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Collapse AllPortsmouth Singles - Round 41 | Thursday 28 May 2020 to Wednesday 22 July 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 June 2020)

It was great to see friendly, competitive tennis return to the courts of Portsmouth with our first round post-lockdown, and fantastic to have 5 groups this time! We also welcomed 10 new players to the league alongside lots of familiar faces, and collectively you managed to play nearly 80% of all possible matches... great effort! We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to hit the courts again and look forward to seeing you again in the next round!

Group Summary:

An impressive performance from Terry saw him top the group with 7 wins out of 7, what a debut to the Leagues! Congratulations also to runner up Lee and third placed Paul for also completing all their matches and earning the midway bonus points. Terry's first match post-lockdown was against Paul and they had to contend with blazing heat as well as understandable match rustiness... while luck was on the Paul's side with a couple of crucial net cords in his match against Phil. Well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Terry Lawrence [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Lee Keeping 7.2 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Paul Whittenham 7.2 [W4, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Dorin Vrasmas [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Phil Tusler [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. David Howarth [W2, L4] 5
  7. Jay Smith 8.1 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Lewis Richards 8.1 [L3] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Howarth bt Jay Smith (Jul 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get back on court with Jay again, whose game has improved dramatically since we last played! Look forward to hopefully playing again in the next round."  -- David
Reveal CommentDorin Vrasmas bt Phil Tusler (Jul 12) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "very very very nice game.Thank you Phil"  -- Dorin
Reveal CommentTerry Lawrence bt Jay Smith (Jul 11) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Was good to meet Jay and the match was played in good spirits in the basking sunshine. Thoroughly enjoyable and he put up a very good fight in the second set. Best of luck in the rest of your matches Jay!"  -- Terry
Terry Lawrence bt Lewis Richards (Jul 10) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Howarth bt Phil Tusler (Jul 9) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really well fought match with some great tennis being played. As ever, the elements and the usual challenges of grass faced us both and the match could have been anyone’s. Really look forward to getting back on court with Phil again soon."  -- David
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt David Howarth (Jul 7) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An absolute pleasure to meet and get to know David in our first ever meeting. It took David a few games to settle as I opened up a 4-0 lead in the first set only to see him fight back with three consecutive games of his own. David has an impressive serve but I managed to get a lot of balls back into play today which helped me take the first set 6-3. The second set was nip and tuck all the way with some long games that took us to 4-4. I then managed to break David's serve and hold my own to take the 2nd set 6-4. A very entertaining match played in great spirit and some excellent tennis along the way. Good luck with the rest of your matches David and I'm sure we will be on court facing each other again soon."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentTerry Lawrence bt David Howarth (Jul 5) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to catch up and play again Dave. We did well considering the windy conditions! Hopefully won't be so windy next time. Best of luck in your remaining matches! "  -- Terry
Lee Keeping bt Lewis Richards (Jul 3) Walkover
Reveal CommentDorin Vrasmas bt David Howarth (Jun 24) 6-4, 5-7, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "10-4 in tie break.David faught like a lion.Congratulation."  -- Dorin
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Phil Tusler (Jun 24) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely evening for tennis on the grass at our home courts and another tough encounter with Phil. A lot of closely contested games and a couple of net cords that went in my favour at important times in the match helped to tip the balance in my favour. Thank you for the game Phil, always a pleasure to share a court with you and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt David Howarth (Jun 23) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • ''Nice to meet David and played in a good friendly manner . Best of luck with your remaining matches David'' -- Lee
Reveal CommentTerry Lawrence bt Dorin Vrasmas (Jun 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Dorin and play our match. He made a real fight of it in the second set and there were some close games. Best of luck in your remaining matches. "  -- Terry
Phil Tusler bt Jay Smith (Jun 16) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentTerry Lawrence bt Phil Tusler (Jun 13) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Was good to see Phil again and it was a thoroughly enjoyable match on the grass courts, and played in good spirit. The second set was very close and I just managed to edge it. Good luck in your remaining matches Phil!"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Lewis Richards (Jun 11) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "My first meeting with Lewis and his first match on clay in what turned out to be a very close game. I managed to edge a very tight first set before recovering from 4-1 down in the second set to take the win. Really enjoyed meeting you Lewis and already looking forward to playing you again soon. Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentDorin Vrasmas bt Paul Whittenham (Jun 10) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another well-contested match with Dorin which was as close as the score line suggests. I let a 5-2 lead and a set point slip in the 1st set and another set point in the 2nd set. All credit to Dorin for fighting hard and taking a fully deserved victory. Good luck with your remaining matches Dorin. Always good to see you."  -- Paul
Terry Lawrence bt Lee Keeping (Jun 8) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Jay Smith (Jun 7) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play jay again . Jay played very well in the 2nd set and I just hung in there and managed to win in the end . Best of luck with your remaining matches jay . "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Jay Smith (Jun 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy conditions today which I thought both Jay and I handled pretty well. Lots of deuce games in a closely contested match. Always a pleasure Jay and good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Dorin Vrasmas (Jun 4) 6-1, 6-7 (1-7), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Dorin . Best of luck with your remaining matches Dorin "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Phil Tusler (Jun 2) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Phil wanted to play short format match today due to hot weather so I didn’t mind . Played on grass . Good match with Phil played in friendly manner . Best of luck with your remaining matches Phil . "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentTerry Lawrence bt Paul Whittenham (Jun 2) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable first return to singles action for me. Was good to meet Paul and he played very well. We were both exhausted from the heat in the second set, but we managed to finish it. "  -- Terry
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Paul Whittenham (May 29) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Paul today . Both pretty rusty as not played for a couple of months and it showed . Paul fought back from 5-0 down in 1st set but I managed to hold on and win set and 2nd set just made less mistakes in the end . Paul served and volleyed pretty well today . Good to see you mate and best of luck with rest of games . Stay safe "  -- Lee

Group Summary:

There were some fantastic matches in this group with no fewer than five 3-setters showing your competitive edge was very much alive post-lockdown! Congratulations to newcomer Robert for topping the group on his debut going undefeated in 7 matches, followed closely by James in runner up spot who did well to work through some rustiness to win 6 out of 7. A shout out to Dennis too who lost close 3-setters against Terry and George but prevailed in 3 against Ivan... well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Robert Hunt [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. James Missen 8.2 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ivan Katrandzhiev [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Terry Neale 8.2 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Dennis Greenwood [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. George Knight [W1, L3] 3
  7. Matt Webber 9.1 [L5]
  8. Steve Dobney [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobert Hunt bt Steve Dobney (Jul 21) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very hot and hard to serve at one end. Good game! Thanks Steve"  -- Robert
Ivan Katrandzhiev bt Matt Webber (Jul 20) Walkover
Reveal CommentJames Missen bt Matt Webber (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A scrappy match (certainley on my part), didn't feel sharp and could have been punished for it but ultimately got the W. Good luck for the rest of your matches Matt!"  -- James
Reveal CommentRobert Hunt bt Dennis Greenwood (Jul 15) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game this afternoon. Made to work hard in second set and from 5-2 up Dennis battled well! Finally over the line with 7th match point. Well played!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Hunt bt George Knight (Jul 14) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game today, thankfully the weather held off! 1 slip each in greasy first set but dried nicely. Some great rallies and shots throughout! "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentTerry Neale bt George Knight (Jul 10) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great first match against George and not entirely sure how I came away with the win. George plays a very powerful game and maybe it was because he was reluctant to ever drop down a gear that meant he made more errors than me. Look forward to playing again"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentTerry Neale bt Matt Webber (Jul 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Matt again, 5 years after our only other encounter in the league! A tough match which could have gone either way. I just about edged it by being a little bit more consistent, especially on serves. Hopefully it won't be another 5 years before we meet up again. "  -- Terry
Reveal CommentIvan Katrandzhiev bt Steve Dobney (Jun 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to meet and play with Steve. The weather was windy and wasnt easy to win at all. Thanks Steve and good luck. "  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentTerry Neale bt Dennis Greenwood (Jun 26) 6-4, 6-7 (1-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Was so pleased to see Dennis is in my group again, as we always have a cracking match, and today was no different. As usual, it was a hard-fought 3-setter, taking just shy of 3 hours on a sunny and warm afternoon, but our combined age of 111 did not stop either of us battling all the way to the end! I edged the first set and then Dennis battered me in the second set tie-break. At 5-1 up in the third set, the finishing line was very much in sight for me, but true to form Dennis turned it into a nail-biter, fighting back to 5-4 and I only just managed to clinch it at the fourth time of asking. That puts me up 4-3 in our League head-to-head, and I very much look forward to the next duel."  -- Terry
Reveal CommentDennis Greenwood bt Ivan Katrandzhiev (Jun 24) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really hot afternoon, Ivan served really well and it was a tight match."  -- Dennis
Robert Hunt bt Matt Webber (Jun 24) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentRobert Hunt bt Terry Neale (Jun 23) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very hot! Nice match, with some good rallies and many deuces!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Hunt bt Ivan Katrandzhiev (Jun 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Bit windy out and Ivan's big serve is a weapon!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentDennis Greenwood bt Matt Webber (Jun 19) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy, made the game a lottery and I was lucky"  -- Dennis
Reveal CommentJames Missen bt Steve Dobney (Jun 14) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Not pretty from either side but job done for me! Best of luck in your next matches Steve."  -- James
Reveal CommentIvan Katrandzhiev bt Terry Neale (Jun 13) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough game for me as in the end I was exhausted but manage to win. It was a good game with Terry overall. "  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentJames Missen bt Dennis Greenwood (Jun 10) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match, partly due to my diabolical forehand! Thankful to have gotten through, improvements to be made. Thanks for the guest fee Dennis, I owe you one."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Missen bt Terry Neale (Jun 9) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Had to grind Terry down, got alot of balls back and made me work for it. Thanks for the match!"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Missen bt Ivan Katrandzhiev (Jun 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Rain postponed our match. Score stands at 0 - 1, 30 - 15 with Ivan serving"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Missen bt George Knight (Jun 6) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Blustery unstable conditions but a fun match none the less. Needed the win! Thanks for covering my guest fee George, much appreciated, hope to play again!"  -- James

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGeorge Knight bt Dennis Greenwood (Jun 5) 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very well played today Dennis, really enjoyable match that went right to the end. Best of luck with the rest of your matches."  -- George
Robert Hunt bt James Missen (Jun 1) 6-2, 6-2

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Will for being the only player to complete all 6 matches and finish undefeated too on 6 wins... including a tricky 3-setter against Daniel played on wet courts initially! It was a close contest for runner up spot with Maksims just edging out Robert by winning their head-to-head which was Maksims' first match on grass. A great effort by Samia too who played 5 matches with long rallies and lots of running and was unlucky not to get a win on the board.

Final Rankings:

  1. Will Martin 9.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Maksims Afanasjevs 10.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Robert Haines [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Daniel Alexandru Rada [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tim Durham [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Peter Pullen 8.2 [L2]
  7. Samia Burridge 10.2 [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentWill Martin bt Maksims Afanasjevs (Jul 15) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and close match. After Maksims fought back to 5-4 in the first set the match seemed to hinge on who won the next game. I just had the upper hand as my higher risk shots were finding the lines. Thanks Maksims for the match. "  -- Will
Reveal CommentWill Martin bt Daniel Alexandru Rada (Jul 8) 6-4, 5-7, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "A decent match despite the weather. The first set was tricky as both players struggled on the wet ground, but the second and final set was much better with higher quality points as the court dried. Thanks Daniel for the match."  -- Will
Reveal CommentTim Durham bt Samia Burridge (Jul 7) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game against Samia, one which really was a lot closer than the score suggests. Lots of long rallies and lots of running throughout. Fortunately my serve was clicking for enough of the match to get me through, but it was a tough match and one in which the score does not do justice to how Samia played. Thanks for the game, good luck with your remaining match."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentMaksims Afanasjevs bt Samia Burridge (Jul 1) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Samia. Good luck with your next matches. "  -- Maksims
Reveal CommentWill Martin bt Samia Burridge (Jun 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • ''A very enjoyable early morning match, with some quality points. The second set was a lot closer than the score suggests, with a lot of deuces and close games. Thanks Samia for the match. Best of luck with your remaining matches.'' -- Will
Reveal CommentTim Durham bt Robert Haines (Jun 26) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game against Robert, lots of running and long close games. Fortunately for me a lot of my higher risk shots were finding the right side of the lines today. Thanks for the match and good to meet Robert. "  -- Tim
Reveal CommentWill Martin bt Tim Durham (Jun 24) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good quality match despite the extreme heat. Both of our games where affected by the heat which caused the points to be very short. Thanks Tim for the match. "  -- Will
Reveal CommentWill Martin bt Robert Haines (Jun 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very fast, entertaining match on grass and a very close start to both sets at 3-3, before I was able to pull ahead. First time I have played on grass in a long time and was good fun. Thanks Robert for the match."  -- Will
Reveal CommentDaniel Alexandru Rada bt Samia Burridge (Jun 18) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match with a lot of deuces!Thanks for playing Samia!"  -- Daniel Alexandru
Reveal CommentTim Durham bt Maksims Afanasjevs (Jun 18) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another long and close match, lasting just under 2 hours. Lots of deuce games and lots of running for every point. The match seemed to hinge on the 3rd game of the second set which I eventually managed to win, and then carry on for the 2nd and 3rd sets, both of which were closer than the score suggests. Thanks for a really good game, look forward to the rematch! "  -- Tim
Reveal CommentMaksims Afanasjevs bt Robert Haines (Jun 14) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First match on the grass court. Start wasn't good for me at all and I was behind 1:5 in the first set and lost 3:6, but after I managed to win two sets in a row. Was a good match. Lots of deuce games and 2h long match. Thank you Robert for a game. Good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Maksims
Reveal CommentWill Martin bt Peter Pullen (Jun 9) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match, with some quality points despite both Pete and I not having played for a while. "  -- Will
Reveal CommentRobert Haines bt Samia Burridge (Jun 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to play with such a charming lady, who has some fine strokes. I hope Samia is able to keep playing regularly to develop her control and consistency."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Haines bt Peter Pullen (Jun 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match with some hard hitting. I felt hot and out of breath at start of 2nd set, Peter played well to build a 3-0 lead. Somehow I found the energy to hang in and win the next 6 games."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentDaniel Alexandru Rada bt Tim Durham (Jun 4) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very difficult to win the first set,I was 5-1 up but Tim has come back at 5-5 and at the end I managed to win !Nice match with a lot of deuces!Thanks for playing!"  -- Daniel Alexandru
Reveal CommentRobert Haines bt Daniel Alexandru Rada (Jun 2) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A good return to competitive tennis. A hot evening with some good shots played by both of us. I felt under pressure when Daniel pulled back from 2-5 to 5-5, but managed to keep enough control of my game for the win!"  -- Robert

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMaksims Afanasjevs bt Daniel Alexandru Rada (May 28) 6-3, 6-7 (1-7), [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "And again our match was very close. 2h long and maybe 30 deuces in total. Was very hot and sunny weather. Daniel is a very good player. Good luck and I hope things go better in your next matches. "  -- Maksims

Group Summary:

It was tight at the top of Group 4 with defending champ David and league debutant Florin both winning 4 matches... but David prevailed in their head-to-head to retain his group title! Noelia and Samantha had a close 2-setter in the group's only all-ladies match, while Nigel had to retire through injury in his match against Florin... hope you're recovered now Nigel!

Final Rankings:

  1. David Simmons 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Florin Condurache [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Noelia Munoz [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kevin White 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Nigel Kirkby [W1, L3] 3
  6. Samantha Metzelaar 9.2 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Hilary Clark

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Simmons bt Nigel Kirkby (Jul 15) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Nigel - great game and a real test. "  -- David
Reveal CommentFlorin Condurache bt Kevin White (Jul 9) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Kevin. Good luck "  -- Florin
Reveal CommentNigel Kirkby bt Samantha Metzelaar (Jul 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "wind caused a few problems"  -- Nigel

Match of the Group:

Noelia Munoz bt Nigel Kirkby (Jul 6) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentKevin White bt Noelia Munoz (Jun 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough Game, in very hot conditions. could have gone either way. well played Noelia."  -- Kevin
David Simmons bt Samantha Metzelaar (Jun 24) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentKevin White bt Samantha Metzelaar (Jun 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Samantha, we had some good rallies."  -- Kevin
David Simmons bt Noelia Munoz (Jun 12) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentDavid Simmons bt Florin Condurache (Jun 8) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Simmon. "  -- Florin
Reveal CommentFlorin Condurache bt Nigel Kirkby (Jun 6) 3-2 Nigel Kirkby Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately Nigel got injured. Good luck Nigel and I wish you a quick recovery. "  -- Florin
Reveal CommentNoelia Munoz bt Samantha Metzelaar (Jun 6) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed that"  -- Noelia
Reveal CommentFlorin Condurache bt Noelia Munoz (May 31) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice game, I enjoyed it. Very well played Noelia!!! "  -- Florin
Reveal CommentFlorin Condurache bt Samantha Metzelaar (May 30) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Samantha. "  -- Florin

Group Summary:

This was a well contested group with everyone completing all their matches and earning midway bonus points, great work! Top spot went to Sorin with a clean sweep of 5 wins, closely followed by fellow league debutant Dobromir. There were 2 worthy contenders for Match of the Group too but we've gone with Elisa's marathon 3 set win over Sarah, the other being Lyuba's nailbiting 2-setter against Elisa with both sets going to tiebreaks... and notching up 2 hours 15 minutes in the process!

Final Rankings:

  1. Sorin Botezatu [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Dobromir Zhelev [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Elisa Lategano [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sarah Close [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lyuba Anderton 10.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Miriam Mclean [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentElisa Lategano bt Sarah Close (Jul 9) 7-5, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well done Sarah. We have played our match in 3 days nearly 4hours!! I enjoyed a lot! "  -- Elisa
Reveal CommentDobromir Zhelev bt Sarah Close (Jul 2) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match. A lot of fun. Sarah is a great player."  -- Dobromir
Sorin Botezatu bt Lyuba Anderton (Jul 1) 6-2, 6-1
Dobromir Zhelev bt Lyuba Anderton (Jun 23) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentLyuba Anderton bt Miriam Mclean (Jun 16) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a joy to play with Miriam again! She is such an excellent opponent who is bringing plenty of unexpected and technically elegant hits. Miriam is a solid player emotionally; she has kept calm when a football ball from kids playing next to the court landed just exactly next to our ball when she hit it. She replayed the point as nothing happened. I would have panic for the rest of the match :-) I'm so sorry that Miriam has got a bit of a lack of energy in the second set. So as I've promised, I will get a mega energetic chocolate bar for you our next match. I'm looking forward to playing with you again in the next round."  -- Lyuba
Sorin Botezatu bt Miriam Mclean (Jun 11) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentSarah Close bt Lyuba Anderton (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Such a good match. Was so close"  -- Sarah
Sorin Botezatu bt Sarah Close (Jun 8) 6-1, 6-1
Sorin Botezatu bt Elisa Lategano (Jun 7) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentDobromir Zhelev bt Miriam Mclean (Jun 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match despite the strong wind. Well played Miriam. "  -- Dobromir
Reveal CommentLyuba Anderton bt Elisa Lategano (Jun 5) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Just a fantastic match! Elisa is such a great fighter who I should learn from how to keep running every game till the very last possible chance to get it. Well done, bearing in mind this is her first attendance to the Local Tennis League round! Exhaustive 2 hours 15 minutes match with only brief breaks for a sip of water. We've experienced sun direct to face while serving, strong wind over battling vital points, and rain, eventually, just to complete the set of challenges brought to us from mother nature on the top of the match itself. But it was great fun, full of joy and fantastic moments. Good luck, Elisa, for the rest of the matches! See you soon on the court for more great tennis ;-) "  -- Lyuba
Sorin Botezatu bt Dobromir Zhelev (Jun 4) 6-4, 6-0
Sarah Close bt Miriam Mclean (Jun 1) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentElisa Lategano bt Miriam Mclean (May 31) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It has been a very nice match. I enjoyed a lot. "  -- Elisa
Reveal CommentDobromir Zhelev bt Elisa Lategano (May 30) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very good first game. Excellent experience."  -- Dobromir