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Collapse AllQueen's Park Singles - Round 15 | Thursday 5 September 2019 to Wednesday 30 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 October 2019)

It may nave been a bit wet and windy (when it wasn't also pretty hot), and there may have been some rather strange music from the cafe at times, but this was a very good round nevertheless with nearly two-thirds of matches played. It was nice to welcome so many new faces to the round - do hope you will want to play the ten-week 2019 into 2020 round!

Group Summary:

Thibault may have been a little anxious - would Alejandro, who had narrowly beaten him in their head-to-head continue his good run and play enough matches to catch him at the top of the table? Not this time, and Alejandro has to settle for a commendable silver. All to play for next time, but for now it's hats off to Thibault!

Final Rankings:

  1. Thibault Racovski 10.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alejandro Gil [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Geraint Evans 8.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kit Harding [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Stephen Leeke 8.1 [W2, L1] 5
  6. James Pooley [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Mitch Cook

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThibault Racovski bt Stephen Leeke (Oct 18) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Steve to serve"  -- Thibault
  • "A hard-fought match played over two sessions. Happy to see that the contest is getting more even after a few easy wins for Steve. Looking forward to the next one," -- Thibault
Stephen Leeke bt James Pooley (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentThibault Racovski bt Geraint Evans (Oct 5) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match that really could have gone either way. I guess I managed to keep Geraint uncomfortable with the intended and unintended changes in my game. Looking forward to a rematch."  -- Thibault
Reveal CommentStephen Leeke bt Geraint Evans (Oct 4) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to be on court with Geraint and get a win against a generous opponent "  -- Stephen
Kit Harding bt James Pooley (Sep 29) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Alejandro Gil bt Kit Harding (Sep 28) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Alejandro Gil bt Thibault Racovski (Sep 22) 1-6, 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentThibault Racovski bt Kit Harding (Sep 22) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An intense game despite the many errors on both sides. Kit was quite dominant in the second set when he got both his forehand and backhand working well, but I benefited from a drop in his accuracy in the third."  -- Thibault
Reveal CommentThibault Racovski bt James Pooley (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game, for me at least, but not a fair one since it was James' first time on artificial clay and he didn't have the right shoes. Westway's clay is quite heavy and lumpy these days."  -- Thibault
Geraint Evans bt James Pooley (Sep 15) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Geraint Evans bt Kit Harding (Sep 15) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Alejandro Gil bt Geraint Evans (Sep 14) 7-5, 6-0

Group Summary:

This group, full of good matches, was much closer at the top than the points total lets on. So well done Matt for battling through and keeping Tanmay and Armand at bay!

Final Rankings:

  1. Matt Michaud [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tanmay Chetan 8.2 [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Armand Chollet [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alex Zinovieff 8.2 [W2] 4
  5. Jose Luis Garcia Romero [W1, L2] 3
  6. Ignatios Charalampidis 10.1 [W1] 2
  7. Geoffrey Legrand 9.2 [L1, UF1] 2
  8. Albert Xena [L3, UF1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Albert Xena (Oct 25) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tight fun game!"  -- Tanmay
Reveal CommentAlex Zinovieff bt Albert Xena (Oct 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A much closer match than the scoreline suggests. Some exciting deuces, and good rallies. "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentMatt Michaud bt Albert Xena (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another good battle with Albert! Thanks for the match on a glorious morning after all the rain this week. Lots and lots of long rallies and a really enjoyable match. Good luck on the rest of the round!"  -- Matt
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Jose Luis Garcia Romero (Oct 10) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Close game with some nice rallies though we were both running out of steam towards the end!"  -- Tanmay
Reveal CommentGeoffrey Legrand v Albert Xena (Oct 5) 6-4, 2-6, 1-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Geoffrey to serve"  -- Geoffrey
Armand Chollet bt Tanmay Chetan (Oct 5) 7-5, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMatt Michaud bt Armand Chollet (Oct 2) 6-2, 6-4, 2-6

Player Comments:

  • "Many thanks for the match Armand and sorry it took 3 separate fixtures to finish it. Well played and good luck in the rest of the round!" -- Matt
  • " This was Moona's first league match and she played brilliantly. A delightful opponent, her ball placing is beautiful and she gave me the run-around. A really fun match which went to deuce and advantage a number of times. She deserved her win," -- Armand
Reveal CommentMatt Michaud bt Jose Luis Garcia Romero (Oct 2) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Jose! Lovely weather and some really good long rallies. Lots of deuce games too. Unlucky on the serve. Good luck with the rest of the round!"  -- Matt
Reveal CommentJose Luis Garcia Romero bt Armand Chollet (Sep 21) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match with Armand!!"  -- Jose Luis
Reveal CommentIgnatios Charalampidis bt Tanmay Chetan (Sep 14) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice match, lots of changes in the score, could have gone either way."  -- Ignatios
Reveal CommentArmand Chollet bt Geoffrey Legrand (Sep 14) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you very much Geoffrey, nice match with excellent weather ! "  -- Armand
Reveal CommentAlex Zinovieff bt Tanmay Chetan (Sep 10) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The most incredible match. Tanmay had me all over the place in the first set, and things evened up in the second. I was 4-1 up on the third before Tanmay levelled at 4-4. I thought I was completely done for, but in the fading light I managed to get the final two games. A total marathon, and I was out on my feet at the end. I've played Tanmay a few times now, and he's one of the most exciting in the league. Really good fun. "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentMatt Michaud bt Tanmay Chetan (Sep 7) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Matt!"  -- Tanmay

Group Summary:

Welcome to the five newcomers to the league, Katinka, Elizaveta, Nick, Raul and Charlie. Thanks for joining us - hope it was fun! This time it was a returning player, Osarobo, who carried off the crown and topped the group. It was close though. His match with Charlie was in itself a tight three-set battle and the two actually tied on points!

Final Rankings:

  1. Osarobo Agbontaen [W4, UF1] 9 WINNER
  2. Charlie Pendarves [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Elizaveta Koroleva [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Raul Espin [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Eric Sermage 9.2 [W1, UF1] 3
  6. Nick Atkins [W1] 2
  7. Katinka Newman [L3] 1

Match Results:

Osarobo Agbontaen bt Raul Espin (Oct 27) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentEric Sermage v Osarobo Agbontaen (Oct 20) 6-3, 4-6, 2-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Very close game - to be continued "  -- Eric
Reveal CommentCharlie Pendarves bt Raul Espin (Oct 5) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Raul! Really enjoyable. Thanks, Charlie "  -- Charlie
Osarobo Agbontaen bt Katinka Newman (Oct 3) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentCharlie Pendarves bt Katinka Newman (Sep 29) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really great game in some pretty terrible conditions! Thanks for braving the weather with me Katinka "  -- Charlie

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentOsarobo Agbontaen bt Charlie Pendarves (Sep 28) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game. Constantly went back and forth and could have gone either way. Also good to meet a fellow Arsenal fan. Cheers Osarobo. "  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentNick Atkins bt Raul Espin (Sep 28) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really great game and enjoyable even in windy conditions! Thanks Raul"  -- Nick
Osarobo Agbontaen bt Elizaveta Koroleva (Sep 21) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentRaul Espin bt Katinka Newman (Sep 14) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match under gorgeous weather. Really enjoyed it!!! Thanks Katinka"  -- Raul
Reveal CommentCharlie Pendarves bt Elizaveta Koroleva (Sep 14) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great, and very close game! Thanks Elizaveta "  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentEric Sermage bt Elizaveta Koroleva (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game with a close second set. The score doesn’t do justice. Thanks Liza"  -- Eric
Reveal CommentElizaveta Koroleva bt Raul Espin (Sep 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Fun and more competitive than the score shows ;) Thank you Liza. Well done!," -- Raul

Group Summary:

With Michaels playing Michaels and Andrews playing Andrews you had to keep your wits about you in this group and that's something newcomer Nico did brilliantly. Nico managed to play all his opponents and won a full house of matches, each in straight sets! Like most of the other players, including runner up Deborah, he added bonus points to an already impressive points tally. We'll be seeing Nico in higher groups for sure!

Final Rankings:

  1. Nico Battistini [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Deborah Unger [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Michael Loutsios 9.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Lawrence [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andrew Korolev 10.2 [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Adrian Mucalov 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  7. Michael McCormick [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdrian Mucalov bt Deborah Unger (Oct 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Terrific match, many deuces! Second try after a rainout... was worth the wait!"  -- Adrian
Nico Battistini bt Michael Loutsios (Oct 20) 6-4, 6-3
Nico Battistini bt Deborah Unger (Oct 19) 7-5, 6-1
Andrew Lawrence bt Michael McCormick (Oct 6) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
Nico Battistini bt Andrew Lawrence (Oct 2) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentDeborah Unger bt Michael Loutsios (Sep 28) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very hard fought!"  -- Deborah
Nico Battistini bt Michael McCormick (Sep 28) 6-4, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Andrew Lawrence bt Andrew Korolev (Sep 27) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentDeborah Unger bt Michael McCormick (Sep 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day to play and my first time at Kilburn "  -- Deborah
Reveal CommentMichael Loutsios bt Michael McCormick (Sep 21) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to play Michael today (great name by the way 😋) on a glorious sunshine ☀️ day. Michael broke my serve early on and made some fantastic shots. In the second set we played a fantastic rally at the net which involved quite a few volleys which Michael won. It was an enjoyable match and hope to meet again. Good luck for the remainder of matches. "  -- Michael
Nico Battistini bt Adrian Mucalov (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentMichael Loutsios bt Andrew Korolev (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very hot day but we managed to get through it. ☀️ Andrew got off to a good start and broke my serve early on. I was also lucky with 2 net cords that went my way. It was an enjoyable match and good luck for the remainder of matches. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentAndrew Korolev bt Michael McCormick (Sep 14) 5-7, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasant game though it was getting hot on a sunny side. Thanks!"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentDeborah Unger bt Andrew Lawrence (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely morning to play. Fun game"  -- Deborah
Reveal CommentAdrian Mucalov bt Andrew Korolev (Sep 8) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, great exercise!"  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentDeborah Unger bt Andrew Korolev (Sep 7) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game. Bit windy but we managed "  -- Deborah
Nico Battistini bt Andrew Korolev (Sep 6) 6-1, 6-2

Group Summary:

A really impressive winning streak from Victoria who won all her five matches. Three of them went the distance showing not only what a close group this was, but what a great competitor, under pressure, Victoria is. Jason was the only player to earn bonus points in the group, an achievement that helped him to second place in the table. Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Victoria Stewart [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Jason Boscacci [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Christina Zoubir [W2, L2, UF1] 5
  4. Sarah Taylor [L1, UF3] 3
  5. Ben Ferard [L3, UF2] 2
  6. Alex Routledge [L2, UF2] 2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVictoria Stewart bt Sarah Taylor (Oct 21) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Hard work for a Monday evening! Thanks for the game Sarah"  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentSarah Taylor v Alex Routledge (Oct 20) 3-6, 7-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A close match! Lots of log Rallies. Some TERRIBLE live music in the cafe to accompany us. And an autumn chill in the air. Failing light stopped play. Thanks Alex for a great game....TBC!"  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentSarah Taylor v Christina Zoubir (Oct 18) 7-6 (7-4) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in autumnal weather. To be continued "  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentVictoria Stewart bt Alex Routledge (Oct 13) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough match! Hope we get to play again. "  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentChristina Zoubir bt Ben Ferard (Oct 4) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Some great rallies. Thanks Ben for the game!"  -- Christina
Reveal CommentVictoria Stewart bt Ben Ferard (Oct 3) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the game. Thanks Ben!"  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentChristina Zoubir bt Alex Routledge (Sep 14) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Epic match! Thank you Alex"  -- Christina
Reveal CommentVictoria Stewart bt Jason Boscacci (Sep 13) 6-3, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match. Glad we played 3 sets!"  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentVictoria Stewart bt Christina Zoubir (Sep 11) 5-7, 7-5, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "What a tough match!"  -- Victoria
Ben Ferard v Sarah Taylor (Sep 10) 6-2, 4-2 TBC
Jason Boscacci bt Ben Ferard (Sep 9) 6-4, 6-4
Jason Boscacci bt Christina Zoubir (Sep 8) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentAlex Routledge v Ben Ferard (Sep 7) 5-7, 6-4, 1-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "The quality was up and down but there was plenty of drama. Both players opened with comfortable holds, but then the breaks started coming thick and fast. I had a chance to serve for the first set at 5-4, and was 40-0 at 5-6, but ended up dropping the set with a double fault. In the second, I took an early lead before again seeing my serve break down. But this time I just about managed to hold serve to take the set 6-4, despite not landing a single first serve in that game. Ben takes a 3-1 lead in the deciding set into the next session, but it's not over yet!"  -- Alex

Group Summary:

Welcome to Adrien, Theo and Ivana, three more newbies to the league and three players who helped make this an excellent group to anchor the round. Indeed, Theo topped the group and Ivana (on the narrow basis of conceding fewer sets and games on average per match played than John) earned the runner's up spot.

Final Rankings:

  1. Theo Knowles [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Ivana Orlovic [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. John Morgan [W2, L3] 4
  4. Hilary Atherton [W1] 2
  5. Adrien Pinsard [L3] 1
  6. Geraldine Sermage [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIvana Orlovic bt John Morgan (Oct 27) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Ivana what a good game we had today. Finally a nice afternoon to play a fun game of tennis."  -- John
Theo Knowles bt Adrien Pinsard (Oct 26) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentHilary Atherton bt John Morgan (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game for this Sunday Morning the weather was good. Hilary played really well we had one game that took ages to finish."  -- John
Ivana Orlovic bt Adrien Pinsard (Oct 7) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTheo Knowles bt John Morgan (Oct 6) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game between me and Theo some really good points and rallies between us both. Thanks for a great game"  -- John
Theo Knowles bt Ivana Orlovic (Sep 28) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentJohn Morgan bt Adrien Pinsard (Sep 21) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Me and Adrien had a very close game some excellent shots were played. In particularly one game went for about nearly 10 mins on a deuce- advantage and back again. Well played hope you enjoy the rest of the league. let me know if you want a rematch soon."  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Morgan bt Geraldine Sermage (Sep 8) 6-1, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good game to start the round off both of us doing well in the first two sets . the 3rd set was really close well done Geraldine for making me work very hard to win. Thanks for a good game it was so close. Thanks John"  -- John