This past weekend saw Union High School, Graaff-Reinet’s Top 4 junior girls and boys tennis players participating in the annual 𝗝𝗼𝗰𝗲𝗹𝘆𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘀 𝗧𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘀 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 in Graaff-Reinet.
The girls’ team competed against formidable opponents from Stellenbosch, Worcester and Cradock in the group stage, emerging victorious in all their encounters to finish at the top of their group.
𝙈𝙤𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙞𝙧𝙡𝙨 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙩𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙩 𝘾𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙞𝙖𝙩𝙚. Despite their valiant efforts, they narrowly missed out on a win, settling for a well-deserved second place in the tournament.
The junior boys’ team faced opponents from Stirling, Stellenbosch C and Cradock in the group stages. They managed to secure a commendable second place in their group.
In the battle for third and fourth place, the boys engaged in an encounter against Stellenbosch B. Although they fought gallantly, they narrowly missed out on claiming the third spot, ultimately securing a respectable fourth place in the competition.
𝘈 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘔𝘪𝘢 𝘉𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘢, 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘢 𝘒𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘊𝘢𝘺𝘭𝘢 𝘕𝘦𝘸𝘵𝘰𝘯, 𝘕𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘔𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘺, 𝘖𝘸𝘦𝘯 𝘗𝘢𝘹𝘵𝘰𝘯, 𝘌𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘙𝘢𝘢𝘵𝘩, 𝘑𝘰𝘩𝘯-𝘏𝘦𝘯𝘳𝘺 𝘒𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘉𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘵 𝘒𝘦𝘯𝘮𝘶𝘪𝘳 – 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘥 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘺 𝘦𝘹𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘢𝘭𝘶𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶!