Schools tennis: Perth in last eight in race for Scottish title

Perth High School took the plunge and entered the boys’ Scottish Schools’ Under-18 Tournament for a first time this season. And the quartet of Cameron Ritchie, Ryan Martin, Neil Robertson and Euan Holmes are now in the quarter-finals after a 6-0 win over Aboyne Academy. “The boys have grown up together and are all members of Kinnoull Tennis Club in Perth,” said Phil Coleman, the area’s Active Schools Sport Co-ordinator. “Coach Jane Morrison suggested they entered the schools’ event and it was a great win.”

The boys now face Hutchesons’ Grammar School for a place in the semi-finals, and they know they are going to face a tough match at the end of this month.

Also through to the boys’ quarter-finals are the Royal High School, Marr College and the High School of Glasgow. After a bye, the Royal High School are into the girls’ quarter-finals and face Strathallan School.

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In other ties, Hutchesons’ Grammar meet Berwickshire High School, Bearsden Academy take on Mary Erskine’s School, while Beaconhurst are awaiting the winners of the one outstanding first-round tie between Lomond School and St Margaret’s School for Girls.