Collapse AllStafford Singles - Round 4 | Thursday 20 April 2017 to Wednesday 14 June 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 17 May 2017)

Many thanks all for your superb efforts on and off the courts in making this round a success! We hope you enjoyed it. Until next time!

Group Summary:

Fantastic commitment from players here, with every single match getting played! At the end of the round, Will and Tony were neck and neck with 8 points each - Will, with 4 wins, and Tony with 3, boosted by bonus points. Fortunately for Will, in the case of a draw, bonus points get discounted - leaving Will in first place! Well played all.

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Will Conaghan 4 4 0 0 8 WWWW
2 Tony Green 4 3 1 2 8 WWLW
3 Halina Glebocki 4 2 2 0 4 WLL
4 Edward Clive Billington 4 1 3 0 3 WLLL
5 Manoj Varathodiyil 4 0 4 0 0 LLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHalina Glebocki bt Manoj Varathodiyil (Jun 7) 6-1, 5-2 Manoj Varathodiyil Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately Manoj had an injury that stopped him continuing. The weather however, was awful!"  -- Halina
Reveal CommentEdward Clive Billington bt Manoj Varathodiyil (May 30) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening with a gusty wind condition which made a different game to playing indoors,Manoj service was a weakness but we had some good volleys with a few well placed lobs. I enjoyed the game on excellent courts."  -- Edward Clive
Reveal CommentWill Conaghan bt Manoj Varathodiyil (May 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect conditions for a first encounter between Manoj and Will. The match was not as one-sided as the scoreline suggests. The Manoj serve was not as consistent as his opponents which allowed Will to take the first set comfortably. The second set went along the same lines with Manoj breaking back towards the end of the set but it was too little too late. I'm sure any future encounters will be closer!"  -- Will
Reveal CommentWill Conaghan bt Edward Clive Billington (May 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "On the hottest day of the year so far Clive and Will thought it would be an ideal evening to play for the first time. They were indebted to the Conaghan children who again provided ball boy duties which was very welcome in the humid conditions. The opening exchanges were tight but in the end Will took the first set. Clive opened up an early lead in the second set but couldn't hold on. And as the game wore on the Conaghan children swapped their allegiance from cheering on dad to willing on Clive to win. Another enjoyable match in the Stafford league."  -- Will

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentHalina Glebocki bt Edward Clive Billington (May 22) 6-2, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun. Even though it has been very warm today!"  -- Halina
Reveal CommentWill Conaghan bt Halina Glebocki (May 21) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A cracking first encounter between these two ended with Will running out the winner in two sets. The first set was edgy with both players failing to hold serve. Halina was using all the court making Will chase for much of the set. When Will finally held serve the tide turned and he was able to close out the set. But Halina hit back straight away picking up a couple of early games in the second set and forcing many of games to deuce. Both players appreciated the Conaghan children acting as ball boys in what was a warm afternoon . But in the end Will managed to get over the line in a match which was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests."  -- Will
Tony Green bt Halina Glebocki (May 14) 6-2, 6-3
Tony Green bt Edward Clive Billington (May 8) 6-0, 6-3
Will Conaghan bt Tony Green (May 8) 6-4, 6-0
Tony Green bt Manoj Varathodiyil (May 7) 6-0, 6-1