From Convenor of Tennis, Cassie Attard
The Clouds grew darker as the 1sts and 2nds from Waverley and St Aloysius’ met at the Kingsford clay courts. The first match of the summer season began with much optimism.
Waverley broke a ten year losing streak against a strong team to be victorious with the 1sts and 2nds achieving a win in the first round.
Waverley started well by winning 3 out of the 4 doubles sets in the 1sts and 2 out of 4 for the 2nds.
As the singles matches kicked off, the 1sts were put under pressure as St Aloysius’ came back and it came down to the last match to decide the win. Finally at the end Waverley won both the games leading Aloysius 5 sets to 3 in the 1sts and 5 sets to 3 in the 2nds.
With this win, it is the first time both the 1sts and 2nds have had success against St Aloysius’ in 10 years.
The first round welcomed two new team members, who both gave stand-out performances; Lachlan Unsworth and Jai Munzone. This was their debut in the 2nds and first time playing in the Opens. They combined in the doubles to win both sets and won their singles, helping to lead the 2nds to victory.