Sacred Heart shows top tennis skills

Sacred Heart Primary School pupils Cooper Roberts and Laura McGuane display their shield after their Colac school claimed the Tennis South West Primary School Challenge title.

SACRED Heart Primary School pupils showed they had the qualities to be the next Lleyton Hewitt or Sam Stosur after winning their sixth interschool tennis shield.

The school defeated six other Colac district teams to claim the annual Tennis South West Primary School Challenge in its 14th year, finishing the round robin doubles matches with 98 games.

The result narrowly edged out runner-up St Mary’s, 96 games, and third-placed Colac Primary School, 89.

Organiser Nicole Lynch, of Sacred Heart, said the pupils showed great sportsmanship during the contest at Colac Lawn Tennis Club’s Church Street courts.

“They were terrific, we had teams from Colac competing and surrounding schools as well – we had some Polwarth teams Birregurra and Beeac came in so it wasn’t just the Colac schools,” she said.

“Sacred Heart has had a pretty good record over the years.”

Sacred Heart’s Annabelle Perrett and Natalie Weller were integral in the team’s success, going undefeated for the day to claim the girls’ individual pairs title, while St Mary’s young guns Jarrod Marwood and Tye Cirillo were the top boys’ duo.

St Mary’s won the interschool tennis competition last year.

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