Men’s Blues vs Essex County

Details

Date Season
June 5, 2016 2015/16

Results

TeamRubbersOutcome
University of Cambridge Men’s 1st4Loss
University of Nottingham Men’s 1st8Win

Match Report

On June 5th, The Men’s Blues team played against the Essex County team.

The day started with a round of doubles. Tim Prossor and Sam Ashcroft won their match in a deciding tie-break, 6-2, 3-6, 10-2. Gerald Wu and Jack Long Martinez won their match 7-5, 6-3. Jerry Ganendra and Alex Cole lost their match 5-7, 3-6. Cambridge lead 2-1.

Next the singles: Tim at 1 lost 2-6, 2-6. Sam at 2 won 6-2, 6-1. Gerald at 3 lost in a tight deciding tie break (6-7(4), 6-1, 7-10), as did Alex at 4 (1-6, 6-3, 9-11) and Jerry at 5 (5-7, 6-3, 10-12). James Gunn at 6 lost 3-6, 6-1. Essex Lead 6-3.

Finally, the second round of doubles: Gerald and Jack lost at 1, 2-6, 2-6. Jerry and Alex lost at 2, 2-6, 1-6. Tim and James won at 3, 5-7, 6-3, 10-7. Essex won the fixture 8-4.

Overall, a disappointing result, with so few tight singles won by the Cambridge side. Gaps in fitness were also highlighted, having played in Nottingham the day before. Lessons were learned and the blues hope to apply the new knowledge in their next match.