£18.00

Collapse AllChristchurch Park, Ipswich Singles - Round 34 | Thursday 9 January 2020 to Wednesday 4 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 February 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Avery Jackson 7.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Daniel Peck [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Marcus Sheaff [W2, L1] 4
  4. Matthew Last [W1, L2] 3
  5. Stuart Horrex 8.2 [W1, L3] 3
  6. Xin Chen 7.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStuart Horrex bt Xin Chen (Feb 21) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Decided best place to play was CCP with the weather a bit iffy, this was a good move as it gave us good shelter from the wind. 1st set was a very competitive long one with both players hitting good shots and trading games/breaks of serves, many games going all the way, Stuart played an aggressive goof tie break to command it and take the set. 2nd set Stuart continued with his good form moving Xin around the court and importantly returning serve very well which was probably the telling factor in the result. Great game played in good spirit, thanks. "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentMatthew Last bt Stuart Horrex (Feb 18) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great couple of sets played in a great spirit. Most of the match followed the bizarre pattern of each player winning two games in a row which saw me see out a tight first set 6v4. Second set followed the same format until I til ruined it by winning three in a row only for Stuart to dig deep and string together a series of impressive games to level the set at 5v5. 11th game of the set finally saw me get a passing shot passed Stuart who had been a brick wall all game at the net bouncing back all volleys with interest. This plus abit of help from another lucky net cord (only the five in total!!!) set up the chance for me to serve out the set and win 7v5"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentDaniel Peck bt Marcus Sheaff (Feb 14) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Both players started very well and half an hour had passed with the score only 2-2 following multiple deuces in every game. This pattern continued throughout the match and it's amazing the scoreline did not read closer by the end. Marcus served very well throughout and there were many well played aggressive points and long tactical rallies helped by playing under the floodlit dome at Stowmarket. The 2nd set could have gone either way after Marcus almost came back from 1-4 down to trail 3-5 before Daniel edged another very close game to finish what was a fiery but fair and physically exhausting match in just over 2 hours. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentAvery Jackson bt Stuart Horrex (Feb 8) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Both players struggled in the first set but Avery managed to play well on the important points to close out the first. The second was more competitive as Stuart regain his form and the match could have gone to a third set with Avery running out of steam but managing to hang on to close out the second set......"  -- Avery
Reveal CommentMarcus Sheaff bt Avery Jackson (Feb 2) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Neither of us could hold serve for much of this match. At 4-5 on my serve I stood on the edge of the precipice at 0-40. I hit my second serve onto the outside edge of the service box for an ace which avery called out at first but then showed great sportsmanship and gave me two serves after a review when he said he wasn't sure it was out and I was sure it was in. I went on to take the game to draw level at 5-5. Avery was 6-5 and I had to stand firm again to take it to an inevitable tie-break to separate us. We were nip and tuck upto 5-5 when I perfectly judged a drop shot that just cleared the net and at last stole the set from Averys grasp. I had the momentum after this 90 minute toe-to toe battle of tennis and nerve which decided the match"  -- Marcus
Reveal CommentDaniel Peck bt Xin Chen (Feb 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The windy conditions made things difficult for us but there many good rallies despite this. Xin got off to a great start breaking serve and holding to take a 2-0 lead. I recovered and managed to win the next 7 games in a row with Xin 30-0 and 40-0 in several of these games. I certainly had the luck of the net cord in my favour this afternoon. The 2nd set was another close one but I was able to get a vital bit of breathing space to go 4-2 and then 5-2 up with plenty of deuce games played. I then served out to complete the win on the 3rd match point. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentAvery Jackson bt Matthew Last (Jan 26) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another great game of tennis with both players serving and covering the court well in the opening set. Avery managed to stay focused to close out the first set. The second set was one way traffic with Matt playing consistently throughout with excellent serves and shorter rallies closing out the set in 20 minutes. The third set saw both players struggling and failing to hold serves as the wind picked up in a bright and quiet day at Christchurch Park. At 3-3 in the third set Avery managed to break serve and close out the set. A very close match with both players winning 13 games each out of the 26 games played. Thoroughly enjoyable match...," -- Avery
Reveal CommentAvery Jackson bt Daniel Peck (Jan 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match to start the new year. Daniel was in great form so I knew I had to start well. At 3-3 in the first Daniel serves dipped and Avery managed to break his serves and hold out to win the set. The second set was a bit of the same. An enjoyable game of tennis played in good spirit."  -- Avery
Reveal CommentDaniel Peck bt Matthew Last (Jan 12) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was as much of a battle against the elements as much as each other! Wind, rain and a blinding sunshine at one end made conditions difficult for both throughout. I started off serving very well and led 3-0 before Matt pulled a game back. A consistent first set saw me through 6-1 with few unforced errors which I knew was vital to have any chance. Matt got off to a great start in the 2nd taking a 3-0 lead before I used the sun to my advantage with some high deep balls to recover and lead 4-3. At 4-4 the match was anyone's but I managed to sneak over the line before Matt could push it to a decider. Some very good points despite the conditions. "  -- Daniel
Marcus Sheaff bt Stuart Horrex (Jan 10) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Current Rankings:

  1. Philippa Cowie [W2, L1] 5
  2. Pradeep Rajakumar [W2, L1] 4
  3. Chris Smith [W1] withdrawn 2
  4. David Sendall 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  5. Zelma Green 9.1 [L2] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPradeep Rajakumar bt David Sendall (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive sets. The scores don't really do justice to the level of games we played. A lot of deuce games and I was a bit cheeky to get quite a few net shots falling in David's court. Good conditions for this season and a great way to start the day."  -- Pradeep
Reveal CommentPhilippa Cowie bt Pradeep Rajakumar (Feb 7) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An extended warm up ensured that the glorious sunshine melted the remaining ice that greeted us on court. Match started in a familiar pattern from the last meet with breaks of serve from both players. Pradeep warmed up quickly hitting winner after winner to build a 3-1 lead. Pip fought back to level the score and the breaks kept coming on serve to bring this set to a tiebreak finale: a very competitive start to the match. Second set started no different, with Pip able to build the lead this time with winners of her own and errors creeping in on Pradeep's side. Service games were held by Pip to see the match out. Overall standings are 1-1 in matches and 2-2 in sets, couldn't be closer! Thanks, Pradeep (maybe play a decider before you go?)"  -- Philippa
Philippa Cowie bt Zelma Green (Jan 29) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentPradeep Rajakumar bt Zelma Green (Jan 26) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great first game of round 34 on a decent Sunday evening, not too cold, just about right conditions for this season. Both of us fought hard for our points. It could have gone either way."  -- Pradeep
Reveal CommentDavid Sendall bt Philippa Cowie (Jan 26) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a fantastic match. Some really good tennis and ridiculous retrievals on both sides. Philippa is quick around the court, so hitting clean winners is tricky. Despite me taking the first game, Philippa pretty much walked the first set. The were flashes from me, but nothing sustained. The second set scoreline is probably unjust and doesn't tell the story of a number of deuces and no love games. The third set seemed to be heading Philippa's way as she raced into a 4-1 lead. I managed to take 5 games in a row to complete an unlikely comeback. All the games in the third set were tight, with yet more deuce games with some games having at least 5 deuces in them. Great match. Well played Philippa."  -- David
Reveal CommentChris Smith bt David Sendall (Jan 11) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "David played some good shots, hes very quick across the court."  -- Chris

Current Rankings:

  1. Peter Haystead [W4] 8
  2. Ryan Squirrell [W2, L1] 4
  3. John Barrett 10.2 [L1]
  4. Allan Santos [L2]
  5. Ashley Miller 10.1 [L2]

Match Results:

Peter Haystead bt John Barrett (Feb 21) Walkover
Peter Haystead bt Allan Santos (Feb 13) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentRyan Squirrell bt Allan Santos (Feb 8) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with some long rallies and lots of deuce points. Many thanks for the game Alan"  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentRyan Squirrell bt Ashley Miller (Feb 3) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match with the first set being around 45 mins and very close at time - thanks Ashley"  -- Ryan
Peter Haystead bt Ryan Squirrell (Jan 20) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0
Peter Haystead bt Ashley Miller (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-4