Brisbane Boys’ College dominated the Orange Ball category and was named State Champion at the 2023 Tennis Queensland Primary Schools Cup.
The team, consisting of Year 5 students Bentley Kang, Oliver Rowden, Harry Bridle and Hursh Menon, defeated Caningeraba State School with 23-11 in the Finals.
Around 1,200 students from 85 schools in the State joined in three tiers of modified Tennis Hot Shots, who began competing at the regional trials prior to the State Finals at the United Cup in Brisbane.
Tennis Queensland Primary Schools Cup comes in three different categories: The red ball, an entry-level competition is for students in Year 4 and below; the orange ball category is for students in Year 5 and below; and Green Ball category is for Year 6 and below.
Meanwhile, Brisbane Boys’ College also excelled at the Green Ball category, finishing Third in the State. The team consisted of Albert Ge, Jonathan Zhang, Ethan Huang and Chengze Du.
The Toowong school is proud of the boys’ achievement and also thanked the coaches Ethan Wilkinson and Leo Prudencio for their involvement with getting the boys prepared for the big finale.
BBC said the boys also managed to mingle with numerous professional players, including Iga Swiatek, Jill Teichmann, Caper Ruud, Hubert Hurkacz, Matteo Berretini and Stan Wawrinka over the four days of competition.
“Many autographs were gained, and the boys also got to walk through the players’ area and out onto Pat Rafter arena in front of the United Cup crowd. It was a fantastic experience for all,” BBC stated in a social media post.
To see the full results from the 2023 Tennis Queensland Primary Schools Cup, visit tennis.com.au.