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Collapse AllKirklees Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 9 July 2020 to Wednesday 2 September 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 August 2020)

It was great to see friendly, competitive tennis return to the courts of Greenhead Park, Huddersfield and to welcome 3 new players to the league alongside lots of returning players. Engagement was high across the round with Group 1 getting all their matches played which is fantastic. Thanks for dusting off your rackets and supporting your local league and we hope to see you back in the next round!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Henry for winning Group 1 on his return to league action, notching up 6 wins to finish undefeated and 2 points clear of runner up Samuel. This was a high scoring and busy group with everyone getting all their matches played and earning midway bonus points for early scheduling which is a great effort. Samuel's only defeat was to Henry although lots of games went to deuce, while Jesuseun and Andrew had strong rounds too both winning 3 matches and their head to head was "a colossal contest"... great effort!

Final Rankings:

  1. Henry Berzins [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Samuel Barker [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jesuseun Jaiyesimi 10.1 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Stainton [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tom Chittenden [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Patrick Waddington 10.2 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Gary Mcbrien 10.1 [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHenry Berzins bt Gary Mcbrien (Aug 27) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very enjoyable match, Gary played very well and we had some good rallies. "  -- Henry
Patrick Waddington bt Gary Mcbrien (Aug 26) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentSamuel Barker bt Gary Mcbrien (Aug 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Had a lovely match in the morning sunshine against Gary. Perfect conditions are we had a fun match. Best of luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Samuel
Reveal CommentSamuel Barker bt Jesuseun Jaiyesimi (Aug 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match played in great spirits in the Yorkshire sunshine. Given over half of the games went to deuce, the scoreline does not really reflect how close this match was. I look forward to meeting again in a future league John!"  -- Samuel
Reveal CommentTom Chittenden bt Jesuseun Jaiyesimi (Aug 8) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Exhilarating morning's tennis in tropical temperatures! Some hotly contested points with lots of running on both sides. Very enjoyable, hope to play you again in the next round. Good luck for your remaining fixtures. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentHenry Berzins bt Jesuseun Jaiyesimi (Aug 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely weather and a lovely match. John is a lovely guy and a great tennis player. Lots of games going to deuce and some points were just lucky. A very enjoyable match!"  -- Henry
Reveal CommentPatrick Waddington bt Tom Chittenden (Aug 6) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "lots and lots of deuces"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentTom Chittenden bt Gary Mcbrien (Aug 3) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for tennis! Exciting rallies and deuces made for some great tennis. Nice to meet you Gary, good luck for the rest of your league matches. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentAndrew Stainton bt Patrick Waddington (Aug 3) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "great game with some hard fought long rallies and a rather nervy finish for me as Patrick came back from 4-2 down in the second set to being a point away from levelling at 5-5. "  -- Andrew

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJesuseun Jaiyesimi bt Andrew Stainton (Aug 1) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a colossal contest against Andrew. We pushed each other mentally, and the third set could have gone either way. Wishing you the best for the rest of your matches Andrew."  -- Jesuseun
Reveal CommentHenry Berzins bt Samuel Barker (Jul 30) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a great match to play, Sam is a very consistent and all round great player. We had some great rallies on a questionable court. Lots of the games went to deuce, Sam really made me work for this."  -- Henry
  • "Henry is a truly great player and, despite the scoreline, I really enjoyed this match. It's going to take an outstanding player to stop him! I hope we get to play again in the league in the future!" -- Samuel
Reveal CommentHenry Berzins bt Tom Chittenden (Jul 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score line does not represent the match at all. Tom had me running all over during points and we had some really good rallies. Tom is a great player and this was a great match."  -- Henry
  • "Taught a real lesson in quality tennis here from a cracking player. Great guy to boot, cheers for the game!" -- Tom
Reveal CommentSamuel Barker bt Patrick Waddington (Jul 28) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We definitely braved the elements for this match but it was very enjoyable, especially playing on very nice, freshly painted courts. Good luck with the rest of your matches Patrick!"  -- Samuel
Reveal CommentAndrew Stainton bt Tom Chittenden (Jul 28) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close game with lots of long rallies, most games seemed to go to deuce, played in typical Yorkshire summer conditions (cold and wet with an occasional glimpse of sunshine). Thanks for an enjoyable match."  -- Andrew
  • "Great game with some long rallies and endless deuces! Disappointed to lose from a set up but happy to concede that the better player won in the end. Good luck for the rest of the league!" -- Tom
Reveal CommentHenry Berzins bt Patrick Waddington (Jul 24) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This match was very enjoyable to play and Patrick is a very good player!"  -- Henry
Reveal CommentJesuseun Jaiyesimi bt Patrick Waddington (Jul 23) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fascinating match against Patrick. A closely contested battle, especially in the 2nd set, where Patrick grabbed an early lead. Patrick is a gracious competitor, and I’ve learned a lot from him."  -- Jesuseun
Reveal CommentSamuel Barker bt Andrew Stainton (Jul 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in some windy conditions. Second set was particularly close throughout. Best of luck in the rest of your matches!"  -- Samuel
Reveal CommentJesuseun Jaiyesimi bt Gary Mcbrien (Jul 22) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great match against a great opponent. The second set was closely contested, with very exciting rallies and exchanges at the net. Looking forward to more thrilling matches with Gary."  -- Jesuseun
Reveal CommentSamuel Barker bt Tom Chittenden (Jul 20) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match played in great spirits. The first set was closer than the scoreline suggests and the second set was really competitive from start to finish. I look forward to playing Tom again - thanks for a good evening of tennis!"  -- Samuel
  • "Great tennis with much endeavor on show from both players. Sam won shot of the day, night, week and tournament with an unbelievable 'tweener' that was so good that it even stopped other people playing on the court next to us as they stood in awe in the sunshine. Good luck for the rest of your league campaign. Cheers." -- Tom
Reveal CommentHenry Berzins bt Andrew Stainton (Jul 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very nice match to play, the score doesn’t represent the match at all. It was very good playing against Andrew."  -- Henry
Reveal CommentAndrew Stainton bt Gary Mcbrien (Jul 13) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Quite a few close games that could have gone either way, as I've had a bit more practice in the past few months it was a case of who made the least mistakes more than who played the most winners. Thanks Gary."  -- Andrew

Group Summary:

It was tight at the top of Group 2 with just a single point separating group champ Matthew from runner up Matt and both players winning 4 matches. Credit to Cara and Alena too for being the only players to schedule all 7 matches, and it was a great effort from Jonathan to play 5 matches sadly without a win this round. Sadly Charlie and Matthew's match was "marred by wet weather" which made it difficult to play their best, while Matthew and Cara also had to contend with poor light making it "difficult to spot the ball"... but fortunately it was "very challenging but very enjoyable too"!

Final Rankings:

  1. Matthew Strudwick 10.1 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Matt Terry [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Cara Anderson 10.2 [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alena Zueva [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Anatoli Zajac [W3] 6
  6. Peter Davis [W3, L2] 6
  7. Charlie Moore [W2, L3] 6
  8. Jonathan Ryan [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCharlie Moore bt Jonathan Ryan (Aug 31) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Match was played in a good spirit and many games went to deuce so a closer fought contest than the scoreline suggests. There wasn't a crowd watching but the drum and bass subwoofers were providing plenty of noise. Look forward to playing Jonathan again. "  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentCara Anderson bt Charlie Moore (Aug 30) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable, will fought game"  -- Cara
Reveal CommentCharlie Moore bt Matthew Strudwick (Aug 29) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played in a good spirit and closely contested with many close games. Unfortunately our encounter was mared by wet weather which made the conditions very challenging for us to play at our best. On a drier day the outcome might have been very different. I look forward to playing Matthew again...thanks for a good game of tennis."  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentMatthew Strudwick bt Cara Anderson (Aug 23) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very evenly matched encounter. Lots of long rallies as the match progressed. Breezy in the first set then drizzly and slippery later on. Not a very bright day - difficult to spot the ball. Very challenging but very enjoyable too."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentAnatoli Zajac bt Peter Davis (Aug 18) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very powerful player. Once over hitting was improved he was very strong. Good match."  -- Peter
Peter Davis bt Cara Anderson (Aug 18) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentPeter Davis bt Jonathan Ryan (Aug 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Pete has good power and accuracy on his volleys. Shame we started before the sun came out. Good match."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentMatt Terry bt Matthew Strudwick (Aug 9) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Matthew. Competitive match with long rallies. Enjoyed it!"  -- Matt
Reveal CommentMatthew Strudwick bt Peter Davis (Aug 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A lively game of tennis on a breezy day. Unfortunately neither of us played out best tennis. Several games went to deuce. Pete was hitting a bit long today - I probably won't be as fortunate next time round!"  -- Matthew
Anatoli Zajac bt Cara Anderson (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-1
Anatoli Zajac bt Alena Zueva (Jul 26) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentMatthew Strudwick bt Jonathan Ryan (Jul 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good fun afternoon of tennis with Jonathan. Deceptive score - many games went to deuce. Slightly breezy conditions. Jonathan is a consistent performer - gives a good challenge!"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatt Terry bt Alena Zueva (Jul 21) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Alena and a good match. Some tricky shots and there looked to be a come back on the cards early in the second set with some excellent net play from Alena. Look forward to playing again in future rounds. "  -- Matt
Reveal CommentAlena Zueva bt Jonathan Ryan (Jul 19) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Nice weather. Alena made it difficult to come to the net & we had some good rallies. Disappointed with myself since returning tbh "  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentMatt Terry bt Cara Anderson (Jul 19) 7-5, 3-2 Cara Anderson Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable and competitive match. Unfortunately due to injury, Cara had to retire in the 2nd set."  -- Matt

Match of the Group:

Alena Zueva bt Charlie Moore (Jul 18) 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (9-7)
Reveal CommentCara Anderson bt Jonathan Ryan (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see Jonathan again, and enjoyed the match"  -- Cara
Reveal CommentMatthew Strudwick bt Alena Zueva (Jul 16) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An entertaining afternoon of tennis. Alena is a tough competitor and wasn't afraid to approach the net and volley. The weather was warm but a little breezy during the first set - this made things difficult for us both. The second set was interrupted by a commotion court-side (two dogs in a scrap and their owners 'getting aggro' with each other) - but this didn't put us off our tennis. Lots of fun."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentPeter Davis bt Alena Zueva (Jul 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game .Nice to meet Alena. One very long game was interesting. About 20 deuces"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentMatt Terry bt Charlie Moore (Jul 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to be back on court & to meet Charlie! The score does not fairly reflect how competitive the match was with frequent deuce games. Very enjoyable tennis. "  -- Matt
Reveal CommentCara Anderson bt Alena Zueva (Jul 12) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to be back, and greatly enjoyed first match back with Alena. "  -- Cara