Meriden wins the Australian Schools Tennis Championship
25 November 2014
Meriden claimed its fourth Australian Schools Tennis Championship title with a stand-out performance at the Albury Tennis Centre from 23 to 26 November.
The tournament brings together the rising stars of tennis from across Australia each year, competing for the coveted national title.
The Meriden team delivered a clean sweep at this year’s event, wrapping up their final victory 4-0 after remaining undefeated throughout the entire four-day tournament.
The win has earned Meriden the honour of representing Australia at the World Schools Tennis Championship which will be held in March 2015 in Qatar. This major junior tennis championship showcases the best young players from around the world. It will be the third time that Meriden has represented Australia in the international competition; in 2011 the team placed fourth in the event and in 2012 they claimed the Bronze medal for Australia.
Meriden player, Michaela Haet, said that in spite of the team’s resounding win in Albury, it had been a challenging competition. “Four days of tough tennis in temperatures that soared to 38 degrees meant that we really had to stay focused. The standard on the court was very high. We had been preparing physically and mentally for this event for a long time, so it was a really rewarding win for us. Now we are looking forward to the World Championship,” she said.
Meriden holds the Australian Schools Tennis Championship record as the only school to win the title four times and the only school to represent Australia in three World Championship events.