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Collapse AllHighbury Fields Singles - Round 66 | Thursday 9 January 2020 to Wednesday 4 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 February 2020)

Difficult weather conditions put everyone under pressure this round and there were one or two withdrawals, which meant overall only 55% of possible matches were played. But that is still 205 matches in one league and many of them were epics. Well played all and here's hoping the sun comes out next time!

Group Summary:

Wow! What a great group. Runner up Christopher beat everyone except the champ, Arthur, and third placed Robert beat everyone except the top two. All of which makes Arthur a very worthy group winner,following up his win in group three last time with a triumph in group one! Well played .

Final Rankings:

  1. Arthur Bernard 9.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Christopher Walker 10.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Robert Henniker-Heaton [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Petar Maksimovic 7.2 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Eloy Mora Vargas 7.1 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Artem Kalugin 8.2 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Edward Long [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEloy Mora Vargas bt Edward Long (Mar 2) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky match with wet conditions at Clissold Park. There were lots of very nice points with long rallies. Looking forward to playing again with Ed."  -- Eloy
Petar Maksimovic bt Edward Long (Feb 24) 6-4, 6-2
Arthur Bernard bt Christopher Walker (Feb 22) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentPetar Maksimovic bt Eloy Mora Vargas (Feb 17) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, windy conditions. Eloy played well, I had to claw my way back in both sets..."  -- Petar
Reveal CommentRobert Henniker-Heaton bt Edward Long (Feb 13) 6-4, 1-3 Edward Long Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Sorry we couldn’t play more. I hope you hand fixes soon. Cheers Rob"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Henniker-Heaton bt Petar Maksimovic (Feb 6) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed our game. Some long rallies and good hitting. "  -- Robert

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Petar Maksimovic (Feb 5) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "First set didn't fairly reflect the closeness of the match with a lot of deuce games that I was fortunate to win. Petar made some good adjustments in the second set and served really well to take it to a tie break which could have gone either way. Thanks for the match."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Robert Henniker-Heaton (Feb 3) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really tight match that could have gone either way. Rob made some really good adjustments and had me on the back foot for a large part of the first set which I was lucky to take on the tiebreak. Thanks for the match. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Edward Long (Feb 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The heavy wind made it tough to get any real rhythm in the match. Edward played some nice forehands and shoutout for winning the longest point I've played in quite some time! Thanks for the match."  -- Christopher
Arthur Bernard bt Eloy Mora Vargas (Feb 2) 6-2, 6-1
Arthur Bernard bt Petar Maksimovic (Feb 1) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
Reveal CommentRobert Henniker-Heaton bt Artem Kalugin (Jan 30) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game. Rob"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Artem Kalugin (Jan 29) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Playing surface was a bit slippery making it slightly difficult to play in but we had some nice rallies especially in the second set. Thanks for the match."  -- Christopher
Arthur Bernard bt Edward Long (Jan 22) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Eloy Mora Vargas (Jan 22) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good quality of tennis with some entertaining rallies and hard fought points. Eloy hit some excellent ground strokes and pulled off the shot of the match in the 2nd set with an unbelievable retrieval. The momentum was swinging in Eloy's direction in the 2nd set but I managed to just about hold on to take the match. Thanks for the game. "  -- Christopher
Arthur Bernard bt Robert Henniker-Heaton (Jan 19) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Arthur Bernard bt Artem Kalugin (Jan 18) 6-2, 6-2
Petar Maksimovic bt Artem Kalugin (Jan 15) 6-1, 6-1
Eloy Mora Vargas bt Artem Kalugin (Jan 11) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentRobert Henniker-Heaton bt Eloy Mora Vargas (Jan 10) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play again. Enjoyed the tight second set. Cheers. Rob"  -- Robert

Group Summary:

A good win for group champ Sean with 4 wins from 6 match and who it seems partly has his serve to thank, with it holding up well in a tight match v Laurent. Indeed tight matches were very much typical of this well fought group and with only two players getting their bonus points (first and second placed Sean and Rodney), every match counted!

Final Rankings:

  1. Sean Girty 7.1 [W4, L2, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Rodney Berling 7.1 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Alessandro Camera 8.1 [W2, L1, UF2] 7
  4. Salim Ghozali [UF4] 4
  5. Samir Rashed 7.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  6. Nicholas Cooke [W1] 2
  7. Laurent Sicsic [L4, UF1] 2
  8. Harry Palmer [L2, UF1] 1

Match Results:

Salim Ghozali v Laurent Sicsic (Mar 6) 6-2, 5-2 TBC
Reveal CommentSean Girty bt Laurent Sicsic (Mar 4) 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle, the match could have gone either way. My serve held up well under pressure and made the difference "  -- Sean
Reveal CommentSean Girty bt Samir Rashed (Mar 3) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another good match with Samir, pleased to close this out especially with Samir mounting a strong comeback in the 2nd set"  -- Sean
Samir Rashed bt Laurent Sicsic (Feb 29) Walkover
Reveal CommentAlessandro Camera v Samir Rashed (Feb 26) 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (6-8) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match so far - Samir to serve in third set"  -- Alessandro
Reveal CommentSalim Ghozali v Sean Girty (Feb 24) 6-4, 3-6, 4-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "My serve, 15-30"  -- Salim
Salim Ghozali v Harry Palmer (Feb 17) 0-6, 6-4 TBC
Nicholas Cooke bt Sean Girty (Feb 13) 6-1, 6-4
Salim Ghozali v Alessandro Camera (Feb 13) 6-1, 2-6, 6-6 TBC
Alessandro Camera bt Laurent Sicsic (Feb 8) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlessandro Camera bt Rodney Berling (Feb 1) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Quite challenging conditions - good luck on your next matches Rod"  -- Alessandro
Reveal CommentSean Girty bt Alessandro Camera (Jan 30) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in tricky conditions. Sean to serve in the 3rd set "  -- Sean
Rodney Berling bt Harry Palmer (Jan 29) Walkover
Reveal CommentSean Girty bt Harry Palmer (Jan 28) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Welcome to the league Harry. Good match, Harry went up in the 2nd set with a tactical change but I clawed my way back with some solid serving and better movement on the ice rink. Look forward to playing again in better conditions."  -- Sean
Reveal CommentRodney Berling bt Laurent SICSIC (Jan 28) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game but terrible gusts of wind made some balls unpredictable"  -- Laurent
Rodney Berling bt Sean Girty (Jan 24) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0

Group Summary:

The weather was definitely not playing ball this round and no one managed to get their bonus ball in this group, so very well done to John who still managed to play 5 matches and win four of them. It's just as well he kept scheduling, as runner up Harry was just one point behind, and well done to Andrew, the only player to beat the champ!

Final Rankings:

  1. John Durant 7.2 [W4, L1] 8 WINNER
  2. Harry Vowles 7.1 [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Andrew Abboud [W2, L2] 5
  4. Kieran Lee [W2, L1] 4
  5. James Abbotts [L2]
  6. Luke Catterson [L2]
  7. Stephen Moi [L2]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKieran Lee bt Stephen Moi (Mar 1) 7-6 (11-9), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match from start to finish! Really enjoyable match up and a relatively nice day for tennis."  -- Kieran
John Durant bt James Abbotts (Feb 24) 6-2, 6-1
Kieran Lee bt Andrew Abboud (Feb 23) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndrew Abboud bt John Durant (Feb 22) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to finally play this game after having to reschedule it a couple of times. Very windy conditions and Johnny made me fight very hard for the win. Lots of long rallies and looking forward to playing again. "  -- Andrew
  • "Good friendly competitive match played in testing conditions better player won on the day. Well played Andrew," -- John
Reveal CommentHarry Vowles bt Andrew Abboud (Feb 19) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match and good rallies all round. Good comeback by Andrew in the second set was lucky to see it through. Thanks for the great match! Looking forward to the next one."  -- Harry
Reveal CommentJohn Durant bt Harry Vowles (Feb 17) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure playing harry good rallies good tennis a well contested game well played harry. "  -- John
John Durant bt Kieran Lee (Feb 7) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentHarry Vowles bt Luke Catterson (Jan 30) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match tonight. Some tight games but managed to hang in there enough to get the win. Very much looking forward to the next one against Luke! "  -- Harry
Reveal CommentJohn Durant bt Luke Catterson (Jan 15) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game thanks Luke."  -- John
Reveal CommentAndrew Abboud bt Stephen Moi (Jan 11) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game on a windy day. Thanks Stephen. Looking forward to playing again."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentHarry Vowles bt James Abbotts (Jan 9) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Slippery court conditions made for a tricky game but James and I still managed some good rallies and hitting. Thanks for the match James! Looking forward to the next one."  -- Harry

Group Summary:

Aleph beat the champ Aldo in a very tight game but has to settle for second place as Aldo just edged the top spot by one point in a keenly fought group. Well played both. We like the sound of Rebecca's 'arrowing groundstrokes' and Tom and Aleph's baseline rallies, and fourth placed Tom was unlucky not to finish higher after 4 straight wins, but just need to play a few more matches and clock up a few more points!

Final Rankings:

  1. Aldo Munoz [W4, L1, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Aleph Degla 7.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Michael Cutbill 7.1 [W3, L3, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tom Prescott [W4] 8
  5. Ireo Ostacchini 7.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Duncan Stroud 7.2 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Dario Llinares 7.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Rebecca Nelson [L2]

Match Results:

Ireo Ostacchini bt Michael Cutbill (Mar 2) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentAldo Munoz v Michael Cutbill (Mar 1) 6-3, 3-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately, we could not finish the match, however, it was an excellent one. Thanks, Michael!!"  -- Aldo
Reveal CommentMichael Cutbill bt Dario Llinares (Feb 28) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Dario came out firing in the first set which was full of good fast tennis. His shoulder hampered his serve in the second set so I was able to get over the line. Thanks Dario. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentAldo Munoz bt Ireo Ostacchini (Feb 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Ireo! Was very nice to meet you and good luck with your next match!"  -- Aldo
Reveal CommentAleph Degla bt Duncan Stroud (Feb 22) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Rain and wind led to an up and down first set. We both played a more consistant tennis in a second set that I managed to edge, despite a calmer weather system."  -- Aleph
Reveal CommentTom Prescott bt Duncan Stroud (Feb 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A closer match than the score line suggests. At 3-1 in both sets it could have been a different match if break points were taken. But a thoroughly enjoyable match nevertheless. Thanks Duncan."  -- Tom
Tom Prescott bt Ireo Ostacchini (Feb 19) 6-1, 6-1
Aleph Degla bt Ireo Ostacchini (Feb 5) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
Reveal CommentTom Prescott bt Michael Cutbill (Feb 2) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match played in difficult wet conditions, particularly in the first set. This made moving across the baseline and turning very difficult. Enjoyed playing, thanks Michael. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentDuncan Stroud bt Ireo Ostacchini (Feb 1) 6-3, 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great match in tough windy conditions. The third set was about us both hanging on in there. "  -- Duncan
Reveal CommentTom Prescott bt Aleph Degla (Jan 31) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game with a lot of long rallies from the baseline, particularly in the second set which could have gone either way and changed the final outcome. Good luck Aleph with your remaining fixtures."  -- Tom
Aldo Munoz bt Rebecca Nelson (Jan 30) Walkover
Reveal CommentAleph Degla bt Aldo Munoz (Jan 29) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight game of tennis. Aldo's service cracked at important moments, otherwise the score might have been different."  -- Aleph
Reveal CommentDuncan Stroud bt Dario Llinares (Jan 24) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A tight match played on a greasy court which made for errors on both our parts and also meant serves and returns of serves played a big part of the match. "  -- Duncan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAleph Degla bt Michael Cutbill (Jan 24) 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very long (2 hours and half) and tight game. A mammoth first set that lasted a bit more than an hour was clinched by Michael. I was able to hold on in the second set followed by another tight third set that ended on another tie break."  -- Aleph
Ireo Ostacchini bt Dario Llinares (Jan 20) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentMichael Cutbill bt Rebecca Nelson (Jan 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "My response to Rebecca's arrowing groundstrokes was bizarrely error free in every game we attempted. The set we played after the match was much more even on the scoreboard and was no doubt a sign of things to come"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentAldo Munoz bt Dario Llinares (Jan 18) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good played Dario !! Excellent service, congrats. Good luck with your next matches. Cheers "  -- Aldo
Reveal CommentMichael Cutbill bt Duncan Stroud (Jan 15) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Duncan and I enjoyed an even match, which I edged through slightly greater consistency. Thanks Duncan."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentAldo Munoz bt Duncan Stroud (Jan 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Was very nice to meet you Duncan, Excellent match and running. Good luck with your next matches "  -- Aldo

Group Summary:

A very convincing win for Jack who finished undefeated in five matches. Brendan pushed him to a second set tie break but Jack hung on to finish the group without dropping a set. Well played! Runner up Sven led the chasing pack and it was good to welcome Laurent to the league.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jack Thompson [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sven Ladiges 9.1 [W3, L1, UF1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Nick Carpenter 10.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. George Vafakis [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Brendan Maginnis 8.1 [L1, UF1]
  6. Laurent De Kalbermatten [L3]
  7. Pietro Smacchia [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJack Thompson bt Sven Ladiges (Mar 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The score was certainly not a reflection of the match, lots of tight games, and many long exciting rallies. Good game Sven."  -- Jack

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNick Carpenter bt Pietro Smacchia (Feb 25) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A classic winter game, gusty winds, driving rain and near sub zero temperatures. Still, we had some great rallies and the second set could have gone either way. Thanks for the game Pietro! "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentJack Thompson bt Laurent De Kalbermatten (Feb 10) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The better and more consistent player won the game fair and square. I took him several times to deuce but Jack handled the pressure well and went on the get his W. Good and friendly player, good luck with rest of your league matchs."  -- Laurent
Reveal CommentSven Ladiges bt Laurent De Kalbermatten (Feb 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A competitive match under great conditions (indoors) with a lot of breaks in the first set that could have gone either way. I showed some more consistency in the second plus had a good day on my serve which gave me a small advantage to take the win. Thanks Laurent for playing!"  -- Sven
Reveal CommentGeorge Vafakis bt Pietro Smacchia (Feb 4) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful evening for tennis. Great match with lots of long rallies and some highly entertaining points. "  -- George
Reveal CommentGeorge Vafakis bt Laurent De Kalbermatten (Jan 27) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very unpredictable first set which could have gone either way. many breaks of serve and some great rallies. Laurent was all over the court, playing that extra ball back. I was able to keep composed on my serve in the second and managed to get over the line! Thanks for a really great match!"  -- George
Jack Thompson bt Brendan Maginnis (Jan 27) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentSven Ladiges bt Nick Carpenter (Jan 26) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tight match. Nick had a great start and was leading 4:0 in the first set but I was able to hang in and to turn it around. Thanks Nick for the match!"  -- Sven
Jack Thompson bt Nick Carpenter (Jan 20) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentNick Carpenter bt George Vafakis (Jan 19) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match, lots of long rallies and breaks of serve! "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentSven Ladiges bt Pietro Smacchia (Jan 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice day to play a match, however the low sun was quite challenging and definitely had an impact on the score. Thanks"  -- Sven
Reveal CommentJack Thompson bt George Vafakis (Jan 13) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent start to the league, lots of very entertaining long rallies. "  -- Jack
Reveal CommentSven Ladiges v Brendan Maginnis (Jan 12) 6-2, 6-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great and windy start in the new league. Brendan unfortunately was a bit ill, but managed to hang in to make it to the tie break in a close second set. To be continued. "  -- Sven

Group Summary:

A couple of withdrawals unfortunately reduced the number of games in this friendly group but despite that, four players still managed to get their bonus points - well done! Almost all the matches that were played were tight but Dom and his great return game neutralised serves and he finishes in pole position 3 wins to the good. Runner up Daniel as one point behind and 3rd placed Sarah, one point behind him.

Final Rankings:

  1. Dom Felton [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Daniel Neale 8.1 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Sarah Quinlan [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Marits Roberts [W1, L1] 3
  5. Alan Revel 8.1 [W1, L1] withdrawn 2
  6. Matthew Hills [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Richard Day 9.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSarah Quinlan bt Matthew Hills (Feb 4) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely way to start the day! Perfect tennis winter. Once Matthew gets his fast first serve in order I'll be in trouble"  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentDom Felton bt Daniel Neale (Jan 31) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Gritty game with poor visibility but enjoyable nevertheless. Dom's great return game meant that my service had to be on point. Unfortunately that was not the case and he punished me for that. Best of luck with the rest of games Dom! "  -- Daniel
Marits Roberts bt Sarah Quinlan (Jan 28) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAlan Revel bt Matthew Hills (Jan 27) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable hour of tennis against Matt, but one end of the court was getting more slippery and icy by the moment, so we decided the chance of a broken bone of two was not worth it, and decided to call it a day. Looking forward to finishing the match. "  -- Alan
  • "Great to meet Matt. Scoreline does not reflect how quite a few of the games went to deuce. Best of luck Matt with the rest of your matches," -- Alan
Reveal CommentDom Felton bt Alan Revel (Jan 24) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Alan. Always a sportsmanly opponent! Thanks."  -- Dom

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDaniel Neale bt Marits Roberts (Jan 20) 7-6 (7-3), 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with some great points. Nothing at all in this one! Thanks Marits "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDom Felton bt Sarah Quinlan (Jan 14) 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and closely fought! Thanks Sarah and good game."  -- Dom
Daniel Neale bt Matthew Hills (Jan 12) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1

Group Summary:

Tom beat the champ (Sameer) and runner up (Alex) but alas stopped after 3 matches! Sameer played 5, won four and got his bonus points so he takes the group title this time, with Alex two points behind. Good to hear of newcomer Annabel's killer serve doing some damage in a tough group and the Tom v Steffan match sounds like a classic!

Final Rankings:

  1. Sameer Singh [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alex Hicks 7.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Tom Jessop [W3] 6
  4. Julian Ricketts 8.2 [W1, L2] 3
  5. Steffan Knutson [L3] 1
  6. Annabel Livingston [L3]
  7. Kartik Kumaramangalam withdrawn

Match Results:

Tom Jessop bt Alex Hicks (Mar 5) 6-2, 6-3
Alex Hicks bt Steffan Knutson (Feb 27) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJulian Ricketts bt Annabel Livingston (Feb 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really competitive match on a beautiful evening at Highbury. There were endless deuces throughout and the score line did not reflect how close the match was. Annabel has a killer forehand, which had me running all over the place. Thanks for the game and let’s have a rematch soon. "  -- Julian
Reveal CommentSameer Singh bt Julian Ricketts (Feb 2) 4-6, 6-1, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Good tight match which was decided by a match tiebreak! We managed to have some great rallies despite tricky windy conditions. "  -- Sameer
Reveal CommentTom Jessop bt Steffan Knutson (Jan 24) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match with Steffan at Highbury Fields. Lots of exciting rallies - we definitely used every inch of the court! Some great defensive play and attacking shots, serving and volleying from Steffan. I was lucky to get across the line in two sets. Cheers for the game!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentAlex Hicks bt Julian Ricketts (Jan 24) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Julian was a little rusty after not playing for a while but warmed up pretty well by the second set. Fun game with a lot of net play and every now and again a mega rocket from Julian. Thank you."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentSameer Singh bt Annabel Livingston (Jan 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice still conditions for an evening session of tennis - cold though! We had some good rallies and a fun game. Thanks Annabel!"  -- Sameer
Reveal CommentSameer Singh bt Alex Hicks (Jan 19) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good fight in lovely conditions with some very long rallies! Thanks for the game Alex."  -- Sameer
Reveal CommentTom Jessop bt Sameer Singh (Jan 18) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match today with Sameer. Beautiful sunshine/conditions generally and a really fun game. Thanks Sameer!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentAlex Hicks bt Annabel Livingston (Jan 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some very wet tennis but managed to get the match played. Annabel had some great returns and backhands, Thank you."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentSameer Singh bt Steffan Knutson (Jan 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match to kick start the new league and the new year! We had some great rallies with dropshots, slices, attacking forehands, net play and lobs. Thanks Steffan and look forward to playing again soon. "  -- Sameer

Group Summary:

A comparatively quiet group but good to see everyone getting on court at least and the matches that were played were close and competitive. The Luke v Ben match went down to the wire with two tie break sets, Oliver and Ben were in a fine old ding dong and Nick and Dirceu split sets but were not able to resume. At the final count, Dirceu finished as group winner with Ben just behind.

Final Rankings:

  1. Dirceu Pozzebon [W2, UF2] 6 WINNER
  2. Ben Mason 8.2 [W1, L3, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nick Perkins 8.1 [W1, UF1] 3
  4. Oliver Fryer 8.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  5. Luke Wilton [W1, L1] 2
  6. Harry Nosworthy [UF1] 1
  7. Helen McNulty 8.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Oliver Fryer bt Luke Wilton (Mar 2) Walkover
Nick Perkins bt Ben Mason (Mar 1) 6-2, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDirceu Pozzebon v Harry Nosworthy (Mar 1) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, [9-10] TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Harry is such a nice guy and played superbly. "  -- Dirceu
Reveal CommentDirceu Pozzebon bt Oliver Fryer (Feb 29) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match. Windy conditions. Also some slate! Thanks Oliver."  -- Dirceu
Nick Perkins v Dirceu Pozzebon (Feb 21) 6-3, 5-7 TBC
Reveal CommentOliver Fryer v Ben Mason (Feb 6) 7-5, 2-6, 5-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking very competitive game"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentDirceu Pozzebon bt Ben Mason (Feb 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, despite bad lighting and windy conditions. Thanks for accommodating my slight lateness Ben. "  -- Dirceu
Ben Mason bt Helen McNulty (Feb 1) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentLuke Wilton bt Ben Mason (Jan 25) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Went down to the wire! Constant momentum changes with a few games being won in 3s and 4s. Cheers for a good game Ben "  -- Luke

Group Summary:

Some times there is a player who is fast out of the starting gate, gets his or her bonus points and manages to get every match played, sometimes before others have even started. They may lose a match or more on the way, but this kind of player also goes far! This time it was Byron. He was beaten by Nicholas, but Nicholas didn't play any more matches and Bryon played and won five! That is the way to win the group. Many congratulations!

Final Rankings:

  1. Byron McCaughey [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Lewis Brayshaw [W2, L2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Tim Jones [W1, L1] 3
  4. Nicholas Scott [W1] 2
  5. Andy Hui [W1, L2] 2
  6. Ted Finn [L2]
  7. Oliver Horton 9.1 [L2]

Match Results:

Tim Jones bt Lewis Brayshaw (Mar 2) 6-4, 6-1
Lewis Brayshaw bt Ted Finn (Mar 2) 6-1, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNicholas Scott bt Byron McCaughey (Feb 23) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really great game! Byron’s a top player, gets around the court well, and we had some epic rallys. Could have been a much different score on a different day, hope to rematch sometime down the line!"  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentByron McCaughey bt Tim Jones (Feb 11) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - could have gone either way. Got lucky at the net a few times in the 3rd. Tough and enjoyable match on a cold night!"  -- Byron
Andy Hui bt Oliver Horton (Feb 8) 6-1, 7-5
Byron McCaughey bt Oliver Horton (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-0
Lewis Brayshaw bt Andy Hui (Feb 3) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentByron McCaughey bt Lewis Brayshaw (Jan 28) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It rained all day, but court 7 at Highbury held up well after the rains, despite a few slips. Fun match with some long rallies. "  -- Byron
Byron McCaughey bt Andy Hui (Jan 25) 6-1, 6-2
Byron McCaughey bt Ted Finn (Jan 17) 6-0, 6-1

Group Summary:

Funny how it goes in the group sometimes. Runner up Thomas and third placed Nigel both beat the champ Tom but Tom attempted more matches and got his bonus points. So while the top three players all finished with two wins, it was Tom who notched up the most points. The moral: the more matches you play, the better your chances of winning the group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Tom Comins 10.1 [W2, L2, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Thomas Han [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Nigel Billen 7.2 [W2, L1] 4
  4. Henry Oakes [L2, UF1] 2
  5. Brodie Neader [L1, UF1] 1
  6. Sam Topham [UF1]
  7. John Granshaw 9.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Comins v Sam Topham (Feb 29) 6-1, 2-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "match was unfortunately abandoned after about an hour as hail storm and heavy rain hit but we managed a good set won 6-1 by Tom who managed to serve and lob well in tricky conditions. Tom 2-1 up when halted thanks Sam for attempting to play and look forward to a game at some stage as really enjoyed the tennis despite this terrible weather! thanksTom"  -- Tom
Tom Comins bt Brodie Neader (Feb 28) Walkover
Reveal CommentThomas Han bt Nigel Billen (Feb 23) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fin match on a very windy day. Couldn't get a read on Thomas's precise tennis in the first set, so please to make the second set a little more competitive!"  -- Nigel
Brodie Neader v Henry Oakes (Feb 22) 7-5, 3-6, 2-3 TBC
Reveal CommentTom Comins bt Henry Oakes (Jan 30) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "another really enjoyable match with Henry with similar styles of play on a mild evening. the games were close, much closer than score suggests with Tom only pulling away towards end of first set then having a rare purple patch of strong serving and ground strokes (clearly inspired by Aussie Open! )thank you for a great fun game Henry in good spirit and look forward to another one "  -- Tom

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Tom Comins (Jan 28) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A cracking start to the new round with a very close and competitive match that we couldn't quite get finished before we ran out of court time. A beautiful day to play, though the sun gave us problems at the start. To be continues, with Nigel to serve"  -- Nigel
  • "If I say so myself, efficiently finished after an early (8am) start - I won the game I needed to love and with it the set. Perhaps inspiration came from watching the end of the Federer match, if so, it deserted me for the friendly set we went on to play. Tom won that 6-1! Very friendly and enjoyable match and nice to get up to play on such a crisp and sunny morning," -- Nigel
Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Henry Oakes (Jan 26) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great hastily arranged match which Henry dominated for much of the time - so satisfying to hang in and claim the win! Great fun and Henry is a pleasure to play!"  -- Nigel
Thomas Han bt Tom Comins (Jan 25) 7-5, 6-3

Group Summary:

Dan wins a superbly competitive group in which almost every got their bonus points, and where a high percentage of possible matches were played. Almost every match came with a commentary so we know just how close and tense the Luca v Christopher encounter was, how good the rallies were between Daniel and Dan and how well everyone did to battle the wind! Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Dan Connolly 10.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Luca Bariola [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Evans [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Christopher Hill 8.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Fiona Spencer [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Toby Jones [L3]
  7. Thanos Samaras [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLuca Bariola bt Christopher Hill (Mar 2) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match and very tense, very nice thanks Chris "  -- Luca
Reveal CommentDan Connolly bt Toby Jones (Feb 22) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet and play against Toby. Some great rallies in the first set but I managed to pull away with it and be more consistent in the second. Thanks for the fun match Toby!"  -- Dan
Reveal CommentLuca Bariola bt Thanos Samaras (Feb 11) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Slow start and a nice second set thanks !"  -- Luca
Reveal CommentDan Connolly bt Thanos Samaras (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to hit with Thanos in the sun. Some nice rallies but I was just more consistent, particularly on serve. Thanks Thanos! "  -- Dan
Reveal CommentDan Connolly bt Luca Bariola (Feb 3) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Neither of us played our best but there were some wonderful shots along the way. Thanks for the match Luca."  -- Dan
Reveal CommentFiona Spencer bt Christopher Hill (Feb 3) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and competitive match which we started on 25th January and having played for two hours then we managed to complete it today. "  -- Fiona
Reveal CommentChristopher Hill bt Thanos Samaras (Feb 1) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than the score suggests. Lot of long rallies, deuces and close points on a day when the wind felt like another player. "  -- Christopher
Luca Bariola bt Fiona Spencer (Jan 28) 6-1, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDaniel Evans bt Dan Connolly (Jan 24) 6-4, 7-6 (7-0)

Player Comments:

  • "Really tight match with some fantastic rallies. Emotions definitely running high on both sides with some great games. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Evans bt Christopher Hill (Jan 23) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies and close games, really enjoyable."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDan Connolly bt Fiona Spencer (Jan 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful, crisp, sunny day for tennis. There were some nice shots from both of us but the fact that I had played quite a lot of tennis over the last month and Fiona hadn't made all the difference. Lovely to meet and play with you Fiona, good luck with the rest of your matches! I had played quite alot of tennis over the last month and Fiona hadn't and this showed in the end."  -- Dan
Reveal CommentLuca Bariola bt Toby Jones (Jan 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful day and cold, nice match and running thanks!"  -- Luca
Reveal CommentDan Connolly bt Christopher Hill (Jan 17) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close encounter with Chris in pretty awful, blustery conditions. Not the highest of quality due to the crazy wind but we had some fab rallies at points. Chris' defence and ability to get balls back were excellent and he had a set point 5-4 in the first up but I managed to come through it and nab the set on a tie-break. Would love to play again in better conditions. Thanks Chris!"  -- Dan
Reveal CommentDaniel Evans bt Thanos Samaras (Jan 16) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in terrible conditions, with some great shots that put me under pressure." -- Daniel
Reveal CommentChristopher Hill bt Toby Jones (Jan 11) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, lot of long rallies and deuces. Both getting v tired by end of second set. "  -- Christopher

Group Summary:

Sam tops the group but it was not a walk in the park! Vicky, who is coming back from an injury, runner up Matthew and Jonas all pushed him to three sets but Sam prevailed, finishing 5 wins to the good in a well fought group. Great to see so many matches played and bonus points won.

Final Rankings:

  1. Sam Holt 10.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Matthew Robbins 8.2 [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Marco Mandolini [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jonas Niessen 9.1 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Gerard Van Tonder 8.2 [L4, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Scott Rentell [W1] 2
  7. Vicky Davies 8.2 [L2, UF1] 2

Match Results:

Scott Rentell bt Matthew Robbins (Mar 1) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentMatthew Robbins bt Jonas Niessen (Feb 20) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun game, if a little slippy underfoot...A really tight first set, before I managed to get some momentum to help take the second. Thanks for the game Jonas...see u in a friendly doubles game soon :)"  -- Matthew
Sam Holt bt Gerard Van Tonder (Feb 20) 6-3, 6-2
Matthew Robbins bt Vicky Davies (Feb 17) Walkover
Reveal CommentSam Holt bt Marco Mandolini (Feb 6) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Couldn’t see a thing under the ridiculously poor court 9 Highbury flood lights. Scandal that they charge for those courts - be warned. Sam and I are going to have to rearrange "  -- Marco

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSam Holt bt Jonas Niessen (Feb 4) 6-7 (8-10), 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match until too much rain forced us to reschedule. Sam to serve for the second set."  -- Jonas
Sam Holt bt Vicky Davies (Jan 30) 5-7, 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentMatthew Robbins bt Marco Mandolini (Jan 30) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Matt to serve "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentJonas Niessen bt Gerard Van Tonder (Jan 25) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match with some decent rallies and great serving from Gerard."  -- Jonas
Reveal CommentVicky Davies v Gerard Van Tonder (Jan 23) 7-6 (7-4) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Hard fought first set with the momentum swinging more than a pendulum. Look forward to the next set!"  -- Vicky
Reveal CommentMatthew Robbins bt Gerard Van Tonder (Jan 19) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very very tight match! Clearly could have gone either way, but great fun on a lovely sunny day. Thanks for the game Gerard."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMarco Mandolini bt Jonas Niessen (Jan 19) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable battle. "  -- Marco
Sam Holt bt Matthew Robbins (Jan 18) 1-6, 6-4, 7-5
Marco Mandolini bt Gerard Van Tonder (Jan 12) 6-4, 6-4

Group Summary:

A tie at the top with Scott and Huxley on 6 points each. Fortunately, they played each other and Scott won the head to head so wins the group. Every match came with a commentary, which is brilliant, but the blustery, windy, slippery and sometimes freezing conditions made many an appearance. Thanks for all the perseverance despite the weather doing its worst.

Final Rankings:

  1. Scott Milburn 10.2 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Huxley May [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Gabriel De Lastours 9.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Stephen Kirkham [W2] 4
  5. Eddie Lancaster 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Alex Covella [L5] 1
  7. Caroline Chapman withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephen Kirkham bt Gabriel De Lastours (Mar 1) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in good, but blustery conditions at Highbury Fields. We wore both a bit rusty at the start, then Gabriel found his range with his big forehand. I started hitting the ball more cleanly during the second set, and managed to grind out the win by playing defensively and reducing errors. An enjoyable match played in a good spirit. Thank you Gabriel."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentHuxley May bt Alex Covella (Feb 23) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Looking forward to playing again. "  -- Huxley
Reveal CommentHuxley May bt Eddie Lancaster (Feb 22) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match! Very windy conditions but still lots of long rallies. "  -- Huxley
Reveal CommentScott Milburn bt Huxley May (Feb 13) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Wasn't Hux's night or his best performance. If we ever face each other again, it'll be a tough match!"  -- Scott
Reveal CommentStephen Kirkham bt Alex Covella (Feb 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match in good weather conditions, although court 1 was a bit slippery underfoot. The contest was closer than the scoreline suggests, and I'm sure Alex will progress well in the league once he adapts his play to matchplay format which he is still new to."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentScott Milburn bt Alex Covella (Feb 6) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Freezing temperatures, not the most pleasant but we made the most of it."  -- Scott
Reveal CommentHuxley May bt Gabriel De Lastours (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match! Second set was much closer than the first with a lot of deuce games. Thanks "  -- Huxley

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentEddie Lancaster bt Alex Covella (Jan 30) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game with Alex on an oddly muggy January evening. Can't recommend night time play on courts 9 and 10 at Highbury though. Basically only 1 light per court leading to lots of silhouettes."  -- Eddie
Reveal CommentScott Milburn bt Gabriel De Lastours (Jan 23) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game, competitive right until the final tie break. Gabriel will be disappointed to have given up a 5:2 lead in the second set. Though we were lucky to even finish the match!"  -- Scott
Reveal CommentGabriel De Lastours bt Alex Covella (Jan 19) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in spite of a very slippery court on a cold winter night!"  -- Gabriel

Group Summary:

A quietish group but Edward notched up four wins without dropping a set so we need to find him some tougher competition next time. David and Warwick tied on points for second place but as their head to head became a walkover for David, he is runner up this time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Edward De Petrucci [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. David Webber 9.1 [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Warwick Smith [W2, L2] 4
  4. Kevin Clark [W1, L2] 3
  5. Jamie Riggs-long 9.1 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Joseph Burrows 9.2 [L1]
  7. Marcus Boyland 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEdward De Petrucci bt David Webber (Mar 1) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game"  -- Edward
Edward De Petrucci bt Kevin Clark (Mar 1) 6-2, 6-4
Edward De Petrucci bt Joseph Burrows (Feb 25) 6-2, 5-3 Joseph Burrows Retired

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentWarwick Smith bt Kevin Clark (Feb 22) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match is very difficult conditions, strong winds meant the ball was moving like a boomerang at times. A number of very long games with lots of deuces. Thanks for the match!"  -- Kevin
Edward De Petrucci bt Warwick Smith (Feb 20) 6-1, 6-4
David Webber bt Jamie Riggs-long (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-1
David Webber bt Warwick Smith (Feb 3) Walkover
Warwick Smith bt Jamie Riggs-long (Jan 26) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentKevin Clark bt Jamie Riggs-long (Jan 26) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive second set with lots of good rallies. Thanks "  -- Kevin

Group Summary:

Silvestre and Adam both won four matches, got their bonus points and finished with 10 points each. Fortunately they played each other and Silvestre's win over Adam means he wins the group and Adam comes second. Lots of good contests where with Mike admiring Christin's ground strokes, Davide coming back from 4-2, 40-15 down to take the second set against Adam, and Adam and Mike refusing to let the wind get the better of them.

Final Rankings:

  1. Silvestre Serantes [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Adam McCormack 8.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Davide Rupiani [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mike Kingsley 9.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Christin Rauter [W1, L3] 3
  6. Andrew Burden [W1] 2
  7. Richard Wevill [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristin Rauter bt Mike Kingsley (Mar 1) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Christin's accurately placed groundstrokes won the day in a tightly fought contest. A number of long baseline rallies pushed us both to the limit. Well played Christin! "  -- Mike
Reveal CommentAdam McCormack bt Mike Kingsley (Feb 23) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Despite being pummelled by the wind, which made serving a challenge, a good close game. "  -- Adam
Silvestre Serantes bt Christin Rauter (Feb 7) 6-2, 6-4
Andrew Burden bt Adam McCormack (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAdam McCormack bt Christin Rauter (Jan 28) 6-0, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Finally some nice conditions to play in - although the strange yellow orb in the sky was at times distracting! Christin used her impressive forehand to recover well from a set down and then 4-2 down in the final set. It could have gone either way in the end. Lots of duces and long rallies. Great fun."  -- Adam
Mike Kingsley bt Richard Wevill (Jan 26) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentAdam McCormack bt Davide Rupiani (Jan 24) 6-1, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Davide recovered from 4-2, 40-15 down in the second set to take it to a third. Lots of long rallies. Great fun."  -- Adam
Silvestre Serantes bt Mike Kingsley (Jan 20) 6-0, 6-4
Silvestre Serantes bt Adam McCormack (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-4
Silvestre Serantes bt Davide Rupiani (Jan 18) 6-3, 6-2
Adam McCormack bt Richard Wevill (Jan 14) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentDavide Rupiani bt Mike Kingsley (Jan 12) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match, very balanced and several good rallies, thank you Mike!"  -- Davide
Reveal CommentDavide Rupiani bt Christin Rauter (Jan 10) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always great playing Christin, challenging opponent and lovely person!"  -- Davide

Group Summary:

Playing tennis every day has stood Rad in very good stead here and helped in to victory with just one loss, to Laurent, in a very difficult match. James who loves to come to the net, came second, losing only to Rad, whose ability to hit the lines and lob winners won the day. Emily, who never gives up, surprised Tom with her ability to retrieve would-be winners, Paul and Sally made use of the lob and Tom's powerful serve and clinical overheads put Tom under pressure. Well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Rad Swierkowski 10.1 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. James Murphy [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Laurent Thevenin [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Sansom [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Emily Norman 10.2 [L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tom Dykins 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  7. Sally Kinnes 8.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTom Dykins bt Emily Norman (Feb 29) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Emily for a close match, with lots of games (maybe most of them?) going to deuce. Quite a few points where you kept the ball in play even after I'd thought it was over! "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentRad Swierkowski bt James Murphy (Feb 21) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Congratulations to Rad on a well deserved win. I struggled against his powerful first serve and Rad painted the lines well with cross court and lob winners."  -- James
Reveal CommentPaul Sansom bt Emily Norman (Feb 21) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight match with Emily. Plenty of great rallies and could easily have swung either way."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJames Murphy bt Tom Dykins (Feb 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Tom has a powerful serve and hit some clinical overheads. Thanks for the game."  -- James
Reveal CommentLaurent Thevenin bt Paul Sansom (Feb 4) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game"  -- Laurent
Reveal CommentJames Murphy bt Paul Sansom (Jan 31) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Paul for playing despite the rain around. Paul has a strong backhand and played some excellent lobs. Thanks for the match."  -- James
Reveal CommentLaurent Thevenin bt Rad Swierkowski (Jan 28) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very difficult. Rad has a great first serve and good return."  -- Laurent
  • "It was lovely to play with you yesterday. However, I felt that we could have enjoyed a more competitive game if we had played on a high performing surface. I'm looking forward to a rematch and another opportunity to play against your impressive back hand slice," -- Rad
Reveal CommentLaurent Thevenin bt Emily Norman (Jan 27) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight game! Emily does not make a lot of mistakes and never gives up. "  -- Laurent
Reveal CommentRad Swierkowski bt Sally Kinnes (Jan 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Sally for a warm and friendly sunday morning game of tennis. It was a pleasure to play with the founder of the league and witness the genuine passion you have for the sport. Well done for a flurry of successful lobs too! "  -- Rad
Reveal CommentJames Murphy bt Emily Norman (Jan 25) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very close first set with Emily leading 2-0 and 3-1. Some excellent cross court winners by Emily. Thanks for the match."  -- James
Reveal CommentRad Swierkowski bt Tom Dykins (Jan 19) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Tom"  -- Rad
Reveal CommentJames Murphy bt Sally Kinnes (Jan 18) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match on a crisp sunny day. Sally played some excellent cross court shots and lobbed me with great success. Credit to Sally for playing despite feeling unwell."  -- James
Reveal CommentRad Swierkowski bt Emily Norman (Jan 17) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match against Emily, the court lights were a problem even so we manage it to finish this tough match. Thanks Emily and good luck in your next match."  -- Rad
Reveal CommentRad Swierkowski bt Paul Sansom (Jan 12) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was an absolute pleasure to play with Paul today in windy and dazzling conditions. The score does not reflect the true nature of the game as many games went to deuce. His backhand has a very strong spin which put me off balance many times throughout the match. Thank you for a positive, inspiring game Paul."  -- Rad

Group Summary:

A very quiet group with just four matches played unfortunately. But well doe to Andrew who wins the group by playing and winning two. Runner up Drew was one point behind.

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrew Beejay 10.1 [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Drew Miller 10.2 [W1, UF1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. John Hall 10.1 [UF1] 1
  4. Laurie Young 10.2 [L1]
  5. Liza Adebisi [L2]
  6. Clare Finney withdrawn
  7. Peter Bradley

Match Results:

Andrew Beejay bt Liza Adebisi (Mar 1) 6-0, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Andrew Beejay bt Laurie Young (Feb 14) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentDrew Miller bt Liza Adebisi (Feb 3) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Liza! A windy evening made for some very interesting shots."  -- Drew
Drew Miller v John Hall (Jan 30) 4-6, 6-2, 4-5 TBC