01 Aug 2020
Tennis Dominates Churchie

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The TSS Tennis First IV started their 2020 campaign with a dominant performance, dispatching the Churchie First IV 7-1. Led by captain Jack McCarthy, the team won all matches in straight sets, with the exception of the reverse doubles, where our #2 pairing of Alec Braund and Max Ashley won the first set of their match but lost a couple of tie-breakers in sets 2 & 3 to go down 1/6 7/6 7/6. Jack McCarthy and Timmy Yeung Packer were a force to be reckoned with in both doubles matches, winning 6/1 6/2 in the reverse doubles, followed by 6/2 6/2 against the Churchie #1 pairing.

In the singles it all went TSS’s way, with #2 player Alec Braund completing his singles match in the quickest time, beating his opponent 6/4 6/0. Next to finish was #3 player Max Ashley who dispatched his opponent 6/1 6/3. Captain Jack McCarthy was next to finish, continuing his undefeated streak with his last singles loss coming in June 2017. Jack beat the Churchie #1 6/1 6/1. Last but not least was #4 player Timmy Yeung Packer. Timmy has made big gains over the last year and today it showed as he put in a strong but measured performance, claiming a 6/2 6/2 win.

Nic McKenzie made his debut for the First IV team in the final doubles match, partnering Alec Braund against the Churchie #2 pair. The nerves didn’t show as he and Alec put in a very strong performance, sealing a 6/4 6/0 victory.

The boys look forward to battling Brisbane State High next week at home. Go TSS!


TSS 2nd and 3rd IV did a great job taking care of business today. Nic McKenzie and Sam Strid were undefeated in the 2nds and the team won overall 4-2. Saxon Gemeri fought hard and won his singles match in straight sets. In th 3rd IV Joe Castor was undefeated leading his team to a 41-20 win. Overall both 2nd’s and 3rd’s were really convincing on court and very responsible off court.

Grade 10

The 10C’s had a challenging day of tennis with Lachlan Hardy pulling through with the only win for the day in his singles match.

Grade 9

The 9A’s had a great day at tennis today with spectacular performances by Kosta Karathanasopolous and Kenan Little both winning their doubles 6-0 and 7-6 respectively against the 11A's from BBC. The 9B’s won by a huge margin of 43-29, leaving the BBC opponents devastated. The 9C’s saw some tremendous doubles performances as well as an outstanding singles performance by Damian Blackmore. The 9D’s played a tough round against BBC. The boys lost against a difficult opponent but played consistently. The 9D’s are looking forward to making adjustments in training and improving for next week.

Grade 8

Year 8 were finally able to get their season underway against an evenly matched Churchie side. The 8A’s battled hard in their doubles but a few sudden death deuces meant they went into singles trailing. Jack Parkinson was clinical in his singles match winning 6-3. Ethan Ong also had a fantastic win at the number 1 position, however it wasn’t enough to get the A’s over the line. The 8B’s got off to a tough start after only winning one doubles. However, an inspired Josh Bredheur lead the way with a thrilling 7-6 singles victory at the number 1 position. Charlie, Kalani and Rohan all put up great efforts but came up agonisingly short overall for the B’s.

Grade 7

A sunny day of tennis kicked off the season for the year 7 battalion. Expecting a a strong performance out of our burgeoning talents, a cracker was the outcome. Against the indubitably stronger Churchie side a valiant effort saw players integrity 7c’s going to plenary lengths to play matches. In a forfeited match. Christos Kyrakou produced exceptional strokes - art that invokes a grim futility. Alex Peereboom displayed a keen sense of enthusiasm that propped up spirits. In the A’s and B’s, the outlook was a little less bleak. Clinical efficiency saw Olly Harris and Nick Hill triumphant in their singles matches. With great prowess, their efforts provided broad entertainment to spice up proceedings. Moreover on the way to producing what some would say was our ‘only’ win in the A’s for the day, Harry Furnell showed off some brutally sophisticated tennis ability bringing home a win - testament to the adage that diamonds are formed under pressure. Following the trajectory of these first matches - I am sure that NASA or JPL will soon be befuddled by a new astronomical object - a bus of year 7’s shooting for the stars!

Grade 6

The grade 6 A's and B's finally got their season underway with wins for both teams over Churchie on Saturday. The 6As had an excellent win, after entering the singles with two doubles matches going each way. Isaiah Luke did an outstanding job to fight it out with a very strong opponent to steal the win in a tie-break, while Sam Barnes had an equally tough challenge, narrowly going down 7-5. Then it was Ryan Zhang and Luke Neophytou who brought it home strong with 6-0 and 6-3 wins respectively. The B's had an even closer affair, with the scores being tied at 27 games-all going into the final two singles matches. Again, there was a 6-0 win that sealed the deal for TSS, courtesy of Ben Nichol, who had an undefeated day. Germaine Palmer-Peacock fought a courageous battle in the number one slot, just going down 7-5. The 6C’s had a great day winning 7 out of the 8 matches. Max Chew played extremely well winning his singles 6-1 and Max Kemp clinched a late 7-5 win. The 6C’s are looking very strong going into the next round.

Grade 5

The 5 B's and C's had a great scrap, as players jostled for position in the two teams. Buster Douglas and Lachlan Supple had a particularly great struggle in their singles match, with Buster finally claiming the win 7-5. Well done to Rio Frenklah, who was the only player to go undefeated.