i took 4 pairs of U13 girls and 1 pair of U11 girls to Oakham to play tennis. It was very early in the term and I don’t think many of the girls had picked up a tennis racket since last summer! Having said that, in usual Stoneygate style, the girls gave 100% and battled hard throughout. Each pair played a set (1st to 6 games) against 3 other pairs.
The results were as follows:
1st Pair: Molly J & Pippa N – L2-6, L4-6, L1-6
2nd Pair: Eloise M & Freya A – L2-6, L4-6, L2-6
3rd Pair: Bea R & Milly B – W6-2, W6-2, W6-3
4th Pair: Eleanor B & Gina T – W6-2, W6-1, W6-4
5th Pair: Milly P & Joanna W – W6-2, W6-3, L5-6
Making her debut for the tennis team was Joanna (year 5) who partnered Milly P (year 6). These girls were up against year 7 pairs and they played extremely well winning 2 out of their 3 matches, only losing their final match having had 3 match points! Bea, Milly B, Eleanor and Gina must also be congratulated for winning all of their matches quite convincingly displaying some great shots and consistent serving.
Overall team score: Stoneygate won by 8 matches to 7
Wow that was close!! Well done to all our players.