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Collapse AllSheffield Singles - Round 46 | Thursday 16 January 2020 to Wednesday 11 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 February 2020)

The winter weather was no match for your determination to play tennis and a fantastic 80 percent of matches were played this round. Thank you all for your commitment and we can't wait to do it all over again!

Group Summary:

And that makes two group wins in a row for Robert! A great performance especially as, aided by bonus points, Mike was able to match him for total points won. Is also a testament to the strength and depth of this group that Robert H-S, who ended up at the bottom of the table, probably gave Robert H his biggest on court challenge in an exciting three-setter. Excellent tennis everyone.

Final Rankings:

  1. Robert Hawksworth 7.2 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Mark McCarrick [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Peter Ibison [W1, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Callum Dixon 8.1 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Gary Robinson [W1, L2] 3
  6. Robert Henesey-Smith 8.1 [L4] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Gary Robinson (Mar 8) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match Gary. Good serving and what a backhand!!"  -- Robert
Peter Ibison bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Mar 7) Walkover
Reveal CommentGary Robinson bt Peter Ibison (Mar 3) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "A real Yo Yo of a match with some great points. One epic rally that Peter won will stay in my memory for some time. Also some outrageous chasing down shots into corners that I thought were won points. Great match Peter and thanks for hosting at Abbeydale."  -- Gary
Mark McCarrick bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Feb 24) 6-4, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Robert Hawksworth bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Feb 22) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Robert Hawksworth bt Callum Dixon (Feb 20) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentMark McCarrick bt Gary Robinson (Feb 16) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great first match with Gary, he was nailing some great winners and this could have easily gone either way. Looking forward to a rematch in future!"  -- Mark
Callum Dixon bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Feb 15) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4
Mark McCarrick bt Peter Ibison (Feb 11) 6-4, 6-3
Robert Hawksworth bt Mark McCarrick (Feb 9) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Peter Ibison (Feb 8) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match. Well played Pete!🎾💥💪"  -- Robert
  • "An epic match over three hours. In the second set Rob saved 12 set points which got me thinking - "what does this man eat for breakfast?" Well done Rob - and thanks for the game," -- Peter
Callum Dixon bt Peter Ibison (Feb 6) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Mark McCarrick bt Callum Dixon (Jan 31) 6-4, 6-2

Group Summary:

Another points tie at the top of the table, but it was Ian who had the better winning record and crucially, beat Jo in their head-to-head. Great way to celebrate your return to the league! Jo takes a well-deserved silver and Lee, amongst a tight chasing pack, the bronze.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ian Marshall [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Jo Shelley [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Lee Brooks 9.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Scott Hussey [W2, L3] 6
  5. Iain Wadey 9.1 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Matthew Fox [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Scott Hussey bt Matthew Fox (Mar 9) Walkover
Reveal CommentJo Shelley bt Lee Brooks (Mar 8) 6-1, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match. After a slow start you were coming back at me, Lee. I was lucky to close out the 2nd set on the tie break. I look forward to our next match"  -- Jo
Reveal CommentLee Brooks bt Iain Wadey (Mar 7) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Match TBC. Iain to serve next game."  -- Iain
Reveal CommentIan Marshall bt Matthew Fox (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Matthew and good luck!"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentScott Hussey bt Iain Wadey (Mar 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies and outside in the winter league. Good luck later on this evening Iain."  -- Scott
Reveal CommentIan Marshall bt Scott Hussey (Feb 28) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Scott and good luck with your remaining games!"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Marshall bt Jo Shelley (Feb 15) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Jo and good luck in the next round "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Marshall bt Iain Wadey (Feb 9) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game played in an excellent spirit as always with Iain. Best of luck for your remaining games"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentJo Shelley bt Scott Hussey (Feb 9) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match. Brilliant net play, Scott, and you were getting nice angles on the ball. This match could've gone either way. Glad we changed to play this match indoors as Storm Clara hit Sheffield! Good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Jo
Reveal CommentIan Marshall bt Lee Brooks (Feb 2) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Lee and good luck for the rest of your matches"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentJo Shelley bt Matthew Fox (Feb 1) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed our match, Matt. On another day the score could have been reversed. Good luck in the rest of your matches"  -- Jo
Reveal CommentLee Brooks bt Scott Hussey (Jan 24) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match! Nice to meet you Scott. Look forward to playing you again. Good luck for the rest of your matches"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentMatthew Fox bt Lee Brooks (Jan 22) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great close game, cheers Lee, all the best for your future matches"  -- Matthew

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJo Shelley bt Iain Wadey (Jan 19) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "A long fought match on a beautiful sunny winter's day. We both got better as the match went on. It was close and very enjoyable. Thanks Iain and good luck in your other matches"  -- Jo
Reveal CommentIain Wadey bt Matthew Fox (Jan 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The scoreline belies how competitive the match was. I was fortunate to gain some early momentum was lucky with some mishit return winners. I managed to keep Matt on his backhand and somewhat negate his strong cross court forehand. A really enjoyable match and a big welcome to Matt in his first match of his league. Good luck in your remaining matches!"  -- Iain

Group Summary:

There was no stopping Martin (though plenty of players tried) on his way to another group win. He even managed to add bonus points to add salt to the wounds and to show he is also the master of scheduling. Well done to Martin and to Leo, our runner up and the only other player to put points on the scoreboard!

Final Rankings:

  1. Martin Roberts 10.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Leo McCann 10.1 [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Mike Cole 10.2 [L1] withdrawn
  4. Joe Deville 9.1 [L1]
  5. Wayne Robson [L2]
  6. Stuart Hodgson [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLeo McCann bt Stuart Hodgson (Feb 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play you again, Stuart. Much better conditions this time, but it felt like Storm Dennis was starting to get going towards the end there! Good luck in your remaining matches, and I hope we play again soon."  -- Leo
Reveal CommentLeo McCann bt Wayne Robson (Feb 12) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It didn't look like there was much chance of playing this morning, but the snow and slush had all gone by 11am and we had a great game at a sunny Rustlings Road tennis club. Great to meet you, Wayne. Good luck in your remaining matches"  -- Leo
Reveal CommentMartin Roberts bt Joe Deville (Feb 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice to meet you today Joe! Give it a few months and the score might be the other way round! You've got all the shots and a great serve, your consistency will be back in no time. Welcome back to tennis! "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentMartin Roberts bt Leo McCann (Jan 28) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice to meet you Leo and thanks for a great match! The first set was extremely tight right up to 5-5 and only a few points separated us after that. Most games went to deuce with a lot of long rallies. It took you a while to get going in the second set but overall a great match, thanks"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentMartin Roberts bt Wayne Robson (Jan 26) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Wayne and thanks for a good fun match. The second set was tight and could have gone either way. Quite challenging conditions starting with dazzling sun, then swirling wind and some rain to finish!"  -- Martin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMartin Roberts bt Stuart Hodgson (Jan 24) 6-1, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for another good match Stuart. Second set was very competative! Best of luck for the rest of the round!"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentMartin Roberts bt Mike Cole (Jan 22) 4-2 Mike Cole Retired

Player Comments:

  • "We had a great start to the match but I'm so sorry you injured your calf Mike. Best of luck for a speedy recovery!"  -- Martin

Group Summary:

In a round of top-of-the-group point ties we have another in the anchor group. As Rob had earned bonus points and Robin hadn't it all came down to their "evenly matched" head-to-head. Rob couldn't quite take a set off Robin (which would have changed the points tally dramatically) and thus, the group win belongs to Robin!

Final Rankings:

  1. Robin Morrell [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Rob Clague 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. James Almond [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Neil Zealander 9.1 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Robert Cooper [L3] 1
  6. Stephanie Beresford [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRob Clague bt Stephanie Beresford (Mar 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Stephanie, thanks for the game."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Clague bt Neil Zealander (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Gusts of wind made it a bit tricky at times, we even had to contend with the sun too which was an unusual feeling!! Thanks for the game Neil. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRobin Morrell bt James Almond (Mar 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "After two rain postponements we finally managed to play our game! Thanks James"  -- Robin
Reveal CommentNeil Zealander bt Stephanie Beresford (Mar 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some close games. Also some nicely struck shots by Stephanie. Nice to meet you! "  -- Neil
Robin Morrell bt Robert Cooper (Mar 2) Walkover
Reveal CommentRobin Morrell bt Stephanie Beresford (Feb 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game Stephanie thanks, in spite of the wind and rain!"  -- Robin
Reveal CommentRobin Morrell bt Rob Clague (Feb 12) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very evenly matched and enjoyable game under the floodlights, thanks Robert"  -- Robin
Reveal CommentJames Almond bt Stephanie Beresford (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A break in the weather made for pleasant conditions. A few long rallies during the match. Spent the remaining court time doing some practice together."  -- James

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames Almond bt Robert Cooper (Feb 11) 6-7 (11-13), 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played over 2 sessions after a close first set. Briskly played the last 2 sets outside under under challenging conditions thanks to storm Ciara!"  -- James
Reveal CommentRob Clague bt Robert Cooper (Feb 6) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Rob, just about defrosted from a chilly match :) All the best for other games. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRobin Morrell bt Neil Zealander (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game as usual with Neil, although a bit breezy at times!"  -- Robin
Reveal CommentRob Clague bt James Almond (Jan 25) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you James and thanks for the game. A number of close deuce games throughout! All the best for the rest of your matches, Rob. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentNeil Zealander bt James Almond (Jan 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very tricky conditions with the sun and icy courts but a lovely morning nonetheless. Some close deuce games! A good start to my campaign."  -- Neil