05 Sep 2020
Tennis Defeats GT 5-1

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Another strong performance by the First IV this weekend against an in-form GT line-up, wrapping up the match 5-1. The boys started strong in the singles, getting the first win on the board with a 6/0 6/2 domination by #3 player Max Ashley. Captain Jack McCarthy shortly followed suit with a 6/3 6/3 win at the number #1 position and within a couple of minutes Timmy Yeung Packer had wrapped up a 6/2 6/4 win at the #4 position. #2 player Alec Braund dropped the first set of his match 6/4 against a former NZ national champion, but once again found a way to battle back from the brink, winning the second and third sets 6/4 7/5. In a match that lasted a little over 3 hours, Alec showed great discipline and fitness, wearing his opponent down over the course of the match.

In the doubles, Jack McCarthy and Nic McKenzie played their first GPS match together and had no problem combining effectively, beating their opponents 6/0 6/3. Max Ashley and Alec Braund fought hard in their doubles, but a couple of passive points towards the business end of the sets resulted in a 7/6 6/4 defeat.

The boys host Ipswich Grammar next weekend in the last match of the season and are keen to finish as well as they started the season. Go TSS!

It was a sensational effort from the TSS 2nd IV coming out all guns blazing against Gregory Terrace. Kicking the day off with doubles, the #1 pair of Samuel Strid and Kosta Karanthanasopoulos dispatched their opponents 6/0, 6/3 in a confident display. The #2 pairing of Joseph Castor and Wyle Cullimore continued the strong start demolishing their opponents 6/2, 6/3. The singles started swimmingly with the #1 Samuel Strid and #2 Kosta Karanthanasopoulos, a debutant for the 2nd IV, with both sweeping their opponents off the court, winning very convincingly, 6/0, 6/0. At the #3 position, Joe Castor continued the winning ways blasting his opponent off the court with a 6/2 6/1 win. Whilst Wyle Cullimore showed pure grit to put up a great fight at the #4 position but fell agonizingly short at the final hurdle in search for the team clean sweep. The 2nd IV coming home victorious with a convincing 5-1 win.

11A’s had a tough fought loss on the weekend against BGS. The boys lost 25-38 but played competitively. Special mention to Saxon Gemeri for winning his singles 6-3. The Year 11s are looking forward to next week.

Year 10 were sharp this weekend against GT with the 10A’s setting the tone with a 41-29 victory. After splitting the doubles with GT, the 10A’s knew they had to perform in their singles games. Jack McDonald was the MVP with a clinical 6-2 victory against a very strong A1. Harry Spittle, Chaad Hewitt and Andrew Woo also won their singles to seal the deal for the team. The 10B’s were locked in a tug of war for hours but managed to grasp a 42-36 victory. Once again, the doubles was split between the sides meaning it would come down to singles. Buddy Holleymaintained his undefeated streak with a ruthless 6-0 victory. Taeyun Kim also recorded a convincing 6-2 win. Tom Ramsay was on court for at least an hour and eventually outlasted his opponent, winning 7-6 to finalise a close victory for the 10Bs. 10Cs had a close fixture with BGS. Whilst the team lost 22-31, they did not go down without a fight. A strong 6-3 singles win from Casey Amos was the highlight of the day. The boys have been building all season and are looking forward to showcasing these skills next weekend.

The Year 9’s came out firing in their doubles across all teams. The 9A’s got off to the perfect start by trouncing GT in all their doubles. Kenan Litte and Yathish Soni were ruthless only dropping 4 games across their doubles. Kenanwas the MVP for the day after sealing the victory for the A’s 43-31 with a 6-3 singles win at the number 1 position. The 9B’s were also in fine form racing out to an early lead after Harry Goffman and Jack Banyard snipped the GT doubles combinations 6-0 and 6-4. Harry Goffman, Jack Banyard and Max Dewhurst all carried their form into singles with 6-1, 6-0 and 6-3 singles victories respectively, which rounded off a convincing 45-21 victory.

The 8As had an unusual start to their day, with the number 2 pair defeating the number 1 pair in both of the reverse doubles matches, followed by each team taking a 6-3 win in the second doubles. This resulted in the scores being a tie with the four singles matches left to play. This gave the the TSS boys the belief they needed though, and with some motivational talks from Thomas Xu, the boys set out to earn victory. Ethan Ong got the momentum going early, sealing an invaluable 6-2 win in the number 1 position to nudge TSS ahead by 4. Then Michael Keet played an excellent match to achieve his own win 7-5 against a very tough opponent in the second slot. Finally, with TSS in front by 6 games, Jack Parkinson put the final nail in the G.T coffin, with an epic 7-6 (12-10) win, after saving match points against him. Congratulations 8As on a very gutsy 43-39 win. The 8Bs sadly didn't have a full team of opposition to test their mettle against. Therefore, TSS players rotated in and out to give everyone a game against both some Terrace players and some fellow TSS players. While Cruz Ferris-Nathan and Rohan Pampling battled out an internal singles match after just going down in the opening doubles, Josh Bredhauerproved too strong for his own teammate in singles, and then with partner Charlie Nolan in doubles, taking a 6-2 win in the second match against GT. Charlie would then go on to win his singles 6-3 as Jason Pels stepped up to try singles in the number 1 slot. Special thanks to Josh and Rohan for accepting a friendly challenge match from our 5Bs.

The 7As had a great day of tennis with exceptional performances by Harry Furnell and Christos Kyriakou in their doubles managing to get a total of 8 games in both their doubles matches combined. The 7Bs fought hard throughout the day giving it their all, with some outstanding tennis being played. Julian Hailey had a standout performance with a spectacular 6-0 win in his singles. 7C's day started off positively with everyone arriving on time and with the right attitude to play. This attitude reflected in the opening rounds of their respective reserve doubles matches where the level of tennis was high. The first and last win of the day came from a great performance from Alex Peereboom who ended up taking the match 6-4. Zane Connors and Ellis Gemeri had a long battle against their number 1 pair, sadly going down 7-5 at the end. Overall, enjoyable tennis was played and the boys should hold their heads high.

The 6A fixture was kicked off with 2 cracker reverse doubles matches. Both matches were defined by a couple a crucial points where sadly both doubles pairings narrowly lost. A special mention needs to be made to Luke Neophytou and Isaiah Leo for their strong communication skills. Ryan Zhang and Samuel Barnes recorded the teams first win of the day winning their doubles match 6-4. A big congratulations needs to be made to Samuel Barnes and Ryan Zhang who were both part of the matches of the day. Both their matches were extremely close, where they both got broken at the death and sadly lost 7-5. Overall this was a competitive and entertaining fixture. Well done. In the 6B's TSS came out ready to battle. In the opening doubles matches, GT took the lead via solid doubles play. The teams then swapped opponents and Benjamin Nichol and Germaine Palmer-Peacock fought hard for a 6-3 victory. It wasn't enough though as GT were able to secure the overall win. The 6C's had their work cut out for them against GT. Both teams were evenly matched in a number of sets but the pivotal points fell GT's way on the day.

After their brilliant triumphs over B.G.S and B.B.C in the previous two weeks, the grade 5 teams were very confident going into their games on Saturday against Gregory Terrace. Lennox Boles and Jason Edlinger got the day started in typical fashion for the 5As, with a comfortable 6-0 stomping in the reverse doubles. Terrace were not to be underestimated though, and their number one doubles pair pulled off their own impressive win on the other court, over a a slow-starting Tom Edlinger and Lachlan Cleverly. Heading straight into the next doubles, TSS started to assert their dominance, taking both matches convincingly to head into the singles matches with a healthy lead. From there, Lennox, Tom and Lachlan all fielded comprehensive 6-0 wins in there singles to seal the deal. The 5Bs unfortunately had to play against grade 6 players, as Terrace were lacking players to field a proper B team. Playing against older opposition was not intimidating for Luke Zhang and Rio Frenklah, however, as they fought a tough opening doubles match right to the wire, before later challenging two of the grade 8 TSS players to a friendly doubles match. Buster Douglas stood out in his singles, with an excellent 6-0 win.