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Collapse AllKilburn Grange Park Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 30 January 2020 to Wednesday 8 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 February 2020)

Group Summary:

Losing a week on the schedule didn't make much difference to William's brilliant debut. Although he lost to the winner from last time, Krzysiek he managed to overtake his rival in the points chase and ended up with a better win/loss ratio. This was a highly competitve group with some brilliant "humdingers" of matches (as Thomas would say) and a great strike rate for bonus points. Perhaps unsurprisingly with so much tennis talent on display, we had a nail-biting finish. Well done everyone. Great work!

Final Rankings:

  1. William Girvan [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Krzysiek Filipiak 9.2 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Kaladerhan Agbontaen [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Thomas Coleman [W4, L2] 10
  5. James Paton [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Sean Cull 8.1 [W1, L4, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Mark Webber 10.2 [L4, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Oliver Mystkowski [L4] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Coleman bt Sean Cull (Mar 19) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A nice two hour escape from the end of the world closing in! "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Coleman bt Mark Webber (Mar 13) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An absolute Humdinger of a match which took 3.5 hours to finish. Mark was annoyingly consistent with all of his shots and barely made any unforced errors. Great game! "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentKaladerhan Agbontaen bt Sean Cull (Mar 11) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A difficult match in some of the windiest conditions I've ever played in, all resulting in the ball taking some really extraordinary flight paths and adopting unusual spins. Nevertheless, we both saw the funny side if it and didn't let it detract from an enjoyable match."  -- Kaladerhan
Reveal CommentMark Webber v Sean Cull (Mar 9) 0-6, 7-6 (7-3) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Sean ran away with the first but I put up a fight in the second. Unfortunately persistent rain and fading light forced a postponement of the deciding set."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentKaladerhan Agbontaen bt Krzysiek Filipiak (Mar 9) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "As always a real challenge playing Krzysiek requiring the utmost focus to secure the victory. Look forward to playing again soon."  -- Kaladerhan
Reveal CommentThomas Coleman bt Kaladerhan Agbontaen (Mar 8) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another good match against Kaladerhan in some rare weekend sunshine. "  -- Thomas
William Girvan bt James Paton (Mar 7) 6-1, 6-0
Krzysiek Filipiak bt Oliver Mystkowski (Mar 7) 6-0, 6-2
Krzysiek Filipiak bt James Paton (Mar 1) 6-0, 6-1
Thomas Coleman bt Oliver Mystkowski (Mar 1) 7-6 (11-9), 6-4
Krzysiek Filipiak bt Thomas Coleman (Feb 27) 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentSean Cull bt Krzysiek Filipiak (Feb 26) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Another classic battle between me and mr Kryzsiek battling back from 4 - 0 down to him in the 3rd set. "  -- Sean
Kaladerhan Agbontaen bt James Paton (Feb 26) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
James Paton bt Oliver Mystkowski (Feb 24) 7-6 (8-6), 0-6, 7-5
William Girvan bt Kaladerhan Agbontaen (Feb 23) 6-2, 6-0
James Paton bt Sean Cull (Feb 23) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentWilliam Girvan bt Thomas Coleman (Feb 21) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "First time back to the game this year for Thomas and he really made me earn it! Some fantastic rallies and a very close match."  -- William
William Girvan bt Mark Webber (Feb 18) 6-2, 6-3
William Girvan bt Sean Cull (Feb 7) 6-4, 6-2
Krzysiek Filipiak bt William Girvan (Feb 6) 6-4, 6-3
Krzysiek Filipiak bt Mark Webber (Feb 5) 6-1, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Kaladerhan Agbontaen bt Mark Webber (Feb 4) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentWilliam Girvan bt Oliver Mystkowski (Feb 3) 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A great match despite both of us being a little rusty with our shot making. Plenty of momentum swings and good rallies. Oliver is really good at keeping you on the baseline. Thanks again for the match! "  -- William

Group Summary:

Now maybe Mark and Any were waiting to make a last minute dash up the rankings but they would be hard pressed to catch Finlay. Sure, John and Osarobo beat him on court, but thanks to his four wins and by being the only player to earn his bonus points, Finlay ended up a mighty seven points clear of Bjorn in second place and gave himself back to back groups wins. Their excellent head-to-head played in a "weird and subdued London" will be a memory to look back on as we wait for tennis to restart.

Final Rankings:

  1. Finlay Davies 9.2 [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Bjorn Breytenbach 9.2 [W2, L1] 5
  3. Emilio Simon [W2, L1, UF1] 5
  4. John Kelly 8.2 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Osarobo Agbontaen [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  6. Etin Giwa-Osagie [L3, UF1] 2
  7. Ed Naylor 9.1 [L2, UF1] 1
  8. Andy Craig 10.2
  9. Mark Mennear

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFinlay Davies bt Bjorn Breytenbach (Mar 20) 6-4, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a strange game in a weird and subdued London, the windy conditions didn't help but enjoyment and a really good tennis match was to be had the first set could have gone either way, the second set Bjorn cranked up his kick serve which I struggled hopelessly with, the third set I started to get a measure of his very difficult kick serve which I raced away and gave me a nice cushion to work from, finally sealing my first win against Bjorn after several attempts which I was really pleased with as he's a quality player and a top bloke. We started and finished with elbow bumps so like John Lennon's song Strange days indeed"  -- Finlay
Reveal CommentBjorn Breytenbach bt Ed Naylor (Mar 15) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great rallies and a good workout! Close match some great passing shots by Ed!"  -- Bjorn
Reveal CommentOsarobo Agbontaen bt Finlay Davies (Mar 10) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another three setter against my good friend Finlay on a warm and dry afternoon. It's taken me a while to finally beat Fin, facing him thrice in the league and having played countless friendlies with him over the summer. As per usual our match was full of many momentum swings and deuce games. Already looking forward to the next one! "  -- Osarobo
Osarobo Agbontaen v Etin Giwa-Osagie (Mar 7) 3-6, 6-3, 5-5 TBC
Reveal CommentBjorn Breytenbach bt Etin Giwa-Osagie (Mar 7) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game had some lucky netcords!"  -- Bjorn
Emilio Simon bt John Kelly (Mar 7) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentFinlay Davies bt Emilio Simon (Mar 1) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This first game lasted 15 minutes, it was clear from the start this was going to be a long tough and gruelling game. Emilio is a clever player with a spin that is difficult to contain he was also a little rusty as he hadn't played for a month. The first set went like a yo yo at one moment Emilio was in the ascendancy the next the ascendancy was in my favour until the second set he totally dominated and a great come back from a very close first set the third set to be honest is a blur suddenly it was all over just thankful I managed to get the points in the bag. But Emilio will come back from this stronger he's a tough player to contain, and that spin ! wish I could spin like that !"  -- Finlay
Reveal CommentJohn Kelly bt Finlay Davies (Feb 26) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "TBC at 3rd set 3 all "  -- Finlay
Reveal CommentJohn Kelly bt Osarobo Agbontaen (Feb 17) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match closer than score suggests"  -- John
Ed Naylor v Emilio Simon (Feb 15) 6-4, 3-5 TBC
Reveal CommentFinlay Davies bt Ed Naylor (Feb 14) 6-2, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "This was a game of two half's I knew after racing away with the first set Ed would come back strongly and boy did he fight saving several match points, he also has mental toughness and I really had to in rugby speak dig in and get it over the gain line and make it count easier said than done with this chap as I knew if he got it, the third set would have been a killer with the momentum in his sails. With the bell ringing in our ears to close the park, just manged to get it over the try line but only just Phew! a great St Valentines game now for a beer or three!"  -- Finlay
Emilio Simon bt Etin Giwa-Osagie (Feb 8) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentFinlay Davies bt Etin Giwa-Osagie (Feb 1) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Etin arrived with a bang literally he's one of the most powerful players I've played against, the match was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests I had to work so hard I left it all out there to scrap and scrape back into the game boy was it tough as Etin does not give up nor gives any inch, a great game all the same, he's going to be a very dangerous player with his power once he gets the control a great addition to our group brings in a new dimension with his power play. Guys you've been warned!"  -- Finlay

Group Summary:

Another knife-edge group and perhaps Stephan, had he been given the time to play one more match, might have caught Cian in the points chase. But Cian won their head-to-head and points for winning sets in his two losses - to Theodoros and Dmitry. Take all that into account and Cian couldn't be caught by Stephan or (if our maths is right) any one else in the chasing pack and is our well-deserved group three champ!

Final Rankings:

  1. Cian Mac a' Bháird 10.2 [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Stephan Richtering [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Theodoros Chatzis 10.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Dmitry Chankin [W2, L1] 4
  5. Nathan Horsley [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. David Neilson 10.2 [L2]
  7. Lionel Gabaude [L2]
  8. Justin Johnston-Taki withdrawn
  9. Martyn Booth withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDmitry Chankin bt Cian Mac a' Bháird (Mar 15) 6-7 (9-11), 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very close game in quite windy conditions! First set could easily go either way, both had set points, but Cian coped with his nerves better. In the third at 4:5 (30:40) Cian had a great chance to win the match but luckily for me hit the net, and from there I was able get some momentum and finish on a high. Looking forward to our next battle!"  -- Dmitry
Reveal CommentStephan Richtering bt Theodoros Chatzis (Mar 15) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fairly windy day but had some great rallies and points. Theo is a great returner of the ball and it was hard to get anything past him through the 2h we played. "  -- Stephan
Reveal CommentStephan Richtering bt David Neilson (Mar 14) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match and great weather (finally) with some good service games in the second set. "  -- Stephan
Reveal CommentStephan Richtering bt Nathan Horsley (Feb 23) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy day but I had had some practice the day before with Dimitry so had a bit of an advantage in the first set. Second set was tighter than it suggests with nearly every game going to deuce."  -- Stephan
Reveal CommentTheodoros Chatzis bt Cian Mac a' Bháird (Feb 23) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great and fun game! Weather didn’t help with wind and rail coming and going. "  -- Theodoros
Reveal CommentCian Mac a' Bháird bt Lionel Gabaude (Feb 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky conditions but a fun match, closer than the score suggests"  -- Cian
Reveal CommentStephan Richtering bt Dmitry Chankin (Feb 22) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Most games were dictated by strong gusts of wind making the play quite variable with game advantages swinging between Dimitry and myself. The match could have easily gone either way on such a windy day!"  -- Stephan
Reveal CommentDmitry Chankin bt Theodoros Chatzis (Feb 15) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Very rough conditions today, just before the Dennis storm we were able to complete the match. Weather aside, it was a very competitive match and Theodoros should have taken second set with a 5:2 lead but I found my luck and bounced back."  -- Dmitry
Reveal CommentCian Mac a' Bháird bt David Neilson (Feb 8) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Close games and some great rallies. Thanks David!"  -- Cian
Reveal CommentCian Mac a' Bháird bt Nathan Horsley (Feb 3) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. Consistent play and nice rallies."  -- Cian
Reveal CommentCian Mac a' Bháird bt Stephan Richtering (Feb 2) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The first set could’ve gone either way with momentum swinging back and forth. Ultimately a quick start in both sets made the difference. Thanks Stephan!"  -- Cian
Theodoros Chatzis bt Lionel Gabaude (Feb 2) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentTheodoros Chatzis bt Nathan Horsley (Feb 1) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A Good and fun match! "  -- Theodoros

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Kilburn Grange Park.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. 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.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not 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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