TENNIS: Tie-break success for North Oxford

TENNIS: Tie-break success for North Oxford

TENNIS: Tie-break success for North Oxford

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North Oxford’s men stayed top of their Aegon Team Tennis regional division with an exciting 7-6 tie-break shoot-out victory over Hampshire’s Thornden club.

It was all-square at 4-4 after the singles rubbers as Jay Sexton and Thomas Bowden, playing at No 3 and 4, recorded comfortable successes.

Jack Rooney and Christian Petersen, however, lost tight matches in the top two singles.

The doubles rubbers were also shared, with North Oxford’s second pair of Bowden and Petersen winning comfortably again.

At 6-6, a tie-break shoot-out started, with Thornden not playing their No 1.

This allowed Rooney to win his tie-break 10-7, and with Bowden claiming a 10-1 success, North Oxford had an unassailable 2-0 lead.

North entertain main rivals Maidenhead on June 1 in what looks to be a title decider.

White Horse 14 and under girls were defeated 6-0 by Halton, who are one of the favourites to win the national competition.

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