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Collapse AllParliament Hill Singles - Round 10 | Thursday 16 January 2020 to Wednesday 11 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 February 2020)

Almost two thirds of all possible matches were played this round which, given how windy it has been, is not at all bad. Well done everyone and here is to even more matches next time.

Group Summary:

High winds and good tennis in this competitive group. Unusually, George said his game improved after he fell over when he played Christopher - 'being a bit less mobile meant I had to attack my shots more to try and shorten the rallies'. We couldn't recommend that as a strategy but it helped take George to 3rd place! Christopher was second and Ben tops the group with three wins plus bonus points. Well played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ben Cooper 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Christopher Shackleton 10.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. George Kaye [W3, L1] 6
  4. Antonio Lopez Montesinos [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Matt Johnson 9.1 [W2] 4
  6. Alan Shaw 10.1 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Peter Eliassen [W1, L2] 2
  8. Jamey Quek

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGeorge Kaye bt Christopher Shackleton (Mar 8) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match, despite the rain which caused us to stop and take cover a couple of times. Chris outplayed me for the first hour, but I improved after I slipped over! Being a bit less mobile meant I had to attack my shots more to try and shorten the rallies. Just about worked! Well played Chris. "  -- George
Reveal CommentPeter Eliassen bt Alan Shaw (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good rallies from the baseline!"  -- Peter

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAntonio Lopez Montesinos bt Alan Shaw (Mar 7) 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (6-8), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match. Thank you Alan!"  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentGeorge Kaye bt Antonio Lopez Montesinos (Feb 22) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really windy afternoon, but despite that we played some really good points. Antonio is rapid so it was tricky to hit winners, which made for some long rallies. Looking forward to playing again in the spring/summer"  -- George
Reveal CommentBen Cooper bt George Kaye (Feb 12) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was a good contest with some great winners and aces from George "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBen Cooper bt Christopher Shackleton (Feb 8) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another close game."  -- Ben
Matt Johnson bt Alan Shaw (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentBen Cooper bt Antonio Lopez Montesinos (Feb 2) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great game in high winds"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentChristopher Shackleton bt Peter Eliassen (Feb 2) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Windy as usual but enjoyed and some good rallies, look forward to playing again soon!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Shackleton bt Alan Shaw (Jan 26) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Alan, always enjoy the suspense of not knowing who will win each game. Weather was a bit off so our tennis probably looked a bit shoddy but plenty of excitement in there to make up for it."  -- Christopher
Antonio Lopez Montesinos bt Peter Eliassen (Jan 25) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Reveal CommentGeorge Kaye bt Alan Shaw (Jan 18) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable first match of the year with Alan. I got over the line as I was a bit stronger at the start and end of the match. In the middle Alan outplayed me with his excellent forehand and terrific movement. Well played and good luck for the rest of the round! "  -- George
Matt Johnson bt Antonio Lopez Montesinos (Jan 18) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Group Summary:

Billy, who has previously played in our Finsbury Park league joins Parliament Hill and tops the group in his debut round. Like runner up Matt, he had four wins and one loss, but also got his bonus points and won the head to head 7-5, 2-6, 6-0! Fantastic commitment from this group with a high percentage of all possible matches played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Billy Hohnen-ford [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Matt Lynch 9.1 [W4, L1] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. Mikhail Tokarczyk 9.1 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Chris Wawak [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Dimitriy Mustivy [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Arthur Holcombe [W1, L3] 3
  7. Andy Macleod 10.2 [W1, L2] 2

Match Results:

Chris Wawak bt Arthur Holcombe (Mar 10) 6-1, 6-0
Chris Wawak bt Andy Macleod (Mar 8) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentMatt Lynch bt Dimitriy Mustivy (Mar 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game. "  -- Matt
Mikhail Tokarczyk bt Andy Macleod (Mar 7) 6-3, 6-4
Billy Hohnen-ford bt Dimitriy Mustivy (Mar 1) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentMatt Lynch bt Mikhail Tokarczyk (Mar 1) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun and windy match. "  -- Matt
Reveal CommentMatt Lynch bt Chris Wawak (Feb 23) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Windy Match. "  -- Matt
Mikhail Tokarczyk bt Arthur Holcombe (Feb 14) 6-2, 6-2
Billy Hohnen-ford bt Matt Lynch (Feb 12) 7-5, 2-6, 6-0
Billy Hohnen-ford bt Chris Wawak (Feb 8) 7-5, 3-6, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMatt Lynch bt Arthur Holcombe (Feb 6) 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A competitive match from start to finish."  -- Matt
Dimitriy Mustivy bt Mikhail Tokarczyk (Feb 2) 1-6, 6-3, 6-0
Dimitriy Mustivy bt Chris Wawak (Feb 1) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndy Macleod bt Dimitriy Mustivy (Jan 25) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable first match of the decade. Second game of second set went on for about an hour. "  -- Andy
Mikhail Tokarczyk bt Chris Wawak (Jan 25) 6-1, 6-4
Arthur Holcombe bt Billy Hohnen-ford (Jan 21) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
Billy Hohnen-ford bt Mikhail Tokarczyk (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-4

Group Summary:

Every match Bruno played was a three setter or involved a tie break but he came successfully through almost all of them, losing just one match which was to Robert. So a great round for him. Newcomer James was just a couple of points behind and finished second. it was a shame not to see more from Eric and Stefan, and a pity Paul didn't get going this time (hope you are ok) but good to see those matches that were played were close and enjoyable.

Final Rankings:

  1. Bruno Ippoliti [W3, L1] 7 WINNER
  2. James Dela Rue [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Robert Molesworth 8.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Eric Liknaitzky [W1, UF1] 3
  5. Stefan Vogel [W1, L1] 2
  6. Francesco Papa [L2, UF1] 2
  7. Paul Sanders 9.2

Match Results:

Eric Liknaitzky v Francesco Papa (Mar 11) 7-6 (9-7), 6-7 (5-7) TBC
Bruno Ippoliti bt Stefan Vogel (Mar 7) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Eric Liknaitzky bt Robert Molesworth (Mar 3) 7-5, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBruno Ippoliti bt James Dela Rue (Mar 1) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Very fun match with many games that went to deuce "  -- Bruno
Bruno Ippoliti bt Francesco Papa (Feb 22) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentJames Dela Rue bt Francesco Papa (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day for tennis at Parliament Hill. "  -- James
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Bruno Ippoliti (Feb 2) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match in very windy and slippery conditions. "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentJames Dela Rue bt Robert Molesworth (Jan 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good hit around on a Sunday afternoon at Waterlow Park. Robert and I had some good rallies and it was an enjoyable game. "  -- James
Reveal CommentStefan Vogel bt Robert Molesworth (Jan 25) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Rob, some excellent long rallies!"  -- Stefan

Group Summary:

Fede tops a busy and competitive group with a near-faultless round, playing and winning every possible match and getting his bonus points. You can't argue with that! Runner up Stephen was just one win behind, losing only to the champ, and Juliet lead the chasing pack, finishing a good third with 3 wins, 3 losses and bonus points! Very well done all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Fede Alfonzo [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Stephen Pereira [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Juliet Young 9.2 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gabriel Abelof [W2, L3] 4
  5. David Guardiola 10.2 [W2, L3] 4
  6. Sean Mahaffey [W1, L4] 2
  7. Philip Meadowcroft [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Guardiola bt Sean Mahaffey (Mar 11) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match Sean. Thanks."  -- David
Gabriel Abelof bt David Guardiola (Mar 8) Walkover
Fede Alfonzo bt Gabriel Abelof (Mar 1) 6-2, 6-2
Sean Mahaffey bt Philip Meadowcroft (Feb 26) 6-1, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFede Alfonzo bt Stephen Pereira (Feb 26) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "I've really enjoy the match with Steve, we ended up playing over two days as we couldn't finish the match on our first attempt a few weeks ago. When we started today the score 6-3, 3-1 with me serving. Steve fought back really hard and we ended that second set 6-6, then we played a tie break to decide the second set, the end result was 7-5. All round it was a very enjoyable match, I am looking forward to playing some friendly matches with Steve in the near future."  -- Fede
Gabriel Abelof bt Philip Meadowcroft (Feb 22) 6-4, 6-3
Juliet Young bt Sean Mahaffey (Feb 21) Walkover
Reveal CommentFede Alfonzo bt David Guardiola (Feb 17) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with David, we got lucky with the weather too. Unfortunately for David, the score does not reflect the match, I actually had to work hard to win both sets. I am looking forward to playing a friendly game soon."  -- Fede
Reveal CommentDavid Guardiola bt Juliet Young (Feb 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game on Valentine's day. Juliet had a pretty solid game but I managed to focus and get my forehand working."  -- David
Reveal CommentStephen Pereira bt David Guardiola (Feb 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in sunny but really blustery conditions, with some great rallies and if i left the ball a bit short David had an invincible forehand topspin into a corner. But for some reason today my first serves were going in whatever the wind speed which gave me an edge. On another day the score would have been very different!"  -- Stephen
Juliet Young bt Philip Meadowcroft (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-4
Juliet Young bt Gabriel Abelof (Feb 1) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentStephen Pereira bt Philip Meadowcroft (Jan 31) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with a few long games in the great outdoors. thanks Phil"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Pereira bt Sean Mahaffey (Jan 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game in rare bright sunshine, lots of deuce games with the last game of the first set lasting more than 15 minutes!"  -- Stephen
Fede Alfonzo bt Philip Meadowcroft (Jan 26) 6-0, 6-1
Stephen Pereira bt Gabriel Abelof (Jan 25) 6-0, 6-0
Fede Alfonzo bt Sean Mahaffey (Jan 25) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentStephen Pereira bt Juliet Young (Jan 24) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close enjoyable game in overcast conditions, thanks Juliet!"  -- Stephen
Fede Alfonzo bt Juliet Young (Jan 18) 6-2, 6-2

Group Summary:

Andy has joined Parliament Hill having previously played in the Regents Park League and tops the group at his first attempt. Congratulations - we will have to find some tougher competition for him when he is promoted next time! Jean Sebastien is runner up.

Final Rankings:

  1. Andy Koester [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jean Sebastien Dietsch [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Gabriele Meldaikyte [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  4. Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou [L3] 1
  5. Sofia Palma Carlos 10.2 [L2, UF1]
  6. Pierre Vila withdrawn

Match Results:

Gabriele Meldaikyte v Sofia Palma Carlos (Mar 7) 7-5 TBC
Reveal CommentJean Sebastien Dietsch bt Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou (Mar 7) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice to play with Nik!"  -- Jean Sebastien
Reveal CommentJean Sebastien Dietsch bt Sofia Palma Carlos (Mar 1) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun and very friendly!"  -- Jean Sebastien
Reveal CommentAndy Koester bt Gabriele Meldaikyte (Feb 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Gaby! "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Koester bt Jean Sebastien Dietsch (Feb 1) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match played under tough sun and slippery court conditions. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Koester bt Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou (Jan 26) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Nikos for playing early on Sunday morning!"  -- Andy

Match of the Group:

Gabriele Meldaikyte bt Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou (Jan 25) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndy Koester bt Sofia Palma Carlos (Jan 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a fun match Sofia! "  -- Andy

Results

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

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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