St.Olave's Win Schools' Open Title

27/03/18: St.Olave's won the Open title at the National Schools' Championships for the second successive year at Eton yesterday as Kieran Walton & James Tate beat Eton's Harry Thistlethwayte & Finlay Watt 3-1 in a tight final.

 

Mark Williams reports: St Olave's beat Eton 12-9, 10-12, 12-9, 12-8

In a match where neither side ever established a commanding lead in any game, St Olave’s held the upper hand in all of the games. Eton did very well to rally to win the second game, but St Olave’s played more securely and accurately from the back of the court, and retrieved outstandingly well. It was a match where winners in the buttress were rare, and Kieran Walton and James Tate thoroughly deserved to win in the end.