Retro Nostalgia 1986: Falkirk tennis star takes national title

A Falkirk teenager has battled her way through to win the girls’ under 18 title at the Prudential Scottish Junior Championship at Craiglockhart, Edinburgh.

Friday, 5th July 2019, 5:23 pm

And, in doing so, she became the first player from Falkirk District to win a national title since Laurieston’s Andrew Nicol won the boys’ title 15 years ago.

Fiona West (18), unseeded, did it in style with a surprisingly easy 6-2, 6-0 win over fourth seed Katie Harrison from Edinburgh in the final.

Fiona, who plays for Falkirk Lawn Tennis Club, said: I was particularly pleased because I had a very tough draw.

‘‘I had all the strokes when I was younger but this win has given my confidence a tremendous boost.’’