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Collapse AllGDT Slough Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 1 August 2019 to Wednesday 25 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 August 2019)

Nearly 70% of the possible matches were played this round proving once again there are no slouches in Slough. Thanks again for your commitment and sportsmanship, Hope to see you all again next round!

Group Summary:

Bonus points aplenty but unplayed matches left on the table, so a slightly strange top group! A lot to commend it of course, but oh, we would have like to see Marc and Bernardo play off! As it is, we have to look to the rule-book and the record of sets and games conceded to separate them, and by that measure, Marc is our winner this time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Marc Chan 7.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Bernardo Francisco Contrera Jimenez [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Zamir Khan 10.1 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sandeep Minhas [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Raj Giri [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nik Rudge

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBernardo Francisco Contrera Jimenez bt Raj Giri (Aug 28) 5-7, 3-1 Raj Giri Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for letting me have 1st set. I felt like completed marathon in the first set alone. It was good match but unfortunately due to reoccurring injury I was not able to continue. My dream to win over Bernardo to be continued.......😅😅"  -- Raj
Reveal CommentMarc Chan bt Sandeep Minhas (Aug 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play at Uxbridge LTC, Sandeep’s home club. Some lengthy games and points. A real work out. Never seen so many net cords in a warm up!"  -- Marc
Bernardo Francisco Contrera Jimenez bt Zamir Khan (Aug 21) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentMarc Chan bt Zamir Khan (Aug 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Scoreline didn’t reflect some nice rallies. Zame lives in Orlando and I’d been there the week before, we’re hoping to have a hit there some time which would be great."  -- Marc
Zamir Khan bt Raj Giri (Aug 19) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentBernardo Francisco Contrera Jimenez bt Sandeep Minhas (Aug 17) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Touch match as always. Bernardo just keeps the pressure on and too many unforced errors from me made it an easy first set. Second set was closer with service breaks throughout, but Bernardo was able to hold serve when needed at the crucial moment to take the set. Thanks for the match Bernardo."  -- Sandeep

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSandeep Minhas bt Zamir Khan (Aug 15) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A tough first match! Zamir had me running all over the place in the first set and although I started the set well enough, he managed to gain control of the set with his consistency and better rallying. The 2nd set continued where the 1st left off, with Zamir quickly going into a 4-1 lead. I managed to hang on in the rallies after that and slowly cut out the unforced errors to take the set. With both of us tired the 3rd set was tough, but I again managed to keep the unforced error count down, which ultimately helped me to grind out the win. Some long rallies and a very enjoyable match. Thanks Zamir!"  -- Sandeep
Reveal CommentMarc Chan bt Raj Giri (Aug 15) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to catch up with Raj. 2nd set Raj was 4-3 up serving and I thought it was going to 3. I got lucky with a few net cords. Thanks for the match."  -- Marc

Group Summary:

Two league newcomers, Harvey and Stephen toughed it out for top spot though Jonathan was in with a chance too (he tied in second place on points and earned the scalp of the eventual winner!). Harvey just edged the group win in no small part because of the set he took off Jonathan! Well done all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Harvey Whittam [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Stephen Wade [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jonathan Stevens [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Leon Sodeyfi 9.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Randeep Bahia 10.1 [L4, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Kumbi Makore [L4, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephen Wade bt Leon Sodeyfi (Sep 21) 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "An epic match, Leon was a real fighter. A really tight match with a lot of long rallies. "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentRandeep Bahia v Kumbi Makore (Sep 18) 3-6, 6-1, 4-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Trying to complete the match before the deadline! As we ran out of time."  -- Randeep
Reveal CommentLeon Sodeyfi bt Jonathan Stevens (Sep 8) 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure to play Jonathan, as always. Epic match. Still aching."  -- Leon
Reveal CommentStephen Wade bt Kumbi Makore (Sep 5) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play with Kumbi, the conditions were tough in the fading light, but hopefully we'll play again in the daytime at some point."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Wade bt Jonathan Stevens (Aug 28) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A really tight match with some fantastic rallies. "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentJonathan Stevens bt Kumbi Makore (Aug 27) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant striker of the ball, Kumbi. He served what felt like deuce 10 in 2nd set. He controlled the match and was unfortunate not to win. Thanks for a great hit."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentStephen Wade bt Randeep Bahia (Aug 26) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close match with Randeep with some great rallies"  -- Stephen
Leon Sodeyfi bt Randeep Bahia (Aug 23) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentJonathan Stevens bt Randeep Bahia (Aug 21) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some really enjoyable rallies - apart from the fact Jonathan won the vast majority."  -- Randeep
Leon Sodeyfi bt Kumbi Makore (Aug 20) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentHarvey Whittam bt Stephen Wade (Aug 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough conditions in the wind."  -- Harvey

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJonathan Stevens bt Harvey Whittam (Aug 18) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Unexpected floodlight timing cut-off stopped play. TBC."  -- Harvey
Reveal CommentHarvey Whittam bt Kumbi Makore (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure playing Kumbi in wonderful playing conditions. "  -- Harvey
Reveal CommentHarvey Whittam bt Randeep Bahia (Aug 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to play with Randeep on a beautiful calm sunny evening. "  -- Harvey
Reveal CommentHarvey Whittam bt Leon Sodeyfi (Aug 4) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a fine dry calm evening. The carpet courts were in perfect condition and no other persons were at the club so no interuptions. After the first set, flood lights were used but didn't affect either player. Played in good spirit with some great rallies often finishing with an error by either player rather than an out and out awesome winner being hit. Pleasure to have played Leon."  -- Harvey

Group Summary:

An excellent round by Barry who played and won five matches, some of them pretty tight affairs. Hellinda showed her determination on court by accruing a mighty ten points despite only winning two matches. A gutsy performance that allowed her to finish ahead of third-placed Agnieszka. A great group to anchor the league.

Final Rankings:

  1. Barry Walter [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Hellinda Smith [W2, L4] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Agnieszka Sydow [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Peter Howells [W2, L1] 5
  5. Mary-Ann Harding [W2, L1, UF1] 4
  6. Jamal Ali [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Rory Nosworthy [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  8. Alexandru Andres [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBarry Walter bt Peter Howells (Sep 20) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Marathon match. At 1-3 and 2-4 down I thought I'd had it. Then I started swinging freely and made some winners. Close match. Thanks Peter"  -- Barry
Peter Howells bt Agnieszka Sydow (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentMary-Ann Harding v Rory Nosworthy (Sep 16) 5-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Stopped the match at 5-5 as we ran out of time. We will finish the match as soon as possible."  -- Mary-Ann
Reveal CommentPeter Howells bt Hellinda Smith (Sep 5) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "even game -could have gone either way"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentMary-Ann Harding bt Jamal Ali (Aug 31) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Mary-Ann to serve on the resumption at 2-1 after rain interrupted play."  -- Jamal
Reveal CommentAgnieszka Sydow bt Hellinda Smith (Aug 29) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "During the match Agnieszka was consistant in long rallies and appeared very focussed. Well done Agnieszka, thank you for playing and for supporting the ladies in the group!"  -- Hellinda
Reveal CommentHellinda Smith bt Mary-Ann Harding (Aug 29) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than the score suggests with some long rallies. Nice to meet Mary-Ann and to play a lady for a change!"  -- Hellinda
Barry Walter bt Agnieszka Sydow (Aug 28) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentBarry Walter bt Jamal Ali (Aug 24) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Nearly had me in the second set"  -- Barry
Reveal CommentAgnieszka Sydow bt Jamal Ali (Aug 24) 6-0, 2-1 Jamal Ali Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Sadly I was struggling very badly with illness throughout and had to retire serving 1-2 and 30-30 (first time I have ever had to retire from a match) Well done to Agnieszka - she moves extremely well, plays a consistent game, hardly made any errors and used my mistakes to win points."  -- Jamal
Mary-Ann Harding bt Agnieszka Sydow (Aug 22) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentBarry Walter bt Rory Nosworthy (Aug 21) 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle, hope we can finish the match soon."  -- Rory
Reveal CommentHellinda Smith bt Jamal Ali (Aug 17) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First league with match with Hellinda in years and first in Slough. Felt I played well (considering she thumped me 6-1, 6-1 in a friendly two weeks ago!) and very aggressively (despite too many service errors) but Hellinda - who plays a very offensive game herself - beat me as usual!! We had to travel from Reading to Slough to complete the match as we ran out of time! Thanks for the lift to Slough, Hellinda. Lovely to play you again and all the best with your remaining fixtures."  -- Jamal
Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Alexandru Andres (Aug 17) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Alex is relatively new to tennis and relies heavily on court coverage as he makes you hit one extra ball in the rallies. He has amazing defensive skills but I managed to hit enough winners to scrape the victory. Excellent defence, top man. Thanks for the match, Alex"  -- Jamal
Reveal CommentAgnieszka Sydow bt Alexandru Andres (Aug 6) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game by Agnieszka. First set she didnt give Alex a chance. Secone set it was more challenging, demanding and more fun with Agnieszka at top of it one more time to end the match. Great game overall. Congrats to Agnieszka. "  -- Alexandru

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBarry Walter bt Hellinda Smith (Aug 5) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Marathon match. Thanks Hellinda"  -- Barry
Reveal CommentRory Nosworthy bt Hellinda Smith (Aug 4) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for coming back Sunday, goof fun game."  -- Rory