Match report: South Regional Team Tennis Play-offs, 25.09.2019

By Graeme Coulter, Head of Tennis

On Wednesday, Harry Hornsby, Paddy Arrowsmith, Tobias Bonham Carter and Milo Whittle travelled to the White Horse tennis centre in Abingdon to represent Hampshire at the South Regional Team Tennis Play-offs.

The boys started well, winning three of their four singles to take a 3-1 lead against Farringdon. A very professional performance in the doubles from Harry and Paddy followed to complete the victory and confirm our place in the final.

The final saw us come up against a very good Bradfield side, who won the first singles to take the lead. However Bedales hit back with a huge win from Milo, not giving up on a single ball and securing his biggest singles win to date. Paddy recomposed himself from a mid set wobble to emphatically dispatched Bradfields number two seed and give Bedales the lead. Tobias put in a monumental effort, however couldn’t quite convert his match point, and Bradfield drew level heading into the doubles. Bradfield took the first doubles. Harry and Paddy fell just short, losing a match point to level the match and eventually lost the definitive doubles to make it 4-2 Bradfield.

The boys were outstanding from start to finish and could not have applied themselves better. They were an exceptional representation of the school and should be very proud of what they achieved in the last year of tennis.

Tennis update: 24-29 June 2019

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By Graeme Coulter, Head of Tennis

A very busy week for tennis last week. U15 girls drew 3-3 with Portsmouth Grammar School (PGS), while the U15 boys won 8-1, also against PGS. U15 girls lost 4-2 in an excellent match against St Swithuns in the Hampshire semi-final. The match went down to the wire and unfortunately we fell just short in the tie break. Huge congratulations to Romilly White, Eliza Mcfarlane, Alisia Leach and Sasha Arney, who played some brilliant tennis throughout the year to get to the semi-finals.

Our annual school tennis finals (pictured) took place on Parents’ Day in the scorching heat. A massive congratulations to all those involved for persevering through the heat and producing some wonderful tennis.

Senior Boys Singles: Oscar Golblatt beat Lev Borisovets

Senior Girls Singles: Illy Verdon-Roe beat Romilly White

Junior Boys Singles: Paddy Arrowsmith beat Hari Walton

Junior Girls Singles: Romilly White beat Sasha Arney

Team Tennis Event: Oscar Goldblatt, Eliza Goodfellow, Tobias Bonham Carter, Lally Argengo Jones beat Lev Borisovets, Hannah Mazas, Harry Hornsby, Eliza Mcfarlane

Girls Doubles: Meadow Ridley and Lola Pilkington beat Romilly White and Eliza Mcfarlane

Boys Doubles: Final not played. Lev Borisovets and Hari Walton win by default

Mixed Doubles: Lev Borisovets and Romilly White beat Oscar Goldblatt and Thea Levine

Mentor-Mentee Doubles: Lev Borisovets and Paddy Arrowsmith beat Oscar Goldblatt and Harry Hornsby