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Collapse AllLee Valley Singles - Round 31 | Thursday 11 November 2021 to Wednesday 5 January 2022 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 December 2021)

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Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Roland Gurney 4 4 0 2 10 WWWW
2 Winston Balfourth 4 2 2 0 4 LWWL
3 George Pugh 2 1 1 0 2 LW
4 Gilles Malandain 2 0 2 0 1 LL
5 Zafar Iqbal 2 0 2 0 0 LL
6 Benjamin Davidson 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Joe Holden 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRoland Gurney bt Winston Balfourth (Jan 2) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with lots of long rallies. Winston got stronger as the match went on and the second set was very tight. Really enjoyed the battle and looking forward to playing again. "  -- Roland
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Zafar Iqbal (Dec 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing to play Zafar. We have known each other for many years playing in local parks tennis. Despite the scoreline the game was far more competitive with some great rallies. Zafar producing some great serving and volleying. Pleasure playing again Zafar and look forward to our next encounter."  -- Winston

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Gilles Malandain (Dec 4) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Two weeks to complete a great match. The first week I won the first set but found myself 2-5 and 15-30 down when the lights went out. We returned this week and Gilles quickly wrapped up the second set and raced into a 4-1 final set lead. I hauled him back and was up 5-4 only to be broken for 5-5. Gilles then held his serve to go 6-5 up. I held for 6-6. The tie break was very much a tooth and nail affair. Neither of us managing to get ahead until I pulled ahead at 4-3. I managed to get 6-3 up before Gilles hauled me back and a breathtaking final rally saw me scurry towards the net and put an angled pass out of Gille's reach. This match really could have gone either way. Thanks again Gilles "  -- Winston
Reveal CommentRoland Gurney bt George Pugh (Dec 1) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies on a soggy Wednesday eve. Lots of close games and I had the home court advantage. George had an unfortunate slip in the second set which understandably made him a bit cautious about his movement so the second set score is a bit misleading. Competitive match and would love to play again. "  -- Roland
Reveal CommentRoland Gurney bt Zafar Iqbal (Nov 24) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I had an unfair advantage by playing at my club on a surface that was new to Zafar. We had a lot of good rallies and the score was a bit flattering on my part. I definitely had to earn it and I left dripping in sweat. Great game and Zafar was great to play."  -- Roland
Reveal CommentRoland Gurney bt Gilles Malandain (Nov 21) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great start by Gilles and he had me on the back foot for the first 5 games, then I found some rhythm. A close game all the way."  -- Roland
Reveal CommentGeorge Pugh bt Winston Balfourth (Nov 21) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Winston, even though conditions were challenging!"  -- George

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Joe Crossley 3 3 0 2 9 WWW
2 Rahul Anand 2 1 1 0 5 WL
3 Joshua Roebuck 3 1 2 0 4 LWL
4 Elliot Dodds 3 1 2 0 2 LWL
5 Konstantinos Chrysikos 1 0 1 0 1 L
6 Arthur Leymonie 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRahul Anand bt Joshua Roebuck (Dec 17) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An extremely tough 3 setter which either of us didn’t deserve to lose, I think! I could just about manage to maintain the intensity to scrape through - thanks for the game, Josh - happy holidays! "  -- Rahul
Reveal CommentJoe Crossley v Rahul Anand (Dec 15) 4-6, 7-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Rahul to serve, most likely in 2022! Have a good Christmas and New Years "  -- Joe
Joshua Roebuck bt Elliot Dodds (Dec 15) 7-5, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentElliot Dodds bt Rahul Anand (Nov 28) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy match over two days, neither of us could play to our best but it was a good close match all the same, thanks for the match Rahul and good luck with the rest of your games!" -- Elliot
Rahul Anand v Konstantinos Chrysikos (Nov 26) 7-5, 5-7, 0-0 TBC
Reveal CommentJoe Crossley bt Joshua Roebuck (Nov 24) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First time playing Joshua and it was a real roller coaster of a match and very close! He took the first set really comfortably and I thought a straight sets loss was on the cards! Second set a lot closer and managed to break at 4-4 and then hold my serve. I had a bit of momentum going into the third and raced into a 4-0 lead but Joshua fought back well and was playing the better tennis but I managed to just about see it out. Cheers for the match and good luck for the rest of your games!"  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJoe Crossley bt Elliot Dodds (Nov 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match with so many games going to deuce, thanks for the match and good luck with the rest of your games "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJoe Crossley bt Konstantinos Chrysikos (Nov 14) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Costas again, this time at Stratford park. Close match with plenty of deuces, cheers for the match and good luck for the rest of your games!"  -- Joe

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Elijah Mak 3 3 0 0 6 WWW
2 Adam Hinks 1 1 0 0 2 W
3 Paul Malone 2 1 1 0 2 WL
4 John Sanfey 3 0 3 0 1 LLL
5 Omosuyi Fred-Omojole 1 0 1 0 0 L
6 Nihar Baldev 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPaul Malone bt John Sanfey (Jan 4) 4-6, 6-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very close, well-matched game with John that really could have gone either way. There were several deuce games and some long rallies. I was 4-1 up in both sets, but John fought back in the first set to win it and I just about managed to hold on to the second one after he levelled it at 4-4. We were running out of time before the park closed so had to play a tie-break decider. Thanks very much for the game John, I really enjoyed it."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentElijah Mak bt Paul Malone (Dec 30) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Paul. I was struggling to return his lethal flat forehands. Many close games and it could have gone either way or another day. We had a nice rallying session after the match and both of us were suddenly hitting much harder -- one of the unsolved mysteries in tennis. Thanks Paul!"  -- Elijah
Reveal CommentAdam Hinks bt John Sanfey (Dec 9) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match John! Great fightback in the second set which meant the match looked like going to a third for a long while. "  -- Adam
Elijah Mak bt Omosuyi Fred-Omojole (Nov 22) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentElijah Mak bt John Sanfey (Nov 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, John. All the best! "  -- Elijah

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Sam Armenta Butt 6 4 2 2 11 WLLW
2 Waqar Hussain 4 4 0 0 8 WWW
3 Cameron Brooks 4 3 1 0 6 WLWW
4 Dominic Lodge 4 1 3 2 4 WLL
5 Marcin Komar 4 0 4 2 2 LLLL
6 Daniel Belostecinic 1 0 1 0 1 L
7 Chris Medland 1 0 1 0 0 L

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSam Armenta Butt bt Marcin Komar (Jan 5) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was lovely to meet Marcin and get this game done on the deadline! We were both a bit rusty and I found the cold conditions challenging but there were some very high quality rallies and Marcin had me running around the court a lot! I look forward to playing again some time."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentCameron Brooks bt Sam Armenta Butt (Jan 4) 2-6, 6-2, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "A very close game in freezing conditions - thanks Sam and well played!"  -- Cameron
Reveal CommentWaqar Hussain bt Dominic Lodge (Dec 17) Dominic Lodge Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Match was cancelled as Dominic broke his strings before the start of the first set it was a shame as Dominic seemed to be a really good player and a very decent bloke all the best to him in the rest of the matches regards waqar "  -- Waqar
Reveal CommentWaqar Hussain bt Cameron Brooks (Dec 12) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really fantastic game with Cameron who was a high quality player with a array of shots at his disposal was Really impressed with his mixture of spin and smooth forhand, game was played in great gamemanship spirit and could have gone either way best of wishes to Cameron who is a very decent bloke on and of the court"  -- Waqar
Reveal CommentDominic Lodge bt Marcin Komar (Dec 7) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with some great rallies in very cold December conditions. Thanks for the game Marcin!"  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentWaqar Hussain bt Sam Armenta Butt (Dec 4) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played in a very sportsmanship spirit but very competitive at the same time Sam was a tough opponent good ground strokes and gave me a lot of trouble with his excellent retrieving the game was of high quality and both sets could have gone either way, aswell as a good player Sam is a gentleman of the court i wish him all the best waqar hussain"  -- Waqar
Reveal CommentSam Armenta Butt bt Dominic Lodge (Dec 2) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Was great to meet Dom on a very cold December night! Some good rallies and I had to come up with solutions to a lot of high quality volleys. Good luck with the rest of the league!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Armenta Butt bt Daniel Belostecinic (Nov 28) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Epic match! Was a really close affair the whole way through and could have easily have gone either way. Daniel has a really strong serve and was punishing me with the volleys. Some arctic winds made for some tough conditions but was an enjoyable game nonetheless. Best of luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentCameron Brooks bt Dominic Lodge (Nov 27) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Dominic has a killer lefty serve but despite that I managed to come through. Thanks for the game!"  -- Cameron

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentWaqar Hussain bt Marcin Komar (Nov 24) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Marcin played very well especially the second set which was very close. my best wishes to this nice gentleman "  -- Waqar
Reveal CommentCameron Brooks bt Marcin Komar (Nov 21) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Marcin - thanks for the fun game "  -- Cameron
Reveal CommentSam Armenta Butt bt Chris Medland (Nov 20) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was really nice to meet Chris, we had an enjoyable game! There was a lot of really good tennis and the score is very flattering to me considering the balance of play and how tough it was. I look forward to playing again!"  -- Sam

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Tamzin Ámin 3 3 0 0 6 WWW
2 Mark Briggs 2 1 1 0 2 LW
3 Graham Johnson 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 Kurt Williams 0 0 0 0 1 0
5 Amar Thanki 2 0 2 0 0 LL
6 Ebrahim Patel 1 0 1 0 0 L
7 Miles Norgan 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTamzin Ámin bt Mark Briggs (Dec 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Mark and play on a cold day at Lee Valley. There was some great serves and aggressive play from Mark and the match was much closer than the score suggests. Thanks for the game and hope to play again soon. "  -- Tamzin
Reveal CommentTamzin Ámin bt Amar Thanki (Nov 24) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Amar and play on a cold night at Lee Valley. A fairly close match with Amar playing some great forehands and drive volleys in the second set. Good luck with the rest of your matches Amar!"  -- Tamzin
Reveal CommentGraham Johnson v Kurt Williams (Nov 23) 4-6, 6-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great two sets, shame we couldn’t resume"  -- Graham
Tamzin Ámin bt Ebrahim Patel (Nov 21) 6-2, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMark Briggs bt Amar Thanki (Nov 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match against Amar on a notably still day at Lee Valley - a welcome change! Closely contested and there were some good rallies. Looking forward to our next match. "  -- Mark

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Neryus Paukste 4 2 2 2 7 LWWL
2 Trevor Davies 6 2 4 2 6 LWLL
3 Claudiu Iorgulescu 2 2 0 0 5 WW
4 Marcel Riederer 2 2 0 0 4 WW
5 Ivan Lim 1 1 0 0 2 W
6 Faye Nelson 2 0 2 0 1 LL
7 Maria Lynch 1 0 1 0 0 L

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIvan Lim bt Trevor Davies (Dec 19) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game on a chilly day! We became experts at breaking serves "  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentTrevor Davies bt Maria Lynch (Dec 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score was irrelevant as Maria and I had a very enjoyable afternoon on a chilly misty day at Lee Valley."  -- Trevor

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentClaudiu Iorgulescu bt Neryus Paukste (Dec 17) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Greatt game. Neryus is a very strong opponent and the game was very balanced. I was lucky in the end to win in the tie break"  -- Claudiu
Reveal CommentNeryus Paukste bt Faye Nelson (Nov 30) 6-0, 6-7 (3-7), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "What a great match where the first set doesn't represent the intensity of every point played."  -- Neryus
Reveal CommentMarcel Riederer bt Trevor Davies (Nov 28) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the cold wind the sun made the for a good Sunday match. It was close by the end of the second set! "  -- Marcel
Reveal CommentNeryus Paukste bt Trevor Davies (Nov 27) 7-6 (9-7), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Two long hard fought sets played at LV in crazy winter conditions. Near gale force winds, very cold and damp! Neryus mastered the conditions better than me, possibly as he was sensible enough to wear gloves! It was an enjoyable match that could have gone either way, but it took me quite a while to thaw out afterwards! Look forward to playing Neryus again when it’s a bit warmer!"  -- Trevor
Reveal CommentTrevor Davies bt Faye Nelson (Nov 21) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with Faye on a chilly and breezy morning at LV in bright winter sunshine. Wish Faye all the best in the rest of her matches and look forward to playing again soon."  -- Trevor
Claudiu Iorgulescu bt Trevor Davies (Nov 20) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentClaudiu Iorgulescu v Faye Nelson (Nov 15) 6-4, 2-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun playing with Faye. It’s a pity we didn’t have a chance to continue and finish the game."  -- Claudiu
Reveal CommentMarcel Riederer bt Neryus Paukste (Nov 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good game as usual with Neryus. The score doesn't reflect some tight fun points we played, I think my serve was a bit more accurate then normal!"  -- Marcel