Tennis: Cambridge secure comfortable victory

Sophie Walker on a fine Blues win...

A long and daunting train journey and a severe loss to Exeter a week previously failed to dampen the indomitable spirits of the Womens Blues tennis team as they stepped onto court against the Cardiff Metropolitan team. Inspired by Sharapova's victories in the Australian Open, regular pair Marilena Papadopoulou (Trinity) and Sophie Walker(Peterhouse) did not concede a single game against the UWIC first doubles pair. Walker managed to hold her nerve on serve to clinch several sudden death deuces. Papadopoulou continued her fine form in her singles as number one, losing just one game. Walker also gave a commanding performance, beating UWIC's number two player 6-2 6-1. Elizabeth Gorton (Murray Edwards) and Katharine Booth (Fitzwilliam) teamed up to beat the second pair 6-4 6-4, in what was an exciting match with many drawn-out volley ralleys. Gorton was unlucky to not consolidate this victory with a singles win. She lost 6-3 6-3 to a very consistent player. Booth, after a tight first set, which she narrowly won 6-4, and realising she had a train to catch, turned up the notch a few gears to win her second set 6-0 a complete an excellent victory.

Sophie Walker

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