Students at New Hall School in Chelmsford are celebrating
after their top tennis players have progressed to the regional knockout stages
of a prestigious national competition.
The AEGON Senior Students Tennis Competition is open to
players in Years 11-13 who have an LTA rating between 10.2 and 7.1. This
competition is open to all schools in England, Scotland and Wales.
Schools have to win local and county league stages to progress to the regional
knockout stage, which run from January, with the National Finals taking place
Following a magnificent performance from the New Hall
AEGON Senior Students Girls’ Tennis Team earlier this month, they have
qualified for the regional stages. Now, for the first time in the
school’s history, New Hall have qualified for the regional knockout stages in
all events including Boys, Girls and Mixed.
In the girls’ last game, they played St Albans High
School in what was an exceptionally close match. Captain Jess Martin (Year 13),
from Westcliff-on-Sea, managed to win her singles match 6-2. This
impressive performance was backed up from Liv Regensburger, an international
boarder, who also won 6-2. In the doubles New Hall won the first pair 6-1
and narrowly lost the second pair doubles 7-5.
After all the games had concluded, the match stood at 3-3
and thus was to be decided by a championship tie break. Head Girl, Ellouise
Day, from Ingatestone, and Liv Regensburger stepped up for New Hall, managing
to play some excellent tennis under what was a high pressure situation, and
ultimately winning 10-5.
Andy Bennett, Head of Tennis at New Hall School said, “I
am so proud of all our students for progressing so far in such a challenging
competition. We are all looking forward to the next stages in January.”
Andy Bennett is available to interview. Please
contact Tom Warmington on 01245 467 588 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org