Sydney NSW, Australia, 5 November 2013 | Tennis Australia

The Sydney University Lions are a team to watch in their first year competing in the Asia Pacific Tennis League.

Both Men’s and Women’s teams are notably rich in experience with most players having held a WTA or ATP ranking. Notable standouts are Hayley Ericksen being as high as WTA 566, and Jurek Stasiak as high as 213.

Being one of Sydney’s Oldest Universities, the tennis scholarship program is one to be commended. With most players in the men’s and women’s teams holding a tennis scholarship with the university. The lions have most definitely built upon the camaraderie of already playing in a team atmosphere.

An already established team The Lions support crew from the various sports across the university will be there to barrack for their fellow Lion Cubs.

If the ties comes down to the wire, The Lions will be the ones to beat.