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ORRTC v Oxford students 7 November 2021

Result: Lost 0-3

Alfred Backhouse beat Stephen Goss 6/2, 2/6, 6/2

Benedict Yorson beat James Coyne (Hon OR) 6/4 6/3

Louis Manson & Ross Martin beat Fred Satow (C 70-75) & Richard Bray (M 58-63) 6/0, 6/5

ORs came up against a very powerful Oxford squad, which we frankly had some difficulty in matching for handicap level.

We were able to recruit James Coyne (husband of Miranda Coyne née Meades (RB 02-07)) whose handicap at 16 is better than most other ORs.

Even he was unable to overcome a very strong Oxford player, although the match was close.

Stephen Goss (B 74-79) took a set off his opponent, which was a good result. Fred Satow (C 70-75) and Richard Bray (M 58-63) described themselves as “battered” by a couple of hard-hitting Lawn Tennis Blues, but managed a close second set.

Oliver Buckley (W 67-71)
Hon Sec