Brentwood Tennis: Not Much Love
Not much “Love” was shown to the opposition this past weekend by the members of the Senior Tennis Team. Four members of the team travelled to Vancouver to participate in the Steve Nash Junior Champions Tennis Tournament. Although the tournament featured the top players from the province, Andjela S, Nat T, Raveena K, and Conrad A remained tremendously tough.
The boys started the weekend off on the right foot. Nat played a well-fought match versus Harman G. The match featured plenty of hard hitting and exciting rallies. Conrad followed that solid performance with an exciting win over the #5 seed. After losing the first set 4-6, Conrad used his booming serve and powerful forehand to win the next set 6-3, and then finished the match with a 10-2 third set tiebreaker win. This was the first time, after several matches during their junior careers, that Conrad had defeated this particular top-ranked junior. The victory advanced him to the quarterfinals where he faced the 3rd seed. The left-handed serve and strong forehand of his opponent proved troublesome and powered his opponent to a 6-4, 6-1 victory. "
The girls then took to the courts. Raveena drew the 5th seed in the round of 16 and played well, hitting many winners. Andjela’s opponent was Thanh P in the quarterfinals. Thanh had previously defeated the #10 ranked player in BC. It was a very exciting match with many long rallies and great net play. Andjela emerged victorious with a score of 7-5, 6-3 to advance to the semi-finals against the 2nd seed. Andjela played another strong match, but was unable to put away the higher seed, eventually losing 6-3, 6-3.
The tournament proved to be successful for all the players. They gained useful experience from the tournament, through both the wins and losses.