Today was the first BUCS match of the season and Cambridge first team were playing at their new “home” venue of Peterborough….an hour and a half away. Kadi and Monika kicked off the doubles and came up against a well-practised pair and lost after two hours of play: 2-6 4-6. Georgina and Anna, who normally play for the 2nd team, were by no means outclassed and lost 4-6 3-6. All four players seemed rusty and out of match practice, lacking the Bristol team’s four weeks of training. Anna lost 1-6 2-6, Georgina 3-6 2-6 (she had heroically also done rowing in the morning), Monika 6-7 4-6 (a two-hour match), and Kadi 6-2 4-6 11-13 (her legs stopped working after the first set).
Despite this loss, Cambridge players are confident that with intense training and new enthusiasm they will get the results they deserve.