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Collapse AllLeamington & Warwick Singles - Round 14 | Thursday 4 April 2019 to Wednesday 29 May 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 May 2019)

Great to have 3 groups again in the Leamington and Warwick League and see so many familiar faces, as well as newcomers, playing and enjoying their tennis, some of it finally in the sunshine too! We read about plenty of high quality tennis, and all of it played in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere - just what we're aiming for! We look forward to welcoming everyone back in the next round when summer is finally here!

Group Summary:

Wow, some truly epic matches played in Group 1 during this round - reading the commentaries we feel we've missed out on watching some quality tennis, but we're glad to read that passers-by became spectators for some matches! Stefan continues his unstoppable run with another victory. Tom was a very close runner-up, equal on points, but Stefan had the extra win to take him over the finish line. We look forward to seeing some of these rivalries continue. Can anyone defeat Stefan? Well done also to Luca, who valiantly continued despite picking up a shoulder injury in his first match - we hope you recover soon. Congratulations to everyone who played in this group, some smashing matches!

Final Rankings:

  1. Stefan Straub [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tom Courtenay-Evans [W5, L2] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Gabor Kovacs [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sunny Rai [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ray Edmonds [W3, L1] 6
  6. Matthew Pickering 8.1 [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Neil Cockrell 10.1 [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Luca Martinengo [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRay Edmonds bt Matthew Pickering (May 27) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lost count how many times i applauded Matts stunning winners (with arguably the best single handed backhand i've played against)! A real high quality opponent..... glad to scrape through."  -- Ray
Stefan Straub bt Luca Martinengo (May 27) Walkover
Reveal CommentNeil Cockrell bt Sunny Rai (May 27) 1-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A game of ups and downs and of leads and comebacks. Sunny and I were well matched at the end and I was fortunate to get over the line first. See you for a replay in the next league Sunny. "  -- Neil
Reveal CommentTom Courtenay-Evans bt Ray Edmonds (May 25) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The crowds flocked into VP to watch our much anticipated league encounter! Possibly the music festival was the main attraction for the majority but we had a cracking game on a glorious Saturday morning. I managed to get an early lead in the first set as Ray took a couple of games to get his big first serve warmed up. The rest of the match was really close and Ray's drop shots and topspin lobs were particularly effective. Looking forward to playing again in the summer."  -- Tom

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTom Courtenay-Evans bt Sunny Rai (May 22) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable and hard fought game with Sunny tonight at VP. Our contrasting styles of play made for lots of good rallies. I managed to get in some good volleys and half-volleys and Sunny hit some stunning winners when I thought I had the point won. Sunny showed great fighting spirit in the third set coming back from 0-5 down to have a break point for 3-5. Luckily for me I found a couple of good first serves to close things out before it got too nervy! Well played Sunny and looking forward to our next match."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentStefan Straub bt Gabor Kovacs (May 21) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match on a sunny evening. Very close first set which I managed to edge at the end. Gabor served well and put a lot of pressure on my ground strokes. "  -- Stefan
Reveal CommentGabor Kovacs bt Neil Cockrell (May 17) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle with Neil tonight! After a sluggish start on both sides we've had some amazing rallies and very close games. Neil has really raised his game in the second set and was 4-2 up in the third. I don't know exactly how many match points Neil has saved in the last game, but it felt like an eternity."  -- Gabor
Reveal CommentStefan Straub bt Tom Courtenay-Evans (May 17) 4-6, 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match this evening. Tom's serve was strong and I could not get through it in the first set, Tom broke at 4-4 and won it. I was able to make a strong start to the second and go on from there. There was lots of varied play, Tom made some good drop shots and I was hitting some lobs, which made for really enjoyable rallies. "  -- Stefan
  • "Well played Stefan. Different gravy!," -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Courtenay-Evans bt Luca Martinengo (May 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely evening for tennis. Luca was carrying a shoulder injury from his previous game and I was able to dominate his serve as a result. He returned very well and hit a lot of cracking winners particularly off the forehand. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentGabor Kovacs bt Luca Martinengo (May 12) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "After a 10-day rain delay we have finally managed to complete our match in perfect conditions. Both Luca and I were struggling to get back into the game, making plenty of unforced errors. In the second set Luca was nursing a shoulder injury which has caused the quality of his serves to drop and provided me with a chance to close out the match."  -- Gabor
Reveal CommentSunny Rai bt Matthew Pickering (May 1) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match tonight against Matt. The first set was very close with impressive serving from Matt. He showed great resilience, saving 2 set points at 3-5 down and then 2 further set points at 4-5 to level 5-5. Thankfully I held serve and then broke to take the set 7-5. I managed to keep this momentum going through the second set. Thanks Matt for a great game!"  -- Sunny
Reveal CommentStefan Straub bt Matthew Pickering (Apr 30) 6-7, 7-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Wow, this was an epic match with Matt! We started in the evening sun and went well into the night, luckily we had 2 hours of floodlights! We were very evenly matched and played a lot of deuce games. Matt was close to finishing it at 5-3 in the second set but I managed to get to another tie break and win it. "  -- Stefan
Reveal CommentSunny Rai bt Gabor Kovacs (Apr 25) 7-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An absolutely gruelling battle! A great match with some epic rallies (even enjoyed by the passers-by!) Good serving to start off with us both holding most of our serves. I led the 1st set and had 2 set points at 6-5 up which Gabor saved. I upped my game in the tiebreak and won 7-1. Gabor took an early lead in the 2nd set at 2-0 and missed 2 points to go 3-0 up. I broke back and ended up taking a 3-2 lead. I then managed to stay in front. I had a match point at 5-4 up on serve but Gabor saved it and made it 5-5. I broke back to go 6-5 up. Serving for the match once again, I missed another match point. He just wouldn't give up! Finally I took the 3rd match point and won. Thanks for a great game Gabor, unlucky not to get a set today. Well done"  -- Sunny
Reveal CommentMatthew Pickering bt Neil Cockrell (Apr 24) 7-5, 6-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well that was a match and a half! Not a great day for the server but I guess you could say we both returned well to put a positive spin on things. Well over half the games were breaks and from a leading position in the second set I threw away yet another service game and into the tie break we went. Neil played a perfect tie break taking it 7-1, an awesome effort there. A really good quality match all in all, well played! "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentTom Courtenay-Evans bt Neil Cockrell (Apr 23) 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "A very close and enjoyable match with Neil on a lovely warm evening at VP. Both sets followed a similar pattern with Neil establishing early leads which I managed to peg back. We both had set points in the tiebreak but I just managed to scrape it. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentGabor Kovacs bt Matthew Pickering (Apr 23) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close battle with Matt tonight with lot of break of serves on both sides. Good luck for the rest of your matches."  -- Gabor
Reveal CommentStefan Straub bt Neil Cockrell (Apr 20) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great day for a game of tennis! A good match with Neil- both of us struggled to get our serves going but had some good rallies, particularly in the second set."  -- Stefan
Reveal CommentGabor Kovacs bt Tom Courtenay-Evans (Apr 17) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the great match Tom! Very enjoyable match in perfect conditions. Tom has really raised his game in the second set, but luckily I've managed to come back into the match in the third set."  -- Gabor
Reveal CommentRay Edmonds bt Sunny Rai (Apr 13) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "After a slow start, Sunny showed why he belongs in this league. Well played!"  -- Ray
Reveal CommentStefan Straub bt Sunny Rai (Apr 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great first match of the new league, lots of good shots and rallies. Both sets were probably decided by a couple of games in the middle of the set which went my way. "  -- Stefan
Reveal CommentTom Courtenay-Evans bt Matthew Pickering (Apr 10) 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "The first game set the tone for the match, going to several deuces. I managed to edge into an early lead 3-1 but this only seemed to fire Matt up and I think he won the next 8 games in a row, killing me with his great drop shots and stunning passes. At this point I was just hoping to win a couple of games to make the score respectable. I managed to claw myself back into the match and took the second set 7-5. I took the momentum into the final set and at 5-3 up and Matt 0-30 down on his serve, I sensed victory. Then the lights went off! After a short delay to top up the meter, Matt won the next 3 games to lead 6-5. We both had our chances to win after that but I just scraped through. Thanks for a great game Matt and good luck for the rest!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentRay Edmonds bt Neil Cockrell (Apr 6) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Neil gave me a genuine warm welcome (on my 1st visit to Victoria Park). The match itself was very close with many games deadlocked. I was fortunate to get the victory - well played Neil."  -- Ray

Group Summary:

Congratulations to everyone in Group 2 - only 3 matches unplayed which is great and lovely to read how much you all enjoyed your battles. Well done to James for winning all his matches and taking the winner's crown in this round. Congratulations also to David with 3 convincing wins to take the runner-up spot. Great to read how many games went to deuce, and how many matches featured long rallies, tie-breaks, third sets. See you all next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. James Shepherd [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. David Renney 8.2 [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Matthew Hares 10.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Darin Crosby 9.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Martin Gray [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Sally Thurston 10.1 [W1, L1] 2

Match Results:

David Renney bt Martin Gray (May 24) 6-1, 6-0
David Renney bt Darin Crosby (May 20) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentJames Shepherd bt Matthew Hares (May 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match .... Matthew played some great tennis in the second set , some fabulous forehand winners and after being 5-1 up I was hanging on at the end ! "  -- James
David Renney bt Matthew Hares (May 1) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentMatthew Hares bt Darin Crosby (Apr 29) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was closer than the score shows. Most games went to deuce. An enjoyable game. Did think we were heading to a third set when I was 4-1 down but someone came back."  -- Matthew
Darin Crosby bt Martin Gray (Apr 26) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentJames Shepherd bt Darin Crosby (Apr 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Darin again we’ve both improved since our last match. Darin’s vicious slice was tough to play against at times - a really enjoyable match ! "  -- James
Reveal CommentMatthew Hares bt Martin Gray (Apr 20) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "A good battle. Most games went to deuce. I served for the match and then it looked like we were heading to a third but I closed it out in the tie-break. Good match played in nice conditions. Enjoyable match"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentJames Shepherd bt Martin Gray (Apr 11) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Martin again. A great match, with some excellent rallies . Unfortunately Martin broke a string at 2-2 second set, when he was playing well and had to use my spare racquet otherwise’ the second set would have been much closer !"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Shepherd bt Sally Thurston (Apr 10) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great game with sally who played some excellent tennis especially in the 2nd set !! "  -- James

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSally Thurston bt Martin Gray (Apr 7) 6-4, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a battle against Martin. He upped his game in the second set (or perhaps i fell asleep?) .. either way an enjoyable match. Well played. Thank you."  -- Sally
Reveal CommentJames Shepherd bt David Renney (Apr 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An excellent start to the league and a really enjoyable match. Much closer than the score would suggest flatters me. Some great rallies and good chasing down from both of us. James "  -- James

Group Summary:

Great to have 3 groups in this league this time, and well played to everyone in Group 3, for some wonderful matches. Andy just pipped newcomer Jacek to the winner's podium this time, although equal on wins, Andy had bonus points to take him into first place (he also sneaked a win over the runner up in their head to head). Congratulations to both players, and welcome to Jacek, who received some lovely compliments about his play, in particular his sliced drop shots and a consistently good serve. Congratulations to everyone in Group 3 - all matches were played, and many of them even in sunshine! Lots to look forward to next time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Andy Silver [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jacek Barth [W4, L1] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. Rod Bond [W4, L1] 8
  4. Javier Cerrada [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jonathan Hunter 10.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Emily Morgan [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndy Silver bt Javier Cerrada (May 25) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really close battle with Javi on a rather hot and sunny afternoon. Javi got off to a fast start in the first set with some great double handed backhands and drop shots, and almost took the second, coming back from 5-1 down to 5-4 before I finally managed to close it out. Unfortunately Javi’s injury returned at the end of set2 and definitely gave an advantage that I was happy to take in a rather tired 3rd set ! Enjoyable and tiring match ! One moan - why on earth is there no water fountain in VP ?!? Had to go to the Cricketers mid-match to top-up....!!"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentRod Bond bt Emily Morgan (May 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely weather and a lovely match. Emily played better than the score suggests and we had a good chat during the game. Not many better ways to spend a warm evening... thanks for the game and I hope more women join the league!"  -- Rod
Reveal CommentJacek Barth bt Rod Bond (May 11) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was tough probably for both of us .Picture this (J.Heller book title) 1st set was won by server who won only one of his serving game.It was a Game of mistakes wich i made only few less than Rod who has fantastic serve and attitude for a game.I have enjoyed it thoroughly.Thanks Rod i hope You will in your next game ."  -- Jacek
Reveal CommentRod Bond bt Jonathan Hunter (May 5) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A close start to the match in which service games were lost by both players. Got into my rhythm later in the set and games were a lot closer than the score line suggest. Well played Jonathan and good luck in the next round "  -- Rod
Reveal CommentJacek Barth bt Javier Cerrada (May 5) 6-4 Javier Cerrada Retired

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed playing against Jacek. You can tell he has played a lot of tennis. His technic is really good and he is definitely someone that you can learn from. Unfortunately for me, i got injured during the second set so I had to abandon. We'll definitely play again together. "  -- Javier

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndy Silver bt Jacek Barth (May 4) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle with Jacek that swung one way then the other and could have gone either way. Jacek’s serve was great throughout the match (in contrast to mine that was truly horrible) and he also made some lovely sliced drop shots. In the end I just nicked it, but it was maybe a victory of perseverance over skill :)! Thanks for a great match Jacek and good luck with the rest of your games. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentJonathan Hunter bt Emily Morgan (May 1) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable evenings game of tennis against Emily. We had lots of really long rallies in this match and I had to work for every point. It felt much closer than it looks on paper. "  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentRod Bond bt Javier Cerrada (Apr 28) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great 1st set in which we broke each other’s serves on a number of occasions. Found my serve more in the 2nd set which wasn’t a walkover as the score line suggests. Considering Javier hasn’t played for a long time he played really well and i’m sure he will do well in the league. Cheers for the match, nice to play in good weather for once!"  -- Rod
Reveal CommentAndy Silver bt Emily Morgan (Apr 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun and friendly match with Emily on a slightly chilly morning with some good rallies and quite a few close games. Good luck with the rest of your matches Emily. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentJacek Barth bt Jonathan Hunter (Apr 20) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "it was hot"  -- Jacek
Reveal CommentJacek Barth bt Emily Morgan (Apr 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Emily thankyou for the match wich has been a joy after 18 months I hope you enjoyed despite result, thanks"  -- Jacek
Reveal CommentJavier Cerrada bt Emily Morgan (Apr 13) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was really good match in the afternoon sunshine. Enjoyed playing against Javi, who had some great tennis skills!"  -- Emily
Reveal CommentAndy Silver bt Jonathan Hunter (Apr 13) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with Jonathan, although to be honest, probably not the finest quality tennis to have graced Victoria Park! To my surprise, my serve was actually quite good in the first set, and definitely gave me the edge...but back to normal in the second set, making it much closer with a few long deuce games and some good rallies along the way. All the best for the rest of your games Jonathan. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentRod Bond bt Andy Silver (Apr 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The usual winning games against the serve start for both of us. I settled down quicker to win the first set. The 2nd set was harder fought and most games went to deuce. Well played Andy and good luck in the rest of the league matches."  -- Rod
Reveal CommentJavier Cerrada bt Jonathan Hunter (Apr 6) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks very much Jonathan for the game. Very well played."  -- Javier

Results

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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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