Mr David Hodge – Director of Tennis
The Sunshine Volvo TSS Tennis First IV are off to their strongest start in over a decade and have established themselves as premiership contenders as they took down a full strength BGS first IV team on the road. The four boys gave their all for TSS Tennis today and came away with a 5-3 victory!
The day started with the reverse doubles and the McCarthy brothers got us off to a perfect start, dominating the #2 BGS team 6/2 6/1. Our #2 pair of Will Timoney and Ryan Selvey played a great match against the BGS #1 pair but fell just short losing 2-6 6-3 10-12.
Max and Jack McCarthy used the momentum from the doubles to get off to positive starts in the singles before steam rolling their opponents in the back half of their matches. Max won at the #1 position 7/6 6/2 and Jack won 6/3 6/0.
Will Timoney and Ryan Selvey didn’t have it all their own way with Ryan fighting hard but falling short 6/4 7/5 in a very physical match. Will Timoney dropped the opening set against his opponent but fought back hard to level the match at 1 set all. The third was a battle, with Will trailing for most of the set and at 4-5 advantage receiver will was 1 point away from defeat. A 20+ ball rally ensued and Will managed to scrap out a hold. He then lifted at the most crucial time of the match to break away and take the third set 6/4.
The final 2 doubles matches also came down to the wire with Will Timoney and Ryan Selvey almost giving the fans another comeback win, but dropped a couple of crucial points in the match tie break, eventually falling 4/6 6/4 7/10. The McCarthy boys once again proved that they are one of the best teams in the competition and they continued their unbeaten run in GPS doubles play, winning 6/3 4/6 10/4.
The team face their biggest challenge of the season next week as they take on the defending premiers BBC. This premiership-deciding match will be played at the TSS home courts and we would appreciate as much crowd support from the TSS Tennis community as we can get for this big occasion.
TSS 2nds went toe to toe with BGS all day. Angus Timoney played a tight match narrowly losing in a tiebreaker. The 3rds were led by Komei Jo and Oliver Hall who picked up 6-4 wins in singles and a decisive 6-1 victory in doubles to give the team a 39-37 victory. The mighty 4ths won again as Hudson Kaddatz and Oscar Hayak dominated singles and doubles play.
It was a battle all day as our grade 11 teams took it to BGS on their home courts. All players played hard and represented the school well in all matches. Some players showed real improvements after just 3 weeks of the season.
10A’s fought hard against BGS stretching them to the limit in their singles matches. Aidan Kitchin, Charlie Hanrahan and James Ware were competitive. While BGS was too strong on the day for our 10B’s The match of the day in the 10C’s was Declan Attenborough’s heroics in his singles match.
Will Bucknell (As) won his singles match 6-3 after being tied at 2-2. He teamed up with Joe Castor in doubles, winning one of their two games. Thomas Schwerkolt unfortunately lost his singles match in a tie-breaker, but it was a great game of tennis with some intense rallies. Sam Robinson proved to be another highlight for TSS, winning his 9Bs singles game 6-4.
The Year 8s faced a tough BGS in Round 3, with wins difficult to come by. In the 8Ds, Boris Ryavkin impressed with his efforts and enthusiasm, managing a solid doubles win with Jared Farmer. Saxon Gemeri and Thomas Jamieson were competitive in the 8Bs, narrowly losing their first doubles match by a single game.
Grades 7 had their work cut out for them against a strong Brisbane Grammar side. The team showed character and determination but weren’t able to keep the scoreboard ticking over against BGS.
Our 6A team gave an enormous effort to come away with the win! The boys are becoming more cohesive as a team and it is showing with good communication and decision making. Our captain Sean Sturgess has been impressive with his leadership skills. Congratulations to the team Samson Fancutt, Ned Hanrahan, Sean Sturgess and Harry Goffman on a great performance on and off court. 6B’s battled hard but weren’t able to finish on top.
5A’s battled BGS down to the wire and Ethan Melton was undefeated in his singles and 2 doubles matches assisted by Jacob Ottoson. The team eventually fell 28-35.
GO TSS TENNIS!!
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