Kariong students excel at schools’ tennis tournament

Thirty three students from the International Tennis School at Kariong competed in the Eastwood Thornleigh District Tennis Association’s (ETDTA) schoolboys’ and schoolgirls’ tennis tournament recently

The highly regarded school teams’ events are sought-after titles for both secondary and primary school players, with the individual events running for six days.

The International Tennis School’s (ITS) secondary team of Rhys Searant, Matt Ellis, Ryan Harford and Teodora Jovic took out the ETDTA Secondary Schools Team Championship with a hard-fought battle with Chatswood High School.

The primary schools team events consisted of three different tournaments on the day with two players per team in mixed doubles, boys’ doubles and girls’ doubles.

ITS captured the primary schools mixed doubles event with Oliver Ryan and Sarah Mazaraki. Nick De Vivo and Adam Miller made it to the final of the primary boys’ doubles event and Georgia Booker and Gloria Jovic made it to the semi-finals of the primary girls’ doubles.

Individual events saw ITS dominate the field with Rhys Searant taking out the open schoolboys event, Nick De Vivo and Riley Courtney captured the year seven boys’ double title and many more making it to the finals of other events only to be narrowly defeated.

ITS director of tennis, Mr Greg Brownlow said the players fulfilled all expectations and followed the school motto of one percent better every day and take no shortcuts.

“I was very happy with the performance of our students throughout the tournament and look forward to the next event.”

Media release,
Dec 3, 2015
International Football/
Tennis School