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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
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Collapse AllLee Valley Singles - Round 22 | Thursday 18 July 2019 to Wednesday 11 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 August 2019)

Two hundred and two matches were played this round which is a great feat! Well done, especially as this round covered the heat wave! The match reports testify to how close and well spirited they were so thanks for playing - and hope to do it all again next time!

Group Summary:

Interesting tennis played here with defence versus ideas when Ivan played Nik, stamina versus the heat when Ivan and Zafar got together and rain, heat and wind all waiting a bit of the action. Some very very close games too. Well done to Ivan for emerging the champ in a very active and competitive group and to runner up Nik.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ivan Georgiev 7.1 [W5, L1, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nik Wottge [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andy Summers [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Phil Zana 7.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. David Jahoda 7.1 [W2, L1] 4
  6. George Bekas 7.1 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  7. Zafar Iqbal 7.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Patrick Killing 7.2 [W1, L1] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNik Wottge bt Andy Summers (Sep 6) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What an amazing match! After two weeks on the beach with no tennis, Nik was sluggish and in need of a lesson. Andy obliged and the first set was a total drubbing. Then the rains came and the match moved onto the super fast Lee Valley indoor surface. This probably gave Nik the edge - with the flatter ground strokes and serving game. But it was exceptionally close. Andy's elegant serve and volley game was ruthlessly effective and despite the fast surface there were long rallies. At several points, the Apple watch actually told us to stop playing when the heart rate exceeded 180bpm! One game lasted about 20minutes and it took c. 15 match points to finish. Had we continued outdoors Andy would have taken it. Thanks a lot for the amazing game!"  -- Nik
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt Patrick Killing (Sep 1) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I was lucky to play Patrick after he was coming back from some pause of tennis, and I used all my chances to close the match before he got his rhythm back."  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentGeorge Bekas v Ivan Georgiev (Aug 27) 6-3, 6-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "I was 4-1 up in the 2nd set tie-break"  -- George

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Jahoda bt Ivan Georgiev (Aug 25) 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (4-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played for almost three and half hours in brutal heat. Ivan is a fighter and it was tough right until the end!"  -- David
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt Andy Summers (Aug 20) 7-6 (7-0), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another pleasant and challenging match with Andy. The first set was one the longest I have played(90Minutes) and the second, one of the best tennis I played. Andy was off to a good start leading 4:1 and 5:3 at time dominating with topspin and successful net play, luckily my passing shots improved and managed to win in tiebreak, which was crucial for the final result."  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentPhil Zana bt Andy Summers (Aug 14) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant match, very close and could have gone either way. Very enjoyable tennis - best of luck in the rest of the matches Phil"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt Nik Wottge (Aug 13) 6-3, 7-6 (7-0)

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match between 2 different styles. I was relying heavily on my defense while Nick was the one with the ideas playing more attacking tennis. One break was enough to win the 1st set, in the second Nick come strong combining his powerful serve with effective net play and had quickly gained 4:1 lead. Luckily my consistent defense paid out at the end."  -- Ivan
Phil Zana bt Nik Wottge (Aug 12) 7-6 (7-2), 5-7, 6-4
George Bekas bt Phil Zana (Aug 10) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentAndy Summers bt Zafar Iqbal (Aug 8) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a really enjoyable match on a great evening for tennis. It could really have gone either way. All the best for the rest of the matches."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt Phil Zana (Aug 6) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played over two day, as the last set was played in extreme wind, which totally change the game. I tried to play more safe shots, and Phil had the initiative through the whole set. However I managed to get 5:2 lead, only for Phil to win 4 consecutive games and even having a match point in the tie-break. On the other side my 3rd matchpoint turn to be the lucky one. Looking forward to play in less extreme weather."  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentNik Wottge bt Zafar Iqbal (Aug 4) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I’m just happy I found Zafar on his off day. Every other time we’ve played he has won - but on this occasion a combination of traffic issues, rackets breaking, rain and even a pot-holed court all played in my favor. And there were some lucky serves on key points. Thanks for the good game Zafar - but better luck next time! "  -- Nik
Patrick Killing bt David Jahoda (Jul 30) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentAndy Summers bt George Bekas (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you George, thanks for the match and best of luck with the rest of them"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentDavid Jahoda bt Nik Wottge (Jul 28) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with Nik at Lee Valley! Had to save a number of break points in the third set to get over the line. Thanks, look forward to playing again!"  -- David
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt Zafar Iqbal (Jul 24) 0-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played in very hot and sunny weather. The first set Zafar could turn everything he touches in gold, and almost didn't make any mistakes. Fortunately for me I adapted better to heat and remained fresher, while Zafar started to make errors, however he still make me sweat till the end by saving 5 match points."  -- Ivan

Group Summary:

So close at the top here with just one point between the 1st, 2nd and 3rd players, and they all had their wins and losses. Who knows too what the undefeated Ben and James might have gone on to do if they had played more matches. But we can only count points won and Rodd won the most, closely followed by Alexander. Congratulations to them both.

Final Rankings:

  1. Rodd Ramsey 8.2 [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alexander Kuebler 7.2 [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Kristian Lorenzon [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Cameron McSorley [W2, L1, UF1] 6
  5. Ben Ewing [W2] 4
  6. James Samaraseara [W1] 2
  7. Cliff Warren 8.1 [W1, L1] 2
  8. Winston Balfourth [L3, UF1] 2

Match Results:

Ben Ewing bt Alexander Kuebler (Sep 11) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentCameron McSorley v Winston Balfourth (Sep 3) 4-6, 6-0, 2-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "incomplete match"  -- Cameron
Reveal CommentCameron McSorley bt Rodd Ramsey (Sep 2) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "good match, very windy "  -- Cameron
Rodd Ramsey bt Winston Balfourth (Aug 31) 6-2, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Kristian Lorenzon bt Winston Balfourth (Aug 29) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
James Samaraseara bt Alexander Kuebler (Aug 10) 6-2, 6-2
Rodd Ramsey bt Alexander Kuebler (Aug 7) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-4
Rodd Ramsey bt Kristian Lorenzon (Aug 6) 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 Kristian Lorenzon Retired
Kristian Lorenzon bt Cameron McSorley (Aug 5) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
Ben Ewing bt Kristian Lorenzon (Aug 3) 6-4, 6-0
Alexander Kuebler bt Winston Balfourth (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentCliff Warren bt Rodd Ramsey (Aug 2) 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable hard and competitive match lasting nearly 3 hours! Looking forward to our next match Rodd."  -- Cliff
Alexander Kuebler bt Cliff Warren (Aug 1) 6-2, 6-3
Alexander Kuebler bt Kristian Lorenzon (Jul 28) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentCameron McSorley bt Alexander Kuebler (Jul 24) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was nice meeting and playing against Alex. Had some good rallies!"  -- Cameron

Group Summary:

No bonus points here and with one no show and one withdrawal it was a quieter group than some. Bur very well done to Aimran who tops the group and what a shame not to be able to finish the one tie break set all epic v Derek! Joe was runner up, just two points behind.

Final Rankings:

  1. Aimran Amir [W3, UF1] 7 WINNER
  2. Joe Holden [W2, L1, UF1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Goldberg [W2, L1] 4
  4. Derek Durst [W1, UF2] 4
  5. Sida Chen 9.2 [W1, L2] 2
  6. Paul Malone 9.2 [L5]
  7. Alim Saleh 9.2
  8. Thomas Jepson withdrawn

Match Results:

Daniel Goldberg bt Sida Chen (Sep 10) 7-5, 6-2
Aimran Amir bt Paul Malone (Sep 1) 6-2, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Sida Chen bt Paul Malone (Aug 31) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentJoe Holden bt Daniel Goldberg (Aug 26) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Pretty punishing heat despite the late start, however probably the least wind there's ever been down at the Valley(!) War of attrition match with lots of grueling rallies, tight start to second set but I got a bit of luck to get me through. Cheers for the game Dan!"  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJoe Holden bt Paul Malone (Aug 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough and enjoyable game, thanks Paul!"  -- Joe
Reveal CommentDerek Durst v Joe Holden (Aug 19) 6-3, 6-7 (2-7) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Windy night. To be continued."  -- Derek
Aimran Amir bt Joe Holden (Aug 18) 6-2, 6-2
Derek Durst bt Paul Malone (Aug 13) 6-0, 6-4
Aimran Amir bt Sida Chen (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-1
Derek Durst v Aimran Amir (Aug 4) 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-5) TBC
Daniel Goldberg bt Paul Malone (Jul 27) 6-0, 6-1

Group Summary:

Third-placed Edward beat both the group champ (Guy) and runner (Alex) so who know what would have happened had he played more matches. But Guy and Alex powered on, securing more matches and bonus points to claim the top two spots and in a really well fought group. A shame to see Cameron didn't get started at all. Please let us know if we can help another time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Guy Adams 10.2 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alex Valuev [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Edward Mills 8.2 [W3, L1] 7
  4. Magnus J Ahmad [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Suzy Kerton 10.1 [W3, L2] 6
  6. Tori Aldred [W2, L3] 4
  7. Kit Carson [L5]
  8. Cameron McArdle

Match Results:

Magnus J Ahmad bt Kit Carson (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-1
Suzy Kerton bt Kit Carson (Sep 11) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentGuy Adams bt Tori Aldred (Sep 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match with the score not really reflecting the standard of play. Lots of games hard fought and going to deuce. Tori has a killer double-handed backhand which I tried to avoid as much as possible! Looking forward to the re-match!"  -- Guy
Reveal CommentSuzy Kerton bt Edward Mills (Sep 10) 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, long rallies and good shots all round - really enjoyable match although it was a long one!" -- Suzy
Alex Valuev bt Kit Carson (Sep 7) 6-2, 6-2
Guy Adams bt Kit Carson (Sep 3) 6-2, 6-1
Suzy Kerton bt Tori Aldred (Sep 2) 6-2, 6-3
Tori Aldred bt Kit Carson (Sep 1) 6-3, 6-2
Tori Aldred bt Magnus J Ahmad (Aug 29) 6-2, 6-2
Alex Valuev bt Magnus J Ahmad (Aug 21) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
Alex Valuev bt Tori Aldred (Aug 14) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentMagnus J Ahmad bt Suzy Kerton (Aug 12) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game with long rallies, despite less than ideal conditions on a wet court. Suzy plays great angles from the mid court and was difficult to deal with when she came forward to the net."  -- Magnus J
Guy Adams bt Alex Valuev (Aug 9) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Guy Adams bt Magnus J Ahmad (Aug 7) 1-6, 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentEdward Mills bt Alex Valuev (Aug 2) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really evenly matched game. Fairly cagey stuff at times but some good rallies too. Alex hit some difficult looping shots but also some powerful shots off both sides forcing me to play defensive. Thanks for the game."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward Mills bt Magnus J Ahmad (Jul 31) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Magnus is a good player with great technique. He was lacking a bit of consistency as this was his first match in a long time. Glad I played him before he got his eye in!"  -- Edward

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentEdward Mills bt Guy Adams (Jul 25) 0-6, 6-3, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "We were bold to play on the hottest day ever. Luckily many of the points were short due to the fact I was playing against easily the best technical player I've faced in this league. Guy bossed the first set with some great serving and powerful groundstrokes on either side. I managed to come back into the match by getting the ball back with more consistency and depth. We agreed to play a match tiebreak so we could escape the heat. Thanks for the game"  -- Edward
Guy Adams bt Suzy Kerton (Jul 23) 6-0, 6-2

Group Summary:

A very lively group where lots of bonus balls were bagged and a very high percentage of all total matches were played. Nicholas started one more match than Ryan and won what turned out to be a crucial set to give him one extra point and just edge ahead for first place to Ryan's second! Congratulations!

Final Rankings:

  1. Nicholas Abshagen [W5, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ryan Mckelvey [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jeffrey Wan 9.1 [W2, UF1] 4
  4. Max Mortimer [W2, L2] 4
  5. Scott Rentell [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. James Carruthers [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Estefania Fernandez [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jack Walker 10.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Ryan Mckelvey bt Max Mortimer (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentMax Mortimer bt Scott Rentell (Sep 3) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very even match, and some great tennis! "  -- Max
Nicholas Abshagen bt Jack Walker (Aug 24) 6-3, 6-4
Nicholas Abshagen bt James Carruthers (Aug 19) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Jeffrey Wan bt James Carruthers (Aug 11) 6-0, 4-6, 6-1
Nicholas Abshagen bt Estefania Fernandez (Aug 11) 6-3, 6-1
Scott Rentell bt James Carruthers (Aug 9) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
Nicholas Abshagen bt Max Mortimer (Aug 4) 7-6 (7-0), 6-4
Nicholas Abshagen bt Scott Rentell (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentJeffrey Wan bt Estefania Fernandez (Jul 31) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "good to play Estefania again. Very well-rounded player with some great forehands. good luck in your remaining matches and look forward to our next encounter"  -- Jeffrey
Ryan Mckelvey bt Scott Rentell (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-4
Ryan Mckelvey bt Jack Walker (Jul 29) 6-1, 6-2
Nicholas Abshagen v Jeffrey Wan (Jul 28) 7-6 (7-4), 2-3 TBC
Reveal CommentMax Mortimer bt Jack Walker (Jul 25) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very unrepresentative scoreline - lots of close and long games. Tough conditions with wind in the first set and very hot throughout. Thanks for a great match Jack! "  -- Max
Ryan Mckelvey bt James Carruthers (Jul 25) 6-2, 6-4
Ryan Mckelvey bt Estefania Fernandez (Jul 22) 6-1, 6-0

Group Summary:

It was Glasgow v Aberdeen in the very first match of this round and 8 weeks later, it turned out to be the round decided because Scotsmen Nick and Mark A finished on exactly 13 points each. Their head to head, in which Nick (the Glaswegian 'narrowly prevailed') means gold goes to him and silver to Mark A in what was an extremely close and well fought group. Well done all and many thanks for the great match commentaries: there were lots of great matches played in a great spirit.

Final Rankings:

  1. Nick Mayes 9.1 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Mark Aspden [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Cameron Brooks 8.2 [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Aditya Oak 9.2 [W3, L3] 6
  5. Tim Grant 9.2 [W2, L2] 5
  6. Tamzin Ámin 8.2 [W2, L3] 5
  7. Alice Wood [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Mark Briggs 10.2 [W2, L3] 5

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTim Grant bt Nick Mayes (Sep 10) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant game, cheers Nick!"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentMark Aspden bt Tim Grant (Sep 8) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game. The frequency of Tim’s forehand whistling past me thankfully dropped in the 2nd and 3rd sets allowing me to edge what was definitely a closer game than the scores suggest. Thanks Tim. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentNick Mayes bt Tamzin Ámin (Sep 8) 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for another thriller Tamzin, I always enjoy our encounters - and I think we can agree it would have been entertaining enough even without the musical accompaniments from the adjacent court..."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentAditya Oak bt Nick Mayes (Sep 5) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a very competitive game Nick. The scoreline is not a fair reflection. The first set had close games. In second set Nick forged ahead to 4-2 then I had a break point, Nick had me running all around the court and mistake from Nick actually allowed me back. The momentum swung back and forth. I managed to hold my nerves in the my service game where we had a few duece to win the second set. Good luck with rest of the games Nick!!!"  -- Aditya

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAditya Oak bt Alice Wood (Sep 1) 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Very well played Alice!!! I started off strongly in first and second set, but Alice came back to take the second set. The third set had momentum shifts and we had to continue the following day where the match was in a tie break. Eventually I was able to hold on to a win."  -- Aditya
Reveal CommentMark Aspden bt Tamzin Ámin (Aug 29) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Tamzin. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentNick Mayes bt Mark Briggs (Aug 29) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Mark, some lovely points – well played, looking forward to our next encounter. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentAlice Wood bt Cameron Brooks (Aug 27) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game in a beautiful but hot summers evening. Very competitive match with lots of deuce games. Thanks for the game Cameron and best of luck for the rest of the league"  -- Alice
Reveal CommentTamzin Ámin bt Alice Wood (Aug 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in beautiful weather against a tricky opponent. Thanks for the game Alice and best of luck with your other matches."  -- Tamzin
Mark Briggs bt Tim Grant (Aug 26) Walkover
Reveal CommentAditya Oak bt Mark Briggs (Aug 26) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very closely fought match. The momentum swung multiple times. Eventually I was able to hold my nerves while serving for the match. Well played Mark, very enjoyable game and the conversations in between. Have a good holiday ahead."  -- Aditya
Reveal CommentTamzin Ámin bt Aditya Oak (Aug 25) 7-6 (8-6), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure to play against Aditya, who has a lovely game. Best of luck with the rest of your matches Aditya! "  -- Tamzin
Reveal CommentCameron Brooks bt Aditya Oak (Aug 15) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Adi, cheers for the game"  -- Cameron
Reveal CommentCameron Brooks bt Mark Briggs (Aug 12) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Mark, cheers for the enjoyable game and happy travels. And thanks for your excellent meteorological skills :)"  -- Cameron
Reveal CommentMark Briggs bt Alice Wood (Aug 11) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was an enjoyable game although at times it felt like the wind was an unwanted third player on the court! Best of luck in the rest of the league. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentTim Grant bt Cameron Brooks (Aug 10) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Tim, thanks for the great game"  -- Cameron
Reveal CommentNick Mayes bt Cameron Brooks (Aug 5) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another epic encounter at a windy but cool Lee Valley. Cameron started slowly and was staring at an early bath when Nick went 5-1 up, but pulled it back to make the first set competitive and to take the second in a tie-break. The youngster has an impressive arsenal – off-break forehands swatted from the baseline, backhand approach shots down the line, the cheekiest of drop shots – but his opponent proved marginally more consistent in the third. An intriguing rivalry continues."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentNick Mayes bt Alice Wood (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another scoreline that doesn't reflect the quality of the competition. Alice started slowly but the match became competitive after she called new balls please at the end of the first set. Thereafter she proved a tricky opponent and Mayes was relieved to get through in two. Thanks for the game Alice, look forward to our next encounter. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentCameron Brooks bt Tamzin Ámin (Jul 31) 6-2, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Tamzin - well played"  -- Cameron
Reveal CommentMark Aspden bt Cameron Brooks (Jul 29) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match which ended with two very tight sets. Thanks for a great game Cameron."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Aspden bt Alice Wood (Jul 25) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really enjoyable and close match. Alice was breaking in a new racquet which meant I sneaked one or two points which on another day would have been a different story. Thanks for a great game Alice, and all the best for the rest of the round. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Aspden bt Aditya Oak (Jul 23) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A much closer game than the scoreline suggests. Thanks for a great match Aditya."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentNick Mayes bt Mark Aspden (Jul 20) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The new round opens with another three-set thriller, in a much-anticipated clash after the two Scotsmen failed to get their act together in the last round. Both players struggled with a rather damp baseline underneath the treeline at one end, forcing some comically inappropriate serve and volleying on Mayes's part, and there were regular breaks for both players to apply lashings of sunscreen to their peely wally skin. The Glaswegian narrowly prevailed but the Aberdonian gets to enjoy a long and well earned summer holiday. Thanks a lot for a very enjoyable game Mark, looking forward to our next match-up."  -- Nick

Group Summary:

A great challenge from 4th placed Arthur prevented Hassan from getting a completely clear round but he did very well nonetheless with 4 good wins and bonus points. That lobbed him neatly to the top of the group, two clear points of David and Tom (as David beat Tom in a 'super hot morning match' which went to 3 sets and 2 and a half hours) he takes second place. Lots of lovely match commentaries reveal how close and good humoured this group was, with 3 sets and tie breaks well distributed throughout. Really well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Hassan Patel 8.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. David Vaughan [W4, L2] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. Tom Becker [W3, L2, UF1] 9
  4. Arthur Leymonie 9.1 [W3, L2] 8
  5. Sebastien Gangnat 10.2 [W1, L3, UF1] 3
  6. Daniel Belostecinic [W1, L1] 2
  7. Ian McLeod 8.2 [L5] 1
  8. Will Wallace

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSebastien Gangnat v Tom Becker (Sep 10) 3-6, 6-0, 0-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Ran out of time. "  -- Sebastien
  • "We will not reschedule the game. So 0-5 is final score in 3rd set," -- Sebastien
Reveal CommentTom Becker bt Ian McLeod (Sep 9) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match against Ian. Some great rallies, often lasting over 10 shots, with lobs, passing shots, drop shots and vollies all mixed in. Lots of close games, but I just managed to get ahead towards the end of each set. "  -- Tom

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSebastien Gangnat bt Ian McLeod (Sep 7) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Ian, where I was leading 4-0 in the first set, but he managed to come back and we played the tie break. Second set was very close as well until 4-4 and I managed to improve my first serve to close the set. Good game and good opponent!" -- Sebastien
Reveal CommentHassan Patel bt Sebastien Gangnat (Sep 1) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. 1st set was end to end stuff, I was leading 5-2 and Sebastian came back but just lost in the tiebreaker. "  -- Hassan
Arthur Leymonie bt Ian McLeod (Aug 31) 7-6 (10-8), 5-7, 7-5
Reveal CommentDavid Vaughan bt Arthur Leymonie (Aug 30) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a match this was, the battle of London Fields. I can't believe i won this match. Arthur played so many winners, destroyed my second serve and played some really nice ground shots and Tennis. He took some strong leads in the last two sets and I was just able to hang on and stay in the rallies. Really, really close and quality match and Arthur was a really nice guy to play against and really competitive which always makes a great match. A great match to end on for this season. "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Vaughan bt Ian McLeod (Aug 27) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with Ian in some very humid conditions. The first set was super tight with some epic Deuce games. Second set went to a lot of Deuce games but was able to just edge it. Good game and a nice bloke. "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Vaughan bt Sebastien Gangnat (Aug 25) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough game in the blistering heat for both of us but both powered through and played a really competitive match. Seb took a well deserved early lead with some solid Tennis but i was able to come back as my serve started to work for me. Great game and opponent. "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Vaughan bt Tom Becker (Aug 24) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another super hot morning match in great conditions leading to an epic 3 set match running for 2 and half hours. Tom took a deserved lead playing some consistent Tennis. I was able to get a bit of form and confidence and was able to come back as the weather was starting to affect both our games. Great game and nice bloke to play against. "  -- David
Reveal CommentHassan Patel bt Ian McLeod (Aug 23) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game in sweltering heat. 2nd set I was 3-0 ahead and Ian can back to 5-5. Could have gone either way. "  -- Hassan
Tom Becker bt Arthur Leymonie (Aug 20) 6-0, 3-6, 6-1
Arthur Leymonie bt Sebastien Gangnat (Aug 17) 7-5, 6-3
Daniel Belostecinic bt David Vaughan (Aug 10) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentTom Becker bt Daniel Belostecinic (Aug 4) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match, which shows in the score, playing in fairly stifling conditions. Daniel put up a strong fight, but I managed to stay fairly consistent on my shots to eventually take the match. Both exhausted by this struggle by the end! Thanks for a tough, endurance-testing match."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentHassan Patel bt David Vaughan (Jul 28) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "David was rusty initially but slowly came back. 2nd set was much more competitive and he came back from 4-1 down to 5-5. "  -- Hassan
Reveal CommentHassan Patel bt Tom Becker (Jul 26) 6-3, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "great game, lots of twist and turns. After losing the second set 6-0, I thought I would struggle in the final set. 3rd set was 2-2 and i just got a lucky break and went ahead 4-2, finally ended up winning 6-4, but could have gone either way. Tom was a good opponent to play."  -- Hassan
Arthur Leymonie bt Hassan Patel (Jul 21) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Group Summary:

Zuxing and John tied on points but as Zuxing won their head to head (a close three setter), he tops the group after a very well played round. Congratulations! Only Rahul beat the champ but needed to play more matches to have a chance of finishing in the top three. But this was a really committed group in which everyone played at least 3 matches, some played 5 or even 6 and all but one player got their bonus points. Well done!

Final Rankings:

  1. Zuxing Li [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. John Sanfey 9.2 [W4, L1, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Felipe Kwast Martins [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Amar Thanki 9.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rahul Anand 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alexander Broadbent 9.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. David Wake 9.1 [W1, L4, UF1] 3
  8. Ben Cooper 10.1 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Zuxing Li bt David Wake (Sep 7) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentDavid Wake bt Alexander Broadbent (Sep 4) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close match played in good spirit. "  -- David
Felipe Kwast Martins bt David Wake (Aug 26) 6-2, 7-5

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFelipe Kwast Martins bt Amar Thanki (Aug 24) 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Amar to serve "  -- Amar
Zuxing Li bt Amar Thanki (Aug 24) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentJohn Sanfey v David Wake (Aug 12) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Another close match with tie-break. Hope to complete it "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Sanfey bt Alexander Broadbent (Aug 11) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match. Windy conditions made it very challenging at times. Lots of deuce games"  -- John
Reveal CommentAmar Thanki bt David Wake (Aug 11) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match today with wind being a factor. Well played David. "  -- Amar
Rahul Anand bt David Wake (Aug 10) 6-4, 6-3
Zuxing Li bt Felipe Kwast Martins (Aug 10) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentJohn Sanfey bt Felipe Kwast Martins (Aug 8) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than the scores suggest. Came down to first serves. Could have gone the other way"  -- John
Rahul Anand bt Zuxing Li (Aug 8) 6-3, 6-2
Felipe Kwast Martins bt Ben Cooper (Aug 7) 6-3, 6-4
Zuxing Li bt John Sanfey (Aug 6) 0-6, 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentAmar Thanki bt Ben Cooper (Aug 5) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with Ben this evening. A very close second set that could have gone either way. Well played Ben good luck with the remainder of the league "  -- Amar
Zuxing Li bt Alexander Broadbent (Aug 3) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlexander Broadbent bt Amar Thanki (Jul 31) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very even and competitive match, with very close games and a few very long due rallies! The match was much closer than the score suggests and I think I got by with a lot of luck! Thanks for the match Amar, good luck with the rest of the league!"  -- Alexander
Reveal CommentJohn Sanfey bt Rahul Anand (Jul 25) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in very hot and humid conditions. "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Sanfey bt Ben Cooper (Jul 23) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match with fine margins. Looking forward to a re-match in due course. Lovely evening for tennis, warm but with a nice breeze. "  -- John

Group Summary:

Tiago was on a roll in this round and might have won all five of his matches without dropping a set but Kurt mounted a very spirited challenge and took him the distance. But it was not enough to stop Tiago, who finished at the top of the podium with Kurt tying on points but having to settle for second place.well done all. Matches were close in this group, with 3rd and 4th placed Markus and Ynda involved in some of the closest! Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tiago Matos 9.1 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Kurt Williams 8.2 [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Markus Guetschow [W4] 8
  4. Ynda Jas 10.2 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nikolaj Belzer [W2, L3] 4
  6. Michael Ryan [L3, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sean Byrne [L5, UF1] 1

Match Results:

Tiago Matos bt Nikolaj Belzer (Sep 10) 6-3, 6-3
Tiago Matos bt Sean Byrne (Sep 8) 6-3, 6-4
Michael Ryan v Sean Byrne (Sep 7) 6-4, 6-7 (1-7), 2-1 TBC
Markus Guetschow bt Kurt Williams (Sep 1) 6-2, 6-0
Nikolaj Belzer bt Sean Byrne (Aug 26) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentYnda Jas bt Kurt Williams (Aug 21) 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in the making. Krt to serve. "  -- Kurt
  • "An intense match with a very tense final set. Another match of trading spells of games, and within them trading forehands and backhands all over the court. Couldn't have been much closer," -- Ynda
Tiago Matos bt Kurt Williams (Aug 21) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Markus Guetschow bt Sean Byrne (Aug 19) 6-1, 6-0
Markus Guetschow bt Nikolaj Belzer (Aug 18) 6-1, 6-1
Nikolaj Belzer bt Ynda Jas (Aug 17) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt Michael Ryan (Aug 11) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What a battle!!! There were spins, unforced errors, tie breaks, endless deuce games AND wind! This match had it all. Great day for tennis a terrific match played. Thank you Michael and good luck for the rest."  -- Kurt
Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt Sean Byrne (Aug 4) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great humid day for a match. We had some great rallies and Sean threw a spin of the ball like not many. best of luck for the rest. "  -- Kurt
Tiago Matos bt Michael Ryan (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-1
Markus Guetschow bt Ynda Jas (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-0
Tiago Matos bt Ynda Jas (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentYnda Jas bt Sean Byrne (Jul 22) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another fun match in hot weather, with the start of each set a close battle. When the rallies get going, Sean displays quality groundstrokes."  -- Ynda
Reveal CommentYnda Jas bt Michael Ryan (Jul 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match. Michael generates an impressive level of spin and can execute a good drop shot, making it difficult to find and maintain balance in preparing for and striking the ball. Took a while to adjust!"  -- Ynda
Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt Nikolaj Belzer (Jul 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great day for a match in the middle of Victoria Park. Nikolaj and I had some good rallies and when Nikolaj serve was on it was a weapon. Was a pleasure to be the first to play you on your maiden voyage into the super great Local Tennis League match play. "  -- Kurt

Group Summary:

Brian was chasing Michael closely in this group and actually beat him 6-3, 6-7 (0-7), [10-7] in their very close head to head. But Michael played (and won) one more match than Brian, proving once again that the more matches you play, the better your chances of walking off with the gold! Well done and thanks to everyone in this group who got so many matches played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Michael Neumann 10.1 [W4, L1] 9 WINNER
  2. Brian Davis [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Will Finch [W2, L2] 6
  4. Anna Tuckett 9.2 [W2, L2] 5
  5. Nil Guzelgun [W1, L4] 3
  6. Anika Chiaventone [L1]
  7. Helena Barr [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAnna Tuckett bt Will Finch (Sep 3) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a close match with lots of long rallies. Hope to play again soon."  -- Anna
Reveal CommentMichael Neumann bt Nil Guzelgun (Sep 3) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match under the lights. Thanks a lot, Nil!"  -- Michael

Match of the Group:

Will Finch bt Nil Guzelgun (Aug 31) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentBrian Davis bt Nil Guzelgun (Aug 30) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tough and close match. Very enjoyable game. Could have gone either way. Thanks Nil. "  -- Brian
Reveal CommentAnna Tuckett bt Nil Guzelgun (Aug 27) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very competitive and enjoyable match. We had lots of long rallies. I was lucky to just win in. Hope to play again soon."  -- Anna
Reveal CommentMichael Neumann bt Will Finch (Aug 27) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Michael to serve!"  -- Will
Reveal CommentMichael Neumann bt Anna Tuckett (Aug 24) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in sunny morning weather. Thanks, Anna!"  -- Michael
Will Finch bt Brian Davis (Aug 21) 3-6, 6-3, [10-7]
Nil Guzelgun bt Anika Chiaventone (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentBrian Davis bt Michael Neumann (Aug 11) 6-3, 6-7 (0-7), [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match in changing conditions. High quality of play in the first set, then both of us struggled a little to hold serve. Still, some great points in sets two and three. Thanks a lot for the match, Brian, and good luck for the rest of the round."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentBrian Davis bt Anna Tuckett (Aug 10) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely game completed in a wind tunnel."  -- Brian
Michael Neumann bt Helena Barr (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-1

Group Summary:

Group winner Alastair played twice as many matches (6) as runner up Ebrahim and even though he lost two (to Ebrahim and Thomas) winning the other four, and getting his bonus points, made him unassailable at the top of this group and a very worthy champ. Hope to see more from Thomas another time and Marcel was unlucky not to come away with more wins afer so many close 3 setters!

Final Rankings:

  1. Alastair O'Dell [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ebrahim Patel 10.1 [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Thomas Burnell [W2] 4
  4. Maria Trofimova 9.1 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Marcel Riederer [W1, L4] 4
  6. Sara Marques [L3] 1
  7. Byron Mardas [L2]

Match Results:

Thomas Burnell bt Alastair O'Dell (Sep 11) 6-3, 6-3
Alastair O'Dell bt Byron Mardas (Sep 9) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMaria Trofimova bt Marcel Riederer (Sep 8) 7-6 (11-9), 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "As the score indicates it was a very close match and very competitive game. I was just lucky enough to win the third set!" -- Maria
Reveal CommentMaria Trofimova bt Sara Marques (Sep 8) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Sara! It was a good match and the second set was really close!"  -- Maria
Reveal CommentMarcel Riederer bt Sara Marques (Sep 8) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "This was a close and long match, made longer by the heat! Sara was a strong opponent, it would be good to play again when the weather is more accommodating. Marcel "  -- Marcel
Ebrahim Patel bt Marcel Riederer (Sep 4) 6-3, 7-6 (7-0)
Reveal CommentAlastair O'Dell bt Marcel Riederer (Aug 24) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "To be continued..."  -- Alastair
Ebrahim Patel bt Alastair O'Dell (Aug 13) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentAlastair O'Dell bt Maria Trofimova (Aug 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, score did not reflect the balance of play. Lots of great rallies."  -- Alastair
Ebrahim Patel bt Byron Mardas (Aug 11) 6-1, 7-5
Thomas Burnell bt Marcel Riederer (Aug 8) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlastair O'Dell bt Sara Marques (Jul 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a very enjoyable match. Good game, played in sweltering heat. "  -- Alastair

Group Summary:

There were two occasions in his first three matches when Muhammad's winning streak might have failed. Matthew pushed him to a third set tie break in a 'brilliant game..full of twists and turns' and he says his 3 setter against Cass was 'one of the best games I've ever played in'. Muhammad held on for the win in both so take the top spot with Cass a very worthy runner up. Congratulations!

Final Rankings:

  1. Muhammad Ali [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Cass Kalogirou [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Trevor Davies 9.2 [W3, L1] 6
  4. Adam Dent [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Matthew Williams [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alexei Coban 10.1 [L3] 2
  7. Stephanie Ng [L2]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTrevor Davies bt Alexei Coban (Sep 7) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "After two close sets that went 6-4 each way, somehow Alexei ran out of steam in the 3rd set on a blustery afternoon at Stratford after two hours on court. Age succeeded over youth!"  -- Trevor
Reveal CommentMuhammad Ali bt Trevor Davies (Sep 6) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I’ve played Trevor a few times and today I could tell he wasn’t on top of his game. A lot of unforced errors, hitting the ball into the net and quite a few double faults as well. We had some great games as well, with really long rallies and great shots and reaches. But overall, uncharacteristic errors from Trevor handed me the advantage and the win. "  -- Muhammad
Reveal CommentTrevor Davies bt Cass Kalogirou (Sep 4) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match against Cass under the floodlights at Lee Valley. Two close sets lasted just under 2 hours. Cass raced to a 4-1 lead in the 1st set and I managed to pull it around to win 7-5. 2nd set was full of long multi deuce games and could have gone either way. Look forward to playing again in the Spring!"  -- Trevor
Muhammad Ali bt Alexei Coban (Aug 29) 6-3, 6-1
Cass Kalogirou bt Alexei Coban (Aug 24) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentAdam Dent bt Stephanie Ng (Aug 8) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An absolute battle! I really enjoyed this match. It took 1hr 40mins to win 6-4, 6-3 which shows how tight nearly every game was. Think my serve and concentration was what sealed the win. Thanks for a great match Stephanie and good luck for the rest of the league. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentCass Kalogirou bt Adam Dent (Aug 6) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a windy match held at LV which hampered with our serves - when we had rallies there were some great shots! Best of luck in the league Adam :)"  -- Cass
Matthew Williams bt Cass Kalogirou (Aug 5) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentMuhammad Ali bt Cass Kalogirou (Aug 1) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "One of the best games I've ever played in. The score shows it was a close game, but I still feel I doesn't do justice to the game. It spanned over 3 hours and involved in excess of 30 deuces. Long ralleys, both at the back of the court as well as at the net. Thoroughly enjoyed the game, and I'm glad Cassy committed some unforced errors at the end to hand me the tie. "  -- Muhammad
Reveal CommentMuhammad Ali bt Adam Dent (Aug 1) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Adam had a very strong start, breaking straight away to race into a lead. Unfortunately for him, and luckily for me, he lost his touch for some reason and never really got it back, overhitting a lot of the shots. It was an off day for him, but he is clearly a much better player when he's on form. "  -- Muhammad
Reveal CommentMuhammad Ali bt Matthew Williams (Jul 30) 6-2, 7-6 (12-10)

Player Comments:

  • "It was a brilliant game, especially the second set - full of twists and turns. I was two breaks down at 4-1, and then up 5-4. Matthew held and broke to make it 6-5, but I broke again to make it 6-6. The tie break carried on in the same spirit, with both of us at set points back and forth. All-in-all, it was a very exciting game, but I think Matthew was unlucky as the wind really played against him on crucial points."  -- Muhammad
Reveal CommentAdam Dent bt Matthew Williams (Jul 29) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match. It was highly competitive with some good points."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentTrevor Davies bt Stephanie Ng (Jul 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with Steph. Lots of good rallies, that aren’t reflected by the score line. Some of Steph’s overhead, back hand volleys at the net were amazing!"  -- Trevor

Group Summary:

Benjamin got his round off to a great start with 'a very enjoyable game [against Kim] on a bright and breezy morning' and never looked back! Four games later and with his bonus points in the bag, he had topped the group without dropping a set. Andrea pulled off a similar feat, but didn't get her bonus points, so has to settle for second place. Very well played to both!

Final Rankings:

  1. Benjamin Sims 9.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Andrea Rendes [W4] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Kim Jeong [W2, L3] 5
  4. Stephen Benton 10.2 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Jennet McVean [L4]
  6. Eric Wang [L3]
  7. Qasim Hussain

Match Results:

Andrea Rendes bt Kim Jeong (Sep 1) 6-2, 7-5
Kim Jeong bt Jennet McVean (Aug 27) 6-1, 6-0
Benjamin Sims bt Jennet McVean (Aug 26) 6-1, 6-0
Andrea Rendes bt Stephen Benton (Aug 26) 6-3, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentStephen Benton bt Kim Jeong (Aug 22) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Close match in set 2 and 3, Kim pushed me all the way!"  -- Stephen
Kim Jeong bt Eric Wang (Aug 17) 6-4, 6-4
Andrea Rendes bt Jennet McVean (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-1
Stephen Benton bt Jennet McVean (Aug 11) 6-2, 7-5
Andrea Rendes bt Eric Wang (Aug 2) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentBenjamin Sims bt Eric Wang (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match indoors at Lee Valley - some great strong hits and lobs from Eric! "  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentBenjamin Sims bt Stephen Benton (Jul 26) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on a damp yet sweltering afternoon. Some great returns and passing shots from Stephen, but in the my serve was more consistent than usual and this helped me win. Thanks for a great game!"  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentBenjamin Sims bt Kim Jeong (Jul 22) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get the league started with a very enjoyable game on a bright and breezy morning at Lee Valley. A great comeback from Kim in the second set with some impressive lobs!"  -- Benjamin

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Lee Valley.

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) 

Comments:
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