25 May 2019
Tennis Battles BGS

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TSS Tennis First IV suffered their first loss in almost a year this weekend, going down to a very strong BGS squad 5 matches to 3. The depth of squad was the main difference in the match today with their #3 and #4 singles players dispatching Matias McDonald 6/0 7/5 and Timmy Yeung Packer 6/1 6/2. Captain Ryan Selvey came out strong in his singles, winning the first set 6/3, but the recent lack of on court hours got the better of Ryan in the next 2 sets, going down 6/2 6/3. Jack McCarthy was the stand alone singles winner for TSS at the #1 position, winning a very physical match 7/5 7/6.

In the doubles, Jack McCarthy and Timmy Yeung Packer edged us closer to BGS with a 6/4 4/6 10/8 win against the BGS #2 pairing, but the match was sealed for BGS when Ryan Selvey and Matias McDonald went down to the BGS #1 pair 6/1 6/4. The last 2 doubles matches of the day (dead rubbers) made little difference to the 2 match lead accumulated by BGS, with Timmy and Jack going down to the BGS #1 pair 6/4 6/0, while Ryan and Matias fought back from a set and a break down to win their match 6/4 4/6 10/7 against the BGS #2 pair.

TSS takes on BBC in another top of the table clash next weekend at home. This is a premiership deciding round and we look forward to your support on the day!

A massive day for our 11's on Saturday playing against a tough Brisbane Grammar. Every player showed how competitive they've bcome, pushing through and playing some great tennis. Brandon Rerrie stepped up and showing great leadership. Tom Schwekolt and Sam Robinson showed amazing teamwork in doubles, narrowly going down 5-7.

The year 10’s this weekend faced a tough BGS lineup. Nicolas McKenzie and Charlie White from the 10A’s battled hard in their doubles matches, but unfortunately they could not get across the line. Thomas Barua from the 10B’s managed to get a 6-4 win in his singles and only just lost his doubles with Oliver Wilkinson 4-6. Special mention must go to Louis Chabert and Thomas Gossett from the 10C’s, who won their singles 6-2 and 6-4, respectively. Finally, Judd Ransby and Will Abbott from the 10D’s, played a fantastic doubles match, eventually winning 6-4. Judd and Will also received praise from BGS parents for their fair play and sportsmanship.

Our grade 9's were ready to compete against BGS today. A masterclass from Jack McDonald laid the blueprint for quality play for our team. In the B’s, Chaad Hewitt's attack today was magnificent and he held his own against tough competition. In the C’s, our boys fought hard throughout the morning. The D’s competed hard, narrowly going down in some high quality matches.

The TSS year 8's came prepared against a very skillful BGS side as the year 8A and Bs suffered narrow loses. TSS also showed a lot of fight against the tougher opposition, with Harry Goffman fighting back a 3-5 deficit to come back and win 7-5. Yathish Soni had an outstanding performance also, winning both his singles and a doubles convincingly. The boys in 8C most definitely played some of best tennis of the day, with Ethan and Cormack being the standout duo, managing to grab a win for the team. Cormack and Max narrowly fell short in their respective singles matches. Overall, a great effort from 8C despite going down 23-45. Damian and Ben (no. 1 pair) were shocked by the no. 2 pair of BGS but managed to regroup and pull off an impressive win over BSG’s no.1 pair. Ben must be congratulated for keeping his head up and having a good attitude throughout the day. Overall TSS went down to a better side on the day by 15-48. Further congratulations to the whole team for sweeping the courts and picking up everything without being asked to. Overall TSS displayed a high quality level of tennis throughout the day and played with excellent sportsmanship.

Sean and Fletch kick started the 7C’s matches against BGS. With some great forehands by Sean and net play from Fletch, truly setting the level for the rest of the fixture. Next was Harry and Charlie who had a tough start against BGS’s number one pair. First round of doubles went the way of BGS (12-4) with the scores not reflecting the quality of the matches. The second round of doubles also going in the way of BGS (12-4). Finally the singles commenced. A noticeable performance coming from Sean, who hit some jaw dropping forehands and had a never give up attitude. BGS ended up taking the tie (48-12). TSS played tough opposition in the likes of BGS. Noticeable performances came from Strath and Mac who played a great hitting, nail bitter of a match where the rallies were entertaining but sadly lost at the death, going down 7-5. Another noticeable performance coming from Mac, whom only started playing at the beginning of this year, despite of this he made his opponent work for every point and was fun to watch. The Tie concluded in favour of BGS (49 games vs 6 games).

This week was the biggest challenge yet, but the grade 5 & 6 boys took it on with great courage as they faced an intimidating B.G.S. lineup. Jayden Bibby was exceptional in his 6A singles, turning around a 0-2 start to win six consecutive games and sealing it 6-2. Ben Nichol showed his grit as he wore his opponent down and battled his way to a very well-earned 6-4 win in the 5As. The 5Bs once again showed they are a strong unit, with multiple very close matches and some great doubles wins. The 5D’s were lead by new recruit, Oscar Strahle, who won his singles 6-2. However, it wasn’t quite enough as the boys lost a close encounter. The boys have shown an outstanding attitude throughout the season and have done themselves proud.

Go TSS Tennis!