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Collapse AllNottingham Parks Singles - Round 22 | Thursday 11 June 2020 to Wednesday 5 August 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 July 2020)

It was fantastic to have 5 groups in the league this time round and to welcome 7 new players alongside our returning regulars. Collectively you played over four fifths of all possible matches which is a great effort and shows how keen everyone was to get back on court after the lockdown. Thanks for supporting your local league and we hope to see you back in the next round!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Craig for a successful defence of his Group 1 crown finishing on 5 wins and 2 points clear of runner up Gilbert. Craig's only defeat was to Gilbert in a great 3 setter but his extra match win was enough to secure top spot. Third placed Robert had a strong round too recording 5 wins but wasn't helped by being slower off the mark in terms of match scheduling and hence not earning the midway bonus points. Some great tennis all round!

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Craig Heseltine 6 5 1 2 13 WWWW
2 Gilbert Alla-Mensah 6 4 2 2 11 LWWW
3 Robert Henesey-Smith 6 5 1 0 10 WWWL
4 Paul Hurt 6 3 3 2 10 LLLW
5 Nathanael Parkin 6 3 3 2 9 WWLL
6 Darren Rennicks 6 1 5 2 9 LLLL
7 Howard Westgate 6 0 6 2 4 LLLL

Match Results:

Robert Henesey-Smith bt Paul Hurt (Jul 29) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Nathanael Parkin bt Howard Westgate (Jul 26) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Gilbert Alla-Mensah (Jul 21) 6-1, 6-4
Craig Heseltine bt Paul Hurt (Jul 20) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentNathanael Parkin bt Darren Rennicks (Jul 19) 3-6, 7-6 (7-0), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really tight match. I was able to edge a tight second set as both really tired. I was a bit more consistent in the last which was tighter than the games score suggests with a lot of deuce games. Well played Darren see you next time."  -- Nathanael
Craig Heseltine bt Howard Westgate (Jul 18) 6-3, 7-5
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Nathanael Parkin (Jul 15) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1
Reveal CommentGilbert Alla-Mensah bt Paul Hurt (Jul 13) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A gruelling game of tennis."  -- Gilbert
Craig Heseltine bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Jul 11) 6-2, 6-3
Craig Heseltine bt Darren Rennicks (Jul 8) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Craig Heseltine bt Nathanael Parkin (Jul 6) 6-2, 6-2
Gilbert Alla-Mensah bt Darren Rennicks (Jul 4) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Howard Westgate (Jul 4) 6-3, 6-0
Paul Hurt bt Nathanael Parkin (Jul 4) 6-4, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Gilbert Alla-Mensah bt Craig Heseltine (Jun 29) 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
Reveal CommentNathanael Parkin bt Gilbert Alla-Mensah (Jun 28) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match in windy conditions. We both made lots of errors with some good points here and there. I think I was just a little more consistent overall but also had a lot of net cords go my way. "  -- Nathanael
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Darren Rennicks (Jun 28) 6-1, 1-6, 6-0
Reveal CommentDarren Rennicks bt Howard Westgate (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played through the odd light shower and some good quality play on both sides. Howard always competes and makes you work hard and today no different. No doubt we will meet again on court soon. "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentPaul Hurt bt Darren Rennicks (Jun 23) 0-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match played in sweltering heat. Well played Darren.."  -- Paul
Gilbert Alla-Mensah bt Howard Westgate (Jun 20) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
Reveal CommentPaul Hurt bt Howard Westgate (Jun 17) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Howard again after not playing him for a while and congratulations on reaching Group 1 again. A genuine sportsman."  -- Paul

Group Summary:

There was a clear winner at the top of Group 2 with Nik finishing undefeated 6 wins to go 4 points clear of runner up Adam. Credit to Mark for being the only player to take a set off Nik who commented that it "felt like Mark won more key points throughout the match" while Adam did well to come through 3 setters against Tomasz and Andy both in tricky conditions. Congratulations to Andy for picking up his first win against Maciej on his Leagues debut!

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Nik Mehta 6 6 0 2 14 WWWW
2 Adam Broniewski 5 4 1 2 10 WLWW
3 Mark Thompson 4 3 1 2 9 WWWL
4 Tomasz Bernat 6 2 4 2 8 LLWL
5 Andy Wright 4 1 3 2 6 LWLL
6 Thomas Ward 5 2 3 0 5 LWWL
7 Maciej Pietrzak 6 0 6 2 2 LLLL

Match Results:

Mark Thompson bt Thomas Ward (Aug 5) 5-7, 6-0, 6-2
Thomas Ward bt Tomasz Bernat (Aug 3) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Thomas Ward bt Maciej Pietrzak (Jul 29) 6-1, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAdam Broniewski bt Tomasz Bernat (Jul 27) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight contest in very tricky conditions. Well played Tomasz thanks for the game"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentNik Mehta bt Adam Broniewski (Jul 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play you mate. Looking forward to hitting again in the not too distant future!"  -- Nik
Reveal CommentTomasz Bernat bt Maciej Pietrzak (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some powerful serves from Maciej and many closer games than the score suggest. Welcome to the Local Tennis League Maciej and all the best in your upcoming matches. "  -- Tomasz
Nik Mehta bt Thomas Ward (Jul 10) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAdam Broniewski bt Thomas Ward (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play with Thomas again, it took Thomas a few games to get into it having not played since December. However once he got going he was a tricky customer, extending the rally’s and making it very awkward for me. Thanks for the Game"  -- Adam
Mark Thompson bt Tomasz Bernat (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentAdam Broniewski bt Andy Wright (Jul 3) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match in Very difficult conditions, light rain throughout made it quite slippy towards the end. It could have gone either way. Thanks Andy enjoyed it mate "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Broniewski bt Maciej Pietrzak (Jul 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Match was a lot closer then the score line suggests. Many close games and deuces. Enjoyed it, thanks Maciej"  -- Adam
Mark Thompson bt Maciej Pietrzak (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentNik Mehta bt Tomasz Bernat (Jun 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Tomasz"  -- Nik
Reveal CommentNik Mehta bt Mark Thompson (Jun 23) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Score does not represent the match at all! Felt like Mark won more key points throughout the match.... Played at new courts, which took me back a little in the first set in v hot and sunny weather... Thanks for such a great match Mark. All the best in your upcoming matches Sampras! ;)"  -- Nik
Reveal CommentAndy Wright bt Maciej Pietrzak (Jun 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game tough in windy conditions and a low sun. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentTomasz Bernat bt Andy Wright (Jun 20) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Many winners played from Andy today and a bit more consistency would definitely give him a win, especially it was his second match after six years. He will become better every match, so watch out Andy's next opponents! Thank you for the match Andy and all the best in your upcoming matches."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentNik Mehta bt Maciej Pietrzak (Jun 16) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Maciej! Meet again soon..."  -- Nik
Reveal CommentNik Mehta bt Andy Wright (Jun 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun first match for me in the leagues. On a warm and close evening on a sheltered court it almost felt like playing abroad. Nik is clearly an experienced competitor with a solid game that was too much for my inconsistency. He went up quickly in each set and while I pegged him back a bit in both the result was never really in doubt. Thoroughly enjoyed my first singles match in 6 years though and looking forward to getting match sharp over the course of this round. "  -- Andy

Group Summary:

It was a successful return to League action for Aaron who topped a close group finishing one point clear of runner up Thomas. Aaron's 5 wins compared to Thomas' 4 proved crucial in the title race although kudos to Thomas for playing well under pressure to win their head to head in a third set tiebreak. There were 4 wins apiece for Tristan and Leonard showing quality in the middle order as demonstrated by Leonard's battling 3 set win over Steven.

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Aaron Bowes 6 5 1 2 13 WLWW
2 Thomas Leyshon 6 4 2 2 12 WWWL
3 Tristan Hessing 6 4 2 2 10 WLWW
4 Leonard Nyatigi 6 4 2 2 10 WWLW
5 Steven Britton 4 1 3 2 5 LLWL
6 Stephen Smith 4 0 4 0 1 L
7 David Winspeare 4 0 4 0 1 LLLL

Match Results:

Thomas Leyshon bt David Winspeare (Aug 5) 6-3, 6-4
Leonard Nyatigi bt Stephen Smith (Aug 4) Walkover
Thomas Leyshon bt Stephen Smith (Aug 4) Walkover
Reveal CommentTristan Hessing bt David Winspeare (Jul 27) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Played on a damp court, felt like ice and we both suffered a few slips and trips. Thanks for the match, David-hopefully play you in the dry sometime! "  -- Tristan
Reveal CommentLeonard Nyatigi bt David Winspeare (Jul 26) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • ''After a runaway first set, the match became a tightly contested affair. A very exhausting but enjoyable match. Thanks very much for the game David and good luck for your future ones.'' -- Len

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLeonard Nyatigi bt Steven Britton (Jul 26) 7-6 (11-9), 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very lively game that could have gone either way, particularly in the first set tiebreak. Steve's groundstrokes were solid on both wings which made for a lot of long rallies and a lot of ball chasing on my part. There were few moments where we both lost concentration but overall a very closely fought match; i am glad my next one is days away. Thanks for the great match Steve and good luck with the rest of your games. - Len"  -- Leonard
Thomas Leyshon bt Tristan Hessing (Jul 22) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentAaron Bowes bt David Winspeare (Jul 14) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Match played on a sunny evening. The low bright sun made it tough to play facing the sun. David served some good aces and we had some nice long rallies with us both doing lots of running. Thanks for a great match David."  -- Aaron
Thomas Leyshon bt Aaron Bowes (Jun 30) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
Aaron Bowes bt Stephen Smith (Jun 26) Walkover
Reveal CommentAaron Bowes bt Steven Britton (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Glorious sunny hot weather. Match was closer than scoreline suggests. Steven played very positive attacking tennis throughout the match with plenty of brilliant shots. I had to rely on all of my speed in this match."  -- Aaron
Tristan Hessing bt Leonard Nyatigi (Jun 23) 6-3, 6-1
Steven Britton bt Thomas Leyshon (Jun 23) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentLeonard Nyatigi bt Thomas Leyshon (Jun 22) 6-3, 0-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game of tennis. Tom really came out flying in the second set and it was all I could do to try to hang on, that eventually carried the day. A really close and hard-fought match that could have gone either way but for a few crucial points. Good luck for the remaining matches and I hope to play you again soon. - Len "  -- Leonard
Reveal CommentTristan Hessing bt Steven Britton (Jun 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played in very good spirits, thanks for the match Steve. Steve is a much better player than that score suggests and I was fortunate to capitalise on some early rustiness as he returns to play. I think he will be tougher beat as the tournament progresses. "  -- Tristan
Reveal CommentAaron Bowes bt Leonard Nyatigi (Jun 17) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The 2nd set was very close with Leonard leading for most of the set. I had to dig in deep when I was 4-3 down in order to win the match. Leonard's speed and court coverage throughout the match was very impressive. "  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentTristan Hessing bt Stephen Smith (Jun 15) 6-0, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, Steve. Very enjoyable. Really strong comeback in second set that gave me plenty to think about heading into the decider. Managed to dig deep for the win. "  -- Tristan
Reveal CommentAaron Bowes bt Tristan Hessing (Jun 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Match was played in great spirits on a warm sunny afternoon. Tristan's quality all round ability meant I had to constantly work very hard. Tristan played the best shots of the day and made me do a lots of running throughout. Thank you very much for a great game Tristan."  -- Aaron

Group Summary:

It was the 'Battle of the Marks' at the top of Group 4 with Mark W securing the group title with an unbeaten run of 5 wins to finish a single point clear of Mark V with 4 wins. Their head to head saw Mark W "playing defense all match" with Mark V "going for his shots". This was demonstrated again by Mark V's hard fought wins over Martin and Ndamuwanepi, with "almost every game going to deuce" in the latter match.

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Mark Walsh 5 5 0 2 12 WWWW
2 Mark Vettasseri 6 4 2 2 11 LWLW
3 Martin Biddle 6 3 3 2 10 LWWL
4 Gaston Senese 4 2 2 2 7 LWWL
5 Jonathan Sekowski 4 2 2 2 6 WLLW
6 Ndamuwanepi Ishemunyoro 4 0 4 2 3 LLLL
7 Chris Edwards 3 0 3 2 3 LLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt Mark Vettasseri (Jul 23) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The Match with Mark the final of the group winner in reallity that easilly could have been the reverse of the final score Lots of deuces and rallies I was playing defense all Match which has not happend before Mark is a skilled player who goes for his shots and plays a high percentage tennis game which in time will catapult his game to a different level I wont say I was lucky but on his day Mark would have beaten me He has made me look at my game in a different light going foward Mark is a very talented and humble gentleman who takes defeat extremely well and it was a pleasure and education in equal manner to meet and play him Thanks Mark Keep Positive Hope we meet on court again sometime All the very best Mark"  -- Mark

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMark Vettasseri bt Gaston Senese (Jul 22) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "None of my matches are ever simple.... Another 3 set match played in good humour. Long rallies and great points in a match that could have swung either way. Thanks for the game Gaston. I really enjoyed it. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentJonathan Sekowski bt Mark Vettasseri (Jul 15) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "1 Ace and not many double faults. Didn't start atrociously for once. Every time I thought he'd pull away I somehow hung in there. In the 1st 2 sets my first serve almost never went in. In set 3 I was getting stiff and was laboring a little but my first serve and my entire game held under pressure. Was such a fun match and very nice conditions to play in too. Thanks for the game Mark and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentGaston Senese bt Martin Biddle (Jul 2) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match!"  -- Gaston
Martin Biddle bt Jonathan Sekowski (Jun 30) 6-4, 6-2
Gaston Senese bt Jonathan Sekowski (Jun 29) 6-2, 6-4
Martin Biddle bt Chris Edwards (Jun 28) 5-7, 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentMark Vettasseri bt Martin Biddle (Jun 22) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Martin. Another very long match on a sunny evening. There was very little between us and plenty of good shots and rallies throughout the match. Really fun game. Thanks. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt Gaston Senese (Jun 22) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An extremely enjoyable and tight first set with gaston who played his first competitive game in a while it could have gone either way I eventually came through in second set after some very long rallies Gaston can only improve in future games "  -- Mark
Martin Biddle bt Ndamuwanepi Ishemunyoro (Jun 20) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentMark Vettasseri bt Ndamuwanepi Ishemunyoro (Jun 20) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the long hard-fought match. Very close throughout and almost every game went to deuce. Lots of good points and rallies in this game. We both tired in the last set and our serving started to fail. The match was eventually decided by a solitary service hold in the last set. Good luck with the rest of the league. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentJonathan Sekowski bt Ndamuwanepi Ishemunyoro (Jun 19) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Happened on Friday 19th but forgot to put it up straight away so score may be slightly off (by a game or 2). Quite windy but otherwise nice, cool conditions. Played poorly to start but then got going. Some very nice 'cat and mouse' points at net during the match. Thanks very much for game and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt Ndamuwanepi Ishemunyoro (Jun 16) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Match closer than a score suggests Most games went to juice it was Natimuwanepi first game in a long time he can only improve going foward"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt Chris Edwards (Jun 15) 6-1, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with chris After 1st set he started to play his best tennis and could have gone either way in a very close and competitive 2nd set tie break Thanks Chris Keep pushing the limits "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt Martin Biddle (Jun 14) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great Match and 0pponent in Martin to return to tennis After covid On a beautiful hot day that tested our fitness All 3 sets were very close and some good rallies Think i just had more legs in the 3rd set to get over the line Thanks Martin Good luck rest of round"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Vettasseri bt Chris Edwards (Jun 14) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match Chris. Was nice to pick up my racket for the first time in months. This was a very good quality match despite our lockdown rustiness. Lots of long rallies in a very even match."  -- Mark

Group Summary:

It was a confident start to the Leagues for Abeed who won Group 5 on debut with 5 wins and a 2 point cushion over runner up David. Their head to head was "an enjoyable match in windy conditions" and Abeed also had to work hard against Mark, eventually prevailing in a match tiebreak. Katie and Aviva played out a close second set tiebreak which Katie managed to edge while Aviva was unlucky not to get a win this round.

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Abeed Fayaz 5 5 0 2 12 WWWW
2 David Longley 5 4 1 2 10 WWLW
3 Mark Hopkins 5 3 2 2 9 WWLW
4 Colin Minton 5 2 3 0 4 LWWL
5 Katie Percival 5 1 4 0 2 LWLL
6 Aviva Caller 5 0 5 0 0 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Hopkins bt Aviva Caller (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good fun game. Thanks. "  -- Mark
David Longley bt Katie Percival (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-1
Abeed Fayaz bt Colin Minton (Aug 1) Walkover
Reveal CommentMark Hopkins bt Colin Minton (Jul 23) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun game. Thanks for the match Colin. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAbeed Fayaz bt Aviva Caller (Jul 22) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with some quite frankly ridiculous points. Was a pleasure meeting and playing with Aviva, "  -- Abeed
Reveal CommentKatie Percival bt Aviva Caller (Jul 20) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Always fun playing with Aviva. She has some great base line shots and moves you around the court! Really close games. Thanks Aviva! "  -- Katie
Reveal CommentColin Minton bt Katie Percival (Jul 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really nice enjoyable game, with some great rallies. Katie has a mean cross court short that is her ace in the hole."  -- Colin
Reveal CommentDavid Longley bt Aviva Caller (Jul 11) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "some good rallies and long games. Good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- David
Reveal CommentColin Minton bt Aviva Caller (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game played on a pleasant evening. Thanks for the game Aviva, very enjoyable."  -- Colin
Reveal CommentAbeed Fayaz bt David Longley (Jul 5) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match in windy conditions. A great, friendly guy with an awkward game to play against. "  -- Abeed
Reveal CommentDavid Longley bt Mark Hopkins (Jul 4) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always good to see and play Mark. Some cracking rallies! Cheers"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Longley bt Colin Minton (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match and a top chap. "  -- David
Reveal CommentMark Hopkins bt Katie Percival (Jun 22) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match, some great ground shots from Katie - making me run in the heat!! All the best in the rest of the matches. "  -- Mark
Abeed Fayaz bt Katie Percival (Jun 21) 6-1, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAbeed Fayaz bt Mark Hopkins (Jun 21) 7-5, 3-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match, literally could have gone either way. "  -- Abeed