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
8th March 2017
The Blues squad took on Loughborough seconds away from home this Wednesday in the BUCS Men’s Trophy, with a place in the final of the competition being at stake for the two teams. The Cambridge side, comprising James Shemilt, Jack Long-Martinez, Jerry Ganendra and Michał Kaminski, performed strongly in the opening round of doubles matches and were unfortunate to end up splitting the two rubbers. Ganendra and Shemilt continued their recent run of winning form, quickly dispatching their rather ineffective opposition 6-1 6-1. Second pairing Kaminsi and Long-Martinez were, however, defeated 7-6 4-6 7-10; in spite of putting in a very strong performance, the Cambridge pairing ultimately came up marginally short – an outcome which was due in no small part to their opponents’ employment of some phenomenally questionable line calling on several crucial occasions towards the business end of the match. Thankfully, the team were able to step up a gear in their singles performances. Although number two Long-Martinez... read more