Men’s Blues vs Loughborough 2nds

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

Grasshoppers vs Anglia Ruskin 1sts

22nd February 2017

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Men’s Blues vs Loughborough 3rds

15th February 2017

The Men’s Blues continued their recent strong run of form in beating a very competitive Loughborough 3rds side away from home this Wednesday. The tie started very positively for the Cambridge side, with number one pairing James Shemilt and Jerry Ganendra performing strongly to secure a 6-4 6-2 doubles win. This was followed by another victory (albeit a rather less emphatic one) for second pairing Michal Kaminski and Jack Long-Martinez; the duo managed to eventually oust their opposition 7-6(2) 4-6 10-8, overcoming a 6-2 deficit in the deciding tie-break in order to take the rubber. This doubles clean sweep would ultimately prove crucial for Cambridge, as the two teams subsequently split the four singles rubbers. Hard fought defeats for Long-Martinez and Ganendra at two and three were thankfully offset by impressive straight set victories for Shemilt and Kaminski – the latter of whom, somewhat bizarrely, recovered from 5-2 down in the opening set to win the next ten games (all... read more

Grasshoppers vs University of Oxford 2nds

8th February 2017

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Men’s Blues vs Loughborough 2nds

1st February 2017

The Men’s Blues travelled to Loughborough on Wednesday and performed excellently to secure a draw against very strong opposition. The opening round of doubles matches was split 1-1 between the two sides. Number one pairing Jerry Ganendra and James Shemilt were outstanding in a stunning 6-3 6-4 victory against a formidable Loughborough pairing. Cambridge’s second pair of Michal Kaminski and Jack Long-Martinez also performed admirably, but ultimately were unable to claim victory; in spite of winning the first set 7-6(5), the team were unable to close out the match, falling to a narrow 6-4 10-8 defeat in the second and third sets. In the singles, Ganendra competed well against a tough opponent and was unfortunate to lose in straight sets, while Shemilt was finally made to relinquish his incredible unbeaten singles record in BUCS in a tense 6-4 3-6 4-6 defeat against a very strong Loughborough number one player. Thankfully, however, Kaminski and Long-Martinez managed to put the disappointment of... read more