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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
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  • For everyone over the age of 18
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  • Matches are played to short-set format; if a set reaches 4 games all, the next game decides the set. If the match reaches a set all, a match tiebreak is played. (Long format matches may be played if both players agree.)
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Collapse AllIslington Tennis Centre Singles - Round 10 | Thursday 25 April 2019 to Wednesday 19 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 May 2019)

With court refurbishment making this an "indoors outdoors" round it was great that so many of you were able to get your matches played. 60% of matches were scheduled so thank you for braving wind, rain and sun to make it happen. It would be great to have you all back playing next time, but for now... settle back and enjoy Wimbledon!

Group Summary:

An excellent debut performance from Gabor in a very busy group where no fewer than five players earned their bonus points. With players looking far and wide for courts, that is very well done. Runner up was Federico, the only undefeated player in the group, but Federico needed more matches to catch Gabor who proved to be the master of scheduling this time. Third place, by a whisker, goes to Dominik. A lovely round with many matches played outside so thank you for coping with everything from beautiful sunny days to truly "horrible" ones!

Final Rankings:

  1. Gabor Dudas [W6, L1] 21 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Federico Ruiz Boronat [W4] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Dominik Vogt 9.2 [W2, L4] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Benjamin Konnert [W2, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Derrick So [L4, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Gabriel Torres [W1, L1] 4
  7. James Duncan 10.1 [L2, UF1] 3
  8. Joe Chacholiades 8.1 [L1] 1

Match Results:

Dominik Vogt bt James Duncan (Jun 17) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentFederico Ruiz Boronat bt Derrick So (Jun 14) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the hit Derrick!"  -- Federico
Reveal CommentGabor Dudas bt Gabriel Torres (Jun 13) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Strong player Gabriel..was a good match struggled a lot with the wind but good game."  -- Gabor
Gabor Dudas bt Benjamin Konnert (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBenjamin Konnert bt Derrick So (May 20) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thrilling and exhausting, thanks!"  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentDominik Vogt bt Derrick So (May 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good hitting! Thanks for the game, Derrick!"  -- Dominik
James Duncan v Derrick So (May 17) 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 5-4 TBC
Reveal CommentGabor Dudas bt Joe Chacholiades (May 15) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Finally nice weather and definitely a fun game thanks Joe good hitting. "  -- Gabor
Reveal CommentBenjamin Konnert bt Dominik Vogt (May 15) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great game again, thanks Dominic!"  -- Benjamin
Federico Ruiz Boronat bt Dominik Vogt (May 14) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentFederico Ruiz Boronat bt Benjamin Konnert (May 5) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great guy! Thanks Benjamin!"  -- Federico
Gabriel Torres bt Dominik Vogt (May 5) 6-0, 6-0
Gabor Dudas bt Dominik Vogt (May 4) 6-4, 6-3
Gabor Dudas bt Derrick So (May 1) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentGabor Dudas bt James Duncan (Apr 27) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Windy and horrible weather conditions but still an Enjoy able tennis session. Thanks James."  -- Gabor
Reveal CommentFederico Ruiz Boronat bt Gabor Dudas (Apr 26) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good hitting! Thanks Gabor"  -- Federico

Group Summary:

We could have done with a few more matches in this group but perhaps the thought of catching front-runner Kieran was just too daunting! An excellent debut performance from Kieran who will be heading up the groups. Competitive as ever, Alex earned a commendable silver this time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Kieran Lee [W4] 12 WINNER
  2. Alex Hicks 7.2 [W2, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Ireo Ostacchini 8.1 [W1, L2] 6
  4. James Copestick [L2] 2
  5. Sidney Bixer [L2] 2
  6. James Tamim 9.2

Match Results:

Kieran Lee bt James Copestick (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentKieran Lee bt Ireo Ostacchini (May 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An evenly matched game where I came through in a few more of the deuce games. Very enjoyable. Thanks Ireo! "  -- Kieran

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlex Hicks bt Ireo Ostacchini (May 23) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice tight match and lots of long games. I look forward to the rematch next week. "  -- Alex
Ireo Ostacchini bt James Copestick (May 17) 6-0, 6-1
Kieran Lee bt Alex Hicks (May 12) 6-2, 6-4
Kieran Lee bt Sidney Bixer (May 6) 6-0, 6-2
Alex Hicks bt Sidney Bixer (May 4) 6-0, 6-0

Group Summary:

Oh how we feel for Nancy! She battled through three sets to get the better of Chris and matched his tally of won two, lost two. In other circumstances that would have been enough to give her the group, but Chris had banked a scheduling insurance policy adding two bonus points to his total. So it is well done to Chris for some great tennis and great scheduling and commiserations to Nancy who takes home the bragging rights and the silver. With Chris beating David (who came in third) and David beating Nancy this is a group that could easily have had another outcome!

Final Rankings:

  1. Chris Delaney [W2, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nancy Pakdivong [W2, L2] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. David Lamb [W2, L1] 8
  4. Joseph Rich [W2] 6
  5. Valerio Rinaldi 10.2 [L3] 4
  6. Kathleen Taylor

Match Results:

Joseph Rich bt Nancy Pakdivong (Jun 16) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentDavid Lamb bt Nancy Pakdivong (May 27) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nancy has a really great game - including a killer inside-out forehand. Score does not do her justice - I was lucky today! Match played in best level of sportsmanship - thank you. "  -- David
Nancy Pakdivong bt Valerio Rinaldi (May 25) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentDavid Lamb bt Valerio Rinaldi (May 24) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Match played in the best possible humour - Valerio a great sport. "  -- David

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNancy Pakdivong bt Chris Delaney (May 12) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Thanks Nancy!"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentJoseph Rich bt Chris Delaney (May 10) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game and a well deserved win for joe. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Delaney bt Valerio Rinaldi (May 4) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions, but still had a fun game. Thanks Valerio!"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Delaney bt David Lamb (May 1) 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great competitive game. Thanks David!"  -- Chris

Group Summary:

A fantastic group to anchor the round... All but three matches played, most players earning bonus points, and some great weather-defying battles. Tiago, playing in his first Islington Tennis Centre League but no stranger to LTL made his presence felt winning four nice matches to top the group. By playing one more match Jason put himself on track to catch Tiago and in the end was only two points adrift and that makes for a very commendable second place. A few more matches and third-placed Bruno could also have been in the hunt but it is Marcus who can have the most fun kicking himself. With an unbeaten run of three matches who know what might have been had he caught up on court with Tiago! Thanks for playing all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tiago Matos 9.1 [W4] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jason Chow 9.2 [W2, L3] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Bruno Spada [W2, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Marcus Boyland 9.1 [W3] 9
  5. Jamie Riggs-long 9.2 [W1, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jenna Ward [L4] 4

Match Results:

Tiago Matos bt Jenna Ward (Jun 21) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentMarcus Boyland bt Jason Chow (Jun 16) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An absolute marathon of ups and downs, if it were a foot race the course would be the Himalaya! It's a great match and one minute Jason is on top and then it's me. Can't wait for the concluding run on the rollercoaster..."  -- Marcus
Reveal CommentMarcus Boyland bt Jenna Ward (Jun 15) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of fun. Just took Jenna slightly longer to warm up and I was lucky enough to get the early points on the board. "  -- Marcus
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Jenna Ward (Jun 2) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good friendly game. Some long rallies towards the end! "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentMarcus Boyland bt Jamie Riggs-long (May 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Terrible conditions - force 12 gales that would have swept ball boys across the court were we lazy enough to use them! Cheers Jamie - was good fun despite the elemental onslaught! "  -- Marcus
Reveal CommentBruno Spada bt Jamie Riggs-long (May 19) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match against Jamie. Weather and location (Highbury Fields) were great and good playing between us."  -- Bruno
Jason Chow bt Jenna Ward (May 19) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJason Chow bt Jamie Riggs-long (May 12) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Score doesn't show it but we had some good rallies"  -- Jason
Tiago Matos bt Jamie Riggs-long (May 10) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentTiago Matos bt Jason Chow (May 9) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What a match!"  -- Tiago
Reveal CommentBruno Spada bt Jason Chow (Apr 29) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game - closer than the score indicates - Jason is coming back to tennis after a few years of interruption and can hit the ball very well with a nice topspin ! The courts at Rosemary Gardens are very nice; the light was not so great, though..."  -- Bruno

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTiago Matos bt Bruno Spada (Apr 28) 4-6, 7-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, with two unexpected turnovers"  -- Tiago

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Islington Tennis Centre.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win and a point for completing a match. Players who complete three or more matches by the mid-point of the round receive 2 bonus points, and a bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

In this short-format approved league, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, and do count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

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