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Collapse AllWolverhampton Parks Singles - Round 11 | Thursday 31 August 2017 to Wednesday 25 October 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 27 September 2017)

There were some great contests in both groups of Wolverhampton Parks Tennis League Round 11, so it's been fun reading the commentaries and producing a round report. Thank you all for supporting the league and managing to schedule 60% of all the possible matches. We hope you've enjoyed your tennis and hope to see you back next time!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to our reigning champion for another round, Jon, who continued his fine form from last round with 4 wins and no defeats. Unfortunately Jon and runner up Harry didn't schedule their head to head though, so we'll never know who would have won this encounter. Harry had a solid round too, achieving 3 straight sets wins. Well played to Ed too, for winning a tight 2 setter against Juaherman and showing his fighting spirit to win in 3 sets against Jesse - great tennis!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jon Holdcroft 7.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Harry Bird [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andrew Kirby [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jesse Vano 9.2 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ed Davies 10.1 [W2] 4
  6. Juaherman Chua [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Tapiwa Kasinganeti [L1]

Match Results:

Jesse Vano bt Juaherman Chua (Oct 11) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentJon Holdcroft bt Andrew Kirby (Oct 4) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game against Andrew today - lots of long rallies and good shotmaking from both. Rode my luck with a lot of shots just landing on the line! Look forward to playing against soon mate! "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentJon Holdcroft bt Tapiwa Kasinganeti (Sep 27) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game against Tapiwa as always! Lots of fantastic rallies and a ton of winners from both sides. I was incredibly lucky to take the first set! Look forward to playing again soon mate! "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentJon Holdcroft bt Juaherman Chua (Sep 26) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really good to play again today after a long break! J hit a number of great winners and first set could have gone either way. Look forward to the next game! "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentJon Holdcroft bt Jesse Vano (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game against Jesse as always! Some long rallies and lots of deuce games as there always seems to be when we play! Look forward to playing again soon! "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentHarry Bird bt Jesse Vano (Sep 23) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Jess played some top drop shots and made it a difficult game."  -- Harry
Reveal CommentEd Davies bt Juaherman Chua (Sep 20) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with J, first set could have gone either way. Thanks for the game "  -- Ed

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentEd Davies bt Jesse Vano (Sep 16) 6-7 (7-9), 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Jesse, some great rallies. Good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Ed
Reveal CommentHarry Bird bt Juaherman Chua (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Despite a rain interruption this was a really enjoyable game with some lovely shots and great rallies."  -- Harry
Reveal CommentHarry Bird bt Andrew Kirby (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. Harry will be a force to be reckoned with in the group."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Kirby bt Juaherman Chua (Sep 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "My first time playing indoors at the Tipton Sports Academy. Took a while to adjust to the high bounce, but great to get a game in while it was raining outside. Jay was a good opponent who played some great top spin forehands. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Kirby bt Jesse Vano (Sep 10) 1-6, 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A match played in very windy conditions. Jess made a good start and I managed to change my game to cope better with the wind in the second and third sets. Happy we managed to avoid the rain that was forecast. "  -- Andrew

Group Summary:

It was a strong performance from Aaron to finish top of Group 2 and earn himself immediate promotion back up to Group 1, well played Aaron! He recorded an impressive 5 wins and no defeats, finishing 3 points clear of runner up Danny. Their head to head was a great 3 setter, and "it could have gone either way at 3-3 in the third set". The closest match of all was Danny's 3 set win against Ian, and Aaron also recorded a good win against Mark. Great tennis!

Final Rankings:

  1. Aaron Everton [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Danny Ainsworth [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Mark Cox 10.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Allan Mathieson 10.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sam Brind 10.1 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Daniel Singh [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ian Homer 10.1 [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAllan Mathieson bt Sam Brind (Oct 6) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Had some fun rallies."  -- Allan
Reveal CommentAaron Everton bt Sam Brind (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Had a really good match with Sam today, Pulled of some unstoppable drop shots and has a very consistent serve. My forehand proved too much in the end though. Thanks for a great match"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentAaron Everton bt Mark Cox (Sep 23) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a cracking match i had with Mark Cox this morning. I was looking forward to it as we both came into the match unbeaten and the match didn't disappoint. The first match went into a tiebreak and i was 6-3 down but i somehow managed to rally of the next 5 points to win 8-6. The second set also didn't disappoint but i managed to hold my nerve and serve it out. Thanks for an absolutely fantastic match Mark looking forward to the next one already."  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentMark Cox bt Sam Brind (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A brief Indian summer in Wolverhampton on a Tuesday evening coincided with a really close match with some terrific rallies. Pretty exhausting but hope to recover by November. Some fantastic drop shots by Sam in a game of tennis chess!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAaron Everton bt Allan Mathieson (Sep 18) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Had a really good match with Allan today at Tipton. It was a very close match could have gone either way, i was hoping to finish it in the 2nd set but Allan stuck in their and held his nerve to take it into a third. Great match and a very long match too. Thanks for the match Allan"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentAaron Everton bt Daniel Singh (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Had a really good match with Daniel he is definately improving which he wants to and he is working really hard. Were gonna play some friendly matches together so we can both improve. Thanks for the match Daniel."  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentAaron Everton bt Danny Ainsworth (Sep 16) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Finally got the match in before Danny went on holiday. We had tried before but the rain kept on hitting us every time, we were both glad to finally get the match played and it was a good one at that. A few mistakes from both players but overall a very good and close game and it could have gone either way at 3-3 in the third set. Thanks for the match Danny"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentDanny Ainsworth bt Sam Brind (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, was on form from the start. Sams dropshot was unplayable but once I got on top of it I won."  -- Danny
Reveal CommentAllan Mathieson bt Danny Ainsworth (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Not as close as usual, Danny didn't play his best but came back in second set. Good match as always mate."  -- Allan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDanny Ainsworth bt Ian Homer (Sep 9) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really rough one today so close anyone coulda won. I got there in the end. Good game Ian. Look forward to the next one."  -- Danny
Reveal CommentMark Cox bt Allan Mathieson (Sep 9) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really close first set which could've gone either way."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentDanny Ainsworth bt Daniel Singh (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game out there. Nervous start by Daniel but then battled back in the second. Got the break of serve, but I held my nerve and won in straights."  -- Danny
Reveal CommentSam Brind bt Daniel Singh (Sep 4) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good opening league match even though both players were rusty."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentMark Cox bt Danny Ainsworth (Sep 4) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A great game with very close rallies. Welcome to the tennis league Danny."  -- Mark