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Collapse AllLincoln's Inn Singles - Round 36 | Thursday 17 September 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 October 2020)

A shame we had to end the round early due to lockdown as the top 2 groups in particular were keenly contested, however hopefully you all enjoyed the matches you were able to play... including this round's new joiners! Great effort and we look forward to getting going again soon!

Group Summary:

This was a fairly quiet group with a number of matches left unplayed and no-one claiming midway bonus points, however Manfred won 3 out of 5 matches to take the title by a single point. Runner up Austin played well to win 4 matches including victory over Manfred in a close 3 setter, while Benjamin won in the match tiebreak in an exciting match against John.

Final Rankings:

  1. Manfred Olbrich [W3, L1, UF2] 9 WINNER
  2. Austin Richards [W4] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Sergio Scalzi [W3] 6
  4. Benjamin Ella [W1, UF1] 3
  5. John Towner [W1, L4] 3
  6. Juan Jose Torrejon [W1, L3, UF1] 2
  7. David Gerber [L2, UF1] 2
  8. Matthias Arnsdorf [L1, UF1] 2
  9. Sonia Bamford 10.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Manfred Olbrich bt John Towner (Oct 30) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentSergio Scalzi bt Sonia Bamford (Oct 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match with Sonia, with an amazing autumn weather!"  -- Sergio
Manfred Olbrich v Benjamin Ella (Oct 23) 6-7 (9-11), 6-4 TBC
Reveal CommentAustin Richards bt John Towner (Oct 22) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match and good rallies on nice courts. Thanks to John for organizing. Hope to play again soon."  -- Austin
Reveal CommentDavid Gerber v Juan Jose Torrejon (Oct 22) 6-2, 2-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, shame we ran out of time."  -- David
Manfred Olbrich bt Sonia Bamford (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentAustin Richards bt Juan Jose Torrejon (Oct 18) 5-4, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match with many long rallies. Wish we could have played long sets to see how it played out but only had an hour."  -- Austin
Reveal CommentJohn Towner bt Juan Jose Torrejon (Oct 17) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Super enjoyable. Good luck Juan with other matches."  -- John
Matthias Arnsdorf v Manfred Olbrich (Oct 17) 6-4, 3-6, 2-2 TBC
Reveal CommentAustin Richards bt Manfred Olbrich (Oct 16) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match. Could have gone either way. Hope to play again soon."  -- Austin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBenjamin Ella bt John Towner (Oct 12) 4-6, 7-5, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Thanks John!"  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentJuan Jose Torrejon bt Matthias Arnsdorf (Oct 12) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match that unluckily we couldn´t finish. I really enjoy it and I hope we can continue it any time soon. Thanks Matthias."  -- Juan Jose
  • "Happy to have this match finished. It was really nice. Thanks Matthias." -- Juan Jose
Manfred Olbrich bt David Gerber (Oct 1) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentSergio Scalzi bt John Towner (Sep 27) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with John in a nice atmosphere. I hope to play soon!"  -- Sergio
Reveal CommentSergio Scalzi bt Juan Jose Torrejon (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Playing with Juan is a great experience, and we enjoyed the match a lot. He is a great defender, so the match was much tighter than suggested by the final score. Good luck for the rest of the tournament, and I hope yo play again soon!"  -- Sergio
Reveal CommentAustin Richards bt David Gerber (Sep 24) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match given the conditions. Courts were a little slick. Best of luck the rest of the way"  -- Austin

Group Summary:

It was tight at the top of Group 2 as well with Othman and Simon both finishing on 10 points apiece so Othman's win in their head to head proved decisive. This went to 3 sets as did Othman's matches against Amaia and Ryan, while Ryan and Simon were locked in a "tight tussle" which had to be completed on a different day!

Final Rankings:

  1. Othman Nejjar [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Simon Prockter 9.1 [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ryan Sutton [W2, L3, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Anthony Perotto [W2, L1, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. John Buckingham [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  6. Gabriele Papievyte [UF1] 1
  7. Amaia Alustiza [L2] 1
  8. Christina Biernat [L2]

Match Results:

Anthony Perotto v John Buckingham (Oct 27) 5-4, 2-4, [6-2] TBC
Ryan Sutton v Gabriele Papievyte (Oct 23) 4-2, 2-4, 5-6 TBC
John Buckingham bt Ryan Sutton (Oct 18) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Reveal CommentOthman Nejjar bt Ryan Sutton (Oct 18) 2-4, 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very close game with great rallies, it was very enjoyable. Thanks Ryan!" -- Othman
Reveal CommentOthman Nejjar bt John Buckingham (Oct 17) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice game with interesting rallies. Thanks John "  -- Othman
Anthony Perotto bt Othman Nejjar (Oct 14) 4-2, 5-3
Simon Prockter bt Christina Biernat (Oct 14) 4-0, 4-0
Anthony Perotto bt Ryan Sutton (Oct 10) 4-2, 5-4

Match of the Group:

Othman Nejjar bt Amaia Alustiza (Oct 9) 5-3, 3-5, [10-3]
Simon Prockter bt Anthony Perotto (Oct 9) 4-2, 4-2
Reveal CommentOthman Nejjar bt Simon Prockter (Oct 8) 4-1, 2-4, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Very fair player and nice rallies despite the poor weather. Thanks Simon!"  -- Othman
Simon Prockter bt Amaia Alustiza (Oct 5) Walkover
Reveal CommentRyan Sutton bt Simon Prockter (Sep 28) 4-5, 4-1, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "A tight tussle at Lincolns Inn which had to be played over 2 sessions. Some great winners from both sides of the court. Thanks for the game Simon."  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentRyan Sutton bt Christina Biernat (Sep 21) 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great game played at Lincoln’s Inn. Despite the score line, a lot of games went to multiple deuces with Ryan able to win more of the crucial points."  -- Ryan

Group Summary:

Sadly only 4 matches had been played before lockdown brought the round to an early conclusion... and so Utkarsh was crowned champ as the only player to record 2 wins against Barnaby and Nathan. Clara won her match against Lori in straight sets too to claim runner up spot.

Final Rankings:

  1. Utkarsh Narayan [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Clara Le Chevallier 10.2 [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Justin Warshaw [UF1] 1
  4. Charilaos Latinopoulos 10.2 [UF1]
  5. Barnaby Hone [L1]
  6. Lori Sange [L1]
  7. Nathan Horsley [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJustin Warshaw v Charilaos Latinopoulos (Oct 25) 4-0, 3-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Who will win the second set?"  -- Justin
Utkarsh Narayan bt Barnaby Hone (Oct 5) 4-2, 4-0
Clara Le Chevallier bt Lori Sange (Oct 1) 4-0, 4-1

Match of the Group:

Utkarsh Narayan bt Nathan Horsley (Sep 27) 6-0, 6-2


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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Lincoln's Inn.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. Players who complete three or more matches by the mid-point of the round receive 2 bonus points, and a bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

In this short-format approved league, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, and do count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], 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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