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Collapse AllHorsham Singles - Round 5 | Thursday 17 June 2021 to Wednesday 11 August 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 July 2021)

Thanks for playing in another great Round of Local Tennis Leagues! We saw many new and returning players on court, with plenty of matches played across the UK. We hope you enjoyed meeting new people and experiencing fun battles in your local area. There’s more tennis to come later this month with new Singles and Doubles Rounds launching in various locations. Be sure to sign up now for your next Round while the sun is still shining this summer!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Rory Scott [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Lee Keeping 7.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Daniele Amirante [W3, L1] 6
  4. James Burney [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Catalin Iordache [L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Steve Bradley 9.2 [W1, L3] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Burney bt Catalin Iordache (Aug 10) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately for Catalin he was carrying an injury and probably not at his best, but I managed to take advantage by playing very well, especially my serve which was really strong today. After winning the first set 6-1 I went 3-1 up in the second, but then Catalin upped his level and we shared the next few games, leaving me leading 4-3, before Catalin won 5 games in a row, taking the second set 6-4 and leading 2-0 in the third. For the rest of the time I was just more consistent and managed to win the next 6 games to take the match. Thanks Catalin for the game, looking forward to playing you when you are fully fit."  -- James
Reveal CommentRory Scott bt James Burney (Aug 3) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match vs James. He plays a big hard hitting game. A bit inconsistent when when he’s on he’s on. In the first set I won the first 2 games, then he equalised at 2-2 & then I took the set 6-2. In the second set, James got off to a flying start, taking the first 3 games and had chances to win the 4th too. However, I ground it out and won 6 competitive games in a row to win 6-3. "  -- Rory
Reveal CommentRory Scott bt Daniele Amirante (Jul 26) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good close competitive match. 1st set went with serve until 4-3 to me, then I broke serve and held to win 6-3. The second set was very different. There were 5 breaks out of the 9 games. Daniele went 2-1 up, then I went 5-2 up, then it went 5-3 and 6-3. It was a nice day for tennis so we played another set, which I won 7-5. "  -- Rory
Reveal CommentRory Scott bt Steve Bradley (Jul 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We resumed the match at the start of the 2nd set with Steve serving. I managed to win 6-0, although there were a few close games and Steve was unlucky not to win any." -- Rory
Reveal CommentDaniele Amirante bt Steve Bradley (Jul 23) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game thank you Steve"  -- Daniele
Reveal CommentRory Scott bt Lee Keeping (Jul 18) 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lee started off the match extremely consistent as usual and was simply too good, winning 6-1, with no unforced errors. He continued in this vein to lead the second set 5-1, but then after a long point where he had to do a lot of running, he was exhausted and a bit nauseous. For the rest of the match, he was not the same player, which allowed me to up my game and dominate, winning 7-6 (7-4) and then 6-0. Unlucky Lee, had you maintained your level you would have won 6-1, 6-1. Look forward to our next match. "  -- Rory
Reveal CommentSteve Bradley bt James Burney (Jul 14) 6-2, 4-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Well played James, a tight battle !"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentRory Scott bt Catalin Iordache (Jul 14) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a great match for me. Had been playing a better tennis then in others games against Rory. Hopefully we will finish the game one of this days."  -- Catalin

Match of the Group:

Daniele Amirante bt Catalin Iordache (Jul 14) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt James Burney (Jul 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you james and we had lots of good rallies and the score doesn’t reflect how well you played , I just kept the ball more in court in the end . Best of luck with your remaining matches. All the best "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentDaniele Amirante bt James Burney (Jul 9) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was first ur first match and definetly the level of tennis is gettin better thank you james"  -- Daniele
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Steve Bradley (Jul 4) 6-1, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Steve and well played . Best of luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Catalin Iordache (Jun 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play again you mate . I just kept the ball in play more today , Catalin served 5 /6 aces though . Always played in a friendly manner . Best of luck with your remaining matches mate and let us know when you fancy a hit . Cheers "  -- Lee

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Roberto Velasco [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Christian Fortin [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Pawel Wlodyga [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Luca Rondina [W3, L3] 7
  5. Toby Kent [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mike Yorke [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. BALAZS GALAMBOS [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLuca Rondina bt Toby Kent (Aug 6) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Rollercoaster match! If there was a draw in tennis I would have happily shared with Toby today. Both deserved to win this one. Toby very solid at the end of the first set, managed to bring it home. Second set score does not reflect the quality of tennis; most games were very close. Third set was just crazy. Toby was up 5-2 40-15 with two match points! Luca found his best game and managed (somehow) to comeback. Real battle until the end. Looking forward to play Toby again!"  -- Luca
Reveal CommentLuca Rondina bt BALAZS GALAMBOS (Aug 2) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game and quality tennis. First set very close with only a few points to decide the score. Second set also challenging despite the score. Really nice meeting Balazs. Looking forward our next match!"  -- Luca
Reveal CommentChristian Fortin bt Toby Kent (Aug 1) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It is really one of those matches where the score doesn't reflect the game, most of the games went to deuce. Very enjoyable and friendly match. Well played Toby"  -- Christian
Reveal CommentChristian Fortin bt Luca Rondina (Jul 28) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very challenging match with good rallies. A bit windy but overall a great game. Thanks Luca"  -- Christian

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLuca Rondina bt Mike Yorke (Jul 27) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a great battle! Almost 3 hours long and hard fought match over three sets. Struggling in the first three games, but eventually recovered two breaks to get my hands on the first set. Second set very close; Mike played solid tennis in the key moments. Third set could have gone either way with last four games played under heavy rain. Super fun!"  -- Luca
Reveal CommentChristian Fortin bt Mike Yorke (Jul 24) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable and friendly match with Mike. Sunny and humid so a bit tough but Elvis was playing to cheer us up ;-)"  -- Christian
Reveal CommentRoberto Velasco bt Mike Yorke (Jul 22) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good Tennis Match, the score is not telling the reality, almost every single Game reach to deuce and the only difference was that Roberto won the critical points otherwise the score would have been much more closed. Very well played Mike, looking forward for a rematch !"  -- Roberto
Reveal CommentToby Kent bt BALAZS GALAMBOS (Jul 18) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game on a very hot and sunny Sunday afternoon. The first set was really hard fought with us playing more than 10 deuce points in one game! Thanks for the great match Balazs!"  -- Toby
Reveal CommentRoberto Velasco bt Luca Rondina (Jul 18) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First set star very even 2-2 till Roberto breaks twice and winning the first set 6-2. The second start again 1-1 till Roberto breaks and going front 5-1 however good recovery from Luca winning 3 games in a row with score 5-4 but Roberto won the last one and won the second set 6-4. Good Tennis Match !"  -- Roberto
Reveal CommentBALAZS GALAMBOS bt Mike Yorke (Jul 13) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very good match, weather was sunny and warm. Mike played well and led the game. And then I won his serve game. We played almost 2 hours and we had few long reallys. Good luck Mike for the next one. "  -- BALAZS
Reveal CommentMike Yorke bt Toby Kent (Jul 11) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Toby - it was such a close that really could have gone either way!"  -- Mike
Pawel Wlodyga bt Luca Rondina (Jul 11) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentRoberto Velasco bt BALAZS GALAMBOS (Jul 9) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match, first set very even with almost all games to deuce, the 8 game was 4-4 till in the 9th a decisive point led to Roberto going A head in the score 5-4 for first time in the game and wining the set 6-4, the second start also very even till Roberto breaks leading 3-1 and again very long games but Roberto winning the decisive points and winning the second set 6-2. All in all excellent tennis match!"  -- Roberto
Reveal CommentRoberto Velasco bt Toby Kent (Jul 7) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "First Set start very even, at some point Toby was 3-1 up however good recovery from Roberto to pit the game 4-3 in his favor and the 8 game was the longest of the match and eventually decisive in the first set to Roberto’s favor 6-3, very even with log rallies an winners from both players. The second set star with Toby’s advantage 1-0 but Roberto star playing more aggressive attacking Toby’s second serve leading ti Roberto winning the next 6 games in a row and wining the second set 6-1 and wining the match 2-0. Very competitive game."  -- Roberto
Reveal CommentChristian Fortin bt Pawel Wlodyga (Jul 2) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A nice and sunny Friday afternoon, a friendly opponent and a great tennis match…couldn’t ask for more !! Well done Pawel "  -- Christian
Reveal CommentChristian Fortin bt BALAZS GALAMBOS (Jun 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "it’s always fun to play agains Balazs, it was a great match, well done !!"  -- Christian
Reveal CommentPawel Wlodyga bt Mike Yorke (Jun 27) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was very Good to meet Mike today! We had A Great fun on The court. Good luck with your other games! "  -- Pawel
Reveal CommentPawel Wlodyga bt Roberto Velasco (Jun 26) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What A game! We always have pretty close ones but today was probably The toughest ever. Long rallies and fight for every Ball. In the 3rd set I was up 5:0, then Roberto had A Great come back and won 4 gems straight (saving 3 match balls). Huge relief I managed to end it up in a last game. Thank you mate and probably I will see you on The court soon. Good luck with your next ones!"  -- Pawel
Reveal CommentRoberto Velasco bt Christian Fortin (Jun 25) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "First Set start very even 2-2 till Roberto breaks Christian’s serve and wining the first set 6-2, second set start very similar but this tine Christian breaks and was up at sone point 5-3 with a set point however Roberto managed in very long games to recover wining 4 games in a row and wining the second set 7-5. Very good Game, with long rallys and top winners from both players. All in all great game of Tennis !"  -- Roberto
Reveal CommentPawel Wlodyga bt BALAZS GALAMBOS (Jun 24) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. Score doesnt reflects The game. We've had many deuces. Had few Great rallies. Balazs improved since our last meeting. Well done. Looking forward to meeting you on court again. Good luck in your next matches"  -- Pawel
Reveal CommentPawel Wlodyga bt Toby Kent (Jun 20) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very Good game with Toby today. Especially second set really competitive. Good luck in your remaining matches"  -- Pawel

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Zac Barber 9.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Natalia Kapralova 10.2 [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jonathan Harbott [W3, L1] 6
  4. Peter Voice [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sean Tucker [L3]
  6. Edd Banfield withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Jonathan Harbott bt Natalia Kapralova (Aug 4) 4-6, 6-1, [10-7]
Jonathan Harbott bt Sean Tucker (Aug 2) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentZac Barber bt Natalia Kapralova (Jul 9) 0-6, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Natalia easily had the upper hand in the first set as the score line demonstrates. I managed to pick up a couple of games in the 2nd before we stopped due to fading light. We recommenced 3 days later, unfortunately Natalia fell after the first game and twisted her ankle which impeded her for the rest of the match. 3rd set was still a battle. Strange match - very unlucky for Natalia."  -- Zac
Reveal CommentNatalia Kapralova bt Sean Tucker (Jul 8) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a nice match, but it was very slippery as we played after the rain. We had several good rallies and a lot of close games. "  -- Natalia
Reveal CommentNatalia Kapralova bt Peter Voice (Jul 1) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was too hot to play today on the sun, but it was fun. It was a soft tennis with a lot of long rallies. "  -- Natalia
Reveal CommentZac Barber bt Peter Voice (Jun 26) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A hot humid afternoon & a tough battle with lots of close tactical rallies. Thanks for the game Peter."  -- Zac
Reveal CommentZac Barber bt Sean Tucker (Jun 25) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice evening for tennis, plenty of close games and rallies that the score does not show. Thanks."  -- Zac
Jonathan Harbott bt Peter Voice (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-2
Zac Barber bt Jonathan Harbott (Jun 22) 6-4, 7-5

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Chris Billington [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Stephen Tall [W3, UF1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Andy Dilworth [L2] 2
  4. Phil Harvey [L1, UF1] 1
  5. Elliott Makey [L2]
  6. Neil Twelves withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChris Billington bt Elliott Makey (Aug 4) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We had to postpone a couple of times previously but finally managed to get a date in the diary and it was worth the wait for a very enjoyable match. Although the scoreline would indicate a one-sided match, that certainly wasn't the case. There were some excellent rallies and some long games which could have gone either way but I just manged to win on most occasions which resulted in a score that really doesn't reflect what was a very competitive contest."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentStephen Tall v Phil Harvey (Aug 3) 6-2, 3-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A tight match, sadly bad light stopped play at 9pm and we didn't get chance to play the final set!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Tall bt Elliott Makey (Jul 16) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "On a *very* hot evening, we enjoyed a good match. Lots of good rallies, a number of deuce games, so closer than maybe the score looks - we continued for another hour after the match finished!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentChris Billington bt Phil Harvey (Jul 13) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very competitive match with Phil taking an early lead in both sets before being clawed back both times by Chris. In the first set Phil got the break to take a 2 game lead before Chris managed to take 5 in a row and close the set out to 6-3. In the second set Phil took the first 3 games and had a break point to go up by 4 but Chris manged to hold serve and start his recovery. On what was a very warm evening, the set went to 5-5 before Chris was able to break Phil’s serve and hold his own to close out the set and match 6-3; 7-5. Very enjoyable tennis and looking forward to getting the chance to play together again soon."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentStephen Tall bt Chris Billington (Jul 9) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a tight, competitive match. Chris has a terrific ground game, and the second set could've gone either way - I was relieved to close it out, as I don't think I'd have won a third set!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Tall bt Andy Dilworth (Jun 30) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Andy comfortably took the first set, before I remembered how to hold a racket properly! The next two sets were closer than they look, with lots of long, hard rallies. It was my first league game, my thanks to Andy for making it such a good one."  -- Stephen

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChris Billington bt Andy Dilworth (Jun 29) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Andy was quick out of the blocks in the 1st set, racing to a 4-0 lead in no time. Chris eventually gained some composure but the damage was done with Andy taking it 6-3. Things reversed in the second set with Chris getting an early break and managing to hold his service games. With a further break added later in the set, Chris prevailed 6-2. In what was a draining 3rd set, Chris was a break up at 5-4 but Andy dug deep and broke back. Both players then held serve to take us into a final set tie-break. Chris started well with a mini-break then managed to maintain that momentum and get out to 6-0 lead before eventually winning it 7-1. A really enjoyable match and I’m most grateful for the friendly introduction to the league received from Andy."  -- Chris