St Albans High School impress at Harpenden Tennis Club’s schools’ tournament

PUBLISHED: 09:45 11 May 2017

St Albans High School's Louise Nichols and Lara Willis won the U19 plate at Harpenden.

St Albans High School's Louise Nichols and Lara Willis won the U19 plate at Harpenden.

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Eighty girls travelled from as far afield as London and Kent to compete in Harpenden Lawn Tennis Club’s (HLTC) National Girls Schools Tournament.

And teams from St Albans High School, appearing in each category and including some HLTC members, put in a creditable showing.

In the U14s, Annabel Lowe and Natalie Wagner won a tough first round match over Sevenoaks on the tiebreak only to lose 7-6 7-5 to Queenswood.

Megan Carter and Yasmin Knowles fought hard in the U16s but lost 6-3 7-5 to Berkhamsted in the main draw before powering through two Benenden teams to lift the consolation plate.

U19s Louise Nichols and Lara Willis also took the consolation plate, defeating Benenden in the final.

HLTC member Nichols said: “It’s been a really great tournament. The girls that come here are really good tennis players but really friendly too, and we had a lot of fun.”

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