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Collapse AllKingston Parks Singles - Round 4 | Thursday 18 April 2019 to Wednesday 12 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 May 2019)

Sometimes the sun shone and gave the players a heat test, and sometimes the wind howled and the rain poured. And that is British tennis in a nutshell (no play at Queen's as we write!). But taken as a whole, this was a very nice round with nearly 60% of the matches played. Please do pass on the word if you can and we hope to have you playing again next time!

Group Summary:

Siddhartha and James were both group winners from last round but who would top the group this time? Enter Neil making a triumphant return to the league and winning five matches in straight sets. With James sidelined after three matches that left Siddhartha, from our reigning champs, in the mix for the runner up spot. In the end he had to make do with bronze as Alex swept in to win silver. Well done to everyone and of course to Neil for his excellent group win.

Final Rankings:

  1. Neil Kapoor [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. Alex Hunt [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Siddhartha Kunzru 8.2 [W3, L2] 6
  4. Juan Menacho [W2, L2] 4
  5. Graham Buckel 10.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. James Meurer 9.2 [L3] withdrawn
  7. Patryk Szczerba 9.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Siddhartha Kunzru bt Juan Menacho (Jun 12) Walkover
Neil Kapoor bt Siddhartha Kunzru (Jun 9) 6-2, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Neil Kapoor bt Juan Menacho (Jun 5) 6-4, 7-5
Neil Kapoor bt Patryk Szczerba (May 22) 6-0, 6-0
Alex Hunt bt Siddhartha Kunzru (May 17) 6-2, 6-0
Juan Menacho bt Graham Buckel (May 15) 6-0, 6-3
Juan Menacho bt Alex Hunt (May 14) 6-4, 6-0
Neil Kapoor bt James Meurer (May 6) Walkover
Neil Kapoor bt Alex Hunt (May 5) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentNeil Kapoor bt Graham Buckel (May 4) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Graham was fast around the court...the windy weather wasn’t ideal! "  -- Neil
Reveal CommentAlex Hunt bt James Meurer (Apr 28) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match, much closer than the score suggests."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentSiddhartha Kunzru bt Graham Buckel (Apr 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Match was closer than the score suggests with some great rallies. "  -- Siddhartha
Reveal CommentSiddhartha Kunzru bt James Meurer (Apr 27) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "One of those matches where conquering the elements (howling winds, occasional showers) was as important as playing the opponent. Thanks for a good match James!"  -- Siddhartha
Reveal CommentAlex Hunt bt Graham Buckel (Apr 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Glorious weather for tennis and a really enjoyable match - all the games were close and most included some ridiculously long rallies and could have gone either way."  -- Alex

Group Summary:

A big group but with Maxine picking up an injury and Leila not getting started, it settled down to a tough battle between the remaining seven. No one found it easy to pull clear though Cristian, the eventual winner, shared with Sebastian the most number of match victories. In fact, Sebastian got the better of Cristian in their heat-challenged three-setter, but bonus points came to Cristian's rescue allowing him to finish the round two points clear. Runner-up Yo matched Cristian on points but lost their three setter and with it the chance to top the group. Really exciting group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Cristian Teichner 10.2 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Yo Sato [W3, L2, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Sebastian Hardman [W4, L1] 9
  4. Michael Grundy [W3, L2] 8
  5. Brian Phillips [W3] 6
  6. Benjamin Peake 10.2 [W1, L4, UF1] 4
  7. Enrique Ferreras [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. MAXINE STANLEY [L1] withdrawn
  9. Leila Panesar Morris 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentYo Sato v Benjamin Peake (Jun 11) 0-6, 6-2, 1-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "not completed. rain stopped play at the second game. unfortunately no time left to complete. "  -- Yo
Sebastian Hardman bt Yo Sato (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 3-0 Yo Sato Retired
Benjamin Peake bt Enrique Ferreras (Jun 2) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentMichael Grundy bt Sebastian Hardman (Jun 1) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game in the blistering morning sun, including some long tense rallies with plenty of tricky slices."  -- Michael
Cristian Teichner bt Benjamin Peake (May 31) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentBrian Phillips bt Benjamin Peake (May 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than the scoreline suggests - with some nice winners hit from both players. "  -- Brian
Reveal CommentMichael Grundy bt Benjamin Peake (May 23) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "An exciting match on a lovely summer's evening. I'm only glad I managed to hold on in the tiebreak, I don't think I could have survived a final set. Thanks Ben!"  -- Michael

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSebastian Hardman bt Cristian Teichner (May 21) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in the sweltering heat, bit of sunburn this eve me thinks!"  -- Sebastian
Reveal CommentYo Sato bt Michael Grundy (May 19) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A hard-fought match over two days which inevitably required a tiebreak to complete. Always satisfying to bag a close match but I will require a bit of rest after picking up a little injury," -- Yo
Reveal CommentBrian Phillips bt Enrique Ferreras (May 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Unpleasant conditions but a really good game. 12 of the 14 games went to deuce and many of those were multiple deuces - we were laughing about it by the second set. Flattering scoreline as many of the games could really have gone either way. "  -- Brian
Reveal CommentCristian Teichner bt Michael Grundy (May 14) 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "One of the best matches I had since I joined the LTL. The score was very close throughout the match and both of us loosing serves a few times due to the strong winds, but in the end I managed to save 3 match points and had a bit of luck in the tiebreak. Thanks Mike!"  -- Cristian
Reveal CommentMichael Grundy bt Enrique Ferreras (May 11) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match - took me a while to warm up but Enrique's deep shots were tough to beat!"  -- Michael
Cristian Teichner bt Yo Sato (May 7) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentBrian Phillips bt Cristian Teichner (May 4) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really good game with some ridiculously long rallies. Very enjoyable game."  -- Brian
Yo Sato bt MAXINE STANLEY (Apr 28) 6-2, 6-0
Cristian Teichner bt Enrique Ferreras (Apr 27) 6-4, 6-4
Sebastian Hardman bt Benjamin Peake (Apr 23) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentYo Sato bt Enrique Ferreras (Apr 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An early morning match, rightly so under an unseasonal heat. A good friendly match. Saw some see-sawing as both lose service games with easy chances missed. Glad though having a winning start."  -- Yo
Sebastian Hardman bt Enrique Ferreras (Apr 20) 6-0, 6-3