Ace Experience for Tennis Star Tresha
Earlier this month, Third Form tennis player Tresha Kumar took part in the County Cup, where she performed with the Somerset team in a series of challenging matches.
Tresha’s first opponents were Wiltshire. After tight singles and doubles matches (7-5, 6-4 singles and 7-6 (2) 7-6 (4) doubles), the King’s player and her tennis partner, Francesca Davis, managed to beat their strong competitors 4-2.
The following day, the duo played Devon, winning 6-0.
To round off the event, the pair played Avon in the cup finals, with the winners progressing through to the national finals. However, with only Tresha winning the singles match, the pair were down 3-1.
Commenting on the event, Tresha said: “This year’s County Cup was my last U14 one and I was determined to do well. It was a great weekend and there was definitely lots to learn from.”
“I gained experience in playing matches that were extremely close, and in the hot weather – it was definitely a physical battle.”
Tresha now looks forward to competing in international tournaments and hopes to achieve a good international ranking. She currently competes in a number of women’s regional and national tournaments, helping her to improve her GB Women’s ranking.
This term, other King’s tennis players have been taking to the courts, with a number of pupils performing in the annual House Tennis competition. This popular event sees girls from across the school’s boarding houses teaming up for a series of doubles matches.
In the first round of this year’s competition, Meynell secured a strong win over Taylor House. However, the Taylor girls came back in the second round, beating Carpenter House 2-1.
By round 3, however, Meynell proved unstoppable, dominating both the court and the scoreboard with a 2-1 win over Carpenter, resulting in their overall win.