Uni Nationals – Day 1 update
After a long, exciting & important day of events, the Melbourne Uni tennis teams can hold their heads up high after Day 1.
The Men’s team got off to a flying start by winning two out of the three singles matches against USA, with #1 Tyler Tranquille leading the way with a 9-4 victory. Our dream team pairing of Edward Benson/Isaac Watson, who are on a 10 match winning streak from pennant, are still yet to lose a match, taking the #2 doubles tie 9-2. Defeating USA 4-1 for the day held us is good stead for a strong and fresh RMIT team, but the boys couldn’t pull out a victory there, going down narrowly 3-2 after the deciding doubles match at #1.
The Women’s team swept day 1 with victories over UQ 3-2 and Deakin 5-0. The first match of the day saw the women’s team battle it out against a strong and home court advantaged UQ, also being decided in the last doubles match for the tie, with Berlinda Lim/Macey Ren taking it out in a match tie break 9-8 (4) after some stellar volleys from Lim which would turn heads of Edberg and Rafter. Following up from this victory the ladies won comfortably against Deakin in a rain battled afternoon, with Tammy Smith cruising at #3, 9-1 and Stefani Stoijic/Vienne Lu wrapping up the day with an impressive 9-1 victory.
Going into Day 2, both teams are settling in well to the balmy conditions here in the Gold Coast, with big matches coming up to battle for the top dog spot in the pools.