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Collapse AllWhitstable Singles - Round 43 | Thursday 2 September 2021 to Wednesday 27 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 September 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Jack Mitchell 8.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Barratt 8.2 [W6, L2] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  3. James Castelino [W5, L3] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Calum Maclean [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. James Fowler [W2, L1] 4
  6. Lucy Clarke [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sophie Kolb [L3]
  8. Alan Traquair [L3]
  9. Duncan Lewis [L2]
  10. Ryan Martin

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJack Mitchell bt Sophie Kolb (Oct 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Sophie on a beautiful non-sunny day in dreary October.. Due to my racket strings breaking during the warm up, Sophie kindly grabbed me her spare racket! The first set started tightly with some loose shots from us both. However I manage to run away with the set with consistent hitting. In the 2nd we had some great rallies, with aggressive hitting from both players. In the end I managed to go on a game winning spree and closed the set. Sophie definitely won the match on winners hit, with some clinical hitting! Great to meet you and talk about tennis! Enjoy the rest of Indian Wells! Jack "  -- Jack
Reveal CommentJames Fowler bt David Barratt (Oct 10) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Plenty of rallies and a very (very) long deuce game in each set. Many unforced errors on both sides interspersed with long rallies and occasional glimpses of quality ….A lovely Sunday morning of exercise and fine company!"  -- James
Reveal CommentDavid Barratt bt Duncan Lewis (Oct 8) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Duncan and have the end of the working week match and sundowner at the Neptune. Thanks for the game!"  -- David
Reveal CommentJack Mitchell bt James Fowler (Oct 7) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet James, on a very busy evening at the Uni! Very close 1st set that could have gone either way.. With some entertaining rallies and both of us making each other run around the court! James has great angles on his shots.! Then we just kept breaking each other and eventually I held to close the set 7-5. In the 2nd set I took more risks with my ground strokes and James just didn't play as consistently with his timing. Which meant I manage to break away and win the match. Thanks for the game and look forward to playing again one day soon."  -- Jack
Reveal CommentCalum Maclean bt Alan Traquair (Oct 3) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Alan was struggling to get his game going but still were some good rallies to be had. Thanks for the game Alan"  -- Calum
Reveal CommentJames Fowler bt James Castelino (Oct 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Just beat the rain on a slippery court. James C found it hard to get his rhythm but remained bold in attacking the net throughout. A good game played in good spirit"  -- James
Reveal CommentJack Mitchell bt James Castelino (Oct 1) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet James on an rainy evening (thankfully we were indoors!).. 1st set was relatively one sided with James not quite getting going with his game and I managed to serve well from the beginning. However 1st game of the 2nd set was a long deuce battle on my serve, where we both kept making unforced errors on game point! Eventually James won the game and we both had a long chat to recover after!. The 2nd set was a lot closer with some longer rallies and break points saved. James was lobbing me for fun at one point! In the end I managed to gain a double break and played more aggressive with my play which paid off. Thanks for the game and for coming to Canterbury. See you next time. "  -- Jack
Reveal CommentJack Mitchell bt Lucy Clarke (Sep 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet Lucy on a very windy and variable evening! (conditions changing every few minutes! First set was tight in several games but I managed to get though them. Some very entertaining long rallies in parts of the set with consistant play from Lucy. 6-0 was generous to be honest. In the 2nd again the set started closely, but I managed to break away and close the match. Thanks for the Match and the enjoyable chats throughout the game!"  -- Jack
Reveal CommentDavid Barratt bt Calum Maclean (Sep 29) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Calum lost the first set making many unforced errors. However his game came on song is the second sweeping me away. Third set turned into a battle of who could serve out the match an fortunately that was me! Thanks for the epic 3 hour match played indoors on the luxurious new uni courts."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Barratt bt Sophie Kolb (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Sophie"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Barratt bt Lucy Clarke (Sep 24) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great end to the working week thanks for the game Lucy"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Barratt bt Alan Traquair (Sep 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies on a lovely end of summer evening Thanks for the match Alan. "  -- David
Reveal CommentJames Castelino bt Alan Traquair (Sep 20) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Alan in a very competitive game where we are both are gonna feel that the pain tomorrow. In the second set we both had problems holding serves and the tie break was always going to happen. Glad I ain't playing for a few weeks now. Thanks Alan for the game"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Castelino bt Sophie Kolb (Sep 19) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great playing Sophie on a sunny Sunday morning. In the 2nd set Sophie was putting her serves and forehand strokes together and almost made it 5-5. I just managed to hold on. It was a great game with many good rallies."  -- James
  • "Great fun game, really enjoyed it. Second set was closer, once I finally found my serve rhythm! James has too many fantastic lobs and well executed drop shots - well played James. Great fun and great chat thanks James" -- Sophie
Reveal CommentDavid Barratt bt James Castelino (Sep 18) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies played in the morning sun. Thanks for the match James."  -- David
Reveal CommentJames Castelino bt Lucy Clarke (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with Lucy. Lucy hadn't played for a long time - and I could see that her serve and volley was coming back the longer the game lasted.. Scoreline didn't really reflect the amount of deuce games we had and if i played Lucy in a few more matches the score would be closer or possibly a reverse. thanks for playing Lucy hope you enjoyed your first game back in years."  -- James
Reveal CommentJack Mitchell bt Calum Maclean (Sep 12) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Calum on a lovely warm early morning Sunday. First set started tightly with some good serving from Calum. I moved to 5-2 up after a some consistant play, but then Calum battled back to 5-5 within 10mins! I managed to then break and hold serve to take the set 7-5. In the 2nd set Calum played 2 aggressive games and was 2-0up within no time. Again my forehand decided to wake up from its sleeping chamber and I managed to fight back and win the set 6-3. Best shot of the day has to come from Calum's impressive lob in the opening set! Played to perfection.! Thanks for the Match 😁"  -- Jack
Reveal CommentJack Mitchell bt David Barratt (Sep 9) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to see Dave and play competitively again. Dave was 3-1 up in the 1st set and had chances to double break. I managed to hang on... just. Then I just managed to keep edging games to win the set 6-3. In the 2nd David turned into defense and I played more aggressive with the forehand and backhand which paid off. Some entertaining rallies and up and down serving from us both made the play interesting. Thanks for the Match. See you next time. "  -- Jack
Reveal CommentJames Castelino bt Duncan Lewis (Sep 8) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great 1st set played. Duncan came from 4-1 down to 5-5.. Point away from a tie-break. I managed to just nick it 7-5. Second set I managed to pull away.. Overall Great game with many deuce games and great rallies. Thanks for a good game Duncan."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Castelino bt Calum Maclean (Sep 6) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Calum. The first set could have gone either way. We both had set points especially in the tie break which went to 8-6. Even though light was fading we had some magnificent rallies. The light did effect the 2nd set but wanted to thank Calum for continuing to play. I think I could play Calum many times and the result would be different each time.. thanks for game at short notice. "  -- James

Results


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Scoring Information:


You earn one point for every set you win. Players who complete three or more matches by the mid-point of the Round receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.


Understanding the current rankings display: 


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).


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