Three schools off to Sydney for state Todd Woodbridge Cup finals

Three Riverina schools are looking to take on the best tennis players across the state after qualifying for the Todd Woodbridge Cup state finals.

After finishing third in the inaugural state competition, Lake Albert will head to Sydney in November after winning through from the Riverina finals on Monday.

After topping their pools at Jim Elphick Tennis Centre, South Wagga and Young Public Schools also qualified for the finals at Sydney Olympic Park on November 8 and 9.

The schools had a three-way final to determine the best in the Riverina.

Just like in June when defeating Lake Albert to take out the Wagga round, South Wagga came away with the gold after winning both ties in the final.

Lake Albert finished with silver after proving too strong for Young, who claimed the bronze, in their clash.

Tennis Australia NSW schools co-ordinator John Ferguson was impressed with the tennis on display.

“It was a very enjoyable day,” Ferguson said.

“Lake Albert finished third in the state last year and are going back to try and go a couple better.”

Each of the games involved two boys doubles, two girls doubles and four mixed doubles game.

Players use low compression balls and smaller racquets.

More than 140 children, and around 100 parents, were on hand at the Jim Elphick Tennis Centre.

Students from as part as Lake Cargelligo, Ungarie and Boorowa qualified as the final 17 schools from across the region.