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.

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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.

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.