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Speeds Farm Tennis Club

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Horsmonden Lawn Tennis Club

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Staplehurst Cricket & Tennis Club

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Tonbridge Tennis Club

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Collapse AllMid-Kent Singles - Round 12 | Thursday 11 November 2021 to Wednesday 5 January 2022 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 December 2021)

You’ve made it through a winter Round – nice work! It’s always great to see matches played all year round and we hope you had fun meeting new people and improving your tennis skills. Now it's the New Year, it's time to start thinking about those resolutions and maybe Local Tennis Leagues can help. The dates for your 2022 Rounds are online now, so be sure to secure your place.

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Elliot Webb [W7, L1] 17 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Philip Benton 9.1 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Mark French 8.2 [W5, L3] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Satheesh Vigneswaran 8.2 [W4, L4] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Diomid Sarateanu 10.1 [W3, L5] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nick Ryder [W4, L2] 9
  7. Jonathan Swain [W2, L3] withdrawn 5
  8. Kevin Gearing [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Brian Hackwell [W1, L7] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  10. Sharon Benton withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNick Ryder bt Satheesh Vigneswaran (Jan 3) 7-6 (10-8), 3-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, some good ball striking from both of us today. Nice to meet Satheesh sure we'll play again soon. "  -- Nick
Brian Hackwell bt Jonathan Swain (Jan 3) Walkover
Reveal CommentNick Ryder bt Brian Hackwell (Dec 31) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice meeting you Brian, thanks for the game. "  -- Nick
Mark French bt Jonathan Swain (Dec 28) Walkover
Reveal CommentMark French bt Diomid Sarateanu (Dec 27) 3-6, 6-3, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "2 close sets of very good tennis. Diomid had a new Head tennis racquet and played well. Close games but managed to come back in the second set and edge out a match tie break. Thanks. Mark"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark French bt Brian Hackwell (Dec 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Wet and damp conditions but did clear up. Brian first match at St Johns Tennis Club. Thanks for the game and lets play again soon. Mark"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Kevin Gearing (Dec 23) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match against Kevin (our first for more than 2 years!) on a drizzly evening. Lots of good rallies throughout, some nasty drop shots on both sides! "  -- Philip
Reveal CommentElliot Webb bt Philip Benton (Dec 22) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "One of those games where the score doesn’t reflect the match play. Lots of games doing to deuce and some great shots by Phillip. Thanks for the game, it was great to meet you. "  -- Elliot
Reveal CommentElliot Webb bt Jonathan Swain (Dec 21) 0-6, 7-5 Jonathan Swain Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Jon, was nice to meet you! Jon ran away with the first set but sad to see him unable to complete the match. Hope you’re feeling better."  -- Elliot
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Brian Hackwell (Dec 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet and play Brian, thanks for the game, well played"  -- Diomid
Reveal CommentElliot Webb bt Nick Ryder (Dec 15) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable, tight match with with lots of good points. Good to see you again Nick, thanks for the game"  -- Elliot
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Kevin Gearing (Dec 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Kevin again, some great ralies especially first set, well played Kevin"  -- Diomid
  • "Very enjoyable game. I must have done something right to make Diomid forget the score! First set I thought I had a chance." -- Kevin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNick Ryder bt Philip Benton (Dec 12) 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Philip, massive rallies on slow wet clay, I'll sleep well tonight. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentSatheesh Vigneswaran bt Brian Hackwell (Dec 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Brian . Good luck to your rest of the games . "  -- Satheesh
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Satheesh Vigneswaran (Dec 8) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Sateesh battled hard in first set, saved numerous break points but I broke his resistance and carried on the momentum in second set. Lots of long rallies, enjoyed the game. Thanks Sateesh."  -- Philip
Reveal CommentNick Ryder bt Mark French (Dec 4) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Mark, very attacking close contest. Real treat to be indoors out of the winter weather!!"  -- Nick
Reveal CommentElliot Webb bt Brian Hackwell (Dec 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game Brian, was great to meet you!"  -- Elliot
Reveal CommentElliot Webb bt Kevin Gearing (Dec 3) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good game Kevin, lots of good points!"  -- Elliot
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Nick Ryder (Dec 1) 0-6, 6-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match, almost all the games going to deuce, Nick has a very consistent doubled backhand, well played"  -- Diomid
Jonathan Swain bt Diomid Sarateanu (Nov 29) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentSatheesh Vigneswaran bt Kevin Gearing (Nov 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Was good to play Kevin after a few years ! Thanks for the game "  -- Satheesh
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Brian Hackwell (Nov 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet you Brian, thanks for the game."  -- Philip
Reveal CommentElliot Webb bt Diomid Sarateanu (Nov 24) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another really good match with Diomid. He served well and we had some great rallies - the score does not reflect how close the match was! Thanks for the game."  -- Elliot
Reveal CommentElliot Webb bt Satheesh Vigneswaran (Nov 24) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was great to meet Satheesh and play a good game. Satheesh’s serving was huge and we had lots of close points. Thanks for the game."  -- Elliot
Reveal CommentSatheesh Vigneswaran bt Diomid Sarateanu (Nov 23) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "As usual good game with Diomid . Hard fought 2nd set with many games went to deuce . Well played ! "  -- Satheesh
Reveal CommentKevin Gearing bt Brian Hackwell (Nov 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cold evening at TWLTC on the artificial clay courts. Nice to meet Brian. Good luck in your future games - Kevin"  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Mark French (Nov 23) 4-5, 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Mark won an epic first set tie breaker 9-7 in a very close set which could have gone either way. I managed to wear Mark out and take next 2 sets. Lots of great rallies throughout. Thanks Mark."  -- Philip
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Diomid Sarateanu (Nov 20) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Neither Diomid nor myself at our best tonight, lots of breaks of serves. I perhaps made fewer mistakes which gave me the edge over 2 tight sets. Thanks Diomid. "  -- Philip
Reveal CommentSatheesh Vigneswaran bt Mark French (Nov 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Satheesh player very well today and deserved the win. Great serving and many perfect lobs!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark French bt Elliot Webb (Nov 16) 1-4, 4-2, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Elliot again. Every game went to deuce, with many long rallies. Both played well and hit some great shots. Managed to edge out the match tie break after a few more winners. Thanks for the game. Mark"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentJonathan Swain bt Satheesh Vigneswaran (Nov 15) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match. Very close. "  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentMark French bt Kevin Gearing (Nov 11) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Tight first set with many games going to deuce. Kevin served well in the first set. I played better in the second set hitting many more winners and kept the rallies short. Good game Kevin and looking forward to our next match. Mark"  -- Mark


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The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Mid-Kent.

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. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

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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