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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
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  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
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Collapse AllLee Valley Singles - Round 24 | Thursday 9 January 2020 to Wednesday 4 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 February 2020)

107 matches were played in this round which is not bad at all. Taking into account the time of year and the wind at Lee Valley, which is no respecter of the fluffy yellow ball, that was a great achievement. Well done all and many thanks for all the commitment in arranging so much tennis!

Group Summary:

A shame to see a couple of withdrawals in this group, which depleted it a bit but very well done to Phil for playing every available match and was the only player to get his bonus points! Overall, the group was a tight one, but David J finished undefeated in four matches and tops the group. Aimran is runner up.

Final Rankings:

  1. David Jahoda 7.1 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Aimran Amir [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Phil Zana 7.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jamie Dillon [W2] 4
  5. Ivan Georgiev 7.1 [W1, L3] 3
  6. David Burrows 7.2 [W1, L3] 2
  7. Ben Ewing withdrawn
  8. Rodd Ramsey 8.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Aimran Amir bt Ivan Georgiev (Feb 29) 6-3, 6-3
Phil Zana bt Ivan Georgiev (Feb 29) 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt David Burrows (Feb 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Match was play on the wet court if strong and temperamental wind, which this time was in my favor it slowed down the pace of the game. Looking forward to play again in less challenging conditions."  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentAimran Amir bt Phil Zana (Feb 9) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match although conditions were slightly windy. Look forward to playing again. "  -- Aimran
Reveal CommentDavid Jahoda bt Ivan Georgiev (Feb 8) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ivan for another fun match. Always a tough challenge! "  -- David
David Jahoda bt David Burrows (Feb 8) Walkover
Jamie Dillon bt Phil Zana (Feb 2) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentDavid Jahoda bt Phil Zana (Jan 25) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Phil’s been the most consistent player in the league and won it multiple times, so it is great to play against him. An injured hip hampered him in the third set but he still came back from 1-5 down. Would like to apologise again for distracting him during his serve on match point. Thanks for the game!"  -- David

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Jahoda bt Aimran Amir (Jan 18) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough up and down battle with Aimran, look forward to playing again!" - David
Jamie Dillon bt David Burrows (Jan 15) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentDavid Burrows bt Phil Zana (Jan 12) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tight first set could have gone either way in blustery conditions outside. Nice location and a good sport, good luck with the rest of your matches "  -- David

Group Summary:

We love the sound of Nik's kick serves which Edward says forced him "right out of the court, if I could even get a racket on it" - powerful stuff! - and Georgios' inside out and down the line backhand! Group two certainly produced some fine tennis! At the end of the round, it is Dimitrios who has the most points, emerging undefeated in six matches. Nik and his kick serve finish second in a competitive group. Well played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Dimitrios Katsaros [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nik Wottge [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Alan Lam [W3, L1] 6
  4. Edward Mills 8.1 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Thomas Jepson [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Joe Holden [W1] 2
  7. Georgios Polyzois [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Zafar Iqbal 7.1 [L1]

Match Results:

Alan Lam bt Edward Mills (Mar 3) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJoe Holden bt Nik Wottge (Feb 28) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking and enjoyable match played over 2 sessions indoors at LV."  -- Joe
Dimitrios Katsaros bt Alan Lam (Feb 25) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Georgios Polyzois (Feb 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game. It was an interesting game in blustery conditions. We did well! Then the rain came. Nevertheless, we still managed to play a good game! Cheers for the match."  -- Alan
Dimitrios Katsaros bt Zafar Iqbal (Feb 21) 6-4, 6-0
Dimitrios Katsaros bt Edward Mills (Feb 14) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentNik Wottge bt Thomas Jepson (Jan 26) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Thomas for an enjoyable and close match. Virtually every game went to deuce at least once. Thomas likes to hit the ball and play aggressive and had some great groundstroke winners. And he displayed nice touch and feel around the net on several occasions. We had to switch to the old/ dodgy courts mid-way through and I think the gritty, pot-hole-ridden, slippy but faster surface played better to my game as the serves kicked higher. But it was a fun match and look forward to playing again hopefully soon. All the best, Nik"  -- Nik
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Nik Wottge (Jan 26) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Nik for the game. I thought the rallies were high quality and both of us served extremely well! Thanks for the insight about the kick serve ;) I think it will come in handy for my future matches :) hope to play you again soon!"  -- Alan
Dimitrios Katsaros bt Nik Wottge (Jan 26) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentEdward Mills bt Georgios Polyzois (Jan 25) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Georgios has some brilliant shots, particularly a very powerful inside out or down the line backhand. He was lacking a bit of consistency but by playing aggressively I think his game will improve quickly. Thanks for the game, hope to play you again soon"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward Mills bt Nik Wottge (Jan 24) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Good match against a very skilful attacking player. As Nik said at the end of the match the slightly moist conditions slowed the game down in my favour, giving me a split second longer to get into position to defend. I also hit a number of effective (possibly lucky) lobs which might have made Nik less confident in going to the net. Worth mentioning Nik hit some unbelievable kick serves forcing me right out of the court, if I could even get a racket on it. "  -- Edward
Dimitrios Katsaros bt Thomas Jepson (Jan 23) 6-2, 6-3
Thomas Jepson bt Georgios Polyzois (Jan 19) 7-5, 6-0
Reveal CommentNik Wottge bt Georgios Polyzois (Jan 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Georgios for a nice game in cold but sunny weather. Many of the games were close so the score is not reflective of the match. Georgios plays the ball flat and hard and has a devastating two handed backhand that can cause real problems. I’m just happy I faced him while he is still easing back into the game after a period away. Thanks for the game Georgios and look forward to playing again sometime, Nik"  -- Nik
Dimitrios Katsaros bt Georgios Polyzois (Jan 12) 6-0, 6-1

Group Summary:

We like the sound of Ian's lobs, Winston and Roberto's leftie/rightie rivalry, and Mark's aces but when the last ball was rolled back in to the can, Winston and David tied on points! Winston won the head to head, to take gold, but the wind made it a devilishly difficult encounter with a balls they thought was going to forehand being blown to the backhand and vice versa. Very well done for battling through nonetheless.

Final Rankings:

  1. Winston Balfourth [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. David Arnaud [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Tom Jessop [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Roberto Petrucco 9.2 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Derek Durst [W1, L1] 2
  6. Mark Aspden [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ian Sterling [L3]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRoberto Petrucco bt Ian Sterling (Mar 1) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "As the score suggests, they was a close game that could have gone either way. Due to the weather, this was our 3rd attempt to play and finally we managed to get on the court. The conditions weren't ideal, with the strong wind affecting serves, lobs and general play. Ian was a good competitor, who had me running across court often. Ian also is a very accomplished 'lobber', many times he pulled me in to the net, only to have me chasing the ball to the back of the court. Both sets could have gone either way, and I was very lucky not to be forced into a 3rd set, after trailing a lot in the 2nd. Best of luck to Ian going forward!"  -- Roberto
Derek Durst bt Mark Aspden (Feb 26) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Roberto Petrucco (Feb 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Rob and I have played a few times now. We always have tight matches. Tonight was no different. It's always great playing Rob as I know he never gives in and of course it's a classic leftie/rightie battle. Until the next time my friend"  -- Winston
Reveal CommentTom Jessop bt Mark Aspden (Jan 28) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Mark in pretty cold conditions at Lee Valley tonight. Mark hit some big serves (a number of aces) and we had lots of good baseline battles. Thanks for the game and good luck for the rest of your matches!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Jessop bt David Arnaud (Jan 25) 6-1, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with David at Victoria Park. The second set was especially close and David played some great tennis to come back from 5-1 down (I think) to force a very tight tiebreak. Thanks for the game David"  -- Tom
David Arnaud bt Ian Sterling (Jan 23) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentRoberto Petrucco bt Mark Aspden (Jan 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match where at least half of the games went to Deuce. Mark fought hard after going a set down, and forced me into having to play very defensive. Mark hit a couple of very good aces, and some good winners. A very friendly competitor who I look forward to hopefully playing with again"  -- Roberto
Reveal CommentTom Jessop bt Winston Balfourth (Jan 19) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Tom must still be feeling the effects of this gruelling match. Two sets played in just over two hours. Some amazing power hitting and rallies. It deserved a 3rd set but I am not sure if either of us would have been standing afterwards. Kudos to Tom for a great match and sportsmanship. Best of luck with your remaining matches and we will play again sometime. Looking forward to it."  -- Winston
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Mark Aspden (Jan 19) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great way to start a cold Sunday morning. There were plenty of deuces and the second set was quite titanic. Mark has plenty of ability to punish you. The second set get hit lots of great winners. Great playing Mark and would love to meet and play Mark again. Best of luck with your remaining matches."  -- Winston
David Arnaud bt Roberto Petrucco (Jan 17) 6-1, 6-1
David Arnaud bt Derek Durst (Jan 15) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Ian Sterling (Jan 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "How to manage in the wind. The match was played in really gusty conditions which didn't help matters. Ian was full of endeavour and we had some great rallies. A really great guy to meet especially as we both had a lot in common regarding Leyton. Ian might find this group difficult but he will gain a lot of valuable experience which will definitely help him in playing in future rounds. "  -- Winston
David Arnaud bt Mark Aspden (Jan 12) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt David Arnaud (Jan 11) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Glad to get the opening match of the group completed. David and I had a great match with testing conditions. It wasn't a case of what spins you could use but which wind condition helped you more. We were both chuckling at various times when the ball moved from the forehand to the backhand or an ace was served because the wind totally changed the trajectory of the ball. Really enjoyed playing against David and will definitely play with David again outside of the league. "  -- Winston

Group Summary:

"What a great match" was a bit of theme in this group! New comer Tony had a great three setter with Nick, as did Arthur and Tamzin, Arthur and Nick and Arthur and Paul! Arthur prevailed to finish undefeated in 5 matches but Paul was a very close second and Tony finished 3rd - a great result in his debut round.

Final Rankings:

  1. Arthur Leymonie 8.2 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Paul Malone 9.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Tony Lo 10.2 [W3, L1] 7
  4. Tamzin Ámin 8.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nick Mayes 8.2 [L3] 3
  6. Miles Thomas 8.2 [L2] withdrawn 2
  7. Peter Ingle 10.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentArthur Leymonie bt Nick Mayes (Mar 3) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great evening match with Nick - excellent conditions at Lee Valley (for once!) and some good rallies in all 3 sets. It was really closed in the third and last set. Nick saved a couple of match balls on my serve and got back to 5-5 before I took his serve and went away with a win! Thanks Nick for the great match."  -- Arthur
Reveal CommentArthur Leymonie bt Tamzin Ámin (Mar 1) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Tamzin on this sunny but windy Sunday morning. The 3rd set was closer than the score suggests and better weather conditions would have given us more control I am sure. Some good rallies in the 2nd and 3rd sets. Thanks Tamzin! "  -- Arthur
Arthur Leymonie bt Miles Thomas (Feb 25) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentTony Lo bt Nick Mayes (Feb 20) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Nick! What a great match. With the threat of rain looming over throughout the daytime, we were fortunate enough to be able to play in the evening. Another very close match with lots of duece points. I got lucky on some important points. Could have easily gone either way. Thanks again Nick!"  -- Tony
Reveal CommentPaul Malone bt Tony Lo (Feb 18) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a tough match in really windy conditions. It was a bright sunny morning at Lee Valley, but the wind made play really tricky for both of us. Thanks for a great game Tony. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentTony Lo bt Miles Thomas (Feb 12) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a match. It was really fun and a very close match. Could have easily gone either way. Miles is a great opponent. Thanks for coming and playing in the early morning!"  -- Tony
Reveal CommentTony Lo bt Tamzin Ámin (Feb 1) 6-2, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "Very fun match. Super windy conditions"  -- Tony
Reveal CommentTamzin Ámin bt Peter Ingle (Jan 26) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Peter for the first time. A close match, which could easily have gone the other way, a few points here and there. We had some great rallies and covered a lot of court! Thanks for the game Peter."  -- Tamzin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentArthur Leymonie bt Paul Malone (Jan 25) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really great match with Paul in a quiet Saturday evening at lee valley - and no wind! Tight match, good rallies behind our baseline and some lethal drop shots every now and then.. Got the best of Paul in the 3rd set but it was a really tight contest!"  -- Arthur
Reveal CommentArthur Leymonie bt Peter Ingle (Jan 12) 7-6 (9-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great Sunday evening March with Peter - first set could have gone either way, some good serves helped me secure the tiebreak! 2nd set saw Peter taking the lead 3-1 and hot shots on both sides led to an enjoyable 2nd set that I managed to win after 60 minutes of good tennis. "  -- Arthur
Reveal CommentPaul Malone bt Nick Mayes (Jan 12) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another tight and very enjoyable match with Nick. There were some long rallies and quite a few long deuce games. Thanks for a great match Nick."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Malone bt Tamzin Ámin (Jan 11) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a tough match in very blustery conditions. Thanks for a great game Tamzin."  -- Paul

Group Summary:

If there is one thing you need to do at Lee Valley at this time of year, it is cope with the wind! It has no respect for a tennis ball and will toss it hither and yon! So well done all for coping and especially well done to the champ, Daniel, who was undefeated in 4 matches. Simon was just a couple of points behind.

Final Rankings:

  1. Daniel Belostecinic [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Simon Ellis 9.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Sebastien Gangnat 10.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Miles Norgan 10.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. John Sanfey 9.1 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Dominic Lodge [L2] 1
  7. Alexander Broadbent 9.1 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMiles Norgan bt John Sanfey (Feb 4) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive game with John, plenty of momentum switches. Best of luck in the rest of the league!"  -- Miles
Reveal CommentMiles Norgan bt Dominic Lodge (Feb 2) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match especially with the wind but enjoyable nonetheless. Both evenly matched, good luck in the rest!"  -- Miles
Reveal CommentSebastien Gangnat bt Miles Norgan (Feb 1) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Miles in windy LV. Some balls were a bit tricky to catch but we managed to play some good rallies. Well played. "  -- Sebastien
Simon Ellis bt John Sanfey (Feb 1) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1
Reveal CommentJohn Sanfey bt Dominic Lodge (Jan 30) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match on a very blustery evening with wet courts. Wind kept changing direction which made serving interesting"  -- John

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSimon Ellis bt Miles Norgan (Jan 25) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well matched game with Simon, and some good rally’s - enjoyable return to competitive tennis"  -- Miles
Sebastien Gangnat bt John Sanfey (Jan 25) 6-0, 6-3
Daniel Belostecinic bt Sebastien Gangnat (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-3
Daniel Belostecinic bt Simon Ellis (Jan 18) 6-1, 7-5
Daniel Belostecinic bt John Sanfey (Jan 14) 6-3, 6-2
Daniel Belostecinic bt Alexander Broadbent (Jan 12) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentSimon Ellis bt Sebastien Gangnat (Jan 12) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky conditions with the wind and a slightly wet court but we managed to get some back-and-forth rallies going. A tight match throughout with plenty of long deuce games!"  -- Simon

Group Summary:

Ynda played more matches than anyone else (5), won them all and is rewarded with gold at the top of the group - that's no mean feat, especially with someone called Rafa in this group! The group was characterised by three setters, come back, the wind (of course) and generous commentaries in what was clearly a very competitive group. Well played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ynda Jas 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alice Wood [W2, L1, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Rafa Alonso 10.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ian McLeod 8.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  5. Mark Briggs 10.1 [W1, L3] 3
  6. Carly Schiff [L3] 1
  7. Luke Tunyich 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentYnda Jas bt Carly Schiff (Feb 24) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "While the wind prevented us both from getting into a great rhythm during match play, when the conditions were right we were both serving and hitting pretty well, which produced some exciting rallies and winners on either side. Carly fought hard to go from 6-3 4-0 down to 5-4 up in the second set, but in the end the close games started landing in my favour until I edged the second set and match."  -- Ynda
Reveal CommentMark Briggs bt Carly Schiff (Feb 24) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a really good game, Carly. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentYnda Jas bt Mark Briggs (Feb 14) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight match played in slightly windy and cold conditions. Starting with a break by Mark, the first five games went to the player playing in the same direction as the wind. Mark then managed to hold against the wind, but we continued to be within a game of each other until I edged it 6-4. Mark showed great consistency to take the second set 6-2, then the third set was all breaks except a single hold by me at 3-3 to take a crucial 4-3 lead which played out to a 6-4 ending. Mark is a great competitor with powerful serves and groundstrokes, and the ability to produce great angles on the approach and at the net, which in windy conditions led to a lot of clean winners."  -- Ynda
Reveal CommentAlice Wood bt Rafa Alonso (Feb 4) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match on a lovely evening where we were blessed with little wind! Thanks for the game Rafa and best of luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Alice
Alice Wood v Ian McLeod (Feb 3) 7-5, 2-5 TBC
Reveal CommentYnda Jas bt Ian McLeod (Feb 1) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Incredibly close match. Ian edged the first. The second saw a run of breaks until 4-4, then two first holds in a row including one match point saved, before I edged the second. The third - played on a different, windier day - also began with a run of breaks, until a few close crucial games fell my way to take the match,"  -- Ynda
Reveal CommentAlice Wood bt Carly Schiff (Jan 29) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match despite the windy conditions. Thanks for a great game Carly and good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Alice
Reveal CommentRafa Alonso bt Mark Briggs (Jan 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic game on a sunny morning. Very good rallies specially on the second half of the first set, with Mark making great points up on the net. "  -- Rafa

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentYnda Jas bt Alice Wood (Jan 17) 0-6, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very interesting and intense match. Despite close games and some long points throughout, the scoreline was characterised by big swings. Alice won the first set 6-0, then I responded with a 6-1 second set, then Alice led 5-2 in the decider, but I was lucky enough to have a last-minute swing in my direction to take the final set, saving a few match points along the way. Tense but exciting, a clash only a sport like tennis can produce!"  -- Ynda
Reveal CommentIan McLeod bt Mark Briggs (Jan 11) 6-0, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun game in some challenging conditions. I was very lucky to come from behind to win the second set!"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentYnda Jas bt Rafa Alonso (Jan 11) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match with lots of deuce games and great rallies. Rafa is a great competitor with good all-round play which produces great back and forth points."  -- Ynda

Group Summary:

Good to welcome two new players this round (Chris and Adrian) as well as welcoming back many familiar names! Nikolaj had to come through a very close match with Kurt and lost one match (to Ebrahim) but won four over all which was enough to top the group. Nihar and Kurt tied for 2nd place just points behind but as Nihar won the head to head, he takes silver this time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Nikolaj Belzer [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nihar Baldev 10.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Kurt Williams 8.2 [W2, L2, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ebrahim Patel 10.1 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Chris Storey-Smith [L2, UF1]
  6. Adrian Packer 10.2 [L3]
  7. Brian Davis [L2]

Match Results:

Nikolaj Belzer bt Brian Davis (Mar 2) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt Adrian Packer (Mar 1) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Finally dry weather. Great to get on the courts and play some tennis. Great rallies were had! Best to you and good luck Adrian."  -- Kurt
Reveal CommentKurt Williams v Chris Storey-Smith (Feb 26) 6-3, 5-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Kurt to serve"  -- Kurt
Ebrahim Patel bt Chris Storey-Smith (Feb 12) 6-2, 6-3
Ebrahim Patel bt Nikolaj Belzer (Feb 8) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt Ebrahim Patel (Feb 5) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Such a pleasure to play Ebrahim. He keeps me thinking and challenges me every match we play. Look forward to the next,"  -- Kurt
Reveal CommentNikolaj Belzer bt Kurt Williams (Feb 4) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Nikolaj to serve 3rd set"  -- Kurt
Reveal CommentNihar Baldev bt Kurt Williams (Feb 2) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Best of luck Nihar for the rest"  -- Kurt
Nikolaj Belzer bt Adrian Packer (Feb 1) 7-5, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNihar Baldev bt Brian Davis (Jan 18) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough match. Could have gone either way. Thanks for a good match Brian."  -- Nihar
Nikolaj Belzer bt Chris Storey-Smith (Jan 18) 6-0, 6-1
Nihar Baldev bt Adrian Packer (Jan 12) 6-2, 6-1

Group Summary:

A quietish group with just 7 matches played but very well done Michael R who played four of them and won three! That was enough to lob him into the top spot, just one point ahead of Muhammad. Well played - and here's to getting more matches next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Michael Ryan [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Muhammad Ali [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Michael Neumann 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Harshvardhan Varadarajan [W1] 2
  5. Thomas Laubscher [L2] 1
  6. Cordula Schellenberger [L1]
  7. Thimios Tzallas [L1]

Match Results:

Michael Ryan bt Cordula Schellenberger (Feb 17) 6-0, 6-1
Muhammad Ali bt Michael Ryan (Feb 3) 6-3, 6-4
Muhammad Ali bt Thomas Laubscher (Feb 1) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentMichael Ryan bt Thimios Tzallas (Jan 25) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun match, some lovely overhead lobs "  -- Michael
Harshvardhan Varadarajan bt Muhammad Ali (Jan 24) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMichael Neumann bt Thomas Laubscher (Jan 17) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match with one game going to 15+ times deuce. Thanks a lot, Thomas, and good luck for the rest of the round."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMichael Ryan bt Michael Neumann (Jan 12) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match in windy conditions, good fun! "  -- Michael

Group Summary:

The comments about the weather at LV are so often about the wind it was good to hear Trevor talk about playing under a fantastic full moon! This was a very active group, with Byron, Peter and Trevor playing every match possible and everyone else not far behind. Byron came successfully through 5 matches, with Peter just two points behind. Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Byron Mardas [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Peter Carey 10.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ibrahim Bolarinwa 10.2 [W2, L2] 5
  4. Trevor Davies 9.2 [W2, L3] 4
  5. Andrea Rendes [L3]
  6. Maria Lynch 10.2 [L4]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentByron Mardas bt Ibrahim Bolarinwa (Mar 2) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very interesting match late in the evening after work. would love to play with Ibrahim again"  -- Byron
Reveal CommentTrevor Davies bt Maria Lynch (Mar 1) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with Maria, despite the score line, in sunny but very blustery conditions at Lee Valley. "  -- Trevor
Reveal CommentPeter Carey bt Trevor Davies (Feb 29) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match played in very difficult conditions. And it was a very even contest with games and sets swinging back and forth. Look forward to having another match sometime, Trevor!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentIbrahim Bolarinwa bt Maria Lynch (Feb 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for coming up Maria. There were some good rallies. The score hides some close games. All the best in your remaining matches."  -- Ibrahim
Reveal CommentIbrahim Bolarinwa bt Trevor Davies (Feb 23) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed playing with Trevor. He played much better once he got used to the courts. We played a social 3rd set, which he won. "  -- Ibrahim
Reveal CommentPeter Carey bt Maria Lynch (Feb 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match on a cold, windy night. Most of the games were quite close. Best wishes in your future games, Maria."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentTrevor Davies bt Andrea Rendes (Feb 8) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in windy conditions under the lights at Stratford Park and a fantastic full moon. The 2nd set in particular was very close with one game running to a dozen deuces. "  -- Trevor
Byron Mardas bt Maria Lynch (Feb 3) 6-1, 6-0
Byron Mardas bt Andrea Rendes (Feb 2) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentByron Mardas bt Peter Carey (Jan 29) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice second set, it could go either way. Nice evening a bit windy though."  -- Byron
Reveal CommentPeter Carey bt Andrea Rendes (Jan 28) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a really cold evening but we had an enjoyable game and it was a closer game than the score suggests. Andrea is a much more stylish player than me but it wasn't her night."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Carey bt Ibrahim Bolarinwa (Jan 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and even match. All of the games in the first set were close. Unfortunately, a previous injury that Ibrahim had worsened and restricted his movement so he did well to finish the match."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentByron Mardas bt Trevor Davies (Jan 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match eventhough it was quite windy. "  -- Byron

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) 

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