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Collapse AllHove Singles - Round 49 | Thursday 12 December 2019 to Wednesday 19 February 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 January 2020)

Nearly two thirds of the matches were played this time which in the wintry, stormy-old conditions we have been having, is mighty good going. Take a bow, grab a hot chocolate and or course sign up for the next round, which will surely bring some hints of spring sunshine!

Group Summary:

Picking days to play without storms was a large part of the battle for our top group players but in the end the wind and the rain didn't distract too much from the great on-court contests. Will had his fair share of tough matches but was victorious in all of them and added bonus points to take him well clear of the chasing pack. A great win for Will with the only disappointment that he didn't get to play the also unbeaten David. This was an impressive debut performance and he well deserved the silver. Looking forward to the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Will Lowrie [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. David Taylor [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Alex Beaumont 8.2 [W2, L2] 5
  4. Fred Grumitt [W1, L2] 3
  5. Dominic Jackson 9.1 [L3] 1
  6. Phil Talbot 8.2 [L3] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlex Beaumont bt Phil Talbot (Feb 12) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "As the score shows, lots of ups and downs for us both in this match. Phil has some tricky shots which made life hard and which he used to good effect in 2nd set in particular - but really enjoyed the match. Fortunately we picked a day without storms, so very nice to be out!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentDavid Taylor bt Dominic Jackson (Feb 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very well played David - not much I could do to keep up with the excellent pressure and shot play! - good to meet you too!," -- Dominic
David Taylor bt Phil Talbot (Jan 31) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentDavid Taylor bt Fred Grumitt (Jan 27) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the wind and rain and plenty of sliding it was still an enjoyable game. Good to meet you Fred. Thanks."  -- David
Reveal CommentFred Grumitt bt Alex Beaumont (Jan 14) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "We braved the wet and windy conditions and managed to find the only court at St Anne's without standing water. Nevertheless, we did not let this dampen the spirits and we were able to complete a fantastic game, with a number of long and enjoyable points. Thanks for the game Alex. "  -- Fred
Reveal CommentAlex Beaumont bt Dominic Jackson (Jan 11) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Superb play Alex - a well earned win in a very close match - especially close in that 3rd set. Thoroughly enjoyed the match as it felt like it could go either way after that second set!"  -- Dominic

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentWill Lowrie bt Alex Beaumont (Jan 9) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Momentum swung several times in this enjoyable game played indoors where we unfortunately couldn’t blame the wind... competitive and fun game - cheers Alex!"  -- Will
Reveal CommentWill Lowrie bt Fred Grumitt (Jan 3) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with lots of deuces and plenty of energy-sapping rallies... cheers Fred!"  -- Will
Reveal CommentWill Lowrie bt Dominic Jackson (Dec 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A closely fought match with some great points (and some not-so-great points). An enjoyable game, thanks Dominic!"  -- Will
  • "Very well played Will - some great attacking play from you and very solid tennis generally - definitely felt like I lacked a plan at the times when you dominated the match, so a deserved win! Happy New Year," -- Dom
Reveal CommentWill Lowrie bt Phil Talbot (Dec 13) 7-6 (10-8), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A close fought match with some good long points. Thanks for the game Phil!"  -- Will

Group Summary:

Adam owes his win to some excellent tennis and great scheduling. While some of the others in the group found it hard to get matches organised, Adam played every available match and picked up his bonus points. More matches elsewhere may have made a big difference to the rankings (and Ben who beat Adam early on certainly had the tennis fire-power) but let's take nothing away from Adam's determined performance!

Final Rankings:

  1. Adam Arabzadeh 10.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Khalid Al Hamadi 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. David Ford [W1, L3] 4
  4. Eyal Hecht [W1, L2] 3
  5. Kate Morley [W1, L1] 3
  6. Ben Monro 10.2 [W1] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKhalid Al Hamadi bt David Ford (Jan 25) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A tense match played in dark and grey conditions, lots of rallies and good points played. Well played David!"  -- Khalid
Reveal CommentKate Morley bt David Ford (Jan 22) 3-6, 6-3, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "A very equal match with David, I really needed to dig deep to find this win!! A bit of luck on my side I think! Long rallies and close games throughout the match, was hard work!!!"  -- Kate

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAdam Arabzadeh bt Kate Morley (Jan 20) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Kate!! Really enjoyable and very close game of tennis with lots of long rallies and great shots from both players. Good luck for the rest of the round Kate."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Arabzadeh bt David Ford (Jan 14) 6-4, 4-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game David! Really enjoyable match with lots of good rallies, close service games and momentum swings. Good luck for the rest of the round."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Arabzadeh bt Khalid Al Hamadi (Jan 11) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Khalid, tricky conditions with the wind today but still managed some good rallies and a close match overall."  -- Adam
Eyal Hecht bt Khalid Al Hamadi (Jan 4) 5-7, 6-3, [10-2]
Reveal CommentDavid Ford bt Eyal Hecht (Dec 30) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great game played in T-shirts and bright sunshine that swung both ways .Very well played Eyal"  -- David
Reveal CommentAdam Arabzadeh bt Eyal Hecht (Dec 18) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Eyal! A few errors from both players on a damp court but some great shots and rallies too. Really enjoyable match and decent weather too. Good luck for the rest of the group Eyal."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentBen Monro bt Adam Arabzadeh (Dec 14) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match with Adam although wind made it difficult conditions for both players. Thanks Adam! "  -- Ben

Group Summary:

What a fantastically close group where every match mattered. At least four players were in contention for the top spot and it all came down to the finest of margins. Though Jon, Daisy, Andy and Bobby all had the same number of wins under their belts, and three of the four had bonus points, Jon had managed to claim a set off Bobby in a humdinger of a match that went Bobby's way. That extra point was just enough to give him the group title - a lovely way to mark your return to the league. Well played all: excellent tennis.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jon Cook 10.1 [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Daisy Dicker [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andy Grant [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Bobby Treweek 10.2 [W3] 6
  5. Catherine Clifton [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Dave Jones [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Joe Wells

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBobby Treweek bt Jon Cook (Jan 26) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Incredibly close, such a long game that went right down to the wire, thanks Jon! "  -- Bobby
Reveal CommentBobby Treweek bt Andy Grant (Jan 25) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game, so many deuces, scoreline doesn't reflect how evenly matched we were! "  -- Bobby
Reveal CommentBobby Treweek bt Dave Jones (Jan 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks so much for a fun game :) "  -- Bobby
Daisy Dicker bt Dave Jones (Jan 23) 6-1, 6-0
Andy Grant bt Jon Cook (Jan 11) 0-6, 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentCatherine Clifton bt Dave Jones (Jan 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you, Dave."  -- Catherine
Reveal CommentJon Cook bt Dave Jones (Jan 5) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable fun match. Really had to work hard to win second set as Dave really came into his own."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentDaisy Dicker bt Andy Grant (Jan 4) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "As always with Andy, a very exciting match with lots of interesting rallies and excellent points! Very much looking forward to our next match."  -- Daisy
Reveal CommentAndy Grant bt Catherine Clifton (Jan 3) 0-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A hard-fought match, swinging back and forth. Cheers, Catherine."  -- Andy
Daisy Dicker bt Catherine Clifton (Dec 28) 6-2, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJon Cook bt Daisy Dicker (Dec 24) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Epic match. Really thought Daisy had it after the first set and she came back from 5:1 down. Really enjoyable."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentAndy Grant bt Dave Jones (Dec 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to see you again, Dave, for your big comeback match!"  -- Andy
Jon Cook bt Catherine Clifton (Dec 21) 6-4, 6-1