U18 National Tennis Championships
29 March 2017
It was wonderful to see some of the most impressive tennis at Claremont for many years on 29 March vs Kingston College’s team of four Uppers and 1 Lower vs our team of one Upper, One Lower, one Y11 and two Y10.
Singles were impressive with James winning 1-6, 6-2, 10-6. Lukas had an excellent win 6-4, 6-3 against a player he recently lost to. Elliott did brilliantly 0-6 (oops), 6-2, 11-9 with an excellent come back. Charlie had the hardest match losing 1-6, 2-6 and Will as our fifth man and uncounted singles won well 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles was another matter as this was Kingston’s forte and they played an energetic and attacking style to beat both our pairs 4-6, 2-6 and 0-6, 0-6.
The resulting championship set shootout with James and Elliott was really tough, especially for Elliott playing much bigger opposition. Claremont played well but lost 5-10 leaving a final score of 6-7 rubbers to Kingston in this knock out competition. Even without James next year, the Claremont Fan Court team will continue to grow and we anticipate more success next year.