Senior Tennis Earns Provincial Bronze
For three very hot days, the Senior Tennis team toiled on the tennis courts at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver as part of the BC High School Provincial Tennis Tournament. The Brentwood team was one of 12 who had qualified for the championships. With two matches per day, the team was on court for approximately five hours each day.
Brentwood started the tournament with pool play against Princess Margaret Secondary from Penticton and West Point Grey Academy winning both these matches to finish atop their pool and move them into the quarter-finals.
In the championship round, the team met University Hill Secondary of Vancouver and, after a slow start, moved past them and into the semifinals to face the top-seeded Carson Graham Secondary. The team battled hard but were unable to win enough sets to advance and thus moved in the 3rd/4th place match versus cross-town rivals, Shawnigan.
Throughout the year the team had many close matches against the Shawnigan team, so a tough battle was expected. All members of the team came ready to play and with lots of good shot making, Brentwood won 5 of the first 6 matches on route to a win and a 3rd place finish at provincials.
While the tennis championships are a team event, there are also individual honors awarded to top doubles teams and top singles players. The doubles team of Nick McLean and Christopher Chan led the team and went undefeated throughout the tournament to finish with a 10-0 record. They were the only undefeated boy’s doubles team and were named the top doubles team of the tournament. The boys also had the added honor of having an undefeated season with a record of 30 wins and 0 losses.
The team had an extremely busy year, hosting six tournaments at the Brentwood courts, and the great finish at the Provincial Championships made all the hard work worth it. It was another great year on the Brentwood tennis courts.
Mrs. Marci McLean, Coach