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Collapse AllSheffield Singles - Round 52 | Thursday 11 November 2021 to Wednesday 5 January 2022 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 December 2021)

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Group Summary:

Sadly only 2 matches were played in this group with wins for Gary and Kamron apiece, however Gary conceded fewer games so he's champ!

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Gary Robinson 1 1 0 0 2 W
2 Kamron Kazemi 1 1 0 0 2 W
3 Felix Duffy 1 0 1 0 0 L
4 Tomiya Kubo 1 0 1 0 0 L
5 Lynne Reilly 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Saif Ijaz 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGary Robinson bt Felix Duffy (Dec 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Felix. I think I got lucky in that you could not keep up the level of hitting you were doing in the warm up. I don’t think the score would have been anything like this with a few more matches under your belt. Good luck in the rest of you games. Gary"  -- Gary

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKamron Kazemi bt Tomiya Kubo (Nov 27) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match Tomiya. Hope to play again in the near future!"  -- Kamron

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Rares Mircea Vartolomei 4 4 0 2 10 WWWW
2 Iain Wadey 4 2 2 2 6 WLWL
3 Tom Gilberthorpe 2 1 1 0 2 LW
4 Martin Roberts 2 0 2 0 2 LL
5 Zidong Zhao 2 0 2 0 0 LL
6 Nick Mark 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRares Mircea Vartolomei bt Tom Gilberthorpe (Dec 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match.... tight match with some good rallies along the way. good luck with your other matches. Tom"  -- Rares Mircea
Reveal CommentIain Wadey bt Zidong Zhao (Dec 19) 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "As the scoreline suggests, a very close game. Zhao had a very consistent serve, a resilient defensive game and some great down the line forehands. Overall a hard fought and enjoyable game full of lone rallies; could have gone either way. Well played Zhao! "  -- Iain
Reveal CommentTom Gilberthorpe bt Iain Wadey (Dec 3) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Am enjoyable game full of proper hitting despite the damp surface. A well deserved win for Tom who was slightly more consistent and punished anything short with aplomb. Well played Tom!"  -- Iain

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentIain Wadey bt Martin Roberts (Dec 2) 2-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An exhausting 3 hour match on a day with an arctic wind and a blindingly low sun. Conditions were tough, particularly from one end, but the match was keenly fought with a large proportion of games going to multiple deuces. Martin's serve was very accurate and he deserved the first set comfortably. I had to fight hard in the second set and only managed to win by tie break which certainly could have gone either way. From a 3-3 position in the third set I managed to get some momentum (helped by a lot of luck) to seal the match. Not the greatest display of tennis overall, due to the conditions, but a hard fought contest from both players. Good luck in your remaining matches Martin!"  -- Iain
Reveal CommentRares Mircea Vartolomei bt Martin Roberts (Nov 25) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match despite the tough weather conditions! It was tight match with some good rallies along the way! Good luck for rest of your games Martin!"  -- Rares Mircea
Reveal CommentRares Mircea Vartolomei bt Zidong Zhao (Nov 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on a nice Saturday. Good luck with the rest of your match."  -- Rares Mircea
Reveal CommentRares Mircea Vartolomei bt Iain Wadey (Nov 13) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "a good game on both sides where small mistakes made the difference! Beautiful atmosphere and a good game made by Lain Wadey whom you thank you and good luck for next game's! Thank you Lain and see you soon."  -- Rares Mircea

Group Summary:

Another group where there wasn't a head to head to decide the title so Ian's champ thanks to conceding fewer sets and games on average than runner up Killian!

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Ian Brammah 2 2 0 0 4 WW
2 Killian Gleeson 3 2 1 0 4 WWL
3 Sam Simpkin 1 1 0 0 2 W
4 Miles Thurlow 2 1 1 0 2 WL
5 Valeriu Toader 3 0 3 0 1 LLL
6 Julie Balen 1 0 1 0 0 L
7 Joe Allen 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKillian Gleeson bt Valeriu Toader (Dec 19) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Was not so sure about this match after waking to intense fog and some frost but the court was surprisingly ok. I think we both took a while to properly warm up but really nice game in the second, particularly the second set. Thanks for the game Valeriu!"  -- Killian

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMiles Thurlow bt Valeriu Toader (Dec 12) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match with plenty of points at the net"  -- Miles
Reveal CommentKillian Gleeson bt Miles Thurlow (Nov 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get this match in on a cold but sunny morning. Miles has a strong serve and the final scoreline is harsh given the number of games that went to deuce. Best of luck in your other matches Miles."  -- Killian
Reveal CommentSam Simpkin bt Killian Gleeson (Nov 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with Killian on a surprisingly nice late November morning. Some good long rallies. A nice return to the weston Park courts, having had a nasty ankle injury here in June was pleased to come out unscathed and with a win this time! "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentIan Brammah bt Julie Balen (Nov 17) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match....despite the tough weather conditions! It was a fun, tight match with some good rallies along the way. Welcome to the league - good luck with your other matches. "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Brammah bt Valeriu Toader (Nov 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on a nice sunny afternoon. Good luck with the rest of your match. "  -- Ian

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Andrew Haywood 5 5 0 2 12 WWWW
2 Jonathan Tickhill 5 2 3 0 5 LLLW
3 Callum McEvilly 4 1 3 2 5 LWLL
4 Mary Nunn 3 1 2 0 3 WLL
5 Robin Morrell 3 1 2 0 2 WLL
6 Mike Cole 2 1 1 0 2 WL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobin Morrell bt Jonathan Tickhill (Dec 21) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable evenly matched game against Jonathan in the evening under the lights. Due to the damp and court condition the balls were almost black by the time we finished so it was very hard for both of us to see the ball so we were playing on guesswork towards the end!"  -- Robin
Reveal CommentMary Nunn bt Callum McEvilly (Dec 16) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game. Thank you :) "  -- Mary
Reveal CommentMike Cole bt Jonathan Tickhill (Dec 14) 1-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Closer match than the score line suggests. Some good rallies and deuce games. Enjoyable game thanks Jon. Good luck with rest of your matches. "  -- Mike
Reveal CommentAndrew Haywood bt Jonathan Tickhill (Dec 12) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with some great battles for points, Thank you."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Haywood bt Mary Nunn (Dec 5) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "A great game where I think we both played well. Thank you Mary. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentCallum McEvilly bt Robin Morrell (Nov 30) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Robin. Nice to meet you, and hope your feeling better soon. Thanks, Cal"  -- Callum
Jonathan Tickhill bt Mary Nunn (Nov 30) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndrew Haywood bt Mike Cole (Nov 21) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match thank you Mike, good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Andrew

Match of the Group:

Jonathan Tickhill bt Callum McEvilly (Nov 21) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2
Reveal CommentAndrew Haywood bt Robin Morrell (Nov 20) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good to play you again Robin. Good luck with the rest of your games."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Haywood bt Callum McEvilly (Nov 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Callum, as the match went on, you definitely started getting back into the swing of things (pun intended). Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Andrew

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Dan Wray 4 2 2 2 7 LWLW
2 Neil Zealander 3 2 1 0 4 WWL
3 Luke Vatkovsky 2 1 1 0 3 LW
4 Connor Thorp 2 1 1 0 2 WL
5 Vish Mistry 1 0 1 0 0 L
6 Ioan Andreica 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Connor Thorp bt Dan Wray (Dec 22) 7-5, 0-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNeil Zealander bt Luke Vatkovsky (Dec 12) 7-6 (7-0), 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great captivating match, to be continued... "  -- Neil
Reveal CommentDan Wray bt Vish Mistry (Nov 25) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and play Vish. Had a very close match and it was a real battle towards the end - could have gone either way. Didn't help that he seemed to develop a rocket for an arm mid-way through the second set and was serving some screamers. Look forward to playing again in future. "  -- Dan
Reveal CommentLuke Vatkovsky bt Dan Wray (Nov 24) 7-6 (12-10), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match that could have gone either way, most games going to deuce. Really enjoyed it. Good luck with the rest of your matches"  -- Luke
Reveal CommentNeil Zealander bt Connor Thorp (Nov 21) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was literally Connor's first ever competitive match and made me work for this win. The wind was tricky and bright sun made it awkward but a lovely game. He is a great addition to the league and is a very fair player and friendly guy. Great forehand and constructs points really well! I wish Connor all the best in future matches."  -- Neil
Reveal CommentDan Wray bt Neil Zealander (Nov 18) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Neil again. The conditions were very very tough. It was blowing a gale and one half of the court was also in blinding sun for the first 30mins or so. The wind was very tricky to navigate (we even had to stop and Google the rules when my shot blew back over to my side after bouncing on Neil's without him having chance to hit it) so that impacted the flow of the game. That said, we did have some close ones and some good rallies. Neil's serving was particularly strong and had me in trouble a fair few times. Also, just remembered I left my sunglasses on the court - bugger. "  -- Dan

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Max Everett 4 4 0 0 8 WWWW
2 Mike Prentice 4 3 1 2 8 WWWL
3 Alan Hunt 3 1 2 0 4 WLL
4 Jude Gwynn 3 1 2 0 2 WLL
5 Toby Mallinson 4 0 4 0 0 LLLL
6 Fran Henshaw 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Princewill Okpala 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Alan Hunt bt Toby Mallinson (Jan 5) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentMax Everett bt Alan Hunt (Jan 3) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another good game Al! Battered me in the first. Lots of close games. Aggressive serving towards the end -had to hold my nerve. Well played. "  -- Max
Reveal CommentMax Everett bt Toby Mallinson (Dec 21) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game had to put up with the racket of court cleaning machines. At least we know they will be clean come the New Year. Well played Toby."  -- Max

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMike Prentice bt Alan Hunt (Dec 20) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game played between the two of us as we were very well matched. Lots of long rallies and deuce games that are not reflected in the score. All three sets were close and hard to predict. Both of us had some moments of sharp serving as well. Great end to our (likely) last match of 2021. "  -- Mike
Jude Gwynn bt Toby Mallinson (Dec 18) 6-1, 6-1
Mike Prentice bt Toby Mallinson (Dec 2) 6-0, 6-0
Mike Prentice bt Jude Gwynn (Nov 22) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentMax Everett bt Mike Prentice (Nov 20) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Mike. A service oriented match with plenty of close games. All the best for rest of the round."  -- Max
Reveal CommentMax Everett bt Jude Gwynn (Nov 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, Jude. Attack minded play with some good lobs thrown in. Nice to meet you and good luck with other games. "  -- Max