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Collapse AllMeadows, Edinburgh Singles - Round 49 | Thursday 28 February 2019 to Wednesday 24 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 27 March 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Tom Johnston 7.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Adam Etinson 10.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Adam Leel 7.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Antoni Prats Cervero [W1, L2] 2
  5. Garry Porteous 9.1 [W1, L3] 2
  6. Pierre Henry 10.1 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Iain MacRae [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGarry Porteous bt Pierre Henry (Apr 24) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good tight game, could have gone either way"  -- Garry
Adam Etinson bt Iain MacRae (Apr 18) Walkover
Tom Johnston bt Antoni Prats Cervero (Apr 13) Walkover
Adam Leel bt Garry Porteous (Apr 13) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Pierre Henry (Apr 4) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A closer match than the score indicates. Plenty of long, grueling rallies. Was lucky my slice was working well! Looking forward to the next match, Pierre!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentTom Johnston bt Adam Leel (Mar 29) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Another tight battle with Adam that went from day to night. Close first set and a second in which Adam came from 5-2 and match point down to force a tiebreak. Very happy and relieved to take the win."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentAdam Leel bt Pierre Henry (Mar 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, we both played well. Match point was epic."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentTom Johnston bt Garry Porteous (Mar 24) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy game - score certainly not a fair reflection of the match. Looking forward to another game in better conditions "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Johnston bt Pierre Henry (Mar 23) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Pierre today. Both struggled with the wind but good game and looking forward to a rematch. "  -- Tom
Adam Leel bt Antoni Prats Cervero (Mar 22) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Adam Leel (Mar 17) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Another epic clash with Adam. Ran out of time at Craiglockhart so had to finish the match at the Meadows. Can’t even count the see-saws in momentum. Looking forward to the next match against Adam"  -- Adam
Adam Etinson bt Garry Porteous (Mar 16) 6-1, 6-2
Antoni Prats Cervero bt Pierre Henry (Mar 9) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentTom Johnston bt Adam Etinson (Mar 1) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another great battle with Adam (these are becoming a bit of a regular thing). Great quality match and really tight - could have gone either way. "  -- Tom

Current Rankings:

  1. Guillaume De Cremoux 8.1 [W7] 14
  2. Lee Simmonds 9.1 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Colin Gill 9.1 [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Stuart Shaw [W4, L2] 8
  5. David Wood 8.2 [W3, L3] 7
  6. Corbin Chaplin 10.1 [W2, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sivaraj Saxena 9.1 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Robert Marshall [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStuart Shaw bt Corbin Chaplin (Apr 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fine to have good conditions and a good match many thanks Corbin!"  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentGuillaume De Cremoux bt Colin Gill (Apr 21) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Let's take the luxury to complain about the good weather: the balls were flying; difficult to play on the baseline. I am never happy. But we had fun in the first set still; the second one was more playing on each other mistake and Colin was weakened by his lingering bug at the end."  -- Guillaume
Reveal CommentColin Gill bt David Wood (Apr 20) 6-4, 1-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "What a beautiful day for tennis. 19° and no wind made it ideal conditions for our match today. It was very close throughout even with the big margins in the second and third sets. Nice to come through with the win. "  -- Colin
Reveal CommentStuart Shaw bt Robert Marshall (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Pleased with the win after managing to take several deuce games. Good battle Thanks Robert"  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentGuillaume De Cremoux bt Lee Simmonds (Apr 15) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another good match for me. It started with a dogfight until 4/2. But then Lee lost some crucial points to come back to 4/3, then gave me in 2 minutes the last two games of the first set and lost momentum in the second. It could have been another match without this famous ball that was going out and that he caught with his racket. "  -- Guillaume
  • "Tricky with the wind tonight, first set was close but I paid for a poor finish to the end of the first and start of the second set. We played a 3rd set which I won 6-2 which gives me some encouragement for future matches! I have to mention that Guillaume has the best backhand of anyone I have played, the most aesthetically pleasing shot in tennis - the single handed topspin backhand. Well played Guillaume," -- Lee
Reveal CommentColin Gill bt Robert Marshall (Apr 14) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match on a windy morning with some great rallies and close games. Thanks Robert. "  -- Colin
David Wood bt Corbin Chaplin (Apr 13) 7-5, 6-4
David Wood bt Sivaraj Saxena (Apr 13) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentGuillaume De Cremoux bt Robert Marshall (Apr 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Sorry for Robert; I played much better than all my other matches and all my shots were in. Hopefully closer match next time."  -- Guillaume
Reveal CommentCorbin Chaplin bt Robert Marshall (Apr 10) 6-4, 7-6 (12-10)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game on a sunny day. The second set reflects the overall match perfectly with some good rallies, precise shots (and lobs) and lots of break points. Well played Robert- look forward to the next one."  -- Corbin
Reveal CommentLee Simmonds bt Robert Marshall (Apr 10) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice evening for tennis and a fun match with Rob. Only his second match in the group and having not played for a few months, there were a few too many errors. I can see potential for good matches in the future though! Cheers Rob. "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentGuillaume De Cremoux bt Stuart Shaw (Apr 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Last decent evening before the bad weather coming up. I played well but Stuart completely missed his match today."  -- Guillaume
Reveal CommentGuillaume De Cremoux bt David Wood (Apr 1) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Bright sun, no wind. We deserved it after all these weeks. David missed two important games of services, but otherwise compensated his low percentage of first serves by high quality second ones, always on line and hard to return."  -- Guillaume
Reveal CommentColin Gill bt Corbin Chaplin (Mar 30) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A bit of an overcast and drizzly morning for tennis today. I managed to get an early lead and hang to it in the first set but Corbin was clawing back in the second. At 5-2 I thought we were nearly finished but at 5-4 with Corbin to serve I was rueing those breaks in my own serve. I then managed to fall over and dent my shoulder and pride so dug in to hang on, break serve and avoid another service game. Thanks for the match. "  -- Colin
Reveal CommentLee Simmonds bt Sivaraj Saxena (Mar 30) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with Siv at the Meadows in light rain for part of it. Second set was tight up to 2-2 before I was able to pull away and finish the match. Always good to play you Siv, best of luck with the rest of the round! "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentGuillaume De Cremoux bt Corbin Chaplin (Mar 25) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We could miraculously find an available court somewhere in Edinburgh among all these events at the Meadows and Craiglockhart, and there was hardly any wind after these weeks of storm and cancellation. Playing at my club on my (astro)turf gave me an advantage too."  -- Guillaume
Reveal CommentLee Simmonds bt Colin Gill (Mar 24) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Colin played over 2 sessions as we were unable to get finished on Sunday. First set I started well and got up a couple of breaks before Colin came back into it, so I was happy to get the set under my belt. Second set took a while to get the breakthrough, lots of deuce games before I managed to break for 3-2. Played to a finish on Wednesday with no drama so had time for a bonus set which Colin won. I knew it was coming to be honest, Colin has a good all round game and with more match play I can see a different result in the future. Well played and look forward to our next meeting! "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentColin Gill bt Sivaraj Saxena (Mar 23) 7-5, 2-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another fun (and tough) match with Siv on this windy morning. Managed to come back from 3-1 down to win a first set that swung right to the end. Siv started the second very well and I just couldn’t keep up. Luckily I managed to find a second wind and finish things off in the third. Good to see you as always and good luck for the rest of the round. "  -- Colin
Reveal CommentStuart Shaw bt Colin Gill (Mar 20) 6-0, 2-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Scoreline straight from the WTA. Colin was excellent second set but I was pleased to battle through first and third sets, especially the 16 minute game at the start of the third. Good luck to Colin for the rest of the round."  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentLee Simmonds bt David Wood (Mar 18) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely evening for tennis with little wind for a change. A fast start by David had me hanging on but then a loose service game helped me to get back in to the set and I started to play better. I felt like the first set was on David’s racquet as he hit a lot of winners but also unfortunately a few too many errors. The second set I played pretty well and didn’t really make any mistakes which perhaps made David go for too much on occasion. Overall a pretty good standard from both of us! And a pleasure to play someone who plays tennis ‘properly’ - goes for his shots and doesn’t play passively from the baseline. Thanks David and look forward to the next one. "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Simmonds bt Corbin Chaplin (Mar 17) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A windy day at the Meadows which seems to be the norm now. I probably settled more quickly but Corbin found his range in the second set which was close with lots of good play from both of us. Enjoyable match and look forward to playing again!"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentGuillaume De Cremoux bt Sivaraj Saxena (Mar 17) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "4degC and strong wind. so difficult to enjoy for Sira and me. At 4/4 in the first set, the net helped me a few times to win the two decisive games and then I was more relaxed in the second set. Hope we all get better weather soon!"  -- Guillaume
Reveal CommentStuart Shaw bt Lee Simmonds (Mar 13) 3-6, 6-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Gritty match, pleased to sneak it, thanks Lee"  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentCorbin Chaplin bt Sivaraj Saxena (Mar 9) 7-6 (8-6), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A sunny but gusty day for tennis. We had a very close first set with both of us breaking each other’s service games and ultimately went to tie break which I managed to sneak away with. Siviraj started the second set strong, winning the first 3 games and I soon found myself down 5-2. At this point I found some willpower and focus and began to work my way back into the game. After a number of deuce games and hard fought points, I found myself stealing the second set as well. Somewhere between my double faults and the gusts of wind we enjoyed some great rallies - Great game Siviraj!"  -- Corbin
Reveal CommentDavid Wood bt Stuart Shaw (Mar 7) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Mix of winners and terrible shots from me tonight with reasonable serving throughout holding it together - good first match. A first in the league for me this evening in the leagues - playing a fellow town planner."  -- David

Current Rankings:

  1. Alan McConnach 8.1 [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Michael Grieve 9.2 [W3, L1] 7
  3. Drew Baxter [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. John Heaney 9.1 [W3, L2] 6
  5. Breck MacGregor 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
  6. Jonathan Ritchie 8.2 [L3]
  7. Jorge Viton [L1]
  8. Gregorio Martínez

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Heaney bt Drew Baxter (Apr 22) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "I think Drew would agree this was a most bizarre match. Incredibly topsy turvy. The tie break seemed to sum the match up perfectly as I moved into a 6-0 lead and remarkably after the change of ends it became 6 all ! Neither player played their best tennis and it really was a match full of unforced errors, although there was some quality in amongst the shrapnel, mostly from Drew. Definitely competitive and played in good spirit. Thanks for the game Drew. Hope to play you again when you aren't jet lagged !"  -- John
Reveal CommentMichael Grieve bt John Heaney (Apr 21) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "John took the lead early in the 1st set but I gradually found a way back into it. The first set particularly had great rallies. By the second both players were tiring due to the hot conditions. John hit some great winners at times but made a few more unforced errors than I did which was probably the difference. Enjoyable match overall. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMichael Grieve bt Jonathan Ritchie (Apr 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This match was a bit closer than our previous meeting in 2017 which Jonathan won 6-2 6-0. I took a 5-1 lead in the first set but Johnathan came back with 2 games before I managed to close it out. The second set started with an extremely long game which was at deuce about 6 times. This was typical of the rest of the match which was very even and had some good quality rallies which were sometimes affected by the wind blowing across the court. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentBreck MacGregor bt John Heaney (Apr 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "In a strong crosswind I got the benefit of practicing more regularly recently in tricky conditions! There were numerous deuce games but I was more consistent than usual to open up the group. Thanks for the game John"  -- Breck
Reveal CommentJohn Heaney bt Alan McConnach (Apr 8) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We started this match on a dreich Saturday morning, The all weather surface was damp and treacherous underfoot. The first set was evenly matched with Alan getting the vital break to go 4-3 up and then closed out the set. I started to go through the gears a bit in the second set opening up a 4-1 lead but Alan fought back to lead 5-4. I managed to steady the ship and reeled off 3 games in a row to take the second. At this point we decided to stop as the conditions were getting worse. We reconvened on Monday and I caught Alan cold, racing into a 5-0 lead. Never one to give up Alan took the next two games before I finally closed out the match with a nice backhand lob. A great match with some stunning rallies despite the conditions. "  -- John
Reveal CommentBreck MacGregor bt Michael Grieve (Apr 7) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a dreich day, Michael started faster but I managed to come back as I reduced my unforced misses. We had some good rallies with Michael hitting several great passing shots on the run. Fun match!"  -- Breck
Reveal CommentMichael Grieve bt Alan McConnach (Mar 23) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match which ended up being the best of 3 sets, with lots of long games and rallies. Thanks again for the match Alan. "  -- Michael
John Heaney bt Jonathan Ritchie (Mar 23) 6-0, 6-1
Drew Baxter bt Jonathan Ritchie (Mar 21) 6-2, 6-2
Drew Baxter bt Jorge Viton (Mar 14) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlan McConnach bt Drew Baxter (Mar 9) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cold and windy morning at the Meadows but Drew and I still had a good match. Lot of good rallies. If it wasn't for my 15 lobs that somehow came off, may have been a different game!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan McConnach bt Breck MacGregor (Mar 2) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game. Some great rallies. I was happy to win a tight 2nd set as Breck was just finding his groove and I didn't fancy my chances in a 3rd set. Thanks for tha game."  -- Alan

Current Rankings:

  1. David Cullen [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gytis Balynas [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Charlie Egan [W4, L1] 9
  4. Joe Wood [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ronan Mulry [W1, L1] 2
  6. Roberta Bergero 10.1 [W1, L3] 2
  7. Christiane Fischer- Smith [L4] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Cullen bt Ronan Mulry (Apr 21) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable played in lovely sunshine. A good number of close games. Ronan is a great competitor and good company to play against. "  -- David
Reveal CommentCharlie Egan bt Roberta Bergero (Apr 16) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match, thanks Roberta"  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentCharlie Egan bt Christiane Fischer- Smith (Apr 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun match. Thanks Christiane"  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentJoe Wood bt Charlie Egan (Apr 15) 7-6, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match that could have gone either way! Cheers"  -- Joe
Reveal CommentDavid Cullen bt Roberta Bergero (Apr 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game in difficult windy conditions. Roberta is a very pleasant opponent and many of our individual games in the match were very close. David"  -- David
Reveal CommentCharlie Egan bt David Cullen (Apr 10) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match! We started the match on a beautiful Wednesday evening and came back on a windy Saturday morning to finish. Lots of close games and interesting points. Great fun, thanks David"  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentGytis Balynas bt Christiane Fischer- Smith (Apr 3) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. It was a cold wet day, but the courts were not too slippery and I had a great time playing against Christiane. "  -- Gytis
Reveal CommentRoberta Bergero bt Christiane Fischer- Smith (Mar 31) 7-5, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect day for tennis. Very enjoyable match, thanks Christiane for playing"  -- Roberta
Reveal CommentGytis Balynas bt Roberta Bergero (Mar 21) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match, second set was closer and overall there were a lot of douce points. "  -- Gytis
Reveal CommentDavid Cullen bt Christiane Fischer- Smith (Mar 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very good match in difficult windy conditions. Many close games. Always a pleasure to play against Christiane."  -- David
Reveal CommentCharlie Egan bt Gytis Balynas (Mar 19) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match! Very close throughout. Thanks Gytis"  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentRonan Mulry bt Joe Wood (Mar 18) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. "  -- Ronan
Reveal CommentDavid Cullen bt Joe Wood (Mar 14) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "A great match. Very welled played Joe in a very close match. Some very good rallies in windy conditions. A pleasure to meet you and play with you in the league this month. David"  -- David
Reveal CommentGytis Balynas bt David Cullen (Mar 13) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Points ant games were close. We had to finish our match because we ran out of time the first time we play. The weather conditions were okay, maybe a little too windy for our last set. But I had a great time playing against David."  -- Gytis
Reveal CommentJoe Wood bt Gytis Balynas (Mar 6) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match in the rain but was good fun. Close in the end. Cheers Gytis"  -- Joe

Current Rankings:

  1. Helen McMahon 9.1 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Keith Martin [W6] 12
  3. Paulius Gudenas [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Eoin O Sullivan [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ruth Sutherland 9.2 [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Bob Duguid 9.1 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Liam Kemp [L5]
  8. Linda Watson 9.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaulius Gudenas bt Liam Kemp (Apr 16) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice and competitive match, full of nice rallies and challenging deuce situations. Best of luck to Liam in future matches!"  -- Paulius
  • "Some good close games, and I had to be super-sharp much of the time as I could never tell what type of shot Paulius was going to play next! Well done, Paulius - your skill showed through the more we played," -- Liam
Reveal CommentRuth Sutherland bt Liam Kemp (Apr 14) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed our match, thanks Liam. Some really good rallies and lots of running around. As usual at the Meadows, the wind was an uninvited third player! It was great to meet you Liam, hopefully see you in the next round. Good luck with your final match in this round."  -- Ruth
  • "A really enjoyable game. Ruth rarely makes errors and so it was tough to get any points past her. Thanks, Ruth, and hope to play you again soon," -- Liam
Reveal CommentKeith Martin bt Liam Kemp (Apr 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really great game- thanks Liam. It was a bit windier than we thought it would be so a little adapting to the conditions was needed. Lots of side to side running and a few lobs thrown in too. Great to be playing outdoors in the sun. Good luck with the rest of your matches, Liam. "  -- Keith
  • "Keith was very strong throughout and got even better as the match progressed. I learned a lot from this game. Well done, Keith," -- Liam
Reveal CommentEoin O Sullivan bt Liam Kemp (Apr 11) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a calm and mild evening in the meadows - perfect for tennis. We had a very enjoyable and competitive two sets, with some great rallies, and number of close games in the second set. Thanks for a very enjoyable match Liam - best of luck with the rest of your games! "  -- Eoin
  • "A brilliant game - high energy and some great rallies. Thanks for the game, Eoin, and hope to play you again in the next league...." Liam
Reveal CommentKeith Martin bt Ruth Sutherland (Apr 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the wind and the drizzle this was a thoroughly enjoyable match. We both did well given the conditions with many games going to deuce. Thanks for a great game Ruth and good luck with the remainder of the league. "  -- Keith
Reveal CommentKeith Martin bt Helen McMahon (Apr 4) 6-7 (3-7), 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A brilliant game that really could have gone eithe way. The wind played a big part in some of the points but made it even more interesting and kept us both on our toes. I had set point in the first set but Helen easily took it in the tie break. The third set though....really competitive with lots of side to side running. Thanks again Helen! "  -- Keith
Reveal CommentKeith Martin bt Eoin O Sullivan (Apr 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Much colder than we thought it was going to be, but a fair amount of running around sorted that. A really enjoyable match with some good rallies with shots hitting the lines. Thanks Eoin for a great match and best of luck with the rest of the league. "  -- Keith
Reveal CommentKeith Martin bt Bob Duguid (Mar 31) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match played on a quiet sunny day at the meadows. Some really good rallies in both sets. Thanks Bob for a great game. "  -- Keith
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Eoin O Sullivan (Mar 31) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game on a beautiful day in the meadows, conditions practically perfect. Eoin & I both stealing games from each other’s serves during the first set. Neck in neck throughout. I managed to pull through in the nick of time and felt improved concentration after that. Eoin’s game has improved heaps since our last meeting, keep it up! Thanks "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Ruth Sutherland (Mar 31) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Glorious sunshine and minimal wind at the meadows today. Awesome day for tennis. A close game with Ruth! Took me a little while to get into the match and Ruth played some great tennis. Lots of challenging and dramatic rallies! Look forward to our next meet. Thanks Ruth. "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentKeith Martin bt Paulius Gudenas (Mar 29) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable game played under the lights at the Meadows. Lots of competitive rallies- baseline and net play to mix it all up. Some very close deuce points too. Thanks Paulius for a great match - good luck with the rest of the league. "  -- Keith
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Bob Duguid (Mar 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We both fought really hard in the beginning of both sets in order to take the lead. We went to deuce many times. I came through in the end. Bob has some really good strokes and good tactics - beware! Thanks Bob "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Liam Kemp (Mar 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some really close games & lots of great rallies. A bit of movement from court to court in the evenings at the meadows, as daylight turns to dark & with court bookings, but really nice to get some activity in after work during the week. Thanks Liam for a fun, enjoyable match. "  -- Helen
  • Great game, and great work-out. I learned quite a bit from this. Thanks for the match, Helen.
Reveal CommentPaulius Gudenas bt Eoin O Sullivan (Mar 24) 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (4-7), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was most difficult match in my tennis experience! Matchup lasted like three hours in total and was completed in two sessions. Every moment was extremely intense, filled with great rallies, vast amount of deuces and numerous leading changes. I was lucky to claim victory this time... Eoin showed some good skills and improvements in his playing style, which was a great challenge for me. Thanks for a good competition to Eoin once again and I wish best of luck in future matches!"  -- Paulius
Reveal CommentPaulius Gudenas bt Ruth Sutherland (Mar 24) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Challenging and very enjoyable match, even though weather conditions were far from perfect (strong wind gusts). Result may not be telling full story, since 2nd set was very fierce (full of great rallies, deuces)...victory was sealed on a very last moment. Thanks Ruth for a great spirit and great matchup! Best of luck in future matches."  -- Paulius
Reveal CommentEoin O Sullivan bt Bob Duguid (Mar 24) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable 2 sets played under challenging conditions (strong gusts with occasional showers). Bob was a great opponent and we had plenty of great rallies and close games. All the best with the rest of the tournament Bob!"  -- Eoin
Reveal CommentPaulius Gudenas bt Bob Duguid (Mar 23) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was competitive and enjoyable match in total. Claiming victory was hard indeed, since 2nd set was very tense. Thanks Bob for a good duel and best of luck in future matches!"  -- Paulius
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Paulius Gudenas (Mar 20) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, some nice competitive tennis. Very close throughout. I pulled it out the bag this time. "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentRuth Sutherland bt Bob Duguid (Mar 4) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I thought it was all over when Bob beat me so convincingly in the first set, but I managed to find my game and I was really pleased to get the win. The second and third sets were closer than the score suggests, it was a very enjoyable, close and competitive match. A pleasure to see you again, Bob, and I am looking forward to our next match. Good luck with the rest of your league matches."  -- Ruth
Reveal CommentEoin O Sullivan bt Ruth Sutherland (Mar 3) 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "With the Meadows Marathon taking place around us, Ruth and I faced our own epic challenge. Over 2 and a half hours of play, two tie-break sets, 38 games, and innumerable deuces! Thanks Ruth for a great first match - it was competitive and enjoyable, and could have gone either way in the end (my lucky day!). It was a lovely sunny day and occasional strong gusts made play interesting. A pleasure to play you again Ruth!"  -- Eoin

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Meadows, Edinburgh.

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

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a match tiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

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Collapse AllMeadows, Edinburgh Doubles - Round 6 | Thursday 22 March 2018 to Wednesday 30 May 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 April 2018)

Thanks for taking part in the first Meadows doubles round of 2018. It was great to see the majority of matches played as we know it can be difficult to find a time when four players are available, so all your efforts are appreciated. We'd love to see numbers grow in the summer round, so do spread the word if you can. Well done to the new group champions and we hope to see you again next time!

Group Summary:

An impressive debut for Liam & Jamie who topped the podium with a clean sweep of wins and bonus points under their belts. Louis & Jonathan also showed fine form to record a trio of victories and secure second place. A special mention to Fiona & Dom who made it onto court for all five of their matches - great stuff.

Final Rankings:

  1. Liam Craig & Jamie Irving [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Louis Pernet & Jonathan Nicholls [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Evelin Kurdi & Shingo Hiraki [W2] 4
  4. Fiona Ross & Dom G [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. David Wood & Stewart Watson [W1, L2] 2
  6. Lauren Williams & Rosie Pierce [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFiona Ross & Dom G bt Lauren Williams & Rosie Pierce (May 1) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Early on in the match, each team fought hard, with neither taking too great a risk, resulting in at least 5 deuces in each of the early games! From there on, everyone found their rhythm and relaxed into an enjoyable match. With a relaxed atmosphere, and furious gusts of wind, eventually Fiona and Dom took the lead, to clinch it!"  -- Dom
Liam Craig & Jamie Irving bt David Wood & Stewart Watson (Apr 26) 6-2, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Wood & Stewart Watson bt Fiona Ross & Dom G (Apr 22) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match, plagued by rain! To be continued..."  -- Dom
  • "Fun match with some good rallies and shotmaking featuring 4 members of Meadows City Tennis Club!" -- David
Louis Pernet & Jonathan Nicholls bt Lauren Williams & Rosie Pierce (Apr 22) 6-1, 6-0
Louis Pernet & Jonathan Nicholls bt David Wood & Stewart Watson (Apr 19) 6-3, 6-4
Liam Craig & Jamie Irving bt Lauren Williams & Rosie Pierce (Apr 14) 6-0, 6-0
Evelin Kurdi & Shingo Hiraki bt Lauren Williams & Rosie Pierce (Apr 12) 6-0, 6-1
Liam Craig & Jamie Irving bt Fiona Ross & Dom G (Apr 7) 6-0, 6-0
Louis Pernet & Jonathan Nicholls bt Fiona Ross & Dom G (Apr 1) 6-0, 6-1
Evelin Kurdi & Shingo Hiraki bt Fiona Ross & Dom G (Apr 1) 6-1, 6-0
Liam Craig & Jamie Irving bt Louis Pernet & Jonathan Nicholls (Mar 24) 6-2, 6-0

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Meadows, Edinburgh archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches for Meadows, Edinburgh.

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:
Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)