04 May 2019
Tennis Steamrolls Churchie

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TSS delivered a message to the rest of the competition this weekend with a 8-0 whitewash against the Churchie First IV. The TSS boys provided a special performance today, dropping a total of only 27 games in 8 matches, with the closest set resulting in a 6-3 TSS win. The First IV TSS team comprised of Jack McCarthy, Ryan Selvey, Matias McDonald and Timmy Packer won each of their singles matches 6/3 6/0, 6/2 6/1, 6/3 6/3 and 6/1 6/2 respectively. The doubles matches were a similar story with the boys winning 6/0 6/0, 6/2 6/3, 6/1 6/2 and 6/1 6/3. TSS looks to next weekend where they face a strong Brisbane State High outfit.

The 11A boys played against a strong Churchie line up today, but their willingness to compete for every point was great to see. They played great tennis at times against a very tough opposition side. There was a lot for the coaches to like so early in the season and a strong sense of great performances to come. MVP for the days play was Tom Schwerkolt who competed hard in every match. The 11Bs match was played at a high level and both teams showcased a high respect for each other. The boys competed to the best of their ability and Cam Macmillan proved to be the most valuable player for the day.

The 10A’s saw a standout doubles performance by Nicholas McKenzie and Charlie White winning both doubles comfortably. Jack McCauley played some excellent tennis and managed to win his singles in a hard fought tie break. Nicholas McKenzie won his singles 6-4 with some great sportsmanship being displayed! The 10B’s had an excellent day of singles being played with Oliver, Thomas and Spiros winning 6-1, 7-6 and 6-0 respectively. Both doubles pairs managed to win one doubles match each as well. The 10C’s had a tough day against their Churchie opponents with some great tennis being played but unfortunately no wins recorded. The 10D’s had a fantastic day of tennis winning a total of 6 out of the 8 matches (42-24 games), with a stellar singles performance by Louis Chabert winning 6-0.

The Year 9’s put up a strong performance today against a tough Churchie lineup. The 9A’s managed to scrape a close 38-34 game victory thanks to Wylie Bucknell, who quickly disposed of his opponent 6-3 and Ethan Carrick who came up with some clutch points in his tiebreak, to eventually win 7-6 (7-5). The 9B’s dominated their Churchie opponents, winning 7 matches to 1. Special mention must go to Harry Spittle and Chaad Hewitt who took out their doubles 6-0. Despite going down 25 games to 44, the 9C’s still put up some great matches. Harry Gray and Matthew Chipman were particularly determined and resilient as shown by their 6-4 victory in doubles.

The Year 8 boys had a solid outing against a strong Churchie lineup. The A’s recorded their second straight win of the season 46-15. Kosta Karathanasopoulos was the MVP not dropping a single game across doubles and singles. The B’s dominated their opponents 49-11. Cormac Anning was outstanding stepping up from the B’s, only dropping 4 games for the day. The C’s battled hard all day but we’re unable to get the chocolates. Damian Blackmore played really well in his singles to win 7-5. The D’s lost an extremely close encounter 34-37. Harry Lavery player very well to win both his doubles.

The Year 7 boys had a close encounter across the board with Churchie. The 7A’s fought tooth and nail right till the end only to draw with Churchie. Jasper Cleland was the MVP winning both his doubles and both his singles easily. Michael Keet also won his singles convincingly 6-2. The 7B’s were up against it early with all boys battling in their doubles matches. Kalani Creech was on court all day and narrowly lost his singles after running his opponent into the ground.

The 6As had a very close day, with doubles matches being split evenly, and Alex Walker claiming a comprehensive 6-2 win in his singles. With several players being away for the weekend many boys had to step up to higher teams, or play a second full round for the grade 6 teams. These boys can be very proud of their efforts, as they showed a lot of courage and great hunger for more match play.

The 5As put on a good show on Saturday, with doubles again being their main strength. Charlie Cleland followed up with an excellent 6-2 win in his singles. The Bs once again proved too strong for the opposition, winning six of the eight matches, and continue to improve and grow in confidence. Joshua Corbett also had a good 6-2 singles win in the Ds to start of his season.