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Collapse AllWimbledon Park Singles - Round 60 | Thursday 20 January 2022 to Wednesday 16 March 2022 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 February 2022)

Thanks for competing in the first LTL Round of 2022! We hope you enjoyed your matches and have met some new tennis pals. The weather is starting to change, the sun is coming out and we’re ready for more tennis this Spring. Don’t miss the deadline for your next Round and check out our new Local Padel Leagues if you’d like to give a new sport a go!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 David Salisbury 2 2 0 0 4 WW
2 Tom Kosa 1 1 0 0 2 W
3 Tom Johnson 1 1 0 0 2 W
4 Ben Keohane 2 1 1 0 2 LW
5 Tom Slater 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 Jamie McHarg 1 0 1 0 0 L
7 Farid Chehraz 3 0 3 0 0 LLL

Match Results:

David Salisbury bt Ben Keohane (Mar 14) 6-0, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Ben Keohane bt Farid Chehraz (Mar 9) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4
Tom Slater v David Salisbury (Mar 5) 7-6 (7-5) TBC
Tom Kosa bt Farid Chehraz (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-0
Tom Johnson bt Farid Chehraz (Feb 9) 6-4, 6-4
David Salisbury bt Jamie McHarg (Jan 30) 6-3, 6-4

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Joao Benis 6 4 2 2 12 LWWW
2 Hamish Wooding 5 5 0 0 10 WWWW
3 Lewis Ridley 5 3 2 2 10 LLWW
4 Adam Price 4 1 3 0 4 LLWL
5 Carlos Vega Alonso 2 1 1 0 2 WL
6 Jarrod Ferguson 4 0 4 2 2 LLLL
7 Ralph Andre 2 0 2 0 1 LL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHamish Wooding bt Joao Benis (Mar 15) 4-6, 6-2, [10-2]

Player Comments:

  • "Such a close match - some great points and some epic winners which I couldn't get anywhere near. It's a shame we didn't have time for a full final set otherwise it could've gone either way. Look forward to playing again soon - Thank you Joao!"  -- Hamish
Reveal CommentRalph Andre v Adam Price (Mar 9) 5-7, 6-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "As thoroughly enjoyable as expected. Me to serve next."  -- Ralph
Reveal CommentHamish Wooding bt Jarrod Ferguson (Mar 5) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Jarrod for a good match, despite the wind and rain! "  -- Hamish
Reveal CommentHamish Wooding bt Ralph Andre (Mar 3) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match, Ralph"  -- Hamish
Reveal CommentJoao Benis bt Ralph Andre (Feb 26) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing day to play tennis. As close as it can be. When we resume it will be your serve Ralph. That was anthem fastest game serve ever (so very not fair). We played additional two sets first I won 6-2 and second Ralph got it 6-2 and we were on well advanced on the third when we were told to go home… lol - very conscious that there was a strong trend for Ralph - so I am very happy I managed to grasp the win. Looking forward for our next match. "  -- Joao
Reveal CommentHamish Wooding bt Lewis Ridley (Feb 25) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and very close, could’ve easily gone either way. Thanks Lewis"  -- Hamish
Reveal CommentJoao Benis bt Adam Price (Feb 22) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Adam thank you very much for the very entertaining match. Well done and I am sure you will beat me next time. Cheer Joao "  -- Joao
Reveal CommentHamish Wooding bt Adam Price (Feb 19) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Adam - really enjoyable and very tight match. Look forward to playing again soon"  -- Hamish
Reveal CommentJoao Benis bt Lewis Ridley (Feb 16) 4-6, 6-3, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "I think I would have lost if Lewis wasn’t struggling with food poisoning and even like that he was still reaching to most balls and hitting amazing winners. Well done and appreciate the effort to stay in the game. Cheers Joao "  -- Joao
Adam Price bt Jarrod Ferguson (Feb 12) 6-2, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Carlos Vega Alonso bt Joao Benis (Feb 5) 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-0
Lewis Ridley bt Jarrod Ferguson (Jan 31) 7-5, 6-3
Lewis Ridley bt Adam Price (Jan 30) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentJoao Benis bt Jarrod Ferguson (Jan 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very wind day but the sun was out and great to play Jarrod who is going to beat me the next time I play with him. Cheers Jarrod welcome the league"  -- Joao
Lewis Ridley bt Carlos Vega Alonso (Jan 22) 7-6 (10-8), 6-4

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Carlo Gallizia 5 3 2 2 9 LWWL
2 Joao Sousa 3 3 0 0 6 WWW
3 David Hickling 2 2 0 0 4 WW
4 Ahmed Miniawi 3 1 2 0 3 LWL
5 Robert Hitchings 3 1 2 0 3 LLW
6 John Moyna 3 0 3 2 3 LLL
7 Ben Harling 1 0 1 0 1 L

Match Results:

Carlo Gallizia v Ben Harling (Mar 15) 2-6, 6-4, 3-3 TBC
David Hickling bt Robert Hitchings (Mar 8) 6-3, 6-3
David Hickling bt Carlo Gallizia (Mar 6) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentJoao Sousa bt Ahmed Miniawi (Mar 3) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Super tight match! You could tell it by the score but also all games were very close as well and long rallies played during the full 2 hours..plenty of running from both of us and in the end I was eventually a bit luckier maybe..good luck for the rest of the league Ahmed!"  -- Joao
Ahmed Miniawi bt Ben Harling (Feb 24) 6-4, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCarlo Gallizia bt Robert Hitchings (Feb 19) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match today, very tight as the score suggests. A lot of nice rallies, nice shots and back and forths. Well played Robert! Thanks for the game."  -- Carlo
Robert Hitchings bt John Moyna (Feb 11) 6-2, 3-6, [10-8]
Reveal CommentJoao Sousa bt John Moyna (Feb 10) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Despite being a Spurs fan, John is a really nice guy and we had a great match! In a very tight 1st set, John served to close it at 5-4 but I was able to break back and take advantage of the momentum to win it 7-5.. 2nd set I finally managed to handle John’s serves a bit better and took more risks that paid off in the end! Nice to meet you John and all the best for the rest of the league "  -- Joao
Reveal CommentCarlo Gallizia bt John Moyna (Feb 6) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to meet and play with John. Not easy to play today due to the strong wind, but it was definitely an enjoyable match. The game was tighter than the scoreline suggests especially in the first set where I managed to hold some very tight games that helped me to win the set. Thanks for the match John, good luck with the next matches!! "  -- Carlo
Reveal CommentJoao Sousa bt Carlo Gallizia (Feb 3) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What a match, plenty of shots for all tastes! 1st set very tight with deuces in almost every single game and in the 2nd one I eventually started to hold my serves which made the difference. Well played Carlo, good luck for the rest of the league "  -- Joao
Reveal CommentCarlo Gallizia bt Ahmed Miniawi (Feb 1) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Ahmed. Really enjoyed the match, a lot of nice rallies and shots especially in the third set which was very tight and well played by both of us. Thanks Ahmed, good luck for your next matches!"  -- Carlo

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Vadim Larin 6 6 0 2 15 WWWW
2 Alfie Wong 6 5 1 2 13 LWWW
3 Emily Barnes 7 4 3 2 10 LLLW
4 Alex Bloomfield 7 3 4 2 10 LWLW
5 Rebecca Quee 5 2 3 2 9 LWLW
6 Thierry Merven 7 2 5 2 8 LLWL
7 Benjamin Smith 6 2 4 2 8 WWLL
8 Francois Theis 6 1 5 2 6 LLWL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBenjamin Smith bt Alex Bloomfield (Mar 13) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. I got off to a strong start, then Al took full advantage of a dip in momentum to run away with the second set, before I dug in to take the third in a really fun contest that we managed to finish just over 1.5 hours we had available. Looking forward to the next one!"  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentBenjamin Smith bt Francois Theis (Mar 6) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match and good contest, despite slippery conditions and multiple falls by both. Chose to play out the second set and I managed to pull through in the end. Thanks Francois!"  -- Benjamin
Vadim Larin bt Emily Barnes (Mar 2) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlex Bloomfield bt Rebecca Quee (Feb 27) 3-6, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game where play had to be paused with me leading 4-0 in the final set. A couple of weeks later we met to finish off, Beck came out strongly and fought back to 4-4, but I just about to pick myself up and limp over the line to win 7-5. Cheers Beck"  -- Alex
Rebecca Quee bt Alfie Wong (Feb 26) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlfie Wong v Vadim Larin (Feb 24) 1-6, 7-5, 4-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "The scoreline describes the competitive nature of this match. Vadim got off to a quick start with rock solid all-court play while I generously donated many miscues and double faults. The second set was much closer, and I went up a break to serve for the set at 5-4. Vadim secured the crucial break to equalise. I then broke him again in the next game and took my second chance to serve out the set. The third set was a nervous affair, including four service breaks in the eight games that we managed to complete. After two hours, there was absolutely nothing to split us apart, so the match will need to be completed on another day. [Vadim to serve first upon resumption.]"  -- Alfie
Rebecca Quee v Francois Theis (Feb 22) 6-4, 5-5 TBC
Reveal CommentAlfie Wong bt Emily Barnes (Feb 22) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Matches against Emily are always very tough. It took us both a while to get used to the new floodlights at Wimbledon Park. The match began immediately with two service breaks, after which I settled into a good rhythm to reach 5-3. As I attempted to serve for the first set, Emily played an excellent return game to quickly go up 0-40. Somehow I managed to save those three break points and a fourth one to close out the set at the first opportunity. In the second set, I went up 4-2, at which point Emily played three flawless games to reverse the deficit and advance to a 5-4 lead. I held serve to equalise, then break Emily one final time before serving out a very competitive and close match."  -- Alfie

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVadim Larin bt Alex Bloomfield (Feb 20) 6-7 (8-10), 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Challenging match in crazy windy conditions with two sets going to the wire. Cannot wait for this one to be concluded"  -- Alex
Vadim Larin bt Rebecca Quee (Feb 14) 7-5, 6-3
Rebecca Quee bt Emily Barnes (Feb 12) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlex Bloomfield bt Thierry Merven (Feb 9) 6-4, 4-6, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Very tense match with some crazy swings in momentum. I was a set and 3-1 when suddenly Thierry became unplayable and fought back to win the set. In the deciding tie break I found myself 9-8 down but managed to hold on and just about cross the line. Cheers Thierry, I look forward to our next meeting"  -- Alex
Vadim Larin bt Benjamin Smith (Feb 7) 6-3, 6-1
Vadim Larin bt Francois Theis (Feb 6) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentFrancois Theis bt Thierry Merven (Feb 5) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game and very challenging in a low sun environment"  -- Francois
Thierry Merven bt Benjamin Smith (Feb 4) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlfie Wong bt Alex Bloomfield (Feb 3) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Do not play a night match on Court 3 at Wimbledon Park until they fix the floodlights. I really struggled to see the ball at one end, especially when receiving serve, but somehow I managed to hang on top my slim lead in both sets. Alex was a very determined player who never gave up on a ball once we got into a rally. It was a very competitive match which we both very much enjoyed "  -- Alfie
Vadim Larin bt Thierry Merven (Jan 31) 6-3, 6-2
Thierry Merven bt Rebecca Quee (Jan 30) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlfie Wong bt Benjamin Smith (Jan 30) 7-5, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The low sun made it extremely difficult to play from one end of the court. We both really struggled at the start of the match. After five consecutive service breaks, I finally served out the first set. My level then dropped significantly and Ben raced through the second set in record time to equalise It was unfortunate that Ben started to be bothered by an injury and could not sustain his high level in the final set. We definitely deserve a rematch."  -- Alfie
Reveal CommentAlex Bloomfield bt Francois Theis (Jan 30) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another super tight fun match against Francois with many swings in momentum on a lovely sunny morning."  -- Alex
Emily Barnes bt Francois Theis (Jan 29) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
Emily Barnes bt Alex Bloomfield (Jan 28) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentAlfie Wong bt Thierry Merven (Jan 28) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It is always to pleasure to play against Thierry. Neither of us played our best game this time, with lots of service breaks. I managed to sneak ahead at 5-5 in the first set to wrap up a nervous first set. After that, I felt more settled and played more steadily to complete the win."  -- Alfie
Emily Barnes bt Thierry Merven (Jan 25) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlfie Wong bt Francois Theis (Jan 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really competitive and enjoyable match to kick off the new year!"  -- Alfie
Emily Barnes bt Benjamin Smith (Jan 23) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Peter Roberts 6 6 0 2 14 WWWW
2 Jacob Little 5 3 2 0 8 WWWL
3 Daniel Smith 4 2 2 0 5 LLWW
4 Rachel Kift 6 1 5 2 5 LWLL
5 Oscar Schonfeld 4 2 2 0 4 LWLW
6 Richard Bennett 5 1 4 0 3 WLLL
7 Adrian Restantia 2 1 1 0 2 LW
8 Niraj Welikala 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRichard Bennett bt Daniel Smith (Mar 14) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with lots of good rallies. Shattered now mind you. Cheers"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentPeter Roberts bt Daniel Smith (Mar 10) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Dan was rusty after 5 weeks away. Had he got his serve going earlier and played as consistently as he did in the second set, the outcome might have been very different. As it was, my own serve was working very effectively and caused Dan a few problems under Wimbledon Park’s new rather glaring tennis lights. After taking a 5-1 lead in the second, a dip in my form was accompanied by Dan get stronger and a third set was never off the cards until the final point! Thanks, Dan. Looking forward to our next encounter."  -- Peter
Jacob Little bt Richard Bennett (Mar 10) 6-4, 6-3
Jacob Little bt Oscar Schonfeld (Mar 6) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentOscar Schonfeld bt Rachel Kift (Mar 4) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the excellent match! Look forward to playing again."  -- Oscar
Reveal CommentRachel Kift bt Richard Bennett (Mar 4) 6-2, 3-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "First set seemed quite straightforward and I was hoping for an easy win but Richard upped his level and was well on top in the second. Tiebreaker was anyone's but I was a bit luckier. Some great rallies and lots of running, all played in a great spirit. Thanks Richard for a great match, hope to play again some time"  -- Rachel
Jacob Little bt Rachel Kift (Feb 28) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentPeter Roberts bt Oscar Schonfeld (Feb 25) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive contest against Oscar this evening under lights on dead calm conditions. Returning player Oscar turned out to be not quite as rusty as he had me believe before the warm-up 😄 Luckily then that I loosened up with my serve half way through the first set which helped me keep up some additional pressure. Just as well as the rallies were pretty even and fiercely contested, with Oscar rather quicker about the court! Dome steady ground strikes helped Oscar take a 1-2!lead in the second before I managed to steady the ship and advance to 4-2. All very tight with just about ever game going to (multiple) deuces. A great relief to close it out finally! Thanks, Oscar for an excellent match. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentOscar Schonfeld bt Richard Bennett (Feb 17) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Rich, particularly the super tight second set!"  -- Oscar
Reveal CommentPeter Roberts bt Adrian Restantia (Feb 13) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky conditions for our early Sunday morning bout. The wind was gusting down the court making unusually hazardous and leasing to some comical adjustments just to get the racquet on the ball, but an entertaining challenge for both. Adrian pulled away from me in the first with some steady play, despite my best efforts and the games mostly going to deuce. Managed to steady the ship at 1-4 and claw my way back while Adrian’s serve faltered and he was unable to deal with the wind as well as I seemed to. In the second set, I kept my serve going and got a bit more consistency with the ground strikes but all games were close and competitive. Either set could have gone either way in this very even encounter. Thanks, Adrian."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Roberts bt Rachel Kift (Feb 9) 4-6, 6-4, [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "A very tough match under less-than-perfect lighting, Rachel dominated the first set, blocking some of my best ground strokes and serving and directing the ball much more confidently than me and making virtually no errors. I thought it was all over when she took a 0-3 lead in the second set but managed to hang on with some slower shots, then clawed my way back to a 5-4 lead. The final match tie-break was again nip and tuck and it was a relief to come back from 6-9 down. Just managed to convert the second of two match points when Rachel hit long. Thanks for a thrilling, competitive match, Rachel I look forward to the next one, hopefully with fewer interruptions from neighbouring courts! "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Roberts bt Jacob Little (Feb 6) 6-4, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match with returning player Jake who will be firing on all cylinders and an even tougher opponent very soon. After breaking a string in the third game, Jake had to adjust to using my identical spare duelling racket to me. In spite of this, he was hitting many powerful winners, so palpable relief for me to close out the first set. Second set very different affair as Jake got into his stride and in truth I thought all may be lost. Towards the end, I just tried to clear my head and focus on hitting the ball with an upward swing. Some errors then started to creep in as Jake, having doughnutted me in the 2nd, seemed to take his foot off the gas. Some improved serving and steadier play helped me finish it off, finally. Thanks, Jake. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Roberts bt Richard Bennett (Feb 3) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice competitive opener against Richard, returning to the game after a bit of an extended pit stop. Once he finds all his gears again it will be a very different score line but there were still many excellent passes and returns which were too hot for me to handle. But it was a night when my serving just went very well and helped me apply extra pressure. Just hope I can keep it going in my other matches, though my LTL career to date would suggest otherwise 😆 Thanks, Richard, for a very enjoyable, sporting match. "  -- Peter
Daniel Smith bt Jacob Little (Jan 26) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentAdrian Restantia bt Rachel Kift (Jan 22) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match with a lot of great rallies. The result could have easily gone either way as always against Rachel. "  -- Adrian
Daniel Smith bt Rachel Kift (Jan 21) 6-4, 6-1

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Freya Buck-Emden 6 6 0 2 14 WWWW
2 Don McGill 7 4 3 2 11 LWWW
3 Louise Hird 4 3 1 2 9 WLWW
4 Pavelas Maciulevicius 7 3 4 2 8 WWLW
5 Patrick Mann 5 2 3 2 7 LLWW
6 Can Gunaslan 3 2 1 0 4 WLW
7 Anna Neale 4 0 4 0 2 LLLL
8 Marek Denisiuk 4 0 4 0 1 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLouise Hird bt Marek Denisiuk (Mar 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A nice way to finish the weekend. Marek was rather hampered by a sore shoulder but played on. Don't think either of us played our best but some competitive rallies. Thanks Marek & hopefully we can have a rematch when fully fit."  -- Louise
Reveal CommentLouise Hird v Anna Neale (Mar 9) 6-4, 6-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Anna & I played for 2 hours & still only managed to get to a second set tie break - then the lights went out! Lots of rallies, lots of deuces but a very enjoyable match even though we didn't finish. Look forward to a continuation or re-match"  -- Louise
Reveal CommentCan Gunaslan bt Don McGill (Mar 9) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was such a spectacle & battle! Truly out of breath in 2nd set in which there were lots of long rallies, controlled shots and a mix of short & long balls. Wind also helped to throw some curve balls :) I enjoyed the match. Thank you Don!"  -- Can
Pavelas Maciulevicius bt Marek Denisiuk (Mar 8) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
Freya Buck-Emden bt Can Gunaslan (Mar 5) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentDon McGill bt Anna Neale (Mar 1) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "An epic battle played in at first light rain that unfortunately got progressively heavier. Having already rescheduled once and due to the no rain credit policy at WP we elected to play on to get the match completed. It was a fairly straightforward first set but in the second the balls were now soaked and heavy and the court became slower. Anna dealt with the conditions better than I did and staged a strong comeback to level the match. The decider went right to the wire and I only just edged it. Thanks for a crazy but memorable match Anna… we both deserve a medal for this one! D "  -- Don
Freya Buck-Emden bt Anna Neale (Feb 27) 6-0, 6-0
Pavelas Maciulevicius bt Patrick Mann (Feb 26) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentCan Gunaslan bt Pavelas Maciulevicius (Feb 25) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Pavelas for a good match! -Can"  -- Can
Pavelas Maciulevicius bt Anna Neale (Feb 22) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Freya Buck-Emden bt Patrick Mann (Feb 20) 6-0, 6-4
Patrick Mann bt Marek Denisiuk (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-4
Freya Buck-Emden bt Louise Hird (Feb 6) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentDon McGill bt Marek Denisiuk (Feb 6) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match played in challenging windy conditions that made everything very tricky especially when serving. It was Marek’s first match back after a long winter break so I was able to take advantage of that to gain the upper hand and close out the match in two hard fought sets. Well played Marek, thanks for a fun match and best of luck with the rest of the round. D "  -- Don
Reveal CommentPatrick Mann bt Anna Neale (Feb 5) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tighter game than the score line suggests. My serve bailed me out of a few tight spots. Anna a tenacious player and never gives up on a point or game - made me work for every point! Thanks Anna"  -- Patrick
Freya Buck-Emden bt Pavelas Maciulevicius (Feb 2) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentLouise Hird bt Pavelas Maciulevicius (Feb 1) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We played on a very bright, increasingly windy day, when serving and returning at one end was a completely different ball game to being at the other. Second set was very tight & Pavelas's serve became a real weapon. Thanks Pavelas for a good match"  -- Louise
Reveal CommentDon McGill bt Patrick Mann (Jan 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score line doesn’t reflect the many deuce games and long rallies we had, it was a challenging battle and the blinding morning sun made things very tricky at one end. I was lucky it was just one of those days that most games somehow went my way. Well played Patrick, thanks for a great match and good luck with the rest of your matches. D "  -- Don
Reveal CommentDon McGill bt Pavelas Maciulevicius (Jan 27) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A fairly straightforward first set as Pavelas was a little rusty but he upped his game in the second and we had some good long rallies and lots of hard fought points. Thanks for a fun morning of tennis Pavelas and best of luck with the rest of the round. D "  -- Don

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLouise Hird bt Don McGill (Jan 26) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Don & I had a long topsy-turvy match which could have gone either way. Lots of rallies, lots of running & all a lot of fun - thanks Don - look forward to a re-match some time"  -- Louise
Freya Buck-Emden bt Don McGill (Jan 23) 6-1, 6-2

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Jenny Hong 5 3 2 2 10 LWWL
2 Tobin Byers 3 3 0 0 6 WWW
3 Hugh Constant 4 2 2 2 6 LLWW
4 William Knight 3 1 2 0 2 LWL
5 Marco Alfieri 2 0 2 0 0 LL
6 William Lynch 1 0 1 0 0 L
7 Benny Vennincx 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTobin Byers bt William Knight (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match that the scoreline does not really do justice do. There were a number of close games and a lot of really good rallies, particularly in the second set. The conditions - bitterly cold and very windy - did not help."  -- Tobin
Reveal CommentWilliam Knight bt Hugh Constant (Feb 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun game, despite the rainy conditions! The first set was close throughout, with Hugh taking an early lead before I managed to get ahead, and had plenty of variety. The arrival of heavy rain made the second set interesting, but luckily we were able to complete before puddles started forming. "  -- William

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTobin Byers bt Jenny Hong (Feb 17) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a great match which swung one way then the other. We had some really good rallies, particularly in the first and second sets. There were very few short games, with a lot of deuces on both serves. In the third set the energy levels dropped a little and we then had an epic game when Jenny was serving at 2 4 which had numerous deuces in it and seemed like it would never end. I was very glad to get the win in the end."  -- Tobin
Reveal CommentTobin Byers bt Hugh Constant (Feb 15) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was my first match in over two years. We shared the first few games without either of us managing to hold serve, before we both started to serve better. Towards the end of the first set and the beginning of the second we had some good rallies. It was a really enjoyable re-introduction to the league."  -- Tobin
Reveal CommentJenny Hong bt William Knight (Feb 5) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The low sun made this a very tricky game. We normally have quite the 3-set tussle with Will’s superb slice serves having the advantage. I’m happy to take the win this time. That’s for a great game Will. All the best with the rest of your matches. "  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentJenny Hong bt Marco Alfieri (Jan 31) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game against Marco who’s doing really well for someone who started playing less than a year ago. He fought hard in the second set and broke a couple of my serves so hats off to him on that. Good luck with the rest of your matches Marco. "  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentHugh Constant bt Jenny Hong (Jan 27) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable, see-sawing game. Playing Jenny always involves so much challenge; she always makes you think. Some good rallies."  -- Hugh
Reveal CommentJenny Hong bt William Lynch (Jan 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a really nice match against William. The score line doesn’t really reflect how close a number of the games were. We played a third set for fun and William definitely played much better when not under match conditions. Thanks for a nice game and good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentHugh Constant bt Marco Alfieri (Jan 21) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Cold but enjoyable game. Mario is a very new player, but played some wonderful lobs and drop shots. "  -- Hugh

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Andrew Thomas 8 7 1 2 17 LWWW
2 Brendan Mulcahy 8 7 1 2 17 WWWW
3 Tim Smolcic 7 5 2 2 13 WWWL
4 Tom Rebbeck 8 5 3 2 12 WLWW
5 Isobel Stephen 8 4 4 2 12 LLWW
6 Richard Allen 8 4 4 0 10 WLLW
7 Eibhin Taylor 6 1 5 2 4 LLWL
8 Simon Ratcliffe 7 1 6 2 4 LLLL
9 Sarah Stephens 8 0 8 2 2 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Allen bt Simon Ratcliffe (Mar 15) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Forget the score - we had a lot of fun. We played on after the match and Simon started to get the measure of my serve and find his touch. Congratulations on completing your first round Simon; I hope you carry on and we meet again."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentTim Smolcic bt Richard Allen (Mar 12) 6-7 (1-7), 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a great match, we played for almost 3 hours and there were infinite dueces at each game. I was very fortunate to get the win. Thank you for a thrilling match"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentTim Smolcic bt Andrew Thomas (Mar 10) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic match, each set was much closer than the scoreline indicates. Andrew was recovering from illness but still managed a great performance. Well done!"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentTim Smolcic bt Simon Ratcliffe (Mar 8) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Simon has fantastic ground shots that kept me guessing. This was a really enjoyable game and was much closer than the score shows. I am looking forward to playing Simon again"  -- Tim

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBrendan Mulcahy bt Richard Allen (Mar 8) 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "Another mighty tussle. It's been quite a round! Richard is a tenacious opponent: he came back and came back until I just managed to finesse that tie-break. His willingness to play on the front foot makes for a challenging contest, and he carried the day in a number of memorable front-of-court duels. Looking forward to the next one, Richard."  -- Brendan
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt Simon Ratcliffe (Mar 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A deceptive scoreline, with half of the games in the first set going to deuce, but it felt like spring was arriving as we played with blue skies and sun shining. Good luck with the rest of your matches, Simon."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentRichard Allen bt Isobel Stephen (Mar 6) 7-6 (9-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Got tantalisingly close to completing only one set in the hour we had available. Richard to serve first in the tie break. "  -- Isobel
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt Richard Allen (Mar 2) 2-6, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Such a close match. Most games went to deuce. A couple of hard-fought back-and-forth volleys at the net. Just great fun. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentTom Rebbeck bt Eibhin Taylor (Feb 28) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Glorious sunny day for this match. I think it would have been closer if it hadn't been Bean's third (!) match of the day. Thanks for the match and all the best with your move."  -- Tom
Eibhin Taylor bt Sarah Stephens (Feb 27) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentRichard Allen bt Eibhin Taylor (Feb 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "For a player relatively new to the game, Bean showed a lot of skill and fight. She saved no fewer than NINE set points at the end of the first set. Occasionally her concentration drifted off - she was probably California dreamin' and who can blame her! Good luck with your new life Bean. Richard"  -- Richard
Isobel Stephen bt Tim Smolcic (Feb 25) Walkover
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt Tom Rebbeck (Feb 25) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "great fun match in glorious sunshine. thanks Tom"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt Isobel Stephen (Feb 24) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun match, albeit one played in such cold that we both kept double faulting as it was too cold to throw the ball up in the air properly. Thanks Isobel, and good luck with your last two matches. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentTom Rebbeck bt Sarah Stephens (Feb 23) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We managed to find, somehow, a calm, dry and not too cold evening for this one. Sarah made me work for the points, with lots of long rallies and lots of running. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentIsobel Stephen bt Sarah Stephens (Feb 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play Sarah and particularly grateful to her for turning out in quite unpleasant weather. Fun rallies and deuce games kept our spirits up. Good luck with your remaining games Sarah. "  -- Isobel
Reveal CommentTom Rebbeck bt Richard Allen (Feb 20) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game on a blustery day. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentIsobel Stephen bt Simon Ratcliffe (Feb 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match with Simon in the sunshine. It was a bit blustery but so lovely to be outside and we had some great rallies. Best of luck with the rest of your matches, Simon. "  -- Isobel
Reveal CommentBrendan Mulcahy bt Tim Smolcic (Feb 16) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really skilful, hard-fought match with Tim, who has an excellent forehand, with lots of disguise. We had to return after a week to finish the third set and I just got out of the traps faster. All good wishes, Tim. Looking forward to our next match."  -- Brendan
Reveal CommentTim Smolcic bt Tom Rebbeck (Feb 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tom has a fantastic cross court forehand and really made me run. A fantastic game and we luckily avoided the rain"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentTom Rebbeck bt Simon Ratcliffe (Feb 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Simon. Good luck in your other matches. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTim Smolcic bt Sarah Stephens (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was such a fun game. It was really great playing with you and the score doesn't reflect the match at all. "  -- Tim
Reveal CommentBrendan Mulcahy bt Sarah Stephens (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Sarah and I played a very enjoyable match in very windy conditions. I admire her willingness to play the ball in the air, including an excellent cross-court volley to deprive me of a backhand winner. As is so often the case, the cruelty of tennis scoring is no index of a competitive match. Cheers, Sarah. Till next time . . ."  -- Brendan
Reveal CommentTom Rebbeck bt Isobel Stephen (Feb 11) 6-2, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Real topsy turvy match. We took it in turns to not play well, until the final set, which was much more even that the score line suggests. One of the team fixing the lights also stepped in as an impromptu linesman, which was very handy. Thanks for fun game Isobel and I look forward to our next match. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentBrendan Mulcahy bt Eibhin Taylor (Feb 10) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An all-Munster tie! A real pleasure to meet Eibhi and play an early-morning match at her club. She has a clean service action and hit plenty of winners on return of serve, especially in the tight opening set. She is a real enthusiast for the game and will get better and better. I look forward to a return match."  -- Brendan
Reveal CommentBrendan Mulcahy bt Tom Rebbeck (Feb 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I feel I got away with this one by adapting better to the damp court with a slice game. The scores are not representative and when we played a third set for fun Tom readily showed the strengths in his game. Many thanks for the match, Tom. Till next time . . ."  -- Brendan
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt Sarah Stephens (Feb 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We both lost a couple of points to the blustery wind but I think that just added to the overall fun. Thanks for the match, Sarah. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentIsobel Stephen bt Eibhin Taylor (Feb 5) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always fun to play Bean and although it was blustery yesterday at least the sun shone! Bean went 5-2 up before allowing me to come back and win the set on a tie break. We finished! Thank you Bean!"  -- Isobel
Reveal CommentBrendan Mulcahy bt Simon Ratcliffe (Feb 3) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Simon is a very thoughtful player and a most welcome recruit to the league. I can see him making good progress as he adapts to the demands of matchplay. The first set rather got away from him today but he settled well in the second, serving with variety and returning serve very well. We had an enjoyable third set for fun which went all the way to a tie-break. Good luck with games upcoming, Simon."  -- Brendan
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt Eibhin Taylor (Feb 1) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks so much for a really enjoyable match, Bean. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentBrendan Mulcahy bt Isobel Stephen (Jan 27) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! 14/13 on games tells you how close it was. I got my nose in front early but Isobel played a superb second set, hammering winners on both flanks. I was ahead again in the decider but Isobel squared it at 4-all. The latest of a series of friendly, competitive encounters. Cheers, Isobel. Onwards to greatness!"  -- Brendan
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt Brendan Mulcahy (Jan 25) 6-4, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a fabulous match. I played Brendan a few years ago - such a gentleman. Neither of us, however, thought we'd have such a closely-fought, two hour, three set match. Having lost 7 games in a row I'm not quite sure how I ended up winning. It really could have gone either way. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentSimon Ratcliffe bt Sarah Stephens (Jan 25) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game, lovely to meet Sarah. Some great rallies!"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentRichard Allen bt Sarah Stephens (Jan 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the score, this was a very enjoyable match. Afterwards we discussed tactics and swapped ideas. Shot of the match: a backhand return of serve down the line from Sarah."  -- Richard