Riverina’s brightest tennis youngsters fight on in state championships | Photos

Wagga played host to the girl’s NSW Combined High Schools Championships on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the finals set for Thursday morning at Jim Elphick Tennis Centre.

The Riverina representative team will play off for seventh and eighth in the final stage of the ten-team competition.

The local side had one win and three losses within pool play across the first two days, downing Sydney East in their opening game and coming within one point of toppling Sydney West.

The team features promising talent from across the region, including Griffith High School’s Charlie Power, Young High School’s Monique Dorman and Deniliquin High School’s Bree Collins and Elmear Gogarty.

Riverina School Sport coordination officer Terry Willis said he was very happy with the first two days of competition.

“It’s been fantastic so far,” he said.

“There has been a very high level of talent.

“We’ve seen a great competitive nature from some of the best female players in the state.”

North Coast and Sydney North will play off in Thursday’s final.

It has been 10 years since the competition was last played in the Riverina.