Aoraki Secondary Schools Senior Qualifying Tennis Tournament
The Aoraki Secondary Schools Tennis Championships was held on Tuesday 14 February.
Term One Tennis 2017
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.
SECONDARY SCHOOLS TENNIS BASHWednesday 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.
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
Roncalli Junior Girls Aoraki Secondary Schools Tennis Team 2016
Runners Up - Roncalli Junior Girls Aoraki Tennis 2016
Wednesday Night Secondary Schools Tennis Bash 2016The 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 College Tennis Bash teams, Term 1 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 startsRoncalli 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!
AORAKI SECONDARY SCHOOLS JUNIOR TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPSCongratulations 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.