Tennis Stars Celebrate Double Success at National Finals

Young tennis stars from Ellesmere College celebrated double-success at the recent National Tennis Finals, where they represented the Midlands in the AEGON National Schools Championships. In the final, held at the Bolton arena, Ellesmere College claimed the Girls and Mixed titles in a successful weekend. The Tennis Academy played against teams from the Northern, South-East, and South-West sections.

Ellesmere qualified for the Final with three victories in the round robin stage where they upset number 2 seeds St. George's College. Their opponents in the Final were Queenswood School who also upset the seeding by defeating top seeds Peter Symonds College in the round robin stage. Ellesmere got off to a great start in the final by claiming both doubles for a 2-0 lead. This momentum proved to be crucial as wins at Number 3 and Number 4 singles gave Ellesmere an unassailable 4-0 lead. Queenswood School showed great determination but could not prevent Ellesmere College from taking the 2013 Girls title.

A confident Ellesmere College took this success onto the next day's competition with the mixed doubles finals, where they got off to a very strong start and never looked back as they claimed all 4 doubles matches to earn the mixed title for 2013. Stephen Welti, Senior Performance Coach at Ellesmere College commented "I couldn't be more proud of how the teams performed, particularly the girls who were playing in both the girls and mixed events. There were a number of shootouts which made it exciting for everyone involved. A great strength of the event is that it's a team event and our players worked very hard together to achieve the success."

25th March 2013  Back to News