18 May 2019
Tennis wins 8-0 over TGS, Remains Undefeated

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The TSS tennis firsts made short work of the TGS tennis team, blanking them 8-16-96 to 0-0-14. This is the fourth win on the trot for TSS, who didn’t drop more than 5 games in each match. Jack McCarthy led the team at the #1 position, winning his singles 6/0 6/0 and extending his winning record to 14 matches, with his last singles loss coming back in June 2017. Matias McDonald was as equally impressive in his singles, also winning 6/0 6/0 at the #2 position. Timmy Packer dropped a couple off games early in the opening set but shortly found his range, winning the last 10 games of the match with a score of 6/2 6/0. With captain Ryan Selvey out with a leg injury, Angus Timoney stepped up into the #4 position today and didn’t disappoint, winning his first match for the First IV this year 6/1 6/1.

The doubles was a similar story with Jack and Timmy winning both doubles matches 6/0 6/1 and 6/1 6/1 respectively. Playing together for the first time, Matias and Angus also produced solid results winning both of their doubles matches 6/1 6/4 and 6/3 6/0.

Great job all around from the First IV this weekend and they will hope to extend the streak to 5 against a tough BGS outfit. Go TSS!

The Opens put in great effort to take both the Seconds and Thirds with the dominant seconds not dropping a set. In a close fight in the thirds, great play from Charlie Hanrahan, James Ware and Nash Wright brought home the games to break the tie for the win. The Seconds executed stupendous play certainly wrestled the victory with a despotic grip.

The Year 10 boys enjoyed a very successful Saturday. The A’s thumped their opponents in every doubles. Charlie White was outstanding at the number 1 position winning 6-0. Spiros Kyriakou was excellent in the B’s maintaining his undefeated singles record. The C’s were impressive as always winning without dropping a match. After a massive promotion to D1, Dane Lehndorf stepped up and lead the D’s to victory with a 6-0 win in singles.

The 9A’s saw some amazing tennis, with all players managing to secure a win in their singles, and the overall team winning 40 to 29 games. The B’s had a very tough opposition, however Andrew Woo and Buddy Holley managed to win their reverse doubles 6-3. Tom Ramsay and Nick Doyle both went on to win their singles matches in nail biting tie breakers. The standout performer in the C’s was Harrison Gray, being the only one to win his singles (6-3). The 9D’s had some amazing doubles performances with Haydn O’Connor and Casey Amos winning both doubles comfortably.

The year 8’s this weekend managed to win two out of their four ties. The A’s came out on top thanks to some excellent singles performances from all the boys, and a hard fought doubles match from Ned Hanrahan and Kosta Karathanasopoulos, who came back from 0-4 to win 6-4. The B’s managed to get a close win over their TGS opponents. Special mention must go to Rohan Sheppard, who came up clutch with a 7-6 singles win. Despite losing, the C’s gave TGS everything they had. Damian Blackmore showed true grit and persistence in his 7-6 (10-8) singles win. Finally, although they faced a much stronger D’s team, Joshua, Nic, Harry and Ben all displayed fantastic sportsmanship throughout their matches.

After an early start, the year 7 boys came out firing. Every team gave it their all throughout the day in very close encounters. Jasper Cleland was the stand out performer, winning all of his matches in convincing fashion and leading the A’s to a 36-31 victory.

The grade 6 teams had a tougher time of it, but Jayden Bibby and Alex Walker showed great fighting spirit to clean up in their singles, winning 6-2 and 6-1 respectively. The Bs had an amazing finish, with tied scores of 38-all! Leonardo Cozzolino was the standout, with a great 6-2 singles win.

The grade 5As and Bs both enjoyed comprehensive wins against the Toowoomba Grammar School on Saturday. Each team won seven out of their eight matches, led by last week's School Championship winner, Charlie Cleland. The Bs in particular proved to be in dominating form, coasting to victory 44-11, with five of their wins being to love!