Tennis player nets spot on national squad

The 17-year-old said she was thrilled to have been selected in the national team after a successful 10-day tournament, where WA edged out Queensland to take fourth place.

Connell said although the competition was rigorous, playing up to four games a day, she enjoyed the experience.

�I�ve represented the state before but this was my first time being selected in the Australian squad,� she said.

�It got pretty tiring but it was great having the team cheering you on and it was good being around everyone.�

Scarborough Tennis Club coach Rick Willsmore said he was impressed with Connell�s development.

�I have coached Meg since she was seven years old and to see her excel at a national sporting competition and make the Australian team is a wonderful return on years of hard work together developing her game,� Willsmore said.

The Newman College student said she hoped to continue in the sport in coming years.