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Collapse AllLeamington & Warwick Singles - Round 12 | Thursday 27 September 2018 to Wednesday 21 November 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 October 2018)

It was great to have an extra group in Leamington & Warwick Tennis League this time and to welcome 6 new players to the league alongside many returners. We appreciate all of you taking part and helping to make the league a success, and it's great to see from the commentaries how much you've enjoyed the matches. Collectively over two thirds of matches played which is a great effort for an Autumn round, so we're hoping to see you all back again next time!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Stefan for successfully defending his group title by achieving 5 match wins and finishing one point clear of runner up and league debutant Gabor. Gabor and fellow debutant Angus both recorded 4 wins, and it was Angus who won their head to head, however Gabor played 2 more matches to see him finish one point clear. There were several contenders for 'Match of the Group' including a really close 2 setter between Neil and David and a great Friday night 3 setter between Angus and Neil, but our pick of the bunch was Angus' win over Luca which went to [7-5] in the final set tiebreak!

Final Rankings:

  1. Stefan Straub [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Gabor Kovacs [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Angus Lockhart [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Luca Martinengo [W2, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Neil Cockrell [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. David Renney 8.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Matthew Pickering 8.1 [W2, L2] 5
  8. Jagtar Bahi [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGabor Kovacs bt Neil Cockrell (Nov 16) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with Neil. Challenging conditions with bad visibility and slippery court. Very tight games in the second set, it could have gone either way."  -- Gabor
Reveal CommentMatthew Pickering bt Gabor Kovacs (Nov 11) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We had a great battle in this match. Not only against each other but against the winter sun, the wind and the slippy court. It was a really intense match which I thoroughly enjoyed and Gabor played great"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentNeil Cockrell bt David Renney (Nov 10) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Game played in challenging conditions with low sun and strong breeze. Very enjoyable game that could have gone either way. "  -- Neil
Reveal CommentAngus Lockhart bt David Renney (Nov 3) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy morning disrupted play a bit"  -- Angus
Reveal CommentStefan Straub bt Matthew Pickering (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game in windy conditions. Matt's serve was very good. "  -- Stefan
Reveal CommentLuca Martinengo bt Neil Cockrell (Oct 28) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match, lots of games at deuce."  -- Luca
Reveal CommentStefan Straub bt Angus Lockhart (Oct 28) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a close and enjoyable match with Angus. Lots of long rallies covering the whole of the court, good ground strokes and drop shots. My serve was better on the day which probably made the difference. "  -- Stefan
Reveal CommentStefan Straub bt Luca Martinengo (Oct 25) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good game under the floodlights, very tense at the end. "  -- Stefan
David Renney bt Luca Martinengo (Oct 22) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAngus Lockhart bt Luca Martinengo (Oct 21) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A good tennis match of a Sunday afternoon. Luca's serve and forehand were very consistent towards the latter stages of the match. "  -- Angus
Reveal CommentStefan Straub bt Gabor Kovacs (Oct 21) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with Gabor, a lot of close games and rallies. "  -- Stefan
Reveal CommentDavid Renney bt Stefan Straub (Oct 18) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great match, and Stefan produced some dazzling winners, often when under pressure."  -- David
Reveal CommentGabor Kovacs bt David Renney (Oct 16) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with David tonight. A few less double-faults on his side and it could have been a lot closer."  -- Gabor
Reveal CommentAngus Lockhart bt Gabor Kovacs (Oct 10) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Gabor- very tiring! Neither of our serves posed a threat so lots of breaks of each others service game. Close encounter and good fun. "  -- Angus
Reveal CommentStefan Straub bt Neil Cockrell (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with Neil"  -- Stefan
Reveal CommentLuca Martinengo bt Matthew Pickering (Oct 8) 6-4, 6-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match with Matt! So many deuces!!!"  -- Luca
Reveal CommentAngus Lockhart bt Neil Cockrell (Oct 5) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Neil on Friday evening. No wind good conditions for tennis! Very enjoyable and close encounter with good ground stroke rallies. Good net game from Neil. "  -- Angus
Reveal CommentGabor Kovacs bt Luca Martinengo (Oct 4) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Luca today. Tough first set with breaks on both sides."  -- Gabor
Reveal CommentMatthew Pickering bt Neil Cockrell (Oct 3) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great battle against Neil today. Neil played great throughout, especially in the first set when he pressed me on my serve continuously and left me struggling to get points against his. Really enjoyable match. "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentGabor Kovacs bt Jagtar Bahi (Sep 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with Jagtar in perfect conditions. Most of the games were a lot closer than the final score suggests."  -- Gabor

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Jean-Baptiste for winning all 6 of his matches to finish top of Group 2 and earn promotion back to Group 1 in fine style! Jean-Baptiste finished 4 points clear of runner up Darin and third placed Andy both on 4 match wins, but it was Darin who clinched runner up spot thanks to his win in their head to head. Andy put in a strong performance against Martin holding his nerve in the first set tiebreak and managing a 2-set win, while Rod came through a similar test in the third set of his match against Andrea.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jean-Baptiste Raymond 10.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Darin Crosby 9.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andy Silver [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rod Bond [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Martin Gray [W2, L4] 5
  6. Andrea Cortazar [L5] 2
  7. Neil Russell 10.1 [L3] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMartin Gray bt Neil Russell (Nov 21) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "As ever with Neil, a great game played in a good spirit. A bitterly cold night with some frost forming by the end, but luckily no slips. I look forward to our next classic encounter, Neil!"  -- Martin
Jean-Baptiste Raymond bt Andrea Cortazar (Nov 19) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentRod Bond bt Martin Gray (Nov 18) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close first set where we both broke serve on a number of occasions. Enjoyable match..."  -- Rod
Jean-Baptiste Raymond bt Martin Gray (Nov 13) 1-6, 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndy Silver bt Martin Gray (Nov 11) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another tight tussle with Martin, with the wind, low sun, and slippy surface adding to the challenge. Both sets were close with breaks all over the place, a few good first serves from me (unusually) ands a lot of great sliced dropshots from Martin. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentMartin Gray bt Andrea Cortazar (Nov 8) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A nice friendly game - closer than the score suggests. Good luck with the rest of your matches Andrea!"  -- Martin
Darin Crosby bt Martin Gray (Nov 5) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndy Silver bt Neil Russell (Nov 3) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on a surprisingly warm morning. Many games were closer than the score suggests with some good rallies, quite a few deuces and a fair spattering of unforced errors. My lobs and drop shots were actually working for a change, giving Neil a good runaround :) and helping me edge quite a few of the games. "  -- Andy
Jean-Baptiste Raymond bt Neil Russell (Oct 30) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndy Silver bt Andrea Cortazar (Oct 27) 1-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable and close match (despite the chilly weather, blustery wind and spitting rain) that could have gone either way. Andrea ran away with the first set with some really good forehand and backhand winners. The second set swung the other way and the third swung on way then the other, with plenty of deuces, quite a few unforced errors, and missed chances on both sides. In the end I nicked it just before the rain started in earnest... "  -- Andy

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRod Bond bt Andrea Cortazar (Oct 22) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Tie break to be played but run out of floodlight time"  -- Rod
Darin Crosby bt Rod Bond (Oct 21) 6-4, 6-3
Darin Crosby bt Andrea Cortazar (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-2
Darin Crosby bt Andy Silver (Oct 13) 6-3, 6-3
Jean-Baptiste Raymond bt Darin Crosby (Oct 11) 6-0, 6-2
Andy Silver bt Rod Bond (Oct 7) 6-1, 6-1
Jean-Baptiste Raymond bt Rod Bond (Oct 3) 6-4, 6-4
Jean-Baptiste Raymond bt Andy Silver (Sep 29) 6-0, 6-3

Group Summary:

It was successful return to the league for group winner Matthew and runner up Sally, both tied on 12 points so it was Matthew's win in their head to head which proved decisive. Sally had a great round too with 4 match wins and two battling 3-set defeats to Lorenzo and Matthew. Lorenzo also won 4 matches but finished 2 points behind Sally by virtue of playing one fewer match showing how important match scheduling is. A finely balanced group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Matthew Hares [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sally Thurston 10.1 [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Lorenzo Salvadori 10.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jonathan Hunter 10.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lisa Cooper 10.2 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alice McGuigan 10.2 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Robyn Beebe [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatthew Hares bt Lisa Cooper (Nov 17) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of games went to deuce. Played over two weekend after it rained just as we started the second set. Enjoyable game of tennis"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentSally Thurston bt Jonathan Hunter (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What a lovely match. Some really great rallies and deuces in swirling winds so closer than the score would appear :) Thanks Jon!"  -- Sally

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLorenzo Salvadori bt Sally Thurston (Oct 29) 7-6, 0-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Sally is an excellent player and she literally trashed me in the second set. I was very lucky to see it through, as we had a lot of nice rallies and deuce situations. So it could have gone both ways. Definitely looking forward to play again with her soon, as this has been the best match ever!"  -- Lorenzo
Reveal CommentJonathan Hunter bt Lisa Cooper (Oct 28) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable mornings tennis against Lisa! The conditions were challenging with there being both the sun in our eyes and wind to contend with, but we got in some good rallies. Lisa got off to a flyer in the second set and I had to dig deep to get back into it. All the best with your remaining games Lisa."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentMatthew Hares bt Sally Thurston (Oct 27) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in tough cold and windy conditions. Lots of good rallies and games that went to deuce. Looking forward to our next battle Sally."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentSally Thurston bt Robyn Beebe (Oct 22) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match. Had lots of fun. Plenty of deuces. Thanks Robyn"  -- Sally
Reveal CommentMatthew Hares bt Jonathan Hunter (Oct 21) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game of tennis. Closer than the score reads especially in the second set. Lots of games in that set went to deuce."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentSally Thurston bt Lisa Cooper (Oct 21) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed it Great fun match with some excellent rallies in the sunshine."  -- Sally
Lorenzo Salvadori bt Lisa Cooper (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentJonathan Hunter bt Alice McGuigan (Oct 16) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely evening of tennis with Alice! The first set was played in extremely tough conditions with it rapidly getting dark. However, fortunately for the second set we were able to play under the floodlights and the game really got going. I somehow just about managed to hold on and win the second set, but was pushed all the way by Alice. Two sets was tiring enough with the long rally's we had. If it had gone to a third I would have been in trouble."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentLisa Cooper bt Alice McGuigan (Oct 11) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Alice in windy conditions, lots of games going to deuce and some good long rallies. Really enjoyable."  -- Lisa
Reveal CommentLorenzo Salvadori bt Alice McGuigan (Oct 9) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Alice has a consistent serve and is a great sport and a lovely person. It's been a fun tennis match with many deuce situations and good rallies. :)"  -- Lorenzo
Reveal CommentLorenzo Salvadori bt Jonathan Hunter (Oct 7) 7-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Jonathan has been great and we played some very nice rallies! :)"  -- Lorenzo
Reveal CommentMatthew Hares bt Alice McGuigan (Oct 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of games went to denue. An enjoyable match in tough court conditions."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentSally Thurston bt Alice McGuigan (Oct 3) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a real pleasure to play Alice, thank you. Enjoyed playing on an unseasonably warm evening."  -- Sally
Matthew Hares bt Lorenzo Salvadori (Oct 1) 6-0, 6-2

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Leamington & Warwick.

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 bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

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