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Collapse AllWimbledon Park Singles - Round 52 | Thursday 4 June 2020 to Wednesday 29 July 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 July 2020)

It was great to see friendly, competitive tennis return to the courts of Wimbledon Park and a total of 230 matches were played which is fantastic! We also welcomed 9 new players to the league alongside regular and returning players, and as is usual in the Leagues you didn't let a wide variety of weather conditions interrupt play, ranging from heat and humidity to heavy rain and thunder! Well played and we look forward to welcoming you back in the next round!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Keir for retaining his Group 1 title but in the closest of circumstances, finishing just one point clear of runner up Lukasz who had one more match win and won their head to head. However, Keir played 2 more matches and earned the midway bonus points to finish on top. It was a strong performance from Tamas in third place too, winning 3 matches and narrowly losing a close 3 setter against Lukasz.

Final Rankings:

  1. Keir Mather [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Lukasz Klobukowski [W4] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Tamas Kosa [W3, L1] 7
  4. Will Taylor [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Scott Hadden [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Henry Molloy 8.1 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Taylor Woodhams [L2]
  8. Oliver Poole withdrawn

Match Results:

Keir Mather bt Taylor Woodhams (Jul 28) 6-3, 6-2
Tamas Kosa bt Scott Hadden (Jul 21) 6-1, 6-1
Lukasz Klobukowski bt Taylor Woodhams (Jul 19) 6-1, 6-3
Lukasz Klobukowski bt Keir Mather (Jul 12) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
Tamas Kosa bt Keir Mather (Jul 7) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Lukasz Klobukowski bt Tamas Kosa (Jul 5) 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
Tamas Kosa bt Henry Molloy (Jul 3) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Will Taylor bt Scott Hadden (Jun 29) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentLukasz Klobukowski bt Henry Molloy (Jun 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, good competitive second set"  -- Lukasz
Reveal CommentScott Hadden bt Keir Mather (Jun 23) 3-6, 7-5, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Hot. Very very hot "  -- Scott
Reveal CommentKeir Mather bt Henry Molloy (Jun 19) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "As ever with Henry, an incredibly tough match which was only decided by a championship tie-break that could have gone either way."  -- Keir
Reveal CommentScott Hadden bt Henry Molloy (Jun 17) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game "  -- Scott
Reveal CommentKeir Mather bt Will Taylor (Jun 17) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game with lots of rallies and lots of winners. We even had some thunder and lightening to add to the drama."  -- Keir
Henry Molloy bt Will Taylor (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), [10-8]

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Ralph for winning Group 2 at the first attempt following promotion last round, narrowly taking top spot one point clear of runner up Jon and third placed Joshua. Ralph and Joshua both won 5 matches and Joshua dug deep in humid conditions to win their head to head in a tight match tiebreak, however Ralph scheduled an extra match and picked up an extra point along the way. This was a well contested group with lots of close and competitive matches.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ralph Andre [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jon Gustafsson [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Joshua Park [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Will Fawcett 9.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sam Fossat 8.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Michael Rossiter 7.2 [L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Kat Williams [W1, L1] 2
  8. Carlos Vega Alonso 7.2 [L4] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRalph Andre bt Carlos Vega Alonso (Jul 24) 6-4, 4-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "An exceptionally close match, played on a still, warm, perfect-for-tennis evening. It was a tight, hard-fought encounter in which Carlos played with lots of variety and spin and showed some lovely touches at the net. The opening set went largely with serve until the final two games went my way. Carlos took a lead in the second; I pulled the scoreline back to level before he took his turn in managing to close out a set. The match tiebreak similarly had its ups and downs, with Carlos taking a strong lead before a shift in momentum allowed me to close out the match. A very enjoyable match!"  -- Ralph
Reveal CommentJoshua Park bt Michael Rossiter (Jul 21) 5-7, 6-3, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Michael for the match. "  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentRalph Andre bt Michael Rossiter (Jul 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A match played in hot, sunny conditions, in which Michael hit lots of strong returns and a fair number of winning passing shots. But he didn't feel quite comfortable with his serve and I didn't make many mistakes, and the sets ended up going my way. The match was closer than the scoreline and Michael is a true gent; thank you, it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon's tennis. Good luck with your remaining matches! "  -- Ralph
Reveal CommentRalph Andre bt Kat Williams (Jul 12) 6-1, 2-1 Kat Williams Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A sunny, warm summer afternoon, perfect for playing tennis. The opening four or five games were extremely tight, with Kat hitting strong groundstrokes and serves from both sides. The set then started to shift my way, but it was clear that Kat was starting to struggle a little in her movement and was in some pain. We attempted a few more games in a second set but unfortunately Kat was unable to continue. Thank you, Kat, for the games we managed; the match was friendly-spirited yet shaping up to be an entertaining encounter. I wish you all the best and a speedy recovery! "  -- Ralph
Joshua Park bt Carlos Vega Alonso (Jul 10) 6-3, 5-7, [10-5]
Reveal CommentJon Gustafsson bt Carlos Vega Alonso (Jul 4) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match that could have gone either way. Carlos had a set point at 5-3 in the first but I managed to recover and win the remaining games. I then continued with a bit more consistency in the second set. Sudden wind gusts made it difficult at times, but a good game overall. "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentJoshua Park bt Ralph Andre (Jul 1) 3-6, 7-5, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "What a match tonight! Ralph stormed through 5:0 up in the first set and, although I clawed back a few games, he eventually took it 6:3. In the second set, he had a match point at 5:4 but I fought back from there to take the set 7:5. The championship tie breaker was similarly tight. We played in warm and humid conditions and were both drenched in sweat. Thanks Ralph for a super match and good luck for the rest of the season. "  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentJoshua Park bt Sam Fossat (Jun 28) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another tough match for me, not really reflected in the score. Strong winds made things tricky and we both probably made more errors than winners. Thanks for a good game Sam and good luck with rest of your matches. "  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentWill Fawcett bt Ralph Andre (Jun 28) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies and played in a friendly spirit. Very enjoyable morning of tennis. Thanks Ralph!"  -- Will
Reveal CommentWill Fawcett bt Jon Gustafsson (Jun 26) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Exhausting match in the heat made harder with a very low sun towards the end. I edged what was an edgy encounter as both of us struggled to generate any real pace on the ball. Thanks Jon for a great game. "  -- Will
Reveal CommentJon Gustafsson bt Michael Rossiter (Jun 23) 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely sunny evening for a game of enjoyable tennis. After a somewhat shaky start, I thought I was in control at 5-2 in the first set, but started to miss a bit while Michael continued to improve and played very solid game to reach tiebreak and win the first set. Fortunately for me, Michael struggled with his serve in the second set while I found some consistency back to win the second set. With 15 minutes to go before the second hour, we decided to play the match tiebreak, which I just about managed to edge, but this match could certainly have gone either way. "  -- Jon
Kat Williams bt Michael Rossiter (Jun 21) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentJoshua Park bt Will Fawcett (Jun 21) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "I Thoroughly enjoyed this match! Really competitive tennis and the result could have gone either way. Will started strongly from and was leading 5:2 in the first set until I managed to level the scores. Will then took a hard fought tie break. `and finished in tie break. The score in the second set don't do justice to the tennis or the games. The match tiebreak was a fitting way to finish. Thanks Will and well played!"  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentRalph Andre bt Sam Fossat (Jun 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played on an overcast yet warm evening, the match had lots of close games and long rallies, with the scoreline going my way perhaps more by good fortune than anything else. Thank you for the match, Samuel, it was hard-fought; good luck for the rest of the round!"  -- Ralph

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRalph Andre bt Jon Gustafsson (Jun 18) 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you, Jon, for a thoroughly enjoyable match! It was a long, epic one, with lots of closely-fought games, long rallies and winning shots to break the deadlock. The first two sets were played on a hot, sunny Saturday afternoon, with a wind blowing straight down the court proving tricky to adapt to. Jon took the first set and deservedly so, whilst the second one had plenty of to and fro in the scoreline before a tiebreak that I managed to take. Without time to finish the match at the first attempt, we played the third set on a warm, still evening the following week. Jon felt that his rythmn wasn't quite there as before and it was my good fortune that the final score went my way. Thanks again, Jon; good luck with your remaining matches! "  -- Ralph
Reveal CommentJon Gustafsson bt Sam Fossat (Jun 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Sam was struggling a bit with his consistency and fortunately for me, his strong serve more often than not didn't find its way into the box. Nevertheless an enjoyable game, which was closer than the flattering scoreline may suggest."  -- Jon
Sam Fossat bt Michael Rossiter (Jun 13) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)
Sam Fossat bt Carlos Vega Alonso (Jun 9) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentJon Gustafsson bt Joshua Park (Jun 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to be back on court again and as always a pleasure playing Josh. We were both struggling a bit with consistency and the result could quite easily have gone either way with many deuce games. "  -- Jon

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Serge for winning Group 3 on his debut in Wimbledon Park Tennis League, finishing undefeated on 7 wins, one point clear of runner up Jon on 5 wins. Their head to head was "a very tight match where a number of games could have gone either way" and George did one better by taking a set off Serge. The Match of the Group featured an incredible [18-16] second set tiebreak and they still had the energy for another tiebreak in the third set... great effort both!

Final Rankings:

  1. Serge Taborin 9.1 [W7] 14 WINNER
  2. Jon Rutter [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Matt Dawkins [W3, L4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. George Pollitt [W4, L1] 9
  5. Peter Roberts 8.1 [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. John Moyna [W1, L4, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sven Oestmann 8.1 [W1, L6] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Stephen Batchelor [W1, L4, UF1] 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGeorge Pollitt bt Jon Rutter (Jul 29) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great long match which could have gone either way. Looking forward to the next one!"  -- George
Reveal CommentSerge Taborin bt Jon Rutter (Jul 27) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight match where a number of games could have gone either way. Jon's aggressive style had me running from side to side - or often just admiring the winners as they flew past me! "  -- Serge
Reveal CommentJohn Moyna v Stephen Batchelor (Jul 21) 7-6 (7-1), 3-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "John to serve."  -- John
Reveal CommentSerge Taborin bt John Moyna (Jul 19) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with John, with some nice long rallies. It was a much closer contest than the results suggests - a number of games could have gone John’s way. Hope to play again soon!"  -- Serge
Reveal CommentSerge Taborin bt Peter Roberts (Jul 15) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match with a host of long rallies and a number of games that could have gone either way. Hope to play again soon!"  -- Serge
Reveal CommentGeorge Pollitt bt Peter Roberts (Jul 14) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some good winners from Peter. Looking forward to the next encounter!"  -- George
Reveal CommentSerge Taborin bt Stephen Batchelor (Jul 13) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A much closer match than the result suggests, with some great long rallies. Hope to play again soon. "  -- Serge
Reveal CommentGeorge Pollitt bt Sven Oestmann (Jul 13) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Some amazingly long rallies, the last set could have gone either way. Well played!"  -- George

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentStephen Batchelor bt Sven Oestmann (Jul 10) 3-6, 7-6 (18-16), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with Stephen. We played for 2 hours and did not even manage to finish two sets. There were some long rallies and lots of games went to deuce. Stephen showed incredible agility around the court and somehow managed to get balls back that looked impossible to reach. He came back from two match points down at 5-2 or 5-3 to finish strongly and take the match to 5-5. To be continued, me to serve."  -- Sven
  • "This match couldn’t have been any tighter. Spanning 2 x 2 hour sessions and many of the games going to deuce. The match could’ve gone either way but I managed to edge out Sven in the final set tie break. Thanks for the game!" -- Stephen
George Pollitt bt Matt Dawkins (Jul 9) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentSerge Taborin bt Sven Oestmann (Jul 9) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match, with some excellent rallies throughout. A very tight second set!"  -- Serge
Reveal CommentSerge Taborin bt George Pollitt (Jul 7) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic match with lots of long rallies and an incredibly tight deciding set. Could have easily gone the other way. "  -- Serge
Reveal CommentMatt Dawkins bt Stephen Batchelor (Jul 6) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Stephen who become very consistent in the second set. "  -- Matt
Reveal CommentJon Rutter bt John Moyna (Jul 4) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "tbc jon to serve."  -- Jon
  • "Another great match with John, lots of close games and cracking rallies as our match went over 3h. As usual it was a hard fought as John fired many winners down the lines when I hit anything short." -- Jon
Reveal CommentSerge Taborin bt Matt Dawkins (Jul 2) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match, very tight second set!"  -- Serge
Reveal CommentJon Rutter bt Sven Oestmann (Jun 27) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • ''Resumed our match after getting rained off a couple of weeks earlier. We played two close sets with many games going to duece. Sven with some decisive volleys at the net but I just managed to have the better of it. Thanks for such an enjoyable match!'' -- Jon
Reveal CommentPeter Roberts bt John Moyna (Jun 26) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A bit muggy for our close match this Friday evening, completed just before the rain arrived. Apart from when I edged each set, the only time we were more than a game apart was when John led 3-1 in the second set. Prior to that we had a very exciting, competitive first set with John countering my aggressive efforts with some great passing shots. It was probably steadier serving that swung the balance my way. After a long leave of absence, it just seemed to be there today. I was trying not to think of John turning the tables on me after the first set, but as so often happens, he did. This time I held my nerve to go from 1-3 to 4-3 before John squared it. I held again and John sent his second serve wide to concede. Very tight! Thx, John "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentMatt Dawkins bt John Moyna (Jun 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with John on the hottest day of the year, some good rallies and winners.... I had the extra incentive to win as he turned up in a spurs top (:"  -- Matt
Reveal CommentPeter Roberts bt Stephen Batchelor (Jun 23) 6-3, 2-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "With courts in Wimbledon Park now increasingly tricky to book, we retreated to Dundonald Park for this match. It was good to play on hard court for a change but this didn’t prevent me being victim to several deft drop-shots by Stephen. The first set was really a bit of a warm-up for him, returning to tennis after an extended break, but no doubt improving with each match now. After securing the first set, my shakey form took a dip while Stephen got some rhythm going and took the second quite easily. With only half an hour left, we opted for a championship tie-break in which I just kept my nose ahead, finishing with a decent serve. Thanks, Stephen and good luck with your other matches!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentJon Rutter bt Stephen Batchelor (Jun 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • ''Enjoyable game with Stephen on a lovely summers evening. Think I was lucky to play Stephen in his first game back as he started off a little rusty. Some cracking rallies as the match went on and Stephen hitting some tremendous aces along the way.'' -- Jon
Reveal CommentMatt Dawkins bt Sven Oestmann (Jun 22) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game with Sven, who almost made a comeback from being 4-1 down I. The second."  -- Matt
Reveal CommentJon Rutter bt Peter Roberts (Jun 20) 5-7, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play such a close 3 setter. Peter deservedly won the first set after breaking my serve a few times and hitting some lovely returns and a memorable backhand down the line. I managed to even the match with the second set, then into the third with many games going to duece but I just managed to win enough of the close ones. Absolutely exhausted after the 3rd set. Peter - thanks for such an enjoyable match and good luck in your remaining games."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentPeter Roberts bt Matt Dawkins (Jun 18) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Still early days for those of us trying to regain our previous feel for racket after the COVID lockdown. However there were some great serves and rallies between us. Matt was much steadier in the first set while I was hitting a lot long. My serving picked up a bit in the second set and an extraordinary sequence of lucky breaks went my way including a couple of game-saving netcords and a few more random winners off great serves by Matt. I think the majority of games went to deuce, all very tight. In the third set, the level dipped slightly but my run of good fortune continued with some frustratingly jammy stuff. Thanks, Matt, looking forward to our next encounter. . "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentJon Rutter bt Matt Dawkins (Jun 11) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another close match with Matt, and great to be back on the court. The first set on serve until the final game and then second set full of service breaks and close games. Good to get my own back for our previous match!!"  -- Jon
Reveal CommentSven Oestmann bt Peter Roberts (Jun 10) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match in slightly damp conditions. Both of us were a bit rusty after the enforced break, but there were some really good rallies and some long games. The second set was tight. We got to 4-4, both of us winning our service games. I then managed to break Peter in a tight game and was lucky to win the match on serve. Very good fun. Thanks for the match, Peter, and all the best for the rest of the round."  -- Sven
Reveal CommentJohn Moyna bt Sven Oestmann (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day to play our first game back from lockdown. Both of us had some cobwebs to blow off. I just managed to blow them off a little bit quicker. Sven is a true gentleman and it was a pleasure to play him. Hope you do well in the rest of the league. "  -- John

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Babak for a convincing win in Group 4 finishing with 5 wins, 3 points clear of Joe G and Philip. Joe G's win over Philip secured him runner up spot but unfortunately the "Battle of the Joes" finished at one set apiece and 4-4 when time ran out. The Great British weather played a part in the round with Babak and Joe G enduring "scorching hot weather" while "typical Wimbledon weather" of cold and damp returned for Alfie's match against Wikus on the first day of Wimbledon fortnight!

Final Rankings:

  1. Babak Semino 8.1 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Joe Garner 9.2 [W3, L1, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Philip James 7.2 [W4, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joe Wells [W3, L2, UF1] 8
  5. Ben Harling 10.2 [W2, L2, UF1] 6
  6. Alfie Wong 8.1 [W1, L4, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Wikus Struwig [L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Will Smith 7.2 [W1, L1] withdrawn 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoe Wells bt Wikus Struwig (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game to finish off the round on a lovely sunny evening. "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJoe Garner v Joe Wells (Jul 28) 4-6, 6-4, 4-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "In blinding sunshine and a gusty wind, the ‘Battle of the Joes’ swung backwards and forwards with neither Joe able to gain an edge for more than a few games. Despite loads of great rallies and hard fought points, there was nothing between us and as we approached the climax of a hard fought match...we ran out of time, gave up the court and wont be able finish the match. However....it has inspired us both to enter the next round.....!"  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJoe Wells bt Philip James (Jul 26) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really tight game, with the first set in particular bringing out some long rallys and close games. Thanks for a great game Phil and good luck for the rest of the round. "  -- Joe
Ben Harling bt Philip James (Jul 24) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentBabak Semino bt Ben Harling (Jul 22) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We continued our game all square in sets and played out the last set on Grass courts which was a treat. Ben played really well with lovely strokes and lots of serve and volley although his serve wasn't as consistent as he would have liked and gave me a number of double fault points. Leading 5-2 he came back strong and broke serve twice but couldn't hold at the end. good close workout , thanks Ben and good luck with the next match."  -- Babak
Reveal CommentBabak Semino bt Wikus Struwig (Jul 19) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Wikus for a challenging and close game with good rallies from both sides, Good Luck with the rest of the games. "  -- Babak
Joe Garner bt Philip James (Jul 17) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentBabak Semino bt Joe Wells (Jul 16) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A frustrating first set for both of us. None of us could hold serve often but evenly matched overall, just edged it in the 2nd set. Thanks Joe and looking forward to our next match. Good luck with your remaining games. "  -- Babak
Reveal CommentAlfie Wong v Ben Harling (Jul 16) 4-6, 4-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Park closure stopped play at AW:BH 4-6, 4-5 (*40-40)"  -- Alfie

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPhilip James bt Alfie Wong (Jul 14) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Extremely close match!"  -- Alfie
Reveal CommentWill Smith bt Ben Harling (Jul 5) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ben, enjoyable game in testing windy conditions Will"  -- Will
Reveal CommentAlfie Wong bt Wikus Struwig (Jun 29) 2-6, 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "For me, completing a match pain-free was in itself a victory after a bad hand injury, and the win was an unexpected bonus. On the first day of Wimbledon fortnight, the typical Wimbledon weather returned - cold, damp, low sun and windy. Wikus coped with the conditions much better than I did, and raced to a one-set lead. I started to play better in the second set, feeling more secure with my serve. At 4-4, I broke first to go up 5-4, only for Wikus to even out immediately. I broke serve again with some aggressive play and then held on to wrap up the second set. I rode the momentum into the third set. After several long games, I went up 4-0. Then at 5-1, I broke Wikus's serve for one final time to complete my first victory of the round."  -- Alfie
Reveal CommentPhilip James bt Will Smith (Jun 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match against Will, this time with me coming out on top though I’m not quite sure how. In very windy conditions, Will started really well, forcing deuces and break points in my early service games, meanwhile I struggled to get any of Will’s serves back. I managed to survive, and late on in the set, against the run of play, I managed to grab the only break and successfully served to take it. The second set was similar to the first, with lots of great rallies, and long games. I snuck a break early on, but was constantly under pressure from Will trying to break back and creating multiple break points. Somehow I held serve to win a really tight match on just the two breaks all match. "  -- Philip
Reveal CommentBabak Semino bt Alfie Wong (Jun 28) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another 3 set 2 hours full , Alfie played really well considering coming back from injury and served well throughout, I managed to get back on level terms and just edged it on the last 2 games. Well played Alfie and good luck with your next game."  -- Babak
Reveal CommentPhilip James bt Babak Semino (Jun 26) 6-1, 5-7, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "A great match, played in a lovely friendly way in the 30 degree heat on the hard courts of the AELTC. I got off to a good start though the 1st set was tighter than the score implies. In the 2nd set Babek started to change things up and target my weaknesses, but with a lot of hustle and luck I managed to build a 5-2 lead and served for the match. However Babek got one break back, and then saved two match points on his own serve and then another on mine, before breaking again to level it at 5-5. The momentum was all with Babek at this point who completed a run of five consecutive games to take the second set. Due to the heat we decided to play a match tiebreak, and I able to find some composure and form to build a lead, eventually taking it."  -- Philip
Reveal CommentJoe Garner bt Alfie Wong (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Alfie, and best wishes for making a full recovery."  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJoe Wells bt Alfie Wong (Jun 24) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match on a very hot evening! Thanks for a great game Alfie and good luck with the rest of the round."  -- Joe
Reveal CommentBabak Semino bt Joe Garner (Jun 23) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in scorching hot weather with no place to hide, lots of rallies and amazing lob shots from Joe and some lucky drop shots by me made it even harder to manage. We continued for 2 hours and although breathless a good workout for sure. Always a pleasure Joe and good luck with your next games."  -- Babak
Reveal CommentJoe Garner bt Wikus Struwig (Jun 13) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for organising our group and a great match! Joe"  -- Joe
Reveal CommentBen Harling bt Joe Wells (Jun 13) 2-6, 6-3, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Good match and nice sunny weather! I was fortunate to come back after Joe started the better, the change of momentum helping me through the match tie-break "  -- Ben
Philip James bt Wikus Struwig (Jun 11) 7-5, 6-3

Group Summary:

It was a flawless debut in the Leagues for Lynton who topped Group 5 with a run of 7 straight wins and no sets dropped to finish 2 points clear of runner up Vikranth. Vikranth's only defeat was to Lynton, a "very entertaining and tense match" which Lynton managed to close out in 2 sets. It was a great effort across the group with everyone playing 6 or 7 matches and most of you earning the midway bonus points, and lots of close matches too!

Final Rankings:

  1. Lynton Saffier [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Vikranth Audi 8.1 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Trevor Ingram 8.1 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Victor Martinez 9.1 [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Konstantinos Vathakos [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Kristian Adams 9.1 [W2, L5] 5
  7. Rebecca Quee [W1, L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Alex Bloomfield [W1, L5] 4

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKonstantinos Vathakos bt Kristian Adams (Jul 24) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very entertaining match, we had some long deuces played on long rallies. Thoroughly enjoyed match, thanks Kristian!"  -- Konstantinos
Reveal CommentVictor Martinez bt Konstantinos Vathakos (Jul 24) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Close match played in 2 separate sessions"  -- Victor
Reveal CommentTrevor Ingram bt Alex Bloomfield (Jul 23) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect conditions for a tennis match... nice tennis on both sides of the net but unfortunately for Alex, I hit a patch of good form and was making most of my shots! "  -- Trevor
Reveal CommentKristian Adams bt Victor Martinez (Jul 18) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Victor! Was difficult at times in the setting sun, but we both had to work hard for those points today. Good luck with your last match :)"  -- Kristian
Reveal CommentTrevor Ingram bt Kristian Adams (Jul 14) 6-2, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A topsy turvy score line does not tell the story of the match... There were a lot of deuce games!! A hard fought match decided on fine margins! Thanks Kristian"  -- Trevor
Reveal CommentKonstantinos Vathakos bt Rebecca Quee (Jul 13) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, some long rallies and exchanges of breaks. thoroughly entertained!"  -- Konstantinos
Reveal CommentLynton Saffier bt Vikranth Audi (Jul 12) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive and good match. The match was a bit topsy turvy as we were breaking each others service games and looked like it was going to be a long match but in the end, only one of us had to win the match but luckily for me, I just managed to pip Vik over the finish line first. Vik had very good passing shots and pushed me hard to the end. Very entertaining and tense match for both of us!! Well played Vik!! and I’m sure we’ll have a few more of these to come in the near future. Many thanks and all the best for your future leagues "  -- Lynton
Reveal CommentLynton Saffier bt Kristian Adams (Jul 9) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very good match during a nice cool but drizzling day. Kristian played well with some very nice passing shots and winners although the score line saying otherwise. Had to dig a little deep to get out of a few deuce games as my service games wasn’t up to scratch as it should be. A real enjoyable and entertaining match. Thanks so much Kristian and all the best for the rest of your league matches. "  -- Lynton
Reveal CommentAlex Bloomfield bt Kristian Adams (Jul 6) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Super tight game that’s lasted the full two hours on a nice sunny morning. Cheers Kristian"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentVictor Martinez bt Alex Bloomfield (Jul 5) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match with lots of deuce games."  -- Victor
Reveal CommentKristian Adams bt Rebecca Quee (Jul 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Becca! Was tough today in those windy conditions and I lost track of how many points we played under Deuce at times. Good luck with your last match. "  -- Kristian
Reveal CommentRebecca Quee bt Alex Bloomfield (Jul 2) 4-1, 1-4, [13-11]

Player Comments:

  • "Great, competitive match. Had a lot of fun! - Beck"  -- Rebecca
Reveal CommentLynton Saffier bt Alex Bloomfield (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was quite a good match with a couple of long rallies between us. The weather was nice and cool today. Both of our serves games wasn’t up to scratch today but we got going in the end. Many thanks to Alex for a good match and all the best for the rest of your league matches"  -- Lynton
Reveal CommentVikranth Audi bt Kristian Adams (Jun 28) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Today was a most difficult afternoon for tennis. The wind was gusty (18mph), the sun was right overhead affecting the serve from the cafeteria end and halfway through, the rain came pouring down! But, we soldiered on and got the match completed amidst the volatile weather conditions. There wasn’t much consistency to either of our games in the first set. The second was relatively more fluent and had some really long games with many deuces. Thanks Kristian for the match and good luck for your remaining matches! "  -- Vikranth
Reveal CommentLynton Saffier bt Konstantinos Vathakos (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and pleasant game on a hot day. Some good rallies from both of us but also a few unforced errors. Regardless the score-line, a great match played. Thank u Konstantinos for an entertaining match and all the best for the rest of your league games"  -- Lynton
Trevor Ingram bt Victor Martinez (Jun 24) 6-0, 6-1
Vikranth Audi bt Konstantinos Vathakos (Jun 23) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentVictor Martinez bt Rebecca Quee (Jun 22) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice long rallies in very sunny conditions."  -- Victor
Reveal CommentVikranth Audi bt Alex Bloomfield (Jun 21) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Played in warm but breezy conditions. It was only Alex’s second match post lockdown so a bit rusty in the first set. The sixth game went to 7-8 deuces; a marker for the second set to come. Very tight set and some super long rallies including the seventh game which had 10-12 deuces. I was lucky to close out the match in 2. "  -- Vikranth
Reveal CommentTrevor Ingram bt Konstantinos Vathakos (Jun 19) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A cool evening for a tennis match - the first set going to Trevor whilst Konstantinos was finding his rhythm, the second set much more competitive with some good fought out points. An enjoyable game 👍🏼"  -- Trevor
Reveal CommentLynton Saffier bt Victor Martinez (Jun 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Weather was great to play the match considering it was raining most of the day. The match itself had good rallies and a few passing shots from both of us. The match was tight even tho the score line says differently and we had a good few deuce games. Thanks Victor for an entertaining match and all the best for the rest of your league matches. "  -- Lynton
Reveal CommentLynton Saffier bt Trevor Ingram (Jun 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A few unforced errors from both of us but a good match never the less. Thanks Trevor for the game and best of luck with your future matches in the league"  -- Lynton
Reveal CommentVikranth Audi bt Victor Martinez (Jun 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Victor’s first tennis match after a few months gap, played on a sunny, hot Sunday evening with barely any wind. The first set was very tight with more than a few net chords going my way. I managed to run away to a lead in the second set, and despite some nervy moments, managed to hold on. Exciting match overall! "  -- Vikranth

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVikranth Audi bt Trevor Ingram (Jun 13) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Due to a communication gap, this match almost didn’t happen. But Trevor was kind enough to make it to the court last minute. Very close match with many long rallies, especially the second set!"  -- Vikranth
Reveal CommentLynton Saffier bt Rebecca Quee (Jun 12) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Match was good and enjoyable with some good ground strokes from both of us even tho the score says otherwise. Weather was great to play. Thank you Beck for a good match and all the best for the rest of your league matches"  -- Lynton
Reveal CommentTrevor Ingram bt Rebecca Quee (Jun 10) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The rain held off long enough to get this match played. It was a competitive game which started with a lot of service breaks before settling down in to some good rallies."  -- Trevor
Reveal CommentVikranth Audi bt Rebecca Quee (Jun 7) 5-4, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with a close first set with lots of chipped returns and slow/low bounce!"  -- Vikranth

Group Summary:

This was a fairly low scoring group unfortunately with players a little slow off the mark with match scheduling so no bonus points earned. However, the matches played led to a tight contest at the top with Francois and Will both tied on 6 points so it came down to their head to head which Francois won. He had to work hard for his win against Jin with both sets going to tiebreaks, while Jin was the unlucky loser in another close match against Will... bad luck but great effort!

Final Rankings:

  1. Francois Theis 9.1 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Will Hodge 10.1 [W3, L2] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Jin Song [W1, L2] 3
  4. Gabriele Ginardi [W1] 2
  5. Luis Alonso 8.2 [L1]
  6. Oliver Jones [L3]
  7. Simon Harrison withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFrancois Theis bt Will Hodge (Jul 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game. Great Weather. Thanks Will"  -- Francois
Will Hodge bt Oliver Jones (Jul 13) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentWill Hodge bt Luis Alonso (Jul 7) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Luis. Great to battle it out again - even if it was in the driving rain!"  -- Will
Reveal CommentJin Song bt Oliver Jones (Jul 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the hit Oliver, all the best with the rest of the comp!"  -- Jin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFrancois Theis bt Jin Song (Jun 29) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A great game. Very tight. Jin has a killer backend slice and i was lucky to win the tie-breaks"  -- Francois
Gabriele Ginardi bt Will Hodge (Jun 25) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentFrancois Theis bt Oliver Jones (Jun 22) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun! Nice meeting you Ollie"  -- Francois
Reveal CommentWill Hodge bt Jin Song (Jun 16) 6-4, 2-6, [13-11]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - well played!"  -- Will

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Christopher for topping Group 7 with 4 wins to finish one point clear of the last round group winner Morgan. Christopher was made to work hard for his win by Alan who took him to 3 sets, and there were 3 set wins for Ben, Shahid, Mitchell and Emily as well. The most topsy turvy of these matches was Emily's win over Alan in which she dug deep to win the third set in a tiebreak after losing her way in the second... well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Christopher Fletcher 9.2 [W4, L3] 10 WINNER
  2. Morgan Parry [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Emily Barnes [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mitchell Bradman 8.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. David Hickling [W2] 4
  6. Ben Tootill [W2] 4
  7. Shahid Butt 9.2 [W1, L3] 2
  8. Alan Hynes [L4] 2

Match Results:

David Hickling bt Christopher Fletcher (Jul 29) 6-4, 6-2
Ben Tootill bt Morgan Parry (Jul 28) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1
Mitchell Bradman bt Shahid Butt (Jul 25) Walkover
Morgan Parry bt Alan Hynes (Jul 16) 6-0, 6-2
Ben Tootill bt Christopher Fletcher (Jul 14) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Christopher Fletcher bt Shahid Butt (Jul 8) 6-2, 6-3
Christopher Fletcher bt Morgan Parry (Jul 7) 6-2, 6-4
Christopher Fletcher bt Alan Hynes (Jul 3) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
Morgan Parry bt Shahid Butt (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-1
Christopher Fletcher bt Mitchell Bradman (Jun 29) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentShahid Butt bt Emily Barnes (Jun 29) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match and Emily played well specially her return of serve were awesome. Some of her passing shot were brilliant too. I’ve started with slow and made too many errors and then start to find my serve and forehand well but I must praise Emily game."  -- Shahid
Mitchell Bradman bt Alan Hynes (Jun 24) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentMitchell Bradman bt Morgan Parry (Jun 23) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • ''A very close match! As we returned to play at 2-3 my serve in the third set, I won three consecutive games, where I was playing a good standard of tennis. At 30-15 5-3 to me Morgan took the game, and he went 40-0 in my next service game, which caused me some problems, but I regrouped, and ended up winning it on a fortunate drop volley in the corner, phew!''-- Mitchell
David Hickling bt Morgan Parry (Jun 21) 6-4, 6-3
Morgan Parry bt Emily Barnes (Jun 19) 6-3, 6-3
Emily Barnes bt Mitchell Bradman (Jun 14) 5-3 Mitchell Bradman Retired

Match of the Group:

Emily Barnes bt Alan Hynes (Jun 11) 7-6 (7-4), 0-6, 7-6 (7-4)
Emily Barnes bt Christopher Fletcher (Jun 8) 7-5, 5-7, [10-5]

Group Summary:

Congratulations to David on winning the group on his debut in Wimbledon Park with an impressive 7 wins and 16 points, finishing 4 points clear of runner up Andrew. Earning the midway bonus points for early match scheduling helped Pavelas to third place ahead of Matt who played well to win 4 matches. Rachel dug deep in her third set comeback to beat Andrew and was involved in tight tussles against Adrian and David too... great play!

Final Rankings:

  1. David Segura-Pravia 9.2 [W7, L1] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Andrew Thomas 9.1 [W4, L3] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Pavelas Maciulevicius [W3, L5] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Matt Unicomb [W4, L1] 9
  5. Adrian Restantia 8.2 [W3, L1] 7
  6. Don McGill 8.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Rachel Kift 9.1 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jumaane Camero 10.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Marli Struwig [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Pavelas Maciulevicius bt Marli Struwig (Jul 20) 4-0, 5-3
Reveal CommentAdrian Restantia bt David Segura-Pravia (Jul 16) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match against a very very good player. Lots of long rallies and great shots. Not to mention that David is a big fighter, saving 3 match points at 5-4 to me, in a deuce game, in the second set! On any day the result could have gone on either sides. I really enjoyed the match. Thanks David"  -- Adrian
Matt Unicomb bt Pavelas Maciulevicius (Jul 13) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAdrian Restantia bt Rachel Kift (Jul 10) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match! We had loads of long rallies and deuce games. It could have gone either way as our level is quite similar. Thanks Rachel! Hope we’ll play again soon! "  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentPavelas Maciulevicius bt Andrew Thomas (Jul 8) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some good rallies. Good luck to Andrew with the rest of the league and i wish him to recover his injury soon."  -- Pavelas
Matt Unicomb bt Don McGill (Jul 7) 6-3, 6-3
Matt Unicomb bt Rachel Kift (Jul 4) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentPavelas Maciulevicius bt Jumaane Camero (Jul 1) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "We both played for the first time on grass and i think i was more lucky than Jumaane. I didn't enjoy the surface and it was an odd match for both of us. Looking forward to play with Jumaane again. Best of luck with your other matches."  -- Pavelas
Adrian Restantia bt Pavelas Maciulevicius (Jun 26) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Reveal CommentDavid Segura-Pravia bt Jumaane Camero (Jun 25) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed playing with Jumaane. He has got a strong forehand and serve. Very well played mate"  -- David
Reveal CommentRachel Kift bt Pavelas Maciulevicius (Jun 23) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely sunny evening for tennis. We both made our share of mistakes but had some great rallies as well. Thanks for an enjoyable match Pavelas. Look forward to playing again sometime"  -- Rachel
Reveal CommentDon McGill bt Rachel Kift (Jun 21) 7-6 (9-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It’s always a pleasure to play Rachel who is one of the nicest people you could meet off court... it’s a different story on court when she turns into an unexpected assassin. I was 5-2 up in the first but Rachel staged an excellent comeback taking us to a hard fought tiebreak that I was lucky to just edge. A real scrap in the second and I had to play my best tennis to get the win! Thank you Rachel for an incredible match and best of luck with the rest... I won’t be forgetting this one for sometime! D "  -- Don
Reveal CommentDavid Segura-Pravia bt Matt Unicomb (Jun 21) 6-4, 4-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very competitive match. Matt is a great player. We enjoyed very much. Thanks Matt"  -- David

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRachel Kift bt Andrew Thomas (Jun 19) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Surprised to come out the winner as I was 2-5 down in the final set but the whole match was topsy turvy with many switches in momentum. Thanks again Andrew, well played "  -- Rachel
Reveal CommentDavid Segura-Pravia bt Marli Struwig (Jun 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Marli has a very strong forehand. She will be a very strong player very soon. Thanks for the game"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Segura-Pravia bt Rachel Kift (Jun 14) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "What a great second set. Rachel is a very accurate player difficult to beat. Thanks Rachel"  -- David
Reveal CommentDon McGill bt Pavelas Maciulevicius (Jun 13) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A highly competitive match with many twists and turns... feels great to come out on top this time after losing to Pavelas in a previous round. Thank you for a memorable match and best of luck with the rest. D "  -- Don
Reveal CommentDavid Segura-Pravia bt Pavelas Maciulevicius (Jun 12) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very strong topspin from Pavelas. Very challenging "  -- David
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt Don McGill (Jun 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, Don. Good luck with the rest of the league. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt Marli Struwig (Jun 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match. Good luck with the rest of your games."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentDavid Segura-Pravia bt Andrew Thomas (Jun 9) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Andrew. Thanks. Strong opponent"  -- David
Matt Unicomb bt Marli Struwig (Jun 9) 4-0, 4-1
Reveal CommentDavid Segura-Pravia bt Don McGill (Jun 8) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to come back to competitive tennis. Thanks Don. Great match"  -- David
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt Adrian Restantia (Jun 7) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Wow! I’m not quite sure how I won - Adrian was clearly a better tennis player than me. I think I got lucky on deuce games - practically every game went to deuce. It was a great match - thanks Adrian. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt Jumaane Camero (Jun 5) 6-3, 6-7 (7-9), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Jumaane and I played each other two years ago. He won, with both sets going to tie-breaks. This time round the tennis was just as close. Only one tie break, but a two hour, two set, thrilling match. Great fun. Thanks Jumaane."  -- Andrew

Group Summary:

Christopher continued his winning ways following up his group win last round by going undefeated in 5 matches to win Group 9 this time. His wins included close matches against runner up Andy and Maria, while Maria and Phil had an epic battle which was played over 3 days and "took 4 attempts courtesy of rain, more rain, fever & rain!"... so a feat of endurance as well as tennis skills!

Final Rankings:

  1. Christopher Davidson [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Andy Matthews 8.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Joe Cripps [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Phil Agunbiade [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Maria Baker 8.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Brendan Mulcahy [L1] withdrawn
  7. Duncan Grantham [L2]
  8. Mark O'Callaghan

Match Results:

Christopher Davidson bt Duncan Grantham (Jul 15) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentChristopher Davidson bt Phil Agunbiade (Jul 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Phil - look forward to the next one!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentAndy Matthews bt Duncan Grantham (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Duncan all the best for the future"  -- Andy

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMaria Baker bt Phil Agunbiade (Jul 1) 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This match was actually played over 3 days & took 4 attempts courtesy of rain, more rain, fever & rain! Phil and I only got 3 games in before we we succumbed to hostile park attendants & a thunderstorm. Second attempt was thwarted by a temperature for Maria & then subsequent heavy rain on attempt 3. The first set here was not a true reflection of Phil's ability; it was certainly not easy to play after we both got absolutely drenched so we could barely hold onto our rackets! When we finally got to finish our match on 9th July the final set went largely with serve. Couple of breaks each but I managed to hold my nerve to win 6-4. It was fitting and almost poignant that it rained as we collected the balls. Crazy match Phil. Thanks!"  -- Maria
Joe Cripps bt Phil Agunbiade (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-2
Joe Cripps bt Maria Baker (Jun 28) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentPhil Agunbiade bt Brendan Mulcahy (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I was looking forward to this rematch with Brendan, but not on the hottest day of the year and we both were sweating buckets! Brendan played some good shots but I got the better hand in the heat. A previous injury Brendan was nursing didn’t help him either. Good luck with your remaining matches "  -- Phil
Reveal CommentChristopher Davidson bt Maria Baker (Jun 24) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "SUCH AN ENJOYABLE GAME! Really close match, and definitely feeling it today. Look forward to our next match!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Davidson bt Andy Matthews (Jun 22) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really, really great game. Andy's forehand is a force to be reckoned with!"  -- Christopher
Christopher Davidson bt Joe Cripps (Jun 21) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndy Matthews bt Maria Baker (Jun 19) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, 2nd set could have gone either way."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Matthews bt Phil Agunbiade (Jun 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Phil again and good to get the game completed despite the rain."  -- Andy

Group Summary:

Another well contested group with Danielle pipping Amit to top spot by a single point with extra match win, and Jenny was just 2 points adrift of Amit in third place. A great effort from everyone to earn the midway bonus points for early match scheduling and thanks for all the commentaries too! William showed his fighting qualities to win two marathon 3 setters against Amit and Jenny, both lasting around 3 hours

Final Rankings:

  1. Danielle Price [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Amit Kash [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jenny Hong 8.2 [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. William Knight [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Hayden Murray [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Erik Wetzler [W2, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Lydia Hicks 10.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Dameon Napoli [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Amit Kash bt Erik Wetzler (Jul 24) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentDanielle Price bt William Knight (Jul 22) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Tough second set with a couple of very nice aces from Will, well played! "  -- Danielle
Reveal CommentDanielle Price bt Amit Kash (Jul 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match which was much closer than the score suggests. Some very tough serves to return from Kash! "  -- Danielle
Reveal CommentDanielle Price bt Hayden Murray (Jul 13) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The score doesn't reflect how close this was - some amazing running by Hayden. Great match and workout, thanks!!"  -- Danielle
Reveal CommentHayden Murray bt Dameon Napoli (Jul 7) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game using the short format. Looking forward to the rematch"  -- Hayden
Reveal CommentDanielle Price bt Dameon Napoli (Jun 30) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really tough first set, and an exhausting 2.5hr match played through drizzle, sun and drizzle!! "  -- Danielle
Amit Kash bt Hayden Murray (Jun 27) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentWilliam Knight bt Erik Wetzler (Jun 26) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in very changeable conditions. We started in heavy rain but by the end sunglasses were a necessity! "  -- William
Reveal CommentHayden Murray bt Erik Wetzler (Jun 24) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Erik for a great game in the sun"  -- Hayden
Jenny Hong bt Lydia Hicks (Jun 24) Walkover
Amit Kash bt Lydia Hicks (Jun 23) 6-2, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentWilliam Knight bt Amit Kash (Jun 20) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • ''A very close match lasting over three hours and taking place over two days. As much as I enjoyed it, given the heat I was glad it didn't go on any longer!'' -- Will
Reveal CommentErik Wetzler bt Dameon Napoli (Jun 18) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The Met office let us down with the forecast, but we had a great match slogging it out in the rain regardless! Many deuce points again and again! "  -- Erik
Reveal CommentJenny Hong bt Erik Wetzler (Jun 17) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasant match against Erik, we were lucky to get this match played after having to re-schedule due to rain the previous week. Luckily we finished just before the rain started. Thanks Erik, all the best with the rest of your matches. "  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentErik Wetzler bt Lydia Hicks (Jun 16) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun, great match! It could have gone either way many times."  -- Erik
Reveal CommentWilliam Knight bt Hayden Murray (Jun 16) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very fun match where every game seemed to go to deuce. Luckily we managed to finish just before the rain arrived. "  -- William
Reveal CommentDanielle Price bt Jenny Hong (Jun 14) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game played on a very humid day. Jenny's service game was very much on form, very difficult to deal with!! "  -- Danielle
Reveal CommentJenny Hong bt Hayden Murray (Jun 13) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice sunny day for tennis but the blustery wind made it quite a challenge. Thanks very much for a great game, Hayden. "  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentDanielle Price bt Erik Wetzler (Jun 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We were very lucky with the weather. The score doesn't reflect the number of deuces! "  -- Danielle
Reveal CommentLydia Hicks bt Dameon Napoli (Jun 11) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game! "  -- Lydia
Amit Kash bt Jenny Hong (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-0
Amit Kash bt Dameon Napoli (Jun 8) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJenny Hong bt Dameon Napoli (Jun 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We were lucky that the weather held dry for the match. It wasn’t quite the straightforward match as the score line suggested - Dameon did manage to break two of my service games! Well played Dameon!"  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentWilliam Knight bt Jenny Hong (Jun 6) 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What a way to start the league - a very close one set all - and to be continued!"  -- Jenny
  • "Another really fun and, at almost 3 hours, very long match with Jenny! The first two sets were very close and I was lucky to survive the second set and take it into a third." -- William

Group Summary:

3 players vied for top spot in this group but it was Joe who finished in top spot with 6 wins, one point clear of runner up Kate. Their head to head went to 3 sets although it was played in short format, while third placed Hugh managed to win a close 2 setter against Kate. There were 2 strong contenders for 'Match of the Group' but we've gone with Joe's win over Isobel although Hugh's win against Isobel "really couldn't have been any closer" either. Well played and better luck next time Isobel!

Final Rankings:

  1. Joe Paton 10.2 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Kate Marsh 8.2 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Hugh Constant [W5, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Isobel Stephen 8.2 [W2, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Larissa Reyes 10.2 [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jon Nasskau [W3, L3] 7
  7. Gareth Jones 10.1 [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Janna Sigwart [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHugh Constant bt Kate Marsh (Jul 19) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game - thank you, Kate."  -- Hugh
Reveal CommentKate Marsh bt Jon Nasskau (Jul 18) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really lovely summer’s evening to play tennis. Jon made some unstoppable passing shots and has a deceptive forehand spin. Lots of deuces and very close throughout making it a really enjoyable match"  -- Kate
Reveal CommentJon Nasskau bt Gareth Jones (Jul 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Gareth and have a match on a nice sunny evening. Gareth has a good serve and we played some good rallies. Thank you for an enjoyable match."  -- Jon
Hugh Constant bt Larissa Reyes (Jul 17) 6-4, 7-5
Larissa Reyes bt Jon Nasskau (Jul 17) Walkover
Reveal CommentJon Nasskau bt Hugh Constant (Jul 12) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely early morning for a game of tennis (even if it was a Sunday) and good conditions. Great match with Hugh and very close with a lot of the games going to deuce...several times, Hugh is great at the net and also good with a lob which i ended up having to try. Thank you for a fun match!!"  -- Jon
Kate Marsh bt Larissa Reyes (Jul 10) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentLarissa Reyes bt Janna Sigwart (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely match played under good spirits. Nerves got the best of Janna, but she pushed through and came out with some great shots. All the best. "  -- Larissa
Reveal CommentJon Nasskau bt Isobel Stephen (Jun 27) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "To be continued when it is not raining! My serve. "  -- Isobel
Reveal CommentHugh Constant bt Gareth Jones (Jun 26) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game. Thank you, Gareth."  -- Hugh
Reveal CommentIsobel Stephen bt Larissa Reyes (Jun 23) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • ''Sweltering evening for a tennis match! When Larissa went two games up in the first set I thought we were in for a 3 setter but then I won 5 games on the trot and she just managed to get one more before I took the set. I think she slightly lost her mojo in the second set but we had good rallies and she played some amazing winners. Thanks for a great match Larissa. See you next time!'' -- Isobel
Reveal CommentJoe Paton bt Kate Marsh (Jun 21) 4-5, 4-0, 5-4

Player Comments:

  • "Error-stewn but enjoyable final set was edged by Joe. Thanks Kate for a great match!!"  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJoe Paton bt Jon Nasskau (Jun 20) 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Despite a day labouring in the heat, Jon summoned the energy for a close-fought and enjoyable match. Enjoyable three-setter in the sunshine and heat. Thanks Jon."  -- Joe

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJoe Paton bt Isobel Stephen (Jun 18) 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for a tight game of tennis that rightfully went all the way to a third-set tie-break. Either of us could have taken it, but as the light faded Joe just came through 7-5 in the tie-break. Thanks Isobel for a great game, hope to play again soon."  -- Joe
Reveal CommentHugh Constant bt Joe Paton (Jun 17) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun. Thank you, Joe, and good luck with all the exciting new developments."  -- Hugh
Reveal CommentLarissa Reyes bt Gareth Jones (Jun 16) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The skies cleared and the sun came out just so Gareth could pull out his lightning-speed left-handed serves. Great game, lots of close shots on a lower than usual (court 4) net. Thank you, Gareth."  -- Larissa
Joe Paton bt Janna Sigwart (Jun 15) Walkover
Reveal CommentHugh Constant bt Isobel Stephen (Jun 14) 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (5-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really couldn’t have been any closer as the score line shows. So much fun! We ran out of court time after 2 hours so need to reschedule for the final set. Me to serve."  -- Isobel
Reveal CommentKate Marsh bt Janna Sigwart (Jun 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful warm sunny afternoon for a game of tennis thank you Janna "  -- Kate
Reveal CommentKate Marsh bt Gareth Jones (Jun 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We played in blustery winds and occasional drizzle so not easy conditions but some good points and quirky wind driven shots Thank you Gareth"  -- Kate
Reveal CommentJoe Paton bt Larissa Reyes (Jun 10) 2-4, 4-0, 5-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played in good spirits under dark skies. Could have gone either way - but Joe pipped it on a tie-break 10-6. Thanks for a great game!"  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJoe Paton bt Gareth Jones (Jun 9) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An early June morning got Joe and Gareth out of bed on a sublime Summer's day. The weather was a relief after a few days of more 'typical' (rainy) British summer weather. Although the scoreline was one-sided, there were some great points."  -- Joe
Reveal CommentIsobel Stephen bt Gareth Jones (Jun 7) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun to play Gareth as ever: lots of fun rallies and deuce games. Thanks Gareth and good luck for the rest of the round. "  -- Isobel
Reveal CommentKate Marsh bt Isobel Stephen (Jun 6) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "After all the wonderful sunshine for weeks and weeks we played on a very blustery day with persistent rain for the first hour !! The match was much closer than the result suggests with many games going to deuce, as always a Isobel played for every point with some really well placed winners Thank you for a really enjoyable start to the round."  -- Kate

Group Summary:

It was a comfortable win for Sonny in Group 12 finishing undefeated on 6 wins and 4 points clear of runner up Kelsey. Third placed Jamal came closest to taking Sonny to a third set, battling to [8-6] in the second set tiebreak. Kelsey proved very effective on the return of serve against Jamal "marmalising" his second serves and "destroying" some of his better first serves... well played! Meanwhile Jane and Sarah had "lots of great rallies" in their 2 setter.

Final Rankings:

  1. Sonny Saimbi 10.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Kelsey Farrell [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jamal Ali [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Marzena Garner [W1, L2] 2
  5. Jane Hansen 9.1 [W1, L2] 2
  6. Sarah Stephens 10.2 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Lisa Robertson withdrawn

Match Results:

Sonny Saimbi bt Sarah Stephens (Jul 23) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentKelsey Farrell bt Jane Hansen (Jul 21) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the great game Jane. We went to deuce many times and had many rallies getting us both running around the court. "  -- Kelsey
Kelsey Farrell bt Marzena Garner (Jul 14) Walkover
Reveal CommentSonny Saimbi bt Jane Hansen (Jul 9) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking match jane, thanks so much and best of luck in your other games "  -- Sonny
Reveal CommentJane Hansen bt Sarah Stephens (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match as always with Sarah - with lots of great rallies! Thank you Sarah!"  -- Jane
Sonny Saimbi bt Marzena Garner (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Kelsey Farrell (Jun 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Kelsey deserved so much more today. Great off both wings especially her lethal forehand. She marmalised my second serve and destroyed some of my better first serves as well! Several games went to deuce and the final score was extremely flattering as it was a lot closer. She'll beat me next time! Thanks for the match and a great honour to meet you as well, Kelsey. "  -- Jamal

Match of the Group:

Sonny Saimbi bt Jamal Ali (Jun 28) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
Reveal CommentMarzena Garner bt Sarah Stephens (Jun 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a lovely morning to play tennis, if a little humid. Many thanks Marzena for a very enjoyable game, with lots of rallies. "  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentKelsey Farrell bt Sarah Stephens (Jun 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very sunny morning on the court with lots of nice rally’s played. Thank you Sarah and good luck for the rest of your games. Kelsey "  -- Kelsey
Sonny Saimbi bt Kelsey Farrell (Jun 15) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Sarah Stephens (Jun 14) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get out a play a match in sunny weather and forget about the very dark shadow we seem to be living under these days. Sarah was unfortunate not to win more games in the second set. Thanks for organising and all the best for Tuesday and Wednesday!! "  -- Jamal