High Notes, Vol 13 No 34, November 02 2012

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From the Principal

High Talent
Congratulations to Joshua Lane (Year 10) whose syndicate “Iceman Cometh” won 3rd place nationally and was 1st in NSW/ACT in the ASX Schools Sharemarket Game 2. Not only did Joshua win a handsome prize for himself, but also the school is awarded $2,500 from ASX. Great job, Joshua! The U15s basketball team has qualified again for the CHS NSW Knockout Competition final series at Terrigal next week. Congratulations and good luck to: Boris Amromin, Brian Chan, Brendan Fattore, Noah Fowler, Michael Hamilton, Jack Hutchison, Joshua Leo, Bailey Musulin, Alex So, Nathan Sutton and Anthony Wu.

High Parents and Friends Rowing Challenge
The rowing challenge six weeks of training culminated in early morning races at Abbotsford last Saturday on a sparkling morning on the river. The parents and friends who did the hard hours of dawn training benefited their health and the rowing program to the amount of $7000. Julie Blomberg and the Rowing Committee work hard to promote and manage the rowing challenge. Thank you to all concerned! The Old Boys VIII was too strong for the 2013 SBHS crew in the annual sprint race.

Bob Outterside Honoured
The Outterside Centre has new signage. At the Teviot St entrance a new sign describes the Outterside Centre. On the river frontage a new sign under the balcony advertises ‘Sydney Boys High School Boatshed’. Last Saturday, at the ‘Back to the Sheds’ event, Bob’s daughters and a number of people associated with Bob in his time as Principal (1977-1991) and in his work for the Outterside Centre Management Committee (2002-10) were in attendance at the unveiling of a portrait of Bob to be hung in the Centre. In an entertaining speech Bob thanked the High community for the honour and recounted how the Centenary Project of extending the Centre was conceived and promoted. We are all glad that he talked the High community out of building a chapel on The Flat to celebrate the occasion of 100 years of the school!

High Notes 500th Edition
Our weekly publication High Notes passed the milestone of 500 editions on October 19. Since February, 2000 the newsletter has been a vehicle for celebration of achievement and information about school activities and personalities. I want to thank the many editors and contributors over the last 13 years who have helped to get the news out to students and their families. The regularity and quality of the publication are tributes to their dedication and professionalism. Thank you to staff who take the time to email me good news about the many and varied achievements of our boys.

The format of the newsletter lends itself to on-screen reading. I urge any families who have not yet registered to read High Notes electronically via an emailed link to do so. Just go to www.sydneyboyshigh.com/publications/high-notes enter your email address in the blue box on the right hand side of the screen and click on ‘signup’. You will be notified by email when each edition is ready to peruse.

Year 11 Reports
Too many students have not yet discussed their progress with me. Clearance Forms have been issued to all boys and they should be meeting their commitments. The boys are deciding on their courses for the HSC and it is imperative that I speak to them all before next Wednesday. Please ask your son for his report and his plans for courses for 2013. Boys need to start focussing on the important weeks of HSC learning ahead! As from November 5, negative consequences will have to be applied to force boys to comply with school policy.
Dr K A Jaggar

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Music Notes


A big THANK YOU to the boys in the Senior Strings who performed on Sunday, the 28th of October , at the Lugar Brae Uniting Church (Waverley) for the United World fundraiser. The organisers and members were thrilled and amazed by the boys’ performance. The money raised will be donated to the United World and will be used for a hospital and orphanage in North Korea. Well Done!!! =D

Year 7 Ensembles

To all boys in Year 7, it is a pity that there are not a lot of boys who are in the music ensembles this year. Boys, it is never too late to join the ensembles (please look at the music rehearsal times below). It’s an opportunity for you to build your musical skills and talent!!!

Marching Band

The Marching Band will resume as of WEEK 6, on TUESDAY and FRIDAY AFTERNOONS, after school.

Ensemble Rehearsals

Please check the timetable and arrive ON TIME! There are NO EXCUSES for not attending or arriving late to ensemble rehearsals. ALL ENSEMBLES START AT 7:45AM. (unless stated otherwise). Remember a ROLL is TAKEN, and 80% ATTENDANCE is required. PLEASE REMEMBER to pack up after rehearsals (tidy up the room/and stands back on rack). EVERYONE needs to help and not leave it to one or two boys. THANK YOU boys for your co-operation! Please remember PRACTICE DAILY, if only for 20 minutes is required for you to develop your awesome musical skills and make your music tutor happy. Practice makes PERFECT!!!!!

The 2012 ensemble rehearsal timetable is provided below:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning rehearsals 7.45am
unless stated otherwise
Intermediate Concert Band
Room 201
Senior Concert Band
Room 201
Junior Stage Band
Room 201
Symphony Orchestra
 Room 201
Senior String Ensemble
Room 101
  Senior Stage Band
Room 101
Intermediate Stage Band
Room 101
  Saxophone Ensemble
Room 201 8:45am
Training Concert Band
Room 202 |
Terms 2, 3, 4
Philharmonic Orchestra
Room 208
Chamber Choir
Room 201 8am
Junior String Ensemble
Room 208
Woodwind Ensemble
Room 202
Marching Band
TERM 1 & 4
Afternoon rehearsals
Start @ 3.30pm
Marching Band (MPW)
TERM 1 & 4

3.30 - 4.30pm
  Jazz Ensemble
Room 201
  Percussion Ensemble
Room 201
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From the Andrews Junior Library

Thanks to 2012 Library Monitors and Office Boys

As this is term 4 and we may forget to do this, our Library staff would like to acknowledge the incredible assistance we receive every year from our 240 Library Monitors.  These boys put every one of the 9000 or more books our students borrow per annum back onto shelves.  This year the boys have put subject added entries onto 700 Links for Learning Websites- a job that is close to being finished.  They have also looked up every one of our 2058 websites on our OASIS catalogue to find out if they were still working.  They do numerous other jobs that make us much more effective as a Library, such as making up our new books window displays. We would also like to thank the Office Boys who come up in period 6 and shut and lock all our windows, turn our computers off, put books away and tidy up the chairs and newspapers.  This is again saving our staff 50 minutes of repetitive work per day and gives us extra time to accomplish other tasks.  The beautiful grace the boys display when they help us is a joy.  Thank you to all our helpers!

Coming up in Term 4

The last half of the Fiction Stocktake and the Film Festival and a final run at Literacy Circles for Years 7&8.

Donation Thanks

Many thanks also to Ms Meredith Thomas, who has worked on a temporary basis in the Library this term, for her donation of books and DVDs.  Thanks also to the Heatrick family who donated more books again this term.  Also to Ms Kilmore from Maths for her recent donation :

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From the Canteen

Thank you for supporting our canteen throughout the year.  We are very fortunate to have one of the few school canteens not privately owned.  This means that all profits are returned to the school and are used for extras not provided by the Department of Education, which benefit all of our sons.  Canteen has been able to give the P&C a further $40,000.00 this term, making a total of $80,000.00 for the year.  We are so fortunate to be able to make this large amount of money, whilst still providing healthy, home-made food choices for our sons at very affordable prices.  This would not be possible without the professional running of the canteen by our fantastic, hard-working Managers Karen and Tracey to whom we are extremely grateful. 

We are losing a number of Year 12 parents this year and in order to continue to raise this much needed money for the school we are seeking some new volunteers.  If you have any time available, please contact the canteen on Ph: 9360 4027, even if you can only help one day a term it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you to our volunteers last week.

Mon: Shannon Hickey, Cole Gu,
Tue: Angela Quin Feng, Yan Mei Yin (Rena), Agnes Leo, Jenny Dong,
Wed: Vikki Angell, Sally Allingham, Helen Kon,
Thurs: Shilpa Punekar, Jian  Ping Li, Maria Farrell,
Fri: Emily Yang, Sharon Wang, Li Yang, Maria Nguyen.     

Sharon Hughes
President Canteen Committee

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High Tide

Sydney Boys High School Sailing       

20th October 2012

Sydney High sailors achieved mixed results in Round Two of the Saturday Points score Term 4 Series sailed on Rose Bay on Saturday morning in very light and shifty SW to W winds.

Earlier, the Christening and Naming Ceremony for the new Pacers “Moves like Jaggar”, “Don Roach” and “Narrina” had seen a large crowd of sailors and their parents at the Double Bay Sailing Club sheds.

This allowed Sydney High to field a ten boat fleet for the first time and the start this week saw a larger fleet with thirty boats from four schools (High, Scots, Cranbrook and Ascham) contesting the second round.

Bec Loder and Lailie Walker (SGHS) sailed the most consistently this week with a 6th and a 7th placing in the two races held. David Evans and his crew were also very consistent (8th and a 9th). Tim Pilien sailed very well for a 13th and 10th placing and good placings were achieved by Marcus James (6th in the first race), Darren Tiang (12th) and Connor Robinson (11th). Hayden Rabone sailed competitively for his first race on the helm and should show improved results in future regattas.

27th October 2012

Round Three of the Saturday Point Score Series saw an increase in wind strength compared with previous weeks and with this 10-15 Knot SW to SE wind, the racing was more exhilarating.

Both races were typical long course fleet races, with a triangle, sausage and triangle course to the finish. The Cranbrook and Scots boats took an early lead off the start and looked very comfortable in these conditions. They were closely followed by Bec Loder, David Evans, Marcus James and Tim Pilien. Things were tight at all marks and boats sailed well to anticipate and avoid penalties. The best sailor was Bec Loder with a sixth placing, David Evans and Tim Pilien in the top ten. With the absence of at least three normal skippers this week, the junior skippers were given the chance to perform well in the difficult conditions.

Race two was an even better result from Sydney High sailors with a win both due to excellent sailing by Bec Loder, with Lailie Walker (SGHS) as crew and the disqualification of other boats for being OCS or over the line at the start and failing to return and start again. David Evans sailed well with Tom Du to claim a fifth place and Tim Pilien and Daniel Fang an sixth and eighth place

Both this week’s races achieved the MIC benchmark of three in the top ten places in each race.

A number of skippers have sailed well this week at training. Vincent Xu has moved confidently into one boat and displayed a reasonably high level of competence whilst sailing on both Saturdays and Thursdays.

The student roster put into place this week was not successful and so all students will need to turn up for Saturday Sport this weekend, unless they have been granted leave and possess a note (with a very good excuse). Students that cannot adhere to this policy will need to find another sport to compete in this Term.

Next week it is essential for all boys to turn up, as it is our Regatta for the Saturday Point Score Series. Sailing will be conducted on a course within Double Bay and it is hoped a better result will be achieved. A number of sailors will be needed to help on the start boat and the laying of marks.

A final reminder that the Sailing Dinner will be this term and that further details will be advised soon. It is anticipated that it will be held at the DBSC clubrooms. It will be a plate dinner where everyone brings a plate of food.

Thanks to those sailors who did extra this week by turning up to increase the numbers sailing, even though they were rostered off. Their help is very much appreciated.
Graham Moody
MIC Sailing

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Basketball: Shooting Hoops

High vs. Kings

Term 1 2012 Results

2nd WIN 58-48 N.SUTTON 14
3rd LOSS 45-27 C.STACK MVP
4th WIN 41-33 T.CHEN 13
5th RAIN
6th RAIN
7th RAIN
8th WIN 45-23 R.MAHAJAN 15
16A LOSS 42-25 B.CHEN 17
16B LOSS 56-35 B.TRUONG 10
16D WIN 39-13 G.QIN 12
16E WIN 20-17 E.WANG 10
15B WIN 45-19 J.YANG
15C WIN 38-17
15D WIN 33-7 A.HAN 8
15E WIN 32-15 T.JIANG 15
14C DRAW 25-25 L.TAO 8
13F WIN 12-11 S.CHEN 8

Term 4 2012 Results

1st WIN 60-49 N.SUTTON 13
2nd WIN 67-40 B.MUSULIN 26
3rd WIN 42-35 J.PALLANI 12
4th WIN 31-25 B.TRUONG 18
5th WIN 37-25 G.QIN MVP
6th WIN 19-16 D.DUONG 6
7th LOSS 16-19 W.LIU 12
16A LOSS 29-23 J.WANG 11
16B LOSS 28-24 S.MALOL 7
16C WIN 35-13 D.HASLAM 10
16D WIN 40-12 C.YANG 11
16E WIN 24-15 N.HUANG 7
15A WIN 27-24 J.GEK 11
15B LOSS(OT) 23-25 M.LI 10
15C LOSS 36-8 C.SHI 3
15E LOSS 39-9 D.XU 4
14A LOSS 23-42 J.ZHENG 6
14B LOSS 15-23 R.GU 4
14C LOSS 41-21 A.LEE 10
14E LOSS 10-50 P.YU 6
14F LOSS 16-23 J.LOH 6

AAGPS First Grade Table

Played Won Lost For Against Points
Scots 3 3 0 308 133 6
Shore 3 3 0 211 144 6
Newington 3 2 1 191 153 5
St. Joseph's 3 2 1 243 233 5
King’s 3 1 2 152 157 4
High 3 1 2 195 212 4
St. Ignatius' 3 0 3 149 229 3
Grammar 3 0 2 126 314 3

This week our 1st Grade side had pulled off their first win of the season against King’s! Having lost to the same team by only one point at the Sydney School’s Shoot out in the holidays, it was sweet revenge for 1st Grade when it counted as we won by 11 points this time round. Characteristics of the King’s School in any age group are their gigantic size that tower over many of our High players. However, this week our Opens still managed to do extremely well having only 7th and 8th Grade losing by narrow 3 point margins, with Captain Weber Liu of 7th Grade extremely apologetic after stacking it in the final seconds and throwing the game away.

Following this, we have another match report from the captain of 6th Grade, who’s on a fiery winning streak since the beginning of the season:

Entrenched on a two-game winning streak, the 6th Grade Basketball team embarked on a long road trip to the King’s School for Round 3 of the GPS. Captain Kenneth Ho was quarantined from the team after failing to overcome influenza. After a one-week hiatus, speedster Terence Pham was reinstated to the starting line-up. Head Coach Mr W Baldock looked for a boost from new acquisition Marshall Li, and was extremely satisfied when Marshall continuously blocked out all the space in the key. Former All-Star Andrew Wu continued his renaissance with another vintage Air Wu performance, bulldozing his way to the bucket relentlessly, whilst also utilising the fly-swatting technique in defence. During the second half, Andrew Wu’s jaw dropping finesse held the King’s School at bay. In the closing seconds, Sydney High held on tenaciously, passing the ball around to burn the last 40 seconds of the game away.
Kenneth Ho

We also have Mr Hayman’s team of the week:

I was very impressed with the 14As who tied the second half of their game 14 points all. I’d like to see us break the Kings full court trap consistently next time. Most of the schools we play against have been practising for a number of years together when we meet them in Year 7. Such a close, tied game in the second half is a great result for us going forward.

This week we will be playing Sydney Grammar. Grammar has been an arch rival to High in basketball and academically. We look forward to seeing High winning most of this Saturday’s games, with the lower grades possibly pulling off their first win of the season if they haven’t already won!! Remember to use your time well and prepare yourself both mentally and physically this Saturday for a big game ahead. Good luck!

~ Go HIGH!
~ Play Hard, Play Smart and Play Together!
~ Brought to you by the Editor Glanden Zheng
~ Thank you to Mr B Hayman for all his contributions to HIGH Basketball

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Sydney Boys High School Rowing

Back to the Sheds Regatta 2012

High Rowing welcomed Old Boys, parents, and supporters to the Rowing Sheds last Saturday, 27th October for the Back to the Sheds Day. The day started well with beautiful weather for the High Challenge rowers to finish off their six week rowing program with a mini regatta right in front of the sheds. Congratulations to all 3 crews who rowed their best on the day and entered the spirit of the event with some colourful rowing outfits and crew names. Our Captain of Boats, Alex Pereira, welcomed old boys back to the sheds and thanked the High Rowing Challenge crews for their donations.

Then it got serious with the feature race of the day - the Best of the Old Boys challenging the School VIII. Congratulations to the Old Boys crew (which included some very recent Old Boys!) who had to put in a powerful and less technical race to beat the current School VIII over 500m for 2012.

Old Boys – Vlad Boulavine , James Gerofi, Isaac Eveleigh, Jack Musgrove, Dom Edgtton, David Andrews, Andrew Blomberg, Tim Gollan and coxed by Gareth Deacon.

School VIII – Alex Pereira, Nelson Tang, Steve Comninos, Daniel Keogh, Ashley Chan, Ronald Tran, Kin Pan, Brandon Vu, and coxed by Dan Tam.

A highlight of the day was the short ceremony to celebrate new signage provided by SHS Foundation -'The Outterside Centre' at the entrance to the centre, and 'Sydney Boys High School Boatshed' on the riverside of the sheds. Geoff Andrews, Chairman SHS Foundation, unveiled a portrait of Bob Outterside, Principal 1977 – 1992, to be mounted next to Jim Budge, as recognition of Bob’s outstanding contribution to Sydney Boys High School over many decades.

Upcoming Rowing Events -

  • Junior Head of the Parramatta – Saturday 3 November. This will be the first opportunity for all our Junior Quads to race. We will enter three Year 8 Quads, five Year 9 Quads, and two Year 10 Eights. A good vantage point to watch this time trial is from the Sydney Rowers Club.
  • Senior Head of the Parramatta – Saturday 10 November. Our senior eights and four, and the two Year 10 Eights will compete in this time trial 4000m down the Parramatta River.
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From Cricket

Match Results

1st XI Game 1 - HIGH 74 (20) (O. Duffy 23, V. Puvanendran 17, N. Anson 17) defeated by St Joseph's 1/75 (9)

1st XI Game 2 - Riverview 135 (20) (S. Thushyanthan 2/16 [4], A. Ramesh 2/24 [4], T. Garg 1/19 [4]) defeated HIGH 132 (20) (O. Duffy 70, A. Nayak 27) [Narrow Loss]

1st XI Game 3 - Newington 161 (20) defeated HIGH 95 (20) (O. Duffy 26, A. Nayak 23)

2nd XI Game 1 - Kings 5/132 (20) (A. Dao 3/29 [3], M. Yu 1/23 [4], J. Chew 1/23 [3]) defeated HIGH 5/71 (20) (V. Thayalan 28, Y. Wong 15)

2nd XI Game 2 - St Joseph's 4/190 (20) (Y. Wong 2/31 [4], C. Mao 1/25 [3], R. Dai 1/34 [4]) defeated HIGH 6/70 (20) (A. Chen 22, J. Cooper 21, Y. Wong 10*)

2nd XI Game 3 - Scots 5/182 (20) (V. Thayalan 2/41 [4], C. Mao 1/13 [1], Y. Wong 1/24 [3]) defeated HIGH 4/111 (20) (K. Pham 35*, S. Nampalli 31, Y. Wong 16*)

3rd XI - St. Joseph's 4/141 (20) (Wickets: M. Liu 2, K. Dhamoon 1, S. Nene 1) defeated HIGH 8/81 (20) (K.Vyas 37, J. Norman 20)

4th XI - HIGH 9/88 (20) (V. Bhakri 17, J. Wang 11, D. Chan 11, K. Giang 10) defeated by St Joseph's 2/89 (9) (R. Cheng 2/18 [2])

16 As - St Joseph's 5/175 (20) (R. Sura 2/41 [4], S. Baranwal 1/9 [4], T. Hossain 1/13 [4], J.Huang 1/31[4]) defeated HIGH 7/83 (20) (M. Betbeder-Matibet 17, N. Selvakkumar 15, S. Baranwal 11)

16 Bs - St Joseph's 6/160 (20) (V. Rajan 3/8 [3], T. George 1/9 [1], J. Tran 1/13 [2], J. Lim 1/19 [3]) defeated HIGH 2/132 (V. Rajan 56*, J. Tran 31*, K. Ke 28) [Competitive]

15 As - St Joseph's 4/153 (20) (P. Yu 2 wkts, K. Robinson 1 wkt) defeated by HIGH 3/154 (19) (J. Pope 76*, K. Subbanna 54) [WIN]

15 Bs - HIGH 6/116 (20) (S. Pulapaka 43, A. Narula 19*, S. Shringapure 16, A. Mao 10) defeated by St Joseph's 6/117 (17.3) (S. Shringapure 2/25) [Competitive]

20 October 2012

1st XI Game 1 - Shore 5/138 (20) defeated HIGH 7/110 (20) (T. Garg 50, O. Duffy 26) [Competitive]

1st XI Game 2 - Kings 8/89 (20) (O. Duffy 3/13, A. Kaluve 2/12) defeated by HIGH 7/90 (A. Nayak 34, O. Duffy 20) [WIN]

2nd XI Game 1 - HIGH 8/77 (20) (Y. Wong 23, J. Seroukas 22, V. Thayalan 10) defeated by Newington 4/78 (19.2) (R. Dai 2/7 [4], Y. Wong 1/17 [4]) [Narrow Loss]

2nd XI Game 2 - Grammar 3/171 (20) (V. Thayalan 1/30 [3]) defeated HIGH 9/100 (20) (V. Thayalan 37, S. Nampalli 31)

3rd XI - Newington 5/137 (20) (G. Farrugia 2/17 [4], M. Liu 2/20 [4]) defeated HIGH 9/85 (20) (S. Vimalanathan 21)

4th XI - Newington 7/117 (20) (R. Cheng 2/8, R. Chen 1/11, A. Punekar 1/11) defeated HIGH 5/64 (20) (A. Wong 20*, J. Jian 11, T. Hughes 10)

5th XI - HIGH 63 (J. Zheng 14) defeated by Shore 6th XI 0/66

16 As - HIGH 7/101 (20) (M. Betbeder-Matibet 35) defeated Grammar 16 B's 65 (19) (H. Gu, V. Murugananthan - 2 wkts) [WIN]

16 Bs - Newington 5/125 (20) (Shobhan Baranwal 2/17 [3], S. Subramanium 1/11 [2], A. Allingham 1/11 [2]) defeated HIGH 6/93 (20) (T.George 17, A. Allingham 27, S. Subramanium 11, B.Lee 11) [Competitive]

16 Cs - Grammar 2/126 (20) (A. Wong 1/6 [4], A. Hu 1/22 [4]) defeated by HIGH 6/127 (19) (A. Wong 22, K. Chong 17, A. Taing 17) [WIN]

15 As - HIGH 4/94 (20) (G.Shankar 30, K.Robinson 22, P.Yu 11) defeated Newington 7/91 (20) (K.Ke 2wkts) [WIN]

15 Bs - HIGH 7/96 (20) (S. Arudselvan 31, S. Shringapure 18*, Y. Zhou 10*) defeated by Newington 4/101 (14) (K. Agrawal 2/17) [Competitive]

14 As - Newington 4/92 (20) (F. Ayub 2/19 [4], H. Puvanenthiran 1/7 [4], R. Prabhu 1/10 [4]) defeated HIGH 7/89 (20) (R. Hossain 29 [38], L. Jepson 12 [11], S. Murugananthan 10 [35]) [Narrow Loss]

14 Bs - HIGH 6/107 (20) (I. Mohamed 37 [41], S. Saini 23 [35]) defeated by Newington 5/108 (16) (E. Zhou 1/7 [2.1], B. Graham 1/4 [1], S. Ngyuen 1/11 [2], T. Ngyuen 1/14 [2], A. Razmi 1/14 [2]) [Competitive]

14 Cs - HIGH 41 (10.4) defeated by Newington 3/50 (7.5) (B. Ngyuen 3/18 [H-T]) [Hat-Trick]

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From Tennis

High vs King’s

  1st Grade Result 2nd Grade Result
D1 1 + 2 W 6-4 7-6 1 + 2 L 3-6 6-4 8-10
D2 3 + 4 W 7-5 6-2 3 + 4 L 4-6 6-4 6-10
D3 5 + 6 W 6-3 3-6 10-7 5 + 6 L 4-6 0-6
S1 Brian Tran W 4-6 6-2 6-4 Richard Hao L 2-6 4-6
S2 Patrick Rynsaardt W 6-1 6-7 6-3 Carl Yang L 6-4 1-6 1-6
S3 Josh Sangueza W 6-2 6-4 Ryo Kawahashi L 4-6 2-6
S4 Adam Smagarinsky W 6-2 6-1 Calvin Zhou L 6-4 5-7 2-6
S5 Eddy Wang W 5-7 6-4 6-2 James Lin L 4-6 2-6
S6 Ian Li L 4-6 2-6 Bohan Deng L 4-6 2-6

1st Grade

The boys were in high spirits for the upcoming trial match against King’s, however missing our captain Frank Zhang it was always going to be a tough match. The doubles combinations worked well together to bring High to a 3-0 lead at the start of the day. The number 1 pair consisting of Patrick and Brian won in straight sets after a close second set tiebreak to end the match 6-4 7-6. Adam and Josh fought back from a set down to win in a nail biting 3rd set tiebreak with only 2 points being the difference 4-6 6-2 10-8. After losing the second set Ian and Eddy regained their focus and overcame their opponents in the 3rd set tiebreak. In the singles, Brian played a tough opponent and overcame many mental barriers to win his match in a deciding set 4-6 6-2 6-4. After an awesome first set Pat’s scorching forehand began missing only marginally, causing him to dig deep and defeat his opponent in a 3rd set 6-1 6-7 6-3. Josh played a solid match, not giving his opponent any chances of getting on top, winning in straight sets 6-2 6-4. Grinding his opponent down, Adam played an awesome match only dropping 3 games to overcome his opponent 6-2 6-1. After losing a close first set, Eddy played controlled and aggressive tennis to dispatch his opponent in a quick 3rd set 5-7 6-4 6-2. Filling in for first grade, Ian faced a tough task in his singles going down to a formidable opponent 4-6 2-6. The final result showed High on top of King’s with a score of 11-1. This is High’s first win over King’s in a number of years. The boys will be looking forward to our next match against our long-time rivals Grammar.
Patrick Rynsaardt

2nd Grade

2nd Grade headed to King’s in round 3 of the trial season fielding an inexperienced team, looking to improve on the performances of the previous weeks against Joeys and Newington. The doubles matches were close and competitive. Number 1 doubles Richard and Carl fought hard to win the second set after losing the first, but were unable to close out the match in the super tiebreaker, going down 3-6 6-4 8-10. Number 2 doubles Ryo and Calvin played well but could not overcome their opponents, losing 4-6 6-4 6-10. James and Bohan played together for the first time at Number 3 doubles, and could not maintain their level of play after a close first set, going down 4-6 0-6. In the singles, Richard played a solid opponent with a strong serve, and was unable to win some key points, going down 2-6 4-6. Carl played a very consistent opponent and took the first set, but lost the momentum in the second and third, losing his second three-setter in as many weeks, 6-4 1-6 1-6. Ryo performed well and had good rallies, but was outplayed by a quality opponent, 4-6 2-6. Calvin took the fight to his opponent and claimed the first set, but let the match slip after a close second set, going down 6-4 5-7 2-6. James played well against a solid opponent and unfortunately went down 4-6 2-6. Bohan had a tiring match with long groundstroke exchanges, but lost to a more consistent opponent 4-6 2-6. Although the end result was a loss, our team gained valuable experience and will train hard in preparation for next week’s fixture against Grammar.
Richard Hao

For more info check out the tennis website at: http://www.sydneyhigh.org.au/tennis/

15s Tennis played the King's School last week with all losses. The scores in doubles As were 1-6 (A1+2) and 3-6 (A3+4), Bs both 2-6. Some of our singles were closer to success, the closer matches were 5-6 for Preetham Kaddappu (A3), 5-6 Anthony Yu (A2) and 4-6 Rick Song (B4). Good luck for next week when we try to play more consistently.
Garry Huang

16s Match Report 
Captain: James Chee, A1
The SBHS 16s Tennis played the King’s School for the third week of the GPS trial season. The early doubles performances from each pairing looked promising for the rest of the day. The A1 and A2 doubles won a very close set with the one break in serve 6-4. Whilst in the Cs and impressive show of class from C3 and C4 blasted a 6-1 win. However, as the matches progressed High started to lose form with only three of sixteen singles having been won by High, and all coming from the C and D teams. We intend to use this experience to prepare us for the main season in Term 1 of 2013.

3rd-4th Grade
Coming off dominant performances last week against Newington, and with the arrival of our new coach Antoine, 3rds and 4ths ventured up north to Parramatta with high hopes to face King’s. The day started off well, with High clinching 3 impressive wins in the doubles. However, in the singles, despite bravely consistent hitting from 3rd Grade, we were outplayed by our big-hitting King’s opponents. 4th grade had much more impressive results, with commanding victories from Denny Dien and Andrew Tayeh, 6-0 and 6-1 respectively, to ensure another convincing back-to-back win against King’s. Keep up the great work!

6th Grade
On the weekend Sydney High’s 6th grade tennis team played against The King’s School in a tight series of games. As they are among the top GPS schools in tennis, we knew the day’s matches would be a challenge. To start off the morning the 6th1 (Jason Garrett) and 6th2 (Michel Hauser) won their doubles convincingly 6-3. However 6th3 (William Du) and 6th4 (Gordon Qi) were soundly beaten 2-6 putting the set score between the schools at 1-1. In singles, despite playing fiercely and attempting comebacks through many difficult points, Jason Garrett, William Du and Gordan Qi were all defeated 3-6, 4-6 and 1-6 respectively making King’s the overall winners. However, Michel Hauser stole the spotlight of the day. Despite being down 1-5 early in the set, he managed to pull himself together and bounce back to admirably win his set in a tiebreaker.
Jason Garrett

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