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Collapse AllSouthend Singles - Round 19 | Thursday 4 October 2018 to Wednesday 5 December 2018 (Midpoint: Sunday 4 November 2018)

Over 85% of matches were played for the second round in a row in Southend, which is testament to your fantastic enthusiasm to get on court whatever the weather. Added to this, the "usual great spirit" was once again on display in the many post match comments - thanks for all your efforts everyone. Here's to more of the same in 2019!

Group Summary:

Reece and Ogba's "3 hour epic" that included an incredible 19-17 first set tiebreak was the pick of the bunch in a very busy group one. Gavin and John notched up win after win to move to the top of the table and in the end their head to head proves decisive. This was another closely fought battle between the two, and it was Gavin who fought back from a set down to take a three set victory to finish with a 100% winning record and narrowly clinch the gold. Bradley and Ross' close match provided us with a fitting finale to a well contested round - well played everyone.

Final Rankings:

  1. Gavin Hodges 7.2 [W8] 18 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. John Willens 8.1 [W7, L1] 17 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Bradley Payne 9.2 [W4, L4] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ogba Ogbimi 7.2 [W2, L4, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Reece Syrett [W2, L6] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ross Casson [W2, L4, UF1] 7
  7. Gary Nicholls 9.1 [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Elliot Ball [W3, L3] 6
  9. Paul Moffat 8.2 [W1, L4] 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBradley Payne bt Ross Casson (Dec 5) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "A great end to a campaign and what better way than a close match to finish!! I stormed ahead in the first set hitting deep and good ground strokes!! Defiant ross fought back and played well in the second set doing the same against me which i did him 1st set!! Close last set with my game just being the stronger 2nite to get me over the line!!! Well played Ross great game see you next round "  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentGavin Hodges bt Elliot Ball (Dec 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game with many gruelling rallies. A few less unforced errors and the scores would have been very different. Thanks for the game"  -- Gavin
Elliot Ball bt Reece Syrett (Dec 2) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Elliot Ball bt Ross Casson (Dec 2) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentJohn Willens bt Ogba Ogbimi (Nov 30) 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see Ogba back. He managed to nick the first set with his trademark defensive lobs, with John mistiming many over heads and volleys. The set was also littered with some flashy winners from both players. 30-30 , 3-2 in the second set....Tob be continued :-) "  -- John
  • "Nice to conclude our game….it’s been a while since either of us played in the morning. John started off serving at 30-30 the first two points aces to close out the game while Ogba was still waiting for his coffee to kick in. The next two games followed 6-2 and into a decider. Perfect weather other than a very bright sun behind one end, Ogba’s magic lenses certainly giving him the edge from that end. One high ball Ogba put up completely blinded me landing in an open empty court! John broke only for Ogba to break back. Luckily John found another break and banged down the big serve to hold out for the win," -- John
  • "John served really well. And we were lucky to have such gorgeous weather but blinding. My serve 1st and 2nd not too bad today to be fare but yeah John's serve has really sparked this round. The best this round. Keep it up. See you next round. Will get you next time mate lol," -- Ogba
Reveal CommentRoss Casson bt Gary Nicholls (Nov 29) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "I come out the blocks very quick tonight in tough conditions against Gary, probably something to do with the fact that I’d played some hefty rallies with Gavin the previous night. I took the first 6-0 with some lovely forehand cross court winners, which were sportingly complimented by Gary. As the rain came down on the lovely Kent Elms courts, Gary showed no sign of giving up with a great pass down the line to break me straight away. As the set went on, it could of gone either way, with a lot of deuces on both players services, but fortunately I managed to hold out 7-5 to take my second win of the campaign. thanks for the beer once again after the game Gary, that’s two I owe you now, & good luck in your remaining fixture. Ross"  -- Ross
Reveal CommentGavin Hodges bt Ross Casson (Nov 28) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Glad to see you back and well. Thanks for the game and I look forward to our next encounter in the new year. All the best "  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi v Ross Casson (Nov 26) 6-4, 4-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "First of all big heart to Ross to come out to play matches after not so long out due to injury. Fair play to the man. As far as the match was concerned it was very entertaining I have to say. Witnessed by another fellow player in the league, Reecce We both didnt serve well, losing our service games until 4-4 first set took my serve and broke Ross at 5-4 and took first 6-4. Second set Ross led 4 -1. But I came fighting back 4-4. Unfortunately we ran out of alloted time. So we mutually agreed to meet again next year. So Ross had the second set won as he was ready to play at 3pm but I couldnt as had other plans. So only fair we shared the spoils If of course we can finish we will cos Ross loves to play. Great passing shots from both "  -- Ogba
Reveal CommentJohn Willens bt Ross Casson (Nov 25) 7-6 (7-0), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "John decided to try his new racket and took the first game returning nicely . After that it really messed with his serve and switching back to the old racket took some adjusting. Ross raced into a 4-1 lead. Covering the court we’ll and whipping one particular excellent cross court pass having raced up to a decent drop shot. Not bad for a guy with a dodgy ankle. The big serving started to tell as John got used to the switch of racket and the set went to a tie break. John dug in the first couple of points the pulled away taking it 7-0. The big serving continued to put pressure on Ross. Ross held really well at 0-40 to go 1-1 after that John managed to pull away for the win. Good game Ross. Look forward to playing again. "  -- John
Reveal CommentBradley Payne bt Paul Moffat (Nov 21) 3-6, 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Paul Great opening set I went 2-0 up than Paul rattled 5 games in a row and played some decent shots and well placed!!! I needed to change my game plan and changed things up 2nd and 3rd set to take the win!! Hitting some big top spin forehand and some nice drop shots!! Good game on a cold evening in the bubble!! Great first set Paul good luck in your other matches"  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentGavin Hodges bt Gary Nicholls (Nov 21) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see you again and thanks for the game. All the best"  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentJohn Willens bt Gary Nicholls (Nov 16) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Always a close game with Gary. John making a fast start serving big bombs and whipping away some big forehands. Gary to his credit showed his trademark fitness and scrambling skills only for John to take the set. John knew he needed to make the most of the big serve before the wet balls slowed down and crooked his arm. Gary digging out some incredible gets all through the set. Eventually John served at 5-4 only to switch off and Gary to take two quick games to go 6-5. John managed to bring out the the big serve one last time to get to a tie break. The Tb was topsy turvey with Gary serve volleying at 5-6, to Johns relief the topspin pass dropped will in. Always a pleasure Gary hope to see you next round. "  -- John
Reveal CommentPaul Moffat bt Reece Syrett (Nov 16) 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "drizzly/misty conditions didn't stop this going ahead. first and third sets were dominated by Paul but in the second set no-one wanted to hold serve. Eventually Reece won the tie-break but couldn't carry this into the third set"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJohn Willens bt Paul Moffat (Nov 14) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game on a still evening. Perfect tennis weather other than the dew on the court. A bit more match practice and the big serve managed to get John through. Hopefully John can patch up all his injuries to play the last couple games! Good luck in the other matches Paul. "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Willens bt Elliot Ball (Nov 11) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was over an hour long and was really decisive. Elliot served for the set but John managed to dig in retrieving some big top spin balls to take it to a tie break. John managed to get the best of some long exchanges at the start of the tie break and served well to lead 6-0, eventually taking it 7-1. The second set was poised at 2-2 when John held and really pulled away. Both big servers but Elliot’s consistency let him down. Elliot’s a great addition to the league with a big game. Good luck in the other games. "  -- John
Reveal CommentRoss Casson bt Reece Syrett (Nov 7) 3-6, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A hard fought game , that could have gone either way, well done to Ross staying composed and having enough to win "  -- Reece
Reveal CommentGavin Hodges bt Bradley Payne (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The main difference today was serving- Bradley gave me too many cheap points from double faulting. Nevertheless, it was a great game with many hard-fought points. Nice to meet you and thanks for the game. All the best"  -- Gavin
Gavin Hodges bt Paul Moffat (Oct 27) Walkover
Reveal CommentBradley Payne bt Elliot Ball (Oct 26) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Elliot great game of tennis Both exchanging big forehand and backhand with some excellant rallys!! Me being just a bit more consistent to take the first set!!! Second set Elliot raced into a 4-0 lead great powerfull serving and great touches at the net!!! I held a game to my relief and Eliiot went 5-1 up!!! I managed to pull it back to 5-4 And save set point with a double handed backhand drive down the line!! That edged me over line I think with a crucial 7-5 second set win great game and nice bloke!! Look forward to playing you again cheers Brad"  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentGary Nicholls bt Reece Syrett (Oct 25) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was the first encounter between Reece and Gary. Reece started strong breaking Gary's service in the first game and the set went to serve until 5-4 with Reece serving for the set, but Gary managed to get the break only to be broken himself in the next game, but Gary leveled to take the set to a tie break, Reece held his nerve and managed to take the first set 7-5 in the tie break. A great first set from Reece with some good forehand and backhand passing winners. The second and third sets went very much Gary's way despite many grinding ralley's. Good luck in your other matches Reece."  -- Gary
Reveal CommentElliot Ball bt Ogba Ogbimi (Oct 23) 6-7, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Both players terribly affected by gusty wind at times. Double faulting on numerous occasions. We did our best to produce some fine display of tennis, particularly final set at 5-6. I saved 4 match point before subduing to a fine back hand volley winner from Elliot. First set I chased Elliot, overtook him and took the set. Third set was the reverse. I was leading 3-1. Elliot overtook me and took the decisive set. Well played Elliot. Hope to play you again next round and all the best in the rest of your games."  -- Ogba
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Bradley Payne (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Ogba you played very well today hitting lovely spin winners!!! I wasn't at the races today 3 games in 6 days was too much and falling over on the first point on loose pine cones wasnt nice!!! Taking nothing away from ogba though he deserved it served well and hit some lovely forehand and backhand!!! Time to rest"  -- Bradley
  • "Bradley played well despite awkward fall in the very first point. I have to say he shook off the disappointment of first set and really came alive in the second set. Not just your day today. Hope to play you again in the next round," -- Ogba
Reveal CommentGavin Hodges bt Reece Syrett (Oct 19) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you, Reece. It was a competive and tough game despite what the scores suggest. All the best mate"  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentBradley Payne bt Gary Nicholls (Oct 17) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great tennis match with some long rallys!!! I think Gary came into this favourite but i had to deliver!! Gary served well and placed the ball in difficult positions!!! I had to find some form and was soon hitting some great winners with my forehand and serving well!!! Very enjoyable match!! Would of been a great game to watch! Well played Gary look forward to our next match. Lovely courts at Kent Elms "  -- Bradley

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentReece Syrett bt Ogba Ogbimi (Oct 15) 3-6, 7-6 (19-17), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A 3 hour epic that left us both drained at the end of it.. in a first set that could have gone both ways ogba had enough to see the first out playing some lovely forehands .. into the 2nd I was 5-2 up playing good backhands and winners until ogba upped the ante again and forced it all the way to a tiebreak .. we both had set points and it went all the way to 18-17 until I finally broke ogbas serve... last set I went 5-2 up again and ogba made me serve it out at 5-4 luckily I held my nerve to win .. great game looking forward to next time "  -- Reece
Gavin Hodges bt Ogba Ogbimi (Oct 15) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentJohn Willens bt Reece Syrett (Oct 14) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First time playing Reece, after sharing the first 4 games I was very worried my weary body wouldn’t last after previous days 3 hour epic with Gavin. Reece showing some really nice backhand passes up the line. Thankfully I managed to hold with some big serves and pinch a couple close games as Reece struggled with his serve. Just as John closed out the first set the lights gave up, after a 30 minute break it looked like John’s body was ceasing up after the sit down. Reece going 2-0. Finally loosening up and taking advantage of some loose serving John took 5 in a row eventually closing out 6-3"  -- John
Reveal CommentGavin Hodges bt John Willens (Oct 13) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see and play you again, John. A tough and enjoyable match as usual. Nice serving tonight, mate. Thanks for the game and I look forward to our next battle." Gavin
Reveal CommentJohn Willens bt Bradley Payne (Oct 10) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A replay of the group 2 decided in the last round. John raced through the first set 6-2 and a 4-0 in the second set with some big serving and accurate ground strokes. From nowhere Brad found his game and rattled of 6 straight like a steam train to take the set. Largely due to his good play rather than drop in a good level from John. The set point was a mammoth rally which along with the comeback took a lot out of Brad. Starting on serve in the decide John found some form and took a 5-0 lead eventually closing out 6-1. A classic game of momentum swings. Well played Brad"  -- John
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Gary Nicholls (Oct 8) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Ogba opened the serving in a shaky start being broken immediately, but soon cleared the deficit and stormed away whipping many huge top spin winners away, the first set concluding 6-2 to Ogba. His dominance continued in the second set and was soon leading 4-1, however as Ogba's level dropped Gary raised his game and took the next 5 games breaking Ogba 3 times to close the second 6-4 to Gary and the match was now level. Gary continued his dominance holding first serve advantage and then breaking Ogba again leading 2-0 and serving with a 40-0 advantage, but somehow Ogba halted the onslaught and broke back. The set continued with many gruelling rallies and soon the set was level at 4-4. Ogba held and broke to close the match, an epic encounte!"  -- Gary
Reveal CommentGary Nicholls bt Paul Moffat (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable bit of Sunday afternoon tennis, the start of both sets were extremely close with break and break backs. Paul put away many great winning points from his forehand and returned well. Looking forward to our next encounter. Good luck in your other matches Paul"  -- Gary
Reveal CommentReece Syrett bt Bradley Payne (Oct 4) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Was good to play first game back under the floodlights and enjoyed a good match against brad who played some nice stuff. Glad to get over the line "  -- Reece

Group Summary:

Paul Bundock-Steel powered to eight stunning wins without dropping a set to leave us in no doubt as to who's the new champ - well played. Tim and John also had success on court, notching up five wins of their own to leave themselves in with a chance of the silver. John won their "mammoth" head to head, however Tim crucially fought back to win the second set and this gives him the extra point he needs to leapfrog John into second. A shout out to Dan and Laurie for playing every match too.

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Bundock Steel 8.1 [W8] 18 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tim Staines [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. John George [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Phillips [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Paul Bhanji [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Dan Church [W2, L6] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Laurie Stone [W3, L5] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Petra Lastivkova 9.2 [L6]
  9. Ian Fraser [L4]

Match Results:

Tim Staines bt Laurie Stone (Nov 29) 6-3, 6-0
Paul Bundock Steel bt Petra Lastivkova (Nov 29) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentTim Staines bt Petra Lastivkova (Nov 25) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet Petra. A very enjoyable match played in the usual great spirit. Best wishes for your future league matches, Petra !"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentAndrew Phillips bt Dan Church (Nov 23) 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • " See you in 2019 Dan. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentPaul Bhanji bt Dan Church (Nov 22) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The match was closer in places than the scores suggest. I just managed to win more of the important points. Until next time Dan."  -- Paul
Paul Bundock Steel bt Andrew Phillips (Nov 19) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentJohn George bt Andrew Phillips (Nov 14) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Andrew again who is a different player to most in this league. Both holding serve early on 1st set although lots of errors by us both. I managed to hold on to win 6 - 4. 2nd set Andrew stepped it up big time & won quite easily 6 - 2. 3rd set was quite close again but I won through eventually. Good close match & wish Andrew all the best for remaining games."  -- John
Paul Bundock Steel bt Tim Staines (Nov 14) 6-1, 6-2
Paul Bundock Steel bt Ian Fraser (Nov 12) 6-1, 6-1
Laurie Stone bt Ian Fraser (Nov 9) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
Paul Bhanji bt Petra Lastivkova (Nov 8) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentJohn George bt Dan Church (Nov 8) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game against a much improved & determined Dan. I thought I was a beaten man after losing the 1st set where Dan served particularly well on a windy evening & very much deserved to win. 2nd set was a lot closer & although I wasn't on top form, managed to struggle through. 3rd set wasn't as close as Dan unfortunately started to struggle with fitness. Very impressed with Dan's game, keep it up & good luck for remaining games."  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn George bt Petra Lastivkova (Nov 7) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very 1st time I have met/played Petra. Very mild but blustery conditions at Chalkwell Park made it hard to hit shots against the wind from back of the court. 1st set Petra struggled a bit but 2nd was a much closer affair with Petra taking an early 2 - 0 but eventually I pulled it back for the win. Great to meet Petra & hope you do well in remaining games."  -- John
Reveal CommentDan Church bt Ian Fraser (Nov 4) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game. Ian raced into a 5-1 lead in the first set before I found my game and won 7 games in a row. To his credit Ian came again in the 2nd set and was serving at 5-3 for the set but I managed to take 3 of the next 4 to force the tie break. Well played Ian, have a great rest of the round."  -- Dan
Paul Bundock Steel bt Paul Bhanji (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentJohn George bt Tim Staines (Oct 31) 7-5, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to play Tim again. He is a real gentleman. 1st set was a fairly close affair which could have gone either way but I managed to avoid a tiebreak winning 7 - 5. Tim must have given himself a talking to during a toilet break as 2nd set was a different story with Tim winning easily 6 - 1. 3rd set was the opposite with me taking a 4 - 0 early lead. Although Tim rallied winning next 2 games, I managed to win the mammoth 8 game after a few devices to win 6 - 2. Thoroughly enjoyable match & wishing Tim good luck for rest of the league."  -- John
Paul Bundock Steel bt John George (Oct 30) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentTim Staines bt Dan Church (Oct 28) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Well played, Dan. A close match, only settled when I got some breaks against Dan's heavy serve and sliced ground strokes ! Good luck for your remaining matches, Dan."  -- Tim
Paul Bundock Steel bt Dan Church (Oct 26) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentTim Staines bt Paul Bhanji (Oct 26) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "'Gruelling' is the best word to describe this encounter. A great match with plenty of long rallies and deuce games. Paul and I are well matched opponents. I eventually won through after two hours ! A match played in a great spirit. Thank you, Paul ! All the best for your remaining matches."  -- Tim
Paul Bundock Steel bt Laurie Stone (Oct 25) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentDan Church bt Petra Lastivkova (Oct 24) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We played short sets so the score was actually 4-1, 4-3. Petra played well and pushed hard in the 2nd set but ultimately ran out of steam. Hope you got home ok Petra and the floodlight tokens are on me next time. Good luck with your other games."  -- Dan
Reveal CommentAndrew Phillips bt Ian Fraser (Oct 21) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Ian playd great today. Very tight game. Look forward to the next one. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentTim Staines bt Andrew Phillips (Oct 21) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Firstly, thanks to Andrew for playing two matches in one day. I benefited from being his second opponent ! A tough match for both of us, but some really enjoyable rallies. I managed to cope with Andrew's serve after a while. Well played and good luck for your remaining matches."  -- Tim
Paul Bhanji bt Laurie Stone (Oct 13) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2

Match of the Group:

Andrew Phillips bt Paul Bhanji (Oct 12) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentJohn George bt Laurie Stone (Oct 11) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "1st meeting with Laurie which was an enjoyable match. Laurie served really well early on & led 4 _ 2 in 1st set but I then pulled back to win 6 - 4. 2nd set not as close as Laurie tired after a few matches this week may have caught up with him & picked up an injury. Great to meet you Laurie & best of luck for remaining games."  -- John
Reveal CommentLaurie Stone bt Petra Lastivkova (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We played this match over.a short format. The scores were actually 4-1 4-1 We then had a friendly set which Petra found her best tennis and won a convincing set 4-2. "  -- Laurie
Laurie Stone bt Dan Church (Oct 8) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Andrew Phillips bt Laurie Stone (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-4

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Southend.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. Players who complete three or more matches by the mid-point of the round receive 2 bonus points, and a bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

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