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Collapse AllWhitstable Singles - Round 41 | Thursday 15 April 2021 to Wednesday 9 June 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 May 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. Jonny Lugg [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. James Fowler [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Malcolm Wink [W2, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Branislav Varga [W4] 8
  5. David Barratt 8.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. James Castelino [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Val Bogdan [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Richard Pratt 9.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBranislav Varga bt Jonny Lugg (Jun 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "On a sweltering hot day in sunny Tankerton Branislav played a brand of powerful tennis that I couldn’t answer. There were some close games but he was always well on top and played superbly. I was just relieved in the end not to suffer a Branislav Bagel!" -- Jonny
Reveal CommentMalcolm Wink bt David Barratt (Jun 8) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic evening of tennis with the weather almost being too hot! Dave was also nursing a chest full of phlegm throughout so did well not to cough up a lung at any point despite an energetic first set where I got the rub of the green on more than one occasion. Encouraged on by the resident cheerleading squads and their uplifting music ans smells, the second set was another step up in competitiveness as we traded breaks and holds of serve before I managed to prevail, ending on the longest rally of the match. Thanks to Dave for an enjoyable game of tennis and company. "  -- Malcolm
Reveal CommentBranislav Varga bt Malcolm Wink (May 30) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Malcolm was able to return almoust everything , so strugling second set significantly but luckily managed to close the match before I completely run out of batery. Certainly 3rd set I would not manage to win ."  -- Branislav

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJonny Lugg bt Malcolm Wink (May 28) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely evening in Tankerton, my first match after a back problem was straight into a very competitive and exhausting 2 1/2 hours against a much younger opponent! Ebbed and flowed with periods where we both took a run of games. Malcolm pocketed the tie-break in a first set he thoroughly deserved to win; hitting consistent, deep returns with amazing energy and court coverage. I came back with a much stronger second set and as we feared losing the light settled on a match tiebreak at 8.20pm. Thank you Malcolm for a superb game, you played some awesome tennis! Great to share an outdoor beer afterwards too! :)"  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentBranislav Varga bt James Castelino (May 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Many thanks to James coming today with kids tennis racket, running hardly but defense was not enough and bagel has born. See you next time , B."  -- Branislav
Reveal CommentJonny Lugg bt James Fowler (May 12) 2-6, 5-5 James Fowler Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable match curtailed by James’ ageing body deciding to pull a muscle at 5-3 in the 2nd set"  -- James
Reveal CommentDavid Barratt bt James Castelino (May 9) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A sunny warm windy afternoon to play an enjoyably long match against James. Thanks for the game."  -- David
Reveal CommentJonny Lugg bt James Castelino (May 5) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "4 Seasons in One Set. We began under grey sky’s and then went from sunny and calm to high winds which stopped just before sleet, snow flakes and some heavy rain! An hour interruption for the downpour but we got there in the end. James never got going in the first set but the second was hard fought with some good rally’s and close games. Thanks James, good to see you again!"  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentMalcolm Wink bt Val Bogdan (May 2) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely weather over in Westbeach for a competitive match between Val and myself. Some excellent long rallies throughout the match with some close games that are not fairly represented in the scoreline! "  -- Malcolm
Reveal CommentJames Fowler bt David Barratt (May 1) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Some hints of quality amidst the unforced errors on both sides. Lovely exercise on a crisp, sunny morning. Thanks for the game, Dave"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Castelino bt Val Bogdan (Apr 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed playing Val, plenty of good rallys. The game a lot closer than score line suggests. Thanks Val for game"  -- James
Reveal CommentJonny Lugg bt Val Bogdan (Apr 28) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fortunately we were sheltered from the wind on a chilly afternoon. Some good tennis with lots of deuce games, thanks Val for a good match."  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentBranislav Varga bt David Barratt (Apr 25) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "After long time saw Dave on the court , he managed to play whole match with broken racquet , relaxed good sunny Sunday afternoon, thank you Dave see you next time."  -- Branislav
Reveal CommentJames Fowler bt Malcolm Wink (Apr 24) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very even match with lots of deuce games but also plenty of unforced errors (not ALL due to the gusty wind!!). Really enjoyable game and company. (James) "  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Fowler bt Val Bogdan (Apr 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for tennis. Some good rallies and a match that was far closer than the final score reflected"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Castelino bt Malcolm Wink (Apr 22) 6-7 (1-7), 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely sunny evening and enjoyable game of tennis. Great first set where it went to a tie break. Malcolm didn't give me a sniff in the tiebreak and won it comfortably. Less ralleys in the next 2 sets where we both tired after epic first set.. I pulled away in the second set and think the momemtum carried me over the line (To my relief) thanks for great game Malcolm."  -- James
Reveal CommentJonny Lugg bt David Barratt (Apr 21) 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Long over 2 hours on court and at one set each with set and match points saved at both ends by the width of the line I don’t think either of us was up for a full third set, so we agreed on a match tie break which I managed to sneak home. Really good match, competitive, great spirit and sportsmanship. Thanks Dave, hope to play again soon!"  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentDavid Barratt bt Val Bogdan (Apr 17) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Val for a friendly game with some good rallies. T’was great to be back on the court."  -- David

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Ryan Martin [W5, L1] 10 WINNER
  2. Calum Maclean [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ashleigh Richards [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ryan Bennett 10.2 [W3] 6
  5. Gareth Williams 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  6. Duncan Lewis [W1, L3] 2
  7. Uldis Sturms [L5]
  8. James Humphrey 10.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRyan Bennett bt Ryan Martin (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Ryan. Good game tonight, some nice rallies "  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentCalum Maclean bt Duncan Lewis (Jun 7) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Duncan. Very enjoyable game, lovely weather, the low sun in the evening was causing some visibility problems but luckily we both had sunglasses on 😎 great game and hope to play you again soon. "  -- Calum
Ryan Bennett bt Uldis Sturms (May 31) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentCalum Maclean bt Gareth Williams (May 31) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, enjoyable weather. Had to cancel our 1st match arrangement due to the gale force winds. Probably would have been flying over the courts hanging onto our racquets like Mary Poppins! All in all very enjoyable, 2nd set was much more representative of how close it was. Some really good rallies were to be had. Cheers Gareth!"  -- Calum
Reveal CommentRyan Martin bt Calum Maclean (May 31) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Calum great game in the scorching sun 🌞"  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentGareth Williams bt Ashleigh Richards (May 29) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A warm day at West beach with a big crowd (walking past us). Ash was still in badminton mode so he didn’t feel at his best in the first set. The second set was more competitive with me just clinching the 11th game to make it 6-5 and luckily I managed to hold on for the 2nd set and win the match, but it could’ve gone to a third set. Cheers Ashleigh and I hope we can play again soon. "  -- Gareth
Reveal CommentRyan Martin bt Ashleigh Richards (May 27) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game thanks which could have gone either way early in the first set and late in the second. No kids tennis racquets or bagels in sight today! Enjoyed a nice drink after the game, cheers"  -- Ryan
Ryan Martin bt Gareth Williams (May 24) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentRyan Martin bt Uldis Sturms (May 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Uldis the score didn't tell the full story"  -- Ryan
Duncan Lewis bt Uldis Sturms (May 13) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentRyan Bennett bt Calum Maclean (Apr 29) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, nice weather. First set closer than the score suggested. Some nice rallies. Cheers for a good game Calum!"  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentAshleigh Richards bt Uldis Sturms (Apr 28) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable morning with fair weather. The longer the game went on, the longer the rallies and improved quality. I feel I was serving more consistently which won me the match. However, the rallies were intense at times and both players made some great shots!"  -- Ashleigh

Match of the Group:

Calum Maclean bt Ashleigh Richards (Apr 22) 7-6 (7-1), 1-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentRyan Martin bt Duncan Lewis (Apr 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great sunny evening and an enjoyable game"  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentAshleigh Richards bt Duncan Lewis (Apr 19) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Ashleigh! Will get you next year. "  -- Duncan
Reveal CommentCalum Maclean bt Uldis Sturms (Apr 18) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the great game Calum!"  -- Uldis