9U Girls National Champions
May 10, 2022
Boys Team: Aymen A, George H, Luke R, Philip B, Philip N
Girls team: Allegra S, Honey R, Kaya S, Layla P, Mimi Z
Captains: James Mott, Linda Jones & Marina Lavarello
It was the first County Cup event for all the boys and they had a tough start to the day going down 1-3 against two tough and experienced teams from Sussex and Kent in the singles. They recovered to take a 4-0 lead v Essex in the morning. The boys showed their grit in the doubles, winning the two doubles v Sussex to force a shoot-out. Unfortunately could not hold onto the the momentum and Sussex took the shoot-out. Philip N & Luke R pushed for a win v Kent Doubles pair 2, taking it 12-10 in the tie break however Kent's number 1 doubles pair proved too strong and fell 2-4. The boys finished on a high with a 6-0 win v Essex to seal third place.
Group winners Kent, went on to win the National Title in Bath.
The girls team had a dream qualifying event sealing their tie's 6-0 to earn their finals place.
It was great to see the event at the NTC with Emma Raducanu's US Open trophy and bumping into top GB players including Katie Swan.
Looking to better their Silver Medals from 2021, the girls and parents travelled to Bath University for the South Area Finals where they faced Avon, Berkshire, Hertfordshire & Warwickshire.
Facing tough competition, Middlesex produced early wins to lead 4-0 against Berkshire, Avon and Warwickshire and 3-1 against Hertfordshire after the singles. The doubles practice was highlighted with the players winning 7 out of the 8 doubles to seal the National title.
Off court, the girls gelled as a team and had a lot of fun in between matches and supporting their teammates compete.