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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
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Collapse AllExeter Parks Singles - Round 35 | Thursday 2 September 2021 to Wednesday 27 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 September 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Chin [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Chris Mayhew [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Chris Martin [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Oliver Gould [W2, L3, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Paul Kerr 9.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Barny Goodenough [W1, L3, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Julian Cole [L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Rory Gray 9.1 [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Rory Gray (Oct 22) 4-6, 6-2, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "I started off well and took the 1st set but then Paul got his eye in and took control of the match. Some great passing shots Paul, well played mate!"  -- Rory
Chris Martin bt Paul Kerr (Oct 16) 6-4, 5-7, [10-4]
Barny Goodenough bt Julian Cole (Oct 16) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Oliver Gould bt Julian Cole (Oct 9) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Chris Mayhew bt Julian Cole (Sep 29) 6-3, 6-2
Adam Chin bt Julian Cole (Sep 26) 6-0, 6-1
Adam Chin bt Chris Martin (Sep 26) 6-0, 6-1
Chris Mayhew bt Paul Kerr (Sep 24) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
Chris Mayhew bt Chris Martin (Sep 23) 7-5, 6-2
Chris Mayhew bt Oliver Gould (Sep 21) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Adam Chin bt Paul Kerr (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-0
Chris Martin bt Barny Goodenough (Sep 19) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAdam Chin bt Chris Mayhew (Sep 17) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fun to get back on court with Chris with some good rallies played. We were both ready for a deciding set but I managed to stop Chris's 3 game streak to break at 5-5 in the 2nd set to then serve out the match."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentOliver Gould bt Chris Martin (Sep 15) 5-7, 6-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Chris, hopefully not so many tiring deuces next time. Hope to see you again soon "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentChris Mayhew bt Barny Goodenough (Sep 15) 6-4, 4-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Close match but managed to win in the final set tiebreak"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentOliver Gould v Barny Goodenough (Sep 7) 1-6, 7-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "To be continued another day for third set. Great game so far overall. "  -- Oliver
Adam Chin bt Barny Goodenough (Sep 5) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Oliver Gould (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, very enjoyable, exhausting rallies, one up to around 30 shots. Would play again anytime when we are both free for a hit. "  -- Oliver
Chris Martin bt Julian Cole (Sep 3) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5
Adam Chin bt Oliver Gould (Sep 2) 6-1, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. John Plunkett [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. ARTUR NOWICKI [W3] 6
  3. Hui Yang [W2, L4] 6
  4. Steve Doyle [W2] 4
  5. Matthew Dent 9.1 [W1, L2] 3
  6. Nick Lea 10.1 [W1, L2] 3
  7. Rob Prowse [L3]
  8. Adrian Burrows

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Plunkett bt Matthew Dent (Oct 21) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with Matt - very topsy-turvy with a few points here and there deciding the match. "  -- John
Reveal CommentHui Yang bt Rob Prowse (Oct 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the match. Thank you very much Rob."  -- Hui
Reveal CommentSteve Doyle bt John Plunkett (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice playing John again, and a great night to be indoors with rain on the roof!"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentHui Yang bt Matthew Dent (Oct 12) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match. I could easily lost my second set. Matt won 3 games in a roll. I hold my nerve and got through. Thank you Matt."  -- Hui
Reveal CommentARTUR NOWICKI bt Nick Lea (Oct 11) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "very good game"  -- ARTUR
Reveal CommentARTUR NOWICKI bt John Plunkett (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "very good game"  -- ARTUR
Reveal CommentSteve Doyle bt Hui Yang (Oct 9) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match we both enjoyed competing."  -- Steve
Reveal CommentARTUR NOWICKI bt Hui Yang (Oct 3) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "it is my first game. super game:)"  -- ARTUR
Reveal CommentNick Lea bt Hui Yang (Sep 26) 1-6, 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close match and could easily have lost. Sneaked through the second set and managed to get a bit more consistency to get through. Played on the nice new indoor surface at uni. Thanks for the match Hui. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentJohn Plunkett bt Nick Lea (Sep 24) 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Nick - loads of long rallies and really just scraped the win and not quite sure how. "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Plunkett bt Hui Yang (Sep 23) 7-5, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Epic match - really fun and competitive and evenly matched to play with Hui; by far the longest parks tennis match both us have ever played. We were on court in two instalments for just short of three and a quarter hours; far too many deuces and long rallies to count and it felt like it was never going to end at some points and both of us tried to get on top and the match ebbed and flowed. Really looking forward to playing hui again when my legs have recovered! "  -- John
Matthew Dent bt Rob Prowse (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentJohn Plunkett bt Rob Prowse (Sep 9) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with Rob and a really tight second set, on a day when we managed to beat the thunderstorms and get in our game. "  -- John

Current Rankings:

  1. Lee Kulec-Elston 8.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Brown 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jack Middelboe [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Winterbottom 10.1 [W2, L3] 4
  5. Kav Solder [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Will Salt [L2]
  7. Andy Davison [L1]
  8. Rob Fairley 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew Winterbottom bt Will Salt (Oct 12) 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game. Not as epic as previous matches due to a wise decision to go for a short match due an approaching sunset but a good charge around the court anyway. Thanks Will."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Winterbottom bt Kav Solder (Oct 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A pre-sunrise start to the match but thanks to a clear sky light wasn't an issue. Good effort Kav for the travel and the good humoured game. Thanks for the early morning run-around"  -- Andrew
Jack Middelboe bt Andrew Winterbottom (Oct 10) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentLee Kulec-Elston bt Andrew Winterbottom (Oct 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful morning for tennis. My opponent Andrew - a true gentleman and we had some good rallies. "  -- Lee
David Brown bt Kav Solder (Sep 26) 6-0, 6-0
David Brown bt Andrew Winterbottom (Sep 24) 6-0, 6-2
Lee Kulec-Elston bt Will Salt (Sep 23) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentDavid Brown bt Jack Middelboe (Sep 21) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking game with a very long first set that could have gone either way, cheers Jack!"  -- David
Lee Kulec-Elston bt Jack Middelboe (Sep 18) 6-1, 6-2
Jack Middelboe bt Kav Solder (Sep 17) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentDavid Brown bt Andy Davison (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game Andy, the score doesnt tell the whole story as there were plenty of close games!"  -- David
Lee Kulec-Elston bt Kav Solder (Sep 6) 6-1, 6-0
Lee Kulec-Elston bt David Brown (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-2

Results


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The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds 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: 


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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