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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
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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
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  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
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  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
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Collapse AllHaggerston Park Singles - Round 10 | Thursday 1 August 2019 to Wednesday 25 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 August 2019)

Rather too many matches didn't get played this time, so next time do let us know if we can help in anyway. We email players regularly with reminders and updates but we are happy to make individual contact when asked and of course we offer our free tennis balls as an incentive to get scheduling. Well done to those who did play; there were some lovely matches.

Group Summary:

With Boris returning to the league after a break and five players new to Haggerston Park League there was a feeling of renewal and "anything might happen" in Group One this round. When it came to the tennis, however, Boris had everything under control, playing and winning all four of his matches. Well done! Harriet headed the chasing pack and earns the runner up title. Good tennis but a few more matches could have changed things a lot so do let us know if you are struggling to get matches set up and played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Boris Kergall [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Harriet Dorrington [W1, L1, UF1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Jiri Kurecka [W1, L1] 2
  4. Brendan Maginnis 8.1 [L1, UF1] 1
  5. Paweł Pietruszka [L2]
  6. Sam Morgan [L1]
  7. George Crowe

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBoris Kergall bt Sam Morgan (Sep 23) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Sam for the game! Was fun!"  -- Boris
Reveal CommentBoris Kergall bt Brendan Maginnis (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Was an interesting game! Brendan is a deep runner with limited unforced errors!! Thanks for the game"  -- Boris

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBoris Kergall bt Jiri Kurecka (Sep 8) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Was a really tight game and a good fight! Very fun and thank you very much!"  -- Boris
Reveal CommentBoris Kergall bt Paweł Pietruszka (Sep 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Was a good game! Thank you!"  -- Boris
Jiri Kurecka bt Harriet Dorrington (Sep 5) 3-6, 6-0, [10-6]
Reveal CommentHarriet Dorrington bt Paweł Pietruszka (Aug 22) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game. Some epic rallies and Pawel had a great kick serve!"  -- Harriet
Reveal CommentBrendan Maginnis v Harriet Dorrington (Aug 21) 6-1, 4-6, 2-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match, loads of epic rallies and games. Thanks for the match Harriet!"  -- Brendan

Group Summary:

What a shame more tennis wasn't played - we didn't even get to see the head-to-head between Daniel and Edward, and that, by rights, should have been the group decider. Well done to both for their two wins each. To determine the winner, we look at the sets and games conceded, and on that narrow measure, Daniel is our champ this time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Daniel Salmon [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Edward Bowie [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Ivan Polakovic [L2]
  4. Jon Head [L1]
  5. Thomas Grime [L1]
  6. Alexis Garcia
  7. Lionel Gendebien

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Daniel Salmon bt Ivan Polakovic (Aug 24) 6-2, 6-4
Edward Bowie bt Jon Head (Aug 21) 6-2, 6-3
Daniel Salmon bt Thomas Grime (Aug 20) 6-0, 6-1
Edward Bowie bt Ivan Polakovic (Aug 3) 6-2, 6-1

Group Summary:

Opportunities to win this group went by the wayside with too many matches not set up and played. It's a pity, especially for a player like Claire who beat the eventual winner. Nevertheless, Cam made the best of the open run, putting the defeat behind him and winning three matches - more than anyone else. Ernest deprived Claire of the silver by winning their head-to-head.

Final Rankings:

  1. Cam Roberts [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ernest Storga [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Claire Sweet [W2, L1] 4
  4. Alex Williams [L3]
  5. David Mason [L1]
  6. Andreas Viljoen
  7. Sinead King

Match Results:

Cam Roberts bt Alex Williams (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-2
Ernest Storga bt Claire Sweet (Sep 7) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentCam Roberts bt David Mason (Aug 27) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A gruelling but enjoyable match in the heat!"  -- Cam
Ernest Storga bt Alex Williams (Aug 21) 6-1, 6-1
Claire Sweet bt Alex Williams (Aug 18) 6-0, 6-2
Cam Roberts bt Ernest Storga (Aug 13) 6-2, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Claire Sweet bt Cam Roberts (Aug 11) 6-4, 7-5

Group Summary:

On the points and total number of wins Patrick is the clear winner and Max the runner up by a comfortable margin but that hides the real competitiveness of the group. Patrick may have drawn ahead of Max but their own match was a tightly contested affair that went the distance and Max and Peter (who took the bronze) both finished with three wins each. A much busier group so thank you for the effort put in.

Final Rankings:

  1. Patrick O'Brien 10.2 [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. Max O'Donoghue [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Peter McIntyre [W3, L1] 6
  4. Edward De Petrucci [W2, L3] 4
  5. Amar Datar [L3] 1
  6. Alison Van Sittert [L2]
  7. Emma Haggas [L1] withdrawn
  8. Martha Lee [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter McIntyre bt Edward De Petrucci (Sep 24) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Seriously excellent match! Tonnes of good rallies; Ed had a great serve and net game! "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Martha Lee (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable knockabout on a beautiful morning. Thanks, Martha."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentMax O'Donoghue bt Martha Lee (Sep 14) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match where a lot of the set s could have gone either way"  -- Max
Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Edward De Petrucci (Sep 11) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was an immensely fun match, played in two halves over several weeks. The exciting conclusion did not disappoint with some great rallies and plenty of great winners. Thanks, Ed - let's set up a re-match sometime!"  -- Patrick
Patrick O'Brien bt Peter McIntyre (Sep 8) Walkover
Reveal CommentPeter McIntyre bt Amar Datar (Sep 7) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of great rallies!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Alison Van Sittert (Sep 5) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Alison for a fun match with some really competitive rallies!"  -- Patrick
Peter McIntyre bt Max O'Donoghue (Sep 2) 6-1, 6-3
Edward De Petrucci bt Alison Van Sittert (Sep 1) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentEdward De Petrucci bt Amar Datar (Aug 29) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game!"  -- Edward
Max O'Donoghue bt Edward De Petrucci (Aug 22) 6-3, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Max O'Donoghue (Aug 15) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a hugely enjoyable and extremely competitive match lasting nearly two and a half hours! It was characterised by some fantastic rallies and countless successful lobs by Max, who came out fighting and played really well to win the second set. The second game of the final set seemed never-ending, but Max held his nerve - and his serve! Despite both being exhausted, I just managed to eek out a final few games to win the match. Well played, Max - I look forward to our rematch!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Amar Datar (Aug 8) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed this match against Amar, a delightful guy and challenging opponent. Both sets were extremely close with lots of deuces throughout. I look forward to many future matches against Amar."  -- Patrick
Max O'Donoghue bt Emma Haggas (Aug 6) 6-3, 6-1

Group Summary:

Andrew's return to the league is a triumphant one but Josh made sure he had to work for his group win with a tasty three setter, and that meant he was only a point behind Andrew at the end of the round.

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrew Morris [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Josh Clarke [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Lucy Marples [L2]
  4. Margarita Perez Herra [L2]
  5. Poppy Walker [L2]
  6. Vanessa Hardy withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Andrew Morris bt Josh Clarke (Sep 25) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
Andrew Morris bt Margarita Perez Herra (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-0
Andrew Morris bt Poppy Walker (Sep 15) 6-0, 6-0
Andrew Morris bt Lucy Marples (Sep 11) Walkover
Josh Clarke bt Margarita Perez Herra (Sep 6) 6-1, 6-4
Josh Clarke bt Lucy Marples (Sep 4) 6-0, 6-0
Josh Clarke bt Poppy Walker (Aug 5) 6-4, 6-1

Results

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

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 matchtiebreak, 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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