What a weekend of tennis for LEH. We started our journey on Sunday at Eton playing in the Independent Schools Tennis Championship. This is a prestigious event with independent schools taking part from all over England. We took four teams, U19, U15 and two U13 teams. Our U19's and U15's started their journey early Sunday morning. The U19 team started their Loveband Trophy tournament with 28 schools entered in a round robin. Our U19's were undefeated in their round robin beating Epsom, Clifton 2, St Mary's Calne. We then qualified for the cup competition where we met St Peters York whom we beat 6-0, 6-1. This qualified us for the quarter finals where we met Millfield school 1. After a tough match we lost 6-4, 6-0 qualifying us for the Loveband shield. Only those who had lost in the quarter finals were eligible for this shield. We met Eastbourne College in our first match which ended up an extremely exciting finish, winning in a 3-set tie break match. We then went on to meet Bradfield College in the final. This was a nail biting final, again going to 3 sets with LEH being victorious, winning the Loveband Shield.
Our U15 pair equally had great success in the Asbury Bailey Trophy. Again, competing in a round robin with 28 schools. Our round robin resulted in being placed 2nd in our section beating Framlingham and Hymers and narrowly losing to King’s High. We progressed to the Cup knockout section, which meant we were in the last 16 of the competition. We met New Hall in our first match who unfortunately beat us, and we were placed in the Springthorpe Cup for those teams who were knocked out in the first round of the knockout trophy. We met Sevenoaks in the quarter finals. After a great match, we beat the 8 games to 5 which enabled us to qualify to the semi-finals against a very strong KGS. We unfortunately lost but I am so proud of the performance of both students.
We entered two U13 pairs in the Ralph Cake Trophy. They started their tournaments on the Monday afternoon and again were placed in round robins. They were competing against 33 different schools. Both pairs finished 3rd in their sections. Anya and Charlotte beat Claremont and Bradford; but losing to Queenswood 2 and Wimbledon High 1. Monica and Camilla beat Hymers and Colston but losing to the overall winners Brentwood and KGS1. This meant we were placed in the plate competitions on Tuesday afternoon. Both teams played well with Anya and Charlotte qualifying to the knockout section having beaten Claremont Fan and Hymers. Unfortunately, Monica and Camilla narrowly missed out on placing in the knockout stage. After a well fought match against Wimbledon High 1st pair, Anya and Charlotte were unfortunately knocked out.
Mrs Searle would like to congratulate all students who took part in the ISTA Championships. This was the first time LEH have entered this prestigious event and we look forward to entering next year.
On Wednesday evening we hosted Notting hill and Ealing School in the County Middlesex tennis semi-finals for our U13 teams. The students played extremely well, winning 5-1. We have now qualified for the County finals which will take place in September. Well done to all those who played!
On Thursday Mr Summers travelled to Kenton Cricket club with our U15s for the Brooks Macdonald Cup County Finals softball cricket competition. Our team won all their games by over 30 runs to win the overall tournament. This was a fantastic achievement given that there was 80 schools participating across Middlesex. What a way to end our cricket season. Well done to all!
The PE department at LEH would like to send out a huge congratulations to all our players, swimmers, athletes and gymnasts for a fantastic year of sport at LEH. We wish you all a wonderful summer break and we look forward to coming back refreshed in September.
- LEH Sport