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Collapse AllPlymouth Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 16 July 2020 to Wednesday 19 August 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 August 2020)

It was great to welcome 4 new players to Plymouth Tennis League and to have 2 groups this round. An amazing 100% of matches were completed in Group 1 while Group 2 was a little quieter, but judging from the commentaries you all enjoyed being back on court and there were lots of close scorelines. Thanks for supporting your local league and we hope to see you again in the next round!

Group Summary:

Great to see every match played in Group 1 and our winner with a clean sweep of 4 wins was Sarah, closely followed by Stewart on 3 wins. Sarah won their head to head in blustery conditions on "great courts in Tavistock" while Central Park was the setting for her win over Omurchadu. Omurchadu played a "competitive match" against Chris "with some excellent rallies" while Stewart held his nerve to withstand some "scorching groundies" from Chris to win in 2 sets.

Final Rankings:

  1. Sarah Clements [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Stewart Barnes [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Janes [W2, L2] 4
  4. John Bretherton [W1, L3] 2
  5. Omurchadu Ghiassi 9.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSarah Clements bt Chris Janes (Aug 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match we both enjoyed it and had some good rallies and close games! "  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentSarah Clements bt John Bretherton (Aug 8) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very hot weather and quite a breeze but lovely to be playing on nice courts. "  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentChris Janes bt Omurchadu Ghiassi (Aug 8) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Extremely enjoyable game played in delightful conditions at Central Park. Competitive match with some excellent rallies and on a different day the score could have gone the other way."  -- Chris

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChris Janes bt John Bretherton (Aug 6) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A cracking match played in good conditions. Very even contest which could have gone either way with some good rallies enjoyed."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentJohn Bretherton bt Omurchadu Ghiassi (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Friendly match in very windy conditions. Made my opponent happy by losing games as he hadn't won a game in 14 matches!"  -- John
Reveal CommentSarah Clements bt Stewart Barnes (Aug 3) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day With weather a bit blustery but Sunny and warm great courts in Tavistock and very close match with lots of deuce games! "  -- Sarah
Stewart Barnes bt Omurchadu Ghiassi (Aug 1) 6-0, 6-0
Stewart Barnes bt John Bretherton (Jul 28) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentStewart Barnes bt Chris Janes (Jul 23) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A good game played in dull weather, but lightened up by some good rallies and scorching groundies from Chris. Steady Stewart managed to hang on to win with consistency rather than brilliance."  -- Stewart
Reveal CommentSarah Clements bt Omurchadu Ghiassi (Jul 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice setting on new courts in Central Park and friendly atmosphere despite score we had a good game "  -- Sarah

Group Summary:

It was a successful return to Plymouth Tennis League for Nicholas who finished 8 points clear of runner up Michael by winning all 6 matches and earning midway bonus points. Michael put up a good fight in the second set of their head to head which they "just about had enough daylight to complete" while the second set between Kris and Nick was even closer going to a tiebreak.

Final Rankings:

  1. Nicholas Bray 9.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Michael Scott [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nick Gornall 10.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kris Parkes [W1, L1] 2
  5. Claire Hayward [W1, L1] 2
  6. Claire Oatway [L2]
  7. Adam Carter [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNick Gornall bt Adam Carter (Aug 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with long rallies and Adam will become a stronger player with each match. Hope to play again in a future round. "  -- Nick
Claire Hayward bt Claire Oatway (Aug 15) Walkover
Reveal CommentNicholas Bray bt Adam Carter (Aug 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable, friendly match."  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentNicholas Bray bt Claire Oatway (Aug 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match, in what may turn out to be the hottest day of the year!"  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentNicholas Bray bt Claire Hayward (Aug 8) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, although strong winds made for tricky playing conditions"  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentNicholas Bray bt Nick Gornall (Aug 5) 6-4 Nick Gornall Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A very closely fought first set, but unfortunately Nick was unable to continue due to an injury sustained towards the end of the set...hopefully play you again Nick"  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentMichael Scott bt Adam Carter (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very friendly match. Hope to see Adam in future rounds. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentNicholas Bray bt Michael Scott (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match, with a very close fought second set....which we just about had enough daylight to complete!"  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentMichael Scott bt Nick Gornall (Aug 1) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match in slightly blustery conditions. Some long rallies and great “gets” from Nick with a tight second set. I look forward to another encounter. "  -- Michael

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKris Parkes bt Nick Gornall (Jul 28) 6-4, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, really enjoyed it"  -- Kris
Reveal CommentNicholas Bray bt Kris Parkes (Jul 22) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match, with some great long rallies"  -- Nicholas