Collapse AllStafford Singles - Round 5 | Thursday 6 July 2017 to Wednesday 30 August 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 August 2017)

Another successful round in Stafford Tennis League with 90% of matches played and great engagement from players too with lots of interesting match commentaries! Thanks for taking part and we hope to see you back on the courts next time round!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Will for following up his win in Round 4 by topping the group again in Round 5, finishing 2 wins ahead of runner up Andrew, who himself was just one point ahead of third placed Clive. So it was a close group with lots of competitive matches... well played everyone!

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 Andrew Mafunga 4 2 2 2 7 WLLW
3 Edward Clive Billington 4 2 2 2 6 LLWW
4 Stuart Smith 3 1 2 0 2 LLW
5 Manoj Varathodiyil 3 0 3 0 0 LLL

Match Results:

Will Conaghan bt Stuart Smith (Aug 23) Walkover
Will Conaghan bt Manoj Varathodiyil (Aug 23) Walkover
Reveal CommentAndrew Mafunga bt Stuart Smith (Aug 22) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Match began with a fair warm up in a humid conditions but with a little breeze.Agreed Stuart serves first.He displayed some strong first serves and strong forehand returns.A lot of unforced errors from both players occured during the sets.However it was an enjoyable game containing some good returns and laughter.Even with the result there is great room of improving this performance such as practising on serving.A well played social game which broke sweat in both sets.Well done to both of us for participation."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentStuart Smith bt Edward Clive Billington (Aug 21) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the game with Stuart, his overall game was challenging for me as he placed his returns well. His serves when in ,had good pace and he was quick around the court. I look forward to his future match results now I have warmed him up!! "  -- Edward Clive
Reveal CommentWill Conaghan bt Andrew Mafunga (Jul 29) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Andy raced into an early lead winning the first three games as Will struggled to cope with his opponents good first serve and placement. But unfortunately for Andy a troublesome hamstring problem slowed him down allowing Will back into the match and he won the next six games to claim the first set. The injury was affecting Andy's performance and it was only at 5-0 down in the second set that he got another game on the board. Will held his serve to take the second set 6-1. The match would surely have been closer if not for Andy's injury so a rematch is definitely on the cards."  -- Will
Reveal CommentWill Conaghan bt Edward Clive Billington (Jul 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Clive had already played TWO matches on the day - winning both. But a third was just too much. It was an enjoyable game with some great shots and plenty of games going to deuce. BUT in the end the fresher Will was able to make it through comfortably as the nearly 60 games Clive had played that day took its toll."  -- Will

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentEdward Clive Billington bt Andrew Mafunga (Jul 26) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played game in a comfortable indoor court.Good exchanges and good rallies sometimes.Enjoyable game with both players giving their best."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentEdward Clive Billington bt Manoj Varathodiyil (Jul 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable contest. If the serving had been more accurate I may not have won the sets. Playing on the indoor courts at baseline made a difference on a wet day."  -- Edward Clive
Reveal CommentAndrew Mafunga bt Manoj Varathodiyil (Jul 14) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game played."  -- Andrew