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Week 7 - Saturday 17 March
Division 1 defeated Seymour College 4 sets 33 games 2 sets 21 games
Our last match on the present surface at the PGS tennis complex before the new surface is laid, saw a well deserved win with some clever tactical tennis.
Co- Captain of girls tennis Matilda Blight showed steady consistent singles with a 6-3 win and Isabelle Munir gave her opponent a tennis lesson with a 6-0 win. Well played all girls.
Best players Matilda Blight,Mia Hillock and Isabelle Munir
Libby Sims Head of Tennis coach Division 1
Division 2 White were defeated by Seymour, 1 set 8 games to 5 sets 31 games
Division 2 White had a few minor team changes this week however that didn’t stop them from bringing their A game. Up against a very strong team, it was wonderful to see the team remain confident and positive about their results. The on court encouragement between Lucy Johnson and Hayley Greig and communication between Rebecca Monck and Alana Shahin resulting in some great teamwork and winning shots. Alana’s consistent serving and smart game play from Rebecca resulting in two close matches. Overall, the team played some impressive games of tennis.
Best Players: Rebecca Monck, Lucy Johnson, Alana Shahin and Hayley Greig. .
Charlotte Sexton – Division 2 Navy & White Coach
Division 2 Navy defeated Seymour, 4 sets 31 games to 3 sets 23 games
It was a pleasing morning for the Navy team, with strong matches across the board. It was evident each player was utilising footwork drills practiced at training which was great to see and resulted in some amazing returns. Delys Russell and Nora Markov both played incredible singles matches, with strong serves, smart returns and fast quick footwork. It was also great to see the on court confidence from Chloe Peng, taking risks with her shots and returning some brilliant winners.
Best Players: Delys Russell, Nora Markov, Chloe Peng and Rebecca Mintern.
Charlotte Sexton – Division 2 Navy & White Coach
Division 3 Girls (Navy) were defeated by Seymour 2, 3 sets 20 games to 3 sets 26 games.
Pulteney Navy tennis team had fought hard against Seymour 2 girls tennis team. Even though the girls were defeated by 6 games, they worked incredibly hard in their singles and doubles. Each game was long and sometimes resulted in multiple deuces. It was also excellent to see the girls utilise the drills and techniques learned through training the past week. The outstanding footwork and ball placement from Zoe Roberts resulting in her win of 6 -1. Charlotte Martin had brought her A-game Saturday morning with excellent footwork and ball placement which resulted in her win of 6 – 2. However, a valuable contribution from Charlotte Mosely and Eleanor Champion did not go unnoticed. Excellent game this week girls!
Best Players: Zoe Roberts and Charlotte Martin.
Division 3 Girls (White) were defeated by Seymour 1, 3 sets 26 games to 3 sets and 28 games
The Pulteney White tennis team had fought extremely hard Saturday morning against Seymour 1. Even though the girls were defeated by 2 games, they worked incredibly hard in their singles and doubles. Each game was long and sometimes resulted in multiple deuces. It was also excellent to see the girls utilise the drills and techniques learnt through training the past week. The outstanding serving and ball placement from Eli Papas resulting in her win of 6 -4. The great serving and footwork from Jessica Sallis resulting in her win 6 -1. However, a valuable contribution from Victoria Osborne and Alexandra Osborne did not go unnoticed. Excellent game this week girls!
Best Players: Eli Papas and Jessica Sallis
Division 4 Girls Tennis defeated Seymour 4 sets 28 games to 2 sets 21 games.
The early morning heat on Saturday didn’t deter the Division 4 Girls from bringing their A game and grabbing their first win of the season. All of the matches were played with determination and a new boost of confidence that has definitely grown greatly throughout the season. Both Olivia Veronese and Zoë Smith delivered incredibly powerful shots, acing their serves and communicating brilliantly as a doubles team to carry out a 6-1 win. Ingrid Coram again impressed spectators and the opposition as well as her own team mates with her quick footwork and good sportsmanship. Finally, the sheer determination and perseverance displayed by Charlotte Lyford in her singles match was incredibly admirable as she pushed through an intense tie break under a hot sun and finally won 6-5. All in all, this week was the best tennis I have seen from my girls and I am so proud of them. We will go into our next match with our heads held high and full of excitement.
Olivia Cirocco - Division 4 Girls Tennis Coach
Week 8 - Monday 20 March
Premier B Reserve defeated Walford ,4 sets 30 games 2 sets 25 games
Quite a change for the girls with the match being played on superb real grass tennis courts at Reade Park tennis club as our tennis complex is being renovated. Tropical downpour, thunder and lightning all disappeared for what was our first ever win against Walford in the 7 years that I have been at PGS in Premier B league.
All four girls had never played on the very different surface of real grass but all used the tactics we had tried at training to score such a proud win for us.
Shona Heath played yet again her ice woman game of perfect concentration to score a 6-1 singles. Co Captain Alexia Daminato found accuracy at the perfect moments to come out with a 6-4 win and Simone Chiera demonstrated her determination to try for every ball on a fast court to score a win 6-3.
Well done girls such a wonderful win for the team.
Best players Alexia Daminato, Shona Heath, Simone Chiera
Libby Sims Head of Tennis coach of Premier B reserve team