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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
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Collapse AllHaggerston Park Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 30 July 2020 to Wednesday 23 September 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 August 2020)

It was great to see friendly, competitive tennis make a return to the courts of Haggerston Park Tennis League and to be able to run 7 groups this time! Numbers were swelled by welcoming 25 new players to the league alongside our regulars and returners which is fantastic, and collectively you managed to play over half of all possible matches (and more than this in several of the groups). Thanks for supporting your local league and we're looking forward to the next round already!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Tom who climbed 6 places from last round to finish top of the table this time, his 5 wins and 2 defeats being enough to edge clear of Ganesh in runner up spot. Kudos to Ganesh for winning their head to head though, a match that was "a lot of fun despite it raining for half of it" and he also won 5 matches to mark a successful promotion to Group 1. David lost to Ganesh but also recorded 5 wins to finish in the top 3.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tom Jessop [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ganesh Rajaram 7.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. David Hazel 7.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Adrian Mcdowell [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Karim El Afany [L2] 1
  6. Amon Ghaiumy [L1]
  7. Jack Newman [L3]
  8. Joshua Cole [L3]

Match Results:

Tom Jessop bt Jack Newman (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-0
David Hazel bt Jack Newman (Sep 10) 6-3, 6-0
Ganesh Rajaram bt Jack Newman (Sep 9) 6-0, 6-0
David Hazel bt Joshua Cole (Sep 2) 6-2, 6-0
Ganesh Rajaram bt Joshua Cole (Aug 28) 6-2, 6-1

Match of the Group:

David Hazel bt Tom Jessop (Aug 28) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentTom Jessop bt Karim El Afany (Aug 24) 5-3, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed match with Karim. 7am start a bit of a shock to the system but a great game!"  -- Tom
Ganesh Rajaram bt Adrian Mcdowell (Aug 23) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentTom Jessop bt Adrian Mcdowell (Aug 21) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match on an autumnal Friday evening at Victoria Park. Some great points and cracking forehands down the line from Adrian"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Jessop bt Amon Ghaiumy (Aug 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed and match a lot closer than scoreline suggests. Thanks for the game Amon!"  -- Tom
Ganesh Rajaram bt David Hazel (Aug 18) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentGanesh Rajaram bt Tom Jessop (Aug 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "good match! lot of fun despite it raining for half of it. "  -- Ganesh
David Hazel bt Karim El Afany (Aug 9) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentTom Jessop bt Joshua Cole (Aug 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Josh! Some grueling points in the heat"  -- Tom
David Hazel bt Adrian Mcdowell (Aug 7) 6-1, 6-0

Group Summary:

This was a fairly quiet group with one withdrawal and a number of matches left unplayed, however Leo and Fergus were in close competition for top spot and played a "hugely enjoyable" 3 setter which Fergus edged after "lots of running and some amazing shot making from Leo". Leo played an extra match to edge one point clear while Peter did well to withstand Keir's challenge in a close second set on a windy evening.

Final Rankings:

  1. Leo Stepan 10.2 [W3, L1] 7 WINNER
  2. Fergus Anderson [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Peter O'neill 9.2 [W1, L2] 3
  4. Denis Leaker [L1] 1
  5. Tyrone Dunnill [L1]
  6. Keir Jackson 8.2 [L2]
  7. Luke Jenkinson withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFergus Anderson bt Peter O'neill (Sep 22) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great games, competitive throughout! Lots of long points and running. Thanks Peter - thoroughly enjoyable!"  -- Fergus
Leo Stepan bt Tyrone Dunnill (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentLeo Stepan bt Peter O'neill (Aug 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Wet and windy start and lots of long, tense rallies. Somehow we both started on our feet despite the slippery court and both chasing down lots of balls. Much closer than the score line suggests!"  -- Leo
Reveal CommentPeter O'neill bt Keir Jackson (Aug 21) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Keir on a windy evening."  -- Peter
Leo Stepan bt Keir Jackson (Aug 17) 6-1, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFergus Anderson bt Leo Stepan (Aug 16) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Hugely enjoyable game. Competitive and close throughout, lots of running and some amazing shot making by Leo! Thanks and look forward to playing again!"  -- Fergus
Reveal CommentFergus Anderson bt Denis Leaker (Aug 7) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Picked the hottest day for this one but great fun, thanks Denis!"  -- Fergus

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Patrick for retaining his Group 3 crown through a combination of on court and scheduling skills, opening up a 2 point lead over runner up David. It was David who came out on top in their head to head though and was the player with the most wins (3) on his Leagues debut, great effort! Well played to Matthew too who pushed Patrick hard in an exciting 3 setter played "over three hours on two separate occasions"... what a match!

Final Rankings:

  1. Patrick O'Brien 10.2 [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. David Park [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Jeremy Pennycook [W1, L1, UF1] 4
  4. Jonathan Bedford [W2, L1] 4
  5. Matthew Bloxham [L1] 1
  6. Victor Heraud [W1, L1]
  7. Philipp Friemann [UF1]
  8. Lucas Main [L1]

Match Results:

Jonathan Bedford bt Victor Heraud (Sep 7) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Matthew Bloxham (Aug 28) 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • ''This was such a fun match, played over three hours on two separate occasions. Really enjoyed playing Matthew and hope to play again soon.'' -- Patrick
David Park bt Jeremy Pennycook (Aug 26) 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), [10-3]
Jonathan Bedford bt Patrick O'Brien (Aug 26) 6-0, 6-0
David Park bt Jonathan Bedford (Aug 21) Walkover
Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Lucas Main (Aug 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with some great rallies. Thanks Lucas and hope to play again soon."  -- Patrick
Victor Heraud bt Patrick O'Brien (Aug 16) 6-7 (4-7), 5-7
David Park bt Patrick O'Brien (Aug 14) 6-1, 6-4
Jeremy Pennycook bt Patrick O'Brien (Aug 11) 6-1, 6-4
Jeremy Pennycook v Philipp Friemann (Aug 4) 6-3, 1-4 TBC

Group Summary:

There were some really exciting contests in this group including runner up Kieran's "epic match under the superheated London sun!" against Henry and another 3 setter in two parts against Timothy... but it was Timothy who edged the group title by 2 points. Henry again provided tough opposition with his match against the group champ going to a third set tiebreak, while Katie dug deep on a "very hot day" to withstand Julian's aces and sneak the win.

Final Rankings:

  1. Timothy Oates 8.2 [W5, L1, UF1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Kieran Clemow [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ian Mcgee 9.1 [W3, UF1] 7
  4. Alexandre Becquignon [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Henry Danowski [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Julian Borensztein [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Katie Szymanski [W1, L3] 2
  8. Lewis Botham [L4] 2

Match Results:

Kieran Clemow bt Katie Szymanski (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-2
Kieran Clemow bt Julian Borensztein (Sep 9) 6-0, 6-3
Ian Mcgee bt Lewis Botham (Sep 6) 6-2, 6-2
Timothy Oates bt Katie Szymanski (Aug 31) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentTimothy Oates v Ian Mcgee (Aug 28) 3-6, 6-3, 3-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Tim to serve next"  -- Timothy
Kieran Clemow bt Lewis Botham (Aug 27) 6-3, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Timothy Oates bt Henry Danowski (Aug 26) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5)
Ian Mcgee bt Kieran Clemow (Aug 21) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentKieran Clemow bt Timothy Oates (Aug 17) 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match (in two parts), very enjoyable. Lots of great points. "  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentIan Mcgee bt Henry Danowski (Aug 13) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match! "  -- Henry
Alexandre Becquignon bt Katie Szymanski (Aug 12) 4-0, 4-2
Reveal CommentKatie Szymanski bt Julian Borensztein (Aug 10) 4-1, 2-4, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "Two half sets and a tie break on very hot day, with Julian sneaking a few aces past and Katie running down a lob and returning a crosscourt winner."  -- Katie
Reveal CommentTimothy Oates bt Lewis Botham (Aug 10) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We survived the blistering heat to not only play a tough game but one that went the full two hours. Thanks for the excellent game Lewis, it was a lot of fun and very close!"  -- Timothy
Timothy Oates bt Julian Borensztein (Aug 6) 6-3, 6-4
Alexandre Becquignon bt Julian Borensztein (Aug 5) 7-5, 6-4
Timothy Oates bt Alexandre Becquignon (Aug 5) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentHenry Danowski bt Lewis Botham (Aug 4) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! "  -- Henry
Reveal CommentKieran Clemow bt Henry Danowski (Jul 31) 7-6 (7-2), 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • ''Epic match under the superheated London sun!'' -- Kieran

Group Summary:

It was a commanding performance from Charles winning all 7 matches and earning midway bonus points to finish 9 points clear at the top of Group 5, well ahead of the chasing pack. The challenge was led by Philip whose 2 wins from 6 matches secured runner up spot, one point clear of third placed Jack. Jack and the windy conditions contrived to put Charles under pressure in their match, while a lucky net cord in the second set tiebreak helped Charles secure the win.

Final Rankings:

  1. Charles Elton 10.2 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Philip Barnett [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jack Blumsom [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kurt Williams 8.2 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Gleb Petrenko [W1, L1] 2
  6. Will Foster 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Angus Innes [L2]
  8. Duncan Cook 9.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCharles Elton bt Kurt Williams (Sep 19) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Two well contested sets played over three hours." -- Charles
Charles Elton bt Gleb Petrenko (Sep 7) 7-5, 4-3 Gleb Petrenko Retired
Reveal CommentCharles Elton bt Philip Barnett (Sep 6) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match which was closer than the score line suggests. "  -- Charles
Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt Philip Barnett (Aug 26) 6-1, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in the making. 3rd set Kurt 3-0. Kurt to serve"  -- Kurt
  • "Great match and loads of fun." -- Kurt
Jack Blumsom bt Philip Barnett (Aug 24) 6-0, 6-4
Philip Barnett bt Duncan Cook (Aug 23) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentCharles Elton bt Angus Innes (Aug 22) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match. The scores don’t reflect the number of deuce games. "  -- Charles
Gleb Petrenko bt Philip Barnett (Aug 22) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt Angus Innes (Aug 21) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get on courts even though the wind was dictating everything. Best of luck Angus for the rest. Well played."  -- Kurt

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCharles Elton bt Jack Blumsom (Aug 21) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Extremely tight match with several long rallies, despite the wind’s best efforts. Without a lucky net cord in the tie-break we could well have gone to a third set."  -- Charles
Philip Barnett bt Will Foster (Aug 17) 6-2, 6-2
Charles Elton bt Duncan Cook (Aug 13) 6-1, 6-1
Charles Elton bt Will Foster (Aug 9) 6-1, 6-3
Jack Blumsom bt Will Foster (Aug 7) 6-4, 6-1

Group Summary:

The value of good scheduling skills was again demonstrated in this group as Alex's 5 wins combined with midway bonus points saw him crowned group champ although runner up Laila played 2 more matches. Alastair and Clement were the only other players to pick up bonus points, while Alex's win over Patrick was memorable for being the "hottest weather I've ever played in"! Vikram and Chris were locked in a 3 set thriller when sadly they ran out of time and weren't able to reschedule.

Final Rankings:

  1. Alex Williams 10.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Laila Khudairi [W5, L2] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Vikram Joseph 10.2 [W2, L2, UF1] 6
  4. Alastair Stent [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Patrick Greene [W2, L3] 4
  6. Chris Phillips [W1, UF1] 3
  7. Clement Mussotte [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Cordelia Rayner [L1]

Match Results:

Laila Khudairi bt Alastair Stent (Sep 21) 4-2, 4-2
Reveal CommentAlex Williams bt Vikram Joseph (Sep 20) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, first set could have gone either way, I think every game in the second went to deuce!"  -- Alex
Laila Khudairi bt Cordelia Rayner (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Patrick Greene bt Alastair Stent (Sep 11) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Vikram Joseph bt Patrick Greene (Sep 8) 6-4, 6-2
Laila Khudairi bt Patrick Greene (Sep 7) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentVikram Joseph v Chris Phillips (Sep 5) 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 1-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, sadly couldn’t quite finish it!"  -- Vikram
Laila Khudairi bt Vikram Joseph (Aug 31) 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
Alex Williams bt Laila Khudairi (Aug 28) 5-3, 4-0
Vikram Joseph bt Alastair Stent (Aug 24) 4-1, 4-1
Chris Phillips bt Laila Khudairi (Aug 21) 4-2, 4-1
Patrick Greene bt Clement Mussotte (Aug 21) 6-1, 6-1
Alex Williams bt Alastair Stent (Aug 20) 4-0, 4-1
Laila Khudairi bt Clement Mussotte (Aug 13) 5-3, 4-2
Reveal CommentAlex Williams bt Patrick Greene (Aug 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, but hottest weather I've ever played in!"  -- Alex
Alastair Stent bt Clement Mussotte (Aug 10) 5-3, 4-2
Alex Williams bt Clement Mussotte (Aug 5) 6-1, 6-1

Group Summary:

We had 2 Leagues debutant taking the top spots in an all-female Group 7, so congratulations to our new champ Hester and to runner up Julika. Hester's 5 wins without defeat saw her finish 2 points clear of the chasing pack, while Julika and Asyikin both notched up 3 wins. Sadly the group's only 3 setter was left uncompleted as Katharine and Gemma ran out of time at one set all... what a shame!

Final Rankings:

  1. Hester Van Diepen [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Julika Loecklin [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Asyikin Nasir 10.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Marlin Aranguren [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Katharine Round [L4, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Gemma Keaney [L3, UF1] 1

Match Results:

Hester Van Diepen bt Katharine Round (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-0
Hester Van Diepen bt Gemma Keaney (Sep 1) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Hester Van Diepen bt Julika Loecklin (Aug 31) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentAsyikin Nasir bt Gemma Keaney (Aug 30) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match. Gemma is a much stronger player than she says she is! "  -- Asyikin
Reveal CommentKatharine Round v Gemma Keaney (Aug 29) 6-1, 5-7 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game in windy conditions, a very close second set leading to a tiebreak... to be continued! "  -- Katharine
Hester Van Diepen bt Marlin Aranguren (Aug 24) 4-0, 4-2
Asyikin Nasir bt Katharine Round (Aug 23) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentMarlin Aranguren bt Katharine Round (Aug 22) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game and rallies after the match ;)"  -- Marlin
Hester Van Diepen bt Asyikin Nasir (Aug 22) 4-2, 4-2
Reveal CommentAsyikin Nasir bt Marlin Aranguren (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well-played, looking forward to more social play!"  -- Asyikin
Julika Loecklin bt Asyikin Nasir (Aug 14) 4-1, 4-1
Julika Loecklin bt Gemma Keaney (Aug 12) 4-1, 4-0
Julika Loecklin bt Katharine Round (Aug 8) 4-0, 4-1

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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.

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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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