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OH Tom into the semis of British Open

Following on from OH Tom Billings’s magnificent victory over 5th seed, James Beaumont, in the British Open Rackets tournament on Monday evening, he put on another impressive display in his quarter final match against 3rd seed and world number 5, James Coyne, yesterday.

Tom lost the first game 15-9, but won the second game 15-11, the third game 15-10 and scraped through to win the fourth game 16-15.

"To beat the 5th and 3rd seeds in consecutive nights is an incredible achievement and this is the first time an 18-year-old has ever reached the semi-finals of the British Open," says Mike Cawdron, Haileybury’s rackets professional.

The semi-final will take place on Saturday at 2pm and his opponent is 2nd seed and world number 3, Will Hopton (ex-Haileybury staff member!).

Good luck to both of them!