13th May 2017
The Men’s Blues got their busy summer fixture schedule off to an impressive start with a win over a strong Old Blues outfit at Fenners. The match started with a highly competitive round of doubles. Tim Prossor and Michal Kaminski, playing at 1st pair, performed excellently to dispatch former club captain Sven Sylvester (who had travelled all the way from Australia to participate in the fixture) and Sam Ashcroft 6-4 6-1. The current Blues’ other two pairings were, however, less successful in this opening round; Jack Long-Martinez and Joe Koebele, competing together as a pairing for the first time, were unfortunate to lose 5-7 6-4 1-6 against Gerald Wu and Sergey Yelnik (both members of the 2015-16 Varsity squad), while Jerry Ganendra and Aleks Mardinian were defeated 6-7(6) 5-7 by Vasya Kusmartsev and Alex Cole, with this leaving the overall score at 2-1 to the Old Blues heading into the singles round. This set of matches was equally closely-fought between... read more
6th May 2017
Jane, Jenni and Monika teamed up with three Oxford players to take on the International Club for our first match of summer at Fenners! For what in past years has been a fairly one side match favouring the International Club, all Cambridge and Oxford pairs played some really good doubles with lots of great net play. Oxford had two of their players at No1 pair, Jenni and Monika were No.2 pair and Jane played with Amy from Oxford. Scores are below: IC3 v O1 6-1 6-4 (O) IC1 v O2 – 6-3 6-2 (IC) IC2 v O3 6-1 7-5 (IC) IC1 v O1 7-6 6-3 (IC) IC2 v O2 6-3 6-3 (IC) O3 vs I3 6-1 6-2 (O) Unlucky not to have nicer weather but overall a really fun match with some very promising tennis!
29th April 2017
Yesterday Jenni, Claudia, Monika and Cassandra played in a summer friendly fixture against Hurlingham Lawn Tennis Club’s Ladies team. The grass courts unfortunately were not ready for play, but we played on AstroTurf courts which were just as pretty! The match format was two doubles matches each. Monika and Cassie paired up at no.1. They won their first match 6-2 6-2. Jenni and Claudia also won their first doubles 6-2 6-1. Cambridge also won both matches in the second round of doubles. Monika and Cassie winning 6-2 6-2, and Claudia and jenni also winning 6-2 6-2. There were some very exciting points and a good standard of doubles play all round. We were then treated to a lovely match tea afterwards – lots of cake! All round the fixture was a great experience and a good start to our summer term matches!
15th March 2017
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11th March 2017
The Men’s Blues had the pleasure of competing in a friendly match at the weekend away from home against a very strong Queen’s club team, with the Cambridge pairings of Jerry Ganendra and James Shemilt, Tim Prossor and Michał Kaminski, and Alex Cole and Jack Long-Martinez enjoying the opportunity to play some high quality tennis at what is one of the sport’s most prestigious venues. The fixture comprised two rounds of three doubles fixtures, the first of which was exceptionally evenly-contested. Cole and Long-Martinez started very slowly but did ultimately push their formidable opponents in a 6-0 7-5 defeat, while Ganendra and Shemilt managed to slip from 7-1 up to a 10-7 defeat in the deciding set tiebreak of their match – more the result, admittedly, of sustained brilliance from their opposition than of any poor play from the Cambridge outfit. Prossor and Kaminski were, however, rather more successful in their opening round exploits; the pairing were in dominant form... read more