From Kiva Gwynne, Tennis Captain
Saturday’s encounter against St Aloysius’ saw a significant improvement across the board for the Waverlians, with many competitive matches keeping spectators on the edge of their seats.
The 1st and 2nd teams were able to challenge the boys from St Aloysius’, despite being defeated 8 sets to 0 in both fixtures. The highlight of the opens came from Marko Dundovic’s debut in the 1sts, where he lost his singles set in a nail-biting tiebreaker. The opening set of Will Durkin and Matthew Gallagher’s doubles in the 2nds also went the distance, but they were unfortunately overcome by their opponents in the tiebreak.
Regardless of the 3rds and 4ths being conquered 1 set to 5 and 2 sets to 4 respectively, Oliver Hackers managed to exhibit his skills on the court, taking his singles set 6-0 with ease. He also won his doubles 6-0 with Daniel Chow. Domenic Abruzzese brought his A-game once again, winning his singles 6-3. Alastair Alston also deserves a mention, as he was neck and neck with his singles opposition, unluckily being edged in a close tiebreak.
Mawson Flitcroft turned the tables on the Aloysius’ boys in the 10A’s, winning the only set for the team in a 6-3 victory. There were some positive results in both the 9A’s and B’s, with Diego Berdaa and Will Jensen trouncing their opposition 6-3 in the doubles. Massimo di Napoli delivered the goods in his singles, triumphing 6 games to 2.
The youngest of the Waverley boys produced the best results, with the both the 7A’s and 7C’s taking out their fixtures in a 6 sets to 0. Jo Jo Cumpston and Ethan Williams denied their opponents a game, winning their doubles 6-0. Bellino Testafredda won his singles with the same 6-0 margin in the 7D’s, highlighting the substantial depth of skill amongst the younger teams. The 7B’s pulled through to win 4 sets to 2.
Overall, the results have drastically improved in contrast to the previous week, with the boys looking forward to a big round 8 against one of our greatest rivals – Cranbrook.