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Collapse AllQueen's Park Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 21 November 2019 to Wednesday 29 January 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 December 2019)

Two thirds of all possible matches were played (66%) in another great round in lovely Queen's Park. Very well done all and hope to see you playing again next time!

Group Summary:

Group champ Luca had to face Steve's great shots, Kit's 'sliced lefty serve', Geraint's 'wild bouncing serves' and Matt's 'decisive athletic smashes', all of which sound exhausting! Well done to him for coming through 6 matches successfully to top the group with Vladimir just two points behind.

Final Rankings:

  1. Luca Calderone 8.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Vladimir Nex [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Thibault Racovski 10.1 [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Matt Michaud [W3, L2, UF1] 9
  5. Stephen Leeke 8.1 [W2, L3, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Geraint Evans 8.2 [W1, L5] 5
  7. Kit Harding [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Harrison Lee 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Matt Michaud bt Geraint Evans (Jan 25) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Vladimir Nex bt Geraint Evans (Jan 17) 6-2, 6-0
Vladimir Nex bt Matt Michaud (Jan 15) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentLuca Calderone bt Matt Michaud (Jan 12) 6-4, 5-7, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Luca! The lethal Spin-Doctor :-) Despite the poor lighting you were able to put away a number of decisive athletic smashes. I tried my best, but in the end lost to the better player. Well done! Maybe next time..." Matt
Thibault Racovski bt Kit Harding (Jan 11) 6-1, 6-2
Geraint Evans bt Kit Harding (Jan 7) 6-2, 7-5
Thibault Racovski bt Geraint Evans (Jan 5) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentMatt Michaud bt Kit Harding (Jan 2) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match with Kit! Sorry it took so long to complete but the xmas break with some continental coaching clearly paid dividends as Kit's lethal Nadalesque, left-handed running forehand got the better of me, time and time again! Look forward to our next match!," -- Matt
Matt Michaud bt Thibault Racovski (Dec 31) 5-7, 7-5, [10-5]
Reveal CommentLuca Calderone bt Geraint Evans (Dec 22) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Apart from Geraint's wild bouncing service our shots weren't quite rolling today, but the match was nice and balanced until the last two games. "  -- Luca
Stephen Leeke bt Geraint Evans (Dec 16) 1-6, 7-5, 6-2
Vladimir Nex bt Kit Harding (Dec 14) 6-1, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentThibault Racovski bt Stephen Leeke (Dec 8) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight game in tricky weather conditions."  -- Thibault
Reveal CommentLuca Calderone bt Kit Harding (Dec 8) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see you back in the league Kit. Though you were rusty we had some very nice rallies; very happy to face your sliced lefty service again. "  -- Luca
Luca Calderone bt Thibault Racovski (Dec 5) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentLuca Calderone bt Stephen Leeke (Dec 4) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "As always I had to deal with some lethal slices from Steve's beautiful squash hand. Today winter gave us a lovely sunny day! "  -- Luca
Stephen Leeke v Matt Michaud (Dec 3) 4-6, 7-5 TBC
Luca Calderone bt Harrison Lee (Nov 24) Walkover
Vladimir Nex bt Stephen Leeke (Nov 24) 6-4, 6-1
Stephen Leeke bt Kit Harding (Nov 23) 6-3, 6-0
Vladimir Nex bt Thibault Racovski (Nov 22) 6-4, 6-1

Group Summary:

While this is of course only one winner - very well done to Tanmay - and one runner up, (congratulations Mike), there is often a nugget of a match between two others in the group. How is this (Alex v Chris) for an encounter? "An unreal match. There was literally not an easy point played. Totally exhausting. Attritional. Brilliant."

Final Rankings:

  1. Tanmay Chetan 8.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Mike Herring [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Rouffaert [W1, L3] 3
  4. Nico Battistini [W1, L2] 3
  5. Sam Young [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alex Zinovieff 8.2 [W1, L1] 2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlex Zinovieff bt Chris Rouffaert (Jan 26) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An unreal match. There was literally not an easy point played. Totally exhausting. Attritional. Brilliant. "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Alex Zinovieff (Jan 15) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough battle as always with Alex, who was returning to tennis after a gap. Having played a bit recently helped me prevail!"  -- Tanmay
Reveal CommentMike Herring bt Nico Battistini (Jan 4) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really nice game: great way to kick off 2020. Thanks Nico! We will meet again in the grass soon..."  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMike Herring bt Chris Rouffaert (Dec 31) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Titanic struggle in the first game and a tough first set. I got some lucky breaks in the second, which was closer than score suggests. Nice game, thanks Chris!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Chris Rouffaert (Dec 30) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tight game with long rallies! I somehow made it through "  -- Tanmay
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Nico Battistini (Dec 14) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in very windy conditions!"  -- Tanmay
Nico Battistini bt Sam Young (Dec 7) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentMike Herring bt Tanmay Chetan (Dec 7) 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun match, with lots of long rallies and ups and downs. Mike is returning to tennis after a gap but will be quite formidable with a few more hours under his belt!"  -- Tanmay
Reveal CommentChris Rouffaert bt Sam Young (Dec 1) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game"  -- Chris
Tanmay Chetan bt Sam Young (Nov 22) 6-2, 6-0

Group Summary:

No bonus points here and while there could have been a few more matches played, we are pleased to see that everyone got at least one match. Albert played the most and is rewarded with getting gold in the group, finishing just two points ahead of Osaboro. Well played guys!

Final Rankings:

  1. Albert Xena [W3, UF1] 7 WINNER
  2. Osarobo Agbontaen [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Theo Knowles [W1] 2
  4. Adrian Mucalov 10.2 [L1, UF1] 1
  5. Najib Bajali [L1]
  6. Victoria Stewart [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlbert Xena bt Osarobo Agbontaen (Jan 27) 6-1, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great time. Thanks Osarobo!"  -- Albert
Reveal CommentAlbert Xena v Adrian Mucalov (Jan 27) 6-2, 1-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "It started raining and we couldn't finish the match. Still had a good time. Thanks Adrian!"  -- Albert
Reveal CommentAlbert Xena bt Victoria Stewart (Jan 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Victoria for the game!"  -- Albert
Reveal CommentOsarobo Agbontaen bt Victoria Stewart (Jan 14) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun! Many thanks Victoria."  -- Osarobo
Reveal CommentOsarobo Agbontaen bt Adrian Mucalov (Jan 12) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Was a pleasure playing Adrian again, he has improved a great deal since I last played him."  -- Osarobo
Reveal CommentAlbert Xena bt Najib Bajali (Jan 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Najib for the game!"  -- Albert

Match of the Group:

Theo Knowles bt Victoria Stewart (Dec 7) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1

Group Summary:

Funny how it goes sometimes. In the top three, Christina beat Michael, Michael beat Alex and Alex beat Christina. But Michael finished just one point ahead and as Alex beat Christina, he is second, though they tied on points. So close! Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Michael O'Doherty [W3, L1] 7 WINNER
  2. Alex Routledge [W2, L1, UF1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Christina Zoubir [W3, L1] 6
  4. Adrien Pinsard [W1, L3] 3
  5. Kitty Phillips [L3, UF1] 1
  6. Jacob Lourie

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristina Zoubir bt Adrien Pinsard (Jan 28) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun playing. Lots of great rallies. To be continued!"  -- Christina
Reveal CommentAdrien Pinsard bt Kitty Phillips (Jan 13) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Extremely windy day to play, lots of close games, looking forward to finishing the match."  -- Kitty
Reveal CommentChristina Zoubir bt Kitty Phillips (Jan 13) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Cold and windy but fun match!! "  -- Christina
Reveal CommentMichael O'Doherty bt Kitty Phillips (Jan 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Starting the new year with tennis on an overcast morning. Fun game and we just avoided the rain."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentAlex Routledge bt Christina Zoubir (Dec 31) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match, with plenty of twists and turns. It was also almost exactly the reverse of the scoreline when Christina and I played in the last round. Decider in the next round?" -- Alex

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMichael O'Doherty bt Alex Routledge (Dec 29) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Game to be finished. Mike to serve."  -- Michael
  • "Very close game. Played a further set 4-6," -- Michael
Reveal CommentChristina Zoubir bt Michael O'Doherty (Dec 21) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Early morning start that started sunny and then got rainy. A game of mental concentration!"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentAlex Routledge bt Adrien Pinsard (Dec 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game in some nice sunny weather. "  -- Alex
Alex Routledge v Kitty Phillips (Dec 14) 6-1, 3-1 TBC
Reveal CommentMichael O'Doherty bt Adrien Pinsard (Dec 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game on a cold and quiet day. Some good rallies. Played a third set 6-3."  -- Michael