Scots beat Joeys 9.5 to 2.5.
Scots 1sts Tennis Team backed up last week’s win against Grammar with another great win against Joey’s in what turned out to be an exciting encounter.
Rain was pouring down one hour before the start time, drenching the court. However, the teamwork of the boys and parents to get the courts ready for play showed the spirit of the tennis community at Scots.
In the doubles, Dominic Riordan and Kyle Boulden won their first set in a tight battle. They dropped serve early in the second set to force a super tie-breaker to decide the match. Dominic and Kyle’s focus and intensity was outstanding as they reeled off nine straight points, stealing every amount of time from the Joey’s team and poaching at every opportunity to seal the match 6-4, 2-6, 10-2.
Oscar Broecker and Dominic Cooper were locked at a set all and down 7-4 in the super tie-breaker, but Oscar and Dominic fought back to outplay their opponents with some great serving and returning, winning six points in a row to take the match 6-2, 3-6, 10-7.
Christian Della Cioppa and Nicholas Freeman continued their fine form from last week to win in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
The singles matches were close encounters with three of the six matches going the distance in three sets.
Christian Della Cioppa had a flying start, focused and intense in every point to win in straight sets 6-4 6-1. Nicholas Freeman played in his best match this season. With few unforced errors and some great shotmaking he dominated his match to win 6-1, 6-2. Dominic Cooper played a consistent opponent and he took the first set playing solid tennis. The error count went up as he dropped the second set. Dominic was down a break in the final set, but he showed grit and determination to break back and win the deciding final set 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
Kyle Boulden’s match was unfinished due to the rain delay at the start.
Dominic Riordan and Oscar Broecker produced some great matches in the singles in spite of the Joey’s opponents coming out on top. Dominic came back from a set down, winning the second set in a close tie breaker as he forced his opponent’s errors. He finished the day the day 4-6, 7-6, 2-6. In Oscar’s match he dictated the points with heavy strokes and strong patterns to move his opponent, but the error count caught up with him and he unfortunately went down 7-6, 2-6, 2-6.
The Firsts team prepared well and it showed. The boys focused when they needed to get the result.
Saturday demonstrated a great effort from all and we look forward to seeing them keep it going in the final three rounds.