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  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
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  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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Collapse AllPortsmouth Singles - Round 39 | Thursday 17 October 2019 to Wednesday 11 December 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 November 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Derek Allaway 6.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Neil Crawford 6.2 [W4] 8
  3. Mark Tamba [W2, L2] 6
  4. David Howarth [W3, L2] 6
  5. Liam Vacher 6.2 [W2] 4
  6. Andrew Ellaway [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jay Smith 8.1 [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Dan Cooper [W1, L2] 3
  9. Lewis Richards 8.1 [L1]
  10. Joe Dobney withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Tamba bt Andrew Ellaway (Dec 5) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentNeil Crawford bt Mark Tamba (Dec 2) 4-6, 6-1, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Mark! Would have liked to play a 3rd set but were running close to time of centre closure"  -- Neil
David Howarth bt Dan Cooper (Nov 27) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentNeil Crawford bt Jay Smith (Nov 24) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match with Jay on beautiful calm, dry day! Enjoyed it!"  -- Neil
Mark Tamba bt David Howarth (Nov 23) 7-5, 6-4
Liam Vacher bt David Howarth (Nov 19) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentNeil Crawford bt Derek Allaway (Nov 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Today Derek was not the usual competitor I normally face. I will expect a tougher time with next time we meet!"  -- Neil
Reveal CommentNeil Crawford bt Andrew Ellaway (Nov 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We played a couple of weeks ago and stopped in slippery conditions at 1 set apiece. Today, Andy didn't play anything like before....... Lucky me, not sure that will happen again!"  -- Neil
Reveal CommentJay Smith bt Lewis Richards (Nov 10) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Lewis again, I got off to a strong start and kept the pressure on so was very pleased to get my first win in the group. Congrats to Lewis on becoming a new dad (those sleepless nights may have benefited me too!) "  -- Jay
Liam Vacher bt Andrew Ellaway (Nov 8) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentDerek Allaway bt Mark Tamba (Nov 5) 6-3, 4-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "A real pleasure to play Mark and a real good battle from start to finish. look forward to a return soon mate."  -- Derek
Reveal CommentDavid Howarth bt Derek Allaway (Nov 3) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Sincere pleasure to get back on a court with Derek, who really helped me improve my game many years ago. Irrespective of the outcome, it was fantastic to see him again. The match was back and forth and was always going to be a real grind. Today I was lucky enough to come out on top, largely because of a rare good day on serve! Look keenly forward to the next match!"  -- David
Andrew Ellaway bt Jay Smith (Nov 3) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentDavid Howarth bt Jay Smith (Nov 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with jay today. Some great points from both sides and will look forward to our next match"  -- David
Reveal CommentDan Cooper bt Jay Smith (Oct 29) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match, with lots of great rallies and close points"  -- Dan
Derek Allaway bt Jay Smith (Oct 28) 6-1, 6-2
Derek Allaway bt Andrew Ellaway (Oct 25) 6-1, 7-5
Derek Allaway bt Dan Cooper (Oct 24) 6-4, 2-6, [10-5]

Current Rankings:

  1. Adina Luana Tiulea 10.2 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Paul Whittenham 7.2 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  3. David Robertson [W4, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Lee Bellchambers [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Dorin Vrasmas [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Daniel Alexandru Rada [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Steve Dobney [W1, L6] 4
  8. Damian Hodnett 10.2 [L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdina Luana Tiulea bt Steve Dobney (Dec 3) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game ! Thank you"  -- Adina Luana
Reveal CommentLee Bellchambers bt Steve Dobney (Dec 1) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "thanks Steve well played "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt David Robertson (Nov 29) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Dave and thoroughly enjoyed our match. Dave hits the ball well off of both wings and I lost count of the number of times I watched the ball sail past me. Having said that I saved numerous game points and my greater consistency on the day got me through in the end. Many thanks for the game Dave and look forward to re-match hopefully soon. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Steve Dobney (Nov 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Played Steve for the very first time in what was my 100th Local Tennis Leagues Singles match in just under 3 years. In all those matches I don't think I have ever contested so many deuce games. I'm not sure how I got to a set and 3-0 up but it was fitting that Steve rallied back to lead 4-3 and had break point on my serve which was the very least he deserved for his considerable efforts in what was a very tight match. Having hung on to my serve I then decided to go for it and won 7 of the next 8 points to take the match. Steve you are a really nice guy and I thoroughly enjoyed our encounter. I'm now going to lie down for a bit and try and recover!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentDaniel Alexandru Rada bt Steve Dobney (Nov 26) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Steve is a amazing player,he fought for each point!He had 2 match points in the second set,but I was lucky today to win the match!Thanks for playing !"  -- Daniel Alexandru
Reveal CommentAdina Luana Tiulea bt Daniel Alexandru Rada (Nov 24) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game ! Thank you"  -- Adina Luana
Reveal CommentAdina Luana Tiulea bt Dorin Vrasmas (Nov 19) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good game ! He runs to catch every ball ! "  -- Adina Luana
Reveal CommentDorin Vrasmas bt David Robertson (Nov 18) 7-6 (10-8), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great games.Very strong competitor.thanks"  -- Dorin
Reveal CommentAdina Luana Tiulea bt Lee Bellchambers (Nov 17) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match ! Thank you"  -- Adina Luana
Reveal CommentDorin Vrasmas bt Steve Dobney (Nov 16) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Steve Dobney is a fighter.Thank you Steve."  -- Dorin
Steve Dobney bt Damian Hodnett (Nov 14) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Dorin Vrasmas (Nov 13) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Dorin again following our encounter in the Portsmouth Doubles League last month. A very tactical match with lots of well contested rallies and overall a very enjoyable contest. Thank you for the game Dorin and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentDavid Robertson bt Daniel Alexandru Rada (Nov 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another close game with Daniel. Very enjoyable."  -- David
Reveal CommentAdina Luana Tiulea bt David Robertson (Nov 12) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really good player ! Thank you for a well played match ! "  -- Adina Luana
Reveal CommentAdina Luana Tiulea bt Damian Hodnett (Nov 10) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game ! Damian has clean strikes and he plays good tennis ! Thank you"  -- Adina Luana
Reveal CommentDavid Robertson bt Lee Bellchambers (Nov 8) 5-7, 6-4, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "Nice conditions and good match with Lee. Could have gone either way. Thanks"  -- David
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Damian Hodnett (Nov 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "My first meeting with Damian just a day after he had become a father for the second time! There were a lot of closely contested games and we agreed that had Damian’s serve worked better on the day the match result would have been a lot closer. Really enjoyed meeting you and the chat before during and after our contest. Good luck with the rest of your matches mate and many congratulations on becoming a Dad again."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentDavid Robertson bt Damian Hodnett (Nov 6) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with Damian. Good luck with baby number 2!!!"  -- David
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Lee Bellchambers (Nov 6) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A real pleasure to meet and play Lee for the first time. Lee plays very positive tennis which forced me to do the same as he put anything short away with aplomb. It made for a very enjoyable match and fortunately for me it was one of those days when I played well despite feeling like I was on the back foot for most of the match. Thank you Lee and already looking forward to a re-match."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentDaniel Alexandru Rada bt Damian Hodnett (Nov 3) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to meet Damian!A very nice match with a lot of long rallys!"  -- Daniel Alexandru
Reveal CommentLee Bellchambers bt Daniel Alexandru Rada (Oct 31) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Daniel, well played. Lee"  -- Lee
Dorin Vrasmas bt Daniel Alexandru Rada (Oct 29) 6-0, 4-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentLee Bellchambers bt Dorin Vrasmas (Oct 25) 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A great fight, thanks for the match Dorin. "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentAdina Luana Tiulea bt Paul Whittenham (Oct 23) 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • A good game ! I enjoyed his consistent returns! Thank you
Reveal CommentDavid Robertson bt Steve Dobney (Oct 22) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Had to dig deep to get the result against Steve. Expect everything to come back!!!! Very enjoyable match."  -- David
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Daniel Alexandru Rada (Oct 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Our second meeting following the first over 2 years ago and a pleasure to see Daniel again. A tough match with several long rallies and I think it’s fair to say that my greater consistency got me through. Thank you Daniel you are a very nice guy and all the very best for your remaining matches. "  -- Paul

Current Rankings:

  1. Tim Durham [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Maksims Afanasjevs 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Peter Pullen 8.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Dennis Greenwood [W2, L2] 6
  5. Glen Carter [W1] 2
  6. David Edwards 10.2 [L4]
  7. Lydia Forbes-Manson
  8. Michael Johnson

Match Results:

Peter Pullen bt David Edwards (Dec 1) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Reveal CommentTim Durham bt Dennis Greenwood (Nov 25) 6-4, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match that was very back and forth, lots of very tight long games. Thanks for the game. "  -- Tim
Reveal CommentDennis Greenwood bt David Edwards (Nov 18) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day; score didn’t really reflect the games as there were some close games. Very enjoyable."  -- Dennis
Reveal CommentDennis Greenwood bt Peter Pullen (Nov 12) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A really great game, very tight throughout."  -- Dennis
Glen Carter bt Peter Pullen (Nov 10) 6-0, 5-7, 6-1
Reveal CommentMaksims Afanasjevs bt Tim Durham (Nov 8) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "2 h of rallies. Now i need two days of rest to recover :) Good match Tim! Thanks. "  -- Maksims
Reveal CommentMaksims Afanasjevs bt David Edwards (Nov 6) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice indoor courts at Portsmouth Tennis centre. Second set was really hard. Good game David! "  -- Maksims
Reveal CommentTim Durham bt Peter Pullen (Nov 5) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another really enjoyable game against Pete. Lots of long close games, I was fortunate that a lot of my high risk shots were finding their way in! Thanks for the match. "  -- Tim
Reveal CommentTim Durham bt David Edwards (Oct 30) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another good game against David, the wind made it very challenging for both, with shots being carried a long way by strong gusts of wind. We both struggled with our serving at times throughout, but lots of good close games across the whole match. Good luck in the rest of your games. "  -- Tim
Reveal CommentMaksims Afanasjevs bt Dennis Greenwood (Oct 28) 7-6 (10-8), 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "One of the hardest tennis matches... 1 h long first set only, then we played two set under the lights. Very long match 2h40min... Well done Dennis was nice to play with you! Thanks for the game."  -- Maksims
Reveal CommentPeter Pullen bt Maksims Afanasjevs (Oct 27) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really close game and non stop running. I look forward to playing again."  -- Peter

Current Rankings:

  1. Rob Darling 9.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Stephen Philpott [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jess Doyle 9.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Matt Webber 9.1 [W2] 4
  5. Lyuba Anderton 10.2 [L3] withdrawn 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Adam Dera [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRob Darling bt Stephen Philpott (Nov 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a great game with Stephen and you never know what to expect! He has come on the court before and completely wiped the floor with me so I made sure I stayed focused this time round. It got very adrenaline-fuelled, with some really nice, intense fast paced rallies at times. I think the fact that my serve stayed fairly consistent and powerful saw me through in the end. Loved every minute of it! Thanks mate, thouroughly enjoyable. I guess when your game is on, its on. Sorry it had to go my way lol."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentStephen Philpott bt Lyuba Anderton (Nov 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "thanks for the game ,very nice to meet you .....good luck for your future games...steve "  -- Stephen
Matt Webber bt Stephen Philpott (Nov 12) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentStephen Philpott bt Jess Doyle (Nov 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "thank you for the game Jess ,the score does not reflect how well you can hit the ball ......im sure next time your fav shot will fly down the line ....great game ,lovely lady ....good luck for your next game "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentMatt Webber bt Rob Darling (Nov 9) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Absolute blinder! We have very similar games Rob and me and I had to concentrate very hard to take this. Lots of deuce battles and great rallies. This could easily have gone the other way. Hope to play Rob again soon."  -- Matt
Reveal CommentJess Doyle bt Lyuba Anderton (Nov 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game , with some great rallies"  -- Jess
Reveal CommentJess Doyle bt Adam Dera (Nov 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really enjoyable match with lots of long rallies"  -- Jess
Rob Darling bt Lyuba Anderton (Oct 30) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentRob Darling bt Jess Doyle (Oct 25) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with great rallies. "  -- Rob

Results

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

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 match tiebreak, 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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Collapse AllPortsmouth Doubles - Round 4 | Thursday 26 September 2019 to Wednesday 4 December 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Whittenham & Harry Thuillier [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Terry Neale & Dorin Vrasmas [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Paula O'toole & Roger Paxman [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Neil Crawford & Ingrid Cole [W2, L2] 4
  5. Ben Swarbrick & Marina Pregigueiro Garcia [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alice Head & Henrietta Backhouse [W1, L2] 2
  7. Caron Howe & Lynne Foster [W1, L2] 2
  8. Roger Jarman & Chris Martin [L3]
  9. Vitor Barbosa & Andre Barbosa

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCaron Howe & Lynne Foster bt Ben Swarbrick & Marina Pregigueiro Garcia (Dec 2) 6-4, 3-6, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played fairly and in very good humour. The rallies were long and all the games were close. The only draw back was the temperature as it was only 3 deg and very chilly. All in all we were very lucky to come out with a win. We cannot wait to have a replay when the weather is a bit kinder to us all. "  -- Lynne
Reveal CommentNeil Crawford & Ingrid Cole bt Alice Head & Henrietta Backhouse (Nov 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, closer than score suggests, Always nice to play Alice and Henrietta"  -- Neil
Reveal CommentNeil Crawford & Ingrid Cole bt Paula O'toole & Roger Paxman (Nov 14) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice and close competitive match. Hope to play Paula and Roger again soon!"  -- Neil
Reveal CommentAlice Head & Henrietta Backhouse bt Roger Jarman & Chris Martin (Nov 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Henrietta and I absolutely LOVE to play Roger and Chris. The scoreline is not reflective of the game as we had deuce after deuce and they always make us think. We always have a real laugh playing against Roger and Chris and would now count them as our friends, rather than just opponents. Thanks again for the match. Hopefully see you again very soon. "  -- Alice
Reveal CommentTerry Neale & Dorin Vrasmas bt Caron Howe & Lynne Foster (Nov 9) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable match!! Caron and Lynne were both great company and, especially in the second set, formidable opponents. Indeed we had to save 3 set points at 5-4 down before just about managing to turn it around. Very much up for another game some time."  -- Terry
Reveal CommentPaula O'toole & Roger Paxman bt Alice Head & Henrietta Backhouse (Nov 7) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the match Alice and Henri, we both really enjoyed it. It was a tough competition, the majority of games going to deuce and could have gone either way. Good luck with the rest of you matches and hopefully we can play again sometime"  -- Paula
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham & Harry Thuillier bt Roger Jarman & Chris Martin (Nov 1) 6-0, 7-6 (7-0)

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match for both pairs played under floodlights and in drizzling rain. I think it's fair to say that Harry and I adapted more quickly to the conditions taking the first set fairly comfortably. The second set was much tighter however and Roger and Chris fought back admirably from 3-5 and match point down to force a tie-break before we managed to close out the match. Great to see you both again and thank you for joining us in the Club bar afterwards for a well deserved drink. Good luck with the rest of your matches too."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaula O'toole & Roger Paxman bt Ben Swarbrick & Marina Pregigueiro Garcia (Oct 30) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match with some tough rallies. I’m glad not to have to face Ben’s serve again! Very nice to meet you both, thanks for the match. I hope Ben is feeling better soon. "  -- Paula
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham & Harry Thuillier bt Terry Neale & Dorin Vrasmas (Oct 29) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This always had the makings of a close and competitive encounter and so it proved. Terry & Dorin were great opponents and I think it is fair to say our far greater experience in the doubles format was the difference in the end. Fantastic match against 2 skilful and very friendly opponents. Thank you for the game guys and hope to meet up with you again soon. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham & Harry Thuillier bt Caron Howe & Lynne Foster (Oct 26) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A match played against 2 delightful ladies in very windy conditions. Forget the result it was tremendous fun and we played 3 mixed pair sets afterwards, all of which were very close. A big thank you to Caron and Lynne from both Harry and I and we wish you both well for your remaining matches."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham & Harry Thuillier bt Neil Crawford & Ingrid Cole (Oct 23) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "This was always going to be a tough match against our fellow Avenue members and so it proved. The first set was relatively comfortable despite our inability to win points on Neil's serve but went a break down in the 2nd set which we managed to retrieve by breaking his serve. A close battle ensued which we eventually came out on top despite several scares. Well done to both Neil and Ingrid and good luck to you both for your remaining matches."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentTerry Neale & Dorin Vrasmas bt Paula O'toole & Roger Paxman (Oct 23) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Firstly our huge apologies and thanks again to Roger and Paula for going ahead with this game despite Dorin being around 30 minutes late due to a mix up. Thoroughly nice couple who made us battle all the way and it was quite a flattering scoreline in the end. Wish them all the best for their remaining games. "  -- Terry
Reveal CommentTerry Neale & Dorin Vrasmas bt Neil Crawford & Ingrid Cole (Oct 21) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice to catch up with Neil again and to meet Ingrid for the first time. Enjoyable match played in good spirit, with a few great rallies thrown in for good measure!"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham & Harry Thuillier bt Ben Swarbrick & Marina Pregigueiro Garcia (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match against a delightful young couple played in great spirit. Some excellent rallies and we found it difficult to return Ben’s excellent serve particularly in the first set. Marina showed her agility in diving for several balls that we would have given up as a lost cause and their determination as a team made it a difficult but thoroughly enjoyable match. We wish you both all the best for the future and hope you have a wonderful time Marina when you go to Vietnam."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham & Harry Thuillier bt Paula O'toole & Roger Paxman (Oct 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the weather forecast it was an ideal morning for tennis and a pleasure to meet Paula & Roger. I think it is fair to say that Harry & I got into our stride from the off while Roger and Paula were coming to terms with the artificial grass surface. The score line was certainly not a fair reflection of the match itself and there were several close games that went our way. Thank you for coming over to The Avenue and we wish you all the very best with your remaining matches."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentTerry Neale & Dorin Vrasmas bt Roger Jarman & Chris Martin (Oct 15) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Fair to say we all struggled to find any rhythm in a scrappy first set, but the second was a fair bit better with some nice rallies and Dorin and I had to fight back from behind to take it to a tie-break, which was also very tight! Pleasure to meet Roger and Chris and hope to play again some time."  -- Terry
Reveal CommentTerry Neale & Dorin Vrasmas bt Ben Swarbrick & Marina Pregigueiro Garcia (Sep 30) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A first foray into competitive doubles for all us today and safe to say Dorin and I found our feet a bit quicker than Ben and Marina. Clearly both capable players though, I don't think it will be long before they start making life difficult for opponents. Despite enduring a frustrating time, they never lost their sense of humour and I'm sure if we play again when they have a few matches under their belts, it will be a totally different prospect. Wish them well for the rest of their matches."  -- Terry

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches for Portsmouth.

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). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. 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.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Players' names, 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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