Mr David Hodge – Director of Tennis
The TSS First IV team completed another convincing win this weekend with an 8-0 sweep against Brisbane State High. The tie began with the singles rubbers and the TSS team wasted no time, claiming all 4 first sets within 30 minutes. The second set of each match was equally as impressive, with Jack McCarthy taking his match 6/0 6/1, Ryan Selvey winning 6/2 6/2, Matias McDonald winning 6/2 6/3 and Timmy Yeung Packer winning 6/4 6/0.
The doubles matches were a slightly tougher affair with Matias McDonald and Will Bucknell dropping the opening set in their first match 6/4, before coming back and taking the match 10-4 in the super tie-breaker. Jack McCarthy and Timmy Packer were just a couple of points away from dropping the first set of their opening doubles, but were able to go up a level at the right time, winning 7/5 6/0. The boys maintained a high level for their final doubles matches, where Will and Matias won 6/2 6/2 and Jack and Timmy won 6/3 6/0.
The team will hope to extend their unbeaten season to 4 next weekend against Toowoomba Grammar. Go TSS!
There was some excellent performance across the Year 11’s on Saturday, with the 11A’s and 11C’s fighting it out for the overall win. In particular, the heroic efforts of Baxter Stewart are to be commended – taking his opponent down to the line to try to record a win for the 11B’s in a marathon match.
It was a great third week of the season for all Year 10 tennis teams. The 10A’s battled hard, eventually winning 42 games to 25, thanks to some standout doubles performances from Nicolas McKenzie and Charlie White. Jack McAuley eventually managed to get the team over the line with a decisive 6-1 win in singles. The 10B’s dominated their BSHS opponents, winning 8 rubbers to 0. Special mention must go to Harry Zdanowicz and Spiros Kyriakou who both won their singles matches 6-0. The 10C’s this weekend put on a show winning all 8 rubbers, six of which were 6-0. Thomas Gossett and Jeb Ferry kept the crowd entertained and lead the team with class. Both boys won their singles and doubles 6-0. Finally, the 10D’s landed a close victory thanks to Dane Lehndorf and Timothy Murdoch who won their doubles matches 6-4 and 6-3. In the end, Judd Ransby also came up clutch winning his singles 7-6.
The 9A’s had standout singles performances by Jack McDonald and Harry Spittle both winning 6-0, and the overall team winning 49 to 17 games. The B’s had a very competitive opposition, however managed to pull through with some great tennis being played. Andrew Woo fought hard in his singles match managing to break his BSHS opponent in a nail-biting tie break. The standout performer in the C’s was Oliver Nostdal winning his singles 6-0. The 9D’s has some amazing doubles performances with Hugh Norman and Lachlan Hardy wining both doubles comfortably.
The Year 8’s had a very good weekend winning in three out of four ties. The A’s won a thrilling encounter 33-31. Harry Goffman was on fire stepping up to the A’s winning his singles 6-1. With the scores locked at 27-27, Kosta Karathanasopoulos and Ned Hanrahan came up clutch winning the decisive doubles 6-4. The B’s dominated their State High opponents 44-20. Well done to Rohan Sheppard for another 6-0 win in singles. The C’s did very well to get across the line 42-38. Max Dewhurst and Damian Blackmore won their singles convincingly to get the boys across the line. Nic Graham had an excellent win for the 10D’s.
The Year 7 boys had their most successful week to date with solid performances across the board. Jack Parkinson stepped up to the A’s at short notice and was up to the task winning his singles 6-3. Josh Bredheur also had an excellent win in his singles match for the B’s. The C’s won an epic encounter 37-35. Kalani Creech and Jason Pels proved to be a lethal doubles pair winning both their matches. Fletch Reichman and Tom Williamson sealed the day with 6-2 and 6-3 singles wins respectively. Kael Saw played fantastic tennis all day winning both his doubles and singles convincingly to help the D’s to victory.
The Prep School Championships was played this weekend and all players displayed fantastic sportsmanship and competitive spirit. The tournament was a knock-out main draw with as consolation bracket and each player battled out at least 2 sets. The main draw matches were close affairs with the 4 semi-finalists split between grade 5 and 6. 1st seed Harry Furnell took on Charlie Cleland in the first semi-final and Charlie was able to score the upset, winning through to the final 6-2. 2nd seed Sebastian Robbie overcame Ben Nichol 6-1 to advance to the final. Charlie and Sebastian fought valiantly in a titanic tussle for the title. Both boys displayed power play and deft touch. Charlie secured the pivotal points during the match to win 6-2 and the title of Prep School Tennis Champion for 2019!
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