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  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
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Camden, London, NW6 4LD
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Collapse AllKilburn Grange Park Singles - Round 5 | Thursday 15 June 2017 to Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Midpoint: Thursday 13 July 2017)

This was a competitive round with lots of 3-set matches and group wins that came down to who prevailed in the head-to-heads... and with many matches played in hot conditions. Maybe because of the heat - there were some scorching battles - we had a few more unplayed matches than last round, but none the less this is seriously good league tennis!

Group Summary:

It couldn't have been closer at the top of this group, with Thomas edging out Mark by virtue of winning their 3-set head to head... with Thomas losing a tight second set tiebreak 8-6 before going on to win the third set 6-4. In fact the group saw no fewer than five 3-set matches which shows how competitive it was, with lots of games going to deuce as well - great play everyone!

Final Rankings:

  1. Thomas Coleman [W5, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Mark Webber [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Sean Cull 10.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sarathy Korwar [W2, L2, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Michael Grundy [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Finlay Davies 10.1 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ben Dean [W1] 2
  8. Matt Lynch 10.1 [L2] 1

Match Results:

Mark Webber bt Matt Lynch (Jul 30) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentSarathy Korwar v Thomas Coleman (Jul 28) 4-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately had to abandon the match because of rain. Not going to be able to complete as I believe Thomas is off on holiday until the end of the round!"  -- Sarathy
Sarathy Korwar bt Michael Grundy (Jul 15) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentSean Cull bt Sarathy Korwar (Jul 13) 7-6 (7-4), 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tight one"  -- Sean
Mark Webber bt Sean Cull (Jul 8) 6-3, 7-5
Mark Webber bt Sarathy Korwar (Jul 6) 7-5, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Thomas Coleman bt Matt Lynch (Jul 3) 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4
Thomas Coleman bt Mark Webber (Jul 1) 6-1, 7-5
Sean Cull bt Finlay Davies (Jul 1) 6-3, 6-4
Thomas Coleman bt Sean Cull (Jul 1) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
Ben Dean bt Mark Webber (Jun 29) 6-0, 6-1
Michael Grundy bt Finlay Davies (Jun 26) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
Thomas Coleman bt Finlay Davies (Jun 24) 6-4, 6-4
Mark Webber bt Michael Grundy (Jun 24) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentMark Webber bt Finlay Davies (Jun 22) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentThomas Coleman bt Michael Grundy (Jun 19) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a pulsating game in the summer heat. Could have gone either way as most games went to deuce! "  -- Thomas
Sarathy Korwar bt Finlay Davies (Jun 18) 6-0, 6-3

Group Summary:

A close group with only one point separating winner Alastair from runner-up Krzysiek, Alastair was helped points won in tight three-set losses and by earning his midway bonus points showing it pays to schedule your matches early! There were three walkovers unfortunately, but congratulations go to Stephen and Alastair, and to Antonio and Alastair for completing three-set matches on really hot days... great effort! Well done to winner Alastair, and commiserations to runner-up Krzysiek.

Final Rankings:

  1. Alastair Noble [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Krzysiek Filipiak [W3, UF1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Antonio Messina 10.1 [W3, L2] 6
  4. Stephen Hoffman 9.1 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  5. Brendan Wood [W1, L1] 2
  6. Edoardo Crotta [L3]
  7. Adam Strang
  8. Richard Norris 10.2

Match Results:

Alastair Noble bt Edoardo Crotta (Aug 3) Walkover
Krzysiek Filipiak bt Edoardo Crotta (Jul 30) Walkover
Krzysiek Filipiak bt Antonio Messina (Jul 27) 6-0, 6-2
Krzysiek Filipiak bt Alastair Noble (Jul 26) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentAntonio Messina bt Edoardo Crotta (Jul 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It hasn't been easy to arrange a match but eventually we made it and we also managed to enjoy a third set which ended 5-5!"  -- Antonio
Alastair Noble bt Brendan Wood (Jul 10) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
Antonio Messina bt Stephen Hoffman (Jul 8) Walkover
Krzysiek Filipiak v Stephen Hoffman (Jul 6) 2-6, 6-0 TBC

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentStephen Hoffman bt Alastair Noble (Jul 2) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match in warm, but just about manageable heat! In the 1st set me and Alastair seemed to be in a competition on not holding on to serve. The charitable explanation as Alastair put it to me is that we were both great returners! Towards the end of the set I caved in to Alastair's returns and he deservedly won the set. In the 2nd set I changed tactics by putting more spin on to my serves and groundstrokes and this had the desired effect as I won the second set, although given the length of the rallies and every point being an event it was closer than the scoreline suggested The first four games of the 3rd set went the way of the first with nobody holding on to serve. However, I held on to my serve somehow and then broke twice."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentBrendan Wood bt Antonio Messina (Jul 1) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game both sets could have gone either way in key moments "  -- Brendan
Reveal CommentAntonio Messina bt Alastair Noble (Jun 17) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Wow, what a day! We have played with temperatures as high as 29°C today! I haven't actually beaten Alistair, the sun has. I simply took advantage of my Sicilian DNA and managed to stand up in the court and hold the racket for was rather survival of the fittest in the hot, I guess! Looking forward to a replay under fairer weather conditions"  -- Antonio

Group Summary:

It was close at the top in this group with 3 players tied on 8 points, with Luca winning due to his head to head results. The match commentaries refer to winning drop shots, powerful serves and great baseline rallies... so we've seen some good all-round tennis skills on display in this group. Well done to our champ Luca and well played everyone!

Final Rankings:

  1. Luca Calderone [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Clare Wayne [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Douglas Williams [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tarah Cunynghame [W2, L2] 4
  5. Aizhan Konysbayeva 10.2 [W1, L4] 3
  6. Safia Ogunjimi [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTarah Cunynghame bt Aizhan Konysbayeva (Aug 6) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Aizhan was brilliant. Such a great baseline hitter, beautiful technique. "  -- Tarah
Luca Calderone bt Clare Wayne (Aug 1) Walkover
Luca Calderone bt Aizhan Konysbayeva (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-0
Aizhan Konysbayeva bt Safia Ogunjimi (Jul 24) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentClare Wayne bt Aizhan Konysbayeva (Jul 23) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Aizhan did some amazing drop shots!!!!"  -- Clare
Douglas Williams bt Aizhan Konysbayeva (Jul 20) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentTarah Cunynghame bt Safia Ogunjimi (Jul 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really great match. Very even game. Loads of fun. "  -- Tarah
Reveal CommentLuca Calderone bt Douglas Williams (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I want to learn Douglas's drop shots... like a proper tennis match it ended with the ringing of the bell! :)"  -- Luca
Reveal CommentClare Wayne bt Tarah Cunynghame (Jul 16) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game! Long and enjoyable rallies and Tarah's serves were extremely powerful! "  -- Clare
Reveal CommentClare Wayne bt Safia Ogunjimi (Jul 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Safia's serves were fantastic! "  -- Clare
Luca Calderone bt Safia Ogunjimi (Jul 5) 6-0, 6-0
Douglas Williams bt Tarah Cunynghame (Jul 5) 6-1, 6-1
Douglas Williams bt Safia Ogunjimi (Jul 3) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentClare Wayne bt Douglas Williams (Jun 26) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really great match for both players. Douglas hit some great winning shots - his drop shots were particularly brilliant! "  -- Clare


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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

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