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Collapse AllQueen's Park Singles - Round 17 | Thursday 20 February 2020 to Wednesday 15 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 18 March 2020)

Some of you had only just begun, others were well into the home straight... but however frustrating it was to prematurely end the round, as usual for Queen's Park plenty of excellent and friendly tennis was played. Happy memories to look back on as we await the grand reopening of tennis!

Group Summary:

Certainly not the whole story, but plenty of tennis drama to ensure we have an interesting tale to tell. As the hammer fell, Tanmay had made the most progress to the group title, winning two matches, taking a point of Kaladerhan and picking up his scheduling bonus points. Tough on Martin and Kaladerhan who would definitely be hoping to chase the leader down, but Tanmay is rewarded for his proactive tennis! Here's to resuming battle in a new round soon!

Final Rankings:

  1. Tanmay Chetan 8.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Martin Halliday 8.1 [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Kaladerhan Agbontaen [W2] 4
  4. Stephen Leeke 8.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Thibault Racovski 10.1 [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ignatios Charalampidis 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  7. Mike Herring

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKaladerhan Agbontaen bt Thibault Racovski (Mar 15) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very tight match in what proved to be very challenging weather conditions at times with downpours of rain and strong gusts of wind. Nevertheless, the weather didn't stop this being a really enjoyable match with long rallies and a great topsin forehand from Thibault to compete with. I look forward to playing again soon."  -- Kaladerhan
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Thibault Racovski (Mar 14) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game of fluctuating fortunes, with Thibault returning and retrieving everything back...the last two games really decided the outcome!"  -- Tanmay
Reveal CommentMartin Halliday bt Ignatios Charalampidis (Mar 14) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Iganatios for letting me borrow a racquet when I got a broken string in warm up! Enjoyable match and hope to play again soon! Cheers."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Stephen Leeke (Mar 8) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Surprisingly this wasn’t a 3 set battle as usual with Steve...good game nevertheless!"  -- Tanmay
Reveal CommentIgnatios Charalampidis bt Stephen Leeke (Mar 7) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Second time playing with Steve, really nice game and some very competitive plays."  -- Ignatios
Stephen Leeke bt Thibault Racovski (Mar 6) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentMartin Halliday bt Thibault Racovski (Mar 1) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, Thibault!"  -- Martin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKaladerhan Agbontaen bt Tanmay Chetan (Feb 22) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Kaladerhan! Nice seesaw battle under windy conditions!"  -- Tanmay

Group Summary:

Kit is our lucky loser! By winning sets off two of his opponents and earning bonus points he tops the table without winning a single match! Well done Kit, just goes to show we are right when we encourage players to get scheduling! ++STOP PRESS++ A late reported result gives Albert the points to lead the table, but as the winner's report was already published, Kit is still the official winner this time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Albert Xena [W2] 4
  2. Kit Harding [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  3. Osarobo Agbontaen [W1, L1] 2 RUNNER UP
  4. Chris Rouffaert [W1] 2
  5. Alex Zinovieff 8.2
  6. Geoffrey Legrand 9.2
  7. Giulio Strata

Match Results:

Albert Xena bt Osarobo Agbontaen (Mar 16) 6-4, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChris Rouffaert bt Kit Harding (Mar 14) 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentAlbert Xena bt Kit Harding (Mar 7) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I think we played good tennis. Looking forwards to playing Kit sometime soon!"  -- Albert
Reveal CommentOsarobo Agbontaen bt Kit Harding (Mar 2) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on a sunny afternoon. Kit and I hope to play again soon. "  -- Osarobo

Group Summary:

An excellent return to the league for Mark who got on with his matches, won them all and earned bonus points. Even without the lockdown, the group win would have been his. Very well done. Disappointing walkovers eased Andrew in to second place but if the round had gone on longer, the silver could have been anyone's.

Final Rankings:

  1. Mark Frankel [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Andrew Lawrence [W2, L2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Adrian Mucalov 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Michael Loutsios 9.2 [L1]
  5. Rafael Bernardes [L2]
  6. Claudia Cattell [L1]
  7. Theo Knowles [L1]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMark Frankel bt Theo Knowles (Mar 22) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "A beautifully sunny day - but very blustery, making for a tricky game. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAdrian Mucalov bt Andrew Lawrence (Mar 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for braving the weather and the interesting conversation!"  -- Adrian
Andrew Lawrence bt Rafael Bernardes (Mar 14) Walkover
Reveal CommentMark Frankel bt Rafael Bernardes (Mar 8) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful morning for tennis. The second set was more competitive than the first with some decent rallies."  -- Mark
Andrew Lawrence bt Michael Loutsios (Mar 7) Walkover
Reveal CommentMark Frankel bt Andrew Lawrence (Mar 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A beautifully sunny day - perfect for tennis. The score was not fully reflective of some tight games and good rallies."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Frankel bt Adrian Mucalov (Mar 1) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another slightly blustery day and it took a while to settle into the game. Many games were much closer than the score suggests and there were several rallies of 10+ shots. In the end, unforced errors and service was the difference."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Frankel bt Claudia Cattell (Feb 22) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score was a little deceptive as a strong, gusty wind was the real winner in this match. There were a number of good rallies and tight games. In the end, however, serve, unforced errors combined with the tricky weather made the difference."  -- Mark

Group Summary:

Alex was well established as the front-runner when the curtain prematurely fell, winning three matches and picking up bonus points and the effort earns him the gold. Now, could Sarah have chased down the points to make it even closer at the top if she had been given the time? Very possibly, but that, like so much else, will have to wait for the return of tennis, for brand new rounds, and lives that return to normal. It won't be too long we are sure!

Final Rankings:

  1. Alex Routledge [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sarah Taylor [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Inga Hebdon 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Adrien Pinsard [L3, UF1] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Biswadip Dasgupta [L1, UF1] 1
  6. Christina Zoubir
  7. Kitty Phillips

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlex Routledge bt Sarah Taylor (Mar 16) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really competitive and great fun match. Very few games didn't have at least one deuce. I thought I had it down up at 3-1 in the second set, but Sarah stormed back into the game to go 4-3 up. I had to dig deep to close out the match with three straight games. "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentBiswadip Dasgupta v Adrien Pinsard (Mar 15) 7-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A closely contested tussle for supremacy on the windswept tarmac of Queens Park adjourned with me having sneaked the first set . A see-sawing battle saw Adriene dig in for an early lead but unfortunately for him his serve deserted him allowing me to claw my way back in. To be fought to the finish!"  -- Biswadip
Reveal CommentAlex Routledge bt Inga Hebdon (Mar 14) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game on a nice afternoon for tennis. We both started with good holds but then struggled with double faults for much of the first set, which went down to the wire as a result. I served much better in the second set and was able to put pressure on Inga's game. Look forward to playing again!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentSarah Taylor bt Biswadip Dasgupta (Mar 12) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play at a new court - nice one for the league to know about with floodlights and good price!"  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentAlex Routledge bt Adrien Pinsard (Mar 7) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Finally some perfect conditions for tennis! It took Adrien a while to get used to my serve and sliced backhand. But he played a lot better in the second set and took three well deserved games."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentInga Hebdon bt Adrien Pinsard (Mar 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a lovely match in the sunshine "  -- Inga
Reveal CommentSarah Taylor bt Adrien Pinsard (Feb 22) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The wind proved to be the third player on the court! Thanks Adrien for a great opening match."  -- Sarah