Men’s Blues vs Leeds Beckett Men’s 1st

Details

Date Competition Season
February 17, 2016 BUCS Cup 2015/16

Results

TeamRubbersOutcome
University of Cambridge Men’s 1st0Loss
Leeds Beckett University12Win

Match Report

Cambridge had a tough match against Leeds, one of the strongest university teams in the country. The day started with singles. Jerry played at 1 against Nick Eeckelaers. Despite putting up a solid fight, he was outplayed, 6-1, 6-2. Nikhil Sharma at 2 against Peter Ashley and ground out every last point, ultimately getting hit off court, 6-1, 6-1. James Gunn at 3 played against Nikita Kruscharov lost the first set 6-1, and fought back from 3-0 down in the second to break back, ultimately losing the set 6-3. James Darby played against Paul Johnson, and fought back in the second, having been bageled in the first. He ended up losing 6-0, 6-3.

The doubles was played next, Jerry Ganendra and Nikhil Sharma playing as first pair, Gunn and Darby playing as second. At 1, Cambridge lost 6-3, 6-1. At 2, Cambridge lost 6-4, 6-1. This was the highest level any of the Cambridge players had experienced, with the opponents’ range of ratings varying from 1.1 to 2.2. Flaws were highlighted that must be amended in order to compete at this level.