The past few weeks have been very successful for the St Mary’s tennis players.

The St Mary’s A and B teams beat Helpmekaar A and B in the last match of the league to clinch the title. It was a convincing win by both teams.

St Mary’s participated in the annual Eunice Tennis Festival, which was held over half-term. The team, comprised of Tamsin Hart, Sarah Millard, Ruth Moore, Amukelani Mokone, Hannah Moore, Annika Gertenbach and Lexi Banducci, were unbeaten. The team from St Mary’s beat teams from St Cyprian’s School, St Stithians, Rhenish High School, Waterkloof and Eunice to top the log in the round robin format. The team won all their matches convincingly and only lost three matches of a possible 45.

On Saturday 27 October, the St Mary’s A, B and C teams participated in the junior inter-high event and did extremely well. This event is specifically for tennis players in Forms I and II.

The A team comprised of Sarah Millard, Hannah Moore, Annika Gertenbach and Lexi Banducci won their pool matches in a convincing manner. In the semi-finals, St Mary’s faced tough opposition from Northcliff but won by 12 games to 6. In the finals, the players from St Mary’s played an exceptionally high standard of tennis to beat Helpmekaar who were the defending champions by 15 games to 5. Thank you to Ms Quix, all the parents and the captains who came to support the players at this exciting event.

The B and C inter-high teams competed in the B team section of the event and also did extremely well. The B team, comprised of Georgina Hector, Isha Madhu, Kristy Leonard and Ashley Simonato, beat Helpmekaar B, Kingsmead B, Roedean B and Holy Rosary B. The B team lost to St Andrew’s in a very close match and drew with St Mary’s C team.

The St Mary’s C team, comprised of Aaliyyah Hassim, Jaimie Doig, Jessica Lansdown and Samantha Pearson, beat Kingsmead B, Holy Rosary B, Roedean B and drew with Helpmekaar, St Andrew’s and St Mary’s B. The final positions were very close, with Helpmekaar taking the top spot, St Mary’s B in second place and St Mary’s C in third place. Well done to all these players and thank you to Ms Murray for her support and assistance with these teams at Roedean.

League results

16 October

  • St Mary’s A beat St Andrew’s A 45-18
  • St Mary’s B beat St Andrew’s B 49-14
  • St Mary’s C lost to Linden A 42-21
  • St Mary’s D beat Holy Rosary B 34-29
  • St Mary’s E lost to Bryanston High School A 27-36
  • St Mary’s F beat Bryanston High School B 36-27
  • St Mary’s G lost to Parktown A 31-32
  • St Mary’s H beat Parktown B 47-16

23 October

  • St Mary’s A beat Helpmekaar A 37-26
  • St Mary’s B beat Helpmekaar B 45-18
  • St Mary’s C lost to Roedean A 19-44
  • St Mary’s D beat Roedean B 33-30
  • St Mary’s E Bye
  • St Mary’s F Bye
  • St Mary’s G lost to King David Linksfield A 39-24
  • St Mary’s H lost to Linksfield B 31-30

Eunice Tennis Festival results

  • 1 St Mary’s 70 points
  • 2 Waterkloof 54 points
  • 3 Eunice 42 points
  • 4 Rhenish 40 points
  • 5 St Stithians 19 points
  • 6 St Cyprians 8 points

A Junior inter-high results

  • 1 St Mary’s School A
  • 2 Helpmekaar
  • 3 Northcliff High School
  • 4 St Andrew’s School
  • 5 Holy Rosary School
  • 6 Linden Hoërskool
  • 7 St Stithians College
  • 8 Roedean School
  • 9 Brescia House
  • 10 Kingsmead
  • 11 St Dunstan’s
  • 12 Assumption Convent
  • 13 St Teresa’s School
  • 14 HeronBridge College
  • 15 Trinity House
  • 16 Bryanston High School
  • 17 Redhill School
  • 18 Rand Park High School
  • 19 Jeppe High School
  • 20 St Peter’s College
  • 21 Parktown High School
  • 22 Hyde Park High School

B Junior inter-high results

  • 1 Helpmekaar B
  • 2 St Mary’s B
  • 3 St Mary’s C