Collapse AllVale Singles - Round 7 | Thursday 12 July 2018 to Wednesday 5 September 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 August 2018)

With an early withdrawal, and holidays getting in the way, scheduling must have been tricky so 70 percent of matches played is a vwey good achievement. It's great to hear that Wantage's new public courts are "excellent", by the way, and that players, especially in the early part of the round, were not phased by the heat. But the boiling weather at the height of summer seems a long time ago now, so here's to getting out on the courts in the crisp, clear days of autumn (please let it not rain all the time) as we look forward to the next round of enjoyable, competitive tennis.

Group Summary:

Congratulations David for playing all of your matches and for winning them to top the group without dropping a set in your four encounters. Runner-up Steve won 2 including a competitive match against Malcolm characterised by great rallies and brilliant winning shots. And bad luck Malcolm for having to retire with a sore ankle after a close first set and two games in the second against Maria.

Final Rankings:

  1. David Wollen 9.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Steve Gardner [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Maria Woodbridge 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  4. Malcolm Bradbury [L3]
  5. Spencer Robinson [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

David Wollen bt Malcolm Bradbury (Sep 3) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSteve Gardner bt Malcolm Bradbury (Aug 31) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good mornings tennis played in a competitive and friendly way great rally’s and some brilliant winning shots!"  -- Steve
Steve Gardner bt Maria Woodbridge (Aug 20) 6-1, 6-1
David Wollen bt Steve Gardner (Aug 13) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentMaria Woodbridge bt Malcolm Bradbury (Jul 31) 6-4, 0-2 Malcolm Bradbury Retired

Player Comments:

  • "We played one set and two games into second set Malcolm had to retire due to a sore ankle. We had intended to replay but with holidays planned we ran out of time. "  -- Maria
Reveal CommentDavid Wollen bt Maria Woodbridge (Jul 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of good rallies in this enjoyable match on a hot sunny day. "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Wollen bt Spencer Robinson (Jul 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match played on Wantage’s excellent new public courts. "  -- David