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Tennis: a battle against Knox

From Kiva Gwynne, a member of the 1sts Tennis Team

After a number of washed out weekends, a sunny day finally allowed the boys to take to the courts against Knox Grammar for the concluding round of the summer tennis season.

Knox proved to be a formidable force in the Opens, as the 1sts battled hard to eventually fall 7 sets to 1 (46-26). Kolt Piggins Massad and Lachlan Unsworth showcased a bright future for Waverley tennis, as they took a set off Knox in the doubles with some skilful play. The 2nds showed plenty of grit, but the Knox boys were too strong, winning 8 sets to 0 (48-14).

Special mention goes to Arturo Montesinos, who dominated in his singles as he came up from the 5ths to win 6-0 in his match in the 4ths. A valiant effort from the 6ths saw them edge Knox by only 3 games (3 sets all, 27-24), which shows some great form going into the winter season. The Year 10 A’s and B’s teams notched up several sets on Saturday, with the A’s unluckily losing 5 sets to 1, and a significant effort from the B’s to produce a 4 sets to 2 victory. The teams from Year 7 to 9 displayed great spirit and sportsmanship, but unfortunately did not come away with any triumphs.

Thank you to the coaches Steve Day and Ben Kochan, for their expertise and dedication across the summer, plus MIC Ms Cassandra Attard and all the teaching staff for making time to help the Waverley boys achieve their best.

We congratulate all of the Year 12 boys who have completed their final season of summer tennis at Waverley, as well as Trinity Grammar for claiming the CAS Tennis Trophy once again.

We look forward to the fast-approaching winter season.