After a long journey and a short warm-up, Leah and Monika both faced tough opponents, losing 1-6 0-6 and 0-6 1-6 respectively.
Tanya and Flora’s matches were much closer affairs; both had even score-lines throughout the first set.
Spectators were surprised to hear that Tanya lost the first set after we congratulated her. She really was playing splendidly, with Murray-style counterpunches from all angles. In the end her opponent’s power proved too much and Tanya lost 5-7 5-7.
Flora match had more twists and turns than a navigation through a London Tube Station. She lost after a hard struggle, with jibes and cheers from Cardiff Met’s own spectator stand, 7-6(2) 0-6 2-6.
The doubles we can just gloss over; Tanika lost 1-6 1-6 and Fleah lost 1-6 3-6.