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Collapse AllSouthwark & Borough Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 29 November 2018 to Wednesday 6 February 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 January 2019)

A great round in Southwark and Borough with perhaps the highlight being Nick's match against Duncan in group 3. "Absolutely epic game," said Nick. " So many deuces, long rallies, great winners (and yes, unforced errors too!). Really well matched - just the sort of match everyone wants." And just why we play the game! Many thanks to everyone who put so much into this round and here's to the next one!

Group Summary:

A very convincing win for Marcel who played all seven matches possible (including one in the rain), won six of them and got his bonus points to boot. Congratulations! Marcel lost only to Dominic ("an epic" said Dominic), who won all his matches, but only played 3, so finished 4th. Who knows what might have happened had he played more! Jeff was runner up, and there were some great matches, and rivalries re-newed as the friendly comments testify. Five of 8 of you got your bonus points and everyone got underway, playing at least two matches and generally many more. Well done all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Marcel Everts [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jeff Vurganov [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Rodd Ramsey 9.2 [W2, L3, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Dominic Neergheen [W3] 6
  5. Trevor Long [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Hilari Frances Cabanes 8.2 [W1, L2, UF1] 5
  7. Patrick Turley [L3] 1
  8. Isuru Devendra [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMarcel Everts bt Hilari Frances Cabanes (Feb 6) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in the rain!"  -- Marcel
Marcel Everts bt Patrick Turley (Jan 19) 6-0, 6-4
Jeff Vurganov bt Isuru Devendra (Jan 12) 6-2, 6-3
Rodd Ramsey v Hilari Frances Cabanes (Jan 8) 6-2, 4-6 TBC
Dominic Neergheen bt Trevor Long (Jan 8) 6-3, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Rodd Ramsey bt Patrick Turley (Jan 5) 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2
Reveal CommentMarcel Everts bt Rodd Ramsey (Dec 20) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank Rodd, excellent rallies and some crazy points! "  -- Marcel
Reveal CommentTrevor Long bt Jeff Vurganov (Dec 18) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy conditions. Thanks for a good game Jeff "  -- Trevor
Dominic Neergheen bt Rodd Ramsey (Dec 17) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0
Marcel Everts bt Isuru Devendra (Dec 16) 6-0, 6-0
Jeff Vurganov bt Patrick Turley (Dec 14) 6-1, 7-5
Marcel Everts bt Trevor Long (Dec 12) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentTrevor Long bt Hilari Frances Cabanes (Dec 11) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great competitive match only separated by a few points. Great game hilari "  -- Trevor
Reveal CommentDominic Neergheen bt Marcel Everts (Dec 10) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for an epic match Marcel, great introduction to the League!"  -- Dominic
Rodd Ramsey bt Trevor Long (Dec 10) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentMarcel Everts bt Jeff Vurganov (Dec 8) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, thank you Jeff. Very enjoyable despite the weather conditions! All the seasons in one match!"  -- Marcel
Reveal CommentJeff Vurganov bt Rodd Ramsey (Dec 3) 5-7, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Rod. I can feel your pain. Can’t believe I have managed to come up on the top after you had three match points. "  -- Jeff
Reveal CommentHilari Frances Cabanes bt Jeff Vurganov (Dec 2) 7-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Epic two and a half hours match that could've gone either way. The 14-12 tie-break in the first set shows how extremely tied it was. Great fun as always to play with Jeff."  -- Hilari

Group Summary:

There was just one point between Rohan and Marcel at the top of this group and fittingly, they had what Rohan says was an 'outrageously tight match'. How we would like to have seen it, especially Marcel's 'inch-perfect, truly sublime drop shot' to make it 6-6 in the final set! Rohan prevailed and tops the group but very well done to both. Special mention to Katharine who beat the winner in an incredibly tight match which finished 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 and who won both her other matches - if only she had played a few more, she may well have finished a lot higher than fourth. Maybe next time. Sorry to see no matches from Sergey. Hope you are ok and can get underway next time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Rohan Sundramoorthi [W3, L3] 9 WINNER
  2. Marcel Heinrichs [W3, L3] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Peter Boyse [W4, L1] 8
  4. Katharine Booth [W3] 6
  5. Antoine Simon 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  6. Adam Jones [L3] 1
  7. Edward De Petrucci [L4] 1
  8. Sergey Nikolaienkov

Match Results:

Antoine Simon bt Marcel Heinrichs (Feb 3) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Peter Boyse bt Edward De Petrucci (Jan 26) 6-0, 6-1
Antoine Simon bt Rohan Sundramoorthi (Jan 26) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKatharine Booth bt Rohan Sundramoorthi (Jan 24) 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Started on a previous date and finished on 24th. "  -- Katharine
Marcel Heinrichs bt Adam Jones (Jan 23) 6-1, 6-0
Peter Boyse bt Antoine Simon (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-4
Rohan Sundramoorthi bt Edward De Petrucci (Jan 18) 6-4, 6-3
Katharine Booth bt Marcel Heinrichs (Jan 6) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentMarcel Heinrichs bt Peter Boyse (Jan 5) 6-3, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "The two-set match took more than 2 hrs, which is indicative of how many deuce games we played. Lots of rallies and net playing back and forth - a very enjoyable match. "  -- Marcel
Rohan Sundramoorthi bt Adam Jones (Jan 3) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentPeter Boyse bt Rohan Sundramoorthi (Jan 1) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was the toughest game I have had for a while. Rohan can really play. We both made mistakes at crucial times so it could have gone either way. I look forward to playing him again."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Boyse bt Adam Jones (Dec 19) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A keenly fought game by both players. The first set could have gone either way. Adam hit convincing shots to my back hand putting me under pressure at various points. Look forward to another game sometime."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentRohan Sundramoorthi bt Marcel Heinrichs (Dec 12) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "This match was outrageously tight. It could have gone either way. Marcel was uncompromising in the first set and much sharper. The second set was a better contest, and led us nicely to a gruelling third set and third set tiebreaker. My opponent played some remarkable tennis to save match point; including an inch-perfect, truly sublime drop-shot to make it 6-6. I held on to win the match but there were only a couple of points in it.."  -- Rohan
Marcel Heinrichs bt Edward De Petrucci (Dec 10) 6-1, 4-6, 6-0
Katharine Booth bt Edward De Petrucci (Dec 8) 6-1, 6-2

Group Summary:

Every match here came with a commentary which is brilliant and many thanks. It gives a real flavour of a round that was played in sometimes freezing temperatures but included some great encounters including what Scott says was an enjoyable match against Ganesh and "entertaining match" against Nick "to spice up a gloomy day". When everything was done and dusted, Nick just pipped Scott at the post to take the title by one poit=nt but very well done to both. Milan was also on great form, finishing third and we like the sound of what Nick says is Lee's "great serve and booming forehand"! Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Nick King [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Scott Milburn [W3, L2] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Milan Neergheen [W3] 6
  4. Lee Chiu 8.2 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Duncan Webb [L3] 2
  6. Ganesh Venkat [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMilan Neergheen bt Duncan Webb (Feb 6) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game."  -- Milan
Reveal CommentMilan Neergheen bt Ganesh Venkat (Feb 4) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers mate, good game."  -- Milan
Reveal CommentScott Milburn bt Duncan Webb (Jan 23) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "By no means our best game of tennis. Just proud that we managed to finish under freezing temperatures, so well done to both of us!"  -- Scott

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMilan Neergheen bt Scott Milburn (Jan 7) 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match"  -- Milan
Reveal CommentScott Milburn bt Ganesh Venkat (Jan 6) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the game, thanks Ganesh!"  -- Scott
Reveal CommentLee Chiu bt Scott Milburn (Jan 5) 6-2 Scott Milburn Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Scott had an injury to his shoulder otherwise it would have been a very close and competitive match, wish you a speedy recovery! "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentScott Milburn bt Nick King (Dec 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Entertaining match to spice up a gloomy day. Both sets were highly competitive. Forgot how many of Nick's counter shots left me standing in my tracks."  -- Scott
Reveal CommentNick King bt Duncan Webb (Dec 13) 7-5, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Absolutely epic game. So many deuces, long rallies, great winners (and yes, unforced errors too!). Really well matched - just the sort of match everyone wants."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentNick King bt Ganesh Venkat (Dec 9) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies in there "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentLee Chiu bt Ganesh Venkat (Dec 8) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for game Ganesh!"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentNick King bt Lee Chiu (Dec 2) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Closer game than the scoreline suggests - Lee has a great serve and a booming forehand and very handy at the net. Thanks for the game Lee. "  -- Nick

Group Summary:

Bankole reported ""A very good match with a very strong opponent," when he played and beat Yulia, but Yulia played and won four matches versus Bankole's three, so Yulia tops the group. Many congratulations to both. Some great matches here with Laura storming back in her match against Victor to take the second set to a tie break after losing the first set to love, and though there were no wins for Olena this time, she gave every opponent a good match, and it was a real pity she and Abdelaziz had to leave their match unfinished. Sorry Javier didn't get going. Hope you are ok and can definitely get some matches next time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Yulia Kitova 10.2 [W4, L1] 8 WINNER
  2. Bankole Atiba [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Victor Rivero Ausucua [W2, L1] 4
  4. Neil Shah [W1] 2
  5. Laura Blake [W1, L2] 2
  6. Olena Karazieieva [L5, UF1] 2
  7. Abdelaziz Elasmar 10.2 [L2, UF1] 1
  8. Javier Pordomingo

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNeil Shah bt Olena Karazieieva (Feb 2) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Awesome game with awesome opponent! Thank you Neil :)"  -- Olena
Olena Karazieieva v Abdelaziz Elasmar (Jan 26) 3-6, 7-5, 4-2 TBC
Victor Rivero Ausucua bt Olena Karazieieva (Jan 20) 6-2, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVictor Rivero Ausucua bt Laura Blake (Jan 11) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "good rallies Laura!"  -- Victor
Reveal CommentBankole Atiba bt Yulia Kitova (Jan 8) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very good match with a very strong opponent."  -- Bankole
Reveal CommentYulia Kitova bt Abdelaziz Elasmar (Jan 6) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The game was a lot closer than the score shows! Very good rallies, really enjoyed it. Thank you very much, Zizo!"  -- Yulia
Reveal CommentBankole Atiba bt Olena Karazieieva (Jan 5) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I have not had so much fun playing tennis in a long while. Thanks Olena for such an enjoyable match. Good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Bankole
Yulia Kitova bt Laura Blake (Jan 5) Walkover
Reveal CommentLaura Blake bt Olena Karazieieva (Jan 4) 7-6 (7-5), 0-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Awesome match - split over 2 sessions. "  -- Laura
Reveal CommentYulia Kitova bt Olena Karazieieva (Dec 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some good smash shots from Olena. Really enjoyed the match, thank you! "  -- Yulia
Reveal CommentYulia Kitova bt Victor Rivero Ausucua (Dec 16) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed, thanks Victor! "  -- Yulia
Reveal CommentBankole Atiba bt Abdelaziz Elasmar (Dec 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to get off and running. Good match. Wish Zizzo the best in the rest of his matches"  -- Bankole

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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 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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