Tough Match for Totally Tennis 10U Team Against Portsmouth

The Totally Tennis 10 and under team have moved to second place in the Mixed Division 1 of the Team Tennis Hampshire & IOW 2018 league, just behind Winchester Racquets and Fitness, after losing their away match against Portsmouth Tennis Academy (PTA) last weekend.

The team of Hayden Cummings, Dylan Cooper Kirby, Guhan Chendhilkumar and Charlie Mackenzie travelled to Portsmouth with coaches Jamie Jordan and Jordan Frederick to compete in the fixture that took place on Sunday. In the singles Cummings was the only player to win his match beating Savva Sujetov 4-2, 5-3 so the scoreline was 3-1 to the home team going into the doubles.

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Unfortunately things didn’t go to plan in the doubles either with the pairing of Cummings/Cooper Kirby losing against Sujetov/William Harrison 5-3, 4-2 and Chendhilkumar/Mackenzie being beaten by Meru Shrivastva/Zachary Cocker 4-1, 4-2. The final score was 10-2 to PTA and with Winchester beating David Lloyd Southampton A 12-0 in their fixture on Sunday they have moved to the top of the table.

Jamie said, “I thought the team played very well but unfortunately couldn’t get the win but we are all very proud of them.”

The Totally Tennis team now have one more away match to play this season on Sunday 17th June against Winchester. There’s everything to play for as all three teams at the top (Winchester, TT and PTA) level on 4 points each, but it’s going to be a tough match and Winchester have a game in hand. Good Luck boys 😉

Photo credit: www.instagram.com/jamiejordantennis/

 

 

Totally Tennis 10 & Under Team Top The Tennis Hampshire & IOW 2018 League

The Totally Tennis 10 and under team are sitting at the top of Division 1 of the Team Tennis Hampshire & IOW 2018 league after winning both their first two home fixtures 12 – 0 against David Lloyd Southampton A and Kingsley.

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In the first fixture the team of Hayden Cummings, Dylan Cooper Kirby and twin brothers Gevin and Guhan Chendhilkumar won all their singles matches; Cummings beat Karol Rzegocki 4-2, 4-0, Cooper Kirby beat Noah Flynn 4-2, 4-1 and Gevin and Guhan both won their matches 4-0, 4-0 against Alexander Roots and Evie Jaynes respectively. In the doubles Cummings/Cooper Kirby beat Rzegocki/Flynn 4-1, 4-2 and the twins didn’t lose a single game defeating Roots/Jaynes 4-0, 4-0.

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In the Kingsley fixture, Cummings, Cooper Kirby and Guhan all won their singles matches with 4-0, 4-0 shorelines against Toby Rowe, Edward Goddard and Matthew Craig respectively. Gevin won his match against Jamie Craig 4-0, 4-1 to give the team a 4-0 lead going into the doubles. Cummings/Cooper Kirby then beat Rowe/Goddard 4-1, 4-0 and the Chendhilkumar brother beat the Craigs 4-0, 4-1 to give the team another fallout victory and retain there place at the top of the league.

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The team have now played both their home fixtures and face two tough away matches against Portsmouth Tennis Academy (Sunday 20th May) and Winchester Racquets and Fitness (Sunday 17th June) to complete the series.

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Congratulations boys and good luck in your next matches 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Cup Champions

Mini performance player Isla Hignett was part of the Hampshire 10 and under girls team that won the Aegon County Cup competition played at Hove Pavillion Avenue Tennis Club over the weekend and will now play in the National Finals in Bolton. Denominating Group F, the team of Hignett and former Totally Tennis players Eliza Wheeler and Hannah Smith along with Rina Hayamizu and Anna Vinnell won all their ties against teams from Sussex 6-2, Kent 6-2, Surrey 5-4 and Dorset 8-0.

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On day one, the girls first opponents were Sussex where they won all their singles matches with Hayamizu beating Cara McCully 4-0, 4-0, Wheeler beating Olivia Venditto 5-3, 4-0 and Smith defeating Madison Broadbent 4-0, 4-0. In the doubles, Hignett/Vinnell were beaten in the third set tie-break by Vendiito/McCully 4-1, 3-5, 0-1(8) so the overall score was 6-2.

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The teams second opponents on day two were the team from Kent which resulted in another 6-2 victory. Wheeler beat Alaia Rubio Perez 4-0, 4-0, Smith beat Caitlin McLoughlin in three sets 3-5, 4-2, 1-0(7) but Hayamizu lost to Katie Swindell in another three set battle 5-4(4), 1-4, 1-0(7). The tie was decided in Hampshire’s favour when Wheeler/Smith won the doubles against Rubio Perez/Swindell 4-1, 4-2.

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With two wins under their belts, the girls were in a good place at the start of day two of the competition. The first tie was against Surrey where the team got off to a shaky start with both Hayamizu and Wheeler losing their singles against Leah Gonzales-Edwards 4-0, 5-4(4) and Lucy Webber 4-1, 4-1 respectively. Smith stepped up to the challenge and saved the tie, winning her singles match against Oriana Parkins-Godwin 4-1, 5-3 to keep the Hampshire girls in the running. Wheeler/Smith then needed to win their doubles against Parkins-Godwin/Gonzales-Edwards to level the tie. They came through in the very long match against two big powerful surrey girls in a tie break after being 9-6 down coming back to win 4-2, 0-4, 1-0(10). With the score at 2-2, Wheeler/Smith had to play Parkins-Godwin/Gonzales-Edwards again in the deciding shoot out and even though they were down several times at 3-1 then 6-3 they pulled it back to 9-6 up and won in a fantastic result overall 10-7.

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The final fixture was against Dorset where Hignett and Wheeler both won their singles matches 4-0, 4-0 against Munashe Ingram and Carly Hunter and Smith beat Mollie Edge 4-0, 4-1. In the final match, Hayamizu/Hignett beat Olivia Harris/Sienna May 5-3, 4-0 to give the team an 8-0 victory.

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The girls will now play in the National Finals in Bolton on the weekend of 14th/15th June.