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Collapse AllGreenhead Park, Huddersfield Singles - Round 14 | Thursday 20 June 2019 to Wednesday 14 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 17 July 2019)

Over 80% of matches played which is excellent and judging by the commentaries and scores there were loads of great (and hot) matches. Thank you so much for your commitment to the league. Please do spread the word if you can. It would be great to keep up the numbers as we head into the late summer round!

Group Summary:

A great debut round from Waqar who didn't need any lessons about the value of getting matches scheduled early and earning those bonus points! With them, he was able to edge ahead of Paul and mitigate the loss of their head-to-head. So it is commiserations to Paul (one more match/win and the group was yours) and well done to our newest champ. Now, what is going to happen next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Waqar Azam 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Paul Green [W4] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Jacob Payne [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Patrick Waddington 10.2 [W1, L3] 3
  5. Andrew Stainton [W1, L3] 3
  6. Matt Terry [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPatrick Waddington bt Andrew Stainton (Aug 13) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The 6 2 , 6 2 bit looks easy - it wasn't!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPaul Green bt Patrick Waddington (Aug 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed the match against Patrick and he brought out the best in me, which I needed to beat him. We had three seasons all in the same match, both of us slipping at one point, but I managed to win out when a comeback was likely."  -- Paul
Andrew Stainton bt Matt Terry (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentPaul Green bt Jacob Payne (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Jake played really well and the score flattered me. His serve wasn’t firing, he said, and if it was and some of the close games gone his was, it might have been a very different story. I look forward to playing him again."  -- Paul
  • "Paul was the better man today, he was solid and consistent and I really struggled to put anything together and didn’t do my self any justice. He was a deserving winner. Hopefully we will have an opportunity to play again and I can make a better account of myself, I think next time we’ll have a lot closer match. Well done to Paul and good luck with your remaining games in the league," -- Jake
Reveal CommentPaul Green bt Waqar Azam (Jul 17) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Waqar played really well, neutralising everything I threw at him and sending it back with spin. A close second set that could have gone either way, but I edged it with a late break and service hold to win out."  -- Paul

Match of the Group:

Waqar Azam bt Patrick Waddington (Jul 16) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentPaul Green bt Andrew Stainton (Jul 13) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Andrew played well once he’d got a handle on my serve. In fact, from the third game of the second set we traded breaking each other’s serve so it could have been much closer. I enjoyed it!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJacob Payne bt Patrick Waddington (Jul 9) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Had a very enjoyable evenings tennis with Patrick, a really good game with some great rallies and some brilliant points. lots of really tight games which went the distance a lot of the time. very muggy conditions made us both have to work a bit harder and he had me running around the court for the majority of the match. Good luck to Patrick for the remainder of his match in the group, I’m sure he’ll be picking up some wins in the group. very enjoyable match and happy to get over the line in this one. "  -- Jacob
Reveal CommentJacob Payne bt Matt Terry (Jul 3) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Matt tonight on a very warm evening . closer than the score suggests, felt we both were suffering from a bit of court rust. Glad to get up and ready running and wish Matt the best with his remaining match’s in the league. "  -- Jacob
Reveal CommentWaqar Azam bt Matt Terry (Jul 1) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the match played in a good spirit. I was a bit rusty and Waqar was consistent throughout. Look forward to future matches," -- Matt
Waqar Azam bt Andrew Stainton (Jun 29) 7-5, 6-0
Waqar Azam bt Jacob Payne (Jun 23) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Group Summary:

Often tennis is about the way you match up against another player, and in this group Peter clearly had the game to challenge Jesuseun and his lead at the top of the table! But for the most part, this was Jesuseun's round and he wins the group on points and as the player with the most wins overall. A very nice group and everyone who played more than one match got at least one win!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jesuseun Jaiyesimi 10.1 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Peter Melhuish [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Steve Redfern [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mark Ludlam [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Neil Banks [W2, L1] 4
  6. Lewis Holdsworth [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJesuseun Jaiyesimi bt Neil Banks (Aug 9) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing match against Neil. Cracking forehand passing shots, and a ramping up of the backhand in a second set that could have gone either way. #EpicBattle."  -- Jesuseun
Reveal CommentNeil Banks bt Steve Redfern (Aug 3) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very close game throughout, matched score for score in the first set. Scoreline in the second unfair on Steve, most games went to deuce"  -- Neil
Reveal CommentNeil Banks bt Peter Melhuish (Aug 2) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game played in good spirit. The scoreline was harsh on Peter and not representative of the match, each game was very close with lots going to deuce "  -- Neil
Steve Redfern bt Peter Melhuish (Jul 14) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentJesuseun Jaiyesimi bt Steve Redfern (Jul 13) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing match with Steve. Unbelievable rallies, and some cracking forehand passing shots from Steve."  -- Jesuseun
Reveal CommentSteve Redfern bt Mark Ludlam (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We were fighting against a little wind and the blinding sun on one side of the court but good fun. Always a great game against mark, looking forward to our rematch. "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentJesuseun Jaiyesimi bt Mark Ludlam (Jul 4) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An amazing contest. Mark is both a great competitor and a consummate gentleman."  -- Jesuseun

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPeter Melhuish bt Jesuseun Jaiyesimi (Jun 27) 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Exciting match thus far. My racquet ended up in a tree in the second set!"  -- Jesuseun
Reveal CommentMark Ludlam bt Peter Melhuish (Jun 27) 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A three hour epic battle in rising temperatures, which went to the wire. It was a very evenly matched game which I just took on a third set tie break. We had some cracking rallies and a lot of winning shots. Overall it was a very enjoyable (although quite draining at the end) match which was played in an excellent sprit - Cheers Peter and welcome to the league "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentPeter Melhuish bt Lewis Holdsworth (Jun 20) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for a very enjoyable game."  -- Peter

Group Summary:

A great demonstration here of why bonus points can be so important but also how winning tennis can come out trumps in the end! Matthew, Andrew and Khurrum all tied on ten points, partly because Matthew was the only one of the tree not to have claimed bonus points. But Matthew beat the others in their head-to-heads so he won't be denied the group crown! Andrew just edged ahead of Khurrum in their match to claim the silver this time. Here's to the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Matthew Strudwick 10.1 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Andrew Dubaj-Downs 10.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Khurrum Saeed 7.2 [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Cara Anderson 10.2 [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. JP Ram [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jonathan Ryan [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Imran Basser [W2, L3] 4

Match Results:

Reveal CommentImran Basser bt Jonathan Ryan (Aug 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Unorthodox serve from Imran, very disappointed with my own performance. "  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentMatthew Strudwick bt Imran Basser (Aug 3) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A gruelling encounter in some warm sunshine. Imran is a strong new player and has plenty of tricky shots at his disposal. Relived to close-out the 1st set well and start the 2nd set well too. A close contest."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentKhurrum Saeed bt Imran Basser (Jul 28) 6-1, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "I have really enjoyed playing tennis match with Imran and plus it is our first meeting in the 14th Single Rounds Of Local Tennis League Tournament in Greenhead Park, Huddersfield . I have enjoyed my own performance on Serves, volley and forehand and backhand returners throughout every game but first set is 6-1, second set is 7-6 and tie-break is (7-5). "  -- Khurrum
Reveal CommentKhurrum Saeed bt Cara Anderson (Jul 27) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I have really enjoyed playing tennis match with Cara. I have enjoyed my own performance on Serves, volley and forehand and backhand returners throughout every game but the first set is 6-2, second set is 6-1."  -- Khurrum
Reveal CommentImran Basser bt Cara Anderson (Jul 26) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great long match on a nice summer evening with long rallies. Cara really put me to the test until the last minute of the match. "  -- Imran
Reveal CommentMatthew Strudwick bt Jonathan Ryan (Jul 26) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to get this match completed as the clouds were looking grey and the courts were busy. Jonathan was unlucky not to get on the scoreboard. I was pleased to be serving well today."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentAndrew Dubaj-Downs bt Imran Basser (Jul 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match played on a lovely sunny evening. Some brilliant shots from Imran and lots of deuces! "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentMatthew Strudwick bt Khurrum Saeed (Jul 21) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I have really enjoyed playing tennis match with Matthew . I have enjoyed my own performance throughout the first set is 3-6, second set is 2-6."  -- Khurrum
Reveal CommentMatthew Strudwick bt Andrew Dubaj-Downs (Jul 18) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A bright and slightly breezy summer evening of tennis. Very close first set. Good number of winners from both players. Great opponent."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentJP Ram bt Cara Anderson (Jul 16) 0-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Cara played very well as usual. I was trying to serve fast with few hit and miss in the first set. I was happy when it worked with few aces and service winners. I was able to control better in the second and third set and able to get away with few errors from Cara.. An enjoyable match.."  -- JP
Reveal CommentAndrew Dubaj-Downs bt Jonathan Ryan (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in lovely weather conditions. Jonathan played some great shots and just kept getting better and better as the match went on. Quite a number of games went to deuce. "  -- Andrew
Jonathan Ryan bt JP Ram (Jul 14) Walkover
Reveal CommentJP Ram bt Khurrum Saeed (Jul 7) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "I have really enjoyed playing tennis match with Ram I have enjoyed my own performance throughout the first set is 2-6, second set 6-3 and third set is 6-7 and a tie break (3-7)."  -- Khurrum
  • "I am happy that I am able to serve some aces down the line and few service winners. It was a very good and close match with Khurram," -- JP
Reveal CommentMatthew Strudwick bt Cara Anderson (Jul 5) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match in some changeable weather conditions."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentCara Anderson bt Jonathan Ryan (Jul 5) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Jonathan came back strongly in the second set with some good winning shots"  -- Cara
Reveal CommentAndrew Dubaj-Downs bt JP Ram (Jul 4) 7-6 (8-6), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with JP. We both fought hard with many games going to deuce. "  -- Andrew
  • "Good match with Andy. I am back after a break. Happy to pace my game slowly and thoroughly enjoyed," -- JP
Reveal CommentCara Anderson bt Andrew Dubaj-Downs (Jul 3) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "very tough, enjoyable match in very hot conditions"  -- Cara

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndrew Dubaj-Downs bt Khurrum Saeed (Jun 23) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I have really enjoyed playing tennis match with Andy . I have enjoyed my own performance throughout the first set is 4-6, second set is 6-2 and third set is 3-6"  -- Khurrum
Reveal CommentKhurrum Saeed bt Jonathan Ryan (Jun 22) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I have really enjoyed playing tennis match with Jonathan since the last time he has done better then our pervious meetings and also Jonathan has improved a lot in every game. I have enjoyed my own performance throughout the first set is 6-4, second set is 3-6 and third set is 6-2 "  -- Khurrum