Over the past week, the Somerset College tennis players have been involved in a number of tennis fixtures.
On Friday, 19 October, the boys’ and girls’ first tennis teams played against Parel Vallei in a Boland Central league fixture. Both teams were successful and won their respective matches by 5 matches to 1. Jonathan van Druten (captain), Lennard Fauël, Liam Watson and Alex Brody represented the boys in this match. The girls were represented by Rebecca Brody (captain), Annalie Swanepoel, Sharlene Chigariro and Emily Reschke.
On the same day, Paul Roos Gymnasium again illustrated their depth and strength in tennis when their third team beat Somerset College’s second boys’ team by 6 matches to 0. Sean Irwin, Oliver Pritchett, Joseph Edwards and Daniël Gräbe played for the College in this match.
On Monday, 22 October, Dirkie Uys High School from Moorreesburg travelled to Somerset West for their annual away match against Somerset College. We played with 8 boys and 4 girls in this fixture. The Somerset College boys scored a convincing 10 matches to 2 matches victory over their opponents. The girls had a close encounter but eventually won by 28 games to 27. In the mixed doubles, the home team had a narrow 17 games to 15 games victory. The following players played for Somerset College in this match: Jonathan van Druten (captain), Lennard Fauël, Liam Watson, Alex Brody, Sean Irwin, Oliver Pritchett, Joseph Edwards, Daniël Gräbe, Rebecca Brody (captain), Sharlene Chigariro, Emily Reschke and Kira Curtin.
Lastly, the Somerset College boys’ first and second teams faced each other in a match on Tuesday, 23 October, as these two teams play in the same league. The match started on a surprising note when the second team players, Sean Irwin and Oliver Pritchett, scored a convincing 6-2 victory over Jonathan van Druten and Alex Brody. The second team boys could, however, not sustain this good start and the first team eventually won this encounter by 5 matches to 1. The other players involved in this fixture were Lennard Fauël, Liam Watson, Joseph Edwards and Ben Connolly.