Today Both Men’s and Women’s 1st teams travelled to Bath Uni. The women played Bath 2nds and were nervous because only one “official” first team player was available. Lucie Astier-Such made her BUCS debut and she, together with Captain Monika, won her doubles in 3 sets: 4-6 6-2 10-5. Serve and volley was a tactic widely and successfully used. Anna Fruhauf and Gerogina Shepherd had a tricky match against two uninhibited players and lost 2-6 2-6. Monika then confidently dispached her singles opponent, with a brief loss of concentration maybe, 6-4 6-2. Lucie continued in her impressive lack of nerves and won 6-4 6-0. Anna tried to battle through a sore back, but in the end was forced to retire. Georgina’s opponent proved far too strong and she lost 0-6 0-6.
The team came away with a draw today and one can only wonder at what the score would have been had a full first team been in force… But what they really want to know is why and how Bath Uni have such good facilities: fundraising please!