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Week 9, Term Three, 2017

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Somerset's tennis champions will now prepare for the State Finals in January after an impressive show at The Regional Red Ball final. The Brisbane International Schools’ Challenge was held this week, with the College playing host to five other Gold Coast schools.

Teams from Coombabah, St Vincents, Merrimac Tallebudgera and TSS competed in the Red Ball format in both singles and doubles. The competition is open to students in Year 4 and below and aligns to the National Curriculum bands.

Matches were played in a round robin format which allowed each student the opportunity to compete in numerous matches throughout the day. Somerset College students showed fantastic tactical awareness and employed consistency as their prevalent component for their matches. This proved to be successful with the Somerset College team going through undefeated to win the Regional final.

As a result, Somerset will now progress through to the State Final to be played at the State Tennis Centre in January, during the Brisbane International. Somerset College will field representatives in each of the Red, Orange and Green Ball sections of the State Finals and have the opportunity to play alongside some of the world’s best tennis players in Brisbane.

Many thanks to Luke Spanner for his organisation and team management for the event.

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