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Strathallan girls become British Tennis Champions

Last weekend, Strathallan became British Champions by winning the Girls Senior Students Finals.

This year’s Girls Senior Students Tennis Finals started off with a close-fought match against Rugby School with Strathallan girls coming out on top with a 4-2 win. The girls then went on to play New Hall, winning the match 5-1. The last match against Cheltenham Ladies College, was a 6-0 win which meant the girls qualified for the final against RGS Wakefield who had previously knocked them out of the competition last year. The final was hotly contested with Strathallan girls eventually coming out on top with a 4-2 win with impressive performances from all of the girls throughout the tournament. A massive congratulations to all of the girls: Nicola M, Jade P, Adrianna G and Polina K.

Congratulations to all the mixed doubles players who put up an impressive performance against tough opponents. Well done to Jade P, Archie H, Adrianna G, David P-L and Lewis L.

Tommy Ogilvie, tennis coach at Strathallan, reflected on the result:

“The girls team earned themselves a fantastic achievement over the weekend at the Senior Students Competition in which they claimed the spot of British Champions! And I must emphasise it was very much a team effort, not just over the weekend but the months leading up to it. The competition kicks off in September with over 250 schools entering and as we progressed through the regional stages each player’s commitment was exceptional throughout. Their preparation for the finals was as you would expect for a normal pupil at Strathallan to be, very busy! The girls all have many other commitments at school but they will always turn up whenever they can, that sense of belonging to the team and knowing every one of them was putting in the time really helped. The determination shown by each individual throughout the competition was unwavering. There were times when we were up against it and their support of one another was so important. Well done girls – a very proud performance!”