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22 February 2019

Tennis (1st team Girls) – St Andrew’s Festival results

Somerset College took part in the St Andrew’s Tennis Festival from 15 to 17 February. The team consisted of Annalie Swanepoel, Sharlene Chigariro, Lisa Verwey, Rebecca Brody (Captain) and Hanna van Heerden. They were accompanied by Mrs Claire Engelbrecht, Team manager and James Dunn, coach.

The eight schools that participated in the festival were St Mary’s Waverley, St Mary’s Kloof, St Andrews JHB, Menlo Park, Pretoria Girls, St Cyprians, Wykeham Collegiate and Somerset College. In our pool matches, we lost to St Mary’s Waverley and St Mary’s Kloof. We won our last match against Wykeham Collegiate. We then cross-pooled for fifth/sixth position against St Cyprian’s winning that match narrowly as we were even on matches, but we had more games than they did.

The tennis at the festival was of a very high standard. Rebecca Brody had an excellent tournament winning two out of her four singles matches at no. 1 and, together with Sharlene Chigariro, won two out of their four doubles matches played together. Annalie, Lisa and Hanna also contributed by winning some of their singles and doubles matches.

The final positions:
1.  St Mary’s Waverley
2.  Menlo Park
3.  St Mary’s Kloof
4.  St Andrews Girls
5.  Somerset College
6.  St Cyprian’s
7.  Wykeham Collegiate
8.  Pretoria Girls