Double tennis success for St Albans School

PUBLISHED: 07:00 28 May 2016

The St Albans School squad at the Herts County Doubles Tournament

The St Albans School squad at the Herts County Doubles Tournament

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Tennis at St Albans School is in rude health after wins in the U18 and U14 categories of the Hertfordshire County Doubles Tournament.

Charlie Broom and George Davis reached the U18 final after winning their first three matches in a convincing manner.

The final saw the duo lose the opening three games before winning the remainder for a 6-3 final score, enough to take the tournament crown.

Broom, who is currently ranked 23 in the country at the U18 level, is heading to the USA later this year to take up a tennis scholarship at Dartmouth College.

In the U14s, Danny Anderson and Hugh Craig, entered the Plate competition after losing their opening match.

But they went on to win all of their remaining matches to bring back the silverware.

Alex Backhaus and Matt Hoole reached the semi-finals.

Martin Langston, director of PE at the school, said: “Our success in tennis continues to grow at St Albans School, with Charlie proving to be a fantastic ambassador for the sport.

“We wish him every success in America.

“Tennis is both an individual and team game and our current, strong crop of juniors are already bringing back trophies, which is a very positive sign for the future of the game at St Albans School.”

The tennis results cap off an exceptional sporting month for the School’s pupils.

Golfer Greg Hurley won the Daily Express European Junior Golf Championship Qualifier and will compete in the final in Spain this summer.

Rugby players Ayo Olukotun and Cameron Furley were selected for the national U15s NatWest Schools Academy Day.

The senior cross country team finished seventh in the World Schools Championships held in Budapest and the A team Skiers came first in their category, at the Eastern Region Snowsports Association.

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