Melanie South, the young tennis player from New Malden, won the recent U18 Ariel Grand Prix in Gloucester.
Winning four matches to reach the final against Rebecca Llewellyn from
Wales, Melanie took the title 7-6, 7-5 in a great hard -hitting final.
Melanie, who is combining her tennis training at Sutton Tennis Acadamy
with A-level studies at Nonsuch School, Cheam, has been selected to train with Alan Jones and Jo Durie in La Manga for a week at the end of the month.
Elena Baltacha, Hannah Collin and Rebecca Llewellyn will also be taking part in the sessions.
l Melanie has been named as London regional winner of the Young Sportsperson of the Year and will receive her award from Minister of Sport Richard Caborn on December 10.