Match Report
Roedean School Girls-U15A vs  Mayfield School
On: Saturday, 08 Jun 2024
Venue: Away

Tennis – Mayfield U13 Tournament

This was one of the last tennis fixtures of the summer term and it was exciting to be playing in a tournament against other strong schools. Betsy and Ruby, both year 7, were playing as a doubles pair, representing Roedean. They haven’t played a lot of doubles tennis so this was going to be good experience for them. There were 9 teams entered and they were split into 2 pools. You play everyone in your pool, then the winners of each pool play each other, seconds play each other, and so on. We drew Mayfield B first and beat them comfortably 4-0. We then had Bede’s A, so knew it would be tough. Betsy and Ruby were really blasting the ball at them but they were getting everything back, something that the girls didn’t expect I think. We needed to play a bit more tactically but difficult when your up against an opponent like them. The girls lost 4-1. We then had Lingfield A and again, won comfortably 4-1. Our final match was St. Andrews B, who just like Bede’s, were stiff opposition. The girls played well and held their own but St Andrew’s just had the edge and beat us 4-2. They were trying to play more tactically, going for the volleys and throwing in some drop shots, which was good to see. This meant we went into the 3rd place playoff to decide 5th/6th. We played Mayfield A and won 6-0, meaning we finished 5th place out of 9. Great experience for the girls to play against such good competition.