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Collapse AllSheffield Singles - Round 47 | Thursday 9 July 2020 to Wednesday 2 September 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 August 2020)

It was great to have 7 groups in this round of Sheffield Tennis League and to welcome 16 new players to the league alongside our regulars and returners. Judging from the scorelines and commentaries you enjoyed a lot of close and competitive matches, and collectively over three quarters of all possible matches were played which is a great effort especially when some of these matches were played out in the heatwave! Thanks for supporting your local league and we hope to see you back in the next round.

Group Summary:

It was a role reversal at the top of Group 1 with the last round's runner up Mark taking top spot this time, finishing a single point clear of defending champ Robert. Mark's 4 wins included a "superbly close and competitive match" against Kamron and an even closer contest with Nikolay. Meanwhile third placed Nikolay prevailed in two close 3 setters against Callum and Kamron despite losing a tiebreak in both, and Robert prevailed in windy conditions against Callum aided by a few "tape topplers"!

Final Rankings:

  1. Mark McCarrick [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Robert Hawksworth 7.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nikolay Irmanov [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sofiane Hireche 7.2 [W3] 6
  5. Kamron Kazemi [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Callum Dixon 8.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Daniel Chapman [L2]
  8. Simon Massey 7.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark McCarrick bt Kamron Kazemi (Aug 29) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Superbly close and competitive match with Kamron. He was really unlucky not to win this game himself, very, very little in it, between two people who just love to keep hitting and returning. Really looking forward to the next one. Cheers!"  -- Mark
Sofiane Hireche bt Robert Hawksworth (Aug 20) 6-1, 3-6, 6-0
Reveal CommentKamron Kazemi bt Daniel Chapman (Jul 30) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Dan! Good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Kamron
Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Nikolay Irmanov (Jul 29) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Next time my opponent walks off court at 5-3 thinking they've lost the match, I'm not going to be in such a hurry to point out the real score of 40-30, not match! Went on to a worrying 7-5 win. Blimey! Honesty can be painfully hard work! Thanks for the game Nikolay! "  -- Robert
Mark McCarrick bt Callum Dixon (Jul 26) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentNikolay Irmanov bt Daniel Chapman (Jul 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played in good spirit and sportsmanship "  -- Nikolay

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNikolay Irmanov bt Callum Dixon (Jul 21) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played in good spirit and sportsmanship. "  -- Nikolay
Reveal CommentSofiane Hireche bt Kamron Kazemi (Jul 20) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Kamron. Despite the windy conditions it turned out to be a decent game! I thoroughly enjoyed It. I was well impressed with the athleticism & the defensively skills you have shown today. Good luck "  -- Sofiane
Reveal CommentMark McCarrick bt Robert Hawksworth (Jul 20) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close run match with Rob, so I feel pretty fortunate to come out on top on this occasion. Cheers! "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark McCarrick bt Nikolay Irmanov (Jul 18) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close match played in good spirit and sportsmanship. "  -- Nikolay
Reveal CommentSofiane Hireche bt Nikolay Irmanov (Jul 17) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match if abut short, played in good spirit and sportsmanship. "  -- Nikolay
Reveal CommentNikolay Irmanov bt Kamron Kazemi (Jul 15) 6-3, 6-7 (0-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight, close match, played in good spirit and sportsmanship, enjoyed it a lot!"  -- Nikolay
Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Callum Dixon (Jul 14) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions. Very close first set. Apologies for all the tape topplers! Good luck with your next matches Callum 🎾💪"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Kamron Kazemi (Jul 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A slippy windy match. What happened to the sunshine?! Cheers Kamron and good luck with your next matches! "  -- Robert

Group Summary:

It was a successful return to league action for Tommy who won his 5 matches to finish 3 points clear of runner up Iain. Tommy also went all round without dropping a set while Iain came from a set down to win in 3 sets helped when his serve "decided to click". Robert also won 3 matches including a 3 setter against Jo while she was unlucky to also lose a "really competitive match" against Philip.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tommy Stenton [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Iain Wadey 9.1 [W3, L2, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jo Shelley [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Robert Henesey-Smith 8.1 [W3, L1, UF1] 7
  5. Philip Birch 8.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Lee Brooks 9.1 [L5] 2
  7. Martin Lee [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Robert Henesey-Smith bt Lee Brooks (Aug 30) 6-1, 6-1
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Jo Shelley (Aug 29) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Iain Wadey v Robert Henesey-Smith (Aug 15) 3-6, 6-1, 4-5 TBC
Reveal CommentTommy Stenton bt Lee Brooks (Aug 7) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Lee, a few more weeks and you’ll be back with that first serve again! "  -- Tommy
Reveal CommentPhilip Birch bt Lee Brooks (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play lee again, good luck with the rest of your games "  -- Philip

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPhilip Birch bt Jo Shelley (Aug 2) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really competitive match against jo we’re well matched in ability and had some great rallies will look forward to playing jo again, thanks for the match jo and good luck for your last match phil "  -- Philip
Tommy Stenton bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Jul 31) Walkover
Iain Wadey bt Martin Lee (Jul 26) 6-3, 2-2 Martin Lee Retired
Reveal CommentTommy Stenton bt Philip Birch (Jul 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Phil, games were closer than the score suggests just managed to keep in a few more points running after all your shots! Good luck in your next matches! "  -- Tommy
Reveal CommentJo Shelley bt Lee Brooks (Jul 21) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I relaxed too much in that 2 nd set when you found your groundstrokes, Lee! Some great rallies in the last set. Good luck in your other matches"  -- Jo
Reveal CommentIain Wadey bt Lee Brooks (Jul 19) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "On a day with very changeable weather, I caught Lee on his comeback to tennis. After a rusty start, he came back from 4-1 down to win the first set. Both of us made plenty of errors but I was lucky my serve decided to click (a rare occurrence!) which helped me to edge the match. Good luck in your remaining games Lee and good health! "  -- Iain
Reveal CommentIain Wadey bt Philip Birch (Jul 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with some long, competitive rallies. The first set was very tight and could have gone either way. I was lucky to catch Phil on his comeback to tennis and he was understandably rusty, particularly with volleys. Good luck with your remaining matches Phil!"  -- Iain
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Philip Birch (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentTommy Stenton bt Jo Shelley (Jul 14) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Could have gone either way despite the score, most games going to deuce. Really enjoyable game. Best of luck in your next matches and remember to go for it! "  -- Tommy
Reveal CommentTommy Stenton bt Iain Wadey (Jul 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Iain for the match, good luck in your next matches. "  -- Tommy
Reveal CommentJo Shelley bt Iain Wadey (Jul 10) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was good to play you again, Iain. It could have gone either way. Well played. Good luck with the rest of your matches"  -- Jo

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Angus for an impressive run of 7 wins undefeated to finish 3 points clear of runner up Richard. Sadly Paul had to retire at one set all in their head to head after "nearly 2 and a half hours" of play, while Angus' other wins were straight sets although Mike and Andrew pushed him close. Third placed Corey had a strong round too, winning 4 matches including a great 3 setter against Paul which "went the distance" as usual!

Final Rankings:

  1. Angus Duckworth 10.2 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Richard Brown [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Corey Selwood 8.2 [W4, L3] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Norris 8.2 [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Thomas Rhodes 10.1 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mike Marshall 9.2 [W2, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sam Simpkin [W2, L5] 5
  8. Andrew West 8.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMike Marshall bt Andrew West (Sep 2) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game despite the weather, lots of close games. Thanks for playing Andrew! "  -- Mike
Reveal CommentThomas Rhodes bt Sam Simpkin (Sep 1) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Sam. Real slugfest."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentAngus Duckworth bt Thomas Rhodes (Aug 31) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Thomas - lots of good rallies and you were creeping back into it in the second set! Cheers"  -- Angus
Reveal CommentAngus Duckworth bt Paul Norris (Aug 30) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4 Paul Norris Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing match Paul...nearly 2 and half hours for 2 sets...sorry you had to retire going into third but well played"  -- Angus
Reveal CommentSam Simpkin bt Andrew West (Aug 30) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Closely fought game. I could not handle your serving in the second set. Thanks for the game. "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentPaul Norris bt Sam Simpkin (Aug 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Closer match than the score suggests, thanks for the game Sam."  -- Paul
Mike Marshall bt Sam Simpkin (Aug 29) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
Reveal CommentSam Simpkin bt Corey Selwood (Aug 23) 6-1, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you. Lots of long rallies! "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentCorey Selwood bt Thomas Rhodes (Aug 22) 6-2, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in some awful conditions. Thanks for the match Thomas "  -- Corey
Reveal CommentRichard Brown bt Sam Simpkin (Aug 18) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Sam, good to meet you and all the best for your remaining matches. Rich"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Brown bt Paul Norris (Aug 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Paul, good to play again. Cheers, Rich"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentCorey Selwood bt Mike Marshall (Aug 10) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Mike. Good luck for your remaining matches! "  -- Corey
Reveal CommentAngus Duckworth bt Sam Simpkin (Aug 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for game Sam, very hot day!"  -- Angus
Reveal CommentRichard Brown bt Mike Marshall (Aug 7) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the match Mike, good to meet you. You have all the shots to beat anyone in any of the leagues, fortunately for me you will probably went a bit too hard for the winners tonight."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentPaul Norris bt Mike Marshall (Aug 4) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close match in windy conditions. Good to meet you MIke, well played."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentCorey Selwood bt Paul Norris (Jul 30) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Paul! Our matches always seem to go the distance. Looking forward to playing you again sometime. "  -- Corey
Reveal CommentRichard Brown bt Thomas Rhodes (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match in the sunshine, nice to meet you Thomas, all the best for your remaining matches."  -- Richard

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndrew West bt Corey Selwood (Jul 28) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Really close game finished in the fading light "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAngus Duckworth bt Mike Marshall (Jul 26) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game Mike! You were all over me at the beginning...especially with some awesome serving...luckily for me i clawed it back. Cheers, Angus"  -- Angus
Reveal CommentRichard Brown bt Andrew West (Jul 23) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Andrew, really good to meet you. Once you got the first serve going in the second set it was an even match. Loved the club, hopefully I will be back playing there again soon."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentPaul Norris bt Thomas Rhodes (Jul 22) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "A close match with some great consistent play from Thomas in the second set. Good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentAngus Duckworth bt Corey Selwood (Jul 21) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Corey - some great rallies...i was a bit fortunate to catch you on a day when your running down skills were impeded by blisters!!"  -- Angus
Reveal CommentAngus Duckworth bt Richard Brown (Jul 19) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game ...some long deuce games in the hot sun which could have gone either way "  -- Angus
Thomas Rhodes bt Mike Marshall (Jul 17) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentCorey Selwood bt Richard Brown (Jul 17) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, best of luck in your next match Richard "  -- Corey
Reveal CommentAngus Duckworth bt Andrew West (Jul 12) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Andrew, could have gone either way. Apologies for the 2 brand new balls that i fired into the neighbouring gardens.....par for the course with me i'm afraid :)"  -- Angus

Group Summary:

It was a successful Leagues debut for Hassaan who topped the group with 5 wins and a single point buffer over Martin Roberts. Hassaan's toughest match was against Thomas, coming from a set down to win in 3 although he "was super lucky to hold out for the win" against an in-form Thomas. Another 3 setter worthy of mention was Martin Roberts' "tremendous battle" against Paul with "lots of deuces, very long rallies, and loads of to and fro" on a hot day... great effort you two!

Final Rankings:

  1. Hassaan Nasir [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Martin Roberts 10.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Thomas Simpson [W3, L2] 7
  4. Martin Rockett [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Paul Hopkins [W1, L3] 3
  6. Aleksandrs Bogucarskis [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jake Miller 9.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentHassaan Nasir bt Thomas Simpson (Sep 1) 5-7, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Best player of this box by far. Huge serve. I was super lucky to hold out for win. Overall great game. Really tough battle out there and played in great spirit. True Gentleman on court. Look forward to playing again soon. "  -- Hassaan
Reveal CommentPaul Hopkins bt Aleksandrs Bogucarskis (Aug 29) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game alex. Windy conditions made it difficult to judge how hard to hit it !. A quick mention to everyone I've played who , without exception have been very sporting and good company ."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentThomas Simpson bt Aleksandrs Bogucarskis (Aug 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game. Looking forward playing Alex again"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentMartin Roberts bt Thomas Simpson (Aug 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great fun match Thomas. Lots of tight games"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentHassaan Nasir bt Paul Hopkins (Aug 17) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game! thank you :) "  -- Hassaan
Reveal CommentThomas Simpson bt Paul Hopkins (Aug 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game and really nice guy. Look forward to playing Paul again"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentMartin Roberts bt Paul Hopkins (Aug 11) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a tremendous battle Paul! Lots of deuces, very long rallies, loads of to and fro and that 2 hours 20 mins of about 28°C took it's toll! Well played!"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentThomas Simpson bt Martin Rockett (Aug 5) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Martin. Think he would be beat on me on another day, just got lucky today. Cheers"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentHassaan Nasir bt Aleksandrs Bogucarskis (Jul 28) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!"  -- Hassaan
Reveal CommentHassaan Nasir bt Martin Roberts (Jul 26) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match"  -- Hassaan
Reveal CommentHassaan Nasir bt Martin Rockett (Jul 24) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close games. Played at a good level. Look forward to playing again. "  -- Hassaan
Martin Rockett bt Aleksandrs Bogucarskis (Jul 21) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentMartin Roberts bt Martin Rockett (Jul 17) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match Martin! The score is not a fair reflection of how close this match was"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentMartin Roberts bt Aleksandrs Bogucarskis (Jul 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a nice, fun and friendly match Sasha. Best of luck in the rest of the round!"  -- Martin

Group Summary:

Well done to Mark who marked his debut in Sheffield Tennis League with a commanding run of 7 wins to finish 3 points clear of Leo in runner up spot. Leo played "some flawless tennis" to take the first set of their head to head before Mark steadied the ship and won in 3 sets, while Leo won a topsy turvy 3 setter against Jamie. Fran's "great passing shots" made life tricky for Jamie and Leo and Robin played a "very up and down first set" before Leo eased away in the second.

Final Rankings:

  1. Mark Walsh 9.1 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Leo McCann 10.1 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Aatif Razaq [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Robin Morrell [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jamie Gibson [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mike Cole 10.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Giacomo De Bacco [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Fran Henshaw [L7] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt Aatif Razaq (Aug 27) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played Aatif in the rain which made for testing conditions even though the surface played very well That aside it was a game of high Percentage tennis with Aatif playing shots especially his forehand drive that would grace any court Anywhere I had to be at my tenacious best to come through this Match if he gets a consistency to his game he will be a force to be reckoned with I'm thankful the rain slowed the ball down slightly Thanks for the game Aatif keep up your tennis journey you have the shots to do extremely well in this fantastic sport Regards Mark "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAatif Razaq bt Mike Cole (Aug 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Me and Mike had a good quick-fire game filled with its fair share of service faults and some good tennis in between. Mike has some great groundstrokes which unfortunately today were a few inches too long as well as a solid serve which was troubling when it hit the mark. Hopefully we can both get rid of the rust and keep improving our consistency. Great playing you Mike hopefully we cross paths again! "  -- Aatif
Reveal CommentAatif Razaq bt Jamie Gibson (Aug 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Jamie and I had a race against time in a quick game Monday night before bad light could reach us. It was a game filled with varying paces and multiple long rallies, and a few far too many smash clangers from us both. Good luck in future tournaments Jamie hopefully we play each other again soon! "  -- Aatif
Reveal CommentGiacomo De Bacco bt Robin Morrell (Aug 10) 6-1, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice game, could have gone either way. It got a bit too dark at the end unfortunately. Robin has a good game and both of us need probably need to work on consistency a bit but overall a very good match. Hope to play again soon."  -- Giacomo
Reveal CommentRobin Morrell bt Mike Cole (Aug 9) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close game a bit topsy turvy which could have gone either way, thanks Mike"  -- Robin
Reveal CommentLeo McCann bt Giacomo De Bacco (Aug 6) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really nice game with Giacomo on a very humid evening with some sun trouble at one end! Giacomo has a great game, but probably played a bit too defensively in the match. After the match we played a practice set which went to a tiebreak! A pleasure to meet you, Giacomo, and I hope to hit with you again soon. "  -- Leo
Reveal CommentLeo McCann bt Robin Morrell (Aug 5) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Robin again. Very up and down first set... How many deuces in that fourth game? Ridiculous! Thanks for the game, Robin, and best of luck in your remaining matches!"  -- Leo
Reveal CommentLeo McCann bt Fran Henshaw (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "After two complete washouts in a row we finally got our match played on a fantastic sunny day. Luckily we started early or we would have struggled in the heat! Scoreline was very harsh on Fran, she has some great shots. Great to meet you Fran, and I hope to play again soon."  -- Leo
Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt Jamie Gibson (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played Jamie in 25 degree heat today He is an athletic player that gets a lot back and made me work hard for most points that made for a Good Competitive game Good luck on your tennis journey Jamie keep pushing the limits Cheers Mark "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentJamie Gibson bt Fran Henshaw (Jul 29) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game over 3 sets, Fran had me stranded with some great passing shots and we both got a workout. Thanks Fran, I look forward to playing you again."  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentMike Cole bt Fran Henshaw (Jul 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Blustery winds made for some challenging conditions! Thanks for the game Fran - enjoyed it. Good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Mike
Reveal CommentLeo McCann bt Jamie Gibson (Jul 25) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really good game with Jamie. Bit of an turbulent scoreline - both of us need to work on consistency and confidence! Thanks for the match, Jamie, and good luck in your remaining games."  -- Leo
Reveal CommentRobin Morrell bt Fran Henshaw (Jul 24) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game, thanks Fran. Your excellent shot placement kept me on my toes!"  -- Robin
Reveal CommentLeo McCann bt Aatif Razaq (Jul 23) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet and play Aatif. We played in the evening in rather gloomy conditions, but luckily no rain despite the thick blanket of cloud. Aatif has fantastic groundstrokes and he will surely iron out the inconsistency with more time on court! I hope to hit with you again soon, good luck in your remaining games."  -- Leo
Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt Robin Morrell (Jul 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Was good to see Robin again After many years Very enjoyable competitive game as always He is still finding his magic touch After the break but I'm sure will get there very soon Thank you Robin you are inspirational to me tennis and all All the best going foward Cheers "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAatif Razaq bt Robin Morrell (Jul 22) 4-3 Robin Morrell Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Had the pleasure of playing Robin and his unorthodox play-style on a pleasant warm evening, Robin was mixing up shots frequently and was causing some chaos with mixture of paces he plays with. Real shame that you couldn't complete but hopefully next round our paths will cross again! Pleasure to meet you Robin"  -- Aatif
Reveal CommentMike Cole bt Giacomo De Bacco (Jul 21) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Giacomo - some good rallies. Best of luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Mike
Reveal CommentRobin Morrell bt Jamie Gibson (Jul 20) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, plenty of high rise rallies! Thanks Jamie"  -- Robin
Giacomo De Bacco bt Fran Henshaw (Jul 17) 6-4, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJamie Gibson bt Mike Cole (Jul 17) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Jamie came out on top, winning in a third set tiebreak in a 3 hour epic in the sunshine. Lots of deuce games made it an enjoyable and close match. Good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt Mike Cole (Jul 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed game with Mike today It was his first competitive match After covid So I'm sure he won't mind me saying he was a little rusty today But I'm sure Mike will be one to watch out for as he progresses In the group as he has all the shots needed to win tennis matches Thanks Mike All the best going foward "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt Leo McCann (Jul 15) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Leo Who took the first set with some Flawless tennis Fortunate for me he didnt repeat that in 2nd and 3rd sets Could still have gone either way though Thanks for match Leo Keep positive Good luck with rest of games"  -- Mark
Aatif Razaq bt Fran Henshaw (Jul 12) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentJamie Gibson bt Giacomo De Bacco (Jul 11) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A competitive match played in a friendly spirit with lots of deuce games."  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt Giacomo De Bacco (Jul 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and honest game with Giacomo who played in his very first competitive match Some great rallies that went both ways on a clear and sunny evening Giacomo will only improve as his confidence increases and I wish him all the very best on his tennis Journey Thanks for the Match Giacomo All the best going foward "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt Fran Henshaw (Jul 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Played Fran in light rain Court Surface was good though An enjoyable game with Fran who played a lot better than the score indicates She will only get better as the group unfolds Good luck Fran Thanks for game."  -- Mark

Group Summary:

It was tight at the top of Group 6 with Leagues debutant Marc and returning Leaguer Lee both recording 5 wins and earning 12 points apiece so it was Marc's win in their head to head that proved decisive, although he gave " loads of kudos to Lee who battled on in the 2nd set despite looking in a fair amount of pain"... we hope you're better now Lee! Youenn and Rob had strong rounds too winning 3 matches each while Rob and Adam had a "really enjoyable" 3 setter too.

Final Rankings:

  1. Marc Craddock [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Lee Hepplestone [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Youenn James [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rob Clague 10.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Adam Hazime [W1, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Paul Remmer [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jo Vince [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMarc Craddock bt Lee Hepplestone (Aug 29) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I have to give loads of kudos to Lee who battled on in the 2nd set despite looking in a fair amount of pain. Some cracking rallies and good chat! It’s been a pleasure playing with you all in the league😃😀👍🏻"  -- Marc
Reveal CommentPaul Remmer bt Jo Vince (Aug 23) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Best match I've played in a long time - very tight first set and could have gone either way from 4-4. Almost had 5-4 so next time we play..... 😂 The heavens opened at 1-3 in second set and windscreen wipers would have been useful... Match stopped at this point - we did manage one further game in the p*****g rain, but rain did stop play. Sadly there was no roof. Come on Millhouses, you're missing a trick... "  -- Jo
Reveal CommentLee Hepplestone bt Adam Hazime (Aug 23) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match up with Adam in rainy and windy conditions at times. The score doesn’t reflect how close some rallies and games were. Pleasure to meet you Adam and look forward to playing you again soon!"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentYouenn James bt Jo Vince (Aug 23) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, Jo. Some good play there and real potential with more matches."  -- Youenn
  • "Thanks Youenn - yes it was a good match, I enjoyed it." -- Jo
Reveal CommentYouenn James bt Paul Remmer (Aug 15) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match with Paul today. Almost every game seemed to go deuce, some super rallies and lovely shots. "  -- Youenn
Reveal CommentLee Hepplestone bt Rob Clague (Aug 8) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "25 degree sun made it tough going but really enjoyed the match. You played some good defensive shots and got me running to cover the court. Look forward to playing in the future. Good luck in your next matches Rob. "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentYouenn James bt Adam Hazime (Aug 2) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great and well-fought match. Very back and forth. Thanks for a really enjoyable game today, Adam. Good luck in your future matches."  -- Youenn
Reveal CommentLee Hepplestone bt Jo Vince (Aug 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Probably - no, DEFINTELY - the best match for me so far, even though score does not reflect.... Many deuces and long rallies. Great to meet Lee, we had a really good game, hope for a re-match in the next round! "  -- Jo
Reveal CommentMarc Craddock bt Rob Clague (Aug 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful setting that I hadn’t played at before. Some great, energetic rallies that have left me feeling drained. Great to play against you Rob and good luck with the remaining matches."  -- Marc
Reveal CommentMarc Craddock bt Adam Hazime (Jul 28) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Adam and we had a great game with more deuces than the score makes out. Adam caught me napping in set 2 for an early lead and playing tennis like that he will improve rapidly! Top man and hope to play again."  -- Marc
Reveal CommentLee Hepplestone bt Paul Remmer (Jul 25) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Turned out to be a sunny day despite our fears it may rain. Great rallies throughout and played in fairly windy conditions. Lots of deuce games so score doesn’t do your efforts justice. Absolute pleasure to meet you and really look forward to playing again. Good luck in your future matches Paul. "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentRob Clague bt Youenn James (Jul 25) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Youenn, a really tight match with lots of close games and ebbs and flows, especially in the third set!! "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentMarc Craddock bt Jo Vince (Jul 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Uh-oh.... Marc just on form and played a very strong and consistent game. A few missed 1st serves from Marc early on were just a decoy... The only way is up - roll on 3rd match! 😬😬"  -- Jo
Reveal CommentRob Clague bt Adam Hazime (Jul 19) 4-6, 6-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game Adam. Really enjoyable match that could have gone either way! "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentLee Hepplestone bt Youenn James (Jul 19) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "3 hours, 3 sets, 2 sausages rolls and 2 dead toe nails...what a great reintroduction for me to league tennis. Thank you Youenn. Such a close match that I feel very lucky to have gone my way. I really enjoyed our match up; even though my feet say otherwise. Look forward to playing again in the future. Good luck in your remaining matches!"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentAdam Hazime bt Jo Vince (Jul 17) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "So good to be playing again! For me (Jo) score not as important as the fact that I enjoyed the match. 1st competitive match in 3 years, and at least I won 1 game. Got to start somewhere! Great to meet Adam - good luck with the rest of your matches - "  -- Jo
  • "Thanks for match! Great to get to some more playing time. Good luck with your remaining matches :)" -- Adam

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPaul Remmer bt Adam Hazime (Jul 15) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Adam for such an enjoyable match played over two sessions and three hours. Could have gone either way and I had the good fortune that we timed out first time around. Hope to play you again soon." -- Paul
Reveal CommentRob Clague bt Paul Remmer (Jul 12) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Paul, great to get the league underway! Some enjoyable rallies throughout, good luck in your remaining games. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentMarc Craddock bt Youenn James (Jul 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Youenn. Much closer than score looks and enjoyed a little sun. Good luck in your next matches."  -- Marc

Group Summary:

There was another tight race at the top of this group with Maria and Daniel both tied on 10 points from 4 match wins, so the title was decided by Maria's win in their head to head. This was Daniel's only defeat although he had to dig very deep to overcome Ioan's challenge after "over 3.5 hours of play" with Daniel winning the final set tiebreak. Shoaib was also pushed close in the second set against Benjamin but held his nerve in the tiebreak to close the match out in 2 sets... well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Maria Panagiotidi 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Daniel Jankun [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Shoaib Rehman [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Karine Zbinden [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ioan Andreica [W1, L1] 3
  6. Benjamin Rae [L4]
  7. Yasmin Quayyum 9.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Daniel Jankun bt Shoaib Rehman (Aug 15) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentDaniel Jankun bt Benjamin Rae (Aug 9) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very friendly fun match, thanks for the game and knock about after! "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentMaria Panagiotidi bt Benjamin Rae (Aug 8) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with many long rallies, dropshots, and games going to deuce. Thanks for the game, Ben!"  -- Maria
Reveal CommentShoaib Rehman bt Karine Zbinden (Aug 8) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played in fantastic spirit. Games were tight throughout and the match was a lot closer than the scores would suggest. Look forward to playing with you again soon Karine. "  -- Shoaib
Reveal CommentShoaib Rehman bt Benjamin Rae (Jul 25) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game played in fantastic spirit and beautiful weather. Enjoyed the banter and was a pleasure to meet Ben, all the best for the remaining games :) cheers Shoaib "  -- Shoaib
Reveal CommentMaria Panagiotidi bt Karine Zbinden (Jul 24) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match played under perfect weather conditions. The score doesn't reflect how close the match was! Good luck with the rest of your matches, Karine"  -- Maria
Reveal CommentMaria Panagiotidi bt Daniel Jankun (Jul 23) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with many long rallies. The first set could go either way! Thanks for the game Dan. Good luck with the rest of your matches"  -- Maria
Reveal CommentMaria Panagiotidi bt Shoaib Rehman (Jul 19) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the match with Shoaib today. It was my first in a long time and only his second competitive match ever. Had some enjoyable rallies throughout. Good luck in your next matches"  -- Maria

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDaniel Jankun bt Ioan Andreica (Jul 19) 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • ''Thanks Daniel for a great match ,mabe not the best match but definitely the most competitive match for me seence I started to play .The best eventually won this match and this has been you Daniel after over 3.5 hours of play.Good luck with the remaining marches and hopefully at some point we've going to meet again for a revenge match :D. Thank you ''-- Ioan
Reveal CommentDaniel Jankun bt Karine Zbinden (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match despite the sub-optimal weather conditions! A very enjoyable afternoon! "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentIoan Andreica bt Shoaib Rehman (Jul 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game played on a perfect weather. Look forward to play again .Thank you !"  -- Ioan
Karine Zbinden bt Benjamin Rae (Jul 12) 6-0, 6-2