Cambridge W2 vs De Montfort W1

14th November 2018

  Another day, another great victory for W2 this time against De Montfort University! The first round started in the bright November sun with Katherine and Rebecca winning their doubles 6-1 6-2, whilst Magda and Jana battled through their singles. Magda played a very strong player and narrowly lost first set before her forehand decided to abandon her, leading to overall 6-7 4-6 defeat. Jana faired better in her match with a 6-2 6-4 win. In the second round Rebecca didn’t encounter much difficulty in her singles. With a 6-1 6-1 win she was finished her second match before Magda had finished her first! Katherine’s match proceeded in a similar brief manner, resulting in a 6-2 6-0 win for CULTC. Magda and Jana, however, made sure the day wouldn’t end too early, they started slowly in the doubles  losing the first set 2-6. When in the second set they decided to take more initiative and focus on net play, the... read more

Cambridge W2 vs Oxford W3

7th November 2018

This week, Cambridge W2 travelled to a very rainy Oxford to replay a match against Oxford W3 (fortunately inside!) postponed from earlier in term. Rebecca was thankfully able to stand in last minute as Jana pulled out through illness. Not-so-thankfully, Charlotte had suffered a bout of food poisoning the night-before so was feeling very shaky and clammy. Anyhow, round 1 began with Charlotte and Zoi playing 1 and 3 doubles against an odd pair. The epidemiologists quickly disposed of the opponents in the first set 6-2, and after a few wobbles, took the second 6-4. At 2 and 4, Katherine and Rebecca very swiftly defeated their opponents 6-1, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0 respectively. Round 2 doubles, Katherine and Rebecca worked well as a pair and beat their opponents 6-0, 6-1. Meanwhile Zoi went on to beat her opponent in a solid 6-1, 6-3, morally supported by Charlotte, whose poisoning had got the better of her. Final score: Cambridge 10 –... read more

Cambridge W1 vs Birmingham W1

7th November 2018

This week Cambridge W1 travelled to The Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham to play their Women’s first team. After a fairly long drive to the venue, the girls went straight on court against their opponents for the first round of matches. Playing singles at 3 and 4 were Jenni and Alba. Alba had a comfortable 6-1 6-0 win at number 4. Jenni had a slightly closer match on the neighbouring court but managed to secure the rubber with a 6-3 6-4 scoreline. At number 1 and 2 Ioana and Teta were paired together for doubles against the Birmingham 1+2 couple. They had a long match considering doubles is played with sudden death deuce! Unfortunately they lost in a match tie-break 10-8. In the second round of matches Jenni and Alba beat their singles opponents 6-0 6-2 in doubles. Teta at number 2 had a tough match against a very consistent player. She unfortunately lost 6-3 6-4 meaning the overall score... read more

Cambridge W1 vs Oxford Brookes W1

31st October 2018

W1 travelled to a different Garden City today to play Oxford Brookes W1. Monika and Georgina played doubles first and managed to secure a 6-3 6-1 win. Kureha sped through her singles at no.1, winning 6-1 6-1. Teta had a longer match at no.2, playing some ridiculously long deuces, she won 6-1 6-4. On to round 2: Monika’s singles was over before the other matches had finished their first set – she finished with a 6-1 6-0 victory. Kureha and Teta formed a slick pair, despite playing together for years as junior, this was their first doubles pairing. They won 6-4 6-2. Georgina lost a close singles match 10-4 in the deciding set tiebreak. Overall Cambridge were happy with a 5-1 win which put them to the top of the league after this weeks matches. 

Cambridge W2 vs Nottingham W4

31st October 2018

  Today Yas, Jana, Anna and Rebecca travelled to Nottingham to play against their 4th team. We had played a few of the girls in the team before so we knew it was going to be a tough match. First on court were Anna and Jana with their singles and Yas and Rebecca with doubles. Jana had many close games but lost out 6-0 6-2 against a strong opponent. Anna was next off court with a tight singles match against an opponent with a big serve but pulled off an amazing 6-4 6-3 win. Rebecca and Yas has an extremely close doubles match which got off to a strong start, but sadly lost 7-6(5) 5-7 6-10 overall. For round 2 Yas and Rebecca played their singles and Jana and Anna played their doubles. Rebecca was first off court with a strong 6-0 6-1 win over her opponent. Yas struggled initially against a good opponent going 5-0 down quickly in the... read more