From the Captain of Tennis Firsts, Oliver Ruse
Round 3 saw Waverley play Cranbrook in what was set to be a good few matches with both schools evenly matched. Cranbrook, however, has a large team with a lot of depth proving tough for some of Waverley’s lower teams. Although all teams lost overall, there were some very promising individual performances and wins from some players.
The 1st IV tennis team showed some positive signs early on winning the doubles 19-18 however lost in singles 8-20, letting Cranbrook steal the win 38 games to 27. Despite losing the singles, 1sts 1, Nikita Nikitenko played outstanding, winning 6 games to 2 in his singles. The 2nd IV, unfortunately, didn’t go as well as, going down 48-8. Cranbrook’s depth proved too strong for Waverley in the 3rd and 4ths with no one from Waverley managing to get a game.
The 9A’s and B’s team also showed some promising individual performances with multiple wins in singles and doubles. Unfortunately, Waverley lost 21-32 in the 9A’s and 26-14 in the 9B’s. Charley Roberts from the 9A’s played exceptionally well winning both his singles (6-4) and doubles (6-3) with partner Jonathon Booy. Waverley’s 9C’s struggled with all players only managing to snatch 1 game from a tough Cranbrook side with a final score of 6-36.
Furthermore, the 8A’s played some tight matches to narrowly go down to Cranbrook 32 games to 16. Special mention must go to Archie who beat his opponent 6-2. The 7A’s were unlucky going down to Cranbrook 6 games to 36.
Round 3 of match play saw Waverley playing some great tennis against a Cranbrook side with a lot of depth losing narrowly in some matches. Despite this, Waverley has a week of training to improve their results. Good luck to the boys next week in round 4.
Waves to Win!