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Collapse AllSt Albans and Harpenden Singles - Round 59 | Thursday 17 August 2023 to Wednesday 11 October 2023 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 September 2023)

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Pavel Novotny 7 6 1 2 21 WWWW
2 Andrew De Csillery 7 5 2 0 17 WWWW
3 Eren Ozkan 7 4 3 2 17 LLWL
4 Jamie Simmonds 3 3 0 0 9 WWW
5 Javier Fernandez 4 1 3 2 9 LLLW
6 David Mincer 4 1 3 0 6 LLWL
7 John Jefferson 4 0 4 2 6 LLLL
8 Pradyumna Jairam 4 0 4 2 6 LLLL
9 James Gallagher 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt John Jefferson (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very nice hit with John, played in great spirit. John’s one-handed backhand is a lovely shot when it goes in. Ultimately a few too many unforced errors and double faults from John meant the result was not in doubt. Thank you John. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt David Mincer (Oct 3) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A competitive match through out. David was convinced the result was not in doubt from the start but he kept me honest and on my toes, hitting some great forehand winners in particular, but also too many errors to really threaten a breakthrough. Thanks for the game David and look forward to the next time. Andrew "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentPavel Novotny bt David Mincer (Oct 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was great playing David after a couple of years. Scoreline not reflective of the match, especially the first set, where David forced nearly every game to deuce and hit some amazing backhand winners. Thank you David, really enjoyed our hit today. "  -- Pavel
Reveal CommentPavel Novotny bt Eren Ozkan (Sep 26) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match as always against Eren. Knife edge really, in both sets Eren was off to a flying start, 2:0 up in first and 3:1 in the second. The second set really should have been his. And Eren hit some amazing winners, way more than I, but also a lot more unforced errors and that made the difference in the end. Thanks mate. Please and quality as always!!!"  -- Pavel
Reveal CommentDavid Mincer bt Pradyumna Jairam (Sep 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "1st time I've had the pleasure of playing Pradyumna. Was a lot of fun and much more competitive than the score line suggests. As the 2nd set wore on conditions became gloomier and it became a bit of a lottery as to who could make less errors. We finished in almost pitch black. Thanks for the game Pradyumna, played in good spirits. Look forward to the next one, maybe we can try daylight next time!"  -- David
Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt Eren Ozkan (Sep 25) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A match that was much more competitive than the score suggests. It all turned on the 9th game. Eren has fought back from 2-4 to 4-4 and was serving, reaching 40-15. I managed to get back to deuce, and eventually take the game after several more deuces. After that I hardly made any mistakes and hit a lot of winners, whereas Eren let that lost game get to him a bit. Tennis is so much in the mind! Thanks for the game Eren and look forward to the next time. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt Javier Fernandez (Sep 21) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A Nice match with some good rallies and strong hitting. Javier made some great winners but lack of recent match play showed with too many errors, whilst I was very solid. Look forward to playing Javier when he is on top form - would expect a much closer match. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentJamie Simmonds bt Andrew De Csillery (Sep 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with Andrew. Really enjoyed playing at batchwood at short notice! Andrew was great at returning some speedy serves and great at getting into the rallies! Thanks for the game Andrew!"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentEren Ozkan bt David Mincer (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against David. He’s not been playing much in the last year due to injury, so took him a set to warm up but second was much closer with some very good rallies. Hope you get to play the rest of the matches mate, was good to see you again! "  -- Eren
Reveal CommentJamie Simmonds bt Eren Ozkan (Sep 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in a really hot David lloyd in Hatfield! Eren played really well with the balls travelling really fast on the hard surface! Really enjoyed the match and good luck int he next one!"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt Pradyumna Jairam (Aug 30) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really nice match. As others have mentioned, Pradyumna has really improved over the last 12 months. The first set was very competitive with winners from both of us massively outnumbering errors. Sadly Pradyumna got a a bad blister, which limited his play in the second set. Thanks for the match and hope your hand heals quickly!"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentEren Ozkan bt Javier Fernandez (Aug 29) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Javier but as Pavel said, he has hurt his shoulder so our rallies were a bit more cautious from either side… meant long rallies lasting over two days to finish the match. Score line isn’t fair on Javier as it could have gone either way. "  -- Eren
Reveal CommentPavel Novotny bt Javier Fernandez (Aug 28) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Javier is a fine sportsman. He is suffering from shoulder pain, which limits his game, and it is sad to see. I wouldn't want to play him at his best. Despite his obvious pain whilst playing, he is extremely effective, slicing the ball and changing the pace and shots to throw me off balance, forcing me into errors that I wouldn't normally make. I'd call it annoyingly good! Score line not reflective of how close the match was. Thanks Javier and I hope you get better! Best, Pavel"  -- Pavel
Reveal CommentPavel Novotny bt Pradyumna Jairam (Aug 28) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to this match on a bank holiday Monday. As Eren said, Paddy is getting better and better and gave me a hard time in the second set, where he made fewer unforced errors than in the first. Some great rallies, and many games going to deuce. Well played Paddy. Until next time"  -- Pavel
Reveal CommentJamie Simmonds bt Pavel Novotny (Aug 27) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good to play against pavel. Enjoyed some good hitting on the clay at Townsend! Score doesn’t reflect the quality of the match!"  -- Jamie
Pavel Novotny bt John Jefferson (Aug 26) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentPavel Novotny bt Andrew De Csillery (Aug 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What can I say, great, quality tennis with Andrew as always! Lovely rallies and great winners on both sides. Always a pleasure!"  -- Pavel
Javier Fernandez bt John Jefferson (Aug 24) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentEren Ozkan bt Pradyumna Jairam (Aug 23) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice meeting with Prad again, this is our 3rd time. Prad is getting better each time, especially with his back hand. However, I once again managed to convert the sets, even though Prad managed to come back from 5-2 down. Thanks Prad... until next time. "  -- Eren
Reveal CommentEren Ozkan bt John Jefferson (Aug 21) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great start by John for breaking my serve and going 1-0 up, we then carried on with a similar format until 3-3... I then managed to take the set by increasing my consistency. Second set was again closer than the score suggests, John was unlucky with some of his serving on cruel points. Well played John, good luck with the rest of the matches. "  -- Eren

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Christophe Gaillochet 7 7 0 0 21 WWWW
2 James Harding 6 4 2 2 16 WLWL
3 Shaun Ofarrell 5 4 1 0 13 WLWW
4 Daniel Ross 6 3 3 0 12 LLWL
5 Macauley Keating 4 2 2 2 10 LWWL
6 Thomas Beck 6 1 5 2 10 LLLL
7 Martins Marnauza 4 1 3 0 7 WLL
8 Miguel Ballesteros 5 0 5 2 7 LLLL
9 James Loewenberger 1 0 1 0 1 L

Match Results:

James Harding bt Martins Marnauza (Oct 9) 1-6 Martins Marnauza Retired
Shaun Ofarrell bt James Loewenberger (Oct 8) 6-0, 6-1
James Harding bt Miguel Ballesteros (Oct 8) 6-2, 6-0
Martins Marnauza bt Daniel Ross (Oct 6) 6-4, 6-0
Christophe Gaillochet bt Daniel Ross (Oct 4) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentDaniel Ross bt Miguel Ballesteros (Oct 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The second set was a lot tighter. Cheers Miguel"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentChristophe Gaillochet bt Shaun Ofarrell (Sep 30) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with lots of long rallies going right to left and forward to backward. The games were mostly very close with lots of deuces. I had a great time on the court on a lovely sunny Saturday morning! Thanks Shaun "  -- Christophe
Shaun Ofarrell bt Daniel Ross (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-4
Christophe Gaillochet bt Thomas Beck (Sep 26) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentChristophe Gaillochet bt Martins Marnauza (Sep 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game at the Batchwood Tennis. Long rallies and competitive points, the score certainly does not reflect how close the game was. Thanks Martins!"  -- Christophe
Shaun Ofarrell bt Martins Marnauza (Sep 16) 6-3, 6-2
Christophe Gaillochet bt Macauley Keating (Sep 15) 6-0, 6-1
Macauley Keating bt Miguel Ballesteros (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-0
Shaun Ofarrell bt Thomas Beck (Sep 6) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentDaniel Ross bt Thomas Beck (Sep 2) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed the game Thomas, and met an interesting person as well. Thomas has plenty of power on both serve and return; this was no walk in the park. Cheers Tom, take care."  -- Daniel
Christophe Gaillochet bt Miguel Ballesteros (Sep 2) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentMacauley Keating bt Thomas Beck (Aug 30) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the game "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Beck bt Miguel Ballesteros (Aug 28) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Miguel. You seem to really enjoy tennis, but I think I have had a lot more practice recently, so I found it easy to sail through. I was quite pleased with my game, while Miguel kept on playing his game despite the disappointing score. Good luck with your next."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentDaniel Ross bt James Harding (Aug 28) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers James"  -- Daniel
James Harding bt Thomas Beck (Aug 24) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentChristophe Gaillochet bt James Harding (Aug 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "James was very friendly and I enjoyed a lot the game with him. "  -- Sally
James Harding bt Macauley Keating (Aug 21) 6-3, 6-0

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Georgios Zouzoulas 7 7 0 2 23 WWWW
2 James Aviles 7 6 1 2 21 WWWW
3 Emiko Sykes 8 4 4 2 21 WWWW
4 Antoniya Gerimpapazi 8 5 3 2 20 WWLW
5 Rupert Ting 4 2 2 2 13 LWLW
6 Matt Ralph 7 1 6 2 13 LLLL
7 Andrew Hoddinott 6 2 4 2 12 WLLW
8 Mazin Abu Sayf 7 2 5 0 12 LWLL
9 Tim Kidd 4 0 4 0 4 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEmiko Sykes bt Mazin Abu Sayf (Oct 10) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Mazin definitely could’ve given me a harder game on a different day. Really enjoyed the game, some really nice long points. "  -- Emiko
Reveal CommentMazin Abu Sayf bt Matt Ralph (Oct 8) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, good rallys , thank you Matt , "  -- Mazin
Reveal CommentAndrew Hoddinott bt Mazin Abu Sayf (Oct 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Neck and neck. Highly enjoyable game. Thanks so much Mazin. I could get to like this tennis. Look forward to playing again."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentEmiko Sykes bt Tim Kidd (Sep 30) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed this game, lots of good points and deuces! Score doesn’t reflect the play. "  -- Emiko
Reveal CommentEmiko Sykes bt Matt Ralph (Sep 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to play Matt, fun game with some good shots and rallies from both of us. Thanks! "  -- Emiko
Reveal CommentGeorgios Zouzoulas bt Mazin Abu Sayf (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice game with many dueces. Mazin was a strong opponent!"  -- Georgios
Reveal CommentJames Aviles bt Matt Ralph (Sep 18) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An eventful game to say the least! Some good rallies… could have gone either way."  -- James
Reveal CommentMazin Abu Sayf bt Tim Kidd (Sep 17) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive 1st set ,well done Tim ,unfair you lost many points on double errors serve you work on your serve mate "  -- Mazin
Reveal CommentAntoniya Gerimpapazi bt Tim Kidd (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very pleasant game, I really enjoyed it. "  -- Antoniya
James Aviles bt Mazin Abu Sayf (Sep 15) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentGeorgios Zouzoulas bt Andrew Hoddinott (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice game with great points. Andrew is a strong player"  -- Georgios
Reveal CommentEmiko Sykes bt Andrew Hoddinott (Sep 14) 6-0, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, lots of deuces. Thanks Andrew"  -- Emiko
Reveal CommentGeorgios Zouzoulas bt Matt Ralph (Sep 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice game with many long rallies! Matt is a great player and enjoyed the match."  -- Georgios
James Aviles bt Rupert Ting (Sep 10) 6-3, 0-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentAndrew Hoddinott bt Matt Ralph (Sep 9) 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Played first two sets on 4 September and final set on 9 September. Very hot. Slightly ashamed to reverting to playing squash rather than at least trying to look like a tennis player which is my objective in joining this league. Personal vow to rectify that."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAntoniya Gerimpapazi bt Emiko Sykes (Sep 9) 5-7, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing game! I really enjoyed playing with Emiko. Great opponent and the game was very close. Anyone could have won. Emiko is an amazing player. "  -- Antoniya
Reveal CommentGeorgios Zouzoulas bt Emiko Sykes (Sep 6) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Emi is a great player and very consistent. We had many long rallies and nice points. Really nice match! "  -- Georgios
Reveal CommentGeorgios Zouzoulas bt Antoniya Gerimpapazi (Sep 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice game with many long rallies and dueces. Antoniya is a great player and fun person"  -- Georgios
Reveal CommentMatt Ralph bt Tim Kidd (Aug 30) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive hard fought match, lots of games going to deuce, lots of base line rallies. We both play well when matched together, thanks again Tim."  -- Matt
Reveal CommentAntoniya Gerimpapazi bt Matt Ralph (Aug 27) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely game, Matt was really good and played really well! Enjoyed it!"  -- Antoniya
Reveal CommentAntoniya Gerimpapazi bt Andrew Hoddinott (Aug 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely game, I really enjoyed it and great opponent. "  -- Antoniya
Reveal CommentRupert Ting bt Emiko Sykes (Aug 25) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Emiko played really well, and plenty of extended rallies on a clay court. "  -- Rupert
James Aviles bt Andrew Hoddinott (Aug 24) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentGeorgios Zouzoulas bt James Aviles (Aug 23) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "James is great player and we had a really nice game with many breaks and dueces. "  -- Georgios
Rupert Ting v Mazin Abu Sayf (Aug 22) 6-3, 5-5 TBC
James Aviles bt Antoniya Gerimpapazi (Aug 21) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentGeorgios Zouzoulas bt Rupert Ting (Aug 20) 7-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice and competitive game. It could have easily gone the other way if I wasn't lucky in many cases. Thanks fororganising Rupert."  -- Georgios
Reveal CommentAntoniya Gerimpapazi bt Mazin Abu Sayf (Aug 20) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely game. Enjoyed it a lot. Great opponent. "  -- Antoniya
Reveal CommentRupert Ting bt Antoniya Gerimpapazi (Aug 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed playing Antoniya, capable of hitting great shots. Plenty of nice rallies and deuces which I managed to edge out."  -- Rupert
James Aviles bt Emiko Sykes (Aug 19) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1