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  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
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Collapse AllSouthwark & Borough Singles - Round 7 | Thursday 17 August 2017 to Wednesday 11 October 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 September 2017)

Bonus points proved very important to the score tables this round, showing just how significant those two extra points can be! Despite a real range of weather conditions, our Southwark players battled on to complete some really great matches. The scorelines show how gripping the tennis was, and the commentaries reveal that players had a really enjoyable time too! Well played everybody!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Christian who came top of Group 1 this round, and to Adrian who was just a point behind! Christian and Matthew played a tight two sets, Adrian and Christian had an epic three-setter with a tiebreak, and Joe and Adrian were very closely matched. It would be great to see more matches played next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Christian Jaccarini [W1, L1, UF1] 4 WINNER
  2. Adrian Britton 8.2 [W1, L1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Joe Kazemieh [W1, UF1] 2
  4. Matthew Hoare [L1]
  5. Borja Rosales 7.2
  6. Daniel Mackintosh 10.1 withdrawn
  7. Fabio Tubaro 7.2

Match Results:

Christian Jaccarini v Joe Kazemieh (Sep 20) 6-4 TBC
Christian Jaccarini bt Matthew Hoare (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Adrian Britton bt Christian Jaccarini (Sep 2) 6-7 (4-7), 6-0, 6-1
Joe Kazemieh bt Adrian Britton (Aug 26) 4-6, 6-3, [10-6]

Group Summary:

It’s no coincidence that the only two players to score bonus points this round were the ones who came top of the group – keen match organisation is so important! Well played Jeff and Paul. George and Paul played an epic three sets with a tiebreak, Jeff and Owen had a tight three-setter despite rainy conditions, and Jeff and Paul created a rollercoaster of a scoreline!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jeff Vurganov [W5, L1, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Paul Thoma [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Owen Oliver [W1, L1] 3
  4. Ben Kynaston 9.2 [W1] 2
  5. George Penman 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Amber Williamson [UF1]
  7. David Butler [L2]
  8. Jose Sanchez [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJeff Vurganov bt Owen Oliver (Oct 7) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match in the tough and rainy conditions On the sleepery courts of the Burgess park."  -- Jeff
Owen Oliver bt Paul Thoma (Oct 5) 6-3, 6-2
Jeff Vurganov v Amber Williamson (Sep 20) 6-2 TBC
Jeff Vurganov bt George Penman (Sep 17) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGeorge Penman bt Paul Thoma (Sep 13) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Superb battle royale!!"  -- Paul
Paul Thoma bt David Butler (Sep 9) 6-2, 6-3
Jeff Vurganov bt Jose Sanchez (Sep 3) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentJeff Vurganov bt Paul Thoma (Aug 25) 6-3, 2-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A ding-dong battle, with both players taking control in different sets, but a highly enjoyable match in hot dry conditions & players seemed well matched!"  -- Paul
Jeff Vurganov bt David Butler (Aug 22) 6-2, 6-0
Ben Kynaston bt Jeff Vurganov (Aug 21) 6-4, 6-4

Group Summary:

Ellery and Gabriel had a marathon three-setter with a tiebreak, Toby and Gabriel had a tight match with plenty of deuces, Hannah and Gabriel played a gripping two sets with long rallies, and Toby and Hannah had an exciting tiebreak! Well done to Ellery who came top of the group, and a special mention to Ellery, Hannah and Toby for scoring bonus points!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ellery Aruldoss 10.2 [W3, UF2] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Gabriel Emordi [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Toby Jones [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Hannah Goldstein [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Edu Deiros 10.1 [W1, UF1] 3
  6. Andrew Smith [UF1]
  7. Antoni Durski [L1]
  8. Taihei Yamamoto 9.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Ellery Aruldoss v Andrew Smith (Oct 3) 6-4, 4-1 TBC
Reveal CommentGabriel Emordi bt Toby Jones (Sep 30) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good match, first set was a lot closer than score suggested, so no surprise that the second set was so close, coming down to one game with at least 10 deuces! Was chasing shadows for long periods in the second set. Was an enjoyable morning's tennis."  -- Gabriel
Edu Deiros v Ellery Aruldoss (Sep 23) 5-7, 6-4, 5-4 TBC
Reveal CommentGabriel Emordi bt Hannah Goldstein (Sep 17) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, couldn't have been closer. Came down to about 5 or 6 points in the end. Close games, tough rallies, I got lucky in the second set. On another day, the score could have been somewhat different. Was a nice afternoon's tennis, apart from the yappy dogs just outside the court!! "  -- Gabriel
Ellery Aruldoss bt Toby Jones (Sep 11) 6-2, 6-4
Ellery Aruldoss bt Hannah Goldstein (Sep 10) 6-3, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Ellery Aruldoss bt Gabriel Emordi (Sep 9) 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)
Toby Jones bt Hannah Goldstein (Sep 4) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5
Edu Deiros bt Toby Jones (Sep 3) 6-2, 7-5
Hannah Goldstein bt Antoni Durski (Aug 25) 6-4, 6-4

Group Summary:

An impressive five match wins and two bonus points allowed Patrick to secure the top spot this round – well played. Well done also to Yasmeen who was just a point behind! Kris and Patrick battled on despite injuries, Simon and Patrick got a great workout, Yulia and Francois had long rallies, Yasmeen and Patrick played an epic two sets, and David and Yulia had a dramatic enounter!

Final Rankings:

  1. Patrick Daly [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Yasmeen Cohen [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Skye Saltzman [W5] 10
  4. David Onyon 10.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Yulia Kitova 10.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Francois Chen [L3, UF1] 1
  7. Kris Rajan [L2] 1
  8. Simon Stone [L3, UF1]

Match Results:

Yasmeen Cohen bt Simon Stone (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentPatrick Daly bt Kris Rajan (Oct 8) 4-6, 6-2, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Both players battled ferociously despite carrying injuries and having to combat dewy conditions. "  -- Kris
Reveal CommentPatrick Daly bt Simon Stone (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with plenty of running to keep us warm in the October chill!"  -- Patrick
Yasmeen Cohen bt Kris Rajan (Oct 5) Walkover
Yasmeen Cohen bt Francois Chen (Sep 30) 6-0, 6-3
Skye Saltzman bt David Onyon (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-4
Skye Saltzman bt Simon Stone (Sep 19) 6-1, 6-1
Skye Saltzman bt Patrick Daly (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-1
Skye Saltzman bt Yasmeen Cohen (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentPatrick Daly bt Francois Chen (Sep 10) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A blustery day but we enjoyed a decent Sunday afternoon runaround with some entertaining rallies, especially in the first set."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentDavid Onyon bt Patrick Daly (Sep 9) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with a lot of good rallys. The wet surface certainly made it a challenge but we pulled through to the end!"  -- David
Reveal CommentPatrick Daly bt Yasmeen Cohen (Sep 4) 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game of tennis - well matched, with some tough rallies. I was suitably tired after two-and-a-half hours of playing!" Patrick
Reveal CommentYulia Kitova bt Francois Chen (Sep 3) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was quite windy and the ball was moving all over the place, but we manage to have some good rallies! "  -- Yulia

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Onyon bt Yulia Kitova (Sep 3) 0-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with a lot of very close games."  -- David
Yasmeen Cohen bt Yulia Kitova (Aug 31) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentYasmeen Cohen bt David Onyon (Aug 29) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "We planned to play 3 sets but since I won two sets in a row it was considered the end of the match"  -- Yasmeen
Reveal CommentFrancois Chen v Simon Stone (Aug 29) 6-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "We haven't finished because it was getting too dark yesterday. I have planned to play with Simon on the 6th Sep."  -- Francois
Skye Saltzman bt Yulia Kitova (Aug 28) 6-2, 6-4
Patrick Daly bt Yulia Kitova (Aug 27) Walkover

Results

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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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

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