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Collapse AllKingston Parks Singles - Round 10 | Thursday 8 April 2021 to Wednesday 2 June 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 May 2021)

Wow, what a Round!! It was amazing to see so many of you back on court after restrictions lifted – nearly 5,000 of you got straight back to tennis across 130 Leagues with more than 8,000 matches played so far and counting! Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic Round and also to our Group Winners, you lucky bunch. We’re looking forward to even more tennis in the coming weeks with Wimbledon on the horizon and also some Mixed Doubles and brand new Women’s Doubles Rounds launching in some areas, with more to follow later in the year. We look forward to seeing you next time – don’t forget to book your place early and get set for the summer season.

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Alexandru Tataru 8.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Antoine Bardin [W3, L2, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. David Dyson [W4, L2, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Niccolo Cianchini 10.2 [W1, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jose Cortes [W2, L2] 5
  6. David Maybank [W1, L2, UF1] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Zeff Turner [L2, UF1] 1
  8. Alistair Jones [L2] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAntoine Bardin bt Zeff Turner (May 30) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always nice to play against Zeff. I felt really good today so I was able to limit my unforced errors and win it. Thanks Zeff."  -- Antoine
Zeff Turner v David Dyson (May 27) 6-1, 5-4 TBC
Reveal CommentDavid Dyson bt Jose Cortes (May 25) 3-6, 6-2, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable close match, could have gone either way in the tie break. Thanks for the game Jose. "  -- David
Antoine Bardin v David Maybank (May 16) 6-2, 1-0 TBC
Jose Cortes bt Antoine Bardin (May 9) 6-4, 4-6, [10-5]

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Dyson bt Niccolo Cianchini (May 8) 5-7, 6-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match in pretty bad very windy conditions with a still slightly damp court. Enjoyed it though, thanks Niccolo"  -- David
Reveal CommentAntoine Bardin bt David Dyson (May 2) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. Good conditions. Some good rallies and winners. The start of the match was quite close with lots of deuces but I managed to edge on top at the end of the first set and take advantage of a few more errors from David in the second set. Looking forward to playing again."  -- Antoine
Reveal CommentDavid Dyson bt David Maybank (May 1) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really close first set, could easily have gone either way. Dave M generally got into more point winning positions through the match but my game got steadier as we went on and I ended up winning mainly by virtue of fewer errors." -- David D
Reveal CommentNiccolo Cianchini bt Alistair Jones (Apr 29) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match Alistair, I'm keen to play the third set soon!"  -- Niccolo
Reveal CommentAlexandru Tataru bt Antoine Bardin (Apr 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Sunny afternoon at Kingston Recreation Ground. A bit windy in the beginning but stopped after a while. Some close games, a lot of unforced errors from both sides, quite a few nice rallies. I was lucky that Antoine wasn't at his best today fighting himself to find his first serve and some nasty blisters as well. Thank you for playing on a short notice and good luck in the future. "  -- Alexandru
Reveal CommentAlexandru Tataru bt Zeff Turner (Apr 24) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "From the beging Zeff started very strong. He's very skilled and prepares his shots nicely. Powerfull topspin forehand which makes him very dangerous as well. Fortunately for me, Zeff's shoulder bothered him and his groundstrokes and serve consequently suffered today. Honestly I think I got very lucky in the first set. The second set was very disputed as well, Zeff had kept pushing and battling every game, only a few unforced errors making the difference. Thank you and good luck with the remaing matches. "  -- Alexandru
Jose Cortes bt Niccolo Cianchini (Apr 24) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentDavid Dyson bt Alistair Jones (Apr 21) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A match with a lot of unforced errors from both of us, I won the first set mainly by making fewer errors. Alistair also tweaked his shoulder and couldn't serve properly in the second set which made the score in the 2nd set a bit unrepresentative." -- David
Reveal CommentAlexandru Tataru bt Jose Cortes (Apr 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect conditions for tennis and a very nice court at Beverly Park. Jose has a beautiful topspin forehand which can open the court very nicely and is pretty dangerous too. The score doesn't quite reflect the match reality. Unfortunately for Jose he was his own enemy and made quite a lot of errors which helped my cause. Good luck in the next matches Jose!"  -- Alexandru
Reveal CommentAlexandru Tataru bt David Dyson (Apr 19) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Not an easy thing to play after a few months of lockdown and especially playing on short notice as well. The score is a bit harsh showing only the errors that were made. David is passionate and fights till the last ball. Thank you for playing and good luck in the other following matches." -- Alexandru
Reveal CommentDavid Maybank bt Niccolo Cianchini (Apr 18) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match, going to 4-4 in the 3rd. Low setting sun made conditions tricky from one end. Thanks for a great game Niccolo and good luck in your next one."  -- David
Reveal CommentAntoine Bardin bt Niccolo Cianchini (Apr 11) 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. After a quick first set, Niccolo adapted really well to counter my game and the second set was really neck and neck. After playing for over 1h20min we did a super tie break to find a winner."  -- Antoine
Reveal CommentAlexandru Tataru bt David Maybank (Apr 10) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It started to rain a bit just before the match. David could have refused to play but he stayed and battled me and the slippery court (which became more playable towards the second set). David made to many unforced errors which helped me throughout the match especially in the key points. The score was a bit hard... actually many games went to deuce. Thanks for playing and good luck in the next games."  -- Alexandru
Reveal CommentAlexandru Tataru bt Niccolo Cianchini (Apr 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Alex has been too consistent for me! I was never into the match and never had the chance to! well played"  -- Niccolo
  • "Our first match after lockdown. Unfortunately Niccolo didn't help himself and made quite a few errors in the key moments. I'm sure the rust will come off and Niccolo will reduce his unforced. Thanks for playing and good luck in the future." -- Alexandru

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Alex Hunt [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tom Mayes [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Rodrigo Dias [W3, L1] 6
  4. Nigel Harman [W2, L3] 6
  5. Steve Havers [W1, L3] 2
  6. Matt Dawkins [L1] 1
  7. Colin Banks [L3]
  8. Eric Blondeel [L1] withdrawn
  9. Leila Panesar Morris 8.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Rodrigo Dias bt Steve Havers (May 31) 6-2, 7-5

Match of the Group:

Steve Havers bt Nigel Harman (May 30) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Nigel Harman bt Colin Banks (May 27) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentTom Mayes bt Rodrigo Dias (May 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Even on a slippery court the match was competitive and enjoyable throughout "  -- Tom
Alex Hunt bt Nigel Harman (May 19) 6-4, 6-4
Alex Hunt bt Colin Banks (May 7) 6-1, 6-3
Nigel Harman bt Matt Dawkins (May 5) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Rodrigo Dias bt Alex Hunt (May 3) 5-7, 6-4, [10-6]
Tom Mayes bt Colin Banks (May 1) 6-2, 6-0
Alex Hunt bt Steve Havers (Apr 27) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentAlex Hunt bt Eric Blondeel (Apr 19) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A perfect day for tennis and an enjoyable match with lots of good rallies and close games."  -- Alex
Rodrigo Dias bt Nigel Harman (Apr 17) 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentTom Mayes bt Steve Havers (Apr 13) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game. Came away very tired"  -- Tom
Alex Hunt bt Tom Mayes (Apr 11) 1-6, 6-2, [10-5]

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. James Cane [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nick Vidts [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ian McKenzie 10.2 [W3, L2] 6
  4. Matheus Lacava 9.2 [W2, L2] 5
  5. Aaron Gilling [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Richard Milway [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Alexandra Capes [L2]
  8. Fred Houwen [L1]

Match Results:

Ian McKenzie bt Matheus Lacava (May 31) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentIan McKenzie bt Richard Milway (May 29) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • " Closer than the score looks"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentJames Cane bt Nick Vidts (May 28) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game good to finally play it after some bad weather. Nice long rallies and could have gone either way. Hopefully play again soon"  -- James
Matheus Lacava bt Nick Vidts (May 11) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentIan McKenzie bt Nick Vidts (May 8) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Ian started of strong going to 4-0 but I managed to get in the game and managed to turn the set around. Second set started similar with a 4-0 to Ian's advantage and this time hé comfortably finished the set with 6-1. Enjoy able long rally's and looking forward to play that last set! "  -- Nick
  • "Ian again was very consistent and I could not up my game enough to really challenge him today." -- Nick
James Cane bt Fred Houwen (May 6) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentJames Cane bt Ian McKenzie (May 5) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Simply put the most enjoyable, challenging game I’ve played during my time with the local tennis leagues. Ian played some really good shots and made me constantly guessing throughout. Look forward to playing again."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Cane bt Alexandra Capes (May 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game score definitely didn’t capture the match. Alexandra has a great technique and serve, was a pleasure playing. "  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Cane bt Richard Milway (Apr 30) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another really enjoyable match, both took a while to get going but played a lot of deuces and could have easily gone to a 3rd set. Thanks again Richard"  -- James

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNick Vidts bt Aaron Gilling (Apr 30) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Aaron started off strong with an easy win in the first set. Set 2 and 3 went up equally with nice rally's and some beautiful points followed by ranges of unforced errors. Bit rusty at times, a very enjoyable game."  -- Nick
Matheus Lacava bt Richard Milway (Apr 26) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentJames Cane bt Aaron Gilling (Apr 23) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with some long rallies. Wind helped a lot especially with the lobs."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Cane bt Matheus Lacava (Apr 19) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game and good to get back out on the court finally. Fair to say both of us were a bit rusty but some good rallies and lots of deuces. Enjoyed it an hope to play Matheus again in the future."  -- James
Reveal CommentNick Vidts bt Alexandra Capes (Apr 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Alex and I had a nice game. I had the advantage of having played already while she had to get into the whole game again after covid restrictions. With a bit more luck Alex would have esily made a couple games! "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentAaron Gilling bt Ian McKenzie (Apr 13) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with plenty of long rallies. Thanks Ian!"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentNick Vidts bt Richard Milway (Apr 11) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Richard and I had a really nice game! Our playing level was very similar, both very keen to get back playing after long time. The contact was really good and friendly. We were replaying points in case of any doubt, so no disputes at all. Conditions were not great as the field was still wet and it was getting a bit dark towards the end, but still ok."  -- Nick

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Piers Lee [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Brian Phillips [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Peter Dell'Osa [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jenny Barker [W5, L2] 11
  5. Andrew Moore [W3, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Sarah Watson [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Joseph Marsden [W1, L6] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. ANDREW MISRA [L7]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew Moore bt ANDREW MISRA (May 31) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Andrew,fantastic weather at last and a lot of close games"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentBrian Phillips bt ANDREW MISRA (May 27) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A game actually played over two days due to rain on the first. Enjoyable and some big hitting. "  -- Brian
Reveal CommentJenny Barker bt ANDREW MISRA (May 26) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game and the sun even came out!"  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentPeter Dell'Osa bt Andrew Moore (May 24) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the enjoyable game, loads a good rallies, and who doesn't like tennis in a hailstorm?"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentJenny Barker bt Joseph Marsden (May 23) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Wet and windy conditions but a really fun game with some great rallie"  -- Jenny
Joseph Marsden bt ANDREW MISRA (May 22) 6-3, 6-1
Peter Dell'Osa bt ANDREW MISRA (May 18) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentPeter Dell'Osa bt Jenny Barker (May 16) 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable and even game despite the weather! "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentAndrew Moore bt Joseph Marsden (May 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Joe,much closer than the scoreline suggests.Some great rallies and long games and for 10 minutes it stopped raining!"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentPeter Dell'Osa bt Joseph Marsden (May 15) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable close game"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentJenny Barker bt Brian Phillips (May 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game"  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentJenny Barker bt Sarah Watson (May 12) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game with some great rallies. "  -- Jenny
Piers Lee bt ANDREW MISRA (May 5) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentBrian Phillips bt Peter Dell'Osa (May 4) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game played in a great spirit; lead changed hands time and again and both of us could have won it. "  -- Brian
Reveal CommentPiers Lee bt Andrew Moore (May 4) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match. Some very decent rallies in the second set. "  -- Piers
Andrew Moore bt Sarah Watson (Apr 29) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentPiers Lee bt Peter Dell'Osa (Apr 28) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "I was relieved to win this match. Second set was extremely tight and tense. Could have gone either way. "  -- Piers
Reveal CommentPeter Dell'Osa bt Sarah Watson (Apr 27) 0-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game of tennis! "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentSarah Watson bt Joseph Marsden (Apr 25) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great rallies with lots of the games going to and staying at deuce. The sun and wind definitely made it more interesting! "  -- Sarah

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPiers Lee bt Brian Phillips (Apr 25) 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "Not the classic the scoreline suggests. Again strong wind didn't allow for positive tennis. Third set became a tactical battle and was very closely fought. "  -- Piers
Reveal CommentPiers Lee bt Joseph Marsden (Apr 24) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Strong prevailing wind made conditions particularly difficult but we managed some decent rallies. "  -- Piers
Jenny Barker bt Andrew Moore (Apr 23) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentBrian Phillips bt Sarah Watson (Apr 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game, good fun rallies and some great points."  -- Brian
Reveal CommentPiers Lee bt Sarah Watson (Apr 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Sarah, Quite a few of the games went to deuce and we had a lot of nice rallies. Piers"  -- Piers
Reveal CommentBrian Phillips bt Joseph Marsden (Apr 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with some very nice rallies on a wonderfully sunny day."  -- Brian
Reveal CommentPiers Lee bt Jenny Barker (Apr 16) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Jenny. The second set was so close and I was relieved to win it. "  -- Piers
Reveal CommentBrian Phillips bt Andrew Moore (Apr 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match, loads of deuces, score really doesn't paint a proper picture."  -- Brian
Sarah Watson bt ANDREW MISRA (Apr 10) 6-4, 6-3

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Samuel Shead [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Kieran Morris [W3, L1, UF2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Marek Niedzielak [W3, L2, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rob Jones [W2, L2, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Frazer Chesterman [W2, L1, UF2] 6
  6. Brian Moran [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Dorothy Small [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Samuel Shead bt Dorothy Small (Jun 2) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentSamuel Shead bt Kieran Morris (Jun 2) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Kieran. Beautiful day for it! I felt like it was closer than the score suggests and we had some decent rallies. "  -- Samuel
Reveal CommentSamuel Shead bt Frazer Chesterman (May 31) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Frazer, well played. "  -- Samuel
Rob Jones bt Dorothy Small (May 26) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentRob Jones v Kieran Morris (May 21) 3-6, 6-4, 4-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Treacherous wind! Well matched though..."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentFrazer Chesterman bt Dorothy Small (May 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Dorothy"  -- Frazer
Kieran Morris v Frazer Chesterman (May 10) 3-6, 2-3 TBC
Reveal CommentKieran Morris bt Dorothy Small (May 5) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match! We both appreciated some more time playing and learning, as well as some extra rally practice at the end!"  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentKieran Morris bt Brian Moran (May 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match! I think we managed to play through about 3 of the 4 seasons in the hour! "  -- Kieran
Marek Niedzielak bt Dorothy Small (May 3) 6-1, 6-2
Kieran Morris bt Marek Niedzielak (Apr 28) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentSamuel Shead bt Rob Jones (Apr 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A bit one-sided but enjoyable anyway! Well played Sam."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentFrazer Chesterman bt Brian Moran (Apr 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. "  -- Frazer
Brian Moran bt Dorothy Small (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentMarek Niedzielak v Frazer Chesterman (Apr 24) 6-4, 2-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "We had a really good match. Run out of time to play the third set so we decided to call a draw for now."  -- Marek

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMarek Niedzielak bt Rob Jones (Apr 23) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was close, the second less so. Well played Marek. Enjoyable match in the sun!"  -- Rob
Rob Jones bt Brian Moran (Apr 21) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentSamuel Shead bt Marek Niedzielak (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Marek. Good luck with your hunt for a new racket. "  -- Samuel
Reveal CommentSamuel Shead bt Brian Moran (Apr 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Brian. Such a nice way to start a sunny Saturday!"  -- Samuel
Reveal CommentMarek Niedzielak bt Brian Moran (Apr 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to play some tennis after the long winter. The match was definitely more levelled than the score suggests and a huge credit due to Brian for his efforts."  -- Marek