Emma’s successful tennis season continues

Emma Wilson, the No. 1 in Great Britain at under-18 level.
Emma Wilson, the No. 1 in Great Britain at under-18 level.

Tennis ace Emma Wilson, who achieved a ranking of No. 1 in Great Britain at under-18 level in February following her triumph in the prestigious Grade One Nike Invitational Winter National Tour Finals, enjoyed further success over the Easter period.

The 18-year-old, from Cramlington, won both the under-18 singles and doubles events in the Grade Two National Tournaments at Sutton and Nottingham.

Wilson was seeded No. 1 in both tournaments.

At Sutton, she defeated No. 2 seed Sophia Thomas, from Kent, 6-1, 6-2 in the singles final. In the doubles she teamed up with Abigail Amos, from Leicestershire, to defeat Lauren Bishop, from Sussex, and Lauren Watson-Steele, from Cambridgeshire, 6-2, 6-3 in the final.

At Nottingham, Wilson defeated No. 5 seed Bethan Taylor, from Cheshire, 6-0, 6-0 in the singles final. In the doubles she teamed up with Olivia Noble, from Yorkshire, to defeat Kate Malazonia, from Warwickshire, and Abbie-Jade Riley, from Staffordshire, 6-2, 6-0 in the final.

Wilson and Noble will be jetting off together to Fresno University in California on a tennis scholarship in August after their A-levels.

She has now put together a winning streak of 25 consecutive competitive singles victories and is undefeated during 2015. During this period, she has won the last 4 national tournaments and hoping to continue this rich vein of form in the forthcoming summer events.

Wilson is studying for her A-levels at Cramlington Learning Village and is a member of the Cramlington CTP Club, where she has been coached by head coach Phil Barron since the age of six.

She trains five nights a week at the Northumberland High Performance Centre in Jesmond and has represented Northumberland Ladies since the age of 14.