CATHOLIC College Bendigo won the Molly Sandner Cup in yesterday’s girls’ tennis challenge at the Bendigo Bank tennis complex.
Students in years 9 and 10 from the six secondary colleges across Bendigo vied for the Molly Sandner Cup, and the Kel Pell trophy for boys, which was won by Bendigo South East.
Although Crusoe won more games, CCB took the title as it beat Crusoe in their contest in sudden-death.
A member of the bankmecu-backed Bendigo Advertiser-WIN Television Hall of the Fame, Kel Pell was courtside.
Alec Sandner was at the BTA’s headquarters in Nolan Street to assist co-ordinator Maree Pearce in running the tournament.
Players, teachers and officials enjoyed a free catered lunch, which was provided by funds left in the trust by the late Molly Sandner, who died more than 10 years ago.
The Molly Sandner Cup was first played for in the 1960s and the tradition continues through the support of secondary colleges and the Bendigo Tennis Association.
Molly Sandner Cup (girls): CCB 4 match points, 12 sets, 80 games; Crusoe College 4 12, 83; Weeroona College 2, 6, 46; Girton Grammar 2, 6, 52; Bendigo South East 0, 1, 18; Eaglehawk 1, 4, 34.
Kel Pell Cup (boys): Bendigo South East 5, 10, 70; Girton Grammar 4, 12, 77; CCB 3, 10, 72, Crusoe College 2, 5, 53; Eaglehawk 1, 3, 33; Weeroona College 2, 9, 68.