What a remarkable fortnight it has been for Waverley College 1st IV Tennis.
It all started with a home fixture against perennial powerhouse Knox. This endeavour was made even harder with the absence of our number one player, Year 10 student Roger Sweeney. Roger was away in Darwin playing in a highly regarded junior national tournament. Year 8 student Xavier Micconi stepped up to fill the void, and with the help of doubles partner Charlie Farrington, took out both sets of doubles. Nikita Nikitenko then showed his class to win his singles match, whilst Jack Preller and Charlie both displayed grit and determination to come from behind in their singles wins. The resilience on display in this fixture, in which Waverley won five sets to three, was awe-inspiring.
With confidence at an all-time high, Waverley then hosted Cranbrook for the last match before the school holiday break. With the return of Roger, Waverley was quick to put Cranbrook to the sword, taking all four doubles sets on offer. The excellent tennis continued in the singles matches; strong wins to Roger, Nikita and Charlie gave Waverley an emphatic seven sets to one victory.
I would like to thank skills/opens coach Steve Day on the amazing job he is doing with the Waverley College tennis program. His dedication and tireless effort is reflected in the recent results, and a big reason why the tennis program is trending in the right direction.
Mr David Edwards
Convenor of Tennis