Match Report
Roedean School Girls-U15A vs  Hurstpierpoint College
On: Monday, 22 Apr 2024
Venue: Away

Tennis – U15A vs Hurst

On Monday, the U15A tennis squad had their first league tennis match against Hurstpierpoint College. Representing Roedean was 1. Ruby, 2. Betsy, 3. Amelie, 4. Miranda. They played singles first, followed by doubles. There were some great rallies in the singles, everybody seemed to be playing the points out, rather than just winning after 1 point. Hurst were consistently getting the shots back though and they were good matches to watch. Results in the singles were:

Betsy won 6-0, Ruby won 6-2, Amelie lost 6-3, Miranda lost 6-2.

Then onto the doubles. Again, the matches were great to watch, we saw some hard baseline hitting from Ruby and Betsy, meaning they were overpowering their opposition. Whereas Amelie and Miranda were going for shorter shots into the gaps on the court and moving their players around. They were so close to winning their doubles, they were 4-4 at one point but Hurst just managed to get the edge on us. Results were:

Betsy and Ruby won 6-0, Amelia and Miranda lost 6-4.

This meant that the overall score was tied 6-6, so onto a doubles championship tiebreak (first to 10 points wins), with Betsy and Ruby playing Hurst’s doubles first team. It was tense, at one point we were up, then we went down 7-4, we were all on the edge of our seats! I knew Ruby and Betsy could do it though and they did, they won the next 7 shots in a row and sealed the win for Roedean. A great start to the tennis season!