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Collapse AllWaltham Forest Singles - Round 20 | Thursday 8 April 2021 to Wednesday 2 June 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 May 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Winston Balfourth [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. James Hotson [W2] 4
  3. Daniel Dobre 9.1 [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Colin Noble [W1, L1] 2
  5. Tomasz Jaxa-Chamiec [L1]
  6. Robert Van Haaren [L1]
  7. Dominic Radcliffe
  8. James Clarke 10.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentColin Noble bt Daniel Dobre (May 3) 6-4, 6-7 (1-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We played the first to sets in very nice conditions, sunny. The first set was controlled by Colin and the second one was very balanced with me making the difference in the tiebreaker. After more than one week we managed to plan to finish the last set, but the weather was tough, very windy with light rain. After 3 games Colin started playing well and managed to win the set with little opposition from me in the latest games. Well played Colin! Hope we play again soon!" -- Daniel
Reveal CommentJames Hotson bt Daniel Dobre (May 2) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match, very competitive, James was the one who attacked the most and clearly deserved to win the match. Thanks for the game! "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Colin Noble (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game against Colin. Great person to play and meet. I got off to a great start and it took Colin some time to find his range. One shot that was great throughout was the forehand cross court. It had me scrambling on many occasions off the serve and during rallies. I found myself down 4-1 down in the second set but managed to reel Colin back in. Best of luck with your remaining matches."  -- Winston
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Robert Van Haaren (Apr 13) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First time meeting and playing Rob. A great competitive and sportingly played match. The first set was long and lasted just under an hour. I had set points at 5-4 but Rob saved them both with some good attacking tennis. I managed to find a bit more range in the 2nd set but it was still a closely fought set. Best of luck with your remaining matches Rob."  -- Winston
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Daniel Dobre (Apr 11) 6-0, 6-7 (4-7), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and play Daniel. A really entertaining game and a great person. The match was played in great spirits and there were some amazing rallies. Daniel has a knack for retrieving many balls that many would call a lost cause and prolong a rally. In the second set this proved to be effective as we went to a tie break which Daniel ultimately won. Definitely meet up and play again. All the best with your remaining matches Daniel."  -- Winston
James Hotson bt Tomasz Jaxa-Chamiec (Apr 10) 6-1, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Stuart Mackay 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Oleg Petryk [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Edward Melech 8.2 [W2] 4
  4. Samir Lee [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. David Smith [W1] 2
  6. Jan Podaril [W1] 2
  7. Charles Oham [L1]
  8. Mark Slade [L2]
  9. Mike Spitz [L3]

Match Results:

Jan Podaril bt Mark Slade (May 9) 6-4, 6-3
Oleg Petryk bt Mike Spitz (May 6) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentDavid Smith bt Samir Lee (May 1) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of good rallies, and a few double faults from each player. Good fun, look forward to playing again."  -- David
Reveal CommentStuart Mackay bt Oleg Petryk (Apr 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match which isn’t reflected in the score. Some great rallies and passing shots from us both, I managed to get off to a fast start in the first and hold off Oleg in the 2nd set as he found his rhythm and came on strong. Thanks for the match Oleg."  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentStuart Mackay bt Charles Oham (Apr 25) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game but with both of us struggling with our serve, I just managed to hold more of my service games. Thanks for the match Charles"  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentSamir Lee bt Mike Spitz (Apr 24) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with some fantastic shots sprinkled in, thanks for an enjoyable game!"  -- Mike
Edward Melech bt Oleg Petryk (Apr 20) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentStuart Mackay bt Mark Slade (Apr 18) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First game back for us both which meant a lot of rustiness, however this was closely fought battle with lots of deuce games, mostly on my serve! Thanks for the game Mark"  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentOleg Petryk bt Samir Lee (Apr 14) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game."  -- Oleg
Reveal CommentEdward Melech bt Mike Spitz (Apr 11) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for having me at your lovely private court Mike!"  -- Edward

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Rider [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Wenlery Manuel 8.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Darren Lawrence [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andy McGlynn 10.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Arthur Shearlaw [W1, L1] 3
  6. Nabil Andaloussi [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Liam Sumner 9.2 [L2] 1
  8. Tristan Paton [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentArthur Shearlaw bt Nabil Andaloussi (May 7) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good even game played in good spirits! Both agreed we need to work on our psychological game as it got a bit bitty when the pressure mounted. Nabil was on 6-5 in a friendly third set before I had to dash off - sorry Nabil! Looking forward to playing again. "  -- Arthur
Reveal CommentMark Rider bt Andy McGlynn (May 6) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, cheers Andy. Hope to play again soon"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentWenlery Manuel bt Darren Lawrence (May 5) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Played each set on separate dates but the last set played was great and it could have gone either way. Well played and good luck!" -- Wenlery
Reveal CommentDarren Lawrence bt Nabil Andaloussi (May 3) 7-5, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Tight plays in every game. Very well played. Look forward to a rematch! "  -- Nabil
Reveal CommentWenlery Manuel bt Tristan Paton (May 1) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Apart from the occasional distractions around the court (children, a football being kicked over the fence and on the court several times) we managed to have a good match! All the best for the remainder of the round and we'll definitely have a hit another day! - Wenny"  -- Wenlery
Mark Rider bt Nabil Andaloussi (Apr 29) 6-0, 6-1
Andy McGlynn bt Liam Sumner (Apr 27) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentMark Rider bt Tristan Paton (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful morning for tennis in Abbots Park and a much closer match than the scoreboard suggests! Cheers Tristan"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAndy McGlynn bt Nabil Andaloussi (Apr 21) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A tight game. Which swing one way and then the other. Good fun "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentWenlery Manuel bt Liam Sumner (Apr 20) 6-1, 0-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match to play!! Hopefully we'll meet again for a rematch! "  -- Wenlery
Reveal CommentMark Rider bt Wenlery Manuel (Apr 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Solid play from Mark! Look forward to a rematch some day! Good luck!" -- Wenlery
Reveal CommentWenlery Manuel bt Arthur Shearlaw (Apr 16) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!! Apart from the wind picking up every now and then, it was nice to be out there again and we had some great rally's!! Thanks Arthur and all the best for the rest of the league!!"  -- Wenlery
Reveal CommentDarren Lawrence bt Andy McGlynn (Apr 15) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to be back playing again - thanks Andy for a tough couple of sets... Very close, especially the first. Best of luck. "  -- Darren

Current Rankings:

  1. Andy Constantinou 10.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Neal McGowan [W2] 4
  3. Graham Bowles 9.2 [L1, UF2] 3
  4. Sanpaul Singh [L1, UF1] 1
  5. Jonas Niessen 9.1 [UF1]
  6. Gillian Curtis [L1]
  7. Nihar Baldev 10.1 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndy Constantinou bt Graham Bowles (May 7) 6-4, 4-6, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "A nice evening for a game of Tennis. This was a close match with first 2 sets shared but managed to stay strong to clinch the win in the 3rd. Thanks for a great match Graham. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Constantinou bt Nihar Baldev (May 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played with lots of long rallies and some serve and volleys, Good luck with your remaining matches Nihar."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentNeal McGowan bt Andy Constantinou (Apr 25) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match today with Andy. Plenty of long games and rallies giving us both a good work out. Look forward to our next encounter already!"  -- Neal
Graham Bowles v Sanpaul Singh (Apr 18) 4-6, 6-4 TBC
Reveal CommentAndy Constantinou bt Gillian Curtis (Apr 17) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful sunny day for a match. A hard close first set with lots of long rallies , managed to finally break serve at 4-4. Second set also had some great rallies with lots of winners both ways. good luck in your remaining matches Gillian, Really enjoyed our match today."  -- Andy
Graham Bowles v Jonas Niessen (Apr 13) 7-5, 3-0 TBC
Reveal CommentNeal McGowan bt Sanpaul Singh (Apr 12) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Sanny and I had a great hit out the there on Saturday. Long rallies were frequent so both earned our beers for the day! Cheers for the hit Sanny."  -- Neal

Current Rankings:

  1. Greg Simkins [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Toby Spearpoint 10.1 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Michael Chiswell [W2] 4
  4. Byron Mardas [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Philip Marsh [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Michael Kenny 10.1 [W1] 2
  7. Chantelle Merotra

Match Results:

Michael Kenny bt Philip Marsh (Apr 29) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Greg Simkins bt Toby Spearpoint (Apr 26) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentMichael Chiswell bt Philip Marsh (Apr 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match - thanks Phil"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentToby Spearpoint bt Byron Mardas (Apr 21) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was really competitive with really fun rallies. Nice summer evening and great tennis. Thanks for the match Byron, definitely have a hit once the league is over. Cheers. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentMichael Chiswell bt Greg Simkins (Apr 16) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive game played in good spirit."  -- Michael
Byron Mardas bt Philip Marsh (Apr 16) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentToby Spearpoint bt Philip Marsh (Apr 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match at Ridgeway park with a lot of deuce games. Good to be out and playing again. Thanks Philip"  -- Toby
Greg Simkins bt Byron Mardas (Apr 8) 6-1, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Cecil Sagoe [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tom Wehrle [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Eclair Lumu [W1] 2
  4. Rosa Ryou [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Linda Edwards [L2]
  6. Anton Short
  7. Deborah McPherson withdrawn
  8. Vanessa Bingle 10.2

Match Results:

Cecil Sagoe bt Tom Wehrle (Apr 22) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentEclair Lumu bt Rosa Ryou (Apr 19) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match! "  -- Rosa
Cecil Sagoe bt Rosa Ryou (Apr 18) 6-0, 6-0
Cecil Sagoe bt Linda Edwards (Apr 12) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentTom Wehrle bt Rosa Ryou (Apr 12) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great game on a lovely sunny evening; thanks very much!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Wehrle bt Linda Edwards (Apr 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A great first game to start the tournament. Thanks very much!"  -- Tom

Results

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

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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