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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
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  • For everyone over the age of 18
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  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
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  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
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Collapse AllLiverpool Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 23 July 2020 to Wednesday 16 September 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 August 2020)

It was great to see friendly, competitive tennis return to Merseyside and to welcome 6 new players to the league alongside lots of familiar faces! Well done for dusting off your rackets and managing to complete over three quarters of all possible matches. Judging from the scorelines you all hit the ground running as there were lots of close contests across the groups so we're looking forward to the next round already!

Group Summary:

It was a successful return to league action for Danny who finished top of the group winning all 7 matches... great effort! In fact this was a busy group with everyone playing 6 or 7 matches and all but one earning midway bonus points for being quick off the mark with match scheduling. Runner up Steven's only defeat was to Danny, a "tough competitive match, no quarter given", as was Atsushi's close 2 set win over Marian. Great tennis across the group, well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Danny Elder 7.2 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Steven Hanley 9.2 [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Rob Slade 6.2 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Liam Keelan 9.2 [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tony Puddifer 10.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Atsushi Uchida 9.1 [W2, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Marian Cerina [W1, L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. David Kennaugh [L6]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAtsushi Uchida bt Marian Cerina (Sep 15) 7-6 (7-2), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played over 2 days on the 1st and the 15th Sept. It was a great & enjoyable but a touch match, as the scoreline suggests. Thank you very much for the match, Marian. I look forward to playing with you soon again."  -- Atsushi
Reveal CommentSteven Hanley bt David Kennaugh (Sep 14) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Two tough sets at Princes Park. Dave is a friend of mine and he played really well. I look forward to our next match. Cheers."  -- Steven
Reveal CommentTony Puddifer bt Marian Cerina (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Marian is an absolutely great guy to play against, we had some really good points, had a lot of juice games, look forward to playing him again "  -- Tony
Reveal CommentSteven Hanley bt Atsushi Uchida (Sep 8) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable two sets this evening at Sefton Park. Thanks for the game Uchida "  -- Steven
Reveal CommentAtsushi Uchida bt David Kennaugh (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to meet David. Look forward to playing with him again."  -- Atsushi
Reveal CommentSteven Hanley bt Liam Keelan (Sep 6) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Liam is a really good player, strong first serve. If they hit the target more often today I would have been in trouble. It was thankful to get the win. Thanks for the game and look forward to the next one. Cheers "  -- Steven
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Marian Cerina (Sep 6) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A lot of close games and hard fought rallies. A good workout thanks Marian. Played outdoors in the last of the summer sunshine."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentLiam Keelan bt Tony Puddifer (Sep 5) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Epic first set with Tony, lasted 1 hour 20mins with most games going to deuce. Both had a similar style and could have gone either way. "  -- Liam
Reveal CommentSteven Hanley bt Rob Slade (Sep 3) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Two brutal sets. Thanks for the game Rob."  -- Steven
Reveal CommentLiam Keelan bt David Kennaugh (Sep 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice Game with David, and just managed to beat the fading light!"  -- Liam
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt David Kennaugh (Aug 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game David and a lot of good hard fought rallies. You’ve got a lot of good shots but I think you need more matches to get more consistency. I need to learn from your good attitude and fighting spirit when losing. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentDanny Elder bt Tony Puddifer (Aug 22) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "excellent match with epic rallies. Not the most favourable conditions. Whoever invented Astro Turf needs me to rollic them. It's like playing on a bar of soap. Tony has a serve that can make life hard. He was 6-2 2-0 and nearly went 3-0. I think that was a turning point. I played with new strings, which took a bit of getting used to. I had a pint in the club after the match with Tony and is friend. Good Tennis and good to socialize."  -- Danny
Reveal CommentDanny Elder bt Liam Keelan (Aug 20) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Liam has made inroads into his Tennis, including his first serve and good volleys. We both had the same competitive edge"  -- Danny
Reveal CommentTony Puddifer bt Atsushi Uchida (Aug 19) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with a good friend"  -- Tony
Reveal CommentSteven Hanley bt Tony Puddifer (Aug 16) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Two lung busting sets in the indoor heat of David Lloyd Speke. Really enjoy playing with Tony and thanks for the game. Look forward to playing next time."  -- Steven
Reveal CommentLiam Keelan bt Marian Cerina (Aug 15) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match, thanks for the game Marian"  -- Liam
Reveal CommentDanny Elder bt Steven Hanley (Aug 14) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Touch competitive match. No quarter given. Steven makes you earn every point"  -- Danny
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Atsushi Uchida (Aug 14) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent close game played in blistering sun and heat. Tactical game in which Atsushi was winning baseline rallies until I started played at the net and then he countered this by playing at the net himself. I won by being just a bit more consistent but Atsushi played some excellent tennis."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Liam Keelan (Aug 13) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lot of good close games and long rallies. Good workout. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Tony Puddifer (Aug 11) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Close hard match, and good workout. Tony went 5-1 up in the first set playing some excellent tennis. A lot of multiple deuce games."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentDanny Elder bt David Kennaugh (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with a good guy"  -- Danny
Reveal CommentSteven Hanley bt Marian Cerina (Aug 10) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough match in wet conditions at Sefton Park. Thanks for the game Marian. "  -- Steven
Danny Elder bt Rob Slade (Aug 6) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentLiam Keelan bt Atsushi Uchida (Aug 5) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match in the end - thanks for the game Atsushi!"  -- Liam
Danny Elder bt Marian Cerina (Aug 4) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentDanny Elder bt Atsushi Uchida (Jul 28) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game with a nice man"  -- Danny
Reveal CommentMarian Cerina bt David Kennaugh (Jul 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice match...David was tough opponent...we starting play under not very good weather but later was everything ok...thx and i hope see you again quickly for another match"  -- Marian

Group Summary:

This was a quieter group than Group 1 but nonetheless our winner Paul notched up 5 wins without defeat and there was just one point separating runner up Brian from third placed Steven. What a battle Steven had with Matthew, an "incredible 3 hour match in sweltering heat" which Steven managed to edge despite Matthew's forehand being on song. Paul and Daniel's first league match was an exciting 3 setter too while Paul came from a set down to beat Brian in what turned out to be the title decider.

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Scallion [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Brian Bontrager [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Steven Segerberg 9.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Matthew Adams [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Daniel Manoso Hernando [L2] 1
  6. Carl Gillison [L2]
  7. Damon Daniels 9.2 [L3]
  8. John Evans [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSteven Segerberg bt John Evans (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play John today in Liverpool Cricket Club. The heat made it a very uncomfortable match for both of us but we still managed to complete 2 sets. 3-1 down I came back and took the first set 6-3 and 6-1 in the second. The only difference today was John's lack of matches which made the conditions even tougher for him. More matches and John will be a match for most especially with his serve and topspin shots. Cheers "  -- Steven
Reveal CommentSteven Segerberg bt Damon Daniels (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Alway great to play Damon. Another top fella I've met through local tennis leagues. I had a slow start with Damon in control at 3-1 but I managed to get in the game and come back to take the first set. To be fair these courts have deteriorated of late and made it difficult for both of us to play to our strength. Look forward to playing again Damon at your club or mine.. cheers"  -- Steven
Reveal CommentPaul Scallion bt Brian Bontrager (Aug 26) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "First time playing Brian, hes a sound fella and this was a great match. I knew from his results he'd be a good player and that was true, in particular I thought his backhand was very strong. The first set was brutal, the first game had about 8 deuces and it was very competitive all the way through, taking well over an hour. Brian got out to a lead in the second set, I was feeling the effects of the first set and thought my race might be run, but I got a second wind and then Brian seemed to start feeling the effects of that first set too and his level dropped a bit. After I come back to win the second I got some new energy and confidence and that carried me through to the win. Thanks Brian for a very competitive and enjoyable match."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentMatthew Adams bt Carl Gillison (Aug 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Carl for arranging for us to play at his club, Thorndale. I got off to a good start and was the more consistent in the first set. The second set was much closer and could have gone either way. I managed to win a couple of crucial points in the key game at 4-4, and held on to win 6-4."  -- Matthew

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSteven Segerberg bt Matthew Adams (Aug 15) 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-2), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Incredible 3 hour match in sweltering heat at Liverpool Cricket Club. To separate me and Mathew was virtually impossible as we were both matching eachother throughout. Rallies were the norm during most games and a tiebreak in the first set seemed inevitable. Matt played a great tiebreak and won the first set. The second set took a similar path until Matt broke my serve and went 5-4 up to serve out for the match. This was do or die for me and somehow I managed to break back and the set went to a second tiebreak which I managed to take. 2-0 up in the first set Matt fought back again to tie at 2-2. I then managed to find a way to eventually take the set 6-3. Matt's forehand was incredible today. Thanks for a great match.. Ste"  -- Steven
Brian Bontrager bt Matthew Adams (Aug 13) 6-0, 6-2
Brian Bontrager bt Damon Daniels (Aug 12) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentPaul Scallion bt Matthew Adams (Aug 11) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First time playing Matthew, found him to be a nice lad and we sat off in the sun and had a nice long chat after the game. The game itself was very tight and a big advantage for me was that ive already played 5/6 matches between this and the wirral group so was a lot more match sharp than Matthew. In some parts of the game has was better than me but I stayed at a reasonable level throughout whereas he was a bit more up and down with it being his first match. Im pretty sure Matthew would be a tough opponent with a few more matches under his belt and if we play again I'll make sure its not on a hot day as I imagine I'll be doing a lot of running :) thanks a lot for the game Matthew, would be good to play again."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentBrian Bontrager bt Daniel Manoso Hernando (Aug 9) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Playing a fit and speedy opponent on a very warm day was exactly what I didn't need and in the blink of an eye I was 4-1 down! I managed to dig myself out with steady play and keeping the ball deep, moving it around and was able to close out 6-4. Second set was still close in the early stages but I think Dani's form dipped a bit and I was able to maintain mine. I got to 5-1 and was hoping I could break but Dani held and I was able to serve it out 6-2. There were few long deuce games, and lots of good exchanges trading from the baseline, my backhand got a good workout from all the balls hit on that side. Overall it was a match of good standard between two evenly matched players"  -- Brian
Reveal CommentPaul Scallion bt Damon Daniels (Aug 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "First time to play Damon and also first time playing at Mossley Hill. Damons a sound fella and the match was very friendly with a nice chat afterwards, also enjoyed Mossley Hill, good courts and a nice setting. The game wasnt as easy as the scoreline suggests, Damons got a good first serve which was a challenge to get back, unfortunately for him today he couldnt take advantage of the short balls he was getting after getting a decent serve in. Added to that I didnt have any dips and played solid throughout. Great to meet you Damon, thanks for sorting the court and for an enjoyable game on a lovely summer afternoon."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentSteven Segerberg bt Carl Gillison (Aug 6) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Entertaining match in really humid conditions at Liverpool cricket club. After a fast start and a 4-0 lead Carl brought it back to 4-2 and the following game seemed the key game of the set. I managed to hold on and take the set. The following set was quite similar and at 4-3 I managed to break Carl’s serve and take the set 6-3. A lot of long hard rallies with Carl and I look forward to playing again. "  -- Steven
Brian Bontrager bt Steven Segerberg (Aug 3) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentPaul Scallion bt Daniel Manoso Hernando (Aug 3) 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First time meeting and playing Dani, found him to be a real nice fella and the match was played in a great spirit throughout. As the scoreline suggests we are a very similar level and the match could of went either way. We both had chances to get away in the first set but neither of us did and I managed to squeeze out the tie break. Dani jumped out to a decent lead in the second set which I couldnt get back, then we were 3 all in the decider. I was playing pretty erratically and wasnt feeling too confident but out of nowhere played real solid the last 3 games to get over the line. Loads of the games were deuce games and it really was a 50/50 match that could of went either way. Thanks a lot for the game Dani, look forward to playing again."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Scallion bt Steven Segerberg (Jul 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "great to play Steven again and same as when we last played he was very friendly and sporting from start to finish. I had one of those days were everything went in, every mishit, net cord and I think I even hit 3 aces which probably doubled my lifetime total. and on top of that I'd say at least half the games went to deuce so the scoreline flatters me quite a bit. thanks Steven for the game and sorting the court, look foward to playing again soon"  -- Paul

Group Summary:

Another close group with a single point separating group champ Javier from runner up James and a tight 3 setter between the pair. Javier held his nerve to win the third set tiebreak in a match with "lots of deuces and high intensity", while Raivis came from a set down against a fast serving Paul to win their 3 setter. Raivis' serve also caused James problems although he managed to win that encounter in 2 close sets.

Final Rankings:

  1. Javier Porras [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. James Maloney [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Raivis Turkupols 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Moorcroft [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Charlotte Penel [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Peter Marton [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Benjamin Wong [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Raivis Turkupols bt Benjamin Wong (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJames Maloney bt Benjamin Wong (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Ben again and we finally held off the rain this time with the help of constant weather checks. Ben has some good shots but needs to reduce double faults and unforced errors. Hoping we can have more practise together again. Thanks. "  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Maloney bt Raivis Turkupols (Sep 4) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Raivis and good to meet him. Some good rallies. I haven't faced a serve like Raivis' before so that was a great but daunting learning experience. Hope to play again soon. Thanks. "  -- James
Javier Porras bt Benjamin Wong (Sep 3) 6-0, 6-0
Javier Porras bt Paul Moorcroft (Aug 30) 6-2, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJavier Porras bt James Maloney (Aug 19) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Jimmy, lots of deuces and high intensity. The game could have gone to either of us. Looking forward to another one!"  -- Javier
Reveal CommentRaivis Turkupols bt Charlotte Penel (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The wet slippery surface added a bit of a challenge to this game. But we had fun and played well. Thanks and good luck"  -- Raivis
Javier Porras bt Charlotte Penel (Aug 15) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentPaul Moorcroft bt Benjamin Wong (Aug 15) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match. The score line flattered me a little. Ben played well and just had a few to many unforced errors at crucial times allowing me to win by that score. Well played and unlucky."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentRaivis Turkupols bt Peter Marton (Aug 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game! Played in good spirits. Good luck in future games."  -- Raivis
Javier Porras bt Peter Marton (Aug 13) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentCharlotte Penel bt Benjamin Wong (Aug 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Had a good game with Ben, there were plenty of long rallies, and deuces, and he made me work for each point. Hope to play again sometime soon:)"  -- Charlotte
Reveal CommentRaivis Turkupols bt Paul Moorcroft (Aug 7) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun playing Paul, great player overall, some small things still need to be worked on for both of us, It was enjoyable and quite fun, with some odd funny upsets. A few deuces, quite a lot of running, Paul's serve is great, very fast, was a pleasure taking it on. Some easy and fast points for either party, some not so. Good luck for now"  -- Raivis
Reveal CommentJames Maloney bt Paul Moorcroft (Aug 5) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great game and opponent. Really enjoyed the competitive match and hope to play Paul again. "  -- James
Reveal CommentPaul Moorcroft bt Charlotte Penel (Aug 3) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really good match against a strong opponent in difficult conditions to start with. Charlotte played really well and the score (particularly in the first set) didn’t reflect her performance. I was glad I won the match."  -- Paul
Peter Marton bt Benjamin Wong (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentJames Maloney bt Peter Marton (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Peter played in a competitive spirit and a friendly guy. We both improved as the went on. I woudpnt like to play a five setter with Peter as I think his stamina is very high. I haven't played in a while so was good to get going. Thanks. "  -- James
Reveal CommentPaul Moorcroft bt Peter Marton (Jul 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match in which Paul came out the stronger of the two. "  -- Paul
Charlotte Penel bt Peter Marton (Jul 29) 6-4, 6-1

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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.

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