The teams from Meridian & Elsworth Primary Schools were joint winners of the South Cambs School Sport Partnership Year 3/4 mini tennis competition held at Comberton Village College on 21st May with not even a point to separate the two teams.
With an entry of 18 teams the competition was split into a separate Cup and Plate competition with matches played over 12 mini courts and umpired by tennis leaders from Comberton VV and Sixth Form.
In both competitions schools played each other in a round robin format before qualifying through into divisions 1 through to 6 based on their results. Qualifying into Division 1 of the cup competition were the teams of 2 boys and 2 girls from Elsworth and both Meridian A and Meridian B. This set up some tense final matches and with Elsworth A and Meridian A both beating Meridian B 3 games to 1 it all went down to the final match between the two schools. Nothing could separate the teams though with each school winning 2 of the 4 matches and recording exactly the same number of points won!! This meant the honours were shared with both teams collecting winner’s medals and certificates.
Both teams will now go forward to the South Cambs SSP Finals on Monday 9th June where they will play against Haslngfield and Harston & Newton who were the joint winners from the competition played at Melbourn VC to determine the SSP Champions 2013-14.
In the Plate competition for schools’ B, C & D teams it was the mixed teams from Swavesey D, Elsworth B and Meridian C that made it through the group stages to qualify for the top division. This time the winner was clear cut however with Meridian C team winning both of their matches 3-1 to finish with 6 wins and ahead of Elsworth B who were runners up with 4 wins.
Claire McDonnell, Partnership Manager and organiser of the event said; “It was great to see so many children getting their first taste of competitive tennis, there were some really close and exciting matches that were all played in a lovely, friendly spirit. Well done to all of the teams and children who took part as Honours shared atwell as our winners.
Finally, I must say a special thank you to the leaders from Comberton Village College who did a fantastic job of scoring the games and helping the event run so smoothly.”
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