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Collapse AllSunderland Singles - Round 22 | Thursday 17 June 2021 to Wednesday 11 August 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 July 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Peter Toase 8.1 [W4, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Luke Walker [W4, L1, UF1] 10
  3. Howard McCain [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Daniel Smith [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Olga Glanville [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Stuart Milne [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Michael Cobb [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Tony Watson [W1, L2] 2
  9. Ayush Khapra [L2] 1
  10. Paul Binding [L2] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHoward McCain bt Paul Binding (Aug 1) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet and play Paul tonight - we are the same age and this was a tight match which could have gone either way. I was 4-0 and 5-1 up in the fifth, but Paul came back well and saved 3 match points before I narrowly won it. Played in good spirit - sore limbs tomorrow for us both !!! All the best Paul."  -- Howard
Reveal CommentStuart Milne bt Tony Watson (Aug 1) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you and play today Tony. Some decent tennis played by both players at times. I managed to edge in front in the second set and just managed to stay there and see the set out. Match played in good spirits by both players. Thanks for the match Tony and all the best for any future matches. "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentPeter Toase v Luke Walker (Jul 29) 7-5, 6-7 (5-7) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "a tremendous match!! In the first set I went 4-1 ahead and then Luke played some great tennis to get back to 4-4. I managed to get ahead and clinched it7-5. In the second set Luke went 5-2 ahead and I managed to pull back to 5-5. I then went ahead on his serve to 6-5 and then I lost my serve to make it 6-6. In the tie break it could have gone either way but Luke managed to win it 7-5 and the 2nd set 7-6. It took us 2 hours to play these 2 sets and I was knackered!!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentStuart Milne bt Michael Cobb (Jul 28) 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 4-1 Michael Cobb Retired

Player Comments:

  • "There was some questionable tennis played by both players in the first set. The second set picked up and finished with a tense tiebreak where I missed an easy overhead smash wide, before Michael passed up a match point, before I eventually took the tie break 9-7. The third set I began to dictate play and was 4-1 up and serving as the lights went out at Silksworth. Michael graciously gave me the match based on the balance of play. The match was played in good fashion and a close match. Great to meet you Michael, thanks for the game and all the best for any future matches. "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentLuke Walker bt Stuart Milne (Jul 26) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match in which I managed to just play more consistently than Stuart. Credit to his game which will only develop as he plays more and becomes more consistent, I’m sure he’ll be a well rounded player in no time. Thanks for the match and all the best for future games. "  -- Luke
Reveal CommentHoward McCain bt Ayush Khapra (Jul 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Ayush tonight - a very tight match. At 2/1 down in the second set he had the initiative but I was a little more consistent throughout. Some great rallies and played in a fair spirit. When he plays more Ayush will be a big threat in this league. All the best Ayush for your remaining games and good luck in your new job starting tomorrow!!!!"  -- Howard
Reveal CommentTony Watson bt Ayush Khapra (Jul 24) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "After a slow start from me ,got going and improved in second set . 3 rd set I was 4 .0 up then Ayush pulled it back ,in the end I was pleased with the 7.5 win with some great rallies and played in good spirit All the best in your next matches Ayush "  -- Tony
Reveal CommentLuke Walker bt Michael Cobb (Jul 19) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match, Michael played some good tennis in both sets and managed to fight back from 4-1 down in the first set before I managed to grab the first. The second set was again a good contest but I managed to outlast and win the bigger points and rallies. Nice meeting you Michael and best of luck in your tennis and matches in future."  -- Luke
Reveal CommentLuke Walker bt Tony Watson (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game, credit to Tony for playing his first match back after a while, he hit some great returns and many of the games went to deuce but I was just more consistent in the bigger points. A closer match at times than the scoreline would suggest. Thanks for the game Tony and best of luck in your other matches."  -- Luke
Daniel Smith bt Paul Binding (Jul 17) Walkover
Reveal CommentOlga Glanville bt Daniel Smith (Jul 16) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Epic match, possibly the longest I've ever played and even the first two sets were not as one sided as the score would suggest. We both kept taking our serves until 4 all and literally a couple of points in the end decided the outcome of the whole match. Thanks for the game Dan, well played and see you in the next round!"  -- Olga
Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Daniel Smith (Jul 13) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "In the 1st set Dan played very well and went into a 4-1 lead with me making too many errors. I managed to get back to 5-5 and then pushed on for a 7-5 1st set . In the 2nd set, Dan made too many errors and I sailed though to win 6-0. Overall a very hard game and good luck Dan in your future games. Peter"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Stuart Milne (Jul 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The game was played in a good manner and I managed to keep on top of Stuart's game. Stuart had periods of good play but was a little bit inconsistent and made more errors. Good luck Stuart in the remainder of your games Cheers Peter"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentOlga Glanville bt Michael Cobb (Jul 9) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Michael played well in the 1st set but in the second half of it I managed to win the key points. Michael then broke his racket and the spare one with different strings didn't help his game, which is reflected in the outcome of the second set. Good luck in your further matches, Michael and thanks for a nice after-match practice!"  -- Olga
Reveal CommentDaniel Smith bt Stuart Milne (Jul 5) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very good match with 3 well fought sets. Stuart got off to a great start taking the first 6-3. I took the second 7-5 after Stuart won 3 on the spin to make it 5-5. The last set was just as tight with most games going to deuce, I just won more of the important points. All in all a very fun game of tennis played in good spirit. Cheers"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentHoward McCain bt Michael Cobb (Jul 4) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Michael has a great serve and was putting all short balls away with hard hitting passing shots. In the 2nd set he went 2/0 up and I was in trouble - he had an ankle problem and I managed to see the match out. Good game played in good spirit nice to meet your Michael "  -- Howard
Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Howard McCain (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Howard and his backhand has certainly improved. I started well in both sets and maintained the form to clinch both sets. Good luck Howard in your future games."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentLuke Walker bt Olga Glanville (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with some great play at times from Olga, I managed to just win the bigger points when they counted, overall a fun match of tennis."  -- Luke
Reveal CommentHoward McCain bt Stuart Milne (Jun 27) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to play and meet Stuart tonight. Every game was tight and Stuart played a number of forehand winners. In the second set I had 3 match balls at 5/4 up and Stuart came back to level at 5/5. Good luck in your other games Stuart."  -- Howard
Reveal CommentDaniel Smith bt Luke Walker (Jun 26) 1-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Luke dominated the first set, taking it 6-1, winning 6 games in a row having been broken in the first. Breaks were exchanged at the beginning of the second, with Luke taking a 5-3 lead. I saved a couple match points at 5-4 before taking the set 7-5. Luke broke first in the decider after about 15 deuces in the first game, I broke back with a lucky net cord to make it 1-1 and ended up taking the set 6-3 in the end. A very good game played in good spirit👍"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentOlga Glanville bt Stuart Milne (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Stuart and good luck in your next matches! Olga"  -- Olga
Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Michael Cobb (Jun 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Michael is a new member of the Tennis League and played very well. I am sure he will improve as he plays more games. Good luck in the future Michael. Good luck Michael"  -- Peter


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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Sunderland.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. Players who complete 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: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], 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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