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Maia magic at Scottish Tennis Champs

18 December 2018
It's been a hugely successful year for tennis scholar, Maia Lumsden.

It's been a hugely successful year for tennis scholar, Maia Lumsden.

University of Stirling tennis scholar, Maia Lumsden, finished 2018 in style with victory at the Scottish National Championships in Edinburgh.

Lumsden followed up an impressive semi-final win over Lucia Rizza to beat Stirling team-mate. Natasha Fourouclas, by the same score (6-2, 6-0) in the women's singles final.

Afterwards, Lumsden reflected on her latest achievement of a superb run of form in the final months of 2018, having won her first professional tournament in Shrewsbury and was part of GB’s silver medal winning team from the University World Championships.

She said: "I'm really happy. It's always nice to win tournaments and I played some good matches today. It's a great feeling to be national champion, that's a big honour. I've been training very hard over the last few weeks so when you have these winning moments it shows it's paying off."

The culmination of the enhanced Tennis Scotland Open Tour 2018, the Masters is the finale of the new nationwide progressive tournament structure which returned for a second year after the fantastic success of the pilot in 2017.

Tennis Scotland CEO Blane Dodds said: "On behalf of Tennis Scotland I'd like to thank all players, coaches, staff and volunteers who have helped provide a superb weekend of tennis and also to all the families, friends and fans of Scottish tennis for supporting.

"The enhancements we have made with the new format of this Masters series of events have been very well received by players and we're committed to continuing that innovation and investment to further grow this event and others in 2019."

All tournament information results can be viewed at: https://bit.ly/2QLV2JP