Today the Women’s 2nds took on Anglia Ruskin in a derby grudge match. After making the long trek to Fenners, they were greeted by only 3 players instead of 4. This was great new for Charlotte as she had injured her hand and it had turned purple.
Yas and Claudia started off with the doubles. They played a great first set, capitalising on their opponents’ erratic shots and playing some great intercepting volleys. However, after losing a few games in the second set, they both got very nervous and needed to be calmed down by talking through Yas’ man troubles. They were unfortunate to lose the second set 6-4. In the championship tiebreak, ARU got to an early lead, and it was just too much for Cambridge to be able to pull back, and they lost 10-7.
ARU managed to bring out some support in the likes of their men’s team. Come on Cambridge guys, where is our support?
Claudia was on and off the court in about 30 minutes. This is becoming quite a nice trend. All nerves from the doubles were lost and she was hitting all the lines. She won 6-0 6-0 and left her opponent crying in the arms of some of the ARU men.
Georgina had a very easy first set and a half, and then her opponent decided that she could hit winners off every shot, and did so successfully. After a dodgy 2 games, Georgina regained her composure, and finished off the match 6-1 6-2.
Yas played against by far the strongest player. Man issues all talked through, and her mental game was back. She stormed through the first set, winning 6-1. In the second her mental game started to slide back, but she hung onto her lead and won the 2nd 6-3.
Overall a fantastic win for Cambridge W2, and things look promising for next week, when we face ARU again in the cup match.