Local girls get call-up to Northumberland tennis team

Emma Charlton, left, and Jasmine Hacioglu.
Emma Charlton, left, and Jasmine Hacioglu.

Jasmine Hacioglu and Emma Charlton have been selected for the Northumberland county girls 12 and under tennis team.

Hacioglu, who plays for Collingwood and attends Marden High, and Charlton, who plays for Cullercoats and attends St Thomas More, were selected based on their county ranking of four and three respectively.

The girls attend joint club squads with Cullercoats and Collingwood where other local players Anna Winship, Mia Wallace, Libby Hall and Clara Loughlin all figure in the top nine in the county.

County representation showed the girls the standard to aim for with losses to the strong tennis counties of Yorkshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire and a closer loss to Cumbria.