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Collapse AllFleet Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 4 June 2020 to Wednesday 29 July 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 July 2020)

It was great to have 4 groups in this round of Fleet Tennis League and to be able to welcome 6 new players to the league. Well done for dusting off your rackets and hitting the courts again, we're so pleased to see friendly, competitive tennis return to the courts of Fleet! Collectively you played an impressive 80% of all possible matches too so we're looking forward to the next round already!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Pancha for a successful defense of his Group 1 crown finishing undefeated on 5 match wins, 3 points clear of runner up Richard. Pancha certainly fought for his title surviving concerted challenges from Richard and Andy, both worthy contenders for 'Match of the Group'! There was a 3 set win for Claudio against Andy too while Jack and Paul managed to close out tight matches against Claudio and Harry in 2 sets.

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Pancha Pun 5 5 0 2 12 WWWW
2 Richard Honeysett 6 3 3 2 9 WWLL
3 Claudio Nold 6 3 3 2 8 WWWL
4 Paul Thorley 4 3 1 0 7 WLWW
5 Andy McElligott 4 1 3 2 6 WLLL
6 Jake Woollard 2 1 1 0 2 LW
7 Harry Asprey 5 0 5 0 0 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndy McElligott bt Harry Asprey (Jul 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "GG"  -- Harry
Paul Thorley bt Harry Asprey (Jul 21) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
Reveal CommentRichard Honeysett bt Harry Asprey (Jul 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Harry - some nice rallies. Good to meet you."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Honeysett bt Jake Woollard (Jul 13) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Jake. See you in the next round."  -- Richard
Pancha Pun bt Paul Thorley (Jul 11) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
Reveal CommentPaul Thorley bt Richard Honeysett (Jul 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult, windy conditions but nice game. Thanks Richard"  -- Paul
Claudio Nold bt Richard Honeysett (Jun 28) 6-2, 7-5
Claudio Nold bt Harry Asprey (Jun 22) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentRichard Honeysett bt Andy McElligott (Jun 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Andy; nice game. Apologies for all the net chords and miss-hits!"  -- Richard
Claudio Nold bt Andy McElligott (Jun 14) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Paul Thorley bt Claudio Nold (Jun 13) 6-3, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Pancha Pun bt Andy McElligott (Jun 13) 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-3)
Jake Woollard bt Claudio Nold (Jun 12) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
Pancha Pun bt Harry Asprey (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-1
Pancha Pun bt Richard Honeysett (Jun 8) 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (6-8), 6-2
Pancha Pun bt Claudio Nold (Jun 6) 6-2, 6-3

Group Summary:

It was a successful Leagues debut for Patrick winning Group 2 at the first attempt, winning 4 matches and finishing one point clear of runner up Stephen. Credit to Stephen for winning their head to head in 2 sets, a "really good match which could have gone either way", but Patrick's bonus points for match scheduling helped him across the finish line! Russell and Jenny had strong rounds too both winning 3 matches, and Jenny did well to beat Stephen in a close 3 setter.

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Patrick Ilg 5 4 1 2 10 LWWW
2 Stephen Jackson 5 4 1 0 9 LWWW
3 Russell Gibbs 5 3 2 2 8 LWWW
4 Jenny Keep 5 3 2 2 8 WWLL
5 Sreejesh Radhakrishnan 5 1 4 2 5 LWLL
6 Jonathan Pritchard 5 0 5 2 2 LLLL

Match Results:

Patrick Ilg bt Russell Gibbs (Jul 25) 4-4 Russell Gibbs Retired

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJenny Keep bt Stephen Jackson (Jul 11) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was such a close match, with long rallies and many deuces. I can safely say we both enjoyed the match and even played a 4th set for fun... which he beat me in. I'm so glad I joined up with this singles league as it has meant I have found some local similar standard tennis players on my doorstep to play friendly matches regularly."  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentStephen Jackson bt Jonathan Pritchard (Jul 8) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Jonathan and an enjoyable game in suspect weather!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Jackson bt Russell Gibbs (Jul 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "enjoyable game with Russell with some good rallies!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentRussell Gibbs bt Sreejesh Radhakrishnan (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Wind, rain, sun and heavy balls,....enjoyable game though, thanks Sreejesh"  -- Russell
Reveal CommentStephen Jackson bt Patrick Ilg (Jun 22) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with Patrick which could have gone either way!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentRussell Gibbs bt Jonathan Pritchard (Jun 21) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game, closer than score suggests."  -- Russell
Reveal CommentSreejesh Radhakrishnan bt Jonathan Pritchard (Jun 19) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Jonathan started of slow but was.on full steam in second set. Lot of long rallies and It was really pleasant playing Jonathan. Looking forward for our next encounter. "  -- Sreejesh
Reveal CommentJenny Keep bt Sreejesh Radhakrishnan (Jun 16) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really close battle, with really long energetic rallies. Highly enjoyable!"  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentRussell Gibbs bt Jenny Keep (Jun 14) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice day, enjoyable game with some good rallies, thanks Jenny."  -- Russell
Patrick Ilg bt Jonathan Pritchard (Jun 13) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentStephen Jackson bt Sreejesh Radhakrishnan (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First time playing Sree really good match with some decent rallies!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentPatrick Ilg bt Jenny Keep (Jun 7) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A highly enjoyable close match. Great weather too"  -- Jenny
Jenny Keep bt Jonathan Pritchard (Jun 6) 6-0, 6-1
Patrick Ilg bt Sreejesh Radhakrishnan (Jun 5) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Group Summary:

This was a well contested group with everyone getting all their matches played and lots of match commentaries to fill in the details! Appropriately it was very tight at the top with Mark and Chris both tied on 9 points, however Mark's 3 set win in their head to head propelled him to first place. Chris was on the winning side in his 3 set match against Ben though, a 3+ hours marathon... and a great effort from both! As if that wasn't enough, Ben overcame Tim in another lengthy 3 setter... bravo!

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Mark Corr 5 4 1 0 9 WLWW
2 Chris Fry 5 3 2 2 9 WLWW
3 Mark Hill 5 4 1 0 8 WWLW
4 Ben Stafford 5 2 3 0 5 LWLL
5 Tim Thornton 5 1 4 2 5 WLLL
6 Oliver Wells 5 1 4 0 3 LLWL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Corr bt Ben Stafford (Jul 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some long rallies"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Hill bt Oliver Wells (Jul 22) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "thanks Tim for the game with some nice rallies on a nice sunny day"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentBen Stafford bt Oliver Wells (Jul 20) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match on a perfect sunny day. Oliver played some great shots and some serves and I look forward to playing again another day"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentMark Hill bt Ben Stafford (Jul 18) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match with some nice rallies Cheers ben"  -- Mark
Oliver Wells bt Mark Corr (Jul 13) 6-3, 6-7 (0-7), 6-2
Reveal CommentChris Fry bt Oliver Wells (Jul 6) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A glorious sunny and still evening for tennis. Lots of good rallies and close games. Thanks Oliver. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentMark Corr bt Mark Hill (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match bearing in mind the windy and drizzly conditions. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentTim Thornton bt Oliver Wells (Jul 2) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Oli played very well for the first set and a half, but from then on it appears that he found my unforced errors contagious as he started to miss more of his shots. I am still not sure how the score ended up as it did though, I definitely got lucky. Many thanks for the game O and good luck with your other matches."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentMark Hill bt Chris Fry (Jul 1) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We battled the rain and had 2 fun sets. Thanks for the game Chris."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Corr bt Tim Thornton (Jun 26) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match with both making to many unforced errors. Nice one to win."  -- Mark

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChris Fry bt Ben Stafford (Jun 25) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "As we strolled onto the court we joked how the match would surely be shorter than Ben's last 3 hour match. 3+ hours later it really was pretty dark and finished up our third set tiebreak just after 22.00. With the first set played in 27 degrees it was a tough but most enjoyable match with so many close points and games. Definitely a draw. Cheers Ben. "  -- Chris
Mark Hill bt Tim Thornton (Jun 24) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentBen Stafford bt Tim Thornton (Jun 20) 5-7, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another Tim and Ben epic! What a great match, over 3 hours long and both broken by the end of it! Lots of long rallies and hard fought games. It will take a while to recover from this one! Thanks for another great game Tim. "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentChris Fry bt Tim Thornton (Jun 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of close games and points, thanks for the game Tim. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentMark Corr bt Chris Fry (Jun 15) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match with lots of long rallies."  -- Mark

Group Summary:

Sadly this group was a bit slow to get going with only group winner Graham earning the midway bonus points and one withdrawal. Graham's 2 wins and a set won in his defeat to Alex was enough to see him finish one point clear of runner up Loris who recorded one more match win, including defeating Graham in their somewhat windy head to head. Loris also overcame windy conditions to win against Alex.

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Graham Davies 4 2 2 2 7 WLLW
2 Loris Boillet 3 3 0 0 6 WWW
3 Alex Moore 3 2 1 0 4 WLW
4 Ben Wells 1 0 1 0 0 L
5 Gav Sheffield 3 0 3 0 0 LLL
6 Esther Sheffield 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Alex Moore bt Gav Sheffield (Jul 19) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentGraham Davies bt Ben Wells (Jul 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to see Ben back out on the court, and its always a fun atmosphere when you play him. Scoreline was a bit one sided but there was plenty of shot variety during the games, with some comong off and some not, with me benefiting more from Ben's latter share. We both worked up quite a sweat over the thirteen games and really enjoyed the match! Thanks Ben! "  -- Graham
Loris Boillet bt Gav Sheffield (Jul 5) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentLoris Boillet bt Alex Moore (Jun 29) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Was quite windy today but that didn't prevent us to do some good rallies and have a lot of fun on the courts in a very levelled match. "  -- Loris

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlex Moore bt Graham Davies (Jun 19) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very good game with Graham. A close first set with the real battle at 3 games all with Graham being 40-Love ahead and a touch comeback to take the set. Graham’s serve helped him to take the second set and the third set another close affair. Thanks for the game Graham! "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentLoris Boillet bt Graham Davies (Jun 13) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We had a very good game. Graham was leading in the second set, being very close to to lead 5-2 and serving for the the set (0-40 / 2-4 on my serve) but it eventually went my way. Conditions were very good although a bit windy at times. Really enjoyed it, many thanks Graham! "  -- Loris
Reveal CommentGraham Davies bt Gav Sheffield (Jun 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable return for us both after having missed the prior league instances. The match was great fun, as it always is when you play Gavin, and good to see him back on court after a year out."  -- Graham