Tennis Wrap Up Round 2

St Peter’s Lutheran College and Padua College will meet in a clash of unbeaten teams on Saturday in the third round of the AIC First IV tennis championship.

St Laurence’s College is also unbeaten after a high-quality opening to the season.

St Peter’s overcame Iona College 7-1 last weekend as it continued on its path to a sixth consecutive First IV title.

But Padua shapes as a legitimate challenger at Indooroopilly this Saturday, buoyed by a 7-1 win over Villanova College.

Padua’s Casey Hoole and Alex Rice have been undefeated in their matches this season, setting up a much-anticipated clash with St Peter’s.

Padua tennis coordinator Simon Stower said: “All players have improved through the tennis program (this year). Our coach Declan Peirce has worked very hard with the squad and they have responded well to his coaching.”

This includes Year Nine student Zac Reilly who has emerged from two super-tie breaks to stay unbeaten in his singles matches.

St Laurence’s overcame St Edmund’s 8-0 last Saturday to extend an unbeaten streak that will be tested at Marist College Ashgrove this weekend.

Marist Ashgrove toppled St Patrick’s College 6-2 last weekend at Coops at Aspley.

St Patrick’s are improving with a team including Year 7 student Noah Burley, the youngest First IV player this season, showing great spirit in a 4-6, 6-7 singles loss.

St Patrick’s welcome St Edmund’s this weekend as both teams seek their first win for 2019.

Iona will take on Villanova after two strong performances against St Peter’s and Padua.