The Perak tennis contingent emerged as one the nation’s top teams, sweeping gold and silver medals at the annual Malaysian School Sports Council (MSSM) tennis competition held in Selangor from the August 11 to 17.
The Under 15 girls’ team, comprising Sukirthi, Hannah Yip, Pay Vysion, Nur Batrisyia and Nur Alia emerged as the overall champion in their age group, beating their rival team from Selangor in the finals. They received the coveted winner’s trophy and a gold medal each.
The Under 12 girls and boys teams finished with the silver, losing marginally to Sarawak and Selangor in the finals respectively. The U-12 girls’ team was represented by Sashmini, Shihomi Leong, Nur Shafiqah, Malikah Asna and Siti Hajar, while the U-12 boys’ team comprised of Mitsuki Leong, Muhd Adam Aqil, Pavel Liam Thadani, Azfar Haruya and Muhd Hafizi.
The students had been training consistently at the MBI tennis courts prior to the competition. According to Perak State School Council (MSSPK) tennis technical head En Khalid, the state did well and put up a good fight. “With more exposure and hard work, we are confident that our players can do better next year,” he said.
Perak came second in overall position behind Selangor.
Syabas to all our young tennis champions! You have made Perak proud!
Wern Sze Gill