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Collapse AllSheffield Singles - Round 44 | Thursday 25 July 2019 to Wednesday 18 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 August 2019)

Nearly three-quarters of matches played this round, sometimes under blazing sun, sometimes in the rain, sometimes both! Thank you all for your commitment and for making the Sheffield league so successful. Hope you join us for what will be our 45th round next time!

Group Summary:

A group that had everything (even a very bad pun from Peter!). The top of the table shuffle continues, this time with Russell getting the better of his rivals (just!). Russel, Robert and Chris all finished on 11 points and four wins, but Russell claims the crown as he beat both the other two. Meanwhile, Robert beat last round champ Chris, to earn the silver. An excellent, exciting group.

Final Rankings:

  1. Russell Bluff 9.1 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Robert Hawksworth 7.2 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Robinson 7.2 [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sofiane Hireche 7.2 [W5] 10
  5. Ben Housam 10.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Peter Ibison [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. James Simpkins [L1] withdrawn
  8. Dan Odlin 9.2 [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBen Housam bt Peter Ibison (Sep 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game Pete! "  -- Ben
Sofiane Hireche bt Chris Robinson (Sep 13) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentPeter Ibison bt Dan Odlin (Sep 10) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match - with a late fight back in the second set making for a competitive game. All the best Dan in your remaining matches. (Played in the Bubble - with a rotary fan making a squeaking noise throughout the game - is that what they call 'Bubble and Squeak'?)"  -- Peter
Sofiane Hireche bt Ben Housam (Sep 9) 7-6 (7-1), 6-0
Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Chris Robinson (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Chris. Looking forward to next time!"  -- Robert
Russell Bluff bt Chris Robinson (Aug 25) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentRussell Bluff bt Dan Odlin (Aug 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Dan, good luck with the rest of your matches, Russell"  -- Russell
Reveal CommentSofiane Hireche bt Robert Hawksworth (Aug 22) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was great playing you again Rob ;-)"  -- Sofiane
Reveal CommentChris Robinson bt Peter Ibison (Aug 21) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "I'll never be able to grow a beard... another close shave!! Very close match, well played Pete. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentBen Housam bt Russell Bluff (Aug 19) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight first set - cheers for the match Russell"  -- Ben
Sofiane Hireche bt Peter Ibison (Aug 15) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentChris Robinson bt Ben Housam (Aug 14) 6-3, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "In a back brace due to an old injury, the Man Of Steel somehow, against all the odds, pulled off a miracle! Many thanks for the game and lift Ben, good luck for the rest of the round, and in Leeds. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Peter Ibison (Aug 12) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game in the bubble. Thanks Pete!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentSofiane Hireche bt Russell Bluff (Aug 9) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure playing you Russell. Good luck for the rest of your matches"  -- Sofiane
Chris Robinson bt Dan Odlin (Aug 7) 7-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Ben Housam (Aug 5) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match Ben. Sorry this will be your last Sheffield League and the end of our rivalry! Hope Leeds Council gets its act together so you can play up there! All the best!!"  -- Robert
Chris Robinson bt James Simpkins (Aug 5) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Dan Odlin (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match Dan and some very close games. Hope your next matches go well!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRussell Bluff bt Peter Ibison (Aug 1) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Pete, thanks & good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Russell

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRussell Bluff bt Robert Hawksworth (Jul 29) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game on a beautiful summers evening. An absolute pleasure, Cheers Robert"  -- Russell

Group Summary:

Very well done to newcomer Matthew who earns a group win on his very first try. But it was a close run thing. Both he and Robert had the same win/loss ratio for the round and both ended up with 11 points. Fittingly, it took an epic three setter between the two of them to give us the winner! Excellent tennis both and well done too to Iain on a strong third place.

Final Rankings:

  1. Mathew Kurian [W5, L1] 11 WINNER
  2. Robert Henesey-Smith 8.1 [W5, L1] 11 RUNNER UP
  3. Iain Wadey 9.1 [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Richard Brown [W2, L4] 7
  5. Philip Birch 8.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ian Potter [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Paul Norris 8.2 [W1, L4] 5

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMathew Kurian bt Paul Norris (Sep 17) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Had a really good game. Paul has good shots and we had some intense rallies."  -- Mathew
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Richard Brown (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-2
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Paul Norris (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-2
Mathew Kurian bt Philip Birch (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-2
Mathew Kurian bt Richard Brown (Sep 10) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentRichard Brown bt Paul Norris (Sep 7) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Paul, really close through out, unbelievable amount deuce games. Look forward to playing again. Rich"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentIain Wadey bt Mathew Kurian (Aug 30) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Matthew is a classy player and a classy gentleman. His serve was excellent and he hit some excellent and powerful groundstrokes, particularly on his forehand. I managed to drag him down to my level with a combination of net calls, miss-hit winners and wind-assisted hooks. Thanks for the match Matthew, I look forward to playing you again. P.s. congrats once again on finishing med school!"  -- Iain
Reveal CommentIain Wadey bt Richard Brown (Aug 27) 6-1, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I caught Richard on a bad day which allowed me to get my foot in the door (with the help of some lucky mis-hit returns). Richard hit some delightful volleys and shot cross court forehand winners but I was just consistent enough to keep rally's going and wait for the unforced errors. I look forward to playing again Richard, thanks for the game."  -- Iain
Reveal CommentMathew Kurian bt Ian Potter (Aug 27) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game. Good fought and enjoyable 2 sets "  -- Mathew
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Iain Wadey (Aug 26) 6-0, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Mathew Kurian bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Aug 25) 4-6, 7-6 (10-8), 7-5
Ian Potter bt Iain Wadey (Aug 20) 4-6, 7-6 (11-9), 6-4
Reveal CommentIain Wadey bt Philip Birch (Aug 18) 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Another epic against Phil on a blustery Sunday morning. Phil's lobs and relentless spin had me in trouble on a number of occasions. Phil had two match points in the third and he was unfortunate that his groin injury flared up and his movement became restricted. Credit to Phil he pushed it to 6-6 in the final tie break. I was certainly lucky to win in the end! All the best Phil."  -- Iain
Richard Brown bt Philip Birch (Aug 17) 7-5, 6-4
Ian Potter bt Richard Brown (Aug 13) 2-6, 7-5, 6-1
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Ian Potter (Aug 11) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentPaul Norris bt Iain Wadey (Aug 9) 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-0), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close, competitive match in challenging conditions (wind/rain). Weather improved towards the end which resulted in some great long rallies. A pleasure to play IaIn and good luck with your remaining matches. Thanks."  -- Paul
Philip Birch bt Ian Potter (Aug 4) 6-2, 6-1
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Philip Birch (Aug 3) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentPhilip Birch bt Paul Norris (Jul 27) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always a great match with Paul too many games going to deuces lots of corner shots for Paul to chase down, lots of them returned some not. Both of us well spent of energy at the finish always a pleasure playing tennis with Paul. "  -- Philip

Group Summary:

A little bit of rain got in the way of some of the matches, but that was made up (in our opinion) by the dry wit of some of the commentaries. Meanwhile, Gary put in an excellent, sustained performance to win the group undefeated on a mighty 16 points. In a competitive field, that is some achievement. The silver was decided by the head-to-head between Callum and Angus, which went Callum's way! Great group.

Final Rankings:

  1. Gary Robinson [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Callum Dixon 8.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Angus Duckworth 10.2 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jo Shelley [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ian Marshall [W2, L4] 6
  6. Andrew West 8.1 [W2, L4] 5
  7. Julien Smadja 8.2 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Paul Hopkins [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGary Robinson bt Angus Duckworth (Sep 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tense and cagey match that did not live up to the hype. The pay per view fans will be disappointed !! Thanks Angus and was a pleasure resigning you my good friend to Div 3 for another campaign! Look forward to our usual no pressure thrash about the court soon. Gary"  -- Gary
Reveal CommentAndrew West bt Paul Hopkins (Sep 17) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match on a late summer evening "  -- Andrew
Callum Dixon bt Ian Marshall (Sep 16) 6-2, 6-1
Callum Dixon bt Andrew West (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentCallum Dixon bt Jo Shelley (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Jo and the score line really didn’t reflect how close it was, some great rallies. Looking forward to playing you again!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentIan Marshall bt Andrew West (Sep 6) 6-3, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played and good luck for your remaining games"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Marshall bt Paul Hopkins (Sep 3) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Paul and good luck for your remaining games"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentAngus Duckworth bt Ian Marshall (Sep 1) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Sheeesh...that was a slog!! Enjoyable match and even throughout with some very long games. Cheers for the game.....I look forward to next time.. "  -- Angus
Reveal CommentJo Shelley bt Paul Hopkins (Aug 31) 7-6 (9-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A long match not helped by a rain break and windy conditions. Long rallies and games made it a close one. Good luck in your other matches, Paul"  -- Jo
Reveal CommentGary Robinson bt Ian Marshall (Aug 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game Ian and much tighter than the score suggests. Great to meet and keen to have another game soon. Make sure you beat Angus !"  -- Gary
Reveal CommentAngus Duckworth bt Paul Hopkins (Aug 29) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on a blustery evening! Dark clouds and rain threatened in the first set, as did Paul! Luckily i manage to pull away, but not without a struggle. Cheers for the game, always a pleasure :)"  -- Angus
Reveal CommentAngus Duckworth bt Andrew West (Aug 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on a balmy summers evening!! Cheers for the game :)"  -- Angus
Reveal CommentAngus Duckworth bt Julien Smadja (Aug 20) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with added rain breaks (and French lessons!). Second set was very close , lots of long deuce games. A la prochaine Julien!!"  -- Angus
Reveal CommentGary Robinson bt Julien Smadja (Aug 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you and thanks for the game. Shame the wind did not allow us to play proper tennis - don’t think I ever played a match in such tough conditions. Good luck with the move to London. "  -- Gary
Callum Dixon bt Angus Duckworth (Aug 15) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAngus Duckworth bt Jo Shelley (Aug 11) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game......close throughout. Thanks for the table tennis game too Jo! "  -- Angus
Reveal CommentGary Robinson bt Andrew West (Aug 11) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play you again Andrew. Make sure you beat Angus !! "  -- Gary
Reveal CommentJo Shelley bt Ian Marshall (Aug 10) 6-7 (8-10), 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to see you again, Ian, after so many years and I enjoyed our match. Hope we get to play again so I can beat you 2 sets to 0!!"  -- Jo
Reveal CommentAndrew West bt Jo Shelley (Aug 8) 5-7, 7-6, [14-12]

Player Comments:

  • "A really great match could have gone either way. Jo had match points in the second set"  -- Andrew

Match of the Group:

Callum Dixon bt Julien Smadja (Aug 7) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentGary Robinson bt Callum Dixon (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Callum. Good job we played indoors ! "  -- Gary
Reveal CommentJo Shelley bt Julien Smadja (Aug 4) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match in near perfect conditions (contrary to our match is the last round). Some really good rallies. Thanks Julien for a very enjoyable match"  -- Jo
Reveal CommentGary Robinson bt Paul Hopkins (Jul 31) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Paul and good to catch up with you again. Good luck in the rest of your games and get Angus beat !!"  -- Gary
Reveal CommentGary Robinson bt Jo Shelley (Jul 26) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Jo. Pleasure to meet you and great to learn about Good luck in your other matches."  -- Gary

Group Summary:

There were some old rivalries renewed in this friendly, committed group, and that included the match of the group, Thomas versus Lee. It marked Thomas's only defeat of the round, but by extending the match to a third set, Thomas was able to add a crucial point to his tally. That combined with bonus points for excellent scheduling took him to the top of the table! The silver went not in the end to Lee, but Castor. The two tied on points in second place, but Castor won that head-to-head. Great tennis!

Final Rankings:

  1. Thomas Rhodes 10.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Castor Merino 10.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Lee Brooks 9.1 [W4, L1] 8
  4. Gareth Crockett 10.1 [W2, L3] 5
  5. Leo McCann 10.1 [W2, L3] 4
  6. Robin Morrell [L5]
  7. Drew Cornelius

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLee Brooks bt Robin Morrell (Sep 16) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play you Robin. You definitely came to life in the second set with some great shots"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLeo McCann bt Robin Morrell (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • " A fun game with Robin in the morning sunshine. Robin wasn't quite himself today, struggling with an injury, but we still had a good match with some great rallies. I hope the injury clears up soon. Thanks for the game, Robin, and I hope to play again soon."  -- Leo
Reveal CommentCastor Merino bt Lee Brooks (Sep 7) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Hi Lee, Thanks for the match. As mentioned, I have been learning many things this round from all wins and all losses and this match was not the exception. Many Thanks to everyone! Best wishes"  -- Castor
Reveal CommentThomas Rhodes bt Gareth Crockett (Aug 30) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you Gareth. Some great rallies in this match. Really enjoyed it!"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentGareth Crockett bt Leo McCann (Aug 27) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was much tighter than the scoreline suggests, the second flowed one way then the other. Always enjoy our games Leo and good to catch up. All the best, Gareth"  -- Gareth
Reveal CommentGareth Crockett bt Robin Morrell (Aug 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Never has a scoreline so inadequately reflected the match. All but two games went to deuce. Luck deserted Robin on this occasion. Thanks for the game though Robin."  -- Gareth
Reveal CommentThomas Rhodes bt Leo McCann (Aug 23) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Leo. Really topsy turvy first set. Really enjoyed playing on the courts at Beauchief."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Rhodes bt Robin Morrell (Aug 21) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Robin. Good luck in your other matches "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentCastor Merino bt Gareth Crockett (Aug 20) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Hi Gareth, thanks for a fantastic evening of tennis. The final score does not reflect at all how tight was the match. In First set we had a decisive 7th game with an incredible amount of deuces which put me in the lead. By the time we finished 4th game in second set, we were 2 games all but it felt like we already played the whole 3-set match. Tiredness was leading our games and I got lucky the wind blew in my favor in the end. Thanks Gareth, I cannot wait to play with you again. Enjoy the rest of your matches! Regards"  -- Castor
Reveal CommentLee Brooks bt Leo McCann (Aug 20) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with lots of deuces. You were unlucky to catch me on a day in which i was playing some of my best tennis. Good luck with the rest of your games"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Brooks bt Gareth Crockett (Aug 19) 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Thanks for the match! Good luck"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentThomas Rhodes bt Castor Merino (Aug 18) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you Castor. Really enjoyed the match. "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentLeo McCann bt Castor Merino (Aug 15) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "One hour and forty minutes for two sets! A tough match with a really tight scoreline. Could easily have gone the other way. Great to meet and play you. Castor! I hope we play again soon."  -- Leo
Reveal CommentCastor Merino bt Robin Morrell (Aug 11) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Hi Robin, thanks for the match. I really enjoyed every game especially those that went to deuce. It was a pleasure to watch some good winner shots. Enjoy the rest of your matches! Regards"  -- Castor

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLee Brooks bt Thomas Rhodes (Aug 7) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Always a close match against you Tom. Tom saved 3 match points being 2-5 down in the third and staged a great fightback. In fading light I managed to force a few errors and take the match on a tie break. Well played mate and good luck for the rest of your matches! "  -- Lee

Group Summary:

A nice group win for Jake this time. Although there always seemed to be one tricky set, Jake got through each of his matches without dropping a set, earning bonus points along the way. That left a battle for second place decided by Stuart and Martin's head-to-head, a great contest with each-other and the weather which went Stuart's way,

Final Rankings:

  1. Jake Miller 9.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Stuart Hodgson [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Martin Roberts 10.1 [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Neil Zealander 9.1 [W3, L2] 6
  5. Arman Zonuzi [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Sagar Kharate 10.2 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Gaz Hallam 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNeil Zealander bt Martin Roberts (Sep 13) 7-5, 0-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very strange scoreline. I managed to fight back from 0-4 down final set to clinch it but really Martin deserved to have won. Pleasure to meet and play you Martin. Perfect tennis weather to play in!"  -- Neil
  • "More slice than the fight scene in Kill Bill! Great match that swung a lot from one player to the other and back again... Several times!" - Martin
Reveal CommentNeil Zealander bt Sagar Kharate (Sep 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet you Sagar and hope you continue with the league. You have some beautiful shots!"  -- Neil
Reveal CommentNeil Zealander bt Arman Zonuzi (Aug 31) 6-2, 4-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "A good seesaw battle with Arman. Many good rallies. I had to come from behind twice to seal the decider. A much needed win."  -- Neil
Reveal CommentJake Miller bt Neil Zealander (Aug 13) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really competitive first set, lots of slice! Thanks again Neil."  -- Jake
Reveal CommentArman Zonuzi bt Sagar Kharate (Aug 11) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very enjoyable match, Sagar had very good serves with lots of spin and very good slice shots. Although it was windy, I believe it is fair to say that we both enjoyed the game a lot. Thanks!"  -- Arman
Reveal CommentMartin Roberts bt Sagar Kharate (Aug 9) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure to meet you tonight Sagar and thanks for a fun match. Nice that the weather held out for us!"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentStuart Hodgson bt Neil Zealander (Aug 7) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Neil. Really close 2nd set playing under the floodlights! Good luck for rest of the league."  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentJake Miller bt Sagar Kharate (Aug 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play again Sagar, good luck for the rest of your matches mate. "  -- Jake
Reveal CommentMartin Roberts bt Arman Zonuzi (Aug 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to meet you and play tonight Arman, especially after patiently waiting 45 minutes for the torrential rain and thunderstorm to eventually stop! You played very well at times and if you could've kept hitting those screaming winners consistently, then the score would have been the other way round!"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentJake Miller bt Martin Roberts (Aug 2) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match again with Martin on a humid morning, really competitive second set."  -- Jake
  • "Well played again Jake and thanks for a great match. You burst in to that first set all guns blazing! I couldn't quite find a way to win the second, even when I was ahead a couple of times" - Martin
Reveal CommentStuart Hodgson bt Sagar Kharate (Aug 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played sagar, nice to meet you. Good luck for the rest of your matches"  -- Stuart

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentStuart Hodgson bt Martin Roberts (Jul 31) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Martin, really close game that could have gone either way & nice to avoid the rain! Good luck for the rest of your matches."  -- Stuart
  • "Yes, we were very lucky with the weather! Thanks for what turned out to be the most fun match so far for me in these leagues Stuart! Plenty of long rallies and deuces. Looking forward to another match if our paths cross again," -- Martin
Reveal CommentJake Miller bt Arman Zonuzi (Jul 29) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, some exceptionally close points and great winners. Thanks again Arman."  -- Jake

Group Summary:

A great welcome to the league for James who leaves London's Docklands League behind to triumph in his first outing in Sheffield. But it was a close run thing, all finally decided by his epic match with runner up Kamil. James' crown might also have wobbled if Georgina had played more matches this time (she, like Mike who was forced to withdraw, beat James in the round) but let's take nothing away from James' excellent debut!

Final Rankings:

  1. James Rhodes 10.1 [W5, L2] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Kamil Skwiot [W5, L2] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nidhin Antony [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Georgina Taylor [W3] 6
  5. Youenn James [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alin Carnariu 10.2 [W1, L3] 2
  7. Mike Cole 10.2 [W1, L1] withdrawn 2
  8. Mason Mehr [L4]

Match Results:

Georgina Taylor bt James Rhodes (Sep 9) 6-3, 5-7, 6-0
Reveal CommentKamil Skwiot bt Mike Cole (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough opponent, score doesn't really reflect the game, as we had lots of very close games. I've got lucky so many times. Nice to meet you Mike and thanks for the game. All the best for the rest of the games."  -- Kamil
Reveal CommentMike Cole bt James Rhodes (Sep 3) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you James - enjoyed my first game in the League. Some good rallies especially in the second set. Look forward to completing the match. Cheers. Mike."  -- Mike
  • "Good to finish the match. Some long deuce games in there. Thanks James - really enjoyed it." James
Reveal CommentKamil Skwiot bt Mason Mehr (Sep 1) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good, challenging game. Some long deuces.thabks for the game Mason. Good luck with the rest of the games."  -- Kamil
Reveal CommentJames Rhodes bt Youenn James (Aug 29) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "V. Competitive match in windy conditions. Great second set, i was 4-0 up then it was 4-4 then 5-5 and could have gone either way. Cheers Youenn. Good luck for the rest of you're matches"  -- James
Reveal CommentGeorgina Taylor bt Kamil Skwiot (Aug 29) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great and entertaining game. Some great long rallies. Well played by Georgina."  -- Kamil
Reveal CommentJames Rhodes bt Alin Carnariu (Aug 27) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Hard fought match in very hot weather with lors of duece games. Alin is hard to play against as he is so consistent and has a really nice range of shots. Hope we play again sometime but when it's cloudy!! Really enjoyed our match Alin. "  -- James
Reveal CommentGeorgina Taylor bt Nidhin Antony (Aug 27) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Georgina is a class player, the moment rally started she had the upper hand with no obvious weakness. Wish you all the best for reminder of the matches"  -- Nidhin
Reveal CommentNidhin Antony bt Mason Mehr (Aug 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, it was competitive"  -- Nidhin
Reveal CommentNidhin Antony bt Alin Carnariu (Aug 25) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match in extreme heat. Long rallies, thank for the match"  -- Nidhin
Reveal CommentYouenn James bt Mason Mehr (Aug 19) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, Mason!"  -- Youenn
Reveal CommentJames Rhodes bt Nidhin Antony (Aug 18) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match. Lots of deuces and 30-40's. The second set we both upped our game and there were some terrific rallies in tough windy conditions. Nidhin was a very nice chap and I wish him the best of luck for the rest of his matches. A nice surprise also to be playing on the court next to group 4's Tom Rhodes, a gentleman and a scholar."  -- James
Reveal CommentKamil Skwiot bt Youenn James (Aug 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played game. Youenn make me work really hard to win the game. Great player with lot of potential. Good luck for the rest of the games. Thanks for the game."  -- Kamil
James Rhodes bt Mason Mehr (Aug 12) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentKamil Skwiot bt Nidhin Antony (Aug 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice player and great game. Nidhin have some potential. Good luck with the rest of the games. "  -- Kamil
Reveal CommentAlin Carnariu bt Youenn James (Aug 11) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game. Very disputed games. Good luck James in the next matches."  -- Alin
Reveal CommentKamil Skwiot bt Alin Carnariu (Aug 8) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, some good rallies and lobs. Very close game and score could have go another way. Alin make me run all over the place. Good luck with your next games. "  -- Kamil

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames Rhodes bt Kamil Skwiot (Aug 4) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "An absolutely epic match. Could not have been closer, Every point battled for, great rallies, ridiculous deuce games, a 3 hour thriller in the midday sun. Probably the best game i have ever been involved in. Kamil did not deserve to lose. It was nice to meet you and a pleasure to play against you. I hope Kamil is feeling ok today as i am broken!! Good luck for the rest of your matches"  -- James
Reveal CommentNidhin Antony bt Youenn James (Jul 28) 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (3-7), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match could have gone either way, thoroughly enjoyed the match"  -- Nidhin

Group Summary:

Unfortunately there were a couple of withdrawals this round and that may have made earning bonus points more of a challenge. So, the tennis had to do the talking and newcomer David spoke the loudest securing his group victory with a an excellent win over runner-up Andy. Nicely done, all!

Final Rankings:

  1. David Broadbent [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Andy Bassett [W3, L2] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Steven Morris 9.2 [W2, L2, UF1] 5
  4. Helen Campbell [W1, L2, UF1] 2
  5. Tom Bonnick [W1, L2] withdrawn 2
  6. Trish Cronly [L4]
  7. Joanna Marachowska withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Broadbent bt Andy Bassett (Sep 18) 6-0, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game and was fun to play. Close match right to the end and could have gone either way."  -- David
Andy Bassett bt Steven Morris (Sep 17) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)
Andy Bassett bt Trish Cronly (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-1
David Broadbent bt Trish Cronly (Sep 6) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentSteven Morris bt Tom Bonnick (Sep 4) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Tom. Second set was really tight and i had to come from a break down in fading light to just nick it. Good luck with the rest of your games."  -- Steven
Andy Bassett bt Helen Campbell (Aug 31) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentHelen Campbell bt Trish Cronly (Aug 23) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant game once again with Trish and although the score wasn't as close as last time we played we did both agree we had both played better this round. Looking forward to another match some time soon."  -- Helen
Reveal CommentTom Bonnick bt Andy Bassett (Aug 22) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game and the result doesn't tell the whole story. Many of the games went to deuce and we only just managed to fit the 2 sets in the allotted time slot. Some great shots and rallies were played."  -- Tom
David Broadbent bt Helen Campbell (Aug 22) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentSteven Morris bt Trish Cronly (Aug 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Trish, good luck in your remaining matches"  -- Steven
Reveal CommentSteven Morris v Helen Campbell (Aug 8) 6-3, 2-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Match to be completed on another day."  -- Steven
Reveal CommentDavid Broadbent bt Steven Morris (Aug 4) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Good close game of Tennis, especially the 2nd set where I was twice serving for the match (2nd time 40-15 up at 6-5) but Steven managed to get himself back into the match. Good luck for the rest of your matches Steven."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Broadbent bt Tom Bonnick (Jul 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Tom for the game. It was the first time for both of us taking part in Local Tennis Leagues and the scoreline didn't reflect some of the good rallies and points won by both players. Good luck for the rest of your matches Tom."  -- David
  • "Great introduction to the tennis leagues. Enjoyed meeting you and thanks for booking the court, it was a nice set up. Cheers for the game and best of luck in your future games," -- Tom

Group Summary:

Yasmin cut her league teeth playing in our north London league and is twice a group winner in Highbury, but this is her first Sheffield group win - congratulations! Without bonus points she had to keep an eye on the others in the rear-view mirror, but she had the momentum to stay ahead in the race and Susie couldn't quite catch her. Well played. Do let us have some commentaries next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Yasmin Quayyum 9.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Susie Wilson [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Kieron Potts [W2, L2] 4
  4. Stephanie Beresford [W1, L2] 2
  5. Patriks Judins [L4]
  6. Philip Cartwright

Match Results:

Stephanie Beresford bt Patriks Judins (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-4
Kieron Potts bt Patriks Judins (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-0
Yasmin Quayyum bt Stephanie Beresford (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-3
Kieron Potts bt Stephanie Beresford (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-2
Yasmin Quayyum bt Kieron Potts (Sep 7) 6-2, 6-2
Yasmin Quayyum bt Patriks Judins (Aug 24) 6-1, 6-1
Susie Wilson bt Patriks Judins (Aug 14) 6-1, 6-2
Susie Wilson bt Kieron Potts (Aug 8) 6-2, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Yasmin Quayyum bt Susie Wilson (Aug 6) 6-3, 6-2