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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
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  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
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Collapse AllReading Singles - Round 40 | Thursday 12 September 2019 to Wednesday 6 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 October 2019)

A great round to sign off the tennis year in Reading with over 70% of all the matches played. Thank you so much for making this one of the most vibrant leagues in the country. You have definitely deserved your Christmas break. Hope to see you all again in the New Year. Here's to 2020 tennis!

Group Summary:

Another fine group one win from Francisco and an excitingly close finish. Both he and Joan each had five wins and one loss, but Fransico's had a key extra point from an unfinished match. It doesn't get much closer than this. James, in third place, can also be pleased with his four wins. A busy group full of good tennis - well done!

Final Rankings:

  1. Francisco Lorenzo 6.2 [W5, L1, UF1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Joan Sendra [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. James Ansell 6.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Otto Silveira 7.2 [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Carlos Palacio 6.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Dylan Polley 7.2 [W2, L2, UF1] 6
  7. Ricardo Dytz 8.1 [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Kevin Byrne 8.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Joan Sendra bt Ricardo Dytz (Nov 5) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentFrancisco Lorenzo bt James Ansell (Nov 3) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Real battle as always. Score doesn't really tell how tight the match was. We went to a lot of deuces and I got fortunate to close those key points. Looking forward next one mate"  -- Francisco
Reveal CommentOtto Silveira bt Kevin Byrne (Oct 30) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match with Kevin with loads of long rallies and deuces. I was lucky thay I've managed to secure some critical points, otherwise the result could be different. Thanks Kevin for the enjoyable match!"  -- Otto

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFrancisco Lorenzo bt Joan Sendra (Oct 25) 6-4, 4-6, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Good fight spirit with Joan. Always. Very enjoyable match "  -- Francisco
Reveal CommentFrancisco Lorenzo v Dylan Polley (Oct 24) 6-7 (6-8), 6-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Dylan played an amazing tennis match yesterday. It was a shame not to have enough time to complete it. But well played Mate. "  -- Francisco
Reveal CommentJames Ansell bt Ricardo Dytz (Oct 23) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really close first set Ricardo, with a lot of trading rallies. My consistency was poor in the 1st set, and when the trigger was pulled I wasn't finding my mark, I was lucky to take the first set. I started the 2nd set much stronger and started reducing the silly mistakes to take the win! Good fun played in great spirits - look forward to playing him again!"  -- James
Dylan Polley bt Otto Silveira (Oct 15) 4-6, 7-5, [10-7]
Joan Sendra bt Carlos Palacio (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentCarlos Palacio bt Ricardo Dytz (Oct 9) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "What a battle! Ricardo has definitely improved since last time we played. This day my serve was not working and I did way too many double faults. letting Ricardo to take advantage. First set there were few breaks from each players but I was able to hold my serve after a break that allow me to win it. Second one two early breaks put me down 0-3 but I was able to calm my nerves recovering to 3-3. Ricardo kept fighting to have 5-4 but again a bit more consistency from my side allowed me to get the set and the match. Well play buddy and looking forward for another battle!"  -- Carlos
Reveal CommentDylan Polley bt Ricardo Dytz (Oct 8) 6-4, 3-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Tight game played in very slippery conditions. Could have gone either way. "  -- Dylan
Joan Sendra bt James Ansell (Oct 8) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentFrancisco Lorenzo bt Carlos Palacio (Oct 7) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Superb battle . Carlos had a bad day with his serve but despite of that we had some really good rallies. I am looking forward the next one. "  -- Francisco
Joan Sendra bt Otto Silveira (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentOtto Silveira bt Francisco Lorenzo (Oct 4) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Match played in wet conditions, which changed a bit the dynamics of the game. I was lucky to secure the 1st set, and managed to come back on the 3rd set after being down 4x1. Thanks for coming over to Shinfield Fran! "  -- Otto
Reveal CommentCarlos Palacio bt Otto Silveira (Oct 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play with Otto again. He was my first opponent when I joined the league long time ago! The result does not reflect how the match went. First set I was attacking to allow me to win it more comfortable but second one Otto fought back having lot of games going to deuce. I was just lucky to win those key points to get the set and the match. Hope to play with you again soon!!!"  -- Carlos
Francisco Lorenzo bt Kevin Byrne (Oct 2) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentJames Ansell bt Otto Silveira (Sep 29) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to see Otto back in division 1, we've had some amazing battles in the past. Today was no different, with Otto starting strongly taking a 4-0 lead in the first. I had to change my game quickly as he was getting back everything I was hitting at him. This started to work as I got back to a 4-4 position, to then lose it with some excellent lob and passing shots by Otto. I started fast on the 2nd and started to make less mistakes than in the first, which made the difference here. Great fun as always!"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Ansell bt Kevin Byrne (Sep 28) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Kevin again, it was a usual fixture a few years ago! Played in windy and challenging conditions, Kevin was proving tricky in the 1st set, keeping the ball in play and forcing errors as I try and end the point. Some great trading shots back and forth between us, but in the end my consistency improved to take the win."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Ansell bt Dylan Polley (Sep 25) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Epic 3hr match with Dylan played on the clay at Bradfield, with both of us having good (and bad) periods of play. Played in great spirits, I was very happy to come through to take the win in the end, it could have easily gone the other way!"  -- James
Joan Sendra bt Dylan Polley (Sep 19) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentRicardo Dytz bt Kevin Byrne (Sep 16) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another tough match with Kevin played in great spirits. The score really doesnt represent the game as it took almost 3 hours for us to play this 2 sets. Look forward to next match."  -- Ricardo
Reveal CommentFrancisco Lorenzo bt Ricardo Dytz (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First match of the round ...a bit rough from both of us. But always good to play Ricardo. Looking forward the next one "  -- Francisco

Group Summary:

Five strong wins from Gerben were more than enough to take him to the top of the table this time and adding bonus points was, well, a bonus! Bernardo, with three good wins including a thriller against Om ran the champ as close as he could and is rewarded with the silver for his efforts!

Final Rankings:

  1. Gerben Van San 10.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Bernardo Guerreiro 8.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Om Sharma [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Cristian Piras [W3] 6
  5. Jeremy Hewlett 7.2 [W2, L1] 5
  6. Gary Baker [W2, L1] 4
  7. Jordan Shepherd [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Alvaro Tovar Molina [L7] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBernardo Guerreiro bt Om Sharma (Oct 31) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Match was played over the course of 2 days as we were kicked off by staff. Just as we were about to be kicked off the courts for the 2nd time I managed to break Om's serve and close the match. Om is a gentleman and I hope to play him again in future rounds.."  -- Bernardo
Reveal CommentGerben Van San bt Jordan Shepherd (Oct 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match in very enjoyable weather (for once!). Jordan was a bit unlucky not having a lot of match practice which I capitalised on. Score not reflective of the game as we had quite a few nice rallies and deuces. Good luck with your future matches, Jordan!"  -- Gerben
Om Sharma bt Jeremy Hewlett (Oct 24) 2-6, 6-3, [10-8]
Reveal CommentGary Baker bt Alvaro Tovar Molina (Oct 22) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Both of us started slowly with the first 5 service games all being breaks of serves! The cold damp air didn't help! Both of us had our moments and over the 2 sets with Alvaro actually playing the most winners - and the classier ones as well! Fortunately for me he was not consistent - when the consistency comes he will definitely be able to win more games, set's and matches. Looking forward to playing again."  -- Gary
Cristian Piras bt Bernardo Guerreiro (Oct 19) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentGary Baker bt Om Sharma (Oct 2) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Second set score did not do justice to Om's play as all but 4 of the 2nd set games went to deuce. A fluke by me on the 3rd game to put me 3 up after 7 deuces in the same game was probably the turning point. We were both shattered at the end!"  -- Gary
Reveal CommentGerben Van San bt Gary Baker (Sep 30) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against Gary. Gary was a bit unlucky to only just have come back out of injury, however he managed a great comeback in the second set which could have gone either way. Some epic rallies, I thoroughly enjoyed playing Gary. Good luck with your future matches!"  -- Gerben
Om Sharma bt Alvaro Tovar Molina (Sep 29) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentBernardo Guerreiro bt Jordan Shepherd (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Second set was a whole different match. Not only all games went to deuce, some took way longer than 10 min, with lots of great rallies. Main difference was % of first serves in. Wish Jordan best of luck."  -- Bernardo
Reveal CommentGerben Van San bt Om Sharma (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match against Om - as so often unforced errors being the main difference. Good luck with your other games, Om!"  -- Gerben
Reveal CommentBernardo Guerreiro bt Alvaro Tovar Molina (Sep 24) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with Alvaro, played in good spirits. Wish him the best of luck on his next matches."  -- Bernardo
Cristian Piras bt Alvaro Tovar Molina (Sep 21) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentGerben Van San bt Bernardo Guerreiro (Sep 20) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against Bernardo. The score is not reflective of the game, the only difference being unforced errors. Bernardo had the disadvantage that I already played and probably got in the game quicker. Case in point as we played a friendly third set which ended up being a much closer score line. Good luck with the future games Bernardo!"  -- Gerben
Reveal CommentJeremy Hewlett bt Jordan Shepherd (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Jordan started well, taking a 3 - 1 lead, Jeremy got into the game more and got the first set. Then tennis from both players became a bit tentative and Jordan seemed to lack a little of his earlier confidence, the second set not doing him justice. Jordan is another gentleman on line calls, giving Jeremy the benefit of doubt on a number of occasions. Thanks for an enjoyable evening. "  -- Jeremy
Cristian Piras bt Om Sharma (Sep 19) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentJeremy Hewlett bt Alvaro Tovar Molina (Sep 17) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A bit of a scrappy game, I think both players adjusting to floodlights, a dirt surface, coldish temperature, and late-ish start at end of a long day! Score doesn't reflect the actual closeness of points, certainly the second set was just duce games going Jeremy's way. Alvaro's a gentleman and someone who is a pleasure to play against, I look forward to our next match. "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentGerben Van San bt Alvaro Tovar Molina (Sep 16) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game against Alvor. The score was not reflective of the game as we had some great rallies and the main difference being my first serve being more accurate. After the game Alvor kindly joined our club’s doubles practice as we are 1 person short and managed to beat me! Good luck with your future games, Alvor. "  -- Gerben
Reveal CommentJordan Shepherd bt Alvaro Tovar Molina (Sep 14) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match! Especially the 2nd set! I was 4-1 40-15 up, Alvaro took me all the way back to 5-5, playing very well. Then I had 3 match points at 6-5 and he still dragged me back! An excellent match finished in a very competitive tiebreak! Good game :)"  -- Jordan

Group Summary:

A really exciting group brought to life by the many generous and entertaining commentaries! With Martin and Feras both completing the round on four wins and two losses and neither of them earning bonus points, this was nail-bitingly close. Maybe being a group winner last time gave Feras the edge, but certainly key was the point he wrestled of Oli. Just enough, it turned out, to give him the group win!

Final Rankings:

  1. Feras Fadag 9.2 [W4, L2] 9 WINNER
  2. Martin Fosbrook [W4, L2] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Iain Cameron 10.1 [W3, L2] 7
  4. Feroz Ahmad 8.2 [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Oli Grant [W3, L3] 7
  6. Ponraj Ramasubbu 9.1 [W2, L1] 5
  7. Alan Olivier-Smith 9.1 [W2, L3] 5
  8. Barry Conway [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIain Cameron bt Feroz Ahmad (Nov 5) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Feroz and have a good match with some decent tennis both sides."  -- Iain
Reveal CommentIain Cameron bt Alan Olivier-Smith (Nov 3) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Turned out a nice evening for November. Tight first set that Alan edged. Uncharacteristically for me I barely missed a ball for the next two!"  -- Iain
Martin Fosbrook bt Barry Conway (Nov 3) Walkover
Reveal CommentFeras Fadag bt Martin Fosbrook (Oct 31) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played indoors at University sports park, a close first set with many deuces before Feras pulled away in the second with his greater consistency and returning. Really enjoyable game, I look forward to a rematch."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentAlan Olivier-Smith bt Feroz Ahmad (Oct 30) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to finally play at the University indoor courts. Feroz certainly goes for his shots and hits big winners all over the court. This was a victory based on chasing down every ball to make him play one extra shot, running twice the distance, slightly fewer unforced errors and fewer double faults! Thanks for a great workout Feroz and hope to play you again some time "  -- Alan
Reveal CommentMartin Fosbrook bt Iain Cameron (Oct 29) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played on the clay under floodlights at Bradfield. First time on the clay at Bradfield for both of us and having a floodlight out on the far corner made for difficult conditions at one end. A tight first set with lots of deuce games before Iains game dropped off slightly to allow me to wrap up the set and take the second."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentOli Grant bt Feras Fadag (Oct 29) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A 3 hr marathon match with plenty of gruelling long rallies, which eventually resulted in some serious cramp that hampered Feras as we got to the tie break in the 3rd set. An epic match and very much look forward to playing again soon."  -- Oli
Reveal CommentAlan Olivier-Smith bt Feras Fadag (Oct 28) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match at the University. Really close in both sets with lots of long rallies. Just a great game of tennis!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentOli Grant bt Alan Olivier-Smith (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Break Point galore! Always a pleasure & a battle when playing Alan and this was no exception. I took advantage of Alan’s recent injury lay off and lack of match practise and was just able to close out the games marginally better at the business end. Looking forward to our next match "  -- Oli
Reveal CommentMartin Fosbrook bt Alan Olivier-Smith (Oct 16) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Alans first league match since coming back from injury. A close game but I benefited from the fact that Alan hasn't played for a while, especially at the end of both sets. The rematch in November will be closer. "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentPonraj Ramasubbu bt Oli Grant (Oct 16) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Good little exchanges at the net and very close Second set, look forward to our rematch soon Oli! "  -- Ponraj
Reveal CommentFeras Fadag bt Feroz Ahmad (Oct 13) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a nice match against Feroz. I was down 1-5 on the first set and managed to win 3 straight games (4-5), but then Feroz won the one game needed to finish the first set he deserved. In the second set, I was up 5-2 then Feroz won 3 straight games to level at 5-5. I finally managed to get the next two games to go for the deciding set. The third set was a bit rushed as it was windy and slippery. I hope we can play again soon."  -- Feras
Reveal CommentMartin Fosbrook bt Feroz Ahmad (Oct 9) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Played in windy conditions at Uni sports park. Feroz started strongly but seemed to struggle with the conditions and gave me too many easy points. Some very close games in middle before it was wrapped up in a hurry. Look forward to rematch in better conditions. "  -- Martin
Feroz Ahmad bt Barry Conway (Oct 8) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentPonraj Ramasubbu bt Feroz Ahmad (Oct 2) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Always a challenge playing Feroz, his shots being hot and cold. Second set was his to lose really. With a bit more percentage tennis, he would easily beat many players. Looking forward to play him again."  -- Ponraj
Reveal CommentOli Grant bt Martin Fosbrook (Oct 2) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some great battles but ultimately luck was definitely on my side with several net cords and close calls. Always great fun and a pleasure playing Martin and looking forward to our next match soon"  -- Oli
Reveal CommentFeroz Ahmad bt Oli Grant (Sep 28) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Played under windy conditions but good fight. "  -- Feroz
Iain Cameron bt Oli Grant (Sep 26) 3-6, 6-1, [10-5]
Reveal CommentFeras Fadag bt Ponraj Ramasubbu (Sep 19) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Especially the first set. Nice courts!"  -- Feras

Match of the Group:

Feras Fadag bt Iain Cameron (Sep 16) 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Group Summary:

No one could maintain a winning record in the group which all goes to show how important individual match ups are in tennis. Having edged a win over Danny, Simon might have thought a group win was on the cards, but it turned out to be Danny's only defeat. Well done Danny , a great way to mark your return to the league, and well done Melvyn on a very competitive performance that saw him nick the silver!

Final Rankings:

  1. Danny Miller [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Melvyn Hayden 10.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Simon Oatley 9.1 [W4, L2] 8
  4. Phil Dombey [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andrew MacKinnon [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Siddhartha Dasgupta 8.2 [W2, L2] 4
  7. Ian Charles 9.2 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Stephen Madeley

Match Results:

Siddhartha Dasgupta bt Simon Oatley (Nov 4) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentMelvyn Hayden bt Siddhartha Dasgupta (Nov 3) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score is not a true reflection of the match. Every game was close. We had some tremendous rallies, we covered every part of the tennis court. Good luck in your remaining games. You have some great weapons in your armour!"  -- Melvyn
Reveal CommentPhil Dombey bt Andrew MacKinnon (Nov 1) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good close game, weather was against us but we enjoyed the match"  -- Phil
Simon Oatley bt Ian Charles (Oct 29) 6-1, 6-3
Siddhartha Dasgupta bt Andrew MacKinnon (Oct 27) 6-4, 7-5

Match of the Group:

Simon Oatley bt Danny Miller (Oct 22) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
Reveal CommentDanny Miller bt Siddhartha Dasgupta (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Keenly competitive match, good quality and pressure points. "  -- Danny
Reveal CommentDanny Miller bt Andrew MacKinnon (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match, many winners, plenty of forced errors both enjoyed the level played."  -- Danny
Simon Oatley bt Melvyn Hayden (Oct 19) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Simon Oatley bt Phil Dombey (Oct 9) 1-6, 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndrew MacKinnon bt Simon Oatley (Oct 5) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game and the weather held out. Tight first set and competitive second. Lots of long deep rallies, cross court dashes and some lucky net calls."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentMelvyn Hayden bt Ian Charles (Oct 3) 0-6, 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to be able to warm up in the dome. I was fortunate all of my unforced errors occurred in the first set. Best of luck in your remaining matches Ian!"  -- Melvyn
Reveal CommentDanny Miller bt Melvyn Hayden (Sep 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to get game done before rain came. Played in good spirit, good rallies and angles. Quality of play demonstrated by both players. "  -- Danny
Reveal CommentMelvyn Hayden bt Andrew MacKinnon (Sep 28) 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very entertaining encounter. The match could have gone either way. Andrew played some incredible winners including an Air Jordan / Pete Sampras smash! We had some great chats between games. Good luck in your remaining fixtures. "  -- Melvyn
Reveal CommentDanny Miller bt Phil Dombey (Sep 20) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tiring game on then blazing sun - good rallies, good amount forced errors very competitive - so tough match for both"  -- Danny
Reveal CommentDanny Miller bt Ian Charles (Sep 17) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult when serving into the sun which caused problems if serving from that end."  -- Danny
Reveal CommentPhil Dombey bt Ian Charles (Sep 16) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good game, lots of long rallies and deuces"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentAndrew MacKinnon bt Ian Charles (Sep 15) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Second match of the summer and now one a piece. Look forward to the next one. "  -- Andrew

Group Summary:

All but two matches played in this excellent group and when you see 16 point totals against a player you know something special has happened. Hsiu-Fang had an excellent round completing and winning all her matches and adding bonus points just to be sure. Jasbir did his very best to keep within touching distance of the champ and well done to him for his runner up position. Again, a group packed with great tennis and sporting commentaries.

Final Rankings:

  1. Hsiu-Fang Barnett [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jasbir Malhi 8.2 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Mike Brooks 9.2 [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Martin Holder [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jason Olckers [W3, L2] 8
  6. Lyuba Abramova 9.1 [W2, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ezequiel Cupido [L7] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Nigel Sheldon 9.2 [W2, L4] 4

Match Results:

Hsiu-Fang Barnett bt Nigel Sheldon (Nov 6) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentJasbir Malhi bt Mike Brooks (Nov 6) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Terrific match with Mike. The first set had only one break of serve, in the first game. Then Mike took charge in the second set and with a great combination of cross court and passing shots left me floundering. The third set saw Mike go ahead again and gain a chance to serve for the match, but a series of points went my way and suddenly match points arrived. It took a few of them before I finally closed it, narrowly avoiding a last set tie break. Many thanks Mike, look forward to our next encounter."  -- Jasbir
Hsiu-Fang Barnett bt Ezequiel Cupido (Nov 4) 6-1, 6-2
Mike Brooks bt Nigel Sheldon (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentJason Olckers bt Mike Brooks (Oct 31) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough game against Mike. I had some lucky shots that just took me over the line. Good luck for the rest of your games Mike. "  -- Jason
Hsiu-Fang Barnett bt Martin Holder (Oct 30) Walkover
Reveal CommentJason Olckers bt Ezequiel Cupido (Oct 25) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Ezequiel, could’ve gone either way. Wet conditions didn’t help either of our games. Look forward to our next game and hard luck today. Jason. "  -- Jason
Reveal CommentJasbir Malhi bt Ezequiel Cupido (Oct 23) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really competitive encounter here that had us guessing to the end. Through the first two sets things stayed very close as we battled for every game. Ezequiel mostly had the upper hand but I was always pushing hard to get back on terms. It was fortunate for me that we got to one set each to play the decider. I took the honours this time but more than that it was a really enjoyable match."  -- Jasbir
Mike Brooks bt Martin Holder (Oct 22) 6-3, 6-4
Martin Holder bt Lyuba Abramova (Oct 20) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0
Reveal CommentLyuba Abramova bt Nigel Sheldon (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with Nigel, looking forward to playing again. Thanks, Nigel"  -- Lyuba
Reveal CommentJasbir Malhi bt Jason Olckers (Oct 16) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Looked like we were headed for a different result as Jason confidently took the first set and started strong in the second, and I didn't have the answers. But after just missing out on going 3 love up he lost his rhythm enough for me to find my way into the match. Always great to meet and play Jason, I look forward to our next encounter."  -- Jasbir
Reveal CommentJasbir Malhi bt Nigel Sheldon (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Nigel again. A high quality match with hard hitting that was just great fun. Nigel deserved more out of it but the home advantage and some lucky breaks with the netcord and baseline gave me the momentum this time."  -- Jasbir
Jason Olckers bt Lyuba Abramova (Oct 10) 6-2, 7-5

Match of the Group:

Hsiu-Fang Barnett bt Jason Olckers (Oct 9) 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentNigel Sheldon bt Martin Holder (Oct 8) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game against a highly competitive Martin. Looking forward to meeting up again. "  -- Nigel
Mike Brooks bt Lyuba Abramova (Oct 8) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentNigel Sheldon bt Ezequiel Cupido (Oct 2) 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Tough, close and exhausting. But what a gent and a fab host to boot. "  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentMartin Holder bt Jasbir Malhi (Oct 2) 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Long match under the floodlights with both of us displaying good consistency cat and mouse at times all the shots in the arsenal were displayed by the end of the match we were both exhausted. Good show."  -- Martin
Hsiu-Fang Barnett bt Mike Brooks (Sep 29) 6-3, 6-3
Hsiu-Fang Barnett bt Lyuba Abramova (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-3
Mike Brooks bt Ezequiel Cupido (Sep 27) 6-1, 7-6 (7-1)
Hsiu-Fang Barnett bt Jasbir Malhi (Sep 19) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentMartin Holder bt Ezequiel Cupido (Sep 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The match was not bad it was a pleasant evening perfect conditions nice friendly atmosphere nice club"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentLyuba Abramova bt Ezequiel Cupido (Sep 17) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with Ezequiel, which could have gone either way! Lots of rallies and deuces! Thank you, Ezequiel"  -- Lyuba
Reveal CommentJasbir Malhi bt Lyuba Abramova (Sep 14) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a great match with Lyuba, with plenty of deuce games and challenging rallies. I had some plays working well for me today but Lyuba came up with some fantastic winners. "  -- Jasbir

Group Summary:

Another group where all but a couple of matches were played and that helped make for a very exciting finish. Vasile was having an excellent run but Javier had earned his bonus points. Time to knuckle down and get those matches played - a policy that worked and Vasile was able to match Javier for points and thanks to his head-to-head victory, take the group. Fantastic tennis everyone.

Final Rankings:

  1. Vasile Caramb 10.1 [W7] 14 WINNER
  2. Javier Nagore [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Niroshen Murugiah 9.1 [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Levi McAndrew-Brown [W3, L2] 7
  5. Alan Magness 9.2 [W3, L4] 7
  6. Jonathan Palmer [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jane Tucker 9.2 [L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Julian Waite [W1, L6] 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLevi McAndrew-Brown bt Alan Magness (Nov 4) 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "A really good quality match with lots of twists and turns, and a great clash of styles. Set points saved on both sides in each set and the whole match coud have gone either way. "  -- Levi
Reveal CommentJavier Nagore bt Alan Magness (Nov 1) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Conditions were not the best but we managed to play! Very enjoyable."  -- Javier
Reveal CommentJavier Nagore bt Julian Waite (Oct 30) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a great day to play! Sunny and warm for this time of the year. Really enjoyed playing with Julian. Good challenge! Super fair play match. Hooe to play with Julian in the future. All the best. Javier"  -- Javier
Vasile Caramb bt Jane Tucker (Oct 30) 6-1, 6-1
Vasile Caramb bt Jonathan Palmer (Oct 27) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlan Magness bt Julian Waite (Oct 27) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect Autumn afternoon, good contest and great fun. Thanks Julian, especially for your gracious let call in the final game at a key moment."  -- Alan
Vasile Caramb bt Javier Nagore (Oct 27) Walkover
Reveal CommentLevi McAndrew-Brown bt Julian Waite (Oct 24) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Extremely high quality match with lots of changes in momentum. Thank Julian, looking forward to playing again. "  -- Levi
Reveal CommentVasile Caramb bt Alan Magness (Oct 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely sunny day to play for a change. Was nice to meet and play Alan, played in a good spirit. The match was closer then the score suggested. Thanks and looking forward to playing again."  -- Vasile
Julian Waite bt Jane Tucker (Oct 21) 6-0, 7-5
Vasile Caramb bt Julian Waite (Oct 20) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJavier Nagore bt Levi McAndrew-Brown (Oct 20) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match! It was very close and win could have been on each side. "  -- Javier
Reveal CommentAlan Magness bt Jonathan Palmer (Oct 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great fight-back from Jonathan in the first set in the lovely afternoon sunshine. Thanks for the game and look forward to a re-match sometime. "  -- Alan
Reveal CommentVasile Caramb bt Levi McAndrew-Brown (Oct 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played in typical british conditions. Was nice to meet and play Levi, a tricky player with an aggressive style. The match was closer then the score suggested. Thanks and looking forward to playing again. "  -- Vasile
Levi McAndrew-Brown bt Niroshen Murugiah (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2
Reveal CommentAlan Magness bt Jane Tucker (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another fun match played in increasingly blowy conditions. Thanks Jane and good luck with your other matches "  -- Alan
Reveal CommentJonathan Palmer bt Julian Waite (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Cool, dry conditions at Shiplake on a quiet Sunday evening. Very enjoyable close match."  -- Jonathan
Niroshen Murugiah bt Jonathan Palmer (Oct 5) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentJavier Nagore bt Niroshen Murugiah (Oct 3) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match! Really enjoyed playing against Niroshen. Looking forward for the next one. "  -- Javier
Niroshen Murugiah bt Jane Tucker (Oct 2) 6-2, 5-7, 7-5
Reveal CommentJonathan Palmer bt Jane Tucker (Sep 29) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Epic three hour match with squalls and showers. Every game thoroughly enjoyed."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJavier Nagore bt Jonathan Palmer (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match! The score does not reflect the game. Jonathan did not have the luck on his side. Good way to finish the work week with a match on Friday! Looking forward for the next one. "  -- Javier
Vasile Caramb bt Niroshen Murugiah (Sep 23) Walkover
Niroshen Murugiah bt Julian Waite (Sep 22) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Niroshen Murugiah bt Alan Magness (Sep 18) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentJavier Nagore bt Jane Tucker (Sep 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good first match on the league! Looking forward for the next one."  -- Javier

Group Summary:

An extraordinary number of tough matches marked out this group and the fact that Liz beat the eventual group winner - but then stopped! We are sure that deserves some sort of special prize, but really the plaudits do go to Erica who played more matches than anyone else and won more of them. It all looks like a lot of fun, in an exhausting kind of a way!

Final Rankings:

  1. Erica Charles 9.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Konstantinos Tzaferis 10.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nazia Van San 10.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Victoria Stephens [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Steven Plunkett [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Bruce Mackinnon [W2, L2] 4
  7. Liz Sheppard [W1] 2
  8. Paul Agbley 10.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Erica Charles bt Bruce Mackinnon (Oct 26) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentBruce Mackinnon bt Nazia Van San (Oct 23) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game and nice to meet you Nazia, shame you weren't feeling so great. Look forward to a rematch in the next round."  -- Bruce
Reveal CommentBruce Mackinnon bt Victoria Stephens (Oct 20) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match thanks Vicky, could have gone in either way. Good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Bruce
Reveal CommentErica Charles bt Konstantinos Tzaferis (Oct 19) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Erica has some really nice shots and excellent movement int the court. From my side I never really managed to get in that game. Congratulations for a well deserved victory and apologies for the delay in starting the match."  -- Konstantinos
Liz Sheppard bt Erica Charles (Oct 17) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentNazia Van San bt Steven Plunkett (Oct 9) 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "That was quite a work-out with hungover legs! Steve got off to a great start then I managed to come back with a good lead but he fought his way back to a tie break. Luckily the tie break went my way and I maintained the momentum. Thank you for a great game Steve! "  -- Nazia
Reveal CommentNazia Van San bt Victoria Stephens (Oct 6) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Our game was interrupted by interchangeable weather! In our first meeting Victoria got off to a great start and I managed to come back before it was rained off! Luckily for me in our second meeting I got off to a good start and didn’t lose the momentum! Thanks for a great game Victoria! "  -- Nazia
Reveal CommentKonstantinos Tzaferis bt Bruce Mackinnon (Oct 5) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet and play with Bruce. Best of luck with the rest of the matches."  -- Konstantinos
Erica Charles bt Victoria Stephens (Oct 5) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentSteven Plunkett bt Konstantinos Tzaferis (Oct 4) 2-6, 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Had a great game today. We have played three times now and it’s always a pleasure to play against Kostas. A great guy who plays the game in the right way. Top man. Thanks for another PROPER workout. Best of luck for the league. "  -- Steven
Erica Charles bt Nazia Van San (Oct 2) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentKonstantinos Tzaferis bt Nazia Van San (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Nazia again. Good luck with the rest of the matches."  -- Konstantinos
Erica Charles bt Steven Plunkett (Sep 27) 6-3, 6-1
Victoria Stephens bt Steven Plunkett (Sep 20) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKonstantinos Tzaferis bt Victoria Stephens (Sep 14) 2-6, 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "very close and enjoyable match. Best of luck Victoria on the leagues."  -- Konstantinos

Group Summary:

A few matches didn't get played in this group, but Doug showed the way picking up bonus points along the way to a ten point, four wins journey to the group win! Stephen was closest of the chasing pack, but no doubt who is the champ this time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Doug Forrest 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Stephen Scrace [W1, L2] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Donald Wasterfall [W1, L1] 2
  4. Daniel O'Toole 10.2 [L1]
  5. Tim Coulehan [L2]
  6. Jamal Ali

Match Results:

Donald Wasterfall bt Stephen Scrace (Oct 19) 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
Doug Forrest bt Tim Coulehan (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Doug Forrest bt Stephen Scrace (Oct 5) 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-1)
Doug Forrest bt Donald Wasterfall (Sep 28) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentDoug Forrest bt Daniel O'Toole (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in perfect conditions"  -- Doug
Reveal CommentStephen Scrace bt Tim Coulehan (Sep 21) 6-0, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "Tim told me he was just back from injury. That accounts for set 1 where he warmed up, then the second set took forever! Nice game and some entertaining rallies"  -- Stephen

Results

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Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. Players who complete three or more matches by the mid-point of the round receive 2 bonus points, and a bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

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