Under 25s double for Cambridge’s Kay

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NATIONAL UNDER 25s CHAMPIONSHIPS

Oundle, 7/8th February 2015

STOP PRESS Players from Cambridge University dominated proceedings at the Under 25s Championships, with Ed Kay winning the singles title (after finishing runner-up for the last two years) before teaming up with his fellow Light Blue Matt Shaw to win the doubles. Runner-up in the singles was Ben Beltrami (also of Cambridge), while Jacob Brubert and Chris Burrows (of Cambridge and Imperial, respectively) took the silver medals in the doubles. James Pinder of Cambridge took the singles plate from Light Blue Tom Bury, but Jack Malde & Richard Law had to defer to Oxford’s Tom Hoskins and his Winchester College partner Tom Watkinson in the doubles plate final. (Full report to come – but in the meantime, you can get a feel of the days’ events via the RFA Twitter feed)

RESULTS

Singles
1st round: T. Watkinson bt N. Whitney 15-2, 15-4; J. Aquilina bt J. Pinder 15-3, 15-3; C. Waller bt J. Halligan 15-4, 15-3; T. Parker bt T. Bury 15-10, 15-6; J. Tilston bt R. Law 15-4, 15-4; A. Goodwin bt W. Lau 15-3, 15-3; M. Shaw bt A. Mills 15-0, 15-3; B. Beltrami bt J. Singh 15-0, 15-0; O. Arnold bt O. Even 15-1, 15-0; S. Russell bt T. Barlow 15-4, 15-3; J. Brubert bt T. McCahon 15-0, 15-1; C. Burrows bt B. Singh 15-1, 15-0; A. George bt J. Godding 15-2, 15-1; T. Hoskins bt J Manger 15-5, 15-4
2nd round: E. Kay bt Watkinson 15-4, 15-4; Aquilina bt Waller 15-11, 15-9; Tilston bt Parker 15-9, 13-15, 15-12; Shaw bt Goodwin 15-3, 15-3; Beltrami bt Arnold 15-4, 15-1; Russell bt Brubert 15-12, 15-13; George bt Burrows 13-15, 15-12, 15-8; D. Butler bt Hoskins 15-4, 15-0
Quarter-finals: Kay bt Aquilina 15-1, 15-8; Shaw bt Tilston 15-8, 15-5; Beltrami bt Russell 16-14, 15-8; Butler bt George 15-2, 15-3
Semi-finals: Kay bt Shaw 15-1, 15-0; Beltrami bt Butler 15-11, 15-10
Final: Kay bt Beltrami 15-6, 15-1
Plate: Pinder

Doubles
1st round: Shaw & Kay bt D. Bateson & McCahon 15-2,15-5; Halligan & R. Whitehorn bt Law & J. Malde 15-5, 15-12; Parker & Butler bt Bury & Lau 15-3, 15-0; Beltrami & Arnold bt Even & Godding 15-1, 15-1; Aquilina & Tilston bt Singh & Singh 15-2, 15-1; Russell & George bt Manger & Barlow 15-5, 15-3; Goodwin & J. Gravatt bt Watkinson & Hoskins 15-8, 15-4; Burrows & Brubert bt Whitney & Mills 15-2, 15-5
Quarter-finals: Shaw & Kay bt Halligan & Whitehorn 15-3, 15-9; Beltrami & Arnold bt Parker & Butler 15-13, 15-10; Aquilina & Tilston bt Russell & George 16-15, 15-8; Burrows & Brubert bt Goodwin & Gravatt 15-9, 15-5
Semi-finals: Shaw & Kay bt Beltrami & Arnold 15-9, 15-11; Burrows & Brubert bt Aquilina & Tilston 15-6, 15-4
Final: Kay & Shaw bt Burrows & Brubert 15-11, 15-9
Plate: Watkinson & Hoskins