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Collapse AllMeadows, Edinburgh Singles - Round 55 | Thursday 10 September 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 October 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Matthew Hamill [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Adam Leel 7.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Daniel Proudfoot 8.2 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Stuart Falconer 9.1 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Colin Black [W1] 2
  6. Matthew Strachan 8.2 [L3] 1
  7. Ashley Ferkol [L4]
  8. Ben Bel

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStuart Falconer bt Matthew Strachan (Oct 25) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A showery, blustery Sunday morning but still had to queue a while beforehand. Wind was blowing right down the court so made life difficult with many comic rallies. Very tight match throughout and I was fortunate to force a third set. Perhaps not a great tennis spectacle but some masochistic pleasure nonetheless. Thanks Matthew."  -- Stuart
Adam Leel bt Daniel Proudfoot (Oct 18) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentMatthew Hamill bt Ashley Ferkol (Oct 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match and great hit after, score not reflective of the quality!"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentDaniel Proudfoot bt Matthew Strachan (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice evening for tennis. Thanks again for coming out."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentStuart Falconer bt Ashley Ferkol (Oct 11) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely morning. Courts busy so had to queue a while but had a nice chat while waiting. A very enjoyable competitive game with lots of fun rallies. Thanks Ashley."  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentAdam Leel bt Matthew Strachan (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with some good rallies."  -- Adam
Daniel Proudfoot bt Ashley Ferkol (Oct 7) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentMatthew Hamill bt Stuart Falconer (Oct 4) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "After an abandoned attempt to play at the very busy Meadows we got it played at Craigmillar instead. Good match! :)"  -- Matthew
Matthew Hamill bt Daniel Proudfoot (Oct 1) 6-1, 6-1
Daniel Proudfoot bt Stuart Falconer (Sep 29) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentMatthew Hamill bt Adam Leel (Sep 27) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, a lot of long rallies!"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentColin Black bt Daniel Proudfoot (Sep 24) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A closely contested match with some good rallies. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentAdam Leel bt Ashley Ferkol (Sep 20) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!"  -- Adam

Current Rankings:

  1. Oliver Heaton [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Mo Mirza [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Frank Broderick 8.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Keith Michell [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Adi Patel [W3, L1] 6
  6. Liam Cassidy [W2, L4] 5
  7. Alan Seywright 8.1 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Alex Cruickshank 8.2 [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  9. LINXU FAN

Match Results:

Adi Patel bt Oliver Heaton (Oct 25) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentLiam Cassidy bt Keith Michell (Oct 23) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Keith very tough, plenty of long rallies and games going to duece! Just managed to edge it both sets but no much to separate us...cheers for the game!"  -- Liam
Reveal CommentLiam Cassidy bt Frank Broderick (Oct 18) 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Frank with plenty of great rally, first set could have went either but he edged it on a tie breaker...a tactical change of tennis balls then swung things in my favour for the next two sets! "  -- Liam
Adi Patel bt Liam Cassidy (Oct 16) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentOliver Heaton bt Mo Mirza (Oct 14) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What a battle, Mo. We played three close sets over two evenings. Mo never let off the gas. After winning the second set, I managed to sneak my way to a decent lead in the third, only for Mo to come back with a vengeance. He wasn't planning to roll over and let me take it it seems. Cheers for a great game. -- Its not your fault"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentMo Mirza bt Liam Cassidy (Oct 11) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was a fun match on a beautiful sunny day at the meadows. Since Liam is left handed, his backhand is his forehand. It took a while for this information to settle in... "  -- Mo
Adi Patel bt Keith Michell (Oct 11) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentMo Mirza bt Adi Patel (Oct 4) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was an enjoyable match! Adi, who was a bit rusty from not having played recently, is one to look out for! "  -- Mo
Reveal CommentKeith Michell bt Alan Seywright (Oct 4) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some long rallies made this a tough match, neither of us hitting good winners. Only once the match was over and we played an extra set did Alan play his best tennis,to win 6-1."  -- Keith
Reveal CommentOliver Heaton bt Alex Cruickshank (Oct 4) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a tough one against Alex, who has a powerful weapon in his first serve. I lived in constant fear of it going in, which it did a lot more in the second set. Alex was constantly threatening with devilish slices and a great topspin forehand but struggled to unleash his full power. With a bit more consistency he will be a force in this group."  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentMo Mirza bt Alan Seywright (Sep 30) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "💦💦💦 Slippery conditions. Glad to have finished the match without any broken bones. "  -- Mo
Reveal CommentKeith Michell bt Alex Cruickshank (Sep 28) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A long tough match. Alex produced some great first serves and some rather nice forehand cross court winners. The outcome was always uncertain despite the score in the final set. Very enjoyable."  -- Keith
Reveal CommentOliver Heaton bt Alan Seywright (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Starting during a bitterly cold Saturday morning this matched delivered some great slogging rallies and some devilish skill from both parties to really bring the heat. Despite ending in a flattering scoreline, this was a really fun and competitive game, which had us both working hard at times. From what Alan said at the end, it seems my urgency on the court put off his usually unflappable rhythm, which gave me the edge on the day."  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentOliver Heaton bt Frank Broderick (Sep 23) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Phew! Frank came out fighting, going 4-1 up in the first set. With a few games played, the nerves settled, and a few double faults creeping in from Frank, I managed to pull a few back. Thanks for a great game! -- No, not the drop shot!"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentOliver Heaton bt Keith Michell (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in blustery conditions. We had some long, close rallies particularly in the second set and Keith started making me work hard for every point. Thanks for a fun game."  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentFrank Broderick bt Alex Cruickshank (Sep 20) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (12-10)

Player Comments:

  • "What a match facing Alex The Hammer Cruickshank. When Alex's first serve goes in, I imagine it was like Andre Agassi playing Goran Invanisevic back in the day (unstoppable). Great match. Alex will definitely win more than he looses in this group. "  -- Frank
Reveal CommentAlan Seywright bt Liam Cassidy (Sep 19) 5-7, 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Liam deservedly won a tight first set 7-5, and the second set was very competitive with the match being tied. The momentum stayed with me in the deciding third set. A close game and keenly fought in perfect Autumn weather."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentMo Mirza bt Frank Broderick (Sep 18) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I strutted onto the court, daydreaming of seeing my girlfriend later that evening, and saw my opponent in front of me... Frank. A great tennis player – skilled and full of surprise short balls. It was going to be a tough match. Somehow my height gave me an advantage and I found myself in the lead. Frank notched up the mind games and drop shots and followed closely up until the end making me work hard for every point. With the distracting thoughts of the debauchery that awaited me later in the evening, I battled to win the first set and eventually the match. What a great game. Thank you Frank."  -- Mo
Reveal CommentMo Mirza bt Keith Michell (Sep 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Age and treachery will beat youth and exuberance. Hang on..."  -- Mo
Reveal CommentFrank Broderick bt Alan Seywright (Sep 15) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Myself and Alan have not played each other in many years, so when we saw each other for the first time in years at the entrance gate to The Meadows, I was thinking to myself Christ its him, Mr Consistent while Alan admitted to me he was thinking Oh no, its him, Frank, and the match did not disappoint. After 2 hours of play on a very warm late summers Edinburgh afternoon, myself and Alan battled like the old days, with long highly skilled rallies. Happily to say, I was fortunate to come out as the winner on this occasion. Hopefully I don't meet many Alans within this Group. "  -- Frank
Reveal CommentOliver Heaton bt Liam Cassidy (Sep 14) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect conditions - shining sun and not a lick of wind - for a great first run out. Liam definitely came out fighting in the second set, and was well in it til the last. Thanks for a great game"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentMo Mirza bt Alex Cruickshank (Sep 13) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky match in windy conditions. Lots of close points. “You cannot be serious!”"  -- Mo

Current Rankings:

  1. Seb Cotton 9.2 [W5, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. James Hopkins [W3, UF2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Corbin Chaplin 9.2 [W3, L2, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Michael Grieve 9.1 [W2, L1, UF2] 6
  5. Dylan Balfour [W2, L1, UF1] 5
  6. Scott Runciman [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Pavel Beja [W1, L3, UF1] 3
  8. Gordon Strang [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSeb Cotton bt Pavel Beja (Oct 25) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game today in really tough conditions with the wind! Pavel really pushed me in the first set but I managed to clinch it. Got into momentum for the second to take the match. Great player "  -- Seb
Reveal CommentScott Runciman bt Gordon Strang (Oct 24) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The most evenly matched game I have played this session. Was a lot of fun. Gordon pulled ahead in the first set but I managed to make a comeback. Tiebreaker was touch and go and could have gone either way. I kept the momentum up from the first set but the scores don't show the back and forth from deuces. Managed to get a few lucky lobs in this game but Gordon had me beat upfront. Great weather conditions with the sun starting to hang a bit low for serves. Will definitely pick up with Gordon again. "  -- Scott
Reveal CommentSeb Cotton bt Michael Grieve (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Michael, top player and really much closer match than scoreline "  -- Seb
Reveal CommentMichael Grieve bt Scott Runciman (Oct 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The scoreline might look straightforward but Scott put a lot of pressure on my serve and most games were close. Scott's first serve was also difficult to return and got better as the match went on. Thanks for an enjoyable match Scott!"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentSeb Cotton v James Hopkins (Oct 15) 6-7 (3-7), 6-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match so far with it currently standing at 1 set all. The first went all the way to a tiebreak with James taking it. 2nd set I came back strong with some nice volleys before the lights stopped out match. Looking forward to finishing this cracking match!"  -- Seb
Dylan Balfour v James Hopkins (Oct 15) 0-6, 7-6 (7-5), 2-2 TBC
Reveal CommentMichael Grieve v Corbin Chaplin (Oct 13) 6-2, 1-6, 2-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies and long games contributed to not quite getting this match complete, paused due to floodlights going off at 2-4 in the final set with Michael serving at 30-30. An intermittent breeze created some challenging conditions at times. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentDylan Balfour bt Corbin Chaplin (Oct 11) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - I think every game went to deuce in the third set."  -- Dylan
Dylan Balfour bt Pavel Beja (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentPavel Beja bt Scott Runciman (Oct 9) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Had a really fun game with Pavel. Conditions were perfect if not a bit chilly. Pavel dominated the first set. I warmed up a bit early in the 2nd set but Pavel soon figured me out. This was good matchup and a lot of fun to play with some long rallies and a few deuces. 10/10 would play again. "  -- Scott
Reveal CommentCorbin Chaplin bt Gordon Strang (Oct 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The weather was pretty decent for an October evening. Had an enjoyable match with Gordon, there were a fair few deuce games unfortunately not reflected on the score line. Thanks for the game! "  -- Corbin
Reveal CommentMichael Grieve v Pavel Beja (Oct 7) 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 5-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Good match so far with long rallies, paused at 4-4 due to bad light. As a reminder its Michael to serve next. "  -- Michael
  • "After 3 attempts this match is still going. Pavel won the 1st set on a tiebreak after the restart but we mutually agreed to pause again shortly after as the court was too slippery. I managed to win the 2nd set and the 3rd is could really go either way from this position, unfortunately the floodlights went off at 5-4." -- Michael
Reveal CommentCorbin Chaplin bt Scott Runciman (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Had a great game with Scott this evening despite the very slippery courts. The 2nd set was a game of cat and mouse with both of us breaking ahead at some point. Look forward to the next one! "  -- Corbin
Reveal CommentSeb Cotton bt Scott Runciman (Oct 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get this match played! Scott came back in the second set with some great serves and a couple of deuce games nearly went his way. "  -- Seb
Reveal CommentJames Hopkins bt Scott Runciman (Oct 2) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Scott for a fun game. Good to play under the floodlights again. The game started off with me on top, but Scott began the second set really strongly and it took me a while to adjust. We had some really good rallies towards the end, and as is so often the case Scott hit many of his best shots during the set we played after the match. "  -- James
Reveal CommentMichael Grieve bt Gordon Strang (Sep 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match played in warm sunny conditions which belied the time of year. The early games of both sets were particularly tight, there were good rallies and Gordon got the best of any exchanges at the net. Thanks for the match Gordon! "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentSeb Cotton bt Dylan Balfour (Sep 27) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic game with some great points. Very close match, look forward to playing again!"  -- Seb
Reveal CommentSeb Cotton bt Gordon Strang (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in difficult conditions with the wind. "  -- Seb
Reveal CommentJames Hopkins bt Gordon Strang (Sep 20) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun match, played in horrible conditions (i.e. a beautiful, warm sunny afternoon). We're both new to the tennis league so it was a bit tentative at first. The match started off fairly evenly, mostly on serve with me breaking Gordon's opening service game and him breaking my third. It took a while but I eventually got more of a read on his shots, which gave me the advantage in the second set. I look forward to playing Gordon again soon. "  -- James
Reveal CommentCorbin Chaplin bt Pavel Beja (Sep 16) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great evening for tennis, no breeze and no rain. We had a number of really good rallies, both of us testing each others ability to get to the difficult balls, which made for an interesting game. There were plenty of deuce games so could have gone either way on a different day. Really enjoyed it and hope to play again soon Pavel! "  -- Corbin
Reveal CommentJames Hopkins bt Corbin Chaplin (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun game, played in a good spirit. It started off with Corbin giving me the run around, but I dug in to go 5-1 up in the first set. He came back though - in particular with some effective angles on the forehand - and we had a number of really tight games - almost all going to deuce - which saw me finish off the first set, but Corbin went ahead 4-1 in the second. Luckily for me I was able to put together a string of games and take the 2nd set, which was just as well as I was pretty spent after an hour and a half of competitive tennis on a humid afternoon! Look forward to playing with Corbin again, and given how even the match was it could go either way in future. "  -- James

Current Rankings:

  1. Alan McConnach 8.1 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Lutz Eckart 10.2 [W5, L2, UF1] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Robert Marshall [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jake Thwaites [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Gytis Balynas [W2, L3, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Keith Martin [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jacqueline Jeromson 10.1 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Paulius Gudenas [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Istvan Magyar [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlan McConnach bt Istvan Magyar (Oct 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Istvan. Even though he has just started out playing tennis, he is already playing some good tennis, including three aces! Look forward to playing again in rounds to come."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentLutz Eckart v Gytis Balynas (Oct 26) 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 5-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "We ran out of time and floodlight to finish this competitive match. Hopefully we can get this match completed before the end of the round."  -- Lutz
Reveal CommentKeith Martin bt Robert Marshall (Oct 23) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A brilliant match with nearly every game going to deuce. Great rallies too with both us us moving each other around the court. A good laugh in between points too! "  -- Keith
Reveal CommentJake Thwaites bt Gytis Balynas (Oct 14) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable, albeit slightly strange match. A very slippy court, two lawnmowers noisily in the background and at one point we had to change court as a school had booked half the courts; not what you would call ideal conditions! Nevertheless it was a good match and I look forward to playing again soon!"  -- Jake
Reveal CommentLutz Eckart bt Paulius Gudenas (Oct 14) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a nice and rather easy match. Paulius had been struggling with an ongoing calve injury which may explain the scoreline. I hope you will get better soon. Looking forward to seeing you back on the court in full strength ."  -- Lutz
Reveal CommentRobert Marshall bt Gytis Balynas (Oct 9) 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Tight and fun match as the score suggests on day of mixed weather conditions. I started the better and served for it at 5-2 in the 2nd but Gyntis was able to come back and take the 2nd. The 3rd could have went either way with plenty of long rallies and winners from both before I was able to steal the tiebreaker. Thanks for the match Gyntis good luck in the rest of the group"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentLutz Eckart bt Istvan Magyar (Oct 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A quick match with an extented rallying session afterwards that I really enjoyed. Itsvan needs to sort out his serve but otherwise just keep hitting and swinging it as if in practice. "  -- Lutz
Reveal CommentPaulius Gudenas bt Istvan Magyar (Oct 7) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good spirited match. Even though Istvan just recently started his tennis odyssey, he already displayed some promising skills. Wish you best luck in the future matches and keep honing your skills, since practice is a way to perfection. "  -- Paulius
Reveal CommentJake Thwaites bt Istvan Magyar (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match. Istvan first picked up a racket two months ago, but it felt like I was playing someone with several years experience. Thanks for the match and keep up the great progress!"  -- Jake
Reveal CommentLutz Eckart bt Keith Martin (Oct 6) 0-6, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a bit of a curious match. After completely failing in the first set, the second set was quite a contrast in my favor. The third set eventually became competitive and could have gone either way. "  -- Lutz
Reveal CommentJacqueline Jeromson bt Paulius Gudenas (Oct 6) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very nice match, lots clean sharp winners from both of us and apart from the second set a very even match, good luck Paulius with the remainder of your matches."  -- Jacqueline
Reveal CommentAlan McConnach bt Lutz Eckart (Oct 4) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Lutz. Lots of great rallies. Lutz has a very good first serve that was tricky to deal with. Look forward to playing again in another round."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan McConnach bt Jacqueline Jeromson (Oct 4) 6-4, 0-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match with Jacqueline. After a close first set. Jacqueline played brilliant in the second and blew me away. Last set was very close and it could have went either way. Thanks for the game Jacqueline, it was the most enjoyable game I have played in a long time."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan McConnach bt Keith Martin (Oct 2) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with Keith under the floodlights at the Meadows. Score doesn't reflect the match. Lots of close games. Looking forward to playing Keith again."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentKeith Martin bt Paulius Gudenas (Oct 1) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Always great to play Paulius. We’ve played each other a few times in the leagues and they’ve always been enjoyable. Despite the score line, there were some long rallies with Paulius pretty much chasing after every ball, loads of slices and lobs. Good luck with the rest of the league Paulius and thanks for the match. "  -- Keith
Gytis Balynas bt Istvan Magyar (Oct 1) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentRobert Marshall bt Paulius Gudenas (Sep 29) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match to play given Paulius’s style of play. Match could have gone either way and I was lucky to win in 2 sets. It was Paulius 2nd match of the day to be fair to him"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentAlan McConnach bt Paulius Gudenas (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Paulius. Some great rallies. And great weather for it too. Thanks for the game."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentLutz Eckart bt Robert Marshall (Sep 27) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "After a quick first set Robert found his serve and fought back in the second set. With fading daylight on Tuesday night we had to stop at midway through the third set which we only finished on Saturday morning. Curious side note, out of the many many Deuce games I only managed to win just one, which luckily brought me the match. "  -- Lutz
Reveal CommentJake Thwaites bt Lutz Eckart (Sep 25) 3-6, 6-4, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game. Lutz was too solid in the first set and ran away with it. The second set was much closer with lots of long rallies and deuces. The nerves were setting in for the last tie-break set as we were both playing rather tentative tennis which really could have gone either way. A great match, and I look forward to playing again soon! "  -- Jake
Reveal CommentGytis Balynas bt Keith Martin (Sep 25) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. It could have easily gone the other way if we had more light towards the end of it. But definitely had fun and hopefully see you in other rounds."  -- Gytis
Reveal CommentAlan McConnach bt Gytis Balynas (Sep 24) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable game with Gytis. Rain made play a bit tricky in the first set. Lot of good rallies throughout. And was nice not have to queue to get on the courts!"  -- Alan
Robert Marshall bt Jake Thwaites (Sep 23) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentJake Thwaites bt Jacqueline Jeromson (Sep 21) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really close and enjoyable match. The first set could have gone either way, with almost every game going to deuce. Despite the score in the second set, this was another close one, and Jackie’s excellent awareness and consistency meant it never felt like a comfortable lead. Thanks for a great match and good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Jake
Reveal CommentAlan McConnach bt Jake Thwaites (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Jake. Fortunately for me he was a bit rusty having it played for a while or else it would have been very different. We played early and lucky we did as there was a massive queue even at 10 am"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentRobert Marshall bt Jacqueline Jeromson (Sep 18) 2-6, 7-5, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match as the score suggests. After surviving the monster que just to play Jackie was to consistent in the first set. The second was much closer with many deuce games and breaks and could have gone either way. Given the fading light we decided to play a tiebreak in the 3rd which I was able to edge. Thanks for the game Jackie good luck in the rest of your matches "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentLutz Eckart bt Jacqueline Jeromson (Sep 14) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This has been a great match in warm and close to perfect conditions. Most games were tight with long rallys and lots of running involved. I very much enjoyed the match. Thank you Jackie and good luck for the upcoming games. "  -- Lutz

Current Rankings:

  1. Ivar Bundulis 8.2 [W5] 10
  2. Alastair Noble [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Helen McMahon 9.1 [W3, L2] 8
  4. Ian McLeod [W2, L5] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Pierce Glennie [W3, L2] 7
  6. Niraj Welikala [W2] withdrawn 4
  7. Ruth Sutherland 9.2 [L7] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. David Cullen [W1, L1] withdrawn 2
  9. Jonathan Ritchie 8.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIvar Bundulis bt Ian McLeod (Oct 25) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with lots of rallies and deux games. thanks for the match"  -- Ivar
Reveal CommentPierce Glennie bt Ian McLeod (Oct 21) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a fun match and apologies for the court mixup. Good to try playing on clay"  -- Pierce
Reveal CommentIvar Bundulis bt Ruth Sutherland (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game. Thanks for the match"  -- Ivar
Reveal CommentIvar Bundulis bt Pierce Glennie (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very wet conditions but enjoyable game"  -- Ivar
Reveal CommentAlastair Noble bt Ian McLeod (Oct 16) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It's true what they say about clay - matches go on forever! Some great rallies and many deuces, thanks for the game. "  -- Alastair
Pierce Glennie bt Ruth Sutherland (Oct 15) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAlastair Noble bt Pierce Glennie (Oct 11) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great game, thanks "  -- Alastair
Reveal CommentIvar Bundulis bt Helen McMahon (Oct 10) 0-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I got off to a slow start again, and then at the end of the first set the heavens opened and the rain came down. This seemed to change things around. It was a really good game. Thanks for the match"  -- Ivar
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Ruth Sutherland (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Plenty of really close, exciting rallies with Ruth. Nice to have a good run around, similar to our previous matches. I was on good form and managed to push through until the end. Fun match. Thanks "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentPierce Glennie bt Helen McMahon (Oct 8) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match. Some bits played in the dark, some bits in puddles but we made it to the end! Look forward to playing you again sometime"  -- Pierce
Reveal CommentIvar Bundulis bt Alastair Noble (Oct 7) 0-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a fantastic game with Alastair. Lots of long rallies. I started badly losing the first set 6-0, but I warmed up and took the next 2 sets. Cheers for the match- Ivar"  -- Ivar
Reveal CommentIan McLeod bt Ruth Sutherland (Sep 29) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Ruth and I rescheduled our match to take advantage of the good weather on the day and we agreed to play at her local club. Thanks Ruth for a great, competitive and fun match in the sunshine. Felt very lucky to get the 1st set. Ruth and I both settled more in the 2nd set with the 5th game taking us to about 6 or 7 deuces with me serving and Ruth finally getting the break to edge into the lead for 3:2. Ruth took it to 4:2, but I tried to remain competitive and somehow edged forward to secure a final break at 6:5 to get the win in a really fun and well spirited game......best wishes with the remainder of your matches Ruth......Ian "  -- Ian
Ian McLeod bt David Cullen (Sep 25) Walkover
Alastair Noble bt Ruth Sutherland (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-1
Niraj Welikala bt Ian McLeod (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Ian McLeod (Sep 19) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Ian played over Friday evening & Saturday afternoon (we lost lighting in the first meeting, despite our best efforts to get it completed)! Ian new to the league and new to the court surface played very well, despite him still making adjustments to the new surroundings. I couldn’t manage to keep consistency in my game, but felt a turning point in the 2nd set where I pushed hard to get a 3rd set. Quite an even game in the 3rd but I managed to take a lead, then Ian began a come back, and I fought back again to clinch it. Thanks Ian for great game, for good chats in the queue and tips in the cool down! "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentDavid Cullen bt Ruth Sutherland (Sep 19) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Ruth and I always have great matches. Good fun, long rallies and played in a really enjoyable spirt. We had not played for nearly 12 months so it was great to play again. It was a beautiful sunny morning at The Meadows. All threes sets were much closer than the scores with lots of deuce games. I had more luck than Ruth so I was fortunate to win. Thank you Ruth for a great match and good luck with your other matches. "  -- David
Niraj Welikala bt Ruth Sutherland (Sep 16) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Alastair Noble (Sep 12) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Super close match! Fun and competitive. I think we both dug deep, but I just managed to clinch it on this occasion. Thanks Alastair "  -- Helen

Current Rankings:

  1. Laura Wallace 9.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Brodie Summers [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Liam Kemp [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Max Mulholland [W3, L2] 6
  5. Graeme White [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Linda Watson 9.1 [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jenny Campbell [W1, L1] 2
  8. Ciara Feeney [L1] 1
  9. Malgorzata Pawelek [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLiam Kemp bt Malgorzata Pawelek (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A real fun, spirited game. I think we brought out the best in each other, and Malgorzata certainly had me running around the court!"  -- Liam
Reveal CommentMax Mulholland bt Malgorzata Pawelek (Oct 17) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "There were lots of close games in this match, with many going to deuce. Thanks for a good match Gosia"  -- Max
Laura Wallace bt Jenny Campbell (Oct 16) 4-2, 4-1
Reveal CommentMax Mulholland bt Graeme White (Oct 15) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good game in great night conditions. Some long rallies and good net play by Graeme. Well played Graeme and best of luck with your future games"  -- Max
Reveal CommentGraeme White bt Linda Watson (Oct 14) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A good game in challenging conditions. Both sets could have gone either way. Linda saved 2 match points with net cords, before I finally clinched the win. "  -- Graeme
Reveal CommentLaura Wallace bt Max Mulholland (Oct 11) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant game! Very close the whole time! Beautiful weather too! Great fun, thanks max x"  -- Laura
Reveal CommentLaura Wallace bt Malgorzata Pawelek (Oct 10) 4-0, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely bright morning and a fun match! Look forward to playing with u again Gosia x"  -- Laura
Reveal CommentJenny Campbell bt Linda Watson (Oct 10) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Linda for coming at short notice after the Email mixup. Nice day to play! "  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentLaura Wallace bt Ciara Feeney (Oct 7) 4-1, 2-4, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great close match tonight! Thanks Ciara xx"  -- Laura
Reveal CommentLaura Wallace bt Graeme White (Oct 6) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun, close match and lots of exciting points - thanks for the game Graeme!"  -- Laura
Reveal CommentBrodie Summers bt Graeme White (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Graeme loads of good rallies with some good tennis on show score line doesn’t tell the full story all the best in your games cheers Brodie! "  -- Brodie
Reveal CommentLaura Wallace bt Linda Watson (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game and what a nice way to spend a Monday afternoon! At the end of both sets linda had two service games that had about a million deuces! I was glad I wasn’t serving! Thanks for the game x"  -- Laura
Reveal CommentLiam Kemp bt Graeme White (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A nervy match, quite unpredictable at times. Graeme's shots from the net were unstoppable at times. All the best for your next matches, Graeme!"  -- Liam
Reveal CommentBrodie Summers bt Liam Kemp (Sep 23) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game so many good rallies every second game going to deuce loads of long rallies and a great contest all the best in the rest of your games Liam! "  -- Brodie
  • "Despite playing with a broken string from early on in the match, Brodie got stronger as the game went on. Quite a lot of deuces, and quite difficult to return his top-spin shots. Great game!" -- Liam
Reveal CommentBrodie Summers bt Max Mulholland (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in nice weather all the best with your next matches "  -- Brodie
Reveal CommentLiam Kemp bt Linda Watson (Sep 20) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A real battle, this one. Quite nervy at times with several tense, long rallies."  -- Liam
Max Mulholland bt Linda Watson (Sep 18) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentBrodie Summers bt Linda Watson (Sep 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Linda just a bit dark at the end good luck thanks for the game! "  -- Brodie