Three pairs from West Buckland Prep School took part in this week's North Devon Schools' Year 5 and 6 doubles competition at the Tarka Tennis Centre. Now at an age when they are playing on the full court and using their physical and mental attributes to perform to the best of their ability, the pairs were competing in three competitions to accommodate for a variety of ability.
With over 30 teams taking part, all three pairs did extremely well, going through from the pool stages to their respective semi-final rounds, with Evie Ford and Ellen Pugsley, the only 'all girl' pair to make it through.
In the C competition, Henry Willes and Oliver George defeated Our Lady's School in the semi-final to face Ilfracombe in the final. A nail-biting match, our pair gained victory 11-9.
The girls faced some tough opposition in the B competition, but did remarkably well to finish in 3rd place overall after defeating Kingsacre School.
The A competition also saw some fantastic tennis, but Rodrigo Anzules-Argote and Edward Wilson, after comfortably finishing top of their pool, fought off the opposition of the A teams from Woolacombe, Southmead and Goodleigh in the final stages to be crowned North Devon champions.