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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Singles - Round 30 | Thursday 25 July 2019 to Wednesday 18 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 August 2019)

What a fantastic round. Nearly 80 percent of the matches were played and the commentaries alone are testimony your sporting fair play, friendliness and commitment. Thank you for making this league such a success. Here's to the next round!

Group Summary:

Tomi's fantastic run in the league continues with his 8th (not quite consecutive) Group 1 title! His success lies in great tennis and great scheduling. In this round he played more matches than his rivals, and won more matches, and that means, even though runner-up James beat him (as did Alan) Tomi won the points race. Well done everyone in this excellent and entertaining group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Tomi Farkas 7.1 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. James Brabben [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Luke Page [W3, L2] 7
  4. Daniel Venn [W2, L3] 5
  5. Joseph Plumridge [W2, L2] 4
  6. Alan Bauer [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sam Regan [W1, L1] 2
  8. Sam Tyson 8.1 [L5] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Daniel Venn (Sep 18) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A very good game again Dan, look forward to playing you again soon. Small margins deciding!"  -- Tomi
Daniel Venn bt Alan Bauer (Sep 17) 6-2, 6-3
James Brabben bt Sam Tyson (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentLuke Page bt Sam Tyson (Sep 15) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet and play Sam. I was in good form, but Sam kept battling to force deuce games and lengthy rallies. A good battle in set 2 and the standard got better as the game went on. "  -- Luke
Reveal CommentLuke Page bt Daniel Venn (Sep 13) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Dan played a great first set - I couldn't get near his level. I played better in sets two and three but there was a good standard throughout. A close game. Cheers Dan. "  -- Luke
Daniel Venn bt Sam Tyson (Sep 11) 6-0, 5-7, 6-4
Joseph Plumridge bt Daniel Venn (Sep 9) 6-4, 6-3
Joseph Plumridge bt Luke Page (Sep 2) 7-5, 7-5

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Luke Page (Aug 31) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Lack of light stopped play"  -- Luke
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Sam Tyson (Aug 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with some momentum switches."  -- Tomi
James Brabben bt Joseph Plumridge (Aug 19) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJames Brabben bt Tomi Farkas (Aug 17) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game, with the weather getting hotter and hotter!"  -- James
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Sam Regan (Aug 16) 3-0 Sam Regan Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Sam was in pain, he had to stop, he said it must be a slipped disc. Hope he gets better and we can finish the match."  -- Tomi
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Joseph Plumridge (Aug 11) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close match played in good, highly competitive spirit, great rallies."  -- Tomi
Reveal CommentLuke Page bt Alan Bauer (Aug 11) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "I had a strong first set and start to set 2, but Alan fought back. I had match point at either 5-2 or 5-3 but Alan stepped up his game and was making some great shots including one sensational running stretch backhand slice pass. I edged the tiebreak but it could have gone either way."  -- Luke
Reveal CommentAlan Bauer bt Tomi Farkas (Aug 9) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match considering the hurricane-like conditions. "  -- Alan
Reveal CommentJames Brabben bt Alan Bauer (Aug 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with long rallies despite the windy conditions!"  -- James
Reveal CommentSam Regan bt Sam Tyson (Aug 7) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great game with constant shifting of who was in control, some nice long rallies and well played points. One game had around 15 deuce points!"  -- Sam

Group Summary:

Another very tight battle. This time It was Richard who won the points chase, crucially capitalising on the extra points won in the epic three-setters that didn't go his way. Well done to him and to runner-up Kieren who made it such a close run thing. And well done to everyone on some absolutely fantastic matches.

Final Rankings:

  1. Richard Powell 8.1 [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Kieren Buxton 8.1 [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Greg Tinder [W4, L1] 9
  4. Kevin Robinson [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jesse Farrell 10.2 [L7] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tim Swaby 9.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Liam Smith 8.2 [W2, L2] 4
  8. Paolo Perna [W1, L3] 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKieren Buxton bt Greg Tinder (Sep 17) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Another match over 2 hours to finish the round, and what a match! Both had bad spells but overall a really good match with great rallies, competitive throughout but played in good spirt and it was good fun! Neck and neck throughout the match with lots of deuces and could've gone either way. All the best Greg, hope to play again sometime!"  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentLiam Smith bt Kieren Buxton (Sep 5) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Even match, both players with some nice tennis at times. "  -- Liam
Reveal CommentRichard Powell bt Kieren Buxton (Sep 4) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Was good to play Richard, played in good spirit and a lot of good rallies. Majority of games were to 30 or deuce in the first set which Richard won a few more of the key points. Second set Richard kept the momentum and I went down a gear. Well played, look forward to playing again!"  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentGreg Tinder bt Paolo Perna (Sep 2) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game"  -- Greg
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton bt Jesse Farrell (Sep 2) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always a close and enjoyable match against Jesse. Good rallies and a lot of close games as usual. Sets 2 and 3 were closer than the score suggests. Look forward to the next one! "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentGreg Tinder bt Jesse Farrell (Aug 29) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game."  -- Greg
Paolo Perna bt Jesse Farrell (Aug 26) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentLiam Smith bt Jesse Farrell (Aug 24) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match throughout. High quality on both sides of the net, and a scorching hot afternoon. Played in good spirits, and evenly matched."  -- Liam
Reveal CommentGreg Tinder bt Kevin Robinson (Aug 22) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game."  -- Greg
Reveal CommentGreg Tinder bt Richard Powell (Aug 21) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, really even match."  -- Greg
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton bt Tim Swaby (Aug 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Scoreline was pretty much reversed from out last match. Good rallies and played in good spirit, a day when I was on a purple patch and Tim struggled with an elbow injury impacting on his serve. Always a good match, look forward to the next one. "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentTim Swaby bt Richard Powell (Aug 18) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We started the match a week ago and was close with some great shots. But we got rained off at 6-5 to Richard in the second. Restarted today and Richard took the set, then the decider went my way - but it was a good game with some long rallies. The score is a bit flattering. It was good fun, thanks a lot Richard."  -- Tim

Match of the Group:

Richard Powell bt Paolo Perna (Aug 12) 2-6, 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentTim Swaby bt Jesse Farrell (Aug 12) 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Jesse started very strong, I had a good run second set, and the third was a real close one. Always fun to play Jesse, thanks."  -- Tim
Richard Powell bt Liam Smith (Aug 7) Walkover
Reveal CommentKevin Robinson bt Liam Smith (Aug 7) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Very close game that could have gone either way. "  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentKevin Robinson bt Jesse Farrell (Aug 6) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer match than the last 2 sets score's show!"  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentKevin Robinson bt Kieren Buxton (Aug 4) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • " Really well contested match between the two of us that could have gone either way. Kev stormed off to a 4-0 lead in the first set and won the last 4 games of the match too. A lot of long games and rallies, with 1 game lasting 35 mins in the third set at 2-2. Wish we counted how many deuces. Safe to say the last set was scrappy after two really good sets but Kev managed to get over the line. Good match played in good spirit, look forward to playing again! Good luck for the rest of your matches. "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton bt Paolo Perna (Jul 31) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Hard conditions to play in, windy on the grass. Some good rallies and played in fair spirit, thanks for the game. "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentRichard Powell bt Jesse Farrell (Jul 29) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Jesse took the first set and won that quite comfortably. The shrubbery at the back of the court took a battering from his demon serving. Second set, as can happen, momentum shifted and I managed to get a run together. Last set, all out, toe-to-toe could've gone either way. On this occasion it went mine. Cheers for the game Jesse. "  -- Richard

Group Summary:

No one in Norwich gets an easy ride to the top of the table it would seem, and newbie Peter was no exception to that rule. Adam and Patrick in particular made it difficult for Peter, winning their head-to-heads, but Peter powered through ending up with more wins than anyone else, including a tidy win over runner-up Richard who also had an excellent round. With eventful matches throughout the group, congratulations to all the players!

Final Rankings:

  1. Peter Vrabec [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Richard Bryant [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Bunn 8.2 [W3, L2] 7
  4. Steven Middleton [W2, L3] 6
  5. Patrick Crotty 8.1 [W2, L2] 5
  6. Adam Fryatt [W1, L1] 3
  7. Ismail Kozarev [W1, L2] 2
  8. Tim Oakley [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Tim Oakley (Sep 17) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great game so far with some long rallies and very close games. . Not much between us at the moment . whenever one of us takes a small lead the other fights back - looking forward to completing the match next week. Hopefully the wind would have died down and the sun is shining rather than playing in moonlight. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentPeter Vrabec bt Chris Bunn (Sep 16) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Chris took me out of my comfort zone, by using different types of slices. I couldn't play on the baseline and it took me a while to adjust my game. A very close first set, with luck on my side. A very enjoyable match, thanks Chris. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentRichard Bryant bt Ismail Kozarev (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match played in the early morning sunshine. Thanks for the game Ismail - Richard"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentIsmail Kozarev bt Patrick Crotty (Sep 13) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was tight and could have gone either way, but Ismail subsequently upped his consistency was started to read my game a lot better, hitting some great whipped forehands. Well played Ismail - this was a really enjoyable match and I look forward to playing you again sometime!"  -- Patrick
Richard Bryant bt Adam Fryatt (Sep 11) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentAdam Fryatt bt Peter Vrabec (Sep 9) 2-6, 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Peter makes you play another ball and then another and then....well you get it!!! Thanks Peter really enjoyed and a great workout as well. Good Luck for any remaining games you have to play. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentPatrick Crotty bt Peter Vrabec (Sep 8) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful morning for tennis at Waterloo Park and a thoroughly enjoyable match full of energy-sapping rallies and close games. Great to meet you Peter and all the best for your remaining games."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPeter Vrabec bt Steven Middleton (Sep 4) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match! Quality on both sides and played with great spirit. I look forward to playing again and good luck for your remaining matches. Thanks for the game."  -- Peter

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRichard Bryant bt Steven Middleton (Sep 1) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very close and really good match played over two meetings. The first occasion was an almost 2 hour endurance test on one of the hottest afternoons of the summer, finishing one set all - with many deuces and frequent long rallies - and a lot of water having to be drunk! The second meeting for the decider was similarly close and well fought - I just managed that little bit more consistency to gain the win. A very enjoyable game where even if one us of went 40 - 0 up in a game, you knew it was never quite in the bag - such was the closeness. Thanks a lot for the game Steve - Richard"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentSteven Middleton bt Tim Oakley (Aug 30) 6-4, 7-6 (7-0)

Player Comments:

  • "Two very close sets, with some excellent rallies. Thank you Tim for a fun match. Steve"  -- Steven
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Steven Middleton (Aug 26) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "After 2 sets played last week that were just about as close as you could get. We finished the final set of the match on Sunday, which I managed to win in the scorching sun. . A great match as always- thanks Steve" -- Chris
Reveal CommentPatrick Crotty bt Chris Bunn (Aug 25) 6-1, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "As usual with Chris, a close match which ebbed and flowed with Chris upping his game in the second set, then fighting back from 3-0 down in the decider to take it to the wire. An enjoyable game on a fine summer's morning - thanks Chris"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPeter Vrabec bt Tim Oakley (Aug 21) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with some great rallies. Tim had a consistent serve and a good forehand slice. Good luck with your remaining matches. Thanks again. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Vrabec bt Richard Bryant (Aug 13) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match, played with highly competitive spirit! A lot of long rallies and many games played to deuce. Good luck Richard with your remaining matches. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentSteven Middleton bt Patrick Crotty (Aug 11) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An extremely close match in very windy conditions. Thank you Patrick. Steve"  -- Steven
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Richard Bryant (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with some good rallies. Thanks Richard. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentRichard Bryant bt Tim Oakley (Aug 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The match was very enjoyable and was much closer than the score suggests -with I think about 13 of the 16 games we played going to deuce. Thanks for the game Tim - Richard"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentPeter Vrabec bt Ismail Kozarev (Jul 29) 7-6 (8-6), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet and play with Ismail in my first league match. it was very tight first set but I got lucky in tie-break. All the best with your remaining matches. Peter"  -- Peter

Group Summary:

As other players got embroiled in some long and really tough matches in the summer heat, Edgardo kept his cool and completed all his matches, save a stop/start match with Calum, in straight sets. While second-placed Nicholas chased hard and Roger in third place got in one more match, no one could catch Edgardo this time. Well done Edgardo and everyone in this excellent group and thank you for all the evocative commentaries.

Final Rankings:

  1. Edgardo Casimiro [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nicholas Goodwin [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Roger Denton [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Ireland [W3, L1] 7
  5. Ian Mack [W3, L4] 7
  6. Ryan Newell 8.2 [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Andrew Hyde [W2, L5] 4
  8. Calum Pollock [L7] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIan Mack bt Calum Pollock (Sep 16) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Calum really upped his game in the second set, cheers for the game."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentRoger Denton bt Ryan Newell (Sep 15) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match, started under floodlights but finished in bright sunshine. Some good shots and good rallies." - Roger
Nicholas Goodwin bt Andrew Hyde (Sep 13) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Calum Pollock (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable Match played in good spirits as the light rapidly faded. Welcome to the leagues Calum, thank you for the game and I look forward to meeting on the courts again very soon. Andy"  -- Andrew
Nicholas Goodwin bt Ian Mack (Sep 12) 6-4, 6-3
Andrew Hyde bt Calum Pollock (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentRoger Denton bt Andrew Hyde (Sep 10) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match with some long points and long games. The first set was much closer than the score suggests with most games going to deuce. Thanks for the match Andy - Roger"  -- Roger
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Ian Mack (Sep 7) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A match played in tricky conditions due to the wind. Despite this the game was very close and every game in both sets seemed to go to deuce point with some great shots played by both players. It was great to play against Ian again who is a fierce competitor and all round nice guy. Thanks for the match and look forward to seeing you on court again soon."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Andrew Hyde (Sep 6) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game Andy good to see you back on court"  -- Andrew
Nicholas Goodwin bt Ryan Newell (Sep 1) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentRoger Denton bt Ian Mack (Aug 31) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match (for me at least). Bit windy and on his second match of the day, Ian ran out of steam a bit at the end. Thanks for the match Ian - Roger."  -- Roger
Reveal CommentEdgardo Casimiro bt Ian Mack (Aug 31) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match with lots of deuces and long rallies. Gusts of wind making it tricky on serves and lobs. But overall it was good match, thanks Ian."  -- Edgardo
Reveal CommentEdgardo Casimiro bt Roger Denton (Aug 28) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Finally we have a match completed after several game postponements and cancellations. Thank you very much Roger and good luck to your remaining matches."  -- Edgardo
Reveal CommentAndrew Hyde bt Ryan Newell (Aug 26) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A battle that seemed to go on forever on one of the hottest days of the year. Andy very kindly bought me a refreshing Fanta. We both struggled with serve a bit but had some good rallies. Well played Andy"  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentIan Mack bt Andrew Hyde (Aug 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very hot day at Eaton park, Andy had a bit of a serving nightmare which made the scoreline very flattering. Best of luck in the remaining matches."  -- Ian
Nicholas Goodwin bt Calum Pollock (Aug 18) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentEdgardo Casimiro bt Ryan Newell (Aug 15) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another great tennis weather aside from sudden gusts of wind and spells of glaring sun which made Ryan's service game tricky. Good luck to your remaining games Ryan."  -- Edgardo
Reveal CommentEdgardo Casimiro bt Andrew Hyde (Aug 13) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful tennis weather, although the scores doesn't show the long rallies and great shots especially in the second set when Andrew was beginning to get back into the game. Thanks Andrew and good luck to your remaining matches."  -- Edgardo
Reveal CommentRoger Denton bt Andrew Ireland (Aug 11) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4) Andrew Ireland Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match. Andy looked to have it in the bag but I was able to sneak back into it as the second set became more attritional. Unfortunately Andy was unable to complete the deciding set due to injury. Thanks for the match Andy & hope you're able to get back on court soon."  -- Roger
Reveal CommentRoger Denton bt Calum Pollock (Aug 8) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close fought match including some good rallies and winners. Thanks for a very enjoyable match Calum."  -- Roger
Reveal CommentEdgardo Casimiro bt Calum Pollock (Aug 5) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Calum played very well on the first set but postponed due to wind and rain, today it was very different compared to at Eaton Park. Thanks for the game Calum."  -- Edgardo

Match of the Group:

Nicholas Goodwin bt Roger Denton (Aug 4) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
Reveal CommentIan Mack bt Ryan Newell (Aug 4) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very hot day at Eaton park for tennis, thanks for the game Ryan and good luck for the rest of the round."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentEdgardo Casimiro bt Nicholas Goodwin (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, great day and great competitor. Thank you for the game Nico and good luck to your next matches."  -- Edgardo
Reveal CommentRyan Newell bt Calum Pollock (Aug 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some good long rallies and some nice lobs from Calum, some blinding sun in the first set and games got even closer in the second "  -- Ryan

Group Summary:

There were three newcomers in the group this time which always makes predictions difficult! In the end, two of them, Tom and Jeremy, battled hard for the top spot, not least when they met to play each other. But Tom won through on that occasion and also played and won more matches than anyone else. Adding bonus points was the icing on the cake. Great debuts!

Final Rankings:

  1. Tom Howe [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jeremy Lane [W4, L1] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. Nathan Bailey [W3, L2] 7
  4. Ed Mcmanus [W1, L3] 3
  5. Clifford Fox [W1, L3] 3
  6. Ellis Kurland [L1] withdrawn
  7. Polly Cobb [L5]

Match Results:

Jeremy Lane bt Clifford Fox (Sep 18) 5-7, 6-0, 6-0
Nathan Bailey bt Clifford Fox (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentNathan Bailey bt Ed Mcmanus (Sep 12) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match, hampered by the windy conditions"  -- Nathan
Reveal CommentTom Howe bt Ed Mcmanus (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "good game, it was far more competitive than scoreline suggests."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Howe bt Clifford Fox (Sep 5) 7-6 (9-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some brilliant tennis played in the first set, could not have been any closer. Really enjoyed the match - hope to play again in the future"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentJeremy Lane bt Ed Mcmanus (Sep 3) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed our match and some great rallies and shots by Ed. Thanks. "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentClifford Fox bt Polly Cobb (Aug 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Good fun. Thanks Polly."  -- Clifford
Jeremy Lane bt Nathan Bailey (Aug 27) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentJeremy Lane bt Polly Cobb (Aug 24) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game. "  -- Jeremy
Nathan Bailey bt Polly Cobb (Aug 23) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentTom Howe bt Nathan Bailey (Aug 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match in windy conditions."  -- Nathan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTom Howe bt Jeremy Lane (Aug 15) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "*3rd set completed on 17th Sept.* Fantastic match, really close games. Jeremy is a good player and a great guy which made for a competitive good natured match, really enjoyed it. Thanks Jeremy, hope to play again in the future."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Howe bt Polly Cobb (Aug 10) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Hurricane conditions made for a really interesting but enjoyable match!"  -- Tom
Tom Howe bt Ellis Kurland (Aug 1) 6-1, 6-0
Ed Mcmanus bt Polly Cobb (Jul 28) 6-0, 6-0

Group Summary:

A great debut round for Jamie who shrugged off defeat to runner-up Callum by adding the point for the set won to his formidable 13 point total! Callum could have made the race tighter but unfortunately for him he lost to third-placed Oliver. A fantastic set of matches brought to life by some excellent commentaries.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jamie Austin-Mills [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Callum King [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Oliver Milner-Smith [W4, L1] 9
  4. Simon Wooldridge [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Terry Rollinson [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Harry Seddon 9.1 [W1, L1] withdrawn 2
  7. Hector Moore 10.2 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOliver Milner-Smith bt Terry Rollinson (Sep 11) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to get the final game played - Although the elements were slightly against us - both wind and rain. Several games played to deuce. Terry's low flat hitting caught me off guard quite a few times and his accurate placement - On the other side of the net, Terry struggled to deal with my kick serve. Some great rallies in amongst it all. thanks Terry for great game - Hope to meet you in the league again. "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentOliver Milner-Smith bt Hector Moore (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Our match was played on a dry windy evening. And while Hector hasn’t been playing for long - a handful of fast flat first serves caught me off guard along with some nice topspin backhands from Hector. After the first set, I had found my groove with serving... and Hector struggled to deal with a kick serve. The Match was over relatively quickly, we had some time to play some touch tennis which was a good laugh. Thanks Hector for an enjoyable evening. Feeling your vibe and enthusiasm. Keep practicing dude. "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentOliver Milner-Smith bt Simon Wooldridge (Aug 26) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A perfect evening for tennis. Some heavy deep hitting from both and some well constructed points played on both sides of the net. Simons one handed backhand down the line got me a few times. I was serving slightly more constituently than Simon which helped me win the match. Thanks Simon for a great game - I hope to sneak into the net like you and get a slice backhand that matches yours. All the best and hope to play you again in the league at some point. "  -- Oliver

Match of the Group:

Callum King bt Jamie Austin-Mills (Aug 26) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentJamie Austin-Mills bt Oliver Milner-Smith (Aug 25) 2-6, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really long tough match played on an insanely hot morning. The first two sets were over quickly (fortunately) and in the last set it seemed like it could be a case of last man standing wins as we both suffered in the heat.I went 2-0 up, Oliver levelled at 2-2, we then had 4 breaks of serve before Oliver held and I had to save two match points before holding out to win and sneak the last couple of games to avoid the tiebreak. A great match with some really long rallies and games. Thanks Oliver for the game. "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Hector Moore (Aug 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Hector is new to tennis but the score still wasnt totally reflective with several deuces. You can see Hector improve as the match goes on and I'm sure he will be winning games soon! Good luck with the rest of your matches Hector and thanks for playing!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentJamie Austin-Mills bt Hector Moore (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the enjoyable game Hector and good luck with your remaining games. And have fun in Malta!"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Simon Wooldridge (Aug 15) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play a match under the floodlights! Simon couldnt get into a rhythm first set but was better in the second. Had a brief break in play when my shock absorber went flying out of the court! Thanks for the match Simon and good luck with the rest of your fixtures."  -- Callum
Reveal CommentJamie Austin-Mills bt Harry Seddon (Aug 11) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game played on a bright but windy Sunday morning. The first game went to several deuces before I managed to win it, and then we both held serve for the rest of the set. The second set was equally close, I got to a 5-2 lead but Harry had other ideas levelling at 5-5 before I had a word with myself and won the next two games. Thanks for the game Harry and good luck with the remainder."  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Terry Rollinson (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than score suggests and quite a few deuce games! Wind picked up again today which also made a difference. Good luck in the rest of your matches Terry and thanks for today."  -- Callum
Reveal CommentJamie Austin-Mills bt Terry Rollinson (Aug 9) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game originally arranged for the morning but postponed a few hours to avoid the forecasted rain. The sun had come out but it was very blustery which neither of us particularly enjoyed. We were both playing the wind as much as each other and I was pleased to come out on top. Thanks Terry and I look forward to playing you again sometime. "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJamie Austin-Mills bt Simon Wooldridge (Aug 8) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I didn't think I'd be writing this at 0-4 in the first set and with my home net cord seemingly against me. Thanks for the enjoyable game Simon and for your honesty when I didn't realise an earlier shot was in and thought we were at deuce when it was actually game to me. Good luck in the rest of your matches. "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentOliver Milner-Smith bt Callum King (Aug 8) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "I’m new to the league - and this is the first match I’ve played in years. Callum was a gent a scholar throughout. There was nothing between us. We had lots of long rallies... with plenty of winners and the occasional ;) unforced error from both of us. Plenty of long games at deuce that took two sets nearly an hour and half to complete. A top night of tennis. Callum - big thanks for your warm welcome your honesty and for a brilliant game. Hope to play you again in the league and good luck with the rest of this group games. Peace. "  -- Oliver
Terry Rollinson bt Hector Moore (Aug 8) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentSimon Wooldridge bt Hector Moore (Aug 6) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match despite the court being a bit slippery after rain! The second set included a lot of games that went to deuce so I was fortunate to come out on the right side of the scoreline. Well played Hector and best of luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon Wooldridge bt Terry Rollinson (Jul 29) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game Terry. All the best for your remaining matches."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentHarry Seddon bt Terry Rollinson (Jul 28) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very enjoyable match. Most games went to deuce though they consisted mostly of short rallies with occasional impressive winners amongst the multiple errors. It was very close indeed, with 'the force' alternating several times throughout the match. It must be said that the luck did NOT alternate; if I hadn't had almost all the lucky breaks Terry would probably have won instead."  -- Harry

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Andrew, one of our most loyal and committed players, on his first (we think) group title. And what a way to do it. A run of five wins, no loses, bonus points and an epic match with the runner up, Vikki. Great group all, with almost all the matches played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrew Butcher 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Vikki Savage [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Martin Robson 8.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Julie Cooper [W1, L3] 3
  5. Yvonne Ayliffe [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Anna Jackson [L2] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Julie Cooper (Sep 11) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I have played Julie more than anyone else and don’t have a great record so it was nice to finally get a victory again. Our match was started and abandoned in rain at 2-2 and we continued on a sunny but breezy day at Eaton Park. The first set was a long cagey affair which could have gone either way until I nicked a break at 6-5 with the actual break point secured on the very lucky bounce. The second set was more one sided as Julie perhaps felt the impact of her 24 mile charity walk from 3 days earlier. As usual, a pleasure to play Julie and whilst played at a steady tempo we had some really great rallies. Look forward to continuing our battle at some future date Julie."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentMartin Robson bt Julie Cooper (Sep 1) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "great game thanks Julie, "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Yvonne Ayliffe (Aug 31) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I was fortunate to beat Yvonne as she's a strong player and had some great winning shots - thanks for the match"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Julie Cooper (Aug 19) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Julie and I battled through the occasional downpours to get the match finished! Thanks Julie and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Vikki
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Martin Robson (Aug 18) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really tough but enjoyable match against Martin. There were some fantastic rallies and lots of games that went to deuce in a match where I had to come from behind in both sets to win. Thanks for a great match Martin."  -- Vikki
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Yvonne Ayliffe (Aug 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Yvonne, tough with the wind and sporadic bright sunshine but some good games nevertheless. Good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Vikki
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Anna Jackson (Aug 16) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really great match in tricky conditions. We had some great rallies and some good winners from both of us throughout. Thanks for the game Anna and good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Vikki

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Vikki Savage (Aug 15) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I've played Vikki a few times and always love playing against her because we always have close games hitting the ball properly. Having been more relaxed in recent games I was physically and mentally too uptight which spoiled the match. The wind played a part and I had so many net chords so it feels a hollow victory as Vikki was the far more positive player crafting some lovely returns. Hope you have some good matches against the other opponents Vikki. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentMartin Robson bt Yvonne Ayliffe (Aug 11) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game with changing weather, storm force winds and black skies slowly gave way to calm bright sunshine. A very close first set and many deuces in the second, great game thanks yvonne."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Martin Robson (Aug 4) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always great to play Martin and nice to get a win at my 3rd attempt. This was a close match with plenty of deuce games and some tiring rallies. It definitely wasn’t a match of high quality, unlike our warm up as I set out to disrupt Martin’s better shot making with a slower game and try to keep him away from the net. On another day it could have easily gone the other way. Good luck with your remaining matches Martin."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Anna Jackson (Aug 2) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet another first timer in the league in what was a really enjoyable match on a warm and sunny afternoon at Eaton Park. Anna is fast and strong player with some great top spin forehands and a good serve. When both worked I knew about it!! In an unusual match with no duece games my consistency won through but Anna showed what she is capable of particularly in a fun extra set which was very close. Good luck with your matches Anna and hope to play you again soon. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Yvonne Ayliffe (Jul 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was Yvonnes first ever match in the league and, fortunately for me, she didn't play the game she is normally capable of. Yvonne played some great shots but I managed to be more consistent on the day. Good luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Andrew

Group Summary:

What a warm and friendly group, and what good tennis. Richard took the group win thanks to some strong play, but Jon, adding bonus points to his haul, made sure that Richard couldn't rest on his laurels, while Inga earned a convincing third place. Excellent tennis everyone.

Final Rankings:

  1. Richard Baines [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. Jon Vila [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Inga Misane [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mike Dixon [W2, L2, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Liliya Serazetdinova [W2, L4] 5
  6. Wendy Thomson [L4, UF1] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Stewart Thompson [L3] 1

Match Results:

Richard Baines bt Mike Dixon (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentInga Misane bt Liliya Serazetdinova (Sep 12) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - very even and enjoyable competition! Thank you Liliya and hope to play with you again!"  -- Inga
Reveal CommentRichard Baines bt Inga Misane (Sep 11) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Baines bt Jon Vila (Sep 10) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really competitive game. Very long. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Baines bt Liliya Serazetdinova (Sep 9) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really good match, really good fun. "  -- Richard
Richard Baines bt Stewart Thompson (Sep 9) Walkover
Reveal CommentInga Misane bt Stewart Thompson (Sep 8) 7-5, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with unpredictable result throughout up to the very end. The leader was changing after each few games and I was indeed very lucky to win the match on the tiebreak with 2 sets only. Thank you Stewart and good luck in remaining matches!"  -- Inga
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson v Mike Dixon (Sep 6) 6-7 (7-9) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Game was rained out "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt Wendy Thomson (Sep 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very close match with lots of duces. Very enjoyable rallies. Thank you Wendy for the good match! Good luck with the rest of the matches. "  -- Liliya
Reveal CommentJon Vila bt Liliya Serazetdinova (Aug 31) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "it was enjoyable match, it was a little windy afternoon but we manage to have long rallies and lots of deuces. it was a close match fortunately points are going my side after the long rallies. thanks for the game Liliya. "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentMike Dixon bt Liliya Serazetdinova (Aug 18) 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Exciting fun close match,all weathers Lily played amazing I only won after rain came down as she was dominating and had to change some thing after five hour interval! "  -- Mike
Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt Stewart Thompson (Aug 13) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very enjoyable match on late summer evening. A real tussle! It got dark so the last hour we played with flood lights. Thank you Stewart for this match! Good luck with your remaining ones."  -- Liliya
Reveal CommentJon Vila bt Mike Dixon (Aug 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "it was a very enjoyable game, lots of long rallies and point went into deuces. thank for the game Mike, for sure will play again. "  -- Jon

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMike Dixon bt Inga Misane (Aug 4) 6-1, 6-7 (1-7), 7-6 (16-14)

Player Comments:

  • "Inga played brilliantly and deserved to win a much more attacking and risk taking player than me ! Pleased to see her back amazing close game !"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentRichard Baines bt Wendy Thomson (Aug 4) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great Game!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentJon Vila bt Inga Misane (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "perfect weather for tennis, it was an enjoyable match, the score does not show the nature of the game. most of the points were on long rallies and lot of deuces. Thanks for the game and hope to play you again. "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentInga Misane bt Wendy Thomson (Aug 2) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "I was delighted to have Wendy as my first oponent in this round after my long break. As expected and as the score shows the game was very tough but really enjoyable. Did not really hope to win Wendy this time, especially, when she was leading with 5:2 in the 3rd set and I was running out of my strength. Though somehow in the end the fortune was more on my side and the miracle happened."  -- Inga
Reveal CommentJon Vila bt Wendy Thomson (Jul 27) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Was a very enjoyable game, lots of long rallies, great returns of serve coming from Wendy specially on the second set. Wendy, good luck on the rest of your matches. Thanks."  -- Jon

Group Summary:

This group had everything, and every single match was played. There were wonderful performances from newcomers, great on-court reunions and an exemplary set of commentaries that brought every match to life. Of course tennis has to have a winner, although the points conspired to say differently (three players ended the round on totals of ten). With none of the three holding a winning record over both of the others, we have to look to the rule book to separate them. On the narrow measure of having the best record when it comes to conceding sets and games, Ian just edges it. Congratulations to him and to the whole group.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ian Brown 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jon Olpin [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Liz Somerville 8.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Victoria Chubb 9.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Cathy Geary [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mike Jordan [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJon Olpin bt Ian Brown (Sep 9) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I had been warned about Ian's legendary backspin shots conceived from the international table tennis leagues, but fortunately I was more able to handle these than previous opponents. But even then it was a very hard fought game. It was great to meet Ian who is a really interesting character and I look forward to further encounters. "  -- Jon
  • "Jon dealt with my spin shots with consummate ease and with little else in my armoury, Jon was able to stroll to a well deserved victory. It was however a very enjoyable match and I hope to be able to play Jon again in the future," -- Ian
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Mike Jordan (Aug 27) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Mad dogs and Englishman and Mike and me go out to play tennis in 31 degrees. Challenging weather so not much running about! Nice to meet Mike and I look forward to playing him again."  -- Liz
Reveal CommentJon Olpin bt Mike Jordan (Aug 21) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Mike. Some good serving and brilliant returns of serve, but then you seemed to let me off the hook. Good luck in your last match. "  -- Jon
  • "Congratulations on a comfortable win, and thanks for a very enjoyable game," -- Mike
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Mike Jordan (Aug 18) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet and play Mike on the plexi cushioned courts of Lime Tree Road Tennis Club. I took the first set 6-3 while Mike successfully used his doubles tatics to take the 2nd set on an identical 6-3 scoreline. I drew on an old Nadal quote to raise my intensity in the final set and jumped out to a 5-0 lead before Mike pegged back 2 consecutive games leaving me to serve out the win 6-2. After having my last 2 matches totally decimated by strong winds, it was a joy to play in near perfect conditions and pull off my 4th consecutive 3 setter league match. Enjoy the rest of your games, Mike!"  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentJon Olpin bt Victoria Chubb (Aug 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Victoria, from your reputation I don't think you did yourself justice today, and the strong wind seemed to affect you more than me. But thanks for sticking at it and making it an enjoyable game."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Cathy Geary (Aug 15) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another blowy match! First set was close but Cathy lost her mojo in the second and I found mine! Always a pleasure to play Cathy though and I look forward to the rematch"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentIan Brown bt Liz Somerville (Aug 13) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It took Liz a set to get used to my style of play, but the second set was very close with Liz dominating the net and playing winning volleys. I was relieved to take the second set after a deuce game that could easily have been 5-5. Thanks Liz for a very enjoyable game and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Jon Olpin (Aug 12) 7-5, 7-6 (12-10)

Player Comments:

  • "First time I have played Jon and wow what a marathon it was - every point was a long rally, most games went to deuce (including one where I swear we had 20 deuces) and even the tiebreak went on forever. Jon is a fabulous player to play against and I look forward to next time"  -- Liz
  • "Thanks Liz for a terrific game. It felt really close, but you just seemed to come out trumps on the big points. Perhaps after 2 hours the thought of a third set made you really turn on the style," -- Jon
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Victoria Chubb (Aug 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I always enjoy playing Victoria - however today the wind was howling which made for very challenging conditions"  -- Liz

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Cathy Geary (Aug 10) 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Wow what an emotional roller coaster! I won the first set 6-1 then lost the plot allowing Cathy back in to take the 2nd set 6-4. The 3rd was all over the place with Cathy leading 2-0 before I rallied to find myself twice serving for the match at 5-4 and 6-5 up but to no avail hence we headed into a breaker. This too was close with Cathy running every ball down despite her physical exhaustion. After two racket throwing moments, I finally prevailed 7-5. What a contest fought out over two and a half hours. Thanks cathy for a highly memorable encounter! "  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentJon Olpin bt Cathy Geary (Aug 9) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Cathy for a great workout. I've also learnt not to commit myself to the net too early. Your lob is brilliant. Watch out you others. Jon"  -- Jon
Reveal CommentIan Brown bt Mike Jordan (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ian for a very enjoyable game. A well deserved win. Good luck with your remaining games."  -- Mike
  • "An enjoyable game, with time afterwards for a friendly set before the rain arrived. Thanks Mike and good luck with your remaining matches," -- Ian
Reveal CommentCathy Geary bt Mike Jordan (Aug 3) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely afternoon for tennis and a very enjoyable and challenging match. Definitely one of those matches where the result does not reflect the game. Many games went to deuce. Luck was just on my side today. Welcome to the league Mike and good luck for your remaining matches."  -- Cathy
  • "Thanks for an enjoyable game, and congratulations on a convincing win," -- Mike
Reveal CommentIan Brown bt Victoria Chubb (Aug 1) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A perfect evening for tennis with Ian for the first time at Thorpe Park. With his very unorthodox playing style and unconventional tennis i was totally shut-out from the beginning. Having made an hour's drive from Bungay I suggested a friendly third set which we duly played if only for me to work out if I was playing a forehead or backhand! Enjoy the rest of your tennis Ian and credit to your for making that journey! "  -- Victoria
  • "A beautiful evening and a very enjoyable game. Thanks Victoria and good luck with your remaining games." - Ian
Reveal CommentIan Brown bt Cathy Geary (Jul 31) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a blustery evening so not ideal conditions for our match. The first 4 games went all my way then Ian got into his stride. With an amazing service and some very deceptive spin shots the tide definitely turned. A very enjoyable match and great experience for me. Good luck with the rest of your matches Ian."  -- Cathy
  • "An enjoyable and memorable match for my debut, despite a blustery wind that sometimes took the ball out of court. Thanks Cathy for welcoming me into the league and good luck for your remaining matches," -- Ian