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Collapse AllKingston Parks Singles - Round 9 | Thursday 3 September 2020 to Wednesday 28 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 September 2020)

We had 3 groups again this round and a couple of new faces, but lots of close and enjoyable matches as always! Well done for playing through a mixed bag of weather conditions and getting just over half of all possible matches played. Hope to see you all back for more tennis action in the next round!

Group Summary:

This was a fairly quiet group with several matches left unplayed, however Siddhartha's 2 wins were enough to see him top the group and finish as champ. Siddhartha had "as always, a very competitive match" with runner up Alex with numerous games going to deuce in the first set, and credit to Alex for being the only player to pick up midway bonus points. Also, well done to Graham for battling back from a set down to defeat Alex in a match tiebreak.

Final Rankings:

  1. Siddhartha Kunzru 8.2 [W2, UF1] 5 WINNER
  2. Alex Hunt [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. James Goldson 9.2 [W1, UF1] 3
  4. Graham Searles 8.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Maximilian Rudolf 7.2 [L1] 1
  6. Zeff Turner

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Goldson bt Alex Hunt (Oct 18) 6-1, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Topsy-turvey game played over two days - great rallies, lots of running but really enjoyable."  -- James
Siddhartha Kunzru bt Graham Searles (Sep 28) Walkover
Reveal CommentSiddhartha Kunzru bt Alex Hunt (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "As always, a very competitive match with Alex and much closer than the scoreline indicates. First set was really close with many games going to deuce. I was able to adjust better to the slightly windy conditions in the 2nd set and managed to close out the match. "  -- Siddhartha

Match of the Group:

Alex Hunt bt Maximilian Rudolf (Sep 12) 4-2, 4-5, [10-5]
Reveal CommentSiddhartha Kunzru v James Goldson (Sep 8) 7-5, 0-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A match of contrasting fortunes. TBC...."  -- Siddhartha
Reveal CommentGraham Searles bt Alex Hunt (Sep 8) 0-4, 5-4, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match "  -- Graham

Group Summary:

There was a clear winner at the top of Group 2 as Niccolo won 5 out of 6 matches and earned midway bonus points to finish 7 points clear. He had to work hard to stave off a third set against Cesar David who "put up a good fight" in the second set, while Cesar's efforts were rewarded with a battling 3 set win against Thomas who nonetheless finished as runner up ahead of Cesar David thanks to playing an extra match.

Final Rankings:

  1. Niccolo Cianchini 10.2 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Thomas Thiollier [W2, L3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Cesar David Raval 10.1 [W2, L1, UF1] 4
  4. Aaron Gilling [W1, L1, UF1] 2
  5. Jussi Carrion 9.1 [W1] 2
  6. Patryk Szczerba 9.2 [L2, UF1] 1
  7. Alessandro Ventura [L3, UF1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlessandro Ventura v Patryk Szczerba (Oct 28) 7-6 (7-5), 2-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Very levelled match, unfortunately not enough time to finish it - really enjoyed!"  -- Alessandro

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCesar David Raval bt Thomas Thiollier (Oct 17) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing consistent swings for us both! Got my slice working but Thomas had it all going back too! Forehands going at me and that short angle to my backhand was killer but i managed to get some more balls in. Great match! Definitely one to play again!"  -- Cesar David
Reveal CommentThomas Thiollier bt Patryk Szczerba (Oct 16) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We played over 2 days as finished first part of the match on a tie. Great Rallies. It was a pleasure to play with Patryk"  -- Thomas
Thomas Thiollier bt Alessandro Ventura (Oct 12) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentNiccolo Cianchini bt Cesar David Raval (Oct 11) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Quite erratic but managed to get back into the match and managed to put up a good fight! Those are the matches I do not ever mind losing. Admittedly, I was helped by Niccolo's new strings but it was as close as I could muster too. 👊 hope to play with Niccolo again soon! "  -- Cesar David
Reveal CommentCesar David Raval v Aaron Gilling (Oct 11) 6-6 (6-5) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "6-5 in the tiebreak! TBC! Such a close match!"  -- Cesar David
Reveal CommentCesar David Raval bt Alessandro Ventura (Oct 5) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Finally got to play a match! Was fortunate with how i was playing. Enjoyed it thoroughly! Great game!"  -- Cesar David
Reveal CommentNiccolo Cianchini bt Patryk Szczerba (Sep 26) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good long rallies during the first set and some awesome shots! "  -- Niccolo
Reveal CommentJussi Carrion bt Niccolo Cianchini (Sep 19) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The wind made this a testing match for both of us! Still some good rallies and could of went either way. Thanks Niccolo "  -- Jussi
Reveal CommentAaron Gilling bt Thomas Thiollier (Sep 16) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies and a very enjoyable match. Thanks Thomas!"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentNiccolo Cianchini bt Aaron Gilling (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What a serve Aaron! thanks for the game"  -- Niccolo
Reveal CommentNiccolo Cianchini bt Alessandro Ventura (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Alessandro for the match! "  -- Niccolo
Reveal CommentNiccolo Cianchini bt Thomas Thiollier (Sep 8) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice rallies, thanks Thomas for the match"  -- Niccolo

Group Summary:

Another fairly quiet group but James made the most of his opportunities notching up 4 wins to finish 3 points clear of runner up Brian. Their head to head was a "great match contested over 3 hours" while Brian came back from a set down against third placed Piers, and both players "hit their stride" in the second set of an enjoyable 3 setter.

Final Rankings:

  1. James Cane [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Brian Phillips [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Piers Lee [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Michael Grundy [L2] 2
  5. Espen Roisland 10.2 [L1] withdrawn
  6. Rhodri Davies [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Cane bt Michael Grundy (Oct 16) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies and a lot closer than the score. Lost count of the amount of deuces."  -- James
Piers Lee bt Espen Roisland (Sep 29) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames Cane bt Brian Phillips (Sep 29) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game looking forward to finishing it off "  -- James
  • "Great match contested over 3 hours, lots of rallies and deuces played out." -- James
Reveal CommentJames Cane bt Rhodri Davies (Sep 23) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "When did it get so dark? Good to finally get a game shame about the light hopefully finish this off soon"  -- James
  • "Enjoyed playing this some good rallies and a lot of close games." -- James
Reveal CommentPiers Lee bt Rhodri Davies (Sep 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Rhodri"  -- Piers
Reveal CommentBrian Phillips bt Michael Grundy (Sep 19) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight - second set score much more accurate in describing the closeness of the games." -- Brian
Reveal CommentBrian Phillips bt Piers Lee (Sep 13) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really good match. The first game alone took over fifteen minutes with deuces etc. Both of us managed to hit our stride in the second set and play some very enjoyable rallies. "  -- Brian
Reveal CommentJames Cane bt Piers Lee (Sep 12) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another good game, shame about the sun"  -- James