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Collapse AllExeter Parks Singles - Round 33 | Thursday 15 April 2021 to Wednesday 9 June 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 May 2021)

Wow, what a Round!! It was amazing to see so many of you back on court after restrictions lifted – nearly 5,000 of you got straight back to tennis across 130 Leagues with more than 8,000 matches played so far and counting! Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic Round and also to our Group Winners, you lucky bunch. We’re looking forward to even more tennis in the coming weeks with Wimbledon on the horizon and also some Mixed Doubles and brand new Women’s Doubles Rounds launching in some areas, with more to follow later in the year. We look forward to seeing you next time – don’t forget to book your place early and get set for the summer season.

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Peter Smiley [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Adam Chin [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jared Parsons 8.1 [W5] 10
  4. Nathan Simons 10.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Chris Martin [W3, L4] 7
  6. Barney Ross [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Rory Gray 9.1 [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Chris Foreman [L5] 1

Match Results:

Chris Martin bt Barney Ross (Jun 8) 6-2, 6-0
Chris Martin bt Chris Foreman (Jun 6) 6-2, 6-4
Jared Parsons bt Adam Chin (Jun 5) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
Peter Smiley bt Chris Martin (Jun 3) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentAdam Chin bt Rory Gray (May 30) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great play by Adam. Nothing I could do to get myself into the match. The harder I managed to bludgeon the ball the quicker it came back! Always a lot of fun to play against Adam despite the one sided scores!"  -- Rory
Jared Parsons bt Chris Martin (May 26) 6-4, 6-1
Adam Chin bt Chris Martin (May 23) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
Jared Parsons bt Barney Ross (May 19) 6-1, 6-0
Nathan Simons bt Chris Foreman (May 19) 6-4, 6-3
Rory Gray bt Chris Foreman (May 18) 6-1, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Barney Ross bt Chris Foreman (May 13) 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentJared Parsons bt Peter Smiley (May 10) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Gruelling match.. feel sick now! "  -- Jared
Reveal CommentChris Martin bt Rory Gray (May 9) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A match of two very different sets. Chris rolled me in the first one but the second was a good tussle. Chris kept coming up with good shots and upping his game whenever I thought I could wrest control and at the end was good value for his win."  -- Rory
Peter Smiley bt Chris Foreman (May 9) 6-2, 6-4
Peter Smiley bt Rory Gray (May 6) 6-0, 6-3
Nathan Simons bt Chris Martin (May 5) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentPeter Smiley bt Adam Chin (Apr 27) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This score is not a true representation of the tennis played today- lots of good tennis played throughout."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentBarney Ross bt Rory Gray (Apr 26) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Couldn't compete with Barney's ferocious shots! Winners all over the court, great play Barney!"  -- Rory
Adam Chin bt Nathan Simons (Apr 25) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentPeter Smiley bt Barney Ross (Apr 24) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Blustery diagonal wind made 2 contrasting styles of play ‘challenging’!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Smiley bt Nathan Simons (Apr 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get back on court!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentJared Parsons bt Rory Gray (Apr 20) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get playing again, especially on such a lovely warm spring evening. I tried hard to the end but couldn't keep up with Jared's fabulous all round game. Always a pleasure to play against such a friendly and good natured opponent as Jared."  -- Rory
Adam Chin bt Barney Ross (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-3

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Matthew Smith [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Paul Kerr 9.1 [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Julian Cole [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Hui Yang [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jonathan Clark [W2] 4
  6. Hugo Bugg [W1, L2] 3

Match Results:

Matthew Smith bt Hugo Bugg (Jun 6) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentHui Yang bt Hugo Bugg (May 29) 6-4, 3-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match, could go either way. Really enjoyed the match. Thank you."  -- Hui
Reveal CommentJonathan Clark bt Hui Yang (May 23) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great ball striking, Match played in great spirits"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Matthew Smith (May 15) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Another brutal war of attrition against Matt whose incredible retrieval skills and evil slice made for a real challengeCould’ve easily gone all the way"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Julian Cole (May 9) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game usual challenge of dealing with Julian’s fiendish slice"  -- Paul
Jonathan Clark bt Matthew Smith (May 9) 6-1, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Hugo Bugg bt Julian Cole (May 3) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), [10-7]
Reveal CommentJulian Cole bt Hui Yang (May 1) 3-6, 6-3, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "If tennis were ever to change its result setting format to allow for draw results to count. Then this match should have been classed as a draw result all day long. It was that close. JC."  -- Julian
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Hui Yang (Apr 24) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun game in very challenging conditions with a huge gale blowing down the court – always fun to play with you Hui"  -- Paul
Matthew Smith bt Julian Cole (Apr 24) 6-2, 6-0
Matthew Smith bt Hui Yang (Apr 18) 6-1, 6-1

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Steve Doyle [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. John Plunkett [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Dai Carpenter 10.2 [W3, L1] 7
  4. Geraint Williams [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Adrian Burrows [W1, L4] 3
  6. Mark Sharratt 9.1 [W1, L2] 2

Match Results:

Steve Doyle bt Mark Sharratt (Jun 9) Walkover
Dai Carpenter bt Adrian Burrows (Jun 8) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentDai Carpenter bt Geraint Williams (Jun 6) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good fight back from Geraint in the 2nd set, good rallies and made several good shots!"  -- Dai
Reveal CommentMark Sharratt bt Adrian Burrows (Jun 1) 4-6, 6-2, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game in the evening sun. Thanks Adrian"  -- Mark
Steve Doyle bt Adrian Burrows (May 27) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentJohn Plunkett bt Mark Sharratt (May 19) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable and fun game with Mark in the sun - lovely to be back on court with blue skies after so much rain. "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Plunkett bt Adrian Burrows (May 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with Adrian where the rain managed to beat us both for several days - started match on 16th and finished on the 19th after been rained off a couple of times. "  -- John
Reveal CommentDai Carpenter bt Steve Doyle (May 9) 7-6 (12-10), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Epic first set tie break! Good fun match."  -- Dai

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAdrian Burrows bt Geraint Williams (May 9) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Closely contested match with Geraint that went the distance"  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentJohn Plunkett bt Geraint Williams (May 7) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very topsy-turvey match with neither of us able to hold serve and points and games coming in batches. Lots of deuce games, and the game with Geraint was a lovely way to start the weekend. "  -- John
Reveal CommentSteve Doyle bt John Plunkett (Apr 29) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, nice location and pleasure to play against John."  -- Steve
Reveal CommentJohn Plunkett bt Dai Carpenter (Apr 25) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable and close games."  -- John
Steve Doyle bt Geraint Williams (Apr 25) 4-6, 7-5, [10-5]

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Christopher Craze [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Rob Prowse [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andrew Winterbottom 10.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Martha Lee [W1, L4] 4
  5. Will Salt [W1, L3] 3
  6. Daniel Loveday [W1, L4] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMartha Lee bt Daniel Loveday (Jun 7) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a fun game in the sunshine :)"  -- Martha
Reveal CommentAndrew Winterbottom bt Will Salt (Jun 3) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A game over two days due to the weather. Great match. Lots of back and forth with fun rallies. Will had some very consistent serves and slice and Andrew had to run hard to keep the ball in play. His game had improved over the two week in the sets."  -- Andrew
  • "Thanks for a great game Andrew! Really well played. You played some killer shots and we had some great back and forths. Glad the weather finally allowed us to play to conclusion!" -- Will

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentWill Salt bt Martha Lee (May 29) 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was an epic match! Both of us had some come from behind games, and no one got ahead for very long before the other came roaring back. Martha hit some really powerful shots that had me running all over the place, and the longer a rally went on the more likely it was she would win the point. I paid the price for all the running when we went to a third set on what felt like the hottest day of the year so far. By the end we were both running on fumes, and it could easily have gone either way - a really fun match played in great spirits. I won't be able to walk for days. Thanks for a great game, Martha!"  -- Will
Reveal CommentDaniel Loveday bt Will Salt (May 28) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We played so long both of us ran out of water. It was a hard fought duel but very enjoyable and with good humour on both sides. There were times when it looked like either of us could win, with many games going to deuce. In the last set I started to pull ahead only to see Will take back four games making me very nervous."  -- Daniel
  • "This was such a great game! Well played Daniel." -- Will
Reveal CommentRob Prowse bt Will Salt (May 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Just squeezed the match in before the sky darkened with rain clouds! Thanks for the game Will."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Prowse bt Martha Lee (May 17) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Glorious weather after such a miserable day made playing a delight. Managed to get a bit of consistency in my play for once! Great game Martha, some cracking shots in amongst the shockers we both played 🤣"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentAndrew Winterbottom bt Daniel Loveday (May 17) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to be running around the court chasing balls after the wet spell. We'd just finished when the rain started again!"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentChristopher Craze bt Andrew Winterbottom (May 10) 6-0, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game, I came out of the blocks very quickly but Andrew battled back in second set, lots of long deuces what felt like two or three games in one. Andrew adapted well to my game very well in second set. We were Pretty evenly matched but I just nicked it in the end. Weather report was windy with light drizzle and hints of sunshine.. great game Andrew. Good luck with the rest of your matches.. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Craze bt Martha Lee (May 7) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good game of tennis, Martha having a bit of an off day (her words) A few close games. Bit of wait for a court with Heavitree being very busy, luckily weather held out for us.. good luck Martha in your remaining games.. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentRob Prowse bt Daniel Loveday (May 5) 6-2 Daniel Loveday Retired

Player Comments:

  • "It was shaping up to be a good game so a shame Daniel had to retire as he injured his leg. Hopefully we will play again soon. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Prowse bt Andrew Winterbottom (Apr 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game and a close one. Shame we couldn’t adjust the net as it was higher than all the others! Ah well good practice having a high net lol. Look forward to playing again 😀"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentChristopher Craze bt Rob Prowse (Apr 20) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, very evenly matched.. could of gone either way.. introduced to Cowick tennis courts tonight very impressed, great courts. Really pleasant evening.. Thanks Rob GG"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Craze bt Daniel Loveday (Apr 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely morning of tennis, couldn't of asked for better weather. Great game Daniel, a couple of deuces in there, just had a bit more match fitness in the end.. good luck in the rest of your games.. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentAndrew Winterbottom bt Martha Lee (Apr 16) 7-5, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Energetic game with great rallies. Scores went back and forth a number of times. A clear sky and lovely sunset kept the balls visible near the end."  -- Andrew