From the Captain of Tennis, Kiva Gwynne
The Round 3 clash against Cranbrook saw one of Waverley’s best overall performances in recent memory. In the Opens, Saturday’s performance was simply outstanding with every team triumphing except for the 2nds (who drew 4 sets all, but lost 38-42 in games).
The 1sts beat the Cranbrook boys 8 sets to 0, meaning that every set went in favour of the Waverley boys. Each boy in the 1sts should be commended for their exceptional performance, as this is the first time that the team has won every set in around four years. Special mention goes to Jai Munzone, who was playing up in the 1sts for the first time and was able to win every one of his sets. Patrick Smith fought hard to win his singles in a thrilling tiebreak, marking his first win in the number 1 spot. Lachlan Unsworth was also able to outclass his opponent with ease (6-2).
The Waverley boys in the 2nds were neck and neck with their opponents as they drew 4 sets all, unfortunately being defeated by 4 games. Despite the loss, Will Durkin and Marko Dundovic were able to showcase their expertise, prevailing in both their singles set tiebreaks.
The 3rds won 4 sets to 2 (25-20), with Oliver Hackers proving a pivotal force in the team as he won his singles set 6-1. Matthew Gallagher also crushed his Cranbrook counterpart 6 games to 2. Andre Vumbaca and Domenic Abruzzese highlighted the 4ths fixtures, with both boys winning all of their sets. The 4ths went on to win 4 sets to 2. The 5ths and 6ths won 5 sets to 1 and 3 sets all (27 games to 21) respectively. Both Finbar Warren (5ths) and Alistair Alston (6ths) comprehensively won against the Cranbrook boys, as they both triumphed 6 games to 0 in their singles sets.
The boys from the 10A’s were outmatched 1 set to 5, although Mawson Filtcroft and James Ritchie were able to snatch a doubles set 6-4.
The Waverley tennis boys will be looking to carry this form into next round against Trinity Grammar.