High girls go all the way to North region final

High School of Glasgow tennis team members Claudie Quinn from Hyndland and from Bearsden, Mhairi Crooks, Charlotte Sim and Georgia Crook
High School of Glasgow tennis team members Claudie Quinn from Hyndland and from Bearsden, Mhairi Crooks, Charlotte Sim and Georgia Crook

Three youngsters from Bearsden have just missed on landing a national tennis title.

Mhairi Crooks, Charlotte Sim and Georgia Crooks were part if the High School of Glasgow under-13 girls’ tennis team which reached the final of the Northern Region championship.

S2 pupils Mhairi and Georgia and Charlotte, who is in S1 - along with the fourth team member, S2 pupil Claudie Quinn form Hyndland - are the reigning Scottish Aegon Champions.

That success earned them a place in the Northern Region Finals at Sunderland where they pitted their wits against teams from the north of England.

The girls enjoyed a convincing win 12-0 whitewash over Sheffield High School, from Yorkshire, in the semi-finals which put them through to the final.

In the singles Charlotte won 6-1, Mhairi won 6-4, Georgia beat her opponent 6-3 and Claudie defeated her Sheffield counterpart 6-1, while in the doubles Charlotte and Claudie and Georgia and Mhairi both won their matches 7-6.

In the final their opponents were a strong Manchester High School and despite putting in a strong performance the girls lost out their Lancashire counterparts, although Mhairi had the consolation of a convincing 6-1 win in her singles.

That means the girls just missed out on progressing to the Aegon UK Schools finals against the winners from Midlands, South East and South West regions. But despite that the girls could be proud of their efforts in getting so far.