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Collapse AllReading Singles - Round 48 | Thursday 19 August 2021 to Wednesday 13 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 September 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Sam Elliott 7.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Christopher Wood [W2] 4
  3. Carlos Morillas [W1, L1] 2
  4. Luke Trenwith [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Adam Elliott [L2]
  6. Andy Nowlan 8.1
  7. James Ansell 6.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSam Elliott bt Luke Trenwith (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed my match with Luke. We had a great game and Luke has a brilliant serve and volley game that was challenging to play against. I look forward to playing again soon!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentChristopher Wood bt Luke Trenwith (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match and hit afterwards. I look forward to playing Luke again in future league matches."  -- Christopher
Christopher Wood bt Adam Elliott (Aug 28) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentSam Elliott bt Carlos Morillas (Aug 25) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Carlos and I had a great match. Carlos is a great player with a strong serve and excellent ground strokes. We had some excellent rallies, but I was slightly more consistent on the day."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Elliott bt Adam Elliott (Aug 24) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Adam and I had a very enjoyable game on a mild morning. We had some great rallies. I look forward to playing again in the next round."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentCarlos Morillas bt Luke Trenwith (Aug 22) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Luke and I had a good match after a while without competing. We continued training after the match and got some good rhythm. Looking forward to playing again next round. "  -- Carlos

Current Rankings:

  1. Vivek Majithia [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Richard Cole 8.1 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Jon Weldon [W1] 2
  4. Dominic Mansour [W1] 2
  5. Liz Sheppard [L1]
  6. Alex Denovan
  7. Alex Templer
  8. James Reith

Match Results:

Vivek Majithia bt Richard Cole (Sep 8) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentRichard Cole bt Liz Sheppard (Sep 7) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The scoreline was harsh on Liz, who is an excellent player and will win a lot more matches than she loses. However on this occasion, I managed to install my game to a decent standard to get the win."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentDominic Mansour bt Vivek Majithia (Sep 6) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Dominic, it was my first time on Clay but I managed to get in a few good rallies. Looking forward to our next match :)"  -- Vivek
Reveal CommentJon Weldon bt Vivek Majithia (Aug 23) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match played with Jon with some interesting and fun rallies. Looking forward to our next encounter."  -- Vivek

Current Rankings:

  1. Oli Grant [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jeremy Hewlett 7.2 [W3, L1] 7
  3. Andrea De Baggis 9.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Glen Mann [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Simon Denny [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andrew Wigmore 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  7. Luke Watson [L1] 1
  8. Kevin Byrne 8.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJeremy Hewlett bt Glen Mann (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another match where Jeremy kept edging the games and the score does a disservice to Glen's standard. I am certain that the next time we play the score will be very different. Glen was also very friendly, which made for a good spirited match. "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentJeremy Hewlett bt Andrea De Baggis (Sep 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful sunny morning and no wind. Played on clay. A bit difficult playing into the sun. A pleasure to play Andrea, the score does Andrea's level of tennis an injustice, Jeremy kept edging the games and Andrea got a bit disheartened. "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentGlen Mann bt Andrew Wigmore (Sep 15) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A competitive match with Andrew, second set could easily have gone his way and was very hard fought with a lot of breaks of serve! "  -- Glen
Andrea De Baggis bt Simon Denny (Sep 15) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentJeremy Hewlett bt Simon Denny (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Jeremy for good match."  -- Simon
Oli Grant bt Glen Mann (Sep 13) 7-5, 6-2
Oli Grant bt Andrea De Baggis (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-4
Oli Grant bt Jeremy Hewlett (Sep 8) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
Oli Grant bt Simon Denny (Sep 7) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentAndrew Wigmore bt Luke Watson (Sep 6) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another very close enjoyable match with Luke. Very well played. "  -- Andrew
Andrea De Baggis bt Glen Mann (Sep 2) 6-4, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Huib Steenbergen [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alan Noble [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Phil Dombey [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kirk Perkins [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Daniel Power [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Charlie Hiscox [L2]
  7. Max De Rohan

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlan Noble bt Charlie Hiscox (Sep 16) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game against one of the fittest guys I've ever played. Great intensity but less errors for me. Good luck mate"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Noble bt Daniel Power (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game against a great bloke. Good Luck in the rest of the league."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentKirk Perkins bt Daniel Power (Sep 7) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Dan came back strongly in the 2nd set and I just managed to hold out. Great game in good spirit."  -- Kirk
Alan Noble bt Phil Dombey (Sep 6) Walkover
Reveal CommentHuib Steenbergen bt Phil Dombey (Sep 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Unexpected warm conditions, still good points. Looking forward to playing again"  -- Huib
Reveal CommentHuib Steenbergen bt Alan Noble (Aug 31) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Windy but still some smart play. Look forward to the next one"  -- Huib
Reveal CommentAlan Noble bt Kirk Perkins (Aug 29) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with many many long rallies. Started off well and Kirk just keeps going and going and gets shots back time and time again. 2nd set I rushed to a 5 game lead and then 2 games back for kirk, I was thinking, you can't lose it from here but another duece game followed (one of about 10) but I managed to win the game. Look forward to playing again and good luck in the rest of the matches. "  -- Alan
Reveal CommentPhil Dombey bt Charlie Hiscox (Aug 26) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Nice close game"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentHuib Steenbergen bt Kirk Perkins (Aug 25) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Bit windy, will play and practice with Kirk many more times, thank you"  -- Huib
Reveal CommentDaniel Power bt Phil Dombey (Aug 25) 2-6, 7-5, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - weather slowed us both down in the end."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentHuib Steenbergen bt Daniel Power (Aug 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, many long games."  -- Huib

Current Rankings:

  1. Tung Hiu (Tony) Wong [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sunil Honyal [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. David Duncan [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Vibhu Sinha [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jordan Shepherd [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jason Olckers [W1] 2
  7. Varun Goswami [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVibhu Sinha bt Jordan Shepherd (Sep 11) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed playing with Jordan. The match could have gone either way and it was luck more than skill that helped me win this one. Good luck Jordan for the rest of the matches"  -- Vibhu
Reveal CommentJason Olckers bt Jordan Shepherd (Sep 8) 3-6, 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Jordan. Played over 2 sessions. Lots of very tight games and loads of running about. Third set could’ve got either way. Thank Jordan and good luck for the rest of your games." -- Jason
Reveal CommentTung Hiu (Tony) Wong bt Jordan Shepherd (Sep 5) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a sunny day, loads of long rallies and we both exhausted & almost passed out after the match! Well played, Jordan!"  -- Tung Hiu (Tony)
Reveal CommentDavid Duncan bt Jordan Shepherd (Sep 4) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with long rallies, Jordan played so many excellent net cord winners that there was no longer a need to groan from my side of the net, rather congratulate him on another great shot. Looking forward to the next match."  -- David
Tung Hiu (Tony) Wong bt Vibhu Sinha (Sep 3) 6-1, 6-4
Sunil Honyal bt David Duncan (Aug 29) 6-4, 7-5
Sunil Honyal bt Varun Goswami (Aug 28) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentTung Hiu (Tony) Wong bt David Duncan (Aug 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We had lots of long rally and David kept me running side to side, well play!!"  -- Tung Hiu (Tony)
Sunil Honyal bt Vibhu Sinha (Aug 22) 7-5, 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. Ezequiel Cupido [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Martin Ireland [W2, L1, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jasbir Malhi 8.2 [W2, L1, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ian Charles 9.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Dan Macdonald [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Simon Oatley 9.1 [W1] 2
  7. Gergo Jahni [L2]

Match Results:

Martin Ireland v Jasbir Malhi (Sep 17) 7-6 (7-5), 2-3 TBC
Reveal CommentEzequiel Cupido bt Jasbir Malhi (Sep 15) 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Jas, as usual. Nerves were on both sides specially at the 3rd set but was lucky to take the win this time . Thanks Jas for a good tennis "  -- Ezequiel
Reveal CommentMartin Ireland bt Dan Macdonald (Sep 13) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A long game with extended rallies and multiple deuce games... hardly any weren't. Dan had set points in both sets. Yet it wasn't a grind as balls were dropped flicked and lobbed and serves returned. The first set lasted about 80 minutes.... neither of us could finish the other so it became like some medieval pitched battle... at least, that's what it felt like to me. An experience I will not forget. Should really have been a three setter. 👍"  -- Martin
Simon Oatley bt Gergo Jahni (Sep 10) 6-0, 6-0
Jasbir Malhi bt Gergo Jahni (Sep 8) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentMartin Ireland bt Ian Charles (Sep 7) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was 1hr and 40 minutes of hard fought tennis with both of us leading at points in both sets. For anyone interested my HR Ave was 155 over the duration and Max 181. Scores in tennis sometimes tell very little of the story. It was played in the very best of competitive spirit. Very challenging and very enjoyable. "  -- Martin
Ian Charles bt Dan Macdonald (Sep 2) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentEzequiel Cupido bt Dan Macdonald (Sep 1) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Dan. We both made many mistakes and there were lots of broken serves. It was a very long but enjoyable match. Thank you for hosting at Mapledurham. Good luck with your other matches."  -- Ezequiel
Jasbir Malhi bt Ian Charles (Sep 1) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentEzequiel Cupido bt Martin Ireland (Aug 29) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "That was extremely enjoyable. It was highly competitive and played in a ruthless but respectful manner. One game lasted 21 minutes, the first set about 70 min. My only regret is that I didn't have what it took on the day to take it to 3 sets... Ezequiel plays a solid game and never let's go.. 🙏 Wonderful game of tennis. 👏 "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentEzequiel Cupido bt Ian Charles (Aug 27) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ian for the match. Always close scores . See you soon "  -- Ezequiel

Current Rankings:

  1. Satishkumar Ponnuswamy 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alvaro Tovar Molina [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Peter Henry [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mike Brooks 9.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Julian Waite [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Levi McAndrew-Brown [W1, L1] 3
  7. Steven Brown [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Paul Lotter

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Henry bt Levi McAndrew-Brown (Sep 17) 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close evenly matched game that I just edged. Thanks a lot"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Henry bt Mike Brooks (Sep 15) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A competitive game with some fun long rallies. Thanks Mike good to meet you"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentAlvaro Tovar Molina bt Satishkumar Ponnuswamy (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match against Satish. We had some very long games, especially the opening game of the second set, where I had to save at least 6 break points, and it lasted around 15 min. Satish adjusted his shots throughout the match really well, and made the match really tough, but I was lucky I somehow found a way. All the best to him for the rest of the league."  -- Alvaro
Mike Brooks bt Steven Brown (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-2
Mike Brooks bt Julian Waite (Sep 10) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlvaro Tovar Molina bt Peter Henry (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very entertaining match against Peter. It was a close one, with many games going to deuce multiple times, and some good rallies. It was fun to play Peter, and I wish him luck on the remaining matches!"  -- Alvaro
Reveal CommentSatishkumar Ponnuswamy bt Julian Waite (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game...Julian put me under lot of pressure and I managed to fight it out. Well played Julian."  -- Satishkumar
Julian Waite bt Alvaro Tovar Molina (Sep 5) 5-7, 6-3, [10-4]
Reveal CommentLevi McAndrew-Brown bt Steven Brown (Sep 3) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A more competitive match than the score suggests, with many long rallies and most games going to Deuce. Always a pleasure to play with Steve and I got a little lucky that his serve wasn't firing today. Good luck in the rest of the matches!"  -- Levi
Reveal CommentSatishkumar Ponnuswamy bt Steven Brown (Aug 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Once again, Satish got the better of me. I tried a few things....perhaps more success that the score indicates, but the score ultimately doesn't lie. Thanks for an enjoyable game."  -- Steven
Reveal CommentSatishkumar Ponnuswamy bt Peter Henry (Aug 23) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A n enjoyable battle for my first ever singles match. I managed to get a 5-1 lead but then Satish showed some great match play and tricky spins to win the next 12 games in a row! Lots of Deuce games and 2 hours for 2 sets. If we meet again hopefully with more match experience I'll be able to keep the score closer. Thanks again"  -- Peter

Current Rankings:

  1. Jai Thattil [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Prateek Gupta 9.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jonathan Lee [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Keir Lord 10.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alan Magness 9.1 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Bruce Mackinnon [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Arnis Lasmanis 10.2 [W1] 2
  8. James Pinchin [L3]

Match Results:

Jonathan Lee bt Bruce Mackinnon (Sep 19) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentPrateek Gupta bt Alan Magness (Sep 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed playing Alan. All the best for the remaining matches."  -- Prateek
Reveal CommentJai Thattil bt James Pinchin (Sep 17) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "James had a great start but fortunately I managed to get back on top. The weather was great as well. Thanks James and good luck with the rest of the matches"  -- Jai
Reveal CommentPrateek Gupta bt Keir Lord (Sep 15) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Keir was really unlucky as he had a few match points which he could not convert and I had lots of dodgy net cords which went in my favour. Well played and all the best for the remaining games."  -- Prateek
Jonathan Lee bt Keir Lord (Sep 13) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentBruce Mackinnon bt James Pinchin (Sep 12) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice and meet and play James. It was a really enjoyable match, lots of games could have gone either way"  -- Bruce
Reveal CommentPrateek Gupta bt Bruce Mackinnon (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The games were closer than the scores reflect. all the best for the remaining games. "  -- Prateek
Reveal CommentJai Thattil bt Bruce Mackinnon (Sep 6) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was hot and humid out there..had some good games. All the best for the rest of the games Bruce. Thank you"  -- Jai
Arnis Lasmanis bt Prateek Gupta (Sep 5) 6-0, 6-0
Jonathan Lee bt Alan Magness (Sep 5) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentAlan Magness bt Jai Thattil (Sep 3) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great fightback by Jai in the second set to lead 5-2 but I managed to claw my way back and just get over the line. Very enjoyable. Thanks and good luck withyourother games"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentPrateek Gupta bt James Pinchin (Aug 29) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "James played really well and had 2 set points in the first set. With a little bit of luck, the result could have been very different. Some great serves in the first set as well. Really enjoyed playing you James and all the best for the remaining games."  -- Prateek
Reveal CommentJai Thattil bt Jonathan Lee (Aug 27) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun with several of the games going to deuce. Thank you Jonathan and all the best for the remaining games."  -- Jai
Reveal CommentJai Thattil bt Prateek Gupta (Aug 25) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Some good games and great rallies. Prateek did well for his first match after a long break. It became tougher once he got into his groove. I was lucky that the match finished in two sets otherwise the final result could have been different. Thank you and all the best for the remaining games."  -- Jai
Reveal CommentKeir Lord bt Alan Magness (Aug 23) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match Alan, the last set was very competitive!!"  -- Keir

Current Rankings:

  1. Phil Gibbs [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Krishnaraj Selvaraj [W3] 6
  3. Charles Slater [W2, L1] 4
  4. Erica Charles 9.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Linda Serck [W1] 2
  6. Stephen Scrace [L3]
  7. Donald Wasterfall

Match Results:

Krishnaraj Selvaraj bt Charles Slater (Sep 18) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentKrishnaraj Selvaraj bt Stephen Scrace (Sep 17) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed playing with Steve and as always he kept me on my toes and scores do not reflect the close finish on almost every game. All the best Steve for rest of your matches."  -- Krishnaraj
Reveal CommentKrishnaraj Selvaraj bt Erica Charles (Sep 10) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks a lot Erica for lovely match. I thoroughly enjoyed playing with Erica and am she she won most rallies with her superb winners. I got lucky with my serves and score do not reflect the number close duece games we had."  -- Krishnaraj
Charles Slater bt Erica Charles (Sep 8) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentPhil Gibbs bt Erica Charles (Sep 6) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Erica. Excellent match - ebbed and flowed. 2 1/4 hours on a hot day!"  -- Phil
Linda Serck bt Stephen Scrace (Sep 1) Walkover
Charles Slater bt Phil Gibbs (Sep 1) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentPhil Gibbs bt Stephen Scrace (Aug 24) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An excellent match against a gentleman. Nip and tuck throughout. The 2 sets took 2 hours to play! A couple of very long juice games. Thoroughly enjoyable at a very nice venue (never played there before)"  -- Phil

Current Rankings:

  1. Alice Warden [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Caroline Mackinnon [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alex Baillie [W1, L1] 2
  4. Adam Whitman [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tim Coulehan [L2]
  6. Martin Collier 10.2
  7. Sathiskumar Jothi

Match Results:

Caroline Mackinnon bt Adam Whitman (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlice Warden bt Caroline Mackinnon (Sep 8) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you so much for the match Alice, it was great to meet you....I'll have to up my fitness if I'm to play you again! Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Caroline
Reveal CommentCaroline Mackinnon bt Tim Coulehan (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play you again Tim & wishing you all the best for the rest of your games."  -- Caroline
Alice Warden bt Alex Baillie (Sep 2) 7-5, 6-2
Alex Baillie bt Adam Whitman (Aug 30) 6-1, 6-0
Alice Warden bt Tim Coulehan (Aug 27) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentAlice Warden bt Adam Whitman (Aug 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A bit of a demolition by Alice but a fun match nonetheless!"  -- Adam