There were some excellent performances from Academy students at the North Devon Schools’ Tennis Tournament on Wednesday 10th December, with Year 7 students Jayke Charlesworth and Jacob Braund finishing the day as North Devon Champions in the Years 7/8 competition.
Held at Barnstaple’s Tarka Tennis Centre, Jayke and Jacob played some great tennis and won all of their pool matches taking them into the tournament final. The pair showed fantastic determination and skill to overturn an 8-2 deficit to win 10-9 in their final game against their closest rivals.
Also in the Ilfracombe Academy team were Year 10 students Mikey Comley and Ralph Chesworth, who narrowly missed out on the runner up spot in the Year 9/10 competition.
The tournament provided some great competition experience and all our pairs performed really well and won at least 50% of their games. We are now looking forward to the summer league, determined to carry on this success.
Well done to all our students who took part.