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Tennis Tough Love

By Finlay Watt

 On Thursday the 5th of November the Galashiels Academy Tennis Team played Fife team Waid Academy in the 2nd round of the Scottish Schools Cup at Galashiels Academy. The Gala team featured (Seed 1) Thomas Otton, (2) Lewis Watt, (3) Ronnie Fox and (4) Andrew Chandler. Overall Gala gave a solid performance and managed to take the very strong Waid team to a deciding tiebreak for the match after drawing 3-3 with their opponents after the 4 single matches and the 2 double matches. Unfortunately Gala lost the overall tiebreak 2-1 with Gala winning the doubles and losing the two singles matches.  This meant Waid put Gala out after a very tight match and so will progress to the 3rd round of the cup. Although Gala are out, they continue to train every week and are hoping to do even better in the cup next year after developing some of the younger players in the squad to 1st team level.