Record eighth win for Meriden in Tildesley Tennis tournament

24 March 2017

Today, Meriden defended its title as the champion of Tildesley Tennis for a record eighth consecutive year. The best young players from twenty-five independent girls’ schools competed in the tournament at Pennant Hills Park from 22 to 24 March.

The Meriden team dominated throughout the tournament, securing all available places in the grand finals in both the singles and doubles competitions.  This resulted in the Meriden players competing against their own team mates to earn the title of champions.

Violet Apisah secured victory in the singles competition after a tight battle in the grand final against her younger sister, Patricia Apisah.  Both sisters have World Junior Rankings and played in the Australian Junior Open earlier this year.

Amne Ghamraoui and Vanessa D’Souza won the doubles title in a hard-fought match against runners up, Sara Stanisic and Komaki Ido.

Meriden’s Tildesley victory follows a string of successes for the tennis team. The team holds the current World Schools Tennis Championship title and has won the Australian Schools Tennis Championship a record six times.

Meriden has developed a reputation as one of Australia's leading schools for girls in tennis. The school continues to foster the talent of students at an elite level through its highly regarded Olympus Program, which provides specialised training in time management, injury prevention, nutrition and stress management, as well as additional tennis training.