LRTA Under 19’s and Under 15’s National Singles and Doubles
Wellington was proud to host the LRTA Under 19’s and Under 15’s National Singles and doubles this weekend.
Under 15’s- Clemmie B (WC) took on Malati Rice in the first semi final and put in a very strong performance to win a place in the final (6.2) where Clemmie took on Cambridge player Felicity Riddell Bell who had beat WC player Emilia P 6-4 in a very close and exciting semi final match. The final could not have been closer between Clemmie and Felicity with both players raising their game to new heights but it was to be Felicity’s day who took the title with a 8-6 win. The under 15 doubles was an all Wellington affair with Emilia P & Isabel H verses Charlotte D & Lydia CB. Another great final with unbelievable attacking shots and defensive play- Congratulations to Charlotte D and Lydia CB on taking the under 15 doubles crown 8-6 in a very exciting final.
Under 19’s- After 2 groups of round robin matches Lila HW(WC) took on the number one seed and holder Cesca S (WC) in the first semi-final. Lila put up a great performance and made Cesca earn her 6-1 win to enter the final. The second semi-final saw Seacourt’s Olivia Boulton take on Cambridge player Isabella Harvey in another great match, which saw Oliva through to the final with a 6-2 win. Cesca was well focused for the final and despite Olivia best attempts to get a foot hold in the match, Cesca proved just too strong and defended her title with an impressive 8-0 win. Under 19’s Doubles: Cesca S and Lily R (WC) took on Olivia Boulton (S) and Marina Hammond (WC) in the doubles final. Cesca and Lily came out the blocks quick and took an early lead but Olivia and Marina battled to get back into the match but Cesca and Lilly proved to be too strong on the day and won the title 8-5. Cesca and Lilly now hold both the National Rackets and Real Tennis doubles titles, which is an huge achievement in both games!