Collapse AllPortsmouth Doubles - Round 1 | Thursday 21 June 2018 to Wednesday 29 August 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 July 2018)

With one team withdrawing and two non-starters (hope everything's OK), there were fewer matches played than we would have liked in the inaugural round of the Portsmouth Doubles league. Do remember we are always happy to try and help get matches arranged. However judging by the comments, all the matches that did happen were friendly and fun and teams are looking forward to playing each other again, so here's to the next time.

Group Summary:

Chris and Mathew played more matches than anyone else taking 3 of 4 to be winners of this inaugural round. Their path to the top was not entirely smooth, however, as they were beaten by runners-up Amy and Fiona (who also won 3) in a three setter with a tie break second set (for which Chris and Mathew got a vital point). The match "swung back and forth" and fortunately clouds spared the teams the impact of a hot evening sun on a game played towards the end of one of this summer's periods of sizzling heat. Many thanks for the high proportion of players comments, by the way. These can give a vivid picture of how things went and reveal when matches were closer than the score might indicate.

Final Rankings:

  1. Chris Wilde & Matthew Wilde [W3, L1] 7 WINNER
  2. Amy Wright & Fiona Goode [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Anthony Woodhouse & Tom Clark [L1]
  4. Nicole Jurewicz & Neil Fuller [L2] withdrawn
  5. Roger Jarman & Chris Martin [L2]
  6. Roger Paxman & Paula OToole
  7. Vitor Barbosa & Andre Barbosa

Match Results:

Chris Wilde & Matthew Wilde bt Anthony Woodhouse & Tom Clark (Aug 23) 6-4, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAmy Wright & Fiona Goode bt Chris Wilde & Matthew Wilde (Jul 27) 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Good contest played in great spirit where play swung back and forth. Everyone was playing well, and it was probably just as well that the sun decided to spend the evening resting behind some cloud cover. Great fun. Hope to play Amy and Fiona again at some stage."  -- Chris
Amy Wright & Fiona Goode bt Roger Jarman & Chris Martin (Jul 20) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentChris Wilde & Matthew Wilde bt Roger Jarman & Chris Martin (Jul 16) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely warm evening and friendly match against a pair that are just beginning as a team. The match was played in a good spirit, and we even enjoyed an extra set knock about with them afterwards. Hope they enjoy the rest of the league."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Wilde & Matthew Wilde bt Nicole Jurewicz & Neil Fuller (Jul 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A nice game on a warm evening played in a very pleasant spirit. Hope Nicole and Neil enjoy the rest of their matches."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentAmy Wright & Fiona Goode bt Nicole Jurewicz & Neil Fuller (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match on a very warm evening! "  -- Amy