Mt Carmel will head to Sydney for the Todd Woodbridge Cup after beating Jugiong Public School in the Yass Tennis Gala Day at the Hume Tennis Club on Wednesday, October 12.
After a tie at the end of the match, tournament director Benjamin Dew (Tennis Australia) conducted a points countback where Mt Carmel won 68–54.
“There’s about 18 kids today from Mt Carmel and nine of them haven’t travelled outside of Yass for sports so it’s a good reward for their hard work,” Mt Carmel teacher Deon Noval said.
For a school with about 30 students, Jugiong’s second-placed effort did not go unnoticed.
“The kids there seem to just have a natural talent for the sport,” Hume Tennis Club coach Scott Eulenstein said.
“We weren’t sure how the kids would react seeing that it’s the first for them, but they really like it so far,” he said.
The tennis gala day was a partnership between Tennis Australia, Hume Tennis Club and Yass Valley region primary schools.
Other public schools that participated were Yass, Gunning, Dalton and Bowning.
Tournament director Benjamin Dew said the enthusiasm of the students were commended.
“It’s been a really great turnout, the kids have been very receptive to it,” he said.
The Todd Woodbridge Cup will be held at the State Tennis Centre, Homebush on November 8–9.