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Collapse AllHove Singles - Round 56 | Thursday 24 June 2021 to Wednesday 18 August 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 July 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Guy Voce 8.2 [W2, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Daniel Hodgson [W2] 4
  3. Andrew Aherne [W2] 4
  4. Stephen Avery [W2] 4
  5. Derek Hayes [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Matt Barnes 8.1 [W1, L2] 3
  7. Simon Lockley [L2] 1

Match Results:

Stephen Avery bt Matt Barnes (Jul 27) 6-2, 6-4
Andrew Aherne bt Guy Voce (Jul 27) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
Daniel Hodgson bt Derek Hayes (Jul 19) 6-4, 6-2
Andrew Aherne bt Derek Hayes (Jul 17) 6-3, 6-2
Matt Barnes bt Derek Hayes (Jul 15) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentGuy Voce bt Simon Lockley (Jul 15) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Simon, you were the better player tonight, just need to find some consistency. Thanks for the game. "  -- Guy
Reveal CommentGuy Voce bt Matt Barnes (Jul 13) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really competitive match with Matt as always, no point is given without a fight! Could have gone either way. Well played"  -- Guy
Reveal CommentDaniel Hodgson bt Simon Lockley (Jul 9) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played in shifting winds and glaring sun. Very close game, cheers Simon!"  -- Daniel
Derek Hayes bt Guy Voce (Jul 8) 1-6, 6-4, 7-5
Stephen Avery bt Guy Voce (Jul 3) 6-1, 5-7, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Ed Newlands [W2, L1] 5
  2. Geoff Hunt [W1] 2
  3. David Winter [W1, L1] 2
  4. Emmanuel Ide [L1] 1
  5. Alex Beaumont 8.2 [L1]
  6. Eden Wigzell
  7. Steve Bradley 9.2

Match Results:

Ed Newlands bt David Winter (Jul 26) 6-4, 6-0
Ed Newlands bt Alex Beaumont (Jul 21) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentDavid Winter bt Emmanuel Ide (Jul 14) 7-5, 4-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Emmanuel for a fantastic match played in a great spirit on a warm calm sunny evening. After clawing a 5-2 lead in the first set I managed to cling on for 7-5. In the second we had 12 deuces in the tenth game, Emmanuel eventually taking the set 6-4. That summarised how close it was throughout, with the tie-break played in fading light. Looking forward to our next match :) "  -- David
Reveal CommentGeoff Hunt bt Ed Newlands (Jul 9) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ed. Hope walk home was ok!"  -- Geoff

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Arabzadeh 10.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Lee Fox 9.2 [W2, UF1] 4
  3. Andy Gray 9.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Bankim Chandra [W1, UF1] 3
  5. Jon Rattenbury 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. James Hartt [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jeffrey Turner 10.1 [L1] 1
  8. Alan Hudson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBankim Chandra v Lee Fox (Jul 26) 6-4, 3-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Lee is an elegant player & a very fun person to play with...we had so many long rallies & he seemed to be happy after each one of them...Lets try to play again soon Lee...Thanks Bankim"  -- Bankim
Jon Rattenbury bt James Hartt (Jul 21) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Andy Gray bt James Hartt (Jul 20) 7-5, 7-5
Reveal CommentLee Fox bt Andy Gray (Jul 18) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A rather warm game but still enjoyable! "  -- Lee
Adam Arabzadeh bt Jeffrey Turner (Jul 17) 6-2, 4-6, [10-7]
Adam Arabzadeh bt James Hartt (Jul 16) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
Reveal CommentBankim Chandra bt Andy Gray (Jul 14) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well Played Andy, great serves, intensive cardio, amazing running in this Heat...Really enjoyed, lets play again soon!!"  -- Bankim
Lee Fox bt Adam Arabzadeh (Jul 9) 6-3, 6-4
Adam Arabzadeh bt Jon Rattenbury (Jul 1) 6-3, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Roberts [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Khalid Al Hamadi 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Nick Kuh [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joss Albert [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jon Cook 10.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Simon Purwar [L2] 2
  7. Sarah Lancaster

Match Results:

Joss Albert bt Alex Roberts (Jul 27) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentAlex Roberts bt Simon Purwar (Jul 26) 5-7, 6-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Undeserved win for me. That first set was a yoyo. Good luck for the rest, Simon. "  -- Alex
Nick Kuh bt Jon Cook (Jul 20) 7-5, 7-5
Alex Roberts bt Nick Kuh (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentJon Cook bt Joss Albert (Jul 18) 3-6, 7-5, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Sweltering though!"  -- Jon
Alex Roberts bt Jon Cook (Jul 17) 7-5, 3-6, 6-0
Alex Roberts bt Khalid Al Hamadi (Jul 15) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
Khalid Al Hamadi bt Nick Kuh (Jul 11) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Khalid Al Hamadi bt Joss Albert (Jul 7) 6-4, 6-4
Nick Kuh bt Joss Albert (Jul 4) 1-6, 6-4, [10-8]
Reveal CommentKhalid Al Hamadi bt Simon Purwar (Jun 30) 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Simon! It was a tense tiebreak to finish off, crazy final point!"  -- Khalid

Current Rankings:

  1. James Caulfield [W3] 6
  2. Guy Dixon [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Matt Gibbons [W1, L1] 2
  4. Ancor Cabezas Hayes [W1, L1] 2
  5. Patrick Corrigan [L2] 1
  6. Adrian Reeve
  7. Anthony Trory
  8. Matthew O'Flinn

Match Results:

James Caulfield bt Matt Gibbons (Jul 29) 7-6 (7-1), 6-0
Reveal CommentMatt Gibbons bt Patrick Corrigan (Jul 26) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game in hot conditions!!!"  -- Matt
Ancor Cabezas Hayes bt Guy Dixon (Jul 20) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentGuy Dixon bt Patrick Corrigan (Jul 6) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really hard fought game with lots of great points and rallies. I had to be at my best as Patrick hit some blistering winners as I just held on in the decider Thanks for the great game Patrick!"  -- Guy
James Caulfield bt Guy Dixon (Jul 2) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentJames Caulfield bt Ancor Cabezas Hayes (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in the summer drizzle! "  -- James

Current Rankings:

  1. Ben Gordon 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Terry Hart [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Brett Baker [W3, L1] 6
  4. David Ford [W1, L2] 3
  5. Eyal Hecht [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Diarmuid (dee) O'hare [L1]
  7. Danielle Price
  8. Will Boden 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBen Gordon bt Diarmuid (dee) O'hare (Jul 29) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Early morning match with lots of very long rallies. Look forward to playing Dee again in the next round "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBrett Baker bt Terry Hart (Jul 27) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough match. Each set could have gone either way at certain points. Third game of the final set was key, and I was just glad to win that, as could have been a different outcome. "  -- Brett
Reveal CommentDavid Ford bt Brett Baker (Jul 26) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great game that swung both ways and eventually lasted 2 hours. . Brett’s fitness allows him to chase down every ball and I am so pleased that we didn’t have to play a 3rd set !! . Look forward to playing you again Brett either in the league or socially. "  -- David
Reveal CommentBen Gordon bt David Ford (Jul 22) 6-2, 3-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "A well balanced match which could have easily gone either way. Very warm conditions! Look forward to a rematch next round "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBen Gordon bt Eyal Hecht (Jul 20) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another battle with Eyal with lots of long rallies and close games. Great evening match "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentTerry Hart bt David Ford (Jul 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some long rallies. Score does not reflect how tight the match was. "  -- Terry
Reveal CommentTerry Hart bt Eyal Hecht (Jul 16) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close match, Eyel's technique is superior I just managed to stay ahead. Thanks for the game"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentBen Gordon bt Terry Hart (Jul 14) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and lots of really long rallies. That’s one match each now and I look forward to playing Terry again in the next round"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBrett Baker bt Eyal Hecht (Jun 30) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great evening for tennis! Eyal had much better technique with his strokes then me, and I had to rely on movement around the court, plus lots of patience in the rallies. First set could have gone to Eyal, so I was pleased to win it! Second set not reflective of the efforts put into the games, just that I got the decisive points when needed. Good luck for the remainder of the league Eyal!"  -- Brett
Reveal CommentBrett Baker bt Ben Gordon (Jun 26) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match! Very warm conditions...long games...lots of endeavour! Points just went my way at key stages to win both sets...but am sure anyone who’s plays Ben shall have a tough time! "  -- Brett

Current Rankings:

  1. Mel Dixon 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andy Grant [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Glyn Hyde [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alain Barford [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Christopher Davidson
  6. Simon Cook

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMel Dixon bt Glyn Hyde (Jul 19) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Happy to get my third straight win of the season. Glyn looked sharp in the warm-up but struggled to get his serve going when the match started. As the match wore on he cut a frustrated a figure, but carried on valiantly despite the roasting heat."  -- Mel
Andy Grant bt Glyn Hyde (Jul 18) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentMel Dixon bt Alain Barford (Jul 15) 6-0, 5-7, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another strange match. Quickly took control in the first set but Alain has a nifty slice serve a decent net game. He raised his game in the second while the third set was a bit closer than the score suggests. "  -- Mel
Reveal CommentMel Dixon bt Andy Grant (Jul 11) 6-1, 0-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A match which see-sawed one way and the other - and back again! There were net charges, baseline rallies and a good variety of shots played. Andy was chasing down shots which looked like surefire winners, but I was able to get a head of steam in the final set to get over the winning line."  -- Mel
Reveal CommentGlyn Hyde bt Alain Barford (Jul 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game and we were lucky enough to finish just before the rains came and finished play for the day"  -- Glyn
Reveal CommentAndy Grant bt Alain Barford (Jul 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good fun match. Every game in the first set had its battles despite the score and Alain picked up in the second set, (not having played for a few months) but one break and a hold swung it for me (classic Roger style)"  -- Andy

Current Rankings:

  1. Christopher Isherwood [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Catherine Clifton [W2, UF1] 5
  3. Louise Hollywood [UF1]
  4. Ciaran Rooney [L1]
  5. Martin Osborne [L2]
  6. Charlotte Chapman
  7. Michael Magalon withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCatherine Clifton bt Martin Osborne (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with several hard fought deuces, Martin. I’m sure that once you really steady up on the serve, Martin, I’ll be ‘no match’ for you!"  -- Catherine
Reveal CommentCatherine Clifton bt Christopher Isherwood (Jul 18) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fabulous tennis in the shade on a very hot day, the score fails to represent how close fought it was!"  -- Catherine
Reveal CommentChristopher Isherwood bt Martin Osborne (Jul 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Long rallies and some fiery serves from Martin made this a great match."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Isherwood bt Ciaran Rooney (Jul 9) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great long rallies!!!!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentCatherine Clifton v Louise Hollywood (Jun 30) 6-1, 5-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "We were really getting into it before play was interrupted due to a club session, so much looking forward to resuming Louise."  -- Catherine

Results

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Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. Players who complete three or more matches by the mid-point of the Round receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a note to this effect is added).

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Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds of Doubles matches for Hove.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. Players who complete three or more matches by the mid-point of the Round receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Players' names, W - tally of wins, L - tally of losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a note to this effect is added).

Comments:
Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form.