Mahurangi College won a prestigious tennis award this month at the CSA Champion of Champions Tennis tournament in Auckland.
Local girls Maia Iversen and Rheg Zabala walked away with the Junior Girls Doubles title after beating a strong pair from Baradene College in the final, 7-5, 6-7, 10-8.
The other member of the team was Maia’s sister Miriama, who played in the intermediate girls division.
It was the first time in many years that Mahurangi has fielded a team.
The girls also performed well in the singles, eventually losing at the quarter final stages against some of the best young players in the Auckland region.
All three girls are members of the Warkworth Tennis & Squash Club, where they receive tuition from Wesley Whitehouse, himself a former world junior number one ranked player.
Club president Peter Hooper says the result is an outstanding achievement and it is great to see their hard work paying off.
“There are some really exciting junior members coming through now, so hopefully the college will be winning plenty more trophies in the future,” he says.