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  • We have doubles and singles rounds!
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  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
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Collapse AllOxford Singles - Round 40 | Thursday 18 April 2019 to Wednesday 12 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Borut Rozman 7.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Thierry Mamert 8.2 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mark Bagley 8.2 [W3, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Christopher Lynch [W3, L2] 7
  5. Tom Bonnington 8.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Claudio Ruffmann 9.1 [W2, L3] 4
  7. Peter Watkins [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBorut Rozman bt Claudio Ruffmann (Jun 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I have really enjoyed this match, we played good tennis and the score does not reflect the overall play. Thanks for the match Claudio, really enjoyed playing you and hope to see you on the courts soon."  -- Borut
Reveal CommentTom Bonnington bt Claudio Ruffmann (Jun 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed playing against Claudio. He had an off day but still hit some great shots."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentMark Bagley bt Tom Bonnington (Jun 8) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played in the tailwinds of Storm Miguel. Thanks for the game Tom."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentBorut Rozman bt Tom Bonnington (Jun 4) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult match with Tom, both were struggling a bit since wet conditions, the grip was poor and the ball was slow. Looking for another match with Tom in better conditions."  -- Borut
Reveal CommentMark Bagley bt Christopher Lynch (Jun 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Chris injured his hand but gamely played on. Great to play on grass."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentChristopher Lynch bt Peter Watkins (May 27) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Peter, finished off in style ;-)"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Lynch bt Thierry Mamert (May 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good game with Thierry. We were a bit rushed to get court, but fun nevertheless!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentThierry Mamert bt Mark Bagley (May 19) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "That was not an easy match at all, i had to work hard and stay focused. Thierry."  -- Thierry
Reveal CommentBorut Rozman bt Thierry Mamert (May 18) 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thierry is a fine player, I was struggling a bit in the first set, even fell due to a slippery surface with Thierry taking advantage and taking a set. I recovered in the second set taking it 6-2 and final set 6-1. Was lovely meeting you Thierry and I enjoyed the match. Good luck on remaining matches. Borut"  -- Borut
Reveal CommentClaudio Ruffmann bt Peter Watkins (May 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed playing this match with Peter! There were many close points, particularly at the net, with fast rallies. I made fewer errors and was thus able to gain the edge. Thanks! Claudio "  -- Claudio
Reveal CommentThierry Mamert bt Claudio Ruffmann (May 12) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed playing with Claudio today. He a better player technically than me, specially at the net. I’m a bit surprised and lucky of that victory. Cheers Thierry"  -- Thierry
Reveal CommentMark Bagley bt Peter Watkins (May 11) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Peter had to tie his dog up at the end of the 2nd set ! - which meant I had the break required to take the 3rd set in an otherwise very close match."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentThierry Mamert bt Tom Bonnington (May 10) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tom and me are of the same level. I’ve just been a bit more lucky on that day. In the second set He was 2-0 up and 3-2 up but miss his opportunity to come back. Cheers Thierry"  -- Thierry
Reveal CommentBorut Rozman bt Christopher Lynch (May 6) 3-6, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We started the match on Friday on lovely grass courts in University parks. The rain crept in so we barely finished one set, where Chris took it 3-6, we then continued on Monday bank holiday where the game went my way, got first set 6-3 and then 6-0. Chris is a strong tennis player and I think I was just lucky that Chris didn't feel 100% that day. Good luck Chris in your future matches." Borut
Reveal CommentChristopher Lynch bt Tom Bonnington (May 6) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game with Tom on the grass!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentClaudio Ruffmann bt Mark Bagley (May 5) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another epic match on a day with good conditions to play. Once again there were many decisive points played at the net. I look forward to our next encounter! "  -- Claudio
Reveal CommentThierry Mamert bt Peter Watkins (May 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed playing with Peter. That was not an easy match, long rallies, duces . Peter had few opportunities to win more games and almost come back in the second set when he was 3-4 down. See you for the revenge next week. Cheers Thierry"  -- Thierry
Reveal CommentTom Bonnington bt Peter Watkins (Apr 28) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough game with Peter. He was hitting his backhand well and kept breaking my serve. Just edged through in the end."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentBorut Rozman bt Peter Watkins (Apr 21) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed this match on sunny Sunday morning, Peter was struggling the first set but came back strong in the second while I was struggling but I managed to cross the finish line in the second one at the last moment winning 7:5. Good luck in the next matches to come, Peter!"  -- Borut
Reveal CommentBorut Rozman bt Mark Bagley (Apr 20) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Mark is an unpredictive opponent, good returner and solid player. It was a difficult match, almost went Mark's way, focused at the end of the second set and came through to win it in 3 sets. Good luck on next matches "  -- Borut

Current Rankings:

  1. Sébastien Bourdu 10.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Richard Hadfield [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Oliver Ready [W2, L1] 4
  4. Giulio Campanaro [W1, L1] 2
  5. Steve Carpenter 9.1 [L2] 1
  6. Evangelos Tsiatsios [L2]
  7. Tariq Ali [L1]
  8. Oliver Upstone [L1]

Match Results:

Giulio Campanaro bt Sébastien Bourdu (May 21) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentSébastien Bourdu bt Oliver Ready (May 19) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Oliver has a great forehand and he is an offensive player so he was mostly doing the winners and the errors. He had 3 set points at 5-4 in the second set. Always a pleasure to play with Oliver and looking forward to playing with him again!"  -- Sébastien
Reveal CommentSébastien Bourdu bt Evangelos Tsiatsios (May 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We both very much enjoy this match. The weather was perfect (sunny and 20°C), and we play some beautiful points on grass. The match was much closer than the score might suggest with a lot of deuces."  -- Sébastien
Reveal CommentSébastien Bourdu bt Steve Carpenter (May 11) 5-7, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A long +2.5 hours-match. Steve had 3 match points at 5-4 in the second set! Our matches are usually about the one making a few less mistakes and about getting lucky - which was my turn this time."  -- Sébastien
Reveal CommentSébastien Bourdu bt Richard Hadfield (May 10) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very close first set - Richard was winning 5-4 40-15 but I got lucky enough to come back and win the set. Always a pleasure to play with Richard!"  -- Sébastien
Reveal CommentRichard Hadfield bt Evangelos Tsiatsios (May 6) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun match with a much more competitive second set than first. Lots of epic/long rallies and played with a smile and a laugh at our inevitable mistakes! "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentSébastien Bourdu bt Tariq Ali (May 6) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoying match to play. We had some good rallies but Today I was very consistent."  -- Sébastien
Reveal CommentOliver Ready bt Oliver Upstone (May 4) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Hard-fought but friendly game in very changeable conditions (we had to suspend at 5-5 deuce because of a sudden downpour, though it didn't last long). Look forward to playing Olly again at some point."  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentRichard Hadfield bt Steve Carpenter (Apr 28) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Both of us were nursing injuries and started a little tentatively. Overall, many of our games went to deuce and I managed to edge enough to keep ahead. As always, good to play Steve and I look forward to our next encounter. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentOliver Ready bt Giulio Campanaro (Apr 27) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Blustery conditions and we were in two minds about whether or not to play. In the end, the conditions probably suited my style (ie lack of topspin) better. After the warmup, I was not expecting to win. Giulio hits very classy and often ungettable shots - especially on the backhand - but many of them were dropping just long when the wind was behind him. "  -- Oliver

Current Rankings:

  1. Luis Castello Sola 9.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Charles Olsen [W5, L1] 10
  3. Laura Newland 8.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Phillip Vincent [W2, L3] 6
  5. Helen Watts 9.1 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andrew Tacon 10.2 [L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Neil Abraham 8.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCharles Olsen bt Phillip Vincent (Jun 5) 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed playing Charlie last night but can't believe I threw away several match points! To be continued in daylight... "  -- Phillip
  • "Tough match. Look forward to playing again," -- Charles
Reveal CommentLaura Newland bt Phillip Vincent (May 22) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great hit on a beautiful evening. "  -- Laura
Reveal CommentLaura Newland bt Luis Castello Sola (May 20) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great run around on a glorious evening with some stupendous rallies. Thanks for a great hit Luis! "  -- Laura
Reveal CommentCharles Olsen bt Helen Watts (May 19) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Super game. Both of us went for it; overall, I'd say there were more winners than errors."  -- Charles
Reveal CommentLuis Castello Sola bt Neil Abraham (May 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It's been a big pleasure to meet Neil and play against him. He is coming back from a long serious injury and surgery, and this just happened to be hist first match in years. We had very good rallies and it is obvious that Neil has the shots and the right technique. I just got lucky I played him in his comeback's first match. Congrats Neil, keep going. I wish you well and, most importantly, hope you enjoy playing tennis again."  -- Luis
Reveal CommentCharles Olsen bt Andrew Tacon (May 16) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "After the 1st set, Andrew broke serve immediately in the 2nd, and the set went with serve. Andrew broke serve again at the beginning of the 3rd, held until 4-3, but I managed a comeback thereafter. Phew! Thanks for the game. "  -- Charles
Reveal CommentLuis Castello Sola bt Phillip Vincent (May 16) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I think it would be fair to say both of us were exhausted after the long second set! Looking forward to the third."  -- Phillip
  • "This has been an incredibly tough match. I lost track of how many of our rallies went over 30 shots. Fortunately we postponed the match at one set each because we were both exhausted after the second set. The third set, played today, was very close and the final score doesn't make any justice to Phillip's game. Thanks Phillip for such a great match and looking forward to playing again with you. " Luis
Reveal CommentCharles Olsen bt Laura Newland (May 12) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a very enjoyable afternoon's tennis."  -- Charles
Reveal CommentLuis Castello Sola bt Helen Watts (May 12) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was the 5th time Helen and I were up to play each other in the league and our head-to-head was 2-2. Our last match, some months ago, was epic and Helen completely outplayed me, especially in the third set, hitting winner after winner. I was so much looking forward to this match since Helen has an amazing game and I always have such a great time. This match wasn't an exception and, especially the first set, was very close and of high quality, the rallies were disputed and many could only finish with a winner from either side. The second set started as the previous one but unfortunately for Helen her knee started to bother her and she held back a bit. Excellent tennis, as always with Helen, and hope you do well in your next matches."  -- Luis
Reveal CommentPhillip Vincent bt Andrew Tacon (May 6) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match with some good rallies. Andrew was consistent and got me moving around the court. Talking of courts, the playing surface at Stonesfield is worth the trip out of town."  -- Phillip
Charles Olsen bt Neil Abraham (May 5) Walkover
Reveal CommentLaura Newland bt Helen Watts (May 5) 6-7, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A brilliant, if exhausting battle where every point mattered. Thanks for a great game Helen. "  -- Laura
Reveal CommentHelen Watts bt Andrew Tacon (Apr 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "As always, fun match with Andy. He started to make a come-back in the second set, but thankfully for me, his shots then deserted him so I managed to get the win."  -- Helen
Reveal CommentLuis Castello Sola bt Charles Olsen (Apr 28) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match that could have gone either way. There were plenty of deuces and long rallies. It was a well fought match from start to finish that was decided by slim margins. Overall very enjoyable although I'm glad a third set was not required since the match was very physically demanding. Well done Charlie and I hope we play again in the future"  -- Luis
Reveal CommentPhillip Vincent bt Helen Watts (Apr 28) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match, could've gone either way"  -- Phillip
Reveal CommentLaura Newland bt Andrew Tacon (Apr 28) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Started off cold and ended in blistering heat. A great game in spite of bellowing football coaches nearby."  -- Laura
Reveal CommentLuis Castello Sola bt Andrew Tacon (Apr 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It's been a very enjoyable match played at Botley Park in a lovely morning for tennis. It's always a pleasure playing Andrew. Best of luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Luis

Current Rankings:

  1. James Terry [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew Jones 8.2 [W4, L1] 8
  3. Anna Chamcham [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joshua Brewer [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Harry McAlister [W2, L1] 4
  6. Nick Fahy 9.2 [W1, L4] 3
  7. Jonathan Pye 9.1 [L2]
  8. Andrew Southam

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAnna Chamcham bt Jonathan Pye (Jun 9) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A friendly, enjoyable match with some great rallies. Jonny's high spins are particularly hard to return and the score does not reflect how close the match was. Thanks for a great game Jonny and good luck with the hill walking and half marathon!"  -- Anna
Reveal CommentAndrew Jones bt Nick Fahy (Jun 9) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to play on the grass courts in Summertown. The odd funny bounce here and there but Nick was very pleasant."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentNick Fahy bt Joshua Brewer (Jun 8) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really challenging day for tennis, with strong blustery wind making every shot a novel experience! Ended up being a very enjoyable match, though, with some surprisingly good rallies given the conditions, and could have easily gone either way. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentJames Terry bt Nick Fahy (May 21) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A most enjoyable game, on a lovely sunny evening. Thanks Nick, and good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- James
Reveal CommentAndrew Jones bt Anna Chamcham (May 18) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to play Anna at Florence Park, not too hot, no glaring sun."  -- Andrew
Harry McAlister bt Nick Fahy (May 17) 6-3, 6-3
Harry McAlister bt Anna Chamcham (May 17) 1-6, 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndrew Jones bt Jonathan Pye (May 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was good to see Jonny, play some tennis and talk about Game of Thrones."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentJames Terry bt Harry McAlister (May 15) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Super day for a match, Harry definitely played the better shots, but probably made more unforced errors than me. The second set was much the better with some good long rallies. Overall, it was mostly my determination to keep the rally going rather than the quality of my shots that saw me home."  -- James
Reveal CommentAnna Chamcham bt Nick Fahy (May 12) 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A hard-fought, close match played in a very good spirit. Many long, enjoyable rallies often won by Nick's great shot next to the R-H tramlines. Due to the number of long games, after 2 hours at Florence Park we found a free court at Alexandra Park for the final set which involved a two and a half mile bike ride for Nick mid match - not easy to get back into the rhythm after that. Thanks for a great match and good luck with the remaining matches!"  -- Anna
Reveal CommentJoshua Brewer bt Anna Chamcham (May 5) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was an absolutely epic match, the scene being set in a first game that went to 5 or 6 deuces. The match swung first one way and then the next, with me winning the first set and Anna taking the second set. The score in the final set was not at all indicative of the match, with some long rallies, often ending with frantic dashes to the net to get back drop shots or back peddling to retrieve lobs from the baseline. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable match which was played in a very good spirit. Best of luck to Anna in the rest of her maches."  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentAndrew Jones bt Joshua Brewer (May 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to play even though there had been some rain beforehand, dark clouds looming nearby and the lights not switching on. Had some good rallies - had an enjoyable game!"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentJames Terry bt Anna Chamcham (May 3) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A real topsy turvy contest. Anna played some great tennis in the second set to race to a 5-1 lead, then I managed to come back to 5-5 and we then had an epic game with 10 deuces, which I eventually won. The match really could have gone either way, a most enjoyable and sporting contest!"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Terry bt Andrew Jones (Apr 25) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A most enjoyable match, plenty of good rallies, with Andy making a strong comeback early in the second set with really good line and length. I was pleased to hold out for the win!"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Terry bt Joshua Brewer (Apr 23) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A much closer match than the score would suggest, Josh was very strong at the net, and we had some good long rallies. A most enjoyable match on a lovely warm still evening."  -- James

Current Rankings:

  1. Nic Aliwell [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Fabio Di Donato [W5, L1] 10
  3. Edward Payne [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Wharton 9.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Emilio Lopez Lopez [W1, L3, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Lyn Haslett-Hawkins [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jeremy Leggett [W2, L3, UF1] 5
  8. Lilli Hahn [W1, L5] 4

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Wharton bt Jeremy Leggett (Jun 9) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "After some recent failures (e.g. losing a set to Fabio having been 5-0 up!) I was determined to get back to winning ways. We played on fun-filled grass, and Jeremy had the better of me to start, going up 4-1, but I engaged 'Beast mode' and came back hard. To be fair I had the 'rub of the green' (literally) as the ball often bounced unkindly for Jez, and I went on to win 6-4. It all fell into place for me in the second set, and I raced to a 5-0 lead. But then Jeremy got one back, and the demons set in, and for a moment I thought it was all going to go pear-shaped again. But I channeled my inner Nadal, refocused, and pulled through. But it was, as ever, closer than it looks! Looking forward to the rematch. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentFabio Di Donato bt Paul Wharton (Jun 8) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Super long rallies! Unfortunately we had to interrupt the match on second set (5-4 to me, 30 all) as all floodlights went off at 10pm and there was no way to continue. Hopefully we will manage to finish the match soon."  -- Fabio
Reveal CommentNic Aliwell bt Lilli Hahn (Jun 2) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some high quality rallies at various points. Friendly game."  -- Nic
Reveal CommentFabio Di Donato bt Lyn Haslett-Hawkins (Jun 1) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match during the first real summery day of this year. I was lucky enough with keeping my consistency by managing to close the match in two games. I look forward to playing Lynn again soon. Good luck with your next matches!"  -- Fabio
Reveal CommentFabio Di Donato bt Lilli Hahn (May 30) 6-4, 5-7, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "It has been a very hard-fought game. Quite a strong consistency from both Lilli and myself and some beautiful shots. Especially the second set has been very tight and close very plenty of deuces and long rallies. Good luck Lilli with the rest of your matches and see you soon!"  -- Fabio
Reveal CommentPaul Wharton bt Lilli Hahn (May 27) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very pleasant day on the grass courts in University Parks. Lilli played some sweet shots in the warm-up, which got me a bit worried, but she didn't have the best of matches and it ended up being pretty one-sided. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentLilli Hahn bt Lyn Haslett-Hawkins (May 26) 7-5, 5-7, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match that could have gone either way with many hard fought points. Had to play the third set as a tiebreak, as it started raining. In the tie break, Lyn was up 8:5, but I somehow managed to turn things around. Thanks for the enjoyable match Lyn! "  -- Lilli
Reveal CommentFabio Di Donato bt Jeremy Leggett (May 25) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match on a beautifully summer day."  -- Fabio
Nic Aliwell bt Emilio Lopez Lopez (May 23) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentNic Aliwell bt Fabio Di Donato (May 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some good long rallies and a friendly match"  -- Nic
Reveal CommentLyn Haslett-Hawkins bt Paul Wharton (May 15) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Paul on a very hot afternoon. It was very close especially the last game of the third set where he saved 6 match points! Paul gets everywhere on the court and is very quick, never gives up, and is a very pleasant opponent."  -- Lyn
Reveal CommentEdward Payne bt Lyn Haslett-Hawkins (May 14) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and close match. Luckily I don’t have to use the sun as an excuse, in the end."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentNic Aliwell bt Paul Wharton (May 13) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This match had some great rallies and was much closer than the score suggests."  -- Nic
Reveal CommentJeremy Leggett bt Lyn Haslett-Hawkins (May 12) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match in the sun with lots of hard fought points "  -- Jeremy
Fabio Di Donato bt Emilio Lopez Lopez (May 12) 7-6, 7-6
Emilio Lopez Lopez v Jeremy Leggett (May 11) 4-6, 6-2, 0-1 TBC
Nic Aliwell bt Lyn Haslett-Hawkins (May 11) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentEdward Payne bt Paul Wharton (May 5) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very close match with some great rallies. I was faster out of the blocks and led 5-2 in the first set, however Paul fought back, saving about 4 set points, until I eventually managed to edge out the set. In the second set, both of us struggled with difficult conditions (by which I mean, distracting acrobatics in the park), however I managed to see it out. This was revenge after Paul beat me in straight sets in January!"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentNic Aliwell bt Jeremy Leggett (May 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good rallies when we got going. A crunch time mid 2nd set. Good work out for both players."  -- Nic
Reveal CommentEdward Payne bt Emilio Lopez Lopez (Apr 28) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very exciting match with Emilio! Every set was very close and was decided by a couple of points. Emilio dominated the first half of the match, before I came back into it. In the final set, Emilio led 3-0 before I managed to turn things around. Looking forward to another game with Emilio soon." Edward
Emilio Lopez Lopez bt Lilli Hahn (Apr 27) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentJeremy Leggett bt Lilli Hahn (Apr 19) 6-2, 5-7, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable and hard fought match in glorious sunshine. Second set was very close indeed."  -- Jeremy

Current Rankings:

  1. Nick Suffolk [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Arnold Busmic [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mark King [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Fiona Fanthome [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alisher Kamaldzanov 10.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Paul Morris [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Alejandro Rubio Diaz [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Annabel Lloyd 9.2 [W1, L4] 4

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAnnabel Lloyd bt Paul Morris (Jun 11) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Paul and I had already started this match last Wednesday 5th June on grass but had been rained off after I'd won the first set 7-5 and was leading 3-2 in the second. On our resumption today Paul retired at 3-5 - not liking the wet grass - but the computer won't let me record that! It has been a pleasure to play him as we are evenly matched. Annabel"  -- Annabel
Reveal CommentNick Suffolk bt Mark King (Jun 8) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A frustrating game for us both in very gusty conditions at Jordan Hill - numerous unforced errors and very few service holds. Nevertheless, great to meet Mark and look forward to playing again in the future. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentNick Suffolk bt Fiona Fanthome (Jun 6) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Our two distinctly different styles of tennis meant for a really enjoyable and challenging match in Florence Park. Thanks Fiona, great to meet you and hope to play again soon."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentAlejandro Rubio Diaz bt Annabel Lloyd (Jun 2) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Annabel is a very tough opponent with a stylish tennis. It was a 2.5hrs match full of good rallies, close shots and fun. Hopefully playing again with you soon, Annabel."  -- Alejandro
Reveal CommentNick Suffolk bt Paul Morris (Jun 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game on grass at Christ Church courts. Tricky serving conditions in the glaring midday sun. Thanks Paul, and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentPaul Morris bt Mark King (May 28) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tight match match played out under the Florence Park floodlights that we just managed to complete before the weather turned. The final set was played out with one end of the court facing trees in which a murder of crows were wisely but noisily taking shelter from the ominous darkening sky and increasingly windy conditions. I was pleased to finish this one before the rain started, and even happier to serve it out facing the opposite direction! Thanks for the match Mark and good luck with the rest of the league!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentNick Suffolk bt Annabel Lloyd (May 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable and good spirited match on grass on a breezy Sunday morning in Summertown. Thanks for the game Annabel and good luck in your remaining matches. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentMark King bt Annabel Lloyd (May 20) 7-5, 4-6, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Another tough competitive match and for me a nervy battle from the off with both of us playing some good stuff at times and getting frustrated at other times! I was chasing the scoreboard at 2-5 in the 1st 2 sets and managed to claw back the 1st set but wasn't able to repeat that feat despite savings numerous set points in the 2nd, Annabel deservedly won that set and then given all the long games with many deuces we only had time left for the championship tie break. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentArnold Busmic bt Mark King (May 16) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in very enjoyable weather conditions. Thank you and good luck with the rest of the games! "  -- Arnold
Reveal CommentArnold Busmic bt Alejandro Rubio Diaz (May 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good rallies with a lot of deuce's... Many thanks for the game and best of luck! "  -- Arnold
Reveal CommentNick Suffolk bt Alejandro Rubio Diaz (May 12) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A perfect morning for tennis, very friendly game which was much closer than the score line suggests. Thanks for the game and good luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentPaul Morris bt Fiona Fanthome (May 12) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close and draining match played out in the May sunshine. It was close throughout with breaks of serve at a premium and many entertaining rallies. Thanks Fiona, and best of luck with your other matches!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentAlisher Kamaldzanov bt Fiona Fanthome (May 11) 7-6 (7-3), 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was very good match at the perfect location as it was 5 min away from my house. We have played 2.5 hours of competitive tennis with very good rallies. Fiona is a strong opponent and she's got very good forehand and stamina for playing long competitive games. Thanks for the game Fiona."  -- Alisher
Reveal CommentArnold Busmic bt Paul Morris (May 10) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The match was much closer than the score says... lot of deuce‘s between us, but with a bit of luck majority went my way. Very unlucky for Paul! Thanks for the game and good luck!!"  -- Arnold
Reveal CommentFiona Fanthome bt Annabel Lloyd (May 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Annabel is a very gracious player and her returns and placement are very good. Thankyou for the match Annabel, it was lovely to see you again. "  -- Fiona
Reveal CommentArnold Busmic bt Nick Suffolk (May 7) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with a friendly opponent. In the second set, I was up 4-1 and Nick managed to fight back, but luckily I pulled my self together to secure a win. Many thanks for the game and good luck! "  -- Arnold
Reveal CommentArnold Busmic bt Alisher Kamaldzanov (May 6) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with a lot of deuce’s. Thank you and good luck! "  -- Arnold
Reveal CommentMark King bt Fiona Fanthome (May 6) 3-6, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another tough match. Fiona has a wicked cross court forehand which meant I couldn't play anything short on that side. Had to go for length and that inevitably brought errors with it but it was a good competitive match"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentFiona Fanthome bt Arnold Busmic (May 4) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "We battled through the British weather of rain, wind, and sunshine on a unseasonably cold Saturday afternoon for 140 minutes. Arnold is a very fair player and has a good tennis game. We were evenly matched in the first set and he just outclassed me in the second set. The third set, I managed to fight back and even out the scoring. We finally reached tie-break in the third set, where I think it was my luck that Arnold's return went into the net. Thankyou for the good game played in such good spirits Arnold! All the best for the remaining matches. "  -- Fiona
Reveal CommentAlisher Kamaldzanov bt Paul Morris (May 4) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match on the windy day. Thanks for the game Paul."  -- Alisher
Reveal CommentMark King bt Alisher Kamaldzanov (Apr 28) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "An epic 100 minute 33 game dual in tricky blustery conditions against a wily dogged opponent! Every time I had a game or set point, Alisher upped his game and made it very hard! In the end we were only separated by 3 points!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark King bt Alejandro Rubio Diaz (Apr 25) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close match with only 2 breaks of serve apiece! Alejandro took a few games to get going but from then on was a tough opponent! I'm sure he'll do well in the round. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentNick Suffolk bt Alisher Kamaldzanov (Apr 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match in perfect conditions in Hinksey Park, thanks for the game Ali."  -- Nick

Current Rankings:

  1. Jon Bennett [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Flora Mcmeeking 10.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mohamed Salem Safa 9.2 [W4, L1] 8
  4. Sam Brind 10.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Louise Morcom [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Philip Sanders [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMohamed Salem Safa bt Philip Sanders (Jun 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "After delaying the game for one hour the rain finally came to stop. Philip making a lot of errors on his serve and I had so many lucky winners on my return even Philip was a surprise. The game came quickly to two sets to me before the rain started. "  -- Mohamed Salem
Reveal CommentMohamed Salem Safa bt Louise Morcom (Jun 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The weather was sunny but strong gusty winds. I managed to rush Louise to complete the match into two sets because I was in the rush to watch the semi-final. Sorry, Louise."  -- Mohamed Salem
Reveal CommentLouise Morcom bt Philip Sanders (Jun 5) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a good match Philip, there were a couple of games in the first set when I really had to hang on and fight to get the points on the board with Philip playing some excellent serves. "  -- Louise
Reveal CommentJon Bennett bt Philip Sanders (May 31) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A quiet morning and a pleasant post-match chat. Thanks, Philip. "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentFlora Mcmeeking bt Philip Sanders (May 28) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match with Philip at Florence Park. It started off a bit grey but then the sun came out."  -- Flora
Reveal CommentSam Brind bt Philip Sanders (May 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match that was closer than the scoreline suggests."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentMohamed Salem Safa bt Sam Brind (May 19) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The weather was good. Calm and not too hot. Sam played well from the last time we met. He served has improved. The first set was crucial I want to have the advantage for the second set. Sam started to make errors on the second set and lucky for me. Thank you for the game, Sam."  -- Mohamed Salem
Reveal CommentMohamed Salem Safa bt Flora Mcmeeking (May 12) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Flora was the hardest person I had to play this year. I think 18 out of 26 games went to deuces. She just would not gives up. If she had put up one extra gear than I would have given in. Thank you Flora."  -- Mohamed Salem
Reveal CommentSam Brind bt Louise Morcom (May 11) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The match kept getting closer as it went on, with Louise hitting some excellent returns in the second set."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentJon Bennett bt Sam Brind (May 5) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score doesn't reflect the closeness of the match. We went to deuce on many games. Great game!"  -- Jon
Reveal CommentFlora Mcmeeking bt Louise Morcom (May 4) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun match with Louise, played in gusty winds outdoors at David Lloyd. Contrary to what the score suggests, the second set was in fact the more competitive of the two, with several games going to multiple deuces. Louise has a strong forehand and many of her shots caught me napping at the baseline. Thanks for an enjoyable contest Louise and great to meet you!"  -- Flora
Reveal CommentJon Bennett bt Mohamed Salem Safa (May 4) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy!"  -- Jon
Reveal CommentJon Bennett bt Louise Morcom (Apr 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful day ! We wished it had been longer...."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentFlora Mcmeeking bt Sam Brind (Apr 22) 2-6, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match with Sam played under baking sun in North Oxford. By the end it felt like the winner would be the one who didn't collapse with heatstroke first. After losing the first set I realised I was going to have to be very disciplined and go back to basics with my number one priority being just to keep getting the ball back over the net. This seemed to work all right so I just kept on going. It was a slog though - Sam gets to every ball and we had plenty of games with multiple deuces. He was very hard to beat."  -- Flora
Reveal CommentJon Bennett bt Flora Mcmeeking (Apr 19) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First match played in months. And under a baking sun. Lovely afternoon."  -- Jon

Current Rankings:

  1. Alanzo Blackstock 10.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Federico Antonio Melillo 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Noah Mesfin [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Diego Vargas [W2, L2] 6
  5. Sergio Segovia Rodriguez [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jamal Ali [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Michelle Ashworth

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlanzo Blackstock bt Jamal Ali (Jun 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This is the second time I have played Jamal and it was certainly an enjoyable game again. Jamal has a good first serve which can be hard to play. We did have a few good rallies also. Thanks for the game Jamal. "  -- Alanzo
Reveal CommentAlanzo Blackstock bt Diego Vargas (May 31) 7-6 (7-0), 4-6, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "Almost 4 hours of tennis played with lots of rally’s. Diego is a tough opponent: he gets every ball back. A thoroughly enjoyable game. "  -- Alanzo
Reveal CommentDiego Vargas bt Sergio Segovia Rodriguez (May 24) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A wonderful Friday afternoon in Oxford to be out on court playing tennis! It was another very competitive mach. Sergio's first serve is an absolute 'bullet', always and ace every time he got it in the box. We battle challenging long rallies and it was a very enjoyable match. Gracias Sergio "  -- Diego
Reveal CommentDiego Vargas bt Noah Mesfin (May 15) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match with Noah on a wonderful sunny morning in Oxford. We both pushed the level of our game on the second set when Noah came back quite strong; at this point he got going with his very strong first serve and almost took the set. We played some amazing rallies all the way to the very last point! Ultimately, I came top, but it could had easily gone his way too. Thanks again."  -- Diego
Reveal CommentFederico Antonio Melillo bt Diego Vargas (May 12) 7-5, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very long match, more than two and a half hours of nice tennis. Truly thrilling shots under a beautiful spring sun. Diego was a very tough opponent to beat, and managed to put me in trouble in every set. His backspin is better than mine, in the long run my consistency in the service has rewarded me. Thank you very much for this enjoyable Sunday begin."  -- Federico Antonio
Reveal CommentSergio Segovia Rodriguez bt Alanzo Blackstock (May 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed to play against Alanzo, match with alternatives, I consider this match closed than the result says, and I would like to play against him again"  -- Sergio
Reveal CommentAlanzo Blackstock bt Federico Antonio Melillo (May 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really tough and enjoyable game with Frederico. There were a fair few deuces to contend with and a lot of rallys that sapped the energy. It was definitely a much closer game than the score suggests. Would really like to play Frederico again. "  -- Alanzo
Reveal CommentAlanzo Blackstock bt Noah Mesfin (May 4) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "A good enjoyable match. We were similar standard but Noah had a stronger serve. "  -- Alanzo
Reveal CommentNoah Mesfin bt Sergio Segovia Rodriguez (May 3) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get this match played. Sergio's got some sweet strokes and fast serves which made the match very competitive and very fun! "  -- Noah
Reveal CommentFederico Antonio Melillo bt Jamal Ali (Apr 29) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Jamal is a great challenger. The match took place with a very nice weather, in Botley Park. In the first set there was a lot of battle, with challenging shots. Not many deuce but with many moments that put a strain on our personal mood. In the second set there were many mistakes on both sides. A pleasure to play with him."  -- Federico Antonio
Reveal CommentNoah Mesfin bt Jamal Ali (Apr 24) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match! Jamal is an extremely tricky opponent to play; there were many tense rallies and points, and a great variety of shots played. Thoroughly enjoyable!"  -- Noah
Sergio Segovia Rodriguez bt Jamal Ali (Apr 21) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentFederico Antonio Melillo bt Noah Mesfin (Apr 19) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Over two and a half hours of pure adrenaline and challenge. Beautiful match, two correct and daring challengers who met in friendship. Noah allowed me to exercise my lob and at the same time concentration, consistency, durability. It was really interesting to measure myself with him. Many points played with deuce. Many other points played with really nice and important shots. It was a pleasure."  -- Federico Antonio
Reveal CommentFederico Antonio Melillo bt Sergio Segovia Rodriguez (Apr 18) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "A really nice match. Sergio is a player with good technique and my race was often not enough to avoid the many deuce who have been there. The game was balanced, I won with a marginal gap and it took place in a friendly but at the same time challenging climate. We definitely had a great time."  -- Federico Antonio

Results

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Collapse AllOxford Doubles - Round 9 | Thursday 14 March 2019 to Wednesday 22 May 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 17 April 2019)

A bit of mixed turnout in this round with some pairs playing nearly every match and others unfortunately not making it off the start line. We know it can sometimes be tricky to get doubles arranged so do get in touch if you need any help in the future. Here's to more tennis next time!

Group Summary:

Eloise & Hayyu hardly put a foot wrong on their first appearance in the doubles league, playing and winning three matches without dropping a set to become the undisputed new champs. Theodoros & Stanley and Fabio & Kate both got a win on the board to give themselves a chance of second. Crucially however, Theodoros & Stanley beat their runner up rivals in a "tight, sweaty game" and this sees them claim the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Eloise Hamilton & Hayyu Imanda [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Theodoros Keravnou-Flatman & Stanley Mackrell [W1, L1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Fabio Assandri & Kate Hood [W1, L2] 2
  4. Stefano Bucher & Fabio Di Donato [L2] 1
  5. Kiran Sahota & Neil Scarborough

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEloise Hamilton & Hayyu Imanda bt Theodoros Keravnou-Flatman & Stanley Mackrell (Apr 25) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight first set with some hard-fought games; we had momentum on our side for the second. Theo and Stanley are a great pair -- quick reflexes, good court coverage, and very friendly to top it off. Thanks for the match!"  -- Eloise
Reveal CommentTheodoros Keravnou-Flatman & Stanley Mackrell bt Fabio Assandri & Kate Hood (Apr 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "On a day more suited to the Sahara, with a pinna colada or whatever you'd rather. A tight, sweaty game was fought out. Many close games and on another day could have gone the other way. Very sporting opponents. Many thanks. Theo"  -- Theodoros
Reveal CommentEloise Hamilton & Hayyu Imanda bt Stefano Bucher & Fabio Di Donato (Apr 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match played in good spirits -- thanks! "  -- Eloise
Reveal CommentEloise Hamilton & Hayyu Imanda bt Fabio Assandri & Kate Hood (Apr 16) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fabio and Kate's quick reflexes and well-placed shots (too many landing on the lines to count!) made it a tough match for us to close off. We had a great time playing our first doubles match in the league -- thank you!" Eloise

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFabio Assandri & Kate Hood bt Stefano Bucher & Fabio Di Donato (Mar 23) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A brilliant first match - hard fought and great tennis, but also really friendly and fun. Well done and thank you to all."  -- Kate

Group Summary:

Unfortunately not all the pairs in group two made it off the start line which reduced the number of matches played. Nevertheless, Vivian & Jo made the most of their time on court recording strong wins in both of their matches to top the podium. Amy & Robin defeated Diego & Tanya in a "deuce heavy contest" to finish in second.

Final Rankings:

  1. Vivian Addy & Jo Hartley [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Amy Darwin & Robin Barrs [W1, L1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Diego Vargas & Tanya Vargas [L2]
  4. Christopher Heap & Stuart Midgley
  5. Samuel Lamb & Oliver Saxton

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVivian Addy & Jo Hartley bt Amy Darwin & Robin Barrs (May 14) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We had some excellent, competitive cross court ralleys. "  -- Vivian

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAmy Darwin & Robin Barrs bt Diego Vargas & Tanya Vargas (May 7) 7-6, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Great game and so close. Much fun all round in a deuce heavy contest!"  -- Robin
Reveal CommentVivian Addy & Jo Hartley bt Diego Vargas & Tanya Vargas (Mar 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful morning for tennis. Match played in a great spirit. Very friendly opposition"  -- Vivian

Results

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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) 

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