12 May 2019 | Tennis SA

Queensland were yesterday announced as the 2019 Pizzey Cup champions following their dominant display at the week-long competition in Adelaide on Saturday.

The gold medal winning team finished the rain-interrupted week undefeated, claiming their first Pizzey Cup title since 2006 and ending a ten-year reign of New South Wales over the event.

New South Wales finished in second place and Western Australia took home the bronze.

The Pizzey Cup, which doubles as the 2019 School Sport Australia Tennis Championships, saw 115 secondary school students from across the country descend on Adelaide for the prestigious event from Saturday 4 to Saturday 11 May 2019, with matches held at West Lakes Tennis Club and Seaside Tennis Club throughout the week.

South Australia finished fourth with three wins and three losses, with Stefan Bianchet, Jasmine Adams, Cydney Crumbie and Chloe Schwarz selected in the All-Australian Team.

The Tennis Australia Cup individual event, saw fifth seed James McCabe (NSW) defeat top seed Zac Larke (Qld) 7-6 6-2, while second seed Grace Schumacher (NSW) mounted a second set comeback to defeat top Lexie Weir (WA) 6-1 6-4 in the girls.

Tennis Australia in conjunction with School Sport Australia and School Sport South Australia joined forces to bring the tournament for kids aged 18 and under to life after the tournament first began in 1963.

Team SA

Stefan Bianchet, Mercedes College
Lachlan Brain, Sacred Heart College
Kristo Daminato, Pulteney Grammar School
Connor Gibson, St Paul’s College
Terry Karahalios, Henley High School
Noah Koeroessy, Marryatville High School
Luke Mascione, Muirden Senior College
Connor Wallin, Henley High School

Jasmine Adams, Woodcroft College
Cydney Crumbie, Brighton Secondary College
Ebony Harper, Westiminster College
Tully Richter, Nazareth Catholic College
Hayley Riessen, Heathfield High School
Chloe Schwarz, St Michael’s College
Madison Schwarz, St Michael’s College
Mia Tsoukalas, Immanuel College

2019 Pizzey Cup team final standings

Place Team Ties Won Ties Lost Points Rubbers Won Rubbers Lost
1st Queensland 6 0 12 79 29
2nd New South Wales 4 1 9 76 26
3rd Western Australia 4 1 9 63 39
4th South Australia 3 3 6 64 44
5th Victoria 2 4 4 48 60
6th Tasmania 1 5 2 26 82
7th Australian Capital Territory 0 6 0 16 92

2019 School Sport Australia All Australian Boys Team

First name Last name State
1 Zac Larke Queensland
2 Lathan Treacy Queensland
3 James McCabe New South Wales
4 Michael Zhang New South Wales
5 Stefan Bianchet South Australia
6 Ruben McCormack Tasmania
7 Sam Whitehead Tasmania
8 James O’Sullivan Victoria
9 Luka Brown Western Australia
10 Ethan Cook Western Australia

2019 School Sport Australia All Australian Girls Team

First name Last name State
1 Anja Nayer Queensland
2 Amelija Swaffer-Selff Queensland
3 Grace Schumacher New South Wales
4 Laia Pasini New South Wales
5 Jasmine Adams South Australia
6 Cydney Crumbie South Australia
7 Chloe Schwarz South Australia
8 Eloise Swarbrick Victoria
9 Pearl Jansz Victoria
10 Lexie Weir Western Australia