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Collapse AllWhitstable Singles - Round 42 | Thursday 24 June 2021 to Wednesday 18 August 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 July 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Dean Proctor 9.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Barratt 8.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jonathan Clarke 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. James Castelino [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Stefan Lapworth [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ryan Martin [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Barratt bt Ryan Martin (Jul 28) 5-7, 6-3, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy day by the coast, long rallies and getting dark by the end, so only played the tie-break in lieu of the third set. Thanks for the work out Ryan!"  -- David
Reveal CommentDean Proctor bt James Castelino (Jul 21) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Hot but not impossible. Sun going down and getting a bit tricky to see some of the high balls. Great 2nd set with James getting everything back and me losing the ability to hit a winner. We had some exhausting baseline rallies most of which James won out of sheer doggedness and ability to stay in the point. He also played some fantastic lobs. I think that 2nd set took a lot out of us and although he didn't play badly in 3rd set, parts of my game came back. Exhausting.Thankfully it was only 3 sets. Well played, look forward to the rematch." -- Dean
Reveal CommentDavid Barratt bt Stefan Lapworth (Jul 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Hot morning, good rallies and nice cooling swim at the end. Thanks for the game and banter Stefan."  -- David
Reveal CommentDean Proctor bt Stefan Lapworth (Jul 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Too hot for tennis. Hardly any breeze. Great to meet Stefan. It was rather one sided but good to play non the less. His first serve could be a very useful weapon if employed more often. Dean "  -- Dean
Reveal CommentJames Castelino bt Stefan Lapworth (Jul 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening to play tennis. Enjoyable game with Stefan.. some good rallies, he kept me on my toes"  -- James
Reveal CommentDean Proctor bt David Barratt (Jul 15) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play against Dave. We had tried last week but had to postpone due to unfortunate circumstances early in the first set ( Dave was winning). This time the wind was a factor and it took a while to gauge the massive differences at each end. Enjoyed the game and look forward to playing again. "  -- Dean
Reveal CommentJonathan Clarke bt Stefan Lapworth (Jul 14) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Stefan. Pretty windy morning which made it hard to really get any rallies going properly. I think under different conditions the scoreline might have been quite different. Good to meet you and thanks for coming all the way over from Sandwich!"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Clarke bt James Castelino (Jul 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game James. You certainly got me running around and score doesn't really reflect the number of deuce games we had. Cheers"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentDavid Barratt bt James Castelino (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We carried on despite the warm drizzle that turned to rain for a time. Thankfully no slips or injuries either side, but good banter with James and smiles when the sun eventually shone. Can summer please start now? thanks for the game James."  -- David
Reveal CommentDean Proctor bt Jonathan Clarke (Jun 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We dodged the rain and conditions were actually pretty good for tennis. Some decent rallies and a fair number of deuce games Thanks Jonathan. Very enjoyable. Dean"  -- Dean

Current Rankings:

  1. Calum Maclean [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Val Bogdan [W1, L1] 2
  3. Kate Skinner [L1]
  4. Duncan Lewis [L2]
  5. Eniola Lapworth
  6. Gareth Williams 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVal Bogdan bt Duncan Lewis (Jul 9) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great way to end the week with a lively match at West Beach and the rain held off. Thanks for a fun match Duncan. "  -- Val
Reveal CommentCalum Maclean bt Kate Skinner (Jul 4) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Kate. Was fun to hit some balls!"  -- Calum
Reveal CommentCalum Maclean bt Duncan Lewis (Jul 1) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Duncan! "  -- Calum
Reveal CommentCalum Maclean bt Val Bogdan (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Val! Very enjoyable and nice weather ☀️"  -- Calum

Results

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

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

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a note to this effect is added).

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