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28 July 2017

Summer Tennis Report

This has been a fantastic year for tennis at King's, which certainly bodes well for the future.

The Under 15A girls were undefeated over the Summer Term, recording convincing wins over Taunton School, Blundell’s School, Queen’s College, Wells Cathedral School, Heathfield Community School and West Buckland School. The U15B team also performed well, as did the Under 14A and B teams. The Aegon Year 10 team won their County Divisional League and will progress to the regional finals later in the year.

The junior boys have also had an extremely good year, and have also managed to win their County Divisional League in the Year 10 Aegon competition. They too will progress to the regional finals in October. Well done to Matthew Harrison, Morgan Hill-Lamey, Lloyd Clayton and James Candfield.

For the senior boys, 2017 has been seen some excellent performances. The 1st team have shown significant progress, led by team captain Jayaditya Goho. The team have managed wins against Wellington School, Blundell’s School, Queen’s College and Wells Cathedral School.

The senior girls had both exam and weather affecting their match programme, but still produced good wins over Blundell’s School and Wells Cathedral School. Samantha Church and Beth Beale again teamed up as the first couple to lead the team to these wins.

Toward the end of the Summer Term, for the fifth year, King's College was represented in the prestigious Independent Schools Tennis Association (ISTA) Championships held at Eton College over the weekend of 1and 2 July.

Six boys and two girls travelled to Eton. Competing as a two pair team in the Under 18 Youll Cup were Jayadita Goho, Rudi Smith, Toby Vickers and Lloyd Clayton, with Matthew Harrison and Morgan Hill- Lamey competing as a doubles pair in the Under 15 Thomas Bowl, and Ellie Clyst and Olivia Campbell as a doubles pair in the Asbury Bailey Trophy.

The Youll Cup team lost to KCS Wimbledon in an excellent, competitive match. They won a round in the consolation event before going out to Rugby.

In the Under 15 Thomas Bowl, Matthew and Morgan won all their group matches, beating Epsom, Bradford and Warwick before, rather disappointingly, losing in the last 16 on a tie-break shoot-out to Radley.

In the Asbury Bailey Trophy, Ellie and Olivia were able to win one of their three box matches and progressed to the plate competition. However, Ellie unfortunately turned her ankle and the team was forced to withdraw.

This was another excellent end of term highlight for the selected players. Very well done to the teams.

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