From the Captain of Tennis, Kiva Gwynne
The second round of the summer tennis season saw some more positive results in comparison to the previous week. Several teams were able to defeat their St. Aloysius counterparts, and many other teams were well within reach of victories.
The 1sts and 2nds teams came ever so close to claiming a victory on Saturday, with both teams being defeated 3 sets to 5 (30 games to 37 and 29 games to 38 respectively). The doubles pairing of Kolt Piggins-Massad and Lachlan Unsworth put in an outstanding effort to take both sets 6-2 and 6-3. I was also able to triumph in my singles match, winning it 6-2. In the 2nds, Nikita Nikitenko and Jai Munzone took their doubles sets convincingly 6-3 6-3, with Jai also winning his singles 6-1. Jai should be congratulated for his valiant effort in winning all of his sets. Nikita was unlucky to lose in yet another nail-biting tiebreak.
There were many impressive performances in the 3rds team, especially from Will Durkin and Arturo Montesinos, who won all of their doubles and singles sets 6-0. Hugh Marshall sealed the victory for the 3rds in his singles match, winning in a tiebreak. The final result ended 4 sets to 2 in favour of the Waverley boys, which marks the first opens team win of the season. The 4ths were outmatched 1 set to 5, although Domenic Abruzzese demonstrated his tennis skill with a 6-4 singles win.
The Year 10 teams were thoroughly outplayed, and didn’t take any sets off the St. Aloysius boys. In the 9A’s, Diego Berdaa took a singles set off St. Aloysius, conquering his opponent 6 games to 4. The 9A’s were not able to snatch any other sets, losing 1 set to 5. Unfortunately, the 9B’s were also unable to win a set on Saturday.
Last but not least, the Year 8 teams highlighted the fixtures for the day, with the B’s, C’s, and D’s winning overall. The A’s team came close, but were defeated 2 sets to 4. Jared Garwood proved too strong for his opponent, winning 6-3. Michael Richmond excelled in both his singles and doubles in the 8C’s, as well as Jimmy Ashbridge, who won 6-0. Harry Fox took a 6-1 victory with ease in his singles, as well we as winning his doubles 6-2 with Valen Candi.
Looking at the results on Saturday, the Waverley boys are showing signs of improvement, and every team is giving their all in training to better their game. We hope to keep improving as we play Cranbrook in round 3.