Beaconhurst girls’ tennis squad are celebrating after netting the prestigious Scottish Schools Tennis Team Championships.

An ace team from the Bridge of Allan school won the annual competition for the first time ever - after making it through to the final in the previous two years.

And it was a decisive win for the four girls - Jodie McLelland, her sister Louie, Meghan Montgomerie and Camille Verden-Anderson – who beat their opponents from Edinburgh’s George Heriot’s School 6-0.

During the six-match final in Edinburgh, 16-year-old Camille won her singles game in two sets - 6-2, 6-2 - while team-mate Louie beat her opponent after three sets - 6-3, 4-6, 10- 4.

Meghan, 18, and Jodie, 14, each beat their opponents without conceding a point in two sets – both winning their matches 6-0, 6-0.

In the doubles matches, 17-year-old Louie and Camille beat their opponents in two sets – 6-2, 6-4 –while Jodie and Meghan won their game 6-0, 6-2.

Beaconhurst’s Director of Sport Judith Ramsay was delighted with the girls’ performances.

She said: “It was a great win, they definitely earned it and it was fantastic to see them win the Championship after making it all the way to the final during the past couple of years. This is by far the strongest squad we’ve had in the competition. Each of the girls dominated in their final round matches and showed a great focus and commitment. It was a great day for Beaconhurst and I’m very proud of their performances.” The annual competition, organised by Tennis Scotland, is open to both state and independent schools and qualifying matches run from September every school year.

This year, around 32 teams took part in the tournament which was founded in 1963.

Beaconhurst beat Mackie Academy in the quarter finals and followed this up with a semi-final win against Mary Erskine School in Edinburgh earlier this month.

They beat their semi-final opponents 5-1 - winning both doubles matches and three of their four singles games – to reach the final.

Meanwhile, another Beaconhurst’s girl’s tennis squad is also celebrating after beating off stiff competition to reach the Scottish semi-finals of the UK-wide Aegon Team Tennis Schools Championship.

The team – made up of Jodie McLelland, Maia Montgomerie, 14, Abbie Kerr, 13, and Andy Murray’s 12-year-old cousin Cora Erskine - take part in the next round of the annual competition against Glasgow High in August.