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Collapse AllSt Albans and Harpenden Singles - Round 52 | Thursday 7 April 2022 to Wednesday 1 June 2022 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 May 2022)

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Kevin Lomas 6 4 2 2 10 WLWL
2 Max Robinson 4 3 1 2 8 WWWL
3 Pavel Novotny 2 2 0 0 4 WW
4 Laurent Cornette 3 1 2 0 3 WLL
5 James Duncan 2 0 2 0 0 LL
6 John McDonough 1 0 1 0 0 L
7 Steve Close 2 0 2 0 0 LL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKevin Lomas bt Steve Close (May 25) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to get our match played at venue 360 in Luton and the match did not disappoint. Steve raced into a 0-3 lead adjusting better to the sunny conditions and low airplanes flying over the court. I was worried it was going to be a whitewash but I managed to claw back to lead 5-3 for yet another twist with Steve leading 5-6. The tie break was anyone's with long rallys inbetween some great net play bit I just nicked it to win the set. The 2nd set played out exactly the same with backwards and forwards each way with both of us making errors inbetween long rallies. It was a relief when I won the match as even when I was leading I never felt comfortable which is a credit to Steve! Looking forward to our next battle!"  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentLaurent Cornette bt Steve Close (May 12) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very good battle and a very kind opponent"  -- Laurent
Reveal CommentMax Robinson bt Laurent Cornette (May 7) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Laurent - great to play at a new venue, especially in the heat The wind was a little interfering, but overall a fun match Both sets relatively close at times, which made some of the points quite tense All the best in remaining matches Cheers, M"  -- Max
Reveal CommentMax Robinson bt James Duncan (May 3) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match - a good hit with some fun rallies. An unconventional multi surface encounter, which had a fairly tight first set on the clay. Hard court brought some stronger service holds from each of us, albeit featuring too many double faults from yours truly… Thanks again - look forward to the next time "  -- Max
Reveal CommentMax Robinson bt Kevin Lomas (May 2) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Kev. Many tricky rallies throughout - well enjoyed (from both of us fair to say). 1st set: Back and forth, with each of us holding first couple of service games. I found a break which remained so for the rest of the set - albeit with several deuce games. 2nd set: You broke my serve immediately and deservedly held a lead of 4-2, on serve. I found a break after a long game on your service & held on to close out a good match. I look forward to next time Cheers "  -- Max
Reveal CommentPavel Novotny bt Max Robinson (Apr 30) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match, Pavel First time back in leagues in about a year - great to get back in the mix. Some lack of match practice as well as being out rallied costed me, but you deservedly came through in 2 tight sets. Many thanks and look forward to next time (on hard court!) "  -- Max
Reveal CommentKevin Lomas bt James Duncan (Apr 28) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I was nice to play a player I haven't played before and before the match James admitted he was a bit rusty as he hadn't played a lot recently. I myself have had a few months out so we were in the same boat. The 1st set I was leading 2-0 for then James to break me back and hold serve to make it 2-2. I found it hard to return his kick serve as not only was it placed perfectly it was hit with some venom. I managed to take the set 6-3 but it was very close. The 2nd set I was 4-0 up for James to then hit back to make it 4-2 with some beautiful shots down the lines. The light was fading on court but we both decided to continue and I just managed to sneak the set 6-3. Thanks for the match mate it was highly enjoyable and lovely to meet you. "  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentPavel Novotny bt Kevin Lomas (Apr 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely, competitive tennis as always. Kevin had a fantastic start, 3:1 up in no time but then I collected myself and won the next 5 games to take the opener. Second set, break after break start, but at 2:2, I kept my serve and eventually took a 5:2 lead. Kev fought till the end, great tennis, some nice winners. Thanks Kev, until next time."  -- Pavel
Reveal CommentKevin Lomas bt John McDonough (Apr 21) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Firstly the score line does not reflect the match. The first set was very close with John breaking me on my first service game and the 1st set poised at 2-2 with a number of duece's which I eventually managed to win to lead 3-2. The wind played a big part in the first set with both of us struggling to find consistency in our game. I managed to see out the set 6-2 but there was nothing in it and it could have swung either way. As the sun set the court lights which we thought would come on didn't and after a few well fought games and some eye testers I just managed to sneak the 2nd set with the score line not reflecting how well John played. Good luck with your remaining matches and look forward to playing you again soon. "  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentKevin Lomas bt Laurent Cornette (Apr 15) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful day for tennis at harpenden and lovely to play tennis again in the sunshine. The first set was very up and down from both of us with some errors sandwiched inbetween some great tennis. We were both struggling for consistency and I just managed to get ahead to take the set 6-4. The second set I raced into a 4-0 lead with the best tennis I've played in a while for then Laurent to come storming back with some beautiful shots and net play to make it 5-4. We then changed court into the bubble which felt like 10 degrees hotter where Laurent won the 2nd set and after a topsy-turvy 3rd set was finally decided on a tie break which could have gone either way! Thanks for the match mate look forward to our next one!"  -- Kevin

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Adam Green 4 4 0 2 10 WWWW
2 Richard Sloggett 5 4 1 2 10 WWWL
3 Zaichen Mallace-Lu 5 2 3 2 7 LWWL
4 NJ Halley 4 2 2 0 4 WLLW
5 Ashley Guinn 4 0 4 2 3 LLLL
6 Josephine Jim 1 0 1 0 1 L
7 Leslie Okomi 1 0 1 0 1 L
8 David Mincer 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentZaichen Mallace-Lu v Josephine Jim (May 23) 6-1, 6-7 (4-7) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Good battle, thanks for the game Jo. Til next time!"  -- Zaichen
NJ Halley bt Ashley Guinn (May 19) 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentRichard Sloggett bt NJ Halley (May 17) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game NJ"  -- Richard
Adam Green bt Zaichen Mallace-Lu (May 16) 6-0, 6-1
Richard Sloggett bt Josephine Jim (May 16) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentRichard Sloggett bt Ashley Guinn (May 1) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for coming to Harpenden and for the game Ashley "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentZaichen Mallace-Lu bt Leslie Okomi (Apr 29) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "There were a few shifts in momentum through the match as we tried to suss each other out. Leslie has a tricky serve and also hit some brilliant forehand winners that were hard to keep up with. I couldn't find much rhythm in the first set and Leslie wrapped it up pretty quickly. Some errors came into Leslie's play during the second set, and I was able keep my defence and break. In the third set Leslie broke early on, but I was able to maintain some good consistency to pull back and get the win. Thanks for the game!"  -- Zaichen
Adam Green bt Richard Sloggett (Apr 27) 6-2, 6-0
Adam Green bt Ashley Guinn (Apr 24) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentZaichen Mallace-Lu bt Ashley Guinn (Apr 22) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ashley! Nice evening for it, although a bit blustery at points which made it a bit tricky. Was a close match, with some shifts of momentum, particularly in the second set as Ashley upped the intensity. I managed to get my nose in front and close it out. "  -- Zaichen
Adam Green bt NJ Halley (Apr 15) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentNJ Halley bt Zaichen Mallace-Lu (Apr 14) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some lung busting rallies! Thanks for the game"  -- NJ
Reveal CommentRichard Sloggett bt Zaichen Mallace-Lu (Apr 11) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Epic 2 hour game. Lots of long games, breaks of serve and back and forth on the Clay at Harpenden. Just about managed to close it out. Well played Zaichen and look forward to playing again soon"  -- Richard

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Jonathan Sandars 4 4 0 2 10 WWWW
2 Sophie Stack 4 4 0 2 10 WWWW
3 Rupert Ting 4 2 2 0 5 LWWL
4 Christopher Lowe 3 2 1 0 5 WWL
5 Matt Ralph 4 1 3 2 5 LLLW
6 Alex Makarov 3 1 2 2 4 LWL
7 Tim Kidd 3 1 2 2 4 LLW
8 Emiko Sykes 5 0 5 2 2 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJonathan Sandars bt Rupert Ting (May 9) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match, closer than the score suggests. In the first set no-one won a service match until the 6th game when i managed to sneak one, and that gave me the impetus to take the set. The second set was a little more straightforward and i managed to grab the win. Thanks for the match Rupert, and good luck for the rest of your matches. "  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentChristopher Lowe bt Matt Ralph (May 8) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good game with some nice rallies and it was nice to play in such glorious weather. Thank you for the game."  -- Christopher
Rupert Ting bt Emiko Sykes (May 8) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentChristopher Lowe bt Emiko Sykes (May 2) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A nice morning to play with some long rallies. Thank you for the game."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentSophie Stack bt Christopher Lowe (May 1) 5-7, 6-1, [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game with some great rallies!"  -- Sophie
Rupert Ting bt Alex Makarov (May 1) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentAlex Makarov bt Tim Kidd (Apr 30) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A game with Tim is always very competitive, I always look forward to playing Tim. Tim’s serves are very powerful. I have previously lost several matches in a row, but on this occasion I had a slight edge. "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentJonathan Sandars bt Emiko Sykes (Apr 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good early evening match at batchwood. Emiko played well, but I managed to win the important points at the right time. Thanks for the match Emiko and good luck for the rest of the round."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentSophie Stack bt Alex Makarov (Apr 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had some great rallies and the score didn’t really reflect the level of play - I had to work hard for the win! Thank you Akex"  -- Sophie
Reveal CommentJonathan Sandars bt Tim Kidd (Apr 23) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in the sunshine at venue 360. I started quickly, but in the second set Tim got a few more serves in upped his game. Great to see you again Tim, and all the best for the rest of the round."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Sandars bt Matt Ralph (Apr 19) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good and enjoyable match with Matt. Overall much closer than the score suggests with many games going to deuce. Thanks for the game and hope to see you in future rounds."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentSophie Stack bt Emiko Sykes (Apr 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We had some really good rallies and the score didn’t reflect the level of some of the play. Thank you Emiko."  -- Sophie
Reveal CommentSophie Stack bt Matt Ralph (Apr 15) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very long first set with deuce every game! Quick second set and a hard battle for the third deciding set. Really enjoyable match with some great rallies!"  -- Sophie
Reveal CommentMatt Ralph bt Emiko Sykes (Apr 14) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fun energetic match, both of us a little rusty after a long break from playing but we got back into the swing of things. Good long rallies and many games going to deuce."  -- Matt
Reveal CommentTim Kidd bt Rupert Ting (Apr 11) 1-6, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great match, momentum kept switching, Rupert should have won this, just a few too many double faults. Thank you"  -- Tim