Bootham School pupil Kate Empson has completed a hat-trick of York Tyke Tennis titles.

She triumphed in the Under-16 section for the third year running at Bootham, who hosted the finals.

Empson, who plays for Poppleton and Bishopthorpe Tennis Clubs, beat St Peter's School pupil Georgie Duke 6-4 in the final.

Bootham's head of physical education, Lis Hooley, said: "Kate is a talented tennis player and we were all thrilled to see her win again this year."

Yorkshire LTA York District 'Tyke' Petroleum Junior Tournament

Boys U10: Scott Shepherd (Fulford St Oswalds) bt Tom Frame (PoppletonTC/Long Marston School) 6-1.

Boys U12: Matthew Shepherd (Fulford TC/Fulford Comp) bt Tom Pepper (Wigginton TC/Joseph Rowntree).

Boys U14: Jonny Holek (Dunnington/Fulford) bt Ben Naughton (Poppleton/St Olaves) 6-5.

Boys U16: Adam Gray (Heworth TC) bt Daniel Bruce (Fulford/Fulford Comp) 6-5.

Boys U18: Charles Bush (Poppleton/York 6th Form Coll) bt Nick Holbek (Dunnington/Fulford Steiner) 6-4.

Girls U10: Hannah Chambers (Poppleton/Popp Primary) bt Emily Garland (Lord Deramores) 6-2.

Girls U12: Jane Wallace (Fulford/Fulford St Oswalds) bt Sarah Woon (Wetherby/Gateways Sch Harewood) 6-0.

Girls U14: Roz Madgwick (Stillington/Easingwold) bt Chloe McLaren (Fulford/Fulford) 6-4.

Girls U16: Kate Empson (Poppleton/Bishopthorpe/ Bootham) bt George Duke (St Peters Sch) 6-4.

Queen Margaret School, Escrick, pupils Nicola Wilson and Claire Forsythe won the North Yorkshire U14s tennis tournament at Thirsk, beating their Ripon Grammar School opponents 6-1 in the final.

Sixteen couples took part in the event, which was the first time it had been held for U14s.


State Schools' Leagues (starting June 2)

Girls: Huntington v Joseph Rowntree, Manor v Sherburn, All Saints v Millthorpe, Tadcaster v Fulford.

Boys: Joseph Rowntree v Huntington, Sherburn v Manor, Millthorpe v All Saints, Fulford v Tadcaster.

British Schools' League (next week)

Girls U13: Bootham v Queen Margaret's, St Olave's v Pocklington, Queen Ethelburga's v The Mount.

Girls U15: Bootham v Queen Margaret's, St Peter's v Pocklington, Queen Ethelburga's v The Mount.

Updated: 09:13 Wednesday, May 21, 2003