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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
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  • You can play on any court that suits both players

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  • For everyone over the age of 18
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players.
  • Don't worry that you won't be good enough - playing matches is the best way to improve, and we use an online questionnaire to assess people's ability so you play only people of a roughly similar level
  • Affiliated to the LTA For adults aged 18 years and above 

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  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
  • The evening before the round starts you will receive an email with all the contact details of the players in your group. Contact details are also posted to your Account Page
  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other player on their group once during the round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you complete three matches before the midpoint of a round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize (either a pair of Local Tennis Leagues dampeners, or a tube of tennis balls)
  • The winner of the group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winner of the group wins a voucher for £20 to be spent in the Local Tennis League online shop. A winner's certificate is also posted to the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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Collapse AllFinsbury Park Singles - Round 48 | Thursday 9 January 2020 to Wednesday 4 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 February 2020)

A good round for the newly titled Finsbury Park league on the refurbished courts. 60% of all possible matches were played which, given the weather, is a not at all bad. Well done all.

Group Summary:

Not for the first time in our leagues, the runner up (Uche) beat the group winner (Mark) but Mark played one more match, picked up an extra point, and just edged it to the top of group! Great to see such a tight group, and so many matches played with many a three set thriller!

Final Rankings:

  1. Mark Przyrembel 9.2 [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Uche Onyema 7.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Filipe Rodrigues 10.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alexis Michaelides [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Charlie Clinton 8.1 [W3, L3] 6
  6. Giles Cornwall 10.1 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Andrew Greenway 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  8. Aleksandar Natovski 10.1 [L4] 2

Match Results:

Charlie Clinton bt Alexis Michaelides (Mar 2) 7-5, 4-6, [10-2]
Reveal CommentAlexis Michaelides bt Aleksandar Natovski (Mar 1) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Back and forth match with sun & wind playing havoc throughout "  -- Alexis

Match of the Group:

Andrew Greenway bt Filipe Rodrigues (Feb 22) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Uche Onyema bt Charlie Clinton (Feb 21) 6-3, 6-2
Uche Onyema bt Alexis Michaelides (Feb 19) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentCharlie Clinton bt Aleksandar Natovski (Feb 16) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Bit of a slog for both of us... lucky to recover from 3-0 down in the 3rd set ! "  -- Charlie
Uche Onyema bt Mark Przyrembel (Feb 15) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
Mark Przyrembel bt Aleksandar Natovski (Feb 11) 6-0, 6-1
Charlie Clinton bt Giles Cornwall (Feb 9) 7-5, 6-2
Uche Onyema bt Aleksandar Natovski (Feb 4) 6-2, 6-0
Mark Przyrembel bt Charlie Clinton (Feb 3) 6-3, 6-3
Filipe Rodrigues bt Charlie Clinton (Feb 2) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlexis Michaelides bt Giles Cornwall (Feb 1) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Ebbed and flowed, very tight! TBC"  -- Giles
  • [Players actually played an open ended third set reaching 8-6. As we expect a tiebreak at 6-6, we have recorded a 7-5 final set] - Admin
Uche Onyema bt Filipe Rodrigues (Feb 1) 6-2, 6-2
Mark Przyrembel bt Alexis Michaelides (Jan 31) 6-3, 6-2
Mark Przyrembel bt Giles Cornwall (Jan 28) 6-2, 6-3
Mark Przyrembel bt Filipe Rodrigues (Jan 26) 6-1, 6-3
Mark Przyrembel bt Andrew Greenway (Jan 24) 6-2, 6-3
Filipe Rodrigues bt Alexis Michaelides (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-2
Uche Onyema bt Giles Cornwall (Jan 18) 6-3, 6-1

Group Summary:

There was fantastic commitment from this group with a very high percentage of matches played and friendly, generous commentaries throughout - well done group two. Zac's comments about shots ranging from the 'sublime to the ridiculous' certainly struck a chord, but he did enough good shots to finish at the top of the group. Runner up Edgar gets bragging rights for winning their head to head. Congrats to both.

Final Rankings:

  1. Zac Sargusingh 8.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Edgar Herrera Delgado [W5] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Andrew Whelan [W4, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Christoph Roth 9.2 [W2, L1, UF1] 5
  5. Jamie Riggs-long 9.1 [W1, L3, UF1] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. William Young [W1, L2] 2
  7. Will Brown [W1, L3, UF2] 2
  8. Margarita Kousteni [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentEdgar Herrera Delgado bt Christoph Roth (Mar 1) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, really fun rallies despite the windy conditions"  -- Edgar
Reveal CommentZac Sargusingh bt Margarita Kousteni (Mar 1) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score belies the fact that many games went to deuce and Margarita hit some fine returns. Thanks for the game Margarita. Zac."  -- Zac
Reveal CommentAndrew Whelan bt Will Brown (Feb 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Will is a bit rusty and will be great with a bit more court time .some amazing shots and aces mate !! Anytime ! Cheers "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentWill Brown bt Margarita Kousteni (Feb 25) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good game. "  -- Will
Reveal CommentEdgar Herrera Delgado bt Margarita Kousteni (Feb 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game despite weather conditions"  -- Edgar
Reveal CommentEdgar Herrera Delgado bt Zac Sargusingh (Feb 22) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions heavily affected play, thanks for the match Zac."  -- Edgar
Jamie Riggs-long v Will Brown (Feb 19) 3-4 TBC
Reveal CommentAndrew Whelan bt William Young (Feb 9) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "a few tweaks William and I went want to play you !! Enjoyed it and when your serve is on it's scary!! Thanks a lot "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentZac Sargusingh bt William Young (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I felt fortunate to be playing Will early on his return to tennis. It’s fair to say that both players shots ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous. That said there were some good rallies with only difference today being my serve which was a little more consistent. Thanks for the game Will. "  -- Zac
Reveal CommentEdgar Herrera Delgado bt Andrew Whelan (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun and competitive match with long rallies, thanks for the game Andrew."  -- Edgar
Reveal CommentEdgar Herrera Delgado bt Jamie Riggs-long (Feb 5) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match"  -- Edgar
William Young bt Will Brown (Feb 2) 6-0, 6-1
Andrew Whelan bt Jamie Riggs-long (Feb 2) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentChristoph Roth bt Margarita Kousteni (Feb 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match under quite ridiculous wind conditions."  -- Christoph
Reveal CommentZac Sargusingh bt Andrew Whelan (Jan 26) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Having played Andrew a few times previously I knew I could expect two things: 1) it would be competitive and 2) it would be a enjoyable whatever the result. Many games went to deuce with Andrew hitting clean winners down the line throughout but my slightly more consistent first serve was the advantage that just got me over the line. As always thanks for the game Andrew,"  -- Zac
Andrew Whelan bt Margarita Kousteni (Jan 26) 6-0, 6-0
Christoph Roth v Will Brown (Jan 25) 6-2, 4-1 TBC
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Margarita Kousteni (Jan 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentZac Sargusingh bt Jamie Riggs-long (Jan 18) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The first set flew by but in the second Jamie began to find form and hit clear winners unfortunately a little too late. Thanks for the game Jamie."  -- Zac
Reveal CommentChristoph Roth bt Andrew Whelan (Jan 18) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with a very tight first set! "  -- Christoph
Reveal CommentZac Sargusingh bt Will Brown (Jan 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was Will’s first game in the league so it took a little while for him to settle. The second set was more competitive as he began to find some rhythm with his serves and hit some great passing shots. Thanks for the game Will, I have no doubt our next match will be a closer contest."  -- Zac

Group Summary:

Well done Louise, the new champ of group three. It was a knife edge result as runner up Pauls won their head to head and they both finished with 4 wins, 1 loss and bonus points. What made the difference was Louis attempting one more match and crucially winning a set! As always, the more matches you play, the better your chances of winning. Good to see so many matches played here but a shame Tom didn't get underway. Please let us know if we can help another time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Louise Mellor [W4, L1, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Pauls Ilzins 10.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Arpan Ganguli [W1, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kamila Naz [W1, UF1] 3
  5. Gerard Munoz [W1, L1] 2
  6. Natalie Gupta [W1, L1] 2
  7. Gawain Espley [W1, L1] 2
  8. Steven Forry [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Tom Neylon

Match Results:

Pauls Ilzins bt Gerard Munoz (Mar 1) Walkover
Reveal CommentKamila Naz bt Steven Forry (Feb 27) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very impressive playing from Steven, especially considering he has only just started playing in October of last year. "  -- Kamila
Louise Mellor v Kamila Naz (Feb 22) 3-6, 6-3 TBC
Natalie Gupta bt Steven Forry (Feb 12) 6-2, 6-1
Louise Mellor bt Steven Forry (Feb 2) 6-0, 6-1
Pauls Ilzins bt Louise Mellor (Feb 1) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-2
Pauls Ilzins bt Steven Forry (Jan 29) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentArpan Ganguli bt Steven Forry (Jan 26) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Steven clearly has a knack for tennis and did trouble me from time to time with his solid defence. Well, played, Steven!"  -- Arpan
Louise Mellor bt Gawain Espley (Jan 25) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentGerard Munoz bt Arpan Ganguli (Jan 25) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, especially the last set where it swung wildly. Well done, Gerard!"  -- Arpan
Gawain Espley bt Pauls Ilzins (Jan 19) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLouise Mellor bt Arpan Ganguli (Jan 19) 6-2, 6-7 (1-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! While I am sad that I lost, I am happy to have played this match. We had some intense long rallies and Louise an impenetrable defence! Well played, Louise!"  -- Arpan
Louise Mellor bt Natalie Gupta (Jan 18) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Pauls Ilzins bt Arpan Ganguli (Jan 12) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Results

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

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 match tiebreak, 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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