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Tennis Report – A Strong 9th Round

Tennis Captain, Kiva Gwynne

Tennis Captain, Kiva Gwynne

From Kiva Gwynne, Captain of Tennis

The 9th round of the summer tennis season yielded mixed results, with the Year 7 continuing to display their talents, as well as some remarkable performances from other individuals and teams.

Year 7 tennis have had their best results in a decade with both A’s and B’s moving into their final round against Barker undefeated. With all players across the two teams being highly skilled tennis players, this has been reflected in the strong results in all matches. The quality results are a testament to their training efforts under the watchful eye of head coach Stephen Day. The 7C’s weren’t able to take the win, however did well to secure 2 sets to Trinity’s 4. Jo Jo Cumpston and Ethan Williams were simply too good for their doubles opponents (winning 6-0), with Jo Jo also vaporizing his singles opposition 6 games to 2.

The 1sts came close to victory, but were defeated 3 sets to 5 (28-41). Pat Smith and myself were able to steal the second set of the top doubles match 6-2, followed by singles wins from Nikita Nikitenko (6-4) and I (7-5 – I managed to save 6 match points at 2-5 down to win). The 2nds were defeated, with the Trinity boys extremely lucky to win every set.

Despite Ronnie Roth’s tremendous effort in both singles and doubles with Charley Roberts (both sets lost 6-4), the 8A’s went down 6 sets to 0. The 8B’s turned the tables on their opponents, emerging victorious in a fiercely competitive matchup (4 sets to 2, 33-21). Guy Hammerschmidt and Jared Garwood didn’t even break a sweat during their singles sets, which were won 6-2 and 6-1.

The 3rds and 4ths and 6ths all suffered defeats of 6 sets to 0 (37-16, 36-7, and 36-0, respectively). The 5ths put in a competitive effort to salvage a set in singles, which was won by Dylan Smith (6-4).

Diego Berdaa went the distance in a singles tiebreak, unfortunately resulting in a loss. The 9A’s couldn’t get a hold of any other sets; eventually being overcome 6 sets to 0. The margin was the same for the 10A’s and B’s.

With the final round of the summer tennis season fast approaching, the Waverley boys will be putting one last effort to finish on a high note. We’re looking forward to a clash with Barker for round 10.

Special Mention

Lachlan Unsworth participated in the CAS tennis team versus ISA tennis team on Tuesday 6th March 2018. There was some great tennis all round with CAS winning the tournament & the Cup for 2018. CAS won 12 sets to 4 sets. Lachlan’s valiant effort resulted in him winning his singles match and one of his doubles matches.

It was a great effort and we are proud of Lachlan for representing Waverley College Tennis.