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Collapse AllWaltham Forest Singles - Round 11 | Thursday 8 November 2018 to Wednesday 16 January 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 December 2018)

A competitive winter round in Waltham Forest with a couple of close and exciting races for the group crowns. Thanks to everyone who took part and we hope you enjoyed your time on court, despite the weather being "too cold for tennis" at times. Here's to many more matches throughout 2019!

Group Summary:

It was a close run thing for the gold in group one, with Ilya and Sol finishing level on six points at the top. Ultimately it all comes down to their head to head and after " a lot of running and dealing with pressure" it was Ilya who emerged triumphant over two tight sets to back up his promotion with another title winning display - well played both. Kudos to Stuart for scheduling well to score bonus points and a prize.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ilya Tkachiov 10.2 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Sol Ali [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Dan Kramer [W1, L1] 3
  4. Bogdan Sturzu [W1, L1] 2
  5. Stuart Younger 8.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andy McGlynn
  7. Tristan Paton

Match Results:

Ilya Tkachiov bt Bogdan Sturzu (Jan 13) 6-0, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSol Ali bt Dan Kramer (Jan 4) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Sol, plenty of running and very close games with some great shots made. The third set was decided on a tie break which Sol closed out 8-6"  -- Dan
Reveal CommentIlya Tkachiov bt Stuart Younger (Dec 9) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What a workout that match was! I was completely knackered by the end of it. Thanks for the game, Stu."  -- Ilya
Reveal CommentSol Ali bt Stuart Younger (Nov 30) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good FUN game! We played on a shale surface indoors. I have played on that for the last month so I had the advantage. Stuart took that on and was a fantastic sportsman. "  -- Sol
Reveal CommentDan Kramer bt Stuart Younger (Nov 25) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, conditions were cold and the court a little slippery, it took a while for the balls to warm up, Stu put up a great game of tennis and most of the games were long deuce games. "  -- Dan
Reveal CommentIlya Tkachiov bt Sol Ali (Nov 21) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Sol for a fantastic match. There was a lot of running and dealing with pressure. I think we both played very decent level tennis. A separate thanks for introducing me to the Connaught Club, so far the best venue I have been to! GG!"  -- Ilya
Bogdan Sturzu bt Sol Ali (Nov 11) 6-3, 6-2

Group Summary:

Michael played every match and earned bonus points to leave nothing to chance in the race for the prize. This proved to be a successful strategy as he held his nerve to add four tough wins to his tally and climb into the lead. Eric also showed scheduling prowess and with three victories and a point from an epic defeat to Chris under his belt too, he narrowly clinches the silver. Now third placed Chris finished undefeated from his four matches and this included victories over both of the top two, so what might have happened had he played a couple more?

Final Rankings:

  1. Michael Kenny [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Eric Huang 10.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Bell [W4] 8
  4. Vladislav Tsvetanov [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Toby Spearpoint 10.1 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. James Dilworth [W1, L3] 4
  7. Rob Edge [L2]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChris Bell bt Toby Spearpoint (Jan 13) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Epic match....."  -- Chris
Michael Kenny bt Vladislav Tsvetanov (Jan 6) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4
Vladislav Tsvetanov bt James Dilworth (Dec 16) 6-2, 7-6
Reveal CommentChris Bell bt Eric Huang (Dec 15) 6-7, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Probably too cold for tennis, but good fun. Thanks for the match Eric."  -- Chris
Chris Bell bt Vladislav Tsvetanov (Dec 9) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentChris Bell bt Michael Kenny (Dec 8) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good game on a windy Saturday morning."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentEric Huang bt Vladislav Tsvetanov (Dec 2) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Vlad has a wicked serve, really difficult to play against when he's hitting them well. thanks for the game!"  -- Eric
Michael Kenny bt James Dilworth (Dec 2) 4-6, 7-6, [10-8]
Michael Kenny bt Rob Edge (Nov 30) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentEric Huang bt Toby Spearpoint (Nov 25) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "thanks for the game Toby. it was very competitive in the first set where you had a couple of set points. You kept attacking my backhand but i eventually managed to find some consistency from that side. thank you and see you around"  -- Eric
James Dilworth bt Rob Edge (Nov 24) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentMichael Kenny bt Toby Spearpoint (Nov 23) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with Michael playing the angles well. I couldn't find my form and my game was off all round. But that takes nothing away from Michael's well deserved victory. Good fun. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentVladislav Tsvetanov bt Toby Spearpoint (Nov 20) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was cold, it was wet, it was epic. A great match with both of us greatly improved since our last match. There was a lot going on and some great rallies. A lot of deuces and a lot of great shots. In the end, Vlad won and deservedly so. Fatigue got the better of me in the end. Great match. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentToby Spearpoint bt James Dilworth (Nov 18) 4-6, 7-5, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "This was an epic match. So epic that we had to play a tie break in lieu of a third set due to failing light. Almost every game at deuce. Took some time for us both to find our serve but some great rallies were had. Could have gone either way. Thanks James. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentEric Huang bt Michael Kenny (Nov 14) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "very slippery - and so many deuces! in the end a tough match with lots of back and forth. thanks for the match!"  -- Eric