National runners-up medals for Queenswood tennis aces
PUBLISHED: 16:36 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:36 23 April 2013
QUEENSWOOD finished runners-up in the Aegon Team Tennis Schools Senior Students finals at Bolton Arena.
It marked another fine achievement for the team who were also runners-up in the 2011 championships and had won the Aberdare Cup and the U19 National Team School Championship in the summer of 2011 and 2012.
This was also topped up with winning the Year 10 Aegon school competition in Bolton in 2011.
After all these performances Ambrus Pinter, head of school tennis at Queenswood, was optimistic his Aegon senior student team could do well after qualifying for this year’s national championship.
Even though in this competition only players above 7.1 ratings could participate Queenswood had a chance to do well.
They beat Crossley Heath School from Yorkshire 8-4 before triumphing 10-2 over Scotland’s Strathallan School.
Then secured a place in the final by defeating Hampshire’s Peter Symonds College 8-4 to avoid a nerve racking championship tie break shoot-out.
The final was a true representation of the best two teams in the competition.
Ellesmere College of Shropshire were the winner of the 2011 Senior Student Championship and they repeated their effort by securing an 8-4 win over Queenswood to be national champions again.
Pinter said: “Our girls trained hard throughout the year with Gosling IHPC and Queenswood tennis department staff’s help.
“I was particularly pleased with the girls’ performance as a team.
“I believe the girls have been great role models for the school up in Bolton and deserve my congratulations on their performance to be runners-up.
“I would also like to thank Ms Hilary Herson, Queenswood performance co-ordinator, together with the Gosling staff to prepare the girls and lastly to Ms Josie Singer our Queenswood senior coach who was an invaluable asset to the team on and off court up in Bolton.”
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