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Collapse AllPortsmouth Singles - Round 46 | Thursday 17 June 2021 to Wednesday 11 August 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 July 2021)

Thanks for playing in another great Round of Local Tennis Leagues! We saw many new and returning players on court, with plenty of matches played across the UK. We hope you enjoyed meeting new people and experiencing fun battles in your local area. There’s more tennis to come later this month with new Singles and Doubles Rounds launching in various locations. Be sure to sign up now for your next Round while the sun is still shining this summer!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Terry Lawrence [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Toby Pallett [W5] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Lopez [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. David Howarth [W3, L1] 6
  5. Derek Allaway 6.2 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jay Smith 8.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Dorin Vrasmas [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. James Leonard [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentToby Pallett bt Terry Lawrence (Aug 10) 7-6 (8-6), 5-7, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "A remarkable match. Some long rallies mixed with good tactical play. After losing the first set (having leading the tie break 6-2), Toby did very well to fight back and win it. I then won a closely fought second set before Toby won the champions tie break 10-5. Very enjoyable and arguably one of the most enjoyable singles matches I have played in a while :) "  -- Terry
David Howarth bt Dorin Vrasmas (Aug 8) 6-2, 6-0
Toby Pallett bt Daniel Lopez (Aug 8) 7-5, 6-4
David Howarth bt Jay Smith (Aug 6) 6-0, 7-5
Toby Pallett bt Derek Allaway (Aug 5) 6-1, 6-4
Toby Pallett bt Dorin Vrasmas (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-2
Toby Pallett bt Jay Smith (Jul 29) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentDaniel Lopez bt Dorin Vrasmas (Jul 28) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a fun match in which, despite Dorin suffering from a back injury, we had a tight first set. I hope we play again, Dorin, when you are fully recovered. All the best for your remaining matches."  -- Daniel
David Howarth bt Derek Allaway (Jul 23) 6-3, 6-4
Terry Lawrence bt David Howarth (Jul 21) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTerry Lawrence bt James Leonard (Jul 15) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet James, and this was one of the most competitive and enjoyable singles matches that I have had the pleasure of playing in many many years. Nearly every game contested went to deuce and it produced some exceptionally high quality shots and long rallies. At one set all this match really could have gone either way and after having match points at 5-2, back came James again to pull it back to 4-5 before I finally broke his serve to take the match. Thanks again James - and best of luck in your remaining matches!"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentDaniel Lopez bt Derek Allaway (Jul 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was great fun playing Derek again. The court definitely favoured me this time, but we had some great rallies throughout the match. Good luck on your remaining games, Derek."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Lopez bt Jay Smith (Jul 11) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very close match all the way from the start, which made it really fun. Jay fought every ball and hit some great winners. In the end I was able to tilt the match my way at the end of both sets. Good luck in your next games, Jay and I’m looking forward to our next battle. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentJay Smith bt Dorin Vrasmas (Jul 9) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to finally play Dorin, the first set was very close. I started well taking the lead before Dorin fought back, I had to then reset to regain the advantage. There were some close games in the second set too but I was more consistent with my shots and won through. Look forward to playing Dorin again."  -- Jay
Reveal CommentDerek Allaway bt Jay Smith (Jul 2) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always good to play Jay as his game and shot making improves so much in between our matches."  -- Derek
Reveal CommentTerry Lawrence bt Daniel Lopez (Jul 1) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to play Daniel again, and this was a very gruelling match throughout. After he deservedly won the opening set I had to dig very deep to win the second. It was anyone's match going into the final set and after some very long rallies and good tactical play I managed to come through it to take the match. Thoroughly enjoyable, if not exhausting for us both at the very end. Best of luck in your remaining matches Daniel!"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentDerek Allaway bt Dorin Vrasmas (Jul 1) 6-2, 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Well what a battle this was! after taking the first set quite comfortably Dorin set about breaking my game up very nicely in the second and continued into the 3rd going 5-0 up then took his foot of the pedal. Very happy to win from that position as i am sure Dorin is very dissapointed! ANOTHER DAY DORIN!!!! "  -- Derek
Reveal CommentTerry Lawrence bt Dorin Vrasmas (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Dorin again, and he started the match with a strong opening service game. Thereafter I took control and found form very quickly, producing one of my best complete singles performances in a while. Best of luck in your remaining matches Dorin!"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentTerry Lawrence bt Derek Allaway (Jun 23) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to finally play Derek again after all these years. Both sets were closer than the scoreline reflected and he certainly had chances to win a few more games. Best of luck in your remaining matches Del, and also the upcoming tournaments you are competing in!"  -- Terry

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Robin Ward [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Chris Corbett 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Alexandru Rada [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sam Jones [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lewis Richards 8.1 [W1, L2] 3
  6. Richard Hebbes [W1, L1] 2
  7. Adam Bond [L4] 2

Match Results:

Robin Ward bt Lewis Richards (Aug 10) Walkover
Reveal CommentLewis Richards bt Adam Bond (Aug 3) 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "A real battle, and I was fortunate to come through in the end. Adam has a big first serve and it was a tough match. Thanks very much for a great game and good luck with your next matches!"  -- Lewis
Reveal CommentRichard Hebbes bt Sam Jones (Jul 23) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Was lucky to get 2 in the 2nd set, shocking display from me, best of luck with the rest of your games Richard!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentDaniel Alexandru Rada bt Adam Bond (Jul 21) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match with many deuces which could go either way!Thanks for playing Adam!"  -- Daniel Alexandru
Reveal CommentChris Corbett bt Sam Jones (Jul 14) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A tight match on the grass in boiling conditions which could have gone either way! I managed to find a bit of rhythm in the last set to take the match. Well played Sam and good luck in your remaining games."  -- Chris
Robin Ward bt Daniel Alexandru Rada (Jul 14) 6-1, 6-3
Sam Jones bt Adam Bond (Jul 13) 6-0, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChris Corbett bt Robin Ward (Jul 9) 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Absolute battle this evening with Robin which could have gone either way. He doesn't give up on any shot and court coverage was very impressive. Thanks for the game and good luck in the rest of your matches"  -- Chris
Robin Ward bt Sam Jones (Jul 7) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentChris Corbett bt Daniel Alexandru Rada (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Daniel, good luck in the rest of your matches!"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentDaniel Alexandru Rada bt Lewis Richards (Jun 29) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An epic battle!I had 6-4 and 5-2 in second set but I coudn’t close the set, and win the match!In the 3rd set I was 0-5 down but I manage to win 7 games !Lewis is an amazing player!Thanks for playing!"  -- Daniel Alexandru
Robin Ward bt Richard Hebbes (Jun 25) 6-3, 6-4
Robin Ward bt Adam Bond (Jun 23) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentDaniel Alexandru Rada bt Sam Jones (Jun 23) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match with long rallies which could have gone either way!Thanks for playing Sam!"  -- Daniel Alexandru

Group Summary:

This was a closely contested group with Maksims and Florin both ending on 10 points, however Maksims won their head to head in 3 sets to take the title!

Final Rankings:

  1. Maksims Afanasjevs 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Florin Condurache [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. James Missen 8.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Param Rai [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Will Martin 9.2 [L4]
  6. Lee Bellchambers [L1]
  7. Mitchell Talbot 9.2

Match Results:

Param Rai bt Will Martin (Aug 5) Walkover
Reveal CommentMaksims Afanasjevs bt Will Martin (Jul 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Early morning tennis match. Quite a lot of deuces. Thanks Will. Good luck in the rest of your matches. "  -- Maksims
Reveal CommentMaksims Afanasjevs bt James Missen (Jul 14) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very hard match. 2h 10min long. Many long rallies and aporx. 40 deuces.. Both did not play best tennis today. I was struggling with my first serve. Anyway, I was more lucky in the end. Thanks for game James, well played. Good luck in your next matches."  -- Maksims
Reveal CommentJames Missen bt Will Martin (Jul 13) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately for Will, form didnt quite happen for him today. I managed to feed off of errors, but I was still made to work to get the ball into play. I was able to keep my own errors down, aside from a couple of loose service games to see myself through. Thanks for the game Will, best of luck with the remainder of your matches!"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Missen bt Param Rai (Jul 10) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A comfortable scoreline but overall not a comfortable match. A solid mid section but a few loose games before and after caused me problems. Param got enough balls in play to make me work for this one, but better form conpared to my last match saw me through. Thanks for hosting Param, best of luck with your remaining matches!"  -- James
Reveal CommentFlorin Condurache bt Will Martin (Jul 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Will. Good luck with your next matches. Florin "  -- Florin
Reveal CommentMaksims Afanasjevs bt Florin Condurache (Jul 1) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Not the best game from both of us. Many unforced errors. Anyway, quite a long match 1h 50 min which I have managed to win. Good game Florin and good luck in your next matches. "  -- Maksims

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames Missen bt Florin Condurache (Jun 30) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very tough match for me, Florin gets alot of balls back in play and managed to feed off of my inconsistancy well, I was incredibly fortunate in the end. A special thanks to Florin for being so gracious despite feeling slightly aggrieved, having had to stop yesterday after having the momentum on his side. I probably did not deserve to win regardless, but got lucky." -- James
Reveal CommentMaksims Afanasjevs bt Param Rai (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Windy Sunday morning. Many long rallies. Good game Param Rai. Good luck in your next matches. "  -- Maksims
Reveal CommentFlorin Condurache bt Lee Bellchambers (Jun 20) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, well played Lee. Thank you for playing and good luck with your next matches "  -- Florin
Reveal CommentFlorin Condurache bt Param Rai (Jun 19) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Param. Thanks for playing and good luck with your next matches. Florin "  -- Florin

Group Summary:

Another close group with Andrew just pipping David to the post by winning their head to head... well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrew Bryant [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. David Simmons 10.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Alex White [W3] 6
  4. Michaela Vitkova 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Alex Prunean [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tim Durham [W1, L1] withdrawn 2
  7. Elyas Alhilly [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMichaela Vitkova bt Elyas Alhilly (Aug 3) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun match with far too many deuces. Thanks for the good game. "  -- Michaela
David Simmons bt Elyas Alhilly (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-1
Alex White bt David Simmons (Jul 29) 6-4, 6-2
Alex White bt Alex Prunean (Jul 18) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentTim Durham bt Alex Prunean (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game, it took Alex a while to get used to the grass and we had some good rallies throughout. Thanks for the game, good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Tim
Andrew Bryant bt Tim Durham (Jul 8) 6-2, 6-0
David Simmons bt Alex Prunean (Jul 4) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentMichaela Vitkova bt Alex Prunean (Jul 2) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very friendly match with some great rallies. Really enjoyable evening. Now, go Rog :) "  -- Michaela
Andrew Bryant bt Elyas Alhilly (Jun 29) 6-0, 6-0
Andrew Bryant bt David Simmons (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-2
Alex White bt Elyas Alhilly (Jun 26) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAlex Prunean bt Elyas Alhilly (Jun 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice, friendly first match in the sunshine! Elyas has a powerful serve that can cause a lot of trouble. We had some good, long rallies. Good luck with the rest of the matches! "  -- Alex
David Simmons bt Michaela Vitkova (Jun 20) 6-2, 6-1

Group Summary:

This time Lewis and Gavin both won 5 matches to finish on 12 points apiece, so their head to head proved to be all important with Lewis edging the second set tiebreak to end as group champ!

Final Rankings:

  1. Lewis Smith [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Gavin Lane [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Luke Tuffs [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. James Macpherson [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Edwin Tsang [W2, L2] 4
  6. Renato Campesi 9.2 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Lesley Kelly 9.2 [L2] withdrawn

Match Results:

Lewis Smith bt James Macpherson (Aug 11) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentLuke Tuffs bt James Macpherson (Aug 10) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice to meet you James. Good match with some nice rallies in great weather! Good luck with your future matches."  -- Luke
Reveal CommentGavin Lane bt Edwin Tsang (Aug 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to play Edwin. Conditions were a bit windy and Edwin had some bad luck on that front Hope to play again some time "  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentLewis Smith bt Edwin Tsang (Jul 25) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in absolute horrendous weather. Thanks for coming out and playing in torrential rain Edwin. Good luck in the rest of your matches"  -- Lewis
Reveal CommentGavin Lane bt Luke Tuffs (Jul 22) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Well that was an epic in the sun! Luke had me on the defensive for most of the match and if it was down to which player hit the most clean winners he would have won easily. It really was a competitive match "  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentEdwin Tsang bt Renato Campesi (Jul 18) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game and good player, good luck for the rest game. "  -- Edwin
Reveal CommentGavin Lane bt Renato Campesi (Jul 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the match. Played in a great spirit and the match was closer than the score suggested "  -- Gavin
Gavin Lane bt Lesley Kelly (Jul 9) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentLewis Smith bt Luke Tuffs (Jul 8) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match Luke and great serve. Best of luck in the rest of your matches"  -- Lewis
Reveal CommentLuke Tuffs bt Renato Campesi (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Renato, well played."  -- Luke
Gavin Lane bt James Macpherson (Jul 2) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentLewis Smith bt Gavin Lane (Jun 26) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and play Gavin for the first time. Very tight match with a lot of good rallies. I was lucky with a few shots that hit the net but still went over. Good luck in the rest of your matches Gavin."  -- Lewis
James Macpherson bt Renato Campesi (Jun 26) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentLuke Tuffs bt Lesley Kelly (Jun 26) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Lesley. Fun match with perfect weather. Good luck in your upcoming matches!"  -- Luke

Match of the Group:

Edwin Tsang bt James Macpherson (Jun 24) 7-6 (10-8), 3-6, 6-4
Lewis Smith bt Renato Campesi (Jun 23) 6-0, 6-0

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. David Bridger [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Mark Wycherley [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Mike Roibu [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Marilena Dinca [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Miriam Mclean [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Matthew Atkins [W1, L1] 2
  7. Lyuba Anderton 10.2 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMarilena Dinca bt Lyuba Anderton (Aug 4) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First time playing Lyuba, lovely condition and a superb magnolia tree in the background :)) thank you for a fun game and i am sure we'll play again soon! "  -- Marilena
Reveal CommentMark Wycherley bt Miriam Mclean (Jul 24) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Miriam and her dog. Skidding wet surface made it a bit tricky to judge the bounce at times. Had some great rallies and some tight games that could easily have gone the other way. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Wycherley bt Marilena Dinca (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Mary, far better player than scoreline suggests. About half the games going to deuce overall. After the first 3 games went to deuce I think we both thought we were in for a long match in the heat. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMike Roibu bt Matthew Atkins (Jul 17) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of sunshine on an early weekend morning. Shaky start on both sides early in the first set. I had an advantage since my strokes were fairly consistent that day, and my serve stayed mostly stable. Could have easily been a much closer match, if not a loss for me! Good game!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentDavid Bridger bt Lyuba Anderton (Jul 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy down on Southsea so made serving hard but we had some great rallies and like some of the matches in our league - the score doesn't really reflect the overall game. Thanks for the game Lyuba!"  -- David
Reveal CommentMarilena Dinca bt Miriam Mclean (Jul 10) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "One of the best matches Miriam and I had so far with some good long rallies in the first set. Had to stop the second set at 5-5 after 2h of playing and re-start for the decider another day.Great fun!"  -- Marilena
Reveal CommentDavid Bridger bt Mark Wycherley (Jul 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Mark very kindly let me of being an hour late - it was 9am on court 10 rather than 10am on court 9 which I thought it was ! (I booked it as well). Was a bit wet and windy and both struggled with some of the bounces of the ball. Was good game though and scoreline wasn't true reflection of the game."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Bridger bt Marilena Dinca (Jul 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "was a bit distracting having a loud and obnoxious coach on the next court, shouting at the trainee all the time. SWING SWING SWING!! kept us amused at times anyway!"  -- David
Reveal CommentMark Wycherley bt Mike Roibu (Jul 3) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really good tight match. Some good long rallies and some tight deuce games, one game I never thought would end! Thank Mike for an enjoyable morning. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Wycherley bt Lyuba Anderton (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the scoreline there were some very closely fought points, good rallies and tight games. Thank you Lyuba for an enjoyable game. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentDavid Bridger bt Miriam Mclean (Jul 1) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Both struggled for consistency in the morning heat"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Bridger bt Mike Roibu (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game and was good meeting Mike. Lots of close games and think my unorthodox style was unusual to Mike!"  -- David

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMiriam Mclean bt Lyuba Anderton (Jun 30) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was a tough match and Lyubia brought her fighting spirit always going for every point but I think by the second set I think the pull of the football match was too strong! I hope the disastrous ending of dropping your phone doesn’t leave a bad memory of our game"  -- Miriam
Reveal CommentMatthew Atkins bt Miriam Mclean (Jun 28) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good game - much more competitive than the score suggests, there were a lot of long deuce games and some great rallies."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMike Roibu bt Marilena Dinca (Jun 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First time playing with Mary, fun match. A few fun rallies back and forth, not easy to get winners off. I had an advantage since I serve topspin a lot and with the surface it was constantly bouncing really high. Good game, good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMike Roibu bt Miriam Mclean (Jun 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Miriam again. Closer than the score suggests, lots of games going to deuce. Lots of improvement since last time, if I hadn't been playing particularly well today it would have been much closer in score as well. Good luck with the rest of the matches, good game!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMike Roibu bt Lyuba Anderton (Jun 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Lyuba again. Finished the match in the rain, started off as a drizzle but steadily got worse. Some fun rallies, good game!"  -- Mike