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Collapse AllPavilion Singles - Round 33 | Thursday 17 January 2019 to Wednesday 13 March 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 February 2019)

A brilliant round of tennis across all three groups at Pavilion during this round, with over 80% of possible matches played; well done for keeping things going during often tricky weather too! Congratulations to all the group winners and runners-up. Reading the commentaries suggests you all had to work hard to get there as many matches were competitive three-setters so there's plenty of incentives for the next round - sign up now and we look forward to hearing more about your matches! As always our thanks to the brilliantly run Pavilion tennis centre.

Group Summary:

Lots of high quality tennis played by everyone in Group 1 this time around, with a number of familiar faces and rematches taking place. Uche maintains his place as number 1, winning the group with 5 straight victories, but was given a good run by Ashley, Dan and Joseph who all won three matches making it close for runner up. Ashley just takes silver thanks in part to his bonus points. Well done to everyone for some great matches and some super three-setters too!

Final Rankings:

  1. Uche Onyema 7.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ashley Bingham 7.2 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Dan Bridge 7.2 [W3] 6
  4. Joseph Antoniou 7.2 [W3, L2] 6
  5. Sean Combrink [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nicolo Colombo [W2, L3] 5
  7. Benji Wilson 9.1 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoseph Antoniou bt Nicolo Colombo (Mar 11) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fine weather, competitive game. Thanks Nicolo"  -- Joseph
Dan Bridge bt Joseph Antoniou (Mar 9) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
Ashley Bingham bt Nicolo Colombo (Mar 9) 6-2, 6-4
Dan Bridge bt Ashley Bingham (Mar 5) 6-1, 6-3
Uche Onyema bt Nicolo Colombo (Mar 2) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentJoseph Antoniou bt Sean Combrink (Feb 26) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "First couple of games set the tone for the match which could have looked differently had they gone Sean’s way. Thanks for the game!"  -- Joseph
Ashley Bingham bt Sean Combrink (Feb 23) 6-2, 6-1
Uche Onyema bt Sean Combrink (Feb 23) 6-4, 6-2
Ashley Bingham bt Benji Wilson (Feb 13) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentNicolo Colombo bt Sean Combrink (Feb 12) 7-6, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tiebreak: 7-2"  -- Nicolo
Reveal CommentJoseph Antoniou bt Ashley Bingham (Feb 12) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent tactical battle, a few slips by both players didn’t detract from a good quality game, with some bloody scars to add for good measure"  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentSean Combrink bt Benji Wilson (Feb 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game thanks "  -- Sean
Uche Onyema bt Joseph Antoniou (Feb 9) 6-4, 6-2
Nicolo Colombo bt Benji Wilson (Feb 8) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDan Bridge bt Sean Combrink (Feb 6) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Epic!"  -- Dan
Uche Onyema bt Ashley Bingham (Feb 3) 7-5, 6-4
Uche Onyema bt Benji Wilson (Jan 26) 6-2, 6-2

Group Summary:

A highly competitive round for Group 2 this time, with some very close scores in a number of matches, great to see so many three-setters taking place, everyone is really fighting to the end! Nigel was right in his prediction after playing against Andrew, who does indeed win the group with 4 strong wins this time, getting double congratulations as he also has a new baby due imminently! Alex finished a strong second, with 3 close wins, 2 of which went to 3 sets, and the other with a first set tie-break, well done. Sounds like everyone really enjoyed their tennis in this round and we look forward to seeing you all again next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrew Sims 8.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Alex Cazorla 9.1 [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Martin Lynchehan 8.2 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Max Olds 8.1 [W2, L1] 5
  5. Nigel Billen 7.2 [W2, L3] 4
  6. Stephen O'Farrell 8.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew Sims bt Alex Cazorla (Mar 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very cold and windy but enjoyable game."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentMax Olds bt Nigel Billen (Mar 9) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A little wet and slippery underfoot but an excellent workout none the less. Thanks for the match Max!"  -- Nigel

Match of the Group:

Alex Cazorla bt Max Olds (Mar 5) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlex Cazorla bt Nigel Billen (Mar 2) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match 1 set could of gone either way good tennis from Nigel"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAndrew Sims bt Stephen O'Farrell (Mar 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A friendly match in sunny but windy conditions. Some decent rallies which involved both players chasing lobs & drop shots. Thanks for an enjoyable game."  -- Andrew
Max Olds bt Martin Lynchehan (Feb 24) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndrew Sims bt Nigel Billen (Feb 21) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very strong tennis from Andrew in a very friendly and entertaining match. Should win the group with this level of tennis - but then he does a new baby due any week now! Hope all goes well with that and thanks again for a lovely match."  -- Nigel
Andrew Sims bt Martin Lynchehan (Feb 16) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentMartin Lynchehan bt Stephen O'Farrell (Feb 12) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. Thanks very much for the game Steve and hope to play you again soon Martin "  -- Martin
Alex Cazorla bt Martin Lynchehan (Feb 8) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Martin Lynchehan (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Quite a fight back in the second set from Martin who was definitely finding his from. Great to get this match played on a chilly but beautifully sunny Sunday morning."  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Stephen O'Farrell (Jan 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely first match of the round played under lights at the Pavilion. Served my way out of trouble a couple of times to hold Steve at bay. Good fun and could easily have gone to a third set! "  -- Nigel

Group Summary:

Well done to everyone in Group 3, and it's nice to see a few more women playing in this group - they certainly gave the guys some good matches! Congratulations to Guy for winning the group undefeated, with 5 wins, and to Maria, a close second with 3 solid wins to her name. A high number of 3-setters in this group showed how competitive it is and everyone looks to have been made to work for their victories with lots of comments about deuces and scores not telling the whole story!

Final Rankings:

  1. Guy Veale 10.2 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Maria Harrison 8.2 [W3, L2] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Ben Shelton [W2, L2] 5
  4. Jim Harrison 8.2 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Esther Gillham 10.2 [L3]
  6. Sally Kinnes 8.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Ben Shelton bt Esther Gillham (Mar 13) 6-0, 6-3
Guy Veale bt Maria Harrison (Mar 12) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJim Harrison bt Maria Harrison (Mar 11) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "No quarter was given by Maria or Jim. Maria won the first set quickly with the help of her new racket. Jim clawed his way back into the hard-fought match to win - this time."  -- Jim
Guy Veale bt Esther Gillham (Mar 9) 6-2, 6-2
Guy Veale bt Ben Shelton (Mar 9) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison bt Esther Gillham (Feb 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of long rallies and some great serves from Esther."  -- Maria
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison bt Ben Shelton (Feb 25) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice to meet and play Ben. A friendly but tough match with that could have gone either way. Thanks Ben."  -- Maria
Guy Veale bt Sally Kinnes (Feb 24) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentBen Shelton bt Jim Harrison (Feb 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Jim, much closer than scoreline might suggest."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison bt Sally Kinnes (Feb 23) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always lovely to see and play Sally. We had some great rallies and lots of games went to deuce. "  -- Maria
Guy Veale bt Jim Harrison (Feb 21) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentJim Harrison bt Sally Kinnes (Feb 17) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "On a glorious sunny day Sally and I enjoyed our match and catch-up."  -- Jim