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Collapse AllMeadows, Edinburgh Singles - Round 61 | Thursday 3 February 2022 to Wednesday 30 March 2022 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 March 2022)

Thanks for competing in the first LTL Round of 2022! We hope you enjoyed your matches and have met some new tennis pals. The weather is starting to change, the sun is coming out and we’re ready for more tennis this Spring. Don’t miss the deadline for your next Round and check out our new Local Padel Leagues if you’d like to give a new sport a go!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Adam Leel 6 5 1 2 12 LWWW
2 Christopher Trigg 5 5 0 0 10 WWWW
3 Radoslav Iliev 6 3 3 2 9 WLWW
4 Callum Macdonald 4 2 2 0 4 LWLW
5 Lee Simmonds 4 1 3 0 3 WLLL
6 Pedrog Ichikawa-Bryant 4 1 3 0 2 LLLW
7 Seb Cotton 5 0 5 0 1 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristopher Trigg bt Adam Leel (Mar 27) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This match could have gone either way and probably Adam’s if he had taken the set point he had. Perfect weather."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentLee Simmonds bt Seb Cotton (Mar 26) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Seb today. First set in particular was high quality with both of us taking care of our service games and few break point opportunities. Second set was also decent with Seb doing a good job to close it out after breaking at 4-4. Final set was more attritional with the warm weather, tiredness and balls which were done making it increasingly difficult to hit winners, all contributory factors. Look forward to the next one mate!"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentChristopher Trigg bt Callum Macdonald (Mar 26) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for tennis although at one point there was a layer of smoke across the court from all the BBQs"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentAdam Leel bt Pedrog Ichikawa-Bryant (Mar 25) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match in sweltering conditions by Scottish standards. Pedrog was only just coming back from injury and hadn't played much on hard court, so the surface favoured me. I played some solid tennis and surprised myself with the score, especially as I know Pedrog is a top player."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentChristopher Trigg bt Seb Cotton (Mar 23) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A tightly fought contest with plenty of long rallies"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Trigg bt Pedrog Ichikawa-Bryant (Mar 21) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match, first time I have played at Thistle on the artificial clay"  -- Christopher
Radoslav Iliev bt Pedrog Ichikawa-Bryant (Mar 20) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentAdam Leel bt Lee Simmonds (Mar 20) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in blustery conditions. Some long, gruelling rallies which made for fun tennis. The cracks on the court also made for some funky bounces too."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentChristopher Trigg bt Radoslav Iliev (Mar 20) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely morning for tennis, Rad made me work for that win."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentPedrog Ichikawa-Bryant bt Seb Cotton (Mar 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game today Seb, really nice to meet you. Great conditions for the game too on a fairly still night under the lights. "  -- Pedrog
Radoslav Iliev bt Lee Simmonds (Mar 7) 6-1, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCallum Macdonald bt Lee Simmonds (Mar 6) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Gruelling match in lovely conditions at the Meadows. Momentum swung back and forth, right to the end of the third set. I had a big slice of luck with a net cord on match point! Cheers for the match, Lee."  -- Callum
Radoslav Iliev bt Seb Cotton (Mar 2) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentAdam Leel bt Callum Macdonald (Mar 1) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in slightly damp conditions. I'm glad my game was consistent because so was Callum's. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Leel bt Radoslav Iliev (Mar 1) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A match played over 3 different days and 2 different clubs. Mortonhall was good fun, very different to Meadows hard courts - will definitely play there again."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Leel bt Seb Cotton (Feb 11) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Wind caused havoc but still a fun match."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentCallum Macdonald bt Radoslav Iliev (Feb 9) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "The swirling wind made good tennis difficult and seemed to favour my game more than Rad's. The second set was very tight and could have gone either way. "  -- Callum

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Gabriele Granello 5 5 0 2 12 WWWW
2 Matthew Strachan 6 5 1 0 10 WWWL
3 Colin Gill 5 4 1 0 9 WWWW
4 Sam Phipps 6 4 2 0 8 WWWW
5 Richard Thomas 6 1 5 2 5 LLLL
6 David Wood 5 2 3 0 4 LLLW
7 Rhodri Williams 7 1 6 2 4 LLLW
8 David Marin 4 0 4 0 0 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentColin Gill bt David Marin (Mar 27) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect day for tennis at Abercorn this morning. David took a set to get used to the surface but his energy and enthusiasm were unmatched. Thanks for coming to Abercorn to play. "  -- Colin
Reveal CommentMatthew Strachan bt Rhodri Williams (Mar 26) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Awesome sunny day. Great game. Some good winners by both of us. Until the next time "  -- Matthew

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSam Phipps bt Richard Thomas (Mar 25) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "great game with Sam - very evenly matched and took a long time to get through 2 sets."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentColin Gill bt Rhodri Williams (Mar 24) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "16 degrees out on court today which was both glorious and energy sapping. A tough match with lots of long rallies and too much running. Thanks Rhodri. "  -- Colin
Reveal CommentColin Gill bt Richard Thomas (Mar 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another fun match with Richard on a great day for tennis at Abercorn. Richard have me a lot of free points on serve that helped me. We then played a third set that was much closer and a truer reflection of our games. Thanks Richard. "  -- Colin
Reveal CommentSam Phipps bt David Marin (Mar 20) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I managed to find some consistency and enjoyed this match in the sunshine. Lovely to meet you David. Thanks for the game! "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentMatthew Strachan bt David Wood (Mar 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game David. Some long ralllies and great winners mainly by you. Until the next time!"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Strachan bt Richard Thomas (Mar 18) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Sunny day but bit of a breeze made for some lovely tennis. Stole it from you after being 4-1 down both sets. Look forward to the next time :)"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentColin Gill bt David Wood (Mar 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another close match with David after our ‘epic’ last summer. I managed to serve much better today and David let me off the hook a couple of times. Reasonable conditions if a bit blustery at times. Thanks David. "  -- Colin
Reveal CommentGabriele Granello bt Matthew Strachan (Mar 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good rallies despite the day being quite windy. It was great to meet you Matt, hope to play with you again! And thanks for the tips on how to fix the bag!"  -- Gabriele
Reveal CommentSam Phipps bt Rhodri Williams (Mar 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match in quite gusty conditions. It wasn't all one way - there were some good rallies and a few long deuce games. Rhodri also hit some great passing shots. Thanks for the game!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentRhodri Williams bt David Marin (Mar 6) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with lots of long rallies on the Meadows on a beautiful sunny day. "  -- Rhodri
Reveal CommentSam Phipps bt Colin Gill (Mar 6) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match played over two days, the first cold and dreich, the second in sunshine. I was losing 2-0 in the third set when we stopped. That turned into 3-0 after we resumed but I came back and won the tiebreak. Great rallies. Thanks Colin!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentMatthew Strachan bt Sam Phipps (Mar 5) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game on a sunny day! Look forward to the next one!"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentGabriele Granello bt David Wood (Mar 4) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First set under the rain, then luckily the sun came out.. Games were very even, and what mattered at the end was perhaps the amount of unforced errors. A local dog cheered for us for the whole second set. Thanks David for coming down to Leith, looking forward to playing with you again Gabriele"  -- Gabriele
Reveal CommentGabriele Granello bt Sam Phipps (Mar 2) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great tennis, Sam is a very consistent player and a master of lobs. Lots of deuces, long rallies, and extra effort was needed to finish the point for both players. Thanks Sam for coming down to Leith for the game. Looking forward to playing with you again at the first chance Gabriele"  -- Gabriele
Reveal CommentGabriele Granello bt Richard Thomas (Feb 28) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, tighter than the score suggests! Court a bit wet at the beginning but not slippery. Richard was a great opponent and a sportsman. Lovely to meet him and play during the week!" -- Gabriele
Reveal CommentDavid Wood bt Rhodri Williams (Feb 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with good rallies, shotmaking & quite a few deuces. Best weather of the year so far too. A"  -- David
Reveal CommentMatthew Strachan bt David Marin (Feb 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Some long rallies in windy conditions. Thanks for the game David"  -- Matthew
Gabriele Granello bt Rhodri Williams (Feb 26) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentDavid Wood bt Richard Thomas (Feb 26) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I won a grand total of … one game last time I played Richard two rounds ago so happy with today’s result. A lot of great and a few insane rallies made it a fun match. "  -- David
Reveal CommentRichard Thomas bt Rhodri Williams (Feb 11) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "great match, some long deuce games and lots of unpredictable gusts of winds making it interesting!"  -- Richard

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Pawel Milto 7 6 1 2 14 WWWL
2 David Hay 6 5 1 2 12 WWWW
3 Michael Davidson 3 2 1 2 6 WLW
4 Randy Van Der Linden 3 2 1 0 5 LWW
5 Gytis Balynas 5 1 4 2 5 WLLL
6 Michael Thomson 3 1 2 2 4 WLL
7 Keith Martin 4 0 4 0 2 LLLL
8 Ruben Milne 3 0 3 0 0 LLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Hay bt Keith Martin (Mar 30) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with a lot of rallies. Keith was off to a winning start with a win of the tightly contested set one. In set two it started snowing which got in the eyes a bit but we soldiered on and I managed to clinch the victory."  -- David
Reveal CommentGytis Balynas bt Keith Martin (Mar 21) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match in very nice conditions. "  -- Gytis
Reveal CommentDavid Hay bt Ruben Milne (Mar 21) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Ruben on a misty night at the Meadows. Lots of well placed lobs that I just couldn't quite chase back and a real variety of shots and fun rallies.. Pretty incredible you've only been playing for a few months - thanks Ruben!"  -- David
Reveal CommentPawel Milto bt Ruben Milne (Mar 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match in some windy conditions. Ruben will get to pretty much any ball with his speed. I was making more shots than usual, which allowed me to get past his defense. Enjoy your remaining matches Ruben! "  -- Pawel
Reveal CommentDavid Hay bt Randy Van Der Linden (Mar 7) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match; we have quite similar styles of play. Randy took the first set utilising his powerful top spin fore hand and accurate ball placement with quite a few cross court passes when I was at the net. The second set swung in my favour and luckily for me the third too. A very enjoyable match and I think that if Randy had been firing all cylinders for the second set it would have been a very different result."  -- David
Reveal CommentMichael Thomson bt Ruben Milne (Mar 2) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the match Ruben! The score line doesn’t reflect the closeness of the match with a few long deuce games! Ruben has good pace which made for some long rallies as he kept managing to return everything! All the best with the rest of your matches! "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentPawel Milto bt Keith Martin (Mar 2) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was one of those matches where pretty much everything went my way - I was kissing and hugging lines with my shots. Keith's tricky serve and shot spins got me many times and in the 3rd set played for more enjoyment Keith played some great drop shots. Many thanks Keith for coming out to Thistle and good luck in your remaining matches! "  -- Pawel
Reveal CommentRandy Van Der Linden bt Gytis Balynas (Mar 2) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Late night match under the floodlights of the Meadows. Gytis really made me work for the points with good defensive shots and a lot of short balls played. In the 2nd set not a single break of serve which took us to a tie-break. Thanks for the game and good luck in the rest of the league. "  -- Randy
Reveal CommentMichael Davidson bt Keith Martin (Mar 1) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with Keith under the floodlights at the meadows tennis courts. Both sets started off very close with breaks of serve going both ways. It took me a while to adapt to Keith’s very useful defensive lob which was especially tricky with the floodlights on! Some decent rallies throughout the match and some great ground strokes from Keith but ultimately I was able to get the win in the end. Many thanks for the game Keith! "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentDavid Hay bt Michael Thomson (Feb 27) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for our match which started at sunset then under the flood lights. Our game play was very similar but Michael was more courageous with the power of his shots & plenty of top spin on those forearm baseline hits. The score line didn’t represent the length of our rallys; a really enjoyable match!"  -- David
Reveal CommentPawel Milto bt Michael Davidson (Feb 27) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable and close match with Michael! We both had to play plenty of offense and defense and we've had many fantastic rallies. It was a great day to play some tennis in sunshine, even that made seeing the ball more difficult. Thanks for making me run so much Micheal and good luck in your next matches! "  -- Pawel
Reveal CommentRandy Van Der Linden bt Pawel Milto (Feb 25) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Incredibly close match which could have gone either way. About half of all the games went to deuce which resulted in a lenghty match. Good quality rallies played and some unstoppable serves by Pawel. Managed to save two set points in the 2nd at 4-5 down and just snuck the win by winning both tie-breaks. It was a very enjoyable game and I wish you all the best for the rest of your games Pawel. "  -- Randy
Reveal CommentPawel Milto bt David Hay (Feb 22) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Weather forecasts can't be trusted... Very tough match played in frankly crazy conditions! Lots of games went to deuce, with one game having as many as 6 or 7! Not exactly sure how I've managed to come through with a win: David has a very fast serve, happy to come to the net and has a powerful topspin forehand. Mamy thanks for the enjoyable match and for braving the conditions! "  -- Pawel
Reveal CommentMichael Davidson bt Gytis Balynas (Feb 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough, windy conditions for our match today. It made for some interesting rallies. Lots of slicing and adapting to the gusts of wind from both of us. Cheers for the game Gytis :) "  -- Michael

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Hay bt Gytis Balynas (Feb 14) 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Gytis got off to a slow start but came storming back with a tie break win in the second. We were treated to a spectacular sunset as we battled out the 3rd, where I made a close escape to clinch it by a narrow margin."  -- David
Reveal CommentPawel Milto bt Michael Thomson (Feb 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match in very difficult conditions! Drizzle and gusts of wind made it very tricky at times. I must have had my best serving night for some time, with lots of good first serves landing. I was mostly able to stay away from Michael's deadly backhand slice dropshot and keep most of shots between the lines. Many thanks Michael and best of luck in the upcoming matches! "  -- Pawel
Reveal CommentPawel Milto bt Gytis Balynas (Feb 4) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match played in chilly conditions! I struggled to adjust to Gytis' serve initially and in the second set Gytis made some great defensive shots! Thanks for coming out to play late at night in 2degC with chilly wind! "  -- Pawel

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Andrew Murray 4 4 0 0 8 WWWW
2 Albert Heredero Lopez 5 3 2 2 8 WWWL
3 Helen McMahon 2 2 0 0 4 WW
4 Adam Berk 3 1 2 0 2 LLW
5 Francesco Fronda 4 0 4 2 2 LLLL
6 Josef Svoboda 1 0 1 0 1 L
7 Jonathan Ritchie 1 0 1 0 0 L
8 Kathryn Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew Murray bt Francesco Fronda (Mar 24) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great friendly match. Lots of deuce points and good fun rallies. Francesco was getting used to an unfamiliar surface - artificial clay - which was quite slippy. Great to play in perfect conditions after so many cold nights. Thanks for coming out Francesco. Hopefully we can play again soon!"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Murray bt Adam Berk (Mar 16) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match with Adam. We had lots of long rallies covering every inch of the court. Adam was brutally honest about some of the points - even disqualifying his ‘shot of the match’ (a ridiculous dink after sprinting cross court) because he touched the net. Thanks for the great game Adam!"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAlbert Heredero Lopez bt Adam Berk (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice friendly match with Adam. Perfect weather (just a bit cold but no wind or rain at all), some good rallies and I really liked his serve. Hopefully we can play again soon! Good luck for the rest of the league"  -- Albert
Reveal CommentAdam Berk bt Francesco Fronda (Mar 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great friendly match in perfect conditions (if a bit chilly). Momentum shifted back and forth a couple times and in the end the score could easily have been opposite of how it turned out. Looking forward to playing Francesco again sometime soon. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Francesco Fronda (Feb 21) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Francesco, in nice evening conditions at the Meadows. Francesco broke my serve early in both sets, with a strong start. I had to quickly bring up my level and fight back. Some really close games and some nice winners played. Close, fun match. Thanks "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentAlbert Heredero Lopez bt Francesco Fronda (Feb 17) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with Francesco, with some good rallies and nice points. It was his first match in this League and it happened to him the same as to me on my first match with Helen. I'm sure from now on he will do better and better, since he is a good player. Good luck for the rest of the league!"  -- Albert

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndrew Murray bt Josef Svoboda (Feb 17) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Super close match with lots of good rallies. Josef has a great forehand and seems to get to every ball somehow. The momentum kept changing every couple of games so it could have gone either way. My back is going to be sore after that match!"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAlbert Heredero Lopez bt Jonathan Ritchie (Feb 10) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Playing at 2 degrees should count as a victory for both players! Great match despite the cold. I enjoyed playing with Jonathan, who made me run a lot and took the best of me. Hopefully we can play again soon! Good luck for the rest of the league. Albert"  -- Albert
Reveal CommentAndrew Murray bt Albert Heredero Lopez (Feb 9) 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game on a cold and occasionally snowy night. Albert is a great opponent and we had lots of fun rallies. As the score indicates, it was a very close match that could have gone either way. Hopefully we will have a rematch sometime."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Albert Heredero Lopez (Feb 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Albert. Good to be playing again! Albert quite new to the league, sussing out how to play against different opponents. I started well and remained quite calm and focused, which helped my consistency. We can some really nice rallies and went to deuce on a number of occasions, which the score line doesn’t reflect. Albert was attempting some great shots and taking more risk than myself, which he didn’t manage to capitalise on this time, but with some more fine tuning, the score line could had been quite different. Thanks for being proactive in getting the game arranged. All the best in the rest of your games. Helen "  -- Helen