On Wednesday 15th February our top McGlashan tennis team played in the Regional Secondary Schools’ Tennis Tournament.
The team, consisting of Lachlan Kenneally, Tom Shallard, Bailey Godkin, Henry Power and Jez Nicholson-Kelly played Taieri College in the first round, winning the tie 5-1. All boys won their singles matches with strong performances.
After winning the first round with a convincing performance, the boys were lined up to play Otago Boys' High School. The Otago Boys' team were a very strong side with players that had a wealth of experience playing top level tennis. On the day the Otago Boys' team got the better of the boys with a solid win. Everyone showed plenty of character and determination and stepped up to the occasion, and this was reflected especially with a great doubles win in the final match of the day. Tom Shallard and Lachlan Kenneally had a 6-3 2-6 (10-7) win over the Otago Boys' top doubles pairing.
Although the result wasn't what we wanted on the day, it was great for the younger boys in the team to get a taste of secondary school tennis so that next year we can come back with a stronger side and take home the Otago title. The tennis season will continue for the McGlashan side with an eight-man squad travelling up to St Andrews College in mid-March for the summer inter-school.