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Collapse AllHighbury Fields Singles - Round 67 | Thursday 28 May 2020 to Wednesday 22 July 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 June 2020)

It was fantastic to welcome 24 new players to Highbury Fields League this time around alongside many of our regulars and returning players, and great to see friendly, competitive tennis return to the courts! Some groups were very keenly contested whereas a few were slower to get off the mark, meaning that collectively nearly 60% of all possible matches were played. Well done to everyone who dusted off their rackets and got their tennis going again, and here's to the next round!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Arthur for retaining his Group 1 title in fine style by winning 6 matches including a 3 setter against runner up Christopher. Christopher fended off Kyle's bid to finish in third spot although kudos to Kyle for winning their head to head, and he had to work hard in his match against Rory where there was "absolutely nothing in it in the first set". Fortune was on Rory's side when he played Sean though as he managed to win the second set tiebreak to stave off a decider in windy conditions.

Final Rankings:

  1. Arthur Bernard 9.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Christopher Walker 10.1 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Kyle May [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Robert Henniker-Heaton [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rory Brown [W1, L4, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Sean Girty 7.1 [L4, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Vivek Bisht 7.1 [W1, L2, UF2] 2
  8. Philipp Kroper [L2]

Match Results:

Arthur Bernard bt Vivek Bisht (Jul 19) Walkover
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Vivek Bisht (Jul 18) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Long rallies and games as it is always the case when we play together! It was a hard fought match lasting well over 2 hours and Vivek played some excellent forehand passing shots. Thanks for the game. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentKyle May bt Robert Henniker-Heaton (Jun 28) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Hampered by wind and several times by rain, to be continued...Kyle to serve"  -- Kyle
Reveal CommentRory Brown bt Sean Girty (Jun 28) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Despite it being really windy there was excellent serving, and some great attacking tennis throughout. Cheers Sean!"  -- Rory
Arthur Bernard bt Robert Henniker-Heaton (Jun 26) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentKyle May bt Christopher Walker (Jun 25) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful evening and a fun match -- thanks, Chris"  -- Kyle
Arthur Bernard bt Rory Brown (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Robert Henniker-Heaton (Jun 22) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fun, competitive match on a sunny Monday evening. Thanks for the game. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentKyle May bt Rory Brown (Jun 21) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Pretty nice weather for a clash of similar styles of play. Had a lot of fun out there - thanks Rory "  -- Kyle
Arthur Bernard bt Christopher Walker (Jun 20) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentSean Girty v Vivek Bisht (Jun 19) 6-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Matched to be continued, Vivek to serve in the 2nd set "  -- Sean
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Rory Brown (Jun 17) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Absolutely nothing in it in the first set with no breaks of serve and a lot of deuce games. The tie break followed a similar pattern which I just edged 8-6 after saving a set point. A hard fought match with lots of good rallies, thanks for the game."  -- Christopher

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentArthur Bernard bt Kyle May (Jun 15) 6-2, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable, tough match so far, Arthur to serve"  -- Kyle
Reveal CommentRobert Henniker-Heaton bt Rory Brown (Jun 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed our match. It was certainly hot out there. Look forward to next time. Rob"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Sean Girty (Jun 13) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match in perfect conditions. Thanks for the game. "  -- Christopher
Arthur Bernard bt Sean Girty (Jun 10) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentVivek Bisht bt Robert Henniker-Heaton (Jun 10) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "5-2 third set ( Viv serving) TBC"  -- Vivek
  • ''Really close match with tough long rallies. Really enjoyed our match. '' -- Vivek
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Philipp Kroper (Jun 9) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match, especially after such a long period off. Thanks for the game. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentRory Brown v Vivek Bisht (Jun 9) 6-3, 3-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "3-3 in the 2nd set, Vivek to serve!"  -- Rory
Reveal CommentKyle May bt Philipp Kroper (Jun 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to have the league and tennis in general back in action. Appreciated the fun hitting today, Phil."  -- Kyle
Reveal CommentRobert Henniker-Heaton bt Sean Girty (May 29) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get out from Lockdown! Really enjoyed our hit. Cheers. Rob"  -- Robert

Group Summary:

An impressive run of matches from Nick saw him finish top of the group with 6 wins and no defeats, a full 5 points clear of runner up Luiz who won 3 matches. Unfortunately a number of matches went unscheduled and 3 matches went unfinished perhaps because they overran their court bookings... such a shame they couldn't be rescheduled! We know there's been lots of demand for court time post-lockdown but hopefully this will ease going forward... although it's great to have so many players picking up a racket again!

Final Rankings:

  1. Nick Shave 7.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Luiz Camara 8.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jose Godoy [W1, L3, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. John Durant 7.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  5. James Mraz [W1] 2
  6. Colin Noble [L1, UF3] 2
  7. Tom Cowley [L2, UF1] 1
  8. Imran Jahn [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentColin Noble v Jose Godoy (Jul 5) 4-6, 6-2, 2-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!"  -- Colin
Reveal CommentColin Noble v Tom Cowley (Jul 4) 4-6, 6-3, 3-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!"  -- Colin
Nick Shave bt Luiz Camara (Jun 30) 6-1, 6-0
Nick Shave bt Imran Jahn (Jun 27) Walkover
Luiz Camara bt Imran Jahn (Jun 23) 6-0, 6-0
Nick Shave bt Colin Noble (Jun 19) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentJohn Durant bt Jose Godoy (Jun 19) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well contested match Well played Jose "  -- John
Luiz Camara bt Tom Cowley (Jun 16) 6-1, 6-2
Nick Shave bt Tom Cowley (Jun 15) 6-0, 6-1
Nick Shave bt Jose Godoy (Jun 14) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentJohn Durant v Colin Noble (Jun 14) 7-6 (7-5), 3-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Good battle well played colin."  -- John
Nick Shave bt John Durant (Jun 13) 6-3, 6-0

Match of the Group:

James Mraz bt Luiz Camara (Jun 11) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Luiz Camara bt Jose Godoy (Jun 8) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentJose Godoy bt Imran Jahn (Jun 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, great tennis weather!! "  -- Jose

Group Summary:

This was an active and committed group with the top 5 players scheduling 6 or 7 matches and earning midway bonus points in the process. It was very close between the top 3 too with Orlando and Jesper tied on points but Orlando took the group title by winning their topsy turvy head-to-head in a match tiebreak. Third placed Mark won one more match than Jesper but Jesper won an extra set to finish one point clear. There were lots of match commentaries too so thanks everyone for great engagement this round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Orlando Gledhill [W5, L1, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jesper Lindborg [W4, L2, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Mark Prescott 7.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Daniel Solomon [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Samir Rashed 7.2 [W2, L3, UF2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Salim Ghozali [L4, UF1] 2
  7. Harry Vowles 7.1 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Nicholas Cooke [UF3] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Prescott bt Salim Ghozali (Jul 20) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Slightly disorganised match. I arrived at Hyde Park having stupidly forgotten my bike lock and court staff not very helpful. Some good rallies in the first set, I buckled down in the second set but definitely won ugly. Hopefully we can play again."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentDaniel Solomon bt Salim Ghozali (Jul 20) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match in the sunshine. Some long, attritional high-quality points. Really enjoyable contest. Thanks! "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentJesper Lindborg bt Harry Vowles (Jul 17) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very fun and competitive match from start to finish. We had a lot of good rallies, momentum swings, and some really tight games. I was lucky enough to win the important points that in the end gave me the win. Thanks for a great match!"  -- Jesper
Reveal CommentSamir Rashed v Salim Ghozali (Jul 16) 4-6, 3-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A great battle with lots of attacking play, passing shots and very long highly contested games; I look forward to finishing it! Samir to serve 3-4"  -- Samir
Reveal CommentOrlando Gledhill v Nicholas Cooke (Jul 11) 3-6, 5-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A lot of long points and long games. A fun match--shame we did not manage to finish. Hope to play again sometime outside the league."  -- Orlando
Reveal CommentSamir Rashed v Nicholas Cooke (Jul 8) 4-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately it started to rain just as started to warm up, after about 20 minutes it became unplayable - looking forward to continuing the game in better conditions! Samir serving Ad in"  -- Samir
Reveal CommentJesper Lindborg bt Daniel Solomon (Jul 5) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy conditions at the start of the match, where Daniel was in full control. I managed to hang in there and mount a comeback late 1st set and go on to win set 2 as well. Thank you for the match and looking forward to playing again in better conditions! "  -- Jesper
Reveal CommentMark Prescott bt Samir Rashed (Jul 2) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately it started to rain as we were warming up, 20 minutes later it was unplayable; looking forward to continuing in better conditions! Samir serving Ad in"  -- Samir
  • "In the first time for a while, we managed to play a match in perfect conditions. Lots of great rallies and good shots from both. A thoroughly enjoyable match, played in great spirit." Mark
Reveal CommentJesper Lindborg v Nicholas Cooke (Jul 2) 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with nice long rallies. Had stop end of first set due to rain. Nicholas to serve start of 2nd set."  -- Jesper
Reveal CommentOrlando Gledhill bt Harry Vowles (Jun 26) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A tense first set, with some ebbs and flows and plenty of deuces. Then a change of court and a change of weather and the momentum shifted. Thanks for a fun match and I look forward to hitting again."  -- Orlando
Reveal CommentJesper Lindborg bt Salim Ghozali (Jun 25) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "HOOOOOOOT....."  -- Salim
Orlando Gledhill bt Samir Rashed (Jun 23) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentMark Prescott bt Harry Vowles (Jun 23) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great weather, good rallies played in a brilliant spirit, just what the leagues should be."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Prescott bt Jesper Lindborg (Jun 23) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Jesper is a great player and lots of good rallies. It was a shame the match ended so quickly in the last set."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentOrlando Gledhill bt Salim Ghozali (Jun 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a fun match, Salim. We both know that the score was not a fair reflection of the rallies. Nor does it reflect what the result would be on a rematch. I look forward to another hit before too long."  -- Orlando

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentOrlando Gledhill bt Daniel Solomon (Jun 19) 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match, thanks Dan. Some rather attritional tennis in the second set …. TBC at 30-15, me to serve. I look forward to completing it."  -- Orlando "Thanks for a really fun, back and forth match. I look forward to a rematch before long." -- Orlando
Reveal CommentOrlando Gledhill bt Jesper Lindborg (Jun 17) 6-4, 1-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "A fun and tiring match in humid, warm conditions. Jesper was in full control at the end of set 2, but a fluky tie break was his downfall. Thanks for the match and best of luck for the rest of the league."  -- Orlando
Reveal CommentJesper Lindborg bt Samir Rashed (Jun 14) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! looking forward to finishing it up soon. Jesper to serve 3-4"  -- Jesper
Reveal CommentSamir Rashed bt Daniel Solomon (Jun 11) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match with some great (and tiring) points. Better man won on the day. Well played Samir!"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Solomon bt Mark Prescott (Jun 8) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with some great rallies. Thanks Mark. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentMark Prescott bt Orlando Gledhill (Jun 7) 4-6, 6-4, 5-3 Orlando Gledhill Retired

Player Comments:

  • "15 all, Orlando serving, when the heavens opened. Rain, lightning, hail …. There was no finishing the game, far less the set. TBC …."  -- Orlando "Mark Prescott leads Orlando Gledhill 4-6, 6-4, 5-3 TBC (again). A match where Mark was in full control until time ran out. Mark to serve. Let's try to finish the set and have a hit. Thanks for a fun match." -- Orlando
Reveal CommentSamir Rashed bt Harry Vowles (Jun 6) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game cut short due to sudden torrential rain! TBC at deuce, Samir to serve"  -- Samir
Reveal CommentDaniel Solomon bt Harry Vowles (Jun 2) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Could not be happier to be back on the courts. Was great to see Harry again and, as always, was a tight match with most games going to deuce. Can't wait for out next knockabout! "  -- Daniel

Group Summary:

Mark played well in his Highbury Fields debut to push defending champion Aldo into runner up spot, winning 5 matches including their head to head. Andrew was the only other player to earn the midway bonus points and he played well to win against Tony and take Aldo to a first set tiebreak. Arnold had a solid round too finishing third with 3 match wins including a 3 setter against Aleph and closing out a match tiebreak against Tony.

Final Rankings:

  1. Mark Przyrembel 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Aldo Munoz [W3, L1, UF1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Arnold Law 9.1 [W3, L1] 6
  4. Aleph Degla 7.1 [W1, L2, UF2] 6
  5. Andrew Abboud [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tony Minichiello 8.1 [L4, UF1] 3
  7. Thomas Zekulich [L1]
  8. Edward Long

Match Results:

Reveal CommentArnold Law bt Andrew Abboud (Jul 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match. Thanks Andrew for inviting me to play in the club."  -- Arnold
Aldo Munoz bt Tony Minichiello (Jul 17) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Aleph Degla bt Andrew Abboud (Jul 12) 6-2, 6-4
Tony Minichiello v Aleph Degla (Jul 12) 7-6 (8-6), 2-6 TBC
Reveal CommentArnold Law bt Tony Minichiello (Jul 5) 6-2, 3-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match although with some wind. Thanks Tony for the game."  -- Arnold
Aleph Degla v Aldo Munoz (Jul 4) 1-6, 7-6 TBC
Aldo Munoz bt Arnold Law (Jul 2) 4-0, 4-2
Mark Przyrembel bt Tony Minichiello (Jun 20) 6-1, 6-2
Mark Przyrembel bt Thomas Zekulich (Jun 14) 6-4, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentArnold Law bt Aleph Degla (Jun 13) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Aleph to serve"  -- Arnold
Reveal CommentAndrew Abboud bt Tony Minichiello (Jun 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, tougher than score suggests, and lovely weather. Thanks Tony."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAldo Munoz bt Andrew Abboud (Jun 7) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match Andrew, It was a tough game with a tie break in the first set, then the second set was a bit faster but never easy. Nice to meet you Andrew, good luck with your next match."  -- Aldo
Mark Przyrembel bt Aleph Degla (Jun 6) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
Mark Przyrembel bt Andrew Abboud (Jun 2) 6-3, 7-5
Mark Przyrembel bt Aldo Munoz (May 31) 6-4, 6-4

Group Summary:

An impressive winning streak from Harry saw him top the group undefeated on 6 wins (including one walkover) and 4 points clear of runner up Michael. Unfortunately Michael had to retire during the second set of their head to head but he recorded a fine comeback win against Yading recovering from a set down to prevail in 3 tight sets, "a match which spoke to the spirit of Local Tennis Leagues". Joe and Steve had a close battle of their own played over 2 sessions, and the "competition was fierce" between Charlie and Michael too... great tennis everyone!

Final Rankings:

  1. Harry Palmer [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. Michael Cutbill 7.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Charlie Ward [W3] 6
  4. Paul Knipe [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Steven McCann [L5, UF1] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tom Prescott [W1] 2
  7. Joe Holden [W1, L3] 2
  8. Yading Song 9.1 [L2, UF1] 1
  9. Andrew Guthrey [L1]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJoe Holden bt Steven McCann (Jul 17) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Superb match played over two sessions. I got lucky at end, could have gone either way."  -- Joe
Harry Palmer bt Yading Song (Jul 15) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentHarry Palmer bt Michael Cutbill (Jul 12) 6-1, 4-0 Michael Cutbill Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match on a hot afternoon in Highbury. Some good tactical exchanges. Thanks for the game Michael."  -- Harry
Charlie Ward bt Joe Holden (Jul 6) Walkover
Yading Song v Steven McCann (Jul 1) 4-6, 4-3 TBC
Reveal CommentHarry Palmer bt Andrew Guthrey (Jun 29) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Tight, tactical opening exchanges in the first set with Harry managing to pull out in front. Windy conditions and a very noisy game of football (with Hip hop soundtrack) over the fence made concentration hard! A fun game of tennis nevertheless and great to meet Andrew! Thanks for the game and best of luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Harry
Harry Palmer bt Joe Holden (Jun 28) Walkover
Reveal CommentHarry Palmer bt Paul Knipe (Jun 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match throughout with some long and energy sapping rallies on a hot evening in Highbury. Harry just managing to see out the second set. A very enjoyable game of tennis! Thanks Paul"  -- Harry
Reveal CommentMichael Cutbill bt Yading Song (Jun 21) 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "A match which spoke to the spirit of Local Tennis Leagues. We both had great chances to win and produced some impressive tennis, until the final tiebreak was tolerated by kindly folk who were entitled to our court. Thanks Yading for your great tennis and a memorable match." -- Michael
Reveal CommentMichael Cutbill bt Joe Holden (Jun 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match in slippery post-rain conditions. Joe was very kind to suggest that he should take the slippery side of the court, a much-appreciated gesture, thanks Joe"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentHarry Palmer bt Steven McCann (Jun 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Steven on a beautiful evening for tennis in Highbury. Match was tougher than the scoreline suggests and some tight early games could have gone either way."  -- Harry
Reveal CommentCharlie Ward bt Paul Knipe (Jun 16) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely morning in Rosemary Gardens, with Paul hitting many fantastic winners, but Charlie just edging ahead in both sets. "  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentMichael Cutbill bt Steven McCann (Jun 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very enjoyable match with good rallies and long games. Thanks very much Steve"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentCharlie Ward bt Michael Cutbill (Jun 12) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really enjoyable match, with lots of long, tense rallies. The rain held off, but the humidity was high, and the competition fierce!"  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentPaul Knipe bt Steven McCann (Jun 9) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Steve is clearly a good player who is coming back to tennis after a long period of not playing. The match was quite close in the second set and I'm pleased I played him early on in this round as I'm sure he'll improve a lot with more matches."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentTom Prescott bt Steven McCann (Jun 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game of tennis in wet and windy conditions. Thanks for the game Steven! "  -- Tom

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Daniel and Alex for taking the top 2 spots on their return to Highbury Fields league action, and Daniel had a flawless round finishing undefeated on 6 match wins and earning the midway bonus points. Alex was the only other player to play all his matches although he was a set down against Omer when rain stopped play and sadly they weren't able to complete it. There was also heavy rain during Alex and Stephen's match judging by Alex's commentary!

Final Rankings:

  1. Daniel Dobre 9.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alex Barnett-Nagshineh [W4, L1, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Omer Cavusoglu 9.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  4. Stephen Moi [W1, L2] 2
  5. Sven Ladiges 9.1 [L2] 1
  6. Emmanuel Moulinier [L4, UF1]
  7. Damien Clayton [L2, UF1]
  8. Magnus Mill 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEmmanuel Moulinier v Damien Clayton (Jul 23) 6-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "thanks for the match, very tight!"  -- Emmanuel
Reveal CommentAlex Barnett-Nagshineh bt Emmanuel Moulinier (Jul 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice day for a hit, cheers Manu. "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentOmer Cavusoglu v Alex Barnett-Nagshineh (Jul 9) 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Stopped due to rain after first set. Omer to serve to start second set."  -- Omer
Reveal CommentAlex Barnett-Nagshineh bt Damien Clayton (Jul 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you, Damien. Thanks for a fun match. A"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentDaniel Dobre bt Omer Cavusoglu (Jul 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed playing against Omer, we got some nice rally's. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentStephen Moi bt Emmanuel Moulinier (Jun 28) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Short format played due to limits on court and player availability. Short sharp downpour interruptions!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentDaniel Dobre bt Alex Barnett-Nagshineh (Jun 24) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We have played in the middle of the day in a very hot day. Alex was very consistent, we have many long rallies and the score should be tighter. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Dobre bt Damien Clayton (Jun 22) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game in a nice weather. Damien led in the first set by 4-1&5-4 and put me in difficulty, I was lucky to win the set. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentOmer Cavusoglu bt Emmanuel Moulinier (Jun 19) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Manu serving at 15-30 "  -- Omer
Daniel Dobre bt Emmanuel Moulinier (Jun 17) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentAlex Barnett-Nagshineh bt Stephen Moi (Jun 10) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Wetter than an otter’s pocket. But enjoyable nonetheless. "  -- Alex
Daniel Dobre bt Stephen Moi (Jun 9) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDaniel Dobre bt Sven Ladiges (May 31) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed to play against Sven again. We had a nice match, good rally’s!"  -- Daniel
Alex Barnett-Nagshineh bt Sven Ladiges (May 30) 6-4, 6-2

Group Summary:

This was a well contested group with a tight race for top spot between Sameer and William with the pair tied on 12 points apiece, however Sameer secured the title by winning their head to head, "a tactical match with some exciting rallies". Pablo played well to come third, winning his match against runner up William "in searing heat". A great effort from Alex saw him play 5 matches and pick up the midway bonus points although he was on the receiving end of a couple of close defeats including our 'Match of the Group' against group champ Sameer.

Final Rankings:

  1. Sameer Singh [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. William Fryer [W4, L2, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Pablo Garcia Lopez [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Romain Achi [W2, UF1] 5
  5. Alex Hicks 7.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tim Rogers 8.1 [W1, L1] 2
  7. Richard Beswick [L2] 1
  8. Michael Cole [L3] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentWilliam Fryer v Romain Achi (Jul 22) 6-3, 1-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Exhausting, playing two sets in a single hour. Cheers Romain"  -- William
Reveal CommentSameer Singh bt Richard Beswick (Jul 5) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great session of tennis in good conditions! Lots of fun rallies with some great net play by Richard. Thanks for the game. "  -- Sameer
Reveal CommentWilliam Fryer bt Michael Cole (Jun 29) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, [13-11]

Player Comments:

  • "Exhausting, cheers Michael"  -- William
Reveal CommentPablo Garcia Lopez bt William Fryer (Jun 22) 4-6, 6-2, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in searing heat, cheers Pablo"  -- William
William Fryer bt Alex Hicks (Jun 19) 6-1, 6-1
Tim Rogers bt Sameer Singh (Jun 18) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)
William Fryer bt Richard Beswick (Jun 17) 6-2, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSameer Singh bt Alex Hicks (Jun 14) 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match so far. Samir serving."  -- Alex
  • "Good match with some amazing rallies! Thanks Alex." -- Sameer
Reveal CommentPablo Garcia Lopez bt Alex Hicks (Jun 13) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great and tight game. Thanks for organising Alex!"  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentWilliam Fryer bt Tim Rogers (Jun 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game and nice to meet Tim, cheers for organising"  -- William
Reveal CommentSameer Singh bt William Fryer (Jun 9) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Top game with Sameer, very enjoyable"  -- William
  • ''Very enjoyable tactical match with some exciting rallies. The match was much closer than the scoreline suggests and the second set could really have gone either way at 4-4. Thanks William!'' -- Sameer
Alex Hicks bt Michael Cole (Jun 8) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentSameer Singh bt Michael Cole (Jun 7) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun tennis in slightly drizzly conditions! Thanks Michael. "  -- Sameer
Reveal CommentRomain Achi bt Alex Hicks (Jun 4) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match thanks for organising Alex"  -- Romain
Reveal CommentSameer Singh bt Pablo Garcia Lopez (Jun 2) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Pablo was a bit rusty but we still had a very enjoyable session of tennis with some long rallies in lovely playing conditions. Thanks for a good match Pablo! "  -- Sameer
Reveal CommentRomain Achi bt Sameer Singh (Jun 2) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match thanks again to Sameer for organising!"  -- Romain

Group Summary:

Another exciting group in Highbury Fields with runner up Richard giving Nick a run for his money finishing just one point and one win behind the eventual winner, and the pair were the only players to complete all 7 matches. Fittingly their head to head went to the wire and was decided by "a tense final set tie break in semi darkness"! There were no fewer than seven 3 setters in what Nick described as "an incredibly tough group"... testament to the high standard of competition. Well done all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Nick Carpenter 10.1 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Richard Day 9.1 [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Duncan Stroud 7.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. David Cook [L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nick Perkins 8.1 [W1, L2, UF1] 4
  6. Marits Roberts [W1, L2] 3
  7. Fergus Anderson [L3, UF2] 3
  8. Dirceu Pozzebon [L3, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Marits Roberts bt David Cook (Jul 20) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentRichard Day bt Marits Roberts (Jul 16) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fab fun competitive match"  -- Richard
Fergus Anderson v Dirceu Pozzebon (Jul 16) 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 0-0 TBC
Reveal CommentNick Carpenter bt Marits Roberts (Jul 14) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of deuce games and long rallies. Marits had been out injured for a while which I think is why I just managed to edge it. Good luck with your other games! "  -- Nick
Richard Day bt Nick Perkins (Jul 1) 6-1, 6-0
Richard Day bt Fergus Anderson (Jun 28) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 (7-4)
Reveal CommentRichard Day bt Duncan Stroud (Jun 26) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game. We even managed a couple of sets after the match which Duncan won easily. Funny game tennis."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentNick Carpenter bt Nick Perkins (Jun 19) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nick got off to to a slow start but came back with force in the second set. In the end it was a very competitive match! "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentRichard Day bt Dirceu Pozzebon (Jun 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Vey enjoyable match with a good sporting opponent. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentDuncan Stroud bt Fergus Anderson (Jun 14) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great clay courts rallies with some big hitting from Ferg. Many thanks for coming up to Highgate. "  -- Duncan
Reveal CommentNick Perkins v Fergus Anderson (Jun 13) 6-1, 3-6, 4-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Tough battle, to be continued."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentNick Carpenter bt Dirceu Pozzebon (Jun 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some long rallies. Slightly tricky due to the wind but enjoyable none the less. Good luck in the league Dirceu!"  -- Nick
Reveal CommentNick Carpenter bt Richard Day (Jun 11) 7-6 (7-5), 0-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Solid play from Richard throughout. Managed to edge the first set but fell apart in the second! Time was running short so we played what turned out to be a tense final set tie break in semi darkness. A hard fought match in what is proving to be an incredibly tough group! "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentDuncan Stroud bt Dirceu Pozzebon (Jun 9) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always enjoy playing against Dirceu. He took a little while to settle and the second set was very tight. "  -- Duncan
Reveal CommentRichard Day bt David Cook (Jun 9) 6-4, 4-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Terrific game with David. Some good hitting."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentNick Carpenter bt Fergus Anderson (Jun 6) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A tight match which swung this way and that. We had some great rallies but were both guilty of missing too many easy shots. In the end it was a war of attrition which I narowly won. Thanks for the game Fergus and good luck in your other matches! "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentDuncan Stroud bt David Cook (Jun 6) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "David to serve on deuce"  -- Duncan
Reveal CommentNick Carpenter bt Duncan Stroud (Jun 3) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close match with some good play from both sides. Duncan played some accurate shots that kept me running all over the court. Nice to play on a clay court for a change. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentNick Carpenter bt David Cook (Jun 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match. David hit some amazing shots, particularly on tbe backhand. It came down to a battle for consistency in the end. Thanks for the game! "  -- Nick

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNick Perkins bt David Cook (May 30) 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (11-9)

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match in perfect conditions decided on a match tie-break. Dave had 2 match points but I managed to sneak the win."  -- Nick

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Matan for winning Group 9 in emphatic style on his Highbury Fields debut, finishing undefeated on 7 wins and 2 points clear of newly promoted Dan. Dan's only defeat was to Matan and he put up a good fight in the first set. Matan didn't drop a set all group although Artem came closest, taking him to 10-8 in their first set tiebreak. There were 3 set wins for Dan, Artem and Dario too in a well contested group.

Final Rankings:

  1. Matan Gluck [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Dan Connolly 10.1 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Dario Llinares 7.2 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  4. James Dolan [W1, L3, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Julian Ricketts 8.2 [W2, L3, UF1] 6
  6. Artem Kalugin 8.2 [W1, L3, UF2] 4
  7. Philip Messent 9.2 [L7] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Francois Smit [W1, L4] 2

Match Results:

Julian Ricketts bt Francois Smit (Jul 22) Walkover
Reveal CommentFrancois Smit bt Philip Messent (Jul 20) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "really enjoyable game. "  -- Francois
Reveal CommentJulian Ricketts bt Philip Messent (Jul 16) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A physically draining match that was finished in the nick of time. With his superb top spin shots Philip had me running all over the place and the score line was not a fair reflection of the match. By the end I felt like we had been playing for 5 hours rather than 2. Thanks again for a great match Philip. "  -- Julian
Reveal CommentMatan Gluck bt Philip Messent (Jul 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely weather for a game! we had a great chat and a pleasant game! Thank you very much Philip and good luck in the rest of your games!"  -- Matan
Reveal CommentDan Connolly bt Julian Ricketts (Jul 6) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy which made conditions a bit tricky but at least it was sunny. We had a very close competitive first set with some long rallies but the second was more one sided. Thanks for the match Julian!"  -- Dan
Reveal CommentDan Connolly bt Artem Kalugin (Jul 1) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "What a match. I felt exhausted by the end of it and was very glad to come through Artem's awesome serve and volley game. His game was just too good for me in the second set and my passing shots weren't working as well as they were in the first set. After some epic rallies and energy sapping back and forth groundstrokes in the third I managed to run away with it and take the match. Thanks for a great gane Artem. Looking forward to playing again sometime :)"  -- Dan
Reveal CommentMatan Gluck bt James Dolan (Jul 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great match which started with very nice weather. A bit of rain caught us halfway through but we kept on going to not attempt the impossible task of booking a court! Thanks for a lovely match, James! Good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Matan
Reveal CommentMatan Gluck bt Julian Ricketts (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great day for tennis! Began to rain in the second set but we powered through and finished it like warriors! I had a great time Julian! Good luck with the rest of the league!"  -- Matan
Reveal CommentDario Llinares bt Artem Kalugin (Jun 27) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "very windy but close competitive match."  -- Dario
Reveal CommentDan Connolly bt Francois Smit (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A muggy evening up on Court 10 accompanied by short bursts of rain. There were some super close games in our match and some devilish drop shots and lobs from Francois that brought out some entertaining rallies. The rain and slippy surface brought a couple of tumbles but luckily no injuries. Thanks for a great couple of hours Francois!"  -- Dan
Reveal CommentJulian Ricketts v Artem Kalugin (Jun 26) 7-6 (7-4), 1-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Artem to serve in the second set"  -- Julian
Reveal CommentDario Llinares bt Julian Ricketts (Jun 24) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Survival was the name of the game here, 30 degrees plus was a killer. Good look in future matches Julian."  -- Dario
Reveal CommentDario Llinares bt Philip Messent (Jun 22) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely afternoon for the match, some very nice rallies particularly in the second set. Thanks Philip, good luck in the rest of the league. "  -- Dario
James Dolan v Artem Kalugin (Jun 18) 6-4, 2-2 TBC
Reveal CommentMatan Gluck bt Dario Llinares (Jun 15) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against a tough opponent! Dario's serves were hard to handle (spoiler alert) but I was lucky to have won this close match! Good luck in the rest of the league Dario!"  -- Matan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDan Connolly bt Dario Llinares (Jun 12) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive, enjoyable match. Some very long deuce games. Me to serve on the resumption."  -- Dario
  • "We had to resume our match on a rainy, damp Saturday morning with Dario leading 4-3 in the third and serving on our resumption. We both broke and then Dario served for the match at 5-4 and was 40-15 up but I somehow managed to save the two match points and squeak the game. Having managed to hold serve and go 6-5 up it was looking like we were heading for an inevitable tie break when Dario got to 30-0 up on his serve..but then lady luck intervened in a major way! I got two net cords that just dribbled over the net and helped me to snatch the game and win the match. I just had a bit more luck then Dario today (and perhaps wore better shoes for the slippy surface) but thanks for a great game!" -- Dan
Reveal CommentJames Dolan bt Philip Messent (Jun 10) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lucky to avoid the rain and enjoyed a great game with some good rallies! Thanks for the game Philip, hope to play again soon."  -- James
Matan Gluck bt Artem Kalugin (Jun 9) 7-6 (10-8), 6-0
Reveal CommentDario Llinares bt James Dolan (Jun 8) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable competitive match with lots of changes in momentum. Good luck in the rest of the league James."  -- Dario
Reveal CommentArtem Kalugin bt Philip Messent (Jun 6) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tie break played at 3rd set with 4:4 score as time didn't permit to finish full set"  -- Artem
Reveal CommentDario Llinares bt Francois Smit (Jun 4) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Really competitive match in tricky windy conditions. Francois was very consistent, perhaps my serving just made the difference. "  -- Dario
Reveal CommentMatan Gluck bt Francois Smit (Jun 1) 4-2, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "Ran out of time on June 1st. We completed our match on June 2nd. at a 3-3 situation, we played a two-game difference which resulted in 5-3 in favor of Matan"  -- Matan
Matan Gluck bt Dan Connolly (Jun 1) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentDan Connolly bt Philip Messent (May 31) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely conditions for tennis today. The match was alot closer than the scoreline implies and we had quite a few games go to deuce. One particular epic game in the second set where the deuces just seemed to never end. We've all had those matches I'm sure. Great to meet and chat to you Philip. Good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Dan
Reveal CommentDan Connolly bt James Dolan (May 29) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • '' A great topsy-turvy match, played over 2 days and with some great rallies. James was 3-1 up on our resumption and promptly served to lead 4-1. However, errors started to creep in from James and I managed to stay consistent and steady enough to reel off 5 games in a row and take the set 6-4. Thanks for a great match and friendly chat James :)'' -- Dan

Group Summary:

This was a fantastic group with everyone playing all 6 matches (following Luke's withdrawal) and only 2 points separating our champ Rafael from runner up and Leagues debutant Florian. Their head to head could scarcely have been closer being decided by 2 tiebreaks in an "extremely tough match", and it was a close contest for third place too with Luke edging out Hernando in 3 sets. Great tennis!

Final Rankings:

  1. Rafael Medina [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Florian De Chezelles [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Luke Betham 10.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Hernando Vergara [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Oliver Fryer 8.2 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Byron McCaughey [W1, L5] 3
  7. Javier Perurena Uria [L6] 1
  8. Luke Wilton withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRafael Medina bt Florian De Chezelles (Jul 16) 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Extremely tough match; long rallies, long sets, but also very fun."  -- Rafael
Oliver Fryer bt Byron McCaughey (Jul 16) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Oliver Fryer bt Javier Perurena Uria (Jul 15) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentLuke Betham bt Byron McCaughey (Jul 14) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match thanks Byron! "  -- Luke
Reveal CommentHernando Vergara bt Byron McCaughey (Jul 12) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game! Very fun!"  -- Hernando
Reveal CommentFlorian De Chezelles bt Javier Perurena Uria (Jul 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Javier "  -- Florian
Rafael Medina bt Javier Perurena Uria (Jul 4) 6-1, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentByron McCaughey bt Javier Perurena Uria (Jul 1) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played over 2 sessions"  -- Byron
Reveal CommentFlorian De Chezelles bt Oliver Fryer (Jun 24) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "thanks Oliver"  -- Florian
Reveal CommentFlorian De Chezelles bt Hernando Vergara (Jun 19) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun thanks Hernando"  -- Florian
Reveal CommentRafael Medina bt Oliver Fryer (Jun 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The score does not reflect how competitive & fun the match actually was. Long rallies and lots of deuce games. "  -- Rafael
Reveal CommentHernando Vergara bt Oliver Fryer (Jun 15) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, very fun to play with Oliver"  -- Hernando
Reveal CommentHernando Vergara bt Javier Perurena Uria (Jun 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, Javier was very friendly and we had a fun time"  -- Hernando
Reveal CommentFlorian De Chezelles bt Byron McCaughey (Jun 12) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game thanks Byron "  -- Florian
Reveal CommentFlorian De Chezelles bt Luke Betham (Jun 11) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun !"  -- Florian
Reveal CommentLuke Betham bt Oliver Fryer (Jun 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match in quite soggy conditions!"  -- Luke
Reveal CommentLuke Betham bt Hernando Vergara (Jun 9) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match cheers!"  -- Luke
Luke Betham bt Javier Perurena Uria (Jun 9) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentRafael Medina bt Luke Betham (Jun 6) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough, competitive match despite of the weather."  -- Rafael
Rafael Medina bt Hernando Vergara (Jun 5) 6-4, 6-4
Rafael Medina bt Byron McCaughey (Jun 4) 6-1, 6-1

Group Summary:

It was a great Leagues debut for Jakub winning Group 11 at the first attempt by notching up 4 wins and earning midway bonus points from early match scheduling. Unfortunately his head to head with runner up Harry was unfinished at one set all, but Harry recorded 2 wins along the way (both 6-3 6-4 incidentally!) Thomas was the only other player to take a set off Jakub and he also hung in for a 3 set win over Guanglim.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jakub Novotny [W4, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Harry Nosworthy [W2, UF1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Guanglim Kim 10.2 [L4, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tom Comins 10.1 [W1, L2, UF1] 3
  5. Thomas Han [W1, L1] 3
  6. George Cowman [L1, UF2]
  7. Gary James Cedeira withdrawn
  8. Henry Wilkinson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHarry Nosworthy bt Guanglim Kim (Jul 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "1st set blue in the rain, but 2nd set next week in perfect weather, eventually a happy ending :) regardless of the result I enjoyed the game a lot with great fun!! Hope to see you next Harry with my sharpened sword of revenge!!"  -- Guanglim
Reveal CommentHarry Nosworthy bt Tom Comins (Jun 25) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun close game with both players going for their shots and good rallies played in fun spirit Thanks Harry for great match "  -- Tom
Jakub Novotny v Harry Nosworthy (Jun 24) 4-6, 6-2 TBC
Reveal CommentGuanglim Kim v George Cowman (Jun 21) 7-6 (7-4), 3-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "It's a really fun but hard game unfinished, 7-6(7-4), 3-1. George's stroke was amazing, see you again soon at court!"  -- Guanglim

Match of the Group:

Thomas Han bt Guanglim Kim (Jun 20) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentTom Comins v George Cowman (Jun 17) 6-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "really fun and close game to be completed soon, good rallies so far..."  -- Tom
Jakub Novotny bt George Cowman (Jun 15) 6-0, 6-3
Jakub Novotny bt Thomas Han (Jun 13) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentTom Comins bt Guanglim Kim (Jun 9) 3-6, 7-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "thank you Charlie for a really good fun match so far that is full of good close rallies and interesting mix of styles and tactics i look forward to completing the game with you 1 set up 2-2 in the second 15 all and tom serving..."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentJakub Novotny bt Tom Comins (Jun 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tom is very experience tennis player, can play really aggressive game with good strong hits."  -- Jakub
Reveal CommentJakub Novotny bt Guanglim Kim (May 28) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Charles was a good, active player with great skills. "  -- Jakub

Group Summary:

Unfortunately quite a few matches went unscheduled in this group but the top 2 players both played 6 matches each, proving again that the more matches you play, the better your chances of winning the group! Unfortunately their head to head was a walkover to Tim but by contrast he had to work hard for his win against Arthur after losing a very close first set tiebreak. Luca and Sarah enjoyed another 3 setter while a few matches were sadly unfinished perhaps due to court pressures post lockdown.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tim Jones [W5, UF1] 10 WINNER
  2. Luca Bariola [W3, L1, UF2] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Nicholas Scott [W2, UF2] 6
  4. Melanie Cox 8.2 [W1, L2] 2
  5. Arthur Leymonie 8.1 [L2, UF1] 2
  6. Sarah Lancaster [L2] 1
  7. Bruno Ippoliti [L2]
  8. David Smith [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTim Jones v Nicholas Scott (Jul 17) 4-6, 5-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in the searing heat. Nicks all around game and ability to return every ball (including 3 consecutive smashes) was super impressive. Shame we didn’t finish it. Hope to play you again Nick"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentLuca Bariola bt Sarah Lancaster (Jul 14) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and great effort , Sarah played well and it was a fantastic match thanks!"  -- Luca
Reveal CommentTim Jones bt David Smith (Jul 13) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some strong hitting and great rallies. Thanks David."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentLuca Bariola v Nicholas Scott (Jul 8) 6-4, 2-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match , suspended because of rain "  -- Luca
Reveal CommentLuca Bariola bt David Smith (Jul 5) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Windy "  -- Luca
Reveal CommentNicholas Scott bt Arthur Leymonie (Jun 30) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Class game, we had each other running around all over the court!! Quite similar playing styles made for a very entertaining match, and good grief....so many deuces! Arthur is a very technical and athletic player and would love to play with him again."  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentTim Jones bt Melanie Cox (Jun 27) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice Early morning Match with some wind and rain which suited my game more than Mels. Thanks for the game Mel and good luck with the rest of your matches "  -- Tim
Arthur Leymonie v Luca Bariola (Jun 25) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) TBC
Tim Jones bt Luca Bariola (Jun 20) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTim Jones bt Arthur Leymonie (Jun 19) 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "great match in the sunshine with some excellent rallies. shame we didn't get it finished. thanks Arthur"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentMelanie Cox bt Bruno Ippoliti (Jun 6) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match. I had to work hard against Bruno to keep on top of each game!"  -- Melanie
Reveal CommentLuca Bariola bt Melanie Cox (Jun 3) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "nice to play tennis again after all of this. some great rallies between us thank you !"  -- Luca
Tim Jones bt Bruno Ippoliti (Jun 2) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentNicholas Scott bt Sarah Lancaster (May 31) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Such a nice feeling to be back on the court! It was a scorching day, and it took a while to dust of the cobwebs, but we had some good rallies and it was nice to chat with someone outside of a zoom box. The scoreline was flattering and I'm sure Sarah will cause people issues with her strong all-round game."  -- Nicholas

Group Summary:

It was a close race between Rajinder and Riccardo at the top of Group 13 on their respective returns to League action, but it was Rajinder who pulled clear with an extra match win although Riccardo has the bragging rights by coming from a set down to win their head to head! This was a well contested group with no fewer than ten 3 setters and several close 2 setters too. Congratulations to James who held his nerve to secure the win against Ron in a third set tiebreak, and Riccardo prevailed in a match tiebreak against James... great play everyone!

Final Rankings:

  1. Rajinder Poonian 9.2 [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Riccardo Benzo [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. James Duffy 9.1 [W3, L2] 8
  4. Andy Fitzgibbon 10.1 [W1, L6] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ron Zeitoun [W2, L2] 6
  6. Tamara Ingram [W2, L2] 5
  7. Joeq Holyoake [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Nicolas Gaertner 9.1 [W1, L3] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Duffy bt Nicolas Gaertner (Jul 12) 7-6 (7-4), 2-3 Nicolas Gaertner Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Was looking like a close match, until Nicolas was sadly injured. Lots of games going to deuce."  -- James
Nicolas Gaertner bt Joeq Holyoake (Jul 11) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentRon Zeitoun bt Riccardo Benzo (Jul 11) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Both players off to a rather slow start in a 'comedy of errors' style. Then Ron slowly started asserting his more powerful game and crossed the line a clear winner in two sets."  -- Riccardo
Reveal CommentRajinder Poonian bt Ron Zeitoun (Jul 10) 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close but enjoyable match!"  -- Rajinder
Reveal CommentRiccardo Benzo bt Tamara Ingram (Jul 9) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Slow start; definitely a more competitive latter part of the match with some excellent rallies peppered with top-notch attacking and defending shots."  -- Riccardo
Reveal CommentRiccardo Benzo bt James Duffy (Jul 8) 6-3, 5-7, [13-11]

Player Comments:

  • "A tough and entertaining (at times!) match played under a cover of threatening clouds. Both players did their best and, indeed, it was as close an encounter as it could have been. "  -- Riccardo
Reveal CommentJames Duffy bt Andy Fitzgibbon (Jul 2) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game, having got very lucky with 2-hours of sunshine between the showers. Some great points, especially at the net."  -- James
Tamara Ingram bt Andy Fitzgibbon (Jun 30) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames Duffy bt Ron Zeitoun (Jun 29) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "A great game, very enjoyable and close, with some excellent points."  -- James
Ron Zeitoun bt Andy Fitzgibbon (Jun 28) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentTamara Ingram bt Joeq Holyoake (Jun 24) 6-0, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A long, hard game in the baking hot sun, but a well-deserved victory by Tamara in the end"  -- Joeq
Reveal CommentRiccardo Benzo bt Andy Fitzgibbon (Jun 23) 7-5, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great weather and conditions under foot. Riccardo struggled to get to grips with Andy's crafty game, but eventually the serve made all the difference."  -- Riccardo
Reveal CommentAndy Fitzgibbon bt Nicolas Gaertner (Jun 21) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Me and the net sneaked home in a close, enjoyable game. "  -- Andy
Riccardo Benzo bt Joeq Holyoake (Jun 17) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentJoeq Holyoake bt Andy Fitzgibbon (Jun 16) 7-5, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Deuce is not our friend"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentRajinder Poonian bt James Duffy (Jun 16) 7-5, 1-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight first set followed by two topsy turvy sets where there was the odd very long very tense rally! "  -- Rajinder
Reveal CommentRajinder Poonian bt Nicolas Gaertner (Jun 14) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to enjoy the morning sunshine playing tennis. Hope to play again soon when you're back up to full speed! "  -- Rajinder
Reveal CommentRajinder Poonian bt Tamara Ingram (Jun 10) 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A close first two sets followed by a third where Tam saved what felt like a hundred match points before I was able to nick it!"  -- Rajinder
Riccardo Benzo bt Rajinder Poonian (Jun 8) 6-7 (1-7), 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentRajinder Poonian bt Joeq Holyoake (Jun 5) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Blustery winds made this a tricky and unpredictable but enjoyable match!"  -- Rajinder
Reveal CommentRajinder Poonian bt Andy Fitzgibbon (Jun 4) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Andy almost completed an amazing comeback in the first set coming from 5-1 down to 5-5 but I managed to get back into some rhythm just in time! Some good rallies in the second set too."  -- Rajinder

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Brett who won the group in emphatic style with a clean sweep of 7 match wins and only dropping one set along the way to none other than Local Tennis Leagues' founder Nigel! Nigel also took a set off John in a match that spanned 3 separate days due to rain interruptions, while it was strong winds that hindered Velislav's 3 setter against Huxley. There was some entertaining tennis across the group so well played everyone.

Final Rankings:

  1. Brett Galloway [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Matthew Robbins 8.2 [W4, L1, UF2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. John Granshaw 9.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sam Holt 10.2 [W2, L2, UF1] 4
  5. Nigel Billen 7.2 [W1, L4] 4
  6. Velislav Velinov 10.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  7. Huxley May [W1, L4] 3
  8. Brodie Neader [L3] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Huxley May (Jul 15) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "It took two hours and a tiebreak to bring this very tight match to close. Played in excellent spirits on a humid, overcast afternoon. Thanks for the match Huxley!"  -- Nigel
Sam Holt bt Brodie Neader (Jul 13) Walkover
Sam Holt bt Nigel Billen (Jul 12) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentHuxley May bt Sam Holt (Jul 5) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game! "  -- Huxley

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVelislav Velinov bt Huxley May (Jul 4) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy conditions made this game difficult. After quickly exchanging the first couple of sets, the third one had many ups and downs and eventually a couple of important points decided the faith of this one! Thanks for the good game Huxley."  -- Velislav
Brett Galloway bt Nigel Billen (Jun 30) 6-0, 4-6, 6-0
Matthew Robbins bt Huxley May (Jun 29) 7-5, 7-5
Brett Galloway bt Velislav Velinov (Jun 28) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentMatthew Robbins bt Brodie Neader (Jun 24) 4-6, 6-1 Brodie Neader Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, but in very hot weather, leading to Brodie having to retire ill before the third set. Glad to hear you recovered well Brodie, thanks for the game."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Robbins bt Nigel Billen (Jun 17) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another good game, played in great spirit. Some good rallies in a tight first set. Second set definitely harder than the score suggests - as shown by Nigel winning our post match friendly tie-break..! Thanks again Nigel, for the game and to you and Sally for this amazing league that has given so many people so much :)"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Robbins v Velislav Velinov (Jun 16) 6-7 (5-7), 4-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun, tight game in the sun. Veli making me run far too hard...! Look forward to us playing again to finish the match."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Robbins v Sam Holt (Jun 14) 7-6 (10-8), 5-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Not finished yet....! But a fun, tight game in sunny weather. Super tight first set that could've gone either way. Bit of tennis left in this one I think.. :)"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentJohn Granshaw bt Nigel Billen (Jun 10) 5-7, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another cracking set against John - we always have such good matches. Shame the rain came to spoil the fun, but we'll be back at it next week."  -- Nigel
  • ''Nigel took the first set with a stong finish, coming from behind, before rain stopped play. I managed to gain the advantage in the next two sets, played over two separate days due to yet more rain. As ever, it was a friendly but competitive match with many games going to duece and the score does not reflect just how close the games were. A very enjoyable game between two very evenly matched players. I look forward to the next encounter.'' -- John
  • "A really enjoyable match and I do just have to point out that I won the friendly fourth set! Here's to the next one," -- Nigel
Brett Galloway bt Sam Holt (Jun 10) 6-2, 6-2
Brett Galloway bt Brodie Neader (Jun 8) 6-0, 6-0
Brett Galloway bt Matthew Robbins (Jun 7) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentMatthew Robbins bt John Granshaw (Jun 3) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great, fun game, with some great rallies and strong serving. Highly competitive and could easily have gone either way! Thanks a lot John, look forward to playing again soon."  -- Matthew
Brett Galloway bt John Granshaw (Jun 1) 6-1, 6-1
Brett Galloway bt Huxley May (May 29) 6-1, 6-3

Group Summary:

Sebastian's run of 5 match wins without dropping a set saw him top Group 15 two points clear of runner up Christopher. This was a solid performance from Sebastian who did well to fend off a third set in his match against Jon. Christopher dug deep to win a "very enjoyable and ridiculously close" match against Michele which was finally settled at 11-9 in the match tiebreak, but he was on the losing side in another close 3 setter against Stephen. An exciting group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Sebastian Herrera [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Christopher Hill 8.2 [W3, L2, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Piers Shewey [W4] 8
  4. Michele Scarlino [W2, L3, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jon Cottam [W1, L4, UF2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Stephen Kirkham [W2, L2] 4
  7. David Webber 9.1 [L1, UF2] 2
  8. Annabel Livingston [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJon Cottam bt Annabel Livingston (Jul 22) 4-2, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice match. It was a lot closer than the scoreline showed. Thanks Annabel! :) "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentPiers Shewey bt Jon Cottam (Jul 12) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Jon, tough second set, could’ve gone either way"  -- Piers
Sebastian Herrera bt Annabel Livingston (Jul 11) Walkover
Reveal CommentSebastian Herrera bt Stephen Kirkham (Jul 6) 4-0, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks!!! Nice Match!!!"  -- Sebastian
Reveal CommentPiers Shewey bt Stephen Kirkham (Jul 3) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough game- thanks Stephen"  -- Piers
Reveal CommentSebastian Herrera bt Michele Scarlino (Jun 26) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Michele. Very Good Match!!!"  -- Sebastian
Michele Scarlino bt Annabel Livingston (Jun 25) Walkover
Reveal CommentPiers Shewey bt Sebastian Herrera (Jun 24) 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play you. Thanks!!!"  -- Sebastian
Sebastian Herrera bt Christopher Hill (Jun 23) 6-3, 6-3
Stephen Kirkham bt Jon Cottam (Jun 22) 6-3, 6-1
Michele Scarlino bt David Webber (Jun 20) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentDavid Webber v Christopher Hill (Jun 18) 6-4, 0-6, 3-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great match so far! 3-2 in the third, David to serve."  -- David
Reveal CommentJon Cottam v Michele Scarlino (Jun 16) 1-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Rain came as soon as we started and it was too heavy to continue to play"  -- Jon
Reveal CommentChristopher Hill bt Michele Scarlino (Jun 15) 4-5, 4-2, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, to be finished next time"  -- Michele
  • ''Very enjoyable and ridiculously close match. Michele edged the first set in a sudden death game. We adjourned after an hour at 3-2. I edged the second by winning the first game of the restart. The lead in the tie break changed hands at 7 all and i won by a single point. Thank you Michele!'' -- Christopher
Reveal CommentPiers Shewey bt Michele Scarlino (Jun 14) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, well done Piers"  -- Michele
Christopher Hill bt Annabel Livingston (Jun 12) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentStephen Kirkham bt Christopher Hill (Jun 11) 4-6, 6-4, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable and hard-fought match with lots of patient rallies played in very good conditions. The match tie-break could have gone either way! thanks for the game"  -- Stephen
Jon Cottam v David Webber (Jun 10) 6-4, 4-6, 1-5 TBC
Reveal CommentSebastian Herrera bt Jon Cottam (Jun 8) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Jon!!! Nice match!!!"  -- Sebastian
Reveal CommentChristopher Hill bt Jon Cottam (Jun 4) 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "We were both rusty but Jon was probably a bit rustier then me. He has a powerful game. "  -- Christopher

Group Summary:

Sadly this group didn't really get going with only 2 matches played and one withdrawal meaning only 3 players got on the scoreboard! Of those matches played Andrew and Lynda were the winners but Andrew took top spot overall by a single point by virtue of the set he won in his defeat to Lynda... are you keeping up?! Hopefully you'll all manage to schedule more matches in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrew Mcgrath 9.1 [W1, L1] 3 WINNER
  2. Lynda Branch [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Vicky Hilton [L1]
  4. Jonas Niessen 9.1
  5. Nathalie John withdrawn
  6. Slav Losevs
  7. Warwick Smith
  8. Will Stone 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew Mcgrath bt Vicky Hilton (Jun 28) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies and lots of running - good Sunday workout. Next time round the score will be a lot closer I’m sure"  -- Andrew

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLynda Branch bt Andrew Mcgrath (Jun 6) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played over two days. First day and first set was fun. Second day and second and third sets, well Lynda gave me a lesson in consistency! Fun all the same"  -- Andrew

Group Summary:

There was a great level of engagement in this group with most of you playing 6 or 7 matches and earning midway bonus points for early scheduling, also lots of match commentaries which we enjoy reading! James clinched top spot by winning all 7 matches without dropping a set, while Jamie was a close second only losing his match against James. We're tired from just reading the match commentary of Cath's 3 set win over Jill which truly lived up to the description of "awesome and epic match" and we hope both players have now recovered!!

Final Rankings:

  1. James Murphy [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jamie Riggs-long 9.1 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Adam McCormack 8.2 [W4, L2, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Charles Dreyfus [W4, L2, UF1] 9
  5. Cath Le Couteur [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jill McLaughlin 9.1 [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Othmane Islah 8.1 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Andrea Balboni [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCharles Dreyfus bt Andrea Balboni (Jul 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match. Enjoyed it"  -- Charles
Charles Dreyfus bt Othmane Islah (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentCharles Dreyfus bt Cath Le Couteur (Jul 13) 6-2, 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Had a blast playing Cath. "  -- Charles
Reveal CommentCharles Dreyfus bt Jill McLaughlin (Jul 5) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Really enjoyed playing with Jill. Very nice and fun hitting partner. "  -- Charles

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCath Le Couteur bt Jill McLaughlin (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), [20-18]

Player Comments:

  • "Awesome and Epic Match - from the very start to very finish!!! Every game we played was tight, with loads of epic rallies. We finished on a tie break at 20-18! Thanks a lot Jill. Super enjoyable. (Also, I'm wrecked :)"  -- Cath
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Charles Dreyfus (Jul 3) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Charles. "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentAdam McCormack v Charles Dreyfus (Jun 30) 7-5, 2-6, 5-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "We had to end with Charlie serving and the game at 30-30."  -- Adam
Adam McCormack bt Othmane Islah (Jun 29) Walkover
Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin bt Andrea Balboni (Jun 29) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with some significant deuces. "  -- Jill
Cath Le Couteur bt Andrea Balboni (Jun 26) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Adam McCormack (Jun 26) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Good even match against Adam. Was ready for the come back in the second having lost to him easily the last time we played! "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJames Murphy bt Andrea Balboni (Jun 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Andrea has a mean backhand passing shot. Thanks for the match."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Murphy bt Jamie Riggs-long (Jun 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Jamie."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Murphy bt Adam McCormack (Jun 17) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really testing match. Thanks Adam."  -- James
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Othmane Islah (Jun 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match. Only a few days until our next one in another league! "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentAdam McCormack bt Cath Le Couteur (Jun 15) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "That this match took 1hr 40 mins tells much more than the score. Cath came back well in the second set, playing some excellent tennis to go 3-1 up. Thereafter there were many deuces and each game could have gone either way. Great fun."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentJames Murphy bt Cath Le Couteur (Jun 13) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really tight second set! Thanks for the match."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Murphy bt Charles Dreyfus (Jun 12) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks alot for the match Charles. Hope to have another hit soon."  -- James
Reveal CommentAdam McCormack bt Andrea Balboni (Jun 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Andrea is coming back to tennis after a long break and so was a little rusty to start off. However, in the second set we had some great rallies, with Andrea using her excellent cross-court forehand to good effect."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentJames Murphy bt Jill McLaughlin (Jun 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match. Thabks Jill."  -- James
Reveal CommentAdam McCormack bt Jill McLaughlin (Jun 9) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and close match. Jill fought back well from 5-1 down in the first set and established a 3-1 lead in the second. Both sets could have gone either way."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentJames Murphy bt Othmane Islah (Jun 9) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match."  -- James
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Andrea Balboni (Jun 7) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played! "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin bt Othmane Islah (Jun 5) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Familiar windy cool weather kept the game interesting. Outhmane returning to tennis after a little while - definitely rusty with signs of previous expertise shining through … a fun afternoon"  -- Jill
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Jill McLaughlin (Jun 3) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Good fight in the second set. Well played! "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Cath Le Couteur (May 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun against Cath. Great to get a match in after so long! "  -- Jamie

Group Summary:

This group gave us a reminder that 'points mean prizes' as the only 2 players to earn midway bonus points went on to take the top spots, with Marcus amassing 5 wins to finish 2 points clear of runner up Phil. Both played 6 matches while Lewis' 4 match wins were enough to take him to third place. There were some close and entertaining contests across the group including match tiebreak wins for Marcus, Imogen, Phil and Piers. Phil won gainst Alex but sadly twisted his ankle during his defeat to Marcus but valiantly played on... we hope the ankle's better now!

Final Rankings:

  1. Marcus Boyland 9.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Phil Piers 9.1 [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Lewis Vanstone [W4] 8
  4. Imogen Barker [W2, L1] 4
  5. Stuart La Brooy 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  6. Alex Williams 10.2 [L4] 1
  7. David Silva 9.2 [L4] 1
  8. Claire Frost 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMarcus Boyland bt Phil Piers (Jul 21) 3-6, 6-0, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Phil is clearly a patient man - having put up with two rained off matches! But he's also brave - running through a twisted ankle to complete this match. Thanks for playing on Phil and sorry you hurt yourself. I'm sure the score would have been very different if you had been fully fit all through."  -- Marcus
Reveal CommentMarcus Boyland bt Stuart La Brooy (Jul 15) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Got lucky today. Serve coming out nicely and managed to hit the ground strokes cleanly; the tennis gods were smiling on me. Fantastic to play with Stuart after we abandoned last week due to the rain. Thanks Stu - lot of fun and look forward to more knocks later on."  -- Marcus
Reveal CommentMarcus Boyland bt Imogen Barker (Jul 11) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun playing with Imogen. Was lovely to be playing on a DRY surface after the week of drizzle and rain that we have had. I just about got my serve in order but Imogen had me on the ropes with some fab shots throughout. First time at Rosemary Gardens - was good!"  -- Marcus
Lewis Vanstone bt David Silva (Jul 8) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentPhil Piers bt David Silva (Jul 5) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was VERY windy! The result may have been different if the conditions hadn’t been so strange"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentImogen Barker bt David Silva (Jul 4) 3-6, 6-3, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match! "  -- Imogen
Reveal CommentStuart La Brooy bt Alex Williams (Jul 4) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, with the second set full of some good rallies and some smashes that were finally landing in for both of us :)."  -- Stuart
Lewis Vanstone bt Alex Williams (Jul 1) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPhil Piers bt Alex Williams (Jun 24) 5-7, 6-4, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "A real slog in the heat, good game"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentLewis Vanstone bt Phil Piers (Jun 22) 4-6, 6-2, [10-1]

Player Comments:

  • "I was lucky to win the first set and just didn’t get going in the tiebreak "  -- Phil
Reveal CommentMarcus Boyland bt David Silva (Jun 21) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice match with some good laughs. I managed to find my serve after being put on the ropes by David in the first set. And after that first set arm wrestle I managed to break out. Thanks David - was very nice to meet and play. Praise be that the tennis is back!"  -- Marcus
Imogen Barker bt Phil Piers (Jun 20) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentMarcus Boyland bt Alex Williams (Jun 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great slog of a 2nd set despite the score!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentPhil Piers bt Stuart La Brooy (Jun 17) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • ''I’m afraid I pulled off the biggest heist since the great train robbery. Stuart was by far the better player. Thanks for the game.'' -- Phil
Lewis Vanstone bt Marcus Boyland (Jun 16) 6-1, 6-4

Group Summary:

It was very close at the top of Group 19 with our top two players having such a close match, the winner was originally reported the wrong way round, we've all been there! So we have updated the details and can confirm that Mike Kingsley is actually winner of the group having beaten Rob in the final match of the round. Credit goes to Rob C for taking Rob W to a second set tiebreak. Unfortunately 2 players didn't manage to get out of the starting blocks this round, don't forget you can contact us for assistance if you're having difficulty arranging matches!

Final Rankings:

  1. Mike Kingsley 9.2 [W3, L1] 4 WINNER
  2. Rob Whitehouse 9.2 [W1, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. David Layden [W1] 2
  4. Helen Sudall [W1, L1] 2
  5. Margarita Kousteni [L2] 1
  6. Rob Conacher 10.2 [L1]
  7. Richard Wevill
  8. Rodney Schwartz

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMike Kingsley bt Rob Whitehouse (Jul 20) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match. Most games were fairly close and some good rallies. "  -- Rob
Mike Kingsley bt Helen Sudall (Jul 14) 5-3, 5-4
Reveal CommentHelen Sudall bt Margarita Kousteni (Jul 4) 2-4, 4-2, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable, close game with some lovely shots from Margarita. "  -- Helen

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRob Whitehouse bt Rob Conacher (Jun 28) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match and very even second set. Thanks for the match Rob"  -- Rob
Mike Kingsley bt Margarita Kousteni (Jun 13) 5-3, 4-1
David Layden bt Mike Kingsley (Jun 13) 7-5, 6-3

Group Summary:

It was extremely close at the top of this group with only bonus points separating winner Emily from runner up Zoe, showing the importance of scheduling skills alongside on court skills in the Leagues! The pair have played several times before but kudos to Zoe for taking the win this time around in short format, and she went the full distance in her 3 set win over Orla. Meanwhile Emily scored an impressive win over Paul in 3 sets and Andrew coped better with the heat to overcome Orla's challenge.

Final Rankings:

  1. Emily Norman 10.2 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Zoe Arnold [W6] 12 RUNNER UP
  3. Deborah Holton [W1, L2] 2
  4. Andrew Beejay 10.1 [W1, L3] 2
  5. Orla MacSherry [L3] 1
  6. Paul Sansom [L1] 1
  7. John Hall 10.1 [L2]
  8. Sam Rubandhas 10.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Emily Norman bt Paul Sansom (Jul 22) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
Emily Norman bt Deborah Holton (Jul 20) 6-1, 6-4
Zoe Arnold bt Andrew Beejay (Jul 10) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentZoe Arnold bt Emily Norman (Jun 30) 4-1, 5-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always great to play Emily. We had some great rallies and the second set was certainly a close one and I may have been a bit lucky getting it with the 5th game being the ultimate decider in short format! "  -- Zoe
Reveal CommentZoe Arnold bt Orla MacSherry (Jun 29) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with most games going to several deuces so could have gone either way. We restarted the second set in our second meeting (we had forgotten where we were) and it was windy so judging the ball was challenging at times but had some long and fun rallies. "  -- Zoe
Deborah Holton bt Andrew Beejay (Jun 29) 7-5, 6-3
Emily Norman bt John Hall (Jun 27) Walkover
Reveal CommentAndrew Beejay bt Orla MacSherry (Jun 25) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very hot day and time to play. Almost 33 degrees but we managed to get through it. Well done Orla. "  -- Andrew
Emily Norman bt Sam Rubandhas (Jun 24) 4-1, 4-1
Emily Norman bt Orla MacSherry (Jun 23) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
Reveal CommentZoe Arnold bt Deborah Holton (Jun 22) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun, we met twice to complete the match. Quite a few of the games went to deuce and it was looking likely that Deborah was going to win the second set but then I seemed to have a burst of energy and focus. "  -- Zoe
Emily Norman bt Andrew Beejay (Jun 21) 6-0, 6-1
Zoe Arnold bt Sam Rubandhas (Jun 19) 4-0, 4-2
Zoe Arnold bt John Hall (Jun 11) Walkover

Group Summary:

Jenny impressed on her debut to finish undefeated on 6 wins and 4 points clear of runner up Elvan including a comfortable win in their head to head. Gemma was the only player to take a set off Jenny and was unlucky to also be on the losing end of a very close 3 setter against Helen which went all the way to a final set tiebreak... what a match! No-one claimed the midway bonus points this round so don't forget to start scheduling your matches sooner next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jenny Bacon [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. Elvan Orak 10.2 [W4, L3] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Helen Robinson [W3, L1] 6
  4. Emmanuel Verkinderen [W2, L1, UF1] 4
  5. Gemma Champ 10.1 [L3, UF1] 3
  6. Jane Tully 9.2 [L3] 1
  7. Luke Hobbs 10.2 [L1]
  8. Laurie Young 10.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Elvan Orak bt Jane Tully (Jul 22) 4-0, 0-4, 4-1
Reveal CommentJenny Bacon bt Helen Robinson (Jul 15) 4-2, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies in this match - thanks Helen!"  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentJenny Bacon bt Emmanuel Verkinderen (Jul 14) 4-0, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies in this match. Thanks Emmanuel :-)"  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentElvan Orak bt Laurie Young (Jul 14) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match :-) score doesn't justify!"  -- Elvan
Reveal CommentJenny Bacon bt Jane Tully (Jul 14) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match, thanks Jane :-)"  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentJenny Bacon bt Gemma Champ (Jul 9) 1-4, 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match - thanks Gemma!"  -- Jenny
Helen Robinson bt Elvan Orak (Jul 7) 7-5, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Helen Robinson bt Gemma Champ (Jul 4) 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)
Emmanuel Verkinderen bt Laurie Young (Jul 4) 4-1, 4-0
Elvan Orak bt Luke Hobbs (Jun 30) Walkover
Emmanuel Verkinderen bt Elvan Orak (Jun 27) 6-4, 6-1
Elvan Orak bt Gemma Champ (Jun 18) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
Emmanuel Verkinderen v Gemma Champ (Jun 17) 4-3, 3-4 TBC
Reveal CommentJenny Bacon bt Laurie Young (Jun 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the match thanks!"  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentJenny Bacon bt Elvan Orak (Jun 12) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match thanks!"  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentHelen Robinson bt Jane Tully (Jun 7) 4-2, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, and opponent .... nice to play tennis after 3 months!!"  -- Helen