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Collapse AllLee Valley Singles - Round 30 | Thursday 2 September 2021 to Wednesday 27 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 September 2021)

It was great to see so many players out on court during this Round, enjoying friendly, competitive tennis and making new friends. We hope you had a great time battling it out! There is just one more Round for 2021 and we’re looking forward to having you join us again. We think Local Tennis Leagues players are the keenest of them all, so it’ll be no surprise to see many of you back out there during the cooler months. Join now to secure your place!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Alasdair Wilson 6 3 3 0 9 WWLW
2 George Biggs 4 3 1 0 8 LWWW
3 Samuel Ludlow 4 3 1 0 7 LWWW
4 Tristan Skitt 4 3 1 0 7 WLWW
5 Winston Balfourth 5 2 3 2 6 LLLW
6 Andrew Turnbull 3 1 2 0 5 LLW
7 Will Cooper 4 0 4 0 2 LLL

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Tristan Skitt bt George Biggs (Oct 23) 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentAlasdair Wilson bt Will Cooper (Oct 23) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Such a fun match! The first set was so close, and could have gone either way. Some of Will’s chase-downs and passing shots were out of this world! Looking forward to a re-match very soon. A"  -- Alasdair
Reveal CommentAlasdair Wilson bt Samuel Ludlow (Oct 21) 2-6, 6-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Another really enjoyable game, which definitely could have gone either way. We had lots of great rallies, most of which ended with Sam playing an outrageous angled volley to win the point! Looking forward to playing again soon. A"  -- Alasdair
Samuel Ludlow bt Tristan Skitt (Oct 17) 5-7, 6-2, [10-7]
Reveal CommentGeorge Biggs bt Andrew Turnbull (Oct 17) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really close and fun match, can't wait to play again!"  -- George
Reveal CommentSamuel Ludlow bt Winston Balfourth (Oct 12) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Especially the first set was really close! Well played Winston "  -- Samuel
Reveal CommentGeorge Biggs bt Alasdair Wilson (Oct 6) 5-7, 6-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Another really tight match that could have gone either way, loved playing and look forward to doing so again!"  -- George
Reveal CommentAlasdair Wilson bt Andrew Turnbull (Oct 3) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "EPIC match! Well played Andrew, I can’t wait for a rematch soon! A" -- Alasdair
Andrew Turnbull v Will Cooper (Sep 26) 4-6, 6-2 TBC
Reveal CommentSamuel Ludlow v George Biggs (Sep 25) 6-7 (3-7), 1-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match. We were kicked off the court after 2 hours. Well played George! "  -- Samuel
Samuel Ludlow bt Will Cooper (Sep 25) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentTristan Skitt bt Winston Balfourth (Sep 23) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close match on a difficult surface."  -- Tristan
Reveal CommentGeorge Biggs bt Will Cooper (Sep 18) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match that was incredibly close, always brutal to win or lose via a tiebreak, not anything in it really. Look forward to playing again Will!"  -- George
Reveal CommentAndrew Turnbull bt Winston Balfourth (Sep 12) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable and high quality match, thanks Winston. First set could have gone either way and second set was much closer than the scoreline suggests, with lots of deuce games. Look forward to playing soon. "  -- Andrew
Winston Balfourth bt Will Cooper (Sep 11) Walkover
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Alasdair Wilson (Sep 5) 6-0, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a great match. Some amazing rallies. Words can't do this match enough justice. It's what I love about the league. Players who haven't played for a while and just go out and give great performances, relishing the challenge, finding their groove and pushing both of us to our limits. Great match Alasdair and we will definitely meet up again outside the league. Best of luck with your remaining matches. You will do well judging by today's match."  -- Winston
Tristan Skitt bt Alasdair Wilson (Sep 4) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 George Pugh 5 5 0 2 12 WWWW
2 Alim Saleh 4 3 1 2 8 WWWL
3 Zafar Iqbal 4 2 2 2 7 LLWW
4 Ryan Palmer 4 2 2 2 7 WLWL
5 David Arnaud 5 2 3 0 5 WLLW
6 Derek Durst 3 1 2 0 3 LWL
7 Omosuyi Fred-Omojole 5 0 5 2 2 LLLL
8 William Hiscock 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Arnaud bt Derek Durst (Oct 26) 6-4, 1-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "This was a tough match. It was played in very windy weather but we still managed to get some good tennis in. I was lucky to win with Derek getting more games overall than me."  -- David
Reveal CommentAlim Saleh bt Zafar Iqbal (Oct 14) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, [10-1]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Zafar, really up and down. look forward to the next one!"  -- Alim
Reveal CommentGeorge Pugh bt Omosuyi Fred-Omojole (Oct 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the game, lots of great lobbying !"  -- George
Ryan Palmer bt David Arnaud (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentGeorge Pugh bt David Arnaud (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Battle of the lefties! Thanks for the match David , really enjoyed it."  -- George
Reveal CommentGeorge Pugh bt Zafar Iqbal (Sep 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the match Zafar and the hit after. Best of luck with the rest of your matches."  -- George

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentZafar Iqbal bt Ryan Palmer (Sep 28) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A marathon across two days, some great tennis, improving as we went. Great match Zafar, too good this time!"  -- Ryan
Ryan Palmer bt Omosuyi Fred-Omojole (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-0
David Arnaud bt Omosuyi Fred-Omojole (Sep 23) 6-0, 6-1
Derek Durst bt Omosuyi Fred-Omojole (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentGeorge Pugh bt Ryan Palmer (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, really enjoyed it. Thanks Ryan. "  -- George
Zafar Iqbal bt David Arnaud (Sep 20) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
Alim Saleh bt Derek Durst (Sep 18) 7-5, 6-2
Alim Saleh bt Omosuyi Fred-Omojole (Sep 15) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentGeorge Pugh bt Alim Saleh (Sep 13) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Congrats George, you were better on the big points"  -- Alim

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Chris Burlton 6 6 0 2 14 WWWW
2 Elliot Dodds 5 4 1 2 10 WWWW
3 Arthur Leymonie 4 2 2 0 5 WLWL
4 Joshua Roebuck 4 2 2 0 4 WWLL
5 John Sanfey 5 1 4 0 3 LLLL
6 Harry Brunning 2 0 2 0 0 L
7 Zhan Sheng Low 4 0 4 0 0 LLLL

Match Results:

Joshua Roebuck bt John Sanfey (Oct 27) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
Reveal CommentArthur Leymonie bt John Sanfey (Oct 26) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match, damp conditions. Rained off after 2 sets. Looking forward to continuing"  -- John
Reveal CommentElliot Dodds bt John Sanfey (Oct 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a really competitive game John, played in very difficult conditions not allowing either of us to get our rhythm going, looking forward to a future meeting."  -- Elliot

Match of the Group:

Elliot Dodds bt Arthur Leymonie (Oct 14) 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentArthur Leymonie bt Zhan Sheng Low (Oct 10) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match under the sun in Lee Valley during which I secured my revenge win against Matt! Lots of winners on our forehands in both sets and some really fast and precise serves on both sides. A real fight! "  -- Arthur
Joshua Roebuck bt Zhan Sheng Low (Oct 6) 7-5, 6-2
John Sanfey bt Harry Brunning (Sep 22) Walkover
Elliot Dodds bt Joshua Roebuck (Sep 18) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentChris Burlton bt Harry Brunning (Sep 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An early start for my final match after an enjoyable couple of weeks, with a complete reverse of my previous form in earlier rounds. I'm glad we were not on court 6 where some insane hitting practice was underway, or court 1 where a possessed squirrel had taken a dislike to something. Thanks Harry for the game and good luck with your remaining matches. Thanks also to everyone in the group for all the games, great to get these organised and played, and looking forward to playing some more games outside the league."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Burlton bt Joshua Roebuck (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play at a new venue, Joshua and I had an enjoyable game and momentum shifted in the first set after some great hitting - I had to cut out the errors to regain control. Hope to have another game at Walthamstow in the near future and hope the rest of your matches go well Josh. Many thanks for the game."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Burlton bt John Sanfey (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game John, tricky conditions with a slippery court today, so keeping the ball in play without turning an ankle was the main aim of the game. We had some good groundstroke exchanges and we continued to hit cross court afterwards to drill those shots. Unfortunately I think all that hitting may have finally seen off my racket which has started to warp out of all recognition. Best of luck with your remaining games John."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentElliot Dodds bt Zhan Sheng Low (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice friendly game with some great rallies even though neither of us could smash for the life of us... Thanks Zhan"  -- Elliot
Reveal CommentChris Burlton bt Elliot Dodds (Sep 9) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Elliot got off to a great start and I had to change to a more patient approach fairly quickly to avoid going 3-0 behind, rallying from the back rather than coming in and being passed at the net. I don't think the windy conditions helped either of us and this made things fairly difficult too. The final score line is not representative of how closely fought the subsequent games were, often going to deuce with just one or two points (including some luck) being the difference. A tough 90 minutes in the end and I look forward to another game in better conditions! Well played and best of luck with your remaining games."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Burlton bt Arthur Leymonie (Sep 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The sun was out and Bert and Ernie were running a half-marathon around the tennis courts. Some things you cannot really un-see. We had a good game and a great effort by Arthur after a six week absence, the fitness will come back to keep in those long rallies and I'm sure we'll have a much closer game once you have got back into it. Thanks for the game and enjoy your remaining matches!"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Burlton bt Zhan Sheng Low (Sep 4) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get the first game played, the highlights reel would mainly include Matt plastering multiple unreturnable forehand winners down the line. Lots of close games, just a bit more consistency and the score line would have been very different. An enjoyable afternoon, thanks for the game and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Chris

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Joe Crossley 6 5 1 2 12 WWLW
2 Benjamin Davidson 5 5 0 0 10 WWWW
3 Paul Malone 5 2 3 2 7 LLWW
4 Magnus J Ahmad 4 2 2 0 6 WLLW
5 Miles Thomas 4 1 3 2 5 LLWL
6 Daniel Belostecinic 3 0 3 2 3 LLL
7 Kieran Johnson 3 0 3 2 2 LLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMagnus J Ahmad bt Miles Thomas (Oct 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed this match with Miles at West Ham park - a new venue for me. Both of us were sporting minor injuries but standard of play was great nonetheless with plenty of long rallies. Credit to Miles for fighting to the end despite a painful back in the second set. Thanks for the game!"  -- Magnus J

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJoe Crossley bt Magnus J Ahmad (Oct 25) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Played at stratford park on a lovely sunny monday morning. Extremely close match! Magnus's groundstrokes are very strong and he deservedly won the first. Second set was closer than score would suggest with some very long deuce games which seemed never ending. I felt confident going into the third but quickly found myself 0-3 down, eventually managed to turn it round and take it into another tie-break which was fittingly another close one. Really enjoyable match which could have gone either way, I hope we manage to arrange another one soon! "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentBenjamin Davidson bt Paul Malone (Oct 19) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good close match against Paul at a windy Lee Valley! I just managed to edge it but both sets could've gone either way. "  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentBenjamin Davidson bt Magnus J Ahmad (Oct 16) 7-5, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match - every game was pretty close. Look forward to playing again!"  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentJoe Crossley bt Paul Malone (Oct 16) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match played at Stratford park. Paul deservedly took the first set in about 20 minutes, I really couldn’t deal with his groundstrokes, managed to turn it round eventually but conditions by the end of the third set weren’t ideal with a lot of slipping and sliding in the rain. Thanks for the match Paul, another very close one which could have gone either way "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentBenjamin Davidson bt Joe Crossley (Sep 30) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really close first set in windy and rainy conditions, 2nd set was closer than score suggests - thanks Joe for another good game."  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentBenjamin Davidson bt Miles Thomas (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match despite the weather meaning we were both sliding around. The game was good fun and a lot closer than the score suggests!"  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentPaul Malone bt Kieran Johnson (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really enjoyable match which was much closer than the score suggests. We had quite a few deuce games and some long ones at that. Thanks for a fun match Kieran."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJoe Crossley bt Daniel Belostecinic (Sep 26) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Not ideal having to pick up the match from 4-4 neither of us played particularly well, but I managed to see it out. Was a very close match with countless deuces played at Stratford Park and Lee Valley. We had plenty of time so played a friendly set after which Daniel won with must better tennis played from both of us which is often the way!" -- Joe
Benjamin Davidson bt Daniel Belostecinic (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-1
Paul Malone bt Daniel Belostecinic (Sep 18) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentJoe Crossley bt Kieran Johnson (Sep 17) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game under the lights at Stratford Park. The first set was neck and neck for the most part with Kieran getting an early break of serve, I managed to turn it round and just about held on. The second set I managed to cut down on unenforced errors and see the match out but it was a lot closer than the score would suggest. Thanks for the game Kieran and good luck for the rest of your games! "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentMagnus J Ahmad bt Kieran Johnson (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some fast paced and close games, felt like a good showing from both of us coming back after not playing regularly for a long time."  -- Magnus J
Reveal CommentMiles Thomas bt Paul Malone (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Paul again but fair to say he wasn’t on his game. Lovely bright morning at West Ham park with some good rallies and a nice bit of hitting together after the match. Thanks Paul"  -- Miles
Reveal CommentJoe Crossley bt Miles Thomas (Sep 4) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with lots of break of serve and plenty of lobs, pleasure playing with you Miles and good luck for the rest of your matches"  -- Joe

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Nihar Baldev 6 5 1 2 13 WLWW
2 Sam Armenta Butt 6 4 2 2 12 WWWW
3 Tamzin Ámin 6 3 3 2 10 LLLW
4 Darryl Powis 6 4 2 0 9 WLLW
5 Kurt Williams 5 1 4 2 6 LLWL
6 Tom Becker 4 2 2 0 5 WWLL
7 Maria eugenia Mattera 5 0 5 2 3 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDarryl Powis bt Tamzin Ámin (Oct 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score fowsnt reflect that almost every game was a deuce. Tamzin is a fantastic player."  -- Darryl
Reveal CommentSam Armenta Butt bt Kurt Williams (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match today! Some very attritional play at times with lots of long rallies but this time I managed to hang in there and it swung my way. Was really nice to play with you again Kurt, I look forward to next time!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Armenta Butt bt Darryl Powis (Oct 19) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Some great play in between showers on the day. Sam is a really good player and we things were just getting interesting as we were rained off from attempting a 3rd set. "  -- Darryl
Reveal CommentNihar Baldev bt Tamzin Ámin (Oct 17) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always great to play Tamzin. It had to go the distance. Tough match for both players. I started well and took the first set. Tamzin played great in the second set. I managed to play a little better in the 3rd set to close out the match after almost 3 hours of being on the court. Thanks again Tamzin. Good luck with you rest of your remaining matches. "  -- Nihar
Reveal CommentTom Becker bt Darryl Powis (Oct 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies in this match, including a few beautiful lobs from Darryl. Things came together well for me on the day."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentSam Armenta Butt bt Maria eugenia Mattera (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We were lucky with our timing that the weather was pleasant for us to play a nice match. There were some great rallies with the score line ultimately not a true reflection as many games went to deuce. Maria's forehand was making me do a lot of work! Good luck and I look forward to playing again!"  -- Sam
Darryl Powis bt Nihar Baldev (Oct 9) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentTom Becker bt Tamzin Ámin (Oct 9) 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A match split across two different days (with a two week break in between due to holidays). First two sets on day 1 were very close, with really consistent play from Tamzin including shots deep to the baseline. Reconvening for the third set, my game was on form coming out the gates and I was fortunate getting the momentum behind me from early on in the set. A really fun and challenging match. Thanks Tamzin!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentDarryl Powis bt Maria eugenia Mattera (Oct 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score does a disservice to how good a player Maria is. She has one of the best forehands i have played in any league and was punishing me with it every time. I hope to play her again in future! "  -- Darryl
Reveal CommentTamzin Ámin bt Kurt Williams (Sep 29) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "What a match! 3 hours plus of good tennis! Kurt came out of the blocks very strong. Some very impressive play saw Kurt take the first set. The second set felt a bit like a reversal of the first, again it was full of lovely exchanges and solid hitting from us both. Having gone up 2-0 in the third, some superb forehand winners saw Kurt break back and get the lead. From there, I was playing catch up in the set. I got a bit of luck at the 5-4 game since it was not the best end to be serving from. Having levelled at 5 all, from there it was just a point or two that was the difference. A pleasure to play with Kurt as always, we had such fun despite the close nature of the match. I look forward to getting back out on the court again."  -- Tamzin
Reveal CommentSam Armenta Butt bt Tom Becker (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A much closer affair than suggested by the score! In the second set especially the momentum switched several times, but luckily for me, I was able to close it out. Overall, it was an entertaining match with some epic points and long rallies. It was really nice to meet you Tom, and I look forward to the rematch :D"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentNihar Baldev bt Sam Armenta Butt (Sep 25) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really long gruelling rallies throughout the match. Look forward to the 3rd set! "  -- Nihar
  • "Extremely windy conditions, which made it very difficult for both players to play our normal game. Glad to get over the line. Always tough to play Sam. Thanks for a good match. Look forward to playing you again!" -- Nihar
Reveal CommentNihar Baldev bt Tom Becker (Sep 22) 0-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match played under good weather conditions. Tom was dominant in the first set. I played my way back into the match. Match played in great spirit. Good luck with the rest of your matches. Thanks again Tom. "  -- Nihar
Reveal CommentTamzin Ámin bt Maria eugenia Mattera (Sep 19) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Maria and play a fun, close match. Maria and I have quite similar game styles and there were plenty of great baseline exchanges and winners. The score in the third is misleading as it there were lots of deuces, including one super long game. Look forward to playing again!"  -- Tamzin
Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt Maria eugenia Mattera (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great night for tennis. Super lovely to play Maria. Great consistency in her shots and great shot placement. There were some great rallies exchanged. Best of luck "  -- Kurt
Reveal CommentNihar Baldev bt Maria eugenia Mattera (Sep 12) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Perfect weather for tennis. Match played in good spirit. Some really good rallies throughout the match. Maria came back nicely in the second set from being 4-1 down. Good luck with the rest of your matches Maria. "  -- Nihar

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNihar Baldev bt Kurt Williams (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure playing Kurt. It was a tough battle in the second set. Kurt never gave up and kept fighting and clinched the second set, which he thoroughly deserved! I am a tad bit disappointed, since I lost the second set while serving for the second set, I am happy for Kurt, as he is such a competitor and loves being on the court. Thanks Kurt."  -- Nihar
  • "Thanks Kurt for a great match. Kurt is always fun to play with and a tough competitor." -- Nihar
Reveal CommentTamzin Ámin bt Sam Armenta Butt (Sep 5) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Like our match in the previous round, this one proved to be an epic. I started stronger this time round, the sunny and relatively wind-free Lee Valley conditions, allowing me to play a strong offensive game. With some great play from Sam in the second, we found ourselves at one set all. The final set might have seemed like a foregone conclusion at 5-1, but Sam dug in, saving a couple of match points and levelled the score at 5-5. One or two points from there was all the difference, and it could easily have gone the other way. It was a pleasure to share the court with Sam, and I look forward to playing again. "  -- Tamzin
Reveal CommentDarryl Powis bt Kurt Williams (Sep 4) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun in a beautiful setting. Kurt has a great forehand and was very difficult to play against! Looking forward to playing you again soon Kurt! "  -- Darryl

Group Summary:

It was neck and neck in the race for top spot with Ebrahim edging clear thanks to winning his head to head against runner up Alexei... well played!

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Ebrahim Patel 3 3 0 2 9 WWW
2 Alexei Coban 5 3 2 2 9 WWLW
3 Amar Thanki 4 2 2 2 8 LLWW
4 Abdul-Rashid Patel 4 1 3 2 6 LLWL
5 Luke Tunyich 3 2 1 0 5 WWL
6 William Thompson 1 0 1 0 0 L
7 Mark Briggs 2 0 2 0 0 LL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLuke Tunyich bt Abdul-Rashid Patel (Oct 26) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Every game of the first set came to duce, and some of them were pretty long ones. Unbelievably lucky, I von all six games in the first set. (Abdul, sorry about it.) The second set reflects the game. In the six games, I was playing slightly better, and Abdul was playing slightly better than me in the four games. Thanks for the game, Abdul. I am looking forward to our next tennis match."  -- Luke
Reveal CommentAlexei Coban bt Amar Thanki (Oct 19) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was 4-0 down in first set but held on. Amar seemed to just give up. Thanks for the match"  -- Alexei
Reveal CommentAmar Thanki v Ebrahim Patel (Oct 13) 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 2-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Amar to serve "  -- Amar
Alexei Coban bt Mark Briggs (Oct 3) 6-4, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentEbrahim Patel bt Abdul-Rashid Patel (Sep 29) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match over couple of sessions at Stratford Park" -- Ebrahim
Luke Tunyich bt Alexei Coban (Sep 28) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentAbdul-Rashid Patel bt Amar Thanki (Sep 26) 7-5, 4-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "A great game with Amar with lots rallies and plenty of close points but managed to edge out a win in the tie break!"  -- Abdul-Rashid
Alexei Coban bt Abdul-Rashid Patel (Sep 19) 6-2, 4-6, [10-8]
Reveal CommentEbrahim Patel bt Luke Tunyich (Sep 16) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "very hard game also played in hot weather"  -- Ebrahim
Amar Thanki bt William Thompson (Sep 15) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentEbrahim Patel bt Alexei Coban (Sep 14) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "good enjoyable game"  -- Ebrahim
Reveal CommentAmar Thanki bt Mark Briggs (Sep 10) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Mark. Second set was very close with several exchanges of break. At 5-4 40-15 down Mark played some exceptional points to take the set to tie break. Thanks "  -- Amar

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Byron Mardas 7 4 3 2 11 LLWW
2 Oliver Skinner 4 2 2 2 7 WLWL
3 Kit Carson 3 3 0 0 6 WWW
4 Sean Byrne 3 3 0 0 6 WW
5 Babak Ghazvehi 6 1 5 2 5 LLWL
6 Ivan Lim 1 1 0 0 2 W
7 MG Bouchard 3 1 2 0 2 LWL
8 Zandile Coles 3 0 3 0 0 LLL

Match Results:

Kit Carson bt Byron Mardas (Oct 27) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
Kit Carson bt MG Bouchard (Oct 25) 6-4, 6-1
Kit Carson bt Babak Ghazvehi (Oct 17) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentMG Bouchard bt Babak Ghazvehi (Oct 16) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable hit with Babak over two days, when he eventually got out of bed and made it to the court for the second set. Scoreline isn't a true reflection of the match. A lot of close games at times, plenty of fun rallies and some nice winners from both of us, including a particularly impressive two-handed backhand drive volley in the second set that even Babak was surprised he pulled off. Thanks for the hit, and all the tennis chat. Look forward to playing again soon!" -- MG
Babak Ghazvehi bt Zandile Coles (Oct 10) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentOliver Skinner bt Zandile Coles (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in a leafy setting at Aldersbrook, Zandile hit some neat passing shots and there were a few good rallies. Thanks!"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentIvan Lim bt Byron Mardas (Oct 9) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice match with Ivan. He is a strong player and it could have gone worse for me but luckily I managed to stay competitive. End up losing the game anyway but I had fun anyway."  -- Byron
Reveal CommentByron Mardas bt MG Bouchard (Oct 8) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "we were both exhausted by the humidity and an annoying craw with no tennis etiquette! But it was fun playing with Mathew. A few nice rallies all around the court. Hope to play you again soon."  -- Byron
Sean Byrne bt Oliver Skinner (Sep 27) 6-2, 2-6, [10-5]
Sean Byrne bt Byron Mardas (Sep 19) Walkover
Byron Mardas bt Zandile Coles (Sep 17) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentOliver Skinner bt Babak Ghazvehi (Sep 17) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely evening for a tennis match, thanks for the game Babak!"  -- Oliver

Match of the Group:

Byron Mardas bt Babak Ghazvehi (Sep 8) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Byron Mardas bt Oliver Skinner (Sep 7) 6-4, 6-2
Sean Byrne bt Babak Ghazvehi (Sep 4) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Trevor Davies 7 4 3 2 12 WWLL
2 Marcel Riederer 6 5 1 0 10 LWWW
3 Karuna Govind 6 2 4 0 5 WLLL
4 Daniel Boulton 4 2 2 0 4 LWW
5 Neryus Paukste 3 1 2 2 4 LWL
6 Alastair O'Dell 3 1 2 0 3 WL
7 Sam Morrison 4 1 3 0 3 LWLL
8 Chris Rosslowe 1 1 0 0 2 W

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKaruna Govind bt Marcel Riederer (Oct 27) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a fantastic match played over 2 days because of rain. There were several games that were won by pure winning shots rather than unforced errors (by both of us). "  -- Karuna
Reveal CommentTrevor Davies bt Karuna Govind (Oct 24) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match played over a fortnight and two venues! We started at Lee Valley and run out of time to complete the 3rd set. So reconvened at Stratford two weeks later. Luckily I managed to win what was left of the 3rd set!"  -- Trevor

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMarcel Riederer bt Sam Morrison (Oct 17) 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This must have been the longest match I’ve plaid yet! Sam did not make it an easy win but it was great fun, some long points and a some double faults made for an interesting mix!"  -- Marcel
Karuna Govind bt Daniel Boulton (Oct 17) Walkover
Reveal CommentSam Morrison bt Karuna Govind (Oct 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match in some challenging conditions - a light drizzle made the court a little slippery, and a brief rain shower threatened the second set, but we were able to continue. Good luck with your remaining matches Karuna! "  -- Sam
Alastair O'Dell bt Karuna Govind (Oct 12) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentMarcel Riederer bt Alastair O'Dell (Oct 9) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An old rivalry meets again! A good long match with some great points! Looking forward to the next one :)"  -- Marcel
Reveal CommentMarcel Riederer bt Daniel Boulton (Oct 3) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Sunny, wet, windy and noisy! Not the ideal conditions for a match but it was good to play non the less, that is 1 match each, who will win next time?"  -- Marcel
Reveal CommentTrevor Davies bt Neryus Paukste (Sep 26) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. Most games went to multiple deuces. The 1st set lasted over an hour and could have gone either way. Look forward to playing again soon. "  -- Trevor
Reveal CommentMarcel Riederer bt Trevor Davies (Sep 25) 6-4, 5-7, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "A close match by the end! Looking forward to the next one!"  -- Marcel
Neryus Paukste bt Karuna Govind (Sep 22) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentChris Rosslowe bt Trevor Davies (Sep 19) 5-7, 6-2, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "A competitive match with some entertaining long rallies. Trevor's fast and flat serve and deep cross-court shots were a constant threat. After two grueling sets in the sun, under darkening skies, we decided to settle the match with a tiebreak. A thoroughly enjoyable contest. I look forward to playing again. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentDaniel Boulton bt Trevor Davies (Sep 18) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Trevor for a good game on a fine Saturday afternoon. His angled forehand winners were tough to deal with at times but managed to find some good range with the lob as the match went on and grind out a result. Good luck for the rest of the round."  -- Daniel
Trevor Davies bt Alastair O'Dell (Sep 12) Walkover
Reveal CommentDaniel Boulton bt Sam Morrison (Sep 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Sam for a good game in the late summer sunshine. Struggled to deal with his serve at times and had to scramble after a few well-placed drop shots, but managed to find my range with the lob as the game went on. Good luck for the rest of the round!"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentMarcel Riederer bt Neryus Paukste (Sep 5) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match in lovely sunshine! And the second set could have gone either way! I’m looking forward to the next match!"  -- Marcel
Reveal CommentTrevor Davies bt Sam Morrison (Sep 5) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match at LV in glorious sunshine! Each set lasted 50 minutes with most games going to multiple deuces. As ever the score didn’t reflect the evenness of the tennis."  -- Trevor