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Collapse AllManchester Parks Singles - Round 27 | Thursday 17 June 2021 to Wednesday 11 August 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 July 2021)

Thanks for playing in another great Round of Local Tennis Leagues! We saw many new and returning players on court, with plenty of matches played across the UK. We hope you enjoyed meeting new people and experiencing fun battles in your local area. There’s more tennis to come later this month with new Singles and Doubles Rounds launching in various locations. Be sure to sign up now for your next Round while the sun is still shining this summer!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Remi Hernandez [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Brian Taylor [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Matt Roberts [W4] 8
  4. Karl Kantor [W2] 4
  5. Ryan Cooke [W1, L3] 2
  6. Francesco Guarracino [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Dale Anson [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBrian Taylor bt Dale Anson (Aug 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Dale good game and all the best in the next one!"  -- Brian
Reveal CommentBrian Taylor bt Ryan Cooke (Aug 9) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Ryan, enjoyable game and look forward to playing again next time "  -- Brian
Reveal CommentMatt Roberts bt Ryan Cooke (Aug 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ryan! Horrible conditions but glad we got the match finished"  -- Matt
Reveal CommentMatt Roberts bt Dale Anson (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Dale! Great to get our match played"  -- Matt
  • "Thanks Matt. Nice to meet you, and thoroughly enjoyed playing." -- Dale
Remi Hernandez bt Ryan Cooke (Jul 19) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentKarl Kantor bt Brian Taylor (Jul 17) 3-2 Brian Taylor Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Good game but Brian couldn’t continue unfortunately due to injury. Get well soon fella."  -- Karl
Remi Hernandez bt Francesco Guarracino (Jul 15) 6-4, 7-5

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMatt Roberts bt Brian Taylor (Jul 13) 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (1-7), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "As tight as a match can possibly be! Right to the wire. Thanks Brian - incredible effort."  -- Matt
Remi Hernandez bt Brian Taylor (Jul 9) 7-5, 6-4
Karl Kantor bt Francesco Guarracino (Jun 29) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentMatt Roberts bt Remi Hernandez (Jun 28) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great competitive match Remi! Many great rallies and points during the 2+ hours that we were on court. Good luck with your other matches."  -- Matt
Reveal CommentBrian Taylor bt Francesco Guarracino (Jun 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely morning for tennis in alexandra park, all the best Francesco for your remaining matches"  -- Brian
Ryan Cooke bt Francesco Guarracino (Jun 23) 7-5, 6-3
Remi Hernandez bt Dale Anson (Jun 19) 6-0, 6-0

Group Summary:

It was a close race between Matthew and James for top spot, with both players winning 4 matches and earning 12 points, however Matthew came from a set down to win their head to head and with it the group crown!

Final Rankings:

  1. Matthew Roache [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. James Mercer [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Dom LORIMER [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Michael Cocker [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jose San Miguel [W2, UF1] 4
  6. Thomas Store [W1, L2, UF1] 3
  7. Richard Dishington 8.1 [W1, L2] 3
  8. Rob Goodwin [L7] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Store v Jose San Miguel (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Rain stopped play"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentMatthew Roache bt Richard Dishington (Aug 10) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Rich!" -- Matthew
Reveal CommentJose San Miguel bt James Mercer (Aug 10) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was good fun and the weather was nice with us"  -- Jose
Reveal CommentMatthew Roache bt Thomas Store (Aug 2) 7-6 (9-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Thomas and well played, enjoyed it!"  -- Matthew
Dom LORIMER bt Thomas Store (Aug 1) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentDom LORIMER bt Michael Cocker (Jul 30) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant match! Again so close, fortunately I came off the better this time!"  -- Dom
Reveal CommentThomas Store bt Rob Goodwin (Jul 21) 4-1, 3-5, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very hot but we got it done. Well played Rob."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentMatthew Roache bt James Mercer (Jul 13) 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Epic match fella, will sleep well tonight! Well played. "  -- Matthew
James Mercer bt Dom LORIMER (Jul 11) 6-3, 7-5
James Mercer bt Richard Dishington (Jul 10) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
James Mercer bt Michael Cocker (Jul 9) 6-3, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMichael Cocker bt Matthew Roache (Jul 5) 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played with many quality rallies. Thanks for the great game mate and looking forward to playing again soon. Best of luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Michael
Dom LORIMER bt Rob Goodwin (Jul 4) 6-1, 6-0
Matthew Roache bt Dom LORIMER (Jun 30) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentMatthew Roache bt Rob Goodwin (Jun 25) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Rob, enjoyed it!"  -- Matthew
James Mercer bt Rob Goodwin (Jun 22) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentMichael Cocker bt Rob Goodwin (Jun 21) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Rob. Fully enjoyed our match especially the second set with both of us going for our shots more. Good luck with the rest of you matches 👍 "  -- Michael
Jose San Miguel bt Rob Goodwin (Jun 19) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentRichard Dishington bt Rob Goodwin (Jun 18) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with a close second set that could have gone either way. Looking forward to playing again."  -- Richard

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Rob Slade 6.2 [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. MARK WHYTOCK [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Eugene Fulchini [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Laurence Hopkins [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Peter Simon 8.1 [W2, L3, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Bradley Horrocks 8.2 [L6] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Alhadi Boukr 8.2 [W1, L2, UF1] 4
  8. Chris Eastwood [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

MARK WHYTOCK bt Alhadi Boukr (Aug 11) 1-6, 6-2, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentEugene Fulchini bt Bradley Horrocks (Aug 10) 7-5, 2-6, [15-13]

Player Comments:

  • "Pure drama at the arena! I won a rally which was easily over 100 shots to save set point in set 1, then couldn't get over the line 9-6 up in the tiebreak! The lights went out at the worst possible time. To be finished, I hope! Always enjoy playing Eugene."  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Alhadi Boukr (Aug 8) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tense match this because I needed to win it to be sure of winning the group and I knew Hadi has had some good results eg his win v Laurence and in our warm up he was hitting well and freely, fh, bh and volleys. Not sure if it’s my recent glute injury restricting movement but I can’t get any power or depth on my ground shots so I was losing baseline rallies either by Hadi’s dour defending (he is very fit) or by Hadi’s excellent attacking ground shots into both my corners. As usual I won by playing at the net where my volleys and smashes just edged it over Hadi’s passing shots and lobs. Excellent long close match and workout, lots of long rallies and played in the stifling hot unventilated Manchester tennis centre. "  -- Rob
MARK WHYTOCK bt Chris Eastwood (Aug 5) 7-6 (7-1), 6-0
Peter Simon bt Bradley Horrocks (Jul 31) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Bradley Horrocks (Jul 30) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "I got a glute muscle/tendon strain last week so almost cancelled this match today which would have made promotion impossible. Compression shorts helped but the muscle was tight so my plan was deep shots from the baseline to stop Bradley moving me around. First game he hit four excellent shots that I wouldn’t have reached if fit so I was expecting 6-0 to Bradley and an early bath to stop my injury getting worse. Luckily for me Bradley wasn’t as consistent or attacking & I started to win most baseline rallies. In the 2nd set he started hitting excellent attacking deep accurate backhands cross court & down the line, & serving well so it went with serve until he served at 4-5 and lost his serve with a few unforced errors incl. a dble faul
Peter Simon v Alhadi Boukr (Jul 22) 3-6, 7-5 TBC
Reveal CommentMARK WHYTOCK bt Laurence Hopkins (Jul 22) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Mark was just too steady for me today. I ran out of ideas! Well played to Mark. "  -- Laurence
Reveal CommentAlhadi Boukr bt Laurence Hopkins (Jul 20) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very hard fought game. The first set lasted over an hour in itself with Laurence having a set point but 'squandering' it! Alhadi fought back and then came through the second set without too many problems. Most rallies were still over 5 shots long! "  -- Laurence
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt MARK WHYTOCK (Jul 18) 6-1, 3-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Mark beat group leader Eugenio so I’m expecting a tough game. Both baseline players who make zero unforced errors & who can easily lob or pass a net player. I won the 1st set with deep & pace shots to Mark’s b/h & getting to the net. But hard to keep up the pace in the boiling sun, & in the 2nd set Mark won most of the baseline rallies, many points from lobs & passing shots, & easily win the set 6-3 & went 2-0 up in the MTB. Who wins when so close is the one who most raises their game/energy, find most will/self belief. I did today but it was close. Mark fought back from 9-4 down to 9-7 & he only lost the final point after an excellent long battling rally. Near hottest sun scorching am of the year. Towels, water, cap, sunblock crucial"  -- Rob
Peter Simon bt MARK WHYTOCK (Jul 13) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Peter Simon (Jul 11) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Score 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 From the warm up I knew this game would be close. Peter played some excellent tennis, shots with pace, deep and angled, moving me all over the court From several approach shots I hit with pace deep to his forehand corner he hit outright winners, cross court tight angled passing shots into the service box. He was much the better baseline player so as usual I had to win most of my points at the net, but I did win a few from the back of the court, long rallies that had us both gasping for breath (first set indoors was over an hour). It was an excellent long very close hard fought match after which we had a beer and watched the Men’s Final on an excellent large high definition screen in the DL Cheadle lounge"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentLaurence Hopkins bt Bradley Horrocks (Jul 10) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Close games throughout. "  -- Laurence
MARK WHYTOCK bt Eugene Fulchini (Jul 10) 7-5, 0-6, [10-7]
Laurence Hopkins bt Chris Eastwood (Jul 8) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentMARK WHYTOCK bt Bradley Horrocks (Jul 4) 4-6, 7-5, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Mark for inviting me to his club's indoor courts on a wet Sunday. Was a close and long match with some interruptions. Good comeback from Mark in second set."  -- Bradley
Eugene Fulchini bt Laurence Hopkins (Jul 3) 6-2, 6-1
Rob Slade bt Chris Eastwood (Jul 2) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
Chris Eastwood bt Bradley Horrocks (Jun 27) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Laurence Hopkins bt Peter Simon (Jun 26) 7-6 (7-2), 6-0
Eugene Fulchini bt Rob Slade (Jun 26) 2-6, 6-2, [10-6]
Eugene Fulchini bt Chris Eastwood (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-3
Eugene Fulchini bt Peter Simon (Jun 24) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Laurence Hopkins (Jun 23) 6-4, 3-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent close tough match. As usual I was second best at the baseline, Laurence having by far the better forehand and serve, a lethal smash and a decent bh slice. I just about won enough points at the net because his passing shots and lobs were good as well. We were both steady so we had a few massive rallies leaving us both gasping for aid, but he was the steadier fitter and faster player. "  -- Rob

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Cameron Fawcett [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Robert Topping [W2, L1, UF2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. John Gregory [W4, L1] 9
  4. Faiz Almansour [W3, L2, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Richard Lucas 8.1 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Shingi Aisam [W1, L2, UF1] 2
  7. Alex Zhang [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobert Topping v Faiz Almansour (Aug 11) 7-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle in the first set, sadly unfinished due to the rain. Well played Faiz, looking forward to playing you in future."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentJohn Gregory bt Richard Lucas (Aug 5) 4-6, 6-3, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Awesome match, Richard is tough as hell and it was a pleasure to play together (apart from when you were lobbing me like a pro!).Well played brother, looking forward to more matches together. "  -- John
Robert Topping v Shingi Aisam (Aug 4) 7-5, 3-3 TBC
Reveal CommentJohn Gregory bt Faiz Almansour (Aug 2) 6-1, 0-0 Faiz Almansour Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play with Faiz and face that power forehand! Real shame you got injured and I look forward to having a full match in the future. "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Gregory bt Shingi Aisam (Jul 27) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Shingi, lots of running and hard fought points. Really enjoyable. "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Gregory bt Cameron Fawcett (Jul 19) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Way too good for me across the 2 games. Great smashes. Somehow managed to save 6 set points across 3 separate games. Epic match and John will be right up there I think "  -- Cameron
Reveal CommentFaiz Almansour bt Shingi Aisam (Jul 16) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed this Game. . Good luck the rest of your matches Shingi "  -- Faiz
Reveal CommentCameron Fawcett bt Richard Lucas (Jul 16) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game and really nice fella. Weather was lovely too "  -- Cameron
Reveal CommentShingi Aisam bt Cameron Fawcett (Jul 11) 6-0, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in hot tough conditions. Some long rallies and great fortitude from both at times. Great win for Shinji "  -- Cameron
Faiz Almansour bt Richard Lucas (Jul 9) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentCameron Fawcett bt Faiz Almansour (Jul 8) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game played in great weather and great spirits. Numerous 30 plus shot rallies. The first set alone was an hour and 15 minutes. "  -- Cameron
Robert Topping bt Richard Lucas (Jul 4) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRobert Topping bt John Gregory (Jun 30) 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Another epic, second final set tiebreak in as many matches for me, two hours 25 for the match in total! Well played John, a real battle, and not a match either of us really deserved to lose after all that."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRichard Lucas bt Alex Zhang (Jun 26) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the match Alex. We both hit some nice shots. All the best in your next match."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentFaiz Almansour bt Alex Zhang (Jun 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the lovely game Alex, all the best for your next matches"  -- Faiz
Reveal CommentCameron Fawcett bt Robert Topping (Jun 19) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Probably the best match I’ve been involved in for years. Extremely hungover from England playing yesterday and rob sure did make me sweat it out. He was unreal from 5-1 down in the 3rd to go 6-5 up. I saved 2 match points from 15-40 in that game. "  -- Cameron
  • "Brutal match, two hours 40 in total!! Well played Cameron, incredible speed to run down pretty much everything I tried, and played brilliantly to save the two match points." -- Robert
Reveal CommentCameron Fawcett bt Alex Zhang (Jun 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to have a knock before England game "  -- Cameron

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Thomas SHING [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ranganath Ranganna [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Yusuf Yaqub 9.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Will Barnes [W2] 4
  5. Paul Stalker [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Leo Burrell [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Hugo Mould [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentWill Barnes bt Ranganath Ranganna (Jul 31) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Will Barnes won 7/6 (7-3) 6/4"  -- Will
Leo Burrell bt Hugo Mould (Jul 16) Walkover
Reveal CommentYusuf Yaqub bt Leo Burrell (Jul 12) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Leo! Good luck with the rest. "  -- Yusuf
Reveal CommentRanganath Ranganna bt Paul Stalker (Jul 12) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Paul, very close second set!"  -- Ranganath
Ranganath Ranganna bt Leo Burrell (Jul 11) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentThomas SHING bt Yusuf Yaqub (Jul 9) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, well played Yusuf."  -- Thomas
Thomas SHING bt Leo Burrell (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRanganath Ranganna bt Yusuf Yaqub (Jul 1) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match, good comeback in second set. "  -- Ranganath
Reveal CommentYusuf Yaqub bt Paul Stalker (Jun 30) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well Played Paul. Good luck with your other matches. "  -- Yusuf
Will Barnes bt Leo Burrell (Jun 24) 7-6 (7-1), 6-0
Reveal CommentThomas SHING bt Paul Stalker (Jun 24) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game with delicate shots and perfect lobs,thanks for the game,Paul."  -- Thomas
Paul Stalker bt Leo Burrell (Jun 22) 6-4, 6-3

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Shoukat Ali 9.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Harry Brentnall [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Ignacio Sandez [W1, L2] 2
  4. Mark McCulloch [L1] 1
  5. Martin Reynolds [L3]
  6. Asim Din
  7. Fabio Carraro

Match Results:

Ignacio Sandez bt Martin Reynolds (Aug 4) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentHarry Brentnall bt Martin Reynolds (Jul 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, Martin. Good luck with the rest! "  -- Harry
Reveal CommentHarry Brentnall bt Ignacio Sandez (Jul 18) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very hot game! Lots of the games were much closer with lots of deuces than the end score would suggest. Thanks Nacho and good luck with the rest of your games."  -- Harry
Reveal CommentHarry Brentnall bt Shoukat Ali (Jul 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Harry!"  -- Shoukat

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentShoukat Ali bt Mark McCulloch (Jul 6) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-0)

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent Match! Unlucky Mark could have gone either way."  -- Shoukat
Reveal CommentShoukat Ali bt Ignacio Sandez (Jun 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Nacho. 2nd set could have gone either way. Well played fully enjoyed it. Good luck with the rest. See you again!"  -- Shoukat
Reveal CommentShoukat Ali bt Martin Reynolds (Jun 23) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Martin. Good luck with the rest!"  -- Shoukat

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Peter Barton [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ben Hodgson [W4, L1, UF1] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Alex Harris 10.1 [W4, L2] 9
  4. Wright Nichols [W1, L5] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ben Western 9.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Stephen Purver [W2, L4] 4
  7. George Powell [W1, L4, UF1] 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlex Harris bt George Powell (Aug 10) 5-7, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This match was all about momentum. George came out strong and raced to a 4-0 lead. I got back into the first set before George edged it. Then I came out strong in the second set before a tight decider as the light faded. I don’t think either of us played well at the same time but it was a very enjoyable match overall. Well played George. "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentBen Hodgson v George Powell (Aug 7) 6-3, 2-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Match was postponed due to rain - will try and complete before the deadline but running out of days and forecast is for rain on the next few days."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentWright Nichols bt George Powell (Jul 31) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great game on the Fallowfield courts, which are very kind to the knees and ankles. Some good rallies and net play, and some free points on neat first serves. Thanks for organizing George, and best of luck in your other matches!"  -- Wright
Reveal CommentBen Hodgson bt Alex Harris (Jul 26) 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight, competitive two sets of tennis. Really enjoyable match so far. To be continued on Saturday! "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentStephen Purver bt Ben Western (Jul 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game as usual v Ben!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentPeter Barton bt George Powell (Jul 19) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for tennis. Thanks for the invite to Fallowfield. Best of luck George"  -- Peter
Ben Hodgson bt Stephen Purver (Jul 19) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlex Harris bt Stephen Purver (Jul 18) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive (and hot) morning of tennis! The scoreline doesn’t reflect how close it was and virtually every game went to deuce. We played out several very long deuce games in the heat but I just edged them. Thanks for the match Stephen, all the best. "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlex Harris bt Wright Nichols (Jul 17) 6-4, 4-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match in the sweltering heat of a glorious Manchester July afternoon. Wright played some excellent grass court tennis but I just edged the match tiebreak. Thanks for the match Wright, all the best. "  -- Alex
Ben Hodgson bt Ben Western (Jul 17) 6-3, 6-2
George Powell bt Stephen Purver (Jul 16) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentPeter Barton bt Alex Harris (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for tennis. Hit a purple patch. Good luck Alex "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentBen Western bt George Powell (Jul 14) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really good match - we were very evenly matched and had some great rallies. The first set in particular could have gone either way. "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentAlex Harris bt Ben Western (Jul 10) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Ben and I are very evenly matched and we had a cracking match today. We had some mad rallies and Ben showed off some quality net play. And the rain held off! Thanks for the match Ben, looking forward to the next one. "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentPeter Barton bt Ben Hodgson (Jul 5) 6-3, 3-6, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "As close as the score suggests. Good luck Ben, and hope the elbow is on the mend"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Barton bt Stephen Purver (Jul 3) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in the drizzle. Loads of deuces, not many slips, and some good winners. All the best Steve"  -- Peter

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentStephen Purver bt Wright Nichols (Jun 30) 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "What a close and competitive game over nearly 3 hours on a warm and increasingly sunny afternoon. It was great to meet Wright and play on the grass at the Northern. We were so evenly matched and several games went to multiple deuces. Wright had excellent consistency on his first serve and a really good all-round game. In the end we had to play a tie break in lieu of a third set and that was also as close as it comes. Honestly by that point I didn't care who won as I was cream crackered. I hope we play again once I have had a very long lie down!"  -- Stephen
Ben Hodgson bt Wright Nichols (Jun 28) 4-6, 6-4, [10-7]
Reveal CommentPeter Barton bt Wright Nichols (Jun 24) 6-2, 4-6, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, with a close tie-break to finish it. Best of luck Wright"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentBen Western bt Wright Nichols (Jun 19) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A really close match with a lot of deuce games. Luckily for me, most of the long games seemed to go my way. Having said that, the longest of all was when I was serving for the match at 6-5 and Wright must have saved about ten match points before finally breaking to take it to a tiebreak. An enjoyable battle."  -- Ben

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Christopher Gawthrope [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tom Long [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nana Osei [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Steve Hurdsfield 10.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Owen Gearty [W2, L2] 5
  6. Patrick Lambton 9.2 [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Stephen Willner [W1, L2] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Long bt Stephen Willner (Aug 11) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match steve well played, tough battle in near constant drizzle. Lots of good rallies and some epic deuce games ."  -- Tom
Stephen Willner bt Patrick Lambton (Aug 10) 6-2, 6-3
Christopher Gawthrope bt Stephen Willner (Aug 9) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentTom Long bt Owen Gearty (Jul 22) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-0)

Player Comments:

  • "What a match, 3 hours in the blistering midday heat. I started out pretty aggressively, getting some joy trying to end the rallies quickly with the inside in forehand down the line. Went 5-2 up but faltered a little, then saw it out 6-4. Second set followed a similar pattern, Owen's forehand started to misfire so I kept targeting it and found myself 5-2 up again. But then Owen really dug in, solid on both sides, mixing things up with the sliced backhand, deep topspin rally balls, the odd moonball and a few awesome drop shots. I stayed aggressive but the unforced errors crept it. Owen took the third set 7-5 much to my frustration. Third was a real battle, went to a tie break which I won 7-0. Hard luck Owen, proper group of death this one!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentChristopher Gawthrope bt Owen Gearty (Jul 20) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played in the scorching heat at fletcher moss park! The shirts had to come off! One half of the court was in the pleasant shade from the nearby trees/ other half was like stepping in an oven with the hot sun beaming at whoever was unlucky to play on that side. The match consisted of massively long rally's, both going for consistency rather than hitting the risky winner shots. Owen executed some brilliant drop shots, always just clearing the net and no weakness's shown from his forearm vs backhand shots. Mistakes were eventually make from Owen in key points giving me the upper hand and closing the first set. 2nd set was similar but Owen made more mistakes + his attempts to run to the net was followed by my nicely timed lob shots. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentOwen Gearty bt Steve Hurdsfield (Jul 18) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "In the already scorching 9:30am heat, Owen & Steve settled in for a 3 set marathon on the sunstroked courts of the Albert Bowling & Tennis Club. Coming back from weeks of isolation, Owen struck first with clinical net play gaining him the first set. In the second, however, Steve utilised his serve to great effect with multiple aces leaving his opponent flailing at clean air. With rallies going longer and longer, Hurdsfield eliminated errors from his game to win set 2 and break Owen in the opening game of the final set. From that point on, the match became incredibly tense with both players on the brink of exhaustion. Yet, after many long baseline rallies, Owen converted his 3rd match point to edge the final set and match 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. "  -- Owen
Reveal CommentNana Osei bt Patrick Lambton (Jul 17) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Hard luck Paddy after winning 5 straight games from 5:1 down in the 1st set.... only to lose to tie break. Thanks for the match. I think I have played you more than anyone in this league. All the best. "  -- Nana
  • "Hot Stuff! Despite playing at 8 in the morning, it was still absolutely scorchio and Nana and I had a cracking match that ebbed and flowed. Difficult to keep up the hydration in that sort of heat but we both hit some pretty nice shots." -- Patrick
Reveal CommentTom Long bt Patrick Lambton (Jul 14) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with Tom. He hit some absolutely searing winners, pouncing on anything even vaguely resembling a short ball. His aggressive style got him a bit tight on a few occasions whilst he was serving to close out the first set, and gave me a number of break back points in the course of a long long deuce to get back into it. However, I was unable to capitalize on any of them and as such Tom took the first. He came out with renewed confidence in the second set and absolutely blasted me off the court. Really good to be involved in some good attacking tennis, even if I was totally outclassed on this occasion. Cheers Tom."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentChristopher Gawthrope bt Steve Hurdsfield (Jul 14) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very close first set, could have gone either way. Steve playing some lovely topspin forehand shots and great serves (including 2nd serves). Second set steve made frequent errors (which i feel is unlike steve) but this is tennis and things like this can happen. Hard luck this time and goodluck with the rest of the matches"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Gawthrope bt Tom Long (Jul 14) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tom is a fantastic player, his technic when hitting his topspin shots with power is lovely to watch. This match could have gone either way. Only consistency was the difference between winning and losing but judging off how Tom played... he was the real winner. Keep playing tennis consistently + having coaching and you'll be soon in group 1 of this league in no time. "  -- Christopher
Steve Hurdsfield bt Patrick Lambton (Jul 11) 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 6-0
Reveal CommentNana Osei bt Christopher Gawthrope (Jul 10) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some Unbelievable rallies today. Well played Chris and hard luck. "  -- Nana

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt Christopher Gawthrope (Jul 9) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A real story of players being unable to lead well in a tennis match. With a string breaking on my racquet during the hit up, I was thankfully lent one by a person on the next door court. With this new weapon in hand, I was filled with an uncharacteristic confidence and raced into a 4-0 lead in the first set. However, Chris rallied well and managed a fightback, with me eventually taking the first set narrowly. In the second set it was a similar story but the opposite, with Chris storming to 4-0 up before being pegged back at 4-4 and eventually winning it. The final set was a grueling affair, the rallies were long, the heat was hot, and despite having a commanding 5-2 lead at one stage I just managed to scrape it on a nervy tie-breaker. "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentNana Osei bt Tom Long (Jul 9) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Tom. All the best in your remaining matches. "  -- Nana
Reveal CommentTom Long bt Steve Hurdsfield (Jun 27) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Steve, score doesn’t tell the full story here I had to fight hard for every point, lots of long rallies and deep balls. Best of luck Steve with the rest of your matches "  -- Tom
Steve Hurdsfield bt Nana Osei (Jun 24) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentOwen Gearty bt Patrick Lambton (Jun 22) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "On the second longest day of the year, Paddy and Owen settled in the 6pm summer solstice sun to play the opening match of group 8. With the England fixture looming, both players seemed as nervous as the Czech defence in an error strewn first set which Owen managed to secure 6-1. In the second, Paddy and Owen's play improved dramatically with the former's serve clicking into gear putting pressure on his opponent whom was often seen scrambling across the court to return. In the points that mattered, however, Owen gained the upper hand converting many long, apprehensive deuce games and rallies by coming to the net. Overall, a great display of tennis leaving both players looking forward to the rest of their MPTL matches."  -- Owen

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Liam Cousins [W7] 14 WINNER
  2. Anthony Thistleton [W6, L1] 12 RUNNER UP
  3. Dan Peacock [W4, L2] 8
  4. Mark Bate [W1, L3, UF1] 3
  5. Jane Meloy [L3] 1
  6. Josh Barley [L2]
  7. Michael Chiu [L4]
  8. Dhugal Clark [L3, UF1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Bate v Dhugal Clark (Aug 11) 7-6, 5-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Well matched players here Dhugal has a cracking 1st and 2nd serve, I had 3 match points but Dhugal pulled it back to make it 5-5 great match and no doubt see you in the next round pal"  -- Mark
Anthony Thistleton bt Josh Barley (Aug 10) Walkover
Reveal CommentLiam Cousins bt Dhugal Clark (Aug 9) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Dhugal for a good match. I found myself forced to stand back some to deal with the heavy spin on the serve and often found myself on the back foot, scrambling for your strong shots. Good luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Liam
Reveal CommentAnthony Thistleton bt Dhugal Clark (Aug 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Dhugal. The score isn't an accurate representation, plenty of deuce games and some decent powerful serves. You were unlucky to catch me on one of my better days on the court. "  -- Anthony
Liam Cousins bt Michael Chiu (Aug 7) Walkover
Reveal CommentLiam Cousins bt Mark Bate (Aug 4) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Mark for a good match. Your nifty shots awoke the octopus! Hopefully you won't see me next round. ; ) Thanks again!"  -- Liam
Reveal CommentDan Peacock bt Mark Bate (Aug 2) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match, scores stayed close throughout and both sets could’ve gone either way. Good luck for your other games Mark!"  -- Dan
Reveal CommentAnthony Thistleton bt Michael Chiu (Aug 1) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "You hit with great technique Mike and a couple of special shots that make it onto the highlight reel. Thanks for an interesting battle!"  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentLiam Cousins bt Dan Peacock (Jul 31) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match, Dan, in this battle from the baseline. Was good to meet you. Best of luck for the rest of your matches. "  -- Liam
Reveal CommentLiam Cousins bt Anthony Thistleton (Jul 31) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another good one Anthony. Forced me to think about things and play much better in the second. Great come back in the first from 5-2 down. Well played. "  -- Liam
Reveal CommentMark Bate bt Michael Chiu (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Been a while since we last played and Michael wasn't quite on it today, the score was closer than it suggests alot of deuces and I was let back in on a few games, good seeing you again pal"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentDan Peacock bt Michael Chiu (Jul 25) 7-6 (7-0), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I was fortunate to win the first set, then had the momentum into the second set to see me through, but lots of close games and long rallies throughout! Cheers Mike. "  -- Dan
Reveal CommentLiam Cousins bt Josh Barley (Jul 24) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another good match/tussle Josh. Best of luck for your remaining matches. "  -- Liam
Reveal CommentAnthony Thistleton bt Jane Meloy (Jul 22) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant match, you were absolutely rock solid Jane managing to get everything back and making it extremely difficult to hit a winner. Some really fun extended rallies especially in the 2nd set and a tiebreak either of us could have won! Good luck with the rest of your games "  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentAnthony Thistleton bt Dan Peacock (Jul 21) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Serveathon! Great match to be a part of, some great rallies and serving. Your backhand was especially potent Dan - good luck with the rest of your matches "  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentDan Peacock bt Dhugal Clark (Jul 19) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match despite the intense heat! Thanks Dhugal and good luck for your other games. "  -- Dan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDan Peacock bt Jane Meloy (Jul 9) 5-7, 6-3, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "A great match, with competitive games from the first until the last! Good luck for the rest of your matches! "  -- Dan
Reveal CommentLiam Cousins bt Jane Meloy (Jun 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Jane for a good match. Great retrieving, potent shots and good rallies. All the best with your training and the rest of your tennis!"  -- Liam
Reveal CommentAnthony Thistleton bt Mark Bate (Jun 23) 6-2, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for another top match Mark, we both served well and a really tight second set that could have gone either way. Good luck with the rest of your matches and more importantly let's hope England bring it home. "  -- Anthony

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Warren Kwan [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Bev Harley 9.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Antonio Trillo [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Daniel Alexander [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andy Taylor [L2]
  6. Robert Hayden [L3]
  7. Ryan Hope [L2]

Match Results:

Warren Kwan bt Robert Hayden (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-1
Bev Harley bt Andy Taylor (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentWarren Kwan bt Bev Harley (Aug 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was an amazing game with Bev! Lots of deuces and rallies, good luck with the rest of the game"  -- Warren
Reveal CommentWarren Kwan bt Daniel Alexander (Jul 26) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very enjoyable match Daniel. Good luck with the rest of your matches"  -- Warren
Bev Harley bt Ryan Hope (Jul 18) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentWarren Kwan bt Andy Taylor (Jul 13) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very good game Andy, nice meeting you!"  -- Warren
Bev Harley bt Daniel Alexander (Jul 8) 7-5, 6-3
Daniel Alexander bt Robert Hayden (Jul 2) 6-2, 6-1
Bev Harley bt Antonio Trillo (Jul 1) 6-1, 6-0
Bev Harley bt Robert Hayden (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentWarren Kwan bt Antonio Trillo (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a lovely match Antonio. Good luck with the rest of the matches"  -- Warren
Reveal CommentWarren Kwan bt Ryan Hope (Jun 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was certainly a very intense match! Thank you very much and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Warren

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAntonio Trillo bt Daniel Alexander (Jun 21) 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Great opening game between Dan and me!! Both sets have been very challenging with great tenacity and eagerness to win on both side of the net ."  -- Antonio

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Mark Dryden 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Dante Cristea [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Tom Bett [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rohan Young [L2] withdrawn
  5. Dave Williams [L3]
  6. Brian Austin
  7. Vladimir Tuntev

Match Results:

Dante Cristea bt Dave Williams (Jul 15) 6-0, 6-1
Mark Dryden bt Rohan Young (Jul 1) Walkover
Tom Bett bt Dave Williams (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMark Dryden bt Tom Bett (Jun 23) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A great game of tennis with Tom with lots of deuce games and brilliant rallies. Tough on Tom to lose the 2nd set as he was probably the better player. Good luck with the rest of your matches! "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentTom Bett bt Rohan Young (Jun 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, Rohan, and all the best for your next matches."  -- Tom
Dante Cristea bt Tom Bett (Jun 19) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentMark Dryden bt Dave Williams (Jun 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice meeting you and welcome to the League Dave. Good luck with your remaining matches! "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentDante Cristea bt Mark Dryden (Jun 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A hard match against a tough opponent. Well played Dante, good luck with your remaining matches!" -- Mark

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Stephen Warne [W5, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Kartic Rajaram [W5, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Demetri Loizou [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Conor McGurran 10.2 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ross Hayes [W2, L4] withdrawn 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Belina Sithole [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Azi Farsadkhah [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentConor McGurran bt Ross Hayes (Aug 10) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match, definitely my match of the group. We both played some excellent tennis in the first two sets, with some brilliant rallies. Ross kindly said that I played some of the best volleys he's seen in 20 years! Unfortunately the level dropped a bit for both of us in the final set due to tiredness, but that's to be expected after such an intense first two sets. Thanks for the match Ross, loved it!"  -- Conor
Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Ross Hayes (Aug 9) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I managed to adapt better to more tough court conditions. Good to see Ross on the mend and able to play as he is a good honest competitor." -- Stephen

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBelina Sithole bt Azi Farsadkhah (Aug 6) 6-4, 6-7 (1-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game, Azi played really well considering she is new to the leauge. We had to play this match over 2 days to complete 3rd set as it was getting late"  -- Belina
Reveal CommentStephen Warne v Kartic Rajaram (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Epic battle with f the top 2. Nothing really in it. Both players had moments of excellent play and both had occasional errors. Look forward to trying to finish it. "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentConor McGurran bt Azi Farsadkhah (Aug 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Azi. We had some fun rallies and close games. Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Conor
Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Conor McGurran (Jul 31) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough conditions as the court hadn’t fully recovered from overnight rain, but this was still a high quality match with some fabulous rallies and shots, Connor is a great player and competitor so any win against him is a very pleasing one. All the best Connor, and thanks for coming out of town for the game "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentKartic Rajaram bt Ross Hayes (Jul 23) 7-5, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game. Thanks Ross"  -- Kartic
Reveal CommentDemetri Loizou bt Ross Hayes (Jul 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First set played on grass, second on Astro. Good match, with excellent and tricky shots from both sides of the court."  -- Demetri
Reveal CommentKartic Rajaram bt Conor McGurran (Jul 13) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lot of close games. Enjoyed the game. Thanks Connor."  -- Kartic
Reveal CommentRoss Hayes bt Belina Sithole (Jul 10) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in very humid conditions. Some great rallies along the way and I look forward to playing Belina again."  -- Ross
Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Azi Farsadkhah (Jul 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for game Azi. Don’t lose heart in playing. There were some good rallies in there -@@ the best with remaining games "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentDemetri Loizou bt Conor McGurran (Jul 9) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing match. The second set was the toughest set I've ever won. Conor is an unbelievable competitor, saving 6 match points. Not sure either of us were physically capable of a third set after a couple of incredibly long and important deuce games late in the second (at least 9 deuces on one of them)."  -- Demetri
Ross Hayes bt Azi Farsadkhah (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Demetri Loizou (Jun 30) 6-1, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Relief and joy to be on the winning side of this epic match. I started well and Demetri made a lot of errors but he played really well second set to take it to a 3rd. Third set had everything with some mammoth rallies and amazing shots. I got the key break in game 8 and held my nerve to serve it out, winning on a drop shot that was the only one that Demetri didn't make! Absolutely shattered at the end. Great game, bit of a shame someone had to lose but all the best with the round."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentKartic Rajaram bt Azi Farsadkhah (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Azi. Good luck for the rest of the matches"  -- Kartic
Reveal CommentKartic Rajaram bt Belina Sithole (Jun 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Belina for being really flexible with the timing. Enjoyed the game and all the best for the remaining matches."  -- Kartic
Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Belina Sithole (Jun 25) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game with some good rallies. You can see Belina has really improved with playing more games. Good to see you again and thanks the game."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentKartic Rajaram bt Demetri Loizou (Jun 24) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close game. Could've gone either way. Demetri is a very good player." -- Kartic
Reveal CommentConor McGurran bt Belina Sithole (Jun 21) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed this match. Lots of fun rallies. Good luck the rest of your matches Belina."  -- Conor

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Imran Arshad [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Patricio Serra [W4, L1] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. Chibuike Iruloh [W2, L2] 5
  4. Jason Yu [W1, L3] 2
  5. Oliver Bird [L2]
  6. Charlie Wild [L4]
  7. Matthew Hargraves withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Imran Arshad bt Jason Yu (Aug 11) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
Chibuike Iruloh bt Jason Yu (Aug 7) Walkover
Reveal CommentPatricio Serra bt Charlie Wild (Aug 6) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "I folded in the first set, but it became a good contest in the second! Great consistent serving from Patricio and some good ralleys throughout!" -- Charlie
Reveal CommentPatricio Serra bt Jason Yu (Aug 5) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight match. Beautiful one-handed backhand, Jason. Look forward to playing more games. Good luck!"  -- Patricio
Patricio Serra bt Oliver Bird (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-3
Imran Arshad bt Oliver Bird (Jul 31) 6-0, 6-0
Patricio Serra bt Chibuike Iruloh (Jul 25) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentImran Arshad bt Charlie Wild (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game in incredibly hot weather! Imran played some aggressive tennis and served excellently. There were some good rallies! Thanks for the match, and good luck with your upcoming games! "  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentJason Yu bt Charlie Wild (Jul 16) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Many good shots from Charlie Lets play more in future"  -- Jason
Chibuike Iruloh bt Charlie Wild (Jul 9) 6-3, 6-2
Imran Arshad bt Chibuike Iruloh (Jul 8) 6-3, 6-4
Imran Arshad bt Patricio Serra (Jun 27) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Sohan Rabheru [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Gregory Bennett [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Steven Garman [W1, L1] 2
  4. Antonio Manrique [W1, L1] 2
  5. AnneMarie Connolly [L1]
  6. Patrik Tzortzakos [L1]
  7. Vinny Haywood [L3]
  8. Leon Wellings Jones [L1]

Match Results:

Sohan Rabheru bt Steven Garman (Aug 7) Walkover
Sohan Rabheru bt Antonio Manrique (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Sohan Rabheru bt Gregory Bennett (Jul 27) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentSohan Rabheru bt Vinny Haywood (Jul 24) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game"  -- Sohan
Reveal CommentGregory Bennett bt Leon Wellings Jones (Jul 15) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Couple of break backs in a greatly synchronised second set. You pushed me hard to hit every ball in by the end Leon, with some super rallies in there..enjoyed the match! Best of luck"  -- Gregory
Reveal CommentSohan Rabheru bt AnneMarie Connolly (Jul 9) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Lots of rallies. Thanks for the tips."  -- Sohan
Reveal CommentGregory Bennett bt Patrik Tzortzakos (Jul 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match was played with Patryk - although it was one sided Patryk played a well rounded game. Good luck going forward in your next matches!" -- Gregory
Antonio Manrique bt Vinny Haywood (Jun 30) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentGregory Bennett bt Vinny Haywood (Jun 26) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We got a number of good deuce battles in both sets. Vinny was an excellent opponent. Cheers for the match."  -- Gregory
Steven Garman bt Gregory Bennett (Jun 17) 6-0, 6-1

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Adams [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. John Boyle [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Danny Riley [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nigel Parkin [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Kerry McMahon [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alyson Sheppard 8.2 [W1, L3] 3
  7. Adam Chowdhury [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNigel Parkin bt Alyson Sheppard (Aug 11) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Kerry, great to play you again. No wind this time round but still some great shots played. Tennis can drinks container available on request 😉"  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentKerry McMahon bt Adam Chowdhury (Aug 10) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Adam was a great player and had a solid return on my serves and great player at the net. Think this was both of our first time in these leagues so great introduction back into tennis for us. Thanks for the match Adam :)"  -- Kerry
Reveal CommentNigel Parkin bt Adam Chowdhury (Aug 9) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Adam. Each game was a real battle. hope to play again soon"  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentPaul Adams bt Danny Riley (Aug 9) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another great game with Danny. Weather and courts were a bit challenging tonight. Look forward to playing you again."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Adams bt Alyson Sheppard (Aug 4) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another great game with Alyson with some excellent rallies!"  -- Paul

Match of the Group:

John Boyle bt Alyson Sheppard (Aug 3) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentAlyson Sheppard bt Kerry McMahon (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable game Kerry. Your backhand was on fire! And thanks for the bee funeral ;-)"  -- Alyson
Reveal CommentPaul Adams bt Kerry McMahon (Jul 31) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great game with some great rallies. Kerry's speed around the court was amazing - I look forward to playing again!"  -- Paul
Danny Riley bt Adam Chowdhury (Jul 22) 7-5, 6-1
John Boyle bt Adam Chowdhury (Jul 19) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentDanny Riley bt John Boyle (Jul 14) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What a match. John is a beast and wore me down in a second set but it was too dark to continue so we played again a different day. Can’t wait for the next one. "  -- Danny
Reveal CommentDanny Riley bt Kerry McMahon (Jul 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Kerry made me work for the win and was brilliant at keeping the ball in play. Can’t wait for the rematch. "  -- Danny
Reveal CommentNigel Parkin bt Kerry McMahon (Jul 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great workout on the tennis court this morning. Some great rallies. Strong finish from Kerry. Who needs Wimbledon👍🏻"  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentJohn Boyle bt Kerry McMahon (Jul 9) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "John was a great player to play with. We had some good rallies and he got me on his serves a couple of times. Made me work for my points. Great first game! "  -- Kerry
Paul Adams bt John Boyle (Jul 8) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentPaul Adams bt Nigel Parkin (Jul 5) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with the majority of games going to deuce. Look forward to playing you again Nigel"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJohn Boyle bt Nigel Parkin (Jun 28) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great night for a game of tennis. Well played john, keep it up👍🏻"  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentDanny Riley bt Nigel Parkin (Jun 26) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with a top player. Nigel is skilful and has a dangerous serve. I just pipped the many deuces this time. "  -- Danny
Reveal CommentPaul Adams bt Adam Chowdhury (Jun 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with some long rallies. Much closer than the score suggests. "  -- Paul
  • "Debutant Chowdhury fought hard but Adams had more than enough to kick their campaign off with a straight sets win. After two tight opening games, Adams established a 5-1 lead. However, Chowdhury would not go quietly (as the people playing basketball three courts away will confirm). Chowdhury broke back but the deficit was too much & Adams took the first set. Throughout the match, there were long, competitive rallies. Adams pulled off a magnificent one-handed reverse backhand. Chowdhury preserved at the net & finally got his due towards the end of the match. More often than not though, Adams won the last shot of the rally. An underarm serve from Chowdhury in the last game of the match laid bare his mental state & Adams won 6-3 6-1." -- Adam

Group Summary:

It was neck and neck between Daniel and Becky in the race for top spot, both winning 5 matches to finish on 13 points, however Daniel won a hard-fought 3 setter against Becky to finish in the lead!

Final Rankings:

  1. Daniel Spencer [W5, L1, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Becky Grey [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Brian Devlin [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Francesco Starace [W3, L2, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Pippa Campbell [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Martyn Shaw 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  7. Emma McGuigan 10.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Siu Li [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDaniel Spencer bt Emma McGuigan (Aug 10) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Emma!"  -- Daniel
Brian Devlin bt Francesco Starace (Aug 4) Walkover
Martyn Shaw bt Pippa Campbell (Aug 1) 7-5, 6-1
Becky Grey bt Siu Li (Jul 29) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentBrian Devlin bt Siu Li (Jul 27) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game. Good luck in your next matches"  -- Brian
Daniel Spencer bt Pippa Campbell (Jul 19) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentBecky Grey bt Brian Devlin (Jul 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The scoreline didn’t reflect the game 😂"  -- Becky
Becky Grey bt Martyn Shaw (Jul 17) 6-2, 6-2
Pippa Campbell bt Siu Li (Jul 14) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentEmma McGuigan bt Brian Devlin (Jul 11) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very warm but enjoyable game, cheers Brian"  -- Emma
Becky Grey bt Emma McGuigan (Jul 8) 6-1, 6-0
Francesco Starace bt Siu Li (Jul 8) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0
Daniel Spencer v Francesco Starace (Jul 4) 6-1 TBC

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFrancesco Starace bt Pippa Campbell (Jun 29) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game! Good luck for the rest of the tournament! -- Francesco"  -- Francesco
Brian Devlin bt Pippa Campbell (Jun 27) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (10-8)
Martyn Shaw bt Daniel Spencer (Jun 26) 6-2, 7-5
Becky Grey bt Francesco Starace (Jun 26) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentFrancesco Starace bt Emma McGuigan (Jun 22) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • " Enjoyable game in lovely sunshine!" -- Emma
Reveal CommentDaniel Spencer bt Becky Grey (Jun 22) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable and hard-fought match – both of us were chasing down lots of balls, and Becky hit some great lobs. I think we were both quite tired going into the deciding tiebreak, but I managed to find a few good serves to help me get over the line. Thanks Becky!"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Spencer bt Brian Devlin (Jun 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Brian, some fun rallies in there. Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Spencer bt Siu Li (Jun 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, Siu!"  -- Daniel

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Matthew Rosewarne [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sue Goodwin 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Emmanouil Filippou [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mo Dow [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Linda Trivoluzzi [L3, UF1] 1
  6. Natalie Brunt [L1, UF1]
  7. Omar Arshad [L3]
  8. Vanessa Waldron

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLinda Trivoluzzi v Natalie Brunt (Aug 4) 6-2, 1-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, good fun playing Natalie, sunny weather made it even more enjoyable"  -- Linda
Reveal CommentEmmanouil Filippou bt Linda Trivoluzzi (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice conditions, competitive match, many deuces and quite a few very long rallies, I enjoyed the match very much! Good luck with the rest of your games Linda and thanks for the good match!"  -- Emmanouil
Reveal CommentMatthew Rosewarne bt Omar Arshad (Jul 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with lots of deuces. Omar was good with the chop shot. A pleasure to play against. Good luck in the rest of your games"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Omar Arshad (Jul 20) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Omar and well played. The first set couldn't have been closer and the day couldn't have been hotter - good to share your first league tiebreak with you. Enjoy the rest of your games."  -- Sue
Reveal CommentEmmanouil Filippou bt Omar Arshad (Jul 18) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Even though with strong sun, we had a very competitive game, with many deuces, long points and tricky chop shots!! I enjoyed the game, Good luck on your next games Omar."  -- Emmanouil
Reveal CommentMatthew Rosewarne bt Natalie Brunt (Jul 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game at Davyhulme, some good rallies and not as one sided as the score line suggests. Good luck in the rest of your games Natalie"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMo Dow bt Emmanouil Filippou (Jul 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable match Manos. Good to meet you and best of luck with the remaining games. "  -- Mo

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Linda Trivoluzzi (Jul 8) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Linda - a good, long, close and quite eventful match. By the third meeting, I was getting used to the metal nets. Hope you enjoy the rest of the round."  -- Sue
Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Emmanouil Filippou (Jun 27) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Manos, enjoyed our match - especially the very close second set. Enjoy the rest of the round."  -- Sue
Reveal CommentMatthew Rosewarne bt Mo Dow (Jun 27) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good long game, Mo has some good ground strokes. Good luck in the rest of your games"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Rosewarne bt Linda Trivoluzzi (Jun 24) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match in overcast conditions. Linda was a tough player to break down and had some good ground strokes. Good luck in the rest of your games"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Mo Dow (Jun 24) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Mo, once we found a court we liked we went on to have a long, close, match, with so many deuces and long games. Enjoy the rest of your matches."  -- Sue
Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Matthew Rosewarne (Jun 21) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Matt, another good, long 3 setter. Always enjoy these matches. Enjoy the rest of the round."  -- Sue
Reveal CommentMatthew Rosewarne bt Emmanouil Filippou (Jun 19) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in hot conditions. Manos had a good serve and played some nice shots, in particularly in the second set. Good luck in rest of your games"  -- Matthew