Schools Real Tennis U14 Doubles Championships 2019
Winners - MCS (Henry Henman, George Herbert)
2nd Radley (Harry Markham, Freddie James)
3rd Westbourne House (Will Fountain, Tom Barton)
4th Wellington (Dan Head, F Byrne)
MCS (with Henry Henman, the national U12 singles champion) won comfortably, while Radley lost only to them, winning their crucial match - effectively a semi-final - 6/5 against Westbourne fielding 2 younger but very experienced players. They came from 0/2 and 2/4 down to win a nervy final game before beating Wellington 1 soundly.
Wellington 2 (from eagle House) battled gamely to eventually claim 5th place over Wellington 4.
MCS won convincingly overall and were never seriously threatened though needed to play well to beat a very promising pair from Westbourne in a fine final set, with Herbert playing a superb â€˜2nd stringâ€™ game to support his more experienced partner, keeping the ball in play well and returning solidly.
|Senior B Grade X||Wel1||Wel4||West|
|Senior B Grade Y||MCS||Rad1||Wel2|
Wellington 2 bt Wellington 4 8/3
Radley bt Westbourne 6/5
MCS bt Wellington 1 6/1
Radley bt Wellington 1 6/0
MCS bt Wellington 4 6/0