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AKS 'Wimbledon' Finals the perfect end to a great tennis season
Kay Hanham / 03 July 2018 / Categories: Sport

AKS 'Wimbledon' Finals the perfect end to a great tennis season

As tennis starts on the grass courts at Wimbledon, the AKS Road to Wimbledon Championships came to a close as once again this year the schools grass courts played hosts to the finals and were blessed with true tennis weather of blue skies and sunshine.

Yet another fantastic tennis season at AKS was finished off with the very popular and ever growing AKS Road to Wimbledon Annual Tennis Tournament with over a 100 competitors, boys and girls from Y7-10 and over a 100 matches, in singles, doubles or mixed doubles events. This year has also seen the introduction of the Y7 Girls Singles Plate tournament due to the large number of girls wishing to take part in the competition. Many matches took place throughout the summer term and the pupils get more out of this tournament than tennis alone, as they take charge of organising and officiating their own matches.

In all the finals every pupil raised their game and some outstanding tennis was played in all the closely contested matches.The Year 7 pupils, experiencing the school ‘Wimbledon’ for the first time coped well with the low bounce characteristic of grass courts and talented player Laura K proved too strong for Lucy B to lift the girls’ crown. Laura made it a winning double pairing up with Olivia M to win the doubles against Patsy C and Beth R. In the boys event Jeremy N  triumphed in both the singles and doubles.

In the Year 8 boys  James J retained the title he won last year, defeating James W, and once again he teamed up with James W to retain the doubles title. Gabriella F won the Year 8 singles by defeating Prisha R and she too joined Prisha to defeat Liberty D and Eleanor L in the double final.

 All the Year 9 matches saw some hard hitting tennis with lots of closely fought points and games. Ruby W made it a treble winning year as she defeated  Ellie S in the Year 9 singles final while Ellie collected the winner’s trophy in the doubles teaming up with Hannah T  to defeat  Ruby W and Emily T. Josh Z avenged his defeat of last year winning the Year 9 singles title against John B but John won the Doubles and mixed doubles titles with Morgan D and Ellie W respectively.

Year 10 Malika D collected the singles and mixed doubles titles with Roan Z  going one better lifting three titles singles, doubles with  Oliver K and mixed doubles with Malika.

It would not be Wimbledon without the traditional strawberries and cream and the enthusiastic Year 7 Ball Girls who did a tremendous job today, assisting all players and creating the tunnel for the presentation.A superb morning of tennis with all finalists receiving trophies from retiring Deputy Headteacher and  tennis enthusiast Mrs Judith Cooper before tucking in to strawberries and cream to finish the AKS Wimbledon Finals in style.

                                                   Runner Up                               Winner 

Year 7 Girls Singles                   Lucy B                                        Laura K  

Year 7 Girls Plate Singles          Zara F                                        Anna D

Year 7 boys Singles                   Tom H                                        Jeremy N

Year 8 Girls Singles                    Prisha R                                     Gabby F

Year 8 Boys Singles                   James W                                    James J

Year 9 Girls Singles                     Ellie S                                        Ruby W

Year 9 Boys Singles                   John B                                         Josh Z

Year 10 Girls Singles                   Rebecca H                                 Malika D

Year 10 Boys Singles                   Oliver K                                      Roan Z

Year 7 Girls Doubles                Patsy C/Beth R                        Laura K / Olivia M

Year 7 Boys Doubles               Reece G/Noah M                     Jeremy N/Ralphie T

Year8 Girls Doubles                 Liberty D/Eleanor L                   Prisha R/Gabby F

Year 8 Boys Doubles                Max G/ Mitchell N                    James J/ James W

Year 9 Girls Doubles                  Emily T/Ruby W                      Ellie S/Hannah T

Year 9 Boys Doubles                  Toby M/Josh Z                        Morgan D/John B

Year 10 Girls Doubles                 Sophie B/Malika D                      Rebecca H

Year 10 Boys Doubles                Harry R/Jasper C                      Oliver K/Roan Z

Year 9 Mixed Doubles                 Ellie S/Toby M                          Ellie W/John B

 Year 10 Mixed Doubles              Rebecca H/Jasper C                Malika D/Roan Z

 

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