Collapse AllKennington & Brockwell Parks Doubles - Round 27 | Thursday 30 January 2020 to Wednesday 8 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 March 2020)
Well done on getting so many matches played this round, despite some less than tennis-friendly weather. There would of course been even more matches played, had the Coronavirus not stopped played and well done to Andrew & Rachel and Callum & Sally in group 2 for squeezing in a final match before we were all kept indoors! Looking forward to seeing you all back in action when restrictions are lifted!
A convincing win for group champs Alberto and Gherardo who won three matches without dropping a set and got their bonus points to boot! That made it hard for David and James to catch them, but they had a good run to finish runners up. It was a shame Jesus and Paolo played one match only and that Russell and Nick didn't get going (hope you are ok), but we know doubles is hard to arrange and of course this round was cut short a couple of weeks early.
- Alberto Silvestri & Gherardo Zarattini [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
- David Morley & James Smith [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
- Jesus Garcia Gomez & Paolo Giua [W1] 2
- Olivia Bowden & James Fulton [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
- Rajendra Khokher & Chris Lock [L2] 1
- Russell Lamb & Nick Finney
Match of the Group:Reveal CommentDavid Morley & James Smith bt Olivia Bowden & James Fulton (Mar 2) 6-3, 6-2
There was a nail biting finale between the eventual champs (Ynda and Adrian) and runners up (Oliver and Simeon) at 4-6, 6-3 and 7-7 in the tie break. It does not get much close than that. It took 8 more points but Ynda and Adrian won 12-10! It was their third three setter in this closely fought group and they needed their one extra win (against Callum and Sally) to clinch the group. Many congratulations to them. Oliver and Simeon were just one point behind.
- Ynda Jas & Adrian Yip [W4] 8 WINNER
- Oliver Husbands & Simeon Johnson [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
- Andrew Mackenzie & Rachel Mackenzie [W2, L2] 5
- Callum Hudson & Sally O’Brien [L3] 2
- Charles Holroyd & Sital Gandesha [L2] 1
- Giulia Puccini & Sarah Griffin