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Collapse AllSheffield Singles - Round 45 | Thursday 10 October 2019 to Wednesday 4 December 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 6 November 2019)

Another great round in Sheffield, with 73 matches played (61% of the total which is very respectable. Great to welcome the 9 newcomers and well played! Hope you enjoyed it and would like to have another bash in 2020!

Group Summary:

Robert moves from second place last time to take gold this time with four fine wins! Congratulations! Gary, with the rocket serve and great single handed backhand, not surprisingly second, while he was impressed with Robert who only did one double fault the whole match. All in all a great group, with a very high percentage of matches played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Robert Hawksworth 7.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Gary Robinson [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Russell Bluff 9.1 [W2, L2, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Peter Ibison [W2, L2, UF1] 5
  5. Robert Henesey-Smith 8.1 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Michael Peretti [W1] withdrawn 2
  7. Mathew Kurian [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGary Robinson bt Russell Bluff (Nov 24) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Russell and good to meet you. Enjoy yourself in New Zealand whilst we all freeze ! Look forward to playing you again. Gary"  -- Gary
Peter Ibison bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Nov 9) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Gary Robinson (Nov 6) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tough first set which I was lucky to come away with. Gary, you have a rocket first serve and great single handed topspin backhand! Look forward to playing again in the future!"  -- Robert
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Mathew Kurian (Nov 5) Walkover
Reveal CommentGary Robinson bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Robert and good to meet you. Don’t think I have ever played a match where the opponent only did one double fault all game - Wish I could say that for myself !"  -- Gary
Peter Ibison bt Mathew Kurian (Nov 3) Walkover
Michael Peretti bt Mathew Kurian (Nov 2) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentPeter Ibison v Russell Bluff (Oct 31) 6-2, 5-7, 1-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A great match inside a noisy Bubble - bonfire night around the corner All the best in your remaining matches"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentRussell Bluff bt Mathew Kurian (Oct 24) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Mathew, it was closer than the score suggests, we had some great long rallies & Mathew hit some fantastic passing drives. It was a pleasure to meet you for the first time Mathew, good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Russell
Robert Hawksworth bt Peter Ibison (Oct 24) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Oct 20) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game Rob. Close second set!!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Russell Bluff (Oct 14) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Much trickier than the score suggests with many deuce games! I look forward to our next encounter!"  -- Robert
  • "Thanks for the match Rob, really enjoyed it - you were the deserved winner. Look forward to trying to get the better of you next time," -- Russell
Reveal CommentGary Robinson bt Peter Ibison (Oct 13) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with some long rallies and epic deuce points. Thanks for the game Peter. Will feel the effort tomorrow i think !"  -- Gary
Reveal CommentRussell Bluff bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Oct 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for setting up the match & hosting Robert. Enjoyed the afternoons tennis - A good competitive match played in a great friendly spirit. "  -- Russell

Group Summary:

Almost every single match was played in this group - whoop whoop! Mark make a triumphant return to the league after several rounds away to take the top spot in some style. He might still be having nightmares about the 70+ shot rally he lost to Callum but overall this was a very convincing performance! Congratulations to him and also to runner up Tommy, who has not played for a while. A very warm welcome to newcomer Harry who was unlucky not to come away with more wins after some particular close three setters/tie breaks.

Final Rankings:

  1. Mark McCarrick [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tommy Stenton [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Callum Dixon 8.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Philip Birch 8.2 [W2, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Iain Wadey 9.1 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Harry Jarvis [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Richard Brown [W2, L3] 4

Match Results:

Callum Dixon bt Iain Wadey (Nov 20) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentRichard Brown bt Harry Jarvis (Nov 19) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Harry. Tough match, swinging one way then the other, most of the games very close. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentMark McCarrick bt Callum Dixon (Nov 17) 6-0, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun playing Callum for the first time. He rallied well in the second set, flying winners left and right and deservedly earned a set. Managed to regain some composure to eek it out in the end. Still having nightmares about that 70+ shot rally that I lost.. I'll be feeling that for a whlie haha! "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark McCarrick bt Harry Jarvis (Nov 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice meeting and playing Harry for the first time. Some solid serve and volley play from his end and decent winners being played but my serve was unusally reliable today which made life a lot easier. Special shoutout for the attempted tweener Harry tried that almost turned into the groups most miraculous winner. Cheers!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentPhilip Birch bt Richard Brown (Nov 16) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great games with Richard "  -- Philip
Reveal CommentTommy Stenton bt Iain Wadey (Nov 13) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game Iain, the flow of the match was very up and down, could have gone either way. Thankfully my serve held up even when my ground strokes didn't quite manage it. Look forward to playing again soon!"  -- Tommy
Reveal CommentMark McCarrick bt Richard Brown (Nov 8) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice meeting and playing Richard for the first time. The scoreline is rather harsh considering Richard was nailing some great winners cross-court, solid groundstrokes and a serve that nearly knocked off my feet at one point! It was just one of those games where everything seemed to go right for me (helped by an unusually reliable 1st serve on this occasion) and in future a rematch I'm sure could go either way. Cheers! "  -- Mark
Harry Jarvis bt Iain Wadey (Nov 8) 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5
Reveal CommentTommy Stenton bt Harry Jarvis (Nov 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match, not many deuce games or breaks at all only the few. Close match which could have gone either way. Thanks for the match Harry! "  -- Tommy
Callum Dixon bt Harry Jarvis (Nov 1) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5
Reveal CommentIain Wadey bt Richard Brown (Oct 29) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match in bright, sunny conditions. The low sun made playing from one end a disadvantage. Richard played some cracking shots; some cross court forehands were particularly impressive. I managed to get through as Richard's radar went slightly off and was just consistent enough. Good luck in your remaining games Richard!"  -- Iain

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPhilip Birch bt Harry Jarvis (Oct 27) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with harry in blustery weather conditions but dry sunshine, games went well not many deuces, I lost my serve Harry lost his a really hard fought match played in a friendly manner a good welcome to a new league player well played harry good luck with your remaining matches "  -- Philip
Reveal CommentMark McCarrick bt Iain Wadey (Oct 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game with Iain. He was unlucky not to get more games on the board, plenty of games went into deuces and I got more than a few lucky net cords. Cheers!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentIain Wadey bt Philip Birch (Oct 25) 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match that shifted from the rainy outdoors to an indoor court after the first set. I had a bit luck with the net calls and either player could have won. Thanks for the game Phil!"  -- Iain
Reveal CommentRichard Brown bt Tommy Stenton (Oct 24) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match, every game competitive. Look forward to playing again."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentMark McCarrick bt Philip Birch (Oct 20) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another closer than it looks match. Phil makes you play out of your comfort zone and played some class shots. Cheers!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark McCarrick bt Tommy Stenton (Oct 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable once again playing with Tommy. Game was a lot closer than the score suggests, a lot of games went to deuces and some net cords either side and the match could have gone on a lot longer. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentTommy Stenton bt Callum Dixon (Oct 16) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Callum, apologies for the net cord which seemed to be taking my side this match. I’m sure karma will be around the corner for me. Good luck in your next matches. "  -- Tommy
Reveal CommentTommy Stenton bt Philip Birch (Oct 15) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Phil got off to a great start running me around in the first set. The second set I started to make a few more shots/serves and managed to fight back. Was a good match Phil, look forward to playing again. "  -- Tommy
Callum Dixon bt Philip Birch (Oct 13) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Group Summary:

Jo moves from 4th place last time to take gold this time! Great stuff and well played. It was not all a walk in the park, however. Andrew put up some great defence and runner up Lee beat her, but Jo played and won one more match which is what it is all about! Good to welcome newcomers Robert and Ashish this round, and Ross who has previously played in London, but shame to see Ross didn't get underway. Please let us know if we can help another time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jo Shelley [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Lee Brooks 9.1 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Mike Marshall 9.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew West 8.1 [W2, L2] 5
  5. Robert Cooper [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ashish Rudola [L2]
  7. Ross Joynes 8.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLee Brooks bt Andrew West (Dec 3) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game! That was a tight second set"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentAndrew West bt Ashish Rudola (Dec 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game in the winter sun. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentJo Shelley bt Robert Cooper (Nov 27) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable game, Robert"  -- Jo
Reveal CommentJo Shelley bt Ashish Rudola (Nov 16) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult conditions on a slippery court and rain towards the end, but a fun game. Thank Ashish"  -- Jo
Reveal CommentJo Shelley bt Andrew West (Nov 3) 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, Andrew, again. Good luck with your other matches"  -- Jo
Reveal CommentAndrew West bt Robert Cooper (Oct 31) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game and for being a good sport - good luck with the rest of your matches :-)"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentLee Brooks bt Jo Shelley (Oct 27) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Jo. A real pleasure to play you. Good luck with for the rest of your matches and the world championships :)"  -- Lee

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJo Shelley bt Mike Marshall (Oct 26) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Mike. Your serve was amazing! Have a wonderful time at the Rafa Tennis Academy in Majorca! "  -- Jo
Reveal CommentMike Marshall bt Robert Cooper (Oct 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you robert, keep it up! "  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMike Marshall bt Lee Brooks (Oct 17) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game! That was a great come back form 5-1 down in the second set lee!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentLee Brooks bt Robert Cooper (Oct 15) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game! Good luck in the rest of your matches"  -- Lee

Group Summary:

Very well done to everyone for getting in as many matches as they did despite one withdrawal and one no show. Leo tops the group - a great improvement after coming 5th last time and overtakes Gareth who he finished below last time. Good to welcome Rob to the league who was unlucky not to come away with a win and also newcomer Chris. Stuart tied on points with Chris but is runner up as he won the head to head.

Final Rankings:

  1. Leo McCann 10.1 [W3, L1] 6 WINNER
  2. Stuart Hodgson [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Nocerino [W2, L2] 5
  4. Gareth Crockett 10.1 [W2, L2] 5
  5. Rob Clague 10.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jake Miller 9.2 withdrawn
  7. James Rhodes 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGareth Crockett bt Leo McCann (Dec 4) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game again Leo. Cheers"  -- Gareth
Reveal CommentStuart Hodgson bt Gareth Crockett (Dec 2) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Gareth. Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Stuart

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLeo McCann bt Stuart Hodgson (Nov 29) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and play Stuart. The court at Bingham was really difficult to play on; one side was ok, but the other was slippery, often turning the match into a lottery! Although it was hard, we both decided to plough on and we got the match finished. I was very fortunate to come through the tiebreak. Good luck in your final games, Stuart, and I hope to play you again in easier circumstances!"  -- Leo
Reveal CommentStuart Hodgson bt Chris Nocerino (Nov 28) 6-4, 2-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Chris. Close game that could have gone either way and managed to keep warm in the wintry conditions! Good luck in rest of your matches."  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentChris Nocerino bt Gareth Crockett (Nov 8) 6-2, 2-6, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match mate be good to hit again, good luck for the rest of the season "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentLeo McCann bt Rob Clague (Nov 5) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "After a lot of to-ing and fro-in, we finally got the match completed under the floodlights at Graves. Pretty cold and windy, with the odd firework going off to aid concentration! Tight first set, and plenty of close deuce games in the second; the scoreline was not a fair reflection of the set. Great to meet you, Rob, and I look forward to playing with you again soon."  -- Leo
  • "Great to meet you Leo and thanks for the game, very much enjoyed it. Good luck for the rest of your games!'' -- Rob
Reveal CommentGareth Crockett bt Rob Clague (Nov 3) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The game was much closer than the scoreline suggests. Serving was a big part of our games; mine was fairly (and unusually) consistent on this occasion. Good to meet you Rob and best of luck for your remaining games."  -- Gareth
  • "Thanks for the game Gareth, thoroughly enjoyed it despite the result! Just couldn’t overcome some of those deft drop shots you played so well! Good luck for the rest of your games," -- Rob
Reveal CommentLeo McCann bt Chris Nocerino (Oct 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really great to play with Chris. He deserved to win more games than he did, the scoreline was very harsh. Chris has all the shots and will only get better with more time on court! Nice to meet you, good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Leo
Reveal CommentChris Nocerino bt Rob Clague (Oct 12) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Rob, good luck for your next matches"  -- Chris
  • "A very enjoyable game for my first in the Sheffield Tennis League. Thanks for the game Chris, some really good rallies throughout. Good luck for the remaining games," -- Rob

Group Summary:

A convincing win for Martin who takes gold with 3 wins out of 3. He tied on points with Nidhin but won the head to head to take the top spot this time. Congratulations! It was very bad luck and very unusual that there were three withdrawals this time but very well done to everyone for playing as many matches as they did.

Final Rankings:

  1. Martin Roberts 10.1 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Nidhin Antony [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Robin Morrell [W1, L2] 2
  4. Damian Mccann 10.1 [L2] withdrawn
  5. Neil Zealander 9.1 [L1]
  6. Yasmin Quayyum 9.2 [L1] withdrawn
  7. Lee Hepplestone withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMartin Roberts bt Neil Zealander (Dec 1) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match today Neil. We finally managed it after many weeks of trying!"  -- Martin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMartin Roberts bt Nidhin Antony (Nov 17) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match this morning Nidhin. This was always going to be a tough fight and a close match that ended up being closer than the score suggests. We started in the rain, finished in the rain and had a fair bit of rain in the middle but still a great fun match!"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentNidhin Antony bt Damian Mccann (Nov 16) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice Meeting you. Closer than score suggests."  -- Nidhin
Reveal CommentRobin Morrell bt Damian Mccann (Nov 15) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive game, thanks Damian"  -- Robin
Reveal CommentMartin Roberts bt Robin Morrell (Nov 11) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great fun match today Robin. Some great rallies and lots of deuces. Very changeable conditions with wind, rain, sun and then more wind! Then a bit more wind... and a bit more sun and a bit more rain...!"  -- Martin
Nidhin Antony bt Robin Morrell (Nov 10) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentNidhin Antony bt Yasmin Quayyum (Nov 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score is slightly misleading. Best of luck for the reminder of matches."  -- Nidhin

Group Summary:

Wayne, Will and Peter were all new to the league this round and all did themselves proud, particularly Wayne who tops the group, and also Will, who beat Wayne! No one got their bonus points but a very high percentage of matches were played with special mention to Stephanie and Wayne for playing all 5! Well done and congratulations to the new champ! Promotion beckons.

Final Rankings:

  1. Wayne Robson [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Youenn James [W3, L1, UF1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Will Saxton [W2, UF1] 5
  4. Peter Rawlinson [W2, L1] 4
  5. Kieron Potts [W1, L2] 2
  6. Stephanie Beresford [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Rawlinson bt Stephanie Beresford (Dec 1) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Stephanie. Lovely crisp day! "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentWill Saxton bt Wayne Robson (Nov 30) 7-6 (10-8), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in first set and epic tiebreak. Well done Will"  -- Wayne
Reveal CommentYouenn James bt Stephanie Beresford (Nov 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you, Stephanie. Thanks for the match."  -- Youenn
Kieron Potts bt Stephanie Beresford (Nov 24) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentYouenn James bt Wayne Robson (Nov 24) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "From the first game, with about 5 deuces, this felt like it was going to be a good match, and it certainly was! Every game felt hard fought and it really could have gone either way. Thanks for a great match, Wayne!"  -- Youenn
Reveal CommentYouenn James v Will Saxton (Nov 10) 6-4, 0-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A really great start to a match. Shame it looks like we won't be able to finish - but at least we got a good 2 sets in."  -- Youenn
Wayne Robson bt Stephanie Beresford (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-1
Wayne Robson bt Kieron Potts (Oct 27) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentYouenn James bt Kieron Potts (Oct 20) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks, Kieran. Best of luck in your other matches."  -- Youenn
Will Saxton bt Stephanie Beresford (Oct 20) 6-0, 6-0
Wayne Robson bt Peter Rawlinson (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPeter Rawlinson bt Youenn James (Oct 12) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - competitive and could have gone either way. "  -- Peter