THE St Andrew’s first rowing eight have been honoured by receiving their colours after an excellent season in which they remained unbeaten against Eastern and Western Cape opposition.
The team had a podium finish at the prestigious Buffalo Regatta and finished the season with a silver medal in a close race against St Benedict’s at the South Africa Schools Championships.
The squad also had two fours teams who qualified for the A final in the national champs, taking the bronze medal and the fifth position.
They also had three pairs in the top 10 in the country.
The squad members were: Damon Evans, Jack Brunette, Richard Hobson, Andrew Turner, Nicholas Moses, Guy Beckett, Julian Smith, Nicholas Wilkinson, Andrew Meiklejohn and Matthew Kroon (a re-award).
THE St Andrew’s tennis team clinched the Knowling Shield against Graeme and Kingswood, defeating Graeme in their final encounter.
Having lost Camran Macfarlane and Jayden Pienaar to injuries, the pressure was on, with St Andrew’s needing to win at least 4-1 to secure the Shield.
They won the first three matches, which left Murray Long (singles) and the third doubles match to decide the tie. Long ended a fine week of tennis by pulling out all the stops to beat Albany No2 Russell Dixon in three sets, taking the pressure off Brendan Owen and James Lake, who were able to win in straight sets.
In their encounter, St Andrew’s seconds beat Graeme 3-1.
The final points after the Knowling Shield matches were: St Andrew’s 7, Graeme 4, Kingswood 4.