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Collapse AllIslington Tennis Centre Singles - Round 12 | Thursday 28 November 2019 to Wednesday 5 February 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 January 2020)

A brilliant and busy round with nearly 70% of the possible matches played and many of you braved the windy and chilly outdoors - great commitment! Thanks so much for getting the league off to a 2020 flyer. Hope to see you all again next round!

Group Summary:

Just a couple of matches not played in the top group so a great all-round performance confirmed by the fact everyone earned their scheduling bonus points! And we had a stand-out performance from Arthur who in a group where the head-to-heads were generally hard to predict, won all his matches without dropping a set. Fittingly it was runner up Alex, who came closest to taking a set off the champ! Second place was actually a tie between Alex and Etan with their own encounter unfinished, but the rule book gives it (just) to Alex on games and sets conceded. What a good group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Arthur Bernard 10.1 [W5] 17 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alex Lobsang [W2, L1, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Etan Ilfeld 8.1 [W2, L2, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Laurent Sicsic [W1, L4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Daniel Petersen [W2, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jose Ojeda 10.2 [L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Etan Ilfeld bt Laurent Sicsic (Jan 23) 6-3, 6-2
Alex Lobsang v Etan Ilfeld (Jan 20) 4-1, 2-2 TBC
Reveal CommentDaniel Petersen bt Etan Ilfeld (Dec 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match thanks Etan"  -- Daniel
Daniel Petersen bt Laurent Sicsic (Dec 21) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
Alex Lobsang bt Laurent Sicsic (Dec 17) 6-1, 6-3
Arthur Bernard bt Laurent SICSIC (Dec 15) 6-3, 6-1
Arthur Bernard bt Daniel Petersen (Dec 13) 6-1, 6-2
Arthur Bernard bt Etan Ilfeld (Dec 12) 4-2, 4-2
Alex Lobsang bt Jose Ojeda (Dec 10) 6-1, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Arthur Bernard bt Alex Lobsang (Dec 9) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
Laurent SICSIC bt Jose Ojeda (Dec 8) 6-1, 7-5
Arthur Bernard bt Jose Ojeda (Dec 3) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentEtan Ilfeld bt Jose Ojeda (Dec 2) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "lots of running and great fun"  -- Etan

Group Summary:

A brilliant first round in the ITC league for Highbury veteran Harry who drew on his experience not just to play and win four excellent matches but to be the only player to walk away with bonus points! Matt came closest to Harry's impressive 14 point tally and earns the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Harry Vowles 7.2 [W4] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Matt Hodson 8.1 [W2, L2] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Matan Gluck [W1, L3] 8
  4. Ireo Ostacchini 7.2 [W2, L1] 7
  5. Varun Chandran [L3] 3
  6. Damien Clayton

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Ireo Ostacchini bt Matan Gluck (Jan 28) 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4)
Matt Hodson bt Varun Chandran (Jan 26) 6-1, 6-2
Matan Gluck bt Varun Chandran (Jan 25) 6-0, 6-1
Ireo Ostacchini bt Matt Hodson (Jan 25) 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 7-5
Matt Hodson bt Matan Gluck (Jan 24) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentHarry Vowles bt Varun Chandran (Jan 21) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very slippery one tonight making it tough to get quality rallies in. However still managed some good hitting especially in the second set which included some tight deuce games. Thanks for the match Varun! Looking forward to the next one. "  -- Harry
Reveal CommentHarry Vowles bt Matt Hodson (Dec 23) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Matt again after well over a year. The last one was tight and this was no different. Cracking match, neck and neck throughout with most games going to the deuces. Winning a point from Matt is incredibly tough and each felt like a massive battle. Thanks for the great game - looking forward to the next one! "  -- Harry
Reveal CommentHarry Vowles bt Matan Gluck (Dec 16) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Some nice hitting especially in the second set. Matan made a great come back in the second but was luckily enough to see it through. Thanks Matan - looking forward to the next one! "  -- Harry
Reveal CommentHarry Vowles bt Ireo Ostacchini (Dec 8) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match today against Ireo. Close throughout, with most games going to deuce. Was lucky to see this one through. Thanks Ireo - looking forward to the next one! "  -- Harry

Group Summary:

Wow, it doesn't get much closer than this! Really, we have two winners. James and Lorenz ended the round with matching win/loss records but James grabbed an extra point overall. Rubbing salt into the wound, it was the point won in his loss to Lorenz that made the difference. Hats off to both players who are both likely to earn promotion next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. James Copestick [W5, L1] 17 WINNER
  2. Lorenz Deserno [W5, L1] 16 RUNNER UP
  3. David Lamb [W4, L1] 13
  4. Edward De Petrucci [W3, L3] 12
  5. Elio Quinton [W2, L4] 10
  6. Jamie Riggs-long 9.1 [L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Vincent Gilbert [L5] 5
  8. Alessandro Jovi [W1, L1] 4

Match Results:

David Lamb bt Lorenz Deserno (Feb 4) 6-4, 6-4
Elio Quinton bt Vincent Gilbert (Feb 1) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentEdward De Petrucci bt Elio Quinton (Jan 29) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "good game"  -- Edward
Lorenz Deserno bt Edward De Petrucci (Jan 27) 6-1, 7-6 (7-1)
Reveal CommentJames Copestick bt David Lamb (Jan 24) 4-2, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game David, a lot of fun! Look forward to playing again "  -- James
James Copestick bt Elio Quinton (Jan 21) 7-5, 6-1
Lorenz Deserno bt Elio Quinton (Jan 19) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentEdward De Petrucci bt Vincent Gilbert (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun game"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentJames Copestick bt Edward De Petrucci (Jan 19) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in tough conditions! Low sun and slippy courts!"  -- James
Reveal CommentEdward De Petrucci bt Alessandro Jovi (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun game."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentDavid Lamb bt Edward De Petrucci (Jan 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played in great spirit. Slow and steady won the day but the best shots in the match were all Ed's serves. Thanks for the game Ed. "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Lamb bt Vincent Gilbert (Jan 15) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game - great sportsmanship from Vincent. Worth getting up that early for...."  -- David
Elio Quinton bt Jamie Riggs-long (Jan 12) 6-0, 6-0
Lorenz Deserno bt Vincent Gilbert (Jan 12) 6-4, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Lorenz Deserno bt James Copestick (Jan 11) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentDavid Lamb bt Elio Quinton (Jan 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Match played in the best possible humour and sportsmanship."  -- David
Reveal CommentJames Copestick bt Vincent Gilbert (Jan 4) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game!"  -- James
Lorenz Deserno bt Jamie Riggs-long (Dec 15) 6-1, 6-0
James Copestick bt Jamie Riggs-long (Dec 4) 6-2, 6-0
Alessandro Jovi bt Jamie Riggs-long (Nov 29) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Group Summary:

A busy group to anchor the round and nail-biting finish for the podium positions. Huxley and Michele tied on points at the top while Calvin and Chloe were only a point behind and also tied! Huxley wins the day thanks to an unbeaten run and a head-to-head win over second placed Michele. So it is silver for Michele and by a whisker, third-place, to Calvin.

Final Rankings:

  1. Huxley May [W5] 15 WINNER
  2. Michele Scarlino [W4, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Calvin Bruno [W4, L2] 14
  4. Chloe Davies [W2, L4] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Diana Grama [W1, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Katharine Round [L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Xitong Song [W1, L1] 5
  8. Ibrahim Bolarinwa 10.2 [W1, L1] 4

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCalvin Bruno bt Xitong Song (Feb 2) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match today! It was a bit windy at times, which made serving a little bit difficult. But the match was played at a vary good intensity - well played Xitong!!!"  -- Calvin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCalvin Bruno bt Chloe Davies (Jan 25) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "So, this match needs to be continued to a finish.... What can I say - what a fun, fun match this has been this morning! There were loads of good rallies, some great shots, some incredible winners, lots of laughter and it was just such an enjoyable 1hr 45mins on the court!! A little bit of shame that we couldn't quite finish off the match in time - but no worries on that, we'll play to a finish as soon as possible. Well played today Chloe!!"  -- Calvin
  • "A fantastic, epic match, it was so much fun! Well played Chloe!!" -- Calvin [Players played an open-ended third set that reached 10-8. To fit ou format we have recorded the set 7-5 -- LTL]
Reveal CommentMichele Scarlino bt Calvin Bruno (Jan 19) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match, good weather conditions today, though the court was a little bit damp and slippery! Really enjoyed the practice rallies after the match! Very well played Michele!"  -- Calvin
Reveal CommentMichele Scarlino bt Katharine Round (Jan 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game!"  -- Katharine
Reveal CommentCalvin Bruno bt Diana Grama (Jan 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match, considering it was very windy today! I really enjoyed the rallies, and I think that Diana’s cross-court backhand winner at the start of the second set was shot of the day!!"  -- Calvin
Huxley May bt Ibrahim Bolarinwa (Jan 11) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentDiana Grama bt Katharine Round (Jan 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the match, Diana. :)"  -- Katharine
Huxley May bt Calvin Bruno (Jan 5) 6-1, 6-2
Huxley May bt Chloe Davies (Jan 4) 6-0, 6-0
Xitong Song bt Chloe Davies (Jan 2) 4-6, 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentIbrahim Bolarinwa bt Katharine Round (Dec 15) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a nice game. The weather was ideal, apart for glare from the sun and the occasional wind complicating one’s serve. It was nice to meet you Katharine, and I appreciate it’s not easy playing again after some time off. All the best in your remaining games. "  -- Ibrahim
Huxley May bt Michele Scarlino (Dec 15) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentMichele Scarlino bt Chloe Davies (Dec 14) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, shame about the wind :)"  -- Chloe
Chloe Davies bt Katharine Round (Dec 10) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentHuxley May bt Diana Grama (Dec 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match, slippery conditions! "  -- Huxley
Chloe Davies bt Diana Grama (Dec 7) 6-3, 6-1
Calvin Bruno bt Katharine Round (Dec 7) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentMichele Scarlino bt Diana Grama (Dec 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "n/a"  -- Michele