Hail the tennis machine

Hail the tennis machine
National Schools A Division Tennis Championships at Kallang Tennis Centre on 7 May 2014. RI girls’ team’s Stephanie Wong (left) and Hannah Chew (centre) with their trophies.

It looks as if no one can stop the Raffles Institution (RI) juggernaut in the A Division National Schools Tennis Championships.

While both finals were close, RI extended their stranglehold of the A Division team event yesterday when they clinched both the boys' and girls' titles for the fourth year running.

Their boys' team beat Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and the girls' team defeated Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC), both by 3-2 scorelines, at the Kallang Tennis Centre.

With their win, the RI boys extended their reign as A Division kingpins to six years.

When asked how the school has been able to dominate the division, RI head coach Weber Oh told The New Paper: "It's the fighting spirit. The players fight hard, and even if they lose, they come out of the game knowing they've given their all.

"What I always tell them is to give of their best, no matter the result.

"They are responsible for their own results. They give their all during training and I try to prepare them as much as I can, but it's up to them. If we win, it's their victory."

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