NSW Public Schools Tennis Teams Knockout
Brothers Tom and Will Hatcher-Nee, Emily Upsall and Tiahna Pinches make up the Milton School tennis team who are the South Coast’s best and proved that they are in the top 4 in NSW when they played the Riverina’s best team at Ulladulla on Friday, August 3, in Ulladulla.
Winning the state quarter-finals they now travel to Sydney to face the other 3 teams and fight to bring the PSSA Victor J Kelly Trophy back to Milton. Fresh after a great training session the previous night, the Milton team were pumped and well prepared for their decisive victory, winning 7 sets (43 games) to 1 set (14 games).
Team manager, Milton Assistant Principal Melissa Blondinau said “It was wonderful to see both the Milton and the Lake Albert children display outstanding sportsmanship and encouragement towards each other.”
“Country kids are amazing and a huge thank you to all the parents, grandparents, Kev and the Milton Ulladulla District Tennis Association for supporting our team,” she said.
Milton now goes on to play the State Semi-Finals and the Finals at Homebush on Monday, August 27. Good luck Milton!
Ulladulla Tennis Centre Buzzing With Junior Tournaments Next Week
The NSW Combined High Schools Association tennis teams’ state finals will be held at the Ulladulla courts next week. Ulladulla was the preferred location because both the girls and boys teams from Ulladulla High will be competing, having won their regional events. The girls will contest the Floris Conway Cup on August 14-15 and the boys will play for the Stan Jones Trophy on August 15-16.
On Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19, the Southeast Region’s Champion of Champions event will be held.
Eight courts will be needed from 8am–4pm each day and any helpers for the canteen would be warmly welcomed.
Bakers Delight Saturday Morning Juniors Comp
Points accumulated up to July 30 were:
Div 1: Team Donald: Sean, Emily, Reece - 135 pts, Team Lewis: Isaiah, Ewan, Tom - 98 pts, Team Rejc: Jack R, Candice, Jack G - 98 pts, Team Armstrong: Patrick, Andrew, Rowan - 84 pts, Team Mathews: Tyrone, Gabe, David - 65 pts
Div 2: Team Pepperell: Marcus, Taj, Ashton - 152 pts, Team Mathews: Keitara, Adrian, Lulu - 97 pts, Team Capogreco: AJ, Harry, Christian - 93 pts, Team Gillespie: Poppy, Lucas, Charlie - 83 pts, Team Powell: Byron, Anto, Seth - 55 pts
Harris Scarfe Monday Ladies Winter comp.
Results from Monday, July 30 were:
DIVISION 1 - Team Loves defeated Team Perrin 5 sets to 1 with Hilary Neal for team Loves winning her 4 sets.
Team Mennie defeated Team Stiller 5 sets to 1 with Rhonda Nisbet for team Mennie winning her 4 sets.
DIVISION 2 - Team Donohue (Sue Mansell for Cindy McKenzie) defeated Team Bennett 4 sets to 2 with Jill Gumley for Team Donohue winning her 4 sets.
Team Potts played Team Wright (Karen Bailie replaced Beryl Wright) with both teams winning 3 sets, however in a very tight finish Team Potts won 29 games to 28.
Team Clough defeated Team Dunn. Both teams won 3 sets with Team Clough winning 29 games to 24.
Thursday Night Ladies Comp.
Last week Team Blondinau defeated team Simon 4 sets to 2 due to one member of team Simon being unable to play or arrange a replacement and those 3 sets were forfeited. Although there are several reserves for the Thursday night comp it is advisable to start ringing around as soon as you know you can’t play to ensure you find someone suitable in time.
In the other match although Team Donohue and Team Hanaford won 27 games each, Jenny’s team won 4 sets to 2.