Chew Valley School News
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Year 7 & 8 Tennis News
The summer has been very successful for both boys and girls tennis teams this year! Combined year 7 and 8 teams competed in the Avon AEGON league, which saw a very high standard of tennis. The boys team consisting of Freddie Saunders (8C), Fin Mcdonald (7H), Anthony Haywood (7C) and Oli Lowe (7H) fought off tough competition, but barely lost a game in 5 matches and came 1st overall! A fantastic achievement! The girls team consisted of Alice Wembridge (7V), Phoebe Dunsmore (7E) Ailsa Mackie (8A), Ellie Tatersall (8W), Emily Treneman (8H) and Yanni Greaves (8H) who played superbly in another tough league and finished 2nd in the division! Considering some of the private schools we were up against, these were superb results.
The teams also competed in the BANES tournaments. The boys were up first and had to enter their top 2 players for singles matches and a doubles pairing. This is where the depth of the team really shone through as the doubles pairing of Oli and Anthony won all their matches dropping only 2 games! The whole team finished in second place, narrowly missing out on 1st place by a couple of games. Nevertheless, they qualified for the district finals!
The girls competed in the BANES tournament and not one Chew Valley player lost a match! Again, the fact we had 4 excellent players was a huge advantage. The girls came in a deserved 1st place; booking themselves into the district final with the boys!
When the district finals came around, the boys did themselves proud by finishing 2nd – unfortunately they were just overpowered by some older boys, but special mention must go to Fin Mcdonald for winning 23/23 games played!
The year 8 girls who had made the finals were busy in foreign countries when the tournament took place. Fortunately, year 7’s Alice Wembridge, Phoebe Dunsmore, Mollie Wade (7W) and Amy Mcgowan (7W) stepped in, and even though the latter players were not as experienced, they did fantastically well and the team finished 3rdoverall! All players involved have achieved brilliant results this year and should be very proud! (I know I am!)