In Tennis Ciara Moore reached Round 2 of the LTA Wimbledon Wildcard playoffs for a place in the main Wimbledon Ladies draw. On Thursday, Ciara beat Jasmine Conway who is ranked 625 in the world to make it through to the second round. This afternoon, she faced Emily Appleton who is ranked 390 in the world for a place in the play-off finals. Although she lost to Emily, this is an incredibly impressive feat for Ciara at just 15 years old.
In fixtures, our players enjoyed 10 wins and a draw out of 13 matches against St John’s this week.
It has been a busy week for the College’s Cricket teams. The U14As Girls won the Leys Cricket Festival, defeating Haileybury, Felsted and finally The Leys in the final.
Keira Johnson starred, scoring centuries in both of the first two matches, with Hannah Dougherty scoring two half-centuries. Impressively, the team pulled together in the final, with all contributing as Epsom returned with the trophy following a 50-run win against the hosts.
In other Cricket news this week, the U14A Boys finished 3rd in the Hobbs Trophy, hosted at Epsom, with good wins over Wilson’s, The Leys and Berkhamsted.
The U13A Boys lost narrowly to RGS Guildford in the semi-final of the Watcyn Evans Trophy, while the U12A Boys defeated the same opponents in the semi-final of the Jubilee Trophy.
The Girls U15As demolished Croydon High School in the SOCS Cup to reach the semi-final. This leaves several teams in the final stages of cup competitions: the Girls U14s and U15s in the semi-finals of the SOCS County cup against St George’s and Putney High respectively; the Boys U12s in the final of the Jubilee Cup against Trinity or Whitgift; the Boys U15s in the NatWest County Cup final vs KCS Wimbledon, and also in the semi-final of the Taverners (South East) Cup against Marlborough.
Last Saturday, the 1st team girls lost out to Millfield in the last over of the semi-final of the 100 ball National Cup, before defeating Haileybury straight afterwards. Kitty Ellis scored runs in both matches. Meanwhile, on the Friday, the Boys 1st XI had lost out on the final ball in a thriller against Whitgift in the National Cup, despite a valiant 83 off 42 balls by Luca Woods. At the weekend, there were six wins out of eight matches for the boys against Charterhouse.
In Athletics, the Boys and Girls squads both won the Cranleigh trophy in a really competitive fixture. The Junior Boys, Junior Girls and Inter Girls also won their respective sections, with the Senior Girls and Inter Boys coming second. Two athletes won two events – Chris Cohalan (Junior 800m and 1500m) and Finn Corcoran (Junior 200m and High Jump).
Two other athletes – Maddie Selman and Charlie Ellis – represented Surrey Schools in the Inter-Counties fixture.