From the Captain of Tennis, Kiva Gwynne
Following the long weekend break last weekend, the 7th round of the season against Cranbrook saw some harsh losses but also many impressive wins.
The 1sts continued a great run of form into this matchup, taking the win 5 sets to 3 (39-29). A short rain delay halted play as the doubles began, but this didn’t stop the Waverley boys from showing their finesse. Kolt Piggins-Massaad exhibited an exceptional performance, winning both doubles sets with Nikita Nikitenko, and also dominating his singles 6-0. This triumph brings the Waverley 1sts closer to 3rd spot on the CAS ladder, as we are in 4th spot and closely trailing St. Aloysius. The 2nds were also victorious, and won comfortably 5 sets to 1. Axel Montesinos helped the team to this victory, with a 6-2 win.
The 3rds were unlucky to go down 1 set to 5, but still put up a fight, with Ethan Wanichwetin conquering his opponent in an intense tiebreak. The 4ths also went down in a close battle (4 sets to 2). The Year 10A’s and B’s were looking like the favourites going into round 7, but unfortunately got washed out.
The boys in the Year 7 and 8 teams were unable to prevail in their encounters, but were able to tally up some sets as the 7A’s were defeated in a 3 set all thriller. Cranbrook got up by only 2 games (23-21), despite spectacular triumphs from Jacob Deale (6-0) and Nicholas Kimber (6-4).
As the CAS tennis competition concludes for the term, the Waverley boys have once again displayed the fighting spirit that is typical to Waverley College. The boys are all looking forward to the final three rounds of the season at the beginning of Term 3.