From the Convenor of Tennis, Cassandra Attard
By Marko Dundovic, Year 12
The last match of the season for Waverley saw an impressive set of result across the board as Waverley was successful in most year groups.
Waverley’s 1st’s and 2nd’s team recorded another decent performance with the 1sts narrowly losing 5 – 3 and the 2nds drawing 4 sets. Both the 1sts doubles pairings achieved fantastic results, winning 2 – 0. This form was continued in the doubles with Mawson and Marko demolishing their Trinity opponents 6-1, 6-1. Overall Trinity narrowly won 41 games to 36 in the 1st’s and Waverley won 30 games to 28 in the 2nd’s.
The 3rd’s and 4th’s copped another heavy defeat over the weekend, with Waverley going down 4-2 in the 3rd’s and 6-0 in the 4th’s. However, there was a brilliant individual performance from Dylan Smith who edged his opponent 6-2 in his singles. Dylan and doubles partner James Ritchie proved they are a formidable team, smashing their opponents 6-0.
The 10A’s and 10B’s were convincingly beaten by their Trinity opponents, unable to record a single victory. However, this was largely due to the fact there were 3 forfeited matches.
The 9A’s and 9B’s had some mixed results over the weekend, with some exciting match play from both teams. Trinity proved to be decisive in the 9A’s, dominating Waverley 6 sets to 0. However, in the 9B’s the results were reversed as they dominated Trinity, winning every match. Cuba Kanakis, Jared Atwood, Jimmy Ashbridge and Michael Richmond, all over powered their opponents in their singles and doubles matches, winning 39 g- 25.
The 8A’s and 8B’s finished their season strongly, proving they are ones to watch for the future of Waverley tennis. The 8A’s demolished their opponents 5 – 1. Surprisingly the 8B’s took a rare defeat, losing 18 games to 0.
I would like to congratulate the boys on a successful season in 2018/2019 and best of luck for the winter season. Special mention of all the Year 12’s who played their last matches of tennis on Saturday, especially Matthew Gallagher, Will Durkin and myself who have all been playing since Year 5. Another big thank you must be extended to Steve Day, all the teachers, parents and students who all made the season a special and memorable for all.