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Girls Tennis Brings Home the Gold

SGIS Girls and Boys Tennis Tournament

The TASIS tennis team traveled to Leysin on May 5th and 6th to participate in the SGIS tournament. On Saturday, TASIS entered both a boys and girls doubles team. On the boys side, Alexis de Bruin '12 and Ilya Bessudnov '13 demonstrated how far they've come this season, but they were ultimately knocked out of the tournament after two matches. The girls team of Kate Ivanova '15 and Larisa Men'shikova '12 fared extremely well and weren't seriously tested until the semi-final against Kumon. Playing against two baseline players, TASIS was forced to be aggressive and played inspired tennis on their way to an 8-4 victory. In the final the TASIS girls cruised and beat Basel handily to bring home a first place trophy. Congratulations to them on their victory.

On Sunday, TASIS entered two teams in the mixed doubles category. Ilya Bessudnov '13 and Sasha Krasnoperets '15 played well and won two matches before succumbing to a powerful team from Leysin American School. Aleksandar Antelj '13 and Larisa Men'shikova '12 fared the same, winning two matches and losing in a tight match to another team from LAS.
 
TASIS Invitational
On April 28th, TASIS hosted three tennis teams from ICS, ISZL, and ISB at the Les Amis tennis center in Cadempino for an all day tournament. There were four flights: boys singles, boys doubles, girls singles, and girls doubles. In both events for girls TASIS performed exceptionally well, placing first by large margins. Kate Ivanova '15 won her four matches by a combined score of 32-4. The doubles team of Larisa Men'shikova '12 and Sasha Krasnoperets '15 were nearly as dominant, winning all four of their matches by a combined score of 32-8. On the boys side, Aleksandar Antelj '13 avenged an earlier loss by beating ISB in the final. All together it was an excellent tournament and ended with three 1st place finishes for TASIS.

Congratulations to the TASIS tennis teams on a fine season.
 
More photographs from the TASIS Tennis Invitational can be viewed in the
 
 

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