Collapse AllReigate & Banstead Singles - Round 1 | Thursday 28 June 2018 to Wednesday 22 August 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 July 2018)

A very warm welcome to the first round of this new league. And well done everyone for playing an incredibly high proportion of games with most of you also getting bonus points. What a round it turned out to be with competitive yet friendly encounters throughout. Despite the often sweltering weather, there were many great matches with close sets and long rallies. As well as the heat (Chris versus Sandy in particular) players handled windy conditions (Ben versus Chris) and on one occasion poor light which brought the finely balanced match between Aaron and Julia to a premature end. All in all a round to remember.

Group Summary:

Clear winner of this round is Ben with 12 points very closely followed by runner-up Joe with 10. This looks to have been a very competitive group with everyone getting at least one victory. Only a couple of sets went to 6-0 and one of those was in Sandy's three-setter against Aaron; Sandy dropped the second 0-6 after a winning the first set tie break before coming back to win the final set 6-4. This was one of the two three-setters in the group, the other being Julia against Chris which sounds like a great match with lots of "interesting rallies". Another close match was Sarah against Sandy where there were some long rallies in the tie break second set.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ben Cole 10.2 [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. Joe Hilton [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Tucker [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Julia Postnikova [W3, L2, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Aaron Nethercott 10.2 [W2, L3, UF1] 6
  6. Sarah Davis [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sandy Boyer [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAaron Nethercott v Julia Postnikova (Aug 21) 6-3, 5-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Match ended due to poor light"  -- Aaron
Aaron Nethercott bt Chris Tucker (Aug 20) 6-1, 6-2
Ben Cole bt Aaron Nethercott (Aug 14) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentJulia Postnikova bt Sarah Davis (Aug 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "All in all, it was a good match. A lot of good rallies "  -- Julia
Aaron Nethercott bt Sarah Davis (Aug 5) Walkover
Chris Tucker bt Joe Hilton (Aug 4) Walkover
Ben Cole bt Joe Hilton (Aug 4) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBen Cole bt Chris Tucker (Jul 28) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match in windy conditions but lots of great points played."  -- Ben
Ben Cole bt Julia Postnikova (Jul 24) Walkover
Joe Hilton bt Sandy Boyer (Jul 24) 6-3, 6-3
Joe Hilton bt Julia Postnikova (Jul 23) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2
Joe Hilton bt Aaron Nethercott (Jul 22) 6-3, 6-3
Sandy Boyer bt Aaron Nethercott (Jul 18) 7-6, 0-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentSarah Davis bt Sandy Boyer (Jul 17) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match. The second set was very close and included many long rallies. "  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentJulia Postnikova bt Chris Tucker (Jul 17) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, lots of interesting rallies ... "  -- Julia
Joe Hilton bt Sarah Davis (Jul 16) 6-1, 6-3
Chris Tucker bt Sarah Davis (Jul 14) 6-3, 6-3
Ben Cole bt Sarah Davis (Jul 13) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentJulia Postnikova bt Sandy Boyer (Jul 10) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match . A lot of interesting rallies . "  -- Julia
Ben Cole bt Sandy Boyer (Jul 8) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentChris Tucker bt Sandy Boyer (Jul 7) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in very hot weather!"  -- Chris