The College narrowly lost their annual fourth term tennis fixture against Dirkie Uys here at home on Wednesday afternoon, 28 October. We competed against them in mixed doubles, boys’ doubles and girls’ doubles. Dirkie Uys won the mixed doubles section by 5 matches to 3. The boys’ doubles was won by the College when they beat their opponents by 3 matches to 1, but our girls found their Dirkie Uys competitors too strong and lost by 3 matches to 1. The end result of the match, therefore, was: Dirkie Uys 9 matches and Somerset College 7 matches.
Tennis vs Dirkie Uys – report
Well done to Rebecca Brody, Clive Nicolle, Jordan Haantjes and Joshua Putterill who were all unbeaten on the day. Vanessa Chigariro and Rebecca Brody also scored a convincing 8-4 victory over their strong opponents in the girls’ doubles.
The other players in this fixture, were: Charles Fauël (captain), Kiera van Eeden (captain), Tanguy Jongen, Katya Irwin, Annalie Swanepoel, Alex Geras, Dorothea Luckerath, Jack Linney, Carli van der Westhuizen, Jaymie van der Merwe and Yanti de Villiers.