El­lie’s sport­ing tri­umph

North Wales Weekly News - - NEWS -

A Ry­dal Pen­rhos pupil has crowned a hugely suc­cess­ful year by win­ning the Conwy Ju­nior Sportswoman of the Year award for 2014.

Ry­dal Pen­rhos ten­nis star, El­lie Scarff, was pre­sented with her award by down­hill rac­ing cy­clist, Manon Car­pen­ter, at a cer­e­mony in Venue Cymru in Llan­dudno, beat­ing com­pe­ti­tion from three other fi­nal­ists and many other nom­i­nees.

El­lie’s award comes on the back of an ex­tremely suc­cess­ful year on the ten­nis courts.

Dur­ing this sum­mer sea­son she won the Welsh Un­der 16 Cham­pi­onship ti­tle and came a very close run­ner-up in a tight three­set fi­nal for the Un­der 18 crown; a bril­liant achieve­ment for a 15 year old.

In Oc­to­ber, El­lie com­peted in her first Un­der 16s Na­tional Tour fi­nal in Sun­der­land and was quar­ter fi­nal­ist in the Women’s Na­tional Tour com­pe­ti­tion in Glas­gow.

Ear­lier in the year, she rep­re­sented North Wales as part of the Un­der 18 County Cup Team.

Within her age group, El­lie is now ranked No. 1 in Wales and 8th in Great Bri­tain and is pro­gress­ing through the ranks in cat­ego- ries above her age group, hav­ing re­cently been named as 39th of Bri­tain’s Un­der 18s and 116th in the se­nior Bri­tish Women’s Open cat­e­gory.

Ry­dal Pen­rhos stu­dent El­lie Scarff

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