A former Rydal Penrhos pupil is celebrating after retaining her national tennis championship.
Ellie Scarff, who is a member of the Patrick Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in the South of France, made it back-to-back Wales U18 titles after a stunning display in Cardiff last weekend.
The 17 year-old, who left the school last summer to pursue her professional tennis career, was made to work in her quarter final against Lily Scaplehorn, eventually advancing in straight sets after a 7-6, 6-3 triumph.
Things were far more comfortable in the semi-final against Tegan Heaton, where she produced some mesmerising shots in her way to a 6-2, 6-4 win.
Scarff continued her dominant performance with a one-sided final success over Ellis Cochlin, where the young prodigy claimed the title with a 6-0, 6-2 victory.
The former pupil, who returned to give a coaching masterclass to Rydal Penrhos pupils in June, stated her ambitions for the forthcoming year are to “improve physically and mentally within match play” and improve on her British and World junior rankings.
Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “This is fantastic news and is further proof of just how much talent Ellie has.
“To win back-to-back national titles is an extraordinary achievement, and her game has improved an enormous amount under the tutelage of Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou.
“Everyone at Rydal Penrhos is extremely proud of Ellie and looks forward to hearing about future success.”