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Collapse AllNorth Tyneside Singles - Round 21 | Thursday 4 November 2021 to Wednesday 29 December 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 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. Peter Orchard [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Monir Ahmed 8.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jonathan Fellows [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Graeme Dickson [W1, L3] 3
  5. Hollie Lancaster [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Chris Murtagh [W1, L1] 2
  7. Joe Zadeh [L1]
  8. Joshua Kaufmann withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Orchard bt Chris Murtagh (Dec 21) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match with many 20+ shot rallies. Look forward to playing Chris again"  -- Peter
Monir Ahmed bt Graeme Dickson (Dec 18) Walkover
Reveal CommentChris Murtagh bt Monir Ahmed (Dec 15) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to finally get a game before the league closes and a lovely game it was on a fine court at Monir’s club. Game was played in good spirits throughout with good quality hitting. Happy with my play after a longish break and a dose of covid. Look forward to playing again Monir. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentPeter Orchard bt Graeme Dickson (Dec 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Graeme and play for the first time. A good match much closer than score suggests. Hope we can play again soon"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentGraeme Dickson bt Hollie Lancaster (Dec 11) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Was great to meet and play Hollie. Very competitive match, with Hollie very consistent hitting baseline shots with zip on the artificial grass surface. I was fortunate to break at 5-5 after winning two points I definitely didn't deserve. The 2nd set was very competitive with 4 of the 9 games reaching deuce. Thoroughly enjoyed the match and many of the chats we had when switching ends. Great to meet you Hollie, and look forward to another match in the new year. "  -- Graeme
Reveal CommentMonir Ahmed bt Jonathan Fellows (Dec 5) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was in a mutually agreed indoor court. Jonny won the toss and decided to serve. Shots after shots, rallies after rallies from both sides. Both sides were reluctant to lose any vital point, and it continued until 3-3 without any break. It was the moment of long wait who was going to blink first! -most notably, who will make an unforced error during the long rallies. Luckily, I managed to strike first by winning the breakpoint and was leading the first set 4-3. Some double faults from Jonny made it easier for me to finish the first set 6-3. In the second set, it was long battle of most games, pushing each other to the limit! There were very few games without deuces for both sets. What a breath-taking competitive tennis! Thanks, Jonny. "  -- Monir
Reveal CommentMonir Ahmed bt Joe Zadeh (Nov 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a lovely sunny weather in the morning with some windy conditions. Joe won the toss and decided to serve. First set was completed with some good rallies. I focused with consistent serves and attempted to move Joe around the court. There were some long deuces, Joe played some good tricky shots. However some unforced errors did not help him much. Second set was pretty much one sided but Joe had good efforts to turn it around, particularly when I was leading 3-0. My drop shots, base line shots did not allow Joe to succeed. I think with some practices, Joe will progress a lot. It was pleasure playing in such a nice weather. Thanks, Joe. "  -- Monir
Reveal CommentPeter Orchard bt Jonathan Fellows (Nov 23) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to meet and play Jonny for the first time also the first time I have played on this lovely court at Rockcliffe. A very tight match with lots of long rallies. Second set could have gone either way but I just managed to scrape through. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentJonathan Fellows bt Hollie Lancaster (Nov 14) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with very little to separate the 2 players. The points became longer and longer towards the end of the second set, with nerve-shredding baseline rallying. Definitely some of the most gruelling points I have played in the league - a great test. Hollie showed brilliant resilience, saving several match points and turning the set on its head to force a tiebreak. The tiebreak reflected the match - topsy-turvy with both players in with a chance until the very end. Can't wait for the rematch some time!"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentPeter Orchard bt Hollie Lancaster (Nov 13) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "First time l played Hollie. A really enjoyable competitive match would be lovely to play in less slippery conditions next time!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Orchard bt Monir Ahmed (Nov 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet and play Monir for the first time. Highly competitive match played on a sunny November morning. Some excellent long rallies and a very close match. Thoroughly enjoyed playing"  -- Peter

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJonathan Fellows bt Graeme Dickson (Nov 7) 6-4, 6-7 (1-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic opening match, played in great spirit. From the first game, Graeme pushed me all the way, with momentum shifting back and forth throughout. Sudden gusts of wind meant the quality of tennis went from the sublime to the ridiculous, but we battled on. Graeme played outstanding towards the end of the second set, serving strongly and forcing the tiebreak. I rebounded at the start of the third, only to have to fend off another fightback. The result was a real test of nerves, as I served out the match at 5-4 (4 match points needed). Look forward to playing again in calmer conditions, as this could have gone either way!"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentMonir Ahmed bt Hollie Lancaster (Nov 7) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was an excellent sunny morning with some windy conditions. Hollie played beautiful tennis with incredible, magnificent ball striking. I struggled a lot from the beginning to find a solution and thus lost the first set, which lasted over an hour. I was able to bring some tactical changes in my game and was able to dominate, but many games were very close with a lot of duces. I was lucky to win important points. The decider shows one-sided, but there were long baseline and cross-court rallies. It was such a joy to play! Many thanks, Hollie."  -- Monir

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. COLIN THOMSON [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Peter McCue 9.2 [W2, L2] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Kate Elliott [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tim Cantle-Jones [W2] 4
  5. Peter OHara [W2] 4
  6. Gregory Bignot [L3]
  7. Sandra Collins

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter OHara bt Kate Elliott (Dec 21) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match played in chilly conditions. Good to meet you Kate. Have a happy christmas and new year"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentCOLIN THOMSON bt Peter McCue (Dec 11) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Peter again. A very close match, with lots of games going to Deuce and on occasion, staying at Deuce for quite some time. As we hit the third set, the weather threatened to scupper us, but thankfully we just about avoided the rain. A brilliant game full of great rallies"  -- COLIN
Reveal CommentPeter McCue bt Gregory Bignot (Dec 4) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "After last weeks scheduled match had to be called off due to Storm Arwen much calmer weather today and a very enjoyable and competitive match . This is the first time that Greg has entered the league and overall he has played relatively little tennis .However it was clear how much he has improved even over the previous two matches he had played and indeed even during the course of this match - throughout his error level was very low and he retrieved many difficult shots and played some great winners - the first set was tight and the second even more so and indeed Greg had a 3-1 lead in this - lots of deuce games and tight points and I was relieved - and quite fortunate - to get over the line . "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentKate Elliott bt Gregory Bignot (Nov 21) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was lovely to meet Greg and we had a very enjoyable match. The first set was extremely close and in the second most games went to deuce on numerous occasions so the score doesn’t reflect how close the match actually was. "  -- Kate
Reveal CommentTim Cantle-Jones bt COLIN THOMSON (Nov 20) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Score in no way reflects the match which was quite tight for most of the games, think I just made less unforced errors "  -- Tim
Reveal CommentTim Cantle-Jones bt Kate Elliott (Nov 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "lovely to meet Kate and play a really enjoyable game, the score doesn't reflect the match in which there were lots of good rallies and close games. My first league game ever looking forward to many more! "  -- Tim
Reveal CommentCOLIN THOMSON bt Gregory Bignot (Nov 14) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match on a lovely winter's morning. The score belies how many great rallies were had, and how many games went to Deuce. Was lovely meeting Greg, I'm sure we'll get some more games in soon"  -- COLIN

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCOLIN THOMSON bt Kate Elliott (Nov 13) 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to play against Kate again. First time either of us went to 3 sets and it was an absolute slog haha great game, some lovely rallies! "  -- COLIN
Reveal CommentPeter McCue bt Kate Elliott (Nov 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "As always a pleasure to play a match with Kate . A really good match where the score does not in any way reflect the actual play - there were lots of deuce games and good rallies and overall this was a very close contest - and the weather just about held up - and for Whitley Bay in November the temperature was sub tropical!! Good luck with your remaining games Kate and doubtless we will play again in the New Year"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter OHara bt Peter McCue (Nov 9) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match with Peter at Beverley. First set was topsy turvy with both players getting the upper hand at stages but then other fighting back to lead. An enjoyable match against a good opponent. Best of luck Peter with your remianing fixtures"  -- Peter

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for North Tyneside.

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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