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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 10.1 [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 8.1 [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