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Collapse AllQueen's Park Singles - Round 19 | Thursday 10 September 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 October 2020)

We were lucky to get this round finished before the second lockdown and you all made the most of your playing opportunities with lots of fun and exciting contests across the groups. Keep safe and we're looking forward to getting going again soon!

Group Summary:

A keenly contested group with just a single point separating our champ Kaladerhan from runner up Thibault, and both players won 4 matches. Fittingly their head to head went the distance with Kaladerhan recovering from a set down to win in 3, while Bill dug in to win an opening set tiebreak and defeat the champ in 2 sets. A great comeback win for Matt against Chris too.

Final Rankings:

  1. Kaladerhan Agbontaen [W4, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Thibault Racovski 10.1 [W4, L2] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. Tanmay Chetan 8.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mike Herring [W4] 8
  5. Matt Fisher 8.2 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Chris Rouffaert [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Bill Cunningham [W1] 2
  8. Craig Thomas [L6]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThibault Racovski bt Matt Fisher (Nov 1) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Intense game that could have gone either way, in testing conditions, with rain pouring in the second set and balls from other courts flying in all along. Impressive sliced backhand winners and drop shots from Matt!"  -- Thibault
Reveal CommentMike Herring bt Kaladerhan Agbontaen (Oct 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with some real battles (and one game that lasted about 35 minutes itself!). Cheers Kaladerhan, looking forward to the next scrap!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentThibault Racovski bt Craig Thomas (Oct 25) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Craig produced quite a few forehand and backhand winners that left me standing still. Overall surely a frustrating game for him since he's getting back to tennis and lacks consistency. I enjoyed it and look forward to the next one."  -- Thibault
Reveal CommentMike Herring bt Craig Thomas (Oct 24) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Slippery-slidey game in pretty horrid conditions. We both thought it a win to get through with ankles intact. Cheers Craig and have a good half term break!"  -- Mike
Kaladerhan Agbontaen bt Thibault Racovski (Oct 20) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Matt Fisher bt Craig Thomas (Oct 18) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentMike Herring bt Thibault Racovski (Oct 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, thanks Thibault! A little elbow niggle that Thibault had definitely helped me out and there were some titanic scraps (and some charitably donated service games from both of us!). Hope the elbow gets better soon, T!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentKaladerhan Agbontaen bt Craig Thomas (Oct 17) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great meeting Craig for the first time. Luckily for me Craig is just getting back into tennis after a long time out but still produced some amazing shots that left me rooted to the spot. Look forward to playing again soon."  -- Kaladerhan
Reveal CommentThibault Racovski bt Chris Rouffaert (Oct 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Intense fun game with two similar styles of play. We both like to run after the ball! The scoreline doesn't reflect how close it was, especially in the second set. Looking forward to the next one."  -- Thibault
Tanmay Chetan bt Craig Thomas (Oct 11) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentKaladerhan Agbontaen bt Chris Rouffaert (Oct 8) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First time playing Chris and it was a real pleasure with lots of attacking tennis! On this occasion I was just about lucky enough to come out on top."  -- Kaladerhan
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Chris Rouffaert (Oct 1) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Chris was a little off colour today so it wasn’t the usual 3 setter we’re used to. Good fast game nevertheless, much closer than what the score suggests."  -- Tanmay
Chris Rouffaert bt Craig Thomas (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-0
Bill Cunningham bt Kaladerhan Agbontaen (Sep 27) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Reveal CommentThibault Racovski bt Tanmay Chetan (Sep 26) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Strange game in windy conditions. It was an off day for Tanmay, and I played a lot of short balls unintentionally, which gave an element of randomness to my game that helped me. Hopefully, we'll be more consistent next time. "  -- Thibault
Reveal CommentMatt Fisher bt Tanmay Chetan (Sep 21) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Ebb and flow, too and fro. Long time rivalry resumed. Here’s to next time..."  -- Matt
Mike Herring bt Matt Fisher (Sep 20) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMatt Fisher bt Chris Rouffaert (Sep 18) 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I would say ‘revenge is sweet’ for our previous Division 2 matchup but the truth is, these matches are so enjoyable the joy is all in the playing. Tough conditions: gusty and gutsy game. "  -- Matt
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Kaladerhan Agbontaen (Sep 16) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I benefited from K being a little off colour this time, but no doubt he will be back in form in the next game!"  -- Tanmay
Reveal CommentKaladerhan Agbontaen bt Matt Fisher (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun playing Matt for the first time, looking forward to future encounters."  -- Kaladerhan

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Ignatios for opening a 4 point lead at the top of the table by winning 6 matches without dropping a set. Etienne gave him a good run for his money though as the pair played "a full 2 hours with nice rallies and close games", while runner up Stephen and Etienne had a close 3 setter too with the "result in doubt until the final point".

Final Rankings:

  1. Ignatios Charalampidis 10.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Stephen Leeke 8.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Etienne Suffert [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mark Frankel [W2, L3, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Etienne Schüpbach [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Geoffrey Legrand 9.2 [L1, UF1] 1
  7. Tilly Cooper [L3]
  8. Eric Sermage 9.2 [L2]
  9. Geraint Evans 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIgnatios Charalampidis bt Tilly Cooper (Oct 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Tily!"  -- Ignatios
Reveal CommentIgnatios Charalampidis bt Geoffrey Legrand (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match! Some nice rallies played!"  -- Ignatios

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentIgnatios Charalampidis bt Etienne Schüpbach (Oct 10) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice match, we played a full 2 hours with nice rallies and close games. Etiene was leading in both sets, they could have gone either way."  -- Ignatios
Reveal CommentStephen Leeke bt Etienne Schüpbach (Oct 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Etiennne for enjoyable game in good spirit - I know it will be much harder next time as you get more matches under your belt! "  -- Stephen
Mark Frankel bt Tilly Cooper (Oct 1) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentEtienne Suffert bt Mark Frankel (Sep 29) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Was a pleasure playing with Mark who is a very fair and friendly player, some good rallies and tense points in both sets. Looking forward to play a rematch one day."  -- Etienne
Stephen Leeke bt Mark Frankel (Sep 28) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentGeoffrey Legrand v Mark Frankel (Sep 27) 0-6, 6-4, 2-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Mark to serve"  -- Geoffrey
Reveal CommentIgnatios Charalampidis bt Stephen Leeke (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always nice games playing with Stephen - thanks for the match."  -- Ignatios
Reveal CommentStephen Leeke bt Etienne Suffert (Sep 26) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to play Etiennne with many tight games and the result in doubt until the final point"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentEtienne Schüpbach bt Eric Sermage (Sep 26) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in difficult weather conditions with a lot of wind and some rain... The first set was especially disputed with some good rallies. Thanks, Etienne"  -- Etienne
Stephen Leeke bt Tilly Cooper (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentMark Frankel bt Etienne Schüpbach (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A game played in beautiful weather but dominated more by unforced errors punctuated by the occasional good rally. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentIgnatios Charalampidis bt Etienne Suffert (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match! Some nice rallies with close games and great comebacks! Was closer than the score says - best of luck in the rest matches!"  -- Ignatios
Reveal CommentIgnatios Charalampidis bt Mark Frankel (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Mark! Not as easy as the score says, some tight games and points too."  -- Ignatios
Etienne Suffert bt Eric Sermage (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-2

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Adrian for heading up Group 3 with 5 wins out of 6, his only defeat coming against runner up Tom. Tom won "the battle of the Edtech giants" in a "nail-biting" match tiebreak, and not to be outdone Mohit won another "nailbiter" against Marieke. Congrats to Alex too for winning a "fiercely contested match in fading light" against Michael... great tennis all round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Adrian Mucalov 10.2 [W5, L1] 11 WINNER
  2. Tom Davies [W4] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Mohit Midha [W2, L2, UF1] 6
  4. Marieke Van den Heuvel [W1, L3] 4
  5. Alex Routledge [W1, L3, UF1] 3
  6. Joshua Coase [W1, L1] withdrawn 2
  7. Michael Beaton [L3] 1
  8. Dmitriy Berger [L1]
  9. Martin Kartau withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdrian Mucalov bt Mohit Midha (Nov 4) 5-4, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "We played the first set early in the round and tried several times to play the second set... after several rainouts we finally managed to finish the match on the last day of the round! Extremely tight and tense match throughout, Mohit has a powerful stroke! Thanks for the match "  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentMohit Midha bt Marieke Van den Heuvel (Nov 4) 4-2, 1-4, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "It was a nailbiter! Mohit won the first set with every game going to deuce. Marieke came back strong in the 2nd set to level the playing field. The tie breaker was the neck to neck but Mohit managed to win the last few points from being 8-9 down. So enjoyable and a perfect way to end the season."  -- Mohit
Reveal CommentAdrian Mucalov bt Michael Beaton (Nov 4) 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, lots of deuces! Temperature at 3 degrees at the start but sunny... thanks!"  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentMohit Midha v Alex Routledge (Nov 1) 4-5, 5-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Alex struggled to get a serve in during warm up, and soon as the match started he turned into Pete Sampras! Overall, a great game of tennis. "  -- Mohit

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlex Routledge bt Michael Beaton (Oct 30) 2-4, 4-1, [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "A fiercely contested match in fading light! The first set was a bit ropey, with neither of us able to hold serve until the decisive sixth game. The quality improved in the second set, which was much tighter than the 4-1 scoreline suggests. And then we were neck and neck throughout the deciding tie break, with both of us failing to convert match points before I finally closed it out at 12-10, just as the groundsman was blowing his whistle to close the courts. Great game!"  -- Alex
Tom Davies bt Alex Routledge (Oct 25) 4-1, 4-1
Tom Davies bt Adrian Mucalov (Oct 18) 2-4, 4-0, 4-0
Reveal CommentAdrian Mucalov bt Marieke Van den Heuvel (Oct 11) 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!! Many long rallies, net play vs lobs, Deuces, drop shots and more. Plenty of exercise! "  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentMarieke Van den Heuvel bt Alex Routledge (Oct 10) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies but unfortunately the net was just a little too high today! :) nice to meet you Alex! -Marieke"  -- Marieke
Reveal CommentTom Davies bt Mohit Midha (Oct 7) 4-1, 2-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "The battle of the Edtech giants went down to a nail-biting tie-break in this match-up of contrasting styles. The big hitting youngster was at his brilliant best in the first set, racking up winners amid blustery conditions. The second set was a completely different affair, Mohit Marionette-Master Midha had his opponent on a piece of string as he used his guile to move his opponent around the court. The deciding tie-break was a tense battle of nerves, but Davies was eventually able to overcome a ferocious first serve to record the W. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentAdrian Mucalov bt Alex Routledge (Sep 27) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, braving the cold wind and a braced knee! Score doesn’t reflect the competitiveness of the match! "  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentJoshua Coase bt Marieke Van den Heuvel (Sep 27) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough conditions out there today with strong winds but a highly enjoyable and competitive contest. Lots of momentum shifts throughout with a long hard fought eighth game in the final set where I secured a break of serve proving to be the definitive factor. Marieke played well and will be a tough opponent for all in this division."  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentMohit Midha bt Michael Beaton (Sep 26) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game of tennis. Hope the either stays like this for a bit longer."  -- Mohit
Tom Davies bt Joshua Coase (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentAdrian Mucalov bt Dmitriy Berger (Sep 13) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great exercise in the hot sun, thanks for the match!"  -- Adrian

Group Summary:

There was a new face at the top of Group 4 as Dorian won an impressive 6 matches to finish 2 points clear of Rodrigo, who himself finished just ahead of Christina and Andrew. Adrien "showed model sportsmanship" in his match against Andrew while "challenging weather and court conditions" made things tough for Andrew and Inga.

Final Rankings:

  1. Dorian Martinez [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Rodrigo De Souza [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Christina Zoubir [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Lawrence [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Joe Kentish [W1, L3] 3
  6. Inga Hebdon 9.2 [L4, UF2] 2
  7. Colleen Dickey [L5, UF1]
  8. Adrien Pinsard [L2, UF1]

Match Results:

Andrew Lawrence bt Colleen Dickey (Nov 3) Walkover
Andrew Lawrence bt Joe Kentish (Nov 3) Walkover
Dorian Martinez bt Joe Kentish (Oct 28) 6-1, 6-0
Rodrigo De Souza bt Joe Kentish (Oct 26) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndrew Lawrence bt Inga Hebdon (Oct 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Challenging weather and court conditions affected both players, but the match was closer than the score -- several excellent rallies -- my opponent's game is clearly getting stronger with each game played!"  -- Andrew
Dorian Martinez bt Rodrigo De Souza (Oct 24) 6-3, 7-5
Joe Kentish bt Colleen Dickey (Oct 22) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentChristina Zoubir bt Inga Hebdon (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match. Perfect Sunday morning. Lots of long rallies that we had to really focus for. The second set was very close. Thank you Inga!"  -- Christina
Reveal CommentChristina Zoubir bt Adrien Pinsard (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always fun to play Adrian - thank you! We got going better in the second set. "  -- Christina
Rodrigo De Souza bt Colleen Dickey (Oct 10) 6-2, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRodrigo De Souza bt Andrew Lawrence (Oct 6) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We started on 6/10 and paused the game at 3 : 4 in third set. Starter again at 15:30 on 07/10 and finished 16:10."  -- Rodrigo
Dorian Martinez bt Colleen Dickey (Oct 5) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentChristina Zoubir bt Andrew Lawrence (Oct 3) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good game, which was dominated by ferocious wind"  -- Christina
Dorian Martinez bt Christina Zoubir (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-2
Dorian Martinez bt Andrew Lawrence (Sep 26) Walkover
Inga Hebdon v Adrien Pinsard (Sep 25) 7-5, 6-6 TBC
Inga Hebdon v Colleen Dickey (Sep 23) 7-5 TBC
Reveal CommentAndrew Lawrence bt Adrien Pinsard (Sep 21) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The match was closer than the score indicates, and tightened toward the end. Adrien showed model sportsmanship, which together with great weather, made the play especially enjoyable."  -- Andrew
Dorian Martinez bt Inga Hebdon (Sep 20) 7-5, 6-3
Rodrigo De Souza bt Inga Hebdon (Sep 17) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentChristina Zoubir bt Colleen Dickey (Sep 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game :)"  -- Christina
Rodrigo De Souza bt Christina Zoubir (Sep 13) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2