From Tennis Captain, student Kai Jones
The last three weeks have been a rollercoaster for the 1sts and 2nds tennis. It started with a tough opposition in Barker College who took the sets across the board with the exception of Nikita Nikitenko who had a fantastic result winning 6-3. The thirds and fourths however had a great result with 3rds players Cuba Kanakis and Ronnie Roth taking out their singles 6-3, and following up with their doubles; Ronnie Roth and MichaelRichmond 6-1; and Jared Garwood and Cuba Kanakis 6-3. The fourths also had a great performance with Jonty Booy and Toby Ryan not losing a single game in both their singles and doubles.
Our next match was an away game against Knox which was challenging for the firsts and seconds with Roger Sweeny and Nikita Nikitenko coming up against some very tough opponents. Charlie Farrington and Kai Jones managed to take out a close battle to win the doubles 6-3 and 7-6. Jack Preller and Xavier Miconi are also congratulated for winning their first set of doubles 6-0. The thirds and fourths also struggled, however Oscar Madden in the thirds managed to win his singles 6-3, and Jared Garwood and Cuba Kanakis managed to win their doubles 6-2 proving themselves to be a formidable partnership. In the fourths, Massimo Di Nappoli and Jonty Booy also won their doubles 6-0.
Tennis finished for the first half of the summer 2020/21 season on a high beating Aloysius 5-3 in the firsts. Xavier Miconi stepped up to play with Nikita Nikitenko and they had a great first set of doubles against their very strong opponents with a 6-3 win but were unsuccessful in the second set with a 4-6 loss. Charlie Farrington and Kai Jones fought hard to win both their doubles matches 6-2. Both players also won their singles 6-0. Unfortunately, Nikita’s game went to the wire and he lost in a tie break but it was a great game for the spectators. The mighty seconds had their best result so far winning 6-2: their first win of the season. Jack Preller and Archie Small although losing their first set of doubles 6-4 fought back to win the second set 6-0. Both played great singles games winning both matches. Ronnie Roth stepped up to the seconds winning both his doubles and singles. This was a great result to end the term. The 3rds and 4ths continued their strong run winning 5-1 and 6-0. Let’s hope this winning streak runs into next year’s rounds in February.
Thanks to all the coaches, teachers and parents for all your support this term in tennis. I hope you all enjoy your summer break and I look forward to seeing everyone in Term 1 next year where we can build on our successful first half of the season.