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Serving Up Success

The QMC Senior A tennis team made history this year making the New Zealand Secondary Schools National Tennis Teams Event for the first time.

After a very successful tennis season Grace McLean (Captain), Ivy McLean, Jourdan Craig, Kate Bolton and Ayesha Burnett qualified for the national competition in Auckland.

The girls played tournaments in both Wellington and Palmerston North before being named one of the top eight secondary schools in the country and qualifying for the finals in April.

The final competition began with three days of round robin pool play in which Queen Margaret College finished top in Pool B with Saint Kentigern College, St Margaret’s College, and Waikato Diocesan School.

Students played four singles matches and two doubles matches against each school.

The QMC girls then played a semi-final against Kapiti College which QMC won 5 matches to 1.

In the grand final our girls faced the top seeded Westlake Girls High School but although it was a very tight match, Westlake took the win 5 – 1.

Captain Grace McLean says the grand final was always going to challenging but she is extremely proud of the team for placing second in the country.

“I couldn’t have hoped for anything more to end my years in the team,” she says.

“This is the best result in the history of Queen Margaret tennis.”

Grace says there are many talented up-and-coming tennis players at the Queen Margaret College.

“The future is looking bright for Queen Margaret College tennis and I cannot wait to see what this tournament will bring for us in years to come.”