Mr David Hodge – Director of Tennis
Our First IV had a terrific outcome against a tough Gregory Terrace side on Saturday. Both teams were in peak form but our boys showed their class to win seven matches to one. The day started with doubles due to a weather delay and Jack McCarthy and Timmy Packer won 4-6 6-1 7-6. Ryan Selvey and Matias McDonald weren’t so fortunate against GT’s top side narrowly losing 4-6 4-6.
Jack McCarthy continued his unbeaten run at #1 singles with his last loss being in grade 9. Jack triumphed 6-0 7-6. Captain, Ryan Selvey was in his best form of the season scoring a 7-5 6-4 win at #2. Fellow senior Matias McDonald took 3 sets. Young gun Timmy Packer also won in 3 sets 2-6 6-0 6-0. The day was capped off with TSS winning both remaining doubles matches at #1 and #2, 6-4 6-4 and 7-5 6-3 respectively.
Our season will come to a close this Saturday as we take on Ipswich Grammar.
Go TSS Tennis!
The 2nds played tough up and down the line-up on Saturday to score a well deserved 73-58 win over Gregory Terrace. Our doubles play was particularly strong winning both matches in straight sets. Aidan Kitchin and Sam Strid both scored 6-2 6-4 wins in singles to lock in the victory.
The 3rds had a great day of tennis against Terrace! All boys won their singles matches with a special mention to James Ware and Nash Wright for winning 6-0.
The 11A’s had a tough day against their Terrace opponents, yet managed to come on top winning 45-32 games overall. Joe Castor and Wylie Cullimore managed to win their straight doubles in a breathtaking tiebreak. The 11B’s played some incredible tennis, however were not able to beat their talented Terrace opponents. James Ware won his singles convincingly 6-1, recording the only singles win for the day.
Despite poor weather conditions, the standard of tennis the 10A and B teams produced was excellent. The 10A’s comfortably won 46-24. Charlie White won all 3 of his matches while only dropping a single game. Harry Zdanowicz and Saxon Gemeri came extremely close to beating Terraces first doubles team but lost in a tiebreak. It was a hard loss to take but they kept their heads up and were taken to another tiebreak in their second doubles match, coming through impressively 7-4. They carried this momentum into their singles matches. The 10C’s were equally as dominant and ended up winning 45-15. Spiros Kyriakou and Thomas Barua played great tennis and both came through 6-0. Overall, it was a solid performance from both teams.
The Year 9’s battled hard this weekend despite the tough conditions. The 9A’s secured a 38-30 game win thanks to Jack McDonald and Wylie Bucknell who both won their singles 6-1. In the 9B’s, Chaad Hewitt and Andrew Woo had the standout performance, winning their doubles 6-2. Unfortunately the boys just fell short, losing 31 games to 40. A special mention must go to Harry Gray and Oliver Nostdal from the 10C’s, who emerged victorious in their doubles (6-2) against a much stronger GT team.
The Year 8 boys were locked in a tussle against GT this weekend. After completing the doubles, the A’s were locked at 18-18. Kosta Karathanasopoulos recorded a fantastic win 7-6 against his undefeated opponent. Bailey Kowalczuk also won 6-3 but unfortunately the A’s came up 2 games short. The B’s got off to the perfect start winning all their doubles. Yathish and Rohan capped off a 48-21 win with 6-3 singles wins. The C’s were up against an evenly matched sided with multiple matches pushed to tiebreakers. Ethan Melton was the standout performer in a narrow loss with a 6-3 singles win.
The Year 7’s played some prestigious tennis today against Gregory Terrace. It was an awesome effort from our 7C’s as they tried their best however, Terrace came up on top. Well done to Tom and Fynn in the 7D’s who showed amazing team chemistry on court to beat Terrace. It was also a phenomenal effort from the 7E’s as they went game for game with GT. Kael displayed great form winning his singles 6-1. We also saw impressive doubles teamwork from Thomas and Mac as they won their doubles 6-4, using the skills and knowledge they have acquired from training during the week.
For the Year 6 boys, it was Christos Kyriakou and Ellis Gemeri who showed great fight to battle it out with their opponents to the last in a pair of gruelling singles matches. They weren’t the only TSS players giving all they had though, with Josh Bredhauer sealing an amazing 6-4 win against very tough opposition. Fletch Reichman was unstoppable, winning all three of his matches. Jasper Cleland has been the shining star of the 7As all season, and proved to be too much to handle for Gregory Terrace, ploughing through his matches with great support from doubles partner Ethan Ong. But the Terrace players came back strong, and it all came down to the final singles match. In the end, it was a clutch 6-4 win for Michael Keet that clinched a very satisfying victory for TSS.
The Grade 5 teams have continued to work hard and improve throughout the season, and it showed on Saturday as they took their matches right down to the wire against Gregory Terrace. Zach Melton made an excellent comeback in his A4 singles and Luke Neophytou carried on with his exemplary season, claiming 17 of a possible 18 games for his team. Joshua Corbett led the way for the 5Ds with convincing wins in both singles and doubles.
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