Mr Nick Walton, Tennis Coordinator
The second last weekend of GPS Tennis fixtures arrived amid a cold snap across South-East Queensland. This didn’t deter the boys getting stuck in and putting up a fight against GT’s tennis program. Making the trek to Brisbane, mention to our Year 7 cohort, dispatching GTs Year 7s with ease, with many boys taking their singles out 6-0 (Tom Edlinger, Lachlan Cleverly, Petr Soukp, Christian Diaz) and 6-1 (Otto Lichte, Buster Douglas, Ted Board, Ari Hunt). The Year 9 boys were not to be outdone, with them only dropping two doubles sets across the A-C teams.
The TSS Tennis Firsts toughed out a big win on the weekend, taking down the Gregory Terrace First IV 6-2. Coming off a couple of excellent performances in the previous rounds, Timmy Yeung Packer showed why he is the TSS standout player this year, crushing his singles opponent 6/3 6/1 at the #1 position. Kosta Karathanasopoulos and Ethan Carrick also got off to great starts in their respective singles matches both winning the first set. However, the GT players fought back, winning the second set of both matches. Ethan fought hard but couldn’t find a way through his opponent in the third set, going down 6/1, but Kosta showed plenty of grit and battled to a 6/3 win in the third set. Wylie Bucknell was a bit slow out of the gate in his match, dropping the opening set 6/2 before steadying his play and fighting back to take the next two sets 6/3 6/2.
With a 3-1 lead going into the reverse doubles, Timmy and Wylie came out on fire in their opening match, steamrolling their opposition 6/0 6/0 in under an hour. This left Kosta Karathanasopoulos and Kenan Little to battle the GT #1 pair. Kosta and Kenan gave all they had in the first set and had 2 set points but couldn’t capitalise, dropping the first set 7/6 before losing the second 6/1.
In the final round of doubles, Timmy and Wylie once again showed their class, routining the GT #1 pair 6/0 6/1 and sealing the victory for the TSS boys. Kenan and Kosta then got their first win in the First IV as a team despite dropping the second set, claiming the match 6/4 0/6 10/6.
The boys take on IGS in the final round of the season this coming Friday. Go TSS!
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