RYAN Golesworthy set a new record, as the first player ever to win five straight Hampshire Schools title.

The event was run by esteemed Hampshire and Isle of Wight referee, Jenny Sayer.

The standard of play was high, as Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s best junior players represented their schools.

Organised by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight LTA, 26 boys pairs entered from 14 schools and 14 girls pairs entered from nine schools.

In the boys tournament Robert May’s top pairing of Ryan Golesworthy and Daniel Nightingale were in imperious form, only dropping one game on their way to the final.

There they played Thornden School’s James Ardley and Milan Bharadia and the match went to tie break, which Golesworthy and Nightingale dominating not dropping a point to win the Championship.

The victory saw Golesworthy celebrate a notable milestone, setting a new record for being part of a winning team over five years at the Championships, having won in Year 7 with Charlie Flynn and then onwards with Nightingale.

Matthew Grigg, Head of PE at Robert May’s School said: “It was a really great day’s tennis with all of our students performing to such a high standard.

"As for Ryan and Dan I am so proud of them both, to win this trophy four years in a row is a phenomenal achievement and for this to be Ryan’s fifth year is remarkable.

"I am pretty sure that is a record that will never be broken.”

Robert May’s other boys pairing Matthew Tarling and Jed Voysey made the quarter finals.

In the girls event, Atinuke Adelakun and Isla Hignett reached the semi-finals.