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Collapse AllPaddington Rec Singles - Round 32 | Thursday 16 March 2017 to Wednesday 10 May 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 April 2017)

An excellent round in Paddington with just under 70% of matches played, so thanks for all your efforts as we know it can be difficult to get onto the courts. Congratulations to the new group champions and we hope you can all join us next time for more tennis in the summer months!

Group Summary:

Andreas' A game proved too much for his opponents in this round as he takes pole position with six straight wins, and this might have been a full house had his unfinished match with Rick been completed. Rodney, Vivek and Robert all put Andreas' title winning credentials to the test by forcing deciding sets in their head to heads but they didn't quite have the extra gear to prevail. Vivek also had an excellent round to finish as the runner up. Thanks to everyone for their top commitment in getting on the court for every match!

Final Rankings:

  1. Andreas Christophorou 8.1 [W6, UF1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Vivek Bisht 8.1 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Rick Burney 8.1 [W4, L2, UF1] 10
  4. Dibyendu Rakshit 8.2 [W4, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Robert Barrett 7.2 [W4, L3] 10
  6. Robert Robinson [W3, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Rodney Nelson-Jones 8.1 [W1, L6] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Mike Douglas 8.1 [L7]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobert Barrett bt Rodney Nelson-Jones (May 10) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than the score suggests; many deuce games, Rodney is bowing out after many years in the top division having successfully beaten all the top guys at one point or another with his crafty play. Thanks for another great contest and best of luck in your next tennis chapter. "  -- Robert
Andreas Christophorou bt Mike Douglas (May 9) 6-3, 6-1
Rodney Nelson-Jones bt Mike Douglas (May 8) 4-3 Mike Douglas Retired
Robert Barrett bt Mike Douglas (May 7) 6-2, 6-2
Dibyendu Rakshit bt Robert Robinson (May 7) 6-3, 6-1
Robert Robinson bt Rick Burney (May 7) 6-3, 6-3
Vivek Bisht bt Mike Douglas (May 6) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Mike Douglas (May 5) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy!"  -- Dibyendu
Dibyendu Rakshit bt Robert Barrett (May 1) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentVivek Bisht bt Rick Burney (May 1) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a tough battle with Rick "  -- Vivek
Robert Robinson bt Mike Douglas (Apr 30) 6-2, 6-2
Vivek Bisht bt Robert Robinson (Apr 29) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
Andreas Christophorou bt Robert Barrett (Apr 28) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4
Rick Burney bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Apr 28) 6-3, 6-3
Robert Barrett bt Vivek Bisht (Apr 23) 6-2, 6-4
Rick Burney bt Rodney Nelson-Jones (Apr 21) 6-3, 6-1
Rick Burney bt Mike Douglas (Apr 20) 6-1, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Rodney Nelson-Jones (Apr 16) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Always a very tactical game with Rodney. Great game. Nothing in it. "  -- Andreas
Andreas Christophorou bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Apr 12) 6-4, 6-1
Vivek Bisht bt Rodney Nelson-Jones (Apr 10) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Vivek Bisht (Apr 9) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great games as always with Vivek on the hottest day of the year so far!"  -- Andreas
Andreas Christophorou v Rick Burney (Apr 5) 6-1, 3-6, 1-1 TBC
Dibyendu Rakshit bt Rodney Nelson-Jones (Apr 2) 6-1, 6-2
Rick Burney bt Robert Barrett (Apr 1) 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4
Robert Robinson bt Rodney Nelson-Jones (Mar 31) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Robert Robinson (Mar 30) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another classic with Rob. Our matches always involve a slugfest and injury. This was no exception. Lots of fun though," -- Andreas
Reveal CommentVivek Bisht bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Mar 28) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Windy!"  -- Dibyendu
Robert Barrett bt Robert Robinson (Mar 25) 6-3, 6-2

Group Summary:

Stelios' super show of tennis saw him storm to the top of the table with a 100% record on what was a very impressive debut. Former champ Vikranth gave it his best shot to keep up with Stelios with a superb six wins to his name, but he has to settle for second place this time as Stelios powered to victory in their head to head. Kudos to Chris, who joined Stelios and Vikranth in playing all of his matches and bagging bonus points.

Final Rankings:

  1. Stelios Nikoloudis [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Vikranth Audi 8.2 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Kalavrytinos 9.2 [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ali Qassim 8.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Laurent Frisch 10.1 [W1, L4] 3
  6. Jack Hands [W1, L2] 2
  7. Vishnu Sivakumar 10.2 [L4]
  8. Matthew Mayer [L3]

Match Results:

Stelios Nikoloudis bt Vishnu Sivakumar (May 10) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVikranth Audi bt Chris Kalavrytinos (May 7) 0-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "It is a remarkable feature of our sport's scoring that a player can win fewer games in total and yet, go on to win the match. At the end of 2 hours and 20 minutes of tennis, I won 13 to Chris' 16. Yet, I came out winner; but only JUST Perfect conditions on synthetic grass. Set 1 was an utter wipe out, where I struggled to put racket on Chris' serve. Chris attacked my backhand repeatedly and closed out points at the net. I was convincingly bageled! I started the 2nd set better and we both held serve till 4-3*, when three consecutive breaks of serve gave me the set 6-4. In the 3rd set, we both served for the match (me at 5-3 & him at 6-5). In the end, at 6-3 in the tiebreak, Chris' forehand went long & an absorbing match had ended! "  -- Vikranth
Ali Qassim bt Chris Kalavrytinos (May 6) 6-2, 6-4
Vikranth Audi bt Jack Hands (May 6) Walkover
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Laurent Frisch (May 1) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentChris Kalavrytinos bt Matthew Mayer (Apr 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Score is a bit deceptive, a match with many close games, deuces and good rallies. We stayed on and played an even more enjoyable third set - a pity we had to leave the court before finishing it! "  -- Chris
Laurent Frisch bt Vishnu Sivakumar (Apr 26) 6-2, 6-3
Vikranth Audi bt Laurent Frisch (Apr 21) 6-2, 6-3
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Matthew Mayer (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-0
Ali Qassim bt Laurent Frisch (Apr 12) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
Chris Kalavrytinos bt Vishnu Sivakumar (Apr 9) 6-3, 6-2
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Ali Qassim (Apr 9) 7-5, 6-0
Jack Hands bt Chris Kalavrytinos (Apr 8) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Vikranth Audi (Apr 8) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentVikranth Audi bt Ali Qassim (Apr 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Intense two sets of tennis. Very competitive (not reflected adequately in the score line). The last points of both sets were 25+ shot rallies!"  -- Vikranth
Vikranth Audi bt Vishnu Sivakumar (Mar 31) 6-0, 6-2
Chris Kalavrytinos bt Laurent Frisch (Mar 29) 6-1, 6-3
Vikranth Audi bt Matthew Mayer (Mar 26) 6-1, 6-1
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Chris Kalavrytinos (Mar 24) 6-3, 6-2
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Jack Hands (Mar 17) 6-2, 6-3

Group Summary:

A number of three setters thrillers, and bonus points aplenty in a competitive group three. Stephen secures wins in six of his encounters to cross the line in first and earn a worthy promotion. Well done to Ashwin too, who not only completed all of his matches and was the only player to do so, but also finishes with a full hand of wins to take second place.

Final Rankings:

  1. Stephen Leeke 9.2 [W6, UF1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ashwin Rajashekhar 10.1 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Bjorn Breytenbach 10.1 [W4, L1, UF1] 9
  4. Marcus Lenzen 10.2 [W3, L2, UF2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tanmay Chetan 9.1 [W3, L3] 7
  6. Charles Swindon 9.1 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. John Kelly 8.2 [L6] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Michael Bancroft [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMarcus Lenzen bt Charles Swindon (May 9) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Marcus to serve, will try to finish on Tuesday"  -- Marcus
Reveal CommentBjorn Breytenbach v Marcus Lenzen (May 8) 4-6, 6-1, 2-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Quite a battle, fun rallies!"  -- Bjorn
Reveal CommentBjorn Breytenbach bt John Kelly (May 7) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "John to serve"  -- Bjorn
Bjorn Breytenbach bt Ashwin Rajashekhar (May 7) 6-2, 6-0
Stephen Leeke bt Michael Bancroft (May 4) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Bjorn Breytenbach bt Tanmay Chetan (May 2) 6-1, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-1)
Tanmay Chetan bt Marcus Lenzen (Apr 29) 6-2, 6-3
Stephen Leeke bt Tanmay Chetan (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-4
Stephen Leeke bt John Kelly (Apr 16) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt John Kelly (Apr 15) 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tbc..."  -- Tanmay
Ashwin Rajashekhar bt John Kelly (Apr 10) 6-3, 6-2
Marcus Lenzen v Stephen Leeke (Apr 9) 4-4 TBC
Ashwin Rajashekhar bt Tanmay Chetan (Apr 9) 6-3, 6-0
Ashwin Rajashekhar bt Marcus Lenzen (Apr 8) 6-3, 6-3
Stephen Leeke bt Bjorn Breytenbach (Apr 8) 6-1, 6-3
Stephen Leeke bt Charles Swindon (Apr 6) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentMarcus Lenzen bt John Kelly (Apr 2) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, in spite of some interruptions (kids throwing plastic bottles onto the court)."  -- Marcus
Stephen Leeke bt Ashwin Rajashekhar (Apr 1) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentMarcus Lenzen bt Michael Bancroft (Mar 27) 7-6 (7-4) Michael Bancroft Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Obviously a tight match, Mike unfortunately had to retire with an injury after the first set. Conditions were nice, although we wished Paddington Rec would turn the lights on a bit sooner (they only came on at 7:20pm)."  -- Marcus
Reveal CommentBjorn Breytenbach bt Michael Bancroft (Mar 25) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match, good battle!"  -- Bjorn
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Charles Swindon (Mar 25) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Close game!"  -- Tanmay
Ashwin Rajashekhar bt Charles Swindon (Mar 23) 6-1, 6-3
Charles Swindon bt John Kelly (Mar 20) 6-3, 0-6, 6-1
Ashwin Rajashekhar bt Michael Bancroft (Mar 17) 6-3, 7-5

Group Summary:

Vipul's rise up the ladder continues, as he backs up his group 6 win in his previous appearance with another title winning display this time. Jonathan takes the bragging rights for beating the champ, now what might have happened had he made it onto the court a few more times? Well done to Alex too for clinching second thanks to two commanding victories.

Final Rankings:

  1. Vipul Kabra 10.2 [W4, L1] 9 WINNER
  2. Alex Mavis [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Patrick Clancy [W1, L2] 3
  4. Anant Prasad 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Jonathan Selvadoray [W1] 2
  6. Daniel Tasker [L4]
  7. Sachin Premnath withdrawn

Match Results:

Patrick Clancy bt Daniel Tasker (May 10) Walkover
Vipul Kabra bt Alex Mavis (May 9) 6-1, 6-3
Jonathan Selvadoray bt Vipul Kabra (Apr 28) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentAnant Prasad bt Daniel Tasker (Apr 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Avant won very easily. Game played in a good spirit in spite of the lack of competition. It's clear I'm in too high a league. Help!"  -- Daniel
Vipul Kabra bt Daniel Tasker (Apr 18) 6-1, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Vipul Kabra bt Patrick Clancy (Apr 11) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentAlex Mavis bt Daniel Tasker (Apr 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tough, hard fought match, won by the better player. The score reflected the difference in quality quite accurately. Played in a good spirit."  -- Daniel
Vipul Kabra bt Anant Prasad (Apr 1) 6-2, 6-4
Alex Mavis bt Patrick Clancy (Mar 21) 6-2, 6-4

Group Summary:

Minsoo and Alastair both finished three wins to the good to put themselves in the hunt for top spot. Minsoo also added good scheduling to his game to earn his bonus points and this leapfrogged him above Alastair into the lead. A special mention to Tracey too, who made it onto court for all of her matches with a number of these epic encouters - great stuff!

Final Rankings:

  1. Minsoo Kim 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alastair Noble [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. George Constantinides 9.2 [W2, L3] 5
  4. Tracey Lee-Lewis [L5, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Robert Sanders 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  6. Owen Fuld [W1, L1] 3
  7. Fabio De Rosa [W1, L2, UF1] withdrawn 3

Match Results:

Alastair Noble bt George Constantinides (May 10) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentOwen Fuld bt Tracey Lee-Lewis (May 8) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match!"  -- Owen
Fabio De Rosa bt Robert Sanders (Apr 29) Walkover
Alastair Noble bt Fabio De Rosa (Apr 23) 6-2, 6-1
George Constantinides bt Owen Fuld (Apr 23) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
Robert Sanders bt Tracey Lee-Lewis (Apr 17) 6-2, 6-0
Robert Sanders bt George Constantinides (Apr 14) 6-1, 6-3
Minsoo Kim bt George Constantinides (Apr 12) 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)
Minsoo Kim bt Fabio De Rosa (Apr 5) 0-6, 6-3, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGeorge Constantinides bt Tracey Lee-Lewis (Apr 2) 5-7, 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game."  -- George
Reveal CommentMinsoo Kim bt Tracey Lee-Lewis (Apr 1) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A good number of deuces"  -- Minsoo
Reveal CommentFabio De Rosa v Tracey Lee-Lewis (Mar 29) 5-7, 6-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "75 for Tracey in the first set. 65 and 30-0 serving for me in the second set. To be completed soon!"  -- Fabio
Alastair Noble bt Tracey Lee-Lewis (Mar 27) 6-1, 6-2

Group Summary:

This was a quieter group hit by a couple of no shows, we'd definitely like to see more matches played next time. Leonardo played the most matches, earned his bonus points and notched up the greatest number of wins to comfortably take the group crown - well played Leonardo. Paul's win against Henry sees him secure the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Leonardo Stanton [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Paul O'mahony 10.2 [W1, L1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Guillaume Pfistner 10.2 [L1]
  4. Henry Lecointe 9.2 [L2]
  5. Andrei Sandu 10.1
  6. Louise Veltman

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Leonardo Stanton bt Paul O'mahony (Apr 8) 6-2, 7-5
Paul O'mahony bt Henry Lecointe (Apr 1) 6-4, 6-3
Leonardo Stanton bt Guillaume Pfistner (Mar 26) 6-0, 6-1
Leonardo Stanton bt Henry Lecointe (Mar 24) 6-1, 6-3

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