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  • We have doubles and singles rounds!
  • Players/teams are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • The league is mixed sex, so men and women play each other 
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  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
  • The evening before the round starts you will receive an email with all the contact details of the players in your group. Contact details are also posted to your Account Page
  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
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  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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Collapse AllManchester Parks Singles - Round 22 | Thursday 20 February 2020 to Wednesday 15 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 18 March 2020)

Manchester always puts in a fine performance and this round was no exception. It's just a shame the round had to be cut short. We hope the break is not for too long and look forward to seeing everyone back on court!

Group Summary:

A fantastic group with a very high percentage of matches played and everyone got their bonus points except Peter who had to withdraw. The new champ Nick played every possible match which was just as well as Rodrigo was hot on his heels and beat him in their head to head ('Good match in windy conditions. Always a pleasure to play Nick' ). But Rodrigo stopped at 4 matches and Nick played 6 so managed to overtake him. Simon had the bad luck to encounter Nick when he was playing 'the best I've played in ages and certainly in the league so far' but as Nick says, 'credit to Simon for sticking with it even though the games were all going my way'! Congrats to the champ and well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Nick Lote 7.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Rodrigo Cristina 6.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Rob Slade 6.2 [W3, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. James Mercer [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Simon Haigh 7.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Richard Dishington 8.1 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Robert Topping [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Peter Macniak [W1, L1] withdrawn 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNick Lote bt Richard Dishington (Mar 18) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match in which Richard made me work very hard for the points."  -- Nick
James Mercer bt Robert Topping (Mar 18) 6-2, 6-4
James Mercer bt Richard Dishington (Mar 15) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentNick Lote bt Simon Haigh (Mar 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nick played very well!"  -- Simon
  • "This was the best I've played in ages, and certainly in the league so far. There were lots of deuces and some excellent rallies. Credit to Simon for sticking at it even though the games were all going my way. We played two more sets afterwards," -- Nick
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Robert Topping (Mar 12) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Rob for an excellent long close hard fought match. We were on court for 3.5 hours, and the match lasted about 3 hours. Lots of good attacking and defensive tennis, lots of baseline and net play, lots of rallies. Good cardio and endurance workout, good value for money."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Richard Dishington (Mar 11) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good Close match thanks Richard. It’s an uneven group. I lost badly against Nick Lote, and Nick lost badly against Rodrigo. I also lost badly against Simon but last might I beat James and James beat Simon. Not good being crushed so good to play some good close matches against James and Richard and hopefully also against the other Rob Topping tomorrow. I wasn’t expecting to win any matches so perhaps the serious defeats v Rodrigo & Nick has taught me something, or perhaps doing a lot of running in the last two weeks has improved my fitness. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt James Mercer (Mar 10) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Thanks James for travelling to Cheshire Oaks and the beer and chat after the match. "  -- Rob

Match of the Group:

James Mercer bt Simon Haigh (Mar 7) 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)
Reveal CommentRodrigo Cristina bt Nick Lote (Mar 7) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in windy conditions. Always a pleasure to play Nick"  -- Rodrigo
Nick Lote bt Rob Slade (Mar 6) 6-0, 6-2
Richard Dishington bt Robert Topping (Mar 5) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentPeter Macniak bt Rob Slade (Mar 5) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "In the third game I’m serving and the score is 15-40"  -- Rob
Nick Lote bt James Mercer (Mar 4) 6-2, 6-2
Rodrigo Cristina bt Simon Haigh (Mar 1) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentRodrigo Cristina bt Richard Dishington (Mar 1) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, good fun"  -- Rodrigo
Reveal CommentRodrigo Cristina bt Rob Slade (Feb 29) 6-0, 5-0 Rob Slade Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Rob quit when he was down 6-0; 5-0. It was a good match, thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to play Rob in the near future. "  -- Rodrigo
Simon Haigh bt Rob Slade (Feb 26) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentNick Lote bt Peter Macniak (Feb 23) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We had a strong crosswind, bright sunshine, and an extremely wet court, making for some very difficult conditions. It was a far tougher match than the scoreline suggests. Thanks for the game, and we will play again soon."  -- Nick

Group Summary:

Not quite such an active group as group one but all credit to Richard who played 5 matches (which was more than anyone else) and got his bonus points. It is often the case that the person who does this wins the group and so it proved here with Richard finishing in pole position, and Alhadi being runner up, just one point behind. Well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Richard Lucas 8.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alhadi Boukr 8.2 [W2, UF1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Moshe Behar 7.2 [W1, L2, UF1] withdrawn 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. David Klofac 9.2 [W2] 4
  5. Eugene Fulchini [W2] 4
  6. Michael Best [W1] 2
  7. Christopher Dean 8.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Aniello Liguori [L2] withdrawn

Match Results:

David Klofac bt Richard Lucas (Mar 20) 6-0, 7-5
Reveal CommentRichard Lucas bt Christopher Dean (Mar 13) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We always have a good match. For a change it was my turn to win"  -- Richard
Alhadi Boukr bt Christopher Dean (Mar 8) 6-4, 6-2
Richard Lucas bt Aniello Liguori (Mar 8) 6-1, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentEugene Fulchini bt Moshe Behar (Mar 7) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another long match it could of gone either way was lucky "  -- Eugene
David Klofac bt Moshe Behar (Mar 5) 6-4, 6-2
Alhadi Boukr v Moshe Behar (Mar 4) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7) TBC
Reveal CommentEugene Fulchini bt Richard Lucas (Mar 1) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I ran out of fuel but Richard was half empty "  -- Eugene
Alhadi Boukr bt Aniello Liguori (Mar 1) 6-1, 6-1
Moshe Behar bt Christopher Dean (Feb 28) 6-3, 6-4
Michael Best bt Richard Lucas (Feb 28) 6-2, 7-5

Group Summary:

Returning to the group after a short break, Billy is the very convincing winner, playing more matches than anyone, winning 4 of them and getting his bonus points! His fifth match (against Callum) had to be left unfinished when they rain out of court time and had to leave it poised at 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, [6-3]! But he went on to play and win two more matches and top the group! Yusuf is runner up.

Final Rankings:

  1. Billy Haworth 9.2 [W4, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Yusuf Yaqub 9.2 [W2, L3, UF2] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Baragan [W1, L1] 2
  4. Callum Rothwell [UF2] 2
  5. Ashley Taylor [W1] 2
  6. Ben Western 9.2 [L1, UF1] 1
  7. Joe Bailey 10.2 [L2] 1
  8. Ayush Khapra [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBilly Haworth bt Ben Western (Mar 22) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice to be outside and have the sun on our backs. Less nice when it was in our eyes 🙂 . A fun match with quite a lot of deuces!"  -- Billy
Reveal CommentBen Western v Yusuf Yaqub (Mar 16) 6-3, 2-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A good match so far, play stopped due to bad light - floodlights present but not in use! "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBilly Haworth bt Joe Bailey (Mar 13) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play outside - I'm glad Joe convinced me it would be okay with the recent rain. This was a fun match with some good rallies and close games in both sets! "  -- Billy
Reveal CommentYusuf Yaqub bt Ayush Khapra (Mar 11) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good Match. Some great rallies and shots especially in the second set."  -- Yusuf
Reveal CommentDaniel Baragan bt Yusuf Yaqub (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match Yusuf. We'll see you in the next round."  -- Daniel

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBilly Haworth v Callum Rothwell (Mar 6) 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, [6-3] TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunate not to get this one finished before our court time was up! It was a good match so far with various shifts in momentum. Will be thrilling for the fans to see how this one ends!"  -- Billy
Reveal CommentYusuf Yaqub bt Joe Bailey (Mar 1) 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing match. Looking forward to playing Joe again."  -- Yusuf
Reveal CommentBilly Haworth bt Daniel Baragan (Mar 1) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a close and really enjoyable match, with many nice rallies and some impressive shots. Looking forward to playing Daniel again!"  -- Billy
Reveal CommentAshley Taylor bt Yusuf Yaqub (Feb 27) 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant match "  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentBilly Haworth bt Yusuf Yaqub (Feb 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable match, Yusuf. Always nice to play together. All the best."  -- Billy
Reveal CommentYusuf Yaqub v Callum Rothwell (Feb 22) 4-6, 6-1, 6-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing long hard fought match! But ran out of time so could not finish the last set. "  -- Yusuf

Group Summary:

A tie at the top on points with Stephen and Bradley both finishing on 8 points, 3 wins & one loss and their bonus points! Fortunately, we can separate them as they played each other and as Stephen won (on a court he said favoured his slices over Bradley's groundstrokes) he tops the group. Well done to Michael for beating the champ, and congrats to Stephen!

Final Rankings:

  1. Stephen Purver [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Bradley Horrocks 8.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Michael Chiu [W1, L1] 2
  4. Carla Oldroyd [L1]
  5. Martin Reynolds [L1]
  6. Alec Kendray [L2]
  7. Alex Harris 10.1 withdrawn
  8. Patrick Lambton 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephen Purver bt Carla Oldroyd (Mar 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, Carla. You'll get back into playing tennis quickly I'm sure."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Michael Chiu (Mar 21) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with Mike on a pleasant morning! Mike was unlucky not to convert his set points."  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentStephen Purver bt Bradley Horrocks (Mar 18) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It had been raining all day but dried up a couple of hours before we played. The court was still a bit sloppy, which I think favoured my slices over Bradley's groundstrokes. Normally we'd be a lot more closely matched!"  -- Stephen

Match of the Group:

Bradley Horrocks bt Alec Kendray (Mar 15) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Reveal CommentStephen Purver bt Alec Kendray (Mar 8) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, especially the first set. Alec hits the ball very cleanly. Good luck with your other games!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentMichael Chiu bt Stephen Purver (Mar 1) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Really competitive match on a sunny windy day! Close first set. Second set was topsy turvy ending in a tie break ruined by the cross wind. Good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Martin Reynolds (Feb 27) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A tight and scrappy first set here. Good to meet you Martin"  -- Bradley

Group Summary:

Not enough tennis played to warrant getting the bunting, but three nice matches nevertheless. And as Mohamed conceded the fewest games, on that narrowest of rule-book measures, he wins the group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Mohamed Salah Mahmoud [W1] 2 WINNER
  2. Bev Harley 9.2 [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Shahul Ahamed [W1, L1] 2
  4. Basel Hamcho 10.2 [L1]
  5. David Agnew [L1]
  6. Dave O'Riordan 10.2
  7. Mark Bate

Match Results:

Bev Harley bt Shahul Ahamed (Mar 13) 7-5, 6-1
Mohamed Salah Mahmoud bt Basel Hamcho (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentShahul Ahamed bt David Agnew (Mar 1) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close first set and really competitive match - well payed David!"  -- Shahul

Group Summary:

It's always interesting to know what makes the difference in a close match and in the hard fought game between Stephen and Raul, Stephen says it was holding his nerve in the first set tie break and getting a key break in the last game in set two. It was one of four matches he won which lobs him to the top of this group, in which Tiago was runner up. Well played! UPDATE ++ A couple of later reported matches by Stephen W gives him, by a whisker, the silver!

Final Rankings:

  1. Stephen Warne [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Stephen Willner [W2] 4
  3. Tiago Muniz [W1, L3, UF1] 4 RUNNER UP
  4. Raul Garcia 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Conor McGurran 10.2 [L1, UF1] 1
  6. Oskar Batorski 10.2 [L3]
  7. Rob Sharp

Match Results:

Stephen Willner bt Oskar Batorski (Mar 22) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Conor McGurran (Mar 22) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with some good rallies, enjoyed it even though I got trounced!"  -- Conor
  • "Much closer game than the score suggested. The court was a bit recreational but the match wasn’t! Some really good shots and rallies. Well played Conor," -- Stephen
Stephen Willner bt Tiago Muniz (Mar 21) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Oskar Batorski (Mar 15) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play you Oskar. You hit some nice shots at times. I had to serve well to get through. All the best with the other games. "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentTiago Muniz bt Oskar Batorski (Mar 14) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the matches Oskar! Good fun :)"  -- Tiago

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Raul Garcia (Mar 8) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close and hard fought game. First 4 went to deuce. Neither player really pulled clear and I just held my nerve on the tie breaker. Second set was very similar but managed a key break in the last game. Some nice shots from both. Well played Raul and thanks for booking a good venue. "  -- Stephen
Tiago Muniz v Conor McGurran (Mar 8) 7-5, 2-6, 5-5 TBC
Raul Garcia bt Tiago Muniz (Mar 2) 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), [10-6]
Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Tiago Muniz (Mar 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play your Tiago. You got better as the match went on! Good luck with other games "  -- Stephen

Group Summary:

Alia, John and Richard all tied on 8 points at the top of this group, so we have to dig a little deeper to separate them. Richard lost to both Alia and John so he takes third place, and John lost more sets per matches played than Alia. So Alia is the champ and John the runner up. Many thanks for all the generous comments.

Final Rankings:

  1. Alia Mahmood [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. John Boyle [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Richard Farrage 10.2 [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Fiona Howard 10.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Gareth Hough [L2]
  6. John Watson 10.1 [L2]
  7. Michael Mawson
  8. Paul Spilsbury

Match Results:

John Boyle bt Gareth Hough (Mar 16) 6-1, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJohn Boyle bt Fiona Howard (Mar 11) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks John, you have some great shots those slices were on point as we the enormous amount of lobs you did. I was knackered at the end. Good luck with the rest of your games "  -- Fiona
Reveal CommentJohn Boyle bt Richard Farrage (Mar 7) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you, John. Really enjoyable match. You have a great game with a lot of spin and slice, which I struggled to deal with! Some great rallies and shots from both of us, but you were a deserved winner in the end. Good luck in your remaining fixtures!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentAlia Mahmood bt Richard Farrage (Mar 5) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with lots of rallies and close games. It is always a pleasure to play against Richard. A very good sportsman!"  -- Alia
  • "Thanks for the match, Alia! Really good game. You played great, especially in the second set, when I couldn't get near you. Good luck in your other matches and hope to play you again sometime!" -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Farrage bt John Watson (Mar 4) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to see you again, John. Really enjoyed the match and we both managed to hit a lot of winners, especially in the second set. I was pretty lucky to win in straight sets after a very tight game at 4-4 in the second. Good luck in your remaining matches!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentAlia Mahmood bt John Watson (Mar 3) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game and rallies especially in the second set. Hope to play again sometime soon."  -- Alia
Reveal CommentFiona Howard bt Richard Farrage (Mar 3) 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played, Fiona, what a match! The weather wasn't the best, but the courts were great, not slippery at all. Some really enjoyable points and you've definitely improved since our last meeting. Some great returns and attacking play, and you held your nerve to save a couple of match points in the tie-break. Best of luck in your other matches and hope to play you again soon!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Farrage bt Gareth Hough (Mar 2) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, Gareth. Way, way closer than the score suggested. You've got a great serve, which I struggled to deal with, and on another day, it could have been an entirely different result. Best of luck in your remaining matches," -- Richard
Reveal CommentAlia Mahmood bt Fiona Howard (Feb 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with Fiona again. Some great rallies and shots played. Look forward to playing again !"  -- Alia

Group Summary:

Another tie at the top, and again it was decided by the head to head and as Patricio beat Martyn he tops the group. But well done to Chibuike who beat the champ despite Patricio's speed and 'dangerous slices', and a shame he had to stop after only two matches. We hope once tennis resumes, he and everyone else will be raring to go and able to play more.

Final Rankings:

  1. Patricio Serra [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Martyn Shaw 10.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Chibuike Iruloh [W2] 4
  4. Nigel Parkin [W1, L2] 2
  5. Anuraag Guleria [L2] 1
  6. Daniel Jones [L1] withdrawn
  7. KUNAL LUND

Match Results:

Nigel Parkin bt Daniel Jones (Mar 23) Walkover
Chibuike Iruloh bt Anuraag Guleria (Mar 16) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentPatricio Serra bt Nigel Parkin (Mar 14) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, Nigel! Keep on working on your topspin! Good luck with the rest of your matches"  -- Patricio

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMartyn Shaw bt Anuraag Guleria (Mar 14) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really close and entertaining match with some good rallies!"  -- Martyn
Patricio Serra bt Martyn Shaw (Mar 8) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentMartyn Shaw bt Nigel Parkin (Mar 7) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, a lot closer than the scoreline suggests with some really good rallies"  -- Martyn
Reveal CommentChibuike Iruloh bt Patricio Serra (Mar 7) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very friendly but competitive match with lots of breaks. Patricio, your speed and dangerous slices made it difficult to play against you. "  -- Chibuike

Group Summary:

The closest of finishes in this truncated round that was just screaming for extra time! As it is we have a tie on points at the top and a rule-book win for for Daniel as he conceded fewer sets than Sue - sadly the two were not able to play their head-to-head something hat will just have to wait for a future round. Well played both, and if it were down to who played the toughest matches, this really should have been Sue's round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Daniel Hibbert [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sue Goodwin 9.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Artur Kanarek [L2] 1
  4. Mo Dow [L2] 1
  5. Linda Trivoluzzi [L1]
  6. Bernadette Mason 9.2
  7. Omar Arshad
  8. Vanessa Waldron

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Mo Dow (Mar 18) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "After a wet and drizzly day and during very tough times for all of us, it was great to be able to get out and play our match. Thanks Mo and well played - it couldn't have been any closer!"  -- Sue

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Artur Kanarek (Mar 15) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks and well played Artur. What a game! 2 hours of momentum changes, deuces and long rallies."  -- Sue
Daniel Hibbert bt Artur Kanarek (Mar 15) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentDaniel Hibbert bt Linda Trivoluzzi (Mar 14) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game, thanks Linda! "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Linda Trivoluzzi (Mar 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Linda - enjoyed our game - it got us both running round - and we were lucky with the Spring weather. "  -- Sue
Daniel Hibbert bt Mo Dow (Mar 8) 6-0, 6-4

Results

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Collapse AllManchester Parks Doubles - Round 5 | Thursday 22 August 2019 to Wednesday 30 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 September 2019)

To get more than three quarters of matches set up and played in doubles (with four diaries to juggle ... never easy) is quite an achievement. And these were impressive, action packed matches. Thanks so much for making it such a good round. Let's do it all again in the New Year!

Group Summary:

All but two matches played in Group One which is a brilliant achievement! Just as pleasing are the generous and supportive commentaries which really bring it all to life. The stand out team was Faiz & Callum who played and won all their matches but there were some tough encounters along the way, not least of which was the dramatic three-setter with Daniel and Tom. In the end Daniel and Tom have to settle for third place with Andrew and Martin avenging their defeat to the pair (another great match) by adding bonus points to earn the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Faiz Almansour & Callum Rothwell [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Andrew Barnes & Martin Medina [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Tierney & Tom Gathercole [W3, L1, UF1] 8
  4. Daniel Mohsin & Yusuf Yaqub [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Stephen Warne & Stephen Purver [W2, L3, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tiago Muniz & Billy Haworth [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Mark Bate & David Valentine [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephen Warne & Stephen Purver bt Mark Bate & David Valentine (Oct 30) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A competitive match and a good laugh too to finish the round. "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentDaniel Tierney & Tom Gathercole bt Andrew Barnes & Martin Medina (Oct 28) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable, well-contested match which lasted three hours and was played over two evenings. Almost every point had to be ground out with long, long rallies and deuce after deuce - and some very impressive returns of service! Daniel & Tom – thanks for a great game that was friendly and fun and sporting throughout . Good luck with your remaining fixtures," -- Martin
Reveal CommentDaniel Mohsin & Yusuf Yaqub bt Stephen Warne & Stephen Purver (Oct 28) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, even if we were second best! "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentTiago Muniz & Billy Haworth bt Mark Bate & David Valentine (Oct 21) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Mark and David made us run a lot. Some very close games and fun rallies! It was really enjoyable and we continued playing afterwards. Thanks guys! "  -- Tiago
Reveal CommentStephen Warne & Stephen Purver v Daniel Tierney & Tom Gathercole (Oct 21) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 4-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "One of the most enjoyable doubles games in a long time. Lots of long rallies with great shots from all players. Second set virtually every game went to deuce, meaning the floodlights went off in the 3rd set with the score appropriately even at 4-4. Well played guys."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentFaiz Almansour & Callum Rothwell bt Tiago Muniz & Billy Haworth (Oct 18) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "On paper a straight forward win - far from it and I knew this would be the case as I’ve played against Billy before. 2 very close sets that could have gone either way. I think if they were to do doubles again they would win a few games for sure. We even did a 3rd set that was tied at 5-5 when the lights went out. Well played, guys "  -- Callum
Reveal CommentDaniel Tierney & Tom Gathercole bt Mark Bate & David Valentine (Oct 16) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, cheers lads."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentAndrew Barnes & Martin Medina bt Tiago Muniz & Billy Haworth (Oct 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The game was much closer than the scoreline suggests and included some of the best serves and ground strokes we’ve encountered. The court we had booked was closed due to a problem with the security door so we had to book another court a few miles away. Tiago & Billy - thanks for an enjoyable and friendly game – and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentFaiz Almansour & Callum Rothwell bt Andrew Barnes & Martin Medina (Oct 9) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Plenty of close games and long rallies. Well played Martin and Andrew"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentFaiz Almansour & Callum Rothwell bt Mark Bate & David Valentine (Oct 8) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "You made a real fight for it in the second set recovering from 0-4. We even did an extra couple of sets and mixed up the doubles partners to get our moneys worth! Good fun - cheers for the game lads "  -- Callum
Reveal CommentFaiz Almansour & Callum Rothwell bt Daniel Mohsin & Yusuf Yaqub (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match. Second set could have gone either way - only one break of serve. We played at David Lloyd in Cheadle, courts are quality!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentAndrew Barnes & Martin Medina bt Mark Bate & David Valentine (Sep 20) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We last met in the doubles tournament when we were both in Group 2. This was a thoroughly enjoyable match against two good players. We’ll definitely play again outside the tournament. The match had many deuces, some very long, hard-fought rallies with a good many recovery shots that no-one had the right to get back over the net. And Andrew and I had a couple of lucky net calls at critical points in each set. Thanks Mark and David for a super-friendly and super-competitive match – and good luck with your remaining games in the doubles and singles."  -- Martin
Daniel Mohsin & Yusuf Yaqub bt Andrew Barnes & Martin Medina (Sep 19) 7-5, 4-6, [10-7]
Reveal CommentFaiz Almansour & Callum Rothwell bt Stephen Warne & Stephen Purver (Sep 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thought me and Faiz played well and Stephen didn’t play how they know they can. Thanks for the game lads. Good luck to both of youse in your singles clash!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentAndrew Barnes & Martin Medina bt Stephen Warne & Stephen Purver (Sep 12) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A friendly and enjoyable opening match played in the dark and the rain. I can barely remember a game that didn’t go to deuce and the rallies seemed to go on and on and on - and I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many shots land on the line. Stephen and Stephen – thanks for a sporting and challenging game and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentDaniel Tierney & Tom Gathercole bt Tiago Muniz & Billy Haworth (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, thanks lads."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentStephen Warne & Stephen Purver bt Tiago Muniz & Billy Haworth (Sep 10) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than the score suggested. Fun game with good rallies played in a good spirit. All the best guys"  -- Stephen

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFaiz Almansour & Callum Rothwell bt Daniel Tierney & Tom Gathercole (Sep 7) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking game lads! 3 close sets. Hopefully play you again some time"  -- Callum
Daniel Mohsin & Yusuf Yaqub bt Tiago Muniz & Billy Haworth (Aug 30) 6-1, 6-2

Group Summary:

This really close group was decided by a single point, a point earned in an unfinished match between Victoria & Thomas and Francesco & Anuraag. It looked like that was shaping up to be a classic so if a single-set shoot-out has to decide the group winner this was a pretty good one! Well played to both teams on your excellent rounds.

Final Rankings:

  1. Victoria Empson & Thomas Gaukrodger [W4, UF1] 9 WINNER
  2. Francesco Rainone & Anuraag Guleria [W4, UF1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Charlotte Danvers & Wendy Breakell [W2, L3] 6
  4. Victoria Johnson & Martin Hunt [W2, L2] 4
  5. Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland [L4] 1
  6. John Watson & Bernadette Mason [L3]
  7. Cheng(Ryan) Zhou & Anuraag Guleria withdrawn

Match Results:

Victoria Empson & Thomas Gaukrodger bt Victoria Johnson & Martin Hunt (Oct 29) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentFrancesco Rainone & Anuraag Guleria bt John Watson & Bernadette Mason (Oct 23) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match especially in the second set.nerve racking finish for us."  -- Anuraag
Reveal CommentCharlotte Danvers & Wendy Breakell bt John Watson & Bernadette Mason (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match played today thanks for organising the court, and maybe we will see you in the singles round! "  -- Charlotte
Reveal CommentVictoria Empson & Thomas Gaukrodger v Francesco Rainone & Anuraag Guleria (Oct 16) 7-6 (7-2) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Sadly ran out of time to finish. No availability between now and the end of the period to finish the match, due to people being away. "  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentFrancesco Rainone & Anuraag Guleria bt Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland (Oct 14) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game.Enjoyed despite the wet surface. The opponent's were very keen to play despite the weather so very happy we got the match done!"  -- Anuraag
Reveal CommentFrancesco Rainone & Anuraag Guleria bt Charlotte Danvers & Wendy Breakell (Oct 6) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good match, some great rallies. Ciao! "  -- Charlotte
Victoria Johnson & Martin Hunt bt Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland (Oct 6) 6-2, 6-2
Francesco Rainone & Anuraag Guleria bt Victoria Johnson & Martin Hunt (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentVictoria Johnson & Martin Hunt bt Charlotte Danvers & Wendy Breakell (Oct 4) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the match, you both played fantastic tennis." - Charlotte

Match of the Group:

Victoria Empson & Thomas Gaukrodger bt Charlotte Danvers & Wendy Breakell (Sep 29) 6-7 (1-7), 6-2, 6-4
Victoria Empson & Thomas Gaukrodger bt Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland (Sep 22) 7-5, 6-4
Victoria Empson & Thomas Gaukrodger bt John Watson & Bernadette Mason (Sep 9) 7-6 (7-0), 6-2
Reveal CommentCharlotte Danvers & Wendy Breakell bt Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland (Sep 1) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic match with brilliance from all players, and fun despite the rain storms. Great to meet you and hope to play again another time. "  -- Charlotte

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches for Manchester Parks.

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). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. 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.

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) 

Comments:
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