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Collapse AllReading Singles - Round 49 | Thursday 28 October 2021 to Wednesday 22 December 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 November 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Rupesh Ahluwalia 7.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gerben Van San 10.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. James Ansell 6.2 [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sam Elliott 7.2 [W1] 2
  5. Alex Templer [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Huib Steenbergen [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Richard Cole 8.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGerben Van San bt James Ansell (Dec 6) 6-7, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Probably one of the most epic matches I played in the league. A real shame there had to be a winner as we both deserved the 2 points. Perfect serving from both in the first set with 1 mini break being the difference. The second set we both started by losing serve and then I found a rhythm and was able to break James’ serve two more times. The third set ended up a carbon copy of the first with everyone keeping serve. In fairness James came closer to breaking me but I ended up finding the right angles when serving break point down. At 6-5 and James serving I decided to risk it all and managed to win avoiding a third set tiebreak. Fantastic game and as always good sportsmanship from James. Good luck with your remaining games"  -- Gerben
Reveal CommentJames Ansell bt Alex Templer (Nov 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed playing Alex on a lovely (fresh!) day over at Windsor. "  -- James
Reveal CommentRupesh Ahluwalia bt Alex Templer (Nov 20) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Alex , who has such good control over the ball. Very enjoyable match and good chat between games, good luck Alex and until next time.."  -- Rupesh
Reveal CommentGerben Van San bt Huib Steenbergen (Nov 19) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Huib at my new club Mapledurham. The score line was not reflective of the match as it was a real contest with many very long rallies. Huib is very consistent but probably my serve edge it on the night. Very enjoyable match and I look forward playing Huib again. Good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Gerben
Reveal CommentSam Elliott bt Gerben Van San (Nov 18) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Gerben and I had an enjoyable game at Mapledurham under the floodlights. I played well and Gerben wasn’t quite as used to the floodlights. I look forward to playing again soon."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentRupesh Ahluwalia bt Huib Steenbergen (Nov 12) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Huib in slightly damp conditions, very close second set! "  -- Rupesh
Reveal CommentGerben Van San bt Alex Templer (Nov 9) 6-1 Alex Templer Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Alex, who is a great technician on court (better than me!). If I am playing as good as Alex when I reach his respectable age, I will be very happy. Unfortunately Alex had to retire but we continued with some friendly rallies, where he gave some good pointers on how to improve my backhand. Thanks for the game Alex and good luck with your future matches. "  -- Gerben
Reveal CommentJames Ansell bt Huib Steenbergen (Nov 6) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Touch match as ever against Huib, with both of having some great rallies back and forth! I managed to take my chances when they appeared and just kept my nose ahead to take the win! Great match as ever - thanks Huib!"  -- James
Reveal CommentRupesh Ahluwalia bt James Ansell (Oct 31) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to meet and play James and we had another 3 setter this time. Played in the best of spirits and really enjoyable. Good luck James for the rest of the matches in the round!"  -- Rupesh

Current Rankings:

  1. Oli Grant [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Kevin Byrne 8.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. James Reith [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Dominic Mansour [W1] 2
  5. Jeremy Hewlett 7.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Armand Kirk [L2] 1
  7. Alan Noble withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Reith bt Armand Kirk (Dec 2) 7-5, 5-7, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in blustery conditions. Look forward to playing in the future. "  -- James
Reveal CommentJeremy Hewlett bt James Reith (Nov 28) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game. Look forward to the next one!"  -- James
Reveal CommentDominic Mansour bt James Reith (Nov 22) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Comfortable win for Dominic under the lights at Bradfield. There were some good rallies and a closer second set. Overall, an enjoyable game and look forward to playing again. "  -- James
Oli Grant bt Jeremy Hewlett (Nov 21) 6-3, 6-3
Oli Grant bt Kevin Byrne (Nov 18) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentKevin Byrne bt James Reith (Nov 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a close match - ignore the score line. Some cracking serves from James. In the second set, either the 3rd game or 5th game (can't remember which now) went to maybe 7 deuces. Could have gone either way that, fortunately it went mine, and it was possibly the turning point. With some more matches under his belt, James is going to be even stronger. Thanks for the match, and good luck for the rest of them."  -- Kevin
Oli Grant bt James Reith (Nov 4) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentKevin Byrne bt Armand Kirk (Nov 2) 6-1, 1-1 Armand Kirk Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately Armand took a tumble midway through the first set on a pretty slippery surface. He took the wise precaution to retire. Thanks for the game Armand and good luck with your other matches."  -- Kevin

Current Rankings:

  1. Tung Hiu (Tony) Wong [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew Wigmore 10.2 [W3] 6
  3. Adam Plaza 8.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Liz Sheppard [W2, L1] 5
  5. Sunil Honyal [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andrea De Baggis 9.1 [W1] 2
  7. Mohamed Siddique Kuwari [L2]

Match Results:

Andrea De Baggis bt Tung Hiu (Tony) Wong (Dec 5) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentLiz Sheppard bt Sunil Honyal (Nov 28) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "This was a fantastically tough battle in freezing weather, a very enjoyable match!"  -- Liz
Andrew Wigmore bt Adam Plaza (Nov 25) 6-2, 6-1
Andrew Wigmore bt Tung Hiu (Tony) Wong (Nov 24) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentLiz Sheppard bt Adam Plaza (Nov 24) 7-6 (7-2), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game, some great rallies - Adam had me running all over the place - and his drop shots are fantastic."  -- Liz
Adam Plaza bt Mohamed Siddique Kuwari (Nov 24) Walkover
Adam Plaza bt Tung Hiu (Tony) Wong (Nov 22) 7-5, 6-4
Sunil Honyal bt Adam Plaza (Nov 20) 6-3, 6-4
Tung Hiu (Tony) Wong bt Sunil Honyal (Nov 14) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentTung Hiu (Tony) Wong bt Liz Sheppard (Nov 12) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thx for inviting me to play on clay, it was good experience. Definitely, we can re-match and play on clay again! Well played, Liz!"  -- Tung Hiu (Tony)
Andrew Wigmore bt Sunil Honyal (Nov 7) 7-5, 6-4
Tung Hiu (Tony) Wong bt Mohamed Siddique Kuwari (Nov 3) 6-0, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Kirk Perkins [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Daniel Power [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Phil Dombey [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ezequiel Cupido [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Melvyn Hayden 10.1 [W1] 2
  6. Barry Conway

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMelvyn Hayden bt Ezequiel Cupido (Nov 24) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "My first singles match since Covid and I loved it! The game felt closer than what the score suggests. Eze had some great gets today, fortunately for me the deciding factor today was net play. "  -- Melvyn
Reveal CommentPhil Dombey bt Ezequiel Cupido (Nov 22) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Friendly competitive game "  -- Phil
Reveal CommentKirk Perkins bt Phil Dombey (Nov 19) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Phil came alive in the 2nd and made me work hard for the win. Some great rallies."  -- Kirk
Reveal CommentKirk Perkins bt Ezequiel Cupido (Nov 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Court was a bit slippy and so we both struggled to get into a rhythm and play good tennis....our best came in the cool down! :) Was great to meet and have a chat and played in good spirits."  -- Kirk
Reveal CommentDaniel Power bt Ezequiel Cupido (Nov 15) 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Great tennis weather, not too cold and no wind with dry courts. Very competitive match as usual. Great fun and lots of running!"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentKirk Perkins bt Daniel Power (Nov 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "As usual a very enjoyable match with Dan played in good spirits. Unfortunately Dan had to change rackets half way through, which made it tough for him. Look forward to the next!"  -- Kirk
Reveal CommentDaniel Power bt Phil Dombey (Nov 2) 6-2, 2-6, [14-12]

Player Comments:

  • "Topsy turvy game as it always seems to be with Phil. Should have played a third set in retrospect - need to read my rule book again. "  -- Daniel

Current Rankings:

  1. Jason Olckers [W2, L1] 5
  2. David Duncan [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jonathan Lee [W2] 4
  4. Simon Oatley 9.1 [W2] 4
  5. Satishkumar Ponnuswamy 10.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Paul Lotter [W1, L1] 2
  7. Martin Ireland [L1] 1

Match Results:

Simon Oatley bt Paul Lotter (Dec 3) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentSimon Oatley bt Jason Olckers (Nov 25) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Well done mate, always a good game with you. Some Great battles and some good shots and some difficult tiebreaks, well done. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentJason Olckers bt David Duncan (Nov 23) 6-4, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another great ding dong battle with David. After winning 7 straight games, I did think David was going to find his stride and finish the match off. Luckily I managed a come back and got the win. Could’ve gone either way. Good luck with the rest of your games David. "  -- Jason
Reveal CommentPaul Lotter bt David Duncan (Nov 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was really nice to meet David and we had a very enjoyable match. Low sun made for a couple of difficult games. Overall it was a close match match and looking forward to playing David again."  -- Paul
Jonathan Lee bt Satishkumar Ponnuswamy (Nov 18) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJason Olckers bt Satishkumar Ponnuswamy (Nov 11) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Satish. Very close first set that we both felt deserved a tie break. All round good game with some good rallies. Good luck with the rest of your matches Satish. "  -- Jason
Jonathan Lee bt Martin Ireland (Nov 5) 6-1, 1-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentDavid Duncan bt Satishkumar Ponnuswamy (Oct 29) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A long match, with daylight, a light shower of rain, rainbow and then flood lights. Tense, for me anyway, and competitive with long rallies. Satish is very consistent and has an impressive slice and played some amazing slice winners with balls that stop dead or kicked to the right making them unreachable in the slightly slippery conditions. Thank you for hosting Satish and until the next time!"  -- David

Current Rankings:

  1. Ian Charles 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Dan Macdonald [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Peter Henry [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Julian Waite [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mike Brooks 9.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Charlie Hiscox [L1] 1

Match Results:

Ian Charles bt Julian Waite (Nov 24) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentPeter Henry bt Mike Brooks (Nov 21) 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good hard fought match played in good spirits"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentDan Macdonald bt Julian Waite (Nov 19) 7-6 (7-4), 0-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliantly battling game where there was mistakes from both of us but quality in certain moments made this challenging. Really enjoy the game and just a few shots at crucial times gave me the win but was in the balance throughout and Julian showed his intent with the 6-0 in the third. Good luck with the next match "  -- Dan
Reveal CommentPeter Henry bt Julian Waite (Nov 17) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, close all the way, managed to just get over the line with a comeback and 2 tie breaks!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentDan Macdonald bt Mike Brooks (Nov 16) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always great to play Mike as keeps the rallies going and makes you think about positioning. Today I played a good percentage of shots in with variation meant it was my day but the score flattered as Mike was ahead in most of the games just couldn't finish me off."  -- Dan
Ian Charles bt Charlie Hiscox (Nov 13) 6-3, 3-6, [10-5]
Reveal CommentIan Charles bt Peter Henry (Nov 10) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Chess game - Peter got everything back, had to think 3 moves ahead. Last set was deuces all the way. Thanks for traveling, Peter, great fun. "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Charles bt Mike Brooks (Nov 6) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks, Mike. Most enjoyable and challenging as always. Pleased that I narrowly avoided the bagel at 0-5 in the second. Oh, no! Sorry, Mike, I forgot that I was supposed to keep that quiet!"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Charles bt Dan Macdonald (Nov 4) 7-5, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Rained most of the time, but brightened by Dan's incandescent forehand"  -- Ian

Current Rankings:

  1. Jai Thattil [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Krishnaraj Selvaraj [W2, L1, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Keir Lord 10.2 [W2, L1, UF1] 5
  4. Luke Sansum [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Edward Gore [L3]
  6. James Armitage

Match Results:

Keir Lord bt Edward Gore (Nov 28) 6-0, 6-3
Keir Lord v Krishnaraj Selvaraj (Nov 27) 3-6, 6-3 TBC
Reveal CommentJai Thattil bt Luke Sansum (Nov 23) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a great game. I managed to get the first set and then Luke came back strongly on set 2. Set 3 could have gone either way and was very close. We kept on breaking each other's serves. Really enjoyed the game. Thankyou Luke for hosting and all the best for the rest of the games."  -- Jai
Keir Lord bt Luke Sansum (Nov 22) 6-0, 7-5
Reveal CommentJai Thattil bt Edward Gore (Nov 21) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Edward was a bit rusty after the long gap. But really great technique and placement. It was a bit windy out there as well which did not help. Thanks and all the best for the rest of the matches"  -- Jai
Reveal CommentKrishnaraj Selvaraj bt Luke Sansum (Nov 21) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Luke, thanks for hosting and it was a great match indeed. I got lucky with my 1st serves getring in nd that made the difference...scores do not reflect the closeness and nerves we were in.."  -- Krishnaraj
Reveal CommentKrishnaraj Selvaraj bt Edward Gore (Nov 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Ed started playing recently and this was his first match. He moves so well with some good techniques.. scores do not reflect some of the close games we had and thoroughly enjoyed. All the best for rest of your matches."  -- Krishnaraj
Reveal CommentJai Thattil bt Keir Lord (Nov 17) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "great game-especially the second set was very close. Thanks Keir and all the best for rest of the matches"  -- Jai
Reveal CommentJai Thattil bt Krishnaraj Selvaraj (Nov 12) 7-6 (9-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great game on a day where the whether changed constantly. We had a great first set that went to tie break. Krishnaraj has a big first serve and I was lucky to win the first tie break. Rain played some spoil sport as well. But thoroughly enjoyed the game. Thank you Krishnaraj and best of luck for the rest of the games"  -- Jai

Current Rankings:

  1. Erica Charles 9.1 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Charles Slater [W1] 2
  3. Phil Gibbs [W1] 2
  4. Karene Tialeu [L2] 2
  5. Gergo Jahni [L1]
  6. Alessandro Fonseka

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPhil Gibbs bt Karene Tialeu (Nov 28) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Match was played on a cold (1 degrees) but sunny morning. The first two sets were rather one sided, but the deciding set was extremely close with a lot of games going to multiple dueces. I just shaved it. Really enjoyed playing Karene - match was played in a competitive but very friendly spirit. Good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Phil
Reveal CommentErica Charles bt Karene Tialeu (Nov 21) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Another long one in which we were very evenly matched. I got lucky in the tie break. A lot of fun."  -- Erica
Reveal CommentErica Charles bt Gergo Jahni (Nov 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of long rallies and deuces, score didn't do justice."  -- Erica
Reveal CommentCharles Slater bt Erica Charles (Nov 11) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "As always a very enjoyable match"  -- Charles

Current Rankings:

  1. Alice Warden [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alex Baillie [W4, L1] 8
  3. Stephen Scrace [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Martin Collier 10.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tim Coulehan [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Adam Whitman [L2]

Match Results:

Alex Baillie bt Stephen Scrace (Dec 3) 6-0, 7-5
Alex Baillie bt Adam Whitman (Dec 2) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlice Warden bt Alex Baillie (Nov 28) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match as always! "  -- Alice
Reveal CommentAlex Baillie bt Martin Collier (Nov 28) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Martin, look forward to next time"  -- Alex
Martin Collier bt Tim Coulehan (Nov 21) 6-2, 6-3
Alice Warden bt Adam Whitman (Nov 20) 6-2, 6-2
Alice Warden bt Stephen Scrace (Nov 19) 6-1, 6-3
Stephen Scrace bt Tim Coulehan (Nov 9) 6-3, 6-3
Alex Baillie bt Tim Coulehan (Nov 7) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentAlice Warden bt Tim Coulehan (Nov 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Tim again, good power on his serves! A bit drizzly conditions, but played in good spirits 😊👍🏽"  -- Alice
Reveal CommentAlice Warden bt Martin Collier (Nov 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lot more of a smooth match this time, no rain delays or anyone falling over! Lovely to play Martin again :) "  -- Alice
Reveal CommentStephen Scrace bt Martin Collier (Nov 4) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and play Martin again. He really came good in the second set and his repertoire of drop shots was impressive."  -- Stephen