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Collapse AllWest Ham Park & Newham Singles - Round 40 | Thursday 1 April 2021 to Wednesday 26 May 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 April 2021)

Wow, what a Round!! It was amazing to see so many of you back on court after restrictions lifted – nearly 5,000 of you got straight back to tennis across 130 Leagues with more than 8,000 matches played so far and counting! Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic Round and also to our Group Winners, you lucky bunch. We’re looking forward to even more tennis in the coming weeks with Wimbledon on the horizon and also some Mixed Doubles and brand new Women’s Doubles Rounds launching in some areas, with more to follow later in the year. We look forward to seeing you next time – don’t forget to book your place early and get set for the summer season.

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Alan Lam [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Winston Balfourth [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Harry Touche [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Asad Shan [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ivan Georgiev 7.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Sujeet Haldar 7.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Shivank Sharma 9.1 [W1, L3] 2
  8. Dinh PHAM [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAsad Shan bt Shivank Sharma (May 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Shivank for a thriller. Under skiddy conditions and slight fall, we managed to complete our match. Shivank has a super first serve and all around it was tough to get breaks. Went into lead straight away before I battled back. Second set started the same and lots of long rallies and close net points. Looking forward to next time mate. Thanks for a rigorously fought match. "  -- Asad
Reveal CommentShivank Sharma bt Dinh PHAM (May 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with lots of crafty play from Dinh. A bit of an off day for Dinh with his serve but great rallies nonetheless "  -- Shivank
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt Shivank Sharma (May 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with many long games. I was lucky that Shivank was a bit rusty and was overhitting some easy shots while was having no problems with my atacking shots. Finally my slow pace helped me win this time. "  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Sujeet Haldar (Apr 29) 6-3, 2-0 Sujeet Haldar Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A real pity as this was a really enjoyable match. The opening game of the first set lasting 10 minutes. Sujeet broke me to go 3-2 up and it was a tight first set but I managed to break back and win it 6-3. Unfortunately, Sujeet tweaked his back at the start of the second set and I could tell by his movement that it was impacting him. I really hope it isn't anything too serious but he wasn't very comfortable at the end. All the best in your recovery Sujeet."  -- Winston
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Sujeet Haldar (Apr 27) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Sujeet. With both sets close and on serve at 3-3 in first set and 4-4 in second set, it was a game that asked the question : who could hold their nerve and win those key points?! Rallies were long and well contested with Sujeet serving like a young Federer, hitting first serves and second serves onto the service lines, and myself hitting awkward slices to Sujeet's backhand. This game could, as cliché as it sounds, have gone either way. Fortunately, I'm grateful the luck fell on my side of the court. Looking forward to our next encounter. Thanks"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentSujeet Haldar bt Asad Shan (Apr 27) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Sujeet to serve"  -- Sujeet
Reveal CommentHarry Touche bt Asad Shan (Apr 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A chilled out afternoon game, Asad never really got going unfortunately. It's 1-1 now so looking forward to next time!"  -- Harry
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt Sujeet Haldar (Apr 26) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice competitive match. I was off with positive start, but in the second set Sujeet reduced his errors and increases the intensity that made the match way more competitive with a long rallies and duces in most of the games. Luckily I managed to close it in 2 sets."  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentAsad Shan bt Dinh PHAM (Apr 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful Sunday match though it was super windy. We were both evidently rusty not played tennis for a good six months. Dinh started strong and has a good spinning serve and we overall had some lovely long rallies. Score does not reflect the fun we had. Good luck with rest of your matches and play you soon. Best of luck mate "  -- Asad
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Shivank Sharma (Apr 25) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Shivank for the game. I was fortunate today as Shivank hadn't had much practice so was quite rusty whereas I had already played 3 matches with plenty of practice. Look forward to our next encounter. Thanks. "  -- Alan
Reveal CommentHarry Touche bt Ivan Georgiev (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match as always, beautiful day as well. Ivan was a little rusty but that second set was top tennis. Looking forward to playing in the other league next!"  -- Harry
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Asad Shan (Apr 21) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Seems like such a long time ago since we last played. An entertaining match with a number of breaks and great rallies. It wasn't overly windy but there was wind that if used in the right way could be advantageous. Asad, as always, proving to be a hard player to break down. Until next time mate"  -- Winston
Reveal CommentHarry Touche bt Alan Lam (Apr 21) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Super match as always, plenty of net play and lobs and such. Always a pleasure playing Alan, best of luck for the rest of the round!"  -- Harry
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Ivan Georgiev (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Today's match had a very cat and mouse feel to it. I have a losing H2H record Vs Ivan so I tried avoiding his strengths and change it up - throwing in slices, drop shots, rushing the net, lobs. Luckily, I caught Ivan on an off day and carved out the win. Thanks for the game Ivan and look forward to our next encounter."  -- Alan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Winston Balfourth (Apr 11) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Epic match with Winston. After taking the 1st set, the second set remained on serve until Winston, dictating with the forehand, comfortable took the tie break. With service breaks frequent in the final set, it still managed to go the distance and ended in a tie break. Only a few points separated Winston and me and luckily I got those points. Great match Winston! Looking forward to our next match!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Dinh PHAM (Apr 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Dinh was rusty having not played in the last year. So, fortunately, I had the advantage having played many more matches. We had a good hit afterwards and Dinh has a nice all around game. Looking forward to playing again next time! Cheers"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Harry Touche (Apr 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Glad to restart the Winston and Harry show post lockdown. One of the most respected opponents I play against. A bit of ring rust for sure but an entertaining game as always between the two of us. We're now 2-2 and there are going to be many more great matches ahead."  -- Winston

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Umile Gaudio 10.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Keng Goh [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jan Metcalf [W5] 10
  4. David Arnaud [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Harry Lodge 10.2 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Rajendra Khokher [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Andreas Lang [L6] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJan Metcalf bt Andreas Lang (May 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Andreas, tough conditions which I got the better of. Cheers!"  -- Jan
Harry Lodge bt Rajendra Khokher (May 25) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentJan Metcalf bt Harry Lodge (May 24) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Harry again after an 18 month hiatus. Two strongly contested sets in some iffy weather conditions, match hinges on a couple of key games which went my way. Cheers Harry."  -- Jan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKeng Goh bt Andreas Lang (May 21) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match played over 2 days! I won the first set but Andreas soon found his mojo to clinch the second. The third set was played on day 2 in gale force winds, a constant drizzle, and overcast weather ... the Great British Weather. Thankfully I got the win before Andreas managed to find his groove. Thanks Andreas for the hit!" -- Keng
Reveal CommentJan Metcalf bt Umile Gaudio (May 19) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We split this match over two days due to the weather. Unbelievable first set, Umile has such a good game, if the ball is there he goes for it, makes him a tricky opponent! Managed to grind out the first, second set Umile’s radar was slightly off, making it a bit more comfortable for me. Great match!"  -- Jan
Rajendra Khokher bt Andreas Lang (May 14) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentDavid Arnaud bt Harry Lodge (May 11) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable match with Harry. This time he was coming to the net more and playing a great net game."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Arnaud bt Andreas Lang (May 10) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable and competitive "  -- Andreas
Reveal CommentUmile Gaudio bt Andreas Lang (Apr 30) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Tnx for the fun match Andreas!!!"  -- Umile
Reveal CommentUmile Gaudio bt Harry Lodge (Apr 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Match much closer than the score tells in perfect weather conditions...thanks Harry!!"  -- Umile
Reveal CommentKeng Goh bt Harry Lodge (Apr 26) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match played in great weather. Harry is coming back from an injury so the first set maybe reflected the rust a bit. I saw Harry's qualities in the second set where he broke me early and maintaining it almost to the end. Thankfully I managed to steal the set by being a bit more consistent. Looking forward to hitting again Harry!"  -- Keng
Reveal CommentUmile Gaudio bt Rajendra Khokher (Apr 24) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well fought match until the end from both sides...thank you Raj!!"  -- Umile
Reveal CommentKeng Goh bt Rajendra Khokher (Apr 22) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match so I was lucky to get the win. Khox has got big weapons with big first serves and dangerous fizzing forehands. Looking forward to our next hit Khox!"  -- Keng
Reveal CommentUmile Gaudio bt David Arnaud (Apr 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close match under a shining sun...thank you David!!!"  -- Umile
Reveal CommentUmile Gaudio bt Keng Goh (Apr 16) 3-6, 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "What a war!!!!It could have gone either way...thank you Keng for that amazing match!!!"  -- Umile
Reveal CommentDavid Arnaud bt Rajendra Khokher (Apr 16) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match against Raj. He was a bit lockdown rusty but still put up a great fight with fantastic serves and some big forehands. The 8th game of the second set was an epic battle."  -- David
Reveal CommentJan Metcalf bt Keng Goh (Apr 14) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A game of two sets, first set I thought it might be a quiet night’s work, but Keng came back really strongly in the second, some really good rallies and close games which could have tipped the balance of the match. "  -- Jan
Reveal CommentJan Metcalf bt David Arnaud (Apr 13) 1-6, 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Glorious day for tennis, David played a very solid match, first set was a bit rusty, but sets 2 and 3 saw some great rallies, including what will almost certainly be shot of the round by David, a ridiculously acute short ball on the run across court. "  -- Jan
Reveal CommentKeng Goh bt David Arnaud (Apr 5) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable match against David. Adding to it, the weather couldn't quite make up its mind; a light sprinkle of snow one minute, and then sunny spring weather the next. Thanks for playing David and looking forward to our next hit."  -- Keng
Reveal CommentHarry Lodge bt Andreas Lang (Apr 2) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A rusty start in windy conditions, where I definitely benefited from playing earlier in the week. The game got a lot closer as it went on and I'm sure if this match took place in a few weeks time it would have been a very different affair. Thank you for the match Andreas - Harry."  -- Harry

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Sam Nim 8.2 [W5, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. David Neal [W4, UF1] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. Gareth Johnson [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Reza Doobary [W2, L2] 6
  5. Ruben Vázquez [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Sachin S 8.1 [W1] 2
  7. Gavin Finney [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNo winner/loser (May 26)

Player Comments:

  • "Reza has some incredible shots and didn't miss in the first set. I managed to raise my game a bit and gradually got into the match with my consistency eventually winning me it. Let's play again soon, Reza."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Neal bt Reza Doobary (May 26) 0-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Reza has some incredible shots and didn't miss in the first set. I managed to raise my game a bit and gradually got into the match with my consistency winning it. Let's play again soon, Reza."  -- David

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentReza Doobary bt Gareth Johnson (May 22) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Was a lot of fun with some pretty great rallies. Gareth and I seem to both have decent serves so the sets were generally on serve until one of us got a break. "  -- Reza
Sam Nim bt Gavin Finney (May 15) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentDavid Neal v Sam Nim (May 14) 4-6, 6-3, 1-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Well played, Sam. Shame we couldn't finish the match."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Neal bt Gavin Finney (May 12) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Gavin for a good match. Enjoyed the rallies and hopefully I'll get used to your slice serve next time we play!"  -- David
Gareth Johnson bt Gavin Finney (Apr 26) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentDavid Neal bt Gareth Johnson (Apr 21) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with David, he played well on the pressure points which ultimately won him the match. Some great rallies and fun poines :-)"  -- Gareth
Gareth Johnson bt Ruben Vázquez (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentNo winner/loser (Apr 14)

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match, with Reza. Wish him the best for rest of the matches"  -- Sam
Sam Nim bt Reza Doobary (Apr 14) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
Ruben Vázquez bt Gavin Finney (Apr 13) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentSachin S bt Gavin Finney (Apr 10) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice early morning tennis game at West Ham Park. Thanks for the match, Gavin!"  -- Sachin
Reza Doobary bt Gavin Finney (Apr 5) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentSam Nim bt Ruben Vázquez (Apr 4) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Ruben who was a wee bit rusty with serves initially like most of us after lock down. Ruben has very good forehand and quick mover. Enjoyed the match"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Nim bt Gareth Johnson (Apr 1) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Considering it was our first match after lock down with no tennis, quality was quite good. Very enjoyable match with Gareth. Gareth started on fire with heavy serves and strong hitting from both wings for set and a half. I hung in there and managed to come through. Always a pleasure to play with Gareth."  -- Sam

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Will Chun 9.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ben Marcon [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Henry Jonscher [W3] 6
  4. Ken Jarrad 10.2 [W2, L3] 5
  5. Mike Kosco [W2, L2] 4
  6. Tiago Matos 8.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Alex Crookes [L4]
  8. David Beales 8.1 [L3]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Henry Jonscher bt Ken Jarrad (May 23) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentWill Chun bt Mike Kosco (May 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match which could of gone either way. Mike is a very consistent player who makes very little mistakes. We had some long rallies and games. Thank you for the match Mike!"  -- Will
Henry Jonscher bt Mike Kosco (May 21) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentMike Kosco bt Alex Crookes (May 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a fun game. Lots of promise in Alex's first serve."  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMike Kosco bt David Beales (May 10) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a very enjoyable game David. Close match, could have gone either way."  -- Mike
Reveal CommentKen Jarrad bt David Beales (May 9) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "There were some gusts of wind that made the ball unpredictable and resulted in some unexpected rallies but we both kept our sense of humour and enjoyed the match. "  -- Ken
Will Chun bt Tiago Matos (May 8) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentKen Jarrad bt Alex Crookes (May 2) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match despite a patch of rain. Some good rallies with wide angles. "  -- Ken
Will Chun bt Alex Crookes (May 1) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentBen Marcon bt Ken Jarrad (Apr 25) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game! "  -- Ben
Will Chun bt David Beales (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-3
Tiago Matos bt Alex Crookes (Apr 24) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentWill Chun bt Ken Jarrad (Apr 18) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with Ken. Had some good rallies and long games. Best of luck with your remaining matches Ken. "  -- Will
Henry Jonscher bt Tiago Matos (Apr 15) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentBen Marcon bt Tiago Matos (Apr 13) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Cool game"  -- Ben
Ben Marcon bt Will Chun (Apr 11) 6-4, 6-1

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. James Hirst [W3, L2] 7 WINNER
  2. Miles Thomas 8.2 [W2, L1, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andreas Desyllas 9.2 [W2, UF1] 5
  4. Daniel Fossey [W2, L1] 5
  5. Luke Tunyich 9.1 [L3] 1
  6. Alfred Emeka [L1] withdrawn 1
  7. Tamzin Ámin 8.2 [L1]
  8. Adrian Negrila withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndreas Desyllas bt James Hirst (May 26) 6-7 (6-8), 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "To be continued... hopefully under drier conditions!"  -- James
Andreas Desyllas v Miles Thomas (May 24) 7-6 (7-2), 4-6 TBC
Reveal CommentJames Hirst bt Tamzin Ámin (May 22) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really closely fought game under (once again) slippery conditions. Many games went to deuce and the result really could have gone either way. The first set was very tight with James just edging the tie-break. Tamzin raced into a 4-1 lead in the second but James managed to claw his way back into the set and eventually closed it out to avoid another nervy tie-break! Thanks for the game!"  -- James
Reveal CommentAndreas Desyllas bt Luke Tunyich (May 22) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with Luke, a clash of styles with some great rallies. Thanks for the game Luke!"  -- Andreas
Reveal CommentDaniel Fossey bt James Hirst (May 20) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Dan's consistency and lack of unforced errors really put the pressure on James who simply could not cope! Despite a late rally from 5-1 down in the second Dan's nerves of steel arrested the comeback and closed out the set and the match. Well played, Dan!"  -- James
Daniel Fossey bt Luke Tunyich (May 10) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentJames Hirst bt Luke Tunyich (Apr 23) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun game played on a glorious sunny evening in West Ham Park. It was a game of dramatic momentum swings which saw Luke run away with the first set only for James to do the same in the second. The deciding set was a closely fought affair which James narrowly edged thanks to a couple of fortunate mis-hit returns on a key service game. Thanks for the game, Luke!"  -- James
Reveal CommentMiles Thomas bt Alfred Emeka (Apr 18) 6-2, 4-6, 3-2 Alfred Emeka Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Alfred had an injured wrist so had to retire in the third set. It was a real shame because he was really competitive and it would have been nice to have finished the match. Hope it gets better soon. "  -- Miles
Reveal CommentJames Hirst bt Miles Thomas (Apr 11) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game played in good spirits by both players! It was an even contest throughout and the second set could have gone either way but for an unfortunate double fault from Miles at a crucial moment in the penultimate game! Hope to play again soon and good luck with the rest of the league!"  -- James
Reveal CommentMiles Thomas bt Daniel Fossey (Apr 9) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Dan. Thanks"  -- Miles

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Chullyang Park [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. Pavel Andel [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Mirco Valenza 10.1 [L2]
  4. Sinead Boland [L2]
  5. Bruno Fernandes [L2]
  6. Janne Metsapelto [L1]
  7. Sarah Ezzahiri [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChullyang Park bt Janne Metsapelto (May 10) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, nice guy"  -- Chullyang
Chullyang Park bt Mirco Valenza (May 9) Walkover
Chullyang Park bt Sinead Boland (May 8) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChullyang Park bt Bruno Fernandes (May 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game and nice guy. -Chullyang-"  -- Chullyang
Reveal CommentChullyang Park bt Sarah Ezzahiri (May 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "eyes on the ball, Sarah!!!, good game -Chullyang-"  -- Chullyang
Pavel Andel bt Bruno Fernandes (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentPavel Andel bt Mirco Valenza (Apr 18) 6-2, 2-0 Mirco Valenza Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Mirco got injured in the second set, had to retire"  -- Pavel
Pavel Andel bt Sinead Boland (Apr 11) 6-2, 6-0
Chullyang Park bt Pavel Andel (Apr 5) 6-4, 6-1

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Alexei Coban 10.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Callum MacLennan [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Bruce Munro 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  4. Jack Gillions [W2, L3] 4
  5. Karuna Govind [L3] 1
  6. Robyn Feather [L4]
  7. MG Bouchard 10.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJack Gillions bt Robyn Feather (May 26) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some long rallies and impressively awkward shots at the net from Robyn. Great morning for it in the sun!"  -- Jack
Reveal CommentCallum MacLennan bt Karuna Govind (May 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for a game, thanks Karuna, really enjoyed it, see you again soon"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentAlexei Coban bt Bruce Munro (May 19) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "What a match to match the perfect weather! Raining intermittently throughout the day only to have a dry court and clear skies at night. Great control of the ball from Bruce. Amazing returns. Lots of high balls to test each others patience. Lots and lots of long rallies that it was difficult to keep track of the score. At one point because of the long rallies,I genuinely forgot that I was serving🙄. Some incredible net plays. There was a few shots rally with shots behind the net, cross court. That was fun! A few Djokovic kind of returns as well😄. A handshake at the end of the match expressed well how we felt about the match, even at the threat of corona 🦠"  -- Alexei

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlexei Coban bt Callum MacLennan (May 13) 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Played two sets in two hours. Second set I was 5-3 down. Saved 3 match points as well. Met a week later. The third set took 1h30 minutes. I was 4-0 down. Tired from the match with Bruce the night before. I played each ball. Got to 4-2. There were about 15 deuces. Took 20 minutes for that game. Then became 5-3. At 5-6 up and 40-15 down, I returned the ball high and down the line and the wind blew it out🙈. Callum is 6ft6. And I managed a few lobs. Not easy, but some successful tries at breaking his air defence systems. Nadal-lesque comeback. I saw on YouTube how Nadal won a set from 5-1,40-15 down. Found it inspirational."  -- Alexei
Reveal CommentCallum MacLennan bt Jack Gillions (May 10) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Jack! Really enjoyed playing"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentCallum MacLennan bt Robyn Feather (May 9) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for a game, really enjoyed it!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentJack Gillions bt Karuna Govind (May 9) 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great, really tough close game. Shame it had to be stretched out across two separate days. Look forward to us playing again soon!"  -- Jack
Alexei Coban bt Robyn Feather (Apr 28) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlexei Coban bt Jack Gillions (Apr 18) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful end of a week. Great weather. Long rallies. Very few attacking shots. Mostly waiting for the other to error. Second set came back from 4-1,5-2 down to win the set 5-7. I guess Jack just got frustrated a bit. Second encounter."  -- Alexei
Alexei Coban bt Karuna Govind (Apr 17) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentBruce Munro bt Jack Gillions (Apr 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great way to spend an afternoon."  -- Bruce
Reveal CommentBruce Munro bt Robyn Feather (Apr 7) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to be back playing."  -- Bruce

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Daniel Boulton [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Margarita Perez Herra [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nicoleta Moise 10.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Donna Booth 10.2 [W3, L3] 8
  5. Vasile Sinescu [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Stephen Cinnamond [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Kate Gocek [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDonna Booth bt Vasile Sinescu (May 24) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We got lucky and found an hour with no rain to play this match. It was a fun match with good rallies and deuces. Especially in the first set. See you next time Vascile !"  -- Donna
Reveal CommentNicoleta Moise bt Donna Booth (May 23) 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Another gruelling match, just like our first encounter last year. Donna had a great start to the match, I was able to come back from 1-5, but in the end she got the better of me in the tiebreak. By the end of the second set we were both tired but kept going, and the third set was extremely close, almost all games went to (and stayed at) deuce, and similarly the tiebreak; I got lucky at the end with some net bounces, but it could have gone either way really. Thanks to Donna for a lovely Sunday afternoon, and 3 hours of great tennis, exceptional fight! I look forward to seeing how our next encounter will turn out :) "  -- Nicoleta
Reveal CommentDonna Booth bt Stephen Cinnamond (May 22) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match played in two parts. The first set in rainy and windy conditions and then resumed in calmer conditions the day after. It's was a fun match with some good rallies and deuces. Stephen was a bit unlucky with with some double faults but hit some good angles as always. Thanks Stephen! "  -- Donna
Daniel Boulton bt Margarita Perez Herra (May 16) 4-6, 6-0, 4-0 Margarita Perez Herra Retired
Reveal CommentNicoleta Moise bt Stephen Cinnamond (May 14) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match, closer than the score suggests. It took a lot of running to counter Stephen’s aptitude at the net, and some great shots on both sides. Best of luck for the future :)"  -- Nicoleta
Reveal CommentDaniel Boulton bt Donna Booth (May 12) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really grateful to get through a very tough 2nd set in this match - Donna's rallying was consistent and hard to break down, but made for a very enjoyable (and sunny) evening. Good luck for the rest of your matches!"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Boulton bt Stephen Cinnamond (May 9) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Stephen for a fun and challenging game, which stretched over two sessions due to rain last weekend. A lot of really excellent rallies with some wicked spin leaving me flailing on more than one occasion. Good luck for the rest of your matches!"  -- Daniel
Margarita Perez Herra bt Nicoleta Moise (May 7) 7-5, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMargarita Perez Herra bt Donna Booth (May 1) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Donna is a Great player."  -- Margarita
Reveal CommentDonna Booth bt Kate Gocek (Apr 26) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really fun match. There were lots of nice rallies in the first set especially. "  -- Donna
Reveal CommentDaniel Boulton bt Vasile Sinescu (Apr 26) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Vasile for a fun game with a lot of enjoyable rallies. Struggled to deal with his top spin at times, but managed to find some good rhythm on the serve. Good luck for the rest of the season!"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Boulton bt Nicoleta Moise (Apr 25) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match, albeit in some windy conditions! An epic deuce early in set 2 could easily have swung the match the other way, and there were a lot of fun rallies throughout. Thanks to Nicoleta and good luck for the rest of your matches!"  -- Daniel
Margarita Perez Herra bt Vasile Sinescu (Apr 22) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentNicoleta Moise bt Kate Gocek (Apr 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match despite the (very) early hours, much closer than the score suggests. Thanks and best of luck :)"  -- Nicoleta
Reveal CommentDaniel Boulton bt Kate Gocek (Apr 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Kate for a fun game in some glorious sunshine!"  -- Daniel
Margarita Perez Herra bt Kate Gocek (Apr 17) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentVasile Sinescu bt Kate Gocek (Apr 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice meeting you Kate! I did a lot of running and the score is a bit harsh. Hope to play with you soon!"  -- Vasile
Reveal CommentNicoleta Moise bt Vasile Sinescu (Apr 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match under a beautiful sunset :)"  -- Nicoleta
Reveal CommentStephen Cinnamond bt Kate Gocek (Apr 11) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match had. Kate has a lovey clean serve which caught me out a few times. Some nice rallies and a chance to continue after the match was completed. "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Cinnamond bt Margarita Perez Herra (Apr 10) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always fun playing Margarita. A keen match and plenty of good shots on both sides. Wishing Margarita best of luck ongoing in our group. "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentVasile Sinescu bt Stephen Cinnamond (Apr 8) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than the score shows. We hit some really nice rallies and some great winners. "  -- Vasile