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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
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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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  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
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Collapse AllPaddington Rec Singles - Round 44 | Thursday 3 October 2019 to Wednesday 27 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 October 2019)

A rain-dodging round and not as many games played as there sometimes are but what matches they were! Great commentaries and great tennis. Many thanks for all your efforts and here's to the next one.

Group Summary:

This was the group of The Comeback: Stelios 5-0 and set point down against Robert, but he went on to win; William 2-4, 0-40 down against Dibyendu, but got it back to 5-7 and Rob who also got back against Dibyendu when he was 2-5 down, but lost the tie break. Brilliant stuff! When the last ball was back in the can, Stelios had the most points, so tops the group with Nick just three points behind. Well played guys!

Final Rankings:

  1. Stelios Nikoloudis [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nick Bunstead [W4, L1, UF1] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. Andreas Christophorou 7.1 [W3, L1] 6
  4. Dibyendu Rakshit 8.1 [W3, L3] 6
  5. Robert Barrett 7.2 [W1, L4, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Herve Lagadec 7.2 [W1, L3] 2
  7. William Spence [L5]
  8. Sebastian Torrado withdrawn

Match Results:

Stelios Nikoloudis bt William Spence (Nov 27) 6-1, 6-0
Nick Bunstead v Robert Barrett (Nov 26) 7-5, 4-6 TBC
Andreas Christophorou bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Nov 24) 6-2, 4-0 Dibyendu Rakshit Retired
Nick Bunstead bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Nov 16) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentHerve Lagadec bt Robert Barrett (Nov 16) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "More than 2h30 for a great game, with lots of service games taken from each other. Could have gone either way at the end."  -- Herve
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Nick Bunstead (Nov 14) 6-2, 7-5
Nick Bunstead bt William Spence (Nov 10) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Herve Lagadec (Nov 9) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "2 hours of gruelling hitting with the wall Herve. Doesn't help he is ambidextrous and can play a FH with his left hand! Great match, with Herve always coming back from couple of breaks down to make it so close! Great fun and exhausting!"  -- Dibyendu
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Robert Barrett (Nov 3) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Tactical match under difficult conditions (grippy shiny courts, ball through submission and shade, kids practicing next court and balls flying in the courts). Close encounter! Rob got back from 2-5 and nearly took the 2nd set! Fun game. "  -- Dibyendu

Match of the Group:

Nick Bunstead bt Andreas Christophorou (Oct 30) 7-6 (7-2), 6-0
Nick Bunstead bt Herve Lagadec (Oct 27) 6-0, 6-1
Andreas Christophorou bt Robert Barrett (Oct 27) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt William Spence (Oct 27) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great come back from William in the 2nd set 2-4 0-40 down with good serves and strong FHs. Fun match."  -- Dibyendu
Reveal CommentStelios Nikoloudis bt Robert Barrett (Oct 26) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very nice match! I was down 5-0 and set point but it was a good come back and we had a great battle! Well done Robert!"  -- Stelios
Andreas Christophorou bt William Spence (Oct 21) Walkover
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Herve Lagadec (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentStelios Nikoloudis bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Oct 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice play!"  -- Stelios
Reveal CommentRobert Barrett bt William Spence (Oct 13) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in the rain"  -- Robert

Group Summary:

It is Patrik who will be heading for group 1 next time after a very convincing performance, winning 5 out of 5 and not dropping a set. Holger tied on points but lost their head to head to take runner up. Congratulations to both players in a very committed and busy group.

Final Rankings:

  1. Patrik Jochnick [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Holger Schad [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Euan Barrie 8.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Patrick Killing 7.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rob Godmon [W1, L3] 2
  6. Ariel Zamora Jojot [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Mathieu Colomb withdrawn

Match Results:

Rob Godmon bt Ariel Zamora Jojot (Nov 26) 6-4, 6-4
Patrik Jochnick bt Euan Barrie (Nov 25) 6-2, 6-2
Patrik Jochnick bt Patrick Killing (Nov 22) 6-2, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentEuan Barrie bt Rob Godmon (Nov 22) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game!"  -- Euan
Patrik Jochnick bt Rob Godmon (Nov 21) 6-1, 6-1
Patrik Jochnick bt Ariel Zamora Jojot (Nov 19) 6-2, 6-4
Patrik Jochnick bt Holger Schad (Nov 8) 6-2, 6-2
Holger Schad bt Rob Godmon (Nov 3) 6-1, 6-1
Patrick Killing bt Euan Barrie (Oct 20) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentEuan Barrie bt Ariel Zamora Jojot (Oct 14) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun match despite the rain!"  -- Euan
Holger Schad bt Euan Barrie (Oct 13) 6-1, 6-3
Patrick Killing bt Ariel Zamora Jojot (Oct 13) 6-4, 6-3
Holger Schad bt Ariel Zamora Jojot (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentHolger Schad bt Patrick Killing (Oct 5) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Top tight 2 hour match"  -- Holger

Group Summary:

Sameer continues his fine form, winning his group again and continuing to make his way up the league. A couple of matches had to be left unfinished but even without his bonus points, he had done enough to make it to the top spot. Kaladerhan is runner up. A shame Juan had to leave his only match at one set all v the champ and that Ricardo didn't get going. Hope you can play another time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Sameer Merchant [W3, UF2] 7 WINNER
  2. Kaladerhan Agbontaen [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Julien Mizrachi [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rishi Bordoloi [W1, L1, UF1] 4
  5. Armand Chollet [W1, L2] 3
  6. Juan Francisco Redondo 10.2 [UF1] 1
  7. Jose Luis Garcia Romero withdrawn
  8. Ricardo Gallego Gómez

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKaladerhan Agbontaen bt Armand Chollet (Nov 17) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure playing Armand on a dry day with good weather conditions and lots of long rallies. I look forward to playing him again."  -- Kaladerhan
Reveal CommentRishi Bordoloi v Sameer Merchant (Nov 13) 6-4, 4-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Sameer to serve at 2-4 in the second set!!"  -- Rishi
Sameer Merchant bt Julien Mizrachi (Nov 10) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Sameer Merchant bt Armand Chollet (Oct 29) 6-2, 6-1
Sameer Merchant v Juan Francisco Redondo (Oct 20) 7-5, 4-6 TBC
Reveal CommentKaladerhan Agbontaen bt Rishi Bordoloi (Oct 18) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Rishi to serve at 0-1 TBC"  -- Rishi
Sameer Merchant bt Kaladerhan Agbontaen (Oct 18) 6-2, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRishi Bordoloi bt Julien Mizrachi (Oct 16) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match in trying conditions. Julien and I had some great rallies and look forward to playing again"  -- Rishi
Julien Mizrachi bt Kaladerhan Agbontaen (Oct 10) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentArmand Chollet bt Julien Mizrachi (Oct 6) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice match with Julien ! Court is bit slippery though but nice rallies !"  -- Armand

Group Summary:

Welcome to newcomers Jacopo and Tom this round and well done to Jacopo who was runner up! There was however, no stopping Chris who stormed his way his way to five wins and straight on to the winners podium. Promotion definitely for him next time. Well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Chris Kalavrytinos 8.2 [W5, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jacopo Mosca Toba [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Matt Michel [W1, UF1] 2
  4. Lance Entwistle 9.1 [W1, L2] 2
  5. Charles Swindon 8.2 [L2]
  6. Imaan Gangi [L2]
  7. Jonathan Bunney 8.2 [L2]
  8. Tom Vaughan-Fowler [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChris Kalavrytinos v Matt Michel (Nov 24) 5-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Matt was carrying an injury that didn't allow him to serve, so we had to stop what could have been a very good game. We did make up for it though with an excellent hitting session afterwards despite the wet court and heavy balls ..."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Kalavrytinos bt Charles Swindon (Nov 20) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very close and competitive second set where Charles hit a number of great return winners! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentLance Entwistle bt Charles Swindon (Nov 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult conditions-cold with damp heavy balls on synthetic- but a competitive game with few service breaks."  -- Lance

Match of the Group:

Matt Michel bt Jonathan Bunney (Nov 16) 6-3, 6-2
Chris Kalavrytinos bt Jonathan Bunney (Nov 3) 6-0, 6-2
Chris Kalavrytinos bt Tom Vaughan-Fowler (Oct 30) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentChris Kalavrytinos bt Imaan Gangi (Oct 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Wet and windy conditions didn't help much and certainly affected Imaan's serving..."  -- Chris
Jacopo Mosca Toba bt Lance Entwistle (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-2
Chris Kalavrytinos bt Lance Entwistle (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-3
Jacopo Mosca Toba bt Imaan Gangi (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-2

Group Summary:

After a year or so's break from the league, Diogo has come storming back to win the group with four wins out of four! Congratulations. Overall, the group was slightly on the quiet side and no one got their bonus points but some enjoyable tennis was played. Paolo and Nick tied on points but as Nick's win was a walkover,it is discounted to break the tie and Paolo is runner up. Well played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Diogo Quintas [W4, UF1] 8 WINNER
  2. Paolo Piselli [W1, L1, UF1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Nick Edwards 10.2 [W1, L3, UF1] 4
  4. Andrey Redman [W1, L1] 3
  5. Kate Comer [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  6. Prady Kapoor [UF2] 1
  7. Simon Prockter 9.1 [L2]
  8. William Osborn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKate Comer bt Nick Edwards (Nov 24) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match so far with lots of very long rallies. Kate to serve on resumption."  -- Nick
  • "Great match, friendly, fun and challenging," -- Kate
Kate Comer v Diogo Quintas (Nov 20) 6-4 TBC
Reveal CommentDiogo Quintas bt Nick Edwards (Nov 14) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good to get the match played even though we had to battle the rain"  -- Diogo
Reveal CommentDiogo Quintas bt Andrey Redman (Nov 11) 6-2, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "To be completed. Diogo on serve 0-15"  -- Diogo
Nick Edwards bt Simon Prockter (Nov 10) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDiogo Quintas bt Paolo Piselli (Nov 8) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match with some competitive points "  -- Diogo
Paolo Piselli bt Kate Comer (Oct 30) 6-4, 6-4
Diogo Quintas bt Simon Prockter (Oct 27) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentNick Edwards v Prady Kapoor (Oct 25) 6-0, 4-6, 3-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Nick Serving at 15-15 in the fourth game. "  -- Nick
Paolo Piselli v Prady Kapoor (Oct 22) 6-3 TBC
Reveal CommentAndrey Redman bt Nick Edwards (Oct 20) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with lots of long rallies. I struggled in the first set, but the second set was to-and-fro, a close battle. Thanks Andrey."  -- Nick

Group Summary:

This was a group of improved performances, friendy rematches and weather forecasts: light rain to start with; thunder storms later! Do not be fooled by the score between the champ (Paul) and runner up (Kyriakos) because as the match commentary shows, it was a great match. Lovely generous comments throughout what was clearly a great group to play in. Congrats to the champ and well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul O'mahony 9.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Kyriakos Zavoleas [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Amelia Camarero Witiuk 10.2 [W2, L2] 5
  4. Fragkiskos Mentalias [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Charlotte Seller [W1, L2] 2
  6. Kitty Phillips [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Fadila Hatem [L2]
  8. Shahram Aghlani [L1]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPaul O'mahony bt Kyriakos Zavoleas (Nov 19) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score doesn't begin to tell the story here. The first half of the first set was very close, no breaks of serve and I was sure we were headed for a tie breaker. However I was lucky to be able to start pulling away in the second half and had to work hard to keep the pressure on from there. I can tell from Kyriakos's game that our next meeting will be much closer than tonight and I look forward to that encounter. Thanks Kyriakos, and thanks also for the pronunciation notes on Tsitsipas (the T is not silent, neither is the S) :) Cheers Paul"  -- Paul
  • "As both Paul and I had won all prior matches in this round, this was sort of a "final". Paul's clear win made him the undisputed champion of the group. Reflecting on Paul's comments, we really started in an armwrestling manner, but midway in the first set I sadly lost my concentration while Paul kept his intact. Nevertheless, we found ourselves playing at comparable tennis level - even so with very different styles - and promised to replay soon. Hopefully we will find ourselves competing against one another in the next round(s)," -- Kyriakos
Reveal CommentPaul O'mahony bt Charlotte Seller (Nov 13) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match as usual with Charlotte. Very tight first set particularly with lots of deuce games and just one break of serve in it. We had all the weather though, rain came and went, wind was up at one point. Was just waiting for the thunder and lightning! Thanks for a fun match Charlotte, look forward to our next one :)"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentCharlotte Seller bt Kitty Phillips (Nov 10) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Was great to play Kitty although the weather was freezing cold!!"  -- Charlotte
Reveal CommentPaul O'mahony bt Amelia Camarero Witiuk (Nov 9) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure playing against Amelia. We had a fun match despite damp conditions and heavy balls. Look forward to our next match!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentKyriakos Zavoleas bt Charlotte Seller (Nov 3) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very enjoyable match! Tight score in each set and at most games. I was impressed by the power of Charlotte's serves (which I haven't figured out yet how to return); her serve, as well as a number of other exceptional shots, testify a past of longtime tennis practice; with a little more consistency Charlotte will be unbeatable at most groups of this league. I will be glad to play with you Charlotte, any time. "  -- Kyriakos
Reveal CommentAmelia Camarero Witiuk bt Fragkiskos Mentalias (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It’s very fun playing with Frankiskos. He is very on it and we have a laugh together at our hits and misses. It’s the second time I play against him and noticed how much he has improved in two months and he only has been playing tennis for 6 months! Looking forward to play with him again soon!"  -- Amelia
Paul O'mahony bt Kitty Phillips (Oct 28) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentKyriakos Zavoleas bt Kitty Phillips (Oct 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played in very windy conditions, which made it easy to miss the ball altogether. I figured that playing conservatively - just getting the ball in, was the right strategy to get through. Kitty has a powerful serve and a few shots of great potential, just needs to play more frequently to acquire consistency. Looking forward to playing again soon."  -- Kyriakos
Reveal CommentPaul O'mahony bt Fragkiskos Mentalias (Oct 23) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Frank. First set was much closer than the score suggests, with multiple deuces in many games and many competitive rallies. Light rain at start of match cleared for pleasant conditions later. Thanks Frank, look forward to playing again :) "  -- Paul
Kyriakos Zavoleas bt Fadila Hatem (Oct 20) Walkover
Fragkiskos Mentalias bt Kitty Phillips (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-3
Amelia Camarero Witiuk bt Shahram Aghlani (Oct 19) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentKyriakos Zavoleas bt Fragkiskos Mentalias (Oct 13) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We were lucky the rain had stopped so we could run the match, but we had to adjust to a sport with smushy balls bouncing unpredictably depending on where they hit the ground. But this is London in October, what could we expect? We still had a great time after all. "  -- Kyriakos
Reveal CommentKyriakos Zavoleas bt Amelia Camarero Witiuk (Oct 5) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We played on a clear and dry eveneing at PadRec and it was a lot of fun. There were a few swings in the score, with numerous breaks both ways. Amelia is a formidable and consistent player who beat me in a previous round, so I was glad to win this rematch. I am looking forward to playing again in the future. - Kyriakos "  -- Kyriakos
Reveal CommentPaul O'mahony bt Fadila Hatem (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match played in good conditions. Thanks Fado and good luck with the rest of the round! Look forward to playing you again :)"  -- Paul

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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 matchtiebreak, 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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