Cambridge narrowly lost to Exeter 7-8 away on Wednesday in the BUCS Cup.
Both the doubles pairs of Michael Pedersen-Vasya Kusmartsev and James Gunn-Jerry Ganendra gave the Blues the ideal start, winning 6-3, 6-4 and 6-2, 6-2 respectively to head into the singles matches 4-0 up.
However, Cambridge could not maintain the momentum. After Ganendra and Gunn split the singles matches, the Blues needed another rubber to seal the tie. Despite fighting hard till the end, Pedersen and Kusmartsev both lost their singles. With the scores tied at 6-6, the tie went into a tie-break shootout.
Both Pedersen and Ganendra split the singles matches, so the tie went down to the doubles. However, Kusmartsev and Gunn got off to a slow start and lost 2-10 in the match tie-break.
It was a narrow loss, but it showed Cambridge’s fighting spirit and strength in depth. Having won their BUCS division, the Blues will now focus on the upcoming friendly matches.