Jacobs gets bronze at competition
CORY Jacobs is hitting winners all over the court.
Jacobs, 17, captained the bronze medal-winning under-19 Queensland team for the second year at the J.C.A Pizzey Cup – the Australian Secondary Schools championships in Bendigo, Victoria, last week.
The year 12 Emmaus College student represented Queensland for the third straight year at the nationals and, deservedly, received the School Sport Australia Award in recognition of his achievement and his contribution to tennis throughout his school years.
Jacobs went through the nine-day tournament undefeated in the teams events where he played singles and doubles before partnering with fellow Rockhampton player and first-time Queensland representative Annie Donaldson in the mixed doubles.
Jacobs was cruising before injury cruelled his chances in the Australia Cup singles event.
A bitterly disappointed Jacobs was forced out through injury and could not continue, ruling out any chance of a third-straight selection in the Australian Merit team.
The Pizzey Cup was inaugurated in 1963 with the then Queensland Minister for Education, the Rt. Hon. J.C.A. Pizzey, donating the trophy.
Many of Australia's top players have competed in the Pizzey Cup including Wally Masur, Ann and Liz Minter, Jenny Byrne, Simon Youl, Mark Woodforde, John Frawley, Richard Fromberg and Pat Rafter.