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Collapse AllChristchurch Park, Ipswich Singles - Round 40 | Thursday 28 October 2021 to Wednesday 22 December 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 November 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Xin Chen 7.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Philippa Cowie [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rafa Alonso 10.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Zelma Green 9.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Avery Jackson 7.1 [W2] 4
  6. Josh Francis 9.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Joe Wells [L2] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRafa Alonso bt Zelma Green (Nov 28) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game on a cold morning after the storm yesterday. Every point could have gone either way and many games went to deuce a few times, really enjoy the game and I hope we play again soon, thanks, Zelma!"  -- Rafa
Reveal CommentAvery Jackson bt Zelma Green (Nov 27) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match in bright sunshine st Sproughton tennis club for our first meeting. Both players struggled with serves on the sunny side of the court. Quite a few duece games and was no walk in the park despite the scores. "  -- Avery
Reveal CommentPhilippa Cowie bt Zelma Green (Nov 22) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A cold day, but bright sunshine and competitive rallies meant that both players soon warmed up. Zelma immediately broke serve and held hers to lead from the off. Game three saw plenty of service practice as it swung back and forth between the two players for an unbelievable number of deuces. Pip was eventually able to hold and won the next to square up the set. Zelma broke away again, but Pip broke back and found some finishes to squeak the next few games and take the set. Christmas music floated over from the nearby building site as we started the second, and Zelma continued to play brilliant lobs and passing shots off the back foot. A lot of games to deuce again where the scoreline certainly didn't reflect play. Thanks for the game, Zelma"  -- Philippa
Reveal CommentXin Chen bt Josh Francis (Nov 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played in a cold afternoon and in a friendly sprit. Welcome to Kesgrave Tennis club, Josh."  -- Xin
Rafa Alonso bt Josh Francis (Nov 19) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentZelma Green bt Josh Francis (Nov 15) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Josh had travelled back from Herts to the match and it seemed he may not have quite got into court mode in the first set. The second was much more competitive with Josh pulling it back from 2-5 to go 6-5 up prior to a tie break deciding it. It wasn't long since I played Josh in the last round, I look forward to meeting again in a future one. Thanks. "  -- Zelma
Reveal CommentXin Chen bt Philippa Cowie (Nov 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another competitive match against Pip, Set-1 both hold serve at 3:3, Xin managed to break one crucial serve. Set-2 Xin was more consistent than Pip, at 5:1, Pip broke back with good play at net, at 5:2 Xin managed to hold serve. Quite a few games to deuces, and Pip came to net frequently. Another good game! Thanks."  -- Xin
Reveal CommentXin Chen bt Zelma Green (Nov 13) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played in a cloudy afternoon, it was second time playing against Zelma after almost 5 years, was tight first 4 games, broken servers, Xin was able to hold the rest games. 2nd set Zelma made a bit more unforced errors. Zelma suggested we play again in 5 years time, and promise it will be even more competitive games! ;-)) "  -- Xin
Reveal CommentPhilippa Cowie bt Joe Wells (Nov 11) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A great debut matchup on a still evening. Strong hitting from both players with Pip able to put away a few more balls to take the first set. Joe, however, carried the momentum he'd started to gain in his serve and shots into the second set, managing to get a couple of good runs of games to win the 2nd convincingly. Both were tired going into the third, but it was Pip who managed to hold serve after many deuces in the first game and saw the decider through. Thanks for the game."  -- Philippa
Reveal CommentAvery Jackson bt Philippa Cowie (Nov 7) 6-1, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable game of tennis with the league’s best returner of serves. The first set was a tough battle despite the score. In the second and at 5-3, Pip was on fire and it seems the fireworks had just begun or continued after Saturday night at Christchurch park, with Pip reeling off 4 straight games to take the second set 7-5. Pip continued in the third set and was leading 3-0 and winning most points at the net where she was unplayable on the night. Avery managed to pull out the big serves which worked in my favour on the night. There is no need for a gym membership with Pip in the league and playing as well as she did in a epic match that could have gone either way….."  -- Avery
Reveal CommentXin Chen bt Rafa Alonso (Nov 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played in a windy morning, very physical match against Rafa, Rafa got all the ball back, it was good games, a lot of very close games! "  -- Xin
Reveal CommentPhilippa Cowie bt Rafa Alonso (Nov 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A cool evening at Kesgrave Tennis Club, but we both warmed up well (once Rafa had found the entrance...I forget that it is quite hidden away!). Great running around at both ends, but I managed to win the critical points to see the match out. We even lost two balls over the fence in the process! Thanks, Rafa, and enjoy the rest of your games."  -- Philippa
Reveal CommentXin Chen bt Joe Wells (Oct 31) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played in sunny but windy condition. Joe is one of few left hand players, very wide angle serve. Very close first match and Joe may be a bit tired had more unforced error. Good match! Hope play again Joe. "  -- Xin