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Collapse AllSt Albans and Harpenden Singles - Round 50 | Thursday 4 November 2021 to Wednesday 29 December 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 December 2021)

You’ve made it through a winter Round – nice work! It’s always great to see matches played all year round and we hope you had fun meeting new people and improving your tennis skills. Now it's the New Year, it's time to start thinking about those resolutions and maybe Local Tennis Leagues can help. The dates for your 2022 Rounds are online now, so be sure to secure your place.

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrew De Csillery 7.2 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Pavel Novotny 7.1 [W5] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Christopher Perry 8.1 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Claire Morrison [W3, L3] 6
  5. Eren Ozkan [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alex Bota [L4]
  7. Nick Acton 9.2 [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentClaire Morrison bt Alex Bota (Dec 29) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Alex was really nice to play and we had some good rallies. I seemed to be able to just overpower him on the ground shots and I kept hitting to his backhand which admittedly was his less strong shot. Nice to be out hitting after all the Christmas food! Thank you Alex!"  -- Claire
Reveal CommentClaire Morrison bt Nick Acton (Dec 23) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really nice match with long rallies. Nick had some really unlucky net cords which could have made a difference in games and some of the games were so close - could have gone either way. Thanks very much Nick, really good hitting and chasing!"  -- Claire
Reveal CommentPavel Novotny bt Claire Morrison (Dec 19) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Claire hits extremely well, forehand, backhand, serve, she's got it all. What a great match, fantastic rallies and awesome pace. And a couple of some superb shots that left me with my jaws wide open. Well played Claire, thank you!"  -- Pavel
Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt Nick Acton (Dec 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match with a couple of very long games that could easily have swung the other way. Nick’s backhand drop shots were particularly effective. Ultimately my serving consistency was important to see me through. Well played Nick and thanks for the game. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentPavel Novotny bt Eren Ozkan (Dec 18) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very similar to my match with Andrew. Eren was the better play at the start, taking a 4:2 lead and was well on course to win the opener. Somehow, I manage to collect myself and won the next 10 consecutive games to win 6:4 6:0. Feels like I robbed Eren of at least the first set win, apologies! Great tennis though, amazing pace and some really lovely rallies. Thanks Eren for the match and the chat after, really enjoyed that."  -- Pavel
Reveal CommentPavel Novotny bt Andrew De Csillery (Dec 17) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "What a match this was and a match of 2 very different halves. Andrew started extremely well, within 5 minutes it was 3:0 to him in the opener, and I did not win a single rally. It felt I wasn't just being beaten, I was being executed and thought to myself, this will be over rather quickly. I recovered somewhat but there was no stopping Andrew taking the set 6:4. Second set, felt like de ja vu from the first, Andrew took a swift 3:1 lead and I thought, here we go again. But from there on, as if by magic, not sure what to call it, I won the next 11 games to win 4:6 6:3 6:0. Great tennis though, quality as always. Thank you Andrew. Hope you recover fully from your injury"  -- Pavel
Reveal CommentChristopher Perry bt Claire Morrison (Dec 15) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great game with serious long and strong rallies. Thoroughly enjoyable, thanks Claire!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentPavel Novotny bt Nick Acton (Dec 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The scoreline is simply unfair to Nick, it was a lot closer than that. And the tennis we both played was of very very high standard. Hardly any unforced errors, really really nice rallies and some awesome winners for both of us. Thoroughly enjoyed the match - I think we both did as we continued playing a 3rd set to use the booked slot fully. Thanks Nick and best of of luck for your remaining matches."  -- Pavel
Reveal CommentEren Ozkan bt Alex Bota (Dec 14) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very Enjoyable Match. First set was touch and go, at 5-4 it could of gone either way but fortunately I managed to take the win after 4 deuces. Alex was unlucky on the second set with some near misses. "  -- Eren
Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt Claire Morrison (Dec 12) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "As always a very close and hard fought match against Claire. I had the upper hand throughout, perhaps helped by him advantage on tiger turf, and a few key points that went my way. Well played Claire - I look forward to our next match. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentPavel Novotny bt Alex Bota (Dec 12) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match, Alex has a big serve. I just played well and made very few unforced errors. Thanks Alex."  -- Pavel
Reveal CommentEren Ozkan bt Nick Acton (Dec 2) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nick is a decent player and we've had a very good match. I've just got lucky coming back from 4-1 down on both sets to take the win. Look forward to playing again soon."  -- Eren
Reveal CommentChristopher Perry bt Eren Ozkan (Nov 24) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A match marked by very long rallies in every game. The first set was very tight with a lot of deuce games including one in which I had 6 set points and ended up losing the game! A mini break was all it took in the tie break to separate us. I think our energy levels both dipped a little in the second set with a few more unforced errors both sides but fortunately the set fell in my favour. A thoroughly enjoyable game."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt Alex Bota (Nov 23) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match, somewhat closer than the score suggests. Alex had quite a few near misses on key points. Good luck with the other matches and thanks for the game. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentChristopher Perry bt Nick Acton (Nov 19) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "A great game though mixed levels of consistency at both ends. Second set was closely contested the whole way with Nick taking a 6-2 lead in the tie break but I managed to hold my nerve to catch up and clinch the match."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt Eren Ozkan (Nov 16) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I played well, but that was a very unfair score to Eren. I lost the first 7 points and was worried I was going to get hammered. But steadily found my depth of shot and steadily put Eren under a lot of pressure. I dug myself out of a lot of holes along the way - it could have been a lot closer. Thank you Eren and good luck for next match. A pleasure to play indoors too!"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentClaire Morrison bt Eren Ozkan (Nov 13) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with Eren. He showed true determination and grit, being down 4-1 in the second set he came back with a vengeance to level at 5-5 but I just managed to cross the line. We both commented on how much we enjoyed it! Look forward to the next time! Thankyou Eren"  -- Claire

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt Christopher Perry (Nov 7) 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A match that swung back and forth, with lots of nice rallies interspersed by some less impressive play - which I think we'll both blame on the conditions (very windy, low sun at one end of the court). Chris got off to a good start in the first set, leading 3-0, before I got into the match and served for the set at 5-4, but was broken. Tie-break was tight but I saw it out! The second set Chris got off to an even better start and was at 5-0 in no time. I started to get back into it, but Chris held his nerve to close out at 6-2. The final set again Chris started well, this time leading 2-0 before I pegged him back to 2-2. It then went with serve until 5-4, where I managed to up my game enough to break and take the win. Well played Chris!"  -- Andrew

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Richard Sloggett [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. NJ Halley [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Angus Wooding [L1] 1
  4. Zac Sargusingh 8.2 [L2] 1
  5. John McDonough [L1]
  6. Gytis Lenkauskas [L1]
  7. Mark Stevens [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Sloggett bt Gytis Lenkauskas (Dec 21) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game played under the bubble at Harpenden. I managed to win the first set and the start of the second had 2 long deuce games before I managed to break and close the match out. Thanks for the game Gytis!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Sloggett bt Mark Stevens (Dec 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with Mark under the bubble at Harpenden. Lots of good rallies and a few lobbed winners making the difference "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Sloggett bt NJ Halley (Dec 14) 2-6, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thrilling three setter with some greats exchanges. Had to be played over two sessions. Thanks for the game NJ"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentNJ Halley bt Mark Stevens (Nov 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game!"  -- NJ
Reveal CommentRichard Sloggett bt Zac Sargusingh (Nov 27) 3-6, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable 3 setter. Started at London Colney on a windy Sunday morning where a set each was shared. Switched to Harpenden for the decider. Lots of deuce games and long rallies"  -- Richard
Richard Sloggett bt John McDonough (Nov 24) Walkover
Reveal CommentNJ Halley bt Zac Sargusingh (Nov 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was closer than the score suggests, the first 4-5 games went to deuce/ad. Throughout the second set Zak forced error's from me with his efficient net play. However I closed the second set out with a mixture of accurate dropshots/forehands. Thanks for coming down."  -- NJ

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNJ Halley bt Angus Wooding (Nov 12) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close game throughout, Angus aggressive play earnt him a 6-1 lead in the first set with plenty of points going to deuce. Second set was similar as i found more consistency on my serve and returns. The final set could have gone either way with plenty of exhausting high pace rallies. Thanks for the game!"  -- NJ

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Ashley Guinn 8.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Joshua Phillips [W2, L1, UF1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Richard Egemba 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Tim Smith [W1, L2] 2
  5. Rupert Ting 10.2 [L4] 2
  6. Tim Kidd 9.2 [UF1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoshua Phillips bt Tim Smith (Dec 12) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tim certainly got me running around the court with some nice drop shots! Felt like I nicked the second set after being 4-2 down. Enjoyed the game!"  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentAshley Guinn bt Richard Egemba (Dec 11) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a real battle. I started with a lead but Rich then fought back to take the lead and it ended up going to a tiebreak, which was very close but I managed to win. The second set was very neck and neck, with a lot of deuce games too. There were a lot of really good rallies and Rich hit some really great shots. "  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentTim Smith bt Rupert Ting (Dec 11) 6-7 (3-7), 6-0, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Rupert, some great points. Looking forward to squash!"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentAshley Guinn bt Joshua Phillips (Dec 6) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "I think Josh took a while to get into the match, but as can be seen, the second set was very tightly contested. Josh was leading initially at 3-1, but I managed to bring it to 3-3, then it was pretty much level pegging. I think we were both quite tight towards the end, and I was lucky to take an early lead in the tiebreak, allowing me to take the match. Josh is a good all round player, it was great fun to play against him. "  -- Ashley

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJoshua Phillips bt Rupert Ting (Dec 3) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with Rupert. The match had plenty of twists and turns, with plenty of long rallies."  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentRichard Egemba bt Rupert Ting (Dec 2) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to for Rupert and I to get back into the swing of things. After a long time off we had a great game."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentAshley Guinn bt Rupert Ting (Nov 30) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was really great to play Rupert. I think Rupert hits the ball really well and he underperformed in our match, as we played some friendly games afterwards and it was much closer. "  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentAshley Guinn bt Tim Smith (Nov 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to play Tim again from many years ago! He plays some tricky slices/dropshots but I think I managed to be a bit more consistent throughout. "  -- Ashley
Joshua Phillips v Tim Kidd (Nov 11) 7-5 TBC

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