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Collapse AllChristchurch Park, Ipswich Singles - Round 39 | Thursday 19 August 2021 to Wednesday 13 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 September 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Anthony Tolman [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Avery Jackson 7.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Charlie Law [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Matthew Last [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Daniel Peck [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Xin Chen 7.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Philippa Cowie [L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Stuart Horrex 8.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Brian Todd 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAnthony Tolman bt Matthew Last (Sep 14) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I will keep this short as I have lost all energy! it was a great match, gruelling at points, and tricky because of the wet courts... both Matt and I nearly injured ourselves quite heavily at different points using our clay court slides but on the hard courts of Sax! I managed to edge it but it could have gone either way!"  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentMatthew Last bt Stuart Horrex (Sep 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to somehow fit this match in in-between the showers on a gloomy Tuesday morning. Enjoyable match as ever with Stuart with plenty of top rallies and some excellent passing shots from Stuart. Cheers Stuart for driving down to Saxmundham for the match. "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Last bt Philippa Cowie (Sep 13) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic battle in warm conditions at Kesgrave. Pip started off the livelier with lightning quick movement and ever consistent great depth putting myself under immense pressure leading to error after error. This resulted in a fairly comfortable set for Pip who ended up winning the first set 6v4. With a change of racket and balls I managed to finally get a foothold of the match winning the next two sets 6v2. Scoreline pretty flattering on my part as only real difference was a few more cheap points on my serve, rallies we're pretty 50/50 once the ball was in play. Thanks Pip for supplying the court and balls and well done on winning the first set with some exceptional court coverage. "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentXin Chen bt Philippa Cowie (Sep 12) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played in humid afternoon, apart from that weather was almost perfect. Pippa started well by leading 2:0, then I managed to level up, and finally broke Pippa serve and hold mine for first set. Similar story for set 2, at 4:4 Pippa hold the serve and I was exhausted, could not hold my game. Lucky I had prepared 2 bananas (lesson learnt from playing Daniel), and I managed to gain some strength, and won 3rd set. "  -- Xin
Reveal CommentAvery Jackson bt Daniel Peck (Sep 11) 0-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Dan had indicated before the start that he had been watching Emma and Novak but I was in shock after his first set performance. He was serving and hitting well on both sides and I struggled to get a look in. I would have been off the court and in the locker room earlier if Dan had kept us his intensity. At 3-3 in the second I was gifted with three double faults from Dan and managed to pull ahead in the second and to close out. In the third it was another close battle with Dan showing great form right to the end. Another enjoyable and exhausting match played in great spirit as always."  -- Avery
Reveal CommentAnthony Tolman bt Philippa Cowie (Sep 7) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "After the club morning arrived mid first game and proceeded to move around behind the court, we decided to move on to the far end court that we had booked to completed the match... after the initial heckling and mock grunting noises made by the local builders we settled in to it :) Pip took the first 2 games to 30 and 15 and we had some good baseline exchanges, I managed to edge the set 6-2, and was feeling fairly confident in my shots by that point. Although it was a struggle with the sun there was very little wind and absolutely lovely conditions. Pip played good baseline play, and served consistently, also in the latter stages mixing her game up coming to the net forcing me to go for my shots. It was most enjoyable! :) "  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentDaniel Peck bt Philippa Cowie (Sep 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another close match against Pippa played under the floodlights at Kesgrave. Pip got off to a good start going 2-1 and then 3-2 up before I levelled at 3-3. We then had to change court which seemed to change my fortunes a bit taking the next 3 games for the set before breaking the strings on my racket, which actually helped my play become a little more consistent in the rallies going 3-0 up in the 2nd. Pip fought back to 5-3 playing some lovely shots but I managed to hold out, helped by some useful serves at the right times. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Peck bt Xin Chen (Sep 4) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played in ideal conditions at Kesgrave, this was my first game for a few weeks and it certainly felt like it, feeling very drained after only a few games. I lead 2-0 and then 4-2 but Xin also reeled off 2 games in a row twice to make it 2-2 then 4-4 and ultimately a tie-break was a fair way to decide the first set. The second set was another tight one with Xin timing his double-handed backhand to perfection on numerous occasions and getting many first serves in which resulted in a deserved set win. The 3rd set started close again but reducing the unforced error count really helped see me through a very tough match which lasted 3hrs not including the warm up, ouch! "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentAnthony Tolman bt Stuart Horrex (Sep 3) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Had a good hit in light winds but with bright sunshine! Most enjoyable!"  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentAvery Jackson bt Charlie Law (Aug 30) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Charlie had an impressive run of 7-8 straight sets games coming into this match and showed great form and resilience in the first set. Slight drizzle at Grundisburgh during the early morning but we managed to play for an hour before the tie break decider. The second set was a bit of the same with good hitting and long rallies until our neighbour decided it was time to mow his lawn and the unforced errors started to creep in. Nevertheless, an enjoyable and exhausting game with an opponent who should win group one if not this time around, in the near future ......."  -- Avery
Reveal CommentCharlie Law bt Brian Todd (Aug 29) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Close first set and close second set but I got lucky at the important points best wishes!"  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentAvery Jackson bt Xin Chen (Aug 28) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The weatherman forecast was for British barbecue weather on a day when we had a bit of everything. That did not stop Xin and I from enjoying another good day of tennis. The wind played its part and Xin was more affected with few more unforced errors than.in previous matches. An enjoyable game despite the mistake in the forecast now off to get our barbecue meal from out local restaurant."  -- Avery
Reveal CommentCharlie Law bt Stuart Horrex (Aug 25) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Although we appeared to arrive to play tennis shortly after the rest of Ipswich, we were lucky that some fellows left early on, and hence we set upon their court with an appetite for tennis. From the outset, it was clear it would be a close game with long rallies as we were both pretty happy to sit at the back of the court and throw it back and forth. In the end I believe my regular playing came out on top as Stuart has been off with a knee injury for quite a while. He made some truly tremendous passing shots though all the same. All the best Stuart, hope to you play you again. "  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentCharlie Law bt Philippa Cowie (Aug 23) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A light wind gently lilted through Kesgrave Sports Centre on a rather dreary day in Suffolk. Holiday-making Brits stuck in the UK this year curse these overcast days, but for the keen tennis player it really is lovely. The first set was a pitter/patter set of mishits with some truly dreadful points given away by both sides. However when we cracked open both our sets of free Slazenger balls from the league afore and snorted that sweet glue-rubber fragrance, we found a new lease of life and were spinning and winning those angles like top tennis pros. Unfortunately Pip fell and grazed her knee and possibly that was the reason I came out on top in a close match with long rallies. "  -- Charlie

Current Rankings:

  1. Alfie Harries [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Kieran Perez [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mark Scott 8.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Josh Francis 9.2 [W3, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Bill Garside [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ashley Miller 10.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Zelma Green 9.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Kieran Moore [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  9. David Mann [L1] withdrawn
  10. Tiago Perdigao

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlfie Harries bt David Mann (Sep 13) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match! I probably served better than I ever have right out of the gate which I felt a bit bad about - i think we worked out that I had to hit 1 second serve in the entire first set. In the 2nd David started to play really well and get some good returns off the first serve and was killing me on some great drop shots, going up 2-1. I went back to the base line rallying and managed to close it out, but a good match and a nice bloke to chat with and it was really good spirited. "  -- Alfie
Reveal CommentKieran Perez bt Bill Garside (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Bill! What a top bloke. Covered some serious ground throughout both sets and we had some really good rallies. First set scoreline certainly flatters me, but probably not a fair reflection on that set. Bill has a killer drop shot, when it works it spins a ton and I couldn’t get near it. Great game. "  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentZelma Green bt Josh Francis (Sep 13) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "I got off to a strong start in the first but couldn't quite close it with Josh pulling three back at five love prior to a slighlty jammy net shot securing the set for me. The second set was rather different with Josh storming to a 5-2 lead before a stern internal monologue and my clawing it back to take the second 7-5. Thanks for the match Josh."  -- Zelma
Reveal CommentKieran Perez bt Zelma Green (Sep 10) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Another great game. Zelma battled well, we had some great games taking us to nearly 1 hour 30 minutes. Zelma went 1-0 up in the first, but I managed to claw the remaining games to win 6-1. The second set was far tighter tho, with scores tied at 3 games each, Zelma took a 5-3 lead but again I managed to claw back the next couple of games. Tie break ensued and I managed to just secure the victory of the second set. Zelma has a great serve and gets around the court so well! Great game. "  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentAlfie Harries bt Zelma Green (Sep 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, Zelma went up 3 games to 0 in the first set and was playing great. Her serve was huge and going in alot which i was struggling with. I started trying to push her to the back of the court and then go go for drop shots which i'm usually rubbish at but today were working really well. Overall though a great game and really competitive "  -- Alfie
Reveal CommentBill Garside bt Ashley Miller (Sep 5) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match, played over two sessions. Nothing to choose between us..Thanks Ash!"  -- Bill
Reveal CommentKieran Perez bt Ashley Miller (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Ashley came out of the blocks firing and went 1-0 up but after some really long games, not so long rallies but many deuce games I managed to go 1 set up. Similar start in the 2nd set with an incredibly long game at 2-1 that lasted at least 10 minutes, both players having multiple opportunities to secure the game. Such a big game to lose for either player, the rest of the set was completed with many games going the distance. A harsh Scoreline on Ashley but a great match. Ashley covered some serious miles on the court and showed great character throughout. "  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentAlfie Harries bt Mark Scott (Sep 1) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game, Mark was killing me at the net and moving really well, i managed to get alot of points on my serve and edged ahead in the base-line rallies. Great match though, almost every game was very close and competitive"  -- Alfie
Reveal CommentJosh Francis bt Kieran Moore (Aug 31) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with some long rallies and was offense against defence, fortunately for me the defensive style allowed me to come out on top. Thanks for the match Kieran."  -- Josh
Reveal CommentKieran Perez bt Alfie Harries (Aug 31) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 7-6 (15-13)

Player Comments:

  • "Wow. What a game. First set, Alfie had a blistering start to go 5-1 up. I managed to claw the remaining games back and a tie break ensued. After some long deep rallies, Alfie went 4-0 up and wasn’t going to lose the first set. Second set was marginally quicker but with so many games going the distance. I secured the second set despite a certain court violation, otherwise known as a ‘strop’ (sorry mate). Final set, Alfie took a strong lead but I managed to claw it back to yet another tie break, momentum was swinging throughout. After about 5 match points each, and some seriously good returns the thoroughly enjoyable match ended 15-13. A seriously competitive game, Alfie really does have all the shots! Great fun and a lovely chap! "  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentJosh Francis bt Ashley Miller (Aug 30) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Ashley in overcast conditions. It was a combination of some amazing shots but lots of unforced errors too at critical moments in the match. It was very closely fought with Ashley really putting pressure on me in the second set for a tie break. Thanks for the match Ashley."  -- Josh
Reveal CommentMark Scott bt Kieran Moore (Aug 27) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect evening at ccp. First match with Kieron , and I'm pleased to win it,due largely to unforced errors. Kieron has a lot of power and potential and as he's getting back into tennis, his game will undoubtedly improve. Thanks for the game, and good luck in the rest of the round."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentJosh Francis bt Bill Garside (Aug 27) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An excellent match, that was extremely hard fought. Some of the longest rallies I have ever played and some really good shots thrown in the mix. Thanks for the match Bill."  -- Josh
Reveal CommentKieran Perez bt Josh Francis (Aug 26) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Incredibly breezy day on the court. Some seriously good rallies. A great workout, and what a great server! "  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentMark Scott bt Josh Francis (Aug 24) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The sun was out, so were the caps , and the game was on. I played Josh once before, and knew his youthful energy would be a factor. Fortunately for me,Josh made more errors than I did, and I managed to take the match in 2 sets. Thanks for the match Josh."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Scott bt Bill Garside (Aug 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "2md meeting with Bill, in what is effectively group2/3. The match was played in overcast conditions, which was welcome as we started at 10.30a.m., so no sun in the eyes! The first set rattled by as did the second, with a few deuce games. Overall, it was a competitive workout, so thanks Bill, and enjoy the rest of the round."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAshley Miller bt Kieran Moore (Aug 21) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great morning for tennis with light cloud, sunshine & a gentle breeze, on a single (well-kept-secret) public court in Shotley Gate. This was the players’ first league encounter, although they had played a friendly the previous week. Ashley broke serve initially on the way to a 2-0 lead, after which Kieran held serve & the competitiveness kicked in all the way to 5-5, with plenty of powerful baseline rallies, a handful of drop shots… and a few off the wood of the racket! At 5-5 Ashley managed to break serve once again, before finally holding serve to close out the set on the hour. The 2nd set was of similar quality, albeit lasting only half the time, which was a shame, as Kieran’s serve was just starting to fire on all cylinders."  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentAlfie Harries bt Josh Francis (Aug 20) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game, we had some really good base line rallies and Josh was hitting some great slices and deep forehands that were winning him alot of points. Luckily the serve was working today for me (Alfie) and i managed to win alot of points on it. Overall really good match though and a hell of a workout with rallies frequently hitting 10+ shots."  -- Alfie
Reveal CommentAlfie Harries bt Ashley Miller (Aug 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Had some really close games that stayed at deuce for a while, so the score didn't really reflect the competition in many of the games. I think lots of recent game experience helped me (Alfie) see out the close games. I think if we'd played this match later in the round where the recent match experience would have been more balanced, the score would have been far closer as when Ashley was making his shots they were deep and with pace."  -- Alfie