Cambridge Tennis off to emphatic start
The tennis Blues showed no signs of early season rust as they recorded an emphatic 10–2 victory over Nottingham.
Captain Tim Prossor and Sam Ashcroft teamed up to win 6–4, 6–1 at no. 1 doubles. In the second doubles, Neil Cordon partnered Michael Pedersen to earn a hard-fought 3–6, 6–2, 10–6 win. The new Cambridge pair started gelling well after the first set loss, and never gave their opponents a chance thereafter. These two victories built up a commanding 4–0 overall lead before the singles matches.
Cordon and Ashcroft both wrapped up their singles matches easily with identical 6–1, 6–0 wins. These victories sealed the tie for the Blues.
At no. 1 singles, Prossor squandered numerous break point chances and lost the first set. Unfortunately, the Cambridge captain retired in the second set due to a sore shoulder. Pedersen showed his mental resolve to carve out a 7–5, 5–7, 10–6 victory at no. 4 singles.