St Mary's and Beauy State School tennis champs perform well against all odds

GREEN BALL TEAM: Hayden Griffin, Logan Taylor and Joseph Sidey.

GREEN BALL TEAM: Hayden Griffin, Logan Taylor and Joseph Sidey.

ON Friday students from both St Mary's and Beaudesert State School represented the Pacific Rim district at the Brisbane International School Challenge after qualifying at the Pacific Rim district Brisbane International Schools Challenge held at Beaudesert and District Tennis Association only a few weeks earlier.

St Mary's and Beaudesert State School students took part in the Red Ball competition against schools from the South Coast region.

Club spokeswoman Myleigh Taylor said neither school was successful in making it to the next stage but all students played very well, trying hard, showing beautiful sportsmanship and most of all having fun.

Beaudesert State School also had a green ball team consisting of Logan Taylor, Hayden Griffin and Joseph Sidey.

Beaudesert State School and St Mary's students made their parents, coaches and community proud.

Beaudesert State School and St Mary's students made their parents, coaches and community proud.

Unfortunately their fourth player became ill the night before and had to withdraw.

Ms Taylor said due to not having minimum numbers their team would automatically have to forfeit one singles and doubles match.

"Knowing this, the boys still went out and played every match- even the matches that would be automatically forfeited," she said.

"They were fair, great sportsmen and great team mates.

"They gave it their all and they killed it winning nearly all of their matches. If the forfeited matches' points could have counted they would have been right up there as one of the top teams."

Ms Taylor said the students played well and represented their schools and district with honour.