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Collapse AllPoole Singles - Round 21 | Thursday 16 January 2020 to Wednesday 11 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 February 2020)

Only 5 matches were not played in this round, which is a fantastic achievement. Very well done to everyone on such efficient scheduling and such great tennis! Here's to the next one!

Group Summary:

A brilliantly competitive group with a very high percentage of matches played and in which almost everyone got their bonus points. Cliff had a great round, moving from 3rd place last time to the winner's podium this time. In six matches, he lost only to Toby. Sally led the chasing pack and finished a close second - many congratulations to both.

Final Rankings:

  1. Cliff Sorge 8.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sally Revell 8.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Charles Kipping [W4, L1] 9
  4. Andrew Hawker 9.1 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Toby Wadey 8.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Marco Zengarini [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Mike Hilton [L4] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCliff Sorge bt Sally Revell (Mar 8) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Sally, very challenging in the wind but at least we beat the conditions before they beat us!"  -- Cliff
Reveal CommentCliff Sorge bt Charles Kipping (Mar 7) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Many thanks Charles, tight match as always. Looking forward to the next one."  -- Cliff
Reveal CommentCharles Kipping bt Marco Zengarini (Mar 6) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play in the sunshine! Thanks for organising."  -- Charles

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCharles Kipping bt Toby Wadey (Mar 1) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, result could have gone either way."  -- Charles
Reveal CommentCliff Sorge bt Marco Zengarini (Mar 1) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Many thanks Marco, good game in a challenging wind, where was that ball sometimes!!"  -- Cliff
Marco Zengarini bt Mike Hilton (Feb 29) Walkover
Reveal CommentCharles Kipping bt Sally Revell (Feb 23) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, good rallies, good fun."  -- Charles
Reveal CommentAndrew Hawker bt Toby Wadey (Feb 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Many thanks for playing an enjoyable match, Toby. Best of luck with your remaining matches"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Cliff Sorge (Feb 8) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see Cliff again and it was an enjoyable match in the sunshine at East Dorset. I ran away with it a bit in the first set but Cliff went racing into a 4-1 lead in the second and I feared we were destined, as we usually are, for a decider. Thankfully for me I managed to claw my way back into it and edge the tiebreaker. I look forward to us playing again in the next round. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentAndrew Hawker bt Marco Zengarini (Feb 4) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Marco for playing a highly enjoyable and competitive match in tough windy conditions on the clay at East Dorset."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentCharles Kipping bt Andrew Hawker (Feb 3) 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, could have gone either way."  -- Charles
Andrew Hawker bt Mike Hilton (Feb 1) Walkover
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Marco Zengarini (Feb 1) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see Marco again for the first time in a couple of years. It was a closely fought match in the winter sun at Poole Park. I’m hoping it won’t be so long until our next match! "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentSally Revell bt Toby Wadey (Jan 31) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was dank January weather for our match but we persevered and Toby built a lead in the second set before I broke his serve at 4-4 which proved crucial. Toby has nice variety to his game and ghosted into the net on several occasions when I wasn't expecting it... thanks for a good match!"  -- Sally
Reveal CommentSally Revell bt Marco Zengarini (Jan 27) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We were both pleased to play on the artificial clay and not have to worry about our footing after yesterday's heavy rain... but conditions were still quite tricky with an unpredictable wind that picked up as the match went on. Marco hit lots of slice returns that landed short forcing me to chase forwards more than I liked... and I had to be wary of his serve too. Thanks for the match and nice to meet you!"  -- Sally
Reveal CommentSally Revell bt Mike Hilton (Jan 25) 6-3, 5-7, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match which built to a close second set and third set tiebreak. We both opted for the tiebreak in lieu of a third set due to other commitments in the afternoon, also we'd both done quite a bit of running around by then! Thanks Mike and see you next time!"  -- Sally
Reveal CommentSally Revell bt Andrew Hawker (Jan 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was good to play Andrew again after a long gap and we opted for the artificial clay. Lots of good rallies and I was lucky with 2 net cords going my way and lots of balls bouncing close to the lines. Thanks for the match Andrew!"  -- Sally
Reveal CommentCliff Sorge bt Mike Hilton (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Mike good luck with your matches"  -- Cliff
Reveal CommentCliff Sorge bt Andrew Hawker (Jan 18) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Andrew, ice and sun what a combination, good game as always, thanks."  -- Cliff

Group Summary:

An excellent debut round for Alexander who wins his group at his first attempt, finishing a crucial two points ahead of runner up Sue, (who lost only to the champ). As in group one, there were a very high percentage of matches played here, despite some gusty conditions, so many thanks for all the commitment and well done to Steve, another newcomer on his first league win. We like the sound of those 'superb' half volleys!

Final Rankings:

  1. Alexander Hensher [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sue Eales 10.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Bradley Hutchings [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Peter Livesey [W1, L2] 4
  5. Steve Pike [W1, L3] 2
  6. Elaine Boorman 10.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlexander Hensher bt Steve Pike (Mar 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Spike, well played in gusty conditions and you got me with a number of tactical drop shots"  -- Alexander
Reveal CommentSue Eales bt Elaine Boorman (Mar 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Elaine, we had some good rallies "  -- Sue
Reveal CommentSteve Pike bt Elaine Boorman (Mar 2) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rally,s, lots of juice games but very enjoyable game. My first league win! "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentSue Eales bt Peter Livesey (Mar 2) 7-5, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Peter. Very close match between us."  -- Sue
  • "Beautiful day for tennis - a welcome change after all this mad weather A close, enjoyable game - well played Sue," -- Peter
Reveal CommentAlexander Hensher bt Bradley Hutchings (Feb 11) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Alex. I enjoyed our close match. Hope to play you again. Brad"  -- Bradley

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlexander Hensher bt Peter Livesey (Feb 8) 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (7-9), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close, enjoyable game. Well played Alex Good luck in your other matches "  -- Peter
Alexander Hensher bt Elaine Boorman (Feb 6) Walkover
Reveal CommentPeter Livesey bt Bradley Hutchings (Feb 4) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another long but enjoyable game against Brad despite the windy conditions. Thanks for organising the court Brad and good luck with your remaining matches "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentBradley Hutchings bt Steve Pike (Feb 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Spike. We played against the wind a bit! Your ‘pick-up’ shot or half volley is superb. All the best for your other games."  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentAlexander Hensher bt Sue Eales (Feb 1) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Sue, enjoyed the challenging game," -- Alexander
Reveal CommentSue Eales bt Steve Pike (Jan 31) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Spike. We had some good rallies"  -- Sue
Reveal CommentSue Eales bt Bradley Hutchings (Jan 25) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a competitive match Brad. Well played"  -- Sue