New Year wins in Wessex League

Two of the Totally Tennis junior teams competing in the Wessex League beat teams from Winchester Racquets and Fitness Club while playing at home and away.

Mini performance players Kirsty Da Silva, Amberly Chapman, Melissa Toner and Theo Harrison teamed up to play a home tie against the team from Winchester Racquets and Fitness club in the Mixed 8 and under fixture.


Kirtsy Da Silva from the Mixed 8 and under team

In the singles, Da Silva won all four of her matches beating Alexander Robinson 11-9, Joseph Speroni 10-7, Luke Payne 10 – 8 and Ben Kipps 10-1. Toner won three of her matches defeating Payne 10-7, Kipps 10-2 and Speroni 10-6 but lost to Robinson 11-9. Chapman and Harrison both one match each both beating Kipps 10-3 and 10-1 respectively. With the team winning nine of the sixteen singles matches on offer the team were in the lead going into the two doubles matches. Da Silva and Chapman beat Robinson/Speroni 10-7 and Toner and Harrison defeated Payne/Kipps 10-8 to win the fixture overall 22-14.

The team are sitting in second place in Division one after beating Winchester but losing their first match against River Park Tennis Club who are at the top of the league. The next fixture is away against Coaching4tennis Perins on 26th January following by a final home match against Portsmouth Tennis Academy in February.


Chris Bundhoo from the 12 and under team

The 12 and under Boys team of Chris Bundhoo, Alexander Cairney, Harrison Feast and Owen Robinson travelled down the M3 to play their Winchester opponents on their home courts. Bundhoo beat former club mate Jonathan Duggan 6-1, 6-2, Feast defeated William Strevens in three sets 0-6, 6-2,10-4 and Owen Robinson also won beating Jed Voysey 6-2, 6-3 so the team secured a 6-2 win in the singles. Duggan and partner Rory Penrose beat Bundhoo and Cairney 6-1, 6-1 but Feast and Robinson defeated Strevens and Voysey 6-4, 6-1 to secure the overall win 8-4.

The team are in top place on the Division one leaderboard after the Winchester victory and a previous win over Thornden Tennis Club. The next two home fixtures are against teams from Portsmouth Tennis Academy and Avondale.

The Wessex Heartbeat Winter Junior League is a county competition. A percentage of the entry fee from each of the participating clubs goes towards the Wessex Heartbeat Foundation.