from Matija Hripac, Captain of Tennis
With the full 1sts team back into play after many injuries the team headed out to Kingsford to play against Knox. Knox being one of the stronger teams and vying for first place in the CAS competition, we knew we had our work cut out for us. Waverley has proven themselves to be a stronger team than ever before, as we closed the margin on the usual huge defeat with a 3-5 (32-41) loss in the 1sts. The 2nds also gave it their best with a 4-4 (29-36) loss, despite some good wins in their doubles. This week, special mention must be made of Patrick Veron, as he had just come back after four weeks of not participating in any form of tennis due to injury and put up a good fight in his singles, only losing in the tiebreaker by one point in a 7-6(6) defeat.
In the other grades the 3rds and 4ths also lost but Huon Beccaris and Ross Mormanis achieved a spectacular win in their doubles. They are showing promise to become a strong team.
The Year 10 team proved strong, despite their overall loss, with both Alistair Jensen and Harry Karakatsanis from the 10A’s winning their doubles. A special mention must go to William Durkin and Matthew Gallagher who lost their doubles match by only one point in a 6-7 defeat. William Durkin and Daniel Hayes who won their singles in the 10 B’s should also be commended. Daniel will be missed upon his departure in an exchange program.