Mr David Hodge – Director of Tennis
Unfortunately weather caused our top of table clash against BBC to end abruptly with no overall outcome for the boys. The Sunshine Volvo TSS Tennis team will take on Gregory Terrace next week at home in another top of the table clash. Help us create the biggest GPS tennis crowd next Saturday!
Our TSS Tennis 2nds were ready to play today! Quickly out of the gates was senior Vikram Nedunchezhian who took down his BBC opponent 6-2 6-2. His teammates battled hard for victories but came up short but displayed some great tennis on their home court. Lachlan Read starred for the 3rds taking his BBC opponent to a tiebreak. Oliver Hall and Komei Jo also picked up a crucial doubles win. Our 4ths top doubles team of Hudson Kaddatz and Oscar Hayek continued their hot streak of doubles performances winning their first match 7-5 before rain interrupted the rest of play.
Zac Cirocco filled in for the 11Ds and impressed with his effort and determination, winning the final match of the day 6-4. Andrew Wong’s 6-3 victory was also impressive. In the 11As, Lachlan Nicholls pushed his singles opponent in every game, going to deuce more often than not.
In the 10As both Aidan Kitchen and Charlie Hanrahan were in good form, combining to win one of their two doubles matches against very tough opponents for TSS Tennis. Declan Attenborough played up in the 10Bs, notching a well deserved win in singles 6-1, and coming very close in doubles, losing a narrow tie-breaker in his second match with Nash Wright.
Great effort and positive attitude as a whole. Given difficult circumstances with weather, not one boy complained. BBC came out very tough, yet everyone battled no matter the score. Very proud to have had to look at the scoreboard to tell who was winning. Great effort by castor today to grind out a win seven-five in the tiebreaker.
TSS had some great peformances in this age group. Lachlan Free played a vital role stepping up and performing well in doubles. Will Abbott played an intensely long singles match but competed valiantly throughout the whole day. Xavier Smith-Power took the match into a tiebreak and displayed great poise in the high pressure situation. The whole grade showed some great sportsmanship which was complimented by our opponent coaches and players.
Our 7A’s led the way in a hotly contested team match winning five out of eight matches. Chaad Hewitt wrestled three results against his experienced opponents. His singles score was 6-5 and he won both doubles matches 6-4. Sandham Ferris-Nathan competed with pride in his singles match going neck and neck with his BBC opponent. The teams from A though D supported each other well all day and the coaches were proud of the team unity.
A superb effort by our boys who did TSS proud this weekend. We were faced with very tough competition but our boys were absolutely valiant in defeat. Samson Fancutt went undefeated on the day combining with Ned Hanrahan in doubles. The scores did not reflect the amazing performances seen across all courts. Our boys can hold their heads high as they gave it their all and stepped up to the challenge.
Our 5A team picked up valuable experience against their BBC counterparts. Jacob Otterson and Phoenix McNab won a doubles match 6-5 to start the day but the team ultimately fell overall. Our grade 5 team has been battling hard and is guaranteed to use this experience to their advantage in future matches.
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