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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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  • 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 AllHammersmith & Fulham Singles - Round 47 | Thursday 16 January 2020 to Wednesday 11 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 February 2020)

79 matches were played this round which is not at all bad. The weather was not always playing ball and we understand it can be hard to arrange matches. But do let us know if you are struggling another time. We are always here to help!

Group Summary:

A very convincing win for Paul who tops the group with 7 wins out of 7 and successfully defends his title. Runner up Calum was one of those making it difficult and ensuring their match went the distance - 'great tennis' said Paul. (Calum tied on points with James but won the head to head to take second place). A great group with a high percentage of matches played and all but two players getting their bonus points.

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Ughetta [W7] 14 WINNER
  2. Calum Findlater 7.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. James Tanner 9.2 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Hamish McGregor-Smith 10.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Riccardo Barrai [W2, L2, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Gilles Malandain [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Louis Fontaine [W1, L2] 2
  8. Rishi Kumra [L2, UF1] 1

Match Results:

Paul Ughetta bt Riccardo Barrai (Mar 8) 7-5, 6-2
Paul Ughetta bt Hamish McGregor-Smith (Mar 8) 6-3, 6-0
Paul Ughetta bt Gilles Malandain (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentJames Tanner bt Rishi Kumra (Mar 6) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great first couple of sets, to be completed if possible!"  -- James
  • "Restarted the match as James was making a 5-2 comeback last time - tiring me out, and it would be unfair to him for me to continue from that point with renewed energy. Comment: He played really well, several classy lobs over my 6'2 frame. Doesn't help that I was double faulting and couldn't really get a single shot in, interesting game nonetheless," -- James
Reveal CommentJames Tanner bt Gilles Malandain (Mar 1) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with lots of rallies !"  -- Gilles
Paul Ughetta bt Louis Fontaine (Mar 1) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentPaul Ughetta bt Calum Findlater (Feb 27) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great tennis"  -- Paul
Paul Ughetta bt Rishi Kumra (Feb 23) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
Reveal CommentRishi Kumra v Riccardo Barrai (Feb 23) 4-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Conditions were far too windy with a storm predicted"  -- Rishi
Reveal CommentPaul Ughetta bt James Tanner (Feb 23) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than the score indicates. "  -- Paul
Calum Findlater bt Hamish McGregor-Smith (Feb 8) 6-4, 6-1
Riccardo Barrai bt James Tanner (Feb 8) 1-6, 7-5, 6-4
Hamish McGregor-Smith bt Riccardo Barrai (Feb 1) 6-1, 6-2
Gilles Malandain bt Louis Fontaine (Feb 1) 6-2, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames Tanner bt Hamish McGregor-Smith (Jan 26) 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Couldn't get much closer than this! Very few breaks of serve and the occasional racket-throw from both players testified to level and intensity of the game. Rematch definitely on the cards!"  -- James
Riccardo Barrai bt Gilles Malandain (Jan 26) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Calum Findlater bt James Tanner (Jan 25) 6-4, 6-0
Hamish McGregor-Smith bt Gilles Malandain (Jan 25) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)
Calum Findlater bt Gilles Malandain (Jan 23) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentLouis Fontaine bt Hamish McGregor-Smith (Jan 18) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice game with Hamish, we even enjoyed some sun!"  -- Louis

Group Summary:

A great round for Jun who wins the group in his debut round with 5 straight wins and promotion next time! Good to see Horace back after he had to withdraw with an injury last time. He returns on fine form, finishing as runner up in a well contested group with a high percentage of matches played. Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jun Hiratsuka 10.2 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Horace McDonald [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Paul Karacaoglu 9.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. William Mace 10.2 [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rich Sharpe [W1, L1] 3
  6. Nicola Wilkinson [W1, L2] 2
  7. Bartu Akcaba [L1]

Match Results:

Jun Hiratsuka bt Paul Karacaoglu (Mar 8) 6-3, 6-1
Jun Hiratsuka bt Nicola Wilkinson (Mar 7) 6-1, 6-0
Rich Sharpe bt Paul Karacaoglu (Mar 3) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Horace McDonald bt Rich Sharpe (Mar 1) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-4)
Jun Hiratsuka bt William Mace (Feb 22) 6-3, 6-2
Jun Hiratsuka bt Bartu Akcaba (Feb 8) 6-0, 6-4
Jun Hiratsuka bt Horace McDonald (Feb 2) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentPaul Karacaoglu bt Nicola Wilkinson (Feb 1) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Navigated extreme winds to get this completed "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentHorace McDonald bt William Mace (Jan 28) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game, but lights at Westway on Court 10 are simply terrible..."  -- Horace
Nicola Wilkinson bt William Mace (Jan 26) 6-3, 6-4
Horace McDonald bt Paul Karacaoglu (Jan 23) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentPaul Karacaoglu bt William Mace (Jan 21) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cold night but we got some good running in "  -- Paul

Group Summary:

Viktor and Manfred finish in gold and silver positions just as they did last time. But they reversed the score in their head to head. last time Manfred won 4-6, 6-2, 6-4; this time it was Viktor's turn and he won 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5). They finished with just one point in it and we think it's fair to say they are very well matched! Good to welcome Tolga to the league and well done on getting your bonus points in your first round.

Final Rankings:

  1. Viktor Dinnyesi 10.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Manfred Olbrich [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Julian Eccles 10.2 [W2, L3, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jonathan White [W3] 6
  5. Tolga Akarcali [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ignas Matevicius [L5] 1
  7. Gary Rusbourne 9.1 [L2, UF1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJulian Eccles v Gary Rusbourne (Mar 8) 6-3, 5-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Match abandoned due to torrential rain"  -- Julian

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJonathan White bt Julian Eccles (Mar 4) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "great game with some good rallies"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentTolga Akarcali bt Ignas Matevicius (Mar 2) 6-3, 3-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun game ! "  -- Tolga
Manfred Olbrich bt Ignas Matevicius (Mar 1) 6-0, 6-4
Jonathan White bt Ignas Matevicius (Feb 22) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentViktor Dinnyesi bt Ignas Matevicius (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely, sunny day:) But not an easy win as the score would suggest. Thanks for the game Ignas. -Viktor"  -- Viktor
Reveal CommentJulian Eccles bt Tolga Akarcali (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Tolga. Conditions were not ideal on a grey and windy day. "  -- Julian
Reveal CommentJulian Eccles bt Ignas Matevicius (Feb 2) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ignas. Windy conditions were a bit tough. "  -- Julian
Manfred Olbrich bt Tolga Akarcali (Jan 30) 6-2, 6-3
Viktor Dinnyesi bt Gary Rusbourne (Jan 26) 6-0, 6-2
Viktor Dinnyesi bt Julian Eccles (Jan 24) 6-3, 6-3
Manfred Olbrich bt Gary Rusbourne (Jan 23) 7-6 (10-8), 6-2
Jonathan White bt Viktor Dinnyesi (Jan 21) 6-1, 7-5
Manfred Olbrich bt Julian Eccles (Jan 21) 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentViktor Dinnyesi bt Manfred Olbrich (Jan 20) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "1’ Celsius does not bother sportsmen. Both of us played a game of strategy with precision shoots in mind;) and less sudden, quick runs. "  -- Viktor
Viktor Dinnyesi bt Tolga Akarcali (Jan 19) 6-1, 7-5

Group Summary:

Oh dear! What happened? Just three matches played in this group! Please do get in touch if you are struggling to get matches played another time. We are always here to help. Well done Eric who tops the group with two wins out of two!

Final Rankings:

  1. Eric Jacquemot 10.2 [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Edward De Petrucci [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Elen Wyatt [L2]
  4. Rupert Dook [L1]
  5. Alain Gaudeau
  6. Donal O'Hara

Match Results:

Edward De Petrucci bt Elen Wyatt (Feb 26) 6-1, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentEric Jacquemot bt Rupert Dook (Feb 8) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great game, with some good rallies and suspense (mainly due to the slippery surface rather than our unpredictable shots!)."  -- Eric
Reveal CommentEric Jacquemot bt Elen Wyatt (Feb 1) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Windy, slippery, sunny, quite an unpredictable game. Thanks Elen for kicking off our group’s matches."  -- Eric

Group Summary:

All credit to Raphael who played by far the most matches (6) and was the only player to get his bonus points. He is rewarded with the group title - well played. Runner up Andrew and Angus both have the satisfaction of beating the champ, but didn't manage enough matches this time to become serious contenders for the title. Maybe next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Raphael Duverney [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Andrew Ballard [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Tom Hetherton [W2, L2] 5
  4. Angus Comber 9.1 [W1, L1] 3
  5. Rankin Carroll 10.1 [L2] 1
  6. Anthony Perotto [L1]
  7. Roberto Rocco 10.2 [L1]
  8. Edward Lundy [L1]

Match Results:

Raphael Duverney bt Anthony Perotto (Mar 11) Walkover
Reveal CommentRaphael Duverney bt Tom Hetherton (Mar 10) 7-5, 4-6, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Good match despite the rainy conditions with lots of very tight games. "  -- Raphael
Tom Hetherton bt Angus Comber (Mar 1) 6-2, 4-6, [12-10]
Reveal CommentTom Hetherton bt Rankin Carroll (Feb 23) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Incredibly windy - well played! "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentAndrew Ballard bt Raphael Duverney (Feb 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lively, draining match, lots of v long points."  -- Andrew

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAngus Comber bt Raphael Duverney (Feb 8) 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match in the sunniest, warmest day so far this year. I started well and lost it a bit towards the end of the first set. Regained momentum in the 2nd and managed to win the tie-break by the skin of my teeth. Very enjoyable."  -- Angus
Reveal CommentAndrew Ballard bt Tom Hetherton (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A lively match, some excellent points."  -- Andrew
Andrew Ballard bt Roberto Rocco (Feb 4) Walkover
Raphael Duverney bt Rankin Carroll (Jan 28) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Raphael Duverney bt Edward Lundy (Jan 25) 6-4, 6-3

Group Summary:

Almost every match was played in this very committed group and judging by the match reports, a great deal of fun was had. Among the comments: Great deuces and volleys by Margot! Qizhe's drop shots are the best! and Diomid and Qizhe played in zero degrees! At the final count, newcomer Chiara topped the group, finishing just two points ahead of Diomid. Well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Chiara Cecilia Maiocchi 10.2 [W4, L1, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Diomid Sarateanu 10.1 [W4, UF2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Qizhe Sun 10.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Margot Pikovsky [W1, L3, UF1] 5
  5. Seb Huempfer [W1, L3, UF1] 4
  6. Dimitrios Oikonomidis [W1, L1, UF1] 2
  7. Philippa Seal 10.1 [W1, L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Margot Pikovsky bt Seb Huempfer (Mar 7) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentMargot Pikovsky v Diomid Sarateanu (Mar 2) 6-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "very long deuces! such a pity that it was so slippery"  -- Margot
Reveal CommentChiara Cecilia Maiocchi bt Margot Pikovsky (Mar 1) 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very lovely game! Exhausting, to be continued! "  -- Chiara Cecilia
Diomid Sarateanu bt Seb Huempfer (Feb 23) 7-5, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentQizhe Sun bt Seb Huempfer (Feb 23) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Nice weather and wonderful games!"  -- Qizhe
Reveal CommentChiara Cecilia Maiocchi bt Dimitrios Oikonomidis (Feb 15) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "very nice windy game! many deuces and good rallies "  -- Chiara Cecilia
Reveal CommentDimitrios Oikonomidis bt Philippa Seal (Feb 8) 7-6, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Very evenly match. Lots of deuces. "  -- Philippa
Reveal CommentChiara Cecilia Maiocchi bt Philippa Seal (Feb 8) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice drills with Philippa, lovely and unexpected Italian chat! "  -- Chiara Cecilia
Reveal CommentQizhe Sun bt Margot Pikovsky (Feb 2) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "So many so many duece! Margot has a very high consistency! Impressive "  -- Qizhe
Seb Huempfer bt Philippa Seal (Jan 25) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu v Dimitrios Oikonomidis (Jan 25) 5-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "To be continued..."  -- Diomid
Reveal CommentPhilippa Seal bt Margot Pikovsky (Jan 24) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great duces and volleys by Margot"  -- Philippa
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Chiara Cecilia Maiocchi (Jan 24) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of rallies and lots of fun"  -- Diomid
  • "Such a fight! enjoyed this game so much," -- Chiara
Reveal CommentChiara Cecilia Maiocchi bt Qizhe Sun (Jan 23) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice rally and some running!" -- Qizhe
  • "Qizhe dropshots are the best!" -- Chiara
Diomid Sarateanu bt Philippa Seal (Jan 23) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Qizhe Sun (Jan 20) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good shots and rallies at 0°. It was a nice game."  -- Diomid
  • "Diomid plays really well! His serve is massive!" -- Qizhe
Qizhe Sun bt Philippa Seal (Jan 19) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)
Chiara Cecilia Maiocchi v Seb Huempfer (Jan 18) 6-4, 2-4 TBC

Results

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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.

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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