Yesterday saw 3 of the 5 BISP students competing on the final day of tennis competition in Bangkok at the Krasae Tennis Camp Juniors Challenge 2016 #2.
Kevin Hansen first played the 16 & under semi final and Hugo Matsui’s first round conqueror. Although Kevin put in a fighting display, his opponent and eventual winner of the event was just too strong.
Having lost 4-1, 4-0 it was not Kevin’s day, but he showed great character and attitude throughout. This was a competition used for practice purposes for Kevin and he is moving in the right direction.
Vichi Nilaweera began the morning with the 10 & under singles semi final. He began very fast and took the first set 4-0 in no time. The second set Vichi raced into a 2-0 lead before taking his foot off the gas and allowing his opponent back in.
After saving 2 set points at 3-2 down Vichi again raised his game to take 14 of the next 17 points to win 5-3. Having learnt from this lapse in concentration he put in a great display in the final beating former BISP student and one year elder Anzac, 4-2, 4-1 to take first place.
Chathu Nilaweera began his day with a quarter final in the 12 & under event against a tricky moon baller opponent. After an awkward start Chathu raced out 4-2, 4-0 winner.
In the semi final Chathu also faced Anzac. Proving far too strong he powered his way through in a very aggressive manner winning 4-1, 4-0. The final was against a highly ranked player but again Chathu started fast and dominated, intimidated and took out the no. 2 seed 4-1, 4-1.
From a field of 64 opponents Chathu played great tennis throughout the 3 days to become champion. Never dropping more than 2 games to any opponent but also playing aggressively with attacking tennis. It was a pleasure to watch.
It was great to see all of our students acting professionally, supporting each other and showing a good attitude with respect to all whether they won or lost.