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Collapse AllSwindon Singles - Round 34 | Thursday 8 April 2021 to Wednesday 2 June 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 May 2021)

Wow, what a Round!! It was amazing to see so many of you back on court after restrictions lifted – nearly 5,000 of you got straight back to tennis across 130 Leagues with more than 8,000 matches played so far and counting! Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic Round and also to our Group Winners, you lucky bunch. We’re looking forward to even more tennis in the coming weeks with Wimbledon on the horizon and also some Mixed Doubles and brand new Women’s Doubles Rounds launching in some areas, with more to follow later in the year. We look forward to seeing you next time – don’t forget to book your place early and get set for the summer season.

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Nicholas Newton [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Daniel Lamport 7.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Livio Pavone [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tom Bartram 8.1 [W3, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jeremy Wey [W3, L1] 7
  6. Alastair Kirk 9.1 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Vasco Silva [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Carlos Tavares [L7] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Livio Pavone bt Alastair Kirk (Jun 2) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentLivio Pavone bt Tom Bartram (May 30) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play against Tom. "  -- Livio
Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Alastair Kirk (May 30) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for tennis (finally), and some very enjoyable rallies."  -- Nicholas

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Jeremy Wey (May 29) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to play Jeremy for the first time, and it turned into an epic. At 6-4, 2-0 up I lost 7 straight games, before clawing my way back into the decider. I like to play an attacking game but against Jeremy I had to defend as best I could. After a marathon game at 6-5 up with multiple break points and match points, it deservedly went to a tiebreak and I just managed to stay solid enough. Neither of us had much energy left by that point!"  -- Nicholas
Daniel Lamport bt Tom Bartram (May 29) 6-1, 6-1
Nicholas Newton bt Vasco Silva (May 26) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentJeremy Wey bt Tom Bartram (May 9) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Tom, you were a tough opponent and I look forward to playing with you again at some point!"  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentAlastair Kirk bt Carlos Tavares (May 9) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable and close match with Carlos. There were lots of long rallies with plenty of twists and turns along the way. Carlos took the first set and I took the second. I was 4-1 up in the third, but Carlos hadn't finished, recovering to 4-4. I managed to take the set, but it was close. This was a really tough, physical battle, but it is always a pleasure to play Carlos whatever the result. "  -- Alastair
Reveal CommentJeremy Wey bt Alastair Kirk (May 5) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Alastair, thanks and sorry the weather was horrendous!"  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentDaniel Lamport bt Livio Pavone (May 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with Livio, especially the second set. We had some good rallies and there were number of tight games. Looking forward to next time "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Lamport bt Carlos Tavares (May 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure playing with Carlos who played some nice rallies "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentAlastair Kirk bt Vasco Silva (May 2) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with plenty of varied rallies. Thanks Vasco for the match."  -- Alastair
Reveal CommentTom Bartram bt Vasco Silva (May 1) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match, with some decent rallies and several come backs from both of us. Glad I managed to squeak a result."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentJeremy Wey bt Carlos Tavares (May 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Carlos for an enjoyable match in the sun, it was great to meet you!"  -- Jeremy
Livio Pavone bt Carlos Tavares (Apr 25) 6-1, 6-0
Tom Bartram bt Alastair Kirk (Apr 25) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Livio Pavone (Apr 21) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Two extremely tough sets, exactly as I expected. The breeze played a part leading to some cautious and very long rallies, one of them was 40-50 shots. I tried to be more attacking in the 2nd set, but it didn't make it any easier to win!"  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentDaniel Lamport bt Nicholas Newton (Apr 20) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to play Dan again. Even though neither of us were back to our best, there were spells of really good hitting."  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Tom Bartram (Apr 19) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful evening for tennis, even if some of the tennis itself was far from beautiful! Despite both playing many wayward shots, there were also some really good rallies. Looking forward to next time."  -- Nicholas
Livio Pavone bt Vasco Silva (Apr 18) 6-2, 6-3
Vasco Silva bt Carlos Tavares (Apr 18) 6-4, 6-0
Tom Bartram bt Carlos Tavares (Apr 13) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Carlos Tavares (Apr 11) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Carlos for an enjoyable match. You didn't seem rusty at all and made it difficult for me, especially in the first set."  -- Nicholas

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Carlo Lorusso 8.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Tony Wilson 8.2 [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Paul Creeley [W1, L2] 4
  4. Michael McNeilage [W1, L1] 3
  5. Marek Warlinski [L3]
  6. Charlotte Phelps 10.1 [L1]
  7. Gordon Heywood 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCarlo Lorusso bt Paul Creeley (Jun 1) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • “Kudos to Paul, made me graft and earn every point.” -- Carlo
Tony Wilson bt Marek Warlinski (May 29) 6-2, 6-1
Carlo Lorusso bt Tony Wilson (May 28) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentCarlo Lorusso bt Michael McNeilage (May 14) 7-5, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking match, good quality throughout, left on a knife edge..."  -- Carlo
  • “Tight and edgy restart from both of us, I was just the steadier ultimately. Hard luck to Mike as it could have gone either way, better luck next time bud.” -- Carlo
Carlo Lorusso bt Marek Warlinski (May 6) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentTony Wilson bt Charlotte Phelps (Apr 24) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close match played under bright blue skies with a stiff breeze to make it a little interesting. Most of the games went to deuce and it could have gone either way. Thanks Charlotte."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentPaul Creeley bt Marek Warlinski (Apr 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Both of us are returning after periods away from the court so long rallies were few and far between although Marek was more successful in the longer rallies with some quality passing shots."  -- Paul

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMichael McNeilage bt Paul Creeley (Apr 15) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Close match. Paul is a real pleasure to play with."  -- Michael