Reveal CommentPerrakis Bistis bt Umar Balal (Jun 30) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great game with Umar with many momentum changes!! Umar started better than me and he was up 3-0. Then I started playing much better and I managed to win the set 6-3 and get a break on the second! But then Umar improved his game and beat me bad on the second set with 6-1. Finally on the last set he was up by a break but in the end by playing a bit more safe I managed to win 6-2. Thank you Umar for the great game! Looking forward for our next battle!!! 😉"  -- Perrakis
Reveal CommentUmar Balal bt David Crowley (Jun 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Much tougher than score suggests, alot of close games, always tough playing a lefty with a swinging serve."  -- Umar
Perrakis Bistis bt David Crowley (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentUmar Balal bt Ian Emery (Jun 25) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match in perfect weather, I had a relatively easy first set, which spurred Ian in the second set, I was going to call Ian David Ferrer with all his retrieving skills, but watch T2 on TV now, I think I will call him the Terminator. Thoroughly enjoyable afternoons play"  -- Umar
  • "A most enjoyable match. Umar ran me ragged!" -- Ian
Dan Kaplan bt Perrakis Bistis (Jun 23) 6-1, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDan Kaplan bt David Crowley (Jun 19) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a wild match of momentum swings. The wind gusts made for less than favourable conditions, but it was a pleasure playing. Thanks for the match, David. "  -- Dan
Reveal CommentDan Kaplan bt ELDIN BASIC (Jun 15) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The individually games were more competitive than the final score suggests. Eldin, thank you for the match. "  -- Dan

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Richard Randle [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Allan Macalino [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Inigo Gonzalez [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sam Bossman 8.1 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Hong Giap Teo [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ruth Evans [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Nicola Litherland [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Rob Starling [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHong Giap Teo bt Inigo Gonzalez (Aug 1) 2-6, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This is yet another of my match against Inigo that had gone into a 3rd set decider. Although the court condition wasn't great after overnight rain, this turned out to be an enjoyable and competitive match with many long rallies. The 3rd set was evenly matched that could have gone either way. Thank you Inigo for a great game!"  -- Hong Giap
Reveal CommentAllan Macalino bt Ruth Evans (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun today. Ruth is a very steady, especially the FH wing, ala Ken Rosewall."  -- Allan
  • "A very enjoyable afternoon. Allan has enviable control of the ball and shot placement - just too good for me. [I've just Googled Ken Rosewall - Wiki says his backhand was the best in the game but Pancho Gonzales said of him: "... he had a forehand weakness and a serve weakness" so, i'm a bit confused but it's great to be compared to a tennnis legend ;-)" -- Ruth
Reveal CommentHong Giap Teo bt Ruth Evans (Jul 17) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very competitive match played under tough condition in scorching hot and sunny weather. Although I was 3-1 up in the first set, Ruth started playing very aggressively hitting some amazing forehand shots and quickly ran off with 5 games in a row to take the set 6-3. The momentum changed in the second set in my favour when I was able to get back into the rhythm serving and hitting the balls more consistently to take the set 6-0. The third set was much tighter and I am glad to win this epic match. Thank you Ruth for a really enjoyable game."  -- Hong Giap
  • "As usual, against Hong, this was a fiercely fought, exhausting match with many long and varied rallies. Hong's consistency, superior drop shots and backhand won the day. Well played Hong and thank you for a great match." -- Ruth
Reveal CommentRichard Randle bt Sam Bossman (Jul 15) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The scoreline makes it look far more one-sided than it actually was. Sam was much the better player until 3-3 in the first set, when I managed to win a few consecutive games and served better. I am sure the score would be very different if we play again, which I hope we will do in the future. Thanks for the game, Sam."  -- Richard
  • " Too good Richard! Well played." -- Sam
Reveal CommentRichard Randle bt Rob Starling (Jul 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The scoreline didn't necessarily reflect the match itself as Rob hit some superb shots. I was fairly consistent but he hit the two shots of the match: a second serve ace which hit the inside of the line and swerved away then a fantastic cross court return off a first serve. With more match play, Rob would be a very strong opponent. Thanks for the game!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentSam Bossman bt Ruth Evans (Jul 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play again with Ruth! "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentRichard Randle bt Nicola Litherland (Jul 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the match today. Many rallies and Nicola's drop shots were excellent. Thanks for the game, Nicola!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentSam Bossman bt Hong Giap Teo (Jul 5) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to catch up and play again Hong!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentAllan Macalino bt Nicola Litherland (Jul 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match with Nicola. Thanks for lovely match."  -- Allan
Reveal CommentRichard Randle bt Hong Giap Teo (Jul 3) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We managed to play our game this morning despite the poor forecast and I'm pleased we did. Hong improved a lot in the second set and hit some lovely drop shots and a tremendous lob, which was the shot of the match. I hit a few decent first serves and winners to see the match out. Thanks for the game, Hong."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentAllan Macalino bt Richard Randle (Jul 1) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "There should have not loser in this match. The sun was out and the heat just got to me at the end of second. Thanks for a great match"  -- Allan
  • "A thoroughly enjoyable match. Allan is a gentleman as well as a very solid tennis player. I enjoyed every minute of our game - cheers." -- Richard
Reveal CommentAllan Macalino bt Hong Giap Teo (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The wind was a bit tricky today. Great match!"  -- Allan
Reveal CommentRichard Randle bt Ruth Evans (Jun 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The scoreline doesn't fairly reflect the match nor the number of rallies we had. Ruth played some great shots and also did so when we played a few rallies for half an hour at the end of the match. An enjoyable evening of tennis!"  -- Richard
  • "Richard played consistently well and I couldn't find a way to win a game. But very enjoyable, especially the knockaround after - where I couldn't lose!" -- Ruth
Reveal CommentSam Bossman bt Rob Starling (Jun 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play again Rob, thanks for the match!"  -- Sam
Inigo Gonzalez bt Rob Starling (Jun 22) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentAllan Macalino bt Sam Bossman (Jun 21) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!! Sam has improved since we last played. " -- Allan
  • "Possibly the tightest straight sets defeat in the history of tennis. Too solid Allan well played!" -- Sam
Reveal CommentInigo Gonzalez bt Ruth Evans (Jun 21) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Grand match with very long rallies. A pleasure to have played it!"  -- Inigo
  • "A hard-fought but enjoyable match. Well played Inigo!" -- Ruth
Ruth Evans bt Rob Starling (Jun 20) 6-3, 7-5
Inigo Gonzalez bt Nicola Litherland (Jun 20) 6-2, 6-2
Inigo Gonzalez bt Allan Macalino (Jun 19) Walkover
Reveal CommentRichard Randle bt Inigo Gonzalez (Jun 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Inigo is a very good player but was inconsistent today. He was hitting the ball harder and dictating the rallies but made a few mistakes which allowed me to win the match. I am sure the scoreline could be very different on another day. Thanks for the game, Inigo."  -- Richard

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSam Bossman bt Inigo Gonzalez (Jun 15) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match. Well played Inigo!"  -- Sam
Hong Giap Teo bt Nicola Litherland (Jun 13) 6-0, 6-1

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Omar Farouk [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Peter Drake [W1, L1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Robert Flintham [W1, L1] 2
  4. Alex Bertrand [W1, L1] 2
  5. Leigh Cornell [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Atta ullah Younis
  7. George Twogood
  8. Thomas Bonney

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Drake bt Leigh Cornell (Jul 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match amongst the footballers and Eid picknics at Cannon Hill"  -- Peter
Omar Farouk bt Robert Flintham (Jul 19) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentOmar Farouk bt Peter Drake (Jul 5) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "They say never judge a book by its cover and Peter was a perfect example of it. He made me run around the court like a raggy - doll, I had to push hard and I just managed to get through. Thank you for the work out Peter, good luck!"  -- Omar
Robert Flintham bt Leigh Cornell (Jun 30) 6-3, 6-2
Omar Farouk bt Leigh Cornell (Jun 20) 6-2, 6-2
Omar Farouk bt Alex Bertrand (Jun 19) 6-1, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Alex Bertrand bt Leigh Cornell (Jun 15) 6-3, 6-3

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Leanne Beeson [W4, L3] 10 WINNER
  2. Vincent Van Goor [W4] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Jacki Duff [W3, L3] 7
  4. Jordan Gerrard 10.2 [W3] 6
  5. Paul Zhu [W1, L4] 4
  6. Afaaq Anser [W1, L2] 2
  7. Nicola Davies [L3] 1
  8. Ricardo Gouveia 9.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Leanne Beeson bt Nicola Davies (Aug 2) Walkover
Reveal CommentVincent Van Goor bt Paul Zhu (Aug 1) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the Match Paul, well played."  -- Vincent
Reveal CommentVincent Van Goor bt Jacki Duff (Jul 31) 6-3, 5-7, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game. Slippery court! Wet under foot"  -- Jacki
Leanne Beeson bt Ricardo Gouveia (Jul 25) 6-3, 6-1
Leanne Beeson bt Jacki Duff (Jul 24) 7-5, 6-2
Jacki Duff bt Afaaq Anser (Jul 22) Walkover
Afaaq Anser bt Leanne Beeson (Jul 20) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentJacki Duff bt Paul Zhu (Jul 17) 3-6, 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game but v hot! "  -- Jacki

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVincent Van Goor bt Nicola Davies (Jul 17) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed the Match, thanks again"  -- Vincent
Reveal CommentJordan Gerrard bt Jacki Duff (Jul 11) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match this morning, I lost count of the number of deuces! "  -- Jordan
Reveal CommentJordan Gerrard bt Leanne Beeson (Jul 10) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match today, lots of close rallies and great hitting"  -- Jordan
Jacki Duff bt Nicola Davies (Jul 8) 6-0, 6-2
Paul Zhu bt Afaaq Anser (Jul 8) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentVincent Van Goor bt Leanne Beeson (Jul 3) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Leanne, well played!"  -- Vincent
Leanne Beeson bt Paul Zhu (Jun 27) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentJordan Gerrard bt Paul Zhu (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match today in Cannon Hill. Lots of great rallies, and a few sticky deuces on my serve. "  -- Jordan

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Daniel Smith [W3, UF1] 7 WINNER
  2. Rob Holland [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Steven Granados [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Anita Arya [W2, L2, UF1] 5
  5. JOSE JARRIN [W1, L3] 2
  6. Shereen Akhtar [L3]

Match Results:

Anita Arya bt JOSE JARRIN (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentAnita Arya v Daniel Smith (Jul 26) 5-7, 6-0, 1-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "To be completed this week"  -- Anita
Daniel Smith bt Shereen Akhtar (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-0
Daniel Smith bt JOSE JARRIN (Jul 23) 6-1, 7-5
Rob Holland bt JOSE JARRIN (Jul 21) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAnita Arya bt Shereen Akhtar (Jul 18) 6-3 Shereen Akhtar Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Opponent withdrew due to heat"  -- Anita
Steven Granados bt Anita Arya (Jul 17) 6-3, 6-3
Steven Granados bt Shereen Akhtar (Jul 10) 6-3, 6-0
Rob Holland bt Anita Arya (Jul 9) 6-0, 6-0
Rob Holland bt Steven Granados (Jun 30) 6-1, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Daniel Smith bt Steven Granados (Jun 19) 6-2, 6-4
JOSE JARRIN bt Steven Granados (Jun 12) 6-2, 6-3