The Senior B team of Ellen Gilpin, Catriona Kerr, Katie Caldwell and Claire Hunter beat Glenlola in the first round of the cup but unfortunately were outplayed by Belfast Royal Academy in the quarter final and exited the competition.
The Senior A team eased through to the final of the Ulster Schools’ Senior Cup with wins against Friends and Victoria and then faced Sullivan in the final. A hard fought match in warm conditions saw the Strathearn girls emerge as victors and were crowned Senior Cup Champions. The team consisted of Jessica Leeman, Megan Chambers, Victoria Hamilton and Bonnie Ramsay, with this being 3 of the girls 6th successive Ulster Schools’ title – a very impressive record winning every year since 1st year.
The Inter teams also had a successful year with the Inter B team of Chloe Sweet, Erin Stewart, Maya Savage Newell and Murphy Miller reaching the semi-final of the plate, only to lose narrowly to Friends School Lisburn.
The Inter A team of Jessica Moore, Emma McGugan, Claire Whiteside and Grace Hutchinson, reached the Ulster Schools’ Intermediate Cup Final where they played Mount Lourdes GS, Enniskillen. The girls’ road to the final included convincing wins over Victoria, Sullivan and Glenlola but unfortunately the team from Enniskillen proved too strong and we had to settle for runners-up in the Intermediate Cup. Erin Stewart replaced Emma McGugan in the final as she was away on the Berlin trip.
The Junior B team of Lauren Mooney, Clara Potts, Tilly Nield and Hannah McGugan, also reached the semi-final of the Junior Plate where they narrowly lost out to Victoria after count-back.
The Junior A team, which included Jemima Thomas, Anna Gillespie, Sarah Craig and Sarah West, reached the Junior Cup final where they met Regent House. The girls performed to a high standard the whole way through the competition with wins against Bloomfield, Sullivan, Larne and Friends and won the final 5 – 1 to bring home the Ulster Schools’ Junior Cup. Lauren Mooney replaced Anna Gillespie who was unavailable for the final.
The Form 1 team of Lucie McNaught, Kate Hunter, Sophie Thomas and Sophie Hoey proved to be a promising team from the start. They made their way to the Minor Cup final after wins against Glenlola, Dalriada and Rockport, with only one game dropped throughout. In the final they continued with their winning streak and were crowned Ulster Schools’ Minor Cup winners over Methodist College Belfast.
Well done to all the teams and to all those who may not have made the teams but have been attending practice regularly this term, it is great to see so many of you out playing tennis. Thanks to Miss Brittain and Miss Morris for all their hard work taking practices and matches.