Shrewsbury School

If you have to lose, at least lose to Wimbledon.....

Tuesday 31 July 2018

On 17 June the OS had a quarter final fixture in the D’Abernon Cup against Kings College Wimbledon held at the LTA National Tennis Centre in London. Each side sourced 2 doubles pairings; each pair would play against the first and second pair. Mackenzie (1998-02) and Gerrard (SH 1999-04) renewed their partnership from the round robin stage and played alongside Will Briggs (O 2005-10) and Guy Haslewood (Rb 2002-07). 

Kings College Wimbledon got off to a fast start taking both the first rubbers despite the OS pairs putting up some stiffer resistance in the second sets. Briggs and Haslewood came back strongly in the second rubber pushing their opponents to a third set championship tie break before going down by the finest of margins.  Ultimately Kings College proved too strong on the day, but some promising signs from the OS team whose form perhaps started to come just a little too late on this occasion. A good effort from the boys to reach this stage of the competition and we go again next year. 

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