Tennis - Girls
Welcome to the Tennis (Girls) reports page of the School website, match reports and/ or scores will be posted here as soon as possible as they are received.
Week 9 - Saturday 1 April
Pulteney Div 1 Girls defeated Wilderness 6 sets 36 games, to 0 sets 9 games.
The cold showers that greeted the Division 1 Girls on Saturday morning did not deter them from making their last match of the season a wonderful success. Winning in straight sets, it was clear how well the girls worked together as a team and how well their skills have developed over the season. Georgia White displayed brilliant and powerful groundstrokes that won her the match 6-0. Mia Hillock’s brilliant serves and determination also resulted in a beautiful win, and the teamwork between her and Anya Ecimovic was wonderful to watch in their doubles match. Similarly, Georgia White and Isabelle Munir made an amazing duo, maintaining a high level of energy and positivity throughout their doubles match. Isabelle Munir made her opposition run for the ball in her singles match, delivering some perfect drop balls past the net. Every girl showed great determination and a beautiful enjoyment for the game. The positivity that they brought to the court combined with their amazing skills meant it was a brilliant win for the Division 1 team, and a great end to the season.
Olivia Cirocco, Girls Tennis Coach
Division 2 White were defeated by Scotch College, 2 sets 26 games to 4 sets 26 games.
Although the weather was very wet and cold, the White team went on court ready to play their A game. Unfortunately both pairs were outplayed in their doubles, however both teams showed great team work and kept giving their all until the match points. All the girls came on ready to fight harder in singles, resulting in some wonderful wins for both Lucy Johnson and Rebecca Monck. Great footwork from Alana Shahin and smart ball placement with the wet weather resulting in a very close match and the outstanding serving from Lucy Johnson proving she is a fierce competitor. Strong volleys from all areas of the court and quick decision-making set up another close match for Hayley Greig. The girls had a wonderful morning of tennis, with one of their closest games of the season. Each and every girl played such strong matches ending the season on a high.
Best Players: Lucy Johnson, Rebecca Monck, Alana Shahin and Hayley Greig.
Division 2 Navy were defeated by Scotch College, 7 games to 6 sets 36 games.
Although it didn’t show on the final scoreboard, the Navy team played some outstanding games of tennis with almost every game reaching deuce. It was impressive to see all of the girls constantly working on their footwork, talking to each other on court and going after every loose ball. The teamwork between Delys and Nora resulted in some great returns and speedy recoveries, as well as the on court support from Rebecca and Lilly. With consistent serving Rebecca was able to win some very quick points as was Lilly with her quick returns. The effort from Delys was admirable, giving her all to every single point and resulting in some very long rallies.
Special thank you to Lilly Flannagan for playing up this week, it was greatly appreciated and you played extremely well.
Best Players: Delys Russell, Lilly Flannagan, Nora Markov and Rebecca Mintern.
Charlotte Sexton – Division 2 Navy & White Coach
Division 3 Navy defeated Scotch, 5 sets 30 games to 1 set 18 games.
A chilly morning did not deter the Pulteney Division 3 Navy girls tennis team, who fought hard against Scotch. With good wins from Zoe Roberts and Eleanor Champion, it was excellent to see the girls come to tennis motivated and determined. It was also great to see the girls applying the skills and techniques they have been learning in training. Overall the Navy team showed a remarkable effort throughout the season. Looking forward to continuing on in Term 4.
Best Players: Zoe Roberts and Eleanor Champion
Division 3 White defeated Scotch, 4 sets 27 games to 3 sets 21 games.
A chilly morning did not deter the Pulteney Division 3 White girls tennis team, who fought hard against Scotch. With good wins from Jessica Sallis and Eli Papas. It was excellent to see the girls come to tennis motivated and determined. It was also great to see the girls applying the skills and techniques they have been learning in training. Overall the White team showed a remarkable effort throughout the season. Looking forward to continuing on in Term 4.
Best Players: Jessica Sallis and Eli Papas
Alexandra Jocic – Division 3 Navy and White Coach
Division 4 Girls Tennis defeated Wilderness 3 sets 29 games, to 3 sets 24 games.
On the chilly Saturday morning of their last match of the season, the Division 4 Girls stepped out on to their home court with confidence and determination. Despite the rain and cool winds, the girls pushed through and delivered an amazing last match. In her singles game, Ingrid Coram showed beautiful sportsmanship as usual, as well as an excellent ready position and some excellent tactical volley shots. When faced with a tricky opposition, Olivia Veronese stepped up to the challenge, bringing her match to a nail biting tie breaker where she delivered some beautiful shots. Zoe Smith and Charlotte Lyford’s double match showed their wonderful team work and Zoe Smith delivered some brutal killer shots and point winners. Both girls also won their singles matches, showing incredible resilience and a massive improvement across all aspects of their game play.
I am so proud of the Division 4 girls, they have all grown and strengthened their tennis skills over the course of the season, and I look forward to next season.
Olivia Cirocco, Division 4 Girls Tennis Coach
Wednesday 22 March
Premier B Reserve defeated Scotch 5 sets 34 games to 1 set 15 games
What was all geared up mentally and physically to be the Intercol girls tennis match turned out to be an IGGSA match instead. The girls were so professional with their attitude and all played clever tactical tennis at Kensington Gardens Lawn tennis club with superb quality of Wimbledon like grass tennis courts. Shona Heath continued her undefeated run in singles with flawless tennis and nerves of steel. Alexia Daminato and Simone Chiera both had wins in their singles after using the footwork drills and tactics suitable for a fast grass tennis court. Great effort girls.
Best Players Alexia Daminato, Matilda Blight, Simone Chiera and Shona Heath
Libby Sims Head of Tennis coach of Premier B reserve team