Collapse AllErdington Singles - Round 3 | Thursday 25 May 2017 to Wednesday 19 July 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 June 2017)

A mixture of weather conditions was no obstacle for our players this round, who completed some great matches with plenty of really close sets! Thank you to everyone for submitting a lovely range of commentaries, which are a credit to Erdington’s exemplary atmosphere of sportsmanship. Exciting matches played in a friendly spirit are what the leagues are all about!

Group Summary:

It’s no coincidence that the two players who came top this group were the only ones to score bonus points – keen match organisation really can make all the difference! Congratulations to Ian, who got an impressive clean sweep of five matches, and to runner-up Ricky. Ian and Dawud had a marathon battle spanning across three sets, James and Joel had plenty of deuce points, and James and Jahual had lots of lengthy rallies. Well played everyone!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ian Gibson 10.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ricky Seal [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. James Knox [W2, L2] 4
  4. Jahual Haq [W1, L3] 2
  5. Dawud Faris 10.2 [L1] 1
  6. Joel Kulendran [L4]

Match Results:

Jahual Haq bt Joel Kulendran (Jul 14) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentJames Knox bt Joel Kulendran (Jul 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable evening at Pype Hayes park! The new courts really do play very well. I was fortunate to be fairly fresh for this game and went for a lot of big shots that on other days might land out and change the result. Joel was a dogged opponent, taking me to deuce in a few games and he tried a few different tactics, but I just had one of those days when everything seemed to land on the line. "  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Knox bt Jahual Haq (Jul 6) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Brand new courts at Pype Hayes were a delight to play on , and I'm glad Jahual had booked in advance because they proved popular, with people playing on the grass whilst waiting for their slot. The match itself was a pleasure - with both players keen to keep the ball in play for lengthy rallies. In the end I was able to keep Jahaul far enough back to be able to take advantage of some shorter balls which over all made the difference. Thanks for the good workout and a very enjoyable match!"  -- James
Ricky Seal bt Jahual Haq (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentIan Gibson bt Jahual Haq (Jun 24) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A match played under grey skies on a perfect newly laid court at pype hayes park. Jahual played a number of excellent lobs against me during the match . Thanks for the game Jahual and the spirit it was played in "  -- Ian
Ricky Seal bt James Knox (Jun 21) 6-2, 6-3
Ricky Seal bt Joel Kulendran (Jun 18) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentIan Gibson bt Joel Kulendran (Jun 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fairly short game played on a sunny day on new and well laid courts at pype hayes. Thank you for the game Joel you were a gentlemen to play against "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Gibson bt Ricky Seal (Jun 4) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A game played in mixed weather stating with bright sun and ending in grey skies and rain. Although the score was clear cut Ricky and I had many long rallies and it was more competitive than the scoreline suggests. Thanks for the game Ricky , a pleasure as always "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Gibson bt James Knox (May 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A match of many long rallies , the first point being over 20 shots set the tone for the match. Played on a pleasant evening it was an enjoyable match where James varied his tactics against me, making each game interesting and challenging. Thanks for the game James , I enjoyed it as always. Look forward to the next rematch "  -- Ian

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentIan Gibson bt Dawud Faris (May 28) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Hard fought match played in hot conditions in a match lasting over 2.5 hours. Lots of long rallies and a match that went into 3 sets. Great match dawud , feel really tired now after a really good workout and a fun game full of highs and lows "  -- Ian