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  • We have doubles and singles rounds!
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  • For everyone over the age of 18
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players.
  • Don't worry that you won't be good enough - playing matches is the best way to improve, and we use an online questionnaire to assess people's ability so you play only people of a roughly similar level
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  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
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  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
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Collapse AllMeadows, Edinburgh Singles - Round 50 | Thursday 16 May 2019 to Wednesday 10 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 June 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Etinson 10.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ben Bel [W2] 4
  3. Adam Leel 7.2 [W2] 4
  4. Brian Mclaren 7.2 [W1, L1] 3
  5. Guillaume De Cremoux 8.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Will Henderson [W1] 2
  7. Milo Rae 8.1 [L2]
  8. Garry Porteous 9.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Will Henderson bt Milo Rae (Jun 16) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Brian Mclaren (Jun 9) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Wonderful match against Brian on the all weather clay. Felt pretty daunted after the first set but managed to claw my way back into it for a tight 3rd set, right up to a close tie break. Always a great match against Brian. Cheers"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Leel bt Adam Etinson (Jun 5) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in humid conditions. The best I've ever played against Adam and one of my best performances in general. My backhand and forehand were both solid, serving was iffy though. Adam saved a match point at 2-5 in the second set and brought it back to 5-5 but I held my nerve to close out the match."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Leel bt Milo Rae (Jun 1) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, momentum went back and forth."  -- Adam
Ben Bel bt Guillaume De Cremoux (May 31) 6-3, 6-2
Ben Bel bt Adam Etinson (May 27) 7-5, 6-0
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Guillaume De Cremoux (May 26) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match against Guillaume today. It got tighter in the second set, in a way, despite the score. Some great, long rallies here and there. And some big serves! Looking forward to the next one. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentBrian Mclaren bt Guillaume De Cremoux (May 19) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A full 2 hours of tennis on a Sunday morning, long rallies and many deuces. Courts a bit slippy to add to both our challenges. Good match though. "  -- Brian

Current Rankings:

  1. Lee Simmonds 8.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Matthew Strachan 9.1 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Philippe Potey [W2] 4
  4. Patrick Glennie 7.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Callum Macdonald 8.2 [L2]
  6. Colin Gill 8.2 [L1]
  7. Frank Broderick 8.2 [L2]
  8. Iain MacRae withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPhilippe Potey bt Patrick Glennie (Jun 14) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "On a rare event of a day in Edinburgh without rain, we managed to squeeze a match! The first set was very close being 4-4, however I managed to pull through. Feeling confident, I pulled away on the second set however Patrick did an amazing job saving 5 match points, giving a window for a come back. The 6th match point was the decider, thanks for the entertaining match!"  -- Philippe
Reveal CommentLee Simmonds bt Matthew Strachan (Jun 10) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match with Matt which lasted a little over 2 hours. Lots of quality play in the first 2 sets in particular, Matt using his backhand to great effect and me coming up with a few good passing shots. Second set was quite attritional with lots of long rallies as we both tried to get the upper hand. Final set was more straightforward as Matt tired following a period on the sidelines with illness. Overall, a tough match and happy to get the win on this occasion. Look forward to playing again soon Matt :)"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentMatthew Strachan bt Colin Gill (Jun 9) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Awesome game if a bit windy. A few games had as many as 6 deuces. Close game with some awesome rallies. Some quality shots by both throughout"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentLee Simmonds bt Callum Macdonald (Jun 6) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with Callum this lunchtime, in rare dry conditions with the sun even appearing in the second set. After a good start, Callum seemed to lose confidence in some of his shots after a few mistakes which I was able to take advantage of - perhaps by just being a little more consistent. I kept up the advantage from the start of the second set but there were signs that Callum was playing his way into the match so I was happy to break in the final game and not have to serve it out! Thanks or the match Callum and for suggesting the change in schedule due to the forecast!"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentPhilippe Potey bt Callum Macdonald (May 25) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with Callum! Although there was a slow start, the second set was very entertaining with numerous rallies which covered the whole pitch. "  -- Philippe
Reveal CommentPatrick Glennie bt Lee Simmonds (May 24) 7-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun first game of the season in the sun. Some great rallies in a very topsy turvy game with us both winning long streaks of games. Thanks Lee"  -- Patrick
Matthew Strachan bt Frank Broderick (May 22) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentLee Simmonds bt Frank Broderick (May 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It’s been a while since I played Frank. There may have been more matches but he’s always on holiday haha. I’d like to think I’m a better player now but Frank hasn’t played much competitive tennis recently which gave me the edge. Nice to catch up and good luck with the rest of the round! "  -- Lee

Current Rankings:

  1. Sam Phipps [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Keith Michell [W1, L1] 3
  3. Alan McConnach 8.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Corbin Chaplin 10.1 [W1] 2
  5. Andrea Sinesi 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. David Wood 8.2 [L1] 1
  7. Ashley Ferkol withdrawn
  8. Michael Grieve 9.2

Match Results:

Keith Michell bt Alan McConnach (Jun 10) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentCorbin Chaplin bt Alan McConnach (Jun 9) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with some decent weather after all the rain we’ve had. Alan quickly took the first 4 games but I managed to find my rhythm at this point and turn the set and match around. Some great rallies and shots played by both of us. Look forward to playing with Alan again."  -- Corbin
Reveal CommentSam Phipps bt Andrea Sinesi (Jun 6) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I edged the first set on a tiebreak after being 5-3 ahead in games. The court was so slippery we had to stop. Looking forward to resuming soon!"  -- Sam
  • "Nine days after we broke off, we finished this match in a rare window of good weather. Lots of good rallies again. This time we played in Inverleith Park – the first time either of us had been on these courts for a while. They may be free but they are in poor condition for such a wealthy area in the capital city of the land of Andy Murray! Thank you Andrea - hope to play again another time soon," -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Phipps bt David Wood (Jun 2) 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a close match with lots of long rallies and deuce games. The wind was pretty strong, which sometimes made the timing hard, but it was nice and bright. Thanks David for coming from Portobello and playing at short notice!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentAndrea Sinesi bt Keith Michell (May 29) 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game with Keith, with lots of long rallies and a great comeback from him in the second set. Thanks for the match Keith, hope to play again soon! "  -- Andrea
Reveal CommentSam Phipps bt Alan McConnach (May 23) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close and enjoyable match in the evening sunshine with lots of good rallies, despite the crosswind. Thank you Alan for introducing me to the ways of the league on my debut!" -- Sam

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrea Hermann 9.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Matt MacDonald 8.2 [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Liam Cassidy [W1] 2
  4. Daminda Bandara [W1, L1] 2
  5. Chris Rourke [L1]
  6. David Cullen [L2]
  7. Robert Marshall [L1]
  8. Drew Baxter

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrea Hermann bt Daminda Bandara (Jun 9) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Was a great match the score doesnt reflect that it was quite even. Thanks for the game!"  -- Andrea
Reveal CommentMatt MacDonald bt Chris Rourke (Jun 9) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely morning on the Meadows. Chris won the first point of the match after a fairly spectacular rally and there were some more longish rallies throughout the match mainly due to Chris running down some of my best shots and getting the ball back. But I think I just won out on simple consistency. "  -- Matt
Reveal CommentLiam Cassidy bt David Cullen (Jun 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with David despite the slight rainy conditions...games were tight plenty going to duece! Cheers for the game "  -- Liam
Andrea Hermann bt Matt MacDonald (Jun 2) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentMatt MacDonald bt David Cullen (May 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasant but weird and windy evening and David provided a set of new balls that seemed to be the bounciest balls ever. Anyway, even though the score looks like I had an easy time, maybe because of the wind and/or the bouncy balls I struggled to get many decent shots in and only kept taking games because I ran around a lot and poked the ball back more times than not. David took his nul points in good humour. Thanks for the match. Cheers, Matt"  -- Matt
Andrea Hermann bt Robert Marshall (May 22) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentDaminda Bandara bt Matt MacDonald (May 20) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A well matched event, would like to play with Matt again some time. "  -- Daminda

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Delos Reyes 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Aryan Baghbadrani [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Charlie Egan [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gytis Balynas [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jonathan Ritchie 8.2 [W1] 2
  6. David Hay [L1] 1
  7. Chris Smith [L2]
  8. Matthew Shaw 10.1 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGytis Balynas bt Charlie Egan (Jun 15) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match as always with Charlie. I finally beat my nemesis after 3 or 4 defeats. Conditions were nearly perfect and the fact that Charlie had a cold was in my favour. There were quite a few great rallies and points. I feel like we both were still looking for our serve and match could have been faster paced. But I am happy with the match and looking forward to our next face-off. "  -- Gytis
Gytis Balynas bt Chris Smith (Jun 11) 6-0, 6-2
Mark Delos Reyes bt Gytis Balynas (Jun 10) 6-2, 6-1
Mark Delos Reyes bt Aryan Baghbadrani (Jun 9) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentJonathan Ritchie bt Matthew Shaw (Jun 9) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really good fun match played in surprisingly decent weather. First set was very close with a few more errors from Matthew deciding the second."  -- Jonathan
Mark Delos Reyes bt David Hay (Jun 6) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentCharlie Egan bt Matthew Shaw (Jun 1) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "A very close and enjoyable match! Thanks Matt"  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentAryan Baghbadrani bt Gytis Balynas (May 23) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tricky match. The blustery conditions made it difficult for both of us to get going. The second set was more closely contested. Hopefully we can play again when it's not so windy!"  -- Aryan
Reveal CommentAryan Baghbadrani bt Charlie Egan (May 22) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Entertaining match. The wind made it tricky in the first set but we still played out some terrific points. The second set was tighter with even longer and competitive rallies. Thoroughly enjoyed, thanks Charlie!"  -- Aryan
Reveal CommentCharlie Egan bt Chris Smith (May 21) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Chris for a good match."  -- Charlie

Current Rankings:

  1. Wouter Wolfslag [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Neil Watts 10.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ludovic Farine 9.2 [W1, L1] 3
  4. Helen McMahon 9.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andrew Brodie 10.2 [L1]
  6. Joe Wood [L1]
  7. Keith Martin

Match Results:

Wouter Wolfslag bt Andrew Brodie (Jun 16) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentNeil Watts bt Ludovic Farine (Jun 11) 6-7, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was a tight match with lots of long competitive rallies. Ludovic played some impressive angled shots from the back of the court. Very enjoyable match! "  -- Neil
Reveal CommentWouter Wolfslag bt Helen McMahon (Jun 10) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We got off to a good start on a beautiful evening: a tight first set, with lots of net play and passing shots. Some extra wind made the second set a bit one-sided, although it was much closer than the score suggest: plenty of games went to deuce. "  -- Wouter
Neil Watts bt Helen McMahon (Jun 6) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentWouter Wolfslag bt Joe Wood (Jun 4) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Two fun close sets. We were lucky that the court just barely held up against the rain."  -- Wouter
Reveal CommentLudovic Farine bt Helen McMahon (Jun 1) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Wow that was weirdly interesting match! Helen rocked the first one, I got back on my feet on the 2nd one. And 3rd set was really tight but got the last push. Great fun "  -- Ludovic
Reveal CommentNeil Watts bt Wouter Wolfslag (May 20) 6-7, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a great competive match to start the league for myself and especially Wouter who told me it was his first real tennis match. The conditions were great and there were many fun long rallies"  -- Neil

Current Rankings:

  1. Ruth Sutherland 9.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Laura Wallace 9.2 [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Paulius Gudenas [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Catie Cundall [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Eoin O Sullivan [L2] 1
  6. Amy Mullins [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRuth Sutherland bt Eoin O Sullivan (Jun 16) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Conditions were perfect for our match. Eoin took a little while to settle in to the match so I took advantage of that, taking the first set. The second set was far different! Eoin made a great comeback and it was a real struggle for me. I thought we were going to three sets and I didn’t have a third set in me! I feel really lucky to have got the win. A pleasure to see you as always Eoin, great to chat between the breaks:) Good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Ruth
Reveal CommentRuth Sutherland bt Catie Cundall (Jun 12) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun match in the pouring rain, we found that balls don’t bounce in puddles! We adapted to the conditions and managed some great rallies. Both of us were spurred on by the bonus points and the free tennis balls :) Thanks Catie for being such a good sport, not many people would have played in those conditions, and you did it so cheerfully too. We have vowed to play our next match in the sunshine!"  -- Ruth
Reveal CommentLaura Wallace bt Eoin O Sullivan (Jun 11) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a fun fast paced match with some great ralleys and loads (and loads and loads) of deuces. I thoroughly enjoyed our game, thanks Eoin! We both played for every point which meant we were on the court til 10pm! Brilliant fun and looking forward to playing in the next league."  -- Laura
Reveal CommentPaulius Gudenas bt Catie Cundall (Jun 9) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice Sunday night match. Thanks Paulius! "  -- Catie
Reveal CommentRuth Sutherland bt Laura Wallace (Jun 4) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "That was a struggle! I used the very last gramme of energy I had and could hardly walk to my car. I was 5-2 up in the final set with 3 match points, Laura won them all... then I was 5-3 up and I lost another 2 match points. I was relieved and delighted to eventually get the win. Laura, good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Ruth
Laura Wallace bt Amy Mullins (Jun 2) Walkover
Reveal CommentLaura Wallace bt Catie Cundall (Jun 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun and tough game! Lucky with the weather despite the forecast. I’m needing a nap now! Look forward to playing again x"  -- Laura
Reveal CommentPaulius Gudenas bt Laura Wallace (May 28) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What a great match it was! Very competitive, fun and full of good moments. This time I managed to claim difficult victory, but it required a lot of effort and luck as well. Laura was formidable opponent, which showed nice set of skills. I wish her best of luck in future matches!"  -- Paulius
Reveal CommentRuth Sutherland bt Paulius Gudenas (May 27) 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (10-8), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well, another brilliant, very close match with Paulius! I think it is going to take me a long time to recover, all my muscles are still aching. No wind (hurrah), but the courts were wet. We chose the one with the fewest puddles, and luckily it stopped raining. But it was very slippery and Paulius was brave at going for all the shots and he came a cropper a few times! But he soldiered on. I was more tentative and managed to stay upright, just. Hope your knee is not too sore, Paulius. Looking forward to our rematch in the next round."  -- Ruth

Current Rankings:

  1. Eve Boyle 10.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sherlyn Delos Reyes 10.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Lauren Williams [W2] 4
  4. Roxana Romero [W1, L1] 2
  5. Linda Watson 9.1 [L2] 1
  6. Liam Kemp [L1]
  7. Tiffany Pietrek [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLauren Williams bt Sherlyn Delos Reyes (Jun 10) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match in beautiful weather - some great serves and solid returns!"  -- Lauren
Reveal CommentLauren Williams bt Eve Boyle (Jun 9) 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "Very well matched, a really challenging and tight game with some great shots played by both sides! We ended up having to play a tie break 3rd set (first to six points) as the game ran over 2 hours!"  -- Lauren
Reveal CommentSherlyn Delos Reyes bt Linda Watson (Jun 6) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Strong gusty winds played a huge part in the game execution from both players, leading to plenty of double faults and mishits with some clean winners worth applauding for. Multiple deuces and long rallies around the court made this match exhilarating and challenging; creating a space to think of a strategy how to outwit each other as both players are exhausted by the start of the third set. I am lucky this time around, but won't be too sure on a next match now that Linda has found her rhythm and ball placements. Good fun!"  -- Sherlyn
Reveal CommentEve Boyle bt Linda Watson (Jun 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Linda has been away from tennis for a while, and I think I caught her cold in this match. A blustery day, with sunshine and showers. Good luck with your other matches, Linda - I look forward to a rematch sometime soon!"  -- Eve
Reveal CommentSherlyn Delos Reyes bt Tiffany Pietrek (Jun 3) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Multiple deuces, strong winds, and a storm brewing up nearby made this match challenging and a memorable one. Perfect timing, too, as the rain held itself up and waited for us to finish before pouring in. Had some double faults myself, and was caught off guard by some of Tiffany's return shots bouncing close to the net, while there are others penetrating deep into the baseline. Had some opportunities to strike some winners, and she did as well, too. We had a good chat in between sets; it was lovely to meet Tiffany on court. Hope we can play again some time and best of luck to us in the next games!"  -- Sherlyn
Reveal CommentEve Boyle bt Sherlyn Delos Reyes (May 24) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A hard-fought game against another opponent I first met at the Craiglockhart/Meadows coaching sessions of last winter & spring, and that showed in our similar styles, with lots of long baseline rallies as we each tried to find a way to outwit the other. Great fun - thanks very much, She! Hope the rest of your matches go well. "  -- Eve
Reveal CommentRoxana Romero bt Sherlyn Delos Reyes (May 20) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very competitive match. It lasted nearly 3 hours. We are both at the same level. Very enjoyable and tough game. "  -- Roxana
  • "Really enjoyed the rallies we had, especially the long ones! I would commend great placements from Roxana and her tenacity to chase the balls no matter where they landed. Such a memorable match! Looking forward to playing with her some other time. :) Well done!" Sherlyn
Reveal CommentEve Boyle bt Roxana Romero (May 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The forecast promised drizzle, but instead we had a beautiful sunny morning - and a park bench packed with early-morning drinkers as spectators! Roxana & I have both been to Meadows coaching sessions, and that showed in our very similar styles of play. This was Roxana's first competitive match, and it took her longer to find her rhythm, so the first set was over quickly, but the second was quite different, almost every game culminating in multiple deuces, and I was relieved not to be facing a third set! Thanks for a great game, Roxana; we'll arrange a rematch soon, but meanwhile I wish you well in the rest of this round. "  -- Eve
Reveal CommentEve Boyle bt Liam Kemp (May 16) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match, much closer than the score would suggest, with some great rallies and several games going to repeated deuces. The usual Meadows cross-court breeze showed up, blowing loose balls off to other courts, where students seemed to regard them as windfall. But that hardly mattered - this was a match played in a very good-humoured spirit. A pleasure to meet you, Liam - and good luck with the rest of the campaign! "  -- Eve
  • "Quite a challenging match - Eve's drop-shots continually caught me out, as did other well-placed ones. I learned a few things from this match. Well done, Eve!" Liam

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

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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) 

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