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Collapse AllNorth Tyneside Singles - Round 23 | Thursday 7 April 2022 to Wednesday 1 June 2022 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 May 2022)

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Peter Orchard 6 6 0 2 14 WWWW
2 John Waites 5 5 0 2 12 WWWW
3 Sandy Duncanson 5 4 1 2 10 WWLW
4 Chris Murtagh 7 4 3 2 10 WWWL
5 Simon Pound 4 3 1 2 9 LWWW
6 Daniel Smith 8 2 6 2 7 WLLL
7 Mark Dryden 8 2 6 2 7 LLLW
8 Greg Fearon 7 0 7 2 4 LLLL
9 Craig Taylor 4 1 3 0 3 LLLW

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Orchard bt Craig Taylor (May 19) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match played in good spirit. Always a pleasure to play Craig"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentDaniel Smith bt Mark Dryden (May 19) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with some good shots/rallies by both, despite having to contend with basket, foot, and tennis balls coming across our court alongside some very questionable ‘music’ in the park. Look forward to playing again at Churchill/Beverley another time. Cheers"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentJohn Waites bt Craig Taylor (May 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Craig started well going up 2-0 and it took me a few games to get used to his heavy slice shooting through the artificial grass. I was gradually able to put more pressure on him in the rallies and force some errors despite Craig's good court coverage."  -- John
Reveal CommentChris Murtagh bt Mark Dryden (May 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very good battle with Mark this afternoon and nice to play on a different surface at Beverley. Mark battled back well in the first before it eventually finished 6-3. The second set had many deuces and exhausting points with Mark seemingly never beaten we had some +40 shot rallies. I was very glad for having remembered to pack a banana. Mark made life very tricky but I eventually got over the line with a couple of good service games. Very good game, cheers Mark! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentJohn Waites bt Greg Fearon (May 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The scoreline doesn't really reflect the match as there were plenty of rallies and good play on both sides. Good to meet Greg and we both enjoyed playing in the warm conditions."  -- John
Reveal CommentPeter Orchard bt Mark Dryden (May 13) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "First time I’ve played Mark .Intense match played in very windy conditions but still managed some great rallies. Hope to play Mark again"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentChris Murtagh bt Simon Pound (May 12) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Simon for the first time and a very good game this evening at Rockcliffe. The first set was quite straight forward with many long rallies until the wind got up towards the end. The wind stayed with us for the remainder of the match and made serving and general ground strokes very interesting. Simon amazingly hit only one double fault throughout! I was lucky to get 4 games off Simon in the 2nd as I felt he was smashing everything past me. The third set saw some very close games which just went my way and I was delighted to see out the set as it had been a very exhausting match. Thanks Simon and good luck for your next games. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentMark Dryden bt Craig Taylor (May 10) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions at Beverley for our second match against each other. The first played in heavy rain that Craig won comfortably. Pleased to get over the line against Craig’s skilful play pushing me all over the court. Good luck with your remaining matches!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentPeter Orchard bt Daniel Smith (May 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played on a glorious morning. Thanks Dan "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentSandy Duncanson bt Daniel Smith (May 7) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable and closely-contested match that deserved a third set. Dan was hitting the ball well on both sides and had me running all over the place. Thankfully I managed to squeeze out both sets having been 3-4 down in both! Looking forward to playing again soon."  -- Sandy
Reveal CommentChris Murtagh bt Greg Fearon (May 7) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful morning at Rockcliffe. Great to play Greg and as usual there was no holding back from him with winners flying in from all angles. I played very well myself and made very few errors which is unusual. A fast paced match which gave us time to have a bonus set to finish. Great mornings tennis. Cheers Greg."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentMark Dryden bt Greg Fearon (May 5) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Greg again. To say this match swung from one player to the other would be an understatement! Looking forward to playing you again Greg and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentJohn Waites bt Daniel Smith (May 4) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Match started in heavy rain which made conditions tough for both players, which the ball aquaplaning, especially on serves and the wet conditions making the bounce unpredictable. I started well despite this taking the first 3 games, but then Dan pegged me back to 3-3, only for me to take the next 3 games and the set. Second set was close with Dan having a chance for the second set serving at 5-4 but after a long game with several deuces, scores levelled again. A good service game by me made it 6-5, then another long game just went my way. A good match played in great spirits. I have to thank Dan for been willing to play in such conditions. "  -- John
Reveal CommentSandy Duncanson bt Chris Murtagh (May 1) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A much closer match than the scoreline suggests, with Chris tracking down every ball as many of our games went to deuce. Always enjoy playing Chris and looking forward to next time."  -- Sandy
Reveal CommentSimon Pound bt Greg Fearon (Apr 30) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was my second meeting with Greg. After a quick first set, Greg started to attack some of his shots making a competitive 2nd set. Hope to play again soon"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentPeter Orchard bt Greg Fearon (Apr 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played Greg many times alway a good contest, a lot of good rallies in this match "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Orchard bt Sandy Duncanson (Apr 28) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match played in great spirit. Score was very close in both sets with a few key point making the difference"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentDaniel Smith bt Greg Fearon (Apr 23) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tight 3 setter with some really long games too, could've gone either way. Cheers for the game and best of luck for future matches"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentCraig Taylor bt Daniel Smith (Apr 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fine, warm and sunny day - excellent conditions for tennis. This was our second encounter, in the North Tyneside singles leagues -the first, a three setter indoors at Churchill, saw a convincing and thoroughly deserved victory for Daniel. Despite the scoreline, this was a more even contest featuring some pretty good and varied tennis play. Drop shots, lobs, forehand and backhand winners, some really good hard fought rallies. Much closer than the score suggests, on this occasion the key points and momentum went my way. I look forward to our next match. Cheers."  -- Craig
Reveal CommentSimon Pound bt Mark Dryden (Apr 21) 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match with mark at Beverley. He had a great comeback in the first set coming from 2-5 down to take the set in a tie break. I got to grips with his play style in the 2nd and 3rd but it was a very close match overall. Looking forward to playing again"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSandy Duncanson bt Greg Fearon (Apr 21) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match which was much closer than the scoreline suggests. It felt like every game was going to deuce! Always lovely to catch up with Greg - looking forward to next time. "  -- Sandy
Reveal CommentChris Murtagh bt Daniel Smith (Apr 19) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "I think the longest game I’ve played in the league and one of the closest. First set went by fairly quickly which made way for 2 epic sets to come. In set 2 Dan changed tactics and had me running all over from his clever net play. My serve deserted me and Dan served it out. Set 3 followed the same pattern with Dan coming back at me to force a tie break. The watch says 2300 calories burned.. hope to play Dan again but not too soon! :P"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentJohn Waites bt Chris Murtagh (Apr 18) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Chris today, plenty of rallies with Chris using his topspin forehand as much as possible, whilst I tried to come forward when the opportunity arose. Most games went with serve, so the few service breaks proved crucial. Cheers Chris."  -- John
Reveal CommentPeter Orchard bt Chris Murtagh (Apr 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A highly competitive match with many long rallies of 20+ shots. Played Chris many time and matches are always at a good level"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentSandy Duncanson bt Mark Dryden (Apr 15) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed this one - great to meet Mark and to play at a lovely venue at Beverly Park. A really good contest, epitomised by a tight first set which ended 7-5 in the tie break. Looking forward to the next time."  -- Sandy
Reveal CommentJohn Waites bt Mark Dryden (Apr 14) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Mark's drop shots, court coverage and willingness to chase down balls made for a tricky first set. There were many rallies where I was in control and thought I had hit the winning shot, only to see Mark return the ball with unbelievable lobs to take the point. He took a 2-0 lead in the second but eventually I got my game going and took the next 6 games. Thx for the game Mark."  -- John
Reveal CommentSimon Pound bt Daniel Smith (Apr 11) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was good to meet Dan and we had a very good match. Match was closer than score suggests and Dan had me running all over the court. I look forward to playing him again."  -- Simon

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Gareth Clark 5 5 0 2 12 WWWW
2 Stephen Bowens 6 4 2 2 12 WWWL
3 Luke Walker 3 3 0 2 8 WWW
4 COLIN THOMSON 7 2 5 2 7 LWLW
5 Andrew OSullivan 4 1 3 2 5 WLLL
6 Peter OHara 4 1 3 0 3 WLLL
7 Jeremy Kwan 1 1 0 0 2 W
8 Graeme Dickson 2 1 1 0 2 LW
9 Gregory Bignot 4 0 4 0 0 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew OSullivan bt COLIN THOMSON (May 12) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very windy evening at Souter Park made for an evening of tricky tennis. Colin's serve was deadly accurate and very deceptive at times. All too many matches going to Deuce as we exchanged advantage back and forth. The finest of margins on some points would've made the scoreline much closer, the wind behind made even the gentlest of shots fly long of the baseline. Colin hit by far the most winners which left me wrong footed on many occasions. Thank you Colin, hopefully meet again in the next league."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentCOLIN THOMSON bt Gregory Bignot (May 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game in the evening sun. Second time playing Gregory who has improved massively since our last match. Game was infinitely closer than the scoreline suggests, with a lot of matches going to deuce. Best of luck in the remaining matches "  -- COLIN
Reveal CommentPeter OHara bt Gregory Bignot (May 9) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for match Greg. Challenging conditions for both players. Good workout and plenty of good rallies. Best of luck in remaining matches"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentStephen Bowens bt COLIN THOMSON (May 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice to meet Colin who has a good forehand and is full of running. We stayed to play a fun third set and had a bit crack. Perfect for a summers day. Thanks for the game Colin and good luck on your remaining games. "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Bowens bt Peter OHara (May 7) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game with Peter in the brilliant sunshine. The first set was a lot closer than the score line suggests with four the first five games going to deuce. Peter has a good serve and played some nice drop shots. Thanks for the game Peter and best of luck for your remaining games. "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Bowens bt Gregory Bignot (May 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game played in perfect conditions. Gregory is fairly new to tennis was was full of running and got around the court well. Good luck for your remaining games Gregory. Nice to meet you. "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentLuke Walker bt Andrew OSullivan (May 2) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match, Andrew hit very consistently and made some good shots in the first set to bring it back from being 5-2 down to 5-5 before I managed to sneak the set. Second set was another good hit but I was just able to be more consistent. Nice to meet you Andrew and good luck going forward "  -- Luke
Reveal CommentCOLIN THOMSON bt Peter OHara (May 1) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game. Peter has a brilliant serve and is brilliant at hitting the baseline and making you run. Really fast paced game that ended up a 1-1 draw. Due to a busy schedule on Peter's end, it's went down as a win for myself, but it was a brilliant draw that I thoroughly enjoyed. "  -- COLIN
Reveal CommentLuke Walker bt COLIN THOMSON (Apr 30) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match, I started the match a little rusty but managed to up my level as it went on. Credit to Colin however who made it tricky to play with his great slice game. Nice to meet you and good luck in the rest of your games "  -- Luke
Reveal CommentGareth Clark bt Graeme Dickson (Apr 30) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tight, almost claustrophobic match characterised by a litany of dropped service games, plenty of deuces, a number of fine smashes (from Graeme) and quite a few scurrying rallies under the hot sun. There really wasn't much in it, and a few point swings in the middle of each set decided the outcome in just under two hours. A great time. "  -- Gareth
Reveal CommentGareth Clark bt Andrew OSullivan (Apr 28) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Deuce, deuce, deuce, deuce... Deuce, deuce, deuce, deuce. We picked up a few weeks later and it was nine deuce games out of ten in the final set. You just came to expect the deuces, like the setting of the sun, a gas price hike or Andrew's inevitable returns. A fun match of fine margins. "  -- Gareth
Reveal CommentGareth Clark bt Peter OHara (Apr 28) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun match with some fine shots. Peter's swinging, curving serves drew a fair few shanked returns. It was far closer than the score suggests and could have been a much tighter game. Look forward to playing again. "  -- Gareth
Reveal CommentLuke Walker bt Stephen Bowens (Apr 25) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match, I played a good first set before I lost concentration and Stephen played some good tennis to take the second. I managed to up my level and take the third set. Thanks for the match Stephen it was great to meet you "  -- Luke
Reveal CommentGareth Clark bt Gregory Bignot (Apr 24) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Charming weather and equally delightful company made for a laid-back Sunday-morning match, though Greg was suffering valiantly with flu throughout, which really took its toll in the second set. Look forward to the rematch when you’re feeling better. "  -- Gareth
Reveal CommentGraeme Dickson bt COLIN THOMSON (Apr 22) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on a nice Friday evening. Colin, despite the close Set 1 score really dominated the set, holding serve quite easily while I struggled and ultimately it was a single break that won the set. Set 2 really flipped, and I started to control the games. Set 3 saw some fatigue set in, and neither wanted to hold serve. Some really good points, and very enjoyable match. Cheers Colin!"  -- Graeme
Reveal CommentStephen Bowens bt Andrew OSullivan (Apr 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game. Andrew had some good serves and pulled of a few aces. A lot of games went to deuce, 5 times in one particular game. There was some rallies and some ridiculous ones as well! Thanks for the game Andrew and best of luck for your remaining games. "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentJeremy Kwan bt Stephen Bowens (Apr 17) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good quality match overall with momentum shifted from both sides several times. Set 2 was closer than the score suggested with really long dueces. The warm weather seem to play a part lowering both players energy level. But I got the upper hand in the end and secured the 3rd set."  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentGareth Clark bt COLIN THOMSON (Apr 17) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A convivial game in the early-morning Sunday sun. There were a few tasty winners from both sides and a tight first set only eventually spilled my way. A good time. "  -- Gareth

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 George Wright 5 3 2 2 9 LWLW
2 Peter McCue 3 3 0 2 8 WWW
3 Cait Cairns 3 3 0 2 8 WWW
4 Mick Paterson 3 2 1 0 5 WWL
5 Sandra Collins 6 1 5 2 5 LWLL
6 Hannah Swainson 2 1 1 0 3 LW
7 Kate Elliott 3 0 3 2 3 LLL
8 Antony Cairns 1 1 0 0 2 W
9 Philip Miles 2 0 2 0 0 LL
10 Derek Place 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAntony Cairns bt George Wright (May 13) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play George again at an incredibly windy Beverley Park. Some odd shots from both of us, helped and hindered by the conditions. First set was a lot closer that the score indicates. Very close second set, think both of us are happy we didn't have to play a third set. Cheers George and look forward to playing you again some time..."  -- Antony
Reveal CommentMick Paterson bt Sandra Collins (May 10) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "So many deuce games!"  -- Mick
Reveal CommentSandra Collins bt Philip Miles (May 8) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed this match despite being outplayed by Sandra! It became more closely fought later on, with some really fun long rallies. Looking forward to the next one!"  -- Philip
Reveal CommentMick Paterson bt Kate Elliott (May 2) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "very enjoyable and close fought game."  -- Mick
Reveal CommentCait Cairns bt Sandra Collins (May 2) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to catch up with Sandra today. I think we spent the same amount of time chatting as playing tennis, but that’s my favourite type of match!! We’ve definitely both improved since we last played and had a fair few exciting rallies. Looking forward to playing you again later in the summer."  -- Cait
Reveal CommentGeorge Wright bt Kate Elliott (Apr 30) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day for it at Souter park on a Saturday morning. Had me worried in the first set consistently hitting lines allover the place. Got to grips with the hard surface more in the 2nd and 3rd sets to pull it back. Good game Kate, look forward to next time."  -- George
Reveal CommentPeter McCue bt Philip Miles (Apr 30) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game played in beautiful Spring sunshine at Souter Park . This was Philips first ever game in the league and he is also quite new to tennis .Howver it was a good match and Philips game improved steadily throuhgout and by the end of the second set there were deuce and break point games - Good to have you playing in the league and hope you enjoy all your remaining matches Philip "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentCait Cairns bt George Wright (Apr 28) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A chilly evening match for George and myself, the third time encounter and set to be a close run race. The first 2 sets were close and George edged ahead in the final set 4-2 but I somehow managed to claw back the set. Lots of long rallies and deuces - thanks for a great game George."  -- Cait
Reveal CommentPeter McCue bt Sandra Collins (Apr 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match played in the beautiful Collingwood venue close to the sea at Tynemouth with great views out to sea. Good to meet Sandra and the match was much closer than the score suggests with some good rallies throughout and some excellent points . Good luck with your remaining matches Sandra "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter McCue bt Kate Elliott (Apr 24) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game played in beautiful morning Spring sunshine at Souter Park. It is always a pleasure to play Kate and she started strongly winning the first game - several tight games then followed and the match was very close and a lot of deuce games As the set progrsesed I managed to edge in front and take this 6-2. However there were a number of very good long rallies and Kate hit some good winners . Kate had run 11k the day before and maybe this took an effect in the second set though again the scoreline of 6-0 greatly flattered me and the set overall was much closer than the scoreline suggests . Overall a very enjoyable game and best wishes Kate with your remaining matches"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentCait Cairns bt Mick Paterson (Apr 22) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Mick again on a sunny afternoon at Beverley Park. A very close match with lots of rallies and deuce points. The final score could have gone either way - a really exciting start to the league."  -- Cait
Reveal CommentGeorge Wright bt Hannah Swainson (Apr 19) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A tough game, going into the third set on a very warm and sunny morning at rockcliff. More deuce points than I could count along the way too. Great game again Hannah, look forward to playing again sometime."  -- George
Hannah Swainson bt Sandra Collins (Apr 14) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentGeorge Wright bt Sandra Collins (Apr 9) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well after a year of me playing and George having some time out he still beat me! Such is the game of tennis. Well done George - until the next match ;-), it was a beautiful sunny day. "  -- Sandra