Aoraki Secondary Schools Junior Tennis Tournament 2017

The Aoraki Secondary Schools Junior Tennis Tournament was played at the Trust Aoraki Tennis Centre on Thursday 26 October.  Roncalli was represented with a mixed team –
Sophie Wilson (captain), Sophie Lyons, Max Taylor and Sam Young.
 Four teams contested the mixed grade, Ashburton, Mt Hutt, St Kevins and Roncalli College.  It was a round robin format, all matches were played one set to six in both singles and doubles.  The first round of the day Roncalli faced St Kevins, Roncalli winning convincingly 5-1.  Round two was a closer fought battle against Asburton College, Sophie Wilson won her singles 6-1 and the girls’ partnership of both Sophie’s won their doubles 6-4.  In the other games Ashburton were too strong coming out the eventual winners 4-2.  Ashburton went on to win the mixed title. 
Last match of the day was against Mt Hutt, at the end of the four singles it was tied two all, Sophie Wilson and Max Taylor both winning their singles easily, Roncalli’s doubles combinations proved too strong , Max and Sam winning 6-4 and the girls 6-1.
Roncalli finished a well-deserved second place overall and received certificates at the prize giving for their efforts.  Max and Sam are both year 9 students so we hope to see them back again next year to compete in this junior tournament.
The students represented themselves proudly which made for a great day of tennis.

Junior Aoraki champs - runners up mixed grade-411-785-933
Aoraki Secondary Schools Senior Qualifying Tennis Tournament

The Aoraki Secondary Schools Tennis Championships was held on Tuesday 14 February.
Congratulations to Teisha Holden and Sophie Wilson for winning the girls tier 2 grade, the girls went through the day unbeaten against teams from Mt Hutt, Craighead and Geraldine.
Damian Tarrant and Max Taylor finished 3rd in the boys tier 2 grade, they played well winning 3 out of 4 games in their pool play. In the play off for 3rd and 4th spot they came out winners over Mt Hutt 6-1.
The new format was well received with entry numbers up on previous years. Two separate grades/tiers were offered, tier one for teams who were available and seeking to qualify for the South Island Champs (4 players per team) and tier two for teams who wanted to compete for the Aoraki title but not seeking to qualify. Tier two only needed two players per team playing doubles only which appealed to many schools who did not have the numbers to be competitive in the other grade.
Huge thank you to Cara Adler for helping out throughout the day and the parents and grandparents who came along to support, this was very much appreciated.

websiteAoraki SS tennis champs Feb 2017

website Girls winners Aoraki tennis feb 2017


Term One Tennis 2017
website Term one tennis players 2017 (3)
The Wednesday night Secondary Schools Weekly Tennis Bash came to an end on 22 March. Twelve Roncalli teams enjoyed the 6 week competition with some great rallies out on court. The team of Amelia Noone & Ryan Brosnahan performed the best finishing in 2nd place. Huge thanks to Mr Wilson for supervising and managing the teams each week.
Wednesday was the last night for the Secondary Schools Tennis Bash where Roncalli was represented with 12 teams.  Unfortunately rain meant two of the six week competition rounds were cancelled but the players enjoyed the new revamped doubles competition. Thank you to all the students who took part and to the parents for their support.
A similar competition will take place term one 2017.
Tennis - Wednesday night tennis bash
Aoraki Secondary Schools Junior Tennis Tournament 2016

The Aoraki Secondary Schools Junior Tennis Tournament was played at the South Canterbury Tennis Centre on Thursday 3 November.  Roncalli was represented with a girl’s team. - Sophie Wilson (captain), Mia Harding-Richardt, Coni Silva and Neve Brown.
Four strong teams contested the girl’s grade, Ashburton, Craighead, Waitaki Girls HS and Roncalli.  All matches were played one set to six in both singles and doubles.  Round one Roncalli played Waitaki Girls which was an evenly matched game with two wins a piece after the singles, and one doubles each.  Three sets each was the final result, but when games were added WGHS took the win overall 20-18.  Round two against Craighead was an easy win for the Roncalli girls winning 3 of the 4 singles ties and both doubles, final score 5-1 (33-19 games).   The final round of the day was against the strongest team on the day from Ashburton College who won 4-2 and were the Aoraki Junior champions with Roncalli finishing 2nd.  Well done to Coni Silva who played consistent shots and rallies throughout the day and was the only player in the team to win all her games.
All four players are year 9 which is promising for next year’s junior tournament.
Many thanks to the supporters who came along to watch throughout the day, the students represented themselves proudly which made for a great day of tennis.
By Richelle Cannell - TIC Tennis
Junior Girls Aoraki tennis teams 2016-436-82
Roncalli Junior Girls Aoraki Secondary Schools Tennis Team 2016

Runners up Junior Aoraki SS tennis tournament 2016-125-540
Runners Up - Roncalli Junior Girls Aoraki Tennis 2016

Wednesday Night Secondary Schools Tennis Bash 2016
The Term One Secondary Schools tennis bash was a huge success with all teams doing well. At the prize giving held last week, in the B grade the top 4 teams placed overall were all from Roncalli.
1st place 70 points - Ronc King of the Courts (Dominic Wilson & Theo Jones);
2nd place 67 points - Ronc Cam & Hamish (Cam Miller, Hamish McIlraith & Jamie Sisson);
3rd place 66 points - Ronc Queen of the Courts (Ruby Harper, Emily Wilson & Tomomi Yoshitake);
4th place 65 points – Ronc The Shaniquas ( Rochelle Li & Belli Faha);
Well done to the 10 teams from Roncalli who committed to the 6 week competition and represented Roncalli with pride.  We made up the majority of the 18 team competition along with teams from TBHS, MTVW and Craighead.
A huge thank you to Mr Stewart and Mr Wilson for supervising, managing and scoring each week. A similar competition will be held in term four with coaching options also available.
Roncalli teams - tennis bash term 1 2016
Roncalli College Tennis Bash teams, Term 1 2016
Top 3 teams term one tennis bash 2016
Top 3 teams, Term 1 2016 Tennis Bash
Aoraki Secondary Schools Senior Qualifying Tennis Tournament

The Aoraki Secondary Schools Senior Qualifying Tennis Tournament was played at the South Canterbury Tennis  Centre on Wednesday 17 February.  Roncalli was represented with two teams.
Girls - Sophie Wilson, Ashleigh Gilchrist, Emily Gilchrist, Teisha Holden and Renee Pateman;
Boys - Damian Tarrant, Kaleb Pateman, Tom Kerr, Cameron Miller;

The girls grade consisted of six teams, all games were played one set to six. Roncalli faced Craighead  in round one and won 5-1 only dropping one singles match.  Year 9 student Sophie Wilson played well as number one being the youngest member of the team, this was a great start to her first Aoraki Secondary School event representing Roncalli College.
Ashburton College was too strong in round two winning 5-1 with Emily and Teisha the only combination to win their match.  Round three saw Roncalli convincing winners over Geraldine High School 6-0. The last round of the day against Waitaki Girls High School was tough, Waitaki were the eventual overall winners of the girls grade.  Ashleigh Gilchrist was the only player to win her singles match which was won in a tie-breaker. The girls team finished 3rd which was a great effort considering 3 of the 5 players were only juniors competing at a Senior Qualifying event.

The boy’s grade also had 6 teams competing for the Aoraki title, Roncalli won two and lost two. Rounds one and four were against tough opposition from Ashburton College and Timaru Boys High School 2 going down convincingly 6-0 in both matches.  4-2 wins over Geraldine High School and Mt Hutt College meant the boys finished 4th overall.  Damian Tarrant won both his singles ties and Tom Kerr was lucky enough to win in a tie breaker in his singles match against Mt Hutt.  Both doubles combinations picked up easy wins.

Many thanks to the parents who came along to watch throughout the day and provided on-going support, the students represented themselves proudly which made for a great day of tennis.

By Richelle Cannell

1 October 2015 - South Canterbury Secondary Schools Tennis Bash starts
Roncalli College is well represented in the term four newly revamped Secondary Schools Tennis Bash having eleven out of the twenty two teams entered.  The competition consists of 8 competitive and 14 social teams, and has changed days to a Wednesday night starting at 4.30pm. Week one started this week, and the competition will run over 6 weeks.  The players enjoyed their first week apart from the wind which cut games slightly shorter than usual. Teams will play two rounds each Wednesday lasting 30mins each.  Best of luck to all those involved, but most of all have fun!
(photos below)
Congratulations to the eight Roncalli College junior students who competed at the Aoraki Secondary Schools Junior Tennis Championships on Tuesday 20 October 2015.
results as follows:-
2nd lace Mixed Grade - Kaleb Pateman, Jacob Hall, Ashleigh Gilchrist and Renee Pateman;
4th place Mixed Grade - Cameron Miller, Jamie Sisson, Dharma Brooks, Madison Atwill;
well done to everyone on a great day of tennis.
(Photos above)
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