Schools from the Great Southern zone impress at the state regional tennis finals
St Patrick’s Primary School snatched third place in the State regional tennis finals in Perth at the weekend.
The Katanning-based side earned a spot alongside St Bernards from Kojonup at the Country Schools Tennis Challenge Amateur Plate in Tambellup last week, as both sides dominated the competition to come out on equal points and earn a trip to the city.
The two sides took to the courts on Friday for the Tennis-in-Schools competition played out between 12 regional sides, split into pools of six.
Each tie consisted of four singles games and two doubles matches. Teams played every other side in their pool and the teams that came out with the most points played off in a grand final.
St Patrick’s and St Bernard’s both finished second in their respective pools and they played off for third place as a result.
In a hard-fought match, St Patrick’s came out on top to claim the bronze medal.
St Patrick’s principal Brett Wilkie said he was incredibly proud of the hardworking students who did so well against much bigger schools.
“We only had 15 children in our Year 5 and 6 classes to choose from ... I think it says a lot about the spirit of our school as we seem to often do really well in team events,” he said.
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