Huge congratulations go to Ben Hart (OW 2013) and his partner, Rachel, for winning the 2022 Jesters Universities Mixed Eton Fives tournament this week.
Teams from Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol and UEA/Warwick attended the tournament, held at Eton College, on 30thJanuary.
The top three Oxford pairs and one Cambridge team advanced to the semi-finals, where Ben and Rachel consolidated their status as Oxford 1, winning 12-9 to 12-4.
In the final, Ben and Rachel beat the Cambridge team 12-11, 14-12 to secure the top spot. Despite being his first national final appearance, Ben was hailed the ‘key player on the day’, playing with ‘a calmness, a steadiness, a consistency and a noticeable lack of unforced errors’.
Ben is currently studying his DPhil in Education at the University of Oxford.
Photo source: http://etonfives.com/news/3201-oxford-win-the-mixed