Tennis Preview Round 5

St Peter’s Lutheran College have a sixth consecutive AIC Tennis First IV premiership on their racquets after another unbeaten run ended last Saturday.

St Laurence’s College lost its first match of the season when the spirited Padua College team won an entertaining match that was eventually decided on games 62-51.

St Peter’s 8-0 win over Villanova College last Saturday left it atop the ladder with four wins from as many rounds, ahead of Padua and St Laurence’s tied in second place.

St Laurence’s faces another challenge this week when it hosts Iona College, which toppled the young St Patrick’s College team 8-0 last weekend. St Laurence’s then faces St Peter’s in a match that could help to land the first ever First IV title for the South Brisbane school.

St Laurence’s went into last Saturday’s clash with Padua hopeful that it could overturn the result from a trial match before the season that went to Padua by a slim margin.

The Padua team, led by nationally-ranked junior Casey Hoole, found last Saturday’s clash tighter than the trial match. Padua, playing without any Year 12s, won on games after the traditional scoring method could not split the teams.

St Peter’s went to Villanova for an 8-0 win, continuing on the form that helped them to a thrilling win over Padua in the previous round. 

Marist College Ashgrove achieved their largest win for 2019 with a 7–1 victory over St Edmund’s College at Ipswich. Marist Ashgrove will host Villanova this Saturday.

St Patrick’s will play northside rivals Padua at Kedron. The St Patrick’s team includes Year 7 student Noah Burley who has begun in First IV level at the same age as Padua captain Casey Hoole.