Collapse AllLichfield & Burntwood Singles - Round 15 | Friday 21 August 2020 to Wednesday 14 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 September 2020)

It was great to see friendly, competitive tennis return to the courts of Lichfield & Burntwood after a longish gap and although there was just one group there were lots of fun and entertaining matches. Thanks for your enthusiasm playing four fifths of all possible matches, and let's hope there's not such a long wait til the next round!

Group Summary:

There was a new champ in Group 1 with Souleymane's run of 4 wins without defeat seeing him top the table ahead of runner up David B, while David B was "given the run around" by Phil but managed to win in 3 sets. Meanwhile David S dug in to stave off a third set against Hywel "on great new courts in sunshine in Lichfield"... well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Souleymane Djohore 10.1 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. David Brown [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Phil Shaw [W2, L3] 5
  4. David Rule [W2] 4
  5. David Stark 8.2 [W1, L3] 3
  6. Hywel Davies [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Souleymane Djohore bt David Stark (Oct 11) 6-2, 6-0
Phil Shaw bt David Stark (Oct 10) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Souleymane Djohore bt David Brown (Oct 10) 6-2, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Brown bt Phil Shaw (Sep 26) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Given the run around for 2 hours in windy conditions. Neither player deserved to lose it was a really good match, cheers Phil!"  -- David
Reveal CommentPhil Shaw bt Hywel Davies (Sep 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good game, we had some really nice rallies."  -- Phil
David Brown bt Hywel Davies (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt Phil Shaw (Sep 6) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game on a nice morning with some great long rallies, thanks Phil! "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Brown bt David Stark (Sep 4) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match, neither of us could buy a hold of serve"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Stark bt Hywel Davies (Aug 29) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable. Should have gone to a 3rd set- Hywel played great in 2nd set, deserved to win 2nd set, was 3 x more mobile than myself !! Always good to see Hywel again. Thank you for fun match on great new courts in sunshine in Lichfield. Best DS"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt Hywel Davies (Aug 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to be back playing again after so long, the new Beacon Park courts are brilliant! Thanks for the game Hywel "  -- David
Souleymane Djohore bt Phil Shaw (Aug 22) 6-0, 6-1
Souleymane Djohore bt Hywel Davies (Aug 22) 6-0, 6-1