St Mary’s College (Hull) are champions thanks to three 5-3 wins. Their squad consisted of Che Goulbourne, Ehsan Jawadi, Zac Foston, Ashton Innes and Sean McGuinness.
There were three five-setters as they beat University College School (Camden) 5-3, including a fightback from 2-0 down by Innes against Josh Imber (7-11, 10-12, 11-8, 12-10, 11-8), which crucially put the victors 3-1 ahead.
It was also 5-3 to St Mary’s against Ernest Bevin College (Tooting Bec), although Kamal Annich caught the eye for the losing side with a comeback 3-2 (11-13, 10-12, 15-13, 16-14, 11-6) victory over Goulbourne in one of the matches of the day.
Another 5-3 match, against Longfield Academy (Darlington), completed the title triumph for St Mary’s.
Che Goulbourne said of their success: “It’s a good experience to win. We developed as a team and showed belief that we could win it and we all showed good support for each other.”