10 March 2016 – Old Pauline v RFA
An evenly matched four took to the court in this annual fixture. For the OPs – Aquilina, Baker, Dean and Roberts and for the RFA – Bristow, George, Maconie and Waller.
It all ended up coming down to a final game of doubles where George & Waller needed to beat Dean & Roberts to 10 or less to win the match for the RFA. At 11-2 (give or take) up this seemed highly likely, however an OP fightback got them the game 16-15 and the match as a whole. Here’s a video of that game, plus two others from the match.
Dean & Roberts 16 – 15 George & Waller
Dean & Roberts 15 – 11 Bristow & Maconie
Dean 15 – 7 Waller
A new honours board has been installed on the steps up to the Vs gallery at St Pauls which shows all Pauline National Schools winners.
The honours board was marked with an exhibition match between current schoolboy doubles champions Ben Beltrami & Oliver Arnold against the older schoolboy champions Dan Tristao & Tom Dean in which the schoolboys narrowly came out on top.
A better photo will surely be posted in time but for now the below is the best we’ve got!
The new season starts on Thursday 4 September with club nights from 7pm every Thursday thereafter. Get in contact with us if you’d like to be on the list.
There’ll be news coming soon about the Cunis Cup.