This year’s 2nds Varsity matches were played at our home venue – the beautifully kept courts at Fenner’s. Ladybirds started the weekend with a few close singles, reflected in the score after the first round: 2-4 to Oxford, followed by similarly competitive two rounds of doubles. Four out of the six matches went on to third sets, unfortunately with the Cambridge side unable to win a few key points only one of the matches ended in victory, finishing the first day with the score 3-9. With fresh muscles and motivation, day 2 started with a smashing singles victory for Cambridge, however Oxford managed secure the result within the same round, winning the next two singles. Still fighting to narrow the score as much as possible, the Ladybirds put up final effort in doubles, finishing the weekend with some more great tennis and bringing the final score to 7-14. Congratulations to the Oxford team – they showed great skill and consistency in both singles and doubles over the weekend. We look forward to more fantastic matches and regaining the trophy next year!