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Collapse AllSouthampton Singles - Round 30 | Thursday 14 February 2019 to Wednesday 10 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 March 2019)

A strong turnout in Southampton for this spring round with more than three quarters of all matches played. Thanks for all your efforts in getting lots of matches played and for the many generous comments submitted too. Hope to see you all again next time!

Group Summary:

A very busy group one with the majority of matches played and nearly all bonus points earned too - thanks for your efforts everyone. Rico played every match and overcame many "long, competitive rallies" to record six superb wins and follow up his promotion with a second successive title. Kudos also to runner up Tomasz for finishing unbeaten and taking the bragging rights for beating the champ in a "real tennis match with quality points".

Final Rankings:

  1. Rico Harris [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tomasz Wojtak [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Pablo Eransus [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tom Saunders [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Radoslaw Kempinski [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Javier Sanchez [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Gautier Parfait [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Ian Adams [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRico Harris bt Ian Adams (Apr 10) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking game, very complimentary playing styles. Was basically a competition to see who could out retrieve the other- so many points with ridiculous defensive skills on show. Have promised a rematch on the artificial clay so we can once again channel our inner Nadal!"  -- Rico
Reveal CommentRico Harris bt Gautier Parfait (Apr 9) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match in tough conditions, look forward to a rematch!"  -- Rico
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Javier Sanchez (Apr 8) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Javier for the match. Very close first set whose result turned out to be mentally decisive for the second. Hope we can play again soon"  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Rico Harris (Apr 7) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Rico, real tennis match with quality points. I feel like I need lot's of stretching after the side to side rallies. Your movement/court coverage are the best I've faced. Good chat afterwards, Tom."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Javier Sanchez (Mar 21) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks a lot Javier, it was a tough game and only a few details decided the score."  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Gautier Parfait (Mar 21) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close game and a pleasure to play. Some excellent serving by Gautier! "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Javier Sanchez (Mar 19) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Very close game with lots of rallies. Final tiebreak ended up being very close so could have gone either way! "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentRico Harris bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Mar 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Rico it was nice to meet you, very well played! Good luck in your next matches!"  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Gautier Parfait (Mar 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, some good powerful serves in tough conditions."  -- Tomasz

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Mar 11) 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "As always a very close game and obviously could go either way! " Tom
Reveal CommentRico Harris bt Tom Saunders (Mar 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match, characterised by long, competitive rallies- certainly helped the stepcount on my fitness tracker!"  -- Rico
Reveal CommentRico Harris bt Javier Sanchez (Mar 3) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with some memorable points- cheers Javier!"  -- Rico
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Javier Sanchez (Mar 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Javi."  -- Tomasz
Tomasz Wojtak bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Feb 28) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Feb 25) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Pablo, I hope your injury is not serious and you’ll be able to play soon. I’m looking forward to our next match!"  -- Radoslaw
Javier Sanchez bt Gautier Parfait (Feb 23) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Tom Saunders (Feb 22) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Tom which I enjoyed a lot. As usual the score does not reflect what really happened on the court. all the best for future matches "  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Gautier Parfait (Feb 21) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Gautier we’ve had a few good rallies, good luck in your next games!"  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Tom Saunders (Feb 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Tom."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentRico Harris bt Pablo Eransus (Feb 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game, with some varied and high quality points. Thoroughly enjoyed the match and watching/discussing the football in the bar afterwards- look forward to the rematch!"  -- Rico
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Gautier Parfait (Feb 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Gautier for the match, and all the best in getting back into tennis. You will catch up soon an hope to see you again in next rounds"  -- Pablo

Group Summary:

Hiroo and Olga both played every match, earned bonus points and notched up win after win to make it a two horse race for the title. The match between the two was one worthy of determining the new champ, with Hiroo holding off Olga's comeback to eventually win this epic 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 and take the group crown. Kudos to Robert who also gave Hiroo a run for his money in another thrilling three set match.

Final Rankings:

  1. Hiroo Ohtsuka 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Olga Fialova-Downey 7.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Robert Ernsberger [W1, L2] 3
  4. Antonia Corp [W1, L2] 2
  5. Thomas Caullay 10.2 [W1, L3] 2
  6. Gary Wright 10.2 [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAntonia Corp bt Thomas Caullay (Apr 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match again Thomas, lots of running around!! Good to be back after injury and test my backhand, still not 100% but getting there. We both struggled with the almost perfect conditions indoors with the balls flying and bouncing super-high!! Settled in after the first set and it was only a couple of points making the difference. Looking forward to next time!"  -- Antonia
Reveal CommentHiroo Ohtsuka bt Gary Wright (Mar 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a lovely day for playing tennis. Thank you for the match Gary. "  -- Hiroo
  • "Thanks Hiroo I enjoyed the game too well done for topping the group!" Gary

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentHiroo Ohtsuka bt Olga Fialova-Downey (Mar 30) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the great long match. It was close. I enjoyed very much. Your strokes were strong and fast. I am sorry that we had low visibility at dusk at the deciding set."  -- Hiroo
  • Hiroo what a great match indeed. If our next match is half the time, it'll still be the longest of the series:-)
Reveal CommentOlga Fialova-Downey bt Thomas Caullay (Mar 25) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Tom, you kept me going! Looking forward to the next match. "  -- Olga
Reveal CommentRobert Ernsberger bt Gary Wright (Mar 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game Gary - Rob"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentOlga Fialova-Downey bt Robert Ernsberger (Mar 9) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Glad you woke up in the end Rob:). So you didn't miss one of my most impressive falls yet! Looking forward to a rematch. "  -- Olga
Reveal CommentOlga Fialova-Downey bt Antonia Corp (Mar 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match again Antonia. We'll catch up soon! "  -- Olga
Reveal CommentHiroo Ohtsuka bt Robert Ernsberger (Mar 2) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a close match. We had good rallies. I enjoyed very much. Thank you Robert."  -- Hiroo
Reveal CommentThomas Caullay bt Gary Wright (Feb 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match Gary, great to play again. Good luck with the rest of the matches"  -- Thomas
  • "Thanks Thomas I enjoyed the game to and look forward to playing again!" Gary
Reveal CommentHiroo Ohtsuka bt Antonia Corp (Feb 24) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Antonia. It was nice to play with you again. We had a lot of good rallies. I had to keep running around. I am looking forward next match."  -- Hiroo
Reveal CommentHiroo Ohtsuka bt Thomas Caullay (Feb 24) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Tom. I enjoyed very much. See you in next rounds."  -- Hiroo
Reveal CommentOlga Fialova-Downey bt Gary Wright (Feb 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Gary, had a great game again!"  -- Olga
  • "Thank you for the game too I really enjoyed the game too ..... and my grandchildren say thanks you for the biscuits they both liked them ," -- Gary