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Collapse AllRichmond Parks Singles - Round 26 | Thursday 19 September 2019 to Wednesday 13 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 October 2019)

Nearly two-thirds of matches were played which given the year-end mix of weather, rain one moment, blinding sun the next, is pretty good going! Thank you all for making this such a successful league. We take a break now till early January, which means all that is left to do is wish you the very best for the holidays and a very happy, tennis-filled New Year!

Group Summary:

And it is another one-two for Mihai and Alvaro but just as in the last round, Mihai couldn't quite manage a clean sweep of wins. This time it was David who interrupted Mihai's winning streak, but sadly for him he only played (and won) three matches which wasn't enough to catch the champ. Very well done to Mihai and to Alvaro, and a nod too to Bilai in third place with four wins of his own. Thanks everyone and not least for the excellent commentaries.

Final Rankings:

  1. Mihai Nagit 7.1 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alvaro Cordero 8.1 [W4, L3] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Bilal Basir 7.2 [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Christopher Belcourt 8.1 [W4, L2] 9
  5. Rags Martel [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. David Kane 7.1 [W3] 6
  7. Maximilian Rudolf 7.2 [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Rodrigo Dias [L6] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRags Martel bt Maximilian Rudolf (Nov 9) 5-1 Maximilian Rudolf Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Sadly, a retirement from Max. His back was bruised and battered from his match the day before - and not the usual battling competitor we all know. Rest up. Let’s play again soon. "  -- Rags
Reveal CommentChristopher Belcourt bt Rags Martel (Nov 9) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Such an awesome stylish player, and a true gentleman. This match could have gone either way as it was a very close contest. Rags imposed himself at the net with a sneaky efficiency and vollied extremely well. The lob became a go to effective shot against him in the first, which certainly didnt look as good as his multitude of blinding winners when situation reversed. In the second, Rag's serve seemed to improve, as he was hitting big seconds, but perhaps fatigue on his part and growing confidence from my side hyst tipped the balance. All I'll say is go for your shots next time mate! Look forward to seeing you on court again soon. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Belcourt bt Maximilian Rudolf (Nov 8) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 5-5 Maximilian Rudolf Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match with some big hitting and big slipping from max. He battled extremely hard running down every point that he could, and left me standing still when he hit some huge winners. The poorly maintained courts lacking sand made for treacherous conditions, and with it being cold and wet and both of us slippig many times, Max finally cramping, he felt he could not continue. Really well played Max, I think you'll have me next time ; - )"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Belcourt bt Rodrigo Dias (Nov 6) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Rodrigo is a fantastic competitor, and a lovely chap. Hit some pretty heavy serves and great forehand ground strokes. I loved his attitude on court, seemingly delighted to be hitting tennis balls and rarely vocally scathing of his own errors which is rare to see. We had a great match with lots of close games which tipped in my favour. a A few nice winning drop shots from Rodrigo mixed it up well between him opening up the court and putting away volleys. Very enjoyable, and look forward to playing him in the new year. Enjoy the Brazilian summer Rodrigo, look forward to your coach upgraded tennis skills."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentDavid Kane bt Bilal Basir (Nov 4) 6-2, 3-1 Bilal Basir Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately Bilal slipped in the 2nd set and could not continue. Wishing him a speedy recovery," -- David
Reveal CommentRags Martel bt Rodrigo Dias (Nov 3) 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good tennis battle, particularly in first set. Some long rallies and even longer games. Great to meet you Rodrigo. Best of luck in your final matches. "  -- Rags
Reveal CommentAlvaro Cordero bt Maximilian Rudolf (Nov 3) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Max played and amazing first set. He was up 5-1 with his serve. I got some lucky shots and manage to break. Max is a great competitor. Looking forward to our match in the next round."  -- Alvaro
Reveal CommentMihai Nagit bt Alvaro Cordero (Oct 30) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle as always with an outstanding player. First set started with me getting ahead 3-0 and Alvaro getting back to 3-2 before losing another batch of 3 games. Second set started with Alvaro changing the tactics and reducing the unforced errors and going up 4-0 and closing strongly with 6-2. Third set started with Alv breaking my serve and leading for the first time in the match. Long rallies and great exchanges were not spared and we went head to head until 4-3 when managed to hold for 5-3 and had a lucky lob to close 6-3. Lovely playing you Alv once more and let’s do it again!! "  -- Mihai
Alvaro Cordero bt Rodrigo Dias (Oct 26) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentBilal Basir bt Christopher Belcourt (Oct 23) 7-5, 6-7 (7-9), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "4 hour match. Chris played brilliantly in first 2 sets which lasted 3 hours. Long rallies stretching each other from side to side. He waited patiently for his chances. All the games were fought closely and were decided by few important points. 3rd set I got lucky and went for my shots and most of them fell in. Chris got amazing technique on both wings and I wish you all the best for rest of the matches"  -- Bilal

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Kane bt Mihai Nagit (Oct 23) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect afternoon for a game of tennis. A lot of twist and turns throughout the match with breaks and holds all over the place. Mihai definitely doesn’t give up on any points and it was a fun match to be a part of. A shame about his broken string at 5-5 in the first set which gave me a chance to get ahead. Absolute pleasure to play Mihai and look forward to our next one. "  -- David
Reveal CommentChristopher Belcourt bt Alvaro Cordero (Oct 23) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was such a varied and fun match. I have to thank Alvaro for being so gracious on court and fair in his line calls, always calm and very respectful. We had some very competitive rallies, and many winners between us both, with some exquisite touches from Alvaro at the net. A very close first set on serve, with Alvaro at 4-5, I had a couple of lucky line balls and somehow took the game and first set. An elated feeling caused me to relax, and change game plan which soon saw me 0-4 down with little prospect of recovery. Alvaro hitting with few errors and maintaining a very smart and consistent style of play, showing his years of experience. The third set felt slightly fortunate as many deuces went my way. Well played, bring on next round"  -- Christopher
Bilal Basir bt Rodrigo Dias (Oct 19) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlvaro Cordero bt Rags Martel (Oct 16) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult match with Rags. We had to wait a couple of hours for the rain to clear. Surface was still slippery making it very difficult at the beginning. Rags came back strong in the second set managing to win after breaking my serve in a long game. Third set started very close, but everything changed when I managed to get a break in the fifth game."  -- Alvaro
Reveal CommentAlvaro Cordero bt Bilal Basir (Oct 9) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle with Bilal, that extended to 2 days. Bilal is a great player and I had to dig very deep to stay in the match. On the first day we played, he was serving very strong. He broke me once in the first set and that was it. In the second set we went all the way to 5-5 without a break. I managed to get my first break of serve then to win the second set 7-5. It was already dark, so we decided to stop and continue a few days later. Third set was the same story. We went all the way to 4-4 without a break. Finally managed to break Bilal and win the battle."  -- Alvaro
Reveal CommentBilal Basir bt Maximilian Rudolf (Oct 6) 7-6 (7-5), 3-1 Maximilian Rudolf Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Both struggled in the windy conditions. Max’s forehand stood firm. Had to come back from behind to win the first. Very tough to rally in the tricky conditions."  -- Bilal
Reveal CommentMaximilian Rudolf bt Rodrigo Dias (Oct 5) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Interesting battle on saturday morning. First set rodrigo went up 2:5 when i started finally to push back a bit. But he managed to push it over the line. Second set i gained confidence and rodrigo fought back woth great running. In the 3rd we were pushed of the court (PLEASE MAKE BOOKINGS 2 HRS AGAIN) and finished in a nerve racking manner the match at Moormead. Rodrigo is a great addition to the league. Thx."  -- Maximilian
Reveal CommentMihai Nagit bt Rodrigo Dias (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Such a great match against Rodrigo, the score lying about the quality of the battle. Rodrigo is a fine tennis player with beautiful technique and definitely a great addition to our Richmond league. Hope to play you soon and good luck with your next ones!!"  -- Mihai
Reveal CommentMihai Nagit bt Rags Martel (Oct 4) 6-0, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very interesting match, with Rags losing only due to the fact that his signature serve and volley style was let down by the service game today. Several double faults in key points like deuces tipped the balance in my favour and only had to hold my service which was not easy to secure the win. Good luck with the next ones champ!"  -- Mihai
Reveal CommentMihai Nagit bt Christopher Belcourt (Oct 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "As always Chris is a very difficult opponent, fighting very smartly and using his aggressive and beautiful top spin. The match was very tight and the score doesn’t reflect entirely how close it was. Chis was up 2-0 in both sets and played very well. The entire match felt like a chess game, testing both players mental strength. Good luck with the next ones Chris!!"  -- Mihai
Reveal CommentDavid Kane bt Alvaro Cordero (Oct 2) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Alvaro definitely tested my tight hamstrings with his brutal sliced angles and drop shots. Constant changing of weather conditions made for some difficulty at the net leading to a few questionable shots by myself. Tough match and even though it’s difficult to play it’s a great to see someone that has more than just a ‘Plan A’! Thanks for the game Alvaro. "  -- David
Reveal CommentMihai Nagit bt Maximilian Rudolf (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against Max as always!! Max played well and went up 2-1 in the first and 4-1,40-15 in the second breaking my service after long 5/6 deuces games and only some gifts made on his serve allowed me to get back in the sets. Keep the faith and good luck with the next ones!!"  -- Mihai
Bilal Basir bt Rags Martel (Sep 28) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentMihai Nagit bt Bilal Basir (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle with Bilal in the first match of the league on a warm sunny Friday evening. Match was extremely tight and difficult due to the fighting spirit of Bilal who kept coming back in both sets after a slower or cautious start. Once relaxed he played amazing shots making me run like a mad dog from corner to corner and pushed me into defence. Very nice meeting you Bilal, you are a great addition to the league and good luck with your next matches."  -- Mihai

Group Summary:

Alexandru is on the march up the groups following up his win last time with another excellent display of tennis. Rob, Nick and Martin all made sure that Alexandru had to watch his back, each playing an extra match to keep themselves in contention. Indeed, Rob equalled Alexandru's eight points but a narrow defeat in their head-to-head meant Alexandru is the champ!

Final Rankings:

  1. Alexandru Tataru 8.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Rob Hollinshead 8.1 [W3, L2] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Nick Whitehorn 9.1 [W3, L2] 7
  4. Martin Dewberry [W3, L2] 7
  5. Ersan Durer [W1, L1] 2
  6. Thomas Bastiani [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Tom Dunbar [L2] 1

Match Results:

Nick Whitehorn bt Tom Dunbar (Nov 6) Walkover
Reveal CommentRob Hollinshead bt Tom Dunbar (Nov 3) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good battle, tough work and no punches pulled. Great to play a similar kind of player and looking forward to our next encounter. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentMartin Dewberry bt Ersan Durer (Nov 3) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match from the start, Ersan had challenging groundstrokes but some trouble on serve giving me the edge. Fun match with long games. Good luck with your next match!"  -- Martin
Alexandru Tataru bt Thomas Bastiani (Oct 27) 6-1, 6-1
Alexandru Tataru bt Nick Whitehorn (Oct 23) 6-3, 7-5

Match of the Group:

Alexandru Tataru bt Rob Hollinshead (Oct 21) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Ersan Durer bt Thomas Bastiani (Oct 20) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentNick Whitehorn bt Martin Dewberry (Oct 19) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A tough competitive match with Martin - lots of ebbs and flows in the scoreline on a rare dry and occasionally blindingly sunny day. So many deuces I can't recall them all. Many epic shots, many frustrating misses and an emotional rollercoaster by all accounts. Thanks for the match mate, my lucky day."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentRob Hollinshead bt Nick Whitehorn (Oct 18) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good battle with a bit of everything, even a mid-rally court invasion by a squirrel. A tough match by all accounts and the serving in the third set proved to be a factor."  -- Rob
Alexandru Tataru bt Martin Dewberry (Oct 18) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4
Reveal CommentRob Hollinshead bt Thomas Bastiani (Oct 14) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A bit slippery underfoot and the weather did its best to soak us at one point. We battled on with plenty of good rallies from the baseline, but even more impressive was that neither of us slipped once. I hope we can both keep that record going all round and beyond. All about the small steps."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentMartin Dewberry bt Thomas Bastiani (Oct 6) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with competitive rallies; a little damp on the court but playable. Good luck with your future matches!"  -- Martin
Martin Dewberry bt Rob Hollinshead (Sep 28) 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentNick Whitehorn bt Thomas Bastiani (Sep 27) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Driving wind and flash rains throughout... not the optimal welcome to the league round. Nice to play you Tom - Good luck with your other matches!"  -- Nick

Group Summary:

Rod's run of five wins makes it look easy, but dig a little into the commentaries and note that David and Nicola nearly took sets of the champ and you can see how hard fought - and well deserved - this group win was. Well done Rod and to Nicolo who just edged Manoj into third place by bagging bonus points!

Final Rankings:

  1. Rod Sumner 8.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nicolo Colombo [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Manoj Jangra 8.2 [W3, L1] 6
  4. David Saville 9.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Bibhavasu Mishra 10.2 [W2, L3] 5
  6. Sallyanne Houlton [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Adrian Ion 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRod Sumner bt Manoj Jangra (Nov 10) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another really enjoyable match against long-term rival Mani. Playing at home and Mani's lack of sleep and match practice due to becoming a dad really helped me today and the match wasn't as tight as it usually is. Was getting much closer towards the end but I just managed to close it out as Mani was getting back towards his best. A great workout on a sunny Sunday morning - cheers Mani and see you soon mate."  -- Rod
Reveal CommentManoj Jangra bt Nicolo Colombo (Nov 9) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An really close match that could of gone either way, the pendulum kept swinging one way then the other. Shattered now and looking forward to playing Nicolo again in the future. "  -- Manoj
Reveal CommentManoj Jangra bt Bibhavasu Mishra (Nov 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good luck in the rest of your matches Vasu! "  -- Manoj
Reveal CommentBibhavasu Mishra bt Sallyanne Houlton (Oct 27) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Both Sally and I were grateful for some sunshine and warmth today. It was a good day to be outdoors and playing some tennis. She's an amazing sport and not someone to give you cheap points. Best wishes for the upcoming matches and rounds. "  -- Bibhavasu
Reveal CommentNicolo Colombo bt Adrian Ion (Oct 25) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "windy : ) "  -- Nicolo
Reveal CommentRod Sumner bt Bibhavasu Mishra (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Vasu - slippy conditions and sun in the eyes didn't help either of us, but really enjoyed the match despite this. Having seen you hit before I know if we play again it will be a much tougher match - best of luck with your remaining matches."  -- Rod
Reveal CommentBibhavasu Mishra bt David Saville (Oct 19) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Local Tennis League turned team mates into rivals. It was awesome playing David this morning at the Westerly Ware tennis court. He is nearly as relentless as Rafa Nadal and gets practically every ball back. Good luck for the remaining matches!!"  -- Bibhavasu
David Saville bt Sallyanne Houlton (Oct 15) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentRod Sumner bt Nicolo Colombo (Oct 13) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough conditions in the wind and rain on Sunday morning at York House - very evenly matched and could have gone either way in the first set. Probably should have gone to a third set decider in which case we would have had to play another time as the court was getting wetter by the minute, but I was lucky to scrape home in the second set. Great to play you again Nicolo and thanks for getting the match done in such horrible weather - let's play again soon!"  -- Rod
Reveal CommentRod Sumner bt Sallyanne Houlton (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet you Sallyanne and thanks for playing in the drizzle and slippy conditions - best of luck with your future matches."  -- Rod
Reveal CommentRod Sumner bt David Saville (Oct 9) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Dave is a great competitor, never gives up and gets everything back - at 4-1 up in the second set he had his chances but I got lucky and sneaked it on the tie break. Good to play again and all the best."  -- Rod

Match of the Group:

Nicolo Colombo bt Bibhavasu Mishra (Oct 6) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
David Saville bt Nicolo Colombo (Oct 4) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Reveal CommentManoj Jangra bt Sallyanne Houlton (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely meeting you Sally and and good luck in the rest of your matches"  -- Manoj

Group Summary:

With a number of matches not played Aman couldn't be certain of his group win until the very end of the round. Has he any nails left we wonder? Nicely done Aman and a reminder to everyone that the surest way of giving yourself the best chance of winning a group is to get those matches played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Aman Sood [W3, UF1] 6 WINNER
  2. Francesco Piras [W2, UF1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Gianfranco Celani 8.1 [W1, L3, UF1] 4
  4. Patrick Addis [W1, UF1] 3
  5. Vik Ramakrishnan [W1, L1] 2
  6. Tony Langford [W1, L2] 2
  7. James Meurer 9.2 [W1, L3] 2
  8. Ben Chapman [L1]

Match Results:

Aman Sood bt Tony Langford (Nov 12) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentTony Langford bt James Meurer (Nov 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We arrived at York House Gardens to find the court covered in water, so Plan B was Deer Park where the courts were dry but there was a very strong wind. But we managed to have a great game with some long and challenging rallies."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentFrancesco Piras bt James Meurer (Nov 9) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I'm not quite sure what was stronger - the wind or the rain. Eventually however, the elements proved mightier than our will to continue. We'll do our best to complete it should the weather improve before the end of the league."  -- James
Patrick Addis bt Gianfranco Celani (Oct 30) 6-1, 6-3
Francesco Piras bt Gianfranco Celani (Oct 27) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentGianfranco Celani bt Tony Langford (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Blinded by the sun on a side of the court."  -- Gianfranco
Reveal CommentGianfranco Celani v Aman Sood (Oct 15) 6-3, 3-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "what a pity we ran out of time to finish the match!"  -- Gianfranco
Aman Sood bt James Meurer (Oct 9) 6-1, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames Meurer bt Gianfranco Celani (Oct 6) 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Mixed conditions after the night's heavy rain and then a low sun for the second two sets. Gianfranco reined me in after an early lead and, with some genuinely world-class slices and drop-shots he took the first set. I was able to re-group in the second however, managing to stay in front for the rest of the match. Really good fun and challenging tennis. Welcome to the Richmond league Gianfranco! "  -- James
Aman Sood bt Vik Ramakrishnan (Oct 2) 4-2 Vik Ramakrishnan Retired
Francesco Piras v Patrick Addis (Sep 28) 7-5, 3-6 TBC
Reveal CommentVik Ramakrishnan bt Ben Chapman (Sep 28) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a perfect afternoon for tennis and even nicer to play a game with Ben. Welcome to the league and good luck for the rest of the league."  -- Vik

Group Summary:

A third Richmond Parks group win for Denise which is quite an achievement! It's a shame that we didn't see the conclusion of Denise's very close match with Ben as it could have been the group decider, but in a way it was anyway; the point Denise won in that match, along with a point in another unfinished match with Sarah was what it took to top the group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Denise Nemtzov [W3, UF2] 8 WINNER
  2. Ben Ramsden [W3, UF1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Sarah Evans [W2, UF1] 5
  4. Jacqueline Jeromson 10.1 [W2, L3] 4
  5. Matteo Noce [W1] 2
  6. Goze Dogu [W1, L4] 2
  7. Essie Barnett [L5]
  8. Dorian Buruiana
  9. Michael Ruggier

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDenise Nemtzov bt Jacqueline Jeromson (Nov 11) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always lovely to play Jacky. Tricky conditions today though with swirly winds and crater size puddles on the court with slippery, soggy leaves floating on them. Apart from that it was great fun! Hope to see you soon. "  -- Denise
Reveal CommentBen Ramsden bt Essie Barnett (Nov 10) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to get a match in after another rainy Saturday! Some good rallies and deuce games - Essie came forward and attacked and I edged it by just trying to get everything back. Nice to meet you Essie and thanks for the game!"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentDenise Nemtzov bt Essie Barnett (Nov 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet you Essie and thankyou for the game. Hope to meet up again. "  -- Denise
Sarah Evans bt Essie Barnett (Oct 31) Walkover
Reveal CommentDenise Nemtzov bt Goze Dogu (Oct 29) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely, fun match. Lots of laughs and some long games. Plus, some useful cooking tips, thanks to the rosemary growing at the side of the court!! Look forward to meeting you again Goze. "  -- Denise
Reveal CommentSarah Evans bt Goze Dogu (Oct 28) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. Goze is a very friendly and fun opponent. The score doesn't reflect how close the match was."  -- Sarah
Matteo Noce bt Jacqueline Jeromson (Oct 26) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentBen Ramsden bt Jacqueline Jeromson (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score line is a bit misrepresentative as I had to save quite a few service games from 0-40 down. I hit quite a few big 1st serves only to have them come zinging back with interest! Jackie definitely had me running side to side with some really sharp angles - I was wearing my heart rate monitor and my pulse was up above 170 for most of the match!"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentSarah Evans v Denise Nemtzov (Oct 18) 7-5, 4-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match-hopefully we can complete it!"  -- Sarah
Jacqueline Jeromson bt Goze Dogu (Oct 17) 7-5, 6-0
Jacqueline Jeromson bt Essie Barnett (Oct 16) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentBen Ramsden bt Goze Dogu (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Each set started fairly even and then I just managed to ease ahead - Goze is just getting back into league matchplay and it was a few tentative shots that sailed long at the end of some competitive rallies that made the difference. Thanks for the match and good luck with the rest!"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentGoze Dogu bt Essie Barnett (Sep 26) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Friendly match. I enjoyed it very much. "  -- Goze

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBen Ramsden v Denise Nemtzov (Sep 20) 4-6, 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing day for a tennis match, especially in September. Very close match so far - lots of very long rallies and close games. The first set it came down to a single hold (!) of serve and the second had a bit of a mix, and both were interspersed with some friendly chats at the changeovers! Unfortunately we weren’t able to finish as I had to get back to work, but definitely looking forward to the final set!"  -- Ben

Group Summary:

A rewarding return to the league for Paul who wins the group without dropping a set. Amanda and Ian kept the race close notching up ten wins between them and Amanda, by playing more matches than anyone else and securing points even in matches she lost, well deserves the silver. A lovely group to anchor the round.

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Snoddy 10.2 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Amanda Lathia 9.2 [W5, L3] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ian Simpson 9.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gabor Vegvari [W4, L3] 9
  5. Mitsie Butler [W2, L4] 4
  6. Lisa Comber [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Hashem Mirzadeh [W1, L4] 2
  8. Katie Kogan [L3] 1
  9. Tony Romero [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGabor Vegvari bt Katie Kogan (Nov 16) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with many games going till dues. "  -- Gabor
Reveal CommentLisa Comber bt Katie Kogan (Nov 16) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Katie we had some nice long rallies."  -- Lisa
Paul Snoddy bt Mitsie Butler (Nov 9) Walkover
Mitsie Butler bt Hashem Mirzadeh (Nov 3) Walkover
Gabor Vegvari bt Mitsie Butler (Nov 3) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentIan Simpson bt Gabor Vegvari (Nov 2) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "an extremely close match"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentMitsie Butler bt Lisa Comber (Oct 30) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great game with long rallies and many sets going to deuce multiple times. "  -- Mitsie
Ian Simpson bt Hashem Mirzadeh (Oct 27) Walkover
Reveal CommentIan Simpson bt Mitsie Butler (Oct 20) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game, pleased to win but Mitsie can really hit rhe ball"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentAmanda Lathia bt Hashem Mirzadeh (Oct 20) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Conditions were ideal today. We had some fun rallies. The score line doesn’t show how close some of the games were, especially in the second set. Looking forward to our next match."  -- Amanda
Reveal CommentGabor Vegvari bt Lisa Comber (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match with lots of very close games."  -- Gabor

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGabor Vegvari bt Amanda Lathia (Oct 19) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match. Most of the games went all the way to deuce."  -- Gabor
Reveal CommentAmanda Lathia bt Lisa Comber (Oct 13) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We played in windy conditions but thankfully courts (AstroTurf) were not slippery. Enjoyed the longer rallies, especially in the second set where I had quite a few drop shots to contend with! Lisa is a competitive player and goes for every ball."  -- Amanda
Reveal CommentPaul Snoddy bt Ian Simpson (Oct 13) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A fun, tough match with Ian with a lot of back and forth and tight games. Could have easily gone to a third set. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentIan Simpson bt Lisa Comber (Oct 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very pleasant encounter; Lisa had a very good left-handed forehand which gave a lot of trouble"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentAmanda Lathia bt Katie Kogan (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match in lovely sunshine and quiet surroundings. We had several long rallies, only one game going to deuce (the very last game!). Although just starting up with tennis, Katie has a competitive spirit. Looking forward to more matches!"  -- Amanda
Reveal CommentIan Simpson bt Amanda Lathia (Oct 6) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match, could have gone either way, Amanda played very well & pushed me to the limit"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentPaul Snoddy bt Hashem Mirzadeh (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "More competitive than the scoreline would suggest with some hard fought games particularly in the second set. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Snoddy bt Amanda Lathia (Sep 28) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the wind and a field of conkers we managed a good competitive match with some fun rallies. "  -- Paul
Amanda Lathia bt Tony Romero (Sep 28) Walkover
Reveal CommentAmanda Lathia bt Mitsie Butler (Sep 28) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match. Fun rallies and several games going to deuce."  -- Amanda
Reveal CommentPaul Snoddy bt Lisa Comber (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with some good rallies in unpredictable conditions!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentHashem Mirzadeh bt Gabor Vegvari (Sep 28) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close match in a very windy day"  -- Hashem
Reveal CommentPaul Snoddy bt Gabor Vegvari (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match despite poor conditions, lots of close games. Wouldn't go to Kneller Gardens again though, courts are very poor."  -- Paul
Paul Snoddy bt Tony Romero (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-1

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Richmond Parks.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. Players who complete three or more matches by the mid-point of the round receive 2 bonus points, and a bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

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