Collapse AllRidgeway Park Singles - Round 5 | Thursday 17 May 2018 to Wednesday 11 July 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 June 2018)

Thanks to everyone who got involved in this summer round in Ridgeway Park. There were a number of competitive contests on the courts and good performances from both new and returning players. It would be great to see more players and matches next time, so do help spread the word if you can.

Group Summary:

This group went right to the wire with Felipe and Sol finishing tied at the top on ten points apiece. The match between the two therefore comes into play and it was Felipe who stepped it up a gear in the hot conditions to emerge with a straight sets victory and clinch the prize. Okan takes home the satisfaction of having beaten the new champ so what might have happened had he played a couple more?

Final Rankings:

  1. Felipe Kwast Martins [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sol Ali [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Okan Guzel [W3] 6
  4. Michael Kenny 10.1 [W2, L3] 4
  5. Benjamin Tingling [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Peter Gibbins 10.1 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Oz Mustafa [L1]
  8. Ozan Kazim

Match Results:

Sol Ali bt Michael Kenny (Jul 5) 6-1, 6-3
Michael Kenny bt Benjamin Tingling (Jun 23) 6-4, 6-4
Michael Kenny bt Peter Gibbins (Jun 21) 7-5, 6-3
Okan Guzel bt Michael Kenny (Jun 16) 6-0, 6-0
Felipe Kwast Martins bt Michael Kenny (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentSol Ali bt Peter Gibbins (Jun 9) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game"  -- Peter
Okan Guzel bt Felipe Kwast Martins (Jun 9) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentOkan Guzel bt Peter Gibbins (Jun 6) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Not as close as my last match!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentFelipe Kwast Martins bt Sol Ali (Jun 3) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in a really hot day!"  -- Felipe

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBenjamin Tingling bt Peter Gibbins (May 30) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Close game all the way"  -- Benjamin
Felipe Kwast Martins bt Benjamin Tingling (May 26) 6-0, 6-4
Sol Ali bt Benjamin Tingling (May 25) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentSol Ali bt Oz Mustafa (May 23) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Slightly bad judgement from my opponent early on when I was leading 2-1 on my serve to go 3-1 Called a ball out that was clearly on the line as clear as day from my side of the court. I was 30-15 up, this in my opinion was a tactical bad call that A) Altered the outcome of that game B) Altered my perception of the opponent (in my opinion it was a 'cheat' call C) Altered my mood and didn't play well after resulting in a heavy loss. Other opponents be aware of this, I feel fair play is important and this was not displayed honestly by my opponent"  -- Oz
Felipe Kwast Martins bt Peter Gibbins (May 20) 6-1, 6-4