Monday 13 June to Sunday 7 August 2011
Winner: Kevin Byrne
In what was a really close group, Kevin emerges as the winner after an impressive record of 3 wins from 3, without dropping a set. He is a very worthy winner, as his victories came over his nearest challengers Jackie, Scott and Helen. This trio were involved in a fantastic sequence of matches, which all went to three sets - Scott beating Jackie (in a deciding set tie-break), Jackie beating Helen, and Helen beating Scott! Helen wrote to us after that win:
"The score is as follows - 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 - tightly fought all the way! Great fun in a perfect summer's evening for tennis."
Elsewhere in the group, Nii won his only match of the round, which suggests there was more to come from him. Unfortunately, David had an ankle injury and couldn't play; Tony had hoped to get a match in but was unable to, and we never heard from Zora! On the plus side, every player who completed a match was a winner in at least one of them! This speaks volumes for the competitiveness of the group, and hopefully the next round will be even busier. Well done again to Kevin on a deserved win.
Mid way point: Sunday 12 July 2011
You get one point for every match you complete, one point for every set you win and two bonus points if you complete 3 matches by the mid way point.
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To make input easier our end, please use the format: John McEnroe bt Bjorn Borg (Feb 21) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. Thanks! Please do send match commentaries too - we may quote from them in our emailed round updates.
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie statistics] points won
Kevin Byrne [W3] 6
Jackie Lonsdale 9.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes two bonus points
Scott Chrystal 9.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes two bonus points
Helen McCready 9.2 [W1, L2] 3
Nii Okyne [W1] 2
|Kevin Byrne bt Helen McCready (Aug 7) 6-1, 6-1|
Kevin Byrne bt Scott Chrystal (Aug 2) 6-0, 6-1
Helen McCready bt Scott Chrystal (Aug 1) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Kevin Byrne bt Jackie Lonsdale (July 4) 6-1, 6-1
Jackie Lonsdale bt Helen McCready (June 29) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Scott Chrystal bt Jackie Lonsdale (June 28) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (a third set tie break was played)*
Nii Okyne bt Scott Chrystal (June 25) 6-0, 6-2
* We have recorded this tiebreak as a normal set, but shoud the point awarded for it be decisive in winning the group, the point awarded will be disallowed.