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  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
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  • 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
  • The evening before the round starts you will receive an email with all the contact details of the players in your group
  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other player on their group once during the round
  • If you complete three matches before the midpoint of a round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize (either a pair of Local Tennis Leagues dampeners, or a tube of tennis balls).
  • The winner of the group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winner of the group wins a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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Collapse AllHaringey Singles - Round 34 | Thursday 1 December 2016 to Wednesday 8 February 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 January 2017)

Another good round in Haringey despite the battle against the winter weather in addition to the opposition on the other side of the net. Congratulations to the all the new group champions and we hope to see you all back in the next round!

Group Summary:

Nick continued his excellent form following up his promotion with a table topping performance this round. Unfortunately Nick couldn't quite make it fourteen wins in a row as two of his matches remained unfinished but four victories put him ahead of the field. Well done to Rowan who finished as the runner up.

Final Rankings:

  1. Nick Shave 10.2 [W4, UF2] 10 WINNER
  2. Rowan Metcalfe [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Ewan Kelsall 9.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  4. Samuel Gruen 8.2 [W1, L2] 2
  5. Emil Tsekov 8.1 [L1, UF1] 1
  6. Aleksandar Natovski 10.1 [L2]
  7. Christopher Nilsson [L1]
  8. Grzegorz Ksiazek

Match Results:

Nick Shave bt Rowan Metcalfe (Jan 21) 6-3, 6-2
Nick Shave v Ewan Kelsall (Jan 15) 7-5, 4-4, 0-0 TBC
Nick Shave bt Samuel Gruen (Jan 14) 6-0, 7-5
Nick Shave v Emil Tsekov (Dec 27) 6-4, 2-6, 3-4 TBC

Match of the Group:

Rowan Metcalfe bt Ewan Kelsall (Dec 21) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Nick Shave bt Christopher Nilsson (Dec 20) 6-2, 6-1
Nick Shave bt Aleksandar Natovski (Dec 18) 6-1, 6-2
Ewan Kelsall bt Emil Tsekov (Dec 14) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)
Rowan Metcalfe bt Samuel Gruen (Dec 13) 6-1, 6-1
Samuel Gruen bt Aleksandar Natovski (Dec 5) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Group Summary:

A well deserved promotion earning win for Fred who displayed all his firepower to win six matches on the bounce. Luther made sure he made the most of his matches with three going all the distance in epic encounters, including a close battle with eventual champion Fred and runner up Charlie - great effort Luther!

Final Rankings:

  1. Fred Asquith [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Charlie Clinton 8.2 [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Norman Freshney 8.2 [W2, L3, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Luther Wainwright 8.2 [W1, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Harriet Ayliffe [W2, L2] 4
  6. Oliver Davey [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  7. Eleni Kasapi [L4]
  8. Luca Pusceddu

Match Results:

Fred Asquith bt Charlie Clinton (Feb 8) 6-3, 6-4
Harriet Ayliffe bt Norman Freshney (Feb 4) 2-6, 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentNorman Freshney v Oliver Davey (Jan 23) 6-7 (4-7), 5-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great rallies and a very close match, to be continued..."  -- Norman
Fred Asquith bt Eleni Kasapi (Jan 19) 6-0, 6-0
Charlie Clinton bt Eleni Kasapi (Jan 13) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentCharlie Clinton bt Harriet Ayliffe (Jan 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Definitely a closer match up than the score suggests. Some good rallies with both players playing some nice points! "  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentCharlie Clinton bt Norman Freshney (Jan 6) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Slightly relieved again - 3-1 down in set 1 , and 3-0 down in set 2. Lucky to win in straight sets! We actually had to change venues from new river to down lane park at 3-0 down... I think that broke Norman's rhythm slightly! "  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentCharlie Clinton bt Luther Wainwright (Jan 2) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Relieved to get through after being a set down, and then 3-0 down in the decider! "  -- Charlie
Fred Asquith bt Harriet Ayliffe (Dec 29) 6-2, 6-1
Fred Asquith bt Oliver Davey (Dec 22) 6-2, 6-4
Fred Asquith bt Norman Freshney (Dec 18) 6-4, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Fred Asquith bt Luther Wainwright (Dec 16) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentNorman Freshney bt Eleni Kasapi (Dec 16) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The second set was much closer than the score suggests. I had to run frantically around the court to return the many accurate shots that Eleni kept sending over. A fun match overall, thanks!"  -- Norman
Reveal CommentLuther Wainwright bt Eleni Kasapi (Dec 14) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great match particularly the first set which Eleni went 4-1 up. This is when I realised I had to sort things out or this was going to be loss number 4! The second set was more straightforward but there was still plenty of deuce games and the scoreline flatters me. A final note: kudos goes to Eleni for lending me her hat for games on the sunny side, exceedingly sporting! So a note to all (including myself) remember your hat as the sun is really low during the days now."  -- Luther
Reveal CommentNorman Freshney bt Luther Wainwright (Dec 11) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with most games going to deuce - plenty great rallies and a close match overall."  -- Norman
Oliver Davey bt Luther Wainwright (Dec 8) 6-0, 6-0
Harriet Ayliffe bt Luther Wainwright (Dec 4) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3

Group Summary:

Atanas may have been "lucky to get the win" against Kyneil but luck had nothing to do with his finishing position as four victories earned him champion status. Kyneil also showed fine form, playing some particularly tight matches to claim the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Atanas Barakov 9.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Kyneil Grant 10.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Zac Sargusingh 9.1 [W1, L1] 3
  4. Martin Tucker 9.2 [W1] 2
  5. Andrew Rose 10.2 [L2] 1
  6. Alex Pepe 9.2 [L2]
  7. Giuseppe Persiani 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMartin Tucker bt Kyneil Grant (Jan 19) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game so far with long rallies! To be continued..."  -- Kyneil
Atanas Barakov bt Andrew Rose (Jan 10) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentKyneil Grant bt Andrew Rose (Jan 5) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get the win in tough outdoor conditions played over 2 days due to floodlights. Well played Andrew "  -- Kyneil
Reveal CommentKyneil Grant bt Alex Pepe (Jan 3) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match. Great to get the win. Well played Alex"  -- Kyneil
Zac Sargusingh bt Kyneil Grant (Dec 23) 6-1, 6-3
Atanas Barakov bt Zac Sargusingh (Dec 17) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Atanas Barakov bt Alex Pepe (Dec 15) 6-2, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAtanas Barakov bt Kyneil Grant (Dec 12) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Another epic match with Kyneil!! I was lucky to get the win because he is a very difficult opponent and most of the rallies were very long. Well played!!"  -- Atanas

Group Summary:

Jay played and won his only match against Ashley, what might have happened if he'd played a few more matches? Hopefully we will find out next time. The congratulations go to Ashley who notched up three wins to finish top of the pile. Thanks to everyone who battled the elements to get on the court and play their matches.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ashley Marshall 10.2 [W3, L1] 6 WINNER
  2. Jon Sen 10.2 [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Charlotte Appel 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
  4. David Owen 9.1 [W1] 2
  5. Jay Lalljee 9.2 [W1] 2
  6. Jakub Przeperski 10.2 [L4] 1
  7. Ana Carrasco Frutos 10.2 [L2]
  8. Chris Ward 8.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Ashley Marshall bt Ana Carrasco Frutos (Feb 7) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2
Reveal CommentJon Sen bt Charlotte Appel (Feb 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great, enjoyable match despite tricky, slippery conditions. I wish Charlotte well for the rest of the league. Hopefully our paths will cross again when the weather's improved a little!" -- Jon
Charlotte Appel bt Ana Carrasco Frutos (Feb 5) Walkover
Reveal CommentJay Lalljee bt Ashley Marshall (Feb 4) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good, close encounter, in which Ashley served very well and hit the shot of the match with a low drop volley. Very enjoyable despite the slippery court"  -- Jay
Reveal CommentCharlotte Appel bt Jakub Przeperski (Feb 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Jakub hit some great serves and our match was very enjoyable. I wish him luck for the rest of the league."  -- Charlotte
Ashley Marshall bt Jon Sen (Jan 29) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Ashley Marshall bt Jakub Przeperski (Jan 16) 6-0, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJon Sen bt Jakub Przeperski (Jan 9) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Both started a little tentatively but ended up being an epic match - neither one of us managing to pull ahead without the one other soon catching up. Jakub even saved three match points in the last set. "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentDavid Owen bt Jakub Przeperski (Dec 5) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A well-fought match with lots of variety in our shot selections. Midway through, Jakub managed to lob me four points in a row!"  -- David

Group Summary:

Phil couldn't be stopped as he marched to the top of group five with a full house of victories. Jon and Matt both finished two points further back but it is Jon who secures the runner up position thanks to his decisive win in their head to head. Thanks to everyone for their efforts in this round, all but two matches were played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Phil Thomas [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. Jon Abbey [W5, L1] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Matt Bloor [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Velin Ognyanov [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. David Beales 9.2 [W2, L3] 4
  6. Ruth Jakobsen [L5]
  7. Will Stevenson [L4]

Match Results:

Jon Abbey bt Will Stevenson (Feb 5) 6-0, 6-0
Phil Thomas bt Jon Abbey (Feb 1) 6-0, 6-1
Phil Thomas bt Ruth Jakobsen (Jan 28) 6-0, 6-0
Jon Abbey bt Velin Ognyanov (Jan 28) 6-0, 6-2
Matt Bloor bt Ruth Jakobsen (Jan 23) 6-0, 6-0
Jon Abbey bt Ruth Jakobsen (Jan 21) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentDavid Beales bt Velin Ognyanov (Jan 20) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Velin, came back strong in the 2nd and push me all the way! Thanks. "  -- David
Matt Bloor bt Will Stevenson (Jan 18) 6-0, 6-2
Phil Thomas bt David Beales (Jan 18) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentDavid Beales bt Ruth Jakobsen (Jan 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful day at Finsbury Park, although the sun made for challenging conditions at one end of the court. Despite the score - some good shots from Ruth!"  -- David
Jon Abbey bt David Beales (Jan 16) 6-4, 6-1
Phil Thomas bt Will Stevenson (Jan 15) 6-0, 6-0
Velin Ognyanov bt Will Stevenson (Jan 11) 6-0, 6-1
Phil Thomas bt Matt Bloor (Jan 9) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4
Velin Ognyanov bt Ruth Jakobsen (Jan 3) 6-0, 6-2
Matt Bloor bt David Beales (Dec 29) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
Jon Abbey bt Matt Bloor (Dec 23) 6-2, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPhil Thomas bt Velin Ognyanov (Dec 10) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great funn. Thank you Phil"  -- Velin
Matt Bloor bt Velin Ognyanov (Dec 9) 6-4, 6-2

Results

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