Tennis Queensland hosted its annual Primary Schools Cup, 29 October. The Cup is a modified event which attracts schools from all over the hinterland, all with the hopes of succeeding to the prestigious state finals later in the year. Somerset College showed up in force, with 34 students, four coaches and six teams competing across three divisions!

Players started competing at 9.00am and the event was scheduled to finish at 3.00pm, so despite the shortened format of tennis, it was going to be an endurance event. Our Spartans fought hard throughout the day in the ‘Fast 4’ formatted matches for the Green and Orange Ball teams, whereas the Red Ball team competed in a slightly different format.

The Red Ball team fought off all the other schools in both boys and girls divisions, taking out the whole event! Of the 240 ‘mini matches’ the boys team played; they won an amazing 184 of them! The girl’s team pipped St Vincent’s in the finals by a mere two points, great to see our students could handle the pressure! Winning the event is a great achievement for our young Spartans and they now get a chance to compete in the state finals later this year. The Orange Ball boys’ team had some tough competition and unfortunately came short in the play-offs but finished up with a respectful third place. The Orange Ball girls team competed hard through the day and nearly caused a few upsets of more experienced teams, however also narrowly missed out of the play-offs, and ended up fifth. The Green Ball teams faced some formidable opponents and unfortunately missed out on the play-offs, having two of the teams’ best players suffer injuries, mere hours before the event, did not help their chances. Our mixed Green Ball team 1 finished up sixth on the day and the Green Ball 2 team finished up eighth . This division was particularly competitive this year, so we’re proud of what our Spartans achieved.

Overall, it was a great team event for our students and coaches. We now look ahead to the state finals held later this year. We thank you to all the students for their best efforts and look forward to entering the event again next year.

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