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Collapse AllSt Albans and Harpenden Singles - Round 56 | Thursday 19 January 2023 to Wednesday 15 March 2023 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 February 2023)

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Jeremy MASSON-CECILLON 3 2 1 2 6 WWL
2 Adam Green 1 1 0 0 2 W
3 Eren Ozkan 1 1 0 0 2 W
4 Steve Close 2 1 1 0 2 LW
5 Andrew De Csillery 2 1 1 0 2 LW
6 Csaba Csenge 2 0 2 0 0 LL
7 Jolyon Cooper-Millar 1 0 1 0 0 L
8 Pavel Novotny 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Jeremy MASSON-CECILLON bt Jolyon Cooper-Millar (Jan 31) 7-5, 6-0
Reveal CommentJeremy MASSON-CECILLON bt Steve Close (Jan 29) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Hip problem for Steve at the end of 1st Set."  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentAdam Green bt Andrew De Csillery (Jan 29) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good competitive game with Andrew, our third match to date. Slightly windy conditions led to some surprises in both directions. Andrew played an attacking game with a lot of truly excellent winners. The first set was evenly matched and could easily have gone the other way. I played consistently and served fairly well although wasn't clinical at the net. Andrew hits a strong baseline ball which can often mean a defensive game on my part to soak up the energy and wait for an error. His attacking style inevitably led to more mistakes although he was unfortunate in having a lot of low shots just clip the net chord as well. All in all another great battle and look forward for the next one!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentSteve Close bt Csaba Csenge (Jan 27) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive first set where I got an early lead and managed to stay ahead to take it 6-3. Some really long rallies with plenty of winners from us both. The 2nd set, despite the scoreline was also very competitive but I just had the edge and managed to find another gear when I needed it. Csaba is relatively new to tennis and will be one to beat in the future as I'm sure he'll continue to improve. Watch out! Thanks again for the game, so good to play indoors away from the elements and look forward to playing you again."  -- Steve
Reveal CommentEren Ozkan bt Csaba Csenge (Jan 26) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Chubs is an all-round decent player and very quick and fit around the court... This match I got a bit lucky with my consistency and Chubs had couple of unlucky long and net shots at the crucial points, which allowed me to take the win with the skin of my teeth. Well played mate... keep up the good work."  -- Eren
Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt Jeremy MASSON-CECILLON (Jan 22) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very nice match against Jeremy, who has only recently started playing again after a long break. He hits the ball very well, although ultimately greater consistency and more match practice counted in my favour. Thanks for the game Jeremy and good luck with your other matches. "  -- Andrew

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Pradyumna Jairam 4 3 1 2 9 WLW
2 Derek Baker 2 2 0 0 4 WW
3 Raphael Yoshiga 1 1 0 0 2 W
4 Sam Sackville 1 0 1 0 1 L
5 Alejandro Paez 1 0 1 0 0 0
6 Richard Egemba 2 0 2 0 0 LL
7 Ulugbek Gomes Pessoa 1 0 1 0 0 L
8 Waseem Ali 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPradyumna Jairam bt Sam Sackville (Feb 4) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great morning of Tennis with Sam this morning. His shots and court cover were solid in the first set. Finally got some rhythm in the second set. Third set was a tense one, with Sam pulling back to 5-5 from 5-3 down. We had about 5 deuces in one game, showing how close the game was overall. Couldn't have asked for a better workout on the court. All the best with your remaining games Sam!"  -- Pradyumna
Reveal CommentDerek Baker bt Pradyumna Jairam (Feb 1) 6-2, 6-7 (2-7), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Derek took the first set easily as Pradyumna found his feet. The second set was a different story as Pradyumna did a great job in all facets of the game, especially placing the ball, and won handily in the tiebreak 7-2. The third and final set was back and forth with neither player really taking control. Derek was able to fend off a few match points and eventually evened the score at 5-5. Derek was fortunate to get a few lucky bounces in the last game to get the win. Great match, Pradyumna!"  -- Derek
Reveal CommentDerek Baker bt Ulugbek Gomes Pessoa (Jan 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a great time sharing the court with Uzzi. First time for the both of us in this format."  -- Derek
Reveal CommentPradyumna Jairam bt Richard Egemba (Jan 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good evening of Tennis this past Friday. Richard's court coverage is outstanding, and we shared a few excellent rallies. "  -- Pradyumna
Reveal CommentPradyumna Jairam bt Alejandro Paez (Jan 24) 3-4 Alejandro Paez Retired

Player Comments:

  • "We both got into a good rhythm after some rustiness at first, with Alejandro heading into a 4-3 lead, playing some great drop shots, and showing some great court coverage. Unfortunately, on getting to one shot, he fell and strained his calf, and was not able to continue. He's confirmed that he's out for a few weeks. Wishing you a speedy recovery Alejandro, and hope you are back on the court on the sson! Lovely to meet you, and hope to get another game soon! "  -- Pradyumna
Reveal CommentRaphael Yoshiga bt Richard Egemba (Jan 22) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to see Richard again"  -- Raphael

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Maki Watanabe-Genoud 3 3 0 2 8 WWW
2 Armando Pires 4 0 4 2 4 LLLL
3 Rupert Ting 1 1 0 0 3 W
4 Tim Kidd 1 1 0 0 3 W
5 Emiko Sykes 2 1 1 0 2 WL
6 Diana Stewart 2 1 1 0 2 LW
7 Thomas Beck 1 0 1 0 0 L

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMaki Watanabe-Genoud bt Armando Pires (Feb 4) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We havd a good game, some great points and nice rally! Really enjoyed our match. Wishing you all the best for your remaining matches!"  -- Maki
Reveal CommentRupert Ting v Tim Kidd (Feb 3) 2-6, 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Tim was serving tremendously well, I was lucky to have break in the second set. "  -- Rupert
Reveal CommentEmiko Sykes bt Thomas Beck (Jan 30) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, lovely weather for it. Good luck for the rest of the league. "  -- Emiko
Reveal CommentRupert Ting bt Armando Pires (Jan 29) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed playing Armando. Despite the flattering scoreline, I had to be on my toes to hold serves. I was impressed by Armando movement on court, this showed in our extended rallies, which he edged out. "  -- Rupert
Reveal CommentTim Kidd bt Armando Pires (Jan 28) 4-6, 6-0, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match fun to play, quite a few rallies, thank you"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentMaki Watanabe-Genoud bt Emiko Sykes (Jan 28) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to play with Emiko. I really enjoyed our match today! Special thank you again for re-arranging our match date/time, with short notice. Wishing you all the best for the remaining matches!"  -- Maki
Reveal CommentMaki Watanabe-Genoud bt Diana Stewart (Jan 25) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to play with you today. Wishing you all the best for the rest of your matches, Diana!"  -- Maki
Reveal CommentDiana Stewart bt Armando Pires (Jan 22) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some great points played on an indoor clay court surface neither of us were familar with. "  -- Diana

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for St Albans and Harpenden.

Scoring Information:

You earn one point for every set you win. Players who play three or more matches by the mid-point of the Round receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 

Players' names, 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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