Emma Wilson enjoys successful summer on the tennis court

Emma Wilson with the Northumberland Open Women's Singles trophy.
Emma Wilson with the Northumberland Open Women's Singles trophy.

Cramlington tennis ace Emma Wilson has enjoyed a highly successful summer whilst back in the UK following the finish of her second year of a four-year American Tennis Scholarship at Fresno State University in California.

She has remained unbeaten throughout the summer in singles without dropping a set, culminating in winning triple events at the Northumberland Open Tennis Tournament by taking the women’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles events.

This followed on from last year’s success in the tournament when she won the singles and doubles titles.

The Northumberland Open is the most prestigious tennis tournament in the north east and has been in existence since 1882.

Previous winners of the women’s singles have included past Wimbledon champions such as Ann Jones.

The annual event took place at the Northumberland Club in Jesmond and was contested by players from all around the country. The women’s singles event is part of the AEGON British Tour series.

The 20-year-old, seeded five in the singles, defeated fellow Northumberland county player and No.2 seed Amy Hoburn in a repeat of last year’s final, 6-3, 6-0.

Wilson then proceeded to win the doubles with her Northumberland county colleague Steph Booth with a 3-6, 6-1, 10-8 victory over the No.2 seeds Grace Dixon (Northumberland) and Caitlin Hindmarsh (Durham & Cleveland).

Wilson and Booth were the No.1 seeds in the event.

Then she took the mixed doubles title with Adam Boba (Northumberland). The unseeded pair defeated the No.1 seeds Henry Beesley (Lincolnshire) and Grace Dixon 7-5, 3-6, 10-8.

The previous week Wilson won the singles and doubles at the AEGON British Tour grass court event at Ilkley.

Earlier this summer she was a member of the victorious Northumberland Ladies’ team who won all of their matches in Group 3 of the AEGON Summer County Cup at Frinton-on-Sea and secured promotion to Group 2. She has represented Northumberland Ladies since the age of 14.

Wilson is a past pupil of the Cramlington Learning Village and is a member of the Cramlington CTP Club where she has been coached since the age of six by head coach Phil Barron.

She is a graduate of the Northumberland Tennis Academy in Jesmond and prior to going to America was ranked No.1 in Great Britain at under-18 level.