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Summer Tournament girls tennis team 2019

Girls tennis team compete at Summer Tournament

St Paul's Collegiate School —

Being ranked last on the draw before playing had even begun, created a lot of nerves amongst the girls’ tennis team, consisting of, Lily Carr Paterson, Sophie Chisholm and Caitlin Fladgate.

Their first game on Monday, was against Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, who were ranked at number two. With tight set scores in both the singles and the doubles, the girls unfortunately came away with a loss. All three girls started off strong, ridding themselves of all nerves they had at the start of the day, putting them in a competitive mind-set for the up and coming games.

That afternoon, they had their second round of matches, this time against Waimea College. A big step up was shown by the girls, as Lily won her first singles match. However, with a close loss in the super tiebreaker in Caitlin’s singles, and in Sophie and Lily’s doubles, the girls lost another close match. The second day, brought more close games against King's College.

On day three, the semi-finals begun to determine play offs. With clean and easy wins for both singles matches, an overall win over Feilding High School was decided fast, giving the girls the opportunity to play off for 5th and 6th against Queen Margaret College. Friendly games were played on the finals day, with an unfortunate loss. The girls were pleased with their final placing of 6th overall.