Halton Everyball player Katy Dunne has been selected to represent Great Britain at the Maureen Connolly Challenge Trophy against the United States at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne alongside the AEGON International on Thursday June 16 and Friday June 17. She will be joining fellow Britons Fran Stephenson, Lucy Brown, Laura Robson in a match that dates back to 1973 and sees GB take on the USA in an 18&U girls event providing competition between the best players of these two countries.
Simon Jones, LTA Head of Performance Support commented: 'We are delighted that the Maureen Connolly Challenge Trophy will again be held at Devonshire Park during the AEGON International. We believe the tie is an excellent opportunity for our younger players to experience playing at a top level event supported by enthusiastic crowds. It is the best grass-court preparation ahead of the ITF Grade 1 in Roehampton and of course The Junior Championships at Wimbledon.'
Katy's selection for this team comes on the back of a near miss for her in the LTA pre-qualifying event for the senior Wimbledon Ladies Championships. She was in good form throughout and confidently won through in her first two matches beating Lottie Fox and Danieka Borthwick but lost narrowly to Samantha Murray 7-6, 6-4 in the final round. Unfortunately none of her matches could be completed on the grass due to terrible weather at the tail end of last week, but it looks as if the sun is shining for her this week as she travels down to Eastbourne tomorrow.
Well done Katy and best of luck!