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Collapse AllLeicester Singles - Round 29 | Thursday 3 February 2022 to Wednesday 30 March 2022 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 March 2022)

Thanks for competing in the first LTL Round of 2022! We hope you enjoyed your matches and have met some new tennis pals. The weather is starting to change, the sun is coming out and we’re ready for more tennis this Spring. Don’t miss the deadline for your next Round and check out our new Local Padel Leagues if you’d like to give a new sport a go!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Sam Southall 5 5 0 2 12 WWWW
2 Matthew Blaney 4 3 1 2 9 WWLW
3 Adam Bogus 5 3 2 2 9 WWLW
4 Edward Morgan 5 2 3 2 6 LWLW
5 Richard Osborn 4 1 3 2 4 LWLL
6 Harun ibrahim Farah 5 0 5 2 3 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Harun ibrahim Farah (Mar 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Harun, thanks for hosting the match. Some good rallies. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentMatthew Blaney bt Edward Morgan (Mar 9) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great game today Ed, competitive from the start to the finish. Ed started both sets strongly. Set 1 he went 2-0 ahead, however from there I won the set quite comfortably 6-3. Ed again started the 2nd set strongly 2-0 and was also able to keep this going to claim a 5-1 lead serving for the set. I had to find some more consistent play to fend off multiple set points on my way to a 7-5 second set victory. Look forward to playing again soon and thanks for hosting."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Richard Osborn (Mar 6) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Adam - very steady today and I wasn't at my best but still we had some decent rallies. Disappointing that we had the boy-racers again in the Stoney Stanton car park which was a bit distracting, but Adam was the worthy winner today."  -- Richard
  • "Richard, thanks for the game. Hopefully we can play again soon. Good luck with your next match." -- Adam
Reveal CommentEdward Morgan bt Harun ibrahim Farah (Mar 4) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really tiring match for us both. Harun started the match with real purpose and was 4-0 up in the first in a blink of the eye. In fact, he took the first set fairly comfortably and deservedly so. Second set, I managed to take a 3-0 lead, but then Harun kept getting back into it, but I managed to hold the lead and eventually saw it out. However, we had one game that lasted well over 20 minutes when I was at 5-3 serving for the set, but Harun wouldn't give in and he eventually got that game to get back to 4-5, but then I managed to break him back to win 6-4. The 3rd set was again topsy turvy, but at 5-5, after yet another marathon game, I managed to edge ahead and hold out for 7-5. Thank you for hosting and well played!"  -- Edward

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMatthew Blaney bt Adam Bogus (Mar 2) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Adam, lots of long rallies. I thought I was down and out at one point after losing the 2nd 6-1 and being 4-2 in the 3rd. However I grafted and came back to 5-5 where you seemed to get a slight injury - although managing to take me to a TB. Made harder with heavy tennis balls. Good luck on your other matches."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Edward Morgan (Mar 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Ed, thanks for very enjoyable match. Some quality shots from you in the second set and good consistency. Hope to play a friendly soon at your club next time. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentRichard Osborn bt Harun ibrahim Farah (Feb 27) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the match with Farun today, although a bit windy and distracted by the boy-racers in the car park. Good that we both opened our shoulders and hit some decent shots - a few unforced errors from both of us but some good rallies and look forward to us playing again."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentSam Southall bt Matthew Blaney (Feb 23) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good match which was made very frustrating for me by wise and precise decision making from Matthew. I felt fairly comfortable in the first set having broken Matthew a couple of times and never became level on games. I then went on to lead 4-1 in the second set and became very defensive and ‘chilled out’. Matthew dug deep and took advantage of my lazy attitude with some hard graft winning the second set 7-5. The third set was again, very frustrating for me as I kept teasing the breaks by being 15-40 up and then losing it. I eventually got the break on Matthew’s final service game and managed to serve well in the last game to take the victory. This was a crucial fixture which I saw as ‘the final’. Thanks for hosting Matthew."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentEdward Morgan bt Richard Osborn (Feb 22) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Richard and I had a good battle today, with both sets being very close and both trying our best, although rarely finding top gear. Richard took an early lead in the first playing some nice shots in the process, but I managed to hang in there and got back to 4-4, managing to then go on to take the first set 6-4. I then took a 3-0 lead in the second, only to be clawed back by Richard. But at 5-5, Richard suffered a slight calf strain, which although he battled through, I think it's fair to say it hampered his game and I managed to scrape it 7-5, although the last game took ages as we both threw away opportunities to see it out. Thanks for the hospitality Richard and hope to play again soon. Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentSam Southall bt Richard Osborn (Feb 21) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable first LTL match - well played Sam - felt closer than the score suggested with some great points."  -- Richard
  • "Thanks to Richard for hosting and providing the balls. I felt very comfortable with my strokes in this match and didn’t really let up until the final few games. Richard definitely deserved the games he won though and probably should have won a few more with some of the games being 40-15 in his favour. I look forward to another fixture some point soon." -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Southall bt Adam Bogus (Feb 10) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great tennis match. Some lovely drop shots from Adam. Difficult conditions with the bright sun and the wind but lots of fun never the less."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Southall bt Edward Morgan (Feb 8) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice chap. Some really good points and good placement from Edward once he got going in the second set. "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Southall bt Harun ibrahim Farah (Feb 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very good tennis player. Got some really nice strokes in his locker. First 3 or 4 service games of mine could have gone either way. Score doesn't reflect the battle. Thanks Harun for the court/lights/balls. Look forward to playing you again."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentMatthew Blaney bt Harun ibrahim Farah (Feb 4) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you Harun! Also a very good match which was high intensity from the start. 6-1 in the S1 is slightly harsh reflection as there was a lot of deuces. You nearly took it to three sets but I dug deep to recover from a 5-1 S2 deficit to win the match 6-1 7-5. Look forward to playing again in the near future and good luck in the remainder of your matches."  -- Matthew

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Thomas Meakin 5 5 0 0 10 WWWW
2 Simon May 5 4 1 2 10 LWWW
3 Lin Chen 4 2 2 0 4 LWWL
4 Darryl Clarke 3 1 2 0 3 WLL
5 Azhar Hasham 4 1 3 0 2 LLLW
6 Daniel Anton Radoi 5 0 5 0 1 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Simon May (Mar 27) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tom got ahead early in the first set and I got going a bit too late. Tom went 2-0 up in the second set before I managed to get into the match and push it close. In the end Tom had too much quality today, well played."  -- Simon
Darryl Clarke bt Daniel Anton Radoi (Mar 24) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentSimon May bt Lin Chen (Mar 20) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another great battle between us. The momentum swung between us in the first set and every game was tight. It was very similar in the second set but I managed to get ahead and edge a few very tight games. Always a pleasure against Chen and I look forward to our next match."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Azhar Hasham (Mar 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure to play Azhar today in the Spring Sunshine. We had plenty of decent cross court rallies just my experience giving me the edge today! "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentLin Chen bt Azhar Hasham (Mar 13) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very difficult playing condition today with the blustery winds! The amount of balls I hit long were off the chart. Would definitely like to play Azhar again as he is clearly a very good player with big forehand."  -- Lin
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Darryl Clarke (Mar 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Darryl today with plenty of decent rallies just my consistency giving me the edge today"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentLin Chen bt Daniel Anton Radoi (Mar 6) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match against Daniel, he is very consistent and was unfortunate not to get any point as he was 5-2 up in the 2nd set. Look forward to a rematch soon."  -- Lin
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Daniel Anton Radoi (Mar 6) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good contest Daniel! I just had the overall edge today."  -- Thomas

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSimon May bt Darryl Clarke (Feb 20) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a marathon battle with many long rallies and deuce games. Darryl is a great competitor and was unlucky today. Thanks for the match."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Lin Chen (Feb 19) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Lin again after a couple of years now. We had a good contest with my consistency just giving me the edge today. Good luck in your remaining games."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentSimon May bt Azhar Hasham (Feb 19) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a close match and the score doesn't do it justice. We had lots of long points with most games going to deuce. There were a few really long and tiring deuce points and today they fell in my favour. Nice to meet you Azhar and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentAzhar Hasham bt Daniel Anton Radoi (Feb 14) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to play Daniel in a three set thriller. He's a very consistent player who would return almost anything I threw at him. We had some very long rallies and definitely made me work hard for every point. It was quite a close match and could have gone either way but I wish him all the best in his upcoming matches." -- Azhar
Reveal CommentSimon May bt Daniel Anton Radoi (Feb 13) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really close match with lots of very long rallies. Daniel makes very few mistakes and seems to get to everything! Daniel got ahead in the first set before I pulled it back. I then went 3-0 up in the second set but Daniel kept fighting and got it back to 5-4. Thanks for an enjoyable match, I look forward to playing again. "  -- Simon

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Mircea Iacob Bulzan 5 5 0 2 12 WWWW
2 Michal Nerc 6 4 2 2 11 LWLW
3 Shuaib Variava 5 3 2 2 10 WLWW
4 Tim Ettrick 6 3 3 2 10 LWWW
5 Akhil Yerram 6 2 4 2 7 WLWL
6 Mark Parry-Shovlin 6 3 3 0 6 WWLL
7 Dmitry Mishin 6 0 6 0 0 LLLL

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMark Parry-Shovlin bt Michal Nerc (Mar 26) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Sunny and warm morning at Victoria Park. A real contrast to our last match! Good match and very close!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentShuaib Variava bt Tim Ettrick (Mar 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match as always with Tim. The weather this evening was perfect for it."  -- Shuaib
Reveal CommentAkhil Yerram bt Dmitry Mishin (Mar 20) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Dmitry. Enjoyed our match. Looking forward to play frendlies"  -- Akhil
Reveal CommentMark Parry-Shovlin bt Shuaib Variava (Mar 13) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match. Close games and good rallies. Felt like I was hitting the ball better today but Shuaib was putting me under pressure with some great shots. Great to meet Shuaib and look forward to playing again."  -- Mark
Mircea Iacob Bulzan bt Akhil Yerram (Mar 13) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentAkhil Yerram bt Mark Parry-Shovlin (Mar 12) 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed it despite being windy"  -- Akhil
Reveal CommentShuaib Variava bt Dmitry Mishin (Mar 9) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very well played Dmitry in what was a very close and enjoyable match. It was a stark contrast to our first match in the league several months ago. Your game has improved immensely since we last met. The first set could have gone either way with every game going to the wire. I had to work extremely hard to earn every point and was relieved to get this set over line. This probably helped me in the second set where I could play a bit more freely. It was a pleasure to meet you and play again. Look forward to our next game."  -- Shuaib
Mircea Iacob Bulzan bt Mark Parry-Shovlin (Mar 6) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentTim Ettrick bt Dmitry Mishin (Mar 5) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We had good fun on a slightly windy but generally good day for tennis. Well played Dmitri. Good luck with your other matches"  -- Tim
Mircea Iacob Bulzan bt Dmitry Mishin (Mar 4) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentShuaib Variava bt Akhil Yerram (Mar 2) 6-7 (2-7), 7-5, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Great competitive match which could have easily gone Akhil's way. After a very close first set Akhil was in a favourable very position to secure the match but somehow I managed to get all parts of my game together especially with my serve which had at times been letting me down in the match. Akhil was playing superb tennis throughout with great serves, top sin and back hand winners. His Federer like backhand strokes are a joy to watch and left me in admiration. Very well played Akhil. Look forward to a friendly soon."  -- Shuaib
Michal Nerc bt Dmitry Mishin (Feb 27) 6-3, 7-5
Mircea Iacob Bulzan bt Michal Nerc (Feb 26) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentTim Ettrick bt Akhil Yerram (Feb 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The match was nothing like the score suggests. I felt it was a match of swinging confidences. Akhil set up a 3-0 lead but then seemed to doubt he could complete his clear advantage over me in both serve and ralleys. Seeing that I could win a game at 1-3, meant I could start to play more my style of tennis and I finally levelled it 3-3. From then on it was a very battling set of games, all close, with long ralleys, eventually leading to 5-3 lead and a epic game where I was serving for the first set. It went to at least 5 deuces and 3 set points, before I held on to win 6-3. If that game had gone the other way, the rest of the match may have been completely different as I'm sure Akhil's confidence would have returned. Well played Akhil !"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentMark Parry-Shovlin bt Dmitry Mishin (Feb 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Dmitry. A noisy Friday night at Victoria Park! Enjoyed the match and had some good rallies with a few very long deuce games! Good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Mark
Shuaib Variava v Mircea Iacob Bulzan (Feb 20) 6-3, 5-5 TBC
Reveal CommentTim Ettrick bt Mark Parry-Shovlin (Feb 15) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "I took the early break in the first set to go 4-2 up. I then managed to hold serve and get a second break to win 6-2. The 2nd set seemed to pivot on the 2nd game. I had lost my serve to go 0-1 down and Mark had the chance to get a psychological lead by holding serve. It was an epic game of 6 or more deuces, with Mark getting numerous advantage points to go up by 2 games. However, somehow I held on and with a break point opportunity, levelled it 1-1. It it had gone to 0-2 the set may have turned out differently. There were still twists and turns, with me being 3-1 up and Mark bringing it back to 3-3. Then at 5-4 up I had match point, but Mark levelled it at 5-5. Finally I held serve and broke Mark's to win 7-5. Great match.Well played Mark"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentMichal Nerc bt Tim Ettrick (Feb 14) 6-4, 5-7, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Good game. There were a lot of close points. Well done, Tim. "  -- Michal
Reveal CommentMichal Nerc bt Akhil Yerram (Feb 8) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Akhil. 🎾"  -- Michal
Mircea Iacob Bulzan bt Tim Ettrick (Feb 5) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentMichal Nerc bt Shuaib Variava (Feb 3) 1-6, 6-3, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Great mach 👍Well played Shuaib."  -- Michal

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Christopher Moute 5 5 0 2 12 WWWW
2 Mayur Vadher 5 4 1 2 10 WWWW
3 Mihai-Iulian Timofte 5 3 2 2 9 WLWL
4 Darren Bird 5 2 3 2 7 LWLL
5 Tharmananthar Shankaradhas 5 1 4 2 4 WLLL
6 Tinashe Masara 5 0 5 0 0 LLLL

Match Results:

Mihai-Iulian Timofte bt Tinashe Masara (Mar 27) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentTharmananthar Shankaradhas bt Tinashe Masara (Mar 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some long rallies."  -- Tharmananthar
Reveal CommentChristopher Moute bt Darren Bird (Mar 6) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Darren. A very competative game which i thought I lost a number of times. Darren played good smart shots that at times were very difficult to play against. All the best for future games I know you'll do very well."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentDarren Bird bt Tinashe Masara (Mar 3) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very enjoyable match with some close games. Tinashe never stopped running and we had some exciting rallies. Cheers Tinashe."  -- Darren
Reveal CommentChristopher Moute bt Tinashe Masara (Feb 27) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Tinashe for the first time - lovely guy. Tinashe played some good consistent tennis in the last half of the second set, revealing some great potential. Small adjustments and Tinashe I can see you'll be tough to beat. All the best with remaining matches."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Moute bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Feb 27) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to see you again TS, definite improvements since our last game. You were tough to beat in the second set with your consistency and varience of shots - I found it difficult to play against your game today. Well done and see you soon."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentMayur Vadher bt Darren Bird (Feb 27) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played on a warm Sunday afternoon at Enderby Tennis Club. Darren invited me to Enderby and it was nice of him to do so. It was bright weather for tennis outdoors because there was a cool breeze and the sun was out. There was maybe a couple of moments where the wind affected play. I enjoyed playing on the green astroturf surface. The playing conditions and atmosphere were excellent today. Darren played well to get himself on the scoreboard in both sets despite my efforts to shut him down. I thought I served well and I don’t think I made that many mistakes. I tried to remain consistent in my play throughout the game. I’m happy I got the win. If I’m being critical, my backhand needs improving. Good luck Darren for future matches!"  -- Mayur
Reveal CommentChristopher Moute bt Mihai-Iulian Timofte (Feb 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of good rallies and smart play from Mihai had me on the run many times. Mihai's improved his tennis game a lot. Well done and keep refining your game, you're doing really well."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentMihai-Iulian Timofte bt Darren Bird (Feb 25) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was an enjoyable match with a close first set. Mihai's sliced serve and great drop shots proving the difference. The second set ended up being close after I came back from 4-1 down but Mihai closed the game out by holding his serve. It was a good natured enjoyable game. It was good to meet you Mihai."  -- Darren
Reveal CommentMayur Vadher bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Feb 23) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a great pleasure to play with Shankar. He invited me to play at Victoria park. The first set of the match was played on a Wednesday under the floodlights and the second set was played on a Saturday under blue skies. It was a battle of the elements where the weather affected us at different points of the match. Cold gusts of wind made the ball toss tricky during serve. I found myself wildly swinging for the ball at times during rallies. Shankar made the match fun to play. Fortunately I was on the winning side of both sets. I won some lucky points in quite a few games and there were some close games. I’m happy with the victory because it continues my winning run of matches this round to 4 in a row. Good luck Shankar for future matches!"  -- Mayur
Reveal CommentMayur Vadher bt Tinashe Masara (Feb 21) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tinashe gave me a tough challenge at Victoria park. Tinashe is a great guy. He is by no means a slouch. His all-around game is fantastic. His forehand and backhand are deadly as well as his serve. I definitely need to work on my lobbing. Tinashe is skilled at the net and he can hit a nice volley. Fortunately I had a bit more about the way I played in this match and that’s what got me the victory, and next time it’s anyone’s game. Tinashe was always in the points and we enjoyed some fun rallies. Sprinting is not the strongest part of my game and I found it hard to chase balls at the back of the court from being at the net. To summarise, I don’t think I made that many errors and I am pleased with the win. Good luck Tinashe for future matches!"  -- Mayur

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMayur Vadher bt Mihai-Iulian Timofte (Feb 19) 4-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This match was played at Abbey park. We began playing on a wet and miserable Saturday morning where the rain was continuous but we weren’t going to let some bad weather spoil our fun tennis match. Mihai has tremendously improved since our previous meeting. He played extremely well and deserved to win set 1. Set 2 was close and luckily I did enough in the tiebreak to take the match to a deciding set. We played set 3 the following day because of other commitments. In set 3, I was ahead 4-0 and Mihai once again played some superb tennis to bring the score to 4-5. Eventually I got myself over the finish line and I can be pleased with my victory. It was nice of Mihai to come back to finish the match on Sunday. Good luck Mihai for future matches!"  -- Mayur
Reveal CommentDarren Bird bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Feb 17) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Shankar. Your serve is pretty tricky!"  -- Darren
Reveal CommentMihai-Iulian Timofte bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Feb 5) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very technical and beautiful game. It was not easy! Thanks Shankar!"  -- Mihai-Iulian
Reveal CommentChristopher Moute bt Mayur Vadher (Feb 5) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Mayur lovely to play with you. Your forehand and backhand still brilliantly tricky to play against. All the best."  -- Christopher