The Somerset Tennis team of 12 students in Years 3 to 8, made their way to Sheldon College to compete in our annual Somerset versus Sheldon Tennis Event. Despite having some heavy early rain, play was able to go ahead, in what was the closest tie to date.

Green Ball students Inca Burdett, Ailin Zhao, Paxton Stewart and Abraham Saffuri competed with high-level tennis and yielded some great results. The girls played some of their best tennis, wiping their opponents off the court to win their tie five sets to nil. It was a great start for Somerset. 

The boys fought hard against some of the best green ballers in Brisbane, narrowly losing each set, eventually going down nil to 5. The conclusion of Green Ball saw both schools at a dead tie.

Our Orange Ball students Audrey Hilbert, Stacey Yang, Hudson Harley and Henry Pevy had similar results, resulting in another dead tie. The girls managed to come back from nil to 3 down to bring it back to 2 to 3. They were left with two very important sets to win back. The boys managed to scrap away a 3 to 2 win against their opponents with a great 6 to nil win in the doubles. Once again, the overall score was all tied up.

Orion Burdett, Timofey Korin, Sabastian Mainali and Ethan Stewart competed in what was the best tie of yellow ball we have seen at this event. Both teams were tied up at two sets a piece and it came down to the final singles matches. Orion and Sabastian fought incredibly hard in the final singles until rain halted play. Due to its persistence, play had to be cancelled, resulting in yet another draw.

At the end of the day, the coaches decided to call the day a draw. A result that both teams deserved.

On behalf of the Somerset Coaching Team, we would like to extend our thanks to Jake Alchin at Sheldon College for hosting this year’s event, and we are excited to see you next year here at Somerset. We would also like to thank the parents of our Somerset Students for making this event possible, and we look forward to bringing home the shield next year.

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