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Collapse AllSpelthorne Parks Singles - Round 12 | Thursday 18 April 2019 to Wednesday 12 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 May 2019)

Over seventy matches played in the round which is very good going, especially as we lost Nigel part way through his excellent run. Thanks for all the lovely match commentaries which really do bring this sporting and fair-minded league to life. We do hope you can join again next time and if you can, please do spread the word. it would be great to have two groups!

Group Summary:

A football injury deprived us of what might have been a round decider between Ricardas and Nigel (hope you are mended now, Nigel) but we still had an excellent battle for top spot with Ricardas' match against Laurence, a passionate affair that not even the rain could dampen! Well done Ricardo for your unbeaten run and to runner-up Laurence for making it so close. Five players in this spirited round earned their bonus points and thank you all for your great tennis and commitment.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ricardas Valiulis [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Laurence Knight 9.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nigel Hedges [W3] withdrawn 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Hesham Barr [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sam Lawrie 9.2 [W1, L4] 2
  6. Sarah Hodgen 10.1 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ivaylo Nikolov 10.1 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSam Lawrie bt Sarah Hodgen (Jun 9) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun, energetic match, played in v.hot conditions."  -- Sam
Hesham Barr bt Sam Lawrie (May 24) 6-1, 6-1
Hesham Barr bt Sarah Hodgen (May 23) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentLaurence Knight bt Sam Lawrie (May 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We have played each other a few times before but this was our best match so far. A lot of long rallies with both of us chasing for every ball. Well played Sam, you have definitely improved since our last match."  -- Laurence
Reveal CommentNigel Hedges bt Sarah Hodgen (May 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I thouroughly enjoyed playing with Sarah. The match was closer than the scoreline suggests with a few deuces and some great baseline rallies. "  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentRicardas Valiulis bt Sam Lawrie (May 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice and warm afternoon. We both enjoy the game. Last time we met years ago. Hope to see Sam on courts more often! Well played"  -- Ricardas
Reveal CommentNigel Hedges bt Hesham Barr (May 6) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to play Hesham who has a good strong game and is a friendly competitor. "  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentLaurence Knight bt Sarah Hodgen (May 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match. As we finished quite early we carried on for half an hour practising our ground shots."  -- Laurence
Reveal CommentLaurence Knight bt Hesham Barr (May 5) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "In the first set I couldn't cope with Hesham's first serve and power. I got into the match in the second set and just won it, then won the third."  -- Laurence
Reveal CommentRicardas Valiulis bt Ivaylo Nikolov (May 5) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game on a clay court, competitive second set. Well played "  -- Ricardas
Reveal CommentRicardas Valiulis bt Sarah Hodgen (Apr 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Sarah got some skills, just need a little more practise, hope to see her next round. Well played."  -- Ricardas
Reveal CommentNigel Hedges bt Sam Lawrie (Apr 27) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to be back on court again. Competitive second set - look forward to another match in the summer. "  -- Sam

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRicardas Valiulis bt Laurence Knight (Apr 24) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Like always it was very close match! 1st set took about 90min with heavy rain on our heads. A lot off nice ralies and winners. I am looking forward for the next match with Laurence. It is always good fun and competitive match. He play every single point with passion. It meens I never can relax because he always find a way to come back. A lot off youngsters can jealous his form! Well done! "  -- Ricardas
Ricardas Valiulis bt Hesham Barr (Apr 21) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentLaurence Knight bt Ivaylo Nikolov (Apr 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played on a clay court in the hot sun, both sets took 45 minutes with a lot of long tiring rallies about 20 shots each."  -- Laurence