Tennis: Bede’s Teams Triumph in U16 and U18 County Competitions
Last week saw another successful series of matches for Bede's tennis teams, including victories at the Sussex Schools U18 Cup, the U19 Aegon Nationals and the Boys' Sussex Independent Finals at both U18 and U16 Level.
Early in the week, the Boys' U19 B team beat a Christ's Hospital A team 6-0 in the Aegon Nationals, putting them through to the next round, with good wins from debutants Alex Targett, Henry Hughes, George Sillett and Charlie Farrant.
The Girls' U19 B team had a very difficult draw against Sevenoaks and were beaten 5-0 at the same stage of the competition.
Alex and Henry then missed the Sussex County Independent Schools Finals as both were representing Sussex U14 against Berkshire, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire.
Thankfully, Lower Fifth Dicker House pupil Kai Maxted stepped up to impress in the U18 competition - as did the last minute call-up and Lower Sixth Dorms House boarder Sebastain Ros Merino, who made his Bede's Tennis debut with some stylish grass court play!
The U16s beat Ardingly College 4-2, Lancing College 5-1 and Brighton College 5-0 while the U18s beat Worth College 6-0, Eastbourne College 5-1 and Lancing College 6-0, which enabled Bede's to retain both titles.
Finally, 21 teams took part in the Boys' and Girls' U18 Sussex Cup, which was held at Bede's last weekend.
The Bede's teams were triumphant in both competitions, with the girls beating Moira House in the final and the boys beating Cardinal Newman.
The attitude and commitment by all of our players was superb - not only on the day but throughout the 2 weekend-long tournament.
Well done to all!