It was a double gold medal success for WTTC’s Gene Lam at the Senior Schools International at Largs in Scotland. The three day event featured boys and girls competitions in three age groups as England took on Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man.
In February Gene was the Hampshire Schools Under 13 champion which she then followed up with winning a bronze medal at the English Schools Championships at Wolverhampton in April.
She was chosen to represent the England B team in the Under 14 category. Her team won all of the seven matches that they played. Gene was the only undefeated player in the competition winning both of her games against the England A team in their 4-1 win.
The third day of the competition saw Gene win another Gold Medal in the Individual event. She beat Sophie Ackred (England A) 11-9, 11-6, 11-7 in the semi final and then in the final triumphed against England A’s Naomi Coker 13-11, 6-11, 11-2, 11-8.
by Colin French, Chairman & Development Officer, Waterside TTC
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TTE photographs courtesy of Chris Rayner