After six weeks of training, the Rosebowl Tennis team eagerly awaited our first game against Sancta. Our first four, fresher Zoe Barton, Talor Hamilton, fresher Amy Preston and myself, Alex Raine, played doubles and singles, and won all matches, wrapping up the victory 4 sets to love.
Our next game was against Wesley, a very good team who we knew would be tough. We had some cracker games in the doubles, pulling through a win for both pairs. The singles proved trickier, with Talor, Zoe and I pulling through with wins against tough opponents.
We knew our toughest competition was Women’s, whom we faced next. Zoe and Amy comfortably winning their doubles, and Talor and I winning in the super tie-break. We won all singles which put us in a great position to win the Cup.
Our final match was against John’s; we knew they had a good team. Zoe and Amy unfortunately lost their doubles in the super tie-break in a nail-biting match, and Talor and I put the John’s girls away 6-3, 6-1. Amy, Talor and I all played well in our singles to get us to the four required matches…we had won!
Congratulations to the girls and all their hard work this semester: Alix Leighton, Olivia van Veen, Ella Burgess and Bianca Martinolli. A special mention must go to Coach Stuart Hutton, who endured many early mornings to get us the win. Big thanks to Talor Hamilton, who played her last Rosebowl Tennis match this year, winning the cup twice for Drew’s.
- Alex Raine (fr 2016)