NIHS had a hard-fought, see-sawing affair against St. John's Grammar School on Friday, ultimately resulting in a 1-2 defeat after a tense deciding set. Eric and Stefan were named as stand out performers on the day.
The Middle B team kept their unbeaten streak alive, securing a 2-1 victory over Prince Alfred College. Scott and Abdullah provided a spark for the boys, aiding their successful evening.
An undermanned NIHS faced a tough challenge against Westminster College, resulting in a 0-3 loss. Thomas and Waleed fought hard for the team throughout the match despite the loss.
It was a spectacular showing from the Senior A’s on Saturday morning in the NIHS badminton arena with the team playing exceptionally well to defeat the highly regarding St. Peter’s College side. The result came down to the final top doubles pairing of Yeshas and Raghav who produced highlight after highlight in powering the team across the line. A memorable win for NIHS and all involved.
It was an unfortunately close loss for the Senior B1, who narrowly went down to St. Paul’s College 5-7 in total games. Ruilin and Allegra were excellent on the day, highlighting their continued improvement across multiple seasons.
The Senior C flew the flag for NIHS in continuing their winning form with an 8-4 win against St. Paul’s College. Nishil and Sanuth were named as best players in the win.
A dominant display from the Middle B1 team saw them claim a big scalp in St. Peter’s College with a commanding 11-2 victory. Vinuthi and Mudit were recognised for their efforts, comfortable winning both their singles and doubles matches.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the Middle B2 team who also faced St. Peter’s College. The team were unable to register a game in a heavy 0-12 defeat. Despite the loss, Hyun-Woo and Xantheh tried hard all morning for the team.
The other of our Middle B1 sides travelled to Blackfriars for their much-anticipated clash. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be for the side who battled valiantly but were unable to topple a strong outfit (3-9). Kenneth showed his big potential with a standout display, supported by Sean who has been a consistently strong performer.
It was a similar story for the grouped Middle B2 side who also travelled to Blackfriars Priory School, going down 2-9 on total games. Emma and Rati played well to secure wins across singles and doubles matches despite the overall outcome.
The Middle C2 continued their strong of competitive matches against St. Ignatius College, ending with a 4-8 defeat. The defeat was an honourable loss however given the team is currently playing low numbers due to player injuries. David and Sandith were named as best players.
No game for the girls this weekend as a result of a Kildare College forfeit. The team looks forward to getting on court again in their next fixture on Saturday morning.
The senior girls put their feet forward as a competition top contender, scoring a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Cardijn College. Zoe and Ruby were substantial all morning, especially in defending numerous Cardijn attacking forays.
The Senior C1 fronted up against a tough St. Ignatius College team on Saturday and despite the best efforts of key players Caitlin and Manreet were unable to overcome a strong team, falling 0-3 in sets.
NIHS Middle B1 side bounced back from a tough defeat to win their match against Mercedes College with an emphatic 3-0 victory. The sisters in the team stole the show on Saturday, with Karenza and Zaria both performing well.
NIHS ground out a memorable 2-1 victory over Unley High School. The match ebbed and flowed throughout; however it was Erin and Mia who stood up for NIHS to help secure the win.
NIHS got their season win tally ticking with a closely contested match and resulting win against Marryatville High School (2-1). The top performers on the day were Fatima and Chiara, who provided consistency and effectiveness with their play.
Year 7 B:
The Year 7 team faced their toughest test to date, a strong St. Ignatius College side. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts Eloise and Abby the team was unable to secure a win, going down 3 sets to 0.