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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Singles - Round 31 | Thursday 10 October 2019 to Wednesday 4 December 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 6 November 2019)

A grand 80% of matches were played this round which is a lovely Christmas present to all of us at Tennis Towers. Thank you for your support, not just this round, but all year. We wish you all the best for a fantastic Christmas break and a tennis-filled New Year. See you in January!

Group Summary:

A really competitive group with each of the top four players in contention for the group title. No one could keep a completely clean sheet, but newcomer Jaya navigated the ups and downs of league play the most successfully, winning four matches for his one loss. That loss was a real epic, a three setter won, appropriately enough, by the runner-up, Joseph. Daniel (who didn't have the advantage of bonus points) earns a very strong third place. Brilliant tennis all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jaya Mace [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Joseph Plumridge [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Venn 7.2 [W4, L1] 8
  4. Luke Page [W3, L2] 7
  5. Tomi Farkas 7.1 [W1, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Robert Page 8.1 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. James Brabben [W1] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDaniel Venn bt Luke Page (Dec 1) 7-6 (7-3), 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "After sustaining a lower back injury in the first set, I consider myself fortunate to come away with the win after being blown away in the second. An exchange of breaks in the third fell my way, following a long and gruelling battle. Well played Luke, see you next round!"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentJaya Mace bt Luke Page (Nov 29) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very high level of play, with some long rallies, delicate drop shots, and relentless cross court exchanges! Well played, mate!"  -- Jaya
Reveal CommentDaniel Venn bt Robert Page (Nov 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Blustery conditions made serving tough and kept the points short, extremely enjoyable nonetheless! We'll played, Rob!"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentJaya Mace bt Robert Page (Nov 15) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Slow start from myself in the first set which Rob capitalised on. Some good rallies in the second set with some solid volleys from both. Well played Rob!"  -- Jaya
Reveal CommentDaniel Venn bt Joseph Plumridge (Nov 15) 6-3, 2-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "High quality despite the horrible conditions, well played!"  -- Daniel
James Brabben bt Tomi Farkas (Nov 9) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentDaniel Venn bt Tomi Farkas (Nov 6) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Epic. Good-spirited. Great quality. Long battle. Well fought. Everything a match in this league should be. Top notch, we'll played Tomi!"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentJoseph Plumridge bt Robert Page (Nov 5) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "marathon match"  -- Joseph
Jaya Mace bt Tomi Farkas (Nov 4) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentLuke Page bt Tomi Farkas (Nov 3) 1-6, 6-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Tie breaker played in lieu of third set by mutual agreement. Another high intensity game with Tomi playing the best tennis of the match in set one. Set two and the tiebreak was a really close, tiring and enjoyable contest. Well played Tomi."  -- Luke
Joseph Plumridge bt Tomi Farkas (Nov 2) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Robert Page (Oct 28) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very good, competitive match, high intensity. "  -- Tomi
Reveal CommentLuke Page bt Joseph Plumridge (Oct 27) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Two hours of tennis shows how competitive the match was. Tricky wind and low sun made life tough but there were some good points throughout and plenty of good attacking tennis, especially in set two. Some very lengthy deuce games too. "  -- Luke
Reveal CommentLuke Page bt Robert Page (Oct 21) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Both players agreed this was a really good game with very few easy points. Rob played very well, especially in the first set and I only just edged it. Second set was still very good quality. Hope you keep the form going Rob."  -- Luke

Match of the Group:

Joseph Plumridge bt Jaya Mace (Oct 21) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4
Jaya Mace bt Daniel Venn (Oct 17) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Group Summary:

A great return to the league for Kevin and a first group win! Richly deserved, especially since Kieren double-downed in his effort to catch the champ, playing all his matches and equalling his points tally. That meant the group win was all down to their head-to-head, a three-setter that went Kevin's way. Excellent tennis from the top two and the chasing pack, especially Charlie and Sam who notched up ten wins between them.

Final Rankings:

  1. Kevin Hart [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Kieren Buxton 8.1 [W4, L3] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Charlie Wilson 9.2 [W5, L1] 10
  4. Sam Crisp [W5, L1] 10
  5. Sam Tyson 8.1 [W1, L2] 3
  6. Peter Vrabec [W1, L5] 3
  7. Adham Ashton-Butt [W1, L4] 2
  8. Richard Taylor 9.1 [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSam Tyson bt Peter Vrabec (Dec 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An icy court restricted any long rallies, but some superb shots were played in both sets by both players. Look forward to playing again soon.. "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentPeter Vrabec bt Richard Taylor (Dec 1) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very close first set with most games going to deuce. Low winter sun made the second set challenging to complete. An enjoyable Sunday morning match, thank you Richard. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton bt Adham Ashton-Butt (Nov 29) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good to get the match completed, although it was only 4 games, some good, competitive rallies. "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentCharlie Wilson bt Kieren Buxton (Nov 28) 6-0, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another long, tough match that could've gone either way in the end. Charlie started off flying, only making 1 or 2 unforced errors and taking control with me having a slow start. Second set was very even and Charlie looked to be heading towards straight sets at 5-3 but I managed to pull it back. Both the second and third set were tactical and smart which made it very enjoyable. Well played Charlie! "  -- Kieren
Charlie Wilson bt Peter Vrabec (Nov 27) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)
Kevin Hart bt Adham Ashton-Butt (Nov 21) 6-3, 6-4
Kevin Hart bt Richard Taylor (Nov 20) 6-0, 6-0
Charlie Wilson bt Adham Ashton-Butt (Nov 19) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentSam Crisp bt Kieren Buxton (Nov 18) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Takes our head to head to 10-10. Unbelievable match considering the conditions, very strong wind, low sun and greasy court. Over 2 hours and 21 holds of serve, the only break was the very last game. Most games 40-30 or deuce. A match that could've gone either way, usually the case. Well played Sam. Maybe not pretty, but very smart and tactical from both. "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentSam Crisp bt Sam Tyson (Nov 12) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match to play! Well played Sam T and best of luck for your other matches!"  -- Sam C
Reveal CommentSam Crisp bt Adham Ashton-Butt (Nov 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tough windy conditions tonight made it difficult for both to be consistent but still managed to have some good serves and great points. Thanks Adham and I look forward to having a hit sometime in the future!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton bt Peter Vrabec (Nov 11) 6-0, 6-7 (8-10), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "After a first set where I wasn't missing, Peter really fort back and started to play his game and get on top of rallies. Every time I got ahead he pegged me back. Third set could've gone either way in the pouring rain, fortunately courts took it well. I managed to just get across the finishing line with a win in the end. Well played Peter "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentSam Crisp bt Richard Taylor (Nov 9) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Despite some tough conditions with the heavy balls and glaring sun, some really great games and long rallies! Thanks for the game today Richard, had a lot of fun! "  -- Sam
Charlie Wilson bt Sam Crisp (Nov 7) 6-4, 6-4
Charlie Wilson bt Richard Taylor (Nov 6) 6-1, 6-4
Kevin Hart bt Charlie Wilson (Nov 5) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentSam Crisp bt Peter Vrabec (Nov 4) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with some long rallies and crafty shots under the lights at wymondham. Nice to meet you Peter and good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton bt Sam Tyson (Oct 28) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some really good matchplay and rallies throughout the match. Played in good, fair spirit and close games throughout. Could've easily been 3 sets. Best of luck with the rest of your games "  -- Kieren
Kevin Hart bt Peter Vrabec (Oct 27) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton bt Richard Taylor (Oct 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always an enjoyable match against Richard played in good spirit and a good laugh. Good shots and rallies took place throughout the match, even with the court a little slippy in the first set. Best of luck for the rest of the round and look forward to playing again soon. "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentAdham Ashton-Butt bt Richard Taylor (Oct 15) 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Great first game! Thanks Richard."  -- Adham

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKevin Hart bt Kieren Buxton (Oct 13) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fortunately rain held off this morning. Match was close throughout despite one sided set scores and played in good spirit. Few unforced errors from each but a lot of good rallies too! Well played Kevin, best of luck for the rest of the group! "  -- Kieren

Group Summary:

Patrick now has a hat-trick of group wins in the Norwich league and this was a particularly nice one - every match played, each won in straight sets but a couple of tiebreaks to survive to keep him on his toes! Jeremy and Paul were both chasing hard but Jeremy edged ahead of Paul to take second place thanks, in part, to bonus points. Well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Patrick Crotty 8.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jeremy Lane [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Paul Martin 8.2 [W4, L1] 8
  4. Chris Harmer [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nicholas Goodwin [W1, L4] 4
  6. George Ryder [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPaul Martin bt Jeremy Lane (Nov 29) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "A true 3 hour epic with chances to end it earlier but it ran to a tied tie break in Ty he frozen wastes of Eaton park. "  -- Paul
Paul Martin bt George Ryder (Nov 24) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentJeremy Lane bt Nicholas Goodwin (Nov 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed our games. Much closer than the scoreline would indicate. Thank you very much for the game. "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentChris Harmer bt Nicholas Goodwin (Nov 23) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with plenty of long rallies with Nicholas showed dogged determination to claim the second set after I thought I had the upper hand. Luckily I managed to take the third set with a court change maybe upsetting his rhythm a little. Very enjoyable afternoon of tennis, thanks Nicholas"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentPatrick Crotty bt Nicholas Goodwin (Nov 23) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Despite damp drizzly conditions, the court at Eaton Park seemed perfectly playable. The damp balls probably suited my game more than Nicholas's, however we had plenty of testing rallies with Nicholas staging a tenacious fightback in the second set. Well played Nicholas and thanks for the game!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPatrick Crotty bt Chris Harmer (Nov 21) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Two hard fought sets with momentum changes throughout, could easily have gone to three had I not benefited from most of the dodgy net cords! Well played Chris and enjoy the rest of your matches."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPaul Martin bt Nicholas Goodwin (Nov 17) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An epic struggle with more dueces and tight rallies than an ATP finals. We were both happy to loose a great battle."  -- Paul
Nicholas Goodwin bt George Ryder (Nov 9) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentPatrick Crotty bt George Ryder (Nov 5) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable contest despite the wet and blustery conditions. Good to meet you and thanks for the game George!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPatrick Crotty bt Paul Martin (Nov 3) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect morning conditions at Eaton Park, with the low sun only making a fleeting appearance towards the end. First set was extremely close, with some strong serving from Paul keeping me on the back foot. Close games in the second set too but more of the key points seemed to go my way. A thoroughly enjoyable game, thanks Paul!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentJeremy Lane bt Chris Harmer (Nov 1) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match that really could've gone either way. Some great shots from Chris, thanks for the game "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentPaul Martin bt Chris Harmer (Oct 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The rain just about held off for this match with Paul being more consistent than me giving him the win, good luck with your other matches"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentPatrick Crotty bt Jeremy Lane (Oct 25) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Despite blustery conditions at Eaton Park, an enjoyable game against an extremely friendly and sporting opponent. Nice to meet you Jeremy and all the best for your remaining matches."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentJeremy Lane bt George Ryder (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game. "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentChris Harmer bt George Ryder (Oct 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A match of many mistakes but fortunately I made less errors than George in this first league match for both of us. Good luck with your other matches George"  -- Chris

Group Summary:

Wow, this was a close one with Callum going the extra mile (or at least playing the extra match) to catch Nathan at the top of the table points tally. With a dozen points each, the group was decided by their head-to-head and that means Nathan wins the gold! An excellent group full of good matches.

Final Rankings:

  1. Nathan Bailey [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Callum King [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andrew Butcher 9.1 [W3, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ed Mcmanus [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Oliver Milner-Smith [W2, L2] 5
  6. Ilias Siomadis [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Olive Merrill [L2] withdrawn 1
  8. Andrew Ireland [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNathan Bailey bt Oliver Milner-Smith (Dec 2) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable hard fought match played in very icy conditions. "  -- Nathan
Nathan Bailey bt Ilias Siomadis (Nov 30) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Andrew Butcher (Nov 27) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Was nice to see Andrew who I last played probably a couple years ago! Unfortunately the weather didnt agree and a waterlogged court plus continuous rain resulted in heavy balls and limited rallies. Still, some good serving and points from both!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Oliver Milner-Smith (Nov 21) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Last time I played Oliver we had a good game but I lost. This time I felt Oliver had improved in pretty much every aspect and I got a bit lucky. Had a good first set whilst Oliver was finding his range but second set his serving and baseline hitting was too good and I never really got into the set. Having been 5-2 down in the third set I was very lucky that Oliver suffered with a few double faults and some slightly long shots. Some great rallies and on balance felt Oliver probably deserved the win but I'll take it! Cheers Oliver!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Ed Mcmanus (Nov 17) 6-1, 3-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on a cold but dry and still Sunday! Both sets were actually pretty close, fun game!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentOliver Milner-Smith bt Ilias Siomadis (Nov 13) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a cold, dry, slightly slippery court for our game. Was a great match with some good rallies in amongst our unforced errors. Ilias has a wicked slice serve with very little bounce - which caught me off guard several times... he also delivered some great 1 2s with the wide serve and hitting into the open space. I started to find my groove on serve in the second set and Ilias serve constancy seemed to drop in the second. Some competitive points played - especially in the second set. Think it took us both a little while to warm up. Thank you Ilias for a great game. Good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Oliver
Ed Mcmanus bt Andrew Butcher (Nov 3) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1
Ed Mcmanus bt Ilias Siomadis (Nov 2) 6-1, 6-2
Nathan Bailey bt Andrew Butcher (Nov 2) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentNathan Bailey bt Ed Mcmanus (Nov 1) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in a repeat from the last round. Unfortunately for Ed, everything I hit was landing in with very few mistakes for him to capitalise on with me not being known for my consistency."  -- Nathan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNathan Bailey bt Callum King (Oct 31) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match. Some very long games throughout the match. A lot closer than the scoreline suggests."  -- Nathan
Reveal CommentOliver Milner-Smith bt Andrew Butcher (Oct 30) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fresh & dry... yes dry morning created perfect conditions - I say perfect... the low morning sun was a bit annoying when serving at the North end of the courts. A slow start for both of us and i took an early lead and was soon 3-0 up. But Andrew showed true grit and determination and the score was soon 5-4 with Andrew playing solid consistent tennis. I had a solid service game to close out the first set. Andrew started the second set with a shaky service game... Which helped me build momentum in the second set. While the score was one sided - We were both hitting freer than the first set and had some good points with long deep hitting by both - Thanks Andrew for the game. Great to play and wish you all the best for the rest of the matches"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Olive Merrill (Oct 27) 6-7 (3-7) Olive Merrill Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A really tight first set played on a really sunny autumn morning. Plenty of long close rallies and played with such good spirit. After going with serve, Olive broke me to go 5-4 up which I managed to turn around to 6-5 before Olive took us to a tie break. That started close but at 3-3 Oive edged away with some superb shots into the corners. Part way through the first game, Olive slipped on the side line and fell heavily injuring her knee which meant she had to retire. I'm gutted a great match ended this way. Really hope you recover soon Olive and we get to play again. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Olive Merrill (Oct 23) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "So on an evening where there was originally supposed to be no rain....the rain never stopped! Me and Olive persevered though with a close first set and an even closer second set, where I was extremely fortunate having been pegged 3-0 back at one stage. Thanks Olive and good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Ilias Siomadis (Oct 19) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Grit and determination could never be used to describe me on a tennis court but I needed that to overcome Ilias. We played on a very breezy day at Eaton Park and both of us struggled to win our serves in the first set. Ilias took a deserved 4-1 and I have no idea how I took it to 6-5 before Illias served out to take it into a tie break that I just edged. The second set was much better with some strong serving and plenty of aces from Ilias who eventually broke to take a 5-4 and then 6-5 lead. Unfortunately, Ilias wasn’t moving as freely and I managed to take it to a tie break where my serving helped me through to win the match. I am sure Ilias had more winners and more aces but some how I came through in a fully enjoyable match. "  -- Andrew
Andrew Butcher bt Andrew Ireland (Oct 17) Walkover
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Ilias Siomadis (Oct 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Both sets started off very close, then I perhaps benefitted from having a more consistent than usual first serve! Good match in some actual dry weather!"  -- Callum

Group Summary:

Fantastic debut from Ivan who tops the table three points clear of Martin and has the satisfaction of coming through their head to head in three sets in what was effectively the group decider. Stephen and Julie tied for third place so it was down to their nice head-to-head to separate them in the rankings and this time Stephen prevailed.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ivan Freedman [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Martin Robson 8.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Stephen Howard [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Julie Cooper [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Terry Rollinson [W2, L1] 4
  6. Belinda Jennings [W2, L4] 4
  7. Bruno Boldrini 10.2 [L3] withdrawn 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMartin Robson bt Belinda Jennings (Dec 1) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A much closer game than the score suggests, and very enjoyable. Thanks for the game Belinda."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Belinda Jennings (Nov 17) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Much as I had the upper hand on the rally front, Belinda had all the winners at the net. Despite the overall score, we had some nice long rallies - thanks for a very enjoyable match Belinda"  -- Julie
Terry Rollinson bt Julie Cooper (Nov 17) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentIvan Freedman bt Belinda Jennings (Nov 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match with both of us playing some good shots. Good luck Belinda in your remaining matches"  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentBelinda Jennings bt Stephen Howard (Nov 16) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, very equal and some good (long!) rallies :)"  -- Belinda
Reveal CommentStephen Howard bt Julie Cooper (Nov 5) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really excellent game. We were well matched and it could have gone either way. We played under a huge rainbow but the rain held off. Many long rallies and a lot of fun."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentMartin Robson bt Stephen Howard (Nov 3) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good game despite the rain slowly getting heavier throughout. Thanks for the game Steven, best of luck in the remaining games."  -- Martin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentIvan Freedman bt Martin Robson (Oct 29) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another very close match, with the first set being reasonably straight forward with both of us making mistakes but me making less. After I took a 5-2 lead in the second set Martin fought back to take it 5-7 & to a third set which I ran out to win 6-2. Good luck Martin for your remaining games. "  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentStephen Howard bt Bruno Boldrini (Oct 23) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun. The sun came out. We laughed a lot."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentIvan Freedman bt Terry Rollinson (Oct 23) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another very close match which could have gone either way but I managed less mistakes than Terry. Good luck for your remaining matches"  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentMartin Robson bt Julie Cooper (Oct 20) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "good game as always with Julie, Luck was definitely on my side this time. Best of luck with the rest of the league Julie."  -- Martin
Belinda Jennings bt Bruno Boldrini (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-1
Terry Rollinson bt Belinda Jennings (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentIvan Freedman bt Stephen Howard (Oct 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very close rain interrupted match, each game was closely contested. Good luck Steve for your remaining matches "  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Bruno Boldrini (Oct 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Bruno's first match after a long break. We had some good rallies and several deuce games despite the overall result - good luck with the rest of your matches Bruno - Julie"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentIvan Freedman bt Julie Cooper (Oct 15) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match which does not reflect in the result with most games going to deuce "  -- Ivan

Group Summary:

Look down the results and you will see lots of twists and turns and sub-plots in this entertaining group. Liz for example had some great matches, just holding off Howard to maintain her chances of a podium finish and beating Jon, the only man to get the better of Ian this round. Ian though made sure he played all his matches and that, along with his five excellent wins and bonus points, earned him a back-to-back group win! Only two unplayed matches in the whole group so take a bow everyone!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ian Brown 10.2 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jon Olpin [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Inga Misane [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Liz Somerville 8.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Howard Jones [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Karl Jokat 9.2 [W2, L2] 3
  7. Jack Ibbotson [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKarl Jokat bt Howard Jones (Dec 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played under lights on court 1 at Eaton. Weather damp but still evening. Karl went 3 love up then to 4-1. There was lots of errors from both players. First set went very quickly to 6-2. Howard and I had some nice points in the second set which finished 6-3. As it was a nice evening after the drizzle stopped and conditions were now good. We stayed to have a practice hit. K "  -- Karl
Reveal CommentJack Ibbotson v Karl Jokat (Nov 30) 6-4, 4-6, 6-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A draw! Great fun game some clever shots and nice serves from Karl. We both had some bad serves but neither of us can blame the sun as it seemed that the low sun wasn't to either of our advantage. Many deuces so I think a draw is fair given the court was booked and we both had things to do in the afternoon. Very enjoyable and nice to meet you Karl"  -- Jack
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Jon Olpin (Nov 23) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "As always, a fabulous match with Jon. We played at Harford Park where neither of us have played before. Right by a main road, with a poorly maintained (and very wet after the morning’s rain) surface - won’t be playing there again! The match’s overall pattern was each of us consistently losing our service games! After 2 quite quick sets, we played a gruelling third set with deuces a plenty. Jon was always ahead but then I somehow managed to win 3 games on the trot to take the match. "  -- Liz
  • "A closely fought contest in the exotic surroundings of Harford Park. As in our previous encounter Liz was able to hold her nerve at the crucial time and was particularly severe on my second serve. Thanks Liz for another great game." -- Jon
Reveal CommentHoward Jones bt Inga Misane (Nov 16) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun match with a number of long lung-bursting rallies and tense tiebreak. I probably won in the end due to benefitting from an inordinate number of netcords. Thanks Inga, really enjoyed that match! "  -- Howard
Reveal CommentIan Brown bt Karl Jokat (Nov 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An ideal afternoon for tennis and an enjoyable match. We made the most it and played a third set as well. Thanks Karl and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentInga Misane bt Karl Jokat (Nov 13) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great day for a tennis - sunny and quiet, although one side of the court was creating significant disadvantage due to low sun and bright reflections. Karl has just returned to league after a prolonged break and is still recovering from knee injury. Despite that once he warmed up the game became very different. The score does not reflect my struggle - we had many prolonged and quite exausting games and at the end I felt I was really lucky to take the advantage of having the sun in my back for last two games. Thank you Karl for the enjouyable game and good luck in future matches! "  -- Inga
Reveal CommentIan Brown bt Howard Jones (Nov 11) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A see-saw match played in rain and wind which contributed to wayward shots from both players. Howard struggled with my spin in the first set, but he then dominated the second set with accurate forehand shots and his own spin drop shots. In the final set I played a more orthodox game with forehand passes to take control. Despite the awful weather conditions it was a very enjoyable match and I look forward to playing Howard again, he was well worthy of the set he won."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentJon Olpin bt Jack Ibbotson (Nov 9) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Jon. Still in line to win the league! Enjoyed all the games so far, bit frustrated my serve wasn't that consistent but non the less we had a few decent rallies and Jon played some really good winners! Will have to organise some friendlies as I won't be in the same league as Jon next time!! "  -- Jack
  • "It was great to meet Jack in what was only his fourth competitive match. He has a really powerful topspin forehand with which he hit many winners. But this was offset by too many unforced errors and double faults, hence I was able to win the match in 2 sets. But I'm sure he will eradicate these errors with more match practice and become a force to be reckoned with," -- Jon
Reveal CommentIan Brown bt Jack Ibbotson (Nov 8) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A damp night but it stayed dry for most of the match. Serving with a backdrop of fireworks going off was a new experience which added to the enjoyment of the match, not that we could pay much attention to them. We started a third set, but then the rain set in so abandoned the idea. Thanks Jack for an enjoyable game and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentInga Misane bt Liz Somerville (Nov 7) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very interesting close game under occasional blasts of fireworks in otherwise quiet evening blessed with few bespoke rain-free hours. There was no hope for me to win in the first set and it remained a complete mystery to me how and why it eventually happened! Thank you Liz for the great game and good luck with other matches! "  -- Inga
Reveal CommentJon Olpin bt Inga Misane (Nov 6) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another terrific see-saw of a contest. I feel I sort of got away with one tonight. It was very cold and Inga struggled to get into the first set, particularly with her serve, and with a tight calf muscle. But having warmed up the second set was completely different and she didn't give me a look-in with shots to both corners. 2-0 down in the last set I was looking down the barrel, but I dug in to bring it back to 4-all, and then Inga made some uncharacteristic mistakes to let me back in. What a game. Many thanks Inga."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentHoward Jones bt Jack Ibbotson (Nov 4) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game and Howard seems to be getting right back into it. I enjoyed some good rallies and opportunity to practice my serve, but Howard's serve and accuracy had the better of me pretty much throughout! Very enjoyable, good luck in your next games! "  -- Jack
  • "Great fun, good fast game, lots of full on rallying in swirling mist. Few flukey frame shots got me over the line. Thanks Jack! Look forward to playing again," -- Howard
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Jack Ibbotson (Nov 3) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with Jack. Some of his shots are a tad wild hence my easy first set win. But in the second set he was getting his eye in and we had some really good rallies. Look forward to playing again"  -- Liz
  • "Thanks for the game Liz. Enjoyed the match and felt that I improved a bit which meant the game itself was better as it went on!" -- Jack
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Howard Jones (Nov 2) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We started this match over a week ago but rain stopped play. A thoroughly enjoyable match which we managed to complete just before the heavens opened again"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentInga Misane bt Jack Ibbotson (Oct 31) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Interesting and very enjoyable game in a chilly but nice and dry evening. Playing first time each with other made the game to be quite tricky and we had many interesting unpredictable rallies and lots of deuces. Thank you Jack for the game and good luck in other matches!"  -- Inga
  • "Thanks for the game Inga. A well deserved win. Good luck for the following games! I definitely feel like I benefited from my first league game (well apart from my inconsistent serves!)" - Jack

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJon Olpin bt Ian Brown (Oct 23) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a rollercoaster of a game. Two and a half hours from sun to rain to floodlights. At 3-2 down in the final set I was feeling very tired and gambled on being more aggressive which seemed to turn the tide. All credit to Ian who is remarkably fit for a man of such a senior disposition and always challenges you with his wicked spin shots."  -- Jon
  • "This was a gruelling match lasting two and a half hours with no quarter given. Many of the games resulted in umpteen deuces with long fought out rallies. In the end there had to be a winner and Jon's stamina got him over the line. Thanks Jon for a truly great game and well done on a hard earned victory," -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Brown bt Liz Somerville (Oct 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A perfect afternoon for tennis and an enjoyable match. No duces in the first set, but several in the second set, all of which I fortunately won. Thanks Liz and good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentJon Olpin bt Howard Jones (Oct 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was Howard's first game back after a shoulder injury incurred a year ago. After a rusty start his form improved, with the games getting closer and a friendly third set that went down to the wire. Let's hope the shoulder has no reaction and your form continues to improve."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentIan Brown bt Inga Misane (Oct 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A flattering score as several of the games went to deuce, but a perfect afternoon for tennis. Thanks for an enjoyable game, Inga and good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Ian

Group Summary:

Yvonne must be wondering what it takes to win a group! Four excellent wins and the scalp of the eventual group champ wasn't quite enough. For a start, Opee had added bonus points but he also played a couple more matches giving him five wins in all to Yvonne's four. Rowena also had a good run, matching Yvonne for wins and points and earning third place.

Final Rankings:

  1. Opee Magnus 10.2 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Yvonne Ayliffe [W4] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Rowena Alston [W4, L1] 8
  4. Marek Kolczynski [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Cathy Geary [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Victoria Chubb 9.1 [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Mike Jordan [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentYvonne Ayliffe bt Marek Kolczynski (Dec 1) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The low sun made it a bit difficult to see the ball at times, but it was great to play outside. Marek played really well and was amazingly quick around the court and it took a lot to get it past him. His lobs were very accurate and I hope he will play more tennis in the future."  -- Yvonne
Yvonne Ayliffe bt Victoria Chubb (Nov 30) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentRowena Alston bt Mike Jordan (Nov 24) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match to play after being rained off at our first attempt. It turns out Mike is very good at hitting the ball right on to the base line! "  -- Rowena
Rowena Alston bt Victoria Chubb (Nov 21) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
Opee Magnus bt Marek Kolczynski (Nov 17) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentRowena Alston bt Cathy Geary (Nov 13) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very damp evening with a large puddle at one end of the court. I regrettably was half an hour late so we were unable to complete the match before the flood lights went off. Rowena was incredibly understanding considering she was so close to winning the match. A very enjoyable match despite the weather. "  -- Cathy
  • "We completed the match very quickly with Rowena winning the only game to secure the 2nd set convincingly. We then enjoyed a couple of friendly sets as the evening was excellent for playing tennis."" -- Cathy
Opee Magnus bt Mike Jordan (Nov 9) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentMarek Kolczynski bt Victoria Chubb (Nov 9) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was my pleasure to play with Victoria. Despite it was quite chilly, we had really close game and many good rallies. She kept me running all the time, although after many deuces and tie-break, luck was on my side. Thank you and good luck in your remaining matches. Marek"  -- Marek
Reveal CommentCathy Geary bt Victoria Chubb (Nov 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play Victoria. Her serve was as powerful as ever and her forehand at times was incredible. The result does not do justice to the amazing shots I had to try and deal with. "  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentYvonne Ayliffe bt Mike Jordan (Nov 5) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game played in mainly sunshine , with a smattering of rain. Good fun with some nice play."  -- Yvonne
Opee Magnus bt Rowena Alston (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentYvonne Ayliffe bt Opee Magnus (Nov 3) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We had a good enjoyable match and the sun came out making the wet court a little shiny and more difficult to see the ball. 3 sets and some good shots on both sides."  -- Yvonne
Reveal CommentOpee Magnus bt Victoria Chubb (Oct 27) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Victoria for an enjoyable match. Victoria had an impressive serve, but fortunately for me was having an off-day. Good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Opee
Rowena Alston bt Marek Kolczynski (Oct 25) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentCathy Geary bt Mike Jordan (Oct 25) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match. Although The weather conditions were challenging with gusty winds. Mike had me running all round the court and so many of our games went to deuce. Luck was on my side tonight, however the match really could have gone either way. Thank you Mike for a great match and wishing you luck in your remaining matches "  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentOpee Magnus bt Cathy Geary (Oct 22) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was Opee’s first match and he played really well. We had lots of deuce games and Opee has a very powerful serve. Congratulations Opee a well deserved win. Good luck with your remaining matches. Cathy"  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentMarek Kolczynski bt Mike Jordan (Oct 15) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We had a very enjoyable 2 sets. Congratulation on a convincing win, and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMarek Kolczynski bt Cathy Geary (Oct 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was lovely to welcome Marek to the league. Luckily the rain just stopped as we began our match. We had an energetic game with some long rallies. Marek had me running round the court and played a better game than I did on the day. Wishing you lots of luck with your remaining matches Marek"  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Mike Jordan (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played indoors due to poor weather. Mike had never played indoors before whilst indoor fast , hard courts suit my big serving game hence the rather unbalanced scoreline. Lovely to see Mike in the league again! Good luck with the rest of your matches. It was good to get a league game in before I head off to the Rafa Nadal Academy on wed with Wendy Thomson! "  -- Victoria

Results

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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Doubles - Round 17 | Thursday 26 September 2019 to Wednesday 4 December 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 October 2019)

A fantastic doubles round in Norwich with 83% of all possible matches played and players seemingly nipping out to play in what was sometimes the only 2 hour break in the rain. Many thanks to everyone for all their commitment and for making this such a successful round! Here's to the next one!

Group Summary:

Kieren and Sam successfully defended their title to top this well fought group once again. Richard and Jonny were hot on their heels and finished just two points behind to take the silver, but Kieren and Sam were not to be denied! Congratulations to them and many thanks for sending in a commentary with every match!

Final Rankings:

  1. Kieren Buxton & Sam Crisp [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Richard Baines & Jonny Billing [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Leon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Peter Mason & Andy Macdonald [W1, L2] 3
  5. Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson [W1, L4] 3
  6. Travis Malloy & Sam Hoggarth [L4]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRichard Baines & Jonny Billing bt Peter Mason & Andy Macdonald (Nov 21) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close game, best one we’ve played this round. Look forward to another match soon. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Baines & Jonny Billing bt Travis Malloy & Sam Hoggarth (Nov 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in slippery conditions. Enjoyable match. Thanks Guys. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentLynne Johnson & Mark Johnson bt Travis Malloy & Sam Hoggarth (Nov 10) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game played in great spirit. Lovely Sunday morning weather at Eaton Park."  -- Lynne
Reveal CommentRichard Baines & Jonny Billing bt Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson (Nov 9) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game played on a slippery court! Good rallies and points played in front of the raucous crowd! "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentPeter Mason & Andy Macdonald bt Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun match with some great rallies throughout. Thanks for the game!"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentLeon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton bt Travis Malloy & Sam Hoggarth (Oct 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable match. Look forward to another match in the future!"  -- Leon
Reveal CommentRichard Baines & Jonny Billing bt Leon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton (Oct 29) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really entertaining game on a freezing cold night at Eaton Park. Despite our opponents playing with three players (we're counting the net as being on their side!!!) we managed to edge a very tight first set. Richard & Jonny's ability to force the errors and hit great winners ensured they won the match though by taking the next two quite comfortably. Great fun, played in good spirits and looking forward to playing you both again!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton & Sam Crisp bt Richard Baines & Jonny Billing (Oct 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to finish just before the heavy rain. Some good rallies and played in good spirit, thanks for the game Jonny and Richard! "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton & Sam Crisp bt Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson (Oct 27) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match played in great spirit with some good rallies on the carpet. Thanks for the game and best of luck with the rest. "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton & Sam Crisp bt Travis Malloy & Sam Hoggarth (Oct 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you both and thanks for the game. Wouldn't have said it was your first match together. Best of luck for the rest of the round! "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton & Sam Crisp bt Peter Mason & Andy Macdonald (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies and close games throughout. An enjoyable match played in good spirit, good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentLeon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton bt Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match on a nice evening at Eaton Park. Plenty of close rallies with some lovely shots from both Mark & Lynne made this a competitive, entertaining match. Best of luck in the rest of the group to you both!"  -- Mark

Group Summary:

Calum & Tim were on a bit of a roll this round and hadn't lost a set in three matches. Then they came up against Inga (playing her first doubles this round) & Mike and the match went the distance, finishing with one of those see-saw scores 6-2, 1-6, 6-2. "Interesting game" said Calum! Some close matches and generous commentaries with everything but the weather playing ball. Congrats to the winners and well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Calum Pollock & Tim Oakley [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Inga Misane & Mike Dixon [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May [W3, L2] 7
  4. Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson [W1, L4] 3
  6. Georgia Edwards & Connor Dummett [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCalum Pollock & Tim Oakley bt Inga Misane & Mike Dixon (Dec 1) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Interesting game, could have gone either way in the last set. Was good fun. Thanks for playing Inga and Mike. "  -- Calum
Reveal CommentCalum Pollock & Tim Oakley bt Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy (Nov 24) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game had. Thanks for playing Julie and Peter. "  -- Calum
Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson bt Georgia Edwards & Connor Dummett (Nov 17) Walkover
Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy bt Georgia Edwards & Connor Dummett (Nov 15) Walkover
Reveal CommentCalum Pollock & Tim Oakley bt Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson (Nov 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game of tennis, thanks for playing. First time I had played against a lefty, Sandra's serves threw me off abit. Swapped partners and played some more games until we ran out of light. "  -- Calum
Reveal CommentInga Misane & Mike Dixon bt Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson (Nov 10) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "In contrary to what score suggests it was very very close game. Even in last set there were regular deuces and very prolonged games. Nania and Sandra style suggested more experience and it was very difficult to make them to to miss difficult shots from oponent, also both were really great at the net. The combination of luck and avoidance of too much risk helped eventually us to win though any next time the outcome may be very different. Thank you Nania and Sandra for the friendly game, it was a pleasure to play with you and good luck for remaining matches.! "  -- Inga
Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May bt Georgia Edwards & Connor Dummett (Nov 10) Walkover
Reveal CommentInga Misane & Mike Dixon bt Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May (Nov 3) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "It was interesting very close match. As the score shows the outcome was not clear up to the very end of the match, we had lots of deuces especially during the last set leading to tiebrake. Though somehow in final minutes the fortune dwelled longer on our side. Thank you Liliya and Linda for this great game!"  -- Inga

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova & Linda May bt Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson (Nov 2) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to play in the only 2 hour window of dry weather. However, it was still challenging as it was very blustery especially during the first and third sets. Even so we had a really enjoyable match with lots of long rallies using all of the court. We had many games going to deuce which could have gone either way. Thanks Nania and Sandra for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of tennis."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentJulie Rolle & Peter Mundy bt Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson (Oct 26) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match played in very blustery conditions, but at least it didn’t rain! We had some great doubles play and some close games with numerous deuces. Well played and good luck with your other matches"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentInga Misane & Mike Dixon bt Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to have such competitive though very very friendly match with Peter and Julia, especially appreciated by Inga as it was her first experience in doubles. Thank you all for this enjoyable event and all the best luck in remaining matches! "  -- Inga
Reveal CommentCalum Pollock & Tim Oakley bt Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May (Oct 12) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game, some great back and forth rallies. Enjoyed the extra third set played. Thanks for playing Liliya and Linda"  -- Calum
Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova & Linda May bt Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy (Oct 6) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After a couple of issues with the rain - we had to move the match indoors due to the deluge and even then it was touch and go whether we'd be able to play because the roof was leaking badly at David Lloyds. However we finally managed to get under way on the only court that wasn't soaking wet and what a very enoyable time we had. Both sets were tight, the first was very tight with lots of games going to duece. We had some great rallies using allangles the court allows. The score in the second set didn't reflect how close that was as well. The match could have gone either way. Thank you Liliya for finding a court at the 11th hour and thank you Julie and Peter for agreeing to split the costs of the court."  -- Linda

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches for Norwich Parks.

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 (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

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) 

Comments:
Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)