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Collapse AllReading Singles - Round 47 | Thursday 10 June 2021 to Wednesday 4 August 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 July 2021)

Thanks for playing in another great Round of Local Tennis Leagues! We saw many new and returning players on court, with plenty of matches played across the UK. We hope you enjoyed meeting new people and experiencing fun battles in your local area. There’s more tennis to come later this month with new Singles and Doubles Rounds launching in various locations. Be sure to sign up now for your next Round while the sun is still shining this summer!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. James Ansell 6.2 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Liem Than 6.1 [W4, L3] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Sam Elliott 7.2 [W4, L1] 8
  4. Jon Weldon [W2, L5] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andy Nowlan 8.1 [W3, L2] 7
  6. Alex Denovan [W1, L6] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Edward Patterson [W2, L3] 5
  8. Vivek Majithia [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLiem Than bt Edward Patterson (Aug 4) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A 3 hour game in which the 3rd set could go either way. "  -- Liem
Reveal CommentSam Elliott bt Andy Nowlan (Aug 3) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Andy is a strong player with a good all round game. We had an great match, and I look forward to playing again soon."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentJon Weldon bt Vivek Majithia (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match played in the sun. I managed to get off to a fast start before Vivek came back stronger in the 2nd set and it looked like it was going either way at 3-3 in the second. Nice game. "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentLiem Than bt Jon Weldon (Aug 2) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "A great and very close 2 part game with 1h30 for each set which can go either way."  -- Liem
Reveal CommentJames Ansell bt Jon Weldon (Aug 1) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoying playing Jon, who hits the ball very well indeed. Lots of good rallies and the first set was a close battle with both of us having opportunities to take it. My serves were a little more consistent in the 2nd and held my service game to take the win. Look forward to our next one!"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Ansell bt Sam Elliott (Jul 30) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Sam, who plays a really strong game. Lots of good rallies, with both of us having periods of decent play. I had the more consistency today to keep ahead and take the win. Lots of fun though, looking forward to the next one!"  -- James
Reveal CommentSam Elliott bt Liem Than (Jul 28) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A three hour, three set epic in sun, rain and wind."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentJon Weldon bt Edward Patterson (Jul 20) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game played in 30 degree heat! It was close all the way and could have gone either way. I was very relieved it didn’t go to a 3rd set! "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentAndy Nowlan bt Liem Than (Jul 18) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A pretty brutal match in 30°+ and nowhere to hide from the sun. Liem started well and took a well-deserved lead, but with a couple of assists from the net cord I gradually got into a bit of a rhythm and turned the tide. Fair play to Liem who kept battling all the way to the end despite the very draining heat."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentJames Ansell bt Alex Denovan (Jul 13) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match today with Alex on the clay. I started strong to take the first set, but by the second Alex had upped his game and started hitting some great backhands and passing shots to the corners (never easy to get on clay!). My serves were failing me and lots of silly mistakes, along with Alex ramping up his game meant the 2nd was his. In the 3rd I took my time and concentrated on actually getting the ball in! Thankfully that worked and I took the 3rd. Really enjoyed the match which was played in great spirits! "  -- James
Reveal CommentAndy Nowlan bt Alex Denovan (Jul 10) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Alex on a sunny Saturday evening in Caversham. I took a decent lead in the first set before Alex came back strong with some smart and effective tennis, very well suited for the astro. After that, I was able to step up a gear at the right time and was fortunate to carry the momentum through the third. Look forward to a re-match at some point."  -- Andy

Match of the Group:

Edward Patterson bt Vivek Majithia (Jul 8) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1
Reveal CommentJames Ansell bt Liem Than (Jul 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I always enjoy my matches against Liem as he's a competitive and tough opponent. Today's match at Shinfield was a little more one sided than usual due to my level of consistency when pulling the trigger. Liem upped his game in the 2nd and was starting to push me around the court, but thankfully I managed to stay ahead to take the win. Great fun, looking forward to our next battle!"  -- James
Reveal CommentSam Elliott bt Jon Weldon (Jul 4) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Jon and I had an enjoyable game in windy conditions. The first set was very competitive. I came through 6-3, and then took all my chances in the second set. I look forward to playing again soon."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentJames Ansell bt Andy Nowlan (Jul 3) 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Epic & brutal game! The only words to describe the 3.5hr match with Andy! Having played Andy before I knew it would be tough, but didn't plan for such a match that saw the game ebb and flow between sets with us both gaining the upper hand at times. Andy took a strong lead in the first and I came back to then lose the tie-breaker. The tables were reversed for the 2nd match, with myself taking the lead and Andy coming back strong. By the 3rd set it was anyones. Andy hit some amazing angle shots and thankfully my defensive game was strong today, making him play that extra shot in each rally. Heading into the tie breaker well over the 3hr mark I was exhausted, but managed to hold on for the win! Epic game played in fine spirits! Well done Andy"  -- James
Alex Denovan bt Jon Weldon (Jul 3) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
James Ansell bt Vivek Majithia (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentSam Elliott bt Alex Denovan (Jun 30) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Alex and I had a very enjoyable game on the Caversham astroturf. The opening of the first set was balanced, but I pulled away at 2 all to win 6-3, playing some good strokes. I went 2-0 up in the second set. After that, Alex started playing very well, winning 5 games in a row. I managed to claw the second set back to a tie break, slowing things down and playing more astutely. I narrowly edged the tie break to win in 2. A good fun game!"  -- Sam
James Ansell bt Edward Patterson (Jun 28) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndy Nowlan bt Jon Weldon (Jun 26) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun game. Well played Andy! I thought after the winning 2nd set and going 3-0 up in the third I was on my way but momentum swung back to you and you played very well to seal the victory. Maybe next time!?"  -- Jon
Liem Than bt Alex Denovan (Jun 23) 6-2, 0-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentEdward Patterson bt Alex Denovan (Jun 20) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight match - it gets closer and closer each time. A few shots here and there and the 2nd set would have gone the other way!"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentLiem Than bt Vivek Majithia (Jun 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed the friendly and competitive game today vs. Vivek. Vivek has not played for a very long time and was very rusty. My game was just more consistent today. "  -- Liem
Vivek Majithia bt Alex Denovan (Jun 15) 6-4, 7-5

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Adam Elliott [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. Richard Cole 8.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Alex Templer [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Dominic Mansour [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Kevin Byrne 8.1 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jeremy Hewlett 7.2 [L2] 1
  7. Liz Sheppard [L1] withdrawn
  8. Charlie Laing [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Cole bt Jeremy Hewlett (Jul 30) 6-3, 3-6, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "A ding ding match as always against Jeremy, with little between us. Some quality tennis at times from me in the 1st set and Jeremy in the 2nd. Ultimately it came down to a final tie break, that on this occasion I managed to get over the line. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentDominic Mansour bt Charlie Laing (Jul 27) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After a blistering start Charlie going 3-0 up I thought I was in for a thrashing. However, things started to swing in my favour. Great fun game to end the league. "  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentAdam Elliott bt Kevin Byrne (Jul 26) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A slow game with lots of unnecessarily high shots. I did what I had to to win the game. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Elliott bt Alex Templer (Jul 23) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • " Not going to lie I played down the middle until I had a chance at a semi winner and played if safe all game. I hit some decent winner and so did Alex. We both gave some gifts away but overall it was a good game on some very dry clay. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Elliott bt Richard Cole (Jul 14) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always a good game against Richard. I knew going into it I would have to do some running around. I followed my current round form of having a strong first set followed by a slow start to the second set before getting my head back in it. Lots of long points and some good winners from us both. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Elliott bt Jeremy Hewlett (Jul 10) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Basically, Jeremy has been playing doubles and it took the first set to dust off the cobwebs and figure out how to beat me. I was 5-3 up in the second when Jeremy changed it all up and I ran out of steam . Jeremy could have finished it off and simply hung in there and got lucky. If this had gone to 3 sets today Jeremy would be writing this. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentRichard Cole bt Kevin Byrne (Jul 5) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "As always, a good and close match between us. Kevin is a very clever and skilful player who makes it extremely difficult to win. Glad to get the win in the end."  -- Richard
Kevin Byrne bt Liz Sheppard (Jul 4) Walkover
Reveal CommentAlex Templer bt Dominic Mansour (Jul 3) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another very strong forehand worth avoiding"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlex Templer bt Kevin Byrne (Jul 2) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "i'm exhausted. He has a great forehand. Really good match"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAdam Elliott bt Charlie Laing (Jul 1) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really good game at a great location. I had one of those sets where you can’t stop hitting corners and the power is always there. That soon returned to normality in the second set. Charlie switched things up and gained control. It took me until 5-3 down to figure out a potential way back. Best looking backhand I’ve seen in a while. Cheers"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentDominic Mansour bt Kevin Byrne (Jun 30) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Exhausting game and a great second set from Kevin. Some really good rallies and feeling all the aches and pains this Morning!"  -- Dominic

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlex Templer bt Richard Cole (Jun 24) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "He was playing really well and it took 2 hours. He is fit and fast so it is difficult to finish the points."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAdam Elliott bt Dominic Mansour (Jun 19) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First time on clay for me, very interesting. A genuinely great game today, more winners than errors. Good pace on the ball. It’s not very often you don’t mind losing 6 games in a row but in the second set I watched shot after shot hit corners, all winners. No chance. Honestly don’t know how I won that last set, I feel Dominic may have eased off 🤔 but I would happily play him again. An absolute pleasure. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentRichard Cole bt Dominic Mansour (Jun 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tough start to the round against Dominic. A first meeting with him proved very tricky as Dominic has a very effective and solid game. Thankfully I was fully focused and managed to win the key points in a tight match."  -- Richard

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Hsiu-Fang Barnett [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Oli Grant [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Luke Watson [W4, L2] 8
  4. Reiss Bush [W3, L3] 7
  5. Simon Denny [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Kirk Perkins [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Andrew Wigmore 10.2 [W2, L2] 5
  8. Aaron Whyte [L7]

Match Results:

Hsiu-Fang Barnett bt Luke Watson (Aug 3) 6-1, 6-2
Luke Watson bt Aaron Whyte (Aug 1) Walkover
Reiss Bush bt Aaron Whyte (Jul 30) Walkover
Reveal CommentAndrew Wigmore bt Oli Grant (Jul 30) 0-6, 6-4, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Well played in wet conditions "  -- Andrew
Hsiu-Fang Barnett bt Oli Grant (Jul 29) 6-4, 6-3
Luke Watson bt Reiss Bush (Jul 28) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentKirk Perkins bt Aaron Whyte (Jul 27) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Quite an even match with Kirk able to string together the points needed to get the vital games under his belt."  -- Aaron
Luke Watson bt Kirk Perkins (Jul 26) 6-4, 6-3
Oli Grant bt Simon Denny (Jul 24) 6-2, 6-3
Oli Grant bt Aaron Whyte (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-0
Andrew Wigmore bt Aaron Whyte (Jul 22) 6-4, 7-5

Match of the Group:

Hsiu-Fang Barnett bt Reiss Bush (Jul 17) 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
Hsiu-Fang Barnett bt Andrew Wigmore (Jul 15) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentReiss Bush bt Simon Denny (Jul 10) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a tough game Simon. Poor weather conditions but glad we managed to get the match finished. Very tough style of tennis to play against! "  -- Reiss
Luke Watson bt Andrew Wigmore (Jul 9) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentReiss Bush bt Kirk Perkins (Jul 9) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Kirk for an enjoyable game. Both of us were making lots of unforced errors but there was still plenty of great play involved. 1st set could have gone either way."  -- Reiss
Reveal CommentKirk Perkins bt Hsiu-Fang Barnett (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played in great spirit. Result does not indicate the competiveness of the match. I look forward to the next one Hsui-fang!"  -- Kirk
Oli Grant bt Luke Watson (Jul 1) 6-2, 6-2
Hsiu-Fang Barnett bt Simon Denny (Jun 29) 6-1, 6-1
Oli Grant bt Reiss Bush (Jun 27) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentHsiu-Fang Barnett bt Aaron Whyte (Jun 27) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun game with rain threatening towards the end a game or two before the tiebreaker."  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentSimon Denny bt Kirk Perkins (Jun 26) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable tough match. Kirk hits deep shots and is hard to play against. Could have gone either way. "  -- Simon
Oli Grant bt Kirk Perkins (Jun 25) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentSimon Denny bt Aaron Whyte (Jun 19) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Aaron thanks for a very friendly and enjoyable game. A good game - not much in it and some good rallies, but I was a bit more consistent on the day."  -- Simon

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Glen Mann [W4, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Adam Plaza 8.2 [W3, L1, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Power [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Charlie Hiscox [W3, L1] 6
  5. Jordan Shepherd [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Carlos De Cozar 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Andrea De Baggis 9.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Charlie Hiscox bt Daniel Power (Jul 17) 6-4, 7-5

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCharlie Hiscox bt Jordan Shepherd (Jul 1) 6-3, 6-7 (7-9), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Insane match, over 2 hours of tennis only to complete two sets! Can’t wait to finish the battle soon"  -- Jordan
Reveal CommentGlen Mann bt Daniel Power (Jun 29) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A long and winding match on a slightly damp evening. Great standard of tennis from Dan who made some incredible returns and served well throughout. In the end it really was decided by just a few key points toward the end. Thanks for a great game Dan!"  -- Glen
Reveal CommentGlen Mann bt Charlie Hiscox (Jun 27) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with Charlie. This was a really long and physical battle, particularly towards the end, not fully reflected in the score. Charlie continued getting better and better the longer the match went on, with the last few games all going to long deuces. I felt lucky to close this out when I did as a third set would probably have finished me off! Well played Charlie, a fun afternoon of high quality tennis."  -- Glen
Glen Mann bt Carlos De Cozar (Jun 26) 6-0, 6-1
Adam Plaza bt Jordan Shepherd (Jun 20) 6-3, 6-3
Adam Plaza bt Carlos De Cozar (Jun 19) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentDaniel Power bt Jordan Shepherd (Jun 19) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely game of tennis - both feeling a little knackered after 2 hours of hard tennis played in a great spirit."  -- Daniel
Charlie Hiscox bt Adam Plaza (Jun 19) Walkover
Glen Mann v Adam Plaza (Jun 16) 7-5, 5-7 TBC
Reveal CommentGlen Mann bt Jordan Shepherd (Jun 14) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close match between Jordan and I on a very hot evening. Jordan is a great retriever of the ball and there were some truly unbelievable gets from him which led to some epic rallies! A close and fun match :)"  -- Glen
Daniel Power bt Carlos De Cozar (Jun 13) 6-1, 6-3
Adam Plaza bt Daniel Power (Jun 11) 7-5, 7-6 (7-1)

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Phil Dombey [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jason Olckers [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Tung Hiu (Tony) Wong [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alexander Hatch 9.1 [W1] 2
  5. Gergo Jahni [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Benji Ryde 9.1 [L2]
  7. Saurabh Jain

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlexander Hatch bt Tung Hiu (Tony) Wong (Jul 10) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Plenty of quality rallies throughout, had to work extremely hard to win this one."  -- Alexander
Phil Dombey bt Benji Ryde (Jul 5) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJason Olckers bt Gergo Jahni (Jul 4) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Gergo played well in very wet and drizzly conditions. I had fewer unforced errors, and had a good run. Gergo has great potential that just needs refining. Good luck moving forward mate. Cheers. Jason"  -- Jason
Reveal CommentJason Olckers bt Phil Dombey (Jul 2) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Phil! A true back and forth tussle that could’ve gone either way. Great conditions to play tennis. Good luck in your next matches Phil. "  -- Jason

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJason Olckers bt Tung Hiu (Tony) Wong (Jun 30) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Tony. Played over 2 sessions which was annoying for us both. Luckily had less unforced errors was for the win. Tony is a very good player and was was lucky to get the win. Good luck with the rest of your games Tony. "  -- Jason
Tung Hiu (Tony) Wong bt Benji Ryde (Jun 23) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentPhil Dombey bt Tung Hiu (Tony) Wong (Jun 22) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good tennis in windy conditions"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentPhil Dombey bt Gergo Jahni (Jun 16) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed the game, shame I couldn't challenge Phil better."  -- Gergo
Tung Hiu (Tony) Wong bt Gergo Jahni (Jun 13) 6-2, 6-1

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Sunil Honyal [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Dan Macdonald [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ian Charles 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
  4. Mike Brooks 9.1 [W1, L4] 4
  5. Simon Oatley 9.1 [W1, L1] 3
  6. Stefano Bucher [W1, L1] 2
  7. Jake Rodd [L1]
  8. Ezequiel Cupido withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDan Macdonald bt Mike Brooks (Aug 3) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with Mike. Long rallies with quality returns from both of us - look forward to playing Mike again soon."  -- Dan
Sunil Honyal bt Mike Brooks (Jul 19) 6-1, 6-2
Mike Brooks bt Jake Rodd (Jul 12) 6-1, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Ian Charles bt Mike Brooks (Jul 10) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
Sunil Honyal bt Simon Oatley (Jul 10) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Simon Oatley bt Dan Macdonald (Jul 7) 6-0, 6-2
Ian Charles bt Dan Macdonald (Jul 4) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1
Reveal CommentStefano Bucher bt Mike Brooks (Jul 3) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match of tennis. Thoroughly enjoyed it!"  -- Stefano
Reveal CommentSunil Honyal bt Stefano Bucher (Jun 26) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match" -- Stefano
Sunil Honyal bt Dan Macdonald (Jun 23) 6-4, 6-3
Sunil Honyal bt Ian Charles (Jun 13) 6-1, 6-0

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Vibhu Sinha [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Satishkumar Ponnuswamy 10.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Levi McAndrew-Brown [W2, L3] 6
  4. Steven Brown [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Martin Ireland [W2, L1] 5
  6. Jai Thattil [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Georgios Chatzakis 9.2 [W1, L4] 3
  8. Matthew Graham

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVibhu Sinha bt Satishkumar Ponnuswamy (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Despite a bad weather, we were lucky to get an hour of play free of rain. Thoroughly enjoyed the match. This was literally the grand finale of our group and a win would have handed either of us the top position in the group. Satish is a very competitive player and brings a lot of experience with him. I wish him the very best in the league and hope to play with him again soon."  -- Vibhu
Reveal CommentLevi McAndrew-Brown bt Georgios Chatzakis (Jul 29) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A long, tough match in windy conditions, with constant changes of momentum. George has phenomenal placement on both first and second serve and saved many breakpoints with aces. It was a great all-court battle and I was lucky to come out the winner. Well played and good luck for the next round . "  -- Levi

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLevi McAndrew-Brown bt Steven Brown (Jul 28) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A tough start with periods of heavy rain but finished up with a super competitive second set. Steven was serving really confidently in the second set and I was lucky to edge it out in the tiebreak. Thanks for a good quality match and best of luck in future rounds. "  -- Levi
Reveal CommentSatishkumar Ponnuswamy bt Levi McAndrew-Brown (Jul 19) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Levi is one of the kindest persons to see on the court...He let his game talk more...Offence vs defence game throughout the match.... Best wishes to Levi... "  -- Satishkumar
Reveal CommentMartin Ireland bt Satishkumar Ponnuswamy (Jul 16) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was the most enjoyable game of tennis to date. Satish has a style that is very testing and had it not been for my serve digging me out of tight spots I believe it would have been a case of championship tie break in the third. When you play this man, bring your brain and leave your testicles in a zip lock bag in the glove compartment of your car because you're in for some kind of strategic symphony and any rashers on your part will simply hand him the game... That's how well his strategy is formulated. A wonderful game played in the very best sporting spirit with impeccable honesty first shot to very last. "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentVibhu Sinha bt Levi McAndrew-Brown (Jul 15) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What an amazing game. Levi is a complete player and hit amazing shots from the baseline. We continued breaking each other’s serves and could hold very few. It was a gruelling encounter and I have no doubt that Levi is one of the best players I have played with in the league. I’m lucky to have won this match. Good luck for the rest of your matches."  -- Vibhu
Reveal CommentVibhu Sinha bt Georgios Chatzakis (Jul 12) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score does not reflect the quality of the match we played. Almost all the games went to deuce and I was lucky to convert many of them. Georgios has an excellent serve - two first serves and he is very consistent. Really enjoyed the match. Good luck for the rest of the matches"  -- Vibhu
Reveal CommentSteven Brown bt Georgios Chatzakis (Jul 10) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The rain and court conditions made the game a little challenging so it was difficult for either of us to get momentum. Hope to play again in normal conditions. "  -- Steven
Reveal CommentJai Thattil bt Levi McAndrew-Brown (Jul 9) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Levi has a really good game and his second serve is almost as good as his first. Great fight back in the second set and I got lucky a couple of times as well. I really enjoyed the battle and all the best for the rest of the matches. Thank you."  -- Jai
Reveal CommentVibhu Sinha bt Steven Brown (Jul 7) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was really tight with both of us breaking each other’s serves several times. Steve is extremely resilient and I thoroughly enjoyed playing with him. Good luck Steve for the rest of your matches"  -- Vibhu
Reveal CommentVibhu Sinha bt Jai Thattil (Jul 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Jay has recently started playing tennis and he’s improved so much in a very short span of time. I’m sure he’s going to go many levels up in due course of time. Looking forward to playing with him more often. I thoroughly enjoyed the match"  -- Vibhu
Reveal CommentGeorgios Chatzakis bt Jai Thattil (Jun 29) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice game, played in good spirit, with both of us having some great inspirational moments throughout the game. Weather wasn't perfect but good enough to complete the game. Thank you Jai, I really enjoyed our battle. Hopefully we'll meet again at some point."  -- Georgios
Reveal CommentSatishkumar Ponnuswamy bt Jai Thattil (Jun 26) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in wonderful weather!!! Best wishes to Jai for rest of his games"  -- Satishkumar
Reveal CommentMartin Ireland bt Jai Thattil (Jun 25) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game played in good sporting spirit and nice weather. "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentSteven Brown bt Jai Thattil (Jun 23) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A long battle, yet both hard work and very enjoyable!"  -- Steven
Reveal CommentVibhu Sinha bt Martin Ireland (Jun 21) 3-6, 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Martin is an amazing player and has the best backhand of all the players I’ve met in the league. His ground strokes are excellent and has a second serve that is no lesser than his first. I am really lucky to have won. Wish Martin the very best for the rest of his matches"  -- Vibhu
Reveal CommentSatishkumar Ponnuswamy bt Georgios Chatzakis (Jun 20) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Wonderful gripping game. Really fought hard by both of us. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Georgios had nasty fall in the 3rd set and he was brave to continue. I’ll remember this match for long time. Best wishes for the remaining games"  -- Satishkumar
Satishkumar Ponnuswamy bt Steven Brown (Jun 12) 6-2, 6-1

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Julian Waite [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. Bruce Mackinnon [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Keir Lord 10.2 [W4, L2] 9
  4. Linda Serck [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Karene Tialeu [W3, L3] 7
  6. Erica Charles 9.1 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Charles Slater [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKeir Lord bt Erica Charles (Aug 3) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Erica, it was a very close match! "  -- Keir
Julian Waite bt Linda Serck (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentKarene Tialeu bt Linda Serck (Aug 2) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was great, really enjoyed it, it’s been a while since I ran that much to catch a ball and enjoyed it:). Thank you Linda for this great game and the laughters "  -- Karene

Match of the Group:

Karene Tialeu bt Bruce Mackinnon (Jul 31) 6-7 (7-9), 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentJulian Waite bt Keir Lord (Jul 28) 6-3, 4-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Such a close game! Could have gone either way..."  -- Julian
Julian Waite bt Erica Charles (Jul 26) 6-2, 6-3
Julian Waite bt Karene Tialeu (Jul 25) 7-5, 6-2
Keir Lord bt Karene Tialeu (Jul 24) 6-3, 7-5
Julian Waite bt Bruce Mackinnon (Jul 20) 6-0, 6-3
Julian Waite bt Charles Slater (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentErica Charles bt Karene Tialeu (Jul 17) 7-5, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Three and a half hour marathon, luckily played over two different days. Crazy long match - every game went to deuce, sometimes lots of deuces. Enjoyable but exhausting."  -- Erica
Reveal CommentKarene Tialeu bt Charles Slater (Jul 15) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, Great player"  -- Karene
Keir Lord bt Bruce Mackinnon (Jul 13) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
Keir Lord bt Linda Serck (Jul 9) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentCharles Slater bt Keir Lord (Jun 30) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another really enjoyable match with Keir I could not have coped with a third set"  -- Charles
Reveal CommentBruce Mackinnon bt Erica Charles (Jun 30) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play you again Erica, good luck with the remaining matches."  -- Bruce
Reveal CommentBruce Mackinnon bt Charles Slater (Jun 26) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Charles, the second set defiantly flatters me and is not a true reflection of the games we had which could have gone either way. Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Bruce
Reveal CommentBruce Mackinnon bt Linda Serck (Jun 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played and met Linda for the first time and had a enjoyable match with some very good rallies. Thanks Linda and good luck with the remaining matches."  -- Bruce
Erica Charles bt Charles Slater (Jun 23) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentLinda Serck bt Charles Slater (Jun 16) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Loved my match with Charles, despite the sweltering heat. Charles played superbly and with a tenacity that was incredibly hard to beat. Tennis is such a mental game that I had to keep thinking positively when I felt Charles was thrashing me. Thanks for being such a formidable opponent! "  -- Linda
Linda Serck bt Erica Charles (Jun 11) 6-3, 6-3

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Alan Magness 9.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Donald Wasterfall [W3, L2, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Krishnaraj Selvaraj [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Stephen Scrace [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Caroline Mackinnon [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jamal Ali [L4, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Robyn Doyle [L1, UF1] withdrawn 1
  8. Martin Collier 10.2 [L1, UF1] 1

Match Results:

Donald Wasterfall bt Jamal Ali (Aug 1) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentKrishnaraj Selvaraj bt Caroline Mackinnon (Jul 30) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Caroline has an amazing game with her consistent strokes, especially her backhand. She moves well in the court and w had some great rallies and drop shots with games getting into deuce. Especially the game I was serving for match went on & on and Caroline never gave up and a great opponent. I just won because I manage to get some of my 1st serves in."  -- Krishnaraj
Reveal CommentAlan Magness bt Caroline Mackinnon (Jul 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to meet you Caroline. Hot conditions and not the day for lots of running around, although your ground shots particularly 2nd set were certainly making me do that. Some dogged resistance and great fightbacks in a number of the games even if the eventual scoreline doesn't really do you justice."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentMartin Collier v Donald Wasterfall (Jul 14) 0-6, 7-6 (7-2) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic 2 sets with Donald, took me a while to get into the match and Donald played a great 1st set. But the 2nd set was about as close as it could be all the way through, right until the tie break when I managed to scrape a win. 1-1 as it stands"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentDonald Wasterfall bt Caroline Mackinnon (Jul 11) 6-7 (8-10), 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a great game by two evenly matched opponents. Tough but really enjoyable. Thanks Carol. "  -- Donald
Reveal CommentAlan Magness bt Martin Collier (Jul 9) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really good contest and was pleased to claw my way back from 2-4 down in the second set when Martin unleashed some cracking ground shots. A pleasure to play and look forward to playing again in future."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Magness bt Jamal Ali (Jul 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks so much for coming across to Reading for the game Jamal. A pleasure to meet you and best wishes for your other matches"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Magness bt Stephen Scrace (Jul 2) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable contest Steve and look forward to a rematch.Thanks for your gracious understanding when I got a little ahead of myself at the end of set 1!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Magness bt Krishnaraj Selvaraj (Jun 30) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A long but thoroughly enjoyable first set with fortunes ebbing and flowing, set points to each of us one of which I managed to take. Look forward to resuming the contest when we have more time available hopefully next week "  -- Alan
  • "Great to get our match completed and a pleasure to play. Some dogged resistance from Krishna who saved 4 or 5 match points before I finally got over the line." -- Alan
Reveal CommentKrishnaraj Selvaraj bt Jamal Ali (Jun 27) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Jamal for the match. Jamal have very good touch and rally and moves around the cour lot better than me and scores do not reflect that. I got lucky today with my 1st serves. "  -- Krishnaraj
Reveal CommentDonald Wasterfall bt Stephen Scrace (Jun 27) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Deuce, after deuce after deuce etc. Very close. One deciding set to play probably july1st "  -- Stephen
  • "What a match. Total playing time was 3.5hrs. Equally matched stubborn players who just wouldn’t give in. Well done Stephen you gave me a great match." -- Donald
Reveal CommentCaroline Mackinnon bt Jamal Ali (Jun 26) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play you again Jamal. An enjoyable match which I'm glad we got to finish! I'm going to work on returning those low drop shots before we play again! All the best for the rest of your matches. "  -- Caroline
Reveal CommentAlan Magness bt Donald Wasterfall (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable contest which was a lot closer than the score suggests - many games went to deuce. A pleasure to meet Don and best wishes for future matches"  -- Alan
Stephen Scrace bt Caroline Mackinnon (Jun 23) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentStephen Scrace bt Krishnaraj Selvaraj (Jun 19) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "What a great game. Very even. Krisnaja has an amazing first serve. Lots of placing of the ball with good rallies through out. It’s the reason I play in these leagues. Great fun and lots of challenge"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentCaroline Mackinnon bt Robyn Doyle (Jun 15) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Robyn again & a really enjoyable match. Plenty of long rallies, with most games going to deuce. We were both relieved it ended when it did as the weather was pretty hot! Thank you Robyn & good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Caroline
Krishnaraj Selvaraj bt Donald Wasterfall (Jun 13) 6-1, 6-3
Jamal Ali v Robyn Doyle (Jun 12) 6-4, 4-6 TBC

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Arnis Lasmanis 10.2 [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. Alex Baillie [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jonathan Lee [W4, L1] 9
  4. Sue Scrace [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sathiskumar Jothi [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tim Coulehan [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Adam Whitman [W1, L4] 2
  8. Tara Moore withdrawn

Match Results:

Alex Baillie bt Adam Whitman (Aug 3) 6-4, 6-1
Arnis Lasmanis bt Sathiskumar Jothi (Aug 2) 6-1, 6-0
Arnis Lasmanis bt Jonathan Lee (Aug 2) 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-3
Arnis Lasmanis bt Adam Whitman (Jul 31) 6-0, 6-0
Arnis Lasmanis bt Tim Coulehan (Jul 26) 6-0, 6-0
Arnis Lasmanis bt Alex Baillie (Jul 18) 6-2, 6-1
Jonathan Lee bt Alex Baillie (Jul 17) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentTim Coulehan bt Adam Whitman (Jul 17) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Really hot day for tennis- also we ran out of time and had move court mid-match. But fantastic match- when Adam’s serves work they are unplayable, and the same with some of his passing forehands. "  -- Tim
Jonathan Lee bt Sathiskumar Jothi (Jul 10) 6-1, 6-1
Adam Whitman bt Sathiskumar Jothi (Jul 9) 6-0, 6-3
Jonathan Lee bt Adam Whitman (Jul 8) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Sue Scrace bt Sathiskumar Jothi (Jul 4) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Jonathan Lee bt Tim Coulehan (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentSue Scrace bt Tim Coulehan (Jun 30) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game"  -- Sue
Alex Baillie bt Tim Coulehan (Jun 24) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentArnis Lasmanis bt Sue Scrace (Jun 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for tennis game😊"  -- Arnis
Sathiskumar Jothi bt Tim Coulehan (Jun 19) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
Alex Baillie bt Sathiskumar Jothi (Jun 16) 6-0, 6-3
Alex Baillie bt Sue Scrace (Jun 12) 6-3, 6-0