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Collapse AllHighbury Fields Doubles - Round 36 | Thursday 22 August 2019 to Wednesday 30 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 September 2019)

Another excellent round of Highbury Doubles with around 70% of matches played which, given the sometimes inclement weather, is seriously impressive. No rest for you though, as the new round, taking us through Christmas and the New Year in an extended 12 week season, begins the week after next! That will take you through to Valentine's Day - another incentive to win your group and bottle of Highbury Champagne!

Group Summary:

Hot on the heels of their group two win last time, Kyle and Anthony stormed their way to the top of Group One. But it has not been without effort: "Going to bed now and not getting up until summer 2020," says Anthony. Well done on their unbeaten run, pushing last times winners, Sean and James into second place. Great group, everyone.

Final Rankings:

  1. Kyle May & Anthony Stone [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sean Girty & James Kirk [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Dirceu Pozzebon & Nick Shave [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ippolito Banfi & Alessandro Camera [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jonathan Taylor & Stefan Visnjevac [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tian Tsering & David Cook [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. David Rowland & Harry Hulme [W1, L3] 2
  8. Simon Moore & Lois Anderson [L3]

Match Results:

David Rowland & Harry Hulme bt Simon Moore & Lois Anderson (Oct 29) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Dirceu Pozzebon & Nick Shave bt David Rowland & Harry Hulme (Oct 25) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentSean Girty & James Kirk bt David Rowland & Harry Hulme (Oct 23) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in mediocre weather"  -- Sean
Sean Girty & James Kirk bt Tian Tsering & David Cook (Oct 22) Walkover
Reveal CommentKyle May & Anthony Stone bt Ippolito Banfi & Alessandro Camera (Oct 21) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "This match was my swansong I incurred so many injuries winning group 2 and now group 1 and not dropping a set, I am going to bed now and not getting up until summer 2020. But kyle I am sure will keep winning because he is a very good player."  -- Anthony
Dirceu Pozzebon & Nick Shave bt Tian Tsering & David Cook (Oct 21) Walkover
Reveal CommentKyle May & Anthony Stone bt Dirceu Pozzebon & Nick Shave (Oct 19) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Wow this was the hardest match so far Nick serve was hard to read and his returns as well. Best of luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentIppolito Banfi & Alessandro Camera bt Jonathan Taylor & Stefan Visnjevac (Oct 10) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match with very intense rallies - it could have finished either way. Thanks Stefan and Jonathan and good luck on your next matches"  -- Alessandro
Reveal CommentIppolito Banfi & Alessandro Camera bt Simon Moore & Lois Anderson (Oct 9) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great playing Lois and Simon, we really enjoyed the match! "  -- Alessandro
Reveal CommentSean Girty & James Kirk bt Ippolito Banfi & Alessandro Camera (Sep 19) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Hard hitting, good quality doubles match with some blistering ground strokes from Ippo & Allesandro. Our aggressive net play made the difference. Thoroughly enjoyable doubles match!"  -- Sean
Kyle May & Anthony Stone bt Tian Tsering & David Cook (Sep 18) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentKyle May & Anthony Stone bt Simon Moore & Lois Anderson (Sep 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "GREAT MATCH AND FUN GAMES AFTER THE MATCH, WE REALLY ENJOYED OUR SELF. "  -- Anthony
Dirceu Pozzebon & Nick Shave bt Ippolito Banfi & Alessandro Camera (Sep 15) 6-4, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Jonathan Taylor & Stefan Visnjevac bt Sean Girty & James Kirk (Sep 13) 7-6 (9-7), 1-6, 6-4
Kyle May & Anthony Stone bt Sean Girty & James Kirk (Sep 11) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentSean Girty & James Kirk bt Dirceu Pozzebon & Nick Shave (Sep 9) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Strong doubles match, with aggressive net play by both teams. Always a pleasure to play Nick & Dirceu "  -- Sean
Jonathan Taylor & Stefan Visnjevac bt Dirceu Pozzebon & Nick Shave (Sep 8) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentKyle May & Anthony Stone bt Jonathan Taylor & Stefan Visnjevac (Sep 3) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match great net play, I pulled a calf muscle half way through the 1st set we were lucky to get this win. ---Anthony "  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentTian Tsering & David Cook bt David Rowland & Harry Hulme (Aug 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Thank you guys! "  -- Tian
Reveal CommentIppolito Banfi & Alessandro Camera bt Tian Tsering & David Cook (Aug 23) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "great match with very long and exciting rallies.. Ippo and I really enjoyed playing you guys! best of luck on your next matches. Alessandro and Ippo"  -- Alessandro

Group Summary:

A very close finish in this excellent group with the laurels going to Tim and Daniel not least because of their ability to get their matches scheduled and played. That means that despite losing to Alex and John (a welcome reversal of fortunes for the eventual runners up) they were able to win the group by a point.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tim Edwards & Daniel Petersen [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alex Hicks & John Durant [W3, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Samir Rashed & Rory Brown [W3, UF1] 6
  4. Caroline Gargaro & Simon Dormon [W2, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alan Revel & Fatemeh Beyad [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Oliver Bishop & Charlie Hudson [W2] 4
  7. Rudi Falla & Jordan Whitmore [W2, L2] 4
  8. Richard Beswick & Alex Stitt [L3]

Match Results:

Samir Rashed & Rory Brown bt Caroline Gargaro & Simon Dormon (Oct 16) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentRudi Falla & Jordan Whitmore bt Alan Revel & Fatemeh Beyad (Oct 16) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies and shots throughout. Thanks guys "  -- Rudi
Reveal CommentOliver Bishop & Charlie Hudson bt Caroline Gargaro & Simon Dormon (Oct 15) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match on what seems like the first warm/ dry evening in October!"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentSamir Rashed & Rory Brown bt Rudi Falla & Jordan Whitmore (Oct 14) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First set played in heavy rain - Second set brought with it some good tennis both sides of the net. Look forward to playing again!"  -- Rory
Reveal CommentAlan Revel & Fatemeh Beyad bt Richard Beswick & Alex Stitt (Oct 13) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on a blustery and damp afternoon. Some great tennis and the second set saw a lot of long deuce games which Fatemeh and I managed to sneak to give a rather deceptive scoreline. Thanks for the match Richard and Alex. "  -- Alan
Tim Edwards & Daniel Petersen bt Rudi Falla & Jordan Whitmore (Oct 11) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentTim Edwards & Daniel Petersen bt Alan Revel & Fatemeh Beyad (Oct 9) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match thanks guys"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentTim Edwards & Daniel Petersen bt Caroline Gargaro & Simon Dormon (Oct 8) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match good rallies thank you "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentAlex Hicks & John Durant v Samir Rashed & Rory Brown (Sep 26) 7-6 (7-3), 5-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match so far. Look forward to continuing. Alex to serve."  -- Alex
Tim Edwards & Daniel Petersen bt Richard Beswick & Alex Stitt (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlex Hicks & John Durant bt Caroline Gargaro & Simon Dormon (Sep 23) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some good fun games with long rallies and lots of net exchanges. Thank you."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlex Hicks & John Durant bt Tim Edwards & Daniel Petersen (Sep 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "After several losses we finally got to play Tim and Daniel on home turf. A tough match but a win at last. Thank you."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlex Hicks & John Durant bt Alan Revel & Fatemeh Beyad (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After a nightmare start with no floodlights for 30 minutes we finally got underway. As usual with Alan some long rallies and long games. Thank you for a good match."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentRudi Falla & Jordan Whitmore bt Caroline Gargaro & Simon Dormon (Sep 11) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some really great rallies and winners popping up throughout! "  -- Rudi
Reveal CommentSamir Rashed & Rory Brown bt Tim Edwards & Daniel Petersen (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game, thanks guys!"  -- Samir

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentOliver Bishop & Charlie Hudson bt Alan Revel & Fatemeh Beyad (Sep 7) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game played in some late summer sun."  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentCaroline Gargaro & Simon Dormon bt Richard Beswick & Alex Stitt (Sep 2) 6-1 Richard Beswick & Alex Stitt Retired

Player Comments:

  • "the games were closer than the scoreline suggests with plenty of deuces,....unfortunately Richard's calf muscle chose the last game of the set to pop so regrettably we didn't get to play on. Speedy recovery Richard , may your frozen artichokes work wonders !"  -- Caroline
Reveal CommentCaroline Gargaro & Simon Dormon bt Alan Revel & Fatemeh Beyad (Aug 28) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "a very close match with some great rallies and net play . really enjoyable thanks Fatemeh and Alan."  -- Caroline

Group Summary:

With four new pairings in the group, predicting a winner was always going to hard, but as it turned out Dario and Toms' powerful play was a match for any of the others in the group. Meanwhile, there was much closer race for second place. Even though Helen and Rafael lost to Nancy and Charlie, their equally good three wins in total and some handily-bagged bonus points edged them the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Dario Llinares & Tom Prescott [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Helen McNulty & Rafael Medina [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nancy Morgan & Charlie Scott [W3, L3] 7
  4. Carl Petrou & Tom Comins [W2, L3, UF1] 7
  5. Tom Gatzen & Brett Galloway [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jennifer Elver & Harry Vowles [W2, L1, UF1] 5
  7. Gerard Van Tonder & Alan Revel [W1, L1, UF2] withdrawn 4
  8. Nicholas Scott & Hannah Franklin [L7] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Gatzen & Brett Galloway bt Nancy Morgan & Charlie Scott (Oct 28) 6-4, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match on a crisp Autumn evening. First set was very close with most games held on serve. Nancy and Charlie played very well. Charlie is incredibly agile at the net and Nancy played some composed returns through the tram lines. As always Tom delivered some classic serves and Brett ran a lot to try and keep us in the points.! Hope to see you guys again in the Spring."  -- Brett
Carl Petrou & Tom Comins bt Nicholas Scott & Hannah Franklin (Oct 19) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNancy Morgan & Charlie Scott bt Carl Petrou & Tom Comins (Oct 13) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "very good close game with scores level. 1-1 in sets and 1-1 in games in decider...great fun and look forward to rearranging to finish match"  -- Tom
Nancy Morgan & Charlie Scott bt Nicholas Scott & Hannah Franklin (Oct 13) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentDario Llinares & Tom Prescott bt Nancy Morgan & Charlie Scott (Oct 9) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game in near darkness. The first set was hard-fought. Allowed Tom and me to get a bit of confidence after than. Very nice guys Nancy and Charlie. Hope we play again."  -- Dario
Reveal CommentJennifer Elver & Harry Vowles bt Nancy Morgan & Charlie Scott (Oct 8) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun hitting tonight. Wet and slippy court conditions made for a tricky one but we still managed some good rallies. Thanks Nancy and Charlie, looking forward to the next one!"  -- Harry
Reveal CommentDario Llinares & Tom Prescott bt Helen McNulty & Rafael Medina (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the game, Rafael and Helen are really consistent. Some decent serving and net play did it for us."  -- Dario
Reveal CommentDario Llinares & Tom Prescott bt Carl Petrou & Tom Comins (Oct 2) 5-7, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really great game which ebbed and flow a lot. Some spectacular and some patient rallies. Carl and Tom are a very good team. Thanks for the game guys."  -- Dario
Helen McNulty & Rafael Medina bt Carl Petrou & Tom Comins (Sep 28) 7-5, 6-1
Helen McNulty & Rafael Medina bt Nicholas Scott & Hannah Franklin (Sep 23) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentGerard Van Tonder & Alan Revel v Carl Petrou & Tom Comins (Sep 21) 0-6, 6-4, 3-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "An (unfinished) match of two halves with Carl and Tom playing so well in the first set, hitting the lines, putting away the volleys, serving aces which meant Gerard and I were blown away. The chaps went 2-0 up in the second set and it seemed it could be all over quickly, but we somehow managed to get back into it the second set mostly due to Gerard making some amazing gets and from there we got some momentum going. Looking forward to finishing the match."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentCarl Petrou & Tom Comins bt Jennifer Elver & Harry Vowles (Sep 19) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "thanks for a really good game closer than score suggested with good quality rallies and some strong serving - very enjoyable and in great spirit on as nice Friday evening thank you Jen and Harry! all best for coming games Tom"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentGerard Van Tonder & Alan Revel v Jennifer Elver & Harry Vowles (Sep 18) 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 4-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and highly competitive match. The match ebbed and flowed from the first game, which seemed to last forever. Harry's first serve and Jennifer's cross court backhand return of serve deserve special mention! Jennifer to serve when we resume. "  -- Gerard
Reveal CommentJennifer Elver & Harry Vowles bt Nicholas Scott & Hannah Franklin (Sep 16) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match against Nick and Hannah that had to be played over 2 sessions. Slippery one during the second session but still managed some good hitting. Great to play against this pair - looking forward to the next one!"  -- Harry
Tom Gatzen & Brett Galloway bt Nicholas Scott & Hannah Franklin (Sep 16) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-5
Dario Llinares & Tom Prescott bt Gerard Van Tonder & Alan Revel (Sep 11) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentDario Llinares & Tom Prescott bt Tom Gatzen & Brett Galloway (Sep 10) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Evenly matched teams lead to a very competitive match in which return games dominated. "  -- Dario
Helen McNulty & Rafael Medina bt Tom Gatzen & Brett Galloway (Sep 7) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentNancy Morgan & Charlie Scott bt Helen McNulty & Rafael Medina (Sep 3) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match that lasted over 2 hours! Helen and Rafael played very well and there were lots of great rallies with some great volleying. Lovely people as well. Thanks guys!"  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentGerard Van Tonder & Alan Revel bt Nicholas Scott & Hannah Franklin (Sep 1) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match. Am sure Nick and Hannah start getting more positive results when they play more regularly as Hannah has some great ground strokes and Nick is quick around the court and has tricky sliced shots. A good combination. On our side Gerard played really well, in particular keeping us in the first set. Thanks all for playing."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentDario Llinares & Tom Prescott bt Nicholas Scott & Hannah Franklin (Aug 31) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A bit windy today. Hannah and Nick are really nice guys. Look forward to playing again sometime."  -- Dario

Group Summary:

A second appearance for Alex in the round, playing in Group Four with Andrew Latto, but again he has to be content with the silver medal! The other Andrew in the group, teamed with Marco owned this particular event with an unbeaten run of six wins. Well done! With only four matches not played, this was a excellent group and full of committed tennis.

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrew Sims & Marco Mandolini [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alex Hicks & Andrew Latto [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Richard Standring & Luke Betham [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sabrina Aich & Christopher Walker [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Gerard Wilson & Ireo Ostacchini [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ali Anwer & Eric Lu [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Adam Wood & Isabelle Hugh-Jones [L3]

Match Results:

Ali Anwer & Eric Lu bt Adam Wood & Isabelle Hugh-Jones (Oct 28) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentRichard Standring & Luke Betham bt Ali Anwer & Eric Lu (Oct 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game in a blessed 90 minute dry spell 🙏🏼"  -- Richard
Andrew Sims & Marco Mandolini bt Ali Anwer & Eric Lu (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-2
Andrew Sims & Marco Mandolini bt Gerard Wilson & Ireo Ostacchini (Sep 27) 6-3, 7-5
Gerard Wilson & Ireo Ostacchini bt Ali Anwer & Eric Lu (Sep 21) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentRichard Standring & Luke Betham bt Adam Wood & Isabelle Hugh-Jones (Sep 19) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game thanks guys!"  -- Luke

Match of the Group:

Alex Hicks & Andrew Latto bt Gerard Wilson & Ireo Ostacchini (Sep 19) 6-7, 7-6 (7-2), 7-5
Reveal CommentAndrew Sims & Marco Mandolini bt Richard Standring & Luke Betham (Sep 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good rallies in the haze of the Rosemary Gardens Floodlights. Cheers guys!"  -- Andrew
Gerard Wilson & Ireo Ostacchini bt Sabrina Aich & Christopher Walker (Sep 17) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentAndrew Sims & Marco Mandolini bt Alex Hicks & Andrew Latto (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game, despite one of our balls being stolen by a dog"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentRichard Standring & Luke Betham bt Sabrina Aich & Christopher Walker (Sep 15) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game, great sportspeople, some exiting points and impressive shots from all"  -- Richard
Alex Hicks & Andrew Latto bt Richard Standring & Luke Betham (Sep 14) 6-3, 7-5
Andrew Sims & Marco Mandolini bt Sabrina Aich & Christopher Walker (Sep 13) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentSabrina Aich & Christopher Walker bt Ali Anwer & Eric Lu (Sep 8) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight match that could have gone either way. It looked like it was going to go right to the wire before we caught a bit of momentum in the final set. An enjoyable match, thanks Eric and Ali."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentSabrina Aich & Christopher Walker bt Alex Hicks & Andrew Latto (Sep 4) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another rollercoaster match against Andrew and Alex with us managing to just edge the first set before getting comfortably beaten in the second. We played the full two hours with the game finishing just as the bells rung and the park was about to close! Thanks for another great game, Andrew and Alex. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentAlex Hicks & Andrew Latto bt Ali Anwer & Eric Lu (Sep 1) 6-1, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good close match. Some excellent down the line shots from Eric along with some sharp angled shots from Ali. Thank you."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAndrew Sims & Marco Mandolini bt Adam Wood & Isabelle Hugh-Jones (Sep 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a fun match on a lovely evening"  -- Andrew

Group Summary:

Not as busy perhaps as some groups but the top two teams at any rate played plenty of fine tennis. Suitably, their head-to-head was a real weather-defying battle just edged in the grizzle by Jens and John.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jens Hills & John Granshaw [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Susannah Oxley & Poonam Lloyd Williams [W1, L2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. James O'sullivan & Luke Stanbury [W1] 2
  4. Catherine Royall & Daniel Parris [L2]
  5. Sarah Lancaster & Kirsten Johansson [L1]
  6. Matthew Robbins & Brian Mckenney withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames O'sullivan & Luke Stanbury bt Susannah Oxley & Poonam Lloyd Williams (Oct 10) 7-5, 4-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight match with some long deuces and great rallies. Unfortunately the rain came at the end of the second set so we had to settle it with a match tiebreak."  -- James
Susannah Oxley & Poonam Lloyd Williams bt Catherine Royall & Daniel Parris (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJens Hills & John Granshaw bt Susannah Oxley & Poonam Lloyd Williams (Sep 30) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tight, competitive and fun match. After a shakey start, Jens and John won the first set only for Susannah and Poonan to come back strongly to win the second set. Third set stands at 4-2 to John/Jens with John to serve next. With how the match has gone so far, it could be anyone's game!"  -- John
  • "Final set was finished 30 September, starting our warm up in light drizzle and completing the game in moderately heavy rain. Both teams continued to fight to the end despite the weather with some excellent winning shots from both teams. It was a shame to finish the match!" -- John
Reveal CommentJens Hills & John Granshaw bt Catherine Royall & Daniel Parris (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game played in very good spirit and the weather stayed dry for us. Thanks for the game Dan and Catherine."  -- John
Reveal CommentJens Hills & John Granshaw bt Sarah Lancaster & Kirsten Johansson (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A wonderful match full of long and memorable rallies with both teams finsihing them off with some superb winning shots. Very solid play all round and the score really does not reflect how close the games were. Thank you Sussanah and Kirsten for such a competitive game."  -- John

Group Summary:

Not everyone may know this, but you can enter the doubles in more than one team, so long as we have a suitable group to place you. We can't guarantee it doubles your chances of a group win, but it seems to have done the trick for Brett who, with his partner James, won six matches on the trot to end up in top spot. Runners up Christopher and Jonas did their best to break their momentum and took their match to a third set but it was not quite enough. Well done to Brett and James and to everyone in this competitive group (third-placed Jamie and Matthew had some of the best matches of the round!).

Final Rankings:

  1. Brett Galloway & James Murphy [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Christopher Hill & Jonas Niessen [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jamie Riggs-long & Matthew Raywood [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Shari Xu & Nathalie John [W2, L3] 5
  5. Jim Humphris & Bill Knight [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Lynda Branch & James Rampton [L4] 1
  7. Harry Flower & Jeff Zroback [L2] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentShari Xu & Nathalie John bt Lynda Branch & James Rampton (Oct 20) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We had so much fun, one of the nicest double so far and it happened to be our last. Lovely match, thanks Lynda and James"  -- Shari

Match of the Group:

Brett Galloway & James Murphy bt Christopher Hill & Jonas Niessen (Oct 20) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Jamie Riggs-long & Matthew Raywood bt Lynda Branch & James Rampton (Oct 19) 5-7, 6-4, [10-7]
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long & Matthew Raywood bt Shari Xu & Nathalie John (Oct 18) 5-7, 6-3, [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "Close match. Shari and Nathalie were the better team on the day so hard luck. Well played "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long & Matthew Raywood bt Harry Flower & Jeff Zroback (Oct 10) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game. Well played all. "  -- Jamie
Brett Galloway & James Murphy bt Harry Flower & Jeff Zroback (Oct 4) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentShari Xu & Nathalie John bt Jim Humphris & Bill Knight (Oct 2) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some very good shots and very enjoyable tennis, thank you Jim & Bill!"  -- Shari
Reveal CommentBrett Galloway & James Murphy bt Lynda Branch & James Rampton (Sep 23) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult match on a wet surface. Lynda hit some excellent line winners and James some intelligent cross court back hands. Lovely playing with you both and good luck for your remaining matches."  -- James
Reveal CommentChristopher Hill & Jonas Niessen bt Jamie Riggs-long & Matthew Raywood (Sep 22) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! The rain held off and there were lots of tight rallies, sharp volleys and nice shots from both teams. Thanks Matt and Jamie."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Hill & Jonas Niessen bt Lynda Branch & James Rampton (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A much more competitve match than the score might suggest, played on a perfect evening for tennis and in a very good spirit. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Hill & Jonas Niessen bt Shari Xu & Nathalie John (Sep 13) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "not as uneven as the score might suggest, there were lots of deuces. Perfect evengin for a fun game."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long & Matthew Raywood bt Jim Humphris & Bill Knight (Sep 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, thanks all! "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentBrett Galloway & James Murphy bt Jim Humphris & Bill Knight (Sep 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to meet Bill and Jim and we wish them well for the rest of the round. Brett"  -- Brett
Reveal CommentChristopher Hill & Jonas Niessen bt Jim Humphris & Bill Knight (Sep 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game, Bill and Jim a bit rusty. "  -- Christopher
Brett Galloway & James Murphy bt Shari Xu & Nathalie John (Sep 4) 6-2, 6-1
Brett Galloway & James Murphy bt Jamie Riggs-long & Matthew Raywood (Sep 2) 6-2, 6-1

Group Summary:

That soft thud is the sound of Pietro and Enrico kicking themselves. They did the hard work in beating Kate and Colin in three tough sets, but couldn't match their opponents' scheduling skills. Kate and Colin went on to play all of their matches which meant they could consign that loss to tennis history and amass a group winning points total. Nicely done, as we are prone to mutter to ourselves here in Tennis Towers.

Final Rankings:

  1. Kate Youde & Colin Small [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Pietro Bombonato & Enrico Burlini [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jan Eales & Rodney Schwartz [W2, L2] 4
  4. Paul Jarrett & Eilis Leslie [W1, L2] 2
  5. Suzanne Van Dam & Peter Humphreys [L3] 1
  6. Henry Hepworth & Annabel Rolls [L2]

Match Results:

Paul Jarrett & Eilis Leslie bt Jan Eales & Rodney Schwartz (Oct 29) 6-2, 7-5
Kate Youde & Colin Small bt Henry Hepworth & Annabel Rolls (Oct 26) 6-0, 6-4
Jan Eales & Rodney Schwartz bt Henry Hepworth & Annabel Rolls (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-3
Kate Youde & Colin Small bt Jan Eales & Rodney Schwartz (Oct 17) Walkover
Reveal CommentJan Eales & Rodney Schwartz bt Suzanne Van Dam & Peter Humphreys (Sep 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "an absolutely delightful game despite the wind gusts and constant threat of rain. Some amazing points!"  -- Rodney
Kate Youde & Colin Small bt Paul Jarrett & Eilis Leslie (Sep 19) 7-5, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Pietro Bombonato & Enrico Burlini bt Kate Youde & Colin Small (Sep 8) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentKate Youde & Colin Small bt Suzanne Van Dam & Peter Humphreys (Sep 7) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a fun, close match Suzanne and Peter"  -- Kate
Pietro Bombonato & Enrico Burlini bt Paul Jarrett & Eilis Leslie (Sep 5) 6-0, 6-2
Pietro Bombonato & Enrico Burlini bt Suzanne Van Dam & Peter Humphreys (Aug 25) 6-3, 6-3