TENNIS: Oxfordshire quintet get taste of the big time at Wimbledon

Pictured (from left): Saffy Gujral, Edward Green, Tom Craig, Tim Henman, Ollie Broadhurst, Evie Phillips

Pictured (from left): Saffy Gujral, Edward Green, Tom Craig, Tim Henman, Ollie Broadhurst, Evie Phillips

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Five Oxfordshire Under 14 players had a week to remember after featuring in the HSBC Road to Wimbledon event at SW19 and meeting Tim Henman.

Tom Craig (Sutton Courtenay), Ollie Broadhurst (Standlake), Evie Phillips (Faringdon) and Saffy Gujral (East End) played in the Grade 3 event, with Edward Green (Abingdon School) in Grade 2 action.

Broadhurst reached the last 16 before, with Gujral and Phillips making it to the main draw of the girls event.

Craig is still involved in the consolation event, but Green found the going tough and suffered an early exit.

Ed Green’s fine run continued when he reached the final of the under 14 event at the Yonex Abingdon Open.

The county’s No 1 lost 6-2, 6-2 to Yorkshire’s Matthew Clegg having beaten Ben Moore, of Leicestershire 6-0, 6-2 in the semi-final.

Taysie Gujral, from East End, won the under 16 Grade 4 with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Hampshire’s Anda Manole.

Krishan Badiani, of Kid-lington, triumphed in an all-Oxfordshire final, beating Wantage’s Will Taylor 7-5, 6-1 to claim the under 12 title.

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