WONTHAGGI Secondary College students battled it out against other top schools in the state tennis finals last week.
On Monday, May 22, students Caleb Cummins, Harry McInnes, Jack Clements and Liam Wilson-Brown travelled to Boroondara Tennis Centre to compete against schools Box Hill Senior Secondary College, Catholic College Wodonga and Melbourne High School.
Wonthaggi Secondary College students played match after match to take home equal fifth.
McBride campus manager and VCE coordinator, Phil Hughes, said it was a great result.
“An excellent effort considering the extremely high level of tennis displayed at the event,” he said.
“All players should be proud of their achievements – the highest any Wonthaggi Secondary College tennis team has been ranked in Victoria.”
He also thanked Josh Griffin and Max Dyball, who were part of the teams that progressed in the South Gippsland and Gippsland stages, but could not make it to the state finals.
Jack selected as an All Australian
WONTHAGGI Secondary College student Jack Clements captained Victoria in this year’s Pizzey Cup, the biggest tennis tournament in the country for secondary school students.
The event has featured some of the biggest names in Australian tennis including Pat Rafter and Sam Stosur.
This year’s event was played at Shepparton Lawn Tennis Club from April 29 to May 7.
New South Wales won with 83 rubbers, second was Western Australia with 72, third was Queensland with 69, fourth Victoria with 67 ahead of South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT.
At the conclusion of the event, 10 boys and girls were selected for the All Australian team based on their performance throughout the whole week of competition using the ‘Sudlow’ points system.
The All Australian team is invited to 2018 Australian Open.
Jack won the Kevin Horrigan Plate as the top individual performer of the tournament.