Collapse AllFrome Singles - Round 14 | Thursday 22 August 2019 to Wednesday 16 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 18 September 2019)

Thank you all again for playing in the 14th round of the Frome Tennis League! The league now takes a short break till the New Year and the early spring round, so enjoy your winter training (where is it this time, Dubai or Indian Wells?). Keep on playing as they don't quite say on Strictly!

Group Summary:

A round of extremes in weather conditions, from the hottest day of the year to torrential rain, nevertheless produced some extremely good tennis. Terry had to switch to his wet-weather tires but kept firmly in control despite the twists and turns of a very competitive group and ended up with his third straight group win. But bragging rights to Martin who beat Terry in an epic match. One more match played and won and this would have been his group - makes for an interesting line up for the start of next round. Well played all!

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Terry Gillman 4 3 1 0 7 WLWW
2 Martin Smith 3 2 1 0 5 LWW
3 Peter Ramage 2 1 1 0 2 LW
4 Jeremy Naylor 1 0 1 0 0 L
5 Mitch Sadler 2 0 2 0 0 LL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Ramage bt Martin Smith (Oct 9) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "That's the first (and probably the last) time that I play tennis in the torrential rain! - The first two sets were really hard to play with each player aiming for the puddles to win the point. We got through it though.. Thanks, Martin, hope to play you again under normal conditions."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentTerry Gillman bt Jeremy Naylor (Oct 6) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A change of tactic from Jeremy to the last time we played when the rallies seemed to go on for ever. I was struggling to reach Jeremy's down the line forehands and indeed could only watch as many flashed past me. However I managed to dig deep on the game points to produce a scoreline that flattered my contribution. Thank you for hosting the match at your club and I look forward to our future encounters. Terry"  -- Terry

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMartin Smith bt Terry Gillman (Sep 29) 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "We had a damp start in the rain but we persevered and had a very close match which could have gone either way , I was lucky to sneak a win on the tiebreaker, although I’m not sure I deserved to ! Thanks Terry look forward to a rematch......"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentTerry Gillman bt Peter Ramage (Sep 6) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful still, dry evening at Frome Selwood Club. Pete got off to a great start going 5-3 up in the first set. Terry had to dig deep and quickly try to get used to Pete's powerful groundstrokes and low bounce of the Astro turf court. The next 4 games were tense and evenly contested. The second set was equally close. Another enjoyable battle. Terry"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentTerry Gillman bt Mitch Sadler (Aug 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This match was played in torrential rain from start to finish but it did not dampen the spirits of the players. Determined defending and crafty angles by Mitch led to several deuce games. All the best in your remaining matches Mitch in the knowledge that the weather cannot be any worse! Terry"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentMartin Smith bt Mitch Sadler (Aug 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match today , hopefully next time it won’t be on one the hottest days of the year again ! Good luck with the rest of your matches- cheers Martin "  -- Martin