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Collapse AllWoking Singles - Round 31 | Thursday 18 April 2019 to Wednesday 12 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 May 2019)

A very good and competitive round in Woking with generous commentaries and some excellent tennis. Hope you have had a chance to play on the new courts in Woking Park and hope to welcome you back again next time!

Group Summary:

Many congratulations to Ian who was unstoppable in a very active and competitive group. Only runner up Benjamin came close, pushing their match to three sets. That apart, he didn't drop a set, so we need to find him some tougher competition next time. Benjamin and third placed Guillaume reversed positions from last round where they finished 2 and 1 respectively. but he dropped just one set in 6 matches. Ian says Sarah " is technically the best of the player I have played in the league - I would expect her to smash the guys out of the park in the next league round- great game - watch out guys!" MIke's cross court winners were noted and Anthony and Guillaume did very well to complete 3 sets despite the pouring rain! Very sorry not to see Jean-Pierre on court and hope you are ok.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ian Mitchell [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Benjamin Neu 9.2 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Simon Ogden 9.1 [W4, L1] 8
  4. Guillaume Kaczmar [W2, L4] 5
  5. Sarah Goldhill [W2, L4] 5
  6. Anthony Dodge 8.2 [W1, L3] 2
  7. Mike Stannard 10.2 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jean-Pierre Dekker

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSarah Goldhill bt Anthony Dodge (Jun 11) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - lots of fun, long rallies! Thank you :)"  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentSimon Ogden bt Guillaume Kaczmar (Jun 9) 7-6, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Long game over 2 sessions with a lots of ups and downs!"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentIan Mitchell bt Sarah Goldhill (Jun 8) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Sarah is technically the best of the player I have played in the league - I would expect her to smash the guys out of the park in the next league round- great game - watch out guys!"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentGuillaume Kaczmar bt Mike Stannard (Jun 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Mike and I had a really nice game, some long rallies and creative shots : failed dropshots for me amazing crosscourts liners for Mike ! All in all an intense 2 hours of tennis with a lot of smiling and no condescending attitude. Real amateur tennis . Can't wait for the next game !"  -- Guillaume
Reveal CommentSimon Ogden bt Sarah Goldhill (May 22) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game on the clay court for a change!"  -- Simon

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGuillaume Kaczmar bt Sarah Goldhill (May 21) 6-2, 1-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game with Sarah, perfect sunny afternoon to play tennis thanks. "  -- Guillaume
Reveal CommentAnthony Dodge bt Guillaume Kaczmar (May 19) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match against Guillaume that went to the wire with some great games and points played even in the pooring rain :)"  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentIan Mitchell bt Simon Ogden (May 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the guest pass to you and well played"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentBenjamin Neu bt Guillaume Kaczmar (May 18) 6-1, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "always pleasant match with Guillaume - sadly the bar was closed when we ended the game :-(("  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentBenjamin Neu bt Sarah Goldhill (May 15) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "very good tennis with Sara, we had some great points."  -- Benjamin
Sarah Goldhill bt Mike Stannard (May 14) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0
Reveal CommentSimon Ogden bt Benjamin Neu (May 11) 6-4, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with a lot of long rallies. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentIan Mitchell bt Guillaume Kaczmar (May 10) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some great passing shots from guillaume- well played"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Mitchell bt Mike Stannard (May 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game mike, cross court every time for the win!"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Mitchell bt Benjamin Neu (May 6) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match, stamina held up to grab 3rd set"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Mitchell bt Anthony Dodge (Apr 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and a nice few shandies in the bar afterwards, would be delighted to have a hit in the summer months weekends/evenings"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentSimon Ogden bt Mike Stannard (Apr 28) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with a lot of great rallies. Thanks for the game Mike."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentBenjamin Neu bt Mike Stannard (Apr 25) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Not too bad for a Thursday evening.. we had good fun with Mike. We both have our homework before our next game ! "  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentBenjamin Neu bt Anthony Dodge (Apr 18) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on clay court with Anthony"  -- Benjamin

Group Summary:

A quieter group than group one, but every match that was played came with a commentary, and there was some great tennis going on! The new champ is Roger, who was beaten only by Mark, so congratulations to him. A shame not to see more of Mark who also had a great but unfinished match against runner up Nicola. Roger says he 'loved every minute of the very competitive match against Lawrence' and Nat put up a great fight against the champ who was 'ruthlessly killing my second serve'! Many thanks to all and well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Roger England [W3, L1] 7 WINNER
  2. Nicola Homer 10.1 [W2, L1, UF1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Mark Wilding [W1, UF1] 3
  4. Lawrence Campomanes 10.2 [L2]
  5. Nat Thomas [L2]
  6. Glynn Colby withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNicola Homer v Mark Wilding (Jun 11) 6-7 (4-7) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "It was really great to play Mark in the first set of this tennis match for his good sportsmanship. Luckily, the weather stayed fine and there was even a little bit of sunshine. The long first set could have gone either way, with some fantastical rallies and closely contested points. Unfortunately, there was not enough time to complete the match! Well played, Mark. "  -- Nicola
Reveal CommentNicola Homer bt Lawrence Campomanes (Jun 9) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "With a pocket of sunshine for this match in the local park, it was a real pleasure to play Lawrence, who has brilliant serves and groundstrokes. Faced with his hard-hitting play, Nicola mixed up her shots and encouraged Lawrence to run around the court - which perhaps contributed to the win. Well-played, Lawrence!"  -- Nicola

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRoger England bt Nicola Homer (Jun 7) 6-4, 6-7 (7-9), [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "In this early morning game, Roger was playing near-perfect tennis. With excellent serves, groundstrokes and volleys, he won the first set 6–4 (although Nicola won one game from 0-40 down). Hopefully, this match can be continued... "  -- Nicola
  • "A incredibly tight match from start to finish, and very evenly matched. Would have gone into a third day had we not opted to play a championship tie-break. Nicola played a virtually error free match, returning everything I could throw at her, forcing me well outside my preferred playing style. Some wonderful lobs and ground-strokes should have been enough for Nicola to win, but somehow I got a few lucky shots in and perhaps that was enough. Looking forward to playing Nicola again very soon." Roger
Reveal CommentNicola Homer bt Nat Thomas (Jun 4) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was a fun match with great rallies, nice volleys and super lobs. Well played, Nat."  -- Nicola
Reveal CommentRoger England bt Lawrence Campomanes (May 22) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Loved every minute of the very competitive match against Lawrence. We even played in an extra third set after the match which went to a tiebreak. Lawrence has a massive serve and forehand which when fired up is pretty much un-returnable. A few unlucky points at unfortunate moments in the game meant that I squeezed through the match. Thanks for an excellent and competitive match. I really enjoyed it."  -- Roger
Reveal CommentRoger England bt Nat Thomas (May 19) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and very enjoyable. I am especially glad I played Nat early in the round, since by the second set Nat was on great form and his serve and forehand were warming up fast. The momentum in the second set went back and forth. After an early 2-0 deficit Nat came back and was leading 3-2 just minutes later. Nat was serving well and ruthlessly killing my second serve. Just as I was expecting to go to 3 sets, momentum changed and I managed to squeeze past several deuce game battles to win. Look forward to playing again in the next round."  -- Roger
Reveal CommentMark Wilding bt Roger England (May 12) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Roger, what a game! Great fun. You definitely won the stats... winning more games and making more aces and baseline winners and with some great approach shots and dinky volleys to boot. I limped over the line and then limped home and collapsed on the sofa. In all seriousness, I was clinging on for much of it... a great mystery how I sneaked the win really??! Look forward to playing again."  -- Mark