The St Mary’s A tennis team once again participated in the annual Hilton College/St Anne’s Invitational Doubles and Mixed Doubles Tournament.

Unfortunately, the inclement weather caused a whole afternoon of scheduled play and the mixed doubles final to be rained out. In the doubles event, the St Mary’s team did extremely well, beating St Mary’s DSG and St Mary’s Kloof to reach the finals of the event. In the finals, the team lost to a very strong Helpmekaar College team by two matches to one. In the mixed doubles event, St Mary’s teamed up with St Stithians to beat St Mary’s DSG/St Alban’s College, Roedean/St John’s College to reach the final. Unfortunately, the mixed final against the team from Helpmekaar was rained out.

Doubles results
1 Helpmekaar
2 St Mary’s, Waverley
3 St Mary’s, Kloof
4 St Anne’s
5 St Andrew’s
6 Roedean
7 St Mary’s, DSG
8 Durban Girls’ College

The league matches are continuing and all the teams are faring exceptionally well. Special mention is made of the league results on 25 September when all the teams won their matches beating the AB teams from the respective schools.

18 September
St Mary’s A beat Northcliff A 50-13
St Mary’s B beat Northcliff B 56-7
St Mary’s C lost to Brescia House A 44-19
St Mary’s D beat Brescia House B 33-30
St Mary’s E lost to Randburg Hoër A
St Mary’s F beat Randburg Hoër B 45-18
St Mary’s G lost to Jeppe A 28-35
St Mary’s H beat Jeppe B 59-4

25 September
St Mary’s A beat St Stithians A 52-11
St Mary’s B beat St Stithians B 52-11
St Mary’s C beat HeronBridge A 34-29
St Mary’s D beat HeronBridge B 49-14
St Mary’s E beat Redhill A 33-30
St Mary’s F beat Redhill B 52-11

Congratulations to Tamsin Hart who has been chosen to participate in the elite U18 Masters event, which will be held in Potchefstroom from 5 until 8 October. Good luck, Tamsin!

René Plant 

Head of Tennis