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Tennis Report: Fifth Round Matches

From the Captain of Tennis, Kiva Gwynne

After the wet weather washed out the fourth round of the Winter tennis season, the Waverley boys were back out on court for a tough fifth round matchup against Knox Grammar.

On paper, the results from the 1sts and 2nds did not appear to be very promising, however the results did not reflect how competitive the matches were, especially in the doubles. The 1sts and 2nds both lost 8 sets to 0 (50-20 and 50-17), but a standout performance from the top doubles pairing of Pat Veron and Kiva Gwynne saw both sets lost in gripping tiebreakers that could have gone either way. In the 2nds, Kolt Piggins-Massad and Luke Ryan’s doubles match followed a similar pattern, as they were edged by the Knox boys 5-7, 4-6.  The 3rds and 4ths were unfortunately both defeated 8 sets to 0.

The Year 10A and 10B teams came up with yet another close encounter, keeping up their very consistent form that we have seen over this winter season. The 10As lost 4 sets to 2 (25-21), and the 10Bs won by only one game in a thrilling three sets all, 20 games to 19 victory. Oliver Ruse in the 10A team had his Knox counterpart in his back pocket as he won 6-0 with ease.

The Year 7A team conjured up a brilliant performance, winning 24 games to 21 at three sets apiece. Jonathan Booy’s 6-0 dispatch of the Knox opposition is to be commended, as well as his 6-0 doubles win alongside Michael Richmond.

As the first half of the Winter Tennis season comes to a conclusion, the Waverley tennis boys have shown their determination and passion to represent the College to their fullest potential, with some great results and accomplishments from many individuals. We look forward to round six against St. Aloysius.