South Coast PSSA Team Competes at Inverell
Thomas and William Hatcher-Nee travelled to Inverell last week to represent the south coast region in the state schools competition, playing singles and doubles matches against selected primary school tennis talents from across NSW.
Hosted by NSW Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA), the championship tournament involved 13 regions with teams of five boys and five girls totalling 130 kids, including two teams from the Catholic sector, the Combined Independent schools (CIS) along with 10 public school regions.
Thomas and William were ranked number 1 and 2 in the boys South Coast team and they combined well with their team mates. Despite finding themselves in the stronger part of the draw they performed well with the South Coast finishing 7th overall.
Their team coach Joel Irwin, a Milton school teacher, explained to the team that you learn more from losses than wins. This was the case, with the highlight being Thomas's narrow loss to an Australian top 10 player, going down 7-5 and William avenging a loss to North West where he went down 6-2 only to show grit in coming back in the play-offs to beat the same player 6-4.
Bakers Delight Saturday Morning Junior Competition
Another match ending in a draw last week demonstrates the intensity of the competition in this weekly team challenge.
The results were: Division 1 - Ogilvy 24 drew with Hatcher-Nee 24, Anderson 29 def Donald 19. Division 2 - Pinches 37 def Gillespie 27, Le 49 def Thelander 15.
Draws for May 25 are: Division 1 - Hatcher-Nee Vs Mathews, Donald vs Ogilvy, Bye Team - Anderson. Division 2 - Thelander Vs Upsall, Le Vs Gillespie, Bye Team - Pinches.
Thursday Night Ladies
We were lucky to enjoy another mild night of tennis last week before the winter chills return.
The match between Team Shalhoub and Team Blondinau came down to the wire with each side winning 3 sets, but Jan, Naomi and Sonya triumphed by 1 game.
Team Simon and team Donohue also fought it out to the end also winning 3 sets each but Jenny, Mary Lou and Susie had the edge by just 2 games.
Current pointscores are: Shalhoub 521/2, Simon 461/2, Donohue 42, Blondinau 33. Jan, Naomi and Sonya are on duty this week.
Harris Scarfe Monday Ladies Competition
Results from May 13 are: Div 1 - Cassidy defeated Crook 4 sets to 2, Stiller defeated Loves 4 sets to 2, Mennie defeated Rejc 5 sets to 1, 4-set winners were Pam Germyn, Kerri Cassidy and Di Farmilo. Div 2 - Clough defeated Rutherford 4 sets to 2, Donohue defeated Potts 4 sets to 2, Dunn defeated Pascoe by just 1 game.
Current pointscores are: Div 1 - Mennie 49, Stiller 46, Cassidy 41, Loves 39, Rejc 26, Crook 19. Div 2 - Hargreaves 48, Rutherford 46, Dunn 42, Pascoe 38, Potts 37, Donohue 34, Clough 19