The Boys Tennis TAS Teams headed up to Caboolture on Saturday in what would ultimately prove to be a disappointing weekend of weather due to rain.
The Year 7, 8 and 9 teams turned up for their warmup at 7.30am and despite getting in some mini-tennis, weren’t able to get on the courts for their matches and therefore had to settle for a washed-out draw.
Just as the older teams were about to head home, the sun broke out momentarily creating a small window to possibly claim an unlikely win. In Year 10 and the Seconds, we were able to get all doubles completed with 6/0 victories however we weren’t able to get enough sets played to complete the results.
The Firsts were determined to keep their record of not having dropped a set all season. With the rain closing in the boys were pushing for speed to get their matches completed in time – with Doug Drummond and Aiden Andrews claiming the #1 doubles 6/1 and Curtis Luxton and Lamhke Ho won the #2 doubles 6/1. Doug then played a fellow Year 8 student at #1 and despite being pushed in some games was able to win 6/0 which paved the way for Curtis Luxton at #2 to bring home the day. Although being washed out before completing the match, the 3/1 score line when it started raining was enough to give the boys an unassailable lead and victory on the day.
Despite the disappointing day, five of the six teams remain undefeated for the season with all teams tracking to finish high on the ladder. We travel to CHAC this weekend to face an improving CHAC tennis program with wins at a premium following last weekend’s washouts.
All the boys were motivated to play their best, knowing that there is little difference between the top and bottom positions in the points table. Adam Naish fought hard in his opening game of the tournament narrowing missing out on a win to Ethan Strawbridge. The match went to tie break, with Ethan winning the tie break 7-4. Sam Paltridge continued his clean sweep this week not dropping a single match. Friendly rivals, Graeme McNair and Nolan Strawbridge were excited to play each other. Their game went to tie break and the suspense continued into the tie break. Nolan won 7-5, with great entertainment factor. Well done to Adam Naish who played four matches on the night only dropping one game. There is only one or two matches separating first and third position, so anything can happen!