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Game, set and match for academy students

SIXTH formers from Dartmouth Academy enjoyed some of the hottest tennis of the year at Wimbledon.
A group of eight students were treated to action on court one from Britain’s Heather Watson when she beat Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia as temperatures reached record-breaking highs.
The school visit on day three of the prestigious lawn tennis championships saw the students enjoy opening play between Milos Raonic of Canada and a somewhat temperamental Tommy Haas of Germany.
‘Everyone was astounded by the sheer size of the crowd, something no one from lil’ ol’ Dartmouth was expecting,’ said year 13 student Emily Hamill.
This was followed by the ladies singles game and then as it hit 37 degrees celsius in the shade, the tennis continued with Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland against Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic.
‘After a quick argument from the girls as to which player was cutest, the game ensued and everyone had their eyes on the ball, with Wawrinka just gaining the edge,’ went on Emily.
‘The bus journey back to our hotel gave us the opportunity to contemplate just how surreal the day had been and how much we all enjoyed such an amazing experience.
‘For anyone on the fence about attending next year, go! Such an opportunity is not to be overlooked and I know that many of the people who had gone into Wimbledon with no interest in tennis, came out with a new found inspiration.
‘It really was an amazing experience and made me so thankful for the rain that so often graces Devon.’

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