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