Over the weekend of 4-5 September Somerset College participated in the Dirkie Uys Doubles and Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament in Moorreesburg.
The other high schools that were represented at this strong tournament for players from Grade 8 to Grade 11, were: Bredasdorp, Hermanus, Durbanville, D.F. Malan (Bellville), Hugenote (Wellington), Piketberg and Vredendal.
On the first day of the tournament Somerset College beat Bredasdorp (16-11) and Vredendal (17-9) to finish first in their pool. This meant that we had to play out for 1st, 2nd or 3rd position against Durbanville and the hosts, Dirkie Uys.
The College found both teams too strong and eventually finished 3rd. In the final Dirkie Uys beat Durbanville 20-5.
The players who represented the College were: Charles Fauël (captain), Vanessa Chigariro, Jacques Morris, Rebecca Brody, Aidan Cunningham, Kiera van Eeden (captain), Jaymie van der Merwe, Olivia Fauël, Joshua Putterill, Tegan O’Grady, Matthew Durie and Katya Irwin.