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Young Tennis Stars Go to Regional Knockouts
10th December 2013

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 in March.

 

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: t.warmington@newhallschool.co.uk
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