11:00am Saturday 3rd March 2012
THE students came out on top of their city counterparts in the annual Town v Gown match at the University Sports Centre, Iffley Road.
City’s men pipped Oxford University 6-4 in the first-team contest, but the Gown claimed the men’s second and ladies’ matches.
With the city and the university locked at 4-4 after the singles, it went to the last point of the final doubles match before City could edge home in the top contest.
Eddie Herrity beat university No 1 Jingyu Sun in a five-set thriller, while Tony Stead saw off No 2 Wilson Chen.
Glen Freeman and Jon Abungan both beat No 4 Xi Geng to make it 4-4.
The university won the men’s seconds match 8-2, with Lewis Sumner and Chris Hawkes defeating David Fudge for city’s only wins.
It was 6-4 to the university in the ladies’ match, with Kristelle Brook and Chloe Yau winning singles for city.
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