From Captain of Tennis, Marko Dundovic
The opening round of summer season saw a difficult matchup between Waverley and Barker, who asserted their dominance throughout all of the teams. Despite the tough matchups, numerous Waverley Boys were able to achieve some outstanding results.
The Barker boys where an unstoppable force in the opens, dominating the 1sts 7 sets to 1 and triumphing in the 2nds 7 sets to 1. The two highlight matches of the day were Nikita Nikitenko who demolished his opponent 6-1 and Charlie Farrington who came out victorious 7-5 in his match, both results proving Waverley’s up and coming young talent.
Waverley’s woes continued in 3rds and 4ths fixtures as Waverley was unable to fell to Barker 6 sets to 0 in both the 3rds and 4th teams. Matthew Gallagher displayed his fighting spirit narrowly losing to his opponent 6-4 in his singles match. Furthermore, the highlight for Waverley came in 3rds team from a nail-biting match involving James Ritchie in which he lost in a thrilling 5-7 set.
It was a tough day on the court for the 10a’s and Bs, with both teams suffering heavy defeats, with both teams going down 6 sets to 0 in the hands of the Barker team. Although the heavy defeats Daniel Promes was able to show his potential closely losing his singles match 4-6.
Charley Roberts singles performance was the highlight in for the 9A’s team superbly beating his opponent from Barker 6-1 in a masterclass performance. Adian Trovato was also exhibited his tennis skills winning 6-3 in a thrilling match. Despite the excellent results, Waverly still when down 5 sets to 1 in both the 9a’s and b’s teams. Unfortunately, once again Waverley lost 5 sets to 1 in the Year 9 c’s and d’s teams, although Toby Ryan and Harry Fox achieved excellent results coming out victorious.
Although the many defeats across the year groups, Waverley’s winning ways prevailed in the 8a’s a b’s with superb victories across the board, with the a’s only dropping 2 games in total, coming out victors 36 games to 2 over Barker. This fine form continued in the b’s team with excellent performance in from Bellino with a 6-0 victory. Waverley continued their fine form in the C’s with a 3-3 draw to Barker.
After a Typically strong performance from Barker, the Waverly boys will be focusing on achieving better results in the future when returning to training this week.