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Collapse AllLeicester Singles - Round 32 | Thursday 1 September 2022 to Wednesday 26 October 2022 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 September 2022)

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Adam Bogus 7 6 1 2 15 WWLW
2 Rajesh Mistry 7 6 1 2 15 WWWW
3 Paul Richmond 6 4 2 2 10 LWWW
4 Matthew Blaney 5 3 2 2 8 WLWW
5 Aaron Darby 4 2 2 2 6 WWLL
6 Harun Farah 5 1 4 2 6 WLLL
7 Owain Ford 3 0 3 2 3 LLL
8 Thomas Meakin 5 0 5 2 3 LLLL
9 Chris Glover 2 0 2 0 0 LL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Thomas Meakin (Oct 1) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "What a round im having my first win over a really tricky player. The conditions were very tricky throughout but I maybe used a bit of the wind to my advantage. I hit 90% of the spots I aimed for and hardly put a foot wrong to be fair. Tom is a very decent guy and I’m sure he will dust himself off and spring right back into action. Looking forward to a friendly mate "  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Paul Richmond (Sep 30) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Paul, it was a pleasure meeting and playing with you. The match was closer than the score may suggest. Good luck in you next match."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentHarun Farah bt Owain Ford (Sep 28) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game thanks once again Owain, first set i came out quick with some errors from Owain, second Owain honed in his shots to hold with 1 break, third set I was able to just be consistent enough to finish it off."  -- Harun
Reveal CommentPaul Richmond bt Chris Glover (Sep 25) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was very tight with multiple service breaks, before I managed to hold onto my serve to take it. I tightened up my game in the second set but was helped by several shank winners and a couple of fortunate net cords. It's always enjoyable playing you Chris, and good luck in your next matches. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Richmond bt Harun Farah (Sep 23) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was one of the toughest matches I've ever played. I never felt in control from start to finish as Harun dominated most of the rallies with his shots, and I ended up having to chase down balls and hack them back over the net just to stay in the point. I was a break down in both sets but managed to stay in touch and return enough balls to win the necessary points to see the match out. Thanks for the game Harun. You certainly didn't get the result that you deserved today and I'm definitely looking forward to playing you again."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Owain Ford (Sep 23) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Owain, thanks for hosting this one in Desford. Some good rallies especially in the first set. Good luck in your next match."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentRajesh Mistry bt Owain Ford (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good effort Owain … some good rallies and you got some good forehand winners. Keep going. Thanks for the game and all the best for future games. "  -- Rajesh
Reveal CommentMatthew Blaney bt Thomas Meakin (Sep 22) 5-7, 6-4, [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "Usually I would prefer being on the defensive and using my opponents power, however Tom's game style meant I had to adapt. In the first set I made plenty of errors compliment to Tom's ability to reach almost everything. I was always behind (2-0, 5-3 before bringing it back to 5-5 - Tom managed to squeeze through 7-5). In the second set it started in a similar pattern, however I changed my ways to come from 3-1 down to win 6-4. We decided that due to the weather (constant rain to play a Championship Tiebreaker). Tom had the better of the breaker and found himself in a promising position of 9-7 ahead. I managed to save 3 match points to win 12-10 in an absolute thriller. Well played Tom and good look with the rest of your matches."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentRajesh Mistry bt Thomas Meakin (Sep 21) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thomas you are a real fighter on the court and you get everything back that I throw at you ! Great play mate! I'm exhausted!! Good luck for future matches!"  -- Rajesh
Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Adam Bogus (Sep 20) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "So I finally get my second win against Adam who is such a consistent player. I did this for the league as everyone says to me just beat Adam for me well I’ve done it guys. I actually feel I played really well in all my matches but seem to switch off at the pivotal points. I did that in the first set and thought after that it was going to be a straight forward win for Adam. Second set Adam made a few more errors and I managed to remain calm. The decider I started well and went 2-0 up but then Adam won the next 3 games then I won the following 3 games. Adam held serve to ask the question can I serve it out? Well it started poor 0-30 I thought I’ve lost it again but managed to get to match point and clinch it on my second match point 👍"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentRajesh Mistry bt Matthew Blaney (Sep 19) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitively fought match - Good effort Matt and thanks for booking at your club! Good luck in future matches! "  -- Rajesh
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Chris Glover (Sep 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Chris, welcome to Group 1. It was nice to meet. Good luck in you coming matches. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentRajesh Mistry bt Harun Farah (Sep 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "some great rallies and good consistency from both players- great effort Harun ! Good luck in your future matches!! "  -- Rajesh
Reveal CommentPaul Richmond bt Thomas Meakin (Sep 17) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another long match on the clay with many 20+ shot rallies. Just edged the first set after being 0-2 down, and then went an early break up in the second and managed to hold on. There wasn't really much between us and I really enjoyed the battle. Thanks Tom and look forward to playing you again."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentRajesh Mistry bt Aaron Darby (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another great game with Aaron. Always enjoy playing with you Aaron - good humor and banter ! Cheers for the game mate ! Good luck for next games ! "  -- Rajesh
Reveal CommentMatthew Blaney bt Harun Farah (Sep 14) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match today Harun and also thanks for hosting. The first set was all one way traffic and well done to Harun for saving multiple break points to hold a couple of games. The second set started off in a similar fashion, however Harun found some more consistency to bring the game back from being a break down. He went into a 5-3 lead. I pulled this back to 5-5 before Harun won the set 7-5. The third set was similar to the first, however both of us were tiring. I managed to take this one 6-2. Look forward to playing you again. Thanks, Matt "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Blaney bt Aaron Darby (Sep 13) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good match as always Aaron. First set I flew into a 4-1 lead. Aaron came back to 4-3 on serve. I broke again before holding out to win S1 6-3. The second was different, Aaron grew into the match and took a 5-2 lead. I managed to hold my serve for 5-3 to ask the question and played what was probably my best game of the match to break back. Second set score 7-5. Look forward to our next match."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentPaul Richmond bt Matthew Blaney (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match that was closer than the score suggests. There were a couple of very long key games in both sets that I managed to win, which made a difference. The second set was tight at 3-3 with multiple breaks, until I managed to hold onto a couple of service games to secure the win. Thanks for the game and good luck in your next match Matt."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Thomas Meakin (Sep 11) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tom, nice to see you again. Thanks for hosting the match. Some good rallies, good luck in your next one. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Harun Farah (Sep 9) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Harun, thanks for hosting the match. Very close one. Good luck in your next game. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Rajesh Mistry (Sep 3) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Raj, Thanks for a very nice match. Some good, long rallies. Good luck in your next match. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentRajesh Mistry bt Paul Richmond (Sep 2) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed playing with Paul. Sociable and Friendly. Very close match and rallies which the final scores don't reflect. Good luck with the rest of your matches Paul!! Cheers , Raj "  -- Rajesh

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Simon May 6 5 1 2 13 LWWW
2 Darryl Clarke 7 5 2 2 12 WWWL
3 Jay Ganatra 6 4 2 2 11 WWLL
4 Lin Chen 6 3 3 2 11 WLLW
5 Stephen Smith 4 4 0 2 10 WWWW
6 Edward Morgan 6 2 4 2 9 LWLW
7 Vinay Vaghela 4 1 3 2 5 LLLW
8 Shuaib Variava 5 1 4 2 4 LLWL
9 Daniel Anton Radoi 6 0 6 2 3 LLLL

Match Results:

Darryl Clarke bt Daniel Anton Radoi (Oct 2) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentJay Ganatra bt Shuaib Variava (Oct 2) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice weather conditions on hardcourt with both players putting maximum effort into their matches. Shuaib had some great connecting serves and my backhand was fairly good today. Great match. "  -- Jay
Reveal CommentLin Chen bt Edward Morgan (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-7 (10-12), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This round has been the most competitive I have played in, every match has been tough and this was another 3 hr, 3 set battle. It was much closer than the score suggests, most of the games went to deuce. Ed has fantastic defensive skill and movement, it was so difficult to hit a winner as he just seemed to get everything back! Our contrasting style definitely made for an interesting match. Look forward to playing again soon. "  -- Lin
Reveal CommentEdward Morgan bt Daniel Anton Radoi (Sep 27) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Daniel! You are literally like playing a brick wall and I feel quite fortunate to have scraped a 2-0 victory having been deservedly down 0-3 in both sets. There were a couple of games that lasted what seemed like forever, doing deuce, advantage, deuce for eternity. Your fitness level was top notch and you have good confidence in at the net, two attributes I would gladly borrow from you. Well played and I am sure the wins will start to come your way soon. I was very lucky tonight. See you soon for a friendly 👍"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentDarryl Clarke bt Lin Chen (Sep 26) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great long match with lin late at night down at Loughborough the match went back and forth from being epic rallies with winners to mistakes from both but some long rallies with some nice finishes. Think my serve edged me the win today but it could of gone either way good luck for the rest of your matches mate "  -- Darryl
Reveal CommentStephen Smith bt Shuaib Variava (Sep 25) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Turns out Shuaib have played before, I'd forgotten. But it wasn't long before his style of play came flooding back to me. He has quite an aggressive style of play, going for the winner alot of the time. My style is somewhat less expansive, perhaps best described as dogged. The first set saw these contrasting styles go toe to toe, & the tie break was inevitable.....somehow I just edged it. Following a court move, the 2nd set went a little more the way of the 'dogged' style. But perhaps because Shuaib had another match straight after that he was conserving energy for..? Tough 2 hour+ match."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentJay Ganatra bt Simon May (Sep 25) 2-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Simon on a beautiful day. Some amazing rallies and I don't know how Simon managed to get to some of those points! Some real athleticism there! The electrolytes helped me out quite a bit and some amazing tennis. Really enjoyed it!! "  -- Jay
Reveal CommentDarryl Clarke bt Vinay Vaghela (Sep 24) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "It was our second match against each other and it’s always fast flowing tennis with not much breaks which is the best way. the first set I came out firing lots of angles and my serves were on fire as Vinay said. The second set I thought Vinay had it as he hit lots of winners and great shots but I fought back to win on the tiebreak. Always nice to play with you mate played in good spirits and both players going for shots good luck in your future matches mate look forward to playing against you soon."  -- Darryl
Reveal CommentSimon May bt Edward Morgan (Sep 21) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a cracking march against Ed at Oadby which ebbed and flowed throughout with each of us having the momentum at times. I got ahead early in the first set as everything seemed to go well for me. The second set started in a similar way but then Ed managed to gain the momentum as he just wasn't making any mistakes. In the third set I went 3-0 up before Ed mounted a superb comeback to go 4-3 up. From there I dug I deep and managed to turn the match back in my favour and win overall. A really enjoyable match thanks Ed"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentShuaib Variava bt Daniel Anton Radoi (Sep 20) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game against Daniel on the clay at Carisbrooke. The result was a lot closer than when we played in the last round. The clay courts really suit Daniel 's style of play which was evident in how close the score was. Daniel gets everything back no matter which part of the court you put the ball in and even more so on clay. I was expecting lots of long rallies against Daniel and I got even more than I bargained for, a few of which were 20 shots or more! Really enjoyed the game and glad to get some points on the board. Daniel is a top guy and has great sportsmanship. Look forward to playing again soon. Good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Shuaib
Reveal CommentSimon May bt Darryl Clarke (Sep 18) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for hosting Darryl. We had many tight games, including one with about 20 deuces. We are both always very closely matched when we play and today was no different. Darryl is always friendly and competitive on the court. See you again soon."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon May bt Lin Chen (Sep 17) 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Another fantastic match between us. The first two sets were far closer than the scores suggest as we were pretty equal throughout. In the deciding set we both arguably played our best tennis, despite being very tired. I broke to go go 5-3 up but Chen then threw everything at the next two games. I managed to win a very close tie break and 2 points is about all that could seperate us today. Looking forward to playing again. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentEdward Morgan bt Jay Ganatra (Sep 17) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We had a long and tiring match today. Jay played the better Tennis throughout and he was really unluck not go win the first set. He stormed to a 5-2 lead, but I managed to claw it back and got the set after a nervy few last points. Jay then took the second easily, and deservedly so. The third, we were neck and neck all the way through to 4-4, but after lots of tiring points, I managed to get the win, 6-4, to take the 3rd and final set. Jay was encouraging throughout, which was really good of him (cheers buddy). Good luck with the rest of your matches and hopefully we can have a friendly match soon 👍"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentSimon May bt Shuaib Variava (Sep 14) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with Shuaib. In the first set most games were broken, despite the fact we were both serving pretty well. At 4-4 I managed to edge the next 2 games to take the first set. We were both holding serve a lot better in the second set. I got an early break and managed to hold on until the end. Shuaib fought really well, including coming back from 3 match points down at 5-3 to make me serve it out. Looking forward to playing again soon."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentDarryl Clarke bt Edward Morgan (Sep 14) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Darryl played a near perfect first set and hardly put a foot wrong. His serves were on fire, his forehand winners were unretrievable and as he said himself, he had really good rhythm. Second set, I had to do something different to stand a chance. I tried to be committed to everything and focused on my strengths. It worked.. I got to 5-0 up and had 5 or 6 set points. The only issue was, Darryl wasn't playing badly, nor was he losing his cool. He saved all the set points and got the game. Then the next, and the next etc. When he went 6-5 up, I was pretty much gone. I tried to reset, but he just wasn't giving anything away. He held his nerve and served the set out for a 2-0 win. Hats off to you Darryl, you schooled me today. Respect!"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentStephen Smith bt Edward Morgan (Sep 13) 6-2, 3-6, [13-11]

Player Comments:

  • "Blimey spiders.....long tough match. Ed gets absolutely everything back, and I mean everything. Not the most technically gifted player (but then again...nor am I) but what he does is very effective, rarely going long, wide or into the net. Every point was hard earned. After sharing a set each, the Tie-Break could have gone either way....somehow I edged it. "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentLin Chen bt Shuaib Variava (Sep 12) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another tough match against Shuaib. It was extremely close in the first set, we were neck to neck through out as we constantly broke each other's serves, I held my serve at the crucial moment to make it 6-5 then Shuaib had a nightmare service game and hit four double faults in a row! I started the second set better and quickly raced to a 4-1 lead, Shuaib then fought back strongly but I managed to hold on and grind out the win. Look forward to a friendly soon. "  -- Lin
Reveal CommentDarryl Clarke bt Jay Ganatra (Sep 11) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very lively tennis with Darryl! Both of us were darting around for the point and trying to get good follow through. Great match!"  -- Jay
Reveal CommentStephen Smith bt Vinay Vaghela (Sep 10) 5-7, 6-1, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match up - could have gone either way."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentLin Chen bt Daniel Anton Radoi (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good to play Daniel again, he's a friendly guy and has good sportsmanship. We had plenty of long rallies and close games. Good luck with your remaining games mate. "  -- Lin
Reveal CommentSimon May bt Daniel Anton Radoi (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was my second match against Daniel so I was expecting a tough battle. The first set went in my favour, mainly thanks to me getting forward and volleying to win the point. The second match saw much longer rallies which suited Daniel as he just doesn't make many mistakes. Thanks again and I look forward to another match soon."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentJay Ganatra bt Vinay Vaghela (Sep 4) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Vinay is a great chap with lots of ambition. We played in the fear of rain, but fortunately it was all ok and an intense match ensued with incredible resilience from a both sides. Great match. "  -- Jay
Reveal CommentStephen Smith bt Darryl Clarke (Sep 3) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This is the 3rd time Darryl & I have played, and each time it is a tight match up - he is a tough player. The first set proved crucial for me, as I just managed to pip it. And even though Darryl went 3-1 up in the 2nd set, somehow I managed to hang onto his coat tails and edge it out for the win. Played in good spirit. Who knows, he may get his own back when Villa visit the King Power this Sat 10th...!? UTV."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentJay Ganatra bt Lin Chen (Sep 3) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We organised the match on the same day during casual conversation. Lin had a cancelled match and therefore we were both free that evening and so we played, but little did either of us realise what a mammoth battle this would be. We were both so evenly matched that the score could easily have gone either way. The hardest most exhausting match either of us have had in our lifetime. Each point was like a fnal of a grand slam! It took 4.5 hrs of almost continuous play with mininal breaks to reach a conclusion! We were both bathed in sweat at the end and our legs so sore that it took a week to walk properly again, but it was so worth it. Simply Amazing!!"  -- Jay
  • "Epic match that ended at 11.30pm, well played Jay!" -- Lin
Reveal CommentVinay Vaghela bt Daniel Anton Radoi (Sep 2) 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic game with Daniel! Very close and came to the wire. A lot of long rallies and deuces! Well played Dan!"  -- Vinay

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Paul Morris 4 4 0 2 10 WWWW
2 Christopher Moute 5 4 1 2 10 WWWW
3 William Renner 4 3 1 2 9 WLWW
4 Tim Ettrick 6 3 3 2 9 LWWW
5 Matthew Kelly 4 3 1 2 8 WWWL
6 Mayur Vadher 5 1 4 2 5 LLWL
7 Michal Nerc 4 0 4 2 2 LLLL
8 Jo Sohn-Rethel 4 0 4 2 2 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatthew Kelly bt Tim Ettrick (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with lots of play at the net from both. Some good rallies and gets. Look forward to the next one! "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentPaul Morris bt Jo Sohn-Rethel (Oct 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Jo and get the match played at a very bright Victoria park. I think bringing my hat and sunglasses gave me the crucial advantage as it was impossible to see from the demontfort hall end. I was a bit more consistent and got the win. Although Jo was up in the friendly 3rd set. Good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentTim Ettrick bt Michal Nerc (Sep 29) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The first set Michael was getting into his swing, but I was able to capitalise on his slow start and get some early breaks, eventually winning it 6-1. The second was more competive as we both held serve in the first four games (2-2), but then I got a crucial hold and break of serve to lead 4-2. Michael came back well, breaking back and the holding serve to make it 4-4. After more tough games we were 5-5. Finally I held serve to have a 6-5 advantage and the chance to serve for the set. In that closing game I had a 40-30 lead and match point. This went in my favour , leading to a 7-5 set win. Well played Michael and good luck with the other matches."  -- Tim
Matthew Kelly bt Mayur Vadher (Sep 28) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentTim Ettrick bt Jo Sohn-Rethel (Sep 26) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Jo got off to a good start breaking me and holding serve. then he was 0-40 up in the third game. This seemed a crucial game as I came back to deuce and eventually won it to make the score 1-2. Finally I broke back and it was quite even till I got a second break and eventually won the set 6-4. The second set also had some crucial games , similar to that third game, yet I managed a couple of breaks to get 4-0 up, Jo came back strongly to make it 4-3 and if the momentum hadn't swung back in the the next game, Jo may have gone on to win that set. Crucially I broke Jo to give myself a chance to serve for the match. The last game went to several deuces, but eventually led to me winning 6-3. Well played Jo. Good luck with the rest of the games."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentWilliam Renner bt Michal Nerc (Sep 22) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to play Michal again. Your focus on technique will pay dividends, and I know I won’t get away so lightly next time."  -- William
Matthew Kelly bt William Renner (Sep 21) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (10-8)
Reveal CommentPaul Morris bt Michal Nerc (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Glad to get a win over a good player like Michal. Noticed lots of improvements to his game since the last time we played and the match was played in good spirits with some nice shots hit. Good luck in the rest of your games."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentTim Ettrick bt Mayur Vadher (Sep 20) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in good conditions. In set one Mayur played to his strengths of playing some strong top spins and although I was a break up at one point, quickly that was reversed and Mayur approached the last game needing to break me, which he did succesfully. The second set had a moment when I changed from defensive tactics to attacking ones and I got a decisive break of serve, finally winning the set by holding my serve. The third set was a tighter set than it looked and began with us at 1-1 and looking like another 50 minute set, but with both of us tiring after more than two hours of tennis I managed to get a succession of breaks to give me a 5-1 lead. The final game was topsy turvey but ended with me taking the match. Well played Mayur."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentWilliam Renner bt Tim Ettrick (Sep 18) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Tim, the score doesn’t accurately represent the match. Every game was tightly fought, and the result could have gone either way."  -- William
Reveal CommentMayur Vadher bt Jo Sohn-Rethel (Sep 18) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played at Victoria Park on a Sunday morning with decent playing conditions. In other words there wasn’t any rain for the duration of proceedings. I chose to serve first after my opponent guessed wrong for the coin toss. This was a return match from a previous round where I was defeated in three fun sets. This time around I got my loss back and to do it in straight sets was a great feeling. With victory I broke a two-match losing streak. The match was around two hours so it was not an easy ask to get over the finish line but I am very grateful to get the win. Jo had a good showing especially in set 1 when he was 6-5 ahead and serving for the set but I tried my best and it worked out well for me. Good luck Jo for future matches!"  -- Mayur
Reveal CommentChristopher Moute bt Michal Nerc (Sep 16) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to see Michael again as it's been a while since we last played. We played on clay and I've decided that I absolutely hate the surface! But liking Michael's club at Leicester Tennis and Squash - wish I could afford it though :) Anyway, thanks for the game Michael and all the best. See you soon."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentWilliam Renner bt Mayur Vadher (Sep 15) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good fun, and a pleasure to meet Mayur, I was serving well, but they were all coming back. Very difficult to get anything past Mayur, but glad to have got over the line."  -- William
Reveal CommentPaul Morris bt Matthew Kelly (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Matt and have a fun match down at Oadby, I was fortunate to get Matt in his first tennis league match as he's definitely going to improve quickly. Coming from squash hes got that great ability to put the ball anywhere on the court. My serve went well this evening and got a couple of crucial breaks to take the match. Good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentChristopher Moute bt Jo Sohn-Rethel (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Jo. Always a pleasure meeting with you. All the best for the other games. See you soon."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Moute bt Mayur Vadher (Sep 6) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "15 - 15 -- Christopher"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Moute bt Tim Ettrick (Sep 2) 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I'm happy to collect maximum points against a tough and smart opponent. I played pretty decently in the 1st, but Tim fought so effectively to win it. Playing with the same style of play I may've lost the match. So I tried a different style and am glad it worked. Lovely to hit with you today Tim, I look forward to our next game. All the best."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentPaul Morris bt Christopher Moute (Sep 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match vs Chris over at Oadby. We've had a knock socially before and I knew i needed to be at my best. Fortunately I was in good form tonight and despite some fantastic touch shots and forehands by Chris managed to take the match. Look forward to playing again and seeing what racket you end up with!"  -- Paul

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Darren Bird 5 4 1 2 11 WWLW
2 Mark Parry-Shovlin 3 3 0 2 8 WWW
3 Sanoj Lutchman 3 2 1 2 7 WLW
4 Rishi Jobanputra 5 2 3 2 7 LWLW
5 Ammaar Dana 2 2 0 0 4 WW
6 Tharmananthar Shankaradhas 5 0 5 2 2 LLLL
7 Alin Lohan 2 0 2 0 1 LL
8 James Cooper 1 0 1 0 0 L

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAmmaar Dana bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Oct 1) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game! Scores don't show how close many of the games were"  -- Ammaar
Reveal CommentDarren Bird bt Rishi Jobanputra (Sep 29) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well, after Rishi stormed to a first set win, I didn't expect to win the match! I couldn't handle the spin on Rishi's shots at first, so I adapted my game, relaxed into it, and somehow came away with the victory! Great match Rishi. I look forward to playing again."  -- Darren
Reveal CommentSanoj Lutchman bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Sep 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game. It was lovely to play with you Shankar. I wish you all the best in your future games. "  -- Sanoj
Reveal CommentDarren Bird bt James Cooper (Sep 22) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another very tight match against James. I just think I made fewer mistakes on the day. Good luck for the rest of the round."  -- Darren
Reveal CommentRishi Jobanputra bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Sep 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure meeting you shankar. Although I played well today you were a little unlucky in some games. All the best for your upcoming matches. Look forward to playing a friendly with you soon. "  -- Rishi
Reveal CommentMark Parry-Shovlin bt Darren Bird (Sep 16) 0-6, 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I was excited to play at Enderby, my old childhood club. Wasn’t quite so happy after the first set though. Darren was playing great and I was just too inconsistent. Managed to reset and take a close second set. Served much better in the third which made the difference. Really enjoyable match and great to meet Darren"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Parry-Shovlin bt Rishi Jobanputra (Sep 11) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match and some great rallies. Bit of a struggle on serve for both of us today! Was lucky to take the first set. Some great forehand winners from Rishi. Nice to meet you and good luck for the rest of your matches."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentRishi Jobanputra bt Alin Lohan (Sep 10) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Wow what a great match! Alin is a very fast opponent with quick feet and a great return. Alin started great and played very solid, he took the set 6-2. In the second set the games were very even and a lot of close deuce games. I managed to just sneak the set 6-4. The third set was extremely close and could have gone either way in the tiebreak. Somehow I just managed to squeeze through in the end and take the third set. It was lovely meeting you Alin and hopefully we can have another game again soon. Good luck for your future matches! - Rishi -"  -- Rishi
Reveal CommentMark Parry-Shovlin bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Sep 10) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Close competitive match with some very tight deuce games. Shankar got off to a great start but I managed to come back from 4-1 down. 4-4 game was pivotal, each of us holding advantage. Second set was closer then the score looks. Court was still a bit slippy and I managed to win one point after falling over (though I think Shankar went easy on me). Very friendly, thanks for a great game. Good luck for the rest of your matches. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentDarren Bird bt Alin Lohan (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Alin. When you get back in the groove, you will be a very dangerous opponent!"  -- Darren
Reveal CommentAmmaar Dana bt Sanoj Lutchman (Sep 4) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Sanoj has got a great serve and excellent topspin forehand! Greatly enjoyable game and definitely one to watch in the league! A lot tighter than the score suggests!"  -- Ammaar
Sanoj Lutchman bt Rishi Jobanputra (Sep 2) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentDarren Bird bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Sep 2) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive, enjoyable match, with plenty of deuce games. Thanks Shankar - you made me work for this one!"  -- Darren

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Leicester.

Scoring Information:

You earn one point for every set you win. Players who play three or more matches by the mid-point of the Round receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 

Players' names, 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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