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Collapse AllExeter Parks Singles - Round 34 | Thursday 24 June 2021 to Wednesday 18 August 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 July 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Tomasz Helman 9.1 [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Adam Chin [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Peter Smiley [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Kerr 9.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Chris Martin [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Matthew Smith [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Steve Doyle [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jared Parsons [L1] 1
  9. Maya ICHIM withdrawn

Match Results:

Adam Chin bt Chris Martin (Jul 28) 6-3, 6-4
Chris Martin bt Matthew Smith (Jul 21) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentPeter Smiley bt Matthew Smith (Jul 20) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Dogged defence in crazy heat. Lots of amazing running to keep points alive!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Steve Doyle (Jul 20) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Superb game in ludicrous heat. Sorry for the run of net cords! "  -- Paul
Chris Martin bt Steve Doyle (Jul 18) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentPeter Smiley bt Chris Martin (Jul 15) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Although played late in the day, a lot of tennis was played, and was much closer than the score suggested. "  -- Peter
Tomasz Helman bt Steve Doyle (Jul 14) 6-1, 6-2
Tomasz Helman bt Paul Kerr (Jul 8) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3
Tomasz Helman bt Matthew Smith (Jul 6) 6-1, 6-4
Adam Chin bt Matthew Smith (Jul 4) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Matthew Smith (Jul 3) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another brutal war of attrition with Matt whose retrieval is incredible!"  -- Paul
Peter Smiley bt Paul Kerr (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-1
Tomasz Helman bt Chris Martin (Jun 30) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Adam Chin bt Tomasz Helman (Jun 29) 6-2, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-4)
Adam Chin bt Jared Parsons (Jun 26) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentPeter Smiley bt Tomasz Helman (Jun 24) 4-6, 6-3, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game throughout... and amazing weather conditions... at some point, it was so hot that we had to call the police to cool things down (I`m serious - ask Pete)... not too far behind Pete in terms of tennis skills, but way behind in term of post lockdown fitness... well played Pete!" -- Tomasz

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Ayliffe [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Lee Kulec-Elston 8.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rory Gray 9.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Julian Cole [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Hui Yang [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Chris Foreman [L2] 1
  7. Gabriel Setiawan [L1] withdrawn 1
  8. Jo Perriam
  9. Oliver Gould

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Ayliffe bt Hui Yang (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful morning and, despite the score, a competitive and enjoyable match. Thanks hui."  -- Mark
Lee Kulec-Elston bt Julian Cole (Jul 22) 6-1, 6-0
Rory Gray bt Julian Cole (Jul 17) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentLee Kulec-Elston bt Gabriel Setiawan (Jul 14) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Lost count of the number of games that went to deuce, then to add then back to deuce. This match if I had to sum it up in one word would be Epic. The game was played in blazing sunny weather as well which added to the battle. It was a shame their had to be an eventual winner because we both played our hearts out. "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentMark Ayliffe bt Lee Kulec-Elston (Jul 13) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Game, set and match in less than an hour."  -- Lee
Julian Cole bt Hui Yang (Jul 10) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Mark Ayliffe bt Julian Cole (Jul 9) 6-0, 6-1
Lee Kulec-Elston bt Chris Foreman (Jul 8) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
Rory Gray bt Hui Yang (Jul 8) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentLee Kulec-Elston bt Hui Yang (Jul 3) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Homage to my opponent Hui who still turned up to compete on a mild, yet damp morning. The first set was close. His powerful groundstrokes took a lot of work from my side to contend with. I edged it 6/4. Unfortunately in the second set with the scores tied at 3 all, Hui fell with a change of direction shot from me. He continued after a break but the set finished 6/3. "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentRory Gray bt Chris Foreman (Jul 2) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Epic monster of a match in the hot sun. Both players could hardly run at the end but neither of us was giving an inch! We both squandered/saved match points (5 between us!) in the final set before the tie-break. Chris led the 2nd set 4-1, and both the final set and the final set tie-break 5-2 so I don't know how I won in the end!"  -- Rory
Reveal CommentMark Ayliffe bt Rory Gray (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Utter thrashing and the score flatters me! Fabulous play by Mark from the first ball. Thanks for coming such a long way to play what was a short match, Mark, I really enjoyed the game."  -- Rory

Current Rankings:

  1. John Plunkett [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Nick Lea 10.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. David Brown 10.2 [L1] 1
  4. Dai Carpenter 10.2 [L1]
  5. Andrew Brown [L2]
  6. Christopher Craze [L1]
  7. Rob Fairley 9.1 [L1]
  8. Matthew Dent 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Plunkett bt Rob Fairley (Jul 23) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game - I think I benefited from it being Rob's first match for a while and a rematch could produce a very different scoreline. "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Plunkett bt Dai Carpenter (Jul 21) 4-0, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Dai just as the day was cooling - the score doesn't reflect some really good rallies. "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Plunkett bt David Brown (Jul 19) 4-6, 6-4, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game played in blistering 30 degree sun that took its toll on our legs and footwork. Felt like the win was a bit of undeserved smash and grab on my part and still not quite sure how I came out on top. "  -- John
Nick Lea bt Christopher Craze (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentNick Lea bt Andrew Brown (Jun 28) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Andrew, again closer than the score line suggested. Great fun. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentNick Lea bt John Plunkett (Jun 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game John. Closer than the score line suggests. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentJohn Plunkett bt Andrew Brown (Jun 24) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to kick off this block with a really enjoyable game against Andrew on a lovely summer evening. Some really good close games. "  -- John

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Hawes [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Adrian Burrows [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rob Prowse [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Winterbottom 10.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Aubrey Malcolm-Green [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Will Salt [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Martha Lee [W1, L2] 2
  8. Daniel Loveday [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Kate Adams [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdrian Burrows bt Martha Lee (Jul 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Breezy playing conditions"  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentAdam Hawes bt Martha Lee (Jul 23) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game! Enjoy the festival tomorrow "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdrian Burrows bt Rob Prowse (Jul 20) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match played in a good spirit !"  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentAdam Hawes bt Will Salt (Jul 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game in the sun. "  -- Adam
Adrian Burrows bt Aubrey Malcolm-Green (Jul 16) 6-1, 6-3
Adam Hawes bt Aubrey Malcolm-Green (Jul 16) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndrew Winterbottom bt Will Salt (Jul 15) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A long 2 3/4 hour match including the warm up! We'd both played the night before too. Lovely evening for it though and we managed to secure a mostly shady court by turning up at 5.30. As the score suggests the match was pretty even, loads of duces and lots of hard thought rallies. Will has definitely improved his game from the last round. We had an amusing moment when a child picked up and walked off with one of our balls, he was with his mum, and Will to leave the court and go and ask for it back (which he did very tactfully and kindly). "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAubrey Malcolm-Green bt Andrew Winterbottom (Jul 14) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant match! True grit and determination!! Some fantastic rallies esp. at key moments! Genuinely enjoyed the match and chat afterwards, thank-you."  -- Aubrey
Reveal CommentAubrey Malcolm-Green bt Daniel Loveday (Jul 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day for tennis despite wind assistance at times! Thank-you Daniel."  -- Aubrey
Reveal CommentRob Prowse bt Aubrey Malcolm-Green (Jul 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "OMG it was so hot and our court was bathed in full sun throughout the match, very energy draining! Some cracking rallies and a really enjoyable game. Thanks Aubrey 😀"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentAndrew Winterbottom bt Kate Adams (Jul 12) 7-6 (7-2), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We played this match over 2 British summer Mondays. It was a long one. Day one was pretty windy and it was tough to get on top of the groundstrokes. We got to one set to Andrew after a tiebreak then with kate 4:1 up in second we had to finish as 2 hours had gone by. Day 2 was extremely humid having been raining shortly before play then the sun came out to evaporate it away. We had some great rallies despite the challenging wind / heat. Thank you Kate for battling with the traffic. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentRob Prowse bt Will Salt (Jul 11) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Dodging between the raindrops today but still a fun game thanks Will. 😀"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentAdam Hawes bt Daniel Loveday (Jul 9) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good little back and forth in the 1st set but unfortunately Daniel's hamstring went in the 2nd. He stoicly decided to fight on but with a noticeable loss of mobility. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdrian Burrows bt Andrew Winterbottom (Jul 4) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played some long rallies & close games"  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentRob Prowse bt Daniel Loveday (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely game. Felt like we played a whole set in one game as there were 7 deuces! Thanks Daniel. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentMartha Lee bt Daniel Loveday (Jun 30) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match in the sunshine, thanks Daniel!!"  -- Martha
Reveal CommentRob Prowse bt Andrew Winterbottom (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a warm night and a great game as well. A lot of games went to about 3 deuces, neither of us could hold serve for 6 consecutive games AND we forgot the game score at the beginning of the second set! I blame the heat 😂 In amongst the above some cracking shots were made by both. "  -- Rob

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Exeter Parks.

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.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], 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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