WONTHAGGI Secondary College student Jack Clements again represented Victoria in the prestigious Pizzey Cup this year, 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 the University of Queensland in Brisbane from April 28 to May 6.
New South Wales won with 86 rubbers, second was Western Australia with 68, third was Queensland with 61, fourth Victoria with 60 ahead of South Australia, the ACT and Tasmania.
Jack, from Inverloch, played brilliantly for the entire tournament and was awarded a place in the All Australian Merit team.
“I felt really good at the tournament, I was playing consistently and it was good to be selected in the All Australian team,” Jack said.
The School Sport Australia All Australian Team was selected at the conclusion of the Pizzey Cup.
Selections were based on players’ performance throughout the whole week of competition (individual and team results) using the Sudlow points system.
The team was presented with medallions and for the second year the All Australian Team will attend the Australian Open in 2019.
Jack will now turn his attention to the Victorian State School Tennis final this week.
He will lead the Wonthaggi Secondary College team to the Boroondara Tennis Centre to compete against schools Box Hill Senior Secondary College and Maribyrnong College.
Assistant principal and school tennis coach, Phil Hughes, said the school was very proud of Jack’s accomplishments both inside and outside of school.
“It’s great to have people like Jack representing our school. He is a tremendous competitor and quite often has to compete against much bigger sports colleges which really puts our school on the map,” he said.