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Collapse AllWandsworth All Star Singles - Round 29 | Thursday 18 July 2019 to Wednesday 11 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 August 2019)

The hot and sticky summer round is over, and though a few groups didn't get as many matches played as we would have liked, over all nearly 60% of matches were played in this bumper-sized round. Looking for the cooler play of the autumn round - see you next time!

Group Summary:

A great return to the Wandsworth league for Omar who, seasoned league player as he is, managed to schedule a good proportion of his matches and won a convincing four of them. Well done to him, but also to Simon whose huge determination even in the face of losses was rewarded with second place. Grab your bonus points, win sets off your opponents and even if you only win one match you can still have an excellent round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Omar Cader 6.2 [W4, L1] 8 WINNER
  2. Simon Gravatt 8.1 [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ozan Turkoglu 10.1 [W2, UF1] 5
  4. Paul Burditt [W2, L1] 5
  5. Graham Starkey [W2, L1] 4
  6. Nicolas Bidon 8.1 [W1, L1, UF1] 2
  7. Pavlos Alexias 7.2 [W1, L1] 2
  8. Thomas Fowler 8.1 [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNicolas Bidon bt Simon Gravatt (Sep 8) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect weather for it."  -- Nicolas
Reveal CommentPaul Burditt bt Pavlos Alexias (Aug 26) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We always seem to play on the hottest day of the year and this was no exception! Good match, but we both slightly wilted towards the end..."  -- Paul
Ozan Turkoglu bt Thomas Fowler (Aug 24) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentGraham Starkey bt Omar Cader (Aug 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult conditions with a slippery court and a rather windy morning. Great to meet you Omar and looking forward to the next game."  -- Graham
Reveal CommentOmar Cader bt Nicolas Bidon (Aug 15) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Real high quality battle with Nicolas, with many long hard hitting rallies. Nicolas deserved to win the first set, having been 3-0 up and holding 4 or 5 set points at 5-3 and 5-4. I hung in there, and eventually the 10k run and 30k cycle he had already completed that day caught up with him later in the second set. If that was me, I would be struggling to stand up, let alone play a tennis match! "  -- Omar
Reveal CommentNicolas Bidon v Ozan Turkoglu (Aug 11) 0-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Had to stop due to thunderstorm. Court was to wet for us to resume afterwards "  -- Nicolas
Reveal CommentPaul Burditt bt Graham Starkey (Aug 7) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, although I feel guilty about the number of netcords I got in the first set!!"  -- Paul

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentOmar Cader bt Paul Burditt (Aug 5) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight battle with Paul in fly infested Tooting Bec. Both of us struggled on our backhands on the astroturf, and in the fading light opted to play a tie break instead of a third set. Nothing but a few points in it, Paul has a very effective and accurate flat forehand! Well played"  -- Omar
Reveal CommentOmar Cader bt Thomas Fowler (Aug 2) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Titanic battle in the first set, as I struggled to hit effective approach shots as well as Tom passing me at will. Second set I managed a lot better returns on Tom's big first serve and there were a few more unforced errors from his side of the net. With a faster second serve, and more regular matches Tom will be a force in the leagues due to the variety in his game. Hope to play again soon!"  -- Omar
Reveal CommentSimon Gravatt bt Thomas Fowler (Aug 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Shame to break my losing run. I liked the oddity of being two points clear at the top of the group despite having been comprehensively beaten in all my four games. I asked Tom to give me a set because it was my birthday. He generously gifted me two. Mind you, he had a brilliant excuse - this was the first game after breaking his hand 7 weeks ago. The excuse I had lined up of being even older and more infirm was nowhere as good. I might have won the tennis, but he thrashed me with his excuse!"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentOmar Cader bt Simon Gravatt (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play with Simon after many years since our last meeting. I have added a net game since the last time, and used it to good effect here, especially once my forehand errors starting racking up. Simon will be moving on to bigger and better things after this round, and wish him all the best with new projects. From one awkward lefty to another, its been a pleasure! "  -- Omar
Reveal CommentGraham Starkey bt Simon Gravatt (Jul 28) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you Simon. Thanks for a good game!"  -- Graham
Reveal CommentPavlos Alexias bt Simon Gravatt (Jul 23) 0-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tough conditions with really high temperatures. In the first set, Simon was extremely consistent without making a single unforced error. Luckily for me, I managed to find some rhythm in the second set and close this up. Thank you, Simon, for the nice game!"  -- Pavlos
Reveal CommentOzan Turkoglu bt Simon Gravatt (Jul 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Simon is good athlete and good player. He needs to improve his serve and his backhand. Thanks for the game"  -- Ozan

Group Summary:

Fantastic league debut for Lauren who played more matches than anyone else and won more of them too! Her battle with James (our runner up) looks like a scorcher in more ways than one. A few more matches were not played than ideal and Mark, for one, who beat Lauren in their head-to-head was well placed to have challenged for the group win. But you have to play those matches to claim the crown. Well done again to Lauren.

Final Rankings:

  1. Lauren Stewart [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. James Wakefield 9.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jack Gravestock 9.2 [W1, UF1] 3
  4. Mark McKinley [W1, UF1] 3
  5. Rory Symes [W1] 2
  6. Samuel Hall [L2, UF2] 2
  7. James Gilbertson [L1]
  8. Alex Webb 7.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSamuel Hall v Jack Gravestock (Aug 29) 7-5, 3-6, 4-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "We were exactly evenly matched, so much so that we felt like we were playing ourselves. Unfortunately the lights shut off on us after 2 hours, right before the end of the third set. Both players are happy to take the tie overall. Enjoyable game and evening. Cheers."  -- Samuel
Reveal CommentSamuel Hall v Mark McKinley (Aug 27) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match on a warm evening. Very evenly matched players, and after 2 hours of play, at 10pm we had to stop due to the courts closing for the night at a one set each. Happy enough with the tie, it was an enjoyable match. Cheers."  -- Samuel
Mark McKinley bt Lauren Stewart (Aug 17) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, [10-6]

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLauren Stewart bt James Wakefield (Aug 12) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match James - thanks for a good run around. "  -- Lauren
Reveal CommentRory Symes bt James Wakefield (Aug 6) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with long rallies. "  -- Rory
Reveal CommentJames Wakefield bt Samuel Hall (Aug 1) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match, bit scrappy from both players but closer than the score suggested. Look forward to a re-match"  -- James
Lauren Stewart bt Samuel Hall (Jul 29) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentJack Gravestock bt Alex Webb (Jul 28) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close game indeed and enjoyable. My racket broke in the first set and Alex kindly lent me his spare. Thanks for the racket Alex and a great game. Good luck in the rest of the league! Jack"  -- Jack
Reveal CommentLauren Stewart bt James Gilbertson (Jul 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in 33 degree heat! Thanks James"  -- Lauren

Group Summary:

Vivien jumped back (after a break from the league) into a group full of scintillating battles, and he was at the centre of a good few of them. Well done then for emerging unscathed, five wins later, to take the group by some margin. Michael, whose own match with Vivien was very competitve, grabs the silver. Great group everyone.

Final Rankings:

  1. Vivien Heullant [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Michael Sutherland 9.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Filippo Conz 10.1 [W2, L2, UF1] 6
  4. Andrew Gillian [W1, L2, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nigel McMechan 8.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ashley Lewis [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Carlos Vega Alonso 7.2 [W1, L2] 4
  8. Thomas Mayer

Match Results:

Carlos Vega Alonso bt Nigel McMechan (Aug 30) 7-5, 2-6, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVivien Heullant bt Filippo Conz (Aug 29) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately we weren't not able to finish the match this time. After leading 4/1, 0-40 I lost my way and Philippo gained the first set on an over 1h set. We weren't able to finish the second set but hopefully to be continued later this week ! "  -- Vivien
  • "We managed to finish the match despite both of us not feeling our best, was not the greatest of tennis a few good rallies and inspired shots on both sides. Very tight second set with a tie break that could have gone either way. Thks for the game Filippo, hopefully we can play again and play some better tennis soon ! Have a great holiday :)," -- Vivien
Reveal CommentFilippo Conz v Andrew Gillian (Aug 26) 6-2, 5-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Friendly, competitive and thoroughly enjoyable match with plenty of interesting rallies - points were almost exclusively about strategy and precision rather than power and stamina. Thanks Andrew for a great game, looking forward to the next one!"  -- Filippo
Reveal CommentMichael Sutherland bt Filippo Conz (Aug 21) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "An epic match over two and a half pretty grueling hours that swung one way and then the other. I was down 3 games in both sets and managed to claw my way back. Almost every game went to deuce, we consistently had rallies of 7 or 8 shots plus, and we even had to put the floodlights on (and extend them!!) to make it through to the end. Thoroughly enjoyable. Very tiring. Very glad we didn't need a 3rd set as we might still be there now!!!"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentFilippo Conz bt Nigel McMechan (Aug 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The match was tighter than the score suggests, with many deuce games and interesting rallies. Probably a little more consistency gave me the upper hand. Thanks Nigel and good luck!"  -- Filippo
Reveal CommentAndrew Gillian bt Nigel McMechan (Aug 9) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match in very very windy conditions. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentFilippo Conz bt Ashley Lewis (Aug 8) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Match started before sunset and ended in twilight, with the tide shifting a couple of times. Lots of fun rallies and interesting final ten minutes in dim light, when serves became really hard to return... Thanks Ashley for a great match, good luck!"  -- Filippo
Nigel McMechan bt Michael Sutherland (Aug 8) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentVivien Heullant bt Andrew Gillian (Aug 7) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies ! Could have gone either way in the third. Better intensity for me in th first butit switched off to Andrew on the second. Tight beginning of third set but then managed to get some intensity back and found some great serves. Really good game. All the best for the rest of the league Andrew and definitely need a rematch soon!"  -- Vivien
Reveal CommentMichael Sutherland bt Andrew Gillian (Aug 4) 6-0, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An up and down game that swung wildly one way then the other, but very enjoyable none the less. Thanks."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentVivien Heullant bt Ashley Lewis (Aug 3) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thks for the game Ashley. Hope you enjoy the rest of the matches ! "  -- Vivien
Reveal CommentVivien Heullant bt Nigel McMechan (Aug 2) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "All the best for the rest of the league and be fit ! Hope your blister get better soon ! Nice to meet you and see you around. "  -- Vivien
Reveal CommentVivien Heullant bt Michael Sutherland (Jul 28) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies despite a few too many unforced error both sides. Fun game to play, all the best for the rest of the tournament Michael ! Thank you and hopefully see you soon for a hit :)"  -- Vivien
Reveal CommentMichael Sutherland bt Carlos Vega Alonso (Jul 25) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game in oppressive conditions that went back and forth. Thanks Carlos."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentAshley Lewis bt Carlos Vega Alonso (Jul 21) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match, in some very warm conditions."  -- Ashley

Group Summary:

Greg follows up his group win last time with another triumph, but it was a close run thing. He and Romulo both finished with ten points each so the round is settled by their head-to-head, a marvelous match that went the distance. Well done to them both and to the chasing pack in this exciting group.

Final Rankings:

  1. Greg Riddell [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Romulo Gomes [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Matthew Wah [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jonathan Dudley [W1, L6] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. John Wild [W2, L1] 4
  6. Farid Chehraz 8.1 [W2, L1] 4
  7. Geoffrey Roe [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Greg Hall [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatthew Wah bt Jonathan Dudley (Sep 8) 4-6, 6-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game, cheers"  -- Matthew
John Wild bt Jonathan Dudley (Sep 4) 6-4, 6-3
John Wild bt Geoffrey Roe (Sep 1) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentRomulo Gomes bt Jonathan Dudley (Aug 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice match with good rallies. Thanks for nice tennis."  -- Romulo
Reveal CommentGeoffrey Roe bt Jonathan Dudley (Aug 13) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Some long rallies and close games."  -- Geoffrey
Reveal CommentFarid Chehraz bt Romulo Gomes (Aug 13) 5-7, 6-3, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with both players pushing eachother. Thanks Rom, hope to play again"  -- Farid
Greg Riddell bt Jonathan Dudley (Aug 7) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentFarid Chehraz bt Jonathan Dudley (Aug 4) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with some close games and long rallies. Thanks Jonathan"  -- Farid

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGreg Riddell bt Romulo Gomes (Aug 3) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for game Roms! Blew me off the court in the first set and I think fatigued played it's parts as the match went on. Hopefully play again soon."  -- Greg
Reveal CommentRomulo Gomes bt Matthew Wah (Aug 1) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good player. Happy for winning in 2 sets. All the best on the rest of season."  -- Romulo
Reveal CommentMatthew Wah bt John Wild (Jul 31) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "great match, cheers"  -- Matthew
Jonathan Dudley bt Greg Hall (Jul 28) 6-2, 6-1
Matthew Wah bt Geoffrey Roe (Jul 28) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentRomulo Gomes bt Geoffrey Roe (Jul 25) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Awesome match with nice rallies. All the best for the rest of the season. Roms"  -- Romulo
  • "Very much outplayed but good fun, even if it was 38 degrees!" -- Geoffrey
Reveal CommentGreg Riddell bt Farid Chehraz (Jul 25) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Top game, some huge rallies in difficult conditions. Thanks for the game Farid"  -- Greg
Reveal CommentGreg Riddell bt Geoffrey Roe (Jul 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close game with some great rallies with lots a variety. Thanks for the games Geoff."  -- Greg

Group Summary:

With several newcomers to the league in this group it was always going to be interesting to see how it shook out. In the end, though several players pushed him quite hard, Andrei proved to have the measure of the task, amassing a very impressive seven victories - a full house of wins! Promotion awaits. Well done as will to Tom, the runner up, for making it as close as her did!

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrei Popovici [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tom Watson [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Tisch [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Stewart Crowe [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Adam Cooper [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Fabrizio Digiovinazzo [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Alexander Edwards 10.1 [W1, L3] 2
  8. Nicholas Cottrell [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrei Popovici bt Nicholas Cottrell (Sep 8) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice "  -- Andrei
Reveal CommentTom Watson bt Alexander Edwards (Sep 5) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "By far one of the longest and trickiest wins I've had in a while. Good game Alex"  -- Tom
Stewart Crowe bt Alexander Edwards (Aug 30) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentTom Watson bt Nicholas Cottrell (Aug 26) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game against Nick, but think we were both impacted by the temperature in the high 20s "  -- Tom

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndrei Popovici bt Alexander Edwards (Aug 15) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great lefty player, first set reflected the potential of both players. The second set .... Hope to play again soon."  -- Andrei
Reveal CommentTom Watson bt Stewart Crowe (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close game, had the second set gone the other way, so would have the match"  -- Tom
Alexander Edwards bt Fabrizio Digiovinazzo (Aug 11) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentStewart Crowe bt Adam Cooper (Aug 10) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Awesome game with Stewart. Great player with an assortment of killer shots, especially the back hand slice! Well done on the win. Well deserved! "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAndrei Popovici bt Adam Cooper (Aug 8) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very solid player, many returns. Good luck with the rest of the matches. Maybe we play again soon"  -- Andrei
Reveal CommentTom Watson bt Daniel Tisch (Aug 6) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with some great rallies against a player who never gives up"  -- Tom
Andrei Popovici bt Fabrizio Digiovinazzo (Aug 5) 6-2, 6-2
Tom Watson bt Fabrizio Digiovinazzo (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-2
Fabrizio Digiovinazzo bt Nicholas Cottrell (Aug 3) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndrei Popovici bt Tom Watson (Aug 3) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match against Tom. I don't know how I won this. Hope to play again a rematch at least."  -- Andrei
Reveal CommentAndrei Popovici bt Daniel Tisch (Aug 1) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play against Daniel, a lot of top spin. A player with a lot of potential"  -- Andrei
Reveal CommentAndrei Popovici bt Stewart Crowe (Jul 28) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a great match to play with Stewart. The score is not reflecting the reality. Hope to play again Stewart!"  -- Andrei
Reveal CommentAdam Cooper bt Nicholas Cottrell (Jul 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Adam played a solid match. Offering very few unforced errors and he was formidable at the net. "  -- Nicholas
Daniel Tisch bt Adam Cooper (Jul 26) 6-4, 6-3
Daniel Tisch bt Nicholas Cottrell (Jul 21) 6-1, 6-1

Group Summary:

The numbers game can be cruel. Patrick and Paul tied on points but though Patrick had more wins, Paul (making his Wansdworth debut) still wins the group. Why? Sadly no head-to-head between the two was played but a walkover was conceded. Well done to both players but with commemorations to Patrick, its Paul who wins the crown.

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Spence 8.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Patrick Williams [W5, L1] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Pippa Brady 9.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tim Bifield [W2, L1, UF1] 5
  5. Ben Withington [W2, L4] 5
  6. Jiva Finn [W1, L4] 2
  7. Jason Jacques 10.2 [L3, UF1] 1
  8. Marc Siese 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPippa Brady bt Ben Withington (Sep 7) 6-2, 7-6 (7-0)

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough fought yet enjoyable match that took over two hours..am knackered. Thanks for the game Ben. "  -- Pippa
Reveal CommentBen Withington bt Jiva Finn (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately I had an ankle injury, couldn't put pressure on my foot and no mobility on the court. Hopefully give Ben a better match when I am not injured. Cheers." - Jiva

Match of the Group:

Patrick Williams bt Ben Withington (Sep 3) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentPatrick Williams bt Jiva Finn (Sep 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately I had an ankle injury, couldn't put pressure on my foot and in the end I had no mobility on the court. Rather than give a walk over i tried to play. Hopefully give Patrick a better match when I am not injured." - Jiva
Patrick Williams bt Tim Bifield (Sep 2) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentJiva Finn bt Jason Jacques (Aug 22) 2-2 Jason Jacques Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately JJ retired with a calf injury when we were both starting to warm up. Good luck with the injury mate."  -- Jiva
Ben Withington bt Jason Jacques (Aug 19) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
Pippa Brady bt Jiva Finn (Aug 11) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentTim Bifield v Jason Jacques (Aug 9) 7-6 (7-5) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Looking forward to playing the second set! "  -- Tim
Reveal CommentPaul Spence bt Jiva Finn (Aug 7) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Paul gave me a tennis lesson," -- Jiva
Patrick Williams bt Jason Jacques (Aug 5) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentTim Bifield bt Pippa Brady (Aug 5) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game. Hope to get a chance to play again when it isn't windy! "  -- Tim
Paul Spence bt Patrick Williams (Aug 2) Walkover
Tim Bifield bt Ben Withington (Jul 31) 6-3, 7-6
Reveal CommentPaul Spence bt Ben Withington (Jul 29) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some great rallies!"  -- Paul
Patrick Williams bt Pippa Brady (Jul 22) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentPaul Spence bt Pippa Brady (Jul 20) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable and tight match with lots of long rallies and really could have gone either way"  -- Paul

Group Summary:

Marvin makes it back to back group wins, but it was a close run thing. Indeed Alexander can count himself a little unlucky not to have topped the group himself. Having narrowly beaten Marvin in a terrific three-setter, the point Marvin claimed in that match was just enough to tip the scales in his favour. Well done both and to James who wins a very creditable bronze.

Final Rankings:

  1. Marvin Pfaffe [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alexander Yeldham 9.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. James Bateman [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Gornall 10.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Henry Swindell 10.1 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ben Gandy [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Alexander Lyon [L3]
  8. Daniel Lowther 8.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlexander Yeldham bt Alexander Lyon (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game Alex! Was great meeting you and hope you sign up for the next league, there are some great shots there. "  -- Alexander
Reveal CommentMarvin Pfaffe bt Alexander Lyon (Sep 7) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Alex! Keen to have a rematch in better conditions ;-) well played! "  -- Marvin
Reveal CommentAlexander Yeldham bt Daniel Lowther (Sep 5) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against Daniel, with me scraping through due to a lot of luck. Daniel played a really great game with consistent serving and a solid backhand! "  -- Alexander
Reveal CommentMarvin Pfaffe bt Daniel Lowther (Aug 29) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank for the great match Daniel! Some impossible short slice gave it a good run. - Marvin "  -- Marvin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlexander Yeldham bt Marvin Pfaffe (Aug 20) 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent battle. Looking forward to competing "  -- Alexander
  • "Fantastic match with Marvin, a real battle of serves, Marvin played some fantastic stuff and I was very lucky to come out on top," -- Alex
James Bateman bt Henry Swindell (Aug 16) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJames Bateman bt Alexander Lyon (Aug 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game in extremely challenging wind conditions... both players had to work very hard just to keep the ball in play, with some very unpredictable bounces. Well played!"  -- James
Reveal CommentMarvin Pfaffe bt Henry Swindell (Aug 10) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Second set was good fun but throughout the whole match heavy winds made it impossible to play long Rallies. Would have been a whole different game under normal conditions!"  -- Marvin
Reveal CommentAndrew Gornall bt Ben Gandy (Aug 8) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a game! Back and forth all the way, momentum changing all over the place, lots of great winners. If 2-3 points went the other way I could have lost in straight sets. Great game Ben - let's do it again soon!"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentMarvin Pfaffe bt Andrew Gornall (Aug 6) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After the game against Ben I thought it wouldn’t be possible to run more miles in a single match. But I learnt differently this match! Lots of long really, almost all games into deuce and impossible-angle shots on both sides! Great game and great fun. Cheers, Marvin"  -- Marvin
Reveal CommentHenry Swindell bt Ben Gandy (Aug 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - good to play a fellow rugby player! Hope to play again soon as thought it was evenly matched and hotly contested"  -- Henry
James Bateman bt Ben Gandy (Aug 1) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndrew Gornall bt Alexander Yeldham (Aug 1) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really great, back and forth game. Most fun I've had on a court in a long time! Good luck for the rest of the games Alex and we'll hopefully have another hit soon. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAlexander Yeldham bt Henry Swindell (Jul 28) 7-5, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really tight match where the momentum switched multiple times. Very enjoyable and some hard hitting rallies making it a tough match! Cheers Alex, best of luck for the remaining matches!"  -- Henry
Reveal CommentJames Bateman bt Marvin Pfaffe (Jul 26) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very nervous first set without a chance against James. Second set had saw some great shots but after all the better player took it home - well deserved! "  -- Marvin
Reveal CommentAlexander Yeldham bt James Bateman (Jul 22) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking match played in sweltering heat! Really back and forth and it could have very easily gone either way. Well played James "  -- Alexander
Reveal CommentMarvin Pfaffe bt Ben Gandy (Jul 21) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What a great match! The first set took over an hour and afterwards I felt like just having run a half-marathon. Was good fun and had great shots on both sides throughout the match!"  -- Marvin

Group Summary:

What a great set of matches. New players and seasoned league hands, every weather condition you can imagine, numerous matches that went the distance and of course ultimately, a winner. Well done to Richard who saw off some strong challenges and put defeat to Enrico behind him to move clear at the top of the table. Oliver and Enrico tied in second place but the runner-up position goes to Oliver as he beat Enrico in their head-to-head.

Final Rankings:

  1. Richard Zambuni [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Oliver Poole [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Enrico Ferrero [W5, L1] 10
  4. Joe Carswell 9.2 [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Amar Campbell 8.1 [W2, L3] 5
  6. Tom Pridham [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Seth Jackson [L5] 2
  8. Danny Clarke [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Pridham bt Seth Jackson (Sep 10) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Seth for a really enjoyable game to finish the round. Good luck with Year 13! My first league and I have loved it, everyone I met was so nice and the matches were played in a Corinthian spirit. Thank you."  -- Tom
Enrico Ferrero bt Tom Pridham (Sep 7) 6-1, 6-2
Enrico Ferrero bt Seth Jackson (Sep 5) 5-7, 6-0, 6-1
Richard Zambuni bt Amar Campbell (Sep 3) Walkover
Enrico Ferrero bt Amar Campbell (Sep 1) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentAmar Campbell bt Joe Carswell (Aug 31) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Joe for lovely morning of tennis and we actually managed to finish this one on time! Really like the work you have done on the backhand side, some really great winners from there today. Best of luck with your remaining matches..."  -- Amar
Enrico Ferrero bt Joe Carswell (Aug 28) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), [11-9]
Richard Zambuni bt Seth Jackson (Aug 23) 6-0, 6-2
Oliver Poole bt Seth Jackson (Aug 19) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentOliver Poole bt Enrico Ferrero (Aug 18) 7-6 (7-1), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Enrico and good luck with the rest of the season! "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentRichard Zambuni bt Oliver Poole (Aug 13) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "A game of two halves - in the first set, Ollie made more errors than I and in the second set he tidied up his game and put me under pressure. The second set could have gone either way. A good game overall. Good luck with your upcoming games Ollie."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Zambuni bt Danny Clarke (Aug 9) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a game with three players on the court; Danny, me, and the really gusty wind. It was really difficult to get any rhythm to the game with even the toss for the serve being tricky. Danny adapted better than I did to the wind in the second set, but in the end I just pulled ahead."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentOliver Poole bt Amar Campbell (Aug 4) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game and Amar was really friendly - almost too friendly by giving me tips for what bit of his game to target! Well played and good luck for the rest of the season"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentOliver Poole bt Joe Carswell (Aug 3) 7-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a really enjoyable game to introduce me to the local tennis leagues! Well played with some great points"  -- Oliver

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRichard Zambuni bt Joe Carswell (Aug 1) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very hard fought game I have to say - but all in a very good spirit. We had similar games which made finding openings for winning points tricky on both sides of the net. Well played Joe and good luck with your remaining games."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentAmar Campbell bt Tom Pridham (Jul 31) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Tom for a great match this morning! Some really nice shots played particularly on the forehand side. Best of luck with the rest of your matches..."  -- Amar
Enrico Ferrero bt Richard Zambuni (Jul 28) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentJoe Carswell bt Tom Pridham (Jul 26) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Bit of a wet, slippy morning and the score is definitely not a true reflection of a very enjoyable game! Hope to play you again soon Tom!"  -- Joe
Reveal CommentRichard Zambuni bt Tom Pridham (Jul 24) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with Tom coming back to put me under pressure in the second set. Playing in the midday heat with temperatures of 90F+ made things harder work than usual, that's for sure. A third set would have been seen both of us pushed to the limit physically."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentJoe Carswell bt Seth Jackson (Jul 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • " Played on a beautiful evening, but unfortunately neither of us brought our A game! Seth is playing competitively for the first time in a long time and I was frankly all over the place! Hopefully we both improve as the games go on ."  -- Joe

Group Summary:

Now there were too many matches not played (was it just too hot?) to make any definitive statements about who was the best player over all, but if you take the matches that were played you have to hand the laurels to Lucio. An efficient run of three wins that also netted bonus points gives him the group win this time. Christopher and Daniel tied for second place but the silver goes to Christopher by virtue of his head-to-head victory.

Final Rankings:

  1. Lucio Lauria [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Christopher Fletcher 9.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Fernandes [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Wonil Son [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alec Buchanan [L1]
  6. Ashley Minshull [L2]
  7. Keith Kehoe
  8. Matthew Mcgeever 9.2

Match Results:

Daniel Fernandes bt Ashley Minshull (Aug 14) 6-3, 6-4
Daniel Fernandes bt Wonil Son (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-2
Lucio Lauria bt Daniel Fernandes (Aug 2) 6-1, 6-1
Lucio Lauria bt Wonil Son (Aug 1) 6-2, 6-4
Lucio Lauria bt Christopher Fletcher (Jul 29) 6-3, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChristopher Fletcher bt Daniel Fernandes (Jul 29) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Daniel. A very tough and close first set which went on over an hour. Lots of good rallies too. Good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentWonil Son bt Ashley Minshull (Jul 25) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The hottest day in my life. 39 Celsius Degree is phenomenal. It cooled down a bit like 33-34Celsius when we start play but it was still hot. Moreover, the rain shower came across just a few minutes before the match. It was humid and slippery surface. It was the worst condition of the court for weather and court itself. But the match was amazing. We played like professional players with towels and a bottle of waters. Without them, the match could not finish. Definitely, one of the best match in my life against Ash. He was kind and good player. I would like to play against him again at some point."  -- Wonil
Reveal CommentChristopher Fletcher bt Alec Buchanan (Jul 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Alec, a good, competitive game with a few swings of who was on top. Good luck in the rest of the round. "  -- Christopher

Group Summary:

What a dedicated group! Players took to the court on some of the hottest days of the year and then sought out some wet and slippery ones too. It was an endurance test won in the end by Charlie who came through some marathons to win the group undefeated. Steve kept the race as close as he could while also holding off a solid challenge from Nikola. Great play everyone.

Final Rankings:

  1. Charlie Bennett 10.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Steve Parry 9.2 [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nikola Brbora [W4, L2] 8
  4. Richard Gorman 9.1 [W3, L3] 8
  5. Sirish Patel [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Kallah Harpreet 10.1 [W3, L4] 7
  7. Francois Theis 9.2 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Ashley Jones [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNikola Brbora bt Richard Gorman (Sep 6) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "(Trying again as I managed to swap scores between two people, my bad for not paying attention!) It was a great match and the score really does not reflect that it was quite close with many deuce games. In the end it became more of an ice skating conest as wind and rain in the third set made for some challenging conditions."  -- Nikola
Nikola Brbora bt Sirish Patel (Sep 5) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentCharlie Bennett bt Sirish Patel (Sep 5) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close and competitive match."  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentKallah Harpreet bt Francois Theis (Sep 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good fun match with a great guy who’s becoming a familiar rival in this league! "  -- Kallah
Reveal CommentSteve Parry bt Kallah Harpreet (Aug 29) 5-7, 6-3, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Another close and fun match. We played a long close first set which Kallah deservedly won. Particularly with the shot of the match. A backhand drop shot that span so much it bounced back over the net! I managed to serve a little better in the second and get in front in the set. We didn't have much time to finish so played the match tie break. It's was close with some great long rallies. Thanks Kallah, good luck in the remaining matches. "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentNikola Brbora bt Kallah Harpreet (Aug 25) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Even though it was morning, it was scorching hot hot hot. We were both playing like a desert wanderer who has not seen water for days, sluggishly and gingerly. Every change of ends was relished! But Kallahs backbend was still unaffected and it came down to a few unforced long shots that cost him the match. Could have gone either way!"  -- Nikola
Reveal CommentKallah Harpreet bt Richard Gorman (Aug 24) 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always a tough affair when facing Richard and this match proved that a victory wasn’t going to come easy. The first set saw Richard use his forehand to pick out winners which i slowly figured out how to neutralise in the second set just as light was fading. The third set which was played a few weeks later didn’t really see the best go each of us as we were both shattered from our previous days games but i had just enough to clinch victory! Looking forward to another battle. "  -- Kallah
Reveal CommentRichard Gorman bt Sirish Patel (Aug 23) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A gruelling but enjoyable match between two evenly matched players. Lots of long rallies, a duece match that seemed to last the length of a set, a game apiece won on a net-cord and two exhausted players at the end. Thanks for the match Sirish!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentSteve Parry bt Nikola Brbora (Aug 23) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very hot sunny conditions which became energy sapping after a close hard fought set. Luckily I managed to get ahead in the second and hold on despite a number of close games. Thanks for the match Nik, good luck in your other matches and look forward to playing again."  -- Steve
Reveal CommentRichard Gorman bt Steve Parry (Aug 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Steve again, and another enjoyable game that was evenly matched. Thanks Steve."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentCharlie Bennett bt Kallah Harpreet (Aug 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with some great rallies and hard fought points"  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentRichard Gorman bt Francois Theis (Aug 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Francois again. A good game in the sun with lots of long rallies. Thanks Francois."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentSteve Parry bt Sirish Patel (Aug 14) 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "I think we were both questioning our sanity turning up at court in the drizzle after a full day of rain! However, it wasn't as slippy as expected and we managed to get playing and eventually the rain stopped (for a bit at least). This was a great match full of challenging points. Sirish took the first set after a series of perfect lobs and passing shots. My net play definitely needs work! In the second I managed to find a good run of first serves which always helps with momentum. In the final set, Sirish fought back well to pull ahead 4 - 2. At that point the light was fading so much it was hard to pick the ball up and it became a bit of a lottery! A draw would certainly have been a fair result. Thanks for the match Sirish!"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentSirish Patel bt Francois Theis (Aug 13) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for tennis...I think I had the luck this evening. Thanks Francois for the match and good luck with the rest..."  -- Sirish
Reveal CommentSirish Patel bt Kallah Harpreet (Aug 11) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great way to start a sunny Sunday morning...thanks for the match Kallah. Quite a tough one and was worried when you came back in the second set. Well played and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Sirish
Reveal CommentFrancois Theis bt Steve Parry (Aug 7) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent battle. Very tight and excellent serves!!"  -- Francois
Reveal CommentNikola Brbora bt Francois Theis (Aug 5) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was case of who could win their own service game first and avoiding unforced errors rather than going for winners ha."  -- Nikola
Charlie Bennett bt Nikola Brbora (Aug 4) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
Reveal CommentCharlie Bennett bt Richard Gorman (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match in challenging weather conditions."  -- Charlie

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCharlie Bennett bt Steve Parry (Aug 2) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and very very tight - The tie break could can gone either way."  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentCharlie Bennett bt Ashley Jones (Jul 26) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game and much closer and tighter than the scoreline suggests"  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentKallah Harpreet bt Ashley Jones (Jul 25) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great guy and match in probably the hottest day of the year. Either major tennis fans or crazy! "  -- Kallah
Reveal CommentSteve Parry bt Ashley Jones (Jul 22) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close first set which as the score proves could have gone either way. We ran out of time during the second but fortunately managed to meet up the next evening to finish the match. It was always going to be a case of who could start better from the restart and luckily that was me this time. Thanks for the match Ashley. Good luck in your others and hopefully we'll play again sometime.. "  -- Steve

Group Summary:

James kept his nose in from the whole round, winning all his matches including a tight tussled with runner up Simon. Jessica earns the bronze; though tied with Simon on points, she lost out in their head-to-head. Only a handful of matches not attempted in this nicely competitive group.

Final Rankings:

  1. James Everett 9.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Simon Thomas [W4, L1, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jessica Ryan [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Josh Holloway [W2, L4, UF1] 6
  5. Stephen Adams [W2, L2] 5
  6. Josh Haskett [W2, L2] 5
  7. Eddie Cameron [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Katie Collaro [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJosh Haskett bt Josh Holloway (Sep 11) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Josh hours before the deadline. So many quality rallys - i'm sure one was at least 30 shots..."  -- Josh
James Everett bt Katie Collaro (Sep 8) Walkover
Josh Haskett bt Katie Collaro (Sep 8) Walkover
Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Stephen Adams (Sep 5) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Stephen, good luck with the rest "  -- Jessica
Reveal CommentJosh Holloway bt Eddie Cameron (Sep 4) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game with Eddie - thanks for the great match and look forward to playing again!"  -- Josh
Reveal CommentJosh Holloway bt Katie Collaro (Sep 2) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game and great way to start the week!"  -- Josh
James Everett bt Josh Holloway (Sep 2) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Simon Thomas bt Jessica Ryan (Sep 1) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentStephen Adams bt Josh Holloway (Sep 1) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game - a very deserved win from Stephen, who ramped up in the second set, to my peril. Until next time...!"  -- Josh

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames Everett bt Simon Thomas (Sep 1) 1-6, 6-3, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Very close, enjoyable game. Lots of hard-fought points"  -- Simon
Simon Thomas v Josh Holloway (Aug 31) 6-3, 5-5 TBC
Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Katie Collaro (Aug 31) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Katie! Tough match with lots of close games and ralleys! Best of luck with the rest"  -- Jessica
Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Josh Haskett (Aug 29) 3-6, 6-1, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Josh with lots of long ralleys and close games, best of luck with the rest "  -- Jessica
Reveal CommentStephen Adams bt Eddie Cameron (Aug 13) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game, perfect afternoon."  -- Stephen
Simon Thomas bt Josh Haskett (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-3
Simon Thomas bt Eddie Cameron (Aug 10) 6-2, 6-1
James Everett bt Jessica Ryan (Aug 7) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Eddie Cameron (Aug 5) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Eddie, great game. Best of luck in the rest"  -- Jessica
Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Josh Holloway (Aug 2) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Josh! Lots of really good ralleys and close games. Best of luck in the rest of your matches"  -- Jessica
James Everett bt Eddie Cameron (Aug 2) 6-1, 6-3
James Everett bt Stephen Adams (Jul 23) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
Simon Thomas bt Katie Collaro (Jul 21) 6-1, 6-2

Group Summary:

A great battling performance by Jenny who used all her league and matchplay experience to top this group. Earning her bonus points definitely helped, but it was the excellent tennis that took her to the top of the table (only Don edged a win against her this round). Zahran and Don tied on points for second place but the silver goes to Zahran based on his narrow head-to-head win! Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jenny Hong 8.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Zahran Haque [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Don McGill 8.2 [W2, L1] 5
  4. Temidayo Adekanye [W1, L1] 3
  5. Sonny Saimbi 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Davide Serafini 10.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Zahran Haque bt Sonny Saimbi (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentZahran Haque bt Don McGill (Aug 25) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Great player. Really enjoyed the game. Quite a hot day"  -- Zahran
Reveal CommentJenny Hong bt Zahran Haque (Aug 15) 6-2, 5-7, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against Zahran who have his game great consideration to how he was going to play this game. The second set was very competitive and I’d only just edged a win with the third being 0-3 down to start the set. Thanks for a great game!"  -- Jenny
Temidayo Adekanye bt Sonny Saimbi (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentDon McGill bt Sonny Saimbi (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A nice evening of tennis. Thanks Sonny! "  -- Don
Reveal CommentJenny Hong bt Temidayo Adekanye (Jul 28) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Temi has an amazing serve and match play tactics which made this game really fun and competitive. It’s a real shame he lost a bit of steam in the final set, I was rooting for him to keep it up to make it more competitive which I don’t normally do! Thanks for a great game!"  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentJenny Hong bt Sonny Saimbi (Jul 21) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a nice game on a lovely early Sunday morning against Sonny. The second set was more competitive when Sonny got a lot more of his first serves in, which we’re brilliant serves. Thanks for great game Sonny, all the best with the rest of the round. "  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentDon McGill bt Jenny Hong (Jul 20) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "As always a competitive and challenging match against Jenny! We played our singles match right after our doubles so we were both warmed up and as usual we had some amazing rallies and most games had many deuces. Luckily I just managed to edge the second set tiebreak avoiding a third set that would have been tough as I was flagging a little towards the end. Great tennis Jenny and good luck with the rest of the round. D "  -- Don

Group Summary:

Although Anna didn't get going this time (don't be put off giving the league another go and don't forget we're here to help) the remaining players got stuck into some excellent tennis. Sandy could have increased his lead still further with bonus points but he got his win the hard way, not least by surviving an epic battle with runner up Julian. Well done all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Sandy Muir 10.2 [W4, UF1] 9 WINNER
  2. Julian Johnson [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Adam Day [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Maria Slater [W2, UF1] 5
  5. Catriona Cramond [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Charlotte Pittman [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Anna Stevenson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMaria Slater v Sandy Muir (Sep 7) 7-5, 6-7 (2-7) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing match, every game a tough rally. I had a nasty fall at the end which stopped us from playing on. Hoping to finish next week."  -- Maria

Match of the Group:

Sandy Muir bt Julian Johnson (Sep 5) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5)
Maria Slater bt Adam Day (Aug 31) 6-1, 6-0
Sandy Muir bt Charlotte Pittman (Aug 29) 6-1, 6-4
Sandy Muir bt Adam Day (Aug 22) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentJulian Johnson bt Catriona Cramond (Aug 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The score belies the closeness of the match. Catriona ran me around the court and hit some great winners. "  -- Julian
Julian Johnson bt Charlotte Pittman (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentCatriona Cramond bt Charlotte Pittman (Aug 12) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game under slippery conditions, glad we both stayed on our feet! Good luck with the rest of the league Charlotte"  -- Catriona
Julian Johnson bt Adam Day (Aug 12) 6-2, 6-3
Sandy Muir bt Catriona Cramond (Aug 8) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
Reveal CommentAdam Day bt Catriona Cramond (Aug 1) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match and very even. Service holds were rare and despite a drone annoying everyone it was played in great spirit."  -- Adam
Adam Day bt Charlotte Pittman (Jul 30) 6-2, 6-2
Maria Slater bt Charlotte Pittman (Jul 28) 6-3, 6-3

Group Summary:

Flying ants aside, this looks like a very enjoyable (if hot) group. With Charles unfortunately withdrawn early, every other match was played. Gordon lead the way and emerged undefeated to win the gold. But Andrew and Robin were very close behind. Thanks in part to being able to play Charles early on, the silver goes to Robin.

Final Rankings:

  1. Gordon Macrae [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Robin Jones [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andrew Thomas 9.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Shola Apena Rogers 10.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tom Hughes [L4] 2
  6. Charles Cummins [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobin Jones bt Tom Hughes (Aug 29) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was a great game of tennis with Tom, in the midday sun involving many deuce games. Tom's slice often caught me off-guard. Hope to play you again soon!"  -- Robin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentShola Apena Rogers bt Tom Hughes (Aug 20) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A nicely competitive match, played in really good spirits! a number of good rallies. Lovely to play you Tom, hope you've enjoyed your first time in the league!"  -- Shola
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt Shola Apena Rogers (Aug 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, Shola - the wet and gloomy weather was definitely in my favour. Good luck with the rest of the league. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentRobin Jones bt Shola Apena Rogers (Aug 11) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An immensely enjoyable Sunday afternoon match, with many close games. The second game of the match had about ten deuce points! Thanks for the great match Shola, best of luck with the remaining matches."  -- Robin
Reveal CommentGordon Macrae bt Andrew Thomas (Aug 10) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A highly entertaining encounter on a windswept Saturday afternoon. Andrew raced into a 4-0 lead and, serving at 15-40 in the fifth, I thought I was finished. But a handy combination of the wind and some fortunate lob shots allowed me back into the set and six wins on the bounce saw the set finish 6-4. The second set was equally tight, with some tight rallies and (seemingly endless) deuce games. At 4-3 I managed to get the break, eventually winning the set 6-3. Thanks for a great game, Andrew! "  -- Gordon
Reveal CommentGordon Macrae bt Robin Jones (Aug 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable game on a humid Wednesday evening. Numerous deuce games that could have gone either way and a lot of long, tense rallies. Interesting playing environment down at Wandsworth Park. A fair, heavy traffic, under the flight path and a cheeky squirrel contributed to a chaotic background to our match!"  -- Gordon
Reveal CommentGordon Macrae bt Shola Apena Rogers (Aug 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A hot, humid match on the astro-courts at Tooting Bec. The opening games of both sets were long, drawn-out affairs that went to multiple deuce points and seemed to set the tone for the rest of the match. The games were slower on the astro-court, which suited both of us under the sun (and with dodgy ankles apiece). Thanks for a great game, Shola and good luck with the rest of the round!"  -- Gordon
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt Robin Jones (Jul 30) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I don’t know about Robin, but I’m shattered. What great tennis! Long, long rallies. Many deuce games. But, most importantly, just good fun. The score line is deceptive. All three sets felt like the middle one, and, frankly the match could have gone either way. The last game saw three match points - and that sums it up! "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentRobin Jones bt Charles Cummins (Jul 25) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The match was scheduled on a Thursday that turned out to be record-breakingly hot at 37°C. The flying ants were out in force as well. The heat slowed both of us down, but a very enjoyable match was played. Thank you Charles, all the best for the rest of the league. Robin"  -- Robin
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt Tom Hughes (Jul 24) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Mad dogs and Englishmen! In sweltering 32° degree heat we played a fantastic three set match. Lots of very long rallies. With a set each, the third set started with a game that went to something like 20 deuce points. Although it was the first game of the set, it had an air of finality to it - after ten deuce points we knew that whoever won that game would probably win the match. And so it proved to be. Thanks for the two hours, Tom. Such a fantastic match. Good luck with the rest of the league. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentGordon Macrae bt Tom Hughes (Jul 23) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks, Tom! Good luck for the rest of the round."  -- Gordon

Group Summary:

In points-race tennis, you can't rest on your laurels, and Martin took full advantage of his scheduling skills to earn his bonus points and play more matches than anyone else. So, even though Matthew beat him in the round and was undefeated on three wins, Martin had the points to top the table. Paul and Declan tied on points but Paul just edged a win over Declan to claim the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Martin Bell [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Paul Swinton 9.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Declan Keane 9.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Matthew Linford [W3] 6
  5. Leah Coburn [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nayna Makwana [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMatthew Linford bt Martin Bell (Sep 8) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Very even with the momentum swinging back and forth several times. Hope to play again in future. Thanks Martin."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Linford bt Paul Swinton (Sep 7) 3-6, 1-0 Paul Swinton Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A really great competitive match in progress before Paul unfortunately pull his calf and had to retire. Hope to play again in the future!"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Linford bt Leah Coburn (Aug 28) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great, fun game - it felt a lot closer than the scoreline maybe suggests, especially in the second set. Thanks for the match Leah!"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentDeclan Keane bt Leah Coburn (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game in Leaders Garden."  -- Declan
Reveal CommentMartin Bell bt Leah Coburn (Aug 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Leah for the match - good to get it in despite the earlier rain and slippery conditions. Some nice forehand winners on both sides. Good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentPaul Swinton bt Declan Keane (Aug 4) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Declan for a punishing game played over 2 days. We killed one another in some of those rallies and deuce games. Thoroughly enjoyed it though. Thanks for a great match."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Swinton bt Leah Coburn (Aug 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This score in no way reflects the great game we had with lots of great rallies and deuces. I really enjoyed this match. Thanks leah and best of luck for the remaining games."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentMartin Bell bt Nayna Makwana (Jul 28) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Nayna for the match - some good rallies and quite a few deuces. Nice to play at a different set of courts! Good luck for the rest of your matches."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentMartin Bell bt Paul Swinton (Jul 22) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Paul for a fun match - very close with lots of deuces and long rallies. Good luck for the rest of the round! "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentDeclan Keane bt Martin Bell (Jul 21) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close competitive game. We were both evenly matched"  -- Declan

Group Summary:

With so many nice players involved there was surely a summer feast of unplayed tennis in this group. And that's a big shame. Still, we celebrate the matches that were played and congratulate Jamal on the two he won and the group win it brings. Yinka, who was on court more than anyone else, grabs the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jamal Ali [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Yinka Bankole [W1, L1, UF1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Odete Lauritzson [L2] 2
  4. Nikki Paul 10.1 [UF1]
  5. Caroline Cummins
  6. Gregory Beckett 10.2
  7. Laurence Verghese

Match Results:

Reveal CommentYinka Bankole v Nikki Paul (Aug 24) 7-6 (7-5) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "This set could have gone in any direction. Under late morning sunshine we slogged it out and both agreed to continue another day after so many rallies, so many deuces and a tie break that switched from 3-5 to 7-5"  -- Yinka
Reveal CommentYinka Bankole bt Odete Lauritzson (Aug 17) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game. A lot closer than the result suggests"  -- Yinka
Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Yinka Bankole (Aug 4) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Yinka played very well in the forecourt but we both served dreadfully in the second set. Plenty of deuce points and great shots, though. Thanks for the match & all the best with your other matches."  -- Jamal

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Odete Lauritzson (Jul 21) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really, really tough joust with Odete, which is not reflected in the final set scoreline. She was playing her first mixed singles' match and she played really well. A very close and well-contested match. No idea how I won it! Thanks for the match and all the best with your remaining fixtures, Odete."  -- Jamal

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Wandsworth All Star.

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 (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a match tiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

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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Collapse AllWandsworth All Star Doubles - Round 15 | Thursday 19 September 2019 to Wednesday 27 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 23 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  • Charlotte Birks & Anthony Graves
  • Don McGill & Jenny Hong
  • Emily Cantor & Arwa Elashry
  • James Williams & Cosmo Cooper
  • Joe Colonna & Rob Paterson
  • Leigh Watkins & Francesca Sannazzari

Current Rankings:

  • Calum Mckenzie & Sonny Saimbi
  • Eleanor Cowan-Rawcliffe & Alexander Yeldham
  • George Hurley & Oliver Rodney
  • Jacob Mutimer & Natalie Jones
  • Jennifer Cooney & Beth Champion
  • Jill Walsh & Darelle Redmond

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Wandsworth All Star archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches for Wandsworth All Star.

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 (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Players' names, 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) 

Comments:
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