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Collapse AllKilburn Grange Park Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 17 September 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 October 2020)

A shame we had to end the round early due to lockdown but there was lots of tennis action nonetheless with both groups well contested! Great to welcome 5 new players to the league and we look forward to seeing you all back in action again soon!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Kaladerhan for successfully defending his Group 1 crown by winning 6 matches including 3 setters against Emmet and Alex. Mark had a strong round too finishing just 2 points adrift in runner up spot, while Andy fended off a concerted challenge from Alex to win in 2 close sets.

Final Rankings:

  1. Kaladerhan Agbontaen [W6, L2, UF1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Mark Webber 10.2 [W5, L2, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. James Paton [W3, L1, UF2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Emmet Lenoach [W4, L1, UF1] 9
  5. Andy Craig 10.2 [W3, L1, UF1] 8
  6. Jack Farrin [W2, L4, UF2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Alex Henry [W1, L5, UF2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Krzysiek Filipiak 9.2 [W2, L2, UF2] 6
  9. Ben Prynn [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  10. Mitya Pearson [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Emmet Lenoach bt Mark Webber (Nov 4) 6-1, 6-3
Kaladerhan Agbontaen bt Krzysiek Filipiak (Nov 3) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentKaladerhan Agbontaen bt Mitya Pearson (Nov 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice meeting Mitya for the first time with an enjoyable game which made braving the rain worthwhile. Successive sets proved more and more challenging (including a bonus friendly set we played) as Mitya grew into the game and definitely point towards very tough battles in the future."  -- Kaladerhan
Reveal CommentAlex Henry v James Paton (Nov 1) 5-7, 6-1, 0-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match with James - lots of long rallies, drop shots , volleys and lobs. After fighting back from 5-1 in the first set, James managed to hit some great serves and winners to take the first set. After a faster second set James managed to break in the third but the rain and time caused us to stop. Hoping we get to finish, great to meet you James "  -- Alex
Emmet Lenoach bt Alex Henry (Nov 1) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentJack Farrin v Emmet Lenoach (Oct 31) 4-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately the rain caused us to stop what was shaping up to be a good match. Hoping we can arrange a follow up soon."  -- Jack
Reveal CommentAndy Craig v Kaladerhan Agbontaen (Oct 31) 6-3, 1-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Turns out we were battling a third competitor in the form of torrential rain and gusty winds, which despite battling valiantly against we finally succumbed to after an intermittent hour of play. The time we could manage on court was punctuated with winners from both ends (these weren't conditions conducive to rallying), and any chance of following up has been scuppered by Lockdown 2. Hopefully we can get the league extended and finish off what was, as always, a very enjoyable match up. (Andy)"  -- Andy
Krzysiek Filipiak bt Mitya Pearson (Oct 29) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndy Craig bt Mark Webber (Oct 28) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Once again, another three set match with Mark that now seems almost obligatory. Consistency won out in the first set, with Mark roaring ahead as I struggled to find a serve. The second set played out much more evenly with some brilliant rallies, seeing lobs and counter lobs constantly landing the right side of the baseline. Thankfully for me, the momentum gained from winning the second set saw me through the third too (which saw a collectors item of a Mark unforced error - so rarely seen on court with his seemingly metronomic ability to make shot after shot). As always, a really enjoyable game, with the conversation between changeovers as enjoyable as the on court action. Hopefully see you again soon in the next season! - Andy "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentKrzysiek Filipiak bt Alex Henry (Oct 27) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with lots of long rallies , Krzysiek was great at getting balls back in the key moments and played some great shots. Lots of games going to deuce in the second set. Was great to play and meet you! "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentKaladerhan Agbontaen bt Jack Farrin (Oct 25) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "On a slippery surface Kaladerhan forced me to make the mistakes whilst I struggled to find any chinks in his armour. Was a pleasure as always to have a hit together, even if I didn’t provide the biggest challenge."  -- Jack
Reveal CommentJames Paton bt Jack Farrin (Oct 24) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with Jack, who plays with a lot of skill and finesse. I got lucky this time."  -- James
Reveal CommentMark Webber bt Krzysiek Filipiak (Oct 22) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great battle, with lots of long rallies, as usual!"  -- Mark

Match of the Group:

Kaladerhan Agbontaen bt Emmet Lenoach (Oct 18) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
James Paton v Krzysiek Filipiak (Oct 18) 6-4, 3-6 TBC
Reveal CommentAndy Craig bt Jack Farrin (Oct 17) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Once again, another really entertaining match with Jack that saw us both get praise at the end of the match from adjacent courts. A single break of serve made the difference in the first set before a second set of two halves - seeing Jack almost turn a 5-0 deficit into 5-4 in the blink of an eye. With many games going to deuce, on another day this score could easily have been reversed. Look forward to playing again soon! - Andy"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentJack Farrin v Krzysiek Filipiak (Oct 16) 6-4, 4-6, 5-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately ran out of time - hopefully can find a slot to finish what has already been a huge match. "  -- Jack
Reveal CommentKaladerhan Agbontaen bt Alex Henry (Oct 14) 6-2, 0-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable first time playing against Alex with losts of competitive rallies. As you can tell from the scoreline this was a very topsy-turvy match with some of our best tennis played simultaneously in the third and final set. I look forward to playing with Alex again. "  -- Kaladerhan
Reveal CommentKaladerhan Agbontaen bt Ben Prynn (Oct 13) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with Ben for the first time with a competitive second set after Ben settled into the match. I look forward to playing again :-)"  -- Kaladerhan
Reveal CommentMark Webber v Alex Henry (Oct 12) 2-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "We thought we’d brave the rain. But it didn’t stop and the court become more slippy.. After we had both fallen heavily, to avoid more serious injuries, we agreed to resume in dry conditions."  -- Mark
Emmet Lenoach bt Ben Prynn (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndy Craig bt Alex Henry (Oct 11) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A brilliant match with Alex, who fought back from 5-2 down in the first set to force a tie break and threatened to do the same in the second set. On another day the score could easily have been reversed, and Alex's drop shots had me scrambling around the court all match. Look forward to playing again soon!"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentJack Farrin bt Mitya Pearson (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of fun points on a slippery surface - was great to meet Mitya"  -- Jack
Reveal CommentMark Webber bt Ben Prynn (Oct 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable first match up, with the rallies getting longer as the games progressed"  -- Mark
Alex Henry bt Ben Prynn (Oct 6) 6-2, 7-5
Emmet Lenoach bt James Paton (Oct 3) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentMark Webber bt Mitya Pearson (Sep 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was Mitya’s first game in the league and he hadn’t played for a while, so it took him a bit of time to find his range. However, he did find his range very effectively when we played on in a friendly after the match - and then it was a very different result!!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentJames Paton bt Andy Craig (Sep 27) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, Andy, look forward to the next one."  -- James
Reveal CommentMark Webber bt Kaladerhan Agbontaen (Sep 27) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was neck and neck, both battling the gusty wind and a very early start, as well as each other! Great game."  -- Mark
James Paton bt Kaladerhan Agbontaen (Sep 26) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentMark Webber bt Jack Farrin (Sep 25) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Mark’s consistency proved key in a very windy but enjoyable match. "  -- Jack
Ben Prynn bt Mitya Pearson (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentJack Farrin bt Alex Henry (Sep 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really great game with Jack with some great rallies and lots of running. "  -- Alex

Group Summary:

There was a clear winner in Group 2 as Finlay notched up a impressive 6 wins to open an 8 point lead over runner up Lionel. Ed made Finlay work hard for his win with the first 2 sets both going the distance while Finlay's "big serving, huge forehand and very few errors" made lighter work of the third set when play resumed. There was a close match for Lionel too against Theodoros.

Final Rankings:

  1. Finlay Davies 9.2 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Lionel Gabaude [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ed Naylor 9.1 [W2, L1] 5
  4. Theodoros Chatzis 10.2 [W2, L3] 5
  5. David Mey [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Thomas Coleman [W2] 4
  7. David Elkan [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Edoardo Crotta [L1]
  9. Sinead Dalton [L1]
  10. Mike Jaworski [L1]
  11. Lakshmii Senathirajah

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTheodoros Chatzis bt David Mey (Nov 1) 2-1 David Mey Retired

Player Comments:

  • "The game was fund and we're picking up pace but unfortunately, David had to retire due to an injury."  -- Theodoros
Reveal CommentEd Naylor bt Edoardo Crotta (Oct 28) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun hit with Edoardo -he hadn't played for a while but started to find his game in the second set. "  -- Ed
Theodoros Chatzis bt Mike Jaworski (Oct 25) 7-5, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFinlay Davies bt Ed Naylor (Oct 24) 7-5, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • ''Great match with the final set played on a separate day as we ran out of time. Fin was much too strong in the end: big serving, huge forehand and very few errors. Hope to play again soon!'' -- Ed
Reveal CommentEd Naylor bt Theodoros Chatzis (Oct 23) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with Theo as usual, closer than the score suggests and some excellent points. "  -- Ed
Reveal CommentThomas Coleman bt Finlay Davies (Oct 17) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another tough battle with Finlay. He was unplayable at times today, especially on his forehand side!"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentFinlay Davies bt David Mey (Oct 14) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "My first Kiwi opponent in tennis and I knew from my rugby days David was going to be a tough one to crack they always are it's the All Black heritage, just thankful he didn't perform the Haka before we started and also thankful my back up racquet behaved itself after my first-choice racquet strings broke! the first set went to plan but David threw the down the gauntlet into the second set as in rugby speak made the gain line count, so I knew from the off the third set was to not give him anything nor give way anything, keep it tight and take the momentum out of his sails, easier said than done but it did the trick thank goodness! I could sense he was ready to pounce and I was right Kiwi's make tough opponents an enjoyable good game."  -- Finlay
Thomas Coleman bt David Mey (Oct 11) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentLionel Gabaude bt Theodoros Chatzis (Oct 11) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close game! As usual it s always a pleasure with you."  -- Lionel
Reveal CommentFinlay Davies bt Theodoros Chatzis (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I was lucky as Theo was a walking wounded player with an injured foot, a bashed hand from crashing into the fence and a sore shoulder he also hadn't played in a while so was rusty all lent itself to a big task for Theo but he bravely fought through the pain barrier and put up a stiff resistance and a tough battle. Another day it would have been a lot closer, as I said from the beginning, I was lucky! "  -- Finlay
Reveal CommentLionel Gabaude bt David Elkan (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Despite bad weather, we could finish the match. Thanks David, I enjoyed playing with you."  -- Lionel
Reveal CommentDavid Mey bt David Elkan (Oct 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great sunny day for tennis!"  -- David
Reveal CommentFinlay Davies bt Sinead Dalton (Sep 30) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely warm day for a game of tennis, nice to have met you Sinead."  -- Finlay
Reveal CommentFinlay Davies bt Lionel Gabaude (Sep 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another lovely warm sunny day for a game of tennis, Lionel kept his cool, steely determination and composure all particularly good traits for a tennis player to have, also add in a sunny disposition in his character was a breath of fresh air! The difference was consistency and unforced errors despite the score line a good game was to be had. "  -- Finlay
Reveal CommentFinlay Davies bt David Elkan (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful sunny day for a game of tennis, nice to have met you David." -- Finlay