Nat. League div 8 at Oxford (Marshall)
MMTCC travelled to Oxford to start their 2017/18 National League campaign against a team of undergraduates from Oxford University in Division 8. Andy Dalton was first up and took the spoils in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. His serving proved the undoing of his opponent on several occasions.
Next was the battle of the captains and Keith Beechener fell to a superior opponent 3-6, 3-6. Several games reached deuce and could have gone either way, but sadly more didn't.
Jonny Miller saw his first set slip away 3-6, but bounced back strongly, taking the second set 6-3 and a 4-0 lead in the final set. Unfortunately the game then slowly slipped away and Oxford took the set 6-4, the rubber and the match (2-1).
Newmarket are the next opponents for the Division 8 team in two weeks time at Moreton Morrell.
Before then the Division 7 team under the captaincy of Martin Trees start their campaign at home to Cambridge on Sunday 15th October.