Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club Box League


EUROPA
Tom Raybould9 pts
Paul Keenan8 pts
Sam Bowen6 pts
Vlad Tanasescu5 pts


Paul Keenan

vs

Sam Bowen

Set 1: 6to4
Set 2: 6to5
Comments:
Tight match with Sam who looked far the better player for most of the match.Keenan hacking and shanking his way to victory...not my finest season to be sure and the mighty Vlad to follow.... be glad to see the back of this box!

Tom Raybould

vs

Paul Keenan

Set 1: 6to4
Set 2: 4to6
Set 3: 1to0
Comments:
Having not played Paul before I wasn´t sure what to expect. People could have warned me that he was going to swat away my second serves for fun. It was a proper tussle with some great all court rallies and some big hitting [mainly by Paul]. The score, for once, probably does represent the match as it went ´to the wire´ [10-8 in the champ breaker] and really could have gone to either way. Lots of fun and great to lock antlers with you Paul. Best of luck in your remaining match.

Paul Keenan

vs

Vlad Tanasescu

Set 1: 3to6
Set 2: 6to5
Set 3: 1to0
Comments:
Always a pleasure to play Vlad... such a top guy.... 3-0 down first set I could hear Edwards sharpening his pencil ready to eulogise about the box league and Keenanís demise. luckily for me I managed to stay closer in the 2nd and steal both tie breaks...thanks for the match Vlad and good luck against Tom next season😂

Tom Raybould

vs

Sam Bowen

Set 1: 3to6
Set 2: 6to4
Set 3: 1to0
Comments:
Great match on a glorious day of sunshine. Hadn´t met or played Sam before so it was a journey of discovery for both of us with some great rallies and decent hitting from the get go. Really enjoyable tussle, played in great spirit, look forward to hitting with you again Sam!

Sam Bowen

vs

Vlad Tanasescu

Set 1: 0to6
Set 2: 6to3
Set 3: 1to0
Comments:
What a strange match this was! First set was played in sunshine, wind, rain, hail stones and sleet and included 2 rain stoppages, but let that not take anything away from Vlad, I was completely outplayed with Vlad giving any free points. I truly deserved the bagel! The 2nd set´s weather was much better and I managed to seriously up my game and started to hit some good winners. Luckily I managed to carry the momentum through the match tie-break and steal the match. Thank you for the game Vlad. All the best in your coming matches!

Tom Raybould

vs

Vlad Tanasescu

Set 1: 6to2
Set 2: 6to4
Comments:
A nice rare winter start on the blues, for a set, before rain forced us onto the clay. Some great hitting and silly long rallies from the off, covering all of the court, with neither player willing to give an inch. Vlad´s renowned forehand was clinical and needed to be avoided at all costs. Really enjoyable tussle, especially considering Vlad was carrying a slight injury. Looking forward to hitting again soon and good luck in your remaining match!