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Collapse AllWaltham Forest Singles - Round 22 | Thursday 26 August 2021 to Wednesday 20 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 September 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Pietro Dallabetta [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andy McGlynn 10.2 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Henry Hall [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jon Head [W2, L3] 5
  5. Kim Daybell [W2] 4
  6. Colin Noble [W1] 2
  7. Joshua Kovoor [W1, L1] 2
  8. Mark Rider [W1, L2] 2
  9. Jan Podaril [L1]

Match Results:

Jon Head bt Andy McGlynn (Oct 10) 2-6, 6-4, [10-8]
Pietro Dallabetta bt Jon Head (Oct 4) Walkover
Kim Daybell bt Andy McGlynn (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-4
Jon Head bt Mark Rider (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-3
Pietro Dallabetta bt Jan Podaril (Sep 26) Walkover
Reveal CommentHenry Hall bt Pietro Dallabetta (Sep 19) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in baking heat, thanks Pietro "  -- Henry
Reveal CommentAndy McGlynn bt Henry Hall (Sep 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun game with plenty of long rallies. Well played."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentPietro Dallabetta bt Mark Rider (Sep 15) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "The second set was really a battle. Mark did an amazing start and I was able to come back and play the tie break. He is an unpredictable player and does not make many mistakes. A lot of fun."  -- Pietro
Reveal CommentColin Noble bt Pietro Dallabetta (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on a nice sunny morning! We had a lot of deuce games - was tougher than the scoreline suggests"  -- Colin
Joshua Kovoor bt Jon Head (Sep 10) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentMark Rider bt Andy McGlynn (Sep 8) 7-6 (11-9), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match as always and epic first set tie break. Cheers Andy!"  -- Mark
Kim Daybell bt Joshua Kovoor (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentPietro Dallabetta bt Andy McGlynn (Sep 5) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle."  -- Pietro
Henry Hall bt Jon Head (Sep 2) 2-6, 7-5, [10-5]

Current Rankings:

  1. Darren Lawrence [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Arthur Shearlaw [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Stuart Mackay 8.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Wenlery Manuel 8.2 [W4] 8
  5. Simon Shaw [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Paul Brennan [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Samir Lee [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentWenlery Manuel bt Darren Lawrence (Oct 14) 0-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First set: I tried to win a game but Darren did not give me a chance with great shots and consistency. Second set: Finally I won a game and got the engine going, but it was clear it was not going to be easy. I managed to hang in there and won the second set. Third set : I was up 0-4, but he came back to 3-4 and again we both were working hard for every point until the end. I managed to pull through again and win the match. But what a match! Great rallies and shots from both ends. A very enjoyable game!! See you soon for another game!! Cheers!"  -- Wenlery
Reveal CommentWenlery Manuel bt Simon Shaw (Oct 11) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was definitely a warm up for us both. The second set: the match was definitely on! Great rallies, great points! The last set: Si kept the momentum of the second set going, but luckily I managed to come back in the match and pull through with a win. Well played and great to meet you!! Until we meet again! Cheers! "  -- Wenlery
Reveal CommentArthur Shearlaw bt Simon Shaw (Oct 6) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with lot's of really close games to deuce. I was slightly lucky to sneak the first set after quite a confusing tie break. Looking forward to playing again as was super tight. Well played!"  -- Arthur
Reveal CommentStuart Mackay bt Arthur Shearlaw (Sep 29) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An epic match played over 2 separate days as we had to reconvene to finish the match. Probably because we were chatting so much in between games! Very evenly matched, which resulted in some great rallies, points and games. Until next time Arthur!"  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentArthur Shearlaw bt Samir Lee (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game and thanks for the racket tips!"  -- Arthur
Reveal CommentSimon Shaw bt Paul Brennan (Sep 21) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and play against Paul. The match swung drastically from one set to the next, but overall very even. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentStuart Mackay bt Paul Brennan (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good fun competitive game on a sunny Sunday morning, I was slightly more consistent and if a few more of Paul's much more aggressive shots had gone in, the game would have been completely different. Nice to meet you Paul and good luck for the rest of the round."  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentDarren Lawrence bt Arthur Shearlaw (Sep 18) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another late summer match that could have gone either way, especially in the final set at 4-4! Always close playing Arthur, and at least we managed to finish this one. Until next time,cheers Arthur."  -- Darren
Reveal CommentWenlery Manuel bt Arthur Shearlaw (Sep 17) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match to play! Being up 4-1, was not an assurance to secure the first set. Arthur fought back to 4-4 and I managed to pull through and finish on 6-4. Again in the 2nd set I was up 3-1 but yet again he fought back with consistency and a variety of shots. I had to stay on my toes as he was not going to make it easy at all!! The 6-3 score of the second was definitely not entirely reflective of how Arthur made me work for points. Awesome to have played again and on to many more! Good luck for the rest of the league and see you soon! Cheers! Wenny"  -- Wenlery
Reveal CommentDarren Lawrence bt Stuart Mackay (Sep 16) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What an absolutely epic encounter under the lights at Chingford of Tennis! One point even lasted about 30 shots... Could have gone either way in the third and final set! Cheers Stu... Until next time. "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentWenlery Manuel bt Samir Lee (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, some fun rallies! Nice meeting you and until the next hit! Good luck! Cheers. Wenny"  -- Wenlery
Reveal CommentArthur Shearlaw bt Paul Brennan (Sep 11) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good close game with some great rallies! Look forward to playing again soon"  -- Arthur
Reveal CommentDarren Lawrence bt Simon Shaw (Sep 11) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great late summer match under hot and humid conditions. An early injury to Si may have played its part! Welcome to the area BTW... Good luck in the league mate. "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentDarren Lawrence bt Samir Lee (Sep 9) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Late summer showdown... Great match and it didn't rain! Cheers Samir. "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentStuart Mackay bt Simon Shaw (Sep 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun match on a gloriously warm and sunny evening, both of us slightly rusty but I managed to be a bit more consistent over the 2 sets, although hands down Simon won shot of the match with a vicious return of serve that fizzed past me before I knew what was happening. Welcome to the league Si and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Stuart
Paul Brennan bt Samir Lee (Sep 4) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentDarren Lawrence bt Paul Brennan (Sep 2) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Welcome to the league Paul - great game, great banter and particularly challenging surface making for some wild rallies. Cheers!"  -- Darren

Current Rankings:

  1. Nihar Baldev 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Mike Spitz 10.1 [W3, L2] 7
  3. Sean Smith [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Luke Newman [W1, L2] 3
  5. Henry Coombes [W1] 2
  6. Robert Hill [L3]
  7. Sanpaul Singh

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMike Spitz bt Robert Hill (Oct 13) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Rob! Lots of momentum swings. I thought you were going to get the better of me at the end but managed to hold out "  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMike Spitz bt Luke Newman (Oct 10) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A tough game throughout! Second set score a little unfair, most games ended in deuce's or were very close. Was tough to adjust to Luke's serve but managed in the end. Thanks for a good game!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMike Spitz bt Sean Smith (Oct 3) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good game Sean. There were some tricky moments to deal with with the sun and wind!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentLuke Newman bt Sean Smith (Sep 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An exceptionally close game which could have gone either way, the only difference being I shaded some of the key points towards the end of both sets. Very enjoyable game played in great spirits. All the best for the rest of your games."  -- Luke
Reveal CommentNihar Baldev bt Robert Hill (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Some nice rallies. Good luck for the rest the matches Rob. Thanks "  -- Nihar
Reveal CommentNihar Baldev bt Sean Smith (Sep 8) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in the making. Looking forward to playing the rest of the match. Played in good spirit. "  -- Nihar
Reveal CommentNihar Baldev bt Luke Newman (Sep 6) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really rough match. Lots of long rallies. Match played in great spirit. Perfect conditions for tennis. The score line doesn’t do the match justice, as there were a lot of close games. Good luck Luke with the rest of the matches. "  -- Nihar
Reveal CommentHenry Coombes bt Mike Spitz (Aug 31) 4-6, 4-1 Mike Spitz Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with lots of close rallys. Extremely close first set. Unfortunate about the injury, hope it is better for the rest of your matches. "  -- Henry
Reveal CommentSean Smith bt Robert Hill (Aug 30) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First game for both competitors. Very enjoyable affair. Rob is a competent player and all round good athlete. "  -- Sean
Reveal CommentNihar Baldev bt Mike Spitz (Aug 28) 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough match played in almost perfect conditions(bit windy at times). Played in great spirit. I was up 4-1 with a double break in the 2nd set and Mike got it back to 4-4. I was serving for the set again at 6-5 and Mike managed to level it again at 6-6. I managed to get over the line in the 2nd set, but could have easily gone the other way. Thanks again Mike and good luck with the rest of the matches. "  -- Nihar

Current Rankings:

  1. Nabil Andaloussi [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Liam Sumner 9.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Cecil Sagoe [W1, L1] 3
  4. Will Hutchinson 9.1 [L1] 1
  5. Joao Sousa [L2]
  6. Patrick Power [L2]
  7. Toby Spearpoint 10.1 [L2]
  8. Tristan Paton [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNabil Andaloussi bt Will Hutchinson (Oct 10) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, really enjoyed playing you. Look forward to playing again"  -- Nabil
Reveal CommentLiam Sumner bt Toby Spearpoint (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Toby, good to meet you and good game!"  -- Liam
Reveal CommentLiam Sumner bt Joao Sousa (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game, good luck for the rest! "  -- Liam
Reveal CommentNabil Andaloussi bt Cecil Sagoe (Sep 26) 2-6, 7-6 (12-10), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Very intense. Looking forward to playing you again"  -- Nabil
Cecil Sagoe bt Liam Sumner (Sep 22) 6-3, 6-2
Nabil Andaloussi bt Joao Sousa (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-1
Nabil Andaloussi bt Toby Spearpoint (Sep 17) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentLiam Sumner bt Patrick Power (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Patrick, good game! Best of luck for rest. "  -- Liam
Nabil Andaloussi bt Tristan Paton (Sep 8) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentLiam Sumner bt Nabil Andaloussi (Sep 6) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for another good game Nabil. Good luck in your next games! "  -- Liam
Reveal CommentNabil Andaloussi bt Patrick Power (Aug 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Best of luck! "  -- Nabil

Current Rankings:

  1. Warren Darking 10.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Michael Kenny 10.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Arun Krishnamoorthy [W4, L1] 8
  4. Abdul-Rashid Patel 9.2 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lucy Rohrer [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Michelle Keating [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Philip Wortrich [L1]
  8. Flavia Kingsley [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLucy Rohrer bt Michelle Keating (Oct 14) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match with some great rallies. Very enjoyable - thanks, Michelle!"  -- Lucy
Michael Kenny bt Abdul-Rashid Patel (Oct 14) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentArun Krishnamoorthy bt Flavia Kingsley (Oct 14) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Flavia!"  -- Arun
Michelle Keating bt Flavia Kingsley (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentArun Krishnamoorthy bt Abdul-Rashid Patel (Oct 10) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a fun match Abdul, very nearly pulled off a great comeback in the 2nd set from 5-2!"  -- Arun
Reveal CommentWarren Darking bt Abdul-Rashid Patel (Oct 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Extremely enjoyable match with some great rallies. Abdul, you have a killer cross court forehand, thanks for a great match!"  -- Warren
Arun Krishnamoorthy bt Michelle Keating (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentLucy Rohrer bt Flavia Kingsley (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a very enjoyable match - great rallies and close games."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentWarren Darking bt Flavia Kingsley (Sep 24) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match, with Flavia hitting some good forehand winners. "  -- Warren
Reveal CommentWarren Darking bt Arun Krishnamoorthy (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Scoreline definitely not reflecting the long rallies and high number of deuce points played. Very athletic match, thanks Arun!"  -- Warren
Reveal CommentWarren Darking bt Michael Kenny (Sep 18) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of baseline rallies, with many of the games going to a deuce point situation. Michael dug out some unbelievable gets from the corners of the court, with some of these ending with a battle of the slice backhand. Thanks for the great match Michael. "  -- Warren
Abdul-Rashid Patel bt Flavia Kingsley (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-0
Michael Kenny bt Philip Wortrich (Sep 15) Walkover
Warren Darking bt Michelle Keating (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-2
Abdul-Rashid Patel bt Michelle Keating (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentWarren Darking bt Lucy Rohrer (Sep 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The final scores did not reflect the quality of the tennis here. There were some excellent rallies within both sets, with Lucy winning the majority of the net points. Really enjoyable match, thanks Lucy :)"  -- Warren
Michael Kenny bt Lucy Rohrer (Sep 3) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Michael Kenny bt Michelle Keating (Sep 1) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentArun Krishnamoorthy bt Lucy Rohrer (Aug 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Lucy, some great met exchanges. Good luck for the rest of your matches "  -- Arun
Abdul-Rashid Patel bt Lucy Rohrer (Aug 30) 6-3, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Eddie Boon [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Anton Short [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Philip Marsh [W2] 4
  4. Sandra Nwachukwu [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Emily Valentine [L1]
  6. JEROME FRANCIS [L2]
  7. Rosa Ryou [L3]

Match Results:

Anton Short bt Rosa Ryou (Oct 9) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentPhilip Marsh bt Rosa Ryou (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Had a great game with Rosa. Some fab rally's and close games. Thanks Rosa!"  -- Philip
Anton Short bt Sandra Nwachukwu (Sep 11) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentEddie Boon bt JEROME FRANCIS (Sep 11) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable, energetic and exciting match with some very long rallies and multiple deuce points. A game of fine margins and pivotal games in the end but could have gone either way."  -- Eddie
Reveal CommentEddie Boon bt Sandra Nwachukwu (Sep 10) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match, some close games and a bit slipply on a wet surface even when the sun came out"  -- Eddie
Anton Short bt JEROME FRANCIS (Sep 4) 6-4, 6-1
Sandra Nwachukwu bt Emily Valentine (Sep 1) 4-2, 4-2
Reveal CommentPhilip Marsh bt Anton Short (Aug 30) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fab game, great fun and very closely matched. Anton was a real pleasure to play with. "  -- Philip
Reveal CommentEddie Boon bt Rosa Ryou (Aug 29) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match with a few tight games - weather was kind."  -- Eddie

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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.


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