Eunice tennis teams make school proud

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LEE KHOTLELE

Bloemfontein – Eunice Girls’ School’s tennis first team claimed second spot while the B-team finished fourth at the school’s Tennis Festival.

For the first time in the history of the school, Eunice held a tennis festival at the school’s tennis courts from 22-25 October 2014.

A total number of six teams participated in the three-day festival. St. Stithians Girls’ College, St. Mary’s High, Pearson Girls’ School, Cradock High School, as well as the hosts’ two teams.

The hosts filled their B-team in the space of an invitational team. The B-team surprised many as they beat Cradock’s and Pearson’s first teams in two close matches to clinch the fourth spot.

The Johannesburg-based school, St. Mary’s claimed the first position while their compatriots, St. Stithians Girls’ College clinched the third. Meanwhile, Pearson Girls’ and Cradock High School finished at the fifth and last spots respectively.

Stefan van Schalkwyk of Eunice was impressed with the great job done on and off the courts.

He lauded the performance of the teams and the quality of the matches, adding that for this reason, the tournament would be organised yearly.

“Eunice’s teams did well. For our second team to beat the other schools’ first teams was unbelievable. This shows that the standard of tennis in the school is of high quality,’ he told Courant.

“This tells us that our depth in the teams is quite good. We’re excited with what we witnessed in the three-day tournament. The standard of festival was good and the players also did well. It was a successful event enjoyed by many who were present,” he concluded.