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Collapse AllChristchurch Park, Ipswich Singles - Round 51 | Thursday 18 January 2024 to Wednesday 13 March 2024 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 February 2024)

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Matthew Last 4 4 0 2 14 WWWW
2 MARIUS MALINESCU 4 4 0 0 12 WWWW
3 Philippa Ward 5 3 2 0 11 WLWW
4 Nicholas Anthony 5 2 3 0 9 WLWL
5 Matthew Walczak 5 1 4 0 7 LLLL
6 Elio Laranjinha 5 0 5 2 7 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPhilippa Ward bt Elio Laranjinha (Mar 12) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A rather soggy court greeted us at Kesgrave, but with higher temperatures than of late we were both keen for our match. Elio had improved since last time we played and was much more confident in his shots. We had some great points and close games with Elio nearly breaking me for a second time in the first set. I was able to find my stride to close out this very enjoyable match. Thanks, Elio!"  -- Philippa
Reveal CommentNicholas Anthony bt Elio Laranjinha (Mar 9) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nick and Elio played out an enjoyable match at Copleston. Elio has improved a lot since our last meeting and broke Nick’s opening serve with some clever drop shots. Nick slowly gained control and his greater experience in the conditions helped him to cope better in the swirling wind to take the first set 6-2. Elio hit some good shots in the second set without transferring them into games and Nick took the second set 6-0. The conditions made it less enjoyable and testing but Elio can be pleased with his improvement in a very tough group."  -- Nicholas
MARIUS MALINESCU bt Matthew Walczak (Mar 9) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentMARIUS MALINESCU bt Nicholas Anthony (Mar 8) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a close match, Nick was in front in both sets 53 and 52 but the match ended 7575 .See you next round"  -- MARIUS
Reveal CommentNicholas Anthony bt Matthew Walczak (Feb 24) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nick and Matt played out a match closer than the score suggests at a sunny Copleston. Matt started well, matching Nick in rallies but was unable to convert winners and that was the story of the set as Nick raced to a 6-0 win. It was a different, more confident Matt in the second set. He improved his serve accuracy and picked out some ground shot winners to take a 3-1 lead. But Nick’s heavier forehands and backhand slices dragged him back and into a 4-3 lead. Matt had game points to level at 4-4 on his serve but Nick again frustrated him with another break and served out to 15 to win the match. Matt is improving all the time and future matches will only get tougher. Well played Matt, thanks for an enjoyable game."  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentMatthew Last bt Philippa Ward (Feb 23) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evenings tennis under the lights at Kesgrave. Pushed back 24 hours after yesterday's downpour, an annoyingly timed quick shower typically made for pretty slippery conditions. Didn't dampen the quality though with both players playing great tennis. Flattering scoreline as plenty of deuces and plenty of quality points from Pip, with her passing shots being lethal (in fact I can't remember winning a point at the net). "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentPhilippa Ward bt Matthew Walczak (Feb 20) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great evening at Kesgrave for our second match, Matt had played a few times at Kesgrave now, both in and outside of the league and had much more consistency than when we last met. Difference was in finishes with Pip managing to get the ball over and in on the big points. Matt had break points in the first set that he wasn't able to convert. He made up for this in the second set by saving multiple match points on his own and Pip's serve to a scoreline more fitting of the play. Thanks for another good battle and see you next round"  -- Philippa
MARIUS MALINESCU bt Elio Laranjinha (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentMatthew Last bt Nicholas Anthony (Feb 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A rare morning of sunshine was enjoyably used with Nick traveling up to Saxmundham for our first singles match in probably around four/five years (many league doubles meetings though in-between that time!). Always a tough player to compete with thanks to wicked spin, big net skimming forehands and crafty matchplay made for an intriguing start to the match with three breaks of serve in as many games to kick off the set. I'd be the first to hold before opening up abit more with the forehand to start spraying the ball around opening up the winners. Flattering scoreline with plenty of top rallies making for an enjoyable morning of tennis "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentPhilippa Ward bt Nicholas Anthony (Feb 11) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A surprisingly warm and calm day for this match where we both opted for shorts and t-shirt before too long. Serves were broken on both sides until Pip managed to hold and break again to go 4-2 up. Nick broke back again before Pip went up again to 5-3 and served for the set. Not able to convert again with a few extra errors and Nick finding the angles and the lines to earn a tie-break. Pip got an early jump to lead 5-0 but on the change of ends, Nick recovered again to bring it back to 6-6. Nick hitting the ball long to tip it Pip's way. Pip started strong in the 2nd set, breaking Nick convincingly before being equally matched with a break back. Games progressed evenly with Pip managing to serve it out at 5-4 to win the match. Thanks, Nick"  -- Philippa
Reveal CommentMARIUS MALINESCU bt Philippa Ward (Feb 4) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We played our match at Kesgrave club from 1 pm in windy conditions.Pip started better the first set, put pressure on my backhand and also she was very inspired at the net so after a good start Pip was leading with 51 .I managed to defend better my backhand and also I improved my passing shots so I came back and managed to win with 7562.A close match with good hitting from both players .See you next round"  -- MARIUS
Reveal CommentMatthew Last bt Matthew Walczak (Jan 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable mornings tennis at Carlton Park, thanks to Matt for traveling up to Saxmundham for this match. Flattering scoreline with Matt certainly ramping up his groundstrokes and serves towards the end of the second set which certainly started to cause me a few problems. "  -- Matthew
Matthew Last bt Elio Laranjinha (Jan 29) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentMatthew Walczak bt Elio Laranjinha (Jan 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good evening for tennis in Kesgrave, Elio has been improving rapidly, even from when I last played him in the last round, thank you for the match. I let a few service games go with some double faults, losing on duce both times, Elio's dropshots served him well in those games too, taking advantage of my poor touch at the net that day. See you in the next round Elio, cheers."  -- Matthew