School sports: Defending champions RI, ACS (I) retain girls and boys A Division tennis crowns

ACS(I)'s Julian Cheng (left) and Joshua Tan (right) beat RI's Ashton Tan and Wesley Wong in the National Schools Tennis A Division boys doubles finals.
ACS(I)'s Julian Cheng (left) and Joshua Tan (right) beat RI's Ashton Tan and Wesley Wong in the National Schools Tennis A Division boys doubles finals.ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

SINGAPORE - Raffles Institution (RI) and Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) defended their National Schools tennis A Division titles, after emerging as winners on Thursday (May 4) at the Kallang Tennis Centre.

RI beat Hwa Chong Institution 4-1 to claim their seventh consecutive girls' title. There was no double celebration though as the Raffles' boys team lost 2-3 to ACS (I).

ACS (I)'s victory sees them take their third consecutive A boys' title.

Said ACS (I) player Joshua Tan: "We both came into the match expecting them (Raffles) to play quite well. They played quite well for the whole game."

The Year 2 student added: "Our strategy was to try to play our game. We like to play aggressive, so we tried to speed up the tempo of the game, we tried to keep the point short.

"We know that we probably won't be able to handle long rallies all the time."