Girls Tennis Success at the LTA Aberdare Cup

Congratulations to the Stonyhurst College girls who finished 8th overall in the UK at the LTA Aberdare Cup National Tennis Championships held at Nottingham. This is the first time that Stonyhurst has made the final National stages of this prestigious LTA schools' tournament in 74 years.

Over 300 schools took part in the event and the Stonyhurst College girls really have done fantastically well to achieve this National top 8 status.

In the last 16, Stonyhurst beat Peter Symonds College of Winchester 3-3 and 11-9 on a shoot-out tie break. Unfortunately, the girls lost in the last 8 to Ellesmere College 3-3 and 10-7 on a tie-break shootout.

For 5th and 6th the team lost to Newstead Wood School 4-1 and finally finished 8th after a narrow defeat to Talbot Heath School from Bournemouth 3-3 and 10-7 on a shoot-out tie break.

The girls competed competitively in some very close matches and were within a few points of coming 4th.

An outstanding achievement, Quant Je Puis!