Men’s Blues vs Essex 1sts


November 22, 2017


University of Cambridge Men’s 1st6Win
University of Essex Men’s 1sts0Loss

Match Report

The Cambridge Blues have started their BUCS trophy campaign with an emphatic win over the University of Essex. In the first round of matches, captain Jack Long-Martinez cruised through his singles at number 4 6-1 6-2 without any problems. Likewise, on court 2, Michal Kaminski and Salil Navarpurkar pulled ahead early in their doubles and never looked back, taking the win 6-0 6-3. Playing at number 1, however, James Shemilt had a much closer match. After several close service games in succession at the end of the first set, Shemilt took the set on a tiebreak, then broke early in the second. From then he served well to come away with a 7-6 6-4 win. In the second round of matches, Kaminski had no problems brutally dispatching his opponent 6-0 6-2, Navarpurkar won equally easily 6-1 6-1, and Long-Martinez and Shemilt came through with a 6-2 6-0 win. Overall, it was a very positive day for the Cambridge team as they look to make serious inrodes into the trophy draw.