Tennis at the Selborne - Clarendon Tournament - St Andrew's College

Tennis at the Selborne – Clarendon Tournament

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Tennis at the Selborne – Clarendon Tournament

Six St Andrew’s College tennis players and their DSG doubles partners travelled to East London weekend to participate in the Selborne – Clarendon Tennis Tournament. With an early start to the morning, the team soon had to face Stirling High School on the courts. Stirling proved to be better prepared during the singles matches, but Cameron Bennett and Liam Painter fought their way to victory. The increasing heat and wind could not dampen the team’s spirits, and they played excellent tennis during the mixed doubles matches, resulting in a narrow win against Stirling by one point, 19 – 18.

The team won all their games against Grens High School and then faced a challenging fixture against Pearson High School that extended late into the evening. Despite this, our players exhibited tenacity and inspiring sportsmanship. Unfortunately, the final score was 10 – 28 in favour of a strong Pearson side. Placing third in their pool, the team relied on a debrief and reflection session, a dip in the pool, pizza, and ice cream to assist them in resetting into an optimistic mindset required for the next day. This strategy proved effective as they dominated on the courts against Merrifield College, securing a 30 – 6 victory. Here, Qhawe Mbetshu and Matthew Ladds displayed skilful tennis matches.

The final fixture of the tournament was against Nico Malan High School, where Lou Coetzee and Greg White played exciting matches that had spectators on the edge of their seats. The team won 23 – 8, placing them 5th overall in the tournament. Congratulations to the St Andrew’s College and DSG tennis players on a memorable tour and for representing our schools with humility, spirit, and etiquette at this prestigious event.