Our senior boys doubles combination of George Stace and Matthew Forward won a thriller 4-2, 2-4 and then came back in the super tie-break to win 10-6 after being 5-2 down.
The Waikato Tennis Championships had a damp start to the day. However, with a large number competing from St Paul’s, we were determined to do well.
Our junior boys progressed at the start but were placed into the Plate after a few narrow losses. Finn Pryor won this game against Christiano Sarich in a Super Tie Break 2-4, 5-3 and then 10-7 in the tie break.
Fergus Williams did well to make the semi-finals of the intermediate boys, eventually going down 4-1, 4-1 to the number one seed. In the Intermediate Plate, Brad Foster was unlucky to have to retire due to injury in the semi-finals. Max Robinson did well to hold his nerve and win the Intermediate Plate final 5-3, 4-1.
The boys senior ladder saw Stark Sun and Nico Mitchell contest the Plate after losing earlier games. Stark won this final 4-1, 4-0.
Our girls doubles of Chloe Carr Patterson and Frankie Smith did very well to beat the two Dio teams to win the Senior Girls Doubles title.
Finally, our senior boys doubles combination of George Stace and Matthew Forward won a thriller 4-2, 2-4 and then came back in the super tie-break to win 10-6 after being 5-2 down at one stage.
Overall a great day for St Paul’s tennis. The athletes represented the school with pride throughout the day. Well done to those who placed, won plate finals or won titles and thank you to Mr Hardman for his support of our players at this competition.