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Report: Premier Tennis team vs King’s College

The Premier 1 Tennis team’s fixture against King’s College on Wednesday 8 February started with the four singles matches.

Form 5 student B. J. M. Archbold dominated to win his match easily, while Form 3 student Z. Wu put up a spirited resistance in his match, unfortunately losing in two sets. Form 4 student L. M. Bland took his match to a super tiebreak set and went on to comfortably win 10-5, while Form 6 student N. W. Tuxford also took his match to a super tiebreak set, losing 8-10.

The match was finely balanced with both schools winning two matches and five sets each, with Grammar slightly ahead on games 26-25. Bland and Anderson won their doubles matches in two straight sets, leaving it all up to the final pairing of Archbold and Wu. Despite losing this match, Archbold and Wu were able to win a crucial set in their match.

This left the contest tied at three matches each, and thanks to the crucial set won by Archbold and Wu, the Premier team won the tie on countback 7-5.

The team is to be congratulated on a hard-fought match to start the season, and thanks to team manager S. King and Master in Charge R. Daniel for their continued support of the team.