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Collapse AllOxford Singles - Round 42 | Thursday 12 September 2019 to Wednesday 6 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Ollie Tabor [W4, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Mark Bagley 8.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tom Bonnington 8.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Christopher Lynch [W2, L3] 6
  5. Oliver Ready [W2, L2, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Charles Harris [W1, L1, UF2] 4
  7. Luis Castello Sola 9.1 [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristopher Lynch bt Charles Harris (Nov 5) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Charles. Quality of tennis slightly hampered by damp court and no one bringing a decent set of tennis balls! Thanks"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentCharles Harris v Oliver Ready (Oct 30) 7-5, 1-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A joy to meet Oliver, who hits the ball well and moves the opponent throughout the points. In the first set I went 4:1 up only for Oliver to bring it back. I think we'd both concede at times we didn't play our best tennis, with some net play particularly lackluster. This said, when the ball was in play there was low hitting and long points - one certainly memorable one where we both showed good attack and defense. In the end we ran out of time, and had to leave the court with me being a break up. However how things had gone I'm sure that would have swiftly been replied to. "  -- Charles
Reveal CommentCharles Harris bt Luis Castello Sola (Oct 29) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A long, enjoyable game against Luis, who was a great sportsman and top guy to meet. All sets produced some close games, and must say Luis played very well and hit some great winners when under pressure which I could only applaud. We just beat the lights, which I think we were both quite pleased about - sure we both slept well that night!"  -- Charles
Reveal CommentOliver Ready bt Luis Castello Sola (Oct 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very fun playing with Luis today. We both missed a fair number of makeable shots when we had good opportunities to attack, but we also had lots of extended, high-quality rallies."  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentTom Bonnington bt Christopher Lynch (Oct 20) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Went to my psychotherapist and it seems to have worked. Had a hugely enjoyable match with Chris. Could have gone either way. Look forward to playing again soon."  -- Tom
Mark Bagley bt Christopher Lynch (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentChristopher Lynch bt Luis Castello Sola (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Luis on Saturday morning, good rallies and positive tennis. Thanks "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentOllie Tabor v Charles Harris (Oct 16) 6-7 (6-8), 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "I had set point at 5-4 up in the first set but Charlie pulled it back and held his nerve in the tie break. Second set was just as close before we ran out of time for the decider"  -- Ollie
Reveal CommentMark Bagley bt Tom Bonnington (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tom finds my style of play maddening and drives him to find a psychotherapist. I prefer it as error free , good returning , taking the pace off the ball."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentOllie Tabor bt Luis Castello Sola (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun Saturday morning tennis with Luis in Florence Park, he was unfortunate not to have levelled the first set 3-3 in what was a long game. Played in good spirits, hopefully see you in the next round Luis "  -- Ollie
Reveal CommentTom Bonnington bt Oliver Ready (Oct 4) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "One of the tightest matches I’ve ever played. Still not sure how I won as Oliver played so well. Lots of long rallies, deuce games and both of us refused to give up. Very tiring but so much fun."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentMark Bagley bt Luis Castello Sola (Sep 28) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Gusty winds but a good game."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentOllie Tabor bt Oliver Ready (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match with Oliver, some decent rallies and points, I think being slightly younger gave me the advantage fitness wise which proved to be the difference "  -- Ollie
Reveal CommentOllie Tabor bt Mark Bagley (Sep 21) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another tense match against Mark, the second set was close and could have gone either way"  -- Ollie
Reveal CommentOllie Tabor bt Christopher Lynch (Sep 15) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another proper tussle of a match with Chris, very even throughout, we played for just under 3 hours in nice warm sunshine on the grass courts in University Parks, looking at the score you'd think it would be a shorter match but some games must have been 10mins plus with lots of back to deuces. Very enjoyable tennis"  -- Ollie
Reveal CommentTom Bonnington bt Luis Castello Sola (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game in the sunshine. Very even first set and could have gone either way before I managed to pull away in the second. Great match!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentOliver Ready bt Mark Bagley (Sep 14) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "As closely fought as the scores suggested. Would probably have gone the other way but for repeated net-cord assistance in my favour. In the first set I was 5-4 40-15 on serve before doing a Federer and losing the next two games. Fortunately I won the tie break. In the second set we tired and both had trouble holding serve; a tie-break always looked likely. Mark was ahead 4-2, I think, but I managed to pull it back and avoid a third set which, by this point, neither of us were relishing."  -- Oliver

Current Rankings:

  1. Patrick Tissot [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Iurie Rusu 8.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Peter Watkins [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Fabio Assandri 10.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Charles Olsen [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jamie Woodward [W1, L1] 2
  7. Sébastien Bourdu 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  8. Simon Stanford 9.2 [L4]

Match Results:

Fabio Assandri bt Charles Olsen (Oct 29) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Fabio Assandri bt Simon Stanford (Oct 27) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4
Reveal CommentPatrick Tissot bt Charles Olsen (Oct 23) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with really good rallies. "  -- Patrick
Charles Olsen bt Simon Stanford (Oct 19) 6-0, 6-0
Peter Watkins bt Sébastien Bourdu (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-2
Peter Watkins bt Charles Olsen (Oct 6) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentPatrick Tissot bt Fabio Assandri (Oct 4) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with very nice rallies!"  -- Patrick
Patrick Tissot bt Jamie Woodward (Oct 2) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
Iurie Rusu bt Charles Olsen (Sep 28) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Peter Watkins bt Simon Stanford (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentSébastien Bourdu bt Charles Olsen (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The court was quite wet so we couldn't play our best tennis, but the match was still interesting and it was closer that the score might suggest as I was quite lucky with the lines Today."  -- Sébastien
Iurie Rusu bt Simon Stanford (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJamie Woodward bt Fabio Assandri (Sep 20) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice opening match.. slightly windy conditions, but very enjoyable!"  -- Jamie
Iurie Rusu bt Patrick Tissot (Sep 16) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
Patrick Tissot bt Peter Watkins (Sep 15) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Peter Watkins bt Fabio Assandri (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-4
Iurie Rusu bt Peter Watkins (Sep 13) 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-2)

Current Rankings:

  1. Adrian Bubla [W5] 10
  2. Fabio Di Donato [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Nic Aliwell [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Helen Watts 9.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nico Corraine [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Harry McAlister [W1, L1] 2
  7. Harry Day [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHarry McAlister bt Fabio Di Donato (Oct 28) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It could have certainly been a closer match should I have felt a bit more in shape on that day. Well done Harry."  -- Fabio
Reveal CommentAdrian Bubla bt Harry McAlister (Oct 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking game on a sunny morning "  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentHelen Watts bt Harry Day (Oct 24) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A pretty damp evening which played in my favour as the balls weren't bouncing too high. Thanks for the game, Harry!"  -- Helen
Reveal CommentAdrian Bubla bt Fabio Di Donato (Oct 23) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Super enjoyable and endless match. On the second set I managed to save a match point from Adrian who was on 5-4 and I came back by winning 7-5. The third set has had a similar scenario with me up 5-4 and serving for the match but unfortunately losing my consistency gave the possibility to Adrian to win the decisive set 7-5. Well played and I hope to play you soon again. Good luck with your next matches, Fabio"  -- Fabio
Reveal CommentAdrian Bubla bt Nic Aliwell (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in wet conditions "  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentAdrian Bubla bt Helen Watts (Oct 19) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I had no answers to Adrian's shot-making today. Well played!"  -- Helen
Reveal CommentNic Aliwell bt Harry Day (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Match was closer than the score especially the first set. Some good rallies and passing shots + volleys from both players"  -- Nic
Reveal CommentHelen Watts bt Fabio Di Donato (Oct 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The only clear day in a while turned into a chilly evening, and the balls were hardly bouncing! Fortunately for me Fabio didn't manage to take more chances to break, so I managed to hold on to get the second set."  -- Helen
Reveal CommentNic Aliwell bt Nico Corraine (Sep 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions. Short rallies but good points from both players."  -- Nic
Reveal CommentFabio Di Donato bt Harry Day (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match on a crazy day weather wise! There were very good and nice rallies and the score does not fully reflect the efforts made on both ends. Good luck with your next matches, Harry!"  -- Fabio
Reveal CommentFabio Di Donato bt Nic Aliwell (Sep 22) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Super long rallies especially in the first set, Nic and I had the impression it would never end! Luckily for me I managed to keep my consistency and return very powerful serves that led me to victory. It has been the second match with Nic so far but this time it has been me who got away with the match! I hope to play a third one very soon. Best of luck with your next matches, Nic."  -- Fabio
Reveal CommentHelen Watts bt Nico Corraine (Sep 21) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match on a beautiful afternoon. Nothing I was doing was working for a set and two games, so I changed my tactic and gradually drew more errors. I went a break up in the third, and we had a mammoth final game in which he had about 6 set points and I had 3 match points before being able to clinch it!"  -- Helen
Reveal CommentNic Aliwell bt Helen Watts (Sep 15) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Hard fought match in the hot sun(?). 2nd set definitely could of gone either way. Another set would of been tough (Nic)"  -- Nic
Adrian Bubla bt Nico Corraine (Sep 14) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentFabio Di Donato bt Nico Corraine (Sep 14) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match on a super sunny day! Strangest first set ever played with every one of us breaking each other's serve. A more stable second set and luckily for me a good third set where I managed to come back from being down 2-0. Good luck with your next matches, Nico."  -- Fabio

Current Rankings:

  1. Emilio Lopez Lopez [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Pawel Wozniak [W4] 8
  3. Tiago Moreira [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Florin Bobea [L2]
  5. Crescenzo Ianniello [L3]
  6. Simone Moriconi [L2]
  7. Jeremy Leggett withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPawel Wozniak bt Crescenzo Ianniello (Oct 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match played on fresh morning. Victory tastes much better when you play with people interested in beating you up. Good luck Enzo."  -- Pawel
Pawel Wozniak bt Emilio Lopez Lopez (Oct 27) 6-1, 6-1
Emilio Lopez Lopez bt Tiago Moreira (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-2
Emilio Lopez Lopez bt Florin Bobea (Oct 5) 6-3, 6-2
Emilio Lopez Lopez bt Simone Moriconi (Oct 2) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
Tiago Moreira bt Crescenzo Ianniello (Sep 29) 6-4, 7-5
Emilio Lopez Lopez bt Crescenzo Ianniello (Sep 28) 6-1, 7-5
Pawel Wozniak bt Florin Bobea (Sep 22) Walkover
Reveal CommentPawel Wozniak bt Tiago Moreira (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Tiago was trying hard until last ball regardless result. Very impressive attitude. Good luck for next games."  -- Pawel
Tiago Moreira bt Simone Moriconi (Sep 14) 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)

Current Rankings:

  1. Fiona Fanthome [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew Tacon 10.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Matthew Longstaff [W4, UF1] 9
  4. Nick Fahy 9.2 [W1, L5] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Annabel Lloyd 9.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Edward Payne [W1, UF1] 2
  7. Paul Morris [W1, L3] 2
  8. Diego Vargas 10.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEdward Payne bt Annabel Lloyd (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to cross paths (again?) with Annabel. A very enjoyable match."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentMatthew Longstaff bt Nick Fahy (Oct 31) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match against Nick who has a quality serve. As the scoreline suggests there really wasn't much in it, some good rallies and an enjoyable game, hope to play Nick again soon. "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Longstaff bt Paul Morris (Oct 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This match with Paul was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests, with many games going the distance. "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentAndrew Tacon bt Nick Fahy (Oct 27) 6-3, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match played on a glorious Autumn afternoon. The whole match was really closely fought as evidenced by the result of the second set, with the other two sets decided by a single break of serve at a crucial moment. I look forward to a rematch in a later round."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentFiona Fanthome bt Diego Vargas (Oct 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A slightly surreal setting for our match...as we were the only players on a cold Friday evening in Florence Park. Diego - thankyou for playing the match despite your very long work week! Good luck for your remaining matches. "  -- Fiona
Reveal CommentAndrew Tacon bt Paul Morris (Oct 17) 6-2, 2-1 Paul Morris Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Paul had an early tumble and struggled with the damp surface with was a bit slippery and decided to retire early in the second set. I think it would have been a closer match had conditions been better."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentFiona Fanthome bt Nick Fahy (Oct 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A 7am match on a very wet Sunday morning! Luckily we played indoors. The games were closer than the score suggests with quite a few going to deuce. Nick struggled a bit to find his rhythm and it helped me get the edge in the games. "  -- Fiona
Reveal CommentAnnabel Lloyd bt Nick Fahy (Oct 7) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Nick for agreeing to play at N Oxford indoor facility of OHRC - where you're a member too. This was a competitive match. Nick has an excellent serve which I had to be on my toes to receive and acing was part of the picture. It could have gone either way and I just got lucky to pull away at the end."  -- Annabel
Reveal CommentFiona Fanthome bt Paul Morris (Oct 6) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thankyou for coming down to Abingdon Paul and Good luck! for your remaining matches. "  -- Fiona
Reveal CommentNick Fahy bt Diego Vargas (Oct 6) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely autumn evening for tennis, if a bit blustery to be ideal. Having the Blues teams practicing on the neighbouring courts was a bit intimidating, but we did our best! Very enjoyable match played in good spirit, and closer than the scoreline suggests. Best wishes to Diego for the rest of his matches. "  -- Nick
Andrew Tacon bt Diego Vargas (Oct 3) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentFiona Fanthome bt Annabel Lloyd (Oct 2) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thankyou for the match Annabel and for hosting. Good luck for your remaining matches."  -- Fiona
Andrew Tacon bt Annabel Lloyd (Sep 30) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentPaul Morris bt Nick Fahy (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tight match played out in blustery conditions. The wind was especially strong in the first set, making serving difficult and contributing heavily to the scoreline. In the second, Nick had acclimatised to the conditions, digging deep to save a match point in the breaker and force a decider. Set 3 was a mini- version of the match, I raced into a lead only to be pegged back and finally served it out at the second attempt. Thanks for such an entertaining match Nick!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentFiona Fanthome bt Andrew Tacon (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had a good match today, some long and hard fought rallies, and many games going to deuce. Thankyou for the match Andrew and for coming to Abingdon. Good luck for your remaining matches. "  -- Fiona
Matthew Longstaff v Edward Payne (Sep 24) 7-5, 2-2 TBC
Reveal CommentMatthew Longstaff bt Fiona Fanthome (Sep 20) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match this evening. Some long rallies and many games going to deuce! Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Longstaff bt Andrew Tacon (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game against Andrew, who is a tough opponent to play. Has a very good kick serve which requires good concentration to return. Good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Matthew

Current Rankings:

  1. Alejandro Rubio Diaz [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jon Bennett [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Federico Antonio Melillo 10.2 [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sergio Segovia Rodriguez [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Noah Mesfin [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nil Angli [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Shaun De Souza [L1]
  8. Antonella Iarrobino [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJon Bennett bt Antonella Iarrobino (Nov 6) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Antonella was warming up in the second set!"  -- Jon
Reveal CommentJon Bennett bt Sergio Segovia Rodriguez (Oct 21) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Sergio had a strong service and some fantastic lobs. I was surprised to win this because he started very strongly. Good match! "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentAlejandro Rubio Diaz bt Jon Bennett (Oct 20) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough match agains Jon. His style is very consistent but I managed to focus and get most of my hits accurately. Nice match!"  -- Alejandro
Reveal CommentSergio Segovia Rodriguez bt Noah Mesfin (Oct 19) 6-4, 6-7 (7-9), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very tricky match, lots of alternatives, very long points, most of the games with deuce, more than 3 hours playing.......I'm exhausted and I'm not going to wake up until monday morning!"  -- Sergio
Reveal CommentAlejandro Rubio Diaz bt Federico Antonio Melillo (Oct 19) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Glad I managed to wake up after a 1st set with Federico giving his best tennis and with me making lots of unforced errors. 2nd set was more even, with very good a long rallies. In the 3rd set I was really focused but it was the most difficult set in the match. 1st time playing against Federico and cant wait to play against him again! Good luck :)"  -- Alejandro
Reveal CommentNoah Mesfin bt Alejandro Rubio Diaz (Oct 15) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Not sure how I pulled this one off. A fantastic fun match!"  -- Noah
Reveal CommentSergio Segovia Rodriguez bt Antonella Iarrobino (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play, and hope play against you again :)"  -- Sergio
Reveal CommentFederico Antonio Melillo bt Antonella Iarrobino (Oct 10) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to play with Antonella. She is a very combattive player, it has been a match with many deuces. In the first set 6 games went to deuce on 8 played. I look forward to play together again. "  -- Federico Antonio
Reveal CommentJon Bennett bt Noah Mesfin (Oct 9) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Noah started strongly and I thought he would rally in the second set, but he (and the light) faded a little! Nice match, though. "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentAlejandro Rubio Diaz bt Sergio Segovia Rodriguez (Oct 8) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match with Sergio and his destroyer serves. Looking forward to playing again. Good luck!"  -- Alejandro
Reveal CommentAlejandro Rubio Diaz bt Shaun De Souza (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with Shaun. More than half of the games went to deuce. Good luck Shaun!"  -- Alejandro
Reveal CommentFederico Antonio Melillo bt Sergio Segovia Rodriguez (Oct 6) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It’s been a pleasure, as usual, to play against Sergio, many deuces played on a difficult and tricky surface because of some paddles. Sometimes, the wind affected our game but in the end the score was realistic. After the first set, challenging and difficult to respond his cut balls, in the second, I have been more confident to let him run a lot. "  -- Federico Antonio
Reveal CommentNil Angli bt Antonella Iarrobino (Oct 5) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "The match with Antonella was both long and entertaining with long challenging rallied. A tight second set send us to a tie-break that I had the fortune to win. "  -- Nil
Reveal CommentJon Bennett bt Nil Angli (Oct 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Given that Nil has only been playing tennis since June he presented a good challenge"  -- Jon
Reveal CommentJon Bennett bt Federico Antonio Melillo (Sep 30) 3-6, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Federico only started playing in February this year, so he's quite a remarkable player considering this! I needed to employ all the tricks up my sleeve to beat him. "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentSergio Segovia Rodriguez bt Nil Angli (Sep 27) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very difficult match to win, I found myself 2-4 down in both sets, very close match, I really enjoyed playing against Nil, hoping to play again soon!"  -- Sergio
Reveal CommentAlejandro Rubio Diaz bt Nil Angli (Sep 26) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice match with Nil. The second set was more difficult that the score says."  -- Alejandro
Reveal CommentFederico Antonio Melillo bt Noah Mesfin (Sep 23) 6-7 (4-7), 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We were fine to play in the rain today until the court got absolutely waterlogged - tbc. "  -- Noah
Reveal CommentNoah Mesfin bt Nil Angli (Sep 14) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great weather and fun match! The score doesn't reflect how difficult this match was. "  -- Noah

Current Rankings:

  1. Sam Brind 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Flora Mcmeeking 10.1 [W4, L1] 8
  3. Justine Cardy [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jamal Ali [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Louise Morcom [W1, L2] 2
  6. Philip Sanders [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSam Brind bt Flora Mcmeeking (Nov 3) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "A really good match with some great shots and rallies. Flora fought back well in the second set so I was glad to get over the line in the tiebreak."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentFlora Mcmeeking bt Louise Morcom (Oct 31) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky match against Louise, she has a cracking forehand and we had some great rallies. The third game of the second set, which swung back and forth between endless deuces, was particularly challenging and I had to stay focused to see my way through it. Thanks Louise, good to play you again."  -- Flora
Reveal CommentJustine Cardy bt Philip Sanders (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "After several failed attempts to play this match due to the rain, it was great to play Philip this morning in bright sunshine. The games were closer than the final score line suggests with Philip hitting some good drop shots and lobs but my game was more consistent and I think my better movement around the court helped me to the win. Thank you for your persistence in rescheduling the match Philip."  -- Justine
Reveal CommentFlora Mcmeeking bt Philip Sanders (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Philip's slicey serve was hard to gauge right, especially when the wind increased, and several times he caught me out with some well-placed lobs. Thanks Philip, all the best for your remaining matches."  -- Flora
Reveal CommentLouise Morcom bt Justine Cardy (Oct 6) 2-6, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • " I was pretty nervous about this one having had a very bad day last time out. Justine played an excellent first set, taking full advantage of my inconsistent play. I managed to get it together for the second set but knew that that pressure was really on for the third - I had it all to lose! We played a solid third set that was closer than the score line suggests, we had some great rallies and Justine took me to to multiple deuces in several games and put pressure on my serve. An enjoyable match, thank you! "  -- Louise
Reveal CommentFlora Mcmeeking bt Jamal Ali (Oct 5) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "NIce match at Botley Park, where I have never played before, and good to see Jamal again. The first set was competitive with Jamal playing aggressively, especially with several Sudden Attacks By Jamal where he was at the net and had volleyed a winner before I realised what was going on. He also threw in some fabulous serves to spice things up. By the second set however I had woken up somewhat and was able to play more aggressively myself. Thanks Jamal."  -- Flora
Reveal CommentSam Brind bt Philip Sanders (Oct 2) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Phillip hit some shots with nice angles and slice but ultimately I was more consistent."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentFlora Mcmeeking bt Justine Cardy (Sep 29) 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Justine and I are members of the same club and were due to play a doubles match this morning but it was called off because of rain. I strongly felt I had a tennis match in me today so I asked her and then everyone else in the group if they could play later on. Nobody could - Justine thinking it was now too windy. All hope lost, I then got a second text from Justine. The wind had dropped and she had changed her mind. Hope returned! We are old foes at singles and in the first, very long, set she wore me down through several multi-deuced games to win the tie-break. Now the wind had whipped up again and I was facing two more sets if I was to win. Long story short (words running out here) and despite hurricane conditions I did! Fabulous match!"  -- Flora
Reveal CommentSam Brind bt Jamal Ali (Sep 28) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Jamal has improved a lot since I last played him, playing some tricky slices and powerful serves. Fortunately, I was able to play a more consistent game and come away with a win."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Louise Morcom (Sep 21) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Unexpected win for me this morning but I was the beneficiary of Louise having a serious off-day & we've all had them. Playing conditions were great despite a low sun. Thanks for the match, Louise."  -- Jamal
Reveal CommentSam Brind bt Justine Cardy (Sep 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match to start the league, Justine has a powerful return of serve. I managed to shake off some rust, having not played a singles match since June, and pull away with a win. "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentJustine Cardy bt Jamal Ali (Sep 14) 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. Jamal has improved immensely since I last played him. He started really strongly with an amazing slicing backhand but as the match went on he lost some focus and confidence. I had a stronger start to the second set but he pulled back to take it to a tie break. It could have gone either way but proved to be the deciding factor in the match as I went on to win it along with the 3rd set. A lovely autumn morning well spent. I hope Jamal felt the same having come back from London for the morning to play the match!"  -- Justine

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Oxford.

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). 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.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a match tiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

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Collapse AllOxford Doubles - Round 10 | Thursday 20 June 2019 to Wednesday 28 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 July 2019)

Only five teams but an excellent and passionate round of tennis. We hope you had as much fun playing the matches and we have had following the results from a distance. As Charles might say, fantastico! Here's to the next round.

Group Summary:

It's never easy getting four people on to court all at the same time so well done everyone for getting 100% of the matches played in the group. And they didn't disappoint! The points table could have been even tighter if Fabio and Antonio had grabbed their bonus points, but their close battle with Charles and Helen, the group winners, was one of the highlights of the round! Overall four of the ten matches went the distance and judging by the commentaries this round was a lot of fun!

Final Rankings:

  1. Charles Olsen & Helen Watts [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Fabio Assandri & Antonio Brundu [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Ben Rollett & Jonathan Steinegger [W2, L2] 6
  4. Adrian Bubla & Alberta Ragno [W1, L3] 3
  5. Amy Darwin & Robin Barrs [L4]

Match Results:

Adrian Bubla & Alberta Ragno bt Amy Darwin & Robin Barrs (Aug 28) 6-1, 6-1
Ben Rollett & Jonathan Steinegger bt Adrian Bubla & Alberta Ragno (Aug 27) 6-1, 4-6, [10-6]
Fabio Assandri & Antonio Brundu bt Amy Darwin & Robin Barrs (Aug 5) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentCharles Olsen & Helen Watts bt Adrian Bubla & Alberta Ragno (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match. Alberta and Adrian almost pushed us to a third set, but we crossed the line just in time!"  -- Helen

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFabio Assandri & Antonio Brundu bt Ben Rollett & Jonathan Steinegger (Aug 1) 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match with decent rallies and many break points. In the tie break second set we managed to turn over their match point and got to the 3rd set. Thanks again for the game!! All the best guys! "  -- Fabio
Reveal CommentBen Rollett & Jonathan Steinegger bt Amy Darwin & Robin Barrs (Jul 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Robin and Amy, it was lovely to meet you!"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentCharles Olsen & Helen Watts bt Fabio Assandri & Antonio Brundu (Jul 23) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Breve resoconto della partita: Antonio e Fabio sono stati formidabili nel secondo set, ma io e Helen abbiamo lottato e mantenuto la nostra costanza per tutto l'incontro. È stata una bella partita, mi farebbe piacere giocare di nuovo! (Brief story of the match: Antonio and Fabio were formidable in the 2nd set, but Helen and I fought and maintained our consistency throughout. Great game, thank you everyone, and look forward to playing again.) "  -- Charles
Reveal CommentCharles Olsen & Helen Watts bt Ben Rollett & Jonathan Steinegger (Jul 17) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match. Thank you Ben - best wishes in Australia. Thank you Jonny - hope to bump into you at work. Thank you Helen - looking forward to the next match."  -- Charles
Reveal CommentCharles Olsen & Helen Watts bt Amy Darwin & Robin Barrs (Jul 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a very enjoyable match. Next time, I'll be prepared for the lido," -- Charles
Reveal CommentFabio Assandri & Antonio Brundu bt Adrian Bubla & Alberta Ragno (Jul 8) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good first match of the group! Thanks for a fun match with interesting rallies, dodgy lobs on the line and great returns! We will definitely play again!"  -- Fabio

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Oxford archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches for Oxford.

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)