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Collapse AllExeter Parks Singles - Round 32 | Thursday 17 September 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 October 2020)

A shame we had to end the round early due to lockdown but not before lots of matches were played! We welcomed 7 new players to the league and there was some exciting tennis across all 3 groups, so a great effort and we look forward to getting going again soon!

Group Summary:

This was a busy group with most of you playing 5 or more matches our champ Tomasz winning 6 out of 8 matches to take the title. It wasn't all plain sailing though as he was taken to a first set tiebreak by Peter and then managed to win the deciding match tiebreak too. Tomasz had a close win against Chris too while runner up Nathan had 5 wins including coming from a set down to beat Tomasz.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tomasz Helman 9.1 [W6, L2] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nathan Simons [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Adam Chin [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Chris Martin [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Peter Smiley [W3, L1] 7
  6. Rory Gray 9.1 [W2, L6] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Rob Fairley 9.1 [L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jared Parsons [W2] 4
  9. Hui Yang [W1, L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Tomasz Helman bt Peter Smiley (Nov 2) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, [10-8]
Peter Smiley bt Hui Yang (Nov 1) 6-3, 6-1
Hui Yang bt Rob Fairley (Oct 28) 3-6, 6-4, [10-4]
Tomasz Helman bt Adam Chin (Oct 28) 7-5, 6-3
Peter Smiley bt Nathan Simons (Oct 25) 6-1, 5-7, 6-3
Chris Martin bt Hui Yang (Oct 25) 6-1, 6-0
Jared Parsons bt Tomasz Helman (Oct 22) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Peter Smiley bt Rory Gray (Oct 18) 6-2, 6-1
Adam Chin bt Rob Fairley (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentNathan Simons bt Hui Yang (Oct 17) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than the scoreline suggested , quite a few long deuce games in there that could have gone either way "  -- Nathan
Chris Martin bt Rory Gray (Oct 17) 6-4, 6-4
Tomasz Helman bt Chris Martin (Oct 16) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5
Reveal CommentNathan Simons bt Tomasz Helman (Oct 14) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tom came out firing in the first set playing some great tennis that I couldn't live with. Gradually eased my way into the match and in the end managed to wear him down. Good game Tom, you certainly had much nicer strokes than me!"  -- Nathan
Jared Parsons bt Rory Gray (Oct 11) 6-2, 6-1
Rory Gray bt Hui Yang (Oct 10) 7-5, 6-4
Adam Chin bt Chris Martin (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-1
Adam Chin bt Rory Gray (Oct 9) 6-4, 6-2
Tomasz Helman bt Hui Yang (Oct 8) 6-0, 6-0
Nathan Simons bt Adam Chin (Oct 8) 4-6, 6-4, [11-9]
Nathan Simons bt Chris Martin (Oct 7) 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, [10-3]
Tomasz Helman bt Rob Fairley (Oct 7) 6-3, 2-6, [10-4]
Tomasz Helman bt Rory Gray (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-3
Adam Chin bt Hui Yang (Oct 6) 6-0, 6-1
Chris Martin bt Rob Fairley (Oct 4) 4-6, 6-3, [10-5]
Reveal CommentRory Gray bt Rob Fairley (Sep 30) 6-3, 3-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, came right down to 8-8 in the match tie-break and just managed to get the next 2 points. Cheers Rob!"  -- Rory
Reveal CommentNathan Simons bt Rory Gray (Sep 26) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough gruelling match with some long rallies. Cheers Nathan"  -- Rory

Group Summary:

Barney and Hugo both picked up 10 points but Barney's win in their head to head ensured he finished as champ and was unbeaten on 5 match wins. Hugo came from a set down against Paul while Fabien and Ryan had fun on court despite finishing their match in "the rain, the cold and the dark"!

Final Rankings:

  1. Barney Ross [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Hugo Bugg [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Paul Kerr 9.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Matthew Dent 9.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Fabien Carminati 9.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ryan Streat [L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Dominic Mugumbate

Match Results:

Barney Ross bt Ryan Streat (Oct 31) 6-3, 6-2
Barney Ross bt Matthew Dent (Oct 31) 6-3, 6-4
Barney Ross bt Hugo Bugg (Oct 26) 6-3, 6-3
Hugo Bugg bt Fabien Carminati (Oct 23) 6-1, 6-2
Barney Ross bt Fabien Carminati (Oct 17) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Ryan Streat (Oct 16) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Ryan is a wall! Absolutely impossible to overpower and lightning around the court. I need a ice bath and a massage!"  -- Paul
Hugo Bugg bt Paul Kerr (Oct 9) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Matthew Dent bt Ryan Streat (Oct 8) 6-1, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFabien Carminati bt Ryan Streat (Oct 7) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played over 2 days as we finished the second set in the rain, the cold, and the dark. Good fun though!"  -- Fabien
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Fabien Carminati (Oct 5) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - only a few points in it. Could have gone either way."  -- Paul
Hugo Bugg bt Matthew Dent (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-2
Matthew Dent bt Fabien Carminati (Sep 26) 6-3, 6-2
Barney Ross bt Paul Kerr (Sep 21) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Hugo Bugg bt Ryan Streat (Sep 20) 6-3, 6-3

Group Summary:

Sadly this was a fairly quiet group with several matches left unplayed, so it's a shame you lost the final weekend of the round due to lockdown. However, Tom's 2 wins and midway bonus points saw him finish as champ on his Leagues debut, 2 points clear of runner up Nestor. Such a shame Richard had to retire during the third set of a really close match against Simon, we hope you've recovered now.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tom Norman [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nestor Costa [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. RICHARD STOKER [W1, L2] 4
  4. Simon Nicholls [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Fiona Morris [W1] 2
  6. Mark Kelly 10.2 [W1] 2
  7. Richard Love [L2]
  8. Luis Mosquera

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Kelly bt Simon Nicholls (Oct 22) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very good contest. Despite going down a few games in the 1st set, Simon fought back and made it a close game. The second set was also close with plenty of deuce games and service breaks. Very enjoyable, thanks Simon."  -- Mark
RICHARD STOKER bt Richard Love (Oct 22) 6-0, 6-0
Tom Norman bt Simon Nicholls (Oct 14) 6-2, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Tom Norman bt RICHARD STOKER (Oct 11) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentNestor Costa bt Richard Love (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and a few long rallies. Glad you enjoyed it Richard and good luck in the league."  -- Nestor
Simon Nicholls bt RICHARD STOKER (Sep 28) 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 5-3 RICHARD STOKER Retired
Reveal CommentNestor Costa bt Tom Norman (Sep 28) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thought I had this in the bag after the first two games but then Tom warmed up and made it very difficult. Great rallies Tom and good luck in the league."  -- Nestor
Reveal CommentFiona Morris bt Simon Nicholls (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies . "  -- Fiona

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 (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

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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