After two terms of determination and hard work, Loreto Kirribilli attended the annual Tildesley Tennis competition at Pennant Hills Park on 22 and 23 March. Evident through the rivalry for spots on this team – Tildesley is one of the most exhilarating and spirited sporting squads in our school – which we were both so extremely proud to captain.
All of the team spirit and hard work was on display in everyone’s excitement on the day, and in our amazing results. This year Loreto Kirribilli placed 12th, one of our best placings in 6 years. Credit to the support of our inpiring coaches, thriving team spirit and the persistence of each and every player throughout the tennis season.
Each girl who played for the squad represented Loreto with spirit and a massive smile on their face. Whether they were cheering, umpiring, or playing, each girl contributed to the overall team placing and to the success of the day. Walking in with our babolat bags, our new crisp white long sleeves, our cheering voices, unbelievable amounts of food, and our blue and yellow zinc – it was obvious to everyone that we were a squad with a fighting chance. Regardless of having to walk past the Meriden tent with their multitude of racquets, physio benches and war paint – Ms Baker assured us we didn’t need all of that in order to win.
Our singles girls had an astonishing season – 6 making it past first round, one, Aishling Cohen even, making it to 4th round. The doubles, who competed on Thursday, also played incredibly well with 4 pairs making it past first round, and Eloise Cook and Alicia Tomas making it to the third! All players, regardless of the draws, were able to play strongly and do their best to fight the Tildesley nerves that often get the better of most players.
A final thank you to Ms Baker, Ms Clancy, Ms Annette Watts and all other coaches for making Tildesley as successful as it was – for bringing that lively spirit that made sure every girl made the bus on time at 6am both mornings!
Bring on 2018 Tildesley!
Singles: Aishling Cohen, Catherine Gellert, Bianca Hickey, Charlotte Dainton, Channing Young, Alex Melluish, Charlotte Damian, Abigail Gunning, Camilla Stack.
Doubles: Eloise Cook & Alicia Tomas, Hollee Crews & Katherine Garth, Bianca Eales & Isabelle Swan, Emma Hartan & Emma O’Sullivan, Sarah Hartan & Phoebe Welsh, Tess Adler & Emily Adler.
Linesgirls: Prudence Dallen, Harriet Hurley, Cooper Shanahan, Sophie Nicholson, Emily Fowler, Isobel Oxenham, Genevieve Rigney, Sophie Moran.
Emma Hartan & Bianca Eales
Tennis Captains 2017